The Sandy Feet Retreat


Rates: $557 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 51 reviews)
This gorgeous oceanfront, two bedroom, two bath condo at Lae Nani in Kapaa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself with friends and family.

Private, top floor corner unit (no one above you), featuring high ceilings, a fully equipped kitchen remodeled with granite counter tops, new cabinets, new lighting, farmhouse stainless sink & tile floor. Air conditioning installed in 2021!

Enjoy a breathtaking ocean view from our spacious Lanai, walking distance to swimming (beach or pool), recreation and nearby shopping and dining. Ten minute drive from the Lihue Airport, two minutes drive to the award winning Wailua municipal Golf Course.

Enjoy free secure internet access and free gated parking with security guard on site. There is a very comfortable king size bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the guest bedroom that can be joined into a King size bed at your request for an additional nominal charge.

This lovely unit overlooking scenic Wailua Bay is the perfect getaway. The beach is just steps away across the beautifully landscaped vast lawn. Children can wade in the sheltered lagoon or play in the swimming pool. Adults will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere by breakfasting on the lanai and watching the ocean, exotic birds, beautifully landscaped grounds or relaxing with a glass of wine at sunset.

There are also countless activities on site or nearby, from playing tennis at our very own lighted court, to snorkeling, surfing, fishing, hiking or golfing at one of the nearby courses. Registration Number: TA-175-776-8192-01, 430020100060, GE-175-776-8192-01

The Sandy Feet Retreat Reviews



Christina C.
February 2024
This condo is very nicely furnished and comfortable. It was a perfect home away from home for our family of 4 adults during our weeklong stay. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out & have their own space. There were a couple of small maintenance/housekeeping issues during our stay that were quickly resolved by contacting the property manager (light bulbs being replaced and sheets for sofa bed provided). The grounds of the Lae Nani are so lush and beautiful. It’s much more beautifully landscaped than any of the neighboring properties including the Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort. We didn’t end up using the grills by the pool, but they looked very nice and clean w/ a couple of picnic tables to use for eating or sitting at while you’re cooking.


Janet H.
January 2024
This unit is in a great location making it easy to access all the activities we wanted and close to convenient shopping. The grounds are beautiful, the complex very quiet and the pool quite large. It was lovely to be able to sit on the lanai and hear the waves so close. The unit itself was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. We were particularly pleased with the kitchen being so well stocked as we like to cook - and the barbecues by the pool were great as well. There was good bedding, pillows and extra towels. It is, however, in need of some TLC in a few places (e.g. some peeling paint, curtains that had come off the track/wouldn’t close in the living room, a bathroom sink very slow to drain) and has older bathroom and kitchen fixtures/finishes. This is not uncommon in an older rental condo. It certainly didn’t interfere with our enjoyment of our vacation, but I mention it as these things might bother some. Note the coin laundry, which is very close by the unit, now has a payment app. Unfortunately it can only be used on a US smart phone - so we had to collect up our quarters instead. Overall we were happy with our stay.


Allison G.
January 2024
Overall the property that this condo is located at is amazing. Our only issue was that the air conditioning in the main area was not working the entire time we were there.


Kyle Y.
October 2023
Loved the location of the property. Super close to the beach and restaurants in the area. Very walkable and only a couple minutes drive from other restaurants in the area. The main property has a pool and they look to be building a few outdoor bbqs near the pool so it’s only getting better!


Shannon L.
July 2023
We live staying at this condo. The location is great because it’s close to everything we need!


Jason K.
June 2023
The Kapa’a location was great (about halfway between Waimea and Hanalei). The only problem was the AC wasn’t working in the kid’s room, then it went out in our bedroom after the second night. The on-site property manager wasn’t able to help and so it was never fixed during our stay- thank goodness for ceiling fans. I would get assurances that the AC is in working order before checking in.


Christine S.
June 2023
Convenient location on Kauai- easy to get to north and south parts of the island. Beautiful property and loved the ocean front view. My family appreciated the closet of beach toys, snorkel gear, etc but some chairs were rusty/broken and should be replaced. Great amenities in the condo. Very comfortable. Only complaint is the water in the shower did not get much above luke warm. Overall we would stay here again.


Maree T.
May 2023
The property was very nice with a beautiful ocean view. Beds were comfortable. All was clean. We enjoyed our stay.


Greg M.
April 2023
The furniture is dark and dated -some need replacement . Some beach accessories are worn out rusted needing replacement .


Kevin K.
March 2023
The location is perfect, on the east side, halfway between the north shore and the south shore. The unit has great views of the sea. Sunrises are spectacular. The beach right outside the unit is great with a calm area for little kids, and you don't have to drive anywhere. The unit itself is spacious but some of the finishes are off (laminate flooring gaps, door latches that are loose, paint lines are shaky in places). The appliances are older but worked fine. All in all a great place to stay on Kauai. Would definitely stay there again.


Shelly B.
February 2023
Lovely location and beautiful grounds.


Kelly B.
February 2023
As advertised, clean and quiet. Quite a few stairs to access unit. Restaurants, stores everything you need within a short walk.


Victoria O.
January 2023
Here are the pros and cons of our stay at this condo….. Pros….GREAT location! Can walk to the Coconut Marketplace and to the Lava Lava Beach Club. Beach is just steps away. Nice heated pool. Grounds of the complex are kept up and are very beautiful. Beautiful ocean view (although palm trees block some of it). Kitchen is stocked with all the essentials to cook. Beach chairs, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, coolers etc. are appreciated. Cons…condo is a little dated and could some updates. We were a family of 4 and were only given 4 bath towels and 2 washcloths. More towels would be appreciated, or at least let your guests use the washer and dryer in the condo. There is a laundry facility downstairs but we never had enough quarters to use it. Hot water does not last long. After the first shower, the next 3 were with cool water. The air conditioners make a weird loud buzzing sound every couple of minutes. If I had to sleep with them on it would have kept me up. Internet does not work well at all, couldn’t watch anything on the tv that required streaming or use a laptop without losing connection.


Rachelle H.
January 2023
Perfect location, beautiful beach!


Shasta S.
January 2023
Had such a great time at this condo. The location was great, very clean, and loved that it was nice and quiet. AC was a huge plus and I loved being on the top floor. Only negatives (which were minor) is that the palm trees blocked most of the view from the balcony and the master bath shower rarely got above luke warm. But again, this was trivial. We loved our time here and don’t want to go home! Highly recommend.


Christopher M.
December 2022
Beautiful property!!! Relaxation made easy!


Deanna M.
November 2022
Property was just as described. Lovely and well stocked and within walking distance to many places. The kids had a great time at the pool. My only regret is we didn’t utilize the farmers market and kitchen.


Randy B.
November 2022
Upon entry it was obvious that the unit had not been cleaned in months. The kitchen counters were dirty and there were bread crumbs around the toaster. In the first bedroom there was dust on the floor (not to mention the dust under the bed) and the toilet had not been cleaned in who knows how long. The wifi was sketchy and worst of all I was looking forward to watching the baseball playoffs and maybe some football. Hah! No live TV! The “air conditioning” units ran on their own and made noise all night even when shut off. In the main bedroom water was spewing out of the ac unit on to the bed. I tried to reach the contact person and her response was that the ac was new and she never addressed the TV issue. Useless! On a positive note the furnishings were comfortable. All in all a thumbs down!


Joe D.
November 2022
Condo was as described and view was fantastic. The complex was very well manicured and quiet. The beach was enjoyable and the tide pool was safe from strong currents. Highly recommend


Carrie M.
October 2022
We had an amazing stay! Close to everything, clean, fully stocked with everything we needed, great views….would totally come back! Loved everything about this place! Thank you for sharing your place with us!


Teresa B.
October 2022
The unit was exactly as advertised. We’ve stayed in Lae Nani many times in other units, and this one is great. We’d definitely stay here again - especially in the summer, because the AC in the bedrooms was ideal. Thanks!


Patricia V.
October 2022
We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. It's in a great location and we especially loved that one portion of the beach at this resort is a protected, calm, shallow cove where you can float around in calm water (also great for families with young children as the water in the cove is only a couple of feet deep). The pool is also really nice, the grounds are beautifully landscaped. The condo itself is just like the photos and nicely appointed with everything you could need. Steve, the owner, is friendly and responsive. There are amazing sunrise views to the left of the resort (if you're facing the beach). I discovered there's a little trail near the protected beach area that can take you to the property next door where the best sunrise views are had. If you get up early, be sure to head over there at sunrise. This condo complex is in a nice area, conveniently located near lots of restaurants and easy to get everywhere. I'd definitely stay at this condo again. Be sure to eat at Gaylord's. Best meal of our trip. We also loved Sam's Oceanview Cafe.


Rachel R.
July 2022
Biggest con was uncomfortable beds. But other than that it was great! It’s on 3rd floor which was nice to get in all that exercise, But elderly might struggle.


Jeanette M.
June 2022
We really enjoyed our stay.


Bonnie C.
June 2022
Everything was great (good exercise going up the stairs). Air conditioning was great. Beautiful furnishings Wonderful view except the trees are getting a little to tall but we could see the ocean between them. What more could we ask for. Loved it!


Agnese H.
June 2022
The location and the view of the ocean were excellent. It was great we had air conditioner, as other units didn’t. The few things did not enjoy was not able to use the washer and dryer within the condo. The condo can also use a few upgrades but overall it was a great experience!!! Thanks!!



May 2022
Loved the location of this property as we roamed the island. All the supplies we needed for cooking, hanging at the beach and just hanging out in the room were supplied. Would highly recommend!


Julia T.
May 2022
The property is just beautiful. The condo was well stocked with everything you need and the kitchen is really great. I really appreciated that it is right there on a small beach... I would caution people about swimming there. Rip tides are a thing right there, and the Wailua Bay can get windy and choppy out there. Long story short I had to be rescued by a surfer, it was a very scary experience and he told me that this happens all the time there. People just do not realize that it is not a calm shallow reef right there, and I am a really strong swimmer too. The property photo shows it as a calm perfectly still inlet. But currents and conditions change. So beware and be informed of advisories for the tides and currents. The big turtles play there and are wonderful to view and we were lucky enough to enjoy perfect weather. I loved that the place was quiet and not right above a noisy pool area. The property has thoughtfully placed the gorgeous pool area properly. We met some really nice people there. Lava Lava was great for dinner, just walk over there. Such a cool dinner right on the beach experience with lit tiki torches and live music. Kapaa town has quite a few things to do and good eateries super close by. The property owner provides excellent suggestions for places to try. We went to a Luau on an old sugar cane plantation, went to the Kauai Museum, and took a nice trip to the botanical gardens. I guess the only "negative" thing I would have to say is the 3 flights of stairs are a major consideration if you have any heavy luggage you will have to haul it up the stairs. Pack light, and if you have bad knees or can't handle stairs or had recent joint surgeries this may not be appropriate for you, as going in and out of the place (luggage or not) will require you to go up and down all the flights of stairs every time you go anywhere even taking the garbage out or to the beach, doing things for the day, then back out to dinner at night. You get the picture....... there is no elevator available for use in the building. The view is beautiful from the top floor as described and it is really pretty quiet as well which my sister and I appreciated.


rebecca h.
April 2022
The condo is in a great location and the view from the unit is beautiful! You really are steps away from the water/beach. We appreciated that boogie boards and beach towels were available and it was a bonus that the place had AC units in 3 of the rooms!


Brigid H.
April 2022
Everything was easy about our stay - the short distance from the Lihue Airport, the secure gated parking lot, the helpful people in the condo office, great coffee and food within walking distance etc. The views were absolutely stunning, and the condo had everything we needed for a great stay.


Carol M.
April 2022
Steve was very responsive & check in was a breeze. We had no problems.


ann b.
March 2022
Close to everything. Beautiful grounds. Awesome view. Great selection of beach toys and chairs. Well stocked kitchen.


Michelle M.
March 2022
We really enjoyed the condo, the property and the location. Located right next to Lava Lava Beach Club - a fantastic restaurant on the beach. View and beach were amazing. Would definitely recommend.


Meagan C.
March 2022
You will not be disappointed if you chose this one! All the things we loved: Its right on the beach-you can access 2 beaches-one right in front, which has a small pond like area for little kids and one just down to the left past the pool which is larger and has a restaurant with great food. The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, cookware and even spices. Toaster, blender, microwave, drip coffee pot and coffee grinder. There is a dishwasher too. Parking is easy and included. He has a great collection of beach stuff you can borrow-chairs, toys, water shoes, beach bags, boogie boards, beach towels, etc. the location is great-you are walking distance to several restaurants and the Safeway is just a 10 min drive up the road. Shampoo, soap, etc. is provided as are a lot of towels. The grounds, including the pool and grill area are very well kept. The laundry room is very close to the condo and you don't need quarters-you can pay via an app on your phone. We loved this location-it was a great home base for exploring the whole island. The farter north you go on the island, the crazier the roads get, so I felt like if we stayed up there, we would not have done near as much exploring. But keep in mind you can't be in a hurry here :) Speed limits seemed to always be 25 MPH and a 20 mile trip can easily take over an hour. We loved Kauai and hope to return next year and we would for sure stay here again. Things that did not bother us, but may be an issue for some: It's a 3rd floor walk up so if you cannot do stairs, this is not the place for you. The master bed is very soft-I thought it was great but if you need a hard bed, this is not for you. The laundry is not in unit. But the laundry room is super close and by using the app, your phone will tell you when the cycle is done, so you don't have to wonder if its time to put it in the dryer yet :) There is a $10 minimum to load money onto the app, so if you just need to do one load, go and get quarters.


Michael H.
March 2022
Everything about this place was as advertised. The only drawback for us as senior citizens was hauling our luggage up the stairs. We knew there were going to be stairs, but we quickly learned to take everything with us every time we left so we didn’t have to go back up the stairs for it.


Jen B.
February 2022
Unbelievably wonderful! The only negative was our condo had not been cleaned when we arrived at about 5pm. HOWEVER, the on island rep, Bernadette was quick to respond and had it all done by 7pm while we had dinner at Lava Lava, next door to the condo. We were also granted a later checkout so it really worked in our favor. The condo was clean with all the amenities and then some (boogie board, beach chairs, floaties, masks, snorkels, fins, beach shoes, beach umbrella….we only had to rent one mask/snorkel), the views were spectacular. The property was immaculately maintained, quiet and tropical plants/trees were abundant. Walking distance to multiple restaurants, bike and snorkel rentals, tourist shops, farmers market held twice a week at coconut market place. The fairly flat bike/walk path a short distance away was BEAUTIFUL, all along the coast but no shade so bring water, sunscreen, etc. We rented a car but if u r only staying a short time u really don’t need it. Airport about 15 minutes away. We loved it so much, we already booked a return trip. Don’t stay here if climbing stairs is difficult or if u detest roosters.


Danielle F.
February 2022
Property was lovely and convenient to lots of activities. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.


Rebecca F.
January 2022
A very clean and well-kept property; pride of ownership is seen in the newer rugs, quality towels, and overall comfort. It's only a stroll to the beach or BBQ. An amazing property for families as it has a wide expansive lawn leading up to the sheltered beach. With quiet time after 10 p.m., it's serene in the evening with the sound of the waves. Thank you for a unique and beautiful experience.


Blair S.
January 2022
We really enjoyed our time at this property. Condo was clean, kitchen well stocked (could use a cast iron skillet, but I’m nitpicking here), views as described, and the property grounds and pool were exceptional. The little boulder enclosed beach is perfect if you have small kids - we met many locals that told us this was the best spot on the island for little ones. Also, Kapaa is centrally located to explore all of Kauai. I will say if you have small children (under 6) there are no toys or games for that age group in the condo; there are tons of beach toys which are great. Not a big deal as you don’t wanna spend a lot of time there anyways, just worth pointing out. Overall we had a great stay - already planning to return!


Lisa M.
January 2022
Besides wonderful location and unit - we really enjoyed the private entry to store / dry beach stuff and shoes! Great view, awesome kids friendly beach, lots of coffee / food options in walking distance range.


Deanna S.
January 2022
Condo was centrally located, close to shopping and places to eat. Beach walking distance. Only complaint, limited on hot water and tree leaves blocking a spectacular ocean view.


Shayne A.
October 2021
Great place to stay! Easy and ideal location to hit all of Kauai’s hot spots found some hidden beaches where the locals hang had a blast all around.


Denise V.
October 2021
Very nice place. Hopefully the minor maintenance issues have been resolved. Would definitely stay here again in the future.


Ralph T.
October 2021
Thoroughly enjoyable vacation in a beautiful location and condo.


Sally G.
September 2021
Compliments to the owner on his flexibility during the pandemic! This property is nicer than advertised and the Coconut Coast is fabulous. The beach that borders the property is absolutely beautiful! The proximity of Lae Nani to dining, shopping and attractions is perfect. We rented a vehicle but rarely used it because most things are within walking distance. The owner, Steve, is great to work with. Hope to stay there again.


Joyce M.
July 2021
The Sandy Feet Retreat was perfect for our Kauai vacation. It is in a great location with easy access to beach, pool and town. The condo itself is well appointed, comfortable and super clean. The kitchen is outfitted as if someone lives there fulltime. The owners also provide beachwear such as chairs, coolers, flippers, etc which came in super handy. The view from the living room and deck is beautiful and relaxing. The owner made the entire process super easy, especially as we booked right before the pandemic began and he was wonderful about keeping in touch until we were actually able to travel there. The next time I return to Kauai, this would be my first choice to stay. Aloha


Elsje B.
June 2021
The unit was clean and had everything we needed. We had planned on renting snorkeling fins, but they even had those. The gardens are lush and beautifully maintained. The beach has a lovely area for little kids to swim safely. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for working with us when we had to postpone because of Covid.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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