2BR Oceanfront Vacation Rental - Princeville, Hawaii USA
Kevin or John
About Kevin or John
Originally from Pennsylvania, I spent most of my life traveling on ships, and ashore all around the world. I chose Hawaii as the best place to live because of its spectacular beauty, and it still offers all of the luxuries and conveniences that can only be found in America.
Kevin or John purchased this Condo in 1998
Why Kevin or John chose Princeville
After 15 years of living;, loving and exploring the Hawaiian Islands, my wife and I decided that the North Shore of Kauai, and in particular, Puu Poa condos in the Princeville Resort, is the most beautiful location in all the islands. It also offers everything that anyone could ask for to live life to its fullest.
What makes this Condo unique
Because Puu Poa 204 is our home when we are not traveling, it offers many amenities that you will not find in a typical vacation rental. We are sure that you will find as much joy and fun as we have in this incredibly special part of the world!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful location, beautiful condo, but no A/C
Kevin and John were easy to work with. They were responsive and helpful. Their directions were perfect. They have done a great job of anticipating the needs of their guests.
You'd be hard pressed to find a more desirable rental location in what most would agree is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The surrounding community is upscale and elegant, with spectacular mountain views to the south and west, and gorgeous ocean views to the north and east. When we were driving in the first day, and we caught our initial glimpse of the condo complex and the ocean, all four of us in the car exclaimed "WOW!!" in unison.
The inside of #204 is every bit as nice as shown in the pictures, with the beautiful ocean views adding tremendously to the overall sense of being in paradise. Sitting out on the balcony enjoying the gorgeous scenery was incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The beds are extremely comfortable. The comfortable living room has a big screen TV. The kitchen had everything we needed. The washer and dryer came in very handy. The pool is a very short walk, clean, and beautifully landscaped.
There was some noisy construction work being done on an adjoining unit while we were there. Kevin and John graciously and voluntarily rebated a portion of our rental fee to compensate for the (minor) inconvenience.
I hate to even mention a few negatives, because we had such a wonderful time there. The big one is the lack of air conditioning. We didn't expect this would be a problem in October, but it was. Kauai's temperatures are warm, but it was the humidity that made the condo sticky and uncomfortable about half the time we were there. The ceiling fans help make it tolerable, but at times, barely so. It was very warm the day we arrived. We found that the master bedroom ceiling fan was spinning in the wrong direction, and there was no visible switch to reverse it. We found a screwdriver in a tool box in the outside storage closet, removed the fan's lamp cover, and found the reverse switch. Fortunately we also found a large Bionaire fan in the bedroom closet, without which the nights would have been too warm for comfort. With a simple mini-split A/C setup, this would be a 5-star condo. The lack of an ice maker in the fridge was especially disappointing in tandem with the lack of A/C. We did find some places in the kitchen and bathrooms that should have been cleaned better.
Thanks for a very enjoyable visit!!
Lovely spot and very spacious
Kevin.... perhaps upgrade some cooking ware... fry pan needs replacing and better ice cube trays and maintence on dishwasher...we washed items by hand as dishwasher needed maintenance..... we did extra laundry to help cleaning crew. My husband fixed a few things.. minor... slider in bedroom and fridge door handle. Gillian
Thank you very much for your great review, and thank you for helping out with your recommendations. I am home now and we will definitely remedy your points. I am getting a new dishwasher, cook ware, etc. and doing other maintenance and upgrading projects, including an all new, thermal glass enclosure for our atrium. I hope you will think of us again for your next vacation on beautiful Kauai.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Unique Cozy Home
The moment we walked into this place, we felt all the positive vibes... My family and I walked all over the place admiring the beautiful decorations and unique pieces of art, despite the humidity, we loved it. Yes, no AC, but we open all windows, turned on all fans-max speed, that helped a lot. With a 4 months baby, it wasn't pleasant at first; however, who spends a whole day indoors when you're on vacations... right?
Mornings and evenings, lovely... great views, waves sounds, bird signings, raining sweet drops, quite neighborhood, and for the best sunset, go down to the beach 7pm or opposite side of the pool... This place has everything a family needs to spend a whole life there; not just a week of vacations. It's worth the cost, but just a little suggestion to the owner...2 more toilet paper rolls would've been perfect... lol
I actually woke up a morning having this dream were a was singing a song to an artist, went outside - back yard and wrote it...that's how beautifully I can describe this
Unique Cozy Home
Marroquin Family - Coachella Valley CA
There are some minor cosmetics that really need attention to the unit. The bed was not to comfortable and the slats were broken and propped up with a Christmas tree stand underneath. We added a kitchen pot as it was leaning. The biggest drawback was that the entry lanai apparently had been glassed in, the ceiling was glass. This created a greenhouse effect and it was 85 that week. The unit does not have air conditioning. The grounds and the area are beautiful.
Thank you very much for your stay and your review. I am very sorry that we did not find out about the problem with the bed frame until after your departure, or we would have taken care of it immediately. A new bed frame has been installed to go with our top of the line Tempurpedic mattress. We do not have A/C , and a large majority of the units at our complex do not, because we feel it is so much nicer to have the Tradewind breezes blowing through our home, and to listen to the ocean than to listen to droning air conditioner. I do live here for much of the year, and we do prefer the natural air currents helped by the 5 ceiling fans. We apologize that your stay was not perfect for you, but hope that you did have a very nice time in our favorite place in the world.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
1 bedroom Puu Poa
Very nice furnishings and size
Excellent view and ez walk to great beach
Bed in master bedroom was broken
Hard to sleep well!
Aloha Scott. Thank you for your review. We are happy that you had a great time in Kauai, and sorry that you experienced a problem with the bed. We have repaired the frame issue, and only wish that you had contacted us sooner, so that we could have taken care of it immediately for you. Thanks again for your visit and review
We had a wonderful stay in Kevin's condo. It's a great location in Princeville: right above a good snorkeling beach, close to Princeville center, walking distance to the Princeville resort. The condo is beautifully laid out. Loved having the windows open all night for the ocean breeze and sound of the waves. Kevin was very responsive when we needed something (or had trouble finding something).
The only thing I wish were different were the quality of the dishwasher and some of the pans/knives.
We would definitely stay again!
Puu Poa Condos are the most prestigious private accommodations within the fabulous Princeville Resort and are adjacent to the 5 Star Princeville Hotel. The North Shore of Kauai is a tropical paradise with many of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, dramatic, lush green mountains with cascading waterfalls and rainbows, the best golf courses in the state, and a multitude of top notch restaurants, music and entertainment opportunities and unlimited ocean and beach activities.
Golf: Our Puu Poa condo is surrounding by 54 of the finest holes in Hawaii Golf. The 18 hole Prince Course is the number one rated course in Hawaii and the 27 hole Makai course features the Ocean, Lakes and Woods 9's that offer challenging and beautiful resort golf. The island of Kauai also boast the Poipu Golf Club which is the home of the PGA Grand Slam, the Kiele Course and Waiua public courses and many other great courses.