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Garden Island Paradise

Margaret Gill

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Margaret Gill

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Garden Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


Princeville Condo Rental Photos and Description

Ocean View Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

E komo mai! Welcome to paradise on the magical North Shore of Kauai. My 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ocean and golf course view condo in the favored #2 building at Emmalani Court is the perfect place to call home during your stay on the Garden Island. Unlike many vacation rentals and hotels in the islands, you will know you are in Hawaii while you are here. My condo is adorned with Hawaiian quilts and pillows, shells, and art. It is bright and airy, spacious and comfortable, with a degree of quiet and privacy not always found in condos. The entire unit has air conditioning, although 360 days of the year you will find that nature provides the best possible airflow with our wonderful Hawaiian trade winds. The 9 foot high floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors ensure gorgeous views of the ocean from your California King bed in the master bedroom as well as from your private lanai (balcony patio), and the incredibly comfortable swivel recliner chairs at the end of the living room. The endless green of the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course, dotted with native hala tress, fills your view from the kitchen and dining area on through the rest of the living room. Bird and nature lovers will especially appreciate the native nenes (the world’s rarest geese, who live here year-round) and albatross that nest and socialize right outside the windows.

The second bedroom features 2 single beds which can also be placed together and covered with a foam pad to make a king size bed (linens available for both arrangements). The hand-crafted beautiful desk of local kamani wood faces the windows, where you can catch up with family, friends, and work (if you absolutely must!) while soaking in a view of tropical plants and Mt. Namolokama, the majestic peak which rises above Hanalei Bay. Both bathrooms have shower/tubs (jacuzzi tub in master bathroom). Pocket doors make it possible to close the second bed/bath area from the rest of the unit, if you so desire. This is the perfect arrangement for 2 couples or 3 generations traveling together. In the spacious entry hall you will find a large washer and dryer for your use.

The kitchen includes full oven, refrigerator, microwave, and everything else you might need should you choose to cook. We provide locally grown Kauai coffee and a complete assortment of spices for your enjoyment. I taught an organic gardening class at our local elementary school and would be happy to provide you with a bouquet of my homegrown herbs. I am also a jeweler. Just ask to receive a free pair of earrings or necklace. Another little something extra I provide is a wide assortment of pillows to suit any preference. I have down and down-alternative in both soft and firm, king and standard, a body pillow, and neck rolls. I truly want to make this your best vacation ever. Just let me know how I can help and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

I have lived in Haena, at the end of the road on the North Shore of Kauai, for 2 decades. When I decided to share my love of this garden paradise by buying a vacation rental in Princeville, I waited until a second floor unit in the #2 building of Emmalani Court became available. The second floor has by far the best views of the ocean and far more privacy. Emmalani Court has the envied reputation of being the hidden jewel of Princeville. It is small (just 46 units), quiet, has an excellent location, and a cleaner, fresher appearance and feel than most other complexes. In addition to a pool, hot tub, and 2 grills, Emmalani Court is lucky to have an on-site manager. He's on the spot to help in the unlikely event of a maintenance issue. Covered parking (out of the sun and rain) is another advantage. Located within easy walking distance of the famous St. Regis Hotel (formerly the Princeville Hotel), with its gourmet restaurants and unbeatable sunset views, Emmalani Court also has easy access (3 minute walk) to the ocean bluff near the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course. Locals and visitors alike love to stroll to this spot to watch the sunset, often accompanied by a glass of wine or a slice of pizza carried from home. This is an experience you should definitely take advantage of at the beginning of your stay. I guarantee you’ll be tempted to savor the sunsets here every evening while you’re here!

I know you will have a wonderful vacation here on Kauai, and I look forward to welcoming you to my island home. Aloha!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Gill (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Margaret Gill

I have lived in Haena on the North Shore of Kauai for two decades, and in the Hawaiian Islands for three. I earned my Master's in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hawaii on Oahu in the early '90s. I sailed the South Pacific for 3 years before settling in Haena on Kauai. My 2 sons were born and raised here. The youngest still attends Hanalei Elementary School, where I teach an organic gardening class to K through 6th grade. In addition, I have made jewelry off and on for the past 30 years, and, now that the kids are older, I'm finally able to indulge my love of gems and jewelry through house parties and visitors to my workshop.

Margaret Gill purchased this condo in 2012

What makes this condo unique

I had been looking for a vacation rental to buy off and on for years, but when I found Emmalani Court, and specifically the second floor of the #2 building, I knew nothing else would do. I love the peaceful quiet of this complex and the way the unit pulls the beautiful views right into the space. Even though you're in a condo complex in a resort area, you feel like you're alone in your own private slice of paradise. Everything else looked dark after looking at this. I think you'll appreciate the difference once you have stayed here as well. The arrangement of the rooms is also well-suited to many different combinations of people: one or two couples, a group of friends, a family, even 3 generations traveling together: grandparents, adult children and one or two grandchildren. The location is perfect both for adventurers who look forward to spending every possible moment outside exploring the endless beaches, mountains, and valleys of the island, as well as those who prefer to take it easy while enjoying the view of native birds and breaching humpback whales right from the comfort and privacy of their home away from home. Everything you need is right here, mostly within walking distance, and yet the beauty of Kauai flows right into your living room.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Garden Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Ada Michigan

Great condo and great host!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful time on Kauai! The condo was very comfortable and Margaret showed great Aloha with her fresh herb delivery. The condo is large enough and private enough for two couples to share. Friendly complex with a heated pool, a real plus in Princeville. We are booked for next year and can hardly wait to escape the snow and cold.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great location, great condo, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

We booked this condo while on the island due to the rental we purchased three months prior not meeting our groups needs. Margret was quick to respond to my first email, and the communication thereafter was also timely and extremely helpful.

The condo surpassed our expectations, the a/c was great! The condo was beyond well equipped and felt like a home away for home. We were traveling as two couples and there was ample privacy for both couples. Another great feature was the washer and dryer, if you are going to be exploring you are going to get wet and muddy from time-to-time so having the washer and dryer was great to clean our dirty/wet clothes.

The location is breathtaking, be sure to walk to the edge of the cliffs and take in a sunset! Another great place to explore is the St. Regis beach, it is beautiful and provides great snorkeling. If you are into sushi, be sure to check out the dolphin in Hanalei Bay. My husband ate most of ours as I am pregnant, but I did nibble on some and wished I could have tried more. Another great spot near by is Queens Bath, we saw some sea turtles on a morning walk down there!

This experience couldn't have gone as smoothly if it wasn't for Margret being so kind and accommodating! Her condo was truly the base for an amazing experience! We would recommend her condo in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great location, great condition, well-stocked

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a week in this condo. Margaret, the owner, was great at making sure we had the info we needed when we needed it. The condo was great, we were very comfortable and the unit was well-stocked with things we needed. Little things here made a big difference: night lights in the bathrooms for the kids, hand-held shower wands in the tubs, a big selection of kitchen cookware and dishes (including plastic plates for the kids!), and plenty of things you need for the beach (chairs, towels, mats, cooler, boogie boards, etc...). We didn't have to buy things we wouldn't consume while there which was a nice touch. We'll definitely be back here the next time we're on Kauai, which I hope is soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo, and all the little extras we enjoy sharing with our guests! I hope your children found the selection of DVDs for kids and the collection of family games. As a mother, I know that making the condo work for the kids is half the battle. If they're not happy, nobody is happy! I hope we see you back here soon!
Edmonton, Canada

Very happy we picked this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

To start off, the booking was very easy, the owners were great to deal with & fair with the prices. Upon arrival, I was extremely pleased to find the condo clean (very few places meet my expectations) & beautifully decorated. It wasn't packed/cluttered with unnecessary furniture, trinkets or tacky decorations that one might find in other places. Rather, the condo contained nice furniture & touches of Hawaii here & there. The decor was also lighter in colour, so along with the many HUGE windows, the place had a warm, fresh, airy & light feel to it. It was great to have so many windows to let the light in during the day & a wonderful ocean breeze. We found the view from the lanai & living room very pretty (overlooks an immaculate golf course & the ocean to the side). Even though the condo is located in a complex, we were happy to have complete privacy on the lanai in the evenings (there is a side panel that completely separates one lanai from the next, & even though there's homes on the other side of the golf course they are a good distance away). The bedrooms were large as well as both bathrooms (plenty of counter space & bath space for all of my stuff……if you're female you'll know what I mean. Also, there were a ton of bath essential items for our use in case we had forgotten something which we were very thankful for & found very considerate), the beds were comfortable & pillows as well (I'm picky about what kind of pillows I like & this place had a good assortment of them), it was great to have extra blankets for the evenings when reading or watching TV in the living room (cable TV came in handy for those rainy times), the couch & chairs were super comfy, internet worked great, the kitchen was fantastic & well stocked, there were books & maps about Kauai for us to look at, the high end washer & dryer came in handy. Regarding the basics, the lighting/lights in the entire condo worked great, water pressure was good, plenty of hot water, all of the windows had blinds, screens & were easy to open, both bedrooms had a tv, plenty of dresser & closet space for our things, soft & clean carpets, plenty of parking, condo complex had a recycling bin for glass, cardboard etc. (I was very happy about that since I recycle everything that I can), best of all……it was QUIET. We never heard our neighbours or traffic. I would keep going on about this fabulous condo but I'm running out of space. Overall, we truly loved this place & will definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing review! We really try to imagine we're guests ourselves so we can anticipate not only your needs but also those extra touches that make a place feel like home . . . a cleaner, Hawaiian version of home! But I don't like to feel like I really am in someone else's home, with their own quirky collection of knick knacks everywhere. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Hawaiian/ocean theme of our condo. I had a lot of fun putting it all together! I'm a picky pillow person myself, which is why I stock such a wide array of types and sizes--if the pillow isn't right, you're not going to sleep as well. I hate coming back from a vacation with a sore neck or back because the bedding wasn't right. And, yes, our cleaning crew is amazing--they actually LOVE what they do, and take real pleasure in knowing the place is clean even in those places most guests never see. I hope we'll see you back on Kauai next year!
Sierra Nevada


  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, quiet, and luxurious: I can't imagine a better place to stay on Kauai—and we've been here a dozen times. Furnishings and linens are first-class. We felt at home from the minute we walked in the door. The view from the living room is pure eye-candy, with the rolling green of the golf course matched by the rolling blue of the ocean. Exotic birds soar about. Several beaches are within walking distance. We love the easy access to Hanalei and all the wild beaches on the windward coast. We are very active and visited the far reaches of Kauai (everyplace is easily doable in a day). We were always thrilled to get back to this lovely condo!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jerry and Janine! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time here on Kauai and in our condo! We really strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible, and we're always grateful to hear we've achieved that. I hope to see you back next year on your travels around the world!
United States

Kauai June 20-24

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a beautiful location. Very well kept and clean. Had a little trouble with WiFi connection and couldn't play DVDs on the main TV, but overall a very good experience. Owners are extremely helpful and pleasant. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is indeed a beautiful place--we're so glad you agree! We're sorry you had trouble with the WiFi and DVD player--we installed them new just before we left on vacation ourselves, and had a bit of trouble getting everything running perfectly smoothly while we were gone, but the kinks in the WiFi have been worked out, and we got a different model of DVD player, when we returned, that communicates with the new High Def TV. We hope you can come check it out again next year!


Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The St. Regis Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Princeville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 15 - Apr 26
5 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes $49 nonrefundable damage protection fee OR refundable $500 deposit
Our cancellation policy is to refund your rental fee (minus a $50 booking fee ) if you cancel 30 days or more before the start of your stay. After that, $100 will be forfeited, and only the amount we are able to earn from another booking during that time will be returned to you.
Rates are subject to change prior to payment.

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Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub/shower in Master Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , or 1 king
  • California king bed in Master Bedroom, which opens directly to private lanai (balcony/patio) with table and chairs. Second bedroom has 2 single beds which can be placed together, covered with a foam pad, and made into a king-size bed. Linens available for both. Please advise in advance if you would like king configuration so we can prepare it for you.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are happy to connect you with local services from providers we can vouch for, including massage therapists (in the condo or at their place of business), private chefs, the best local kayak company, and a wide variety of activities providers.

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