Makahuena 4-204

This updated, modern condo is light, open and airy. A relaxing paradise! It has a full kitchen with granite counters and fully stocked with appliances, cookware and tableware suitable for fixing anything from a snack to a gourmet meal.

There are two separate bedroom suites complete with private bathrooms. A king-sized bed in the master suite allows you to contentedly wake to the sunrise over the blue Pacific without moving a toe. The guest suite has two twins that can be made into a king bed upon request.

Both baths have been recently renovated. The master bath has floor-to-ceiling tile with glass block and granite features. The guest bath has a granite counter and new tub and tile. The washer and dryer are located just off the guest suite hallway.

The lanai is a great place to watch the waves roll in and, in winter, you may see humpback whales playing off shore -- spouting, breaching and putting on a fabulous show. Enjoy morning coffee here and iced tea or cocktails in the evening.

A short, scenic walk to the east along the ocean takes you to the Grand Hyatt and Shipwrecks Beach. A short walk to the west takes you to turtle coves, Brennecke's Beach for body surfing, and to famous Poipu Beach for family fun.

You can almost always see turtles in the waves of the coves just east of Brennecke's Beach and often turtles and monk seals will sun themselves on the sand of these beaches. Don't miss the sunset from the benches on Makahuena Point on the makai (ocean) side of the pool area.