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Trish A. says
We had a wonderful time. I believe Poi’pu is the best place to stay in Kauai. Gorgeous location and lots of nice beaches and restaurants close by. The unit was comfortable and nicely updated. Lots of accessories in the unit available to borrow which came in handy for going to the beach: chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and coolers.
Laura B. says
Beautiful location in Poipu. You can see the ocean from the balcony, and walk down to the rocks for a closer view of sea turtles, dolphins and the sunset. Short walk to family beach and restaurant. Fully equipped space and very clean. No need for AC as there always was a nice ocean breeze. Small but very nice pool. Plenty of parking. Highly recommend!
Stephanie R. says
They thought of everything!
From the moment I reserved this condo, the experience was outstanding. When I emailed questions prior to our arrival, I received prompt, personal, and friendly responses. When we arrived, the condo was immaculate. The kitchen was beautifully equipped with everything we could possibly need for our week on the island. The appliances (including washer/drier) were in great working order. The beach items (chairs, boogie boards, coolers, etc) were high quality and made our trip more fun. The balcony was lovely and although it was slightly obscured, we could easily see the ocean. We hope to return to the island and will definitely check on the availability of this condo before we book our flight.
Nirasha, Carpinteria, CA says
Wonderful location. Clean. Well equipped with everything necessary and then some. The bathrooms were a little outdated but fully functional. Great coffee/tea, shampoo, etc. The guest bedroom had the most comfortable beds. Really enjoyed the ocean view. Neighbors above were up very early and we could hear them stomping and walking around. The pool and hot tub were well maintained and clean. We would definitely stay here again!
Kjendal, Bellingham, WA says
What an amazing stay!! The host was on top of all communication and even offered to help navigate any activities we wanted to do. The place was clean, comfy and had a fully equipped kitchen. We loved sitting on the cliffs, enjoying a glass of wine and watching the water break. We will definitely look to stay here again, and next time bring friends or family, as the place had ample room for atleast a few more people!
Mahalo Kjendal for your 5-star review and comments. We are so glad you had an amazing stay and that our team was able to help you feel at home. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed the unit and the view. We look forward to hosting you again. Aloha!
This has to be one of the nicest Condo with great amenities!!!!! Great location with awesome Balcony Veiw of the Ocean from Unit 1-202. Thank you. The adventure activities are all opening back up and the tour guides are very greatful for our business. JGK
Ron/ Lisa, Warren, MI says
Perfect location, super clean, comfortable beds, plenty of cooking supplies in the spacious kitchen, breakfast on the patio was wonderful, humpback whale blow wholes from the balcony while eating was an added bonus, beautiful sunsets, awesome beaches all in all highly recommend!! Enjoy your stay in Kauai! We sure did.
Mahalo Ron & Lisa. Sounds like you had a great trip. Thank you for the five-stars and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha
Nora M. says
Clean and short drive to famous beaches
Very clean apartment. It was very “feng shui”. You do get a partial view of the ocean from the balcony.
However it was completely empty in terms of (salt, pepper, oil). So definitely bring salt & pepper with you.
Thomas T. says
Beautiful Condo, and Spotlessly Clean
Very Pleasant place to stay. Great location with the surf just minutes away. The walking path around the coastline was superb. The ocean breezes and the ceiling fans made the condo very livable even without air conditioning.
Mahalo Thomas for your 5-star review and comments. We love that you had a wonderful time on Kauai and that you enjoyed the unit and its location. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Caitlin D. says
Beautiful updated condo with amazing Poipu location. Sit on the rocks and watch turtles and dolphins swim past or enjoy an obstructed sunset view. The accommodations were very comfortable and included everything we needed. Short walk to Poipu and Shipwreck beaches
Mahalo Caitlin for your 5-star review and comments! We agree this location is amazing. We are so happy you had an incredible time watching turtles, dolphins, and sunsets! Glad you found everything you needed to feel at home. We look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Leanne M. says
Wonderful stay at Makahuena #1202!
We had an amazing holiday in beautiful Kauai staying at the Makahuena #1202. This unit was exactly as shown in the pictures and was the perfect space for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 14 & 11). The location in Poipu was great as it was close to beaches, shops, and restaurants. It was clean and welcoming and everything you could have needed was there. The pool area was great with a nice deep pool and a hot tub. We also enjoyed our morning walks down the path along the ocean to Shipwreck Beach. We saw whales right from the resort and the sunsets were beautiful from this spot as well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone interested in staying at this property. Mahalo for helping to make our vacation so wonderful!
Mahalo Leanne for your 5-star review and comments. We are so happy that you had such an incredible family vacation at Makahuena #1202! We are glad to hear that you loved the unit and got to enjoy the sunsets and the whale watching. We are already looking forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou!
Zach P. says
Well updated condo in Poipu
This condo was a great way to stay on the south shore. It was very well appointed with an awesome kitchen.
Mahalo Zachary for your 5-star review and comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Makahuena #1202! We hope to host you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou!
Erin G. says
Mahalo for your 5-star review and comments. We love hearing from our returning guests and are so happy that the condo was just perfect for your stay. We are already looking forward to seeing you next year! A hui hou.
Mahalo Erin for your 5-star review and comments! We are so happy the unit exceeded your expectations and that you had a great stay! We are looking forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou!
Jess R. says
At one point a fire alarm went off for over 12 hours straight and it was maddening. There wasn’t an easy way to get a hold of property management or tell anyone about it -- I called and texted the number provided but never got a response (this was an isolated incident and more related to the Makahuena itself than Parrish Kauai)
Mahalo Jess for your five star review. Disappointing to hear about the alarm and we will certainly pass this on to the Makahuena AOAO as there is no excuse for no response. The on-site manager should have responded. In the future, please let us know as well so we can call to have any issue addressed. Had we have known, we may have been able to speed up and/or gotten a response.
Rosemarie W. says
I think that AC would have been a plus given the location (side view) and the trade winds rarely came through the condo to cool it.
Mahalo Rosemarie, for your 5-star review and comments. Please keep in mind for your next trip, we have several Makahuena units with air conditioning. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Aloha
Jill M. M. says
Great first time experience in Kauai
Excellent size for a family of four with two teenagers able to share a room and bathroom without too many issues. When we realized there was no A/C, there was a moment of panic (we are from Texas where it is HOT HOT HOT in July), and then we realized that the cross breezes were fantastic and listening to the rain and birds in the morning was pretty cool since we never get to do that at home. Good location for the beaches and an excellent location for watching the sunset and sunrise. Easy to get to Po’ipu and Waimea as well as the Na’Pali coast. Good, low key restaurants less than 2 miles away as well as an extremely over-priced grocery store (drive the 4 miles to the Big Save, for your own sanity). We never went to the pool, I mean, why? The beaches were great for boogie boarding (not surfing unless you are a novice) and playing in the surf.
Beautifully designed property in The Makahuena Condos! The complex is our favorite in Poipu…walking distance to Shipwreck and Brennecke Beaches, and amazing ocean views all around. The condo has a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen and is very spacious and comfortable. The lanai has views of the ocean and gets the morning sun. (Not the hot late afternoon sun) We really enjoyed our stay!
Mahalo Janet for your 5-star review and comments. We look forward to hosting you again at Makahuena soon. A hui hou.
Melissa L. says
Family of four. Wonderful accommodations and appreciated the use of beach gear. Would stay again.
Natacha W. says
Great Poipu condo
Our first time to Kauai and we loved this Poipu condo. Poipu is the place to stay if you’re chasing the sun. Kauai is rugged, lush, quiet and there is so much wildlife. Monk seals were on the beach every day, turtles bobbing in the surf of resting on the beach. Whales in the distance…Birds and gorgeous flowers. The condo is perched above lava rocks from which we would watch the sunset and whale watch. Also, there’s a wonderful trail heading east towards the Grand Hyatt. Poipu beach is walking distance, but we typically drove (no issues parking) as we brought chairs and boogie boards etc. Walk further down to the beach in front of the Sheraton, less rocks and amazing. The condo is spacious, open, clean, with huge well-stocked kitchen and nice views from the lanai. Master bedroom bed is super comfortable. There’s plenty of storage space so you can put the suitcases away and start relaxing. Just a few things I would recommend: 1) replace the outdoor locks to keyless entry. It’s a pain having to go pick up keys in Koloa and returning them there as well. Plus, who wants to carry condo keys to the beach. And it’s easy to get locked out if you don’t take the key with you. 2) add ice packs to the freezer, as these are handy when going to the beach or on excursions, 3) add better pillows to master bedroom, and lastly, 4) compared to the rest of the condo, I recommend the bathrooms be updated a bit. This is a fairly high end condo and overall we loved our stay. I never used the pool so can’t comment on that. We hope to return to Kauai soon!!!! Mahalo.
Mahalo Natacha for your review and comments. We will be sure to pass on the comments to the owner. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
Elizabeth M. says
This beautiful condo is exactly as it is portrayed on VRBO.
There is a beautiful view of the ocean and is within close walking distance to the beach. The condo has been updated and is beautiful. We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of dishes, glasses, towels, beach towels, pool toys, etc. Loved having a washer/dryer in the unit. We ate in the condo half the time and in restaurants the other half. So enjoyed the fresh fish at the local restaurants. Another highlight was the Farmer’s Market in Koloa on Wednesday night. It was the day after we arrived so we were able to stock up for the week on fresh veggies and fruits. It was wonderful! We hiked, snorkeled, went ziplining, got massages and more. There is a beautiful pool at the condo, too. Unfortunately, only got to enjoy it one time. The only down side is we had noisy neighbors above us and had to complain a couple of times to them. That’s always a crap shoot when you rent a condo and is no fault of the condo owner. One of the highlights was going to Brenneke’s for dinner on our last night. We had a 30 minute wait and decided to walk down to the beach. It had just gotten dark. We were privileged to see 9 sea turtles sleeping on the beach, including a baby. It was magnificent! I was so glad we stayed in Poipu this time, as we had stayed in Hanalei before. We had friends who recently stayed in Princeville and they had to do so much driving due to previous heavy rains and mudslides. It was a close to perfect as a vacation can be. We went to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was wonderful! We would definitely stay there again. Loved it!
Mahalo Elizabeth for your 5-star review and comments. We are sorry your neighbors did not respect condo living. In any event, so glad you had a great vacation and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha and a hui hou.
David S. says
Amazing accommodations in terrific Poipu location. Very clean, updated everything: Kitchen, bedding, towels, boogie boards, beach chairs…list goes on! No AC, but was never uncomfortable due to great breezes aided by numerous ceiling fans. Left the place in decent shape and received 100% of deposit. Hope to be back someday…
Mahalo nui loa David for the 5-star review and comments. We hope to host you again soon. Aloha.
We had a wonderful time
Girls week was so much fun. The condo had everything we needed and more. Would come back in a heartbeat
Patricia P. says
1202 unit in Kauai
Great location, the condo was as mentioned. Pool and the property was well taking care. To bad no direct acces to the beach need to drive 5min the beech is great for snorkelling, some surfer, get to see a turtle ans a sealion resting at the end of the day that was nice.
Comfortable, well situated, the only issue was the floor was not clean and no mop in the unit. We were guided right up to the unit by Pat as we arrived late the view was exactly like the picture when we reserved. We really appreciated our stay. Thank you for a wonderful condo, we created great memories.
Deborah H. says
Gray location in Poipou
Beautifully decorated condo with ocean view
The Hawaiian islands have been our home away from home for over 15 years. We have vacationed in Kauaii 3 times in the last 2 years and it is our new “Favorite Island”. Interior Design is my passion and I have a part time business as a home staging consultant. When I saw the photos of this condo, the views and attention to detail with the interior design made this home stand out for me. The owners have done an amazing job creating an inviting atmosphere. The lovely area rugs, unique lighting fixtures thoughout the condo, framed art with an island flair, gorgeous high end furnishings, remodeled kitchen with single basin stainless steel sink, and tastefully chosen conversation pieces helped make us feel right at home. The kitchen is stocked with everything that you could possibly need to make and serve delicious homemade meals. I was surprised to find chargers, cloth napkins and napkin rings to use for an especially festive brunch. Dining on the Lanai was a dream with the ocean view as well. I thank the owners for allowing us to share their truly special home with us. ????
Aloha Lana. On behalf of the owners, I want to thank you for your appreciation of all their attention to details. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
sid s. says
What a beautiful place on the ocean. Very enjoyable. Thanks Mike for taking such care of the place.
Sharon H. says
Ocean views ,not ocean front, but very beautiful! Nice pool , the grounds are very well kept. We didn’t use the grilling area , but noticed staff member cleaning it everyday. The Condo is as shown in the pictures. It was very clean, nice quality furniture ,Beautiful kitchen that is well equipped with very nice dishes and cookware…they had everything you could possibly think of to put in a kitchen …and everything looked new. We were, 3 Adults with 2 small children and had plenty of room to relax, sleep, cook…We would definitely like to return to Makahuena #1202!
Mahalo Sharon for your review and we will look forward to hosting you again. A hui hou!
RobIn H. says
Love the location!!
Worried about this condo when reading reviews but loved it !!
Mahalo Robin for your review. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aloha!
It’s a beautiful condo that is well-equipped for any adventure. The kitchen is completely stocked. Including two coffee grinders! We visited with kids. The only thing I’d love to see added would be a few things for them. Sand toys, books, games, etc. Thank you!
Mahalo for your review. Good suggestions and we will this on to the owner. Aloha and a hui hou!