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Doug Brayham

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

See The Sunrise, Hear The Surf From This Beachfront Condo

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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2bedroom 2bath Corner Unit Pono Kai Kap, Sleeps (4-6)

Magnificent sunrises, sandy beaches, and whale-watching are just a few steps outside the lanai door of this roomy and inviting corner floor unit. Step inside and you'll feel like you are visiting a friend in the islands. A short stroll away you can rent a beach cruiser bike, shop quaint markets and stores, or dine in a variety of great restaurants in the charming old town of Kapaa. Or just relax on the condo's lanai and take in the majesty of the surf right in front of you.

When you're done relaxing there is a variety of activities to be found throughout the lush gardens of Pono Kai Resort and within a short drive around the island. Numerous golf and tennis resorts are within easy reach of Kapaa, as are all the natural wonders of the 'Garden Island.'

The unit itself offers you a beautifully decorated and comfortable place to sleep 4 people in 2 large bedrooms; both furnished with king-size beds. There is no sleeper-sofa in the unit, but several futons are usable for children. The kitchen is appointed for people who like to cook, and wifi is free.

This unit will not only meet your needs, it will exceed them!

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Doug Brayham (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Doug Brayham

I grew up in Santa Cruz, and spent at least a week every summer on one of the Islands (Usually Kauai) Dad Moved to Kilauea full time in 2000 and I followed him I few years later in 2004. I work in Oahu for Hawaiian Airlines so I split most of my time between Oahu and Kauai. The plan is to take advantage of empty blocks in the rental to vacation in the condo with friends from Oahu and Kauai. I love to travel but I also would not trade calling Hawaii home for anywhere.

Doug Brayham purchased this condo in 2013

Why Doug Brayham chose Kauai

I love this property because it is so central to Restaurants , cafes, bars, and shopping in Old town Kapaa, and it's right on the water. Waking up to the sunrise from the master bedroom or the living room never gets old. The relatively new bike/walking path is also a huge draw for me. I love to run in the mornings or grab and bike and go for a long ride along the water away from all the road traffic.

What makes this condo unique

This condo in Pono Kai is really the best of all worlds.

The Condo itself is a corner unit which not only the most roomy in the complex, but also have windows on three sides. Its a ground floor unit which allows you to walk right outside your sliding doors past your lanai to the water and bike path. Being on the ground floor makes your lanai extent into the lawn. The Pono Kai resort is beautifully landscaped and has many activities peppered through out. Parking is convenient and close but unless you are going sightseeing around the island you could spend your whole vacation in and around the resort. Also the town of Kapaa has many restaurants and food shopping but location on the island is almost half way between the west side and the end of the road on the north shore.


based on 31 traveler reviews

See The Sunrise, Hear The Surf From This Beachfront Condo
average rating of 4.645161 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful View!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time in this condo! The view is priceless! Great location! We really loved the fact that at night there was no mosquitos :-) The walking/bike path out back was great for walking into town! Traffic can get pretty backed up so if you aren't planning on going real far or out just to grab a few things, walk there. The only disappointment was the pictures on this listing are very outdated. None of the decor was present :-( these pictures are why I based my decision to stay there. The way the decor looks was very Hawaiian and beautiful. But, sadly it was nothing like the pictures :-( We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property is located on manicured lawns with the ocean, bike trail, and putting green out the sliding glass door. My family had an awesome time using the bike trail as well as the putting green. We soaked in the ocean views and sounds. From this location it is easy to go anywhere on the island within a short period of time. There is so much to see and we saw a lot of it simply because we were centrally located to travel to and from our unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Seal Beach, California

Love this condo

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at Doug's beautiful condo. The location is perfect. Doug came by with some beautiful fresh fruit. We hope to stay there many more times. Our kids and grand kids live close by and we like to visit often. We did learn that Dough may be selling, so I am hoping the new owners continue to list it as a VRBO. Doug has been so wonderful to rent from.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Hello sunrise!!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location on the East shore of Kauai! We had a time share at Moki (next to The Bullshed rest.) for 20 years and thought our time on Kauai was over when the lease was not renewed.

My sister found Doug's place and stayed there in August and loved it enough to bring me and my wife back in April for 2 weeks.

Our stay was wonderful! Doug was helpful and flexible on our booking and a kudos to Grace the housekeeper as well!

The unit was clean and laid out well.

We are hoping to use it again in May of 17 and will be bringing family from Idaho.

Walking distance to Kappa using the "boardwalk" in front of the unit was awesome.

Aloha and enjoy!

Chris and Sandy , Vancouver Washington, Sister Brenda, Tualatin Oregon.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this condo at Pono Kai with my husband and 3 friends. After being squished in a few other condos and hotels, we were delighted to have so much space. The condo was beautiful, clean and in a perfect location - just a couple of mins walk to many restaurants, shops, etc. Doug was a great host, and we were happy to have a nice plate of fruits left for us (and a bottle of wine - thanks Doug! My husband and I had just got married a couple days before). I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo Doug for letting us stay in your home! The accommodations were wonderful, all of the supplies we needed and more! Thanks for bringing the fruit supplies, sorry my wife and I missed you, my sister and brother-in-law enjoyed meeting you. We all thoroughly enjoyed the sunrises greeting us in the mornings!

The resort staff was very helpful and informative. It was nice to have the resort activities to fill in the few down times that we had!

We will certainly contact you again when/if our travels bring us back to Kauai!!!

Some of our favorites were:

Waimea Canyon

Hanalei Bay

Kalapaki Beach/Duke's Barefoot Bar and Grill

Bubba's Burgers

and Tropical Dreams Hawaiian Gourmet Ice Cream (Safeway Shopping Center)

Danny, Robin, Darryl and Robin

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
LIH Lihue Kauai
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
East Side Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Putting Green
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
East Side Grill
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Pono Kai
Car: recommended

The location of the Resort is very central to get anywhere on the island and also walking distance to many beaches, shops, restaurants and bars in Kapaa.


Rates & Availability

Kapaa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in time 4pm Check out time 10am

I will work with you about earlier check-ins and later check outs depending on previous and post guests, and Grace's schedule. We are flexible and can sometimes accomodate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kauai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom en suite, king bed with ocean views from all windows. 2nd bedroom king bed ocean view from one side
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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