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Garden Island Paradise: Quiet, Comfort, and AC . . with a true feeling of Aloha!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,192 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 usually 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 and quiet. 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 of your stay!

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

More Details

Owner
Margaret Gill
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

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. Both attended Hanalei Elementary School, where I taught an organic gardening class to K through 6th grade. In addition, I have made jewelry 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, in addition to my website.

Margaret Gill purchased this condo in 2012

Why Margaret Gill chose Princeville

Emmalani Court is the hidden jewel of Princeville--quiet and well-maintained, with beautiful views of the golf course, and the ocean from some of the units (including mine!). Being on the second floor means you don't have to listen to every step of the people upstairs, and allows for views of the ocean from your lanai, and even the master bed!

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 seeing 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 the beauty of Kauai flows right into your living room.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Princeville in Kauai County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1192 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Garden Island Paradise: Quiet, Comfort, and AC . . with a true feeling of Aloha!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
5

Felt at Home in Tropical Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Margaret’s condo for 7 nights. It had everything we needed and more. The condo was spacious, beds and living room furniture were comfortable and the views from the living room and lanai were amazing. We saved $ cooking or grilling at the condo. We loved spending time at the heated pool and hot tub. We loved having an opportunity to explore the northside on this trip (Anini and Hanalei Bay were only a few minutes away). We hope to stay again someday!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped, conveniently located condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Margaret's condo in Emmalani Court. We found the condo to be equipped with everything we needed - from beach chairs and boogie boards to board games and DVDs - for a pleasant vacation rain or shine. The condo's view overlooking the golf course was serene and each evening we took a quick walk to the overlook to watch the sunset. Not to forget, it's another quick walk over the the pool or even the.St. Regis to enjoy the couple of sunny days we had! Mahalo, Margaret.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA
5

A Garden Isle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Princeville at this home. It was one of the best appointed rentals we have stayed in on Kauai. We had everything we needed for our visit! Margaret is delightful and we were so happy to have had the opportunity to meet her. We look forward to returning to a Kauai and staying here again. Truly the best VRBO was experience in every way.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Diana! Thank you for your lovely review. You two are the guests from heaven! I look forward to your return to the island we both love so much! Mahalo, Margaret
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4

Condo with a birds eye view

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious and comfortable. Only issue was that none of the lights over the stove were working and many lightbulbs were out. Other than that our time there was amazing! We love Emmalani Court and watching the Albatross and Nene birds. It is a smaller complex and very quiet. The owners were very cordial.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Letha and John! I'm so sorry some of the lights weren't working! Turns out the lights by the stove had to be turned on at both the switch on them as well as the one on the wall. Since they were turned off on the wall, they weren't coming on at the switch. I've put up a label so guests know where to turn them on. I try to make my condo as comfortable as your own home and always appreciate knowing what I can do to improve your stay. I hope that next time we'll be able to earn a 5 star review from you.
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5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This garden oasis which sits right on the Makai golf course with views of the beautiful Pacific was a perfect pick! Loved sitting on the lanai watching the Nini birds, Red Crested Cardinals and of course the Albatross. The unit was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The pool was great for an early morning swim or after a day of sightseeing. Would definitely recommend this option in lieu of a hotel. We felt right at home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana
5

Wonderful place in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with all aspects of this property. It is spacious, nicely decorated, very well-equipped and in a great location! Margaret left a notebook full of tips for beaches, restaurants, activities, etc. She was spot-on, in all of her recommendations. It was a marvelous place to spend Christmas. We had the added bonus of watching the Albatrosses engaging in their mating dances on the golf course. It couldn't have been better!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Insurance £44.47

$59 nonrefundable damage protection fee OR refundable $500 deposit
Our cancellation policy is to refund your rental fee (minus a $100 booking fee ) if you cancel 60 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.
Rates are subject to change prior to payment.
Stays longer than 2 weeks will have $100 added to their cleaning fee.

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