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Islander on the Beach, Condo 225 — Kapaa

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Owner/Manager: Julie Buckmaster

Phone: (650) 274-8549

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Tax ID: TA-136-447-5904-01

Islander on the Beach, Condo 224/225 - Policies
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This unit is privately owned and you are renting directly from the homeowner whose company name is Kauai Islander 224-25 (as will appear on your credit card statement), Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax ID TA-136-447-5904-01, General Excise Tax ID GE-136-447-5904-01. Reservations are therefore non-transferable between other units.

Check-in time is 3 PM and checkout time is 10 AM. 

  • You will receive an email from with the comfirmation of your booking. Please add that email address to your contact so that the email will not be treated as spam.

Deposit and Payment

•    A Non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total rental amount must be received to confirm a reservation
•    Full payment of the rental balance due is required no less than 30 days prior to the checkin date.
•    A security deposit of $250 is also required and will be authorized on your credit card 7 days prior to arrival. A charge may result for damage to the condo, missing contents, keys, or for exceeding the maximum number of allowed overnight guests.

•    Reservation deposit is non-refundable
•    Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the check-in date can have the deposit applied to a stay at the same Aloha Condos property within one year of the original checkin date.
•    Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to check-in will forfeit all deposits
•    Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to check-in will forfeit all deposits and rental balance due payments

Cleaning Fees

•    All stays have a checkout cleaning fee of $80. Stays of more than 10 days have additional mandatory interim cleaning fees of $80. For example, if you had reserved the condo for 28 days, there would be two interim cleanings during your stay. One on the 10th day and one on the 20th day, as well as the checkout cleaning after you checkout.
•    There is a $40/hour charge for excessive cleaning, beyond standard checkout cleaning. If you go to the beach, please rinse off the sand by the shower next to the swimming pool. Excessive sand in the unit will require additional cleaning and will be charged additional cleaning fees. Upon departure, you are responsible to remove all the trash from the unit, as well as items in the refrigerator. There is a trash bin by the stairs on the ground floor.

Resort Fees

Our guests DO NOT pay resort fees. As a result, our guests will not have some of amenities that guests who pay resort fee would have. The services that our guests do not have are: 1. no access to laundary room; 2. no services from the lobby front desk except picking up the parking permit.

Our guests DO have access the pool, the pool bar, and the BBQ area.

General Policies
•    Smoking is strictly prohibited in the condo or on the condo lanai and doing so will result in full loss of security deposit.  We have covered lanais, so the smoke gets trapped and blows into the unit.  If you smoke away from the unit on the grounds, please be sure the dispose of your cigarettes appropriately, but not in the condo.

•    No pets of any kind are allowed in the condo or on the condo lanai.
•    Make sure that all keys are left behind at the condo. We charge a $25 replacement fee for each key not left in the condo.
•    NO portable appliances of any kind, such as grills, electric stove, etc., are allowed to be used in the unit and lanai. Use of portable appliances will result in forfeiting the entire amount security deposit.
•    We charge a fee of $25 for any missing beach or bath towels upon checkout.
•    Please do not feed the birds from the lanai.
•    HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY- No refund will be given unless a “mandatory evacuation order” has been given by the National weather Service for the surrounding area. In the event the “mandatory evacuation order” is issued, we will refund:
a-    Any unused portion of rents of a guest currently occupying the house.
b-    Any advance rents or deposits collected for a guest that is scheduled to arrive during the “Hurricane Warning” period.
•    We provide sheets for each bed and two bath towels per stated guest.  There is no daily maid service. If you have an interim clean included with your reservation we will launder the linens during the clean.
•    We also provide a reasonable amount of amenities such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, & for your use.  Should you run out, you are responsible for purchasing additional products for the duration of your stay, unless you have an interim clean at which time we will replenish those supplies.
•    Keep indoor furniture indoors, and outdoor furniture outdoors.  There is a $50 fee if furniture needs to be moved back to its original place upon your departure.  For example, if you move a large glass table, the management company will have to hire someone to go help the housekeeper put it back.
•    GUESTS ARE RESPONSILBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOR AT ISLANDER ON THE BEACH.  Violation of the rules can result in fines, and guests are responsible for paying those fines.  In severe cases if guests are permanently removed from the condo and from the grounds of Islander by the homeowner, property manager, resort management company or the police the guest will not be refunded for rent paid for unused nights, even if the guest is prohibited from returning to the property.
•    Guests are required to report any damages immediately to on-island contact Monica Labuguen at, phone 808 635-8589. 

Liability Waiver

By accepting this reservation, all guests are expressly agreed that:

  • The OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any accidents, injuries or illness the guests that occur during their stay on the premise or its facilities.
  • The OWNER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests.
  • all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to the premise.

It's more of a room with a microwave/fridge than a real condo but the view of the ocean is spectacular and you can leave the balcony door open and listen to the ocean all night. I would definitely stay here again.

Yvette from Wyoming
Pool at Islander on the Beach Beachfront at Islander on the Beach Beach Access at Islander on the Beach Resort Entrance of Islander on the Beach Resort Lobby at Islander on the Beach Island Shops near Islander on the Beach Islander on the Beach, Kapaa, Kauai

375 sq. ft. | Studio Condo | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

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  • Second Floor
  • Direct Beachfront Location
  • Studio Condo with Kitchenette (no cooktop or oven)
  • Decorator Touches Throughout
  • King sized bed
  • Fantastic ocean view
  • Free in-room WiFi

Features & Amenities


  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront Resort


  • Air Conditioning
  • Pool - Shared
  • Parking - Free
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Hair Dryer


  • Kitchenette — Bar fridge, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven


  • King Bed
  • Sofa Bed — Full sleeper sofa


  • Internet - Wireless [Free]


  • Beach - 1 Min Walk
  • Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
  • Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Golfing Nearby
  • Day Spa - Nearby


  • Lanai/Balcony
  • BBQ Grill [Gas/Electric] - Shared


  • TV - No HDTV
  • Beach Chair (2)


  • Family-Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Honeymoon Spot
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


Room Descriptions


  • 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.

Entry Area

  • Covered second floor entry

Studio Living Area

  • One working table plus two chairs.

Studio Sleeping Area

  • One king size bed. The room sleeps up to 2.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!



Great Stay!

Reviewed by Kimberly

Date 05/06/2019

The room was great! Perfect size, the air conditioner kept out just enough humdity to sleep comfortably and when it was cool outside, we slept with the patio door open so we could hear the waves. It's not fancy, the place is worn but so cozy and welcoming. If I had one negative, it would be that they could probably use some new white bathroom towels, the ones we had were pretty dingy but smelled clean so it was fine. I would book this exact room again. Beautiful view.

Great Value in a Ocean View Condo

Reviewed by Jacquie

Date 04/16/2019

The tidy, well kept unit has incredible views and a great central location for adventuring all over the island. The unit comes well furnished with essentials including a cooler to borrow. Waking up to an ocean side sunrise jumpstarted our daily adventures. Very pleased with the condo and happy with the price. Would book again.

Awesome view

Reviewed by Mike

Date 03/05/2019

Cute and cozy. Very good location to go anywhere. Would recommend and stay again.

Great view from the room

Reviewed by Tim

Date 02/27/2019

We got into the resort late at night. When I opened up the sliding glass door on the balcony and heard the crashing of the waves I was very pleasantly surprised. I knew we would have an ocean view but didn’t realize it’d be so close. We spent every morning on the beach watching the beautiful sunrises. It was definitely great place to stay. The condo room itself is nothing fancy, but it was clean and so close to the water.

Needs some TLC

Reviewed by A Kauai visitor

Date 02/20/2019

225 at the Islander has much potential. This was the 3rd unit we stayed in during our time on Kauai. It does have a stellar view from the lanai and when we arrived, smelled fresh and looked very clean. But it requires maintenance and looks very tired: The front door sticks and is difficult to close without a loud bang, the lanai furniture is literally on its last legs, AND the bed squeaks whenever anyone turns over in the bed. Doesn't make for a restful sleep for sure. The decor is ok but not very appealing. This place could be spectacular with some TLC. As well, this was the only condo that we stayed in that demanded a security deposit of $350.00. All in all, probably would not return.

Affordable luxury with a view!

Reviewed by Adam

Date 12/09/2018

My wife and I stayed here for a few days on our honeymoon. The oceans views, watching the sunrise from bed over the ocean and keeping our patio door open all night for the sea breeze were the highlights of this place. The close market had good food and all the travel necessities and gifts you may need. We did run out of toilet paper on the last day, luckily we had some of our own. Also, we got a warning on our vehicle for parking without a pass which we were not given or told about.

Manager Response

Glad you enjoy your stay. Sorry for the short in toilet paper. You can give my on-island manager and ask her to stock it. She is very responsive. The parking permit requirement is written in the instructions in the email you received. You must have missed it when you read that. Luckily nothing happens.

Fantastic view, very comfortable stay

Reviewed by Chad

Date 12/01/2018

Our stay in Condo 225 was very relaxing. From the time we landed, till the day we left - the views from the balcony were phenomenal. Everyday we would wake up and catch sunrise with coffee. The resort is ideally located too. There is a convenience store close by which tends to be more expensive than the Safeway further down the road. But for smaller items - you cannot beat its location. You can walk to it. There are couple of good restaurants on their side of condo as you walk along the beach. One of them (Lava Lava) has a show at around 6pm which pleasantly surprised us.

The only feedback I would give is to update the cabinets. Due to the weather and humidity, their age is beginning to show. Otherwise no complaints.

Lovely Ocean View

Reviewed by Stephen F

Date 11/01/2018

Spectacular ocean view from the balcony. Having a second floor condo allowed us to fall asleep to the ocean waves. And a sunrise with a cup of coffee every morning was amazing. The condo was clean and about the size of a small hotel room with a small sink and a well supplied kitchenette. Would not suit us for longer than a few days. We loved walking to nearby restaurants. Traffic backups were common. Also disappointed that there wasn't a longer walking path, but there was easy access to nearby beaches from our unit.

Great stay, great condo!

Reviewed by Rhonda

Date 10/20/2018

I loved staying in this condo: Steps away from snorkeling, sunbathing, the pool, a great market, food places, a wonderful coffee house and the perfect bar by the pool!! I hardly drove my car! Sitting on the lanai with an evening drink was fabulous and waking up every morning to a wonderful sunrise viewed from the lanai was fabulous as well!! I also enjoyed the walking path located right downstairs...a great way to get a few steps in before lazing by the ocean or pool.I was a solo visitor and felt very safe in this perfect, clean condo! It was the perfect size for me and could have held another easily.I hope to stay here again when I visit Kauai!I definitely recommend this place!

Very enjoyable stay

Reviewed by Lane

Date 09/20/2018

Location! Location! Location! Can you imagine the thrill that we had upon our first visit to Kauai, when we arrived at our condo to find this ocean view out our Lana’i? Spectacular to say the least!… The condo is not large, but was well suitable for our needs, and very well-kept. I would highly recommend staying here, and may very well come back myself on a future visit...

Condo 225

Reviewed by William H Ebro

Date 08/25/2018

We had a very pleasant stay at the Islander on the Beach condo 225. We loved the old feel of the whole place reminiscent of the days when first vacation in Kauai in the early 80s. The place was clean and just the right square footage for two people. It was very homey and comfortable. Thank you Julie Buckmaster for keeping the place well stocked. We’d come back again.

Studio Hilton

Reviewed by Steven

Date 08/09/2018

This unit is smallish for two people and both my wife and I are not big either.On the other hand it is equipped with everything that you would need to a certain point.I like the touch of a umbrella, beach towels, and tommy Bahama beach chairs. The location was in a good area and our ocean view was magnificent.Perfect for one person and a child perhaps.

Beachfront Condo

Reviewed by Cindy

Date 06/22/2018

The apartment on the 2nd floor but is steps to the beach, you can see the ocean crashing the shoreline in your condo balcony and you can see ocean spray on the balcony screen door.

The condo has equipped with many amenities, the kitchenette has more than you would find at normal hotel rooms. It not only comes with a mini fridge, it also comes with a microwave and a toaster oven. It has plates, cups, utensils, foil, sponge, dish washing soap for all your small cooking needs. The bathroom has bath towels, hand/face towels, and beach towels. In the shower it has caddy that holds shampoo, hair conditioner, and shower gel. (It doesn't share what brand each are) The bathroom sink has a bottle of what seemed to be hand soap (no pump) - but I couldn't tell. I did not use its shampoo/conditioner or the bottle of hand soap, I used the shower gel when I wash my hands at the sink, otherwise I brought my own toiletries. The blow dryer turns on but it does not work. The bed is squeaky even just sitting on it otherwise very comfortable. A/C works and it was needed because it was so hot outside. We spent two days staying in the hotel room working on our laptops and there were constructions happening next door (or upstairs) for about 2 hours the first day and 1 hour the 2nd. Most people would be out and about during that time so you probably wouldn't notice it. Wifi has no issues, it's great! TV works and has abundance of channels to choose from. (select tv -> click power, select cable -> click power) balcony is great, but there are a lot of foot traffic to and from the beach - if you are looking at private beachfront this isn't for you.

The only other issue I have besides the bed being squeaky is the parking at night. There are ample of parking during the day but at night (after ~8:30pm), the parking fills up - some with car passes, some without. There is a lounge on property so I think that's why there are more cars than there are parking if people are enjoying food/entertainment at the lounge. We had to call the front desk to ask what to do and they said the Coconut Marketplace is their filler parking, if you have a car pass, you can park there for the night.

If there are any concerns, the contact number for the local point of contact is printed on the wall - we had a hard time finding the AC remote and I called, and found the remote on the wall. The lady on the phone was super nice.

Overall this location is fabulous! Close to the beach & close to shops and restaurants. During one of our stay, a seal was sleeping on the beach!

Great condo at Islander on the Neach

Reviewed by Bonnie

Date 03/28/2018

225 Was a nice condo on the second floor directly on the beach...we enjoyed keeping just the screen door closed at night so that we could hear the sound of the ocean all night long. The condo complex is beautiful and the condo has just a small kitchenette which is perfect for making a meal or two a day of you like. The bed was also very comfortable. The weather was unusually rainy but this location was good for trying to go to what ever part of the island had some 🌞 sun

Review of Unit 225

Reviewed by William Cunnien

Date 03/10/2018

Wonderful unit with a great location and view. Tastefully decorated and kitchenette is perfect size. King size bed is very comfortable. The resort is in a great location and within walking distance to restaurants and stores. A few housekeeping suggestions: Grab bars and a hook on the bathroom door would be helpful. Upon arriving the floor was sticky. Floors should be wet mopped before new guests. The hairdryer did not work. We very much enjoyed our stay and would like to return next winter.

Great place to stay

Reviewed by Yvette

Date 02/06/2018

It's more of a room with a microwave/fridge than a real condo but the view of the ocean is spectacular and you can leave the balcony door open and listen to the ocean all night. I would definitely stay here again.

Repeat visitor.

Reviewed by Thomas

Date 02/02/2018

We have visited islander several times and love the location. Sadly 225 need some normal repairs and updating.

Great place to stay

Reviewed by DAVID

Date 01/05/2018

Great view of the ocean, small place but a great value given the view.

2017 November Visit

Reviewed by Daniel D

Date 11/20/2017

This was our second stay at condo 225 and everything went very well we will be back here in the future

Perfect lodging experience

Reviewed by Jacqueline

Date 09/20/2017

Loved the balcony and the view. I cant get over how close we were to the water. I loved the location. We even swam in the water down on the right in the sandy area and it was clear and beautiful. No bugs ever encountered in or outside. The landscaping is mature and kept up beautifully. Loved the 2 beach chairs. toaster, microwave, sink, refrigerator. Only thing is needed is a updated hairdryer (I have long hair), no problems with the plumbing. Will be back next time on Kaua i! Mahalo!!


Reviewed by Michelle

Date 08/25/2017

Islander on the Beach was beautiful! We had an amazing time and enjoyed our stay. Condo 225 had everything we needed. We plan on returning everry year and hope to get this condo!

Beyond impressed and happy

Reviewed by Cynthia

Date 05/19/2017

We loved condo 225, great view we just happen to be there during a full moon so the evening view was AWSOME. Very comfortably bed, clean room that had every accommodations possible. We were able to BBQ by the pool, walked down to the restaurant Lava Lava serveral times which was just a quick stroll from us and having the ABC store within walking distance was very convenient. The parking lot was being redone so we did have a difficult time finding parking but that was uncontrollable. Our refrigerator broke and my husband and I were amazed when in less than 8 hours we had a brand new refrigerator.

We highly recommend this condo and we will be back, thank you Julie!!

Jay & Cindi Haubner

Great island stay

Reviewed by Kathy

Date 04/20/2017

225 Codo offered impressive ocean sounds and view. Comfortable accommodations with benefit of a small kitchenette with microwave,toaster oven and dorm style refrigerator. Bed was OK. Great location to get around Kauai. We would stay here again.

Beachfront 225

Reviewed by Valerie

Date 04/18/2017

We had a wonderful stay with the ocean waves putting us to sleep each night! The condo is great and the pool bar and adjacent restaurant was terrific! We arrived on a Tuesday with live music at the pool bar. The only draw back is there are no laundry facilities on the property for owners use. No worries the music and location to all other adventures are within walking distance.


Reviewed by Ian & Karen

Date 04/06/2017

We loved our stay at Islander On The Beach! The central location let us explore whatever part of the island we wanted to, and there is a fantastic coffee shop, take-out restaurant, and grocery store in the immediate vicinity. We want to come back soon!

Beautiful Month in Kauai

Reviewed by John

Date 03/22/2017

Our 6th straight year staying at Islander on the Beach but first in 225. Had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The new dishware was an added plus. Plenty of towels and shower necessities also. Sitting on the lanai in the morning with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise was a great start to the day.No fault to the condo owner but the one big complaint is the lack of parking spaces for the visitors. Already reserved our room for next year (for a month).

Great View; So Relaxing

Reviewed by Erin

Date 02/01/2017

The view from the condo is spectacular; it was amazing to sit on the lanai and either watch or listen to the waves crash down, and it was nice to have the screen door so we could sleep with the sliding door open. The price of the condo was great for the location, and we really appreciated having dishes and the microwave and toaster in the room. Lots of towels and beach towels also came in handy. The sheets, bathroom rug and shower curtain could use a refresh, but otherwise, we were completely satisfied with our stay and would love to come back as soon as possible. We visited in January and didn't really need the air conditioner, but appreciated having it when the room got too musty. The beach outside was beautiful, but the waves were a little too hard for swimming or wading, and the sand is also kind of rough. We did see some people snorkeling while we were there. Pool bar was the activity hub for the resort every night, and we highly recommend the Hukilau Lanai next door for dinner.

Islander on the Beach

Reviewed by Candy

Date 01/24/2017

We love our unit #225, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to watch the sunrise is the best. The grounds are well maintained as well is the pool. Great little Tiki Bar by the pool. This was our 3rd time staying and won't be our last.

Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed by Alana

Date 01/13/2017

Julie was such a wonderful host! She was extremely helpful and responsive prior to our stay. We had everything we needed in the condo, and it was clean and comfy. Everything was so simply and easy that we had no hang ups getting in or out, and the place was at the PERFECT spot! LOVE the ocean view from the balcony - if you're a morning coffee drinker, you'll especially appreciate it. The condo is right on the beach and Kapa'a is a wonderful town. You're in a great central location for traveling to different spots on the North & South side of the island if you rented a car (not sure about the West, we didn't really make it over there but I'm sure it's not too bad either), but I could've spent all 4 days just wandering around Kapa'a and laying on the beach too. 10-15 minutes from Lihue airport which was awesome. We look forward to staying again!! Mahalo, Julie!!!

Condo 225 stay

Reviewed by Daniel D

Date 11/23/2016

We were just in Kauai for a week on Nov. 12 2016. The stay at unit 225 was great everything was just as described maybe better. We hope to return to Kauai and stay in the unit again.

Condo 225

Reviewed by lilli

Date 11/17/2016

We had a wonderful stay at your condo. As always we so enjoyed being right on the beach. Thank you for getting us the toaster oven so quickly. The condo was well supplied, especially after the mid term cleaning when we got a good supply of towels, even beach towels.The lamp over the dining table does not work which I let Monica know . But it was not repaired.I also asked her to please clean the bed side lamp because the skirt on the woman has a very, very thick layer of dust in all the folds. It wasn't cleaned. Just for your information.

Aloha,Per and Lilli Zeeberg

Manager Response

Thank you for the kind comment. We have taken steps to address those issues.

Islander on the Beach 225

Reviewed by Lisa

Date 10/17/2016

We enjoyed our stay at Islander on the Beach 225. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The view from the lanai is simply outstanding. It was so nice to hear the waves at night and watch the sunrise and sunset each day--very peaceful and relaxing.

I miss you Kauai.

Reviewed by Scott

Date 08/26/2016

I had a great vacation. The unit was clean, bed was comfy, the view was great, and I liked the location of the resort.

Its was close to good restaurants. Some within walking distance too, which was perfect. its about a hour and 15 to Waimea Canyon and around 50 I'd guess to the end of the road on north shore. Its about 15 minutes from the airport.

The pool and pool cabana were nice and fun to hangout at and meet people after coming back from adventuring around the island for the day.

I vacationed solo and would recommend this place anytime. The island is heavinly for sure. Hopefully there is a next time!

Mahallo., Until we meet again!

Unbelievable view!

Reviewed by Travis

Date 07/29/2016

Couldn't have asked for a better location. Being on the east side allowed us the best access to all parts of the island. The view was amazing, all we had to do was look out our door and we saw the ocean. We were seconds from the beach that was wonderful for walking. We kept our door open at night and got to listen to the waves white noise machine ever!!! There is a restaurant within 1 minutes walking distance called the Kiluea Fish Market which was fantastic! There is also a little market on the other side of the parking lot with cute shops. The condo was well equipped with chairs and a cooler, as well as a good selection of kitchen items. We would absolutely stay there again!!!

Great Stay

Reviewed by Steven

Date 05/27/2016

We enjoyed our stay here and found the condo to be well equipped, clean, and everything in working order. Thanks for providing an ice chest for daily outings. I'm glad the unit has A/C because we needed it at times. The wifi was "adequate". The quantity of parking spaces is inadequate, so plan on parking on the street if you return after 7-8pm, but it's not a big deal. Kapaa is a good central location for exploring the rest of the island. I will stay here again.

Wonderful Stay at Condo 225

Reviewed by Michael and Brenda

Date 04/27/2016

This was our third stay in an oceanfront condo at Islander on the Beach but the first time that we didn't rent through the resort. Condo 225 was better equipped including a toaster oven, hot plate, and beach chairs and towels than the resort condos. We were also able to obtain a parking permit and use the pool without paying a resort fee.

Great condo

Reviewed by Norm B.

Date 04/12/2016

The condo is very nice and located on beautiful grounds and is situated with a full ocean front view. Being on the second floor, you have a terrific view and people walking on the path in front cannot look into your condo.Very nice pool area and a nice bar next to the pool. The travel agent in the lobby is very helpful in providing island information and making reservations for helicopter rides, shows, etc.

Be aware that the parking lot gets filled up quickly in the evening.

Great Location, Clean Condo, Awesome View

Reviewed by Mark

Date 02/25/2016

My wife and I spent the 2nd half of our honeymoon in Julie's condo #225. It was in great condition and clean. The view off the back balcony can't be beat. And just a few steps to a great beach. Great location with several restaurants, bars and shopping within easy walking distance. The condominium complex was well kept and I was impressed by the frequent presence of a security guard walking the grounds and patrolling the parking lot. I would highly recommend this one as an economical place to stay, no issues and a convenient location in Kauai. Aloha

Our stay in Condo 225.

Reviewed by Robert

Date 02/10/2016

We had a wonderful stay in the condo. The beach towels and chairs came in very handy. The location and views were outstanding. It was wonderful to be lulled to sleep by the ocean every night.

We needed to purchase a broom to help sweep up the sand that manages to find its way into the room. The rugs in the bathroom could use replacing.

Otherwise it was a very nice place, very reasonable. We would come back again.



Reviewed by Jessica

Date 01/06/2016

Unit 225 was a great little gem for my fiancé and I while we stayed in Kauai. It was conveniently located near shopping, the main highway (which is more like a road on Kauai), good food, and the beach path. The guys at the pool bar were really nice, as we're the cleaning people that we encountered. I wish the be a h was nicer (you can't swim because of the coral), but that is just how it is in Kapa'a. You are a quick walk or drive to some of the most amazi f beaches in the world! The unit itself was well-appointed and had beach chairs and a mini cooler for our use, as well as mini fridge, microwave, oven, and coffee maker. It was well-looked after.

Islander on the Beach

Reviewed by Christine

Date 11/22/2015

Very easy to book. All information sent Was easy to follow. Condo exactly as described and owner answered all communications. Thank you.

Spectacular View and beautiful location !!!!

Reviewed by Shankkar

Date 10/08/2015

The 4 nights we stayed was very memorable. We loved the location of this place and nearness to Kapaa town and midway to all the north and south coast attractions.

The room was perfect for two, well maintained and felt at home. The balcony was the best relaxing place as it was just a few yards to the beach and the ocean. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends.

Condo 225 Balcony is the Best Place on Kauai

Reviewed by Svetlana

Date 08/31/2015

We had a whale of a time and absolutely enjoyed all our expeditions: driving up into the thick clouds over the Na Pali Coast and waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of the phantom view in the mist, spending a day in Waimea Canyon and being blown away by its breathtaking vistas, hiking the jungle-like Kalalau Trail, getting a taste of Hawaiian culture at a Luau, soaking in Queens bath, snorkelling and filming beautiful turtles, monk seals and fish... But most of all we loved our homecomings to Islander on the Beach. At night, lazing in a hammock gazing at the stars and the moon, sipping morning coffee while embracing the world freshly baked, watching the waves, walking along the beach, collecting shells and pebbles... Broiling fresh Mahi-Mahi and washing it down with fruity Mai Tai... We felt in love with the island and believed that the very best place in Kauai was our Islander balcony in condo 225. Palm trees ocean view we had is really really really hard to beat... Cook-a-doodle-dooooo and mahalo-mahalo-mahalo!

Wonderful location and beautiful view!

Reviewed by JMenjoylife

Date 04/12/2015

Perfect place for my husband and I. Small but all we needed. Loved being beachfront and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean.

Great Stay!

Reviewed by Estephania

Date 02/26/2015

The views and location are fabulous! Everything for two people, easy fun! The second floor is nice as people do like to walk the bluff between you and the beach and it buffers you from that.We like the Hokulai Lanai restaurant close by. We have dinner in the lounge, get a table before the duo starts, and enjoy the music, the breezes and the food!

Loved being so close to the beach and hearing the waves from our room!

Reviewed by ish93

Date 11/17/2014

It was easy to find. It was clean and close to shopping and food. We loved the close proximity to the beach and the grounds were beautiful! The only down side was that the pool and hot tub were closed during our entire visit.

Better than I expected

Reviewed by Karen T

Date 09/08/2014

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.

great location, great ocean view

Reviewed by Cornel E

Date 08/31/2014

in the past we rented 224 and 225 and thoroughly enjoyed both of's a great value great service, we will definitely stay in these units again

Excellent Vacation Rental

Reviewed by HeatField

Date 08/23/2014

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!

Room was O.K.

Reviewed by Marilee M

Date 06/19/2014

Great view of the ocean. The 1st floor is blocked by bushes so this Room #225 on the 2nd floor is better to see the ocean. Coffee pot did not work & was a little dirtier than expected. Bed sheets & towel had a strange smell to them. I would stay in this room only if another similar is not available.


Reviewed by michigander

Date 04/12/2014

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

Date 04/04/2014

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.

Ocean front at great price!

Reviewed by Lisa

Date 03/16/2014

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!

Beautiful Kauai

Reviewed by Delores

Date 02/01/2014

Just spent 4 days in beautiful condo unit 225. This is a great beachfront unit. Has everything you need for a relaxing vacation watching whales. Would stay here again.

Listening to the ocean from our Bed!!!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 01/23/2014

We love Condo 225. The view is incrediable and seeing thesun 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.

Amazing location

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/03/2013

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!

It was great, and definitely exceeded our expectations.

Reviewed by RC

Date 10/24/2013

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.

Perfect for Us

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/22/2013

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.

Great View and Location

Reviewed by travelgurusd

Date 08/14/2013

Great ocean front view and location is central in the center of Kauai. The condo was fully stocked and clean. We enjoyed our stay there.

Great little Ocean Front Condo

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 08/10/2013

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.

Right on the Ocean!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 08/02/2013

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.

Very nice condo, very nice complex

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 07/02/2013

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.

Convenient location with a great view.

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 04/25/2013

We loved the oceanfront view and the location made a great base for enjoying all Kauai has to offer.

Mediocre experience

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 03/22/2013

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.

Manager Response

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. I’m 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!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 12/21/2012

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!

Reviewed by Nancy

Date 11/24/2012

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!

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 06/15/2012

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

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 06/03/2012

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.

Manager Response

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 guest’s 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

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 03/18/2012

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

Reviewed by Julie T

Date 03/14/2012

The location was perfect. The unit is small. Instructions from management were concise. Clean. Quiet.

Islander On The Beach Condo 225 in January

Reviewed by Kevin

Date 02/06/2012

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!

Reviewed by In Love with Hawaii

Date 02/04/2012

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.

Simply Paradise!

Reviewed by Betty & Ron Wells

Date 01/06/2012

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 john

Date 12/29/2011

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

Reviewed by Nadia

Date 12/19/2011

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!

Reviewed by Arizonian

Date 11/22/2011

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

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/01/2011

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.

Manager Response

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 I’m 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.

Best Ever

Reviewed by Shari Laroche

Date 04/26/2011

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

Reviewed by Jeff

Date 04/19/2011

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

Reviewed by The Traveling Martins

Date 04/05/2011

We were very pleased with our stay and the location. A beautiful place and great destination.

Loved to hear the waves at night

Reviewed by Deirdre

Date 04/03/2011

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

Reviewed by Stuart and Dianne

Date 03/07/2011

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.

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 02/21/2011

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.

Manager Response

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 can’t 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

Reviewed by Love Kauai

Date 01/11/2011

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

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 11/28/2010

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 kpankiw

Date 11/25/2010

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!

Reviewed by Paul

Date 10/30/2010

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.

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 09/12/2010

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

Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer

Date 08/28/2010

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.



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