You'll think you're the first to rent this like new resort-style townhouse. This two-story condominium is an end unit with balconies and decks overlooking a tropical Hawaiian garden area giving you privacy and the feel of a free-standing home. The home was repainted in late 2013 inside. There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor and a separate den/office/game room with a queen sized sleeper sofa upstairs, as well as a conveniently located and separate laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer. You won't need to pack many clothes with this set up. Downstairs is a large kitchen with a round dining table that will fit 8 comfortably, as well as a relaxing living area with a new Flat Screen TV and DVD, and a half-bath to keep you from going up and down the stairs too much. A Brand New 2013 Chevrolet Traverse with seating for up to 8 is available with airport pickup and return included in the fee. See car in pictures.
The unit has central air-conditioning, but the ceiling fans throughout the house usually eliminate the need for A/C when you combine them with the daily tropical breeze. The Hawaiian air is so fresh. The master bedroom suite includes a Tommy Bahama bedroom set and a large relaxation area located inside next to the balcony. All bedrooms include an iHome AM/FM Clock Radio with an iPod docking station as well as broadband wireless internet service. The upstairs den/office/game room includes a printer/copier/scanner and Cable TV with DVD/VCR combo. There's also a collection of many movies (a special children's collection) and books to read as well. The home includes three separate lanai's/balconies, all excellent for relaxing with your morning coffee and a good book, or watching the sunset in the evening.
Keywords: Townhouse, Condominium, Beach House, Vacation Home, Rental Home
I am the first owner/occupant of this home and grew up in Palo Alto, California. I am a father of two grown daughters who also enjoy coming to Kauai as often as they can. I spent my career in various finance positions with technology companies in California.
The Owner purchased this townhome in 2006
I purchased this home after I discovered how beautiful and relaxing the Garden Island of Kauai really is. The North Shore of the island reminds me of Hawaii before it was commercialized and built up to be like many other cities in America. You won't find any tall buildings nearby, the traffic flows smoothly over a one-way, one-lane bridge down to Hanalei Bay and the entire island is filled with the Aloha spirit. It is a place you will want to return to as often as you can, some of my renters have done that several times.
This townhouse has unique views and gives you the feeling you are in a much larger home than the almost 1,900 square feet that it is. Across the street is the Makai golf course and a short drive away is the world famous Prince golf course. A mile away is the St. Regis (formerly Princeville) resort where you can enjoy being in one of the nicest resorts in the world. A 5-10 minute drive and you are at Hanalei Bay, ranked number one beach in America in the past. You have the choice of going into the old Hawaiian town of Hanalei with it's historical landmark buildings or going out to the ocean bluff where the brand new St. Regis resort includes modern architecture combined with luxury at its best. I sincerely hope you can experience the unique life style this area of Hawaii has to offer.
Talk about getting a five star place at a three star price! This home away from home is truly a tropical paradise. Never on a vacation have we felt such comfort and convenience. Perfect location for all of the best sites. The place was spotless and extremely well maintained. The owner was extremely friendly and had lots of advice on great places to visit near by. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a pleasant, relaxing, hassle free vacation!
We'd fallen in love with Kauai about 10 years ago and try to come back every few years. We've stayed at other communities, and this was our first time at Nihilani. This unit was just perfect for our family vacation. We had 8 people (5 adults, 3 kids) staying in the unit, and it was really perfect for us. There were enough beds (including the pull-out), enough chairs and, most importantly, enough nooks for a little escape when someone needed quiet time. The kids had a great time at the pool, too. The car fit everyone nicely, and was perfect for trips to Hanalei, Tunnels or Lydgate. Jim was very responsive. The on-island manager was a little less so, but the few things I tried to contact her about were minor (because the unit is kept in great shape) and didn't impact our trip. I highly recommend this unit (and have already sent out this link to several friends looking to go to Kauai). Next time we are back, we'll be looking to stay here again. Mahalo, Jim!
My Husband and I had the most enjoyable time, This was our first tropical trip anywhere and this home had everything we needed, space, toys, beach toys, a car, ice chests, you really just show up with your luggage, grab some groceries and you are good to go. We will be back. We had the time of our lives .
Misty and Brian, May 2015
Family of 3 adults and 2 kids stayed comfortably in this wonderful airy, quiet, and peaceful condo. This location is perfect! You're walking distance to Queens Bath for sunset and other semi-secret beaches in Princeville where you can find sea life you won't see many other places. Also close to my favorite town, Hanalei Bay, and of course the rest of the north shore which is just paradise, and just 5 minutes away from the best ziplining experience on the island (must do). An added bonus for our family of 5 was having a small SUV to not only get us around the island, but pick up and drop off to the airport - making this trip seamless and perfect. Your place is wonderful, Jim. We will be back!
Family of 5 adults met in Hawaii for vacation. Kauai was our final island visited, had a wonderful time, location of this house is excellent for seeing the sites and relaxing. Everything you could need and want was available either at the house or able to get at stores very close by. Beautiful home in a great location.
Just reviewing photos from our trip in Sept. and had to share our wonderful experience staying here. From start to finish a 5 star experience. As for the accomodation itself, I can only say "ditto" to the other reviewers comments. There were 3 couples in our group (3 sisters and their spouses) and the townhome was very comfortable and spacious. Everything we needed was amply available; bicycles, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach mats, towels and more. We have stayed in seveal different condo's both on Kauai and the other Islands and based on the ease of the airport pickup to the ammenities included at the townhome, this is the best overall. The townhome is convenient to the pool and bar-be-que area; just a gorgeous setting for sunset steak dinners. We liked it so much that we had two dinners there. I would add that you can hike to a couple of awsome beaches from the townhome - Hideaways and Queen's Bath. Not for the timid, the actual trails down to the beaches are challenging (I'm over 70 though and would do it again).
Kayaking the Hanalei River is very convenient and peaceful, and Snorkling was great, best was at Tunnels, but parking there is chllenging to say the least. One of the highlights of the trip was a sunset cruise off the Na Pali Coast on Kauai's Sa Tours "Lucky Lady" catamaran. A bit of a drive to Port Allen to pick up the cuise, but well worth the time and cost.
Movie set sightseeing tours, helicopter rides, ziplining, plantation tours, waimea grand canyon, large park and recreation areas nearby, new miniature golf course completed in 2011. Championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 1971, the Makai course just finished a multi-million dollar renovation in 2010 and Golf Digest rated the Prince course as 'Hawaii's No. 1 Golf Course.” The course is actually within walking distance of the home.