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Quiet Oceanfront Condo Paradise~VRBO Bear Stayed Here! Fully Renovated Bathroom!

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Dine on your lanai, after you've grilled your fresh fish downstairs!

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Property description

Road noise will not be an issue in this unit! Check out what recent guests have said in the "Reviews" section about our new double-paned SOUNDPROOF inner window in the bedroom. It slides opens for breezes, and closes tightly for a quiet night's sleep. The only sounds you'll hear are the ocean waves from the lanai!

Congratulations! You’re reading this because you’ve decided to visit Kauai, and turn your Hawaiian dreams into lifelong memories. You may be honeymooning, celebrating a milestone, or just vacationing. You want to experience island-style comfort and the graceful Aloha spirit, and avoid the busy mega-resort areas, crowded beaches and crammed parking lots.

Good news! You’ve found what you’re seeking right here at Wailua Bay View, on the east side of Kauai. This quiet complex is only 10 minutes from the Lihue airport, in Kapaa (Ka-pa'-ah). Forbes magazine recently named Kapaa one of the 15 prettiest towns in the nation. You’re perfectly located for easy day trips over the entire island.

Our direct oceanfront condo (#214), has one bedroom (Cal-King bed), totally renovated bathroom, full kitchen, living/dining room (with sofa bed), and your own full size washer/dryer. Your very private lanai is a stone’s throw to the crashing waves. It’s 750 sq. feet of paradise, with spectacular sunrises, panoramic views, relaxing sounds, and restful sleeps. The only thing missing is YOU! Remember to plan ahead, our calendar stays pretty full.

Unlike some listings here on VRBO, this is an owner operated and managed condo. As owners, we take your calls and answer your emails personally. We visit our condo 2 or 3 times a year to inspect and refurbish it, and spare no expense to keep everything in tip-top shape, including our recent complete bathroom renovation. (See the pictures). Our own efforts, along with an excellent housekeeping staff, and our on-island rep has proven to be the right combination for success. We spent many months and several trips to Hawaii to find our perfect vacation home, in an ideal location, and we absolutely love it! But enough of what we think, scroll down to the reviews. At last count, we had 52 reviews in 3 years of ownership! These reviews are submitted directly by guests to our listing. Also, look for reviews on other popular travel sites, there are several for our condo, Wailua Bay View #214.

There’s always plenty of free parking, free wireless high speed internet, 2 flat screen TV’s with cable, and a Blu-Ray player. There's a bedroom A/C, with ceiling and floor fans throughout. You’ll find coolers, beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrella. Peruse our many guide books, and the Guest Binder with recommendations for restaurants, tours, and boat trips we’ve personally experienced. We list the local Farmer’s Markets, including one a 5 minute walk away, at the Coconut Marketplace. You can walk to many restaurants, bakeries, shops, kayak and bike rentals places, and some great beaches. The spectacular, newly completed Kauai Bike/Walking Path is right out front.

Come see Kauai and explore an island paradise. You’ll hike, play golf, snorkel, sunbathe and shop, but the irresistible pull of our lanai, and the view of those mesmerizing waves, will call you back…you won’t want to leave! Feel the Aloha spirit yet? Enjoy your Hawaiian holiday!

Hawaii State Tax ID: W77368854-01

Key Words: beachfront, oceanfront, lanai, BBQ, pool, wifi, Kapaa, Wailua, renovated, 1 bdrm, washer/dryer, fully equipped, free parking.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

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  • Just added: a totally SOUNDPROOF inner window, opens for breezes but closes for quiet rest! Air Conditioning, with remote control (Bedroom only) Cal-King bed with thick memory foam topper. All new linens, quilt and pillows. Living room has queen sofabed, with new extra thick mattress and new linens and pillows....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, shower

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  • Completely new and remodeled! Walk-in tiled shower, "rain" shower head, new custom vanity with Caesarstone countertop, tiled floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Restaurants, bakeries, shops, and the Coconut Marketplace are all within walking distance. You're steps away from the half-mile long Wailua Beach, which encompasses Wailua Bay and Wailua River State Park. There's a long, paved beach walk/bike trail right in front of the complex. You can walk along the beach to the north, to a keiki (children's) pool, and a sacred heiau (ancient Hawaiian temple). Only 5 minutes away from Lydgate Park, with protected snorkeling ponds and a fantastic playground. Wailua Bay View is all about the 'bay view'! And although you can swim in Wailua Bay, it is known for swells and riptides. Not for novices! That's why the local surfers and bodyboarders love it, and they are fun to watch!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Variety, from classical to jazz to Hawaiian Slack Key...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    New CD player/Ipod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screens, 27' in living rm., 19' in bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many with Hawaiian theme, several movies filmed in Kauai...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Sleeping Giant mountain from the bedroom and pool area...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table and 4 newly reupholstered chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New unit in bedroom; ceiling fans in living room and bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new, high-end...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable tropical design newly reupholstered sofabed and loveseat...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of free parking, close to stairs...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Always plenty of free parking...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    For delicious Kauai-grown coffee! Filters included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Tropical design dishes, bar glasses and cocktail shaker, and a very complete utensil drawer ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Stove:

    Brand new glass-top range with extra large oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Many courses on Kauai; Wailua Municipal Golf Course is 2 minutes south...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking on the famous Wailua River is 2 minutes away. See Wailua Falls or the Fern Grotto...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    See the pictures! They are all taken from the lanai of #214. The view is fabulous!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful tropical gardens surround the complex...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 well-maintained grills...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water shoes, and some snorkel gear may be available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful, completely renovated pool, decking, and BBQ area. Loungers, tables and chairs, sparkling clean!...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 53 traveler reviews
Relaxing and enjoying this perfectly located condo at the end of each day 12/27/2013

VRBO Bear stayed here:


New Year’s in Kauai is just what the Bear family ordered for our winter getaway! This bear couple was spoiled on their 20th Anniversary with this perfectly located Condo in Wailua, on the Coconut Coast. It was the perfect location for us to do everything we wanted in Kauai.

The condo is situated at the end of the complex – away from street noise – and close to the fabulous beach and ocean view. Right when we arrived, we headed straight to the balcony to take in the sounds and view that is Kauai. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed for the beach as well as a clean and organized kitchen. And, they had air conditioning in the bedroom if it was too hot. But we didn’t need it. There were plenty of windows to open to catch the ocean breezes!

The location of our condo was perfect. We had easy access to multiple grocery stores and restaurants. But, we were far enough from town that we didn’t feel like we couldn’t get away from everything. The owners were also very attentive and surprised us with some snacks, coffee and a bottle of wine waiting for our arrival!

It seems to me that the owners really care about their home! They recently remodeled their bathroom into a mini oasis! The large shower head and openness of the space was very relaxing. They provided us plenty of towels and supplies for our visit.

One of our favorite evenings was walking over to Waialua Bay (about a 2 minute walk) with our beach chairs in hand, a tasty beverage, sitting close to the water and watching the stars. It was dark and peaceful in the evening. We brought a flashlight with us to find our way. After sitting and chatting for a while, we decided to look at what was around us with our flash lights. To our surprise, there were about 10 tiny crabs frozen by our light – staring at us. Then they quickly zipped back into the water or into their homes in the sand. It was a magical evening for all of us.

I really enjoy going on bike rides and it is very easy to go biking in Kauai. There was a bike path (called the Ke Ala Hele Makalae 7 mile trail) that starts directly across from our condo – which becomes a dedicated path in Kapa’a after 2 miles. Papa Bear LOVES to roller skate, so Mama Bear got a Bike (with room for me!) and we took that path at least 3 times on our visit. It goes all the way to Kuna Bay where we got to play in the waves and watch the surfers. I’m glad we brought towels and sunscreen!

During our visit, we got to head to the North Shore and visit the remote area of Wainiha and Tunnels Beach to go snorkeling. The waves were too high at the Tunnels Beach (in the Winter the water is more rough in the North), so we decided to check-out the Kalalau Trail – which is an 11 mile trail that goes all the way over to the Na Pali Coast. Our family loves to snorkel – so we were looking forward to the location. But, the trail was very beautiful and in the lush jungle. The trail was a little much for my little legs to handle, so we only made it a ½ mile in – but I’m glad I went that far and got to enjoy the views!

A few days later we headed to the South end of the Island to snorkel at Poipu Beach. There were a lot more people down there, but the snorkeling was great! We also snorkeled near our condo at Lydgate Park. It was a sheltered swimming area that had a few fish to see. There were lots of families there and I felt much safer and protected from the higher waves!

At the end of every day, it was nice to get back to our comfortable condo. We could cook what we wanted and barbeque by the pool. We made Hawaiian Ribs one night – they took 3 hours to cook – so I got to swim in the beautiful pool and warm my fur in the sun! Another night we picked up some giant Kauai farm raised shrimp on our way back from Waimea in Hanapepe. They were so good! And a bargain too! We cooked those by the pool as well.

It is always sad when it is time to go home. But, we had a relaxing and enjoyable time at this condo in Wailua. The location, amenities and scenery made this one of the most memorable vacations we have had in a long time. I will definitely tell my friends about this magical trip. Thank you for accepting the Bear into your home in Kauai.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$185
Peak Season 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$175
$1,225

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $175 Nightly

Peak Season 2017
Dec 18 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$185
$1,295

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $185 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165
$1,155

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $165 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $110
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

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Month-long rentals may be discounted, just email your dates. Holiday season 2017 rates TBD

Cancellation Policy: Full refund for 30+ days prior to trip, minus $150 booking fee; 0-29 days prior is 2 nights rental charge, unless rebooked.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue Airport
0.02 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brick Oven Pizza
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wailua Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kintaro's
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wailua Bay Beach

Car: Recommended

This unit (#214) in on the far north/east end of the complex, away from the Highway! 10 minutes from Lihue airport, along the Royal Coconut Coast. Halfway between Poipu in the south and Princeville/Hanalei in the north. Close to the Wailua River, with kayaking and boat tours to the Fern Grotto. Also near to the Coco Palms Hotel, made famous by Elvis Presley and movie "Blue Hawaii". Only 5 minutes from the Smith Family Gardens and their famous Luau. Walk to over 8 restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops, including at the Coconut Marketplace, with it's twice-weekly Farmers Markets. Hike the Sleeping Giant mountain, or just relax on the beach. Rent a bicycle to use the bike/walking path that runs right in front of the complex.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My husband and I grew up in northern California, and we love the ocean! A 20 year naval career allowed us to frequently live near water on both coasts and 2 countries in Europe. Being blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively, we've stayed in many different types of accommodations, the good and the not so good. We know what works! We love all of Hawaii, and the island of Kauai is well known for incomparable beauty and rich lush landscapes. It offers diverse adventure, in an uncrowded atmosphere, and hearkens back to the Hawaii of old. We’re happy to share our condo, and spread the Aloha!

Why the Owner Chose Wailua Bay View:
Wailua Bay View Unit 214 offers the oceanfront location we love, with privacy and convenience. It allows you to enjoy real Hawaii, with all the comforts of home!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Within seconds of walking into this condo, as you approach the sliding doors to the lanai, you will experience the breezes, the roar of the surf, and the wide open ocean in front of you! You'll watch surfers, paddle boarders, and sometimes outrigger canoe races! Watch for the occasional turtle bobbing in the waves, and whales in the winter. At night, you'll be lulled to dreamland by the sound of the crashing waves. The moon rising and reflecting off the water will be stunning! (Try to come during a full moon!) You will feel right at home, and won't want to leave!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Dine on your lanai, after you've grilled your fresh fish downstairs!

    Dine on your lanai, after you've grilled your fresh fish downstairs!

  • A glorious sunrise from the lanai

    A glorious sunrise from the lanai

  • Watchin' the turtles from the lanai

    Watchin' the turtles from the lanai

  • Listen to the sound of the ocean waves!

    Listen to the sound of the ocean waves!

  • Kitchen with all full size appliances, fully stocked with utensils

    Kitchen with all full size appliances, fully stocked with utensils

  • Newly re-upholstered furniture in traditional Hawaiian bark cloth

    Newly re-upholstered furniture in traditional Hawaiian bark cloth

  • Imagine this being your 'office' for a week or two

    Imagine this being your 'office' for a week or two

  • Taken standing in the living room, any closer to the water and you'd be wet!

    Taken standing in the living room, any closer to the water and you'd be wet!

  • You're here!!

    You're here!!

  • Swim with the turtles at night!

    Swim with the turtles at night!

  • Papaloa Beach, just to the north; see Wailua Bay View on the right.

    Papaloa Beach, just to the north; see Wailua Bay View on the right.

  • Otherworldly sunset at Ke'e Beach, up in the north at the end of the road

    Otherworldly sunset at Ke'e Beach, up in the north at the end of the road

  • Completely remodeled bathroom, tiled walk-in shower, caesar stone vanity

    Completely remodeled bathroom, tiled walk-in shower, caesar stone vanity

  • Lovely grounds of Wailua Bay View

    Lovely grounds of Wailua Bay View

  • Your view of Wailua Bay on a lovely sunny Kauai day!

    Your view of Wailua Bay on a lovely sunny Kauai day!

  • All new linens and pillows, memory foam topper on Cal King bed

    All new linens and pillows, memory foam topper on Cal King bed

  • Armoire holds flat screen, dvds, cds, and many books and games

    Armoire holds flat screen, dvds, cds, and many books and games

  • Your own private happy hour!

    Your own private happy hour!

  • Relax, you deserve this!

    Relax, you deserve this!

  • #214 next to last on right, see King Kong mountain in the background?

    #214 next to last on right, see King Kong mountain in the background?

  • Totally redone and upgraded pool area, all new furniture

    Totally redone and upgraded pool area, all new furniture

  • Mesmerizing full moon, taken from the lanai!

    Mesmerizing full moon, taken from the lanai!

  • Na Pali Coast, from an unforgettable helicopter tour of beautiful Kauai

    Na Pali Coast, from an unforgettable helicopter tour of beautiful Kauai

  • Start a hike minutes from condo, up the famous Sleeping Giant, for this view!

    Start a hike minutes from condo, up the famous Sleeping Giant, for this view!

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