VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Kapaa reviews
Good location, nice view, good value
"My wife and I first stayed in this unit back in 2008. Since then we've stayed in 4 different units at the Pono Kai Resort over the years and this unit is still one of our favorites. The location & view are very nice even though it's not oceanfront. The unit is set back from the oceanfront walkway as you can see from the picture from the unit's lanai. If walkers, joggers & bikers looking into your unit bothers you this unit would be perfect for you.
The unit is showing a little age and could use some updating but it's comfortable and well equip. Also, it has chairs for the beach, beach umbrella, beach towels, large cooler, noodles for floating & snorkeling equipment for you to use.
One thing that did bother us on this stay was a musty smell when we entered the unit but it went away once the doors to the lanai were opened letting in the fresh air and the cool the breeze. The unit doesn't have air conditioning and generally it not needed except on the rare occasions when the trade winds aren't blowing.
Kapa'a is a great location as home base for visiting the rest of the island. Traffic can be a little bit of a hassle when leaving the Pono Kai Resort but not enough for us to consider staying elsewhere. Nice beaches are a short drive away and you can be in Hanalei in about 45 minute and Ke'e Beach in about another 20 minutes. In the other direction it's about a 45 minute drive to Po'ipu Beach and an hour to the road leading up to Waimea Canyon.
Bottom line....This unit at the Pono Kai Resort is one of our first choices when we come to Kauai. It's a nice unit in good condition with a nice view making it a good value for the money."
Guest: richinpaDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 29, 2015
"My wife and I just spent a week in this lovely condo. It has everything one needs for a wonderful week in Kauai -- not just the unit itself (which is clean, modern, and comfortable) but also beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. The complex is very well run and maintained. The location in Kapaa is walking distance to restaurants and stores, and in a central location for driving to other points of interest on the island. The view from the lanai is simply spectacular, and the local beaches are quiet and beautiful (we even saw a monk seal nearby). Kevin was responsive to our questions and very helpful.
The only negative: there is no AC in the unit (or in most of the restaurants and stores in Kauai). Apparently this is normally not an issue, but if hurricanes are in the region (as they were for our stay) then the trade winds don't blow as usual and the unit can get quite hot. If you're sensitive to heat, you may want to avoid traveling to Kauai in the summer."
Guest: Ross M.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 8, 2015
"This is the 2nd visit to this property -- and just love the view and location. Beautiful sunrises, watched whales from the lanai, and great grills & pool! Location would be hard to beat as you are in walking distance to many eateries & groceries, plus just about mid-way between the North and South shores for easy sightseeing or access to great adventures! Hope to go back -"
Guest: DonnaDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: March 7, 2015
"Very nice condo. Excellent response time from the owner also when I inquired about renting the unit which was appreciated. This condo was very clean and had everything one would need on vacation. It was nice being able to cook and do laundry. Our daughter loved having her own room and bathroom and the beds were very comfortable also. Nice view of the ocean as well. The only thing we wished the pool area had were a couple umbrellas to sit under on the lounge chairs by the pool instead of being in the sun. There are tables with umbrellas but would be nice to sit under one on the lounge chairs as well during the day and enjoy the awesome ocean view. We also did the canyon tour and the movie tour where both tours picked us up right at the driveway entrance which was very convenient. This is nice quiet area and complex for vacationing. Would highly recommend."
Guest: Arlene R.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015