Lae Nani, Kauai

Lae Nani is a centrally located oceanfront condominium complex in Wailua just south of Kapaa. Lae Nani features a pool, tennis court, and neat ocean tidal pool. Although beachfront, the ocean here is usually too rough to swim in, but good for beach walks. Wailua Bay and river are located just to the south. Less than 5 minutes away is Lydgate beach park, one of the safest snorkeling and swimming spots on Kauai with its man made tide pool. The park also features a playground and fort for children. A couple minutes south of Lydgate is Nukolii Beach, a beautiful walking beach.

Lae Nani Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Lae Nani is $291. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $417. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 600 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests overwhelmingly appreciate their stays at the Lae Nani condo resort on Kauai, highlighting the beautiful, well-maintained grounds, convenient location, and stunning ocean views. Many reviews praise the clean and well-equipped condos, noting the availability of amenities like beach gear, kitchen supplies, and comfortable furnishings. The resort's pool, beach access, and proximity to restaurants and shopping are frequently mentioned benefits. Some guests suggest minor improvements or note issues with specific units, but these do not detract from the overall positive experiences. The central location is ideal for exploring the island, and the peaceful, scenic environment makes for a relaxing vacation. Guests appreciate the responsive and helpful hosts, and many express a desire to return, recommending Lae Nani as an excellent choice for a Kauai stay. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 600 guest reviews.

Recent Lae Nani Reviews


After a bit of a rocky start (place not cleaned and no parking pass) it was handled efficiently and quickly. Would definitely stay here again in a few years when the palm trees grow above the view. Right now they are right in the middle covering much of the view.
rusty s.
March 2024

Very comfortable and homey. Amazing view, property grounds, and location. Will definitely be back.
Evana M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I've stayed at the Lae Nani complex for many years, it's hard to beat the views and location on the island! This unit is worn - notably one of the bathroom showers is difficult to operate, there wasn't enough hot water for two showers (property management did stop by to adjust the temperature and it didn't impact water temp more than one day). This unit is priced lower than others nearby, if your budget can flex a bit, recommend looking at other options.
Jaclyn R.
March 2024

Loved this location! We both enjoyed walking down to the beach and not having to bring “everything” with us since we could easily walk back to the unit. Lae Nani Beach has been a favorite spot of ours over the last 11 years and this location is perfect for it. I personally loved the oversize sectional - big enough to sleep on if you want the crashing waves to lull you to sleep.
Mike P.
March 2024

We had a fabulous time! Location was perfect for getting everywhere on the island. Condo was clean and the grounds are maintained to the highest degree. We could walk to lava lava, shopping, coffee, groceries which was great! Would highly recommend!! Until next time! Thanks for sharing you condo with us!!
Kelly P.
March 2024

This property is the best bang for your buck! Super clean, right on the beach, lots of small shops and restaurants right next door. It’s literally everything you could ask for! Additionally, it’s right in the middle of everything g from north shore to south shore, not too far of a drive at all! We loved our time here!
Hannah B.
March 2024

We have stayed at Lae Nani before, and love the property and grounds. This condo was excellent! We loved the space and having a second half bath was a great feature. Good views from the lanai across the pool to the ocean! Hope to return again! Mahalo!
Quentin D.
March 2024

Great location. Beautiful property. Property management was responsive to an issue with the hot water heater. Overall happy with our stay.
matthew s.
March 2024

Comfortable 2 bed/2 bath. Great kitchen, included toys for water use and beach chairs. Walking distance to convient shopping and eating. Would stay here again. Best view from condo I've ever had.
Kathy & Tim K.
March 2024

This was our second stay at this condo in two years. The location can not be beat. The communication with the owners is always easy and immediate. Our only complaint would be the unit is already booked for next year. Now what do we do? Looking forward to coming back.
Pete S.
March 2024

The condo was exactly as described. We thoroughly enjoyed the view and there is a nice little beach right in front that has easy access for small children or those that may be hesitant of large winter swells.
Rachel M.
March 2024

Incredible ocean views.
William L.
March 2024

Property was clean and Location/grounds were great. Had a a 15 minute delay with access code not working after the time of check in.
Pat M.
March 2024

This property was beautiful and quiet. The view from our balcony was like a postcard. One day I let everyone else go off and do their strenuous activities while I just lounged on the balcony and enjoyed the view all day, and considered it a day well spent! The unit was spacious, clean, and well appointed. Restaurants and shops in easy walking distance (especially after we discovered the path from our beach). The location in Kapa’a gives easy access to the airport and the north and south shores of the island.
Lynn R.
March 2024

We really enjoyed our time there. Beautiful inside and out. Right next to the ocean either a pool looking over it. Everything you next to cook or BBQ is Equipped in the house. Great restaurants and shops are right down the street
Pamela H.
March 2024

Everything was lovely. The condo has a wonderful view of lush gardens, the ocean and wonderful sunrises! The laundry machine and dryer were most appreciated We have already shared our stay location with another family and highly recommend this property.
Jane M.
March 2024

Martie the host was extremely responsive and helpful for any suggestions that you might have. The complex is extremely secure and has plenty of nice to haves… like a small (basically your own beach, with a rock enclosed are for the big wind and big wave days, a pool and access to some Barbecues. Close to shopping (under 5 minutes by car) and pretty close to the airport (15 minutes). We picked this area to stay as it was almost perfect to go North or South or to the west side with a maximum drive of 1 hour. Stayed out all days except one day from sun up (7:00 am to sunset 6:50pm). Lots to do. Looking forward to coming back in a few years!
Craig S.
February 2024

Cindy was amazing. We reported an issue and she took care of it the same day. Great location. Condo was very well appointed. Upscale kitchen and baths. New AC was great to have with sun hitting condo in afternoon. Most of the time did not need, had wonderful breeze. Location within the complex was conveniently located for parking and laundry. Great place to stay!
mary d.
February 2024

We had a wonderful stay. Condo outfitted with everything one could need. Beautiful views and property well maintained.
Tracey E.
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.
Stuart L.
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.
LAUREL F.
February 2024

The condo was really nice and the beach/grass area impeccable. Really enjoyed our stay. Walked to the Lava Lava club daily.
Ardys R.
February 2024

We had the most wonderful stay at Carla’s beautiful property. The views, location, and accommodations are nothing short of perfect. The unit is well stocked with anything you could imagine needing and then some. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were quite nice! Our family of five was very comfortable there. The location was very convenient- with Lava Lava and Coconut Marketplace walkable. Carla had excellent recommendations for activities and restaurants. We didn’t want to leave and will be back!
Stephanie B.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I would go again.
Ute C.
February 2024

The property was well maintained. Everything was as advertised. There were such nice touches, such as the robes that were perfect for enjoying the lanai in the early morning and evenings. The space so convenient for walking to restaurants and stores. We enjoyed the quiet space and loved hearing the ocean waves all night long! We hope to be able to return.
Roger S.
February 2024

Quiet location with a very nice beach. And a small lagoon for the little ones to swim in.
Cameron M.
February 2024

Our stay was really wonderful. The space was comfortable, the views and layout allowed for lots of together time and alone space. The beach at the property was perfect for spending time, swimming, and enjoying the weather. It is right on a curve sp the wind was whipping along the long stretch around the corner and this little cove was protected. Lots of walkability and everything we needed was supplied!
Shan S.
February 2024

Very comfortable condo, beautiful location and view.
Jerry P.
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!
Stefano K.
February 2024

Really enjoyed our stay. Outstanding location & amenities!
Brian T.
February 2024

This was our first trip to Kauai and staying here was the perfect choice! Not only could we travel around and get to know the beauty of the island, but coming back (or spending an entire day) "home" was every bit as beautiful to us! "Our beach" was exquisite, the grounds spectacular, the view beyond our expectation. Loved relaxing on the balcony. We cooked (mostly grilled) and enjoyed expressos and cappuccinos. Finally, the beautiful condo itself - the love and care put into every furnishing, fixture and piece of artwork is so evident - a true Hawaiian reflection. Thank you!
Michael D.
February 2024

We loved our stay, the location, and the cleanliness of the grounds and room!
Emma D.
February 2024

This condo and the grounds were amazing!!! We have stayed in Maui for the last 12 years and we found Kauai so beautiful. I was in Kauai 40 years ago. Best condo that we have ever stayed in!!! Super clean and well stocked!!! Also, I’m a pool snob, this pool was awesome!!!
Kent H.
February 2024

Our stay was everything we hoped for and imagined. From our third floor condo and lanai, we had unbelievable views of the pool, grounds, and ocean--blue sky and breakers and surfers and fishermen on the beach. The condo itself was well-furnished and equipped, and although we were often out and about, taking in the islands sights and dining spots and happenings, we did enjoy meals, especially breakfasts, at our place, And the view and pool and beach, of course. The complex is also just a short walk from Coconut Marketplace, home to restaurants and shops and a food market and coffee shops and a notable shave ice place and a bike rental store, and twice a week, a farmers market where we could get fresh local fruit and vegetables. As a bonus, a three-minute walk from our condo, on the beach, is Lava Lava, a restaurant and bar and perfect place to watch the waves, and day become dusk, and people enjoying themselves.
David P.
February 2024

Great except shower curtain in guest bedroom does not slide and falls off hooks
Diane P.
February 2024

Views were amazing - location close to everything.
Joe A.
February 2024

We enjoyed our time at Lae Nani 321 so much! The grounds were beautiful and well kept. The pool was nice and big and refreshing. Proximity to the Coconut Marketplace with many shops and restaurants was very convenient. Close to many activities. The unit itself was just as shown online. One thing that would be nice is if the unit had a couple of beach chairs to take along to explore other beaches on the island. Overall, a wonderful trip!
Brenda R.
February 2024

We’ve stayed at Lae Nani in the past and chose it again for its superb location and beautiful grounds and pool. The apartment is very comfortable and has everything one would need. Lae Nani is a the southern end of the walking path that runs for miles past Kapa’a. The beach in front of the pool is spectacular, the setting is magical. We stayed 3 weeks and are already planning next year.
Catherine B. S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Enjoyed the views from the balcony and was well stocked with beach gear and everything you’d need in a kitchen. The location was great! It’s walking distance to Coconuts Marketplace which had plenty of dinner options, and convenient to get to both the north and south side of the island.
Elena M.
February 2024

What a fabulous view from the living room and master bedroom: the large pool, exquisite grounds, extending to the glorious ocean. Blue skies!!!
carolyn
February 2024

The view and location is perfect! Everything was very well maintained, and the condo grounds are beautiful! Our kids loved this beach, and pool! We had endless snorkeling opportunities steps away from the condo. Would definitely come back in a heartbeat!
Maegan P.
February 2024

We have been coming to the Hawaiian Islands for over 10 years. This is our third time staying in this complex. This condo has stunning views of the ocean and the mountains! The pictures do not do it justice. Everything in the condo was very clean and well stocked. We were extremely happy with the kind size bed and how comfortable it was! We loved the pillows so much we ended purchasing some of our own for home! The owners were easy to work with and prompt with all communication. We had no issues while staying there. The location in Kapa’a is ideal for saving time traveling north and south on the island. We enjoyed how many restaurants and shopping areas were within walking distance of the condo. The 12 mile bike path was a huge plus for daily walks and sightseeing. Lava Lava restaurant next door was very convenient and fun! The grounds of the complex are well cared for, clean and beautiful. The pool is heated, which is a huge plus. Many pools in Hawaii are not. We were so satisfied with this condo that we are coming again next year! I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Aloha!
Linda D.
February 2024

The property is absolutely beautiful, maintain very well,lot of colorful plants and trees, prime spot
Thomas K.
February 2024

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

We loved our stay and particularly enjoyed the kids swimming area.
Gillia B.
February 2024

Great location and nice 1 bedroom condo with great beach view. Would definitely stay here again.
Scott M.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great condo! Beautiful view of the ocean from the lanai. It was very clean, and well equipped with everything we needed. Garden Island Properties was very responsive to any questions or needs we had. We will definitely be back.
Larry W.
February 2024

My family absolutely loved our home away from home. Walking distance to fresh market and cute boutiques. We were able to venture out and see both the north and south shores in less than a 20 minute drive. The last few days relaxing at the pool and beach was a great time. Definitely will stay here again. Highly recommended
Amy G.
February 2024

Wonderful condo and location. Made for the perfect vacation. Denise was so helpful and responsive. Could not ask for a better vacation.
Pam D.
February 2024

Condo was extremely convenient for family member in wheelchair. No steps (small door threshold only) Place was immaculate, well equipped with beautiful decor, quiet pool and beach area. Accommodating owner. More spacious then appears in photo. You can tell the owner loves their place and wants others to fully enjoy it - which we did!!!
Karl H.
February 2024


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