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LAE NANI 516 -25 Steps to Sandy Beach from ground floor corner 2 BR

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

NEW REMODELED Ground Floor Corner Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Beautifully remodeled, Lae Nani's best beachfront location, only 25 steps to the sand. Ground floor Bldg 5, Quiet side of Laenani, NO parking lot behind, and NO swimming pool, sidewalk, or other building between you and the water). (see complex map).

This is not a business but like our island home, so there are lots of extras! Your own washer/dryer, cable internet, flat rate long distance. New bathrooms with granite counters, spacious newly remodeled living room with comfy furnishings, flat screen tvs, a kitchen that looks out over the dining room to the sea. At low tide the tide pool right outside is perfect for wading and watching fascinating sea life. We have excellent beds, twins in one bedroom and a king in the other.

Most of our guests return year after year because there is no location like our apartment. You won't believe our unique location--closest to the water of ANY apartment at Lae Nani. And nothing beats a ground floor location for convenience. You can take our lounge chairs right down to the beach, or enjoy mai tais on the lanai without any railings to obscure the view.

Just 25 steps to the sand! (you can even count them:)

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Lenore Horowitz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About Lenore Horowitz

We write the Kauai Underground Guide (250,000 copies in print since 1980), and have vacationed on Kauai with our 4 children for more than 20 years. We know the island well, and Lae Nani is truly special. Our (now grown) children all love to come to Kauai and to stay in this unique apartment, so close to the beach, and yet centrally located for exploring the island.


Lenore Horowitz purchased this condo in 1977

Why Lenore Horowitz chose Coconut Coast

We have written the Kauai Underground Guide since our first edition in 1980. Our location at Lae Nani 516 gives us a perfect base for exploring the whole island, from the spectacular North Shore (but we don't have to stay there when it rains) to the South Shore and West Side--all are an easy drive from our Lae Nani base. We usually head out in the mornings on our adventures, then relax and unwind in the afternoon on our own special beach. It's the perfect combination.

What makes this condo unique

Apartments vary. Lae Nani 516 is newly redone, and closest to the water's edge of any unit in the complex. Right outside the door is a lovely sandy swimming beach, plus a unique tidepool which harbors wonderful sea life. You can walk on our small reef, and get lost in counting the fish! You can also walk a short distance to restaurants (great Mexican and sushi) without having to drive. Golf (the municipal course has won many awards) is a short drive, and some great parks for kids. The pool, unlike most complexes, is actually next to the ocean, with a great view!


Kapaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 tiled showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) trundle bed in LR
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
25 steps to sandy swimming beach, corner, ground floor, no parking lot behind. Unmatched, private, quiet beachfront location, with child-friendly swimming right outside.


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LAE NANI 516 -25 Steps to Sandy Beach from ground floor corner 2 BR
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
San Diego, CA

Fantastic vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Kauai was amazing! A major part of it was due to the fact that our home for the week was perfect. The people, accommodations, and views here are hard to describe in words. If you're like us, you're never going to want to leave. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pullman, WA

Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this condo. It was well stocked with items that were useful like cooler bags, plenty of kitchen items, lots of towels and other items like aloe vera gel. The view was lovely from the windows and the property was quiet. There is a foot washing station right by the front door, so it made keeping the sand out a little easier! Communication with the owner and the manager was great! They both responded to concerns right away and were easy to talk with. The beach area on the property was great, never crowded and the small lagoon was perfect for snorkeling and swimming when the tide was coming in or too high.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed 516-- it is truly our home on the beach and not just a business. Please come again ! aloha, Lenore
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Paradise found - excellent in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

First, this part of the island - Kapa'a. It's the most central part of the island, allowing easy access to all points north and south, so you can maximize your coveted vacation time and be out "doing" more and driving less.

Now let's talk about this property: Lae Nani - a rare gem! Nestled steps from a great little beach and off the main road, which affords lots of peace and privacy. The property grounds are beautifully landscaped, there is a wonderful pool and a community grilling area with nice grills.

The beach is fun for boogie boarding, and there is a large tide pool on one end of the beach that is perfect for small children. This particular unit (#516) is a step above them all! By far, the best location on the entire property. First floor, landscaping around the lanai provides great privacy. Only 25 steps to the sand. We stayed there with our 4 and 7 year old boys. It was so nice to put them to bed at night and be able to sit outside close to the beach with a glass of wine and still be close enough to them if they woke up. The unit just had a fabulous renovation (May 2017). The kitchen is appointed very nicely - we found everything in it that we needed. The beds and pillows were comfy, bed linens were nice and soft, towels fluffy. The owner has installed some very effective ceiling fans, which were amazing at keeping us cool at night (the unit, like most on the island, doesn't have A/C - which with the trade winds and the ceiling fans, you don't need). Washer and Dryer was quite handy. There was a nice supply of basics in the house when we arrived, Kleenex, paper towels, liquid hand soap for bathrooms, salt/pepper, ice packs, laundry detergent, a great first aid inventory, aloe gel, after sun lotion, etc. Previous guests (and the family who owns the unit) have left items there to share with other guests so please be kind and leave items for others to use in the future. There is a very comfy trundle/day bed in the living room that is perfectly placed to watch the ocean and feel the trade winds coming through the patio door. But the best part of this please is that it is someone's home, a family has been raised there, memories made, lives lived - and you can "feel" that in this home. The place just has a very special life to it that is quite special. The owner is wonderful to work with and SUPER responsive. You will want to treat this place like your own home!! This is now our Hawaii home away from home! I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Paradise -- just steps from the water & a great base to see the whole island

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing. Just steps from the water, you can wake up and have coffee on the beach in seconds. You can also sit in the sand and have afternoon drinks. There is a lava rock pool and a protective reef for small children to play in -- a fabulous pool and a very large grassy area for running and playing.

Located in Kapaa, you can easily drive the beautiful north shore or the more active south side and west side. Having the ability to travel the entire island allows you to always find the sun! And to try restaurants everywhere. The condo itself has a beautifully remodeled kitchen and living room -- nice enough that you may have to push you self outside to enjoy the weather! I certainly won't stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, AMAZING owners

  • 5 of 5

First off, we absolutely love Lae Nani and all that it has to offer, especially for families with small children!! We booked our vacation there about a year prior to our arrival. Then about 2 months before our trip, the person we originally booked with called and cancelled our reservation - this turned into an ugly situation that ultimately left us high and dry (story for another time). Having small children, we wanted a ground floor condo so we could allow our children to play in the grassy area and come in and out as they pleased. Of course, there were no other ground floor units available for the dates that we were going to be there. So I reached out to the owner of a previous condo we had stayed in at Lae Nani to see if she could help. Her condo was not available but she gave us the number of the owner next to hers, Lenore, who owns this condo. After sharing our situation with her, she indicated that her son and family were thinking of vacationing during our dates. Of course we were devastated as this was our last option. Turns out that she reached out to them, shared our story and came back to me and said that they wanted to help us out. So these amazing people who don't know us from Adam, changed their plans in order to accommodate our needs. We are forever grateful to Lenore and her family for helping to save our vacation!! They went far out of their way to offer us a solution and we couldn't be more appreciative. Their place is amazing and exactly what we wanted at beautiful Lae Nani. There is definitely something to be said for working with good, honest, kind people when booking a vacation and they truly made us feel at home in their place. We will definitely be back to this place that is perfect for our family's needs but also because the customer service can't be beat. Thank you Lenore and family!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Moody, B.C., Canada

Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our first time in Kauai was made all the more enjoyable thanks to the great accomodations. We so enjoyed our morning coffee out on the oceanfront lanai and listening to the waves in the evening. The unit was clean and contained everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location was ideal, allowing easy access to all areas of the island. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Lava Lava
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Papaloa Cove

JUST REMODELED ! Unique corner ground floor beachfront unit in sought after Lae Nani, closest to the beach and no parking lot behind. Gorgeous beach view from LR, DR and oversized kitchen. 2 remodeled full bathrooms with tiled showers. The perfect location for exploring Kauai (25 minutes north to Hanalei and 30 minutes south to Poipu). Right out front you can enjoy early morning walks along the ocean, and playing on our baby-friendly, child-friendly beach. Or our large pool with ocean view. You'll find privacy and peacefulness, yet a short walk to dining and recreation. This is not a normal business rental but our family home with many extras that we like to use when we visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

outclean $175
Refundable damage deposit $300

Maximum 4 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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