Condo, 3 Bedrooms with A/C + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
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 comfortable and the floors have been beautifully tiled. The kitchen has been totally remodeled with granite counter tops and solid walnut cabinets. The kitchen appliances are all new. As a nice touch, a large mirror was installed over the couch at the same time and 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. The weather really does make the nickname "sunny Poipu" appropriate.
What makes this Condo unique
We and all of our guests love that our home (Unit 2103) is on the ground level of the complex providing direct access to the pool and community BBQ. Ground level in the Makahuena Complex means better access to everything and also means a much cooler atmosphere (heat rises) inside. Indeed, with the doors and windows open the trade winds provide all the cooling normally needed. Having said that, we added A/C in 2019 to take care of the rare too hot summer day.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great location. Plenty of room for our family of 6 and a 15 month old. Resort was quite. Did meet a few people from the mainland and locals at resort. Pool was nice and bbq.
Convenient location, good neighborhood
Condo was spacious for our family of 7 to enjoy. The kitchen was very well stocked, neat and organized. Location is great, just a couple of minutes drive to Poipu Beach. Our kids also really love the pool right in front of the condo.
Great views and pool
This property provided great access to beautiful waterfront walks and views. Having easy access to the pool was fantastic for the teen and pre-teens in our party. The one negative of this unit was the refrigerator/freezer. Items were not freezing/thawing out, and the fridge temperature was tepid at some times. I appreciate the fact that we had it relatively full, but for a unit that can accommodate 8+ people, I’d expect the appliances to accommodate the same capacity. The property manager did respond quickly, but the solution was to call Home Depot’s service department to troubleshoot. Sorry, but I wasn’t prepared to spend my vacation time on a service call! Overall, however, the property suited our needs for the first part of our visit. We would return, but with fewer people (there were 7 in our party).
We’ve stayed in several units at the Makahuena. We loved the ground floor level of this property. It had all the beach supplies we needed - chairs, an umbrella, bodyboards, towels, etc. Making our beach days so easy. The easy pool access was great too. Our only complaint was the cleanliness. The floors felt like they hadn’t been swept and after walking around for a bit on the tile our feet were filthy. The first bedroom with the two full sized beds smelled like urine (probably due to mildew), but the beds/sheets and the extra sheets smelled so bad that our kids slept on the floor of our room. Probably due to not being used and there being moisture in the room.
My island manager reaches out to each arriving guest to check that accommodation is suitable and if there are any concerns guest would like to share. She personally made two trips to the condo during this guest stay and issues on floor and bed were never mentioned. The island manager appreciates guest sharing it's concerns when it happens so her staff is given a chance to rectify any problems.
With this management company ,problems have been virtually non-existent.
Great location for access to most of the island. Short drive to beaches and restaurants. It doesn’t cool down well in the main living area but we weren’t around much during the day anyway.
Great deal in poipu
It was everything we could have asked for.’
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