Painting of Kuhio Shores
by Geof Markovich
Kuhio Shores Condo #311
We (the Fells) reside in Denver, Colorado but wish we lived at Kuhio Shores #311!
Kauai has always been our favorite island. It's lush, natural beauty, still largely unspoiled, along with it's pace of life, has drawn us back time and again. Now that our dream of owning on the Garden Isle has finally been realized, we'd like nothing better than to share our island home with you. Although we have stayed all over the island and appreciate its varied splendors, we've found Poipu to offer more sunny days in which to enjoy all that this special place has to offer.
Our freshly-remodeled amenities are the ideal complement to the prime location of Kuhio Shores. Also, having rented many different accommodations during our own stays on Kauai over the years, we know some of the little touches we experienced (or wish we had) that make an island visit that much more blissful, and we've tried to incorporate them here. Come experience paradise Kauai-style and find yourself returning year after year as we have!
Recent Guest Comments
Guest: Zodi A.(West Palm Beach, FL)
Date of Stay: 07/13/12 Review Submitted: 07/23/12
Our family of 4 were completely blown away by this condo. We arrived late at night so our first view was limited but the sounds of the ocean and the tradewinds blowing seranaded us that first night to a welcoming sleep. That first view from the lanai when we woke up amazed us, we didn't want to leave. The condo was immaculate from the cleanliness to the furnishings. The beds, linens and towels were all high end. The views are beautiful, we saw endless amounts of turtles feeding and swimming. We were able to snorkel next door at Lawai Beach we got lucky enough to be able to swim along with the turtles. The sunsets are beautiful from the lanai, lawn or even next door at the Beach House. There is entertainment just sitting on the lanai watching the surfers all day long. Make sure you plan down time on your vacation so you can sit and enjoy the tradewinds and views from this lanai it is top notch. There are beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and snorkel gear.........everything you need is available. The kitchen is so well stocked that I cooked a couple meals for our family here, who wouldn't want to cook in a kitchen with that view. This condo was so well furnish that there were days we came back early so that we can just sit on the lanai with a glass of wine and enjoy the sounds and sights. I highly recommend this unit. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We will return again one day.
Great Vacation Place
Guest: Brad(Chicago, Illinois)
Date of Stay: 06/16/12 Review Submitted: 07/16/12
We loved this condo. Lots of extras that weren't mentioned. The sound of the surf and the trade winds were magical. Beautiful inside and great furnishings. The view is soooo beautiful and special. Close to a lot of restaurants and activities.
Beautiful welll appointed condo in ideal location
Guest: Mochi(Walnut Creek, CA)
Date of Stay: 05/22/12 Review Submitted: 06/12/12
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in this Kauai condo for four days in May. The unit has been exceptionally well maintained, with first-class furnishings and decor. It has been remodeled to take full advantage of the awesome oceanfront views, breezes and sounds. The third-floor location is ideal for enjoying panoramic vistas of the surf from the living room, dining room and patio. The owner was very accommodating and responsive. Everything was exactly as described and portrayed in the listing -- including the sea turtles that frolicked in the surf every evening! The on-site staff person for the condo building was very friendly and helpful; the grounds were very well tended! We look forward to our next visit and give this unit our highest recommendation.
When they say Ocean Front!......They mean it!
Guest: Keith and Tina(Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Date of Stay: 05/12/12 Review Submitted: 06/03/12
My wife and I had a FANTASTIC 10 day stay at this 2 bedroom, OCEAN FRONT condo. We found it to be well decorated and furnished with quality touches. The location can't be beat! We kept the window and slider, facing the ocean, open the entire time we were there! All you could see out the wall of windows was water and hear the sound of waves hitting the rocks below. We watched the honu (sea turtles) every day in the surf and watched the surfers from the lani. How relaxing! We didn't see any whales (we weren't expecting to) since our stay was in mid May. One of the best features of this condo was the fact that although the bedrooms are on the back side of the condo, the owners removed the bedroom wall on the ocean side of the room and replaced it with french doors. This gave us a view of the water from the comfortable king sized bed and allowed us to listen to the crashing surf outside the windows. Our contacts with Jane (the owner) were all professional and helpful and we would stay here again in a heartbeat! Mahalo Jane and Family for allowing us to share your little piece of paradise!
Guest: DR(Dallas TX)
Date of Stay: 05/06/12 Review Submitted: 05/12/12
Beautiful, clean convenient condo close to eating shopping and all island sports! The best view on the island!!! We will definitely return!
Date of Stay: 04/11/12 Review Submitted: 05/09/12
We recently spent two weeks in this condo. It was perfect. The building itself is very well-kept and the grounds are lovely. The view from the condo is spectacular. We were able to sit on the lanai and watch the turtles all day, every day. The condo is in excellent condition and is clean. The kitchen is well-stocked and has everything you need if you want to cook. Everything was there that we needed at the beach - chairs, a cooler, boogie board, etc. The unit's location is great - close to elevators yet there is no noise from them. The location is also very convenient for doing laundry. Right next door is great snorkelling at Lawai Beach, along with The Beach House Restaurant. Highly recommend this unit. Jane is a pleasure to deal with.
my husband and I & our very good friends
Guest: Craig & MJ(Mpls MN)
Date of Stay: 02/12/12 Review Submitted: 03/16/12
We had a wonderful time at this absolutey stunning condo! The view was spectacular 24/7 the ocean sounds the condo was beautiful felt like home for two weeks! would definately stay here again! thanks for helping make our hawaii vacation so memorable! watched turtles whales surfers! The location was perfect for snorkeling walking distance away & close to other activities, shopping dining beauty surrounds you!
Guest: J & S, in MO(Pierce City, MO. USA)
Date of Stay: 02/29/12 Review Submitted: 03/12/12
We loved our stay at Kuhio shores property. The Condo was resently remodeled and beautifully done!! All the comforts of home and more. We didn't need anything....it all was furnished to make our stay comfortable and complete. Except food of course...sof...and that was available at nearby Markets. The Property was quiet and serene. The View from the Lanai was amazing. We watched whales breech in the distance. Only draw back was "nature's wrath" of rain. But we had a great place to kick back and relax inbetween rain storms. The Owners are very nice and easy to work with, very accomodating. Condo grounds were very well kept up and up to date decor. We would go back for sure!!! Thanks again for a nice, warm, inviting space!! J & S, in MO.
Beautiful Oceanfront Unit
Guest: Kevin F.(Olympia, Washington)
Date of Stay: 02/26/12 Review Submitted: 03/09/12
This review is for Kuhio Shores Condo Complex located in Poi'pu Beach on the Island of Kauai. It is important to understand that each unit is individually owned, so condition will vary based on which unit you rent. The owner, Jane, was very responsive and provided a discount to us based on the fact that we were making last minute reservations for 3-nights which filled out a hole she had in her February reservations calendar. When we first pulled in to the complex I was a little worried as the complex itself was older construction, lacked tennis courts or a pool (which we already knew based on VRBO information). Well the concern was immediately tossed out the window as we entered this absolutely beautiful two-bedroom unit located on the third floor - WOW, what a view! The lanai is within 25-feet of the ocean affording a direct oceanfront setting with breaching Humpback whales (in season), and turtles galore! The FULL remodel of the unit that had been recently completed made the entire unit look as thought construction had just been completed. Everything, and I mean everything, from the new counters, appliances, bathroom, beds, furniture etc. etc. was in immaculate condition! There was obviously no cutting corners with this remodel! Going to sleep with the sound of the ocean was so relaxing. All utensils, pots, pans, coffee maker, microwave, beach chairs, cooler etc. were provided in the unit. The building and grounds are in great condition. Laundry facilities in a common shared room on the third floor (bring quarters, no change machine). Quiet grounds. Central location to shopping, a turtle beach next door, and the botanical gardens right down the road. We will definitely stay here again. For those looking for a swimming pool and tennis courts (we weren't) you may want to look elsewhere or plan to use the large YMCA public pool in Lihue. With beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and surfing all around, who needs a pool!
Great location, beautiful view!
Guest: Alicia(Seattle, WA)
Date of Stay: 10/10/11 Review Submitted: 03/05/12
My husband & I stayed here with his parents in October for a week. This two bedroom, two bath condo was a comfortable, relaxing place for our vacation in Kauai. The view from the lanai is incredible! We saw turtles swimming every morning as we enjoyed our breakfast on the deck. The beds/bedrooms were comfortable, and the remodeled shower in the master bedroom is really lovely. In the kitchen you'll find all the basic necessities for cooking your own meals. We loved the location - sunny Poipu has plenty of options for eating especially with the Kukuiula Village shopping area right down the street (walking distance). There are a handful of public beaches within a mile's drive that offer great snorkeling, swimming and relaxing in the sun. I'd highly recommend this property. As four adults we felt it was a bit cozy. The master bedroom has french doors that open right up into the main living room with a clear view of the lanai and the ocean right outside, but we closed those doors for privacy most of the time. But it would be absolutely perfect for a couple traveling alone or with children (second bedroom great for kids). Parking was really convenient. Elevators make it easy. You can't beat the view or the location.
Beth A. Kelleysaid...
Feb 20, 2012
Beautiful beach condo
5050 Lawai Road, #311, Koloa, HI (967359)
Date of Stay February 1, 2012
Great condo on Kauai's south side. This condo has all the amenities, newly remodeled, comfortable bed, great view! Would highly recommend. Owners were great to deal with as well. We plan to return in the future.
Feb 20, 2012
A wonderful experience!
5050 Lawai Road, #311, Koloa, HI (967359)
Date of Stay January 22, 2012
We spent 5 nights here and enjoyed our stay here immensely. First of all the views from the lanai are amazing. The location cannot be beat, an oceanfront view near central Poipu. We saw sea turtles several times swimming along the rocks and whales breaching. The sounds of the waves permeate the condo so you feel you are surrounded by the ocean. We also enjoyed staying in the condo itself. The condo is updated and clean. The bedrooms are sizeable and comfy. The kitchen has everything you need. We cooked and ate several meals in the condo. We will definitely look to stay here again if we return to Kauai!
Michael Mahoney Sacramento,Ca
Review Submitted January 31, 2012 Date of Stay January 9, 2012
My husband and I stayed in this Unit and can't wait to return. We loved having the master bedroom open to ocean view. I would highly recommend this Unit.
Comfortable condo, fantastic location, adventures abound
Kim Findlay-Brackey Durant, Iowa
Review Submitted January 31, 2012 Date of Stay December 31, 2011
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kuhio Shores 311. you know you have an amazing location when people gather on the lawn below your balcony to watch the sunset every night. We enjoyed walking right next door to rent our snorkel gear and spend delightful hours swimming with the most beautiful and varied fish we encountered anywhere on the island (including a paid snorkeling day-long cruise). We watched surfers every evening from our balcony and saw numerous whales using our binoculars. We left the balcony door open every night as we drifted to sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Could not have asked for better. Thanked you fells for ending your well-appointed condo to those of us who only make it to the islands on cherished vacation time!
Location, Location, Location....in paradise
Henry Ticknor Winchester, VA
Review Submitted January 31, 2012 Date of Stay December 23, 2011
My wife and I and our two adult daughters stayed here over Christmas and enjoyed every minute. When we arrived it was dark and rainy but watching the sunrise the next morning instantly confirmed that we had made a terrific choice. The condo is within walking distance of fine shopping, great restaurants and good beaches. Poipu is handy for exploring either the far western beaches and Waimea Canyon or going up to the north shore. We enjoyed provisioning at the markets in Koloa. The condo is well appointed, very clean and comes with beach chairs and coolers. The owners were very easy to work with and very responsive. One negative note: we found the Beach House Restaurant way over hyped with average food and extremely slow service. Merrima's and Roys were far superior.
Great Condo, Amazing View
David Shields Texas
Review Submitted December 27, 2011 Date of Stay December 2, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay here. The balcony is situated to where we saw both amazing sunrises and sunsets. Enjoyed watching surfers, turtles and whales from the balcony! Condo was appointed very well and exceeded our expectations. Bedroom mattress was very comfortable!
Carole Simitz Walnut Creek
Review Submitted December 10, 2011 Date of Stay November 19, 2011
The views from this condo are amazing! Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. We enjoyed watching the turtles and the surfers from the balcony. The condo is beautifully decorated, furnished and had everything one could possibly need for a wonderful vacation. The owner is a pleasure to work with. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Kauai.
This condo was the best rental we ever had
Ming-te Chen Ca
Review Submitted August 31, 2011 Date of Stay August 20, 2011
We had a great visit of this condo. It is the best condo we have ever rented. It was well stocked with all amenity. I can even find soy sauce :) It is almost like living in your own home. Because eating out in Kauai was very costly, we cooked most of our meals in the condo. Having all the seasoning available was very helpful. We loved this place. If we visit Kauai again, we will definitely rent this place again. Thanks, Jane, for making the condo so comfortable.
Oceanfront living at its BEST
Clarence K Chan Stockton
Review Submitted July 4, 2011 Date of Stay June 7, 2011
The condo was clean and well stocked with the usual supplies. The owner sweated the details: the Henckel cutlery comes to mind. Dull, dangerous knives are a pet peeve of mine. But the reason you stay at this condo is the OCEANVIEW. From the balcony, you see the surfers and the sea turtles. At night, watch the moon reflect off the waves. If you can't get enough, leave the bedroom doors open and listen to the ocean sounds as you fall asleep.
CORRINA HARVEY Gladstone, OR
Review Submitted June 1, 2011 Date of Stay May 13, 2011
Gorgeous condo...we felt so spoiled to get to stay there for 10 days! Great location...close to beaches, sites, shopping and restaurants. Very quiet and the grounds are impeccably kept and the staff very friendly. Certainly a vacation for the memory books...Kauai is like heaven on earth!
Relaxing in Kauai
Stephanie Posse Hershey, PA
Review Submitted May 24, 2011 Date of Stay May 8, 2011
The condo was absolutely beautiful and the view was even better. The welcome wine set the mood for the entire stay on Kauai. We enjoyed spending time relaxing and listening to the waves crashing on the rocks below and watching the Honu when it was sunny. Since it was early May we did not see any whales, however, we did see numerous pods of dolphins from the lanai almost daily. The condo was equipped with everything travelers need without bringing it ourselves including coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkeling equipment, a fully equipped kitchen, and books of the island to give you some ideas of adventures, restaurants, and beach activities. The snorkeling was great at Poipu Beach just down the road but very rough beside the condo. This was our first condo experience and it was definitely a good one. If you want the amazing ocean views and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere you should book early and consider this your first choice.
The View from the balcony says it all doesn't it?!!!
Wes Pederson Prince George, BC Canada
Review Submitted March 23, 2011 Date of Stay March 5, 2011
We have just returned from our sun filled holiday in Hawaii. We found our condo just as described. Totally renovated with quality cabinets, furniture and fixtures. The master shower is a pleasure on it's own. We spent many a morning and afternoon snorkeling with the turtles and fish right out in front of the Condo. When we saw local free divers hunting for fish we knew we must be in the right place, event the occaisional whale could be viewed from our balcony. If you are looking for a well equiped 2 bedroom condo right on the ocean in a quite building look no further. The owners were an e-mail away if we had any inquires as we looked for accomodation. They also took the time to welcome us upon our arrival and to ensure everything was in order. We had a small issue with the ice maker in the brand new fridge and the owners arranged for Albert the resident caretaker to address the issue the very next day. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a well equiped condo. The sunsets over the water are just an added bonus.
Awesome Remodeled Kuhio Shores Condo!
Brian Perronne Palo Alto, CA
Review Submitted March 14, 2011 Date of Stay February 25, 2011
I love Kauai, it's my favorite island with its incredible natural beauty, tons of outdoor activities, and beautiful beaches. My favorite part of Kauai is Poipu, with its sunny days, awesome beaches, and great restaurants. My favorite place to stay is at Kuhio Shores. I love the location, right on the water, being able to listen to the surf and watch turtles in the waves while I drink my morning coffee. You can also walk to the new Kukui Ula Shopping Center and enjoy dinner at Merriman's and ice cream at Lapperts (not to mention the great shopping). I have stayed at a few of the condos at Kuhio Shores, and this one is my favorite, it's absolutely beautiful! In fact, I stayed in this condo a few years back before the new owners remodeled it and it is unrecognizable. Everything has been tastefully remodeled and updated. The kitchen is amazing with its island layout and view. The master shower has a cool pebble floor. The Tommy Bahama furniture is also very attractive and comfortable. The condo was outfitted with everything we needed to enjoy the beach: chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, and coolers. The owners clearly take pride in their condo and have done an incredible job decorating their unit. They were also super easy to deal with and made the whole rental process enjoyable.
Beautiful and relaxing, Captures the Aloha Spirit!
Loris Perronne Sunnyvale, CA
Review Submitted March 9, 2011 Date of Stay February 21, 2011
We've stayed at this complex every year for the last 8 years and the location right on the water can't be beat. The homeowners association here takes excellent care of the building and grounds and it shows. This is a quiet place (other than the sound of the ocean) and is ideal for getting away from the "noise" of life. If you go in the winter months, you can watch from your own lanai whales surfacing and breaching. You also see turtles surfing in the waves right below your windows. These are awesome sights! As for this unit, the others we've stayed in pale in comparison. This one was just remodeled so everything is in pristine condition. I absolutely loved the open kitchen with granite island and breakfast bar. While standing at the range cooking breakfast or dinner, I just had to glance up to see the ocean and watch surfers and whales. This condo is much better equipped than most for all your needs and wants - from the Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella, to a plethora of beach toys and boogie boards for the kids, to high-quality cookware and utensils, and there's wi-fi if you must do some work. This place is top-notch. Be sure to step outside and watch the sunrise or sunset and don't forget to notice the vast sky full of stars at night. You won't regret staying here.
Jeffrey Guttero Kauai
Review Submitted February 28, 2011 Date of Stay February 1, 2011
My folks have stayed in 3 units at Kuhio Shores and this is by far their favorite. It's very nice and feels really spacious. They'll be back!
A great place
Kristen L. Mix Denver, CO
Review Submitted March 19, 2011 Date of Stay January 29, 2011
You'll love this condo! Beautifully remodeled and literally ten yards from the ocean. The sound of surf pours through the space all day and night. Comfortably furnished, well equipped and a very short walk from a good snorkel beach where we saw monk seals and turtles galore. The area is quiet at night, and the view of the stars from the lanai is spectacular. You just couldn't ask for a better location if you want to be on the beach in Hawaii. Enjoy!
Guest: HB(Colorado) Date of Stay: 01/23/11 Review Submitted: 02/07/11
We LOVED Kauai, Kuhio Shores and your condo. Perfect location, perfect lanai, perfect views. We did a lot on the island, but it was always hard to leave the lanai. We started off the day watching the sunrise and sea turtles playing in the waves; and ended the day watching sunset and whales. Adjacent to the property was the Beach House Restaurant and the beach in front of it is listed as one of the best snorkeling beaches on Kauai. All we had to do was walk out the door and go a few steps down the road, and we could snorkel. There's also snorkeling on the other side of the property. All of the amenities were top of the line, from the kitchen appliances to the bathrooms, to the very comfortable beds. We all felt "at home" and would stay there again in a heartbeat! Mahalo!
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Luxurious Vacation Home
I had the chance to stay here in October on a "Girls Vacation". It was beyond what I had hoped for. My friends back at home were so jealous when I showed them the photos of the place. First, the view is stunning. The description is not exaggerating that you are about 30 feet from the water! Open wide the windows or sit on the balcony and imagine you are sitting on your own private beach. Every day I saw multiple turtles swimming and eating a meal in the waves near the rocks. Second, the accommodations themselves are magnificent. I felt as if I was staying in a five-star luxury hotel. The owners spared no expense on this place---granite countertops, tile, high-end appliances, tasteful and very comfortable beds and furniture (no tacky second-hand stuff here). Third, the location is on the "sunny" side of Kauai. The best beaches are on this side, including some tame ones for small kids. It is literally next door to one of the best restaurants on the island, The Beach House. We strolled next door to enjoy a cocktail and appetizer at sunset. Beyond the Beach House is a great snorkeling beach, also a short stroll. We got up early one morning and just hopped on over for a quick snorkel. Kuhio Shores even has an outdoor shower and foot wash to rinse off after. I can't imagine a better place to vacation on my favorite Hawaiian island. I'm planning to bring my husband and two little boys back for a family vacation this summer. Aloha! More...
By Sandra C. from Stockton, CA on 12/28/2010 for a stay in 10/1/2010
Loved Our Stay at Kuhio Shores
Memories to Last a Lifetime
Guest: Missy(Lone Tree, Colorado)
Date of Stay: 08/10/07 Review Submitted: 12/28/10
Aloha! Thank you for allowing me to be your first guest in your 2010 remodel of Sunset Poipu. Sunset Poipu is amazing - simple but elegant. It only takes a second for one to realize that the owners care about quality and paid attention to every detail in order to insure that visitors will enjoy every minute of their stay. It is 'brand-new' and 'fully furnished' with all the extras to make your stay special. The view from the Lanai is breathtaking - there are no words to describe the experience of watching humpback whales, turtles, surfers and the incredible sunrises and sunsets. After an activity filled day, I looked forward to relaxing on the lanai, listening to the sounds of the crashing surf and taking in the moon and star filled sky. The building and condo staff work hard to keep the building and grounds impeccable! They were also helpful with recommending places to visit, directions and making one feel welcomed. The condo is centrally located making it easy to see the beautiful island of Kauai. Since the new Kukui'ula Marketplace is less than a mile away, I enjoyed walks to the Marketplace to shop at the boutiques and indulge at Bubba's Burgers and Lappert's - yummy. From the condo, one only had to walk next door to enjoy fine dining at the Beach House Restaurant (arrive early and capture the spectacular sunset). It was hard to leave but I left with memories to last a lifetime (and hope to return again one day). I will recommend Sunset Poipu to all my friends and family! Mahalo
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.