Family, Child-Safe and Honeymooner Princeville Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac!
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
'Hale 'O Imi Loa' (Hawaiian for 'House of Christopher', and named after our son Chris) is located in a quiet, remarkably beautiful residential area of Princeville, in a charming cul-de-sac with a view of Makana Mountain, renowned for the 'Bali Hai' rock, recognized in dozens of Hollywood movies. If peace and quiet is your thing, this is the place for you. Best described as modest, cozy, quiet, and cottage-like. Access (either through hiking, walking, or driving) to major attractions is literally minutes away: island helicopter tours, horseback riding, golfing, zipping, scuba diving, beaches.
Privacy and quiet are the hallmarks of this home, and is a major reason we decided to own it. Staying here has more of a 'this is what it feels like to live in Hawaii' quality and less like being surrounded by hustle and bustle. The property is very child-friendly, has a variety of huge palm trees, and numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The swishing of palm trees and the soft sound of occasional showers adds to a truly unique tropical experience. Tables and chairs in both front and back yards (grass in the backyard, red bricked patio in the front) invite breakfast, dinner, relaxation.
Keywords: Private Home
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
The backyard is lined on one side with ten-foot hibiscus hedges, and is private. Just beyond the hedge is a public access to a football-sized all-grass park, accommodating baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, and/or badminton. There are many board games (chess, cards, etc.) in the linen closet as well. Our four-year-old granddaughter loves to fill the birdfeeder in the back yard, and sprinkle birdseed (can be purchased at the local Ace Hardware and/or Foodland supermarket)for literally dozens of native wild-bird species, as well as a family or two of chickens, roosters, and baby chicks! You won't believe the bird festivity! Watching the birds is an activity unto itself. We usually do the feedings in the morning and early evening. The birds wait for us at those times! Our granddaughter says her favorite thing to do in Hawaii is 'chase the chickens!'...moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Botanical Garden
- Duty Free Shops
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
In the distance, have your morning coffee/tea on the outside brick patio (table and chairs) and see the 'Bali Hai' mountain, one of the island sites of Jurassic Park I and III, South Pacific, Seven Days and Seven Nights, and dozens of other Hollywood movies made on Kauai. Most recently, Princeville and Kauai's north shore were two of the locations featured in the filming of Avatar. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
A landphone is available for on-island calls at no charge. This feature only allows Kauai in-coming and/or out-going calls (no charge). No calls can be accepted or made off-island. Personal cell phones, however, will do both....moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
In addition to the inlaid glass counter-top stove/oven, sink, and refrigerator, there is a garbage disposal, Mr. Coffee programmable coffee maker, coffee grinder, microwave, and large rice cooker....moreless
Deck / Patio:
A large, red-bricked-paved patio on the outside, front (just beyond the living room area), with a table and chairs (can seat 4-6) is available. Have breakfast, lunch, dinner and take in the view of the 'Bali Hai' mountain in the distance. ...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
A large roofed lanai that can sleep another three people (kids will love this!) as there are three automatically inflatable aerobeds that are very comfortable. For adults, too! In addition, come from the beach or hiking and use the outdoor shower next to the lanai!...moreless
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Apr 22 - Jan 31, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
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5 Night minimum
***NOTE: The VRBO quote you may receive represents the total amount of the nights booked (ex.: ten nights at $165 will receive a VRBO quote for $1,650) ONLY. There are additional local (Kauai, Hawaii) taxes and a cleaning fee that is not included, but will be quoted to you by our property managers in Lihue, Kauai: (800) 367-5025. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Zipping! What an exhilarating experience! Attached to a cable, criss-cross high above valleys, swim, and return the same way! Definitely a must do! Just 10 minutes from our home.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: Aloha! Prue and I have a home in Palo Alto, California, and have lived here for the past 32 years. Prue is presently a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, and I am a retired educator. Prue grew up on Key Biscayne (the northern-most island of the Florida keys) and Miami, and I in a small agricultural town in the San Joaquin River Delta. Prue's love of island warm waters and my childhood experience with rivers (our family had a summer home north of San Francisco in the Russian River area) made us shoe-ins for water-related vacations. My father was stationed at Pearl Harbor during World War II, and frequently talked fondly (even into his golden years) of Hawaii, and its stunning atmosphere. In short, Prue feels more at home in tropical environments, and I had always wanted to go to Hawaii. When our two children (girl and boy) were 12 and 14 respectively, we vacationed (1984) on Kauai. We decided to vacation here as Prue had previously lived in Princeville, and worked as a nurse in 1975. Kauai is the 'Garden Isle', and is arguably considered the most consistently lush in the Hawaiian island chain. Our experience was life-changing! The kids were 'blown away' by the snorkeling, hiking the Na Pali trail/coastline, swimming with moray eels and giant green 'honu' (Hawaiian for 'turtle'), the breath-taking waterfalls, and our first Hawaiian luau! We were ready to move right then! When I retired from teaching, we used inheritance money to purchase our island dream- home in Princeville where our spirits were so moved to love this magnificent place on earth. We wish to keep it in our family, and our family's family for as long as possible. At present, we have three wonderful and beautiful grand-daughters. Our four-year-old grand-daugher so often says her favorite thing about our place is chasing the roosters and chickens in the morning and evening! Mahalo! Prue and Jim
Why Princeville, HI, USA:
First and foremost in our decision to buy a vacation rental in Princeville is its breath-taking vistas, the richness of the flora and fauna, the lack of crowds, and the number of beaches. We chose the North Shore of Kauai as one can walk the long beaches, and be totally alone, so much so that often you see no one for as far as the eye can see! You feel as if you are on a deserted island. The feeling, for us, enriches, nourishes, and heals us like no other place on earth.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The benefits of staying at our home are many. Aside from the views, the smells, and the access to so many activities, the greater benefit is internal. This unique home captures the indoor-outdoor Hawaiian feel. It is a retreat for privacy and comfort for couples, as well as for fun and safety for children. Another important benefit is its affordability!
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View of Hale 'O Imi Loa from the cul-de-sac.
View of Kitchen and Bar, looking out to the Living Room.
Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch"). Outdoor shower just outside the far door.
Peaceful, foliage view, large closet with sliding mirrored doors.
Kalalau Valley Lookout in Kokee State Park
Coral Reef Snorkeling Beaches (Right to Left: Ke'e, Tunnels, Lumahai, Hanalei.
Kauai Mountains as seen from Hanalei Beach
Lumahai Beach. Made famous by "South Pacific". View of Bali Hai in background.
Living Room looking out at Bali Hai.
Dining Room looking out on the Lanai (Hawaiian for "porch").
Very quiet, wonderful window view of island foliage, child friendly colors.
Kilauea Lighthouse, Museum and Bird Sactuary
View of the Napali Coast and Bali Hai from Haena
Our Grandaughter at the Pier at Hanalei Beach with her favorite stick!
Kauapea Beach, also known as "Secret Beach"
Anini Beach. Protected by Hawaii's largest coral reef. Family friendly.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, July 21, 2016
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