Puu Poa 211

Rates: $731 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 63 reviews)

Because of the terrible heat a few summers ago, Gloria and I had an air conditioning unit installed that services the living room/atrium area and the master bedroom. This will allow guests to fully enjoy the greatest asset of our condo, which is location. Unit 211 is on the far right side of the complex and faces almost due west, thus having the best Bali Hai view. You can enjoy Bali Hai sunsets while dining, reclining in the living room, seated in the atrium, lying in the master bed, or of course, while relaxing on the lanai. (Each year two or three honeymoon couples are referred to our unit, and the primary reason is the view.) We were among the first owners to have enclosed the entry atrium that now has a solid roof that provides an additional 300 sq. ft. of living area protected from the sun. Our remodels include a newly retiled lanai, new 16' wide windows and doors out to the lanai, new sun shades, new ceilings and paint throughout, four new mirrored doors for the master bedroom, fully appointed granite kitchen, newly designed master bath, and tile flooring throughout. Our unit is on the second floor which is the easiest to access. The first and fourth floors require a second set of stairs. As you read this description and those of other condos, please remember that the “postcard” Bali Hai view is available from the interior of only a few of the units and this greatly adds to the beauty and charm you will experience on your island vacation. And we accept payment through Paypal.

The three couches in the living room and atrium allow the vacationer the ability to lie down and read a book, listen to a CD, watch sports in Hi-Def, or just gaze out at the ocean and Bali Hai. If it sprinkles, you can stare at a rainbow. If it’s sunny, you can enjoy the tropical breeze that flows through the jalousie windows, which are in each room. (There are three ceiling fans to aid with the flow.) If it’s too sunny, you can draw the special shades that filter the sun and yet don’t hide the view. For those who must stay connected, there is high speed WiFi.

The entry doors to this 2,000 sq.ft. condo were carved by James Hargraves, a nationally known Kauai glass artist. They lead into a sun room/atrium and a large living room. There is a 400 sq.ft. lanai with table, lounges and BBQ, which adjoins the living room. The master bedroom (with king bed) is open to the ocean view, but it can be separated from the atrium by moving a bank of shutters. The large second bedroom has a queen bed and its own separate bath. The washer and dryer are in this bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen with maple cabinets and granite countertops, sits behind the living room and large dining room. In July you can be seated at the dining room table or preparing a late dinner in the kitchen and watch the sun set directly in front of you.

Puu Poa is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It adjoins the five-star 1 Hotel(winter ’22) at the northeast tip of Hanalei Bay. The complex overlooks Hideaway Beach, which is accessible by a path separating Puu Poa from the hotel property. (Hideaways is considered one of the two finest snorkeling beaches on the island.)

Because Puu Poa is oceanfront, our home has 180 degree view to the horizon. Use the telescope to watch surfers, ships and boats, schools of dolphins, many varieties of Hawaiian birds and the migration of whales from December through April. And every night there is a fantastic sunset. Each night since the Princeville/St Regis/1 Hotel opened, crowds gather in the ninth floor lounge to enjoy and photograph the scenes available in our living room.

The Puu Poa complex has a heated pool that overlooks the Pacific and a beautifully maintained tennis court, which has been modified to include two pickle ball courts. The #2 golf course in Hawaii, the Makai, is half a mile away. It has spectacular ocean vistas that offer spectacular photo ops on several holes. The hotel tennis center is located at the club house.

The north shore of Kauai is home to many of Hawaii’s best beaches including Ke’e (start of the Kalalau Trail), a scenic 20 minute ride to the west, and Kalihiwai is about ten minutes to the east. (Our condo has mats, coolers, and water sports equipment to make your day at the beach easier.) The other beaches lie in between as does Queen Emma’s Bath. This is an ocean adjoining lava swimming hole located in Princeville. A two minute drive followed by a ten minute hike will produce an unforgettable experience.

Many other sporting activities are available within five minutes. These include scuba diving, kayaking on the Hanalei River, canoeing on the ocean, surfing (lessons), horseback riding, and biking. For those who enjoy hiking, the path to the Napali Coast begins at Ke’e Beach. The Kalalau Trail may be taken for a day trip or longer. It is one of the most wonderful walks in the world (waterfalls, cliffs, streams, and deserted beaches). Joggers will enjoy the four mile run up to the top of Princeville and back.

One of the nation’s six tropical botanical gardens (Limahuli) is just fifteen minutes to the west at Makana Peak (Bali Hai). The private Na Aina Kai Garden has daily tours and is located just past Kilauea, about fifteen minutes east. Helicopter tours of the Garden Isle are available from several locations including the Princeville airport.

Boutique shopping and restaurants are available in Hanalei, Kilauea, the hotel, and the Princeville Shopping Center, which is just five minutes away. The Center also has a Foodland grocery market, Lappert’s ice cream shop, Chevron station, banks, post office, hardware store and several realtors.

I hope our description will convince you to give the north shore of Kauai a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Ron and Gloria Burke

Keys: Condominium Registration Number: TA-171-182-0800-01, GE-171-182-0800-01, 540120110025

Puu Poa 211 Reviews

John B.
March 2024
Aside from issues with code entry, we had a wonderful 28 days from mid-January to mid-February and did not want to leave. The unit is clean, nicely furnished, well equipped, and very comfortable. But the absolute star feature is the view, visible from most of the unit, but particularly striking from the outside lanai! It is in some ways ever-changing, depending on the time of day and the weather, but always spectacular. As is Kauai. There is beauty everywhere you look. As somewhat physically limited seniors, we could not take full advantage of the beaches and the many recreational activities that Kauai has to offer, but that did not limit our enjoyment of being there. I particularly enjoyed daily walks along Ka Haku Rd, adjacent to the beautiful Makai Golf Course, passing very friendly people and watching nenes, egrets, albatrosses, wild chickens, and birds of all kinds amidst the gorgeous scenery. For any issues that may arise, there is a local manager and the owners are also actively engaged and responsive to any issues or suggestions. We highly recommend!

Helen M.
January 2024
Mahalo for the lovely vacation!

Allen D.
October 2023
Exceptional unit. Perfect location; spacious for our party of four. View was spectacular. Host was very open and communicated with outstanding recommendations. Ron was immediate with contacting us after booking with a wealth of information. Hope to return in the coming years.

Meghan C.
October 2023
We loved this property! Close location to Makai Golf Club and beautiful beaches. Waking up to the views was incredible.

James W.
October 2023
We have been lucky enough to stay in this condo many times - and this stay was the best yet! Beautiful views, very comfortable everything, fun and sun, people!

August 2023
Perfect location Spacious, clean, convenient. Best views!!! Will be happy to come back! Strongly recommend:)

Nicolas H.
August 2023
View is even better than advertised. Place is roomy, clean, and--most importantly--very quiet. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stewart C.
August 2023
Really great location and view. We will definitely be back. Thanks.

Stacy P.
July 2023
We really loved our condo especially the patio and the gorgeous view. The kitchen was nice. The dishes and coffee cups could use a good updating. The air conditioning worked great. A few of the days we had to listen to construction. Overall, this was a fantastic property.

Jacob L.
June 2023
Relaxing and welcoming place to spend our family vacation, for the second time in 2-3 years. Lori, property manager is so pleasant and responsive. Ron always replies promptly as well.

Barry and Sharon L.
January 2023
This truly was an excellent condo. The location and views were easily 10 star. Minor issues were just that and management was excellent regarding any concerns and quick to respond. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful property for our vacation! We really enjoyed!

December 2022
Beautiful location. Wonderful condo. 8 nights of enjoyment. Most all breakfast and dinners prepared in great kitchen - pots, pans, cutting boards, silverware, cooking utensils and more in abundance. Spacious fridge/freezer. Views are unbelievable. Confident that we will be back in 2023

Chris K.
November 2022
Nice roomy condo with great views of the ocean.

Cindy E.
October 2022
Beautiful Oasis! Never slept so well away from home! Waves, sunsets peacefully quiet

Kevin G.
October 2022
Absolutely stunning ocean views of the Na Pali coast with beautiful sunsets from the balcony! Puu Poa 211 is very clean, modern, comfortable, and has all the amenities you need for your stay. We loved the adventurous short hike down to Hideaways Beach for fantastic swimming and snorkeling with giant sea turtles! The perfect spot to reach multiple north shore beaches for surfing, hiking, boating, and relaxing fun! Ronald was very responsive with any questions prior to our stay. Highly recommended!!!

Christina C.
October 2022
If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! The location is absolutely stunning, with beautiful beaches within walking distance or a short drive. The condo had everything we needed: a coffeemaker, beach towels, a cooler, beach chairs, and all of the kitchen items needed. The view from the balcony is amazing and we were able to enjoy pink, golden skies in the morning and breathtaking sunsets in the evening. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Kauai. I can’t say enough great things about this condo. Ron has excellent communication, there was everything we needed, location was perfect, and the condo was spotless. I’m so happy we found this place.

Lynne I.
September 2022
As advertised, wanted to be there for dinner.

August 2022
We had an amazing and relaxing stay. Amazing views of the sunset daily.

Eric W.
August 2022
The condo was a bright spot of the trip. Great location. Great views. Enjoyed it very much.

Dan L.
July 2022
Very nice and comfortable. Wonderful view and fantastic snorkeling.

Bill F.
July 2022
We were blown away by this amazing property. The open floor plan with views of the coast are spectacular. The condo was clean and had everything we needed for a great stay. Ron was more than helpful when we had questions. We would definitely stay here again if we get the chance!

Jacob L.
June 2022
The unit suits our family well. Thank you Ron and Gloria, for sharing your condo. Thanks also to Lori for your prompt replies to our query. You guys have been so pleasant to deal with.

Nicole J.
June 2022
The best thing about this property is the amazing view, directly west so you get an incredible sunset every night. It's also walking distance to Hideaways Beach, the best beach we visited on the island. There are some pros and cons to this condo. Pros: Very spacious (two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, large shower in main bath), very clean, we never had an issue finding parking near the unit, there's an AC unit both in the main living area and primary bedroom, ample beach towels, washer/dryer in unit and detergent is provided, and of course the location/view. Cons: Although clean, the unit is somewhat dated. The listing does not have pictures of the older second bathroom and frames out some of the more worn bits of the condo (mirrored closets in main bedroom, e.g.). It just didn't match my expectations based on the pics or other reviews, but once I adjusted, it was fine. The mattress in the main bedroom is not very comfortable. Overall, though, we had a great stay.

Kirk D.
June 2022
Awesome view and sunsets!

Dell P.
May 2022
The Puu Poa property could not have been better situated on the island—a direct view off our lanais of Bali Hai, we overlooked the reef at Hidden Beach, and the condo was so thoughtfully appointed; the owner thought of everything a guest might want. Ron was also a great owner and host. We ran into an issue, which he was very responsive on. He also gave us several wonderful tips to make our stay even more enjoyable.

Lisa F.
May 2022
Awesome location and the condo was very nice!

Annie D.
April 2022
What an amazing rental! Best View, super quiet, and clean! I highly recommend this condo!!

April 2022
Better than the pictures! The condo was spacious, clean and had the most amazing views!!!! We enjoyed breakfast on the gorgeous patio every day. The kind extras like the beach chairs and boogie boards were so appreciated by my family. We loved every moment in Princeville and getting to stay in this condo made it all the better.

Ingrid S.
April 2022
We loved every moment staying at this straightforward condominium with the amazing location. It was perfect for us.

Jorge L.
March 2022
Excellent location, close to many amities, shops, dining, beaches. Best views of the island. The property has everything you will need to for a great vacation. Happy that we found this place.

Aimee C.
February 2022
Beautiful views, but condo needs some TLC…. Plants on patio dead….. bathroom cabinets need touch up. I’ve rented other condos in the complex for the same price which are really attended to for a great experience.

Jean S.
February 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo. The view is amazing from the both the large lanai and throughout the condo. The interior is open, comfortable and has everything you need - including beach chairs, beach towels and a small cooler. We would definitely stay here again.

James W.
January 2022
We have stayed in this unit many times. Absolutely wonderful each and every time. Beautiful view, watched whales frolic as we stood on the lanai. Perfect location and super easy arrival and departure. Why would we stay anywhere else?

David C.
January 2022
What an amazing property. Exactly as listed, the view far exceeds the pictures. The area is amazing. When looking in Princeville you'll see several properties. This property is the best in the area at this price point. Best view, best space, best location!

Chris S.
November 2021
Property was as advertised, great location, fantastic view and clean. We were totally satisfied.

Sheila B.
November 2021
This was a great property. Dramatic views everyday, quiet side of the island IMO. Would definitely stay here again. Lots of room.

Matt K.
October 2021
We had a great time at the condo - it had plenty of space and is in a great location with beautiful views in all directions. It was clean and the extra things like beach chairs and a cooler we're really helpful. Thank you!

Cara V.
September 2021
Our family of 3 spent a week at this condo at the end of August. Super clean unit. Excellent and quick communication with the host, who went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed throughout our stay. Everything was very comfortable, with the lanai (and that view!) as the highlight. We took every opportunity to enjoy the sunset with dinner and had plenty of relaxation time out there. And when we ventured to beaches, there were plenty of towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, etc. Things to know: The location is fantastic as far as being close to the water but it is necessary to drive almost everywhere with the exceptions of the Puu Poa and Hideaways beaches and Queen's Bath (it’s about 5 minutes to Foodland/Princeville Center by car). Also not sure how long it will go on, but there's some renovation/construction going on in the unit right next to the pool and there was a day we cut our pool time short due to the noise. There’s also no bathroom at the pool (this isn’t a big deal but when traveling with a kid it’s always good to know where the closest bathroom is located). We loved our time on Kauai – this was a wonderful place to close out our trip. Mahalo!

Eric W.
August 2021
The condo is wonderful. Waking up every morning to see the expansive view of the ocean from the deck was incredible - and then watching the sun set and dusk settling on Bali Hai - I think it would be hard to find a better view in Kauai. The condo spacious, perfrectly furnished - and stocked with everything we needed for our 5 night stay. Everything worked perfectly. The owner and the property manager were both very good at communication. We had a wonderful stay. And we have reserved the unit 211 for our visit to Kauai next year as well.

Melissa L.
August 2021
We love Pua Poa and this was one of the best places we have stayed in this property. Very clean, spacious, air con, and VIEWS. We would recommend some better beach chairs but that is a minimal suggestion. Overall great place.

August 2019
When deciding between staying at the Princeville Resort or at Puu Poa, what put Puu Poa over the top was the insane panoramic view, the full kitchen, and overall amount of space for just a little more than the price of a oceanfront room at the Princeville Resort. It has a pool and if you want to go the beach, Hideaway Beach is right below the condominium complex, albeit with a slightly difficult path down the cliff to get to it. If you’re staying on the North Shore to have easy access to Haena State Park, this location is ideal. Just make sure you make reservations to enter the park as soon as possible. It’s about 45 minutes to an hour away from anything on the East coast so plan accordingly. Dining options required driving to Hanalei Bay or the Princeville shopping center, but neither were too far for convenience. If you’re the more adventurous type and want to go out and explore the island everyday, this was a great home base for me. Even if you just want to sit on the balcony, relax under the sun, and enjoy the view, but don’t care about the other pampering stuff you can get at a resort, this is also the place for you.

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

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