Puu Poa Condo 412:
Considered the best of the 56 units in Kauai's best vacation rental condo - 2,180 square feet of completely private (only moon & stars look down on its penthouse level ocean decks) space. Because of Puu Poa's arcing design almost all of 412's interior space faces directly toward the legendary Bali Hai vista and fantastic sunsets. This unique penthouse corner end unit sits at the ocean edge on two sides, affording 270 degree views of the ocean through window walls from the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, and two open decks. Unique huge sloped dining room picture window, two kitchen windows give more views of ocean, surfers, migrating whales, fabulous rainbows. No wonder the builder-developer of Puu Poa, Bruce Stark, selected this unit 412 as his personal home for six years....
Commercial grade Central Air-Conditioning System quietly and evenly serves all rooms, delivered via in-wall & in-ceiling insulated ducting. This is NOT a simple wall-mounted "split" A/C unit, nor use of conventional "room" A/C units. Ceiling fans in living room, dining room, both bedrooms are alternative means of climate control when trade winds are favorable; allowing guests to then open the window walls and enjoy soothing sound of waves breaking on beautiful white sand Hideaways Beach immediately below.
Deluxe plumbing fixtures throughout with double width side-by-side whirlpool bath, open showering area with seven body spray heads, extensive mirrors, two head main bath shower stall, quiet large capacity front-loading washer & dryer, one piece toilets, supplemental 80 gallon hot water heater. Custom designed furniture & artwork to fit geometry & mood of each room, including ten section living room sofa with 10' high Bali Hai tapestry, four panel dining room koi mural, Hawaiian Koa wood cabinets in kitchen and dining room, master bedroom king size platform bed with back lit shoji screen wall featuring koi-etched glass panels. Heavy glass dining & cocktail height tables & chairs, two chaise lounges, two blue rope sling relaxation chairs, 11 foot diameter market umbrella,
large commercial 220 volt stainless steel electric barbecue on the two ocean decks.
64" high definition 3-D plasma TV in living room with TiVo-like digital video recorder, Blu-Ray 3-D DVD Player & Receiver, Mirage six speaker surround sound array, 55" HD flat panel TV in master bedroom with DVD player and Yamaha 41 speaker surround sound bar, 50" HD flat panel TV in second bedroom. All premium high definition channels that are available to users on Kauai are included in the cable subscription for all three TV's. Separate Yamaha-Niles-TEAC-LogiTech-Pioneer stereo system selectively delivers music and worldwide internet radio stations to ocean lanai deck, living room, dining room, kitchen, both bedrooms as you wish. Library of 100+ DVDs includes many filmed nearby on Kauai.
Widespread use of seductive recessed lighting in living room over ten section sofa, in cathedral ceiling coves, over four panel dining room mural, over Bali Hai painting, over kitchen Corian countertops & electronic cook top, over master bedroom headboard. Remote-controlled Japanese lantern on atrium deck, rope lighting on railings of both decks, starlights surround base of master bedroom platform bed add romantic touch.
Three two-line telephones with local answering machines in the dining room and both bedrooms provide our Guests with toll-free long distance service to all 50 States and Canada. Second bedroom has desk with computer, flat panel monitor, high speed internet service, HP Laser printer, fax machine. Latest "N" standard wireless WiFi broadband internet service in all rooms and two ocean decks of 412.
A Virtual Tour & Slide Show documenting the extraordinary view lines & features of Penthouse 412 can be provided to interested parties by contacting the owners. This virtual tour of 412 can be viewed at www.puupoa412.com. We hope to be honored by your presence.
Number of Bedrooms: 2
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Number of Bathrooms: 2
- Air Conditioning in All Rooms
- Direct Bali Hai Views from Most Rooms
- Two Private Open Ocean Decks
- Deluxe Furnishings & Electronics
- Gourmet Koa Wood Kitchen
Be a king or queen in Princeville
From the moment you book till your last minute you will be impressed with the penthouse condo and its owners. Dick Goode goes above and beyond to make your stay the very best. You receive a pack of maps,guidebooks,20 page condo info and a feeling of confidence with your choice of unit 412. Unlike other units at Puu Poa, Dick leaves snacks,wine,k-cups and a pantry full of spices and other helpful cooking supplies. Ocean views from the terrace and also side dining windows are second to none. Having A/C is also a luxury when coming back from the beach in late afternoon. Most units at complex don't have A/C and the owners take on a huge electric bill to provide it to their guests. Beach chairs and snorkeling gear are of high quality and were used every day at hideaways beach below condo. Electric grill on terrace worked perfectly and was as clean as our grill back home. We grilled fresh fish 3 nights and you can too,just go to the Dolphin fish market in Hanalei. Want the worlds best Danish stop at Hanalei bread company,made fresh in house every day!!! No matter what you do all day about an hour before sundown pour yourself a drink and relax on the terrace for the amazing sunset. 412 is the best of the best and worth the extra $$$ when comparing it to all units at Puu Poa and even the St Regis next door. If you still are unsure about choosing this penthouse reach out to Eleanor and Dick with any questions, trust me they will impress even the worlds most seasoned traveler. We are in the process of booking our trip back next year.
~ Sherry & Bill
PP412 is the tops!
Top notch, top quality, top level, top of the world! This was our 6th visit to PP412 and every time has been better than the last. The Goodes continue to make improvements (although it's pretty hard to improve on perfection!) that make this our favorite place to stay on vacation. Thank you Dick and Eleanor for yet another fantastic visit.
~ Mel & Kathleen from Seattle
Fantastic in every way...
This was one of the best vacations my husband and I have ever had, and a large part of it was because of our stay in Penthouse 412. The condo is perched high with really amazing views of Bali Hai that I'm pretty sure no one else in the complex has. The interior is very comfortable and inviting, and the kitchen is very well equipped so that we had everything we needed to be able to cook dinners and make cocktails if we felt like staying in. The owners, Dick and Eleanor, are true professionals and thought of everything to make our vacation fabulous. The entire process from booking the property to the very last day of our stay was smooth and problem-free. Everything was well thought out and planned for. Dick was always super nice and very responsive anytime we had questions or concerns.
As for location of the complex, it is perfectly situated in Princeville with easy access to Hanalei. It is within walking distance to the beautiful St. Regis Hotel, where you can have dinner or enjoy cocktails with the most amazing views. Lots of couples get engaged here, and I can see why. There is also access to beautiful beaches. again within walking distance. During our two weeks in Kauai, we hiked the Kalalau Trail, went horseback riding, took an excursion on a catamaran, hiked around Waimea Canyon, shopped, and ate at some lovely restaurants. To be able to return from our excursions to our lovely condo each day with the amazing views was nothing short of paradise. We hope to return in 2016 to our happiest of happy places!
~ Sonia & Alan from Massachusetts
This was the most fabulous, amazing, memorable, and perfect vacation we have ever
had. The location of the penthouse couldn't be better. We were only a few minutes
from Hanalei where there are plenty of dining options to choose from if you don't feel
like cooking in the condo, your options are endless. Every kitchen utensil you could dream of could be found in one of the drawers or cabinets.
Even if you decide to make a few cocktails at home, there is an ice machine on the
Refrigerator door, and not to mention, a Margaritaville frozen drink blender on the
counter (some restaurants don't even have one!). The view from BOTH (yes there are
two!) lanais are out of this world. When you are watching the beautiful sunset from
either one, if you look down, you can see people standing on the grass below trying to
get as good of a view that you have. If sunsets aren't for you, perhaps you would like
watching the sea turtles or surfers in the ocean with one of two binoculars or a
telescope. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, as are both bathrooms. Who
doesn't like a whirlpool tub or a giant shower with more than four shower heads? Talk
about a vacation! You would spend a lot more money per night if you rented from a five
star resort, most of which don't have a full kitchen or ocean view such as the 412
Penthouse. There are so many perks listed in the description of this rental, and every
single one of them is accurate. The pictures don't do it justice; the Penthouse is straight
out of a magazine.
But what really made this the most wonderful experience we have ever had...are the
owners, Dick and Eleanor. I have never rented from this caliber of people, and I'm sure
I will never meet anyone as special as they are. The entire rental, from check-in to
check-out to returning our deposit, was seamless. The organization and planning that
they put into your experience at the 412 Penthouse is out of this world. It never felt like
we were renting a condo for five days - it felt like we were staying in someone's home,
always feeling their hospitality, generosity, and kindness with each waking moment, and
knowing we were privileged guests to have the opportunity to spend our honeymoon on
Kauai in their Penthouse. Dick and Eleanor made this vacation perfect for us. We are so
grateful to have had the opportunity to stay in Penthouse 412, and cannot thank them
enough. Dick and Eleanor, you are amazing people!!! xoxo
~ Elizabeth & Phil
We have stayed in beautiful places all over the world but this was one of the very best!
The location is absolutely perfect: sweeping views of Bali Hai, Hanalei Bay, and the cliffs
and coral reefs directly below the condo.
You'll have a hard time getting up the motivation to leave the lanai and go to town. But
do it because the area is spectacular. I walked to the Makai Golf course and drove to the
Prince course only 5 minutes away. The charming village of Hanalei is a short drive
through beautiful countryside. Great places to eat abound, but for our money, cooking
on the lanai couldn't be beat.
The accommodations are exceptional. The appliances, furniture, and decorations are first
rate. The owners have excellent taste and have created an peaceful and beautiful
environment. The condo has absolutely everything you would need.
I have stayed in many vacation rentals and the results are mixed. After spending a lot of
money on places that didn't live up to their description we were about ready to stop
renting from the online sources. But this experience changed our minds! On top of that,
the owners, Dick and Eleanor, were by far the best owners that we have ever dealt with.
Dick provides the most helpful guides to how to enjoy your stay that I have ever
We didn't do much in the 10 days we were there: golf, snorkeling, hiking, watching
movies, bird watching, dining, exploring...well, I guess we did do a lot! It just seemed so
We go to Maui every year since our son lives there, but Kauai is now our favorite! We're
already making plans for next year!
~ Andy & Cindy, California
Stayed May 2014
Our stay was amazing! The condo was beautifully furnished with a truly spectacular 180
degree view. The condo is extremely large and easily accommodated two couples.
Everything we needed was provided including a huge 3D TV, extensive DVD library,
DVR, and great sound system. The kitchen had a new dishwasher (extremely quiet!)
and new microwave. On Kauai, it is often difficult to find condos with air conditioning,
so we really appreciated this condo's excellent A/C system. It was evident that the
owners take great pride in their condo and continue to invest in upgrades. We enjoyed
many evenings gazing at the rugged Na Pali peaks while eating dinner on the patios, yes
there are two patios! We were within walking distance of a nice snorkeling beach, the
St Regis hotel (for spa time and great dining) and easy driving distance from Hanalei,
The owners Dick and Eleanor were lovely to work with. Dick is truly the most
accommodating and organized owner we have ever rented from! He is a wealth of
information and goes out of his way to assure everything is perfect during your stay.
Our trip couldn't have been better!
Dick and Eleanor, thank you for sharing your home
with us and making this a wonderful memory. We look forward to returning next time
we are in Kauai.
~ Rhonda & Jeff, California
Stayed May 2014
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights, and couldn't have asked for a better place
to stay to round out our two week trip through Maui and Kauai. Puu Poa is located in
Princeville, on the north shore conveniently near Hanalei (within driving distance).
This condo will blow you away when you walk in the door. It's bigger than it appears,
has incredible space, and is incredibly comfortable. Dick has clearly spared no expense
to make certain that everything is in place to assure a perfectly smooth stay for the
The condo was perfectly clean upon arrival, and exceeded our expectations. The best
part about this condo is that it's on the top level, and on the corner, so you get 180
degree views towards Hanalei to the west and towards the east. The other condos don't
have that view. The condo is fully stocked, with instructions for use on everything in the
condo. They even have a 3D TV, though you'll be outside exploring for most of the time.
It's possible to sleep with the balcony doors open at night so you can hear the ocean.
Some condos had enclosed the balcony, which we weren't interested in.
It's clear that Richard, the owner, is making investments to continue to upgrade his
condo. If you were to ask me for a critique, the only thing that could perhaps be
upgraded in the future is the upgrade of the master bathroom. Though don't get me
wrong, it's a super nice bathroom with an open shower and Jacuzzi tub, just has a few
years on it, that's all. ,
Either way, this place is worth it, reserve early because it sells out. Enjoy the amazing
sunsets on either deck, you'll be spending a bit of time out there. Oh, and don't forget
to check the snorkeling out on the beach below Puu Poa, called Hideaways...perfect little
beach, often all to yourself.
~ Nick & Susan, Baltimore, MD
Stayed January 2014
My wife and I just returned from our week in Kauai. Such a beautiful island from end to
end. Without a doubt, I can say that the highlight of our Honeymoon was our time
we saw the beautiful double carved glass entry doors, we knew we had just arrived in
in paradise. As others have said in their reviews, everything you have seen so far in the
pictures are completely accurate. We knew we were in the right spot when people were
coming to admire the view we had every day from our lanai, from down the street.
The penthouse was in excellent condition and everything that is conveyed in the rental
posting is completely accurate. It is amazing the length of detail that has been put into
every aspect of their home. As music lovers, we especially enjoyed being able to listen
to our music in multiple rooms and even outside while stargazing at night.
There is no way to fully convey the exceptional care and hospitality we received from
Dick and Eleanor. From start to finish, our questions were answered so promptly and
with such warmness. It is clear that they want not only their guests, but anyone who
communicates with them, to have the greatest time possible on Kauai.
~ Jeremy & Joan, Alaska
Stayed November 2013
This unit is ail it's described and then some! We stayed 8/18-8/24. I t has everything you
need to make your stay very enjoyable. The views for the sunset were absolutely the
best. Every evening my wife and I would watch the sunset, then grill some terrific
tasting fish and savored the stars over Kauai. I t was my wife's dream to be able to stay
at 412...and we were not disappointed. Dick - the owner - was a great to work with. He
is prompt in his replies and there were the little touches that made it even more special!
But, I'm not going to share...we want you to be surprised like we were! The view to Bali
Hai are unbeatable. We have some pictures of sunsets that still have us wishing we were
Things that set this unit apart are - Dick's level of service to you; the view; the view;
the view; and the condo itself. It is clean, comfortable, and all you need is on hand to
cook, various snorkeling gear, tennis rackets, etc...towels...did I mention the view? You
are close to a number of beaches on the north shore; plus you're a short hike down the
cliff to Hidden Beach which was great. Just bring your desire to live Aloha, shorts,
t-shirts, swim wear, & sunscreen...and you'll have the makings for some great
memories! We would love to be there to watch the whales sometime too! So until next
time Dick...Mahalo & malama pono!
~ Jeff & Sherry, Nebraska
Stayed August 2012
I have been visiting Kauai nearly every year since 1975 and have stayed in everything from hotel rooms, to condos, to private homes (including Billy Jean King's home), but have not found anything that matches the beauty, convenience, amenities, and outstanding floor plan that Pua Poa #412 has to offer. My wife and I just completed our second stay at Puu Poa 412 in early June, and it was even better than the first stay in 2008. The owners, Dick and Eleanor Goode, have thought of including everything you can possibly think of in their condo to spoil you during your stay. It is now difficult for us to think of going back to Kauai ever again and not renting this unit. I spend days each year looking for just the right place to make our annual vacation in Kauai everything I want it to be for my wife and me, but often it is difficult to know what you are renting based on the information and photos on a website. Many landlords and rental agencies exaggerate and overstate the quality of the amenities or create a false impression of a rental unit's view. I had great expectations for our initial stay at Puu Poa 412 after our first booking of the condo, as it looked almost too good to be true. My concerns were quickly replaced with a giant smile and a "high five" with my wife on that initial visit when we opened the front door to the lanai entrance and saw that view of Bali Hai. We continued to be amazed as we walked through the condo and found everything even better than we imagined. I haven't had the privilege of meeting Dick and Eleanor but have been communicating with them via email since our first stay and I can't say enough about their kindness and "good old fashion caring" for their guests. I hope to meet them face to face on a future visit to Kauai so that I can thank them personally for sharing their most beautiful home on the most beautiful island in the world.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts about being a future guest at Pua Poa #412.
~Mick and Alex Anna, Colorado Springs, CO
It is entirely true that 412 is "the best unit in Kauai's best condo"
We spent our honeymoon on Kauai in Puu Poa #412, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Dick and Eleanor Goode were extremely attentive and gracious hosts. They were sure to anticipate our every need while on our vacation. There were items provided for the beach and for snorkeling so that we didn't have to rent equipment! And Hideaways Beach, below the condo provided some excellent snorkeling!
With their attention to detail, it is evident that they truly enjoy hosting guests in their lovely home. We enjoyed some of the most amazing views from the lanai of 412. In fact, there were gorgeous views from every window in the condo! The condo is extremely spacious and relaxing, and beautifully decorated. We loved it there, and we hope to return sometime soon! Thank you Dick and Eleanor for sharing your wonderful home with us!
~Leigh & Steve, Abingdon, MD
Our family has been coming to Kauai for vacations for over 25 years and usually rent large homes. As we were smaller in number this time, we chose Puu Poa 412 and yes like the headline on the site says, it is indeed "the best unit in Kauai's best condo". The Goodes could not be more gracious hosts. They anticipate your every need and more. For example, a few days before arriving I emailed Dick asking if they had board games so that I could avoid schlepping ours over. He said that they did not, but that he would order some and that they would arrive when we got there and they were there! The condo is beautifully and comfortably decorated. The air conditioning was welcomed as it was very humid the week we were there. The view and sunsets could not be more spectacular from the spacious patios. You can believe the pictures and the description on the website - it really is that great. We can't wait to come back.
~Darlene, Santa Monica,California
On our last two stays in Kauai my husband and I stayed at the beautiful Princeville Hotel. When we planned to go this year with my 2 adult children, we realized we needed more space. I searched the web for a condo in Princeville. I came upon one that said "best condo in best location". My first thought was how likely is that. Well after taking the online virtual tour I was beginning to think I was on to something. As it turns out, I was correct. From the moment we contacted Dick and Eleanor, we knew we had made the right decision. They were so friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome before we ever left home. We loved condo 412. It was decorated beautifully, was spacious and was comfortable as well. I really loved the Asian themed master bedroom. The condo had every convenience we could have imagined. The kitchen appliances were state of the art. My husband, son and daughter enjoyed the margarita maker. The video/audio equipment included a home theater where we were able to enjoy the movie South Pacific (many DVDs provided) in HD Home Theater. The beautiful views from the window of Pu'u Po'a 412 were the same as those were watching in the movie. We really enjoyed the beach below where the snorkeling was excellent. Snorkeling and beach gear were provided. We also had a great time cooking out on the deck and watching the sunset.
We could have not found a more perfect place to have the perfect vacation. We came home relaxed and happy. Thanks to Dick and Eleanor for sharing their beautiful home with us and for the Tropical tea and Kauai coffee provided for us to enjoy during our stay. We hope to return to Kauai and 412 very soon.
~Kathy, Fishkill, NY
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Puu Poa. The views from the Lanai are breathtaking in every direction. So relaxing and peaceful to sit there with our morning coffee and watch the ocean and the weather over the mountains, and of course have a glass of wine as the sunsets in the evening. There is a lot to do on the North Shore, great beaches, lot's of snorkeling and hiking. The condo is one of the best I have been in, everything is there that you could possibly need, very comfortable, a real home away from home. The Goodes have really made an effort so their guests will have a great vacation. Thanks
Pat & Richard, Lake Oswego, OR
Wow ! What a place ! The views from this condo are fabulous, not only the great 'Bali Hai' view but we also enjoyed the dining room/kitchen view of east Hideaways beach. This is a very high end unit, much larger than most. We especially appreciated the quality kitchenware and plush bath towels, items most rental units skimp on. The North Shore of Kauai is a beautiful place to visit, two weeks for us was not enough.
~Bob and Shari, Grants Pass OR
PARADISE! We just returned from a 1 week stay in Puu Poa 412. We could not be more pleased. In my opinion, Puu Poa is the best place to stay in Kauai and 412 is the best of all Puu Poa units. Dick Goode has gone to great lengths to make 412 a wonderful home away from home for his guests. Even after your booking, Dick will continue to be there for you; his knowledge and guidance were very helpful as we planned our trip. After many trips to Maui, this was our first trip to Kauai . . . . we are now so spoiled that we are already planning our next trip back to Puu Poa 412!
Mahalo nui loa Dick!
~Mel & Kathleen, Seattle, WA
We had a wonderful time in the Penthouse. It was a great location and the view and layout of the condo were excellent. The Goodes were wonderful hosts helping us prepare for our trip to get the fullest enjoyment of our time on the island. Be sure to take the hike down to the beach below the condos even though it may be a bit steep it is well worth the effort. Can't wait to return and enjoy another sunset, watch the surfers and catch a glimpse of a whale's spout or a sea turtle cruising through the coral. Thank you so much for helping us create wonderful memories.
~Jim & Christine, Bellingham, WA
Our stay in 412 was a great experience! From booking the unit to arrival, everything was handled very professionally and courteously. Upon arrival we were amazed at the incredible views from every window and deck. We drove around much of the island and not many views matched what we woke up to every morning. The unit itself was incredible. Everything for a relaxing and memorable week was at our fingertips. Beautiful beaches with some of the best snorkeling I've seen within 5 minutes walking distance, golf courses, restaurants, local shops, anything we needed. I'm glad we had a chance to stay at such a wonderful place. It made coming back home a tough thing to do. Thanks Richard and Eleanor for opening up your doors to us.
Note To Our Website Viewers ---
For many years (15+) we had a physical Guest Book in our Puu Poa Penthouse # 412 where our Guests often wrote very helpful comments to other visitors and us. Sadly that big book disappeared some six months ago, and we foolishly had never reproduced its pages.... We have been flattered by large numbers of our Guests returning to 412 year-after-year.... Hopefully, YOU might join that group!
~Richard & Eleanor Goode,Home Owner.