Kiahuna Plantation #326 (building 39)


Rates: $289 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 112 reviews)
ONE OF A SELECT MINORITY OF KIAHUNA CONDOS WITH AIR CONDITIONING!
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Tastefully remodeled bungalow style 1-bedroom condo at the Kiahuna Plantation, a 35-acre beachfront condo resort in the sunny South Shores area that evokes memories of Kauai’s early sugar plantation lifestyle.

Enjoy a short walk through the lush tropical grounds to one of the island's best beaches, or stroll across the road to quaint restaurants, shops, or Starbucks. The condo features a large master bedroom with King size bed, and a Queen size sofa sleeper in the living room.

In Hawaiian “Kiahuna” means “Special Place”. The Kiahuna Plantation is indeed a special place that evokes memories of Old Hawaii during the early plantation days. The ONLY beachfront condominium resort in Poipu, its 35-acre ground features expansive landscaped lawns with mature palm, banyan and plumeria trees, lush tropical gardens with fragrant flowers, lily and koi ponds, orchid gardens, a picturesque lagoon, and low-density bungalow-style vacation condos.

A short walk through the beautiful grounds or the historic Moir Gardens directly below our condo, and you'll be right at the beach! The warm, turquoise water and crescent-shaped beach is protected by a reef. The white sand of our beach is great for lounging, and the blue crystal water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. The South Shores area includes several other great beaches within a few minutes drive.

OUR KIAHUNA CONDO AMENITIES (Unit #326 / Bldg 39)
Our condo has been tastefully remodeled. Upgrades include new kitchen cabinets, stainless appliances, granite counters, two flat screens TVs, modern furniture, and great lanai furniture. We also upgraded the bathroom to include a new vanity with granite top, and replaced the original tub with an attractive walk-in shower with slate tile and glass doors.

While most condos at the Kiahuna Plantation are breeze cooled, our condo is one of the select few that have A/C! The furnished 240 square foot lanai looks directly over the famous Moir Gardens. There's also a convenient double BBQ island right next to our building, so cook your dinner and walk down to the beach or enjoy dinner on the lanai. Our condo offers great privacy, free Wi-Fi, free parking, in-room safe, no resort fees, and is smoke-free.

KIAHUNA PLANTATION AMENITIES
The Kiahuna Plantation resort features free parking, a convenient Laundromat, and beach-side activity center where you can get complimentary chairs, or rent snorkeling gear, boogie board and surfboards. However, the resort's greatest asset is its stunningly gorgeous grounds. Approaching the beach you'll encounter the "Great Lawn", which is an expansive grassy area with mature coconut trees swaying in the breeze. Take off your shoes and you'll think you're on carpeting!

OUR CONDO’S LOCATION IN THE COMPLEX
Our condo is located in Bldg. 39 on the second floor (9 easy steps), and overlooks the historic Moir Gardens from the lanai. With the beautiful gardens behind our building rather than buildings, the condo offers complete privacy. It is considered a 'Garden View Deluxe' unit, as it does not have a direct view of the ocean, but is closer to the beach than the 'Garden View' units. (It does have a small view of the ocean.) Take one of the myriad of paths leading through the grounds, and you'll be on the Great Lawn or the beach in 4 or 5 minutes!

The Poipu Shopping Village is an easy stroll across Poipu Road and features several restaurants including Keoki’s Paradise (our favorite!) that features an open-air setting with a lagoon, tiki torches and indoor water features! The village also features a number of casual eateries such as Puka Dog, Island Taco, Poipu Rock N' Roll Sushi, Papalini Gelato, and more. You'll also find a Starbucks, a small grocery store, and many shops for gifts, art, travel, and clothing.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT POLICY
Check-in time is 3:00 PM / Check-out time is 11:00 AM

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
- $339 cleaning fee paid at time of booking
- Includes "towel & linen exchange" for a 4-day stay
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- Includes "towel, trash & linen change + vacuum service" for stays of 5 days or more

OPTIONAL HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
Outrigger Resorts offers the following optional services to be paid by the guests during their stay. These services can be ordered at any time, but Outrigger would prefer that they be ordered at check-in.
- Towel exchange ($15 + tax)
- Towel, trash, linen change + vacuum ($35 + tax)
- Full service cleaning ($60 + tax)

LOCAL ACTIVITIES
I will provide a list of activities that I recommend. World-class golf is minutes away at Kiahuna Golf Club, or the nearby Poipu Bay Golf Club. Don't forget to explore Historic Koloa Town a few minutes away!

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FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CONDO?
Value! We offer great rates, but our condo is far from a low-grade condo. It has been tastefully remodeled and is one of a minority of condos with A/C. It's also walking distance to the beach, Starbucks, shops, restaurants at the nearby Poipu Shopping Village. It also provides privacy and amazing views of the Moir Gardens with a distant view of the ocean.

DOES IT HAVE A VIEW OF THE OCEAN?
No. (Actually, it does has a partial view of the ocean, and it's close enough to hear the surf in the evening.) It has amazing views of the Moir Gardens directly below the lanai.

HOW FAR IS IT TO THE BEACH?
The beach is a pleasant 4 to 5 minute walk through the beautiful grounds. The grounds are so beautiful that you may try a different path each time!

DOES THE CONDO HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
Yes, our condo is one of a minority of Kiahuna condos with A/C!

ARE WE REQUIRED TO PAY EXTRA HOUSEKEEPING FEES AT CHECK-IN?
No. The cleaning fee is already paid at the time you book the condo online. You can order optional services when you check in. Note that we do require a mid-stay cleaning for stays of 10-days and for each successive 10-day stay. I can bill for this fee separately, or it can be paid directly to Outrigger Resorts at check-in.

DOES THE CONDO INCLUDE USE OF THE POOL & FITNESS CENTER?
Yes. All Kiahuna Plantation condos include free membership for our guests at the Poipu Beach Athletic Center (PBAC) across the street. Reference www.PoipuClub.com for details.

MY RETURN FLIGHT LEAVES LATE. CAN I GET A LATE CHECK-OUT?
Housekeeping needs time to clean the condo for the next guests, so a late check-out is not possible if guests are checking in the day you leave. However, we have a great solution! The Poipu Athletic Center across the street offers a Departure Pass for $50 for 2 persons + $10 per extra person. Enjoy your last day by leaving your bags with them until they close. Enjoy the pool or any activities around the island during the day, returning later to shower and clean up prior to your flight home.

WHAT FLOOR IS THE CONDO ON?
Our condo is on the second floor of Building 39. However, since the first floor is below the parking level, there are only 9 steps to climb!

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE CONDO ACCOMMODATE?
Fire code limits occupancy to 4 persons, adults or children. However, for the comfort of my guests, I restrict it to a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. The condo is ideally suited for a couple since there's a King size bed in the bedroom. However, the living room has a Queen size pullout sofa-sleeper that works great for kids.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS?
Sometimes for stays longer than 2 weeks. Please contact me.

WILL YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS?
Sometimes, if we have open days that risk not getting booked. However, as the check-in date nears I generally proactively discount the rates, so the discount may already be in place and a further discount may not be possible.

CAN YOU HEAR ROAD NOISE FROM THE CONDO?
About 25% of the buildings that house the condos are located at the back of the grounds along Poipu Road, including ours. Closing the shutters helps drown the noise out somewhat, as does the A/C fan. You can hear cars out on the road but (in my opinion) it's not overly bothersome. With that being said, if you're a very light sleeper you may want to consider a condo closer to the beach. However, they are typically priced quite a bit higher.

WE HEAR THAT THESE CONDOS ARE OLD. HAS YOURS BEEN UPDATED?
Entering some of these condos is like going through a time warp to 1980, as some are still near original! Ours has been extensively remodeled.

WHY DO THE RATES KEEP GOING UP?
The rates have been going up exclusively due to the fact that our costs keep going up. The most egregious of these increases is the property taxes for 2023/2024, which just went up 42% on this condo over the previous year! (The market price did not increase anywhere near that amount!) The association dues, utilities, the leasehold rate, maintenance rates, and insurance rates have also been on the rise.

WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THE “LODGING TAXES”?
Hawaii likely has the highest lodging taxes in the country – and they’ve recently gone up even higher! There are in fact three separate taxes that visitors to Kauai must pay. First, the state charges Transient Accommodation Taxes (TAT) of 10.25% as well as 4.712% General Excise Tax (GET), which is a sales tax. The county of Kauai now charges its own 3% Transient Accommodation Tax (KTAT). While taxes are a necessary issue, Hawaii seems to rely heavily on tax revenue. The high taxes are also meant to help address the issue of “over-tourism” on Hawaii. Registration Number: TA-120-898-7648-01, 280140180026, GE-120-898-7648-01

Kiahuna Plantation #326 (building 39) Reviews



Riley M.
December 2023
It was just as advertised by Rick! A truly wonderful place to relax and hangout after hiking and exploring or just hanging by the beach. 10/10


Michael P.
November 2023
Great experience! Everything in the listing was 100% accurate. Would absolutely stay here again!


Elizabeth S.
October 2023
The property itself is gorgeous and meticulously well-kept. Short walks to shopping, the beach, and the pool. I would stay at the plantation again, but likely not this unit. While it is pretty, there was a constant squeal on the toilet. When you walk in, it unfortunately feels like a cheap hotel. The living room and kitchen, however, were great. We had breakfast and coffee on the lanai every morning and there IS TECHNICALLY an ocean view. It was really nice. We have been afforded in staying in owner owned properties in the past and thought this would be the same, but it is not. The unit was missing things like aluminum foil or sandwich bags, but unsure if that is covid related or the management company. I feel like the management company takes the “home away from home” feel to these units. There are no soft sheets and towels, just scratchy, over-laundered, cheap hotel linens and towels. The bed isn’t overly comfortable, but it’s not terrible. Was it affordable and did it do the job? Yes, absolutely so. We are not unsatisfied with the stay. But compared to other places we have stayed and the destination, we just thought there would be a bit more personalization, but again, is likely the management company and leftover covid restrictions.


nicholas B.
September 2023
We had the best honeymoon at Kiahuna. We feel at home staying there and your place was amazing. It had everything we had and we live being able to use bbqs and cook dinners there. We love the condo and hope to stay again.



September 2023
We spent 6 nights and had a great time. Check in was easy. A few minute walk to a great beach which had free towels and chairs to use for the day. The pool at the club was beautiful. Also close to a great variety of restaurants and shopping.


John B.
August 2023
Awesome Congo. It was immaculately, clean, well, air-conditioned, and in a great neighborhood. Convenient to shopping restaurants and beaches.


Sue S.
August 2023
I would definitely stay here again. Rick was easy to deal with. It is perfect place for Two. We had our 24 year old nephew. The sofa bed not comfortable at all. Night two ask for hide a bed. It came looked like from 1950’s lol. Not comfortable either. But once we put it on top of the couch he was happy. Still would definitely come back here with just the two of us


Luis Z.
July 2023
I would definitely recommend this property. Everything was great and the communication with the owner was great. The area is close to restaurants, walking distance to the beach and very good services.


Dawn A.
June 2023
We loved our time in Kauai. The condo was a perfect place to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The owners gave excellent tips that helped with our stay. We can’t wait to go back!


exjanet@yahoo.com F.
May 2023
This property checks the boxes for location - it's in Poipu, the driest part of the island, the grounds of the Plantation are immaculately well kept, it's close to shopping and restaurants, has a lovely grass area and a nice beach, and is not far from the airport, Costco, and other amenities of Lihue. The condo itself is nicely updated and equipped, complete with local music cds, books, and movies. The owner couldn't be nicer or more accommodating - always responding quickly to questions or concerns. Very nice place to stay!


Alexandra B.
April 2023
Great place! Short walk to the beach. Friendly staff. A/C was a nice addition. Parking was easy. Thank you for a wonderful stay!


Joe H.
April 2023
We enjoyed our stay here. Lots of chirping birds in the morning. The unit is close to the road and cars were occasionally racing on the road in the middle of the night. Not so much that I wouldn’t stay here, but enough I would first look for a unit away from the road.


Nancy W.
March 2023
The condo was just as advertised. Rick was fantastic to deal with. Air Conditioning is rare at Kiahuna Plantation and so was a huge bonus having it in the unit. We would highly recommend this second floor unit. It has a lovely view and feels very updated. The only issue we had was we arrived after hours and instead of using the ‘checking out’ button from the lockbox to access our key, we made the mistake of using the ‘checking in’ button. This process is a little ‘counter intuitive’ but we managed to call the number given and the security people let us in quickly. Thanks for the stay!


Timothy H.
March 2023
The condo and grounds were absolutely lovely. Amazing beach, grounds, and right across the street from food and shopping. Plus the owner, Rick, was great and extremely helpful throughout the reservation process. Thanks for a great winter vacation!


Heather S.
March 2023
Beautiful location. Very quiet and clean. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Short walk to the beach where the turtles come on land every evening. Perfect place to stay! Definitely will be back to stay again. Communication with owners was outstanding!


Michael C.
March 2023
Rick was very helpful throughout the process and offered many recommendations. The condo itself was great and exactly what was advertised. We had no complaints and for the value you cannot beat it!


Lena M.
February 2023
We had a wonderful time staying at this resort. The condo was clean and very comfortable. We appreciated that it also had air conditioning! This resort has lots of amenities and the best beach in Poipu. Definitely would stay here again


Jay S.
February 2023
Excellent, affordable option. Owners were good to work with and the apartment is well-kept. Air conditioning was so nice to have. Liked being able to park literally right in front instead of in a large parking lot as in a big resort. We didn't have any issues with towels as in other reviews. If you are a light sleeper, however, know that you are close to a road. Also, the bed is a bit older but hey, you are in Hawaii. Overall, a great place to stay!


Jacqueline L.
February 2023
The condo was beautifully updated! The air conditioning was a plus since the we were there when the island was unusually humid. The only reason for the 4 stars on the location is that it was one of the furthest condos from the beach at the Kiahuna Plantation, but it was still only a short walk. We would not hesitate to stay at this condo again!


Tracey T.
January 2023
Great location for access to the beach and amenities.


Bouwien S.
January 2023
This is a great unit! It’s well maintained and has everything you might need during your stay. The view from the balcony is wonderful and the beach with soft sand is right in front of the complex. There is a shopping complex across the road with good restaurant options. The gym, pool with a slide, and pickle ball courts that you have access to with the unit are just a short walk away. Interaction with the host was great and straightforward. Would stay again!


Patti M.
November 2022
It was so enjoyable to stay in a place with A/C! Thank you for remodeling and upgrading as it made our stay wonderful!


Vijay K.
November 2022
Great place to stay close to Poipu Beach. Owners are responsive and very kind. Will stay again.


Steven S.
October 2022
Condo was the perfect size for 2. Thank goodness for the air conditioning, as it was still quite warm in September. Thank you for the additional fans to keep air circulating. Plantation grounds were beautiful. 8 minute walk to the beach. Services and amenities all super accessible. Great base of operations to explore the rest of the island. Parking spaces are slimmer than where I’m from, just keep that in mind if you’re renting a car during your stay. Excellent place to rest your head if you’re not looking to break the bank. Unit owners were extremely kind, informative, and responsive. Other reviews may comment on noise factor being close to the road, but we were honestly no way affected. It made coming and going super easy. Be ready and accepting of roosters, as they are part of island life. My only critique is minimal cleaning supplies being available in the unit. There were only two dishwasher detergent pods. No glass cleaner or surface sprays, which was challenging with two large glass tables we were eating on nightly.


Sheryl
October 2022
Property was well maintained. Unit was very clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend.


Angela S.
September 2022
I loved this beautiful rental! Not only was it SUPER clean and nicely furnished but it is in a great location! The air conditioning is a must for us and we were very happy with that! We brought a fan but there were also several in the rental!!! The kitchen has everything you need. The view was pretty and walking through the garden was so nice each morning! The grounds are lovely there! The owner was very accommodating and so nice! We will definitely stay here next time! LOVE it!!!!!!!


Stephanie P.
August 2022
The property was clean and lovely. Pool is across the street and the beach is a short walk through the grounds.


Art W.
July 2022
We enjoyed our stay at Kiahuna Plantation! The condo was just as advertised with no problems whatsoever. It was a clean and comfortable space to launch our daily adventures from. The beach here is beautiful (pretty big waves for most of the time we were here but I loved them). A short walk from the condo down to the beach. Some awesome plant life on the property. My only extra wish would be to have an ocean view. Excellent value here!


Diane K.
July 2022
This rental was excellent. It was very well appointed. Beautiful decorating. The view of the garden and ocean were terrific. We hadn’t stayed at kiahuna since the addition of ac in some of the units. This unit had ac which made us very comfortable. A very enjoyable stay. Our family were staying in two additional units nearby which was very special.


Annie E.
June 2022
We mixed our Kauai trip with staying at a resort with an incredible pool, but wasn’t on a swimable beach and this condo, which was near Poipu Beach, which was fantastic to swim with toddlers and children and snorkel. I really enjoyed the combo! The orchid garden at this condo is gorgeous! The condo is very nice. Very tall ceilings which made the place seem even bigger. The club across the street has a nice pool and the food was amazing. Not really a giant resort pool but still nice for a few hours. Rick is a great host and provide very thorough and speedy information. The kids slept on the pull out couch and we had the bedroom. The air worked amazing. Always cool. Shower had great pressure Pillows were comfy We loved our stay!! Thank you for a great trip!!


Kearstyn M.
June 2022
This was a great place to stay near south shore and it was budget friendly. The only few things I’d like to mention is to maybe get a new fridge, it made a lot of noise. Could use a new microwave since there were 2 and one didn’t work. The other that did work took up a lot of the counter space. The toilet also made a high pitched whirring sound often so that was a little disruptive. I loved the vibe of the place. It was very breezy but having the AC on really hot nights to sleep cooler was a life saver. The bed was pretty comfortable, and the walk to the beach was quite a ways away but it was a nice walk! The pool was too far of a walk if you wanted to bring anything with you and it was pretty packed so hard to get a chair… I would recommend this place to anyone looking to stay on a budget near Poipu.


Fatos M.
May 2022
The apartment is small and needs some upgrades.


patricia p.
February 2022
Newly remodeled and comfortable. Nice view of gardens. New AC and fans provided better sleep with the all time of day roosters squawking! Used the athletic club across the street which was great but mostly used condo as base and was out in other areas or beaches during the day


Katrina G.
December 2021
Had a wonderful experience! Perfect location: 5min walk to the beach (south beaches sees more sun!); there’s a good number of places to eat nearby (try koloa fish market for poke!); 25min to Port Allen to the west for Napali Coast excursion and 25min to Lihue (east) for the Airport and helicopter tours. We weren’t really bothered by any street noises. AC was a very nice addition. Will definitely come back!


Lidiana F.
November 2021
Vacation party of 3. Our stay was wonderful. Everything is close to this property the beach, stores and restaurants. First time to Kauai and we loved it, there is so much to explore on this island. I would love to come back with one additional family member, however we would need a chair futon for that. This VRBO was well worth it.


Sheila F.
November 2021
Beautiful property with gardens and a fabulous lawn that stretches to the ocean. Swimming on the beach here was wonderful. The condo was nice and updated, comfortable bed. We did not make it to the pools. Shopping and restaurants nearby. We would stay again.


Elise O.
September 2021
We had such a wonderful stay at our favorite spot on the island. It was a perfect spot for the two of us. Walking distance to everything, slight view of the ocean, and right above the gardens. We loved it!


Stuart O.
August 2021
We had a good time staying at this property. Good location, and close to the beach, restaurants, and and other amenities.


Ann W.
January 2018
Just a gem. Gorgeous view of beautiful garden from large balcony. Comfortable and clean. Quiet location. Pictures don’t do it justice! TV wasn’t working one morning and mentioned to management company on our way out one to sightsee - told them no rush . . . then went back to condo as had forgotten something and they were already taking of tv! We stayed three different condos this trip (Oahu and the Big Island too) and this one was by far my favorite!!! If ever back, which I hope to some day, would stay in this unit again if available. A peaceful oasis. Also did dinner one night at the one on sight restaurant and it was very nice - good food and attentive staff, plus of course a beautiful view of gardens.


Adam P.
December 2017
We were really happy with our stay, it was everything we hoped for. The condo was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. The property around the resort was beautiful. We walked to a lot of places...the athletic club, the beach, the shops across the street. Our son had a lot of fun at the athletic club pool. We were all sad to leave and highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place to stay around Poipu. Make you sure you order the Hula Pie at Keoki's :)


Wyatt L.
September 2017
This is a nice condo near the well known and beautiful Poipu beach. We had a great time here exploring southern Kauai. This island is fantastic! Waimea canyon, na pali cruises, polihale beach, gillin beach, ... there are so many amazing things to do that are easily accessible from this location. We'd typically go explore something in the morning and then come back and go to Kiahuna (the nearest beach) or Poipu beach in the afternoon and then stay until sunset. A few tips: Kiahuna beach is easy to walk to but Poipu is a bit of a stretch if you have a bunch of stuff and are wearing flip flops. We drove to Poipu after our first visit. There is a big parking lot so parking isn't a problem. We found bigger and better stocked grocery stores in Lihue than near the condo. So I'd recommend getting many of your groceries on your way from the airport.


Laura R.
August 2017
We enjoyed our stay in Poi'pu and specifically in this condo. The condo itself is comfortable, great bed and plenty of space for a small family or couple. The view out of the lanai is of the famed Moir Gardens. There is a peek-a-boo ocean view past the Sheraton as well. The grounds of the resort are beautiful and it is a short lovely walk to the beach. Across the the main road is the a small shopping center with many restaurants for all tastes. The kitchen can accommodate making breakfast everyday, which helps the budget! Others have left behind sand toys, beach chairs, there are folding chairs for guests, and we left behind a full size 48 quart hard sided cooler to use as well. Lihue is 15 minutes away, as well as Port Allen, Waimea Canyon 20-30 minutes, North Shore 1+hours away. Loved staying here and highly recommend this condo!


Barbara M.
July 2017
This place is close to everything in the southern part of the island!! This condo had everything we needed, dishes, towels, etc. The bbq was not working unfortunately so we used the oven. Be prepared to pay the cleaning fee up front. (The owner did inform of us of this ahead of time). Plenty of space for 2. Thank you for sharing your place with us!!


Brooke L.
June 2017
Stayed for 8 days. First time to Kauai. Condo was nice, had everything we needed. The location of the building is close to the road, but the traffic didn't bother us--most of the roads are 35mph, so it's not like people can zoom noisily. On one hand, it was nice to be close to walk to the shopping center for dinner and souvenirs; but it was a little bit of a walk to the beach. Not a big deal for 2 30-something adults, but if we bring our young kids some day, I'd probably stay closer to the beach. We got lost our first few times and ended up at the other resort beach--beautiful walk through the property though! Boogie boards, umbrella, fins, hats, etc in the condo. No ac, but lots of fans, so we stayed comfortable at night. The beach hut was great,providing towels and "local" places to go for activities and dinner. We didn't BBQ like we planned, but the grill is right outside the building. 30 mins from the airport--if you get in early enough, stop at the Walmart for provisions. Only "surprise" was an extra $35 for a mid-week cleaning, but it was nice to have fresh towels. Surf board rental: go to Nukamoi's at Poipu. Boards are so-so, but the guys are great, happy to tell you about surf spots, you can trade boards, and they only charge you for the days you have the board. Da Crack has great burritos at good prices. Olympic cafe has great wraps. We did a helicopter tour with Island Helicopters and a catamaran to Napali coast with Capt Andy--both were fabulous and I would highly recommend. Can't wait to come back!


Laura H.
May 2017
We had a wonderful week in Rick's place at Kiahuna Plantation. The condo and location were beautiful and my kids (6 and 2) loves the pool. We hope to return some day.



April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Kiahuna 326!! Very nicely appointed with an open floor plan,well appointed, relaxing view of Moir gardens and even a slice of ocean view. The unit is well maintained. Very pleasant and responsive staff. Walking distance to Poipu Shopping Village , Kukui'ula Shopping Center, and lovely Kiahuna Beach. This was our 5th visit to Kauai, and we would rate this as one of our favorite accommodations!


Kristin S.
March 2017
Nicely updated top floor condo view view of the gardens. Very comfy king sized bed, convenient location to Poipou shopping centre for restaurants and shops. A bit of a walk to the pool and gym area for families. Beautifully landscaped property for enjoying the garden island. Comes with a few chairs and an umbrella for beach days.


Terry S.
February 2017
This condo was very clean and updated. A nice surprise was the beach chairs in the closet. The full kitchen and nearby bbq were handy. Rick is a great person to work with- very helpful and responded to emails quickly. He is a very good host. Good beaches within walking distance. Great walking path beside beach. A lot of the excursions work in the Poipu area so the location is great. Definitely would stay at his place again.


Donna H.
January 2017
Thanks to Rick and Marilyn for renting us their condo. The condo is very nicely renovated and the bed very comfortable (a big plus for us!). We had everything we needed for our 8 days. The Plantation is very pretty and the Moir Gardens lovely. We enjoyed the short stroll to the beach through the Gardens. Had brunch a couple of times at the Sheraton, it was very good however a bit pricey. We learned on our second visit that if staying at the Kiahuna Plantation there was a bit of a discount. Not sure if this was only on this day but it's worth mentioning you are a guest at the Plantation if you go there. The beach in front of the Sheraton was our favorite.Starbucks across the street was nice too. We didn't swim at the Poipu Athletic Club as it appeared to be a better fit for small children and a bit far away from our unit. I think the only thing that may be missing from the Plantation resort is a pool and hot tub, but the beach is very close and that is why we travel to Hawaii in the first place! If we come back to Kauai we would definitely look into staying at this unit again. Thanks again.


Linda J.
August 2016
My son, fiance and I stayed just a short 5 days at Rick's place. Condo was very clean, comfortable and had lots of amenities (boogie boards, beach chairs, CD player with Hawaiian music and an inflatable mattress which we didn't use). Rick was great to work with and returned calls promptly. When our plans changed, he was very accommodating to allow us to have a late checkout. Overall, it felt like a home away from home. I definitely would come back!


Joel J.
July 2016
My wife and I spent six pleasurable days here in April. The condo was well-equipped (as described), tastefully decorated (as shown), and immaculately clean. It is located in the northwest corner of the beautiful resort, so it's a walk to the beach, but close to the road. We found this to be very convenient for our frequent sightseeing excursions. We enjoyed the resort's beach, and were thrilled to see two seals and a sea turtle resting on Poipu Beach. We toured most of the highway around the island, from Waimea Canyon to the north coast beaches, took a helicopter flight over the island, and took a catamaran tour up the Na Pali coast. Poipu proved to be a good home base for our outings, and the condo was a very pleasant home away from home. Rick gave very helpful answers to my questions and we were very satisfied with the rental agent's service. Our trip was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, but we wouldn't hesitate to rent this condo again if we had a chance to return to Kauai.


Gregg K.
July 2016
This was our second stay at Rick Jackson's condo at Kiahuna Plantation in 3 years; this time to celebrate our 30th anniversary. As anticipated, we had a fabulous time, enjoying our walks to the beach, and to the local shopping and fine dining adjacent to, and down the street from, the condo's ideal location. Further, access to other Kauai attractions are short drives (relatively speaking, for people from Southern California, that is!), making this the ideal 'home location' during our stays on our favorite of the Hawaiian Islands. Keoki's Paradise, The Beach House, and Tortilla Republic are three stand-out restaurants which are within minutes walking or driving time from the condo location. We also recommend exploring Gaylord's for dinner or Sunday brunch, Duke's for an outstanding lunch or dinner, and up North in Hanalei we appreciate the relaxed environment of Kalypso, where for a lunch we had a grilled mahi-mahi sandwich that was exquisite - fish was caught that morning, and on our plate at 12:30 PM - absolutely to die for. Rick is a gentlemen to work with; and you'll find the Outrigger staff to be pleasant, accommodating, and supportive. We highly recommend Rick's condo to anyone wishing to assure themselves of a nice stay in a non-hotel, non-crowded, and entirely pleasant Hawaiian environment! Thanks again, Rick Jackson!


Adam C.
June 2016
The condo is perfect for one person or a couple. The patio's view is of a gorgeous garden. The walk to the beach is a couple of minutes, but not bad. It isn't right on the water, but I imagine the nearby hotels would be loud if it were. The beach is lovely. There are a decent amount of rocks in the water, but I think you get that on beaches all over Hawaii. The little shopping/restaurant center is great and a quick walk. The food was tasty and the shops had pretty much anything you'd need while in Kauai. The grill is right outside the condo and parking was super easy. There is a restaurant in the plantation that is totally worth it. There is a cleaning fee that the plantation adds after you arrive. It's mentioned on the listing, but I didn't notice it. Rick was very helpful and sent us a lot of cool stuff to do in an email. Overall it was a great experience, I would certainly recommend it and stay here again.


Rowena N.
May 2016
The property is lovely with all the flowers and plants and so well taken care of. The beach is so close and is one of the best in the area. The Kiahuna employees are accomodating, gracious and polite. The restaurant on the property is terrific. The condo is a great location and is nicely decorated. I had a wonderful vacation.. Thank you!!


Doris F.
April 2016
We had a wonderful time at the Kiahuna Plantation - the condo was well kept and very clean - the view from the balcony into the tropical garden was wonderful .We enjoyed the short walk - through the garden with lots of orchids - to the beach. The Plantation Garden Restaurant offered a good selection of local fish and dishes and we could enjoy to sit outside. The new Kiahuna Shopping Center was only a short drive away - and Saveway near Lihue had a very good selection of fresh fish and meats - we enjoyed shopping there. Novella - the lady from the Parrish costumer Service was extreamly helpful and friendly - she gave us lots of Information . We hope we will return next year and highly recommend this property and condo to the future guests.


Alan Y.
January 2016
Located in the heart of Poipo, close to the ocean, golf and hiking. The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable for two people. The management company responded quickly to any issues. Kitchen was well equipped for cooking and comfortable for dining with four people. Best part about the condo was the view of the garden that is listed as one of Kauai's best. It was developed in 1975 and has matured wonderfully over the years. The gardeners do a great job in keeping it in top condition. Oh...one other thing...the Starbucks is across the street.


Eric B.
October 2015
The condo was just as advertised. We found it to be one of the better condos we have stayed in Kauai, especially for the price. The condo was clean, updated, and everything you need is provided. It has a very nice garden style view, and felt very private being on the second floor. Lots of bird watching in the mornings! We have stayed in other condos in the Plantation complex, and even though it's far corner location is a little walk to the main beach area, the value made up for it. Don't expect a quick walk back and forth to your condo from the beach for drinks, bathroom, etc, like some of the other condos. Location to the beach was not a priority, so the 4-5 minute walk to the lawn/beach area wasn't an issue for us. If you want easier in and out beach area access from a condo, you might want to spend more for a more centrally located condo. Don't be scared by the walk, but you are in the upper corner of the property, and if you haven't stayed there, an honest review is that you have to walk a few minutes down to the beach. We knew this, and it was perfect for what we were looking for. The Poipu location was perfect, and the grounds are kept in great condition. The condo was quiet, and relaxing when we were in it, and the beach area was perfect for a glass of wine at sunset. This is a place we'll keep in mind for future visits. A great vacation and condo choice. Thank you!


Laura B.
July 2015
My husband and I just returned from our stay at Kiahuna Plantation and we couldn't have been more pleased. The condo itself is beautiful and updated. It came fully stocked with anything that might be needed. It was a little hot in the condo (no AC) during the day, but the unit comes complete with a few large stand up fans that get a good cross breeze going. At night, when the sun goes down, there is nice breeze and you can sit on the porch with a glass of wine enjoying the stars. The resort is gorgeous and in a great location. We enjoyed walking the grounds and gardens daily and popping across the street to hit up the Starbucks and visit the cute local shops. We highly recommend hitting up Puka Dog for the gourmet hot dogs! If you are new to Kauai, Poipu is a great location - I strongly recommend staying in this section of the island. Going to either end is easy from here and daily we'd go exploring in different directions. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone and we'd love to come back!


Rachel O.
August 2014
We stayed here in August for 5 days while vacationing in Kauai, and we loved it! The condo was very clean and recently remodeled with granite countertops and nice appliances/amenities. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals during your stay, and it was really nice to have the large living area and lanai. The lanai overlooks the garden which is beautiful, and it's about a 5 minute walk down to the beach. There were also surf board rentals/lessons at the beach by the condo which was really convenient. One thing to keep in mind is that the pool is not on-site. It's only a short drive across the road, but it's also only open until 5 or 6pm. In the Poipu area, we really liked Poipu Beach (just down the road) and Shipwreck Beach (also just down the road). The Poipu Shopping Center is right across the street and has lots of cute little shops, galleries, and restaurants. This was a great central location for exploring the southern and western parts of the island. We LOVED the Tidepools Restaurant at the Hyatt. It is build over a koi pond, and the food was delicious! We also liked Beach House Restaurant (such an amazing view), and Bubba's Burgers (for a more casual meal). It was easy to get the keys from the property management office, which is just a few minutes away from the condo. Overall, this was a great spot, and we would definitely recommend it to others!


Anne D.
August 2014
My husband and I spent a week in this condo and were very comfortable. The location is fantastic (close to Koloa Town, great beaches, and two shopping centers). The Plantation is absolutely lovely (has a few ponds, an orchid garden, and amazing trees) and the condo itself is about a 5 minute walk to the beach. We had plenty of supplies to cook with and the decor was nice. I would stay there again.


Dawn M.
June 2014
What a fantastic place! We picked the poipu area because it was in between the two areas we were interested in hiking and beach/surf searching. It was perfect. Easy drive to thee dog the road in each direction. The condo is clean and comfy. The owners have stocked it with everything you need. It over looks a lovely garden and is very peaceful. It is a very short walk or drive to groceries, shopping and a few great restaurants. The beach is a very short walk thru the condo grounds...and it is quite beautiful. The beach area is beautiful with safe swimming and snorkeling. Plus very easy access to surfboards. Lots of things to do on Kauai!!


Patti H.
May 2014
This is our last night here at Kiahuna Plantation?. This is a great complex and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The condo is nicely furnished and spotless. It is exactly like the pictures..no surprises! We had a couple of very minor issues when we arrived but the owner took care of them immediately. The building that this condo is in is probably the farthest from the beach..but not so bad. It is directly across the street from a small shopping center that has restaurants and shopping...also a Starbucks. Groceries are in Koloa about 5 miles away. It is best to shop in Lihue (15 miles) for better selection and prices. The kitchen is pretty well stocked but it is small like all of the units. There isn't much storage for groceries so don't buy too much. The only negative thing I have say is the about the pool. The pool is not close. It is across the street. It is not in good shape. If you are looking for a "resort type" pool this is not the place. The beach here is wonderful. The grounds of the complex are beautiful and it is quiet (except for the roosters which are everywhere on the island). I read some complaints about the traffic noise since this condo is close to the road but for us that was not an issue at all. We unfortunately had a family above us and they were quite noisy but that can happen anywhere. I feel like this condo was well worth the money I paid. Maybe in the future I will "upgrade" to something closer to the beach or with a view but really this is a very nice condo. ????


Lisa G.
May 2014
We truly enjoyed our stay at our place on the Plantation. This was the first time we had rented through VRBO and the owner was very helpful in maintaining good communication through the booking process, providing nice tips on what to see and where to eat. We loved the unit, immaculate and beautifully updated and decorated, and was grateful for the nicely stocked kitchen and nearby bbq to allow us to cook healthy meals during our stay. We spent 90% of our time on the lanai, with a gorgious view of the gardens and enjoyed the nice breeze that flowed through the unit the 3 days we were there. One of our favorite parts of our day was our daily trek to the beach to watch the sunset, and pleasant stroll back to our unit, where we shared nightly visits with a black-crowned night heron, hunting in the koi ponds while we sat, just a few feet away. We would fully recommend staying here, especially if a pool is not a necessary requirement for your stay. There is a lovely pool that is at the ProClub which is offsite from the resort, but it's a bit of a trek to get to, and with a 7yr. old whose a big swimmer, more convenient access to a pool would have been preferred. The only other minor concern was that we were unable to open up and use the sofa bed which required our 7yr. old to sleep with us in the kingsize bed. I contacted the owner the last day we were there to let him know about it and he was very responsive and was going to send someone to check it out. In hindsight, I wished we had contacted him earlier, as he was SO quick to respond, I'm confident it would have been resolved during our stay, and we could of had the lovely king to ourselves. All in all, an awesome stay and we would definitely consider returning.


Mike S.
April 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Poipu - great weather, easy to get everywhere, very laid back. This unit is exactly as described. It’s clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything that we needed. We appreciated the beach chairs and cooler on our trips to the beach. (While Poipu Beach Park was terrific, we really enjoyed beautiful - and almost deserted - Polihale Beach.) Although the unit is closer to the road than most other units, we never noticed any road noise. We enjoyed sitting out on the large balcony overlooking Moir Gardens. Rick is very nice and was quite responsive each step of the way. I was perplexed when we arrived about how to turn on a set of lights in the bedroom. I was was able to simply pick up the phone and reach Rick at his home in California for the answer.


Andrea R.
April 2014
Loved our stay at Kiahuna Plantation! What an awesome location at Poipu Beach, and the beach in front of the property is outstanding. The unit is very nicely done with beautifully updated kitchen and bathroom. We especially enjoyed the large lanai which was very private. Even though there were neighbors on both sides, you could not see them. Lanai overlooked tropical gardens with lots of birds. It was a short 5 minute walk to the beach or if you're feeling a little lazy you can drive down and park closer to the beach, still on the Kiahuna property. Overall it was an outstanding trip and we would stay here again in a heartbeat!


Greg S.
January 2014
Great condo...nice remodel and very clean. Although the ad says a 3 minute walk to the beach, adjust accordingly if you have kids (it took more like 10 with our 2 year old daughter.). The building that this unit is in is the farthest from the beach which makes it the closest to the main road. The bedroom window faces this road so light sleepers like me certainly will notice early morning traffic. The condo is as nice as any we have stayed in and is certainly stocked well. The communal BBQ area is immaculate as I observed it being scrubbed at least twice during our stay. The grounds and resort are in very good condition with staff maintaining the shrubs on a daily basis. Rick was quick to reply to any calls or emails and helpful with directions or tips. Long story short if we return without our daughter I would stay again, otherwise I may look for something closer to the beach and away from traffic noise.



January 2014
The gardens that are your main view from the lanai are absolutely stunning. Beautiful flowering plants and trees, and lots of singing birds. The condo was very nice, exactly as was expected. Perfectly clean and comfortable. Location was within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. What a perfect location! I would definitely recommend this condo to friends and relatives, and anyone looking for a wonderful vacation home.


Isabelle M.
January 2014
Your condo was perfect and we appreciated all of it , Nice place, well maintained, beautiful Island ...We appreciated to be directly on this beautiful beach, and beautiful garden... very Nice place to stay and we will recommanded to our friends! Isabelle and Jean-Pierre

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