Manualoha at Poipu Kai, Kauai

Manualoha is an 11 building condo development in the Poipu Kai Resort and technically the closest condo development to Brennecke beach (depending on the unit you're staying in). Featuring a unique architecture, the spacious units range in size from 1000 - 1700 square feet and have nice garden or ocean views. Manualoha has a lovely pool that is just 100 yards from Brennecke beach (great for extra fun before or after visiting the beach).

Choose Manualoha if you want to be close to the beach and enjoy large comfortable accommodations and possibly ocean views. The tennis facilities of Poipu Kai are right across from Manualoha, and walking paths lead through the resort's pleasant grounds to the beach and other attractions.

Manualoha address: 2371 Ho'ohu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756

Manualoha at Poipu Kai Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Manualoha at Poipu Kai is $383. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $415. 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 315 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.

The Manualoha at Poipu Kai condo resort on Kauai receives positive reviews from guests, highlighting its fantastic location, beautiful views, and well-equipped units. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to beaches, pools, and local amenities, including restaurants and shopping. The accommodations are praised for being clean, spacious, modern, and containing everything needed for a comfortable stay, such as cooking utensils and beach gear. The resort's grounds are described as beautifully landscaped and well-maintained, offering a peaceful and relaxing environment. While a few guests mention minor issues such as the need for updates in some units or challenges with air conditioning, these do not detract significantly from the overall positive experience. The responsive and helpful property management is also frequently commended. Overall, guests express high satisfaction with their stays and many express a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 315 guest reviews.

Recent Manualoha at Poipu Kai Reviews


Great location to beach and pool. However there is no AC like listed on the website as well as no coffee grinder or French press. The place was extremely clean though.
Heidi M.
April 2024

The location is amazing and the view is great. Owners are quick to answer questions. We knew from past reviews it was dated but I would also say rundown. Bathrooms were clean but that was it. Rusty fans. Duck tape fail fix on the AC unit. Kitchen dirty with almost unusable pans/supplies. Beach chairs are nice all other supplies broken and need replacing. I did give all our issues to the host and they did say they would look into it. So fingers crossed maybe better in the future.
Rhonda J.
April 2024

I have stayed in many condos but this one by far the best. Comfortable beds, cool breezes to cool you down at night. Over all the condo was large enough to accommodate our family of four. My husband was suppose to come but he passed this last December so this was great place to relax and grieve. Thank you for a wonderful place.
ANNETTE L G.
March 2024

We stayed for two weeks at this Manualoha rental in the Poipu area. We enjoyed the 7 to 10 minute walk to the busy beautiful beaches. We enjoyed returning to the solitude of the pool which can only be entered by Manualoha guests that have the entry key. Sometimes we were the only people at the pool! The home was very comfortable and the large lanai was a beautiful place to relax. The master bedroom with large closet and shower was a bonus. Some of the appliances are showing their age but still work! Had a great stay!
Nadine and Jeff B.
March 2024

Condo was beautiful, spacious and clean. The downstairs ac cooled great. The upstairs one not as much tho. In my opinion there should be 2 upstairs but nighttime’s cooled down well
wendy l.
March 2024

This rental has a view and is a three minute walk to a beach with waves and 5 minute walk from a kid/snorkel beach. As a parent, packing up the kids in the car is a big hassle. The closet in the rental has all of the beach gear and a wagon to get you down there. Food, snacks and shave ice are right across the street. This location is also ideal for friends who want to cook or grab some take out and enjoy the view. My husband and I love running and long walks so the trails and pathways made for some great exercise opportunities. I really did not need to make contact with John while we were there, but he was always responsive before, during, and after our visit. Thank you! We hope to visit again soon!!!
annise s.
March 2024

We enjoyed our stay here. It was thoughtfully finished and perfectly furnished for our family's vacation here. The community and full time owner/residents were very friendly which isn't always the case with short term renters in communities. The location was better than I anticipated.
John W.
March 2024

Would recommended to friends and would definitely stay here again! Beautiful unit, amazing location a few minutes walk from the beach and so private. And the property manager Kristen always responded quickly to our questions.
ingo m.
March 2024

The property was lovely and the location couldn't have been better. We just had a bit of a problem locating the unit. We were literally driving around in circles!
Debra M.
March 2024

We had a lovely time at Manualoha in Poipu Kai. The property was custom made for us , especially when our son’s family and a 5 year old took over the upstairs. Plenty of room for all. A short walk to the pool and beach…we had a great time.
Ricky R.
March 2024

It’s the perfect area and perfect unit for a big family to stay. I would do it again.
Chrissy B.
March 2024

Our stay was fantastic. The Condo was perfect. John was very accommodating to our requests. We had a great time looking forward to our next trip!
Jennifer S.
March 2024

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: Really enjoyed all this rental had to offer. Pool steps away and the beach just a few steps further.
Janis M.
March 2024

We had a great time. The condo was perfect and just as described. The management staff was very friendly and helpful. Only hiccup was I didn’t not receive the. Code for the after hours check in but the gentleman answered the after hours contact line and was very helpful so it wasn’t a major inconvenience. Would definitely come back and recommend to others.
Justin H.
March 2024

Fantasic location. Thanks for having us!
Jodie G.
March 2024

Lots of potential, but unfortunately very disappointing. Pros: -Location, location, location. Walk to multiple beaches and restaurants/bars -Fully stocked kitchen -Washer and dryer Cons: -In desperate need of some TLC. Ripped blinds, old and chipped paint, stained carpets, wicker chairs with tears, nasty tiles in the master shower, and a rusty dishwasher. Just didn’t feel clean or cared for. -Internal privacy: Take note that the listing does say the master is a loft. I appreciate the honestly there but they fail to say how open the rest of the unit is. The master bathroom doors have wooden slats for air movement which means you can hear everything happening in the bathroom from anywhere in the condo. The downstairs room is also not private, just a sliding door with slats. -External privacy: Due to no air conditioning there are open windows to the outside. When entering the unit you can hear everything going on in other units and in the mornings we could hear kids from other units. -Door Lock: After traveling all day to get to Kauai, the code we were given did not work. Vacasa did not answer the phone but thankfully were responsive via texting. It took about 20 minutes to get a code that worked, but then the lock was finicky the rest of the trip and we kept wondering if each time we left if we were gonna be able to get back in.
Henry U.
March 2024

We are absolutely over the moon after spending a week here! It truly exceeded our expectations. The location is steps from the beach and the house provides chairs, a wagon, cooler, etc to make for easy beach days! We would absolutely stay here again on our next trip to Kauai.
Lindsay M.
March 2024

This condo is walkable to Brennecke's beach for boogie boarding and Poipu Beach to see the turtles and seals resting in the sun every day. Condo was clean - nice linens and towels. Pull out couch was comfy enough for our teenager and mattress was great in the main bedroom. I would totally stay here again. Very quiet complex, some noise from the people upstairs but not too bad (6am aerobics maybe :) Great kitchen with everything you need to cook a meal and a BBQ right out front shared by neigbors in the complex.
Lucia A.
March 2024

Great property and location
Chris W.
March 2024

Stayed here with our whole family, lots of options for beds and was also very nice that lots was provided( toilet paper, garbage bags, paper towel, laundry soap, dishwasher soap and more) made it much easier then having to go out and buy it all. We didn’t arrive until midnight and it was very easy to check in and straight forward, just use the code and in you go. Would stay here again.
kyla m.
March 2024

What a fantastic place! It had everything we needed and more! Would definitely come back!
Lori W.
February 2024

This the second year we've stayed in this condo, and it's a great place for us as an older couple. It's quiet and private, and in a single-story part of the building, so there's no one above or below. The condo is well-outfitted with everything we need, clean, and in good repair. We eat breakfast and lunch in the condo, but generally go to restaurants in the evening, so don't have much experience with a major cooking effort. We had a good week this year with fair weather and pleasant temperatures, though we ran the A/C in the bedroom part of the time at night to knock down the humidity a bit. The walk to the pool is only a couple of minutes, and the beach is a pleasant 5-minute walk. The patio out back is somewhat hemmed-in by the border plants with the adjacent development, but is a nice place to sit with the chickens and birds around. There's a good collection of chairs and beach toys in the closet, and some games/puzzles for a rainy day (which we didn't need to use). It's a middle-tier condo that's not ocean-front, and is fairly priced as such. It has worked well for us, and is a place we would stay again.
Michael K.
February 2024

Love the views, open airy condo, everything we needed, would definitely book again!!!
Betsy H.
February 2024

The place was nicer than we expected. I wouldn't mind staying here again if we ever make it back to the island.

February 2024

Excellent property with all essential amenities plus. Unit is as nice as the pictures and very well located in proximity to island highlights. Property management attentive and responsive. We had a great visit and this unit added to our positive experience.
Ian O.
February 2024

Suggestions: Cleaning: Needs to be more thorough…seems like only surface cleaning done. Need cleaning under coffee table, under cushions, behind dresser upstairs. Carpets need shampooing. Some of the blinds need to be replaced. This is no reflection on Caldwell Bankers Island Vacations. Ashley is amazing! She helped with our TV troubleshooting. And we had a chain smoker in the unit below us! She did what was necessary to help the situation!
Howard M.
February 2024

this condo worked out great given the location of other famiy memebers staying at manualoha. We've been staying at Manualoha since the 1987 and it never disapoints. I will say that this unit could use a bit of an update but over all it was terrific
Marie B.
February 2024

We love this condo complex and the unit was wonderful
Ashley Y.
February 2024

The unit is well-maintained. Very pleasant complex, easy walk to turtle beach and Hawaii hot dogs and beach-front food and drinks. Lots of locals too on weekends, nice vibe. Nice pool. Good beach supplies in closet.
kate n.
January 2024

Great place to stay. This is our second trip and we stayed in the same area. It was great
Penny K.
January 2024

This property was well appointed and very comfortable for our stay! We hope to make it back again!
Dyan M.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay here. The kitchen is so well stocked that we ate all our dinners there on the lovely lanai. The location is also great. Will definately return.
Karin B.
January 2024

Very clean, comfortable, well appointed. Great location, beautiful grounds. Easy walk to Poipu Beach, close to restaurants. Gonna miss my new chicken buddies!
Kristin O.
January 2024

We stayed at this condo for 7 nights and enjoyed every minute. The condo is extremely clean and looks exactly like it does in the pictures. It has a very spacious master suite on the second level, but the second bedroom, on the first floor, was a bit small for our two young adult daughters. Other than that, it has everything you need including beach chairs, cooler and bougie board, and full kitchen. The resort was perfect, close to Poipu Beach and very clean. We loved walking to the beach daily for sunrise, watching the turtles and seals, and sunset. The check-in and check-out process was seamless. We would highly recommend this property.
Jayne T.
January 2024

Wow…where do I begin. First off: if you are looking for a comfortable condo within walking distance to the ocean but also has options for swimming in pools, look absolutely nowhere else! Mike and his wife have thought of literally everything! The condo was very well stocked with just about everything you’d find in our own home. We work shift work, which means we don’t usually get to celebrate holidays on the days everyone else gets to, so walking into the condo the first night it was a heartwarming thing to see a sweet little Christmas tree illuminated in the corner of the living room. When we went to the beach the first time, it was wonderful to see Earth Shaker, the monster jam monster truck in the sand toys bag (my 2.5 yo is obsessed with that one). There was even a life jacket for him to use at the pools. All of the showers were stocked with shampoo and body wash, which made it easy to get back from the beach or pool and rinse off. There was even tide pods and dryer sheets for guests to use. When I say they’ve thought of everything, they really have! If you stay at their condo, you will not be disappointed and your stay will be very comfortable. Thank you again!!!
Maureen P.
January 2024

In a beautiful location, but definitely needs updating. Dishwasher was all rusted out. The master bedroom TV didn’t work, but they replaced it but never programmed it. The master bath shower was clogged. Two adults and two infants staying in the downstairs bedroom. Got eat up my bugs. Not sure why.
Roy K.
January 2024

We loved our stay at this perfect condo. It’s been updated, which the photos as of 1-9-24 didn’t show. The living room has new furniture, and both bathrooms have new cabinets. I almost passed this place up due to the tired looking furniture in the living room photos and I’m so glad I didn’t! It’s a quick walk to the beach to snorkel, view turtles, body board, playground and restaurants. Body board rental is right on the beach road. I ultimately chose this condo because it has in-unit washer and dryer (also newer than the photos), the downstairs king bed can be separated into 2 twin beds, and both bedrooms have AC.
Jamie L.
January 2024

This place was an excellent location just two blocks from the beach. It was clean and nicely laid out. We did have a bit of a challenge getting additional towels. But overall everything was great and highly recommend this place to others.
Michael H.
January 2024

Nice & convenient walking distance to the nice beaches, restaurants & town. Property is perfect for a couple, single level with no one above or below you, end unit with great outdoor lounges, dining & peaceful, private location. Furnished for everything you need, great management Company located closeby, easy access & very professional.
Divina B.
January 2024

We enjoyed our stay in Poipu. It was such a short walk to the beach each day. We walked to dinner at a nearby restaurant one night. The huge lanai was pleasant to enjoy our morning coffee together.
Darcy G.
January 2024

The condo was very comfortable, beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen with all the appliances and utensils was very efficient. The location was beautiful! Ours needs and expectations were completely met. All in all a great stay!
Elizabeth G.
January 2024

Location was great, nice view from bedroom lanai.
Jennifer M.
December 2023

We spent Christmas on the island and the house was perfect for our family of 5 and for hosting Christmas dinner with the in-laws. Beautiful place and very comfortable. Loved being able to walk to the beach as well as the use of the pools. Would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return.
Keith R.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was 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 was perfect. Close to the beach, good pool, lots of beach stuff available in the condo for use of renters.
David C.
December 2023

Excellent property!
Steven L.
December 2023

Property was great, clean and comfortable. Wonderful location. Had some beach items. The cold bag was small so maybe get a cooler while you’re there, and no goggles for snorkeling but had chairs, umbrella, flippers and boogies boards! We will definitely be coming back!
Danyale O.
December 2023

Great location and amenities
David H.
December 2023

The location of this unit is absolutely perfect. Just steps to the beach and amazing pool with an ocean view. We could not have asked for a better place to stay during our family vacation. The unit was clean and ready for us when we arrived. We will definitely be back!
Amanda N.
December 2023

This unit may be the best location on the property with an amazing view and close to the pool. Vicki is the most awesome host/property manager we have ever encountered. If I owned a property she would be the kind of person I would want to represent me.
brad e.
December 2023

The accommodation was perfect for us. It was spacious with a lovely lanai that looked out on the green belt. The unit was well equipped. The manager was very responsive to all of our needs. We hope to be back before long.
Heather G.
December 2023


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