|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Kuhio Shores, our 'Jewel on the Sea,' on Kauai's Gold Coast.
When we first walked into what was to become our new home in Kauai, the views of the ocean, coastline, and lush green hills and palms literally took our breath away! Located on a fantastic snorkeling beach (rated best snorkeling in Kauai by 'Sunset' magazine) and a summer surfing favorite, we could see turtles feeding below the lanai and blowholes out in the distance. Around the corner we saw where we had first learned to snorkel, next to one of the best restaurants in all of Kauai, the Beach House. Our oceanfront, one bedroom condominium, #305 at Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams!
If you are on your honeymoon, wish to recapture the romance in your relationship, or you just want to experience the awesome beauty and serenity of this 'jewel on the sea' by yourself, with your family, or friends, this is the ideal home for you when vacationing on the Garden Island of Kauai.
Kuhio Shores is closer to the ocean than an other condo or resort on the entire island of Kauai, with beach access. Learn to snorkel by the Beach House, on the west side of the building (teaming with fish; over 650 varieties in Hawaii!), then get into the water below our lanai to snorkel or dive with turtles! On the south side of our property, relax on the grass and watch surfers (little kids will amaze you!)and whales in winter. Right here, are three of Kauai's premier surf spots: PK'S, Acid Drops,and Centers.
In our completely private, third floor condominium (4 floors total), the only thing you hear is the crashing of the waves. As soon as you open the front door, your eyes go out to the ocean. You have unobstructed views from the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and, of course, the lanai.
Remodeled for the most discriminating guest, our home reflects the Hawaiian tropics. Comfort and beauty are our priority. Bamboo floors glisten in the light of the morning sunrise. New tile and paint, in tropical greens and earth tones, create a peaceful, clean atmosphere. Bathe in luxury in our Noccino Italian marble shower with stone accents. The kitchen features Brazilian, Verdi Peacock granite countertops that reflect the aqua of the ocean, and new stainless steel appliances. In the dining room, bamboo wainscoting and a huge mirror framed in dark tropical wood, reflects the crashing waves, bringing the spectacular beauty of Kauai's nature inside.
The new ultra luxurious, Cal king-size bed, a top-of-the-line resort style pillowtop, is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. High thread count cotton sheets are topped with silk filled comforters with cotton duvets, making this a truly clean and blissful bed! Ocean breezes cool you naturally as they are pulled though the bedroom breezeway and new Haiku fans made by the Big Ass Fan company are rated best fans on the market by CNET.
In the livingroom a comfy chenille, queen-size, pull-out couch has a five-inch-thick mattress (no bars or poking springs). Two Hawaiian-style reclining chairs are perfect for laying back to watch the waves, listen to CDs, or watch cable TV. The hand-carved dining room table with rattan chairs is your exclusive seat to spot playful spinner dolphins. On our large lanai are two chaise lounges, chairs and tables; you will be so comfortable, you may not want to leave. Seeing a rainbow, or the moon shimmering over the water will create lifetime memories.
Another feature that sets us apart is that we collect original works of art by renoun artists. Artwork is carefully chosen to reflect the lushness and peace of Kauai. Our masterpiece is by Fred Gemmell. This large scale abstract painting on the back of glass was at sea for a month before it arrived in our Kauai home. Fred 'captures with complex detail and bold gestures, the amazing diversity and adaptability of life in all its interaction and beauty..... to create a feeling of a luminous and unfolding mystery.” We are also proud to display original pastel paintings by local Kauai artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii.
Because we know you are probably tired and hungry after your long journey, we give you an 'Aloha Basket' with snacks and coffee, so that you can immediately begin to relax.
The 'Aloha Spirit' truly exists on the island of Kauai. We have done our very best to bring this spirit into our 'Jewel on the Sea.' Photos say more than words so please scroll down below where it says 'CLICK HERE - To View More Photos of Condo.' We also invite you to our facebook page which is dedicated to providing connections for our guests.
When we were younger we lived in a cottage by the ocean in Southern California and sadly had to leave. We never dreamed we could ever live by the beach again. Years later, we went on vacation to Kauai as a reprieve from taking care of our ailing parents. At the time we asked a local man about the best place to snorkel on the island. He told us about a small beach by the Beach House Restaurant. We ended up snorkeling there everyday of that vacation. The reef was filled with colorful fish, the turquoise water was calm and access was easy. Being in the water there was such a joyful experience! We never dreamed the possibility of owning a condo on Kauai, let alone on our favorite snorkeling beach, but it happened! It gives us great joy to share our 'Jewel on the Sea' with our guests. Over the years we have stayed in contact with many of our guests, some who return over and over again. We host a facebook page that is dedicated to all things Kauai, where you can meet local residents, make plans in advance of your trip and get referrals from our past guests. We are so grateful to provide a beautiful tropical oceanfront home for your special time on Kauai. We enjoy getting to know our guests and will help you with ideas for your trip. We still live in the San Diego area, in a north coastal town called Encinitas. Dreaming of becoming Kauai residents someday. In the meantime we love working on our Kauai Jewel. We love the arts and have commissioned beautiful pieces that enhance your experience in the space. FYI: We never ask our guests to wire money and we do not advertise on Craig's list. Every year we continue to make improvements. We take great pride in our work on our 'Jewel on the Sea' and continue to do everything possible to add to your enjoyment. Hope you stay with us! We are sure you are going to love it!
Molla Wallace purchased this condo in 2004
Kuhio Shores is where, as one guest described it, 'the location is the destination.' It is closer to the water than any other resort or condo on the island and perhaps, in all of the islands, with swimmable beaches for snorkeling, diving and surfing right at the condo. No need to get into a car. You will hear the sounds of the ocean day and night. From our wall of windows and the lanai you can watch the day turn into night with spectacular sunrises, relax on the lanai while the cool aqua waves roll past the lanai and turtles feel below. Witness a passing shower and rainbows over the water and the tropical greens of Prince Kuhio Park. In winter we get excited by the sighting of a breaching whale. Walk over to the Beach House Restaurant for an outstanding meal or bring a drink down to the beach to watch the magnificent sunset. Head back up to the condo to lay on chaise lounge under the evening stars or gaze at the full moon reflecting over the water. We never tire of the constant lull of the ocean. Our Jewel on the Sea, #305 Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams.
As soon as we opened the door of our 'Jewel on the Sea' we knew it was home, and we had to make it happen. We didn't know this at the time (the view would have been enough), but right below our condo is where turtles feed. I have been told by guests who had previously lived in the islands that they had never seen so many turtles in all the years they had lived in Hawaii.
As soon as the condo was ours, we began our remodel, marrying the luxury of upscale resorts with the comforts of a fine home. During a flight back to the mainland an idea came to us about how to increase the airflow. The positioning of our condo in the building was already excellent but now, after creating a 'breezeway,' the condo interior is like a cool wind tunnel and we need to turn the fans off at night in the summer. With the first cut into the wall we could feel the air getting pulled throughout the entire condo and unexpectedly created an ocean view in the bedroom. In Jan. of 2015 we installed the best fans on the market according to CNet, the 'Haiku,' American made by the Big Ass Fan Company (yes that is the name!!). They are like hanging sculptures and the air is delicious.
Nothing gives us greater joy than to please our guests; that we have contributed to our guests' lifetime experience. We know that for most people vacationing on Kauai that it may be a once in a lifetime experience. We continue to do all that we can to make it your greatest experience.
We can not thank you enough for sharing your island home with us. We had a wonderful visit to Kaua'i! We would have been happy spending the entire trip sitting on the Lanai watching the waves, whales and the sea turtles. We did venture out to see a good bit of the island and are looking forward to future trips when we can see some more.
Your condo is lovely and very comfortable. The pride of ownership is apparent in all the beautiful natural materials you have used and they really enhance the experience there.
I am mailing the key back tomorrow morning.
We will definately refer your condo to our friends and family (my mother is all ready interested and talking to my dad) and hope to stay with you again when we are able to return. I can't imagine better accomodations anywhere.
Molla and Kevin,
What a beautiful home you have! The view was amazing! For us visiting from Arizona - hearing the ocean day and night was heaven!
I couldn't wait to wake up every morning just to watch the sea turtles. They were magical.
It was definitely one of the best trips we have ever been on. We just loved every minute of it.
We would highly recommend your condo to anyone and everyone! It was so comfortable and inviting!
Thanks and hope we can make it back one day....
My husband and I stayed at Molla and Kevin's condo for 10 nights in February. The unit is exactly as described and portrayed in the pictures and it had the extras that we did not expect from a rental: cooking oil, several types of seasonings, tea, sugar, peanut butter, extra paper towels, dish soap, etc. While these items are not real expensive, it makes your stay that much more convenient when you don't have to worry about constantly running to the store.
The view is simply gorgeous - lanai is facing east, so seeing the sunrise at breakfast sets your spirit right for the day. The turtles truly do come up right to the edge of the water. We even watched one resting right on the rocks in the sun and my husband got to swim right next to two of them in the cove. The best snorkeling is usually first thing in the morning, I thought. We also got to see some whales breach on a few different occasions in the distance (binoculars provided). You can also snorkel off of Lawai beach on the other side of the building (so 2 snorkeling locations right there).
The unit itself was very clean, well cared for and I really liked the bamboo floor versus the cold tile. The kitchen is well equipped and the way the doors and windows are situated, it leaves no need for AC. It is good idea to leave the doors and windows open in a proper way through the day, so it feels great once you are back after the day's adventures. By the way, the two chairs in the living are 3 position recliners and are really comfortable.
It was nice to have the Beach House restaurant right next door, and even if you are not having a meal there, you can sit on their lawn (right next to Lawai beach) and watch the best sunset. So, to sum it up, the condo was wonderful and the location is unbeatable: sunrise right from the lanai, sunset on the other side of the building, all overlooking the waves and beautiful landscape. It's also fun to grill outside and meet other visitors to paradise. I can also add that this was our second visit to Kauai and we stayed at the Sheraton down the road the first time, and I was much more pleased being at this condo.
Would recommend it to anyone that loves comfort, nice casual atmosphere (this is not Ritz Carlton or St. Regis resort) and wants to be right "on the water".
As first time visitors to Kauai, we were very happy that we chose Kuhio Shores as our "home base" for touring the island. This unit is tastefully decorated and very well equipped. The view from the lanai is "to die for"...you truly could not be located any closer to the ocean and all it's wonders. Having the lovely Beach House Restaurant right next door was a plus, and many other fine dining establishments and shops were just a short walk / ride away.
Having stayed in another unit within Kuhio Shores for 5 nights prior to our stay here, I can attest that "the breezeway" for ventilating the bedroom is a big plus, and made for much more comfortable sleeping conditions. In communicating with the owners, and visiting their lovely condo, it is very apparent that they are always working at maintaining and improving their "Jewel on the Sea"....We thank them for sharing it with us!
When we arrived my wife walked through the unit, then out onto the balcony. "Wow. Perfect!" is all she said. I knew I had hit a home run in selecting this condo. It really does look as good as the pictures show. The owner was responsive and helpful, the place is clean and well maintained. Overall one of the best vacations we've ever had and this place was a key part of that.
Sometimes VRBO’s don’t live up to their descriptions on the website and so we were very pleasantly surprised when Molla’s condo exceeded our expectations. The cozy and beautifully-appointed living room opens onto a deck with a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. The lovely murmur of lightly-breaking ocean waves not only lulled me to sleep every night but transformed my overworked nerves into a state of tranquility from the moment I arose each morning. Right outside, sea turtles bob up and down near the shore and just a few yards away, there are fantastic areas in which to snorkel and hike. Located in a strategic area in Poipu, we were close to local restaurants (also, the best one in town, “The Beach House,”) and boutique shops, but far enough away to feel like we had the island to ourselves. Also, we were just a few miles away from Waimea Canyon (what Mark Twain called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,”) and to Lihue Airport which offers breathtaking helicopter trips around the island. It is close to the departure point for catamaran to the Napali Coast too but we couldn’t fit that into our schedule on this trip (next time!). The condo kitchen is well-stocked with all the necessary and up-to-date equipment, the living room had a nice flat-screen television, and the condo’s neighbors were very quiet—we never heard a peep out of anyone. We were assured that if we did encounter any unforeseen problem (which we did not), Molla or the property manager, Albert, would take care of it. We have traveled to many countries on different continents, but I have to say, Molla’s condo in Poipu ranks as one of our most relaxing and memorable vacations. Thank you Molla for a lovely trip!
Molla and Kevin Wallace had create such a lovely place here in Poipu on Kaua'i.
My wife and I booked the condo a few months before our stay from November 26 - December 03, 2010. From this moment on, Molla provided us with all relevant information and great tips for our time on this spectacular island of Hawai'i. She is a very friendly person and also helps us with spontaneous questions during our stay via Facebook.
The condo is very beautiful and as described; the same applies for the surrounding, breath taking landscape. On both sides of the appartment house you have the chance to snorkel. A snorkel rental ("Boss Frog") is located one minute away from the condo at the front of the "Beach House Restaurant". In our holiday week we even saw a seal resting on the beach!
The condo (e. g. the kitchen) for itself is fully equipped- we missed nothing! The internet access was working fast and undisturbed also.
It's very hard for us to leave this place now... but we promise to come back one time!
Thomas & Florentine Kreder from Munich, Germany
The condo's beach is on Kauai's Gold Coast, a snorkeler's paradise. Our beach, Lawal on Poipu Beach, is ranked the best snorkeling on the island by Sunset Magazine: Snorkel different times of the day to see different kinds of fish (650+ types in the islands). Watch giant sea turtles from the lanai. This is a shore dive spot, and some of the best surfing is out the door: PK’s, Centers, and Acid Drop. In the winter watch humpback whales. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries. We are next to the Beach House Restaurant, rated best restaurant on Kauai 13+ years on a row. Sunny, central coastal location: Sightsee, Hike, Bike, Sail, Boogie Board, nationally acclaimed Botanical Gardens ( one mile, next to the blow hole 'Spouting Horn'), sea and river kayak (Kauai is the only Hawaiian island with navigable rivers), boat tours (catamarans leave from Port Allen to the awe-inspiring Napali Coast), Helicopter, movie site ATV, horseback riding, zip-line, tubing, greatest array of public golf is on Kauai, or just relax in our oceanfront luxury condo, our 'Jewel on the Sea,' with its multi million dollar view.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
*Prices above reflect six (6) nights or more $239 per night, Five (5) nights or less are $245 per night (Winter).
Three night stay when it occurs during a "back to back."
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All rents must be paid in full 60 days prior to arrival.
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