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Beautiful Gorgeous Waterfalls easy walking Beach, Shop, Food, hear Hanalei waves

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrm, 2 Bath, Waterfalls View, Tropical Fruits, Walk to Beach/Dining, 8 Sleep

Our Spectacular View Custom Home is located on the majestic North Shore of Kauai near the Princeville Resort, this non-smoking home has all of the luxuries and amenities you will need for a perfect tropical vacation. Located down the block from the Makai Golf Course, and only a short walk to beautiful beaches, shops, great restaurants, spa, and playground. Our home has 2,000 square feet of living area with a large yard and an additional spacious wrap around lanai with incredible views from every spot in the home. We are delighted to welcome families and friends that appreciate the quiet tranquil area of view home. This is not a place for parties and loud gatherings.

My husband is a custom home builder in California and he takes great pride in the beauty and maintenance of our Kauai home. We stay at our beautiful Aloha Always, Kauai home regularly and keep a close relationship with our local very professional staff that care for our home. So when we are not staying there, we make sure its in the best shape and everything will be wonderful for our guests. We take your stay at our home very seriously and want to provide you with the very best experience.

Custom designed and beautifully built to create the feeling of a traditional Hawaiian open style plantation home, this home is ideal for families both large and small. Large Lanai (deck) goes all around the home on the top level, showcasing the beautiful majestic mountains and many waterfalls overlooking Hanalei Bay. Waterfalls, flowers, bird songs and rainbows as you relax on the beautiful outdoor furniture or from inside the open spacious floor plan. The layout of the home allows for privacy if multiple couples or families share the home. Downstairs there is a large master king bedroom and bath with a living room with a large flat screen TV that has a sleeper sofa and regular soda. Upstairs the there is the large wrap around lanai, kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms and dining room and second living room with flat screen. The open floor plan plantation style roof is best for air flow, a very common feature in Kauai. This means the upstairs bedroom walls stop short of the ceiling to allow for air flow and the beauty of the plantation open ceiling, all rooms have new ceiling fans too.

We just completed a custom remodel, my husband is a custom home builder and takes great pride in doing beautiful, custom detailed work. We put in Hawaiian Monkeypod laminate floors throughout the home, making it a very pretty, clean and green home with all solid surfaces. The beds have all brand new top of the line designer linens. There is an abundance of beautiful local, tropical themed art. We take the management and rental of our 3 VRBO properties- 2 in Kauai and 1 in Lake Arrowhead, CA, very seriously, your comfort and care is our priority. We are readily available to answer any questions and have an excellent professional staff nearby that assist when needed. All three bedrooms have beautiful views, very comfortable beds and tropical decor. There are 2 King Size beds, and two twin beds and a sleeper sofa. We have 2 more regular sofas and a small twin floor futon. The downstairs King bedroom is large, private and has a beautiful newly remodeled bathroom. It opens to the backyard with the fruit trees- banana, papaya, lemon, pineapple and other beautiful tropical flowers. All bedrooms have ceiling fans for extra cooling. The upstairs King bedroom opens to a large upstairs lanai over the backyard, with beautiful outdoor furniture for relaxing and enjoying the tropical bird sounds, sunsets and stargazing and most evenings you can even hear the waves of Hanalei Bay.

The gourmet kitchen is fully-equipped for all your culinary needs. The kitchen has granite counters and custom cabinets. The amenities include, new top of the line electric range, microwave, refrigerator, disposal, dishwasher, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, and complete cookware and utensils for 12. There are two dining areas, one inside and one on the outdoor lanai. There is a large separate laundry room fully-equipped with a new washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The inviting and spacious living area is open and airy with an entertainment center including a flat panel LCD TV with cable, DSL high speed internet access, DVD. The main living area opens out onto a wrap around lanai surrounded by tropical gardens and expansive views - a perfect place to enjoy sunrise or the spectacular Kauai sunset.

There are numerous beaches, some are a 10 min walk and others are within a 10 min drive from the house. There is world class golf on Princeville's two courses. Tennis is just a block away.

We are a few blocks from Hanalei Bay Resort and The St. Regis Hotel, with spectacular Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai views with fabulous spa, dining and cocktail lounge with live nightly entertainment.

We take great pride in the care of our beloved Aloha Always home and extend the aloha spirit and hospitality to all of our guests. My husband is a custom home builder in CA and we take great care of our home. We've owned our home in Kauai for many years and delight as we proudly welcome back visitors and friends repeatedly over the years.

We have beach chairs, toys, coolers, umbrellas, some snorkeling equipment, games, books, movies to add to the fun.

More Details

Karen OConnell
Member since: 2010
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:
April 22, 2018

About Karen OConnell

We are happy, discerning travelers too and know how wonderful it is to enjoy all the comforts of home while traveling and we take great care in providing a wonderful space for others. Karen is an artist and a teacher, she leads/organizes personal growth, well being retreats all over the world and is an experienced organic food chef and concierge, happy to help you with your vacation planning, Bob is a singer/songwriter and custom home builder and is committed to providing a quality space for guests. We love this area of Kauai, the amazing natural beauty brings us a sense of peace and well being we deeply treasure and love sharing with others. If you have questions or need anything, we are a phone call away. We will- along with our local friendly, experienced service oriented team of professionals assist you if you need anything while you enjoy your stay here.

Karen OConnell purchased this house in 2013

Why Karen OConnell chose Princeville

Our home is in a very serene beautiful area in Princeville, we love how accessible it is to all the views and beaches we love, the walking/bikes trails, golf course and the adorable town of Hanalei. After many years of visiting this area and staying at several of the other locations, we choose our home because of the tropical, serene feeling- so spaciously open to the wonder of this beautiful Hawaiian landscape.

What makes this house unique

We are on a beautiful street that is quiet, end of the road location. There are incredible views of the mountains above Hanalei Bay, with wonderful rainbows and waterfalls. The tropical foliage attracts many song birds and we have tropical fruit trees on the large beautifully landscaped property.

The home has a great design for more than one family or couple in that the downstairs master king bedroom with bath and living room is private from the upper main level where there are 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room. The lanai wraps all the way around the home adding outdoor living space. The yard is spacious and beautifully landscaped with fruit trees.


Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • If you are staying over on a Tuesday night, our trash bin will need to be wheeled out front of our home for early Wednesday pick up.
  • Our home is in Princeville, a beautiful, friendly community with an association that has rules restricting late night noise, fines will be given.
  • Cancellation policy for stays less than 2 weeks may cancel 90 days or more ahead and receive 80% refund.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , new downstairs
  • Newly remodeled
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    downstairs living room - 2 queen , sleeper sofa queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , we have 2 sofa's that could accommodate children and one twi
  • King
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Gorgeous Waterfalls easy walking Beach, Shop, Food, hear Hanalei waves
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
Auckland New Zealand

A comfortable house, well appointed and in great position to do as much or as little you like

  • 4 of 5

I was lucky to be able to spend 16 days with my two daughters and their families, so we were a family of 9, 5 adults and 4 of my Grandchildren 11,13,14 and 16, 5 of us from New Zealand and 4 from Seattle, it was a very special Christmas for us and I just loved being together in this house, enough room to be comfortable. Two little problems which after email Karen had sorted without delay, we had problem with lights on fans, electrician there that day, only needed new batteries and with a cold snap additional blankets required, once again this was seen to immediately.

Thank you Karen for making our family time so memorable, we had so much fun even though the weather was not brilliant, after all it is your winter. We put up some Christmas decorations including a small tree and we felt at home. Mahalo, I would love to return someday. Nga mihi, Noho ora mai from New Zealand

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Majestic mountains merge with sandy beaches along the Napali Coast and this is your launchpad

  • 5 of 5

The location is superb, the house is beautiful, the scenery is other-worldly, and the owner is very kind. You can't go wrong. Just book it!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Banora Point

Comfortable and Close

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this house will get you close to the best beaches, restaurants and attractions on the island. Short drive to shops - Foodland - and local food trucks. The house is well furnished with a large well kept backyard. Sleeping is great in this quiet neighborhood. The temperature was reasonable so the absence of air-conditioning didn't matter. Wonderful views of the mountains. Karen was a wonderful host with suggestions for the best attractions and nearby restaurants to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay. Incredible views of the surrounding hillsides, fruit trees in the backyard, and close to Hanalei Bay. The only thing to be aware of is odd design for the bedrooms upstairs; neither of them have roofs that go to the ceiling so there's not a lot of noise or light privacy there if people are hanging out in the kitchen/dining room. If you are staying with considerate people it will not be a problem, it did not bother us.

Many thanks to Karen for being responsive and helpful anytime we had questions. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, nicely decorated, spectacular views!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property, lots of thoughtful little touches, comfortable spaces and beds, very personable service, a glorious view of the mountains with waterfalls. Perfect for my family of 6.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Home Sweet Paradise Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous home, our 3rd time renting and it just keeps getting better. You can tell how much the owners take pride in their lovely home, adding to the already wonderful amenities, furnishings, artwork. We love the outdoor decks that go all around the top level, the views are amazing. The neighborhood is ideally located near beaches, shopping, walks, sunsets, its all so beautiful. The property is beautifully landscaped and its so fun to go pick from the fruit trees, so fresh, delicious tropical fruit. The bedrooms work so nice for our family, with the upstairs being separate from the downstairs, two living room areas, there's plenty of space for privacy/quiet time if we want it. We are already making plans for our return. Karen is great to work with and so eager to be helpful. We are thrilled they share there home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hideaways Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Makai Golf Club
Nalu Kai
Bar & Grill
Mailani Dinner Show at St. Regis Princeville
Dinner Theater
Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
Eclectic Restaurant
Hideaway Beach
Makana Terrace-St Regis
Hawaiian Restaurant
Pat's Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Hanalei Pier
Hanalei Valley Lookout
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Kauai's Best Shave Ice
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Wishing Well Shave Ice
Dessert Shop
North Shore General Store
Pizza Restaurant
Postcards Cafe
Federico's Fresh-Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Cafe Turmeric
Indian Restaurant
Lotus Garden Chinese & Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Kauai Burger Hanalei
Hamburger Restaurant
Tropical Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery
Trucking Delicious
Italian Restaurant
Sandwich Isle Deli
Sandwich Shop
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
Hanalei Bay Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Bouchons Hanalei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Federico's Fresh Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Federico's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Hanalei Gourmet
Kealia Poke
Seafood Restaurant
Hanalei Bread Company
Bar Acuda
Tapas Restaurant
Hanalei Bay
Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Fusion Restaurant
Anini Beach
Wainiha Kountry Cafe
Namahana Cafe
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Trilogy Coffee & Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Kilauea Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant
Kauai Juice Co Kilauea
Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $325
Damage Deposit $400

Check out is 10 a.m., Check in is 4 p.m., we will do our best to accommodate other times when possible, depending on availability and back to back reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund