Our family had a wonderful vacation week at this lovely home on Honu Point. I wish we’d booked 2 weeks! Rae-Marie greeted us upon arrival and made us feel welcome from the start of our visit. The beauty of this property is unsurpassed. Ocean views from every room in the house. All 3 couples had their own private spaces; bedroom, bathroom and walkout to lanai. We have a couple of talented chefs in the family that were able to prepare great meals in the well stocked kitchen. The outdoor dining area off the kitchen was perfect for almost all of our meals. We also enjoyed the pool, hot tub and outdoor shower each day. We biked to Queens Bath more than once to swim and view turtles and fish. The neighborhood was quiet, peaceful, and great for walking, running, and biking. Princeville Botanical Gardens is a short drive away and very worthwhile visit. They provide a guided tour of their amazing grounds and include a fun chocolate tasting (reservations required in advance). I can’t think of a more idyllic location to enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by beauty. We’d love to come back. Thanks again, Rae-Marie and Tom.
This stay at Honu Point was nothing short of amazing.
This being our second time on Kauai, we knew we wanted to stay on the North Shore. This house was absolutely stunning in every possible way (and we're pretty picky). The pictures online don't do it justice. From the immaculate nature of the home to the incredible views from sunrise to sunset, the house itself is a destination on Kauai. You won't want to leave.
Honu Point was perfect in every way and exceeded any expectations we had. Someday, we hope to return.
Amazing host with incredible communication and assistance on everything we had questions about for the entire area. Property is even better than the amazing pictures in the listing.
What a wonderful home! The views are truly spectacular. When we wanted some 'downtime' between activities, we could relax at the house and still enjoy the most amazing views on the island. Rae-Marie is so friendly and helpful, the house is well-stocked and clean, and the neighborhood is perfect for families. We definitely recommend!
This property is simply amazing and one of a kind. The views are incredible and you have so many locations to view from. Morning sunrise coffee on the patio facing the ocean was a must every day along with sunsets on the bench at the end of the tiered yard.
The property is top notch, extremely clean and well maintained. Plenty of entertainment options. Bedrooms were extremely comfortable. The garage was well organized with all the gear (snorkel gear, extra beach shoes, beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc) we needed for the week.
Rae-Marie was a wonderful host and always accessible to answers questions or give recommendations. Communication was outstanding before and throughout our stay.
This property is a high-end retreat where you feel like you are in your own paradise without the noise and congestion of a resort which is exactly what we were looking for as a family.
A beautiful spot to relax and just be. The views from every room in the house are stunning. You feel a special energy when you enter the property. Private and tranquil. The garden is lovely with a variety of tropical plants and trees. We will be back no doubt about it.
Lovely and welcoming Princeville, Kauai home. Hosts are kind and sharing, providing helpful info pre-arrival. Views are spectacular - including visits from Nene geese, and whale & albatross viewings. We all had a great, restful time in this fantastic home! Highly recommended!
This is an absolute gem of a property. Located on a bluff over the ocean - which literally can be seen and heard from every room in the house. We spend the majority of our vacation time in oceanfront properties, but this was mesmerizing. We love the north shore for its laid back vibe and this is an ideal location. It was great to hike down to Sea Lodge Beach with literally the beach to ourselves and then snorkel with the fish and turtles. And the highlight was to be there during albatross nesting season, with so many albatrosses in the neighborhood. The house is very nice and well stocked, and could easily accommodate three couples and likely still feel very private. Rae-Marie was welcoming and incredibly responsive. We were already looking for our return visit before we left!
It’s even better than the pictures. The host is extremely nice and informative. You won’t regret booking this beautiful property!
The house was incredible and Rae-Marie was wonderful!
This house rental is first class all the way! Rae-Marie is lovely and communicated with me throughout the process and met me and my two sisters at the house upon arrival, to give us a quick tour and answer any questions we might have. The views are to die for both from inside the home and outside. There are loads of pantry items already stocked or left from previous guests. All of the bathrooms had jumbo sized shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, as well as bars of soap. They also had hair dryers and a full supply of toilet paper so you don't need to buy or bring any of that with you. The laundry rooms also had a large supply of laundry soap. You will need dryer sheets though and we did have some packed with us. We spent loads of time hanging out in the pool, hot tub, or on the lanai. We loved our stay in this house so much it was very hard to leave for excursions and as fun as those were, we all looked very forward to just going back to this house. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms are large and the beds were very comfortable. The entire home is large and very spacious with expansive ocean views from every single room. We had sunsets, sunrises, and rainbows. It is located in a very high end beautiful neighborhood. As gorgeous as the photos are, they do not do it justice and I promise, you will NOT be disappointed here.
Honu Point is in a different world than anything we have experienced in vacation rentals. You can see the amount of planning and thought that has gone into this property from it's initial construction all the way to the individual preparation made for guest arrival day. Rae-Marie has thought of everything and I really appreciated the personal greeting to walk my family through the house. My wife and 3 kids (ages 11, 10 and 6) enjoyed going on adventures each morning in Kauai and returning to the house for afternoon pool-time and evening sunsets with margaritas and wine. We utilized Rae-Marie's recommendations for Private Chef - White Ginger Catering and massages by Melanie on the lanai. Both came to the house so we could experience with the beautiful setting of the property. Ginger and Melanie are amazing at each of their trades. My kids said Ginger's dinner was the best meal they had on our 2 week stay in Hawaii!! I have to agree. My family and I captured many precious moments together at Honu Point and we would love to find our way back some day soon!
I believe we have found the most magical place on earth!
Pictures don't do it justice. From the breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise, to the private infinity pool, there is no better place to spend your vacation. Rae-Marie is a fantastic host. We appreciated the time she took to do a house orientation upon arrival. This made it possible to start our vacation right away, instead of spending hours figuring out how everything works and were its located. We were also greeted with a thoughtful anniversary gift basket. We can't wait to come back!
This home was perfect for our family to gather, play, and relax enjoying amazing views from sunrise to sunset. The house is located close to stores, restaurants, activities and beaches if you want to leave the house (our 2 year old was very sad to leave each time we did!). Rae-Marie was a helpful host, even before we arrived with suggestions. We are already looking forward to re-booking another stay. Mahalo Rae-Marie and Tom.
We will take away many lasting memories from our stay at Honu Point. Everything in the design of this home was incredibly thought out: ocean views and breezes from every room, open floor plan with lots of space, beautiful gardens and infinity pool, spacious lanai for outdoor eating, as well as manicured yard on a unique peninsula to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Leading up to our trip Rae-Marie was so helpful, suggesting who to use for grocery delivery and encouraging reservations in advance to state parks. Plus she was there to greet us on arrival and show us how everything worked. Chairs and towels were provided to enjoy the nearby beach, as well as bicycles for exploring the neighborhood and shopping center. We cannot say enough about this amazing house and wonderful hostess!!!
The house was amazing with every possible amenity we could ever need. And the view was spectacular! You can sit for hours just on the lanai! Great location, with grocery store nearby. Perfect spot for the perfect vacation! Rae Marie personally greeted us and was always available via text. Will stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Rae Marie!
We come back
Just returned from the most wonderful family vacation and stay at Honu Point. Rae Marie and Tom’s house is truly magical. There’s a reason this home receives five-star reviews! Ocean views from every room, well-appointed rooms and bathrooms, beach and pool supplies, bikes, snorkeling gear, it’s all there. Once you get over the “wow” factor of the location, views, house, and amenities it comes down to the hosts. Rae Marie and Tom have thought of everything, they truly understand hospitality and what it takes in providing a five-star experience, I want to thank them for providing our family with memories for years to come.
A dream come true, is how this property would be best described. The owners, Rae-Marie and Tom are outstanding hosts, with clear communication and their personal greeting they gave us the details and answered our questions which allowed for a more relaxing visit. It's nice to know how the appliances work instead of having to guess. This is what all hosts should do. Their home has all the needed amenities for the most comfortable stay. They also had a tasty greeting basket in honor of our 34th Anniversary.
The placement of this home takes your breath away. The decor is beautiful and openness of the floor plan is comforting. If you are so lucky to stay at this home, you must walk to the edge of the yard overlooking the ocean and sit on the bench, take a deep breath of fresh air and listen to the ocean sing to you while absorbing the view.
It's a TRUE SLICE OF HEAVEN !
This home truly provides everything you could ever want from a vacation home. It was extremely clean, well kept, well supplied and well managed. Rae-Marie was so helpful before and during our trip and truly made us feel hosted, not just like renters. The views of this home are incredible. We loved the fresh air and beautiful gardens. The hike to Sealodge beach, with passing view of the nesting baby Albatross, made it all even more delightful. The beach supplies in the garage made exploring Kauai even better as we didn't have to buy or rent anything! Even the provided beach towels were plentiful and of high quality! I cannot say enough great things about this home. Just a pleasure...Mahalo Rae-Marie and Tom!
Thank you so much for renting us this place, every room has a beautiful ocean view, even the bathrooms, way better than expected,
The pool was just the right size and the jacuzzi was awesome after a day out,
Total privacy was awesome and would definitely stay here again while on Kauai.
We literally have raised the bar now and probably will never be able to match it again. THIS PLACE IS EPIC! The views are out of this world and the house is outstanding. The local family who own the property are also an absolute delight. The pictures don't come close to giving this property the justice it deserves. The only thing to watch out for is it is on cliffs. So, I would probably not recommend for young children maybe under 8 years old or something. Also, the rooms are such that we shared the house as 3 couples and each couple had their own master suite. Worked great for 3 couples and everyone felt comfortable with the situation. I don't want to leave this review because I don't want you to book it the same week I am coming back!!!!
Quite simply, this will be one of the best houses you could rent. We booked before COVID and when that hit, the owner was very understanding about the need to delay the booking by one year. No hassle, which I really appreciated given all that was happening at the time.
I have rented several properties with “home away”/”VRBO” in the US and in Europe. This property was exceptional: immaculate, very well appointed, and well, beautiful. Gourmet kitchen, lovely bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (all with ocean views), a secluded beautiful pool/hot tub, and all with unencumbered views of the ocean (we marvelled watching whales, dolphins, and sea turtles). The area is beautiful and secure.
Kudos to Rae-Marie and Tom!
Wow!! Just Wow! We can't say enough about this property. None of the online pictures and videos truly do it justice. Tom and Rae-Marie provide an absolutely stunning home away experience. The ocean views from any and all rooms, the wonderfully laid out kitchen and dining areas, the open lanai overlooking the ocean, I could go on and on and never be able to convey how wonderful this home is! And thanks for providing the basket of treats and coffee on our arrival.
My family of five (3 grown kids in early 20's) spent a week right after New Years. The weather was spectacular, 80 during the day 70 at night. We would rise, make our coffee or tea then sit outside in the lanai and watch the whales swim past, every day. The pool and hot tub were used several times daily by all of us. The sound and breeze of the ocean wafting in from every louvered window was very calming. We enjoyed sitting on the steps of the lanai at night to take in the bright star lit sky.
On Rae-Marie's suggestion we did hire several chefs to cook for us a couple different night and also had massages done outside on the lanai several days.
While we did hike the Kalalau trail and visit the Waimea Canyon, it was the time spent at this Honu point home we will remember most. It was truly a relaxing place to spend a week. Highly recommend this vacation home and am truly looking forward to returning. Thanks Tom and Rae-Marie for all your wonderful hospitality.
I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at a lot of beautiful places, but I don’t think there is a more beautiful place than the north shore of Kauai and a more ideal property than the one Rae Marie and Tom have built their dream home on. The views literally never end and the sounds of the ocean fill the air.
Honu Point is in a stunning location in Princeville. It is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on three sides. The idyllic vista (visible throughout the house) is frequently accompanied by vivid rainbows that form over the water. We half expected to see whales or dolphins leaping under a rainbow! The house is beautiful and immaculate. The kitchen is well appointed with dishes, pans, utensils and tools. Fluffy, white towels are plentiful in each bathroom, as are beach towels. Beach toys such as boogie boards and chairs are also available for guests to use. The house boasts a large covered back patio under which cool Pacific breezes flow. We made use of the gas grill several nights including one evening when we purchased fresh fish from a market in Hanalei (we brought cedar planks). It was relaxing to hear the waves crashing against the shoreline as we fell to sleep each night. We appreciated that the home used solar panels for both electricity and to heat water. The attention to detail in the home and landscaping is impressive. The front of the home features a variety of tropical plants that not only contribute to the beauty of the home, but provides privacy around the pool, as well. The nesting albatross was a charming bonus. Rae Marie is a stellar host. She responds quickly to questions and goes “above and beyond” to ensure guests have a wonderful stay. For example, just prior to our arrival she discovered that a kitchen appliance wasn’t working well and had a new unit installed promptly. I was awed by the enormous amount of storage available (hmm…might have to consider a reno on my own house!) and fell in love with the natural edge table on the back patio. Our party was comprised of 4 adults and a twelve-year-old. My only caution to prospective guests is that it may not be ideal for parents with young children. The yard is not fenced (and it shouldn’t be!), and there is a steep drop to the ocean below. Overall, this home is amazing and we are so happy to have discovered Honu Point!
Honu Point is a very, very special place. The pictures online--beautiful as they may be--do not come close to capturing the "wow" factor you experience repeatedly throughout your stay. Ray-Marie and Tom thought of every single detail when building this home--the sweeping ocean views from every room, spacious lanai, immaculate tropical garden--everything is perfect. From the bench on the lanai you can see expansive views of the northern coast--one of the best views on the island--and on a clear night you can see the milky way right above you. That bench is my happy place. What's more, Rae-Marie and Tom are the consummate hosts--this is not your typical online rental experience. Upon arrival we were greeted and given a tour of the property, with some background about the property and even some info about the funny little albatross roaming the neighborhood. Rae-Marie and Tom really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect, and it truly was one of the most memorable vacations we've ever taken. Thank you for everything Rae-Marie and Tom, we hope to see you again soon!
The photos are wonderful but the house is so much more spectacular in person. It was immaculately clean and well presented. One of the necessities of renting a home for vacation can be, constantly going to the store for the supplies you didn’t know you needed till you got there, in this home they are already there. Rae-Marie is a fantastic host and very easy to reach if you need to. The gardens are stunning with orchids in bloom. The location of the home and views are incredible. We were so impressed we booked our second stay while we were still there.
This was a truly stunning, magical & unforgettable home - we loved every second of our stay!!!!
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Rae Marie and Tom have built a home on a stunning location. Rae Marie met us at the home on arrival and pointed out all the features and amenities. There is flow and style that just works in this home. Well stocked be sure and talk with Rae Marie about what to bring. As an example the garage has bicycles (helmets, locks, pump, and tools to adjust the seat height) snorkel gear, fishings poles, boogie boards, back packs, beach toys and lots more. All the details have been well thought out and you are truly renting a home and not a house. Look no further as you have found the spot!
this property is beautifully situated and landscaped. Every room has jaw dropping views. Lounging by the pool and hot tub was delightful. Rae Marie is easy to communicate with and has many tips and suggestions about the local area. Even with the road work, it was only a 15 min drive to Hanalei bay and just 35 minutes to Haena. Also well situated to visit Kileaua and environs. The house has all sorts of beach gear available. One suggestion is for the owner to have a simple bluetooth speaker so that guests can play music from their phones. There is an elaborate (complicated?) sound system, but it is not bluetooth enabled (I don't think). To conclude - this place will have you sitting in a chair watching the ocean and exclaiming wow! over and over and over.
My family and I could not have dreamed of a better getaway. The home was immaculate. The setting was a dream. Rae-Marie and Tom were always available and ready to assist if we had any issues or questions about the house or area. It was impossible not to forget about work and other life stresses while staying in this home.
One of the most spectacular locations on the North part of the Island. Wonderful house and layout. Will definitely be coming back!
We had an amazing time at Honu Point at the end of July 2021. The home is a one-of-a-kind property perched on a stunning oceanfront bluff in Princeville, with 180degree views of the ocean and the mountains on the other side - the pictures on the site don't even begin to do justice to it's location. Given it's unique location, in the summer we were able to see dramatic sunrises and sunsets over the ocean every day.
The house itself was perfect for our family - equipped with everything you might possibly want for a Kauai vacation - excellent kitchen and cooking amenities, well-appointed rooms and bathrooms well stocked beach supplies, beautiful infinity pool and gorgeous landscaping.
Rae-Marie, the owner, was a perfect host, working with us to accommodate an early check-in , and always available when we had questions, and made this a really memorable stay in Kauai. We would love to visit again and stay at Honu Point!
Everything about Honu Point was amazing! We can’t wait to come back. Definitely a trip of a lifetime.
Honu Point is truly a dream house in a dream location! The house is even better in person and the endless ocean views go on forever. The sunsets and rainbows are spectacular and unique every day. The house is fully stocked with everything you need for the beach. Rae-Marie is the most gracious host we have ever encountered. Tom and Rae-Marie obviously take great pride in their beautiful home and it shows from the first day to the last. They were so accommodating and answered questions immediately. Do not hesitate to book this home. We are already booking for next year !!
We had a fantastic stay at Honu Point this past week. The house and views were amazing. It was everything it was advertised to be and more.
Couldn’t ask for a better property! The owners are the nicest people and go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. The home is beautiful. High ceilings, huge windows with amazing views everywhere, high-end beach decor, comfortable furniture and beds… everything you could want has been considered. Highly recommended!
This property is simply perfect! We were there in May and you can see the sun rise over the water just past the Kilauea lighthouse and you can see the sun set on the water near Mt. Makana! I have never been at a property on Kauai that had such a feature! The views from every window in the house are simply stunning! The private peninsula provides daily viewing of the sea turtles (Honu) in the water on both sides. We saw multiple whales (even in May) and we saw a giant Manta Ray. The covered lanai is perfect for dinner as the sky turns orange, then pink and even purple after the sun sets. The kitchen is spectacular with views in every direction. There is plenty of space at the bar for a snack and at the lovely round table for breakfast/brunch each morning. The view from the master bedroom and bathroom is fabulous and the jacuzzi tub is simply divine. The other two bedrooms both have lovely views of the ocean and all 3 bedrooms have direct access to outdoor patio space. The house is in a perfect location and when you return after a day of exploring you are rewarded with a swim with a view or a cocktail in the hot tub with a view of the ocean. Plus, the pool area is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The house is stocked with snorkeling masks, fins, boogie boards and even bicycles. There is a short path down to the beach below where there were a colorful array of fish to be seen while snorkeling. The beach has lots of shade from overhanging trees so is quite pleasant, even in the heat of the day. We loved visiting the Albatross chicks on the neighboring streets and seeing the parents soaring over the property all day long. This property has two full size washer/dryers and two full size refrigerators. You will find everything you need to cook all of your meals in the house because you will rarely want to leave for a meal elsewhere because the views from the house cannot be beat! We have already booked this house for our next trip to Kauai and we would buy this property in a millisecond if it ever went up for sale! Like the title of this review states, Honu Point is Paradise Found!
Rae-Marie and Honu Point exceeded our expectations from the very beginning. Rae-Marie was extremely helpful and communicative prior to arrival, and was nice enough to spend ~20 minutes touring the house and speaking about local favorites upon check-in.
The property itself is stunning. Words can’t describe how amazing the views are, and the pictures don’t do it justice. We particularly enjoyed spending every night on the bluff watching the sunset, and subsequent star gazing. The amenities are top notch, and it’s evident much thought and care was put into each detail of the house. Additionally, the location on the North Shore is perfect to experience all of the adventure Kauai has to offer. We’ve been reminiscing on our trip nonstop, and can’t wait to plan another one back!
Thank you Rae-Marie for sharing your property with us. Your hospitality was amazing, and you’ve allowed us memories of a lifetime. Mahalo!
We loved our 1-week stay. The location and views from the property are stunning and the setting is very private. The house seems to be on the very best lot in all of Princeville. The property was clean, well maintained and everything was as described. Overall the stay exceeded our expectations and we hope to come again.
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