Kiahuna Plantation #5 (building 2)


Rates: $619 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 3)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 66 reviews)
*NOTE* As of December 2019 there was some coastal erosion to the front of the beachfront condos at Kiahuna. You will still be able to enjoy a breathtaking ocean front experience! Railing has been installed on the Lanai for our guests' safety. See the video for details.

The PHOTOGRAPHS of Beachhouse #5 are NEW and up-to-date as of December 2023. Mother Nature was tough on our beachfront in 2019 and 2020 but things have been much the same since then. The sand on the beach ebbs and flows on our beautiful sandy beach but the grassy beach berm is largely unchanged for the past few years.

Kiahuna Plantation Beachhouse #5 offers all of the amenities that you could desire for convenience and comfort. Golfing, shopping, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and being pampered are the most strenuous activities on most Kiahuna Plantation visitors’ itineraries. Beachhouse #5 offers a completely different kind of “Beach Front” experience with fantastic views from your lanai of the ocean and stunning grounds; this is complete perfection!


There is a California King-size bed in the Bedroom and a Queen-size Sleeper-Sofa in the Living Room. All linens in the Bedroom and towels and toiletries in the newly remodeled Bathroom are provided. This Beachhouse also has a fully equipped and remodeled kitchen, if you choose to dine-in. With new cabinets, imported 'Blue-eye' granite countertops, and premium stainless steel appliances this Kitchen is sure to please. All Cookware and Dinnerware are provided as well. If you want to grill some fresh island fish for dinner the state-of-the-art gas barbeque is located just a few steps from our Beachhouse.

Beachhouse #5 is equipped with every amenity including Cable Flat-Screen TVs, DVD player, Stereo CD, Bluetooth player and DVDs; even two (2) alarm clocks so you don’t miss your plane home.

Free WIFI with High-Speed Wireless Internet - or connect via hardwire.

Guests have 'strongly recommended' Beachhouse #5 for a truly unforgettable experience describing it as 'one of the best beachhouses at Kiahuna.' Beachhouse #5 is the center downstairs unit in Building #2 (pictured.) Kiahuna Building #2 is often featured as Kiahuna Plantation advertisers show Building #2 in their photos but BEACHHOUSE #5 IS THE ONLY 1-BEDROOM UNIT AVAILABLE FOR DIRECT-RENTAL FROM-THE-OWNER IN BUILDING #2.

Keywords: "Heaven on earth," wrote one guest, "All I can say is, book now!" Our highly sought-after Ocean Front Beachhouse is a premier Ocean Front 1-Bedroom, ground floor unit at Kiahuna Plantation located very close to Poipu Beach – less than 20 feet to the beach! Kiahuna Plantation, Poipu, South Shore, Kauai, Hawaii, USA (Kiahuna is the only condo resort directly on Poipu Beach.) The resort features plantation-style low-rise buildings, set among 35 acres of exquisitely maintained lawns and tropical flower gardens. Poipu Beach was named America's Best Beach by The Travel Channel, ranking Top among the '10 Best Beaches' selected nationwide.

Managed on site by Castle Resorts with 24/7 Security and Front Desk Service. All your needs and requests can be satisfied by Castle Resort's friendly and helpful staff.
Castle Resorts at Kiahuna
Hawaiian Transient Accommodations Tax Number: W01735776-01 Registration Number: GE-178-232-1152-01, TA-178-232-1152-01, 2-8-017-027-0005

Kiahuna Plantation #5 (building 2) Reviews



Michael R.
February 2024
We have never been able to stay this close to the ocean, it was amazing having it maybe 10 feet away. The unit is set up with louvered windows front and rear that allow the breeze and sound of the ocean to flow through 24/7 if you desire. The development is not new, but is well cared for, with manicured mature landscaping. The condo has a few small defects that are more than outweighed by the thoughtful touches. We were sad to leave , and will return again when we visit Kauai.


Valerie M.
December 2023
We selected this unit based on its VRBO photos and description, specifically for the lanai, (20 feet to the beach, as still stated in the description as of 12/30/23), palm trees and beautiful grass area bordered by manicured hedges leading directly to the beach; as well as a stunning, unobstructed view of the ocean from the lanai/grass. That is what was shown in the photos- At one time it was absolutely gorgeous. We arrived to find that NOTHING in the exterior photos remained. Following conveying our disbelief of the actual property condition to the hosts, a comment was added about the fence/railing and photos were updated to reflect what we actually arrived to find: NO GRASS AREA or hedges- those have been washed into the ocean and "20 feet to the beach" does not exist anymore. NO PALM TREES, as both have been cut down and only their stumps remain. NO UNOBSTRUCTED LANAI VIEW NO ACCESS TO THE BEACH from the lanai A fence is now in place, obstructing the ocean view when seated on the lanai, and blocks beach access. A look at other negative reviews revealed that the host knew the photos were inaccurate-see host Jeff's reply to Scott F. "We are having new photos taken as we don’t ever want anyone to ever accuse us of false advertising..." Additionally we shared the unit with rodents since an alternate beach unit was not available. Picking up droppings each morning was another disheartening part of our stay as we were against the glue traps we were offered.


Leslie R.
October 2023
The lanai is ten feet from the ocean at high tide. We enjoyed dining on the lanai, watching surf school right off the balcony and of course the amazing sunsets. We appreciated the little touches that the owners added to the condo like providing a cooler and laundry basket for us to use. BTW although there is no washer or dryer in the unit, the complex does have a guest laundry facility. It's $3 for basic washing and $3 for 45 minutes of drying. The machines accept credit cards but not quarters. There is no air-conditioning in the unit but falling asleep to the sound of the ocean is the best. I would definitely stay here again.


Carolyn C.
October 2023
See previously posted review. His post says it all. The pictures are totally false. You cannot access beach from unit. There is no grass. A total disappointment. Totally overpriced for a unit that you cannot have a full view of the ocean without looking through railing. We made the most of it and it didnt ruin the whole vacation...but do yourself a favor and do not book this unit. See my review on Yelp.


Sara C.
September 2023
Loved hearing and watching the waves, the are literally right out the door. This makes the stay!! Plan to travel light, there is very little space to store your things—a small bureau with a bottom drawer that falls out, and a bit of hanging space. Store your luggage in the living room because bottom of closet already houses lots of stuff. But who cares?! The view and sounds are unbeatable. Would most definitely stay here again and again.


scott f.
July 2023
We got to the beautiful location and opened the blinds at 330pm to find, no private yard as ALL the property photos show there to be a nice 20' private yard off the lanai that now has a railing to a eroded beach with no access and zero privacy.......oh and everyday surf school starts at 8am and goes until 5pm.....and they stage the boards and all the families on the eroded beach in front where the yard I rented was supposed to be.....We had screaming kids all day everyday in the chunks of remaining sod and I often had to ask the kids to get off the railing so we could have some space, but we had to leave everyday from 8am to 4pm just to have quiet. NOT A RELAXING CONDO LOCATION AND THE PICS ARE A LIE TO THE CURRENT BEACH EROSION that is not brough to your true attention until after booked, but the extent was not know and the pictures to all publications and web/VRBO sites is 100% FALSE ADVERTISING. I could have rented a house on the beach for the money I spend on the night rate of this condo. VERY DISAPPOINTING CONDO We also had no fans, no beach chairs so we bought two beach chairs, and fans to make the unit usable. In my 10 trips to the islands I have always had a condo that had everything........ BEAUTIFUL CONDO AND PROPERTY OVERALL BUT PISS POOR REPRESENTATION OF THE ACTUAL PROPERTY.


Lynee D.
May 2023
Loved the beachfront unit. Hearing the ocean at night was so peaceful. We claimed the beach cove right in front of the unit almost daily which was very convenient. Loved our stay, great memories made!


Robert S.
May 2023
The condo is exactly on the ocean, about 5 feet. Waves are soothing and at times strong. The first day here there was a storm with 20-30 mph wind that howled all night long, but the next day, buy late morning, sunny as usual. The resort is in a great location, surf lessons in front, 3 + major resorts within a mile either way, sights easily accessible. Great restaurants were plentiful, although reservations are required to get a seat after 5 pm. I would recommend this condo to anyone who likes the ocean/beach and nature activities.



April 2023
This was such a beautiful place with a beautiful view. The sound of the waves through the night was our absolute favorite part. This place was so well kept and cared for. We loved every minute. Thank you!


Lezlie H.
March 2023
This is a very comfortable condo. I chose it because it showed the bathroom had a bathtub and I love a hot bath at the end of the day. The bathroom has been remodeled to include a walk-in shower only and I was a bit disappointed. But the shower was awesome (for a shower). It can get a bit noisy with people and the sound of the surf since the condo is right next to the beach but that could be a plus, too. We enjoyed watching the instructors and students of the surfing school while sitting on the deck. Hilarious at times! I would recommend this condo.


Max R.
February 2023
If you want to hear and see the ocean all day, this is the place. The lanai is 30 feet to the ocean. I would recommend the property be decluttered. The closet and all the drawers are packed with stuff and had to unpack the closet in order to hang clothing. Property could use some updating. The location is great. Property personnel are very kind and helpful.


Scott M.
December 2022
We had a great stay. Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean just outside the door was fantastic!


Stacey A.
October 2022
This was our second stay at Kiahuna Plantation and it did not dissaspoint.


Mark B.
September 2022
Good unit and location. Just open the sliding doors and you’re on the beach. Owner did disclose there’s a significant erosion problem which took about 10+ feet away from the lawn/dune area shown in some older pictures off the lanai.


Joseph P.
September 2022
Great location if you like to be serenaded by the waves crashing right outside your door. Unit was well appointed and perfect for our needs. Only potential drawback is that it’s proximity to the beach does make it susceptible to the noise of kids playing and from the surfing lessons out front. We were out adventuring all day anyway so were not really affected.


Ryan B.
August 2022
Our stay was absolutely wonderful - you cannot get a better location. We cannot wait to come back. The pictures and description matched our experiences. We loved the beach (a short walk out the front door but can also be experienced from the patio). It is an ideal location. Indeed - it is so beautiful, that the beachgoers commonly stop right in front of the porch area to take pictures of the beauty. Our 7 year old daughter took surf lessons right in front. It is an easy walk to poipu (on the beach with a slight jaunt up a rock path). This area of the Kiahuna Beach is less populated than the area further west by the resort - depsite folk taking pictures it never felt intrusive and we felt we had great privacy in the unit. We went in mid August 2022: with regard to the waves at this time for kids: The beach directly out front was great for body boarding and beginning surfing as well as swimming on many days. A quick walk (~5-10 mins) to PoiPi will give you access to calmer water that is great for beginning independent swimmers (west side) that does not have so many waves as well the area on the eastern side which is great for wading and little ones. Everything was convenient - parking, on-site laundry ($3 for washers and dryers). While there is no AC there are multiple fans (ceiling and tabletop) that allow for great cross ventilation. We cannot wait to come back.


Suzanne K.
August 2022
We enjoyed our stay very much!


Cynthia E.
July 2022
This condo is on the very edge of the ocean. I hope there is no more slippage!! It makes for an exciting stay as the ocean feels like it is in your home.


JOHN H.
July 2022
Poipu . Wonderful location. However the building is old with very poor insulation. Heard every motion of the people upstairs day and night.


Katherine Martina K.
July 2022
Beautiful balcony. Apartment was good for the two of us. Has everything we needed. Spent most of our time outside. Can’t beat the view.


christine c.
July 2022
Loved the little touches. Included a robe. Plus a boogie board.


Robert R.
March 2022
The property has a great location. Especially, if you wish to sit and watch beginning surfers get their lessons. It is definitely right on the beach, although one needs to walk out the land side door, across the grass park, and back along the beach to access the beach area directly in front of the condo. We put an umbrella up in front of the condo each morning to reserve that spot for us. The furnishings were a little more dated than we expected, but we had everything that we needed. Loved the wave noise and a beautiful setting for sunsets. All in all it was a great experience.


Matt O.
March 2022
Great little condo ocean front, only complaint is railing on patio, erosion made the complex put railing up as you relax on patio the top railing is in your face, have to look over or under with wide pickets at the ocean. In a perfect world it would have been nice to have a plexiglass or thin wire wire railing. other than that it was a great condo, we enjoyed our stay.


kari s.
February 2022
It was very easy and seamless to rent this property and the owners are always available to answer questions!


Ron H.
February 2022
We had a great stay, beautiful view of the ocean and great sunsets. The beach was nice not many people and great swimming and snorkeling. Would stay there again.


Kimberly H.
January 2022
Couldn’t get any closer to the ocean unless we stayed on a house boat. We had a great time playing on the beach. Good amenities with beach towels, chairs provided and a lovely area.


niko p.
December 2021
We had an amazing time at Jeff’s place. It doesn’t get more ocean front than this and yet it felt private. The beach and ocean are amazing and the lanai is where we spent a lot of time. The bed is super comfortable! We saw seals and turtles on the beach. Go for a snorkel at the Western point of Poipu Beach (5 minute walk) and you might be able to swim with them. There are masks and snorkels but bring your own fins or rent them. Jeff was very responsive when an unexpected issue came up. We were very satisfied with everything and the place is an absolute gem.


shaun p.
December 2021
Great place literally on the water with a ton of food and anything you need 5 minutes away . The property is very well taken care of and always looks pristine . Best unit on the property for sure . Thanks Shaun


Kim W.
December 2021
We had every meal on the patio - such a beautiful view Condo was well stocked, clean and just made for a perfect vacation!


Jill D.
October 2021
The ocean view from the condo was unbelievable! The memories of the sunset views will get me through the winter. The property was clean, well maintained and had plenty of cookware and utensils. I would definitely stay here again. Mahalo!


Mark H.
October 2021
The unit was exactly as described and the view was just as beautiful as the pictures. It was an amazing location.


Jeanne S.
September 2021
Nice, comfortable and clean. The view from the photo is miss leading. The patio has a railing and sand on the other side. There is no lawn and NO beach access from the patio.


Debbie H.
September 2021
We enjoyed our stay! The sound of the waves was amazing!!!


mary b.
September 2021
Very relaxing


Paul D.
August 2021
We have now stayed in this unit several times and it never fails to disappoint... comfortable well equipped space, incredible location right on the beach, and beautiful views. Can’t wait to come back again.


Kathy C.
July 2021
This condo was perfect! You cannot get any closer to the water, and there is a white sandy beach right out front. The patio is spacious, and we spent a lot of time hanging out watching people learning to surf! The condo is a short walk to the Holoholo Bar at Koala Landing, as well as the bar at the Mariott. You can even walk over to Brenneckes. We had an amazing week, and we will definitely want to rent this unit again. Mahalo!


Mark R.
July 2021
Second visit to the property. Love the closeness to Poipu beach. Great trip


Michael N.
June 2021
I am so thankful for the Smith’s rental property. It is an experience of a life a time to be that close to a sandy beach and in Kauai no less. I hope it’s around for a long time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property, Jeff!

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