Kauai Makanui 521


Rates: $391 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.70 (from 41 reviews)
Relax on the spacious lanai and enjoy morning coffee and evening tropical drinks and pupus while enjoying the island trade breezes.

Why you'll Love this condo:
This inviting condo is conveniently near one of the two resort pools that are yours to enjoy and is perfect for 4-6 guests with comfortable furnishings, beach amenities, and a large tree-top level lanai surrounded by plumeria trees.

The second-floor entry level features living, dining, kitchen, and lanai areas with cozy furnishings, sofa sleeper, smart TV, dining table for 4, and additional breakfast bar seating. The fully equipped kitchen is perfect to have all your island favorites on hand!

Completing the entry level are the second bedroom (with resort pool view) featuring 2 Twin beds that can be converted to a single King with advance request, a spacious bathroom with shower, a full-size washer and dryer for your convenience, and even a cute wet bar.

Upstairs is all about the primary suite! This upper-level oasis features more mountain and garden views, vaulted ceilings, in-room air conditioner, smart TV, multiple closets, and spacious ensuite bath with walk-in shower. (Note: the in-room air conditioning is in the primary suite only).

Why we Love this area:
As part of the desirable Poipu Kai Resort, you'll also enjoy access to a second resort pool as well as tennis courts along the greenbelt walk to Brennecke's Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Here you will spot sea turtles, and in the right season, humpback whales. There is so much fun to be had from bodyboarding, surfing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach! Enjoy all that "Sunny Poipu" has to offer from this great condo at "Makanui at Poipu Kai." E Komo Mai!

While we strive to keep all photos up to date, there may be new and updated pieces of furniture or décor that are different than in the original pictures. The functionality, available seating, and sleeping space will remain the same or may improve.

Please Note: The re-plastering project is set to commence on Monday, September 16, 2024, from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This project is expected to last approximately 11 weeks, with a tentative reopening scheduled for November 18th. Please note that weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances may affect the target completion date.

Hawaii State Tax ID #: 203-714-4064-01

Kauai Makanui 521 Reviews



Jennifer Q.
March 2024
We had a fabulous time in this condo. The house was well cared for and management was quick to respond. Could see the sunrise from the bedroom. And being close to the pool was a plus for our family.


Raymond G.
December 2023
10 min walk to beach. Cute little pool just steps from our unit with security gate for littles. Washer dryer and fully stocked kitchen. Only ac in main bedroom which is upstairs. Tons of parking


Raymond G.
December 2023
Beautiful tropical gardens surround this beautiful 2 bedroom unit with a well equipped kitchen.


Tiffany W.
October 2023
We loved saying here! It had everything we needed and the layout was perfect. AC in the second bedroom would have been nice. We LOVED the AC in the huge master bedroom upstairs. Location was quiet and felt extremely safe. Loved how close it was to the beaches as well. Definitely recommend staying here!


Eby Z.
September 2023
The property was clean and in a good shape. The agent was fabulous, responding very quickly to our questions. The check-in process was seamless. Location was great, pool very close and close to Poipu beach (within walking distance but we ended up driving). It would be better if an air conditioner can be added to the lower bedroom and proper installation in the upstairs bedroom for a better sleep. Otherwise, there is always a breeze going through the unit. Great unit for family. We enjoyed stating there.


Sudhir J.
August 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: The place is very conveniently located. Close to the ocean-front walking areas, close to restaurants, and walking paths to 3 different beaches.Very easy to park. Short walk to the condo. Lanai is spacious and airy. Both floors are full of light. Appliances are in good condition. If you need anything, help arrives pretty quickly.


Alexis S.
July 2023
We enjoyed our stay. The property manager, Paula, was extremely helpful and responsive. However, the downstairs bedroom and common area are unbearably hot as there is only air conditioning in the upstairs bedroom. The property is also on the upstairs level so would not be accessible if your party needs.


Chris M.
June 2023
Very nice condo with all necessary items for a wonderful experience on the beach or just hanging out. Very nice pool, quiet neighborhood, walking distance to beaches, food, golf, and much more. Decor is a little outdated, but great if you’re from the eighties!


Cory M.
May 2023
Loved the location and being right next to the pool. Fully stocked with beach stuff. Only issue was the vacuum didn’t work. Needs to be replaced.


A guest from Saint Anne, IL
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: relaxing


A guest from Benicia, CA
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: We really enjoyed our stay. The unit was spacious, clean, well maintained and well equipped. We prepared all of our breakfasts and a few lunches and dinners in house. We were very pleased with the cooking facilities and the cooking supplies provided. We enjoyed the large TV in the family room and the large selection of channels. Also the internet worked very well. We had an issue with a hose connected to the air conditioner and the property manager, Shellah was very responsive. Also Shellah was very friendly and provided some great suggestions on places to eat and things to do while in Kauai. I highly recommend this property and would love to stay there again.


Holli S.
February 2023
The kitchen had essentials we needed and didnt want to necessarily buy. So wonderful as our last location did not. Beautiful home and easy to get checked in and out. Lots to do withing walking distance. Thanks!


Michael R.
February 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: We had a great start 5 and enjoyed this condo very much. It was perfect for our family of 4. Great location for access to the beach. Reservations personnel were very helpful and accommodating.


Doug V.
February 2023
Very well equipped and stocked, clean, nicely laid out rental. Good views from the lanai. Especially enjoyed being able to see the mountains and green changing landscapes. Great paved winding walkways to Shipwreck Beach and Brennecker’s Beach. Great for morning strolls or sunset walks. The kitchen is a little dated but very functional. We had a great stay and loved the location of this place.


A guest from MENIFEE, CA
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: We loved our stay here! It was immaculate and had everything we needed. The location was so beautiful and we loved sitting on the lanai to have coffee/breakfast and enjoy the views. Walking the trail through the gorgeous area to Poipu Beach and Brennecke’s Beach was another bonus. Parking was easy and being next to the pool was great too. Highly recommend and we hope to visit again some day!


Shelley F.
December 2022
This property checked all the boxes for our family of six. The close proximity of the pool, walking distance to two fabulous beaches, the lanai; where we enjoyed many fabulous meals and happy hours!


Sari S.
November 2022
Nicely appointed condo with full kitchen, which was wonderful for preparing our own meals with local fish and shrimp. Ceiling fans and vented windows kept the indoors pleasant, while porch had table and chairs for outdoor eating and view of the mountains. Beach chairs were an added bonus. Arrangement worked delightfully for us 3 senior citizens! Best location in Poipu.


Justine V.
November 2022
Comfortable, clean and easy access to great restaurants and beaches. Good air flow and breeze on hot days. AC in the primary was fantastic. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the mountains was so peaceful. Great place if u have kids. Truly hard to say goodbye. Thanks for a great stay!


Tracy P.
October 2022
Good location. Very close to the Poitu Beach. Wished it s a central air. It was hot in the 2nd bed room


Rob H.
October 2022
Our family was fortunate to be able to stay at the property for all of July and August of 2022. The condo was well appointed and had most everything one would need for a short or even longer term stay. We appreciated the beach gear that was available (number of quality beach chairs, umbrellas and a couple of snorkel sets among other items) and we were happy to continue paying it forward with some extra kid-gear. The condo was nice and comfortable (best when there is a good breeze moving through the unit), and the AC in the upstairs bedroom did work quite well when needed. The management staff was attentive and quickly responded the few times that we reached out for support. We loved the location, having the pool right outside the unit was great (and also really appreciated the fact that the Makanui properties have their own dedicated pool which was very quiet). Poipu beach was a short walk down the greenway, as was the Hyatt and Shipwreck beach in the other direction. Overall we had a terrific stay and would recommend the unit to anyone looking for a great Poipu vacation.


Michael D.
October 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 were all quite please with our stay. Clean, attractive space, nice breeze coming through, excellent view, close to the pool and a short and pretty path down to the beach. Well situated.


Wade E.
July 2022
Simple, easy, no problems


Amanda F.
June 2022
We had a short but wonderful stay in Poipu. The property’s location was perfect. We walked to shipwrecks beach in 10 minutes and enjoyed the sunrise every morning. The property had wonderful beach accessories and was stocked with the necessities we needed in the kitchen and bathrooms. The pool was wonderful to swim in at night. We would definitely stay there again.


Margot C.
April 2022
Our family enjoyed the condo very much. They had everything they needed including nice Tommy Bahama beach chairs. The property was very organized and clean. The staff was very easy to correspond with!


Lisa S.
April 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this property and would come back in a heartbeat. It was clean, spacious, and the location is great--it's about a 15-minute walk/5-minute drive to the beach. The unit is also right next to the pool, which was great for us and our kids. It wasn't a very busy pool, so we didn't hear any noise in the condo. This is a perfect unit for a family and the twin beds were appreciated by my children who don't enjoy sharing a bed. My only small piece of feedback is that beach towels would have been appreciated. Overall, it was a fantastic stay!


Michael B.
April 2022
The place could use some updates. Good proximity to Poipu Beach. Not very well stocked with cleaning supplies and bathroom items.


Brian E.
March 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: Very satisfied with the property we stayed in. Lots of space and had all the amenities you need for you stay. Condo is in a great location with easy access to the walking path and a quick drive to Poipu Beach and the restaurants and mall. Pool area is very nice and because it was so close, we actually used it a couple times. We are beach people so usually don’t use the pool very much but this was so convenient we took advantage.


Ellen V D.
February 2022
New furniture is very nice. Plenty of beach chairs and dishes and cutlery .. The blinds in the 1st floor bedroom and bath have been broken for 2 years!! Both toilet seats are badly stained. The beach umbrella is broken. No chaise lounge chairs like other properties. Kitchen needs larger pans.


Jerico C.
January 2022
Nice pool Close to beach; 20 min from airport Clean unit, sunny location Stocked w/beach items (towels, chairs, snorkels, just needs new boogie boards)


Sudhir J.
December 2021
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: Very nice location. Easy walking distance to the beach and hikes. Close to restaurants. Very clean. Who can ask for more.


Lisa C.
November 2021
Really enjoyed our stay. We had a family reunion, and other parties stayed in this area. The price was very reasonable for the amenities, and the condos are quiet and comfy!


jeremy h.
November 2021
Nice walk to beach!


Anna B.
October 2021
The bedroom downstairs 2 twin size beds are not meant for adults. We had four adults. No air conditioning and the room downstairs was not cooled other than a room fan that sounded like a freight train all night. The upstairs swamp cooler does not work the best Very hot up there!! Patio screen has a large opening down the side.


A guest from union, NJ
September 2021
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 space and location. The lanai breeze was heavenly, as was the view. Walkable to shipwreck beach and brennecke’s beach.


Elizabeth
January 2020
What a gem to find in Poipu! Easy walking distance to Poipu Beach, wonderful walking trails through the neighboring developments and close to all the popular food and shopping. This property was perfect for our family of four--with lots of room for everyone. The kitchen is amazing in that is is well supplied if you like to cook--and there are grills on site. It is also adjacent to the pool, so you can literally walk out the door to the pool. Beautiful and sunny, this place also gets wonderful breezes. The rental folks were a dream to work with and went over and beyond to help us. So rent with confidence. Bonus: the beds are comfy and the furnishings lovely. Will rent again.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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