Makanui Bungalow: Unique Two-Story Guesthouse w/Ocean-View Near Beaches FREE mid-size car.

Less than 10 minute walk to 3 beaches

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Guests 5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Property Size 1,000 sq. ft.


**Free mid-size car while cars are available. Not valid with any other special offers. Car can be upgraded for minimal fee. Includes Lihue airport pick up and drop off, unlimited mileage and taxes. Cars are on a 24-hour basis so if flight arrival and departure times exceed the number of days reserved, there will be an additional charge.


This newly refurbished and well-appointed one-bedroom bungalow is the perfect host for a laid-back island adventure with your ohana, located just a short 10-minute walk to fun in the sun at Poipu’s beaches.

With two living areas distributed across the two-story guesthouse, everyone can spread out and do their own vacation thing. While the kids play card games on the tropical ground floor lanai, the adults can enjoy a cold drink with an ocean view upstairs. Come together for family movie night on the flat-screen TV with a DVD player (DVDs provided), or stream your favorite show on your device using the free WiFi.

The intimate kitchen and dining areas make thoughtful use of their compact space, with a cozy breakfast nook for five offering peeks of ocean views, and a fully equipped kitchen ready to whip up any meal. And with a gas grill on the lower lanai, family BBQ night is a must.

At bedtime, sleep up to five in a queen-size bedroom with an en suite bath, a twin-size bed in the attached sleeping area, and an upgraded queen-size futon in the living room that's surprisingly comfortable.

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.

For larger groups, the Lei Ohana next door sleeps 12, and can be rented alongside Makanui Bungalow to accommodate up to 17.

Why We Love This Home

Proximity to Fun: Snorkeling, whale watching, beachside sunsets, and lanai dining at Brenneke’s or Poipu Beach are just a few of many attractions within a 10-15 minute walk from this home-away-from-home.

Ohana-Friendly: With sleeping arrangements for five, two full baths, an in-house washer and dryer, two living areas, and a spacious lanai, this exceptional one-bedroom retreat is a great (and affordable) option for a small family traveling together.

Adventure Perks: Get out and explore more of the "Garden Isle" with a free midsize car rental included in the price of the guesthouse!

Located in Poipu at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential neighborhood, you and your ohana will enjoy total peace and privacy while being within close reach of Poipu’s many recreational activities.

From whale watching at Makahuena Point and paddle boarding on award-winning Poipu Beach, to playing a round of 18 at Kiahuna Golf Course and taking in Hawaii’s extraordinary beauty by zipline, kayak, or even a helicopter tour, there’s truly something for everyone on Kauai’s sunny south shore.

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)
Poipu Beach 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. Spaces are limited.


Partial Ocean View
2-story bungalow
Walking distance to Poipu`s beaches
Private Lanai
36" Flat Screen TV with DVD and movies in living room
Private BBQ and Patio
Ceiling Fans
Washer & Dryer
Fully equipped kitchen
Complimentary Island Soap and CandleWorks toiletries
Starter kit of Kauai Coffee Company coffee and condiments provided
All linens including beach towels provided
Starter kit of paper and cleaning products such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. provided

Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom: Queen bed
Second sleeping area off bedroom: Twin bed
Living room: Queen futon with upgraded mattress
Upstairs sleeping area: suspended full size bed



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Season Start End Night Min Nights
Fill in the Gaps Discount 1/2/20182/3/2018$1992
Peak Season 20182/4/20183/25/2018$2502
Spring 20183/26/20184/30/2018$2105
Spring2 20185/1/20186/10/2018$1895
Summer 20186/11/20188/12/2018$2505
Low Fall 20188/13/20189/30/2018$1895
Fall 201810/1/201811/16/2018$2105
Thanksgiving 201811/17/201811/25/2018$2355
Late Fall 201811/26/201812/15/2018$1995
Holiday 201812/16/20181/6/2019$3657
Peak 20191/7/20193/31/2019$2755
Spring 20194/1/20195/31/2019$2105
Summer 20196/1/20198/18/2019$2505


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Reviewed: Jan 5, 2018
This house is great for groups of friends. We traveled with 5 and had the perfect amount of space. Located very close to beaches and fun things to do! The rental car really sealed the deal for us. We even were able to snag a free upgrade to an suv once at the airport. If you look sad enough when trying to load 5 people and 2 weeks worth of luggage into a rather crammed car, Alamo will help ya out.
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2017
This place was a pleasant surprise! Cute bungalow and neat set up. The free rental car was an amazing bonus and the price wasn't too bad considering we were in Kauai. The quick and easy booking and checking in and out were a breeze. Would definitely stay here again.
Costa Mesa, US
Reviewed: Dec 26, 2017
Property Manager
Santa Cruz, US
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2017
Property Manager
Loved it perfect for a family
Reviewed: Nov 24, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Nov 23, 2017
After a awful experience with another host Molly mo we were saved by this amazing place! We were so refreshed to find this clean bug free house that was adorable,affordable and had amazing views. The check in process was so easy especially since it was last minute. She responded so quick and made everything so easy. It had everything we needed and was so spacious and cute! Thanks so much for the amazing stay you saved us!!!
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2017
This was the most perfect house for our family. It felt homey and so clean. We were able to cook every night and save some money. It's roomy with a separate bedroom and multiple beds for all the kids. Two bathrooms was convenient as well. Close to lots of cool places and walking distance to the beach. Only thing we missed was having a beach umbrella, which was provided in previous place. Overall this was our favorite place so far. Even though it was close to the neighbors, everyone was polite and quiet. Definitely hope to come back and stay here again.
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2017
This sweet bungalow was perfect for our little family and a few friends! Smart use of space makes plenty of sleeping room for everyone without feeling crowded. The open floor plan around the kitchen meant we all got to hang out together over breakfast and dinner with beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding trees. The loft bed was such a cool feature, and we loved being able to walk to the beach.
Reviewed: May 31, 2017
A great place in Poipu! A 15 minute walk to Poipu beach and great boogie boarding at Brennecke's beach. Quick drive to Baby Beach. Easy booking and easy pick up at Alamo. Our kids loved the "treehouse". It was like having a playground inside the house! The major cons are lack of air conditioning and close proximity to other houses, so it can be loud at times. The house next door is also a vacation rental property.
Reviewed: May 6, 2017
A lovely place to stay in an exceptional setting.
Reviewed: Apr 18, 2017
Lots of room, beds and sofa beds to sleep. kitchen has equipments so we can cook like we are at home.
Reviewed: Apr 18, 2017
Great location, plenty of sleeping options, loved it!
Aumsville, US
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Feb 5, 2017
Great place to stay for a conference at Hyatt. 15 minute walk, or 3 minute drive to the entrance. Easy 10 minute walk to the beach for beautiful sunsets. Not luxurious accommodations but clean and adequate.
Madison, US
Reviewed: Feb 1, 2017
Property Manager
Everyone was helpful and prompt.
It was just what we needed. Easy to get to. A bit out of the way so it was relatively quiet. We did have one noisy neighbor at midnight. And there was construction on the beach which started promptly at 7:00 am. But you have no control over that! And we were within walking distance to a marvelous beach.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Pleasant house, quiet and comfortable. Enjoyed it.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
A bungalow with plenty of space for a large family. Walking distance to the beach (ten minutes?) and well located a short drive from a grocery store and plenty of local food options. Tucked away far enough from the resorts that it doesn't feel touristy at all. Would definitely stay again given the opportunity.
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2016
Wonderful place with a lovely view and in a great location (short walk to Poipu Beach Park). It was very spacious for only two of us. The queen bed was super comfy, which surprised me because we are accustomed to a king bed. All in all the bungalow had everything we needed. The hosts let us know that we could contact them with any questions or concerns, but we didn't need to! We would definitely stay here again.
Richland, US
Reviewed: Jul 25, 2016
Property Manager
North Las Vegas, US
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2016
Property Manager
Wonderful facility! Everything that we needed was readily available. Plenty of linens and towels were provided. Very very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a place to stay.
Layton, US
Reviewed: Mar 11, 2016
Property Manager
Reviewed: Mar 8, 2016
Property Manager
very nice property. nice upgrades made to the home to make it more "friendly" for family use. The skylight in the den area could use some oil on the bolt so it's not so squeaky. Also, property addresses on the gate doors themselves would be great. we walked up to the wrong house at first because the address was near the wrong gate. otherwise great stay and will stay there again! MANAGER RESPONSE: Mahalo for your review! We will make sure and oil the skylight and fix the property address on the gate. Thank you for your suggestions, they are appreciated! Hope to see you again soon!
Warsaw, US
Reviewed: Dec 30, 2015
Property Manager
Rancho Santa Margarita, US
Reviewed: Nov 21, 2015
Property Manager
Reviewed: Nov 7, 2015
We had planned on staying here for 10 nights but ended up staying only 3 because it wasnt the right fit for our group (were a 30-something couple with a 7-month-old baby and grandparents). The house itself was very clean, exactly what you see in the pictures and description, and very comfortable temperature-wise (which we were worried about with no AC). I loved the upstairs, especially the kitchen area, which had a great view of the ocean. But because we had a baby who went to bed at 7pm and the neighbors were quite social until 10 or 11 at night, it just didnt work for us. But I dont think it would be a problem at all for those not going to bed so early, and this place has more than enough beds to accomodate at least 7 if not more. It is the perfect house if youre traveling with friends who dont need a lot of privacy - just places to crash. We explained our concern to the host and she did not hesitate to move us to another house. We cannot say enough about how accommodating the host was for us. We wouldnt hesitate for a minute again to stay at one of the hosts properties because we felt very taken care of. I cannot stress that enough. Also, we signed up for the Poipu Athletic Club membership they offered, and their sand-bottom pool is a must-do for anyone traveling with kids who need something tamer than the beach.

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