While you enjoy all of this in our comfortable living room, you are only feet from neighboring artificial waterfalls (at the entrance to the Windham Resort) that provide an extremely pleasing backdrop as if you were living next to a mountain stream. The waterfall is quiet at night.
On the main floor, a great room concept living room/dining room/kitchen with center granite island creates a welcoming family environment. Solid granite kitchen counter tops/back splash and bamboo hardwood floors on this main floor create an easy to maintain environment. Keep your favorite bottles of wine or drink in the custom wine cooler. Enjoy the large stainless refrigerator/freezer and glass top range. Plenty of cooking and eating utensils for all your needs. The built in microwave/convection oven saves on valuable counter space.
Check in to freshly made beds - a king bed in the MBR, a queen in 2nd bedroom, two twins in the 3rd bedroom and 'kids-only' bunk beds in the den. Sleeps up to 6 adults and two kids (under age 17 - over 16 is an adult for sleeping purposes). The MBR, living room and Queen bedroom have a a whisper quiet tropical design ceiling fan (see pictures). The 3rd bedroom has a standard ceiling fan.
The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a neatly designed Jack and Jill bath so each room has its own bathroom privacy. The bathroom has a tub/shower with adjustable shower wand.
You will have room for two cars in the garage - it keeps your car out of the tropical sun and those quick evening showers that keep Kauai so lush and green. Inside the garage you will find two bikes (men's and women's), 5 boogie boards, two beach coolers, and six Tommy Bahama sand chairs.
In the garage, you will find clothes lines for drying out beach towels and hanging things like wet swimming suits. There is a storage shelf in the MBR for storing dry beach towels for quick access. You will also find a box full of kids beach toys and some (limited) swimming equipment like goggles, fins and snorkels.
In the third bedroom closet, you will find a Pack N Play for the little ones, and tons of puzzles and games for the whole family.
We have an extra set of linens for you and full size washer and dryer should you want to change linens or towels during your stay. The washing machine is one of the newest LG models designed to not only do a great job but minimize electrical costs by extracting far more moisture during the spin cycle.
Inside the condo, you can enjoy true wireless access to the internet no matter what corner you are in.
If you feel like getting away from the 'crowd', there is a quiet sitting room in the MBR or you can go out on any of the three outdoor lanai's and enjoy the relaxing island wicker furniture and our beautiful ocean trade winds. We have over 300 quare feet of lanai space. Our Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani Townhome is a truly relaxing place to kick back with a good book and watch he world go by. Or grab a bike and head out to explore the community. There is a bike/pedestrian trail that goes all the way to the shopping center.
Want to play some golf - you can actually walk to the Makai clubhouse but you would probably prefer to drive with your clubs. The south side of the Nihilani complex borders the Makai course a few hundred feet away. Off load your clubs at the starter shack and then park you car in the convenient lot just across the road. Its about a one-minute drive to the Makai course. For a change of pace, try the Princeville course - about a 3-4 minute drive. Same great service and both course offer some awesome ocean views.
Like the beach - who doesn't - Hanalei is one of our favorites - thousands of feet of beach (remember the movie 'The Descendents' or 'South Pacific', and free parking, fresh water and bathrooms all included. If the kids don't like the surf, take them to Anini beach - the double reef protected beach is surf free. Just want to go to the pool or have a cook out with our free gas BBQ -- go out your front door and 35 feet later, you are entering our outdoor recreation complex (see pictures). This truly relaxing place has a waterfall and is one of the more attractively designed pools on the north shore. (note that open flame BBQs are prohibited by Hawaii State Law on condo lanai's).
Nihilani is one of the youngest condo complexes on the north shore having been built in 2006 and first occupied in 2007. The grounds are extremely well maintained and have probably the most attractive landscaping of all the condo complexes on the north shore. Enjoy a relaxing walk up to the shopping center or to the golf course. Or how about a walk along the edge of the golf course or out to the ocean bluff. You can walk through the homes of the Princeville community or you can even walk down to the Saint Regis Hotel (which also has a really nice public beach and is a great place to watch the sunset over evening cocktails). You can even walk to the Westin resort - both hotels offer fine restaurants, dining, and bar hopping - whatever pleases you.
Want to enjoy a great sunset; grab some beach chairs and towels and head down to the Hanalei beach by the Pier (south end). You have a great view of the Bali Hai mountains. Depending on time of year, the sun sets behind the mountains (winter) or over the Ocean (summer).
The Princeville shopping center has shops to browse in, a few restaurants, a post office, a hardware store, and a well stocked Foodland grocery store. Foodland is a good place to buy wine and spirits and all of your grocery needs. You will find the Makai Club Card for foodland discounts on the garage door opener key ring.
Many folks hit Costco and Walmart in Lihue upon arrival and after getting their rental car. Both stores are very near the airport. We will give you directions to both when we give you the condo unit number (at the time final payment is made) and directions to the condo.
Wanna try something different - learn paddle boarding or kayaking or even learn to paddle an outrigger canoe. The beach at the Marriott resort in Lihue is a great place to learn. Also, the southern end of the beach at Hanalei is also a good place to learn. Get some snorkel equipment and visit Anini beach and see the hundreds of different species of tropical fish that call Hawaii home.
Watch for the humpback whales in winter and enjoy our truly lovable albatross who come back from the sea to raise their single offspring - a six month process that begins in November. Don't get too close to their nest but do enjoy watching them from 15 feet away. Want to know a cool piece of trivia - albatross fly at night while they are asleep! Half the brain is sleeping while the other half controls their flight. When they lock their wings, they can fly for hours on the ocean winds with zero energy usage....they love squid so you are safe :-)
In summary, make our 2100 square foot townhouse your home away from home, kick off your shoes (outside please) and enjoy some island life. If Hawaii is a paradise (and it is), Kauai is truly a garden paradise.
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