Lae Nani Kauai #231

Rates: $387 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 186 reviews)
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Lae Nani 231 is located on Kauai's beautiful coconut coast. The Penthouse overlooks the pool, lawn, beach, ocean and majestic mountains. We are located on the top floor in a corner end unit, which provides the ultimate privacy. Panoramic ocean views are available from the living room, dining room, kitchen and lanai. A new split A/C system was installed in April 2023 providing total comfort throughout the entire unit.

Just a short walk along the beach path you will find yourself at The Lava Lava Beach Club next door, which offers live music, pupus and dinner in a casual atmosphere right on the ocean. A few steps further up the beach is the famous Hukilau Lanai restaurant for a more elegant atmosphere. You're also a short walk to the Coconut Marketplace which offers several eateries, galleries, boutiques, a convenience store, as well as free hula shows M/W/F and a farmer's market T/Thurs.

In the unit you will find two Smart TV's in both the living room and in the bedroom. Both TV's are fully equipped with todays most current streaming options. There is Wireless High Speed Internet for you to use, and a 2.1 sound bar in the living room that allows you to stream music from your Bluetooth device.

The Living room and dining room are accented with bamboo crown molding and tiger wood floors.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and stove. Also includes stainless steel cookware, coffee maker, Keurig, a French press and electric kettle. The counters are finished in majestic magma granite.

The Master bedroom is appointed with a king bed and a 14' memory foam mattress and luxury linens. All interior doors are solid teak, louvered island style.

There are rainforest marbled countertops in both bathrooms and inlayed marble on travertine floors. The Master bath has a large shower lined in travertine and decorative tile, a built in bench and hand held/stationary showerheads. Luxury towels and robes are provided.

The lanai is furnished with a bar height table that provides an unobstructed view over the railing. We have also provided two large cushioned chairs and an ottoman which is perfect for relaxing and reading or just enjoying the magnificent surroundings.

The sandy beach allows easy access for swimming, boogey boarding, or just floating in the warm waters of the Pacific. Most often it's quite safe but can be dangerous when surf is large. The 'keiki pool' is surrounded by lava rock to create a shallow natural pool with a sandy bottom.

Some onsite conveniences are coin-operated (Wash app available as well) laundry and gas operated barbecues. Enjoy the lighted tennis courts and large heated pool. These amenities are all exceptionally well maintained. The grounds are immaculate and lush with many local varieties of flowers and plants. Kauai is truly the 'Garden Isle'.

Lae Nani is centrally located on the east shore, and just a 30 minute drive to the north shore, Princeville and Hanalei Bay. Poipu beach is 30 minutes to the south.

Hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing areas are abundant. Waterskiing and wakeboarding are also available on nearby Wailua River. If oceanfront golf on a budget sounds fun, Wailua Golf Course is just a 2.2 mile drive away.

Convenient access to the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path starts next door at Lava Lava. The more than 7 mile, mostly flat path is perfect for biking/walking. Rent a bike and explore this popular path that runs along the coconut coast from Lydgate Park all the way to Donkey Beach.

Please be aware that there is no elevator.

Mahalo for visiting our site! We look forward to hearing from you. Registration Number: TA-010-190-6944-01, GE-010-190-6944-10

Lae Nani Kauai #231 Reviews

Brittany C.
March 2024
This was a trip with a good friend of mine for a relaxing week. The property fit our needs well and we loved the close walking proximity to the coconut marketplace and restaurants

kimberly s.
March 2024
We couldn't have been happier with the stay. The decor made us feel like we were really in Hawaii and we thought it was one of the best units in the space. Unbelievable view, and such a relaxing, quiet community.

Amy H.
March 2024
We absolutely loved this condo, the view and the location. Everything was well stocked and the bed was very comfy. Great stay! We will definitely be back!

Stuart L.
February 2024
We had issues accessing the property due to an incorrect code, which took a while to resolve with the property owner. The accommodation was lovely with an outstanding view, walking distance to shops and restaurants - a huge bonus. Some areas of the property were dusty and the lanai hadn't been cleaned. Overall, the quality of the furnishings, etc was outstanding. Although this was low season there was an extremely high number of families on resort with noisy, badly behaved children particularly in the pool. Owners we spoke to were shocked at the number of children and their behaviour. In spite of this we thoroughly enjoyed our week on Kaua'i.

Lael S.
January 2024
We have been vacationing at Lae Nani for over 30 years. Amber’s condo is one of the best units. It is nicely styled, well stocked kitchen, plenty of beach toys, clean and A/C. The lanai view is outstanding! We were given a local contact number, if needed. Only recommendations I have is the replacement of the of the beach chairs and bedroom pillows. We are looking forward to our stay next year.

Linda E.
December 2023
Loved this place. The view from our patio was great. The pool in the middle of the beautifully maintained grounds and the ocean just a little beyond that. Kitchen had everything we needed and maybe a little more. Very comfortable, very nice.

December 2023
Located on the third floor of the Lae Nani condo complex, this unit is very nicely furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen. This area of the Kauai Island is our favorite, and we would totally recommend this condo unit.

Jonathan K.
November 2023
Absolutely perfect. We loved being on the east side of the island - easy, scenic drives to all spots. The view from the unit itself was spectacular, too. Beyond impressed with the responsiveness of the staff and overall how stocked it was for our arrival

Brian E.
October 2023
The view is extraordinary! Location is close to the ocean, a beautiful grassy area and the pool. It is also central to excursions, shopping and restaurants. Within the condo is all that we needed; kitchen is well stocked and a great place to prepare meals. Air conditioning is a treat as well as the king bed. We will return!

Connor S.
October 2023
Awesome view, location and atmosphere. Will be coming back!

Janet M.
October 2023
Let renters know that the condo is on the 3rd floor with stairs only. There are beach /pool items in storage on patio.

Andrew F.
October 2023
The condo was as described as shown. Same with the views. We loved having our coffee in the morning on the Lanai, with our morning visiting local birds. The grounds were well kept and the other guests friendly. It was in a great location giving us access to many restaurants, shopping and a walking path to burn off those vacation calories. Looking forward to our next stay.

Scott D.
September 2023
Nice well appointed condo. Great location in middle of island to explore both the north and south shores. Would stay there again.

Larry T.
September 2023
When got to the condo it was filthy so we called the contact person she said she new nothing about us renting then she hung up on us. We ended up paying a lot more for a place to stay.

Kip E.
August 2023
This was our third year in a row staying in this unit and we plan to book again for next year. The unit is great, nicely furnished, freshly painted, and air conditioned. The view is spectacular and the proximity to the pool and ocean is very convenient.

Susan B.
August 2023
Loved the view, the amenities, the pool and the condo overall. Air conditioning didn’t work but was fixed easily. A few ants in the bathroom. Property manager didn’t respond as quickly as we thought she should have. Would most likely stay here again though.

Paul G.
July 2023
If you want a really nice easy place to relax you found it. Very nice condo well equipped with everything you need. Restaurants and shopping just a few feet away. Safe spot to swim with lots of shade trees. Very good communications with the owner and her property manager Highly recommended

Joseph O.
June 2023
Property was exactly as advertised, beautiful view, well appointed with a great pool. The beach and ocean were very clothes,and the Coconut Marketplace was right bext door. Good restaurants and stores. The barbecues were spotless. I would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay here if I go back to Kauai.

Mark K.
May 2023
No problems renting the condo. Great location and we had an awesome time on the island

April 2023
This updated condo was a delight to stay in for two weeks. It has every amenity you could ask for and more. Just make sure the occupants know it’s a 3rd story unit with no elevator. We will be back.

Michele N.
March 2023
This condo has a great view. It gets the morning and afternoon sun with a perfect breeze off the water. The kitchen has everything you need. The bed was very comfortable. We will definitely consider staying here again when we return to Kauai.

Clive S.
March 2023
Daniel out host was superb extremely responsive to any issues and very accommodating to any requests or issues that occurred. To improve on the space we would suggest improving the quality of the mattresses and bedding and to have some form of cupboard in the second bedroom or at least hooks in the hallway for coats. Other than these minor issues the space is amazing - huge area for kitchen and for hanging out and the view of course is exceptional with very easy access to the best parts of Tel Aviv. For those who have difficulty with stairs be forewarned that their is no elevator and heavy suitcases may be an issue up the many flights of stairs. Thanks or providing an excellent space .

craig n.
January 2023
Great condo, Tropical surroundings

Gail R.
January 2023
Generally, our stay was great. A plumbing leak was taken care of promptly. I found that, as opposed to many stays years earlier, that the general public was allowed to use the grounds -- even the pool. I don't think management was aware of this since it occurred over the holidays when the office was closed. In any case, our stay was great and we would return.

Russell B.
December 2022
We absolutely loved the view ~ your deck is amazing to enjoy the morning sun and afternoon sunsets! The cozy bath robes are a nice touch! Great location easy for getting around the island!

Kim K.
December 2022
We love the location and the facility because it is quiet and the people are overall very friendly. The unit had a sliding door screen that was really hard to open and close. It was as if there was no wheels on it. The portable air conditioner did cool the bedroom but it didn't cool the rest of the unit. The A/C exhaust fan was piped out the window and the hot air just came back in through the louvered glass window above it. We didn't use it because it didn't make sense to circulate the hot air. Not all the window worked and the screens were a bit bent open and dirty.

Victoria S.
October 2022
We had a great stay at this property. Really well stocked kitchen and a super comfortable bed. Would suggest upgrading the pillows to match the mattress - they were quite flat :) The complex is really nice and quiet. The pool was incredible - great temperature and felt super clean. Don't miss the Tues/Thurs farmer's market in nearby Coconut Marketplace - the best! A super lovely place to stay!

Kurt F.
October 2022
This unit has everything you need for vacationing in Kauai. What I loved the best was the view from the lanai, living room and kitchen. It overlooks the beautiful pool and grounds, with the ocean and mountains in the background. A great beach is steps away as well as restaurants and shopping. Any issues we had were promptly addressed by management.

Jacob A.
October 2022
The location is perfect for those planning to travel around the island. The condo is gated and #231 had incredible views of the ocean. The complex was quiet and had all the amenities you could need. The room also came with beach/snorkeling gear so we didn't have to rent it. Overall, it was a great homebase for our honeymoon.

Aaron B.
October 2022
Our trip got off to a rocky start due to a miscommunication between the care taker of the property and the property manager (the property manager does not live on the island), we received the wrong information which caused us to not be able to get into the room. However, once we got that sorted out it was quickly forgotten due the property being such an amazing find. The view from the room is unreal and the property grounds are absolutely amazing from the lush landscaping to the well kept amenities. The condo itself could use a little love but it is in great shape and any negatives I could tell you about are easily overshadowed by the excellence of the property. I do however need to mention that the internet bandwidth provided is not sufficient for any sort of remote working (I tested it multiple times during our week stay and was only getting 3MB/s down and less than 1MB/s up) so think twice if you know you will need a solid internet connection for work. I wouldn't say I am well traveled but one thing that I always hate about travelling is 9/10 of the showers I use just suck. They get the job done but it is usually a terrible experience from low water pressure to it being just big enough to turn around in and in some cases just disgusting. The shower in this condo is 10/10! It is huge (more than enough room for 2), has great water pressure, has a little bench for sitting and has one of those awesome double shower heads with all the different setting on the detachable part. Not sure why this is not pictured in the ad but it really should be, it was an absolute pleasure taking a shower. The beach is really cool, if you're not much of a swimmer the beach has a really neat "pool" that was created in the ocean with lava rocks so you can feel completely safe taking a dip in the ocean without having to deal with the waves. The condo also had a little closet on the lanai with pretty much every piece of beach equipment you could possibly want. There are many food places and a market within walking distance, the hotel next door also has an oceanfront restaurant/bar with nightly entertainment. I would have been perfectly happy just staying near the property the whole trip but the other excellent part of choosing this property is it is centrally located between both the south and the north making it a perfect "home base" from which to explore. If you are lucky enough to find availability for this little gem do not hesitate to book it.

John T.
September 2022
The property is as good if not better than the pictures indicate. End unit gives a feeling of open space and with Building 1 only two stories this third floor condo has more of a feeling of privacy that is somewhat unique. Very clean and well appointed and the communication with Bernadette and Amber was exceptional. The proximity to the pool and beach was exactly what we had in mind. Easy walk to Coconut Marketplace and a short drive to Safeway and onto Kapaa (have to try Kountry Kitchen) makes this a perfect location.

Judy W.
September 2022
It feels like you're living in a beautiful tree house - the condo is clean, comfortable with a view of the ocean that you can swim, snorkel or surf in right in front. The central location could not be better. I'm looking forward to staying there next time.

September 2022
Absolutely beautiful view of the ocean from the patio. Quiet grounds, somewhat secluded beach. Condo is in immaculate condition. I would stay here again!

Jenny B.
August 2022
We stayed for 9 nights. Condo was beautiful and the view from the balcony was Unbeatable. Original door code we received did not work when we arrived bit situation was easily resolved with a quick phone call. Would definitely recommend this condo to anyone.

Patti G.
July 2022
The condo is even more beautiful than the pictures. Everything was wonderful and communication with Amber, the owner was exceptional. We would love to stay there again.

Dorothy S.
July 2022
Wonderful place to stay, easy check-in, beautiful accommodations!

Pe4ggy J.
June 2022
Very nice rental.

Steve B.
May 2022
Condo was great. Nice pool and great location.

Desiree T.
April 2022
This VRBO is very beautiful, the photos don't do it justice! It's in a great location, right next door to the Coconut Marketplace where there is an ABC store and multiple restaurants and shops. The VRBO was well stocked with towels, beach towels and we were pleasantly surprised by all the items in the porch closet for us to use including a beach bag, cooler, boogie board, snorkel, fins and a beach umbrella. We did reach out to the host, Amber, prior to reserving our stay to ask more details about what was at the VRBO so we could pack accordingly. Our understanding was that she manages the property but had not been there herself. We did get the check in instructions a month out from our trip and they were easy to follow. I did reach out to Amber twice during our stay with questions via the VRBO app but never got a response. We never used the pool during our stay but it looked well maintained and there were always people swimming. The beach is a little rocky but still swimmable. We saw lots of kite surfers there as well. The grounds of the property are beautiful as well and staying on the east side of the island was very convenient for all our plans. Overall, we would definitely stay at this location again!

Sara C.
April 2022
This was the perfect vacation rental! Location was the best with about an hour drive to both the North & West end of the island. Condo is very clean and equipped with everything you need along with beautiful view of the Lae Nani grounds and ocean! Quiet, peaceful and super comfy king size bed. Also, the BEST malasadas we have ever had just a couple blocks away at Passion Bakery!

Christine L.
March 2022
The grounds and view are absolutely beautiful. Everything was as pictured. There is an air unit in the bedroom which was not needed with the tradewinds coming through but during hot months would definitely need to be used. The location was perfect. We enjoyed our stay at Lae Nani.

Russ and Vickie C.
January 2022
The property changed owners after we had already secured our rental. The new owners were very easy to work with and kept the same contract with us as the previous owners. All in all our stay went without any problems. We have stayed at Lae Nani before and will be back again…

Stacie D.
January 2022
This is a lovely condo in a great location and is a good value. Its beautifully decorated, the bed is insanely comfortable, as is the furniture. The view from the lanai is gorgeous. It has easy access to the pool, beach and the lovely grounds. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and a great farmer's market. It was great to walk right over to Lava Lava Beach Club. It is fairly quiet. Our stay, however, was complicated by the last-minute sale of this condo days prior to our arrival. This caused me a little bit of extra stress during our trip prep. The new owners agreed to honor all the terms of our original rental agreement, which they did. Even though, the issues we did have were resolved, I feel they are worth noting. First, when we arrived, after dark, the condo was completely dark. Upon entering, we quickly noticed that the condo had not been completely cleaned and prepared for our arrival. As it was late, and we were so tired from a long day of travel we let it go and went to bed. A quick message to the property manager, resulted in our cleaning fee being promptly refunded. Very appreciated. I guess there was a miscommunication on their part. Things do happen so we shrugged it off. I think for future trips I will verify everything a day or so before arrival. The condo was generally well stocked. We even found some spices. Lots of pretty glassware and dishes, along with insulated mugs to take to the pool. We did find a few things lacking. There is no dish sponge provided, and I would have appreciated a good fry pan or griddle. Also, understand that you are only allowed 2 sets of towels per person. This was kind of a deal for us as we stayed 12 nights and had not planned on doing any laundry this trip, let alone the condo's towels in the coin op laundry, with no detergent supplied. After a lengthy e mail back and forth with the manager, we finally were able to get some clean towels mid stay. I appreciated the resolution, but it took a lot of effort to get there. Apparently, they are afraid if they allow too many towels, guests will leave them in a damp, mildewy pile. Hmm. Overall, it was a very nice stay, even with the hiccups that were resolved to our satisfaction. The only reason I would not stay again, is I have learned that being able to do laundry in my condo is a bigger deal than I realized, especially when towels are in short supply. .

Patricia M.
January 2022
Fantastic view, great location, updated property with 1 1/2 bathrooms. Sleep sofa quite comfortable but needs updated linens. Kitchen well equipped and lanai with that view!

David P.
November 2021
The property was just as advertised--comfortable and well-equipped with a fantastic view from the deck and dining room and easy access to the property's amenities (pool, beach, laundry room, etc.) and everything Kauai has to offer. Kapa'a is a perfect place to stay no matter what direction you want to drive for sightseeing and activities (and food and drink--you can't forget that). An added bonus was having the Lava Lava Beach Club just a few steps away (tasty food and wonderful Mai Tais, and you're allowed to have more than one--you're walking, remember). We had a great week on Kauai!

Gordon G.
November 2021
Very nice, would definitely stay here again.

Michael H.
November 2021
Great condo in central location only a few minutes from the Lihue airport allows easy commute to the North Shore, Poipu or Waimea.. Well equipped, with excellent ocean/pool views. Great for just sitting back and enjoying Kauai. The owner provided prompt responses and his property manager was friendly and very helpful. I would definitely recommend it.

Lori B.
October 2021

Helenaz M.
October 2021
My family and I had a wonderful stay at Stephen's condo. It was immaculate, had all the amenities we could need, and we loved that the property had a beach right in front. The Lava Lava Beach Club next door was great for happy hour and drinks as well. Stephen was a very gracious host and we greatly appreciated him allowing us a late check out given that our flight back to the mainland was so late and we had infant twins with us. We hope to be back in the future, thank you Steve!

Wesley S.
October 2021
Staying at Lae Nani 231 was everything my wife and I could’ve hoped for and more. The view, the location, the accommodations were everything as advertised. Couldn’t be happier with our stay.

October 2021
The most relaxing vacation we've had in a long time. The property is stunning. The condo is gorgeous. The view is incredible. The grounds are the most impeccable that we've ever had the pleasure to stay at. I hope we have the pleasure to stay here again in the next 12 months. Absolutely fantastic!

Ariel O.
October 2021
My family and I booked a weeklong stay at Steve's place, and we couldn't have been more thrilled with our visit. The unit was immaculate, the location was amazing, and that spectacular view could not be beat. From Steve's communication, to the friendliness/helpfulness of the onsite property office staff, we really couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was our first time to Kauai, and it definitely won't be the last. Thanks again, Steve!

Janet G.
September 2021
This property is in a fantastic location. Beautiful view from the room. The grounds are stunning! Condo is appointed with everything you could ever need. Communication with owner was fantastic! It is ion the 3rd floor so keep this in mind if you have mobility issues - no elevator.

Kirsten A.
September 2021
Loved staying at Stephen’s place! The property was clean, beautiful, and secure. Check-in and communication was quick and easy. Can’t recommend enough!

Heather S.
August 2021
This condo gave us a luxurious paradise for our honeymoon. The views were spectacular. The amenities were beyond the basics and super comfortable and luxurious. It’s SO close to the ocean, you can hear the waves when you’re sleeping. This is the perfect paradise vacation!

Teri R.
August 2021
Steve, the owner of this unit was a pleasure to work with, timely in communications and went the extra mile to help out friends staying in another unit within the same building. The unit is well appointed and is as described and pictured. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again and recommend to friends and family. The only mix-up was the unit was not cleaned upon our arrival. That mix-up was taken care of immediately. Mix-up's happen - don't let it deter you from renting!

Michael P.
July 2021
Great clean place with beach access and pool. Owner was not too communicative prior to arrival but everything got sorted. Great location in the middle of the island. Place was very nicely decorated!

cynthia z.
July 2021
This place is perfect. Had everything you need to have a wonderful stay. Our view was all you could dream of. We would come over snd over. You can walk to many eateries Thank you Cynthia

Travis M.
July 2021
This condo was great for our vacation! The view from the balcony can't be beat! We ate breakfast and dinner on the balcony and enjoyed the ocean view. This condo was fully stocked with anything you would need for a day at the beach. The location was great for anything we wanted to do on the island. We would definitely rent this condo again!

Kip E.
June 2021
Great unit at Lae Nani. Beautiful finishes/decor....great Hawaiian feel and views of ocean and mountains.

Sam K.
June 2021
This place is just as described by the owner. The views make you think twice about going out to explore the beautiful Island ,and the interior is decorated with taste and class. Steve was a great host, responsive and vested in his guests having a pleasant vacation.

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

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