About the property
- Townhome2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 BdRm Townhouse (4th=Open Den w bunk beds), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani @ Princeville (meaning 'our family house at Nihilani) is located right by the pool; is in showroom condition, and is the largest townhouse style condo at Nihilani. Book early for great dates in 2017.
Probably the best location in Nihilani - out the door and 35 feet to the swimming pool/recreation complex entrance.
Tax Registration Numbers Follow (Must be posted on web site per Hawaii State Law)
Temporary Accommodations: TA -130-879-8976-01 Current as of 9/2016 No expiration
General Excise Tax: GE -130-879-8976-01 Current as of 9/2016 No expiration
Pure convenience for you and the kids. Inside, you will find a 'furniture showroom' - not previously rented and still almost brand new. Deluxe furnishings include 3 flat-screen digital TVs, time Warner digital cable TV and digital music and 10 MBPS WiFi Internet. Enjoy 200+ channels of digital High Definition TV. With this you get a land line phone with unlimited long distance calling to the 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
While you enjoy all of this in our comfortable living room, you are only feet from neighboring artificial waterfalls (at the entrance to the Windham Resort) that provide an extremely pleasing backdrop as if you were living next to a mountain stream. The waterfall is quiet at night.
On the main floor, a great room concept living room/dining room/kitchen with center granite island creates a welcoming family environment. Solid granite kitchen counter tops/back splash and bamboo hardwood floors on this main floor create an easy to maintain environment. Keep your favorite bottles of wine or drink in the custom wine cooler. Enjoy the large stainless refrigerator/freezer and glass top range. Plenty of cooking and eating utensils for all your needs. The built in over-the-range microwave oven saves on valuable counter space.
Check in to freshly made beds - a king bed in the MBR, a queen in 2nd bedroom, two twins in the 3rd bedroom and 'kids-only' bunk beds in the den. Sleeps up to 6 adults and two kids (under age 17 - over 16 is an adult for sleeping purposes). The MBR, living room and Queen bedroom have a a whisper quiet tropical design ceiling fan (see pictures). The 3rd bedroom has a standard ceiling fan.
The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a neatly designed Jack and Jill bath so each room has its own bathroom privacy. The bathroom has a tub/shower with adjustable shower wand.
You will have room for two cars in the garage - it keeps your car out of the tropical sun and those quick evening showers that keep Kauai so lush and green. Inside the garage you will find two bikes (men's and women's), 5-6 boogie boards, 4 beach coolers, and 6-7 Tommy Bahama sand chairs. Be advised that we keep our car in the garage during winter months. You need to let us know if you will have more than one rental car and when you do, we will arrange for reserved parking on the condo property.
In the garage, you will find clothes lines for drying out beach towels and hanging things like wet swimming suits. There is a storage shelf in the Laundry Room for storing dry beach towels for quick access. You will also find a box full of kids beach toys and some (limited) swimming equipment like goggles, fins and snorkels in a labeled storage bin in the garage on the shelf facing the pool. there is a ladder and 3-step stool there to help you reach things on upper shelves.
In the third bedroom closet, you will find a Pack N Play and (one) High Chair for the little ones, and tons of puzzles and games for the whole family. Also check Den closets for puzzles and games.
We have a brand new (2018) stacked front loading full size washer and dryer should you want to launder linens or towels during your stay. The washing machine is one of the newest kenmore/whirlpool models designed to not only do a great job but minimize electrical costs by extracting far more moisture during the spin cycle. We suggest you use the 'very high' spin to get most moisture out and use "express wash" to get done with things like beach towels that are not all that dirty. Please shake sand outside on the driveway to minimize sand in the washer.
Inside the condo, you can enjoy true wireless access to the internet no matter what corner you are in.
If you feel like getting away from the 'crowd', there is a quiet sitting room in the MBR or you can go out on any of the three outdoor lanai's and enjoy the relaxing island wicker furniture and our beautiful ocean trade winds. We have over 300 square feet of lanai space. Our Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani Townhome is a truly relaxing place to kick back with a good book and watch he world go by. Or grab a bike and head out to explore the community. There is a bike/pedestrian trail that goes all the way to the shopping center.
Want to play some golf - you can actually walk to the Makai clubhouse but you would probably prefer to drive with your clubs. The south side of the Nihilani complex borders the Makai course a few hundred feet away. Off load your clubs at the starter shack and then park you car in the convenient lot just across the road. Its about a one-minute drive to the Makai course. For a change of pace, try the Princeville course - about a 3-4 minute drive. Same great service and both course offer some awesome ocean views.
Like the beach - who doesn't - Hanalei is one of our favorites - thousands of feet of beach (remember the movie 'The Descendents' or 'South Pacific', and free parking, fresh water and bathrooms all included. If the kids don't like the surf, take them to Anini beach - the double reef protected beach is surf free. Just want to go to the pool or have a cook out with our free gas BBQ -- go out your front door and 35 feet later, you are entering our outdoor recreation complex (see pictures). This truly relaxing place has a waterfall and is one of the more attractively designed pools on the north shore. (note that open flame BBQs are prohibited on our condo lanai's by Hawaii State Fire Safety Laws).
Nihilani is one of the youngest condo complexes on the north shore having been built in 2006 and first occupied in 2007. The grounds are extremely well maintained and have probably the most attractive landscaping of all the condo complexes on the north shore. Enjoy a relaxing walk up to the shopping center or to the golf course. Or how about a walk along the edge of the golf course or out to the ocean bluff. You can walk through the homes of the Princeville community or you can even walk down to the Saint Regis Hotel (which also has a really nice public beach and is a great place to watch the sunset over evening cocktails). You can even walk to the Westin resort - both hotels offer fine restaurants, dining, and bar hopping - whatever pleases you.
Be further advised that electricity is far more expensive on Kauai then where you live. We have central AC. We give you an allowance of 25 KWHs per rental day. If you use the central AC, you may exceed this allowance and we will then take excess electrical charges from your deposit. We feel that people that use certain resources should pay for them just like using a toll highway. It will be YOUR choice to use or not use the AC but if you choose to use it, we ask that you pay part of the cost.
Want to enjoy a great sunset; grab some beach chairs and towels and head down to the Hanalei beach by the Pier (south end). You have a great view of the Bali Hai mountains. Depending on time of year, the sun sets behind the mountains (winter) or over the Ocean (summer).
The Princeville shopping center has shops to browse in, a few restaurants, a post office, a hardware store, and a well stocked Foodland grocery store. Foodland is a good place to buy wine and spirits and all of your grocery needs. You will find the Makai Club Card for foodland discounts on the garage door opener key ring.
Many folks hit Costco and Walmart in Lihue upon arrival and after getting their rental car. Both stores are very near the airport. We will give you directions to both when we give you the condo unit number (at the time final payment is made) and directions to the condo.
Wanna try something different - learn paddle boarding or kayaking or even learn to paddle an outrigger canoe. The beach at the Marriott resort in Lihue is a great place to learn. Also, the southern end of the beach at Hanalei is also a good place to learn. Get some snorkel equipment and visit Anini beach and see the hundreds of different species of tropical fish that call Hawaii home.
Watch for the humpback whales in winter and enjoy our truly lovable albatross who come back from the sea to raise their single offspring - a six month process that begins in November. Don't get too close to their nest but do enjoy watching them from 15 feet away. Want to know a cool piece of trivia - albatross fly at night while they are asleep! Half the brain is sleeping while the other half controls their flight. When they lock their wings, they can fly for hours on the ocean winds with zero energy usage....they love squid so you are safe :-)
In summary, make our 2100 square foot townhouse your home away from home, kick off your shoes (outside please) and enjoy some island life. If Hawaii is a paradise (and it is), Kauai is truly a garden paradise.
Hawaii Tax ID for TAT and General Excise Tax W50926874-01. By State Law, this information must be shown on all VRBO listings.
John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences.
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- May 22, 2018
About John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences.
The Erwin's live very high up in the mountains of Colorado about 75 miles west of Denver. You might say we live in a world of extremes - deep mountain snows in winter, summers to die for, and shoulder seasons in Hawaii. Life just does not get much better. We do love the snow but we also love the beach. John and Debbie were married in Hawaii and their first daughter was born in Hawaii.
John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences. purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences. chose Princeville
We love the central location offered by Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani. Sure, it is not ocean front but it is an easy walk past the Windham resort to the ocean bluff. You can bike there in less than a minute. Ocean front rental is pricey and we prefer to see the ocean up close and personal while we are at the beach in Hanalei or Anini. These condos are very new and they look like it too. We have an indoor two car garage - and this garage connects directly to the kitchen for easy unloading of groceries. We have created storage shelves in the garage to leave the floor open yet give you easy access to coolers, toys for the kids, umbrella, beach chairs and more. We have extras most condos don't provide - 6 Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, 5 bogey boards, Two Bikes, Golf clubs, Beach Toys, all stainless steel kitchen, solid granite counter tops, three HD TVs and HD TV service, WiFi, free long distance, great location for pool access, etc., etc., etc., Our condo is literally just a few walking steps from the pool complex and is an easy in/out of the community for access to unlimited recreation, shopping and fun. Our location makes it super convenient to use either of the two propane BBQs provided for your personal use. Sorry, but no open flame BBQs are allowed on the Lanai's due to the Hawaii Fire Safety Code.
What makes this Townhome unique
This home looks like a showroom - it has not been rented previously. We have over 23 years experience in Condominium rentals. We work with our clients to build a friendly relationship and then we know our guests will maintain the our home as if it was their home. We love sitting on the lanai and listening to the waterfall at the Windham resort across the road. We also have our own waterfall that feeds into our pool Getting to the pool and recreation complex could not be any easier - take the pool key, make a right out the front door, cross the access road and you are there. Our condo is in a quiet location away from Ka Haku Road - this road borders the golf course and some of the Nihilani condos are on Ka Haku Road - but that location was too noisy for us. The condo is immaculately furnished and we will continue to upgrade and add more amenities as time goes on. We just put in a new thick glass shower door in the MBR in May 2014. And the pool key is the only key you have to worry about. You enter the condo via the garage door or front door using simple easy to remember codes. Send us an inquiry and you can count on a response in one hour or less. We always include a price quote so there are no surprises. Our calendar is ALWAYS up to date.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful stay and everything was fantastic. All of our neighbors were very kind and helpful! Thank you again.
Great family to work with
Amazing family vacation rental. We traveled with two families including four kids, tons of space!
Loved all the board games and beach toys for the kids. Also loved the kitchen and layout of the condo, plenty of space for kids and adults. Would definitely recommend this accommodation!
This was a lovely family to work with. Alexis was (is) a great communicator and we had fun chatting about things Kauai. OUr cleaning staff found the place in immaculate shape and guests were very thorough in getting some final day laundry underway for our cleaning staff - something that makes their job in this large condo a whole lot easier and is very much appreciated. We hate to see guests like this leave, especially when they have to head back to very cold Saskatoon, Canada - a real adjustment after Kauai. We hope to see Alexis and her family back one day. Aloha
Outstanding place to stay Hi
Great place, very clean and extremely well equipping with beach toys and kitchen utensils
A great condo in Princeville
We had a great stay in your home.
Lucy was very delightful and she did not have to come over our first day and spend lots of time with our family answering questions about the homes and the surrounding area. She’s a keeper!
Keeping your home clean was a pleasure, nothing was damaged.
Wish I had known about the utility charge BEFORE I booked because we should not have to worry about using the AC if it was needed. The AC remained off during our stay.
Point noted about utility use - we do provide what we feel is a generous allowance of 25 Kilowatts hours per rental day and then we pass on the utility charge for usage in excess of that. We fell that guests that use this resource should pay for it so rather than raise our rates on all guests to cover use of an expensive resource like the central air conditioning, with our allowance, guests that do use this resource pay for it and guests that don't benefit with a lower per night rate.
We agree that Lucy is a keeper - a wonderfully warm personality and she and we take pride in her dedication to a job well done and doing it right the first time. We feel very lucky to have her as our on island property manager.
we will mention the utility use policy to future renters before they book.
Great place to stay
Absolutely perfect - huge condo, lots of amenities and "toys'" provided by owner such as boogie boards, lots of beach chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, picnic coolers and so on. The place was spotlessly clean - we highly recommend you pick this very close to the pool condo for your vacation on Kauai
This condo has everything you will need to food prepartion to a day at the beach.
clean, well organized, all sorts of utensils and beach toys.
We are located in the heart of Princeville with easy access to the Princeville center with shops, restaurants, grocery, banks, golf courses, walking trails, etc. We are a short drive to Hanalei Bay beaches and world famous Anini beach that is a great place for snorkeling. We are not far from Tunnels, Lumahai (movie South Pacific), and other famous beaches on the north shore of Kauai. the condo sits adjacent to this 102 unit condo complex pool so we have THE BEST LOCATION for easy access to the pool and hot tub and BBQ area. We also have a really cool miniature golf course about 2 miles away that was just built a year ago and resembles a Hawaii jungle environment. The movie The Descendents was filmed near here on Hanalei Bay. You can see the house that was used in the movie and the restaurant Ta Hiti Nui and meet the singers in the movie. Ta Hiti Nui is a great bar/dinner location in the center of Hanalei as is the Kalypso restaurant with open air dining. And you can see a Taro farm on the way down to Hanalei. The World Class hardwood botanical garden Na Aina Kai is only a few miles south of Princeville. Before you arrive, we will provide directions to Costco and Walmart so you can stock up on supplies, maybe pick up a snorkel and mask and get all this done before the 29 mile drive north to Princeville. Want to ride a Zip Line - we have the biggest Zip on the island of Kauai not far from us. Want to ride a Helicopter - you can do so right out of the Princeville airport - only 3 miles from us. Want to have a sunset drink at the 5 star St. Regis Resort Hotel - that is just a 1 mile stroll and part of this is on Ka Haku road that borders the edge of the ocean with fabulous view of the coral reef. You might see some turtles feeding on algae just below you or (in winter months) see some whales playing or breeching in the ocean. Please be alert to fraudulent listings. At one point, we found a listing on Craigslist for our condo. It was not us but some overseas crook. We only take money via credit card or eCheck - we never request money via wire or money order (unless there is no other option). Do not ever rent a property like ours without first verifying the owner's identity. We are only too happy to accept a phone call if you need to verify who we are. Call John at 970-531-4603 Check us out - our primary home is in Fraser, Colorado and you should find our address as Box 666 or 560 County Road 8300. My google email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Hawaii Temporary Accomodations Tax Registration Number is TA-130-879-8976-01. Our General Excise Tax Registration Number is GE-130-879-8976-01. You will find copies of our registration certificates in the Den of the condo on the inside wall to the right of the desk.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We give you a electrical credit of 25 Kilowatt Hours (KWH) per rental day, e,g,, 175 KWHs for a 7 day week. If you want to use the Central Air Conditioning, that is your option but you will likely exceed the 25 KWH credit. We will bill you for excess electrical usage after your stay or if we have a damage deposit, we will deduct it from the deposit. You will go direct to the condo; not to a rental desk. About 60 days before you arrive, we will provide codes to the electric garage door opener (outside the door) and to the electric front door lock. Normal check in is 4pm or later but you are welcome to come prior to this time and put perishable food in the refrigerator or freezer. You are also welcome to borrow the pool key, go to the pool, change into swim clothes there and enjoy your time while cleaning is finished in the condo. Normal check out is 10am or earlier. Note that you cannot check in early or check out late unless you have express permission from the owner documented in an email. Your on island resident manager is Ms. Lucy Ben-Avraham and you can reach her at 808-631-8125. Lucy lives in Nihilani and can help you fairly quickly if he is not working elsewhere on Kauai. Our car is stored in the garage in winter months (October to April). If you will have more than one rental car, you need to let the owner know ASAP but not later than 65 days before you check in.