About the property
- House3200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Custom-designed, 3 bedrooms+den, 3 baths, mountain views, shared pool and tennis
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
Well-equipped beautiful home!
Our family had a great stay over Thanksgiving. The hosts have put a lot of thought into making the stay a great experience -- thorough labeling, a fantastically-stocked kitchen, and lawn games are just a few of the touches we appreciated. The garden is lovely and the kitchen happily accommodated many Thanksgiving chefs at once!
Gorgeous, gigantic, great!
We were so impressed with this beautifully appointed home--and it's really a home. Everything from a FULLY-equipped kitchen to sports equipment to a light-up makeup mirror in the master. Partial view of Bali Hai, huge back yard, and lovely landscaping. The two-car garage is even immaculate, which tells me the owners truly care about maintenance. All the appliances are top-of-the-line, fully functional and brand-new. We'll be back next year!
Really a special place
So many little special touches elevate this place and the Property Manager above the rest. The home itself is spectacular and spacious. It's beautifully decorated and furnished with everything you need and more. Clearly someone loves their home. One example of the special touches - there was a box of different sized water shoes in the garage for guest use...which came in very handy when I forgot mine. We had a very memorable time here with our two girls celebrating our 30th.
Thank you so much for renting your beautiful home. We were here with our young children (1,2.5,3.5)and mother and had the most amazing time. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thank you!
I am sorry to say that we were very uncomfortable in this property. Most importantly it was not clean. At first glance it looked fine, but when I went in the kitchen to use the coffee pot, the top was gummy with old grease. The coffee grinder had old grounds in it from some previous person (there had not been anyone in the house for at least 2 weeks). There was a layer of dust and dust bunnies on the baseboards everywhere. The property management company did send a team of 3 ladies to clean the second day we were there. They spent 3 hours working hard and still didn't get to the bathrooms or all of the downstairs. That is how dirty the house was. They also had to remove the sheets and bedcover in the master Bedroom because it smelled. There was supposed to be A/C in the master bedroom but it smelled so that we turned it off. The manager worked with it and eventually we let it run enough to get the moldy smell out and we did use it. The house has decent furnishings, though it is more of a mountain look than a beach look. We were there during an unusually hot and humid time and found the house to be pretty uncomfortable. Nights were fine, but the sun comes in all along the house on the west and really heats it up. There are ceiling fans but there was only one floor fan so we had to buy some so we could sleep. The lighting was rather poor in the bedrooms and some of us had to use flashlights to read in bed. A good point is the private pool and tennis court available for the neighborhood. It was never overly crowded and we enjoyed having the use of it. In conclusion, this is an attractive, spacious house, but it needs a deep cleaning and it holds the humidity and heat much more than other properties in the area. I would not return.
Mahalo (thank you) for your comments and we apologize for the inconvenience. We certainly want all of our guests to enjoy this home, as many already have, and we take our responsibilities to our guests very seriously. We did receive the call from you, the guest, about cleaning issues and, within just a couple of hours, we had a crew of three ladies working there. It is our understanding from housekeeping that you, the guests, who stayed at the house while it was being cleaned, were satisfied with all the work that was done. Our goal is to have the house as clean as possible for all of our guests.
We have carefully noted your comments about the master bedroom central A/C. We are glad that you were able to notice the benefits after the A/C ran for a while, and we sincerely apologize that it was not turned on before you arrived. You may be aware that, during your visit, Kauai was experiencing unusually warm and humid weather.
We also appreciate your advising us about the reading lights. This house does have eleven ceiling fans servicing all rooms, and multiple bright direct and indirect lighting sources creating selectable ambiance in every room; still we are very sad that these modern fixtures were not likable by you. We have provided many photos of this home so our guests will know the look, views and furnishings of the accommodation they will be renting.
We were delighted to know that you enjoyed the swimming pool and tennis court.
We always want our guests to have positive memories from their stay here on Kauai and hope that you will find a better fit for your accommodations for your next visit.
With much aloha,
Beautiful Home with Magnificent View of Na Pali Mountain Range
A beautiful home with a magnificent view of the Na Pali mountain range. The house is very comfortable with all amenities including a gourmet kitchen. The bedrooms and furniture is very comfortable. Princeville is a wonderful spot as you are near beaches, a nature preserve and the town of Hanalei. We look forward to returning to Kauai and hope that this home will be available. The landscaped gardens are also very beautiful.
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