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Cool and bright luxury townhome, Walk to Beach, Sunny 3+ BR, nice big Pool!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,476 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

After 25 visits to all the Hawaiian islands, this is where we landed. We've seen it all and Kauai's north shore is the best! We are always trying to improve our home and just removed all the carpet and installed beautiful wood floors in the upstairs bedrooms and loft. Wood floors are the best and stay clean and cool. Please click on the calendar tab above to check availability, it's always up to date. I favor stays that are back to back with other stays or ones that fill gaps of any size.

This condo is in the heart of the lush Kauai north shore.

Mauna Kai captures the true North Shore Feeling. A short hike down the Queen's path takes you to peaceful Anini Beach where you can safely swim or snorkel with the whole family. Calm waters and a rich underwater life make Anini one of the best swimming spots on Kauai. This peaceful stretch of beach is protected by the largest coral reef in Hawaii, so instead of foamy waves breaking up on the sand, you can expect a lake like atmosphere. The protective reef creates a beautiful blue lagoon, unsuited for surfing or body boarding, but perfect for family swimming. Many other close beaches offer great surfing, snorkeling, wave play and incredible beauty any time of year.

Mauna Kai is located between the Prince Golf Course and the Makai Course. This location will provide you with the finest tropical golf in the world or for some it may just be a nice walk, spectacular ocean views and great albatross and whale watching. Mauna Kai's tropical breezes and warm waters can be your next dream vacation.

Our beautiful Mauna Kai townhouse is in a lush garden setting at the end of a quiet walkway. It's an end unit with no one above or below, and only one common wall. The tropical landscaping is over the top and this summer the avocado tree was dropping fruit! Fresh delicious oranges were plentiful on the tree by the pool.

With three bedrooms there is plenty of room, two with queen beds and the third bedroom has a new king bed. In addition to the three bedrooms is a open room/loft with a new queen sleeper sofa, play area for the kids and a desk. This area has a DVD/VCR player and new LCD monitor. We enjoy staying there several times a year and make it feel like home, completely livable and fully functional.

Wood floors throughout the whole home give it that clean cool feel. The main floor living area has two story vaulted plantation style beam ceilings. Island style louvered windows offer good air flow to maximize trade wind cooling. The main living area is on the ground floor and stays cooler than units with second story living areas. A 120 gallon solar heated water heater offers plenty of hot water for multiple showers. This summer a complete solar electric system was installed to provide 'green energy' and as an added benefit it will fully shade the up stairs bedrooms. New wood floors have been installed upstairs replacing all carpet, it just doesn't stay clean like a wood floor does.

New furniture and curtains in the two upstairs bedrooms and loft, also with vaulted ceilings and fans (but no AC). The well equipped kitchen is remodeled with beautiful granite counter tops and maple cabinets. The upstairs bathroom has new marble shower and granite vanity top. The main floor bathroom has a new marble walk in shower and granite vanity top with vessel sink.

The Mauna Kai pool is the largest condo pool in Princeville, a pool where you can actually swim laps! It is now solar heated which is greatly appreciated in the cooler winter months. The gazebo offers gas and charcoal grills, sink, fridge and space for a private party for 50, however it is usually empty and quiet!

A short drive will take you to Hanalei town or Hanalei Beach Park, an incredible town beach with endless sand, soft waves, wade in swimming and boogie board fun. For the more adventurous, Na Pali Coast hiking, kayaking and Secret Beach are the Ultimate! Secret Beach is a 1/2 mile of ever changing natural sand, waves and cliffs with rarely more than a handful of souls.

A short stroll to the Westin Resort gives you access to the finest luxury spa and dining comforts, without the price of the room. Or maybe just visit for coffee, excellent whale watching, or the ultimate Bali Hai sunset! Bali Hai is the north shore's canvas for the last sunset in the United States each evening. The mountain's majestic profile is the beginning of the Na Pali cliffs along the north shore of Kauai and provides a romantic backdrop for ocean cruises, helicopter flights, and spectacular hiking adventures. It is also the million dollar sunset view just steps from our Mauna Kai condo in Princeville. A stay in our spacious 1500 square foot home is just what you're looking for.

The Princeville Center provides many dining and shopping options, including the local market to stock our fully equipped kitchen. We offer free high speed WIFI and plug-in internet service. A new HD LCD TV with a DVR will get you through a rainy day.

Princeville, on the north shore, is a great base to see everything Kauai has to offer. So come have a wonderful stay in Paradise.

Keywords: condo, vacation rental, home, beach house, golf course, Hawaii, Kauai, Princeville, three bedrooms plus loft, pool, high speed WIFI, walk to beach, King bed, 2 queens, two bathrooms

The link below is good to look at to see what the waves are like. It also shows tides, wind, weather and water temperature. The wave heights are for the surfing area off the beach in Hanalei Bay. They aren't as big on the beach. When waves in the bay are below 4 ft it's relatively calm and at most beaches it is easy to swim. When the waves are over 10 ft it may be unsafe to swim and some beaches can be closed for swimming. In between 4' and 10' (waves in the bay) good judgement should be used. It may be too much for some or just right for wave fun. Good judgement should always be used.

http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Hanalei-Bay/forecasts/latest/six_day

More Details

Owner
Bruce Padgett
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Bruce Padgett

Traveled to all the islands and settled here.The kids came as babies, now look at them. Aloha!

Bruce Padgett purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Bruce Padgett chose Princeville

Our Mauna Kai condo is really a livable home, we go there and stay 4-8 weeks a year and love it. You would think some condos have never been visited by the owner. Ours is very functional. When we go we cook big meals with family and friends, the new kitchen is really a joy. Mauna Kai is central to all the best that Kauai has to offer. The pool is now solar heated, which is greatly appreciated in the cooler winter months.

What makes this townhome unique

The Mauna Kai pool is the largest pool of any complex in Princeville, 78' long. The pool surface was just redone spring 2014 and was delightful to swim in this summer. The gazebo by the pool has several gas grills, a full refrigerator, shaded tables and room for large group activities, you may have it to yourself though! The large lanai at the condo has two tables and seating for 10.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On 2/2/2013 1:38 AM, Thomas wrote:

Bruce, we're here and still trying to comprehend our good fortune. Everything is just as described in the renters' manual, only better. I'm sending this email through your lighting fast WiFi and earlier today I spoke with Steve, your on-sight man, just to check in. Shortly, I will begin learning your home entertainment center. Tonight I went to the "for-real" grocery store, just down the road toward Hanalei, and got enough food to get us started tomorrow. (the prices are pretty high, but I guess that's because we're in the middle of The Pacific) We're very pleased with everything.



Thanks again. We're so glad we found Mauna Kai



Tom
Feb 2013
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Amenities

Princeville Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1476 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , full tub sized walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable main floor queen bed with memory foam top pad
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Comfortable King bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Loft - high quality sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (1) New California King bed, with new luxury linens, Queen size Beds (2) New luxury linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide-a-bed sofa with new high rated mattress. I have a pack-n-play and a student floor pad for a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kauai Weather Weather you could be enjoying! Mon 11/26/2012 at 7 pm it is 74°F , today's high was H 80 F, and the low was L 66 F Step off the plane and feel the warm embrace of Kauai with average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees year round. Much of Kauai's rainfall is a nightly occurrence, and the rain showers that do occur are almost always brief. When you do see rain, wait for the beautiful rainbows that follow. The trade winds in Kauai also keep things cool for visitors. The winds are generally light and help chase away much of Hawaii’s humidity. With such great weather, any time of year is a good time to visit Kauai. There is no AC in the condo and most guests feel it is not needed. We were just there for 28 days in January. It was rainy only 3 days and was often partly cloudy to mostly sunny, very easy to get a sunburn. The daily high was 75-80'F , the low was 65-70'F at night. Perfect!

Reviews

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Cool and bright luxury townhome, Walk to Beach, Sunny 3+ BR, nice big Pool!
average rating of 4.703125 based on 66 reviews
5

Everything we wished for and MORE

  • 5 of 5

My husband, children and grandchildren just returned from 10 wonderful days at this conveniently located condo. As the owner of a coastal beach condo myself, I really know what to look for in a condo. This condo is extremely well furnished - furniture, appliances, kitchen and even beach chairs, toys and even snorkeling fins and masks. The owner also provides everything long distance visitors need upon arrival - linens, towels (including beach towels), paper supplies, dry staples, soaps and laundry supplies. We felt immediately 'at home' upon arrival. The owner's personal reviews of nearby beaches, restaurants and shopping were so very appreciated. This was our 6th visit to Hawaii and it was the best ever as we felt closer to the real Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a lovely visit. The home is very clean, convenient, and well appointed. Loved being able to use the beach gear. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo in a great location. Plenty of room and clean. We wished we could have stayed longer!!!! Would come back again in a heartbeat and would recommend for anyone to stay.

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

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! Very nice accommodations they have all the comforts of home for you? So we didn't have to bring anything but our clothes. Would recommend this place to anyone who is unfamiliar with the area as we were. More adventures in the area than we could capture in a week

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes that's why we keep coming back. That's Aloha!
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5

Nice townhome Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. The townhome was very clean and comfortable and it was located close to the beaches and trails we like to visit. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and lots of helpful amenities

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for us 6 adults and a baby. It came with beach chairs, umbrella, crib, and high chair. It was so nice to not have to travel with or buy extra stuff. We really enjoyed our stay. Pool was great and never crowded - we often had it to ourselves. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Owner's Response: Mahalo, come again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Lehui
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nanea at the Weston Resort
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
The Makai Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nanea at the Westin Resort
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Anini beach in Princeville
Car: recommended

Kauai Weather

Weather you could be enjoying!

Mon 11/26/2012 at 7 pm it is 74°F , today's high was

H 80 F, and the low was L 66 F

Step off the plane and feel the warm embrace of Kauai with average yearly temperatures ranging between 84 and 69 degrees. Ocean temperatures are also perfect ranging from 71 to 81 degrees year round.

Kauai offers seven distinct microclimates, from lush interior spots to arid areas on the West Side. Mount Waialeale (elevation 5,148 ft) is at the heart of Kauai's uninhabited interior and is a quintessential rainforest with over 400-inches of rain per year. The rain that falls around Mt. Waialeale generally does not affect the coastal parts of the island, which get far less rain than the central spots (as little as 18-inches a year in western areas). Much of Kauai's rainfall is a nightly occurrence, and the rain showers that do occur are almost always brief. When you do see rain, wait for the beautiful rainbows that follow.

The trade winds in Kauai also keep things cool for visitors. The winds are generally light and help chase away much of Hawaii’s humidity. With such great weather, any time of year is a good time to visit Kauai.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Reservation fee $49 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Reduced rates are given for bookings that are back to back with other reservations and for those that completely fill holes between existing bookings. There is no minimum stay for bookings that fill a gap between two other reservations. Call or email me to discuss. Cancellations are allowed more than 120 days prior to arrival and only 10% of the rental cost or $100, whichever is more, will be withheld. see rental agreement.
Tax ID: WO7156674-01 13.42% Hawaii tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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