Makahuena # 4205

Rates: $384 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.75 (from 109 reviews)
“The Makahuena” is located on the southernmost point of Kauai. This unique oceanfront resort is situated on the edge of a bluff providing spectacular coastal views. Primary bedroom is furnished with a California king size bed and ensuite bathroom, guest bedroom has two twin sized beds (can be converted to king bed if requested in advance), full guest bathroom. Enjoy a single level floor plan and incredible ocean views and the fresh breeze right from your lanai. Kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, Sapele Mahogany cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. You will find a portable A/C in the guest bedroom and the living room to make your stay more comfortable. Resort amenities for your enjoyment include a spacious ocean-view swimming pool and sun deck, spa, tennis courts, BBQ and more.

CHECK-IN: 4:00pm / CHECK-OUT: 10:00am
PLAN ACCORDINGLY: We are not able to grant early check-ins and/or later check-outs in advance. Should you need to guarantee additional time in the unit, we do suggest booking the additional night to accommodate this.

Destination Kauai is a locally owned and family operated company. We offer contactless check-in for a seamless arrival. A 15% deposit is due at the time of booking. Refundable security deposit applies. We are committed to clean - this unit is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for every guest arrival.

Additional guests and gatherings are not allowed.

We recommend soaking in the sun and enjoying the beautiful outdoors that Kaua'i has to offer. But if you need to stay connected, free wireless internet is provided.

For your convenience, we provide some beach gear for your use: beach chairs, umbrella, small cooler, and beach towels.
We also provide a starter supply of amenities and toiletries (soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, detergents).

Situated in the ideal location in Poipu – just a short walk from pristine beaches and the Grand Hyatt. Walk and listen to the surf at Shipwreck beach (5 min walk), enjoy boogie boarding at a nearby Brennecke's Beach (8 min. walk), go snorkeling with lifeguards on duty at Poipu Beach Park (10 min.) or take surf lessons at Sheraton Beach (15 min.). Walk to the Grand Hyatt Resort (5 min walk). Treat yourself to a massage at the Anara Spa or play golf at the nearby Poipu Bay Golf Club (one of Tiger Woods' favorite) - all of this within walking distance.

GET/TAT 018-608-7936-01
TMK 4-2-8-020-003-0060 Registration Number: GE-018-608-7936-01,TA-018-608-7936-01,280200030060

Makahuena # 4205 Reviews

June 2023
We really enjoyed staying here! It’s in a wonderful location in Poipu, where you can walk to beach, grab lunch, or just to take in beautiful views. The condo is very nice in a serene building. It’s very spacious and has everything you need for staying in or going to the beach. We also appreciated having a washer and dryer! A few other reviews mentioned the construction happening alongside, but it never bothered us during our stay. The only thing to note is it does get pretty warm in the evenings even with the windows open, but that is a small thing with everything else being so great!

Brigitte B.
June 2023
We had a wonderful condo with a fantastic view. Going to sleep with the lull of the ocean was so relaxing. Much to see and do in the area as well.

Kameron W.
June 2023
This condo is located in a really ideal location in Poipu. You can easily walk to several different beaches and restaurants. The view from the unit of the ocean is beautiful and the breezes off of the water are perfect and really helpful on hot days. The condo building and unit are a bit dated and could use some upgrades, but it was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. They provided beach chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel gear which was wonderful and we used them daily. Overall, this was a great place and we enjoyed our stay!

Brian S.
May 2023
This was a fantastic property, ideally situated in town that provided a great home base for the trip. The unit is clean, has all the necessary trappings of home and has a peaceful view of the nearby ocean. Our family of 4 was very comfortable and would happily stay here again.

Kristen P.
April 2023
The place was just as described. Plenty of towels, beach gear, toiletries, etc. kitchen was well stocked. Could use a cheese grater. It was windy most of our stay making sitting outside difficult but the last day we were there it was beautiful. People on walking path were not too big of an issue. Great location!

April 2023
This two bedroom was perfect for our family of four. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and we enjoyed the view. We saw dolphins whales and sea turtles from the patio! The walk to the point allows a great sunrise, and sunset.

Jeff N.
April 2023
Great condo in a great location. Can't beat the sunrise view!

Ryan C.
April 2023
We enjoyed our time in Poipu. This unit had a good view of the ocean for whale watching and an easy walk for sunsets.

Ted E.
March 2023
The property is NOT a 4.8 star. The condo had chipped paint on a lot of windows. The floors are very worn. The outside railing had a sign on it saying it was not safe. The entire property was not well maintained. I felt that I way overpaid for this stay. I will not stay here again.

Joe S.
February 2023
We enjoyed the location right next to the ocean. It was relaxing having the windows open at night with the breeze and sounds of waves crashing.

Cheryl H.
February 2023
This place was all it was described as. The sound of the ocean as we slept and the sun rises were incredible. Enjoyed the pool and a beach close by. We could easily explore the whole island from here. Very much enjoyed our stay.

Cathy F.
February 2023
A rare complex where you can see both the sunrise and the sunset, lots of whales during the winter too. There is construction next door that will be going on for a few years as the homes get built. Also, orange plastic fencing appeared one day without notice on our balcony, along with a sign warning about structural issues, not pretty to look at. The walking path is right in front of the balcony but didn’t bother us. Did have some very loud neighbors partying until midnight.

January 2023
This place rocks!! The kitchen is beyond "Well Stocked"...This is truly a Chef's kitchen! It has everything needed to produce many enjoyable meals. There is an incredible inventory of all items needed to produce and serve 5 star meals! The appliances are great, everything you could ask for in the kitchen is there....including 2 Toasters, Blender, Knives, Tongs, Spices, Skewers, Digital ounce scale, etc. Everything is included as described in the description. Several renters have commented unfavorably re: folks walking by the property....In my opinion this is not a problem that warrants negative's a foot path about 30 feet away a fence separating the walkers and the property. The fence is visible in the cover photo. The beds are extremely comfortable, towels soft and the unit spotless! Note - The pool and jacuzzi were great...the hours are 9am - 9pm. I would have enjoyed them more if they were accessible later in the evening... The views are incredible!! Whale watching was fantastic!! WeI will return soon!

Joel & Beverly B.
December 2022
The condo had a great view but didn’t realize it’s on the windy side. Condo needs some work appliances very tired. Guess some work is being done after we leave unfortunately.

Christina C.
December 2022
This property has a beautiful view of the sunrise! The provided beach equipment was extremely convenient, as well as the starter amenities listed (i.e. soap, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.). The air conditioning unit in the living room does not cool the master bedroom very effectively, but nights were comfortable with the windows open and fan on. I would recommend this property to those visiting the area. I did not experienced any issues during my visit.

Barbara G.
November 2022
The condo was as advertised. It was at a great location near Turtle Beach which was amazing for snorkeling and safe for the kids. At night the turtles come to sleep on the beach- it is a beautiful. The condo is on the 2nd floor and you can hear and see the ocean. Parking is easy. The condo was cool enough with the breeze that we didn't need the air conditioners although there were several. Since we had the windows open, we could hear people walking right outside on the trail towards Shipwreck beach. That didn't bother us since we were still in Pacific NW time zone but be prepared for a few people who start walking by around 630 am. We feel fortunate that the neighbors above and below were quiet and everyone was indoors by 9 pm but if you don't get so lucky, you may find yourself hearing all of their conversations since their sitting area is literally right outside your window (but below). Honestly though, everyone in the condo area seems very respectful and nice so noise is perhaps never an issue. Wish we would have taken more advantage of the pool which the kids loved. Jeremy, property manager was kind and very responsive. Grateful for him. The condo had a boogie board and some snorkel gear/towels which was a great help. Shampoo and conditioner, as well as a well stocked kitchen and washer/dryer. Really enjoyed our time in Kauai and our stay in this condo.

Kylie G.
November 2022
Great location, surprisingly large condo, perfect for our long weekend.

Anne F.
November 2022
Very enjoyable stay. Close to beach and fun restaurants and activities. Sunnier side of the Island. We even met locals that live in the complex that were great. Would return!!

Lyndon J.
October 2022
Overall I would recommend this property. Million dollar view. For the price I don't think you can get a view of the ocean at this bargain. Mildly dated but comfy bed, great view. The property management was great. Pleasant, professional and works on a dry that was not working well and were verey prompt and courteous. Might recommend a living room blind or curtains between the living room and Lanie......with the waling path just on the other side of the fence at times it felt like a "fish bowl" but overall minimal concerns. Had a great time and yes I would stay here again.

October 2022
We enjoyed watching the sun rise every morning from our lani. We loved hearing the crashing waves outside our bedroom. We were happy with our home.

Michael K.
October 2022
The host was very nice and accommodating. The location was great and the view of the ocean was wonderful to wake up to. Other than the dishwasher needing to be fixed/replaced (the door is funky and doesn’t like to stay shut), the accommodations were as advertised. The AC works fine in combination with the breeze. Overall we enjoyed our stay!

Patricia S.
September 2022
Shades are needed in the living room, or don’t advertise it as sleeps six. The master bedroom needs air conditioning it is on sleeper bowl. The air conditioning unit that is in the living room does not work well at all. It is just barely livable. Doors to the balcony do not open and close properly which caused a big problem. The blinds on the side windows to use for privacy two other units don’t come all the way down so there is no privacy in the living room at all. Dryer is not the best. The whole place is not cleaned. There’s dust and dirt everywhere. Whoever is cleaning this place does a superficial job at best. Sofas really need to get cleaned, and tell someone to vacuum under the beds. Safe doesn’t work either.

Meagan F.
September 2022
Clean property with pretty much everything needed to have a comfortable stay. Absolutely beautiful views of the ocean and close proximity to beaches and shopping. It did get warm and there was not air-conditioning in the master bedroom however the owner/property manager was very attentive and helped her stay to be much more comfortable.

September 2022
The unit was nicely located with a nice view of the ocean from the lanai. However, the appliances (washer, dryer and dishwasher) have had their days. About time for them to be replaced. Also, the internet connection was so poor. We tried troubleshooting it per instructions but it didn't help at all. It would also be nice to have centralized a/c because it was pretty warm, thanks for the breeze coming from the ocean. On a positive note, Kristen was very nice and tried to offer help on the issues we have encountered.

Ariana F.
August 2022
Location-wise, amazing ocean view! The place was clean and nice amenities provided. There was coffee, filters, spices, and welcome macadamia nuts that were a nice touch. We had trouble getting the dishwasher to stay closed and run. Small air conditioning unit in living room. Master bedroom was a little hot with one ceiling fan. Overall a decent place in paradise. Seller was easy to communicate with.

Adam H.
August 2022
Liked everything about this place (location, decor, view, nice development). We were disappointed that, though the place advertised AC, there was no AC in the master BR. Happened to be particularly warm when we were there so it made for some uncomfortable nights. That said, when we informed the management company, they were very responsive, and for the last few nights provided a temporary solution that made the room feel fine. If not for that, would have been 5 stars.

Vicki M.
August 2022
We had a great stay.

Ashley D.
August 2022
Great location, pool, and management co. Place was just what we needed.

Carmen H.
July 2022
Dishwasher difficult to keep closed so it runs. Other than that, we totally enjoyed the condo.

Lisa T.
July 2022
The condo was clean, had all the amenities, and was close to everything in the area. Loved the strong ocean breeze. Beds were comfortable. A very nice quite place, beautiful view, had everything we needed .

Monica C.
July 2022
We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and recommend this place to everyone! Close to beautiful beaches and an awesome ocean view. Pool, hot tub, lovely walk to the beach on either side of the Makahuena, chocolates, and coffee! Thank you for sharing your wonderful unit with us!

Rosel D.
June 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! All the amenities you need plus such a beautiful view! Great unit would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Kauai! Mahalo!!

erin y.
June 2022
We had an amazing stay. This location was comfortable and convenient to everything we needed. Had two very minor issues with the dishwasher and unlocking the front door on arrival after a long travel day but was so appreciate of your immediate responses. Thanks for the welcome gifts! We loved our time in paradise.

Eric O.
June 2022
Great spot to stay when on the south shore of Kauai at Poipu. Easy walk to Shipwreck's Beach, Brennecke's Beach and the lifeguard beaches at Poipu - great swimming and snorkeling. The condo has everything you need for you stay Well equipped kitchen and all the beach gear you'll need - even an umbrella! The salt water swimming pool at the condo complex is a great bonus and a nice place to take a cool oof dip after a day on the beach.

Julie K.
June 2022
Everything went well and the place was very nice and comfortable. Excellent stay

Robert C.
May 2022
Great location, beautiful views, well maintained and supplied.

Brad T.
January 2022
Our family of four including two teenagers enjoyed our 7 day Christmas vacation with the condo as our base camp for daily excursions to many South shore beaches and a few longer day trips to East shore and North Shore. The unit was perfect for our trip with the added bonuses of 2 boogie boards and 4 Tommy Bahama beach chairs. We also watched humpback whales from the lanai each day. Great sunrise view as well out the sliding patio doors to begin each day while getting ready for the beaches. Lots of easy walks from the condo around the point for cliff views and along the waterfront road west to Poipu Beach Park, monk seals, sea turtles, and snorkeling. Two new community gas grills with full sink cleaning station and covered roof for additional home made dinner options. Great location and unit!

Cindy S.
January 2022
Nice property and grounds

Randy S.
December 2021
Location of this property is amazing. Beautiful Lanai views with ocean sounds 24/7. Close to beaches and hiking paths.Host was very accommodating,

Matthew M.
November 2021
We traveled with a 1 year old and a 5 year old and had them share the back bedroom, while we used the front bedroom. We had to move a few things around but overall it was safe and easy to let them both run around, and the pool was a great feature. The location is very walkable to a couple of beaches which was great for working around naps and meals, and the patio was nice to sit on and watch the sunrise over the ocean. The only weirdness was the walking path a few other reviews mentioned, and that there is a large navigational beacon that flashes at night which made stargazing difficult but otherwise wasn't a big deal. I would book this property again!

Melody V.
November 2021
Every Morning saw the sunrise from The patio can hear the ocean at night beautiful walks to beaches excellent restaurant but make sure you make reservations would definitely stay here again

Molly P.
November 2021
Location is great. Central point to do all activities that island offers. Easy walking to surf beach and see turtles every day. Condo is a little dated Wasn’t as clean as had hoped. Would be nice to have dishcloths in kitchen and working vacuum . Pool is clean and quiet.

John L.
October 2021
Great property and great location. Perfect ocean breeze and sunrise viewing. Short walk to watch the sunset. Perfect for a couple or two couples.

Mary P.
September 2021
Great location to explore Poipu and all of Kauai. Weather great on South Shore. Shipwreck Beach is actually about a 20 minute walk but lovely setting to walk especially in the morning. Sunrise right out your deck doors. Great beaches close. Wonderful time here.

Mari M.
August 2021
Loved our time- we would love to come back!

Tanya H.
August 2021
The accuracy of the condo listing was exactly as shown! It had everything and more than we were expecting. The layout was perfect for our family of four. The boys used the bedroom with two single beds and we had the master. The closets were enormous. Everything was updated! We thoroughly enjoyed the balcony with the sounds of the ocean crashing the rocks. The condo complex was great too. The boys really enjoyed the pool. It’s one of the best condos that we’ve ever rented. The Poipu area is beautiful and an easy drive to wherever you want to go!

Carrie T.
July 2021
Great for a family vacation. Property is beautiful and you can hear the crashing waves and stunning sunsets at night.

Mike F.
July 2021
Great condo in a great location. Everything was great with a few exceptions. The condo balcony faces a very popular walking path. On the plus side, the view is amazing. On the negative side there is ALWAYS people on it. That wouldn't be a bad thing if the condo offered blinds for the sliding glass door for privacy. The people walking can always see in and you have zero privacy. My one suggestion would be to install blinds on the sliders so you can have privacy, especially at night.

Michael M.
June 2021
The location is great and the condo is exactly as advertised. We had our 2 month old along and the condo was a great place to get a Hawaii experience without a lot of travel and logistics. And the ocean view is wonderful!

Mark T.
June 2021
Good location, clean unit…. If it only had a better AC capability and updated would be perfect.

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