Mike and Kristin Mullen
About Mike and Kristin Mullen
Our family has over 40 years of wonderful vacation memories at Kiahuna #1 and now, for the first time ever (2015), we are offering it to the public. It has a unique and private location on the beach at the corner of Kiahuna Plantation Resort. It's views, and it's favorable orientation to ocean breezes makes it a one of a kind place to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Owners, Oscar and Lois Sandberg have permitted me, their daughter Kristin, to advertise this special property for your enjoyment. Feel free to call to inquire about short notice rentals - I may be able to offer a discount for short notice and calendar fill-in dates.
Mike and Kristin Mullen purchased this Bungalow in 1974
Why Mike and Kristin Mullen chose Poipu
Our family purchased Kiahuna Unit #1 in 1974 in the desirable Phase 1 of the Resort. At the time there were a number of beach front units available, but none had this premier location, so close to the water and yet so private and surrounded by greenery. It's single-story construction and vaulted ceilings create a spacious, airy feel to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Fall asleep each night to the rhythmic and relaxing white noise of ocean surf in natural stereo. We think you'll agree, there is no better place to be. You will not be trapped in a hotel box or surrounded by condo balconies peering down on you while staying at Kiahuna 1. Our daily rate includes everything except for the $160 check-out cleaning and the Hawaiian Accommodations/sales taxes unless you book Kiahuna 1 through the VRBO/HA websites as they have recently added a booking fee which will show up on your detailed price quote. Five day rentals include mid-stay towel and trash service while seven day rentals include one mid-week maid service with fresh linens and light house cleaning (in addition to towel/trash services). With the full kitchen, in unit laundry, free parking, regular maid service, endless clean beach towels, a very comfortable King sized bed surrounded by pleasant sounds and breezes, and a private lanai with side yard surrounded by tropical vegetation all right in front of one of the most desirable beaches in the world, this unit provides a lot of value. The Poipu Beach Athletic Club facilities and equipment are included at no extra charge to our guests, however, fitness classes, poolside food and drink, long-distance calls, and beach equipment rentals are available from third parties for an additional cost. We hope you would show your appreciation for our hardworking housekeeping staff by leaving them a tip at the end of your stay to brighten their day.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Kiahuna 1 is situated on one of the most aesthetically pleasing sections of one of the nicest and most versatile beaches in Hawaii. It's unusual to find a place to stay this close to such an amazing beach. There is a shallow shoal directly in front of the lanai that causes more beach sand to deposit in front of Kiahuna 1. The waves wash over the shoal creating a very relaxing 'white noise' that will lull you to sleep. 'Kiahuna' is Hawaiian for 'special place' and Kiahuna 1 has the location to insure your vacation will be as special as possible.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had an amazing stay, as always.
Private oceanfront paradise
Unit 1, Building 1 is a private end unit directly on the ocean, so the waves lull you to sleep all night and actually cover up the bird calls, roosters, and any other noises that other people complain about. Only invasion of privacy is the beach directly in front is very sought after, so people set up early in the morning with their gear. But we loved sitting out on the patio with a MaiTai every evening watching the sunset after the beachgoers had left. The unit could use an update remodel for the kitchen and bathroom but it was adequate for our use. We also rented 3 other units for our family which were all upgraded but none compared to our location. The owners were gracious to send us a beautiful floral arrangement for our 50th anniversary which adorned our table all week.
The location is just the best on Kauai......PERIOD!!! The only suggestion would be a little upgrading of the unit. We are going to try and stay there again next summer if it is available. Location, Location, Location......need I say more? Mahalo
Amazing place to enjoy with family
We love Kiahuna Plantation for its location, nice people who choose the property over other hotels, and the opportunity to cook and grill the local fish and produce. Mike and Kristin’s unit #1 makes it all the more special. From the unit we saw humpback whales, spinner dolphins, and a monk seal that swam right in front of us. My favorite place to unwind and reconnect with family. Thank you for sharing!
Wonderful property right on the ocean with fantastic beach access. We walked to the beach every day with very limited items which is AWESOME to do with kids. My kids are already asking when we'll come back. Also one of the only 1 story units on the property and very secluded feeling. Pull out sleeper sofa was of nice quality, unit was clean, but inside interior was a bit dated. Kiahuna Plantation also has a huge grassy lawn which is a very nice and social place to hang out on. Beach to the right of the unit had great snorkel/waves. Also the unit closet had boogie boards and a whole bunch of beach items (thank you to the owners for stocking this so well).
Location location location
We had a wonderful time at Kiahuna #1. I can't say enough about the location. It was quiet and peaceful, just what we were looking for. Thank you so much for making our stay great. :)
Poipu is the most desirable vacation district on the Island of Kauai and Kiahuna 1 is centrally located within walking distance of shopping and the most popular restaurants, bars and beaches. Check out our satellite map and zoom in for precise location. Because it honestly doesn't get any better than this.