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Quiet, Clean, Convenient Location, Moir Garden View, Rates Vary, Contact Owner

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Kiahuna Plantation 304, on Kauai's sunny Poipu Beach area. Our ground floor Royal Garden unit has one of the best views of the historic Moir Cactus Garden created by an early sugar plantation manager's wife in the 1930's. This exquisite garden has been listed as a top 10 worldwide garden in its category.

Before getting into a detailed description of our beautiful Kauai condo, it is important that all Rental Inquiries Contact Owner about Rate Updates!!! They Vary Seasonally. In addition, Building 38, which houses our Kiahuna 304, was constructed on the side of a small hill over looking the Moir Gardens. As a result, access to all ground floor units in Building 38 actually involve first going up three stairs and then down eight more to reach the entrances of these ground floor units. If this is a problem due to some sort of physical impairment, prospective guests should look elsewhere for a ground floor unit.

As for our unit, it is located in building 38, only a 4 to 5 minute walk thru beautiful orchid and cactus gardens to one of the top 10 rated beaches in the United States (Travel Channel, 2011) and the world (Forbes, 2011). Paradise is yours in this delightfully colorful and bright unit, which underwent a complete bathroom remodel in 2011 with a new tiled shower, new vanity with granite countertop, and new mirrors and recessed lighting. Other updated features were new paint, reupholstered Hawaiian furniture, new Cal-King bed, upgraded interior decor, new electric stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, new CD stereo sound system with I-Pod/I-Phone deck, new computer desk and chair, two new flatscreen TV's with Blu-Ray disk player and a closet full of boogie boards, snorkel gear, swim goggles, beach toys (for the little ones), beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach coolers. The condo is very clean, comfortable and in easy walking distance to nice restaurants and cocktail lounges. A new gas barbeque island (two grills) is only about 60 feet out the front door for those (like myself) that love to grill things.

Kiahuna Plantation is the only beachfront resort in Poipu. Most of the other nearby luxury hotels reside on beaches with little sand and lots of sharp and abrasive lava rock. The white sand beach (sometimes complete with Monk seals and sea turtles), is backed by green lawns, palm trees and tropical gardens and is a perfect place to relax or enjoy swimming, snorkeling, boogie-boarding, surfing or reading in the shade under the palm trees. Towels and chairs are complementary at the beach-side activity hut. Even though our condo provides some beach friendly equipment which will save rental fees at the Beach Hut, it is important to keep them clean and in good shape after use so that they are available for future guests.

Condo 304 is rated high by our association for interior content and cleanliness and features a king-sized bed with a very comfortable mattress, a queen sleeper/sofa, the already noted new stereo system and computer station, two flatscreen TVs including one in the bedroom (larger screen in the living room), Blu Ray disk player and free Wi-Fi internet. We have also added an aerobed and Pack N Play crib/playpen to give our guests with families more sleeping options. This Royal Garden unit also has a full kitchen for those who like to cook their own meals and save money for the more important stuff (i.e. visiting the many island attractions). The kitchen has all new kitchenware and utensils, a nice big refrigerator/freezer (purchased in 2014) with ice maker, an amazingly quiet dishwasher, an over-the-stove microwave (new in 2015), and two coffemakers. Other amenities include an interior dining room table with four chairs, the comfortable sofa-sleeper with two equally comfortable side chairs, a large coffee table with two end tables and a huge lanai (160 square feet). The entire unit contains ceramic tile flooring which is really cool on your feet and comfortable on hot days. Ceiling fans are located over the bed in the bedroom and between the living and dining rooms. The absolutely fabulous lanai, that overlooks the Moir Cactus Garden, includes a table with four chairs and two lounge chairs with an accompanying table. The world famous Moir Cactus Garden attracts many colorful species of Hawaiian birds (some of which are quite friendly) while also discouraging use by the resident Kauai roosters that don't understand the term 'quiet hours' in other parts of Kiahuna Plantation. This fact, along with the condo's position away from Poipu Road results in a very quiet and relaxing setting.

Building 38, that houses condo 304, is located right across the street from the entrance to the Poipu Shopping Village with its many shops, a general store, and nice eating establishments. The latter includes renowned establishments such as Keoki's Paradise, Papalani's Gelato and Puka Hawaiian Dogs. About 100 feet out the front door of the condo is the very convenient Plantation Garden restaurant and lounge. Just a short stroll down the beach is the Marriott and Sheraton which also have restaurants and cocktail lounges which are open to Kiahuna Plantation vacation renters. The Sheraton also holds a sunset luau right on the beach every Monday and Thursday night. Kiahuna Plantation 304 fully embodies the famous real estate saying of location, location, location.

We also want to let Kiahuna 304 guests know that they have full access to all of the amenities of the Poipu Beach Athletic Club when you stay at our condo! Besides the awesome swimming pool and great tennis courts, the Club includes an indoor/outdoor fitness center with 14 cardio machines and a complete weight lifting circuit with 16 different machines to work the entire body. The grounds also contain shuffleboard and pickle ball courts and a new (2015) concert amphitheater. A new Bar and Grill names Hapas can also be found at the PBAC.

We have an agent (Castle Resorts) on site that maintains a 24-hour front desk and a full-time maintenance staff. They are always helpful and at your disposal. If you have any questions about the unit itself or want to speak to the owners directly, please send your inquiries to

Keywords: Plantation/bungalow-style condo at Castle Resorts Kiahuna Plantation and the Beach Bungalows

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Belowich
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Michael Belowich

My wife and I are just regular people who have spent our working lives in the Great State of Alaska. However, we are addicted to Hawaii from our numerous visits there and have officially relocated to Hawaii (Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii). I am a semi-retired consulting geologist and my wife works in the transportation industry. We fell in love with Kauai and Kiahuna Plantation many years ago during an anniversary vacation. We vowed that if an opportunity to purchase one of these fabulous old plantation-style condos at Kiahuna arose, we would jump in with both feet. Well that opportunity arose and we have been getting our feet wet since 2011.

Michael Belowich purchased this condo in 2011

Why Michael Belowich chose Kauai

The need to find some vacation place away from the hustle and bustle that often characterizes many places in the lower 48 states and the more populous islands of Hawaii. Having spent 34 years in Alaska, we are quite familiar with vacationers, from cruise ship passengers to the adventurous souls that drive up the Alcan Highway each summer. We understand what people like and dislike and we continue to strive to meet the high standards that visitors expect as we would ourselves whenever we vacation away from home. Kiahuna 304 and Kiahuna Plantation is such a place. We know that future guests will love our condo and the island of Kauai as we already do.

What makes this condo unique

The obvious answer here would seem to be the invigorating tropical climate, having spent so many years just south of the Arctic Circle, where 70 degree days are often few and far between. But it is much more than that. We love the relaxing, laid back atmosphere, the quiet, the friendliness of the Kauai residents and the too many to mention attractions, both scenic and historic. It is almost impossible to not have a good time on Kauai!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mahalo for sharing your condo in paradise with us. We have had a very relaxing & fun holiday here. The sun & blue sky & the beautiful beach did it for me & Kiahuna golf course for Ken. People are so friendly & laid back here. We love this beautiful island! Hope to return again.
Feb 2016
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Queen sofa bed (1), We provide an aerobed and a Pack and Play crib/playpen; Rollaway bed/futon available $20/night - Crib $12/night
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Clean, Convenient Location, Moir Garden View, Rates Vary, Contact Owner
average rating of 4.625 based on 98 reviews

Super Garden Location - Poipu Beach

  • 5 of 5

This unit is in the middle of Kiahuna Plantation and Bungalows - close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. You can walk or drive - your choice. Beach chairs in the condo for your use. Breezy unit with ceiling fans make for a tropical feel in Paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn and Brian for taking the time to write such a nice review of our Kiahuna Plantation condo 304. We feel the location of our condo in relation to nearby amenities is one of its best assets. We are so happy that you pointed this out in the review, which hopefully will be read by future travelers to Kauai that hopefully decide to stay at our Kiahuna 304. We also hope that the rest of your stay on Kauai went well. Hopefully you two decide to return to beautiful Kauai someday and possibly stay with us again! Mahalo!
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Unclean, stuff broken

  • 2 of 5

DVD player didn't work, bedroom door fell off hinges first time trying to close it, a ton of dead mosquitos on the end table, refrigerator leaked water all over our groceries, a bunch of stuff to make coffee except coffee filters, signs on doors asked us to remove shoes to follow Hawaiian tradition and feet were black, with dirt stuck to them within 10 min. We all, including my baby, had to wear socks or shoes all day/night. I took photos to shoe how bad it was. That's just the unit. The complex charges $10 to simply get clean towels, the washer/dryer are inconveniently located in a building on the other side of the property and the pool is across the street, past Poipu shopping center. Needless to say we were glad to check out after only 2 days and move over to Lawai Beach Resort. The owners were easy to rent from and sent great Kauai information would be helpful for a first time visitor.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi April, Thank you for your frank review. My wife and I are very sorry that your short stay with us was not up to par. Obviously, Castle housekeeping and maintenance did not perform up to their normal capabilities. Two of the items, bedroom door and refrigerator were items that should have been fixed by now. This is the first I heard of the DVD player and coffee filter problems. The other cleanliness items are supposed to be cleaned prior to guest arrivals. Be assured that I will take this up with Castle Resorts immediately. This is our first negative review in our six years of ownership. This is unacceptable and it will be rectified. Unfortunately, it is too late for you, Paul and little Noah. Enjoy the rest of your Kauai visit and again, we offer you and family our sincere apologies. Mike & Mariam Belowich
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Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

This lovely well maintained condo is meticulously clean, nicely painted, well furnished and decorated with charming Hawaiian art. The bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed, ample bureau and closet space is available and a safety box is provided. Many comforts of home are provided plus beach accessories and water toys. The lanai overlooks the cactus garden and many birds can be seen and heard chirping in the morning. The ocean front beach is a short pleasant walk away. In addition, a shopping center is conveniently located within walking distance and includes restaurants, convenient stores and many shops. The owners demonstrated excellent customer service, providing us with formation on how to easily locate the condo and recommended activities we might enjoy. This condo was conveniently located to many sites of interest. We particularly enjoyed going to Waimea Canyon and taking a Napoli Coast dinner cruise with Capt. Andy. Without reservation, we recommend this lovely condo.

Aloha, Suzanne & Jack from Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for the awesome review. Mariam and I appreciate it very much. We are especially thankful for you pointing out, positively, the condos interior decor and amenities which doesn't usually get that much attention, but which took some time and money to achieve. We are happy you visited Waimea Canyon and booked Captain Andy's Napoli Coast dinner cruise, two of our favorites. We would love to see you return someday to Kauai and stay with us a little longer. Thank you again for taking the time to submit a review.
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Perfect Poipu Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay!! The condo and location were perfect! The owners were attentive and personable, making sure my daughter and her family's stay was memorable! I have already passed on the info to family and friends, and my husband and I may stay there our next visit.



  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patti for the wonderful review. Mariam and I really appreciate it. We are very happy that your daughter and family had a good time at the condo. We try to ensure every guest goes through an uneventful booking process for our condo 304 and that the unit has all the amenities guests need to enjoy their time there. We would love to have you and your husband stay at Kiahuna 304 in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to submit a review.
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We loved the location near Poipu Beach, close to the water and overlooking the cactus garden.

  • 5 of 5

The property is really tasteful and beautiful. Clean and well maintained and so comfortable. We had cool breezes every night and were never too hot to relax and get a good night's sleep. The fans were truly all we needed and this was in mid July.

Turns out It was one of the best places to stay on the south shore. Perfect location, with a plantation feel - large trees, and paths through gardens, and beautiful landscaping. Quick walk to the beach. We loved Poipu Beach - we saw monk seals playing in the surf very close, and turtles on the beach early in the morning. There are tidal pools out on the sandbar. Also, it was a perfect launching point for all places south, such as stunning Waimea Canyon with breathtaking views of the Napali Coast and all southern boat docs for tours. There are are some great restaurants and shops nearby such as Kioki's Paradise with a little river going right through it, as well as frequent hula shows by local people in a little there. Don't forget to get a Puka Dog. Make it genuine Hawaiian and do have the relish - mango was good! Also, just to the west on Poipu Road by the round about are some very nice art galleries and shops. Definitely get some ice cream at Lapperts, it will change your life. Especially if you get coconut and dark chocolate together. That was our last taste of Hawaii as we left. It was sad leaving this beautiful place, and the property was truly a home away from home. Very nice.

I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a very nice retreat with inspiring beauty and plenty of things to do nearby. If you like to explore, then it's a great place to come home to late and get a good night's sleep before another day of serious adventure. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John & Terri for taking the time to write such a nice review of our Kiahuna Plantation condo 304 as well as what you liked on Kauai during your visit. The location of our condo in relation to nearby amenities is one of its best assets. We are so happy that you pointed this out in the review, which hopefully will be read by future guests and encourage them to stay at Kiahuna 304. We are also pleased that your trip went well. Hopefully you two decide to return to beautiful Kauai someday and possibly stay with us again! Mahalo!
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Belmont, CA

Great condo, great location

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay in condo 304. It has everything you need for the beach and exploring right there in the condo to borrow. There was plenty of room for our family of 4. Great relaxing view of the garden from the lanai. The kitchen is very functional and it was nice to save money and time by eating in a lot of our meals. The location itself of the condo within the complex is nice - quick walk to the beautiful beach at the plantation. Just a 2 min drive to Poipu beach which was better for our small kids - if you go to that beach in the morning before 10am there is a sea turtle that comes ashore to sun every day! We say monk seals sunning there as well. We really enjoyed the trip - Kauai was a great choice - we were able to explore the whole island in a week and it wasn't even crowded over the July 4th holiday weekend. We will definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacey & Ron for taking the time to write such a nice review of our Kiahuna Plantation condo 304. It is very important to Mariam and I that each and every guest have a pleasant experience while staying there, and this includes having equipment provided that they don't have to purchase or rent to have this positive experience. We are glad your trip went well. Hopefully you two, Raegan and Wyatt decide to return to beautiful Kauai someday and possibly with us again! Mahalo!
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Keoki's Paradise
Waimea Canyon
Polihale State Park
Hilo Hattie
Wailua Falls
Opaekaa Falls
National Tropical Botanical Gardens
Na Pali Coast State Park
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Kilohana Plantation
Kiahuna Plantation Resort
Shipwreck Beach
Haena Beach Park
Tunnels Beach
Puka Dog
Papalani Gelato
Kauai Coffee Company
Koke'e State Park
Kilauea Lighthouse
Kauai Back Country Adventures
Liko Kauai Cruises
Captain Andy's
Fern Grotto
Tree Tunnel
Kalalau Lookout
South Pacific Dinner Theatre -- CLOSED
Hanalei Pier
Shave Ice Paradise
JoJo's Shave Ice
Plantation Gardens Restaurant
Plantation Gardens Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Plantation Gardens
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Poipu Road
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Plantation Gardens
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended

Kiahuna 304 is a delightfully colorful, comfortable and quiet ground floor unit. New 2011 remodel features include an updated bathroom and vanity, new paint, reupholstered Hawaiian furniture, upgraded interior decor, new electric stove, new CD stereo sound system with I-Pod/I-Phone deck, new computer desk and chair, and a closet full of boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, swim goggles and beach cooler. Other Condo 304 features include a new (2012) king-sized bed with a very comfortable mattress, a queen sleeper/sofa, two new TVs including a smart flatscreen in the living room with a Blu-Ray disk player, and a free WiFi. The condo has a full kitchen for cooking meals and saving money, with an outdoor barbecue close to the unit for those who prefer that grilled taste. Fabulous Poipu Beach, nice restaurants and cocktail lounges, gift shops, a general store, pool and fitness facility, tennis courts and a golf course within walking distance.

Golf: Kiahuna Golf Club is within mile of condo.


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 17 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter, 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring, 2018
Apr 2 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer, 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall, 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas, 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Contact owner for rate updates!!! They vary monthly!
Hawaiian tax ID is #W47738488-01.
$250 deposit (for stays less than 2 weeks); $500 deposit (for stays 2 weeks to one month); and $1,000 deposit (for stays one month and longer).
A credit card and valid phone number must be used to secure reservation.
Check-out cleaning fee payable to Castle Resorts is $120 + tax (stays 5 nights or longer), $95 + tax (relatively short stays of 3 or 4 nights) or $50 + tax (short stays of 1 or 2 nights). Free mid-week cleanings.

Guests should also be aware that starting in 2016, VRBO/HomeAway will be charging a "Service Fee" of about 9%, on the total Rental Cost. So, for example, if your total rental cost for renting our condo 304 came to $1,000 (not including taxes), the additional fee would amount to $90. This fee is only charged if you use the "BOOK IT" feature on the website. This new fee is on all VRBO/HomeAway websites, not just ours.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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