****beach Front**** Penthouse Hale Awapuhi Sunrise is Special!!
Hale Awapuhi Sunrise is surely among the largest & most luxurious ocean front apartments in Hawaii. Exclusively gated, this boutique 9-unit project is on a quiet beach cove with natural ocean ponds. Hale Awapuhi Sunrise has a private entrance steps away from the covered parking and shaded by giant Monkey pod trees. Boasting over 2200 square feet plus lanai space and a 23 foot high ceiling, this luxurious apartment feels much more like a private home than a condo unit. Occasionally the rare Hawaiian monk seal will inhabits the beach below & Turtles can often be seen from the lanai. Enjoy watching the cruise ships and seasonal whales pass by. It is impossible to build any closer to the ocean these days.
The unit was completely redesigned and renovated in 2003. A local architect redesigned to afford ocean views from the custom kitchen, with all new cabinetry and appliances. Aside from the dramatic ocean view, the spiral staircase adds a dramatic artistic element to the main living area. The unit is finished with beech wood and marble floors, jetted tubs, granite kitchen counters and custom lighting fixtures. Attention to every detail to make this an amazing setting. This is one of the finest suites that we have the opportunity to manage.
Bedding Configuration: 2 King
Additional Features: * AMENITY: combination tub/shower, king, toilet, tub * ATTRACTIONS: churches, festivals, forests, library, playground, reefs, restaurants * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Golf Course, Health Food Store, Library, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Tennis Courts, Outlet Shopping, Yoga Studio * Culture: Hula Show * ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Television, Cable TV * GENERAL: Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine * Geographic: Hear the Ocean, On Beach, Secluded * KITCHEN: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Blender, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster * LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: beachcombing, bird watching, eco tourism, horseback riding, luaus, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching * LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: ATM/bank, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services * LOCATION_TYPE: Beach View, Beachfront, Ocean View, Oceanfront * Living: Ceiling Fans, High Speed Internet, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, soaking tubs * OUTSIDE: Balcony, Deck / Patio, Lanai / Gazebo, Outdoor Grill * Outdoor: Beach, Free Parking, Gas Grill, Walking Paths * POOL_SPA: Communal Pool * SUITABILITY: children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed
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Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in December, 2016 The rental location itself was excellent. It was close by all the activities we had planned and the view was perfect of the beach and sunrise. The only issues we had were that some of the faucets for the tub were not working nor was the jet sprays. Also the main TV unit was very difficult to use even though it was used only late at night or early morning, it still would have been nicer if it was easier to work.
Reviewed by: Vivian & Jim S. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in December, 2016 It is a beautiful condo, but it needs to be cleaned. The floors have not been mopped in a long time. I wiped up about a 1 foot square where I had spilled water and the washcloth was filthy black afterwards. There was a dead cockroach in the bedroom closet that was still there after the mid-stay cleaning. And the cleaning person did not unload the dishwasher or put away the towels, they were just left in the dryer. The two soaking tubs do not work properly. Some lightbulbs are burned out, and some of the smoke alarms have been removed. The smoke alarms absolutely need replacing. The furnishings and artwork are very nice. And it's nice that the lanai has a table inch chairs and lounge chairs. The view and location are wonderful.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to start out by saying we are sorry this was your experience as our guest while you were on Kauai. It sounds like we had a major cleaning miss and we have shared your feedback with our cleaning team. The maintenance issues mentioned in your review will also be resolved.
Reviewed by: Crista K. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2016 This condo could not have been any more beautiful. Exquisite rather! I arrived at night, walked in and was immediately astonished just by the furnishings alone! It is like you are vacationing in livable art. It is 2 levels 3 full baths, each with enormous sunken jacuzzi tubs. The furniture is unlike a typical rental. It is relaxed elegance bringing nature inside with a little more sophistication. Morning comes and I am speechless.. I catch the Sunrise realizing how close we are to the water, you are practically on the water. Directly below the condo you have private gate access to the pristine Hawaiian beach which feels like your own. The beach is stunningly beautiful with gentile water and views as far as the eyes can see. A beautiful pool overlooks the inviting sea. Each room is beautifully decorated, yet still livable. The beds are as comfortable as can be, the master will blow you away with it's views, art, and spiral staircase. It has a washer/dryer, 2nd room (I used it as an office.) The condo is big enough for two couples to stay in and not feel crowded at all. The enormous lanai has two full tables overlooking stunning sunsets and sunrises. There is a formal dining table, a sitting area made from a tree. The table is art and I want it! In the closet downstairs all equipment for recreational activities is provided. You are given two parking spaces, again, unheard of. I have been to the Hawaiian islands many, many, times. I own a condo in Kona, Hawaii, and nothing has ever compared to this place. The fact that there are only 9 units gives you a sense of privacy. Your own private gem. Sadly I no longer want to use my own condo. Waking up the first morning to the glorious sunrise put something in me that shall never leave. Best condo I have ever stayed in on the islands! My husband and I have very high standards. Owning several vacation rentals ourselves, it is very hard to impress us. If you get the opportunity to stay here don't think of looking elsewhere!!
Reviewed by: Weston N. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in September, 2016 The location is great. It has excellent views and feels very private considering it is in a condo complex. It is a little dated and not extremely well maintained. There are multiple appliances, electronics, and amenities that do not function properly. However, we would have been very happy with the place overall if it had air conditioning. Many places in Kauai do not have AC so that is not unusual but, be aware, it can get quite hot inside the condo during the afternoon if there is not AC. The provided beach chairs/umbrella/beach equipment are very nice!
Reviewed by: Malia P. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2015 Where to start...First, the condo and location. I am born and raised on the Island of Kauai and have worked in the real estate field for over 24 years. I have truly fallen in love with this spot and in particular this unit. The ocean is so soothing, it takes all your worries away and relaxes your body and mind. I could stay here forever....I slept sooo well.Second, having worked in the real estate field for over 24 years, I have seen and dealt with a lot of owners and management companies. I can't say enough good things about Kauai Exclusive Management. Experiencing a stay in some of their units, I was highly impressed to how clean all their vacation rentals are, the level of comfort with the way it was furnished was appreciated and when I had any feedback for them for room for improvement, they immediately were proactive. I highly recommend any of their units they represent. I know that you will be well taken care as well as be in a spot that is truly cared for. Thank you so much for my stay!
Reviewed by: Liz F. recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in July, 2015 Spectacular ? I can?t say enough about Hale Awapuhi SunriseAwapuhi 2J, this is a gorgeous condo ?the view is amazing, if you want to feel you are at the beach even when you are not, then this is the spot for you. The photos don?t do the view justice. We left the patio doors open 24/7. The vaulted ceiling makes the place feel so very spacious. It was clean (spotless) and well stocked. Grab a coffee and scone just across the street and don?t miss out on Kintaro just a 2-minute walk for fabulous service and sushi. There is a Safeway just minutes down the road. Loved the location I personally believe Kauai is a ?get out there and explore island?, so from here it?s super easy to travel north or south. .I loved Kauai Exclusive Management they were so helpful from day one, from when I made the booking and then I had to move my days! Right up to the very end just right there if you needed anything. Patrick, Sherri, thank you,and a special thanks to Josh for all you did. Big big thanks you ;-)My only warning would be check the weather the time of year you are renting. While the condo has plenty of fans it doest have A/C which to be honest probably isn?t needed 11 months out of the year but I happen to catch a very humid 2 weeks and it took some adjusting to. If you love the heat it wont be a problem. It?s a 100% I will be back ?..Mahalo,
Reviewed by: Jeremy H. recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in June, 2015 Perfect!!! The interior was very clean. The exterior balcony floor was really dirty causing us to believe the whole condo floor was dirty, but once we figured it out, we washed down the balcony floor and everything was great. The condo was beautiful, fully stocked, and one of the best locations we could ask for. If & when I go to Kauai again, I'll want this same condo! Also Kauai Exclusive Management is the best management company I've ever dealt with. Their concierge service is amazing and they always give you great, fast answers!
A guest from Gilbert, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2015 When we pulled up at the gate we were a little concerned. But once we opened the door it was fantastic. If your family is anything like mine you've had that experience where your disappointed with your vacation rental. Not this time. It was awesome.
Barry Q. from Honolulu, HI recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2015 A great weekend began with the opening of the front doors to this lovely unit! We were greeted by a spectacular sparkling blue ocean, and cool tradewind breezes that kept this unit cool throughout our stay. There is a little private bay with great swimming on the opposite side of the bay, tidepooling and crabhunting for the kids in the middle of the bay, and turtle watching just steps from the unit. A pool is available but we hardly used it. A grill is also available in the common area on the ground floor in a breeze way in the middle of all the units and an entertainment patio to entertain guests for the day if u so desire. The pictures are exactly what you get with both bedrooms having their own bathrooms and a guest bathroom perfectly placed near the the entrance before entering the unit. The appliances in the kitchen are up to date and modern while the unit was sprinkled with art peices all around that gave each part of the room its own feel. It was a little awkward figuring out the TV and the sound system, and a little dust/salt on the floors of the unit to begin with, but overall, the unit was very clean; what would you expect in an OCEAN front property. And despite the fact that the Jacuzzi tub did not work in the master bath and some of the light fixtures in the dinning room, these were very minor things as we hardly used these areas. There is no airconditioning, but the breezes are sufficient to keep the place comfortable (we were there the ending of may to june). I would highly recommend this place and will put it on the list for places I would stay at should I return. It was well worth the money!
Bring on the romance of Kaua'i at this amazing location
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in April, 2015 We stayed in this wonderful condo, knowing we were splurging a bit on a luxury property. It was so worth it. This condo, the lovely interior and the excellent location made our entire vacation. What a wonderful introduction to Hawaii. We visited many of the beaches all around the island and actually enjoyed "ours" the best. Secluded beach, shared with swimming turtles, though public, had minimal people and is just steps from the condo with an unmatched view. I still miss waking every morning to coffee at sunrise on the lanai. Close to the best restaurants on the island (in our opinion) and to shopping without feeling crowded or urban. We would definitely stay here again...and again. Folks considering staying here should know there is not air conditioning, though multiple fans are provided. The ocean air is muggy and the condo is quite warm at night. The fans move the air, but do not provide much cooling, so if you're uncomfortable with hot, humid weather, you might not be happy with the lack of air conditioning. But once you open the sliding glass door to the giant lanai and hear the ocean waves hitting the shore, you'll forget about everything else.
Jon N. from Bellflower, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2015 What a beautiful property and location. It far exceeded our expectations and was all that we hoped for! It was right on the beach, the property was very well kept and clean. The view was fabulous. The staff that I dealt with were kind, courteous and very helpful. They went above and beyond the call of duty! When we return to Kauai, we will definitely stay here again!
Reviewed by: Tejoon J. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in March, 2015 We had a great stay. The place is quiet and directly fronts a small and secluded beach that's good for snorkeling and swimming (when the water is calmer). The management and concierge service were friendly and responsive and booked for us few excursions. The condo was immaculate with a great lanai that overlooks the ocean. The complex was well maintained. We were sad to leave and would love to return in the future.
Reviewed by: Diane S. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 Very nice 2nd floor condo with ocean view and small, quiet beach. Nice shallow area for my grandson and snorkeling for my husband. Saw several turtles near shore. A great location in that was easy to find and not far from the airport, and located on the east shore, it was easy to access both the north and south ends of the island. Lydgate Beach Park, with a long white stretch of sand and a great kids' playground, is a 5 min. drive. Kauai Esclusive Management was super easy to deal with. Note that the master bedroom is located up a rather steep staircase, which was not a problem at all, but if you are handicapped it could be. Lovely grounds and pool.
Reviewed by: Debbie P. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2015 We had a great second honeymoon and having such a lovely condo to relax in definitely added to the trip! Convenient location - we easily drove all over the island - and quickly found the condo when we first arrived after a very long travel day. The property management was helpful, even including free concierge service. Would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed by: Laura L. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in February, 2015 The property was perfect for a relaxing vacation. Watching whales from the lani to watching the turtles on the beach, a beautiful setting. The condo was as comfortable as it was beautiful. Clean and well stocked with the necessities. We did have a problem with the garbage disposal that we reported upon arrival and was only replied to from the management on the day of our departure. Also the screens on the lani are in dire need of repair.
Reviewed by: Marcia D. recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in February, 2015 From the moment we walked in , we were drawn to the Lanai. We spent most of out time there. What an amazing view. The house is very spacious and clean and supplied everything we needed. We especially loved how close the condo unit is to everything. We could walk to many restaurants and shopping centers. The snorkeling is great right out in front of the condo and we saw turtles everyday. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed by: Keith B. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2015 Our vacation rental was perfect. Great location, right on the ocean, yet secluded and private. The complex is small and well maintained and the pool was fabulous. Our condo was well stocked, clean and the views were stunning. We will book this condo again!
Reviewed by: Anthony C. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2015 This unit is very comfortable, very contemporary and very upscale and the central location allows for both South and North island travel. The ocean view is simply amazing and is just feet away and the pool is very nice, the complex is nice and quite, the customer service was very good. The TV can be a little frustrating and the functionality should be updated, otherwise this is a very special place and would highly recommend it. We will be re-booking soon
Reviewed by: Nancy P. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2014 The condo was awesome. Loved the artwork and all the wood carvings pieces were beautiful. The location was great for getting around to all of the sites, it is centrally located. I wish the beach was bigger, but we didn't spend much time there because we were to busy exploring and doing other things. Renting this place was very easy and the property management was great and on top of things. The grounds were very well maintained and would recommend this condo to everyone who is looking for a beautiful place to stay without a lot of commotion of a big resort.
Reviewed by: Beau W. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 The stay overall was very pleasant. Place was beautiful and as advertised. There is no AC as stated so if you go to during the hot times of the year the place will be pretty warm. There is a huge slider door to the lanai which helps when it's breezy. The Eastside of the island is centrally located so its just a short drive to anywhere you need to go. Beautiful place and friendly neighbors! The floors could have been mopped before we got there. They were a pretty dirty. That its just small details. Overall beautiful place with great cooperation with kauai exclusive management.
Property Manager Response: Response from Kauai Exclusive Management LLC We do not advertise anywhere that there is air conditioning. This suite has many open windows with a perfect trade wind blowing through. There are odd days with no breeze. We provide fans for all of our guests
Reviewed by: Stefan M. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014 This is our second time staying at this property on the East side. The views are spectacular, we had the pool mostly to ourselves and the kids loved exploring on the beach and playing in the little tidepool lagoon area created by the reef. The waves were big because of hurricane Marie so swimming was difficult on the East side beaches but we explored other parts of the island and the kids were able to swim elsewhere. The condo itself is still in great condition and has lots of amenities. And, when we couldn't figure out how to use the iPod docking station on the stereo, Josh had an iPod speaker systems dropped off the following morning!!! Thanks Josh!!!
Reviewed by: Christopher D. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2014 relaxing and recharged. house is next to beach and pool. Great kitchen and baths. Broken dish washer was replaced right away but a few burned-out lights and faucets were inconveniences.
Lindsey S. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014 We had an incredible experience staying at this beautiful rental in Kauai. The house, deck and pool are pristine. The location is ideal! (We highly recommend the sticky buns at the bakery across the street!) We loved swimming with the turtles in the cove. It exceeded our expectations!! Highly recommend this rental!
Reviewed by: Shannon J. recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in April, 2014 We stayed at Hale Awapuhi Sunrise the week of April 14th. The unit is absolutely gorgeous! The pictures online do not do it justice, especially the fabulous view and spacious lanai. The kitchen is well appointed and comfortable and the bathrooms are all marble with huge showers and tubs. The décor is lovely and bed comfortable. The complex is very small and quiet. We felt like we were the only ones there most of the time! The one problem we did have was the big tv in the living room was not picking up channels. They sent someone out the next day but he couldn't fix it, so he brought us a whole new tv (!), but that didn't work either. They sent another guy, who determined it was the cable box but in the end, that tv never did work, as by then we got into the Easter holiday weekend, and I imagine getting the cable company out just wasn't happening. We did receive a $100 refund for the inconvenience, which was really nice as we didn't even ask for it. And, tho we would've liked to have tv in the living room, it certainly wasn't a priority! The nice tv upstairs was fine for checking up on the news and keeping tabs on the playoffs :-) And the wifi was excellent. I will say sometimes it seemed like when I talked to different people at the mgmt company, I had to explain from scratch what was going on. Oh! We also had the "beeping fridge" issue, which we hardly noticed over the wonderful sound of the surf, and like a previous reviewer reported, when we had a brief power outage overnight, it stopped.I can't say enough about the lanai. Sitting out there watching the turtles play in the afternoons, after our morning of exploring, was the most wonderful thing! And coffee during sunrise too!We totally loved the location- so convenient to every place on the island, and walking across the street to the bakery and several restaurants, plus the Shell station for quick supplies was great.Absolutely cannot wait to return!
Sarah W. from Loveland, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in March, 2014 The condo is in a very central location, is in immaculate condition and is steps from the beach. I would gladly stay here again with my family and am grateful for such a wonderful place to have as home base for our vacation.
Reviewed by: Andrea S. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in March, 2014 The house was amazing just steps away from a very private and quiet beach. The pool literally sits on the ocean the most incredible place to just relax and enjoy your family.
Laurie B. from Fremont, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2014 The unit was lovely, clean, and centrally located. The complex was ocean front,with "true" beach access. Due to the proximity to Kuhio Hwy there was a substantial amount of traffic noise that was only disturbing while in the bedrooms.
Reviewed by: Kathy and Michael W. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 20 days in February, 2014 Hale Awapuhi Sunrise is advertised as one of the "largest and most luxurious oceanfront properties in Hawaii." While it may be one of the largest, and it is oceanfront, it is definitely not luxurious. The location is lovely - it is located in a small 9 unit complex right on a small quiet beach, which was a great place to enjoy morning coffee. The grounds are lovely. The condo itself certainly has the potential to be 'luxurious', but definitely needs some attention. When I think of luxurious, I think of thick, plush towels, beautiful down filled pillows and crisp, fresh bedding. Everything should be immaculately clean and fresh. The kitchen should have every amenity you could imagine. Hale Awapuhi Sunrise falls short on all counts. The towels are old and stained; the bedding is also old - the sheets were mismatched, and the bedspread is very old and dingy; the throw pillows on both the bed and the couch are old and stained; the kitchen is the most ill-equipped kitchen we have ever stayed in - missing very basic things, such as: dish cloths, mixing/salad/serving bowls, ovenware/casserole dishes; a cutting board; plastic drink glasses for the pool; placemats; a lighter/matches; proper measuring name but a few. The door on the dishwasher was broken (but could still be used), along with a rack inside the dishwasher; the oven was dirty (and you may not want to look underneath); the walls are in desperate need of paint, and the carpet needs to be replaced. We have stayed in many vrbo properties, and have never posted a review. Because Hale Awapuhi is advertised as such a luxurious property, I felt it necessary to submit a review. I think this property has immense potential, and certainly could be one of the "most luxurious", but is in desperate need of much TLC before that would be true. I hope it gets the attention it deserves.
Reviewed by: Janis V. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2014 Lovely home overall. Furnishings a bit worn, finishes dated, traffic noise. Disappointed we could not barbecue on lanai but had use of a common area barbecue on the grounds, so not a big deal. Ice machine didn't work properly, but we were able to purchase ice from the gas station across the street. Very much enjoyed the art, it made me imagine the owners of the suite would be fun to meet. Bottom line, this place was great cost wise, as we were able to split with another couple. Lots of whales frolicking out front. Too bad it rained just about every day we were there. Wa waaa!
Reviewed by: Debbie L. recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in January, 2014 We loved this unit! Was beautiful inside, and the grounds and pool were also great. The walk down to the beach took only a minute. We would get up every morning and watch the sunrise either from our deck or from the beach. The sea turtles would feed just off shore from the beach, so we saw them every morning. We also could see the whales spouting and jumping out in the ocean. The pool was cleaned every day, and the grounds were kept up very nicely. Saw people out working a few times while we were there, so we could tell that they definitely were concerned with keeping the place in good shape. We felt that this was the perfect location to stay on Kauai, as it was somewhat in the middle. Not too far to either end of the island. The Passion Bakery across the street was great for breakfast or just rolls. We went there several mornings after we discovered how good their products were! The unit itself was beautiful! Lots of space and all of the kitchen supplies that we needed. The whole unit was very clean when we got there. No problems with thwat at all. We did have an issue with the fridge 'beeping' , similar to a warning signal. The maintanance man thought it was due to the light bulbs being burnt out, but after we lost power for a short period one evening, and the fridge came back on, the beeping had stopped and all of the fridge lights worked! Odd. So I guess the fix is to shut the fridge off and then back on, and it will reset itself. We had a few questions on how to use stuff in the unit, and the Kauai Exclusive staff was always available and handled our questions. Would very definitely come back and stay again! And would also recommend this as the perfect place for others to stay!
Best location, best wake up sunshine views, best stay
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in December, 2013 The perfect location allows you to easily drive to the north or south shore beaches. The condo was amazing and we spent a lot of time there since it got dark so early. Perfect location: in Kapaa on the east side of Kauai. Josh is beyond helpful and kind-simply amazing. Sherri is fantastic-super organized and efficient. Beach right outside of the condo had sea turtles that came up to swim with some snorkelers. Parking-great. Walk to restaurants/shops. Near grocery stores. We were sad to leave.
Reviewed by: Michelle C. recommends this property. Stayed for 22 days in December, 2013 Perfect location to explore the whole island. Great bakery, sweet shop and Mexican restaurant across street. Unit is beautiful. Loft upstairs worked for us but might be challenging for folks keeping varying sleep schedules. Kitchen well appointed, we cooked often. Grill poolside was great too. A/C not necessary if windows are left open and there are fans to help circulate air. Complex very quiet and private. We were often only ones at pool. Beach directly in front not swim able but a short walk up the beach leads to a safer area past a large tide pool area when reef is out and a protected swimming area for little kids. Grocery a short drive, weekly farmers market a short walk by some shopping. Management staff incredibly helpful and responsive with great suggestions for things to do. Renting bikes and riding north on kapaa path very fun with gorgeous views. Kapaa path also accessible going south just one block from unit. We will definitely be back to Kauai and would LOVE to stay in Awapuhi Sunrise again!
Reviewed by: John B. recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in November, 2013 The property was up to the high expectation we had set after reviewing the pictures and talking to Josh of Kauai Exclusive Management. It is in a great location and only steps from the beach, along with being close to a walking trail that takes you to Lydgate Park and beyond. The unit is decorated with fine art and sculptures and has fantastic views of the Wailau Bay and beyond. There are a number of nice restaurants within walking distance and a great bakery just across the street. Because of the nice decorations and spiral staircase we would hesitate before taking small children.We had some minor problems when we first arrived but Josh made sure that they were taking care of immediately. Overall we had a fantastic time and would enjoy renting it again on a return to Kauai.
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in October, 2013 Wow- what a great time. This was truly one of the best vacations we had in a long time. The condo is situated in Kapaa on a beautiful little sandy beach that was actually child friendly. On the first day there, we spotted two turtles feeding in the surf right out front of the condo, and my kids loved snorkelling around the area. I recommend renting a vehicle if you decide to stay here, but there are food stores, market, and restaurants within walking distance. All the people that I dealt with at Kauai Exclusive were professional and in the end there were no surprises.Aj, Dana and two monkeys from Vancouver Island, Canada.
Reviewed by: Matt & Kristin L. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 We had a great time at the condo on our honeymoon. The staff was very helpful.Recommendations:* Send a reminder email with directions. We had to call to get the exact street address.* Hand held sprayer hose for sink got caught on cabinet plumbing regularly.* Towels were a more worn than expected, with lots of threads hanging out.* A/C would be nice!! ;)* Advertise ahead of time that the grill is not to be used by guests. :( We had to cook steak in the oven broiler pan.
Beautiful condo in a stunning and convenient location
Reviewed by: Helen V. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 Absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful and stylish condo. It felt very private and except for 4 other people, we had the garden grounds and pool to ourselves. The view of the ocean and small, almost private beach is stunning. Loved to sit in the shade of the tree, on the beach, read my book and watch my kids swim. The condo is very modern and beautifully furnished. Really enjoyed the large shower and double size bath.The only reason I am giving the general condition a 4 is because the full week of our stay there were workers trimming trees and making a lot of noise grinding the wood and other workers were doing some maintenance on the building. This prevented us from relaxing and having a nap after returning from the beach. Another small annoyance was that they only provided one dish drying cloth, no oven gloves and no foil or plastic wrap was provided.
Reviewed by: Billy Y. does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2013 The island is beautiful and Kapaa is great. I liked where our condo was, but the pictures are deceiving. Light bulbs were out. There were no instructions on operating tv. There were 4 remotes. One did not have batteries. But no instructions about which ones to use. We could not get the toaster to work. No air conditioning for people from the south was a problem. Overall I was disappointed in the condo. But the management staff was great and very helpful every time we called. I would gladly use them again.
Reviewed by: Lanny G. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2013 If you are reading this then you are obviously considering staying here. Do yourself a favor and book this now! I travel almost every week for business and usually stay in a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, this property is on par with these. I cannot recommend this any higher.
Reviewed by: Erin M. recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2013 This condo is amazing, and we had a wonderful stay. Inside it's gorgeous, and the beautiful view and sound of the waves crashing made it our favorite condo we've rented. We only had one issue, which was immediately addressed by Kauai Exclusive. Would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed by: A guest recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2013 Hale Awapuhi Sunrise was my first foray into vacation rentals and I couldn't have been more impressed with my experience. If you are searching for a vacation rental in Kapaa (or anywhere in Kauai), you cannot beat this property. Mahalo Josh for your exceptional service.
Reviewed by: John H. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2013 My wife and I stayed at this property for a week of our honeymoon in Hawaii. We enjoyed the beautiful kitchen and community grill for our meals. The beautiful view of the ocean combined with the open air environment made a wonderful place to stay. The location was ideal for shopping and getting wherever we desired.
Reviewed by: Robert M. recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in January, 2013 This property is honestly advertised. We received everything promised. It is a lovely, very private and quiet residence. We would stay here again without reservation or hesitation.
Property write up and description only tell part of the story
Abby M. from Winnipeg, MB recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in December, 2012 This rental is simply amazing - in terms of overall management and location. If you are looking for a rental on Kauia where most days you can relax and things planned for you this is the place. Or if you are looking for a place in a central location and you can explore the island yourself - this is the place. You can walk to many amazing restuarants - sushi, korean, mexician, vegan, and many within Coconut marketplace. We didn't have a rental car for the first two days and besides stocking the condo with food - never needed a car. The property managers can also help you plan excursions or give you advice on places to see. We stayed in this rental for 10 days with a one year old toddler and my in laws and had plenty of space and loved every minute. The only reason why I commented on cleanliness was due to my toddler and I am extra neat - so we cleaned the floors when we arrived. I think we might have also rushed the cleaners as we checked in right at 3:00 p.m. and she seemed to have alot of work to do. Thank you for providing this property and the opportunity to experience Kauia. We have already referred you 3 families and anyone who asks about our trip.
The chickens, a monk seal and the Surf...all a delight
Reviewed by: Marian D. recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in December, 2012 A#1 asset of the condo is the gift of the ocean that seems to be yours alone when sitting in the living room or the deck. It was great to watch the kite surfing and marvel at how easy they make the sport look. A monk seal (B-24) came and slept on the beach; the seal babysitter saw to it that we tourists kept our distance and explained that this seal had been raised on this beach and thus frequently visits.The condo itself was very nicely decorated and the placement of the upstairs bedroom gave plenty of private space for both couples in out party.Another nice feature of this condo is the location on Kauai...convenient to the airport and midway between side trips to either side of the island.I was surprised and please to see all the chickens the island hosts. The crowing is a backdrop to the island sounds and while frequent was never intrusive.
Reviewed by: Terry & Heather C. recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in November, 2012 Great location, and beautiful view. It would help if there were some instructions for the TV and there was a better barbecue. The barbecue near the pool was very dirty and took some effort to get it to work.
Reviewed by: Robert & Megan P. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2012 Really enjoyed all aspects of this property which exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be returning to Kauai and will consider this location again.
Reviewed by: Timothy B. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012 My wife and I had a fabulous time at this residence. I did some extensive searching to find the right place for our Kauai vacation and this house definitely did not disappoint. It's beautiful, modern, yes even sexy! It was truly a perfect getaway locale for us. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
Reviewed by: Mike D. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2012 This place is fantastic. The sheer size and finishings here make it one of the best in Kauai. Our highlight would have to be our morning breakfasts on the lanai overlooking the beach and the sunrise. Top notch place and it was very private... The perfect place for our honeymoon!
Reviewed by: Athena T. recommends this property. Stayed for 30 days in April, 2012 My husband and I were very very very satisfied and grateful for the opportunity to stay in this amazing condo. I can't thank Lauren enough for all her help in finding the perfect place for my 50th birthday.The pictures online don't do it justice. It's located close to Kapaa, but far enough away not to be 'touristy'. It felt like it was our home for the month of our stay. It was very private and quiet with it's own private access to a small local beach. Turtles played in the waves almost every day we were there between 11am and 4pm. I'd never seen sea turtles in the wild before, so this experience was very exciting for me.Thank you for everything!
Reviewed by: Donald H. recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in January, 2012 We were very pleased we found out about this rental and definetly will recommend it to friends and family! Hope to return some day!!