Pali Ke Kua, Kauai

Pali Ke Kua Address: 5300 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville

Pali Ke Kua is a condo complex located on a cliff in Princeville. Many units command nice ocean views, and the summer-time sunsets from Pali Ke Kua are spectacular. The resort features a pool and hot tub, and is located within walking distance of Hideaways Beach and the Princeville Resort Hotel. Pali Ke Kua beach, the sister of Hideaways, is located directly below Pali Ke Kua and accessed via a beautiful but steep paved path. This small beach doesn't offer swimming due to a rocky shore, but it's a pleasant spot and snorkeling is possible in the summer.

Pali Ke Kua Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Pali Ke Kua is $311. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $377. 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 1000 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.

Guests overwhelmingly appreciate the stunning views, well-maintained grounds, and beautiful private beach at the Pali Ke Kua condo resort on Kauai. Many reviews highlight the fantastic location, quiet atmosphere, and the convenience of having amenities like a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and beach gear. The sunsets are frequently mentioned as breathtaking, and the proximity to local attractions and beaches is a plus. Some guests note minor issues with unit-specific maintenance or suggest updates, but these do not detract significantly from the overall positive experience. The resort's family-friendly environment, helpful management, and additional perks like private beach access and on-site dining options contribute to guests' enjoyable stays. Overall, Pali Ke Kua is highly recommended for a relaxing and scenic vacation on Kauai's North Shore. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Pali Ke Kua Reviews


The view of the ocean, rainbows and whales were amazing!!! Condo was so comfortable and beautiful
Carol H.
March 2024

Great location, clean, and well equipped. Great view of ocean and sunsets. Even viewed a few whales from the patio.
Nathan K.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. 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: The property was easy to find, easy to access. The property was as pictured. The bed was very comfortable.Views from the property couldn't get any better. There was noise from the renters in the above unit when they were on the balcony directly above the patio. The kitchen was equipped to cook, plenty of glasses, plates, quality silverware. The only negative was the bathroom. It is small and could use an update. Not horrible, but needs a refresh. Towels: two bath towels for each adult for the week, and 1 beach towel. It would have been nice to have at leat two beach towels per person.
Julie K.
March 2024

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and we were so satisfied with this condo. It’s well stocked, clean, and you can’t beat the location. Thank you for having us!!
Jamie P.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: It was wonderful! Beautiful view from lanai, close to amenities and stocked kitchen for preparing meals.
Wanda B.
March 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: This place is in a great location. The views from the living room and the bedroom and kitchen table are amazing. Condo is very nicely furnished and the bathrooms are nice and big. Beds were comfortable, nice sheets, nice towels. The only con is that you can totally hear the people above you. The first night we were in heaven. The second night Swiss Family Robinson moved in upstairs with lots of little kids. Started at 5 AM - they were dragging furniture around the deck which was right above our bed. Kids running back and forth on our heads for hours. We finally banged on the ceiling which gave us a 30 min reprieve and then we gave in and got up. The view from this place is so beautiful that even after all of that - I would take my chances and stay here again - maybe...probably...hard to be mad when you are watching the waves with the Napali coast in the background. Restuarant was suprisingly good. Pool was nice and but chilly. Parking was easy.
Lucia A.
March 2024

Nicely renovated and clean condo in Princeville. Photos are a very accurate representation. Location is great - easy to walk to a variety of beaches and a short drive from Hanalei. Would definitely stay again!
Caitlin H.
March 2024

We were very comfortable at this condo. The complex was quiet and beautiful. We loved watching the chickens and the Ne ne in the courtyard every morning.
Kate I.
March 2024

Great location. Wonderful views. Clean and bright. Quiet. Easy checkin
Michael F.
March 2024

Very nice and quiet, great view of the ocean, great location to shops. Very clean and nice accommodations. Easy check in and out. Great host.
Robert R.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The best thing about this condo is its location in Princeville with views of the mountains, the ocean, and the sunsets over Bali Hai. The PKK grounds are very pleasant with lovely trees, flowers, birds, and views plus the trail down to the beach. The condo layout and general amenities, including the library, are also great. From a sanitation aspect, the cleanliness was fine. But it seriously needs a deep cleaning (e.g., dusting/cleaning railings & art work; cleaning couch cushion covers & pillows) and better routine maintenance (e.g., doors & screens and bathroom fixtures). We've been coming to this condo for many years. We enjoyed our stay and will likely come back, but with the significant rate increase over last year, we'd hoped to see better care taken of the place.
Sharon B.
March 2024

This unit is so comfortable, and what a great location! Situated in the Pali Ke Kua community, this specific unit has great access to all the amenities of the property and the back door lanai, opens up to a wonderful huge lawn setting the tone for a tranquil experience. Thank you so so much, and Mahalo!
Derek S.
March 2024

Clean, well-stocked, quiet, and comfortable condo. Had everything we needed (mostly the views!)
Stephanie S.
March 2024

Property and location are great. Wonderful views and nice community. Property management, Vacasa, however was horrible! I messaged a couple times PRIOR to our trip and couldn’t get a response. They finally responded the last day of our 7 day trip. I also responded to their email asking how check in was letting them know a few items that were missing. I had to go buy these things as they didn’t respond until the day before we were leaving. It’s unfortunate for such a nice property to have such poor property management.
Bonnie W.
March 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: Fabulous views. Enjoyed whale watching from the breakfast nook and sunsets from the lanai. Kitchen well stocked with cookware and utensils. Food store within a few miles of condo so easy to pick up supplies. Beach equipment also available for use. Located within a beautiful community of condos, some residential housing, golf course, and a hotel. Very quiet. Highly recommend.
barbara m.
March 2024

Great location as it’s close to a number of beaches, restaurants and golf course. Views are spectacular. The condo is a bit dated and fully serviceable. Didn’t use the AC as breeze kept us cool during day and evening. Highly recommended.
John J.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved this area and the view was great. The condo was clean and comfortable. The one concern we had is that the furnishings, mainly the couch and chair in the main room were not comfortable and in our view, need to be updated. Other than that, the condo was well stocked and the bed was comfortable.

February 2024

Great place with private beach down the way.
David D.
February 2024

The condo has a beautiful view, was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay!
Katia O.
February 2024

We had a great time! The highlight was seeing whales from the lanai!!! We would happily stay again!
Mo G.
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!
katerina v.
February 2024

2nd time staying at Pali Ke Kua, excellent location. Pool area is great for the kids
Jared S.
February 2024

See title. We love staying in this complex overlooking the mouth of Hanalei bay. The unit was fine. Nothing fancy. Owner/property manager could put a bit more care into upkeep. Delaminating countertop trim, light over stove not working, lights elsewhere not working. But, we REALLY enjoyed staying here and when we had a question, property manager responded very quickly.
Emily H.
February 2024

Amazing condo and view. Breathtaking Super quiet community and felt very private. Beach not an easy access but the view and privacy made up for it. Strongly recommend this property.
Bryan S.
February 2024

We had a wonderful time in Kauai! The condo was just what we needed. There was plenty of space for our family of 4. Each kid had their own bed, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the view was beautiful. I would definitely stay here again.
Savanna E.
February 2024

Beautiful mountain views, Nene visits everyday, comfortable beds, lots of space. A wonderful stay, thank you!
Kimberly K.
February 2024

Views, views, views. I was so happy to stay here! Thank you!
Kimberly K.
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: We have been staying in PKK 212 for over 5 years now and this years visit was our best ever. Beautifully equipped and perfect location for our needs.The Kauai Vacation Rentals Staff is extremely professional and accommodating. They are the best!
David P.
February 2024

What a peaceful place. The ocean surf crashing sunsets and a constant breeze made this stay so relaxing. We traveled in Feb and saw numerous whales and dolphins right from the balcony. Place was clean and had everything we needed. Check out the hidden private beach, it was beautiful. A gem for sure!
Sherry O.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay in Kauai. The pool and hot tub were lovely. The condo was spacious and nice and clean. The restaurant on site had really good pizza, salad, and wings. Would stay again next time we are in Princeville.
Rachel D.
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: Great location. Great view. Bed & furniture were very comfortable. Enjoyed pool on windy days at beach.
Betty S.
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: Very quiet, clean, comfy bed. Amazing view. Great restaurants nearby in Hanalei
M C.
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: We've stayed here at least 4 times now, and we can't imagine staying anywhere else in Princeville or Hanalei Bay. The view is as spectacular as you will find anywhere.
Pam 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: The unit has a spectacular ocean view. It was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was well appointed. The private beach is lovely.
Clarke d.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: Everything about this rental unit and rental agency was exceptional from the start. Our experience from making the reservation, to the beauty of the rental unit, and everything inbetween was beyond my expectation. We also took advantage of the helpful emails sent by the agency communicating local events and things to do while on island. Loved everything about the unit and its location on the northern shore of Kauai!
Mandie H.
February 2024

We’ve stayed across the bay in Haena the last 2 years and thought we’d give this place a try. We were not disappointed one bit. The condo is very adequately stocked with everything you need. The view of the coast & ocean never gets old. We will be back!!!
Trent S.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. Enjoyed sitting on the lanai in the morning and afternoon enjoying the beautiful scenery. The condo was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable. The week ended too soon!
Marg D.
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: We liked the Princeville location as we were able to get out and explore the northshore places and beaches easily. The views were great as the unit is out on top of a cliff. We felt secure even though the winds were really blowing outside. The unit has no AC and a lot of the windows ventilation were closed off via boarding that prevented the best air circulation. The bed has firm foam mattress which was ok for me but harder than other beds in the condos. The theme was distinctly oriental with beautiful white sofa and white carpeting. There are beach chairs and equipment accessories that augmented the beach experiences. The management team was really nice and caring, calling to see how we liked the place the day we arrived. I wish there was the electronic locks like some other condos have such as the hospitality app with key information and the door codes etc. The wifi is individual so I felt that was secure (we use security software suite as well). The walkway to the unit is a challenge for the acrophobe as it looks like you are going to walk off the cliff as the turn to go over the units catwalk appears to go into space. We have been to this unit before and love the view from the lanai.
Gregory H.
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: This rental was perfect for our 3-generation family vacation. Owners thought of every detail- well stocked kitchen, even laundry soap and little body soap bars. There’s beach items, chairs, and towels. Beautiful walk to the beach gives you a bit of a workout but well worth it! We landed early in the day after traveling all night ands there were even able to let us in the place early!

February 2024

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: Oceanfront’s management and maintenance of vacation rentals is second to none. The unit is extremely comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Kitchen appliances are excellent. Would recommend New window blinds in master BR. They are frozen in the closed position.
Stella H.
February 2024

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: Condo had everything we needed. Fully furnished & beach equipment.Even a spray nozzle at sink. Only small down side was furniture. It was a bit deep for us , needed pillows to help sitting. Couch was very squeaky. Loved having high table & chairs to see over deck railing. Bed was great! We’ve stayed at several condos here & this was best one.
Betty S.
February 2024

This was a great family rental- full kitchen we could cook in with all the details thought of, and laundry in unit was great. Also had chairs and such for the beach. The owners thought of everything!
Thomas
February 2024

We had a great stay! The condo was beautiful! The view was fabulous! Could hear the waves crashing. Went on some beautiful walks. Would definitely stay there again.
John F.
February 2024

We have stayed here quite a few times over the past years and it never fails to disappoint. Booking was easy, communication was easy, check-in was easy, unit is well stocked and very clean. Above all else, nothing beats the view. Thanks again for a great stay and we look forward to coming back again! Mahalo!!!
Susan P.
February 2024

This is an excellent property that seems to be well maintained. The only reason we deducted a star on the "Cleanliness of property" is because we did see a couple of roaches while we were there. We let the property manager know, but they didn't send anyone while we were there to deal with the bugs. (And if were 1-2 other bugs I wouldn't have even said anything, but I HATE roaches.) Besides that one issue, everything was perfect. You cannot beat the view. We would definitely stay here again.
Luke P.
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 most beautiful view on earth, from the comfort of a condo with 2 master suites, beautifully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Top of the line in every way. You'll be sad to leave, and count the days until you return.

February 2024

Nice townhome, good location, as advertised. Beautifully furnished and loved the view of the mountains and waterfall. The front door electronic lock can be a bit tricky, not fully automatic like newer locks. Noisy ceiling fan upstairs- can't turn it off, either. Pretty minor issues (microwave not working) but Vacasa was responsive.
Catherine B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. 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: excellent viewwell equipped kitchentall chairs ion lanai very uncomfortablelarge windows on slider and lr needed cleaning, otherwise very clean
James B.
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: We stayed 3 days in January for my daughter's wedding, the property was clean, in a convenient location and we couldn't take our eyes off the spectacular views from the lanai and every window...thank you, we will be back!!!
Cindette A.
February 2024

Unfortunately, the only good things I can say about this property are that the view is lovely and it was very clean when we arrived. We have stayed in eight other Pali Ke Kua rentals over the years, and this rental was woefully under-stocked. It is clear that the owners never stay here. The kitchen does not have a sufficient amount of even basic cookware, cups, or flatware for a family of four - we had to run the dishwasher every day in order to eat two meals/day in the condo without running out of forks. There are no non-glass cups/tumblers to use at the pool, no tupperware, and no spices, cooking oil, salt/pepper, coffee filters, or any of the other basic provisions that you expect to see in a vacation rental of this caliber. Despite the fridge and freezer having been obviously cleaned out before we arrived, they both smelled strongly of fish the entire time we were there. There is one barely functional beach chair. Blankets on the beds are very thin, and there is one extra blanket in the entire condo (with four beds). We love Pali Ke Kua but we would not stay in this property again.
Megan S.
February 2024


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