My wife and I stayed here 24 Sep - 1 Oct 2023. We enjoyed the beautiful view from the balcony and close proximity to restaurants and shopping, many within a very short walking distance. The furnishings and amenities were quite adequate for an enjoyable stay. I would say they are a bit dated compared to other condos we have stayed in but in no way detracted from our stay. And for the value, compared to other condos in the same complex, you can't beat it. Some folks have complained about the road noise and I was a bit worried about it prior to arriving but thought that since most of the road construction in the area had been completed, it wouldn't be too bad. I do have to say, that even though the road construction was very minimal, the road was still a bit noisy. It is just a very busy road, regardless of construction. If you are a light sleeper, this may be an issue for you. I came prepared with some soft silicon ear plugs and had no problem sleeping. My wife doesn't like using ear plugs so the road noise was a bit more annoying for her. Overall, the condo really is a lovely place to stay, and as I mentioned, you can't beat the price.
Great location. Minutes from the airport. Easy access.
Very beautiful ocean view with crashing waves right under the balcony.
We loved our stay here. The condo was walking distance to some eateries including a brewery. Other convenience stores near by too. We appreciated staying in Kapaa which was centrally located between all our island adventures: Hanalei and Ha’ena State Park (advanced resos req) and Polihale, Waimea Canyon, and Manuka Charters. The AC is a window box unit in the living room which works well and cools down the front of the place within a few minutes. There are fans in the bedroom where the AC doesn’t reach. The view from the lanai is lovely and we loved sipping our morning coffee there while watching the early sunlight spread across the water. If you want a centrally located home base for you to come back to after a day exploring, this is the place.
I have stayed at Wailua Bay View several times and it’s one of my favorite places. We found the condo to be clean and neat. You cannot beat the view of Wailua looking towards Lydgate Beach Park There were two beach chairs, towels, boogie board and a cooler available. Lisa is always very responsive and cooperative with any questions or minor issues. We will definitely be back soon. Aloha…😎🐠
The place was lovely, enjoyed the views from the balcony. It is centrally located on the island which makes for a short day trip no matter which way you go exploring. The only problem for me was it's location. It is very close to the highway and there can be a lot of traffic noise heard from the bedroom. Other than that, we enjoyed the stay a lot and would definitely recommend the place to others. Priced very fairly, in my opinion.
We stayed here for about 5 days in May and absolutely loved it. Prior to our arrival, the host was very communicative. Location was easy to find and the check in process was smooth. The unit itself is spacious, clean and comfortable. We loved waking up every morning to the beautiful view and enjoyed having breakfast & coffee outside overlooking the water. The location can’t be beat either- close to several good restaurants and shops, the airport, and all the activities/places we wanted to explore. Would definitely consider staying here again next time we’re on the island.
Centralized location to all parts of the island. The filtered water in the fridge a very nice touch to help save on drinking water. Across the street is Passion Bakery which has first rate coffee, breakfast and malasadas. On-site property manager very helpful. The bedroom only has fans and no direct AC. However there was a fan that you can move around. Bed is very comfortable. Wi-Fi/TV/Cable a little hit and miss but eventually gets there. Linens, towels and beach accessories provided including beach towels. Ocean view wonderful. Property outdated and yet everything in good working except for screen door.
Great stay at a central location overlooking a locals beach. Abandoned hotel across the street served as some fun time for some fpv drone action. Lots of food options without the need for reservations unlike other parts of the island. It was perfect for us to be able to do our own thing.
Great stay and better location! We were close to everything and had the best view off the deck! In-suite laundry & kitchen made the condo even better.
It seemed like some tenants in the complex were regular tenants, but others were short term rentals. Quiet neighborhood with awesome bakery nearby for malasadas. 5 minute drive to food and entertainment. Only con is the stairs to the 3rd floor condo, but the view is worth it.
We stayed a week midMay and feel grateful to have found such a great location for such a reasonable price! The decor has a nice island feel and there is good attention to a lot of details. The kitchen and washer/dryer were great. We did not use the AC, which they request you not set lower than 75 degrees, so I am not sure how good that is. The jalousie windows on the door are broken and a sign says the parts are on order -being able to open those will have a big positive impact for not using AC. There is street noise in the bedroom, which wearing earplugs took care of. The refridgerator noise in the main area, may be an issue for people sleeping in the living room. he road construction appears complete, but there was still significant traffic backup on the main road to plan around. The owner Lisa responded to questions quickly prior to our travel and the resident manager is friendly and helpful. The pool area is very pretty and has grills available. Would have liked to have boogie boards and umbrella as mentioned in earlier reviews, but appreciated the float noodles, cooler and 2 Tommy Bahama chairs. Renting bikes in Kapa'a was great for an ocean view ride and the Lydgate Farms chocolate tour is not far. The owner provides the 2019 The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed, which was essential for our stay, and there is a 2022 version available or you can get an app.
The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed.
We spent the month here. Great unit, lovely location
This condo was wonderful and perfect for our needs. Amazing view, short distance to Coconut Market, centrally located, so that we could easily drive to any part of the island. The kitchen is well stocked, which made it easy to prepare meals if we wanted. Beach chairs, ice chest, umbrella, all provided. Lisa is very easy to work with, and very responsive to any questions or needs. My husband and I will definitely be returning.
As every year, we had a great stay. The owner Lisa keeps adding little updates and improvements, and she keeps the price reasonable. Nice having beach chairs, umbrella and cooler waiting on the lanai. And someone left chip clips! Yay! Also a new set of knives. The highway is almost finished and will have two lanes in each direction. Will really smooth out traffic backups. But who hears traffic? All we hear 24/7 is surf! A million dollar view for sure. See you next year!
Great area, loved the ocean view!!
This is a perfect Kapa’a condo with quiet, privacy and view. The sunrises were spectacular. We hope to return.
GREAT OCEAN VIEW. The property was very clean goof internet and adequate bedding. Walking distance to the coconut grove marketplace . Mark, the onsite property manager, was very helpful. I loved being so close to the ocean and hearing it at night.
It’s the third story of the condo complex so the view is incredible from the lanai. It overlooks a large beach so you get to hear the waves whenever you want. It has an AC unit in the living room and fans for the bedroom. I enjoyed the front door locking mechanism so you don’t need to remember to bring a set of keys anytime you went on an adventure. If/when we decide to come back to Kauai, I wouldn’t mind seeing if this condo is available to stay at.
We enjoyed staying for a week at this apartment. It had everything we needed for two adults and two children.
Make sure you print out the entrance instructions prior to fly to HI. When we arrived, the VRBO app didn't work and fortunately the host emailed us detailed instructions, so we could follow it.
Perfect place to stay on the island. Quick drive from airport and quick drive to south and north shores! apartment was big, comfy fresh and the sound of the waves are so perfect. There is a main road but unless someone honks you wouldn’t even know. Passions Bakery is across the street and tu/th/sat they sale fresh malasadas (lilikoi is a must!) food right down the street. Two waterfalls very close. Just the perfect place. Also the manager is a gem! Such a sweet guy.
Perfect location basically halfway between the island. Made it really easy to get to everywhere we wanted to go. Mark is very helpful with any questions we had. The condo gave us great views of Wailua Bay and had everything we needed. Highly recommend!
Pictures as indicated, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the beach and Sunrise. Location could not ask for any better and the willingness of the proprietor to.allow us to stay late (of course for a fee) was great as our flight got changed by the airline. I think the drawback was there is no AC in the bedroom and a couple of the Windows could not open and with no AC in the bedroom hard to sleep at night even with the fan. It was a great trip though and Thanknyou for opening your home to us.
Convenient location, clean and well stocked condo. Easy access to the beach and other places.
This condo has it all, beautiful amenities and location central to everything on Kauai. Lisa is a thoughtful host and has considered all a vacationer might need. We were blown away by the breathtaking views and proximity to the beach. We will definitely be back!!
Everything was easy here, and the pool was amazing as it still gets the sun in the afternoon so you can have a dip once you return from exploring. The surrounding area outside of the property is a bit tired, but the complex and unit are not. The USB chargers directly in the wall were perfect for our family of 4 with only a couple of converting plugs (we're from NZ) and 2 teenagers! So was the chilly bin (cooler). Mark the manager is friendly and helpful. Yes there are still roadworks going on but the ceiling fan helped to minimise noise, and the pounding surf means you can't hear it at the front of the unit at all. Super clean and comfortable.
We enjoyed our stay at the Wailua bay-view, it was very clean and comfortable. Very convenient keyless entry and as soon as you walk in what a view, beachfront and so beautiful . On the third floor so you definitely get your steps in. The only con would be that there was road construction going on so a couple of nights it did get a little noisy, still a lovely place and a great price.
Very affordable, well maintained, clean, and quiet rental. Fairly central for visiting yhe north and south shores. Easy check-in, great amenities and beautiful views. Very pleased with this property.
Great stay. Bedroom was a little warm, but fan in there does the trick.
Awesome stay! The owner was fantastic to work with and gave information that made everything so easy. The condo was very well equipped (except for pot holders- we used dish towels) and the beach chairs, umbrella and boogie boards were a bonus! We highly recommend this property and we do not lightly say so as we quite often book through vrbo.
We were there for almost a month and hope to return next year.
It was just as described, a great place to explore the island from or sit on the linai and take in the view of the Pacific from this 3rd floor condo! The beach chairs, boogie boards, masks/snorkels/fins, and the cooler were super nice to have. Definitely recommend!
Unfortunately, location directly on main Highway with significant traffic noise.
Current construction widening road.
Have stayed in this unit several times over the past years. Central location for island exploring. Local restaurants and shopping. You can often walk the entire length of Wailua beach and be the only one on it. Owner is very responsive and gracious and has made nice updates to unit. Lots of beach pariphinalia at unit (chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, etc.). Can't wait to come back!
Property is just what I expected and a good value but the road construction went on all night right outside our bedroom window and often woke us up with large excavators on steel tracks and back up alarms constantly if not for that the place is great
We really enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful view of the ocean and sunrise while sitting on the balcony enjoying breakfast. Good value for the price. Appreciated having boogie boards, chairs, sun umbrella, snorkel and flippers available. Location is central to going north or south on the island and only 12 minutes drive from the airport (when traffic is light). Highway is right outside your door which provides easy access (and noise)! Master bed is huge and comfy, pull out couch is not (slept on the floor making a bed out of the couch cushions). Resident chickens crow you awake as is the case all over the island. Kitchen is very functional but missing a few key things like a kettle. Great courtyard with barbeques and pool. Nice to have a dishwasher and washer and dryer in the suite. The unit was clean but could use a little maintenance (doors stick and cause a lot of noise, screen broken). I'd come again tomorrow!
A perfect place for a Kauai getaway. The condo is comfortable, clean and well-stocked. The view of the ocean from the lanai is incredible! Convenient to shopping and great beaches. We used a fan in the bedroom to block street noise. We will be back!
Great location and nice quiet unit. All the residents and guests were very respectful and noise compliant. Great access to all of the island and a great value. Plan your trips around the high traffic times and you will not be disappointed. Walking distances to many locations in Kappa.
Nice place with a good centralized location for all island activities. Sunrises and ocean views are great!
Well appointed condo with great ocean view. Beach access very close. We loved it and hope to stay there again in the future!
We had such a lovely stay. It was incredible being able to come home at the end of our active days to the relaxing sound of the ocean to eat dinner with and to lull us to sleep. And then we had the privilege to wake up to the gorgeous sunrises. We loved our stay! It’s a cozy home away from home.
Great spot, nice condo, nice view of Wailua Bay enjoyed our stay
I honestly could not believe how nice this place was for the great price we paid . The view is spectacular and the condo is super cool . Look no further if you want a great place for a great deal . Great bakery right across the steer!
The property is small which was nice. Plenty of parking, the pool area is absolutely gorgeous and very well maintained. The condo was beautiful couch super comfy they have all the amenities. The only thing I wished they had AC in the bedroom, there is only a small AC wall unit in the living room that does not reach the bedroom at all. Other than that the place is stunning with the lanai overlooking the ocean. I would definitely stay here again.
This condo was comfy and quiet and conveniently located in the middle of the island. The view from the balcony is AMAZING! The needed amenities including beach chairs, beach towels and umbrella were readily at hand. Bedroom is in severe need of a thorough cleaning though.
The stay was just as pictured. Many linens & towels, lots of cookware and counter space, dishwasher, comfortable bed & pull out couch. The views are unreal and the sound of the ocean kept our 4 month old baby asleep all night. The a/c is new but still a smaller power for the big space it’s cooling, but we kept cool running it along with fans to blow cold air toward the bedroom. No problem with it at all. A few stairs to manage but if you aren’t carrying large heavy items whilst walking up them it’s not a big deal. Would stay again!!
Somethings need to be updated. Very humid in bedroom, it needs air conditioning, main door Louvers not functional, bathroom door very hard to open.
If you're suspicious of the price like I was, just know the typical reasons you'd see a place like this priced relatively low are not in play (no bugs, it's clean, it's spacious, everything works). It's just one of maybe a handful of units without a bedroom air conditioner, so the bedroom stays a little warm (77F was the lowest our baby monitor ever showed with either the AC or all windows open). The air conditioner in the living room is on the opposite side as the hallway to the bedroom, so the air kind of stays circulating in the living instead of traveling down to the bedroom. I'd say that's the only con about this rental - it's hard to cool down. That and after 756 trips up and down the stairs with two kids and a heavy wagon stroller, we were dreaming about an elevator.
The view is gorgeous, there's plenty of room for a pack and play in the bedroom with room still to maneuver, there's enough floor space in the living room for the kids to get energy out, the balcony is carpeted (but the one AC unit for the condo is also out there and pretty much falling apart from the ocean proximity, so you'll need to sweep up chunks of rusting metal if you want your littles to crawl around or you just want to be barefoot), the location is fantastic - walking distance to a shopping center with a small grocery and few places to eat one direction and Lydgate park is walking distance the other direction (on a protected bike path from the highway), the pool is nice and deep, and it's very quiet (maybe we were the loud neighbors, but we didn't hear a peep on either side of us).
If you can deal with a little warmth (and I stress little - it always felt a few degrees cooler than our baby monitor showed), this an excellent choice for a couple or if you have small kids. This rental suited our needs much better than a traditional hotel room could have.
This is our third time staying at Wailua Bay View but our first time staying at #309. We were pleased with all the amenities provided. Ample cups, glasses, dishes etc. Condo was clean and neat when we arrived. We utilized the beach chairs, boogie boards and nice size cooler. There was a glitch with one of the appliances but Lisa was very attentive and responded quickly to alleviate the issue. We appreciate her efforts to make our stay comfortable. We enjoyed some morning sweets from Passion Bakery right across the street. If you’re traveling to Hanapepe Bobbie’s is the place for a plate lunch. Also did the kayak tour on the Wailua River (Ali’i Kayaks). Loved both the East and West trails up to the Sleeping Giant. Did the Canyon Trail at Waimea Canyon but was a bit muddy 😳. Beached it at Lydgate, Salt Pond Beach and Kealia. Will definitely return soon. Thank you Lisa.
the apt was very spacious and very peaceful....the view of the ocean and the sound of the crashing waves was so soothing. It felt like a home and not just a hotel room. I would definitely stay there again.
Can't say enough about the view. It's amazing!! Everything in the condo was just as the owner describes it on VRBO. Great place to stay if you're going to visit north and south shores, it's halfway in between both. Left my camera charger in the unit and the owner sent it to me very quickly. Thanks again!!
My wife and I had a great time here, excellent view, good central location, property manager was very nice. this is a older unit but clean, close to the main road so there is a higher degree of traffic noise in the bedroom. That said it is overall a good value for the price and we would stay here again.
This 1 bedroom unit, likely built in the 1970s, was clean, functional and well located in the middle of an oceanfront complex. Views and ocean breezes were spectacular! We walked to coffee shops and shopping. A car for touring the many adventurous areas of the island is recommended.
Condo is a great value for the complex and location. We have visited Kauai about a half dozen times and stayed at multiple condos around the island - we now only stay in the Kapaa area for its convenience. The location is the best on the island because the condo sits right in the middle of the island so you are about a 30-40 minute drive to Poipu to the south and about 30-40 minutes to Princeville to the north.
While the restaurants and shopping in Kapaa are great; the beaches around Kapaa are average at best (compared to other Kauai beaches), so definitely rent a car. Best beaches in our opinion are around Princeville.
Just a quick note for new Kauai vacationers - it often will be raining on one side of the island (usually the north side) while sunny on the other side. On google you can find web cams around the island. Check the web cams before heading out.
The condo itself is not luxurious, but is nice and does have a million dollar view. When not at the beach, the lanai is great for relaxing and the pool area is a great place to lounge. The condo has about everything you need to feel like home; Wifi internet, cable tv, and washer/drier.
The older windows don't block much sound in the bedroom. There is some noise from the road that is noticeable, we used the fan in the room for white noise. We actually were woke up in the morning more often from the roosters crowing (roosters are everywhere on the island). You can see many of the units in the condo complex have a second set of windows...
When we come back to Kauai we will rent this unit again.
This was our second stay in this complex and in this unit. Unit is on the top floor (third) and complex has no elevator which is a plus in our book. It is in good shape, and reasonably well stocked. We would rent again because we look for value, not luxury. Furnishings are old, linens fairly well used, but all are serviceable. Having a washer/dryer was a plus, as was wifi. The pool is in great shape.
Location is it's best asset: walking distance to many good restaurants and services; easy access to the public bus system, and the best swimming beach on the island (Lydgate Park); east side bike trail is also close by. You could save a bundle by walking instead of renting a car. The soothing sound of the ocean is always present.
Drawbacks of this condo are: it is an older complex with original windows and doors which allow sound to travel into the unit. Since it is quite close to the highway don't forget your earplugs if you are used to silent nights. The bedroom gets alot of light from the walkways, so we brought our blackout curtains - problem solved.
When we visit Kauai again we will check availability here first.
This Wailua Bayview condo is located in the central island of Kauai. It's about 10 - 15 minutes to the airport, Walmart and Costco. About 45 minutes to the northside etc. With this oceanfront unit, you can see surfers, fishermen every morning and beautiful sunset every night. The bed and the sofa are comfortable. Beach chairs, beach mats and coolers are very useful. In-suite washer and dryer add a bonus to our trip. We had a great stay at this property and will come back again.
We loved our stay at Wailua Bayview! The condo was right on the water. Surfers, fishermen, kite boarders all along the beach. So fun to watch. The condo does need updating but we were very comfortable. BBQ area is great and the pool very warm. We actually made friends with some folks that live on property. The location is perfect..it's basically 30 minutes to the northside or the west side and only ten minutes to Lihue. We plan on staying here again next summer!!!!
Good location, nice property. Our unit is in need of an update particularly the bed but I guess that was taken care of by the relatively low price. The unit is spacious, secure and private.