Islander on the Beach 225
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
94 Guest Reviews
Perfect View Homey Feel
Lovely stay in #225 Islander on the Beach. Perfect location to explore both the north and south shores of Kauai. Beachfront views allowed for sunrise greeting on the balcony. Comfy bed and loved the quilt unit is complete with chairs and cooler. Coffeemaker and some... more extras in the cabinet filed my needs. Microwave + Toaster oven incl. Lovely gardens, pool, hot tub + beach bar. Coconut Marketplace out front to purchase anything you need as well as a hula show my first night. Recommend less
— Joan, Stayed 11/23/2019
Nice little unit, very relaxing. Great view off the balcony. Bed comfortable. Don't expect to do a lot of cooking in this unit(It has microwave, mini-frig and toaster oven).
— John, Stayed 11/12/2019
The condo was great! Everything you needed. Wonderful ocean view and sounds. However a really bad issue with the front door not working properly. It needs a new lock. Very inconvenient trying to get in!
— Marianne, Stayed 11/05/2019
Thank you for your review. I sent my handyman to work on it the day you reported the problem. He told me at the end that the key works reasonably good. We had a locksmith service the lock and it should work properly now. As always you can call our local contact anytime with any issues. Thanks again! - Julie
Want to Return
Loved the location! There were wonderful beach chairs in the room and a cooler. The A/C was heavenly. Loved that we could walk to shops and restaurants!
— Nancy, Stayed 11/01/2019
relax ,refresh ,and rejuvenate
This room was everything and more we could hope for . The beach front room was quiet and had a breeze coming into it all day long. W e used the BBQ'S most night to cook dinner with a everything we needed with in a... more close proximity to the resort. The kitchenette was perfect for toasting a bagel or banana bread to start the day. The resort was close to our daily activities . we would recommend this room and resort . Very easy to communicate with the owner and manager and nothing was a issue . thank you for a great holiday. less
— Anne, Stayed 08/24/2019
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... more 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. less
— Kimberly, Stayed 05/06/2019
Great Value in a Ocean View Condo
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... more the condo and happy with the price. Would book again. less
— Jacquie, Stayed 04/16/2019
Cute and cozy. Very good location to go anywhere. Would recommend and stay again.
— Mike, Stayed 03/05/2019
Great view from the room
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... more 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. less
— Tim, Stayed 02/27/2019
Needs some TLC
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... more 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. less
— A Kauai visitor, Stayed 02/20/2019
Affordable luxury with a view!
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... more 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. less
— Adam, Stayed 12/09/2018
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
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... more 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. less
— Chad, Stayed 12/01/2018
Lovely Ocean View
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... more 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. less
— Stephen F, Stayed 11/01/2018
Great stay, great condo!
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... more 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! less
— Rhonda, Stayed 10/20/2018
Very enjoyable stay
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... more for our needs, and very well-kept. I would highly recommend staying here, and may very well come back myself on a future visit... less
— Lane, Stayed 09/20/2018
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... more 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. less
— William H Ebro, Stayed 08/25/2018
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... more Bahama beach chairs. The location was in a good area and our ocean view was magnificent. Perfect for one person and a child perhaps. less
— Steven, Stayed 08/09/2018
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 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! less
— Cindy, Stayed 06/22/2018
Great condo at Islander on the Neach
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... more 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 less
— Bonnie, Stayed 03/28/2018
Review of Unit 225
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... more 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. less
— William Cunnien, Stayed 03/10/2018
Great place to stay
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, Stayed 02/06/2018
We have visited islander several times and love the location. Sadly 225 need some normal repairs and updating.
— Thomas, Stayed 02/02/2018
Great place to stay
Great view of the ocean, small place but a great value given the view.
— DAVID, Stayed 01/05/2018
2017 November Visit
This was our second stay at condo 225 and everything went very well we will be back here in the future
— Daniel D, Stayed 11/20/2017
Perfect lodging experience
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... more 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!! less
— Jacqueline, Stayed 09/20/2017
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!
— Michelle, Stayed 08/25/2017
Beyond impressed and happy
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... more 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 less
— Cynthia, Stayed 05/19/2017
Great island stay
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.
— Kathy, Stayed 04/20/2017
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... more 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. less
— Valerie, Stayed 04/18/2017
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!
— Ian & Karen, Stayed 04/06/2017
Beautiful Month in Kauai
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... more 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). less
— John, Stayed 03/22/2017
Great View; So Relaxing
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... more 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. less
— Erin, Stayed 02/01/2017
Islander on the Beach
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... more staying and won't be our last. less
— Candy, Stayed 01/24/2017
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... more 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!!! less
— Alana, Stayed 01/13/2017
Condo 225 stay
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.
— Daniel D, Stayed 11/23/2016
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... more 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 less
— lilli, Stayed 11/17/2016
Thank you for the kind comment. We have taken steps to address those issues.
Islander on the Beach 225
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... more day--very peaceful and relaxing. less
— Lisa, Stayed 10/17/2016
I miss you Kauai.
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... more 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! less
— Scott, Stayed 08/26/2016
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... more from the beach that was wonderful for walking. We kept our door open at night and got to listen to the waves crashing...best 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!!! less
— Travis, Stayed 07/29/2016
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... more 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. less
— Steven , Stayed 05/27/2016
Wonderful Stay at Condo 225
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.... more We were also able to obtain a parking permit and use the pool without paying a resort fee. less
— Michael and Brenda, Stayed 04/27/2016
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... more 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. less
— Norm B., Stayed 04/12/2016
Great Location, Clean Condo, Awesome View
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,... more 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 less
— Mark, Stayed 02/25/2016
Our stay in Condo 225.
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... more 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. Mahalo! less
— Robert, Stayed 02/10/2016
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... more 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. less
— Jessica, Stayed 01/06/2016
Islander on the Beach
Very easy to book. All information sent Was easy to follow. Condo exactly as described and owner answered all communications. Thank you.
— Christine, Stayed 11/22/2015
Spectacular View and beautiful location !!!!
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... more 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. less
— Shankkar, Stayed 10/08/2015
Condo 225 Balcony is the Best Place on Kauai
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... more 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! less
— Svetlana, Stayed 08/31/2015
Wonderful location and beautiful view!
Perfect place for my husband and I. Small but all we needed. Loved being beachfront and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean.
— JMenjoylife, Stayed 04/12/2015
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... more have dinner in the lounge, get a table before the duo starts, and enjoy the music, the breezes and the food! less
— Estephania, Stayed 02/26/2015
Loved being so close to the beach and hearing the waves from our room!
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.
— ish93, Stayed 11/17/2014
Better than I expected
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... more 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. less
— Karen T, Stayed 09/08/2014
great location, great ocean view
in the past we rented 224 and 225 and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.it's a great value great service, we will definitely stay in these units again
— Cornel E, Stayed 08/31/2014
Excellent Vacation Rental
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... more 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! less
— HeatField, Stayed 08/23/2014
Room was O.K.
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... more smell to them. I would stay in this room only if another similar is not available. less
— Marilee M, Stayed 06/19/2014
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... more 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. less
— michigander, Stayed 04/12/2014
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... more 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. less
— Jill, Stayed 04/04/2014
Ocean front at great price!
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... more 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! less
— Lisa, Stayed 03/16/2014
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.
— Delores, Stayed 02/01/2014
Listening to the ocean from our Bed!!!
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/23/2014
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... more 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! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/03/2013
It was great, and definitely exceeded our expectations.
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... more 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. less
— RC, Stayed 10/24/2013
Perfect for Us
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/22/2013
Great View and Location
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.
— travelgurusd, Stayed 08/14/2013
Great little Ocean Front Condo
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... more waves. Love the location of Kapaa too. Highly recommend this condo. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 08/10/2013
Right on the Ocean!
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... more everything we needed. We slept with the sliding glass door open and heard the waves all night long. Wonderful. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 08/02/2013
Very nice condo, very nice complex
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 07/02/2013
Convenient location with a great view.
We loved the oceanfront view and the location made a great base for enjoying all Kauai has to offer.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/25/2013
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/22/2013
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!
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 12/21/2012
Great reasonable condo on the beach!
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... more 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!!! less
— Nancy, Stayed 11/24/2012
Loved our stay at the condo!
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!... more 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. :-) less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/15/2012
Very nice condo
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/03/2012
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
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/18/2012
Ocean front vacation
The location was perfect. The unit is small. Instructions from management were concise. Clean. Quiet.
— Julie T, Stayed 03/14/2012
Islander On The Beach Condo 225 in January
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... more 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. less
— Kevin, Stayed 02/06/2012
Totally exceeded our expectations!
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... more 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. less
— In Love with Hawaii, Stayed 02/04/2012
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... more balcony door open at night and listened to the sound of the waves crash against the shoreline. Simply "Paradise"! Mahalo for a wonderful stay! less
— Betty & Ron Wells, Stayed 01/06/2012
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.
— john, Stayed 12/29/2011
Wonderful stay at Condo 225
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... more very nice touch was a welcome package from aloha condos with some useful goodies. I would love to go back. less
— Nadia, Stayed 12/19/2011
Loved the oceanfront!
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!
— Arizonian, Stayed 11/22/2011
Condo 225 Islander Beach 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... more stained. It's a shame because the resort was really good. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/01/2011
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.
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... more 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. less
— Shari Laroche, Stayed 04/26/2011
great location great value
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
— Jeff, Stayed 04/19/2011
Great Vacation Destination
We were very pleased with our stay and the location. A beautiful place and great destination.
— The Traveling Martins, Stayed 04/05/2011
Loved to hear the waves at night
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... more 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. less
— Deirdre, Stayed 04/03/2011
Great value for money
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?
— Stuart and Dianne, Stayed 03/07/2011
Was overpriced for the unit.
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... more would recommend to a friend only if the price was lowered. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/21/2011
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
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... more 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. less
— Love Kauai, Stayed 01/11/2011
Great room for the money
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.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/28/2010
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.
— kpankiw, Stayed 11/25/2010
What a room with an unbelievable view!
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... more great for two but four it would be kinda close living. less
— Paul, Stayed 10/30/2010
Sleeping to the sound of the ocean with good value and comfort.
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.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/12/2010
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