Hale Makai ('Ocean Home' in Hawaiian) is an airy 2-story condo on the ocean in Princeville with amazing views from every room. It is located in Sea Lodge, a peaceful, serene North Shore oasis with manicured tropical grounds and private pool that are professionally maintained. Our condo has 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bath. The Master bedroom (Queen Bed) is on the main floor. A second bedroom (2 Twin Beds) is upstairs in the loft. See and hear the ocean as you drift off to sleep! The living room is outfitted with a flat screen TV, DVD player, and stereo radio. Spectacular views from the dining nook include the ocean and the famed mountain 'Bali Hai'. Vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, and newly updated with tiger bamboo flooring throughout. A full size washer and dryer are in the condo (hidden behind an accordion door) for your convenience. Fully outfitted with linens, beach towels, kitchen utensils, table ware. Free Cable TV, WiFi and Phone (US & Canada only). The condo is a corner end unit in a 3-story building; you will be on the top two floors with no one above you or on one side of you. There is no elevator. Private parking is next to the condo for convenient unloading. Private ocean-view pool just steps away, as is the Sea Lodge outdoor BBQ and dining area. Snorkel at the private Sea Lodge Beach, just a 10 minute 'intermediate' hike down the SeaLodge bluff and along a lava rock path (hike at your own risk)! Hawaiian Nene geese are frequent visitors to Sea Lodge grounds. World-class golfing a mere 5 minutes by car. Hanalei Bay, only 10 min by car, is one of the best beaches in the world - be sure to jump off the Hanalei Pier! Hawaii Dept. of Taxation GE/TA # 008-145-1008-01.
- Condo850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2 BR/2 BA/850 Sq.Ft./2-Story Condo; Full Laundry, Bamboo Floors, High Ceilings
SeaLodge F8 Manager
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
About SeaLodge F8 Manager
We are scientists at a world-class university in the Midwest US. We first visited Kauai in 1979 and immediately fell in love with the island. After spending our son's first birthday on Kauai's North Shore, we decided to buy a vacation place to be our 'tropical getaway' home. We have made many wonderful friends from all over the world while staying at our condo! Since we are not always accessible by phone or e-mail, Adrienne has graciously agreed to manage our VRBO bookings, to better serve you! We are super happy to have Adrienne join our ohana. Adrienne is taking over from Jim Grindle, who decided to retire. We wish Jim all the best!
SeaLodge F8 Manager purchased this Condo in 2004
Why SeaLodge F8 Manager chose Princeville
We looked at a LOT of places and fell in love with Sea Lodge because of its fantastic views, small size, and numerous amenities, including its convenient location to Hanalei Bay, Annini Beach, and Kilauea Lighthouse bird sanctuary. The spectacular views and homey feel immediately made us feel at ease. Each building has only 9 or 10 units, giving the development a private, family-like feel surrounded by breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains.
What makes this Condo unique
We LOVE the views and sounds and the view of the Ocean ('Makai') which is how we named our home: 'Hale Makai'. We hope you'll love it as much as we do and enjoy it as often as you are able! We love decorating our Kauai home with tropical Hawaiian treasures, many from local artists.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome condo for a short island stay!
Gorgeous views! Attractive and spacious space with all the amenities we needed for a great stay!
Plus, communications with the host were smooth, friendly, and quick!
Wish we could have stayed for months! ;)
Condo was fine...
Nothing special. It was hot and humid. Fans helped a little but had to keep windows open so of flies got in. We were disappointed that the beach access had been closed, with a new one open, but it was so hard to get to the beach, we never even went. On a positive note, there was a washer and dryer, which was nice to catch up on some laundry as Princeville was the end of our trip. The owner also supplied beach towels that we used at another beach. If you like luxury, this isn't the place to stay. If you just need an affordable place to sleep at night, then it is fine.
Very well stocked condo in a beautiful location
Location in Princeville is great.
View out window is over the pool, but a bit of the ocean too.
A short walk to the cliff edge where you have an incredible view of the ocean and sunrise
View over kitchen sink looks toward the beautiful Hanalei mountains
Really well-stocked condo with everything you would want:
Had everything in the unit you'd need (cooking equipment and supplies, laundry machine with soap, sunscreen and mosquito repellent, snorkeling equipment, beach towels, boogie boards)
Adrienne was very responsive to questions
Some things to keep in mind:
No AC so it could be hot, although usually opening windows and turning on fans is adequate
Downstairs bedroom has a sliding door for privacy, but the 2 single beds upstairs do not, so not ideal place for 2 couples. Perfect for a couple plus their kids
Laundry line would have been helpful (we did have a nice laundry rack)
Would have been nice to have Windex for the glass dining table
Would have been nice to have had a bottle of generic shampoo
Everything is amazing.
The location is incredible and everyone at Sealodge are incredible.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo, James! Aloha.
3 adults and a six month old
Loved the sound of the surf. Was close to everything we wanted to see. Very easy to get in and had no problems during the stay. The private beach is there, but the 40 year olds said it was very tough to get there. The pool is not heated, so we didn't use.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo! You're right, it can be challenging to get to Sea Lodge Beach, especially when it rains - but it's pretty amazing once you get there. Sorry the pool was too cold for you - usually the sun keeps it at a reasonable temperature. Hope you visit us again, on your next Kauai trip. Aloha!
The condo was just as the pictures showed. They even provided basic necessities, such as paper towels, laundry soap and etc, as well beach supplies. The owner/manager was very attentive to any thing we needed. The only thing we were disappointed with was we thought we could access the beach below, but the trail down was not accessible. I would recommend this location unless having a beach within walking distance is important to you.
Thanks Lisa, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo! Sorry the trail to Sea Lodge Beach was not passable - it is not a maintained trail, so sometimes that happens. Wish you could have seen it, though.....it is an amazing beach, with a vibrant reef within 5 feet of the beach!
Whales and dolphins are visible spouting from our condo in winter; spinner dolphins and sea turtles are year-round visitors. Tow-in surfers are also visible from our condo when the waves are big. Morning coffee outside on our Lanai or on the bench at the cliff edge is a great way to start your island adventures. We love to watch sunrises and sunsets from our Sea Lodge 'back yard', as well as sunsets at Hanalei Bay. Hanalei Bay (10-15 min drive) is the most spectacular beach with paddle boarding, jumping off the Pier, surfing, boogie boarding, beachcombing, and barbequing. For snorkeling we love the private Sea Lodge Beach (10 min walk) and Annini Beach (10-15 min drive). Fabulous bird watching at Kilauea Lighthouse (15 min drive). Rock Quarry Beach in Kilauea has great surfing, tide pools, and hiking up the river to amazing waterfalls. Our favorite restaurant is The Dolphin in Hanalei, where we pick up fresh sushi to take to the beach. In Princeville Center we like to get fish tacos, Thai food, ribs, fish, ice cream and more. It is totally worth the 30-45 min drive (across 7 one-lane bridges!) to explore North Shore caves, beachcomb, surf, and snorkel at Tunnels Beach in Haena and Ke'e Beach on the Na Pali coast. We love the food and the view at The Mediterranean Restaurant in Haena. If it's raining on the North Shore, simply drive to the South Shore - our favorite spots are Brenneke's Beach in Poipu, Waimea canyon (especially the Kalalau overlook), as well as Polihale Beach on the West Shore. We also loved tubing on former sugar cane irrigation canals, which have several amazing tunnels that go through the mountains. Make sure to get the free brochures at the airport, that list many activities and restaurants around the Island!
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