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Kiahuna #123 - Architect Owned - Beautiful Renovation and Great Ocean View

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our beach house is located in Kiahuna Plantation at Poipu Beach on the south shore of Kauai.  The southern part of the island is known for sunny days and great breezes and Kiahuna is considered the area’s premier beach-front rental property, the only one in Poipu with its own white sand beach.

The condo's architecture is reminiscent of Hawaii's 19th-century plantation past and provides the classic Hawaiian setting for your stay on the island.  The buildings at Kiahuna are nestled in 35 acres of sprawling lawns, lush tropical gardens, lily ponds, a private lagoon and the largest orchid garden in Hawaii.  

Our condo #123 is on the top floor of Building 18, located between the ocean and the pool/fitness center.  As you'll see in the photos, it was completely renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, travertine tile and bamboo flooring as well as all new appliances, cabinetry, lighting and furniture.  The walls were removed between the kitchen and living room to create an open floor plan so you have unobstructed views of the ocean.    All the rooms have louvered windows and doors which lets the breeze pass right through and there are ceiling fans in the bedroom and living area that also keep it cool and comfortable. 

As soon as you walk in the door you have a great view straight through the condo to the ocean.  On the left is the bedroom with a king-size bed, TV, dressers and closet and on the right is the bathroom with a big walk-in shower and a separate vanity area.  The living, dining and kitchen are in one large vaulted space that opens to the lanai.  The kitchen is fully furnished and is great for preparing anything from fresh papaya for breakfast to fancy umbrella drinks and gourmet dinners.  

One of the best parts of the condo is the covered lanai that runs the whole width of the beach house.  There are over 15 feet of glass doors and windows that open to the lanai from the living area.  The lanai is furnished with a bar-height table and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the ocean and grounds.  It also has two lounge chairs which are a perfect place to relax, read and listen to the surf.

The advantage of staying in this unit is that the ceiling is vaulted to 14 feet high which makes the condo airy and open, and at night you can open the screen doors on the lanai to enjoy the ocean breezes while you sleep – something you can’t do in a ground floor unit.  It’s also nice because you don’t have the noise of another unit above you so it feels like a private retreat.   

Kiahuna’s beach is a quick walk through the beautifully landscaped  grounds.  There is a manicured lawn dotted with palm trees fronting the beach and that is where you will find the Beach Hut where you can get complimentary beach chairs and towels.  The Hut also offers snacks and rentals of various beach toys that you can charge to your room.  The beach is fairly private and it is used mostly by people staying at Kiahuna.  It connects to Poipu Beach which has more activity and good snorkeling.  Poipu was rated #1 by The Travel Channel and has been chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in America.

We provide on-site management, staffed 24 hours a day.  You check in like a hotel, and the friendly staff is always available to assist you in any way.  The concierge at the Activities Desk is a great resource to help with ideas, directions and reservations for anything from dinner to helicopter tours, sunset cruises, tee times (at one of many nearby golf courses), horseback rides or luaus.  Guests have full complimentary access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club (right across the street) with aerobic equipment, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weight training machines and free weights.

There are a number of great restaurants nearby.  On the Kiahuna grounds is the historic plantation manager’s cottage built in 1930 that now houses the Plantation Gardens Restaurant and next door is Red Salt at the Koa Kea. Across the street is Poipu Village Shopping Center and down the street is Kukui'ula Village. They both have restaurants and shops that offer everything you could possibly need for your time on Kauai. 

We love Kauai and we looked for a long time to find a place that we would want to return to year after year.  #123 is that perfect place and we hope you consider it home too.  

Reservation Information:

- 4 night minimum unless it fits between other reservations.

- Best suited for 2 adults only - sorry no children.

- Fees: 13.42% Hawaii Taxes and $120 Checkout Cleaning Fee are additional.

- For each 7 night stay, a mid-week cleaning of $67 is required by the resort.

- Reservations: Deposit of 1/3 of rental (or two nights minimum) to confirm,

balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

- Personal check, eCheck or money order accepted. Credit cards or PayPal accepted but

we have to add 3% (or 4% if outside US) to cover transaction fees.

Hawaii TA Registration #152-124-8256-02

Management by Castle Resorts, Roy Thompson


Keywords: Condominium, Kiahuna #123

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to share your fantastic condo!! Not only is it gorgeous but well appointed with everything I needed to make great meals. We had a wonderful vacation!
Oct 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Kiahuna #123 - Architect Owned - Beautiful Renovation and Great Ocean View
average rating of 4.939394 based on 58 reviews
Durham, NC

Great find at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days on our honeymoon and were very pleased with our experience! The condo was true to the pictures. The grounds of Kiahuna Plantation were incredibly well-maintained. We enjoyed the short walk from our condo to the beach because we got to walk through the beautiful gardens! We ate breakfast on the lanai almost every morning and loved the view from the lanai at sunrise and sunset. Our only complaint (and this may be common among lots of condos on Kauai) was that the doors and windows don't have glass seals. They only have screens and louvered interior shutters, so noise from the outside can be heard very clearly inside. It wasn't a huge issue because the other guests in our building were not overly loud or disruptive, but it was something we were not expecting. Other than that, we loved our stay! The kitchen is well-stocked with cooking tools, and the condo and grounds are in excellent condition. The Sheraton and the Marriott are both shorts walks from the condo, so you get the amenities of the resorts without paying the resort prices while getting the space and privacy of a condo. We thought it was a great place for a great price, especially compared to other rentals in the same area. The South Shore has tons of restaurants, sunshine in the winter, and great beaches. We thought it was the best part of the island to stay on! Be sure to check out Little Fish Coffee across the street for a great coffee/breakfast!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashton - I'm glad you loved the condo! Sounds like you enjoyed the ocean view from the lanai and were able to relax and enjoy your honeymoon on Kauai. Yes - it’s funny coming from the mainland that when you get to Kauai, most places on island have screens and louvers rather than glass in the windows. After being on island you realize that it is so temperate with the trade winds that almost everyplace is open air, and it feels so natural. It’s a pretty amazing place. We hope you come back soon - maybe to celebrate your first anniversary?!
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It's an absolutely wonderful condo to stay at!!

  • 5 of 5

It's been our third trip to Kauai, and after enjoying another two weeks at this beautiful condo, my wife and I are already thinking about coming back here again...soon! Dean and Paul have done everything possible to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. From the moment you walk through that front door, you know that you are going to love this place. As with many of their other happy guests, you feel like this is your home away from home. From the awesome view of the ocean and the plantation while enjoying your breakfast on the lanai, to the close proximity to many of the popular sites and restaurants on the South Shore, the luau next door at the Sheraton, a short drive to Old Koloa Town, Friday night Art Walk in charming Hanapepe, and the list of things to do is endless! Thank you again, Dean and Paul, we are coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exellent Condo with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in this beautiful condo and it was real pleasure. We loved having breakfast on the lanai looking on the ocean. Condo is equppied with everything you need, even two USB chargers in the bedroom for charging iphones , camera etc. Kiahuna grounds and beach are beautiful, nice restaurants nearby in two shopping centers ( we cannrecommend Keokis for seafood, the Eating House and Tortilla Republic).

Once wencome back to Kauai we will choose Kiahuna and this condo!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peachland, BC

Everything we could of expected!

  • 5 of 5

This is our last day of our 2 week vacation in this amazing condo. We have been to this resort 7 times now and by far this unit has been the best. Every comfort of home is here, we were in need of nothing. The Owners, Dean and Paul are very easy to work with and accommodating in everyway right down to a list of places and restaurants to visit. We would definitely be back and highly recommend this unit if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation in an upscale unit.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California


  • 5 of 5

We just recently returned from our stay in this wonderful condo! It is very comfortable and beautifully updated.

We enjoyed the view and spent every morning and evening on the lanai. We walked down to the beach most evenings to watch the sunset, which was breathtaking! Dean was quick to respond to every email and super easy to work with. The property is close to shops, restaurants and Kimos across the street to rent snorkel gear. We will definitely return to this lovely property.... Sooner than later, I hope!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dean and Paul's condo for nine days and it was awesome.

Beautiful views from the balcony whether enjoying a morning coffee or having an evening cocktail or dinner. The condo is fully stocked and beautifully decorated.

The Kiahuna Plantation is such a nice place to stay with its nice oceanfront and barbecues on the lawn areas. The owners also make wonderful recommendations that are helpful if it's your first time in Poipu. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: recommended

GREAT BEACH--best swimming and snorkeling beach on Kauai, surfing (lessons, too) scuba, boogie boarding, ten great golf courses nearby (including Poipu Bay--of Grand Slam fame, Princeville, and Kauai Lagoons), boat tours, whale watching (in season), helicopter tours and more, GREAT RESTAURANTS of all kinds, nearby shopping, botanical gardens, world-class spa facilities, GREAT SIGHTSEEING by car, ATV, horseback, jeep, boat or just walking around. You'll have to come back to Kauai to see it all.


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Dec 21 2016 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 18 2017 - Apr 8 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Reservation Information:
- Please inquire for rate quotes if your dates aren't listed.
- 4 night minimum unless it fits between other reservations.
- Best suited for 2 adults only - sorry no children.
- Fees: 13.42% Hawaii Taxes and $120 Checkout Cleaning Fee are additional.
- For each 7 night stay, a mid-week cleaning of $67 is required by the resort.
- Reservations: Deposit of 1/3 of rental (or two nights minimum) to confirm,
balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
- Personal check, eCheck or money order accepted. Credit cards or PayPal accepted but
we have to add 3% (or 4% if outside US) to cover transaction fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath vanity area with granite counter and separate walk-in shower with travertine walls
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
King-size bed, free High Speed WIRELESS internet access, Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom, Two TV's with Cable and DVD Player (movie rentals at Redbox across the street at Whaler's Cove General Store), MP3 player with built-in iphone/ipod charger, New furniture, Full kitchen with all appliances (refrigerator, range/oven, microwave), coffee maker, blender, toaster, all utensils, glassware, flatware and dishes, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, linens provided, coin laundry facilities on property, access to fitness club and pool, gas BBQ grills. No Pets. No Smoking.

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