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

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 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.  

Hawaii TA Registration #152-124-8256-02

Management by Castle Resorts, Roy Thompson


Cleaning Fees are additional. Guests pay a Check-out cleaning fee ($120). A Mid-week cleaning ($70) is required for every 7 night stay. (Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates). Cleaning fees will be collected by the front desk upon check in (they aren't collected by VRBO).

Reservation Cancellation Policy: If you cancel greater than 75 days prior to your arrival date, we will refund your deposit less $50. If you cancel between 75 and 45 days prior to your arrival date, we will keep your deposit but you can apply it toward a future rental with us. If you cancel less than 45 days prior to your arrival date, we will attempt to find another party to rent the unit during your dates, and if so, we will send you any amounts that we collect from the other party less your deposit. If we are unable to find another party to rent the unit, then we will keep all rental payments received. This policy applies to cancellation of either an entire reservation or cancellation of a portion of your reservation.

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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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Kiahuna #123 - Architect Owned - Beautiful Renovation and Great Ocean View
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 66 reviews

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

I was very concerned about not having air conditioning, but it was very comfortable. Between circulation and fans, we were always cool. Even more than the condo in Hanalei, that had ac. This place had everything we needed. Loved the stylish decor. Bright, sunny, nice view, close to lots of good restaurants(walkable). Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great View, Nicely Appointed Apartment in Poipu

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here Nov 19th to 26th and were very happy with the apartment. It was well stocked, nicely decorated and had a great view of the ocean from the lanai. The beach is an easy walk through the beautiful grounds with lounge chairs and towels provided. There were lots of restaurants to choose from within walking distance, including one right on the property. There are common bar-b-ques throughout the property that were well maintained by the staff. We used them a number of evenings. The pool and gym are across the road, also just a couple minutes walk. We didn't use it but took a walk around and it looked inviting, especially for families with kids. The apartment owner (Dean) was very pleasant to deal with and checked via email to ensure that we had checked in ok and that everything was in good shape. We would recommend this apartment and would stay here again if we return to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully appointed stay in every way.

The bed is super comfy & I already ordered the pillows. Dean gives you a list of dining ideas and pointers which are super helpful.

Kitchen is very well appointed down to Henkel knives. Dine @ Plantaion Gardens, and grab an Aci Bowl across the street @ Little Fish as you head out for the day. DEFINETLY do Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour! Worth the $$ and very professional company, once in a lifetime experience, AMAZING!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing appartement with beautiful sea view

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time at this place. The appartement is tastefully furnished and decorated, and it was very clean. The walking distance to the beach is a mere 3 minutes walk and the swimming pool is also just a short walk across the street. Unfortuntately, the spacious swimming pool with a separatated children's pool and a slide is in the opposite direction of the beach. However, probably because of that, the swimming pool was never too crowded. If we ever get the chance again to visit Kauai, we would definitively come back to this appartement.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our time in Kauai was made all the more special because of this beautiful beach condo. We loved everything about this home away from home. The owners provided everything we needed and more in the kitchen to make home made meals. The decor was clean and beautiful and created the atmosphere of a five star hotel penthouse. The bedroom was comfortable and provided lots of storage, and the bathroom had a lovely shower with wonderful water pressure after long hikes and days at the beach. We loved the view from the lanai and spent many relaxing mornings looking out at the view. When we return to Kauai someday we would be very excited to stay at this condo once again. Thank you for a memorable time in paradise, with all the luxuries of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiahuna Beach House 123

  • 5 of 5

I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited Kiahuna for 35 years at least once or twice every year. Understandably I’ve stayed in a number of units around the property. Kiahuna Plantation Beach House 123 is by far superior to any other unit. The owner is an architect and has done an exceptional job remodeling the interior and creating a large, extremely comfortable space with marble counter tops, travertine-lined bathroom and bamboo flooring. He has anticipated and provided for a guest’s every need in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Furniture and artwork all appropriately reference the Aloha spirit without being clichéd or trite. Since unit is on an upper level and located at property’s rear, beach activity and noise is nonexistent and view from lanai exceptional. I cannot more highly recommend Kiahuna Plantation Beach House 123. In a word “heaven”.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.42%

- Fees: Cleaning Fees are additional. Guests pay a Check-out cleaning fee ($120). A Mid-week cleaning ($70) is required for every 7 night stay. (Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates). Cleaning fees will be collected by the front desk upon check in (they aren't collected by VRBO). Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates.
- Best suited for 2 adults only - sorry no children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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