About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
150 ft above the ocean and completely unaffected by recent Hanalei flooding
“…Heavenly. We could not have found a better spot for a family holiday on Kauai”.
"It kind of feels like the house is actually over the ocean".
"The word here is Epic!"
(When the bi-fold glass panel wall is open) "The living room becomes part of the deck overlooking the Pacific. It was an absolutely beautiful setting for our family activities".
"The stunning view was difficult to pull yourself away from, seen from the kitchen, great room, bedrooms, and even while showering. Some afternoons we simply didn't want to -- or need to -- leave the lanai".
We're not saying this; our guests are in the reviews below. Check out our un-retouched photographs, and see for yourself how spectacular Surf Song really is.
We allow small weddings. Our location is so beautiful that in 2015 a magazine named Surf Song in their "Top 10 Wedding Locations in Hawaii!"
* Last minute available dates are always reduced.
* Couples and small groups discount. (The perfect place for Honeymoons!)
* Longer stays and bookings which fill an existing gap in our calendar - even a short one - receive a discount.
*We want to fill our calendar and will always cheerfully work with guests to encourage bookings!
- 5-7 day minimum stays are normally required - but we will take bookings of any length which fill even short gaps in our calendar.
- Saturday to Saturday stays are usually required in peak seasons as this is the most popular arrival/departure date.
When you arrive at Surf Song's exclusive location at the very end of a private cul-de-sac and glimpse the ocean beyond, you will know that you chose wisely. On entering the home, you will be awed by what the previous owners described so well as its "drop dead" ocean view and be surrounded by the gentle sound of surf breaking on coral in the pristine bay below.
Why stay here? In a few words, peace, beauty...bliss! You could choose a property down at the beach - but you would be unlikely to be able to enjoy the peace and quiet, or the breathtaking views, found on this unique oceanfront bluff. And the path to the beautiful and little used beach below the house begins a two minute walk from the property (about 10 minutes to walk down to the beach from the house in all. ) Surf Song is also centrally located for Queens Baths, Hideaways, Hanalei and Anini beaches - all are within 10 minutes or so.
Dolphins and turtles may be seen up close in the bay - the turtles actually surf sometimes! In winter, humpback whales breach offshore here. (We have tripod-mounted and hand-held binoculars). Albatross court and nest right in neighborhood and teach their young to fly from the surrounding bluffs. In summer, both sunrise and sunset may be enjoyed from the lanai, which features a Dimension 1 Amore Bay Spa, said to be among the world's best.
Inside the bright, open 2500 square-foot home you will find a layout centered on an expansive living room, the center point of which is a fully screened 17 ft. Nana wall which opens fully to the ocean side lanai. Furniture throughout is top of the line Tommy Bahama Island Estate.
The gleaming, all new oceanfront kitchen with cafee cabinets and white quartz counters is fully equipped with everything from a wine fridge to Royal Doulton dinnerware and crystal champagne flutes. (Your welcome French champagne awaits you on arrival.)
Surf Song is perfect for four couples, each having bedroom with private ensuite bathroom. Two families works equally well, both families having their own "wing". Surf Song is also a popular honeymoon destination and is often rented by couples seeking a private and romantic oceanfront experience.
The house is centered on the large vaulted oceanside great room. Sleeping accommodations are divided into two wings, one on each side of the property, each with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The house sleeps up to 10 adults.
Details are: East side:
King oceanfront master suite. Oceanfront ensuite with double quartz vanity and toilet, with ocean and coral reef views from both soaker tub and Grohe rain shower.
King garden view suite which also features twin "Murphy bunk beds" - full size single bunk beds with Sealy Posturepedic mattresses for two additional guests, which fold away when not in use. Ensuite with pedestal basin, toilet, and large Kohler/Grohe shower.
Oceanfront master. King bed due to arrive in January 2018 to replace former Queen. Ensuite with double quartz vanity and toilet, plus walled/privacy glazed outdoor ocean view bathroom area with stainless steel rain shower and Balinese stone soaker tub.
Oceanview Queen with lanai with Bali Hai views. Ensuite with pedestal basin, toilet and Kohler/Grohe tub/shower combination.
Each bedroom walks out to its own lanai. All bedrooms give the wonderful experience of being lulled to sleep by the sounds of surf breaking on the coral reef below the house and palm trees in the breeze.
All bedrooms have individually controlled Air Conditioning with new top of the line Mitsubishi SILENT operation split units with external compressors. (Surf Song's direct ocean bluff location means that it enjoys a rare and wonderful tradewind-cooled micro climate almost all year round, making A/C usually unnecessary. A/C can however be great to have during occasional periods of "Kona winds" or other weather conditions when the trade winds die away sometimes for a day or two.)
The garage features a Kettler table tennis table, bikes in various sizes for rides around Princeville's many private roads and bike paths, and all the equipment you need for beach fun . (We supply Tommy Bahama chairs and sun umbrellas, coolers, a beach trolley, as well as lots of Surfboards, Boogie boards and two Stand Up Paddleboards.)
Surrounded by nature though it is, Surf Song lies only a few minutes’ drive or bike on quiet, private roads, from all of Princeville’s superb amenities. These include many beaches and a full shopping center with high quality shops, cafes, restaurants and entertainment.
This is our home, found after years of searching on the islands. It is the loveliest place to be that we know. We welcome you to it with Aloha. Our mission is to ensure that, like us, having discovered it you will want to return again and again.
Relax in the knowledge that unlike some offerings, this is a long-established, licensed vacation rental in the Princeville Visitor Designated Area with a caring and involved owner and under the scrupulous professional management of the Principal Broker of a local real estate office (who manages only a very few select properties) together with a dedicated professional team of cleaner, groundskeeper and maintenance personnel. We all care very much about your vacation rental experience, as the 5 star reviews show.
Our Transient Accommodations Tax number is TA-074-845-7984-01. Our local property Manager is Bill Gillette, R(B). This information must be disclosed on all advertising related to any Hawaii vacation rental which is legally compliant.
We require only 20% of rent and taxes to guarantee a booking. Balance is due 90 days before the stay begins (120 days for summer peak , and 180 days for Christmas/New Years)
We take time researching so as to be able to refer you to every type of concierge service - at no charge and usually at a discount on bookings: Wedding planner, Private chef, Massage or Yoga on the Lanai, and of course assistance with booking of all Kauai's attractions such as horseback riding, boat tours of Na Pali, zip lining, sport fishing, helicopter flight-seeing tours, luaus, and golfing. We receive no compensation from the people we suggest, leaving us free to recommend those who we believe will best serve you .
Note re COMMUNITY POOL: A large swimming pool and air-conditioned fitness center are located at the Makai Golf Club, about a five - ten minute walk or a few minutes by bike from the property. The swimming pool is set up for adult lane swimming only. At this time, only individual monthly memberships at $125 are available.
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Simon Lord
We are a dad plus four family with ages from 15. Simon spent nearly 40 years in criminal defence, first as a British barrister and then in Canada, before selling up and moving to paradise. The girls and their partners work in real estate and property management in British Columbia and the boys are in school. We come to Surf Song with a whole range of perspectives - but we all think it's the best place in the world! We are in the business of exceeding your expectations and making your experience completely positive. We want happy guests ...who will keep coming back.
Simon Lord purchased this House in 2013
Why Simon Lord chose Princeville
After several years of serious looking throughout the islands, the decision to buy this property was instant. It was simply the best property we had ever seen. Kauai's North Shore eclipses in beauty anything we know and has many wonderful beaches, but the land largely consists of a flat bench ending in an oceanfront bluff. Few private homes are located on the bluff, while even fewer look directly down onto a beach, coral and surf. We think you will agree that Surf Song is rare and stunning. We had rented frequently on the North Shore before we made this purchase. We found being up on the bluff much more private and quiet than being right by the beach - and we love the views. We also came to appreciate the many different "micro micro" climates of the North Shore. Trade winds freshen and reduce humidity. Rainfall is generally less away from the mountains - yet some popular beach areas are very close to them and as a result, we feel, may be more humid. We felt that the right ocean bluff home could offer a perfect combination of almost constant breezes and lower rainfall, of peace and convenience. We think we found it! Surf Song does all this in a timeless, classic Plantation style which invites elegant, easy living and an open plan which celebrates the beauty of its environment and invites in the perfect climate outside. For us it was love at first sight! We've seen our guests react in the same way. We hope you will too.
What makes this House unique
The sound of surf as you approach the house - and throughout it. Ocean views from almost every room in the house. The expansive tropical hardwood oceanfront deck offering both sun and shade throughout the year as well as a tranquil shaded rear Lanai. A bright open floor plan with room for everyone. Separation between the East oceanfront master suite and garden side suite, and the West Oceanside master suite and oceanview suite. Perfect for four couples or two families. Dolphins and turtles year-round, whales and albatross in winter, stunning summer light. A heaven full of stars. Escape….Calm….Bliss...
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Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 4:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful property and amenities. We had great weather and we would highly recommend this property.
Simon was responsive via phone and text and we had an outstanding week in Kauai. Everything we needed was at Surf Song and we loved the beach below the property. I would recommend a tuneup on the bikes and it would be great to have a shelf in the smaller front bedroom. Overall, we felt this was a bucket list trip with our friends and family...5 Stars...Mahalo!
The property was in excellent shape and everything was to a very high standard. The owner, Simon was very helpful and attentive. He was eay to contact and always gave a fast reply. The ocean view was spectacular along with the ocean sounds. Property was fully equiped and then some! Highly recommend.
Quiet retreat on the North Shore with plenty of room for everyone
My family, and my friends family had the privilege of staying in this home between March 16th and March 24, 2018. Although the weather was a challenge that week, we could not have been more comfortable than we were at Surf Song. One or 2 small issues arose, and Simon could not have been more responsive and helpful in addressing these. It was so nice to enjoy the large private lanai (from which we spotted many whales) and the double washer/dryer setup in the garage. The beds were among the most comfortable we have ever slept on and the bathrooms were especially luxurious. We all enjoyed the games and equipment provided in the home/garage. Despite the relentless rain, we all managed to have a great week at Surf Song! Of note, the trail down to the Sealodge beach was definitely for what we would consider "advanced" hikers. This group with two 7 year olds had to turn back because the last leg of the hike over the boulders was pretty treacherous. We were much happier at nearby Anini Beach.
We’re glad the these and other recent guests had a great time and appreciate all their kind comments, especially since several groups experienced some of the unusually wet weather we have had recently. These weather systems have been island if not State wide. Princeville, above the beaches and rivers, has been spared the worst, but Hanalei has at times been inaccessible due to bridge closures. Recently and sadly it suffered extensive flooding. This has been very untypical weather. It is not what you should expect for your vacation! The path to Sealodge Beach below Surf Song is slippy and best avoided in wet weather, but fine when it is dry. The descent over a few boulders onto the sand is short and straight forward when dry. Of course this is subjective but my kids have been going down since they were 6 and I still go often at 64. Sealodge is a great snorkeling beach on a calm day, and unusually secluded, but since Surf Song is surrounded by so many beautiful beaches, you can just look out at the ocean in the morning and enjoy picking the one that suits you best that day, according to weather and planned activities. Anini, close by and sheltered by the longest reef in Hawaii, is a great example which we love too.
Magnificent house with a fantastic view. The only damper was the weather.
Surf Song is a special place. Beautifully equiopped and arranged for four couples and the view is spectacular.
This home is lovely, we sure miss those views!
All along, Simon, the owner, was great to deal with, which made everything go so smoothly, and even was hands-on while we were on the island. The house is awesome, lots of space, clean, great bedding, and it has everything we needed. We loved the back deck and the large beautiful dining table outside. The grill is nice to be able to use. The hot tub was great. The weather was lousy, quite unusual apparently, as we never saw the sun! It was great to have all the bikes, boards and all other equipment available. The walk to the beach is a bit tricky and while we were there dangerously slippery so we were not able to use that beach at all, which also involves quite a bit of climbing over rocks anyways, so we just used our car and brought what we need to drive to any of the other beaches nearby on the rare occasion that it did not rain. Still had a great time and would recommend this wonderful house! It's 5 min from the grocery store and very conveniently located, if you want to be on the north side of the island.
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I found your quintessential Kauai experience for you- an incredible, state of the art, beautifully decorated home with breathtaking views at Surf Song! Our family of 10 slept very comfortably here for a whole wonderful week to celebrate my parent’s anniversary and we could not have found a better place to do so- the house is perfect (the views are exceptional (we could see whales breaching almost daily from the deck!), the location was great being about 10 min to Hanalei and 5 min to St Regis, and Simon, who is easily the most accommodating host ever. Email him and see for yourself!
It's an absolute pleasure renting out a house that guests love, and helping with the details that make for a smooth, stress free experience from first enquiry to checkout. All of us who work to keep Surf Song in top shape and beautifully presented feel the same way - and feedback like this makes it even better. Much appreciated!
Serene and private location at the very end of an exclusive private road, yet within walking, biking or short driving distance by private roads of Princeville's many amenities. Several beaches are similarly close, while many more lie within a 10 to 15 minute drive including life guarded beaches with vehicle access. It is hard to overstate the abundance and quality of outdoor leisure activities within a short drive of the house. Shopping, yoga, massage, dining in a large variety of restaurants and bars and entertainment are close at hand. You may find however that you share our reluctance to leave Surf Song and that much time is spent enjoying the amenities of the house and the spectacular beauty of the oceanfront Lanai.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
6-8 night Weekend to Weekend bookings are usually needed except to fill existing gaps in the calendar. Saturday to Saturday 7 night stays are required in peak summer excepting to fill existing shorter gaps in the calendar. The lower the season, the more flexibility! We also have more flexibility with longer stays. All reservations subject to cancellation fee of 20% of rental plus taxes. Cancellations after 90 days before start date limited to amount recovered by re-rental less the 20% fee. a future booking. Mid cleans at $260 are required on stays of 10 days or more. ( ALL cleaning fees charged go to our excellent cleaners!) Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid. Dates cannot otherwise be held.