E komo mai, welcome to The Makahuena 5101!
“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. This 2-bd/2-ba condo is on the ground floor with oceanfront views in the heart of sunny Poipu, with full kitchen, spacious lanai, W/D in the unit, and air conditioning throughout.
The primary bedroom is furnished with a King sized bed and ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. The second bedroom is furnished with two twin sized beds that can be converted to a king bed upon request in advance, and a full guest bathroom. PLEASE NOTE that the pathway from the parking lot to the condo is layered and involves flights of stairs along the way.
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).
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' favorites) - all of this within walking distance.
We had a wonderful time at this property! The condo is an end unit with beautiful views right on the ocean. Jeremy and Kristen were wonderful hosts who were very attentive.
The condo was a pretty long walk from the parking lot with several sets of steps.
This rental was everything we wanted and more. We chose Kauai for its reputation for being less crowded, safe, and still having all the attractions of the bigger islands. We chose the south side because of the sunnier weather forecast and easier beach access. Makahuena is the absolute perfect location on the south side. We were worried it was on a rocky part—that is true but the whole coast on the south side is a combination of rocks, then beach, then rocks and so on. All the south side beaches were very nearby. We found the best snorkeling at Lawai and Poipu beaches and the best boogie boarding at Brennecke’s beach. Shipwreck and Poipu are both big beaches. We rented a car and needed it to get to our activities. Activities on the west and on the east are about 35 minutes away. We also rented beach cruiser bikes and used them to ride to beaches and restaurants on the south side. I recommend Kauai e-bikes in Koloa….reasonable prices and the deliver and pick up the bikes. Why Makahuena 5101? View! It is the absolute closest to the ocean. The surf is awesome and puts on a show all day. We saw turtles and whales right from the porch. Sunset and sunrise are also viewable right from the porch. The high top table out there is the best seat in the house. Accessibility: The coast on the south side is gentle hills and you cannot avoid slopes. You can access the unit with a path and one set of stairs and it’s not that far. Having AC was great. The unit is well equipped. Great stay
Everything was perfect
We had such a lovely time at the property. Even better than the pictures!
The location of this property is on point. The whale watching, the waves crashing on the rocks, the comfort and ease this place has made it feel like a home away from home. There are some beautiful resorts near by, but honestly I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else when we come back. The only thing I would change is the name of the owner of the property to my own. Our stay here was perfect.
Loved every second! Was. A spectacular incredible condo, could not have asked for Better entertainment from the ocean crashing on the rocks. Sunsets & sunrises …SPECTACULAR! We will be back,
We had a great time at Makahuena 5101. It’s an ocean front unit on the first floor. We enjoyed the spectacular views and the ocean breeze. We’ll be back soon!
I think this must be the southernmost condo unit on Kauai and right on the ocean. The kitchen was particularly well-stocked for cooking gear which was important to us.
Great location. Already missing listening and watching the waves crashing.
Nice unit with great view. Only downside is that it was a long slog from the parking lot with our bags.
First, the location and view are unbeatable. Also, the condo layout is great, the in suite amenities good, lots of tableware and we truly enjoyed our two weeks.
Now for the bad: the beds are brutal, I slept on the floor a couple of nights to ease my back, and my wife, as well as our guests (in their room) spent some nights tossing and turning.
Secondly, the advertisement/information on this condo indicated there was a safe in the unit........yes, but no key! We contacted the manager but they said they also did not have a key to provide access.
Third, for $2800 US per week, a minor maid service to change sheets and towels would have been welcomed after the first week, hotels would have changed them every night. There was not even laundry detergent provided.
When beach items are provided in a 2 bedroom unit, it would make sense to provide 4 of each item (only two beach chairs).
Finally, there was no dresser in the spare room in which to place some clothing, not even night stands with a couple of drawers beside the beds, rather inconvenient.
These are relatively minor items (except the beds) that are easily rectified and we would urge you to give them consideration
Very much enjoyed our stay, probably one of the best locations we've stayed it in years. Like everyone else , wish there was a little easier way to get your luggage there. great views , great service , and everything you need to make a great stay.
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