Additional living room window for views in every direction
Sealodge J3: Oceanfront views from every window, ground floor 1br/1ba
Affordable rates and amazing oceanfront views, that?s what you?ll find at Sealodge. Rated a ?Solid Gold Value? in the Ultimate Kauai Guide Book, our guests agree that you won?t find a better value. On the grounds is a path leading through tropical jungle arriving at a quiet beach. All the amenities of home, dramatic views down the length of the Anini Reef, and a tranquil location at the end of the road, make Sealodge your budget-friendly Kauai destination.
Absolutely spectacular unobstructed reef and white-water ocean views from the living room and bedroom of this cozy 1 BR corner unit in the end building of Sealodge II. This ground floor unit gives you immediate outdoor access to the grassy bluff and the ocean beyond. Clean and fully furnished (full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, sound system, high speed internet, sofa sleeper, and a punae (extended twin sized daybed) nestled in the living room corner surrounded by windows and sunrise ocean vistas down Anini reef all the way to the Kiluea lighthouse. Fall asleep to the sounds of waves in the queen bed in the bedroom, or while your vacation days away watching whales, dolphins, sea turtles and windsurfers in the ocean below. Hawaii Vacation Rental Registration Number W-01
Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Golf Course, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services, Library, Bike Rentals, Shopping/Dining, Post Office, Internet Cafe, Mailing and Business Center, Yoga, Golf Courses * Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Stereo System * Geographic: Close to Napali Coast, Close to Town, Hanalei Bay, Near Beach, Ocean Front * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster * Living: Ceiling Fans, DVD Player, Hair Dryer, High Speed Internet, Ironing Board, Linens, Phone, Washer & Dryer, Iron * Outdoor: Beach, Beach Chairs, Beach Mats, Beach Towels, Cooler/Ice Chest, Outdoor Shower, Patio, Shared Barbecue Grills, Shared Pool, Snorkel Gear
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A guest from Atascadero, California recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2016 The condo was very clean and well maintained,its location was fantastic as well. The view of the ocean was beautiful.
A guest from Colleyville, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2016 We have stayed here 5 times. We keep coming back because the view is spectacular! The condo has everything you need. Washer and dryer, comfortable bed, you can hear the ocean, it puts you to sleep. There are coolers and chairs to bring to beach. It has everything you need.
Annik L. from Terreeonne, QB recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2016 We had wonderfull vacation to sealodge j3. The view was incredible. We loved the small beach but we have to be in good helph to get there. The condo was clean an well furnished.
A guest from EALING, LONDON recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in January, 2016 I WANTED SOMEWHERE QUIET WHERE I COULD JUST RELAX AND I FOUND THE PERFECT PLACE; J3 SEALODGE HAD EVERYTHING;THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VISTA I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED(AND I HAVE BEEN TO BORA BORA,) PLUS WONDERFUL HOSTS: JEANNIE THE CONCIERGE AND THE HOUSE KEEPER MARY ANNE WERE FANTASTIC, The hot water did not work when i arrived but Ron the mainteneance man fixed it straight away; SUPERB SERVICE.. I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK..MAHOLA
Dolores R. from Groton, MA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2015 Sea Lodge J3, located right on a cliff overlooking the ocean was in need of some TLC. In order to see ocean views from every window, they had to be open since the windows hadn't been cleaned. One of the pillows on the bed smelled so bad - even with the windows open I could still detect the odor. I never spoke to the property management company so cannot rate their professionalism. All information regarding the property was taken care of via email. Our vacation was wonderful in spite of the condo since we spent very little time there.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals The windows are cleaned regularly, but they do get a lot of salt spray right on the ocean and it's been rainy, so they did get pretty bad. They are already scheduled for cleaning and should be looking great for the next guest. It's too bad the guest did not contact us about the pillow, we're simply replacing it. Sorry we did not know there was a problem or we would have been happy to correct it for you!!!
Fred B. from London, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2015 The rental of this unit through the rental company was smooth and they were easy to deal with. This unit has a spectacular view, although seen through windows that badly need cleaning. We stayed for six days and made use of kitchen and laundry facilities. The kitchen was well enough equipped and, although we really didn't do much cooking, I believe it had all that one would need. When I went to clean the dryer filter, it had so much lint, that it was impossible to even attempt it. This could be a fire hazard. I pointed it out to the cleaning staff, as we were leaving, and the cleaner tried and gave up. The curtains are flimsy and SHOULD be replaced. The greatest challenge was both the patio door and the screen door to the patio. They were next to impossible to open and this became so frustrating. Replace thes doors!!! For the cost of the unit, one should not have to struggle with doors. We attempted to go to the beach. It was a challenge, so we never did get there. If you view your visit here as coming to an old, basic family cottage, then you won't be disappointed. For those who pay close attention to detail and cleanliness, this is not the place for you. We did enjoy our time there, basically because of the setting. If the unit were thoroughly cleaned and upgraded, we would likely want to return.As we only can choose yes or no regarding recommending, we are putting yes, with all of the reservations we have expressed. If this unit were upgraded and maintained, it could be a most desirable place.
Robin G. from Carson City, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in November, 2015 My Kauai Ohana and I had the most fabulous stay at J 3 SeaLodge. We rested, walked, watched the ocean and storms from the gorgeous view, swam at the secluded beach and saw turtles, cooked amazing meals in the kitchen! We will definitely be back!
A guest from Park City, UT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 If you want a great view and the sound of distant waves, J3 is a perfect spot. We were happy with the unit, but thought they could make the experience a five star with just a few added amenities and fewer rules by the rental agency. Its the small things that make a difference. They are very parsimonious with the amenities. They supplied us with one roll of toilet paper, 1/4 roll of paper towels, 2 tiny bars of soap and a spoonful of shampoo. We had to go out and buy things like salt and pepper, cooking oil, spices, toilet paper, saran wrap, etc. - little things that most rentals already have in their kitchens. We left all the items there, and I'm sure they were thrown away or taken by the cleaners, rather than left as a convenience for the next guest. The agency wants you to take the trash out every night, yet they do not leave enough trash bags to do that, ditto on the dish washer. The unit is pleasant and the sitting area is comfortable. I considered it to be a very large studio, rather than a one bedroom. It would be difficult to have more than two people as there is little privacy. The kitchen is tiny but functional - you don't spend too much time in the unit. While the views are spectacular, keep in mind you will not have morning or afternoon sun. The beach does not get much sunshine either, and it is a good twenty minute walk. This is a great spot to hang your hat at night and explore the north shore, but if you are looking for amenities and a beach spot, this is not it. We loved going to the beach in Hanalei for sunset. There is a great grocery store about 2 miles away that will have everything you need. I would recommend this to a friend.
Jacqueline D. from Montrose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2015 Loved the location, the view, the place, and the whole experience! Everything was perfect. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others! The only criticism I have is not of the place at all but of the annoying emails about the darn app. Someone at the company needs to check their links before sending out automated emails. The company we booked through is called Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals however, all the links to the app are to ?Beachfront Only Rentals? so when you try to login, it doesn?t recognize your reservation. Unfortunately, this doesn?t stop the automated system from harassing you with daily emails to complete various tasks. I received no less than 7 emails before I noticed a small screenshot of the app that read ?Ahh Aloha? on the title screen and I realized the link to the app from the email they had been sending me was wrong!!! For the record, the emails also said I could login via a web portal but when you click on the link from a mobile device, you end up at the same wrong app!!! SOOO very frustrating!!! All I had with me on my vacation was a mobile device, I wasn?t about to bring a laptop to paradise! Anyway, it?s over now but it definitely would have made my vacation a lot better to not have had to deal with the app situation. I hope this helps you avoid some frustration when you get the emails because that little reason alone is definitely not enough for you to miss out on this exquisite vacation opportunity!
Chelsea C. from Melbourne, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2015 loved being here- we stayed several other places, including the st. regis and this was our favorite! view and outdoor space is unparalleled and the window seat is heaven for morning coffee and reading and cocktails at sunset. it was near all of the fun stuff and great restaurants and very well equipped for anything you may need during the stay. it was also very clean... we will definitely be back and be recommending it!
A guest from Winnipeg, Manitoba recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2015 This quaint little rental is everything you hope it will be. My wife and I spent a week here, followed by a week in Poipu. Upon arriving in Poipu, we wished we were back in Princeville at the Sealodge J3! Although the unit is on the smaller side, it has everything you need. The views are absolutely incredible. Having a morning coffee on the lanai, being visited by the two nenes will forever remain one of our "happy places". Sealodge beach is highly recommended. It takes a bit of a hike to get there but it is so worth it. We swam with a huge turtle (the same one) on multiple occasions, and sun tanned alongside a monk seal on the beach! We have recommended this unit to multiple friends and plan on returning in the future. Our only complaint was that the wireless was not properly set up. Given how important "staying connected" can be for some, the owner should ensure this is ready to go for guests. Otherwise, everything else was excellent.
Brian R. from Alameda, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2015 If you're considering renting a condo at Sealodge I would highly recommend this unit. It is on the ground floor at the north/eastern most corner of the complex. This gives you an unobstructed view of the lighthouse and sunrise. But be warned, you may have photographers standing outside your window taking pictures at 6am. Having a washing machine and dryer will allow you to pack a whole lot less, (I wish we had...) and the wi-fi worked without a hitch. My only issues are minor. We planned to cook breakfast at the condo and eat out the rest of our meals. So we were kind of stunned to discover there was no salt, pepper, sugar or cooking oil when we arrive. I've rented a lot of vacation homes and never come across this. (No condiments or cooking ingredients of any kind.) We also never got a call back after leaving three messages regarding a late checkout. We decided to just be ready to go in case someone showed up. Nobody did so we had a chance to read and enjoy the view for another hour and a half before heading to the airport. Those minor issues aside this is a great unit. You really can't beat the location. If we ever go back to the North Shore we will 100% stay here again.
Nikita M. from Merrimac, Massachusetts recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 We walked into the condo and instantly knew we had made a fantastic choice. Both the living area and the bedroom have views of the ocean, no buildings or signs of human life in sight. The unit was fully outfitted for cooking and multiple laundry loads. Very clean and comfortable. We used a couple books on the shelf, highly recommend The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook (most recent edition) for all your sightseeing needs. We didn't use the pool at all, we would rather be in the ocean, but it is quite small. Also the grills available for all the complex are charcoal. Luckily we went grocery shopping after seeing the grilling situation and were able to get charcoal and plan for less grilling overall since there was hardly any lighting in the grill area and we got home after dark many nights. But apart from those 2 things, we LOVED this place!!
Kevin R. from Calgary, Alberta recommends this property. Stayed for 12 days in August, 2015 An amazing view! I spent 12 of the 14 days of my honeymoon at sea lodge j3 and it was great. There's a little mall with everything you need just a few minutes away. The views are exceptional and the sea lodge was very serene. It felt like my cabin back home but with all the magic that is Kauai. I was visiting during the summer when the north of the island is pretty accommodating, there is no air conditioner but the natural breeze is usually enough to cool you off. If the breeze stops however (which was rare) it can get pretty warm pretty quick and you'll be needing the fan. I would definitely use sea lodge j3 again because it had everything the wife and I needed and more. The secret beach is a bit of a trek (10 -15 min walk, max) and is a bit tricky if it's wet out, but was one of my favourite beaches mostly because it was secluded and had some alright snorkelling. All in all, we were very happy.
A guest from Austin, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2015 We had a lovely stay at this apartment recently. Small but comfortable for our family of 3. The views were phenomenal- so much so that it is now what comes to mind when I think of Kauai! The description is pretty accurate- apartment had lots of amenities which made our stay comfortable. Customer service was responsive and helpful when we made requests. Only thing I would suggest as an improvement would be to replace the living room furniture- the cushions were old and worn out and had a terrible odor, therefore we did not use it (the living room) at all. Besides, with such a gorgeous view from the lanai, we did not want to sit inside at all! If you are a couple or a family of three, this is the perfect little apartment for your trip to Kauai!
View = best in complex, wish same true for wifi and comforts.
Maureen M. from Northridge, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2015 This unit has perhaps one of the best views a person could wish for. It is nicely decorated and the complex is beautifully manicured. Not a great place for little kids, due to small pool, dangerous cliffs, and beach a 15 min. hike down a cliff. It was clean and a fair price. Whomever is managing it is stingy with extras like soap, toilet paper, trash bags and basic appointments, seriously the only thing in the cupboard was salt, pepper and Montreal steak seasoning. Plenty of utensils but low on bakeware and large strainer. Disappointed with comfort and quality mattresses, pillows and all chairs. We aren't very demanding but the lack of ammenities and creature comforts was annoying. The biggest issue was the unreliable wifi, don't plan on using online sources as travel guides, we had no wifi most of the time. Thankfully the condo had Kauai travel books that we took full advantage of and were grateful for. Overall we were satisfied but are accustomed to more generous management. The boogie boards for example, were for very small kids and the super cheap styrofoam type...like most everything in the unit. We are sure prior guests would have left things behind for the next guest to use such as rolls of tp or bags. This place is stripped bare other that a few hats, size 8 water shoes, rusty chairs, a handy little soft sided cooler, and well worn beach towels.
Dianna A. from Brockton, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2015 We stayed at the Sealodge for our honeymoon. This condo is literally in front of the ocean and has the most beautiful 360 degree view from both the living room and bedroom. The pictures do not even begin to do it justice. For the price, you really can't beat this location. The interior of the condo was extremely clean, cute, and welcoming. We loved that there was a washer/dryer and full kitchen. Everything was perfect. When we go back to Kauai, we will definitely be staying here again, and have recommended this condo to many of our friends and family.
Frederick B. from St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2015 We loved our stay in this condo. The view is absolutely amazing (after we cleaned the windows...) The condo provides every service we needed and is near all the services. Very quiet and intimate, we had a great time!
A guest from Ooltewah, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2015 We had a very good experience for our week at Sealodge J3. The view is outstanding. For an older unit, J3 is well maintained and suited our needs for the week. The close location to the restaurants and the north shore area is great. The unit provides easy walking to several beach locations and the walking paths around the Princeville area are safe and provide shade for several distances around the path. The path also provides easy access to several resturants. The concierge services provided were also good and helpfull with recommendations and reservations.We would recommend J3 for a laid back vacation property with easy access to several restuants and beaches.
Celeste D. from Gig Harbor, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2015 J3 has been the site for our annual hiatus to Kauai for several years - and never disappoints. The location is ideal with adequate supplies. The one issue we noted last year was a microwave that needed updating - and it has been! We plan to return next year - and the year after - and the year after that!
Julie M. from Libertyville, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 31 days in January, 2015 My husband and I spent a month in Kauai. The condo had the most incredible views of the ocean from almost every room in the condo. It looks just like the pictures on their site. The bed is comfortable and so is the couch in the living room. My favorite place inside the condo was the window seat. My husband named it my nest as I loved it and always sat there. The kitchen utensils and pots/pans were good. I would suggest that they provide a large cutting board. There are several small ones, but when you are preparing meals there you are cutting up large fruits and cuts of meat. I would also suggest that they add some more spices. I donated garlic salt and dried parsley. We also donated 2 boogie boards to the condo. They have a great selection of books/guide books and a few games. There is snorkel gear and some children's beach toys. The few things that were problematic were minor. We were supposed to get a mid stay cleaning, but that never happened. When I brought it to the managements' attention, they told me I would get a refund. When I get this refund, I will be be satisfied. The condo was missing a can opener. When I asked about this, they brought me a new one the next day. They were great. I recommend this condo to couples. I think more than 2 people sharing this space would be hard. If we come back to Kauai, we would definitely stay in this condo again. It is fabulous.
A guest from Dallas, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2015 The unit location was excellent and the view superb. The grounds were well-maintained and our neighbors quiet. We truly appreciate the price that allowed us to stay in a place with such an exceptional view.
Matthew H. from San Diego, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2014 My wife and I stayed in this condo last week, and it was perfect for us. We were very comfortable, able to cook meals as needed, and in a location near everything we needed.The Good: Location. The view is to die for! Pictures don't do it justice, and the sunrises are incredible from the window bed and lanai. Close to shopping, beaches, and restaurants. Comfortable furniture, and the condo is in generally good condition. The kitchen is well-equipped with cooking utensils and dishware. Cute décor in general, and I like the selection of books provided.The Bad: not much to say here, except to call out the bath and toilet mats. Please throw them away and replace them with new clean ones. Eeew. Also, please clean the light in the closet, it has quite a few little bugs in it. Sealodge Beach is a pain to get to, and I got eaten alive by mosquitos on the hike there. I highly recommend the short drive (Constructive Criticism: the condo is very pleasant, but aging. Don't expect updated/upgraded appliances (except coffee maker) or countertops. The furniture is basic, but comfortable. Very "island". One of the kitchen lights was out, no big deal. There is no A/C, and it does get pretty warm inside. The good news is it cools off at night and gets a nice breeze with open windows and patio door. Be very careful with children at this condo; the lanai is steps away from a very steep hill and cliff, and a young child (or inebriated adult) could easily take a terrifying fall. Just use common sense.Overall, we really did love our stay and would absolutely stay here again. Any negatives above are all minor, and shouldn't deter anyone in the least from staying here. Thanks to the owners and management for helping us have a great vacation!!
Michael G. from Reno, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 I can't say the title is absolutely true, but that's how we felt as soon as we walked into this rental. Wow! You have your own beach (Sealodge Beach) albeit after a 15 minute hike, but worth it. Wonderful views with full amenities, including some beach gear. Nearby bbq spot but you have to use briquettes and clean the ashes and it's across the parking lot...bummer. Otherwise this place is great!
Rob W. from Folsom, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in June, 2014 Our 4th time in J3 (3rd with Ah Aloha) and we had another incredible vacation experience! The only minor gripe we have is that the fan in the bathroom is seriously old and non-functional and needs to be replaced. Other than that, everything was perfect as always! Special attention to Jeanie for helping guide us on several tours and outings, taking the guess work out of this process. She also assisted with some minor requests - she was a delight yet again and helped make that extra difference! We are already planning our next trip!!! Thank you!!!
Dustin M. from Fawnskin, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2014 The view is absolutely incredible! We love the condo rental travel style better than a resort with all the amenities, so the Sealodge was a perfect place for a honeymooning couple looking to get lost in the beauty of the oceanside! You can't get a better view out your windows! The beach you hike down to is spectacular! Great snorkeling with SO many sea turtles! And theres a great little private waterfall as well! Love it!
Sarah M. from Turlock, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2014 This condo has the most beautiful views! When it rained, there were rainbows over the ocean. The condo is clean and had plenty of beach gear and cooking utensils for us to use. We hope to return one day!
cindy p. from Vancouver, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 This rental condo was spectacular!!! The view, prior to even entering the condo, is beautiful. The condo is fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen essentials to keep the cost of dining down if eating at restaurants every meal, everyday is not your wasn't ours. You'll need a car if you want to explore the whole Island or to visit the other beautiful surrounding beaches, which we did. It's conveniently located near a shopping center if you need to pick up any groceries or forgotten items at the local plaza...prices are a little steep compared to the average grocery stores, but if you supply them with a phone #, you will receive the discounted prices. Also located just 10 minutes away from the complex is a heavenly "private" little beach. You will be leaving the sealodge grounds so you must use at your own risk...but worth the hike down and up. Snorkeling gear is provided (which we used) and the beautiful corals and fish and turtles is well worth packing the gear up to take down to the beach with you. The large windows and the gorgeous view everyday made us sad to leave with each passing day. The decision was made in the middle of our vacation that we will return next year...for a longer vacation time. We hope to come back to this lovely condo again. Mahalo!!Cindy and Chris
A guest from Boonville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2014 This unit is perched on the edge of the bluff in Princeville with a view east toward the lighthouse and Anini Beach. Potential renters should understand that beach access from anywhere in Princeville requires either a super steep hike to a small beach or a 15 minute drive. This unit is very well located with a wonderful view.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals Hanalei Bay with its gorgeous beaches and scenic pier is only 2 miles past Princeville, about a 4 1/2 minute drive. We highly recommend a visit to Hanalei to Hanalei town as well, with its cute shops and great restaurants!
A guest from Fountain Valley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in April, 2014 The property sits right on the edge of some beautiful cliffs. We had a great time here. The only complaint we would have would be that the bed and pull out bed were both extra squeaky, even when you just rolled over. Everything else was great and clean. It was nice to have a washer and drier in the rental so we didn't have to bring as many clothes. Overall fun condo and great experience.
Celeste D. from Gig Harbor, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2014 This is our third or fourth stay in J3. The location is perfect; the view stunning and the accommodations comfortable. We will definitely be back!
A guest from Anchorage, AK recommends this property. Stayed for 15 days in February, 2014 I liked the location and the view from this unit. However, if I came back to Kauai, I would not stay in Princeville as it is too far away from everything else on the island. Also, the north end is the rainy end.
Anthony B. from Santa Rosa, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2013 Amazing location, semi-private, great views. Condition of unit and furniture within is very shabby, desperately needs to be refreshed. Dishwasher not working, was told by manager once I called after check-in that they're waiting for a part. Some mold in the bathroom. Worn out mattress. Cheap molded plastic deck chairs. I'd definitely return to Kauai but would not stay at Sealodge - at least not in J3.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals There is now a brand-new dishwasher, and new furniture! The bedding has been updated and the entire interior repainted. It looks fabulous! We hope you'll come back and try the new and improved Sealodge J3.
A guest from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2013 First night -- toliet overflowed and plunger was not functional -- a problem Managed to get the commode working but it was slow and when I told the property management that; their response was " if it's working, I don't want to spend the owners money on a plumber'Dishwasher was totally non-functional, and looked like it had not worked in some time.Mattress had been replaced since we were there 3 years before, but not with a 'top of the line' mattress. But it was improved.The view from ths condo is why we have returned; may look for other condos.The view makes up for a lot, if I recommend to a friend, I'd suggest that they ask if all kitchen equipment is working.
Merrie V. from Kirkland, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in November, 2013 If it weren't for the amazing ocean views from every window, this condo would be just a average to low-end place to stay. Being able to hear the ocean waves at night and see the beautiful reef below with the sunrise as the back drop was worth every amenity that the condo was lacking (dishwasher and microwave that worked, sharp knives) There were other nice things included such as a cooler, beach chairs and towels, floaties, that we really appreciated. I would stay here again just for the fabulous views!
Joy B. from Houston, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013 I wish we had more time to enjoy the view from our condo! But we stayed busy hitting all the beaches. We didn't stay enough days to feel it was worth it to cook, so we also were heading out for dinner each night.The condo had a few small problems, like mildew on the shower curtain, but overall it was in good condition. Plus, there were items for us to use, like beach towels, beach mats, beach chairs, and a little bit of laundry detergent.The bed and furniture were comfortable enough. I would definitely return!
A guest from San Diego, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2013 1. The condo is a bit old & dated2. The overall condo is not as clean as I hope. I see small bugs every single day3. The condition of the bathroom and kitchen need to be improved. Sink/faucet is not completely secured. No vent above the stove.4. Fridge light is not working5. Bathroom is very dated and not 100% clean6. Bedroom window screen is damaged and insect can come in
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals There is now new furniture, new bedding, fresh interior paint, a new dishwasher, and new shower head. It looks wonderful! The window screens have been repaired. And there is now regular pest control to insure that the only visitors are human ones, not bugs! You'll have to come back and try it again, we think you'll love the changes.
Warren H. from San Jose, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013 Beautiful and close unsurpassed view. condition of condo in need of repairs and updating. kitchen faucet nearly falling off and leaking. front door stop rotted almost off. dishwasher in need off upgrade. chips in counter top, bedroom nightstand water damaged. BUT the view "fixes" some of this. we were only there 3 nights, and enjoyed our stay as a whole. we would return at the same price but with the problems fixd.
Jess L. from Dallas, TX does not recommend this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2013 Although we saw the "cleaning crew" leaving the room we were very disappointed by the cleanliness of the condo. The sheets had not been washed and had hair on them. The cleaning rags for the bathroom were left out which is surprising because the shower was still full of mold. The face towels were not cleaned and although they were folded really pretty they had make up on them. Overall the view was beautiful but we did not feel clean in the place so we spent very few hours in the condo. It was a bummer to have this be our last experience in Kauai.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals We are so sorry to hear about the poor cleaning job on the condo for your arrival. If we had been contacted and made aware that there were issues, we would have been happy to send the housekeeper back to take care of things. We can't fix it if we don't know about it, and we want to fix it so that you'll have a wonderful and relaxing visit.
A guest from Chandler, Arizona recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013 We enjoyed our stay on Kauai. The Sealodge has one of the best views in all our travels throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Caribbean. Our unit was nice, but maybe needed a little updating. Other family members stayed at another unit and it was much more modern. It served our purpose though because most of our time was spent out exploring the island. I would recommend Sealodge to anyone going to Kauai.
Ryan M. from Aiea, HI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2013 The picture is not photoshopped, that is the actual view. Corner unit on the bottom floor has unobstructed view of ocean from above the cliffs. Neighbors only on one side makes it a quiet unit. Parking was very convenient. Had lots of beach stuff available in the unit, like coolers, umbrellas, beach towels, toys for kids, etc. Internet was spotty, but multiple internet sources around the building. Not like you even think of using the internet at this place with all there is to do. Great location to visit Queen's Bath, Kalalau Trail, Princeville Course, and Hanalei Bay. The kitchen amenities were more than adequate to get us through the week, and we have a 16 month old so we had to take care of a lot of his feeding back at the condo. Decorations were nice throughout the place. No ant problems while we were there. There was a slight mildewy smell from the laundry closet and we could have used a few more garbage bags since they like you to take out the garbage nightly. Having the ability to do laundry in the unit was nice so we didn't have to pack as much clothes. Princeville is an expensive place though so do shopping down in Lihue. Takes about 45 min from the airport to the condo. You will not be disappointed if you rent this condo (in the summer months at least, I have heard it rains a lot in winter but it rained maybe half hour each day for us). We will be coming back. We have visited Maui, live on Oahu, and this is our favorite island, and the condo was a far better deal than what you find on Oahu or Maui, no question about it. Had no issues so I can't say how the rental agency performs when there is an issue.
Don F. from Billings, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 We enjoyed our stay at Sealodge J3. There is a wonderful view from the unit down to Anini Beach to the Lighthouse. It a nice unit that may need some updating in the near future i.e. sliding glass door and some windows. Our overall stay was most enjoyable.
A guest from LosGatos, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 J3 is a unit with such a fantastic view! We enjoyed it from the minute we stepped through the door. Being on the ground floor was great, since we could step out to the lawn area. I hope to return soon and there is no question of where to stay. Sealodge is the place.
A guest from Gig Harbor, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 15 days in March, 2013 We have stayed in this unit several times. We love the Princeville area and the view can't be beat. Did have quite a few ants in the condo that we had to ward off on a daily basis even after they sprayed, but otherwise our stay was great
A guest from Villa Park, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2013 This is not a project that I would ever stay in again. Property is beat up, renters are less than desirable and we had gas siphoned out of our rental car. Locals call this project the Ghetto of Princeville.
Kurt B. from Nashville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2013 Accomodations were great, beautiful view of the north shore, ocean views from living room, bedroom, and patio. Updated Applliances worked great, and a comfortable bed. The back sliding door probably needs to be replaced as it was difficult to open/close. The bathroom is a little out-dated, but still clean. Overall, the place was very comfortable for the two of us. Location was perfect for visiting beaches and other attractions on the North Shore, easy to find.
Sandra C. from Sequim, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in February, 2013 The rental was ok, slightly better than minimal quality furnishings. Our biggest problem is that when we arrived there was a HUGE roaring from the wind in the door. The oven did not work at all, hard to cook the things we purchased. We put up with this for 5 nights, shouting to be heard when in the condo and not sleeping. We got the maintenance person there on the second day. He said he would take care of the stove, nothing he could do about the roaring sound. My husband finally discovered that we could cut the noise by opening the door a few inches and propping the stick so that if someone tried to get in it would jam the door. After complaining of no oven, no fix at all, while gone the maintenance person came in and fixed the oven, probably a fuse, and put a strip on the door, which fixed the problem completely. Easy fix for a horrible problem that ruined our stay there.
A guest from Calgary, AB recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in November, 2012 We stayed at Sealodge J3 for 9 nights and had a fantastic vacation. We had no problems checking in and our whole stay was simply fantastic. The complex is set in a beautiful location and the views are out of this world. The condo was clean and well equipped with all one might need on vacation. The property is a little dated though and the bathroom is a little cramped and not well ventilated. other than this little side note, Sealodge is great and I would definitely book it again.
Arlene H. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2012 It was all that was promised and more. We highly recommend it. The view, the sound of the ocean and the location was wonderful.
Marcella W. from Cameron Park, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in October, 2012 We have stayed here many times over the last 10 years or more and can't say enough good things about this property and its location! See you there soon! (Again)
Mellissa K. from San Ramon, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 We loved staying at Sealodge J3. It is a corner unit with four large windows, including the bedroom, looking out onto the ocean. The pool was beautiful and we loved the hiking trail down to the private beach. The unit had everything we needed and was close to Hanalei.We will be back!
Gregory D. from Overland Park, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in September, 2012 Sealodge J3 is a nice place for a relaxing vacation. The view from the lanai and corner windows is to die for. The condo is nice, not fancy, but comfortable (mostly) and clean. This was our second stay here in two years. We love it and would stay here again. There are a few issues though. The oven doesn't work properly. The broiler element comes on regardless of the control setting. The lower bake element never comes on. This was the case last year as well, so it's not a new problem. Makes even heating up a frozen pizza difficult. Want to bake a cake or make a casserole? Forget it.The circuit breaker on the hot water heater keeps tripping. We got in the routine of checking each morning and each night. But if you forget, you might be looking at a cold shower.The bed is not very comfortable. It sags terribly and the frame feels and sounds flimsy. It didn't fall apart, but we thought it might. The rest of the furniture and the punai seemed quite comfortable though.And lastly, the left front leg on one of lanai chairs is broken. If you're not careful you'll end up on the ground. I was able to use a nylon strap I had with us to secure the broken leg to two of the solid legs to keep the chair stable for the duration of our trip.Now, did these issues ruin our stay? No, not at all, but they are fairly minor issues that could be rectified fairly easily and relatively inexpensively. These just aren't the kinds of issues you want to deal with when on vacation. But even so, the view, the sense of peace, privacy and serenity, these make the stay worth it.
A guest from Haworth, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 Location was excellent. We were in Kauai to attend a wedding in Hanalei and it was only a ten minute drive away. The kitchen was very clean and everything worked fine except that the hot water heater continually shut off and you had to reset it. They said that they needed a day to do the fix and just hadn't had any opportunity. The water heated up after 20 minutes, so it wasn't too inconvenient. The nearby supermarket was large and well-stocked. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.
Stacey H. from St. Louis, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2012 A few things: the stove/oven not working properly, the hot water heater not working properly and the bathroom needs a little updating. The view: PRICELESS & spectacular, comfortable indoor chairs, great night sleep on the new mattress with the ocean breeze & waves all night long.
Jason P. from Kapa'a, HI recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 Location, location, location.The interior of this unit is nothing to brag about. The view as the sun/moon rose made all the details insignificant. Kelly and I felt quite blessed to witness such beauty. The place needs an interior overhaul soon. All in all we enjoyed every moment and hope to return again. Thank you.
A guest from Lake Hiawatha, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in April, 2012 We had the best time of our lives.. the views were breath taking. The sunrise, the distant view of the light house was so enthralling.. only issue was that, even though the windows were closed, wind was squeezing through and making a really eerie sound (similar to ones in ghost movies). It was scary initially but you get used to it. Overall amazing experience.I will definitely visit again.
J 3 needs update; linens shabby, kitchen supplies are inadequate
Anne M. from Berkley, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 10 days in February, 2012 Torrential rains spoiled all but 3 of our 13 days. J3 has great location but the unit needs repair/maintenance and updating. I would not recommend it or stay in this unit again. However, the overall SeaLodge is great and I love Sandy at AhhAloha and would recommend both. I will stay at SeaLodge again but not J3. J3 linens are very shabby and the kitchen supplies are inadequate. Appliances low end and marginal. Windows leak in rain, even when shut tightly. After the floor flooded and ceiling fell down in the rains, we moved to D8 and it was another experience completely! A wonderful unit, beautifully maintained, furnished, and equipped. Full sized appliances and fine linens. Many extras such as binoculars and tripod, surfing and snorkeling supplies/equipment, a large TV screen, etc. In future trips we will stay at a place that is as nicely maintained and furnished as D8 but on the ground floor. It is a huge plus to be able to run outside when you spot whales, or to have an extended lawn as a front patio. Views are better on the ground floor, as long as you choose your site carefully.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals Apr 3, 2012: Wow, the condo now has a new mattress, all new bed linens, towels and beach towels, a new flat screen tv, and more kitchen equipment. All furniture has been reupholstered. It's gorgeous.
Brenda F. from Williamsburg, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2012 Overall we were pleased with the rental considering the reasonable nightly rate. The unit was spotless and was in a beautiful location. The bed was comfy. The furniture is beginning to fade and the appliances are rather dated but worked well. The first two nights were a bit on the warm/humid side and a tad uncomfortable without A/C but the fan helped a little. I would not consider this unit comfortable for more than 2 people.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals Apr 2012, all furniture has been reupholstered and looks great! Mattress is brand new, and all linens, towels and beach towels have been replaced. There's a new flat screen TV in the living room. Fabulous!
Cynthia L. from kyle, texas recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2011 If you want a gorgeous location, this is the place. Condo was clean but could use updating, but a good value for the price. Linens and furniture were adequate, but nothing fancy. This location is fabulous because of the view! You can sit and look out the windows all day long. If you want beachfront this isn't the place to stay, but if you want to relax with a gorgeous view, stay in J3. We would definitely stay here again to relax and recupe. Very close to Princeville stores. Easy drive to Hanalei for shopping and meals. We enjoyed Hanalei the most for meals and beaches.
Pavel S. from Beaverton, Oregon recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011 A dream come true as we witnessed the morning sunrises and Starry nights right from our Bedroom and drawing room windows.
A guest from Solona Beach, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in September, 2011 Although we have been to Sealodge over the past 35 years many times,this years expereince was especially unique. Our past trips always included our three children and sometimes our best friends; but this year, just my husband and I vacationed at Sealodge, where we spent ten day of glorious relaxation on the most beautiful spot in the world. Woke up to beautiful sunrises, read, hiked, played tennis, kyak, ate fabulous meals and of course witnessed show stopping sunsets. We cant wait to return and would of course recommend Sealodeg to anyone.
A guest from Walnut Creek, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in May, 2011 We had a great time at Sealodge in Princeville, Kauai. Convenient location, close to all restaurants and shops in Hanalei, only 10 min drive. The condition of the condo was a little dated, but it was clean and had some of the best ocean views.
Bhaskar T. from Campbell, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2011 We had a wonderful time at Sealodge J3. The views are simply awesome. I thought the size of the condo was a little small but for a small family (2 adults and a toddler) it was fine.
Anne M. from Berkley, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2011 Some of the property's built-in plumbing was old and VERY noisy while operating. Shower, washer and dryer, all WAY too noisy. Need to be replaced. Shower makes 'screaming' noises while water is running. Toilet takes about five minutes to go through one 'flush'. Garbage disposal in sink is antiquated and stopped up the first time we used it, with almost nothing placed in it. Dishes were minimal and there should be enough to serve a family of four, given that the place has beds for four people. But there were three of most dishes. Stove was terrible. Needs to be replaced. In general, appliances were old or cheap and should be replaced. Some of 'decorator' pillows were shabby and should be replaced. Seat cushions are stained. We had to ask for 'extra' pillowcases because the linens were insufficient to the number of pillows needed for four guests (again, the unit accommodates four people, so there should be four of everything!) We had to ask the housekeeping staff to bring more hand soup and toilet paper because they had not left enough for four people for one week's stay. The place was 'miserly' in small ways, too many small ways. The location was marvelous and perfect and the views from the windows were wonderful, so we will probably stay there again, but we'll ask questions about appliances and equipment before we do.
Lisa K. from Austin, TX does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2011 This condo is all about the view. The furnishings and decoration are decidedly two-star hotel quality and not worthy of the rental price. For example, the toilet paper was one-ply and the bedroom window was so dirty we had to ask for Windex from the maid to clean it ourselves. Our $75/night condo in Poipu was much better. Also, there is not a usable grill on site. The "grill" is cinder blocks and a grate that is down a steep slope, far away from our room. We had to buy a hibachi to grill. We were not provided the code for the pool either. Would not stay there again. The view was great though.
A guest from friday harbor, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2011 We have stayed at Sealodge many times and were thrilled to get J3 as it truly has the best view and location of all units. The unit is clean and has a decent assortment of kitchen tools, etc. One major complaint is the bed. It is clearly a VERY inexpensive one, creaks each time you move, even slightly and is so uncomfortable that we had to put a comforter under the sheets. We would return again, in a heartbeat, but not unless the bed was replaced.
Amber S. from Alameda, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in February, 2011 Everything about this condo was amazing! From the second we arrived to when we left we could not get over the beautiful view. It was truly an awesome stay. My BIGGEST complaint would be the absence of non-stick pots and pans! A quick trip to Costco would take care of this problem and would make cooking AND cleaning a lot easier. Also a sponge or scrub brush would be helpful (considering the awful pans!). Otherwise, everything was great.
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2011 It's hard to imagine a better view, especially for the price. J3 seems to have one of the best views in Princeville. The decor is a bit dated and the furniture isn't very comfortable, but we came for the view which is outstanding. The location is very quiet, private and relaxing. We would definitely stay in J3 again.
Gary V. from Hermantown, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2011 Only negatives was a dirty floor, (my wife mopped upon our arrival), an a very noisy fan in the bathroom that needs replacement.
The Only Thing Wrong With This Unit ... is That I Couldn't Stay Forever!
Jason B. from Nashville, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 22 days in January, 2011 There were a few cosmetic issues (nicks and rust) with the furniture and appliances. But the view & breezes more than made up for that. I walked into the living room and gasped at the sunrise the first morning. Sat on the patio and watched a parade of whales. This is one of the best views in Sealodge. And when I had an issue with the Internet it was resolved instantly. The rental process was a pleasure, as well.
The view was great. The bed comfortable. However......
Elaine I. from Wenatchee, WA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2010 The kitchen was disfunctional. Lacking a decent toaster and non stick pans. I couldn't even fry an egg. No salad bowl or wok.The DVD did not work and neither did the stero. The maintenance man's and the property managers phone numbers were incorrect/disconnected so I was never able to contact them.Elaine Ingle
A guest from Whistler, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2010 The stereo wasn't working. The phone and internet were not working on arrival. We called someone on our second day and a young man came out but could not fix it. We managed to plug in for phone or internet but not both, this was after removing the wall plate and fiddling for quite sometime. No champagne glasses and only 2 miss matched different sized wine glasses. We had very nice champagne and wine with us so for a couple of winos that was a disappointment. The coffee machine did not work, we poured hot water through the top filter. The closet light did not work, looks like someone broke it off inside the socket so we didn't try to change the bulb. Very small bed and the pillows were very fat. With the view in this place and the low season price the deficiencies seemed to go away.( would not have been happy if we payed peak time pricing)
A guest from Bellevue, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in October, 2010 The unit has a superb view location. The furniture is fine, however, it has only been partially remodeled. The bathroom needs to be ripped out and redone, the kitchen could use some updating as well as a replenishing of cooking and storage items. We appreciated the beach towels as well as the cooler. The beach umbrella was ok. We rented beach chairs. Dryer was extremely noisy. The kitchen light was out and the CD player didn't work. We called David and he was less than enthusiastic to come and help us. Fortunately, Kelly(?) came to check to see if the unit was clean(it was) and she helped us figure out how to play a CD in the TV DVD player per David's suggestion. We also appreciated being allowed to check in early.
A guest from Longmont, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2010 We had a wonderful time, and this property was very conveniently located. The location was perfect for sunrise and the sound of the ocean waves beneath us. There were beach chairs, umbrella and cooler provided which were unexpected but very useful. The appliances were quite loud, and the plumbing howled in the shower. Overall a wonderful location at a great price.
A guest from Phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2010 This condo had the most magnificent views possible. From the patio and windows you could see all the way to the lighthouse. On our first night, we could not get the TV to work. We contacted David who sent Eric over to help us. Eric went out of his way to solve the problem (needed new batteries in the remote). He was friendly and extremely polite and efficient! We would love to stay there again if the opportunity arises.
Pedro G. from Odense, Fyn recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in July, 2010 I can only recommend Sealodge J.3 to everyone , it is very private and quiet and it has all the ameneties you need for a perfect vacation in paradise !
Chris K. from Temecula, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2010 Two rolls of toilet paper, two very small bars of soap, pots and pans from the 1970's with no Teflon for ease of cooking making everything you cook get burnt I would Grade an "F" The TV had a black square in it constantly and after calls still the problem existed. I would rate the on site Manager as A++++ David was great. The place was great as I stated above. However, the owner needs to update a few items for cooking as it was like going back 30 years ago.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals Hi Chris, we took your complaint to heart and replaced the pots and pans in the condo. Welcome to the 21st century!
Marcella W. from Cameron Park, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 1 days in April, 2010 The affordability and location of Sealodge makes this choice a "NO BRAIN'ER". We have been returning back over a 12-13 yr period.
Dwight A. from Southwick, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in March, 2010 The property had an fabulous location and the unit was supplied with a lot of amenities that made our stay more enjoyable.