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It's All About The View! Remodeled Oceanfront Condo at the Pono Kai in Kapaa

Bedrooms 1
Space 740 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Enjoy the comfort of our remodeled one-bedroom, one bath condominium. Imagine being 75 steps from a mile long golden sand beach on the east shore of Kauai. From your private lanai with unobstructed views of the pacific ocean, you can watch the incredible sunrises and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean.

Our condominium is a Non-Smoking corner unit on the 2nd floor that has been completely remodeled. Custom-made cherry cabinets and granite counter tops have been installed in our fully equipped kitchen. Porcelain tiles grace the entry, bathroom and kitchen areas. The bathroom has a large tiled walk-in shower.

The condo comes with all the amenities listed above. Added amenities include FREE SECURE WiFi internet connection, HD TV with On-demand, beach toys, chairs, coolers, umbrellas, boogie boards, and tennis rackets for your use during your staying at our condominium.

The Pono Kai resort is a non-smoking property. The resort provides a front desk that is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. There is onsite free parking. Each building has a coin-operated laundry facility and an elevator. The grounds are beautifully maintained with extensive grass areas, an herb garden so you can pick fresh herbs for your meals and a Koi pond. For your convenience, there is an activities desk so you can arrange for your island adventures. A workout room has also been added. There is a 5-mile multi-use coastal path just steps in front of our condo.There is a pool/spa area and 2 tennis courts and many other on-property activities.

Come enjoy a stay in paradise!!!

More Details

Shirley Cooney
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Shirley Cooney

We live in Marin County which is just north of San Francisco. My husband and I are semi-retired. We have 2 grown children and have been blessed with 2 grandsons.

We come to Kauai twice a year to relax and do maintenance on the condo.

Shirley Cooney purchased this condo in 2001

Why Shirley Cooney chose Kapaa

The first time we came to Kauai was in 1971. We toured 4 of the islands and fell in love with the 'Garden Isle'.

We had friends who owned a condo at the Pono Kai Resort. We started renting their unit and spending many of our family vacations on Kauai.

We always hoped one day to buy a little piece of paradise. In 2001, our wish came true.

What makes this condo unique

The Pono Kai is centrally located on the east side of the island. This location is great for people who want to explore the island. The resort is conveniently located in the historical town of Kapaa. The condo is in walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The beach and a 5 mile multi-use coastal path is right out front of our condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the most beautiful Hawaiian floral gift that we found on arrival at your lovely home. It was totally unexpected, but a most thoughtful & sweet thing to do for us on our 25th wedding anniversary.

We've already taken a 1 hour Safari helicopter tour of the Nepali Coast & Waimea Valley & that's been the most exciting time we've had since Colorado. We've driven Southwest & Northwest & Kauai is lovely & pristine.

Your home is warm & welcoming and we're treating it as if it were our own - we're both fussy & clean nuts so everything is being kept clean & tidy.

Your furnishings, pictures and overall color scheme is perfect for this great island. The view from your balcony is so terrific - we watched the sunrise from there & it was delightful.

Thank you for the flowers & for making our stay a memorable one on the island of Kauai.
Sep 2014
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Kapaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in tiled shower
  • Remodeled with large walk-in shower (no tub) Toto toilet Large natural cherry vanity with granite counter tops and a tower for storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A comfortable queen size bed, teak dresser, 2 nightstands and a ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our building has an elevator, 2 coin-operated washers and dryers, an outside propane BBQ with a picnic table and benches. There is also an outside shower to wash the sand off. A workout room was added in December 2010.


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It's All About The View! Remodeled Oceanfront Condo at the Pono Kai in Kapaa
average rating of 4.892857 based on 87 reviews

An absolutely beautiful oceanfront condo.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean & beautifully decorated. The kitchen was well equipped including some basic spices & pantry items. The view from the living/dining/lanai area had incredible views of the ocean & many spectacular sunrises.

The Kapaa downtown is just steps away from the resort. We enjoyed the boutique shops & several very good restaurants. We booked island adventures through the Pono Kai activities desk. The staff were very helpful explaining the many different activities available. We would definitely book this unit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ahhh Kauai, our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Kauai 20+ times and have stayed on this property (Pono Kai) in various units for most of those. This is our first time staying here in a unit owned by individuals and we were somewhat apprehensive. That was needless worry. It was great! Even though the unit (F204) is in the 2nd row of buildings, the view is as represented - amazing! We were very comfortable in the unit. It is beautifully decorated and furnished, and the remodel is great. There are many "extras" that we did not count on yet appreciated - from books, to beach items, to binoculars. Shirley was a great communicator before we went, checked on us when we first arrived, and instructions in the unit made it very easy to know what to do if we had additional questions. Our stay was wonderful! We were not ready to leave at the end of our 2 1/2 weeks and would gladly stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for writing a lovely review. Since you have stayed at the Pono Kai many times, it's nice to know how our unit compares to the other units you have experienced.
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Sioux City

Great Time in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed exploring Kauai from this centrally located beach front condo. We could walk to stores, restaurants and bars. We especially liked going for morning walks along the paved trail that ran along the ocean. The condo had been recently updated and was beautiful. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to create great meals. The complex was older but is in immaculate condition. We enjoyed the hot tub and pool. The staff was great to work with and went out of their way to make sure we had a fun time. The owner was also great to work with and left a binder with lots of information about the island including a list of their favorites that was very helpful since it was our first time staying on Kauai. We would definitely stay there gain and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Shirley and Tony, thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with my husband and me. The condo was clean and the well equipped. The view of the ocean from the lanai is amazing.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelburne, VT

Kapaa Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Shirley’s & Tony’s condo at Pono Kai was just amazing. The condo was beautiful, clean and the kitchen had everything one would ever need. From the time we opened the door we felt right at home.

Walking to Big Save and the shops was so easy and close. People are so friendly and willing to help if needed.

The restaurants that were recommended were very helpful. We liked Dukes and the hula pie is to die for. We also liked Daddyo’s for breakfast. I never had or heard of loco moco but that was my breakfast of choice. Terry loved the waffles with six different fruits on top.

Sitting on the lanai or walking the boardwalk with the ocean right out front was the best view.

We are so happy and blessed to have had the privilege to stay at Pono Kai. Shirley called us to make sure we were happy and that everything was ok. You know right away that she cares and offered to help if need be.

Shirley and Tony again thank you for letting us spend 10 wonderful days in your condo. We are now home, but those memories and photos will stay with us.

Pat & Terry

Shelburne, VT

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericktown, OH

As hoped.

  • 5 of 5

Shirley thought of everything! Anything you could imaginned or need is planned for. From accommodations to activities she has it covered. The entire stay can only be defined as peacefully relaxing. Especially loved watching the sun rise followed by a quick dip in the warm ocean waters literally just outside the condo. It was everything we were hoping for and more.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lihue airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Municipal golf course
Nearest Beach
Kapaa Beach
Car: recommended

You will find our condominium at the Pono Kai Resort, on a 12 acre beachfront property centrally located on the east shore in the historic town of Kapaa. We are only 15 minutes (8 miles) from Lihue Airport. Boutique shops and many good restaurants are within walking distance. The north, south & west shore are approximately 35-45 minutes away from our location.

Other Activities: Lydgate Park, boogie boarding, restaurants, boating, kite surfing, rafting, shuffleboard, shopping, kayaking, paragliding, fishing, hiking and golf.

Golf: There are 10 golf courses on Kauai. The closest one to the Pono Kai is the municipal Wailua Golf Course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one-time cleaning fee $125 + Tax

$200.00 deposit is required to reserve dates. Cancellations made 60 days prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund including Homeaway service fee. Cancellations made 30 days prior to the check-in date will receive a 50% refund, Homeaway service is non-refundable. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the check-in date will forfeit all rents paid (cleaning fee will be refunded). If we are able to re-rent the condo for any of the reserved dates, we will refund the days that the condo is re-rented.

Minimum age to book the condo is 21.
Maximum number of people is 3.
TA & GE Tax ID # 027-128-0128-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.