About the property
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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed (single), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
Ready to relax, soak up the sunshine and let the sunrise be your alarm clock for a change? Located on Kauai's famous Coconut Coast, this second floor unit overlooks one of three pools, is surrounded by swaying palm trees, and has a partial ocean view from your private lanai. We offer all the comforts of home so you don't have to worry about anything except creating wonderful memories!
Many updates were just completed this year, including lots of new flooring, new furniture throughout, and a new walk-in shower. The unit has a king size bed in the separate bedroom and the sofa bed pulls into a queen allowing you to sleep 4 people. The unit's upgrades also include new cabinets, appliances, and flat screen TV's. You are only 100 yards from Waipouili Beach and steps to the Coconut Marketplace. Here you will find shopping, great family-style restaurants, a movie theater, and a famous luau. Imagine being able to do so much without having to drive anywhere! So come experience the Aloha on this magical island!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Jason Martz
Joel & Linda Kruszynski - Michigan Business Owners
Jason Martz purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Jason Martz chose Kapaa
Linda and I have been taking the time to escape part of the Michigan winters for the last 30 years. We have stayed in many sunny warm locations for 20 yrs. searching for the perfect spot to spend our retirement winters. It wasn't easy to find a place with perfect weather.10 years ago we found it on Kauai. We spent 10 winters staying on different parts of the Island looking for a permanent location. We finally decided on Plantation Hale in Kapaa in 2010. There are a lot of reasons we chose Plantation Hale. The central location is high on the list.
What makes this Condo unique
The central location reduces your travel time to anywhere on the Island. It is a few steps to the ocean and easy walking distance to a lot of shopping and many restaurants. We like the weather here, it varies quite a bit on different parts of the Island. If we encounter rain, you can head to a different part of the Island and most times find sunshine. This location really fits our lifestyle and budget. Linda and I spend a lot of time on the beach enjoying the water sports and reading. Hiking is an important part of our day and we are just a short distance from a great multi use paved path right on the ocean. There is not enough time in the day to do the things we want to do. You are welcome to come and see if you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Excellent unit, clean and well appointed.
My wife and I spent a week in this unit in Nov 2017. It is a good size for a couple, with a fully stocked kitchen and king size bed. Overall, the unit was very clean and well maintained.
The complex it is in has a couple of pools, and is a short walk from the ocean. It is far enough away that you cannot hear, or see the ocean, but the shoreline breeze is evident. Sitting on the lanai was enjoyable.
The only reason I did not give the unit five stars is because of its proximity to the road. The position of the unit on the second floor near the end of the building puts it close to Kuhio Hwy. If you are a light sleeper, and like to keep the doors and windows open at night, be prepared for some road noise. The road is lightly traveled at night, but in the morning the traffic cranks up, so it can hamper sleeping in.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay and found the location ideal for going both north and south on the island.
The condo is very nice and the location is great. The pictures were a good reflection of the unit and it had everything we needed. Enjoyed having the kitchen so we didn't have to eat out every meal. It was also nice to have the equipment for snorkeling available in the unit, that kept us from having to rent it. We used the beach chairs that were in the unit, and the information book about Kauai on the coffee table proved to be helpful as well.
When we arrived the air conditioner had quick working so the condo was uncomfortable and musty, but Jason responded to the situation very quickly and had a new unit installed the next day. We appreciate him taking care of this for us, it made a for a great week.
We enjoyed the shaved ice "Lava Flow" with vanilla ice cream from Hee Fat in Old Town Kappa, would definitely recommend that during your stay.
We enjoyed our stay on the island and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we were to visit in the future.
Fantastic Place to Stay in Great Location
My wife and I had a fantastic 11-night stay in this Plantation Hale (pronounced “hah-lay”) condo, celebrating our 10th anniversary. The spacious apartment was very comfortable, especially for an extended stay. The kitchen was well-equipped with appliances (stove, oven, microwave, toaster, crockpot, coffee maker, blender, popcorn popper) plus dishes, utensils, cookware, and basic cooking spices. Several evenings we stopped by Food Lion or Safeway grocery stores just .5 mile away to get fresh fish, then used one of the gas grills onsite to prepare dinner.
We were SO glad we stayed in the Kapaá area because of its central location. We could drive north to see places like Princeville (25 min), hit the trail for Napali Coast (35 min), and all the east and north beaches. Or we could drive south to Walmart in Lihue (12 min), Costco in Puhi (15 min), or to numerous towns and sunny beaches in the south and west. Traffic was normally okay except 4pm to 6pm. GPS worked great for maps on my phone.
We found “The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook” by Andrew Doughty EXTREMELY helpful getting around the island and choosing things to do. A copy of the book is in the condo, but we borrowed a copy from our local library so we could read it ahead of time.
We used the pair of snorkels/fins/masks available in the condo, plus the two sets of large beach towels. Also two folding beach chairs that were in the closet, which we kept in the trunk of our car so we could chill out on whatever beach we decided to visit at the time. The ocean is just 100 yards from the condo, so we walked there a couple mornings, sat in the beach chairs, and watched the sunrise. There was also a small cooler, some books, and some card games in the condo.
The bathroom in the condo had soap, shampoo, towels, hair dryer, and bathroom scale (really helpful for weighing suitcases before leaving). There’s a TV in the bedroom and living room. Wireless Internet was very fast. The window-unit a/c kept the suite comfortable while we were in it. The balcony looks out over the lawn and pool (and hot tub), and was a nice place to read or relax. And there is an iron, ironing board, and vacuum in the closet if needed. There is a coin-operated washer and dryer available on the first floor of the building.
The condo property manager was very easy to work with. Payment was a breeze, and we found everything just the way it was described or promised. We would DEFINITELY stay here again if we visit Kauai!
Great central location, wonderful price!
We booked this vacation condo literally two days before we went, assuming we would have to pay a premium for last minute reservations. In fact, we believe we got the best deal on the island. Most of the condos we looked at on VRBO were studios, and once we got to the island we realized that the a lot of the others were also in poor locations or in disrepair. Instead, we got a nice, clean, well maintained condo, complete with a separate bedroom. The couch pulls out to a queen bed as well, so this could be a great place for a family or multiples. A/C is included. The condo was well furnished for anything you might need on the island, with cooking utensils, snorkeling equipment, and lots of other things.
Location is great when you book, too. It is a two minute walk to the beach for wonderful sunrises, though swimming is not recommended at the beach. With a few more steps, you will probably find a small wading pool to sit in. Plenty of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance as well. If you want to head out of the immediate area, the condo is easy enough to go north or south. And since parking is included, you won't have a problem with your car.
There are three pools on the property, as well as an outdoor barbecue that Plantation Hale keeps gassed and a hot tub in one of the pool areas. It might be difficult to get hot tub time alone, but if you try late in the evening during midweek, you'll probably have some time. The pool is a great feature, since much of the island shuts down at sundown.
I'll echo what others have said in the booking process--it seemed a bit informal to me as well. The presence of so many good reviews helped ease that for me, which is why I want to chime in as well. In all, the owner and property manager were incredibly kind, helpful, and, most importantly, honest. It was wonderful to be treated so well despite our late booking. What's more, our security deposit was refunded in full and only took a short time to arrive in the mail (which was great since we paid with paypal and this allowed us to forgo the paypal fee!--Thank you Jason!).
The green area adjacent the condo and beach is a great location to fly a kite in paradise; there is a kite store in Princeville if you so choose. Also, go early and often to Lappert's ice cream!
In all, for what we got, we believe this was the best value on the island. We will definitely book again if we are so lucky to have vacancy the next time we visit Kaua'i!
Perfect little place in paradise!
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stay 16 days at this wonderful spot. You are in a great central location with many things within walking location. The property was exactly as described and the front desk is always very helpful on any questions you may have. I would definitely suggest trying out the Hukilau Lanai restaurant next door. I can't wait to start planning my next stay here!
Central location, well appointed
Great location! Close to groceries and mid island for easy day trips. Well equipped unit. We encountered a slow drain in the shower but emailed owners and it was fixed when we got back. Roosters love to crow right out the window...bring earplugs. Overall a clean unit. The fan in the shower needs a good cleaning which will allow for better ventilation in the bathroom. Laundry facilities in building work well and area is clean and secure. Good air conditioning. Unit could use a decent knife for chopping/slicing. The kitchen has it all and the owners supply great beach chairs, boogie board and a cooler. Nice to have the swimming pool and hot tubs. Front Desk staff are quite helpful. This is a second floor unit that overlooks one of the pool. If standing on the lanai and look left you can see the ocean across the green space.