Wailua Bay View, Kauai

Wailua Bay View is an oceanfront condo resort located on Kauai's Coconut Coast, near Kapaa and the Wailua River. The resort offers a variety of amenities, including a newly renovated pool, gas BBQ grills, complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking, and a strict non-smoking policy. Guests can enjoy easy access to nearby attractions such as the Coconut Marketplace, Wailua River, Lydgate Park, and the Kauai Bike/Walking Path. The resort is also centrally located between the North and South shores, making it an ideal base for exploring the island.

The condos at Wailua Bay View are fully stocked one-bedroom units with private oceanfront lanais, offering spectacular views of the ocean. The resort is within walking distance to various shops, restaurants, and activities such as kayaking, hiking, and golfing. With its convenient location, comfortable accommodations, and range of amenities, Wailua Bay View is an excellent choice for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay on Kauai.

Wailua Bay View Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Wailua Bay View is $233. 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


Reviewer Portrait

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.

Based on the guest reviews of the Wailua Bay View condo resort on Kauai, it's clear that the overall sentiment is highly positive. Guests frequently praise the beautiful ocean views from the balconies, the close proximity to restaurants, shopping, and beaches, and the well-stocked and comfortable accommodations. Many appreciate the added amenities such as beach gear, kitchen supplies, and in-unit laundry facilities. The central location is noted as convenient for exploring the island.

However, there are some mentions of road noise being a potential issue for light sleepers, and a few guests noted that some units or aspects of the complex appear dated. Despite this, the value, location, comfort, and views seem to overwhelmingly satisfy guests, with many expressing a desire to return. The on-site management and cleanliness of the property also receive accolades. Some minor critiques include occasional maintenance issues and the presence of construction or nearby abandoned buildings, but these do not significantly detract from the overall positive experiences reported. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 600 guest reviews.

Recent Wailua Bay View Reviews


First time staying on East shore. Location was nice. Easy walk to food & stores. Very clean condo & property with everything we needed. Street was noisy but soon became white noise. Loved the view & pool. Lydgate Park was a favorite & very close.

February 2024

Great spot. East coast right on the beach. Found we were central to all the stuff we wanted to do. Didn’t have to say a word to the host, in and out no problem. Would come again!
Adam W.
February 2024

Location and check in was great. Condo is within walking distance to many good restaurants and activities. Condo could use some repairs and upgrades as others have mentioned. Screen doors, bathroom walls and toilet kept running. Carpet in unit was a turn off. Street noise and construction made having the air conditioner white noise useful. Bed was comfortable
Debra C.
February 2024

We used it as a home base for traveling the island for 3 days. Enjoyed am/pm siting on ocean side deck watching waves,fisherman surfers, swimmers and sunset.
JOHN L.
February 2024

Great Condo, well equipped liked stated, extremely clean and updated, close to everything that you might need. Close to the airport, easy drive to anywhere on the island. Easy checking process. Hosts were quick and easy to deal with. We loved our two week stay! Deb & Bob
Debbie H.
February 2024

Stay was uncomfortable due to lack of air conditioning. Couldn't leave doors open to cool it down due to being on the first floor.
DOUGLAS B.
February 2024

Great centralized location, beautiful view and had everything you need and more !! The unit has a washer and dryer, combo Keurig and drip coffee maker and a VERY well equipped kitchen including all the spices you need. The king bed was super comfortable and both a/c units kept it cool. You have to try the malasadas at Passion bakery across the street. Would definitely stay here again.
David E.
February 2024

I tried communicating with owner about scent allergies. The awful scent of laundry product used would not wash out of sheets and towels after two hot washings with All Free and Clear. The unit location is wonderful with being so close to sound of ocean waves, and nicely furnished and decorated. Except for coffee maker and kettle too dirty to use. I wonder, if I bring all my own sheets, bedspread, towels if I could return???
Annie R.
February 2024

Clean, well kept, and nicely appointed condo! Beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony. Centrally located to many beaches and parks. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here!
Lori K.
February 2024

Nice central location on the island and the brewery across the street was a plus. We have stayed at this development previously with a much different experience. Unit 203 is tired and in need of an upgrade. While the unit was recently painted, there are several maintenance issues in need of attention. The patio door needs replaced, currently a series of wood shims are holding the door in a quasi workable condition. The screen door is only useable by holding on to the bottom portion to keep it from falling off the tracks. I would not want to have any young children near this door. Offers to remove the screen would have created an unworkable situation in a unit that is not air conditioned. The patio door curtain appears to have mold on the lining. The shower doors need to be fixed or replaced and the toilet handle sticks. This unit is very close to the main road through the area, definitely a consideration for light sleepers. Our previous stay was in a unit closer to the middle of the development and was much quieter. The units near the road also have a close up view of an old structure that appears past due for demolition. The small beach area below the unit is a popular place for local fisherman, which is fine, however, the burning of wet driftwood creates quite an unpleasant odor. I hate to sound like a complainer, however our stay was only four days over a weekend so I did not bring all of these items to the attention of the property manager.
Kent P.
February 2024

Very happy
Thomas S.
February 2024

Great view. Nice quiet complex. Located on a nice beach and very close to Lydgate Beach Park and Restaurants/shops.
Bruce S.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The view of Wailua Bay is absolutely stunning. While there was a lot of road noise during the day, it did not prevent us from getting a good nights rest. When I return to Kauai I would definitely stay at this resort again, but would try to stay at the other side of the complex which is further from the main highway. The ac unit in the bedroom was old and very noisy, but was never needed. I would have preferred more comfortable chairs on the lanai. The 4 high top dining chairs were nice while having a meal, but were not comfortable for long periods of time enjoying the fantastic view. All in all a very enjoyable 10 days and would definitely return
Keith K.
January 2024

This condo has a picture perfect view!!! Was super helpful to have beach gear, such as beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler. Condo could use a refresh and some minor repairs, even a new comforter/bedspread would be a good addition. Had an issue with the wi-fi that was quickly addressed. They were great in assisting me with a weather related issue back home that required me to add an extra day (this created a problem with the entry code, but it was addressed quickly). Overall, a great location and good value.
Kimberly D.
January 2024

We loved watching the surfer and paddle boarders from lanai. Walking was excellent and good restaurants and shops within walking distance. A little disappointed that pool was cold but grounds are well kept.
Karen D.
January 2024

So nice sipping coffee on the lanai watching the sun come up! Beautiful furnished! Highly recommend!
Shelley E.
January 2024

Great central location for dining and shopping.
Rob & Cindy S.
January 2024

Highway noise was a big distraction
Pat D.
January 2024

The property was lovely and the view was fantastic. I would definitely ask to rent this unit again. Loved it.
Kim M.
January 2024

Our stay in this condo was great! Super easy check in/check out, great location, clean, very well stocked with everything you might need. Beautiful view from the lanai, comfortable furnishings, and you can't beat hearing the ocean waves and Kauai chickens right outside. We would definitely stay here again!
Lynne H.
January 2024

We loved listening to the waves at night and spotting whales during the day. We only needed the A/C for a couple of nights and it worked well. We loved the central location and also having a washer/dryer/dishwasher in the unit. There are many stores, bakeries, coffee shops, etc. within walking distance. The waves sounded great but there is also some traffic noise during the day mostly. The kitchen/bathroom/living room are about ready for a refresh but we didn't mind. The pillows were kind of wimpy. Everything was clean and we felt safe. The neighbors were friendly and the pool area was nice with two gas grills to use. There was one night when someone was having a fire on the beach and the smoke was blowing directly into our unit all night long so we eventually had to close all the windows and turn on the A/C. Thankfully that only happened once during our 10 night stay. The shower was nice with good water pressure. We would definitely stay here again if the opportunity comes up.
Anthony Z.
January 2024

Seas the Day is a nicely laid out condo with are large living area and kitchen. The king-sized bed is very comfortable and the air conditioning unit in the bedroom makes for a good night's sleep. This condo has every accessory anyone could possibly need. The kitchen is well equipped and there are ample pool toys and bath supplies. The office staff were helpful and nice. The unit was very clean and comfortable. That being said, it could use a kitchen and bath remodel ---but what is there is nicely kept and serviceable. The complex is close to the highway and across from the abandoned Coco Palms Resort, but it also has a nearly private beach off of the deck. The location was excellent for restaurants and getting to activities on both ends of the island. Also, it is only 6 miles from the airport (which was a 20 minute drive). Especially good restaurants were Passion Bakery (directly across the street) and The Napali Brewery (1 min walk). In 5 minutes you are at Coconut marketplace which has multiple restaurants and shops.
cheryl m.
January 2024

The property owner was receptive to our requests. The unit was well stocked, clean and comfortable.
Sue P.
January 2024

This condo was a wonderful place to come back and relax/peaceful view on the llanai after long days of exploring Kauai. They thought of everything you could need of and have it ready for you...(kitchen/towels/beach supplies etc.) Saving for our return trip!
Crystal O.
January 2024

Ideal location to access all the fun stuff on the island. Views are amazing.
Scott E.
January 2024

The view and location were wonderful. Communication with owner was great We feel that the linoleum on the floors needs replacing. They have tape over some areas and there are chips and raised areas on floor. Definitely not safe for elderly or children We feel this property has a lot of potential with some tlc. We also believe there should be more cookware and basic seasoning for cooking Very clean and nice property
Marsha
January 2024

The view from the lanai was fabulous! Noise from Highway 56 was loud! The island is beautiful. Traffic was surprisingly bumper to bumper at times.
Nancy H.
January 2024

This is our go-to condo every year. Perfect central location on the island, with a million dollar view. Nice to have washer/dryer, full kitchen and a big lanai. Safe area, and walking distance to many restaurants and shopping, even after dark. Owner is responsive and great to deal with.
Dennis W.
January 2024

This is a helluva deal for the view alone, well worth the money. Centrally located to everything, easy stay with attentative hosts, thanks again!
Jerome Shane C.
January 2024

This place had everything we needed and many extras. The view was fabulous from the balcony and living room. The pool and the grounds were excellent. The location was great, the only drawback being the traffic noise from the street, but the sound of the waves pretty much neutralized that. The following items were not satisfactory: the screen on the sliding door came off and needs replacing, the wall in the bathroom needs repair, the tub faucet needs replacing. Honestly, with some basic renovation, this place could easily be a 4- star. All in all, it was a wonderful stay.
Michael G.
January 2024

Amazing views, super clean, owner was awesome. Location is great, able to go north or south for activities less than an hour either way. Stay a week enjoyed it, very quiet, friendly people. Will be back for sure.
William H.
January 2024

Very comfortable. Easy to get to. Great view of the bay and the surfers.
Mary W.
January 2024

The location was central to all the places we wanted to go in Kauai, the couch and bed were comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed, and so many extras - from a beach bag to mosquitoes repellent. Cindy was very responsive and helped us with our needs. A perfect place for us to stay on our first visit to the Garden Isle!
Ann F.
January 2024

Amazing to wake up to the ocean view each day. The condo had everything we needed from extra towels to beach chairs and coolers. We will be back!
Colette H.
January 2024

Our stay was great! The owner was very quick to respond to our questions. The bed was very comfy, the bathroom was nicely remodeled and the deck had amazing views. We had everything we needed for a great stay!
Courtney S.
January 2024

The condo unit was perfect for me! It was so easy to get all around the island for a week. The view of the sunrise, sound of the waves, and walk along the beach was the absolute highlight of my day. I appreciated having a washer/dryer so my laundry was done and packed for my return trip home. I would definitely stay here again. Anyone worried about only having an AC in the bedroom need not worry. When in the living and dining room, an AC is not needed with the tradewinds. I slept sound with the AC in the bedroom.
Cathy E.
January 2024

Loved waking up to the sunrise right from our balcony and the beach just below. Great location, great view and very helpful managers. :)
Shannon D.
January 2024

It was great to be so close to the ocean, able to hear the waves breaking and wind blowing. The unit owners had boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach mats and umbrellas, sand chairs and coolers available. Having a washer and dryer in the unit meant fewer clothes to pack, and fresh beach towels were always available. There were many restaurants in the area that ranged from food trucks to fancy sit down meals with wonderful ocean views. Definitely come back.
Spencer N.
January 2024

We loved our 10 day stay in November. Steve and Tina did a wonderful job equipping this unit to make it feel like home. It was exactly as advertised and 100% met our expectations. We used the guide book they put together often. Loved the view and watching the surfers. The location was perfect.
Chase N.
January 2024

This small condo was perfect for us. We loved our water view. While the constant sounds of waves seemed loud at first, we quickly adapted to it and found it to be soothing. Highly recommend visiting Waimea Canyon for its spectacular views. The Kauai National Tropical Botanic Garden tour, while pricey, was fabulous and a highlight for us. Nearby Lyndgate Park was a lovely beach with opportunities for protected swimming but also had access to the open ocean. It was not nearly as crowded as Poipu Beach and had some shade opportunities.
Jeannie C.
January 2024

Spectacular ocean views on this 2nd floor unit. We stayed with 2 teens and 1 used the pullout and Candace was nice enough to send an air mattress for the other. Kitchen fully stocked, pans, plates and a few spices, oils. Beds were comfy. Pool was great. Access to beach, shopping and bakery near by. All within walking distance. This is a well loved unit and can use some new carpet and repairs to the sliding glass doors, but the view made it all worth it. Road noise in front bedroom might be an issue for some, but was fine for us as we live in a big city. Value of this condo would bring us back again.
Terese S.
January 2024

We had a wonderful week long stay. The property is nicely maintained. The owners provided clear directions regarding access to the property. We never heard from the property manager about a car tag, but never had any issues with parking there. Overall, we would go back in a minute! It is in a nice location that is central to the entire island and allowed us to visit all over and come back to the "middle" area so that each day didn't end on an extended drive back. Plus there is a beach there for your own use or if you drive a mile, there is a park with an entire area for swimming for kids and adults which is protected from the ocean waves. Overall, amazing.
Eric M.
January 2024

Owner was nice , he accidentally double booked his condo but quickly resolved it with booking another room . We appreciate it lots ! Housekeeper seemed a little annoyed . But overall we had a lovely time and the view was well worth it :)
Sylvia V.
January 2024

I cannot recommend this property enough! Perfect for a couple, with a fully equipped kitchen, but the best part was the lanai overlooking the ocean. The property manager stopped by to ask if we needed anything. I’m already planning to book for next year. Thank you!
Sirin Artan
January 2024

The condo home was clean, comfortable, and organized. The kitchen and bathroom were complete with everything we needed for our trip. The complex itself was nice and quiet. Best of all, the ocean view was amazing! The sunrises were gorgeous and made our stay extra special. Also loved that it was walking distance to the Coconut Marketplace. We went to their farmers’ market on a Thursday and were able to mingle with the locals and buy fresh fruits! Thank you for such a great stay.
Giselle G.
January 2024

No complaining everything works good location
Alice H.
December 2023

Everything was perfect.
Tanya S.
December 2023

Loacation was great view was 2/3 great and 1/3 hiway. JESSE, the property manager was great and a wealth of information including the derelict Coco Palms across the street. The unit was OK. Kitchen was marginal, in need of a remodel. The counter top was cracked and repaired with tape the toaster would not work, the top of the fridge was filthy and rusted. Pool isn't heated..too cold for grandkids. All things considered we would stay there again but in a different unit away from the road. All things considered we enjoyed the
Ross W.
December 2023

The place was perfectly located just south of the center of Kapaa. The apartment was clean and had a great view of the ocean. The only downside is if you are on the lenai, there is a old broken down building to your right which is a bit of an eye sore. The building is also off a main road, so it can be a little loud at night time and early in the morning.
Matthew K.
December 2023

Great place to spend a a few days or longer
antony f.
December 2023


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