Puu Poa 405: Oceanfront 2br/2ba luxury penthouse, spectacular inside and out!
These luxury condos are spacious at with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, spacious oceanfront lanais and spectacular views, many of Bali Hai. Even the swimming pool boasts a glorious view! Pu?u Poa is the closest residential complex to the St Regis hotel. With its gourmet restaurants, spa, and shops, you?ll never be at a loss for activities, entertainment and fine dining choices. You?ll find a barbecue grill on your private lanai, perfect for a relaxing view of the sunset as you prepare your catch of the day.
You won?t be disappointed! This luxury PENTHOUSE CONDO on the north shore of beautiful Kauai sleeps 6. The amazing ocean and surf views from the balcony lanai, sunroom, living room, kitchen and master bedroom leave you in awe of the beauty of this paradise island. Sunset views of Bali Hai create a magical memory. At night, view the stars as you listen to the calming sound of waves break on the shore below. With 2000 square feet of living space, you?ll enjoy privacy and every amenity needed at this Hawaiian gem. The large living room sectional sofa creates a relaxing setting for viewing the ocean or the 55? flat screen TV with DVD. You can take turns spotting close up views of whales or surfers with the giant tripod telescope. The enclosed sunroom/atrium affords additional ocean views plus two day beds for extra guests or kids, and even an extra refrigerator! The fully equipped kitchen includes granite counter tops, a cook top counter island, electric oven, MW, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, trash compactor, cookware and dishes, blender, coffee maker, and toaster. Also included are an outdoor gas grill, patio umbrella, table/chairs plus lounge chairs. Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, snorkels/masks, pool toys and beach towels are all available for your fun in the sun at the on-property pool or ?Hideaways Beach? at the base of your view. Your master bedroom features a king size bed, 40? flat screen TV with DVD player. A jacuzzi tub and full shower complete the travertine tiled master bathroom. The guest bedroom has a queen bed plus 36? flat screen TV. Two single daybeds in atrium. A washer and dryer are tucked away in the full guest bathroom. Come stay at one of the best locations in Kauai! Hawaii Vacation Rental Registration Number: W-01.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Golf Course, Nearby Grocery, Bike Rentals, Shopping/Dining, Post Office, Internet Cafe, Mailing and Business Center, Yoga, Golf Courses * Entertainment: Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player * Geographic: Close to Napali Coast, Close to Town, Hanalei Bay, Near Beach, Ocean Front * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster * Living: Cable Television, CD Player/Stereo, Ceiling Fans, DVD Player, Hair Dryer, High Speed Internet, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi Tub, Linens, Phone, Washer & Dryer, Iron, WiFi * Outdoor: Balcony, BBQ Grill, Beach, Beach Towels, Shared Pool, Tennis, Patio Furniture
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Michael W. from San Diego, Calif. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2016 Had a great time. I appreciate the owners allowing us to use their Condo. We treated it like it was our own - with tender loving care.The only suggestion to the owners would be that they have someone repair the 2 or 3 windows that are broken since you cannot wind them in or out. Also the umbrella outside cannot be pulled up with the strings that are attached. These were minor concerns and are only being mentioned so the owners can continue to maintain the unit in their absence.Other than the above the unit was spectacular.
Margot W. from Seattle, Washington recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2016 Home was clean and well equipped to enjoy our stay. We booked it to enjoy the deck and private views being on the top floor. Sadly we could not use the deck for two days of our stay bc the roof was being pressure washed. The water spray on our deck, work crews directly above us and the noise made the deck unusable. We actually needed to leave bc it was so loud we couldn't even enjoy being indoors. Maintenance has to happen but we weren't given a heads up so that was disappointing. The larger issue is our place wasn't ready at check in. We had to wait another hour--we were denied the hour we lost at check out (stay a little longer) bc another guest was checking in. We asked for a concession for the delay and received none. This was an opportunity for property management to make it right and they did not.
A guest from Virginia Beach, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 The condo suited our needs and I appreciated the owners organization. My college aged surfers enjoyed many hours the break right off of Hideaway beach and I loved being able to watch them from the deck. We enjoyed several awesome hikes, a helicopter ride, snorkeling in addition to surfing. A few suggestions: the sectional sofa slides all over the floor. Would recommend getting some sticky pads to avoid this. We called THREE days in a row to get the blender replaced as it leaked terribly from the base. We NEVER rec'd it, so no smoothies in the mornings. We also reported the main hall toilet leaking and again, this wasn't addressed during our stay. The view from the deck is amazing and we really enjoyed it, but you are also looking right down onto the guests below you. Made for some awkward moments when both condos were hanging out on the decks sun tanning. Despite these issues, we loved the location and would recommend the condo to others. Two of my sons used the day beds and said they were really comfortable.
David H. from Palm Coast, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2016 The unit at 405 was absolutely lovely. It was very well furnished and well maintained. Just a few concerns: The toilet in the 2nd bathroom has a slight leak between the base of the toilet and the tub area. Also just a little miffed when we were told that there would be an extra charge if we left more than ONE set of soiled towels in each bathroom. When you are staying in a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit and you are paying top dollar PLUS a $175.00 "cleaning fee" and with a 10:00 A.M. check out time, you would think that you would NOT be expected to do a load of laundry on the morning of your check out. The north shore location did present a lot of driving as most of the tours etc were all only offered out of the south shore area. Heavy traffic made the 25 mile trip take almost 90 minutes each way. Other than that, it was a great condo!
Paul S. from Marietta, GA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2016 We very much enjoyed our stay at Puu Poa 405. It was the best rental we have every had. The unit was stocked with extra quality linens, beach towels, snorkel gear, two boogie boards, and beach umbrellas. The kitchen included every appliance and utensil you could think of. We have been to Hawaii several times and are unimpressed with the restaurant scene and prefer to cook our own meals every day. The private beach is extremely difficult to get to (you have to use ropes to slow your decent down the muddy path - bring sneakers you don't care about), but well worth the challenge and includes the best snorkeling on the north side of the island - and we were there in the winter when the surf is generally rough on the north side(it blows away tunnels beach). I was worried about the unit not having air conditioning, but it was never a problem in February, the unit catches a great breeze off the bluff. We traveled with our two 11 year olds, and although they had their own bedroom, they chose to sleep on the cushions in front of the windows where they could see and hear the ocean. Tons of square footage.
A guest from Longbow Lake, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in February, 2016 Puu Poa 405 was a fantastic condo; everything we could ask for. Kat and I really enjoyed our entire stay there. Most definitely would return again. Having a gas BBQ on the lanai was an added bonus!
Darren C. from Mead, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 Puu Poa 405 was as beautiful as it was functional. This unit is a very nice top floor condo with a spectacular view. We loved watching the surfers down below. The condo had everything you could need. Even a gas BBQ. The free Ultimate Guide book was a wonderful surprise that was a big help on things to do. The beach chairs and umbrellas were a nice addition since they are hard to bring on a plane. We will be back to this condo! Many thanks for opening it up to us.
A guest from Leawood, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2015 We stayed for three days, and did not want to leave! Cannot wait to go back & hopefully it will be sooner than later! Would recommend to anybody that wants to spend time on the north shore of Kauai!
A guest from Madison, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2015 We had a wonderful stay at Puu Poa 405! The condo was so spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen!
Jeremy b. from Missouri city, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2015 Me, my wife & our 7 & 9 year old boys were fortunate to stay in this unit for 1 week in late June/ early July. The unit was clean & very spacious with great views. Well stocked with items you need in the kitchen & beach supplies. Hideaways beach is a steep journey down the cliff & is absolutely beautiful. I would however avoid going down if it's wet & muddy as it could get slippery. A short walk away is the St Regis. Gorgeous property but very expensive meals. Hanelei is a 5-7 minute drive way & is a really cool beach town with restaurants & a great beach. Overall we were extremely happy with this unit. Thanks to the owners for allowing us to spend our dream family vacation at your home! .
Douglas H. from Moscow, ID recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 A wonderful stay in Puu Poa 405. One can't ask for a better view. The complex was very clean, very large, and very comfortable. While you do hear occasional noise from surrounding units (and the roosters), the clientele was very respectful. It would probably be tough to sleep in - but we were up early (time zone change and a sharp desire to start our day.) It's not a completely private place (with all the windows open), so some honeymoon couples might not like that. The temperature (w/o AC) was very comfortable. Our unit was quite large for the two of us. I wish I had rented snorkeling gear, since the unit gear was pretty old and didn't fit. It was nice to have chairs and towels. The unit had everything we needed for kitchenware. The TV had some problems, but that wasn't a huge deal. Access to beach and Hanalei were great. So much to do within an hour drive. We'll be back!
A guest from Corona, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 Beautiful condo. It was great to wake up to the sound of waves every morning. Kitchen is more than well stocked. Plenty of beach/pool items. Even though it's on the 4th floor, the walk up is only two floors because it's set on a cliff. We had a few minor issues, but maintenance was responsive. There is plenty of space & access to the beach was great. I, however, do wish they would fix the walkway to HideAway beach ~ very slippery after a raining morning. Puu Poa is definitely the place to stay in Kauai!
Lori V. from Elk River, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in February, 2015 The unit We rented was great. The location and view were better than we could imagine. There were so many things near by to explore that we didn't have time to do everything we wanted to do. The property manager lent us tennis rackets and the unit had everything else we needed for the beach. The coolers were nice to have for picnics. My only complaint was i had emailed prior to our arrival that we needed ALL the extra beds made up as we were arriving very late. This was not done so after traveling 15 hours i had to make 2 beds so my children could go to bed. There was also a window that was not working so with the wind it slammed shut all night. This issue was fixed and the rest of our stay was great. I would highly recommend this unit!
A guest from Kurraba Pt, NSW recommends this property. Stayed for 18 days in December, 2014 We thoroughly enjoyed Puú Poa 205. It sounds intimidating being on the top floor but it is only 2 floors above the carpark. The unit is well presented and clean. Many days were stormy but we loved watching the big and wild surf. St Regis hotel and a public beach next door are only a short walk away. If you want a break from self catering, the Pizza pub at Pali Ke Kua, Postcards and Barracuda both in Hanalei are recommended. The apartment was very comfortable during the cool rainy season. The lack of aircon may be a problem in summer.Suggestions for management: The light above the lockbox is not on, making it very difficult to access the key. Twice we dropped the key (yes, down 4 floors into vegetation) fumbling with a torch, a lockbox and a key. A few more supplies would be appreciated given the amount of the rental. Suggest you offer a mid-term clean for extended stays.
A guest from santa cruz, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in November, 2014 After a lot of researching we choose the Puu Poa. Then we researched the units that were available for our time frame, which was Thanksgiving 2014. We wanted a condo experience, but location (and having an ocean view) was very important as well. The Puu Poa is perfectly located to all the conveniences (grocery store, St. Regis, BEACH, Hanalei bay and tennis club). We really enjoyed this unit because it's a penthouse. The high ceilings and open rooms were a plus for us. The atrium was great, adding more space and it made the unit so much larger and open. We had a few days of rain, so we appreciated the huge sectional couch and large TV, while taking in the gorgeous view. The kitchen was very well equipped for the meals we prepared. There is a BBQ on the lanai which we used several times. We couldn't hear our neighbors at all, it was very quiet. The beach down below was worth the hike, just beautiful. We hiked the trail past Ke'e beach, drove up to Waimea canyon, paddle boarded up the river in Hanalei and had the best meal at the Bar Acuda restaurant in Hanalei town. We bought sushi rolls at the Dolphin fish market, and enjoyed them on our lanai while watching the surfers at the break right in front of the unit. Having a washer/dryer in the unit was a plus as were the beach chairs, masks/snorkels, ice chest and beach mats. The property management company was very polite and accessible, and the reservation process and check out was smooth. We would recommend this unit and are planning our return next fall.
Casey H. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2014 Overall, this is a great condo. It is well furnished and appointed with everything you need. It's huge...and there is plenty of room for up to 6 people, if you need it. The kitchen is well stocked, there's a BBQ on the lanai, and it comes with wifi and a huge HD TV. The location is just great, two quick flights of stairs lead to this unit, which is perfectly located on the top floor with beautiful views of the ocean. The condo's grounds are very clean, well maintained and have a great tennis court and a very nice pool. The only negative is that these condos really need A/C. Okay, so we are babies from Seattle and are easily over heated, but when the trade winds aren't blowing (and they weren't when we were there in late August/early September) it's incredibly hot. It's pleasant enough in the morning, but afternoons and evenings are unbearably hot.
A guest from AUSTIN, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 The location was perfect. We enjoyed the beautiful little HIdeaways Beach every day. It was fun to go down and up from the Beach. Queens Bath was worth to visit and swim, just a few minutes drive from here. This condo was very clean, beautifully furnished and had everything we need to cook, play, and relax.. even has snorkeling gear which was better quality than rental. Only regret is that our family of 4 stayed there for 3 nights, then moved to Poipu. We could have stayed at PUU POA for entire visit to Kauai!
John B. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 We've stayed at the Puu Poa on several occasions, so we know what an exceptional property it is. We found Puu Poa 405 updated and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again.
Gary S. from Green Valley, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in May, 2014 This property was fantastic!!! The Pic's on line does not do it justice. Not only did it have all of the ammenities of home, there were to issues at all. We could tell it has been well maintained and kept up by Mary Ann, the cleaning lady. She was great to let us hang out a little extra on the day of our flight and we appreciate it very much!!!Our vacation was great (execpt for a few rainy days) but can not say enough about PUU Poa 405, it's overwhelming appearance, it's cleaniness, it's spacious enviorement (2000 sq ft), it's location, it's decoration, and last but not least it's PATIO with the most gorgeous view one could imagine!!!!! Thanks for everything and we will be back, only when this specific Condo is available (NO NEED to look any others)
A guest from Broomfield, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in February, 2014 Absolutely magnificent!!!!!! The condo was beautiful in breathtaking location. We watched whales every day. The only suggestion I have is work on the path to the hidden path. To rugged for some senoirs. Sorry we missed it.
Lou Ellen F. from Northbrook, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2014 Puu Poa 405 is a magnificent 2 bed/2bath condo on a Clio overlooking the ocean. A fantastic, well-equipped kitchen and a wonderful terrace make this lovely residence even more magnificent. This is our 6th trip to Hawaii and we've stayed at the Grand Wailea and Westin Villa on Maui and the Royal Hawaiian on Oahu as well as the Westin Villas in Kauai. Puu Poa 405 blows them out of the water if one enjoyed viewing and hearing the ocean. Staying there was a wonderful experience we are anxious to repeat in the future.
patricia c. from roseville, ca. recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in February, 2014 This was the sixth time we have stayed at Puu Poa. We love the location and the views. Whale watching from the lanai, surfers right below, great little beach, although hard to get to (need to do something about that!) 405 was nice and clean with everything you need for a great vacation. Went to most of the beaches in Kauai, did the Napali Coast tour, helicopter tour, kayaking, and spent a lot of time on the large lanai watching rainbows and sunsets and Bali Hai. This is our favorite island and Hanalei, Princeville is our favorite place to stay,
Maria V. from Torrance, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in January, 2014 I loved the location. The place is quite large with a great view of the ocean. The property had problems: the first night I wanted to take a shower and the shower head (plastic) came apart. The second day, one of the glass pannels of the sun room was loose and hanging down with the possibility of falling on the condo below. The good thing: I called the party that rented the condo and she, from Texas, got someone out from the local ACE Hardware store who fixed all within half an hour. All in all, I really enjoyed the location, next to the Regis for an expensive, yet delicious food experience, great for daily walks, and only 2.5 miles from the nearest shopping area.I will come back.
Shanna L. from San Francisco, California recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in January, 2014 The condo was amazing. Large enough for a family of four. Great location, right next to the St Regis in Princeville with an amazing view of the ocean. About a 10 minute drive into the heart of Hanalei town. Would definitely stay here again.
Great view but I wouldn't stay in that unit again.
Jill T. from San Monica, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2013 The condo is in need of attention and a good clean, the floors weren't very clean when we arrived nor was the bathtub. The fridge smelled, we couldn't find the laundry soap and we called and wrote to management a few times about this but no one got back to us. The light in the 2nd bathroom wouldn't stay on, some of the fans wouldn't change speeds. The light switch fell off the wall, just a bunch of little things. but it's really not BAD, it's just if we had a choice for a more recently upgraded unit, we would take that one.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals We have had maintenance address the issues noted in this review, including installation of NEW ceiling fans. We regret that all was not in perfect order during the guest's stay. We would have been happy to address the problems at once, but the guest emailed: "The minor issues for the condo don't need to be fixed while we're here, but I wanted to let you know." Housekeeping and the housekeeping inspector are making a thorough review of the condo to insure that cleanliness is faultless for the next guest. Laundry soap is not an item that we provide, as is detailed in the check-in instructions where "starter kit" contents are listed. We do provide dishwasher detergent and dishwashing liquid.
A guest from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2013 We had a great (almost) week at Puu Poa 405 during our Hawaii honeymoon - we also stayed at a Maui resort and were briefly on the Big Island. Kauai was the most beautiful, and Puu Poa is a great location to have some privacy while still being close to awesome beaches, killer golf and good food. I could go on all day about what a great time we had, even just relaxing outside on the patio with drinks while firing up the grill. The minor negatives, which are typical condo negatives, for us were (1) some of the amenities were a little dated/beat up, and (2) we honeymooners didn't enjoy hearing crying babies in other units, especially at night. But I stress those were minor inconveniences, overall we had a great stay. I recommend staying at Puu Poa 405 and we have already started planning our delusional fantasy return trip for an undetermined anniversary. As far as logistics: parking is ample, check in/out was simple, and though we had no issues requiring assistance from property management, I met him and he couldn't have been nicer. We are active, and ran on the scenic trail along the golf course almost daily.
A guest from Grand Junction, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 We loved our stay at Puu Poa 405. The location, views and condo layout are excellent. The complex's units seemed full, but we never heard our neighbors. The condo's furniture was nice but will soon need a bit of updating. The condo was very clean and plenty of linens and beach towels were provided. Before our arrival the management company's service was perfect. However, once we arrived we were unable to connect to the condo's wifi. Our first call to the manager went unanswered. When calling a second time, we were told this was a continuing problem but should be resolved "tomorrow". It never was. Overall our stay was excellent and we would stay here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Ahh Aloha Kauai Vacation Rentals Internet problems have been resolved. Unfortunately it required a service call from Time Warner, and they are not normally available immediately :-( However, the did come out and the internet, and the wifi, are now working fine.
Gerald D. from Winnipeg, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in December, 2012 Spaces were good. We enjoyed the larger space 405 for havibg company. 214 did not provide proper instructtions to operate the home entertainment system nor beach accesories. The overall experience was great.
A guest from Oakville, ON recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in November, 2012 The location and views from the condo are wonderful. To access beaches one really has to have a car, as the path to the beach below puu poa is in very bad shape, but there are many wonderful, quiet beaches around. The condo itself was spacious, bright and clean, but the decor and finishes are tired (not as advertised) and need updating (eg bathroom sinks, faucets, etc). The kitchen was generally well equipped but some important things were missing eg no kettle. The Internet did not work initially, but was eventually repaired. The bed was comfortable but the linens, both bed and bath, were of poor quality (although the towels looked new) and new pillows would be a good idea. Finally, there were beach chairs, towels and umbrellas, in good condition and very useful. In a location like this a couple sets of snorkel equipment would have been appropriate, but there were none. We appreciated the guide book. A folder with some more "local" information (nearby restaurants, directions to grocery stores, etc) is always useful. We picked up some information from the guest book, but having it more organized would have been nice. Overall, the beauty of the north shore of Kauai would bring me back. I would consider returning to puu poa 405, but I do not consider it a "luxury" vacation rental.
A guest from Florence, SC recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in October, 2012 This unit was in great condition. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony as much as sitting on the beach. Being on the top floor was great for the views but also for the privacy. It is close to restaurants and shopping but without the traffic of being on a main road. We will return, this was the best vacation we ever had!