|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Fully equipped 2 bedrooms with Tommy Bahama Linens. Fully equipped kitchen plus high speed Internet. Amazing sunsets from the private lanai with spectacular waves as they meet the cliffs. Only a 10 minute walk to the swimming beach at Poipu or Shipwreck beach in front of the Hyatt. A beautiful pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, & barbecue are available for your use in the condo complex. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled with modern amenities, LED lighting, customized closets, and they are beautiful!!
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Because you come to Hawaii to get away from it all and relax. This property affords you the possibility to RELAX and ENJOY all the qualities that make Hawaii a favorite destination. Amazing Sunsets, the Ocean to view by day and to lull you to sleep at night, and the BEAUTY is breathtaking!!!!
Our condo is located at a vantage point where others come to watch the sunsets. You can watch amazing sunsets from the privacy of your lanai. You can view much of the sea life right from the lanai, i.e. whale watching, school of Dolphin as they swim by, the turtles right below the cliffs, and so much more!!!
We had a great time during our two week stay in your condo.
Thanks so much
P.S. By the way - Those Bathrooms Are Great!
We came to Kauai in February so we could see whales and boy did we. We sat on the lanai for hours with our binoculars watching them. We were also occassionally treated to spinner dolphins, seals and turtles. The views are incredible at this condo and the sound of the waves crashing against the lava rock was spectacular. The condo was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed including chairs and towels for the beach (we bought a couple of beach umbrellas and left them in your beach bin, I don't know how long they'll hold up, but hopefully you and your guests get some use out of them). The location is very convenient to everything the island has to offer. And thank you for recommending the Beach House restaurant at sunset. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The one and only negative we had about the condo was the doors that separate the master bedroom from the living room. They were difficult to slide shut and they don't block out much light or noise so if you were the first one to bed it was hard to get any shut-eye until everyone else decided to turn in, and if you were the first one up in morning you had to keep the lights off if you didn't want to disturb those still sleeping in that room. It's certainly not a deal breaker though. We would stay here again without hesitation. We're actually already planning our next trip there. We saw a bumper sticker while we were out sightseeing that said, "If you love Kauai send your friends to Maui." We know exactly where they're coming from! Thank you for sharing this little slice of heaven, Bud and Kathy!!
Breathtaking views are accurate. Listen to the waves crash on the rocks from the lanai and master bedroom. We watched whales and dolphins and saw spectacular sunsets from the lanai every night. This is a comfortable and well maintained condo with an updated master bath suite. Both the owner and local caretaker were extremely friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to return. Wish I was there!
This condo has the best view in this complex. We enjoyed breakfast, afternoons and dinner on the lanai everyday. It was hard to leave. From the welcome basket to the condiments and spices, every kitchen tool to the local bath soaps, and soft luxurious sheets in the master, umbrella for afternoons on the lanai, novels, cooler and beach towels, hurricane glass for candles at night when there is wind, Bud and Kathy have set this up for everyone's enjoyment.
Don't forget to bring your own binoculars as the whales, turtles and spinner dolphins were sighted everytime we went out on the lanai.
The ceiling fans were enough to keep the condo cool enough in February. The hot tub is sanitized with chlorine as is the pool (for those allergic to bromine).
Guests at the complex were all very friendly and spent evenings star gazing with different guests, sighting the space station many nights. We'll be back! Mahalo!
We have stayed in many beautiful places and numerous VRBO sites over the years and this is without a doubt the BEST! The owners go way out of their way to make you welcome -- from the welcome basket full of fresh fruit and snacks, to their extensive advice about what to do on the island, and their provision of about everything you could possibly need to have a great time. We especially appreciated the cooler, beach towels, elegant local soaps and shampoos, and assortment of spices and cooking gear (even a rice maker!). What this place conceyed was the generosity of its owners, who want you to have the trip of a lifetime...and we did.
All of this was just the icing on the cake. The main thing you should know about this rental is its location and view. The lanai is about 10 yards from the Pacific Ocean and the view is breathtaking -- we ate every meal on the lanai and were rewarded with rainbows, sunrises. sunsets, and meteorites that are all unforgettable. The walk to the left (by trail) to the resort and beyond is one we took every morning and will never forget. The walk (along the road) to the right puts you at Poipu Beach in 10 mins, one of the best beaches on the earth, that among other tgings is a great snorkeling experience.
Bottom line, this place is heaven on earth and one of the best values I've ever had as a frequent traveler.
Makahuena 5102 is the ideal location for those who love to watch and hear the waves crashing on the rocky coast right in front of them. You really can't get any more oceanfront than this. The sunsets are spectacular, and we saw sea turtles and spinner dolphins right from the lanai! The condo is well appointed with everything you could want, and the remodeled bathrooms are beautiful. We also love the fact that Bud provides amenities like beach towels and chairs, along with a cooler for day trips around the island. The condo is within walking distance to both Poipu and Shipwreck beach, so the location can't be beat. Working with Bud was a pleasure because he goes the extra mile to accommodate your needs. We will definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed our one week stay at this unit. The pics and info about the unit as described were accurate. The views off the lanai are fantastic - crashing waves and sunsets were a treat. I would definitely recommend this unit. The owners were great to work with, and I felt they were genuinely interested that we had a good experience staying at their Kauai home. And we did. Kitchen is well-equipped. The best part was simply taking one's drink or food out to the lanai to enjoy with the views. No A/C, so fans were definitely nice to have; and the tradewinds would keep things from getting too warm. The complex's BBQ area has very good Weber Genesis BBQ's. Nothing fancy about the pool and hot tub, but it was nice and we used it many times. Overall location of the Makahuena complex is pretty good because you're not that far away from beaches, walks, and shopping. The location of the unit within the complex was probably one of the best because you were right out to the water and unobstructed views.
Activities we tried were zip-lining, Na Pali raft tour, helicopter tour, inner-tubing through old sugar cane plantation irrigation canals/tunnels, and bicycling downhill from Waimea Canyon lookout.
Zip-lining was through Princeville Ranch on the north shore. It was fun and would recommend this activity combined with exploring in and around the north shore to make it a full day's worth. The north side of the island is very beautiful, don't miss it.
Na Pali raft tour was with Na Pali Rafters out of Waimea. Good tour but be prepared to bounce a bit on the ocean. Two of my three kids got a little seasick; all others on the tour (about 20 people total) did not. We were able to go through some sea caves and get up close with dolphins.
Helicopter tour was through Island Helicopters. Our party of four was $700 if paid in cash, so a bit pricey compared to the other activities. Flight about 45-50 mins, Spectacular experience and we agreed our favorite out of all 5 tours we took because it was simply so grand.
Inner-tubing was through Kauai Backcountry Adventures. This is a slow-moving inner-tube ride through irrigation canals and tunnels. Most of the time we were floating through tunnels. You wear a hard-hat with a light that you turn on while in the tunnels. The guides made everything easy.
Our bicycle tour down the Waimea Canyon road was fun. Since you should not miss seeing the Waimea Canyon while on Kauai, this was a fun and unique way to do so.
We are 1/2 mile or less from one of the best rated beaches in Hawaii. Many wonderful restaurants and shops are equally as close. Our condominium affords some of the best sunset views on the island as well as sea life viewing. The complex has a wonderful swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts and the outdoor community grilling area is modern and beautiful. All the amenities that you may require are offered in the condo including a full washer and dryer. Outdoor amenities are numerous but the view from our condo is by far the greatest amenity of all!! A guest book inside the condo has numerous suggestions from previous guests regarding, restaurants, must-see places and must do activities during your stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 20 2015 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
To secure your dates we request a returnable $300. security deposit + first nights rent. The remainder of your payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
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