*Free mid-size car while cars are available. Not valid with any other special offers. Car can be upgraded for minimal fee. Rental car is picked up at the Lihue Airport.
KUHIO SHORES 416
This condo is perfectly located for a webcam. Oh, wait...click here.Watch the beautiful Pacific Ocean, surfers, dolphins, turtles and whales (in season) from this very popular top floor condo.
It’s no secret as to why this stunning one-bedroom oceanfront condo, just steps away from Lawai Beach, is one of the most popular at Kuhio Shores.
Step inside and watch your loved one’s eyes light up as you are greeted by jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, perfectly framed by a wall of floor-to-ceiling of windows. With convenient amenities like a building elevator, a 32” cable flat-screen TV with DVD player, wireless Internet, and an iPod doc for setting the mood, you can kick back and let this romantic escape revitalize your spirit.
Open the windows, cuddle up on the couch, and plan your “Garden Isle” adventures in the spacious living room while ceilings fans and a tropical breeze set you at ease. Cook alongside a sea of blue in the newly updated, open-concept kitchen, complete with granite countertops and an eat-in bar. Enjoy romantic dinners at the dining table while watching surfers catch a wave, or, depending on the season, keep a look out for Humpback whales while dining alfresco on your private lanai.
A plush king-size bedroom sleeps two in ultimate comfort. After a restorative night’s sleep, wake up to the soothing sound of crashing waves to start off a fun-filled day exploring the island.
All of our Great Vacation Retreats have modern amenities to make your stay as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Bluetooth stereos and Smart TVs offer the latest in entertainment, and our electronic charging stations mean your group will never have to fight over outlets. Plus, you'll enjoy easy check-in and added security from our keyless Point Central Lock system.
Why We Love This Home
Breathtaking Views: Situated on a promontory right up against the sea wall, Kuhio Shores 416 offers unparalleled lanai sunsets and exclusive ocean views from its top floor location that can only be seen from inside the condo.
An Explorer’s Dream: While you’ll conveniently be within walking distance to many attractions, a midsize car rental included in the price of your condo means you can say yes to any island adventure.
Tropical Wonderland: With the crystal clear waters and tide pools of Lawai Beach, lush Prince Kuhio Park, and exotic botanical gardens nearby, you can soak up Kauai’s stunning natural beauty nearly every direction you turn.
Just 30 minutes from the airport, this condo puts you near Kukui’ula Shopping Center’s upscale grocery store, restaurants, shops, galleries, and a weekly farmers market (11-minute walk). Drive to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens and Spouting Horn Park (4 minutes) for hiking through native plants and to a stunning waterspout.
If you’re looking for a resort-style stay, we have you covered. For an additional fee you’ll have uninhibited access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, home to a fitness center, hot tub and sparkling pool with a waterslide and sand-bottomed kiddie section – everything you need to work out, cool off or wind down.
Vacation Membership Available for Exclusive (Members Only)
PoipuBeach Athletic Club (pool, tennis, workout) for a fee
If you’re looking for a resort-style stay, we have you covered. For an additional fee you’ll have uninhibited access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, home to a fitness center, hot tub and sparkling pool with a waterslide and sand-bottomed kiddie section – everything you need to work out, cool off or wind down. To reserve a space at the Club click here.
Seasonal Whale Watching (Dec. to Mar.)
Fantastic snorkeling steps away
Coin operated laundry facility on site
TV/DVD, Cable TV
CD Player, Ipod dock
Short walk to wonderful snorkeling at Lawai Beach
Fully equipped kitchen
Complimentary Island Soap and CandleWorks toiletries
Starter kit of Kauai Coffee Company coffee and condiments provided
Starter kit of paper and cleaning products such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. provided
We enjoyed our stay in Unit #416, Kahio Shores. We would stay in this unit again.
Castle pines, US
Reviewed: Jan 20, 2017
Great communication and quick to respond to a maintenance issue.
The condo was well stocked with supplies which was nice. The welcome bottle of wine and goodies were much appreciated--especially after arriving late in the day after a long day of travel.
Reviewed: Jan 6, 2017
Reviewed: Dec 1, 2016
This place is absolutely incredible! We had the best time watching the sunset from our lanai, walking to the Spouting Horn, walking to breakfast and coffee in the morning. The view was completely breath taking. We would love to stay here again. Mark from GVR was also super helpful. He made activity suggestions and gave his honest feedback about the best ones and where we would get the most bang for our buck. The complimentary rental car was a huge bonus too. Could not have worked out better.
Reviewed: Oct 20, 2016
Fantastic location. We stayed in this condo for 7 days and had a really great time. The place is as described, right on the beach with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Surfers and turtles a plenty! The only real downside was no AC however we later found out that this is common on the island. More fans would have been great as the ceiling fans werent overly efficient. Full kitchen was awesome and wonderful king size bed. Bring bug spray for the late night balcony hangs!
Reviewed: May 26, 2016
Mark did comp us for on our beach item order (chairs, cooler, etc.) for the issues we had with the rental car. I do appreciate that.
The location is fantastic. We would come back just for the location but perhaps would request a different unit.
Aloha and thanks for the review. We are so sorry the rental car pickup was frustrating. We are checking our forms on our end and communicating with the car company so that doesn't happen again. Your feedback on the bathroom repair and blind repair were also very helpful. We are fixing those items right away.
Hope to see you again in the near future!
Reviewed: Apr 22, 2016
Any dealings we had were excellent, this time and in the past.
Kuhio Shores 416 is very comfortable, and has been updated since our last stay there 6 years before. While not very happy with the lanai furniture, (not really comfortable for older folks) it served the purpose for eating and watching the surf and surfers. The condo itself is well taken care of and the bed was extremely comfortable. It could use a bit more furniture in the living area, but we took the chair from the bedroom to have by the telephone table. Can't comment on the TV or music stuff as we never used it. All in all a great place for vacation.
Thanks for being such a great guest! We have a new chair ordered for the living room and new patio furnishings. We look forward to seeing you again!
Reviewed: Apr 10, 2016
First stay in kaiui and found this to be a very well maintained property. Bed is very comfortable and not having air conditioning was not a problem. Close to restaurants and shopping. No beach in front but not far away. No pool. Property manager is easy to reach. Could use more seating in living room and larger Tv. Lani is also small, but offers amazing views.
King of Prussia, US
Reviewed: Mar 29, 2016
Reviewed: Mar 17, 2016
Tricia and Ryan
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2016
Timely, thorough, friendly, easy to book, pay, and convenient.
Spectacular views of the ocean, surfers, whales from our lanai. Best snorkeling on the island was right outside our condo. Turtles, fish, seals, sand, and sun! Great location to stay for exploring the entire island. Sunsets from the lanai were breath taking.
Reviewed: Jan 23, 2016
I WISH THERE WAS A POOL TO USE WITH NO COST TO US.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2016
Jamaica Plain, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2015
Loved the property with the oceanfront views!!!! SO great.
Reviewed: Oct 17, 2015
** please just use my initials instead of my name**. Great experience booking with Great Vacation Rentals. Excellent communications made everything very easy.
Loved the view and location. Property was very comfortable and well-equipped. So fun to watch the turtles, and to be able to snorkel with them right outside the door. Easy walk to shops and restaurants.
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2015
Really appreciated the repeat and thorough advance communications and the printed property directory at the condo was also very thorough. (BTW time to update/customize the recycling page: we were happy to discover recycling bins on property).
We were so pleased with our choice to stay at Kuhio Shores; it was the perfect Kauai location for us. There were shops, food, beautiful homes and open space a short walk from the condo, and much more a quick drive to Koloa Town. The surf, sunsets, snorkeling and sea turtles right off the lanai made for an amazing island experience. We chose a condo for the comforts of home, but the quality of the kitchen far surpassed our expectations.
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2015
Great view and very comfortable/accessible. Everyday was an appreciation of life. Observation. . . Why's is the BBQ area next to the trash bins though? There seemed to be other safe areas away from the building and the bins. Great Vacations made it so easy. Leave all your gear at home and rent everything from them for the beach.
James (Jim) and Sue
North Andover, US
Reviewed: Jun 9, 2015
Friendly, helpful and welcoming.
It was wonderful...much too short a stay. We'll miss the sound of the waves. We'll come again when the swell is less so we can swim/snorkle inside the reefs around the point.
Reviewed: Jun 3, 2015
Everyone was very helpful thanks so much!
Overall it was lovely. The furniture in living room was not conducive to visiting because the couches were not opposing, just one couch facing out and no chairs or loveseat facing the couch for people to sit across from each other.
Mahalo for your review! We have new lanai furniture being picked up this week. Thanks for letting us know. We will also look for a chair that fits the space for the living room and we have replaced the wine opener.
Hope to see you again soon!
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2015
Reviewed: Apr 7, 2015
We emailed Janie asking if there was a possibility of an early check-in as we were transferring from another property and had perishable items. Janie was not on the island but immediately transferred the message to Keala. Keala immediately responded that the unit was open and she would double check with housekeeping to make sure that we could check-in at 10:00am. All this happened.
1. We appreciated the fact that there were enough paper products and cleaning supplies.We have stayed in places before where there were only a couple days supplies.
2.Very nice to receive the bottle of wine and the glass rooster stopper. We appreciated and enjoyed it very much, thank you.
3. We registered at the front desk when we first arrived but we received a warning from security that we were not to park there, only guests. We left a note in the car and a permit was delivered the next morning. Maybe it would be better to supply a parking permit in the unit that can be placed in car when people first arrive?
4. Having just a couch in the living room is a bit sparse. It would be nice to have a couple of chairs and some lighting to read by.
5. A dustpan would be nice to do quick cleanup in the kitchen. There was a broom but no pan.
6. We missed not having any beach chairs in this unit. All the units we have stayed in had them and we used them in our travels around the island. We appreciated the small cooler.
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had a great visit on the Garden Isle:) We have sent your requests to the appropriate parties and are now supplying parking passes in the room and have provided a dustpan. We are working on the other items and appreciate your bringing them to our attention.
Hope to see you again soon!
Nancy and Ken
Reviewed: Jan 26, 2015
Iowa City, US
Reviewed: Jan 16, 2015
We found your team to be knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
Our stay couldn't have been better. We loved our unit and found the location to be absolutely perfect for our purposes. We will be back!!
MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Great, we will be looking for you to return. Thanks for your kind comments!