Kahala at Poipu Kai, Kauai

Kahala at Poipu Kai Address: 1901 Poipu Road Koloa HI, 96756

Kahala is one of the larger condo developments within the 70 acre Poipu Kai resort, consisting of 10 buildings. Kahala boasts an outstanding location in Poipu, just a 5 minute walk to Poipu Beach Park. In the second aerial photo showing Kahala's building numbers you'll notice Brennecke beach a short stroll from the condos. The Kahala development has a swimming pool and hot tub and access to the tennis facility at Poipu Kai Resort. The spacious units at Kahala range in size from 900 - 1200 square feet, some with ocean views.

Kahala represents one of the best values in Poipu and is an excellent choice for those that like spacious accommodations nearby the beach while being walking distance to several restuarants. The large resort grounds of Poipu Kai are great for children, and allow for easy access to other parts of Poipu like Shipwreck beach and the Grand Hyatt (about 10 minutes away).

Kahala at Poipu Kai Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kahala at Poipu Kai is $271. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $302. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

Kahala at Poipu Kai's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 416 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests have had overwhelmingly positive experiences at the Kahala at Poipu Kai condo resort on Kauai, praising its prime location, comfortable accommodations, and the variety of amenities provided. Many reviews highlight the resort's proximity to beaches, restaurants, shopping, and attractions, making it an ideal base for exploring the island. The units are described as clean, well-stocked, and equipped with everything needed for a beach vacation, including beach gear and fully equipped kitchens. The views from the condos, especially of the ocean and sunsets, are frequently mentioned as highlights. While a few guests noted minor issues such as dated decor in some units or the lack of air conditioning, these did not significantly detract from their overall satisfaction. The resort's grounds are praised for their beauty and maintenance, and many guests appreciated the quiet, family-friendly atmosphere. The responsiveness and helpfulness of the property managers and owners are also commended. Overall, guests express a strong desire to return and recommend the Kahala at Poipu Kai to others seeking a memorable stay in Kauai. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 416 guest reviews.

Recent Kahala at Poipu Kai Reviews


Great location near Poipu beach.
Michael S.
February 2024

Good location. Walkable to most everything.
Rhonda C.
February 2024

We loved Susan's condo! The location could not be more perfect for going to the beach, a great morning walk along the path, the pool and Kalapaki Joes! The condo was very clean and is exactly as pictured on the website. The kitchen is stocked with all we needed to cook, there were boogie boards, a cooler, snorkeling equipment, chairs and an umbrella. The bed and pillows were so comfortable - we so appreciated that! The views are beautiful from the lanai and we sat out there as often as we could! Susan is an excellent host and very responsive!
Lisa E.
February 2024

Wonderful amazing stay! Perfect location to Poipu Beach. My 3 sons were born on Kauai and we haven’t been back in 17 years! What a lovely condo! I came in 1991 to open a gallery at the Grand Hyatt and met my artist husband. Truly lovely cozy place to make our stay perfect. I use to live at Kiahuna Golf Club Estates. Poipu was magical as always. Mahalo!

January 2024

Great stay in Kauai! Condo was in the perfect location and just a very short walk to Poipu Beach. We enjoyed the spacious accommodations and all of the amenities. It allowed us to have breakfast in the morning, pack our lunch to take with us exploring the island and then return to enjoy sunset each evening on Poipu Beach with the sea turtles and monk seals.
Harry S.
January 2024

We moved to this unit after staying in two larger units with our kids and grandkids. This was just perfect for two-four people. Easy walk to the beachs on the greenway. Would definitely stay here again.
Denise W.
January 2024

Everything was as advertised. View of the beach and sunsets with easy walk to the beach.
Chuck
January 2024

We had a wonderful stay here, the location is absolutely perfect. We chose this condo because of the location, 5-6 minute walk to the beach which we loved. We could watch the sunset from the condo and were happy our kids could have their own space in the loft. The loft and upstairs washroom isn't large or updated but was clean and functioned well for us. I would recommend replacing or sharpening the kives and having more cutting boards. We chose to make some our meals and would have appreciated better quality knives and more places to cut produce. Also, the dishwasher door once unlatched just falls open and seems a bit wobbly.
Roni P.
January 2024

The condo was very clean and modern. We especially loved the big shelf in the hallway for our suitcases and the fact that they had ice packs to use during our day. We utilized the kitchen
Christine W.
January 2024

Easy check in and out, well located, absolute dream of a view. Would love to sit on that lanai any day!
Beth
January 2024

Reserved in March 2023 for stay in December 2023. While I was in line to pick up my rental car AT THE LIHUE AIRPORT(!!?!), I received a call from a Poipu 365 person, telling me my condo wasn’t “ready”, but it would be on Thursday (this was on Monday before Christmas). She stated they were working on the lanai and it wouldn’t be done “for a few days”. The condo they offered was not close to equivalent: 2 queen beds instead of a king and twins (for my husband and I and 2 sons, both over 6 ft tall). No ocean view, not as close to amenities (Brenneke’s beach, Kalapaki Joes, the nice pool, etc.) The back “deck” felt overgrown with vegetation and was strung with cobwebs, the freezer door appeared covered in orange stains of some kind, pocket doors to the toilets were “stuck” and difficult to close. I spoke to the property agent who arranged to “clean” Kahala 312 that night (our original condo) but we weren’t able to use the lanai until the day before we departed. This was > $6000 for 6 nights (after taxes, fees, etc.) I asked for some refund and was told I would get a “15% discount”. I have received no refund, and they returned the cleaning deposit to my husband’s VISA card (which had been used a few years ago), not my card which was the one used in the transaction. We love Poipu and have stayed at many condos in Kahala, Regency and Manualoha at the Poipu Kai complex. We will not likely book with Poipu 365 again.
Shannon C.
January 2024

This is a spectacular property. Every detail was met. Jake and Jenny are fantastic hosts and they made sure our visit to Kauai was special. Views, amenities, and comfort were all top shelf. Can’t say enough about our visit.
Roger B.
January 2024

Beautiful place and very comfortable. Michael answered any questions and Surrey was also very helpful. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Overall, a great relaxing place.
Laura C.
January 2024

Picture perfect condo with a great view of the ocean from the lanai. Quiet, super clean, and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment, oil, spices, etc. The bed is really comfortable. I have back problems, so I appreciated the high quality mattress. In fact, all the furnishings and appliances are in really good condition. The condo comes with everything we needed for a day at the beach - beach chairs and towels, boogie boards, and snorkeling equipment. Very convenient location- a quick drive to Starbucks, shops and restaurants. HomeAway is the place to stay!
Kimberly B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The condo was comfortable and nicely equipped, and has a very good ocean view. Plus, you can't beat the convenience of walking down to the beach, restaurants, and various coffee shops. I'd definitely stay here again.
Barkley P.
January 2024

What a great property. Our Family of 4 had a wonderful time over Christmas!! The place couldn't have been in a better location.. Super close to Poipu beach and the place was well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens. Even had boogie boards, chairs and a cooler that could be used for the beach. It had everything we needed for our 1st 4 nights in Poipu. John and Connie were super quick with questions and the best hosts!!
Clay F.
January 2024

Very spacious lovely condo in a beautifully kept setting. Felt the condo had great linens, towels and extras that hep one settle in quickly. Very close to beach and whatever needed such as beach chairs , snorkel gear ,towels included. Bed was lovely, wonderfully large closet and bathroom. Kitchen very nice and well set up. Ratten furniture was very comfortable which often isn’t in other condos we have stayed in as this furniture is most likely more expensive. There could be better lighting such as higher watt bulbs . Washing machine doesn’t clean well as it is too small annd short wash cycle. a regular size washer would make a difference. We really enjoyed this condo and the couple issues above are not a deal breaker. We felt we made the right choice. Definitely recommend .
patricia h.
January 2024

The view from this property is serene and breathtaking. We started every morning with coffee on the lanai, gazing off at the ocean. One or two red-created small cardinals joined us frequently, as did a small, unobtrusive (on the side of the lanai railing) gecko. Paradise! Additionally, Susan was a very responsive and caring host. My husband had a medical emergency while on the island, and Susan graciously extended our stay as long as she could, prior to the next arrival, and then tried to help me find an additional extended stay venue. We highly recommend her condo for location, comfort and excellent host support!
Kelly H.
January 2024

My wife and I enjoyed our stay and will for sure consider staying here again when we get back to Kauai. Easy walk to the beach. Unit was clean and lots of space. The beach chairs and beach toys were nice to have at the ready as well.
Michael S.
December 2023

We loved our stay in your beautiful condo! The condo was clean and equipped with all the essentials we needed for our beach activities. Our favorite part was sitting out on the lanai enjoying the spectacular ocean view! We appreciated your thoughtfulness in leaving fruit on the counter and cocktails in the frig. We are already looking forward to our next stay in this perfect setting!
Dee O.
December 2023

Good location, easy walk to shipwreck and Poipu beaches. Nice pool steps away. Hot tub was only hot a couple of visits 95 degrees most of the time. Condo had beach towels, cooler,chairs, boogie boards, everything you need for a day at the beach. I would stay again.
jeff w.
December 2023

This condo was exactly as listed. I enjoyed my stay very much.
Amanda H.
December 2023

Really enjoyed my time at this residence. 5 min walk to beach, with amazing ocean view from back patio. This was a great stay that I recommend for any other travelers to Poipu.
Marcus H.
December 2023

Large 1 bedroom, in the heart of Poipu, close to everything. Nice finishes, updated.
William Terry H.
December 2023

A beautiful view from a beautiful condo!
Alison G.
December 2023

The location of the unit is very convenient to many things, chief among them being about a 5-minute walk to the beach. Having an assigned parking spot right in front of the unit was perfect for loading and unloading vehicles. The community's pool and gas grills are also nearby. Upon arrival, the unit was clean and the air conditioners were running so that it was cool inside. The mini-split system really does a fine job keeping things comfortable. As others have noted, the bathrooms are a bit dated, but they were clean. Showers had good water pressure and the water was hot. Check in and check out procedures were among the easiest I've had at any rental property I've stayed at. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Stan R.
December 2023

Very comfortable, nicely equiped, furnished and maintained. Very spacious with lots of opening windows. Quiet location looking out onto central green space. An easy several minute walk to the ocean and beaches. Hosts easy to contact. Highly recommended
Lee T.
December 2023

My husband and I had a great stay! We loved the location of the rental as well as the access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, which was fantastic! Having Kalapaki Joes close by was really nice when we didn’t want to walk too far, too! highly recommend!
Tammi G.
December 2023

We stayed here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely perfect & if we ever come back I would stay here again. I am a clean freak & this place was immaculate. Loved the extras they provided; from coffee, to sunscreen, kitchen utensils, laundry detergent, beach towels, insulated drink glasses to a wagon full of beach chairs & umbrella! We used it all & thankful for everything they thought to include. Then there’s the location & amenities. Short walk to the beach, pools & eating places. Loved every minute of every day here.
Jill K.
December 2023

The property was very nice, clean and as advertised. It was a great value and very comfortable. We would rent this property again.

December 2023

We explored the entire island...we saw sea turtles and sea lions just a short walk from the unit. The unit is nice, we used mainly at night for sleep. The snorkel gear and boogie boards were fabulous and much appreciated as were the beach chairs and cooler. The unit is very convenient to everything you want to see.
Julie S.
December 2023

I booked this property for my son, his wife, and 4 children ranging from 2-10. They absolutely loved it. It was clean, nicely decorated, and large enough (and equipped enough) that we cooked and served Thanksgiving dinner on the lanai to 14 people. The sofa sleeper was reported to be the "most comfortable sleeper ever". Additionally, they loved having the pool and hot tub for the kids as an alternative to the beach and also used the membership to the "Sports Club" for the waterslide and beautiful pickleball courts. Definitely a win!
Tifani P.
December 2023

Lovely location and view. Nice amenities as well. Carpet needs to be cleaned though. Very soiled! Rubber Bath mat should be placed in the tub to avoid an accident! Nearly slipped and fell!
Patti G.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Family vacation was amazing Property is in a prefect location.... But, the unit needs some serious TLC. Needs to be updatedNo A/C, except for a portable unit. Afternoon sun makes the living area very hot. Excellent customer service from the property management!!!!!
Chere F.
November 2023

Well located, well maintained, aloha vibe.
Brennen O.
November 2023

Much bigger and located ideally
Jennifer A.
November 2023

But it isn't. I wish it were. Many things were just right, but the unit was simply way too hot. Too hot to stay inside. I'm a long-time Poipu visitor, and I've never stayed anywhere near this hot. Outside was much cooler than inside. There were four brand-new ceiling fans and an interior AC unit the size of a large suitcase, so clearly the owners are aware of the problem, but it just didn't work. Nights were fine for sleeping, and early mornings were fine, but by 10am it was stifling. We worked out, over our first week how to set the umbrella to shade the glass doors, pull the curtains, and adjust the fans and AC for the best air flow, but it simply wasn't enough. We spent far too much of our Hawaii holiday sitting in a ridiculously hot, dark room. Now if you go out all day adventuring, this place is ideal. But if you, like us, are seniors with only enough energy for one activity a day, this is not the place for you. We spent lots of time playing Scrabble out at the pool where it was cool and breezy. The location is great for beaches, shopping, and sights. But inside the house was really not acceptable during the day. Beds were great. Linens were top grade. Showers and washer/dryer were just fine. There was plenty of beach equipment and a wagon to haul it in. But the kitchen was really too hot for cooking - although we did. It had no ventilation and the smoke detector had been clearly moved from the kitchen to the back hall. I regret this rating very much.
Kent B.
November 2023

Condo was very clean and had what we needed. Great location to pool/hot tub and beaches. Loved the view from the lanai of the ocean!
Hettie B.
November 2023

This condo is in a perfect location. Quick walk to the beach and steps away from the pool & restaurant. The condo was clean and was stocked with everything we needed - kitchenware, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkel gear & sunscreen. Upon arrival, we were only given a key to one of the pools, but the property manager responded promptly, apologized and dropped the key off. We were not aware that you have to pay to access the tennis/pickleball courts but it was listed in the property info book provided in condo which we overlooked. The master has a comfortable king, large bathroom, spacious closet and A/C. Overall, we had a great stay and I would definitely stay here again if I visit Poipu.
Jillian S.
November 2023

This condo is perfectly situated! A short walk to Poipu beach and you'll have snorkeling, swimming, and at sunset you can watch the turtles come to spend the night on the sandy beach. You might even see a monk seal sunning himself. Kalapaki Joe's is super close and a great place for a meal. The condo is nicely appointed but could use some more silverware or you'll be running the dishwasher every day. There is AC in the master bedroom only but the open windows and ceiling fans help. There is a closet full of anything you might need for a day at the beach, chairs, snorkel equipment, coolers, umbrella, etc. The pool is just steps from your front door. And it's a wonderful pool. Not huge but so welcoming after a long hot day exploring the island. Chad is great. He will answer any of your questions. Just don't check in early as it upsets the housekeeping staff. You will enjoy your stay in this condo.
Janet E.
November 2023

The location was great with everything within a couple of miles that you may need. Beautiful walk around the property with nearby restaurants and beaches to enjoy. The hpuse was perfect! Had everything and anything we could need. And very nicely decorated, with a wonderful view of the ocean.
Tina M.
November 2023

Great location. Clean and comfy. Host is super easy to work with !
Carla Z.
November 2023

This condo is in a great location! It has a paved path to Poipu Beach. It also is close to several restaurants, not walking but a quick 5-10 min drive. Bed was also incredible comfortable! Honestly, the only negative is that there is only air conditioning in the bedroom and loft. It made sleeping very cool and comfy, but the rest of the condo is very very warm. Other than that it was a great stay!
Andrea F.
October 2023

We absolutely loved our VRBO with poipu suite paradise! The space was clean, stocked with all the gidgets in the kitchen, bed was comfortable, and felt so at home. the hosts are so lovely and accommodating, they even left a bottle of wine in the fridge for us! highly recommend this peaceful spot.
Kalysta W.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location of the unit was perfect. Nice central location for day trips to see the sights. Close to the beach and park as well as restaurants and shopping. We have stayed in the resort complex before and even though the unit was a bit dated, it was comfortable and met our basic needs.
Marcia S.
October 2023

This condo is in a great location with easy walk to the beach and a quick drive to hikes, shopping and dining. The layout is spacious and comfortable and stocked with everything you need. The kitchen was better stocked than most any rental I’ve stayed in! The lack of air conditioning should be noted, but the owners are very up front about it and have fans to accommodate. We enjoyed the front and back lanais and peaceful grounds. Clean, comfortable, very user-friendly. Thank you!!
Shawna D.
October 2023

My husband & I had a delightful time as the condo is conveniently located to all of the beaches & we could walk to coffee shops & eateries! Kalipaki Joe’s is near one of the pools & Little Fish Coffee Shop is just blocks away! Connie & John Neil, the Owners, are wonderful to work with too! *** Greg & Sue Arroyo Grande, CA
Sue M.
October 2023

We loved the property and close location to the beach
Andy L.
October 2023

Very relaxed and easy place to stay. We had a problem with TV on first day and maintenance crew was there within an hour to fix it. We plan to come back!
chris c.
October 2023

Beautiful view, quiet, has everything you need. Would stay again!
Sue w.
October 2023


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