This lovely two en-suite bedroom and two bath condominium is one of the newest and the last approved condominium complex development in Princeville. The condominium complex is located just across the street from the newly re-designed 45-Hole PGA Championship Makai Golf Course. The Prince Golf Course (Number 1 rated golf course in Hawaii) is also nearby, about a 5 minute drive from the condo.
This unit is conveniently located on the ground level in the middle of the loop at the back end of the complex and is one of the very few units off of the street so there is no street traffic or noise or pool activity noise.
The open floor plan provides privacy to those traveling with other couples or family. Each bedroom and bathroom are on opposite sides of the unit which are separated by the the living area, eating area and kitchen.
The master bedroom is large with a king size bed, 2 night stands, and an amoire with a flat screen tv and dvd player. The master bathroom is very large with double sinks, toilet closet, walk in closet and a large and deep soaking tub with shower.
The second bedroom located on the other end of the unit is very spacious and has two double beds, a night stand between the two and a dresser. There is a TV/VCR player for the kids to watch Disney Classics or other children's movies we provide for guest use.
A linen closet is inbetween the second bedroom and bathroom with plenty of extra sheets, towels and beach towels. This is also where the kids' movies are conveniently stored.
There is a tiled lanai off the living area and master bedroom with patio furniture and lounge chairs. Although the unit is equipped with A/C, there are 4 sliding doors to open which invite the cross breeze to 'cool off' island style.
The living and kitchen area are open with lots of windows providing natural light and views of tropical plants. In the living room is a standard sized sofa, coffee table, two large chairs and an end table with lamp, a sofa table and a floor lamp. A flat screen TV sits on an entertainment center with an ipod docking station/sterero sysem.
The condo is tastefully decorated with Island furniture and local artwork.
The complex is very quiet and relaxing with beautiful landscaping throughout for privacy. The pool and hot tub are only a few steps away but conveniently located so the pool noise cannot be heard from this unit. The gated pool area is surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and a large waterfall cascading into the pool.
There is a walking/strolling path along the Makai Golf Course that runs from the newly renovated 5-Star Resort, The St. Regis Hotel, to the Princevile Public Library and Princeville Shopping Center. You'll enjoy breath taking views of the mountains while you take your morning or evening walk.
The St. Regis Princeville Resort is a must for cocktails at sunset where you will absorb the tranquility and beauty of the panoramic view of the mountains, Hanalei Bay and the ocean.
For beach goers, there are many beaches to choose from. Anini Beach is just a 10 min. drive from the condo where there is safe swimming and snorkeling any time of year due to the longest reef in Hawaii protecting the beach from large surf. This is a great beach for families with young children. Other nearby beaches are Secret Beach, Hidden Beach and several other beaches at Hanalei Bay, all within a few min. drive from the condo. Drive a little further north and you will find many secluded beaches all the way to the Napal'i Coast.
The condo is supplied with many amenities for beach activity, such as several different sized snorkeling gear, various sized water shoes, boogie boards, sand toys, 'noodles', kiddie flotation devices, beach towels, chairs, backpack chairs, umbrellas and various sized coolers to pack meals and beverages for your day trips.
The Plantation at Princeville complex has a private gym, exclusive to those staying/living at the complex. This is the only gym (public or private) on the North Shore.
The quaint and laid back town of Hanalei is only 4.5 miles away where you can shop for local artisan work, jewelry and clothing. In town you will also find a shopping village, health food store, a small town grocery store, a yoga studio, the Hanalei Bread Co. and Coffee House, an organic bakery which offers homemade goodies and light breakfast/lunch meals, several shave ice stands, surf shops, places to rent kayaks, surf boards and scooters.
There are many places to grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy fine dining... from fish tacos at the Tropical Taco to tapas at the Bar Acuda (pricey but great food!), Bouchons Grill and Sushi Bar offers a good menu and as well as the Hanalei Dolphin (pricey). We have two fairly new restaurants; Hideaways Pizza (Princeville) which has pizza and Italian dishes. Their fish specials have always been good too. And the Tiki Iniki which has good fish and salads.
For a special treat try the local fresh fish and organics dishes at Post Cards, one of our favorites but is also a little pricey. Another must and for budget dining is the Kilauea Fish Market in Kilauea - the BEST fish wraps ever! I have not tried anything else there because the wrap is so good. But I hear the fish tacos are pretty great too! They also offer Mexican style plates. Open for lunch and dinner, to-go orders or order/pickup with outdoor seating which is limited. It's a BYOB place too. Wonderful people. Go early and you'll be able to buy fresh fish of the day, by the pound to take home for your own preparation.
As a convenience to families with babies, we have provided a pack n play, an umbrella stroller, high chair, baby swing, bouncer, baby monitor and a universal car seat. There is a variety of children's Disney movies, card/board games for all ages and an XBOX with 3 controllers and several XBOX games for teens and adults. No kids games, you'll have to bring your own!
A miniature golf course has been on the North Shore of Kauai for a couple years now (5 min. drive from the condo). It looks like a lot of fun! We have not had the opportunity to try it out yet.
Don't forget to save a day or two for the awesome hikes on the Napal'i Coast ranging from 4 to 11 miles. The trails start at the end of the road on the North Shore, about a 20-25 min. drive from the condo. These hikes are difficult and dangerous and are not suitable for small children but the views are spectacular and well worth the difficulty of the hike!
Another must for the 'to do' list is the beautiful National Tropical Botanical Garden, Limahuli Garden, 'A Window to Ancient Hawaii'. The 1.5 hour self-walking tour consists of 3/4 of a mile total walking distance. Bring your camera!
There is another botanical garden close to the condo heading towards Kilauea the left side of the road. Great gift shop with island themed goods and reasonably priced.