Prefect place to stay for two. Our neighbors Joy and Les were awesome people. Neighborhood was beautiful and felt really safe and quiet, everyone was really friendly. Tons of beaches to play at and beautiful scenery everywhere. Heated pool good for nighttime swimming. Comfortably close to grocery stores, restaurants and shops. My favorite thing about the rental was the amazing view of the mountains right down the road at the local Princeville park. Loved the people I met and the things I saw!
very convenient for us. Could do with a better Air fryer oven and the barbeque was not working properly
Everything was great, the small unit was plenty for myself and my husband, we didn't use everything provided but we appreciated that there were beach chairs, coolers, etc. for guests. The small fridge was great for leftovers and cold drinks, bed was comfy, shower pressure was really nice. No complaints, we will definitely be back! Mahalo :)
We were met by Joy. A very fun loving ex History Teacher. She let us in and told us about everything we needed to know. Place is very small but we new we would only need a place to lay our heads down so it was perfect. There is a nice trail behind the property that leads to a semi private beach. Enjoyed snorkeling, floating and resting on the beach. Very close to everything you would need. We had a great time.
Perfect location for sightseeing the whole island.
Pro’s: parking in front of the condo
Tranquility of the condo and surrounding
Con’s: condo is dated
Beach furniture/chairs, needs to be replaced with new comfortable ones
Outdoor furniture, we love staying outdoor on the lanai, but we missed a table and comfortable seating.
A water cooker will be nice to have.
Nice quiet area.
I thought we were renting the cottage in the picture, but it turned out to be an attached studio on the left side of the photo. Anyway, it was comfortable and clean in a nicely landscaped development. Nice pool and BBQ area. Back deck perfect for morning coffee with bird song. Kitchenette worked fine for preparing all our own meals. The cottage full time resident was friendly and helpful. It rained most days we were there which made it a bit dark inside the studio. An additional central light source in the kitchen would have been wonderful. Had to use iPhone flashlight to read microwave and toaster oven control buttons. (My old eyes are likely to blame). It didn't really take away from our enjoyment of a very relaxing week. Would stay again in a heart beat.
Nice place to stay if budget minded. Place was nice, clean, and tidy. There is no AC just windows and fans. Place stays cool if you keep windows and sliding door open. Things to be aware of….It right next to the golf course which is under construction right now so a bit noisy around 7am until 5pm. Also a lot of feral cats that live around property. I like cats but I am allergic to them. I couldn’t leave my shoes outside as well since they were spraying them. Lol. Overall - a good place to stay if you are out and about all day;)
Easy check in process. Unit clean and good location. However the lanai view is a green tarp and no view of golf course and every morning there were cats sleeping on the two lounge chairs. Unit is “dated” and needs a refresh. We would stay in Panilo Estates again because of location but in an upgraded unit.
Wonderful little property close walk to the beach. Perfect for Northshore and Kapaa activities. Recommend coffee on the deck to watch the amazing sunrises and hear the chorus of the birds. Clean and cool pool. Overall a good bang for your buck.
Keeping on our list for next time! Loved the location. The neighbor was kind and helpful! Quiet, perfect, and relaxing.
Lovely comfortable cottage. I love that supplies are left and we had coffee, paper products, mayo, mustard, oil, spices, etc. on hand. It was fun to add to the stash for the next customer. Pool was lovely and grill easy to use. Toaster oven, microwave, hot plate made it possible to cook meals. Closet had snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chains for beach outings. So easy to go north or south from this area. And grocery store was a quick walk. Joy, next door is happy to guide you to restaurants, places to visit etc. If you are feeling adventurous follow the path behind the cottage all the way to the beach. Only down side was lack of laundry facilities and no close laundromat.
We loved staying at Kalihiwai! The neighbors were kind, gracious and helpful. It was all around a great place to rest and relax.
Save for the torrential rains that accompanied my visit, I had a lovely time in this cottage. Joy who lives next door is very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and quiet. Perfect for me. Thank you to Valerie and Joy.
Fantastic stay. Loved the location of the property and did not realize the beach was a short walkable distance away! Neighbors are extra kind and helpful. Parking was beautiful and the house was the perfect size for two.
Upon check in neighbor Joy greeted us. She is super friendly and helped us orient to the area. Lodging exceeded our expectations providing us with a wonderful breeze, trees and symphony of bird songs. The Kitchen is so nice we prepared a number of our meals, I loved that it had a bathtub, bed was comfortable. Val responded quickly when we had trouble logging into the internet. The login info was outdated on VRBO.
We had a lovely time! Really enjoyed having the mini kitchen, cooler, and snorkels available to use! Be prepared for early chicken wake-ups. Very close to hanalei which has everything you need. Never want to leave!
Close to beaches, grocery store, and I like the pool and lanai. Cute decor touches like painted tiles and books. You don’t need to bring an alarm clock as the roosters will take care of that, haha.
It has a high beam ceiling and wood floors. Nice artwork & decor.
We felt very comfortable here and we liked the convenience of making our own food. Joy was very friendly and was quick to help us when we had a parking issue. We would go there again anytime!
We had a great time here, the gracious host provided lots of special touches to make the visit comfortable. There were beach items, lots of books, games, extra food and sundries, everything we needed and more. The studio has a hot plate, microwave and toaster oven, so we were able to save some money by cooking any of our own meals. The local bird life provided a wonderful soundtrack to our stay and we enjoyed the various animals that happened by. Highly recommended.
Nice studio that has everything you need! Large fridge for food and toaster oven to heat up leftovers. We were able to add a last minute night on to our stay with no issues. Easy to stay in touch with the property manager. Bonus feature is the cat Zinc who lives in the area. Give Zinc some love!
Beautiful place with a peaceful & quiet neighborhood! Close to all activities in the north of Kauai! Easy check in & check out! Would highly recommend this spot!
This house was perfect for us! It had exactly what we needed while having that small out of the way feel. It was super quiet and the island air flows through the house from the trail to the beach just off the back porch. This made air conditioning so unecessary. The chickens were cool and the place was juat great! It feels like your home away from home.
This unit was amazing- better than it looked in the photos! The kitchenette was great! We made a stir fry vegetable dish on the hot plate and cooked a frozen pizza in the toaster oven so a lot is possible! Kitchen was stocked up with lots of supplies like spices, oils soy sauce, etc. Joy next door had many helpful hints for places to go. I even came to enjoy the rooster wake-up crows outside the window (which is EVERYWHERE in Kauai!). The only thing I did not like was Princeville- which is no fault of this unit. It is very safe, but a mostly white and golf-centered kind of community. You can escape by hiking down the numerous steep trails down to beaches where the environment is more natural. Overall, we had a good 8-night stay here to explore the island before our backpacking trip on the Kalalau trail. Unfortunately, I feel a car is needed if you stay in Princeville and want to explore. Ubers are super hard to find, and if you do, very expensive.
This was a nice quiet studio. Bed was comfortable. No issues at all. Parking right out front. Nice lanai on back.
We had a great stay at this VRBO in Princeville. The location was great, having access to snorkel equipment and chairs was also a wonderful bonus. Neighbors are also friendly and the property is beautiful!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, friendly neighbors, beautiful walkable Anini beach, just take care if it's muddy as it's a steep way down the hill to get there. Conveniently located just down the road from Foodland and other restaurants, and Hanalei which has more restaurants and shops is just a 10 min. drive.
A great studio for my friend and I on our vacation. Good location, great quiet neighborhood and cute home. Would love to stay here again if I am back on the island.
Pros - great location for exploring the north shore of Kauai, Val is a very responsive communicator and the sound of the birds in the morning is fab! The studio itself has lots of windows and stayed cool for our trip.
Cons - the windows have extremely thin netting so you have zero privacy. It's not a heavily trafficked route that the room backs onto, but it still isn't ideal.
The accommodation overall has many homely touches and its obvious it is a loved holiday home, it does look quite tired though and is very much a no frills stay. If that's what you're looking for, this is perfect!
The property was perfect for my partner and I. Great location. Very clean. Joy was amazing. Would definitely stay here again for the next visit.
Great place to stay. It says studio, but more than enough room. We were surprised by its size. Joy, next door was great to talk to. She kept us up to date on all the birds in the area. Just a nice relaxing place.
We are from just over on Oahu but this was our first time in Kauai. This place was an amazing choice and the price was really fair for the great property and easy communication with the owners. We enjoyed the location and waking up to the sunrise through the back sliding glass door. Bonus points for momma and baby chicken chirps in the morning as it was always pleasant to hear them when I woke up.
Enjoyed our stay in Kaihiwai. The property was convenient to Hanalei. Plenty of small beaches around and there were art fairs on the property about every weekend. The neighbors were friendly and a great source for local sights.
Nice property on the golf course and a short walk from one of the better beaches you’ll find on the north side of Kauai. Due to Covid I had to reschedule my trip multiple times and the awesome host was quick to accept.
Clean and very friendly host, definitely would recommend.
Awesome location, super close to beautiful beaches and Hanalei bay. Nice jogging trail. Super nice host, responded to communications promptly. Only con is lack of laundry facilities at the property.
Joy was an absolute delight to talk with. She honestly made the trip great. I want to live in this little cottage someday.
The studio was perfect for what we needed. We appreciated the toaster oven, beach chairs/towels, and the easy check-in. The view of the grassy area is beautiful. It’s surrounded by plenty of birds, chickens & roosters. You will be awakened by the roosters really really early in the morning so be prepared. It does get humid in the studio so you’ll need to find a good balance between the fan and opening/closing the windows. Overall it was a great experience.
First of all the host and the whole team is just fantastic. The place is quite nice, and the value is great - for a decent priece you get a very good place in a wonderful location. We loved how close it was to Halalei bay - spent most of the time there. It is the most beautiful surf spot I've seen, and it is good both to learn on the beach break and if you want to challenge yourself to some bigger waves on the outer reef.
The very best thing about this property is the neighbors are the nicest people I've ever met. They were so helpful and I would come back time and time again just to stay next to them. This place is exactly as described and a perfect place to lay your head down at night. We were there 8 nights and 9 days and the only complaint I have, is that there were only 2 towels and a roll of toilet paper for the entire time. Which was not quite enough. Other than that it was a wonderful stay!!
The unit was as advertised. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.
The birds and scenery were so beautiful. we also liked having walk access to the beach.
Studio is well equipped. Beach items are supplied and in good shape. Next door neighbors are great and very helpful. Everyone in the complex was friendly. Aloha spirit here is very refreshing.
This property was awesome great location would rent again
Everything was as advertised. Check in was super easy. The place is located near awesome beaches, hikes (assuming you have a permit AND reservation for the Kalalau trail), and snorkeling spots! We would stay again on our next trip to Kauai.
Everything I wanted. Great view, well equiped , good location, I definitely want to stay there again!
Working with Val was great! She was very responsive and helpful! The neighbors Joy and Les are also wonderful people! Everything about the spot was exactly what we needed for our trip!
My husband and I both gasped in awe of this beautiful suite when we first walked in. Like Kauai, I don’t think photos can do this place justice. It’s the perfect place to relax after a day in the sun. It’s airy and the breeze cools it down nicely at night. It had everything we expected and so much more. The kitchenette was incredibly equipped with everything from a coffee maker and fridge to a toaster oven, hot plates and a small grill. We also loved the location. We’ve actually stayed in this neighborhood before and love it. It’s quiet and within walking distance to the beach and the Princeville Center. It’s also a short drive to Hanalei Bay. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful suite!
Clean place with a decent kitchenette setup for some light cooking and a nice path right behind the place that leads to the local beach. No A/C, but the fans do the trick throughout most of the day. Beware, the roosters may wake you at 1am! 😊
Loved our stay. Love this island. Clean and quiet... all of the basics are supplied. Roosters are your alarm clock. Breeze through the unit was nice so no need for an A/C. Val was quick to respond to any questions. We will be back again! Already booked again for next year .
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