Just a hop, skip, and a jump from the ocean sits this warm and inviting vacation rental, complete with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and all the essential comforts for a tropical getaway. Cruise on one of the shared bikes, with the boogie boards and beach chairs in tow, to Poipu Beach, or make your way North for hiking through the lush canyons of Waimea Canyon State Park. After the adventures of your choosing, head home to whip up a meal in the full kitchen and relax on the furnished lanai.
BEACHES: Brennecke's Beach (0.3 miles), Poipu Beach (0.5 miles), Kiahuna Beach (1.9 miles), Salt Pond Park (14.2 miles), Hanalei Bay (44.9 miles)
OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS: Wailua Falls (18.0 miles), Waimea Canyon State Park (29.7 miles), Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park (38.2 miles), Kalalau Trail (51.5 miles), Queen's Bath (43.1 miles)
GOLF: Poipu Bay Golf Course (1.2 miles), The Ocean Course at Hokuala (14.6 miles), Wailua Golf Course (17.6 miles)
THINGS TO DO: Old Koloa Town (3.0 miles), Snorkeling Koloa Landing (2.0 miles), Kauai Backcountry Adventures (14.9 miles), Fern Grotto (21.4 miles), Na Pali Riders Raft Tours (19.3 miles), Hawaii Movie Tour (14.7 miles), Kilauea Lighthouse (38.7 miles)
AIRPORT: Lihue Airport (14.8 miles)
It was perfect for my husband and me, and my daughter and boyfriend. It was no problem sharing the one bathroom. There was the gorgeous partial view of the ocean and the mountains. The kitchen had everything we needed and they even had beach towels for us. It was a very cozy cottage so close to the beach. The hosts were so nice to have the air conditioning running by the time we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed staying there.The only cons I had was that the bed frame in the left room was not stable and the bed Box frame would drop a little and cause the bed to bend in the middle. Also there were no beach chairs below in the storage space.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
We had booked this location as well as another unit owned by Gio for 9 people and had an amazing time. This unit had great views, all the essential amenities in the kitchen, plenty of towels (beach and regular), and a great a/c system. The place was very clean, cozy and a 5-minute walk down to Poipu Beach.
Gio was a great host and made our stay even better. He was extremely accomodating, helpful and friendly. He gave us great recommendations for hikes, beaches, food and more. Gio also took some of our group on an amazing hike that our rental car would not have been able to handle.
They also provided a range of beach essentials - snorkels, boogie boards, chairs, coolers and more that we were able to access at any time.
We highly recommend staying in this, or any other units owned by this host - you won't find a better price/experience for a spot like this!
We loved staying in this property and were blown away by Gio's helpfulness and attention to our needs. He kindly went out of his way to make check in smooth (even though we accidentally showed up way too early) and checked in with us to make sure we were doing okay. When he heard that my mother in law got hurt, he immediately offered to drive us to a clinic. He even offered to show us a secret beach and connected us with a massage therapist, which we'll definitely take advantage of on our next trip. We 100% will be back to stay. My family has been visiting Poipu for the past 20 years in various condos, resorts and homes and the quality for the price on this one literally cannot be beat. Absolute Gem. Thank you Gio! See you soon.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
Gio is an amazing host, and very easy to get in contact with. If you ask him, he can suggest places to hike and eat, and fun activities to do around the island. Also, he offers paid services such as surfboarding lessons and in-house massages.
Overall, I am very satisfied that I have booked this location. Other than being very clean and having the basic house and beach essentials (towels, cooking appliances, sunblock, personal hygiene essentials, beach chairs, snorkeling, etc.), you do not have to worry about seeing any exotic bugs or geckos inside the house. It is an ideal location to stay at if you are planning to do any paid excursions since the travel for most of the meeting locations for the excursions is under a 35-minute drive. Lastly, if you are home during the evening, you can easily see the sunset and ocean from your home.
Two women of four are writing this review for this amazing property.
From Katie-This was my first trip to Hawaii, and Malia Makai did not disappoint. With plenty of space for 6 people, my girls and I had a blast. The location was perfect, less than a five minute walk to the beach. It was also local to the excursions we had planned. Gio, the host was very sweet and knowledgeable of the island and took us on excursions as well.
Roz- This was my second time in Hawaii and was for sure my favorite trip. This beautiful and perfectly positioned property couldn’t have been in a more perfect location near the beach and other shops/restaurants. We could see the ocean over coffee every morning then just a 5 min walk to get your feet in the sand. We loved how clean the property was and that we didn’t have to rent items like towels, snorkeling gear, chairs, etc ALL PROVIDED BY THE HOST! Gio knew where we could get every local experience on the island from tubing through a cave to learning how to surf. I’ve traveled through 35 states and 17 countries and you’re not going to get a more personalized, laid back excursion experience for this price. We used the washer and dryer under the unit at no charge. Gio brought us an extra blanket in record timing because the air conditioner worked better than most places I’ve stayed. If you rent a car, I’d still recommend using Gio’s services for many of the excursions because our rental car almost got stuck on one of them. He has a huge truck that is more conducive for traveling some of the roads in Kauai. There is a 100% chance we will book this property again after this experience! Thank you again Gio for your over the top hospitality! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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