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Luxurious Oasis - Decorated and Furnished as a 2nd Home

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,874 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Comfortable luxury at an awesome price – exclusive insider’s guide to Kauai included with stay!

ALOHA: We extend a big Aloha to you, our guests and hope you enjoy our second home as if it was yours. Our condo is appointed as a home not a rental as we spend much of the year here and open it to select guests the balance of the time. We find it ever so comfortable and want you to enjoy it as much as we do so, once your book your stay, we give you our special insider’s guide to the island with local tips and tricks for making the most of your stay in Kauai.

If you are reading this you may already know what a wonderful place the North shore of Kauai is.

Our complex Nihilani lies just a short walk from Queen's bath, the Makai Golf Club, whale watching, Hideaways Beach, and the St. Regis at Princeville Resort. Princeville itself is just a short drive to the gorgeous beaches, great shopping and gourmet restaurants of Hanalei. Further around toward the end of the road lie Haena and the beaches of Lumahai, Tunnels and Ke'e.

GOLF: Between the perennial top five in the state of Hawaii and top 50 in the United States Prince Course and the more user friendly 27 holes of the Makai Golf Club there is a golf outing to suit anyones desire or daring. Both designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr.

TRANSPORTATION: Princeville is about 45 minutes from Lihue Airport. You'll want to rent a car as we have our own garage for parking. If not, a taxi runs about $90/$110.

KID FRIENDLY: When we visit we often come with extended family and find that our condo suits that purpose well. We have a three year old and all of my six siblings all have children so we have made the condo as kid friendly as possible. There are board games, beach toys, DVD/Blue Ray library, PaknPlay, high chair, snorkel equipment, bodyboards, beach mats, toddler and infant toys and baby gates and cabinet locks (if necessary). All of this “gear” is nicely packed away so if you don’t have kids, you would never know it’s there.

LIVING AREA and LOWER LANAI: We find our living area very comfortable with a U-shaped sofa and coffe table facing a 42' HD LCD TV. There is a Blue Ray player and good size library of movies. Giant picture windows open to the lower covered lanai where we enjoy evening outdoor drinks at the teak table that has seating for four or more. Late at night is good star watching as we face away from the rest of the complex and across the way is a large thicket of gorgeous local foliage between us and the next complex. Although we do get the benefit of hearing the calming running water sounds of their extensive entry waterfalls.

DINING AREA and KITCHEN: Leading in from the living space is an 8.5' French farmhouse table with bench seating on one side (helpful for kid seating). There are four barstools around the kitchen island for casual dining and hanging out. Across from the dining area is a buffet that is filled with kid toys, puzzles and board games. There is also a small game table next to the dining room that has checkers, chess, chinese checkers and backgammon built into it.

POOL AREA and BBQ: Nihilani has the most stunning pool area of any condo property on the Island. We love that we are just a short walk away yet just far enough so we never hear any noise from the pool area. That short walk comes in handy when you are grilling also!

Keywords: townhome, hale, vacation home, condo, vacation rental

More Details

Owner
Tim Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Tim Smith

In 2001 my wife and I met while she was vacationing here from New York. A year later I moved to New York to be with her provided that we move somewhere with surfable coastline and NO WINTER before the start of the third winter. She kept her end of the bargain and then some. Now we are in Marina del Rey, CA. In 2005 we returned and had our 'surfer wedding' on the beach at Pinetrees and the reception at the restaurant we met at that I used to manage. Years later after my Mother died of Mesothelioma, the small settlement we received allowed us to fulfill our dream of owning a place on the North Shore of Kauai - the most beautiful place on earth.

Tim Smith purchased this condo in 2009

Why Tim Smith chose North Shore

When we bought in 2009 we looked at every property available in Princeville. Nihilani was the newest and best designed property around. The unit we found was barely lived in and only a few years old. Every other place we looked at looked so lived in and worn down, but this place was perfect. The upstairs downstairs layout makes it really feel like a single family home.

What makes this condo unique

Unlike other rentals, ours is furnished and decorated as a second home, not a rental unit. You will find the first class furnishings, kitchenware and decor that we enjoy on our many vacations to Princeville. Our unit is perfect for young children and comes stocked with a PaknPlay, baby gates, and a strap on high chair as well as infant and toddler toys. Rainy day? No problem, avail yourself to our extensive DVD/Blue Ray collection, board games or reading library.

Amenities

Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1874 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , walk in closet
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Office with single bed and trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite with walk in closet, lanai, reading nook, master bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen Beds (2), Child Beds (1) in the den is a day bed and trundle that sleeps two. Also there is a full size air mattress., Baby Cribs (1) PaknPlay
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pak n Play, baby gates, board games, infant and toddler toys and books, air mattress, beach toys,

Reviews

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5

Creating memories in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great location, plenty of room for 8 adults, beautiful property, walking paths, plants and flowers. Nearby beaches and the island has plenty to do. Our family had the best time and we will treasure the memories. The adventures of hiking, paddle boarding, surfing, volleyball, swimming, snorkeling and eating local fruit. Thank you Tim and Julie for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house that is family friendly!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house had everything we could possibly need, including beach toys! Everyone really enjoyed every minute. It was so helpful to have beach towels and coolers provided for our long beautiful days at the beach:) We definitely plan to return ASAP!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salt Lake City
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Tim's unit is absolutely lovely and Nihilani is a beautiful property. The grounds were well maintained and clean and the pool area is the most gorgeous I've seen. We grilled dinner over there a couple of times and used the pool and/or hot tub every day. It's just across the road and over one unit. The upstairs/downstairs floor plan is nice to keep the bedrooms quiet. The large table got quite a work out with family card games nearly every night :) The kitchen had lots of cupboard/pantry space for our groceries and plenty of dishes, pans, etc. Tim was very professional in his communications with us.

One thing I'll note, since a few others have mentioned it, this condo is in Princeville, which is on the north shore of the island. Princeville/Hanalei is my favorite location on Kauai and to me it's worth the drive if you want to go elsewhere (east or south shore). It just means you need to plan a little bit so you don't find yourself driving back and forth to the other areas.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! We had four adults and four children staying together for three weeks, and the place was like a second home. It had plenty of space for everyone, including multiple cooks in the kitchen. We especially loved being so close to the pool and the beach gear that was available to us. The place was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin Center, OH
5

Great location and just the right size complex

  • 5 of 5

Our stays over the last 4 yrs of Tim Smith's Nihilani condo have been great.

It's quiet, clean, comfortable beds, close to the pool and hottub, plenty of beach toys and sure is nice to have a 2 car garage to keep the sand and dirt out of the condo!!!!! But most important Tim is easy to work with and if anything needs repaired or tweaked he's right on it.

A great place to call home away from home in Paradise USA.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Conquering Kauai!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean & spacious. The home was close to pool & trash drop off. Towels

a plenty! Loved the washer/dryer and ability to eat in when we wanted; saved $$ and had private eating time with family as a result. HIGHLY recommend you book this place - it was terrific!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
LIH
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
CJ's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Makai Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kamehameha Hwy 54
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kauai Grill
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Hideaways
Car: necessary

Whale watching nearby. Only a short walk to Queen Emma's Bath, St. Regis Hotel, Westin, Hideaways Beach and Hanalei Beach at the St Regis Hotel. Close to the amazing Hanalei Bay and world class surfing, paddling, kayaking, fishing, sightseeing, hiking etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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