Poipu Crater 12 - Tropical Paradise - Garden/Crater View - AC

Poipu: Poipu Crater Condo, Garden View, AC, 2 BR, 2 bath, sleeps 6, full kitchen, 1094 sq. ft.

  6 guests
  2 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  Has Pool
  1094 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed



Poipu Crater is a truly unique setting - lush and tropical vegetation nestled in an ancient cinder cone crater, just a few hundred feet from the southernmost tip of the island of Kauai.  This 2 bed 2 bathroom condo boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.  Seclusion with expansive garden views, sharing only a single wall with another unit in a 2 unit building.  No upstairs or downstairs neighbors - this is as close to a free-standing condo as you can get.   

AC recently added to aid cooling when the tradewinds die down - this property will keep you cool and comfortable year-round!  Most of the rooms have dramatic vaulted ceilings lending to a Polynesian atmosphere.    

Enjoy the lanai for meals, lounging, and a peaceful place to relax while the tropical trees slowly sway in the breeze.

Poipu Crater is a short walk to either Poipu Beach and Brennecke Beach in one direction and Shipwreck Beach in the other direction.  World-class dining and shopping is a 2-3 minute drive either towards the shops at Kukui'ula or the Grand Hyatt.


Bed Configuration
Master Bedroom - King Bed
Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed
Living Room - Queen Sleeper Sofa

Beach Accessories
Boogie Boards
Beach Towels 



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Mill Valley, US
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2023
Poipu Crater Good location, easy check-in. Good communication with hosts. Prompt response from management to questions we had. Would rent from them again. 1/2/2023 at 3:03 AM
Portland, US
Reviewed: Dec 24, 2022
Property Manager
Everyone we dealt with was super-helpful.
The location is perfect, nestled into a tropical jungle. The pool and clubhouse are first rate. The condo was as advertised and met our needs in every respect.
Portland, US
Reviewed: Dec 22, 2022
Tropical Respite The Poipu Crater is a quiet, tropical enclave just a few minutes' walk from the beaches. The condo is sheltered within jungle greenery and those who share the complex are like-minded quiet people. The accommodations within Number 12 are as advertised. The Koloa Kai Management Company is about the best we've ever encountered for a vacation rental property. Great communication, clear messages, always available to answer inquiries. Check-in was flawless, instructions were complete and helpful. We recommend this venue. Our second stay in the Crater did not disappoint once again. 12/22/2022 at 9:44 PM
Reviewed: Dec 11, 2022
Nice place. Very comfy for our group of four. We spent every morning on the porch having coffee and loved the location! Thanks for the great stay!
Mead , US
Reviewed: Nov 21, 2022
Great place to stay We stayed in #12 and were extremely happy with the location. We had a lot of peace and quiet and lush and beautiful surroundings, which is why we ate all our meals out on the lanai. It was only a 10-minute walk to Brenneke and Poipu Beach, but still away from the busy Poipu area. Great condo for the 5 of us. Lots of space, and had a well-stocked kitchen. 11/20/2022 at 6:16 PM
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2022
Really a delightful place! It was unique in that you drive into a lush crater that is hidden away. Coffee on the balcony porch started each of our relaxed days. The location was great and the pool and tennis court made it like our own little country club. We would choose to stay there again if the opportunity arises.
Oregon City, US
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2022
Property Manager
We enjoyed our stay at Poipu Crater. The property did not reflect the pictures online. Online it appears more open and updated. We were surprised to see the difference. Poor lighting and broken blinds. The property could use some updating. The pool area was probably our most favorite and also how quiet the place was! We will probably not stay there again. I would rate it as a 6 or 7.
Pleasant Hill, US
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2022
The unit was spotless and ready for us early. The kitchen was the best-appointed kitchen I've ever seen at a rental property. Parking was close to the unit as were the swimming pool and barbecues. A short walk takes you to Poipu beach. Never used the air conditioning. Instead, we opened up the house and used the overhead fans. A very nice property. Reviewer location - Pleasant Hill Date of arrival - August 24, 2022
Modesto, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2022
Wonderful Stay This place was just perfect for our grown people 8/23/2022 at 6:41 PM
Temecula, CA, US
Reviewed: Jul 24, 2022
Perfect for making family memories Our family of 5 stayed a little over a week. Everything was PERFECT! The location, having a full kitchen, the washer and dryer, and we loved the lanai. It was a great place to be together. Can't rave enough about having AC! In the middle of July, that was a must. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything. 7/24/2022 at 6:30 PM
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2022
Poipu Crater #12 was cozy and quiet for our family of 4. We liked the small but well-appointed kitchen with nice dishware, and pots/pans. We also liked the comfortable and tastefully decorated living room and clean furniture. The grounds were very quiet, peaceful, and convenient, easy to get to the pool, and our car parked right outside, which is a nice departure from the huge Hyatt resort and the Poipu hustle and bustle a few minutes away. The location of Poipu Crater is very convenient and close to Poipu and Brennekke's beach and Lawai beach with great snorkeling. The only minor negative points were that the dining room furniture and lanai furniture were a bit large for the cozy space, such that it was a bit difficult for us to move around in those spaces. Also, the downstairs shower was pretty small, so we just showered in the upstairs shower which was very nice. Lastly, for a shoes-off place, the off-white rug leading upstairs was a bit dirty. Reviewer location - San Francisco Date of arrival - June 30, 2022
Reviewed: Jul 6, 2022
Property Manager
We really didnt need assistance during our stay. It was very easy to get in and easy to find everything. I had no issues while staying there.
We enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and very easy. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes. It felt like a home away from home. There was beach chairs and boogie boards. I loved that. I just felt very comfortable and do did my kids. My son said the pull out sofa was super comfortable.
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2022
We loved our stay at Koloa Kai. We had an easy check-in. Parking is perfect right by the unit. There was plenty of space for our family. Very close to the beach. My favorite thing about the place is it feels very homey. They have things for you to borrow for the beach which I really appreciated. They left chocolates on arrival which felt very welcoming. Things were labeled to assist with figuring out lights and fans. The area was quiet and I liked that. I feel like the host really tried to think of everything you would need while staying there. Thank you
Reviewed: Jun 25, 2022
Property Manager
Santee, US
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022
Property Manager
Excellent customer service, would not hesitate booking direct next time.
Easy check-in and the unit was very clean. Located in a secluded community with beautiful tropical foliage views from the lanai that we enjoyed daily for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Pool area was nice and clean and had a ping pong table that the kids enjoyed. Mattresses could be a little thicker and the unit does have an older musty smell to it, but overall we had a great stay and wouldnt hesitate to stay again.
Ames, US
Reviewed: Jun 8, 2022
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jun 6, 2022
The property is just as described. Short walk to the beach. Incredibly clean. Great hosts! Date of arrival - May 28, 2022
Reviewed: May 23, 2022
The Koloa Kai was great, exactly as advertised. The Lanai was great and we used it every morning. Also, the beach supplies provided were so convenient and appreciated. This was one of the smoothest Air BNB experiences we have had.
Rancho Mission Viejo, US
Reviewed: May 18, 2022
Awesome stay! Quaint and quiet area within walking distance of Poipu and Shipwreck beaches Date of arrival - May 1, 2022
Glen Allen, US
Reviewed: Mar 22, 2022
We stayed at Poipu Crater until 12 in mid-March. The place was beautiful, spacious, and equipped with everything you need including games, kitchen appliances, beach toys, and a washer/dryer. It is a short walk to a couple of different beaches, lava rock waterfront, and restaurants. We spent every morning on the rocky coast watching the whales while having our morning coffee. I would definitely stay here again.
Glen Allen, US
Reviewed: Mar 21, 2022
great stay This location was great for a short walk to beaches, hikes, and restaurants. The spacious condo offered two good-sized bedrooms and full bathrooms in addition to multiple common spaces. The upstairs room has an AC unit while the downstairs does not. Although the back porch could use more lighting it was a nice area to enjoy a meal. The kitchen was stocked with everything from kids' needs to storage containers. Although we didn't do any cooking at home, the kitchen seemed to be appropriately stocked to do so. We were happily surprised with some beach chairs, boogie boards, toys, a beach cart, and other miscellaneous beach things. The pool is visible from the porch and had grills as well as an indoor cooking/seating area available to all. Overall this condo gave us everything we needed for our stay. Our only complaint was the mattresses on the beds as you could feel the springs. 3/21/2022 at 2:58 PM
South Lake Tahoe, US
Reviewed: Mar 14, 2022
My stay at Poipu Crater I found the property clean and as advertised. I would recommend it to friends, and I would stay again 3/14/2022 at 1:59 PM
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2022
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay here. Its super close to our favorite beach (Poipu beach), shops, restaurants, and walking paths. The grounds are beautiful to walk around and you can enjoy them by playing tennis, swimming in the swimming pool, playing ping pong, having a BBQ, etc. The rental is equipped with a kitchen, a washer, and dryer, a really nice patio with awesome beach gear. The place itself is not new by any means and you have to understand that it can use a few areas of improvement, but after messaging the hosts, we had our problems fixed in a reasonable time. For example, we had a patio door that wouldnt lock, but by the next day, they fixed it. The blow dryer was old and not working, but we were provided a new one. The blinds do not close, but they are in the process of fixing those they told us. Some of the power outlets werent working, but this also got fixed. So, I would rate the hosts really high in listening to concerns and solving them. They also listened to my concern about traveling with a baby and promised us that there would be a pack n play the night we arrived. The ball was dropped on this the 1st night, but luckily we messaged them and by our 2nd night we got the pack n play which made our stay so much better! This wasnt a part of the description so I really appreciated them doing this for us. One major suggestion would be to change the bed frame in the downstairs bedroom. Its awful because the frame sticks out quite far and so your knees keep hitting it and youll be left with some bad bruises. Thank you for letting us stay! We appreciate all your help with our trip to Kauai!
South Lake Tahoe, US
Reviewed: Feb 28, 2022
Great location in Poipu This property was in a great location. The condo was nicely decorated and had everything that we needed for our trip. Boogie boards, coolers, cooking utensils, and more. The owners were very quick to respond and very helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to make it back soon! Thank you again! 2/28/2022 at 8:48 PM
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2022
Beautiful, and convenient location. Easy check-in. Good communication. Lots of appliances, and a full kitchen. Good times.


Check-in: 4 pm 
Check out: 11 am

All reservations require a 25% payment to hold chosen dates. 
• 45 days prior to arrival, the remaining balance is due in full

• Reservations canceled 30 days or more prior to arrival date are 100% refundable.   

Kauai is in a climate that is considered to be both tropical and within a rainforest category, known for its lush flora and fauna.  The environmental factors create a situation where pests (insects) are nearly impossible to eradicate from every property constantly.  Many bugs fly in when a door is open at night or are simply small enough to come in through screens on windows and sliding doors.  For this reason, Koloa Kai engages regular quarterly pest control in every property to keep the pests at bay.  Despite these efforts, it is possible to have pests in your property, and if that happens, Koloa Kai will take all measures possible as quickly as possible to mitigate any issues.  Any monetary compensation, refunds or discounts will be given solely at the discretion of Koloa Kai and will only be available in situations where the company agrees that an infestation has occurred.  Koloa Kai reserves the right to investigate and provide remediation of any pest issue. The mere presence of pests in the property shall not constitute grounds for monetary compensation.

Koloa Kai LLC provides only short-term rentals with a maximum reservation of 30 days.  Each reservation is fully documented and provides for a fixed date and time for check-in and check-out, rental rates, associated fees, and all other requirements required by local and state law.  If a guest books consecutive reservations where the check-out and check-in dates are concurrent, then a cleaning fee will be assessed, and a Koloa Kai designated cleaning professional/inspector will have unrestricted access to the property for the purposes of cleaning and inspection of the property.  During the time between reservations, described by the check-out time and check-in time specifically, the guests shall vacate the property so that the designated cleaning professional/inspector can conduct a full reservation clean and inspection in accordance with Koloa Kai’s standard practice.  Guest access to the property shall be restricted specifically to the date/times of the reservation documentation and may not be extended upon verbal or text message confirmation.  

Hawaii Laws require that GET (4.712%), Kauai TAT (3.0%) and TAT (10.25%) taxes apply to the cleaning fee. 

Hawaii TAT license #TA-034-221-1072-01
Hawaii GET license #GE-034-221-1072-01

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