About the property
- House2900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
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 (Click the left arrow on the first 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
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About Rae-Marie May
Having owned this lot since 1987, and having lived on the island for many years, we 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. After booking you will be given the opportunity to read our personal blog describing plenty of things to see and do on Kauai. 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 Princeville
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 these views, framing it in every room. When you walk through the front door you are met with a sweeping view of the mighty Pacific. Our most common comment is, "Wow, it's even better than the photos! Being the best hosts we can be is our number one priority. We go out of our way to ensure everything in our home is working perfectly for our guests. We want our home to be comfortable, with all the conveniences you will need, so that your vacation will be easy and worry free. Judging from our reviews and the many returning guests we have, I believe our efforts have made a difference.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
On top of the world!
Our family loved staying at this beautiful home, set on the amazing Honu Point. Morning coffee with the sunrise on the patio, sips of wine watching the sun set from the pool deck = perfect days. Thank you for making the home so well stocked, clean and lovely. We would love to return and will tell our friends to plan a trip to this special spot.
Perfect Place to Enjoy the North Shore of Kauai
We found the house and location better than the pictures online, a testament to the personal style and thoughtful planning and outfitting of a home from kitchen to bedroom to bath to living room--the garage even had 4 bicycles. The outstanding hospitality of the owners Rae-Marie and Tom really made the arrival and ongoing experience particularly special. What accommodating, kind people! Rae-Marie made us feel immediately at home when we arrived: the tour of home and various appliances made a difference to everyone's comfort level and the added touches of flowers in every room, fruit and chocolates and wine, and use of pantry items made our late arrival an easier, softer landing. We'd vacationed in the Princeville/Hanalei area several times before, but Rae-Marie offered so much wonderful detail of the neighborhood, we felt even more at home. She put me in touch with a delightful woman to do childcare one night as well. Owners who treat you like company or friends and respect your time and vacation experience are rarer finds than a beautiful house.
But beautiful and comfortable house it is! The house's 180-degree spectacular views and spaciousness and comfortable furnishings were particularly welcome with wetter weather than usual this April. We could still enjoy the beauty of the mountains and ocean and landscaping without ever leaving the house. The hot tub and pool made everyone's outdoor needs easier on erratic sun and showers and windier days. Unfortunately due to too wet and muddy hillside, we'll have to save exploring the beautiful semi-private beach below the house next time.
Honu Point is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation or a special occasion with friends! Mahalo and we'll be back! We've already shared pictures and recommendations with many friends and family!
I'm so honored by your review that I can't even find the words to thank you. It certainly makes all that we do worthwhile. I'm thrilled you'll be back. I do promise a little more sun next time!
Spectacular views, lovely house, and thoughtful hosts. Five stars all around!
My family and I spent eight nights at Honu Point in March. We have done a number of rentals via Home Away and this was by far our best experience to date. The house sits on a point with 180 degree water views. The pictures don’t really do justice to the location. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate much while there, the views were always stunning. The house itself was spotlessly clean, well appointed and laid out to take maximum advantage of the views. It was very clear too the owners put a lot of thought and effort
into making Honu Point a lovely house to rent. As hosts, Rae-Marie and Tom go above and beyond. For anyone wanting an exceptional rental experience in the Princeville area, I highly recommend Honu Point.
Thank you Nic. I'm sorry Kauai didn't put on it's best performance for you, weather wise. I know you and your family made the most of it and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our home. I promise you more sun next time!
The ideal vacation house.
I’ve rented homes for one or two weeks at a time in Italy, Mexico, Barbados, Antigua, and St. Lucia, and none can compare with this one.The views and facilities are exactly as represented on the owners’ VRBO site. What’s not as apparent is the extraordinary care the owners take to make certain one’s stay is as pleasant as possible. Directions on how to use the state-of-the-art appliances and entertainment system; provision of all the sports and exercise gear one could want; accommodating check-in and checkout procedures; no intrusions but ready access to owners if one needs it — in every respect, they’re the ideal landlords/hosts. Oh - one more thing: the view is truly spectacular.
Thank you Daniel. Please come visit us again. I promise there will be more sun next time!
One of the most beautiful spots on Kauai
We shared this amazing house with family and created wonderful and lasting memories. Most of the time, we didn't even want to leave the Honu Point because of the views from the promontory (whales!), the luxury of the pool and spa, and the graciousness and calming effect of the house itself. Thank you, Rae-Marie and Tom, for your wonderful hospitality. (And the albatross nests were a lovely bonus!) Hope to be back.
We loved hosting you and your siblings for your family reunion.
Honu Point is absolutely “Spectacular”! The view from every room is incredible! We were greeted by the owner Rae-Marie and introduced to this home. No detail was left out! Fresh fruit and a greet package with local candies and coffee was there for us! The home was spotless and the kitchen stocked with everything a cook would need! There were six of us. The first night we had a fantastic surf and turf meal on the lanai. What a view! The ocean surrounded us on three sides and the mountains on the other! Breathtaking! The stars that night surrounded us! The pool area with hot tub are set in beautiful landscaping! Whales were jumping everywhere! We were fortunate to see the local Albatross and their babies! What a sight to see! One actually took off to fly from the side walk outside the master suite. Unbelievable! My husband and I have been coming to Kauai for over 27 years and have stayed in many homes. Honu Point is our favorite! We will be back and we will stay here! Mahalo Rae-Marie and Tom for sharing your home and your hospitality! See you soon!
Well, you definitely brightened my day Robin! We feel honored to be your favorite. So glad you enjoyed the albatross and whales. Hope to see you again next year.
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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