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“Perfect! Suite E2 was wonderful.” 5 of 5 stars
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1677 Pe'e Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Bragg Creek, Canada
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“Perfect! Suite E2 was wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We booked this through The Parrish Collection and found them to be on the ball, making sure we had no issues. This condo has changed the way I will travel. No more crowded hotels. For less money than a 4 or 5 star hotel, we were right on the ocean in a well appointed 2 bedroom spacious condo. I will come back and try to stay in the same suite.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The views are amazing - nothing like waking up and seeing a pod of dolphins while drinking coffee! The grounds of Poipu Makai were well maintained, but the pool was a bit of a joke - slightly larger than a large hot tub - they should actually just make it a hot tub, would make a whole lot more sense. Stayed in A2 and the furnishings were comfortable, as was the bed - our only major complaint were the bugs. Giant cockroaches in the dishwasher and smaller bugs all over the countertops - even afer a thorough cleaning. Probably attributed to the screens around the windows which were loosely secured and most had huge gaps between the windows. If you are looking for a reasonable condo with great views at a pretty good price, I'd recommend A2 - however, if you have more discerning tastes and are adverse to a little bugs, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Rented unit B3 through the Parrish Collection, LLC. Everyone at Parrish was simply AWESOME. Joanne set up our rentals (two condos different parts of Kauai). Pat organized tickets for events and provided information and spot on directions for various activities. We knew we would arrive late after about 24 hours of travel what with flight time, delays, and lay-overs. I asked Pat to arrange for a few groceries to be left in the condo so we wouldn't have to stop and shop for groceries after our long flight. Every thing on my list was left in the condo by Anne. When she couldn't find a specific item she used her best judgment. We were extremely pleased with the service the Parrish people provided.

Unit B3 was great. Nice, quiet location over looking rocky area where people like to fish or explore. Beautiful view from the lanai. The lanai is covered and quite protected so we could sit outside even during the frequent rain showers that bless Kauai. There is no sand beach access but we knew that from the info provided on the unit. Everything was provided for including fans, coffee, and laundry soap. The condo was exceptionally clean.

Only three things kept this condo from being given top rating - There was a strange smell inside that never went away. We purchased several heavy duty air freshener products but they could never overcome the odor. Never did figure out what it was but possibly it was the smell of wet cedar. Once inside we quickly adjusted but the smell was strong upon entering.

The upstairs bed sags in the middle. I looked underneath and it seems the frame is bent. However, I still slept very well on this bed even though it sags it is comfortable just a little odd.

There are two parking areas upper and lower. Lower is extremely close quarters with ill placed support beams. Both parking areas are a tight fit for a full size car. With the low slung car we rented (Dodge Charger) we drug bottom every time we pulled out of the driveway. Rent a small or mid size car instead of a full size one. Travel will be much easier.

Would absolutely stay here again and very much wish the Parrish people could plan all of my vacations!

Room Tip: Pack light as there are no elevators. Seriously all you need is a pair of slacks, or dress, 3 pairs...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed in unit A1 and were greeted with a pod of spinner dolphins and some whale spouts within five minutes of walking in. The view cannot be beaten!

We stayed at Poipu Makai with another couple for a week, and it was just what we needed. It was comfortable and clean with plenty of room for four; furnishings are not luxurious but are certainly up to the standard of a condo rental. The second bedroom is pretty dark (but why would you spend any time in it while the sun's up?). The master bedroom is beautiful but the bed is uncomfortable.

It's a five-minute walk from a couple of small beaches and a five-minute drive from Koloa. Overall a great spot in Poipu.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marina del Rey, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

I'm sure all the other reviews lead with the great view from the lanai, but there is a reason for that. It's absolutely breathtaking in an unambiguously good way. We were able to see dolphins and turtles from our own home. The attached picture is from the living room window! The unit was decently furnished and spacious. No air conditioning, but the fans are good enough for all but the warmest nights. The facility feels like you are climbing through a tree house. There are a lot of ups and downs of small flights of stairs but that configuration adds to the privacy. There is a plunge pool that is unimpressive and is in the front of the property, with no ocean views. Poipu Beach Park is in walking distance and it's one of the nicer beaches on Kauai. In the other direction, there is a great walking path that follows the oceans and winds toward the Hyatt, which has some magnificent public grounds.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed in unit B-2 for a week during our visit to Kauai. We reserved this through Kauai Vacation Rentals. Great place to stay! Lovely view. Very clean and comfortable. Kitchen had every gadget you could ever need and had all new appliances. A nicely decorated condo. Very quiet. Yes, the pool is tiny, but it was perfect for our 6 year old who enjoyed swimming in it every evening (it's just 4 feet deep). There is a community grill in the pool area we used which was great. Had problems with the ice maker not working. Called Kauai Vacation Rentals and they were on it right away. Got it fixed within a few days and offered to reimburse us for a bag of ice in the meantime.

Location was good. Yes, you could walk to the beach from here. Would take about 10 minutes, but we chose to drive just because we wanted to bring a lot of stuff. Condo comes with beach towels, chairs, sand toys, boogie boards, etc... which we enjoyed using.

Great experience and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Seconding all the other reviews, the view from these condos is awesome. Unit E2 is nice, decently furnished with a great but small queen bed in the master. Sleeping to the crashing waves will be missed. Pool is a bit small but waves and snorkeling only minutes away.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1677 Pe'e Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
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Ranked #15 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Poipu
Number of rooms: 14
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