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Oceanfront Poipu, A.C, Turtles/Whales from Lanai. Snorkel/Surf/Dive right here!

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Two of the best Kauai snorkeling beaches, a shore dive site (located in a bay below the lanai,) and three surfing spots are right out the door, on the South side of the building. Next door, at the furthest end of our property at Kuhio Shores, is the Beach House Restaurant, world famous for Pacific Rim dishes and most of all, for the view; your ocean view everyday during your stay! We welcome you to stay at our 'Jewel on the Sea,' luxury, beauty and comfort right on the ocean, #305 Kuhio Shores. Every time we walk into our Kauai oceanfront home, the expansive view of the ocean and lush coastline takes our breath away! From the third floor (four in all,) our home is a 'Hale Honu' or 'House of Turtles,' where you will enjoy watching endangered sea turtles feeding while relaxing on the lanai...Two of the best Kauai snorkeling beaches, a shore dive site (located in a bay below the lanai,) and three surfing spots are right out the door, on the South side of the building. Next door, at the furthest end of our property at Kuhio Shores, is the Beach House Restaurant, world famous for Pacific Rim dishes and most of all, for the view; your ocean view everyday during your stay! We welcome you to stay at our 'Jewel on the Sea,' luxury, beauty and comfort right on the ocean, #305 Kuhio Shores. Every time we walk into our Kauai oceanfront home, the expansive view of the ocean and lush coastline takes our breath away! From the third floor (four in all,) our home is a 'Hale Honu' or 'House of Turtles,' where you will enjoy watching endangered sea turtles feeding while relaxing on the lanai. One guest, a past resident of Oahu, told us that he saw more turtles during his week- long stay with us than during the entire twenty years that he lived in Hawaii. In the winter see blowholes as humpback whales make their epic journey to give birth here, in the warm Hawaiian Pacific. During our first trip to Kauai, a concierge told us that the best snorkeling was by the Beach House Restaurant so we snorkeled there, were dazzled by the numbers of colorful tropical fish so came back everyday, never dreaming that someday we would be able to own a condo right at this very special place. Awarded as one of the best vacation rentals worldwide by TripAdvisor, our oceanfront 'Jewel on the Sea' exceeds our dreams! If you are on your honeymoon, wish to recapture the romance in your relationship or you just want to experience the awesome beauty and serenity of this 'Jewel on the Sea' by yourself, with your family or friends, this is the ideal home for you to rent while vacationing on the Garden Island of Kauai. In our completely private third floor home the only thing you hear is the crashing of the waves. As soon as you open the front door, your eyes go out to the ocean. Unobstructed views from floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen, living room, bedroom, dining room and the lanai make this an experience of a lifetime. Our home reflects the Hawaiian tropics. Beauty and comfort are our priority. Bamboo floors glisten in the light of the morning sunlight creating a peaceful, clean atmosphere. The rich, classic Italian Noccino marble shower with stone accents is a spa retreat; Iridescent Verdi Peacock Gold Brazilian Granite in the kitchen and stainless appliances reflect the cool colors of the ocean. During our remodel, a wall was reconfigured so that the ocean breeze gets pulled throughout the condo, keeping you comfortably cool day and night. We splurged on the best fans on the market according to CNet, the 'Haiku.' (the company's name is hilarious but I can't post it here because of the censors but I will send you the name when you contact me). They are hanging sculptures. and are quiet and efficient. It is rare for condos in Kauai to have air conditioning but we recently installed air conditioning so, you will always be comfortable. The ultra luxurious memory foam pillow-top cal king size bed is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. We begin with a shielding mattress cover. Next we place a cool gel pad on top of the mattress and cover that with a protective mattress cover for extra cleanliness. Cool high thread count sheets cover the gel pad and mattress. We rotate quilts. You may find a silk filled cotton comforter covered by a clean cotton duvet, topped with an embroidered silk scarf or you may find a Tommy Bahama or tropical style quilt set. These are constantly cleaned and rotated. For the queen size pull-out couch, we keep an additional gelfoam pad for extra comfort. Two Hawaiian style reclining chairs are perfect for laying back to watch waves, listen to music or watch TV. The hand carved dining room table with rattan chairs is your exclusive seat to spot playful spinner dolphins. Artwork reflects the lushness and peace of Kauai. We love the arts and in the condo is original artwork a reverse painting on glass by renown abstract artist, Fred Gemmell and Kauai pastel artist, Helen Turner, the Degas of Kauai. The condo is located on an ancient lava flow that juts out into the sea. Relax on the lanai as the waves roll past the lanai, towards the shore. Hearing the lull day and night from inside automatically helps you relax. Seeing a rainbow or the moon shimmering over the water creates lifetime memories. The 'Aloha Spirit' truly exists on the island of Kauai and we do our best to bring this spirit into our home. We look forward to hearing from you! Kevin and Molla Wallace Award by Tripadvisor: 'Congratulations! Based on exceptional guest reviews and an impressive listing, you are being recognized with a 'Top Vacation Rental' award on FlipKey. This honor was awarded to a very select group of vacation rental owners based on reviews from past guests.' See more reviews of our condo on our building site on Tripadvisor. “Paradise found” 5 of 5 stars Sometimes VRBO’s don’t live up to their descriptions on the website and so we were very pleasantly surprised when Molla’s condo exceeded our expectations. The cozy and beautifully-appointed living room opens onto a deck with a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. The lovely murmur of lightly-breaking ocean waves not only lulled me to sleep every night but transformed my overworked nerves into a state of tranquility from the moment I arose each morning. Right outside, sea turtles bob up and down near the shoreline and just a few yards away, there are fantastic areas in which to snorkel and hike. Located in a strategic area in Poipu, we were close to local restaurants (also, the best one in town, “The Beach House,”) and boutique shops, but far enough away to feel like we had the island to ourselves. Also, we were just a few miles away from Waimea Canyon (what Mark Twain called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,”) and to Lihue Airport which offers breathtaking helicopter trips around the island. It is close to the departure point for catamaran tours to the Napali Coast too but we couldn’t fit that into our schedule on this trip (next time!). The condo kitchen is well-stocked with all the necessary and up-to-date equipment, there is a nice-sized flat screen television and the condo’s neighbors were very quiet—we never heard a peep out of anyone. We were assured that if we did encounter any unforeseen problem (which we did not), Molla or the property manager, Albert, would take care of it. We have traveled to many countries on different continents, but I have to say, Molla’s condo in Poipu ranks as one of our most relaxing and memorable vacations. Thank you Molla for a lovely trip! “Perfect stay” 5 of 5 starsReviewed We stayed here in Feb and the location was great, right on the ocean,the views were fabulous and I loved the sound of the waves going to sleep. Molla was a joy to work with, answered every e-mail, sent a incredible amount of information about the island, where to go, favorite spots, car rental info, farmers market, etc, she even e-mailed us while we were there to see how things were going and if we needed anything. The condo had everything you needed, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers for packing your lunches to head out for a great day exploring. Condo was clean and property was immaculate, always someone there cleaning and looking after the grounds. We had a fantastic time and would definitely would return. Thanks Molla for sharing your home with us and have a great time in April. Licensed by the State of Hawaii in the resort area of Poipu, Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: w18736338-01More
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Molla B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2009
Interaction with guests
We send all of our guests information about Kauai and our condo to make your trip as easy and stress-free as possible. I will help you find the most beautiful and secluded beaches and mountains on the island and give you travel tips. Cultures merge in this gorgeous tropical island which results in delicious local cuisine that is exotic, fresh and healthy, and I will provide information to you so that you can affordably experience its many tastes.
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Reviewed 15 February 2019

We loved our 12 day stay at Kuhio Shores 305. The lanai is perfect for morning coffee watching the sunrise, afternoon reading observing the turtles, and evening stargazing. The condo is well-equipped with everything you need to enhance your stay. The art collection is marvelous....More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

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Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful condo during the second half of our honeymoon. The view of the ocean from our lanai was breathtaking. I would get up early each morning to drink my coffee and watch the sunrise. While watching the sunrise...More

Date of stay: December 2015
3  Thank MMayerDiaz
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Apartment 305 Kuhoi Shores is ideally situated on the banks of the sea, although very rocky and mainly only suitable for scuba diving. However there is a nice little beach just around the corner of the Kuhoi building outside the Beachhouse Restaurant. The best beaches...More

Date of stay: June 2015
3  Thank Liz B
Management response:Responded 18 November 2015

There are two small sandy beaches at the condo. One is at the Beach House Restaurant, right next door. It has the best snorkeling on Kauai and three famous surf spots. On our first family trip to Kauai, before the internet, we stayed at a...More

Reviewed 19 June 2015

We stayed at 305 Kuhio Shores in early March 2015. We had begun our vacation planning in late November 2014 which we quickly discovered was a little late for the time of year we wanted to go (March). After trying our luck with a few...More

Date of stay: March 2015
2  Thank Jessica S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
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Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Elevator/Lift access
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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About the neighbourhood
Walk to restaurants, galleries and gourmet farmer's market at Kukuiula. About a mile Spouting Horn and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (one of two gardens in the country to receive National designation). A short walk to the little boat harbor. Behind us is Prince Kuhio ark, approx 3-acres containing the sacred Hoai Heiau, an ancient fishpond, and the Prince Kuhio Monument commemorating the birthplace of Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole, the last royal heir to the Hawaiian throne. No one can ever build on a heiau so we will always have this park behind our building which is filled with Plumeria, mango and papaya trees. Central for touring the entire island. Kauai is known for its miles of beaches and diverse topography and mini climate zones. Our beaches at home offer the best snorkeling...
Getting around
Driving around Kauai is very easy since there is only one main road. You can't get lost. While the condo is walking distance for buying groceries, walking to galleries, shops and going on beautiful beaches and beach walks, a car is necessary for seeing the rest of our spectacular island. You will want to go to Waimea Canyon, drive out to secret beaches where you may be the only ones around, see the island's waterfalls, the Nepali Coastline, wander the lush gardens located throughout the island, rent a kayak out on the Wailua River. We will send you more information about things to do and we have guidebooks in the condo. If you like to plan, get a copy of the latest edition of the 'Ultimate Kauai Book' to plan out your trip beforehand.
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