|Space||850 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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!
Steve and Deb 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
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.
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.
We stayed for 5 nights with our 2 teens and just loved it! This condo is in Princeville - a condo / vacation home community that is beautiful but densely developed. However, besides the local chickens, it was very quiet and serene. I was surprised that we rarely heard or saw other people during our stay. The condo is clean and well-furnished, just as pictured.
There is no air conditioning in this condo. I'm not sure if that is typical for other condos and homes in the area, but it might be a little frustrating if you are expecting refrigerated air. We came from a cool, dry climate so it seemed quite warm and humid especially in the loft, but not a big deal. I didn't mind putting up with a little humidity in order to hear the ocean out my window!
The SeaLodge Beach is well worth the hike and we were able to see humpback whales from the viewpoint just outside. Anini Beach, which has some of the best snorkeling on the island, is nearby too.
First time visitor tip: We booked a Nepali coast tour with a company that left out of Port Allen (over an hour away). It would have been so much more convenient to book a tour out of Hanalei!
I would stay at this condo again!
Loved the ocean views from the lanai. Fell asleep at night listening to the waves.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Kauai. The condo is exactly as pictured. It had everything we could ask for to help make our stay enjoyable. A real plus for the kids was all the beach equipment. The boogie boarding at Hanalei bay is great. As others have mentioned; if you are light sleeper the roosters are sure to wake you at the crack of dawn but they are all over the island so it wouldn't matter where you stay. From the Sealodge complex one can be at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world within minutes. The ocean is rough in the winter, on the north end of the island, but even so there are several that are well protected by reefs. If you would like a nice adventure try the Okolehao Trail. It is just a few miles from the condo. If you are in shape and are willing to go beyond where most stop, you will be rewarded with some outstanding views. Well placed ropes make life easier as the trail becomes more narrow and more difficult. The Sealodge beach is a great place to snorkel when the tide is in and the weather is favorable.
Great little shops in each surrounding town. Don't overlook the farmer markets that rotate around. Good for fresh fruit, greens and unique soaps, lotions etc... Ask for a loyalty card at each of the stores you visit. Will save you a few bucks. If your flight arrives early enough it might be wise to stock up at Walmart or Costco, both of which are within a mile or two of the airport.
The island is a busy place. We found it best to start out early in the morning before traffic and crowds became an issue. Try to get off the main road and you will find some very neat areas.
Adrienne was a pleasure to work with and was very responsive to questions as I finalized plans. The Sealodge complex is by no means new but it is well taken care of. If you are looking for a place with all the latest and greatest this is probably not the one for you. If, like us, you are looking for a nice clean, safe location to rest, have family dinners and have a base to explore all that Kauai has to offer this is it. It was very quiet the entire 10 days we were there and the views cannot be beat. The ocean breeze kept us cool each night and the constantly changing climate was actually very enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate to stay on the north shore and in this same unit again. I sure wish I would have had another week.
Last tip, don't miss the canyon on the south end. Leave early, you'll understand.
We are locals from Oahu. We like the location, the view and having the washer/dryer in the unit. Also, 2 baths in the unit is a plus. The unit is clean and well stocked for cooking your meals as well as going to the beach. We love coming back to this unit year after year.
We just returned from a 4 night stay there and enjoyed the condo alot. The location is perfect with access to a private secret beach and also minutes from Queen's Bath which was our highlight. Also, a grocery store is close by. Just very convenient. There is a nice view of the ocean from the condo. For the price this is very good. There are alot of beach gears in the balcony for us to use. I highly recommend this condo if you are looking for a budget, convenient and nice place to stay.
I am giving this Sea Lodge condo a favorable review despite the fact that I did not care much for the area as compared to other parts of the island and Hawai'i in general. Kauai is a wet island and 4 of the 5 days in Princeville were very wet and windy. Keep the weather in mind when you visit in the 'winter' months.
That said... this was a nice vacation condo, a good base for sightseeing the northern and eastern parts of the island. Everything worked as it should, refrigerator, fans, appliances, etc. The lanai was stocked with snorkel gear, boogie boards - pretty much anything needed for a fun day at the beach (which we took advantage of despite the rain). The lanai was also a wonderful spot to sit and listen to the ocean, though I recommend moving outside to one of the Sea Lodge benches for that. The condo is close to two of my new favorite beaches - Anini beach and Tunnels beach. The water at Tunnels was too rough to enter however we did get to watch surfers off shore and feel the crash of the waves.
The condo is close to the town of Hanalei which is a good spot to stock up or dine out. There is also a neat little crystal shop right next to the shopping center. It's also close to the NW end of the island where you can pick up the Hakakua trailhead if you're feeling really adventurous (we did 4 miles of this trail, the beach and back. One of the more challenging trails I've ever hiked.)
One thing to remember with this condo... it IS on Kauai which is one of the wettest and more rugged places I've stayed. Plants, insects and animals own this island, humans just visit it ;) You'll see that for yourself. Being a wet environment there will be the occasional insect in the unit. Don't be surprised by the orb spider outside the main bedroom window, she just hangs out. But her web catches the raindrops and can be a beautiful sight when the sun hits it. And roosters. I can't forget to mention the roosters. They roam all over this island and will not hesitate to let you know they are there. At all times of day. And night. Seriously. That is not in any way the fault of the condo owner, however if you even think you will be bothered by the sound of roosters roaming around crowing out their boundaries before the sun rises one of which is directly under the window - bring ear plugs.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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