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Hale Makai-Mauka ('Ocean-Mountain Home' in Hawaiian) is an airy 2-story condo on the ocean in Princeville with amazing views from every room. It is located in Sea Lodge, a peaceful, serene North Shore oasis with manicured tropical grounds and private pool that are professionally maintained. Our condo has 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bath. The Master bedroom (Queen Bed) is on the main floor. A second bedroom (2 Twin Beds) is upstairs in the loft. See and hear the ocean as you drift off to sleep! The living room is outfitted with a flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo radio. Spectacular views from the dining nook include the ocean and the famed mountain 'Bali Hai'. Vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, and newly updated with tiger bamboo flooring throughout. A full size washer and dryer are in the condo (hidden behind an accordion door) for your convenience. Fully outfitted with linens, beach towels, kitchen utensils, table ware. Free Cable TV, WiFi and Phone (US & Canada only). The condo is a corner end unit in a 3-story building; you will be on the top two floors with no one above you or on one side of you. There is no elevator. Private parking is next to the condo for convenient unloading. Private ocean-view pool just steps away, as is the Sea Lodge outdoor BBQ and dining area. Snorkel at the private Sea Lodge Beach, just a 10 minute stroll along the bluff! Hawaiian Nene geese are frequent visitors to Sea Lodge grounds. World-class golfing a mere 5 minutes by car. Hanalei Bay, only 10 min by car, is one of the best beaches in the world - be sure to jump off the Hanalei Pier!
Lanai on main floor with ocean views; seating for 3 and a table...moreless
Steps away - communal (Charcoal) with tables...moreless
Water Sports Gear:
Miscellaneous water toys, boogie board, beach umbrella and chairs, cooler, and snorkel gear (but guests sometimes add/remove these items so we can't guarantee what will be there upon your arrival)....moreless
Pool / Spa
Sea Lodge pool steps away from condo; touchpad keyed entry; deck chairs; ocean views...moreless
Effective March 11, 2015, Adrienne will take over as Booking Manager for us.
Our current Booking Manager, Jim Grindle, is retiring at the end of March 2015.....we wish him all the best!
We are confident that the transition will proceed smoothly!
The reason we have a Booking Manager is to better serve you, as Steve and Deb are not always accessible via e-mail.
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Woods Nine, Ocean Nine, Princeville, Makai, & more
Hwy 560/56 (4 min.)
Variety at Princeville Center
secluded Sea Lodge Beach
Whales and dolphins are visible spouting from our condo in winter; spinner dolphins and sea turtles are year-round visitors. Tow-in surfers are also visible from our condo when the waves are big. Morning coffee outside on our Lanai or on the bench at the cliff edge is a great way to start your island adventures. We love to watch sunrises and sunsets from our Sea Lodge 'back yard', as well as sunsets at Hanalei Bay. Hanalei Bay (10-15 min drive) is the most spectacular beach with paddle boarding, jumping off the Pier, surfing, boogie boarding, beachcombing, and barbequing. For snorkeling we love the private Sea Lodge Beach (10 min walk) and Annini Beach (10-15 min drive). Fabulous bird watching at Kilauea Lighthouse (15 min drive). Rock Quarry Beach in Kilauea has great surfing, tide pools, and hiking up the river to amazing waterfalls. Our favorite restaurant is The Dolphin in Hanalei, where we pick up fresh sushi to take to the beach. In Princeville Center we like to get fish tacos, Thai food, ribs, fish, ice cream and more. It is totally worth the 30-45 min drive (across 7 one-lane bridges!) to explore North Shore caves, beachcomb, surf, and snorkel at Tunnels Beach in Haena and Ke'e Beach on the Na Pali coast. We love the food and the view at The Mediterranean Restaurant in Haena. If it's raining on the North Shore, simply drive to the South Shore - our favorite spots are Brenneke's Beach in Poipu, Waimea canyon (especially the Kalalau overlook), as well as Polihale Beach on the West Shore. We also loved tubing on former sugar cane irrigation canals, which have several amazing tunnels that go through the mountains. Make sure to get the free brochures at the airport, that list many activities and restaurants around the Island!
Year Purchased: 2004
About: Steve and Deb are scientists at a world-class university in the Midwest US. We first visited Kauai in 1979 and immediately fell in love with the island. After spending our son's first birthday on Kauai's North Shore, we decided to buy a vacation place to be our 'tropical getaway' home. We have made many wonderful friends from all over the world while staying at our condo!
Since we are not always accessible by phone or e-mail, Adrienne has graciously agreed to manage our VRBO bookings, to better serve you! We are super happy to have Adrienne join our ohana. Adrienne is taking over from Jim Grindle, who decided to retire. We wish Jim all the best!
Why Sealodge: We looked at a LOT of places and fell in love with Sea Lodge because of its fantastic views, small size, and numerous amenities, including its convenient location to Hanalei Bay, Annini Beach, and Kilauea Lighthouse bird sanctuary. The spectacular views and homey feel immediately made us feel at ease. Each building has only 9 or 10 units, giving the development a private, family-like feel surrounded by breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: We LOVE the views and sounds of the Ocean ('Makai') and the lush tropical Mountains ('Mauka') which is how we named our home: 'Hale Makai-Mauka'. We hope you'll love it as much as we do and enjoy it as often as you are able! We love decorating our Kauai home with tropical Hawaiian treasures, many from local artists.