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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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!

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Sean Whisler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Incredible Ocean Views!!! - You Won't Believe Your Eyes!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

E & L from WA.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 10 great days at the Makahuena. We saw spectacular sunrises, sunsets and the full moon setting in the early morning. It is an easy walk to either Poipu Beach or Shipwreck Beach. The condo is super comfortable. The bed and more importantly the pillows allowed for a restful night sleep. You can hear the waves crashing on the rocks ....It was heaven. We had a minor problem with the microwave that was taken care of promptly. We had a car so we had many highlights. The Wednesday Kauai Culinary Market, Friday Art Walk in Hanapepe with the Swinging Brigde, hiking in Wimea canyon, swimming in a pool at the base of a waterfall, Kilauea lighthouse, Skyline Eco Adventures, Smith Family Luau, Princeville, Kapaa, golf at Kukuiolono park (cheap and fun) and daily beach time for "hot sand therapy". I would not hesitate to book the same property in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My entire family thought this was the perfect location on this beautiful island! Loved this condo.

  • 5 of 5

It had several great touches such as plenty of beach towels, sun umbrella, coolers, beach chairs etc. the condo was very clean and updated. Very comfortable beds and furniture. The views from the deck were wonderful and we could see whales and dolphins while we had breakfast. Very close to two beaches and a great hike along the coast. We would stay here again! Thanks for sharing your home with our family. A shout out to Mike one of the property care takers who gave us some good suggestions of things to do. Very friendly staff around the condo. A perfect place to relax after a fun filled day.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sean and Christie,

What a great place to stay! It was everything described when we booked it! Surfing, snorkelling, sightseeing everything we wanted to do was near by, then come home to a nice place to relax eat and sleep. We had some friends that were staying at their time share up by the Sheraton stop by just to see how beautiful the condo and grounds were. They were jealous :)

Thank you again for sharing your condo with us we made memories to last a lifetime.

We hope to be back soon!! Mahalo

Ke Akua Hoomaikai Oe

Jim, Debi and Mandi

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Jim, Debi and Mandi!!! We are so glad you enjoyed the island and we look forward to seeing you back again someday!!!! Thank you so much for the kind words!!!!! You guys are awesome!!!!
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awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sean & Kristy,

We can't thank you enough the minute we walked into your home we felt right at home. This is our second time visit and this time we had our dear friends join us and what an awesome vacation we had. We enjoyed every morning out on the balcony with our coffee and cocktails in the evenings. We enjoyed walks to shipwreck beach and to poipu beach. Since this was my friends first visit to Kauai we enjoy all the beautiful sites and enjoyed meals at the local restaurants. We are already planning our next vacation.

Thank you,

Maria & Jim

Craig & Jim

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Maria and company!!!! We are so glad you guys had an super time on the island!!! We would love to see you come back and explore some more!!!!!Thanks for sharing!!!!
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Nice well maintained property

  • 4 of 5

The condo was conveniently located and the property was well maintained. The only comment was it's not able to take advantage of the nice breeze because of its location in the complex. But overall it we had a great time and enjoyed the amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and location, sublime views - my only complaint was the heat

  • 5 of 5

It's always a little nerve racking to make a decision based solely on photos and reviews, but this property did not disappoint. My only complaint, and I'll get that out of the way early, was the heat. We were here the first 8 days of September and the weather was extremely hot and humid with little in the way of trade winds. As a result, even with fans, it was hot. Air conditioning would have been perfect, but it's a first world problem and the property was wonderful.

If anything, the ocean views were even better than advertised. It really is right there and you can hear the big crashing waves and see the spray while inside the unit or from the lanai. We arrived at night, so I didn't see the view until the next morning, when I was thrilled to see it right outside the bedroom window. There are gorgeous views from the front door and the lanai, and a wonderful spot on property to sit on a bench and take in the beautiful sunsets. I started each morning with breakfast on the lanai, enjoying the view, and could easily have sat there all day if there was not so much to explore on the island.

There was plenty of parking and the grounds were well maintained. The pool area was nice and we took advantage of that more than I expected. It was a relaxing way to start and end the day. The unit itself was great, with the two bedrooms at opposite ends of the hallway to provide a sense of privacy. There was plenty of drawer and closet space to unpack and avoid living out of a suitcase. As an art lover, I enjoyed the photography and the local artwork on display. I was excited to find one of the same artists whose work was hanging in the condo when we visited Hanalei, so I picked up a great piece for myself.

Location was great for exploring the island. We could easily walk or drive to the Poipu beaches and it was an easy launch spot to explore the whole island. Koloa town and the Poipu shopping centers were nearby (5-10 minutes driving) for grabbing a bite out and/or picking up groceries. Brennecke's deli was a great find for yummy sandwiches at a reasonable price when we wanted something quick.

Sean and Evelyn were both pleasant, responsive, and easy to work with. I had a lot of questions since this was my first time going the non-hotel route and they were always patient and quick to get back to me. The unit had everything we needed and I loved having access to the washer and dryer. I would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: S.M., We appreciate you guys so much!!! It was our pleasure to have you guys as our guests in our condo!!! You guys have so much more to see of the island and we look forward to having you all stay again in the future!! Sincerely, 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 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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