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Guest Comments for Kuhio Shores 216
Aloha Ally and Brian,
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We have
been on too many adventures to list them all, but these were the highlights:
Doors off helicopter tour of the entire island.
NaPali Catamaran, 4 hour trip down the coastline & snorkeling at Tunnels.
At Haena State Park, we liked the Kalalou Trail to Hanakapi’ai Beach
Attended a luau, snorkeled a few times, & Norm even took a surfing lesson!
Sitting on the lanai, watching the waves and surfers can't be beat! The condo has been a
delight. We're so happy to have stayed here!
~ Debbie and Norm
Ally & Brian,
Thanks for sharing your home with us, especially the AC and the master bed!! Your place is
fabulous, loved the stars at night, turtles, surfers…and sunsets!
Great coffee in Kilauea, fantastic food at Japanese Grandma's in Hanapepe, wonderful
snorkeling at Tunnels Beach!
The wedding photos taken in front of our lanai on the rocks almost nightly was very
This is our favorite place to stay! Mahalo
~ Ron & Olga
Uncle Brian & Aunt Ally,
Thank you so so much for letting us stay here for our honeymoon! We had a great time getting
sunshine and living the island life!
Highlights from our trip included:
hiking in Waimea Canyon
taking a fishing charter out of Lihue
snorkeling alongside sea turtles!
and eating as much poke and fresh fruit as we possible could!
We spent hours on the lanai watching surfers, sea turtles, & humpback whales.
Thank you for a truly magical honeymoon!
~ Tate & Hannah
I am so thankful your very lovely condo was available so I could visit with my sister, also
staying at Kuhio Shores. I will be back and will bring my husband with me next time.
My sister and I snorkeled lots, took walks, did the mountain inner tubing and ate lots of great
food that her husband prepared for us.
Afternoons were spent on the lanai with Mai Tais & I spent the week doing acrylic paint water
studies with the ocean as my inspiration.
The whales put on QUITE the show this week-as did the turtles! The sun tucked itself into bed
each night in a sea of tangerine. I'll be dreaming of coming back her again one day. I adore the
love you put into the condo.
P.S. We did the Allerton Garden tour, too, this trip. That was fascinating!
We loved staying in your beautiful condominium. It was so well equipped & I love the turquoise
color! So fun! And of course, the outside here is amazing-the snorkeling, hiking, boat ride to
NaPali Coast, so many gorgeous beaches. What a great escape! I hope we can return one day.
~ Julie & Dennis
Silver Spring, Maryland
We were here in Kuhio Shores for our honeymoon 15 years ago (the unit upstairs) and we had
the time of our lives coming back here to stay at Kuhio Shores. We love this unit and will
always come back-it truly was thoughtfully detailed and had everything we needed and more.
Turtles, whales, surfers-lots of love and aloha!
Thank you Brian & Allyson!
~ The Fagones
Ally & Brian,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us! We went on so many fun adventures and
love this place! The lanai was perfect for turtle watching! This place was by far the best place
we have stayed!
We will be back soon!
~ The Romine Family
Ally & Brian,
My first time to Hawaii and we got to stay at your lovely condo! The decor is so inviting and
soothing! What a cozy place to make it home for us. I love to get up in the morning listening to
the sound of waves At the end of the day we time it well to watch the beauty of the sunset!
We have everything we need staying at your condo and grateful that my daughter
recommended us to stay her instead of a hotel.
~ Irene from Chicago
P.S. Kauai lives up to it's name as the Garden Island. We love it!
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at this wonderful place! We were able to experience
the historic swell from our balcony and see 18ft waves! Everyone was standing outside
cheering for the surf & the waves. The turtles came back when the waves calmed down.
We did Waimea Canyon, considered living in Hanalei, plenty of nearby beaches, the best
Mai Tais next door, listened to the Kauai guidebook for the best views of NaPali Coast State
Park, and rode bikes in Kapa'a.
Our favorite food was the incredible fish burrito at the food truck Al Pastor Tacos on Kuhio Hwy
(2nd time coming back for them), fun drinks & delicious fish at Living Foods at the Shops, and
Da Crack's burritos are HUGE!
Sad to leave, but we know we will be back. In love w/ the room theming/decor AND you guys
really thought of everything someone may need. Going to miss the FJ Cruiser as well!
~ Daren, Jenn & Makayla
P.S. Full moon was amazing!
This was the perfect escape from a very busying stressful week! Being able to wake up to the
ocean waves every day was a special treat. Whether it was breakfast on the lanai or watching
the sunset in the grass below, we could not be more happy with this cozy & calm slice of
During our time here we were able to explore the area, snorkel, biplane, hike/sight see and
more but the best part of this experience was being able to relax around all these natural
We leave to continue our experience on the north side of the island hoping our
accommodations are as nice as the one you have provided us here!
Our sunburns sting less because of this wonderful view of watching the turtles and surfers
riding the waves. This was the perfect family experience and we thank you for providing this
beautiful place to stay!
~ The Pottles
Aloha Aunt Allyson & Uncle Brian,
This vacation has been by far the most relaxing and the most perfect way to spend our 20th
Anniversary! The views from the lanai were spectacular! The accommodations of your condo
were beyond what we could have asked for!
One of our favorite things we did while on our stay was the Smith Family Luau! Definitely a
Thanks again for the beautiful stay here and sharing your vacation home with us!
~ Kim & Dallas
Mahalo Ally & Brian!
Amazing!! We loved staying here-your hospitality is bar none-everything was on point, the
decor down to the bug spray!
We had such an amazing time celebrating Nancy's "60th". We enjoyed all your favorites from
Tunnels, Shipwreck, Poipu, Brennecke's, Baby Beach (such a great neighborhood). Kauai
Coffee, The Beach House (Monkey Pod Mai Tais!!) Bubbas, DaCrack (yes, the burritos are
We had great adventures, Zodiac boat to NaPali Coast w/ snorkeling. Kayak to the Secret Falls,
Kilauea Light House, visited Princeville & jumped off the pier at Hanalei Bay and swam in the
Queen's Bath! And, to top it all off, relaxed on the lanai sipping Mai Tais and Pina Coladas
watching the surf (and surfers) and enjoyed the Aloha sunsets.
~ Andrea, Marha & Nancy
Tim & Janine from So Cal.
We have been repeat visitors to Kuhio Shores for 15 years now. We even stayed in this condo
years ago before you owned it. We were both just "wowed" by how nicely and thoughtfully
decorated this condo is. By far the absolute "BEST EVER." We come here to snorkel & enjoy
the lanai. We have seen the island and experienced all the adventures. There was a high surf
warning so watching the surfers was entertaining.
Thank you for all the little extras..."coffee, paper towels, soap, etc." I left some extras for
others to share.
See ya next year,
~ Janine & Tim
What a wonderful once in a lifetime trip! This was a wonderful way to celebrate 25 years (a
year late because of Covid) It was our first trip to Kauai and we have fallen in love with this
First, we loved the condo! So welcoming and comfortable. We could have spent days on end
sitting on the deck watching the ocean, surfers, sunset & even turtles. We went snorkeling,
hiking, driving, went to the Smith Family Luau & the Princeville Botanical Garden Tour.
Everything we did exceeded our expectations.
Thank you Allyson and Brian for your hospitality. We won't ever forget these wonderful
memories and would hope to return again.
~ Jim & Debbie
Hi Ally & Brian,
You must be taking a class in interior decorating!! What a grand combination of art choices.
This is our 10th visit to this unit and your changes are most dramatic. We always so much
enjoy Kuhio Shores.
Thank you for your work effort,
~ Stan & Leone Zimmerman
We have been to Kuhio Shores many times. Our favorite place! This unit has it all. It has been
the absolute A1 place. This island and area are the best place to be. We will be back!
Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed every minute of it.
~ Burt & Judy
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
Fun being back @ Kuhio Shores. Your place looks & is amazing. It had everything we needed
& the Cruiser was fun to drive. We enjoyed many of our favorite places,(Beach House,
Chalupa’s Food Truck & Midnight Bear Breads along with the farmer's markets at the Botanical
Garden on Thursday, the Kukui'ula on Wednesday & our most favorite the Puhi Market in Lihue.
We ate tons of fresh veggies & fruit!! You can tell eating is one of our favorite things to do.
Mike snorkled at Poipu Beach and around the corner at Lawai Beach but saw the most fish at
Salt Pond Beach. Going there also brought us close to Kauai Chocolates, Talk Story Books &
The Midnight Bear Bakery. All great places to visit.
Being here in the winter is so much quieter than springtime. Although it was cooler & a few
days of serious rain, we never felt cold or hindered by the weather. Also, we did see whales in
the distance off the lanai.
Thank you for a wonderful place to escape the cold & relax. We plan to be back again next
year. Til then-take care.
~ Janet & Mike
What a beautiful unit. The colors, decor & everything a guest would need. We ate at Savage
Shrimp-great coconut shrimp, DaCrack, Keoki's, & Brennecke's Beach Broiler, all great places
to eat. Lawai Beach is great snorkeling on calm days. Anini Beach, Tunnels (great) & Ke'e
Beach are great for snorkeling.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful place with us.
~ Mari & John Murphy,
First off, we would prefer not to leave. Unfortunately for us but fortunately for the family
coming after us, this place is pretty solidly booked for the next long while. We had a
phenomenal trip to Maui last Spring 2022, and this condo has exceeded our previous ocean
view condo, by miles. Whoa! My husband wants to buy this place! Haha! Frankly, we have a
hard time leaving each day, and we are quite adventurous. Best lanai show of the last
decade...who needs TV?
The accommodations here are TOP NOTCH! I love all the updates and the color scheme and
attention to detail. Both beds are VERY comfortable with a great pillow selection. We chose the
Murphy bed to be next to the sea. With the peaceful sounds of crashing waves, we slept so
soundly. I recorded the sounds to take home with me. As a California Girl, I need my dose of
vitamin sea often, particularly as we are land locked in Utah at present. Your killer sunrises and
sunsets from the lanai were the icing on the cake!
The kitchen has everything we need and more. After busting my knee at Brennecke Beach
(Break your knee beach) the ice packs in the freezer helped reduce the swelling! Such a home
away from home! Love the tile in the bathroom and the river stone floor. Lawai Beach
snorkeling was an easy jaunt and quite rewarding.
We are off to Kapa'a to experience another island side but will miss this condo greatly. I will
dream of it for months!
Thanks again! Absolute slice of heaven!
The Capener Family
Saratoga Springs, Utah
Alexander Creek, AL
We had a wonderful time in your very comfortable little condo. What a great place to relax and unwind. Your beds are very comfortable, both of them. We had a great week, got our granddaughter married next door and had lots of time to play in the ocean. Thank you very much!
~ Anne and Rip
Nice relaxing place you have here. Thanks for sharing! The Murphy Bed is very comfy! Aloha and Mahalo!
Mary and Lee
We are so grateful that we could come to visit this year. Your place is beautiful. The ocean is so close! We packed a lot into a couple of days but still found lots of time to nap on the beach and watch the turtles surf. We made great memories for our 25th Anniversary. Thank you.
~ The Wadsworths
What a delightful beach condo and what a view! We actually found it mesmerizing and hard to leave each day and enjoyed returning home each day to watch the surfers and the sunsets! Some adventures: Walking the Heritage Trail along the coast to Makauwali Cove, Spouting Horn, Kauai Coffee Co. We hiked the Waimea Canyon trail. We viewed the Wailua Falls then onto Kilauea Lighthouse and headed up to Hanalei. We waited an hour to get through before turning back to enjoy Anini Beach and drive through Princeville. Our favorite adventure was going out with Blue Ocean for a tour of Napali Coast by Zodiac. We saw several pods of dolphins, a monk seal and pup and turtles. We toured the caves and snorkeled. We walked through an ancient village on the coast and saw the most amazing coastline of the Napali Coast. Next trip to Kauai...spend time boogie boarding and relaxing on the beach! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your amazing place to experience all this!
~ The Minella Family
Jake and I got married in Paradise Valley, MT. I would certainly call your place "Paradise Shores", HI! The crashing waves, turtles, island breezes and beautiful sunsets-truly a place to soothe one's soul. Thank you for everything!
Jefferson City, Montana
We practiced "island time" big time, so enjoyable!...lounging on the lanai, observing the turtles and the surfers, the amazing rushes of waves! Strolled through parts of Glass Beach. I have always been fascinated with cemeteries! The Kauai Coffee Co. was an interesting stretch and we finished our outing with a stop at Da Crack! (YUM!). I didn't make the whole hike at Waimea Canyon, but made a decent stab, I was terrified that I might fall on my face on some slippery stretches, getting old. Got carried away at the pie shop on the way home. WOW! We visited Poipu Bend for some swimming, dipping, was fun to people watch and see turtles. Beach House for supper! One of my all time favorites are the albizia trees. They are awesome! Made the drive to Hanalei and were traffic delayed. We had fair warning and appreciated the beautiful and unusual scenery! We ended up staying there for supper to kill some time while waiting for the road to reopen, ate at the Northside Grill and I experienced a broccolini dish that was to die for! Checked out the botanical gardens, an overcast and lovely day for it. The R&R was just what the Dr ordered for all of us! The condo is absolutely charming! Can't thank you enough!
PARADISE! Leave it to fellow Montanans to find the next "LAST BEST PLACE". Your condo is beautiful and comfortable (1st time on a Murphy Bed)
The location is amazing and the view is astounding! I could sit on the lanai for hours watching the surfers and the turtles! Thank you for making your place available to my niece. She was sweet to invite me along on this trip and this has been the perfect setting to spend time with her and her mom. I'll forever cherish the memories and keep Kauai in my heart!
~ Tara Lanthier
Long Beach, CA
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful condo! I really love the decorations and how whatever you need is provided for! It was really nice to be able to come back and still be reminded you're in Hawaii and hear the waves crashing on the shore. The first thing we did while we were here was visit the beaches. None of us know how to surf, however, we do all enjoy relaxing on them and snorkeling. One of the things I think I had the most fun doing so far was strolling through Koloa Town and getting food. On our second day, we hiked Waimea Canyon. Though very muddy, I think it was worth it to see the beautiful falls and view. After this, we also visited Hanapepe Bay and the Kauai Coffee Farm. We hope to visit again soon!
~ Kenzie, Marci, Zach and Robert
Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us. Everything we could have wanted was thought of and provided for us in 216. Here are some of our favorite things about our stay:
Janet-Watching the sea turtles from the lanai and snorkeling at Lawai Beach.
Michael_Boogie boarding at Brennecke Beach and shave ice at Waikomo.
Will-Playing golf at Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course and having a well stocked kitchen. We hope we will return soon.
~ Will, Janet and Michael
Finally things opened up from the COVID restrictions so that we could visit Kauai again in May 2021. We visit every year in the winter and always stay at Kuhio Shores. This time we brought our granddaughter, who turned 21 in May, to celebrate this special birthday. For this visit we returned to 216 after several years in other units there. We really like 216 because of its location and the outstanding view. It is situated in a unique location that offers a great view to the south stretching from east to west such that you can see sunrise and sunset from the Lanai. But this most recent stay offered up so much more. We knew the unit had been remodeled and upgraded but were still pleasantly surprised. New furnishings, appliances, cookware, paint, decorations and so much more. Just awesome! Professionally done, warm and comfortable! The Murphy bed is really comfortable, easy to take down and stow. It really helped in our situation. Our best stay ever! We are so happy we were able to have such a great experience for ourselves and for our granddaughter! We will definitely be returning! Wishing we were back there now!
Pictures of Kuhio Shores 216
Sunset View from Balcony Lanai
Oceanfront Kitchen and Dining
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining Table with Ocean View
Living Room Area - Murphy Bed in Up Position
Living Room Area - Murphy Bed in Down Position
Ocean View from Living Room
Kitchen and Dining Areas with View
Covered 2nd Floor Balcony Lanai with Furniture
King Bed in Bedroom
Bathroom with Walk-in Shower
Bathroom with Walk-in Shower
Bathroom with Walk-in Shower
Looking West from Lanai
Pictures of Kuhio Shores
Kuhio Shores from Across Bay
Entrance to Kuhio Shores
Ocean Side of Kuhio Shores
Looking West Along the Sea Wall
Looking East Along the Sea Wall
The Bay on East Side of Building
Kuhio Shores on South Shore of Kauai