Ikena Kai

Rates: $699 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 37 reviews)
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Welcome to Hale `Ikena Kai ("home of mystical ocean") at Pali Ke Kua, a unique home vacation experience on Kauai’s stunning North Shore!

This intimate one-bedroom condo at Pali Ke Kua is perched high on the Princeville ocean bluff and offers jaw-dropping 180-degree views of the Pacific, Hanalei Bay and waterfall-laced mountains that will literally take your breath away. It's the ideal place to relax and unwind but also centrally located to many nearby activities. The condo is fully furnished and adorned with everything you could possibly need for a carefree vacation.

Ikena Kai has unobstructed, expansive ocean views from just about every room and the lanai, and is one of the most beautiful vacation home rentals on the tropically-lush park-like Pali Ke Kua property.

As a ground-floor end unit, this condo has travertine-style porcelain tiles in the living area, Bose SoundTouch WiFi music system, 65" Samsung Smart TV in the living room, Quartz countertops, GE and Samsung stainless steel appliances, new Sealy Posturpedic Plus Cal-King mattress, premium sheets and linens, a new washer + dryer and laundry products for our guests' use. Plus, an A/C unit in the bedroom to keep you comfortable when Hawaii's trade winds take a break. Ceiling and floor fans in each room help keep the A/C or trade winds circulate throughout the condo, giving you ease of comfort on those rare hot summer days. (The Pali Ke Kua Association prohibits central A/C.)

With the ocean bluff a mere 20 feet from our lanai, you have front row seats to watch the waves and sea life, smell the flora of Paradise and listen to the surf while sipping coffee, enjoying wine and nibbles while the sun sets or kicking back in our brand new lounge chairs.

A beautiful private swimming pool and hot tub for guests of Pali Ke Kua is a stone throw's away - as well as a paved path on the property, winding down to the ocean and an intimate beach, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. A large private parking lot provides plenty of free parking near the condo as well. And Hideaways Pizza Pub, a full-scale restaurant is on the property for easy dine-in or take-out dinners.

Start your day with a breakfast of fresh fruits grown by local farmers. Then, stroll through our lush tropical vegetation as you use our private paved path to visit the magnificent golden-sand swimming-snorkeling-surfing Hideaways Beach with sparkling blue and emerald water. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf or watch the (seasonal) whales, turtles and dolphins swim just outside your lanai. As the day ends, take a moment to admire nightly gorgeous sunsets from that precious 180-degree view. Then, enjoy dining at Hideaways Pizza Pub , Pali Ke Kua's onsite restaurant or at one of a few nearby restaurants at the recently-opened 1-Hotel Hanalei. If staying in sounds better, cook your own meal in our well-appointed kitchen. Throughout your stay, you will find everything you need at the Princeville Shopping Center, less than 2 miles up the road or take a stroll up a paved walking path to the center. When you feel like exploring, take a short drive to one of the many exquisite beaches along Kauai’s North Shore - Ke'e and Tunnels are just a few favorites north of Princeville. 7 minutes down the hill, just north of Princeville is the iconic beach town of Hanalei, or 10 minutes the opposite direction - enjoy shopping and dining in Kilauea town after swimming with the Honu (sea turtles) at Anini Beach (between Princeville and Kilauea).

Guests of Pali Ke Kua will enjoy a spacious private parking lot nearby the unit.

*We have a 4-night minimum stay but occasionally shorter stays may be accommodated. Ask us!

*Late check-outs will only be guaranteed by booking the night of departure.

*There are NO extra fees assessed for A/C usage.

*A signed rental agreement is required to secure your reservation and gain access to the unit. For your reference, the agreement is attached on this site. The owners will email you the agreement for signature approx. 60 days prior to arrival date.

*For stays of 11 nights or more, a mid-stay clean is required (two mid-stay cleans with 24 nights or more). The mid-stay clean fee will be paid directly to our cleaners.

If this home is not available, check out our other nearby Princeville oceanfront home, Hale Honu Aloha: https://www.vrbo.com/1983498

NOTE: We have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place for all of our vacation homes. Registration Number: 540120080007, GE-082-913-5360-01, TA-082-913-5360-01

Ikena Kai Reviews

Quint L.
April 2024
The property was amazing. Good location, great views and lived up to everything we hoped for.

katerina v.
February 2024
My husband and I stayed at this lovely property and were very pleased with our stay. The location is great, the host quick for respond to any questions and the condo was well-appointed and clean. We will definitely return!

Sandy T.
January 2024
There really is no other way to describe this than simply “paradise “. Although at times the pictures of rental properties can be a bit misleading, I assure you this is not. The view from the lanai is absolutely stunning! The condo is clean, modern and supplied with everything you could want from phone chargers to white robes for the guests. We found the bed to be extremely comfortable, and the washer/dryer in the bathroom was much appreciated. The kitchen is also extremely well stocked with everything you could want. There is a walking path along the nearby golf course for those long morning walks. The private beach is down a rather long steep trail and we found it much less appealing than other nearby beaches. There are beach chairs, boogie boards and a beach umbrella also provided for your use. Anne responded promptly to any questions we had. I just cannot think of any negatives about this Paradise in Princeville. You will not go wrong with this rental.

Karen S.
January 2024
We loved the expansive incredible views from our condo! The interior is modern and so comfortable. We highly recommend it!

Patricia C.
December 2023
It was great!

John G.
October 2023
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay, the unit was modern with premium appliances and a bonus for us was the washer and dryer in unit. The location and view were exceptional, sunsets over the ocean in another season but still great. We liked being able to walk to the 1 Hanalai Bay Resort and beach below, great swimming there. The only minor issue we had was getting the AC right, but would definitely recommend this unit.

Julianne M.
September 2023
This property is fabulous and the view truly spectacular. Our hosts, Anne and George, not only shared their little slice of heaven, but also shared their comprehensive tips on all you need to know while on Kauai; restaurants, beaches, activities, farmer’s markets amongst other things. We could have sat on the lanai soaking in the view and listening to the waves all day! Their property is walking distance to the beach below the newly renovated 1Hotel. Great beach to take your beach chairs and bogey boards to- additionally Hideaways beach is literally below their property. We can not say enough about this property!!

July 2023
Our stay was excellent! The condo was clean and well maintained. Each night we sat on the patio and watched the sun set over the ocean. Very nice area. Would highly recommend!

Sean G.
June 2023
This condo is amazing. It is clean, modern, and very comfortable. The bedroom is air conditioned and there are plenty of fans for the rest of the space. It really only gets hot for a few hours in the afternoon since it faces west and gets direct sunlight. That said, there are shades on every window. The kitchen is equipped with solid pots and pans and other cooking utensils. We also appreciated the in-unit washer/dryer. You really can’t beat the location or the view of this stay. We barely drove since there are great beaches and snorkeling within walking distance. Hideaways beach is a short walk away. It is really a gem. Sunsets from the lanai were otherworldly. We did feel like there was quite a bit of required cleanup to do prior to check-out. By the time we left there wasn’t much for the cleaners to do other than linens, sweep/mop, and polish some details. Also don’t love a 10 a.m. checkout. As we were leaving a maintenance man showed up just a few minutes after 10:00 a.m. Overall, totally a great place to stay and would love to come back and stay again!

brenda n.
May 2023
We loved the lication and found the property accurate per the pictures in its listing. We didn’t see the note about the limited hot water until we got a cold shower in, but learned to shower super fast after that so each could have some warm water. Clean and comfortable furnishings. Selling point is the view! We walked out the lanai door each morning and around the property. Washer needed a good cleaning but it is nice having a washer/dryer.

Scott F.
March 2023
Quite possibly the best view of any place on the island! When we vacation, we rarely just stay at our rental location, but we found ourselves sitting on the lanai absorbing the view. The nearby beach access was fantastic as well and was a nightly sunset ritual. The unit was perfect for the two of us and had every amenity we needed - even including small coolers for beach use. We read that neighbors could be easily heard in this development, but we didn't really experience an issue with that. You could definitely hear neighbors on their lanais but that's not unexpected. We visited in March 2023 and the temperatures were just about perfect; this unit has AC in the bedroom, but we didn't need it. If the Trade Winds are blowing, the building orientation and location seems well suited to capture those winds. Anne was fantastic to work with and communication was perfect. When we come back to Kauai, our first choice will be to reconnect with Anne on availability for this unit - we would stay here again and again.

Shelly B.
March 2023
If you want stunning views while visiting Kauai, I recommend this condo! Beautiful location, well-appointed condo, very clean, and a great host.

Stephen M.
January 2023
Great spot and the host accommodated all of our needs. Highly recommend this condo!!!!!!!!!!

Philip F.
November 2022
Awesome condo with an amazing view and sound of the waves!! Full kitchen and very clean condo. Will return Phil

Ferdinand C.
October 2022
Everything met all our expectations. Fantastic location, very clean, quiet, comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. Highly recommend and would stay here again!

Karen A.
October 2022
Beautiful condo with stunning views and gorgeous sunsets. Very quiet and peaceful area yet close enough to whatever you need to walk or drive to. The condo is modern and clean and very well appointed with everything you need to prepare meals. As a gourmet cook I appreciated this. Bed very comfortable and our host Anne was perfect. We will definitely stay here again.

August 2022
The condo was clean and modern. The A/C in the bedroom worked very well for the August heat. Location was perfect, close enough to restaurants but far from crowded streets and traffic. Will definitely stay again!

zoe p.
August 2022
We had an amazing time staying in Princeville and at Anne’s property. The condo is well appointed, very comfortable and extremely peaceful. The pictures don’t do it justice. The views were amazing and the location was perfect for day trips and secluded beaches. Anne made us feel at home and even made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We fell in love with this island and their area. We will definitely be back and stay again!

Eric M.
July 2022
Wife and I had a great stay. Host was awesome, and listing was accurate. The views from the property were breathtaking especially during sunset. The beach on site was large, naturally canopied, and secluded, felt like a private island at times.

Robert S.
July 2022
This was our first time staying in Princeville. We normally would rent a house in Hanalei. We much preferred our stay in Princeville! The views could not have been better. The location was great and we could take various paths down to the small beaches below. Great snorkeling and just overall beautiful. Best sunset views on the island. Condo had every amenity needed and then some. Anne was a great and very responsive host. We will definitely be back. Might even consider an off season stay if just to see the winter waves!

Ann Marie H.
June 2022
We had such a great stay here! The views were unbeatable and the unit was very clean and as described. We love the proximity to a few of our favorite beaches on the North Shore. Check In/Out was easy and great communication from the host as well as recommendations on what to do. We can’t wait to be back!

Kyle W.
June 2022
We had an amazing stay at this property, which is conveniently located for all north shore activities. The view is amazing, and so nice to relax and watch the sunset each evening from nearly anywhere inside or outside the unit. Property was very clean and well equipped (we made good use of the beach chairs!). Fantastic communication with host, and check in/out was super easy. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

Barbara A.
May 2022
You will not find a more beautiful view of the ocean! Coffee & breakfast on the lanai in the mornings hearing the waves crash, and watching the sunset every night was truly magical. The north shore and Princeville in particular is a lush & peaceful area. We visited several beaches. Hideaway beach, Hanalei, Hideaway, Tunnels & Anini. All are beautiful! The drive to Tunnels is amazing. Tunnels & Anini beaches are great for snorkeling. We swam near turtles at Anini and saw the most amazing fish at both! The condo is lovely, well appointed & comfortable. It truly felt like a home away from home. Anne & George have thought of everything you might need for your stay. We especially appreciated the beach chains, beach umbrella & cooler. We were lucky to have Anne on the island the week we were there. Her communication was excellent, and when there were a couple of things we needed she brought them to us almost immediately. If you are looking for the best place to stay on the north shore, look no further! Maholo, Anne & George for sharing your home! We will be back! Aloha - Barb & Kent Topeka, KS

March 2022
Anne and George were excellent hosts. The condo was beautiful. We couldn't have painted a more beautiful view. If we needed anything or had a question they were right there for us. We will be renting from them again!

dan m.
February 2022

Michael M.
February 2022
Great property on a spectacular bluff looking at the beginning of the Na Pali coast. Sunsets on the lanai are awesome. Place was quite comfy, bed was comfortable, kitchen was modern and well equipped. Anne made the process quite easy and she is a very attentive host who has developed a good clean process for renting the property. Well done.

Nicholas F.
December 2021
Anne and George are fantastic hosts. The booking and check-in were both easy to navigate. The property was clean, accurate with photos and description and had the most beautiful views and location. We really had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this property! Thank you!

December 2021
Very quiet and nice place

Esprit W.
November 2021
The host, Anne, was extremely helpful with tips and communication was excellent! The location was perfect to watch sunset from the kitchen and just really convenient to all the spots in the north shore! It was clean, had excellent beach equipment, and overall would highly recommend. Shower pressure was great and bed was very comfortable. Thanks Anne!!

Karen C.
October 2021
We had an awesome vacation at this beautiful property. Although we had activities on all sides of the island, we loved that the condo was on the north shore. The views were breathtaking, and we watched the sunsets from our patio! The condo was clean, had a very well equipped kitchen, and everything we needed for a day at the beach. I hope to return some day soon. Thank you Anne and George for your hospitality.

John P.
September 2021
Owners were great. Local rep was great. Unit was perfect. We will return!

Karin C.
August 2021
The property was in a great location. It has all the comforts of home and was well kept. We would definitely stay again.

Melissa M.
August 2021
Upon arrival, the views from the lanai took my breath away - literally!!! The condo itself was incredibly clean and updated. The location was epic - it is nestled on the most gorgeous cliff that provides a quiet retreat, all the while it's a quick drive to town or a short walk to the beach! Anne was wonderful and communicative from the very first interaction on. I would highly recommend staying!

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

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