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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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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
  • Wireless Internet
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 -
(67 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Front Luxury Condo: Best Ground Floor Puu Poa Unit
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 67 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

Amazing views and nice spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

Host was wonderful and so was the condo. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location but needs updating

  • 3 of 5

Great location, close to St. Regis Hotel and Hideaway Beach. Small for family of five as second bedroom very small, and levered doors make noise travel easily. Cleanliness for floors a challenge as all original tile and grout quite dingy. Bathrooms decent. The electrical situation spotty and we often couldn't get the kitchen lights to stay on. Kitchen functions well. Lanai has lovely view but gets dirty quickly with bird droppings and sand and the hose provided has many holes so not easy to clean off. The location is definitely this units best asset.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry you had such a negative experience. You are indeed the very first guest who expressed his disappointment. I will immediately follow up on the issues you mentioned: the grout in the master bathroom will be redone (the last time this was done in April of 2017; mold in Kauai's tropical climate is a constant problem), the manager will check and, if necessary, replace the kitchen light switches and a new garden hose will be purchased (thanks for pointing out that the old one has a leak). The louvered doors were installed for one purpose: cross ventilation. These are indeed a common feature on Kauai. Tradewinds can breeze through the unit for comfort. Too bad you did not appreciate them. P.S.: It turned out you had the dimmer sliders on low, no wonder the kitchen lights did not come on. The garden hose has been replaced. Peter
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Hampshire,Illinois
5

Heaven on Earth!!! Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were met with the ocean and mountain views. Absolutely breathtaking! The condo itself was open and very clean. Loved the coffee greeting and everything we needed was provided. We made a trip to Big Save and had all we needed. The beds were very comfortable and it felt like home.

Spent our days making the short but beautiful trip to Hanalei to eat and swim. Loved Hideaway Beach below the condo, great hike down. An unforgettable adventure!

We loved the North so much that after staying on South shore, we returned and spent our last day in Hanalei!!! Thank you for making our trip the trip of a lifetime. We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular!!!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views from a gorgeous first floor condo! Well-equipped open floor plan makes this condo a great stay. The hidden beach just below was one of the most beautiful beaches we have experienced. The local coffee you provided was a great and unexpected perk, which made our mornings even better.

Peter, thank you so much for allowing us to experience your beautiful condo.

Ken & Marcie

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountainair, New Mexico
5

Great location and views, Nice spacious unit.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location above Hideaway Beach. Ground unit makes it easy to walk out to the edge of the cliff for great views or stay on the lanai for a nice restful view. Peter is very easy to work with and will do whatever to make your stay pleasant. Unit is nicely furnished and equipped. We really enjoyed our stay there. Missed being able to get to all the north side beaches because of the road closures, but enjoyed Hideaway, St Regis 's beach, Anini Beach and especially Secret Beach.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for another positive review and especially for being the kind of guest any owner dreams of: not only considerate and appreciative but communicating freely about items that may have to be repaired or replaced. The party left the unit in better shape than it found it checking in. Just nice. 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

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.