375 sq. ft. | Studio Condo | 1 Bath | Occupancy 3
- Second Floor
- Direct Beachfront Location
- Studio Condo with Kitchenette (no cooktop or oven)
- Decorator Touches Throughout
- King sized bed with full sleeper sofa
- Fantastic ocean view
- Free in-room WiFi
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette — Bar fridge, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker
- Laundry - Onsite
- Pool - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Day Spa - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
- Beach - 1 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
- Surfing - Nearby
- King Bed
- Sofa Bed — Full sleeper sofa
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- You are right on the beach front! From the room, you have an unobstructed view of the waves, as if the waves were coming to you.
- You have a table with 2 chairs. You have an even better view of the ocean. You can feel the cool trade wind breeze, and smell the salty air that only an ocean front can provide.
- Covered second floor entry
Studio Living Area
- One sofa plus a small table for drinks. One working table plus two chairs.
Studio Sleeping Area
- One king size bed, plus the sofa which is a pull-out full-size bed. The room sleeps up to 4.
- The kitchenette has a bar sink, microwave, bar fridge (no freezer), and coffee maker. We also provide plates and silverware, paper towels, napkins, dishsoap and a sponge. Ice machines are available in the compound.
- The full bathroom has a tub/shower, spacious vanity, excellent towels and basic bath amenities. There is also a built in hair dryer.
- The coin-operated laundry facility on site has 4 washers and 4 dryers.
- Studio unit with a queen sized bed and full sleeper sofa. Full bath and kitchenette equipped with bar sized refriderator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and blender. Fantastic ocean views!
- We are on the east side of the island, with easy access to both the south and north shores. Coconut Market Place is within walking distance for shopping and food. Wailua River is close by.
Better than I expected
Reviewed by Karen T
Was surprised at how well stocked the toiletries were. Very happy there was a blender. Bed was very comfortable View was outstanding. Loved the communal grills. Loved the recycling being so available. Everything was very clean. My husband liked the bathroom rugs. Made him feel at home.Appreciated the wine glasses & salt & pepper. A ceiling fan may cut down on using the air conditioner. Beach chairs were nice except one looked a little worn. The only thing we saw wrong was that one side of the bath towel rack was a little loose from the wall.
Excellent Vacation Rental
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
We really enjoyed our stay in this condo. It had a beautiful view and was very clean and nicely furnished. The extras like a cooler and beach chairs to borrow were really nice to have for our use. The location was excellent as well, close but not too close to the airport and well situated between sights on the island. Good restaurants and convenient shopping nearby as well. Plus a great price! I would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed by michigander
Our condo was clean and had a great little shopping center located directly behind which made it very convenient to grab something to eat or to purchase souvenirs. The beach was pretty good in front of the condo, there was a Monk seal on the beach the first day, that made my whole trip:) the view was spectacular. It was about 20 minutes from the airport. We would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed by Jill
The condo has an amazing view, and it was wonderful falling asleep to the sound of the waves. The unit was also very conveniently located, particularly for walking- we walked to Monico's Taqueria one night, and to Hukilau Lanai the second night, and had great meals at both. The condo also had some nice chairs (with cup holders!) that we were able to take to the beach, which was very nice. There were two things that might have improved our stay. It might be helpful to have a covered trash can in the unit- we found ourselves taking the trash out quite a bit because we didn't want the garbage to attract insects. It would also be nice if there was a stock of sugar packets for coffee in the morning.
Reviewed by Lisa
I was looking for an oceanfront property in Kapaa area, but did not want to spend a fortune. After much research I found this amazing property. Beautiful views and amazing sunrises every morning from the lanai. I was able to whale watch every morning (bring your binoculars!). The room is just what I needed and exactly as pictured. I was pleased to find a blender, so I made smoothies every morning with fresh local produce. The only complaints I have with this condo is that there is not much insulation between the rooms so I could hear every word said by my neighbors. Also, if you don't get a parking spot by 4pm, you are outta luck. People from the adjacent strip mall/bar also park in the same lot. You are within walking distance of many wonderful restaurants in the area. The Coconut Marketplace (which is directly behind the condo) is very run down and vacant. There are still 2 great food stands and the Eggbert restaurant (killer macadamia nut pancakes) for breakfast. Apparently the entire center is under renovations, so when that is complete, it will add that much more to this location. I stayed her for 2 wonderful weeks and would definitely book room #225 again! Mahalo!
Reviewed by Candy Shick
We love Condo 225. The view is incrediable and seeing the sun come up each morning from our deck is what I miss the most. The unit is clean and comfortable. Only thing missing was having more paper towels which we were too cheap to buy. The condo is close to the pool (love the Tiki grass hut that we enjoyed having Mai Tai's and watching the Seahawks on big screen T.V. Great restaurant right next door. Also, found a wonderful bakery close by so what more can you ask for. We will be back and that will be our third stay. Thanks for the view.
Reviewed by Gleidson
My partner and I booked this place for my birthday and we were not disappointed. It was very nice to wake up and sleep with the sound of the waves and having the beach just in front of the condo was very convenient. The kitchen area was a bit small, so it is hard to cook a meal, but in all, condo was very clean, the facilities were amazing,and I'd definitely come back!
Reviewed by RC
This was a great property - good view, on the oceanfront, well kept, and close to shopping and activities. From here, we went to Waimeia Canyon, on a Na Pali coast cruise and snorkel tour, to the Kauai Coffee Co., to see "South Pacific" dinner and show just south of us, and to the lighthouse on the North Shore and as far as that road went. Slept to the sound of breaking waves every night.
Reviewed by Wedding Guest
This unit was exactly as described on its website. It's a basic, clean room with a fantastic view and a great price. I personally always want an ocean front view and this one was perfect. You can get more luxurious, and expensive, accommodations next door at the Beachboy, but the view is everything to me. The air conditioning worked great and I think the bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. I even pulled off the sheets to see what it was. So if you are looking for a clean, inexpensive, centrally located room for two with a great view then this is the place. I would certainly come back here.
Reviewed by Emily
This condo was just what we needed for our stay in Kauai. We were out and about all day but it was great to come back here to crash in the evenings and listen to the ocean. Loved sitting on the deck and watching the waves. Love the location of Kapaa too. Highly recommend this condo.
Reviewed by Yvonne
Great value for this 2nd floor condo right on the beach. A bit of a drive to the activities of the north shore - but it's a lovely drive. The condo is well equipped, meticulously clean, and very comfortable. It's not large yet still has everything we needed. We slept with the sliding glass door open and heard the waves all night long. Wonderful.
Reviewed by Anthony
We stayed in unit 225 in the Kauai building for seven nights in June. This was our fourth trip to Hawaii and have always considered Islander on the Beach, but always chose to stay elsewhere. This trip we decided to give it a try and wondered why we haven't done it sooner. The complex itself is very nice. It is well maintained and manicured with a very nice pool, hot tub, and outdoor, staffed bar. The beach is also nice, and the complex leaves beach chairs out there for the guests. It is situated well in Kapaa, near restaurants, grocery, etc. The unit itself that we stayed in was perfect. It was clean, comfortable, and updated. The pictures do not lie, and depict what you actually see in the condo, or the great view from the lani. I can't say enough about the condo, complex, and overall very reasonable price to stay there. We hope to make it back to Kauai soon, and next time, we can save a lot of time and effort and just book this unit again. Thanks.
Reviewed by Frequent Traveler
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. Iâm 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.
Reviewed by Jim (Kimo)
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.
Reviewed by Nancy
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!!!
Reviewed by Sunita
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. :-)
Reviewed by MoD
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 guestâs 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.
Reviewed by Rorygirl
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.
Reviewed by Kevin
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.
Reviewed by In Love with Hawaii
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.
Reviewed by Betty & Ron Wells
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!
Reviewed by Nadia
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.
Reviewed by Condo 225 Beach Islander Resort
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 Iâm 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.
Reviewed by Shari Laroche
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.
Reviewed by Deirdre
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.
Reviewed by Deanne
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 canât 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
Reviewed by Love Kauai
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.
Reviewed by HawaiiVacationer
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.
Reviewed by Paul
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.
Reviewed by ---
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.