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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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 (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

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Rae-Marie May
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 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 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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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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.


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Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views & Infinity Edge Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
New York City

The ideal vacation house.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merion Station, PA

One of the most beautiful spots on Kauai

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you and your siblings for your family reunion.
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Louisville ky


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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magical & beyond

  • 5 of 5

Rae-Marie has such attention to detail on the grounds that you feel transformed wherever you are. Their home is so beautifully decorated and flows with the elements of Kauai. You feel like there is always some place inside and out you can take in the beauty. The house has everything thing you can think of to cook or take on most any adventure! How much they love Kauai & their home is evident. We felt super blessed they built it and now share this sacred spot with all of us! We will be back next though for much much longer! Thank-you!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Stephen. Tom and I are happy we could provide a retreat for your stay on Kauai.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a one week vacation in Kauai at this exquisite home. First of all, there is a difference between a house and a home. And Honu Point is definitely a home! Inviting, welcoming, warm, and comforting!

From the moment we met Rae-Marie and stepped foot in paradise, we knew we we had made the best choice for our stay. The home is immaculate and equipped with every possible amenity. The views are breathtaking, ocean breezes soothing, and the garden/pool area so relaxing.

Rae-Marie provided wonderful suggestions for outings and experiences. We tried many of them and had such fun! We also had Janice prepare two meals for us, which were two of the best meals we have ever had!!

As all of the previous reviews indicated, we concur that this home is paradise. We feel truly blessed to have been able to spend time together as a family at Honu Point and are thankful to Rae-Marie and Tom for providing this absolutely wonderful home. What special memories we have of our stay. Before we left, we were all talking about when we could make it back again as a family! We are hoping to return to Kauai, and specifically Honu Point! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family, Lori. I’m so glad you were able to make good use of my blog posts at and Janice as the fabulous chef I know her to be. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Spectacular Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the most beautiful places on the island! My family was in awe when we looked around as the pictures don't do this place justice. We would find ourselves out exploring the island only wanting to come back to the house and enjoy the space and scenery.

Rae-Marie and Tom have done an amazing job with this house. It is perfectly situated on the property and has all the amenities you could ever want. They have thought of it all!

There is so much to do on this island and Rae-Marie gave us so much information, suggestions, recommendations that we never were short of ideas. Her recommendations were fabulous and we could not have had a better family vacation! We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy. We look forward to hosting your family again in June!
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Makai Golf Club
Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Fusion Restaurant
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Federico's Fresh-Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Lotus Garden Chinese & Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Kauai's Best Shave Ice
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Sandwich Isle Deli
Sandwich Shop
Italian Restaurant
North Shore General Store
Pizza Restaurant
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Hideaway Beach
Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
Eclectic Restaurant
Nalu Kai
Bar & Grill
Mailani Dinner Show at St. Regis Princeville
Dinner Theater
Makana Terrace-St Regis
Hawaiian Restaurant
Pat's Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Hanalei Pier
Anini Beach
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Postcards Cafe
Wishing Well Shave Ice
Dessert Shop
Cafe Turmeric
Indian Restaurant
Tropical Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Kauai Burger Hanalei
Hamburger Restaurant
Trucking Delicious
Pink's Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Hanalei Wake Up Cafe
American Restaurant
Kalypso Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Chicken In A Barrel
Barbecue Restaurant
Village Snack Shop & Bakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Federico's Fresh Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Federico's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Bouchons Hanalei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Hanalei Bay Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
The Hanalei Gourmet
Breakfast Restaurant
Hanalei Bread Company
Kealia Poke
Seafood Restaurant
Bar Acuda
Tapas Restaurant
Hanalei Bay
Wainiha Kountry Cafe
Namahana Cafe
Trilogy Coffee & Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Kilauea Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant
Kauai Juice Co Kilauea
Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Paco's Tacos Kilauea
Mexican Restaurant
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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $2,500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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