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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7341536

About the area

We really enjoy the historic town of Kapaa. There are many boutique shops and wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the resort. Run, walk or bike along the 5 miles multi-purpose path along the coast If you are interested in exploring the island of Kauai, the east shore is the best place to stay. It will take a 35-45 minute drive to get to either the south, north or west shores. 5-mile walking path along the coast. Bike rentals close steps away from the resort. Boutique shops within walking distance. Just to name a few: Verde Restaurant (Mexican), Sam's Ocean View Restaurant (incredible view), Shrimp Station, Olympic Cafe, Mermaid's Cafe, Kauai Pasta, Kountry Kitchen & many more Many restaurants and eating establishments within walking distance. Just to name a few: Verde Restaurant (Mexican), Sam's Ocean View Restaurant (incredible view), Shrimp Station, Olympic Cafe, Mermaid's Cafe, Kauai Pasta, Kountry Kitchen & many more!

Getting around

Best to rent a car if you want to explore the island. The resort does have different adventures you can sign up for to see the island experience interesting activities (fee).

Getting here

The Pono Kai Resort is approximately 8 miles from the airport.

Interaction with guest

Our front desk is open 24 hours a day. There is also an activities desk and the staff can arrange your island adventures. Grace, our manager, lives on the island and is a phone call away.

Owner profile

Shirley C.

Tourist License
TA-GE #027-128-0128-01

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Sauna


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (2)

Excellent – based on 2 reviews Excellent
2 reviews

“Perfect Condo for two!”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2017

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Kauai at this condo and it was perfect. It had everything we needed and more. The unit is decorated beautifully and had a bunch of gear for us to snorkel, beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc. The kitchen was stocked (and is gorgeous) and the view is to die for. We loved being in the center of the island - 30 minutes to Princeville or 30 minutes to Poipu. Downtown Kapaa (in walking distance) was great as well - lots of great restaurants and shops . Love Kauai and would highly recommend staying at the condo. Highly recommended!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Guest: Jen
Date of Stay: 12/16/15 Review Submitted: 1/3/16

We stayed three nights in the Pono Kai condo during our 30th anniversary trip to Hawaii. The condo was very clean and beautiful! Shirley and Tony were helpful & very easy to work with. There were several nice restaurants nearby--one we walked to that was upstairs--the seafood was excellent! We hope to return again someday!

Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway

Guest: Meghan
Date of Stay: 12/31/15 Review Submitted: 1/8/16

My new husband and I spent our honeymoon at this wonderful condo in the Pono Kai - it was perfect. The kitchen and bathroom are gorgeous and we loved all the amenities - no need to rent snorkel gear, beach chairs, or anything else. We especially loved the tennis racquets, and the pool was perfect for days when we wanted to stay close to home. By the way, we were able to see another unit and ours was BY FAR superior. Loved it. We will definitely be back :)

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

Guest: LKH
Date of Stay: 1/16/16 Review Submitted: 2/5/16

This unit is absolutely beautiful. It has been exquisitely redecorated and remodeled. The owners have thought of everything. The unit is well located with great ocean views. From walking around the complex and seeing in the windows of other units, I really think this one is probably one of the best -- if not the best --- in the entire complex. Owners were also very pleasant to deal with and called after our arrival to make sure that everything was OK. We highly recommend this unit.

Testimonials below are reviews from another site since I just started advertising with Vacation Home Rentals.

Date of Stay
September 8, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1
We were very pleased to find the condo was as nice as the pictures and description. Shirley was very ethical to let us know that some construction might start while our stay and offered a discount or cancellation. We are so glad that we decided to keep our reservation. Construction did not start during our stay and we had a beautiful sunrise every morning. Shirley was also VERY responsive to us during our stay. You can tell that she wants you to enjoy your vacation. The location of the property is also convenient to explore the entire island. Kauai is one of our most favorite places to vacation and this condo contributed to ensure a wonderful stay. Hope to come back soon!

Perfect Place to Stay!
5 of 5
This beautifully remodeled condo is in the perfect location for exploring Kauai! We went snorkeling and hiking on the north shore, plus hiked the Waimea Canyon trail, visited the lighthouse, and (of course) just relaxed on the beach. Access to beaches, restaurants, running / biking trails, and all sorts of activities is excellent. The condo is very comfortable, spotlessly clean, and loaded with amenities. Shirley Cooney is an awesome host and the staff at the resort are always available to answer any questions. We will undoubtedly stay here again!

Submitted: Aug 14, 2015 Stayed: Jul 2015

We were VERY happy with our stay.
5 of 5
The condo and the property exceeded our expectations. Really enjoyed the deluxe, upgraded accomodations and the grounds are beautifully manicured. The proximity to all the amenities in Kaapa were very convenient. We rented a car for the first week but the last week either walked or biked (rented next door) around. Couldn't be happier with our choice, wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Submitted: Jun 29, 2015 Stayed: May 2015