"We enjoyed our stay in this condo. The owner, Takemi, was attentive and easy to work with. The price was the most reasonable we found in this area. The view of the ocean is beautiful. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai morning and evening watching for whales (it was a little late in the season, but I saw one breach from the lanai), listening to the waves, and birdwatching. This condo was very well stocked from kitchen appliances and utensils, extra pillows and blankets, to beach towels, bags, coolers, chairs, and an umbrella. We found the king size bed and the pillows comfortable. We used the air conditioning in the bedroom many times and it blew very cold air (refreshing after a warm, sweaty day of hiking or snorkeling).
The condo is in a very convenient location to the airport, shopping, restaurants, and getting to either end of the island within 30-40 minutes. We enjoyed the proximity and convenience. There are a few great restaurants just across the street and many more, as well as several stores, within a 5 minute drive.
This condo is comfortable, clean, and homey. However, if you are looking for the most modern updates, you may be disappointed. It is starting to show some wear. Personally, I felt very comfortable here, and I was glad that something with such a nice location and view was available in my price range. If it were more updated, that would not have been true. It was not a negative for me - just something to keep in mind to manage your expectations. This is also not a location for you if you want to walk close by to a swimmable or snorkeling beach. Beaches in this area are for walking on and watching the water rather than entering. The surf is usually much too rough. There are some great paved beach walks close by in Kapa'a 5 minutes north or Lydgate Park 5 minutes south, though. I recommend both of them.
We spent our beach days at Anini Beach on the north shore and Kiahuna Beach at the Sheraton in Poipu on the south shore. Snorkeling was nice at Lawai Beach on the south shore. All of these were a 25 minute drive from the condo. We enjoyed driving up the Waimea Canyon Drive and doing some hiking. We also enjoyed sailing the Na Pali coast. We found the food on Kauai to be super expensive, so we ate at many local hole in the wall restaurants and food trucks. I am so glad we did! We especially recommend Porky's in Waimea, Craving Thai in Koloa, and Tiki Tacos and Verde in Kapa'a.
Mahalo for sharing your home!
Lisa & John"
Guest: Lisa R.
Date of Stay: March 2017
Review Submitted: April 7, 2017