Lae Nani #322


Rates: $551 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KK (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 58 reviews)
Aloha! Welcome to our freshly updated oceanfront condo located on the "Garden Island" Kauai.
- The condo offers stunning views of the culturally significant Wailua Bay and the lush mountain range beyond. My grandparents’ home, the condo was sold, with regret, in 2016, but joyfully reacquired by us in 2021! This 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo is truly steps from the beach, as well as a short walk to fine dining and shopping. Completely remodeled and furnished in 2021, this condo has all the amenities including custom cabinets, wide plank oak flooring, designer-picked furniture, and art. This condo provides you with everything you need to relax and enjoy your island stay! *This condo does Not back to the parking lot.
- The complex, appropriately named Lae Nani, meaning "beautiful face", boasts abundant tropical foliage and is nestled on the coast of Kauai's Wailua Bay. Wailua Bay is one of the most sacred places on the island and the ancestral home of the Hawaiian Royals. The stone remains of a sacred temple, known as a "heiau”, sit on the edge of this property, along the coast, and is still visited and used by local Hawaiians today.
- Lae Nani has a private gated parking lot, a tennis court, a heated saltwater pool, gas grills, a beach, Keiki (children's) pool, fish, turtles, good snorkeling, and the occasional "endangered" native monk seal.
- Lae Nani is located on the east shore in the town of Kapa’a. Kapa'a is centrally located on the island putting everything within easy driving distance, including the airport which is only 10-minutes away. In short, everything you need for a perfect getaway to paradise!
*Maximum Occupancy 4 Persons
*No Children Under 13 Years
We provide:
-Stocked kitchen
- Living room with 55" smart HD TV
- Front Bedroom - Ensuite - King Bed/ Full Bathroom
- Back bedroom - Ensuite - King Bed, Full Bathroom, and 40" smart HD TV
- Oceanview lanai
- High-speed internet and cable
- Free parking in a gated lot
- Tennis court, swimming pool, beautiful beach, and lush tropical grounds
- Boogie boards, beach chairs, ice chest
This condo does Not have A/C - We rely on the Tradewind and ceiling fans to provide cool breezes throughout the apartment. The jalousie windows in the bedrooms as well as in the ocean-facing living room can be opened to allow for the flow of air. Kauai is in the tropics, and it does get warm in the summer, but we have never felt A/C was necessary and would detract from the Hawaiian experience as well as the island's sweet scent of plumeria.
If you are unable to find availability for your holiday plans, please, view our "Brown Family" condo, also listed on VRBO. Listing# 2690924. It is located in building 5 - Unit #526
Many Mahalos
Registration Number: 430020100033, GE-185-194-7520-01, TA-185-194-7520-01

Lae Nani #322 Reviews



Mackenzie M.
March 2024
We could not have been happier with our stay in this lovely condo in the Lae Nani complex, which is beautifully maintained. The condo itself is very comfortable with a perfect view of the beach from the lanai. The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen had all of the things we needed to cook, including condiments and seasonings. The condo included anything we needed to have beach fun, including beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, a beach umbrella, and coolers. We could easily walk right down to the fantastic small beach in front of the property and relax and swim there. The pool was quite nice as well if the ocean became too choppy or cold. The location of this condo couldn't have been better. It is a five minute walk from several restaurants, bakeries, and shops, including gelato and a Jo Jo's Shaved Ice location. The host was so friendly and attentive when messaged. Overall we loved it here and would definitely stay again if we ever come back to Kauai.


Patti C.
March 2024
Have a plan to see it all and relax early morning/nights listening to the sound of the ocean and seeing it? This is the place for you! Everything you need to relax...beautiful view, centrally located, pools, coffee shop near by, and close to the airport! Lovely little two bedroom condo.


LAUREL F.
February 2024
Our stay at Lae Nani was everything we hoped it would be. The condo is extremely clean and the decor is beachy and charming. The view from the lanai is gorgeous. The beds and bedding are very comfy and there’s a fun restaurant, Lava Lava, right next door. Would love to stay here again.


Stefano K.
February 2024
The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped for a short or long stay. The owner was extremely responsive. Pickleball court on property was an added bonus. Would and will stay here again. Mahalo!


Lawrence F.
February 2024
Everything was as advertised. Kara does a very nice job of making sure everything is perfect.


Lyn R.
January 2024
Amazing property, view, location! The condo had everything we needed- well stocked kitchen, beach gear, even a washer and dryer. The beds were very comfortable (living room furniture less so but we were early home to even use the space). Best of all was the amazing view from the lanai and the beach outside. We had such a great time! Thank you for the amazing accommodations.



November 2023
Kara, your condo was just beautiful! Georgia and I enjoyed it so much! My friend is a neat freak so she was thrilled at how clean and well decorated it was! A wonderful getaway for me as a caregiver and Georgia as a large business owner. Thank you!


Mary-Anne G.
November 2023
We had a beautiful 14 day visit with our friends in September. We really enjoyed the location of the VRBO as it was walking distance to many local amenites such as the Passion Bakery, Napali Brewing, Lava Lava and Coconut Marketplace. The airport and Costco were only a short drive away and we were at a good half-way point to Princeville, Waimea. We were also close to Kappa, and Poipu, where we were able to enjoy the turtles and the scenic beach hikes. The VRBO was very clean and had 2 comfortable spacious bedrooms. The kitchen was well appointed, and had everything that we needed. The lanai had an incredible view of the ocean, where the men spotted a turtle in the surf. The beaches were fabulous to have our daily soak and the grounds was kept immaculate by the maintenance crew. Staff at the facility were extremely friendly and helpful. The only thing we would have liked was more comfortable furniture in the living room. However this would not be a dealbreaker to not return, and we're already thinking of our next vacation to Kauai. We would definitely come back to Wailua and this vacation rental. Thanks for an awesome stay!!!


Dan W.
November 2023
Great condo, excellent location and grounds, and everything you need for a great Kauai vacation!


Mary S.
October 2023
From the moment we arrived we knew we picked the right place to stay. The condo was so perfect and so comfortable. We had everything we could need and more. From the "extras" in the kitchen (juicer, spices, etc. and all the other items available to use such as chairs, boards, flippers and more! Trust me when I say that the pictures on VRBO do not do it justice because the view from the lanai is truly breathtaking! The condo was also perfect walking distance to Coconut Marketplace, Passion Bakery Cafe and of course the Lava Lava Beach Club. Kara was also very responsive if we ever needed anything. We would definitely stay here again!


Candan S.
October 2023
This was our second time to Kauai and we loved staying in this condo! The location was fantastic for exploring the island or relaxing at the beach or pool at the condo. The condo’s lanai had a very nice table and four chairs plus two lounge chairs. It was a wonderful place to eat breakfast in the morning, get lunch takeout from the Sleeping Giant Grill ( short walk from the condo), and watch gorgeous sunsets in the evening. The beach was just a short walk away after passing the condo’s pool. The owners provided everything you need for a Hawaiian vacation for two couples: 4 beach chairs, 4 beach towels, coolers, ice packs, and well equipped kitchen if you want to cook. There are so many good restaurants a short drive away like Sam’s Oceanside - make sure to make reservations, and Tony’s Fresh Catch Food truck for amazing shrimp tacos and fish tacos! Also, a short walk away from the condo is the Lava Lava Beach Club with a good happy hour, live music, and ocean/beach view. We enjoyed going to the coconut market place where there are shops, restaurants, a grocery store and one of Joe Joe’s satellite shave ice. Personally, we enjoyed picking up groceries here instead of driving a little farther to the Safeway. Also, we chose to visit the original Joe Joe’s Shave Ice down south for nostalgia. The owners of the condo are wonderful hosts. They provided us with information in a timely manner and gave us great recommendations in the area. We highly recommend staying here!


Trixie L.
October 2023
Awesome! Comfortable, clean, and a desirable location. Will stay here again.


Steve & Joy K.
September 2023
Rare find to have two master bed/bath suites, and even more rare to find one decorated so nicely & comfortable! There were so many small things that helped make it delightful, eg plenty of hangers & towels, kitchen with nice cookware, spices, etc, many hooks in bed & bath to hang towels, clothes, great W/D, clear directions for electronics... All of that on top of a great view/lanai & very comfortable beds, along with superb communication with Kara. Definitely recommend!


Nikki H.
September 2023
The condo was beautiful and comfortable. The ocean view was perfect. The condo had absolutely everything we could have needed. I have never stayed in a condo like this before. The owners thought of everything.


Laura B.
August 2023
We can’t say enough positive things about Kara’s beautiful home in Kauai. We spent 7 nights on a recent trip and were so impressed by the condo community and Kara’s home. What we loved: - It’s a super clean, tidy, and organized home - The furnishings are all seemingly new and in great shape - From the books in the bookshelf, art on the wall, and decor throughout the home, you’ll feel like you stepped straight into a Pottery Barn magazine. - Lae Nani is a beautifully run condo community. It’s quiet, well maintained, lush, and has a gorgeous (warm!) pool. - The view!!! Waking up each morning to the beach and ocean view is incredible. Listening to the waves crashing at night and gazing up at the stars was one of our favorite things. - Lae Nani beach is a little treasure. It’s got a Keiki pool for your children and mellow-ish waves for you. We also found it to be a fun beach for beachcombing. - Can’t beat the location in Kapaa. Centrally located to reach both the south and north sides of the island, with plenty to offer in Kapaa/Wailua (biking, great eats, reasonably priced grocery stores, and family friendly beaches like Lydgate nearby) It’s a true gem of a property and one that we hope to be lucky enough to visit again on a trip to the Garden Isle!


Kristy D.
August 2023
This place is great! Lots of room, comfortable beds, the view is AMAZING! Nice little lagoon when you don’t want to play in the larger waves. The pool is great! There is lots of outdoor space to enjoy! Thank you Kara and family for sharing your home! Mahalo


Alka W.
August 2023
Located in town of Kapaa the condo has a lovely quiet, residential feel with direct beach and pool access. Eating places in walking distance- especially loved all the Coconut Market Place had to offer (farmers market -Tue and Thu), food trucks and close to Lava Lava beach club etc. The house is clean, the kitchen had everything we needed, and supplies were well stocked (dishwashing pods, washer dryer etc). We sat out on the lanai every night enjoying the evening breeze, listening to the waves on the beach. Overall, just what we needed for a relaxing vacation.


Jane G.
July 2023
Very beautiful property. Gorgeous view from the lanai. Condo was very clean and inviting. If I needed anything, manger responed right away and handled whatever I needed. Will stay here again.


Maureen E.
July 2023
This property was terrific. Very nice decor and comfortable beds. The view was amazing. We all loved sitting out on the patio, very comfortable patio furniture. Great location too, easy drive to stores and walking distance to two great bakeries, lava lava beach club and coffee shops. I give it 5stars, and it will definitely be where we return on our next trip to Kauai.


Natalie M.
March 2023
Beautiful property with outstanding views. We didn’t want to leave the balcony! It is very clean, well appointed with everything we could possibly need. A dream!


Laura H.
February 2023
We loved our stay and the attention to detail in every aspect. The location was perfect and comfortable. We plan to come back and hope to stay here again. Thank you!!


Kevin T.
February 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is beautifully decorated. We couldn't get enough of the ocean view from the lanai.


Carole E.
February 2023
First time to Kauai, and loved the fact it was located in a very convenient place. Easy to get around the island whether going north or south. Views were beautiful & thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Mahalo for sharing your beautiful place!



February 2023
Great view, wonderful kitchen. Furniture in living room might could use an upgrade. Well equipped. Kauai is a wonderful place.


Kelly K.
December 2022
Very impressed, better than I could’ve imagined


Jackie B.
December 2022
The unit is nicely furnished in EVERY room. The location on the property is perfect to hear and see the ocean. We enjoyed a few delicious take out meals on the lanai. With a candle on the table, the tikki torches lit around the gardens along with the sound of the ocean, it rivaled any restaurant we ate in. I had originally book a resort in Poipu as I had heard it is the "sunny" side of the island (it was Dec.). But after reading the reviews for this property, I canceled the resort and booked this unit. I'm am thrilled that I did. First of all, we had plenty of sun the entire time of our trip. If it did rain, it was a brief shower. This location was convenient to get to the North side where we did quite a bit of hiking. We also went south to get on a boat. So what do you give up by not booking on the south side of the island?...Poipu beach, which is popular to see wildlife. We drove to Poipu one day and enjoyed it but we were so ready to get away from the crowds! There was a lot of shopping available but we didn't have much interest in it. There are a lot more restaurant options but we were thrilled to find a great feature on this property... a private ocean view walkway to a few nice restaurants without having to get in the car. It totally felt like a resort but a bit more quiet. That was a plus as everyone on this island moves slowly...speed limit is rarely over 30 mph so getting to a restaurant that is only 10 miles away could take 25+ minutes. Our host Kara was quick to respond to any communication. We are already thinking of booking it again.


Pina M.
December 2022
Great place. We were two couples traveling together. Some nights we cooked and others we went out to eat great spots near by. Never get tired of seeing the waves and the beach . Amazing ! We all agreed we would stay here again! Loved it ❤️


Christa K.
October 2022
This is my second stay at this property. It is honestly so well-located on the island to enjoy attractions everywhere without an exhausting trek. Even a day in at the beach on property is so perfect. We would stay over and over each year! Beautiful condo within walking distance to food and restaurants, Thank you!


Sheryl Z.
October 2022
We visit Kauai every 2 years and love staying in the Kapaa'/Wailua area. The condo is centrally located and close to the airport. We had a wonderful stay in the condo and would stay there again.


THOMAS A.
July 2022
We had an excellent stay. Property location was perfect for us. Loved the unobstructed views and sound of the ocean. Peaceful, clean condo and grounds. Very well stocked kitchen, bathrooms, beach necessities. We did not lack. Some in our family are hot natured, all of us agreed with the owners that no AC was not an issue.


Roslyn S.
July 2022
The view and access to the cove and ocean are wonderful. The furnishing are great, better than most VRBO properties. The kitchen has most things, a Keuig and a drip coffee maker, if you are picky about your hair dryer bring your own. They have a table to eat on the porch, beach chairs with headrests, boogie boards, hand weights, a foam roller and a small ice pack to use for a sore body part. No real games to play but TV, we did not use. Good central location, nice town with decent restaurants. Some traffic going towards Lihue after 11:00 a.m. The owner is very nice and responsive.


Pamela C.
June 2022
We had such a wonderful time. The location could not be beat. Watching the waves from the balcony and being able to walk directly to the pool, beach, grocery store, and many restaurants made this trip a breeze. Unit was well stocked with everything we needed including goggles, chairs, towels and kitchen supplies. We would definitely stay here again.


CHRISTINE C.
May 2022
Gorgeous condo, gorgeous views, gorgeous grounds. Kara made the process so simple. It was our first time to Kauai and we barely wanted to leave the condo...we did but were also happy to just soak in the relaxing atmosphere and incredible views. Thank you, thank you Kara!


Karyn S.
May 2022
This condo was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in! The furnishings and appliances are top quality—nothing tacky. Beds were so comfortable and the view from the balcony was awesome. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you might need. We had a lovely stay and look forward to returning!


Netsy A.
April 2022
Stay here! Or wait, maybe we shouldn't say that because we want to come back and don't want the calendar to be booked up! Honestly, everything about our stay was lovely and the spot really makes you feel like you're on a vacation to Hawai'i. The beach is right outside your porch. The views are great, and the ocean breezes perfectly delicate but cooling. The place itself super clean, in tip top shape, and the beds felt like impeccably placed clouds. Communication with the host was great. Arrival and check in were easy. Her tip to use the local taxi service (Glenn) was a great tip and we recommend Glenn too! Location is great as well, as it is not too far to Haneli, nor too far to Poipu. Dinner in Lihue, no problem, just a 10 -15 drive. There is a number of changes happening with businesses near the condo which slightly limited the dining options, but the proximity to the market and associated plaza with restaurants made eating out and recouping groceries easy and walkable. The local bakery is a short walk as well and had great coffee. We have memories of this place burned in our minds as we think of our trip and will actively be planning for our future return! 5 out of 5!


Suzanne B.
April 2022
This condo has everything a family of four needed. Location was excellent for an active family that enjoys hiking, exploring, beach time, and being on the water. We left the provided beach chairs in the back of the jeep all week and packed the provided cooler on days we explored the island. Lae Nani is a great location to split visiting the south and west and then east/north shore. The condo is beautifully redone and location is close to pool but with excellent views of kite surfers and the water from the lanai. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! Kara was excellent to work with and this has been one of our best VRBO experiences! The only downside is that we have to leave to go home! We hope to be able to come back soon! Mahalo!


Kevin C.
April 2022
The unit itself and location was amazing! Very well stocked with everything you would need for cooking. Lighting in the living room could be added. Great views and right on the beach. However we were constantly harassed by the people who live in building 5. They are an absolutely disgusting community full of old miserable hags who have nothing better to do than constantly complain about my family trying to have a nice BBQ and pool day. They clearly can't afford their own private beach/pool house so they try to turn Lae Nani into their own; thus preventing others from using the facilities meant for everyone. Not certain if we would stay here again.


Nan M.
April 2022
Great location, beautiful condo, relaxing pool, wonderful ocean. Kara could not have been more kind! It was hard to leave!


Brad C.
April 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The condo was very clean and in excellent condition. The location is was what we enjoyed the most. Steps away from the pool, beach, restaurants and shopping/grocery stores. Would definitely come again.


David B.
March 2022
Everything was easy and great!!! Hosts were excellent!!! Loved the place and location. Quiet and beautiful. Lots of great food close by. We would definitely stay again. Thank you


Sang A.
March 2022
Wonderful.


Maya B.
March 2022
We had such an amazing stay. The apartment is beautiful and clean and has everything you need to take advantage of kauai. Kara was very communicative and helpful. The condo is walking distance from great restaurants (Avalon gastropub worth a dinner!) and grocery stores. Can’t wait to be back!


JoAnne D.
March 2022
The 2 bedroom/2 bath condo was perfect! The grounds are amazing and the salt water pool and kiddie beach area were popular for all ages. The unit was super clean with a well equipped kitchen along with beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and a cooler. There are even yoga mats! (Tip: Check out Anya at Kauai Yoga on the Beach 8:30 am daily next door at Kauai Shores for a yoga session beyond compare!). The lanai has a beautiful view of Wailua Bay for sunset and a quick walk across the perfectly manicured property to watch the sunrise. Located in Kapaa, it is in a perfect location midway between the north and south shores offering a great launching point for daily adventures. It is also an easy walk to Coconut Marketplace and the farmers market every Tuesday/Thursday morning. And don’t miss the marsaladas at Passion Bakery! The owner, Kara, was wonderful to work and offered great suggestions to help finalize all the details of our stay. We will definitely cherish the memories of our stay and we’re already dreaming of our return! Book now, you’ll be glad you did!



January 2022
Absolutely fantastic condo with great central location on the island. Very clean, comfortable beds, and everything I needed in the kitchen for coffee and breakfast (that's all I do on vacation). Hailing from Texas, I was worried about the lack of AC, but trust me when I say this was NOT an issue. Slept with windows and lanai door open every night and I haven't slept so well on vacation ever! The grounds around the condo and the beach at Lae Nani are beautiful and well kept and just added to the relaxation and enjoyment of the trip. Will stay here again, as soon as possible!!!!!


Erin J.
January 2022
Clean condo located on a beautiful property.


Todd W.
January 2022
If anything the property looks better in real life than it did in the photos, and the photos looked pretty good. Great location, as you have the ocean at your door, with beautifully landscaped grounds and have both shopping and food options within an easy walk. The property was perfect for our trip and we would definitely stay there again.


Manohar M.
November 2021
Overall, we had a wonderful time relaxing in this condo. The property was clean with a beautiful view of the beach and the well maintained flower garden and the grass lawn.


Judy M.
November 2021
All good except hard to find in dark when we arrived.



October 2021
We enjoyed the condo very much. the location was good, close to main road and several nice restaurants. We spent many happy evenings on the balcony enjoying the ocean.


Christa K.
October 2021
This property exceeds listing expectations. We stay at many fine luxury rentals and hotels, and my expectations were honestly low coming to this rental but… oh… my… goodness, what a great place to stay! Everything is modern and impeccably clean inside and so well-equipped. The location honestly couldn’t be better. The view is spectacular! You can walk to food and small grocery, or even a beach bar and live music. We can’t wait to come back and I would stay here each time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Hawaii home.


Christine B.
August 2021
Kara’s home is absolutely amazing. The design, style, art, comfort, views, location, everything! Was perfect. Thank you, Kara and Dan!


Molly O.
August 2021
Very well appointed oceanfront condo only a 12 minute ride from the airport. Kitchen was very well appointed. New furnishings. Well kept property. Beautiful beach and pool.


Marta K.
August 2021
Beautiful condo; great location. Very helpful owner and staff.


Betsy F.
August 2021
Thank you to the Brown family for this amazing stay in paradise! We were so incredibly happy with the condo. Kara was so accommodating and easy to work with and helped us plan our perfect vacation! She is a wealth of local information and history! The condo exceeded all our expectations! Pictures will never do this gorgeous place justice. The ocean was right outside our deck and the sounds of the waves lulled us to sleep each night. The beds were incredibly comfortable and it is obvious how much care went into furnishing and stocking this beautiful condo - making it absolutely gorgeous and livable. It was so clean when we arrived and everything we needed was there! The location of this Lae Nani condo made our stay perfect. It is centrally located in the sweet town of Kapa’a. It is conveniently close to the airport, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, beaches (right outside your door), and easy access to the north and south ends of the island. The resort is so beautiful with all the amenities. We particularly loved the central grill area. What a fun social spot to grill and visit with other guests while enjoying a cocktail! The pool was lovely and the landscaping was just breathtaking. This special condo is in the perfect location to enjoy all Kauai has to offer! We will stay here again, and cannot imagine a more luxurious place to land and explore this island of paradise. Until next time, Mahalo! Betsy and Tim



July 2021
The listing photos do not do justice to the experience we had at the condo during our stay. The house has two king beds and they are very comfortable. The Browns are very responsive with any communication. There are great eateries in a walkable distance to grab a snack or meals. We will definitely book the condo next time we are in Kauai.


mary a.
July 2021
The property exceeded our expectations! When we discovered the closet with all the beach equipment/toys we were in heaven. Having a washer/dryer in the unit was priceless. The view was exceptional & location in the complex was perfect. Thanks for making our stay wonderful! Very small notes-not enough toilet paper, need a Keurig, & need electric ACs in bedrooms. Portable fans & overhead fans helped, but you would save on electricity if you had the new splits. Thanks again for everything!

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

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