Poipu Makai C-2


Rates: $449 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 42 reviews)
This beautiful, privately owned condominium is absolutely perfect for the Kauai-bound traveler. Here you can greet and close each day from your private lanai with spectacular ocean views. The Poipu coastline. Spouting Horn. The island of Niihau. Breathtaking sunsets. And seasonally, whales, dolphins and turtles.

From your condo you can easily walk to Poipu Beach Park with good swimming, snorkeling and white sand beaches. This condo is tastefully decorated, quiet and secluded with many of the desirable amenities needed for a relaxing vacation.

Activities neaby: Swimming, snorkeling, golf, tennis, horseback riding, shopping at Poipu Shopping Village and Old Koloa Town. Close to a variety of great restaurants.

*** Cancellation Policy *** Cancellations require at least a 30 day written or email notice prior to your check-in date for a full refund of your deposit. Notice at least 14 days prior to check in will receive a 50% refund. If less than 14 day notice, the rent, excise tax and reservation processing fee are forfeited. ***

Dipping Pool

No Air Conditioning

No Elevator

No Smoking

TA-141-094-7072-01 Registration Number: GE-141-094-7072-01, TA-141-094-7072-01, 280200040008

Poipu Makai C-2 Reviews



Wasted Y.
February 2024
Property is one of the best locations in Poipu with 8 - 10 minute walks to both Poipu beach and Shipwreck. Marine life everywhere you look out the back of the Condo...Whales, Turtles, Dolphins, etc. Location just cant be beat. Unfortunately the Condo is dated and needs a bunch of upgrades/repairs. Lights in both bathrooms (corroded and dirty, these are 200 dollar items at home depot...get new ones already!!) Washer (rusty and the dial is seized up) Curtains over washer are dirty and worn out, Windows/sliding balcony door (Worn out and hard to open and close) One lamp in Master bedroom doesnt work, Electric Stove/Oven is very old and was dirty when we checked in. Under cupboard light cover by the microwave falling off constantly and is faded and warped, the coffee table book and map are old, tattered and dirty (Dining guide is from 2020), The electrical outlet/box in the second bedroom is rusted. Place needs paint inside and out. Wish I could post pictures in the review. Management company for the Condo (Kauai Vacation Rentals) are excellent (10/10) with great communication during booking, payment, etc. with easy pickup and drop off of keys and info at their office in Lihue. Its a shame that the owner wont maintain the property and spend money on overdue repairs and upgrades it could be a nice place.


Mike F.
February 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was very unhappy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Loved everything


Michael E.
January 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The view is incredible. You can just see turtles all the time in the water below, we also managed to see dolphins and whales.Otherwise the apartment is really dated. Bathrooms lack ventilation and bathroom located inside one of the bedrooms didn't have functioning door. It does have curtain. So yes, location and especially the view are incredible. Otherwise ok.


ZACH C.
September 2023
Nice location with a great view. Multiple beaches and plenty of food nearby.


Annette S.
August 2023
We had such a nice time, my BFF and my 50th friendversary trip. Views were spectacular, rainbows and turtles and waves crashing right there!


Jennifer T.
June 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This condo is all about the view and location. It has an absolutely magnificent view, and sitting on the lanai was amazing. We could see turtles and dolphins, which was really neat.The staff at Kauai Vacation rentals are all very professional and responsive. Great to work with all around!The condo itself definitely needs some upgrades. The kitchen is nice, and the bathrooms have been partially remodeled. However, it has old carpet, a broken pocket door to the primary bathroom shower and toilet (with a burlap curtain in place that doesn't even reach the ground). The condo could use a thorough cleaning - especially the dust build-up on the baseboards and old furniture. But again, the view makes up for all of that!


Leslie G.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great vacation rental. Very clean. Beautiful view. Loved watching the turtles! Quiet and peaceful.


gabrielle t.
May 2023
Amazing views of sea turtles, dolphins, whales and rainbows 🌈 from our balcony. Prefect location in Poipu, walking distance to Poipu Beach, Brennecke’s Beach Broiler, Shipwreck Beach and the Hyatt, plus Whaler’s Shopping Village. Great value and size for the location, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo except it desperately is in need of a major update. All the appliances worked, but very old and tired. The shower in the larger bedroom sprayed onto the floor because of half glass.wall. There was no fan on the second bath nor a window for ventilation.. We didn’t want to walk barefoot on the carpet as it looked really old. The condo grounds definitely needed more maintenance, just wasn’t very nice, but you couldn’t beat the location. So overall, we were happy with our condo. Missing Poipu already.


A guest from Richmond Hill, GA
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Carpet soaked in rain 2' into room, but "Remove your shoes" sign remains. Sounds like horses live upstairs. Mildewed carpet 20 yrs. old. Washing machine gets out of balance easily. Terrible noise. Walks across room.


Kathleen S.
March 2023
This property was a winner for us, it was exactly as described. The hosts were so accommodating!!! We were a 2 couples traveling in Feb. for a quick getaway. The price seemed very reasonable for the location and amenities. It is not a new property but we were okay with that. We knew we would be out and about a lot, the nice beaches are a 5 min car ride, we even walked to shipwreck beach in 20 min, the walk takes you by the incredible grounds of the Grand Hyatt. The location of this property is perfect, No air-conditioning but this was not an issue for us, it was cooler at night and we were there in Feb. so it was pretty rainy for a good chunk of our stay. There is a really small pool but we didn’t use it. We preferred the beaches. We picked up some fresh fish at a fish market and cooked some meals in our unit, they had everything we needed. Sat outside in the morning and watched whales. Saw the most incredible rainbow ever too!


Karen S.
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful inside and out! Great way to start the day with breakfast on the balcony and to end the day with a cocktail on the deck watching the sunset. We will be back. Beautiful neighborhood and pretty beach trails close to the condo.


Pat W.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: There is no way I can put into words the fabulous vacation that my family had with Kauai vacation rentals. The condo was exactly as described. Clean fantastic oceanfront unit. The staff could not have been more accommodating. My sincere thanks


Nick C.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We love Kauai and always try to stay at Poipu Makai when a unit is available. It is a superb location right on the ocean with crashing waves, beautiful sunsets and wildlife. The unit is always fully equipped and clean. Looking forward to coming back. Construction to the unit above us was a little unfortunate. The Coconut Palm tree pruners were fun to watch but they left a mess for the last two days of our stay. Mahalo


Massimiliano B.
September 2022
Very nice location poor maintenance of the apartment and despite the description there is NOT air conditioning so be sure not to be inside during the day beacuse it can be very very hot


cynthia c.
August 2022
Awesome place! On the water and all the amenities needed for the kitchen and laundry room. Plus snorkel gear chairs and towels make it a plus. Seven


Brad D.
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: If you are looking for a rental with amazing views and a good location, this is it. However, endorsement comes with a couple caveats. The property is old and could use some updating. The carpets should probably be replaced and the decor is stuck in the 1980s (I, frankly, enjoyed the nostalgia). The property gets a nice breeze in the afternoon, making the lack of air conditioning not an issue. However, the master bath did not have a functioning door to the toilet/shower. A curtain was hung for privacy but it was see-through and didn't even go all the way to the ground. Additionally, the toilet faces the walkway so if the master bedroom curtains are open, someone walking by could see in. Some in our family objected to using the bathroom because of it.Some of the rotating window panes didn't quite work right but most of them did. The appliances all worked. The kitchen was well stocked. The beds were comfortable. The unit is a little far to be considered walking distance to food/shopping but you can reach a beach on foot. Other amenities were nice, e.g. beach chairs, books, binoculars, etc. I'd stay here again if the price was right.


A guest from Santa Clarita, CA
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Overall, the vacation was great. The view from the place is amazing. There were a couple of drawbacks though. The parking entrance is a little bit odd, better instructions on where to park maybe (upper lot). The other is the renters above us. I felt they were inconsiderate of the people below them. One of them had heavy footsteps that you can hear all day long walking back and forth from the bedroom to the balcony. Furnitures were being moved about our first night and dragged loudly. There was even maintenance being done till 9 pm at one time. Coming from a fire prone area in the mainland it was surprising to have a brush fire in front of us at this place. We speculated that someone was smoking at the other rental condos and flicked a cigarette towards the ocean but was blown towards our rental area. We had to give the fire extinguisher at the place to the man below us to extinguish the fire. FYI to renters. If you look out the ocean daily, There are three sea turtles that live in the cove. Binoculars were available at the unit for viewing.


Darryl G.
June 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I booked this villa, even though I had concerns about it not having A/C. Trust me, you won't need it. We found it comfortable with the fans running, and there are plenty of them. The sunsets from the lanai are absolutely beautiful. 3 beaches are within a 5 to 10 minute walk, and a 4th beach is within walking distance if you're a hiker. This was the first holiday my wife and I have been on where we were not ready to leave. Kauai definitely did not disappoint.


Jessica J.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed at Poipu Makai C-2 for 5 nights this last Thanksgiving. We visit Kauai at least once a year and always stay in Poipu (although we love the North Shore too!) for the guaranteed sunny weather! This was an excellent rental for a family of 4 with two small children. The master is very spacious with a sink and toilet/shower combo IN the room and the kids enjoyed the two twin bed situation in the second room. We were able to have early check-in and Kauai Vacation Rentals was always gracious and communicative as usual! We loved the welcome treat basket too with coffee and nuts! The photos of the lanai and exterior views on the listing don't do it justice! You can't be any closer to the ocean and have spectacular views of the coastline, evening sunset, a barrage of turtles (like 3+ at any given time in the water!) and we even saw humpback whales breaching one morning while having our coffee. Any meals eaten at home were on the lanai! TV was easy to use and not having AC didn't bother us as it was the winter and we just closed the curtains when we left during the day. Location is key as you're right in between Shipwreck and Brenneke/ Poipu beaches! Pool was just OK as it was very small and shaded all day, but thankfully our kids prefer the beach! Highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay there again!


Carol M.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This condo has spectacular views from the large lanai. We enjoyed watching the whales, turtles, boats, and night divers ...there was always something to watch! The indoor space is efficient, beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked, and the beach accessories appreciated! The extra fans came in handy during the hot days. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, but patience pays off.


Pat A.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was clean and fully stocked with all the essentials. It was very comfortable and the location was perfect. The manager was prompt in responding to the one request we made. It was exactly as advertised, including the spectacular views of the sunsets, the turtles and the many whales that were going by out front! We would rent here again on our next trip.


Diane O.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location, can't beat hearing the waves crash on the coastline. Unit furnishings a little tired, but unit was clean and comfortable. As others have commented, pool is small, in the shade most of the day and under a tree so lots of leaves floating in it. But Poipu Beach is 5 minutes away so who needs a pool :-)


Lynn B.
April 2022
Great location and could see so much wildlife from the balcony. Saw whales, dolphins, mantarays and way too many sea turtles to count. The place was clean and easy. I imagine that if it was really hot it might get rough without air conditioning.


Lori M.
April 2022
You walk into this property and wow, the views are stunning. You can sit and have you coffee and watch turtles swimming. The beach is about a 10 minute walk away and there is a lot of restaurants and other beaches nearbye.


ken c.
December 2021
we were less than 50 ft from the rocks on the shore. Great privacy on the second floor. no large crowds of people. quiet area. loved it. we made a new reservation for May 2022. it was fun watching the large storm and waves from our "front row" lanai.


Joseph P.
September 2021
This condo has a breathtaking view and you can consistently watch waves crash against the rocks and you can watch sea turtles right from your balcony. However, if you have difficulty staying somewhere where there is no air-conditioning then this is not the place for you. We found it very difficult to go to sleep at night even with the windows open. It is really difficult to stay there during the day. Other than that, everything was great.


Roy G.
July 2021
Spent 8 nights here. Everything as good as expected, ocean view is amazing. We enjoyed breakfast at ocean side every morning and sunset every evening, what a luxury. We can see 3-6 sea turtles every morning, that is a pleasant surprise actually Please note, there is NO AC. So you need to make sure ALL blinds and doors are open so the breeze could cool down the condo. If you don't, the condo would be hot and humid. Actually we are fine with breeze. For the price per night, that is expected. There is no salt and pepper, but it is a minor issue, we just went to grocery store to buy by a pack of 2 for less than $3. However, there is one minor issue with us. We arrived at Kauai on 6/23 from Maui where we stayed for 9 nights, and we had negative Covide test before that. Kauai county remove the requiement of Covid test for inter island tests. So even if our QR code is not green to enter Kauai we are still fine. This was clearly published. However the property management office kept sending my message to request for green QR code which was not longer required. I hope they can update their check list on time. But I would definitely come back again, maybe in winter, for whale watching from porch. This condo is a great place to stay!


Laurence F.
September 2019
Wonderful stay in this location with a great view. We will recommend it!


maxine H.
July 2019
Clean and comfortable condo. Well equipped kitchen. At least a mile to a sandy beach, however. The best part is the fantastic, up close view of the waves.


Stephanie K.
March 2019
During our stay we had numerous whale sightings, sea Turtles, and the sunsets were amazing! The condo was well equipped, including lots of beach gear to use. The beds were comfortable too! We would totally come back.


Mike G.
August 2018
Location is perfect and the views from the property are amazing! Condo itself was clean and had everything we needed. We will definitely come back.

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