Reviews

Reviews

Best Home Away From Home!

House has everything you need. Extra touches to make your stay more comfortable. 2nd time renting, wont be our last..clean, inviting, cozy etc. Love the bicycles. Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.

Owner Response

Mahalo Sean and Cheryl….love sharing our home with you and your family!

Reviewed by Sean & Cheryl from Halifax Nova Scotia on April 18, 2019 for their trip during April 02, 2019

Spectacular Kauai Home…

I know this house and area as well as I know my own home. Having been a paying guest for a month, I certainly can vouch for the comforts and accommodation.. It is truly a beautiful area and one should not miss the morning rainbows and the waterfalls on the nearby mountains.. Also one should take a minute to get up early, go outside and just smell the beauty of the air and hear the pounding surf.. A truly great place.. John Filson

Reviewed by HAC167751 from Washington, Utah

A Comfortable, Quiet Vacation Home…

We’ve stayed here three times and we’re planning to go back. The home is on a quiet cul de sac with a yard and huge lawn in the park area, it was great for the kids with all the outdoor area. The house is very comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen, linens, cd & dvd’s, games, puzzles, and an assortment of beach supplies(chairs, masks, snorkels, etc). This is so much better than a hotel because we can pull into the garage and we’re home! This in a quiet area of Princeville away from the main roads. It’s close to the beautiful beaches in North Shore. We’re looking forward to staying there again.

Owner Response

Hi Tod, glad you enjoyed our house. We are always adding things and updating the house so when you return you will find some new things, we just added 2 mountain bikes! Princeville is a spectacular place to stay with easy access to so many of the North Shore beaches, the Napali Coast and Hanalei Bay. We always look forward to having our guests return for a visit, thanks for the great review! Liz

Reviewed by tod b. from Santa Barbara, CA

Beautiful vacation home!

Traveling with 3 girlfriends, this home was the perfect get away for us! We had a tremendous amount of space to interact or be by ourselves with the spacious living area, 3 beautifully appointed bedrooms and two full baths! The addition of two patios made it even more appealing! The fabulous kitchen was perfect for two of us who love to cook – we were able to create great meals with our friends sitting at the counter chatting and drinking wine while we cooked! Wonderful neighborhood, quiet and close to everything – the beach, shops, grocery store and golf courses and of course luau’s and zip lining and so much more!!

Owner Response

Thanks for the review, it is so nice to hear others enjoy the house and area as much as we do! Mahalo!

Reviewed by althea from Buffalo NY

Great place

The house is absolutely amazing. We got more than we expected. It was very clean, very well furnished and the location is perfect. It’s really quiet all day long. We couldn’t enjoy the oudoors very much because it rained most of the time, but the place made up for the terrible weather . I absolutely recommend it!

Owner Response

Thanks for the great comments Marco! We had a very wet spring and you seemed to get most of the rain! Hope you return someday to Kauai and stay with us again! Mahalo…Liz

Reviewed by Roberta d.

Perfect Location and Amenities on Kauai

My husband and I spent a week on Kauai in this great house. The location was perfect in Princeville. It had easy and quick access to the North beaches. I think that this is the best location on Kauai. The North shore is the best! There are wonderful golf courses and restaurants nearby. The Princeville Makai course with spectacular views of the ocean and the mountains was one of our favorites. We ate at the Dolphin in Hanalei Bay which had great sushi and seafood, we also enjoyed Neides.

There are great shops and restaurants right in Princeville. Hanalei Bay is beautiful and great for swimming, boarding and kayaking. The town has many shops and restaurants in a laid back and quaint setting. The sunsets were unmatched… even by those in Poipu, another favorite of ours. The house is beautiful… large, well maintained and well appointed. It is decorated beautifully. It has everything you will need and more to enjoy the beaches, cooking at home, watching TV, catching up on email with wireless. The outside shower was a pleasant surprise.

Dinner out on the lanai was a nice change from restaurants. The cul-de-sac was quiet with nice neighbors. More relaxing than resorts, hotels and condos. A wonderful find and one we will return to.

Owner Response

Thanks for taking the time to post a review! It is always nice to hear that our guests find Kauai as wonderful as we do! We love welcoming our guests back to our home, so keep us in mind for your next visit to Kauai….Liz

Reviewed by sue l.

10 Year Anniversary in Kauai

Thank you for making our anniversary unforgettable. We loved the location and the amenities provided. My wife and I agree this place more than met our expectations. It was by far the best bang for our buck when it comes to accommodations on the island.

Owner Response

So nice to hear that you enjoyed our house, we try to provide little extras for our guests so their stay is more comfortable. Thanks for the great review, keep us in mind for your next visit to Kauai! Mahalo…

Reviewed by Russ F.

Time of Our Lives In Kauai!

We went to Kauai for a 2 week family reunion and couldn’t have chosen a better place than this. The location is cozy and central to the North Shore sights and beaches…some within walking distance. We had a toddler on board and he loved the Princeville playground..and was a good walk for us adults. The house was roomy.offered privacy and has beautiful furnishings. With plenty of outdoor eating and lounging space. We cooked at home alot and found everything we needed in the kitchen and all was so clean and tidy. Liz is very helpful and warm…a dream to work with. We will recommend this home away from home for sure!

Owner Response

Thanks Denise! We try to make it as much like home as possible, so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed by Denise W. from Fairfield, IA

Great Home in Princeville

We all had a wonderful time at this lovely home located in Princeville. As advertised, it is close to beaches, shopping, restaurants, and activities. The house is very comfortable with many amenities – bicycles and other toys, kitchen fully stocked, gas grill, outdoor and indoor dining, washer and dryer, comfortable beds. The owners keep a multitude of guidebooks available for guests so if you stay here, you do not need to bring your own….less weight in your suitcase. The owners are also very accomodating and helpful in advising activities. The 4 of us enjoyed ourselves immensely and highly recommend this beautiful home. Many thanks!

Owner Response

Mahalo Susan! Glad you had a great stay, now you know how wonderful Kauai is and I’m sure you will return! Aloha! Liz

Reviewed by Susan S.

Wonderful Location in Princeville

You’re minutes from the best beach in Kauai. There’s a shopping center around the corner with a grocery store and fantastic ice cream. You’re within 10 minutes from a number of delicious restaurants. Princeville adventure park is around the corner for ziplining, kayaking, and hiking. Only negatives (which aren’t necessarily negatives for others) are no A/C (ceiling fans did the job but it was a little stuffy) and somewhat unreliable internet (which Liz was very timely in addressing). It was clean, quiet, cozy, close to anything you could need with everything needed for a comfortable stay (high chair, crib, towels, beach toys, outdoor shower and SUPER comfortable beds!) We would DEFINITELY go back. Thanks, Liz!

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review! Sorry about the internet having trouble, hopefully we have it straightened out now! Glad your family enjoyed the house and area! Princeville is a great area because it is close to so many things, I hope you keep us in mind for your next trip to Kauai!

Reviewed by Aidan T. from Hayward, California

Perfect Kauai Vacation Home

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this quiet & lovely cul-de-sac street set in a tranquil but accessible neighborhood with all the amenities anyone could want for a home away from home. It was one of the best stocked kitchens we were fortunate to enjoy & with two adult children accompanying us on their first trip to Kuaui made it especially nice to have the 3 spacious bedrooms & large living room for watching TV & surfing the net via Wifi in the evenings after a full day of activity at all the local attractions.

It was great to have all the sports equipment also available to use for snorkeling & biking to the local grocery. Everything was super convenient & easy to find & the small appliances as well as large ones (washer, dryer, dishwasher) actually worked! It is very obvious throughout the house with all the charming touches that the owners took extra care to consider things for the comfort of their guests which was such a nice feeling to know that we were truly welcomed in their home.

Our hosts were more than gracious & also left us good suggestions on how to get to the nearby beaches and eateries even though we were more than happy to just sit & relax under the many ceiling fans which kept the rooms very comfortable even without air conditioning! That was our only concern but turned out not to be an issue & the house has solar hot water heaters which was also fine ~

We would highly recommend this to any family of 4 or dual couples, although there is a loft area upstairs, we didn’t use it as it was noticeably warmer upstairs than the rest of the house. Two bedrooms share one bath but the master suite is wonderfully large with separate walk-in shower. It was unfortunate that our stay was only limited to 3 days so most definitely be going back for a longer visit as soon as we can get back to this lovely island & charming comfortable vacation home!

Owner Response

Mahalo for the compliments on our Kauai Home, we try to make the house as comfortable as possible so that our guests have a relaxing time on the North Shore. We love Kauai and are very lucky to share it with all our guests, it is always nice to know that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back and spend a longer time, the North Shore is a very special place that offers something for everyone and new adventures at every turn!! Liz and Dave Kukulka

Reviewed by Peggy C.

Right at Home Feel

The two older ladies I traveled with are total neat freaks. This home pleased them to no end. It was tidy, spacious and comfortable, and located in a nice community. We enjoyed shopping at the local Foodmart, where we bought some groceries and some ready-made meals. We ate dinner at home every night and enjoyed sitting and talking about our day’s adventures. One of us went on a trail ride and zipline at the nearby Princeville Ranch. She was the only grandma out there that day and they treated her like a queen.

We didn’t try walking to the beach, but we did drive through the neighborhoods. They are lovely. There were lots of people using the jogging trails and out walking their dogs or pushing baby strollers, this is a great place for families. The property was everything described and more. Some places claim to sleep 7, this one actually has enough beds to do that, and the beds are comfortable. I am recommending this place to friends and relatives, but I mostly want to go back myself, sit out on the patio, listen to the birds, and smell the flowers.

Owner Response

I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our home! We too think Princeville is a wonderful community with alot to offer our guests. The walking trails are especially nice for evening walks and sunsets over the golf course. Staying at a house makes it really nice to have a place to make meals and just relax and enjoy the views! I haven’t tried the zipline adventure yet but have had a number of guests say they really liked it, I will have to put it on my bucket list! Thanks for picking our place out of so many, we hope you keep us in mind when you return! Liz

Reviewed by Janice J.

5 Star All the Way!

This rental home is 5 star perfection! The description matches the reality…and more! Every detail is there; appliances, towels, snorkeling gear, bicycles, etc. The home is very clean and well maintained. My new husband and I felt comfortable and at home the moment we arrived and each evening as we opened the doors to the lanai and felt the trade winds breeze through! The owner has taken care of each detail to ensure a wonderful stay. We snorkeled, took a helicopter ride, strolled the beaches, ziplined, ate at expensive restaurants, and still had time to relax at the home each afternoon for a glass of wine or quick nap! I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives. There are no complaints from us. Thank you for a perfect vacation!

Owner Response

Thanks Elizabeth! So glad to hear that you enjoyed our home as much as we do! We have tried to add those extra touches and amenities so our guests have a great time, it sounds like it is paying off! It is difficult not to have a great time on the North Shore of Kauai, keep us in mind for your next visit! Aloha!

Reviewed by Elizabeth L.

Great Kauai Vacation Home

We come to Kauai about 4Xs a year. This is the first time we rented Liz’s house. It’s great. Roomy, and it has everything we needed. Kitchen is large and has EVERYTHING you need. Awesome home. Thanks Liz.

Reviewed by Bob F.

Great Location to Explore Kauai

My husband, two kids (10 and 13) and I had a wonderful time staying at the house. It is perfectly located to get to lots of different activities – snorkeling, swimming, biking, kayaking, especially on the North side where we spent most of our time. The house was incredibly comfortable and well appointed. We cooked all of our dinners and were pleased to have a fully supplied kitchen. The kids loved the open field in the back and played football in the evenings as we enjoyed a glass of wine on the lanai. Highly recommend the house and hope to visit again in the future.

Owner Response

Love to hear you had a great time at our house! Princeville is a pert location to experience the North Shore. The park out back is t he perfect place to play around! Kauai is a fantastic family destination with all of its adventure and natural beauty. We are always adding new things to keep the house fresh…We would love to have you return to our home! Mahalo…Liz Kukulka

Reviewed by Mindy C.

Exquisite! Nothing Could Be Finer.

Our family of four could not be more pleased with our decision to stay at this property. The house, the yard, the neighborhood, all exactly what we were looking for and all perfectly described in the listing description. We enjoyed so many of the extra items provided by the owners and were especially glad to have instructions to Sea Lodge beach which quickly turned into our Island favorite. Our family spent hours watching the sea turtle swim there, we snorkeled and enjoyed the relative solitude. We renamed the beach “Bird Seed” because the sand there was larger and much easier to brush off than many of the beaches we visited.

So grateful to the people in the neighborhood who were welcoming and full of information useful to our stay on Kauai. As we walked around the neighborhood we met several people who offered information, showed us baby albatross, shared ideas about how to spend our time, and even invited us to stand with them under an eave during a rain shower.

The house is lovely as well as more affordable and accommodating than any other place we looked at. It is filled with wonderful extras. We longed for nothing during our stay. The Customer Service was wonderful and we feel that we have new friends in the owners. We recommend this house to any travelers who are looking for a quality experience in a quiet neighborhood.

Owner Response

Mahalo, for the great review, we work hard to keep our house up to date and pay attention to details so that your vacation is more enjoyable! It is nice to know we are doing the right things, I love helping people have the best vacation with out worries. Sea Lodge beach is a hidden gem in our very own neighborhood…we love it! It’s a little tough in the winter when the surf is high but most other times it is the perfect secluded Kauai Beach…sea turtles and all! Thanks again, remember we always love to welcome back returning guests. Keep us in mind for your next visit, it’s like returning home! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Jenny G. from Dillon, Montana

Our Fourth Stay was Better than Ever

This is our fourth stay at this house over the past seven years and we enjoyed it more than ever. The house is peaceful and comfortable with a lot of thought to details that make it a great place to relax. It’s nice to see the quality of the property improve over the years with upgraded appliances and new furnishings. The owners are investing to keep this a top quality home. The large array of beach chairs, masks & snorkels and other beach items made our visit easy, and saved us a lot. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and is close to all of our favorite beaches. We’re looking forward to next time.

Owner Response

Thanks Tod for the great review! We are always adding or changing something to keep things fresh! I know that when we go on vacation we like a clean updated fresh place to stay that feels like home! Can’t wait to have you back again, it’s always nice to welcome back returning guests…Mahalo, Liz

Reviewed by tod b. from Santa Barbara, CA

Perfect and Wonderful In Every Way

The house was clean and perfect for our stay. We loved everything about the house especially the beach equipment. We’ll be back and tell our friends about your rental house. Thank you!

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review! Our goal is to provide an awesome vacation experience, glad to know we are succeeding!! Can’t wait to have you return! Liz & Dave

Comfortable and Quiet Home Away From Home in Kauai!

This home is very convenient for a stay on the North Shore with a view of the mountains and a peek at the ocean. The beds are comfy and the kitchen nicely equipped for simple food preparations. We enjoyed the walks to the beach and the cliff view. Liz communicates well and responded quickly to our questions. This is a great value for a family or small group, with plenty of privacy.

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review, we try to keep our house comfortable and well supplied for our guests, so glad you enjoyed it! Liz

Reviewed by Debra K.

Our Perfect Vacation in Kauai

What can we say but perfect everything. We had everything at our finger tips. Liz also gave us a local concierge Ho’Okipa to use which Susie helped a lot booking activities. Take time to go go to the Koloa Rum Company. If you want a really nice place to rent this is it and Kauai is beautiful wish we would stayed another week there. Thanks again Liz and Dave

Owner Response

Mahalo for the nice review! We strive to give our guests the best vacation experience they hope for! We love to welcome back returning guests, so keep us in mind for your next visit, I know there will be one!! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Pandora W. from Mohawk

Perfect Place For Our Family Vacation!

Mahalo All Over! The listing was as describe and more! We enjoyed the beautiful patios and outdoor spaces, a perfect place to spend the mornings and evenings! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy family meals together. Thanks for providing the discount card to Foodland! The property was clean and well maintained. There was an unexpected break in the water line that was quickly resolved by the property manager with minimal interruption in our plans. We would recommend this property to our friends and family traveling to Kauai. We enjoyed snorkeling, multiple beaches, Smith’s Luau, Kayaking, paddle boarding, shopping, hiking and the beauty of Hawaii! What a wonderful vacation. Thank you Liz for your help ahead of time in our preparations for this vacation of a life time! Blessings, Joey and Connie Cusenza

Owner Response

Mahalo Joey and family for the kind words! Thrilled you enjoyed your stay, can’t wait to welcome you back! Liz

Reviewed by Joey C.

Loved this Amazing Home Away Home!

We thoroughly enjoyed this home. It was not only beautiful but warm and welcoming. It was centrally located to shopping and restaurants. We had a terrific time in Princeville and felt we had an excellent home to return to after seeing the beautiful sights in the area. Dave and Liz exceeded our expectations in providing an outstanding place to stay.

Owner Response

Aloha Larry, Thank you for the great review, we love hearing that our guests enjoy our home as much as we do! We always try to keep it fresh and updated with extra amenities that make it feel like home. Keep us in mind for your next trip to Kauai, we love welcoming back previous guests! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Larry M. from Carlisle, PA

Great Princeville House

Everything was very good. Enjoyed ourselves. House was lovely and well maintained. We will be back again. Owners of the property were always available to answer our specific questions. Highly recommend!!

Owner Response

Aloha Bruce, Thanks for taking the time to post a review! Keep us in mind for your next trip back to Kauai, it’s the same for everyone, once you visit you can’t wait to return! Mahalo, Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Bruce L.

Beautiful Home in Excellent Princeville, Kauai Location.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 9-day visit to this beautiful Princeville home. We had 7 family members and were able to sleep everyone with the use of the blow-up bed in the loft. The home is very well equipped with all the essentials for cooking. We were also very impressed with the supply of recreational gear including snorkels/fins, boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler, umbrellas and golf clubs. The private patios area very relaxing. The house stayed cool with the many ceiling fans and the excellent window ventilation. All in all a wonderful vacation. Only one small quibble: The “walk to beach” feature, while true, is a little deceptive. The actual hike is pretty challenging and the beach is not much compared to others in the area. Very rocky sand and not a lot of space. We preferred driving to other beaches in the area, of which there were plenty.

Owner Response

Aloha Don…glad you enjoyed our home, we do try to provide all the little things to make it a carefree vacation! Yes our “Walk to the beach” is a bit of a hike but we love the private secluded beach with great snorkeling! It is just one of many, many great beaches!! Mahalo and keep us in mind for another visit! Liz

Reviewed by Donald B.

Liz Saved Our Vacation!

Liz and her Princeville home literally saved our vacation. Showed up on Kauai and the house we originally rented was not even remotely as advertised, so we ended up in a hotel close to midnight with 4 children. Next morning in desperation started looking for a place to stay and still overwhelmed with relief that we found this listing. Called Liz and in just a few hours we had everything worked out and we were able to get in the same day. Very nice home in a cul-de-sac with awesome neighbors/ property managers. Look forward to going back to Kauai and staying here.

Owner Response

Glad we could help you out…you lucked out that we had those dates open! So happy you could salvage your trip and enjoy the true spirit of Kauai!! Liz

Reviewed by Kevin I.

Mountain views and Tradewinds

We were thrilled to have so much space to stretch out and relax at your spacious and comfy Kauai home. The mountain views were awe inspiring, even after the first few days there! It was truly a ‘home away from home’ with everything we needed except perishables which we purchased at Costco airport location and very close by Foodland. Only missed not having AC the first afternoon, but once we opened the house and got the tradewinds blowing and a cool drink, we were in paradise! We certainly hope we can visit again someday! Thanks Liz for sharing your beautiful Kauai jewel!

Owner Response

Mahalo Dianna for taking the time to write a review! Hope to welcome you back when you return to our paradise in Kauai! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Dianna M. from Georgia

Awesome Kauai Vacation

We had a very nice time during our stay in Princeville. Great house to stay in. We loved the location and felt very at home. We used the snorkel equipment, the bikes and the boogie boards and loved the outside shower! The owner was great to work with and the directions to the house and local attractions were very good. Highly recommend this place and we will return one day.

Owner Response

Mahalo, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at our home!

Reviewed by Rebecca D.

Beautiful Princeville Home!

We couldn’t have asked for anything more for our 40th anniversary celebration with family. This home was spotless, in a wonderful location, and so comfortable. Every amenity was provided exactly as described. The beds are very comfy, as was all the furniture. The lanai was a great place to relax between outings. We also appreciated the friendly and helpful neighbors. The very well stocked kitchen made it easy to put meals together too. Nearby shopping and great restaurants in Hanalei Bay area helped as well. I would definitely recommend this property.

Owner Response

Aloha Richard…thanks for the great review, we are always looking for ways to make a better experience for our guests! It is always nice to know we are succeeding! Keep in mind we do offer discounts for returning guests! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Richard R. from Where do you live?

Loved Your Vacation Home!

Loved the house! The amenities and location were great. It was beautifully decorated and had all we needed. Beds were comfortable and the extras like beach gear, bikes, movies, seasoning and activity guides were well appreciated. Thank you!

Owner Response

Mahalo for taking the time to review our property! We love hosting guests and providing a homey comfortable environment to enjoy Kauai!

Reviewed by Victoria L.

Wonderful Family Kauai Holiday!

We stayed in this home in for two weeks in the summer. The house was exactly as advertised and the pictures are accurate. It has a well-stocked kitchen and I especially enjoyed the use of the washer and dryer in the garage. That is a necessity for a busy family that loves the beach! The neighborhood is quiet and the next-door neighbors were friendly and helpful.

Owner Response

Aloha, Thanks so much for the great review! Please keep us on mind for your next visit to Kauai! Liz and Dave Owner

Reviewed by Rebecca B.

Wonderful House For a Kauai Vacation

We had a great time in Kauai, and staying at this beautiful home added greatly to a super vacation. My daughters thought the house looked larger in real-life compared to the pictures but in any case everything was as described. Very comfortable and so well-stocked — from the nice kitchen utensils, dishes, pans etc. to the large assortment of handy stuff they have for playing at the beach, much of which we used and enjoyed. After driving all around the island we decided we liked the North Shore best, which is of course where the house is located. Since my family sleeps in later than me, I spent a lot of time in the mornings on the covered back deck drinking coffee, reading and enjoying the sights and sounds of this lovely island. I can highly recommend staying this home!

Owner Response

Mahalo Dan and Family! Glad you enjoyed your stay and our wonderful little corner of the North Shore! It is our favorite spot too! Please do keep us in mind for your next visit “home” to Kauai! Liz and Dave Kukulka Owners

Reviewed by Dan A.

COULDN’T ASK FOR MORE!! BEST PLACE IN PRINCEVILLE!

Our group of friends had the most amazing time at this home. It literally is equip with every amenity you could possible need. From cooking items in the pantry to snorkel gear, bikes, boogies and every other beach item you need. Far better than staying at a hotel and having to bring or rent everything! It’s all there for you! The location is fantastic and the house is clean, beautifully maintained and just an amazing piece of paradise. You would not be disappointed! Can’t wait to go back. The Tuckers-

Owner Response

Emily….Mahalo nui loa for the kind words! We love sharing our little piece of paradise with guests. It is our goal to provide as many amenities as we can so you don’t have to incure extra costs and time in finding the things! We love welcoming returning guests, we look forward to having you back at our home! Liz and Dave kukulka Owners

Reviewed by Emily C.

Great Location, Lovely Princeville Home

My husband and I had the most wonderful time staying at this Princeville villa. The home is very comfortable and spacious with all the amenities. We were very impressed with all the kitchen utensils and appliances, the board games and all the sport and outdoors equipment available. We bought dinner at Foodland each night and enjoyed our meals on the lanai. Each day we would set off on a new adventure – this home is very centrally located so it was a good spot from which to explore the north coast and beyond. We recommend taking the time to walk to some of the nearby secluded beaches as well as exploring further afield. We had the most fantastic time in Kauai and next time we visit, we will definitely stay here again.

Owner Response

Aloha! So glad you enjoyed your stay! We love sharing our little piece of paradise with our guests, Kauai is so special! We would love to welcome you back in the future 🙂 Liz and Dave Owners

Reviewed by Alex

Our Stay Was Perfect

The owner took care of my questions plus much more. The property worked for us just right. We tried everything we could fit in a week. Don’t miss the shaved ice or the holo holo tour of the Napoli coast. We hope to visit again.

Owner Response

Aloha and thank you for the great review! We are thrilled that the house suited you for your time on Kauai…it is our little piece of paradise! Liz and Dave

Relaxing Getaway From MN Winters!

This is my sixth lengthy stay at this house so it definitely is my “home away”. Feel’s like home as soon as I walk in the door! As I look around for what’s new there is always something…..this year new countertops & kitchen sink. Always clean & well maintained, inside & out! My daughter & son-in-law visited and enjoyed the house & this location too. Think you have new clients as they expressed desire to come back with friends! As always, thanks Liz & Dave for sharing.

Owner Response

Thanks Jan, we love welcoming you and your family back every year! What better place to be in the winter! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Janice H.

Great Vacation Home and Community

Great home and community. The house had so many extras from kitchen staples to the bikes! Good home base for the North Shore. Comfortable, clean and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay.

Owner Response

So happy you enjoyed the house and the North shore! Keep us in mind for your next visit, we love welcoming back our guests! Mahalo! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by A S.

Lovely Home and a Wonderful Setting

We have a nice time at this beautiful home in the perfect setting. We were in walking distance to Foodland, Queen’s Bath and golf. The home was clean, well maintained, and just the right size for the 4 of us. We would definitely recommend this home and look forward to staying there again in the future.

Owner Response

Mahalo, we would love to welcome you back to our home! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by stambj S.

You Will Love It Here!

We are so glad we chose to stay in this beautiful home! The layout of the home is great, the décor is lovely, and the house itself has everything you need for a fantastic stay. We enjoyed eating breakfast out on the very private patio while listening to the birds, and on our walks around the neighborhood we even saw albatross. The home is a perfect base for exploring Kauai. What a relaxing vacation! This is infinitely better than staying in a hotel. The homeowners provided excellent customer service, too!

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review, it is nice to hear that our guests enjoy the house as much as we do! Keep us in mind for the next time you are in Kauai! Liz and Dave Kukulka

Reviewed by Ann S.

Perfect Get Away

This home was perfect for my husband and I, our daughter, son in law and two grandchildren. It was very clean and well appointed with all the necessities. When we arrived there was a nice welcome basket with snacks, coffee and champagne! The kitchen had all the cooking accessories and basic food staples. We used the BBQ a lot and had our meals on the dining patio. The location was in a lovely neighborhood in Princeville close to Sea Lodge Beach (a gem!). The garage was full of lots of toys…snorkeling, boogie boards, beach chairs, spare golf clubs, bikes. Since it was pretty warm, the extra portable fans in addition to the ceiling fans were very welcome. The upstairs loft was good for the kids and the puzzles…but it got pretty warm up there. We were very happy with our stay and highly recommend this property for a small group.

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope you keep us in mind for a return visit! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by JimJ from Santa Rosa, California

Awesome Vacation Rental!!!

We had an awesome 9 days in this beautiful, clean and well maintained home. Liz was great from the start. This was our first time staying on the north side and I have to say that we did find paradise!! We had plenty of room for our family of four. So many amenities are included with this house. Neighbors were very friendly and the girls enjoyed playing with their sweet dog. I have already recommended this property to several friends. Needless to say, we will be returning and hope to stay at this wonderful property again.

Owner Response

Andrea, mahalo for the wonderful review! It is nice to know that your family had a great time on the North Shore of Kauai and you enjoyed our home. We love to welcome back returning guests, we look forward to having you! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Andrea A. from Corona

A Wonderful Family Vacation

The two weeks we spent at this lovely, spacious family home were memorable in so many wonderful ways. It’s everything promised by the photos, the description, the reviews, and then some – a superbly equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, spotlessly clean, an abundance of beach gear, loads of books to enjoy including really helpful and current guides to the island, friendly and helpful neighbors… the list goes on and on.

Out back is a large open park where our two girls enjoyed running and kicking a soccer ball, and grabbing a few mangoes from the tree on the other side. Then there were the wild jungle fowl, and the noisy red-headed cardinals, nirvana for the young bird-nut in our family. While it’s not within sight of the ocean, there are amazing secluded beaches within easy (if steep!) walking or jogging distance, and you are a short and lovely drive from all else further along the North Shore, in Hanalei and beyond. We explored it all!

Princeville is a lovely verdant and upscale neighborhood with all amenities close by, and great walking, biking or jogging if that’s your thing. But it was some of the other simpler touches that really made it for us – lots of fresh towels, soap in all the bathrooms, plenty of basics in the kitchen, and a kind and easy-going owner who made us feel like old friends borrowing their home. The night a tropical storm was thought likely to cause some havoc on the island, Liz called just to make sure we knew where the candles were in case the power went out. Well, the storm passed us by with little more than a sprinkle of rain but that thoughtful gesture sealed the deal.

We cannot recommend this VRBO property enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and we hope to return to relive the happiest of memories some day.

Owner Response

Wow, mahalo for the great review! I’ve been doing this for 9 years now and it is nice to hear that it is working so well for our guests. We love welcoming back return guests so do keep us in mind for your next visit! Mahalo, Liz and Dave

Reviewed by James K.

Wonderful Home in Princeville!

We were a family of 6 adults celebrating a family reunion and this place was perfect! The owner, Liz, provided accurate and useful information and quick replies to any questions. The house was immaculate and in a quiet neighborhood near a beautiful walking path, bike route and stores. The kitchen had every item you could imagine and we enjoyed eating outside on the patio. The house was spacious enough to allow people private space as well as hotly contested board games( discovered upstairs in the house). We loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting the North Shore

Owner Response

Thrilled you enjoyed your stay in our home! Please keep us in mind for your next visit to Kauai! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by David J. from Essex ,VT USA

Great Home in Princeville

The house was great, had all the extras and plenty of room for our group to spread out. It was pretty warm this week, so the only downside was no air conditioning which is pretty common on Kauai. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review! Sorry the heat was so bad, we’ll keep that in mind and try and figure out a solution!

Reviewed by Shelly W.

Great Home Base for a Wonderful Kauai Holiday

A great home away from home with lots of space and all the amenities you could want or need for extended stays incl. full kitchen, bbq, patio, laundry, internet, TV, stereo, bikes, a lots of beach stuff (snorkeling gear, kids toys, umbrellas, lots of beach towels, etc.). Princeville location is great (especially with a vehicle) with provides quick access to lots of sights, grocery, restaurants, etc. in the North, and easy drive down to the South of the island. For those with young children, it sounds like the child’s playground at Princeville is one of the few on the island and it was great for our 3.5 yr old. Liz was very responsive and accommodating and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend this house to others!

Owner Response

Aloha and Mahalo for the great review! Dave and I try to provide the most comfortable setting for the best vacation experience at our home! We know it is nice to have everything there and not have to rent all those extras for your vacation. Nice to know we are reaching our goal!

Reviewed by James C.

We Loved Your Home

We loved this place. The decor and attention to detail was amazing. Everything we might have needed for fun on the island was in the garage, including beach chairs and bicycles. Liz, the owner was easy to work with and quick to respond to any questions. Definitely 5 stars.

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review! It is nice to know that all of our hard work and attention to detail pays off for our guests! We just want to make every experience the best it can be! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Norman B.

A Perfect Place To Play and Relax!

We spent a few days on the North shore of Kauai and overall had a wonderful time in this home. The house is big and beautiful and clean, and the little backyard is a delight with frequent visits from adorable exotic birds and lizards. Most importantly, the house has everything you could ever need to help you enjoy your vacation. There are many snorkel kits, boards, towels, bikes etc available for the guests as well as a broad and informative collection of guide books about the island. Perfect for those like us who didn’t really prepare their trip much!! We didn’t meet the owners but Liz provided helpful tips prior to our arrival and the next door neighbors were very friendly and welcoming.

The only downfall _ for us _ was that Princeville itself is really a resort town, with little character and the only restaurants/bars we could find were located within big hotel resorts, time shares or golf courses. Of course, this has nothing to do with the house itself, which is awesome, and this is something we would have known if we had done more research online prior to our trip. But I thought this info may benefit other last-minute vacation planners like ourselves! Again, overall, this house has all the convenience in the world and I highly recommend it.

Owner Response

Aloha Ann and thank you for the great review, we strive to make our guests comfortable and their vacation memorable. I’m sorry you were disappointed in the Princeville area, there are other restaurants in Hanalei and Kapaa but all the great beaches are here on the North shore! I have been meaning to write my recommendations for guests and I think now I will, please consider giving the North shore another try, you won’t regret it!! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Anne-Ruxandra c.

Comfy, Clean, and Fun!

We spent a week in Kauai and found the house to be perfect for our family. It was well stocked with fun beach toys that really enhanced our stay ( the yellow boogie board will have a special place in our family history since our four year old fell in love with boogie boarding on it 🙂 . The kitchen had everything you could want and more and the overall feel of the place was warm and welcoming . Liz was super helpful and we can’t wait to come back!

Owner Response

Aloha and mahalo for the great review! Love to hear that our guests are enjoying the house as much as we do! Can’t wait to welcome you and your family back!! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Jessica H.

Fully Furnished Tropical Home on North Shore of Kauai

Staying in a quiet neighborhood in a beautifully decorated and well-appointed home worked out perfectly for our family of 2 young adults and 2 parents. We stayed for one week in late August and thoroughly enjoyed the island. We shopped local farmer’s markets and grocery stores, did most of our own cooking in the fully equipped kitchen then set up our dining on the patio. The garage full of snorkeling and beach supplies gave us an easy and successful time for our memorable adventures to Ke’e, Tunnels, Anini, and Poi’ pu beaches and we returned home to the fun and functional outdoor shower over and over. We also loved biking through the neighborhoods (just to explore or in search of the best sunset venue) using the available bicycles.

Reviewed by Leslie C.

Our Big Group was No Problem

I had stayed at this lovely house before, with two of my elderly friends. It was so much fun to go back with a large family group. We filled all the beds, but never felt crowded. The couch was big enough for all of us to sit and watch a movie together. The younger members of our party (in their 20s) were able to walk to the beaches and to Queen’s Bath, and they enjoyed walking at night as well. We always felt safe.

The neighbors were friendly. Staying in a neighborhood is so much quieter and homey than a hotel. We also spent a lot of time in a van, just driving all over the island sightseeing. Princeville worked fine as a headquarters for our adventures. Most of our activities were do-it-yourself, the younger people were on a budget.

Everything they needed was at the house. One of our favorite things was breakfast at the Kountry Kitchen in Kapaa. Another favorite was Hanalei Gourmet (great place for lunch). We tried two of the restaurants in the shopping center in Princeville (good!) and it seems like we stopped at the ice cream shop there every day. But mostly we enjoyed shopping at the grocery store there and using the spacious, well stocked kitchen at the house to cook for ourselves. (Fresh pineapple and bacon for breakfast!!!)

Owner Response

Aloha Janice, It was great to have you back to our home! Have a wonderful Holiday, we hope to welcome you back again! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Janice J.

Perfect house in paradise

I do at least 1-2 vacation rentals a year, usually going thru local prop company. This was my first HomeAway experience. Liz and Dave’s house was far and above the best rental I’ve stayed in. It didn’t live like a rental. Felt like we were in someone’s well kept and well equipped home. Tastefully furnished. Well equipped kitchen for home cooking. Plenty of linens. Lots of beach equipment and bikes. All stuff you would pay extra other spots. And Kauai north shore was awesome. We visited several local beaches on foot, a few on bikes, and two that were less than 15 min car ride. Cannot say enough about the property and the neighborhood. Oh, and the Christmas tree was gravy on top. Well done, folks. Thanks for an outstanding stay. Mahalo and mele kalikimaka.

Owner Response

Mele Kalikimaka and Happy New Year! Mahalo for the wonderful review, it is nice to know that we are reaching our goals of providing a fully equipped, comfortable home for our guests! I can’t believe we have been doing this for 10 years now and it still is so rewarding to know we have been a part of many happy, relaxing vacations. Thank you again, we would love to welcome you back sometime! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Ann W.

Amazing Location and Home

Our stay in Kauai was the best ever. The house had everything we needed for the beach, no extra rentals to add to the budget, it was awesome! Our grandkids were with us for part of the time and we had beach toys, blankets, floaties and boogie boards for the beach. Our favorite beaches, Anini and Hanalei Bay beach were just a short drive away. In the evenings we rode the bikes that were at the house to see the baby albatross that nest in the neighborhood. It truly was a home away from home experience, Loved it and will return!

Reviewed by liz k.

Beautiful Home with Many Extras

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful home. The location was great, particularly because some of us were hiking the Na Pali Coast. The restaurant of the family visited the nearby beaches using the available beach chairs, umbrellas, body boards, etc or played board games and put together puzzles in the home while we were camping on the Kalalau Beach. After our hike, the home served as a perfect base of operations to explore the entire island.

I initially thought that we would eat out a lot more, but we only ended up eating out for 2 meals due to the great kitchen in the home. We grilled salmon and steaks using the grill and baked all sorts of great dishes using spices already in the home (we only had to buy a couple spices and then left them for others to enjoy). There was an outdoor shower that everyone fought over after returning from the beach. What seemed like an endless supply of towels and a great washer and drier proved super convenient as well.

The neighbors were also very nice, but not overbearing. One gave us extra bananas they had just picked and another couple became quick friends with my parents, providing all sorts of tips on things to see and do on the island. My kids LOVED the bike with an extension for another person to ride (essentially a 2-seat bike). We would wake up early and ride it to some of the nearby beaches and even to the grocery store once. Overall – a fantastic place to stay on one of the most beautiful places in the world. Will definitely try to stay in this home next time we visit the island.

Reviewed by Bridger A.

Relaxing Stay

Our family thoroughly loved our stay at Liz’s vacation rental. Beautiful home with all the conveniences anyone would want. There was plenty of swim toys (snorkel gear, beach mats, boogie boards, etc.). The home has great air circulation on those hot humid days, unlike a condo that has common walls and poor ventilation.

One super amenity is the little private beach at the end of Keoniana Road. An easy walk and practically empty throughout the day. The sand is course shells and not nearly as sticky as the fine sands on other popular beaches. This beach is in my opinion the best snorkeling beach on the north shore. Another plus is that the adjoining neighbors went out of there way to make us feel welcome and share regional secrets you don’t find in the tour books. We made some new friends. If we ever come back to Kauai this is definitely where we will stay.

Owner Response

Aloha John and family, we are thrilled you enjoyed the house and the North Shore! It is our little piece of paradise and we love sharing it with all of our guests! Our neighbors warm welcome is the icing on the cake! We love welcoming our guests back to our home so do keep us in mind for your return trip…mahalo! Liz and Dave Kukulka

Reviewed by John P. from Helena

High Quality, Quiet, and Comfortable

We had a great but too short stay. The house is nicely located and the outside areas are private. Kitchen is well equipped. We made many meals here. Very quiet neighborhood. We took advantage of the beach chairs and towels. Loaded them in the car trunk and left them there for the stay. While the whole house is great the master bedroom is really the best bedroom. We were traveling as two couples so it was just a bit awkward to decide about who gets the front bedroom without the bath and the master with. Not a big deal. Enjoy your stay.

Reviewed by Kenneth K.

Great Family Vacation Home

We just spent a week in Kauai with this rental as our home base. We’ve rented many properties on Kauai over the years and this is a favorite. The location is convenient, the setting is lovely with a private backyard garden sitting/dining area and a great outdoor shower. The home is extremely well equipped (including beach equipment and bikes), really one of the best in all our travels. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is really large, and there is plenty of room for all to spread out…which we needed given the record breaking rain during our visit. Thanks to the family for sharing their home!

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review, we strive to go above and beyond with our home and it is nice to know that we are succeeding with it! The rains and floods that happened during your stay was unprecedented and it will take some time for the North Shore to recover. Thanks you again and remember we love welcoming back past guests to their home away from home! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Jennifer G.

Great Home for a Family Vacation

This place was perfect for our extended family of 4 adults and 2 toddlers. The location was perfect for easy access to food shopping, beaches and other parts of the north shore. It was also very quiet. One nice feature is a big grassy open field out behind the house which was rarely used by anyone but us.

Great place for the kids to runaround and play and to star gaze at night.. The house has everything you could want. Lots of beach toys, snorkeling gear, boogie boards,, bicycles (5 I think), toys for kids, games, puzzles. There is a pack and play with a mattress and it looked like there was a stroller which we did not use. The kitchen was very well stocked with condiments and cooking utensils. Probably had ;more gadgets, containers, cooking utensils than my own kitchen. The owners get back to you right away with answers to questions and are eager to fix any problems.

Owner Response

Mahalo for the great review! Can’t wait to welcome your family back to our little piece of paradise! Liz and Dave

Reviewed by Diana L.

Highly Recommend

We had a great time staying at this home. It was very nice and in a nice neighborhood. They had everything you could think of. I must of missed something though, because I’m not sure how you could walk to the beach from there. It would be quite a walk. We did have to drive everywhere but that seems pretty normal for Kauai. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay here again!

Owner Response

Thanks for the review! Yes, you can walk to Sea Lodge beach from the house, its less than a mile but you have to hike down a path along the ocean to find the secluded beach. Probably not the best for small children and older people:( . Also Queen’s Bath is just a short bike ride away…I do have maps in our House Guide book. Now that gives you good reason to have to come back and stay with us, always something new to discover!!

Reviewed by Jannifer Q.