Puu Poa Penthouse in Best Oceanfront Condo - Kauai North Shore

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Bali Hai view from your lanai


Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to one of the best of the 56 units in Kauai's best condo! We have over 2,000 square feet of completely private space, including an enclosed solarium entry that many neighboring top floor units don't have. You can see the Bali Hai coast, the sunsets, and the endless sea, from virtually every room in the condo, including the kitchen. A spacious, sun-washed lanai fronts the unit and is totally private, protected from view in all directions. You can watch surfers and migrating humpback whales, and see kayaks, miles of seacoast, incredible waves, amazing sunsets and daily rainbows without leaving your own lanai or living room.

This unique penthouse unit sits on an ocean bluff and overlooks a stunning, world famous panorama, from 1000-foot waterfalls cascading down the Bali Hai mountains to the south, to secluded Hideaways Beach and reef below you, to waves crashing on the rocks of the Queen’s Bath to the north. The view is unparalleled, and only a few units in the complex have one as nice as this. With our enclosed solarium and top floor location, this unit is the largest one that offers that view.

Trade winds float through the condo providing natural cooling, and each of the main rooms has a quiet ceiling fan and 10 to 18 foot ceilings with recessed lighting on dimmers. The unit is bright, with windows in every room. The living room is topped with a high clerestory that bathes the room with light and provides an extra sense of spaciousness and climate regulation available only in the penthouse units. Our solarium (not all penthouse units have one) is always bright, even during the rain squalls Kauai is known for. The front door opens into this welcoming solarium, in contrast to several neighboring units where the outer door opens onto an open unroofed lanai before one can enter the unit.

The bathrooms feature premium fixtures with detachable showerheads, deluxe one-piece toilets, wood cabinetry and granite countertops and trim. The master bath has an oversized walk-in shower with two showerheads and a glass block wall facing toward the sea, so you can see the sparkling ocean even from your shower. The master bath has two sinks and a deep, full-length whirlpool bath. The second bathroom is spacious and includes a washer and dryer in an annexed closet. The unit is provided with a surplus of bath towels and beach towels for the ocean and pool.

The master bedroom features an ocean view, a king bed, plenty of closet space, and a television and DVD player. The room can be made more private by closing accordion shutters onto the solarium if desired.

The kitchen is recently remodeled in granite and wood cabinetry and new appliances, and it is fully equipped with utensils, pots and pans, dinner flatware, dishes and glassware. The refrigerator provides through-the-door ice and water. The dining room adjoins the kitchen, affording both casual counter seating and a more formal dining area with an expandable table and 6 chairs.

The living room is luxuriously furnished with extended sofa, loveseat, koa wood furniture, a personal stereo with iPod/iPhone hookup, and a large, fully cable-connected high-definition flat screen television with BluRay DVD player. The solarium contains upholstered rattan furniture, a breakfast table, a whale-watching scope and an antique Chinese cabinet. The unit offers guests a variety of music CDs, movie DVDs, popular books, board games and jigsaw puzzles. Original artwork by Arius Hopman, Brad Dawber and other artists is displayed on the walls. Large folding shutters facing the lanai can be closed to limit sun exposure if desired. This complex is constructed of concrete, so you do not hear occupants in neighboring units through the walls.

A computer desk and work area shares the view and is fully equipped for laptop computers and phone calls if needed.

The large, newly furnished lanai is oriented to the WNW with wing walls on either side. Since this is a penthouse unit, there is no one above you, which affords complete privacy. The lanai has a BBQ, multiple chaises, exterior lighting and an umbrella-covered glass table, giving you an unsurpassed dining view. The lanai closet contains a complete set of beach furniture, and multiple snorkel sets are available for guest use.

Mobile telephones throughout the unit, plus wired and/or mobile phone extensions in the master bedroom and second bedroom, provide unlimited free long distance service within the United States. DSL high-speed internet access and 802.11N secured Wi-Fi wireless access is available in all rooms and on the lanai.

Over the past several years, we have upgraded our unit with top-of-the-line equipment, including a high efficiency washer and dryer, a dishwasher, new cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, complete living room furniture, lanai furniture, BBQ, computer work area, mobile telephones, WIFI, whale watching scope, and top quality art work.

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Top Floor Unit. Glass-enclosed and roofed solarium; computer desk with power-WIFI-phone; numerous sets of snorkel gear; jigsaw puzzles; books; several decks of playing cards available....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    iPod/iPhone hookup available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    New 60' HDTV November 2011...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    About 20 Hollywood Hits on DVD and BluRay disks...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    This unit has one of the finest views on the North Shore....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in December 2009...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Mobile phone based in the dining room, with extension handsets in living room and each bedroom...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New in December 2009...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New in summer 2010...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, condiments, sugar, tea, etc. available...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    High-end patio furniture, new in summer 2010....moreless

  • Golf:

    Available in numerous locations, as close as .5 miles away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    High-end patio furniture, new in summer 2010....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with other condo units, but not open to the public...moreless

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday 2016-17
Dec 16 - Jan 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Winter 2017
Jan 16 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday 2017-18
Dec 16 - Jan 15, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation Fee $50
  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Fully refundable deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Maximum occupancy = 4 adults. Minimum rental = 3 nights.

TVR # = TV-4127. Transient Accomm Tax ID = TA-079-528-5504-01. General Excise tax ID = GE-079-528-5504-01

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Contract / payment schedule handled by on-island property manager; renters will be referred to manager by owner at time of booking request. Deposit required to confirm booking. Resort fee of 2.5% will be included.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St. Regis
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Makai Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kuhio Highway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St. Regis
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: We live and work in Northern California, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our home away from home on Kauai. We have spent vacations in Hawaii for the past 20 years with our two children (now grown). We bought this unit in July 2009 because it showcases all of the best features Puu Poa has to offer.

Why Princeville, HI, USA:
The North Shore of Kauai is as close to heaven as we have found! Princeville is peaceful and green, with fewer tourists than many other resort areas. We love the jungle-covered mountains, 1000-foot waterfalls, great beaches, and superb golf.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
No two sunsets are the same, and all are spectacular. The night sky is dark, with few visible neighborhood lights, and the panoramic view of the stars is incredible. Even the rain is wonderful, warm and cleansing. The entire condo is bright and spacious, yet TOTALLY private. Every major room has views of the sea, sunsets, breaching whales, passing rain squalls, surfers, kayakers, and sailboats... This is a great spot to relax and enjoy everything the islands have to offer.

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  • Bali Hai view from your lanai

    Bali Hai view from your lanai

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, all with ocean views

    Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, all with ocean views

  • Fully equipped Kitchen

    Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub and walk-in Shower (not seen)

    Master Bath with Jacuzzi Tub and walk-in Shower (not seen)

  • Second Bathroom with Washer/Dryer (not seen)

    Second Bathroom with Washer/Dryer (not seen)

  • Hideaways Beach and Reef just below our unit, from our lanai

    Hideaways Beach and Reef just below our unit, from our lanai

  • Semi-private Pool for Puu Poa complex residents only

    Semi-private Pool for Puu Poa complex residents only

  • Clerestory above Living Room

    Clerestory above Living Room

  • Entry Solarium

    Entry Solarium

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom overlooks solarium and ocean view

    Master Bedroom overlooks solarium and ocean view

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Totally Private Lanai (no one overlooks this lanai)

    Totally Private Lanai (no one overlooks this lanai)

  • Hideaways Beach just below our unit

    Hideaways Beach just below our unit

  • One of an infinite number of always different sunsets

    One of an infinite number of always different sunsets

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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