Excellent 1st time experience in Kauai!
Submitted: December 23, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
We just returned from a week long stay at this rental. We had never been to Kauai before and relied on VRBO reviews to guide us in where to stay - we were truly happy with this rental and being able to be on the ocean was truly the highlight of our trip. The other reviews are accurate and I would HIGHLY recommend this vacation home to others, particularly families with children. We traveled with my parents (both retired) and our two year old son. The rental was plenty large enough for all of us to have room to spend time together, and to have quiet time alone. We enjoyed nightly meals and breakfast every day on the lanai - it was such a treat to fall asleep to the sound of the waves and walk out to the beach to see the stars at night. We've stayed at several other VRBOs in the past, and this was more well stocked than most - we found lots of condiments, sand toys, sun screen, etc, all of which we appreciated given the high cost of items on the Island. For us, Waimea was a perfect location. We wanted to be away from the crowds (we went during high season) and stay someplace that would allow us to experience small town Kauai - this fit the bill. We also wanted to be close to hiking, and were able to do several dayhikes in nearby Waimea Canyon. Finally, we wanted to be guaranteed sun as we were coming from the northwest in the winter - we had sun every day in Waimea, even when it was raining on the rest of the Island. While the beach in front of the condo was not safe for swimming, our son enjoyed playing in the sand and we could watch whales and boats in the distance - not bad! We went to Salt Pond Beach Park, which is the closest swimmable beach for children, and it was only 10 minutes away. Aside from Salt Pond, you are close to Polihale, Hanapepe (a great art town) and Port Allen (where Napali cruises leave from).
This house truly felt like a home away from home - just what you want when traveling with family! We hope to return on our next visit to Kauai. Mahalo!
Families with Young Children
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