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Kuhio Shores, our 'Jewel on the Sea,' on Kauai's Gold Coast.
When we first walked into what was to become our new home in Kauai, the views of the ocean, coastline, and lush green hills and palms literally took our breath away! Located on a fantastic snorkeling beach (rated best snorkeling in Kauai by 'Sunset' magazine) and a summer surfing favorite, we could see turtles feeding below the lanai and blowholes out in the distance. Around the corner we saw where we had first learned to snorkel, next to one of the best restaurants in all of Kauai, the Beach House. Our oceanfront, one bedroom condominium, #305 at Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams!
If you are on your honeymoon, wish to recapture the romance in your relationship, or you just want to experience the awesome beauty and serenity of this 'jewel on the sea' by yourself, with your family, or friends, this is the ideal home for you when vacationing on the Garden Island of Kauai.
Kuhio Shores is closer to the ocean than an other condo or resort on the entire island of Kauai, with beach access. Learn to snorkel by the Beach House, on the west side of the building (teaming with fish; over 650 varieties in Hawaii!), then get into the water below our lanai to snorkel or dive with turtles! On the south side of our property, relax on the grass and watch surfers (little kids will amaze you!)and whales in winter. Right here, are three of Kauai's premier surf spots: PK'S, Acid Drops,and Centers.
In our completely private, third floor condominium (4 floors total), the only thing you hear is the crashing of the waves. As soon as you open the front door, your eyes go out to the ocean. You have unobstructed views from the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and, of course, the lanai.
Remodeled for the most discriminating guest, our home reflects the Hawaiian tropics. Comfort and beauty are our priority. Bamboo floors glisten in the light of the morning sunrise. New tile and paint, in tropical greens and earth tones, create a peaceful, clean atmosphere. Bathe in luxury in our Noccino Italian marble shower with stone accents. The kitchen features Brazilian, Verdi Peacock granite countertops that reflect the aqua of the ocean, and new stainless steel appliances. In the diningroom, bamboo wainscoting and a huge mirror framed in dark tropical wood, reflects the crashing waves, bringing the spectacular beauty of Kauai's nature inside.
An ultra luxurious, king-size bed, a top-of-the-line with a 'memory foam' pillowtop, is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. High thread count cotton sheets are topped with silk filled comforters with cotton duvets, making this a truly clean and blissful bed! Ocean breezes cool you naturally as they are pulled though the bedroom breezeway. In the livingroom a comfy chenille, queen-size, pull-out couch has a five-inch-thick mattress (no bars or poking springs). Two Hawaiian-style reclining chairs are perfect for laying back to watch the waves, listen to CDs, or watch cable TV. The hand-carved dining room table with rattan chairs is your exclusive seat to spot playful spinner dolphins. On our large lanai are two chaise lounges, chairs and tables; you will be so comfortable, you may not want to leave. Seeing a rainbow, or the moon shimmering over the water will create lifetime memories.
Another feature that sets us apart is that we collect original works of art by renoun artists. Artwork is carefully chosen to reflect the lushness and peace of Kauai. Our masterpiece is by Fred Gemmell. This large scale abstract painting on the back of glass was at sea for a month before it arrived in our Kauai home. Fred 'captures with complex detail and bold gestures, the amazing diversity and adaptability of life in all its interaction and beauty..... to create a feeling of a luminous and unfolding mystery.” We are also proud to display original pastel paintings by local Kauai artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii.
Because we know you are probably tired and hungry after your long journey, we give you an 'Aloha Basket' with snacks and coffee, so that you can immediately begin to relax.
The 'Aloha Spirit' truly exists on the island of Kauai. We have done our very best to bring this spirit into our 'Jewel on the Sea.' Photos say more than words so please scroll down below where it says 'CLICK HERE - To View More Photos of Condo.' We also invite you to our facebook page which is dedicated to providing connections for our guests.
California King size memory foam with luxurious bedding (we get calls asking for the name of the bed). High thread-count cotton sheets topped with cotton duvets over silk-filled comforter. Ocean-cooled air gets pulled into the bedroom through an interior breezeway engineered during our remodel. Ocean-view in bedroom....moreless
Tropical marble embedded with crystals and granite countertop create a feeling of being in a secret nature environment. ...moreless
We love the arts. We commissioned a large-scale painting on glass by renowned artist and architect, Fred Gemmell, which may be his best work yet. It arrived after a month at sea (see his work online, including on the cover of Lux Magazine, 2011 winter's edition, in the Jan. 2012, San Diego Home and Garden magazine). I just bought two original Plein-Air pastel paintings for the bedroom from local artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii. Our interior is as gorgeous as the breathtaking landscape. This is an upscale home with floor-to-ceiling Windows for Spectacular Views of the sea. High speed wireless internet will keep you connected. Comfortable Seating and lounges on extra large Lanai, Fully-equipped Kitchen with Verde Peacock Granite and Stainless steel Appliances, Blender, Coffeemaker, Cookware, Professional Waffle Maker, Etc, Bathroom features Granite/Maple Vanity and Italian Noccino Marble shower with glass enclosure, Luxurious Cal King size bed. ...moreless
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Two beaches for snorkeling, surfing and diving just a few feet from front door (down the elevator or stairs). Turtles daily from the huge lanai. Honestly the best view in Poipu with swimmable beaches....moreless
Two snorkeling areas, a dive site and three famous surf spots are right here: Prince Kuhio, Acid Drop and Centers. Enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. Sandy beaches and green belting with coconut palms. Next door to the #1 rated Beach House Restaurant, famous for its sunset (your sunset every night!)....moreless
Behind our building and across the street is the birthplace of Prince Kuhio. The royal family chose this place because of its beauty. Wander around lava stadium walls, an ancient pond, flowers and fruit trees and view of the ocean. I rarely see anyone in the park. Love to walk there under the moonlight and let my imagination go. ...moreless
The waves roll past the condo. The condo feels like a boat. Turtles live right below the lanai and we see them everyday. Endangered monk seals snooze on the beach. Spot humpback whales in winter. ...moreless
Walking distance to Spouting Horn, National Botanical Gardens, restaurants, gourmet farmers' market, art galleries and shops, Hawaiian holy site...moreless
Extra large lanai with expansive views of the ocean, coastline and Prince Kuhio Park, a Hawaiian holy site. Turtles live below the lanai. Guests return just to see the whales in winter (and to have a bit of summer!). Two chaise lounges, a tall bistro set allows us to see over the glass railing. 2 extra chairs for guests. Extra folding table for artists. ...moreless
holiday 2015 Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016 7 night min stay
winter 2016 Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
*Prices above reflect six (6) nights or more $239 per night, Five (5) nights or less are $245 per night (Winter).
Three night stay when it occurs during a "back to back."
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The condo's beach is on Kauai's Gold Coast, a snorkeler's paradise. Our beach, Lawal on Poipu Beach, is ranked the best snorkeling on the island by Sunset magazine: Snorkel different times of the day to see different kinds of fish (650+ types in the islands). Watch giant sea turtles from the lanai. This is also a dive spot, and some of the best surfing is out the door: PK’s, Centers, and Acid Drop. In the winter watch humpback whales. Walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries. we are next to the Beach House Restaurant. Sunny, central location: Sightsee, Hike, Bike, Sail, Boogie Board, visit Botanical Gardens ( one mile, next to the blow hole 'Spouting Horn'), sea and river kayak (Kauai is the only Hawaiian island with navigable rivers), boat tours (catamarans leave from Port Allen to the awe-inspiring Napali Coast), Helicopter, movie site ATV, horseback riding, zip-line, tubing, greatist array of public golf is on Kauai, or just Relax in our oceanfront Jewel on the Sea.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: It give us great joy to share our 'Jewel on the Sea' with our guests. Over the years we have stayed in contact with many of our guests, some who return over and over again. We host a facebook page that is dedicated to all things Kauai, where you can meet local residents, make plans in advance of your trip and get referral from our past guests. We are so grateful to provide a beautiful tropical oceanfront home for your special time on Kauai. We enjoy getting to know our guests and will help you with ideas for your trip. We are from the San Diego area, in a north coastal town called Encinitas. Dreaming of becoming Kauai residents someday. FYI: We never ask our guests to wire money and we do not advertise on Craig's list. Every year we continue to make improvements. We take great pride in our work on our 'Jewel on the Sea' and continue to do everything possible to add to your enjoyment. Hope you stay with us! We are sure you are going to love it!
Why the Owner Chose Kuhio Shores: Kuhio Shores is where, as one guest described it, 'the location is the destination.' It is closer to the water than any other resort or condo on the island and perhaps,in all of the islands, with beaches for snorkeling, diving and surfing right at the condo. No need to get into a car. You will hear the sounds of the ocean day and night. From our wall of windows and the lanai you can watch the day turn into night with spectacular sunrises, relax on the lanai while the cool aqua waves roll past the lanai and turtles feel below, witness a passing shower and rainbows over the water and Prince Kuhio Park. In winter we get excited by the sighting of a breaching whale. Walk over to the Beach House Restaurant for an outstanding dinner or bring a drink down to the beach to watch the magnificent sunset. Head back up to the condo to lay on chaise lounge under the evening stars or gaze at the full moon reflecting over the water. We never tire of the constant lull of the ocean. Our Jewel on the Sea, #305 Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: When we were younger we lived in a cottage by the ocean in Southern California and sadly had to leave. We never dreamed we could ever live by the beach again. Years later, we went on vacation to Kauai as a reprieve from taking care of our ailing parents. At the time we asked a local man about the best place to snorkle on the island. He told us about a small beach by the Beach House Restaurant. We ended up snorkeling there everyday of that vacation. The reef was filled with colorful fish, the turquoise water was calm and access was easy. Being in the water there was such a joyful experience! We never dreamed the possibility of owning a condo on Kauai, let alone on our favorite snorkeling beach, but it happened! As soon as we opened the door of our 'Jewel on the Sea' we knew it was home. and we had to make it happen. We didn't know this at the time (the view would have been enough), but right below our condo is where turtles feed. I have been told by guests who had previously lived in the islands that they have never seen so many turtles in all the years they had lived in Hawaii.
As soon as the condo was ours, we began our remodel, marrying the luxury of upscale resorts with the comforts of a fine home. During a flight back to the mainland an idea came to us about how to increase the airflow. The positioning of our condo in the building was already excellent but now, after creating a 'breezeway,' the condo interior is like a cool wind tunnel and we need to turn the fans off at night in the summer. With the first cut into the wall we could feel the air getting pulled throughout the entire condo and unexpectedly created an oceanview in the bedroom. Nothing gives us greater joy than to please our guests; that we have contributed to our guests' lifetime experience. We know that for most people vacationing on Kauai may be a once in a lifetime experience. We will continue to do all that we can to make it one of your greatest experiences.