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Linda H. says
Everything was perfect!!!
Beautiful home and views! So clean. Very friendly staff! The key pad on the outside was not working and neither was the trash compactor but neither posed a problem as we did not need to use either of them.
Mahalo Linda for your 5-star review and feedback! Our apologies for any inconvenience you experienced with the trash compactor We will have someone take a look and make any necessary repairs right away. Thank you for letting us know. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Aloha and a hui hou!
Nathan D. says
Amazing vacation home
My family loved this home! It was spacious enough for the 4 of us yet we all spent most of our time together in the main living area. The views of the ocean were some of the best we had ever seen. We saw dolphins, sea turtles and stingrays swimming right outside our balcony. It’s a great location, you can see poipu beach from the property and there are lots of great restaurants and shops nearby.
The Pictures Say It All!
We stayed at this condo late April 2019 for 5 nights. We picked this condo for a few reasons: it was right on the water, it had AC, and the pictures looked like it was a nice place inside and out. Well I can tell you that the pictures are exactly what we found! The interior was exactly as shown and the furnishings were very comfortable and everything was in good shape. The kitchen was wonderful to cook in, the bathrooms were nicely done with large showers, and everything was very clean.
We especially enjoyed our time out on the wonderful covered lanai. It was very private with an amazing view of the sunset each evening, crashing waves, a constant stream of turtles in the water, several whale sightings (including a couple that breached right in front of us!), and a pod of dolphins. The outdoor furniture looked to be fairly new, it was comfortable and, and we spent most our our waking time while at the condo on the lanai. We were so sad we had to leave and we would definitely recommend it, we hope to return in the future.
One note on the AC that I would like to mention. There are 2 units, one controls the main area and the other controls the 2 bedroom areas. The main area and the master bedroom cooled down nicely, but the 2nd bedroom was always rather stuffy and warm and a bit uncomfortable. It took about 6 hrs to get the place cooled down, but the AC was just great to have and worked very well in all rooms but the 2nd bedroom.
Mahalo B&L for your 5-star review and comments. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. We will be sure to get a technician to look at the second bedroom AC to ensure it ts working properly. We look forward to hosting you again soon. A hui hou.
Location and quality of furnishings
Easy to check in and to check out plus very responsive when we contacted Parrish.
It’s always better than expected. That’s so hard to say about any hotel.
Everyone was great. Always friendly and professional. I’ve rented from Parrish several times and plan to return in the future. We have recommended Parrish to all our friends. Why stay in hotel when you can stay in luxury and privacy. The location was amazing. The views were fantastic. Able to see turtles, pod of dolphins, and many whales. Even got to see a full breach. Parrish needs a strong social media platform. I know myself and friends would promote heavy. Your properties deserve more promotion. My biggest fear with this suggestion is letting others know about our secret. ????
Mahalo Adam for the 5-star review, comments and recommendations. Please check us out on Facebook and Instagram as we are very active there. Mahalo and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Ira & Emily says
If you want to see how the top 1% lives at a very reasonable rate then I recommend Makahuena Unit 5-203. I have travelled extensively and stayed at luxurious places; this is on par with the best of them. The wrap-around deck with ocean views, the open living areas and magnificent bathrooms and kitchen all make for a wonderful and rememberable trip. It helped that on the first day, we saw dolphins and sea turtles right from our window. I can not thank Kay at Maui Vacation Consultants enough for recommending and booking this property.
Beautiful space and views.
This place is lovely, with a beautiful sleek interior and a great deck for wave watching. We counted sea turtles over our morning coffee. One huge bedroom and attached bath, and one smaller. Poipu is a fun little town, packed with history and great restaurants. Altogether a great stay.
Teresa F. says
Besides the outstanding unit it would be the ease of the booking process. The information provided was great and the staff was very attentative. The company had the best selection of units and offices on the island so your team members would be part of the community. Website was easy to use and had all the information you needed. It was the best equipped unit I have ever had. We rent at a minimum of two times a year and this was our 5th return to Kauai and it was the best condo unit we have had on the island. My only complaint was the pillows. For us they were too hard. Suggestion would be extra light in the 2nd bedrooom as it could be dark at night.
Mahalo Teresa for your review and comments. We hope to host you again soon.
Janice B. says
Perfection in Paradise
We could have spent the entire week on the lanai! The sites and sounds are amazing. The unit is beautiful and well-equipped. Hikes, beaches, restaurants… are all within walking distance or a short drive.
Thanks for your review. We also spend most of our time on the Lanai when we stay. We love watching the turtles. Please visit Kauai again.
John S. says
We recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary in Kauai. We looked at several homes on the island and decided to go “all in” on this one. When you arrive you are met by a spectacular picture of the Kauai Tree Tunnel. In fact, the entire home is filled with pictures from local photographers and each one adds a little”pop” to the room. When we booked this home we were a bit skeptical of the views that we would see. I assumed that the picture of water splashing by the lanai was never going to happen. I could not have been more wrong. It was constant. We could sit for hours at night, just listening to the waves crash against the rocks. On numerous occasions we could see Sea Turtles in the water. In the winter I would assume a few whales would be visible from the lanai too. We had great weather and the sunsets were spectacular. The kitchen is spacious with plenty of cookware. The master bedroom led out to the very large lanai and that was the first place we went to when we got up in the morning. The 2nd bedroom was perfect my my 2 boys. The bathrooms were very spacious and when we remodel our upstairs bathroom my wife wants to replicate the shower from this home. The home is a short walk to the beach and several local restaurants. I would also add that the owners (John & Trisha) were very receptive to questions before our trip. Despite the time difference they always got back to me promptly and gave me several suggestions on where to eat and snorkeling for the boys. The pool and community hot-tub were nice but we didn’t really spend much time there. There is nothing negative I can say about this home. We will most certainly be back.
Thanks John for taking the time to write your review. Please come back soon.
Staying in this unit was one of the highlights of our Hawaii vacation! It truly is as advertised. We loved sitting on the lanai and watching the waves roll in and crash against the rocks and shoot through the blowhole.
The condo had everything you needed for a great vacation. The decor was updated and the artwork of the island was gorgeous. It was nice to have the A/C too in the late afternoon – which is a rarity in this complex.
The pool was relatively quiet and enjoyable. The walk towards Shipwreck beach was a nice morning walk.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope you plan to visit Kauai again soon.
Angelique C. says
This was a fantastic unit with the best view on the island!
The internet had a repair which was handled within 48 hours.
We are very picky in where we stay on our vacations and are big critics of most vacation rental homes. When we walked into this unit we were amazed at how nice it was. There was beautiful Koa wood doors and cabinets throughout. The décor and furnishings were first class and very tropical. No cheap stick Hawaiian furniture here. The view was fabulous with the ocean just below the lanai. The lanai was huge. The crashing ocean at night was very soothing. The central air conditioning really helped on a couple of warm days. Thanks for allowing us to stay in your home.
One of the best places I have rented in Hawaii! Very well stocked kitchen, towels and chairs for the beach. Incredible view and comfortable. Only wish would be to have stayed longer. It was as advertised and more.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We would love for you to come back again soon.
K Robert S says
The condo was newly remodeled and newly furnished, it was lovely, but the view from the wrap around lanai was fabulous and unbeatable. We loved sitting out to watch the sunrise and set (not directly in front). Outside on the lanai it did get very hot during the late afternoon. Overall this was a beautiful, clean, well maintained condo with amazing directly on the ocean views. We never tired of the sound and look of the waves splashing on the rocks right below the condo.
The air conditioning worked well for this springtime stay. It kept the master bedroom and bath, the main living, dining and kitchen areas cooled. It was not needed every fiat, but great to have when we did need it. The guest bedroom and bath do not have a/c.
Access to the condo is quite a walk from the parking area. The community swimming pool and hot tub is right outside the condo, so that can be very noisy at times. Some of the time there were very loud talking adults and continuously screaming and playing children. This was a little annoying now and then, but overall we would stay here again. The noise echoed throughout the center of the complex and into that side of the home.
The view of whales, turtles, crashing waves was amazing and very worth a stay. There are many amenities inside this condo making it very comfortable. The furniture was very new and the condo was very clean. We loved the lanai sliding doors that slide into the wall to open the entire front of the condo. The screens are clean, new and efficient which would make a difference during seasons with mosquitoes.
Even though this is a very beautiful no smoking allowed condo, we did notice smoke coming from elsewhere on the property. The complex is nice, and as soon as all of the new roofing is finished, it will make the whole complex even nicer.
As far as the beds and bedding, they were comfortable enough, but I like smoother and softer sheets.
Choose this spacious and comfortable condo for a gorgeous, awe inspiring view.
Mahalo K Robert S for your 5-star review and comments. We will be sure to pass on the the smoking comment to the complex manager to ensure they are enforcing the rules correctly. Aloha and A hui hou.
Makahuena #5203 review
Have visited the Makahuena many times and the 1st time staying in this unit and was very pleased with the unit and all that it had to offer. I was very pleased with the furnishings and plan on making return trips and hopefully will be able to rent the unit again.
Stacy H. says
If you want to be wowed when you walk in, have AC and see turtles everyday then stay here. Beautiful property that is also very functional. The layout of property was perfect. Impressive interior and lanai. Just loved my stay here! Thank you for maintaining such a beautiful property!! Lots of great memories made. We hope to be back!
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We look forward to having you visit again.
Cynthia T. says
Pat Finberg was very helpful. I also thought the very young receptionist at the Poipu office was super friendly. The cleaning person who was arriving as we were leaving a was additionally extra friendly. The personnel we have met and worked with have all been the best. If the property description could include the last time the bed and bedding was replaced, that would be of super helpful interest to us. We also think an available wagon of some sort for the Makahuena property (5203) would be most helpful for convenience of moving groceries and luggage to and from the parking lot and condo. We liked the view and the comfort to be inside or outside even during rainy or sunshiny and hot weather. The whole wall sliding doors with superior screens were a fabulous treat. The properties offered by Parrish and the Parrish consistent property representation. In other words, Parrish properties are what is advertised by Parrish. I also like the rating system of the level of quality of furnishings. In almost every instance for our rentals fro Parrish, we have found the descriptions accurate. (Only one time a few years ago were we disappointed with the furnishings. I do wish they could get a handle on bed replacement as being part of the description.
Mahalo Cynthia for your review, comments and continued loyalty. We will look into how we can keep track of the mattress replacements and the wagon as that is a great idea…we will pass that on to the owner. We look forward to hosting you again soon.
David c. says
OUT FRONT RIGHT ON THE WATER
This is by far the nicest unit we have ever stayed in Hawaii. We have been coming to Maui and Kauai for 20 years and we were taken back when we saw the view from this unit. The crashing surf was less than 15 feet away. We saw turtles, dolphins and spinner dolphins the whole time while we were there. The interior has been completely redone in the best of taste. Really liked the view of the ocean from the Master Bathroom. Nice touch! Thanks for sharing your home.
Joe W. says
BEST VIEW IN ALL OF POIPU
We have stayed in a few resorts on Kauai, but none have been so close to the water as this one was. We use to stay at Whalers Cove, but heard this unit had air conditioning so we thought we would give it a try. The crashing surf was amazing and the sound of the water rocked us to sleep. The unit was totally remodeled in the best of taste. Nothing spared here. Lanai was unbelievable. Air conditioning really helped a couple of days.
adam w. says
A PERFECT HONEYMOON
We stayed in this unit for 8 nights and hardly ever left, as it is so nice. The views of the crashing water on the rocks and the coastline were like something you would see in an advertisement. We ate almost every meal on the very large lanai and got some good naps listening to the sound of the ocean right off our lanai. Interior was remodeled and very nicely done. The see through from the master bath to the ocean was special and really different. Loved the air conditioning as it was a little warm while we were there.
phil c. says
FIRST TRIP TO KAUAI
We have gone to Maui for several years and decided to try Kauai for this trip. The Island is lush and more beautiful than Maui. We stayed in a condo in the Makahuena development. It was the nicest place we have ever stayed in with very nice furnishings and attention to detail everywhere. It felt very Hawaiian. The view was the highlight as the unit sits right on the Ocean. We could hear the crashing surf in every room along with great sunsets. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Robert W. says
This was by far the best view on the island. We had heavy surf crashing on the lava coast the entire week. The unit was nicely furnished and very comfortable with the exception of the second bedroom. There is no air conditioning in this room for some reason. The rest of the unit has air and with the high humidity, by leaving the lanai sliders open, the temps would make it uncomfortable to sleep.
During our week’s stay at this unit, we knew going in that the complex was going to get new roofing. This roofing project was supposed to start on September 18th and begin with our unit. We didn’t think it would be too big of a problem dealing with the construction noise but when we arrived on October 11th (almost a full month after the project was to start), they were just getting a good start on the roof at our unit. One night we had a pretty good rain and spent a couple hours moving furniture and setting pots and pans around the unit to catch the rainwater coming through the roof. The condo management company did what they could but they didn’t have any control over the roofing contractors. Made our stay a bit less than perfect. I would say that if air was ducted into the 2nd bedroom and they get the roofing done, I would definitely give it 5 full stars. Oh ya, with the roofing project going on, they occupied several of the limited parking spaces in the lot. We did find a spot each day but it sure made it tight.
Thank you for writing a review of our property. We were a little surprised to hear you listed the issues with the roofing project as a negative to the unit and one of the reason you gave it a “4” instead of a “5” rating. As you say, the project was delayed and out of our control. You were called by our management company before your arrival and were offered to either be moved to another unit or to receive a 20% discount. You chose the 20% discount. The discount was given to you to compensate for any discomfort since you chose not to be moved. Most units on the South Shore do not have air conditioning and because of their construction constraints, never will. We went to great effort and expense to install 2 very large central separate units with 2 condensers to cover an 1800 square foot unit.
Diane S. says
JUST LIKE BEING ON A CRUISE SHIP
We had rented this owner’s home on Maui before and decided to go to Kauai this time and stay in their unit there. When you enter this beautiful unit and look out through the stacked sliders, you feel like you are on a Cruise Ship. Water everywhere as the unit sits on the very edge of Makahuena Point with the ocean straight below. They really spent some money and effort in remodeling this unit with koa wood everywhere. Everything is new and in the best of taste and quality. The Plantation look gives it a very tropical feel. It has central air, which is hard to find on Kauai, especially an Oceanfront unit, but we did not even use it, as we wanted to hear the waves crashing against the rocks. You won’t find a nicer unit or a better location.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Same Great View But Everything Is Brand New With Air Conditioning
We stayed in this unit a year ago and loved it, but the weather on Kauai can get quite warm. They have now remodeled this unit and it has air conditioning. Additionally everything is new and done first class. The view is still the reason we came back as it is spectacular.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Our Romantic Anniversary Getaway
We spent our Honeymoon in this unit and we just returned for our 3rd Anniversary. This is our favorite place to stay in all of Hawaii. It is always refreshing to walk through the front door and see the ocean crash right below the lanai. It makes you forget all your troubles back home. Kauai is our first choice and this unit is the most romantic spot we have ever found. Sunsets and the skies full of stars at night were fantastic during this trip. Hope to be back before our 5th
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We were amazed with the view. As you walk through this unit you see the ocean out every window and slider. We have never stayed so close to the water. We sat for hours and watched the turtles and dolphins. The unit was huge and had everything we needed. Thanks for letting us share your home.
Thank you for your nice review.
You are literally setting on the edge of the cliff with the water crashing on the rocks below. We took naps on the lanai listening to the waves. The unit is very large and has all things you would ever need. We saw turtles every day. We have stayed in this owner’s unit on Maui a few times, but our first visit to Kauai. We will definitely be back.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
What a location. We were so surprised when we walked through the door and saw the view. Crashing surf, turtles, sunsets and much more. We were there for a short stay, then we went off to Maui. We wished we could have stayed longer. The unit was very large and full of supplies. We have never seen such a large lanai in all our visits to Hawaii.
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Trudy K. says
Beautiful unit and great location
Trudy K. says
Wonderful condo with fabulous view
This place was amazing. Extremely well furnished. The view was fantastic. Short walk to beach. No AC but it was not needed after the sun went down. I would really recommend it
Mahalo Trudy. We look forward to welcoming you back to Makahuena soon. Aloha!
LOVED THE LANAI
I could not get my wife to come in from the Lanai. She spent all her time, and mine too, outside. It is a huge wrap around lanai and the unit sits right on the Ocean. We ate our meals, took naps and watched some of the most beautiful sunsets from this lanai. This is a very private corner unit. We hated to leave.
Thank you for taking the time to write the review
lorie c. says
NO QUESTION, THIS IS OCEANFRONT
We have traveled to Hawaii many times over the years and have experienced different units that are called “Oceanfront”. None compare to this place. You literally can get sprayed on the lanai. The surf here is very active and soothing. We will be back!
Thank you for such a nice review
RIGHT ON THE OCEAN
We stayed in this unit for 8 nights and never got tired of hearing the crashing of the ocean waves. You could not get any closer to the water. With the condo in the front of the complex, it is also very private. The interior is large, but we spent most of our time on the huge lanai. Everyday, we saw turtles swimming in the cove. It was everything promised and more. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
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Steve W. says
Very Romatic Spot
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your incredible condo. This unit was the main ingredient to the most memorable vacation we have ever taken. Everything we needed and wanted was at the condo. The views were incredible, and the location, in our opinion, was the best on the Island. The sunsets on the lanai were priceless and looked like something out of a magazine ad. We saw so many turtles that we lost count. We plan on coming back and will definitely recommend this unit to everyone heading that way. Once again, thank you very much for making our 10th anniversary one we will never forget.
Thank you very much for your nice review. Please come back again for another Anniversary.
A Great Happy Honeymoon Spot
We came to Poipu for our honeymoon. We stayed in this unit based on the reviews and were not disappointed. It has 180 degree views of the ocean and it could not be closer to the water. We had flawless weather for 8 days and maximized the use of the huge lanai for all our meals. It’s walking distance to Poipu Beach where we went snorkeling. Nights were so relaxing listening to the crashing surf all night long. I’m certain we’ll be back to celebrate anniversaries at this romantic spot.
We are so glad you had a great Honeymoon at our unit. It a nice romantic location and hope you will come back on your Anniversaries.
We stayed 10 days in this lovely condo and it was perfect for our family of four. The sound of the ocean could be heard throughout the unit as you could not get closer to the crashing surf. The location was close to beaches, restaurants and many walking paths to take. The view was amazing. We saw whales, dolphins and sea turtles from the Lanai. Just Perfect!
Thank you, your feedback is appreciated.
Dana B. says
What a Location!
We have been to Kauai a few times, but never stayed at Makahuena at Poipu. This was a very pleasant surprise, especially the unit we stayed in. It has to have the best location in the complex. The views of the crashing surf and sunsets were spectacular. The suite was quite roomy and the wrap around lanai was huge. Everything you would need was furnished and furnished well. We will definitely return.
"Front Row" location
We just stayed 10 nights in this lovely unit and enjoyed ourselves every minute. It could not be any closer to the water as it is truly “Front Row”. We ate all our meals and watched the sunsets on the huge wrap around lanai. We slept like babies being rocked to sleep by the ocean waves. We have already booked next year and will be thinking of our next visit throughout the year.
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Easy reservation process, credible property descriptions, friendly & helpful staff. Check-in/check-out was simple. I don’t recall the name of the person who checked us in, but she was very helpful. We arrived about 90 minutes before check-in time and she immediately contacted the property owner to see if we could get in a bit early. The property location is excellent, and is well-stocked and welcoming.
We look forward to our next visit and will definitely look at Parrish properties, including Makahuena 5203. Thank you, Greg Gethers