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Kuhio Shores Condos
Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We have been to Kauai a few times, always trying a different part of the island. After staying at Kuhio Shores 305, we will always go back there! The condo was beautiful, clean, with a nice location on the sunniest part of the island. We could walk to Spouting Horn, Shops, Restaurants, and one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island. The owners were great to work with-responsive, friendly, and shared so much information as to things to do on the island. Best vacation.....EVER.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Vickie H
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This was our second stay at Kuhio Shores and although I can't imagine a bad unit, this one is excellent. The top floor seemed quieter and the front view was just simply perfect. This condo was home for 2 weeks, and that's exactly what it felt like. Very nice, very comfortable (no granite or stainless, but unless you're looking to buy the place, why on earth would you care?). Complete kitchen - and if you're staying for 2 weeks, cooking some of your own meals is an all-around good thing. We saw spinner dolphins, regular dolphins, turtles, surfers and a shout out to the whales that didn't get the memo that they had to leave March 31st and stayed to put on quite a display for us in April. Oh, and the blood moon too! Just information good to know: yes- hairdryer, iron, lots of towels, some spices -- no shampoo, shower gel, lotion, coffee. Not a problem, just good to know. Hit the Walmart on the way from the airport.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank MsLazyboy
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We both loved it. It has an amazing view of the ocean. The condo was very clean and came with all nice and new furniture. I loved the walk in shower in this place. It was big and stylish. Made me jealous to come home to my normal looking shower. The kitchen comes fully stocked with great quality and new looking plates, glasses, silverware, knives, appliances, etc. This is very nice since eating out is pretty expensive on Kauai. There is a Costco in Lihue and a grocery store about a mile away. In walking distance is the Beach House Restaurant. It looks out onto Lawai Beach and you can eat while watching the sunset. We enjoyed going there, but the place is quite pricy.
My only small complaint is the Kuhio Shores Condos in general don't have A/C. When your in the common area with the windows open and the trade winds are blowing in it feels great. In the bedroom though it can get a little hot even with the windows open for my taste. The place comes with ceiling and floor fans so that helps, but I had to sleep with no covers on. I personally run hot at night when I sleep so this won't be a problem for everyone.
The owner of 402 was very easy to work with and would email you back in a short time. I would recommend this place. A very nice romantic getaway place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Daniel_Roc
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We stayed at condo 217 in March 2014. Mike and Sue are great owners. Mike was extremely helpful and always responds to emails. The condo in right on the ocean and is well maintained. The lanai offers spectacular views. The location of the complex (Kuhio Shores) is prime time.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank ranapiku
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Because our whole family (11 of us) went to Kauai we rented two condos right next to each other. We had seen the very good ratings on TripAdvisor and decided to book with them. Definitely a good choice!! Your first words upon entering either of these units on the fourth floor will be "WOW!!!"...guaranteed. The units are about 60 feet up, the view is stunning, and the sound of waves will lull you to sleep every night. Great place to view dolphins, turtles and monk seals! (...and whales, we've heard, although we didn't see any.) The prices for these two units was close to the same, and we felt were very reasonably priced considering what they delivered.

#418: The owners, John and Janis, have used ceiling to floor windows, along with mirrors, to capture the incredible panoramic view and a lot of light. Spectacular. This unit - at the end and quite private - provides probably the best view of all the condos...nearly 180 degrees of beautiful ocean and sunsets! The unit is furnished with everything you'll need, from kitchen items to beach chairs/towels to a hair dryer. They even have a stacking washer and dryer in the unit. There is also a comfortable Aerobed available that our daughter and son-in-law used each night on the living room floor as their twin granddaughters were in cribs in the second bedroom. The unit boasts two nice sized bathrooms, 2 beautiful bedrooms (with very comfortable king beds), tile floors, a fully-equipped, modern kitchen with granite counter tops, a beautifully decorated living room area, and nice patio furniture on the covered lanai. Right below 418 to the west is the Beach House Restaurant. Our kids spoiled us with a gift card to there and it was fabulous. The restaurant hosted a few weddings on the lawn below the unit while we were there....those were fun to watch. Ceiling fans help keep the unit cool and comfortable (there is no A/C). A few nights the winds stopped and it got pretty warm inside, but this IS Hawaii....we didn't mind a bit and just took a dip in the ocean. John and Janis were a joy to work with and very accommodating, even providing an information sheet that answered just about any question you'd have about Kauai, i.e, where to eat, where farmer's markets are, etc. This unit truly is spectacular!

#417: The owner, Jim, was so very kind and an absolute joy to work with, even sending us extra pictures of the bedrooms to see if cribs/pack-n-plays would fit for our grandkids! This beautiful unit opens up right away into a very nicely decorated living space; the floor plan provides a wonderful flow for the ocean breezes so the unit stayed cool and comfortable the entire week. Plush carpet adorns the living room, then flows into tile in the updated dining room and kitchen which is gorgeous... granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, equipped with everything you need. The windows in the dining area provide a nightly view of the incredible sunsets. The spacious master bedroom has a king bed, and the second bedroom is nice-sized with a queen. The bathrooms were clean and modern, and the unit has a stackable washer and dryer. We found boogie boards and beach chairs for our use, as well, and took advantage of them. The covered lanai boasts nice furniture, and again the view...oh, the view!! This, too, is an exceptionally beautiful vacation rental.

There is no pool at Kuhio Shores, but we'd much rather swim in the ocean. :o) There is an elevator available to reach each floor but we chose to walk up the four flights of steps (mostly because we had Starbucks and Lappert's ice cream each day.) Both of these condos are ideally situated next to Lawai Beach (next to the Beach House Restaurant... wonderful for snorkeling, but not so great for little ones), Koloa Landing (best scuba diving place on the island, in our opinion), Baby Beach (great for littles and only a 5-10 minute walk from Kuhio Shores), and two newer little malls that host Starbucks, Bubbas Burgers, Lapperts Ice Cream, etc., and a few general stores. Only a 5 minute drive away is Poipu Beach (great for littles and for snorkeling) and Brennecke Beach (awesome for boogie boarding). We've been to Kauai 5 times and so far this is our favorite place to stay. We hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank LuvCHOCOL8
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Overall, It was a great stay. There are corner units in this complex that are really interesting as they have a view of the sunset( I think the even numbered condos face south, which if you have a corner, the corner faces west). The beds were comfortable, decor Hawaiian, and will need updating soon. The kitchen supplies need work, the knives were awful. The fridge has an ice maker, no air conditioning(don't think any of the units have it), 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, no tub. Wifi works good, the sound of the ocean is intense and wonderful inside the condo. The grounds are kept well, they are constantly cleaning the grounds and building. There is a bike rack, elevator, 2 grilles(gas) in the parking lot. Plenty of off street parking. It's quiet, which is important since your windows are open at night. Every room has a ceiling fan.The Beachhouse restaurant is right next door, it is fancy and not a place we wanted to hang out for more than one night, didn't feel comfortable. Snorkeling is fantastic at beach in front of Beachhouse. You really can't swim in front of condo because it is a rocky rough shoreline and the waves will keep you away. You can swim around and snorkel in front, but it is shallow and I had to pick my days. Lots of turtles and whales further out, binocs we brought came in handy. Many restaurants within 5-10 minute drive, grocery store is in Koloa Town, about 10 minutes in car. Eating in Kauai is expensive, $30-$40 entrees at nice restaurants are common. We went Ziplining, and really enjoyed it, also an airplane ride through Air Ventures, another plus. The boat tour of Napali coast was a great trip also, go in the morning, it gets rough.This is a very pretty and scenic island, expensive, but nice. Not much to do at night music wise, but you can check kauaimusicscene.com. We were hoping for Hawaiian music at the Tiki hut at sunset, like Honolulu and it doesn't seem to happen. You will like this condo and Poipu seemed like a great location on the island. No swimming pool at complex.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GTrooper
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

everything was fine, the place is amazingly well equipped, very usable in every way, very comfortable, and extremely well-situated to access the whole island-end to end - we took a helicopter ride - doors off- with mauna loa out of lihue [east side], did some hiking in waimea canyon on a couple of different days[west side], hiked up nounou [east side], and sampled the first mile and a half of the kakalau trail and snorkeled at ke’e beach [north shore]. and it's great going to sleep to the sound of the ocean.

well equipped = full kitchen equipment/utensils, good cooking knives, various sizes of coolers, beach chairs, ironing board and iron, boogie board, some snorkel gear. my wife wanted some fresh orange juice and found a citrus squeezer.

btw, among other things we snorkeled in a few other places, but the best snorkeling we found was on either side of kuhio shores- in front of the beach house [restaurant next door] and in the small bay the place overlooks. entry and exit are a little dicey for that bay, but there were a lot of fish and an extremely large turtle.

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3  Thank jklugmn
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Address: 5050 Lawai Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9611
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: £129 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 72
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 
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