Guest Reviews

Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019
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Pleasant --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Chris!!
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Relaxing --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Chris!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 303
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/27/19 for Kuhio Shores 416 --- This was our 5th time in Kauai but first time at Kuhio Shores and we had a wonderful time! The location was fantastic. You can't get closer to the ocean unless you are in it. Wonderful views. We saw turtles and surfers from our lanai every day and the sound of the waves made the experience of staying in this unit something we will not forget. The furniture was comfortable including the bed (which is extremely important to us). The bathroom was clean and seemed newly updated, which is a plus. If I was to make a recommendation it would be to install floor tiles on the lanai which would elevate the experience of that space even better. Last but not least - thank you GVR for easy communication. We felt we were well taken care of by you and will definitely come back to this unit!!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/27/19 for Kuhio Shores 416 --- This was our 5th time in Kauai but first time at Kuhio Shores and we had a wonderful time! The location was fantastic. You can't get closer to the ocean unless you are in it. Wonderful views. We saw turtles and surfers from our lanai every day and the sound of the waves made the experience of staying in this unit something we will not forget. The furniture was comfortable including the bed (which is extremely important to us). The bathroom was clean and seemed newly updated, which is a plus. If I was to make a recommendation it would be to install floor tiles on the lanai which would elevate the experience of that space even better. Last but not least - thank you GVR for easy communication. We felt we were well taken care of by you and will definitely come back to this unit!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 416
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/27/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 431 --- From the moment I stepped into this condo I knew I had made the right choice ( I mean come on rental car included?!! who can beat that). The Condo was spotless clean, everything you could need was provided. The bathroom came equipped with a large shampoo, conditioner , soap and lotion which I thought was so nice, because i'm so used to the travel sized stuff that never lasts a day. The unit doesn't have AC but there were plenty of fans and the bedroom has a ceiling fan and during the night you get the most delicious breeze ( I stayed in mid august temperature during the day was about 83 with some humidity). The living room closet had beach chairs, boogie boards and bug spray! how thoughtful! The beach is only a walking distance from the room which was a big plus. Across the street from the condo is a cafe and a lot of little stores, this really was the ideal location. If i ever come back to this island I would 100% be coming here . A car is a MUST have on Kauai, so thank you so much for that! such a deal breaker.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/27/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 431 --- From the moment I stepped into this condo I knew I had made the right choice ( I mean come on rental car included?!! who can beat that). The Condo was spotless clean, everything you could need was provided. The bathroom came equipped with a large shampoo, conditioner , soap and lotion which I thought was so nice, because i'm so used to the travel sized stuff that never lasts a day. The unit doesn't have AC but there were plenty of fans and the bedroom has a ceiling fan and during the night you get the most delicious breeze ( I stayed in mid august temperature during the day was about 83 with some humidity). The living room closet had beach chairs, boogie boards and bug spray! how thoughtful! The beach is only a walking distance from the room which was a big plus. Across the street from the condo is a cafe and a lot of little stores, this really was the ideal location. If i ever come back to this island I would 100% be coming here . A car is a MUST have on Kauai, so thank you so much for that! such a deal breaker.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 431
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/27/19 for Manualoha 608 --- We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back! Location was prime - a short walk to Poipu beach. It was easy for us to carry all of our beach gear down there. Pool was also really nice and overlooked the ocean, so when we didn't want to get sandy we could retreat here. It never felt too crowded either. It was a little hot in the condo because there was no AC throughout, but fans were provided to us. I think it has just been an unusually hot summer compared to previous ones. Overall, condo was great for our group of 5. Would come back for the location alone!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/27/19 for Manualoha 608 --- We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back! Location was prime - a short walk to Poipu beach. It was easy for us to carry all of our beach gear down there. Pool was also really nice and overlooked the ocean, so when we didn't want to get sandy we could retreat here. It never felt too crowded either. It was a little hot in the condo because there was no AC throughout, but fans were provided to us. I think it has just been an unusually hot summer compared to previous ones. Overall, condo was great for our group of 5. Would come back for the location alone!
View Property: MANUALOHA 608
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
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Very professional, attentive and friendly ... a delight to deal with. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Richard!!
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The best review we can give ... we will be back! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Richard!!
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 201
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
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Very helpful letting me know what the lock box code was and where the parking passes were. An actual human answered right away! --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kevin!!
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Thank you for making the property available for us. I think we'll be back in the future. --- MANAGER'S RESPONSE: Mahalo, Kevin!!
View Property: MAKAHUENA 5201
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/25/19 for Poipu Shores 405A --- This was a perfect place for our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) to explore Kauai! Excellent, quiet location. Spectacular view of the ocean. Had all the amenities we were looking for. We came back to chill/cool off at the condo when we got too hot or tired after our days activities.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/25/19 for Poipu Shores 405A --- This was a perfect place for our family of four (two adults, two teenagers) to explore Kauai! Excellent, quiet location. Spectacular view of the ocean. Had all the amenities we were looking for. We came back to chill/cool off at the condo when we got too hot or tired after our days activities.
View Property: POIPU SHORES 405A
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/26/19 for Pili Mai 15H --- The unit is stylish and spacious with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! There was still some construction going on onsite but at the opposite end of the condo from this unit and there was zero disturbance. There is loads of beach gear in the garage which was a great plus. We had a great stay here!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/26/19 for Pili Mai 15H --- The unit is stylish and spacious with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! There was still some construction going on onsite but at the opposite end of the condo from this unit and there was zero disturbance. There is loads of beach gear in the garage which was a great plus. We had a great stay here!
View Property: PILI MAI 15H
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/26/19 for Pili Mai 10K --- Pili Mai was a great location. Our unit overlooked the golf course and we watched the sunset in the evenings and the many birds in the mornings from the lanai. The air conditioning was so wonderful to have, and we loved having the amenities of dishwasher and washer/dryer. Lots of attention, but not overly so, from GVR staff made us feel looked after and our needs met. The pool was convenient and a great temperature for small children. We were literally 3 minutes from shops, gelato, restaurants, and only 5 minutes from a wonderful child friendly beach. I'd highly recommend Great Vacation Retreats, and this location on the south coast of Kauai.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/26/19 for Pili Mai 10K --- Pili Mai was a great location. Our unit overlooked the golf course and we watched the sunset in the evenings and the many birds in the mornings from the lanai. The air conditioning was so wonderful to have, and we loved having the amenities of dishwasher and washer/dryer. Lots of attention, but not overly so, from GVR staff made us feel looked after and our needs met. The pool was convenient and a great temperature for small children. We were literally 3 minutes from shops, gelato, restaurants, and only 5 minutes from a wonderful child friendly beach. I'd highly recommend Great Vacation Retreats, and this location on the south coast of Kauai.
View Property: PILI MAI 10K
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/19/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 85 --- Of my two weeks in Maui and Kauai, this was my favorite Airbnb. The condo complex is on a beautifully landscaped beach with fresh towels provided (similar to a resort experience). The vibrancy of the unit flowed from its colorful decor and the layout allowed for great circulation of the trade winds into the unit at night. The hosts special touch of leaving a token gift card for a great cafe located right across the street was appreciated. The beach supplies were also a benefit. I would stay there in a heart beat again!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/19/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 85 --- Of my two weeks in Maui and Kauai, this was my favorite Airbnb. The condo complex is on a beautifully landscaped beach with fresh towels provided (similar to a resort experience). The vibrancy of the unit flowed from its colorful decor and the layout allowed for great circulation of the trade winds into the unit at night. The hosts special touch of leaving a token gift card for a great cafe located right across the street was appreciated. The beach supplies were also a benefit. I would stay there in a heart beat again!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 85
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/19/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 85 --- We loved our stay here. We took it easy in the morning and evening just hanging out on the lanai. We could see the waves and hear the ocean from the condo. Also delightfullistening to the nighttime rains from the super comfy king bed. We had everything we needed for a great time at the beachfold up beach chairs, snorkeling gear, sun umbrella and boogie board. We walked easily to the beachfront at the next-door Sheraton resort. Poipu Beach is also within walking distance, with calmer surf and snorkeling. Only issue was a snafu getting the key cards on arrival, and that was quickly resolved. We would happily stay here at this condo again.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/19/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 85 --- We loved our stay here. We took it easy in the morning and evening just hanging out on the lanai. We could see the waves and hear the ocean from the condo. Also delightfullistening to the nighttime rains from the super comfy king bed. We had everything we needed for a great time at the beachfold up beach chairs, snorkeling gear, sun umbrella and boogie board. We walked easily to the beachfront at the next-door Sheraton resort. Poipu Beach is also within walking distance, with calmer surf and snorkeling. Only issue was a snafu getting the key cards on arrival, and that was quickly resolved. We would happily stay here at this condo again.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 85
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/25/19 for Puu Poa 105 --- We had a wonderful stay. The condo was actually larger than I expected, even from the photos. It can get a little hot in the evening, but there are plenty of fans given to utilize and increase comfort. The best thing about the stay was the location. One of the best snorkel beaches in all of our travels throughout the islands was just below us (Hideaways, which is actually two beaches). We snorkeled there numerous times and saw countless turtles, eels, and reef fish. For the less adventuresome, there is plenty of shade. The Princeville Resort is very close (walking distance) and easily utilized (e.g. spa). There is also a pool and outdoor shower conveniently located nearby. I would definitely stay here again.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/25/19 for Puu Poa 105 --- We had a wonderful stay. The condo was actually larger than I expected, even from the photos. It can get a little hot in the evening, but there are plenty of fans given to utilize and increase comfort. The best thing about the stay was the location. One of the best snorkel beaches in all of our travels throughout the islands was just below us (Hideaways, which is actually two beaches). We snorkeled there numerous times and saw countless turtles, eels, and reef fish. For the less adventuresome, there is plenty of shade. The Princeville Resort is very close (walking distance) and easily utilized (e.g. spa). There is also a pool and outdoor shower conveniently located nearby. I would definitely stay here again.
View Property: PUU POA 105
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/17/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- This unit was great. It accommodated our group of 7 perfectly. The unit is perfectly located near the pool, with ocean, golf course, and Mountain Views. The unit itself is very clean and has all the stuff we needed as if we were home. This place is very close to poipu beach and is conveniently located to other activities. Will definitely consider this unit again when we return to Kauai.
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/17/19 for Pili Mai 8I --- This unit was great. It accommodated our group of 7 perfectly. The unit is perfectly located near the pool, with ocean, golf course, and Mountain Views. The unit itself is very clean and has all the stuff we needed as if we were home. This place is very close to poipu beach and is conveniently located to other activities. Will definitely consider this unit again when we return to Kauai.
View Property: PILI MAI 8I
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/18/19 for Poipu Sands 122 --- This is a super clean, bright and spacious condo in Poipu Sands, just steps away from the Grand Hyatt and Shipwreck beach. I stayed with my mother-in-law and 1 year old baby, and it was easy to be together but also have separate space. By far the best asset is the view of Shipwreck beach and the pool. It was a wonderful view to wake up to every morning. Highly recommend!
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/18/19 for Poipu Sands 122 --- This is a super clean, bright and spacious condo in Poipu Sands, just steps away from the Grand Hyatt and Shipwreck beach. I stayed with my mother-in-law and 1 year old baby, and it was easy to be together but also have separate space. By far the best asset is the view of Shipwreck beach and the pool. It was a wonderful view to wake up to every morning. Highly recommend!
View Property: POIPU SANDS 122
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/18/19 for Poipu Shores 101B --- We just finished a 6 night stay at this property. The oceanfront room cannot be beat, we saw sea turtles swimming in the ocean right below our deck at all hours of everyday. The deck is shared with the unit next door but we spent plenty of time out there by ourselves. The pool is just steps away and accessible by room key- the pool was never too busy and at times we even had it to ourselves. The proximity to activities was great too, Poipu Beach isnt far at all along with great restaurants and shopping nearby. As for the condo itself, the bed was comfortable but being oceanfront - we did see some bugs, we expected this though. It was extremely hot and humid when we were there so we were grateful for the air conditioning which worked great throughout the condo - especially the bedroom. We never had issues with parking either. Overall, an amazing stay for us- we felt we lucked out with the views and location. Would definitely recommend !
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/18/19 for Poipu Shores 101B --- We just finished a 6 night stay at this property. The oceanfront room cannot be beat, we saw sea turtles swimming in the ocean right below our deck at all hours of everyday. The deck is shared with the unit next door but we spent plenty of time out there by ourselves. The pool is just steps away and accessible by room key- the pool was never too busy and at times we even had it to ourselves. The proximity to activities was great too, Poipu Beach isnt far at all along with great restaurants and shopping nearby. As for the condo itself, the bed was comfortable but being oceanfront - we did see some bugs, we expected this though. It was extremely hot and humid when we were there so we were grateful for the air conditioning which worked great throughout the condo - especially the bedroom. We never had issues with parking either. Overall, an amazing stay for us- we felt we lucked out with the views and location. Would definitely recommend !
View Property: POIPU SHORES 101B
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/18/19 for Pili Mai 12I --- We had an amazing stay at this condo and would do so again in a heartbeat! First of all, before you even arrive you will get the most detailed and organized information to let you know exactly where and when to check in. When we got there, we had some issues with WiFi and they sent someone out very quickly to fix it. Then on another day we noticed that the sun umbrella was broken and we told management about it simply to inform them that it wasnt us who broke it but they actually went out of their way to deliver a brand new and beautiful big umbrella the next day!! Wow! So accommodating. You really cant go wrong staying here! The place itself is super clean and new. The kitchen is much better equipped than my regular kitchen even! You have everything there to bake and cook. Theres a 4 slice toaster and you will get hooked up with some coffee starter kits when you check in. I also loved that they had some Tupperware for you to use so that you can bring stuff out to the beach in the cooler that is kept in their closet! They also have freezer ice packs to keep things cold!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/18/19 for Pili Mai 12I --- We had an amazing stay at this condo and would do so again in a heartbeat! First of all, before you even arrive you will get the most detailed and organized information to let you know exactly where and when to check in. When we got there, we had some issues with WiFi and they sent someone out very quickly to fix it. Then on another day we noticed that the sun umbrella was broken and we told management about it simply to inform them that it wasnt us who broke it but they actually went out of their way to deliver a brand new and beautiful big umbrella the next day!! Wow! So accommodating. You really cant go wrong staying here! The place itself is super clean and new. The kitchen is much better equipped than my regular kitchen even! You have everything there to bake and cook. Theres a 4 slice toaster and you will get hooked up with some coffee starter kits when you check in. I also loved that they had some Tupperware for you to use so that you can bring stuff out to the beach in the cooler that is kept in their closet! They also have freezer ice packs to keep things cold!
View Property: PILI MAI 12I
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/14/19 for Poipu Sands 222 --- The location of this place was great! Great Vacation Rentals was easy to work with and the inclusion of a rental car was well worth it. We were able to explore the whole island, but also relax in the pool and beaches nearby. The internet was out during our short stay because of an earlier power outage. Unfortunately we had no internet for the first 3 days of our 4 day stay, but they tried to fix it as soon as they could. It also wasnt that big of a deal since we were outside all the time anyways! :)
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/14/19 for Poipu Sands 222 --- The location of this place was great! Great Vacation Rentals was easy to work with and the inclusion of a rental car was well worth it. We were able to explore the whole island, but also relax in the pool and beaches nearby. The internet was out during our short stay because of an earlier power outage. Unfortunately we had no internet for the first 3 days of our 4 day stay, but they tried to fix it as soon as they could. It also wasnt that big of a deal since we were outside all the time anyways! :)
View Property: POIPU SANDS 222
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Poipu Sands 513 --- This condo was a nice and relaxing way to end our Kauai vacation. The lanai with ocean view was quite enjoyable for morning coffee or evening wine. The condo was stocked with cooking supplies and beach gear and is a short walk to shipwreck beach.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Poipu Sands 513 --- This condo was a nice and relaxing way to end our Kauai vacation. The lanai with ocean view was quite enjoyable for morning coffee or evening wine. The condo was stocked with cooking supplies and beach gear and is a short walk to shipwreck beach.
View Property: POIPU SANDS 513
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- For me 'A True test' of customer service is when something goes wrong. GVR was responsive, flexible, understanding and knows the true meaning of "Customer Service".
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Kuhio Shores 201 --- For me 'A True test' of customer service is when something goes wrong. GVR was responsive, flexible, understanding and knows the true meaning of "Customer Service".
View Property: KUHIO SHORES 201
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Pili Mai 10C --- Such an amazing place to stay! The apartment was very clean, spacious, with everything you need and more! The pictures do not do it justice: although it looks nice in the pictures it was even better in reality, comfortable, cozy, with nice touches. It is located close to the shopping center and just a few minutes drive to Shipwreck's beach and the world-famous Poipu Beach. We enjoyed the large swimming pool and hot tub. Good air conditioner was definitely a plus in August. Lanai was a pleasant relaxing place with nice views. Would stay there again!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/15/19 for Pili Mai 10C --- Such an amazing place to stay! The apartment was very clean, spacious, with everything you need and more! The pictures do not do it justice: although it looks nice in the pictures it was even better in reality, comfortable, cozy, with nice touches. It is located close to the shopping center and just a few minutes drive to Shipwreck's beach and the world-famous Poipu Beach. We enjoyed the large swimming pool and hot tub. Good air conditioner was definitely a plus in August. Lanai was a pleasant relaxing place with nice views. Would stay there again!
View Property: PILI MAI 10C
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Pili Mai 10E --- What a great place! Plenty of room for our family with two teenage boys and proximity to beaches, etc. on the south shore was fantastic. There was a nice little welcome packet for us upon arrival and a cooler, chairs, and boogie board for our use. Great spot. Would stay here again!!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Pili Mai 10E --- What a great place! Plenty of room for our family with two teenage boys and proximity to beaches, etc. on the south shore was fantastic. There was a nice little welcome packet for us upon arrival and a cooler, chairs, and boogie board for our use. Great spot. Would stay here again!!
View Property: PILI MAI 10E
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- Very clean- spotless! Super well appointed, even had a coffee grinder for whole bean coffee. Beach chairs, games, boogie boards in the closet. Nice dishwasher, newer appliances. A very comfortable place. I can't think of anything it lacks. Nice place to call home while you are in Kauai.
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- Very clean- spotless! Super well appointed, even had a coffee grinder for whole bean coffee. Beach chairs, games, boogie boards in the closet. Nice dishwasher, newer appliances. A very comfortable place. I can't think of anything it lacks. Nice place to call home while you are in Kauai.
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 248
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 335 --- Good location! We enjoyed easy access to the beach and the athletic club. The condo was well stocked with kitchen utensils and equipment as well as beach chairs / umbrella / boogie board / cooler. The included rental car was extremely easy to set up (recommend skipping the counter and going to the electronic check-in at the airport for the quickest pick-up). Overall a great stay!
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 335 --- Good location! We enjoyed easy access to the beach and the athletic club. The condo was well stocked with kitchen utensils and equipment as well as beach chairs / umbrella / boogie board / cooler. The included rental car was extremely easy to set up (recommend skipping the counter and going to the electronic check-in at the airport for the quickest pick-up). Overall a great stay!
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 335
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2019
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/13/19 for Manualoha 608 --- Really nice property in a great location. Even with no AC, there was a lovely cross breeze and there are lots of overhead and portable fans. Super close to a wonderful deregulate pool with views of the ocean, and quick walk to Poipu Beach. Extremely quite, day and night. Had everything we needed and more. Will definitely be back! Book your stay today :)
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Guest review taken from VRBO on 8/13/19 for Manualoha 608 --- Really nice property in a great location. Even with no AC, there was a lovely cross breeze and there are lots of overhead and portable fans. Super close to a wonderful deregulate pool with views of the ocean, and quick walk to Poipu Beach. Extremely quite, day and night. Had everything we needed and more. Will definitely be back! Book your stay today :)
View Property: MANUALOHA 608
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2019
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- We enjoyed our stay at Kiahuna Plantation #248. The condo was well furnished, clean and was even equipped with boogie boards, beach chairs and a cooler. Everything we needed plus an excellent beach front location. We loved the beautiful grounds of Kiahuna Plantation with the vast lawn areas, tropical foliage and very clean bbq's !
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Guest review taken from Airbnb on 8/13/19 for Kiahuna Plantation 248 --- We enjoyed our stay at Kiahuna Plantation #248. The condo was well furnished, clean and was even equipped with boogie boards, beach chairs and a cooler. Everything we needed plus an excellent beach front location. We loved the beautiful grounds of Kiahuna Plantation with the vast lawn areas, tropical foliage and very clean bbq's !
View Property: KIAHUNA PLANTATION 248