Makahuena Condo


Rates: $350 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KXX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 141 reviews)
This is an Amazing condo. The kitchen was recently remodeled and fully equipped with all the conveniences giving you the flexibility to eat in if you so desire. Both bathrooms were recently remodeled with modern amenities, LED lighting, customized closets, and they are beautiful!! Incredible sunsets await you from the private lanai with spectacular waves as they meet the cliffs. Also enjoy frequent sightings of a variety of sea life including, dolphins, turtles, seasonal whales and more. Only a 10 minute walk to the swimming beach at Poipu or Shipwreck beach in front of the Hyatt. A beautiful salt water pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, & barbecue are available for your use in the condo complex.

**** Please see our personal website for more photos. Kauaiwaterfrontcondo.net Registration Number: GE-208-961-7408-01, 280200030072, TA-208-961-7408-01

Makahuena Condo Reviews



Amy S.
December 2023
Nothing compares to being so close to the ocean and watching the turtles, dolphins and even a couple of whales! The sunsets are amazing here!


Todd H.
November 2023
Amazing location. Hosts were fantastic.


Brian O.
November 2023
We had a great time and this home was perfect. Amazing views and stocked with everything you and your family will need. Ice chests, beach chairs, umbrella, wagon, boogie boards, etc. we will be back!



October 2023
Washing machine not working. Should have notified me ahead of time. Otherwise our stay was excellent.


Susan P.
October 2023
This condo has the best decor of any I have ever stayed at. Right on the water and the waves will rock you to sleep or keep you awake if you are a light sleeper. We absolutely love staying there and ate many great restaurants. Unfortunately the washing machine was awaiting parts and I wish we had known that in advance we might have planned a few things differently But in the long run it big no difference and we had a fabulous amazing vacation.


Claudio
September 2023
Great! A fantastic place!!


Mary C.
September 2023
This rental is everything that has been written about it and more! The welcome basket was unexpected, but much appreciated. Neither of us had even had a papaya before in our life! YUM! The nightly sunsets were a must and just beautiful, dinners were eaten on the lanai as well. Mornings were spent with coffee and breakfast on the lainai. Being so close to the ocean was the best. We understand why so many repeat visitors have come before us and we hope to become a repeat renter as well. We didn't want to leave!


Melissa A.
August 2023
We loved the view! The unit was clean and well decorated. It was also well stocked with paper products, laundry soap, etc. Great location for getting all over the island. The welcome basket was a thoughtful touch.


Luke G.
August 2023
We had the best time! The condo was beautiful and so much bigger than expected! The kids loved staying there. I can't say enough about the view. We saw turtles every day and dolphins as well. We spent so much time enjoying the ocean view. Would love to stay again!


Elizabeth L.
August 2023
We have lasting memories from the views of our condo overlooking the ocean, watching the sunset, rainbows and turtles. With a spacious layout, we never felt that we were crowded and had enough room to cook meals and enjoy time together. We had excellent communication with the owners, received a beautiful fruit & goodie basket on the table & had many referrals on fun things to do on the island. We are looking forward to returning next year!


sara p.
August 2023
The condo had a great view. Checkin was easy and the property was clean. The property was very well stocked with TP, soaps, spices, coffee filters, etc. These things were much appreciated! The layout was great and the updated kitchen and bathrooms were awesome! We ended up buying beach chairs and an umbrella and left them there for future renters. One item to note that may help others - We couldn’t tell from the listing that it was a first floor unit and that there was a walkway in front of the units so it lacked a bit of privacy. The unit did lack air conditioning which we knew going in. It was doable, but the second bedroom got very warm for our daughter. We did close the shades during the day which helped but in the future, we would rent a unit with air for a summer rental. The unit was also a decent walk from the beach and restaurants. We walked it when we first arrived but found it was a bit far with all our beach gear. That being said, driving to the beach was easy with plenty of parking. Good location between a few great beaches, just may need to be willing to drive. Overall, a great unit and a good location.


Nicole F.
June 2023
It was our 4th time on Kauai and the condo was another fantastic chapter in our love affair with the island! Less than ten feet from the waves, we fell asleep to the sound of the crashing waves each night. The condo was stocked and everything had directions and labels to make our stay super easy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🌈🌺💜


John P.
June 2023
First of all, the view is spectacular! Secondly, the location is perfect. You can walk to the beach, grab a puka dog, walk a little farther there are some great shops including a fantastic place to get a gelato. Finally the condo had everything we needed. We used the community grill a few times. The salt water pool was very clean and the jacuzzi was an added bonus. Amanda who manages the property was also fantastic. She gave us a heads up about an issue at the Lihue airport the night before our departure. We arrived extra early which allowed us to be stress free at the airport as we waited in line to check-in as the app and kiosk were not allowing us to check in. We would stay again!


Lisa K.
June 2023
This condo is great and everything we hoped it would be (and as advertised). The location is perfect, the complex is quiet, but only a 10 minute walk to the action at Poipu. We would love to stay here again on a future visit.


Penny F.
May 2023
Amazing 1 yr Anniversary


Lindy K.
April 2023
This is our second time staying in this incredible condo. The view from the lanai is stunning. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles and beautiful sunsets from the lanai. Very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Highly recommended.


William H.
April 2023
Beautiful property. True vacation spot.Modern upscale accommodations.Spotless.Owners and Property manager pays attention to detail for a relaxing, pleasant stay


Shari C.
March 2023
Our stay at the poipu condo was amazing. The beachfront view was breathtaking!!!! We saw whales right from the lanai every morning! When we needed extra clean towels, the property manager was very prompt and attentive to our requests and needs. She was awesome. From the beginning of our Vrbo reservation, the owners treated us like family staying in their home. Any questions we had , they quickly returned our emails or calls. Highly recommend staying here Thank you 😊


Dicky A.
December 2022
Easily entered. Fans going. We needed to be passive solar savvy. Blinds closed in afternoon until sun went down. Kitchen perfect. Bedrooms and baths clean and working well. Tons of water pressure. Lovely time.


Alicia M.
December 2022
The condo was just as described in the listing and the 2nd bedroom was set with 2 twins per our request. We loved the proximity to the ocean with its beautiful sunset views and the added bonus of whale watching from our lanai! The condo grounds were beautiful and quiet. we'd definitely stay here again!


Dennis L.
December 2022
This was our third time staying in the condo in Poipu. We love the location, enjoying the Lanai for sunrise and sunset was the highlight of each day. The close proximity to Poipu Beach and great snorkeling is also a plus. The access via the digital lock made coming and going much easier. Love the new countertops in the bathrooms and kitchen. We plan to stay here again next year if our schedule allows.


Dani B.
December 2022
Great place to stay! Location, comfort, and cleanliness. It can get quite warm in the condo. The fans are nice, but not quite enough if you're heat-sensitive. Other than that, perfect.


Amy S.
November 2022
We had a fabulous time here! The condo is wonderful! Great kitchen for cooking. The master bedroom is right next to the lanai so we could sleep while listening to the ocean waves. We were able to watch the sunrises and the sunsets from the lanai. Also, we watched turtles and dolphins swimming by us on the lanai! We hope to return soon! Mahalo!


Ashley T.
November 2022
The listing was very accurate and location was perfect. Was able to watch turtles from the lanai and a 2 minute drive to Poipu beach. No AC, but plenty of fans provided which made evenings more than bearable. The unit was stocked with everything you may need during your stay and you could tell they’d put a lot of thought into it. I would stay here again.


Cynthia S.
October 2022
Beautiful ocean view with occasional turtles made our stay special. Kitchen was well stocked allowing us to cook like home. The night sky was amazing even when floating on our backs in the pool. Only drawbacks were lack of air conditioning and screen doors needed repairs.


Walter H.
September 2022
Pros - Location, views, communication Cons - dated, no escape from the heat


PHUONG N.
September 2022
We had a great time, great view of the ocean and sunset. Thanks for the fruits basket we throughly enjoyed all the goodies. We saw turtles couple of times from our lanai. Couldn't be any better.


Eugene S.
September 2022
Nicely maintained and prepared property. On the water with waves splashing on the rocks and turtles and dolphins in view. Also sunset views. Close to shops and restaurants.


Todd B.
September 2022
The owners clearly care about the entire experience for the renters. So many items provided for the renters it was wonderful. We have rented VRBO’s all over the country in prime locations/destinations and have never felt so welcomed. The unit itself, cannot get a better view. Unit is updated and clean. Complex is updated and clean.


Shari M.
September 2022
Beautiful location. Beautiful home. This was the perfect place for me and my family. Well stocked. Clean.


Brian H.
August 2022
Our stay was everything we imagined it would be and more. We had all the comforts of home with the most amazing views. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to visit kauai. Mahalo!


Rowan A.
August 2022
Amazing vacation condo! Big waves breaking all day and night right outside the condo! Saw dolphins, turtles mana rays while having coffee on the deck. Close to the beach and also had a great pool. The condo is well done and very comfortable for our family of 4 Can not wait to return!


Sue C.
July 2022
Everything about this property was just as described! The Location is Breathtaking!! We shared with special friends - 2 couples total and we had such an Amazing trip! I must have 100 pictures of sunsets… every night we made sure to sit on lanai to watch…. GORGEOUS!! Highly recommend this property! We had no complaints or problems!! ENJOY!! It had been 16 years since we visited Kauai and were thrilled to see it is still So Beautiful and quaint!!


Allison M.
July 2022
Well-equipped, well-maintained and conveniently located condo. Enjoyed the views, pool and Pickleball! Saw turtles in the ocean from the lanai and our own personal blowhole! Enjoyed the convenience of the dishwasher, washer and dryer and two bathrooms!


Lourdes C.
July 2022
This location in Poipu was perfect. Close to both Poipu & Shipwreck beach. The views from the patio were fabulous. Bud and Amanda were wonderful to work with and any small thing that came up was addressed immediately. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us and can’t wait to return ❤️


Gene S.
July 2022
We stayed in Bud and Kathy's Condo for 7 magic nights. Communication from Bud was quick and complete prior to the stay and lightening fast from on island contact for the one need (which was I can't read instructions!). From the Welcome Basket and note on arrival to the ease in leaving they have mastered everything a 5 star host should in this condo (extra bath towels, beach towels, fishing rods, a trolley for the longish walk to load and unload car!) Property is as advertised or better, the crashing of waves on the rocks for 7 days/nights is right outside the screen door to master and adjoining living room. Sunset from the deck is soothing evening place for dinner, full sized everything in the kitchen which was well enough stocked. All of the appliances work, the pool and hot tub are relaxing and come with the welcomed trade winds. This is my second stay in Poipu, and I hope to return to Bud and Kathy's Oasis again soon. The value is excellent for this property, a bit of a splurge but worth every penny and then some!


Jefferson G.
July 2022
Take a roomy condo, combine with the ideal ocean view and great hospitality, and you have the perfect stay in Kauai. Our visit started with easy check-in and a nice welcome basket from our hosts, then we enjoyed falling asleep to the pounding surf every night. Being away from the more commercial areas of Kauai was another plus. We can’t recommend this place highly enough and definitely would stay here again. Thanks!


Angela E.
June 2022
This was a fantastic property, we loved it! Our condo had the best views. Truly as fantastic as the photos!!


Mark M.
June 2022
The property is exactly as advertised. Perfect location and close to great beaches with snorkeling and boogie boarding for the whole family. The sunset and ocean views from the lanai are spectacular. Falling asleep and waking every day to the sound of crashing waves was incredible. Owners were great to work with, too. Thanks Bud and Kathy!


Lynn W.
May 2022
Spectacular location, clean, well-equipped property. Host is super responsive.


Henry C.
May 2022
We enjoyed our visit. The Lanai is overlooking the water and is situated to allow the best sunset views. The location is close to the Grand Hyatt which has great restaurants. We would rent again.


Rick W.
April 2022
Had a great time and thought it was an excellent location at e reasonable cost. Close quarters made privacy and sound management somewhat of a challenge.


Amanda G.
April 2022
Stayed here for a few days with friends. There was plenty of space for all of us. Spent most of our time out on the patio since the weather was nice and the view was spectacular. Took advantage of the nearby beaches, the pool and hot tub, and the grills available at the complex. Great location! The only downside is no AC, although from what I understand that is typical in Hawaii. Luckily the weather was nice and there were plenty of fans.


Christine T.
April 2022
Loved the aloha gift basket. No A/C, but fans, cross breezes, and water/ice dispenser kept unit comfortable in March. Home style feel. Detailed instructions from owner.


Mary O.
March 2022
Beautiful property, plenty of room for 2 couples to spread out. We love the openness and made sure we were back for Happy Hour and the amazing sunsets on the lanai. Kitchen was well stocked, we used the grills for fresh Ahi. Great hikes nearby and close to everything- loved Koloa town, Waimea Canyon and kayaking in Wailua. Hope to return next year!


Larry
March 2022
This place was unbelievable, such a relaxing patio with views of the surf crashing on the rocks, sea turtles, and whales breaching in the distance. The interior is a little older, but well kept. The location on the water with the view is everything , we walked to a beach from both sides.


Michele M.
February 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bud and Kathy's condo. It was clean and comfortable and the sound of the crashing waves outside our bedroom at night had us sleeping like a baby. Not to mention having our coffee in the morning and cocktail hour at night on the lanai watching the whales frolic right in front of us. Stunning!


Sara F.
January 2022
The condo is situated right on the coast - perfect for watching whales, dolphins and turtles go by. We stayed in late December and were able to see whales and dolphins from the lanai. Besides the fabulous location, the condo is well stocked, clean and updated. The location in Poipu is a great starting point for many adventures. I highly recommend snorkeling at nearby Lawai Beach, walking the Heritage Trail (which starts at Shipwreck Beach), and driving up to Waimea Canyon. Amanda, the property manager, was incredibly helpful and nice - reach out to her if you have any issues at all. The only drawback was with the lack of storage in the master bedroom. My husband and I didn’t unpack our suitcases for the week because there was so little space for clothing. I would definitely recommend this VRBO!


Diane N.
January 2022
Loved, loved the location! One of the best family vacations.


ed c.
December 2021
Great unit in an excellent location, unit is 10(?) feet from the cliff's edge with great views, nothing to block the views from the porch , @ 10 min walk to Poipu Beach and Brenneckes Beach, kitchen fully stocked with everything needed and snorkelling and other gear provided, big bedrooms, compex has a pool but didn't use it, definitely recommend and if returning to Kauai would happily stay here again


melinda j.
December 2021
No way to describe how amazing the view is from the lanai. Turtles! Dolphins! Rainbows! Sea spray! Falling asleep to the sound of waves! The ocean is right outside your door! And close to beaches and little fish coffee. Couldn’t be better. Snorkeled everyday.


Janet H.
November 2021
This place was everything we expected! View was amazing with the ocean, turtles and we got to see a few whales...the drive to the beach was quick and it was just as we hoped. This was our first time here and would love to come back. I would recommend this place highly!!! Only back draw was no air conditioning and even with closing everything up in the afternoon it was almost unbearable....but the pool was right there for us to cool off!


Carole S.
November 2021
Very happy with our stay at Bud and Kathy's condo. Both the condo unit and complex are clean, quiet and well taken care of! Sunsets from the lanai are great. Also enjoyed daily turtle and dolphin sightings.


Craig B.
October 2021
This condo was all that was posted, plus some! Beautifully updated kitchen and bathrooms and awesome views that included dolphins and sea turtles daily! Bud was very prompt with our questions. Would definitely stay here again. Mary B


Dianna S.
October 2021
Due to many Covid delays, this was our Honeymoon/ 2nd anniversary dream trip to Hawaii. Bud and Kathy's condo is beautiful!! The pictures do not do it justice! The View is everything and more. Watching the pounding surf and spectacular sunsets from the lanai every day was a highlight of the stay! We saw numerous sea turtles and a couple of dolphin pods swim by! The condo is stocked with everything you could possibly need and is beautifully updated and so clean!! Located between 2 beautiful beaches, Po'piu and Shipwreck beach, each within walking distance. Although we did not even have time to enjoy the pool, we did check it out and it looked very inviting! We highly recommend Bud and Kathy's condo for a true home away from home stay!


Keith M.
October 2021
It is a "hike" to the condo when dealing with luggage, groceries, etc., however the view is outstanding! The condo stays very warm and muggy (proximity to breaking waves?). No AC.


Susan P.
September 2021
Wonderfully appointed condo in a great location. Walking distance to Poipu Beach. Terrific restaurants all around- we took Bud’s advice and made reservations at Dolphin Poipu, Eating House 1849, Red Salt. And south East Asian. Lunch at Honu Bar. All terrific. Gets a little hot in the afternoon but it is Aloha time.


Rodrigo M.
September 2021
The place and location is awesome, really enjoyed it and can’t wait to be back


David M.
September 2021
The listed property was exactly as advertised. Would go back tomorrow if I could


Barbara M.
August 2021
Beautiful property with great view. Bathrooms are very nice and overall very well appointed. The kitchen is nicely stocked. One of the better properties around and in a great location.


Vanessa M.
August 2021
The location was great the set up of the condo was awesome. Only thing I wish I had was AC other than that everything else was amazing..


Pete B.
August 2021
We had a terrific vacation at this condo. The view from the lanai is outstanding with turtles, rays, and dolphins parading by on a regular basis, it was so relaxing and enjoyable to just sit and watch. The condo complex is very well maintained. The pool and spa were sparkling clean. It was also very quiet. The beds were very comfortable which is something that my wife and I are sensitive to. The condo is comfortable and well furnished, the kitchen has everything that we needed. All and all we had a very pleasant time and were glad that we were able to stay there.


harry f.
August 2021
Hope to stay here again


Sue B.
August 2021
This condo was exactly as advertised. Beautiful views of ocean and sunsets and sunrises. No reason to leave it. We stayed in a lot and cooked most meals here.


Luis
July 2021
The property was as advertised, the view from balcony is just breathtaking (excellent!), clean


Terry M.
July 2021
Lovely time!


Denny M.
June 2021
The unit is in the most beautiful location.

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

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