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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.
From the deck on unit 25 you can enjoy beautiful sunsets or enjoy them with a short walk to the beach. Being a corner upper unit it offered privacy and partial shade from afternoon sun with cool breezes. Liked the location for easy driving to enjoy the attractions. Are favorites were Capt. Andys catamaran snorkel trip up the NaPali coast, zip lining with skyline eco-adventures, and kayaking up to the uluwehi falls with Kayak Kauai. A couple of enjoyable day trips were visits to Waimea canyon and a drive up the north shore to Hanalei Bay. Using the bikes from the owners outside closet we biked the 8 mile KeAlaHeleMakalae bike path along the coastline starting in Kapaa. We had several whale sittings, seen monk seals on the rocks, and turtles swimming in the surf. Enjoyed a few meals at the local restaurants but made use of the well stocked kitchen making meals using the locally caught fish and packed lunches for our day trips. Though the beach at Kiahuna Plantation was small it was enjoyable for a swim and never seemed crowded, the grass area above the beach was spacious and relaxing. Waipouli and Kapaa beach parks were great for walking and swimming. Had excellent conversation with owner Thos prior to arriving to make for a carefree arrival with no surprises.
Perfect view of the sunset last night over dinner on the deck!
Kiahuna Plantation was an excellent choice for us and Unit 25 was spacious & beautiful. Felt so special to enjoy the oceanfront sunsets from our very own 2nd floor balcony or if we wanted to join the others on the beach it was a quick walk across the grass. Felt even better barefoot! Loved the easy access to a fun spot to swim, snorkel or just wave jump. Home base and a hot shower just steps away. Staff always courteous. Grounds quiet but family oriented. Maybe because it is all generously spaced apart. Centrally located to South shore activities, Grove Farm tour, Backcountry tube floating, luau next door at Sheraton, Allerton Garden Sunset Dinner Tour, sunset at Kukuiolono Park, Kauai Coffee tasting & farm tour, intimate live music at Garden Island Grill in Old Koloa Town, Kayak Kauai tour, Hanapepe Town Art Nite, and the canyon hike & picnic in Kokee Park. Go early to secluded beach past Hyatt-Maha'ulepu and see the tiny farm with giant tortoises mowing the grass. Nine days was not enough and we would love to return soon.
Just returned from eight relaxing days at Unit 25 Kiahuna Plantation. The unit was everything promised-terrific ocean view, private end unit on top floor, comfortable furnishings & short walking distance to shops. Renting a car is necessary to tour the islands unique communities & beaches-just be sure to get an early start on the roads if you don't like fighting traffic! Would definitely recommend this property!
Beautiful property and grounds at this property. Realize there is no air conditioning, the fans work great combined with the sea breezes(in December), but you do hear noise from adjacent units, the workers(they start at 7 AM), and sprinklers at 3:30 AM, since everyone has their windows open. Never went to the pool and health club which is across a major road on a different property, but I could see this could be a limitation to certain renters. Beach erosion forces a walk to beautiful beaches at adjoining resorts, also a limitation if you want "direct beach sand access". With about 400 units and 30 oceanfront lounge chairs, you do get "rude" people playing the towel game, reserving their chair "on the oceanside lawn" all day. Again we were fortunate to use our oceanview deck which had private chairs, but were a distance from the ocean. A final minor drawback were the "geckos", we encountered one or two per day inside the unit. This unit is great, but you must be willing to live with the limitations. Most suitable for a long stay where you are willing to overlook the drawbacks, for the value of the location and view. Everything is available, sandy beach, health club, pool, beach, tennis and golf. But expect a significant walk or drive in your car. The age where children and even teenagers could do these activities with no supervision is definitely a question with the distances involved, rough surf, and busy roadways. If it is imperative to you that any amenity is right outside your door, research, research, research. If noise at night, humidity or geckos freak you out-beware. Privacy is an issue with open windows everywhere with all the rental units attempting to capture the tradewinds, beware if that is important to you.
I will say everything was accurate with the listing, the customer service was great from the onsite staff, the unit was well maintained, the Unit owner could not be topped for his communication, truly a very smooth rental.
Since we loved the location, my wife and I decided to celebrate our 50th marriage anniversary at Kiahuna Plantation. We were fortunate enough to reserve Unit #25 for our stay. It offers everything it advertises plus more. The cleanliness and updated interior of our condo, the view and close proximity to the ocean, are just a few attractions that thrilled us. Also, the owner was very understanding on a couple of matters. We highly recommend anyone considering visiting Kauai to check out Kiahuna Plantation and more importantly, Unit #25.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Contact owner for special rates.