|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Unit 25 has certain attributes that make it especially desirable. It has recently been remodeled in such a way as to open up the unit to the white water views while keeping the unique Kiahuna style redwood trim throughout. It is on the second floor which not only affords a expansive lawn/ocean views but provides privacy, as well. It is an end unit with louvered windows allowing natural ventilation from the trade winds. An ancient rainbow tree shades the front deck which provides comfortable use throughout the day and keeps the unit cool. (Periodically, the tree is trimmed which reduces the shade but improves the ocean view.) And we are one of the only units with a 'guest closet' which contains new bicycles, snorkeling equipment, tennis rackets, bocce ball and other entertainments for our guests.
We are one of the units that offers free membership in the newly formed Poipu Athletic Club featuring a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fitness center that is the best on the island. Not all units provide this membership.
The charm of Kiahuna Plantation is reminiscent of 'Old Hawaii' with beautiful grounds that are full of trees, flowers, an orchid 'farm' and green grass with pathways for strolling to the beach or around the property.
The recently upgraded kitchen and dining room/living room are lovely for meals, but nearby restaurants available for those who wish to eat out. Across the street from the Kiahuna is 'Keoki's Paradise'...good fish and meats and 'Roy's' fantastic cuisine. There are many more restaurants within a 10 minute drive that will satisfy all palates. For the ultimate in convenience 'The Plantation' restaurant is within walking distance of the condo and serves great food.
The water is aqua, warm and has (usually) gentle surf. There are surfing classes held for those who want to give it a try. Other activities include nearby scuba rentals, horseback riding, kayaking on two gorgeous rivers, and Zodiac rides to the normally inaccessible North Coast.
For those who have not visited Kauai, it's the ideal place for a week in Hawaii without the congestion and hustle of some of the other islands. The pace is slower, the beauty is unsurpassed, and there is always something to do within a short walk or drive of Kiahuna Plantation. Our family has owned this unit for over 30 years, and we look forward to visiting it and the island every year.
Bring your walking shoes (or at least your Tevas with a rugged sole) so you can hike around the 4,000' summit, or along the incomparable Na Pali Coast. If it looks familiar, it's because movies as famous as South Pacific and as new as Jurassic Park have been filmed along this gorgeous coastline.
Barking Sands Beach (far eastern side of the island)
Kokee State Park (above Waimea Canyon)
Kipu Falls (N of Lihue)
Zodiac Trip on Na Pali Coast (departs from Pt. Allen)
Helicopter ride around island (bargain for best price)
Farmer's Market in Koloa Town (Mondays?)
Cafe Coco (Kapaa Town, very cute)
The Queen's Baths (Princeville; ask where to park)
National Tropical Botanical Gardens (near Ha'ena)
The unit directly downstairs, #24 is also available for direct rental for clients who need more space for friends or family. Please see VBRO listing number 170571.
Our family has been at Kiahuna longer than just about anyone else. My dad was the President of the Board of Directors of Phase I, Kiahuna back in the 80's and I have been on the board for five years. We consider the unit as a second home and try to afford our guests with the opportunities to do some of the things we like best like bike riding and snorkeling (new bikes and snorkel equipment available to guests at no extra charge), bocce ball on the lawn, Frisbee, etc. You will also find a French Easel in the closet upon which I have painted most of the paintings in the unit. My wife, Marijke and I, live on a small vineyard/winery on the Carmel River in Carmel Valley, California.
The Owner purchased this condo in 1975
Our family has been visiting Hawaii since the 1960s. My parents looked for a place that reminded them of 'old Hawaii'; a place that was lush, slow-paced, and which offered instant access to the warm tropical waters. Kiahuna Plantation is that place. Low density, low buildings with traditional styling. It's decidedly un-touristy, while being being very convenient for tourists and owners.
Our particular unit has a virtually uninterrupted view of the lawn and ocean and palm trees. We like the privacy of the second floor, and we enjoy the natural ventilation that occurs due to our 'end unit' location.
One thing that we love about Kiahuna is that the property is immaculately maintained. The grass is groomed, the plants appear to be from a botanical garden, and yet it's low-key.
1. Ocean view
2. Upstairs--affording better views and privacy
3. End unit with screened louvered windows facing the prevailing trade winds
4. Only unit with guest closet containing two bicycles, tennis rackets, golf clubs, bocce ball, snorkel equipment and other family entertainments.
An ideal setting, waking up each morning to our ocean view, having our morning coffee and reading the paper out on the lanai. Well stocked unit for cooking and an "activities" closet with bikes, bocce ball, snorkeling gear, tennis rackets, etc. Well located with easy access to Poipu Beach. The screened shutters offered as much fresh air as you desire, as well as ceiling fans. We had a car but walked to the Hyatt and Gillin Beach (love it) and good access to Koloa, Lihue and basically every place on the island. Our owner/host was very gracious and helpful with initial questions we had upon arrival. Plantation staff very helpful. We look forward to coming back!
The view is excellent...across a manicured grassy lawn to the beach and waves. The condo is great for 2 but would be snug for 4. Everything needed for cooking is there and there are great BBQs on the property. The bed was comfortable and ceiling fans in both big rooms. The sliding glass doors onto the balcony open wide to let the breeze in...it's awesome! We'll be back.
My review is ditto for the others written. We have stayed at the Plantation many times and this is the best one ever. Love the old Hawaiian décor and the closet with all the extra amenities just makes the stay perfect as you have absolutely everything you need. We will return again and again!
This is by far the most comfortable and enjoyable unit we have ever had in Poipu. We loved the ocean view, the location, the extras provided by the owner (bikes, boogie boards, umbrella etc).
We've been staying at the Kiahuna Plantation for over 15 years now and have found our Forever Rental!
This condo is a few steps from the beach with views of the ocean. The property has been tastefully updated and one of the few with an activity closet - two mountain bikes, paddle ball, two boogie boards, and bocci balls.
During our stay, Hurricane Iselle was headed our direction causing us to hunker down for half a day due to the rains. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from Thos (owner) expressing his concern for our comfort and safety and leaving us with his contact number in the event of an emergency.
As much as I would love to keep this property a "secret" it wouldn't be in keeping with the Aloha spirit. We look forward to many more visits in this wonderful condo!
Our stay was very good. The view was the best. the baby chick families were fun to watch..
they had a daily location routine. Good kitchen with all that is needed to prepare food.
We could do without the leaf blower noise, too often. We vacation to get away from those neighborhood noises for quiet.
Would recommend to all.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.