Ocean View 2nd Story Beach Access Poipu Best Beach Kauai's Only Condo Resort
About Karen Mayville
Steve and Karen Mayville purchased this condo in February 2015. They have added all new furnishings, decor and beach essentials. We have been to Kiahuna Plantation six times since 2008 and fell in love with this property the first moment we encountered the plantation style architecture, palm trees swaying on the great lawn overlooking the ocean and of course the world class Poipu Beach. Truly paradise!
Karen Mayville purchased this Condo in 2015
What makes this Condo unique
Things we love about Kiahuna.... -very family oriented -tropical lush landscaping -great lawn allowing adults and kids to throw a ball or frisbee or lay in the grass -multiple outdoor grills for cooking -feeling that the beach is your backyard.... no roads or traffic to cross -exceptionally friendly staff that are sincerely happy to have you in Kauai -very safe and secure -fantastic restaurants within walking distance (and of course, Starbucks!) -hearing the birds singing upon waking up and ocean waves crashing from the lanai
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice Stay in Sunny Poipu
This is a relatively quite property, surrounded by the propagation of several mega resorts - the worst of which is the Grand Hyatt a few miles away. In that sense the villas were a nice, restful and properly tailored to a Kauai holiday; a refreshing oasis along the south shore. On the other hand, our unit, #137, was in need of an overhaul. First off, the bath and kitchen areas were not in keeping with the price point. Further, we were accosted with an unusual array of large furnishings, which made it difficult to navigate the small space. Lastly, the property manager did a poor job relaying the amenities and site layout. We needed to discover most of this on our own and inquire with other guests to gain a working knowledge. None of which is a deal killer, but does leave one to wonder if more idealistic location might be found a further along the coast.
Great location/needs updating
The property is great and the location was excellent. The apartment was clean, well equipped, but dated. The airflow needs to be improved. There are six fans, and they were going all the time, but with the sun hitting the apartment directly, it was impossible to cool things down. Still loved the access to the beach and everything else.
The upper level unit is lovely and well-stocked, with a large lanai and lovely lawn and ocean views, as shown on the listing. However, it is very hot, and even with ceiling fans and additional room fans all turned on, it was uncomfortable. Also, there is no swimming pool within the complex (it is off site), which we hadn't realized prior to our arrival. The ocean is very close, but the high surf was intimidating.
Favorite Spot So Far
This is a great unit, had everything we needed for our 2 week stay. We'll be back soon!
Great Spot at Kiahuna Plantation
We enjoyed our time at this unit it was clean and well kept, loved the open great lawn in front and ocean views, hoping to return in future
We loved the location and the home was beautifully decorated. We wished the additional $167.00 cleaning fee had been disclosed when were given our final total. It came as a surprise when we registered the day we arrived.
The more adventurous traveler can hike to waterfalls, tour the island in a helicopter or watch the whales on a sunset catamaran boat ride. The pool, tennis courts and exercise equipment are a three minute walk to the Poipu Beach Club (membership included in condo rental). Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.