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1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo - Pono Kai

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Our condo has a fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom. The bedroom has a Queen size bed. There is also a pull out sleeper sofa in the living room. They are very spacious units. The units are fully stocked with linens, towels, and all kitchen utilities and appliances.

The resort is located in the historic town of Kapaa, Kauai. You can catch the sunrise in the morning over the Pacific Ocean or even see whales during migrating season. The resort is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, shopping and grocery stores.

The bathroom is furnished with starter soap, shampoo and conditioner, along with a hair dryer. There is an iron and ironing board within the unit as well.

The pono Kai Resort has many amenities on site. Tennis, basketball, exercise room, shuffle board, horse shoes, mini golf, croquet court, board games, just to name a few. You can rent bicycles next door and we are located within 5 minutes from all water activities; canoeing, kayaking, surfing, etc...

There are BBQ's located throughout the resort and laundry facilities located within each building.

The Pono Kai is a great resort where you can truly relax and enjoy all that the Garden island of Kauai has to offer. Come enjoy your stay with us...

More Details

Property Manager
Shawn Ericson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Shawn Ericson

I have been coming to Kauai since I was 8 years old from Southern California. This is a special place for me and my family.

Shawn Ericson purchased this condo in 1988

Why Shawn Ericson chose Kauai

Everything about the condo and resort is special. From the units, to the views, to the amenities and the location of the property.

What makes this condo unique

The employees are the best and most caring people you will ever meet. We consider the Pono kai our extended O'Hana (family). Come enjoy all that we have to offer.


Kapaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

1 Bedroom Ocean View Condo - Pono Kai
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
Puyallup, WA

Good place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

This unit was very nice. The view from the 3rd floor was good, and, for the most part, it was quiet. The walls in Pono Kai are thin, so you can hear people talking and showers running, etc. My neighbors were pretty good, and things were quiet after 10 pm and before 6 am. The wifi was contentious, and it took me awhile to get on, and I had to log on each day. There was a toll free number to call, and they helped. I did not need maid service every 3 or 4 days, although when they did come, they did not do a very good job of cleaning the sinks. I don't need my towels and sheets changed too often, but I do like the sinks to be clean,, not just wiped out quickly. The decor is nice and over all, I liked this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at Ponokai

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Ponokai is so convient our unit was clean big nice the surroundings around the unit was nice you could walk look at the beach. I would stay there again and I told my families and friends it's a nice place . I would like to thanks Shawn Ericson for having us stay at his rental unit you have a nice unit so comfortable and clean once again thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great oceanfront condo

  • 4 of 5

The ocean is about 50 yards from this unit. Since it's on the ground floor, it's very easy to walk out the lanai door to the beach or get on the walking trail. Condo is a bit dated but had everything we needed. Air conditioner in living room plus ceiling fans there and in bedroom. Resort complex was well maintained. Beach equipment available for rent in lobby. Washer/dryer available on ground floor of each building. We enjoyed walking to downtown KaPaa. We like CoffeeTalk (Ken makes great coffee), Olympic Cafe, Kauai Juice Company, and Al Pastor taco truck. Shop at Foodland which is the local's favorite. Staying on the east side makes it very easy to drive to other parts of the island. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dumfries, Virginia

Good stay, prime location for being in Kapaa and next to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Good experience although we were surprised to find out that 'Shawn Erickson', vrbo 'owner is not an individual property owner but represents about 150 timeshare units that are available at the Kapaa resort. You are not staying in a particular unit that has been advertised, but will receive what is available when you check in. That doesn't change the fact that we were given a 1 br with a wonderful ocean view, great service, very clean, and near all Kapaa attractions as advertised. One problem? Not a serious one, but staying on floors one or two means you will hear the folks above you. Old construction. Maybe the renovations taking place will fix that. Our understanding is that the new rates for 2017 will be quite a bit higher, which will most likely put the resort out of reach for us, but for this year it was a good one.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the view!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for two weeks at Pona Kai. It was very easy checking in. The condo we used faced the ocean from the lanai and the pool from the bedroom. Very nice views. The condo was nicely furnished and had just enough dishes, etc. The stove was a bit old but it worked fine. We were on the second floor. We could hear others above us and next to us but it wasn't too bad. Beach towels were provided by housekeeping and could be exchanged daily. There are also other beach items to rent. Housekeeping was efficient. Nice place with good ambience. Parking is good, close to condo. There is an elevator also and coin operated laundry. Individual laundry packets can be purchased which is a great convenience. It is an older place but well maintained. Lots to do at the resort but also nicely situated for sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. One note, checkout time is 10 am not 11 as stated on the vrbo site. Enjoyed our stay and would come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Booked this unit but didn't get to actually stay in it... buyer beware?

  • 3 of 5

I'm going to start with my complaint. I was looking for something very specific in my vacation rental and thought I had found it. Booked this rental after correspondence with the manager that I was specifically looking for an oceanfront, top floor room at this resort. Checked in and received a ground floor unit in building G. The room was neither oceanfront nor top floor (in my opinion, this building, being set back one row from the beach is not oceanfront). I emailed the property manager on the day we checked in to complain and almost a week later have not heard one word back. (I had read this same comment - didn't get the unit they booked - before booking so I guess shame on me for not heeding the warning.)

Other than that, the unit was in fine shape. It's not luxury by any means, but the bed was perfectly comfortable and kitchen and furnishings suitable. The property is conveniently located within walking distance to many amenities and the price was good. One of the reasons I requested a top floor unit is the complaints regarding noise I read online. These turned out to be founded. The family staying upstairs from us had at least one child who liked to run through the unit but even the regular walking about was quite audible. The walls also were thin as I could hear coughs, sneezes and snores from the bedroom adjacent to ours. We didn't spend much time at the property so I can't really comment on staff or amenities. The pool area seemed nice. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Publc course
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: not necessary

Property is centrally located on the garden Island of Kauai. It is about equal distance to both the princevilla dn Poinpu areas. It is walking distance to downtown kapaa where you have many nice restaurants and shops. The resort sits right on the ocean and has many amenities on site such as Tennis courts, mini golf, croquet, shuffleboard, board games, basketball, fitness center, and much more... the resort also has a 4 mile walking trail right in front of the property which goes along the ocean. Large units, great location, and great value...


Rates & Availability

Kapaa Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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