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Custom built 3bd/3ba True Hawaiian home w/Saltwater lap POOL & lava rock wall

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Hale Emmalani is a custom designed single story 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Princeville home. It is ideally located on a corner lot surrounded by mature coconut, avocado and lychee trees along with a beautiful lava rock wall. Hale Emmalani is a one-of-a-kind home that sleeps 6 in beds and up to 10 guests adding the sleeper and/or aerobed. This home is about 1800 square feet featuring a very open floor plan with rare Hawaiian Koa wood trim. There are new Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout. The teak dining table seats 6 to 8 and the bar seats 5. The kitchen has been upgraded with new black granite counters, a corian bar, Italian tile floor and all new Jennair & LG appliances. All three bathrooms are newly renovated with new tile. While there is a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom - it is not entirely practical on the island, utilities being as expensive as they are there. Our hotwater heater is solar and if it hasn't been sunny for an extended time you might not have enough hot water to fill that enormous tub! We suggest the great showers, the pool or that warm beautiful ocean nearby as a better reason to book our home!

The new guest house/pool cabana has a large outdoor shower overlooking a gorgeous 10x50 lap pool with custom rock patio. Five skylights and large custom windows make this home light, bright and airy. The backyard with lap pool has Bali Hai mountain views. There is a brand new gas grill on the patio. The house is fully stocked with kitchenware, full linens, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, vacuum, beach towels, beach chairs, 2 cruiser bicycles, helmets, 4 small kids bikes, paddle ball set, basketball, soccer ball, volleyball, two tennis rackets, yoga mat , big exercise ball, kick boards, pool ball and sand toys. There is also an eclectic dvd, book and game collection for your vacation pleasure. The washer/dryer is front loading and full-size. If it is a working vacation you’ll find an HP All-in One printer/copier/scanner at the small desk with a view of the lap pool. The lap pool has a salt water chlorination system - much easier on the eyes, skin and hair. There is wireless, high speed internet access. There is a Sony Bravia flat screen TV/DVD/CD in the living room and another flat screen TV in the master bedroom. There are also a portable MP3/Ipod docking station stereo and portable CD players.

Hale Emmalani is across the street from a beautiful lush park with basketball court and volleyball net. If tennis is your game there are public courts at the nearby Makai course. You could even walk (.5mi)to the Princeville Center shops and restaurants and playground. It is an easy drive to many of the beautiful North Shore beaches including Hanalei Bay beach and Anini beach. The Princeville beaches are 2 miles away and down some pretty steep paths. Hard to do with gear and little ones but well worth it for the fit and unencumbered. A personal concierge is waiting to set you up with activities like Horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, zipline tours and luaus. The Princeville Health Club and Spa offers day or weekly passes with relaxing spa treatments available as well as steam, suana and whirpools in both locker rooms. All of Princeville’s world class golf courses are within 5 minutes from Hale Emmalani. Did we mention the salt water lap pool? Ahh….

Bedding: 1 California king, 1 European king (or two twin extra longs-just let us know what you prefer), 1 queen in the pool cabana, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 queen aerobed mattress, 1 queen Coleman air mattress, 1 twin air mattress.

As is custom with vacation home rentals we provide you with a starter supply of paper products, soap & detergent -but then you are responsible for your own supplies.

Check In Time is 3pm - Check Out time is 10am (late checkouts can only be arranged through my cleaning team once you arrive on the island - it is based on their schedule - thank you!)

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Cara Newman Ruyle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Cara Newman Ruyle

Hi, we are Richard Ruyle and Cara Newman Ruyle. We have three great kids and love vacationing in Kauai and hope you will too. We love the idea of sharing this unique beautiful home and location with others. We have lovely memories from this area and plan on creating more.

Cara Newman Ruyle purchased this house in 2009

Why Cara Newman Ruyle chose North Shore

The North Shore of Kauai has a tropical beauty found few other places. The friendliness of the people there, the beautiful beaches, the hiking, kayaking, surfing ...we could go on and on. The air is clean and healthy. The tropical rains that quickly blow through leave lush greenery and often double rainbows. We have enjoyed snorkeling and dancing the hula. We know others who relish the world class golf courses. We have felt drawn to this area and want to share that with others.

What makes this house unique

We have not been in another house like this in all of Princeville. It features Hawaiian Koa would trim, accents and cabinets. The open floor plan is great for family vacations. The lap pool is the length of the backyard. The third bedroom is actually in the attached pool cabana with a queen size bed. The master bedroom also has a sliding glass door to the patio with a view of the lap pool. It is truly a place for relaxation as you re-adjust to the laid back tempo of the island.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Custom built 3bd/3ba True Hawaiian home w/Saltwater lap POOL & lava rock wall
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay here. Was very well decorated and has EVERYTHING you need for a fantastic vacation. Can't thank you enough and look forward to booking again when we make it back out to Kauai!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Orange County

Beautiful home in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We chose Princeville over Hanalei so that we could enjoy quiet nights. This house and the neighborhood did not disappoint. We loved the location because we could walk to the Princeville shopping center. We liked the separate pool house cabana with outdoor shower and all the games, beach toys and books with the house. Our only complaint was that the pool water was very cold, we barely used it. And also I feel the housekeeping could have been more thorough upon check-in (layer of dust on most surfaces and dust bunnies in some of the room corners). Other than these items mentioned, I would still recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived and everything was in order, we had plenty of room for the 4 of us. The pool was great! Lots of gear to use when we went to the beach. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Orting, Washington, USA

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home many times over the years and have experienced so many memories here. Cara is great to work with and the home is very comfortable. The lap pool is great for exercise or for family time. This is the perfect place to start your north end Kauai adventure. We love it here and hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A real gem!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we stayed here and absolutely love it! It is very comfortable, has all the amenities you need! The pool is such a bonus! Our grandchildren , children and we made everyday use of it. The property is clean and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family - my husband and our 2 little kids, plus grandparents had the perfect stay for 9 days this April. Great open living space, the right amount of privacy, and the pool made for a very comfortable vacation. The house is centrally located to most places on the north shore - being a few minutes from Anini beach was great with little kids, and the proximity to Hanalei restaurants was great for the adults. I loved being able to open all the window vents for a fresh breeze in lieu of AC, and the neighborhood was nice and laid back. The water temp was hit or miss, but not a huge deal. All in all we had a wonderful stay and will most likely be back again in the future, depending on our party size.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Personal concierge available to arrange popular Kauai activities like zip line, kayaking and luaus.


Rates & Availability

Princeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Management fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

We accept the Online Payment option through VRBO. We require a $500 security/damage deposit to hold your dates. This is a separate fee and is refunded to you 14 days after checkout to the credit card you used online provided our checkout crew gives the okay.
Cancellation more than 60 days you get deposit refund minus $50 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • California King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), 2 Twin XL or push together for Euro King, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), queen aerobed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
scanner/copier/printer, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment, kick boards, yoga mat, exercise ball, volleyball, paddleball set, basketball, soccer ball, 2 cruiser bicycles, 4 small kid bikes, helmets, 2 tennis racquets, ironing board, iron, vacuum, 3 hair dryers All Provided.

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