*Free economy car with 7 night stay or more, valid 4/9 thru 12/18, while cars are available. Not valid with any other special offers. Car can be upgraded for minimal fee.
If you are interested in adding a rental car outside of these dates, please inquire for rental car pricing.
*Vacation Membership Available for Exclusive (Members Only) Poipu Beach Athletic Club for a fee (pool, tennis courts, work out equipment and classes)
*Affordable and beautiful
*Remodeled in 2000 and has been meticulously maintained since!
*Sea turtles can be seen swimming around from the lanai and, occasionally, you will spot a whale (Nove...mber through April) or a dolphin.
*Fully equipped condo has everything you will need to create a memorable Hawaiian vacation.
*wifi, 27" TV in living room.
*Building adjacent to Lawai Beach and Beach House restaurant.
Kuhio Shores is ocean front in beautiful Poipu on the Kauai's South Shore. This is a location of magnificent sunsets, where you may watch surfers and sea turtles from your lanai or snorkel and surf at Lawai Beach right next door. Prince Kuhio Park is located across the street. Kuhio Shores is roughly a 5-minute walk from Baby Beach, a unique, quiet beach that's fun for kids.
You'll enjoy the sound of the ocean from every room in these vacation rentals. Cook dinner in the fully equipped kitchen and dine on the lanai or visit the
Beach House Restaurant next door for a Pacific Rim food experience with locally grown ingredients.
All of Kuhio Shores vacation condos are accessible by elevators and have easy access to free parking.
Not far down the road is Allerton Garden (Lawa'i Kai) managed by the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (NTBG). This garden paradise has been transformed via the hands of an Hawaiian Queen, a sugar plantation magnate and, most significantly, an artist and an architect. A series of garden rooms unfold between the Lawa'i Stream and the cliffs of the Valley. The sound of water is in abundance in pools, miniature waterfalls, and fountains. Towering rainforest trees with tall curving roots grow near bronze mermaids, a grove of swaying golden bamboo, a cut-flower garden, and tropical fruit trees. Here, the focus is on landscape design, but among the plantings are botanically important species of the tropics, including varieties of palms, ki (ti), heliconias, orchids, and gingers. Nearby, 252-acre McBride Garden, also managed by NTBG, has the largest collection of native Hawaiian plants in the world.
Across the road from the garden's Visitors Center is Spouting Horn. This is where water from the waves shoot several stories into the air through a blow-hole in the lava rock. Souvenir shoppers can also hit the arts and crafts market in the park.
From Kuhio Shores, you can also walk to Kukui'ula Shopping Center within 15 minutes. There you will find a variety of shops and restaurants and the Wednesday afternoon Farmer's Market.
Transient accommodations tax id number:w00675228-01
Additional amenities include: sleeping arrangements, ceiling fans in every room, coin operated laundry facility on site, all linens including beach towels provided, seasonal whale watching, lawai beach next door, master bedroom: king bed, elevator, view turtles from the lanai, starter kit of kauai coffee company coffee and condiments provided, complimentary island soap and candleworks toiletries, starter kit of paper and cleaning products such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. provided, bbq area, fantastic snorkeling, cable TV (27") in living room.
Left on 10/22/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Mary
Great condo and location! We were amazed by the view and what a location. We only needed to walk about 1 minute to the best snorkeling on the island! We loved the layout and decor, and the wall of floor to ceiling window and sliding glass door with plantation shutters. The view with that wall of glass open, was amazing! Thank you for a great place to stay for our 20th wedding anniversary.
Mary and Bill
Kuhio shores is a special place!
Left on 03/15/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Judith
The team at Great Vacation Retreats were a welcoming, efficient and knowledgeable group to work with. Kuhio Shores is a great location. If you don't like listening to the ocean don't stay there It's right on the ocean. The only way to get closer is to be in it! The condo had everything we needed-- storage for all our stuff, lots of cooking equipment, and a washer dryer. The furniture and bed were comfortable.
Lovely week in Kauai
Left on 02/08/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Carmen
The view from the lanai is amazing - we enjoyed our coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening almost every day! The space is really comfortable and fully stocked with key essentials such as beach towels, beach chair, umbrella, etc. The staff also prepared a nice bag of 'set up' goodies that saved us from having to run out to the store on Day 1. We had a problem with our internet connection half-way through the week and contacted the staff for help - they sent someone out to fix it by the time we returned later in the day. The rental property is located on a not-too-busy lane that was perfect for running/walking and is situated just a few buildings away from the Beach House, a great restaurant that has incredible views of the sunset. Book it!
Left on 05/10/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Debbie
This condo was very nicely decorated and clean. Lots of nice art!It overlooked a cove full of sea turtles and the ocean to the right.
Great location...next door to The Beach House Restaurant and nice snorkeling beach.
Would stay there again!
Jason from Portland
Left on 07/15/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Jason from Portland
My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay here. Kuhio Shores was a terrific location for the winter months (would probably go to the north shore in the summer, but then again I wouldn't travel to Hawaii in the summer). The snorkeling right outside was the best we experienced on the island and swimming with turtles, literally a stones throw from the lanai, was certainly one of the highlights of the trip.
The bed was surprisingly comfortable. Having a washer/dryer to our own was a fantastic feature. Didn't care for most of the decor. The kitchen worked out just fine.
Randy & Trina
Forest Grove, OR
Amazing, Relaxing Condo by the Ocean
Left on 12/02/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Randy & Trina
What an amazing place to stay. Every detail was thought of to make this a perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Loved it! The condo was perfect.
Left on 11/01/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | Gloria
We love the condo, great location!!! Very clean, well maintained unit with everything you need from boogie boards to nicely stocked kitchen. Check in was flawless. We had a wonderful time and definitely coming back!
Good bargain, great location, needs some dusting and updating
Left on 11/01/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | SD
Ovreall, we loved our stay here b/c the location was fantastic. The view from the lanai was wonderful and you really could hear the waves from all over the unit. We saw sea turtles most days from the lanai. The unit was adequate meaning the kitchen and bathroom were definitely clean and all the things you would need were there. The washer and dryer in unit were great. As for the service - we didn't get much of a welcome but when the tub wasn't draining, they had someone out to fix out that day. The downsides: 1) Although the kitchen and bathroom were clean, some of the things in the bedroom had a thick coating of dust (lamps and fan) 2) The bedroom is hot despite 2 fans. There is not a breeze in there. We had a hard time the first night but then adjusted. 3) The elastic on bedsheets was worn out. Slightly annoying b/c we had to pull the fitted sheet down over the corners during the middle of the night. 4) Furniture on lanai didn't have cushions. Not comfortable. We just pulled a few chairs from inside out to lanai whenever we went out there. Maybe you get what you pay for. We got a great deal. The place was adequate and we were overall satisfied with the experience.
Left on 11/01/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Adams Family
We had an amazing time Kuhio Shores #208. The place unit was clean and up to date. They thought of everything. Beach gear, organic soaps and shampoos, just to name a few. The view is glorious. We woke up to beautiful sunsets, and sea turtles every morning. My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary coming back to the island we had our honeymoon. We felt refreshed and renewed after our time in wonderful Kauai. We plan on coming back again, maybe with our kids this time. Thank you Carey for arranging this. We pray that all is well with you and your sweet family.
Miguel & Jen
St Louis, MO
Loved every moment...
Left on 08/04/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | Miguel & Jen
Kuhio Shores was everything we expected and more. The condo was clean and very comfortable - the owners had thought of everything we might need for our stay. We loved having our morning coffee on the balcony and watching the dolphins play. The sounds of the ocean waves at night was so peaceful. We slept like babies. :-) It is located next to one of the best restaurants on the island. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and we can't wait to go back. Mahalo!
Left on 08/03/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | California Girl
Our honeymoon at this condo was very memorable. We thank you very much for your great customer service and quick response but overall the experience at this location that provided everything we needed. Thanks again and we hope to return in the near future. :)
The water really is that close and that blue
Left on 05/12/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | SeattlePDX
We chose this condo based in large part on the reviews we had read here at FlipKey and were very pleased with our decision. This is a smallish, well-appointed condo, perfect for two people, with unbelievable views of the ocean and its turtles.
Amy at GVR was great to work with -- responsive and flexible. I appreciated the fact that all check-in information was supplied by email in advance of our arrival, so we were able to go directly to the condo without having to stop at a rental office. Everything was clean and working properly upon our arrival.
The condo is well-stocked, from kitchen supplies and bathroom amenities to the much-appreciated beach supplies like chairs, towels, and snorkel gear. I defy you to find a closet or cabinet in this place that does not contain a stack of fresh towels and sheets! There was wired internet (not wi-fi) which worked fine and two cable TVs.
Our only complaint was the mattress, which is only a double and almost ridiculously soft. We sank right in, as if it was just a pillow and not a pillowtop. A mid-grade queen bed would be a big upgrade.
The building itself is fine. The ocean is obviously the attraction here, so amenities are limited to a small grassy area and a couple of grills, which are remotely located but good quality. Parking and self-registration are easy. The security staff was visible and friendly.
You'll also enjoy being between two beaches and adjacent to the Beach House Restaurant, which lives up to the hype and is reasonably priced considering the quality and location. There's not much nightlife, even by Kauai standards, but that was just fine with us. If you're looking to cook in the kitchen or on the grill before enjoying a quiet evening on the lanai, this is the place for you.
Left on 03/28/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Larry F.
We were delighted with the accomodations at Kuhio Shores #208. It far exceeded our expectations in conveniences, amenities, and charming, comfortable decor and furnishings. From the large items like beach gear (chairs, coolers, umbrella, snorkel and boogie boards, etc.) to the smaller things like books on fish and hikes, the condo provided all and more!
The central location made visiting the east and west sides of Kauai very convenient. We enjoyed visiting all of the Botanical Gardens - two being quite close! And we enjoyed snorkeling at Poipu Beach and Salt Pond. Besides the many birds, seeing wildlife such as the monk seals on the beach and also the turtles added another dimension to our visit.
Left on 03/11/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Janie
We had a wonderful time at Kuhio Shores #208.
Location and view were terrific. Took our glass of wine down to the grass area each night and watched the sunset!
The unit was very well equip, kitchen and otherwise. It was nice to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The 'library of books' in the foyer was a nice touch!
John & Elizabeth Ross
Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada
Great spot, well appointed condo - above expectations.
Left on 03/05/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | John & Elizabeth Ross
The booking process was easy with quick replies to all correspondence. The condo was great, very clean, well appointed, comfortable furniture. The little extras were a great surprise, (travel books, binoculars, snorkel equip, beach towels, picnic cooler, etc). There was more than enough supplies to last the week, lots of bath/hand towels and having the washer/dryer in the condo was a huge convenience!
Location was good, view was great, quiet area, not too far from grocery stores, etc. Restaurant next door was very good. Watched turtles in the water right in front of our condo.
The directions to the condo could be better, but luckily we arrived during the daytime and found it ok. Snorkeling in the area is great! It was a treat each evening to sit on the lanai with a glass of wine looking over the ocean. Enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked in for 2 weeks next year!
poipu shores and kuhio shores
Left on 07/30/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | dennis K
Loved both places and had immediate response from Toni with any questions
that we had.Amy was a pleasure to work with as well during the booking
Thank you Both
would recommend to anyone looking to get away, but still hear the ocean at
your front door.
Dennis Komick Read more
Response from Great Vacation Retreats - 07/30/2009
Thanks for the review! Hope you are feeling better:)
sheri and bill
Kuhio shores 208 was wonderful.
Left on 06/19/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | sheri and bill
We stayed in Kuhio Shores 208 for 13 nights in the end of May and beginning of June. Had a wonderful stay and are still missing Kauai! The unit has an awesome view of the ocean- it's like being at the beach without the sand! We watched the turtles from our lanai every day. Furnishings and queen bed are comfortable. The art work is lovely. The full kitchen has up to date appliances and is fairly well equipped for cooking. Loved having a washer and dryer in the unit.Beach chairs, towels, a cooler and snorkelling equipment is provided and really came in handy. The information Amy sent about car rentals, sunshine markets etc. was very helpful. We had to call her manager the first day with a few questions-she was great. Kuhio Shores is very well maintained and the grounds are lovely.Someone was always out working around the place keeping it neat and clean. Drawbacks- big disappointment that the only available barbeques are right next to the dumpsters! We had planned on doing a lot of grilling for dinner but this was extremely unappealing. The 2 grills and bbq area were clean but trash smell ruined it plus had to wait to use grill (only 2 for the whole complex). No trade winds for most of our stay and the unit got hot in the am when the sun hit it. Bedroom windows are onto the common hallway so can't leave them wide open for ventilation due to privacy issues and hallway noise so the bedroom got a little stuffy at night.
Fun stuff-the beach next to Beach House has wonderful snorkelling- that and Poipu were the best out of 5 we tried! So convenient!Beach House is a great place to eat. Puka dogs are wonderful. The melodrama presented by Kauai Community Players was lots of fun. Loved our zodiac tour of the Na Pali coast-highlight of our trip!!Allerton Gardens are lovely. Fresh papaya from the roadside stand nearby was wonderful and the garlic shrimp from the shrimp truck-yum!Kmart and Costco had some great buys. Old Koloa town is fun.Kauai is beautiful-loved all the flowers.
Wonderful oceanfront condo... great for watching sea turtles!
Left on 05/13/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | pdx
If you enjoy being able to hear the ocean 24/7 and sitting on a lanai and watching sea turtles to your heart's content, then this is your kind of place. Ideal for couples.
This Kuhio Shores condo was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. Not a lot of noise from neighbors (probably drowned out by the ocean!) and a GREAT view. Very thoughtfully stocked from the kitchen cupboards (tons of appliances, plenty of spices, supplies, etc) to beach gear (towels, snorkel masks, etc). In house laundry was very convenient.
The home looks as if it were professionally decorated and while it's not done in a way that's quite to MY taste, it's nice to stay in a place where the owner's have obviously tried to create a very nice, peaceful environment. We felt more like we were staying in a friend's home, rather than in a rental. Two thumbs up!
PS - Some of the best snorkeling we found in Poipu was right next door by the Beach House restaurant...
Bay Area, CA
Left on 04/24/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | cathy
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kuhio Shores #208. It was a comfortable room, with all the amenities that we would need. The management is fabulous. We have many travel difficulties getting to the island and they greeted us with a warm card and delicious pie to soothe our tired bodies. We could'nt have asked for anything more. The view is beautiful and the room is right on the water. Perfect location for our 40th wedding anniversary. We would absolutely stay again.
A Top-Shelf Accommodation....
Left on 02/04/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | The Long's
We spent 9 great nights at Kuhio Shores 208 and the place exceeded our expectations. The photos don't do it justice. Extremely clean and well-maintained. After only being there a day we both commented on how we could give up our house and live in this condo permanently. The building is very quiet and so is the entire neighborhood. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise and having coffee on the lanai was a great way to start the day. Lawai beach on the west side of the building is great for swimming and PK's beach right off of the lanai has great snorkeling. Poipu beach is only a 5 minute drive away. One beach that may be overlooked a lot by visitors is Salt Pond Beach past Port Allen- excellent swimming and snorkeling. Just about every beach we went to ended up having at least 1 monk seal come up to bask in the sun with the beachgoers.
We used the lockbox most of the time so we didn't have to worry about losing a set of keys-- a touchpad keyless entry would be the only suggestion for this unit.
We visited other places like the Sheraton and Hyatt and will put Kuhio Shores ahead of them.
The information our agent gave us on dining and activities was superb-- our favorites are Brennecke's Beach Broiler, Poipu Beach Broiler and Keoki's Paradise- all within about 5-10 minutes. Seouku's market in Koloa is very convenient and their meat and produce is fresh.
We have stayed in several rental units from condos to cottages in Hawaii and #208 is at the top of the list now and we plan to be back.
Mahalo to Amy and the condo owners for providing us with a very memorable place to stay.
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