This is a small, oceanfront, condominium complex with units rented directly from owners or through realtors. We booked Unit 304 from December 24, 2007 - January 3, 2008, through Poipu Connection Realty.
Sadly, this particular unit should be avoided until some major maintenance items get taken care of. Most problematic, the kitchen area is SWARMING with cockroaches. They were in all the cabinets - including the higher level ones, the oven, the dishwasher, and the storage closets. We had to go out on Christmas Day in search of roach poison to keep the little buggers in check. We're talking dozens, and those are just the ones you can see. There must have been hundreds behind the woodwork. The realtor told that the unit was visited by an exterminator every three months. Time to increase the visits or change exterminators.
Next biggest problem is that the screen door to the lanai (deck) has had its lock broken off and cannot be secured. We were told by the realtor that the owner had "elected not to repair" this door. Without any safe or secure place to leave passports, money and valuables, etc., going to the beach or on a hike becomes a lot less enjoyable. The screen over the kitchen window had been pried out of its frame, and that window also could not be locked. But if you opened the window, mosquitos would get in through the ill fitting screen.
There were many smaller problems that we could live with, but which showed a real lack of concern about upkeep. It's sad that the owners of this million dollar condo (an adjacent unit is for sale priced at $999,999) cannot keep up with basic maintenance from small matters like changing the batteries in the smoke detector, the tv remote control, and the answering machine to fixing a broken shower head in the master bath. One of two toilets was also not working on arrival, but somebody did come to fix that on the second day of our stay.
Kauai is a true paradise, and other units in Poipu Palms may be in much better condition. But unit 304 is not the place to have a fully enjoyable holiday, at this time.
- Also Known As:
- Poipu Palms Condominiums Hotel Poipu
- Poipu Palms Condominiums Kauai, Hawaii