"This was the most fabulous, amazing, memorable, and perfect vacation we have ever had. The location of the penthouse couldn't be better. We were only a few minutes from Hanalei where there are plenty of dining options to choose from if you don't feel like cooking. If you do end up cooking in the condo, your options are endless. Every kitchen utensil you could dream of could be found in one of the drawers or cabinets. Even if you decide to make a few cocktails at home, there is an ice machine on the refrigerator door, and not to mention, a Margaritaville frozen drink blender on the counter (some restaurants don't even have one!). The view from BOTH (yes there are two!) lanais are out of this world. When you are watching the beautiful sunset from either one, if you look down, you can see people standing on the grass below trying to get as good of a view that you have. If sunsets aren't for you, perhaps you would like watching the sea turtles or surfers in the ocean with one of two binoculars or a telescope. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, as are both bathrooms. Who doesn't like a whirlpool tub or a giant shower with more than four shower heads? Talk about a vacation! You would spend a lot more money per night if you rented from a five star resort, most of which don't have a full kitchen or ocean view such as the 412 Penthouse. There are so many perks listed in the description of this rental, and every single one of them is accurate. The pictures don't do it justice; the Penthouse is straight out of a magazine.
But what really made this the most wonderful experience we have ever had...are the owners, Dick and Eleanor. I have never rented from this caliber of people, and I'm sure I will never meet anyone as special as they are. The entire rental, from check-in to check-out to returning our deposit, was seamless. The organization and planning that they put into your experience at the 412 Penthouse is out of this world. It never felt like we were renting a condo for five days - it felt like we were staying in someone's home, always feeling their hospitality, generosity, and kindness with each waking moment, and knowing we were privileged guests to have the opportunity to spend our honeymoon on Kauai in their Penthouse. Dick and Eleanor made this vacation perfect for us. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to stay in Penthouse 412, and cannot thank them enough. Dick and Eleanor, you are amazing people!!! xoxo"
Date of Stay: October 2014
Review Submitted: October 31, 2014