"In 2015 we had our 10th stay at Pali Ke Kua, which is our favorite condo complex on Kauai. For the past 8 consecutive years my wife and I stayed at this condo. Our visits have ranged from 1-3 weeks. This year was 16 days.
This condo is a 2nd floor end unit with a loft 2nd bedroom. The condo has a great view of sunsets and the north end of the Na Pali Coast. Since this is an end unit that juts out slightly on a point of the cliff, in addition to the main views to the west, there is a view to the north from the dining area and the MBR. The position of this condo makes it more private than some of the others. We heard our neighbors a few times, but it wasn’t really a problem. Our main company was chirping geckos who shared the condo with us and the many resident birds.
The west-facing units like this one get direct sun in the late afternoon into the interior of the unit and become quite warm (no A/C). If you plan a sunset dinner, you might want to get takeout or prepare it ahead of time. During the peak heat of summer, it can get very warm, especially if you are cooking in the kitchen in the early evening.
The furnishings in this condo are first rate. Very comfortable and in great condition. The owners web site, kauai-oceanfront-condo.com, accurately depicts the interior of the unit. This unit can only be rented directly through the owner, Angela, who is great to work with.
You will find almost everything you would have at home in this unit. Lots of kitchenware, drink coasters, cable TV, DVD player, iPod connection, high speed wireless Internet, washer/dryer, books, games, puzzles, Hawaiian-themed videos. Lots of towels. Extra bed linens. Etc. Also stuff for the beach. Straw mats. Bogie boards. Beach chairs. A couple of coolers. Etc. I donated an electric grill in 2014 which is on the lanai, so this is one of the few units with a grill. Over the years we have been staying there, Angela has made a number of upgrades an improvements, such as replacing the washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, entertainment system, window shades, and so on.
There is also a great little snorkeling beach, Hideways, at the base of the cliff, which is accessed by walking down a paved (most of the way) path. Most years on at least one visit to the beach I can find sea turtles that like to hang out and snack on the reef right off the beach.
There is a restaurant - Hideaways Pizza Pub at PKK, just 2 minutes stroll from the condo.
I highly recommend this condo."
Guest: Peter D.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 19, 2015