Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,
About Aleta Merkel
Greg and Aleta live in South dakota. We love our Kauai get away, as the winters are very long and cold here. We went to Kauai the first time in 2011. We loved it right away. We love outside activities.
Aleta Merkel purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Aleta Merkel chose Kapaa
Why Kapaa Town? The first time we went to Kauai, we stayed in Kapaa. It was perfect. It is centrally located, so you can head any direction, and get there quickly. It has wonderful restaurants, and it is perfectly quaint.
What makes this Condo unique
Pono Kai has so much to offer. With a pool, tennis courts, boche, putting greens. We love the walking trail right out our back door. And don't forget about the beach and ocean that you can hear and see from the lanai. It doesn't get any better than that.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything was a 10! We had a fantastic vacation. Our condo was perfect
We will definitely return
So glad you had a good time.
Greg and Aleta
Pono Kai Zen Retreat
This is definitely a great unit that the owners have updated with lovely and tasteful touches. The owner was very pleasant to work with and made for an easy arrival process. This was our first visit to Kauai, and we found that the property was centrally located on the island and it was very easy to get around to our various destinations. The town of Kapaa is cute but does seem like it has some homeless and some drug problems. We have never stayed in a ground floor unit and did have a gentleman open our slider one morning and start to walk in on my husband and I having our morning coffee. He said “oops! Wrong place” and quickly made an exit. We also had some homeless pitch a tent on the beach directly in front of the unit and it obstructed our beautiful view. (Please note the owners have no control over these issues) we also had our new beach towel stolen off the chaise lounge. There is no central AC but they provide you with several fans that cool down the unit fairly well. The unit was well stocked & very clean. The master bedroom is large, nice comfy king bed and plenty of closet and dresser space for all your clothing. Overall my husband and I had a nice stay and loved the island of Kauai! Don’t forget to eat at Coconuts Fish Cafe’ best fish tacos ever!!!
I am so glad you enjoyed our zen retreat and hope you had a great anniversary.
Good spot for some local flavor
Nice location I would stay here again.
Some of the issues with Kapaa are higher crime, drugs and homelessness but you also get the benefits and local flavor also and close enough to walk to just about everything you need.
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Unfortunately they do have crime in paradise. Kauai is such a special place but One does have to be vigilant about locking doors.
Always good to remind people of this issue.
August 2019 vacation
The views of the ocean and morning sunrises were outstanding. The furniture was very complimentary to the condo and it was nice having beach chairs available.
We really enjoyed staying here! We brought our two young boys and the accommodations were great. There isn’t any central AC but the two portable AC units were wonderful to use in the bedrooms during sleeping times. The floor fans were also really nice to have to help keep the air circulating along with the ceiling fans. The kitchen had everything we needed which was wonderful as we have some food sensitivities among us so being able to cook at home was great. Great location and walking distance to some great places to eat including our favorite shave ice spot!! Just a walk through the grass to the beach which we took advantage of (with caution since it was a bit rough and there is no lifeguard) but it was perfect for a couple fun hours before other adventures. There were beach chairs, an umbrella, body boards, and a nice size cooler for taking to the beach which was AWESOME! We left a bag of beach toys too so if anyone else stays with kids, those will be there! Staying here really made our stay wonderful and Aleta was very nice to communicate and work with. We would DEFINITELY recommend staying here. Oh, and the master bed was really comfortable and the walk in shower was another great amenity!
I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation and our zen condo. Thank you for sharing your toys with future guests, I know they will get used.
I would love to host you again.
Kapaa is a wonderful little town with all the amenities you will need. It is perfectly located on the east side of the island. Easy to go to the north or south shores. Or stay on the coconut coast.