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Margaret Gill

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, German

Garden Island Paradise

19 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Princeville - Emmalani Court

Ocean View Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

E komo mai! Welcome to paradise on the magical North Shore of Kauai. My 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ocean and golf course view condo in the favored #2 building at Emmalani Court is the perfect place to call home during your stay on the Garden Island. Unlike many vacation rentals and hotels in the islands, you will know you are in Hawaii while you are here. My condo is adorned with Hawaiian quilts and pillows, shells, and art. It is bright and airy, spacious and comfortable, with a degree of quiet and privacy not always found in condos. The entire unit has air conditioning, although 360 days of the year you will find that nature provides the best possible airflow with our wonderful Hawaiian trade winds. The 9 foot high floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors ensure gorgeous views of the ocean from your California King bed in the master bedroom as well as from your private lanai (balcony patio), and the incredibly comfortable swivel recliner chairs at the end of the living room. The endless green of the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course, dotted with native hala tress, fills your view from the kitchen and dining area on through the rest of the living room. Bird and nature lovers will especially appreciate the native nenes (the world’s rarest geese, who live here year-round) and albatross that nest and socialize right outside the windows.

The second bedroom features 2 single beds which can also be placed together and covered with a foam pad to make a king size bed (linens available for both arrangements). The hand-crafted beautiful desk of local kamani wood faces the windows, where you can catch up with family, friends, and work (if you absolutely must!) while soaking in a view of tropical plants and Mt. Namolokama, the majestic peak which rises above Hanalei Bay. Both bathrooms have shower/tubs (jacuzzi tub in master bathroom). Pocket doors make it possible to close the second bed/bath area from the rest of the unit, if you so desire. This is the perfect arrangement for 2 couples or 3 generations traveling together. In the spacious entry hall you will find a large washer and dryer for your use.

The kitchen includes full oven, refrigerator, microwave, a set of sharp knives, and everything else you might need should you choose to cook. We provide locally grown Kauai coffee and a complete assortment of spices for your enjoyment. I taught an organic gardening class at our local elementary school and would be happy to provide you with a bouquet of my homegrown herbs. I am also a jeweler. Just come by my workshop in Haena (20 minutes from Princeville) to receive a free pair of earrings or necklace. Another little something extra I provide is a wide assortment of pillows to suit any preference. I have down and down-alternative in both soft and firm, king and standard, a body pillow, and neck rolls. I truly want to make this your best vacation ever. Just let me know how I can help and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

I have lived in Haena, at the end of the road on the North Shore of Kauai, for 2 decades. When I decided to share my love of this garden paradise by buying a vacation rental in Princeville, I waited until a second floor unit in the #2 building of Emmalani Court became available. The second floor has by far the best views of the ocean and far more privacy. Emmalani Court has the envied reputation of being the hidden jewel of Princeville. It is small (just 46 units), quiet, has an excellent location, and a cleaner, fresher appearance and feel than most other complexes. In addition to a pool, hot tub, and 2 grills, Emmalani Court is lucky to have an on-site manager. He's on the spot to help in the unlikely event of a maintenance issue. Covered parking (out of the sun and rain) is another advantage. Located within easy walking distance of the famous St. Regis Hotel (formerly the Princeville Hotel), with its gourmet restaurants and unbeatable sunset views, Emmalani Court also has easy access (3 minute walk) to the ocean bluff near the 8th hole of the Makai Golf Course. Locals and visitors alike love to stroll to this spot to watch the sunset, often accompanied by a glass of wine or a slice of pizza carried from home. This is an experience you should definitely take advantage of at the beginning of your stay. (Please check to see if the golf course still allows this.) I guarantee you’ll be tempted to savor the sunsets here every evening while you’re here!

I know you will have a wonderful vacation here on Kauai, and I look forward to welcoming you to my island home. Aloha!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Gill (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, German

About Margaret Gill

I have lived in Haena on the North Shore of Kauai for two decades, and in the Hawaiian Islands for three. I earned my Master's in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hawaii on Oahu in the early '90s. I sailed the South Pacific for 3 years before settling in Haena on Kauai. My 2 sons were born and raised here. The youngest still attends Hanalei Elementary School, where I teach an organic gardening class to K through 6th grade. In addition, I have made jewelry off and on for the past 30 years, and, now that the kids are older, I'm finally able to indulge my love of gems and jewelry through house parties and visitors to my workshop.

Margaret Gill purchased this condo in 2012

What makes this condo unique

I had been looking for a vacation rental to buy off and on for years, but when I found Emmalani Court, and specifically the second floor of the #2 building, I knew nothing else would do. I love the peaceful quiet of this complex and the way the unit pulls the beautiful views right into the space. Even though you're in a condo complex in a resort area, you feel like you're alone in your own private slice of paradise. Everything else looked dark after looking at this. I think you'll appreciate the difference once you have stayed here as well. The arrangement of the rooms is also well-suited to many different combinations of people: one or two couples, a group of friends, a family, even 3 generations traveling together: grandparents, adult children and one or two grandchildren. The location is perfect both for adventurers who look forward to spending every possible moment outside exploring the endless beaches, mountains, and valleys of the island, as well as those who prefer to take it easy while enjoying the view of native birds and breaching humpback whales right from the comfort and privacy of their home away from home. Everything you need is right here, mostly within walking distance, and yet the beauty of Kauai flows right into your living room.

Reviews

5
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Garden Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Perfectly Peaceful, Pleasant, and Practical

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property for numerous reasons and would definitely stay there again. The condo complex is wonderfully situated about half-way between a small shopping center to the east and beautiful beaches with amazing sunsets to the west, thereby making both destinations easily accessible within walking distance. The unit itself has more amenities than we needed. The views from the living room are quite relaxing. And the neighbors were super quiet. The asphalt jogging path alongside the nearby golf courses is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing run. Fantastic hiking trails are just a short drive away. Surfing conditions on the north side of the island were awesome during our stay (thanks to an impending hurricane, which thankfully did not reach shore). And Margaret was very conscientious about making sure we had everything we needed during our stay. We felt very welcome, comfortable, and well cared for in her beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellant overall experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Margaret's home was everything she described and them some. The condo has everything you need to feel at home away from home. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dream Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at this condo immensely! It was immaculately maintained and equipped with everything to meet our needs! The beds were comfortable and the unit was so quiet in the evenings, making it a very relaxing and peaceful setting. We really got our use out of the beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and little cooler as we explored every part of the island during our stay. We highly recommend this unit and will definitely try to make it back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely condo. Very very clean and quiet. Margaret was so delightful to work with and always responded in a timely fashion. We loved watching the albatross families interact with each other. This condo is located in the northern part of Kauai, which is one of our favorite areas. We have been to Kauai three times but this was the first time staying in this development. We hope we are blessed to get to return again and will definitely try to stay at this condo again. Thank you Margaret for your kindness. Mahalo.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time I have stayed at Garden Island Paradise. I brought a married couple with me that I have known for over 50 years. I knew they would love this condo especially the location. It's next to the golf course and a short walk to the cliffs where the sunsets were awesome every night. Lots of wild birds roamed the area and you can see the beautiful mountains from there. The condo is very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. My friends really liked the BBQ area and swimming pool. And the condo has plenty of towels and a washer and dryer are very convenient.The inside decor is beautiful and the beds were comfy. Best vacation ever. Mahalo for everything. Aloha.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very comfortable for our family of four. It was light and bright, just as pictured, and not too far to Hanalei beach for surfing. The condo was very quiet and peaceful, with just enough golfcourse activity and albatross watching out the big window to keep it interesting.

I appreciated the sharp (new?) knives in the kitchen, that was a first for us at a VRBO rental - we mostly eat in for dinners, so I have taken to checking a sharp knife in my luggage. I also liked the heated pool for morning swims. The extras that aren't always supplied in rentals like shampoo and foil and olive oil helped with our grocery bill also. Overall we were very happy with this condo.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The St. Regis Bar
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hideaways
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Princeville, Kauai

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holidays
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,308
for 7 nights
From
£162
 
 
Spring Break
15 Mar - 26 Apr
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£156
£1,186
£3,821
 
 
Peak Summer
1 Jun - 31 Aug
5 night minimum stay
£959
for 5 nights
From
£156
£1,186
£3,821
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£898
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,149
£3,559
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Cleaning £116 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

$49 nonrefundable damage protection fee OR refundable $500 deposit
Our cancellation policy is to refund your rental fee (minus a $50 booking fee ) if you cancel 30 days or more before the start of your stay. After that, $100 will be forfeited, and only the amount we are able to earn from another booking during that time will be returned to you.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Princeville in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi tub/shower in Master Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , or 1 king
  • California king bed in Master Bedroom, which opens directly to private lanai (balcony/patio) with table and chairs. Second bedroom has 2 single beds which can be placed together, covered with a foam pad, and made into a king-size bed. Linens available for both. Please advise in advance if you would like king configuration so we can prepare it for you.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are happy to connect you with local services from providers we can vouch for, including massage therapists (in the condo or at their place of business), private chefs, the best local kayak company, and a wide variety of activities providers.

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