Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Resort Home in Poipu Beach, Private Pool, Fitness Club

Ala Muku Vacation Rentals



Property Info

2 Br/3 Ba • Sleeps 6 • 2100 SF

Expansive 2 bedroom luxury home on the ocean in Poipu, Free Fitness Club Membership

or Reserve

* Waves crashing against the shore creates a relaxing soundtrack
* Gazing at the turquoise blue ocean & the turtles catching the waves - pure bliss
* Sunbathe & dip into the private pool perched on the lava cliffs
Fitness Club (no extra charge): Workout - Waterslide - Sports - Games & More
* Within minutes - golf courses, fine restaurants & shops, outdoor activities galore
* If you must - 2 workstations with ocean views
* Thirsty? Be creative! an "island" wet bar convenient to pool & TV

Alaula, Hawaiian for "sunset glow",  is the tropical paradise experience you have always dreamed about. Sparkeling sunny days, starry nights and balmy island breezes enhance the stunning elegance this luxury home offers.  Situated on the southern tip of Kauai just feet from the rolling pacific ocean, you will steep yourself in the splendid offerings that will help to create a lifetime of fond memories. 

  • Enjoy spectacular ocean views from every room
  • 2538 Sq Ft island home with private pool
  • Two spacious, richly furnished master suites, each with a king sized bed
  • Large queen sofa-bed in lower family room for accommodations up to 6 guests.
  • Expansive gourmet kitchen featuring exotic granite counters and upscale appliances. 
  • Dining for 6 surrounded by ocean views
  • Large family room with convenient wet bar and TV viewing
  • Stay connected with high speed wireless internet. 
  • Relax in your private pool just feet from the splashing waves
  • Cooled by island breezes and ceiling fans in each room

The Makahuena resort complex where this home is located in sunny Poipu, on the south side of Kauai is a well known destination for the discerning traveler.  It also offers a large pool, hot tub and tennis court for our guests.  Close by are many excellent restaurants, botique shops, and unique island gift stores.

Kauai, know as the "Garden Island" is the oldest of the habitable hawaiian island chain.  Located at 22° North latitude this island is truly a tropical paradise with a lush rural setting.  The delightful trade winds keep the island temperatures comfortable year round. 

FITNESS CLUB Included - Family fun activity center
Included with your reservation at no extra cost you now have the privilege of using a nearby family fitness facility.  The Poipu Beach Athletic Club (PBA Club), less than a mile away, is a wonderful facility for family & friends to be active, have fun and have a meal, too.

CLUB AMENITIES INCLUDE:  cardio workout room, weight lifting equipment, exercise room (and classes), poolside table and chaise lounges, restaurant and bar and pool/hot spa with waterslide!  Lots of games to play for young and old alike - 4 tennis courts, 3 pickleball courts, basketball, badminton, volley ball, shuffleboard, ping pong, and more lawn games (all equipment provided!!). 

KAUAI ACTIVITIES:  There are three 18-hole golf courses in Poipu and a community 9 hole course in nearby Kalaheo (several other courses in Princeville, Lihue, and Kapa'a).

Outdoor activities abound with hiking trails, surfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling, swimming, bicycling, tennis and so many more.  Try a zip-line tour; view the island from the air with a breathtaking helicoptor tour; get down and dirty with an ATV tour; learn to windsurf or scuba dive; take a sunset cruise along the coastline; watch the humpback whales and spinner dolphins put on an improptu show; attend a luau and try some poi.  And when it is time to relax enjoy a cool mai tai and a good book on your private lanai.   For your evening, experience a fantastic island dinner at one of Kauai's wonderful open air restaurants. Or have your personal chef create a gourmet meal served on your private lanai.

Poipu, on the southern shore of Kauai is the destination of choice on the island.  Poipu Beach, just a 5-7 minute stroll from the house, with its renowned sunrises and sunsets offers comfortable swimming throughout the year.  Right on the beach you can rent surf boards, paddleboards, and sign up for lessons.  Across the street you can rent snorkel gear or purchase the latest in beach wear.

Kauai Golfing: There are two championship 18-hole courses available near the resort: The Kiahuna Golf Course and the prestigious Poipu Bay Resort Course. Guests need to arrange with the individual courses for tee times. Within driving distance are several other courses in Wailua, Princeville, Kalaheo, and Kapa'a.


Reviews From Past Guests

10 stars???

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If you like crashing waves you will be blown away by this place. The only rooms that don't have a view of miles of shoreline are the bathrooms! Our week here was pure bliss- even during a couple of days of tropical downpour we were captivated by the ocean. We are regular Kauai visitors and have stayed in many homes and condos - believe me, this home is more than a condo unit. You have the use of the tennis courts, the spa and pool, and the BBQs but you also have total privacy with your own pool and yard. Inside was lovely and comfortable. Jim and Juliana keep it spotless and want you to feel like an honored friend of the family. They even have a nice assortment of spices and herbs ready for you. We even saw the famous "Green Flash"!






We stayed two weeks in September-October, 2016. Could not have possibly been better--180 degree panorama of the ocean, including sunsets; excellently equipped house; lovely plunge pool (that we used almost every day!); and many above average restaurants within 5-10 minutes. The property managers, Juliana and Jim, were most accomodating and eased our stay.
Kauai is absolutely captivating! Highlights included the Na Pali coast boat trip (try Liko cruises); helicopter ride; Aulii luau (get the premium tickets--they are worth it; the shops and Wednesday afternoon market at Kukui'ula, etc., etc.
It was a memorable vacation for our 40th anniversary!!

La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)

VRBO rentals are always a little bit of a gamble but when we arrived at Makahuena we knew right away that we had hit the jackpot. We absolutely loved the home, the view, the location. Upon arrival the house was immaculately clean and prepared for us with fresh flowers, ceiling fans running, open windows, and a welcome card on the table. Our only regret was not booking a longer trip.
- Luxury home with high-end finishes
- 180 degree, unobstructed view of the ocean
- Waves crashing against the shore just feet from the house creates a perfect soundtrack for relaxation.
- Fully supplied kitchen
- Lovely pool
- Feels like a well cared for second home with attractive art, gorgeous furniture and quality everywhere you look.
- Great internet speed
- Parking is not directly adjacent to the home, must walk about 200 feet from lot to home.


Date of arrival

June 16, 2016




Elegant Beauty

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Two related couples spent the past week at this house. The ocean is RIGHT THERE! We loved the sound of the crashing waves when we woke up and the views when we shared cocktails and meals on the upper deck. Although there is a great lower floor with a wet bar inside and a private swimming pool perched on the lava cliff, we only went down there to do laundry. The upstairs was just too perfect to leave it. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a community pool and hot tub just steps away. That was a very sociable way to share an evening cocktail. The Grand Hyatt and Poipu Bay Golf Course are a short walk away. The walk along the cliffs bordering the back nine is spectacular. All in all, it would be difficult to improve on this house and setting.


Date of arrival


Whales, Waves, Sunsets and Turtles

We were 2 couples who had a 2 weeks stay at this fantastic ocean front home in Poipu. There is an uninterrupted view of the ocean clear across the bay to Poipu. Although there is a basement family room, we never used it because the view from the upper lanai was so wonderful. The surf was very rough but the turtles managed to hang out right below the pool patio for our continued entertainment! There are neighbors around the house as there are condo complexes both behind and beside...but it still felt very private. The walkway from the parking lot to the house is fairly steep and I would not recommend this house for anyone that has trouble with walking or stairs. We bought fish at the fish market in Koloa, wine at The Wine shop and cooked in most nights in the well equipped kitchen. A 10 minute walk to Brennecke's Beach Broiler at Poipu Beach is a must. Ahi tacos, ceviche, fish and chips ...and a refreshing margarita are the reward. It is also possible to walk to the Hyatt and they have multiple restaurants. We ate at Dondero's....I only give the food a C but the atmosphere is great. We loved the house and would recommend it. The weather for our stay could have been sunnier. The sunshine really warmed up the pool--which could be chilly otherwise.


Best Place I've Ever Stayed

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend three weeks at the Alaula Sunset Glow vacation home. I loved staying at this place so much that I still can't get it off my mind a few months later. The home is right on the ocean and every room has ocean views. The sound of the waves breaking on the rocks is a constant soothing sound. The house itself is beautiful. Every room has granite countertops. The two master suites are spacious and the lower floor is perfect for gatherings and socializing but there is also enough room down there for another couple to stay. The private pool is also really nice. Every evening we couldn't wait to watch the sun set. The wrap around deck also gives unobstructed views of the ocean and the sunset but it is also an incredible vantage point for whale watching. It is within close walking distance to the beaches. I honestly can't think of one negative thing to say about this home or our stay there.


Ocean Front House With Amazing Views - And a Personal Pool

What a treat! First, the setting was amazing. The home is sitting by itself, so no neighbors, despite being in a condo complex. We enjoyed watching the whales surface and even breach. Bring binoculars! There is no beach-the house sits on a small cliff with large boulders making the ocean inaccessible-but there are two beaches, one to the east, one to the west- each reachable by a 10-15 min walk. The house was spotless and had everything you would need, from a beach umbrella to flashlights, to fans in all the rooms, to bar accessories. Most everything was in mint condition. The houses swimming pool was on the cool side. The condo complex pool, a 100 ft walk, had a large pool and hot tub as well. A great house to stay right there and relax but also well located for a base station for Kauai activities.

April 5, 2016





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Review #21492970 "Spectacular Ocean Front Luxury Resort Home in Poipu Beach, Private Pool, Fitness Club" Great Property!

I'm torn because I should give this property the absolute highest rating possible, but then it might not be available when I want to come back! We had a great week on Kauai and largely because our down time was spent here. House is spotless and well-equipped. Bit of a hike to the front door, but it's downhill from the parking lot. Crashing surf almost too loud to sleep if windows left open! Views are nicer than the listing shows. Pool was too cold to enjoy, but so was the surf. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms very spacious. Again, we'd like to stay here again! 
P.S. Do the doors off helicopter tour with Jack Harter if you come to Kauai!!!  
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Write a response > - (Mar 2018 - HomeAway)

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Outstanding - Great location, spacious, beautiful!

Walking through the front door to this lovely home we knew we were in an enchanted place. The pounding surf, mesmerizing sunsets, strolls along the coastline all made for a fabulous vacation! Breezes through the home were heavenly. The house is directly on the water with beautiful unobstructed views of the ocean. The house is beautifully decorated, very clean, and spacious. Jim and Juliana were very easy to deal with and everything was handled very professionally. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend this property. - (Jan 2018)

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beautiful, spacious, comfortable , private

This is perfect, right on the ocean! 2 large, well lit and breezy windowed bedrooms, great bathrooms, large spacious and modern kitchen with dining area, great large family room with full length windows that open to let in the ocean breeze. The lower level has a washer/dryer/ wet bar/ and a comfortable sleeper sofa. Several TVs in unit. A private pool is accessed from the lower level, and we used it a couple of times but on certain days it was too chilly (the community pool is also not heated). - (Jan 2018)

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Fantastic home & ocean view

We absolutely loved this place. The house was so comfortable and the location/view was absolutely stunning! Loved sitting on the veranda having coffee or a cocktail watching the waves crash on the rocks or the whales jumping out of the water! The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the private pool was an added plus. Hope to stay here again sometime soon! 
My Response 
Aloha from Poipu Kauai, Juliana and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay at this lovely property on the southern point of Kauai. It is a very special home with lots of wonderful views. The whales in the winter season are definitely an added bonus, cheering for them every time they leap from the water. It is like watching Nature's exciting competitive event. Please tell your friends about us and Alaula ~ Sunset Glow and we hope to see you again next year. Regards, Jim and Juliana Ala Muku Vacation Rentals - (Jan 2018)

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Absolutely Amazing!!!

This property is breath taking. The views from the lanai were fabulous. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets every night. From the lanai we saw whales, dolphins, sea turtles and sea lions! The amenities provided were top notch! Everything you needed was available. My family of five had plenty of room and thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas holiday in paradise. We didn't want to leave...this is a 10 in our book!! We are already talking about our return visit. 
My Response 
Juliana and Jim are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Alaula. Yes, it is a lovely home in a lovely location! Please tell your friends about us. Have a wonderful New Year! Ala Muku Vacation rentals Owners Lois Drake and Stephen Drake: We are very happy you enjoyed it as much as we have with our loved ones. Thanks so much for you kind review. I'm sure the whales miss you already! Lois - (Jan 2018)

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The pictures don't do this property justice. I don't think any picture can. if you are on the fence about staying here, weighing the cost to the pictures, just push the button. you won't regret it. I look at those pictures differently now. you will have to manage the fans in the house, because, in July anyway, it can get warm in the house. but that's what the pool is for, right? my only beef has nothing to do with the Cherry's. it is the community BBQ. the manager came out to help me and said to turn it up all the way and wait until it hits 300 deg. then throw your meat on. 300 degrees would make my steak into a piece of leather. I have never seen a community BBQ that works properly. good for smoking ribs though. - (Jul 2017)

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10 stars???

If you like crashing waves you will be blown away by this place. The only rooms that don't have a view of miles of shoreline are the bathrooms! Our week here was pure bliss- even during a couple of days of tropical downpour we were captivated by the ocean. We are regular Kauai visitors and have stayed in many homes and condos - believe me, this home is more than a condo unit. You have the use of the tennis courts, the spa and pool, and the BBQs but you also have total privacy with your own pool and yard. Inside was lovely and comfortable. Jim and Juliana keep it spotless and want you to feel like an honored friend of the family. They even have a nice assortment of spices and herbs ready for you. We even saw the famous "Green Flash"! - (Mar 2017)


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View of pool and ocean beyond
Living area seen from entry
Living Room
View from balcony
Dining nook off kitchen, seating for 6
Kitchen viewed from nook
Close up of kitchen
Master bedroom 1
Master bedroom 1 writing nook
Master bedroom 1 ensuite bath
Master bedroom 2
Guest bath and Master 2
Den on lower level
Resort BBQ area
Tiki wet bar in Den
Master bedroom
Another view of master bedroom
Full bath in family room

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Amenities Include


  • Home


  • Covered Lanai
  • Dryer
  • Easy Walk to the Beach
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub Spa
  • Internet
  • Iron Board
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels
  • Washer

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • 3 Golf Courses Nearby
  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants


  • Recommended


  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

General Amenities

  • Ask about mobility issues
  • Ceiling fans in each room
  • Free Cable TV
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Granite Kitchen Countertops
  • High Speed Wireless Internet
  • Local Phone Service
  • Marble Bath with Jetted Tub
  • No Smoking, No Pets
  • Ocean View
  • Pool Nearby
  • Private pool
  • Snorkel/Swim/Surf nearby
  • Sofabed
  • Supermarket Nearby
  • Two Master Suites
  • Unsuitable for children
  • Visit Tropical Gardens Nearby
  • Washer and Dryer in the home

Kitchen / Dining

  • Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Whale Watching


  • Fitness Center

Location Type

  • Ocean Front
  • Resort


  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool


  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf
  • Scuba Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tubing Water


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


  • Tourist Attractions


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