Kuhio Shores, our 'Jewel on the Sea,' on Kauai's Gold Coast.
When we first walked into what was to become our new home in Kauai, the views of the ocean, coastline, and lush green hills and palms took our breath away! Located on a fantastic snorkeling beach (rated best snorkeling in Kauai by 'Sunset' magazine) and a summer surfing favorite, we could see turtles feeding below the lanai and blowholes out in the distance. Around the corner, we saw where we had first learned to snorkel, next to one of the best restaurants in all of Kauai, the Beach House. Our oceanfront, one bedroom condominium, #305 at Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams!
If you are on your honeymoon, wish to recapture the romance in your relationship, or you just want to experience the awesome beauty and serenity of this 'Jewel on the Sea' by yourself, with your family or friends, this is the ideal home for you when vacationing on the Garden Island of Kauai. Kuhio Shores is closer to the ocean than any other condo or resort on the entire island of Kauai, with beach access. Learn to snorkel by the Beach House, on the west side of the building (teaming with fish; over 650 varieties in Hawaii!), then get into the water below our lanai to snorkel or dive with turtles! On the south side of our property, relax on the grass and watch surfers (little kids will amaze you!)and spot whales in winter. Right here, are three of Kauai's premier surf spots: PK'S, Acid Drops, and Centers.
In our completely private, third floor condominium (4 floors total), the only thing you hear is the crashing of the waves. As soon as you open the front door, your eyes go out to the ocean. You have unobstructed views from the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and, of course, the lanai.
Remodeled for the most discriminating guest, our home reflects the Hawaiian tropics. Comfort, beauty and a clean environment are our priority. Bamboo floors glisten in the light of the morning sun. Finishes, in tropical greens and earth tones, create a peaceful, clean atmosphere. Bathe in luxury in our Noccino Italian marble shower with stone accents. The kitchen features Brazilian, Verdi Peacock granite countertops that reflect the aqua of the ocean, and new stainless steel appliances. In the dining room, bamboo wainscoting and a large mirror framed in dark tropical wood, reflects the crashing waves, bringing the spectacular beauty of Kauai's nature inside.
The new ultra luxurious, Cal king-size bed, a top-of-the-line resort style pillowtop, is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. We use high thread count sheets. Next we take a silk filled comforter and cover it with cool understated duvets. We add a beautiful embroidered bed scarf, making this a truly clean and blissful bed! Ocean breezes cool you naturally as they are pulled through the bedroom breezeway and new Haiku fans made by the Big Ass Fan company, rated best fans on the market by CNET. In 2017 we installed air conditioning. It is rare to find condos with air conditioning on Kauai. Because of the air flow design, air conditioning is not usually needed but we want you to be comfortable even if the Trade winds should stop.
In the living room, a comfy contemporary, island style queen-size pull-out couch has a five-inch-thick mattress (no bars or poking springs). Two Hawaiian-style reclining chairs are perfect for laying back to watch the waves, listen to CDs, or watch cable TV. The hand-carved dining room table with rattan chairs is your exclusive seat to spot playful spinner dolphins.
On our large lanai are two chaise lounges, chairs, and tables; you will be so comfortable, you may not want to leave. Seeing a rainbow, or the moon shimmering over the water will create lifetime memories.
We love the arts so we collect original works of art by renown artists that reflect the lushness and peace of Kauai. Our masterpiece is by Fred Gemmell. This large-scale abstract painting on the back of glass was at sea for a month before it arrived in our Kauai home. "Fred 'captures with complex detail and bold gestures, the amazing diversity, and adaptability of life in all its interaction and beauty..... to create a feeling of a luminous and unfolding mystery.” We are also proud to display original pastel paintings by local Kauai artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii.
Because we know you are probably tired and hungry after your long journey, we give you an 'Aloha Basket' with snacks and coffee, so that you can immediately begin to relax.
Walk to restaurants, art galleries, and shops, and enjoy strolling the beautiful coastal walks in several directions to the big resorts, to Spouting Horn and the National Botanical Gardens, to a neighbor's fantastic bonsai collection. Across the street is a Hawaiian Holy Site with ancient fish pond and lush garden of fruit, plumerias and bananas. Take a stroll and find a mango for the next day's breakfast.
The 'Aloha Spirit' truly exists on the island of Kauai. We have done our very best to bring this spirit into our 'Jewel on the Sea.'