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Anna Graves

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Paradise Found! Light, Spacious, Airy-Custom Ocean Bluff Home w/ 3 Master Suites

63 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Kauai House Rental Photos and Description

3 Master Suites (3 bedrooms w/attached private bathrooms). Sleeps 10.

Located on Punahele Point, one of Princeville's most desirable neighborhoods, Hale Pukana La (the House of Sunlight), offers the ultimate in tropical living! Situated on a bluff above the ocean, the house features distant, partial ocean views from the front and back yards. With three master suites, this house is ideal for larger families or couples traveling together. Architectural notes include cathedral ceilings, skylights, ceiling fans in every room and graceful columns surrounding the sunken living room and adjacent family room. This really is a wonderful house, with fine art, beautiful furniture, and a gourmet kitchen. Two of the suites feature king beds and walk-in closets, the third has a queen bed, and there is a giant bean bag chair that converts into a queen-sized bed in the family room (perfect for kids - or adults - it's really comfortable!), two inflatable queen mattresses, and even a Pack 'N Play for infants. There are five TVs (one in the family room, one in the breakfast nook, and small TVs in each of the bedrooms), three DVD players, a very large assortment of DVDs, several guide books on Kauai, two CD players and a surround-sound Bose system in the living and family rooms. One bathroom features a deep tub and another has a large step-down shower and double sinks. We are the closest house to the path to Queen's Bath and the beautiful waterfalls you pass on the walk down to the ocean - through a gorgeous tropical jungle!

Location is Everything! Hale Pukana La is located on a quiet cul-de-sac above Queen’s Bath, a natural lava pool filled with tropical fish and protected from ocean currents during low tide. The path to Queen’s Bath runs from the property. It is less than half a mile to the St. Regis Resort with incredible restaurants, a nice bar, breathtaking views, and a gorgeous beach which is open to the public. World-class golf, tennis, island entertainment and idyllic sandy beaches are nearby. There are miles of hiking and bike trails, wildlife refuges and botanical gardens. You can arrange for a private guided jungle hike, waterfall excursion, jeep adventure or helicopter tour. A large playground and the beautiful Princeville library are less than a mile away. The Princeville Shopping Center provides groceries, movie rentals, shops and dining for all tastes. We also have a housekeeper who lives right in Princeville, so she is available to quickly address any issues.

The Fabulous Fun Closet - We Offer Something For Everyone!: What is a “fun closet”? It is where we keep all sorts of fun items for your vacation enjoyment: coolers, boogie boards, snorkel sets, a surf board, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella, a few bicycles, portable grill, beach bags and mats, plastic glasses for the beach, travel mugs, beach toys, and other items. (The beach items and bikes are kept in the garage.) We also have free WIFI, lots of board games, chess sets, playing cards and puzzles in the dining room closet, and a hammock and gas grill available for your use at the house. There are five TVs (one in the family room, one in the breakfast nook and small TVs in each bedroom), three DVD players, a large assortment of DVDs, a few music CDs, a Hawaiian cook book, lots of novels to borrow, and a few tourist books on Kauai. Items do change due to guest use, but the number of fun items only increases over time! This will save you time, energy and money - no need to bring these items from home or rent them on the island!

We also provide free high speed wireless internet. There is a nice desk in one of the master bedrooms, complete with a printer and copier just in case you have to do a little work while in paradise (like I sometimes do...!). There is a gourmet kitchen complete with a Belgium waffle maker, coffee grinder, crock pot, high end cookware, vegetable steamer, blenders, a double oven, and two rice cookers. Eat in the formal dining room or in the kitchen nook. We also have a large gas grill, seating for eight, and a comfortable hammock outside. There is a Jacuzzi tub in one of the bathrooms and a step down shower in another. Hale Pukana La caters to many tastes - with something for everyone! This is paradise!

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Anna Graves (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Anna Graves

Our family loves to travel - but there is no place we love more than Kauai! My husband and I stayed on Kauai on our honeymoon, took a timeshare tour to get discounts on helicopter rides, kayak rentals, horseback excursions, etc., and wound up buying the timeshare. We returned to Kauai every year after that and realized we loved it so much, we had to buy a house on the North Shore. A few months later we became the delighted owners of Hale Pukana La in Princeville. It is a magical place and we know you will love it as much as we do!

Anna Graves purchased this house in 2005

Reviews

4.9
based on 63 traveler reviews

Paradise Found! Light, Spacious, Airy-Custom Ocean Bluff Home w/ 3 Master Suites
average rating of 4.9206347 based on 63 reviews
Monterey CA
5

Luxury home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Hale Pukana La was very comfortable and luxurious. Its location was excellent...right by the Queen's Bath trailhead but sheided from activity there by a retaining wall. Across the street is a fine spot from which to view the sunset. It's also convenient to Princeville restaurants and centrally located on Kauai's north shore. The kitchen was very well equipped, and there was a good supply of beach gear in the garage. Only additional thing I could have wanted was a covered lanai in the back yard, but the table umbrella enabled us to have shady alfresco breakfasts.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wonderful location for our trip

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. The listing description was very accurate and a beauriful location to the water. We were attending a destination wedding for my nephew (my sister's youngest son). The ceremony was at Tunnels beach and reception - catamaran cruise off the southern coast of Kauai.

The accommodation were perfect for my family- son, girlfriend, daughter, her husband, my husband and myself. It was convenient to all the attractions we wanted to see, easy to have breakfast together and actually cooked several dinners at home. The gas grill is new and worked like a charm.

We had some birthdays to celebrate during our stay and our host provided several restaurants that we might like based on our requirements. We were not disappointed in her suggestions.

I would definitely come back and stay here on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Hale Pukana La! What a beautiful place! Thank you to Hugh and Anna! I think one of the highlights for me personally was going down the trail by the house in the mornings and watching the sea turtles come in with the tide so the location of the house was ideal. I'm sure if we had stayed elsewhere, we would've visited Queen's Bath are only once but since we were so close, I loved going down a few times and watching turtles. I could've watched them all day! We stayed in a nice home on Oahu but it was pretty cramped quarters so when we got to Hale Pukana La we were all in heaven with so much room! Thank you again! We truly loved Kauai and our accommodations were such a big part of that!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snohomish, WA
5

Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights with my elderly in-laws, young adult daughter, wife and myself. The house is in a great location in Princeville; handy to everything we wanted to do; Restaurants and shopping a short drive (or bike ride) away. If you like to run/jog/walk there are ample local trails around the adjacent golf course. The home is spacious, very well decorated, and comfortable... it was especially well suited for my elderly father in-law who finds stairs and other obstacles a challenge. There is lots of beach/play equipment ready to use which is a bonus. I know the home description has most of those details, and home lives up to its billing. Will definitely consider staying here again next time we visit Kaui'i.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in Hale Pukana La for a week to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary. There were 12 of us in the home and found it very accommodating. It was great to have space enough to gather and hangout, but also our own spaces so as not to feel crowded. The backyard and BBQ were wonderful, and we found ourselves out there eating or visiting nearly every night. The location is prime, being literally at the trailhead for Queens Bath. We hiked down to the lava bed nearly every day to watch the waves, swim in a pool or watch the sunset. For those that didn't want to hike down, there was a great empty grass lot about 100 yards away that overlooked Queens Bath and the ocean. It was pretty spectacular. The owner was great to work with and the maintenance person was super responsive when we did have a little house issue that needed to be addressed. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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One of the finest rental homes, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? This house is amazing! My family and I just enjoyed a magical vacation on Kauai and we stayed at Hale Pukana La for all 8 days. First, let me begin by saying that Anna, the home owner, could not have been more helpful. She answered MANY emails with zillions of questions regarding the condition of the home, amenities of the home, general location, popular beaches, restaurants and shopping nearby. In addition, this home offers a local housekeeper that lives nearby. She is available to arrange cleanings during your stay. She is also able to answer any questions about the house or services in the area.

Anna provided us with a list of her favorites. Favorite beaches, shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants etc. It was very useful for us, especially for great places near the house.

The house is has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This worked perfectly for my family of 5. Two couples had their our bedroom and the 5th person had their own bedroom and bathroom. The beds (two kings, one queen) are newer and very comfortable. Each bathroom was complete with its own toilet and shower/tub.

In addition to privacy, we had plenty of space. There are separate living spaces for the living room, dining room and kitchen nook. This allowed us to eat, play board games or watch tv without interruption.

I was impressed to see the inside of the home was free of pests. We didn’t see any bugs, geckos or spiders inside the home. Speaking of pests, there is one thing to mention. Kauai is saturated with feral chickens. You literally see them everywhere. Although they are often endearing (you’ll see lots of mothers with baby chicks) they can be quite disruptive too. The roosters can crow at all hours of the night, the neighborhood this home is in is no exception. Although I’m sure this is true anywhere you stay on Kauai. We heard the roosters the first night of our stay, the following nights we turned on the fans in our rooms and we didn’t have any problems sleeping.

Finally, this home is located in a premium spot. Princeville is one of the nicest towns in Kauai. This neighborhood specifically is one of the finest. We met many of the neighbors in the surrounding homes and many of them were residents. They recommended a few nice walking paths and coffee spots nearby. The home sits near the end of a cul-de-sac. From the end of the cul-de-sac there is a lovely view of the ocean, the bluff actually overlooks Queens Bath. From this point we could see sea turtle

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Mahalo! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. Anna
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Welcome to Paradise! From the house you can easily walk to Queen's Bath, a unique, naturally-formed lava pool filled with tropical fish, or drive to gorgeous nearby beaches or the charming, artistic town of Hanalei. Local activities include golf at the famed Princeville courses, swimming, surfing, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, zodiac tours of the majestic Na Pali coast, tennis, boating, whale watching (Dec - May), kayaking on the placid waters of the Wailua River, helicopter tours, wind surfing and zip-lining. Golfers know that the Prince Course is rated by many as the No. 1 course in Hawaii, and the newly renovated Makai Course is getting rave reviews since it reopened! Other attractions include many wonderful restaurants, local artists, historic Hawaiian sites, stunning sunsets, breathtaking waterfalls, traditional luaus, and visits to Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the the Pacific. Your vacation here is limited only by your imagination!

Other Activities: The house is truly beautiful with fine art, comfortable furniture and a wonderful location. Here are some extras that set us apart:

*We have a housekeeper who lives in Princeville, so she is readily available if there are any unexpected problems.

*We have a large kitchen stocked with all sorts of items which allow you to be a gourmet chef while on vacation, including a variety of spices, oils and salts. There are local farmers' markets all over the island to supply - and inspire! - you.

*We provide a full size washer and dryer, detergent and bleach for your use, and an ironing board and iron for those nights you will be visiting one of the incredible local restaurants. We recommend Bar Acuda, the Hanalei Dolphin, Bouchon, Neide's Salsa and Samba, and Postcards for dinner, Hanalei Gourmet, Tropical Taco, Bubba's Burgers, and The Mediterranean Gourmet for lunch, and the Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe for breakfast. Live music - and great drinks - are featured several nights a week at Tahiti Nui.

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Rates & Availability

Princeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 20 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$309
$2,109
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,969
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$329
$2,249
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$279
$1,899
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,969
 
 
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$319
$2,199
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
$2,029
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$349
$2,399
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$289
$1,969
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
HAway Payments fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $400
Reservation Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are for the time periods indicated and are subject to change until a contract is signed. Hawaii State Tax of 13.42% is payable on the rent charge only. Hale Pukana La operates under Hawaii Tax ID No. W72623163.

A charge of 2.5% (for US credit cards) and 3.75% (foreign credit cards) is added for payments made via HomeAway Payments.

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Amenities

Kauai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Step-down Shower, Double Sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Connecting bath with Jacuzzi tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Connecting bath with double sinks and step-down shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Connecting bath with shower.
  • Hale Pukana La has three master suites, two with king beds and one with a queen. There is a giant bean bag chair which converts into a queen bed in the family room (perfect for kids or adults - it's really comfortable!), two inflatable queen mattresses, and a deep and really comfortable sofa (plus three other couches as well). We also have a Pack 'N Play for infants. Two of the berooms have walk-in closets and all three have en suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own TV and two have DVD players.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 5 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WE OFFER THE FAMOUS FUN CLOSET. What is a “fun closet”? It is where we keep all sorts of fun items for your vacation enjoyment: coolers, boogie boards, snorkel sets, surf board, three bikes, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella, beach toys, bags and mats, portable grill, plastic glasses for the beach, travel mugs for warm beverages, and other items. (The beach items are kept in the garage.) There are five TVs (one in each bedroom, one in the breakfast nook and one in the family room), three DVD players, lots of DVDs, a few music CDs, a Hawaiian cook book, many novels, and several tourist books on Kauai that are available for guests. We also have lots of board games, chess sets, playing cards and puzzles in the dining room closet, free WI-FI, a large gas grill, and a hammock available for your use while at the house. Items do change due to guest use, but the number of fun items only increases over time. This will save you from needing to bring or rent these items!

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