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Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views & Infinity Edge Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury 3 Bedroom 4 Bath Ocean Bluff Home W/ Pool - Walk To Beach - Sleeps 6

Don't miss our drone video taken in July 2015! The landscaping is much more lush these days, but you'll get the idea of where we sit in Princeville.

Perched on a peninsula 160 feet above the Pacific Ocean, on what many say is the best lot in the Princeville Resort, our newly built 3 bedroom, 4 bath home offers spectacular white water views from Makana Mountain (Bali Hai) to the Kilauea Lighthouse. Secluded from the street with a private infinity edged pool and covered lanai, our 2900-sf home is a perfect place to experience island living at its best.

From the front door, walk into the expansive living room which frames the ocean to the north and features a sixteen foot built-in entertainment center with a 75 inch Smart TV connected to cable and Netflix Streaming. Each of the three bedrooms with en suite baths boasts unparalleled ocean views, Smart TVs, and quality bedding. A fourth full bath is available in the garage as a mudroom. The large, fully-equipped kitchen hosts new GE Profile appliances, granite countertops, and a killer view down the coast - perfect for any home cook or chef. The 400-sf outdoor lanai faces west where the sun splashes into the ocean from April to September of each year. Walk down the terraced peninsula and look below to watch sea turtles (honu) swimming along the reef, or better yet, if you're a strong swimmer, take a 15 minute hike and swim with them. No sand or exercise for you? Then simply walk outside the front door to a 30 foot infinity edge swimming pool and enjoy the sun and tropical breezes from there. An evening in the hot spa, stargazing in the dark sky, puts the final touches on a perfect Hawaiian day.

Weather is unpredictable on this tropical island, however different times of year offer unique surprises. Winter occasionally brings heavy wind and rain, but, with that, comes glorious rainbows and waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides which are visible from our home. Large swells bring picture perfect waves and, if they're big enough, you can watch the tow-in surfers braving the heights from outside or inside the house. Humpback whales leave the cold waters of Alaska and travel to our islands to mate and have their young. There's nothing quite as magical as watching a 40- to 50-foot mammal breach clear out of the water and splash right in front of your eyes. Finally the awkward-on-land, but incredibly graceful-in-air albatross share our community starting in November as a safe place to find a mate or lay their egg. These sea birds are magnificent, and they soar around the home for your viewing. Once hatched, the large fuzzy babies stay at their nests for months in various yards up and down the street.

Summer is less dynamic, but the warm, calm days allow for more outdoor fun. From our property, you can watch the sun rise and set over the water bringing with it some of the most beautiful colors in the sky. Each evening holds a hope that there will be a "green flash" as the last vision of the sun sinks below the horizon. Cool breezes make the lanai a perfect place to be, especially on Fridays when the cruise ship passes by. Ready for a swim? Jump in the pool or take a short walk down the hill to the hidden "Sea Lodge Beach" where there are trees for sitting in the shade, and a shallow coral reef for snorkeling. Use the bikes to cruise around the neighborhood or drive three minutes to try your hand at tennis or golf. Restaurants, shops, and a grocery store are 3 minutes away. Of course, there's also a whole island to explore with endless numbers of beaches, hikes, activities, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. However, because Honu Point has so much to offer, you may well find yourself not wanting to leave our vacation home in Princeville.

Hawaii Transient Accommodations No TA-131-970-6624-01

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Rae-Marie May
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About Rae-Marie May

Having owned this lot since 1987, and having lived on the island for many years, we had plenty of time to carefully design our retirement home so that every room has a dramatic ocean view. Construction of our dream home was completed in 2015. Now is your chance to enjoy this property before we make the decision to move to it from our current island home five minutes away. After booking you will be given the opportunity to read our personal blog describing plenty of things to see and do on Kauai. Being so close we would be happy to meet with you and offer suggestions to enhance your experience on the Garden Island.

Rae-Marie May purchased this house in 1987

Why Rae-Marie May chose Princeville

Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We started to vacation here in the eighties and fell in love. We built our home in 1991 and then split our time between San Diego and Kauai for six years. In 2000 we moved over full time. We currently live on 23 acres on the mountain side of the highway. When we can't or don't want to take care of this land anymore we will move to this spectacular oceanfront home which we designed and finished building in 2015.

What makes this house unique

In 1987 we chose this lot because of its views. It is a half acre on the ocean bluff which includes a 130 foot long peninsula that's mostly surrounded by water. No other property in Princeville has this characteristic. If anything, the house has enhanced these views, framing it in every room. When you walk through the front door you are met with a sweeping view of the mighty Pacific. Our most common comment is, "Wow, it's even better than the photos!

Being the best hosts we can be is our number one priority. We go out of our way to ensure everything in our home is working perfectly for our guests. We want our home to be comfortable, with all the conveniences you will need, so that your vacation will be easy and worry free. Judging from our reviews and the many returning guests we have, I believe our efforts have made a difference.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After recently finishing a 9 night stay with my wife, eighteen year old daughter, fourteen year old son, and two of our family’s closest friends, my best advice for everyone would be to not hesitate or worry about booking Tom and Rae-Marie’s Honu Point home for your trip to Kauai. The home and amenities offered are spectacular, the views are mesmerizing, and the hosts genuinely want to exceed your expectations! Isn’t that what we all are looking for when taking what may possibly be a once in a lifetime trip?!! If we are blessed to someday return to Kauai, we would look no further than Honu Point – thanks Tom and Rae-Marie for going above and beyond to ensure that our stay was Perfection!!
Jul 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Princeville in Kauai County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A maximum of 6 additional DAYTIME guests are allowed on the property at any given time. Daytime guests are the sole responsibility of Guest.
  • You are required to leave the property in the same general condition that you received it, excluding the laundry.
  • Any breach of the Short Term Rental Agreement will result in a partial or full deduction of the Security Deposit refund.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Two sinks, Large travertine tile shower and jetted tub.
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large travertine tile shower
    Middle - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Travertine tile shower
    Garage - Toilet , Bath with Shower , For use with pool or any other outdoor activity.
  • 4 Bathrooms (3 inside the house, 1 in garage). Beautiful rock-walled outdoor shower by the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom w/bathroom, walk-in closet, and laundry.
    Guest - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Opposite end of the house from Master.
    Middle - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with shower, a flat-screen TV mounted on the wall, and spectacular views of the ocean.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
It is customary in Hawaii to leave one's shoes outside the front door. Therefore it is advisable to bring a pair of indoor shoes, thongs, or slippers to wear exclusively inside the home. We are happy to assist you in setting up massages, chauffeurs, and private chefs during your stay.


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Luxury Home With Spectacular 180 Degree White Water Views & Infinity Edge Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews

Perfect Place to Enjoy the North Shore of Kauai

  • 5 of 5

We found the house and location better than the pictures online, a testament to the personal style and thoughtful planning and outfitting of a home from kitchen to bedroom to bath to living room--the garage even had 4 bicycles. The outstanding hospitality of the owners Rae-Marie and Tom really made the arrival and ongoing experience particularly special. What accommodating, kind people! Rae-Marie made us feel immediately at home when we arrived: the tour of home and various appliances made a difference to everyone's comfort level and the added touches of flowers in every room, fruit and chocolates and wine, and use of pantry items made our late arrival an easier, softer landing. We'd vacationed in the Princeville/Hanalei area several times before, but Rae-Marie offered so much wonderful detail of the neighborhood, we felt even more at home. She put me in touch with a delightful woman to do childcare one night as well. Owners who treat you like company or friends and respect your time and vacation experience are rarer finds than a beautiful house.

But beautiful and comfortable house it is! The house's 180-degree spectacular views and spaciousness and comfortable furnishings were particularly welcome with wetter weather than usual this April. We could still enjoy the beauty of the mountains and ocean and landscaping without ever leaving the house. The hot tub and pool made everyone's outdoor needs easier on erratic sun and showers and windier days. Unfortunately due to too wet and muddy hillside, we'll have to save exploring the beautiful semi-private beach below the house next time.

Honu Point is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation or a special occasion with friends! Mahalo and we'll be back! We've already shared pictures and recommendations with many friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so honored by your review that I can't even find the words to thank you. It certainly makes all that we do worthwhile. I'm thrilled you'll be back. I do promise a little more sun next time!
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Honu point has beautiful ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We had enjoyed Kauai vacation.

My daughter swam nice pool everyday.

Also this area have good restaurants.

From the lanai I felt the roundness of the earth. Thanks for sharing this amazing house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming all the way from Japan to stay at our home. We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves. Come see us again.
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Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week! The views were breathtaking! The home and pool were amazing too. We didn't want to leave......

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to Kauai once before about 6 years ago and fell in love with the island. We decided to come back to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and wanted to stay somewhere special this time. The pictures of the property are amazing but when we drove up, stepped out of the car and saw it for the first time, all we kept saying was "wow." It truly is an unbelievable spot. Rae-Marie greeted us and was so welcoming and kind. She gave us a quick tour of the house, pointed out some helpful things to know and had a thorough binder of information in case we had any questions. It was neat to look at the book of pictures showing the 2 year construction of the house, making you realize that it truly is a labor of love. The neighborhood is lovely and very quiet most of the day and night, making it very easy to relax and refresh. The 180 degree view of the ocean is incredible! Our favorite part of the house is the infinity pool where you can just look out at the ocean and be at peace. We will certainly look forward to returning again. Thank you Rae-Marie and Tom!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark. We're happy that we could be a small part of your anniversary celebration.
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On top of the world!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this beautiful home, set on the amazing Honu Point. Morning coffee with the sunrise on the patio, sips of wine watching the sun set from the pool deck = perfect days. Thank you for making the home so well stocked, clean and lovely. We would love to return and will tell our friends to plan a trip to this special spot.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy. I enjoyed meeting your family. Their excitement when you arrived was heartwarming and fun. Come see us again.
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Spectacular views, lovely house, and thoughtful hosts. Five stars all around!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent eight nights at Honu Point in March. We have done a number of rentals via Home Away and this was by far our best experience to date. The house sits on a point with 180 degree water views. The pictures don’t really do justice to the location. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate much while there, the views were always stunning. The house itself was spotlessly clean, well appointed and laid out to take maximum advantage of the views. It was very clear too the owners put a lot of thought and effort

into making Honu Point a lovely house to rent. As hosts, Rae-Marie and Tom go above and beyond. For anyone wanting an exceptional rental experience in the Princeville area, I highly recommend Honu Point.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nic. I'm sorry Kauai didn't put on it's best performance for you, weather wise. I know you and your family made the most of it and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our home. I promise you more sun next time!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Happy Talk at Hanalei Bay Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Princeville Makai Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
SeaLodge Beach
Car: necessary

The North Shore of Kauai offers many opportunities for other activities you might enjoy including surfing, windsurfing, hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, Na Pali Coast tours, helicopter rides, lu'aus, miniature golf, garden tours, and, of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. SeaLodge Beach, identified as "A Real Gem" in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, is directly below the property and can be accessed via a 15 minute hike.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £386.25
Property Damage Insurance £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,931.25

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.