Nice size condo for 2 people. Wonderful location 50 yards from the ocean. The photos make it look like the ocean is much further away. Nice kitchen, quiet at night.
Our stay was drastically shortened due to a health scare.
We plan on trying again some time. Kuai is alot smaller than Maui. Mostly 2 lane roads everywhere, so you can't be in a hurry.
The condo was very nice except there was no lock on the back sliding door and it was very hot upon arrival. It would have been nice for the air to be turned on prior to our arrival. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the condo.
The property is nice for families as being centrally located and those wishing to eat in. The out door BBQ's are cleaned every day! There is only one pool which can be crowded; the beach near by is ok for playing in the sand but not a place to swim or snorkel. Some time shares are more updated than VRBOs as ours had old textured ceilings and had not been updated for awhile.
This place is in desperate need of a major renovation. I feel that the pictures were taken long ago and do not accurately represent the condition of this condo today.
There was packing tape securing an arm onto the chair in the living space as well as a significant tear in the couch. Most of the closet doors as well as the sliding glass door are very difficult to open and the sliding door no longer has a lock. Except for the dishes everything else in the kitchen are in need of replacing as they are very old and worn. The appliances are very old and rusty, the ice maker didn't work.
The air conditioner was struggling to keep the bedroom cool. The blinds are also very old and bled light in from the passageway as the bedroom is in the front. The mattress was uncomfortable and seemed worn out as well. The remote for the TV in the bedroom was taped together and didn't work.
The unit is part of a property that's a mix of private and corporate(hotel?) ownership. Since the unit is privately owned you can't get pool towels.
The host was very chill and i really appreciated not having a long list of items to complete during checkout.
The view from the balcony was very good. The property is on the main drag of the town so it can be challenging to exit the property as there is a LOT of traffic on the road out front. I feel bad doing this but, I would not stay here again.
Great place, great location, Murphy bed was nice to have as well
We stayed here for 5 nights and were thoroughly impressed with the location, room and the resort as a whole. We had little to no issues and appreciated the open communication with the property owner.
Breathtaking views of Pacific. Spent most of our morning and evenings on the balcony. 8 mile walking/biking trail begins at property and connects to countless restaurants, shops, and coffee bars. Elevator was out of commission for servicing, but Richard gave us ample warning. Pona Kai gave us help with our luggage, which really helped.
Great location on property. Good beach and walking trail. The condo had everything one could want for a vacation week. Would like a dead bolt for the door.
Great location on the island. Centrally located and beautiful waterfront views. We loved being on the bike path and it was a short walk to many stores, restaurants/food trucks, and bike rentals. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. The condo was well stocked. We really appreciated the cooler and 2 beach towels. There were lots of games, movies, books, boogie board, 2 beach chairs, and more in the closet. The condo is a little tired and we had some tiny ants visit us in the kitchen. We tried to make sure the counters were always wiped down and clean after cooking. This helped keep the ants away. We would stay here again.
A great location. Maybe the beach towels can be replaced as they look little old. Otherwise, the overall stay was great. Lovely view of the ocean and nice breeze that you can enjoy from the balcony.
I will definitely stay again in this place if I have to for my next visit to Kauaii.
Amazing view of the ocean. Perfect location on Kauai to visit everything on the entire island. The pool is perfect! Just an overall dreamy time in paradise for us!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pono Kai! The condo had everything we needed, and a lovely lanai looking directly out on the ocean. Very close! Small beach below. We were able to walk to breakfast shops, and dinner. Plus, there are many other places to eat and shop very nearby. The walking trail along the ocean is also beautiful and good for people watching! This is a great place to stay when in Kapaa and it’s a reasonable drive in both directions to the north of the island and the south. Loved it and thank you, Richard!
Relaxing stay. Very good amenities in the unit and at the resort. Would stay here again.
Very nice, loved the trail!
We stayed a week in each one of Hawaii’s five islands and this was the best locatio and facility. We had during the course of our five weeks in Hawaii.
Very nice and comfortable unit. The grounds and amenities are fantastic. Tennis, pickle ball, and lots of other activities are available on site. Beaches within 100 yards. Easily walkable to a lot of interesting food trucks. Which we found to be a much better option than any of the restaurants in the area. Perfect unit to just read a book and listen to the waves from the lanai. The unit could use a deep cleaning but was pretty good considering the throughput. A few minor problems, but nothing very annoying. Overall I would highly recommend and would like to return in two years and stay for two weeks instead of just 6 days.
A wonderful, comfortable stay. For us, it is all about location. 1) The View…many places on the islands have views of other buildings. This property has an un-obstructed view of the ocean, waves, and sound. the only thing between us and the water’s view were two palm trees. 2). Central location…if your intent is to explore Kauai, the best area to stay in is Kapaa since it is easy to get to both the north and south sides of the island. 3). Close to town…many reviews comment on how close to town this unit is. Reality it is right next to old Kapaa Town, just across the street. Grocery shopping was just a couple block walk in the other direction.
Beautiful view, perfect location and very well kept. Thank you for helping us make Beautiful memories ❤️
Great location in Kapaa Beautiful view of the ocean. Close to shopping and restaurants. Condo was well equiped with everything you need. Lots of things to do at Pono Kai resort. Tennis, pickel ball, horse shoes and more
EVERYTHING was great staying at this unit at Pono Kai. The resort was quiet and had everything you could want. The unit was well furnished and felt like home (loved the hard 2-wheel cooler). The ocean view from the balcony was amazing. Literally steps to eating (Pacco's Tacos Mexican delicious) next door to the resort. 2nd time on island and Kapa'a is a great midpoint for access to both north and south of island. Brenda is who we had contact with while staying and she was sweet and responded quickly to a couple of inquiries. If we ever got a third opportunity to go back to Kauai, this would be the first place I'd attempt to book "again". Thanks and Mahalo Richard!!
loved it very nice unit great location
The owner, Richard, went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful stay. The location, view, and provisions can’t be beat. Elevator is a welcome relief after a long walk. We were already referring the unit C305 to an interested acquaintance while we were there. Thank you for a memorable stay, Richard
After waiting around most of the day and watching our departure time get moved back multiple times, our flight from Seattle was canceled. I talked with Brenda during the day and finally after flight was canceled. She was extremely understanding and helpful. We did not arrive to stay at the property but am grateful with her help and the fact that we will get a credit for a future stay.
I have rented this unit many times in the past 20+ years and every time it’s like coming home. 3 weeks is never enough.
Randy/Penny B. B.
Beautiful views, excellent location for beautiful views, excellent location for exploring Kauai. Elevator,good parking, comfortable bed. What more can you ask for?
Richard was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with! Mahalo!
Loved the ocean view and people watching from the balcony. The beach is a very short walk from the unit and the beach chairs conveniently provided in the unit came in handy every day.
The property is undergoing some roof construction on some of the buildings, but we weren’t inconvenienced by it at all.
Richard communicated very well with us before we arrived with details and suggestions for things to do. The check-in was easy and his unit is great. Incredible sunrises every day from the lanai. Could not get enough of listening to the waves whenever we were in the unit. The pool facilities were also nice.
Highly recommend Richard's place. Centrally located for easy access to both north and south shore. For dining, we went to Lemongrass one night and had one of the best fish dishes we have ever had. Sea bass with a mango chili sauce. Pretty incredible.
Stayed at Richard's and wished we never had left. C305 allows you the sunrise every morning when you wake up and the tranquility of the Tradewinds in the evening relaxing on the balcony. Everything was in order and in place. All the comforts of home only in Paradise. Excellent communication with the owner made this trip even better. You cannot go wrong with this unit to stay at. Still deciding as we speak our next trip to Kauai for 2023. Thank you Richard for making our trip so memorable.
Mahalo~Mike and Chelsea
What an amazing place I will miss my ocean view
Conveniently located to airport and local shopping. Beautiful ocean and sunrise views. This is a older condo starting to show its age.
The balcony is a gorgeous place to sit and relax. The kitchen is remarkably well stocked, not only with every implement owe could want, but also condiments, coffee, coffee maker, etc. There is an ongoing problem with ants, especially in the kitchen, but we know from previous Hawaii trips that this is a problem throughout the islands, and not a deficiency of this unit. We would love to come back.
The condo is on the top floor and has a great water view. The property is beautiful and the staff were fantastic. Overall the condo was very comfortable and has had some great renovations completed to give it a great aesthetic. It is centrally located to reach the entire island. Would stay here again.
Watch the sunrise over the ocean in the morning and stroll nearby for iced coffee at Java Kai or Pono Cafe. In the evening, watch the moonlight upon the water. Could practically live on the lanai (balcony).
Property is pretty much as described by others. Beautiful view, comfortable bed, location, etc. My minor complaint would be the ceiling fan in master is loud when on high speed. Not a problem on lower speeds. Would definitely stay here again.
The place was spacious for my wife and I. We loved the view of the ocean and the cool breeze that flowed in our room. We spent our loaf time on the sofa and chair that were on the balcony. The bed was very comfortable. As for the location, we were walking distance to some of the eateries in Kapaa and the supermarket was a few minutes from our location. We also enjoyed walking on the path along the shore. We had a little hiccup with the water heater however, our Brenda managed to accomodate us. We will definitely stay here again
I loved how they had books, puzzles, and other things to do at the property. It was well appointed and very comfortable.
Dr. Nancy P.
This unit is located in the best spot—the view of sunrise and sunset is perfect! The sound of the ocean surf crashing on the beach adds incredible ambiance. The top floor location makes it quiet and private.
Great view, loved the location, had everything we needed!
Grounds were beautiful. Wished the whole apt had air conditioning. There was a cool breeze from the ocean but it took a while to cool the apt down. The owner was great to work with and extended our check out time
Great location, clean and friendly staff, couldn't have asked for a better time. Grounds are well maintained.
Wonderful cozy condo with amazing views! Steps from the ocean and Kapa’a. Will definitely be back!
We reserved this unit for 4 nights. It was a nice 1 bedroom unit with a balcony overlooking the beach and bike trail. It was well maintained with many helpful items. I found the water filtering pitcher to be particularly handy as we did not have to purchase any bottled water as we typically do. The ac unit in the bedrooms kept us comfortable at night. The owner was always prompt in answering any questions via phone and text. Special thanks to Brenda for allowing us to check out of the unit past the normal 10 AM so that she can thoroughly clean the unit for the next arriving guest.
The condo was great. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen had many things you could need along with some condiments in the fridge which was very nice. Beach chairs and coolers were nice to have as well. Lots of games and books.
Our condo had everything we needed and more. Location was amazing, central for heading north or south. Lots of restaurants and great coffee shops within short walking distance. My husband does a vegan diet and two very good options minutes away, and the walking path, so convenient. Will be back for sure! 🌴🌴
Always love staying at Pono Kai! Great ocean views, especially for sunrise, and walking distance to shops in Kapaa. Great condo, clean, nice to have air conditioning even though we barely needed it thanks to the ocean breezes. Love the convenience of a code box for the room so don't have to keep track of a key while out and about. Highly recommended.
Absolutely great time in C305 Pono Kai! Watched the sunset every evening from the lanai - perfect.
Loved staying here. The kitchen was well stocked. Beach chairs, towels and coolers are provided. The beach was never crowded. Loved sitting on the balcony every morning and evening.
This condo and resort has it all- from fully appointed unit with beach chairs and coffee, to a site with pool, tennis, corn home activities and more. Our beach view lanai was priceless. Would highly recommend. Tv service was problematic- but that’s not what we went to Kauai for!
Very nice room. Great communication with owner and a fantastic location. Very happy with our choice to rent this!!!!
Could not get a better view of the ocean. Location is perfect for touring the island.
This place has the best location and the view can’t properly be described in words, but it’s simply stunning. Richard is a dream host, a lovely person to work with. Book your stay here right now, Kauai is a gorgeous island and this is a great place to stay while visiting.
We loved our stay. The location is great and the ocean view is spectacular! The unit was clean and stocked with everything you'd need. The only thing is that it needs some upgrade such as door stop that was always stuck and bathroom faucet that has old buildup.
Overall, it was very comfortable and enjoyable.
Richards place is the best in Kappa!! It has an amazing view of the beach, wonderful amenities on the property, and was perfect for exploring the island because it was central to both the north and soth shore. We’ll absolutely be back!
Convenient location, well maintained complex with many activities, very nice ocean front view. Condo was clean, well equipped, and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
We love staying in Kapaa at Pono Kai waterfront. Thankful to owners who share their condos.
We have been to this property several times, but this unit is exceptional
Richard was very understanding about allowing us to check out late due to 11pm flight
Prices are very competitive
You can't go wrong here. I would rate 10 stars if I could.
Owner needs to make sure that cleaners he is employing are really doing their job. Inside was dirty and bugs were in the Kitchen.
Owner who is managing this condo should change the Towels and Bed Sheets to better quality white sheets . Worn out brown towels and old red color bed sheets are not very inviting for customers.
Condo is very old and needs some simple repairs and a new coat of painting.
Condo owner/manager seems very nice and location is excellent.
View was spectacular! Richard was easy to deal with. Had everything we needed in the unit.
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. The host was easy to contact, so helpful, and so easy to work with. The place is beautiful. The view of the ocean is stunning. We loved it.
Beautiful view, comfy bed. Everything we needed for cooking and the beach was there. Brenda I think was her name answered quickly and was super helpful if we needed anything.
Such a beautiful, relaxing place to stay.
The property had everything we needed and was a great location. The view was full ocean, and just steps from a mini beach—-perfect for sunrise watching. Loved the walking path right along the shoreline!
The owner was very responsive and attentive to detail. Would definitely rent again!
This is a beautiful and convenient property! We were able to tour the island with ease and really enjoyed Kapaa and all the easy to walk to restaurants! The condo is perfect for what we needed and couldn’t have asked for anything more except more time in paradise.
The beach in front of property was like being on our own private beach. The walking path was amazing any time of day. Thank you Richard! We will be back!
Not only is this condo right on the beach, but being in Kapa’a on the east shore to watch the sunrises and be mid Kuhio Hwy is perfect for a family like ours that likes to get out and explore every day.
The condo itself was very clean and well-enough equipped for us to make our meals there to save money. It’s close to markets which is a plus, noting that everything you could need is likely nearby.
Funny enough one of the things in the condo we liked the most… was the Kauai guidebook sitting on the shelf in the corner. It was an amazing resource!!! That, along with beach chairs, a cooler, and other useful things made it a 5-star for us.
Terrific property. Outstanding stay.
Close to food and shopping but beach not user friendly had to walk down steep cliff. Pool area was small but apartment had everything we could possibly need
Pono Kai has great views just 30 feet from the water and 5 mile walk way. I will defiantly go back. The Condo was fully furnish and had everything we needed. A.C. in the bedroom not so great. Just stayed ahead with windows open and cross breeze. Richard the owner stayed in good communication with us.. Thank You again,. Bozzuto from Az.
Fantastic location, unit C 305 was great! Very clean, kitchen was stocked beautifully, special touches in the bathroom, curling iron, hair dryer, Q-tips, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, all provided. We called the property manager to fix A toilet seat and it was done within hours! Property was very clean and hotel staff were very pleasant.
We enjoyed our trip and this property. Amazing location and the property owner spent over 2 hours with us prior giving advice on the island and things to do.
Condo was furnished well (Kitchen, couch, cooler, beach chairs, bathroom). AC in the bedroom is awesome! Facility that you can also use is very nice and has many things to do. We did not bring kids this time but we thought it would be a great spot for kids with all the activities. Would recommend.
We were so pleased with this condo. The view and location are amazing. Our family used the beach that was a few yards away many times and loved it. We did everything from making sandcastles with our granddaughters to fishing off of the levee. We had everything we needed. The location was great with so many things close by. Having the AC in the bedroom was a big plus for me. We highly recommend this 1 bedroom condo to anyone looking for a great location on Kauai.
Condo location is very good and very quiet with just sound of ocean. Richard is very flexible in this pandemic time. I really appreciated. It has everything I need to have a comfortable stay. Pono Kai Codo is very beautiful and ocean side has a walk/bike path to explore during the day and night. I really enjoyed.
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