Our stay at Wailua Bay View was a wonderful one! As others have mentioned, the unit itself is as pictured in the listing — simply decorated and stocked, but extremely easy to recommend for its privacy, location (many great eateries within easy walking distance and condo is centrally situated to all island attractions), closeness to the ocean for watching and listening to the crashing of the waves, and its ease of use (ample parking, keyless entry, eg).
The unit and condominium complex are both really just geared toward adults — small, very quiet, minimal grassy area oceanfront, no beach, and strict pool rules. These are all things that we found to be fine, but wouldn’t be what we’d recommend to friends or family members with children.
Although we liked the simplicity of the decor, our stay would have been nicer had there been: (1) a newer couch (the current one is covered with a protector which slips around/ is messy), (2) another towel rack & clothes hook, plus new bath mat and shower curtain in bathroom, and (3) a new, complete set of kitchen flatware, and (4) newer/more comfortable lanai furniture.
The owners have nicely stocked the unit with a couple rain umbrellas, beach towels and other beach necessities, extra bed pillows, basic kitchen utensils — all appreciated. We felt the newer ceiling fans and free standing fan in living room were perfect for keeping the condo comfortable.
The property manager, Mark, was such a great ambassador for Wailua Bay! He greeted us upon our arrival and obviously took pride in keeping the exterior of the complex and grounds in tip-top shape. He was a lovely, welcoming, and friendly resident manager. We never heard from the owners during our stay, but we never had a need to contact them with any problems, either.
We can easily recommend this unit and property to any individual or couple looking for a modest, clean, quiet, direct ocean-front Kauai accommodation!
Everything about this VRBO was stellar! It was clean, had everything we needed for cooking, had super comfy furniture, had access to a clean pool, was quiet, RIGHT by the beach, and had all the beach essentials available to use! This was a great location to access both the north and south side of the island, which was fun for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better stay.
Great property, Luke was very responsive. The property manager on site was super welcoming and had good recommendations. Would definitely recommend!
This condo has the best view and the sound of the waves is amazing! Love this location on the East shore of Kauai. So easy to get anywhere on the island from here. Conveniently located near restaurants and shopping.
The listing is exactly as described and pictures show. Lots of space for a couple. Washer and dryer in unit is also a plus. Great communication with Luke.
Would stay here again and recommend this condo.
Property manager thought of everything, from snorkel equipment to umbrellas for the rain. Gorgeous ocean view from balcony. We enjoyed our stay very much!
Great location and everything in the unit met or exceeded our expectations
Overall a very nice place. Enjoyed being so close to the ocean. The ocean breeze and surf noise could be strong but easily regulated with the sturdy patio doors. Interior was generally clean but showed wear. Sparse on dinner wear and household items.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is clean and well maintained. The owner of this condo is extremely responsive. We had an issue with the coffee maker and it was replaced that day. The building manager was present and friendly.
The view from the patio is outstanding. We had breakfast there daily and stayed in for dinner on our last night so we could enjoy the view a bit longer. We slept without the air conditioning and the windows open so we could hear the waves at night.
The location is perfect. We were able to easily travel to all sides of the island from the condo. There are a number of great places within walking distance (eg Sleeping Giant Grill, Lava Lava Beach club, Coconut Marketplace, etc). The Passion Bakery across the street is a must visit for malasadas. We did not use the beach next to the property due to the wind and weather during our visit. There are a number of beaches nearby for snorkelling.
The condo had all of the amenities we needed during our stay (snorkel equipment, beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, communal bbq in the pool area).
We would highly recommend this condo and we are hoping to return.
Spotless property with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Convenient location. Close to shopping and dining. Would stay here again!
We loved our stay the condo was comfortable and a great location for us to explore the island. We spent most of time on the lanai listening to the waves! Paradise Bakery across the street was amazing and Lava Lava Beach restaurant was just down the street.
The unit has a great ocean view and is truly right on the ocean. The unit needs some minor repairs and sprucing up and some furniture replacement to bring it up to 5 stars. Specifically, we would update the refrigerator, the sofa and stock the kitchen better than it is now.
We found it to be quiet for sleeping, the bed was good and the bathroom has been renovated. Note there is no elevator in the building. the location is very close to shops and beaches. There are some traffic issues at the present time with Kuhio Highway. The owner did respond quickly when we asked for a couple of kitchen utensils. Overall we like the complex. The higher number units tend to be quieter. We advise to ask about steps to get to your unit.
Ocean views. Saw whales, seal and dolphins. Very comfortable for the 2 of us. Central location. Would stay here again!
We enjoyed our stay at this property. The ocean view is awesome and it is a blessing to wake up and go to sleep with waves roaring. I took off one star because there are improvement areas with the cleanliness. The kitchen cabinets are greasy to touch and I had to wipe all with Clorox. A lady knocked on the door and checked to see if we already left at 9:30 am on our departure date as we were getting ready to check out. I understand they wanted to start the cleaning for the next guest asap but honestly we felt rushed when it is clearly stated that the check out time is 10am. Overall, it has been a pleasant stay.
This property was clean and well laid out. We saw whales and turtles while sitting on the lanai, it was amazing. The owner was super responsive when I asked a question.
This 1 bedroom oceanfront condo is right on the water. If you want to sleep to the sound of crashing waves, this is the place! It was exactly as advertised. Located within walking distance of Wailua river, shopping, etc. Perfect for a couple's getaway. Clean, with everything you need. Owner is terrific, too.
Mary Ann M.
Very nice condo over looking the ocean from the lanai. The bedroom is on the road side and can hear the road noise. The owner provides a lot of extras with the condo that we used and appreciated.
Right at the start of the Kapaa strip, this condo feels like part if the community but not crammed in. Views are towards the airport and the Wailea beach park but you can still walk to some of the restaurants and stores etc to the north. Condo was clean and fairly quiet. Previous reviews about the lack of a/c other than the bedroom are accurate but sea breezes and fans keep it mainly pleasant through the day. Nice, small, barely used pool outside the entrance, convenient parking and trash and recycling area. Lots of water toys, beach chairs, mat, towels, etc. Liked the decent amount of counter space in the kitchen and eating at the bar on the lanai. We appreciated the heads up from Luke about Koloa Landing for snorkeling as otherwise we may have missed that opportunity to see as many colorful schools of fish and turtles etc.
This is a great location if you want to stay at one central place and do day trips to the north and south shores with probably the most options for restaurants and stores.
This place was quiet and relaxing. Pool right outside the door and was very nice. Unit has all the basic essentials and we most enjoyed cooking breakfast and eating outside listening to the waves crashing. AC in bedroom was very nice and many fans available throughout unit, plus all the beach items you would need. Go to Boss Frogs down H-56 to rent bikes as the costal bike ride was amazing. We also loved the Stone Dam hike and Captain Andy’s Napoli sunset dinner cruise was the best ever with top knot notch service and food.
Clean place with more than the basic necessities. Beautiful view 24/7. We appreciated the location, making easy day trips to each side of the island. Plenty of local coffee, juice, eateries and beach front bars to grab a bite at. Property is very well kept. The pool was sparkling. Hope to book here again.
Fabulous beach front apartment where the sounds of crashing waves were very soothing
Amazing location and view. Our only negative was not being informed about the building work taking place within the condominium which got a little noisy but otherwise would have been a perfect stay! The building manager who gave us our parking permit was lovely!
Accommodations were just fine and quite comparable to other places in the area. We enjoyed that we could open the windows at both ends of the unit and turn on the fans to benefit from the trade winds. The AC in the bedroom was just great and truly the only place you need it anyway. We so enjoyed the view from the deck, both over morning coffee and evening drinks - just wonderful! We also cooled off in the pristine pool every evening which made for an excellent way to cap off our daily adventures. We loved that this unit was within walking distance to both the Coconut Market and the delicious Passion Bakery. We note that a brewing company is going in a short walk away, which makes a return trip and stay at this unit quite likely in the future. Thanks for a lovely stay!
From the listing to staying at this property, everything was as expected. We cooked dinner in the condo a few nights and had everything we needed.
Great view of the ocean and you can hear the waves crashing just outside.
We had a 1 year old so the pack n play and beach toys were great to have. I used the snorkel gear one day to check out some fish just a mile away. They also have some great spots in the area where they have rock wall breaks to keep waves down for little ones.
Everyone we met at the pool was super friendly and helpful also. I would stay here again.
This property was the perfect place to end our vacation in Kauai. Super central to everything we needed! Close to the airport, shops, restaurants, kayaking, and beaches. The AC in the bedroom was very welcome and the rest of the apartment was well equipped with all the gear we needed to enjoy our time there. Super communicative hosts with awesome recs for activities in the area. Highly recommend going to Passion Bakery across the street for malasadas!
The condo is fantastic. You can hear the sound of the waves from inside the condo with the doors open and screen doors closed. It was well equipped and really enjoyed our stay.
Our place was delightful and the management was friendly and helpful.
We stayed for close proximity to the ocean, and the back patio location did not disappoint. Upon opening the patio door, the sound was magic. You can't get much closer to the ocean.
Our host responded to our two small inquiries in a minute or less.
The accommodations were satisfactory or better, well stocked with supplies, and more than what we required.
Shops and restaurants are about a mile away, and charming Old Town Kapaa is a short drive.
We recommend the scenic drive to Hanalei beaches and Princeville, less than an hour away.
Mahalo and gratitude!
David and Lora.
Enjoyed our stay.
property was lovely, a beautiful home, however the washing machine wasn't working and one of the main reasons I booked an apartment for this stage of my trip was to get laundry done so that was disappointing. Everything else was great though.
Maria de Jesus
I really enjoyed my stay. I have no complaints. Location was good and the view towards the ocean was great. Will definitely rebook again.
Property was beautiful wonderful views overlooked the ocean. condo property was beautiful. pool was lovely.
Unfortunately with COVID still around you would think condo would be cleaner, I had to clean refrigerator handles
(sticky) kitchen cabinet knobs had food stuck on them, I had to wash all dishes I was going to use they were dirty, kitchen sink faucet was broken. I didn't pack much clothing for trip because I knew I was going to have a washer but it was broken.dryer was not drying properly so my husband looked at it and the lent trap compartment was totally packed with lint we had to clean it,
the laminated TV instructions had food stuck on it, it was disgusting filthy I had to clean.
Property owner should invest
in a better cleaning crew..
When we finally got out of the airport with our luggage and rental car, it was about 2:45. Since check-in wasn't until 4, we weren't sure if we could check in early. I messaged the owner. Even to just drop our bags. We decided to take a chance. When we arrived we saw the office was open. We were greeted by the nicest man. He said it shouldn't be a problem. He checked and the cleaning crew was just finishing. He gave us some great suggestions for eating. I highly suggest Passion bakery right across the street! Check in was easy and the condo was lovely. The view from the patio was spectacular. As stated in the description, the only AC is in the bedroom. The rest of the condo is HOT. We had kids sleeping in the living room. If you run the AC, you cannot open the louvers on the front door for that beautiful cross breeze. We did open the slider for some air. The kids said it was fine. Note: the AC in the Bedroom is not meant to cool the whole condo. You must keep the door shut. My only suggestions would be a couple more beach chairs. I would definitely stay here again. Very convenient location. Thank you for sharing your lovely condo with us!
Great view, great host
We had a good stay. The Condo was all we needed. We enjoyed the sound of the ocean. I can’t think of one thing we would have changed on our 10 day stay.
Lovely property. Beautiful view and very quiet. Everything was in good condition and spotless.
We stayed here for a few nights while exploring Kauai. The price was right, the condo had what we needed for our stay. We didn't cook any meals in the room, so we can't speak to how equipped it was for dining. The laundry in the room was nice to have. The views were beautiful. A new slider door/screen door would be nice - it was tricky to open. The pool was shaded most of the day until late afternoon when one area was in the sun. Something to think about if you plan to sun yourself poolside all day - you'll be shaded. The beach within walking distance was kind of weird and empty and not super nice. We had a car and drove all over the island exploring other areas, beaches and restaurants, so it didn't bother us any to not have a great pool or beach at this rental, but it's worth noting for future guests.
Just as listed! Beautiful ocean front view! Condo was comfortable and conveniently located. We had pretty much everything we needed, we used the kitchen and ate on the lanai often. Lots of storage for our clothes too! Great shower!
The only suggestion I would have was a better bed… this one was sleepable but seemed a bit worn, a little lumpy.
I still give the condo & host 5 stars. Luke was helpful before the trip and the one time we needed to notify him on the trip he quickly responded! We would definitely stay here again! Moholo!
Home away from home! This property is everything you are looking for and more! Excellent host communication and incredible location!!
Opened the door and looked through unit to waves crashing. Yes! Don’t think I have ever stayed in a unit that close to the ocean. There is a grassy area below the unit with a small drop off to rocks and ocean. The sand beach is just a couple hundred foot walk from the complex by sidewalk. The unit was very comfortable, clean and as described. The owner responded immediately to a concern and to our satisfaction. The pool was also well kept and plenty of parking at the complex. Hope to visit here again soon!
Convenient location in Wailua, easy trip north to Hanalei Bay, a little longer south to Poipu area. Condo is close to the water, hearing the constant surf was great, except for the noisy road on the other side of building with the windows open at night.
We came in late at night and could hear the waves crashing, but didn't realize how close to the ocean we were until sunrise. Every morning/afternoon we saw whales, seals, birds, and chickens from the lanai. The location was perfect- easy to drive north or south for the day. We frequented the pastry/coffee shop across the street, as well as the gastropub. Close to the airport, Safeway and also Target for a quick run. The use of cooler and beach things made day trips very easy. Bed was comfy. Had better luck with the windows open at night, than the air conditioner. Would highly recommend this to anyone planning a trip.
We had a very, very nice stay here. Very attractive condo. Recently updated. Comfortable and attractive space to hang out in, but it’s Kauai so we did spend much time inside. Nice full kitchen for cooking. In condo washer and dryer very convenient as well. Beautiful ocean views from the lanai. I loved sitting on the lanai for breakfast before walking down to the ocean. Walk to various restaurants and shops. Easy drive to other island locations. We would be happy to stay here again when we return to Kauai.
Love the ocean view and whales in the distance. They were spouting and breaching the water. Unit was well furnished. Kitchen was very good with a wonderful view of the ocean. Hear street noises from bedroom but the unit has wonderful ocean view.
Everything worked well.
Great views!!!! Good location. Had issues with AC and appliances. Hopefully that can be fixed
We have stayed at this condo before because of the view from the Lanai and location. We enjoyed many hours watching for whales and surfers on the ocean from our lanai. The location is great because you can walk to several restaurants and the Coconut market for farmers market and the convenient grocery store. Kapaa is a great central location to see the island sites.
Loved our stay and the fact it was oceanfront. Easy to get to everywhere on the island from here. Would stay again.
The view from the deck was so well designed that you felt like no one else was there. You looked over the grass directly at the ocean, no obstructions !! You could catch sunrise and sunset from grass. It was well stocked, comfortable living room, nice breeze going through. Really easy check in. Great breakfast place across the street. Location was pretty central to the island, so it was an easy drive to the north or to the south, for boat tours and waimea canyon and tropical gardens.
Great place to stay in Wailua.
The furniture was full of dust. Rooms had not been cleaned properly. Found a few dead roaches.
Property manager was not responsive.
Beautiful unit, awesome location, loved all the extras included like the cooler, beach umbrella and beach chairs.
We enjoyed our time at this property. The view was beyond belief, the unit very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The furniture could use a bit of an update, but we were out and about most days, so it wasn't a big deal. The owner was very responsive when we called or texted him for small issues. We would DEFINITELY stay here again!!
Condo was spacious, well lit, and has a nice view of the ocean. The ocean isn’t accessible from the condo but you just need to walk about 5 mins and you’ll get to the beach. Ac is only in the bedroom but it keeps the whole unit relatively cool. Cookware / utensils can use an upgrade but it was a minor issue. Pool is steps away from the unit and rarely used by residents. Host had all sorts of floaties, beach chairs for you to use. Internet was slow but again that’s minor.
Great location. Very comfortable bed. Wonderful ocean view from lanai.
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property. It was everything we were looking for. We were within walking distance to the bakery/lunch cafe, farmers market, and grocery store. We cooked the majority of our meals in this condo and was able to use the bbq grille in the pool area. I highly suggest doing that instead of bustling over to get brunch somewhere. This allowed us to enjoy the view from our lanai, and watch the sunrise on the east shore. We were also within walking distance to the private beach so you don't have to spend your time driving from beach to beach. The beach towels, chairs, snorkle gear all came in handy as we didn't have to spend extra money on renting equipment. My two pieces of feedback I would suggest anyone staying here: (1) Be careful with the bedframe as there is little clearance between the bedframe and the walking area in the bedroom. Both my partner boinged our shins on the bedframe and was in a world of pain, I still have a bruise and he broke skin. (2) Get rid of the glass cutting board and replace with wood or plastic, pairing it with dull knives is a big hazard when preparing meals. Thank god for the view though ! :-) In all seriousness I would definitely would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a restful, scenic retreat away from their daily grind to stay here. I get that a lot of people want to go up the North shore or stay by the resorts, but this was by far much more chill and we didn't have to worry about being among the masses of people (cuz you know COVID) at those areas or the kids screaming at them. Thank you again for our host to opening up their home to us. We loved every bit of t.
It certainly is ocean front! Incredible views. Centrally located and the best bakery ever is across the street, Passion Bakery Cafe is a must! Condo is supper comfortable and lots of amenities. Grounds are very clean. Have fun ! Aloha!
Place was perfect, convenient to travel to both north and south shore.
I wish we could have stayed here our entire trip instead of just one night. Much better than the tiny hotel room we had. This place is like an actual condo, not a psueduo condo. It has everything u could want to make meals, play on the beach with plenty of room.
We enjoyed very much staying here. The view from the lanai was amazing, and it was great to be centrally located on the island so we could explore both the north and south locations easily. I really appreciated having snorkels, beach towels, and an umbrella available to use at the beach. There was one issue when we checked in, but it was resolved quickly by the hosts. The condo had everything we needed and was obviously well taken care of!
We only stayed for two days between our resort stays, but wish we were staying longer. Everything was as advertised. Unfortunately, we misplaced a key (yikes!), but in following the instructions provided, we had no trouble getting back into the unit. There are some minor repairs needed, but overall we highly recommend this location, particularly for anyone who enjoys listening to the roaring ocean only a few steps away.
The apartment was clean and had all the amenities including washer and dryer. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. It was a short drive from the airport and restaurants and shops. The owner even had gear for snorkeling, chairs, and mats for the beach. Great experience!
The condo needs updating. The bath towels are old and stained. The curtains were falling off the rod on the end. The bathroom looked like the original sink & cabinet. The bathroom baseboard was separating from the wall by the shower & toilet. The area where the baseboard separated from the wall the drywall needed to be repaired and painted. The shower floor skid protector was stained brown. The entire condo needs painting. We rented 2 condos, 112 that we stayed in and 115 that my brother & wife stayed in. 115 was much cleaner and updated. Luke was very nice & easy to communicate with but I wouldn’t rent the condo again unless it was updated.
This place is all about the views. We stayed for our week long honeymoon this October. There is nothing like waking up to the sunrise with the sound of waves crashing on the beach and a front row view of the ocean. We enjoyed watching the wind surfers do their thing everyday from the lanai. This place is conveniently located to shopping and dining options. It's also a nice location to explore the island from as it is centrally located. The condo itself was well equipped. The pool is nice and well maintained. The only reason why I am not giving it 5 stars is because we felt the bed was uncomfortably firm however I let the owner know and he said that we were the first to complain about that so maybe it's just a personal preference thing. Like the other reviews stated, you can hear road noise from the bedroom but the AC drowns out a lot of that if you put it on. There were also some shady characters that hang out at the gas station across the street but we never had a problem with any of them at the condo. We felt that it was secure. We met Tim, the property manager, and he was very friendly. He also happens to be an Uber driver. We found that out when he picked us up for an Uber ride to a luau. We liked that we could stream Netflix on the TV a couple nights when we just wanted to cook at "home" and relax. This is a great place to enjoy beautiful Kauai.
My husband and I visited Kauai in September and had a wonderful time in this apartment. Luke was very easy to work with, and checking in was very easy. The apartment is in a great location (15 min or so from the airport) and was very clean and perfect for the two of us. The first thing we noticed as we walked in was the amazing view of the ocean from the lanai, it was great to wake up to it every day. The other pleasant surprise was having an air conditioner in the bedroom which helped while sleeping in the evenings.
We are very happy to have stayed in Kapaa since it made seeing the North and South of the island very easy. We did not use the pool since we preferred seeing the gorgeous beaches of Kauai, but it seemed very clean and was only a few steps away from the apartment. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Kauai.
We were happy and quite comfortable at Wailua Bay View. Our lanai was facing the water with a beautiful view. The condo was fully loaded with all the kitchen needs. The pool was steps from the condo and very quiet. We felt we had our very own pool. If we return to Kauai we will definitely stay in this condo again.
Beachfront location. You can hear the waves crashing on the beach just steps from the complex. Close to everything- Wailea river, etc.
Air conditioner and ceiling fan in the bedroom to help sleeping in the hot, humid nights.
Pictures depict the actual unit.
You can smell the fresh baked goods from the bakery across the street.
Only criticism is that traffic can get heavy on Kuhio Highway but you can learn how to avoid most of it utilizing Papaloa Rd to and from the Coconut Marketplace.
We love the island. We plan on returning.
We had a wedding to attend for my friends ' daughter who lives on the island and she told us this was a great location so we booked it. We made a 9-night, 11 day family vacation out of it and it was beautiful! Full moon our 1st couple nights which we stared at from the Lanai, listening to the ocean waves. Our host, Luke, was on site in another unit with his family and putting some new items in our place when we arrived so we got to meet him. Nice guy. Our 6 yr old slept on the pull out sofa & we had the BR which had lots of storage space. Recommend more hangers though:) Kitchen had everything we needed. I couldn't find cutting board or peeler one day and texted Luke...he had one for us before we got back for the day. We used the beach chairs, boogie boards and snorkel gear daily. It was cheaper then a hotel and soooo much more relaxing. We were able to do laundry daily so I packed too much. Across the street you have 2 amazing bakeries, Street Burger, Monicos and the Hippy Cafe...all fantastic! Walk to the corner and your at the Coconut Market which has shops, food and Lava Lava Restaurant which is ON the beach and a great place for lunch, dinner or Happy Hour. Get their perfect Mai Tai! Music & fire pits at night. We will be planning another trip and hope to stay here again. Aloha!
The condo was perfect for my wife and me. It is easy walking distance to shops and restaurants and its central location makes it short drive to virtually all major island attractions. You can easily spend the morning in Hanalei and the afternoon in Poipu without having to spend hours driving.
The ocean is just steps away and provides an amazing backdrop both morning and night. A morning cup of coffee and an evening glass of wine both seems to taste even better when enjoyed overlooking such a beautiful sight.
We recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place that is clean, comfortable and well located.
This is one of the best places we have stayed. Beautiful view, great layout, everything you could need.
The owner was extremely organised, helpful and efficient.
Be sure to visit the Napali coast while you are there but be organised and book ahead!
The whole island is just breath taking. All the people at the condo are so friendly. We can't wait to come back.
Loved it, would love to visit again. Enjoyed sitting on the lanai drinking coffee every morning watching the waves roll in and out. Great experience!
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