About This Listing
Oceanfront corner condo floor to ceiling glass walls bring home that the Pacific just outside each window, Used frequently by owners, books and arcane works, Restricted to two adults.
Corner unit second floor at Kuhio Shores complex: the LR has floor to ceiling windows on a corner overlooking small bay and mountains to the East and the Lanai (balcony) looks to the Pacific, just a light stone's toss away, with a surfer's break to the immediate West know as PK's, further on Acid Drop and similar breaks.
IPhone 4S and > higher required (KEVO recently noted ANDROID running Lolipop 5.0 also work )to use electronic key access with the Kevo lock.
Interaction with Guests
Maximum Thirty minute drive from the airport at Lihue (LIH), with secure off-street parking, Wifi and cable. I know the island well, express your area of interest I can provide recommendations. There's also a shelf of books devoted to Kauai and the islands for you and well as many other books from my personal collection in English, Castilan, Deutsch.
Poipu or South shore is very sunny as it's South and leeward of the mountain chain, but expect showers most days as in Camelot: that's how the island stays green and delivers rainbow's for your examination. At night, due South off the lanai look up: Yes, that's the milky way one can see (requires no clouds or moon)
Most visitors take a rental car. There's but one highway, around the perimeter except along North shore. One can't really get lost. However, for the patient Kauai Bus capillary and Poipu has it's own hourly shuttle. (website hidden) it or ask the friendly drivers and passengers.
Other Things to Note
Sandy beaches on either side of the building invite entry for a swim, surf, snorkel, or scuba which you'll see all hours of the day together with our large and I mean LARGE tortoises. Whale's further off shore in season November to April. Ride them at your own risk!
Note: In addition to the rate paid thru AIRBNB a tax for the State of Hawaii in the amount of 13.42 per cent must be paid in good funds before eKey sent! Gov'tmissuedmphoto ID each guest required. Simply snap a pic with your iPhone.
No smoking. This means anywhere in or outside. Did I say NO? And quiet. There's no airconditioning ( and none needed, Kauai ranges between 60 on the coldest night and 85 on the warmest day at Noon of the year). Kauai's a natural treasure: don't over consume. And please: no bottled water which becomes (website hidden). Wailea the wettest spot on earth (it's in the island's interior to your North) and it's volcanic. One can't do better than this for pure water from nature, not from Coca Cola, that's what it's all about when you're here. Aloha
Great location - right on the water - thanks Bill for being so clear and communicating with us on all amenities!
We had a nice time in Bills apartment. The on the shore is great, the apartment was ok.
We had a great vacation at Bill's place. The view is spectacular and the location was ideal for us: great beach to surf/swim/snorkel right outside the building ( with fish, turtles and even a seal monk that spent all its day on the beach ). This is not Poipu, this is not a big resort ( so less people, more intimate which we like ).
The building is very quiet and it's so relaxing to fall asleep with the sound of the waves. A nice shopping center is less than a 10 minute walk away ( check the market on Wednesdays ).
The apartment is as described. As other mentioned there is no door between the bathroom/restroom and the bedroom.
Bill is a great host, he made sure that we were having a nice stay.
We would definitely come back ( we didn't want to leave in the first place.. ).
Bills place is incredible. The view is what you want for a Hawaiian vacation. The inside is very eclectic and has all you need. Bill uses phone apps for the door and lights. Great location, the BeachHouse next door, elevator, laundry facilities with soap and snorkeling 1/4 a mile away.
This is a truly extraordinary location. The pictures don't do the view justice - one is surrounded by the sound and view of the ocean. Surfers, divers, and turtles are all in view from the deck. The best snorkeling on the island is literally 50 feet from the East-facing window. Gourmet restaurants and upscale shops are just a short walk and a shorter drive away. The "spouting horn" (must see) is a mile up the road. Old Koloa town is nearby. Absolutely recommend this spot!
The apartment itself is funky and fun, full of books, cool led-lighting, and kitsch. Much of the cabinetry/finishing is amateur work, but whatever. Be advised: there is no freezer and cooktop options are limited. We cooked yummy, but simple meals in the apartment and made use of the community BBQ.
You must have an iphone in order to operate the cool bluetooth door lock on the apartment.
Bill was a great communicator with super-fast turnaround time in all messaging - we on the other hand are busy high school teachers and it was sometimes frustrating for him that it could take us a day or two to respond to inquiries. Bill has made a number of google documents/spreadsheets that lay out all the important information for the rental and are super useful. Bill made sure that we knew what we needed to know before our arrival and was a gracious host.
Overall, we give this rental a double thumbs-up and would definitely stay here again, if we ever get the chance!
We had a great stay. The description and guest comments were 100% accurate. Bill is extremely responsive to communication almost 24/7.
The condo is a corner unit with spectacular views of the ocean. We kept all the windows up and fell asleep each night to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore. The bed was sufficiently comfortable and spacious for two. This is a personal residence so you should not come here expecting 5-star hotel accommodations.
You should be aware that the bathroom does not have a door so it may be uncomfortable for some non-couples or even couples who desire privacy.