Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
This specific unit was perfectly located. We had a small view of the ocean and could see the entire pool area from our balcony. It is on the second floor so we had privacy, but it wasn't a major climb every time we wanted to go to our room. It is also conveniently located near the coffee shop, the front entrance, and the building had one of the few ice machines on the property.
The room itself stayed cool and dry, was very clean and had the exact supplies (bowls, silverware, cups, etc.) that we needed. There were also beach towels and a beach chair which were greatly appreciated!
Kapa'a is a great central location with great shopping, food, and beach access. It's a quick drive north or south for adventuring. Being next to the Coconut Marketplace was PRICELESS! Shaved Ice, the huge ABC store, and Chicken in A Bucket were all favorites of ours while there. We will definitely stay here when we return to Kaua'i!
Stephanie, thank you for allowing KrellersGetaway to accommodate and glad it worked out well for you. Much appreciate the time it took to insert the review. Appreciate it!
Great thing in a small package.
We enjoyed our stay here. Conveniently located to surrounding resorts, restaurants, sites, and the airport. With the marketplace right across the street, basically the whole island within a 40 minute drive, and close enough to drug stores and the walmart for basics, we were very happy with the location. Seeing the ocean in one direction and the Sleeping Giant in the other every day was a treat.
Initially, our impression was that the room was a bit dated, but it quickly became very comfortable. I would say unit 239 would be a bit snug for 4 people, but it was perfectly fine for 2. Enough was supplied in the unit to prepare small meals (even though we didn't even realize there was a single burner and an electric skillet until we were leaving). We did fine with the toaster, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker. The lanai was cozy. A.C. worked well. The mattress was comfy. We did have some issues with the door not opening (We did not turn the key to the right per instructions but still had issues), which resulted in us looking suspicous to security (who then tried to get the door open), and a call to maintenance at 11pm. (Despite being pulled out of bed, Randy was very friendly.) He had a difficult time opening it too. Much pushing and pulling while turning the key as far to the left as humanly possible, and then a bit more, is what it takes to successfully get in to the room. Truthfully, it may be time to replace the lock. The daily battle with the lock was the worst part of our stay to be honest.
Despite this, we still had a delightful stay. The area was quiet, not too crowded, everyone was friendly, and the room did it's job in keeping us comfortable.
Natalie, thank you for leaving such a detailed review! KrellersGetaway appreciates it very much and we are glad it worked out well for you. We will monitor lock as we haven't had an issue with it before, so thanks for the heads up and will keep an eye out. Mahalo and definitely look us up again if you want to come back to the Garden Isle!!
Expected a little bigger kitchen area but it worked out absolutely great. Quaint old-school ambiance
Thank you for the review, Marjie! Yes, these units are smaller (including kitchenette), but hard to beat location and rates! KrellersGetaway appreciates you allowing us to accommodate!
Thank you for allowing KrellersGetaway to accommodate, Hanna! We try our best to offer best possible rates on all units this close to the ocean. Until the next time...
Needs deep cleaning
Very nice grounds, well cared for. We have stayed at the Islander before. We love that area. We are super cleanly so we noticed the need for a good scrubbing.
KrellersGetaway has been owning and managing units at the Islander complex for 13+ years, so we understanding how things go there. We provide Housekeeping and Maintenance contact information twice before guests arrive and on a laminated sheet on the coffee table during a guest's stay. These are provided in case anything goes awry or is not up to par, guests are able to freely contact out team and they will ensure the issue is rectified. These particular guests, we never heard from them after they made their reservation (ie. we request flight times in case of emergency) or during their stay. The only time we heard from them is receiving this review right at the deadline as to when you can submit a review not giving us time to review them. This is unfortunate. KrellersGetaway takes pride in offering amazing units in an amazing location on the Garden Isle and strive to ensure guests are happy and comfortable with their stay, however if we don't hear from anyone before or during their stay, we aren't able to rectify any issues they may have with their accommodations. PLEASE let us know if something isn't as it should be in the unit as our housekeeping/maintenance staff will ensure is will be, but we/they just has to know about it!
Smith Family Luau is cool. A bit pricey but a neat experience. We took a Catamaran around Na Pali and it was very nice. So much to do, but must budget as some of the stuff gets expensive. Heck, you could even rent bikes there at the shops at Islander and just ride up north. They just finished miles and miles of a biking trail along the ocean. Good stuff! Snorkeling and beach fun right down the street at Lydgate Park.
Another post from a guest:
IF MONEY IS NO OBJECT - Birds of Paradise is the thing to do !! These are the powered hang gliders which are also well described in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook. It’s hard to describe the feeling and sensation of being out in the open like that and being able to see everything. It’s not cheap though. I think for our 2 rides and pictures, it was almost $800 !! Also, check out Jack Harter’s helicopters, open door. We’ve heard it’s one of the highlights on the island!
Check out http://www.coconutcoasters.com/. Nice trail and you can rent the bikes in Kapa’a town, a nice walk from the complex. Read about Lydgate Park below as well.
Places around the area with great swimming: 1) down the road to Kealia Beach on the other side of Kapa’a town, 2) Wailua at the Coco Palms where there are lifeguards at both but also lots of people, and 3) Lydgate Park about a mile south and great for swimming and snorkeling. You can bike (10-15 minutes) or walk (25-30 minutes) from our complex. It is a GREAT beach and a must see. Ask us about quickest most direct way to get there from our complex, if you choose to bike or walk.
Also, out of the area, Poipu Beach is great for swimming (albeit, busy). Up north, check out Tunnels Beach and Ke’e Beach. All of these places can be seen in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook.
Just discovered this beach: Kalihiwai Beach; AMAZING! In Ultimate Kauai Guidebook as well.