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Live On The Ocean While Exploring Idyllic Poipu, Points Beyond. Optional AC, Too

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This Beautiful One-bedroom Has Bay, Ocean, And Mountain Views. Enjoy It All!

Our comfortable, third-floor, south shore condo is right ON the ocean so you will SEE --and HEAR-- the sound of the surf as soon as you open your front door. The condo, with stylish, contemporary furniture, boasts a comfortable California king bed. Relax "at home" and enjoy the ocean while sitting inside or out on your lanai. Snorkel with turtles right in front of the condo (we sometimes see Eagle Rays in our bay, too)! This is one of the best shore dive sites on the island and our building is consistently rated as one of the best. The condo is nicely furnished so you can get down to the business of relaxing in comfort upon arrival. Come on in and make yourself at home! Most guests who stay in our Rising Sun Suite *do* return, btw....

denise Ball
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About denise Ball

We first ventured to Kaua'i in 1998 and never looked back! After many visits to the island, and managing our oceanfront condo rentals from the SF Bay area, we left Silicon Valley and moved to the island in 2002. BEST decisions we've ever made -- except our marriage 29 years ago.

denise Ball purchased this condo in 2015

Why denise Ball chose South Shore

You can not get any closer to the ocean, and our building is just a few minutes drive to famous Po'ipu Beach Park, the Grand Hyatt, and many other well-known resorts. The Botanical Garden and Spouting Horn are minutes away, as are a multitude of restaurants and shops. Yet our building is "off the beaten path," which means peaceful, quiet serenity....

What makes this condo unique

Hop on the elevator to the third floor, enter your front door, and you are looking at OCEAN. Your private lanai consists of clear, plexi glass for unobstructed views, so no peeking through the railing. Watch the turtles frolick and feed -- from the lanai, OR from inside your condo.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiahuna Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Beach House (Renown)
Nearest Beach
Lawai Beach
Car: recommended

In addition to the ocean --with prime snorkeling and surfing locations within a few steps, just outside your door-- there are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance of Kuhio Shores. Our building is next door to (and shares oceanFRONT lawn with) the renowned "Beach House Restaurant," and is only a short walk to "The Shops at Kukui'ula," our island's newest shopping/dining area (many restaurants to choose from).


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • SUPERSEDES No Refund Policy: For cancellations within 90 days, we DO REFUND --pro-rated-- only after we re-book dates in the time slot held for you.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Comfortable King bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Live On The Ocean While Exploring Idyllic Poipu, Points Beyond. Optional AC, Too
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Beautiful ocean views, fall asleep to the waves crashing, very clean condo and we loved sitting on the patio watching the turtles swim. Within walking distance to many great restaurants but yet the area is quiet and relaxing. We are in Maui now and already miss it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha-good evening, and mahalo, Nolan. so glad you enjoyed your stay! we appreciate you taking time to let us --and others!-- know how comfortable you were and how much you enjoyed our condo and location. we love that our condo is right on the ocean, tucked away from the crowds, yet --at the same time-- offers easy proximity to so many dining, shopping, and activities options. we hope you'll contact us when you plan your next island getaway! warmest aloha and a hui hou, --denise
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Perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights here after 4 nights on the Big Island. It was great to be in a condo after 8 nights in hotels, clean, building has laundry, outside grill, and again really clean!!!. Location was great for getting to all the activities we had planned. The snorkeling was awesome steps outside the door. Denise was so responsive and sent out a list of helpful information on restaurants, shops, activities etc. We would stay here again if traveling to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 6 days for our honeymoon! It was so wonderful! Denise was great, she kept in contact with us and was very informative and told us everything we needed to know. It's location is fabulous and the view is wonderful! The condo is very nice and very clean! We can't wait to come again, we would definitely stay here again. We loved every minute of it!

~The Wise's

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

Denise was a great host, and we loved staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: big MAHALO. we are glad you enjoyed your special celebration here and hope you two will return. as you know, this is the perfect place to relax and, of course, celebrate many years of anniversaries... CONGRATS again! warmest aloha and a hui. --denise
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Gorgeous condo - perfect location!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our say at this gorgeous condo. Sipping coffee on the lanai watching the sunrise, watching the surfers and the sun set while sitting in the grass on the other side of the building. Snorkeling in the cove next to the Beach House restaurant. The condo is equipped with everything you would need. The only negative for is was that the condo did not have air conditioning and we couldn't get it cooler than 75 degrees in the condo. We're from Oregon so we're not climatized for that so sleeping was difficult for us but may not be a problem for most. I understand why it doesn't because electricity is so expensive on the island. Everything else was perfect! The view and the location were awesome! Owners were very nice and responsive too!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha and thank you for taking time to share your experience, Heather. we are very glad you loved the condo and enjoyed your stay. we also appreciate your comment about the cost of electricity here on-island. it is VERY expensive, and as you mentioned, most of our guests are comfortable with the trade winds and ceiling fans. several of our guests return annually, and have done so for many years; they do not need or want AC. since it is imperative guests are comfortable in our condos, however, we surveyed previous guests while debating the AC issue. their responses: no thank you. we have been coming here for years and have never needed AC. these guests mainly want to HEAR and feel (almost!) the power of the ocean... we, too, feel that one of the greatest benefits of our oceanfront location is the ability to offer our guests a true hawai'i experience: tropical birds, trade winds, and the roar of the surf right outside your condo. in our opinion, there is no better sound while sitting inside, or outside on the lanai, or being lulled to sleep. despite our love of the open-environment, and the added expense of operating AC, we have decided to install it so guests who want this amenity can choose to utilize it. installation is scheduled in just a few weeks -- mid-july 2017. we hope to hear from you when you are ready to return to beautiful po'ipu, Heather... perhaps our addition of this amenity will do the trick?! warmest aloha and a hui hou, --denise
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kuhio Shores. It's a great location with a great view. It is also very convenient to a variety of activities. The owners were very easy to deal with and we highly recommend this property to anyone else visiting Kauai.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha and mahalo nui, Jeff. we are glad you enjoyed your stay in our rising sun suite and appreciate your kind words! we thank you for the "assist" since a lot of our business comes from referrals -- either from family and friends, or because of previous guests' review comments. we do a lot of repeat business and hope you two will contact us when you plan your next trip to beautiful kaua'i! warmest aloha and a hui hou, --denise
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

International Credit $40
Out-cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Regarding Cancellations (our Policy SUPERSEDES the "No Refund" information [embedded in the software]):
For cancellations within 90 days, we DO REFUND --pro-rated-- only after we re-book dates in the time slot held for you. For cancellations prior to 90 days, we offer a full refund.

We reserve the right to accept reservations based on how they work with our schedule and accept two- and three-night reservations when they fit between existing reservations --back-to-back-- or as "last-minute" rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund