Whether you are traveling with your family, extended family, other couples, best friends or your sweetheart, Orchid Hale is an excellent choice of accommodation.
You will always remember the special time you spend here . . . the spacious elegance, the extravagant feeling of indulging yourself in the comforts and pleasures of this extraordinary home. Pamper yourself . . . you'll be glad you did!
The setting is Princeville on the lush north shore of the "Garden Island." The neighborhood is a small collection of custom homes that share a well maintained swimming pool and tennis court. The views are verdant gardens speckled with the colors of tropical flowers and exotic plants against a backdrop of majestic mountains formed millions of years ago.
This is a two-story home of 3200 square feet with a large great room, half-bathroom, kitchen and the master suite upstairs. The upstairs living room has air conditioning and the master suite also has air conditioning and its own TV. Downstairs there are two air-conditioned bedrooms, a large living/family room, a den/office and two bathrooms. So, there is plenty of room for everyone to gather together as well as space for anyone to spend quiet moments with a good book or other peaceful endeavor.
Your home away from home was totally renovated recently and has been designed and furnished with great attention to detail. The exquisite hardwood and marble floors as well as the granite counters in the kitchen and vanities in the bathrooms are both luxurious and practical.
Much thought has gone into the furnishings and over-the-top amenities throughout Orchid Hale; one excellent example is the generously equipped gourmet kitchen. In addition to the essentials like sauce and frying pans, baking dishes and other ovenware, cooking utensils and dishes, you will find an big assortment of small appliances such as a coffee grinder, panini grill, pressure cooker, and slow cooker, to name just a few. The chefs in your group will be delighted!
You may want to check out the Sunshine Markets (farmers' markets) that happen in a different town each week day. That's a great place to find fresh produce to include in your meal plans. And, if you would like to dine out during your stay, there is a nice variety of cafes and restaurants right in Princeville as well as in the neighboring town of Hanalei.
The furnished office downstairs has just what you need in case your visit is partly a working vacation: desk, scanner, large monitor, wireless printer and printer paper. The powerful wireless router is easy to access wherever you are in the house with whatever device you choose.
While you are working, the kids and others in your party can play badminton, croquet and volleyball in the spacious back yard. And indoors, there are board games, a Play Station 3 System with a few PS3 games, an assortment of DVDs you can play on the Blu-Ray/DVD and watch on the 73" TV in the downstairs family room or the 63" TV upstairs in the living room. You may even want to watch some of the movies that have been filmed on Kauai over the years.
Just diagonally across the street are the swimming pool and tennis court. Nearby is Makai Golf Club with its wide open spaces and nicely manicured fairways and greens. Even non-golfers can appreciate the ocean and mountain views along the course. Those who enjoy the game will want to challenge themselves on this recently renovated 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. There are many beautiful north shore beaches within a short drive of Orchid Hale. We strongly recommend swimming at beaches with a life guard.
Other activities nearby include kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, helicopter flightseeing tours, hiking, seasonal swimming, snorkeling and tropical botanical garden tours.
3 BR + den/office + sofabed in downstairs living/family room / 3-1/2 BA. Sleeps 6 - 8.
***Please note 5:00 P.M. check in time*** *** Cancellation Policy *** Cancellations for bookings between 1/6 - 12/14 require a 90-day written notice for refund of your initial deposit less a $75 processing fee and the non-refundable $35.00 reservation fee. If less than 90 days' written notice, the entire initial deposit is forfeited. If less than 60 days' written notice, the rent & excise tax are forfeited. Cancellations for bookings between 12/15 - 1/05 require 120 days' written notice for refund of your initial deposit less a $75 processing fee and the non-refundable $35 reservation fee. If less than 120 days' written notice, the full initial deposit is forfeited. If less than 90 days' written notice, the rent & excise tax are forfeited. ***