Puu Poa 403


Rates: $540 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 33 reviews)
Welcome to Pu'u penthouse in the sky overlooking the endless reaches of the deep blue Pacific Ocean! Situated in the exclusive Princeville community, next to the One Hotel Hanalei Bay and located near all the north shore attractions! Enjoy the pool, or take a stroll along the community walking trail that lines Makai Golf Course. Visit 'Anini, Hanalei Town, Local Markets, Ke'e Beach, and more! The ideal spot for family and friends, you will love this home away from home in Princeville.

This wonderful air-conditioned top floor unit gives you a bird's eye view of the tropical world around you. From your open air lanai or glassed in atrium you can settle back and enjoy the views of the ocean, including white water waves breaking over the reef, spinning dolphins dancing below you, and our world famous Humpback whales during their winter migration to our warm tropical waters! The atrium is a special place to watch the ocean and to listen to the crashing waves below you. Oh, and did we mention the Mt. Makana (Bali Hai) and sunset views from your outside lanai, which also overlooks the ocean? What a spot to end the perfect Kauai day!

This spacious condo includes a full kitchen complete with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with beautiful linens, pillows, and bed coverings. Two bedrooms will provide you with the comfort you need for a good night's sleep. The master bedroom is extra large and features a king size bed and ocean views. The en suite master bath even offers a Japanese style soaking tub for your ultimate relaxation and comfort, as well as a dual head shower. The guest bedroom has a king sized bed.

The living area sofa was recently replaced, so relax and enjoy the use of your new flat screen television and Blu-ray player, as well as free high speed internet, free onsite parking, and private access.

Pu'u Poa condominium complex is located on a bluff overlooking the blue Pacific. Tennis anyone? Guests enjoy the convenience of the private onsite tennis court. The property also offers a pickle ball court and swimming pool, with expansive ocean views from its pool deck. If you prefer a round of golf, the 27-hole Makai course is within walking distance or a short drive from Pu'u Poa. Nearby are restaurants, multiple beaches, walking and jogging paths, and shopping. This is your complete tropical hideaway vacation!

2 night minimum, other minimum stay may apply seasonally; please contact us for details.

*All units at Pu'u Poa involve climbing stairs and may not be ideal for adults with difficulty on stairs.

*Rental cars on Kauai may be in limited supply, please book your transportation needs early.

*Although this home has internet, the speed and reliability cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of our environment and the service being provided by a third-party.

TAT # TA-015-809-0752-01 Registration Number: 540120110045, GE-015-809-0752-01, TA-015-809-0752-01

Puu Poa 403 Reviews



Michael N.
January 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Terrific location with amazing view of ocean. Nice complex and spacious 2-bedroom unit. Well provisioned with kitchenware, beach equipment, linens, furniture, etc. Was overall clean, but some visible weather damage inside, carpets stained multiple places, missing/broken screens on windows, and most appliances older, so not refurbished as implied by listing. Overall, a nice stay, but had expected better condition for the price.


Tommy N.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful stay. The views are fantastic- the place well equipped for anything you could need- from spices to yoga mats. It exceeded our expectations. We will definitely book again if travels lead us back.


Kelly H.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We ended up staying in a nice 2nd floor unit here. It was comfortable and the views were amazing.We started out in a first floor unit that smelled strongly of mildew which I am allergic to. The only real problem was that the range in the kitchen had an electrical problem. A burner stayed hot even when it was turned off. My husband found the electric panel and flipped the switch. It was late on Father’s Day evening and we did not want to bother the man guy. I reported it and someone was supposed to come by and try to fix it. No one came and when i contacted management they were insistent that we had forgotten to leave the key in the lock box so Maintence could get in. Three of us were there when we put the key in. And besides we were easily contactable by phone. But rather than just saying “Oh sorry, let’s try again” management tried to make me feel like it was our fault. That’s poor customer service in my book.


Paul A.
March 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: What a magnificent property situated perfectly on the North Shore! The condo was expertly maintained and absolutely stunning! That immediate WOW! that hits you the instant you walk thru the front door takes your breath away!All of the north shore activities are easily accessible from this location. Challenge yourself on the incredible Kalalau Trail! Amazing!Oceanfront Realty was fantastic to work with and was easily accessible and very responsive. We chose the perfect place to celebrate our 30th. And we're already planning the next trip back, but next time; stay longer!!Can't recommend it higher!!


Heather C.
February 2023
The property location is absolutely perfect, the view at the ocean every day is spectacular. Exactly what we were looking for. However, it rained while we were at the property and the beams on the ceiling leaked water onto the floor… constantly… when it rains you cannot have the windows or doors open, because the wind will blow the water into the condo. And there’s no air conditioning which makes it extremely humid. Our clothes are damp. Even our passports are damp. The only time the fans help is when you’re in bed trying to sleep. I’m not going to list all the other items these two were major items. I’m not sure when the “Upgrades” happened but this is NOT A LUX property listing. We believe all the humidity and water is what’s causing a lot of the deterioration in this property. The bed was very comfortable. The property manager fantastic.


Monika D.
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Puu Poa in Princeville is a great location - this is our third stay in this complex and there is not a bad view. Each condo has pretty much the same layout. #403 Meh. Upgraded furniture, kitchen and decor, but no outdoor grill, no AC, living room fan doesn’t even cool ... which is next to an atrium with a glass ceiling that collects a lot of afternoon sun. For the higher nightly rate, these are basics guests should expect. My brother stayed in building 2 - decor not as “Pottery Barn” but they had AC, grill, atrium and same layout and paid a fraction of the cost per night. Master bedroom window does not close and with nightly rain showers we both woke up severely congested and everything felt damp. Disappointing, wanted to love this place.


taylor f.
June 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Overall a great stay, the views are the best part. The building was be worked on the entire time which sucked a little bit.


Amy D.
June 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was in great shape and has an amazing view and beach below. Be aware there is no elevator, and you have to walk down a steep incline to the beach. It was beautiful option for the Princeville area.


IURII I.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect place!


Jeff S.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It seemed like this unit may have just begun being rented. In general a nice place, but it needs some attention in the following areas: - Couldn’t get TV to change channels, emailed owner and did not get a response- DVD not connected- Dangerous chair on lanai, could easily fall over backwards- Step to lanai dangerous, short steps that I stumbled on, and my wife fell- No ice maker- No BBQ - On a positive note, the beds are very comfortable


Katherine G.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful time at Puu Poa 403, very relaxing. The unit was clean and equipped with much of what we needed.


Seema T.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The apartment is wonderful - beautifully sited to see the ocean and sunsets. The winds keep the place cool, especially with the fans on. It is large and comfortable. The location is perfect for walking to hideaways beach. The pool was nice for cooling off and mellowing out, especially in the evening. We’ve stayed in several Puu Poa apartments over the last 10 years and this one was our favorite (mostly). We really enjoyed our month at the apartment. Our only criticism - a big one - is the weird, completely useless dinner plate size electric grill on the lanai. In a place with no ac, no one wants to cook inside but the grill would not heat up - even after half an hour - not even enough to cook veggies, much less fish or meat. We called oceanfront and they were fabulous, but it’s an owner issue. Otherwise, great stay - clean, roomy, comfortable and ocean waves lull you to sleep. And the limitations on reaching hanalei are not as bad as it might seem in the beginning. It’s easy to get the hang of the rhythm of it.


Elizabeth K.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful time in Kauai and the location of the property was perfect. The property itself is not new, but kept is good condition. Our unit 403, however, was in dire need of a total renovation. For the price we paid, we expected it to be in much better condition. First, it was far from clean. The rugs were filthy and damp; windows were not working properly, fans didn’t turn on past slow and there was no air conditioning. The dishwasher took 3 1/2 hours for a single wash. The washing machine worked sometimes. Other times it filled with water and stopped before the spin cycle. The dryer was filthy and took almost 2 hours to dry a full load. The extra bathroom was filthy, especially around the washer/dryer, the shower curtain hadn’t been washed in I don’t know how long. The rod was all rusted and there was mold in the tub. We saw other units that were beautifully renovated with all modern appliances, new flooring throughout with both air conditioning and new outside grills. We would not recommend unit 403.


N S.
March 2020
Yes, the view is amazing. You can watch the whales right from the balcony. As others have said, it’s a bit of a trek down to the beach, and I wouldn’t recommend after a rain, but we did it in flip flops and a drink in hand... it’s not THAT bad! This particular property could use some attention though. It’s only been tended on the surface-and not all of them at that. The cupboard faces were filthy-we had to clean before we felt comfortable touching them. The deck edges were caked with grime (the deck below us was not), the barbecue leg was broken and the barbecue itself was, well, pretty gross inside, and there was nothing to clean it with The stove had a hard time coming up to temperature-so be prepared to eat late. And the amenities were certainly not what we are used to from other vrbos. Cooking supplies were non existent-not even cooking oil. The impressive spice rack is completely empty. The outside shed had a couple (only) old chairs, broken snorkeling gear, and a couple unbroken boogie boards. There was lots of sand play toys though, if you have kids. There is no air conditioning, but the nights cool off so we were comfortable. The Wi-Fi didn’t work but my sister is a tech, so she figured it out. The property manager only responded Monday morning (we checked in Saturday), and it’s a good thing my sister had fixed it, because the property mgr emailed (um, said I didn’t have wifi so could they please call), suggesting I was using the wrong password. I am thinking Wi-Fi wouldn’t have been avail for a different set of guests. We still enjoyed our stay, these are just nit picky things-in case the reader is nit picky too. We have just found that other vrbos (for less money) had more to offer. But the view?? Now THAT can’t be beat :). And heck, you’re in Kauai! If you don’t enjoy that all by itself, well, I can’t help you there! Aloha!!


Paul B.
February 2017
We wanted great location with ocean views. And we love clean, upscale modern design and furnishings. This place rocks providing all of that and more. It was an extra special treat to be able to work across the street to dine at the St Regis! Can't wait to come back!


yvonne T.
January 2017
Stunning ocean views, perfect location for resting and reviving, and easy access to the pristine beach surrounding this beautiful condo. Relating on the veranda, running along the tree lined pathways, or walking down to the luxurious 5-star hotel next door, this location offers a quiet retreat. The condo is clean, modern, comfy beds, and all the amenities you would expect in a high-end resort, without the high prices and all the people! It is my go-to whenever I visit and I’m never disappointed.



January 2017
We researched great places for a Girls' Getaway - and this condo was the best! Luxurious with spectacular views - the lanai and atrium were our hang out places when we weren't playing tennis, swimming, or golfing! The St. Regis is within walking distance for drinks and brunch. We loved having a great kitchen with blender and barbeque outside. The condo is beautiful and perfect for a girls' weekend, couples, and families! The beds are amazing and it is a very comfortable place with views, views, and more views!


Alexis C.
January 2017
I read about almost every accommodation on Kauai, as I was really trying to make it the most amazing vacation for me and my boyfriend. After extensive research, we had decided to stay here at Pu’u Poa - a luxury condominium resort located cliffside in the beautiful North Shore community of Princeville. For those of you who haven’t visited, Princeville is widely recognized not only as Kauai’s most beautiful location, but it is much more lush and less touristy. This place is incredible. Penthouse ocean views with the added bonus of having all up to date amenities of a condo was the perfect combination for us. Not to mention having a full kitchen ended up saving us a lot of money from eating out all the time and my boyfriend LOVED using the gas bbq grill. The place is decorated very nicely with new furniture and felt extremely homey. Our king bed felt like a cloud with top grade bedding. Our location was also very accommodating to all the things we did during the trip. I especially loved how we were walking distance from St. Regis where we to for drinks/appetizers on the patio at sunset. All in all, this place was perfect for us! Beautiful location, outstanding views, and a luxurious feel. Our time here was so special. We can’t wait to return!!


Alexis C.
January 2017
I read about almost every accommodation on Kauai, as I was really trying to make it the most amazing vacation for me and my boyfriend. After extensive research, we had decided to stay here at Pu’u Poa - a luxury condominium resort located cliffside in the beautiful North Shore community of Princeville. For those of you who haven’t visited, Princeville is widely recognized not only as Kauai’s most beautiful location, but it is much more lush and less touristy. This place is incredible. Penthouse ocean views with the added bonus of having all up to date amenities of a condo was the perfect combination for us. Not to mention having a full kitchen ended up saving us a lot of money from eating out all the time and my boyfriend LOVED using the gas bbq grill. The place is decorated very nicely with new furniture and felt extremely homey. Our king bed felt like a cloud with top grade bedding. Our location was also very accommodating to all the things we did during the trip. I especially loved how we were walking distance from St. Regis where we to for drinks/appetizers on the patio at sunset. All in all, this place was perfect for us! Beautiful location, outstanding views, and a luxurious feel. Our time here was so special. We can’t wait to return!!



January 2017
This is our favorite Hawaii condo - amazing ocean views, great size, everything you need in a kitchen (including a top-rate blender), an excellent washer-dryer, and very comfortable beds! The sunset views were the best! We brought our teenage kids, so wanted to do some cooking/grilling - it was perfect on the lanai with the best views on Kauai. The beach, pool, and tennis were great. We were happy to get to walk to the St. Regis hotel for a drink. You won't be disappointed to stay at this amazing, luxury condo with ocean views!



January 2017
My husband and I just came back from our honeymoon and can't say enough amazing things about this condo. Check in was a breeze and the view when we stepped inside blew us away. Unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean combined with the Napali coast made us feel like we were looking at a postcard the whole time we were here. The prestigious Princeville location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. Whether it be a round or two of golf at the nearby course, a drink at the St. Regis right down the road, or a 10 minute drive to Hanalei where the beach was uncrowded and there were multiple activities to choose from, we were situated perfectly for anything we needed. Of course if we wanted to stay in our oasis, the lanai was set up for a barbeque and sunbathing, or if we'd had a bit too much sun we grabbed a nap on the super comfy beds while the afternoon rains came in. The nearby restaurants made sure we were out for most meals, but the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we could have needed and having Foodland close by was perfect if we needed anything last minute. We couldn't have been happier with our trip and we will definitely be booking our next stay here!



January 2017
Ocean Views, upper unit, comfortable furnishings! Love the peacefulness and quietness of the area, along with the sound of the ocean at night. We so enjoyed our morning coffee (and evening happy hours) on the balcony overlooking the stunning ocean views. There was no need to go out for dinner, drinks, whatever. The unit was well maintained, clean and ready for us upon arrival. Only wish that we could have stayed longer! By the time we looked at extending our stay by a week, it had already been booked!


Denisse L.
January 2017
We looked at several properties while trying to determine where to stay. When we saw this one we were hooked! It had everything we were looking for! AND, it was exactly like the pictures - well not really.. even better! We had a group of 4. The bedrooms worked well for us, each couple got their own room. We love it! The property is by the beach so as you can imagine we had fabulous sunset views, which we enjoyed in the balcony and poolside with yummy homemade margaritas made in the blender provided in the well equipped kitchen. The pool was wonderful to have available for relaxing while we were home in the evenings grilling wonderful dinners. The house itself was exquisite! It was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. We would highly recommend staying at this paradise place.



January 2017
Talk about paradise! This gorgeous, private, oceanfront getaway at Puu Poa includes immaculate, spacious indoor living & beautiful outdoor Lanai with Barbeque that spills out over the breathtaking cliffs of the exclusive Princeville Resort, which is close and within walking distance. The beds are really comfortable and the new furniture and kitchen are exquisite . The views are spectacular and the ocean view pool, tennis court and nearby dining at the St. Regis Hotel are unreal. We have never seen a place so beautiful with picturesque views. The St. Regis brunch was amazing!! Make sure to try coconut French toast and French press coffee. Afterwards take a walk down to the beach, enjoy the breathtaking views. Be sure to take a bunch of pictures…you’ll be happy you did! We were more than impressed with this place and will absolutely be back!

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