Kiahuna Plantation 10 (Building 3)


Rates: $683 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 110 reviews)
Guest to pay onsite management Castle Resorts direct at check in/out for required cleaning. Full check out cleaning for 1 bedroom units for 2023-2024 is $268.00 plus 17.962% tax. Any stays over 10 nights also require a full mid stay cleaning at a cost of $110 plus 17.962% tax. Under 10 nights you only have to pay the checkout cleaning fee. Cleaning rates and taxes subject to change. Please consult with Castle Resorts for the most up to date cleaning rates. This is as of December 2023

Kiahuna plantation is a low density bungalow style resort located on 35 acres of tropical paradise. It is a lovely resort with one of the highest revisit rates on the island and is located right on one of the best swimming beaches in Poipu. Our unit is one of the only few in the development to be so close to the sand.

Our unit 10 is located on the ground level of a two story building, ocean front in building 3. The condo has been recently renovated by one of the islands premier interior decorators. From the kitchen and living room it looks directly out over the ocean where you can enjoy the gorgeous views. Our unit has a fully-equipped fully open kitchen, king-size bedroom, queen sofa pullout bed, allowing for up to 4 people total occupancy, as well as many owner-supplied extras. Children are certainly welcome at Kiahuna and our unit is one of the best for kids as it opens up right on to the expansive lawn where they can play. We take great pride in our unit and keep it constantly updated. Recent improvements include a newly upholstered sofa and chairs, plantation shutters, new appliances, new bath tile, and new lanai furniture. We also offer a stackable washer and dryer for your convenience, which is a feature you will not find in some of the other units as Kiahuna. Please note that there is no central air conditioning in the units at Kiahuna but our unit is situated to take full advantage of the trade winds to cool the air naturally. Ceiling fans are available in the unit.

Our guests have all the privileges available to any other Kiahuna guest, free wireless internet access, and support staff through the onsite management company Castle Resorts. They are there to serve you with any problem that might arise.
Swimming/Tennis/Fitness Enjoy complimentary use of the exclusive Poipu Beach Athletic Club directly across Poipu Road for swimming and tennis. Note-not all units at Kiahuna are members. Our unit will provide you complementary access during your stay.
There is also a beach hut onsite where you can rent snorkel equipment and boogie boards and other beach necessities. Surfing lessons are offered several mornings a week on the beach in front of the unit. Beach chairs and towels provided free-of-charge at the beach hut.

There are quite a few gas barbeques located throughout the grounds for your use. This is an excellent place to meet and talk with other guests staying at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort. Lots of restaurants are within an easy stroll of the property.

This unit has an in unit washer and dryer which is not common in most other units. It also has a top quality King Matress in the bedroom. Best location on the resort property. Recent additions to unit as of November 2015
1. We added a wide screen 4K HD smart TV in the living room. If you have an account with channels like Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, etc., you should be able to use it to see these channels. You need to be on HMDI 2 for that. HMDI 1 is for cable.
2. We moved the HD TV that was in the living room to the bedroom which had no TV. It has its own cable box so you can watch different channels in each room.
3. New washer and dryer that will be installed.
4. In the kitchen we put in a new toaster, new coffee maker, added a new set of sharp cutting knives. Also a rug that covers most of the walking area.
5. In the bedroom we added a light in the closet that works off of motion. We added new colorful bed spread and matching pillow coverings. Also rugs by each side of the bed.
6. Changed out the fan switches so that the speed could be controlled easier. Adding more light dimmers.
7. Castle phase 1 has upgraded the WIFI speed significantly.

Local Managment company Castle Resorts.

Cribs and futons available for a rental fee from front desk.


Keywords: Bungalow, Kiahuna Plantation, Kiahuna, Poipu, beachfront, condo, remodeled, Registration Number: TA-082-813-9520-01, GE-082-813-9520-01, 280170090000

Kiahuna Plantation 10 (Building 3) Reviews



Bradley F.
April 2024
We love this place, very clean and comfortable with a great view of the ocean and access to the beach. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



April 2024
Wonderful! Fantastic!


Sue C.
March 2024
Beachfront unit with easy access to lawn, beach, and barbecue area. Perfect size for a couple. Well-equipped kitchen. Very clean at check-in.


Suzanne D.
March 2024
We first stayed at Kiahuna Plantation 29 years ago. We have been back over a dozen times and i am always in search of the best unit to rent. Unit 10 might be it. Close to the ocean without being so close you hear everyone on the beach. A perfect sunset view and a washer/dryer. It’s a small thing, but makes life easier. The unit is well stocked and had beach umbrellas and chairs. We will be back next year.


Judy C.
February 2024
Lovely sunsets on the lanai and a brief walk on the beach for the sunrise. Convenient location to everything!


Meredith S.
January 2024
The location of this property is amazing. You can walk to many restaurants and shops. You are literally steps from the beach. You can lounge on the grass or the sand. We had four people which was a little tight but definitely manageable and worth having a unit so close to the beach. The host was always very prompt with her responses. We will absolutely be back.


Adam P.
December 2023
We loved it here so much. Poipu was a beautiful area and a nice central location to Waimea and Hanalei, and this condo was incredible. Just steps from the beach. In a nice town you can bike ride around. Tons of things to do. We will be back.


Patrick W.
October 2023
Spent a wonderful week at the property.


Linda L.
September 2023
The condo was clean and well appointed. The location was excellent - can't beat being right in front of kiahuna beach. The condo was well situated - we could walk to the athletic club, poipu beach, poipu shopping mall, etc. Brooke was amazing, she was very responsive and helpful! Thank you Brooke!


Susan N.
August 2023
This property is on the big lawn and a stones throw from the beach. The view is beautiful from this lovely condo. The kitchen is well stocked and the lanai is perfect for your morning coffee or great for dinner since the BBQ is close. Beautifully decorated.


Barbara K.
August 2023
The unit was everything that was advertised. We stayed with a family of four. My wife and I found a mattress to be exceptionally comfortable. And the kids (7 & 3) found the pull out mattress acceptable. We ended up putting it on the floor every day as that was more comfortable than the couch frame (I wouldn’t have wanted to sleep on the sofa bed as an adult). Bathroom is clean. Water pressure was strong. Washer and dryer. Both worked well. No A/C, but we didn’t “need” it. Though there were a few times we wished we had it. Overall, if you open the windows on both sides, you get a pretty good cross breeze. Are all appliances worked well in the kitchen. It was also well stocked with utensils, cutting boards, mixing bowls, etc. One of the cabinets had leftover salts, a smattering of seasonings, and a little bit of cooking oil. You probably don’t want to count on all those things being there, but it was a nice surprise for us. The gym across the street is wonderful. And the food at their poolside cafe is actually quite good (and reasonable, considering Hawaii prices. Now, the highlight of this unit, is the location! Opening the blinds and sliding glass door every morning was an absolute joy. The lanai exits onto the soft and perfectly manicured grass, and it is one of the shortest possible walks to the beach, of any of the units in Kiahuna plantation. If we ever have the opportunity and finances to return to Kauai we would look for this property first.


Dan A.
July 2023
We had a wonderful vacation stay at the resort, especially with the location of this particular unit in relation to the quick access to the beach. The grass area leading up to the beach in front of the unit and BBQ area are very well kept. We'll definitely be back!! Communication with Brooke and the staff on site was flawless.


Mary D.
July 2023
The location can't be beat! Steps from the ocean!


Mark H.
May 2023
I was in Kauai to celebrate a friends 50 th birthday. One couple had a unit right on the beach and the other four couples had units further from the beach and closer to the main road. My friends on the beach did not have direct beach access which was problematic. My unit was completely central to the grass area, beach, and facilities so we all met there everyday….it was the perfect gathering place and place to hang out. The pictures are true to form, great cross winds and a very comfortable bed. Would definitely love to stay at this Unit again!


Cheryl D.
March 2023
Wonderful retreat steps from the beach with all the amenities. A lovely stay and a wonderful gracious host in our favorite spot on earth. Hope to return soon. Mahalo 🏝️


Michael V.
March 2023
Paradise for 11 days


Gloria F.
February 2023
This is a nice condo and had everything we needed for our two week stay. It has more kitchen counter space than some other units we’ve stayed in. The bed is very comfortable. We loved the view and being so close to the ocean.


Clarence C.
December 2022
We loved our stay eventually. Arrived to find unit filthy. Black hair inside the sheets, shower, sink. There was so much grease on the stove and knobs we couldn’t touch anything.We were discusted. Slept on top of bed until a cleaning crew could come in and do a complete cleaning. Also we were insulted with rules such as “put towels on furniture before sitting “ We are not slobs. Too many notes everywhere. This was our 29th trip to the island and we are very respectful of others property. Loved the location and eventually had a great time. BTW, the fake bougettes are layered in dust and should be thrown out.


Turner N.
October 2022
Enjoyed the stay. Only problem was that the mattress is very soft.


Matthew H.
October 2022
The property was clean and had everything we needed - only exception was we couldn’t find any laundry detergent, but I don’t know if this was to be provided or not. Location is great and can walk out the front door right onto the lawn and beach. The property is well-maintained and clean with great landscaping. Other guests were very quiet and the stay was very peaceful. You can walk to Poipu beach as well. Would be happy to stay here again.


Daniel B.
October 2022
Wonderful place by the ocean


Tony L.
October 2022
Frig freezer needs attention. The frig handle is too sharp And easy to cut yourself. The bed is too soft and noisy from wood slates. All else is comfortable. Lovey spot!


Chuck W.
September 2022
Great view. Would stay here again. Absence of AC not an issue.


Mieko L.
September 2022
Great property and great location. It's just steps away from the beach where you can see Hawaiian Monk Seal often.


Jennifer S.
August 2022
Perfect location, comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, clean. It was perfect!


Hattie F.
July 2022
This is our second year in a row at this stunning property. The location is perfect, beach right outside the door and walking distance to restaurants/shops. Already planning next years stay.


Marilyn G.
June 2022
I’ll start with the positive….the location of this condo was exceptional! We were steps to the beach, parking, & grass area. Now to the not so exceptional part….the condo was VERY dirty when we arrived. The “cleaning job” that had just been done prior to our arrival was so bad we called the management to return to clean. The second job wasn’t much better than the first. Floors were disgusting with grime in all the corners, grit and grease were on the counters, refrigerator, stove, etc. I think that it has been years (if ever) since this unit has had a good cleaning. The furniture was very old, stained, and uncomfortable. The linens were also worn out. The king sized mattress was so old and uncomfortable, we even rotated it in order to not fall in the huge dents made by previous guests. I seriously don’t think that it has ever been replaced. The unit smelled musty and old….and unclean. It had a bad dirty odor. All of the dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. were old and cheap. They were also not very clean. I definitely cleaned most everything prior to using …..if they were even usable. The community bbq was close and nice to use. This owner has not invested a dime into their investment unit. To charge the kind of money that they charged per night, I expected a clean & updated unit. This was my first VRBO experience, and perhaps my last.


Parth V.
June 2022
Oceanfront. You can hear the waves as you fall asleep and look at the beautiful water as you have your coffee. The apartment looks exactly like pictured. Communication with Brooke was excellent. There is a washer/dryer in unit which was a huge plus. The property in general is lush and conveniently located. There is no AC but we didn’t need it given the breeze. We’d book again. Some small improvements that might help make the stays even better. The toaster didn’t work and iron has the knobs missing. While the cleaning crew did a good job in cleaning most used surfaces, they had missed all the pocket doors. Again, none of this came in the way of our enjoying the property but just small things.


Julie P.
June 2022
Great location. Perfect family stay.


Donald L.
June 2022
Prime unit in the ultimate resort.


Betsy H.
March 2022
We have stayed at several Kiahuna properties, and this was our favorite location. We had a beautiful ocean view with just the right ocean sounds at night, plus a sunset from the patio.



March 2022
Serene, beautiful and spacious.


Alicia B.
March 2022
We’ve stayed at Kiahuna many times and I continue to love this property for its grassy lawns and homey welcoming feel. Of all the units we’ve stayed in this was by far the most incredible location. We loved that the kids could walk to and from the beach from the patio. We loved using the bbq and dinner with the beachfront view of sunset. The unit was equipped with everything we needed as well and we especially loved having the washer/dryer to keep us in clean clothes throughout our stay. If you are contemplating this unit, go for it! The only caution I would advise has to do with your checkout cleaning fee. Check your Castle bill carefully when you check in to make sure they charge you only for the cleanings you are responsible for and nothing more. Twice now in separate stays Castle has tried to overcharge me but when shown proof of what I agreed to pay in the VRBO listing they quickly fixed the charges. I can’t wait to return to Kiahuna and I hope to be lucky enough to stay in a unit like this one again! Mahalo!


Christine R.
February 2022
Brooke was so easy to communicate with and was very friendly and helpful.


Daria H.
February 2022
A lovely property!


Daniel W.
January 2022
We had a great stay. Everything was as described in the listing. Excellent location— we really enjoyed being right next to the beach.


Christina O.
January 2022
Definitely would stay here again. Clean and cozy. Just 10 steps to the beach. Sunsets from the veranda. Very relaxing.


Steve S.
January 2022
This is a nice unit in a well maintained resort. The location less than 50 feet from the beach is superb and much better than other units we have stayed at. It also has a small washer drier which was nice to have. The main quible would be the fold out couch which is very uncomfortable, even for kids. That siad it is a fold out so you know it is not going to be great. I would rent this unit again.


McKenzie P.
January 2022
We have stayed in many condos in Poipu over the years and this one is the best. Steps from the beach, beautiful grounds and an immaculate condo.


Sue C.
December 2021
Fabulous unit facing the ocean. We have stayed at Kiahuna Plantation many times and this has been our favorite unit so far. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. As a first floor unit you can/will get noise from the unit above. The overall property is well maintained-the grounds are gorgeous-and we enjoyed the Poipu Beach Club pool, cafe and fitness center. Easy walk to restaurants.


Tim W.
October 2021
Location is awesome and condo amenities are as advertised. All very nice and missing it already. Check in was a breeze and location is near perfect. Waking up to the ocean is great. Can’t say enough good things.


Karen D.
October 2021
This was a very good experience.


danielle g.
September 2021
This property is wonderful! Ocean views, great boogie boarding beach right outside your door, shopping plaza across the streets. This is an A + location!


Tracy S.
September 2021
We really enjoyed our stay here. The location of the property couldn’t have been better! Steps to the beach with perfect sand and unbelievable sunsets! We will definitely be back!


David M.
August 2021
Perfect location in sunny Poipu! Just steps from the water. The area is very “social” with the large green grass area and lots of other people nearby. Surf was a little challenging this time of year - more strong currents. I didn’t venture out far without a board and some swim fins. Also not a good place to snorkel. But we just walked to the beach next door and snorkeled there. There is no air conditioning in this unit but we found the trade winds plenty to keep things cool - as long as you are ok with early morning sounds from other people in the complex. Overall we had a great stay and I would recommend coming here again.


carolina t.
August 2021
This place is amazing , literally steps from the ocean , incredible beach for surfing and kid friendly . There is a shack on the property where you can rent beach equipment and lessons . Our son loved it and wished we had stayed longer ! Will definitely be back !


Jan S.
June 2021
Great, nicely decorated and clean unit with a GREAT location - great ocean view and just yards to the beach . Really helped having the in-house washer/ dryer as we stayed two weeks


K. Mina D.
June 2021
The property is so beautiful and peaceful. The green space right in front of beach is lovely and inviting.



March 2018
This is really oceanfront with sunset views from the lanai. The property is very well equipped. The kitchen has everything that you need to make cocktails and meals. The bedroom is separated with bi-fold doors from the rest of the condo. I don't recommend that more than 2 people stay - there just isn't room. We have stayed in a lot of condos in Poipu but none compare to this unit.


Chris T.
January 2018
All the comforts of home, just steps from the ocean....Drift off to sleep listening to the sound of waves rolling onto the beach.


peter b.
January 2018
This property is simply perfect, location, views whether you are a couple looking for a romantic setting of just as a getaway for the family. The unit is beautifully set up and offers unsurpassed views from the walkout. We stayed at the unit for 2 weeks without a car, and only used bikes and had a wonderful time. The resort itself is on the best beach in Kauai and you can walk to any number of eateries. It is a five plus star property.


Curtis H.
December 2017
We think this is one of the best units in the Plantation.


Darin S.
October 2017
3rd time in unit 10 and almost look forward to next year.


ann g.
August 2017
This was our first stay at the Kiahuna Plantation. Unit 10 was excellent in every way. The unit itself was nice and well stocked. Plenty of cooking utensils, pans and dishes. The BBQ is practically in your yard. Speaking of yard, it could not have been better. Perfect location - grass leading right up yo the beach. Easiest access back and forth from the beach. Outdoor shower located between the beach and the unit. Kids had a blast running around on the lawn. Really highly recommend this particular ground floor unit. Hope to stay again next year!


Sylvia H.
June 2017
We found the property with very little trouble, and the ladies at the check in desk were very nice and thorough. The condo was gorgeous, and I immediately saw the special artistic touches done by my artist sister and co-owner of this property . The bed was super nice, and my husband who is normally a hard as a rock mattress guy has been won over so now we have a softer bed at home! The kitchen was superbly outfitted, though I figure a new microwave is in store, and perhaps a new washer/dryer up the road. But the fantastic breeze through the condo with the lanai doors open was so wonderful, it was truly a delight! We consider Kauai our very special tropical vacation spot, and this trip was perhaps our favorite of all the times we have been here. Thanks so much for providing the very classy property you have there at Kianhuna Plantation. I know my sister and brother in law have enjoyed your facility for many many years. Keep up the great work!


Greg S.
May 2017
My wife and I spent 5 days at Unit #10 at Kiahuna Plantation (managed by Castle Resorts) in May, 2017. Beautiful location. Stunning. The unit itself is best suited to a couple. It's a 1-bedroom and 1-bath. More than two would require using the pull-out couch in the sitting area, and that would make for a cramped stay. It was clean. It is easy to maintain while you are there. No A/C... so plan to keep the ceiling fans on, and while you are in the unit, keep the vents in the doors open for airflow. The unit is (currently) furnished with everything you need, INCLUDING boogie boards, noodles, a beach umbrella. These are stowed in a closet. Easy to locate. The real magic of this unit is the beachfront location. You are 60 feet from the beach. The mornings are just stunning. Sit out on the back patio and soak it in with a cup of coffee. Gorgeous. Use the beach. The beginner surfers are fun to watch. SWIM! The waves are cool and enjoyable. Walk the beach. Either direction. Wonderful. Walk the grounds. They are immaculately kept. Hawaii. Enjoy it. Although the property is managed like a resort, your unit is independent. You will NOT get maid service unless you specifically call and request it. It is an additional charge, unless you are there a week, in which case you will get one mid-week towel changeover. So... plan to launder your own towels. Plan to make your own bed. Plan to clean up after yourself, just like you would at home. Restaurants. Gelato. Decent shopping (if you just can't resist shopping). Convenience/pharmacy store(s). All are just 3-4 minutes away. 40-minute drive to Waimea Canyon. 60-minute drive to Kileuea Lighthouse. 20-minute drive to Capt. Andy's dinner cruises in Eilele. If I were to visit Hawaii again, this is where I would want to be sure to spend a few days.


Brenda H.
April 2017
Comfy bed, clean and super close to beach. We stayed with our 2 teens and had a great time on the island 🌴


Nolan H.
December 2016
Perfect location in a beautiful setting. My family has come to the Kiahuna Plantation 2 times now and loved every minute of our stay. This home was nicely furnished, had laundry, and was comfortable. A little small for 4 people, but well worth it.


Caroline M.
November 2011
Beautiful property. Amazing view. Perfect location. Ten steps to the beach as well as a bbq. Great restaurants and fun shopping across the street. Grass for kids to play on, adults to read on, and everyone to relax on right out front. Surf lessons and snorkeling on the beach out front. There is something for everyone. Would return every year if we could.

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

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