The Turquoise Turtle


Rates: $383 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KKQX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.30 (from 42 reviews)
This is one of the only homes in the area with Air Conditioning! This updated, modern condo is light, open and airy. The perfect place to relax in paradise!

The lanai is a great place to watch the waves roll in and, in winter, you may see humpback whales playing off shore -- spouting, breaching and putting on a fabulous show. Enjoy morning coffee here and iced tea or cocktails in the evening.

The resort is quiet and casual with views of the ocean. It is in a residential area with very green, beautiful leafy plants and tropical flowers. There are tennis courts and a shared pool in the resort.

There are several beaches with walking distance. A short, scenic walk to the east along the ocean takes you to the Grand Hyatt and Shipwrecks Beach. A short walk to the west takes you to turtle coves, Brennecke's Beach for body surfing, and to famous Poipu Beach for family fun. Poipu Beach Park is a great protected area for swimming, snorkeling, and boogie boarding. There are restrooms, showers and picnic tables. Right across the street is a restaurant and a place to get shave ice. Poipu Beach Athletic Club has tennis courts. Shopping and restaurants can be found in Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center and Poipu Shopping Village.

If you have dreamed of seeing a sea turtle, look no further than Brennecke's Beach just down the street! You will see sea turtles in the waves of the coves just east of Brennecke's Beach and often turtles and monk seals will sun themselves on the sand of these beaches. Don't miss the sunset from the benches on Makahuena Point on the makai (ocean) side of the pool area.

The home has a full kitchen with granite counters and is fully stocked with appliances, cookware and tableware suitable for fixing anything from a snack to a gourmet meal.

There are two separate bedroom suites complete with private bathrooms. Enjoy the king-sized bed in the master suite and wake up to the sunrise over the blue Pacific without moving a toe. The guest suite also has a king sized bed.

Both baths have been recently renovated, and the entire home was also recently painted. The master bath has floor-to-ceiling tile with glass block and granite features. The guest bath has a granite counter and new tub and tile. The washer and dryer are located just off the guest suite hallway.

There is parking space for one car.

*Please note that the air conditioning unit is in the main living space only.

**Notice: there is ongoing construction on neighboring property.

Property Highlights
Location on south shore in Poipu
Location right on the beach, beautiful view of the ocean from lanai
Walking trails - historic Koloa trail
Walk or short drive to beaches
Spacious & modern

Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom 1 - King Bed, with TV
Bedroom 2 - King Bed
Other - Pull out Queen sofa bed in living room, with TV

Location
Beach Proximity - 9-minute walk to Brennecke's Beach
Nearest Supermarket - 5-minute drive to Poipu Shopping Village
Distance to the Airport - 30-minute drive to Lihue Airport

Nearby Attractions
Brennecke's Beach - 5-minute drive
Poipu Beach Park - 5-minute drive
Kaihuna Golf Club - about 5-minute drive
Shipwreck's Beach - about 5-minute drive

TMK 280200030059.
GE-048-471-0912-01
TA-048-471-0912-01 Registration Number: 280200030059, GE-048-471-0912-01, TA-048-471-0912-01

The Turquoise Turtle Reviews



Danya and Shawn T.
December 2023
Condo over all was clean and had amazing beds. Down side is we were not made aware that the lanai was not usable until we arrived and seen note on the door. At the time of the booking it was available. The hot tub at the complex was down also. After stopping for a weeks worth of food, to save money amd eat in. We ended up having to throw most of it out. As the refrigerator went out the following day. So cost more money to eat out. They did have a cooler, but no where close to get ice. The unit is up stairs which wasn't bad. Overall it was an okay unit. Just a few frustrating things that will keep us from booking again.


Mary H.
December 2023
Great 2 bed, convenient location, and nice property. Thanks for a great vacation!


Isaac R.
November 2023
Clean condo. Had all the utensils, pots, needed for cooking. Fabulous location. Mere minutes walk doen to the ocean. Would have been nice to have use of the deck. But it was undergoing maintenance.


Tietjen H.
October 2023
Awesome beds in a lovely complex.


Lucia A L.
September 2023
The view was beautiful, what ever problems were


Jane M.
June 2023
This is a very old property with many steps. I left a detailed list of 17 things that you should know about to rectify which we were not happy with. You can contact the property manager or me for more details. The shower didn’t work, the washer doesn’t fill adequately, dirt and mold in the air conditioner to name a few.


Nikki A.
May 2023
We enjoyed the location of this property and sitting out in the patio. For the most part, the place looked clean, but we found a used towel left hanging on the bathroom door upon check-in and a small cockroach that came in/out from behind the master bathroom mirror! It also gets hot in the master bedroom so we had to keep the sliding door open to allow air-conditioned air in. Overall, despite these two issues, it was a comfortable stay and an even nicer location.


Darlene C.
April 2023
Rain....rain and more rain... Oh and windy!! Super windy. Maybe not the best time of year. First time to Kauai and found it very lovely but very expensive...more than Maui. Need a car for sure to get around. Not too impressed with the unit. Not sure when it was cleaned last ...found a black hair in the bed and I am blonde gray...blood on the comforter in the other room. Little dated and sure not worth what we paid. Cuz it's Kauai? Orange snow fence around the glass on the deck.... does the unit have issues?? We were not too impressed ...probs last time booking with VRBO because the unit Maui last year was worst


Matthew A.
April 2023
Everything was as expected. It was clean and quiet with nice amenities like a community pool/hottub, beach stuff in the closet, beach towels, and a well stocked kitchen in regards to pots/pans, cups, utensils, etc.


Tom W.
April 2023
The unit is on the second floor and very noisy with people walking around upstairs at all hours of the night. We would wake up at 3am to the sound of footsteps- and at 6am, etc. so there must be very little insulation between the floors. There are homes being built next door so you see construction debris. The unit was nicely furnished. The linens were nice and the beds comfortable. The very nice thing is the location to the walking path. It is right on the path with easy access.


Satish N.
April 2023
Its a very pleasant and convenient property. Manager is very responsive and cooperative.


Jamie P.
March 2023
Was as advertised. Beautiful views from the lanai. The condo was surprisingly well stocked with toiletries, beach gear, towels, etc. would stay again. Nice new fridge with ice maker.


Judy H.
March 2023
Wonderful stay. Beautiful sunrises. Fabulous whale watching offstage balcony in the morning! Good walking path along the ocean. Perfect condo...clean, roomy, nice kitchen. Thank you!


Nancy D.
February 2023
This was a perfect size unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and a large kitchen. Location was close to waterfront trail to Hyatt Hotel and walk to Poipu Beach. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cooking pans, but didn't have any coffee filters or salt/pepper. There was plenty of paper products, but missing bath soap and laundry detergent. When walking with socks, the floor was noticeably dirty. Big selection of beach equipment and large towels. Large TV and easy to use remote. We would definitely book this unit again.


Sandra W.
January 2023
Good location & views but could use a deep cleaning, a few basic condiments besides salt & pepper, and instructions for parking, check out procedure, etc. Previous manager’s contact info was listed on the emails I received. Fortunately the new manager was listed on one email and was very helpful. Beds were comfortable, and there was relatively new furniture, granite countertops, etc. but unit definitely showed its age and lack of thorough cleaning. Balcony railing was deemed unsafe and we were warned not to touch or lean on it by maintenance. Definitely showing its age.


C S.
January 2023
Wonderful stay!


Darin B.
December 2022
Great location, awesome view from the lanai. Pool and hot tub were great. Bathrooms need a little updating, but overall a great place. I would stay there again for sure.


Josh M.
October 2022
We picked this property because of the location and the view shown in the pictures that accompany the listing. We were stoked when we walked in and saw the view. This location is close to grocery shopping in Koloa, food trucks, shave ice, Poipu Beach, Brennecke’s and a beginner surfing break called Learners located near the Sheraton property at Kiahuna Beach. The unit has ample air conditioning which we appreciated since we don’t have it at home. The kitchen has all the items we need. We love that there is a French press. We took advantage of the ice maker. The landscaping of the complex is beautiful. Additionally, it has easy access to a trail which you can take to Shipwreck beach then walk up a bluff for an amazing view. Jackie, our propriety manager, made sure we were squared away and had everything we needed.


Teresa W.
August 2022
I had read several reviews and responses, so assumed prior issues were resolved. I was wrong. The sliding doors still don't work well, and we only had one kitchen dish cloth/no kitchen towels. The place is very nice in pictures, and overall is a fine place to stay. However, it had only been surface cleaned in some time. The blow dryer, areas on and near the bed and other furniture had THICK dust. There is no way it had been cleaned in a very long time. In addition, there was dirty washcloths laying on the floor in the wash area between the washer and dryer. The hot tub wasn't working the entire stay, which I know was probably a temporary issue. However, the issues noted in previous comments haven't been resolved, so if you would rent, know the issues likely still exist.


Isabella C.
July 2022
We stayed for one week. The property was as described. Please be advised that there is a unit above and below this unit so you can hear the upstairs neighbors a little and vice versa for the neighbors below. We have young toddlers so it’s hard to avoid the pattering feet. The AC is great in the family room and there’s always a breeze in the master bedroom being so close to the ocean. I’m not sure if we just got lucky but even in July the temperature was pleasant with the constant breeze. We appreciated plenty of tupperware , toilet paper although be advised that you need to bring your own shampoo, conditioner, and body wash etc. I had a conference at the Grand Hyatt which was only a mile away. Book your luaus early- we waited and most of the luaus were sold out. Great location 30 min from the airport.


Calista Y.
July 2022
We loved our stay. The place was nicer than expected. The view out the deck was great. There is an even better view on the property around the corner where you can see the whole coast. It is great for sunsets. We loved the sound of the ocean at night and the birds as well. The pool is lovely, clean, and spacious. Hot tub too. There were lots of beach supplies like boogie boards etc. Right next to the Heritage trail and a moderate walk to 2 great beaches. Great place.


Ella L.
May 2022
Beautiful place to stay Everything was close to get to by car Jackie the property manger made everything easier for me I will be back again same day


Yvette F.
March 2022
Property is clean. A little dust in the walk-in in closet but otherwise clean. Beds are very comfortable. There is a wonderful ocean view. The property is adjacent to a very good walking/jogging trail along the ocean. The Grand Hyatt is about one mile on this trail. The property has a well maintained pool and jacuzzi. Check in is very convenient with a lock box. There are ice chests, boogie boards, beach towels, sand mats and snorkel gear at the condo. Location is also convenient to Poipu beach. It is about a 10 minute walk. My main tip is RENT A CAR. This is not an island with a lot of transportation options Uber and Lyft are limited to bankers hours and very limited supply. Taxis are also few and have limited hours. Also remember this island is rainy so either plan to dance in the rain or have some indoor activities to do. Bring a light sweater evenings in the winter months are just cool enough to need a little something more than a tank top.


James F.
January 2022
Great views, good place. Would stay here again.


Tikva C.
December 2021
Great location and view from the lanai, not so much from the living room since the glass was covered with dust and difficult to open the curtains That part the house hasn’t been clean Main shower floor and door need serious mildew removal, the shower curtain rod is so rusty, all items are easy fix Would recommend to put hand/body soap in the bathrooms The manager Jackie was accommodating and easy to communicate with I would come back


Joshua S.
November 2021
This was a great place to stay. The view was wonderful (although a large property is for sale currently, that when developed may diminish that view of the ocean). You can currently watch the sunrise over the ocean from the balcony. Place was clean, with some beach gear already on hand. The AC isn't central, so the bedrooms got warm and humid, but we are talking Kauai here. Would stay again.


Jeanette K.
November 2021
The location and view from the property is good. The kitchen is well stocked but should be reorganized. After multiple rentals, things are stored in a rather mish mash style. The kitchen and bathroom cupboards themselves must be original from when the property was developed and are in dire need of replacement. Only the living space of the unit is air conditioned, not the bedrooms. The master is not too bad for temperature as you can open the window and get a breeze but the second bedroom gets stuffy and needs a small portable air conditioner. The grounds of the property are very well kept but stair railings and the like are showing their age and need an upgrade. The property manager was easy to deal with.


Zaur G.
September 2021
We stayed here 8/23/21 to 8/31/21. This rental property should have never been listed or advertised to the public. The condition of the property is absolutely despicable – with major appliances and fixtures broken, filthy, and in disrepair. An entire section of the door to the master bedroom is broken and missing (there is a huge hole in the door). Despite the misleading description, there is no air conditioning in the bedrooms. To get AC, you need to keep the bedroom doors open at all times (the master bedroom opens to the entire living room, so there is no privacy). All of the windows and balcony doors are so filthy and dirty, they are impossible to see through. The windows in the second bedroom, which face the courtyard, are broken and do not even close. There is a large, loud generator on the lanai (balcony), which NONE of the photos here show. The balcony doors are broken, the handles are falling off, the doors do not lock, the sliding doors make a very high-pitched screeching sound, and the screen is ripped open, allowing mosquitos and insects to enter the apartment at will. The kitchen light has defective wiring that makes a consistent, high-pitched, loud buzzing sound when the light is turned on. On the first day, the electricity turned off, and the refrigerator stopped working and began to leak water. All of our food spoiled. We were forced to vacate the property for people to look at the fridge, and were told the refrigerator is broken and has to be replaced, a new one installed, the old one taken out and disposed of, to be done 3 days before our departure. The water was then shut off. Two different groups of renters upstairs were constantly running, stomping, and smoking cigarettes / marijuana (even though it is listed as a "non-smoking" property). In sum, this experience was abhorrent and it ruined my family’s entire vacation. Stay away from this place at all costs.


amanda b.
August 2021
Property manager was kind and responsive. Perfect location in Poipu. Plenty of space for 4 adults plus a baby. Only improvements needed were minor repairs to the sliding door to the lanai and the sliding door to the main bedroom.


Kenny A.
July 2021
As advertised. No complaints. Well laid out condo. Great location.

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

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