this property is amazing! The owner John is extremely responsive and the unit is fully stocked with everything you need including beach, toys, etc. you can walk down to Poipu Beach in about six minutes and the beach to boogie board at in about four minutes.
The condo is in an amazing location and has wonderful views of the ocean. We enjoyed the short walk to Poipu Beach and all of the amenities in the community. John was a great host and very responsive, and provided very helpful information about the location and suggested activities before our stay. We thoroughly loved our stay at this property and would be happy to stay there again!
Excellent location. Wash process
We couldn’t imagine a more perfect location- we loved hearing the sound of the ocean, as well as watching magnificent sunsets and whales from the upper lanai. We could walk to multiple beaches each day and still come home for lunch and a break from the sun in the middle of the day because the ocean is so close! Both the pools were enjoyed by our kids- if one was busy it was nice to be able to use the other. We had great communication with our hosts, John and Aana, which was fortunate when the fridge stopped working. They responded right away and despite the difficulty of getting a repairman or a replacement, they saved the day by sending us a generous gift certificate to Brennecke’s Restaurant for the evening I had planned to prepare a special meal for our newly engaged son and his fiancée (as our big Costco grocery stash was going bad and I was uncertain if it was ok to eat). The fridge issue was not easy to resolve but eventually we were able to borrow a small fridge from friends in the area so we could keep bare essentials cold. John and Aana agreed to refund us a substantial portion of our cost, which eased our frustration at the fridge situation. We are so thankful to have been able to stay here, and highly recommend John and Aana as hosts. A drying rack for all the wet suits and towels and some better fitting screens in the windows would make it even better. Thank you John and Aana for your kindness in sharing your special place with our family.
Amazing rooftop sunset views, close to beach well-equipped. Love our stay!
My husband, 14 month old, and I had a wonderful stay at Manualoha #506. The unit is large and a perfect set-up for a family, and the views were amazing. We had all of our meals out on the deck and saw some really special sunsets. The kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were super comfortable. We loved the pool, hot tub, and the proximity to Poipu Beach (watching the sea turtles was a highlight!) as well as being near to the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, which we hiked three times! It was especially hot (upper 80s) while we were there, and the upstairs did get quite warm, but we were very grateful for the air conditioning units in the bedrooms. John was incredibly responsive, and made sure we had everything we needed for the baby- a baby gate and pack and play were both available. The closet is fully stocked with beach gear, though we didn't get a chance to use any of it as we were chasing a toddler around. We can't wait to return!
Great location and lots of views. Easy to access the beach and turtles everywhere in the Bay. So much fun and gorgeous surroundings. Loved this spot. We will be back!
This is a great location with fantastic proximity to the beaches of Poipu. It is a two story condo with bedrooms downstairs and kitchen/living room upstairs. Unfortunately the upstairs is not air conditioned which was a deal breaker for my family. The place was honestly great just too warm. John and Anna were amazing hosts though and were willing to refund us for the nights we didn’t stay for leaving early. Super accommodating and we appreciated it!! Would definitely recommend if you’re not sensitive to the heat. And I should mention they provided many fans as well!
This was our first time to Hawaii, so we were out to enjoy as much as we could in the week we had. We had our 8 and 10 year old children with us, and this house couldn't have been more perfect for our family. John and Aana were extremely quick to respond with questions, gave a ton of recommendations (hikes, sightseeing, beaches, restaurants, etc.), and their home is more that equipped with anything and everything you could need. The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of extra touches, extra bedding and pillows for the bedrooms, and the games for the kids were perfect (as well as the beach supplies!). The pictures don't even do it justice. We LOVED the views (especially the sunsets!) and enjoyed breakfast outside on the upstairs lanai every morning. Being walking distance to the beaches was amazing. We made the drive up to the north side of the island a couple of days as well as some hikes in the canyon on the west side, so this location is great if you're looking to visit all areas of the island. We absolutely loved our stay and cannot wait to visit again!
We loved the location, convenient to almost everything on the island and the best beaches, and the condo offered a lot of amenities for the beach and in the kitchen. Hosts were fantastic and responsive to our emails. If it wasn't for the lack of central air conditioning to cool the second floor comprising the living room, dining room and kitchen, we would have rated the condo higher. After a morning/afternoon of beach time or sightseeing, we would come back to the condo and find the temp would be hotter inside than outside the condo. We figured out a way to cool the second floor to a tolerable temp by placing fans strategically, pulling down all the shades and opening windows on the first floor to move the heat out. Even better results if we left the entrance door wide open. There are a/c units and fans in the bedrooms that can be run at night and make the rooms comfortable for sleeping. We sometime had to retreat to the bedrooms until time to head out for dinner because the second floor was too hot. Note that the high temp was 85-88F while we were in Kauai.
Check-in was easy, the instructions from the owners were spot on. The location was great! We had access to the pool (which hardly anybody was there) so it was nice not having tons of people around. The beach is within walking distance…. And the “beach supplies” that were in the closet were fantastic! From a parents perspective, that was the best thing, by far! Brennecke’s & Kalapaki Joe’s were mere steps away, it was great. The owners were wonderful about communicating with us for help. Over all, I would definitely recommend staying there. Can’t wait to come back!
This property has it all… gorgeous views, comfortable lodging with all housing amenities, and the complex is just so beautiful and well maintained! We had a great time, and John was so responsive to our emails. No complaints, I’m so happy that we found this place!!
We were told to enjoy the view and we did!! The upper floor is very spacious and enjoyable for gathering and having meals together as we watch for another spectacular sunset As the owner agrees some attention to the unit is warranted but I am sure he will address the issues.
Very responsive owner
Beautiful sunsets from lanai
Lovely views from windows
Short walk to beach
Easy access for long shoreline walks, the Sheraton and the Marriott
Attractive grounds that are well maintained
Nice pool area
Property was as described, short walk to Poipu beach, amazing views from living area lanai, spacious, well stocked kitchen, great beach chairs, snorkeling gear, etc. We really enjoyed out stay and would stay there again on a future visit.
Great unit and location.
This condo overall is a great place to stay. You get amazing views any time of day, it's a 5 minute walk to Brennecke Beach, a 5 minute walk to Kalapaki Joe's, a 5 minute drive to Poipu shopping village and a couple minutes more to the Shops at Kukui'ula. Suffice it to say that the location is as good as it gets. The owners have been open and communicative prior to our arrival so that's a plus. It's priced right for the size of the unit. In summary, it's been a great place for us.
As a review I think you should get every aspect of your potential stay, so here are the cons.
The condo wasn't cleaned very well. The carpet on the stairs was noticably dirty and the upper lanai had not been swept so you really don't want to go out there barefooted. The fridge and the ice that it made had an odor which left your drinks with an undesirable flavor. The bathrooms were in good condition but they aren't remodeled like the kitchen is. This isn't necessarily a con, but there is nowhere to rinse off the sand before coming in from the beach. The condo has some boogey boards and beach gear which is nice but it's inevitably going to get full of sand and you have to spend quite a bit of time getting everything cleaned off before bringing it in. Not a deal breaker though.
All in all, we were pleased with our stay here and would stay here again.
John and Anna's place was wonderful for my family of 5 on our 10-day vacation. It was so nice to come back to a home/condo from the beach (instead of a hotel room) and have a place to put everything. Fully loaded with family items for the beach. Beach chairs, snorkel gear, wagon, umbrella, boogie boards, and beach towels. Having a washer/dryer and all the necessary linens meant we could pack light. Fully loaded kitchen so we could buy groceries instead of eating out every night. Having an upstairs and downstairs gave us space to spread out and get moments of respite (which are necessary on family vacations). We weren't looking for a resort-like vacation but more of a place to call home while we explored the island and this fit the bill perfectly. We also met so many wonderful people at the pool/jacuzzi at night who lived their part time during the year (a little community). So close to brenneke's that our kids (ages: 5, 8 and 10) could walk to the beach with all gear in tow and didn't complain about how far they had to walk. John was super responsive and helpful messaging me along the way.
Sharon F V.
Beautiful 2 level condo with view of the ocean and short walk to the beach. Equipped with beach chairs, beach umbrella, wagon and snorkeling gear. Master bedroom has nice covered patio area and en suite bathroom.
This is a great condo in a perfect location. Just a short walk to the beach, pool and Brenneckes. The place is clean and the layout worked perfect for us. Just a word of caution, the owner emailed me while I was there and told me if we ran the AC too often he would charge us an additional fee. We specifically looked for condos with AC because my previous bout with cancer has left me sensitive to heat. Nothing was mentioned about this beforehand. It did get pretty warm in the late afternoon. Overall I would recommend this place and the owner was easy to work with. I will definitely rent this again!
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