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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
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Why Dean May - Pono Kai 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
  • 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 4.857143 based on 35 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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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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A wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month from January 20 to February 19. I'm writing this on feb 18 our last night. This condo was really a home away from home. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, the TV's are big and function well (although we didn't watch much TV), the Internet works well, the grounds of the resort are very well maintained, the beach is steps away and the best part...this condo has a perfect view of the breathtaking sunrises and occasional rainbows. The sound of the ocean will be sorely missed. We spent a lot of time touring the island and we always enjoyed coming back "home". We made good use of the cooler, beach chairs, snorkel gear, and even did one of the puzzles! Mahalo Dean...I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this beautiful condo. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't let you know that Brenda (the local contact for any issues) is fantastic! I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Parasailing, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125 + Tax
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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