Islander on the Beach
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Excellent place to stay!!!
Randy from Winston-Salem, NC on 04/07/2013 said:
I had a great vacation! The condo was beautiful and well stocked. Excellent location with plenty of places to eat. I would recommend staying here!
Warm hospitality received!
Carolyn Hill from Whistler, Canada on 04/02/2013 said:
The studio was all that my daughter & I needed for our spring vacation getaway, it was well stocked and we loved the welcome goodies. The central location was great to venture out to either end of the island depending on the weather. Maryann was wonderful and provided us with lots of tips and was always quick to assist us or answer questions if required. Thanks for a great stay!
Wonderful and affordable room in a great location
Molly C from Bothell, wa on 03/31/2013 said:
This unit was very clean and comfortable. The Islander on the Beach was beautiful and in a great location. We plan to recommend this place to friends and family. You get a nicer unit for less and that's hard to find in expensive Kauai! We liked the location because the Coconut Marketplace was right across the street and they had delicious and affordable dining. We saw locals eating at the restaurants, which is always a good sign.
Comfort and convienence on Kauai
Kevin and Sara from Gig Cuty Washington on 12/24/2012 said:
Ahhh. Our stay at the Islander Unit 111 was everything we had hoped for. As long time "Northshorers" we decided this time to try an East-side location. Islander 111 was perfect for us. Location? How about 30 seconds from the pool and poolside bar and 45 to the beach. Excellent restaurants and other fun bars within walking distance. The best way I can explain how pleased we were would be a review of the odometer on our rental car. On the 5th day we finally exceeded 50 miles. When we got to our room we needed to go no further to find comfort and joy.
Waialeale2 from Dallas, Texas on 12/08/2012 said:
I have stayed at the Islander on the Beach over 20 times in 5 different buildings but this is my favorite.Easy access from the parking lot is one reason but the owner's individual touches and thoughtfulness make this a winner.No resort fee and free high speed internet as well.Best location halfway between Waimea Canyon and Ke'e Beach.
Perfect Place and Perfect Resort
Matt from Dallas on 05/05/2013 said:
We had shopped around for a few months before deciding on where to stay. Have never been to Kauai. We really did not know where to start. My wife was apprehensive about not staying in a "resort" because you never know what you might get otherwise. We arrived to a resort, it had all the bells and whistles you would if you had rented from the front desk. Except we did not pay for the high cost of an ocean front unit. The unit was unbelieveable. It was clean and modernized, with a first class view. I do not think the site shows it off the way you see it in person. this was a first class, first rate resort and unit 132 was the perfect unit and location. We will definitely plan on renting with this owner again. Matt
Nice little studio
Debbie from Yakima on 04/29/2013 said:
The location of this unit within the complex is very nice. Just a few steps from the beach and pool. The poolside bar is nice but pretty spendy. It would have been nice to have some information in the condo as to nearby restaurants, shopping, beaches etc... Also some instructions for wi fi, tv channels, blue ray, safe... I have never stayed in a condo that did not give you some basic information. Housekeeping needs to clean a bit better, we had hair in the shower from a previous guest. Overall experience was very nice. Just a few little things that weren't quite right.
Thank you for your feedback. There is a owners guest book that has things to do and places to eat in the drawer of the night stand. Also in the front lobby there is a wonderful book for guests of every resturant and their menus. I will make sure to include how to use the wiifii in my book. At anytime a guest can call me or email me if they cannot locate something. I will take any and all suggestions to heart to ensure everyone has a perfect stay.
Gloria and Toby from Poway on 04/25/2013 said:
We could not have imagined a nice place. Really the pictures and description were helpful but its nothing like when we first walked in the unit. What a charming place, right on the ocean, walking distance to many activities, and centrally located to both sides of the island. Unit 132 was very cute, very clean and very very adorable. It was a perfect size for just my husband and I. I recommend walking down the beach and eating at all the places during happy hour. We found some great places to sit have dinner on the water. One thing I would change is after we left Unit 132 we stayed in Hanalai for a few days. We paid 1 half times more and wish we had stayed the whole time in 132. Much better value and better location. We will definatly be coming back. I want to mention that we were so glad to have had the bottom floor, a big plus.
Tertsu from Sacramento on 03/05/2013 said:
This studio condo was a really great find! My husband, son and I had a fantastic time in Kauai and part of this was the condo. It was easy to check-in and communicate with Mary, the owner. She was very helpful and cheerful. The condo is on the bottom floor so it was very easy to get around. My 2-year old just loooved to slide out of the bed in the morning and run outside to play on the grass. The ocean was very close but not too close to be concerned about my son's safety. Pool is right next door, along with the tiki bar :-) King size bed and little kitchenette, nice bathroom, beach equipment to use, TV (which we actually never turned on). I really could not ask for more. We were happy! I highly recommend this place!
Pleasant and relaxing.
Guy from Brisbane on 02/27/2013 said:
Enjoyed the vacation, and the condo was well-equipped, clean and comfortable.
Best Unit On Island
Wonderful Kauai Vacation with my son from US on 01/11/2013 said:
This was beautiful. The entire unit is a 180 degree view of the ocean. Very peaceful and I never wanted to leave my lanai.
Teabo family from Olympia Wa on 04/27/2013 said:
This condo was wonderful. Free parking and wifi. It's on the bottom level of the three story condo which I thought I would not like but It was awesome to just open up the great big sliding glass door to walk to the pool which was steps away and also the hot tub and the bar! Also great when we had a handful of clothes to wash at the laundry room. It had everything we needed beach towels plenty of bath towels. We used the small fridge provide and got water bottles and other drinks and everyday filled the small cooler (also provided) with ice (there is an ice bin just steps away the front door) and had cold drinks for the car/beach. Saved us some money. Bought Kauia coffee and enjoyed that every morning on the patio. Our only bummer was that we noticed you can hear clanking of cabinet doors and if people are being a bit noisy you can hear it. When this happened we played our music softly and just tuned it out :-) we had to move to a resort for two days after because we didn't have the condo for 7 full days. Luxurious resort, but we had to pay for parking $14 a day and they wanted $13 for wifi !! Craziness. Also bonus was that grocery store was very close! Safeway is down the road. If you want a sweet retreat come here..if your lookin to party all night long don't. My husband and I loved the stay!
Blt08 from Portland, OR on 04/14/2013 said:
My boyfriend and I stayed at this unit for 8 days in December 2012 and to be honest we were a little worried as to what we would be staying in, because if you've compared prices to other hotels this unit was a steal. I was dreading being stuck in roach motel, but upon arrival I was very pleased with our choice of stay. First thing I noticed walking into the unit was how clean it looked and smelled. Before we found the unit though, we had some difficulty locating the unit, everyone we asked seemed to point us in the wrong direction, so a map of the grounds before hand may have been useful. However, the rental company was quick to help and answer any questions we had. The unit had many useful amenities that you would not have found staying at a regular hotel. Things such as real beach towels, like pretty colorful big ones. This was very fortunate for us as we decided to not pack, so this saved us money. There was nice welcome package with a tourist video, coffee, candies, and all sorts of things. Other things like BBQ utensils, ice chest, beach chairs, sand toys, and more also came in great use. The room had a decently sized bathroom and although we didn't use it much, the a/C unit was nice at time. They didn't want clothing hung off the furniture, a drying rack of some kind would have been useful. The pool and beach was just a short walk from the Lanai. We cooked food on the hotels brand new Bbq's and enjoyed the company of fellow travelers and locals at the tiki hut by the pool most nights. The only con I can think of that the beach isn't the nicest, but Kapaa is a great place to stay as it a good starting point to head North or South for the day which is what we did. We enjoyed the farmers market on Thursdays in coconut marketplace and all the stores there as well. I would definitely stay again! I gave them 5 stars based on what I was told I was purchasing and what I actually got for my money.
Barb and Jim from Colorado on 04/10/2013 said:
The room was compact, but comfortable. The location was great. Pool area was very nice. There were many good restaurants nearby.
Great p?ace to stay
Jean from Comox, Vancouver Islandq on 04/01/2013 said:
we are so happy that you Could accomodate us on a short notice. Your unit is very clean and well updated. All appliances and cooking accessories were great .The Islander on the beach is well located for all the last minute shopping or the travelling to various part of the island. A real nice unit for small family which I will recommend to my friends. Thanks again and hope to stay with you guys again.
Only steps to the beach and pool
Cathy from Santa Cruz, CA on 02/23/2013 said:
This well-maintained condo perfectly located within the complex, is situated close to the pool and beach. Afternoon happy hour at the pool allows you to meet others staying at the location. Lovely people from around the world relaxing, and barbecuing fish on the grills that are available for all visitors to use. The condo has been well taken care of and provides you with everything you need for your visit. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby prevent the need for a car.
Who new you could vacation in Hawaii for so cheap!
Josh from Manchester, NH on 02/20/2013 said:
These condos managed by aloha Condos were a steal! Before we arrived, we were questioning how nice the place would be because of the extremely low price, but when we arrived, all concerns vanished. The place was great! 30 feet from the bar and pool and probably 100 feet from a beautiful ocean front!
Convenient location, comfortable unit
SHGallegos from Folsom,CA on 02/11/2013 said:
We decided to stay in Kapa'a to be closer to both the north and south ends of the island. The room was everything we expected, comfortable beds, clean, easy access from the parking lot and to the beach. Quiet property, we had no issues with noise. The beach toys were a bonus!
Julia from Anchorage on 02/01/2013 said:
In summary: This condo is small. But at the price ($89/nt+tax) it was perfect. If you want more, you pay more. This was the least expensive option I could find and it met all my needs perfectly. Couldn't ask for a better value. The good: The owners make the most out of this small space. For example, the kitchenette is equipped with a mini-fridge, sink, and microwave but also a coffee pot (8-cup) and toaster oven. It also has dishes and utensils and 3 cutting boards (incl. 1 that is large enough to cover the sink, creating a little more work space). By being a little creative (heating water in the coffee pot, broiling steaks in the toaster oven), I found that this tiny kitchen had everything I needed to eat-in and minimize my food costs. There are also grills by the pool if you prefer that option. Some other nice touches: the beach towels and chairs are fantastic; the chairs at the little table are quite comfortable; I fell in love with the comforter; and they have an iPod docking station with alarm clock that I really enjoyed. They also provided a really good island guide book (on loan) and a journal for sharing experiences with owners/future guests. I took that guide book with me everywhere, it was so helpful. The bad (nitpicky things only): There are no carpets, all the floors are tiled. Easy to keep clean, but not pleasant to walk on 1st thing in the morning. I suggest you pack slippers or house shoes. The heavy privacy curtain opens/closes easily, but the thinner curtain gets stuck on the tracks - guess that one doesn't get opened as often. The air conditioner looks rusty, but works fine. The bathroom fan sounds like it needs some attention, and it's annoying that it comes on every time I turn the light on, but it works as it should.
A cozy cottage by the sea.
Dick & Ginnie from Tucson, Arizona on 05/20/2013 said:
My wife and I spent a delightful 10 days in Condo 158. it was comfortable and we felt at home from the moment we entered. Our friends were just across the grassy area by our patio. The little service that we needed was taken care of almost instantly; we were missing a wash cloth; a minor problem. A quick e-mail to the owner and wash cloths appeared in our room within a few hours. We would definitely return.
Perfect location & perfect place
Rick and Pam from Clovis on 04/18/2013 said:
We really enjoyed our vacation. Had no idea what you would get booking on line but this was a gem of a place, Very relaxing, peaceful, and charming place. The unit has small kitchenette, refrig, toaster oven, coffee maker and really everything we needed. A few dinners at the BBQ and a few dinners out was perfect for us. The unit was equiped with plenty of towels, beach towels and it was very clean. Perfect location, a few steps to the ocean and great beach. We enjoyed the sunrises and walks on the beach. We will come back to this island. After having such a great place to stay and perfect location we almost dont want to go back to any of the other islands as we enjoyed ourselves so much. Our last day was dreadful as we needed to stay longer! Pam and Rick
location location location
mustang from longbeach on 04/04/2013 said:
Kapaa sits right in the middle of hanalei/princeville and poipoi. Close to walmart and costco for food shopping. The property sits right on the beach with a beautifully maintained bike and walking path, and with bike a rental store next door. The grounds are well maintained and they have bbq's on the property right by the pool and looking over the ocean. Beautiful sunrises to enjoy your coffee on the patio.
Awesome deal ! Great Location! Beautiful Room!
Dennis from Long Beach on 04/02/2013 said:
Thanks for the great room! Had a blast and enjoyed the great waterfront location. The best room spot in the entire facility given the ocean front and the corner unit adjacent to the pool and jacuzzi and bar. Also loved being so centrally located to experience all of the island. Being close to Costco and the airport was a big plus also. Appreciate the use of the snorkel gear and the soft ice chest. The nice beach chairs also came in handy. The Dvds and the nice large HD TV were also appreciated. Can not wait to stay here again and will look you up again at that time! Again, many thanks!
Lydia from San Jose on 04/02/2013 said:
Our vacation on Kauai was wonderful. Unit 158 was perfect, we had bottom floor and our Lanai stepped out onto the gardens and a few steps to the beach. We loved that being on the ground floor extended our Lanai. We traveled with a two other couples who came for afternoon drinks and 158 made it possible to share our Lanai. The unit was decorated very nice, The unit was exceptionally clean. The complex was quiet and very traditional Hawaii. We did not want to go to a resort and forced to eat at expensive resturants. We were able to BBQ and the unit has a Rice cooker, Toaster oven, Microwave and coffee pot which was all we needed for our stay. We will be back again! Lydia
Wonderful Vacation Stay
Ken Dickinson from San Rafael, CA on 12/27/2012 said:
What a great condo in a great location. The setting was perfect. We could hear the sound of the ocean at night, got up each morning and walked a few yards to watch the sunrise on the beach. Great pool area early evening with Bar and wonderful folks to exchange the days activities with. The Hookilau Lanai next door had live music each evening, authentic hawaiian slack guitar, ukelele etc a real treat Would highly recommend for a great romantic getaway. We will be back.
Dan from Langley BC on 11/26/2012 said:
The unit is modern, well equiped and in a great location. Good value for the money.
The perfect cozy condo with lots of amenities!
The Killustrator from Cleveland, Ohio on 10/12/2012 said:
This condo was everything we hoped it would be. My husband and I stayed here on our first trip to Kauai, and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The location is easily reached from the airport and equidistant from both west and north side attractions. Check-in was easy and the condo staff were helpful during all our interactions with them. Yes, the condo really is that close to the beach. Walking thirty seconds to the beach to watch the sunrise, then drinking our coffee on the patio = perfect. The room was well-stocked and comfortable, which we distinctly appreciated on our first day in, since our luggage arrived late. We saved money by eating some of our meals at home thanks to the well-supplied kitchen. The beach gear provided was a very nice touch too! The only things that might be considered downsides were not issues for us, but might be for other people. The room was perfect for the two of us but might be crowded with more folks, despite the sofa bed. The pool, hot tub and bar were low-key and spacious, but might be underwhelming for people who want the feel of a busy luxe resort chock full of tourists. We felt these were advantages, but to each his own.
Hollembaek & Aller from Kapolei on 08/23/2012 said:
This was an awesome resort! Reasonable price. Location was great. Right by the water. Steps to the beach. Central to everything. Pool bar, which could have been open before 1:30. The room was small but perfect for 4 of us. We were only in there to sleep. Will be back for sure! Mary was also great to deal with. Amazing Stay!
The Best Place to Stay
Sandi from Washington on 07/02/2012 said:
Had a fantastic time, our stay at Island on the Beach 158 could not be more perfect. The bottom floor was a dream for us. Made easy access out to the lani then onto the beach a breeze. This condo was just like being right on the ocean. Its only a few steps away. The condo was so cutely decorated. The personal touches made it so cozy, almost like a small cottage on the beach. The location was the best on the island. You had easy access to both sides of the island, minutes from the bike path, resurants all within walking distances. This was just a gem of a place.
Wonderful location and facility
Doug & Joan from Minneapolis Minnesota on 05/24/2012 said:
We had a wonderful experience. The unit was clean and had everything we needed to make our stay relaxed and pleasant. We loved being on first floor with a short walk to the beach. The location was great and its easy to explore both north and south. The varied menu options available at Coconut Marketplace next door was a bonus. We would stay here again.
Had a great time in Condo 158
Steph from SLC, UT on 04/22/2012 said:
The condo was in a good location as it was on the ground level and just steps from the beach. The condo was well stocked with dishes and utensils. We took advantage of the styrofoam cooler and beach chairs. Never took the boogie boards out as the water seemed a little rough while we were there. Slept great on the comfortable King size bed. The flat screen tv was also appreciated. Instructions were simple and easy to understand. I highly recommend staying here while in Kauai.
Perfect, I can't wait to return.
Ben from Denver on 04/09/2012 said:
The room was steps to the beach and was in great condition.
kimberlee sl from belle river on 04/08/2012 said:
The condo is small(more like a hotel room)but very adequate.the grounds are paradise and immaculate.We loved the use of the goodies in the wicker basket,the beach chairs and the boogie boards.
Cristina Petitt from Kelowna bc on 03/29/2012 said:
Awesome! Highly reccomend - we will be staying there again! Only thing it needed was a few utensils for BBQ It was clean and pretty and loved our stay!!! Thank you!!!
Burns from Melbourne Australia on 03/19/2012 said:
Positives: Clean and comfortable accommodation, great to be able to see the sunrise from the lanai, great resort atmosphere. Good location next to the Coconut marketplace and walk to the beach and other places of interest. Negatives: Space can be limited especially with the sofabed out, lack of coffee though the coffee maker was there. Parking is a big problem after 6 pm. and since our plane was at 6.30 am in the morning and it was raining, we had to walk in the rain carrying our luggage to the entrance while the driver had to walk to the end of the road to get the car in the rain.This was annoying.
beach person from Marana AZ (by Tucson) on 02/27/2012 said:
Loved the ocean view. Great being on the 1st floor. Home owners provided beach towels, boogey boards, sand toys. Great location on the island. Loved the amenities of beach bag, water, chocolate macadamia nuts, sticky notes. I would definitely stay there again. Emails were very efficient to communicate.
Just steps away from the beach!
Karen from Columbia, SC on 02/10/2012 said:
Our recent visit to Kauai was fantastic due in part to the lovely location of this condo. The beach and ocean are just steps away when you walk out onto your balcony. The condo was well equipped and very comfortable. A beach umbrella might be one needed addition as we had 8 beautiful sunny days when we were there. The staff at the resort were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the bar at poolside and the Bbq's there also. We would return to this condo.
Kevin & Wanda from Vanscoy, SK. Canada on 02/03/2012 said:
This was our first time to Hawaii, our stay in 158 at Islander on the Beach allowed us the pleasure of being able to watch whales from the patio and provided us with a fantastic spot to thoroughly enjoy our visit. Without a doubt we will strongly consider returning for future visits.
A little piece of heaven!
Amy E. from Napa, CA on 12/27/2011 said:
My husband, our 11 year old, and I stayed in Condo 158 and loved it. The unit was clean and had everything we needed to make our vacation complete. The atmosphere at Islander is fantastic. Everyone is friendly, and if you need an extra place to escape to read a good book, the open lobby area is the perfect place to relax on comfortable furniture while listening to both music and ocean waves. The hot tub/pool area is an added bonus for everyone as it was never crowded. The condo was a little snug for 3 of us and could use a little more kitchen counter space, but we didn't go to Hawaii to stay in the condo, so it worked out just fine. We really felt like we were welcome guests in a friend's home.
Great bang for the buck!
Blake H from Wichita, KS on 11/28/2011 said:
The room was clean and very nice, the view was great!
Islander on the Beach Condo 158
Paul H. from Columbus, OH on 11/05/2011 said:
Stayed in Condo 158 Oct 19-27. Perfect location and amenities for an excellent vacation. Unit was clean and in good location. We watched the sunrise each day from our lanai or beach. Kitchenette great for simple meals. Pool is great, stays cool since 8 Ft. on deeep end (poolside bar open till 10 each night). Nicely kept grounds and lawn areas. Easy to walk (Cocuonut Marketplace shopping center right behind condo) or short ride to grocery, farmers market, local restaurants or even a twice weekly hula show. A perfect central location to explore Kauai while not giving up convenience of restaurants, shopping and activites. From reserveration online to checkout, a smooth and easy, proffessional process making an exceptional vacation even better.
Small, but nice and a great location
agent86 from Salt Lake City, UT on 10/13/2011 said:
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was great. It was basically the size of a hotel room with a kitchenette crammed in, but it worked well for the two of us...not sure I could handle it with 4 people there. The unit was well stocked and had everything we needed for our stay. The ocean is visible from the lanai and it was nice to sit outside in the mornings and watch it or walk over and sit in the many chairs that were on the beach. It's right by the coconut marketplace and some of the best Shave Ice on the island (according to Kauai Revealed). Everything else in Kapaa is just a short drive away. One thing that was an issue was parking. There is not near enough parking for the units and if we got back any later than 6pm, we had to park on the road or in the parking lot next door. It wasn't a bad walk, but it was annoying when we got there the first night after dark and had to drive all over looking for parking. We didn't use the pool or other facilities, but they looked nice. Enjoy!
Veronique from Irvine, CA on 09/18/2011 said:
The condo was beautiful, clean, stocked with everything we could need, just steps from the beach, and extremely well-priced.
Perfect quiet getaway location
Matt SB from Santa Barbara, CA on 09/16/2011 said:
We stayed at Islander on the Beach condo 158 for our honeymoon. I've been to Kauai three other times and know the area well. I would highly recommend Islander on the beach, especially for someone looking for a convenient location on the east side of the island, and more-so for anyone looking for a quiet and less touristy accommodation - perfect for a honeymoon. The unit was very clean and well stocked with all the essentials as well as some nice unexpected extras for the beach, kitchen, and laundry. It's much nicer than staying in a hotel where you feel like you're surrounded by other people sharing the same amenities. The management staff was also very pleasant and helpful, with check-in & check-out a breeze. I forgot some important personal belongings in the room when departing and the management company collected them and mailed them to me without hassle. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!
David Smitherman from Corpus Christi, TX on 07/22/2011 said:
On this trip I also stayed at a resort at Princeville. All things considered I'd rather stay at Islander on the Beach. This was my third or fourth time to stay here and it's always been a most pleasant experience. I'll definitely return.
Just what we wanted.
Kevin from Urbana on 07/06/2011 said:
This room was great! We wanted a comfortable place to stay but didn't need a whole house. We were there for 10 days and it worked out for what we needed. We didn't spend excessive amounts of time in the room because we were busy seeing the island. The location is great and centrally located. It was very clean and nicely decorated. The beach towels, mats and styro-foam cooler was nice to have.
Great value, location, and amenities!
Len from San Pedro, CA on 05/26/2011 said:
Great value, location, and amenities! Condo is situated in the middle of the island. So, it make is easy to drive half of the island one day and the other half the next day...Then you could easily get to any spot on the island from this location. Value of the condo was great...You get a little kitchenette with a microwave, sink and fridge...It doesn't have a stove/oven, but there are BBQ at the pool area where you can Q up some good grinds if choose to. The pool is open till 10pm and the pool bar is open till 9pm...The thing about Kauai is that shops close up early, so the pool is a good place to unwind after a funfilled day of activities (surfing, site seeing, hiking, kayaking/paddleboarding along the rivers and etc.)!
Beautiful studio, fantastic location
christyduane from Oklahoma on 03/24/2011 said:
It's always a little nerve racking to book a room based on photos from thousands of miles away (Oklahoma) but this studio condo was perfect for our needs. The room was bright, clean and well decorated. The lanai opens to the beach and the pool, both which are just steps away. The bathroom is much larger than it appears in the photos. We arrived late in the evening (around 9pm) and had to unload our luggage at the curb and it felt as though we were putting the front desk folks out by asking them how to get to our unit. We received no assistance with a luggage cart as "they were locked up for the evening". I think is more the resorts issue and not who we rented the unit through and on another hand, front desk lady could have just been having a really bad day. The laundry room hours were a bit modest in my opinion, 8am - 10pm - no one wants to do their laundry during daylight hours while in Kauai! - Other than that, it was the perfect vacation. The other vacationers were pleasant, met a few at the designated smoking area and at the pool. We received a fantastic welcome bag on our door the first morning full of goodies, a very nice touch! Room was absolutely perfect. I couldn't have planned a better visit!
RM from Duncan B.C. on 02/05/2011 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in unit 158, it was nice to be able to enjoy the sunrises right from our condo. Location was amazing as we spent much of our time travelling all over the island. The room was very comfortable and we felt at home!
All the modern comforts of home in one small room
kk from Seattle, WA on 01/22/2011 said:
We stayed in 158 after a few nights in less than accommodations (hostel and hotels), so it was nice to have a large comfortable bed, TV/internet and bathroom with the softest bath mates I've ever stepped on! A lot crammed into a small space, not in a bad way, but I couldn't image sharing the condo with 4 people. Perfect for a couple, very comfortable with the modern technologies. The kitchenette served it's purpose and a couple we met at the pool were jealous we had a blender, which came in handy. The location of the room itself made it easy to walk to beach, pool, and parking and not deal with stairs.
Great Place to Stay and Friendly Owner
jmengle from Eugene, OR on 11/01/2010 said:
The condo was clean, nicely decorated, in a great location and affordable. We accidentally locked our key in the room and the owner was really nice and helped us back in. Overall I would highly recommend this condo.
Wonderful Island Get-Away
Carrie from Seattle, WA on 09/21/2010 said:
We did our annual girls beach trip to Kauai and stayed in Islander 158. The property is fantastic, very nice and quiet most nights, and definitely peaceful during the day. The beach is pristine and not crowded at all. The room (Islander 158) is very clean, great decorations, big screen TV and dvd player to watch cheesy beach movies in the evening, and the lanai had a nice view of the water. Highly recommended!!
Rosalyn Sarmiento from Alameda Ca on 08/28/2010 said:
My family and I had a wonderful 6-night stay at the Islander on the Beach! The first morning we woke up we walked right outside of our lanai to see the sunrise and my 6-yo son says, "Mommy, I never knew how cool Hawai'i would be!" We love the island of Kaua'i and staying here made it feel much more relaxing and like home. I will definitely recommend this place to all my friends. It's affordable, comfortable, private, and everything you could ask for in condo-living.
Solid Gold Value
ssichler from Hermosa Beach, CA on 08/06/2010 said:
This unit and property is a great value. Sitting on the lanai you can see the ocean. The kitchenette is great for preparing simple meals (dining out can be expensive in Kauai). The location is fairly central on the Island. The room is tastefully decorated and includes WiFi and a flat screen.
We would stay there again
Pammywhammy from Mentor, Ohio, USA on 06/18/2010 said:
The condo was clean and the complex was well maintained. We liked being being located right on the beach, which although it is not the most popular beach area on the island, was still perfectly fine for us because it was uncrowded and quiet. We liked being able to take a long walk down the shoreline, which has some rocky areas that have small tidepools with sealife in them. We were also able to sit on the patio of the condo and have an ocean view when it was too windy to sit on the beach. The condo was tastefully decorated also. There were some places to eat and shop at within walking distance and it is located roughly halfway between the north and south areas of the island. There was only one annoying negative---the parking situation is poor, and gets worse the later you come back--after dark it just sucks.
Great Unit, Great location, Great price
Joe and Linda from Seattle, WA on 06/10/2010 said:
My wife and I stayed at Unit #158 for eight days at the end of May, 2010. The unit was impeccably maintained and everything functioned as it should. The location of the unit within the complex is exceptional (only 50' +/- from the beach). The proximity to parking and shops at the Coconut Marketplace was well appreciated by my wife. Proximity to good restaurants and the special places my wife and I have found on the island is great. We have stayed at the Islander five times in the past ten years and this was absolutely our best experience so far, and the cost was the most reasonable of all our trips. We will stay here again.
Tammy in Dallas from Dallas, Texas on 06/03/2010 said:
My son and I recently stayed in Condo 158 which was just newly renovated. It's a charming condo with magnificent views. We enjoyed our stay immensely. For those staying on Kauai, this Condo is centrally located on the island and is a perfect location for all parts of the island. The condo was full of immenities which will make your stay more comfortable!
EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR
mckaytm3 from Columbus, In on 05/07/2010 said:
Our recent stay at Islander on the Beach Condo was exactly what we were looking for. The price was very good and the location was perfect for being able to visit the north and south shores of the island. The grounds were very well maintained and we never had any issues with noise. We were just a few steps from the ocean. Everything was exactly as it was described. I was completely satisfied. Had a great time. Thank you very much.
Islander on the Beach 158
Mary from California on 04/29/2010 said:
What a fabulous location. All you really need is right at this location. You are walking distance to shopping at the coconut market place. Walking distance to live entertainment or great dinning next door. You can walk out and rent bikes and ride the bike trail. You can sit and relax at the pool bar for a great view and refreshment. You can make your coffee and walk out onto the ocean to enjoy it. Everything is simply right out from your lanai. Hiking is all but 5 to 10 min away. Great place, charming location, simple and easy. I dont think I wouldnt need a car if I can work out a few pick ups for the hiking trails. And get a pick up from the airport. Mary
Nice and well priced
kauai traveler from kalispell, mt on 03/17/2010 said:
It was a nice place, centrally located on the island of Kauai at Kapaa. There was limited parking however. It seemed that the bartender at the poolside bar at the Islander was kind of grumpy. Reasonably priced and clean. Kristin was kind enough to call us on the day of the tsunami, as we were supposed to arrive that day, and inform us of the warning.
A very good place to stay, steps from the beach.
A vary, vary good place on the East coast. from Udenhout, The Netherlands. on 12/09/2009 said:
We got the service we expected and needed. The home is perfect related to the price we payed. A coffeemaker was not available! That is a pitty. One of the best locations on the Island of Kauai direct near the Ocean and beach.Trees near the shoreline to sit in the shade if necessary. The best is the groundfloor level of the unit with a beautifull view on the shoreline from the Lanai. The waves come rolling to you! The area of the complex is nice to walk around and very quiet. Absolutly not any traffic noise at all!!! The surrounding area has also class. We go back sometime, but it takes 2 full days of travelling from our home in The Netherlands
Comfort and relaxation
L and R Woolley from Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada on 11/19/2009 said:
We stayed for 11 nights in Condo 158 Oct/Nov. We got a really good value for the price. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable. We really appreciated having the internet available as it made online bookings and "activity surfing" convenient and easy. Loved the closeness of the beach, the proximity to restarants, shopping etc. Recommendations: a couple of nice acrylic wine glasses, a cork screw, and a little bigger coffee machine for that Kauai coffee we love so much!! Thanks for the great place to stay!
Suited our needs
Kauai happy from West Linn, Oregon on 10/29/2009 said:
The room was exactly like the pictures. I thought that the fridge had a freezer, so I was surprised that it didn't. I just assumed, so that was my error. we made breakfast and lunches in the room and ate out for dinners. It saved us money. We had plenty of towels and necessity supplies. One suggestion would be one King size bed instead of two double beds. It would give more room for maybe a built in countertop or full kitchen. We loved the internet access, very convienent. The Aloha staff (Kristen) was great, we called her several times for assistance with a broken lock and a lost key. she was very helpful and service oriented. she was great!!!!
OK for our needs
Hawaii50 from Hartford, Connecticut on 10/14/2009 said:
Kristen from Aloha Condos was very helpful and accommodating. The unit was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location was great - just a few steps to the beach. You can see the ocean from the back porch. It took some time figuring out how to control the air conditioning - would have been helpful if there was an instruction sheet. We made use of the fridge and the microwave. Glad to have cups, dishwashing liquid, sponge, and paper towel available for our use. The bath towels were soft, just like from home. I did have a visitor in the shower one day...kind of freaked me out. There was a cockroach about 2" long on the shower curtain. I guess being on the first floor, gives the critters better access to the unit. We didn't have any problems parking, but, we did come back before 8 pm every night. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Perfect, Clean and Affordable.
GDM from Seattle, Washington on 07/30/2009 said:
I booked online easily, and got a great rate. There were no surprises as the website had lots of pictures and videos. We were delighted with how clean the condo was. Nice linens. We had a microwave and fridge which saved us a lot of money - as did the free wireless in the room. The best part was being right on the beach. The trade winds are strong on the east side of the island and we enjoyed the tropical breezes blowing through the room. We could also walk to a lot of restaurants from Islander. The pool is cute, and has a poolside bar.
Great place to stay!
Ben Farson from Boulder, CO on 05/15/2013 said:
This condo was very easy to find, check-in process was very straightforward. Dawn was easy to work with providing all of the needed details promptly. The place was clean and came furnished with some nice extra amenities. All around a great place to stay.
Terri & John from BC, Canada on 03/02/2013 said:
We enjoyed our stay at Islander on the Beach in Unit #170. The unit has been nicely decored and it was especially great to have all the extras like beach umbrella and boogie boards and cooler. It's a small studio unit but quaint and cozy. It was great to be at a resort and meet other travellers. And it was a nice central location to travel north on the island or head to the west side. We'd definitely stay here again.
Kauai is truly the "garden isle"
Don & Judy from Las Vegas on 01/14/2013 said:
Condo 170 at the islander was more than we had hoped for. It was clean, comfortable, with all kinds of amenities. If we had more time we would have liked to stay longer. We would definitly stay here again on another trip. Thank you for your hospitality which was so evident. Don and Judy Puckett
Wonderful Place to stay, peaceful, practical and perdylicious (I
Jon & Kristi from Colorado on 01/06/2013 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Condo 170 at the Islander on the Beach. It was a beautiful setting with a nice pool and hot tub, close to the ocean, clean and decorated with fun beach stuff! You will love the location near town, but not in it. You can walk on a path near the ocean, relax by the pool or go explore this amazing island. The room is small but practical. You have a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, kitchen sink and dishes. You don't have an oven or stove top in the room but they provide gas grills by the pool which work very well. We grilled out and loved it. The staff was very nice and you have access to a nearby laundry on the property. We highly recommend this condo!
Hilary from San Jose on 12/28/2012 said:
We recently returned from 9 nights in Condo 170 and it was perfect for our vacation. The condo is very comfortable and well-equipped with everything that we needed for a wonderful vacation. We also loved the Islander complex-everyone was extremely friendly and the pool area was lovely. We also love the location and were able to walk to delicious dinners and Kapaa town. We will be back!
We Loved It!
Anuenue from Sweet Home on 12/20/2012 said:
As many-times returnees to IOB, we were pleased to find that it is still wonderful! Unit 170 was perfect for our needs. Beautifully furnished, clean and well-stocked in a great location. We do wish that all of the coffee provided was not decaf, but that is a small thing. Every single other thing we needed to make us comfortable was there at our fingertips. We loved breakfasting every morning on the lanai, looking out at the lovely grounds and the ocean, planning our day.The beds are so comfortable we slept like babies. The only thing we don't like about it is that we're not still there!
Mike from Tenn on 10/16/2012 said:
Our stay at condo 170 was perfect. The room was a perfect size for my wife and I. The amenities were awesome,beach chairs,body boards,cooler,wireless internet. The location on the island is great, centrally located and easy to get anywhere. In the resort it has a great location also, on one end of resort so you do not get alot of people walking by,very close to parking and laundry. The picture on review is from the Lanai.We will be glad to stay here again. Thank you for the gift bag that wss very thoughtfull.
Nice, prefect get-away condo
The Q's from Lakewood, CA on 10/09/2012 said:
This place had everything we needed - great location by the beach, centrally located on the island so that it took about an hour or so to get to the very end of the north side of the island or the very end of the west side of the island, and located at Coconut Marketplace so it was easy access to shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Inside, the condo was very neat and clean, and provided all the amenities we needed like dishes & utensils, towels, games, and beach equipments. Everything about this condo was so convenient for us. Only thing that was a little frustrating was that some nights it was hard to find parking. Howver, would stay here again. Perfect get-away condo to relax and enjoy the island!
Green06 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 09/28/2012 said:
Great location in Kaapa near the Coconut Market Place. Short drive from Lihue airport. Centrally located and easy to get to the rest of the island in any direction by car. Coconut Market Place has a free hula show a couple times a week which is very nice. Unit is extremely clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated. Great welcome package from owner plus nice amenities like plush beach towels, robes, safe, cooler bag, boogie board and beach chairs. Plenty of toiletries, a hair dryer and lots of free coffee and green tea provided. Beds comfortable! Owner provides a very informative and handy guide book with tips on things to see and do. The free wi-fi worked extremely well! There are a several small restaurants and take out places close by including a couple on the grounds and several others just a short drive away. Duke's is very popular. There are a couple fast food places like McDonalds further up the main highway in Kaapa town. Grounds are lovely, pleasantly quiet, relaxing and well maintained. The property has a nice intimate feeling versus that of a very large resort. Pool and hot tub are not huge but very adequate. Nice pool bar with daily happy hour. Ocean can be seen from pool area but would not recommend swimming at beach. Bonus - Hawaiian monk seals often sun on the beach! There are also barbecues near the pool for guests to use. Laundry room is bright and washers and dryers reasonably priced. Owner, Dawn, is very friendly and responds to queries very promptly. She wants to ensure her quests have an enjoyable visit! I would definitely stay here again! If you are looking for a central location, lovely grounds and an intimate and relaxing experience this is an excellent choice.
Beautiful condo and resort
Tanya from Olympia on 07/05/2012 said:
What a beautiful condo 170 is, with so many extras. The condo was perfect in so many ways, with everything we needed for our stay from boogie board, beach chairs to coffee and tea every day. Being on the bottom floor was a dream, with easy access to the beach just a few steps away. There is an amazing feel when you are in the condo of the gorgeous tropical gardens and ocean right outside your door. The condo was upscale, and made us so comfortable, and so well stocked. The location at the Coconut Coast was perfect for us, with everything on island only a short drive, and these amazing falls just 10 minutes away. We loved going to the Coconut Marketplace for breakfast at Eggberts and watching the Hula Dancers. This condo is a gem, and we will be coming back!
Llima from Seattle on 02/14/2013 said:
Love this unit! I have stayed at the Islander many times, and this unit is the best ever! All the special touches and beautiful furnishings made our stay so enjoyable. They have guide books, and a great binder showing some special places on island. The view of the ocean is amazing, and being on the second floor we left our door open and listened to the waves... love it! It is the perfect location to do everything we wanted on island with everything being close by. We could walk to the Coconut Marketplace to eat, see some live music or Hula shows and shop. I will be coming back to this piece of paradise. Love, love, love this unit!
Michael Ottesen from San Leandro, CA on 12/25/2012 said:
The room fit the bill perfectly. Clean, well equipped, and well maintained. Plus her rooms (Dawn), are in great locations. Thank you Dawn.
Jess from Point Reyes, Ca on 12/11/2012 said:
We stayed in 222 for nine nights in early December and it was fabulous! Very comfortable bed with great linens, every technical detail including two ipod docks, a Blueray player, internet, etc. Dawn furnished the place with high quality Tommy Bahama chairs, bedding, and other furniture and left us a nice 'beach kit' with boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers and whatnot. I did wish for a hot plate to boil water and cook veggies, but Dawn left us with the appropriate microwave dishes to make eggs and steam broccoli. Islander is in a great location- we rented mountain bikes for the duration and did a lot of riding in the neighborhood and on the bike path. There's a great trail at the end of the path into anatola- swooping singletrack 'sideouts' that were sweet! Farmer's Markets were key to our meals- affordable and fresh produce, BBQ, sweets, and the like. Thanks Dawn for a great stay! J & J
West Coast Girl from Pacific Northwest on 10/01/2012 said:
This condo is beautiful!! Much different from the other condos I have stayed at, at this resort. It is very upscale with beautiful furnishings and an amazing view. We were able to sit in these beautiful chairs and watch the ocean. Being on the second floor we left our door to the lanai open and night and listened to the waves. The check in and out process was super easy. Great location on island being centrally located made it perfect for us. This condo is cozy and beautiful. I highly recommend this condo.
Relaxing and cozy home on the beach.
Dolci from St. Albert on 04/03/2013 said:
We loved living right on Kapaa's East shore in 224. The small room was clean and cozy, and perfect for our sleepy nights after a day out in Kauai. We had issues upon arrival with a dripping air conditioner, however, we were impressed with how quickly it was repaired. The only other complaint was that the in-room safe was not working during our stay.
TG from SF, CA on 03/07/2013 said:
Great view. Great service. They quickly replaced refridgerator and were responsive if there were any issues. They should provide more towels though! And have a towel cleaning service included in the price of the condo. If I'm paying that much, it seems like a towel service should be included.
Our stay was peaceful, private, and relaxing
808 ohana from Peoria, Arizona on 07/24/2012 said:
We had a great time at Islander on the Beach! The room was very clean, and had everything we needed. Close to some shopping, gorgeous ocean views, and very private. We enjoyed stopping by the pool lounge for an evening cocktail every night. The staff there is very friendly.
Wonderful View of the Ocean!
April from Nashville,TN on 07/17/2012 said:
Stayed in condo 224 for 5 nights. we couldn't have asked for a better location to the activities on the island. Condo was well equipped with all we needed to include Beach chairs and umbrella. Unit was a bit cramped with 3 people especially when the couch was pulled out into an extra bed. Couch cushions were a bit stained and could use a cleaning. Even though there were plenty of towels they all had a very musty, moldy smell which was unpleasant when drying off. All in all it was fantastic waking up and enjoying the sunrise off the balcony every morning.
Clayton from Locust Grove, Ga. on 07/05/2012 said:
This is the second time that we have stayed at Islander on the Beach. Last year, we were in unit 225 and this year in unit 224. The accommodations are better than hotel room accommodations and the view is absolutely beautiful. The only thing between you and the beach is a sidewalk and a few of trees which provide an adequate/appropriate view of the beach. We will definitely be back!
Chris & Jerry from North Bend, Oregon on 05/24/2012 said:
we loved room 224. for 2 people is was a great size. and i had to iron a dress and there was an iron and board. the bed was confortable, which is a big thing to me. i loved just keeping the sliding door open to the balcony night and day, just to listen to the waves. that was the only argument i had with my husband, was to quiet the tv so i could listen to the waves! the amenities was wonderful too, the chocolate especially and the 2 bags that i took home.
Million dollar view!
Carolyn from San Francisco on 04/21/2012 said:
As soon as you open the door to unit 224 you are greeted by a million dollar view. It is exactly as pictured and the sound of the surf is a perfect background. The unit has lovely amenities: high quality linens and lotions. The "kitchen" is amply stocked, and plenty of restaraunt choices are within a five-minute walk. I recommend The Fish Hut in the Coconut Market Place, and then you can walk along the beach to burn it off! Hotel staff were very friendly, and they have computers to confirm return flights. One note on the unit: two people would be the limit, and I would have liked a little step stool to reach the glasses and other items on the top shelf of kitchen.
Great ocean front view
John and Pam from San Diego on 04/02/2012 said:
Positives: Exceptionally clean and modern. View is spectacular. Islander has nice pool and hot tub. Grounds are meticulously groomed. Lots of towels and beach accessories. Comfortable bed. Air works perfectly. Liked the proximity to the Coconut Market Place and to Kapaa. Service from aloha Condos was very good.Loved sitting on the lanai with a glass of wine. Negatives: Parking was an issue during the evening when the restaurants were in demand. Condo was small (probably a converted hotel room)and I wouldn't want to stay more than a few days as I like my space. Beach wasn't really walkable or swimable. However, it is just steps from your room. This condo is not suitable for people needing an elevator to access a second story unit as there is no elevator.
Carrie S. from Granite Bay on 12/10/2011 said:
Wow! Where to begin? Brevity is the soul of wit, they say, so I say this - stay here. You will not regret it. The pictures do not come close to capturing the ocean view, and you will sleep to the sound of the surf all night long. There were supplies everywhere - from salt, ziplocks and sugar to shopping bags. You will feel welcome, you will feel relaxed, you will be pleased at the cleanliness, you will feel at home, you will be happy. I would move here. (Practically, I will note that if your family is physically larger than two adults and either one more adult or two children it'll be too small. It was perfect for our family of three.) I can't wait to go back! Mahalo!
Awesome stay in Islander on the Beach Condo 224
Jocye B. from CA on 12/04/2011 said:
We recently travled to Kauai (Nov 2011) and stayed for a week in #224. The room was exactly as pictured on their website and very clean. We were welcomed with a gift bag containing a box a chocolate covered macademia nuts, cookies, a tote bag and a couple of other things. It was waiting on the table for us in the room. The kitchen cupboard had a variety of things not usually found in a condo - storage baggies, tin foil, sugar, paper plates, etc. My husband loved starting each day on the lanai as the day awoke. The view is just awesome! The people who manage the room were so nice - within an hour of arriving, we had locked ourselves out of the room and someone had to come to let us back in. The lady who came was so nice about everything even though it had interrupted her evening. We enjoyed comraderie at the pool bar during happy hour a couple of afternoons. The grounds are well kept up and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend this resort and this room in particular! - Joyce B.
Melissa from San Jose, Ca on 09/06/2011 said:
This condo was a great find! The view from the condo is amazing and we loved being able to walk right out to the beach and swim or go swimming in the pool and hot tub right by the condo. The management is helpful and very thorough. It was an easy check in and check out process and we had no issues with our stay. The room is small so it is best for just 2 people.
Incredible Value in Kauai
Sue Gernaey from Seal Beach Ca. on 08/26/2011 said:
We just returned from a week at Islander on the Beach Condo #224. I felt it was an incredible value for a beach front property. The room was clean and well furnished with a microwave, toaster oven, fridge and coffee maker, and kitchen necessities. Also included were beach chairs and a cooler bag. I loved sitting on the lanai or on the uncrowded beach (on property provided lounge chairs) reading. The only negative might be that the water is quite rough so children would probably not be able to ocean swim. But the pool with poolside bar was lovely and never crowded. The property was also conveniently located between the North Shore and Popiu Beach. I would definitely return to this property and recommend it to friends looking for a great Kauai value.
Good place for a vacation in Kauai !
EricD from BELGIUM on 07/31/2011 said:
This was a pleasant stay at islander on the beach. In fact, it is not an appartment but an hotel room, thus more simple. But everything is there : tv, internet wifi, airco, kitchenette, large bathroom, beautiful view on the ocean. And everything for an affordable price. Kapaa is a good place to discover Kauai and a lot of restaurants and supermarkets around. Only one thing : the beach is not really attractive but you take your car and you go everywhere you want.
Really enjoyed Islander on the Beach.
Happy Couple from Bessemer City, NC on 06/07/2011 said:
We had no problems with how everything was handled. Before our stay, we were kept in touch with regularly by email. Our condo was great. I would suggest that the housekeeper clean under the bed and fixtures(lamps, etc.) more often, otherwise everything was clean. The property the condo is in is absolutely beautiful! We would very much recommend.
Clean and comfortable with great balcony views.
neilcharlwood from York, UK on 05/26/2011 said:
The Condo has been very well kept and was clean and comfortable. The two best things were the views from the balcony and the fact that plenty of towels were provided so we were able to take clean ones out with us every day.
Great location for Kaua'i sunrises
Retired University Faculty from Coralville, IA on 03/13/2011 said:
Lovely views from the deck, adequate kitchen facilities, wireless works well, good value. But you may find the bed too soft.
Ron & Debbie from Columbia, SC on 12/16/2010 said:
No problems communicating with them. Condo is closer to the ocean than it looks in photos! This studio has refrig., microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, utensils, plates, cups, coffee cups, wine glasses, for 4. Sharp knives, can opener, cutting board & wine opener. Iron, board & hair dryer. P. towels, t. tissue, dish soap, sponge, & toiletries. Towels are thick & soft. 2 beach/pool towels. The bed/linens were very comfortable. There is free wireless internet in this room! Sofa opens to full size bed & table w/2 chairs. Also a table w/2 chairs on the lanai. Bathroom is very good size w/a curved shower rod. The hot water was excellent! Stairs to 2nd floor not bad. Ice machine close by. Air conditioning was great, we cut it off 1/2 the time ast was not needed. This is not a resort with numerous amenities. We weren't looking for that. There is a pool, hot tub, gas grills, beach chairs, poolside bar. The beach is not a swimming beach though we did see people out there. Beach chairs are scattered along the beach area. There is a laundry on site. Parking is an issue at night, security assists you. We went to front desk for parking pass as instructed by security & got that w/no hassle, though we weren't checking in thru aston. Grounds are beautiful & well kept. It is quiet here. We saw a monk seal on the beach 1st morning here! Marketplace is across the parking lot w/restaurants & shops. Grocery stores, drug store, etc., are about a mile away, left side of the hwy. Wal-mart 15 minutes away in Lihue. Location was ideal for us. Is central to the island & made it easier to drive one day all the way north & one day all the way south. Be aware front desk not willing to help you w/anything as they only work w/those who rented through aston. If you are looking for a laid back place w/out posh amenities with great views at a great price, this is it!
Awesome Condo, Location and Value!
Serenamoon77 from Chico, CA on 10/25/2010 said:
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Condo 224 for 7 days and had a fantastic time. The condo was beautiful and super clean. The lanai has a wonderful view of the ocean and sunrise every morning and had a lot of privacy. It really is a "prime" spot to be. The weather was perfect. We only saw rain 2 times the entire week. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone. You will not be dissapointed. How could anyone stay anywhere else for this value.
Breath Taking. Just Heaven!
Mike & Nicole Elder from Placerville, California on 10/06/2010 said:
I surprised my husband on his birthday with this trip. I was scared at first because I have never been and It was our first time in Kauai and but what an experience. We had the time of our life. We we arrived to the condo, it was easy to get in and no lines!! Just walked up to the door and that was it! My husband was amazed by the condo and the view. He didn't believe me when I told him how much it cost per night! We rented a jeep to go exploring and it is worth doing so. The condo was right in the middle of the island and very close to the airport, shopping and activities. We will be back every year. The rate was great and the view for the rate mad us feel rich! It was beach front alright. The coconut markplace had great food and was within walking distance. Recommend going to the store and getting drinks and food items. the condo have a coffee maker, fridge, microwave and a toaster oven. We saved a lot of money by cooking breakfast and lunches. Then we got to sit out on the patio, eat and listen to the ocean waves. The bathroom had a blow dryer too which was good because I left mine at home by mistake!!! All in all, this was the best vacation spot we could have ever planned on having!!! Thanks for the hospitality!!!
Convenient location with a great view.
Karen from Carrollton Tx on 04/25/2013 said:
We loved the oceanfront view and the location made a great base for enjoying all Kauai has to offer.
Frequent Traveler from Las Vegas on 03/22/2013 said:
I went in with low expectations since I was not paying much for a condo on the beach. Everything would have been okay since my expectations were low but the fact that the housekeeping was so poor and that my friends had a totally different experience in condo 250 really affected my impression of condo 225. When I first entered the condo, I was quite impressed by the proximity to the ocean. It was great to hear the ocean all night. Second thing I noticed was a very musty smell that never went away despite opening up the door and spraying it with Lysol. Next I noticed a dirty washcloth that was left in the shower. I found this totally inexcusable! The housekeeper also left a bottle of Lysol on a counter. There was also grime around the sink. Another sign of the very poor housekeeping was the coffee pot was full of old coffee and a used filter. My friends' condo, 250, was spotless. Her owner provided her with robes, a welcome basket, videos, and games. We were not provided with any of this. On a positive note, our bed was very comfortable. We were very disappointed in the pool and spa since they were the size of our backyard pool and spa. Both were always too crowded to use. If the condo had been clean, I would have been satisfied since I was not paying much. The poor housekeeping did not allow me to use the kitchen because I was disgusted by the dirtiness. This was a primary reason that I had chosen a condo over a hotel room. If I did return to The Islander, I would book condo 250.
We are very sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay in unit 225. As you can see from our many other reviews our guests usually have an excellent experience and the condo is very clean. We have spoken to the housekeepers about this incident and they are duly upset. Im sure it will not happen again. We always leave a can of Lysol in the bathroom as guests appreciate and use this amenity. The homeowner last year upgraded the beds to king size beds and purchased new Egyptian cotton sheets. She has also just purchased new bedspreads as well, so we are delighted you found the beds comfortable. This condo has a licensed on-island contact on call 24/7 and the contact information is posted in the unit and included in the emails confirming the reservation. Any guest who encounters such problems is most welcome to call and we will rectify any issues immediately.
This is the best place ever!
Jim (Kimo) from Sacramento on 12/21/2012 said:
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about this place being "right on the beach" and of all the great reviews that it had. Well, we were late getting in because of flight delays. We arrived about 12:30 in the morning. We couldn't see a thing out our sliding door. But let me tell you when we woke up to a beautiful sunrise we felt glad that we had this condo. It is right on the beach. The management was excellent! Our a/c wasn't working and they were right on it. However after it was fixed we never used it. Just prop open the door and open the slider and the breeze furnished all the fresh air we could hope for. Since we were on the 2nd floor we felt safe enough to leave our sliding door open while sleeping to listen to the crashing waves all night. It's nice location is great for restaurants, shopping and fabulous food shacks. The grounds that the condo is on (The Islander on the Beach) were impeccable. The pool a little cold but the ocean (who needs a pool) was just right. There are lounge chairs on the beach. Lots of sandy shallow water to just stand in and put yourself into relax mode. We wouldn't hesitate to book this place again. In fact, we were a little bummed that "someone" else was sleeping in our condo after we left! We lived on Oahu a long time ago and this condo reminded us of our little apartment. There was nothing we didn't like. It's not the "high hoity toity" place that some may want but it was everything we wanted or needed for 12 great relaxing nights.
Great reasonable condo on the beach!
Nancy from Sayre, PA on 11/24/2012 said:
We rented this condo from an owner, not the Islander corporation itself, and that made all the difference in the world. There was everything we needed in our condo, which is really no more than a big hotel room with a kitchenette and a great lanai (balcony). Dishes, silverware, spices in cupboard, cleaning products as well as paper products, even paper plates. There was even a wine opener, which we appreciated, as well as a blender for smoothies, using the fruit products from the local farm market.When we noticed the cooler was missing, a phone call and we had a new one to use. This condo is very close to the beach, so much so that my husband closed the patio door every night because the waves were so loud. The room was immaculate and the grounds beautiful and we felt blessed every day to wake up in paradise. The air conditioning unit is high on the wall and I loved the fact it didn't blow directly on us- very subtle and very efficient.One night we cooked a steak on the grill, accompanied by baked potatoes from the microwave and a salad from the vegetables found at the local farmers market which you will want to find for sure. There is only a small refrigerator with no freezer but we found it sufficient for all our food and ice is free just a short walk away. I would recommend to anyone staying here to do what we did- load a suitcase you will check through with any food items you think you'll use such as coffee, sugar, cereal, mustard, mayo, peanut butter,salad dressing, chips, cookies, any bread you can bring as well as canned goods (tuna, soup, pasta) because the food in Kauai is very expensive- be prepared for sticker shock- and we had breakfast on the lanai each morning plus prepared sandwiches to take in our cooler and water in our jug filled with ice. I would suggest suggest bringing plastic bags as well as paper cups and napkins. All in all, a great stay in a central location and I highly recommend these accommodations! Can't wait to return!!!
Loved our stay at the condo!
Sunita from Thousand Oaks on 06/15/2012 said:
One of the best places we've stayed in! The condo was right on the beach with a great view from the balcony. And very private as it's on the second floor. Everything was clean and fresh. Pleasantly surprised to find a toaster oven and microwave! Loved using the beach chairs and boogey boards. Air conditioner worked when we needed it. Couple of things that can be improved; Closet had a weird smell - something needs to be done about that. WiFi stopped working the second day into our stay. Bigger beach towels would be great. Have recommended the condo to everyone who asked about our stay. :-)
Very nice condo
MoD from Twin Cities on 06/03/2012 said:
Our stay at condo 225 at Islander on the Beach was great! The room was everything we expected and even seemed a bit larger than the photos provided. The kitchenette had all the amenities we needed for the stay. We enjoyed listening to the ocean at night. I would recommend a second-story room if you chose to stay at the Islander - that way you can leave your sliding doors open at night! This room looks right out over the ocean. Just remember to shut those doors whenever you leave the room so your room does not get too humid - it can happen quickly. I made use of the room's private Wifi Network, and there was a large selection of cable channels for those nights when we had exerted ourselves out and about during the day to do anything but lay in bed and watch t.v. at night! During our stay, the property was generally quiet, and we saw more couples than families. As it was our first stay in Kauai, we discovered that the Islander if very well located to access all the island has to offer! There are also several great restaurants on the property - the restaurant in the far corner of the parking lot closest to the hotel has delicious Korean bbq chicken! The bar in the pool area had great happy hour specials, too. A couple of things, however small, could have made our stay more pleasant. There was only a roll and a half of toilet paper for our seven-night stay, and we had to purchase more. Also, the tissue boxes were nearly empty when we arrived, and as I suffer from allergies those were gone quickly, too. Lastly, the first night we noticed our sheets and blankets on the bed were damp. This went away by the next day after running the a/c, but this should have been done before we arrived. However, these were just minor annoyances and did not majorly detract from our stay. I would stay here again. The price is far less than paying hotel prices and you have far fewer fees and front desk issues.
Mahalo for your review of our Islander on the Beach 225. We were delighted to have you as our guest and hope you can return again soon. We apologize for not turning on the a/c before your arrival and will be sure to do so in the future. It is our normal policy to turn it on before a guests arrival and we overlooked it in this instance. We also usually leave more amenities such as toilet paper and tissues, so this was overlooked and we will be sure to rectify this going forward. We would have been happy to bring you more so if you return please feel free to call our local contact for any needs such as these. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience.
A Womderful Stay
Rorygirl from Washington on 03/18/2012 said:
I recently spent a week in Kauai and stayed in condo#225 at Islander on the Beach. In spite of the rainy weather we had a good time. The condo was excellent...very clean and came with all the amenities of home. Dishes, silverware, blender for the fruity drinks, microwave, small refrigerator and toaster oven. The bed was more comfortable than mine at home. There were also beach mats, beach chairs and a cooler for our use. A nice surprise was the welcome bag left for us which had a box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts, bottles of water, a tote bag and information about the island. They also left plenty of towels for a weeks stay. I loved the ocean front location and having morning coffee on the deck. The unit is nice for two people but would be crowded with more than two people. There is no elevator so you have to carry bags and walk up to the 2nd and 3rd floors. The location is within walking distance to some shops and restaurants. The restaurant In the resort next door is excellent !! The Islander on the Beach is a very nice property. The grounds are kept meticulously and are full of beautiful flowers. My only complaint is that it can be hard to get a parking place in the lot as there are not enough of them. I would also recommend renting a compact car since the parking spaces are narrow. This is our second year at Islander and we will definitely be back again. I would recommend unit #225 without any hesitation.
Ocean front vacation
Julie T from Hastings, MN on 03/14/2012 said:
The location was perfect. The unit is small. Instructions from management were concise. Clean. Quiet.
Islander On The Beach Condo 225 in January
Kevin from Springfield, IL on 02/06/2012 said:
Great location. Service staff were very friendly and accommodating. Great location to travel anywhere on the island and be there within an hour and a half max. The location of this condo on the second floor was advantageous as you had more privacy than similar locations on the first floor due to heavy usage of the sidewalk next to the beach. Parking in the lot can be difficult to find at night and your only other option is to park on aleka Place (not in the Coconut Marketplace - they will tow). Several food options are available in the Coconut Marketplace or nearby - nothing fancy but good food nonetheless. The surf is rough so you won't be swimming in the ocean but the pool is a good option if you want to jump in the water.
Totally exceeded our expectations!
In Love with Hawaii from Joliet, IL. on 02/04/2012 said:
The condo was exactly as described on aloha Condo's site. The room seemed musty upon arrival, but it was expected as it's less than 100 yards from the water, a short while with the Lanai door opened took care of it. The room, resort, and location were fantastic! The room is stocked well with everything you will need to get you started. The location is great being centralized on the island. We will be returning to this condo, and we highly recommend it for a true Hawaiian vacation. A great value for the price.
Betty & Ron Wells from Shreveport, Louisiana on 01/06/2012 said:
The Condo was simply "Paradise"... It was just as described in the photos, close to the beach with a spectacular view. It was also clean and exactly what one would need to enjoy their stay on this beautiful island. My wife and I left the balcony door open at night and listened to the sound of the waves crash against the shoreline. Simply "Paradise"! Mahalo for a wonderful stay!
john from edmonds, wa on 12/29/2011 said:
What a deal. Right on the beach at $89 per night. Can't beat it. Nice condo with view of the ocean. Well managed company, beautiful grounds, well maintained. We enjoyed our stay here. Will be back again.
Wonderful stay at Condo 225
Nadia from Prince Rupert, BC on 12/19/2011 said:
The location and view of this condo is just amazing. You can listen to the surf of the ocean just sitting in the room or even better sitting on the lanai. The room was very clean and had all the necessities for the kitchenette. The very nice touch was a welcome package from aloha condos with some useful goodies. I would love to go back.
Loved the oceanfront!
Arizonian from Gilbert, AZ on 11/22/2011 said:
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this condo 225. We loved having the ocean front room! It is so relaxing to sit on the lanai and watch the ocean. The beach in front of this building is great also!
Condo 225 Islander Beach Resort
Condo 225 Beach Islander Resort from Canada on 09/01/2011 said:
The condo is very well located, but was not very clean. I saw 2 cockroaches during our stay. The bed cover and blanket would need to be replaced. The curtains were not clean and the rail system was broken. The chairs and the couch were stained. It's a shame because the resort was really good.
Thank you for your candid review. The homeowners have since replaced the rail system that had suffered from the constant salt and wind, and we have cleaned the drapes as well. The sofa and chairs will be steam cleaned November 8th. As for the comforter and blanket: both are brand new, so Im not sure why the suggestion was made they be replaced. I apologize for the roaches. They are one of the downsides of paradise. We keep bait traps in the units for them, but it is impossible to avoid them completely in the tropics. I hope you will return to our wonderful island and to Islander on the Beach again.
Shari Laroche from Santa Cruz, ca on 04/26/2011 said:
We can't stop thinking about our recent visit to Kauai and stay at the Islander Condo 225. It was perfect for our family. The place was absolutely what we needed. Every day we could chill at the end of our outings (snorkeling, boat/raft trip along Na'Pali coast, hiking, boogie boarding, etc.)and love where we were staying. Nice landscaping, great "open-air" lobby where we went to get our emails, etc. wood floors, ceiling fan, relaxing and pretty decor, great pool and hot tub, tiki torches at night, drinks by the pool, and best of all, our view--straight out to the ocean. Mornings breakfast on the balcony, sometimes dinner/take-out at night, too. The moon right there over the water, or a rainbow after a rain. There are loungers down by the water's edge, too. The kitchen is great, plates silverware, bowls, blender, s & p, coffee filters and machine, microwave, frig. We had breakfast at home and two dinners at home (Bbq's are by pool). The only suggestion would be to have one more place for towels to dry out during the day. There were four of us, and two towels/day, without any kind of maid/laundry because it's not a "hotel" in our unit. With us using towels at the pool and our own at the beach, one more hanging bar in the BR would be good. The beds are good (and I'm very picky), pillows perfect. I want to return here and stay at the same condo. Love it. This was the best vacation I've had in ages. Love Kauai, too. Not a single big city, the whole island is gorgeous.
great location great value
Jeff from Spokane, WA on 04/19/2011 said:
Great place to sleep after a busy day the lanai was a beatiful place to have my morning coffee and watch the waves you are just feet from the ocean. The room was clean and adequate nothing over the top but well worth the price
Great Vacation Destination
The Traveling Martins from Provincetown, MA on 04/05/2011 said:
We were very pleased with our stay and the location. A beautiful place and great destination.
Loved to hear the waves at night
Deirdre from Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 04/03/2011 said:
We stayed here for four nights in March 2011. The location of the condo is perfect. It is just steps from the ocean and we left the patio doors open at night to listen to the waves. We had some excitement with a tsunami warning after the Japanese earthquake, but first Kristen let us know, and then someone from the management knocked on the door to let us know we should evacuate and explained where to go. The condo is about the size of a hotel room, but with the small kitchen and the balcony, there was more than enough room. There is a great restaurant within a very short walking distance, and the little town of Kapa'a is a short drive, is a charming small town, and has everything you need. Being on the eastern shore was the perfect location for us, as it was easy to drive to all other parts of the island, and was a quick drive to the airport the morning we left. All in all, I highly recommend this condo.
Great value for money
Stuart and Dianne from Emerald Park, SK, Canada on 03/07/2011 said:
I would definitely come back to this place as it represents great value for money. Where else can you stay ocean front for $105 per night?
Was overpriced for the unit.
Deanne from Traverse City on 02/21/2011 said:
Nice location and size. The unit was very musty smelling and was very wet feeling in there. Was so humid we had to sleep on towels the sheets felt wet. The TV was very hard to see. We only wanted to watch the news. I would recommend to a friend only if the price was lowered.
We are sorry you were not comfortable and wish we had known at the time.
This condo is absolute ocean front with wonderful tropical sea breezes when we have trade winds, however things in Hawaii get very humid when we have Kona conditions, which we have had the past few weeks, and that brings on dampness and mustiness very quickly. You really cant get closer to the ocean than this unit, so it is impossible to keep it absolutely dry.
That said, a brand new air conditioning system was installed a month ago which has a dehumidifier cycle as one of the key functions. We would have been happy to assist with the dampness issue had we known you were uncomfortable. The air conditioner manual is also in the condo.
I was in this unit yesterday and did not notice any mustiness, so I think recent use of the air conditioner and the return of the trade winds dried the unit out. I will examine the TV to see if the salt air has shortened its life span.
Julie Buckmaster, Owner, Islander On The Beach, Condo 225
Comfortable & Relaxing Ocean Front Vacation
Love Kauai from Colorado Springs, CO on 01/11/2011 said:
The condo was very clean and nicely furnished, the bed comfortable and the kitchenette was sufficient for the amount of eating in we did. The ocean front location was outstanding and convenient for nearby shops. We enjoyed the sunrise each morning and with a 2nd floor unit, felt secure leaving the door open at night for the fresh ocean air and sounds. The Bbqs and tables near the pool allowed us the opportunity to invite guests over with plenty of space. Having previously lived on Kauai for more than 10 years and running a service business, we have been in numerous rental properties and were pleased with Islander #225. We most definitely recommend this unit for location, comfort and price.
Great room for the money
HawaiiVacationer from Missouri on 11/28/2010 said:
Nothing extravagant, but clean and nice enough. Definately works for our needs, (a place to crash at night after long days.) Close to good food and several shops. Nice location centered between the north shore and south shore. Overall, a nice room.
kpankiw from Maple Ridge, BC on 11/25/2010 said:
We went to get married on Kauai. The condo was an added bonus. Comfortable, clean, neat and tidy. Just what we were looking for and the view was amazing.
What a room with an unbelievable view!
Paul from Mesa, Arizona on 10/30/2010 said:
Great room in a great location. Bed was very comfortable. Safeway right down the street, coconut marketplace with a couple fantastic food places right next door. Only drawback is if you return later in the evening parking can be difficult to find. This room is great for two but four it would be kinda close living.
Sleeping to the sound of the ocean with good value and comfort.
--- from San Francisco on 09/12/2010 said:
This condo was quite comfortable for the two of use. Best was being right next to the ocean and listening to the ocean when we slept. Location was very central and convenient without feeling crowded.
Great location and price value
Sharon from Seattle on 08/28/2010 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in the Ocean View room. Room was clean and well maintained. Can't beat the location. Traveled with two teenage daughters and they had a great time too, especially the beach in front of room.
Very clean and pleasent
Robert from Boise Idaho on 05/14/2013 said:
This condo lived up to all my expectations!! The room has just about everything. We will staying again.
Awesome...Great amenities with a nice Hawaiian flare
Lover's of Kauai from San Francisco, CA on 04/20/2013 said:
Beautiful accommodations for the price point, and great ocean view and breeze. Will definitely stay here again. Also great Wifi connection.
Couldn't ask for anything more in paradise
Carrie from Seattle on 03/31/2013 said:
I have stayed at several condos at Islander on the Beach and they have all been wonderful, but condo 250 is by far the best! The view is priceless of course and everything was very cute Hawaiian themed. But it's the little extra touches that made this condo stand out...coffee and creamer already there, a basket of postcards, Hawaiian music in the CD player so you can just walk in and hit play. It was a truly wonderful place to stay and I will be back! Thank you for a great vacation!
monica and steve from virginia beach, va on 03/26/2013 said:
Iob 250 was a great location for our honeymoon-- we loved the sound of the waves and cool ocean breezes. The unit is very well stocked with everything we could possibly have needed-- it was actually almost too well stocked which made unpacking a bit of a challenge! (We stored an empty suitcase in our truck and placed the coffee supplies in a drawer to free up some counter space as we are not coffee drinkers, and that opened up a lot of space) The wireless service was fast and reliable, which was great for accessing our wedding pictures and mapping various adventures. And the central location was great for accessing both the north and west sides of the island. Our only complaint is that the sunrises were so beautiful, guests with courtyard view rooms would gather on the beach to watch them, preventing us from getting that perfect sunrise over the water photo. All things considered, that's a very minor issue!! We would recommend this unit to any friends visiting Kauai, and would also recommend Trees Restaurant right outside-- great happy hour and everything we ate was delicious, plentiful, and prices were very reasonable!
Henry and Linda from Las Vegas on 03/18/2013 said:
I don't even know where to start on telling how great this room is. No words or pictures can do it justice because it is just that nice. There were so many nice touches throughout the room. It's like you're at a five star resort and they've been "expecting you." The room was stocked so well with towels, TP, coffee, creamers, utensils, etc. that we didn't have to replenish any! And it was extremely clean!! The ground on which the room sits are incredibly manicured and maintenance is all kept up. Every morning they were cleaning the pool of sand and spraying down the whole area. So clean!! The bar at the pool is so convenient!! We would get our drinks and go sit on the beach (which is lined with beach chairs, no need to carry your own). Even though the beach isn't meant for swimming per say, you can still go out there. There are tons of little "coves". Funny story - the hubby and I were sitting on the beach chairs and there was this huge ball of something. It looked like a jelly fish (black top, stringy stuff sticking out of it), and having read that some kid just got $60,000 for whale vomit, I thought that's what it was! Especially since we had been seeing tons of whales every day, right from the Lanai! I made my husband go running out to the water to grab it, yelling "If you let that go and I read on the news that someone found whale vomit and got $60,000, I will kill you!!" Turns out after researching on the internet, it was a rotting pomella (grapefruit like thing). My husband will never let me live that down. The town of Kapaa'a is absolutely charming and a perfect location! So is all the shopping right next to the parking lot! I could go on an on. You really do feel like you are at a five star resort. Get this room! You will not be disappointed! Dawn, we can't thank you enough for all the hospitality. You were born to do this. This has been the best rental we have ever had!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Henry and Linda
Comfortable stay in Kauai
Cathy & Allen from Bonney Lake on 02/25/2013 said:
Very happy with our condo rental this February when in Kauai. Very easy to check in and out of with good central location on island. Room has excellent view and is located essentially on the beach with gorgeous sunrise views. Even saw a whale breaching right from the deck! Everything about our stay there was excellent with the only minor bug was I couldn't get the WiFi to work on mt smartphone but no big deal. Thanks again!
Great location and unit
Scott from Chicago on 02/16/2013 said:
We had a wonderful time at the unit. Balcony looks out to the ocean. Unit was very clean and had coffee maker (w/ coffee), blender, all the kitchen utensils, large bathroom w/ plenty of soap and shampoo, boogie boards, binoculars, beach towels, A/C, etc. Property had a pool with a tiki bar along with a few nice gas grills. Parking included but fills up quickly at night. The ocean front has a nice beach but not the best place to swim due to the shallow water reef. These is bar next door (Trees Lounge) that has great music. Dawn was a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and accommodating to our request. We would definitely stay at the unit again and highly recommend it!
We love love love this unit!
Stephanie from Grand junction colorado on 01/31/2013 said:
The location was dakine, fall asleep to waves crashing! You will not hear the stupid chickens here, the ocean rules. Very comfortable, clean and there was a lovely welcome gift waiting. The best restaurant is next door! We would love to stay again, thanks!
This condo is perfect!
The Campbells from Lumberton, Texas on 01/09/2013 said:
Our recent stay was absolutely perfect. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and couldn't have found a better location on Kauai. The condo exceeded our expectations! The pictures don't do it justice. It's so close to the beach we were able to see whales from the balcony! We enjoyed the beautiful sunrise every morning as we ate our breakfast on the balcony. We slept to the sound of waves every night. The whole resort was beautiful and even though the parking lot was full every night the resort never felt crowded. There was never a crowd down at the beach. It's centrally located on the island so we never had far to go for our sight seeing trips. This is a great place to stay and I have already recommended it to several friends.
lovely home with awesome location and view!
carman c. from orange county on 12/29/2012 said:
first time in kauai and glad we picked this place after all the researches and reading endless amount of reviews :) Location of the condo is fantastic (mid point btw north and south coast) and convenient with coconut market place within walking distance. condo itself is great location, perfect for sunrise view from balcony!! i got up every morning promptly to see the sunrise (and i'm no early bird). Loved all the nice touches owner provides, especially the guidebooks! helped us so much with planning our activites. will be back definitely ^^
norseman64 from San Leandro, CA on 12/19/2012 said:
The room was ugly and Dawn was very hard to deal with? Not!!! The room was clean and very well equipped and, Dawn is a very nice person who is friendly and has great advice for things to do on Kauai. Thank You!
About as close to perfect as possible.
Chris & Cathy from Shoreline, WA on 12/11/2012 said:
We had an amazing time on Kauai and the condo was great! We slept every night with the slider open so the sounds of the waves could lull us to sleep. Every morning I'd make coffee and we'd sit on the lanai to watch the sunrise...absolutely beautiful! The bed was comfy and everything in the condo was nice, well appointed and obviously picked with care and love. I can't think of one thing I'd change about it. I think our favorite part of the condo was the unobstructed view of the ocean. We were literally only a few yards away from the beach. All in all, a great condo, fantastic vacation and even though it might be a while, we will definitely be back!!
R. Sprouse from Lake Stevens, Wa. on 10/13/2012 said:
I stayed at the Islander on the Beach in Condo 250. The owner of the condo was very hospitable and the condo itself was kept in great shape. I enjoyed that the condo was equipped with beach towels, beach furniture and boogie boards. We had a gift bag with macadamia nuts and chocolate covered macadamia's. There was a box of post cards so we could send them to family and friends. The greatest part of the room was the view and the sound of the water. Just sitting on the lanai was relaxing. We had all the drink cups and untinsils we needed and overall it was as the title describes... a sensational experience. I went on this vacation with two of my girlfriends and we all decided we will be brining our families to stay in one of Dawn's condos in Kauai in the future.
Fabulous and relaxing spot to end our honeymoon!
Marisa from Edgewater Park NJ on 10/09/2012 said:
We recently stayed at Condo 250 at Islander on the Beach for five nights and it was great! I had done a lot of research prior to booking the trip and had seen many pictures of the condo as well as the view, but wasn't sure what to expect when we actually got there...we were so pleasantly surprised to, not only see that it was exactly as the photos depicted, but to receive all of the little gifts and amenities that were available in the condo! We received a welcome bag with very useful information as well as some great snacks, and were so happy to see that the coffee area was so well stocked with coffee, cream, and sugar! The view was absolutely beautiful, but I have to say that the sunrises from the lanai might have been my favorite part. It was really a perfect spot to take it all in every single morning with my cup of coffee and some delicious island fruit. I would absolutely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a beautiful view, moderate pricing, very nice and clean room, a central location on the island!
A comfortable home away from home
Kevin & Lonnie from Lethbridge Alberta Canada on 08/24/2012 said:
We truly enjoyed our stay in this condo. It was clean and well taken care of. The ocean view was awesome and was so nice to enjoy when we returned from our daily adventures. It was nice to have the beach chairs, cooler bags, and beach towels provided for our use. The grounds were beautifully taken care of and we enjoyed the variety of flowers, trees, and bushes. We have and will recommend this location to people we know, it was truly a nice place to stay.
a perfect vacation condo
Texas Barb from Kyle, Tx on 07/26/2012 said:
After seeing the pictures on the internet, I was still unsure how close to the beach the condo is. I was thrilled to find out that whem you open the door you instantly see the water. The beach is hidden over a rise but it is nice and sandy. I loved that there were beach toys, robes and towels suplied. We made coffee every morning and had breakfast on the veranda. It was so peaceful. Although there is an air conditioner, we didn't feel we needed to use it, even in July. I would love to come back again another year.
Uday from Seattle on 07/24/2012 said:
I really loved staying at this condo. This is right on the beach. The community is amazing. I was most impressed by the interiors of the condo, the items included in the condo for use during the stay. The owner is really a sweet person and has all necessities well thought of and included in the condo. I highly recommend this condo to anyone trying to look for a place to stay in Kauai!
Mark & Kendra from Alpena on 04/14/2012 said:
We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful stay at condo 250. We were very comfortable, ejoyed the relaxing atmosphere and appreciated the central location. We had the fortunate opportunity to meet the owner, super job on all the personal touches and thank you for the goodie bags. We would love to return in the future and highly recommend.
All you can ever ask for & more
Liz from San Jose, CA on 03/27/2012 said:
I didn't know what to expect when I booked this condo but Iotb250 definitely surprised us in many good ways. From the moment we opened the door, we saw that they have some boogie boards, beach towels, footballs ready for us in a basket. Then we saw that they left a goodie bag with water, chocolate, stationaries, etc which I think is a really nice touch. Walking out to the lanai, we found the amazing view of the ocean + beach chairs that we can carry around during our trip. The bed was really comfortable. The toiletries were abundant & environmentally friendly. It has microwave, fridge, wifi, TV, DVD player, CD player, coffee maker + all the coffee/tea packs. Dawn even left bunch of postcards you can take away as souvenier. Overall, Iotb250 definitely exceeds my expectation in many ways. One constructive comment would probably to add microwave safe plates/bowls. I think the ones provided said "not microwave safe". I could be wrong :)
A preview of heaven...truly paradise!
Marilyn from Vancouver on 02/22/2012 said:
We both agree it was the best vacation we have ever had. This is a very beautiful place. The condo was perfect! All the necessities are in walking distance. It was so much better than staying in a hotel.
Lilli Zeeberg from Woodland on 02/06/2012 said:
The condo is easy to live. It''s well stocked and very conveniently located. It was a real treat to have the beautiful ocean right outside the window. Watching the sunrises were spectacular.
Very awesome to be right on the ocean.
Mary from Illinois on 02/04/2012 said:
It was wonderful to get up in the mornings, sit on the lanai and watch the sun come up.
PJK from Joplin, MO on 01/12/2012 said:
We were totally pleased with unit 250. It has a spectacular view in a great location, nice linens, well equipped with basic supplies. The room would be tight for more than two people, in my opinion, but for a couple, it was perfect. Highly recommend. We did not use the resort itself much. The balcony of our room was so inviting that I stayed there unless we were out sightseeing.
John from Edmonds, Wa. on 12/26/2011 said:
Everything was perfect. The condo was decorated superbly (I love Tommy Bahama). Unit was extra clean and comfortable. Grounds and building were beautiful and well managed. This unit also has an unobstructed view of the beach, just 30 ft away. Perfectly located in Kapaa. Looking forward to renting (buying?) this unit again. This unit is a jewel!
home away from home
Ryan & Brooke from Nevada City, Ca on 11/23/2011 said:
This condo was awesome! No hastle, no check in, no check out. Every minute we were there was spent relaxing. Would definitely stay here again, and reccomend it to anyone. Great price, amazing, unbeatable view and ocean access. Thanks!
Wonderful and relaxing stay - perfect homey and resort balance.
Scoop and GG from Seattle on 11/07/2011 said:
There was nothing to complain about our condo #250. It was exactly has specified and a few extras as well. The sheets were wonderful, the towels plentiful, the amenities amazing. Fun to meet all of the other guests at the bar-b-q in the evening as well. Only caveat were the disco boys who brought their version of music enjoyment on a boom box during pupu hour. The binder in the room brought us to some great restaurants that we would not have found from the Mermaids Cafe to Oasis for happy hour and live music. Hated to come home!
Aloha. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed condo #250. I appreciate you letting me know about the music at the pool, as I have addressed it with our hotel manager. Please dont hesitate to contact us during your stay if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. I am thrilled to hear the binder was helpful and you discovered the Mermaid Caf etc. I hope you will come back and visit us again sometime soon.
Thanks so much for staying with us.
Ocean front delight
FL Travelers from Florida on 10/12/2011 said:
The condo looked exactly like the photos - very neat and clean with many special touches such as the island music CD, beach chairs, room safe and even a boogie board. The frig (no freezer), toaster and coffee maker enabled us to enjoy breakfast on our balcony every morning while watching the sun rise and listening to the waves. We especially appreciated the option for early check-in and late check-out given our flight schedules. We took advantage of the on-site laundry since we'd spent 10 days on the Big Island prior to our visit. The facilities were very clean and worked great. You are not close enough to walk downtown, but there are a few restaurants within walking distance. We would recommend Islander on the Beach Condo 250 to anyone looking for a quiet place to relax.
Awesome unit in a great location at a great price
Pascal from San Jose, CA on 09/17/2011 said:
The unit was perfect, right off the beach and in a great location on the island as it is easy access to either North or South of Kauai. Plus good restaurants and shops are just 2 minutes away. The unit was really nice, with the Lanai to chill, and the WiFi access to research activities on the island even though the booklet prepared by the owner was really useful, giving some good insight. All in all, a great deal for the price.
Amazing Oceanfront Excellence!
West Coaster from Portland, Oregon on 09/05/2011 said:
The oceanfront location/view from the condo and lanai is incredible - much better then the pictures. I felt like I was walking into a cottage at the sea, with incredible warmth and decor. The location was perfect being mid-island, and the condo had everything I needed for my stay. It was great having wireless internet in the room, and not having to go to the lobby. The lanai was a great spot to sit in the robes they supplied and watch the sunrises over the ocean every morning while I enjoyed the Hawaiian coffee. Nothing like watching and listening to the waves at night while you relax. Kristen was great and made the process so easy, and enjoyable. I can't wait to go back to condo 250!
Perfect in every way!
L and A M from Deltona, FL on 08/20/2011 said:
Condo 250 was everything we expected and more. It was the perfect base for a 10 night stay on Kauai. It had all the amenities we needed and more!
Wonderful Place to Stay
Torontonians from Toronto, Canada on 08/10/2011 said:
We recently stayed for eight nights at Islander on the Beach condo 250. It was awesome!! It was exactly as promised in the description and photos if not better The lanai overlooks the ocean so you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves every night. Everything in the condo was new, clean and exactly as promised. We loved the fact that there were beach chairs and towels and having a safe in the room to lock our valuables was perfect. The kitchen although small had all the amenities that we needed for our stay. We enjoyed the pool & hot tub everyday as well as a few drinks at the poolside bar. During our stay we were lucky enough to have K-13 (one of Kauai's monk seal population) come up on the beach for a nap right outside the condo. It was truly magical. Hopefully you will be as lucky. I have no hesitation recommending this property.
pam from reno on 07/13/2011 said:
We loved staying in Unit #250 at the aston Islander on the Beach! Kristen was wonderful in the reservation process, answering questions and following up even before our arrival, as well as helping us with some details on our "move-in" day. The unit itself is perfect for relaxing, I loved having coffee and breakfast on our ocean-front lanai every morning before we went off on another Kauai adventure! The free wi-fi was soo much nicer than having to go to the lobby to access the internet. At the end of the day, it was wonderful to lay down in the comfortable king sized bed with luxury linens, and listen to the waves all night long. The condo is set up with everything we needed, including beach towels for our snorkeling days, and low back chairs (especially handy for watching fireworks on the fourth of July). It is close to many restaurants, and Foodland (the best grocery I went to on our visit) is only a few blocks away. I only wish we could have stayed longer...maybe we'll just have to come back!
Great location for access to attractions North or South!
Folsom Bill from Folsom, Ca on 05/04/2013 said:
Our room was clean and provided just about everything you needed, dishes, towels, cleaning agents etc. Perfect view of the ocean. Don't think we would have wanted to be any closer as the ocean and waves are very beautiful but noisy if you want to leave the door open for sleeping. Bed comfort was So-So for us. Maybe we are just spoiled from home. I might mention that there are no elevators so whatever you bring you will be hauling them up and down the stairs. Would have given it 5 stars;however, there were a few maintenance issues that were not really a big problem but were annoying. As others have stated the parking is a problem if you return late in the evening. They do have overflow parking at the nearby resort and businesses but we never had to use them.
purplewarrior11 from Hong Kong on 04/10/2013 said:
For the price the condo is fantastic value and an overall great experience. The location is very convenient with quick access to many great beaches and restaurants. The resort is great and having the pool, pool bar, bbq and spa is an added bonus. The Condo itself is a little small and the kitchen is quite limited but the balcony is fantastic and the view of the ocean is nice. The beach itself while lovely to look at is not really a swimming beach so that was a slight disappointment. Overall however great experience and I'd recommend it.
Great ocean view from the lanai!
Linda from Reston, VA on 01/09/2013 said:
Morning coffee on the lanai every day, watching the darkness become light filled. Some mornings a beautiful orange ball as the sun rose above the horizon. Great breeze all the time...very enjoyable.
The room was perfect for myself!
Summer from Los Altos, CA on 12/07/2012 said:
What I liked about the room/resort: * super close to beach (2 min walk to beach from room) * can hear sound of ocean * can watch sunrise and sunset from the room/balcony * clean room * quiet environment (no noise from other rooms) * no roosters! * comfortable bed * welcome gift (kauai DVD, candy, Tote bag, notepad etc) * no parking/resort fee What I didn't like about the room/resort: * not enough parking. * jacuzzi (in pool area) is to small * no maid service during stay
Excellent choice for our first stay on Kuwai.
Snowbirds from Port Coquitlam, B.C. on 11/17/2012 said:
Proximity to the sightseeing destinations was central to our wishes, with attendent dinner locations (both take-out and restaurant) accessible by foot and by car. The view from our room and deck during the day was great, as was the sound of the ocean during the evening and night hours. The screening of bushes allowed privacy, with the location of buildings providing both privacy and shelter from the full sun and wind. The noise from the construction was not problematic with the 8:30 start and the 4:30 stop. My wife and I enjoyed our 9 day home away from home stay in very clean and pleasant surroundings - it's even nice not being bothered by cleaning staff, as we had all necessary toiletries, towels and bedding available. The home was quiet, comfortable and provided excellent computer access. The mini fridge and microwave were sufficient for breakfast and lunch preparation. Our single son, Ryan, had stayed in the Islander a year ago and had recommended it highly, even though he thought our preference would have been provision of a full kitchen. I apologize for not writing comments in the guest book. Would return again, with possible interest in purchase of a unit! Thanks for a wonderful vacation available at a reasonable rental rate. Herb and Dorothy Van Bergen
Great condo, great location, great resort.
T C from Southern California on 10/10/2012 said:
The studio has a great view off the balcony of the ocean, and you can hear the waves all night long if you want to (or if you don't, you can close the sliding door and use the aC). The studio was very clean and comfortable, and Islander at the Beach is a great resort. The location in Kapa'a makes it ideal for day trips north to the Hanalei area or west to Poipou or Waimea Canyon. We did everything from hiking to snorkeling to kayaking, all within about an hour's drive.
The room had a spectacular view
Thompsons2 from Manteca, California on 09/07/2012 said:
The island was beautiful!!! The view from the lanai was amazing! If the bed was on the opposite wall of the condo..it would have been perfect to open your eyes and see the ocean..maybe that is something your condo owner can try!? My husband and I found the bed to be very comfortable..soft and relaxing..although the comforter was not very soft and inviting..was a bit scratchy. Also the coffeepot leaked, so we were unable to use it after the first morning. We were also bummed to find out that the mini frig had no freezer area, we would have liked to bought microwave foods. We did appreciate all the utensils in the kitchen all the extra towels that was a wonderful surprise..thank you for that. All in all it is hard to complain when you are staying in paradise..Just those small things would have made it feel more like home. We appreciate the stay and look forward to another visit in the future..until then we will be dreaming of your island while we are stuck in here the central valley of California..thank you again and I hope this feedback is not taken negatively. We are just being sincere and honest.
Nurse Betty from Livermore, California on 09/01/2012 said:
It was a great and memorable stay! The condo was very clean, everything worked (appliances), it was convenient to the beach, shopping, eating places and the event (hula dancers) happening in the area. The Farmers Market was wonderful at the nearby parking lot with everything fresh and with friendly locals. The area surrounding the condo was pleasant, clean and quiet at night time. We would definitely come back and would recommend the place to our loved ones. Thank you for being there (easy access) returning my calls and e-mails on a timely manner. Mahalo nui loa...Hugh and Betty Galyean
condo in june
honeymoon from washington on 07/07/2012 said:
Convenient location, private, quiet View of ocean not as good as expected from pictures Could use new mugs/dishes.
Good stay at an affordable price
Anna from Dallas Texas on 06/05/2012 said:
We recently stayed at condo #259 for 12 days. The resort has a breathtaking landscape with walkways along the beach that offer a good walk to the residents. There's nothing I enjoy more than long walks breathing the ocean breeze on the beach every night with my husband. The facility is spacious and comfy provided with country-style furniture. Bathroom and bath towels are nice and clean. However I found that the kitchen is quite small which contains only a small fridge, a microwave, and a kitchen sink. Beneath the sink are drawers for utensils, and above it are cabinets for dinnerware/seasonings. No cooking stoves provided. In addition, the sofa has a damp smell and pillow case/bed sheets do not have a fresh scent. Other than that, we had a good stay at an affordable price!
Rain, rain, rain...
Grant & Cheryl from Vancouver, B.C. on 03/21/2012 said:
Enjoyed the condo, even in the stormy weather. Our one complaint was the internet modem being locked. We contacted management several times to try and resolve the issue, but without success. In our opinion, they should have come by and unlocked or replaced the modem, as it was supposed to be functioning in our unit. We were able to secure another neighbor's connection, but only in the back of the unit. It would have been nice to sit on the Lanai and use our ipad or iphone to send photos or email home.
We apologize for the problems with the internet. We were under the impression that you were resetting the router and would let us know if that did not work. When we didnt hear from you we thought all was well. We have had difficulties with the DSL so as of June are now changing over to RoadRunner which is much more reliable on Kauai so we should not have these problems going forward.
Kristen, manager unit 259.
All we needed, pleasant setting.
MaplePine from River Falls, WI on 02/28/2012 said:
Not luxury but nice and well kept up. The room is attractive and has everything you need. Balcony with view of waves, patio furniture. The beach is good for walking, we saw wind and kite surfers in February. Possibly a sea turtle in the waves, too. Great base for exploring the island. The resort next door has a terrific upscale restaurant. Coconut Marketplace has stores with good gift items. Close to McDonalds for quick breakfasts. We were on the go and this place was perfect.
It was easy and nice
Andrei Glouchak from White Rock, BC on 02/26/2012 said:
We needed 2 nights to stay while our booked appartment became available. We came at night, got the key in the lock box. Were pleasantly surprised at the morning when found ourselves at a few steps from very nice beach. Room was clean and comfortable. For 4 of us we would like to have a kind of kitchen, but it is more kind of hotel. Good view from the balcony where we were having breakfast and dinners looking at the garden and ocean.
Julia from Bellingham, WA on 12/25/2011 said:
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It has everything you might need (even welcomes you with a bag of goodies, thank you that was nice)and the location cannot be better. By the way, booking the place is just as easing. Thank you Kristen at aloha Condos for making it all hassle-free. Overall, a great place to stay and good people to deal with. Next time we are on Kauai, we'll book this condo. Hands down, the best.
Islander on the Beach 259 was Breathtaking!
Aloha Judy from Carlsbad CA on 11/23/2011 said:
Islander on the bEach 259 had everything we needed. There was lots of space and everything was very modern and new. The a/c was a nice touch after a day at the beach. The location of the resort is perfect. It is right in the middle of the island for easy trips north or south. Do not miss Wiamea Canyon or Kee Beach during your trip. Having Coconut Marketplace next to the resort was great because we could walk over for breakfast, lunch or dinners. Overall I can't think of anything that would have made this trip or condo any better. It is not the St Regis and we weren't expecting it to be. It was a great resort with a nice pool bar.
mtxstarr from Monterey, CA on 11/11/2011 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in 259. I think the only thing that condo would really benefit from is a toaster over rather than just a plain toaster. We loved the location as it made it easy to take trips to either side of the island. Parking was ok and could be a little challenging when returning in the evenings. We loved our view of the ocean. The condo was very clean and amenities were clean and up to date. We would go back again!
Dream come true
SCOTT AND GAIL from KENANSVILLE on 05/11/2013 said:
Thank you so much for the best condo for relaxing and all the amenities of home.Even though we rented the condo from the owners the resort staff was awesome...The resort has everything you would need to be able to go and enjoy the island...The center location of the resort was perfect...We would go travel the island then come back and enjoy the pool and hot tub and get a cold drink from the bar...Or just go to the beach and enjoy..I was blessed with a whale sighting ...That was precious...We will return and I will call and try to this condo...Thank you Graham for leaving brochures in what you knew we were interested in and the welcome goodies...Again thank you for a perfect vacation in condo 271...Aloha Scott and Gail Hobbs
Loved our stay here
Jaclyn from Garner, NC on 11/27/2012 said:
The condo was clean, cozy and perfect for us as a honeymooning couple on the island. It had a lot of appliances for quick cooking, plenty of storage space in the refrigerator and towels. It was well equipped with beach gear and the balcony was lovely to enjoy a drink on in the evenings. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again. The location was perfect and was right in the middle of everything on the island.
Simon from Switzerland on 07/12/2012 said:
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Great and affordable place to stay on East Shore of Kauai
Gil J from 32123 on 06/02/2012 said:
My wife and I stayed at the Islander on the Beach condo and were more than surprised at the level of amenities provided, as well as the great location on the east shore of Kauai, given the incredible per-night price we paid ($79!). There was a new and super-comfy king-size bed, with an abundance of pillows for all extremities - with additional pillows in the armoire, if we wanted more. (We enjoy comfort!) The room was the same size as an average hotel room, with the king-size bed, small sofa (with convertible bed), coffe table, flat-screen TV, free wifi, a DVD player, well-stocked small kitchen (plates, bowls, silverware, blender, toaster, etc.), and the bathroom was plenty big as well. Also provided were beach towels, beach mats, and a big beach umbrella, and beverage cooler shoulderbag. All great provisions, since we used them all and would have been a nightmare to pack and travel with. There was a coin-op laundry facility in a separate building, and a small pool with pool bar and Bbqs for tenant use. The grounds were very clean and well kept. I would recommend staying on the east side of the island if you are going to be traveling to the north, south and west shores/areas during your stay, since it is easier and overall faster to access these places from centralized east shore. As for what we liked best and least about the condo, the best was easily the price and location. The least (though hardly a complaint): beaches on the east shore are not the most swimmable/snorkeling friendly, so we had to travel to other beaches to enjoy the water. The other least favorite aspect was the very slow one-lane traffic up and down Kapa'a throughout most of the day. Plan for extra time before leaving. Overall, this place gets five stars from us, though others - who's standards of comfort and luxury are very high - might disagree. This isn't a five-star luxury hotel by any means, but all things considered, it's a winner in our book, being regular folks and all ;)
Great deal in central Kauai
globetrotter719 from Orange County, California on 04/29/2012 said:
This condo was an excellent choice for us. We wanted to stay in Kapaa because we planned to visit all parts of the island and we had heard the food is the best here. We picked the perfect base from which to make excursions. The condo was furnished well - we were able to prepare our own meals when we wanted to and used the free beach towels and cooler bag provided. The laundry facilities are just across the bottom of the stairs and there is a great fish place called Kilauea Fish Market right next door. It wasn't necessary for us to have an ocean view since we saw so many of the beaches around the island and the beach in front of the hotel isn't really swimmable anyhow. The curtain issue was a bit annoying when we wanted to access the patio but it wasn't enough to deter a 5 star rating. Kristen was very thorough in her emails and enjoyable to make arrangements with. Thank you aloha condos for a great stay.
Johnathan from Vancouver, B.C., Canada on 02/12/2012 said:
We really enjoyed our room and surrounding property. Loved the nearby beach and the central location. The Front Desk staff were very helpful and all the staff were friendly and courteous. It makes us want to go back for the staff alone. Our suite was very clean and we left it very clean. There is one minor complaint - it was difficult to pull the curtains back and forth. Also, even though we knew there would not be a stove top in the kitchen, we did miss not having an element to cook. A suggestion to you is to install a one-burner element in the suite. I think it would go a long way, as cooking in the microwave is limiting.
Angie from Chicago on 12/30/2011 said:
Very well appointed condo. Had all of the amenities needed.
Carol from Southlake, TX on 11/19/2011 said:
This was a wonderful place to stay. It was clean , very quiet and well-equipped. It was close to one of the quietest beaches we came across. It is definetly a repeat option.
Vivek from Seattle on 06/26/2011 said:
Clean apartment. Feels like home when you walk in and had no problems at all. Make sure you ask all guests to read the welcome book on the table.It has very important instructions. It took us sometime to figure out that the internet password was located in the book.
Carolyn from Hillsboro, Oregon on 04/09/2011 said:
This place was a great find. It had a great price, great location and was just so perfect. The trail that meets up with the paved bike path was a hit. It made our morning runs so enjoyable!We were three friends traveling together and it was just right. The fold out bed realistically sleeps one average size adult comfortably and the bathroom is nice and big. The kitchenette could use some larger mixing/salad bowl type of ware and plater for taking things out to the BBQ. Overall the place was very well kept and clean. The curtains were a bit of a bear and could use some draw strings, or I am afraid someone is going to rip them down :)
Kathleen from Wenatchee, WA on 03/23/2011 said:
Although a little small, this was a great room. It was beautifully decorated, comfortable and located centrally to make day trips so easily accessible. The garden view was beautiful. I do wish the condo information would indicate there are stairs. Fortunately there is only one flight and they are fairly easy.
The Nomuras from Huntington Beach, California on 03/23/2011 said:
My husband and I were very pleased with our stay @ this condo. We found the location to be very centric - and would definitely stay here again. You're walking distance to a market, take out restaurants, and 1 formal restaurant next door. Parking was certainly challenging if we left the unit after 4pm. All of the red curbs were filled with cars who also had the permits for the complex - and we never saw a tow truck. The view out of the unit was great - we had garden & ocean views - with a great cross breeze.
Not really a condo!
Pat from Loveland, OH on 03/21/2011 said:
We enjoyed our stay at Islander on the Beach. It's a beautiful setting on the beach and it's hard to beat the value. However, calling it a condo is misleading. It's really just a hotel room, and not a huge one. I've stayed at many hotels, mostly chain hotels, and had much larger "ordinary" hotel rooms than this was. It was clean and comfortable, but we didn't really have a place to put our suitcases. The closet was hard to use for clothes because it is used to store several items for use by the room guests (ironing board, boogie board, blankets, etc. A nice hotel room, just not a condo.
Elissa from Colorado Springs,CO on 03/03/2011 said:
The location was OK as we could indeed see a slice of the ocean.The lack of additional eating utensils and bare bones cooking items to prepare food was substandard...one of the poorest equipped units we have ever stayed in. Opening the sliding door for fresh air was always hampered by the drapery as you had to pull on both in opposite directions to reach the door handle...very strange arrangement.
Location fantastic, ocean view great and great room.
Sue & Mike from Newton, Iowa on 01/26/2011 said:
The location is close to Coconut Market, so makes for some fun shopping. The view of the ocean is great. Resturants close driving distance.
Steve and Pauline Smith from Marysville, Washington, USA 98270 on 11/15/2010 said:
very comfortable, met all our needs and then some. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone.
Everything we needed
Former locals come back to visit from Oregon on 09/30/2010 said:
Our unit offered everything we needed for our two week stay. It was clean,comfortable and nicely decorated--and the couch, microwave, sink, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator made it a real studio unit. The air conditioner was silent and effective and the bed was huge. The unit was supplied with extras such as beach towels, dishes and even a blender (do you like pina coladas?). The balcony was spacious, with a table and chairs, but only a garden view. However the unit is very convenient to the beach, pool, laundry and ice machine...really everything a "low maintenance" traveler needs!
artist from venice, CA on 09/18/2010 said:
The room was exceptionally clean, and the bed was superb -- the best hotel bed ever!
A Wonderful Vacation!
Frequent Kauai visitor from Las Vegas, Nevada on 08/03/2010 said:
When we first entered the condo (#271), we were delighted with the way the condo was decorated. It was beautifully furnished and very clean. We had stayed at Islander on the Beach hotel section last summer and the room wasn&#8217;t as pretty as this condo. The location is central to all parts of the island. There is a Wi-Fi connection for your computer. We went to the pool occasionally. The service from the condo management company was excellent. Our stay at this condo exceeded our expectations. Sincerely, Laraine & Bob D&#8217;Amico (July 22-July 30, 2010)
A wonderful experience!
Terry and Ron from Maui on 04/27/2010 said:
There was nothing about our recent stay in #271 that we did not like. We knew going in that it was a double and sofa bed so the size was not an issue and both were very comfortable. Also knew there was no freezer in the refrigerator but the ice machine was close by. The unit had everything you could need and we would definitely come back for a repeat visit.
Nice place on at a reasonable price
Happy traveler from Central Illinois on 03/18/2010 said:
Clean and neat, only drawback was the bed was a double and not a queen. No toaster oven but micro- oven and fidge worked fine. Extras included a nice lanai (porch), good tv but no time to watch. Ice chest for our trips to see other parts of the island. Plenty of space and couch/futon was handy. Bad parking situation, lot just not big enough. You MUST go to the lobby and window sticker to park overnight and avoid being towed. Location is great because you more or less in the middle of driveable island. Beach is nice buy not swimable. Management was pleasant and helpful.
Amazing location and Condo!
The Elliott's from Sparks, Nevada on 03/10/2010 said:
The condo was perfect! It looked just like the photos. My husband and I wanted to relax and we definitely did! The condo is about a one minute walk to the beach. There are beach towels and mats for sun bathing and swimming inside the condo. Along the beach there are beach chairs provided by the Islander on the Beach! We loved sitting outside on the lanai to eat breakfast. We were very surprised that it has a partial ocean view! The condo looked very up to date. There are granite counter tops, stainless steel refrigerator, flat screen TV and we loved the Hawaiian decor! We went shopping at Costco when we arrived on the island. We ate lunch almost every day in the condo. The condo has gas BBQ's on property so we were able to BBQ one night! There is a little shopping mall across the parking lot. The Coconut Marketplace. They have a whole bunch of great shops for souvenirs. Make sure that you walk next door to the Beach Boy hotel and eat at the Hukilau Lanai for dinner. Their fish is very fresh and cooked to perfection! On our last day we were there when the Tsunami warning came. Kristin the property manager warned us at 5 am to get gas in our car and try to get an earlier flight out. We are very thankful that she warned us. She made us feel very well taken care. I would suggest this condo to everyone! Next time we go to Kauai we will stay in condo 271! Mahalo Kristin!
Great Place at a Great Price!
CK from NYC Area on 01/21/2010 said:
This place was great--quiet, clean, and affordable. The resort is right on the ocean and close to everything Kauai has to offer and the unit was really nicely decorated and comfortable. We will definately be back!
View view view
Mieke from Belgium on 05/08/2013 said:
This condo is lovely and nice decorated just like the pictures. Exceptional is the view from the terrace.The condo is near the beach and you wake up with the sound of the waves. The resort is very quiet and peaceful. The bed sleeps good, the towels are of a very good quality and everything is very clean. The owner answers prompt all your questions (check in procedures are very easy, it was the first time we stayed in a condo ) and gives a lot of information about restaurants, sightseeing and everything you can do in the neighbourhood ( walking distance ).There is a Lonely Planet in the condo.At arrival, we received a gift box with macademian nuts, parfum, free coffee,etc. Immediately, you feel at home. Thanks for the nice stay and we definitely come back !!
sean from carlsbad, ca. on 04/17/2013 said:
Loved the place. Everything you need for the beach. Chairs, games, mats for the beach even a umbrella. Centrally located. Close to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and beach. Definitely want to comeback.
Great place, great price, great welcome!
Jenn from Fort Collins, CO on 04/02/2013 said:
Our stay here was great overall. Nice to be steps from the beach. We stayed 8 nights; if this is your first time like ours, we enjoyed being central on the island - able to travel to each part within 30 minutes. I would suggest getting a maid about midweek just to make it feel clean again. Very welcoming because the room has beach towels, mini-fridge, books to explore the island with...great place to stay!
Great condo in a great location!
purplepiano from Ontario on 03/18/2013 said:
Great find! This clean and comfortable hotel-like unit was a great place for us to stay in as we explored Kauai. Located on the central east coast of the island, day trips in any direction were a manageable distance and you are able to explore all areas of the island without huge travel times. Located in a hotel complex, this unit gives you beach front resort style accommodation at a fraction of the price! Booking through the hotel proper would have been considerably more. This unit is well equipped with beach toys, lounge chairs, guide books and even a cookbook of tasty meals that can be made using room's kitchenette. A great deal and a relaxing place to stay while on Kauai.
Condo was everything that could be expected and more
Pete & Patti from Oconomowoc Wisconsin on 03/13/2013 said:
My wife sais she felt at home when we walked in the door. Everything you would need was there at your disposal. The bed was absoloutly wondweful as was everthing else. It made our trip something to remember. Again thank you for your help. Pete & Patti Miller
A convenient, comfortable, well maintained and attractive place
Kenneth and Connie Moss from Polson, MT on 02/27/2013 said:
We found the unit OK, and got in using the passkey; all was sparkling clean, and attractively decorated. Although small, it was comfortable; the lanai had chairs and table for dining. Well furnished with paper goods, coffee, Splenda, etc. Notebooks, hot/cold bag, nice beach chairs and towels a good touch. Location at Kapaa is convenient for travel either north or south and near groceries and restauants. Shops in Coconut Marketplace and the Farmer's Market easy walking distance. Parking satisfactory. We ate breakfast in every morning, but elected not to cook other meals; brought in some take-out foods. Renters should be aware it is on 3rd floor, and no elevator. This was OK with us, but might not be for some; we heard one couple arriving to be dismayed by no elevators. We liked good walking paths, and nearness to the beach also.
Scovelsmom from Cody, Wyoming on 02/10/2013 said:
Stayed the 1st 4 days of our 10 on Kauai in Unit # 361. Amazing value. Everything you need, nothing you don't! Excellent views. Super-comfy bed! Big bathroom. Great shops and restaurants close by. Amazing beach for walking and swimming. Fun toys to use in the water. Will absolutely return here!!! :)
Very nice condo rental - no surprises - lots of extras included
experienced value minded traveller from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 01/30/2013 said:
My wife and I rented Condo 361 at Islander on the Beach for 6 nights in Jan/13 and would highly recommend this unit to others. For a $99 per night rental, you cannot beat the quality of the unit, the location, and free extras provided. The unit was well equipped and was not outdated or worn out in any way. The extras such as dishes & utensils, blender (fresh fruit smoothies), insulated lunch bags (for picnics on isolated beaches) boogie boards and beach towels were appreciated and well used. Bath towels and amenities were well stocked and the king sized bed, sheets and pillows were very comfortable, even for my wife with a bad back. The beachview location allowed us to whale watch from the lanai and early morning walks along the beach to watch the spectacular sunrises were terrific. The tourist channel on TV was very informative re restaurants and secluded beaches to visit and other sites on the island to see. For the price, you cannot beat the value of Condo 361.
Edward from Eugene, Oregon on 01/09/2013 said:
My wife and I stood at the condo for a week and we had a great time. The location was also great. Near Kapa'a and just 10-15 mins from the airport. From here it was easy to drive down to Poipu or up to Hanalei. The place was very clean and had many amenities. Maryann has added many personal touches to the place and to our visit which we really appreciated. The kitchen area is a bit small and is not made for cooking so we would just buy juices and a few cold items to microwave (don't buy frozen, there is no freezer in the little fridge). Also, there is no elevator in the building so I imagine it would be hard for an elderly or disabled person to go up and down the flight of stairs.
Room with a view!
Faye H from BC, Canada on 12/30/2012 said:
What a lovely unit! Everything you would need was in the room, right down to the BBQ tools! We appreciated the binder of info, the drawer of games, plush bath towels, comfy bathrobes, beach chairs/beach towels/coolers and boogie boards! There is a great TV, DVD player, CD player (with music Cd's) and free Wifi to use! Awesome! The bed was comfy but we found the pillows a bit too firm. We loved that the Coconut Market was so close by. Being located on the central, east side of the island, made it very easy to drive to other areas of the island. Safeway, Wal-Mart, Costco, Starbucks and various malls are close by as well. Not with-in walking distance but just a quick drive away. The airport is only about 7 miles away! Talk about convenience.
Love love love it!
Jill from Phoenix on 12/11/2012 said:
Everything was perfect during my recent week-long stay in Condo 361. Maryann is delightful to do business with and check-in was a breeze. The view from the condo is amazing; the pictures really do not do it justice and the perch from the third floor allows the slider to be open whenever you want to enjoy the lull of the ocean waves. The condo is fresh, squeaky clean and thoughtfully furnished with kitchen implements, beach toys and many other small touches convenient for a traveler. The bed is super comfortable! Kapa'a is the best Kauai location for seeing all that the island offers. I was so sorry to leave but will be back again soon.
A very comfortable condo.
Lilli and Per from Woodland, WA on 11/26/2012 said:
Condo #361 is very comfortable, very well stocked and easy to live in. We stayed there for 2 weeks and enjoyed watching the sunrise right from the lanai every morning. The condo is conveniently located with easy access to both the North and the South shores. The owner does everything possible to make your stay a pleasant experience. In addition it is priced very reasonable. We would rent #361 again and will recommend this condo to friends.
Serene getaway - could not have picked a better condo.
Garretts from Florida on 11/08/2012 said:
What a beautiful & relaxing condo! It was perfect for our little getaway. This was our first visit to Kauai and we wanted to pick a location convenient to the airport and sightseeing, but also one that was quiet and serene where we could return and rest. Iob #361 was perfect. The whole process on alohaCondos.com was effortless. The owner was wonderful to work with. Everything that we needed was provided from dishes to bathrobes and the little gift basket was fabulous!!! She even had postcards in the room for us to use! We enjoyed the pool and hottub each evening. We shopped and ate at the Coconut Marketplace next door. We spent one day driving to the sights. Overall this was a great experience. Maybe next time we can stay longer. Thanks
Wonderful condo in beautiful Kauai
Amber from Portland, OR on 11/02/2012 said:
The condo is beautiful and well outfitted. The bed and linens were very comfortable and everything we needed was available there in the condo. The lanai was perfect for breakfast overlooking the ocean. Just a short walk to the beach or a quick drive to many great restaurants nearby. We explored both sides of the island and this condo was pretty much perfect location in the middle. While we were on the island, there was a tsunami warning. The staff was very helpful and we even got a phone call from Maryann. She has been very responsive and helpful through the whole process. I would highly recommend renting this beautiful place in paradise!
arantius from Kingswood on 09/21/2012 said:
Beautiful and cosy unit with fantastic location right next to the beach - the view from the third-floor balcony is really special. Super easy access, able to come and go with no hassles. Free wi-fi included was really fast. Situated in the middle of the east coast of Kauai, it's perfectly placed to spend a day exploring either north or south. Loved the little touches to make it feel homely like the welcome basket and free use of boogie-boards, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler bag.
Everything we hoped for and more!
k.a.foley from Boone, Iowa on 09/06/2012 said:
My husband and I reserved this condo for our honeymoon this summer. After the rush and stress of wedding prep, this was an ideal spot. We had heard these were some great condos and we read about all the things provided as well as the ideal location. It was all that and more! I told my husband, "I love coming back to our condo each day! It feels like home and it's so comfortable and relaxing." I was amazed at all the resources in the room - travel books, guest recommendations, and games to use during our stay, delicious coffee, and a generous welcome bag with delicious fruit and more! Also, we had a question right away when we got there, called the number we were given and had a quick friendly answer! Great place, friendly people, and the beach (where we even saw a seal!) right down the stairs. I really could not have dreamed of a better stay. Thank you to those who work hard to make this such a nice place! And one last note, a big thanks to the people who run it too for allowing it to be affordable! My husband and I were really trying to stick to a honeymoon budget and could not have made this trip work without finding such a great affordable place! Mahalo!
Clean, comfy, and homey!
Onseniers from Vancouver on 09/01/2012 said:
It's a gem! If you prefer Kapa'a for its central location and convenience (lots of good + affordable eats), and want to stay at a decent-priced condo, this is it! My husband and I were impressed with a lot of things in the unit. The unit won me from the start with its welcoming, fresh, homey scent! It's a great feeling to come "home" to a nice place to unwind from a day out in the sun. The room offers more than just a place to sleep. It was comfy with plush towels, area rugs, pillows, and bedding. I felt more like home than in a hotel! In terms of maintenance, I have seen a number of units on this property (at least 5 rooms), and this was by far the most well maintained! I've stayed at this resort property before, so I'm used to its small kitchenette, which can sometimes be quite limiting. Though, I was impressed to find a big binder put together by Maryann with cooking instructions and creative recipes. That was something totally unexpected. The Internet connection was great. Tv and DVD/CD player worked fine, and the drawer of board games & books were well kept. The unit provided a beach set (boogie board, cute towels), too. Besides travel guides, there was also a personally compiled binder with travel recommendations and stories on Kauai! Everywhere you look, you'll find nice personal touches. If you are looking for great value, comfort, and relaxation on Kauai, this unit has it all! If we go back to Kauai, we'd definitely stay here again!
Stanley from Torrance , California on 06/15/2012 said:
Absolutely exceeded our expectations !!! Had everything that made our vacation perfect :)
Tammy from Lake Dallas, TX on 06/09/2012 said:
My son and I stayed in this condo from 5/24/12 - 6/04/12. We absolutely loved our stay and all the personal touches in the condo. It is a great location on the east side of the island and easily accessible. We have stayed at the Islander many times and this was our first time in 36l. We enjoyed the sound of the ocean at night and appreciated how well taken care of the condo was. You can't go wrong staying here and look forward to many more stays in the future. Thank you!!! Tammy and Brandon/Lake Dallas, TX
5-star gem even better second time
Beachgirl from California on 04/19/2012 said:
Back for another stay in this unit, which has become my favorite. Even better this time. Great gift bag, and games, beach items, DVD player, and decaf coffee added. Just as last time, room is clean and towels and sheets top quality. Whales still hanging around and could be seen breaching and spouting! Drove all the way north and all the way west on 2 mornings as Kapaa is centrally located. Check in is never a problem. Loved free in-room WiFi and island music CDs. Definitely returning to this room.
Yellowknifers from YK on 02/20/2012 said:
Condo 361 was a great home base for our Kauai vacation. Check-in was easy, the room was clean and well equipped with dishes, glasses, beach gear and helpful guidebooks (Lonely planet, etc.). Definitely enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the lanai with a view of the ocean. A great stay.
Fabulous! Best Experience Ever!
Beachgirl from California on 12/22/2011 said:
Great condo, beautifully decorated, stocked, and maintained. Loved welcome gift bag, robe, boogie board. Fabulous ocean views that are better than photo. Fabulous value. Great central location on island. Will be back.
Phil from Sydney on 11/18/2011 said:
We felt at home here and appreciated the view and meals on the lanai. We would have used a DVD player if it was there (as advertised?) The rooms were very cleanly presented and we loved the welcome treats. The central location of this resort was valuable and the pool and BBQ were very good to have.
Great Place to stay
Jeremy from Plainwell Mi on 10/26/2011 said:
My wife and I had our fist trip to Hawaii and stayed 3 nights at the Islander. It is a great town to stay in. We also enjoyed the shopping and restaurants across the parking lot. Perfect place for a sunrise on the beach. Downtown is just a short drive and I recomend the shaved ice place on the right as you come into town. Get the ice cream in the center. We were also very pleased with the amenities in the room. We had postcards, boogie board, towels, and a few necessary kitchen supplies including a blender and coffee maker.
Gorgeous Views and a Great Value
Patti from Minden, Louisiana on 10/05/2011 said:
The views from the lanai are gorgeous. The condo was very clean and well appointed. Everything was exactly as described. I loved having the free wifi in the room. Great value and I would absolutely stay here again.
Like Staying at a Cute Little Cottage
Mandy from California on 09/05/2011 said:
What a great condo! It is so much nicer than the photos! The view of the ocean is incredible and very private (some rooms have a bike path or other path right in front of them with people on it at all hours). The room was extremely clean and it is evident that much effort has gone into decorating and furnishing the room, as well as keeping the furnishings and room clean. Everywhere you look in the room, there is some cute little decorator touch. Much of the artwork appears to be original photos, which were very interesting. The bath towels were soft and thick and the organic toiletries wonderful. Just as advertised, the bed linens were smooth and soft and I had the best sleep listening to the ocean. The little kitchenette was well stocked with colorful and useful items. Truly appreciated the spa robe for snuggling in after a shower (and for sitting in on the lanai early in the morning). Was delighted to have coffee for every night of stay (some rentals do not give coffee and you need to purchase a bag). Other great items were beach towels, beach chairs with built in coolers, boogie board, and the welcoming gift bag. I enjoyed reading the guest comment books to learn about places on island to visit. A great stay and I will be going back. Booking was easy and check in was a breeze. Kristen at aloha Condos makes sure that nothing goes wrong! Overall assessment: ONO!
Wow! Way better than we thought!!!
Chuck from GSO, NC on 08/13/2010 said:
The condo exceeded our expectations & the pictures didn't do it justice. Very clean & quiet. We were concerned about the parking mentioned by others but don't let this stop you from booking, the on-site security assisted you with parking if you arrived late so it was never a problem. To wake up and be oceanfront on your own lanai is incredible. The sunrise from the lanai was also an added bonus & surprise. The pool area is great and was never crowded. You can't beat the rate or the location, we will book again! It was a great experience & vacation.
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