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Dean May

Member since: 2009
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Watch the Whales Frolic from Your Lanai

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Kapaa holiday condo

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

One bedroom AIR CONDITIONED beachfront condominium with glorious sunrises. King sized bed with pillow top mattress in bedroom. Lanai is perfect for whale watching. A newly remodeled full size kitchen with new cabinets, appliances, and granite counter-tops. New furniture package just this year. All dishes, silverware, utensils, pots and pans are provided as well as a coffeemaker, hand mixer, blender and a toaster. Murphy bed in living area with real queen sized mattress. New paint and tile flooring. The living area has an entertainment center with 40' LCD TV, DVD, VCR, Cable TV, CD Stereo. There is also a wall safe located in the unit and it is. The Pono Kai Resort is located on the island of Kauai in the quaint town of Kapaa, and situated on 12 beachfront acres. Unspoiled tropical beaches cascading mountains and the 'Grand Canyon' of the Pacific are some of the highlights that make Kauai unique. Surrounded by swaying palms, you will find your own Hawaiian Paradise at the Pono Kai Resort.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dean May (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Dean May

Glenda and I have been married for 37 years and are now retired which really gives us time to travel and do the things we never had time before.

Dean May purchased this condo in 1999

Why Dean May chose Kauai

On our first visit to Hawaii, we fell in love with it. We decided to purchase a condo so that we could visit as often as we wanted.

What makes this condo unique

The Pono Kai resort is located in the village of Kapaa and is contently located about equal distance from the rainy North side of the Kauai and the dry South side. In addition, Kapaa offers shopping, dining and night life within each walking distance from the resort. There is also a public walking/bike path that passes in front of the Pono Kai resort and follows the beach for about 23 miles with breath taking views along the way.


based on 33 traveller reviews

Watch the Whales Frolic from Your Lanai
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

This property felt like home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condos with an amazing view! Everything was so well thought out. Was even better than the photos! Would highly recommend this unit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our goal is to exceed our guest's expectations and it is always nice to hear that we have succeeded. Dean
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Nice Condo!

  • 4 of 5

This well equipped condo is located in the small town of Ka'paa, within walking distance of shopping, food, and lots of shave ice! The location right next to the walking/bike path is also very convenient. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. My only complaint was not having AC throughout the whole unit. It was so hot a few evenings that we had the kids sleep on the floor of our bedroom instead of out in the living room on the Murphy bed.

The Pono Kai resort was very fun with shuffle board, table tennis, a pool and hot tub, and putting greens!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a gem for our stay on Kauai! Very nice place with everything you need. Dean was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend this unit to anyone visiting Kapaa! Thanks the Wests!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month from January 20 to February 19. I'm writing this on feb 18 our last night. This condo was really a home away from home. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, the TV's are big and function well (although we didn't watch much TV), the Internet works well, the grounds of the resort are very well maintained, the beach is steps away and the best part...this condo has a perfect view of the breathtaking sunrises and occasional rainbows. The sound of the ocean will be sorely missed. We spent a lot of time touring the island and we always enjoyed coming back "home". We made good use of the cooler, beach chairs, snorkel gear, and even did one of the puzzles! Mahalo Dean...I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this beautiful condo. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't let you know that Brenda (the local contact for any issues) is fantastic! I can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 4 of 5

A block to downtown Kapa'a, great ocean view, waterside biking path right next to property, most everything you would need for beach trip, and Pono Kai is very nice facility. Hard to go wrong here. Only reason didn't get all 5's was some construction on nearby seawall that looks like it will be done soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location, close to the beach, boardwalk to food. Awesome. Loved the condo and our stay. Rented this last minute and Dean was super helpful, quick and responsive. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Parasailing, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Kapaa, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
1 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2017 - 15 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season
17 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2018 - 15 May 2018
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$165 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$264
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Kapaa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Lining area - 1 large double bed , Murphy bed
  • Murphy bed in living area with real queen sized mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Games, videos, beach equipment and bicycles can be checked out at the front desk area. There is also an Activity Desk to assist you in booking tourist activities. The Activity Desk sponsors an Island Briefing each Thursday and Sunday morning (8am) at the pool area. Local vendors will describe their activities (boating, Kayak trip, nature tours, etc.) and offer a '2 for 1' drawing. It's a great way to learn about KAUAI and plan your stay. - The briefing is no charge + 'free goodies'.