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John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences.

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english

4 Bdrm, CLOSEST to the Pool, In Showroom Condition, See Reviews!

30 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Kauai Condo Rental Photos and Description

4 BdRm Townhouse (4th=Open Den w bunk beds), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

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 2015.

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 High Definition 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 concept living room/dining room/kitchen with center granite island creates a welcoming family environment. Solid granite kitchen counter tops/back splash and bamboo 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 17 - over 16 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. The bathroom has a tub/shower with adjustable shower wand.

You will have room for two cars in the garage - 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), 5 boogie boards, two beach coolers, and six Tommy Bahama sand chairs.

In the garage, you will find clothes lines for drying out beach towels and hanging things like wet swimming suits. There is a 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. We have over 300 quare feet of lanai space. 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 and have probably the most attractive landscaping of all the condo complexes on the north shore. 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.

Want to enjoy a great sunset; grab some beach chairs and towels and head down to the Hanalei beach by the Pier (south end). You have a great view of the Bali Hai mountains. Depending on time of year, the sun sets behind the mountains (winter) or over the Ocean (summer).

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. You will find the Makai Club Card for foodland discounts on the garage door opener key ring.

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 when we give you the condo unit number (at the time final payment is made) and directions to the condo.

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences. (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english

About John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences.

The Erwin's live very high up in the mountains of Colorado about 75 miles 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.

Most of the roads in our mountains are made of gravel and sand - during transition months, the roads get a bit muddy and this is when the Erwin's prefer to be in paradise.

John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences. purchased this condo in 2012

Why John Erwin - we prefer email over phone due to time zone differences. chose Kauai

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 two car garage - 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.

We have extras most condos don't provide - 6 Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs, 5 bogey boards, Two Bikes, Golf clubs, Beach Toys, all stainless steel kitchen, solid granite counter tops, three HD TVs and HD TV service, WiFi, free long distance, great location for pool access, etc., etc., etc.,

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.

What makes this condo unique

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. We just put in a new thick glass shower door in the MBR in May 2014.

Send us an inquiry and you can count on a response in one hour or less. We always include a price quote so there are no surprises. Our calendar is ALWAYS up to date.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

4 Bdrm, CLOSEST to the Pool, In Showroom Condition, See Reviews!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
rancho Santa Margarita, CA
5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival, there were labels and clear directions on every appliance in the home. This definitely did not feel like a condo, but a home. The interior was spotless and beautifully decorated! My granddaughters loved the pool and the pool area so much, that they were hoping to stay a month to enjoy it. Conveniently located to food land, Hanalei, and restaurants, we ate out every meal except breakfast. Beds were comfy, all interior was lovely, and the patios were a plus. Mahalo for a wonderful vacation with my two daughters and grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northridge, CA
5

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! It was clean upon arrival and lived up to its description. The owners were very responsive and communicated very well if there were any changes or issues that may have arose during our stay. The house is located in a beautiful area and was very close in proximity to where we needed to be. I would definitely stay here again. The pool was very convenient and just an overall lovely neighborhood.

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

great, amazing and very comfortably

  • 5 of 5

Our family (7people, aged 12-70) enjoyed every moment of our stay. We are used to spend active holiday and it was always so nice to come home after all day out. We enjoyed the pool and also a BBQ. We undertook trips to nearby and distant surroundings. We can recomanded to visit Kileau Lighthouse, Queen's bath, Anini beach. Courageous and inquisitive tourists can manage trip to Hanakapi'ai Falls, Waimea canyon or Poipu beach. Beautiful scenery and comfortable and quiet house are the biggest advantages of staying in this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful family from Eastern Europe. Handled English with grace and proficiency, payments on time and too immaculate care of condo. Cleaned linens final day and made beds - wow - what a pleasure this family (especially Hana) was to deal with.
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Even better than described

  • 4 of 5

The condo was huge and we stayed there with another family so had 7 of us staying there so comfortably. I loved how quiet the condo was and how sound did not carry between upstairs and downstairs. Don't bother bringing beach toys or snorkeling gear as everything you need for the beach is waiting for you in the garage. We did get a little lost getting there the first time and the trick is to turn at the huge fountain at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Street names were hard to find so it helps the first time to have GPS. We never walked to the beach from the condo and drove more than we anticipated but that was fine. The pool was amazing. We cooked a lot during our stay and the kitchen was deluxe and had everything we needed. The Erwin's were very responsive to all of our needs and answered every question immediately.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice guests - appreciate the comments about activities they enjoyed. Pleasure to work with this family - thanks Jessaca
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5

The Condo is and has everything you would want for a Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Condo is perfect for a family of 6-8 or for 3 couples. It is in immaculate shape and has everything you would want or need for both the condo and the beach. The location is probably the best in Nihilani as the swimming pool and BBQ are just across the street. As for John the owner he was absolutely great in communicating, providing information and above all letting us stay in his perfect home. One would find it almost impossible to be able to stay in an equivalent home in Princeville. Thanks to John and his family, we had the perfect vacation rental. Would we recommend this vacation rental, without question a resounding YES!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Great property. Very nice & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a great time in princeville. The property was very nice. John has everything there for your comfort. Beach chairs , sand toys etc. Wills day there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kelli - it was fun working with you. We do so hope your plans will bring you back one day. Mahalo Nui Loa for choosing the Erwin's condo for your stay. John
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue Airport, Lihue Kauai Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Go to Hanalei-Kalypso is great as is Ta Hiti Nui
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hanalei Beach and Beach Park
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Makai golf course
Nearest Train
None
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Ka Haku Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Princeville Shopping Center
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Haleakala on Maui - nothing on Kauai - no snow.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Anini Beach and Hanalei Beach
Car: recommended

We are located in the heart of Princeville with easy access to the Princeville center with shops, restaurants, grocery, banks, golf courses, walking trails, etc. We are a short drive to Hanalei Bay beaches and world famous Anini beach that is a great place for snorkeling. We are not far from Tunnels, Lumahai (movie South Pacific), and other famous beaches on the north shore of Kauai. the condo sits adjacent to this 102 unit condo complex pool so we have THE BEST LOCATION for easy access to the pool and hot tub and BBQ area. We also have a really cool miniature golf course about 2 miles away that was just built a year ago and resembles a Hawaii jungle environment. The movie The Descendents was filmed near here on Hanalei Bay. You can see the house that was used in the movie and the restaurant Ta Hiti Nui and meet the singers in the movie. Ta Hiti Nui is a great bar/dinner location in the center of Hanalei as is the Kalypso restaurant with open air dining. And you can see a Taro farm on the way down to Hanalei. The World Class hardwood botanical garden Na Aina Kai is only a few miles south of Princeville. Before you arrive, we will provide directions to Costco and Walmart so you can stock up on supplies, maybe pick up a snorkel and mask and get all this done before the 29 mile drive north to Princeville. Want to ride a Zip Line - we have the biggest Zip on the island of Kauai not far from us. Want to ride a Helicopter - you can do so right out of the Princeville airport - only 3 miles from us. Want to have a sunset drink at the 5 star St. Regis Resort Hotel - that is just a 1 mile stroll and part of this is on Ka Haku road that borders the edge of the ocean with fabulous view of the coral reef. You might see some turtles feeding on algae just below you or (in winter months) see some whales playing or breeching in the ocean.

Please be alert to fraudulent listings. At one point, we found a listing on Craigslist for our condo. It was not us but some overseas crook. We only take money via credit card or eCheck - we never request money via wire or money order (unless there is no other option). Do not ever rent a property like ours without first verifying the owner's identity. We are only too happy to accept a phone call if you need to verify who we are. Call John at 970-531-4603 Check us out - our primary home is in Fraser, Colorado and you should find our address as Box 666 or 560 County Road 8300. My google email is johnlovessnow@gmail.com.

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Rates & Availability

Princeville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016-17
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$219
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Insurance Minor Damage $59 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

We give you a electrical credit of 25 Kilowatt Hours per day. If you want to use the Central Air Conditioning, that is your option but you will likely exceed the 25 KWH credit. We will bill you for excess electrical usage after your stay or if we have a damage deposit, we will deduct it from the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kauai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Double Granite top vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Buddy Bath shared with Queen Bdrm and Twin Bdrm
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5 Bathrooms. Full Deluxe bath in MBR with granite counter top, private toilet, full shower and soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom has nitestands and custom closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , One nite stand, walk in custom closet with Pack N Play
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The King Bdrm 2 nitestands, sitting rm & ottoman & dresser.
    Bedroom 4 - open Den - 2 twin/ single , Opens to hallway - intended for children 12 and younger
  • King size beds (1) In MBR, Queen size Beds (1) In bedroom two, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in bedroom three, Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play, Bunk Beds (1) in Bedroom 4 - this is a Den - these bunk beds are for children up to but not beyond age 16.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Great location - so easy to get to and from the pool...just walk across the street and you are there. Fantastic landscaping gives you privacy on you lanai and both upstairs Lanais have views of the Bali Hai Mountains. We are THE condo that is closest to the Pool and BBQ's

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