Kuhio Shores, Kauai

Kuhio Shores is an oceanfront condo complex in Poipu, a stone's throw from the ocean. All the units feature wonderful ocean views, and some include central air conditioning. Bay side units (numbered from 01 to 09) face into the trade winds and the rising sun while the remainder face south. The complex has a small BBQ area.

Adjacent to Kuhio Shores is Lawai beach, one of the south shore's premier snorkeling spots and the location of several summer-time surf breaks. Also next door is the Beach House restaurant and one of the best sunset viewing spots in Poipu. Kuhio Shores is also a 5 minute walk from Baby Beach, a quiet beach that's fun for infants. The lovely Shops at Kukui'ula are a pleasant 10 minute walk away. There you'll find restaurants, various boutiques, a health food store, live music on Friday's and a Wednesday farmers market..

Kuhio Shores Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kuhio Shores is $313. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $407. 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.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 1000 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.

Based on the guest reviews, the Kuhio Shores condo resort on Kauai is highly praised for its stunning oceanfront views, clean and modern units, and excellent location in Poipu. Guests enjoyed watching sea turtles, sunrises, and sunsets from their lanais, and appreciated the fully furnished kitchens and beach amenities provided. The proximity to snorkeling spots, beaches, and restaurants added to the convenience and enjoyment of their stays. The hosts were commended for their responsiveness and hospitality. Overall, guests had memorable and relaxing experiences at Kuhio Shores, making it a highly recommended place to stay on Kauai. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Kuhio Shores Reviews


It was an amazing location and the inside is very cute on the inside. Very colorful and well take care of. The view is amazing, as we got to see whale spouts, turtles and beautiful blue waves.
Matt N.
March 2024

The view was amazing, perfect for relaxing breakfast and a sunset dinner on the lanai,great location central to wonderful beaches(don't forget to check out the "west" side beaches) excursions and shopping. Everything we needed and more, can't wait to come back!
Keith D.
March 2024

We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and chose this location by the listing. Everyeverything was top-notch, clean, and a wonderful location to everything that we did on the island in the afternoons. We got to see the green turtles come in and feed right off the lanai. We were able to see whales spouting And had the beautiful morning sunrise and a short walk through the sunsets. The unit had everything that we needed for our stay and we are completely satisfied giving a five star rating! Mahalo Polly, hope to see you again soon
Alden C.
March 2024

The apartment was perfect. Everything was as advertised. We especially enjoyed the breathtaking views of the ocean.
Georg H.
March 2024

Lovely condo & great location! Really enjoyed our stay!
Cindy C.
March 2024

Beautiful view. Convenient location, good snorkling next door, a short drive to shopping (could even walk to shopping center), great restaurant next door with amazing sunset views. Host made sure that everything was explained and labeled.
JODY L.
March 2024

I really enjoyed staying here. It had everything I needed and was so beautiful and comfortable I didn’t feel like leaving.
Geraldine H.
March 2024

Loved this condo. You can tell that the owners care about their home. Clean, well equipped and lovely views. Look forward to another stay soon!
lisa a.
March 2024

Enjoyed the sound of the waves, the beauty of the water and central location. Just didn’t want to leave.
Susan M.
March 2024

Magnificent panoramic view of ocean! Good communication with owner. Convenient parking and easy access to unit. Kitchen well stocked. Unit is in need of a deep clean and update. Uncomfortable furniture, mirrored closet doors that are difficult to open due to rust.
Ellen C.
March 2024

Older property but kept clean and maintained. Bldg manager very friendly.
Judy H.
March 2024

First off, Kauai is Amazing and this place is right there too. Great location and views. Really nice and stocked condo. Communication was so thorough and helpful. We are already preparing to come back!
Nanette O.
March 2024

This property had a spectacular view of the bay and morning sun. Perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee on the lanai. I wouldn’t hesitate staying here again if I visit Kauai again.
Christina S.
March 2024

We stayed at the Condo for 10 days. It was better than advertised. It was very clean, the views were spectacular, and the condo had some nice updates and all the essentials for a great stay. The communication with the owner was also excellent. The owner checked in with us a couple times during our stay and helped to answer any questions we had and helped solve a minor problem we had during our stay. We would definitely stay here again. It was a great home base for our entire trip and we miss it already 🙂. I personally preferred this side of the Island versus the other areas on the Island, we visited most of the island during our stay and were very happy that we decided on this condo and location for our stay. Many restaurants, shopping, beaches, and attractions were also nearby. Can’t wait to go back again someday.
Dale T.
March 2024

Homey comfortable and clean. Well stocked kitchen made it easy to prepare meals that were enjoyed on the lanai. Front row seat to sunrises turtles whales and waves. Very quiet property and everyone friendly and easygoing. Mahalo for sharing your home!
David H.
March 2024

This place has the best view by the water. When we were back from activities I just wanted to sit outside forever!
Grace K.
March 2024

Clean and very comfortable. Sound of ocean at night is so soothing, you know that you have entered vacation mode! Property is quiet and peaceful. Beach chairs, umbrella, towels and cooler all provided to take with you to the beach. I also like that there are plenty of bath towels. Its very convenient that shampoo, conditioner and body wash are also provided. I found the mattress and linens super comfortable and provided an excellent nights rest! The loungers on the deck are wonderful too. We have stayed in this unit (405) before and have already booked for next year.
Loren G.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was very unhappy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The owner has thought of just about everything a guest could require. Condo is thoroughly furnished and most comfortable. There are all sorts of beach supplies - chairs, coolers, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, etc. The condo staff are all good people and most accommodating. It's a great place to stay!

February 2024

This is a very lovely condo with the best view! We definitely enjoyed our stay. It felt like home.
Isabel P.
February 2024

We spent two weeks in Kauai this past February. Kuhio Shores is our go to place whenever we visit. Watching the whales, turtles and surfers from the balcony was a good source of entertainment for us as my husband got Covid two days after we arrived. The condo could use some renovating. It's old and dated. The screen door is almost impossible to open and close. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, pots and pans and dishes. Could have used a laundry basket in the suite.
Carol J.
February 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: We have stayed at KS418 many times and love it. Check in / out couldn't be easier. Had minor smoke alarm failure; it was repaired promptly. I have one minor issue; there are new push button switches for lights and fans that are not intuitive - takes some groping plus trial and error to sort them out. I favor old-school toggle switches - simple and intuitive. But this is a minor hassle - probably intended to improve convenience. Clean - yes! I went over the place with a UV light before we moved in and found nothing. The place always seems clean; this time I can confirm it.
Rich O.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our stay at 214 Kuhio shores. So close to the ocean, fun to listen to the waves! We enjoyed watching the whales & turtles from our balcony. Turn your head slightly and watch surfers. Finally in the evening you have the best views of the sunset on the whole island. Sit at the dining table and all of these views are available, also. The owners were great to communicate with. We appreciated this because our old VRBO account was lost when VRBO changed to the One Key reward system. In some small ways, a few updates would be nice. The refrigerator works well but some of the gaskets needs repair, so replacement of the refrigerator would be good. We would really recommend this place as the price & location is great! With the wonde

February 2024

Nice place
Alex H.
February 2024

The pictures don’t do this beautiful condo justice—it’s simply a dream! It was the perfect place to call home for a week. Kuhio Shores itself is lovely with a fabulous location, parking, elevators, and peace (just waves, stars, and roosters :D). But this unit offers two adjustable ACs + fans, ample lighting and power plugs, plenty of drawers and storage, a great shower + supplies, a comfortable king bed and furniture, a well-stocked kitchen, an even better-stocked supply closet, reliable WiFi, cable with Roku apps, the coolest passthrough shutters between the bedroom and kitchen, breathtaking views throughout the unit + lanai (facing sunrise and turtles), and wonderful customer service! We really can’t thank everyone enough! PS: If you need laundry, there are machines on the floor. If you have K-Cups, Google has steps for use with coffeemaker. And if you need a pool or convenient beach day: Sheraton offers fantastic ocean cabanas + pool access for 2 and dining service; and Hyatt’s on ResortPass.
Erin R.
February 2024

The unit was clean and modern with excellent supplies to enhance the visit. The view was superb. The ad is very accurate. Some hassles with the condo association regarding parking permits thst required two trips to rental manager to obtain permits.
John J.
February 2024

We love this condo for it great location and for all the conveniences it provides.
Gary S.
February 2024

nice location. Comfortable furniture. Condo needs a few updates and repairs but overall nice and well furnished and equipped.
DAVID S.
February 2024

The condo was perfect for our couple of nights in Kauai. A beautiful ocean view on the side of the building and located near many beautiful beaches. Walking to the other side of the building was a perfect spot for watching the sunset!
kathy s.
February 2024

We were very happy with our condo and view. There were no surprises and everything went smoothly. We will consider this property again in the future.

February 2024

We stayed here in 2020 and liked it so much we wanted to stay in the same place again! Love being able to walk right out on the grass and watch sunsets or whales or surfers or just read a book! There is everything you could need in the unit - great Tommy Bahama beach chairs/umbrella, beach towels (although there should be more than 3 regular bath towels/washclothes for a week's stay - and shampoo would be nice!), spices, appliances, etc. The bed wasn't as comfortable as I remember but slept OK anyway. Great TV. Great location to discover the island. Close to Puka dogs and the fabulous Thai food truck, too! No white pineapple to be found on the island this time, tho so that was disappointing but not the fault of Kuhio Shores. :) We'll be back again!
Ann H.
February 2024

I could have stayed on the lanai the whole trip.
Erin T.
February 2024

I was very happy with the condition and supplies provided with the unit. The kitchen was fully stocked, there were beach chairs available to take with me to beaches, and they even left a welcome basket with some snacks and coffee for that next morning (life saver!) Sunsets are beautiful and easily accessible at the other end of the small property near The Beach House restaurant next door - which was always busy and smelled delicious. The property management team was responsive the only time I had a request. As listed, there is no AC. I knew this going in but was too warm at night since there are minimal fans and poor air flow throughout the unit. My only true complaint has no reflection on the owners or property management team, and that is the obnoxious traffic sounds at night. The loud cars/trucks and their often blaring music were impossible to sleep thru waking me up at least a few times every single night during my week's stay. Because of the no AC and poor airflow, closing the bedroom window to limit traffic noise was not an option. Lucky for me, beach naps are one of my super powers. :)
Meghan M.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. 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: We had a great vacation. The view was spectacular and right on the ocean. We saw sea turtles, rainbows and beautiful sunsets. The living room and kitchen were nicely renovated with comfortable furnishings. Kitchen was nicely stocked. Beach chairs and towels were provided. The bedrooms and bathrooms are a little run down but clean. We would stay again.
Patricia B.
February 2024

Great location on the water. Shops and restaurants within east walking distance. Enjoyed our time!
Steve O.
February 2024

Great!
Donald J.
February 2024

Paradise….pure paradise ! What a wonderful location and beautiful condo ! Postcard pictures every night from the Lanai! Ron is so helpful and accommodating… everything you need is supplied! The history behind this Condo is beautiful and heartfelt ! Thank you Ron for sharing this beautiful condo … wonderful memories !
Mary S.
February 2024

Well equipped, steps from the water, watch whales from the condo, take the beach chairs and umbrella to the beach. We loved our stay.
James H.
February 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had concerns initially as bed linens on one bed had lots of black particulate matter throughout. I was able to reach Vicki who reached out to the housekeeper to change the sheets. Vicki was somewhat dismissive of my concerns stating that it was only brown lint from the dryer. She said my concerns were “interesting”. The housekeeper Malina was very responsive and understanding. Once this issue was resolved we had a wonderful time. The location offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
Lee G.
February 2024

Great location right on ocean but walkable to beach and great shops!
Jan A.
February 2024

The condo was perfect for the four of us! It was right on the ocean so we were able to see turtles, dolphins, and whales. Also enjoyed watching the surfers. The view was so perfect we often ate in to appreciate it and to watch the sunsets.
Keltie N.
February 2024

Tropical appointments, kitchen more than adequately supplied. Bed was very comfortable. View every morning at sunrise, watching sea turtles feed on the algae right below the lanai.
Bruce N.
February 2024

Very beautiful, polite management, clean and very pleasant atmosphere. Condo is very beautiful setup and clean
Olivia l.
February 2024

We had a wonderful stay in the condo. The location was ideal for an active Kauai vacation as we used it for a home base for hiking in Waimea Canyon and the state parks to the north and for a drive to backpack the to Kalalau. The kitchen we well equipped and it worked perfectly for dinners at home. The view of the ocean is spectacular and the sound of the surf at night was wonderful. Nice showers and comfortable beds. It was truly perfect for us.
Patricia K.
February 2024

The condo is in a great spot. The ocean views were amazing. The place is a little dated in some ways that I did not expect in this price range but overall it was good.
Cheri M.
February 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: We loved being able to enjoy the ocean and watch whales breech right from the condo. This place was clean, quiet and gorgeous. View are incredible! Hope to come back and stay here again!
Julie N.
February 2024

The view from this ocean side condo was breathtaking and my daughter and I enjoyed our five-day stay. It was well equipped and we enjoyed our morning breakfasts on the lanai overlooking the ocean where we spotted a couple of whales too. Highly recommend staying here.
Mary Ann S.
February 2024

We can’t say enough about how lovely and well maintained this condo is. We have stayed in many VRBO properties and this one rates a10+. The pictures depict the condo perfectly. The A/C was great as well. Didn’t use during the day as it wasn’t necessary in February. Used at night only because we like to sleep in cooler temperatures. Well stocked kitchen and condo. Being able to watch tv is important to us, especially in the bedroom which we were able to do. The location is fantastic. Grocery stores and shopping within 6-7 minute drive. The Beach House restaurant is RIGHT NEXT DOOR. Fantastic sunsets at restaurant. We walked there for dinner. Beaches close by- Poipu beach where we saw 8 turtles one morning AND 3 monk seals!! Fantastic stay. Would definitely stay here again.
Cynthia T.
February 2024

The unit is beautiful. Host was very helpful when we had one issue come up. We really appreciated the beach gear which included boogie boards, 3 chairs, snorkel supplies and a cooler. The only slight negatives is the master bed was loud and creaky whenever anyone rolled over, and we didn't catch that shampoo, conditioner and body wash wasn't suppled. I'm become used to that being available in other rentals but I've learned to not assume that! Neither of these small issues were a big deal and we would totally stay here again.
Hollie S.
February 2024

Our host was communicative and available if we needed him. The condo was perfect in every way, and a pleasant surprise was the upgraded kitchen which didn’t show in the photos we viewed. The location was stellar!!
Marsha S.
February 2024

We loved this property. The 2nd floor unit with 180° views can’t be beat! The sunsets and sunrises are amazing! You barely have to leave home. This morning we saw turtles, whales, dolphins, snorklers and surfers before 9 AM from our lania. We loved being able to walk to the shopping center with lots of eating and entertainment options. The South Shore is really the place to be. Thanks Walt and Joy!
Jan A.
February 2024


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