Makahuena Unit #4308


Rates: $330 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Bed types: QTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.43 (from 49 reviews)
Our condo faces southeast with an uninhibited view of the mountains, Shipwreck Rock, and, of course, the beautiful Pacific Ocean. In the winter months, you can watch whales breach right from our lanai!

The condo is on three levels. The first floor has a half bath, kitchen, dining, and living area, and of course, our lovely lanai. One of our special features on this floor is a side-cut window that allows for a commanding view of the ocean while one sits on the couch. No other unit at the Makahuena has this unique feature! The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances.

On the second floor is the master bedroom with a similar side-cut window that allows one to wake up with the ocean in sight. The master bedroom has been upgraded with new furniture and a premium mattress. The master bath has a walk-in shower with beautiful glass blocking and tile. Also on this floor is another bedroom with twin beds (which can be pulled together to make 1 Queen) and another full bath with a walk-in shower.

Our third-floor 'loft' has a queen size bed with an expansive window offering an unfettered view of the mountains and ocean. Although the 3rd floor is considered a 'loft', it does not fit the mold of traditional lofts. We appreciate the layout especially because the bedrooms are on different floors from the living area. It affords one some privacy and quiet while others may be socializing.

Please note, our condo does not have Air Conditioning. When you open the windows in our unit, the trade winds keep our unit nice and cool. We have fans in each room as well.

Our unit is located on the 3rd floor of the Makahauena. There are stairs leading to our unit and within the condo itself. There are no elevators.

It is a short walk to the meticulously maintained grounds at the Grand Hyatt Resort as well as to nearby beaches Brennecke's, Shipwreck, the protected waters of Baby Beach, and the famous Poipu Beach, which was named America's Best Beach by the Travel Channel.

For all of you thrill seekers, our condo is located near some of the best surf breaks on the south shore including PK's, Waiohai(rights and lefts), Left Lefts, and Brennecke's Beach, which is a great beach break for boogie boarding and body surfing! Also, make sure to check out the cliff jumpers at Shipwreck's Beach(you can see the cliff from our lanai!). Nukomoi Surf Co. in Poipu has some great boards to rent and some killer deals on week-long rentals. Registration Number: W00625122-01,+W00625122-01,+280200030068

Makahuena Unit #4308 Reviews



Chris M.
May 2023
Loved the condo and building. Pool and hot tub were so nice, the view from the condo was amazing and in a great location. Condo was very clean and a nice layout.


Diana W.
March 2023
Multiple flight of stairs to the unit. Three flights of stairs to the pool. No elevator, no cell service, beds were very old. Kitchen supplies are old and mis-matched. The unit was hot and humid even with all the fans running. This was my 6th visit to Kauai. Never again at this property.


Jacqulin B.
December 2022
It was an amazing place to stay. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets seen from the lanai. I would stay again. Only downfall, if you need something shipped to you, make sure you ask for the key to the mailbox ahead of time. I was unaware that I would not have access to the mailbox of the condo I rented for a week. I had my dress for a wedding I was attending shipped there and I could not access it since the key was in another state. To me, that just doesn’t make sense, the complex office should have a key for instances such as this. My dress matched my family perfectly and I had to wear something completely different because no one had access to the box. It was very upsetting. Other than that, the stay was great!


Roberta T.
August 2022
We had a fabulous time!


Robert M.
July 2022
This Makahuena Unit made a comfortable headquarters for our Kauai adventures and explorations and was a destination in its own right. Most days started and ended on the lanai watching huge splashes from the waves against the rocks, clouds breaching the horizon, and Mynas, Nenes, and red-crested cardinals going about their business. Makahuena Point is breezy and having that airflow through the rooms kept the temperature pleasant. We did not lack a thing and there was space to be alone or gather for meals and games. Very special time for our family.


Mike M.
July 2022
Overall a great place to stay.


Martin D.
June 2022
The view is spectacular


Amy T.
May 2022
Beautiful views and great location. Needs upgrades and cleaned better. Not all electrical outlets were functional and some sparked when you plug in a devices. We stopped charging our devices at the location for fear it they would be fried. Some of the decor should be tossed as they show years of use. Beds were very uncomfortable. We left a night early. This location has great potential. If it got the loved and upgrades needed, it would be an great 360 experience. Sorry.


gail t.
April 2022
Firstly love this location, close to everything and gorgeous ocean views. Condo was very clean but needs updating, broken cabinets, broken sink drains, nothing major but just would improve place. Also a/c would have been welcome, we had strong winds and couldn’t even have windows open so it got quite hot. I would not recommend this complex to anyone with mobility issues, one member in our party broke his ankle first week of holidays and found there is so many stairs here, up to suite, within suite. Absolutely charming if you have no issues but this proved challenging. Complex is not handicap friendly. The owners were lovely to deal with through all these years of Covid bookings and changes and offered helpful suggestions to us for our stay. I would recommend this place as for everything it offers the price reflects the updates needed and it was very reasonable.


Jody S.
April 2022
Such a great property with excellent location, views, and amenities. Our group of 6 (3 adults, 3 young teens) loved this property. We watched the sun rise each day from the lanai, and the sunset set each day from the pool. The house was well equipped with recreational equipment; we used the tennis court daily, as well as enjoyed the many many walking and running opportunities. Having both a kitchen and laundry in the house were wonderful. Thank you for letting us enjoy this property.


Kathy & Larry S.
January 2022
Very roomy for 5 adults. Excellent location.


patti w.
November 2021
Great info provided prior to arrival. Condo is 3 levels with the 1/2 bath, Laundry, kitchen and living room on main Level. Beds were very comfortable, condo was extremely well equipped with everything from puzzles/games, beach gear to the kitchen amenities (and everything in between.) During our stay, the front door lock malfunctioned and Evelyn was very responsive! Maintenance was working on it within 10 minutes and the next day a new lock was installed. We were very pleased with our stay and hope to stay again. (We left a note that one light was burnt out on staircase).


Patricia M.
October 2021
We loved the condo. It everything we needed for our stay and very close to very nice beaches. Thank you!!!


Kimberly H.
October 2021
This is a great condo in a fabulous location. The pictures of the condo are accurate, except the grass outside looks dry and dead. That should not deter anyone from staying here. The lanai had gorgeous sunrise views and the sliding doors allowed for fabulous cross breezes. Truth be told that the condo could use some updating but we spent more time at the beach and exploring than in the condo. Regardless, the condo was comfortable and relaxing. The location was perfect for us. It was 30 minutes to Glass Beach, 1 hour to Koke'e State Park (stop for poke at Ishihara's Market in Pakala Village), and a little over an hour to Hanalei (stop for lunch at Olympic Cafe in Kapa'a). The condo is between Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach. I wouldn't walk to either beach but the drive was 5 minutes to each. We did not have trouble finding parking but we were there during the week. Overall, we didn't have any issues with the condo, management was responsive to my immediate need for help getting in.


Edgar P.
August 2021
The place was clean and had all the basic amenities. The view is beautiful to wake up to.


Tom D.
August 2021
The views were stunning and the proximity to fun activities was great. We were so stoked to have 3 levels of awesome views of the ocean. We loved the snorkeling at Poipu, where we saw big sea turles on the beach and swimming next to us. We zip lined, kayaked, hiked, and explored beaches all within 15-30 min drive. Definitely, a trip to remember.


Michael B.
August 2021
The place is really comfortable and well-set up for guests. The wind is a little strong sometimes if you have the windows open at night! The pool and hot tub in the condo complex are nice. And it's a pretty easy walk over to Shipwreck or Poipu beach.


Michelle O.
August 2021
The condo is located in a great area of Poipu. It was spacious for our family of 5. Beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and towels were available for use. The condo is located on a point, so when it was windy, we were not able to always have the slider doors to the deck open; same with the windows in the master bedroom. The master bedroom needed more air circulation; the 2 floor fans and 1 ceiling fan were not enough. The condo is a not updated on the inside, but we were there to be outside, so I pushed that aside. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.


Ron L.
June 2021
Excellent property near Poipu beach. Perfect location with awesome wide views of the mountains and the ocean. There was plenty of beach gear to make the days more enjoyable. The split level floor plan is perfect for families or friends traveling together so everyone has their own space to spread out. The property manager was responsive to any questions we had. This unit faces the ocean, so there is a nice breeze if you open the windows. It does get quite hot otherwise. We used fans at night but would have liked some AC. Breakfast on the lanai is spectacular.


Anne C.
May 2017
Close to activities. Easy to get to.


Aaron G.
May 2017
This was our 4th time at Makahuena and 3rd time in this particular condo. It's always effortless, clean, comfortable. Great ocean views and breezes. Went in the pool several times. Close to the stores, beaches, hiking spots around Poipu. We will be back!


Sallie K.
April 2017
I watched the sunrise from the lanai every day we were there. Wonderful. Owner was gracious to let us know about construction that would be occurring during our visit. Appreciate that. Especially enjoyed that I could start my run from the condo and run past Shipwreck Beach to a trail as I do not like running on paved roads. Easy walking distance to both Shipwreck and Poipu Beaches which was great as we only had one car and not all in our party wanted to do the same things at the same time. Viewing spot for sunset on the property was also fun. Small nightly gathering of people fun to talk to. Highly recommend.


Desiree K.
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay here - such a nice, very clean condo and great set up for our group of 3 couples. Great price and location in Poipu. The property manager was so great and easy to work with. Located close to a beautiful walking trail along the coast, beaches, restaurants, and shopping. We will definitely stay here again! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!


Keith A.
January 2017
My wife and I visited Kauai with my parents and brother and stayed at this property for six nights. We absolutely loved this property - it was large, clean, and had all of the amenities that we needed for our stay. The property was well situated in Poipu, with easy access to nearby beaches and sites. The closet was full of beach equipment, and the boogie boards got plenty of use! While we enjoyed many of Kauai's fine dining options, we also used the well-stocked kitchen to prepare a couple of meals at home. The condo was in such a serene setting that even just sitting sitting on the lanai and looking out towards the water was an enjoyable experience. We would definitely return to this condo again in the future.


Anna P.
April 2016
We had a fantastic stay in this condo. Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves was amazing! The condo was well equipped and had a personal touch. The view was just amazing! We were 5 people staying in the condo, 2 Tweens, 1 3-year old and 2 grown-ups and we all loved it. Would be very happy to return if we would get the opportunity.


Patricia W.
April 2016
We rented this unit for our son and his family of four kids ages 7 through 11. It was just perfect for them! They couldn't get enough whale watching from the deck. The kids fought over the loft bedroom with its fabulous view. Our daughter-in-law said the kitchen had everything she needed for her big family. She was also happy to find the beach towels and boogie boards. This is a great family retreat. The kids are already talking about going again next year!


John H.
April 2016
The condo was wonderful, the beds were comfortable, the view was amazing and we were in walking distance to beaches, shopping, the bus system and dining! Sitting on the lanai, we could watch whales breech, ships go by and amazing sunrises and sunsets. We would definitely stay here again. - The Hargis family, Fairbanks, Alaska.


Rebecca R.
March 2016
Lots of room, nice location, loved the view. Lots of space but needs updating in kitchen, dishwasher did not work. Would like to see some color on walls--so sterile looking. Would be nice to be able to log into Netflix, etc with an easier connection for rainy days.


Janessa B.
December 2015
For a VRBO in Kauai I expected better for $275/night. The furniture and kitchen were outdated, the towels were old and the kitchen was not very well stocked, not to mention, it just felt dingy and dirty throughout. I also thought carpet in the bedroom and the stairway needed to be replaced and was very dirty. We were told a crib would be provided and confirmed this days before arrival, and no crib was anywhere to be found. A great breeze throughout made the lack of AC no issue at all.



July 2015
We've rented this unit twice, in winter and summer - both were wonderful. Both this unit and the entire complex are immaculately well maintained. You can view ocean sunrise from the lanai (balcony) and sunset from a few steps away. In the summer, Dolphins can be seen and in the winter, Humpback Whales. This location works well for both families and adult couples. Beaches, snorkeling, restaurants, and shopping are all nearby.


Peter K.
July 2015
It's the perfect setting! Morning coffee on the lanai watching the clouds and ocean. As the day heats up the lanai becomes shaded and cool while trade winds whisk away humidity. Traveled with our young adult kids, five of us total, with room to stretch out. Kitchen is tight but works. Amenities are comfortable. Bedrooms are a nice size; the 2 1/2 baths very useful. The facility common areas are well kept; pool, spa, & propane grilling stations. Convenient parking. Good management & communications. This condo is separated from a shoreline walking trail by a hedge & unobtrusive fence - looking down from well above ground level. Eastern views to Shipwreck Beach and sunrise, or through the clever side portal and windows to the lava crusted shoreline. Enjoyable ten minute walk to Poipu Beach, or head to the coastal end of the property overlooking lava rocks, sea turtles, crashing waves, and sunsets. Not quite as central as other places on the island, but that's the trade-off for enjoying the driest climate and better beaches. Kauai is a unique destination with something for everyone, but especially those who enjoy and appreciate largely undisturbed and sometimes adventurous outdoor settings. Much enjoyed and highly recommended!


Eddie S.
May 2015
This was by far the best place we have stayed yet on Kauai and we have been coming here from Sacramento since 2005. It's conveniently situated next to great beaches for volleyball/snorkeling, great hiking trails, and some really good Hawaiian cuisine. My wife and I loved the Condo unit and are already planning to rent it on our trip next year with a group of friends since it easily accommodates three or four families. The unit is very well maintained and the property managers did a great job of communicating with us before, during, and after our trip which made things a lot easier. The view from the condo's Lanai is just spectacular as we were able to have meals and cocktails while watching the whales and the surf roll in against the point. It was a huge bonus that the internet access was dependable as we were able to work remotely for our jobs at a few moments during the trip which made things very convenient. We also caught some amazing sunsets from the bottom of the condo complex which are frame worthy so that was a nice plus. This was such a wonderful place on Poipu to spend our vacation! Thanks Again!


Andrew B.
April 2015
The Makahuena condos in general seem very nice - the location is great, easy access to area beaches and towns, ample parking, and nice amenities like a pool and grills. We loved this unit! Great view of the ocean and marine life like whales, dolphins and an occasional sea turtle along the shore. Unit was clean, well decorated, and very comfortable. Highly recommend it and hope to return someday ourselves.


D B.
June 2013
What amazing views! Every morning, we had coffee and breakfast on the lanai and watched the waves crash on the rocks. Our first evening there we watched the full moon rise over the ocean. We enjoyed walks to Shipwreck Beach or Poipu Beach. The condo is clean bright and airy. It is located close to everything on the south end of the island and easy driving to the north shore. . The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, and we even grilled out one evening. The gardens were beautiful and the common areas were well maintained. The owners and office staff were very helpful. This was our first trip to Kauai- our daughter was getting married on the beach. The wedding and reception exceeded all expectations, Kauai was spectacular! Family menbers who stayed at other condos were in awe of our space and views. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend this spot to others!

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

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