Makahuena Rental

Rates: $428 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTTX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 199 reviews)
Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the Lanai with a beautiful ocean view. You may see a pod of dolphins swim by, or whales breaching in the winter months. Watch the sunrise and sunset from the Makahuena point, just steps from our unit.

This beautiful 2 BR 2 BA, ocean view, second floor condo is 1150 SF, and has recently been updated in 2017 with new windows, new patio doors and new shower tiles after being totally remodeled in 2011. This unit has new tile floors throughout, and laminate wood floors in both bedrooms. The entire condo is furnished with brand new furniture.

A new gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, and new appliances provide everything you need to comfortably prepare your meals. The Makahuena barbeque pavilion is right outside the condo. The living room is spacious, and includes a sleeper sofa, flat screen television with Blue Ray/DVD player. Some DVDs are provided. The large master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed with a brand new pillow top mattress. The attached bathroom has also been tastefully remodeled. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, and gorgeous mahogany furniture. The entire unit has new wood window coverings that offer privacy.

For your use and enjoyment we have provided beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, a large ice chest, and games. 2 Pickle Ball paddles and 2 tennis racquets are also provided for your use at the Makahuena tennis/Pickle Ball court. The complex also has a pool with a hot tub with a wonderful ocean view.

The beautiful Makahuena complex is only a few minutes walk to the world renown Poipu Beach, Brennecke Beach, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel with its fine dining.

Enjoy your stay in the sunny south shore of Kauai!

Keywords: Ocean View condo Registration Number: GE-118-055-1168-01, TA-118-055-1168-01

Makahuena Rental Reviews

Mark B.
March 2024
Great Place and location…had everything we needed and more!!!! Thanks

Chase K.
February 2024
Property was very nice. Pool and jcuz. Turtles off the reef out front. Whales seen jumping from the balcony. Nice comfortable place. Very impressed.

Colette D.
February 2024
This is a great rental property. The unit is clean and well stocked with everything you need to be comfortable…..the place just feels like home. The location can’t be beat and it is an easy drive to get anywhere on the island. The view is spectacular, we especially love seeing the whales and viewing the sunset is popular with many people staying at this property. The pool and hot tub are a nice option and fabulous beaches are within walking distance. Turtles and Monk Seals are often on the beaches. Even though there are good restaurants nearby the condo is still in a quiet neighborhood. Beat of both worlds! Can’t wait to go back!

Sharla H.
February 2024
Wonderful condo with lots of extras to make the stay enjoyable. Beautiful location and setting. Great communication from the owners. The kitchen is well stocked.

Larry M.
February 2024
Great place to stay. Property manager (Evelyn) was exceptionally attentive.

Amanda B.
January 2024
My family of 6 (4 teens) stayed here from Jan2-9. Condo was a little tight for 6 adult sized people, but we're in Hawaii, we made it work. We ended up borrowing an air mattress from a friend and had that in the second bedroom, so only one person slept on the pull-out bed. Condo was great. We love this location in Kauai. We loved being able to watch the sun rise and set over the ocean each day. I loved sitting on the balcony each morning while I ate breakfast. One morning the whales were really putting on a show that i could just sit and enjoy watching. We loved being able to walk to the Grand Hyatt for coffee. We loved being able to walk to get a Puka dog. We loved that the turtles and monk seal beaches could be walked to, along with a snorkel beach and a boogie board beach. We loved walking and looking in the tide pools. We used the cooler a few times and enjoyed the boogie boards and chairs that came with the condo. I never cooked a dinner in the condo but the kitchen seemed well stocked. Plenty of pillows and towels. Having beach towels there was great. I would recommend this condo to anyone and would come back in a heartbeat.

Michael B.
January 2024
1203 was very comfortable for my wife and two adult children. The unit was clean and appointed as described. The management group was ver communicative and accommodating.

Anne W.
December 2023
The property was absolutely beautiful and well kept. The condo itself was better than even the pictures and the pictures are nice! The view of the ocean from the balcony and then walking right out front and watching the sunrise and also sunset topped it all!

Amy S.
December 2023
Such a special place! Quick walks to the beaches nearby!

Danielle C.
November 2023
We have stayed at this property on four different occasions. We are never disappointed with the views or locations.

Shu-Chen W.
October 2023
An enjoyable stay!!

John S.
October 2023
We’ve been to Hawaii more than a dozen times, and this condo is definitely a find, and a value. The unit is well maintained/upgraded, and very tastefully decorated. The bed is very comfortable. The furniture and the kitchen appliances seem new. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware in good condition. Even the beach chairs and umbrella are quality. The Makahuena complex itself is a bit weathered, and pretty bare-bones, but the grounds are nicely maintained. There seems to be a mix of mainly visitors with some residents. The complex is situated on beautiful lava cliffs that the waves crash against endlessly. If you come, make sure to visit Poipu beach at sunset to watch the Green Sea Turtles haul themselves onto shore for the night.

September 2023
Hot and humid No air conditioning. Bedroom window was not functional. Loved the condo. Just needed air. Also noisy at this time due to maintenance on the building and grounds. Walkable to 2 beaches.

Quinn C.
September 2023
Wonderful property!! So spacious, stylish, and comfortable. No a/c (very typical for hawaiian homes) but it was never a problem for our family. They had multiple fans in the rooms AND effective ceiling fans. There was never any direct sun into the home which kept the home at an easy temp all day. Over all it was a great place to stay!

Ulf T.
September 2023
Excellent equipped kitchen. Close to great beaches. Nicely located. Note: no air conditioning. Can get really warm. Unfortunately we could not open the window in the main bedroom. Overall we recommend the nice condo.

Anita B.
August 2023
We had a terrific visit. I just loved sitting in the lounge chairs overlooking the ocean first thing in the morning!

Claire J.
July 2023
We had a wonderful stay! Love the location, the pool and beautiful scenery!

Angelika R.
May 2023
Property was amazing. Clean. The view was stunning.

Kandy S.
May 2023
I believe I have rented this condo in the past. It was very nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable! I definitely will come back! Mahalo for such a nice accommodation on Kauai

david J.
April 2023
Great location with nice view of the ocean. The unit was as good or better than the pictures. Facilities were well cared for and the maintenance crew was friendly and helpful.

Jessica R.
April 2023
This condo was beyond expectations, the pictures don't do this place justice! Perfect balcony for morning coffee and listening to the waves crash! Well thought out in everything stocked! I knew going in that there was no AC but fans in every room made for a great atmosphere! I would book here again in a heartbeat!

Laura G.
April 2023
We loved Kauai and had a great stay at this spacious and beautiful condo. Wonderful location and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony spotting whales. I didn’t give this condo five stars because the beds were not comfortable, which impacted our sleep for the 9 nights we were here. We’d definitely recommend the purchase of new beds given the price point of a nightly stay at this condo. I’d also suggest a kettle for the kitchen. Thank you!

Jared R.
April 2023
As advertised. Clean and equipped with all we needed for our visit. Good communication and response from owner/condo manager. Easy walk into town. Would rent there again.

Lindsay N.
March 2023
The views from the complex are some of the best we saw while here- watched whales in the morning and evening and then took a quick drive down to the beach to witness seals and turtles on the shore. Had a great time snorkeling! Would highly recommend this unit to anyone!

Francois C.
March 2023
Enough Space for 5 and in a beautiful spot. The ocean vue was incredible

Colette D.
March 2023
This unit is well stocked a great layout and clean - you will not be disappointed! It is accessible to great beaches within walking distance and it is also a great location if you want to drive and explore other parts of the island without spending all your time in your vehicle. The complex is safe and other guests and condo owners are friendly. If you want to get advice on what to do on the island just chat to anyone in the hot tub - it is a great way to hear honest reviews and get recommendations on excursions and activities.

Benjamin C.
January 2023
Loved our stay - walking distance to Shipwreck Beach in front of the Grand Hyatt and to Poipu Beach in the other direction. We enjoyed the pool and the tennis court too. Ocean view from the balcony and we watched the whales play almost every day.

Barb R.
January 2023
We stayed in Rodney's condo for 4 nights in January 2022. We realized that while we received "check in" details, when we arrived, we noticed we hadn't received the information needed to get into the condo. I had to make a couple of phone calls to the property manager, who quickly gave me the information that was needed so that we could gain access. That was really the only snafu that we encountered. The condo was exactly as advertised. The beds were super comfortable, and it had a great deal of space where we could all spread out and enjoy our stay. The condo does not have air conditioning, so we kept the blinds shut in the morning due to the morning sun and left all windows and fans going at was very comfortable. Thank you for allowing us to use your gorgeous property! p.s. make sure to take a walk down past the gate in the AM and watch the sea turtles! Totally amazing!

Sandra - Green Fox Events D.
January 2023
This unit was great for our family and the property manager Novella was extremely responsive and professional.

Oana G.
December 2022
Great property, spacious rooms, on a fabulous location!

Pam S.
December 2022
Perfect location, wonderful views. Condo equipped with everything that we needed and more! We snorkeled, dived, watched whales, turtles and seals. Enjoyed exploring whole island over holidays! Highly recommend! Mahalo

Dhaval D.
December 2022
Nice location on south shore, which is best for a trip in winter. It was a spacious place for a family of 4. Ocean view from Lanai.

Amberly H.
December 2022
The property is beautiful, clean, and well stocked. Everyone is so friendly. The ocean view is amazing!!

Tara H.
December 2022
Loved our stay! Condo was nicely appointed and very comfortable.

Kathleen N.
November 2022
This host had amazing communication! Before we arrived he informed us of entry information. When we checked in, there was a packet of information about the surrounding area and the island. The condo was beautiful and close to Poipu Beach Park. We had great kitchen equipment, and lots of beach supplies. The only disadvantage was my son would have liked air conditioning. I really didn’t mind being without it. Great place to stay!

Arman W.
November 2022
Near water, good location, clean

Kim A.
November 2022
The condo was exactly what we wanted. Close to the beach, a good space for my family of 6. The pool and hot tub were enjoyed by all of us daily after long days of adventures. Within 5 minutes of Poipu Beach, shops, restaurants. The closet with some beach toys, chairs, umbrella, ice chest etc was very much appreciated. Neighbors were all quiet and respectful. We enjoyed using the onside BBQ as well. Would absolutely stay again.

Cynthia M.
October 2022
Condo was great! Everything was “as advertised “ we would stay here again!

Praveena M.
October 2022
The stay was comfortable and we enjoyed the location of the rental. It was close to all of the south beaches.

Leonard S.
October 2022
Loved the unit and everything the complex offered. Location was awesome. We did have warm nights but fans helped,

Rachel K.
September 2022
Beautiful condo with everything you need for a great Kauai vacation! We loved it here!

Patricia L.
September 2022
Although we didn’t spend a lot of time at the place we loved it!

Jon W.
August 2022
Great location and reasonable price

Sarah T.
August 2022
This is probably the most well-appointed property I've ever stayed in... crock pot... rice cooker... plenty of dishes, towels, and bedding for four people... lots of fun beach stuff... It's amazing. The view is stunning, and our family of four had plenty of room to spread out. Rodney was a great communicator, and we would absolutely stay here again.

Leland C.
July 2022
Nice relaxing place to stay in Poipu.

Dorothy A.
July 2022
Great condo in a great location! Very well stocked.

Elliot W.
June 2022
This was a great home-base for many Kauai adventures! Very peaceful with nice pool and impressive tidal spray. Pihea trail at the top of Waimea drive is not to be missed! The National Tropical Botanical Garden was also fantastic.

Emily S.
May 2022
Nice condo, just what we were looking for.

Rafael S.
May 2022
Friendly neighbors, the grounds were well-maintained, great Ocean view as we eat breakfast every morning on the patio, the place was clean, Enough linens, kitchen tools, and beach gear. Everything was well-stocked.

Terry A.
April 2022
We had a nice stay at this condo, nothing bad just ok. I read the description and reviews and knew there was no ac, I thought we would be ok, but we were hot. After being gone all day, and closing up the windows as instructed, it was stuffy. It was difficult to cool the main bedroom down, even with all the fans provided. We found the condo to be pretty clean but the floors were filthy. We had to keep our socks or shoes on. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai for breakfast and for a glass of wine at night and listen to the crashing waves. It is well located to drive easily to the beaches or places to eat. The complex is aging but the grounds are very well taken care of.

April 2022
We really liked the unit, the location and the really great way we were treated.

David W.
March 2022
Very clean property. Great location. Communication with owner and property manager was excellent.

Wes N.
March 2022
The check in process was simple. The view was spectacular. We spent every morning on the balcony enjoying our view of the ocean.

Sherry J.
March 2022
We really enjoyed the place. Loved drinking coffee in the morning on the balcony. We saw whales, spinner dolphins and turtles. The owner and property management were very accommodating. Giving 5 stars!!

Colette D.
March 2022
We had a wonderful stay in this condo and truly enjoyed the location. The condo and grounds are clean and quiet. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay and many items available to explore the island. We would be lost without the chairs and umbrellas seeing as we were at one of the amazing beaches every day. The new barbecues on the grounds are a great upgrade.

Lois S.
March 2022
The unit was located near the beaches but we took a car as Poipu Beach was farther.The unit had everything you needed. The TV was no that easy to work and had to ask for help.The pool/spa was very nicely tiled. They were nice and got some regular size beach chairs for those of us that need easy access.We brought supplies as there is not a lot of grocery shopping or resturants around..but it depends on your diet. Keokis is always good and we tried a new place Lillikai near the harbor area.The price quoted was higher than I had paid and then with fees was higher but it is high season and this was a nicely maintain resort and condo.

Cliff R.
March 2022
This was a perfect house for our family of 6. We had 4 adults and 2 children and the highlight was the pool. Most of our mornings were spent at nearby Poipu Beach, which is also excellent for kids, home for lunch and then the pool in the afternoon. The solar heating for the pool was very effective. The home was very well appointed including smart TV’s for streaming for the kids.

Erin S.
January 2022
The space was large, comfortable, and had great amenities, especially for the beach! It was so nice being close to many great beaches, restaurants, and shops. And the whale watching from the deck or viewing the sunset on the communal grassy area, was pretty amazing... We definitely enjoyed our stay!

January 2022
Really liked this accomodation and location. Poipu is a such a great spot on Kauai. Very well stocked and had a great layout. Would stay there again for sure.

January 2022
Communication was top notch from start to finish. Place was great. We didn’t rent a car for our stay and probably should have. The walk to the beach is about 15 minutes and carrying stuff for the day at the beach was sometimes challenging. The condo was nice. One of the twin beds was super squeaky, so every time my son moved, it woke my daughter. The TV in the master wasn’t working, but that was fine. The first night there, we went to the hot tub, but it was cold - went back the next night and it was fixed and hot. Really enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend.

January 2022
Loved our time at Makahuena. The property has beautiful views and is a short walk or drive to many swimmable beaches. Appreciated having chairs, snorkel equipment, etc available for use. Would stay here again!

Sichi L.
December 2021
The pictures do not do this property any justice. The views from the lanai are beautiful. Quick walk to numerous lookouts around the property and you will not be disappointed. The home is spacious and nicely decorated. We were there for short trip so we didn't eat in but from what we saw, the home had all the utensils and appliances one would need. The property was well maintained and the neighbors were wonderful. Novella is who we worked with for this trip and she was a amazing! She sent me a text to check in on us and see if we needed anything. Prior to our arrival, I had a great time chatting with her on the phone. Overall a great experience and we will definitely be back.

Alana L.
November 2021
We LOVED staying here! The condo was fantastic. Well stocked, comfortable beds and living room. Great Hawaiian decor and feel. The ocean view lanai was so lovely in the mornings and late afternoons. So happy with our stay there, we can't wait to come back! The property grounds were beautiful and well kept. Great location. Overall super happy with our choice. Thank you for a great stay for our first time to Kauai!!

Elizabeth G.
November 2021
very relaxing and beautiful location

Lori R.
November 2021
Clean, very roomy condo. Super nice. Great beds and appliances. Condo had everything we needed for beach. Pool and hot tub were nice and warm. Beautiful views from balcony. No complaints at all. Nice walking path to Shipwreck Beach,

Tonya T.
September 2021
The property manager was great to deal with. We asked for extra pillows & arrived to find 2 brand new packs, very nice! The condo is nice & has a great balcony over the courtyard & a beautiful ocean view. I would suggest some hooks on the balcony for wet things & maybe a small smart tv for the 2nd bedroom. We watched late night movies on a laptop. I'm glad we didn't go in the heat of summer because we were all quite hot the whole time. There's a nice breeze but us Coloradoans would have liked a little more coolness! Thanks for the great stay!

Frederic B.
August 2021
The condo at Poipu was really great. We had an awesome time and cannot wait to go back. The condo in itself was in great condition with all necessary amenities. The best part was its location in Poipu. We traveled all over the island and thought that was the best place to have a condo. walking distance from Poipu beach and Puka Dog...And frankly centrally located to go anywhere on the island.

Jason M.
August 2021
Perfectly situated condo near the ocean! My wife and I and our 3 teenagers loved our stay here! Right on the water's edge with a great patio to enjoy the breeze and relax. Walking path on edge of property you can take to shipwreck beach for amazing views or quick drive to Poipu beach. Highly recommended!

August 2021
Location was excellent. Nice ocean view, pool, decor, plenty of amenities from paper towels to beach chairs. Comfortable furniture and lots of fans for improved ventilation. Kitchen well-equipped. We would absolutely stay again.

Sara I.
July 2021
We had a really nice stay in Poipu at the end of a two week trip in the islands. The condo is well-stocked and very clean. The balcony is so nice to sit at and enjoy the view. While we didn't use them, the complex's pool and tennis courts looked great. We loved the location, too - we were able to hike along the coast right from our unit. I am rating this unit a three for a few reasons. First of all, there were a few things broken in the unit when we arrived, including the television in the master bedroom that wouldn't turn on as well as a window in the master bedroom with a broken spring that wouldn't stay open without the provided stick. It addition, the condo was very hard to cool down. Now, we did stay in July, so other times of year may be better, but it is just very hard to get airflow through the unit even with fans and all the windows open. Also, the unit has giant, beautiful windows facing the main courtyard of the complex from both the master bedroom and the living room. This is great during the day! It isn't as great when the sun goes down because everyone in the complex can see in. In order to get any airflow at all, you have to keep the windows open. However, the window coverings in the unit didn't allow airflow, so we had to leave them open. It left us with no privacy in the evenings. We also had a poor experience with the property manager, which I am hoping was just with us. We got an email the day before we were arriving thanking us for our stay and giving us check-out instructions for the next day. I called to confirm everything and was told it was sent by mistake. Totally fine. We arrived at the unit from another location on Kauai. We were out on a boat tour on the north shore in the morning, so we moseyed along the coast coming south until we could check in at 4pm. When we arrived at the unit, we were all tired and in need of a shower, but the cleaning crew had just gotten there. I called the property manager, and she told me that she thought we were not arriving until 6pm, which I never told her. We were not allowed to go into the unit so that it could be cleaned. Her only offer of help was to let us leave our bags out on the balcony.

JaMe C.
July 2021
We just spent the week in this rental. It had everything that we needed. It was accessible to beaches via a short 10-15 minute walk. The property owner and manager were very helpful prior to our stay.

Ryan S.
July 2021
Our stay at the condo was absolutely delightful!!! Being able to see the ocean from our balcony was awesome. Location was stellar!!! We would definitely recommend and plan to stay here again in the future. Thanks so much!!!

Chris P.
June 2021
We loved this condo. It has great vibes, a nice view of the ocean and the garden courtyard, and all the amenities except for AC. The memory foam pad on the master bed combined with no AC was a little too warm some nights, but other than that, it had everything we could ask for.

Soo K.
June 2021
Great view and nice amenities!

Tad C.
June 2021
Would rent again without hesitation.

Agnes P.
March 2019
We had a nice stay here for 6 nights. It felt just like home. The kitchen has pots and pans we needed for cooking; plenty of utensils, plates, etc. it’s like my own kitchen. There’s no aircondition but it didn’t bother us. The electric fan was good enough. Maybe it would be an inconvenience for those who are checking-in in the summer months. The location of the condo is good, a short walk to Poipu Park. We are family of 6, the one thing that I wish they have is a big sofa bed. It’s a bit small for 2 but we made it work. I would recommend this condo to friends and family for sure. Mahalo from my family to yours. Burbank, CA March 15-March 21, 2019

Mike G.
March 2019
Very spacious, clean safe environment. Swimming pool and hot tub were very nice. Had outdoor grills to cook on. Bathrooms very spacious and clean. Had a great time with great communication . Would stay here again.

Gary A.
March 2019
The two of us along with our son and daughter-in-law greatly enjoyed our stay at Makahuena 1203. The layout of the unit was very good. We found ample closet and drawer space for storing our stuff. Furnishings and appliances were new and very functional. Ample good quality dishes, glasses, cups, utensils, and cooking gear were available. The bathrooms and especially the showers were great. The owners provided a number of items for beach and ocean entertainment. The lanai provided a nice spot to relax and enjoy the view of the Pacific. Unfortunately, the pool water was a bit cold making it difficult to spend much time in the water. The jacuzzi ceased functioning after the second day. This was disappointing. I would recommend increasing toilet paper and Kleenex supplies commensurate with rental duration and number of people. Evelyn was great. She quickly answered all questions and dealt with all issues. Thanks for the extended check-out time!

Colette D.
February 2019
This was our second time at this condo and we had another fabulous trip. We love the pool and hot tub and the convenience of the location. The condo suits our group of 6 perfectly. We ate all of our meals at the condo and the kitchen had every appliance and utensil needed for a variety of meals. Watching the whales from the lanai every morning is always a highlight for me! I would definitely recommend this condo.

Sandy B.
February 2019
We really enjoyed our short stay on Kauai. The Makahuena grounds were beautiful and quiet, and it was a short walk to everywhere we wanted to go....Shipwrecks, Brennecke's Beach, Waiohai Beach etc.... The condo was beautiful, comfortable and had everything we needed...masks, ice chest, beach towels, chairs. We highly recommend staying in this unit on your next visit to the South Shore of Kauai! :)

John A.
February 2019
Wonderful as always. We’ve been here many times.

Debra F.
January 2019
As described on listing. We were pretty busy sightseeing but could have enjoyed ourselves just relaxing there.

Peter G.
January 2019
Poipu is a great area and this apartment is right on the water. Short walk to two different beaches. The apartment was clean with plenty of towels etc.. Easy to park and get to and from. Would come back if the opportunity arises.

January 2019
Excellent location, the beautiful sunsets from the property and nice pool and hot tub area

Ken W.
January 2019
This was a really great condo on Kauai! Great layout and plenty of space. Condo is in great condition, furniture was great, new bathrooms, kitchen was well appointed, and the balcony was super. Amazing views of the ocean with a number of whales sighted while we were there. Condo has great location in the complex: close to the pool entrance, grills, and parking. Has beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. to enjoy on the beach. The broader Poipu Kai area that this condo is part of is also really nice. Peaceful, quiet roads, and walking/running trails. Shops and restaurants are close by as well. Our bar is pretty high so our 4 star is probably a 5 star for most. The only two items that made it 4 stars were it did not have A/C and it did not have direct beach access. Both of these were known and are preferences for our family that may not be as relevant for others. We were there in Dec so the lack of AC was not as big of an issue but it was still warm and the beach was a short (~10min) walk away. The beach walk wasn't as big of an issue as I expected as it was a nice little stroll to both beaches. Would recommend bringing a tote bag to help carry towels, sunscreen, and other items for the walk. You can also drive and it is a very short drive and there is ample parking at the beaches. During peak season parking will fill up by late morning. We would recommend this condo and would not hesitate to stay here again on Kauai.

Dana M.
December 2018
We enjoyed our time in this unit. It was spacious, equipped and the location was easily accessible to the properties facilities and beaches in the area.

susan c.
January 2014
This spot is a great location in Poipu, quiet and beautiful. Our condo, 1203 was recently renovated in 2011, the bathroom showers need a little work is all. The condo was fully equipped with beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, snorkels, boogie boards, sand toys, tennis rackets, balls, water noodles the list goes on and on, if you rent this unit you need not bring a anything. The kitchen has all the utensils you would find in your own home. Our unit had a nice view of the ocean, we would whale watch every morning, incredible site to see the humpbacks breaching! The sunsets from the point at this condo complex were beautiful. The owners of this unit were very reachable, helpful and friendly. The outside of the Makahuena needs a little tender loving care (outside paint job) the grounds are meticulously kept, the swimming pool and hot tub are small but also meticulously kept and not ever busy. Shipwreck Beach, Brennecke Beach, Poipu Beach are all within walking distance! Shipwreck Beach is a great spot to Boogie Board for the experienced,and there you will find cliff jumpers! There is also an incredible walk (2 miles) to Gilligans Beach and beyond. I highly recommend this walk. Poipu Beach is great for the beginner Boogie Boarder, this beach has something for everyone and it is right next to the Sheraton, avoid eating lunch there though, very expensive, we paid over $200 for seven (7) sandwiches!! Brennecke Beach, is a good spot to snorkel, boogie board etc. It too has something for everyone. We hiked the Kalalau Trail to the falls and it was stunning and sunny! I highly recommend it. The write ups on it can be intimidating. Our group ranged from 65 to 11 and we all made it, and some of us even swam up to the falls. Just wear the appropriate shoes and carry drinking water and pack a good lunch. We definitely will go back - Kauai is an amazing Island, Poipu was sunny, warm and glorious! Stayed December 2013, traveled with family

August 2013
We stayed at this condo for two nights, and found the condo itself very clean and welcoming. The grounds were very well kept and beautiful and the owners were very good to deal with in booking and answering questions. It was however noisy at night, as not everyone adhered to the rule of quiet after 9pm. With no a/c, and the warmer than usual temperatures, the windows had to be open, and the neighbor's sounded literally like they were in our room talking, well after midnight. Both nights had this unfortunate occurrence, and on top of a late night, our last morning also had us awake at 5:15am, as other travelers were up this early packing up and leaving, none too quietly with their little ones. Making us rather tired for our own flight out that night. If you don't mind noise and are a bit of a night owl, it is a great location with beaches and shopping nearby.

March 2013
We stayed here for a wonderful week in March 2013. The condo was just as the photos show it -- perhaps bigger in feel. Everything was new and clean in the condo, and the location is an easy walk to both Brennecke's and Shipwreck beach. Great to get there and find a boogie board, snorkeling gear, tennis rackets, beach towels, coolers and beach chairs. The view is beautiful – nothing more relaxing than early morning coffee or evening mai tais looking out to the whales breaching.

Lisa B.
March 2013
This condo is in a fantastic location - southern most tip of the US - for wonderful whale watching! Each evening we headed outside to watch whales breaching, dolphins jumping and sea turtles. Everything we needed was available for use in the condo - kitchen supplies, fresh beach towels, sand toys, boogie boards (very thoughtful of the owners). The master bedroom is terrific and the flow of the condo especially nice. Only downside is that you are in a condo... which means you hear your neighbors at times (above and below). We'll absolutely be back!

February 2013
We were two 50+ couples that shared this unit from Jan. 30th to Feb.13th. The location was perfect with regard to the proximity to Poipu Beach, Brennakes Beach and Shipwreck Beach. We found them to have the absolute best conditions for swimming and sunning as opposed to north side beaches which were mostly closed due to high surf. Also close to Merrimans, Roys and Casa D’amici for fine dining and the Plantation Gardens. The unit is exactly as described by many others with regard to an ocean view that found us sitting on the lanai with our coffee each morning watching for whales and we were never disappointed. The decorating of this unit was great and it has everything you need to prepare and serve your own meals if you so choose. We did a lot of eating in and used the communal grills and quickly found this as an opportunity meet many nice people from all over and swap stories. There is every appliance you could imagine including a blender and coffee grinder. The amount of beach toys, beach chairs, mats and a cooler were more than we could have imagined and made our beach trips very enjoyable and saved us having to purchase all of those types of items. We found that with the windows open and the use of ceiling fans, the unit was comfortable during the entire stay and we never felt that we could have used air conditioning. The grounds are extremely well maintained and clean. The office staff were very helpful when we talked to them. All in all, I thank Rodney and Karen for the use of their unit and I hope to return.

February 2013
I stayed in this condo with four other girls, and though there was some bed sharing (the sofa bed is not the best - we chose to share the other beds) the space was great, and we had plenty of room. The location cant be beat, and sipping mimosas on the patio watching whales breach was a fantastic way to start each day. Its close enough to walk to multiple other hotels for dinner and drinks, and an easy walk to Poipu beach. There is no air conditioning, but there are ceiling fans, and lots of windows/ventilation. Stocked with all the stuff you will need, I would go back again. One tip that they cant recommend due to it being down the rocks.....there is a path to the ocean (you're up on the rocks), and TONS of sea turtles swim there every day - its fantastic to watch, and was also a daily activity :) Enjoy.

Karen p.
January 2013
I had an opportunity to return to Hawaii and re-booked this condo. I took my daughter and we had a blast. We were there in January, a great time to go for whale watching. We loved sitting out on the balcony and watching the whales, some of them were so close, it was just amazing! The weather was fantastic! The condo had everything a teenager could want, boogie board, rafts, etc. We enjoyed walking down to the famous Poipu beaches, and of course getting shaved ice. The condo is fantastic and it truly had everything I needed for a perfect vacation. I noticed a few great additions to the condo, a flat screen tv in the master, lots of beach towels, ice chests, etc, and brand new bedding (which was new last time I was there!) There were also games, and DVD's, a really nice touch when entertaining a teenager. This condo was spotless, just like the last time I stayed there! This is my 1st choice of where to stay in Hawaii!!

December 2012
This was the most relaxing vacation..the condo was absolutely breathtaking. It was equipped with everything you can possible need..the best was the view from the lanai ..we were able to see dolphins and whales from the lanai. The people that work on the grounds were extremely friends and the property was beautifully kept up.close to many beaches,resturants and shopping..I found it very relaxing listening to the birds and the waves..I would recommend this place to anybody trulely amazing :)

November 2012
Such a lovely condo... So close to the water with a beautiful view from the lanai. There is a small path u can take out onto the rocks (although there are 25 signs advising you not to do so) where you can watch the waves break against the rocks and the most amazing sunsets. Condo looks exactly as described. Nice big kitchen for all your cooking after your hit Costco and just about everything you need to make it with. Beach chairs, snorkel gear and beach towels made the all day trip to Hanalei Bay a breeze. The only annoyance were these small fruit flies that seemed to only come at nite and were swarming enough to make me spend some time every nite trying to kill all of them. So close to poipu beach and Brenneckes. Wonderful vacation. Kids LOVED the pool and hot tub. I would def stay here again!

October 2012
We stayed at this condo for one week, and in all honesty I can say this was one of the best vacations I have ever had. The condo was awesome! It was very comfortable and absolutelt beautiful. I couldn't wait to wake up in the morning in order to have coffee on the lanai while watching the ocean. Then it's a short walk to watch a spectacular sunrise (this is saying alot because I am NOT a morning person). And as an added bonus, in the exact same spot where you watch the awesome sunrises, you can also watch even more spectacular sunsets over the ocean. All I can say is WOW! The condo is in an excellent location close to shopping, dining, beaches and everything you want out of Hawaii. The owners were very pleasant to deal with, and this condo is well worth money spent! If I had any complaints, it would only be that I don't live there.

September 2012
...was really great in every way.The owner was communicative and great to work with as were the Makahuena property folks. The condo itself is beautfully decorated and well equiped, it has everything we needed. The pictures accurarety portray both the lovely condo and property grounds. We had a great stay here and would rent the Bughao Hale again.

Janet B.
August 2012
What a perfect spot! The condo was exactly as described and filmed...immaculate and well-equipped. The Makahuena staff keeps the grounds maintained and all courts, pool, hot tub...were in great shape and very enjoyable. The location is ideal...just a 10 minute walk to a park with 3 amazing beaches. A deli sits at the edge of the park for "emergency" shave ice, sandwiches, and other goodies. We enjoyed adventures throughout the island...Napali Coast Trail hike, Waimea Canyon, National Tropical Botanical Gardens, kayaking on the Wailua River, and hiking from the condo to a docent led tour of an amazing cave, (near horse ranch). The condo owners have thought of all possible needs that their guests may have while staying in Poipu...plenty of beach equipment and chairs. Their prompt communications always made us feel that they would have attended to any problem we could have encountered. We would return without hesitation and have recommended this condo to a number of friends since our return.

Kathleen P.
March 2012
There is the wow factor the minute you enter this tastefully decorated condo in Poipu. It was clean and stocked with many of the essentials, which other condos that I have rented in Hawaii do not have. It was a beautiful place to come home to!!! PLUS we spent many enjoyable hours sitting on the lanai watching the whales and the dolphins, which swam near the shore several times!! Well worth the money we paid to rent this property. I would strongly recommend it to friends or relatives. Guests from Alberta

January 2012
After much discussion, my husband and I felt we had to address how we felt about our stay. I had very high hopes after speaking via email and phone with the owners. However, that is where it stops. The condo is in a fantastic location. 5 STARS Condo is nicely put together. 4 STARS Here is the backstory: Upon arriving the condo mgmt began harassing my husband for a credit card, even though this had been booked through the owners directly. The owner quickly took care of this issue. However, then began the SLOW decline of our enjoyment and relaxation of the condo. This was our first time staying at the property. Perfect for the five of us with a brand new remodeled kitchen and you cannot beat the location. Problems: #1Emailed AND called the owner about the NOISE of people upstairs and downstairs. Called manager. Not only had he never heard from the owner to fix the problem, but he NEVER did anything either. #2The non-stop sewer smell in the parking lot area. They have a serious problem. #3Power was shut off on day 2 while they 'fixed' something. this went on for two days with the generator 100 feet from the kitchen window. #4the 400 lb wildebeasts living in the upstairs unit. I wanted to kill them.nonstop moving around furniture. It sounded like a bank vault being dragged on a concrete floor...ALL DAY and began at 6:30 am every morning - very nice to wake up my 4 year old for 15 days straight. #5The 8 kids & 7 adults crammed in the downstairs unit partying at all hours of the day. they would not manage their kids who were constantly screaming and ruling the pool area with the running & noise #6The guys in the unit next door smoking - nothing like having to close YOUR condo door so cigarette smoke doesn't get in. #7My personal favorite - LAWNMOWERS at 830 am....for two hours. Had to keep doors and windows shut the entire time. Simply maddening. #8Serious lack of any security monitoring anyone unruly. (refer to #5 the family who squeezed 16 people into unit downstairs) #9 I despise being woken up everuymorning at 5 AM by the watering system outside. Is there nothing worse than having your sleep disrupted on a daily basis? I think not...The condo unit next door had common sense and began watering at night. Made better sense to both the husband and I. Sadly, I would not stay here again. This has been the noisiest vacation rental I have ever experienced and to not have the owner or the manager deal with the concerns/complaints is like throwing money away.

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

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