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Watch the Whales Frolic from Your Lanai

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

One bedroom AIR CONDITIONED beachfront condominium with glorious sunrises. King sized bed with pillow top mattress in bedroom. Lanai is perfect for whale watching. A newly remodeled full size kitchen with new cabinets, appliances, and granite counter-tops. An entirely new furniture package was installed last year. All dishes, silverware, utensils, pots and pans are provided as well as a coffeemaker, hand mixer, blender and a toaster. Murphy bed in living area with real queen sized mattress. New paint and tile flooring. The living area has an entertainment center with 40' LCD TV, DVD, VCR, Cable TV, CD Stereo. There is also a wall safe located in the unit for added security of your valuables.

The Pono Kai Resort is located on the island of Kauai in the quaint town of Kapaa, and situated on 12 beachfront acres. Unspoiled tropical beaches cascading mountains and the 'Grand Canyon' of the Pacific are some of the highlights that make Kauai unique. Surrounded by swaying palms, you will find your own Hawaiian Paradise at the Pono Kai Resort.

More Details

Dean May - Pono Kai - barefootvacationrentals dot net
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why Dean May - Pono Kai - barefootvacationrentals dot net chose Kapaa

On our first visit to Hawaii, we fell in love with it. We decided to purchase a condo so that we could visit as often as we wanted.

What makes this condo unique

The Pono Kai resort is located in the village of Kapaa and is contently located about equal distance from the rainy North side of the Kauai and the dry South side. In addition, Kapaa offers shopping, dining and night life within each walking distance from the resort. There is also a public walking/bike path that passes in front of the Pono Kai resort and follows the beach for about 23 miles with breath taking views along the way.


Kapaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Lining area - 1 queen , Murphy bed
  • Murphy bed in living area with real queen sized mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Games, videos, beach equipment and bicycles can be checked out at the front desk area. There is also an Activity Desk to assist you in booking tourist activities. The Activity Desk sponsors an Island Briefing each Thursday and Sunday morning (8am) at the pool area. Local vendors will describe their activities (boating, Kayak trip, nature tours, etc.) and offer a '2 for 1' drawing. It's a great way to learn about KAUAI and plan your stay. - The briefing is no charge + 'free goodies'.


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Watch the Whales Frolic from Your Lanai
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

This is our sixth stay in Kauai. This Pono Kai condo is one of our top choices. It is situated directly on the beach in Kapa'a town. The third floor lanai offers an obstructed view of the Pacific Ocean and the twelve mile bike path. From this vantage point a cup of coffee and the sunrise spikes the day as trade winds begin there rise. The condo was well appointed and well stocked for the visitor from far away. We are from New Hampshire.

Kapa'a town offers an excellent jumping off point for island exploration. There are great restaurants and shops within walking didstance from this condo. One of our favorite restaurants was the "Olympic Cafe & Bar generous portions and reasonable prices.

We had one mishap with the entry lock which needed cleaning to operate correctly. The owner, Dean May, was prompt in straightening the situation out.

We were happy with the condo and feel comfortable recommending it.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing review. It has always been my goul to provide my guests with everything they might want for a stay away from home. And it is always nice to hear from guests that I have accomplished just that. Thank you for staying in my condo.
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This property exceeded our expectation - So Great!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Pono Kia in 2012 so I was familiar with the property and its location in Kapaa, Kauai. When I saw this was again available, I jumped at the chance to get it booked. This time I rented from the owner of unit C-305 and we were not disappointed. Booking was very easy. From the minute we walked through the door we felt we were at home. Everything we would ever need was there waiting for us!! All the kitchen appliances, condiments in the refrigerator, all the recreation equipment, a safe and the bathroom fully stocked! The view was tremendous. From the lanai we were able to watch whales and enjoy the ocean view during sun rises and sunsets. We were also treated to a full moon over the ocean!! The price for all of this was very reasonable. We also love being located in down town Kapaa. The bike and walking path was located right outside and we rented bikes nearby for a 10 mile bike ride and picnic. This unit was like walking into your best friend house which made our stay very special. I recommend this rental to anyone who plans on visiting Kauai. Dean, Thanks for a great vacation!!! I will be contacting you when we plan to visit Kauai in the future!!! THANK YOU!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

The condo was comfy and well stocked with toys and everything else you need. Be sure to talk with Brenda early in your stay. She is native to the Island and a great resource.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property felt like home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condos with an amazing view! Everything was so well thought out. Was even better than the photos! Would highly recommend this unit!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our goal is to exceed our guest's expectations and it is always nice to hear that we have succeeded. Dean
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Nice Condo!

  • 4 of 5

This well equipped condo is located in the small town of Ka'paa, within walking distance of shopping, food, and lots of shave ice! The location right next to the walking/bike path is also very convenient. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. My only complaint was not having AC throughout the whole unit. It was so hot a few evenings that we had the kids sleep on the floor of our bedroom instead of out in the living room on the Murphy bed.

The Pono Kai resort was very fun with shuffle board, table tennis, a pool and hot tub, and putting greens!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a gem for our stay on Kauai! Very nice place with everything you need. Dean was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend this unit to anyone visiting Kapaa! Thanks the Wests!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Parasailing, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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