Michelle M.

We had a wonderful stay in the condo. Working with the owner was an easy and seamless process. We arrived extremely late at night (early morning) due to a flight delay, and I feared we'd be sleeping in the car, but the keys were in the lock box outside the management office and we had no trouble at all.

The condo is well appointed, it had everything we needed including beach accessories (chairs, umbrellas, toys etc.), and all kitchen/bath supplies. The condo is well kept and comfortable. I appreciated being on the ground floor so I didn't have to lug groceries and beach stuff and children up stairs.

We really enjoyed using the BBQ just steps from the condo and got to know some of the other people staying in the nearby units as we all seemed to cook dinner around the same time. It had a small community feel.

We were able to enjoy a leisurely walk to the Grand Hyatt and beyond or to the Poipu Beach along a safe walking path through manicured lawn and gardens. This is key with a small child who likes to run and not always in the direction you wish him to. There was a lot of safe green space for bird chasing.

I would definitely recommend this property to others and we hope to return as soon as possible!

Linda R

Our Kauai vacation was made perfect by having a well-situated condo to come home to every night. The condo was far more spacious than we expected, especially the large kitchen. Being located right near the pool was not a problem for noise, as this is not a party condo, and the guests were respectful of that. It made it very easy to step from our door right to the pool.... however, be warned, the pool is a bit cooler than ocean temperatures! We loved the lush foliage of the landscaped grounds, and inside the condo, we liked the color scheme of the decorating. The owner made all the preparations for renting a breeze. Thank you! We would highly recommend this condo.


We booked this condo as it was transitioning hands of owners which I'll admit made me very nervous. I wanted to make sure everything would be as smooth as the glowing reviews of the previous owner whom I had dealt with in the beginning. Everything went just fine! Karen is very quick to respond. She had things running smoothly and took care of our issues quickly.

The condo itself was in a great location for us. While not right on the beach, it's just a 10-15 minute walk down your choice of two paths to visit either Shipwreck Beach or the famous Poipu Beach. We loved walking down to the Hyatt in the morning and enjoying the grounds there (next to Shipwreck.) The condo was VERY spacious, which we loved. It definitely can get a little muggy if there's not much of a breeze outside or if you keep your windows closed often since there's no a/c. The washer and dryer were great. The kitchen while perhaps not as equipped as others we've visited, it still had lots of items to help us make do on things we didn't have, and really it was just a few minor things missing. Maintenance had to come take care of some things while we were there as did housekeeping. They were polite and quick. The beach chairs and other gear was well used during our stay. The complex pool is definitely on the chilly side, but lots of little kids seemed to have no problem with it. We're just wimps and prefer the hot tub. :)

A few things we liked in the area: It wasn't too far of a drive to the gorgeous canyon. Make sure you drive all the way to the end of the canyon road because that last stop is a gorgeous view! The condo's only about a 20 minute drive to/from the airport. To the North Shore it's about 90 minutes, depending on where you're headed. We tried the Beach House restaurant for lunch one day. So much less expensive since at night you're paying for the sunset view, which you can get for FREE by being on the lawn or beach right there. Oh, and snorkeling in front of the Beach House restaurant on a calm day is amazing! We were there when the water was kind of choppy, but still saw a ton of awesome fish. Our favorite place for desert was Lappart (sp?) ice cream in the newer shopping center by the round-a-bout. If you want surf lessons, we loved Cliff with Learn to Surf on the east shore and highly recommend him.

I would without a doubt rent from Karen again if we ever have the pleasure of going back to this beautiful island! I hope we do!


We enjoyed our stay and it was a perfect location for exploring the many sites. The condo was spacious, clean and the onsite maintenance responded when we had an issue with the television. The owner was easy to work with and provided very good directions and other information. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative. 

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014


 This is a lovely Condo with a nice open floor plan. It is nicely furnished with quality furniture. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. The grounds surrounding the Condo are meticulously maintained! We were a bit concerned with the close proximity to the pool but as it turned out, the lovely vegetation around the lanai provided complete privacy. The new owner has been excellent to work with. This Condo is very central and close to shopping and a very good array of restaurants. Walk to Kalapaki Joes for Happy Hour Margaritas! Plantation Gardens Restaurant is a 20 minute walk away. Enjoy an elegant dinner surrounded by beautiful gardens. We had an awesome stay in paradise. Thank-you Karen!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014


I  really cannot say enough about how amazing this condo was and the elegance it exudes, you are truly staying in an immaculately clean and wonderfully furnished condo that felt just like, if not a little better, than home!!

Karen is SPECTACULAR!! We booked it in the middle of her buying it from the previous owner and she really went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was magical. She promptly, and I mean within hours, answered every email and text no matter how silly and anxiety ridden it was, a saint. I brought my entire family, 5 kids, to commemorate the loss of my Mother and she made absolutely sure that everything was beyond reproach.

The pool and the jacuzzi are RIGHT OUTSIDE the front door! Poi'pū beach was less than a 5 minute walk down the Greenbelt trail, which is a nice sidewalk right down to the beach. 5-8 minutes the other way was the Grand Hyatt with a fantastic breakfast buffet and more gorgeous beaches.

Walk right out of the parking lot, we hardly drove except to get groceries and see the island, is a local fruit stand and the lady that owns and runs it is the nicest person on the island, which says IMMENSE AMOUNTS because EVERYONE on the island is very nice and way laid back in their ways. Her husband picks everyday and she makes sure that you are well fed before you leave the stand.

There is a grocery store down the way, which is more of a General Store, and nicer ones right up in Old Koloa which was only a 5 minute drive up the hill.

There are two very nice gas grills that sit under the awning of the pool with 4 tables and chairs for afternoon or evening grill time. Those grills get cleaned every single morning by the pool crew along with the pool and jacuzzi. And those guys are super nice and helpful.

Upon arrival, the front desk went the extra miles to make sure that we knew our surroundings. Outstanding service. They provided us with a detailed map of the area, the beaches, and where the daily farmer's markets were located and the easiest way to get there.

EVERYONE I met, and I do seriously mean everyone, was unbelievably nice and accommodating, kind all the way around.

I can HIGHLY recommend this condominium! Our time was so magical that we are moving to Kaua'i and I can impart some of that decision to Karen and her graciousness. 


  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014


As other reviews have mentioned, this is a beautiful and spacious condo. The location is great which is roughly 10-15 min walk to Poipu beach. It is also fully equipped that everything you need for a nice day on the beach. (snorkels, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc). And the pool/jacuzzi is literally right outside the condo which is a great perk. 

Various restaurants and markets are also within a 5 min drive if you don't want to leave the south side of the island. 

I would say the only issue, which we consider very minor, is we wish that an AC is installed in the unit, however there are numerous fans in the condo that can be utilized. 

As far as the owner/karen goes. She is great to work with and absolutely no issues with communication. 

We would highly recommend this condo and would definitely stay here again when we make our next visit to Kauai.

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