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Stunning 5 Star Puu Poa, Designer furnished. Watch the whales from your lanai!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Read our latest reviews and see what we have to offer. As on island residents we take pride in our vacation home and strive to make your vacation holiday memorable.

We have posted special rates for the following filler dates:

March 14 - 18 (4 nights) $299

March 25 - 30 (5 nights) $299

April 7 - 11 (4 nights) $299

May 2 - 22 (20 nights) $315

We are one of the few (if not only) Puu Poa residences with designer furniture throughout. We do not just select any condo rental package, these selections are high end designer made pieces anyone would love to have in their own home (think McGuire).

All furniture was selected from from C.S. Woo, Honolulu, or Aspire, the premier providers of high end furnishings. We also had new HORIZONS Blinds installed on all bedroom windows, added accent pieces throughout, and one very LARGE custom designed area rug for the living room. It gets better, with recent improvements to the bathrooms including cherry cabinetry, slab Italian Calacutta Marble counters, Hansgrohe fixtures, and Toto toilets.

As always we are excited to provide a superior option for your vacation dollar. Call for last minute special rates or for price matching to other Puu Poa units.

Our Pu'u Poa residence is a luxurious two-bedroom oceanfront condominium with large windows and generous lanais from which to enjoy spectacular whitewater views. With elegant interiors and the most modern conveniences, you can enjoy a uniquely designed and decorated home, along with the personal touches you expect.

At nearly 2000 square feet (interior and lanais), this condominium is furnished to reflect the island’s casual yet elegant atmosphere. The fully-equipped kitchen has recently been updated with new cabinetry, granite counters, and appliances. Mattresses are top of the line, with Italian Estate Sateen sheets. Baths have Egyptian Cotton towels and we have provided plush spa robes for your use while a guest. Laundry options include a full-sized Samsung front loading washer and dryer.

We provide the same amenities (towels, sheets, shampoo, soaps) in our condo which we use in our home.

Art and island décor selected during travels throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Rim are displayed to ensure your vacation will be memorable and spectacular. For those with technical needs, two high speed (secured) Internet options are available for contact with the rest of the world.

Just below Pu’u Poa is “Hideaways Beach”. You can hike down a short, but steep, trail to the base of the ocean bluff and find this secluded beach with unparalleled views of Bali Hai.

Spectacular diving and coral reef snorkeling is found in these parts as the gentle waves provide for a host of coral and marine life unsustainable in other parts of the world.

Having the five-star St. Regis Hotel as your ‘out-of-sight’ neighbor allows you to easily enjoy shopping, island activities, and world-class dining in three gourmet restaurants, each offering a variety of island flavors along with magnificent views. Not to be missed are the sunsets from the 'Living Room' bar. Pamper yourself with award-winning spa treatments in the newly built Princeville Spa, enjoy an elegant romantic dinner at one of many five star restaurants, and end your day with a quiet moment, feeling the ocean breeze, back on your private lanai.

Location, attention to detail, and quality, combine to make this the perfect vacation choice for your discriminating lifestyle.

Features include:

* Samsung 50" LED HDTV in living room

* Two bedrooms - One king bed and one queen bed. The master bedroom overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the second bedroom has a view of the Makaleha Mountains.

* Living room with oceanview, and the sound of crashing waves.

* Full kitchen with granite counter tops, new appliances, gourmet cookware, and oceanview.

* Keurig coffee maker

* Spacious lanai with new outdoor furniture and yet more oceanviews, Bali Hai views, and the sound of crashing waves.

* Two full baths with all new tile and fixtures - master bath includes spray shower head and a Japanese soaking tub.

* Washer and dryer.

* BOSE Wavesound radio, CD player, and Ipod docking station

* IPhone/IPOD/IPAD docking station with alarm clock in master bedroom

* Luxurious designer linens - Tommy Bahama, Hotel Collection, Calvin Klein, Barbara Barry


Our cancellation policy is you will receive a 100 percent refund for all reservations cancelled within 90 days of arrival - less credit card processing fees and any other VRBO fees that the owner is charged. This policy supersedes any other listed policy in this listing. Unfortunately the HomeAway system does not offer in their listing setup a 90 day option, so you will see a statement that says there is no refund. Again, that is NOT our policy. This is also stated in our attached rental agreement.

Ask about last minute rates!!

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More Details

John Ski
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About John Ski

After searching each island for our retirement home, we found a location that offers natural beauty, relaxation, and aloha spirit not found on other islands. We now spend half of the year at Hale Malanai experiencing all Kauai offers.

John Ski purchased this condo in 2002

Why John Ski chose Princeville

Puu Poa, is near some of the best beaches on kauai and in a location that offers our guests access to amenities of the St. Regis Hotel and Princeville community. Coupled with the luxury of this home, we have an unbeatable vacation opportunity.

What makes this condo unique

Best beaches, world class golf, natural beauty, and peacefulness, you will never want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha from Maryland. We stayed a month at Puu Poa 203. First of all John is extremely easy to work with, but professional as well. All questions are answered usually within minutes. He gives you accurate good pricing right away. And the advantage to working directly with the owner are all the extras….the fully equipped closet with outdoor equipment, the fully stocked kitchen, the guidebooks and library of books, and the original artwork. Everything you see on the website is accurate…in person we found it even better and prettier. We knew we wanted the Puu Poa complex because of its location, its solid construction, and the layout of the units. We were even more impressed when we got there. From the semi-private entrance (only 2 per floor share a large entrance area) you will smell the beautiful gardens as you cross to the unit. We preferred having 2 open lanais (as contrasted with the glass covered lanais), as we wanted the light, sound and the full ocean view from both. We also preferred our second floor unit as it was only 8 steps down from the parking lot and we did not look down on anyone, just green, water, surfers and whales. As a vacation rental this was extremely clean, generous in size and fully appointed. The beds are VERY comfy and the master shower is perfect for Hawaii – open and airy. Cell phones get spotty coverage so John’s unlimited mainland calling plan worked well as did the internet. We were in the unit when the new living room furniture arrived. NICE. It’s very clear that John takes great pride in his unit and is constantly upgrading features. We would not hesitate to book with him again. Mahalo
Feb 2011
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Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has Tommy Bahama King sized bed with recently purchased Simmon's Extra Firm pillow top mattress. Tommy Bahama island motif silk bedding throughout., Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom has recently purchased. Simmon's mattress. Full height twin sized Aero Bed available for alternative sleeping arrangements.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are pleased that you are considering us for your vacation. We take pride in our home and work to ensure all guests are comfortable and satisfied. We’ve added personal touches you will not find in other vacation rentals such as; L’Occitane en Provance toiletries, Scented Island Soaps from Island Soap & Candle Works (Kilauea), This year we added; Brown Jordan dining and lounge furniture for the main lanai, Sharp Aquos 47” LCD HDTV in the living room with HD cable programming, Fine Italian linens from Tommy Bahama in both bedrooms, Simmon’s King and Queen mattresses, Sony 27” HDTV in the master suite, Queen Bed in the second bedroom, Twin Premier Raised Aero Bed (alternative sleeping options), Tommy Bahama Entertainment buffet in the Living Room, Unlimited complimentary long distance phone calling to US mainland, BOSE wave CD and I-pod player.


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average rating of 4.9607844 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

After many years of staying on the south shore of Kauai, we decided to try the north side of the island. Pu’u Poa unit 203 was a delight. It is spotless, comfortable, and spacious. Since we like to cook many of our meals in rather than going out all the time, we found the kitchen to be well equipped and the gas grill on the lanai is an added bonus. While we were there, the waves were quite large. We enjoyed watching surfers on hydrofoils being towed into these waves right in front of the unit! The owners make you feel right at home and provided a vase filled with local flowers and, best of all, they provided a giant bowl of tropical fruit. Every morning, we started our day with fresh squeezed orange juice...THE BEST EVER! On one occasion, we had difficulty with a sliding glass door. The owner came right over and fixed it. He mentioned that a new door was on order and would be installed once it arrived. Over the years, we have stayed in many condos that did not live up to their description. We definitely will try to book this unit again next time we stay on the north shore. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation in paradise with STUNNING ocean view! WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, spacious, condo made us feel right at home the minute we opened the door. It is decorated very nicely with everything you might need while staying at your "home away from home". The details and thoughtfulness of the owners was very evident. From the nicely stocked pantry, to the cooking utensils, outdoor grill, toiletries and even local soaps that were thoughtfully placed in the bathrooms, there wasn't anything that was missed. There was even an outdoor closet with beach chairs, snorkel gear, an ice chest and some beach toys. They provided a great environment to simply relax and enjoy the amazing view of the ocean down below.

There are two hikes to get to the beach. The easiest is to the left of the St. Regis hotel and down the steps. The other option is the trail in between the pool and the tennis courts. My husband and I are pretty good hikers, and it is quite a steep trail especially when it's wet, so be careful. However, the beach down below is definitely a treasure not to be missed.

The other benefit of this condo is the proximity to the Princeville Center that has a grocery store and some great little restaurants to eat lunch or dinner. We ate at Tiki Iniki twice for lunch, and the food was great!

We had a wonderful stay here, and John was very helpful with any questions I had. Between his initial communication and the manual inside, everything went smoothly. I hesitate writing such a great review because we are going to make this great find an annual trip now and I don't want it to get too booked up! Hahahaha! Enjoy this gem of a place.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt the nicest vacation condo we have ever rented. Impeccably clean, nicely furnished and up-to-date in every detail. Ocean views and privacy extraodinary. The entire facility is beautifully maintained. A quiet place made for a wonderful vacation. We hope to return next year to this same unit. We appreciate all the attention the owner has made in providing a first rate accommodation. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque, spacious and well appointed condo. We appreciated the cleanliness of the unit, and communications with the owner. The ocean view is amazing. Definitely will book again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, Kentucky

Beautiful property with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We visited Princeville for my daughter's wedding at the St. Regis. The location was perfect. The condo is equipped with everything you need for a fantastic vacation! There is no A/C, but the ceiling fans and trade winds do a good job of cooling the condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose/San Francisco, CA

Incredible Condo and Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this condo in July 2017 with a friend for 7 nights and we could not have been happier. First, I have been to Kauai 3 times, and have always stayed in the Princeville area, but this was by far the best location (more info on why below). The owner, John, is incredibly nice and responsive. This adds a lot to your stay knowing he is there if needed. The unit is very well appointed (super comfortable beds, ceiling fans, comfy furniture inside and on the lanai - all high-end). And there are fantastic Tommy Bahama beach chairs that are super comfortable and double as backpacks and coolers (how perfect is that?). These made our trips to Tunnels and Anini Beaches super easy and comfortable. The ocean view is tranquil and beautiful with no obstructions, and you have decent privacy on the two lanais due to the staggered nature of the building. All kitchen appliances, utensils and tools are also high-end. The master bedroom is really roomy and allows you to fall asleep to the ocean sounds down below the bluff. Not too loud or too distant. Parking is also great. For me the location was A+ because my favorite beach, Hideaways, is right below the condo complex. Granted the trail is not easy to navigate, but for the average adult and child over 7 it is totally doable. You can also walk to Pu'u Poa beach at the St. Regis which is right next door. These are the two best beaches in Princeville in my opinion and you never have to get into a car to go to them, or walk a mile in the heat! That's the prize. If you prefer to soak in a mountain view from Princeville, which is one of most spectacular offered on the entire planet, this might not be your place. The second bedroom is smaller and does not face the ocean, but it has a view of the mountains. We also found the condo complex to be quiet with other guests being respectful of quiet hours from 10PM-8AM. A 2-minute flat walk to the bluff adjacent to the St. Regis is where to go for the full sunset experience. I could go on, but will leave if at that!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Processing $100 + Tax
Normal Outclean $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Quoted Rates are for a party of 2 guests. Additional guests (max total 4 guests) are charged $25 each per stay plus additional $25 cleaning.

Out-clean charges are $225.00 for 2 guests up to 13 day stays. $275 for stays in excess of 14 days.

Our cancellation policy is 100% refund for changes prior to 90 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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