Ocean Front Luxury Condo: Best Ground Floor Puu Poa Unit
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Puu Poa condo description
This immaculate luxury condo, perched on an emerald bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers spectacular views of the surf and famous Bali Hai mountains.
On Kauai's North Shore, near Hanalei Bay, this 1900-square-foot, ground-floor unit is found in the Puu Poa Condominiums property that sits adjacent to the five-star St. Regis Princeville Resort Hotel.
Watch sunsets, whales, dolphins, tropical birds, sailboats and surfers from the private, covered lanai that opens directly onto the lawn overlooking the ocean. Relax, grill and eat on the lanai in any weather. Take the extra light lounge chairs out on the lawn and stretch out for sunbathing or relaxing after dark as you watch the stars and listen to the surf. Just a short walk away, across the lush grass, you'll find the heated pool and tennis courts.
Directly below the Puu Poa Condominiums sits the secluded Hideaways Beach. A favorite of many visitors to the island, Hideaways is one of the top-rated snorkeling spots on Kauai.
Enjoy all of this and all the beauty, fun and serenity Hawaii's Garden Island has to offer with Puu Poa #111 as your luxurious, comfortable, vacation home base.
The condo features an Italian-designed, gourmet, eat-in kitchen overlooking a large, open living room and dining area, all offering expansive views of the ocean and mountains. You'll find European furniture, plantation shutters and tiled floors throughout. Designed with attention to promoting a comfortable, bright, airy living space that fully takes advantage of the delightful ocean breezes.
Watch the sun rise and set over the ocean from the living room area, or turn on the 55-inch television and pop in a DVD.
On the covered lanai, use the Frontgate stainless steel grill and side burner to grill your meals. Enjoy the contemporary outdoor furniture: dining table and chairs and Italian lightweight lounge chairs.
The kitchen is outfitted with a Subzero refrigerator, wine/beverage cooler, washer/dryer, glass counter-top range, oven and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to prepare any gourmet feast.
The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, night stands, bookshelves, a computer desk and illuminated closet. The guest bedroom features another queen-size bed, closet, a chest of drawers and a flat-screen TV. There are remote-controlled ceiling fans with lights in each of the bedrooms and in the kitchen dining area and living room.
Enjoy shopping and dining in idyllic Hanalei where you'll find a farmers market, fish market and natural food store. Visit the world-renowned St. Regis Princeville Hotel and Puu Poa Beach. Explore Lumahai and Hanalei beaches; discover the famous backdrops for dozens of Hollywood films including 'South Pacific' and 'Jurassic Park.' Most recently, George Clooney and the cast of 'The Descendants' were filmed at the St. Regis Hotel.
At the end of Highway 560, a scenic drive along the Coast, you'll find opportunities for hiking, swimming and dining.
- On floor 1
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Living Room seats 6
- Music Library:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
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Memories of a lifetime!
Memories of a lifetime!
I am late getting to this review, but I could not let it go without sharing how wonderful our stay was. It was the best vacation we've ever had. The unit was beautiful, spacious, well appointed, and felt like home. Not to mention the view from every room was mind blowing! We took full advantage of the pool and the access to snorkeling, plus being so conveniently near the store and restaurants made provisioning and dining decisions a snap. I would like to personally thank the owners for sharing their property with our family and helping us create happy memories of our amazing vacation that will last a lifetime. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
- Guest Miz Simpson (Newbury Park, CA)
- Date of stay 08/15/13
- Review Submitted 12/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you for your very, very nice review. We have read it with great satisfaction. Since you have left our condominium we have instituted a number of improvements: new king-size bed in the master bedroom, queen-size bed in the guest bedroom, luxury linen, bath matts, towels and beach towels, Bose Wave Radio, new coffee maker, new washer/dryer etc. Perhaps that will wet your appetite to come back? We would certainly like to welcome you again as our guest. Peter & Elke
We stayed here in mid June and I'm finally getting around to reviewing. Of all the stuff I have purchased over the years I don't think I've given more than a couple of reviews - just never get around to it. But this condo was so nice that I wanted to find the time. It is in immaculate condition. Great location within walking distance to the St Regis, a fun 5 minute 'drop' down to Hideaway Beach, owners were very responsive. I tell everyone that we got very lucky finding this place. Our entire time in Kauai was fantastic and coming 'home' to our relaxing, well-appointed condo after a day of adventure or just relaxation made it all the better. Let's keep this place a secret :-)
- Guest Jon H.
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed Puu Poa 111 and Kauai. Peter
Really the find in Puu Poa - we've stayed in upper floor units in Puu Poa in the past, and loved it - as such, we were not sure about a lower unit, but decided to give it a try. We were amazed - the covered Lanai is twice as "usable" as an open Lanai above.The view from this particular unit is spectacular, catching Hanalei, the point, and of course the ocean. The owners have done a beautiful and thoughtful job in their remodeling, making the property more "usable" than any we have stayed in at Puu Poa. I highly recommend you try this unit, and see how wonderful it is, and how easy to work with the property owners are. We've already locked in our stay again for next year, and intend to only book with them again in all future trips to Kauai. The only reluctance I have in giving the highest possible review is that others will want to book this property, making it less available for our future visits.
- Guest MMH (Cardiff-By-The-Sea)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 06/14/13
Owner response: Thanks so much for your very flattering review. It fills us with gratitude to learn our efforts to provide a first class vacation environment for our guests have apparently paid off. We also are grateful that this guest has found - as we have ourselves - the many advantages of our ideally situated ground floor unit over most upper floor Puu Poa condos. We are looking forward hosting this this party again in the future.
Rest and Relaxation
Rest and Relaxation
If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay, then look no further! My husband and I stayed here for 9 days in late April/early May. The condo complex is very quiet. As you can see in the pictures there are lots of windows facing the ocean so you always hear the waves crashing in the background. We spent many afternoons just relaxing or reading a book on the lanai. The beach below (Hideaways) is a must! Be careful on the path down, but every step is worth it! Working with Peter and Elke was a breeze. One recommendation: it got a bit warm in the afternoon with the sun streaming in, pull the shade on the lanai and tilt a few of the shutters for a couple hours, it really helped cut down on the heat. Around dinner time we would open everything back up and then watch the sunset!
- Guest Angela S.
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the tip. It certainly will help other guest to manage summer sun exposure.
This condo was spectacular. Pictures don't do it justice! It was spotless, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and thoughtfully appointed. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could want and with very good quality dishes and cooking utensils. The people at the complex were helpful and friendly and the owner was very responsive. We wanted to spend the week in Kauai just relaxing, and we did, but we also had a wonderful time trying out new activities and exploring the island. All the while knowing we could return to the lovely community pool to relax before dinner. My husband said he actually felt like he was a guest in a friend's home, not just a vacation rental. This is a top notch rental.
- Guest Granny (New Jersey)
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for telling us that you enjoyed our favorite place on earth.
Ideal North Shore location
Ideal North Shore location
My husband and I stayed here with our two boys, aged 11 and 13, over Spring Break 2013. We were extremely pleased with the condo's location and furnishings. Views -- Spectacular. Beautiful sunsets over Bali Hai in the evenings, and whales breaching just offshore every afternoon. Kitchen -- Beautifully laid out and well supplied. Everything you could possibly need, and then some! We very much appreciated the complimentary bag of Kauai coffee -- it was delicious! Lanai -- Lovely place for grilling and outdoor living. Bedrooms/Baths -- Plenty of closet/drawer space for us to stash everything. Loved the double shower in the master bath. We would second what some other reviewers have mentioned about the full-size futon in the guest BR -- a larger bed or 2 single beds would make the condo more comfortable for 4 people. Location -- In addition to the gorgeous ocean views, this is a very convenient North Shore location. It's only about 45 minutes from the airport and there's a grocery store nearby. There was flash flooding on the island while we were there and both Hanalei and Kapaa were affected, but not Princeville! If you don't fancy the adventurous scramble down the cliff from the condo to Hideaways Beach (which is gorgeous once you get down there), you can drive 10 minutes to Anini Beach for excellent snorkeling, lots of sea turtles, and very easy beach access. Dining -- We stocked up at the Lihue Costco on our way in and did most of our dining at the condo, but we did have a very nice dinner out at Mediterranean Gourmet in Ha'ena, about 10-15 minutes further west along the North Shore. They have a fabulous oceanside location where you can watch the famous North Shore waves breaking while you eat. Good food and a nice wine list. Overall -- The condo is light, airy, spacious, convenient, and just a delightful place to stay. The owner, Peter, was pleasant, responsive and professional, as was Manny, the local manager. Highly recommended.
- Guest Sara F.
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you, Sara, for this positive review. We are pleased to learn that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our small niche in paradise. The bed in the guest bedroom will be replaced on our next trip to Kauai in late October.
Best Views in Princeville!
Best Views in Princeville!
Our family of four has been coming to Kauai for many years, but this was our first time staying in Princeville. This Puu Poa condo has all the amenities needed for any length of stay. It is close to Foodland at the Princeville shopping area if you enjoy cooking at home or a 2 minute walk to the St. Regis for drinks or dinner. The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. You can prepare you meals with state of the art appliances while watching the sun set over the ocean. A few steps out from the lanai you can watch surfers in the waves, whales breaching and the occasional rainbow framing your view. A short hike to hideaways beach provides some of the best snorkeling on the island. This condo provides some of the most spectacular views on all of Kauai!
- Guest R, W, W & A (Boulder, CO USA)
- Date of stay 02/05/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: My wife and I are very humbled by your positive comments. It confirms our dedication to providing our guests at Puu Poa a place of serenity and an overall positive vacation experience.
Watch whales from the lanai!
Watch whales from the lanai!
Just as advertised condo, well appointed, great lanai to watch the surfers and whales. The second bed is not terribly comfortable and lacked a few items to get started, but certainly a place I would return. Close to stores, shopping and beaches. The beach just below the condo is nice but a bit of a steep hike, worth the trip however. Peter was great to work with and actually keeps the calendar up to date making it easy to really know if it is available.
- Guest Charles H. (Bozeman,Montana)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Another five-star review. We are glad this renter had a great vacation in our condo. We will address the guest bed issue mentioned by perhaps replacing it with two single beds as soon as is practical. His comments are highly appreciated as they help us to further improve the unit. Our goal remains 100% satisfaction of our guests.
Very nice condo, clean, quiet, comfortable with a great view! The condo was exactly as advertised with many nice and thoughtful touches (Hawaiian coffee, tea, reading materials, music CDs, light switches labeled, etc.). The weather was great (rained some at night, but the days were mostly sunny and beautiful). We barbequed in the grill, watched the Superbowl on the 55" screen TV, read fiction on the Lanai, soaked in the scenery, watched spectacular sunrises and sunsets, took lots of photos and overall had a great stress free vacation. We all highly recommend the Blue Dolphin for dining just a short drive away (5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei) and the short/steep hike down to the beach. The complex was very quiet (which was great for reading and listening to the sound of the ocean). I would offer one caution to anyone with mobility problems - the only access to the condo includes walking down/up three short slights of stairs. Bringing in luggage/groceries was a bit cumbersome. Another small challenge was the entry door lock, which took some getting used to (turn deadbolt key all the way to the left to get the thumb latch to open - took us several tries each time). Overall - Our 50-something girl's trip to Kauai was peaceful, comfortable and BEAUTIFUL!
- Guest Donna H.
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 02/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are grateful these guests appreciated our effort to provide comfortable and livable accommodations. We also appreciate the critique concerning the front door lock. We will let future guests know in our instruction sheet, how to conquer this fancy Baldwin bronze door locking mechanism. In addition, we will advise persons with mobility challenges to request a key from us to the gate between the two large buildings. Stair-less access to the condo is easily possible by a short (approximately 50 yards) walk across the lawn to the lanai.
Beautiful and clean condo. Great location!
Beautiful and clean condo. Great location!
This place was exactly as advertised! Large open layout, nicely furnished with everything you could possibly need, including high-end appliances and some personal touches which makes it less hotel like and more like living in a luxury unit you may design yourself. It is a bottom floor unit which we preferred as you just walk right onto the lawn which has the most amazing views (the ocean view is also easily visible from inside the unit as well). Unlike upper level units which have the hot sun beating down on them, this unit stays nice and cool. There are plantation shutters on all windows, doors and closets (yes even the bathroom doors!) This means good air circulation and it never feels musty like some other condos we have experienced. On the flip side, those that have a need for more privacy (ie. bathroom and bedroom doors that are solid), will not get that entirely with these plantation doors. The units are situated on a high bluff above Hideaways beach which is very private, secluded and a bit of a steep hike for the unadventurous - this means less people and a feeling of being more exclusive once you undertake the 7 minute clamber. The owner was very helpful and great to work with. Already planning a return trip to Kauai and hope to stay again .
- Guest mvguy (mill valley, CA)
- Date of stay 01/11/13
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We are very pleased this guest found our condominium a pleasant experience. It confirms that our remodeling effort was successful in creating a bright, airy, contemporary living space for our guests.
Special offer: Pre-Holiday Special
Take advantage of our special at $235 per night with a minimum stay of 4 nights.
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Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2014
5 night min stay
Oct 15 - Dec 10, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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A $500 security deposit is due upon booking; fully refunded after inspection by manager, usually within 72 hours. A clean-out fee of $225.00 will be charged as well as 13.42% Hawaii taxes
Payment in full is required if the reservation is within 30 days
prior to arrival. 15% military discount for qualified personnel.
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- cleaning: $225 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Lihuhe at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 56 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: St. Regis Hotel at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: St. Regis Hotel at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: We have enjoyed several months per year in our Puu Poa home since having completely remodeled it in 1996-1997. We are retired from working in our own R&D company, from employment in a large US company and from being on the faculty of a major university. Coming originally from Germany, the European influence on the design of the interior of the property is apparent. Other design goals were achieving a light and airy internal environment. Direct and hot sunlight is avoided which, combined with louvered windows for 24-hour cross ventilation, keeps the interior comfortably cool. The covered lanai with contemporary patio furniture and cooking/grilling facilities offers outdoor living at its finest.
Why the Owner Chose Puu Poa:
We chose Puu Poa for several reasons besides the obvious ones, namely climate and lifestyle. The condominium's structure is solid concrete (not primarily wood) and, thus, hurricane resistant. Our unit is on the ground floor 140 ft. above sea level (therefore tsunami proof) with extraordinary views of ocean, mountains, sunrises and sunsets,waterfalls and rainbows; provides direct access across the lawn to the swimming pool and has several beaches nearby. The 'backyard' invites sunbathing in front of our lanai. The lanai itself is one of the essential living spaces of our home.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Watching sunsets, whales, dolphins, tropical birds, sailboats and surfers directly from the lanai in the year-round mild climate; the easy access to site seeing, beaches, the swimming pool and to shopping for local food in farmers markets have made us fall in love with our niche in paradise. The serenity of our place is a treat we could not do without.
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Links to more information:
View from Lanai
Welcome to our Home, Entrance and Dining
Atrium Garden and Views
View toward Lanai
Master Bedroom with king-size bed and ocean view
Master Bathroom view from shower area
Hidden Beach; View in Front of Lanai
Puu Poa Condominiums
View from the lanai during breakfast and a brief distant rain shower
Atrium Living; Dining and Games
View toward Informal Dining and Kitchen
Entrance to Lanai
Mater Bathroom Shower with two shower heads
Guest Bedroom with queen-size bed
Swimming Pool accessible across lawn
Serenity on the Lanai
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