Puu Poa 402


Rates: $550 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 137 reviews)
Spectacular views from high on top of the cliffs of Princeville. This top-level condominium is terraced at the edge of the bluff, commanding unobstructed blue Pacific Ocean views, including Hanalei Bay. Easterly trade winds caress the property with refreshing tropical breezes year round. Enjoy romantic sunsets backdropped by mountain waterfalls.

There is no better way to enjoy the romance and warm charm of the garden isle of Kauai than in Princeville. Whether you travel for the amenities of the resort or choose to enjoy the natural wonders of the island or maybe just to relax, then your choice is Pu'u Po'a #402.

This spacious unit is completely equipped with all the amenities one would expect in a world-class property. The recently installed custom glass solarium over the atrium provides additional living space to be enjoyed just a single step from the master bedroom suite or from the comfortably furnished living room.

The newly remodeled interior is beautifully decorated to the highest standards. Bolivian rosewood hardwood flooring, quality furniture, exquisite tropical rugs, gourmet kitchen, granite counters, cherry cabinets, custom linens and dramatic appointments throughout. Simply the best!

Complete entertainment center, Samsung 55" 4k SMART TV living room, Samsung SMART TV with Soundbar master bedroom, DVDs, Stereo, high speed internet and ceiling fans in every room. AIR CONDITIONING is always available utilizing the latest advanced technology. Note: Unit #402 provides separate A/C controls to the main living area and to both bedrooms, something rarely found in any Pu'u Po'a unit.
Second ensuite bedroom has double entry doors providing private access directly from bedroom to bathroom.


Directly below the property is a pristine, white-sand beach accessed by a marked pathway. Swim, snorkel, sun bathe, or simply relax the day away. No elevators.

Princeville is a planned resort community overlooking the Pacific Ocean where lush, green mountains meet crystal-clear waters with beautiful uncrowded beaches. The resort's centerpiece is its award-winning, 27-hole, championship golf courses. Shopping opportunities abound in the Princeville Center with everything from a supermarket to art galleries and a full range of services including a bank, activity office, and a public library.

Dreams seem to come true while enjoying the magical moments on Kauai. Pu'u Po'a #402 is the perfect blend of luxury for the vacationer who expects the very best.

As an owner, I suggest and encourage my clients to email me through the OWNER LINK "send email" for more information. Rates are for 2 person occupancy. Extra guests, $100 per person per week, max occupancy 4. Stays longer than 12 nights require a $150 mid stay cleaning. Phone 603-488-5033.


Keywords: Condominium, Pent-house, Villa Registration Number: 540120110044,+TA-087-635-5584-01,+GE-087-635-5584-01

Puu Poa 402 Reviews



Brian R.
October 2023
We were so pleased to return to this wonderful condo for another stay. Our brother and sister-in-law, who were with us, were very impressed as well. This condo not only has beautiful views, but is impeccably maintained, very clean, and well stocked with all the basics and then some. There are so many thoughtful touches, including a welcome bottle of wine and macadamia nuts upon arrival! There are instructions for everything which are very clear and so helpful. The owner, Gary, is an excellent host and makes sure there is a clear way to contact his property manager, or even himself, if any need arises. You can’t really ask for a more beautiful place to stay, nor could you ask for a more gracious host! Truly, just wonderful! Thank you Gary for another fantastic stay! The Rogers


Lauren B.
September 2023
We had a fantastic visit! The condo description and pictures on VRBO were exactly what we found when we arrived. The sunrise and sunset views were amazing, the location was perfect, and the condo was perfectly equipped. Gary - thank you for helping us have the most fantastic vacation! We will definitely be back!


Alex I.
September 2023
Our stay was nothing short of amazing. We normally stay at a nearby resort when going to Kauai but found this gem of a condo and could not have been happier with our choice. The condo was spotless, had everything we needed for our stay, and the recommendations/welcome guide provided by the host was very thoughtful. We loved every minute of our stay, and already missing the endless ocean views. Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise with us!


Rob R.
May 2023
Very well appointed condo, awesome view, quality experience. Definitely would stay again.


Maggie E.
April 2023
Wonderful property with everything you need. Pool was never crowded and Hideaways Beach is magical. Conveniently located for easy trips to Hanalei and beyond. If you plan to stay in Princeville, this is the place.


Margarita K.
March 2023
Gary is a fabulous host….the best. Someone who cares about your stay makes all the difference. 402 is fabulously appointed with amazing views. Everything you need is here. We did a 2 week stay and made ourselves completely at home. We hope to return.


Tammy C.
February 2023
Beautiful condo and extremely clean. Lots of attention to detail. The view is amazing and the pool was nice and warm. Extremely comfortable. The owner is fabulous to work with. Definitely recommend!


Tinas J.
January 2023
This was a dream condo. It was spotless and very very well appointed with so many ammenities in the unit itself and the property in general. We could not have loved our stay more. The owner of the property takes great care of the condo to make sure guests have what they need and even has binders onsite to help with not only the check in/check out process but places to go eat and see. The beds were VERY comfortable and the in unit W/D was very clean and new. The kitchen supplies and appliances were also kept up to date and clean. If I could give 10 stars for the accomodations and communication I would. Guest and owner have responsibilities with that, but he makes it easy. THANK YOU.


Ali H.
January 2023
We had a fantastic stay at the condo. Gary ensures we had all the things we needed for our family trip. The condo is also equipped with everything you need for a beach vacation. It felt like home. Also I loved the nice touch of a card, macadamia nuts and wine. We would love to stay here again.


Shelly M.
January 2023
What a great experience! This Pu’u Po’a unit is awesome. It has an amazing location and view. We enjoyed watching the ocean and the surfers! It is fully stocked with everything you could want or need - for cooking, living, relaxing and enjoying the property and beach amenities. The on-site pool has recently been renovated and is never too busy. I ca t thank the property owner more for his excellent communication, recommendations and consideration for our desire to have a wonderful vacation. I would (and plan to) recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway in Kauai with a spectacular view and location. We hope to be repeat renters!


Karen M.
November 2022
Just returned from a wonderful, relaxing vacation at this great property -- and I look forward to returning in the future. The condo is in a great location (end of Princeville) and the top floor offers privacy and a spectacular view. The home is very comfortable (great bed that even my picky husband approved and comfortable couches) and is very well equipped with everything you could need (extensive spices/oils for cooking and lots of beach toys for playing). Gary is the most welcoming host we have come across -- he sent an in-depth package of information and wine/snacks welcome gift. His recommendations for hikes (don't miss the walk to the Stone Dam, which is flat and beautiful), activities and restaurants were great. Rain was only an issue on one morning -- and we simply drove south to Kapaa where the weather was fine. (Kapaa has a paved oceanfront trail -- rent bikes and stop for a Mai Tai at Jimmy's). North Shore is our favorite -- and this condo is 5+ stars!


Benjamin M.
October 2022
This place had the best views and the best interior craftsmanship out of any place we have stayed on the Island. Everything was top notch and very high-end, but having to worry about how much electric we were using for the AC was not a welcome feeling during vacation. For anyone looking to stay here, just know that we had the AC running for an average of 10-12 hours per day (mostly at night and while sleeping so it wasnt so muggy), and it didn't cost that much, however it would be nice if it was just accounted for in the nightly rate. Overall, we like to try new places every time we stay on the island, but this one we would come back to!


Timothy B.
October 2022
Wonderfully decorated, well equipped, immaculately maintained unit. Gorgeous views. Ideal location in Princeville. Will stay here again.


Benjamin M.
September 2022
This place had the best views and the best interior craftsmanship out of any place we have stayed on the Island. Everything was top notch and very high-end, but having to worry about how much electric we were using for the AC was not a welcome feeling during vacation. For anyone looking to stay here, just know that we had the AC running for an average of 10-12 hours per day (mostly at night and while sleeping so it wasnt so muggy), and it didn't cost that much, however it would be nice if it was just accounted for in the nightly rate. Overall, we like to try new places every time we stay on the island, but this one we would come back to!


Nicole S.
July 2022
The property owners love this property and want you to love it as well. I have never stayed in a Vrbo so well stocked. Everything is provided to make you stay as pleasant as possible. The patio view is a dream. Sunsets are unforgettable from the patio. Hideaways beach just off the property is a 10-15 hike down but a piece of heaven on earth. The property owner was super responsive. Yikes, I forgot my wedding ring and the owner arranged to fedex it back to me, which I reimbursed. Vacation saved! This was a dream family vacation and I could not recommend this property more highly.


Kay R.
June 2022
It is hard to describe how wonderful this place is- the pictures give you an idea but it is just so amazing. The condo is beautiful. The location is amazing. Having the ocean view is enchanting, But the mountain view out the front is even more amazing. The condo is well supplied for every need. You'll really only need to bring some extra soap and shampoo (and maybe a few rolls of toilet paper for a long stay). The spice cabinet was complete. My husband loves to cook and the kitchen was filled with everything we needed. Gary is wonderful. You will LOVE this place. So glad we chose to celebrate our 25th anniversary there.


Annette O.
June 2022
Stunning views and comfortable surroundings await you! Gary is a wonderful host. Great communication and he has thought of everything you need and more to enjoy a memorable stay in Kauai. Gary's recommendations and thoughtful tips made our visit seamless. Thank you!


Mike C.
May 2022
We stayed 6 nights. The condo was beautifully decorated, just enough Hawaiiana without the kitsch. The kitchen was probably the best I have seen in a vrbo rental, organized and fully equipped. The floorplan is very spacious and open, loved the flow. Spent as much time on the lanai as the rain would permit, stunning ocean view.


Ken R.
May 2022
This is a fantastic property exactly as advertised. There is literally nothing negative to note. One item others have commented on, which is out of the owners control, there is construction going on in the building and next door. It only occurs during the day. It's only an issue if you plan to hang around the unit during daytime. Otherwise, it's a 10 out of 10


Stacie P.
April 2022
This beautiful condo is perfectly located on the north side of the island for those who are interested in hiking, snorkeling and kayaking, in particular. The property has everything needed for your comfort and enjoyment, including outdoor recreational equipment and a thoughtfully-equipped kitchen. There also are many resources in the condo to help you plan your days. If I were pressed to recommend any improvements, they would be only a beach umbrella or beach tent, and an umbrella on the lanai over the lounge chairs. The sun in Kauai is very intense!


Tim R.
April 2022
This property is an excellent location, and even better in person than the spectacular pictures. An unrivaled view of the ocean and right in the heart of Princeville, this is one of the best spots in northern Kauai. Gary is an amazing host, very responsive, and perfectly detailed instructions for getting into the unit and operating it (AC, lights, etc). We appreciated our stay!


Michelle K.
April 2022
Everything about this place made our trip truly special. The views are stunning and we saw whales playing in the water every evening before sunset. The sunroom was a great place to hang out when it was raining and still felt like we were outside. The back bedroom was comfortable and roomy. Both beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a good blender to make pina coladas! The only worthwhile heads up is that accessing Hideaway Beach was somewhat underplayed. While it is unbelievably spectacular and very secluded, to get there, you have to get down a very steep and sometimes muddy trail where you have to hold on to ropes to descend. If you’re older or not in good physical shape, you may have to take a pass. Two of the four of us (in their 60’s) thought it was too tenuous to attempt. Also, beware there’s quite a bit of renovation construction happening at Pu’u Poa, the resort property next store and on the north side of the island in general. It made for moderate, unwanted noise—no fault of the owner. Otherwise, this property (and it’s very conscientious owners) are everything you would hope for on a luxury Hawaiian vacation.


Ryan S.
March 2022
Spacious condominium. Very well decorated and equipped with everything needed. Excellent communication with the owner; always kept me updated and had fast responses. Welcome package was very thoughtful. We will definitely stay there again when we are back in Princeville.


Josh M.
March 2022
The place is extremely nice. Gary was very helpful. Beautiful area. Would recommend and would stay here again


Shasta R.
March 2022
All I can saw is WOW. This place was beyond what we had expected. Dreamy view. Great location. Very clean and neat. Close to the pool. Walking distance to the beach. The condo has everything you need from kitchen supplies, spices, and everything you need for the beach. Gary was wonderful and we were welcomed with a card, wine and macadamia nuts. I would definitely recommend booking this condo.


Jud B.
March 2022
The pictures don’t lie. If anything, they don’t do this beautiful home justice. We especially liked the solarium. My wife and I would sit there every morning drinking ou coffee/tea and watch the surfers and whales offshore. The owner, Gary, was very responsive to our concerns (we had a cleaning snafu). He was likewise very upfront about things out of his control such as nearby construction. On that note, I would caution anyone staying anywhere at Puu Poa to be aware of the hotel property next door. They claim they’ll be reopened for “Spring 2022” but I am very doubtful of that. In the meantime you’ll have to put up with the noise starting at 7AM.



January 2022
The condo was even better than the photos. Everything you could ever wish for was there. We were amazed and delighted to even find a rice cooker in the cupboard. Gary was wonderful to deal with and made the entire process very easy. We would definitely return.


Monica R.
January 2022
This property is even more beautiful than the pictures suggest. You really feel like you are in an upscale home- and it’s yours for a short while. There are thoughtful touches throughout and the kitchen is extremely well-appointed. Gary has thought of everything you might need. He communicates promptly and makes you feel welcomed and taken care of. I highly recommend this gem of a rental. I can’t wait to return! ☺️


Jim S.
November 2021
The condo and its owners were truly unbelievable. The condo had everything you would need and was everything you could ask for. My son's family stayed in another condo on the property and he commented that he could easily live full time in our condo. From what I saw from the other places on the property, this one is far and away the best. Gary was very helpful and accommodating before and throughout our stay. He provided great recommendations and information about the condo and Kauai. He was a terrific host and would highly recommend him and his property. Great trip. Thanks Gary.


Sarah R.
October 2021
We had a fabulous stay. The views from our condo were breathtaking. Communication with the owner was exceptional prior to and during our stay. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.


Kristin and Keith A.
October 2021
This was a great property. My husband and I like to cook our own dinners at home after a busy day on the island. The kitchen was beautifully appointed. Plenty of food prep and cooking items. And lots of spices and what not. The view from the deck was stunning. Would absolutely stay again.


Edward K.
September 2021
Nice property, great location, a few minor issues. Gary the owner is very responsive.


kimberly g.
August 2021
Gary and Anne's condo was just stunning! I loved all the art work in the condo and the view of the ocean is to die for. We had a hard time getting our kids to leave the condo to go out and do stuff it was almost to good here. Our whole family is absolutely in love with the hideaway beach below The condo! We went snorkeling almost everyday we were there. Some of us have bad allergies so we couldn't eat out very much however we were so happy to find out that Gary has every kitchen tool you could possibly need. We loved eating on the lanai watching the sunset and the gekos. Gary was an excellent host he really went out of his way to make sure we were having a great time. We came to Kauai to celebrate my husband's 50 the birthday and Gary had left him a birthday card with some macadamia nuts wine and a fancy new pen! He also gave us his mini golf tickets which sadly we could not use because the mini golf place was no longer accepting them due to issues with covid. We had the best time at Gary and Anne's place I really hope we can come back someday!


Andrew W.
August 2021
The unit is quite nice. Fabulous location, very well appointed, views were very good, the beds very comfortable, nice furnishings, clean, and just a perfect location away from all the bustle but close enough to Hanalei and other fun activities. We will be returning for sure. Mahalo.


Thomas I.
August 2021
From the moment we walked into the condo and were greeted with a spectacular sunset over the Napali coast we knew we were in for a great week. Everything in the condo is as advertised; Gary is a great host that made sure we had all of our instructions for the condo well in advance of arrival. The kitchen is very well appointed, which made it easy to prepare a few gourmet meals with the fish we bought (and caught!). And what can be said about the location other than - wow!! It's a short drive into Hanalei where we caught a cruise of the Napali coast. The Queen's Bath is walking distance and highly recommended. Overall, getting around the island was very easy and Pu'u Po'a #402 gave us a great home base for all of our activities.


David D.
July 2021
We had a magical stay in this beautiful ocean front condo. The perfect perch above the blue Pacific, with magnificent views and comfortable surroundings. Our dinners on the Lanai were among our most memorable we’ve ever had in years of visiting Hawaii.


Robert F.
June 2021
This is a lovely 2BR/2BA top floor condo with every imaginable amenity maintained in impeccable condition. Great views, complete kitchen, excellent AC, and proximity to Hideaways Beach (via steep, nearby trail) made this an unusually fun and easy rental for us. Owner is extremely helpful and responsive. We would definitely stay here again!


Phillip S.
June 2021
Gary and Anne have a beyond outstanding Princeville home, which was perfect for our friend group of 4. The condo has epic ocean and sunrise/set views from the balcony, is just steps away from the beach, and has every amenity you can think of from cookware, towels, snorkel gear and coolers! We spent lots of time at Hideaway Beach, which is a steep but doable climb down behind the pool; groceries were a quick less than 5 min drive away and we even were walking distance to Queens Baths. We can’t wait to visit again - thank you for all the quick and easy communication throughout our stay Gary!


Bill M.
April 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will come back again


Julie M.
April 2021
This space was a dream. Would love to rent again and hope that happens soon! The small beach directly below property was a highlight. Loved the patio with bbq and chairs overlooking the ocean. All needed amenities were available and bonuses like sunscreen! Covid restrictions at the county level made the process uncertain and ever changing, though necessary. That challenge should be in the past with recent April 5 changes. However, it made communication a bit challenging and certainly frustrating because no one knew exactly what was expected. After many hours of research we ended up having to book a “resort bubble” for 3 nights in addition to paying for this space. Only complaint is lack of flexibility to shift rental dates based on current covid restrictions (resulting in payment of two rentals for the same 3 nights) and also understand the difficult position property owners are in. Tough all around. At the end of the day, very worth it.


Casey J.
March 2021
Gary is an amazing host that goes above and beyond for his guests. We were going to split our trip between Princeville and Hanalei, but a major landslide took out the road to Hanalei after we had already checked out. Gary and his team took care of us! Everything in the place is extremely well organized, labeled, and laid out. You have a great view of the surf at Hideaway's which I've been surfing every day of our stay. I hope we can come back soon.


Valerie W.
July 2020
We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Gary and Ann's place in Princeville...it was extraordinary! We appreciated the quality of their place, the view, and all the belongings they had chosen to make the place a home. We are thanking God for His care over us in matching us with this wonderful gettaway place on Kauai. Awesome, just Awesome!


Kurt J.
March 2020
I have stayed at numerous vacation rentals over the years. Gary the owner of this gorgeous property is the most well organized, conscientious owner I have ever dealt with. The unit and location were perfect for our needs. The kitchen is well equipped for any cooking needs. We had planned on cooking a few meals there, but ended up going out for our lunches and dinners. There are many very good restaurants within a few minutes drive. Hideaway Beach sits directly beneath this unit and is worth the 5 or 10 minute climb to get there. Hopefully we will be back soon.


Beth J.
February 2020
We had a wonderful stay at Gary’s place. The condo was perfect! Amazing view and all the amenities you could want for a vacation. The location is great as well. A short walk to the St Regis hotel for beautiful views for brunch and again for a sunset! We will definitely be back!


Karen R.
February 2020
Beautiful condo, has everything you need in it. The only downfall was the bed was very uncomfortable. Otherwise it was perfect!


Jorge M.
January 2020
We absolutely loved this unit. We are a family of four (two teenage kids) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Gary is the most organized and diligent owner we have met through HomeAway. He gave us terrific information prior to our arrival and we found the unit in perfect condition. Everything worked properly and was as advertised. The location was great. We enjoyed great views from the lanai and it is very close to Hanalei and less than 30 minutes from Ke'e beach at the end of the road in the North Shore. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!


Steve D.
January 2020
Beautiful unit with incredible ocean views. Furnished with everything you could possibly need to have a wonderful vacation. We had a super stay on Kauai enjoying sightseeing, snorkeling, kayaking, tennis, and even used the pool once. Best of all, coming back "home" to this terrific unit and the awe inspiring views.



April 2007
Just home after 9 days in Paradise thanks to Gary's Unit #402 in Pu'u Po'a. Can't think of enough positive superlatives to describe the accommodations, the decor, the amenities, the view, etc, etc. All wonderful. From the moment we walked in the front door, we felt pampered and so lucky to have discovered just the right place. Thank you, Gary. We'll be back--and isn't that the highest compliment of all! Christine & Dan



January 2007
My husband and I have had the pleasure of using this condo three times. It far exceeds any expectations. Every detail has been thought of. So close to the princeville resort, yet private. The last time we brought our children, who fit right in. We have since referred two family/friend members who have LOVED their stay as well. Beautiful place!


Denise Y.
September 2006
We now know why Pu'u Po'a #402 has all positive ratings. Our family stayed September 12-21. We arrived at night and the condo was just beautiful. Everyone was thrilled. We sat out on the lanai for most of the night gazing at the stars. I have never seen so many stars. The next morning we were even more excited by the tremendous views, the ocean out front and the mountains out the back. The kitchen and bathroom make-overs were beautiful. We cooked most of our meals. The owners have thought of everything, from a well stocked kitchen, to a bbq grill on the lanai, to q-tips in the bathroom. I was a little nervous about the fact that most places in Kauai do not have A/C. I was condidering looking elsewhere. I was assured by Gary, the owner, that that was not a concern. He was correct. With ceiling fans in every room ( including the bathrooms ) and the sliding doors and windows open it was just perfect. Gary was a delight to work with. He sent travel brochures before our trip to help with our plans. He called to check-up on us during our stay, an added touch that was appreciated. Of course, we did not want to leave. It was truly paradise. Enjoy your stay!


John W.
August 2006
Pu’u Po’a #402 was the perfect accommodations for our 12-day vacation. On the inside it had everything we needed. Quality cookware and appliances for dining in, plenty of towels, a washer/dryer handy for cleaning up our beach towels, beautifully tiled bathrooms, one with a 2-headed shower, internet access used to send emails with pictures of our vacation (rubbing it in to the folks back home), and lets not forget the blender, ideal for those pina-coladas. Moving outside the two private lanais with ocean views was unbeatable. Hideaways beach and Queens’s bath were the two locations we spent most of our days. Both are a short walk from the condo. We look forward to future stays.



August 2006
We stayed at 402 in June with our two children. We had the best time. The condo is everything that you see and more. The kitchen is exquisite and completely stocked. We felt right at home. The view was breathtaking. We can't wait to go back next year.



February 2006
We had very high expectations for Gary's condo after reading prior reviews, and were not disappointed. Every thing was top of the line, from the beautiful furnishings to the state-of-the-art kitchen to the phenomenal view. Gary has thoughtfully considered every need to make his place a delight to stay in, and we cannot recommend it more highly.



February 2006
WOW!!!!! My wife and I enjoyed the third week of January at Gary's condo in Princeville and all I can say is we both wished we could have stayed there forever! A week at Gary's condo is simply not enough time to enjoy this island paradise, and his top-floor unit has to be experienced to be believed!!! Simply stated, it was a pleasure renting from him....pictures do not do his property justice....and we will be back next year. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.... Mahalo, Gary! Joe and Lynn


Morgan T.
November 2005
My wife and I stayed in Gary's condo for part of our honeymoon and really enjoyed our time there. The condo itself is beautiful inside with an awesome kitchen and a wonderful view. It is also convenient to many activities on the North side of the island. We enjoyed many things about Princeville and nearby Hanalei. We highly recommend the 17 mile sea kayak trip along the Na Pali coast. Kauai was a lot of fun and Gary's condo was the nicest we had ever stayed in. We would definitely go back again.


Cindy E.
March 2005
Gary's condo at Princeville is luxury with a capital "L". The only thing that could possibly outrank it would be the incredible beauty that surrounds the property: ocean, mountains, palm trees, ahhh.

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