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OCEANFRONT GEM - Makahuena #4205 2BR/2BA

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,155 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo With Ocean Views

Welcome to Makahuena #4205 located on the southern most point on the Island of Kauai. Enjoy the comfort of our newly remodeled property and the surrounding Poipu Beach area. Our competitive SUMMER/FALL SALE rates allow you to enjoy the beauty of Kauai at a great value. See our video in "Links to more information" below. (

This spacious corner unit, with ocean views from the lanai, master bedroom and living area, was completely renovated in October, 2015. Grab your morning coffee and watch the sunrise, crashing waves and whale/dolphin from the privacy of your own lanai. Wireless WiFi is included in our rates.

Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, the unit features contemporary Asian elegance with tasteful touches of island charm. Upgrades include all new furniture and bedding, new kitchen appliances, mirrors which reflect natural light and ocean views everywhere, windows and fans which provide great ventilation, completely re-tiled bathroom showers, new hardwood flooring and new window coverings.

The new kitchen includes Sapele Mahogany cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and all the smaller appliances you need. The fully stocked kitchen provides a comfortable setting for cooking your own meals. Grind your coffee beans, make a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy the morning view of the ocean. A starter set of coffee and Kauai Cookies are a pleasant surprise on your first morning.

Your totally remodeled master bedroom also has an ocean view, a Californian king bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 twins (convertible to a king) and its own private full bathroom. Both bathrooms have been renovated with new cabinets, vanities, and tile work. All new linens and towels are provided for your comfort.

We also provide beach towels and “fun in the sun" equipment such as boogie boards, beach chairs and a portable cooler. The condo has a full size washer and dryer for your use with laundry detergent provided.

A short 10 minute walk and you're at Brennecke's Beach (consistently voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the USA in the Traveller's Choice Awards). About the same distance to Shipwreck Beach for a bit more laid back experience. It is also easy to walk to local restaurants and fine dining in resorts like the Hyatt. If you love to golf, there are multiple courses nearby. If hiking is for you, the beautiful Poipu coast is right at your doorstep.

You will find that we have made every effort to provide our guests with a beautiful and comfortable living space close to all the great outdoor activities Kauai has to offer.

Our property is fully licensed with the State of Hawaii to collect General Excise Tax (GE-123-225-7024-01) and Transient Accommodations Tax (TA-123-225-7024-01).

More Details

Ron Johnson
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ron Johnson

On our first visit to Kauai in 2004 we fell in love with the island. We acquired a condo at Alihi Lani (VRBO 201519) and have been sharing our home in Paradise since 2005. Our 80+ 5 Star Reviews on that site speak to how we take care of our guests needs in a timely and professional manner.

Ron Johnson purchased this condo in 2016

Why Ron Johnson chose Poipu

The Makahuena Point is the southern most spot on the island of Kauai and is a great location from which to explore the Poipu Beach area.

What makes this condo unique

Complete renovation in October, 2015 with quality upgrades throughout the 1155 square feet. Your rental value is extremely high at this location.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1155 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have been renovated with new cabinets, vanities, and tile work.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King with ocean views from your pillow
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be combined into a king
  • Totally remodeled master bedroom has ocean views, a Californian king bed and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 twins (convertible to a king) and its own private full bathroom. Inflatable queen air mattress and pump are also available for your use.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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OCEANFRONT GEM - Makahuena #4205 2BR/2BA
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews
Kirkland, WA

This view is not what you will find in this so called Gem of a property!

  • 1 of 5

We arrived thinking that we would be seeing this view that is on the website but to find a cyclone fence to look at with nothing like this photo posted. The property in general is poorly maintained and has not been updated with the exception of some exterior painting, and the roofing that was under construction upon arrival. Also the front entrance to the unit was so unwelcoming and a mess, paint chipped off the door and the entrance a mess. We could barely open the door to the deck and screen the fell off. The deck looks way bigger in the photos. It is posted that the furnishings are all new and remodeled inside. The kitchen and flooring are new but the furniture is not what we would consider a newly remodeled unit. We did not stay a night here and ended up hotel hopping our entire vacation during expensive spring break prices. If you want a nice newly remodelled unit and property this is not for you!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seriously? This review is BS! Our property was completely remodeled in 2015 and the pictures are real. The condo association has recently removed a 7’ hedge and is in the process of replacing the old fence. These guests did not like the view and threatened us with a bad review if we did not give them an entire refund. I gave them a partial refund even though it was not required as stated in our rental contract. After discussing with VRBO, they even thought a partial refund was more than generous. I would ask that you read our other reviews which reflect reality and disregard this social media bullying.
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Warren, NJ USA

Wonderful condo in Poipu

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to stay in this lovely condo for 4 nights. It was the perfect size for a family of four and the kids loved having their own beds and room. The kitchen was very nice and well stocked and the unit was clean and spacious. While we were unlucky to have some rainy weather (which is unusual for this area during the time of year), we made the best of it by using the hot tub by the pool and by playing cards and games together as a family when we couldn't go out. I would highly recommend watching the sunset one night from the beach overlook just a few steps outside the condo. A little further down there is a great view of the rocks with a arched bridge over the water with the waves crashing all around. The one thing that I would make note of is that the view from the condo from one side is slightly compromised as they are getting ready to do construction on the lot next to the condo complex and they have erected some fencing along the property line obscuring the view.

Ron was easy to communicate with and we had no complaints at all. We wouldn't hesitate to go back and stay in this same unit again if we are fortunate enough to make another trip to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Laura, Thanks for sharing your reflections on the recent time at Makahuena #4205. I'm pleased your family made the best of things is spite of the recent rains. I would like to clarify your reference to the fence between our property and the vacant lots next door. This is an old fence that was covered by our hedge to provide privacy to our property owners. The hedge has recently been removed and the old fence is to be torn down and replaced with a new cast iron fence with greater visibility. The 10 lots next door have not been approved for sale nor is any construction currently being planned. Mahalo, Ron
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo. Nice kitchen and appliances, and the living room furniture is Comfortable! Face it- it gets used since It is dark at 7 pm, so there are evening hours to read or watch tv. (Other places I have stayed skimp on the furniture making for uncomfortable evenings.)

The King bed however is very soft, so that you sink into fluff when you lie on it. Did not get a back ache so maybe it was just a top cover of some kind. The walk-in closet was great!

The views from the lanai are just beautiful, we watched whales, dolphin and turtles. Hint- take binoculars. Listening to the waves crash at night is so peaceful I hated to fall asleep!

The pool and hot tub were very nice.

The only negative I can think of is there is no way to get to the room without using some stairs.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this accommodation: nice walking path along the ocean starts right here, and the views of sunrises and sunsets are beautiful. We were also able to watch the whales and tortillas from there.

The condo itself was spacey, very clean and well maintained. It's also located just perfectly: close to several hiking routes, beautiful beaches and convenient to shops and restaurants (within 5-10 min drive).

The owners were very helpful and the customer service was excellent, so we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this unit for the whole month of January, 2018. We found the interior of the unit to be as advertised. It was nicely updated with modern appliances, counter tops and flooring.

The view from the lanai was uninhibited ocean view as you turned right out of the unit. The view straight ahead was less desirable as the view was limited by a property dividing chain link fence.

We did enjoy a great amount of whale watching from the lanai as the humpbacks were very active while we were there.

The only other criticism we might have, as this is a second floor unit, with two other units on the third floor. These units appeared to be short term rentals. Most of the renters were quite respectful of the fact that there were people living below them, however, in two cases these renters made a lot of noise on an ongoing basis. In one case, resulting in us having to talk them about an apparent "happy hour" that dragged on too long.

The whole Makahuena condo development is nicely located for a variety of hikes and walks and also convenient to shops and restaurants.

All in all, we had an enjoyable time in Hawaii in Unit #4205.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Antioch, IL

Fantastic views of the sunrise and whales

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Hawaii for the holidays was awesome. The location, the views and all the amenities provided made for a perfect stay. The whales were very active off Makahuena Point and provided a lot of excitement.

The owners were easy to work with as we had to change our dates. The new hiking path along the coast to Shipwreck Beach became our regular morning walk. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lihue, Kauai
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Poipu Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Poipu Beach
Car: recommended

Poipu Beach is consistently one of the top 10 beach destinations in the world. This 3 mile stretch of coastline is amazing with many choices of private or hotel lodging. Endless activities for the energetic or relaxation for the soul.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Personal checks or eCheck payments preferred avoiding fees. Credit card fees will be the guests responsibility if chosen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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