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Breathtaking Oceanfront Condo, 20 Feet to Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths sleeps 4 adults plus 2 children

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!!

**** Please see our personal website for more photos. Link to site can be found above contact information ****

More Details

Bud or Kathy Schonder
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

Why Bud or Kathy Schonder chose Kauai

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!!!!

What makes this condo unique

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!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner


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!
Mar 2013
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautifully remodeled bathrooms as/of Dec. 2012
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled as/of December 2012
  • The new bathrooms have specialized amenities such as LED lighting, custom made cabinetry, modern design with specialized closets and plumbing fixtures, Roburn medicine chests, Master dressing and makeup area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom two can be a King or two twins.
  • King with Tommy Bahama Linens. Second bedroom configured as king or 2 twins. Very comfortable Queen hide a bed in living room. Master bedroom is oceanfront.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Oceanfront Condo, 20 Feet to Ocean
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 37 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA

Awesome oceanfront condo

  • 5 of 5

Bud's condo is in an excellent location, right on the water. The place is very nicely decorated and extremely well stocked. The kitchen especially had everything you needed. The view from the lanai is really special. It's a great place to watch the sunrise and the sunset. The location in Poipu is really excellent, easy access to great beaches, restaurants, and shopping. Bud was very easy to work with. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! Bud & Kathy
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Doesn't get better!

  • 5 of 5

As oceanfront as it gets! Whales, dolphins, turtles and the most amazing sunsets right from the lanai! 2nd time staying at Bud and Kathy's and we will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 stars! Bud
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Nicely appointed, awesome view

  • 5 of 5

We were here in early December 2016. The weather was always pleasant ranging from 80-70 degrees in a 24 hour period. We had a little rain but it was a warm pleasant drizzle/sprinkle. The condo itself was roomy, clean and nicely furnished. The beds were firm but comfortable. The lanai has awesome views. The chairs and table on the lanai are tall to aid in seeing everything. Nightly we watched the sunsets and a direct sunrise can be seen from the other side of the point. We clearly saw sea turtles near the shore line. Further out we saw dolphins and whales. The condo is perched on a fairly steep dropoff. The dropoff is roped or fenced off. There really is no beach access. It's wonderful to see the waves crash up onto the rocks. Every now and then the sea sprays high into the air. The location is a few hundred feet from the most southerly tip of the island. Poipu state beach is within a 10-15 minute walk. It's an awesome swimming beach. Shopping for the essentials is within a couple miles at Longs drug store. I suggest that you do the majority of your shopping at the Costco and Safeway in Lihue. The community pool and the jacuzzi were well maintained. They have multiple Weber grills to cook on. Everything around the entire property is impeccably maintained. If this condo was a hotel I would have expected to pay $500-600 a night. It's actually quite a bargain and even more so if the cost can be split amongst 2 couples.

The only drawback is that it could be considered a somewhat difficult walk for the elderly (or out of shape) from the parking lot to the condo. It's either a longer sloped ramp or roughly 30 steps and shorter walk. The total distance from the parking lot to the condo is about 100 yards and it's mostly on a slope. The owners provide a collapsible dolly to bring your supplies to the condo. Be sure to package your groceries in boxes as the fit on the dolly far better.

Communicating with the owners was very timely and helpful.

All around it's a great package and I would recommend the condo without reservations.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very detailed & positive review of our Kauai condo. Bud
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful south shore Kauai island location. Within walking 2 Poipu Beach (so so beach) + several close by restaurants. Kalapacki Joe's sports bar friendly 4 Seahawk's games. Drive to Waimea for shrimp tacos - great little town as are several close by. If traveling w children - Soap Pond Beach on way to Waimea cannot b beat. Reef protected swim & play area. No worries of currents or rip tides. View from Condo is outstanding. Visual of waves crashing & sound very soothing. Unfortunately glass wall surrounding lanai pretty eroded from salt, etc. This makes it dif to see ocean while laying on chaise lounges. No A/C which we needed first few days due to humidity. Owner has plenty of ceiling & floor fans for temps below 82. Unit clean & well stocked w necessary cooking utensils & appliances. Very few spices, etc. Biggest negative & reason for 4 stars was the distance from one's vehicle to door. With heavy suitcases difficult. Cement flat path helped however still stairs to traverse. Not UNdoable tho. Many tour shuttles will come directly to complex for pickup. It's that centrally located. I would stay there again. Good value for price.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: With so many positive comments, I would have given me 5 stars. Hopefully the dolly for moving boxes & suitcases down the ramp is still in the renters closet? Bud
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  • 5 of 5

Just as I expected it would be after reading all the glowing reviews. The location above the cliffs is so cool- you don't overlook anyone's condo so it feels very private. The sunset view is perfect, but a short walk around the building along the cliffs provides an amazing view of the sunrise as well. And as a bonus we saw a spectacular full moon set from the lanai. The condo is nicely furnished and the beds are comfortable. Than you for sharing your wonderful Kauai retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very nice review! That is why we love it there! Bud
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Beautiful but needs cooling system

  • 4 of 5

We loved the room and Spectacular view. Definitely needs some type of cooling system! The upgraded furniture and cleanliness was a plus. It was quiet with few neighbors in October.


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating the work we do to keep our Kauai condo clean & comfortable which included recent installation of more efficient ceiling fans. I am sorry you were too warm. Almost all our renters, including ourselves love the warm tropical trade winds & listening to the waves 20 feet from our lanai. Closing up our condo with air conditioning would ruin the experience of being in a tropical paradises! Bud
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Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kia Huna Golf or The Hyatt
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Poipu Beach
Car: recommended

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.


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