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Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views & Infinity Edge Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury 3 Bedroom 4 Bath Ocean Bluff Home W/ Pool - Walk To Beach - Sleeps 6

Don't miss our drone video taken in July 2015! The landscaping is much more lush these days, but you'll get the idea of where we sit in Princeville. It's right after the last photo.

Perched on a peninsula 160 feet above the Pacific Ocean, on what many say is the best lot in the Princeville Resort, our newly built 3 bedroom, 4 bath home offers spectacular white water views from Makana Mountain (Bali Hai) to the Kilauea Lighthouse. Secluded from the street with a private infinity edged pool and covered lanai, our 2900-sf home is a perfect place to experience island living at its best.

From the front door, walk into the expansive living room which frames the ocean to the north and features a sixteen foot built-in entertainment center with a 75 inch Smart TV connected to cable and Netflix Streaming. Each of the three bedrooms with en suite baths boasts unparalleled ocean views, Smart TVs, and quality bedding. A fourth full bath is available in the garage as a mudroom. The large, fully-equipped kitchen hosts new GE Profile appliances, granite countertops, and a killer view down the coast - perfect for any home cook or chef. The 400-sf outdoor lanai faces west where the sun splashes into the ocean from April to September of each year. Walk down the terraced peninsula and look below to watch sea turtles (honu) swimming along the reef, or better yet, if you're a strong swimmer, take a 15 minute hike and swim with them. No sand or exercise for you? Then simply walk outside the front door to a 30 foot infinity edge swimming pool and enjoy the sun and tropical breezes from there. An evening in the hot spa, stargazing in the dark sky, puts the final touches on a perfect Hawaiian day.

Weather is unpredictable on this tropical island, however different times of year offer unique surprises. Winter occasionally brings heavy wind and rain, but, with that, comes glorious rainbows and waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides which are visible from our home. Large swells bring picture perfect waves and, if they're big enough, you can watch the tow-in surfers braving the heights from outside or inside the house. Humpback whales leave the cold waters of Alaska and travel to our islands to mate and have their young. There's nothing quite as magical as watching a 40- to 50-foot mammal breach clear out of the water and splash right in front of your eyes. Finally the awkward-on-land, but incredibly graceful-in-air albatross share our community starting in November as a safe place to find a mate or lay their egg. These sea birds are magnificent, and they soar around the home for your viewing. Once hatched, the large fuzzy babies stay at their nests for months in various yards up and down the street.

Summer is less dynamic, but the warm, calm days allow for more outdoor fun. From our property, you can watch the sun rise and set over the water bringing with it some of the most beautiful colors in the sky. Each evening holds a hope that there will be a "green flash" as the last vision of the sun sinks below the horizon. Cool breezes make the lanai a perfect place to be, especially on Fridays when the cruise ship passes by. Ready for a swim? Jump in the pool or take a short walk down the hill to the hidden "Sea Lodge Beach" where there are trees for sitting in the shade, and a shallow coral reef for snorkeling. Use the bikes to cruise around the neighborhood or drive three minutes to try your hand at tennis or golf. Restaurants, shops, and a grocery store are 3 minutes away. Of course, there's also a whole island to explore with endless numbers of beaches, hikes, activities, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. However, because Honu Point has so much to offer, you may well find yourself not wanting to leave our vacation home in Princeville.

Hawaii Transient Accommodations No TA-131-970-6624-01 www.honupoint.com

VRBO has payment limits, therefore if your transaction will exceed $10,000.00, please do not use the "Book It" button. Instead email or phone us and we will quickly send you a payment request. Thank you.

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More Details

Owner
Rae-Marie May
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Rae-Marie May

Having owned this lot since 1987, and having lived on the island for many years, we have had plenty of time to carefully design our retirement home so that every room has a dramatic ocean view. Construction of our dream home was completed in 2015. Now is your chance to enjoy this property before we make the decision to move to it from our current island home five minutes away. Being so close we would be happy to meet with you and offer suggestions to enhance your experience on the Garden Island.

Rae-Marie May purchased this house in 1987

Why Rae-Marie May chose North Shore

Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We started to vacation here in the eighties and fell in love. We built our home in 1991 and then split our time between San Diego and Kauai for six years. In 2000 we moved over full time. We currently live on 23 acres on the mountain side of the highway. When we can't or don't want to take care of this land anymore we will move to this spectacular oceanfront home which we designed and finished building in 2015.

What makes this house unique

In 1987 we chose this lot because of its views. It is a half acre on the ocean bluff which includes a 130 foot long peninsula that's mostly surrounded by water. No other property in Princeville has this characteristic. If anything, the house has enhanced those views, framing it in every room. The coastline is a source of entertainment as boats, canoes, whales, turtles, and seabirds go by. The sun rises from and sets in the ocean for many months of the year. The sunsets can be spectacular. The full moon rises over the ocean in the winter. Many have said it is the best lot they have ever seen. We think so.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to take the time to thank you for making our time at Honupoint a memorable one. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful house which had every convenience we could imagine. In particular, I enjoyed the spaciousness of the house and the views from every room. We were graced with whale sightings virtually every day and on one occasion we had an albatross come down the driveway, around the back of the main bedroom, looking for a place to launch off from. He eventually took flight from right in front of the main bedroom. Now that is not something I have ever experienced at such close quarters!







While we were on Kauai we balanced our time between time at home, having long family meals together and trips out. We all visited the Kilauea Point lighthouse, Hanalei town and Waimea Canyon. Dave and I took a helicopter flight as well as spent a few hours one morning, walking. Dave and Michael enjoyed their time playing several rounds of golf at Makai Golf Club and the children also spent an afternoon there, playing tennis. All in all, we had a wonderful time.







Of course, like many before us, we mused over when we could do it all over again. It was so difficult getting everyone together for this holiday, but we would like to come back one day. It would just be a matter of forward planning.







Until that time, all the best with your VRBO project.
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A maximum of 6 additional DAYTIME guests are allowed on the property at any given time. Daytime guests are the sole responsibility of Guest.
  • You are required to leave the property in the same general condition that you received it, excluding the laundry.
  • Check with Owner for children under age 8.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two sinks, Large travertine tile shower and jetted tub.
    Guest - toilet , shower , Large travertine tile shower
    Middle - toilet , shower , Travertine tile shower
    Garage - toilet , combination tub/shower , For use with pool or any other outdoor activity.
  • 4 Bathrooms (3 inside the house, 1 in garage). Beautiful rock-walled outdoor shower by the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Large bedroom w/bathroom, walk-in closet, and laundry.
    Guest - 1 king , Opposite end of the house from Master.
    Middle - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with shower, a flat-screen TV mounted on the wall, and spectacular views of the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is customary in Hawaii to leave one's shoes outside the front door. Therefore it is advisable to bring a pair of indoor shoes, thongs, or slippers to wear exclusively inside the home. We are happy to assist you in setting up massages, chauffeurs, and private chefs during your stay. http://www.youtube.com/embed/p7JZauYbPb0?rel=0

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
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Simply spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We were on Kauai for a family wedding and were looking for a special place to spend six nights with our two adult daughters and our son in law. We absolutely found it at Honu Point. The property really exceeded our expectations. Loads of communal space for dining and talking, but the house and property is perfectly arranged for the solitary moments. We watched unobstructed sunsets every night and sunrises every morning (with rainbows included!). Owners Rae-Marie and Tom were incredibly responsive and so thoughtful in how the house is prepared for guests. The kitchen is fully appointed and the views so spectacular that we dined in (actually on the covered lanai!) all but one night. The pool and spa were perfect for early morning dips and hot afternoons and surrounded by gorgeous landscaping. The garage was packed with everything our active family needed (bikes, snorkeling gear, rafts, boogie boards and more). The walk down to the secluded cove beach below the house was a mini adventure and resulted in a number of perfect days of lounging and snorkeling above a spectacular coral reef. Beaches for surfing are also very close and world class golf is just about around the corner. We hiked the Na Pali coast trail and drove down south to experience the wonder of the Waimea Canyon. Hanalei is a 10 minute drive away and offers fun shopping, good restaurants and activities including kayaking, paddle boarding and zip lining among other things.

As far as the cost goes, we would have needed three rooms in a hotel or condo and never had the same overall experience. I would be hard pressed to even look for another spot if our travels get us back to Kauai. The house and experience exceeded our expectations!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, you actually made me blush. Thank you for the photos. You'll notice them in my latest blog at honupoint.com. Come see us again!
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5

You CANNOT beat the views!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! They weren't kidding when they said they had 360-degree views of the ocean. Words cannot express how lovely this location and this home are! It's simply stunning.

Our stay was great - Rae-Marie took us through everything about the house and offered suggestions, etc. She's able to walk that fine line of being VERY helpful without being intrusive.

And sure - -you know you are staying in a luxury home, you expect that from the reviews and pictures...but we were SO delighted with all of the extra "touches." There was a welcome basket upon our arrival, items we were encouraged to use (everything from coolers to beach chairs) and beautiful fresh flowers from the gardens outside. The pictures don't do this place justice - - we had out own private showing of the sunset every night and it's spectacular. The pool is beautiful and the rooms are spacious. I cannot say enough good things about the property and the owners. Thank you Rae-Marie and Tom for making our family vacation PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Melinda. You are right. I am aware of that very fine line and I try to feel out how much each guest would like to know. I'm thrilled you and your family had a "PERFECT" stay at our home.
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5

It was an amazing, breathtaking and refreshing home

  • 5 of 5

The property lived up to expectations and so much more! Thank you Rae Marie and Tom for sharing your home with our family!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and you family had "the best vacation ever" as you mentioned in our guest book. Come see us again.
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5

THE BEST vacation we have ever had...

  • 5 of 5

Rae-Marie and her husband have built one of the most beautiful homes on earth. We both felt like we were in "heaven." The home is so spacious, viewings so incredible, functions so defining (kitchen; media and sound system; dining in and outdoors; multiple ocean viewing areas; easy walk to private beach/scuba/fishing/sunning; pool and hot tub; sun deck; and more).... just a BIG wow for anyone looking for relaxation, privacy, and our enjoyment.

This house is VERY SPECIAL. Unique. It is a must.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice when our guests appreciate so many things about our home. That's our goal. We're so glad your vacation was THE BEST!
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5

Honu Point ....brought our dreams to fruition ❤️

  • 5 of 5

Rae-Marie and Tom May,

Your home, as many before us have pointed out...is beautiful and well-appointed. No place on the island offered us the.......mesmerizing views, exquisite surroundings and the soothing sounds of the Pacific that Honu Point could/did. Thank you for allowing us a moment in time, to share your paradise. Stepping into your home, we knew we had chosen an exceptional local for our special event (our wedding). Our day was joyous as the sun smiled down on us all. An added bonus during our ceremony we're the breaching sperm whale with her calf!!!

Thank you for giving us a perfect place for beginning our future.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You picked a spectacular day for your intimate exchange of vows. We feel honored that you chose our property for the occasion. Best wishes to you both. PS: It was most likely a humpback whale that breached in celebration of your wedding. :)
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5

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing property with an amazing owner. Everything from the moment you book gets you ready for this amazing vacation. Though the pictures are gorgeous they don't do it justice, and the first impression when one walks in this home is one of awestruck amazement. The home is amazingly appointed, spacious, and contemporary - it has everything one needs for an amazing trip. We can't recommend this home enough and we hope to be lucky enough to come back here sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, I believe you get the prize for being the first person to send a review before even leaving the island! I sure wish my photos could show the expanse of the view, but at least we've never had anyone be disappointed. Thank you for your kind words.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Happy Talk at Hanalei Bay Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Princeville Makai Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hideaways
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
SeaLodge Beach
Car: necessary

The North Shore of Kauai offers many opportunities for other activities you might enjoy including surfing, windsurfing, hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, Na Pali Coast tours, helicopter rides, lu'aus, miniature golf, garden tours, and, of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. SeaLodge Beach, identified as "A Real Gem" in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, is directly below the property and can be accessed via a 15 minute hike.

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Rates & Availability

Princeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$8,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
$8,500
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,500
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$8,000
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 2018 - Sep 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
$8,500
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
$10,000
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$7,500
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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