Rising Sun Suite South Shore


Rates: $510 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 143 reviews)
Our comfortable, third-floor, south shore condo is right ON the ocean so you will SEE --and HEAR-- the sound of the surf as soon as you open your front door. The condo, with stylish, contemporary furniture, boasts a comfortable California king bed. Relax "at home" and enjoy the ocean while sitting inside or out on your lanai. Snorkel with turtles right in front of the condo (we sometimes see Eagle Rays in our bay, too)! This is one of the best shore dive sites on the island and our building is consistently rated as one of the best. The condo is nicely furnished so you can get down to the business of relaxing in comfort upon arrival. Come on in and make yourself at home! Most guests who stay in our Rising Sun Suite *do* return, btw.... Registration Number: 260050140042, TA-095-952-6912-01, GE-095-952-6912-01

Rising Sun Suite South Shore Reviews



Boyd C.
April 2024
Unit and complex were clean and inviting. Host was very responsive, and unit was very welcoming. Plenty of doors/windows to get a nice cross breeze keeping the unit nice and cool. AC was not needed at all. Great view off the deck, perfect for enjoying morning coffee. Floors are concrete with some rugs, no issue for us at all but may be for some. Everything was in order and good working condition. I would book here again in a heart beat.


Kristy U.
March 2024
This condo was stunning, we loved the updated interior design of this place. The view from the lanai was amazing. The location of this condo is super convenient. The bed is very comfortable. They also had lots of beach gear which was much appreciated. We would definitely stay here again!


Cheryl S.
December 2023
Lovely layout and furnishings. Kitchen well stocked. Convenient to all south shore attractions, restaurants and beaches.


Katie C.
December 2023
We loved our stay here, would definitely visit again! Check-in was easy, the condo was just as described -beautiful and right on the water. My only gripe, low water pressure in the shower. Everything else was perfect!


Tyler V.
November 2023
We loved having the ocean breeze flood the condo at any time, with incredible ocean views. The only reason for 4 stars on the cleanliness was due to a grimy and smelly shower curtain. Everything else was fantastic.


Mita P.
October 2023
Beautiful view Sunrise view from bed Enjoyed every minute


Sandra D.
September 2023
Great location, everything you need was provided, and very comfortable. Saw turtles from the balcony each evening. Loved every minute.


Devin R.
September 2023
The property exceeded expectations. The finishes are beautiful and very well-done. The view is incredible and the property is extremely quiet. Denise was a wonderful host. She was extremely responsive and incredibly kind. We would never want to stay anywhere else on the island!


Vishnu V.
September 2023
Beautiful view close to all the beaches, spectacular sunset.


Janie L.
September 2023
Loved the condo, kitchen, bathroom and most of all the view. Condo owner has thought of so many little necessities like beach chairs, soap, shampoo & conditioner. Lots of items in kitchen for use like sandwich baggies, tin foil and a cooler for the beach. All the little things add up to a great experience. We had the best time and enjoyed Poipu beach seeing the turtles at night and Hawaiian sea lions daytime resting on the beach. So amazing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us and making our trip so special.


Keith W.
August 2023
Wonderful property as advertised with an amazing view and location. Made for a wonderful stay which topped expectations


Rajan B.
July 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Vrbo property, especially the breathtaking view, pristine living room, and well-equipped kitchen with boogie boards for added fun. The balcony was truly remarkable. However, there were a couple of areas that need improvement. The bathroom had an unusual smell, and the shower curtain was stained orange, which made us feel uncomfortable while showering. We suggest considering a remodel with a glass door or regular replacement of the shower curtain. One of the main reasons we chose this unit was the washer/dryer availability. Unfortunately, there was only one set for the entire property, and it was always in use, making it challenging to access. It may be worth reassessing whether it should be advertised as an amenity. Additionally, we encountered an issue with the TV, which did not work during our stay, particularly inconvenient when we were stuck indoors due to the storm on our last day. It would have been great to have the TV functional for entertainment during such moments. We didn’t complain because it wasn’t worth it, but it should be noted that it may not work during your stay. The AC ended up costing an additional $10 per day. This wasn’t mentioned in the description and wasn’t a big deal for us, however, this should be mentioned in the description. Overall, despite the shortcomings, we appreciated the positive aspects of our stay. The owner made it very easy to check-in & communicated everything very well.


Brenda
July 2023
Denise was the most accommodating host and communicated very well. Her condo is lovely and has beautiful ocean views. It is close to shopping and restaurants.


Kyle W.
July 2023
My wife and I had such a great time at the condo! Beautiful location and you literally can't get closer to the water than this even with high-end hotels on the island. We loved walking next door to the beach house restaurant for sunset drinks and just a short drive from so much in the area, we can't wait to come back!


Chad M.
July 2023
Beautiful property in a great location!


Rob and Mary L.
June 2023
We loved our stay here! Beautiful location, you can’t beat the scenery. Wonderful accommodations, there was everything you would need in this condo! We love the bed, two large couches, very nicely equipped kitchen. One of the best things was the promptness of the owner, she was the best, and a very good communicator! It’s hard to leave today!


Cara Z.
June 2023
Denise is the hostess with the mostest! While we weren't able to stay in the specific unit we booked due to construction delays, Denise provided a perfect alternative. She was attentive, forth-coming and always quick to respond. I can't say enough good things. We stayed in #406, the top floor and it's gorgeous. The view and sound of the ocean is mesmerizing. And we saw sea turtles from the balcony too! The location is ideal, snorkeling and surfing just steps away. We will definitely be back! It was the perfect place to stay.


Jennifer V.
June 2023
This place is absolutely amazing! Great location. Can see turtles from the lanai. Place is fully stocked with everything you need! Surfers every night. Sunset around the corner. Convenient to everything but quiet. I will be back!!


Chris A.
June 2023
Sea turtles viewed from the balcony every afternoon. Great property. Great stay.


Kellie R.
May 2023
I cannot review the unit itself because we had to move to another unit due to a water leak in the unit above Denise’s. That said, Denise called us as soon as she could to let us know we would not be able to check into her unit. She had already contacted another property owner who luckily let us use his unit for the duration of our stay. Highly recommend renting from Denise as she made a potentially disastrous experience stress-free. I will also say that this building is in a great area! Very close to shopping and in what seemed like a very safe area.


Gary I.
May 2023
Beautiful property, great location. We loved the condo, especially the décor and amenities. Diane was a truly wonderful host, she even provided several local dining recommendations. We had a great time!


Victoria E.
April 2023
This location in Poipu is perfect! Well decorated. Has everything you could think of to need. Can see turtles from your balcony. Absolutely wonderful! I can’t recommend this location or the owner enough. Denise was quick to communicate with us and take care of any issues we had.


Diane K.
April 2023
This condo was beyond amazing! From the minute you walk in the door and see the fabulous view, your vacation begins. The condo is right on the ocean so the view is breathtaking. There’s a great little beach right next door, along with a very good restaurant called The Beach House. I had the best shave ice right across the street. Close to other good restaurants as well, but isolated enough to be quiet. Everything about this place was utterly fantastic. The kitchen is newly updated and is equipped with most of what you’d need to prepare a meal, sans food, of course. The bed was very comfy and the bathroom was spacious. The outdoor lanai was so inviting. There was a lot of beach gear on the patio, including chairs, umbrella, and boogie boards. They also provide two beach towels which came in handy. One less thing to pack! The entire place was immaculate. The photos don’t do it justice. You seriously have to see it in person. I’ve stayed in a lot of homes via VRBO, and this was certainly one of the best. Denise was easy to communicate with and answered all our questions. If you find yourself in this part of Kauai, do not hesitate to book this property. Simply the best. I look forward to returning here again.


Arvel L.
December 2022
Great experience with Denise and this property. Communication was seamless and the condo is well appointed and comfortable. Would stay here again.


Kristina N.
December 2022
Beautiful view from the balcony. Slept comfortably with windows open at night. Many updates to condo made for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Denise was very prompt to respond to our request for an early arrival. Thanks again!!


Trail F.
November 2022
The unit was amazing and in a great location. Right beside a small beach and watched sea turtles every day from the balcony. The owner is super nice and very responsive


Thomas C.
November 2022
We very much enjoyed our stay and can not wait to return!


Gregory T.
November 2022
Property was perfect for us. Can’t wait to come back some day!


Jen T.
November 2022
The pictures are accurate. It is a lovely spot to sit and relax. I watched the sunrise from the balcony every morning. There's fancy & casual restaurants within walking distance. The condo has a nice binder of recommendations of activities, shops, restaurants, groceries, you name it. The bathroom lighting is a bit low, think mood lighting. Just something to be aware of if you need to pluck or do serious makeup. Not something that would deter me from staying (see that view). There are games that may never be played, (the condo as a whole has a mini library), there's beach accessories (chairs, boogie boards, etc.) beach towels for your use. Speaking of towels, they were so soft I would love to know what they use on them! I had a great time and will definitely be back to the island. This is a definite choice to come back to if it's available. Mahalo for allowing me to enjoy your condo!


Angela M.
October 2022
Beautifully remodeled condo on the water. Sunrise and sunset were magical Be sure to go to the Wednesday farmers market. We also loved the pizza place in Koala and the food trucks there too We stayed 5 nights in Princeville and 5 nights here and it was the perfect trip. Favorite positive- being 3 stories up the roosters do not wake you up, the bed is very comfortable, everything you need to cook a meal. Negatives- once the sun comes up it’s really hot in the condo, even with the ac on. Laundry is paid, the parrots that poop on the cars are no joke. Snorkeling tip/ Best in the area Koloa landing


Liz D.
October 2022
Owners helpful and great. Perfect vacation


amy b.
October 2022
Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been back to Kauai for 3 years. I forgot how much I love it there. This was my second stay in this 3rd floor condo and it was even better this time (if that is possible). Well stocked with beautiful cookware, dishes, appliances and staples. The view from balcony is incredible. Denise continues to be a great host and is always responsive to communication. I can’t wait to return.


Thu N.
October 2022
Beautiful condo in the best location for both relaxing and exploring the whole island! Loved the cleanliness and décor and that oceanfront view! Denise is a warm and welcoming host. Our stay was amazing! Mahalo!


Stephanie S.
August 2022
This property was nothing short of amazing. The area was great and the condo itself was stunning. I couldn’t have asked for better place to stay!


Chester L.
August 2022
Nice updated place in Poipu. Although it's close to the road, noise isn't an issue. REALLY NICE AC unit for the bedroom! And great trade breezes during the day. For the cooks, the kitchen could have better fry pans, but knives are of good quality. Overall a nice place to be! Thanks!


Kayla G.
August 2022
It was just what we needed and wanted for our stay:) perfect size and space and had everything that we needed for our stay. Bonus is the 5 turtles we saw outside by the rocks, just playing in the water!


Marsha k.
July 2022
Perfect!


Liane and V.
July 2022
We were floored how amazing this space was. Very thoughtfully designed space and roomy for two people. The owners are very communicative and sent lots of notes and tips firsthand, which made it feel like they are very hands on. We enjoyed the big ocean view and it kept the space cool. Close to many great restaurants and shopping places, this is a convenient location as well. We would definitely come back again. Thank you for sharing your little slice of paradise!


TR C.
July 2022
Great location in kauai!! Denise was the most responsive and attentive host i have ever had with a vacation rental. Because of this condo we love Kauai and love the south shore area. Will definitely be contacting Denise in the future for more rentals!


Tina K.
June 2022
We absolutely LOVED staying here for the first part of our honeymoon. The view was stunning but --more than that -- we found the location to be absolutely perfect for accessing the entire island, including the far western beaches. And, our hostess was extremely communicative and accessible. In short, we would stay here again in a heartbeat.


Sabrina B.
June 2022
We loved every minute at our beautiful Poipu condo. The location was perfect and our view couldn't be better! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful quiet location.


Kyle P.
May 2022
We loved staying in this updated Poipu Beachside condo. Minimalist vibe but super comfortable. Very nice bed. Spent most of our time enjoying the lanai and listening to the crashing waves. The lanai was the perfect spot for sea turtle spotting as we saw many each day. Also had a perfect view of the lunar eclipse! Would definitely stay here again.


Tom M.
April 2022
For a first-time visitor to Kauai, this was just where we needed to be. Convenient to all the South Shore destinations and a bit over an hour to do everything on the North Shore. The short stroll to the Shops at Kukui‘ula were a great bonus, for shopping and some outstanding meals. Property's view of the surf was just as breathtaking as advertised. There wasn't a single moment where we missed the A/C for the breezes blowing in; one could complain about the noise of the surf all night, but that would be crazy. The roosters crowing at 4 AM -- and then all day, everywhere you go -- took some getting used to, but can't blame the property on them! Very attentive service from the Host ahead of our trip, which was appreciated.


Colleen W.
March 2022
The condo was so perfect and well equipped with all necessities. Denise was a fabulous communicator and made the whole process seemless. Loved watching the turtles feeding just below our balcony and whale watching. Walking distance to beach and convenient for snorkeling and just chilling. Very happy!


Brad D.
March 2022
Denise's place was perfect for our first trip to Kauai. Her complex is an older one right near Lawai beach on the beautiful bay you see in the photos. Her unit has been tastefully renovated unlike many of the other condos there, from what we could see. Communication and accuracy was perfect. As a Floridian, I was a bit worried about whether we needed the AC unit, but our stay in February was beautiful with no need for it as the breeze was sufficient. We would highly recommend this property to any couple visiting the Poipu area.


Maria B.
February 2022
I love this place! Denise provided us with all we needed to have our trip. They have a bin of fun equipment for the water. The couches were comfortable! If you leave the sliding door open at night you can hear the ocean. It was sooo relaxing. They have AC, but you won’t really need to use it depending on the time of year. The location is right next to the Beach House Restaraunt so if you want to grab drinks of have a nice lunch or dinner, you can just walk there. Right next to the shopping center and just less than 5 mins drive from all the resorts. Denise really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. The internet and cable wasn’t working properly and she took some time out her busy day to check in on it. I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you Denise for being such a great host!


Dale S.
February 2022
Great location, beautiful views. Would recommend to anyone to stay at this location.


Kim H.
February 2022
Thank you Denise for hosting our stay! Your condo is lovely. For those travelers that want to know specific's I've broken down a few things. Keep in mind though everyone's expectations/perceptions are different. What works or doesn't work for me, may not be the same as what works for you. Overall Value: Hawaii is expensive, period. The rates for this condo are not absurd or out of line with any other rental property on the island. The condo is a full out apartment and is fully furnished. (5 Stars) Appearance/Decor: The decor is up to date and current. There were a few other little minor things that need to be taken care of and when brought to Denise’s attention she was quick to respond and react. The bedroom offers an extra large king bed. Super comfortable with soft bedding. The biggest and best thing about this condo is the ability to leave the lanai doors open and fall asleep and wake up to the ocean and paradise right outside your door. (4.5 Stars) Noise: Overall, it’s communal living. You can expect to have some noise. Was it excessive or out of line...Nope. It was all either normal or completely unnoticeable altogether. There is a busier road that runs in front of the complex but there wasn’t excessive honking or anything like that. Just understand there is a main road off to the one side. (5 Stars) Cleanliness: Overall the unit is very well maintained and taken care of. The cushions on the couch need a little cleaning which was brought up to Denise and she was very responsive to the feedback and is having those cleaned. The shower liner needed to be changed and when discussed with Denise she again was quick to respond and react. Everything else was great. The lanai was very clean which made it even more enjoyable to be out there. (4 Stars) Ultimately, this was a great first time experience to Kauai for us. The ambiance of the condo was amazing and made our stay there much better than we could’ve imagined. Denise is quick and readily available for the guests. I would definitely recommend!


Parag S.
December 2021
My wife and I picked this apartment as it was located near some nice snorkeling, beach and golf attractions all around the greater Poipu Beach area. The pictures of the property were very nice but nothing compared to what it was like in-person. As soon as we entered, we loved it. The view and the sound of the ocean could be experienced from the balcony all the way to the bedroom. What made our experience even better was how great of a host Denise was. She was detail oriented, and a great communicator from the day we made the reservation. Additionally, Denise was very accommodating due to some unique circumstances that occured while we were on the island. In short, she made us feel at home, a feeling that can be lost when renting direct. We are thankful for the great experience. If we're in the area again, we will surely be booking here again!


Karen B.
December 2021
Denise and Gordon are the best hosts! Their place was perfect for my husband and I. The view from the lanai was breathtaking. The sunsets from the lawn were unbelievable. With the ocean breezes coming in air conditioning wasn’t needed. We can’t wait to come back!


Kim C.
December 2021
Beautiful views, quiet and close to everything! Very comfortable in every way and super nice hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely book again on our next trip.


Stephen S.
November 2021
We loved Denise’s place! Very comfortable and ON THE OCEAN. Pretty sure if you had a stone you could throw it into the water. Denise went above and beyond to try and help us execute complicated honeymoon plans. We had a wonderful time and would return. It is a very comfortable place.


Ryan M.
November 2021
My wife and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon and can’t say enough positive things about it! Perfect location, beautiful suite that is exactly as shown, and super helpful host. We booked the trip in January of 2020 and had to reschedule several times due to Covid travel restrictions - Denise went way out of her way to help us and work with us to make our stay possible. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Kauai!


laura K.
October 2021
Perfect in every way. The condo is immaculate, the views are spectacular, the kitchen is stocked with everything you could need. The bed is very comfortable and there’s lots of great restaurants nearby. If we get back to Kauai in the future, we will definitely stay here again! Thank you Denise and Gordon for sharing your condo with us.


Vanessa R.
October 2021
My husband and I loved our stay at this amazing condo. The location is great, the condo is nicely updated and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the ocean views, the sound of the waves, the breeze, sunrises, sunsets, and many turtles! The condo is also near a great snorkel spot. Denise was so helpful and a wonderful host. Highly recommend!


Natasha L.
October 2021
Overall this stay was good. The condo is right next to the Beach Club Restaurant and the shops at Kukui'ula Village. The condo is fully renovated with a AC mini split in bedroom. The place is pricey but worth it for the experience of being oceanfront. What would have made the stay great would be to add some higher quality products (coffee & toiletries) for guests. I would recommend this stay to friends & family, so enjoy!


deborah k.
October 2021
We had a wonderful time staying in this lovely apartment. Breathless views of the water and sunrise on the terrace. Kitchen well equipped with everything you might need and in a fabulous location next to our favorite restaurant- the Beach House, where the sunsets are amazing! Highly rec our stay and Mahalo to our hosts!


Alex K.
August 2021
We had a great time in Kauai and loved staying at this beautiful condo. It was a very comfortable space with all of the amenities you might want. We can’t wait to come back again soon!


Veronica D.
August 2021
Property was beautiful, just as described!


Jenna L.
August 2021
My husband and I loved staying at this condo! It is completely updated and super clean. Perfect location as well. Would definitely stay here again!


Sean H.
August 2021
We loved our stay here. The condo was beautiful and the location was amazing. More than once we had evening plans but ended up cancelling just to stay and hang out on the balcony. Denise (owner) was also helpful in providing notes, tips, and making sure everything went smoothly.



August 2021
This Vrbo was amazing! The ocean views were such a wonderful thing to wake up to and the sound of the ocean put us to sleep every night. The kitchen is well-stocked with anything you would need to cook meals (although we didn't :)) and The Shops at Kukui‘ula are 0.5 mile walk, which is perfect for walking to get coffee in the morning or for dinner in the evening. The host, Denise, was absolutely amazing before, during, and after stay. She was able to allow us to check in early by coordinating with her cleaners which was such a blessing. Also, when we couldn't find the parking pass used to park for free in the lot of the condo, she ran one over for us immediately upon my email to her. We could not have asked for a better host! So much better than staying at a resort.


Joe F.
July 2021
The location was well situated on the water's edge. The view from the condo was excellent. As expected there were a few very nice, but small white sand beaches nearby the condo.


Linda C.
July 2021
The property exceeded our expectations and the home owner so helpful! Gorgeous sunrises and beautiful breezes. The view spectacular and we enjoyed the turtles popping their heads up. Linda and Dennis


Dan B.
July 2021
We loved our stay and the property was perfect for us. Nicely updated with all the amenities you need for a great week in Kaua’i. Denise and Gordon are wonderful hosts, very responsive and accommodating. Highly recommend.

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

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