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Luxurious Oasis - Decorated and Furnished as a 2nd Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,874 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Comfortable luxury at an awesome price – exclusive insider’s guide to Kauai included with stay!

ALOHA: We extend a big Aloha to you, our guests and hope you enjoy our second home as if it was yours. Our condo is appointed as a home not a rental as we spend much of the year here and open it to select guests the balance of the time. We find it ever so comfortable and want you to enjoy it as much as we do so, once your book your stay, we give you our special insider’s guide to the island with local tips and tricks for making the most of your stay in Kauai.

If you are reading this you may already know what a wonderful place the North shore of Kauai is.

Our complex Nihilani lies just a short walk from Queen's bath, the Makai Golf Club, whale watching, Hideaways Beach, and the St. Regis at Princeville Resort. Princeville itself is just a short drive to the gorgeous beaches, great shopping and gourmet restaurants of Hanalei. Further around toward the end of the road lie Haena and the beaches of Lumahai, Tunnels and Ke'e.

GOLF: Between the perennial top five in the state of Hawaii and top 50 in the United States Prince Course and the more user friendly 27 holes of the Makai Golf Club there is a golf outing to suit anyones desire or daring. Both designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr.

TRANSPORTATION: Princeville is about 45 minutes from Lihue Airport. You'll want to rent a car as we have our own garage for parking. If not, a taxi runs about $90/$110.

KID FRIENDLY: When we visit we often come with extended family and find that our condo suits that purpose well. We have a three year old and all of my six siblings all have children so we have made the condo as kid friendly as possible. There are board games, beach toys, DVD/Blue Ray library, PaknPlay, high chair, snorkel equipment, bodyboards, beach mats, toddler and infant toys and baby gates and cabinet locks (if necessary). All of this “gear” is nicely packed away so if you don’t have kids, you would never know it’s there.

LIVING AREA and LOWER LANAI: We find our living area very comfortable with a U-shaped sofa and coffe table facing a 42' HD LCD TV. There is a Blue Ray player and good size library of movies. Giant picture windows open to the lower covered lanai where we enjoy evening outdoor drinks at the teak table that has seating for four or more. Late at night is good star watching as we face away from the rest of the complex and across the way is a large thicket of gorgeous local foliage between us and the next complex. Although we do get the benefit of hearing the calming running water sounds of their extensive entry waterfalls.

DINING AREA and KITCHEN: Leading in from the living space is an 8.5' French farmhouse table with bench seating on one side (helpful for kid seating). There are four barstools around the kitchen island for casual dining and hanging out. Across from the dining area is a buffet that is filled with kid toys, puzzles and board games. There is also a small game table next to the dining room that has checkers, chess, chinese checkers and backgammon built into it.

POOL AREA and BBQ: Nihilani has the most stunning pool area of any condo property on the Island. We love that we are just a short walk away yet just far enough so we never hear any noise from the pool area. That short walk comes in handy when you are grilling also!

Keywords: townhome, hale, vacation home, condo, vacation rental

More Details

Tim Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Tim Smith

In 2001 my wife and I met while she was vacationing here from New York. A year later I moved to New York to be with her provided that we move somewhere with surfable coastline and NO WINTER before the start of the third winter. She kept her end of the bargain and then some. Now we are in Marina del Rey, CA. In 2005 we returned and had our 'surfer wedding' on the beach at Pinetrees and the reception at the restaurant we met at that I used to manage. Years later after my Mother died of Mesothelioma, the small settlement we received allowed us to fulfill our dream of owning a place on the North Shore of Kauai - the most beautiful place on earth.

Tim Smith purchased this condo in 2009

Why Tim Smith chose Kauai

When we bought in 2009 we looked at every property available in Princeville. Nihilani was the newest and best designed property around. The unit we found was barely lived in and only a few years old. Every other place we looked at looked so lived in and worn down, but this place was perfect. The upstairs downstairs layout makes it really feel like a single family home.

What makes this condo unique

Unlike other rentals, ours is furnished and decorated as a second home, not a rental unit. You will find the first class furnishings, kitchenware and decor that we enjoy on our many vacations to Princeville. Our unit is perfect for young children and comes stocked with a PaknPlay, baby gates, and a strap on high chair as well as infant and toddler toys. Rainy day? No problem, avail yourself to our extensive DVD/Blue Ray collection, board games or reading library.


Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1874 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , walk in closet
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Office with single bed and trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite with walk in closet, lanai, reading nook, master bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen Beds (2), Child Beds (1) in the den is a day bed and trundle that sleeps two. Also there is a full size air mattress., Baby Cribs (1) PaknPlay
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pak n Play, baby gates, board games, infant and toddler toys and books, air mattress, beach toys,


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Oasis - Decorated and Furnished as a 2nd Home
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews
Berlin Center, OH

Great location and just the right size complex

  • 5 of 5

Our stays over the last 4 yrs of Tim Smith's Nihilani condo have been great.

It's quiet, clean, comfortable beds, close to the pool and hottub, plenty of beach toys and sure is nice to have a 2 car garage to keep the sand and dirt out of the condo!!!!! But most important Tim is easy to work with and if anything needs repaired or tweaked he's right on it.

A great place to call home away from home in Paradise USA.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conquering Kauai!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean & spacious. The home was close to pool & trash drop off. Towels

a plenty! Loved the washer/dryer and ability to eat in when we wanted; saved $$ and had private eating time with family as a result. HIGHLY recommend you book this place - it was terrific!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this property! It was so close to the pool area so we could walk there every evening after our daily exploring. The 3 bedrooms plus the day bed in the office were just perfect for our family needs so everyone had their privacy. It was pretty centrally located so that most of the things we wanted to do were within 20 minutes or less driving time. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of pans, mixing bowls, and cooking utensils. It was very comfortable and it was kid-friendly. The beach chairs were a lifesaver! Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home for our family to enjoy while we visited Kauai. Everything we needed (except consumables) was provided and Tim did a great job communicating with us previous to our stay and provided lots of helpful hints. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for our family of 6. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of family, lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time at Tim's house. We were seven members of extended family and there was room for all that love and laughter. The house is well designed and very near the beautiful swimming pool which was a great pleasure. The kitchen was more than up to the chaos created with several cooks operating at the same time. We older members especially appreciated the beach chairs that were available for use when we went snorkeling at nearby beaches. Thank you, Tim, for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay in Princeville

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time back to Kauai and this property did not disappoint. Tim was very helpful and quickly responded to our calls. The townhome was exactly as the pictures displayed - well appointed, very spacious, great location ( near St. Regis, close to shops, beaches, pool and BBQ). The beach toys and equipment were a bonus especially being able to park in the garage. We will definitely be coming back and hopefully be able to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
CJ's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Makai Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kamehameha Hwy 54
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kauai Grill
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Car: necessary

Whale watching nearby. Only a short walk to Queen Emma's Bath, St. Regis Hotel, Westin, Hideaways Beach and Hanalei Beach at the St Regis Hotel. Close to the amazing Hanalei Bay and world class surfing, paddling, kayaking, fishing, sightseeing, hiking etc.


Rates & Availability

Princeville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jun 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season '17
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.41%

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