Patsy Garlinghouse


“When we decided to fulfill our dream of retiring on Kauai we worked with Patsy to find our ideal townhome. She was responsive, worked hard on our behalf, and was a pleasure to work with.”
Barbara & Dave Zacarias

If you’re here on my Hawaii Life page you’re likely thinking about owning your own piece of paradise here on our beautiful garden island of Kauai. And you probably have many, many questions! Can I afford it? Home or condo? Do I want to be here full time or part time? Can I rent while I’m off island? What kind of financing is available? Where are the best parts of the island to look depending on my budget and lifestyle?

The good news is that I’m here to help you. If you’re on-island let’s meet over coffee or a Mai Tai. If not, let’s FaceTime! I can:
Show you many wonderful listings of all home types in your price range
Help you understand the legal and financial considerations for renting your home while you’re off island
Discuss financing options
Familiarize you with the unique lifestyles of the various sides of Kauai – North, South, East & West!

Many who come here say Kauai calls to them. The sheer beauty and relaxed lifestyle called to me and my family, and after many visits from our home in Boulder we now live here full time. In fact my husband’s family has quite a history on Kauai! His grandfather moved here in 1921 and became the county engineer – overseeing the building of the breakwater in Kalapaki Bay and the many charming one lane bridges on the North Shore!

So you can see that my family has a rich history here on Kauai. Let me help you begin your family’s journey.


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What my clients are saying...

Patsy Garlinghouse was excellent to work with as my wife and I completed the purchase of our condominium at The Cliffs in Kaua'i.  We had been considering such a purchase for about a year and when our condominium came on the market, Patsy quickly made contact and made the process easy.  With Patsy working in Kaua'i and our residence in Washington State, logistical challenges were expected.  Patsy and her team did a fine job of laying out the steps and monitoring the process.   Patsy took a very proactive role to arrange a FaceTime walkthrough of the unit, coordinate inspection and remediation work and handle communication with the sellers and their agent.  She used her contact network to identify financing options and to identify a vacation rental management firm.  We are absolutely delighted we had Patsy represent us and consider the purchase process a great success.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to purchase property on Kaua'i.

— Home Buyer

We were so fortunate to have found Patsy Garlinghouse when began our search
for a condo in Princeville. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right pet friendly
condo for the right price. She was very patient as we were in California and had
decided to purchase the property site unseen. Patsy accommodated us with her
video skills when we wanted to ‘see’ several properties. She was very responsive
and returned our calls promptly.

Patsy was always polite, communicative, and eager to make our house purchase
as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Patsy was
that she was focused on answering our questions, gave us good advice, and found
a condo that met our needs. We would recommend her to anyone.

— Cinda and Maria