Vacation in Kauai

Old Feb 11th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Vacation in Kauai

My husband and I are planning a trip to Kauai in September. I've been doing my research and I think I want to stay on the North Shore. What I would like I have not been able to find, I'm hoping this will help me. I would like a condo that has an ocean view and moutain views as well. I would also like a condo that is close to a beach within walking distance so that we can either choose to relax by the pool or by the beach. Price range isn't really a problem if I can get a fantastic condo. I was thinking on average $150-$200 but would pay if I could find something I'm really looking for. We have never been to Hawaii so I have no idea what the layout is. Is this something that is out there or am I just reaching for the stars? Please help and thanks so much
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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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There are a number of condos in Princeville, which many people love.

Personally my favorite place would be Hanalei Colony Resort It is more expensive than the price range you gave, but it is true beachfront as you can see here
The most affordable units, the garden view, really do not have an ocean view from the rooms, but once you step outside you are just feet from the ocean.

There are also rentals in the Ha'ena area, and in Hanalei. Have you checked VRBO?
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:30 AM
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There are many condos available in Kauai, I hope this link would help you to find a suitable condo for you.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 03:39 AM
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The Hanalei Colony resort is indeed beautiful - and we enjoyed a beachfront unit during our Honeymoon back in '86. Charo even had her restaurant going then - and we enjoyed meeting her. Gucci Gucci and all that.

It's now a different - but still very good restaurant, and I believe they have a good luau there from time to time.

If you want something that might be less expensive - at our timeshare place - the Cliffs Club - - they also rent out condos - and if you get one in building 8 or 9 - you can have both an ocean and mountain view. While you don't have ready beach access, you are not that far from several nice beaches.

We have actually hiked down the trial from the Cliffs to the ocean/reefs below - but not sure it's open any more - as it could get a bit tricky.

And as noted above - there are other condos for rent in the Princeville area - which again - sit above the ocean on a cliff - with beautiful views of the blue Pacific.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 03:41 AM
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Forgot to mention. If you check the weekly rates for condos - you usually get a better deal.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Many of the Sealodge condos have oceanfront views--and mountain views from the kitchen. But Sealodge beach is a trek down a trail. I drive the 10 minutes to Anini or Hanalei Beach for the closest beaches without a hike.

Pali Ke Kua has some gorgeous ocean views with Bali Hai in the distance. It's walking distance to the beach at the St. Regis (which is public--like all Hawaii beaches). There's also a trail right there, but again, it's another steep trek. Princeville is high on a bluff--so nothing sits right on a beach there. I liked that when there was a tsunami alert ;-).
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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North Shore, Hanalei Bay Resort, but only rent through an owner, as the complaints on TripAdviser are all for the hotel and timeshare units, which they are starting construction on. Try for something in the 4000 building for both ocean and Bali Hai views. Beautiful pools and if you do not to walk back up, they will send a golf cart for you.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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We stayed in the condo side of this place, great views of both ocean and mountains as well as the beach access mentioned by Jamie. The condo side is pretty expensive, but the lockout hotel style room fits your budget. it has fridge and microwave and there are outdoor gas grills close by at the lower pool area. Get some fresh tuna at the market and straight to the grill with some veggies.
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