On your Kauai vacation, take a Humane Society dog out for a day’s adventure!

 

My dog Koa enjoying the beach at sunset. Photo by Adrian Sear

My dog Koa enjoying the beach at sunset. Photo by Adrian Sear

After months of excitement and anticipation, you finally find yourself on beautiful Kauai! The island’s beauty and charm is understandably mesmerizing and putting you into a more relaxed and tropical state of mind, but something is missing! It’s the longing for your four-legged and wagging tail companion back home! Well, we may just have the perfect solution.  Kauai’s own award winning Humane Society  is the answer. You can cherish a day with one of Kauai’s finest canines and in return, a shelter dog can have a wonderful day of adventure with you outside of the Humane Society. It’s a win-win for people and pooches!

The Kauai Humane Society (KHS) has a special program where you can stop by and choose a deserving dog to take out on a day-long field trip with you. Please see below for detail. Whether it’s doing a popular hike in the mountains above Wailua River (http://www.balihai.com/Blog/kauai-hiking-guide-hike-the-sleeping-giant/) or just simply going down to relax on the beach, a furry companion could make it all the more memorable and in turn you’ll be getting the lucky one out of the kennel for the day. Heck, if you really connect with your new island friend, it is quite possible that you could have more than just your luggage with you on your return. KHS has several different airline partners that make the process quite simple.

Contact the Kauai Humane Society to find out more information about the program.

Contact the Kauai Humane Society to find out more information about the program.

The field trip program has been a huge hit with numerous dogs from Kauai having happily relocated to the mainland to start their new lives together with their loving new owners. So if you just want the companion of a special friend to share this magical island with, or if you are looking to add possibly to the family, definitely stop by and visit all the wagging tails at Kauai’s Humane Society!

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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Hale Mikana, Princeville – 20% Discount off the rental rate for March 2015!

Planning a last minute getaway or looking to spend your spring break vacation on Kauai?  Look no further! Hale Mikana, a stunning 4 bedroom vacation rental in the prestigious town of Princeville, is currently available for a last minute deal.  Discounts rarely offered as this house is a favorite to many.  You don’t  want to miss out on the opportunity to vacation at Hale Mikana at a deal too good to pass.  Watch the morning sun as you drink coffee on your lanai, lounge at the pool and read a good book, explore the north shore and come back to a warm and inviting home for must needed relaxation.

Hale Mikana in Princeville

Hale Mikana in Princeville

This 4 bedroom (2 Kings, 1 Queen, and two sets of bunk beds), 3.5 bath elegant home is truly a luxury getaway. There is a generous Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s all about the reviews!  Vacation rentals renting made easy!

Hanalei - the view from Hanalei Waterfalls

Hanalei – the view from Hanalei Waterfalls

The process to find the “perfect” vacation rental can be challenging – hours of browsing the web, checking rates and availability, reading through the reviews, etc., it can be endless.  Whether you have rented a vacation rental in the past or if you are considering renting a vacation rental for the first time, look no further! Our Vacation Rental Division at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty can assure you that our exclusive managed vacation rentals will meet or exceed your expectations, and we are happy to guide you through the process.  We are here to help you along the way, from reserving a vacation rental home all the way until your departure.   We are happy to help you plan your vacation of a lifetime!  In addition we encourage guests to write a review and leave with us their fondest memory of their Kauai vacation.  We want you to enjoy all that Kauai has to offer and are ready to welcome you with the Aloha Spirit.  Below are a few reviews from past guests. We hope to be your island hosts on your Vacation in Paradise!

Hanalei - Ka Makana

Hanalei – Ka Makana

 Amazing!

“The Hanalei Waterfalls House was beautiful.  The layout is excellent and the views from the house were absolutely outstanding. Best vacation ever.”  Hernandez Family

Princeville - Hale Koa

Princeville – Hale Koa

Perfect Hanalei Escape

“My husband and I stayed in this darling beach cottage in February 2015 and we had a wonderful vacation.  The house is spotless, right down to the silverware drawer! The location is perfect.  It is an easy walk to Hanalei town AND to the beach.  The house comes equipped with everything you may need, including beach towels, beach chairs, and beach toys.  There is plenty of room to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Would definitely stay here again!”  Maureen and Ohana

Wonderful Aloha Sprit!

“We rented #233 for our daughter’s family who were traveling half-way around the world to meet us in Kauai. Management at Pali Ke Kua and Bali Hai could not have been more welcoming and helpful, especially with the odd arrival and departure hours for international flights. The Aloha spirit was marvelous! And the unit lives up to the beautiful views as seen in the photos!”  Glowitz Ohana

Princeville - Pali Ke Kua 141

Princeville – Pali Ke Kua 141

“I love Lisa at Bali Hai and the house was perfect!”  Charbonneau Family

“We arrived from the airport late at night to a beautiful home with warm lights on and a very nice welcome basket to make us feel right at home. Everything that was advertised was there with no surprises. Our kids with their significant other arrived later on and were totally satisfied that I had made the right decision to go with Coldwell Banker.”   Machnau Family

Kauai Vacation Rentals, Realty Services and Concierge

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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Kalalau Valley

Kalalau Valley

Paradise found.

Ke'e Beach

Ke’e Beach

Kaua’i is a place that you are either in love with, or you’re not. And when you are in love with this magical island, living here is a dream come true. Every day is a masterpiece of stunning beauty: Emerald valleys, wind swept cliffs, aqua ocean, and the most beautiful, epic sunsets.

Sunset at Hanalei Pier

Sunset at Hanalei Pier

Each day you have the opportunity to enjoy a permanent holiday. Whether you work or not, each sunset the island celebrates “pauhana” (end of work) and there is almost always a beautiful place to enjoy an incredible view and appreciate life.

 

Taro Fields in Hanalei Valley

Taro Fields in Hanalei Valley

Living on the North Shore is even more epic than these photos. Even being “stuck in traffic” can be very enjoyable because the views are amazing!

What’s it like to live on the North Shore?

The North Shore of Kaua’i generally consists of Moloa’a all the way to Haena. The two sleepy surf towns are historic Hanalei and Princeville up the hill. There are grocery stores, delicious restaurants, post offices, and great shops in the towns of Hanalei, Princeville, and Kilauea with a main hub of banks, gas station, and Ace Hardware in Princeville.

Many people love our farmers markets. There are wonderful markets all over the North Shore throughout the week.  Throughout the year, there are many awesome events for the whole family: from surfing, to outdoor movies, to live music, to special events for the keiki (kids).

In the main town of Lihue (where the airport is) there is everything from Costco to hospitals, movie theaters to bowling, Pier One Imports to Macys. Many people enjoy buying certain items online to provide more of a selection.

Things move a bit slower here and everyone stays on “island time”.

The term is living aloha…. and everyday you have the opportunity to do just that.

For more information about what it is like to live on Kaua’i… I’d love to hear from you.

Your new life and dream home on Kaua’i may be only be a click away…

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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Many people have a desktop screen saver of the breathtaking vistas seen throughout our paradise known as Kaua’i …A blessed bunch of us are able to live on this amazing island…

And a very lucky few truly live the pinnacle dream: Ultimate Luxury in Paradise… Kaua’i style…

MLS 276212 The Carriage House, Hanalei Bay

MLS 276212

The Carriage House, Hanalei Bay Beachfront

Rare true Hanalei Bay beachfront offering! 2 beautiful homes near the Hanalei pier offer the ultimate views and swimming conditions on the bay. The “Carriage House” is a permitted vacation rental. The back home is a turn-key 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 3 car garage. The main house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with office, lanais, and carport right on the beach. Enjoy the best views of the pier, surf, mountains, and sunsets over Mt. Makana the north shore has to offer.

MLS 249767 Anini Beach

MLS 249767

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After being absent in 2013, the luxury Real Estate market has resurfaced on Kauai in 2014 with eight MLS property sales over $5 million. Three luxury homes sold on the south shore in the $6-7 million range, one on the ocean and two high-end homes at the private golf resort community of Kukui’ula.  Two luxury estate homes, one beachfront and one on the ocean bluff, traded in the $5 million range on the north shore.  Three vacant land sales, two of them developable parcels on the south side and a $7 million beachfront property on Hanalei Bay recorded as well last year.

In addition, two significant real estate transactions recently occurred on the north shore of Kauai outside the MLS system.  Billionaire businessman Chanchai Ruayruang of Reignwood International, reportedly purchased approximately 1,103 acres at the Princeville Resort, including the Prince Golf Course, for $343 million, replacing Morgan Stanley as the Resort Group’s new capital partner.   News that Discovery Land Co., a full service real estate development company specializing in luxury private communities, will be managing and overseeing the master development plan and turning the Prince Golf Course into a private golf resort community similar to Kukui’ula on the south side has also surfaced.  The other significant real estate acquisition of over $100 Million was by Facebook’s  Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It reportedly entailed two large pieces of land located on the north shore of Kauai, combining over 700 acres.

As the oldest Hawaiian Island, Kauai’s is also known as the Garden Island!  Despite having been put on the world map and into the 21st century, Kauai has remained true to its nick-name with the majority of the island featuring pure, unspoiled nature zoned conservation. It is the perfect place for people who appreciate a simple but high-quality, tropical outdoor lifestyle – Hawaiian style with Aloha!  Visit for a while and stay forever!

Written by Ruth S. Marvin R(B)

Punahele Point – Most Dramatic Ocean Bluff Location on Kauai’s North Shore – Offered at $2,750,000 Listed by Ruth S. Marvin R(B)

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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To some people, animals are simply pets. To others, their furry friends are more like children. I have twin Abyssinian-Ragdoll cats, Kashi a.k.a “Fat Baby” (pictured with me) and Shiva. They mean so much to me and are the most wonderful companions.

Mahana and “Fat Baby”.

When I first was moving back to Kauai from North Carolina, I was told that my cats would have to stay behind in quarantine for many months. You can imagine the feeling of having to “choose” between your two loves…moving to Kauai OR staying with my beloved feline friends.

Options For Your Pets Before You Move to Hawaii

I was so incredibly relieved once my vet told me that they could be quarantined at home, with me, before I moved to Hawaii. The trick is that not only do they have to be up to Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking at the annual Kauai Real Estate sales statistics for 2013 and 2014 the volume for residential sales shows substantial growth of 30.72% across the island; in particular, the sales volume in the districts of Lihue and Hanalei have increased by 45.45% respectively 57.41%. The number of home sales island-wide are up accordingly.

The median sales price across the island reports a slight increase for homes to $533,000 from last year, and a double digit percentage increase for condominiums to $345,500. Correlating to the increased home sales volume in the districts of Lihue and Hanalei, the median sales price in these areas also exhibit the highest increase for homes at $442,000 (Lihue), and $975,000 (Hanalei).

Overall, Kauai’s biggest growth in 2014 compared with 2013 has occurred in the residential home sales volume. Island-wide, the median sales price is up: for homes by 1.14%, for condominiums by 11.45% and for vacant land by 6.67%. These increases indicate and support the prediction of Hawaii’s economists for real estate values to continue appreciating in the upcoming years.

 

Kauai Real Estate Services and Vacation Accommodations

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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