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Nice 2BR Beach Condo-$158 night-Hear Waves! Value, Comfort, Best Location,

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Hawaii Calling YOU? A Must for Beach Lovers YES=Great view, NO Street noise.

Aloha! Spend your beach vacation here In the Garden island! Do an instant Reservation by using VRBO fee service & pay online - a 50% deposit now and balance due 60 days before your arrival date.

Simply: 2 Bedroom Condo with good ocean views, hear and see WAVES! . My condo offers ample space for the family or friends with a safe carefree 5 minute walk to beach area. Older complex, clean & comfortable. Good Views. Nice central location. No hidden fees. See surfers in the water: it's across the street and easily seen from the patio.

Year Round - Value and location. Our spacious two bedroom vacation home that sleeps 4 adults comfortably in the 2 bedrooms, and up to 2 small children on hide-a-bed sofa in living room. Best part is just steps from the hillside pool or walk across the street to Kalapaki Beach. This is a unique condominium in Banyan Harbor (BH), a well-maintained owner-owned property rated 4.3 stars. Our unit is absence of roadside traffic noise due to it's inside upper hillside location. It is a lovely 2-level design townhouse is desirable due to location as closest buildings to beautiful hilltop swimming pool & BBQ area, and tennis courts. Free parking in your own assigned covered parking space directly below the unit, with 2 stairways to our front door. Guaranteed partial ocean views. Trendy Hawaiian home decor. Sit outdoors on lanai/patio with table and chairs to watch large Cruise ships enter the harbor twice a week - quite a sight!

Plus: nice part is there are no neighbors above this unit.

Fast wireless WiFi internet on premises at no extra charge. No resort fees or daily parking fees. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Air conditioning in both bedrooms and living room. $50 reservation charge and the 13.42% Hawaii (approx $149 a week) state tourism tax on all hotels and vacation rental units.

■ Lihue/Nawiliwili Harbor - centrally located area on Hawaii's Garden Island, and so convenient with it is mid-island and easy to drive to Popui Beach or Princeville. Total of 148 all-suite condominiums in complex located overlooking historic Nawiliwili shipping harbor. Built in 1970's, groups of two-story low-rise buildings on the hillside and street level overlooking a working shipyard and protected harbor. Surrounded by fun shopping, restaurants, activities and entertainment.

■ Why stay in a one room hotel room? Better when you can spread out in the living room, sleep in a separate bedroom, new washer/dryer inside condo. Save money and time by eating breakfast or meals in condo. Kitchen is stocked with spices, condiments in the fridge, and usually a bottle of wine left behind, along few canned goods for late arrivals. Easy to BBQ at pool, or make snacks or picnic lunches for beach or day trips.

■ Comfortable, older complex, great central location to either Poipu Beach or Princeville.

■ Easy one block walk to seven+ restaurants and two smaller shopping centers. Across from street, and a few minute walk down the beach to Beach Boys Rental stand where you can rent stand up paddle boards SUP, surfboards, take surf lessons, or enjoy fun outrigger canoe rides. Large sandy beach - complete with grassy picnic areas and numerous palm trees.

■ Within 2 miles: Three golf courses, Kauai’s largest shopping center mall, Kauai’s largest movie theatre. Costco and Farmer's Markets. Local mini-bus cost less than $1.00 to town or shopping center or Walmart.

■ Fast & Free WiFi, cable TV, and BlueRay DVD player in the condo - movie rentals available in the BH complex lobby for $2. There is also an activities desk where the staff can help you arrange best deals on ATV rides, ziplines, sunset dinner cruises, free maps and suggest good local places to eat.

Afternoon Check-in 3:30 pm and Morning Check Out time is 10:00 am. For bookings over 7 days: If you have a late evening flight 9 pm or later, and want to spend the day in my condo, you can opt to pay $75.00 rather than full $158 rate to use pool, beach, must leave by 5pm, or advisable to book an extra night if a really late flight.

This place is good value priced, as other owners in BH may charge less or many change raise up the daily rate depending on the season or holiday. However, the size, quality, furnishings, ocean views and location, sets our vacation unit far apart. New beautiful maghognany hand carved Master bedroom furniture in Master Bedroom.

Quiet here, too - very relaxing. Suggest while checking other units advertising online for Banyan Harbor, ask if on ground level near the road, views or has air conditioning in both bedrooms. Units offered near main road will experience vehicle noises from local island traffic that are noticeable.

POOL: My condo is in the closest building to the Pool Area with main BBQ area. Good sized heated salt-brine pool, perfect setting to relax overlooking turquoise waters of Kalapaki Bay. Area has Restrooms, lounge chairs, lawn area for kids, and picnic tables in a fenced area. Tennis courts and shuffle board games to play for all ages, too.

BEACH: Kalapaki beach offers many benefits: One of the safest, clean swimming public beach in Kauai as it is protected by the Harbor. Paddleboard SUP or surf here, too. No fear of giant crashing waves if you have small children, elderly or a new to ocean swimming.

Please email for last minute specials, 6 months or longer stays. Aloha!

More Details

Karen Hansen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Karen Hansen

Hi there - Greetings from Greg and Karen.

Fell in Love with Kauai, and always dreamed of living in Hawaii part time. Live in Northern California. For past 10 years Karen is very involved in her Rotary service club. As a couple, we volunteer as Ambassadors for our favorite humanitarian Rotary project called Give Hope-Give a Hand project. We've traveled worldwide training fellow Rotary members to give out a FREE prosthetic hands in their own country. The LN-4 Prosthetic Hand is distributed at no cost to those missing a hand below the elbow restoring up to 35% daily usefulness and dignity. South Africa, Zambia, and Costa Rica, San Salvador, & Mexico have been our focus lately to teach non-medical volunteers who also want to serve. Check our LN-4 on FaceBook. Greg is retired and Karen semi-retired owns and manages in her Women's clothing store, Mad Rags Fashions, in San Rafael, California.

Karen Hansen purchased this condo in 2003

Why Karen Hansen chose Nawiliwili

Banyan Harbor is a nice, well maintained complex. It is a low-rise (2 stories) not super fancy, which keeps the prices reasonable, great location and still has many bells and whistles. As the locals say: 'You can't build any taller than the Coconut trees.' Found the staff and manager of the resort were long-term islanders, and very friendly make our stays so enjoyable. The grounds & landscaping are well cared for. Tropical flowers blooming everywhere, with a few wild chickens that occasionally run through the property. Numerous places to walk a block away to grab a bite, watch the surfers, or shop. Our friends and family say they enjoy seeing the interaction of fishing boats, tugboats, and Cruise ships sail into the Harbor. We like the local small town atmosphere of Lihue area without having numerous cookie-cutter hotel chains as neighbors (except just one luxury Marriot at far end of the Kalapaki beach.) Centrally location for Kauai - just 25 minutes to Poipu Beach, or 5 minutes to in-town shopping, Costco & a shopping mall just 1 mile away to save $ on groceries and personal needs. Lots of good, inexpensive local Hawaiian places to eat in and around Lihue and Kaapa area (the island's two biggest towns.) Lihue is one mile drive, & Kaapa town about a 10 minute drive. Close to golf, swimming, kyaking, stand up paddle boards, surfing and activities. Watch birds, smell fragrant flowers and see an occasional gecko, in the early morning, on our deck while eating breakfast. YES- Pleasant for evening cocktails on the patio enjoying the warm weather and ocean views.

What makes this condo unique

Interior is decorated Hawaiian style with local colors and décor with simple wall art, and comfortable furniture. A large size pool sits hilltop of property with lounge chairs to sunbathe & see beautiful ocean views. Mainly we love the proximity to Kalapaki beach across the street to take a daily swim, and snorkel. Fun just to watch many paddleboarders, beach walkers or hang out at Duke's Canoe Club for a beer & light meal. Kalapaki beach offers many benefits: mainly one of the safest, clean swimming public beach in Kauai as it's protected by the Harbor. No fear of giant crashing waves or riptides if you have small children, elderly or a new to ocean swimming. Quiet. Relaxing. Romantic. Great for Honeymoons and Anniversaries!


Nawiliwili Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , first floor next to front door and kitchen
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on second floor near bedrooms
  • One full bathroom on second level, with shower and bathtub, washer and dryer, large vanity and extra large mirrors above vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2- - 1 double , Double/Full Bed
    sofa couch/hide a bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room -comfortable for 2 small children or 1 adult.
  • Master Bedroom - on second floor, air conditioned, New Hand carved wood bedroom set with Queen Size Bed, Mirror double closet doors, dressers, end tables, full ocean view, park across the street, Nawiliwili Harbor and shipyard. Louvered windows open for evening breezes/fresh air. Bedroom #2- also on second floor with double/full size bed, Yes-air-conditioned. Dresser, mirrored double closet, view of hillside. Living room- Main floor: Sofa with hide-a-bed sleeper for only 1 adult or 2 small kids.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Nice 2BR Beach Condo-$158 night-Hear Waves! Value, Comfort, Best Location,
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Everything you needed!! Easy stay. Nice and big enough. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for first timers in Kauai.

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located to enjoy all the wonderful beaches and restaurants.

Close to airport and Costco.

Condo was as described. We enjoyed the pool area and the beach across the street.

Suggestions to bring with you,

Small carry strap cooler, coffee tumbler with lid, small ice packs.

Restaurant Suggestion: DUKES / Marriott!

Must see:

HIDDEN beach area by JJ horse ranch.

Beautiful, quiet and has a turtle farm.

Terrain is pretty tough to get to but well worth it.

Favorite place was Hanolei Bay for shopping, surfing and juice bars.

QUIET Beautiful beach was MacArthur Park Beach. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the price!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The condo is a bit older but was VERY clean and had everything we needed. There is a washer/dryer in the condo and the A/C units in every room was a HUGE plus! Beds were fairly comfortable; with the exception of the pull-out sofa bed which left a lot to be desired. There were 6 of us (four kids aged 9-16). Having only one shower caused some congestion and wait times but we knew this going into it and the price was well worth the sacrifice. The TV has a DVD player that has Netflix and Amazon apps (just don't forget to log out of your account before you leave!). The only hang-up was we were only given the Wifi name but not password in the welcome letter from the owner. I called and left a message AND sent an email but still no response (still never did hear from her). Finally, halfway through our stay, I found a manual in a drawer under the TV that had a handwritten password on it that worked. So communication could've been a little better. There were plenty of towels (bath and beach) and there were 4 fold up camping chairs that were nice to have. There were two boogie boards but they were the cheap Styrofoam kind and they had breaks in them so we never used them and just rented better quality boogie boards which were cheap ($15/week). There is a swimmable beach across the street at the Marriott and there is a Dukes restaurant there. There is a pool in the complex and private parking space below the condo. There are a few shops and restaurants within walking distance and Skinny Mike's ice cream and shave ice are excellent. Lihue is a great centrally located town that is pretty much equidistant to both sides of the island. I would absolutely stay in this condo again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, clean and nice condo, easy to walk for food

  • 5 of 5

Liked being close to everything. The pool at the condo was fenced in so great for my kids, plus there was bathrooms, pool chairs and tables for snacks. The condo was a bit older style building and very acceptable for the family and the inlaws. Only 4 chairs in the dining room and there was 5 of us. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this condo

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two month stay at his wonderful Banyon Harbor condo. Convenient location with ocean breeze and nice ocean/harbor views. All the comforts of home. Great administration staff (concierge, mail pick up etc).

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, clean, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfectly located across from beach, dining and conference we b were there for. Just a little walk away from the condo. Nicely stocked kitchen. Only complaint was bed was hard, if you have a bad back like me, you'll want to sleep on couch or buy a topper for the bed. The stay was reasonable enough that buying the topper paid off in one days stay. Compared to hotel. Staff at complex were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again, patio had nice breakfast spot to watch sunrise etc. Comfortable a/v units throughout the rooms.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We have updated and improved the entire master bedroom with new beautiful hand carved mahogany furniture set along including new very comfortable Sealy Queen mattress on May 9. Appreciate your review. Karen
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Lihue Kauai LIH
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Dukes Canoe Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
JJ Broiler - Outdoor beach seating
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kalapaki Beach
Car: recommended

I guarantee my unit has great location in the complex, being the nearest to fenced-in beautiful pool, BBQ area and tennis courts. Simply it has a good partial ocean views, washer/dryer, free assigned covered parking, and no noise from street traffic. Walk to beach in 5-6 minutes. Wifi, cable, clean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housecleaning A+ Service $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Aloha! We hope you have a great vacation! Please email for last minute specials or long stays.

No hidden fees. Free parking. No fees. A $250 refundable damage/security deposit can be charged to your credit card. Deposit returned 7 days after completed stay. On any cancellation the $59 reservation fee is non-refundable. Payment paid in full 60-90 days prior to arrival. 30 days written notice to cancel for full refund except reservation fee. Guests Can change dates for future stay if 15 to 29 days before of arrival, or a 50% refund available only if cancelling. NO refund is issue for 14 days or less before arrival, as I am not able to re-book, and it is lost time. If unsure? Best to buy travel insurance for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.