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Ocean Front Luxury Condo: Best Ground Floor Puu Poa Unit

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 5 with availabe folding guest bed)

This immaculate luxury condo, perched on an emerald bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers spectacular views of the surf and famous Bali Hai mountains.

On Kauai's North Shore, near Hanalei Bay, this 1900-square-foot, ground-floor unit is found in the Puu Poa Condominiums property that sits adjacent to the five-star St. Regis Princeville Resort Hotel.

Watch sunsets, whales, dolphins, tropical birds, sailboats and surfers from the private, covered lanai that opens directly onto the lawn overlooking the ocean. Relax, grill and eat on the lanai in any weather. Take the extra light lounge chairs out on the lawn and stretch out for sunbathing or relaxing after dark as you watch the stars and listen to the surf. Just a short walk away, across the lush grass, you'll find the heated pool and tennis courts.

Directly below the Puu Poa Condominiums sits the secluded Hideaways Beach. A favorite of many visitors to the island, Hideaways is one of the top-rated snorkeling spots on Kauai.

Enjoy all of this and all the beauty, fun and serenity Hawaii's Garden Island has to offer with Puu Poa #111 as your luxurious, comfortable, vacation home base.

The condo features an Italian-designed, gourmet, eat-in kitchen overlooking a large, open living room and dining area, all offering expansive views of the ocean and mountains. You'll find European furniture, plantation shutters and tiled floors throughout. Designed with attention to promoting a comfortable, bright, airy living space that fully takes advantage of the delightful ocean breezes.

Watch the sun rise and set over the ocean from the living room area, or turn on the 55-inch television and pop in a DVD.

On the covered lanai, use the grill and side burner to grill and cook your meals. Enjoy the contemporary outdoor furniture: dining table and chairs and Italian lightweight lounge chairs.

The kitchen is outfitted with a Subzero refrigerator, wine/beverage cooler, washer/dryer, glass counter-top range, oven and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to prepare any gourmet feast.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, night stands, bookshelves, a computer desk and illuminated closet. The guest bedroom features a queen-size bed, closet, a chest of drawers and a flat-screen TV. There are ceiling fans with lights in each of the bedrooms and in the kitchen dining area and living room.

Enjoy shopping and dining in idyllic Hanalei where you'll find a farmers market, fish market and natural food store. Visit the world-renowned St. Regis Princeville Hotel and Puu Poa Beach. Explore Lumahai and Hanalei beaches; discover the famous backdrops for dozens of Hollywood films including 'South Pacific' and 'Jurassic Park.' Most recently, George Clooney and the cast of 'The Descendants' were filmed at the St. Regis Hotel.

At the end of Highway 560, a scenic drive along the Coast, you'll find opportunities for hiking, swimming and dining.

More Details

Owner
Peter Braunlich
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Peter Braunlich

We have enjoyed several months per year in our Puu Poa home since having completely remodeled it in 1996-1997.

We are retired from working in our own R&D company, from employment in a large US company and from being on the faculty of a major university. Coming originally from Germany, the European influence on the design of the interior of the property is apparent. Other design goals were achieving a light and airy internal environment. Direct and hot sunlight is avoided which, combined with louvered windows for 24-hour cross ventilation, keeps the interior comfortably cool.

The covered lanai with contemporary patio furniture and cooking/grilling facilities offers outdoor living at its finest.

Peter Braunlich purchased this condo in 1992

Why Peter Braunlich chose Princeville

We chose Puu Poa for several reasons besides the obvious ones, namely climate and lifestyle.

The condominium's structure is solid concrete (not primarily wood) and, thus, hurricane resistant. Our unit is on the ground floor 140 ft. above sea level (therefore tsunami proof) with extraordinary views of ocean, mountains, sunrises and sunsets,waterfalls and rainbows; provides direct access across the lawn to the swimming pool and has several beaches nearby. The 'backyard' invites sunbathing in front of our lanai. The lanai itself is one of the essential living spaces of our home.

What makes this condo unique

Watching sunsets, whales, dolphins, tropical birds, sailboats and surfers directly from the lanai in the year-round mild climate; the easy access to site seeing, beaches, the swimming pool and to shopping for local food in farmers markets have made us fall in love with our niche in paradise. The serenity of our place is a treat we could not do without.

Amenities

Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with two shower heads.
  • Bathroom 1 has two vanities and a large shower wit two separate shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
  • master bedroom with queen bed, night stands, computer desk, book shelves and closet guest bedroom with queen-size bed, night stands, chest of drawers, large camp cot for a child or adolescent, baby crib, closet and flat screen TV
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean Front Luxury Condo: Best Ground Floor Puu Poa Unit
average rating of 4.935484 based on 62 reviews
Temecula , Ca
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Giant condo. Well equipped. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and for being a great guest. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Puu Poa 111. Peter & Elke
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5

Quality property, well equipped with quality furnishings and terrific views. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Large 2 bed 2 bath condo with lots of frontage and natural light looking north west over Hideaways beach, Hanelai bay and over to the Bali Hai cliffs and the start of the Napali coast. Amazing sunsets!

Beach access to hideaways is a 5-10min adventure but well worth it for confident hikers down a steep and treacherous path with rope to assist.

The next closet beach is the beach at the base of the the St Regis with access

either down a long flight of steps (190 I was told) or if you couldn’t be bothered or don’t feel too awkward going through the hotel you can use their lift. I don’t think they would mind especially if you had small children or a disability.

Princeville itself is quite and you’ll need a car to access services and amenities. Approx 5min drive to the supermarket and 10-15mins to Hanelaei bay and all its shops and boutiques.

Very well equipped property with quality kitchen, beach gear, linen, appliances, beds and furnishings.

All in all very enjoyable and comfortable stay and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review. Peter
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5

Amazing Views Day and Night

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well situated with gorgeous daytime views of the ocean (we saw humpbacks our first morning); at night take a few steps onto the grass and gaze at the stars. The condo is tastefully appointed with mid-century modern-esque furniture and the kitchen is the most professionally-functional we've encountered in a VRBO on Kauai.

You can be on Hideaway Beach in less than 10 minutes; for surfers use the access behind St. Regis to be in the lineup at Impossibles in 20 minutes from the front door. A great North Shore place!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. Thanks also for being a thoughtful and considerate guest. Starting the washer with the towels was greatly appreciated by our cleaning crew. Peter
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5

Flawless

  • 5 of 5

Delivered everything as promised. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place!! We would definitely stay here again. It was clean, comfortable, well stocked, very good communication from the owners, and exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at Puu Poa 111. Peter
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5

This Condo IS AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Pua Poa for a few nights as we hopped the Hawaiian islands. This portion of our trip was the highlight of our entire vacation. The condo is beautiful, the location and views are breathtaking. The owner has taken care to provide for all of your essentials while staying there. My only challenge was the bed and pillows. They were a little harder than what I generally prefer. If you're coming to Kauai, you should choose Princeville and this condo as your vacation paradise getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im am glad to learn you liked the condo. The mattress firmness is of course a matter of personal preference. We like a soft but not too soft one to be "nice" to our backs. Sorry you prefer it even softer. I sincerely hope it was not too difficult for you to tolerate. Peter
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihuhe
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Makai Golf Course, Princeville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 56
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel
Nearest Beach
Hideaway and Puu Pa Beach
Car: necessary

Premier surfing from Hideaway Beach below Puu Poa during winter half year - a gift from favorable trade winds.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

A $500 security deposit is due upon booking; fully refunded after inspection by manager, usually within 72 hours. A clean-out fee of $225.00 will be charged as well as 13.42% Hawaii taxes
Payment in full is required if the reservation is within 30 days
prior to arrival. 15% military discount for qualified personnel.
A down payment is required for reservation more than 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.