Hale Honu Aloha

Rates: $740 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: TTK (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 54 reviews)
Welcome to Hale Honu Aloha ("Home of Turtle Love") at Puu Poa, an updated two-bedroom, two-bath condo on the Puu Poa property in Princeville. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and directly adjacent to the Princeville Resort, it is the perfect respite for one or two couples, a couple with two kids or a girls’ getaway.

2024 Year-end Discount*
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*Excluding Dec 16-26, 2024.

The unit features beautiful Mediterranean floor tiles throughout, flat screen TVs in the living area and master bedroom. There's also a glass-roofed atrium to enjoy your coffee and a good book while watching colorful rainbows arch overhead. And a big plus for those warm tropical afternoons -- central A/C throughout -- making it a refreshing place to return after a day in the sun.

The unit has a recently-refurbished lanai with new tile flooring and glass railing - the perfect place to sit and relax while sipping coffee at sunrise or drinks at sunset, BBQing dinner and watching surfers and sea-life at Hideaways Beach directly below.

The Condo provides a comfortable, bright, airy living space that takes advantage of the delightful ocean breezes and magical sunset views.

The well-equipped kitchen - with a new LG refrigerator (built-in filtered water), glass cooktop and granite countertops - overlooks a large, open living room and dining area that offer expansive views of the ocean and mountains from every which way. We also have a wine fridge to keep all your bottles at the perfect drinking temperature - as well as plenty of other kitchen tools (Ninja blender, rice cooker, 4-slice Cuisinart toaster, Cuisinart automatic drip coffee maker and Kitchen Aid food processor) for those who prefer to cook at home (and enjoy the best view on island!)

The open dining area offers expansive views of the ocean and mountains with a wine fridge nearby to keep your favorite bottles at an optimal temperature. Just below the dining room is a spacious living area with a sectional sofa with plenty of seating to spread out. A new Samsung 65" Smart TV and Yamaha Sound bar are mounted on the living area wall for your viewing pleasure, when the myriad of Pacific hues are not luring your attention away.

The master en-suite bedroom has a Cal-King bed, Smart TV and ample storage with built-in cabinetry. The spacious master bedroom opens to the glass-enclosed atrium with mesmerizing views, or closed up for privacy with folding louvred doors. The roomy master bathroom has an upgraded tiled walk-in shower with a luxurious rain shower head, double sinks, plush linens, shampoo/conditioner and body wash dispensers and plenty of storage.

The guest bedroom has two twin beds that can easily be made into a king bed upon request. There is a large guest bathroom located just outside the bedroom with a bathtub and shower combo (also with a rain showerhead), plus more shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispensers and washer/dryer appliances (+ laundry products) for our guests' use.

The light-filled glass-enclosed atrium or the private lanai off the living room are perfect spots to watch whales (Nov-Apr), dolphins, tropical birds, sailboats, rainbows, surfers --or curl up with a good book on one of the comfy sofas or outdoor lounge chairs with two market umbrellas to keep the shade a-plenty. In the evening, use the gas BBQ to grill while watching Kauai's mesmerizing sunsets over the Pacific ocean and majestic Bali Hai.

This condo comes equipped with all your beach necessities: beach towels, beach chairs, boogie board, ice chest, sun umbrella and more.

Puu Poa has an immaculate heated swimming pool that is surrounded by a neatly-manicured lawn, tropical flowers and sweeping views across the Pacific. Lounge in the sun or under the shade umbrellas poolside while you soak in the Aloha spirit and ocean views. An outdoor shower refreshes you before or after your pool time. Several foot baths are also scattered throughout the complex to rinse sandy feet and beach toys.

The grounds of the resort community contain meticulously landscaped gardens and private tennis courts backed by majestic mountain views, as well as ample parking. Hideaways Beach is located down a steep trail, just below condo's ocean bluff or via a paved path on the neighboring bluff of Pali Ke Kua. Also be sure to check out Puu Poa Beach located below the recently-opened 1-Hanalei Hotel Resort, a mere 5-minute stroll down a staircase paved path. Hanalei Bay’s infamously breathtaking beaches are a short 10-minute drive down the Hanalei Hill.

Activities nearby include seasonal swimming, snorkeling, fishing, tide-pooling, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, sightseeing, catamaran tours, botanical gardens, shopping, dining, tennis, pickle ball, golf and more.

The spectacular 1-Hotel Hanalei (previously St Regis Princeville) located next door to the Puu Poa condo complex offers several restaurants, bars, cafe and a world-class spa open to the public. Definitely worth a stroll through this stunning property!

Although this condo is located on the 3rd floor, there are only 8 small steps from street level to the front door, the closest level to the parking lot of all Puu Poa floors.

*We have a 5-night minimum stay but occasionally we're able to accommodate shorter stays. Ask us!

*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.

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

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

*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 oceanfront vacation home (up to 2 guests only), also located oceanfront in Princeville: https://www.vrbo.com/2095240

NOTE: We have enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place for all of our vacation homes.
Registration Number: 540120110038, GE-082-913-5360-01, TA-082-913-5360-01

Hale Honu Aloha Reviews

March 2024
Having stayed in the Princeville area many times, we looked forward to experiencing the Pu’u Poa condos we’d passed so often. And what a find! The location and views can’t be beat. This unit towards the right side of the property has the best views of Hā’ena as well as the ocean. The lanai is spacious and the condo layout is great, offering multiple areas to relax and enjoy the view. Anne is great host and has equipped the kitchen with everything you need to cook as well as all the beach chairs, masks/fins/snorkels, umbrellas, etc. to enjoy days out on the beach. As a fellow Vrbo host who does the same, it’s greatly appreciated. We’ll be back!

Brenda C.
February 2024
Everything about our stay was fabulous! The host was amazing and attentive. She even texted right before arrival, and again before departure, and was available if needed. The unit was clean and just like the photos. The beds were super comfortable. The views were breathtaking. The property was clean and in the perfect location for our stay! We will be back. We came from a wintery climate to this dreamy tropical paradise. A must try!

January 2024
This property is perfect in every way. Well stocked kitchen for cooking, comfy beds, nice linens, beach toys in excellent condition and it is sparkling clean. The view is stellar from the full moon setting in the early morning hours to the sunset over the Na Pali cliffs, it really cannot be beat. Location is great, two easy beaches you can walk to. Owners are very responsive and honestly this place is one of the best we've ever rented.

John M.
November 2023
The property was clean and has amazing views. Too many amenities to list and the host was great. Get away from it all and live in splendor.

jeff and melody c.
October 2023
Loved this Condo! Location was excellent and beautiful. Mesmerizing views, watching sunsets, surfers, big waves (especially during the high surf warnings), cooking on the grill and enjoying meals on the Lanai Absolutely loved falling asleep to the sounds of the waves. As well as waking up to the crow of roosters, chirping birds and yes the waves! Condo was very clean upon arrival and was well stocked which minimized what we had to buy in regards to spices, toiletries etc… Communication with the owner was seamless. Would most definitely recommend this condo!

Eric R.
October 2023
A spectacular setting, within minutes of a number of world-class beaches. The property lived up to the description very well, with panoramic views of the ocean and complete amenities. The hostess is a great communicator as well and is very accommodating. We strongly recommend this property for anyone looking for lodging on the North side of Kauai.

Fidel B.
September 2023
The condo is in an excellent location and has some beautiful ocean views and sunsets. The beds were very comfortable and the entire place is very roomy. We enjoyed the interior amenities and the patio as well. It's located near many great restaurants and beaches. Enjoyed the place very much !!

REbecca B.
September 2023
The property is in an excellent location and beautifully appointed. We have a perfect vacation in Kauai

Chad T.
August 2023
This condo was honestly the best place we’ve ever stayed in all our years of traveling. By far! From the moment we booked it months ago, Anne has been nothing but a wonderful host. She reached out immediately with some details of how to make our stay enjoyable; restaurants to eat at and places where we should think about getting reservations in advance of our arrival. The check-in process was a breeze and the condo was in perfect condition. There were some nice welcome gifts and the condo was STOCKED. Everyone has experienced those condos where the host hasn’t even provided you with a knife to use. Not this place. There was nothing we needed that wasn’t already available in the condo. Kitchen was stocked with anything you need and there were also all the things you need to go to the beach. Chairs, umbrella, coolers, snorkel gear to just name a few. The location is awesome as well. It is secluded from all the busyness of a normal resort and yet you are close to town, the beach and places to eat. I have already highly recommend this place and these hosts to many friends and family. We will definitely go back. Thank you Anne for your wonderful hospitality.

Amanda C.
August 2023
We loved everything about this place! It's so dreamy and we were able to truly relax and enjoy the gorgeous views and surrounding beaches. I would be thrilled to visit this place again, my husband raved the entire time. If you're trying to decide on a spot in Princeville/Hanalei, pick this one!

Andrew F.
August 2023
Perfect property for a family of four looking to enjoy the north shore area. The unit is spacious, clean and well appointed. Great location both for its ocean views and proximity to the 1Hotel for its beach, nightime entertainment. The owner was terrific, too. Highly responsive and tireless communicator.

Jennifer S.
July 2023
The entire condo and lanai were quite spacious and lovely. All the sofas and bedding were comfortable and the condo was super clean. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed our time in the evenings making dinner and watching the sunset on the lanai. The location and views are amazing-very convenient to driving to other locales on the island.

Charla V.
July 2023
Anne had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. The location and view is amazing. We will be back!

Olesya M.
June 2023
My husband and I had the most incredible stay at Anne's place - the property was so clean and well stocked, was in the perfect location for exploring multiple beautiful beaches, and the neighborhood was so peaceful. In short - it was paradise! Don't hesitate for a second to book Anne's home. Anne was also super communicative and kind. We truly didn't want to leave and made a promise to ourselves that we would come back to this lovely, well stocked vacation home.

Jennifer W.
June 2023
Anne was one of the best hosts we have experienced with VRBO. She had great communication, checking in on us frequently. The condo is so well appointed. She thought of everything from beach towels and sunscreen to extra towels, and blankets to guidebooks. I would definitely recommend this property to any friend or family member. It was an excellent location and an excellent experience overall.

Marissa M.
June 2023
Anne and George were wonderful! The property was just as described if not better. It was a wonderful stay, the area was beautiful and you can’t beat the view. We will be back for sure.

Craig P.
May 2023
From the moment we walked through the front door till we left the unit we were in awe of this unit! The unit was clean, well stocked, comfortable and the views were breathtaking! From a personal note of greeting and a couple of island treats to enjoy Anne was the perfect host. We didn't need anything at the unit, but Anne stayed in touch with us if we did. One big perk to this unit is the added advice Anne gave on the island itself. We followed her tips and enjoyed fantastic food, excursions and the best beaches we have ever been on. The view of the ocean was so nice! We enjoyed morning coffee and evening meals so much we stayed in our last night there and cooked for ourselves just to enjoy the sunset again. Anne, you made our trip exceptional in ever way! Thank you for letting us stay at your place and we will be in touch in the future. Craig and Tiffany

Angelita B.
April 2023
We had an amazing stay. These are the best hosts and the best outfitted/stocked rental we have stayed at. We would absolutely stay here again!

Tonya D.
April 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Princeville! The condo was everything we needed or ever wanted. Incredible views, great pool, and close to golf for Hubby. Our first visit to Kauai was amazing and we can’t wait to go back. Condo definitely felt like home away from home. The owners are awesome and so attentive. Comfy beds, well stocked, and great games. We loved playing Exploding Kittens! Mahalo!

Margaret H.
February 2023
Despite the rain, we had a wonderful stay. Anne was wonderful in communicating and reached out to make sure we didn't need anything. The property was well-equipped and tastefully decorated. Best of all, the view can't be beat! It was great to be able to have morning coffee and evening drinks while looking out at the waves and the surfers. Thanks for hosting us.

Pat S.
January 2023
This condo was the absolute best property we have ever stayed in. The communication from the owner was so helpful, friendly and informative. The furniture was beautiful and comfortable. The beds were super comfy. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to prepare meals. We have stayed in places that only had a few grains of salt in the cupboard and this home has all the basics and then some. The pictures are great but the beauty of the view cannot be captured by a camera. We enjoyed watching surfers from our lanai and the view of the ocean and cliffs were spectacular. We accessed three different beaches within walking distance of the condo. We were so grateful to be able to experience the perfect winter vacation here.

December 2022
We loved staying at Anne & George's place in Princeville. The condo was perfect for us and our two daughters. The view is amazing, wonderful location and everything was super smooth. Not to mention it was spotless - not a small feat for a rental in Hawaii! We hope to be back!

Thomas H.
November 2022
Excellent property! Definitely a memorable experience!

Michele S.
November 2022
Beautifully decorated condo with stunning views! Anne was very detailed in each of her communications and recommendations!

Rhonda L.
October 2022
This is by far one of our favorite rental properties! It truly was a home away from home in the perfect location. The views from the patio were breath taking. The home was furnished so tastefully and had everything we could possibly need during our stay. We will definitely be back!

Kelley B.
October 2022
The condo has stunning views which are amazing to both wake up to and see sunsets every evening! The location was great and the condo is well stocked and ready for visitors!

Sam A.
October 2022
The more time my wife and I spent in Kauai the more grateful I felt about having found this place to stay. It is classy, quiet, well appointed and worth the $. I'm almost sure you cannot find a better view / location / vibe in all of princeville. The sunsets alone are out of this world. We hope to return in the future.

Randolph M.
September 2022
Well furnished and equipped spacious condo in a great building with sunset ocean views from the private patio. An exceptionally nice place to stay. So many thoughtful details handled well. Hat’s off, too, to the cleaning crew as it’s extremely well maintained.

kathleen c.
August 2022
Anne’s place was amazing! Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect including snorkeling at Hideaway’s Beach and the incredible sunsets from the lanai. It was a trip we’ll never forget. Thank you Anne!

Mark S.
August 2022
We had a fabulous stay in this gem of a unit. Thank you so much for the clear communication throughout. We loved the unit so very much and hope to come back soon!

Ricardo C.
February 2022
This property is absolutely GORGEOUS! From the moment I opened the door to this property I fell in love with the panoramic ocean view and sound. The sea turtle decor and furniture blend beautifully together all around the house, and each room including bathrooms and kitchen are very spacious, clean, and well taken care of plus it has all the essentials that you will need for each type of room like towels, pans, blankets, beach chairs, toys, board games, etc. This location is very calm and relaxing and it embraces families with small and/or older children. Also, it sits in a great location where you can enjoy hiking, shopping, eating out, swimming (beach and/or pool). Overall I am glad I booked with Anne's property for our staycation because this property is a paradise on a paradise island and Anne's hospitality and communication is exceptional.

Jennifer S.
February 2022
Kauai and this beautiful home exceeded our expectations. The view of the ocean is spectacular and the home is lovely with all the needed amenities. This appears to be one of the nicest condos in the building.

Alec S.
February 2022
The condo was well appointed, well maintained, and equipped with everything we needed to provide an exceptional experience during our stay. Needless to say (and as indicated in the profile pictures), the views were spectacular. Sitting on the lanai with a morning coffee to the peacefulness and serenity of the ocean views was immediatley relaxing and soothing to the soul. The only downside was beach access due to the Hotel complex under construction at the end of the road, which was easily overlooked given the short drive required to the world famous Hanalei Bay town and beaches. I'd highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a high end accommodation experience in the Princeville area at an excellent price for the overall value provided. Thank you very much for the opportunity to rent your condo for our stay in Princeville, we are forever grateful.

kay h.
February 2022
Very clean, well appointed 2 bedroom condo. Owner was cordial. and easy to work with.

Nancy W.
January 2022
This beautiful condo met all of our expectations, and more, for our Kauai vacation. The photos do not do justice to the incredible views and, of course, they can't convey the sound of the ocean which you can hear through the large windows. The condo is equipped with everything you might need, including games, books and beach gear. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we've seen in our many VRBO stays, with quality appliances and tools. The owner, Anne, was immediately responsive by text message on the one occasion when we had a slight problem with the lights and wifi, and the local property manager was there within 15 minutes to fix it. One pointer--if you are looking to walk to restaurants, this might not be the property for you, since there really are no close-by options. Otherwise, I would strongly recommend this for anyone looking for a great place in Princeville.

Sean M.
November 2021
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at this property and the pictures simply cannot fully capture the beauty of this location. The property is perfectly located in Princeville within walking distance to some wonderful beaches. The real highlight for us was taking advantage of the spectacular views from the lanai. Anne & George were wonderful hosts and their place had everything we needed to get the most out of our visit. Highly recommended for anyone staying in Princeville, and we will certainly be returning here on our next visit to Kauai.

Nicholas G.
September 2021
We loved every minute here. The property is exactly as pictured; and yes, the sunsets really are that gorgeous. Proximity to the ocean with the mountains towering over provide a magical atmosphere. If you want to enjoy the north side of the island, this is a great location - easy drive to a number of beaches and proximity to Hanalei. Everything you might need/want is included with this property (washer/dryer, beach equipment, well equipped kitchen, grill). Of all the places we have travelled, this property.location is one of my top favorites.

Zack M.
September 2021
This place was everything we were hoping for an then some. Benefits include a great location in Princeville (including a short walk/hike to Hideaways beach), extraordinarily well-stocked, spacious living areas and comfortable beds, and patio with your own grill and AMAZING views. I cannot recommend this place enough and if (when) we return to Kauai I will definitely look to stay here again.

Noriko I.
August 2021
My spouse and I stayed for one week in August. From the moment we stepped into the home, it took our breath away. The panoramic view of the ocean coupled with the gorgeous coastline view is absolutely stunning! The photos on the website can’t capture the feeling that overwhelmed us with joyful emotions. Anne was always immediately responsive for any questions or needs. She is a delightful and caring person who I would want as a friend. She was always there for us. The unit was immaculate, the kitchen is fully stocked with all things you would need. The patio was wonderful to sit out on and we enjoyed many sunsets out there on the comfortable furniture. Excellent instructions on use of electronics. Anne accommodated us with extra pillows when we requested them. My spouse forgot an item there when we left , and Anne was so kind as to send it back to California. We just can’t say enough. We would stay here again without a doubt. Thank you, Anne and George, for a most beautiful place to stay!

Ellen D.
August 2021
We came out with our teenage sons after a short visit with family in Honolulu. And what a way to get away! Hiking, a perfect sunset view from the lanai (in Aug) and all the small town charm in Hanalei and Kapa’a. The property offered more than we expected and we were so happy here. Hope we can come back! Will definitely stay here if we do!

Lisa D.
August 2021
Anne was wonderful with her communication prior to the trip by providing great info and recommendations. The condo is amazing with its location, layout, decor and amenities. Our family - 2 girls and us thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back!

Brett R.
August 2021
Can't say enough about the property and the owner. It is in a beautiful location, and the hard to believe sunset picture on this site is accurate. Great view of the Napali coast and the coral reef below. I even barely spotted a turtle from the deck and we saw many turtles and reef fish while snorkeling in the water below. Family enjoyed snorkeling at Hideaway Cove below the unit, albeit a very steep and muddy climb that requires ropes for leverage, as well as several other more easily accessible nearby beaches. The condo itself was very well / fully equipped and just had a terrific feel overall. The A/C was great given the humidity and temps. We stayed 11 nights and felt very much at home. The owner was truly a pleasure to work with. Overall, an epic vacation for our whole family. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Brian W.
August 2021
The views are phenomenal, spacious for for 4 people, walk to beach for snorkeling, and a terrific location for staying on the north side of the island Also, great communication throughout the entire process.

Tom d.
July 2021
The view; it’s better in person. Great lanai you enjoy it in the morning and an awesome glasses in sitting area for when enjoying the view when it rains. Condo is well stocked with many things you may want but don’t want to carry in your luggage. Owners communications are exceptional…way above and beyond anything we’ve ever experienced. Would definitely come back.

Tyler P.
June 2021
We had an awesome time in this vacation rental. It was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped. It had a boogie board, snorkel great, chairs, and an umbrella. Location close to Hanalei is excellent. I would definitely stay there again.

Adam O.
June 2021
My family and I stayed for a week in late May. We picked the condo because of the oceanfront view and size. We've stayed in Princeville several times while visiting Kauai and this condo was the best we've stayed at. The interior is top-notch and the layout was great for our family of 4 (plenty of space, the kitchen was well equipped, bathrooms were modern); however, the highlight is the lanai and the view. They are spectacular! We ate every meal on the lanai and kept the sliders open most of the trip to enjoy the fresh ocean air (never felt a need for the AC, although it was warm). Hideaway Beach is a short walk (drop down the cliff). We've been to this beach before, but having it close by was great. My kids and I went down there several mornings and the water was like a bathtub (the waves get bigger in the afternoon). The hike is a bit much for some, but the kids did it without a problem. Overall, it was a fantastic trip. The condo made our stay very memorable! Thanks!

William D.
June 2021
Exceeded expectations. Amazing location, views and neighborhood/area. We regret not booking it longer. Thoughtful host and nothing that was missing. A perfect spot to enjoy the North Shore. Five stars, loved it.

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

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