Emmalani Court, Kauai

Emmalani Court is a quiet, well-maintained condominium located in Princeville, Hawaii, adjacent to the 8th hole of the top-rated Makai Golf Course. The resort is within walking distance to the newly renovated 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, Princeville Resort, Pali Ke Kua Beach, Hideaways, Queen's Bath, and various restaurants. Guests can enjoy the resort's heated pool, hot tub, clubhouse, and BBQ facilities, as well as nearby tennis courts and walking paths. The North Shore offers numerous hiking trails, including the renowned Kalalau Trail, wet and dry caves, and Limahuli, a national tropical botanical garden. Emmalani Court provides a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure for vacationers, with easy access to both stunning sunsets and a variety of outdoor activities.

Emmalani Court Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Emmalani Court is $290. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 493 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The reviews for the Emmalani Court condo resort on Kauai are overwhelmingly positive. Guests consistently praise the resort's great location, beautiful views, cleanliness, and spaciousness of the condos. Many appreciate the proximity to beaches, golf courses, and restaurants, as well as the availability of amenities like pools, hot tubs, and well-equipped kitchens. The attentive property management and the inclusion of beach gear and other conveniences in the units are frequently mentioned as highlights. Some minor issues are noted, such as the need for updates in certain areas or the lack of air conditioning in living spaces, but these do not detract significantly from the overall satisfaction. The quiet, peaceful environment and the scenic surroundings contribute to a highly recommended stay for families, couples, and groups looking for a comfortable and enjoyable vacation experience on Kauai's North Shore. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 493 guest reviews.

Recent Emmalani Court Reviews


Beautiful condo in a wonderful setting with stellar views. Very tastefully decorated, just as photos show. Most well equipped kitchen we've found in any rental. Will highly recommend to any of our friends visiting Kauai.
Karen K.
March 2024

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during our time on Kauai. The area was fantastic, the home was incredibly clean, and the views were gorgeous! We were a group of 7 and were all very comfortable. We especially appreciated the closet FULL of things for the beach including chairs, umbrella, toys, boogie boards, snorkel gear, and more. We used those things almost every single day. The views were exactly as depicted in the listing. We enjoyed watching the albatrosses from the patio and seeing whales spouting and jumping off in the distance. Very quick to drive to what quickly became our favorite town, Hanalei! Thank you to these great hosts for providing such an amazing place to stay. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful home on Kauai!
Kelsey F.
March 2024

Highly recommend this lovely condominium ! It was spotless, well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Beds were extremely comfortable. Excellent communication from the rental staff - very clear and easy check in and check out information. We loved our stay! Can’t wait to come back to visit!
Laura T.
March 2024

Excellent in every way. I can’t think of anything that I would change.
C L.
February 2024

The owners were very helpful with any questions. They were quick to respond. The house was the cleanest rental i have ever stayed in. We met some of the full time residents and Chris the property manager. They had true Aloha spirit. They sat and chatted or helped us know where things were in town. The property is very quiet. We went on some amazing walks starting from the condo. I would stay at this property again.
Carrie K.
February 2024

Very comfortable.
Sarah S.
February 2024

We had the pleasure of staying 37 days at Jeff's Emmalani condo in Princeville. It surpassed our expectations. A bright and beautifully remodeled condo overlooking hole #8 of the Makai golf course. A short walk to the shore to see the waves crashing against the cliffs and also to view the gorgeous sunsets behind Bali Hai in Hanalei. We were able to walk to Pu'u Poa Beach next to 1 Hotel and also Hideaway Beach. You can actually walk all the way past Pu'u Poa beach and end up on Hanalei Bay if you wade through the little river there. We walked everywhere in Princeville from this condo including some great restaurants. Jeff was very easy to work with and his lovely condo accommodated all of our needs. The kitchen had everything we needed and we did enjoy making many meals there. We liked using the hot tub and pool there as well. We will miss hearing the waves crashing and mostly all of the nesting and courting Albatross directly in front of the condo. They were so entertaining to watch!
Sue G.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay at Emmalani Court was perfect. Situated in a nice quiet complex on a golf course, it provided a relaxing week in the sun. The condo was beautifully furnished. The beds were comfortable and for those of us who appreciate a cool night sleep, the AC was much appreciated. Hali was excellent on the property management team. She answered our questions quickly and thoroughly. We will be back.
A guest from Palmer, AK
February 2024

We had great communication with the property management. Easy check in and check out process. Clean with smoke towels, cooler, beach chairs. Fully stocked kitchen. Beautiful view of rainbow over the ocean on our first day. Lots of books to read. Sadly the pool and hot tub were closed for maintenance issues while we were there. But everything else was great. Appreciated flexibility with late check out options and would stay here again. One of the most beautiful places in this special island.
Andrea R.
February 2024

The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Great setup for our family of 5. Location was great and the pool area was great for a poolside BBQ dinner.
Megan F.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo had everything we needed. Location was great! We truly enjoyed our stay.
Terri C.
February 2024

Fantastic property in Princeville. The condo included everything you could ask for in a Kauai condo. Great kitchen, living area and bedrooms! Perfect access to the pool and grills. Beach chairs, snorkel gear and coolers! You name it, Marla thought of it! Loved the proximity to Princeville shops, Hanalei beaches/restaurants and Anini Beach and Kilauea Lighthouse. The Saturday Farmers Market was a special treat. Great location for our Kauai getaway. Highly recommend and look forward to staying there again.
Ray P.
February 2024

Great property, updated and very close to Hanalei which was nice. The home host was in contact with us asking if we had any questions. Overall great experience!
peter r.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was a perfect house with all amenities possible in the middle of Princeville. The cleanliness was top notch too!
Prachi B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Happy to have had this experience.
Michael T.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything was perfect, well maintained and spacious apartment with a nice view from balcony, the private beach of the property is amazing.
Adam S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Emmalani Court location is great--very close to beach and cliffs overlook, beautiful golf course out the lanai and tons of space in the condo with the ability to turn into private living quarters for 2 couples. We have stayed here twice and really enjoy the private location, nice people, and great swimming pool.
Liberty S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Easy to find. Easy checkin and checkout procedure. Great location. Excellent amenities provided. Quality, clean bathrooms. A+ rental.
John A.
January 2024

Comfortable, spacious and well located.
Dave H.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Second time staying at this condo, because we love it. Beautifully decorated and has everything we need from beach chairs, boogie boards and umbrellas, to everything you need in the kitchen, washer/dryer, books, puzzles, great tv. Close drive to grocery store, wine store and restaurants. Centrally located to hit our favorite beaches, as well as Hanalei and Kilauea. We feel right at home here.

January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This home was in a beautiful location, right on the golf course and ocean view. The home was clean and in a great location. It was close to many shops, restaurants, and great walks and views. The home had everything you’d need. The living room had floor beach recliners which were not too comfortable even for kids. Also the pool heater was out the entire two weeks, so it was too cold to get in. Which was kind of a bummer since came from Alaska. Overall our stay was great. Checkin was smooth.
Natalie N.
January 2024

We had a wonderful stay in this condo and were so glad we decided on Princeville as our home base. The condo had everything we needed, boogie boards for all of us, snorkel gear, beach chairs, towels but most important it was quiet and peaceful. The location on the golf course is beautiful and there are so many amazing beaches within a 10 to 30 minute drive. Our favorites were Secret Beach, Tunnels and Kealia Beach for boogie boarding. We went to Poipu area for a day but found it way too crowded. We loved having Foodland nearby (you can get a visitor pass for the discounts). Access to the pool was convenient and the beds were comfortable. Also, the town of Hanelei is not to be missed. We loved our stay and highly recommend this accommodation!
Ingrid S.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had an excellent stay in Princeville. The location was beautiful,freshly remodeled unit was well thought out and the kitchen was fully equipped. The highlight was to catch the beautiful sunset ritual on the golf course each evening. We would highly recommend this unit for your Princeville stay.
Amelia S.
January 2024

Awesome

January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Frankly speaking it's cleaner than our own house, ha! So we were surprised happily at arrival, and started to enjoy our stay from the 1st min. Princeville is so convenient for beach access, especially some small hidden/secret beaches, super relaxing w/ shallow water, from streams to the sea.... Will definitely return on our next trip.
A guest from Coppell, TX
January 2024

Property was great. Clean, comfortable, stocked with the essentials and in a beautiful location on the 8th hole of Makai Golf Course. It was perfect for the 4 of us and a great base for exploring all of the island.
Ron M.
December 2023

This was a top notch property. They had everything you could possibly need for your stay from kitchen items, to plenty of towels and blankets, to beach gear - they had it all. The property is well maintained and gorgeous. The location could not be better. You can see the ocean from almost every room and the Main Bedroom is a dream with ocean views out every window. Check in/out was a breeze, everything was very easy. Definitely would recommend staying here! It would be great for a family group or a group of friends. We loved being so close to Hanalei too.
Katie B.
December 2023

The grounds and the pool are flawless. BBQ grills are in such good condition, we used them frequently. Close to a lot of beautiful walkable beaches. This place felt like a home.
Stephanie M.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The unit/property is very spacious. Beyond that it is nothing special and is quite run down and outdated. The unit/property is located on the main road, which was not disclosed. Very noisy.
Cari S.
December 2023

Well appointed condo with lots of room. Comfortable complex with pool/hot tub. Location is convenient for walks around Princeville. Good communication, easy in and out.
Rick S.
December 2023

Myself and 3 girls friends stayed here in Princeville. The property location is in a very nice neighborhood and beautiful views and close beaches. The place itself is clean and spacious, and nicely decorated. There was a slight issue with check in, but I don’t want to spoil the review because the host Jeff was more than accommodating and did everything he should have to fix the situation. Long story short just be careful with the front door as it can lock without you realizing. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone. Close to the pool/hottub and Chris the property manager is very friendly and helpful as well. Kauai was a dream come true and I hope to be back one day!
Nicole G.
December 2023

This is a great ground floor unit with more than adequate space and gorgeous views on to the golf course. The rental had tasteful and comfortable furniture; we really appreciated the table lamps for evening reading after the sun went down. We had a slight hiccup at the beginning of our stay which was addressed in a remarkably genuine and personal manner by the host's agent; thanks to Lyra for restoring our faith in VRBO. The kitchen was as well-equipped as our own and included ample plastic cups and plates for lunches on the covered lanai. The pool and bbq area is super clean with a shower for hosing off the chlorine afterwards. Having covered parking was a huge bonus--no one enjoys getting into a hot and steamy car first thing. We walked everywhere, including to the local shopping center to pick up last minute things. You've probably looked long enough - go ahead and book this one before someone else does.
John T.
December 2023

It is a great location and has on site parking. It was clean and appeared as advertised. They provided beach towels and chairs which was very convenient. Easy to check in and out. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and hope to go back!
Nick G.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: - kitchen well stocked - ocean view - beds comfortable- great porch to lounge and drink morning coffee- a short walk to watch the sunset above hideaways beach- great pizza place in the complex
Margie B.
December 2023

Jeff was very responsive and easy to work with. The condo was as described and very nice. There were a couple maintenance things but they were not a big deal. I do wish there were washcloths in the kitchen, and more than 1 in each bathroom, but that was small potatoes.
Alison O.
December 2023

This property BEYOND exceeded our expectations. The photos and description are 100% accurate, however, do not do the actual property justice (I mean that in the best way possible!). From check-in to check-out, this process was absolutely seamless. The condo was meticulously cleaned and cared for in preparation for our stay. The kitchen was more well equipped than my kitchen at home! Waking up every morning to the gorgeous sunrise over the golf course will be a glorious memory for years to come (or until my next visit lol!). Every morning I would enjoy my coffee on the lanai watching the sunrise. Then I'd walk to the ocean look-out point...literally a 5 minute walk from the condo. Princeville itself feels like living in a beautiful vibrant painting; amenities are very close by including Foodland, Akamu Wellness, beautiful shops and restaurants. My Mom and I were so sad to leave but are grateful for the wonderful experience and memories. I'd give this property a 6-star rating if it was an option ;)
Kristin M.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Exceeded expectations! A nice spacious two bedroom place with all you could ask for a great stay on your vacation. This place had all the little things you have at home, spices in the drawer, plenty of dishes, beach toys, chairs and a cooler for the beach. We were really happy with our experience!
Jason L.
December 2023

Beautiful property, great location, quiet, amazing views!!! Owner was exceptional! We had a wonderful time and created new Kauai memories!
Mary O.
November 2023

Great place, totally reasonable and kind owner! Wonderful stay in a nice, nice place! One of my most comfortable and relaxing trips to Kauai.
Lainie K.
November 2023

For a spacious property, comfortable with everything you need in a home, everything you need to relax at the beach, with easy access and close to everything on the North Coast, this place was perfect for our family of five.
Elena M.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My husband, myself, and my sister stayed at this property and had a wonderful experience. We love the location and it was such a treat to see the many Nene (Hawaiian geese) daily on the golf course from our unit.Our only complaint would be that the unit could be updated somewhat. The drapes were ripped and the outdoor patio furniture was pretty worn. We couldn’t use one of the chairs because it was ripped. Also, the bottom rack of the dishwasher was broken so it couldn’t slide out. If we were staying longer than 5 nights we would have had it fixed. They also could have used some updated cook ware. The beds were comfy and there was plenty of towels. Would definitely rent this unit again.
Christina C.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Highly recommend this rental! The property was clean and well maintained. The location was also phenomenal, which easy access to the water and a walking path nearby. Can't recommend it enough!!!
Mary M.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Emmalani court is a nice quiet location. Close to princeville foodland, shops and restaurants.
Kathy Z.
November 2023

Property has everything we needed for a great stay. Easy walk to several beaches and a short walk to watch the sunset each night.
Devin H.
November 2023

Great location and is very spacious. Great sunsets on the golf course. Hideaway Beach was a short walk away and was great fun.
Zach B.
November 2023

Great spacious condo. I’ve never stayed in Princeville, usually in Hanalei or Kapaa. Very developed area, golf courses, condos and hotels. Nothing can beat Kauai for beauty and amazing beaches. We had a lovely stay. Thank you.
Kate L.
October 2023

Lovely surroundings. Condo as pictured. Jeff our host, was quick to respond and provided information on his expectations for guests while staying in condo as well as offering helpful information to questions we had while staying in the area. Great snorkeling equipment, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and other amenities needed for beach recreation.

October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location and view. Condo was clean and had plenty of space. Air conditioning would have been nice, but we made it work.
Brooke C.
October 2023

The unit was clean, well located on the golf course near the coast and came with everything we needed for a lovely stay. Always ample parking and close to the community pool. We would definitely stay here again.
Charles D.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This place is terrific. Quite spot, comfortable and close to everything you need. Walk to beaches, a sunset point, and good restaurants. Would definitely return.
Darin N.
October 2023


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