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Luxurious Ocean View 3 Bedroom Condo with Large Pool, SPA and Lanai

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is a spacious (1300 square feet) ground level, three bedroom, two bathroom, ocean view condominium, in the very popular, upscale Makahuena Resort located in the center of Poipu. It's size and internal layout provides spacious comfort for as many as 8 but works perfectly well and is priced for smaller groups. You might want to invite your family or friends to share the cost as they will be comfortable too. Check our monthly rates as we encourage longer stays.

View our guest comments to see why our condo is so popular.

The resort complex sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean providing an unforgettable view and experience. You can view both sunrise and sunset from the site 'Point' a few steps from our lanai where the sound of the ocean and it's spray is breathtaking.

The Makahuena is in the center of the Poipu golf world including being walking distance from Poipu Bay, former site of the Grand Slam of golf. The Makahuena contains it's own tennis facility (a rare commodity in Poipu condo complexes) bringing that sport steps from our unit. Top rated sandy beaches that provide sunbathing and surfing are less than a ten minute walk to the east (Shipwreck Beach) and to the west (Brennecke's Beach). Brennecke's beach has a breakwater that provides protected beaches for toddlers and calm waters for snorkelers.


If you are traveling with children or people that enjoy the pool or spa, ground floor units such as ours have a huge benefit in the ease of access to these popular items. You are step free seconds away from the pool gate to enjoy or check your kids swimming. The Makahuena is made up largely of three story buildings with no elevators, and pool access from upper units requires many steps to the opposite side of the pool then walking around the buildings. A somewhat time consuming and strenuous task.


The floor plan is all contained on one level eliminating the need to climb stairs to bedrooms or second bathrooms. Our seniors especially appreciate this convenience but everyone loves it. Additionally, the ground level location allows step free access to the impeccably maintained grounds, pool, spa, barbecue, view point, and other entertainment areas.

The kitchen was completed renovated in November 2014; new granite countertops, Solid Mahogany door and drawer fronts provide a stunning look. Elegant Tile Flooring was installed in all three bedrooms adding a very upscale look and providing a cooler (temperature) unit.

The master suite is a large bedroom containing a new Simmons Beautyrest California king bed. It has it's own bathroom which contains two large counters (his and hers) instead of the usual one. This bedroom opens directly to the lanai providing it's own ocean view and instant access to the beautiful grounds and all it's features.

The second large bedroom also has a California king bed and both of these bedrooms have their own televisions. The third bedroom is smaller, but large enough to contain two brand new plush full-size beds. If this bedroom is not needed it makes an excellent location to store luggage and golf clubs.

Summary of Sleeping arrangements:

Bedroom 1.

Primary Master Suite, new King bed, with own Full Bathroom with his and hers sinks. Direct Access to

Lanai and Grounds. New Flat Panel TV

Bedroom 2.

Master Suite with King Bed. Full bathroom in adjacent room. High Definition TV and Blu Ray.

Bedroom 3

Two Full-size beds (not twins) adjacent to full size bathroom. Fold out mattresses in closet for overflow for kids.

The unit has been recently redecorated including some new furniture and beautiful tile and paint.

The unit has a High Speed Internet Connection with a wireless router making web contact especially convenient.

Poipu Beach is Kauai's most desirable area and was just rated the #1 beach in all of America. You will love your stay at the Makahuena and in particular in this condominium. The unit is easily large enough for two couples to share with adequate privacy. There are three televisions and two DVDs to keep the kids entertained in a separate room remote from adult conversation.

More Details

Jim Heckman
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jim Heckman

My wife and I purchased our condo a few years after Hurricane Iniki and have taken great pride in restoring this treasure to a level that allows ourselves and all who use it, to enjoy there stay in Kauai to the fullest. Everything has been replaced or restored. The beds and furniture are new and extremely confortable and the floors have been tiled or recarpeted. The walls were repainted in June 2010 and a large mirror installed over the couch at the same time appears to bring the ocean into that room. It's amazing!

We would love to have you stay in our place. Our referrals speak volumes.

Jim and Lea Heckman

Tucson, Arizona and Port Angeles, Washington.

Jim Heckman purchased this condo in 1994

Why Jim Heckman chose Poipu

We have traveled all over the Hawaiian islands and nothing compares with Poipu beach. Although Poipu is remote and quiet compared to the much more populated Mauai and Oahu, it still has every thing needed for a memorable vacation in Hawaii.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Two additional fold out mattresses available for overflow
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Recent High Definition Television and iPod speaker system


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for making your wonderful condo available to rent. Kauai and your condo exceeded our expectations. The condo was very spacious, comfortable and relaxing, we did not want to leave. The view from the condo grounds was amazing.

My sister rented a 2 bdr.2 bath condo closer to Poipu beach without a Pool or Hottub and paid over $100 more a night then we did. The one thing that they had that we didn't, the Roosters waking them up at 5 am every morning.

We are already planning our return trip.



  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view, peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed condo, nice location, has everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darrington, WA

Large condo for a good price - made our family vacation possible!

  • 5 of 5

We have always dreamed of taking our kids to Hawaii for Christmas but feared the costs. I truly appreciate that the owners of this condo keep the rental rates so reasonable. The unit had plenty of space but the lanai was our favorite place to hang out. It was very convenient to be able to walk to the pool or out to the point whenever we wanted. During our trip, we saw sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales. Honestly, couldn't ask for anything more!

After checking out, my daughter realized she left a shirt. Your super nice cleaning staff set it aside and had it waiting for us when we returned. From all of us - thank you for one of the best family memories we will ever have!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura and thanks for pointing out the "good price" aspect of our home as that is one of our goals and why it is normally full. Also, glad you especially liked the lanai as it is one of the largest and best furnished at the Makahuena. We virtually live on it when we are there. We will be waiting for your return. Jim
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

The location was spectacular, on a cliff edge overlooking the ocean, with access to miles of trails and paths along the shore. We could watch sunrises and sunsets from here. Our unit was dated, but clean with a very well-stocked kitchen. The pool was kept very clean and well maintained. We were very pleased with our stay and experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Older Homey Condo but Great Location

  • 3 of 5

First off, Kauai is my home and we were all locals visiting home for a family reunion. I loved it because it was Kauai. Can't go wrong with homemade meals from mom.It had rained days before we arrived and the night we arrived it was drizzling. So when we got to the condo it was very muggy and humid. Of course there was no AC, just fans all around. That was a downfall, but the rest of the nights we were there It was nice and breezy.I love how the condo came equip with condiments, pots, pans, utensils, and towels, even a teether if your baby needs one.We didn't have any babies tho.Just adults, 8 of us total. BTW, you will be charged for all adults.It was nice to be able to bake mochi for my family having all the right utensils! The laundry and dryer in the unit made it convenient for us to wash if we needed too.The condo felt homey, older built, and location was great. I appreciated all the info the owner left, mainly for tourist(BTW locals don't call the bypass rd freeway) But since we are from there we do what locals do, secret fishing spots and beaching all day!There was a BBQ grill area on the property but the propane tanks were always low when we went to BBQ. The pool was ok, nothing like the Marriott. The lights at the pool didn't work so make sure you bring flashlight. I thought that was quite dangerous. Quite time is 9am to 9pm.Not sure why it was 9am.The condo was easily accessible to the pool.BTW the landscapers do a great job on the property. The grass outside the condo was outstanding! Looking out towards the ocean you can see the sunset, BEAUTIFUL Kauai! The property manager was so helpful! she delivered extra car passes for overnight parking the following day we arrive.We appreciated all the extra items available to us, like the beach chairs, fishing pole, poker set, cards,and futon, etc.The beds were nice, I love that the sheets were 500+ count (I'm all about my hotel collection sheets) Lastly, I would recommend this place very much! Just wish they changed the refrigerator before we arrived. And the owner was aware that it was needing to be replaced and was working on looking for another one. We were charged extra for 8 adults, therefore, we did have A LOT of food that went bad quick and frozen food (Expensive local eats) that defrosted, and ice cream that melted.

Thank you Jim for making our reunion memorable!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for larger group

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for everyone. Loved being so close to the ocean. All was as promised.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.91%

* Some holiday periods extra. Rates do not include Tax and Cleaning, extra charge for large groups.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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