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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 refrigerator/freezer (purchased in 2017), 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. An extra portable fan is also provided. 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 can also be found at the PBAC.

Property is Managed by Jed and Lisa Stevens, Koloa Kai Vacation Rentals.


Hawaii TAT license# TA-116-959-6416-01

Hawaii GET license# GE-116-959-6416-01

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Poipu

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

We honeymooned here at Kiahuna 10 years ago and it was so fun bringing back our two boys 10 years later. We had such a wonderful trip - memories we will treasure all our days. Thank you for opening your home to us. We are not ready to go home, but we look forward to when we can come back.
May 2017
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cleaning fees paid to property manager Castle Resorts nights are $120 + tax on stays of three nights or longer; or $50 + tax for two night stays.
  • Condo Cancellation Policy is a little different than what is noted above. For a description of this policy, please contact owner by email or phone.
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 5
  • King size bed (1), Queen sofa bed (1), We provide an aerobed and a Pack and Play crib/playpen;
  • 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


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average rating of 4.59375 based on 119 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: March 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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Best area on the island!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is in the perfect place! It has everything you need or want to enjoy your island stay. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alisha & Anthony for taking the time to submit a nice review of our Kiahuna 304. We agree that the Poipu area is one of the best areas on the island with its fantastic beaches and accompanying nice weather. We are happy that you liked the location of our condo and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much appreciate these positive comments. We hope you guys can return someday and maybe stay longer. Thanks again for choosing Kiahuna 304!
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Everything you could ever need

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay of 2 nights. Lovely cactus garden and beaches are so close and accessible.

Love everything in this area-Koloa and Pouipo

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary Ellen & Donald for taking the time to submit a nice review of our Kiahuna 304. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we agree that the cactus garden, and the orchid gardens, are very nice and the beach access is so easy and quick. We very much appreciate these positive comments. We hope you guys can return someday and maybe stay longer. Thanks again for choosing Kiahuna 304!
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Our stay at this great unit could not have been better. What a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was spacious and nicely appointed. The location above the gardens felt very private. We enjoyed the large balcony and spent a lot time hanging out there in the evening. We loved having the boogie boards and the beach chairs. The kitchen was well stocked with a great Ninja blender! Kiahuna Plantation is a truly beautiful property and the beach is perhaps the prettiest on the island. A great value for the location!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer & Cory for taking the time to submit such a nice review of our Kiahuna 304. We appreciate your positive comments on its location, attributes, amenities, lanai, beach stuff and the new Ninja blender. The latter was a request from a previous guest that we haven't even used yet! We are glad it still works. We are also happy that you guys got some usage out of the boogie boards and beach chairs. We hope you guys return someday to our little "home away from home". Thanks again!
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Lovely Hawaiian Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and it's a well ventilated and roomy condo! It had everything we needed and such a great lanai to eat meals. Views of the garden below was refreshing and the condo is quiet and private!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly & Sheila for taking the time to submit such a nice review of our Kiahuna 304. We are happy that you liked our lovely "home away from home" and enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your positive comments on its quietness, airiness and roominess. Yes, our lanai is one of our favorite aspects of the condo and we also eat all our meals out on it, when we are there. The lanai's Moir garden view is fabulous, as you noted. We hope you guys can return someday and thanks again for choosing Kiahuna 304!
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Very nice apartment. Good location, quiet and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Kiahuna plantation is a fantastic property and located on a beautiful beach. The unit is 1 min walk from the ocean. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elisabetta for taking time to write a review of our Kiahuna Plantation condo 304. We are happy that you liked the unit, it had a good location on the Kiahuna Plantation property and it was quiet and clean. We acknowledge the condo's location on the property is very convenient to the beach and the shopping/restaurants across the street. We hope that someday you might return. Until then, thank you for choosing Kiahuna 304.
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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
Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows
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
Original JoJo's Anuenue Shave Ice & Treats -- CLOSED
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.42%

Hawaii TAT license# TA-116-959-6416-01
Hawaii GET license# GE-116-959-6416-01
$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).
Check-out cleaning fee is $120 + tax (stays 3 nights or longer), $50 + tax (2 nights). Starting on May 1, 2018, the cleaning fee rises to $160 for all length stays.

A Castle Resorts midweek cleaning for each week of stay (each cleaning about $70 - including tax) is charged to guests. To help offset this fee for longer stays (two weeks or longer), an additional $5 per week is taken off the nightly rate.

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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