My wife and I just returned from a week in Kauai after searching the internet for that very special property- condo, house, etc- that we all aspire to. Well, we found it! Hale Hoku is the completely private lower (pool, garden, and ocean) level of a beautiful home on the quiet, high-end residential, ocean front Lawai Rd that dead ends at the blow-hole attraction called Spouting Horn. There is no outside intrusion at all -- no traffic noise, no people, no commercial ventures, etc. The accommodation is roomy, immaculate, and tastefully decorated although not plush or extravagant . The amenities are complete -- AC; ceiling fans in each room; all kitchen appliances;linens and towels;hair dryer; washer and dryer; LCD TV; video player; videos; paper back books; Kauai guide books; closet full of beach and pool accessories such as boogie boards, floats, snorkels and masks, coolers, etc. The only thing we had to buy was food, laundry soap, and shampoo. In short, you feel like your in your own home- far superior to the usual hotel room or condo.
But the thing that makes this place truly special is the five-star outside -- a very large covered patio with tables and chairs, adjacent to a beautiful pool and beautiful tropical landscaping and green lawn right on the ocean maybe 30 feet away. From the patio, pool, or lawn, you have incredible ocean views of the blue Pacific, of waves crashing on the rocks in front of you, Spouting Horn spewing into the air, an occasional boat leaving the very small boat harbor just to the East, or Snowy Egrets playing in the property's lush vegetation. It really couldn't be more beautiful, private, or quiet. The other major plus of this property is its convenient location. By road, it is 0.4 miles from Spouting Horn, about 0.9 mile from the famous Beach House Restaurant and Lawai Beach (one of the best snorkeling spots on the South of Kauai, 3.3 mile to the convenient Big Save market in Koloa, etc.
After staying here, it will be very difficult to stay anywhere else on Kauai when we return. As I told the owner, Gale, this place fit us like a glove. The combination of well-appointed accomodations, incredible view, convenient location, complete privacy and quiet is hard to beat. Further, when I compared the prices of other ocean-front condos or hotel rooms, they were usually considerably more expensive.
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