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Nice place to stay, however this property gets a bit of road noise and the upstairs bedroom has a very narrow staircase. Great location and we loved the pool
Stephanie, Redmond, OR says
This condo was in a great location. I travel to the islands often and I always look for two amenities ac and washer and dryer as I have teenagers. This unit does have a washer an dryer but it’s a all in one it’s nearly impossible to wash a load of towels I had to hang dry and then throw in dryer. Also AC is only in the master which it does say in description. Upstairs does get quite warm which is acceptable for children but I would not reccomend for a second couple.
Mahalo Stephanie for your review and feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the location of the condo and we appreciate your feedback on the dryer. We will have checked it out. We wish you would have acknowledged our attempts to reach you while in house, maybe we could have attended to it then if you had mentioned it.
Location, location, location! This condo is located a 3 minute walk from the beach and restaurants. We walked to the beach every morning and most evenings to check on the sea turtles resting on the beach. We were within walking distance of several restaurants and the central location in Poi Pu makes sightseeing around the island very easy. This condo has a well stocked kitchen with both kinds of coffee makers (filter or pod) which allows you enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony.
Shay, San Diego, CA says
This condo is in an amazing location, walking distance to a couple of beaches. Very cozy home and well equipped. Beds were comfortable, clean comfy sheets. Pillows in downstairs bedroom were great in upstairs bedroom, not so much. Kitchen has 2 coffee machines drip and k-cups, really helpful for coffee snubs like us. Entry closet had some beach chairs and games which we enjoyed very much. A few less pleasant things to keep in mind: A/C mentioned in the post is a portable unit and is located in the bedroom downstairs, the rest of the condo has fans in every room. The access to the room upstairs is through a steep spiral staircase which makes it inconvenient to carry the suitcases up, also using restrooms in the middle of the night can be an interesting trip down. The laundry machine is a washer-dryer 2-in-1 but it took 4 dryer cycles to full dry our load towels. Overall, well worth the value.
Mahalo Shay for your review and comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the location and unit amenities. Apologies if you were surprised by the AC and the spiral stairs as we do list them specifically and/or photograph them to be clear. Aloha
Holly, Hayden Lake, ID says
This place is wonderful!!! The location is perfect! Just a three minute walk to an amazing beach! The place is stocked!! Everything you could need is there! From the linens to the kitchen! Oh not to mention all the beach gear! Boogie boards, chairs, wagon, football, umbrellas, and more….. The pool is so close too! It’s comfortable and clean. I would recommend it to anyone.
Mahalo Holly for your five-star review and comments. It is so great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We are glad that you found everything you needed to feel at home during your stay. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha.
Jess, Queensland, Australia says
Good location on the south side of the island and easy to walk to beach. Portable aircon in the master room and just fans in loft and living area. Full kitchen amenities were handy too.
Carla, Maarssen, Netherlands says
Seth, Oregon, United States says
Excellent location, clean accommodations.
Mahalo Seth. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Nichole W. says
Overall this was a nice condo. Well equipped. Nice furniture very comfortable beds and bedding. Was strange that there was not chairs around the outdoor dining table. This condo was clean. But it’s tired. Kitchen and bathroom are ready for updates. This condo is by a busy road it can get loud. The condo was right by the pool and a very easy walk to the beach.
Mahalo Nichole for your review and comments. We are happy that you found the unit to be comfortable and well-equipped. It is strange about there being no chairs at the lanai table. We will be sure to get that straightened out. We are sorry. Next time, please let us know if something doesn't seem right so we can address it during your stay. We look forward to hosting you soon. Aloha!
Alison, Meridian, ID says
The location can’t be beat! Super close to the beach and town. Overall a great stay. Communication was good. Only a few issues. There was a strange and off putting smell coming from the the master closet, the ice machine/water dispenser was broken, and the dryer didn’t dry things. At all. We only were trying to dry 1 towel at a time and after two cycles of 40 min it was just barely warm and still wet.
Mahalo Alison for your review and feedback. It is great to hear how much you liked the location of the unit. We are sorry about the concerns you raised. We came right over and were able to get the dryer and the ice maker working. We are committed to the safety of our guests and do not leave any open food items in the unit. We are happy that you loved the location and had a nice stay. We hope to host you again soon.
Jessica, Salem, OR says
Great stay! Perfect location and easy communication with host!
David, Boise, ID says
Great location, pool and hot tub are just steps from the door. There are multiple beaches just a short walk away. The condo is very clean, spacious. The window design is amazing, there is no A/C but the condo is kept cool with tropical breezes.
Mahalo David for your 5-star review and comments! We are so happy that the location of the unit was a nice fit for your stay. We are already looking forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou.
Great place close to the Poipu beach. Location is also very close to Poipu road which is surprisingly busy and noisy.
Megan, Kalamazoo, MI says
Great place near poipu beach.
Perfect location for a restful vacation, 10 out of 10 would totally stay here again.
Mahalo Jessica for your 5-star review and comments! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha.
Marissa, Daly City, CA says
Our home was so cozy. Perfect for a family of 4. We enjoyed the grounds. They are kept so neat and clean. The close Beach access was amazing!
Megan, Bethlehem, PA says
This unit is in a great location, close to the beach, the pool, and the bar next door. Being on the street side, you can hear some road noise with the windows open. As others have mentioned, the air-conditioning unit is only in the main bedroom, so folks sleeping in the loft may get toasty. With all of the windows open and the fans going it does get pretty comfortable at night, but if it's humid (which it seldom is for long) you'll be sticky. Definitely the bathroom could use an update, but everything was serviceable. Check in was a breeze, having a parking spot was great, and I definitely felt like I could reach out to someone in guest services if I needed anything. I would stay here again if I were lucky enough to return to Kauai.
Mahalo Megan for your review and comments. We are happy that you enjoyed the location of the unit and its proximity to the beach and restaurant next door. It is nice knowing that you had an easy check-in and that you felt we were there to help if you needed us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
Sue, McKinney, TX says
Great fully stocked kitchen. Great communication. No view of the sea, but surrounded by lush greenery. Unfortunately next to a noisy road but does quieter later at night. Floor a.c. noisy but with ear plugs much better. Very close to pool which has a large jacuzzi. Nice modern condo.
Mahalo Sue for your review and comments. We are happy that you appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and the rich garden setting at Kahala #121. It's great that you enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi. We cannot wait to host you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Kasey, Pace, FL says
Great place to stay! Perfect location and nice decor. It stays rather warm throughout the condo due to no AC but there is a small unit in the master bedroom to stay cool at night. Also watch out for lizards! They get in easily. 10 stars for us! Will definitely come back
Mahalo Kasey for your 5-star review and comments! We are so happy that you loved the unit and the Portable AC unit was able to help you cool off at night. During the day, opening all the windows allows the tradewinds to keep it cool. Glad to hear that you will be back because we are already looking forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou.
Philip, Rochester, MN says
Wonderful location! unit located steps from the pool and restaurant. not to mention the short walk to multiple beaches.
Meredith, Houston, TX says
Great spot for a vacation in Poipu. Wonderful private lanai and within walking distance to the beach!
Daniel, San Francisco, CA says
This place was great, it neighbors a swimming pool and hot tub (pool was one of the best in the area) and its about a 5min walk from Poipu beach. It was acceptably clean and the bed was comfortable. The place is positioned very close to the street and can get a bit of noise pollution from speeding vehicles. i brought ear plugs but did not use them, vehicle traffic slows to very few cars by about 10pm. On the final day, we had a pest in our unit, I killed it and it was gross but thats part of staying on the island. I was scratching my head trying to figure out how the bug made its way in because I kept the place sealed up tight. The size of the pest made me feel like it had been there prior to our arrival. Bottom line. The place was gorgeous, spacious and located in a perfect spot, near the pool, beach, Koloa town and a main road to get to the rest of the island. Parking was easy (assigned spot) and checkin was a breeze. Washer and dryer worked great. I would stay again!
Molly, Columbus, OH says
Great location, well-equipped with everything you need for the beach, and very clean!
Tracy, San Diego, CA says
Great location, needs updating, bathroom (tiny shower, huge tub) & kitchen felt old and tired.
Denise, Davis, CA says
Great space, great location. Close to a lot of things including the Poipu car rental which is in the adjacent building. Multiple beaches in walking distance and the hosts have a lot of gear that you can take with you to the beach in a foldable wagon; towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, boogie boards. The only thing that would get me to give them 5/5 stars would be to add an A/C unit to the loft area. If this is added I would definitely rent this space again. It was just too hot up there without one. There is one A/c unit in the bedroom downstairs that works really well in the room, but it is not enough to get to the loft area. Very clean space, easy check in, and full kitchen with good coffee.
Candace, San Diego, CA says
Great spot! This spot is close enough to the beach and points of interest at Poipu Beach, yet it feels secluded and private. The lush landscaping created privacy all the way around the unit. The closet is stocked full of all you need for a day on Poipu beach. We enjoyed starting our day with a couple of hours snorkeling, basking and taking in the wildlife of Poipu Beach. In the afternoons we took off for adventures around the island. This location made it easy to get around the island. Thanks!!
Megan, North Chicago, IL says
Fantastic place. Super clean, comfortable bed, kitchen was well supplied and location was perfect. They will have you send stuff in through their personal email through Parrish (safe travels quarantine verification) and they were very prompt with responding. Incredible stay, we loved it here!!!
Susan, Charlotte, NC says
We had an awesome time, the place was great. Great location to the beach and restaurants. It has the feel of a Hawaiian vacation Susan
William, Barstow, CA says
Great place read all the pages of the description there are stair and only AC in bedroom. Other than that we enjoyed our stay there and would stay here again
Bethany, Seattle, WA says
We had a few minor issues with our stay (the dining chairs pictured on the lanai were removed, we had an unknown alarm go off in the middle of the night) but altogether had a great stay. If you are looking to travel as two couples, know that the bedrooms are very unequal. I would more recommend this apartment for a small family or a single couple. The loft stairs are very steep and difficult to navigate. Also note that this apartment is very traditionally Hawaiian and most of the windows have no solid glass, only screens and shutters. There’s a great pool, and a lovely paved walking path to the beach. Many types of beach equipment are provided.
A clean condo in a great location. Two balconies. Beautiful surroundings. Huge televisions. Just a wonderful place to stay on Kauai.
Mahalo John. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Evelynn, Los Angeles, CA says
A perfect introduction to Kauai close to food, beaches and more! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
Dan, New York, NY says
Great place with everything you need, can highly recommend!
Martha A. says
This vacation home was a perfect getaway for a mother-son Kauai trip to Poipu. Great location! Very convenient to the beach and restaurants.
Amanda, Vaughan, Canada says
Sparkling clean place, great balcony, and great location to dining out and beaches. The unit is the closest unit to the road so you do hear traffic directly beside you. Good for a couple or family of 4.
Mahalo Amanda for your 5-star review and comments. We are happy that you found the unit to be sparkling clean and convenient to the beaches and restaurants. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Unit is next to the road
This unit was okay, but it has a couple of shortcomings. It’s right next to Poipu Road (literally) and the traffic noise can be unpleasant. Also, the lanai has no cover, and the table on it has no umbrella, so you can’t avoid the sun after about 10:30am. We didn’t use the twin beds in the loft, but some might find the very tight spiral staircase to get to them a nuisance. On the plus side, the unit is right next to the pool, and it covers the basics very well.
Mahalo Eric for your review and feedback. Even though the speed limit on Poipu Road is 25 mph and the island typically quiets down at 9 pm, we understand how hearing the cars could be unpleasant for some. We are sorry if the noise disrupted your stay. For next time, we can help you find a unit set further from the road at Kahala or any of our other properties. Regarding the lanai, we can share your concerns with the owner and discuss adding one. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pool. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
warren d m. says
Fantastic Stay, Relaxing & Convenient
Loved the walk ability to Poipu Beach. Love the different seating areas, the two different outdoor balcony seating were great, one for sun and one for shade which also worked great for when it rained. Thanks.
Mahalo Warren for your 5-star review and comments. We a glad to hear that you enjoyed the unit and the location and that you had a wonderful relaxing stay on Kauai. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
Julie J. says
Gotta be honest. I wish I read reviews before booking. Noisy street. And it was a big deal given the weather we had. Normally it wouldn’t have mattered as much but we were stuck in condo a lot due to Flooding and more rain than normal. . Ambulance and siren noise, car traffic, etc meant for less than peaceful sleep. But property is beautiful and walking distance to a lot. I would Rent to Poipu Kai again but away from street. Not this condo. I’m sorry but it kind of bummed me out given how much time we had to spend there. .
Aloha Julie. We understand that road noise can be frustrating when you are trying to have a peaceful sleep and we are sorry that you found the noise from the road to be detrimental to your stay. With the large storms that passed through on Christmas eve and again several days later, there was likely an unusual amount of sirens and other emergency traffic. While this unit is closer to the road than others at Poipu Kai, the road noise typically quiets down in the evening. Again, our apologies for the added noise that you experienced. We are happy to hear that you liked the property and proximity to the beach and we are thrilled to hear you would stay at Poipu Kai again. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou.
Jamie Y. says
Overall this place was nice. Although this property is right against the road so you do hear traffic noise. There are beach supplies in some closets which is nice but the upstairs closet smelled horrible and was stuffed with unorganized bedding so there was no room to hang up clothing. Overall it was a decent place to stay.
Mahalo Jamie for your review and feedback. Our apologies for the closet. I will be sure to reach out to our team to make sure it is clean and organized. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
Dennis G. says
Kahala at poipu Kai. Unit 121
Overall excellent place to stay. Bed is very comfortable. Lanai furniture fantastic- not cheap wal mart plastic/strap chairs. Kitchen is fully!!! Appointed. A/c in bedroom There is a loft for two more (kids would love it- push beds together and two younger adults would manage -- think parents with married children) Staff outstanding!!! The only thing we wanted -- just a better beach umbrella (this is so minor I wasn’t sure I was going to mention it). They have one but we couldn’t get the base to extend and we didn’t get back to management as this was so minor to us. Lastly- let’s talk about road noise. Some reviewers gave this place a lower score due to the main road behind unit. It’s true there is a road and there is road noise. With the fan on it drowned out the road noise. But given the excellent value of renting this place, how close to the ocean (5 min walk max!) and the comfort of the unit and how well appointed- that road should never be a sticking point in staying here. (In my opinion)
Mahalo Dennis for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed Kahala #121! Glad that you got to enjoy those nice walks to the beach. We will be sure to look into replacing that umbrella. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Anthony L. says
A short stay in Paradise
Well maintained, close to the beach, staff is very helpful. Condo was well staffed with beach toys for all ages.
Mahalo Anthony for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kahala #121 and that our team was able to help you feel at home. We are looking forward to hosting you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou!
Anthony L. says
Glad we booked with you and will return.
Arrived very late, went to the wrong office. Contacted the after hour phone number who was very kind and helpful, directed us to the correct location. Location near the beach. Everything was well maintained. The male clerk was extremely helpful arranging a helicopter tour of the island.
Mahalo Anthony for your 5-star review and comments! We are so glad that are after-hours contact was able to help you find the right office. It sounds like you got settled in and really enjoyed your vacation. I hope you enjoyed that helicopter tour! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Mahalo and a hui hou!
Carolyn M. says
Was a nice place to stay for five days. Not much to do in Poipu itself, but the island is wonderful…lots to see and do. There was a bad musty smell in the lower level, when you came into the unit. That was a bit of a turn off. Otherwise, it is a cute place. Everything was pretty straight forward except there was a $110 US extra charge that I was unaware of. ALL of the cost should be included when looking for a place to stay. Not happy with that added surprise
Mahalo Caroline for your review and feedback. While we understand the frustration of unexpected fees, that $110 is a VRBO booking fee, which we have no control over. The good news is that you can avoid this, by booking directly through us next time. Also, I want to express our apologies for that musty smell. That entry closet is where the beach gear is kept, and perhaps something was put back wet. I’ve reached out to our housekeeping and property manager to address it. Had we known while you were were, we would have gladly fixed it right away. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to hosting you again soon! Aloha!
Fredric S. says
Great Condo for Families
We enjoy the Poipu area. The condo was in a central location. Easy access to a lot of activities. Property Management is outstanding!
Mahalo nui loa Fredric.
Graham T. says
Quiet and relaxing
We really enjoyed our stay here. Tons of room, quiet, clean and above all relaxing. Would definitely stay here again.
Mahalo Graham for your five star review and comments. We will look forward to hosting you again soon.
Ginny N. says
No real air conditioning
A weak air conditioner in just the bedroom was not enough to cool the unit. Being a second floor unit with very little trade winds makes for a very hot stay, the hottest place I’ve ever stayed in Hawaii!
Aloha Ginny, the AC in the bedroom is only to cool off the bedroom and not the whole unit. We do know it has been the hottest season on record and normally the trades keep things in check, but we agree, it has been warm. We are sorry for any discomfort.
Suchitra D. says
Very nice condo
The property is nice and comfortable. The support and maintenance needs to improve.
Mahalo Suchitra for your review. I reviewed your folio and see no requests for any maintenance. I do see you called about moving because of the nearby pool construction and we offered to move you. You chose the discount instead. In any event, we are sorry for any oversight on any maintenance and for any inconvenience that it may have caused you. Aloha.
Great place, great location!!
Our family of 4, with 2 boys, 10 & 11, loved this place. Great location, close to the pool, beach, and Kalapaki Joe’s Restaurant. The apartment itself is well furnished, the kitchen is well equipped. Our only issue, that held us back from 5 start rating is the fact that it’s quite close to a busy road, so traffic noise was quite prominent, especially in the master bedroom. Otherwise, a fantastic place for a family of four.
Patricia D. says
Nice stay on beautiful Kauai
This condo offers a nice layout & is well equipped. We were 3 adults & enjoyed lots of space. It’s located in a beautiful lush setting & there is a nice pool located 20 steps away. It’s a 5 minute walk to Poipu Beach. Poipu beach is nice but very crowded including worse beach facilities on the island. Head to Hanalei, Keālia or Lydgate for the real deal. Pros: very comfortable bed, plenty of towels, ice maker, walking distance to 2 restaurants. Cons: too close to noisy main road.
Mahalo Patricia for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the condo, its layout and the resort amenities. We are sorry Poipu Beach was too crowded during your stay. You were here on one of the busiest weekends of the year (Easter break) so we do see a lot of people. The facilities do see a lot of use as well and sorry to hear they were not acceptable…I know the County just upgraded them recently. Hopefully we get to host you again on a non-busy week. Aloha and a hui hou.
Great location! Nice set up for a family of four, and great views and access to beach.
We had a great experience at this property. The decor fits the island, the kitchen was well set up for our stay, and the rooms fit our family needs perfectly. The location gives you easy access to the beach (kids got to swim with turtles), pool, hot tub, as well as area shopping and sites. The area around the condo is well cared for with lush plant life and manicured lawns. We did one breakfast at Kalapaki Joes restaurant which is steps away as well and reasonably priced. The condo is well equipped with boogie boards, snorkel gear, umbrellas, beach mats, etc. and the close beach area feels private to the area with other larger beach areas also nearby. The condo includes two balconies/lanai areas with one overlooking the pool/tennis areas and ocean view, the other adjacent to the master bedroom with tree and plant life view. The parking space is close to the entry and the area is located close to historic Koloa Town (sugar plantation era restored shops where Aloha Coffee has the BEST coffee) and several other area upscale shopping areas. The location is also right between several other resorts with restaurants, shopping, and accessible beach areas. Location is also perfect for quick day trips to waterfalls, Kauai coffee plantation tour, and Waimea Canyon overlooks and hiking. Overall, we would recommend this property to anyone.
Great Location & Nice Condo in Poipu!
Everything you need to enjoy the comforts of home while vacationing in beautiful Poipu. Kitchen was well stocked and the master bedroom has AC. Easy access to beach & convenient parking spot near unit. Great spot -- wish we could have stayed for another week!
Suzie B. says
Very popular beach for snorkeling and bogie boarding, easy walking, but the pool and jacuzzi are in bad shape at the resort, the jets never worked ????�
Beautiful Condo - well worth the price while staying in paradise!
This was our first time to stay in a VRBO condo. We were pleasantly surprised over the spaciousness of the unit. We so enjoyed staying in this condo for a week to celebrate our silver anniversary. The beach and area restaurants were easily within walking distance. The condo was equipped with many extras (i.e. beach towels, swimming pool toys, etc.) along with the kitchen also being well equipped, allowing any leftovers to be enjoyed the next day for lunch. An added bonus was in the mornings while eating breakfast on the balcony. We were joined by the birds who obliviously had been spoiled by many others. They knew that it was a common practice to be fed! (Be sure to have some bread on hand!) The view from the balcony was absolutely beautiful! We highly recommend this unit to stay while vacationing in Kauai!
Thank you for staying at my Kahala #121 condo. I am pleased that you had a nice time and met some new friends on the lanai! Mahalo, Patty
Marsha V. says
Tropical Paradise ????
Location! Location!Location! We had a fantastic time staying at 121 Kahala! Very nicely appointed condo with all the comforts of home. Beautiful view of the ocean from the condo dining area. Pool, hot tub and tennis courts right outside the door. An easy 5 minute walk to Brennecke Beach for boogie boarding with a grassy park next to it. To the right/west is beautiful Poipu Beach. Every morning we went for a walk and saw sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seal sleeping on Poipu beach! Poipu Beach has a protected area for children to swim and a great snorkeling area by the sand island point. Walk past the point and there is a good swimming area and bobbing in the ocean swells! Walk in front of the Marriott and more beach and swimming to enjoy! Also next to the condo is Kalapaki Joe’s… a fun very casual place for Happy Hour … many kinds of beer on tap and chicken wing deals! Walk about 15 minutes to the left/east from Brennecke Beach and meet the trail to Shipwreck Beach/Grand Hyatt and the big rock! Climb to the top of the rock and continue the Mahaulepu Heritage trail to Makauwahi cave and more secluded beaches/Gillin Beach. You can also get to these beaches and cave by bike or car via a dirt road past the Grand Hyatt. Lots of shopping and eating places within a 15 minute drive! Fantastic Farmers Market Wednesday afternoon at the Shops of Kukuiula! We loved staying at the condo, relaxing on the linai and being so accessible to so many activities! We will be back with our family members next time !!!
Danette E. says
Excellent location, close to restraunts, beaches and sea wall walk.
We spent 6 weeks in your beautiful condo, it was very well stocked and decorated beautifully. We were very happy with the location, so close to many good restraunts, the beaches, the sea wall walk old Koloa town for groceries and the local farmers market just a few steps away. The weather was great only 2 rainy days. We enjoyed the whales, sea turtles, land tortoise’s and monk seals. The option of having 2 lanai’s, one sunny and one shady was great. Patti is a very attentive owner, any questions or concerns we had which were few she dealt with immediately. We would recommend this condo to anyone visiting Kauai.
Thank you’ Gkad that you both enjoyed my condo and Kauai! Patty
Andre A. says
Perfect location for perfect stay
Having never visited Hawaii, nor Kauai, we trusted we would have a great visit,. With owner Patty’s guidance we found ourselves in the ideal setting on the sunny south shore at a central convenient location to visit all of Kauai. Walking, biking, swimming and snorkeling just outside the condo door allowed us to tackle a new adventure every day. Even an unexpected emergency room visit to treat a dislocated finger couldn’t disrupt our activities and relaxed stay. You won’t find any better accommodations or value for a romantic stay.
Thank you for staying at my vacation condo and taking such great care of it! You were a true pleasure to have as a vacation guest at Kahala #121. Hope that you’ll return.
John L. says
Great location, spacious, great value.
Cristi J. says
Great condo for price.
Great location within walking distance to the beach and Brennecke’s. The kitchen is well equipped. We stayed for a month in the summer and it was pretty hot. We bought 3 fans (and left them there in the unit) to help keep it bearable. Unfortunately the ice maker did not work and it wasn’t fixed during our 28 day stay so we had to purchase ice daily. The owner gave us a $10 credit.
Thank you for staying at kahala #121 last month. Yes, summer can be war in Hawaii. So sorry about the ice maker miscommunication. My repairman was delayed in advising me that the part is discontinued and you had written me that you purchased ice trays so I assumed that ice trays were working OK. I am at the condo this week and the ice maker is working but output is not high volume. The frig is only 5 years old so I hate to send it to the landfill. Thank you for your feedback. Patty
This trip was to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and Kahala 121 did not disappoint! It was exactly as described and the view is just like the photo! We loved being in the end unit with 2 lanais to catch the ocean breezes. We only used the AC in the bedroom 1 night and woke up freezing! We love Kauai and this location was wonderful. We would definitely stay here again. Patty was easy to work with and the rates are reasonable. Mahalo!
Exceeded Our Expectations!
Just returned from a 10 night stay at Kahala #121 and it absolutely exceeded our expectations. Being first time VRBO travelers, we were a bit concerned about renting a property using this process. From the start, we were impressed with the level of professionalism from Patti and would highly recommend booking this property. It was clean, comfortable and perfectly located to beaches, great snorkeling & dive sites, dining and shopping. We cooked many meals and found the kitchen well stocked. The corner unit with the trade winds and no upstairs neighbors was really comfortable. For Kauai fun, we highly recommend Seasport Divers, a trip to the north shore to dive or snorkel Tunnels, snorkel or shore dive at Koloa landing, and day cruise with Capt Andy’s crew to see the Napali coast. We honestly can’t wait to return and will definitely rebook our stay with Patti! Mahalo!
thank you for staying at my vacation condo and for the great travel tips for future guests. Appreciate your kind words and review! Mahalo, Patty
Bruce H. says
Very nicely situated property.
Very nicely set up and organized rental property. You are 5 mn walking distance to the Ocean with swimming and surfing access. Within 15mn walking/driving to some very nice restaurant. Wonderfull stay, will be returning to it.
Thank you! You picked one of my favorite times to visit so glad to hear that my condo worked out so well for you. Thank you for your feedback! Mahalo, Patty
Brian G. says
Excellent Vacation Property
Property has been updated and includes all the essential items for cooking. Lots of utensils, dishes etc. We found eating out was about the same as buying supplies to cook at home. Costco, Walmart, Safeway close by in Lihue. Highly recommend Blue Helicopters for island tour. Condo is located close to beaches restaurants, golf courses, Starbucks and a small shopping mall. ßo much to do in this area . You’ll find the locals to be friendly and very helpful in giving you driving directions and sights to see. Patty maintains this condo very well. We would have no problem in recommending this unit. Corner unit so you don’t have anyone above you. Only one thing should be noted the spiral stairs leading to the loft are quite narrow and would make it difficult to get large bags up. Would be great for kids. Do consider this unit if your contemplating visiting Kauai.
Trish D. says
You won't regret staying here!
My husband and I loved our stay in Poipu. We especially loved the central location. We explored all of the island during our 7 day stay and loved coming “home” to relax and sit in the hot tub that is steps from the front door. We did bring along our sound machine but our sleep was not bothered at all by the busy road. This condo had everything we needed and more! Patty was attentive and wonderful to work with. We hope to come back again. Maybe we will even bring our children with. ????
Patricia O. says
Hi Patty! I just wanted to write a quick note and thank you again for helping us out today- we are very grateful for your generosity and you made a long day with a couple of little ones so much easier on us! We left the condo at about 7:45 or so and turned off all lights, closed all windows, emptied the trash and ran the dishwasher as you instructed. Thanks again for everything! We will be in touch the next time we come to Kauai- we really enjoyed the condo!
Kevan M. says
Great location and perfect for a small family!
We stayed here in February 2017 and really enjoyed it. There was tons of space for my wife and I and the two kids with a king sized bed and two twin beds in the loft area. Very well stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, bathroom and even a great closet full of beach toys, boogie boards and chairs. The condo itself has a partial view of the ocean and is right beside the pool and hot tub which is convenient. Steps away from a good restaurant (Kalapaki Joes) and honestly a short and easy walk to Poipu Beach. The renter (Patty) is excellent to work with and check in/ out is a breeze. The only draw back is the close proximity to Poipu Road, which can make it a bit noisy at night, but our kids didn’t seem to mind. All you could ever need. We would highly recommend this as a location for your family vacation in Kauai!
Perfect location and unit!
We were so pleased with our stay. The condo is clean and spacious. It offered everything we needed and was so comfortable. Patty was very responsive to all of my questions and wonderful to work with. My husband and I were the only two who stayed here but it also would have worked well for our family of 5. We hope to be back!
Cindy O. says
Quiet property with everything we needed!
Close to beaches, pool, sunsets, and walking paths. The property has Weber gas grills in the common areas, never had to wait for one. Hot tub and pool a few step from the door. Fun closet was well stocked and the kitchen had all the essentials. Definitely recommend this location for a relaxing and beautiful vacation! Maholo!
Thank you for staying at Kahala #121. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the convenient location by the pool, beach, hot tub, & tennis. I also really like having a breakfast restaurant so close by, also! Thanks again. Patty
Patricia O. says
Hi Patty, Just got home yesterday. Your letter and check were waiting for me when I picked up the mail. That’s the way to do business!! Thanks. We had a great month out there and really enjoyed the week at your place. We’re talking about next year already. Thanks again, Dave
Patricia O. says
We Will Be Back
Hello, Patty. Happy New Year. We had a wonderful time in Kauai. Your place is perfectly situated near the beaches, restaurants, and shopping. Very glad that it was well stocked, very comfortable and the perfect size for our family. We loved the lanai and great view. We would like to come back this November or early December so will contact you.
Patricia O. says
We’ve had an amazing trip!!! Cassie and Ben
Evlyn B. says
Excellent, good value.
Had a great stay. Appreciated the newness of the remodel. The combination of the condo being both well appointed and comfortable was easily enjoyable. We had read prior reviews and owner’s responses so we didn’t have any issues with the air conditioner as the rooms cooled off in less than 15 minutes once turned on upon our return from exploring / adventuring. We did the majority of our relaxing at the property. The “fun closet” is a convenient & well thought out perk. We look forward to returning and being a repeat guest! Thank you for your attention to detail & sharing your Kauai slice of life.
Cheryl W. says
We thought the unit was very well kept and fully furnished with just about everything you would need for your vacation on Hawaii. Very well decorated and clean. The nearby restaurant is a winner! We did have a couple issues that we have not read on the comment section prior to our stay….first being the road noise, this unit is very close to a main road and the noise is constant, especially when you are trying to sleep, even the cars headlights shine through the curtains into the bedroom, this would of been sort of acceptable if the air-conditioning unit worked properly to drown out the noise, but during our entire stay it did not. From our first day the air-conditioner was duct taped and never worked properly, the last 3 days we had no air, which was a huge dissapointment because it was so warm we had to leave the windows open for any heat relief, but then it was constant noise from the cars (there is kind of a break between 11:00pm and 4:00am). We asked for a fix (a couple times), but was never done properly to work efficiently. On our 3rd request we received nothing but a text telling us we could go somewhere else and how we were using to much of the owners utilities since Hawaiis utilites cost 5 times as much as the states? And she would be happy to refund our last two nights if we went somewhere else? We no longer corresponded after the text we received and suffered through with no air as we didn’t want the owner to put any more of a damper on our trip.
We appreciate all feedback and always try to make everyone comfortable and happy. The air conditioner is intended to be used when guests are actually inside the unit or bedroom. Unfortunately, it is not intended to run 24/7 on its highest level for 10 days straight which burns out the motor and overheats/compromises the ducting. This unit cools down the bedroom in under ten minutes so running it 24 hours/day is unnecessary. Most of the hotels in Poipu, timeshare resorts, and buildings 6-9 of the Regency condominiums feature central air with average nightly rates of $250-500. For many, it is well worth the extra expense although most guests adjust to the tropical humidity after the first day. I offered refund and assistance with relocation in an attempt to try to end her trip on a high note.
Julie M. says
Great location for walks and fantastic snorkling
Thank you so much Patty for your wonderfully equipped condo. My sisters, Mom and I had such a memorable vacation and your condo worked really well for us. My sisters stayed in the upstairs loft which was perfect as my Mom couldn’t get up the steep stairs….LOL! and the King size bed was perfect for my mom and I as I could keep tabs on her at night. At the age of 78 years old and a bit of memory loss, I could keep tabs on her if she woke up in the night. Your kitchen was very well equipped as agreed by my sister who is an amazing cook and made gourmet meals every night. And the toys and beach gear you had in your fun closet were well chosen and in good condition. The road outside the master bedroom could be a bit loud for some, but we were so pooped out from our adventures each day, we all slept like logs. My mom’s snoring was louder! I am a big fan of ear plugs for any occasion. For anyone interested in snorkeling, your condo is located in the perfect location, close to Brennecke Beach, where I swam with turtles whenever I got the chance. I could go on…. but as you can tell I am still super charged by our holiday and really enjoyed your place and location. All the best. Julie Micksch
Thank you! So glad to hear that everyone had a wonderful trip!
Patricia O. says
Amazing Night's Sleep
We arrived safely yesterday and had an amazing night’s sleep last night. We have commented many times already what a comfortable bed you have. We plan on many more great nights of sleep! We are off to do some exploring and thank you for the recommendations.
Patricia O. says
Kanaka #121 was wonderful! I liked the airiness from the high ceiling and all the windows. The decor was beautiful in every detail. The soaps were really nice and the shells with them were another lovely touch. All the amenities were so generously supplied. The towels were soft, and the bed was super comfortable. It was a total pleasure to stay there. I got a vrbo message with the subject line “rate your condo”, but it had no content. I’m eager to give you a much-deserved 5-star review. So if you can encourage VRBO to send a message with content, I’ll do that right away. Thank you for all the care you have taken with #121. Our week there was bliss.
Larry M. says
Everything about this condo was appealing. It is very attractively furnished and decorated. The cathedral ceiling in the living room/kitchen gave it a very open and airy feeling. The bed was super comfortable. The linens and towels were high quality. There were nice little luxury soaps in abundance. After having to buy soap and even toilet paper at other VRBO properties, I was very impressed by the generosity with which everything was provided here. Patty was very welcoming and ready to help in any way. Oh, and it was great to look out and see the ocean. This condo met my every expectation.
Thank you, Larry! So great to have you at Kahala #121 and I appreciate your comments. I have only owned it for a few months and am upgrading it as often as I can. Mahalo!
My husband and I had a totally relaxing and rejuvenating stay at this condo. We loved the location with the ocean breezes coming in. Our favorite spot was the lanai, and appreciated the comfortable furnishings and nice decor. This condo is very nicely appointed with everything we needed and was very clean. We loved having coffee on the lanai and watching the water aerobics in the pool. Kalapaki Joes is nice restaurant is a short walk away. We could also easily walk to the Poipu Beach Park with the monk seal and giant sea turtle, and also enjoy the sunsets from the Waiohai grounds. Highly recommended. I hope we can come back here again next year.
Close to the best beaches
Nice grounds and close to the best beaches. The carpet is older but the owner says she is upgrading in August or September. The pool was never crowded and we met fun people in the hot tub.
Thank you for staying at Kahala #121. I am replacing carpet and pad August 18-23 with new commercial grade quality and will upload new photos once it is completed. Glad that you enjoyed your week in paradise!
Patricia O. says
All in all, we enjoyed staying at your condo. We are so glad there was AC in the bedroom and we didn’t even need it every night. The pool was refreshing to use late at night and we made some friends at the jacuzzi. The prime location of your condo made our stay even better! If we ever come back to Kauai we will definitely consider staying at one of your rentals again as you took care of our needs and it was wonderful to work with you.
Patricia O. says
A Busy Week!
Thank you so much! We had an amazing time! We hiked, we zip-lined, we went on an ATV tour, we kayaked, we snorkeled and we had lots of delcious Lappert’s ice cream and shave ice! The chocolate tour is great if you are a true dark chocolate lover. You get to see how cacao trees grow and the process it takes to become chocolate. You also get to sample aver 20 different types of chocolate. The owners are lovely people. Check them out next time you are there and take bug spray. I will be letting our friends know about your place. Blessings to you! Nancy
Comfortable, clean, cute condo with fabulous location
We really enjoyed this clean, charming condo. The location was perfect because we could walk to so many places. Starbucks in the morning and Brenneke’s or Kalapaki Joe’s suited my husband and I just fine when we didn’t feel like cooking, although the kitchen had everything we needed. Also nice to have a grocery store so close. The nearby beaches are fabulous but we also enjoyed just hanging out at the condo enjoying the view from the lanai. The unit is not huge but is arranged and furnished nicely and is in great shape. Everything appears pretty new and there is a lot of attention to detail. Booking was super easy and the owner was nice and helpful. Don’t know when we will make it back to Kauai but we would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Loved the Location
We loved our morning walks to the beach from this condo every morning. We also walked up the road to Starbuck’s at the Poipu Shopping Center about 1/4 mile away and the grocery store there came in handy. We spent most of our time on the front lanai and saw some whales. Happy hour at Kalapaki Joe’s was another favorite of ours and our friends who were staying nearby.
Great Value and Views
We really liked this fun location. Just a couple minutes to our favorite beach. Happy hours at Brennecke beach broiler or the marriott or kalapaki joes were also just steps away. Tall ceilings make this condo seem bigger and we liked that it was on the corner. Master bedroom is not big but big enough. Kitchen had everything that we needed. We would come back in a couple years after we try the other islands.
Great Resort Value
We really enjoyed this great condo & wonderful area. We felt as though we were staying in a resort hotel with nice pool and hot tub so close, steps from tennis and the restaurant. We picked up food on several occasions at the restaurant and ate on our lanai. (Don’t miss the happy hour 25-cent wings from 3-6pm; Thai chicken salad is also great). Kitchen has newer updated appliances, Keurig, new pots, pans, baking items, utensils, lots of glassware, plates, etc. We stocked up at Costco and my husband grilled at the ocean view gas barbecue by the tennis courts. King bed was comfortable; we checked the tags and it was a Sealy luxury mattress. Unit was very clean and recently refreshed. We will be back. We have stayed over in Princeville before, but like the sunny, breezy location in Poipu better. Highly recommended!
Fun Location and Attention to Detail
We liked the central location and ease of access to this unit. Corner unit gave us more light and almost no neighbor noise. Front lanai is great for pool and people watching plus nice ocean views. We are tennis players so liked being close to the courts although we ended up sightseeing and never playing. Owner was easy to work with and gave us lots of recommendations. We may stay at her other Poipu home next time 356157 when our parents can join us.
In the Center of the Resort
Great location by the pool and hot tub. We went to the restaurant next door for breakfast each morning and it closes each nite by 10pm so no noise problems. Thought that this unit might be too close to the road but not an issue as speed limit is just 25mph and we did not mind especially with the air conditioner on. Loved the ocean views and great all day light.
Patricia O. says
Thank You for Another Great Stay
Another fun week in Poipu Kai. It is the best place to stay on the island! Centrally located by the shopping centers and steps to the best beaches. We like this corner unit since no neighbors above and only one unit next to us. The 25-cent wings next door at happy hour 3-6pm at Kalapaki Joe’s are the best. We heard a little bit of activity one night but the restaurant closes at 10pm so no problem. It’s worth it to be so close to the pool and great views. Thanks again. Kath and Rob