Aloha from all of us at GVR! 

Dreaming of Hawaii? September thru December 18th is a wonderful time to visit the islands. The summer heat is cooling down and air travel prices and accommodation rates are falling. See our "Farewell Summer and Aloha Fall" coupon in this newsletter to get up to 40% off the rate on select oceanfront vacation condos thru October 15th. 

Congrats to our Great Vacation Retreats ohana keiki, Presley Grant and Skyler Wandasan, for doing so well in their divisions at the Live Like Sion surf event. It was an awesome day out at PK'S surf break fronting Kuhio Shores Vacation Condos and the Beach House Restaurant. The local surf community gathered to support the 3rd annual keiki Gromfest and we are proud of every surf grom (and parent) who paddled out!
We are so lucky to live and raise our kids here!
What does it mean to Live Like Sion
Congrats to all of our amazing Kauai surf groms (a.k.a. young surfers that rip) that participated at the 3rd annual Live Like Sion Gromfest at Pks last weekend. 
A big mahalo to the Live Like Sion Organization for bringing this surf event to our community. This organization was formed to honor the life of Hawaii big wave surfer Sion Milosky. 

"Live like Sion is a way of life. To live life full of Aloha and Respect for your family, friends and community. Living each day to the fullest and never taking anything for granted. Perpetuating the good in us all, in and out of the water." (excerpt from Live Like Sion on Facebook)

Sion Milosky, seen here with his daughter, is greatly missed by surfers around the world.
Gromfest Surf Keiki's and their Dads 

Surfing is a way of life here in the Hawaiian Islands and a special rite of passage that is passed down from parents who love surfing to their keiki. Many of these keiki (kids) take to surfing as naturally as learning to ride a bike. From the moment they can balance on a foam longboard they learn to surf, learn to swim, and most importantly they learn to respect the power of the ocean. 
The Gromfest celebrates these young surfers, encouraging them to get out there and ride some waves! With the support of their family and friends and a helpful paddle-out and push-in for those who needed it, our Kauai surf groms ripped it up. 

Click here to view our GROMFEST SURF GALLERY 

Rhonda Squyres Jewelry Design

From aviation to jewels, Rhonda Squyres has always been inspired sharing the natural wonder and majesty of Kauai.  After recently selling the helicopter company she ran on the island for 25 years with her helicopter-pilot husband, she is now focused on her love of working with precious gems, stones and metals. She incorporates her creative vision and the vibrant natural beauty of the island into her unique handcrafted jewelry designs.

Her latest additions to her "Monica'Vi Jewelry" collection were photographed at the Allerton National Tropical Botanical Gardens on the south shore of Kauai and are available for purchase on Aloha Share. 10% of all proceeds benefit local non-profits dedicated to preserving the ocean, reef and wildlife heritage of Hawaii.


Shop. Share. Aloha. Click to Purchase Monica'Vi Jewelry 

Poipu Beach Athletic Club - the place to be!
Poipu Beach Athletic Club is gearing towards providing the ultimate family fun and fitness environment for its lucky members. Plans have been submitted for a brand new gym to include new bathrooms and showers and lockers. A Farm to Table Restaurant will feature hand picked organic fruits and veggies from local farmers, grass-fed beef and fresh fish. The restaurant is set to open by the December holidays. The outdoor yoga pavilion is getting a make-over adjacent to the tennis courts and the brand new community lawn that will provide hours of family entertainment with lawn games such as bocci ball, croquet, bean bag throw, etc. The lawn will be an outdoor venue for "Movie in the Park" nights, parties and celebrations. 
With a pickle ball court and basket ball half court also on the way there will be ample fun for kids and adults to enjoy their family time together at the Club. The resort pool with water-slide and sand bottom pool, provides the perfect relaxation after a game of tennis or work out in the cardio or weight center. Well-equipped with lounge chairs, shade umbrellas, tables and poolside towel service the club offers a great retreat and alternative to the beach.

 Open Tues - Sun from 7 am to 7pm. 

Club memberships are available through Great Vacations only, please inquire by calling 808-742-9202 or click here to BOOK MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

Sunrise and Sunset - it's a mango feast!
Everyday at dawn, our neighborhood wakes to a raucous chorus as flocks of parakeets happily gather in the mango trees across from our office. They chatter and screech as they feast on the sweet juicy fruit. They disappear for most of the day but they return like clockwork at sunset, gathering to feast again before they fly off to their communal roosting site. We hear reports of other areas in Kalaheo and Koloa where these brightly colored and gregarious birds are gathering. Where they have come from and how many there are is not accurately known. Some say feral flocks formed after domestic parakeets were released into the wild during Hurricane Iniki or as early as the 1920's. The Ring-necked or Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a mainly green parrot with a red bill and a long, tapered tail. It is defined in the Hawaii Revised Statutes as "injurious wildlife" defined as "any species or subspecies of animal except game birds and game mammals which is known to be harmful to agriculture, aquaculture, indigenous wildlife or plants, or constitute a nuisance or health hazard."
Pests or not, their noisy chatter annoying to some and not to others, you cannot deny their beauty. 

For more about these parakeets in Hawaii visit the nature journal of Auntie Jeanne. Pics by Jeanne Lindgren 

Real Estate on Kauai 

Dreaming of owning property on Kauai? 

View our Real Estate Listings and Kauai MLS at 

We welcome you to call us with all your real estate needs and questions. 


OCT 15th
Farewell Summer and Aloha Fall
Take advantage of 40% off the daily rate for these ultimate Kauai south shore vacation rentals. Click links below to view properties and open calendar dates.

KUHIO SHORES 201  (1 BDRM oceanfront) 


MANUALOHA #608 (2 BDRM condo)

POIPU SANDS #122 (2 BDRM condo)

Offer Expires 10/15/2014. May not be combined with any other special offers.