|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 2017.
Probably the best location in Nihilani - out the door and 35 feet to the swimming pool/recreation complex entrance.
Tax Registration Numbers Follow (Must be posted on web site per Hawaii State Law)
Temporary Accommodations: TA -130-879-8976-01 Current as of 9/2016 No expiration
General Excise Tax: GE -130-879-8976-01 Current as of 9/2016 No expiration
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 and (one) High Chair for the little ones, and tons of puzzles and games for the whole family. Also check Den closets for puzzles and games.
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 square 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.
Hawaii Tax ID for TAT and General Excise Tax W50926874-01. By State Law, this information must be shown on all VRBO listings.
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
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.
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.
John thought of everything for our needs. Plenty of Beach Chairs, Coolers, Boogie Boards, etc. Home is very comfortable and rooms are so everyone can have their own space. High quality furnishings! We will be back!
We did have a miscommunication with the Garage Code but John made it up for our inconvenience.
The lodging is located on the best side of the best island in Hawaii. The lodging was great but the location made our stay. It is a short drive to everything that we enjoyed doing while we were in Kauai. This list includes snorkeling, beaching, hiking, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.
This is a beautiful condo and we would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Thanksgiving in Kauai with our daughter, her husband and our two grandkids ages 5 and 12 was very much enhanced by our stay at this condo. Here are some specific comments:
1. The resort area where the condo is located is very well maintained, with lots of tropical plants. So even though the homes are close together, the overall impression is one of lush tropical beauty. There is a golf course which has a walking path winding around it, making it convenient to stroll around. The swimming pool is outstanding, and was literally across the street from the condo. It is located within an area with lots of tropical plants, large lava rocks, and a covered picnic area with a grill. There is also a hot tub, and we used it to warm up after swimming. Our grandkids used it at least once a day, and often twice. It was a real asset to our stay.
2. We loved the convenient location. It is just a few minutes away from the Princeville shopping center. The Foodland grocery store has an extensive take away selection of hot foods as well as the usual sandwiches and salads. And the shopping center also has several nice restaurants. The Hanalei beach area is also very close, and we found this to be by far the best/safest beach for ocean swimming especially with kids. That area also has a lot of related activities, like kayaking on the Hanalei River, surfing lessons, and a big assortment of cafes, ice cream/shaved ice places and some tourista shopping. We were there on many days.
3. The condo itself is outstanding, with lots of cool decorations and upscale amenities. I have to say that it is the nicest of any vacation rentals we have used! It is roomy, and has everything you need in the way of kitchen equipment. It was so helpful to have such things as beach chairs, cooler, boogie boards and bikes available to be able to take full advantage of the area. It has outstanding soundproofing. When upstairs, I could barely hear any noise from downstairs. The master bedroom was well-separated from the other section with the two adjacent bedrooms and the noise from two active grandkids was really muffled. With windows and doors open there is a bit of road noise and people walking by, but mostly quiet.
4. And finally, I have to say that our interactions with the condo owner, John, added so much to our Kauai experience. When he says to ask him about anything, he really means it! He obviously loves Kauai and is eager to share his knowledge. Just ask him about albatrosses!!!
We really enjoyed our week at John's Princeville condo. We were traveling with my husband and four year old, my sister, and my parents. We felt we had plenty of space. The pool was an excellent treat - we often had it to ourselves, and when others were there, they were friendly and fun to chat with. Also, it's quite low on the chlorine, so you don't feel dried out and smelly when you're done swimming! We also used the barbecue several nights and never had an issue. The master suite is fantastic, and the other two main bedrooms were good. The bunk room doesn't have a door - but it looks like there's a place to hang a sheet or something for privacy. John was very responsive and helped us out with questions while we were visiting. We enjoyed the collection of DVDs a bit, but didn't watch much TV. We never used (or needed) the AC.
We visited Hanalei, the Kilauea Fish House and the Kauai Juice Bar in Kilauea, lots of sunshine markets, Anini beach, massages at the St. Regis (were ok...not sure they're worth the price - mine was terrible my mom and sister enjoyed theirs) and the Botanical gardens by Ke'e beach. We loved the gentle breezes and the scattered, short rainstorms and rainbows, and the lush greenery along the highway and beaches. We've always spent our whole vacation in Poipu, and this time I'm so glad we ventured to the North shore!
My family spent 9 days in the condo and found it spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. Bedrooms upstairs keep downstairs for eating and socializing. The swimming pool is lovely and perfect for children. Close to everything. Very well-maintained development. We'd definitely come back.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Hawaii Temporary Accomodations Tax Registration Number is TA-130-879-8976-01. Our General Excise Tax Registration Number is GE-130-879-8976-01. You will find copies of our registration certificates in the Den of the condo on the inside wall to the right of the desk.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$250 + Tax|
|Insurance Minor Damage||$59 + Tax|
We give you a electrical credit of 25 Kilowatt Hours (KWH) per rental day, e,g,, 175 KWHs for a 7 day week. 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.