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Paradise on Kauai's sunny south shore at Poipu Kai Resort, white sandy beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Spacious 2BD, 2 BA, stunning mountain views, easy stroll to white sandy beaches

Recently named one of the most romantic places in the US!

Welcome to Poipu Kai Resort, one of the South Shores wonderful island residential community, conveniently located between some of the world's best beach. Makanui #522 is a charming updated two story condominium on Kauai's sunny southern side in the quieter residential community of Poipu Kai Resort. The spacious Poipu condo is located at the end of the walkway (from the parking lot) and is adjacent to the swimming pool. It is one of four units in the building and occupies the second and third floors of a three story plantation style building. The height allows the magnificent view and wonderful trade winds. The non-smoking condo sleeps five guests comfortably with an oversized master bedroom in a quieter upstairs location with large master bathroom, king size bed, and a wall of open louvered windows with sweeping mountain views, active southern trade winds and distant ocean sounds. The condo features a second spacious bedroom on the main floor, accommodating up to three persons with one double bed, one twin bed and an adjacent bathroom. There is a separate hall pocket door to offer even more privacy.

The Poipu condo is decorated with light blues and greens and includes an updated open concept kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and all the necessary amenities, with a peek of the association's quaint swimming pool, right outside the kitchen window. The pool is so convenient and surprising quiet…you'll feel like you own it most days! The large lanai offers sweeping gorgeous views of the mountains and refreshing trade winds that move through the condo after a long day at the beach, hiking the waterfalls or on the golf course. There's plenty of storage and convenience to come and go from the condo to the local beaches, pools and restaurants. Beach towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, multiple beach toys and a cooler are available for your convenience.

Each bedroom offers a Smart TV to allow internet access to Netflix, Hulu etc. The living room TV offers cable and apple TV as well. There is a bluetooth surround sound speaker to offer entertaining and puzzles, books and games to entertain.

The condo is one of many associations located on 80 acres in Poipu Kai Resort. It is the most charming residential community and the quietest of all the associations due to its location and aesthetic plantation style buildings. It is ideal for couples looking to get away or families with children due to its proximity, close to the Poipu beach but conveniently tucked away to allow guests a well deserved quiet time.

Parking is available on site an convenient to the unit. It is unassigned. Please remove your valuables from the car and lock it up as a good rule of thumb. The trash and recycling are adjacent to the parking lot. From the parking lot, take the stairs down to the right and walk to the very end of the walkway past several other Makanui buildings. Building #5 is at the very end on the right side. The pool will be to your left. The unit is up the flight of stairs on the left side.

There are two outdoor BBQs availabe by building six, with the condo offering all the BBQ utensils.

More Details

Property Manager
Pam and David
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Poipu, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • no noise before 7AM and after 10PM
  • Outdoor railing and lanai should remain empty. Beach towels shouldn't be hung from railings to keep condo orderly.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious master bathroom on second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to main living room and second bedroom. Spacious.
  • Newly installed porcelain tile floors and spacious vanities with extra counter space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious master bedroom with oversized master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Spacious room off main living area with own bathroom.
  • The oversized master bedroom is located on the third floor and is very private. It features a king size bed, berber carpet and 2" white wood shutters with sweeping views of the breathtaking sunrise and the Maha'ulepu mountains. The room offers plenty of closet space and a 40' smart wall mounted HDTV. It has its own oversized bathroom with tub and shower. The lower bedroom offers 2 beds, one single and one double with plenty of closet space and a 32" LED Smart TV with use of the internet (no cable tv) to watch HULA, Netflix etc. (own account required)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brennecke's, Library - Hyatt, Kalapaki Joes, Keoki
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Poipu Bay Golf Resort, PGA Grand Slam
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Poipu Road and Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Brenneckes, Kalapaki Joes, Keokis, Hyatt's Library
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Poipu, Shipwreck, Brenneck's, World's Best Beaches
Car: not necessary

Aloha & welcome to Makanui Unit #522 in building 5 @ Poipu Kai Resort on Kauai's sunny south end. This well appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom two story condo features an open concept first floor with an upgraded kitchen, newer stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood cabinetry and porcelain tile floors in both the kitchen and baths.

The oversized master bedroom is located on the second floor (third of the building) and offers a fantastic Kauai mountain view and amazing island trade winds. It features a king-size bed, 40' HD Smart TV and a large private bathroom with extended counter space and bathtub/shower. The spacious Poipu guest bedroom is located on the main floor, and provides both a double and twin beds. It has an adjoining oversized bathroom with shower unit.

A great Poipu trade wind/breeze travels from the nearby mountains and circulates throughout this spacious unit to keep it cool and cozy throughout the year. Enjoy your favorite beverage & novel while sitting outside on the oversized private lanai; or relax, bask in the sun amid the peaceful garden and take in the tropical breeze and garden/mountain view.

The open kitchen is fully equipped including a coffee maker, blender and toaster. You can make pizza, spaghetti, bake cookies and a lot more. There is a full-sized washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience.

Inside the condo, we have a closet that stores boogie boards, beach chairs, a beach umbrella and, of course, beach towels. Feel free to use any of them - we simply want to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.

The Poipu Kai resort is surrounded by lush gardens, offering peace and privacy. A gas grill is available for your use just a few steps from the condo. The tropical walking paths throughout the resort are beautifully landscaped and lit for romantic evening strolls.

If you like to play tennis, Poipu Kai has 8 full tennis courts that you can reserve for a small fee. For the golfers, Poipu Bay Golf (home of the PGA Grand Slam from 1994-2006) is less than a half mile from our doorstep.

There is a well manicured walkway from the condo both to the east and west to some of the world's best beaches. The beaches are a 5- 7 minute casual walk. Activities such as snorkeling, open-water swimming, body-surfing, kayaking, and surfing are offered at Brennecke's, Shipwrecks and Poipu Beach. Poipu Beach has a children's playground and a wonderful, calm and shallow beach suitable for younger children (Keiki Beach). Poipu Beach is rated as one of the world's best, and has lifeguards on duty everyday for your safety. Poipu Beach has some of the best snorkeling within several feet by just walking into the water. Sea turtles and sea lions are often ashore in knee deep in the water. Dolphins can often be easily seen from the beachfront. Our favorite beach is Brenneckes and Poipu for a fun afternoon. Taking a break at Brenneckes Restaurant and Bar for lunch, or later Marriott's Pool Bar for Happy Hour are some of our favorite "go to" , 'don't miss' things to do.

There are endless hiking trails available. Head east past the Grand Hyatt Resort, past Shipwrecks beach for groomed trails and beautiful scenery at the cliffs, all within walking distance of the condo. Watch dare devils jump Shipwreck on any given day. Slightly east of that are horse stables offering ocean front trails and a great guided tour. Or golf at one of the PGA's stop in previous years. Check out their proshop for some great apparel or check out the Hyatt's Spa for a great day. We highly recommend it, pricey but worth a full day with lap pool, jacuzzi access.

As residents of Makanui, you have access to two pools. The Makanui pool is right outside your front door. The pool area has both sunny and shady areas, and is a great place to relax with friends and family. The Poipu Kai resort pool and hot tub is also available for you to use. Take the garden path west towards Poipu Beach and find the resort pool, above the tennis courts.

And at the end of your fun-filled day, simply sit back, put your feet up and relax in our comfortable furnishings. Watch your favorite US shows on the flat screen TV or surf the internet.

Within walking distance you can dine at Brennecke's Beach Broiler, Kalapaki Joe's (sports bar) or grab a quick bite from Brennecke's deli. The Grand Hyatt Hotel houses 5 restaurants & Stevenson's Library offers live music nightly or enjoy their torch lighting ceremonies and hula nights.

There are amazing walking trails along the coast and terrific paths to run, all safe and convenient.

There is a BBQ on the grounds with all the necessary utensils in the kitchen. Stop by Kauai's Costco in Lihue to stock up for the week. You must have a membership card but its worth it. Otherwise the Big Save Market is in Old Koloa for more convenient shopping needs.

Enjoy your stay. It is an amazing island and we are so excited to be sharing our slice of heaven with you. Mahalo


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Poipu, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$224.84 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$321.2
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Deposit will be refunded as the unit is confirmed intact, no smoking and it will processed within one week via VRBO website. This is a non-smoking unit. This includes the outside lanai.

Check in is at 4PM, check out at 10AM. $50 charge per hour fee beyond 10AM at the discretion of the property manager. It is a self service unit with a lock box for access. Someone is local to assist in the event of a challenge with the unit. Dial 9-1-1 in the event of a true emergency.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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