Lawai Beach is a crescent shaped sand beach footsteps from Kuhio
Kuhio Shores 418 lanai ocean views
The ULTIMATE beachfront Kauai condo vacation rental! PRIVACY combined with absolutely indescribable ocean, surf, and beach views. This FOURTH FLOOR, west corner unit of Kuhio Shores, is sixty feet above the waves, steps from the beach, in a luxury Kauai vacation condo on the sunny south shore in Poipu, Kauai. Only seagulls enjoy these views, and the sunsets are a once in a everyday occurrence! Like being on the top deck of a cruise ship, sixty feet above the crashing surf.
The living/family room is spacious and has a dramatic and truly breathtaking ocean, beach and surf line view. This FOURTH FLOOR END UNIT #418 is one of the CLOSEST TO THE OCEAN, and is one of the only Kauai Vacation Condos that can capture a TRUE 180 Degree sit down beach/ocean/surf view. As you can see, the corner location allows TWO FLOOR TO CEILING GLASS WALLS.
The ocean reefs are directly below your lanai, where you can easily spot sea turtles, dolphins, and whales cruising just outside your balcony! The LIVING ROOM features high quality and tastefully decorated Hawaiian furnishings, a large color Television with remote control, cable television, a VCR for your viewing pleasure, and a high quality stereo system with remote. This is a fabulous place to kick back and let your senses soak up the sights, sounds, and smells that are Kauai, nature at its finest!!
The sounds of the ocean are in every room!!! You can whale watch, enjoy beautiful Kauai sunsets, count dolphins and turtles, or enjoy some of the best surfing action on the SUNNY SOUTH SHORE of Kauai while inside this unit. The dining area features a spacious high quality glass table, and four restaurant quality chairs. There is also kitchen counter seating for two people on swivel chairs.
The kitchen is gorgeous, and the setting cannot be duplicated! Imagine creating a gourmet dinner while watching surfers catch some of the best waves on the Island 100 feet AWAY!! This gourmet kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven, blenders, mixers, steamer, coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, pots and pans, quality cutlery, and virtually everything you need to create wonderful meals! Solid granite counter tops and the latest "white on white" appliances. If you don't feel like cooking, take a one minute stroll along the beach and enjoy a meal at one of the finest restaurants in Kauai, The "Beach House" Restaurant. There are TWO incredible OCEAN VIEW BEDROOMS, each with ample closet space for extended stays. This is the ONLY location at Kuhio Shores Resort where the BEDROOMS feature OCEAN VIEWS.
The FIRST BEDROOM SUITE features a terrific OCEAN VIEW, a King Size bed ,and classic Hawaiian furnishings. It is tastefully decorated utilizing local artists. The bed is a Simmons Beauty Rest (firm) and has an attractive Ralph Lauren bedding. Your sleep comfort was the highest priority here! Ceiling fans, COOL OCEAN BREEZES, controllable lighting, color television, and a private bathroom and shower complete this suite.
The SECOND BEDROOM also has a BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW and a King bed. It is also tastefully decorated with local artists works and between the trade winds, the soothing ocean sounds and the may never sleep this well again!
Rate: From $345/night plus tax, security deposit + cleaning.
Booking Terms & Conditions
*Rates are based on Season and subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations include obligatory Poipu Beach Athletic Club membership. Please click on the link below for amenity information.
Poipu Beach Athletic Club
24/7 on-Island Manager is Poipu365,. After hours emergency, please contact Vicki at
Bedding Configuration: 2 King, 1 Other
Room Description: 4th floor unit with upgraded, recently remodeled oceanfront kitchen, living, dining, 2 bedrooms, lanai, and 2 bathrooms, complete with washer dryer. Furniture and furnishings are top of the line. All rooms have ocean views, except bathrooms.
Additional Features: * Entertainment: Cable TV, DVD Player, Walk to casual & fine dining * Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware * Living: Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet * View: Ocean View, Beach View
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Outstanding Condo, Great Location
Malyn M. from Veradale, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in January, 2017 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kuhio Shores 418. The Condo is well furnished with everything we needed for our stay. The beds, chairs, couches are all very comfortable. The condo location is perfect, with amazing views of the ocean, very close to shopping and restaurants. The condo management team at Poipu 365 were excellent to work with. We would definitely stay here again.
James P. from Del Mar, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2017 We have stayed at Kohio Shores at least 5 times, and our recent stay in 418 was lovely. The view to the west and north makes for continuously spectacular scenery and wonderful sunsets. We were greeted by champagne and cooled glasses, and the condo was ready for us to enjoy our stay, including very thoughtful stocking of towels, soaps, condiments etc. The two bedrooms each have ocean views and own bathroom. Can't ask for more.
A guest from Tigard, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in November, 2016 The condo was well maintained and stocked with everything one would need. We were very satisfied with the unit, the beautiful views, and the "entertainment" with several weddings below us on the lawn at the "Beach House Restaurant." Thanks.
Marc G. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2016 My family and I stayed in 418 and absolutely loved our entire stay. The panoramic ocean view was priceless. Access to the beach is literally just a few steps away. Room was in great shape. Also, Weber BBQs outside were very clean and high quality. Vicki at Poipu also was very helpful and responsive, especially when a family member left something behind. Definitely would recommend!
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review. We truly appreciate you doing so, and are so happy that your stay at Kuhio Shores 418 was enjoyable. We hope you will consider us again in the near future. Mahalo
Marie H. from Irvine, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2016 The condo location on the top floor was superb! 180 degree views of the Pacific out the windows. Beautiful sunset views! We cooked in most of the nights in the kitchen (which was small but serviceable). The condo itself was small, 2b/2b, but since we were outside doing activities, it didn't really matter. The unit had a w/d that was great to use. Although the view was stupendous, the furniture was pretty worn, the beds had very cheap bedspreads, sheets, and pillows. In fact, we were in the MB and the spread on our bed had a dark stain on the underside...eeew...and the pillows were stained with sweat (from other tenants) eeewww. It just didn't seem clean! I called the property manager, Vicki, and she was not much help (definitely she was not a people person with regard to dealing with renters/tenants). The rugs in the bathrooms needed to be washed prior to our checking in, but they weren't. The pillows on the LR couch smelled sweaty. As nice as the view was in 418, I don't think I would come back unless the owners maintained it and spruced it up a little bit. Activities we liked were snorkeling, hiking up in the north, zip lining in Koloa, looking at the Kauai "Grand Canyon", and enjoying the Tahiti Nui bar/grill up in Hanalae Bay. The island and the activities were great; the apartment amenities, not so great.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Marie, we are sorry to hear that the condo was not to your standards. We will forward this review to the owners so that they can assess the situation. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful island. Mahalo for writing a review.
A guest from New Orleans, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2016 This is the 2nd time I have stayed at this property. Views from the balcony are the best. Saw a wedding and a surfing contest from our room. Condo had all required amenities. Only issue was a cranky washing machine but there was another one on the property that could be used. No issues at all with checking in or out. Had another wonderful stay. I will be back.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Robert, mahalo for the feedback about your stay. We are happy that your stay was enjoyable, and we look forward to your next vacation to our beautiful island.
Bryan B. from Gilbert, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 The unit was nice and well equipped. Great view. However, it was very hot and humid during our stay. The way this unit sits on the property it does not get a breeze. We were very uncomfortable especially at night. The bedrooms need air conditioning units. Also, the listing says the 2nd bedroom has a TV but there was no TV. It would have been perfect if there was AC!
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 We are sad to hear that the warm temperature was a little overbearing. We will send your suggestions to the owner about providing a/c in the unit. Mahalo for taking the time out to write us a review.
Annjeanette C. from Phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2016 As close to the ocean as you can get. Beautiful views. Condo nicely furnished. Only downside is the lack of airflow through the condo even with all windows and doors open. Our favorite place was sitting on the lanai watching sea turtles in the waves and drinking Mai Tais.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank for your review. We appreciate your feedback, we love to hear from our guest so that we can always keep our units up to date.
A guest from Fond du Lac, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2016 In order to experience a breeze, the front door needs to be open. Also, the 2nd bedroom suffers because it lacks air flow. The cleaning company needs to step it up and be sure to remove the mold from the showers and clean where there is obvious dirt. The view was amazing: turtles, surfing, and dolphins. Also to experience the parrots in the morning and again in the evening was priceless. Property Management is very nice and the property is nicely maintained. A little price to be uncomfortable....I get it, it Kauai.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Selina, we are sad to hear that you had some issues with our condo. We will forward this review to the owner and housekeeper so that action can be done to better our unit. Mahalo for writing a review.
Raele S. from Kapolei, HI recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2016 The condo was perfect for two couples and offered amazing views and easy access to the beach. We loved watching the surfers everyday and even got to see an older Hawaiian gentleman net fish off of the rocks with the help of his son. We will definitely stay here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Mahalo for your lovely review. We look forward to you returning again in the near future.
A guest from Victoria, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in February, 2016 Great views of the ocean. Watched the surfers, sunsets, whales, dolphins and turtles. Windows on 3 sides - so lots of good air flow. Well equipped - both kitchen and beach accessories. Small beach with snorkeling very close. Mall with restaurants about a 15-20 min walk away. Beach House restaurant next door wasn't that great. It would be nice if the property had a swimming pool. They provide reasonably priced access to a club with tennis, gym and pool, but would be nicer to have it onsite.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
A guest from Eden Prairie, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2016 The condo has amazing views, it was like standing in water, it was just that close! The open space and set up of the rooms worked perfectly for the two couples, and even though it doesn't have large windows or lanai off the bedrooms, but you still can hear the ocean thru the Windows. The information provided by the agency and the wonder service I received was much appreciated and reassuring as well.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank you for your review. We appreciate it truly, and we hope to work with you again in the near future.
Robert A. from Middleton, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2016 Great Place, excellent management of rental, gorgeous view.No air conditioning, but fans and cross ventilation
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank you for taking the time and writing your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will consider us again in the future. Mahalo.
Cynthia L. from Bozeman, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in January, 2016 We have rented this condo twice and have never been disappointed. The views are amazing, the breeze coming in kept us cool. There is no one walking by the bedroom window because the walkway stops at the front door. It is always clean and the staff very friendly. Snorkeling right out the condo is wonderful, be sure to rent your equipment from Boss Frog right next to the condo. Easy pick up and drop off. Book this condo early as is always gets booked early.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Thank you Cynthia for return stay to Kuhio Shores 418. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you for a third, fourth, and fifth time. Mahalo for taking the time to write this wonderful review.
Brett S. from Brandon, SD recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2015 We stayed at #418 for four nights, including New Year's Eve. The home was exactly as described: right on the ocean, with the sound of crashing waves every day, and a view from every window. (and the house is full of windows!) We thought we'd miss air conditioning, but with the ocean breezes and good shades for daytime sun, we were comfortable. They also provided fans and every room has a ceiling fan. There were plenty of tables and seats on the patio so that you can enjoy the view. There was a great snorkeling area just steps away from the house as well as the Beach House restaurant next door which had great views, good food, but was quite expensive. There were strip malls nearby with gift shops, restaurants, ice cream, etc. and a Longs Drug was close by as well. We drove to nearby Poipu Beach for the fireworks on New Years Eve. We also spent the day there swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. It was a safe family beach with a lifeguard. There was even a Monk Seal on the beach while we were there. The beds and bathrooms were great. There was plenty of beach gear in the closet for our use. Overall, the home fit our needs very well and the sound of the ocean put us to sleep at night. Sometimes, it was almost too loud and we would have to shut the windows. Especially with the morning bird noise. However, you do not go to Hawaii to lay in bed and sleep late. There is too much to see and do.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Brett, we are happy that your New Year's Eve was enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope that you will come back this New Year's and spend it with us here on the island of Kauai.
Russ C. from San Diego, California recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2015 We stay at a lot of vacation rentals. This one was very well equipped. Nice having all of the beach toys. The bottle of champagne was a nice touch. Good corner unit offering expansive views. All of the dishes, glassware, silverware - matched. Many other places look as if they bought this and that at swap meets. Good wireless internet. Good instructions and received them way in advance. We would return.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 We look forward to your return in the future, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Kuhio Shore 418. Mahalo for your review Russ.
A guest from Ames, IA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 We had a very enjoyable stay. The view from our balcony and windows was fabulous. The unit was very lovely - clean with a well-appointed kitchen, nice furniture, and convenient features, such as beach towels and beach chairs to take outside.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Scott, thank you for your review. We hope you will use our services again when you plan your next Poipu stay in the future. Mahalo
John N. from Maumelle, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2014 Our week at Kuhio Shores 418 was simply that - Amazing. The condo is is great conditions and was clean. What makes this such a special place is the location. You cannot find a better view and have a spectacular show daily with the sunset. We really enjoy the south shore and this condo is in our favorite area. Convenient to dining and shopping but still off the beaten path. Highly recommend!!!
Loren R. from Livermore, California recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2014 What a great property! We loved the location as well as all the amenities of the condo ie beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards and snorkel equipment!
A guest from Pleasanton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2014 The Penthouse is the place to stay in Poipu. We have stayed at the Kuhio Shore two other times and had great stays both time. This time we stayed in the four floor Penthouse. The view was spectacular! The layout was great. We slept 5 comfortably, with one using the Aero bed. The place was clean and the deco matched the island theme. We will be back again next year. We highly recommend staying at the Kuhio Shores and if the Penthouse is available give it a go.
Linda S. from Tumwater, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in July, 2014 Our experience with VRBO was awesome!! Communication from the very beginning was great!! Any time I had a question, it was answered in a timely manner. The condo "penthouse" was more than we ever imagined!! It was very clean, and the description of it almost did it justice!! The view was breathtaking!! We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our 40th wedding anniversaries!! I would recommend Kuhio Shores 418 for a wonderful vacation!!
Elise W. from Cooper City, Florida recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2014 We have stayed all over the islands and have come back to this property many times. It is not only the best unit in the building, it is quite possibly the best unit on the planet. The proximity to the ocean is mind boggling. If you were any closer, you would be wet! The views of the ocean, the beach, the sunsets, the surfers, and the turtles are unparalleled. You can't beat having a beach right on site. The owners take considerable pride in maintaining luxury, cleanliness, and that "new" feeling that other remodeled rentals lose overtime. This unit is the gold standard that we compare all other vacation experiences to. The location on the south shore is the perfect combination of authentic Hawaii and mainland convenience. It's impossible to go wrong staying at this condo!
Reviewed by: Jason K. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in June, 2014 The location on Kaua'i was perfect, literally minutes from everything needed and within walking distance to the beach. The accommodations were excellent and the people were friendly to work with. The entire visit was perfect!
Robert N. from Marrero, LA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in May, 2014 Condo could not have been in a better location. Surfers, turtles and great snorkling. The sights and sounds were paradise. Saw 3 weddings during our stay. Wireless internet was flawless. Kitchen was well stocked. Would have liked a television in the 2nd bedroom.
Susan M. from Colchester, CT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 The minute we stepped into the condo we opened the blinds and were amazed at the view. It looked just like the pictures on the website. From our lanai we saw the surfers and the turtles and the beautiful sunsets. we actually saw a whale breaching the last day we were there and it was past whale season. We also saw a wedding from our penthouse window overlooking the fabulous Beachhouse Restaurant. This restaurant is awesome. They also have a bar area you can go to during the day. The best snorkeling area is steps away from the condo. Kuhio Shores is the best location on Kauai for exploring the island. This was the first time we visited Kauai and hopefully, will not be the last. We went up North and visited all the beaches along the way ending up at Kee Beach where we saw a beached Monk Seal resting and then going back to the ocean. We saw so many turtles in and out of the water at Whalers Cove in walking distance from the condo. The upscale eating and shopping area at Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center is only a 15 minute walk. We walked there for dinner and just brought a flashlight for the way back. The Dolphin, Merrimans and The Living Market are excellent. They also have the best Farmer's Market on Wendesdays and music on Friday evening. The town of Koloa is nearby also filled with great shopping and restaurants. We drove to Wiamea Canyon and went to a secret beach near Allerton Gardens and Mahaulepu Beach past the Hyatt on a rutted road. It's worth the drive. The condo itself is spacious and roomy for 2 couples. Christine and Vicki were very helpful with anything we needed. The only negative thing I can say is that the first few nights were warm for sleeping in the smaller bedroom even with the windows open and the fans on but was fine after that. If you need to print your boarding passes you can do that at the Business Office at the Lawai Beach Resort across the street. Mahalo for the best vacation we could have asked for.
Carol L W. from Bonney Lake, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in April, 2014 This a perfect location for vacationing in Kauai. Looking down on the ocean, watching the turtles and surfers and right next door to the best restaurant on the island, The Beach House. Life is good.
Glenn B. from danville, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2014 It was a breath taking view and a awesome area. We were in suite condo 418 that was right below the beach only complaint and the reason I would not stay stay there is they had 3 evenings of weddings right below us and the music was loud and really late one night when we were in bed.. felt like the band was in are room..we went here for a nice quiet time on our deck but it was ruined on three days of our stay..other than that the place was awesome..thanks Glenn
Deborah D. from Royse City, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in February, 2014 We loved the Kuhio Shores 418. It was very comfortable and conveniently located. We would certainly stay there again on our next visit.
Barbara A. from Long Beach, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2014 Loved the gorgeous view and location. Great place to relax. Internet service was not good at all, but luckily we didn't need it much - too busy enjoying the island and the view from our beautiful condo! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Reviewed by: Bruce G. recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in December, 2013 The master bathroom was under construction when we arrived. The sink area in particular. So that area was dusty/dirty, etc.For the price paid, I was disappointed. Everything else was fine.
A guest from Solana Beach, California recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in November, 2013 The place/ view was gorgeous. The cleanliness of the condo was not the best. There was dark long hair all in the shower and in one of the beds. Major turn off for myself and my quest. Nothing could beat the sounds of waves crashing all night and day.If you are tall, beware, the ceiling fans are low and can be difficult to maneuver.Snorkeling is a daily treat right outside the condo.Mahalo
Mark G. from wheaton, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2013 Thank you for sharing this gem of a place with us. The location was steps from the Beach House restuarant and we enjoyed watching sunsets from our room! Yes! Really that spectacular! Owners thought of everything to make this a top-notch place (and clean to the extreme!) Loved the great beach chairs and boards. We searched before booking; save your time-just book it! Mahalo!
Reviewed by: Kari E. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo. The views were spectacular and the location was optimal. We were within minutes of so many attractions and activities.
Property Manager Response: Response from Poipu 365 Aloha Kari, Kuhio Shores 418 is a stunning unit! You are right about the views and proximity to the beach (just out the door), and attractions and activities. We hope to be able to reserve this unit again for you soon!
Reviewed by: Ashley/Katrin T. recommends this property. Stayed for 16 days in May, 2013 We decided to bring our folks back to Kauai after they thought their "Hawaiian Days" were over, after 5 trips to Kauai. We chose this unit over all the others because we wanted to have some place where they would enjoy watching the action without having to go out and travel every day. They both have difficulty walking. My sister joined us also for her first visit to Hawaii.Everyone loved the unit because we could watch the sea turtles, surfers and sunsets easily from the balcony and windows. We also oversaw four Sunset weddings on the lawn of the Beach House Restaurant in our 16 days there. You could hear & feel the ocean, right below you. Snorkeling was just steps away at the best spot on Kauai. Equipment rentals were available there too. 2 bedroom with 2 king beds and one blow-up bed for the living room worked great for us. We look forward to our next visit.John & Janet take great pride in their unit and care very much about their guests. Thank you, Ashley Allen & Katrin