Poipu Palms, Kauai

Poipu Palms is an intimate oceanfront complex in Poipu, a 2 minute drive from Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach Park. The complex features a small pool and BBQ area. Poipu Palms is a great choice for budget-minded travelers who want oceanfront accommodations. In the photo below, Poipu Palms is the blue building on the left.

Poipu Palms Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Poipu Palms is $412. 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.

What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 176 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 Poipu Palms condo resort on Kauai receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its exceptional location, stunning ocean views, and well-maintained facilities. Guests consistently praise the resort for its proximity to beautiful beaches, the thoughtful provision of beach supplies, and the opportunity to observe sea turtles and other marine life from the property. The condos are described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped with modern appliances and amenities, including pools and decks with panoramic views. While some guests mention the absence of air conditioning, the availability of fans and natural crosswinds is generally found to be sufficient for maintaining comfort. The resort's management and hosts are commended for their responsiveness and helpfulness. Despite minor maintenance issues and occasional noise due to the open-window setup, the overall sentiment is highly positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 176 guest reviews.

Recent Poipu Palms Reviews


We stayed at the Poipu Penthouse for two weeks. It is a lovely condo with pleasing decor, furnished very nicely. The beds were very comfortable. We were pleased with the host welcome gifts and really loved having a keurig for our morning coffee. The highlight was the gorgeous view overlooking a deck and pool and amazing ocean views. We saw so many whales and dolphins during our stay!! The neighborhood was wonderful for walking. If I have any caution for this property it is to consider that it is on a busy street and very noisy when trying to sleep. While that did bother our ability to sleep, it was worth it for the wonderful views!
Cynthia R.
March 2024

We have stayed in Poipu many times. We were intrigued by the VRBO listing and it most definitely did not disappoint. The condo is beautifully done with spectacular views of the ocean. We took advantage of the lovely renovated deck where we would watch the sunset while the waves were hitting the rocks below. The location is perfect and feels more like a cozy family home than a resort. Our favorite spot was the lanai where we spent many hours reading and watching whales and dolphins frolic in the surf. We will be back 😀
Minde F.
February 2024

Pictures do not do this place justice! Absolutely perfect in every way. Awesome location, and you cannot beat the views. Enjoyed starting every morning on the deck overlooking the ocean. Saw so many whales and dolphins too. So many great memories made here, hoping to be back again someday!

February 2024

Overall an incredible property, place, and location — just desperately needs a deep clean. Clean this place and it’s 5 stars all around.
Mark S.
February 2024

We have stayed in several different units in PP over many years and this unit is very nicely decorated with great art.
Diane P.
February 2024

This condo is in a good location near Poipu Beach, oceanfront property without beach access. Balcony is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. Condo is well-equipped with a full kitchen, towels, beach chairs, etc. Two bedrooms with attached bathrooms works well for two couples or a family of four. There is a nice breeze that comes off the ocean, but the lack of air conditioning was an issue with the humidity. Pool had some debris in the bottom of it from wind and was not cleaned until our last day there. There is some outside noise with the windows open all night. Condo is showing some wear and could use a little TLC. Overall, it was a good( not great) place to stay.
Lori S.
February 2024

Wow! What a beautiful place— the location, the space, and the views were top notch. And the check-in/out experience was so easy! We also appreciated the conveniences of having basic necessities stocked for us upon arrival such as dish soap, hand soap, TP, paper towels, coffee, etc. These details made a difference when we arrived late after a long flight. The space is designed well and tastefully decorated. Views of the ocean are fantastic from inside and outside— we saw whales almost every morning. Overall, we highly recommend!
Alexandra P.
February 2024

Great location. Excellent view. Peaceful setting. Unit is well laid out and the kitchen is well equipped. This is a place we would happily return to.
Anne D.
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: This unit is one of the best places we've rented in all of our island vacations! It had everything we needed and "extras" (cooler, beach chairs, etc) Kitchen was well equipped. You can tell that the owners put a lot of TLC and careful thought into making it a great experience for their guests. The location was also excellent; easy walking distance to great beaches, walking trails, etc. We would happily book this again and recommend it to others!
Diana S.
February 2024

Doug is a Superhost and very accommodating. The condo is equipped with everything you need, ocean view, clean and perfect for 2 couple's. The location was excellent for all the daily excursions.
Gordon B.
January 2024

We very much enjoyed our stay at Poipu Palms. Communication with Doug was excellent prior and during our stay. The location is great - a quiet area with restaurants and beaches an easy walk away. Perfect for a low-key relaxing week.
Keith L.
January 2024

Ocean views were amazing. Great to see turtles swimming right from our lanai. Being 1 step up from pool level gave us a much better view of ocean. Communication with property management was easy when a lightbulb needed replacement. They even sent us a notification when a highway accident occurred to allow for extra travel time to get to our destination for the morning. Greatly appreciated. Hope to be back.
Chelsea S.
January 2024

First, I’m not usually a reviewer but this place was too amazing not to share with everyone! From the moment we booked it communication was excellent. We already knew from visiting Kauai before that this property was the BEST location and it was, tucked right in the middle of our 4 favorite beaches…Walking distance to everything! And Last but certainly not least the penthouse itself was the most beautiful place I think we’ve ever stayed and we stay at beautiful places. This place just checks all the boxes, LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, it’s beautiful, it has everything inside of it you could think of…Truly every convenience they had it. Possibly my favorite part was the breezes that circulate through this place. It’s wall to wall windows with a cool breeze around the clock. And I need to just take a second to note the little things that make a BIG difference on a vacation - things like the silky soft bedding, was beyond any vacation rental we’ve stayed at, - it was like staying in a five star hotel, with all the fun beach toys, stainless steal pots and pans, an airfryer, beautiful dishes, HUGE washer and dryer - things that made being away with my family easy and extra special!! Everything was so above and beyond in this place!!! Lastly the lanai was just magnificent with truly the most gorgeous sunsets I’ve ever seen! We had a few questions that came up and the owner was impressively quick with getting back to us. We just got home and are already looking to rebook!
dave s.
January 2024

My family enjoyed our stay at this condo and only wish it could have been longer. The ocean view from the balcony is beautiful. We enjoyed watching sea turtles swim by during the day and the gorgeous sun sets. The location is great with nice beaches and restaurants near by. The owners provide excellent communication and service. We hope to return someday for a longer stay!
Arrean M.
January 2024

Lovely unit right by the ocean. Lovely lanai with available sundeck for sunset. Nicely updated and comfortable unit. Would recently stay again
David K.
January 2024

Loved our stay
Shane H.
January 2024

We had a lovely stay. Well appointed condo. Unfortunately we had some very stormy weather when we first arrived. We did cook a couple of dinners there. The kitchen has everything you need (although we couldn’t figure out the exhaust fan). The deck slopes a bit but great views. This is a convenient location. There is a closet with boogie boards, snorkeling gear, everything you need for a beach trip. The stairs didn’t bother me, I liked the view. Will definitely be back!
Karen W.
January 2024

The view and location were amazing.
Ann Marie H.
December 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Poipu Palms. The condo was clean, well-appointed, and had all the things we needed to enjoy a lovely vacation. We enjoyed use of the boogie boards, and would have used the other beach equipment had we spent more time lounging on the beach. The lanai was a favorite spot for morning coffee and meals. We would absolutely stay here again!
Lori K.
December 2023

Great stay in cute ocean-side condo! Amazing ocean view. Great location.
Peter R.
December 2023

This trip was a dream come true. The property was wonderful until the group of men above us arrived and they were very loud starting at 0430. The condo was beautiful, clean and had beautiful grounds. We loved watching the sea turtles off the deck!
Sheri R.
December 2023

We had an amazing stay!! The view from the porch was fabulous!! Host was always quick to respond to any questions or needs. Highly recommend.
Shelley W.
December 2023

We had a great time!
Chelsea C.
December 2023

We loved the property and the location was perfect! We enjoyed every minute of our time on the island and would highly recommend Doug and Cindy’s property!
Roxy P.
December 2023

Would return in a heartbeat! We could hear the waves in both bedrooms. Showers were great. Pool was refreshing. Poipu beach is amazing. Stayed in 201 15 years ago! Didn’t realize until we got here. Location is quiet and beautiful
rosemary d.
November 2023

Great location on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Close to shopping and hiking. 2 disappointing issues regarding this property: an annoying downstairs neighbor and a mildew problem in the washing machine. However, I would stay there again.
Jill L.
November 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Poipu Palms. The condo was well outfitted clean, and the ocean views and waves were amazing.
Michael L.
November 2023

We were so happy to get such a lovely place. Perfect location, walking distance to beautiful beach! So thoughtful to have all the supplies for beach , towels , umbrella , chairs, etc. would definitely stay again. Thank you
Allison B.
October 2023

We had a really good time in our rental (Poipu Palms 204). The experience overall was great. The view right off the ocean was a million dollar view. The rental was small, but neat and not cluttered. We knew going in there would be no AC, but the fans and crosswinds made it work. The rooms are very small. Much smaller than we had planned for. We were 3 adults and 1 toddler. The master was not big enough for us to have the toddler bed in, so we had to use the living room. It's not a knock on the space. More something to be aware of if you are in a similar situation to ours. The one annoying thing was that the bathroom fans were not connected due to noise. It made for a bit of a humid environment after showers. But, for a place to chill and soak in the sun and relax, this was perfect. Staff was friendly and easy to work with. Communicated and checked in more than once during our 6 day stay. Would definitely recommend!
Ogechi S.
October 2023

Spent the week here with my elderly parents while I attended a conference at the Grand Hyatt(walking distance). Hosts were friendly and communicative. This is a beautiful apartment with breathtaking views of ocean! You can watch both the sunrise and set from the deck. Pool overlooks the ocean and is well maintained. The apartment itself is also clean and well maintained. Very modern appliances and everything you need to spend the week, cooking, laundry, dining, watching movies, etc. Located in the heart of Poipu with access to a coastal running/hiking trail and short walk to Poipu beach which has nightly sea turtles and sometimes monk seals I couldn’t recommend this place more. It will be difficult to find any place that compares this in the future.
Timothy G.
October 2023

We loved staying at Poipu Palms. The location and views were incredible, and we utilized the deck with ocean views and the gorgeous pool every day! It was great having a washer/dryer as well. Perfect sized place for our family.
Hannah E.
October 2023

We had a great stay! Location was perfect for us. The pool is small, more for a quick dip than doing any swimming. It has nice lounger chairs around it to hang out in. Great views of the ocean! Sea turtles were out swimming in front of the pool deck almost every day we were there. The house is stocked with everything you need for cooking, sleeping, and going to the beach! No air conditioning- lots of fans and sea breeze, so we were pretty comfortable during our stay. 2 flights of stairs up/down to the property- no issue for us, only hard to bring our luggage up! Otherwise so nice to just have a code to open and close the door! We enjoyed our stay very much!

October 2023

The highlight of this property was the huge lanai patio with four comfy chairs and ottomans overlooking the ocean. Gorgeous view and friendly little birds chirping every morning.
Brenda J.
October 2023

Had three excellent nights at this unit. We generally don't spend much time at the rental while on vacation, but we loved the lanai and the pool deck to the point it made it hard to leave everyday. The interior was cozy and felt like home immediately. Great sunset views a short walk down the hill, generally stayed cool when the ceiling fans were on, lots of nearby shopping and eating. The sound of the ocean crashing into the rocks below every night might be the thing I miss most. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!!!
Jacqueline M.
September 2023

Great view seen turtles everyday morning afternoon evening. Sunset were beautiful. Only had ceiling fans we had to go
LAURIE A.
September 2023

Breath taking views of the ocean! Condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Very close to Poipu beach and others. Beach chairs, cooler and toys were very thoughtful. Highly recommend!
Kate W.
September 2023

The view is amazing. You can spend hours sitting on deck. Shops 5 min drive to get groceries. Very quiet so got to relax.
Joanne C.
September 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: Great place, right by the ocean. All you need to have a wonderful stay in Poipu!
Misha G.
September 2023

This was the perfect place for my friend and I. Plenty of space with a wonderful view. The property is also pretty centrally located for driving to neighboring cities. The hosts were wonderful and extremely accommodating. Very much appreciate the communication and flexibility. We will certainly be back!
Phoenix M.
September 2023

Great hosts, kids loved the beach toys and boogie boards. Kitchen has what you need and the Lanai was everyone’s favorite spot.
Matthew S.
August 2023

We had a great time, condo is stocked w/ everything. It was amazing to sit on the deck, morning coffee and sunset cocktails. The management team was so helpful. If you have a problem they go above and beyond. Will definitely come back.
Tracy S.
August 2023

This property is very accurately described and photographed. This was a very comfortable and nicely designed home with a wonderful ocean breeze. Clean, with fresh towels, washer/ dryer and all the amenities described. It has a spacious patio that we used every morning and every evening drinking our Kauai coffee. You can walk through the beautiful garden a few feet to the BBQ, the deck over looking the ocean (lots of turtles & stingray) and the pool area. The property is located on the south end of the island close to: Po’ipu Beach, Shipwreck Beach (3-5 minutes), and a few miles from National Botanical Gardens (10 minutes), Kauai Coffee Co(25 minutes), Kauai Plantation and Railrod & Luau (20 minutes). I’d like to acknowledge the Parrish Management Company, managing the property for the owner. A few units had a plumbing issue on our last day. I called the emergency line, two very nice Parrish maintenance men came out after hours. The company came through for us, because the issue was a little bigger than anticipated. There will always be issues, but how a company comes through for the client is a true testament to taking care of “us the tourist.” Our neighbors had a “different” company and ended very differently (badly) for them. Thank you MJ and The Parrish for really taking care of us.
Maria M.
August 2023

When you're out and about in beautiful Poipu, it was always wonderful coming "home" to the beautiful ocean view to chill before your next activity. To just be able to see the beautiful ocean all day and hear it all night - will soothe every bit of stress out of your life. Highly recommend. Management extremely responsive - one fan was broken and Jeremy (name & number easily found in welcome binder) came shortly thereafter with a new one. Mahalo!
Jamie W.
August 2023

Poipu Palms 202 was a beautiful place to stay. Our family enjoyed the amazing view from the lanai every morning and evening. We were able to catch a glimpse of a pod of dolphins some days and everyday watched the enormous sea turtles swim near the rocks. The complex was located within walking distance to a couple of beaches and we also enjoyed dining at a few local eateries. Our drive to adventure out on the island was minimal and Kauai has now become our favorite island. Kristen kept us well informed about the facility during our stay. Thank you for having such a wonderful place for our family to stay! We will definitely be back.
Cynthia I.
August 2023

We spent most of our time outside admiring the gorgeous view either on the patio or on the community lanai. The first day we arrived the weather was hot and humid, we worried about the lack of air conditioning. It was quite warm inside the unit even with all of the doors and windows open. The kids jumped in the pool to cool off. Once the sun set it was fine. The remainder of our stay was not as warm. The management was responsive to our needs. We were even out of dishwashing pods and they brought some for us to use. Having a laundry inside the unit was very convenient for bathing suits and towels. Overall, we would come back to stay at this beautiful property.

August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: The apartment is fully equipped and nicely decorated. Close to nice beaches and restaurants, and the ocean view is awesome. Only comment on cleaning is that the floor felt sticky, maybe needed an extra effort due to the proximity to ocean salty wind.Highly recommend.
Darwin S.
August 2023

Enjoyed our stay, especially enjoyed sitting on the deck. Great location! Perfect for our family!

August 2023

The location was incredible and the views spectacular. The condo had everything we needed for our stay which we greatly appreciate. We didn’t have to buy anything but food. The Parrish Company that runs this unit has amazing customer service as well so we will rent from them again; just not this condo. Upon entry we removed our shoes as the sign requested. In 20 minutes the floor turned my new white socks dark brown. I used the swifter wet they provided and two of those came up black just from the master bathroom floor. Had to buy bleach and mop the floors three times and they still weren’t clean. The showers had black and pink slime mold growing on the bottom, around the doors, and on every ledge and corner. Corners and the side of the fridge floor was disgusting too. This unit doesn’t have air conditioning which most nights wasn’t a problem because there are trade winds but it got hot in the afternoon and was uncomfortable to sleep some nights even with the fans on. This still didn’t ruin our trip because of the location but this condo is too expensive for what it is and how filthy it was. After speaking to the company, I hope it will be cleaner moving forward.
Laila R.
August 2023

This is such a beautiful condo in every way! The view is amazing! The owners and property managers are so easy to work with and quick to address questions and concerns. We have stayed here twice and look forward to our next stay.

August 2023

This was the perfect location for 4 adults. Beautifully decorated with a clear view of paradise. From the birds visiting us on the lanai to watching sea turtles swim in the waves to the relaxation in the seaside pool, this was a tremendous retreat in a great location. Communication with Doug & Candy was clear and helpful. Highly recommend!!!
Jan/Brad N.
August 2023


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