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Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two (with A/C) in Poipu Beach, Kauai

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Step into our dream come true oceanfront condo and you won't want to leave. From the minute you open our front door and gaze at the stunning ocean views, you'll be mesmerized! We've taken great care in providing you all the comforts and amenities of home plus lots of extras.

So kick off your shoes 'Hawaiian Style', relax, and enjoy your favorite beverage on our oceanfront lanai. Watch the turtles and dolphins play, the surfers catch the waves, and experience the magnificent and memorable sunrises and sunsets on this beautiful island. Truly, this is paradise please, be our guests!

Keywords: Poipu, Condominium, oceanfront, condo, beachfront, condo complex, Kuhio Shores, oceanfront condo, waterfront, Poipu Beach

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Betty Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Betty Smith

We fell in love with the south ('sunny') side of the gorgeous island of Kauai when we spent our Honeymoon here in 1978. We've been going back as much as possible ever since!

Betty Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Betty Smith chose Kauai

We thought our dream of one day owning our own home in Poipu was probably an 'impossible' one, but always looked for opportunities nonetheless. That day was realized when we found an availability in Kuhio Shores which is 20 feet from the ocean! After completely demolishing the interior, we remodeled and now offer our home for others to enjoy as well.

What makes this condo unique

Our home is right on the ocean with access to some of the best snorkeling, surfing and body boarding on the island. Watching the turtles frolic in the waves from the lanai and when in season, whales and dolphins as well! One of the best restaurants on the island, The Beach House, is conveniently located right next door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #16313811 “Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two in Poipu Beach, Kauai”

212 Kuhio Shores

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This condo was excellent in every way. Being there was like being a guest in someones home. The balcony faced the ocean where we saw sea turtles and surfers. The sound of the surf was very audible and was wonderful both day and night. A nice sea breeze flows through the condo. The condo was tastefully furnished and decorated. It was also very well equipped with a well-equipped kitchen. The bed was firm and comfortable. The building and grounds were very well maintained. The location is great. Next door is a very good restaurant and next to that is a beach where snorkeling is good. The water abounds with tropical fish and with luck you might see a sea turtle. From the grass just outside the condo, you can see the sunset. It is a comfortable walk to a shopping village with a nice market, several restaurants and some tourist shops. Koloa town where you can find many shops, grocery store, and more restaurants is only a couple miles away. We heard almost no sounds from the neighbors while we were there. There are other great beaches and a great beach walk within a few miles. If I am lucky enough to return to Kauai, I will stay here again if I can and I definitely would recommend it to others.

Reviewer location

Asheville, NC

Date of arrival

October 27, 2016
Oct 2016
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Koloa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two (with A/C) in Poipu Beach, Kauai
average rating of 4.967742 based on 37 reviews

#212 Kuhio Shores, Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Unit 212 is a fabulous, absolute waterfront apartment, where we spent many hours sitting on the verandah watching surfers catch waves, green turtles swim slowly past, and even a pod of Dolphins leaping out of the ocean! The apartment is beautifully furnished, the kitchen is generously supplied with everything we needed to cook at home, and there were even beach towels and snorkeling gear available for guests to use. Kauai is a beautiful, relaxing place, and we felt we were staying in one of the best places on this wonderful island.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Place to Stay in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Kuhio Shores #212 and had a phenomenal time! Where do I even begin. First off, the view from the balcony is breath taking and gives you a perfect view of some great Hawaii surf! The condo is so close to the water that the sound of the waves is the perfect way to soothe you to sleep.

The condo has everything you would want in it: kitchen, fridge, couch, etc. The shower is great and the bed is super comfy. More than anything we loved the location of it. It is minutes away from the grocery store, great dining locations, and incredible beaches. The best snorkeling we did in Kauai was 5 minutes from this place! It was so nice to be able to leave and be at a beach in no time. It is also walking distance to the best meal we had in Kauai, The Beach House. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We absolutely would recommend this place to others, and hope we get the chance to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Matt & Erin! Mahalo for your nice comments. That's the goal for all of our guests, to provide the perfect spot to relax with all the amenities of home, gorgeous views, and spectacular location to thoroughly enjoy this beautiful island! Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Excellent Accommodations in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

This condo has a great central location for day traveling all areas of the island. We were able to explore the island and enjoy coming "home" to the condo. Betty and Bart have done an excellent job at providing everything needed from a functional kitchen, to lunch coolers, and beach chairs. We saw turtles, and surfers daily from the lanai. Highlights around the area included Shipwreck Beach, Spouting Horn, and Makauwahi Cave. Plenty of restaurants and shopping in the area.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jennifer! Thank you for your review. That's our goal for all of our provide awesome accommodations so they can fully enjoy this gorgeous island. Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Kuhio Shores #212

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note to thank you so much for letting us stay in your condo

at Kuhio Shores. It was wonderful. We have stayed in a number of

different units over the last 18 years and I must say that yours was

absolutely the nicest. All the little touches you added....the

champagne, the coffee, the mac nuts added so much to our stay. We have

always stayed in 2 bedroom units but your unit seemed so much more

spacious because of the updates you have added. We also appreciated

having comfortable furniture. I can't tell you what a difference between

the chairs and couch in your unit and in other places we have stayed. We

have probably rented from 6 or 7 different owners over the years and this

year was absolutely the best.

Thank you again for a wonderful stay on the "garden Island"

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay! Please come back soon! Mahalo! Bart & Betty K.S. #212
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Kuhio Shores 212

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 10 wonderful days at Kuhio Shores #212 and we couldn't be happier! The condo is amazing and the pics capture the condo perfectly. We loved being on the second floor with a panoramic view of the pacific ocean in front of us. Every morning we had our coffee and breakfast on the lanai and enjoyed seeing whales breach and an occasional sea turtle pop up. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything needed to make meals, including spices and the condo has 2 nice BBQs for renters to enjoy. I did buy paper plates and napkins to make life a little easier. We spent many days snorkeling at the crescent beach right next door to the condo and we appreciated the beach chairs, towels, rattan mats and even sunscreen that were there for us to use. The condo does not have AC, but does have ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room plus 2 additional fans to use if needed. Betty was quick to respond to all inquiries and left detailed contact numbers if we needed assistance, which we never did. We enjoyed our stay in #212 so much that we've already booked our next trip in 2018! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Don & Kathleen! Thank you so much for your detailed and wonderful review! It made us want to visit our home again soon too! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. That's our goal for all of our guests.....for them to enjoy our spectacular view, all of our amenities and the gorgeous surroundings of Kauai! So glad you're already booked for 2018! Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Kuhio Shores #212

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in this beautiful condo. Not only is Kuhio Shores an ideal location on Kauai: only a few meters from the oceanfront but also close to two snorkelling beaches and right next door to the lovely Beach House restaurant. Contact with the owners before the trip was easy and the condo really is immaculate and beautifully furnished: a home away from home. The place is very well equipped with everything you need for cooking and beach use. We saw whales from the lanai, went to have dinner (with a sunset view) in the Beach House restaurant and snorkelled from Beach House beach - where we also saw a Monk seal. We also made the self-guided tour in McBryde Gardens (having done Allerton Gardens a few years back) and got smoothies every day from Riptide's. We have stayed in Kuhio Shores before and would never stay anywhere else on Kauai - we only hope to come back in a few years to condo 212 (long way from Germany, alas).

We definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thorough review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! That's our goal for all of our guests.....for them to enjoy our spectacular view, all of our amenities and the gorgeous surroundings of Kauai! Come back soon! Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Nearest Barpub
Beach House Restaurant
Car: necessary

Convenient access to deep sea fishing, whale watching and sunset sails and a quick walk up Lawai Road to the 'Spouting Horn' and Botanical Gardens. Next to Beach House Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Koloa Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Out Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
TA# W2397560-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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