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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:)

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Lenore Horowitz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

LAE NANI 516 -25 Steps to Sandy Beach from ground floor corner 2 BR
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

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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Exactly what we were looking for...and more!

  • 5 of 5

You don't need to look any further...this is the place to stay! One word....Location, location, location...(okay three words). Centrally located to the airport, Walmart, Costco, and the cute little towns of Kapa'a and Hanalei Bay. Having never been to the island of Kauai, I wasn't really sure what to expect, now I have a "favorite" home away from home for the next time we get to visit. Who wouldn't love being able to jump out of bed, onto the lanai with a cup of coffee to watch the ocean and the birds welcome you to the morning? I have already recommended this property to several friends and relatives. This is a clean, well maintained condo, and with the stunning gardens that surround the complex... my mother-in-law (who grew up on Maui) was in heaven. Our intent for this vacation was to have some "peace and quiet" and we were not disappointed in the least.

This was also my nieces first visit to Hawaii, she enjoyed the sun, beach, "wi-fi" connection and even the trip up the Wailua river on a kayak! She also did the horseback beach ride down in Poipu (remember to bring jeans!!). I did the photography sunset/starry night workshop, which was an experience! Standing on the rocks with the water crashing underneath, at the Lihue lighthouse, with airplanes coming in for cool!

Lenore was very easy to work with before, during and even after our trip. I really cannot think of a better place to stay on this island; all the comforts of home with a spectacular view and excellent customer service. Thanks so much!

Dawn, Ellen, Kailee

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks! We have made important upgrades and I am happy you enjoyed them. Come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This condo is the perfect place to stay in Kauai! It is centrally located to everything you could possibly want and after a day of amazing adventures you return to remember that you are staying in paradise. We stayed for 8 days with our two young daughters and the unit had everything you could want for a beach day, cooking, relaxing and living in paradise. Thank you Lenore for sharing your special place with us, I just hope it is open for our next visit! I love it here!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilsonville, OR

Outstanding Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a special vacation for our 25th anniversary, but it had to accommodate our grown daughter also. We researched countless rentals and decided on Lenore's. We can't say enough about the condo. We have rented two other condos in Hawaii prior to this trip and this one is the best. The place is clean, up to date and the location is perfect. You are steps away from sand, ground level, corner unit in the closest building to the beach. The landscaping near her lanai is situated to give you great privacy, yet still open to great ocean views. The grounds around the condo are impressive. The pool and BBQ equipment are all top notch. The beach out front looked safe for youngsters. I am in the plumbing biz so I know the bathrooms have above average, quality, up to date fixtures. Due to its central location it was easy to get to any of the major Kauai attractions on any side of the island. You are in between everything. And close to some. Also, the bed in the master was extremely comfortable. Always a problem for me when I travel, but I slept like a baby all week long. This was our first time to Kauai, the island is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The condo was the perfect compliment. Highly recommend this property for your stay on Kauai. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific Grove, CA

Exquisite property

  • 5 of 5

My 2girlfriends and I spent an extraordinary week here. We were very comfortable, and a few steps to the ocean. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • 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

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $175

Maximum 4 persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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