The Makahuena at Poipu Condo

Rates: $375 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KKDD (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 4.61 (from 89 reviews)
This is a spacious (1300 square feet) ground level, three bedroom, two bathroom, ocean view condominium, in the very popular, upscale Makahuena Resort located in the center of Poipu. It's size and internal layout provides spacious comfort for as many as 8 but works perfectly well and is priced for smaller groups. You might want to invite your family or friends to share the cost as they will be comfortable too. Check our monthly rates as we encourage longer stays.

View our guest comments to see why our condo is so popular.

The resort complex sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean providing an unforgettable view and experience. You can view both sunrise and sunset from the site 'Point' a few steps from our lanai where the sound of the ocean and it's spray is breathtaking.

The Makahuena is in the center of the Poipu golf world including being walking distance from Poipu Bay, former site of the Grand Slam of golf. The Makahuena contains it's own tennis and pickleball facility (a rare commodity in Poipu condo complexes) bringing those sports steps from our unit. Top rated sandy beaches that provide sunbathing and surfing are less than a ten minute walk to the east (Shipwreck Beach) and to the west (Brennecke's Beach). Brennecke's beach has a breakwater that provides protected beaches for toddlers and calm waters for snorkelers.

If you are traveling with children or people that enjoy the pool or spa, ground floor units such as ours have a huge benefit in the ease of access to these popular items. From our unit, you are step free seconds away from the pool gate to enjoy or check your kids swimming. The Makahuena is made up largely of three story buildings with no elevators, and pool access from upper units requires many steps to the opposite side of the pool then walking around the buildings. A somewhat time consuming and strenuous task.


The floor plan is all contained on one level eliminating the need to climb stairs to bedrooms or second bathrooms. Our seniors especially appreciate this convenience but everyone loves it. Additionally, the ground level location allows step free access to the impeccably maintained grounds, pool, spa, barbecue, view point, and other entertainment areas.
The kitchen was completed renovated in November 2014; new granite counter tops, Solid Mahogany door and drawer fronts provide a stunning look. Elegant Tile Flooring was installed in all three bedrooms adding a very upscale look and providing a cooler (temperature) unit.

A brand new Mitsubishi top of the line air conditioning system was installed in June 2022 which provides greatly increased comfort in every room even when the trade winds slow .

The master suite is a large bedroom containing a new Simmons Beautyrest California king bed. It has it's own bathroom which contains two large counters (his and hers) instead of the usual one. This bedroom opens directly to the lanai providing it's own ocean view and instant access to the beautiful grounds and all it's features.

The second large bedroom also has a California king bed and both of these bedrooms have their own televisions. The third bedroom is smaller, but large enough to contain two brand new plush full-size beds. If this bedroom is not needed it makes an excellent location to store luggage and golf clubs.

Summary of Sleeping arrangements:

Bedroom 1.

Primary Master Suite, King bed, with own Full Bathroom with his and her's sinks. Direct Access to Lanai, Pool , Spa and Grounds.

New High Definition TV

Bedroom 2.

Junior Suite with King Bed. Full bathroom in adjacent room.

LG High Definition TV and Blu Ray.

Bedroom 3

Two Full-size beds (not twins) adjacent to full size bathroom. Fold-out mattresses in closet for overflow for kids.

The unit has been recently redecorated including some new furniture and beautiful tile and paint.

We are very High Tech

The unit has a High Speed Internet Connection with a wireless router making web contact especially convenient.

A new 65" Samsung HD really Smart TV was added in the living room in May 2019. All the major streaming services are available so don't forget your passwords. Incredibly vivid picture.

The Poipu Beach Area

Poipu Beach is Kauai's most desirable area and was recently rated the #1 beach in all of America. You will love your stay at the Makahuena and in particular in this condominium. The unit is easily large enough for two couples to share with adequate privacy. There are three HD televisions and a DVD to keep the kids entertained in a separate room remote from adult conversation. Registration Number: TA-203-257-4464-01,+280200030023,+GE-203-257-4464-01

The Makahuena at Poipu Condo Reviews

Erin S.
June 2023
This place is in a good location with nice views of the ocean and sunset. The place needs updating. It had an 80s beachy feel. There was no drain cover on the master bathtub, and I could see hair wrapped around the drain. The tile floor is not the most appealing. We didn't know how to work the air conditioner at first, so we were hot the first two nights. Once we figured it out it was fine. The kitchen was well stocked. The place only had 5 beach towels even though it says it holds 8 people. There were plenty of other beach supplies.

Courtney H.
May 2023
We loved our stay here so much! We have been traveling to Kauai for the past 30 years and tend to stay on the East side of the island. We switched it up this year and could not have been happier with this place! Perfect size for our little family. Lots of kitchen amenities, ample space for everyone and a lovely location.

Brenda J.
April 2023
This condo is situated on a beautiful property overlooking the ocean. The property is well maintained. The condo was big enough for our family members of six. I also agree with other previous reviews that the Unit needs some TLC, upgrading and decluttering. Maintenance was prompt to repair 2 holes in the screen and communicated well when attention was needed for pest control. Location in Poipu was easy to travel around and walking distance to Poipu Beach.

Diana V.
March 2023
You can walk ten minutes either way and hit two beautiful beaches. Couldn’t be a better location on Kauai. Really enjoyed our stay.

Marilyn C.
February 2023
This was a great place to stay. We were able to have coffee at the overlook every morning while watching whales, turtles and dolphins. Property manager responded quickly to questions and was very helpful. There were beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards and ice chests to use. Also some cooking spices which was nice. It was a short drive to the beaches but that’s how it is for most condos on Kauai. We enjoyed sitting out in the lanai which at ground level was very convenient for the pool/hot tub and overlooks. It could use some updating.

Regan C.
January 2023
Excellent location and everything needed for our stay was there. Spacious for our family of 5 and really liked having the ensuite. We sat outside on the patio as much as possible and really enjoyed it! Could use some updating for an even more comfortable stay and to make it more enticing for rebooking. The cupboards have a noticeable odour(old materials)which transfers to the dishes and also the condo. Dishwasher didn’t work the best and air conditioning was mediocre. Overall we really enjoyed our stay; much better than paying for an overpriced hotel room.

Lori C.
January 2023
Great condo. Great stay. Nice quiet facility.

Sonia G.
December 2022
We enjoyed a lot

herb m.
December 2022
Easy to use on first floor. Major problem with unit not available for the first night.

Kandice S.
October 2022
The condo was great! Had a nice view and pool. There were a lot of extra pillows but no pillow cases for them. Also only 7 bath towels and there was 8 of us. The listing said there were no stairs but that is not true. You have to go down two flights of stairs to get into the condo. My husband is disabled so it was hard on him. We had a nice trip. The island is beautiful.

Laura H.
October 2022
Loved the place! Comfortable and easy access. We loved watching the sunset from the cliffs. .

Julie G.
June 2022
We were on the island to celebrate our aunts 75th birthday. We brought our adult children and each could had their own room. The condo accommodated us perfectly and we’re thrilled with all the beach toys, chairs, coolers and many extras. The only recommendation is to clearly mark that communication with the unit is through Discover Kauai Properties. I kept checking my VRBO and email from the host. Once this was made clear all was perfect. We look forward to returning. Thank you!

Jo Ann J.
May 2022
It was great to have 3 bdrms for company of 3 ladies. Great location. Access to restaurants

Linda P.
April 2022
The location is excellent for ocean and sunset views. The beach is about half mile walk. If space and sleeping capacity is what you are looking for them this is a good fit. Here are some pros and cons: Pros: Spacious Sleeps a lot Great amenities for beach: chairs, boogie boards, pool noodles Hot tub Bed in main bedroom is really comfortable Lanai is great size Overall, property is quiet Grills are great and covered Some ocean views around both sides of ocean facing building Maintenance was prompt on fixing drapes and laundry door Cons: Not conducive with limited mobility, no ground floor entrances Mold in bathrooms and by kitchen sink Patio screens ripped and don’t slide well Closet in main bedroom over cluttered Pool is small and not heated Not sound proof so easily hear neighbors (has policy of 9p-9a quiet hours but nobody on property to enforce) Dated Only A/C are portable units which always produce some noise and only in two bedrooms Says hi-tech but is limited to a plug-in USB in main bathroom and smart TV. Entry is old-school keypad to and requires actual key Lanai furniture is rusty and unlevel (put some poker chips under a couple legs to level out) 3rd bedroom has rally noisy fan, couldn’t sleep with it on and then too warm without it

Cynthia B.
April 2022
Great location and walkable to trails. The unit was large enough to fit our needs. The unit was a somewhat tired and could use a bit of updating. Some of the repairs we saw weren’t fixed properly and didn’t look good.

Amber B.
April 2022
We had so much fun. The location was amazing. We got up ever .owning early and watched the waves and drove to the town 6 mins away for coffee every morning . The manager was super sweet all the time . I definitely will book this place again

Sally B.
April 2022
The unit was equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Both the adults and the young children were very comfortable and the pool was great fun. Terrific location from which to take in Poipu and the surrounding area.

Teresa (Eve) G.
March 2022
Our family (3 generation, ranging in age from 14 to 71) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo. We could whale watch from the condo living room, although a close up view was better by walking out to the point and sitting on the benches. One thing I will mention that I was surprised by - this condo is listed as a ground floor condo, and it is. I thought that meant there were no stairs. That is not true. No condo in this complex is without a set of stairs - in this case you go down a flight of stairs, but if you have a problem with stairs, this can be troublesome. We managed it, but it was slow for the old folks. Still, wouldn't trade all the whales. The management company and owner were awesome to work with. When we arrived, the dryer wasn't working and they had someone out within a day to fix it. I talked to the manager several times and she was always full of helpful info and suggestions.

Garrett S.
March 2022
Very good

Sandra B.
February 2022
The location was great. Nice condo with plenty of room.

Lynn B.
February 2022
Had everything we needed and more!

Jenny M.
January 2022
These pictures don’t do this place justice. It was so beautiful there! It’s in a perfect location. We watched humpback whales right from the property. We had the best time and hope to go back!

Brian B.
January 2022
Property was great had a good time. Would definitely come back.

Angela K.
January 2022
Our family had a wonderful time! The view was gorgeous! Walk to Shipwreck beach was a bit long (about 15 min) but worth it! The trail along the ocean to get to the beach was beautiful and well kept. The hot tub was warm and we enjoyed that each evening. The condo had plenty of room to accommodate our family of 6. Downside was the condo needs updating (as pictures show). The floors were sticky and didn’t seem to be super clean. My adult kids said their beds were all very comfortable, but they felt their floors and surrounding area was dirty. If we returned to Kauai we would go back to this complex, but probably look for a different condo to stay in. But we had a great time!

Roksana D.
January 2022
We loved the condo - great location, hot tub, lanai, best sunset views. Great kitchen, beach chairs and umbrella - everything you need for a nice family vacay. We bought and left there a pack and play and infant’s tub. So if you travel with infants, you don’t have to worry about buying or renting these things. Only one negative thing to mention - very soft pillows. If you have any neck issues like I do, bring your own pillow. Other than that, everything was excellent. We hope to come back next year! Also the property manager was very sweet and helpful!

Steven R.
December 2021
Had to cancel in 2020 due to Covid but simply carried over reservation to 2021. Everything went smoothly.

Carol O.
November 2021
All the comfort of home, but in paradise. Can't wait to go back! ✔Location ✔View ✔Clean ✔Comfortable amenities

Kathy C.
September 2021
The location is amazing; walking distance to Poipu Beach and shopping. You don't have to leave the property to see the most amazing sunsets and sea turtles. The property itself was a bit worn. It is listed as air conditioned but there were only 2 portable air conditioning units in 2 of the 3 bedrooms. The rest of the unit was very hot and stuffy. We had an issue with windows not opening, broken lamps, and lights now working. Most was taken care of by property management, but they would not authorize an additional air conditioning unit even though the owner OKed it. That was very disappointing. Jim was great and very responsive when VRBO accidently canceled our reservation the week we were leaving. I think VRBO needs to be more specific when they claim a rental is air conditioned.

Timothy N.
August 2021
Thank you so much for offering your place. The proximity to the pool, the grassy area for the kids to run around, perfect home base for our first visit to Kauai!!!

Jill V.
July 2021
This condo is GREAT. Lots of room and conveniences, unit is on the first floor, easy to go to the lookout to watch the sunset, or stars/moon at night. Right next to a rocky shore, which gave an opportunity to see turtles swimming in the ocean below. Nearby to some great beaches (ie Poipu and Shipwreck Beach) as well as shops and restaurants. We did have some hiccups checking in re obtaining the box code to get the key to the front door, which may be in part to the business office closing at 3:00. After communicating with the owner and the on-site agency, I think this will not likely be a problem in the future. This unit was a GREAT price for the area, and we would be happy to stay here again !

Rick S.
July 2021
It was a nice place to stay was very clean and easy access to everything.......the only problem was no air conditiong....just 2 portable a/c units for this place and it did not cool the unit down.

Vivian D.
June 2021
Recommend another AC in one of the bedroom.

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