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“Sunset Kahili Condo #203 - spectacular”

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Sunset Kahili Condos
Ranked #18 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Reviewed 24 July 2009

My husband and I rented this one bedroom condo through Kauai Vacation Rentals and were really pleased with it. This immaculate and spacious condo is beautfully furnished, has a very comfortable king bed, and features many "extras" including a flat screen TV, beach mats and chairs, binoculars for spotting turtles in the ocean down below (about 100 yards) and any cooking accessories you could imagine. The kitchen and bathroom had recently been upgraded with granite countertops and the small balcony overlooking the central pool is perfect for having drinks or eating dinner while watching the sunsets. This condo complex is within walking distance to Brennecke's and Poipu Beach which was great!
The only major flaw was that noise carries pretty easily due to the L shape of the condo complex, meaning that we could hear conversations taking place in the pool or conversations from other balconies. It was never too bothersome for us, however, but it may have been had we wanted to sleep in.
There was some very loud construction occuring during our stay and we did ask Kauai Vacation Rentals to move us which they did promptly. But overall we loved our stay at Sunset Kahili #203 and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank kcColorado
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Reviewed 10 January 2009

Stayed for 1 week in December 2008

Great overall experience : Clean, pleasant decor, fully stocked kitchen, new appliances including washer dryer, large bathroom, comfortable king size bed. Condo owner has taken great care.
Excellent booking experience with management company R&R Rentals.

Really loved the screened windows on each outside-facing sides of the condo. Made for a fresh ocean breeze at night. With sound of the ocean made for heavenly sleeps. No A/C and no need for it - at least not in December.

Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Great location just 5 min walk from Poipu beach. 5 min walk to the east is a gorgeous 3 mile walk along the beach and ocean cliffs to Hyatt and beyond.

Some things to know. No problems - just to know.
- Perfect for a couple or perhaps up to 2 small children (pull-out sofa)
- Bedroom has a sliding door divider (not a hard wall)
- For better ocean view, look at higher floors
- This is partially over the pool and partially over the parking lot.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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5  Thank LikeVacations
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Reviewed 27 April 2008

We spent one week in unit #507 and I think we got way more than we bargained for...in a nice way!!!

I want to list the pros and cons:

Pros:
1. Awesome location at a superb price. We had an unobstructed almost 180 degree view of the pacific ocean from our 5th floor balcony and windows. In the night you could be lulled to sleep hearing the waves crashing below.
2. Very friendly staff. They helped us figure out what would be the best beaches to visit.
3. A small pool exists on the property. I didn't try it out, but from the looks of it, it looked pretty good.
4. The property is just one 5 storey building, so its not like you have to walk miles to get to the rec. room or pool. Its just downstairs.
5. A rec room is provided downstairs. They have books and video tapes and dvds you can take to your room upstairs. A few board games also provided.
6. The unit was spruced up really well, with a full kitchen, very nice furniture and even a flat screen tv. Oh, and I forget to mention...the best thing...wireless internet connection.
7. Beach umbrella, beach chairs and snorkel mask provided in the unit,
8. Some beach toys also provided.
9. Very clean and well maintained unit.
10. Lots of beach towels, bath towels and kitchen towels provided.
11. Reclining chairs and table provided on the balcony.
12. At 3am there was a wonderful, wonderful view of the full moon shimmering over the water of the Pacific Ocean. Very beautiful!
13. Poipu beach park and Brennecke's beach are just a walk away. (unless you've got little kids and then would have to drive)

Cons:
1. The biggest con I found was that we could not leave the sliding door to the balcony open, b'cos we have a two year old. The balcony has railings...a two year old can't really squeeze through them, but then with kids its better to be safe. If you've got adventurous kids you'll have to keep a sharp eye out to make sure they don't climb on the balcony furniture and lean over the edge. Luckily we were able to manage fine.
2. The entry to the parking lot is a bit tricky. You have to have your car come in at an angle from the far right side of the entry way. We had arrived at night and didn't know this. The far left side of the entry way is a little too 'high' and the underside of our car hit it while coming in, causing us to need to have our rental car exchanged. But once we figured this out, it was ok. We did tell the guy at the reception that the should really post a warning there. Maybe they will.
3. There is no housekeeping done while you're visiting. They only clean the unit before you start your stay and after you leave. If you want housekeeping done while you're there, you'll have to request the housekeeping crew to do this. They charge $25/hour, but they do a very decent job. All kinds of cleaning supplies are also provided in the unit so this isn't really a problem. We only had to have 1 cleaning service requested in our 1 week of stay.
4. If you want to change your sheets and towels you'll have to take them downstairs and have them exchanged between 8am and 4pm. But this self service is also built into the price so we didn't think this was a big issue.
5. The office is open only between 8am and 4pm. We didn't have to make any emergency calls, so I don't know how that works.
6. The rec room is open only till 8pm.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with family
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11  Thank RainForestButterfly
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Reviewed 6 November 2007

We have been to Kauai on many occasions, and have found this little gem of a condo unit in Poipu. Every unit has a terrific ocean view, and we ALWAYS watch the sunset from our Lanai. The prices are great, the units are fully furnished, and very well maintained. We have rented every time through R&R Realty & Rentals, and we find their staff extremely helpful in choosing the right unit for us. You can contact them at ---. They also book many other condos, in case you are looking for something else. But who would? This is perfection!

  • Stayed: March 2005, travelled with family
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8  Thank bettyVermont
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Reviewed 16 August 2007

We loved Sunset Kahili condo unit 207!

Everything imaginable is there, from golf balls to beach chairs, to a cd player with Hawaiian music. The furniture and knick knacks made it so homey, and they even provided a spice rack full of spices! I really felt like i was house sitting for a favorite relative in Hawaii rather than staying at a hotel!

All of the units appear to have an ocean view and Poipu beach is walking distance. Tourists from other resorts came by each evening to run up the stairs to take photos of the marvelous sunsets.

The pool is small but kept very warm, and there is an outdoor shower by it. It is great for kids, and again, there's an ocean view from the pool.

This place as the feel of the 50's - so if you want modern decor and modern resort feeling go somewhere else.

Oh, and the prices are very reasonable!!

This coming from somebody who just finished writing a scathing review about a different and horrible resort!

Stayed: August 2007
3  Thank travewravel
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Reviewed 9 June 2007

I cannot say enough about our visits to Sunset Kahili. We know a number of the full-time folks, after 8-9 consistent annual stays there out of 15 or so trips to the island. They are wonderful. Very quiet and relaxing. Views from all units to die for - would suggest #304 or #403 when requesting your reservation - have stayed in both (one bedroom units). The condos are clean, affordable and expansive compared to a hotel room. Cooking in if you want, and a washer and dryer! Pack in a carry-on for 2 weeks stay - we did. All lanais are oceanfront! Enjoy an adult beverage at sunset. Again, one of the best kept secret on Kauai!

David and Dee McCormick
Dubuque, IA

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank deemccormick
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sunset Kahili Condos

Address: 1763 Pee Rd, P.O. Box 70, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8538
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
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Ranked #18 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range: $115 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
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Sunset Kahili Condos Poipu, Kauai, HI

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