Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani @ Princeville (meaning 'our family house at Nihilani) is located right by the pool; is in showroom condition, and is the largest townhouse style condo at Nihilani. Book early for great dates in 2014. Good openings remain in March 2014 for spring break.
Probably the best location in Nihilani - out the door and 35 feet to the swimming pool/recreation complex entrance. Pure convenience for you and the kids. Inside, you will find a 'furniture showroom' - not previously rented and still almost brand new. Deluxe furnishings include 3 flat-screen digital TVs, time Warner digital cable TV and digital music and 10 MBPS WiFi Internet. Enjoy 200+ channels of digital TV. With this you get a land line phone with unlimited long distance calling to the 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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 living room/dining room/kitchen with center granite island creates a welcoming family environment. Solid granite kitchen counter tops/back splash and 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 12 - over 12 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.
You will have room for ONE rental car in the garage next to our family car - 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), 4 boogie boards, two beach coolers, and five Tommy Bahama sand chairs.
We have provided lines for drying out beach towels and hanging things like wet swimming suits. There is a small 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. 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 - 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.
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. 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.
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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The Erwin's live in the mountains of Colorado west of Denver. You might say we live in a world of extremes - deep mountain snows in winter, summers to die for, and shoulder seasons in Hawaii. Life just does not get much better. We do love the snow but we also love the beach. Our parents lived on Oahu for 25 years so Hawaii has been a part of our life and our kids life for many years. We spend (on average) 4 months per year on Kauai. John and Debbie were married in Hawaii and their first daughter was born in Hawaii.
We love the central location offered by Hale 'Ohana O Nihilani. Sure, it is not ocean front but it is an easy walk past the Windham resort to the ocean bluff. You can bike there in less than a minute. Ocean front rental is pricey and we prefer to see the ocean up close and personal while we are at the beach in Hanalei or Anini.
These condos are very new and they look like it too. We have an indoor garage with parking for our family car and your rental car - and this garage connects directly to the kitchen for easy unloading of groceries. We have created storage shelves in the garage to leave the floor open yet give you easy access to coolers, toys for the kids, umbrella, beach chairs and more.
Our condo is literally just a few walking steps from the pool complex and is an easy in/out of the community for access to unlimited recreation, shopping and fun. Our location makes it super convenient to use either of the two propane BBQs provided for your personal use. Sorry, but no open flame BBQs are allowed on the Lanai's due to the Hawaii Fire Safety Code.
This home looks like a showroom - it has not been rented previously. We have over 23 years experience in Condominium rentals. We work with our clients to build a friendly relationship and then we know our guests will maintain the our home as if it was their home. We love sitting on the lanai and listening to the waterfall at the Windham resort across the road. We also have our own waterfall that feeds into our pool Getting to the pool and recreation complex could not be any easier - take the pool key, make a right out the front door, cross the access road and you are there. Our condo is in a quiet location away from Ka Haku Road - this road borders the golf course and some of the Nihilani condos are on Ka Haku Road - but that location was too noisy for us. The condo is immaculately furnished and we will continue to upgrade and add more amenities as time goes on.