Kai Lani, Oahu

Kai Lani is a luxurious oceanfront condominium resort located in the gated community of Ko Olina on West Oahu. Built in 2002, this low-density residential development offers stunning sunsets, views of the Waianae coast, and a tranquil, tree-shaded environment. The resort is surrounded by a variety of amenities, including the championship Ko Olina Golf Course, fine dining options, full-service spas at the JW Marriott Hotel and Disney Aulani, and four beautiful lagoons for snorkeling and relaxation. The nearby Ko Olina Marina offers deep-sea fishing, snorkeling excursions, and sunset cruises, while the Paradise Cove Luau provides a taste of authentic Hawaiian culture.

Within walking distance, guests can find world-class resorts such as Disney Aulani and Four Seasons, as well as coffee shops, stores, and restaurants. The resort also features a shared pool and Jacuzzi, accessible with a provided key fob. Guests can choose from various activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, and guided tours. Public transportation and limousine services are available from Ko Olina, making it easy to explore the island or experience the excitement of city life in Honolulu.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 79 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.

The Kai Lani condo resort on Oahu receives positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location, beautiful views, and high-quality amenities. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to beaches, shops, restaurants, and major resorts, with many noting the ease of access to stunning sunsets, snorkeling opportunities, and encounters with local wildlife such as sea turtles and monk seals. The condos are described as clean, comfortable, well-appointed, and equipped with everything needed for a perfect vacation, including fully stocked kitchens and beach gear. The resort's pool and beach access are frequently mentioned as highlights. While there are minor criticisms, such as issues with gate keys and some discomfort with furniture, these do not detract significantly from the overall positive experience. The hosts and property managers are praised for their responsiveness and hospitality. Overall, guests highly recommend Kai Lani for its serene environment, excellent facilities, and the memorable experiences it offers, making it a preferred choice for both first-time visitors and repeat guests to Oahu. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 79 guest reviews.

Recent Kai Lani Reviews

The condo was very comfortable. It has a view of the ocean, and beautiful palm trees surround the area. Not far from the condo is a very nice pool and hot tub. The condo didn’t have very many supplies. I had to buy a lot of extras. I did stay for a month, so I needed quite a bit. The condo needs some repairs and maintenance.
Patricia H.
February 2024

Saw a few whale spouts while sitting on lanai.
Barbara S.
January 2024

Walking distance to public beach, all 4 lagoons, Disney Aulani, local shops/restaurants was VERY convenient. The condo itself was very clean, well-stocked and has a beautiful deck/lanai with view of the ocean that was a pleasure to look at over breakfast and dinner (with sunset). The condo complex's amenities (bbq, pool) were excellent, clean, and staff was very helpful. Would definitely stay here again!
Babak N.
December 2023

The property is as nice as the photos. Very comfortable and well equipped and very clean. The 2 bedrooms/bathrooms were like separate suites with shared kitchen and living space. Close to the small shops in Ko Olina being a 10-15 minute walk. There’s a lovely boardwalk not too far away and you can stroll along the 4 lagoons near other resorts like Disney Aulani. We would stay here again.
Katherine H.
December 2023

Condo clean and well equipped. Good location for stay in beautiful Ko Olina
Nancy T.
December 2023

Lovely, helpful hosts. Spotless accommodations. Quiet location, beautiful ocean view.
Karen M.
December 2023

Enjoyed our stay!! Lovely property, felt like home!!
Shannon J.
November 2023

We had an excellent stay. All of the conveniences necessary to have an enjoyable vacation. Pool and beach access was great!!
Mark D.
October 2023

It’s always Location, Location, Location! Kai Lani is literally a stone’s throw from the freeway entrance, making travel to anywhere on the island easy. It’s a very quiet condo complex with flowering plants and greenery as well as an ocean view. It’s a short walking distance to a shopping area, restaurants, shops, 4 lagoons, and Paradise Cove for snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles. Costco and a major shopping center are only 3.5 miles away in Kapolei. You will even find a movie theater there. The owner’s condo is well appointed! The kitchen is stocked like a gourmet kitchen: large refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee maker, dishwasher, stove, microwave, blender, slow cooker, rice steamer and ample cookware, dishes and utensils. The dining room seats 6 comfortably and the lanai seats 4. There are 3 tvs, ceiling fans in every room plus AC. The main tv has Roku. Each bathroom has a full tub and shower. There are ample bath towels and beach towels. The main bedroom is a king and the secondary bedroom has a queen bed with ample linens for each. There is a large capacity washer/dryer ! The condo is so inviting and full of amenities that your vacation literally starts as you open the door. You will be thankful for making this condo your vacation choice!
Kevin C.
October 2023

This beautiful spacious condo was perfect for my husband and I and his sister and husband. It overlooks a cove on the ocean where we enjoyed every stunning sunset possible. The cove also seems to be a feeding ground for sea turtles and we even saw a few dolphins. It's walking distance to beaches, shops, grocery stores, restaurants a major resorts. We even found the secret beach and spotted a Monk Seal on two separate occasions. I would highly recommend this anyone looking for a vacation with a little more privacy than a resort can offer.
Stacy B.
October 2023

We stayed for the month of September and this condo was perfect in every way for our family. Very clean and comfortable, and very well appointed. Vicki has thought of every detail. She was very responsive before and during our trip, and went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. The location is perfect, walking distance to Paradise Cove and the lagoons, and only a short drive to Kapolei for shopping. "Our Place of Joy" exceeded our expectations in every way and we can't wait to come back! Mahalo Vicki!
Cathy R.
October 2023

I wouldn’t have chosen this place if someone else had the experience I did. (1) found bed bug on pillow on bed 1.5 hours after checking in, (2) caught bed bug in ziplock for proof, (3) no items or people went on bed except for my 3 showered young children wrapped in towels from the condo (4) we left quickly and searched for hotel (5) owner next morning asked us to continue our stay and see if we find any more bugs. We said no way (6) husband met owner at property with live bed bug and searched beds for more bugs (did not find any but did not search carpets, couches, etc) (7) owner said he’d give us a full refund and we booked another property for the month (8) one week later owner changed his mind because he now thinks we brought the bed bug into the condo and he tells VRBO we were using property to eat and store food (this was incorrect because we didn’t have access. Hundreds of dollars of unused groceries were left with owner’s knowledge because we had nowhere to put them) (9) ten days after I found the bug, owner had an exterminator in to check property. Exterminator said no bed bug evidence found, owner gives us a 40% refund and invites us to finish our stay. We declined since we already settled into another home for our month long stay and we still didn’t feel comfortable staying here (10) upset because our 1.5 hours in this home was full of stress to start our family vacation and we lost money but thankful 1.5 months after finding bed bug, we haven’t seen another!
Shannon S.
September 2023

We loved the property, walkable distance to a private secluded little cove. Communication with the host was prompt on any questions I had. Husband specifically stated air conditioner was excellent. All amnesties provided were on point. Can’t say enough great things.
Jessica H.
September 2023

This vacation home is absolutely stunning, and our family had an incredible time there. It is located within a beautiful gated community. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed, which made meal preparation a breeze. However, one aspect that proved to be challenging was the lack of detailed instructions from Vacasa regarding which key corresponded to each gate. The garage, which is separate from the main unit and situated right behind it. Unfortunately, the garage opener provided did not work, despite my attempts to contact Vacasa for a solution. This lack of assistance was quite frustrating. Eventually, I discovered that the garage was actually the second door from the right when facing the garage unit. After replacing the battery, I was able to operate it successfully. Despite this minor inconvenience, our overall experience at the vacation home was fantastic. It would have been even more enjoyable if Vacasa had provided clearer instructions and prompt assistance in resolving the garage opener issue. ( Not just empty apoloziging messages) I hope that my feedback proves helpful for future guests.
Estelle L.
September 2023

Four adults all over 60 celebrating my brother and sister-in-law's retirement. The condo was perfect for the four of us. Having two beautiful master suites (really comfy king beds!) was lovely. The bathrooms are huge and luxurious. The kitchen had everything we needed to make nice meals and eat in occasionally. We spent a huge amount of time on the lanai because of the gorgeous ocean view. A real bonus is the decor and artwork in the condo. The second bonus is the location. We walked down to the beach we viewed from the lanai every night for the sunset. There is also a cove beach with amazing snorkeling that is completely walkable, about a 1/4 mile away. We saw over a dozen different types of fish as well as swam with a sea turtle and watched over a sleeping monk seal on that beach. Honolulu, the North Shore and eastern shore of the island are all very accessible by car. Within Ko'olina itself are shops, tons of restaurants, luaus and just about everything you need. It really was a perfect vacation. Thank you, Richard!
Elizabeth W.
September 2023

The Ko Alina condo was perfectly located, spotless, and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. Our older son used the pool and spa most nights, and we loved the perfect sunset view as well. Do not hesitate to stay here!!
Kerri W.
September 2023

We had an amazing time in this spot.
Nick B.
September 2023

Beautiful property near resorts however very quiet and private. Very nice small beach access out front and close to public beaches. Some of the best snorkeling we had on the island. Great location for day trips to the city, east side and North Shore. Very well furnished and equipped with everything we needed during our stay. Quick responses to the few questions we had. Thanks so much. Would definitely recommend and return in the future.
Chad S.
September 2023

Photos lack details of key rooms because they are unsatisfactory. The unit was unkept. Bathrooms were dirty. Showers were full of mildew, mold & hair. Plumbing did not drain properly in showers. Kitchen was dirty & greasy. Furnishings were dingy, stained & dusty. Carpets were heavily stained throughout the unit with multiple area rugs covering stained carpets. Beds were extremely uncomfortable. An extra sheet set was satin Playboy themed. After our first unpleasant night I called VRBO, it was never stated I was past the 12 hour period to file a complaint. It was suggested to dispute the charges w my credit card co & to resolve issues w host on my own. The owner was uncooperative & unpleasant. He demanded to inspect unit. Day 5 a cleaning service came. They stated cleaning cannot start until plumbing issue was resolved & they would not be able to clean unit to satisfactory results considering the condition. We made the decision to vacate the rental after not being able to resolve issues. The host refused to issue a refund for the nights unused like VRBO had asked him to do & we lost the 30 day rental amount we had paid. We found a new spotless rental in the same complex with a local property management service for a comparable rate. It would be helpful to provide photos however, I can't. I relied heavily on reviews when booking this rental. The reviews with complaints are more accurate than the positive reviews. If you have issues w checking in call VRBO in 12 hrs.
Christina F.
September 2023

We didn’t regret our booking. The host Ingrid, who lives in the same house, was very kind, even before we arrived. She called us and made sure we know everything about our soon to be vacation home. During the stay, she was always available, very helpful and generous. The condo is spacious and has everything a family needs for a great vacation time. We felt very comfortable and didn’t miss a thing. Location-wise this place is perfect. The nearby lagoons are perfect for the kids and you can walk to all of them. Ingrid offers all kinds of beach supplies (chairs, mats, snorkeling tools, a wagon to transport everything, body boards, you name it). The distance to Honolulu and other places is from half an hour to an hour depending on traffic. The property is secured by a gate and you will have your own parking lot. Nearby you will find an ABC store, Starbucks, icecream place and restaurants. The area is pricey, but so is all of Oahu. We enjoyed the sunsets from our balcony or the lagoons, if we were home around that time. Definitely a wonderful place and we can highly recommend it.
Katharina G.
August 2023

I almost want to keep unit as our secret so it'll be available anytime we visit Oahu. We stayed for 2 weeks with our 3 sons. Ingrid met us at the gate and escorted us into the unit to ensure we were satisfied. She had bottled water in the fridge and coffee for us which was so sweet. The location of this unit was perfect and the unit was exactly as described. Its also fully stocked with enough beach towels, paper towel, toilet paper, spices, plates, water toys, coolers, wagons for all your beach stuff. Plus, my sons used the garage to work out in every other day. We enjoyed the sunset almost every night right from the balcony or a short 2 minute walk to the beach. Literally 2 minutes away. Plus, theres a secret beach nearby that takes you only 3 minutes to get to for swimming or snorkeling. If you want something bigger than about a 6 minute walk right to the first of many larger beaches in Ko'Olina. It was perfection for our stay. Big plus, you really dont need to go far for dinning, grocery or shopping. Costco was a 7 minute drive. The unit is near disney, or wet n wild if you want a break from the beach. We spent a few days in between beach days at the pool which is right by the unit. Oh and ladies - it has great hot water with excellent water pressure. Overall we had a fantastic time. The description doesnt do this unit justice and the hosts were the sweetest we've come across. If I lived in Oahu, I would just visit them, just because. -Mahalo
Cheri B.
August 2023

If you are looking to stay in Ko’Olina, this is a perfect spot far enough away from the craziness, but close enough to get to with a short walk. The place was beautiful and great views from the balcony every morning.
Heather D.
July 2023

We have stayed in the Ko Olina area 8 times in a dozen years at 4 different developments (Kai Lani, Ko Olina Kai, Fairways and Plantation). This was our favorite property to date. The unit and its available bedding were the perfect size for our family of 5, including 2 teenagers. More than adequately stocked family room, bathrooms and kitchen made for an easier Costco run upon arrival. Pool and grill area made for a great alternative on days when the lagoons were a little crowded. Nearby Kapolei has pretty much everything else you could need while on vacation. Special shout-out to Romy, the late afternoon-evening manager on duty. Hustled and bent over backwards to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves while on the property. Thank you, Vicki, for a great property.
Jon M.
July 2023

We loved our stay. We will be back!
Jennifer R.
July 2023

Everything was perfect. Better than expected in every way. Clean and fresh. Very comfortable for four adults. Beautiful sunset views from the balcony. It was the best stocked vacation home I have stayed in. Everything you need for a perfect vacation. The manager/owner was always available if needed. Check in and check out was seamless. Mahalo Nui Loa for opening your home to us!
Chip S.
June 2023

Awesome views, very nice. Would make note that you will need to go up 15 stairs to living area. Otherwise very quiet, enjoyed nightly seating on deck watching ocean and listening to luau’s next door.
Jeff L.
June 2023

Our stay was delightful. The furniture is comfortable and the appliances are really nice. We love it there.
Beth M.
May 2023

Ingrid is a wonderful host. Easy access to Ko O'lina resort beaches at the lagoons. Gorgeous view from our balcony. High end appliances including washer and dryer in the unit. Fully equipped kitchen. Large Master bathroom and bedroom with lots of storage space for our clothes and luggage. There are lots of towels, beach towels and extra pillows and linens if needed. We felt so comfortable here. Free parking and secure location. Ingrid provides all beach necessities including boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers and a cart. She treated us like part of her family. We would definitely stay here again.
Susanna M.
May 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo: amazing ocean view from the balcony and 5min walk to the Paradise Cove natural lagoon (not crowded, great snorkeling, monk seals and sea turtles visiting every day). The condo was very clean and well equipped for a family of 4. The kids loved the pool too (clean, good size and we had it mostly to ourselves).
Vanda Z.
May 2023

Great location, extremely uncomfortable furniture. We stayed 30 days and were very uncomfortable. Even adding pillows to sit on did not help. Bed was ok.
Donna M.
April 2023

The 3rd time at this property was a charm. Herb is a very gracious host and he keeps this rental condo in tip top shape. If you want a clean and friendly environment to just relax and enjoy the Hawaiian Sun or a place to go for fun and excitement then this is the place for you. The location is one of Oahu's best for peace and quiet. It is also close enough to Honolulu for you to enjoy big city fun and excitement . Our son and his wife live in Honolulu and visited us on the weekends in order to get away from the big city. Our daughter, her husband and their two children stayed with us for a week and they enjoyed the sun and sand at the lagoons at Ko'Olina as well as snorkeling and hiking all over Oahu. My sister visited from Colorado and found the condo magical and a great escape for all children of all ages. The place has recently been given a facelift with fresh paint and it was sparkling clean when we arrived. After checking the pantry we crossed many items off our shopping list it was so well supplied. All appliance were in working order and the only problem we encountered was the dishwasher. In the middle of our visit the roller for the top tray broke and Herb had it fixed immediately. It took three days to finish the repair only because a part had to be shipped in. There were no other problems. I highly recommend this place and will return as soon as possible. Bob M.
Bob M.
April 2023

Beautiful condo. Had everything we needed. Walking distance to all Ko Olina has to offer.
Patty C.
April 2023

We loved the condo, close to everything on the west side of island. Walking distance to the lagoons, restraunts and shops. Ingred and Wolfgang were awesome hosts. Everything we needed was there to used, detergent, paper towels, TP, dish soap! We loved being there!
Mary Beth S.
April 2023

The property is just as described. The furniture and beds were very comfortable. The view is breathtaking. The location is great, walking distance to many fabulous beaches and restaurants. The owners were communicative and helpful. We also enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and bbq area very much!! Definitely would come back!!
Mindy M.
April 2023

If staying in Oahu 30 days or longer, Ko Olina area is excellent. Just far enough away from short term vacationers to have some quiet, but still close enough to all the tourism activities, when wanted.
michael j. j.
March 2023

We loved the property. It was well stocked and had a good view of the ocean. It was clean and in a nice neighborhood.
March 2023

Kai Lani is beautifully landscaped and kept in excellent condition. It is quiet, nicely run, and very convenient for getting onto the highway or to the Ko Olina resort. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have booked again for next year, but the unit is already booked.
Robbye T.
February 2023

Beautiful condo in Ko Olina with a gorgeous view. Walking distance to all of the action, but the location feels remote and quiet. Condo is clean, has beautiful furniture/decor, and everything needed for a comfortable stay. Owners were very quick to respond with any questions. Would definitely stay again!
Jennifer H.
January 2023

We love Kai Lani and this unit has a gorgeous view from the lanai of the beautiful ocean, sunsets , luscious gardens and palm trees
Marguerite S.
January 2023

We were lucky enough to stay in Richard’s condo for a second time. The complex, Kai Lani, is beautifully landscaped and laid out. The pool and hot tub are clean and a fun place to relax after a day at the beach. A quick 3 minute walk away is Paradise Cove, a small beach where you can snorkel and kids can swim safely in the waves. You will find three other coves a few minutes down the road. There is a strip mall a five minute walk away with restaurants, coffee shops, an ice cream store and stores. Richard’s condo is well equipped with a large open concept kitchen. There are two master bedroom suites with comfortable king sized beds. The decor is tasteful and feel like your second (dream) home. We cannot wait to return and have already inquired about our next stay!
Rebecca H.
January 2023

We really loved this place. My husband actually said its his favourite vacation rental ever, which is saying a lot. The condo has a wonderful layout and the kitchen is very well stocked with all the appliences and utencils etc you need for cooking. Paradise cove is just a short walk away where we would snorkle with turtles in the morning and play on the beach. The lagoons are also a short walk away. The kids loved the pool area. The big pool is heated, so our 2 year old could go in the water without shivering. There is also a wonderful hot tub there. Its was so nice hanging out by the pool and we made a lot of friends. Vicky is very nice and responsive. It was such a joy staying here. Highly recommended.
Ina G.
January 2023

We had amazing time there! Property is great: clean, plenty of room for everyone (we are a family of 4), has everything in it.
Kristina B.
December 2022

This townhome is stellar!! The views are amazing and everything you need is available. We would live here forever if possible!!

December 2022

Vicki was an incredible host and the property exceeded our expectations. From the wonderful condo to the beautiful grounds and the short walk to incredible beaches, we had an amazing time during our stay.
lexi t.
December 2022

We had a most wonderful 3 weeks at this Ko Olina gem. The view and sunset from the lanai is awesome. The location is great, a 7 minute walk to the market place and restaurants, and easy walking to the lagoons, resorts, golf course and marina. The condo is immaculate and well equipped. There was only 2 of us, but very suitable for 2 couples with enough space and privacy for both. The condo complex is very quiet and set away from the crowded resorts, which we loved. I gave a 3 for check in, only because when we arrived, the intercom/phone system was down so we could not connect with the owner/caretaker to open gate to let us in so at 11 pm we found ourselves climbing over the gate along with our luggage. If we were not in good shape this would have been a much bigger problem. Technology glitch, so not sure that anything would of fixed that. Entry into the condo after that was easy! Unfortunately the washing machine broke the day before our arrival, and could not be replaced till after our departure. But I must say Karim bent over backwards to remedy the problem, and even arranged for the cleaning service to pick up and drop off our laundry. We were most appreciative! I highly recommend this unit and believe it is one of the best places to stay in Ko Olina, being slightly removed from the crowded resorts but walking distance to everything within the Ko Olina area. And with Kapolei just a few miles down the highway, it is close to amenities such as large grocery and department stores as well as Costco. Thanks Karim and Mona!
Shelley S.
November 2022

As advertised, this property is beautiful and a perfect location allowing for rest and relaxation. If you get the opportunity to stay at this site, you will not be disappointed! Property owner and manager are very attentive/responsive. We hope to return! Mahalo!
November 2022

Property exactly as advertised. Vicky was great to communicate with. Couple of small issues were dealt with and resolved very quickly. We will be back!
Darren M.
November 2022

The condo was well supplied with everything; furnished comfortably; artfully decorated and beautifully located within walking distance of beaches, shopping and dining. We loved the condo and Ko Olina!
Brian W.
October 2022

Perfect place to stay. Beautiful home in a great location. Highly recommend!
Justin L.
October 2022

The condo and area were perfect- beautiful, comfortable, and well-stocked. We didn't really use the kitchen much but if we had wanted to cook, there would have been enough tools and appliances to do anything. The owner(s) were extremely helpful and professional. Would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing stay near the water with a gorgeous view.
Cathy F.
October 2022

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