Puu Poa Penthouse in Best Oceanfront Condo - Kauai North Shore
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Puu Poa condo description
Welcome to one of the best of the 56 units in Kauai's best condo! We have over 2,000 square feet of completely private space, including an enclosed solarium entry that many neighboring top floor units don't have. You can see the Bali Hai coast, the sunsets, and the endless sea, from virtually every room in the condo, including the kitchen. A spacious, sun-washed lanai fronts the unit and is totally private, protected from view in all directions. You can watch surfers and migrating humpback whales, and see kayaks, miles of seacoast, incredible waves, amazing sunsets and daily rainbows without leaving your own lanai or living room.
This unique penthouse unit sits on an ocean bluff and overlooks a stunning, world famous panorama, from 1000-foot waterfalls cascading down the Bali Hai mountains to the south, to secluded Hideaways Beach and reef below you, to waves crashing on the rocks of the Queen’s Bath to the north. The view is unparalleled, and only a few units in the complex have one as nice as this. With our enclosed solarium and top floor location, this unit is the largest one that offers that view.
Trade winds float through the condo providing natural cooling, and each of the main rooms has a quiet ceiling fan and 10 to 18 foot ceilings with recessed lighting on dimmers. The unit is bright, with windows in every room. The living room is topped with a high clerestory that bathes the room with light and provides an extra sense of spaciousness and climate regulation available only in the penthouse units. Our solarium (not all penthouse units have one) is always bright, even during the rain squalls Kauai is known for. The front door opens into this welcoming solarium, in contrast to several neighboring units where the outer door opens onto an open unroofed lanai before one can enter the unit.
The bathrooms feature premium fixtures with detachable showerheads, deluxe one-piece toilets, wood cabinetry and granite countertops and trim. The master bath has an oversized walk-in shower with two showerheads and a glass block wall facing toward the sea, so you can see the sparkling ocean even from your shower. The master bath has two sinks and a deep, full-length whirlpool bath. The second bathroom is spacious and includes a washer and dryer in an annexed closet. The unit is provided with a surplus of bath towels and beach towels for the ocean and pool.
The master bedroom features an ocean view, a king bed, plenty of closet space, and a television and DVD player. The room can be made more private by closing accordion shutters onto the solarium if desired.
The kitchen is recently remodeled in granite and wood cabinetry and new appliances, and it is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans, dinner flatware, dishes and glassware. The refrigerator provides through-the-door ice and water. The dining room adjoins the kitchen, affording both casual counter seating and a more formal dining area with an expandable table and 6 chairs.
The living room is luxuriously furnished with all new extended sofa, loveseat, koa wood furniture, a personal stereo with iPod/iPhone hookup, and a large, fully cable-connected high-definition flat screen television with BluRay DVD player. The solarium contains upholstered rattan furniture, a breakfast table, a whale-watching scope and an antique Chinese cabinet. The unit offers guests a variety of music CDs, movie DVDs, popular books, board games and jigsaw puzzles. Original artwork by Arius Hopman, Brad Dawber and other artists is displayed on the walls. Large folding shutters facing the lanai can be closed to limit sun exposure if desired. This complex is constructed of concrete, so you do not hear occupants in neighboring units through the walls.
A new computer desk and work area shares the view and is fully equipped for laptop computers and phone meetings if needed.
The large, newly furnished lanai is oriented to the WNW with wing walls on either side. Since this is a penthouse unit, there is no one above you, which affords complete privacy. The lanai has a BBQ, multiple chaises, exterior lighting and an umbrella-covered glass table, giving you an unsurpassed dining view. The lanai closet contains a complete set of beach furniture, and multiple snorkel sets are available for guest use.
Mobile telephones throughout the unit, plus wired and/or mobile phone extensions in the master bedroom and second bedroom, provide unlimited free long distance service within the United States. DSL high-speed internet access and 802.11N secured Wi-Fi wireless access is available in all rooms and on the lanai.
Over the past 2 years, we upgraded our unit with top-of-the-line equipment, including a high efficiency washer and dryer, a new dishwasher, new cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, complete living room furniture, lanai furniture, BBQ, computer work area, mobile telephones, WIFI, whale watching scope, and top quality art work.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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Pu'u Poa Paradise
Pu'u Poa Paradise
If you want a front-row seat for the amazing sunsets over Princeville and Bali Hai, this is the place to be. The North Shore and Princeville are the prime spots for enjoying the lush landscape and provide easy access to Hanalei and Kilauea. The unit has an enclosed solarium for wave and whale watching when sudden showers hit. It is well equipped and well located within walking distance of the St. Regis Princeville Resort and on the oceanfront, which other properties do not have. We brought in fresh sushi from the local market in Princeville and watched the sunset on several evenings. It's that good.
- Guest Jodi Goalstone (Tucson, Arizona)
- Date of stay 12/13/11
- Review Submitted 12/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Fabulous views and wonderful accommodations
Fabulous views and wonderful accommodations
Just returned from an awesome vacation in Princeville! This Penthouse Condo was amazing - the views were fabulous and accommodations were wonderful!! Everything you would expect from a home away from home is in this condo, even down to detergent to do laundry. The owners have been thoughtful in providing everything for their guests - beach toys for kids, snorkel gear, DVDs to watch, books to read. The gourmet kitchen is extremely spacious and cooking in it was such a joy. The solarium is a huge bonus. As expected on the Princeville side, it rained on and off throughout our stay and the solarium provided additional living space that we noticed the other units did not have. Definitely a treat to wake up every morning and breakfast in the solarium to enjoy the views even during the rain! The condo is within walking distance to St. Regis restaurants and spa, 5 minutes from a grocery store and 10 minutes to more shops and restaurants in Hanalei - this was a huge plus. We couldn't have been happier about choosing this condo for our vacation and cannot wait to go back again!
- Guest Lee Family (SF Bay Area)
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 06/10/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Just returned from a glorious week in the penthouse; WOW! We will definitely rent it again in the future. The place is fantastic, the location is perfect (private but great access) and the ocean views are spectacular. Absolutely fantastic experience. Thanks!
- Guest Monte3 (Oregon)
- Date of stay 12/09/09
- Review Submitted 12/09/09
We enjoyed a very restful week in this lovely condo – couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. The panoramic views are spectacular - whether it’s sunny or raining. It was great fun watching the many surfers that appear every day, the sunrises and sunsets, whales/dolphins, and the views of Bali Hai. The condo is spotless with exceptional furnishings and contains all sorts of amenities – HDTV, cable TV, blu-ray player, WI-FI, telephone service with free calls to the mainland, snorkeling equipment, beach gear, a closet full of extra towels, games, and books for the rainy days,. The kitchen is well equipped; the Driscolls have made sure that many of the usual staples are already stocked. Parking is just out the front door. We highly recommend this fabulous condo.
- Guest Ed and Lynne (Portola Valley, CA)
- Date of stay 12/07/09
- Review Submitted 12/07/09
Low Season: April 1 - June 30 and September 1 - December 19 Rental Rate - Low Season: $2100.00 / week; $350.00 / night; 3-night minimum High Season: July 1 - August 31 and January 11 - March 31 Rental Rate - High Season: $2300.00 / week; $389.00 / night; 3-night minimum Holiday Rate: December 20 - January 10 $2500 / week; one week minimum Maximum occupancy 4 adults. Minimum rental 3 nights. Cleaning Fee $200; Reservation Fee $50; Resort Fee 2.5%; Refundable Deposit $300 Hawaii State Tax extra, approx 13.4%; TVR number: TV-4127; Tax ID W59562382-01
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- Nearest Airport: Lihue at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Kuhio Highway at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Hideaways at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: St. Regis at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Makai Course at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: St. Regis at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About: We live and work in Northern California, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our home away from home on Kauai. We have spent vacations in Hawaii for the past 20 years with our two children (now grown). We bought this unit in July 2009 because it showcases all of the best features Puu Poa has to offer.
Why Puu Poa:
The North Shore of Kauai is as close to heaven as we have found! Princeville is peaceful and green, with fewer tourists than many other resort areas. We love the jungle-covered mountains, 1000-foot waterfalls, great beaches, and superb golf.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
No two sunsets are the same, and all are spectacular. The night sky is dark, with few visible neighborhood lights, and the panoramic view of the stars is incredible. Even the rain is wonderful, warm and cleansing. The entire condo is bright and spacious, yet TOTALLY private. Every major room has views of the sea, sunsets, breaching whales, passing rain squalls, surfers, kayakers, and sailboats... This is a great spot to relax and enjoy everything the islands have to offer.
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Bali Hai view from your lanai
Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, all with ocean views
Fully equipped Kitchen
Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub and walk-in Shower (not seen)
Second Bathroom with Washer/Dryer (not seen)
Hideaways Beach and Reef just below our unit, from our lanai
Semi-private Pool for Puu Poa complex residents only
Clerestory above Living Room
Master Bedroom overlooks solarium and ocean view
Second Bedroom (beds can be pulled together)
Totally Private Lanai (no one overlooks this lanai)
Hideaways Beach just below our unit
One of an infinite number of always different sunsets
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Date last modified - Monday, October 28, 2013
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