Poipu Crater 12 - Tropical Paradise - Garden/Crate

Rates: $516 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QXK (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.63 (from 40 reviews)

Poipu Crater is a truly unique setting - lush and tropical vegetation nestled in an ancient cinder cone crater, just a few hundred feet from the southernmost tip of the island of Kauai.  This 2 bed 2 bathroom condo boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.  Seclusion with expansive garden views, sharing only a single wall with another unit in a 2 unit building.  No upstairs or downstairs neighbors - this is as close to a free-standing condo as you can get.   

AC was recently added to aid cooling when the tradewinds die down - this property will keep you cool and comfortable year-round!  Most of the rooms have dramatic vaulted ceilings lending to a Polynesian atmosphere.    

Enjoy the lanai for meals, lounging, and a peaceful place to relax while the tropical trees slowly sway in the breeze.

Poipu Crater is a short walk to either Poipu Beach and Brennecke Beach in one direction and Shipwreck Beach in the other direction.  World-class dining and shopping is a 2-3 minute drive either towards the shops at Kukui'ula or the Grand Hyatt.

Bed Configuration
Master Bedroom - King Bed
Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed
Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa

Air Conditioning
AC split system in the master bedroom upstairs and the living room. Registration Number: TA-034-221-1072-01,+GE-034-221-1072-01,+280200350012

Poipu Crater 12 - Tropical Paradise - Garden/Crate Reviews

Marcia H.
May 2023
We had a lovely stay in this cute condo. Great location with nice amenities.

Ellen F.
April 2023
While the walk to Poipu Beach is under 15 minutes, the location of this VRBO is at the bottom of a large hill, which makes it difficult and not very leisurely to walk to Poipu Beach (although it is possible). The downstairs bedroom does not have A/C (the upstairs bedroom does) and there are some broken blinds, indicating that the place needs just a little TLC. It is worth mentioning that there is an opening between the upstairs bedroom and kitchen, so that reduces privacy. However, these are our only complaints - we were very happy here and would easily return. We loved breakfasts on the patio, felt privacy from neighbors, and had perfect temperature water for all showers. Thank you!

Kelli M.
April 2023
My husband and I were very excited about the opportunity to visit Kauai together and stay in what we thought was a beautifully appointed condo for 9 days. Unfortunately, the photos and reviews for this condo did not meet what we experienced in person at all. I specifically sought out a unit with A/C. It was like a sauna our first 2 days until I complained and a repairman arrived only to find out no one had bothered to add freon.That should have been taken care of prior to our check-in. There were numerous broken and defective items,,,missing vertical blinds, door lock broken, lack of privacy in the master bathroom, the carpeting on the stairs was very dirty, the bedding was thin and ill-fitting (new bedding had to be sent over), the unit is in dire need of paint, stained toilet seats, rusted light fixtures, and numerous other issues that I advised the property manager of. For what we paid, this unit was in unacceptable condition. We also found a pair of balled up children's undies in the bedroom closet on our last day. I would not stay at this property, or any others under the same property management, again. Many individual details were completely disregarded.

Diane K.
April 2023
We were disappointed that the property was not well maintained. The vertical blinds in the living room were a mess and had to be fixed by a handyman. We were not comfortable with leaving them open at night. They should really be replaced with more functional blinds. The fan/light in the upstairs bathroom is VERY dusty and dirty. I didn't turn the fan on for fear it would send lots of dust and dirt down on me. The drawer next to the upstairs sink had hair and debris in it. The toaster didn't work, and had to be replaced, and we got locked into the condo on day three which meant a person had to come out and remove the lock from the outside so that we could get out. We were locked in for nearly 45 minutes. The previous morning we had booked a NaPali Coast catamaran trip and left at 6 AM. If the lock had failed that morning, we would have been asking for a $434 refund since we wouldn't have been able to leave and would have missed our trip. The bed frames in both bedrooms have wood platforms that stick out from the mattress which are a real hazard. My husband and I both walked into these frames and bruised our shins. I have no idea what purpose those protruding frames serve except to inflict harm. We did appreciate the items available in the kitchen like plastic wrap, ziplock bags, foil. The kitchen was well stocked. The pool is very nice. The grounds are really beautiful and well-maintained.

Jason P.
February 2023
Great place to stay in the Southern part of Kauai. Loved the 10 minute walk to Poipu Beach. Property managers were super fast to respond. They also provided a ton of information about the property and local stuff to check out. It really was a streamlined process with little effort to get in. We will miss the evening walks to see the sea turtles and Brennecke's!

michael k.
February 2023
Property is as described. Clean. 2-3 minute drive from beach. Beach is within walking distance, but up and down steep hills. Would really not want to carry much. Owners left beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, wagon, boogie boards... which was much appreciated. The only small critique would be to fix the vertical blinds in the living room so one can open and close. Great house. Would definitely stay again.

Reagan O.
January 2023
Place was clean & loved having starter supplies. Nice to have beach stuff to use. Didn’t love location in the crater but that’s just personal preference. Quick drive to beach. Asked manager questions but she never followed up. Disappointed with that as code for door never worked so used keys instead. Would have liked keyless entry better. Kids were scared of cockroaches..killed two, but realize that can happen anywhere. Overall, probably would not stay again just due to location.

Josh F.
January 2023
Good location, easy check-in. Good communication with hosts. Prompt response from management to questions we had. Would rent from them again.

Jane K.
December 2022
The Poipu Crater is a quiet, tropical enclave just a few minutes walk from the beaches. The condo is sheltered within jungle greenery and those who share the complex are like-minded quiet people. The accommodations within Number 12 are as advertised. The Koloa Kai Management Company is about the best we've ever encountered for a vacation rental property. Great communication, clear messages, always available to answer inquiries. Check in was flawless, instructions were complete and helpful. We recommend this venue. Our second stay in the Crater did not disappoint once again.

David G.
November 2022
We stayed in #12 and were extremely happy with the location. We had a lot of peace and quiet and lush and beautiful surroundings, which is why we ate all our meals out on the lanai. It was only a 10 minute walk to Brenneke and Poipu Beach, but still away from the busy Poipu area. Great condo for the 5 of us. Lots of space, and had a well stocked kitchen.

Cédric P.
November 2022
The vacation rental is conveniently located between Poipu Beach and Shipwrek Beach. It‘s about a 25 minute drive from the airport. We‘ve had some issues with the cleanliness of the place and provided private feedback to Jed and Lisa. They‘ve promised to look into it. Otherwise the place offers everything you need. There is no A/C in the second bedroom on the ground floor.

Shaina S.
November 2022
Poipu area and Lihue access exceptional

Sharon L.
September 2022
Great property. Loved being close to Shipwreck beach

David T.
September 2022
The unit was spotless and ready for us early. The kitchen was the best appointed kitchen I've ever seen at a rental property. Parking was close to the unit as were the swimming pool and barbecues. A short walk takes you to Poipu beach. Never used the air conditioning. Instead we opened up the house and used the overhead fans. A very nice property.

Nikki H.
August 2022
This place was just perfect for our for grown people

Jenn P.
July 2022
Our family of 5 stayed a little over a week. Everything was PERFECT! The location, having a full kitchen, the washer and dryer, and we loved the lanai. It was a great place to be together. Can't rave enough about having AC! In the middle of July, that was a must. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything.

Joseph Y.
July 2022
Poipu Crater #12 was cozy and quiet for our family of 4. We liked the small but well-appointed kitchen with nice dishware, pots/pans. We also liked the comfortable and tastefully decorated living room and clean furniture. The grounds were very quiet, peaceful and convenient, easy to get to the pool and our car parked right outside, which is a nice departure from the huge Hyatt resort and the Poipu hustle and bustle a few minutes away. Location of Poipu Crater is very convenient and close to Poipu and Brennekke's beach and Lawai beach with great snorkeling. Only minor negative points were that the dining room furniture and lanai furniture were a bit large for the cozy space, such that it was a bit difficult for us to move around in those spaces. Also the downstairs shower was pretty small, so we just showered in the upstairs shower which was very nice. Lastly, for a shoes-off place, the off-white rug leading upstairs was a bit dirty.

Kristin A.
June 2022
Easy check-in and the unit was very clean. Located in a secluded community with beautiful tropical foliage views from the lanai that we enjoyed daily for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Pool area was nice and clean and had a ping pong table that the kids enjoyed. Mattresses could be a little thicker and the unit does have an older musty smell to it, but overall we had a great stay and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Sophia H.
June 2022
The property is just as described. Short walk to the beach. Incredibly clean. Great hosts!

Kristen W.
May 2022
Awesome stay! Quaint and quiet area in walking distance to Poipu and Shipwreck beaches

Lindsey R.
March 2022
This location was great for a short walk to beaches, hikes, and restaurants. The spacious condo offered two good sized bedrooms and full bathrooms in addition to multiple common spaces. The upstairs room has an AC unit while the downstairs does not. Although the back porch could use more lighting it was a nice area to enjoy a meal. The kitchen was stocked with everything from kids needs to storage containers. Although we didn't do any cooking at home, the kitchen seemed to be appropriately stocked to do so. We were happily surprised with some beach chairs, boogie boards, toys, a beach cart and other miscellaneous beach things. The pool is visible from the porch and had grills as well as an indoor cooking/seating area available to all. Overall this condo gave us everything we needed for our stay. Our only complaint was the mattresses on the beds as you could feel the springs.

chris h.
March 2022
I found the property clean and as advertised. I would recommend it to friends, and I would stay again

Kori W.
March 2022
This property was in a great location. The condo was nicely decorated and had everything that we needed for our trip. Boogie boards, coolers, cooking utensils, and more. The owners were very quick to respond and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to make it back soon! Thank you again!

David F.
February 2022
Great place to stay, tons of amenities close by and on the property. Would love to come back.

Jennifer A.
February 2022
We loved our stay here. We would absolutely rent again. Responsive hosts.

Rob T.
February 2022
Everything and more to enjoy yourself in Poipu. Garden lanai, quiet private location, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, two bathrooms and all the beach equipment you could need.

Julian G.
January 2022
Great place to stay, kids loved it.

A G.
January 2022
Lovely property. Very clean and well appointed. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Kimberly W.
January 2022
We loved this space - just a 5 minute walk to the beach - but once you were back at the condo, it was so private, with a lovely lanai in a lush setting. Comfortable, clean, light and spacious. Perfect!

LaVerna L.
December 2021
We had a wonderful stay on Kauai. Jed was an excellent host. Communicated everything we needed to do. It was everything we needed. We just needed more time to stay.

Roberta L. H.
November 2021
Excellent location, midway between the Hyatt (where I was attending a conference) and the Poipu Kai Tennis Club (where my husband was working on his game). Ten minute walk to each. Close to Brennecke Beach, complete with green turtles and spectacular sunsets. The property was spotlessly clean, and communication with the property management was excellent. Upon arriving we discovered the clothes dryer was missing a handle; this was remedied within a couple of hours with one phone call. Very nice swimming pool and clubhouse on the property. Very comfortable and enjoyable, a great location on the delightful southern coast.

Barb K.
November 2021
Property was located in a very lush area. Unit 12 was very well decorated. We found that the area has few locations to eat and most close early in the evening.

Jen W.
October 2021
Great property and location. We loved being walking distance from the beach and we spent a lot of time out on the lanai.

Sean N.
July 2021
We loved everything about the place. Lush green grounds in cool crater of a dormant volcano

Morgan L.
June 2021
We had an amazing time, walked to the beach and local restaurants.

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