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Kara Brown

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

A TRUE Oceanfront Condo

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Kauai Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Secluded Ocean-Front Condo (sleeps 4)

Aloha! Lae Nani Unit 526 was purchased and remodeled in 2013 by a family who wants to share this piece of paradise with others, offering a unique vacation experience to family, friends and guests.

Our condo is about a 10 minute drive from the airport and is located midway between the recreational and scenic attractions found on the island’s north and south shores. Lae Nani is located on the Coconut Coast overlooking Wailua Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It is refined and ‘Old Hawaiian’ rather than being pretentious or glitzy. Its extensive, lush grounds, swimming pool, gas grills, tennis and laundry facilities are clean and well-maintained. Parking is free. It's aglow with flowers, tropical plants and trees. It’s secluded, yet an easy walk to a large assortment of restaurants and shopping. In short, it is one of the best places to stay on Kauai.

Lae Nani has a number of accommodations for vacationers, some of which are special indeed. Our unit (526) is one of them. Here’s why:

• Unit 526 has been completely updated. It has stainless steel appliances, bamboo flooring, new décor, a large flatscreen television with dvd, and premium mattresses and bedding (King size in the master bedroom, extra length twin beds in the second bedroom). It is light, airy and comfortable.

• Unit 526 is a true ocean-front condominium. It’s about 50 feet from the beach. Nothing obstructs the ocean view or the rhythmic sound of the waves.

• Unit 526 is a second floor condo, which means that the spacious lanai is elevated, for glorious views of the ocean, sunrises, whale-watching and privacy. Yet because of the building’s design, it’s only one ½ flight of stairs to the front door.

• Unit 526 is an end unit at the western boundary of the property, adding to its already unique location and making it very private. An extra large window not possible in interior units translates into more light and a feeling of openness.

Please contact the owners for availability.

Mahalo!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kara Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Kara Brown

This is a family owned condo purchased 2012 by a family from Fort Collins, Colorado. After several vacations at Lae Nani, we knew we had found a real jewel, and when this particular unit (some say the best location at Lae Nani) came up for sale we knew we had something special and we jumped at the chance. Since then, we have updated this condo to make it our home away from home. We know you will enjoy it too!

Kara Brown purchased this condo in 2012

Why Kara Brown chose Kauai

A lot of property advertised as 'ocean front.' For most it is a stretch. Not so with Unit #526! This is a true ocean/beach front condo with unobstructed views of Wailua Bay and the Pacific Ocean beyond. From the living area you could be fooled into thinking you had taken to sea, as the surf rolls just outside the lanai.

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

A TRUE Oceanfront Condo
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Amazing, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed on this part of the island and were curious about it. This condo is so nice and so well priced, we figured there had to be a catch. There is no catch. We stayed for a very relaxing week and loved the location as it is so central to everything. This is a calm place: no big hype, just quiet and easy and beautiful. We ended up getting sushi at Safeway many nights and eating on the comfortable lanai. The lack of air conditioning was not a problem, except that the second bedroom felt pretty warm at night. The beds were very comfortable. The rest of the condo had plenty of breeze going through. The pool is HUGE and the ocean is pretty swimmable, depending on the tides.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Million-dollar-view and condo that has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at this beautiful condo. My jaw dropped when we first walked in and saw that magnificent view! The crashing waves, swaying palms, and the huge, perfectly landscaped yard area. Lots of light and open feeling in living room/dining area/kitchen. Kitchen is totally equipped with top-quality everything! I could work in that kitchen forever and gaze at that incredible view. Extremely comfortable beds, ceiling fans and standing vertical fans in both bedrooms and living room. Temp was very comfortable throughout condo. Building 5 directly faces the ocean and receives maximum airflow from tradewinds. Waves crash so loudly that we had to turn up TV volume! Lanai is large with table, chairs, and chaise -- we spent many enjoyable hours there playing games, reading, having coffee and meals, and enjoying the company of our gecko friend who showed up every morning. This condo is an end unit -- lots of privacy, but just a short walk to the huge pool with ocean view and lots of very comfortable chaise lounges. The pool area was quiet and very relaxing for reading and snoozing. We revisited our favorite restaurant, Hukilau Lanai (nearby at the Kauai Coast Resort near Coconut Marketplace). We also discovered great new places: Kilauea Fish Market (thanks, Kara!), Korean BBQ Restaurant, and Monico's Mexican. Our favorite breakfast spot is Kalaheo Coffee and Cafe (in Kalaheo) -- a good place to eat on your way to Waimea Canyon and Kokee/Kalalau Lookout. The North Shore area is a true paradise, especially the drive from Hanalei to the end of the road at Ke'e Beach. Every turn of the narrow road is a picture postcard. I hope it always remains that way. We loved staying at this beautiful condo -- our all-time favorite place to stay. I look forward to future visits there and am recommending it to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, GA
5

Beautiful condo, grounds, and view!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice island décor. Comfortable beds. Very clean. Would have been wonderful if it was air conditioned but got use to the damp warm air with the help of all the fans. Best location on the island and loved Kapaa with all the restaurants, shops, etc. also, close to the Path which we loved walking and running....great scenery. Easy drives to all other parts of the island. Property manager was very helpful and attentive when needed. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Paradise

  • 4 of 5

This was our fist visit to Kauai and the perfect location to see both the North and West sides (and everything in between).

The condo was nicely remodeled with a real tropical feel. I loved all the furniture and art.Was nicely stocked and we appreciated the extra towels and boogey boards. The beds were a perfect sleep.

The beach was perfect for swimming and snorkeling which was a wonderful surprise. It was actually our favorite beach on the island. The next time we visit I could just spend my week here!!!!

If it just had air conditioning it would be my favorite place ever

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado
5

Welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

It is a perfect vacation spot, easy driving to many sights or just chilling at the condo. The condo itself has a feeling of spaciousness and there is as much privacy as a person desires. There is easy access to two grocery stores. The coffee plantation, a canyon drive, the national park/lighthouse were fun adventures. We also enjoyed finding the historic Episcopal church and the nearby Lutheran church. Puzzling, sitting on the lanai, trying out the pool and enjoying the scenery were "at home" highlights. The property manager was responsive/helpful on a couple of occasions that we needed him to be. The property was as beautiful as advertised on the web site. I would recommend the property if you are coming to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chaska, MN
5

Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect - updates were very well done, everything was immaculate and well maintained. All new appliances, and the beds are extremely comfortable. Well equiped with everything we needed. There is a central laundry room for the resort which we used for a couple of loads.

The condo has a spacious lanai for dining with a beautiful ocean view. As an end unit it is very private and quiet, and just steps from the beach.

The location is great - centrally located and an easy drive to the north or south coasts. There are a number excellent restaurants within walking distance, and grocery stores nearby.

While there we did a helicopter tour (Blue Hawaiian), rented kayaks and paddled the nearby river (we are experienced kayakers so decided to rent on our own instead of a tour), golfed, and of course checked out all the great Kauai beaches and sites. I would definately recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled to hear from you and that you enjoyed our island home as much as we do. It's a very special place. Mahalo for the wonderful words.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Various
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
300 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
North Shore of Wailua Bay
Car: recommended

Our condo is an end unit located in a lush ocean/beach front setting on the north shore of Wailua Bay. While tucked away in a very secluded setting, the condo is within walking distance of numerous restaurants (from Kintaro Japanese Restaurant to the Brick Oven Pizza) and shopping, including the outdoor mall at the Coconut Marketplace. The condo is also a short drive from the quaint town center of Kapaa, and an approximate 10 minute drive from the City of Lihue and the Lihue Airport. Centrally located on Kauai's Coconut Coast, our condo is at the same time the perfect place to relax and recharge, and an ideal jumping-off point from which to explore Kauai's numerous attractions between the North and South Shores. The most difficult decision each day (if you choose not to stay home and relax on the lanai or soak up the sun at the pool) is whether to drive north to Hanalai Bay or further along to Haena State Park to hit the Kalalau Trial to take in the breathtaking Na Pali Coast, or instead to drive south to Poipu and beyond to Polihale State Park and the beautiful open beaches on Kauai's western shore. No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong!

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Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay
$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Prop Managment Fee $35 + Tax
Damage Protection $29 + Tax
Out-Clean Fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

$155 Out-Clean Fee
$35 Property Management Processing Fee
$29 Damage Protection Fee
Rates are based on a dbl occupancy stay. Rates of $15 per person applies for any additional guest up to no more than 2.
When making a reservation, we require a $250 deposit to guarantee the booking. Cancellation after the deposit is made and before the 60 day payment deadline will incur a $35 charge.

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Amenities

Kauai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 newly updated bathrooms. Bedroom 1 contains bath tub/shower for those wishing to bath small children.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 contains a new, high-end pillow top King mattress. 2nd Bedroom contains two new, high-end extra-long twin mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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