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Sean Whisler

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Incredible Ocean Views!!! - You Won't Believe Your Eyes!!

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Poipu Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 2.5+ baths (sleeps 4-6)

Our beautiful condo is located in the Makahuena Resort Complex. Our unit is 1200 sq ft, two story (top two floors), two and a half bath and is newly refurbished with great views and the sounds of the ocean from the condo and the lanai. The kitchen has new cabinets, granite tile counters and new appliances. This townhome features two master suites with private baths. Each bathroom has new cabinets and countertops and sinks.

The living room quickly converts to a nice bedroom with a brand new comfortable sofa bed, blinds and a half bath. There is a new flat screen TV with cable and DVD player in the living room. There are also TV's in each master with cable as well. Free broadband internet access with free Wifi is included with this condo.

Our condo is situated just yards from the water on the top two levels of the complex. This offers the best views with no other units on top of you for noise control. The Grand Hyatt Hotel and Poipu Bay Golf Course is 3/4 mile away. The Sheraton Hotel and Mariott Waiohai Beach Club is about one mile in the other direction. The complex includes a large tile lined pool and spa and a nice lighted tennis court. There is a large bar-be-que pavilion with 2 gas barbecues for guests to use.

The world famous Poipu beach, which has great snorkeling and surfing is within walking distance in one direction and Ship Wreck Beach at the Grand Hyatt Resort is a short walk in the other direction. From the Makahuena Point viewing area, which is located in the complex, you get the unique experience of viewing breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from the exact same viewing spot in the same day!

During the months of November through April, you will have one of the best viewing areas on the island to see whales from the lanai and from the Makaheuna point, also all year long you can see numerous turtles and dolphin pods.

This condo is special to us as its our second home on the island of which we got married!

Check our calendar below for the dates that are available to rent.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sean Whisler (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sean Whisler

Kristy and I had visited the island six times in the last five years and decided that since we got married here, we wanted to buy a second home here to enjoy and cherish this island and what it has to offer for many, many years!

Sean Whisler purchased this condo in 2012

Why Sean Whisler chose Kauai

We happened along this property via VRBO and fell in love with the smaller complex and quietness of the resort. The location was optimal for us as we love the sun and the beaches here in Poipu get sun all year long with very minimal rainy days.

We also love this property due to the expansive ocean views with nothing between us and the ocean and its sounds!

It also helps that this property is literally about one half mile from the very beach we got married on!!

What makes this condo unique

The benefits of this property is location to Lihue to go into town for any items that you forgot but still be 'away' from the city to enjoy 'island' time at all the quaint, local shops and restaurants that Poipu and its surrounding communities has to offer. All literally within a few miles of each other!


based on 35 traveler reviews

Incredible Ocean Views!!! - You Won't Believe Your Eyes!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

Comfort in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sean and Kristy's condo from 7/18-7/25 and are so glad we did. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place! The first things I noticed were how clean and inviting the condo was. Right when we walked in, I knew we would love being here. It's decorated really nicely and the kitchen was well stocked, which allowed us to cook food here and prepare lunches to bring to the beach. The large glass doors open up to a large lanai where we enjoyed our coffee and breakfast each morning and a cocktail in the evening. The beds upstairs were super comfy and there was more than enough blankets, sheets and pillows for everyone. I was worried that heat might be an issue here (as other reviewers have mentioned) but we did not have an issue with this at all. There were plenty of fans in every room, even the bathrooms! The location was fine for us, as we drove to different places on the island each day. Poipu is pretty central to everything, including some shopping and restaurants. Thank you for making us feel welcomed Sean and Kristy! We will be back! Aloha, from the Niegas and Wayne Families

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Guys!!! We hope you guys took home some terrific memories!!!! Sean & Kristy
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Lovely property, great location, friendly people.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed your property. The beds are comfortable, the view from the couch and lanai is wonderful. Great pool and hot tub area. Beautiful grounds and BBQ area. Evelyn is a gem! She responds ASAP, gave me leads on baby equipment and was able to work with us on a late checkout as well as a wheelchair rental return. The beach and pool equipment really came in handy. Loved Poipu beach and the local markets. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, Thank you guys so much!!!! We loved having you guys stay at our place!!! Sean & Kristy
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Beautiful views, great location, clean, and had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

The management company was also very friendly and quick to respond.

Thanks for letting us stay.

Had a great time and hope to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo layout (perfect for 4 adults), beautiful views, nice walking paths along the ocean.

  • 3 of 5

Overall we really enjoyed our time at the Makahuena property. We were just there (April 2016) and the weather was 80-85 degrees F. Because the condo is not in a direction to get a lot of the tropical trade winds, the fans had to be going all the time and the windows had to remain wide open constantly. We found it helpful to open the front doors and back sliders to get some breeze. However, all that said, I would probably pass on this property had our trip been in July or August when the weather is much hotter.

Much of our time was spent on the lovely balcony (lanai) where we enjoyed beautiful sunsets. Would use this property again; as long as the weather wasn't too warm.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised (even though it was everything and more put into the description) by everything: location, friendly people everywhere, the sounds of the ocean at night going to sleep, the temperatures during our stay in mid March (cool breezes, not too hot, very little rain), parking was great, the overseer of the property was wonderful, Brennecke’s Beach side Deli and Poipu Beach......... I didn't really know where to stop! This is actually only the tip of the ice burg. Everyday exploring was a joy! We began our stay with traveling to both ends of the Island and stopping at all of the great stops along the way to view the spectacular scenery. The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and many special waterfall areas, it was fantastic! We spent the next few days kayaking, hiking to the Secret Falls, and riding on a motorized tube boat out into the Pacific to see whales and sea turtles, plus snorkel in the COLD ocean water, loved it!

The condominium was wonderful with WiFi, Netflix, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and two wonderful bedrooms with full baths. Our daughter loved the bedroom on the west side and we enjoyed the room on the east side (if I have my bearings correct). The balcony was a perfect place to sit and enjoy the smells, sounds, and look out for whales spouting water.

One thing that I would change when we come back, is to spend three or more days at Poipu beach! We did not really check this treasure out until our last day, and snorkeled a few feet from shore, with spectacular views of many different types of fish, and with Monk Seals resting on the beach. The Monk Seals were exhausted from their long trip. Anyway, we only visited the beach during our last full day in Kauai. We did spend at least three days going to Brennecke's, across the road from the beach, but didn't get out and explore this area until the end.

The whole week was delightful, and definitely not long enough. We felt like we were at home by mid week, and didn't want to leave home on the last day. My husband stated that we need to come back sometime and spend a month (I liked that idea!).

I know I have probably left something out, and my thoughts are a little scattered, but I wanted to go ahead and get this review in before more time had passed.

Thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay!

The LaFevers

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You So Much, Bobbi and family!!!! We appreciate you guys and we are so glad you enjoyed the island!!! You guys really need to spend serious some time in order to see everything!!!! Hope to see you guys stay again soon!!! Thanks again!! Sean & Kristy
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Fantastic Property and Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in November 2015. Very clean, great view, great location. Property clean and well maintained. Owners were great and very easy to work with and accommodating. My in-laws loved it so much here that they inquired about renting the condo for a month next year but have not heard back yet. It was great sitting on the lanai and watching the dolphins and the splash of the ocean. Sunsets and rainbows were beautiful. Great amenities. Owners have taken a variety of pictures and had them blown up and hung throughout the condo. They are remarkable. We have been to all the allowable islands and this is now my favorite. Thank you for being so great to work with and making this ending to our visit terrific. Sorry for taking so long to write this review - I had surgery the day after we returned and just now able to post review. We look forward to returning and staying at your beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you are recovering well from the surgery!!!!! We are so happy you guys had a great time!!! Contact us again about the stay for the upcoming year and we will fit it into your schedule!! You guys were terrific to have stay in our condo and we would love to see you all back!! Lets make it happen!! Mahalo Sean & Kristy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Poipu and Shipwreck

Our condo is located in Sunny Poipu on the most southern tip of the island! There is plenty of sun on this side of the island all year long. Poipu is located just 20 minutes away from Lihue for local shops and stores as well as only 25 minutes from Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park for miles of hiking. The world renown beaches of Poipu and Shipwreck beaches are literally 3/4 mile in either direction from our condo, well within walking distance. Great snorkeling can be found at Poipu beach as well as local surfing and paddleboarding lessons. There are numerous local restaurants within two miles of the condo with most of them within walking distance. Zip-lining, Kayaking and Helicopter tours are all must do's for the island!


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 3
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Season 4
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Season 5
Dec 13 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Season 1
Jan 13 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Season 2
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Out Fee $160
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Master 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom Master 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom Main Floor - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master 2 - 1 king
    Master 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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