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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
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 North Shore

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • 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 4.94 based on 50 reviews
Temecula , Ca
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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

Wonderful time. Will recommend to others.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Ground level and the grass lawn made it a perfect destination for two little girls who could run out and play. Peter was quick to respond to our needs. View and sunsets from the property are hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very grateful that you let me know about your experience in Puu Poa 111. It is always a good feeling to have had guests who enjoyed their stay in our home on Kauai. Peter
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5

Fantastic location with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a two week stay in February with two couples sharing the condo. There was plenty of room, great kitchen facilities (we cooked in most nights). The condo is clean and well kept. The location is excellent, very close to Hanalei (driving) and easy walking distance to the beach access at the St. Regis and the Hideaway Beach. Also nearby are walking paths just out the front door and the Makei Golf Course.

Only con, the bedding is quite firm, so you may need to bring your own pillows if that is an issue. We would definitely rent the condo again.!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review. We selected firm mattresses to avoid being "surrounded" by cushy material. It helps keeping you cool. The pillow issue will be addressed in April, when we stay in the condo for detail cleaning. Perhaps a second pillow per person is the solution. We appreciated your bringing up the matter. Peter & Elke
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4

This condo is perfect

  • 4 of 5

The view... the view...

We loved our stay here. The condo had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superlative - absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely condo for a week recently. The moment we walked in the door we knew we had found a jewel. Furnished in lovely danish modern design, everything about this condo breathes peace and luxury. The view is the simply best on the island. And the house is furnished with everything you could possibly want or need. Peter was a gracious host and always available to answer any questions. The house is beautifully organized making it easy to find everything. The way the unit is situated makes it completely private. We had days where we were perfectly content to stay at this condo most of the day and just enjoy the beauty right there. There is a wonderful path right there that goes down to the ocean. In addition, there are beautiful walking trails all throughout Princeville. There are lots of folks walking everyday and its just a happy place. There were surfers out each day and people gathered on the sidewalks to watch them. We could sit on our lanai and have a birds eye view! Five minutes from the condo is a nice shopping center that has restaurants, small supermarket, coffee shop and retail shops. Beautiful Hanalei is only 15 minutes away. If you are looking for a dream vacation rental, look no further - this is the real thing!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review. It is gratifying to receive such a positive reaction form very considerate, appreciative guests. It seems our effort to furnish and equip our condo has indeed paid off getting this feedback. Thanks again, Peter & Elke
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Glendale, CA
5

Paradise in paradise...

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults, 3 kids) just spent a week-long Christmas vacation at Peter and Elke's condo at Puu Poa. In a word, fantastic! Spacious accommodations. Best outfitted VRBO property we've ever stayed at. Unbelievable views of the Na Pali coast and Pacific ocean. A short, albeit steep and slippery walk/climb down to Hideaways Beach (a hidden gem!). And all the beauty that is Kauai. We'll be back, hopefully sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very positive review. You will always be welcome to stay again at Puu Poa 111. It is gratifying to once more having hosted guest who appreciated our efforts to keep the unit in excellent condition and who enjoyed the great view of the ocean and the mountains. Peter & Elke
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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

Princeville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.
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