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It's All About The View! Remodeled Oceanfront Condo located on the East Shore.

Bedrooms 1
Space 740 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Enjoy the comfort of our remodeled and tastefully decorated one-bedroom, one bath condominium. Imagine being 75 steps from a mile long golden sand beach on the east shore of Kauai. From your private lanai with unobstructed views of the pacific ocean, you can watch the incredible sunrises and listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean.

Our condominium is a Non-Smoking corner unit on the 2nd floor that has been completely remodeled. Custom-made cherry cabinets and granite counter tops have been installed in our fully equipped kitchen. Porcelain tiles grace the entry, bathroom and kitchen areas. The bathroom has a large tiled walk-in shower.

Besides the new additions, the condo comes with all the amenities listed above. Added amenities include FREE SECURE WiFi internet connection, HD TV with On-demand, beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and tennis rackets for your use during your staying at our condominium.

The Pono Kai resort is a non-smoking property. The resort provides a front desk that is open 24 hours a day. There is onsite free parking. Each building has a coin-operated laundry facility and an elevator. The grounds are beautifully maintained with extensive grass areas, herb garden so you can pick fresh herbs for your meals and a Koi pond. For your convenience, there is an activities desk so you can arrange for your island adventures. Each Thursday and Sunday morning a 'tour operator' presentation is hosted at the pool area (highly recommended) and you may even win a two-for-one excursion. A workout room has also been added as well as a 5-mile all-purpose path which follows the coastline just steps outside the resort. There are a pool/spa area and 2 tennis courts and many other on-property activities.

Come enjoy a stay in paradise!!!

More Details

Shirley Cooney
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Shirley Cooney

We live in Marin County which is part of the San Francisco bay area. My husband & I are semi-retired. We have 2 grown children and 2 grandsons. We are very lucky to have our children and grandsons close by.

Shirley Cooney purchased this condo in 2001

Why Shirley Cooney chose Kapaa

The first time we came to Kauai was in 1971. We toured 4 of the islands and fell in love with the 'Garden Isle'.

We had friends who owned a condo at the Pono Kai Resort. We started renting their unit and spending many of our family vacations on Kauai.

We always hoped one day to buy a little piece of paradise. In 2001, our wish came true.

What makes this condo unique

The Pono Kai is centrally located on the east side of the island. This location is great for people who want to explore the island. The resort is conveniently located in the historical town of Kapaa. The condo is in walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The beach and a 5 mile walking/bike path is right out front of our condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the most beautiful Hawaiian floral gift that we found on arrival at your lovely home. It was totally unexpected, but a most thoughtful & sweet thing to do for us on our 25th wedding anniversary.

We've already taken a 1 hour Safari helicopter tour of the Nepali Coast & Waimea Valley & that's been the most exciting time we've had since Colorado. We've driven Southwest & Northwest & Kauai is lovely & pristine.

Your home is warm & welcoming and we're treating it as if it were our own - we're both fussy & clean nuts so everything is being kept clean & tidy.

Your furnishings, pictures and overall color scheme is perfect for this great island. The view from your balcony is so terrific - we watched the sunrise from there & it was delightful.

Thank you for the flowers & for making our stay a memorable one on the island of Kauai.
Sep 2014
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Kapaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , natural cherry vanity with granite counter tops.
  • remodeled with large walk-in shower (no tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A comfortable queen size bed in the bedroom / queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Each building has an elevator, 2 coin-operated washers and dryers, an outside propane BBQ and outside shower. A workout room was added in December 2010


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It's All About The View! Remodeled Oceanfront Condo located on the East Shore.
average rating of 4.8875 based on 83 reviews
Shelburne, VT

Kapaa Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Shirley’s & Tony’s condo at Pono Kai was just amazing. The condo was beautiful, clean and the kitchen had everything one would ever need. From the time we opened the door we felt right at home.

Walking to Big Save and the shops was so easy and close. People are so friendly and willing to help if needed.

The restaurants that were recommended were very helpful. We liked Dukes and the hula pie is to die for. We also liked Daddyo’s for breakfast. I never had or heard of loco moco but that was my breakfast of choice. Terry loved the waffles with six different fruits on top.

Sitting on the lanai or walking the boardwalk with the ocean right out front was the best view.

We are so happy and blessed to have had the privilege to stay at Pono Kai. Shirley called us to make sure we were happy and that everything was ok. You know right away that she cares and offered to help if need be.

Shirley and Tony again thank you for letting us spend 10 wonderful days in your condo. We are now home, but those memories and photos will stay with us.

Pat & Terry

Shelburne, VT

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fredericktown, OH

As hoped.

  • 5 of 5

Shirley thought of everything! Anything you could imaginned or need is planned for. From accommodations to activities she has it covered. The entire stay can only be defined as peacefully relaxing. Especially loved watching the sun rise followed by a quick dip in the warm ocean waters literally just outside the condo. It was everything we were hoping for and more.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bengough, Sask. Canada

2 weeks in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Best two weeks ever!

Condo was great, clean updated and close to everything. Shirley was great to deal with, and so were the managers Grace and Eric. Would come back in a heart beat. Olympic Cafe, Bubba’s Burgers and Scorpacciata Pizza, are very good to eat at, and all are a close walk to the condo. View from condo is amazing, and just steps to the beach, could not ask for anything better!!!!!

Bob & Deb Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Bob & Deb, Mahalo for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Kauai. We hope you will stay at our condo again. Shirley & Tony
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Comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in this comfortable and well equipped apartment .

Great location too with lovely cafes and food trucks close by and a beachside walking path . Highly recommended !

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The unit is beautiful, gorgeous kitchen, all amenities we needed, clean, and great view of the ocean. Shirley was immediately helpful when we couldn’t figure something out, and a great resource about the island. Would try to stay here again if we make it back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The right location for a first time visit to Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Since this was my first time in Kauai, I knew we would be driving to Ke'e Beach and Wiamea and everywhere in between. the location was the obvious choice to explore the island. We watched the sunrise everyday from the lanai. We rented bikes from Hele on Kauai bike rentals 808 822 4628, just steps outside the resort, and rode almost everyday on the bike path. Get the bikes with a rack on the back (ask for bungee cords) and the ice chests in the condo strap on easily. Beautiful scenery and great beaches right along the bike path, my favorite swimming spot was inside the jetty on the north end of Kealia Beach.

The condo is well stocked for the beach, 3 chairs, boogie boards, masks and snorkels. They only had two beach towels, so we bought a couple at Safeway.

Paco's Tacos for tacos, Bubba's Burgers for burgers, Scorpacciata Neapolitan Pizza for pizza and Wialua Shaved Ice were our favorites.

We shopped at Cost u less, Big Save, Safeway, Foodland, Hoku Foods Natural Market and the Wednesday farmers market. They all had something that was better priced than the others and it pays to shop around. We found there was a $20 difference in price on the Koloa rum between Safeway and Foodland. The best local coffee is at Hoku. If you go to the Wed Farmers Market, get there before it opens and scope out what you want, some stuff sells out in the first five minutes.

We got there about 2:45 and there was a group of Filipino women standing around the guy who had mango's. Nothing can be sold until 3 pm Sharp. As it got closer to 3:00 these women made a wall around the table, shoulder to shoulder, no one was going to get through. When the bell rang it's like a fumble in football, women are throwing elbows, pushing each other, shoving and grabbing at everything. As they were fighting with each other I reach between them and snatch a mango off the table. When I go to pay the guy, he says $1 and the women look at my beautiful mango and they say

"$1 !!! How did you get that mango from us!"

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lihue airport
Car: recommended

You will find our condominium at the Pono Kai, in the historic town of Kapaa, on a 12 acre beach front resort centrally located on the east shore in the historic town of Kapaa. We are only 15 minutes (8 miles) from Lihue Airport and shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. The north shore and south shore are approximately 35 minutes away from our location.

Other Activities: Lydgate Park, boogie boarding, restaurants, boating, kite surfing, rafting, shuffleboard, shopping, kayaking, paragliding and golf.

Golf: There are 10 golf courses on Kauai. The closest one to the Pono Kai is the municipal Wailua Golf Course.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one-time cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

$200.00 deposit is required to reserve the dates. Cancellations made 60 days prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund. Homeaway service fee is non-refundable. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the check-in date will forfeit all rents paid (cleaning fee will be refunded). If we are able to re-rent the condo so that we have no loss, we will waive the cancellation fee.
Payment in full is required if the reservation is made less than 60 days prior to the check-in date.
Minimum age to book the condo is 25.
Maximum number of people is 3.
TA & GE Tax ID # 027-128-0128-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.