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Family, Child-Safe and Honeymooner Princeville Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac!

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View of Hale 'O Imi Loa from the cul-de-sac.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

'Hale 'O Imi Loa' (Hawaiian for 'House of Christopher', and named after our son Chris) is located in a quiet, remarkably beautiful residential area of Princeville, in a charming cul-de-sac with a view of Makana Mountain, renowned for the 'Bali Hai' rock, recognized in dozens of Hollywood movies. If peace and quiet is your thing, this is the place for you. Best described as modest, cozy, quiet, and cottage-like. Access (either through hiking, walking, or driving) to major attractions is literally minutes away: island helicopter tours, horseback riding, golfing, zipping, scuba diving, beaches.

Privacy and quiet are the hallmarks of this home, and is a major reason we decided to own it. Staying here has more of a 'this is what it feels like to live in Hawaii' quality and less like being surrounded by hustle and bustle. The property is very child-friendly, has a variety of huge palm trees, and numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The swishing of palm trees and the soft sound of occasional showers adds to a truly unique tropical experience. Tables and chairs in both front and back yards (grass in the backyard, red bricked patio in the front) invite breakfast, dinner, relaxation.

Keywords: Private Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The backyard is lined on one side with ten-foot hibiscus hedges, and is private. Just beyond the hedge is a public access to a football-sized all-grass park, accommodating baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, and/or badminton. There are many board games (chess, cards, etc.) in the linen closet as well. Our four-year-old granddaughter loves to fill the birdfeeder in the back yard, and sprinkle birdseed (can be purchased at the local Ace Hardware and/or Foodland supermarket)for literally dozens of native wild-bird species, as well as a family or two of chickens, roosters, and baby chicks! You won't believe the bird festivity! Watching the birds is an activity unto itself. We usually do the feedings in the morning and early evening. The birds wait for us at those times! Our granddaughter says her favorite thing to do in Hawaii is "chase the chickens!"...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking inside the home, OR on the LANAI, as the lanai is connected to both the dining room and the kitchen. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            In addition to the inlaid glass counter-top stove/oven, sink, and refrigerator, there is a garbage disposal, Mr. Coffee programmable coffee maker, coffee grinder, microwave, and large rice cooker....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Small, but effective....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            It has it all!...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            The air conditioning (very effective) consists of a large ceiling fan in the: living room, kitchen, dining room, both bedrooms....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            The driveway leading to the home entrance has enough room for an RV, or a car and a speedboat, or a car and a small trailer....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            A linen closet is provided in the hallway connecting the bedrooms, and is very well stocked, including blankets....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            The driveway is very large, as can be seen from the picture of the home. Will fit two to three cars. ...moreless

          • Garage:

            Although there is an enclosed garage, at this time it is for the personal use of the owners....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            The washer is in the unit....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            The dryer is in the unit....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Lovely garden "Hawaiian"outdoor fully curtained shower next to the lanai, with bench, towel rack, and shower-caddy. Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, games, beach towels. Library of books: classics, adventure, Hawaiiana, hiking trail books....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                200 plus DVDs are available, which are added to every three to four months....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Dozens of CD's, ranging from classical to Hawaiian favorites....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                26" Sony Bravia flat screen TV. ...moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                A landphone is available for on-island calls at no charge. This feature only allows Kauai in-coming and/or out-going calls (no charge). No calls can be accepted or made off-island. Personal cell phones, however, will do both....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                A large roofed lanai that can sleep another three people (kids will love this!) as there are three automatically inflatable aerobeds that are very comfortable. For adults, too! In addition, come from the beach or hiking and use the outdoor shower next to the lanai!...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                A large, red-bricked-paved patio on the outside, front (just beyond the living room area), with a table and chairs (can seat 4-6) is available. Have breakfast, lunch, dinner and take in the view of the "Bali Hai" mountain in the distance. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    In the distance, have your morning coffee/tea on the outside brick patio (table and chairs) and see the 'Bali Hai' mountain, one of the island sites of Jurassic Park I and III, South Pacific, Seven Days and Seven Nights, and dozens of other Hollywood movies made on Kauai. Most recently, Princeville and Kauai's north shore were two of the locations featured in the filming of Avatar. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Surfing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                   

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                  5 night min stay
                  $150

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                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Location

                  Zipping! What an exhilarating experience! Attached to a cable, criss-cross high above valleys, swim, and return the same way! Definitely a must do! Just 10 minutes from our home.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About: Aloha! Prue and I have a home in Palo Alto, California, and have lived here for the past 32 years. Prue is presently a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and I am a retired educator. Prue grew up on Key Biscayne (the northern-most island of the Florida keys) and Miami, and I in a small agricultural town in the San Joaquin River Delta. Prue's love of island warm waters and my childhood experience with rivers (our family had a summer home north of San Francisco in the Russian River area) made us shoe-ins for water-related vacations. My father was stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II, and frequently talked fondly (even into his golden years) of Hawaii, and its stunning atmosphere. In short, Prue feels more at home in tropical environments, and I had always wanted to go to Hawaii. When our two children (girl and boy) were 12 and 14 respectively, we vacationed (1984) on Kauai. We decided to vacation here as Prue had previously lived in Princeville, and worked as a nurse in 1975. Kauai is the 'Garden Isle', and is arguably considered the most consistently lush in the Hawaiian island chain. Our experience was life-changing! The kids were 'blown away' by the snorkeling, hiking the Na Pali trail/coastline, swimming with moray eels and giant green 'honu' (Hawaiian for 'turtle'), the breath-taking waterfalls, and our first Hawaiian luau! We were ready to move right then! When I retired from teaching, we used inheritance money to purchase our island dream- home in Princeville where our spirits were so moved to love this magnificent place on earth. We wish to keep it in our family, and our family's family for as long as possible. At present, we have three wonderful and beautiful grand-daughters. Our four-year-old grand-daugher so often says her favorite thing about our place is chasing the roosters and chickens in the morning and evening! Mahalo! Prue and Jim

                  Why Private Homes:
                  First and foremost in our decision to buy a vacation rental in Princeville is its breath-taking vistas, the richness of the flora and fauna, the lack of crowds, and the number of beaches. We chose the North Shore of Kauai as one can walk the long beaches, and be totally alone, so much so that often you see no one for as far as the eye can see! You feel as if you are on a deserted island. The feeling, for us, enriches, nourishes, and heals us like no other place on earth.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The benefits of staying at our home are many. Aside from the views, the smells, and the access to so many activities, the greater benefit is internal. This unique home captures the indoor-outdoor Hawaiian feel. It is a retreat for privacy and comfort for couples, as well as for fun and safety for children. Another important benefit is its affordability!


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                  Photos

                  • View of Hale 'O Imi Loa from the cul-de-sac.

                    View of Hale 'O Imi Loa from the cul-de-sac.

                  • View of Kitchen and Bar, looking out to the Living Room.

                    View of Kitchen and Bar, looking out to the Living Room.

                  • Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch").  Outdoor shower just outside the far door.

                    Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch"). Outdoor shower just outside the far door.

                  • Peaceful, foliage view, large closet with sliding mirrored doors.

                    Peaceful, foliage view, large closet with sliding mirrored doors.

                  • Kalalau Valley Lookout in Kokee State Park

                    Kalalau Valley Lookout in Kokee State Park

                  • Coral Reef Snorkeling Beaches (Right to Left:  Ke'e, Tunnels, Lumahai, Hanalei.

                    Coral Reef Snorkeling Beaches (Right to Left: Ke'e, Tunnels, Lumahai, Hanalei.

                  • Kauai Mountains as seen from Hanalei Beach

                    Kauai Mountains as seen from Hanalei Beach

                  • Lumahai Beach.  Made famous by "South Pacific".  View of Bali Hai in background.

                    Lumahai Beach. Made famous by "South Pacific". View of Bali Hai in background.

                  • Living Room looking out at Bali Hai.

                    Living Room looking out at Bali Hai.

                  • Dining Room looking out on the Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch").

                    Dining Room looking out on the Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch").

                  • Very quiet, wonderful window view of island foliage, child friendly colors.

                    Very quiet, wonderful window view of island foliage, child friendly colors.

                  • Kilauea  Lighthouse, Museum and Bird Sactuary

                    Kilauea Lighthouse, Museum and Bird Sactuary

                  • View of the Napali Coast and Bali Hai from Haena

                    View of the Napali Coast and Bali Hai from Haena

                  • Our Grandaughter at the Pier at Hanalei Beach with her favorite  stick!

                    Our Grandaughter at the Pier at Hanalei Beach with her favorite stick!

                  • Kauapea Beach, also known as "Secret Beach"

                    Kauapea Beach, also known as "Secret Beach"

                  • Anini Beach.  Protected by Hawaii's largest coral reef.  Family friendly.

                    Anini Beach. Protected by Hawaii's largest coral reef. Family friendly.

                  VRBO #256858

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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