Sunset Kahili, Kauai

Sunset Kahili is an older condo complex located in Poipu. As such it's one of the few buildings on Kauai higher than 3 stories (it has 5 floors), built before zoning regulations stopped allowing buildings higher than a coconut tree. Many units feature nice views. The swimming pool also has an ocean view. Brennecke and Poipu beach are within walking distance.

Sunset Kahili Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Sunset Kahili is $413. 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 295 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 generally have a positive experience at the Sunset Kahili condo resort on Kauai, praising its perfect location, breathtaking ocean views, and proximity to Poipu Beach and local eateries. Many reviews highlight the soothing sound of the ocean, the beautiful sunsets visible from the lanais, and the well-appointed, clean units equipped with kitchen necessities and beach gear. While some guests mention minor issues such as dim lighting, outdated decor, or the absence of air conditioning, these are often offset by the property's advantages, including responsive hosts and a well-maintained pool. The resort's quiet atmosphere is frequently noted, making it a favored spot for relaxing stays. However, interactions with the property manager and parking challenges were negative points for a few visitors. Overall, Sunset Kahili is highly recommended for its stunning views, convenient location, and comfortable accommodations, making it a great base for exploring Kauai. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 295 guest reviews.

Recent Sunset Kahili Reviews


We loved our one bedroom suite with the ocean view from our bedroom and the sound of the waves. We slept well on the comfy bed. The patio for coffee and dinners at sunset were the absolute must for us. It didn’t disappoint.
Dianne J.
April 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 condo was perfect for our family of four. Easy walk to the beach, lovely balcony for dinners and watching the sunset. Well appointed corner unit condo. We hope to return again in the future.

April 2024

We enjoyed our stay very much.
Wayne C.
April 2024

I feel so lucky to have found this property! A nicely updated unit with all the relaxing Aloha vibes. As promised, the view from the lanai was beautiful—especially at sunset. The peace and quiet was a welcome respite after the chaos of the wedding weekend my friend and I were in town for. I would absolutely recommend!
Veronica
April 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: We have returned to this unit in the Kahili for over 30 years. The view is incomparable. The south shore never fails to please. This is our home away from home. This is not just a base to see the island. This is the reason we go, to stay in this unit.
Beverly S.
April 2024

Property manager sent arrival instructions to junk mailbox, so we expecting an on-site manager to give us key. We were lucky to speak to someone who helped resend the key code. However had we arrived an hour later than we did, we would have been sleeping in the car. Other phone calls and emails about departure were unanswered. The view from balcony at sunset is wonderful.
Melissa
March 2024

This property is super cute. Nicely decorated and a lovely view. The front door was missing a privacy blind so we had to hang a towel over it so no one could see in. The only negative is that this unit is in a very old building and the common areas are somewhat dingy looking compared to the standard of the unit
Nicole B.
March 2024

Nice place, great location, stairs and elevator. If you like a “super soft” bed you’ll love the master bed. Way too soft for me but my wife liked it. The pillows were all too thick for me as well but I made it work and enjoyed the stay. Great view of the ocean and we saw whales on our last morning. One of the ceiling fans didn’t work and there were small bugs on the counter in the mornings. Even after they came unannounced to spray for bugs. All and all it worked out and we would stay there again.
Shane B.
March 2024

Unit was probably built in 60's, clean but not great for the price. Paying for athletic club was bogus.
Steve M.
March 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 love Sunset Kahili, and will continue to return as often as we can! The Poipu area is wonderful. The view from our lanai provides not only variety, with the changing skies and beautiful sunsets, but also a sense of relaxation. The sound of the ocean adds to that sense of relaxation, Top that off with the musical score provided by tropical birds in the treetops outside the kitchen window, and you have a tropical paradise even if you never left the condo. From Sunset Kahili, one can easily walk to Poipu Beach. Each time we did, there were Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and endangered Monk Seals naturally basking on the sandy beach, where volunteers helped them remain undisturbed. Walking the other direction, one can walk along a rocky shore to Shipwreck Beach. On each walk, we found ever-changing beautiful scenes.
Deborah C.
March 2024

The location of this condo is perfect for seeing the whole island and is close to great beaches. Watching whales breaching, dolphins spinning and turtles swimming right off the deck was fabulous! Denise was incredibly responsive to all our questions and the place was in great shape. When we come back this will be the place we’ll stay!
Bill J.
March 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: BEST VIEWS ON KAUAI
Jack C.
March 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: Basic unit but very well stocked and maintained. Beautiful views from the Lanai. We saw whales and sea turtles right from our deck. The location is wonderful, close enough to shopping and dining plus Poipu Beach is within walking distance. We have stayed in other units in this same Condo and would not hesitate to do it again.
Ron C.
March 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: Our third time at Sunset Kahili, we absolutely love this location! The property management company was very easy to work with and responsive to questions. We will definitely be back!
Kerry K.
March 2024

Prop mgr, location and clean unit were great. We rated it 3 as the condo is tired. It’s in need of new furniture and updating. Couch, chairs and bed were not comfortable. The location, views and overall complex site were awesome. We would stay in the building again, but not this particular unit.

March 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: Wonderful place! Very convenient and comfortable. The kitchen had everything you need.
Donald K.
March 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: EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY!!!
Jack C.
March 2024

This property, our stay & the island of Kauai met & exceeded our expectation. The view & the sound of the waves were so relaxing. Sunsets beautiful. The location was steps from the beach, a lovely park & snacks. The condo itself included everything possible to imagine. All in all a perfect week/end. Only regret is we didn’t plan a longer stay. Next time.
Jean L.
March 2024

Well maintained and beautiful view.
Doug R.
February 2024

The apartment was clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed. It's on the 5th floor (there's an elevator) and it's on the ocean corner of the apartment building. Awesome views!
Laura D.
February 2024

I have gone to most islands in Hawaii over the last 30yrs and stayed in beautiful nice condos. We stayed 3 weeks and Sunset Kahili 303 is not one of them. It is a very dated property with numerous problems, i.e. there was no AC. Half the window gears were stripped out so you couldn't open the windows. When you shut the windows, when it rained, water still came in on the floor about 2 feet. When raining sliding door to lanai let water pass straight through seals around it. In the kitchen, the cofee pot had rust all over it where it didn't appear clean to make cofee. Knife block had serrated knife with rust all over it with grease from previous tenant still on blade. We immediately washed all plates and utensils as nothing appeared clean. I understand water saving shower heads, but, water emitting shower heads shouldn't be an issue. The shower head was so old and obstructed that 5 minutes to get shampoo out of your hair wasn't unusual. My girlfriend said she never felt like shompoo was ever actually gone. Going on isn't useful, just give this condo a pass if you are looking for a pleasant Hawaiian vacation
Gary C.
February 2024

Please check bedroom window. Rained all night in Kauai. Even with windows all closed, the curtains and floor was wet. Rug wet. Water started to go under bed.
Christine C.
January 2024

This location was amazing. It’s within easy walking distance of Poipu Beach. We walked to the beach frequently to watch the sunset and even went back later on the night to watch the turtles come up to shore for the night! The bed was comfortable and could be separated from the family room by a sliding screen. The unit was stocked with everything we needed for cooking and the beach including a couple of snorkel masks and fins, shoes for water and boogie boards, to name a few. Had a great time here.
Nicole H.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: My husband and I thorough enjoyed our stay at #302. It was a very convenient location and the condo is well kept.
Joanne D.
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: Excellent all-around experience! This condo has spectacular ocean and coast views! Comfortable, with all the amenities you need including beach towels, chairs, rolling coolers, umbrella! Off-street parking is very convenient. We hope to return!

January 2024

The place itself was beautiful even better than the pictures. The location was spectacular you could walk to so many things and the sunsets were breathtaking. Dream vacations was also kind and very responsive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with one catch. The place is very strict on noise. We got a complaint because we were talking on the balcony at 7:30am and were asked to not come outside till 9am even though the rules are 8am-10pm. It was our first day we were weren’t aware of the quiet hours. Our friends in another condo got a complaint at 8:30pm even though they were inside their condo playing a board game. Once we figured out to keep our doors shut and not go out early we had no more complaints. I would still come back because it was manageable and worth it.

January 2024

This is a fantastic condo. Great views, great location. Very comfortable.
Reed G.
January 2024

Great view! We saw humpback whales breaching from our balcony. Close to a lot of Poipu locations. Would stay here again.
Matthew H.
January 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: Our family of 4 really enjoyed our stay here. It's a walking distance to the beach and restaurants, and it has a full kitchen and any extras we needed (beach chairs, towels, etc.). The only suggestion would be to replace the mattresses in the second (smaller) bedroom as they were not comfortable and the sink in the master bedroom seemed plugged up (it took some time for the water to go down). Otherwise, great place!
Galina S.
January 2024

whales. Location was perfect - Very close (< 1 minute walk) to Poipu Beach and everything else on the island was no further than an hour drive away. Don’t hesitate to book!
Ankar S.
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: We’ve been to Kauai a number of times, always staying at a resort hotel. We thought we would try a condo this time and Sunset Kahili 506 got great reviews. After a weeks stay I totally agree! The condo was fantastic and we had a wonderful time! It is everything that the description describes plus more. We began and ended ours days sitting on the lani with its spectacular views watching the sun rise and set. So peaceful. The unit was super clean and well stocked (the kitchen was better stocked than mine at home). The location is within walking distance to many wonderful experiences. If you want a low key, quiet and relaxing vacation, this is the condo for you. The folks at Kauai Vacation Rentals should give classes to other businesses on customer service, because they are the best. Great communication, easy checkin and checkout process and a condo that exceeded our expectations. I also appreciate the fast refund of our security deposit after our stay. First class all the way!
John S.
December 2023

Navigate the parking entrance wisely ...
Paul L.
December 2023

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: A wonderful place to stay, view is amazing, unit is clean and cozy. Hope to return soon.
Debbie T.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The suite was very well set up with pretty much everything one could think of on hand. Nice and open and well decorated. Great views with full on sunset.Only issue was the construction right next door, first two days was not stop jack hammers, could not stay in the unit until work was done for the day. After that is was distracting but not as bad. We were told we could ask for compensation but given that we had been given an upgrade and early check in, we are good with it all. Once the renovations are complete, we would highly recomend.
michael m.
December 2023

We chose this location after a late change of vacation plans. This older building is set back from the ocean but the views are stunning. 507 is protected from the breeze and has wonderful shady mornings. The breaking waves are clearly visible and audible but not so much as to disturb. Be gentle getting into the parking lot. The pool was quiet but regularly maintained and a very pleasant cool off spot. There is a common room with puzzles and books. 507 was also well equipped with games and Island guides. We had easy walks to trails and 10 mins to Poip’u beach park which was safe, shady, excellent snorkeling and seals and turtles as daily visitors. Close by there are grocery stores in Koloa Old town and an abundence of restaurants within a five to ten minute drive. Denise was very prompt with her communication and dealt with any concerns quickly and appropriately.
Andy D.
December 2023

Property was very conveniently located near Poipu beach. Easy access, designated parking, quiet at night and easy to sleep and listen to the waves against the shore. Owner was very helpful. Neighborhood was clean and well maintained. Would stay again.
Jonathan C.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Lots of rain. Pillows too hard on king bed. Garbage disposal left foul odor.
A guest from La Mesa, CA
December 2023

The property was perfect for our one month stay on Kauai! The hosts were easy to communicate with. Beautiful condo that was stocked with everything a person needs to enjoy life. Very tastefully decorated and a very comfortable bed! Highly recommended!
Mike and Lia F.
December 2023

This is an amazing condo with a lovely location in Poipu. The kitchen had plenty of amenities. Quiet and relaxing condo property. We enjoyed sleeping to the sounds of waves with all windows & doors open for fresh air. The trade winds helped cool the condo which has no A/C. The property manager & Kauai Vacation Rentals were available for questions. Mahalo
Dianne T.
December 2023

Neat, clean and breezy. Walking distance to beaches. Would come back here.
Angus F.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This older property was ideally situated to watch beautiful sunsets and the action at Brennecke Beach. We even saw dolphins from the balcony. There were adequate dishes & supplies to start with and is was clean. Unfortunately, there is work to be done inside. During our month stay, the 6 month old dishwasher did not work, one stained glass cabinet door(rental picture)fell off, the side window leaked leaving huge puddles on the floor to be mopped up, the window screen in the small bath fell out twice into the bathtub and that bath has a huge "band-aid" on its ceiling to cover up an apparent leak issue. The Kauai Vacation Rental company was very good about communication, both before & during our stay. Unfortunately, these issues need a long term solution, some of which will be resolved when new windows are put in. When things are fixed, it will be a good choice for vacationers.
David Y.
November 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: It was lovely to spend time and learn the poipu area. The unit ended up being challengins for my husband and I with some of the remotes used for the ceiling fans and TV but all worked out in the end.
Barbara w.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Rental has quality snorkeling equipment, boogie board, beach chairs, views of the ocean plus plenty of towels, ceiling fans, comfortable furniture, big TV. Close to Poipu beach. Faces afternoon sun so gets very warm. Several units are being renovated thus construction crews,scaffolding,noise, and rerouted access to parking lot.
A guest from Colorado Springs, CO
November 2023

Fantastic spot if you love sunset from your own lanai! Kitchen has what you need, bed is comfy, and host is responsive. I would stay here again!
Anne P.
November 2023

When I opened the door to our condo, I felt all my tensions wash away. There was a 180' vista of the ocean, beach & Mountains w/ rainbows. I saw a whale & sea turtles, all from the Lanai. Every room had a view and the spaciousness & decor just added to Aloha feeling. We loved it here & will return for sure!
Suzan C.
November 2023

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 property was wonderful! Spacious, lots of extra linins, well-stocked kitchen, and very comfortable. The beach and a couple restaurants are within walking distance. The sunset view was spectacular!

November 2023

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. It was great that there were beach chairs, an umbrella and a small cooler to use. An automatic ice maker and water dispenser in the fridge was great to have, along with a washer and dryer. When our key didn't work in the lock and we couldn't get in the unit, the response from the management company was very fast. The location was great. The elevator was always fast. Down sides: The unit could have been cleaner, the furniture was old and worn out and not very comfortable. There was no ceiling fan in the living room and the fan that was on the floor sometimes didn't work right. The standing fan in the bedroom was very dirty and rusty and often would only go on low speed. It really needs to be thrown away and replaced. The unit was very hot; we couldn't really feel much of an ocean breeze and fans that didn't work properly made it worse. It was even more hot when using the dryer because it appears to not be vented correctly--heat and lint from the dryer went into the bathroom.
Bonnie R.
November 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: We had a very good stay. The building is not new, but was well kept up. Had all of the amenities that we needed. It was very warm when we were there, and AC would have been nice, but not essential. When we go back to Kauai in the next year or so, I would stay in the same Condo if it were available. Really liked the 5th floor, and for our purposes, it was well located.
Fred K.
November 2023

Very nicely furnished apartment. We had a very comfortable stay with amazing sunsets. Thank you.
Vincent V.
November 2023

We spent a week here and have nothing but good things to say about the unit and Sunset Kahili in general. The location could not be more perfect - walkable to Poipu Beach, and just a short distance to Koloa. The unit was plenty of space for 3 adults with large suitcases. We especially appreciated the in-unit laundry, dedicated parking spot, beach supplies, and community pool. We made great use of the lanai, esp. on evenings where we ordered dinner for takeout from local favorites like Da Crack, Chalupas (try the blackened ono tacos!!), or Living Foods. What an amazing view in an amazing location!! Mahalo nui loa for your hospitality- we would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
Meghan G.
November 2023


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