Pono Kai 101

Rates: $350 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTQ (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 123 reviews)
Brand New Sofa & Queen Sleeper Sofa Bed in Living Room!
New mattress with ComforCool Gel makes you feel like you are sleeping on air!

This is a completely renovated 2 bedroom/2 bath 1256 sq ft. within a stone's throw to the Pacific Ocean! When you enter the unit you will be taken back by the breath-taking unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean. Open the patio door and immediately feel the ocean breeze from the trade winds and smell the fresh salt-water air! The next morning you will awaken to the warm glow of sunrise. You can sit on the lanai with your first cup of coffee and enjoy the boat traffic from the river right next to the building. You are also located right on the walking/bike path called Ke Ala Hele Makalae ('the path that goes by the coast') that will eventually go from Nawiliwili to Anahola. During season you will see whales breaching from your lanai. You now know what paradise feels like.

The condo is on the 1st floor in Building A unit 101 at the Pono Kai Resort, within steps of the ocean. You will be lulled to sleep in the master bedroom with the gentle sound of the ocean surf. Central Air Conditioning Units in the living room and master bedroom, portable unit in the second bedroom for your comfort during the summer months.The unit is now fully updated: a new kitchen with granite counter-tops/new cook top self-cleaning oven, full size microwave oven, tons of cabinet space and more. There are new marble floors/walk-in marble shower in the master bath & a new deep soaking tub in the guest bath. There all new window coverings and a hotel bed concept where all linens are laundered between guests!. A complete new tropical designed furniture package has arrived! It features a full size washer/dryer in the unit, which is an unusual feature on-site. There is FREE wireless WI-FI service and a smart TV in the living room. There are amenities galore to lighten your luggage weight. Large beach towels/beach chairs/cooler/hair dryers/shampoo, conditioner, shower gel dispenser in the shower are all provided. The kitchen is fully equipped, you will not need to worry about running out and buying that essential item to cook with. Enjoy your first pot of complimentary coffee, and if you plan on cooking spices are available.

You will find your condo in the Beautiful Pono Kai Resort with 12 acres of meticulously manicured grounds in addition to koi ponds and amenities listed below. It is in the historic town of Kapaa, centrally located on the East Side of Kauai, it is convenient to all of the Garden Isle attractions, only 15 minutes from Lihue Airport and walking distance from many restaurants, grocery, and fun shops and stores.

The resort itself provides free parking and the parking for the 'A' building is right out front. For your convenience the front desk is open 24 hrs and there is an activities desk in the lobby so you can arrange your island adventures.

I require a minimum age of 25 years or older to rent. Proof of age may be requested at time of rental. Children accompanied with parents are fine.

I’m a flight attendant with 30 years travel experience. I know the special things that make a stay away from home comfortable and will provide you with a clean environment for you to relax and enjoy this beautiful island of which I am a resident. I am sure that your stay will be memorable, and will provide you with my cell phone number if you have any questions or concerns.

Please read the guest comments from my other 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in the same building VRBO# 189040

Keywords: ocean view, coconut coast, east side, washer/dryer, Registration Number: TA-148-958-8224-01,+450070020023,+GE-148-958-8224-01

Pono Kai 101 Reviews

Elizabeth L.
June 2023
It was our very first girls trip (anywhere away from our husbands/family’s) our first ever trip to Hawaii, and we could not have asked for anything better! This is the perfect location. Susan supplies so many extras that no other hosts do anywhere (my husband and our family stay in a lot of VRBO condos in the Gulf shores area) we would definitely love to come back!! Highly recommend!!

Joel K.
May 2023
We came with family for a high-school graduation in kapaa so the proximity to everything we needed was perfect The unit provided everything we needed and more. Perfect for every generation plenty to do or just relax

Madeleine G.
April 2023
We had a wonderful stay at Pono Kai. The view from the lanai was awesome. The unit is well stocked, and very comfortable.

Corey M.
April 2023
I agree with all of the positive reviews. The only thing to be aware of is the unit directly above can transmit a lot of sound. There were several days where our neighbors were up at 5AM. Overall five stars...

Gregory E.
April 2023
The property is as advertised. The pictures represent the property. It was clean, safe, and amply appointed. The best representation of a property is if someone is interested in staying again - We would. We would definitely recommend it.

Gregory R.
March 2023
Great location in Kapaa, if you skate bring your board, was looking forward to letting the kids chase ama-ama crabs on the rocks of the breakwater and they had a blast.

Penny C.
March 2023
Great property! The rooms were spacious. The kitchen was well supplied with cooking utensils and dishes. Susan was very quick to response when I had a question. The view was Fantastic! All in all we could not have asked for more! Penny

Gerald L. and Linda H.
March 2023
Excellent view, excellent condo and very easy to book.

February 2023
Fantastic , pleasant stay

Mary S.
February 2023
Great location for food and shopping steps to the beach.

Tim O.
February 2023
Susan's condo is very nice. Clean and well maintained. Had all the amenities and great location. I would definitely stay there again!

Jessica R.
January 2023
So nice and close to the beach access, nice having our own yard space just outside the back door. Spacious unit, comfy bed, nice grounds, walking path to a ton of stores and restaurants. Susan was very friendly and easy to communicate with. We'd definitely stay here again.

Cindy P.
January 2023
This rental far exceeded our expectations, the beds were very comfortable with lovely soft sheets and mattress topper. The master has beautiful view windows to watch morning daybreak on the ocean. Condo is very well equipped, made our stay very comfortable. After traveling most of the whole island we thought our beach was the best… Host was very responsive when we had questions. Would definitely stay here again.

Andrea C.
January 2023
Love the place, location and friendliness!

Kathleen S.
January 2023
Great experience! Supplies galore for your beach, hiking, and exploring!

Anne M.
January 2023
Conversing with Susan, the owner, was an absolute pleasure. Extremely helpful and very responsive. The house had everything needed for a great vacation with no worries. Location was very central to both the north and south ends which made it easier to see different parts of the island. I was a little nervous the first night due to the past issues that were noted about the homeless close to the property but Susan has alarms on the windows and doors which made it feel safer and secure. I would suggest larger beds in the 2nd bedroom for when they are apart as singles. For anyone that's on a taller side (son is over 6' tall) they felt too small and were not comfortable. Overall it was a good experience for the price.

Rebecca B.
December 2022
We loved our stay at Susan's condo at the Pono Kai resort. The space worked well for our family of five and was a great home base for exploring all over Kauai. We enjoyed the beach and the pool, and the amazing sunrises over the water. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable for our visit. I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay!

Koreena B.
December 2022
Perfect location and lovely amenities. Very relaxing. Condo exceeded my expectations.

Lorene D.
November 2022
The 2/2 condo is located in an ideal part of the island. It has beach chairs and beach towels and basic starter amenities in the condo. I enjoyed our stay and so did my adult/teenage children.

Rob and Mary L.
November 2022
We would stay again

Peter J.
November 2022
We really enjoyed this condo. It was quiet and secluded, but had easy access to the beach, biking/walking path, and the many restaurants, food trucks, and coffee shops on the main drag.

Delaine H.
November 2022
We had an amazing stay on Kauai for 10 nights. The amenities in the condo were so appreciated. Not having to worry about buying soaps and spices was so nice, as well as having beach towels, chairs, a cooler and other amenities was just great. Most wonderful was the lanai. We enjoyed it at all times of the day and it felt so private where we were located. The chickens - well that’s another story for another day.

Josh L.
October 2022
The condo was great, the host was more than accommodating, and we had a great time. Coffee on the lanai every morning with the view of the ocean sunrise and the sound of the waves was perfect! The property was very clean, the only criticism I have is that a few things look a bit worn/rusty, but that is just part of being on the beach with the salty air and so I'm being picky.

Richard R.
September 2022
The Condo is spacious, well stocked and everything works. Most important Susan, the owner, is very attentive and wants you to have a great experience. We were lucky to have dinner with her and she is wonderful hostess and cook (with two adorable dogs). A wonderful time in Paradise

Amber B.
September 2022
Love Pono Kai! Susan is a great host! Condo was well stocked. Be sure to inventory the condo before shopping. You might be surprised what's already stocked. Love having washer and dryer in the unit. Just steps to the ocean. Can't wait to visit again!

Sara M.
August 2022
It was a great reunion with my very close friend but I hadn’t seen in four years

Robert C.
August 2022
Beds are very comfortable and kitchen supplies very helpful. Beach chairs and toys were good.

Russell B.
June 2022
We really enjoyed staying at Susan's roomy condo in Kapa'a. It was clean, well-stocked, and wonderfully located. The lanai directly faces sunrise over the ocean, making morning coffee an exquisite experience. Especially when the personable chickens endemic to Kauai share it with you. Many of the restaurants and shops on Kapa'a's main drag are within a block of this condo--there's a lot you can do without getting into a car. One of my favorite features was Kapa'a's highest-rated bike rental, Hele, within that one-block walk and a paved 4-mile hike/bike path that runs up the windward coast of the island. The path is adjacent to this condo's back yard. The path is an easy, breezy ride, and the views are spectacular. The Pono Kai resort, to which this property belongs, is also a great home base. It has immaculately manicured grounds, a peaceful pool, koi ponds, hammocks, grills, and several outdoor activities like croquet or lawn chess. This was our first trip to Kauai, but we're sure to return, and will see if Susan's property is available then. Mahalo!

Nicole W.
June 2022
We had a fantastic time here. Susan’s well-stocked home made everything easier! It was so nice not having to worry about basic essentials (paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, etc) when traveling to a vacation by plane. The other amenities like beach towels, boogie boards and chairs were awesome too. I read the reviews before choosing this rental and they were helpful. You definitely hear the upstairs neighbors but the incredible location, beach access and cold AC in the bedrooms more than made up for it. We hope to visit again soon and wouldn’t hesitate to rent this unit again! Check in was easy, the resort is pretty and well-maintained and we loved all of the restaurants and shops that were within walking distance!

Nicole R.
June 2022
I stayed at the Pono Kai 22 years ago and was eager to return after having spent my last trip on the South Shore. The property has stayed beautiful and updated. The unit we stayed in was super clean and well stocked with everything we needed for a fun vacation. Love the East Shore location.

Lorrie R.
May 2022
Highly recommend this place. Very comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need. The owner has made this place a wonderful place to stay. And the view is wonderful, right on the beach. We will be back.

Stephen D.
May 2022
Very nice waterfront condo.

Heuionalani M.
May 2022
This unit is in a great location on the property ocean front close to bike path and parking watch the beautiful sunrise from your lanai

Katie B.
April 2022
We have stayed at Pono Kai Resort a handful of times, and Susan's condo is by far the most lovely that we have rented. It's even more spacious than the photos suggest! The unit was very well-equipped for our family, with two kiddos under 10. We would love to return for another visit. We did learn that nothing should be left out on the lanai, as the lounge chair cushion was taken the one night we forgot to bring it in. Our only complaint is that the dishwasher doesn't clean very well. Thank you, Susan!

george i.
April 2022
Large Ground level condo, felt like home. Everything a family needs to have a great time. Very comfortable unit. Beach a hop away. I have to say one thing there is a unit above that didn't sleep, and you can basically hear their every move. You can call the 24 hour front desk or the owner. But I don't want any issues.

Cathy C.
April 2022
Very easy to rent, had great communication with the owner and loved the well equipped kitchen!

Pam V.
March 2022
Beautiful spacious condo. Lots of amenities for cooking and beach fun. Resort was laid back with great access to activities. Host was great.

Janet S.
March 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Susan’s condo. The location was perfect for us. We loved our kayak and hike tour from a company located at the coconut marketplace. We walked the trail behind the condo every day. The ocean is right outside the door! What a great way to start and end each day.

Carrillee F.
March 2022
Kauai - best island. Pono Kai, wonderful resort. Unit A101, amazingly private for such a large resort. Enjoyed watching the boat launches across the way. Good beach for swimming, sunbathing, very few people. Best stocked unit we've ever stayed in; kitchen had everything we needed and then some; beach towels, chairs and cooler made expeditions easier. Great condo, host and housekeeper went out of their way to accommodate.

February 2022
The Wi-Fi didn’t work you can’t see the ocean a bum was passed out on the ground beside our condo (literally leaning against the outside wall) and when called down to the front desk to get them removed or at least checked on I was laughed at by the staff. Right on a very busy walk/bike path so everyone who goes by looks directly into the condo unless all blinds and windows are shut. Ants everywhere and boats taking off out of the river next to the unit wakes you up at 5 am

January 2022
Great location on a great island!

Blas G.
January 2022
Loved our stay. I wish there was a hot water kettle to heat water for te or coffee

Heather R.
January 2022
Susan and Brenda were great hosts. They were very responsive to any of our needs both before and during our stay. The property is in an ideal location on Kauai. The condo was clean and comfortable. Can't beat opening up the master bedroom windows to see and hear the ocean - or sit on the patio with an ocean front view. The only negative was hearing the people in the unit above walk around - very noisy.

Rene G.
November 2021
This was a great property. Location right near downtown Kappa where you can walk to some excellent restaurants. Corner location so had great privacy. Room was clean and comfortable with AC which is an amazing and necessary plus. Beach is a short walk from your patio. Plenty of snorkeling beaches near by to see fish and coral. Definitely would stay again. If you stay here make sure to check out the food trucks! Great fish tacos and Thai food.

November 2021
The property sits right by the icean and is centrally located. The condo is clean with recent upgrades. Very comfortable with spectacular sunrises.

Dana S.
October 2021
This place is truly a home away from home, complete with a gorgeous view! Susan is extremely kind and helpful. My family was completely comfortable here. One day I hope to return and will check to see if this is open first!

Janet P.
October 2021
The condo was perfect for 3 of us. We loved sitting on the terrace enjoying the ocean view, being close to the bike path. The kitchen was well equipped. Check-in at the front desk was rather bumpy, requiring more covid vaccination documentation besides what we had provided for our airline travel. The staff person was impatient.

Kay C.
October 2021
A101 is absolutely wonderful! Nothing beats waking up to the smell of the ocean and the sound of waves drinking your coffee! There’s no such thing as bad days in Kauai Susan is a dream to work with and Brenda is a doll

Michael V.
September 2021
Property is as described.Susan is great to work with. The front desk people are not as pleasant to work with but went ok…Beach access was amazing

Diana M.
August 2021
We could have not gotten a better place - all you need, especially the beach front location!

Neil E.
August 2021
This rental was such a convenient place for exploring Kapaa. You have instant access to the beach bike path and tons of fun places to visit. It was very comfortable. We had a great time!!

Liz R.
August 2021
Love the place & location! Would definitely stay again!

Melanie G.
July 2021
We loved every part of our stay! Beautiful sunrises, grass area to play and so many resort activities. The condo was very clean and comfortable! Looking forward to our next visit!

Blayne S.
June 2021
Right on the path - walking distance to a ton of shops and restaurants. Water view, right on the beach. Condo had everything we needed - especially AC, lol. Great for a family vacation.

Ginger A.
June 2021
The place was perfect - the location with grass lawn and beach just out the back door was fabulous. Thank you for a terrific place to relax and unwind.

Nadine P.
June 2021
We had a great time in Kauai and the condo at Pono Kai was perfectly located for all our adventures. Kapaa is a great little town and hasn't changed much since I lived there in the late 90s. Our host, Susan, is friendly, helpful and full of Aloha. The property is exactly as advertised. We'll be back!

Marcela M.
June 2021
This property is absolutely amazing. Literally steps away from the beach! We watched sunrises every morning with unobstructed views. The condo itself is very spacious and well stocked with the basic necessities. The pull out couch is not bad at all! At first we were a little concerned about the homeless people across the river but they did not create any issues for us in any way. The shops are walking distance and restaurants are amazing. We will define booking here when we come back! Susan was super responsive and extremely accommodating!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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