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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Did You See Our Wonderful Kai Hale on TV?

It was so exciting to watch HGTV’s recent episode of House Hunters on Vacation. The Kyle family from Maryland had the amazing opportunity to come to Kauai and visit our wonderful vacation rental home, Kai Hale. One of the many great parts of the program was seeing the family’s faces light up every time they stepped into another room. And when they realized they were only 15 steps to the beach, we could feel their excitement right through the television!

This got us thinking. Our guests love Kauai so much they often leave us comments on our Facebook page and write us letters saying how much they Enjoy staying at our accommodations. This inspiration got us excited about putting together a collection of “Fun Things Our Guests Say” about the amazing experiences they have with Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc. For us, it’s like having a living, breathing collection of Fun Memories that we are part of, and excited to share with you in this week’s Feature story. It also lets our other Friends learn first-hand about holidays others are having, so they can start planning an equally great holiday for themselves. And when you are ready to get your travel plans together, remember… we are always here to assist you!

Here on Kauai, vacation memories grow larger the moment you step off the plane. Is it the wonderful tropical air? The vibrant flowers, plants and trees that fill every scene in your holiday? Or could it be the waterfalls, bright blue ocean, and miles of relaxing beaches that help you unwind? Or maybe, just maybe… it is all these things and more! With 34+ years of helping guests create amazing vacations for family and friends, we invite you to close your eyes for a second, then open them up again and get ready for our “Kauai Flashback” – a collection of fun stories from our Friends, starting with…

Kai Hale on Anini Beach 

“Wow.” “This place is great.” “Oh my…” These are the resounding comments the Kyle family said when they toured Kai Hale on Anini Beach. Located on Kauai’s North Shore, House Hunters On Vacation called this wonderful place Oceanside Escape. Anini Reef is the second largest reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Great for kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and more. The beach is literally 15 steps from the backyard and no matter which window you gaze out from, you’ll see bright green foliage, colorful flowers, and the breathtaking bright blue Pacific Ocean.

Kai Hale has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and sleeps 6 people on several levels. The stunning home’s sliding glass doors from the living room to the wrap around lanai disappear into the wall, creating the ultimate indoor/outdoor experience. Best part is … You can stay here too! If you didn’t get a chance to see HGTV’s program, take a look at Kai Hale, here!

Look How Beautiful The East Side Is – Especially At Kauai Beach Villas G-20

There is absolutely something amazing about coming to Kauai and staying by the ocean. The waves at night are relaxing, and being moments away from the sand after breakfast is the ideal way to start the day. On Kauai’s East Side, you can spend hours walking on “Ke Ala Hele Makalae,” which means “The path that goes by the coast.” The paved path hugs one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. Our Friends who stay in Wailua love the East Side, especially when they stay at Kauai Beach Villas G20.

Here’s what they say:“We loved [Kauai Beach Villas] G20 during our recent stay … There's beautiful new and modern furniture throughout … This ground floor corner unit is the perfect oceanfront location where we spent a lot of time sitting on the new lanai furniture watching the sunrise right in front of us … The management company is wonderful and extremely helpful … We will absolutely stay here again soon!! The Kauai Beach Villas complex is immaculately maintained and extremely peaceful!!”
Wow! That makes us want to spend the day in Wailua! You, too? Before we head over, let’s also see what other guests say about…

The Fun That Awaits Us In Poipu – Sunset Kahili #403

Poipu Beach on the South Shore is home to some of Kauai’s greatest beaches: Baby Beach, Brennecke's Beach, Shipwreck's Beach, and more! Poipu is also home to two 18-hole golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and … our wonderful destination, the Sunset Kahili condos. Relax to the sound of waves and tropical breezes from the comfort of your own private Lanai. We are in agreement when we think about how amazing it is to awaken every day and see this view through the window to paradise. Here’s what our recent guests have to say:

“We stayed in [Sunset Kahili] #403 for 2 weeks in June of 2012. Amazing, totally amazing views! From our lanai we could watch the turtles … just a short walk to a fabulous beach. Fully appointed, this condo has it all. Even the bed was comfy. KVR is great to work with, very professional and well, just made our first trip to Kauai incredible!”                                                                                                                   
What a wonderful thing to hear! This letter really brightened our day and reminded us how fulfilling it is to help people from all over the world find amazing places where they Enjoy well deserved vacations. Kauai Vacation Rentals has something for everyone’s budget throughout the East Side, West Side, South Shore, and the North Shore, too!

Plantation at Princeville 1521

If you love great food, amazing views, golf, massages and more, Princeville on the North Shore is your next vacation destination. Enjoy Hanalei Bay, Haena Beach Park, and Ke’e Beach at the end of the [main] road. Princeville is close to surfing, shopping, and great food; with breathtaking views that greet you around every corner.

Plantation at Princeville 1521 is close to everything. Located in the heart of the Princeville resort community, this condo is near a walking path, the library, the Makai Golf Club, and Princeville Shopping Center. There is a fitness center right in the complex and Kauai’s famous white sand beaches are a short drive away. Other nearby activities include air tours, horseback riding, hiking, and a seabird refuge.  

“We had a great time at this property. Very nice and well furnished. Beds were very comfortable and [the] lanai was great for breakfast and dinners with the family. Many extras provided for guests [include] beach mats and beach towels. We had a fantastic time. Thanks Kauai Vacation Rentals.”

And The One That Wins the Prize for Making Us Laugh The Hardest

Hale 'O Ka Nalu Po'i is a vacation home that feels like an amazing dream. It sits on over an acre of land on Kauai’s beautiful South Shore, complete with marble walkways … offering ultimate luxury, comfort, and privacy. Seriously.  Take a look at the photo and ask yourself … when I wake up in the morning, do I want to go for a swim in the pool … Have lunch on the lanai … Explore the tidepools along the coastline … Or relax on the sandy beach and watch sea turtles and dolphins play off shore?

OMG – what will I do tomorrow??

Yes, this is a home every vacationer wants to Enjoy over and over again.  Every day is an exciting adventure when you’re staying at Hale 'O Ka Nalu Po'i.  When we said close your eyes and open them again, imagine opening them and seeing this view every day! And that’s before you even head out to explore the rest of Kauai’s incredible South Shore!  In Poipu, guests Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, sailing, fishing, surfing, shopping, tennis, golf, and oh so much more.

So what made us laugh so hard?

Guests from California said, “My sisters and I thoroughly loved this home. It exceeded our expectations. The view from all directions is breathless. I never slept so well! I'll have memories of this home forever."  Guests from Washington said, "Thank you for sharing your exquisite house. Although we've traveled around the world, we've never found a place quite so special. It's a great place to get away from it all."  And the funniest? “Thanks for allowing us to stay at your wonderful home. Sorry for the scratches on the front walkway that I left with my fingernails … They had to drag me kicking and scratching back into the rental car to force me back to the airport for our return trip home to Wisconsin!"

More Than A Dream – Now Is A Great Time To Visit Kauai! 

It is both exciting and rewarding to read about the fun times we help create for our guests. Now that summer is winding up on the mainland, we want to remind you the
 Fun is just getting started here on Kauai, and that means now is also a great time to organize your end of summer travel.

Bring the family, take a break after getting the kids off to college, and take a moment to slow down and Enjoy the excitement and thrills Kauai offers all year round.
If you love music, come to the Westin Princeville’s 3rd Annual Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival on September 22nd, featuring great jazz music under the stars.

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert every weekend in September, where you can "Tune Your World to Aloha" while appreciating the feeling of letting go and easing into Kauai’s relaxing pace. In October, the Kapaa Business Association presents the two-day Coconut Festival with Polynesian and coconut-themed entertainment, food, crafts, games, and contests.  Wow! What a wonderful way to celebrate the summer of 2012, Kauai-style!
You ready to come for a visit? Start choosing your next vacation home on our website, here! We look forward to seeing you!
-Aloha!