We loved our stay here. We really liked being able to walk out onto the lawn and watch the turtles or the sunset, although people can and do walk by, so it's not as private. The condo is beautifully updated - nothing looks worn - except perhaps the shower, and everything is very clean. You can watch the sunrise from the patio- if you are awake early enough :) but not the sunset, or the surfers. You have to walk around the building for that. There's no AC which shouldn't be a problem because you can open the windows and let the breeze come through, but you need to open the bedroom blinds to do this, and people walking outside are able to look inside your room. We found that if we kept the the blinds closed for privacy they rattled and made a lot of noise because some evenings it was very windy. You don't hear any guests next door or above unless they are walking and talking in the passageway and your bedroom window is open. We contacted the owner through vrbo and paid with Paypal - no problems. He nicely gave us a sizable discount because we booked at the last minute. There's a busy beach on the other side of the condo building, but there are two emptier ones a short walk away. You can see Baby Beach in front of some private homes across the bay - there are two beach access trails to it. A great place to watch the sunset! If you walk towards the Spouting Horn you'll see another empty beach between two houses. We snorkeled in this bay twice, but the surf was up and made the water murky. Getting in and out was a challenge too, but worth it! The turtles soon come and check you out. We saw 5 at one time, and also humpback whales from our patio. There's some snorkel gear (but bring your own mask at least) and other beach stuff in the condo for you to use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the sunny South Shore at Poipu Beach, just 10 steps from the waters edge, these 1 and 2 bedroom condos offer the best in oceanfront vacation rental that Kauai has to offer. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets or watch the surfers or sea turtles from the lanai or go snorkeling at the beach right out front. These condos are as close as you can get to the ocean on the island of Kauai! (Note to Reviewers/Readers: The condo units are individually owned. When writing a review, it will be helpful to readers if you specify in which unit you stayed. Also, please be aware that being independently owned, each unit may offer different decor and amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuhio Shores Condos Hotel Poipu
- Kuhio Shores Condos Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii