Our condo is in a small complex that works well for tourists or business travelers. We love the location's close proximity to shopping, beaches, dining and popular tourist sites. The gorgeous sunrises and ephemeral ocean waves offer continual joy.
Just renovated, this condo offers unobstructed sunrise views over the ocean. Upgrades include air conditioning/heat units, washer/dryer, extra 1/2 bath, king size bed in master bedroom & double pull out sofa in the den with sliding doors for privacy. We were notified that an elevator will be installed between Labor Day and November, and were thrilled to learn that maintenance is also working on walkway and stairwell improvements. They try to schedule maintenance between 9am and 5pm when most guests are out exploring the island, so we hope this will not interfere with your enjoyment of the property.
We were fortunate to be among the first to commit to purchasing a unit, before they were completed, so were able to secure what we believe (and other owners have stated) to be the best view. This third floor unit offers cathedral ceilings, modern furniture, complete kitchen with granite countertops in the kitchen and both baths. One bath has shower, tub and washer/dryer.
The master bedroom is across the hall from the main bath. A den/bedroom with an ocean view can be open during the day and has a computer desk. At night, sliding doors create privacy for those sleeping in the surprisingly comfortable sofa/bed while having an opening to the cathedral ceiling above the doors for air circulation. Please note: the opaque glass in the sliding doors and the opening above the doors will transmit light and noise from adjacent rooms.
The 52" TV allows viewing from the den, living room and kitchen in this open concept design. A landline phone allows free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada.
The neighborhood provides quick access to the 6-mile walking/bike path, grocery stores and great restaurants. The charming Kapa'a downtown is about 1/2 mile, offering a variety of shops, bike and beach rentals, and even more restaurants. Kapaa was rated #9 in the nation by Forbes in 2013, the only town in Hawaii to make the top 15. Kapaa's central location provides easy access by car to both the north Napali shore and the west side's Waimea Canyon.
This condo has two bedroom spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, computer station, and lanai with full view of ocean. You will have it to yourselves, with a private entry. A reserved parking space is provided for free.
The pool is visible from the lanai and is surrounded by a large lawn area which is great for tanning, playing frisbee or any yard sport.
A sparsely furnished recreation room with 2 TVs and a powder room is provided for group gatherings or relaxation close to the two covered gas barbecues with side burners, handy to cook fish.
We will not be at the condo when you are there, but our friends at Garden Island Properties are only a block away and available by phone. You will also have our cell number.
With only 38 condo units, the Kauai Kailani A building forms a small community of permanent residents and guests. The small pool is central to all, and the B building offers an additional pool alternative. Many guests like to gather on the lawn at dawn to enjoy the sunrise.
The only unit that allows direct contact with other guests from our condo is the adjacent corner unit's lanai, which is perpendicular to ours.
Location, location, location! Kauai Kailani is close to farmer's markets, grocery stores (Safeway and Foodland are across the street in a small shopping area with Starbucks, restaurants, nail/hair shops, a natural food store/cafeteria (Papaya's), ABC store, souvenir and Hawaiian wear. Close to the airport, the Kapa'a location makes it easy to get to the the Kilauea Lighthouse; north shore beaches, Princeville, Hanalei Bay, ; Nawiliwili harbor, Poipu beach, the Spouting Horn and Koloa town on the South side; Port Allen, Hanapepe town and the Waimea Canyon on the west side.
We are fortunate to be steps away from the Oasis Restaurant, which is on the upscale Waipouli Resort property. It is always rated well on Yelp for food quality, variety, service and atmosphere. We enjoy the Sunday brunch and Wednesday night happy hours which offer a special menu of drinks and food with live music, a ukulele virtuoso offering a variety of classic hits, Hawaiian songs, and slack key guitar. Our favorite fish/shrimp tacos are served at Tiki Taco, an easy walk. Bobby Vs (just a block away) has great calzone, pizza, and traditional Italian Food. Bonus: you can bring your own alcoholic beverage which keeps the cost down. Fast food restaurants that are just a few blocks away include McDonalds (with 24 hour window service), Pizza Hut/Taco Bell, L & L's Hawaiian Barbecue and the Shrimp Station.
The coral/rock reef that you see in front of the complex forms small salt water ponds during high tide with protection from the waves for wading or playing in the sand with children. While you can swim, enjoy tide pools or fish in the ocean in front of the complex, here the ocean floor is rocky and you may prefer to swim on the life-guarded sandy-bottom beaches at Lydgate Park (5 miles to the south), Kealia Beach Park, just north of Kapa'a along the beach/bike path, or Hanalei Bay further north for swimming. You can also swim at Kalapaki Beach (south at Nawiliwili Harbor) or the largest bay in Hawaii in Hanalei to the north. And, it's pretty hard to beat Poipu on the south side for snorkeling.
Paddle board lessons and rentals, kayaks and tours of the Wailua river are just a short distance, and the six-mile walking/bike path starts in Kapa'a town.
With only 38 condo units, the Kauai Kailani A building forms a small community of permanent residents and guests. The small pool is central to all, and the B building offers an additional pool alternative.
The small town atmosphere lends to a very safe environment. However, like anywhere else, please do not leave your valuables unguarded on the beach or any public areas.
There is a bus that goes around most of the island, but we recommend having a car to fully enjoy the sights at the convenience of your own schedule. There are also many tour activities that can help you reach your destination by bus, limo, helicopter or small plane.
Our listing includes the Hawaii state taxes of nearly 15%. Therefore, you will not be charged the tax upon arrival. This is an important consideration when comparing prices on Kauai. Many listings do not include the tax up front, but add it upon your arrival, so be careful to not compare apples to oranges.
On the third floor, our condo requires climbing 34 steps to the entry. There is currently no elevator, although the building plans designate one when the permits are approved. In the meantime, plan on climbing two flights of stairs.
Since the airport is only 6 miles away, you can easily access the property with a taxi. However, we would suggest renting a car to see all the sights of the island, or plan on a tour with one of the experienced tour agencies. The Napali coast does not have road access, so a helicopter ride or boat tour can give you great views. Adventuresome folks hike along the northern Napali coastline on the Kalalau Trail (rated difficult), but it sometimes closes with winter weather.
Our Hawaii Tax License number is W(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Interaction with guests
We stay in our Hawaiian home January-March each year, so probably won't be there when you arrive. However, we do have an arrangement with a local property manager who can help you with anything you need while on the island.
Other things to note
Please let us know if you have early check-in or late check-out requests, and we will try to accommodate you if possible.
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No smoking or pets are allowed. Strict quiet hours are from 9 pm to 9 am, but courtesy rules apply at all times, so please respect the neighbors with your noise levels and let the sound of the ocean waves be enjoyed at all times. We can be flexible with check in/out times as long as we have enough time for cleaning between bookings. Our condo's fire code allows no more than 4 people, so for safety purposes we need to restrict celebrations. Please let us know if you would like to have a larger event and we will try to help you accommodate your needs.