Poipu Crater

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Extenuating Circumstances Policy
Cancellation Policy
If Cancellation notice is received more than 30 days (31+) prior to the check-in date, a cancellation fee equal to 10% of the Reservation Grand Total will be forfeited and the balance will be refunded. If Cancellation notice is received between 30-15 days prior to the check-in date, a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the Reservation Grand Total will be forfeited and the balance will be refunded. If Cancellation notice is received less than 14 days or less prior to the check-in date, the full booking amount of rent and taxes will be forfeited. The Security Deposit and any pre-collected cleaning fees will be refunded. As courtesy to our Guest, if Agent is able to rebook any portion of the canceled reservation, Guest will be refunded to the extent that Agent is able to re-book the Property. Refunds will be issued within 7 days from receipt of written cancellation to the payment method used in the initial deposit. Credit card fees and travel insurance are non-refundable.
  • Living room
    Living room
  • Shared Pool
    Shared Pool
  • Lanai with tropical views
    Lanai with tropical views
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
    Dining area
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • guest bedroom
    guest bedroom
  • BBQ area
    BBQ area

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms


Tucked away in the heart of an extinct volcano, Poipu Crater Resort offers lush tropical gardens, privacy and comfort. Perched on the upper rim of the crater, perfectly situated to enjoy sunny mornings and cool tradewinds in the afternoon. This unit provides all the amenities guests might need, including a well-appointed kitchen, high speed WiFi and the perfect place for your morning coffee on the covered lanai. The tastefully furnished interior provides comfortable seating while enjoying the picturesque view through the large living room window.
Centrally located in Poipu, the property is only a short walk or drive to some of the most beautiful beaches, outstanding restaurants, award-winning spas, and exceptional opportunities for golf, shopping, whale-watching, snorkeling and surfing.
Guest assistance is available throughout your stay. An Elite Property Manager will greet you upon check-in with a beautiful locally-sourced aloha gift basket. Concierge services also enable guests to easily arrange for activities, dinner reservations, massages, and anything else the island has to offer. Relaxation and adventure await in this lovely Hawaiian hideaway.

Hawaii Tax ID: TA-188-457-5744-01

A/C Notes: Portable A/C unit in master bedroom. Please make sure to turn off A/C when not at the property. Kauai is a tropical island. Your vacation may be interrupted by rain, wind, storms, warm weather etc. Houses and condos on Kauai do not typically have air conditioning. We depend on the trade winds to cool the islands down, there will be times where things stay a bit warmer usually during the summer months, June thru September. Please note that if the property you are booking does not state that there is air-conditioning on its description or amenity list, and you need to have AC, please contact our Reservations team and we would be glad to help you find an appropriate property that will suite your needs. No refunds or adjustments will be given due to not having AC on property.


24Hr Check-In
Self Check In / Check Out
Children Welcome
Pets Not Allowed
Smoking Not Allowed
Free Parking
Ceiling fans
Air Conditioning
Long Term Stays Allowed
Satellite or Cable TV
Laptop Friendly
I-Pod Station / Bluetooth Speaker
Community Pool
Coffee Maker
Dishes Utensils
Beach Towels
Cooler - Ice Chest
House Cleaning Optional ($)
Other Services Concierge ($)
Other Services Private Chef ($)
Other Services Massage ($)
Hair Dryer
Parking space
Private Entrance
Lock Box
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Car Necessary
Car Recommended
Near Ocean
Mountain View
Garden View
Beach Equipment Rentals Available ($)

Guest Reviews of Poipu Crater

Koloa , HI

Review by Abigail S
Loved this location. Came to kauai with my parents and we got to cook breakfast here every morning and eat in the outside table and was so beautiful♡ loved the trees surrounding us and the quietness and tranquility. Would come back here♡
5 out of 5 stars

Review by Kayvon F
The location in Poipu crater is excellent. It's about a 12-15 minute walk to Poipu Beach park. The place has a very comfortable vibe given that it's on the slope of a crater, so the back side of the unit is well above ground despite entering the front door on ground level. (You feel like you are in a treehouse when in the living room and out on the lanai.) There are also very high ceilings throughout the unit. It is also quite spacious, with in unit laundry. (The listing itself doesn't clarify whether the laundry is in unit -- it is.) The bedroom is on the second floor, so it will get hotter up there, but the window A/C is sufficient to cool the room down at night. The living room, kitchen, and 2nd lower level bedroom are naturally cooler due to air flow. The only issue we had with the unit was an insect issue in the kitchen (Ants inside the wood in the ceiling were kicking debris down onto the floor and range top, which we had to clean up each day.). We reported this to the property manager and they were very responsive in calling in pest control for a fix, and they also comp'ed part of the stay for the inconvenience. We left with good vibes about the place and would stay here again.
5 out of 5 stars

Review by Derek A
This Airbnb was the perfect location, a generous amount of space, and a welcoming host. We would book again for a future trip!! Mahalo!
5 out of 5 stars

Review by Lyndsay H
The location of this condo is perfect. It is quiet despite being close to everything! The pool is fabulous with showers and a BBQ area. We loved how mellow the Poipu Crater neighborhood was!
5 out of 5 stars

Review by Mitch M
This spot was perfect for a month long stay on the south shore. easy 10 minute walk to both shipwreck and poipu beaches. the peaceful lanai up in the trees was the highlight of the physical space. would recommend!
5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful condo

Review by Julie Wollet
The condo was spacious and clean. Great location.
5 out of 5 stars

I recommand this property.

Review by Luc Theberge
I recommand this property to everybody. Beaches are only a 10 minutes walk, we were staying 4 there and we greatly enjoyed our time in Poipu and Kauai
5 out of 5 stars

Feels like a treehouse with birdsong all around.

Review by Marcia Loughran
Jungle vibe with fun wicker and floral design furniture, this duplex has a large kitchen and nice “lanai” or covered deck. Feels like a treehouse with birdsong all around. Very safe little community in shelter of overgrown crater, easy walk to beach. I had the 50’s vibe pool to myself!
5 out of 5 stars


Review by Michael Gunn
Host was the star of our experience. He was so willing and available to help.
5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic location !

Review by Jason Brumm
Poipu Crater is in a fantastic location walking distance to beautiful beaches where you can see turtles and seals relaxing on the sand mornings and evenings. The Lanai was a wonderful place to enjoy breakfasts and dinners while enjoying the lovely view of surrounding flowering trees and vegetation.
5 out of 5 stars

The location is outstanding and quiet

Review by Viviane Bouché
The location is outstanding and quiet . The trees surrounding the lanai/deck make one feel as if in a tree house.The property manager's responsiveness and flexibility were excellent. The welcome gifts were a nice touch. The provided amenities (washer and dryer, coolers, beach chairs and umbrella, boogie board etc) were most appreciated. We recommend this property and would definitely stay there again.
5 out of 5 stars

A really nice place and well located

Review by Lenka Kovalcinova
Poipu Crater was a really nice place and well located. The amenities were better than expected and communication was great.
5 out of 5 stars


Review by Patrick Della Faille
Extraordinary stay ! Thanks again!!!
5 out of 5 stars

Everything feels very quiet and private.

Review by Imran Rahman
This is a great apartment for visiting Poipu. Everything feels very quiet and private. It's about a 10 to 15 minute walk to Poipu beach. The pool is just down the hill in the complex. The upstairs can get quite hot but an AC was provided. The kitchen is well stocked.
5 out of 5 stars

Very central location with lots of adventures in the surrounding area!

Review by Caroline Plaza
Very nice Airbnb in a very central location with lots of adventures in the surrounding area! The bnb is very well stocked with washer/dryer (& pods!), dishwasher (& pods!), coffee maker, speaker, ice cooler, beach chairs, boogie boards, ample space to eat hang out and rest on. The lanai was amazing and we spent most of our time outside on it. Listening to the rain or having breakfast at the lanai is a must. The kitchen is very well stocked for any person that likes to cook!
5 out of 5 stars

Great condo in Kuaui!

Review by Lea Su Kim Rosenthal
We had a great time at this property! Nice layout and good location. Equipped with everything we needed for a week. Brian the property manager was friendly and accessible. Location was about 10 min walk to the beautiful beach and park
4 out of 5 stars


Review by Kim Rock
My family and I LOVED this unit and Poipu Crater as a whole. The unit is big, the lanai is amazing and so private. The landscaping around the pool was beautiful and made it easy to spend hours there while my daughter played in the water. Would definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5 stars


Review by Norman Andrews
Because of the crater nature the sound between units was very audible especially when on the lanie.
4 out of 5 stars

Great townhome

Review by Rebecca Sue Crane White
The townhome at Poipu Crater was great. The lanai was so quiet: perfect place to eat breakfast and to have a cold drink after a full day. I would love to come back.
5 out of 5 stars

Great Stay

Review by Adair Hobson
We enjoyed this spacious townhouse, especially the big private lanai. It was a great location to explore the south coast. The unit was clean and comfortable had what we needed for our stay. The property manager was very responsive and helpful and promised to look into a couple of issues we had with appliances. One little disappointment for me with aging joints, which I should have realized as it's in a "crater" - it's quite steep to walk down to the pool area and amenities area.
5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful place to stay and only minutes from Poipu Beach

Review by Jolene Smith
We really loved this condo, the unit is clean, up to date and surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees. The lanai is totally private thanks to the trees around it. The kitchen had everything we needed however there was only salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil so be sure to bring your own condiments and spices. We loved our welcome basket full of pineapple, coffee, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, passion fruit jelly and biscuits! We felt very welcomed! The only reason I didn’t give this place 5 stars is because the master bed could use a new mattress. Other than that we loved our week here and would stay again!
4 out of 5 stars

Excellent location and condo in Poipu

Review by Justin Monti
This condo was fantastic. The lanai was huge, the kitchen was huge, the living room was huge, the bedrooms were huge, the bathrooms were pretty huge! Everything about this condo was great. Three cons: One, or both, of the screen doors out to the lanai were in somewhat rough shape when it came to opening and closing. This is a pretty easy fix to be made, so I'd expect there are plans to have it repaired or replaced. The second is that the fan in the living room was pretty slow and didn't do much of anything it seemed. It was fine for us in mid-November as the temperature was cool, but during a hot day it would probably be more uncomfortable to be in the living room. The fan in my bedroom worked great though, and worked so well that I had to turn it off the last few nights I stayed there because it got so cold! The third is the location. Poipu beach is pretty close by, but other than that, there's not much within walking distance. This isn't really a huge "con", because things in Kauai are pretty spread out, but if you want to come here and have restaurants and shops within walking distance, Poipu isn't the best place to stay. Poipu is great because there is very little rain annually, as compared to Princeville and Hanalei, but those two towns have a lot more things to do when it comes to shopping and eating out. We found two or three dead cockroaches, but I've seen people make complaints about them. Cockroaches aren't that big of a deal, they can carry diseases but are mostly completely harmless. Of course cockroaches can indicate a dirty home where there is trash and food left out, but I can assure you the condo was pretty clean aside from some tough-to-reach dust and dirt behind the beds, refrigerator, and furniture. It's because of the location of the condo; it's in the tropics of Kauai. So while people equate roaches with uncleanliness, it's more than likely it's due to the environment in this case. Overall, this condo was well worth our money and time. We would gladly stay here again!
5 out of 5 stars

The place is so lovely.

Review by Katherine Hall
We had a great experience staying with Elite - there was good communication before and during the trip and the place is so lovely. You get to hear birds on the lanai in the morning and it's a 10 minute walk to the beach. Plus, they provided us with delicious coffee and chocolates. Would stay here again 🙂
5 out of 5 stars

A super place for a family vacation.

Review by Anna And Jack Godfrey Wood
This is a wonderful property. The house is well-equipped, quiet and only a short walk or call ride to the beach. The swimming pool is really great and the gardens are beautiful. It was a super place for a family vacation.
5 out of 5 stars

Convenient and Quiet for a Family of 4

Review by Jason Daughenbaugh
It was surprisingly quiet in this condo. No ocean view, but withing walking distance of Poipu beach, Shipwreck's beach, the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, Brennecke's, and more. (But we often drove anyway rather than carry snorkel gear, lawn chairs, cooler, etc.) The crater is also so close to the end of Ala Kinoiki road that the location is very convenient and central for day trips to anywhere on the island.
4 out of 5 stars

Highly Recommended!

Review by Mate Szentes
We enjoyed our stay at this condo. Very nice and relaxing. Full kitchen and washer and dryer for convenience. Great location in a beautiful well kept neighborhood/community. Highly recommend!
5 out of 5 stars

Peaceful fun and friendly vacation rental

Review by Heather Gutierrez
Our family really enjoyed staying at the crater. It was peaceful and the neighbors were friendly. We met a nice retired couple who took my husband and boys golfing each week. My boys and l enjoyed swimming in the pool - most of the time we had it all to ourselves:) the condo was clean and has a well stocked kitchen. There was a portable air conditioner in the upstairs master but we never used, it cool off in the evenings enough to sleep comfortably. Also we enjoyed the 10 -15 minute walk to the beach in the evening to watch the sunset, monk seals and sea turtles. Our host Bryan was great! He was very responsive to our text. We would definitely stay here again.,
5 out of 5 stars


Review by Ryan Rehorn
Comfortable place with walkable access to the beach and convenience to coffee and restaurants.
5 out of 5 stars

The property at Poipu Crater was excellent and it was a in a great location

Review by Courtney Conigatti
The villa was in pristine condition and you get exactly what the pictures show. Bryan was a very helpful host and responds quickly. We loved everything that the place had to offer and would recommend it to everyone!
5 out of 5 stars

Very accommodating host!

Review by Jennifer Murray
We were delightfully surprised with a welcome basket! The host met us at the property and gave us a tour and instructions. It was very personable and accommodating to our schedule. Very impressed! Loved having a washer and dryer and the lanai made you feel like you were up in a tree house. The walk to the beach was a little longer than we expected so we drove there but the pool was nice to jump in and the ping-pong table came in handy on a rainy day.
5 out of 5 stars

Quiet relaxing condo close to the beach.

Review by Betty Ballentine
Easy walk to Poipu beach park. Comfortable beds. Beautiful balcony. Well equipped kitchen. Nice community amenities.
5 out of 5 stars

Very easy and comfortable place to stay.

Review by Barry Oliver
My wife and I and our two kids had a wonderful time....very comfortable and spacious and the staff was awesome getting us checked in and the facilities had all we needed...the pool, tennis court and ping pong table were an added bonus on top of everything else....all that we would have liked better would be thicker walls between neighbors and some A/C but everything else was excellent. Great location!
4 out of 5 stars

Cute condo unit

Review by Chisako T
Walking distance to Poipu beach, great price / night for a couple or family and friends. Having breakfast in the open air porch, great way to start or end a perfect day in paradise . Felt like a tree house, just minutes to the beach, for sure coming back.
5 out of 5 stars

Comfortable, private, quiet - love this spot!

Review by Andreea G
Really loved this Poipu Crater unit - it's very well equipped with everything one could hope for while on vacation, especially in the kitchen! It's quiet, super clean and the location is very convenient for exploring Poipu and its wonderful beaches. There are also many great restaurants within a short drive! Thank you to Bryan the property manager who is very hospitable!
5 out of 5 stars

Quiet, Peaceful, Spacious, Relaxing

Review by Cory Rhodes
Great peaceful, quiet property in the Poipu area. Central location, walk able distance to both shipwreck and Poipu beaches. The lanai's are spacious and the landscaping is pretty amazing. Will definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5 stars

Walking distance to a beach cozy condo

Review by Cheryl W
Convenient to the beach, stores, restaurants. My favorite was being close to the south shores premier walking path the "green belt".
4 out of 5 stars

Charming Poipu Crater townhouse was a winner!

Review by Elfriede Burke
We were so happy with our townhouse in the Poipu Crater on Kauai. We were met by a lovely representative of the company in charge of the rental. She gave us a quick tour and presented us with a lovely gift basket which included some great coffee beans! The place was clean and well stocked with necessities. We were withing walking distance of the Poipu beaches and the pool in the crater was a lovely place to take a dip and just enjoy the beautiful plants and birds of the island. The family all enjoyed the ping pong table! and we took advantage of the grill by the pool to cook up some nice teriyaki chicken for dinner. Although the crater townhouses are maybe not so new, there is a definite charm to the little group nestled in the crater. So much character! Sitting out on the lanai in the morning, having coffee, was like being in a tropical aviary. Truly an enjoyable experience all around. The management in charge of the rental were quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Highly recommend!
5 out of 5 stars

Very nice!

Review by Diane Narr
Comfortable, clean home that is very convenient to great beaches.
5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Vacation!! Amazing Location & Great Deal!

Review by Janel P
We really enjoyed the location of the condo! So close to the beach and great places to eat. I couldn't believe we got such an amazing price! The condo was perfect for our group of four with everything we needed. The property manager was waiting for us when we arrived and surprised us with a really nice gift basket. We are really into healthy eating so Bryan recommended for us to check out living foods and the farmers market which was pretty awesome! We will definitely be back next year!
5 out of 5 stars


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Room Details

Room Beds Amenities
Master Bedroom
Queen (1)
Ceiling Fan, Ensuite Bathroom
Guest Bedroom 2
Twin (2)
Ceiling Fan
Master Ensuite
Guest Bathroom 2

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