Because our whole family (11 of us) went to Kauai we rented two condos right next to each other. We had seen the very good ratings on TripAdvisor and decided to book with them. Definitely a good choice!! Your first words upon entering either of these units on the fourth floor will be "WOW!!!"...guaranteed. The units are about 60 feet up, the view is stunning, and the sound of waves will lull you to sleep every night. Great place to view dolphins, turtles and monk seals! (...and whales, we've heard, although we didn't see any.) The prices for these two units was close to the same, and we felt were very reasonably priced considering what they delivered.
#418: The owners, John and Janis, have used ceiling to floor windows, along with mirrors, to capture the incredible panoramic view and a lot of light. Spectacular. This unit - at the end and quite private - provides probably the best view of all the condos...nearly 180 degrees of beautiful ocean and sunsets! The unit is furnished with everything you'll need, from kitchen items to beach chairs/towels to a hair dryer. They even have a stacking washer and dryer in the unit. There is also a comfortable Aerobed available that our daughter and son-in-law used each night on the living room floor as their twin granddaughters were in cribs in the second bedroom. The unit boasts two nice sized bathrooms, 2 beautiful bedrooms (with very comfortable king beds), tile floors, a fully-equipped, modern kitchen with granite counter tops, a beautifully decorated living room area, and nice patio furniture on the covered lanai. Right below 418 to the west is the Beach House Restaurant. Our kids spoiled us with a gift card to there and it was fabulous. The restaurant hosted a few weddings on the lawn below the unit while we were there....those were fun to watch. Ceiling fans help keep the unit cool and comfortable (there is no A/C). A few nights the winds stopped and it got pretty warm inside, but this IS Hawaii....we didn't mind a bit and just took a dip in the ocean. John and Janis were a joy to work with and very accommodating, even providing an information sheet that answered just about any question you'd have about Kauai, i.e, where to eat, where farmer's markets are, etc. This unit truly is spectacular!
#417: The owner, Jim, was so very kind and an absolute joy to work with, even sending us extra pictures of the bedrooms to see if cribs/pack-n-plays would fit for our grandkids! This beautiful unit opens up right away into a very nicely decorated living space; the floor plan provides a wonderful flow for the ocean breezes so the unit stayed cool and comfortable the entire week. Plush carpet adorns the living room, then flows into tile in the updated dining room and kitchen which is gorgeous... granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, equipped with everything you need. The windows in the dining area provide a nightly view of the incredible sunsets. The spacious master bedroom has a king bed, and the second bedroom is nice-sized with a queen. The bathrooms were clean and modern, and the unit has a stackable washer and dryer. We found boogie boards and beach chairs for our use, as well, and took advantage of them. The covered lanai boasts nice furniture, and again the view...oh, the view!! This, too, is an exceptionally beautiful vacation rental.
There is no pool at Kuhio Shores, but we'd much rather swim in the ocean. :o) There is an elevator available to reach each floor but we chose to walk up the four flights of steps (mostly because we had Starbucks and Lappert's ice cream each day.) Both of these condos are ideally situated next to Lawai Beach (next to the Beach House Restaurant... wonderful for snorkeling, but not so great for little ones), Koloa Landing (best scuba diving place on the island, in our opinion), Baby Beach (great for littles and only a 5-10 minute walk from Kuhio Shores), and two newer little malls that host Starbucks, Bubbas Burgers, Lapperts Ice Cream, etc., and a few general stores. Only a 5 minute drive away is Poipu Beach (great for littles and for snorkeling) and Brennecke Beach (awesome for boogie boarding). We've been to Kauai 5 times and so far this is our favorite place to stay. We hope to be back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the sunny South Shore at Poipu Beach, just 10 steps from the waters edge, these 1 and 2 bedroom condos offer the best in oceanfront vacation rental that Kauai has to offer. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets or watch the surfers or sea turtles from the lanai or go snorkeling at the beach right out front. These condos are as close as you can get to the ocean on the island of Kauai! (Note to Reviewers/Readers: The condo units are individually owned. When writing a review, it will be helpful to readers if you specify in which unit you stayed. Also, please be aware that being independently owned, each unit may offer different decor and amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuhio Shores Condos Hotel Poipu
- Kuhio Shores Condos Kauai/Poipu