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Garden Island Paradise: Quiet, Comfort, and AC . . with a true feeling of Aloha!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,192 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean View Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

E komo mai! Welcome to paradise on the magical North Shore of Kauai. My 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ocean and golf course view condo in the favored #2 building at Emmalani Court is the perfect place to call home during your stay on the Garden Island. Unlike many vacation rentals and hotels in the islands, you will know you are in Hawaii while you are here. My condo is adorned with Hawaiian quilts and pillows, shells, and art. It is bright and airy, spacious and comfortable, with a degree of quiet and privacy not usually found in condos. The entire unit has air conditioning, although 360 days of the year you will find that nature provides the best possible airflow with our wonderful Hawaiian trade winds. The 9 foot high floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors ensure gorgeous views of the ocean from your California King bed in the master bedroom as well as from your private lanai (balcony patio), and the incredibly comfortable swivel recliner chairs at the end of the living room. The endless green of the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course, dotted with native hala tress, fills your view from the kitchen and dining area on through the rest of the living room. Bird and nature lovers will especially appreciate the native nenes (the world’s rarest geese, who live here year-round) and albatross that nest and socialize right outside the windows.

The second bedroom features 2 single beds which can also be placed together and covered with a foam pad to make a king size bed (linens available for both arrangements). The hand-crafted beautiful desk of local kamani wood faces the windows, where you can catch up with family, friends, and work (if you absolutely must!) while soaking in a view of tropical plants and Mt. Namolokama, the majestic peak which rises above Hanalei Bay. Both bathrooms have shower/tubs (jacuzzi tub in master bathroom). Pocket doors make it possible to close the second bed/bath area from the rest of the unit, if you so desire. This is the perfect arrangement for 2 couples or 3 generations traveling together. In the spacious entry hall you will find a large washer and dryer for your use.

The kitchen includes full oven, refrigerator, microwave, a set of sharp knives, and everything else you might need should you choose to cook. We provide locally grown Kauai coffee and a complete assortment of spices for your enjoyment. I taught an organic gardening class at our local elementary school and would be happy to provide you with a bouquet of my homegrown herbs. I am also a jeweler. Just come by my workshop in Haena (20 minutes from Princeville) to receive a free pair of earrings or necklace. Another little something extra I provide is a wide assortment of pillows to suit any preference. I have down and down-alternative in both soft and firm, king and standard, a body pillow, and neck rolls. I truly want to make this your best vacation ever. Just let me know how I can help and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

I have lived in Haena, at the end of the road on the North Shore of Kauai, for 2 decades. When I decided to share my love of this garden paradise by buying a vacation rental in Princeville, I waited until a second floor unit in the #2 building of Emmalani Court became available. The second floor has by far the best views of the ocean and far more privacy and quiet. Emmalani Court has the envied reputation of being the hidden jewel of Princeville. It is small (just 46 units), quiet, has an excellent location, and a cleaner, fresher appearance and feel than most other complexes. In addition to a pool, hot tub, and 2 grills, Emmalani Court is lucky to have an on-site manager. He's on the spot to help in the unlikely event of a maintenance issue. Covered parking (out of the sun and rain) is another advantage. Located within easy walking distance of the famous St. Regis Hotel (formerly the Princeville Hotel), with its gourmet restaurants and unbeatable sunset views, Emmalani Court also has easy access (3 minute walk) to the ocean bluff near the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course. Locals and visitors alike love to stroll to this spot to watch the sunset, often accompanied by a glass of wine or a slice of pizza carried from home. This is an experience you should definitely take advantage of at the beginning of your stay. (Please check to see if the golf course still allows this.) I guarantee you’ll be tempted to savor the sunsets here every evening of your stay!

I know you will have a wonderful vacation here on Kauai, and I look forward to welcoming you to my island home. Aloha!

More Details

Owner
Margaret Gill
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2017

About Margaret Gill

I have lived in Haena on the North Shore of Kauai for two decades, and in the Hawaiian Islands for three. I earned my Master's in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hawaii on Oahu in the early '90s. I sailed the South Pacific for 3 years before settling in Haena on Kauai. My 2 sons were born and raised here. Both attended Hanalei Elementary School, where I taught an organic gardening class to K through 6th grade. In addition, I have made jewelry for the past 30 years, and, now that the kids are older, I'm finally able to indulge my love of gems and jewelry through house parties and visitors to my workshop, in addition to my website.

Margaret Gill purchased this condo in 2012

Why Margaret Gill chose Princeville

Emmalani Court is the hidden jewel of Princeville--quiet and well-maintained, with beautiful views of the golf course, and the ocean from some of the units (including mine!). Being on the second floor means you don't have to listen to every step of the people upstairs, and allows for views of the ocean from your lanai, and even the master bed!

What makes this condo unique

I had been looking for a vacation rental to buy off and on for years, but when I found Emmalani Court, and specifically the second floor of the #2 building, I knew nothing else would do. I love the peaceful quiet of this complex and the way the unit pulls the beautiful views right into the space. Even though you're in a condo complex in a resort area, you feel like you're alone in your own private slice of paradise. Everything else looked dark after seeing this. I think you'll appreciate the difference once you have stayed here as well. The arrangement of the rooms is also well-suited to many different combinations of people: one or two couples, a group of friends, a family, even 3 generations traveling together: grandparents, adult children and one or two grandchildren. The location is perfect both for adventurers who look forward to spending every possible moment outside exploring the endless beaches, mountains, and valleys of the island, as well as those who prefer to take it easy while enjoying the view of native birds and breaching humpback whales right from the comfort and privacy of their home away from home. Everything you need is right here, mostly within walking distance, and the beauty of Kauai flows right into your living room.

Amenities

Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub/shower in Master Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , or 1 king
  • California king bed in Master Bedroom, which opens directly to private lanai (balcony/patio) with table and chairs. Second bedroom has 2 single beds which can be placed together, covered with a foam pad, and made into a king-size bed. Linens available for both. Please advise in advance if you would like king configuration so we can prepare it for you.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are happy to connect you with local services from providers we can vouch for, including massage therapists (in the condo or at their place of business), private chefs, the best local kayak company, and a wide variety of activities providers.

Reviews

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Garden Island Paradise: Quiet, Comfort, and AC . . with a true feeling of Aloha!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Scenic view, quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week on our honeymoon in a quiet beautifully maintained condo in Princeville Kauai. The owner, Margaret Gill has a comfortable, nicely appointed 2 bedroom condo overlooking the beautiful golf course and you can see the ocean from your view in the living room. We loved getting up to have coffee first thing in the morning watching the sun rise. Luckily, the complex is not inundated with chickens and roosters, which seem to be everywhere you go lol, but occasionally we could hear them in the distance. We had a very comfortable stay and plan on returning again because we loved the island and enjoyed our stay so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

exquisite home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and we felt at home and comfortable in every way. It is perfect for getting to any beach in the Hanalei area and you will find all the amenities you need for your excursions. Pick up your snorkel at CostCo in Lihue and you are set to go.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb property with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay in Margaret's lovely condo. The views are spectacular as you walk into her warmly decorated unit. Immediately it felt like a home away from home. Margaret goes above and beyond in making sure her guests feel like home. She provides much more than most rental units. The kitchen is fully stocked. She provides coffee! The bathrooms not only have shampoo, conditioner, and soap, but also q-tips and cotton balls. There is complimentary Hawaiian soap and lotion. All the rooms have flashlights. There is an extra fan in the spare room in addition to the ceiling fans. The a/c, if needed, works very well on a low setting. There are luggage racks so you don't need to strain your back. Margaret is very considerate and thoughtful in these details. The location is convenient to many wonderful beaches in the North shore. She gives you a local's guide to the area which I found very useful. The sunset view from the golf course is unparalleled. Overall, a fantastic place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our best vacation rental experience ever! Margaret is the perfect host, making every effort to increase the comfort of her guests with lovely furnishings and linens, treats, beach equipment, etc. Plus the condo is spotlessly clean, with a wonderful view. Very quiet and convenient location. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, Jane and Michael, for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the day of rain! I look forward to your return. Mahalo, Margaret
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Very well equipped and comfortable, with extras.

  • 4 of 5

Quite spacious with lovely outlook, this condo provided us with a very comfortable home for the week we were on Kauai. Thoughtful touches were throughout the condo - beach bags, beach towels and chairs as well as body boards; books on the island and suggestions of activities and restaurants. The complex is very well maintained with a great pool and BBQ area. It provided us with a very quiet place to relax and enjoy. We would recommend this complex and this condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, well appointed, beautiful view, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The condo is a perfect place to stay in Princeville. It is well maintained and stocked with many items to make your stay feel like you are in your own home or better. The master bed is very comfortable. It is an easy walk to the St. Regis Hotel. The owner details how to get to the path down to Hanalei Bay or to the beach below. The condo is a superb value! I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The St. Regis Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hideaways
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.41%

$59 nonrefundable damage protection fee OR refundable $500 deposit
Our cancellation policy is to refund your rental fee (minus a $100 booking fee ) if you cancel 60 days or more before the start of your stay. After that, $100 will be forfeited, and only the amount we are able to earn from another booking during that time will be returned to you.
Rates are subject to change prior to payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.