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Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- FREE WiFi!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Close To Beach. Pool View Studio Room On 2nd Floor Of Bldg 1.

Previously a Hilton Hotel, the Kauai Beach Resort is a magnificent 25-acre oceanfront luxury resort on a secluded 3-mile stretch of Kauai’s eastern coast. Minutes from the Lihue Airport, the resort is central to shopping, championship golf, a myriad of island activities, and all of Kauai's natural treasures.

Enjoy lounging around the swimming pools, soaking in one of the spas, or take a walk on the beach. Fine dining and exotic drinks await you at quaint restaurants and bars, one of which is poolside. Whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or relaxation, this is an amazing centrally located resort!

After undergoing an $18 Million renovation a years ago, the hotel rooms were converted to individually owned "condotels", most of which are offered to the public through the resort or online travel sites at retail prices. However, a select few are offered on VRBO at owner-direct rates with full privileges to the resort’s amenities! Our unit is a great location with views of the pools, the lush landscaping, and a partial view of the ocean which is just down the pathway!.

KAUAI RESORT AMENITIES

• 4 swimming pools, including 2 lagoon pools, 75-ft lava tube slide, & kid-friendly sand bottom pool.

• Two whirlpool spas, one amidst a stone grotto and surrounded by lush ferns and an exotic waterfall.

• Three restaurants offer a large variety of dining options from essential to exotic menus.

• Want breakfast in bed? Room service is also available.

• Poolside gazebo & bar (no shirt or shoes required!).

• Free WiFi access in lobby, restaurants, and now even the pool areas.

• Live outdoor Hawaiian entertainment.

• Boutique Spa and Fitness Center offering sauna, spa treatments, massages, and fitness equipment.

• Activities and tour desk.

• Guest laundry & dry cleaning.

• Car rental agency.

• ATM, convenience store, and vending machines.

OUR UNIT'S AMENITIES (#1228)

• Great location very close to the beach (< 1 minute walk!).

• Great views of the pools, waterfalls, and beautiful lagoon next to building.

• King size Serenity bed and Ottoman that can sleep a child.

• Flat screen TV with local and extended channels.

• FREE high speed wired or WiFi access.

• Counter height 3.5 cubic foot fridge for your fruit, soda pop, wine, ice cream, etc.

• In-room safe, blow dryer, ironing board.

• Complimentary Kona coffee & tea.

• Bathroom outfitted with granite vanity and travertine tile.

• A convenient writing desk with amazing views.

• Cooler, beach mats, and foldable chairs for your outings.

OPTIONAL SERVICES (Paid directly to resort)

• $25 / day parking fee for full valet service or self park.

• $20 / day for Roll-away bed or child's crib.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT POLICY

• Check-in time is 3:00 PM / Check-out time is 12:00 PM (noon).

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES

• Please note that daily maid service is not included when renting direct through VRBO. The $115 check-out cleaning fee included in your payment covers cleaning / re-stocking the condo after your stay. This is generally sufficient for the typical 3 - 5 day stay.

• For stays 7 days or longer, and fr each successive 7-day period, a ($75) mid-stay cleaning is performed at the OWNER'S EXPENSE.

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FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THIS A CONDO OR A HOTEL ROOM?

Both, sort of. Since the resort was previously a Hilton hotel, the units appear like hotel rooms. However, they are in fact privately owned “condotels”. The resort operates very much like a luxury hotel though, and most guests are not aware that the units are privately owned.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RENTING ON VRBO VS. THE RESORT OR ONLINE TRAVEL SITES?

Mainly price, but also maid service. Renting direct through VRBO usually saves you a lot of money; however, daily maid service is not included. The check out cleaning fee you paid takes care of cleaning and re-stocking the unit after your stay. This is ideal for the typical 3-4 day stay. We pay for your $75 mid-week cleaning / re-stocking of the unit for stays of 7 days or longer, and for each successive 7-day period.

DO ALL THE UNITS HAVE A VIEW OF THE OCEAN?

No. While the resort is situated right on the beach, its shape is like a large “U" with the opening toward the beach and with the pool area in the middle. Our unit is on the 2nd floor of Building 1, which is very close to the beach. It faces the interior pool area with a partial, but very pleasant view of the ocean, the pools, waterfall, spas, and a lagoon which is next to the building. Some of the Mountain View face away from the beach or the interior area, and there are also Lagoon View units that have a view of the lagoon area is between the resort and the Kauai Beach Villa condos. There are also units that directly face the fields next to the property. If you want to see the Google Maps layout of the resort, you can use this link: https://goo.gl/maps/CpErJhbDTnm. You can then select the satellite view to see it from above, or even see the street view imagery which includes the resort grounds!

DOES THE UNIT HAVE A KITCHEN?

No. These were previously hotel rooms, so they do not have kitchens.

CAN I COOK IN THE UNIT?

No. Local fire ordinances do not allow cooking in the units. There is a microwave in the lounge area of the 5th floor of Building 2 that can be used. We also replaced the mini-fridge that came with the unit to a counter-height 3.5 cubic foot fridge, so there’s plenty of room for soda, fruit, sandwich meat, and that bottle of wine to sip on while sitting on the lanai.

DO I NEED A CAR?

I recommend that you have a rental car for your stay. While the resort has pretty much everything you need to relax and have a great time, a car will allow you to take in the popular attractions as well as allowing you to go buy groceries, supplies, etc. There is an on-site car rental agency if you just want a car for a day; however, the rates are far higher than renting at the airport. It's a viable option for 1-day rental though.

IS THERE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?

No. Free shuttle service from the airport is not available to our guests. The resort does offer free shuttle service to / from the airport FOR GUESTS RENTING FROM THE RESORT AT RETAIL PRICES ONLY. If you don't plan to use a rental car, the best option is to use Roberts Hawaii express shuttles. Their rates are very reasonable. I recommend looking up their website and contact information and calling them directly. A guest recently told me that Uber is also now operating on the island.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE UNIT SLEEP?

In order to maximize my guests' comfort, I have limited the number of guests to 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. Local ordinances actually for a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. However, with a King size bed and an ottoman it’s ideally suited for 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. Note that roll-away beds or a child's cribs are available to rent from the resort for $20 / day.

ARE THERE ANY EXTRAS IN THE UNIT?

Our unit has beach mats, an ice cooler, and foldable chairs to take on your daily adventures.

ARE THERE BEACH TOWELS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH?

Your stay includes free towels, which you can use at the pools or to take to the local beaches. However, you will be assessed a $30 fee by the resort if you do not return the towels.

WHAT IS THE RESORT’S BEACH LIKE?

The resort is located directly on a 3-mile stretch of beautiful beach. However, while the beach is scenic, it is not considered a swimmable beach as it has quite a bit of coral and lava that can cut your feet. The surf can also be pretty challenging for most. It does some sandy sections, but it's best to go to one of Kauai's famous beaches for swimming.

DOES THE RESORT CHARGE A RESORT / CHECK-IN FEE?

Yes. The resort charges a $104 resort fee. We feel that this is excessive, so we only charge our guests $60. We pay the full $104 directly to the resort when we send in the reservation. (Note that guests renting directly from the resort or through retail travel sites pay a daily resort fee, the same parking fee - all while paying a MUCH higher rental rate!)

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR A DAILY PARKING FEE?

Yes, if you have a car the resort charges $25 /day for parking in their lot. This fee is paid by the guest at check-in.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR WI-FI INTERNET SERVICE?

No. It is now FREE in all the units. It also extends into the lobby, restaurants and bars, and even in the pool area!

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CONDO?

Two things - location and price. Since the condo is at the east end of building 1, it’s about a 1-minute walk to the beach! Views from the lanai are great with a partial view of the ocean, and the beautiful lagoon next to the building. The view from anywhere in the room is also great as the condo overlooks the interior area of the resort with the pools, waterfalls, spas, poolside bar, and pool lounge area.

DOES THE UNIT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

Yes. The unit has central air conditioning.

WHAT FLOOR IS THE UNIT ON?

Ours is Unit is #28 on the 2nd floor Building 1 (Unit #1228), on the side of the building closest to the beach.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS?

Sometimes. Please contact me with your vacation dates.

WILL YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR A LAST MINUTE BOOKING?

Possibly. If we have open days that appear to be at risk of not getting booked, we will certainly consider offering a discount. However, we require a minimum of 24 hour notice.

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LEGAL

- 14.42% Lodging tax is added to room rate

- TA Registration #10781163-03 / #18989355-01

** IF THIS CONDO IS BOOKED FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES, WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE AT THE SAME RESORT. VRBO LISTING #620921.

** IF YOU WANT A LARGER CONDO WITH FULL BEDROOM, LIVING ROOM, AND KITCHEN, CHECK OUT OUR CONDO ON THE SOUTH SHORES AREA AT THE KIAHUNA PLANTATION ON POIPU BEACH. VRBO #432760.

More Details

Owner
Rick Jackson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, tagalog
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Rick Jackson

Aloha! We are Rick & Marilyn from Temecula, CA. The first time we visited Kauai was on our honeymoon in 2002. Unfamiliar with the island, we decided to stay in nearby Kapaa'a, as it was a central location on the island. We found ourselves mesmerized by Kauai’s natural beauty, its friendly people, the rich culture, and the great climate. From that point on Kauai would forever be a part of our lives! We sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay at our little condo at the Kauai Beach Resort.

Rick Jackson purchased this hotel in 2016

Why Rick Jackson chose Līhuʻe

This resort is ideally suited for relatively short stays for a couple looking for a romantic retreat at a luxury resort. The location is also ideal because it is centrally located on the island with easy access to all the adventures available on this awesome island! We also love relaxing around the pools, walking to the on-site restaurants for dining or drinks. Taking walks along the 3-mile stretch of secluded and beautiful white sand beach while listening to the sounds of the surf is also very relaxing to us.

What makes this hotel unique

Location. Location. Location! Being located near the center of the island, this resort appeals to those looking for adventure, romance or relaxation. Feeling adventuresome? Drop by the Expedia Activity Desk desk off the main lobby and choose your adventure for the day. Afterwards, enjoy some romance with a walk on the beach before settling for dinner and drinks at one of its great restaurants, one with live entertainment. The location of our unit is also great, as it is very close to the beach and has great views over the central pool areas, which has a very festive ambiance to it.

Amenities

Līhuʻe Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, travertine tile
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Hotel Room - 1 king
  • Hotel room with King size Serenity bed and an ottoman / chaise lounge. Private balcony with ocean and pool view.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- FREE WiFi!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Manila, Utah
4

We had a wonderful stay at this resort!! Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

The resort is beautiful. The pool and hot tub area are great, only downfall is the pool not being heated, but the 2 hot tubs are very nice. Didnt really like keeping track of a towell card they issue and if you loose it it's a 20$ fee. Room was very clean and the bed was super comfortable. The beach leaves a little to be desired, we knew it wasnt swimmable but there's quite a bit of garbage in some areas. We didn't eat at any of the restaurant's there so i can't comment on that. I quite enjoyed the Tuesday night entertainment in the lobby, which i guess is usually at the pool area but the weather wasn't the best. Check in was very smooth and the staff was very accommodating and nice. Overall we quite enjoyed our stay and loved the partial ocean view and pool view room! Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This hotel is convenient because it's not too far from the airport and the room has a nice view of the pool and ocean. We enjoyed being able to travel around island from this central location as well as stay at the hotel since it has good amenities. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review, Michelle. It must have been very exciting to be at the Kauai Beach Resort right before the holidays. One of the main attractions of the KBR is its central location, which makes it a great launch point for your daily adventures. Of course, coming back to the pools, the whirlpool spas, the restaurants and bars, and a 3-mile beach for those evening walks can actually make you look forward to coming back to your home on Kauai! Much Aloha, Rick
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Kelowna West, BC
5

Beautiful Hotel

  • 5 of 5

You'll wake up to an amazing sunrise each morning. The room was very clean and modern, and the bed was comfortable. Fridge in the room was handy. Rick is very helpful and is quick to respond to questions. The hotel is a great location from which to explore the north end of the island. Lydgate State Park is very close and has a beach enclosed by rock wall, so very protected and is a great beach is you have children. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Terry! Your words captured the essence of a vacation at the Kauai Beach Resort. Nearby Lydgate State Park is indeed a great beach for kids, and is a popular area for locals. An even better beach for kids is Brennecke’s Beach in the South Shores area of Kauai, about 20 minutes away. I’m glad you got to explore the beautiful north end of the island. I hope you stay with again on future trips to Kauai. Much Aloha, Rick
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5

Excellent location, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation experience! Comfortable accommodations and amenities; appreciated having a coffee maker and fridge in the room, as well a cooler and beach mats. A towel rack or 2 (or 3) in the bathroom would be very helpful &/or hooks on the door to hang towels and wet swim suits (one hook butting up against the picture above the toilet wasn't enough). We enjoyed the hotel's restaurants and bars, and utilized the valet service vs. self parking our car... all of which was convenient. We were very relaxed during our stay ae're already looking at when to rebook!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review, Bernhard. Also, thanks for the tips for the bathroom hooks. In the coming year, I’ll be doing some upgrades on the unit to make it even better. However, I’m going to make sure to keep its Hawaii ambiance. Little details like you provided are very helpful. I’m so glad you enjoyed all the amenities at the resort. After all, it’s important to treat yourself to a relaxing vacation at least once a year! I look forward to your staying with us again on your next trip to Kauai! Much Aloha, Rick
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5

Beautiful Resort

  • 5 of 5

The resort is right on the beach and we awoke to watch a spectacular sunrise nearly every morning. Room was spacious, bed very comfortable. We loved. it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chondra for taking the time to post a review. Mornings are indeed a very special time at the Kauai Beach Resort! Marilyn and I also enjoy early morning walks on the beach before we get our day started. I hope you stay with us again on your next trip to Kauai. Much Aloha, Rick
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5

Great location and comfortable place!

  • 5 of 5

The unit overlooks the pools and has a view of the ocean. The bed is very comfortable and the ammenities of the location are ideal for all. (Restaurants, pools, SPA, and many activities) Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Janisse for taking the time to post a review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Kauai Beach Resort. It truly is a great resort with much to do and experience. It’s also a great central location for launching your daily adventures! Looking forward to your next stay. With much Aloha, Rick
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lihue international Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several restaurants and bars at the resort
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Wailua county golf course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 56
Nearest Restaurant
Several restaurants and bars at the resort
Car: recommended

Kauai Beach Resort is an luxury resort located on a secluded 3-mile section of beach only minutes from Lihue airport. It is also centrally located on the island, which is ideal for 1st time visitors to the island, or those that are planning on daily adventures.

Looking for romance and relaxation? If you're not planning on exploring the island, you'll find everything you need here at the Kauai Beach Resort. You don't even need a car - just take the free shuttle from the airport. Remember to bring your bathing suit and sun glasses though!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Resort fee $75
Check-out cleaning fee $115
Tax Rate 14.42%

GUEST PAID RESORT SERVICES (Paid to resort at check-in)
- $25 / day parking fee for full valet service or self park, paid to resort
- Roll-away bed or child's crib available for $20 / day
- WiFi is now FREE! (Previously $12.95 / day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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