- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
Aloha and welcome to our TOP FLOOR, gorgeous OCEAN VIEW Islander on the Beach condo in Kauai.
The large picture of the STUNNING OCEAN VIEW you see above IS your view from the condo. This picture is taken from the lanai.
FREE WIFI IN CONDO, not just in the lobby.
July 25-31 Special:
July 25-31, check out July 31
$85/nt plus tax and cleaning
WHAT WE OFFER:
STUNNING TOP FLOOR OCEAN VIEWS - Full gorgeous ocean views from the condo and lanai. You do not have to lean and turn your head to the right or left to see the v...iews.
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY - steps from a white sand beach.
SUPER FAST WIRELESS INTERNET - FREE inside the condo, not just in lobby
LUXURIOUS AMENITIES - travertine floors and granite counters.
EXCELLENT LOCATION - 30 minutes between north and south Kauai. 10 minutes to the Lihue airport.
EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE PRICE
We hope to have you as our guest.
We earned an 'excellent' rating from Trip Advisor
$97/nt - 7 nights and up
$679.00 per week plus tax and cleaning
$105/nt for 4-6 nights
Christmas/New Year 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015
$99/nt - 7 nights and up
$110/nt - 5-6 nights
plus tax and cleaning
Islander on the Beach Top Floor Gorgeous Oceanview
Additional Location Information
10 minutes from Lihue airport. The condo resort is beachfront, on the Wailua Beach adjacent to the Coconut Market Place. Minutes to restaurants and shops.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 28, 2014
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- Tax rate | 13.42% of rent
- Damage deposit | $150
- Cleaning fee | $75 per stay
- Towels Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 372 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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68 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Retirees from "Cold" Alberta, Canada
Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada
This is our second time to rent this studio condo. The first was such a positive experience that this time we stayed for a month. Esther is so efficient and prompt in her dealings with renters. Anything that is needing attention is quickly solved. The location on the island is great as it is mid-way from north and south attractions. Spectacular views from the lanai or from the eating table make this condo so very desirable. Location to the pools, beach, walking paths, shopping, restaurants, kayak and bike rentals could not be handier. The unit is very clean and offers all one needs to make a vacation very relaxing and enjoyable. This year we had in condo WiFi that was fast and my husband loved it.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
It's all about the great location!
This condo cannot be beat when it comes to the location. If you don't have a rental car, you have a few restaurants within walking distance. The condo is small, but very clean and neat, with all the necessary amenities. The view from the lanai is wonderful - we even spotted some humpback whales from there. Esther is a terrific condo owner who communicates well with her clients and who pays attention to all the little details. This year we had a special treat by sitting out on our lanai and enjoying musical entertainment poolside on Friday and Saturday nights.
Great condo with an amazing view, perfect for a couple on a budg
This was our first trip to Kauai. We didn't know where to stay, but we knew we needed a good deal. This condo provided a great view, was on the third floor, and was affordable. We were excited when we arrived because it was perfect for us. We didn't need a lot of space because we weren't planning on being in the room all that much. It had a mini fridge, small sink, and a lot of storage for your clothes! (I used every drawer and hanger that was provided!) :) There were dishes, glasses, mugs, and silverware to use. We felt very comfortable there. The pool was right outside of the condo and the bar had great service and fantastic drinks, especially the Mai Tai. :)
The location of this resort was great because right next door there were a few great places to eat. We went to the Kilauea Fish Market a few times. They had some yummy gluten free options. We also went to the Trees Lounge, they had scrumptious bacon wrapped shrimp! (My boyfriend's favorite!) There was also a little area with shops and shave ice, which we walked to a few times as well.
This was definitely a great place for us to stay. If we got back to the condo too late though, it was hard to find a parking spot in the lot. We had to park on the side of the road and walk. Also, there was construction going on that we didn't know about prior to our stay. It was a little noisy, but not too distracting. Just inquire about any construction that might be going on before you go, just so you're informed and prepared.
All in all, this place provided us with some fantastic, wonderful, and lasting memories. It was comfortable and included everything we needed for a terrific vacation. Thank you!! :)
Convenient and Comfortable
We loved our stay at Esther's condo. She is an excellent communicator and provided us with all the information we needed via email. They key is accessible via a locked box and is easy to find.
The condo is situated on a non-swimmable beach (which wasn't a problem for us, but may be for some) with beautiful ocean views. The pool area is smaller, but well-kept, and there were mainly older adults staying at the resort. The bar was reasonably priced, but we also saw people bringing their own drinks and food to the pool area. Grills are available for public use in the pool area too.
The room itself is not extremely large. We traveled as a couple and felt it was the perfect amount of space. There is a mini-kitchen, complete with dishes and silverware, that we took advantage of. However, everything needs to be prepared in a microwave, so keep that in mind when purchasing food. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable.
The property itself is very centrally located, with easy access to both the north and south shores of the island within an hour drive. The only negative was the parking situation. Be prepared to park in an adjacent lot with a pass obtained from the security guard if you will be arriving in after 6pm.
Esther was great, and we really enjoyed our stay.
Great getaway location on Kauai
The owner of this property is great to work with. Very easy check in process, and she checked in with us to ensure that everything met our expectations. The condo is just right for a get away. Perfect for a couple looking for couple looking to get away without breaking the bank. The queen size bed was very comfortable. The room has a sink, dinnerware, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster. Clean bathroom with plenty of towels. The lanai was great for enjoying morning coffee and breakfast, shaded during the hot afternoon sun. The location is perfect for travel to the north or south side of the island. Located right on the beach, hard to find that for the value of this rental. The property has a pool, and a nice poolside bar with great hosts. The location is right next to the Coconut Market Place with nice shops and dining.
Great experience on Kauai at this location!
We loved the location of this condo and the view from the lanai is spectacular. The condo offered all that we needed. Barbeques were on site if you wanted to make a full meal but eating options were very close by at the Coconut Marketplace. It was only a short walk to Safeway or Foodland as well as more restaurants. The pool and hot tub were well maintained and added to the enjoyment of our stay. Business arrangements with the owner were very professional and she met all our needs promptly and efficiently. The condo is located centrally on the island which made touring in either direction easy. The beach was not very suitable for swimming however lifeguarded beaches are nearby.
Perfect stay at the Islander on the beach!
The condo has it all!!! excellent view, secure, the best location in relation with the whole island, everything you need in a walking distance ad more.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Great spot, amazing value on Kauai
This vacation unit is exactly as advertised. The unit is perfect for the vacationing couple, includes good surface finishes and a nice little kitchenette, provides incredible views and the sound of the beach right outside the balcony patio, and is right in my favorite part of the island. You get plenty of sun and puffy clouds rolling overhead, nice breezes and some wind, dramatic waves crashing the beach, restaurants and shopping within easy walking distance. Several days we walked right to the beach and sat on lounge chairs watching the ocean. Beautiful. The unit is in a condo complex that is, overall, in very good condition, provides a nice pool and bar right outside your door, yet is quiet and tranquil at the same time. Esther, the owner, is friendly and professional and the entire experience went without a hitch. Lastly, the value is tremendous. Good luck finding a better price per night for a comparable stay anywhere on Kauai. We'l definitely be back.
Excellent location, excellent place to stay!
Great location!! Close to restaurants, shopping, and access to other areas of the island! Beautiful view of the ocean, which we took advantage of in the morning and in the evenings! Clean rook and very spacious, with everything you need during your stay and more!! Highly recommended, and Esther was wonderful to work with!!
Lovely condo on the beach with a nice pool and hot tub
The condo is beautiful with a nice view as you see it on the picture, it was clean, had all the linens and beach towels and beach chairs.
The grounds are lovely and there is a nice walk along the beach, it is not a swimming beach.
There are 2 shopping malls nearby, with a Foodland and a Safeway with many other stores.
We went sight seeing almost every day, the Island is small and very beautiful.
Esther was easy to work with right from the booking on.
If we come to Kauai again, we would stay in this condo.
Thank you, Esther.
CHRIS N AMBER
this perfect unit looks at the sunrise over the ocean, just beyond the pool. The pictures do not do it justice, it is absolutely breathtaking at sunrise. My wife and I stayed for about 10 days and enjoyed every bit of it. The unit is about 15 minutes from the airport by car (assuming you don't hit construction or the Kauai rush hour), and a short walk to food land or Safeway. A cute little shopping center neighbors the resort, but half of the shops are vacant. The pool and hot tub are great for adults or families. 4-6 happy hour at the pool bar, I strongly recommend mixing your own cocktails after a stop at Costco or Safeway. Could save you a lot of money. Dishes and glasses are available in the unit, we opted for disposable plates and utensils just for an easy clean-up. Their is a couple handy coolers available at the unit and we used a garbage bag lined cooler for our ice bucket. Ice machine is just a building over. Laundry facilities are close to the unit, but the one day we wanted to do laundry the dryers were out of order. The sign read "all dryers out of order". We just took our things to hanamaulu's plaza laundry (10 minute drive away). It may have been poor luck, I don't know? A car on the island is absolutely necessary no matter where you stay, and if you get in late, you may not find a parking spot, what we found is that the front desk will give you a parking pass to the neighboring resort at no charge. Everyone was so nice and the grounds are beautiful. The kayak tours that are based at the resort are a lot of fun and recommended for sure. Otherwise, you can not go wrong here, a really nice place, in a good location. Also the owner was easy to work with, always available if she was needed, and just an all around pleasant person. Thank you for letting us stay! The only reason I didn't recommend for 55+ is the 3 flights of stairs, otherwise great for seniors
Never want to leave
the view is perfect, we enjoyed breakfast watching the sun rise with this view. the room is clean & spacious.
Aloha spirit and value with a view in Kapaa!
Can't beat this! Clean, comfortable and modern with great views at a value price! Esther made it a breeze to check in and check out and we would welcome the opportunity to stay there again! Quite coincidentally, a couple of good friends of ours just happened to be staying in the same building as us and directly below on the first floor. They called us after we posted a pic of the great view from the balcony and posted it on Facebook (photo #2 attached). Pretty funny considering I didn't even say where we were on the island. We didn't even know they were in Hawaii! The following afternoon we had drinks by the pool with our friends from Tucson and then walked next door to the Hukilau Lanai for a wonderful dinner together!
Great sunshine getaway!!!
Right from the start, after I sent in my request expressing my interest in renting the place, Esther promptly replied within 30 minutes. The conversation was brief and direct. She sounded very pleasant and friendly. The whole transaction experience was clear and quick. The instruction to the place was crystal clear.
We've been coming to this hotel/condo every august for the past 6 years. We normally choose to stay on the ground floor. Esther's place is located on the 3rd floor with the great view of the ocean which we loved. Easy parking space. Whaler's General store is right near the premises (literally 3 min walking distance) Beach is right on the property. Pool Bar, good size pool. For us, Kapaa town is a great location that's near every other attractions; either driving to Poipu or North Shore is about 30 mins drive.
During the stay, we got few questions and text Esther. Again, she replied quickly. We can always get a hold of her and every question answered.
We would highly recommend renting from this owner and we can't wait to go back next year!!!
An Oceanview Oasis
I was a solo traveler, and stayed in this beautiful unit for a week. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, and offered clear instructions and guidelines.
The photos were accurate, but nothing is as good as the real experience.
The unit itself is quite nice with a large bathroom, comfortable bed, TV & DVD player, attractive furnishings, plenty of storage and a priceless view. The owners have also provided beach towels and beach chairs for guests' use. I didn't intend to cook, so the very basic kitchenette suited my needs just fine. I appreciated being on the top floor.
The Islander complex is ideally situated in a quieter part of Kapaa, with easy access to the rest of the island. (I've stayed in Princeville before-- pretty but so remote!) The complex itself is lovely, with well tended landscape and a terrific running/walking path along the beach. The pool and hot tub provided a welcome end to a day at the beach or a long run! Pool hours are 9 am-10 pm. There is a pool bar as well. The guest laundry is a plus. Free wifi in the lobby if you need it. The complex is one of several along this stretch of Kapaa, and two others have restaurants which you can walk to. The Coconut Marketplace is adjacent, and has a variety of eating options, too.
I highly recommend this unit.
This was the perfect condo for our stay in Kauai. The location was great, close and convenient to everything. The complex was immaculate. Esther was a pleasure to work with, she was very quick to respond to emails and telephone calls and even checked in a few times to see how things where going once we arrived (which I appreciated). The whole rental process went very smoothly. I would recommend this condo to family and friends and I would definitely stay there again.
Salt Lake City
We really enjoyed our stay at Esther's property. Esther is fantastic to work with, responds quickly, and does everything in her power to ensure a wonderful experience.
For us, we needed a place to land in between all our adventures. We didn't spend a lot of time in our room, so this property was ideal. The location is fantastic located in the center of the island so the north and south shores are both easily accessible without too long of a drive.
The beach off the Islander is small between the sand and the water. But, it's wonderful to lounge by and listen to the waves. There is shade and the beach works for boogie boarding.
We loved the pool and spent a few nights out there. The pool and property is cared for and very clean.
There is no wi-fi in the rooms, but I appreciated the opportunity to disconnect. Also, shampoo & conditioner are not provided.
Everything went smoothly and I would definitely recommend staying there for busy vacationers needing a place to land.
Great vacation rental on Kauai
We stayed here for 8 days for our honeymoon in summer. Condo has very good location near the beach,shops,restaurants and has useful services like laundry room in the area. There is free wifi in the lobby too. Condo was clean and spacious,nice beach is few steps (there were big waves). We used barbecue grill near swimming pool too. We were very satisfied with our choice. We spent there very nice days,everything was perfect :)
excellent all round
we stayed for 5 nights over july 4th. this place was in a great location for exploring the island, was very clean, and had all the amenities we needed. happy hour at the pool bar was great (thanks jason!) and an unexpected treat was the amazing restaurants and bars nearby. definitely recommend the tasting menu at hukilau lanai (right next door), the cocktails and food at the oasis on the beach (1 mile north - can walk to it along the beach), and mexican food at monico's (0.5 miles south). Also we had an amazing seafood omelette at eggberts in the coconut marketplace. the only downside i can think of is lack of a safe swimming beach within walking distance.
My Boyfriend and I stayed at the Islander on the Beach for a week in June and we just loved it. Quiet, clean, conveniently located; it was just perfect for our trip. Its a zip away from the highway, yet tucked close enough to be right beside the ocean. It's also close to Kapaa downtown so you're minutes to wonderful restaurants (like The art of Hemingway). The only downside was there is no wifi in the room but it's free at the lobby. All in all, great place and would love to stay here again.
Can't wait to return!
This was the perfect condo for our one-week stay in Kauai.It is exactly as described - perfect location for exploring; an ocean view; quiet complex with a great jacuzzi and bar; everything you need to make a few meals and more. Esther made the whole process very easy and we hope to return one day.
Excellent vacation rental perfectly located to explore the islan
Esther's condo was amazing! It is literally steps to the beach so we could fall asleep with the balcony door open listening to the sounds of the waves crashing. It's perfectly located on the East side of the island which makes it a great vantage point to explore the north and south sides of the island from.
Esther was great to deal with and made our week long stay a breeze.
We would definitely come back next year!
Patty and Bryce
Kailua Kona, HI
Great home base to exploring the island. Have plenty to do within the area too, good places to eat and the beach is right there! Esther was excellent to work with, easy to get a hold of and answered all my questions. Place was clean and comfortable, and more than enough space for a couple. Great views from the lanai, enjoyed mornings with coffee and whale watching, as well as relaxing dinners after a day spent hiking/surfing. Would definitely stay there again.
Love Love love this place!
We spent 10 days in the hotel. We had a lovely visit. The room is clean, well stocked with towels and linens and has a phenomenal view. I was nervous about renting by owner. It seemed very risky to me. The owner was a pleasure to work with! She was very attentive, very clear and maintained contact. She made sure we had all of the information we needed for a smooth visit and checked in with us at several points to make sure everything was going ok. The price was much cheaper than going through the hotel and we had access to all of the amenities, including laundry facilities. We've stayed at the hotel several times, but rented through the hotel rather than a private owner. We typically pay a premium for a beach front room. Never again. The only difference between the two experiences was the cost. We'll definitely return. The image provided is true to the view.
Relaxing, beautiful place to stay and near island site seeing.
We enjoyed staying at the resort. It was close to the quaint town of Kapaa. Every morning we ran along the beach and spent the days touring the beautiful, scenic island of Kauai. The third floor room gave us a sense of security to leave the doors open at night and hear the sounds of the ocean. I would recommend this place to all of our friends.
Sandra & Donald McDonald
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
We were not one bit disappointed choosing Esther's condo for our
Esther offers a very personalized service with her condo rental by communicating with you by phone or email prior to your stay and at the end of your vacation. If there had been any problem during our stay, we were confident that Esther would have gotten back to us immediately. The location, the amenities and the convenieces of the condo were exactly as described. Although small in size, the condo was more than adequate for 2 adults and was well equipped for preparing breakfasts and lunches. It was not necessary to run the aC due to a constant breeze off the ocean. The view of the ocean from our lanai during our morning coffee was a great way to start off our day.The condo's location on the east coast was ideal for us - we could explore the island and find the best beaches for swimming and snorkeling by heading either north or south.We really appreciated Esther providing beach chairs and a cooler to use for our picnics on the beach. It was also convenient to be a short drive from the airport, particularly when arriving on the island late at night. Our only concern with the location was the shortage of parking spots at the complex. It's not an issue if you don't have a rental car; however, if you wish to drive somewhere for dinner and don't get back until later in the evening, it can be very challenging to find a parking spot. We ended up going for dinner around 5:00 pm and returning early in order to avoid the parking hassle. We would highly recommend this very affordable condo and are already considering returning next year.
Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean!
I had a marvelous time! From the beginning of the rental process to
the end at check out was all so easy and hassle free! Ester made it a breeze!
I love Kauai and will definitely come back! The people here are so friendly!
Thanks Ester for everything!
More than what I had been expecting
Ester was perfectly professional to deal with. The condo was exactly what I was expecting, except it was way quieter than I had been anticipating and the grounds were immaculate. We were able to sleep in until any time that we liked as there wasn't much noise at all. Another pleasant surprise was that the location was very central. I was anticipating having to drive anywhere that I needed to go, but in reality there were plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and shops all with in walking distance. It was so nice to finally arrive after nearly missing the last flight of the night to find that my holiday was going to be just that, a holiday.
Best anniversary we have ever had.
Warming family enviroment. In the middle of everything. If you should stay anywhere you should stay here. Easy traveling around the island from this location. Me and my husband had a great time. This was our first time staying here but we had been to the island before. Relaxing by the pool with drinks was my husbands favorite part of the ammenities at the condo. However my faorite part was the view and being close to the beach. You can see the beach from the room and the pool. Loved it and we have reserved it again for next year.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
We (my boyfriend and I) stayed in Esther's unit for 1 week in November 2011, and dont have anything bad to say! It was a perfect room with a gorgeous beach view on a small resort-type property. The property is extremely well-kept, has great amenities like laundry facilities, pool, hot-tub, tiki bar and a BBQ patio which we took full advantage of. This location is quite central to the island and was a perfect home base for exploring as much of the island as we could in the short week we were there! I would recommend this unit to anyone!
Great location that lives up to its pictures and description
This is a great place to stay. I would recommend it to all.
The studio was perfect for a week-long stay - complex amenities (pool, tiki bar, WiFi in lobby, laundry, with the only negative the lack of parking spaces on some evenings); gorgeous sunrise views from the 3rd floor lanai; great beach for walking (we were lucky enough to see a monk seal resting on the sand); centrally located to all Kauai sites and sights; and lastly, the unit was spotlessly clean, nicely decorated and had just about everything we needed. Esther responded to all emails promptly (even when she herself was on holiday!) and even called to make sure we were enjoying our stay. We felt so much at home here, mahalo, Esther.
Condo within lovely well kept grounds with pool, hot tub, bbq and pool bar on site with nice atmosphere. Parking was sometimes a little tricky, expecially busy when returning in the evening but always found somewhere even if it was on the road just outside the parking lot a short walk away.
The room was compact but clean and comfortable. The kitchenette was small but adequate for what we needed. Only minor critisism being the bath towels smelt musty.
Any queries were answered quickly with a friendly manor by the owner.
All in all, good value and nice views from the condo. We enjoyed our stay very much. Read more
Response from Esther kelly - 01/16/2012
Sorry to hear about the towels as this is the first time any guest has mentioned anything about the towels. I will have my cleaner be extra careful with the towels. I would have corrected it if I had known during the stay. Thanks for letting me know.
Sam & Diane
35th wedding aniversary
Esther's condo is very nice, with a great view
it was great to have the beach chairs, we took them to lydgate park several times. the condo's
loaction is perfect for exploring Kauai. Esther was easy to work with. We got great pictures of a monk seal resting on the beach
next to our condo.
Exactly as described!
Fantastic stay in Esther's condo! If you're looking for luxury, then bring some extra money and head to the Princeville Resort. If you're looking for the basic amenities with a great price, a great view and a great central location on the island, then you've found the right place! As I mentioned, while the condo is stocked with basic amenities, the only other things I was left wanting was a bigger microwave (For my Costco-sized au gratin potatoes that wouldn't fit. Darn.) and a clock with an iPod dock to play some of my music while sitting on the lanai and enjoying the beautiful view of the ocean and the pool...and of course, the Tiki Bar at the pool- your best bet for a cocktail while relaxing in the sun near the sand. While several shops and restaurants at the Coconut Marketplace have closed in recent years, there are still a few good options there, and Trees Lounge located in the same parking lot as the Islander has a great happy hour and live entertainment almost every night, I believe. Just a short drive away is Scotty's Bbq- great food and an even better view. Just be sure to get back to your condo before it gets too late- parking can be difficult at the Islander later in the evening, so you might have a bit of a walk ahead of you. That said, I absolutely would not hesitate to stay at Esther's condo the next time I'm on Kauai!
Wonderful! Exactly as described!! :)
My boyfriend and I stayed in Esther's condo at the beginning of august, and our stay was absolutely wonderful! The property is just as described. It was very clean and the view was awesome! The condo is close to everything...food, shops, and the beach! I would highly, highly recommend renting from her! She was very involved in the rental process and answered all of our questions in a timely manner! I would definitely stay here again! :) Thank you Esther!
Great place, great spot
We stayed here in late July and found the place fantastic. The condo is very central, relative to the island, and hasa great view of the beach -- which has wonderful sunrises.
The room had everything we needed, and even beach chairs -- which turned out to be invaluable.
Ester manages the place wonderfully, and is very accessable for any queries you have.
We loved the location of this place , very nice grounds. condo was comfortable pool and pool bar and hot tub were really nice and all the hotel staff were helpful. Beach was pretty but no to great to swim at rocky. Need to make sure you bring all of your play toys snorkel gear. The condo has everyhting for cooking and and setting the table to eat and a cooler and beach chairs and towel. We would stay ther again
A Great Getaway
This condo had a beautiful ocean view and was centrally located on Kauai. It was within walking distance to places to eat and was clean and comfortable. The owner was wonderful to work with and very organized and communicative. The arrangements to stay here were very easy due to the owner's attention to detail. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone traveling to Kauai!
The room is great, view of the ocean and pool from the lanai rocks. Good central location on Kauai easy to get to the north shore or south shore.
Kim & Stuart
Essex Junction, Vermont
Our Dream Vacation
We stayed at Esther's condo for two weeks and had a wonderful vacation The weather was perfect and the Islander's location is the best on the island in our opinions. It was so easy to travel to local beaches and the many outdoor adventures we'd planned from the Islander...it was very central. The Coconut Market Place was literally a 2 minute walk so it was especially handy for dining and picking up incidentals (and everyone was so nice!). The pool and hot tub area were lovely and the view from the lanai of both it and the palm trees on the ocean's edge was just beautiful. We enjoyed many meals out on the lanai just taking in that beautiful view. The condo was very comfortable and clean and Esther's made sure that the kitchen area has all the necessities you'd need to feel at home for your stay.
I can't say enough good things about this trip. Kauai is a beautiful island, The Islander is a great location and so reasonably priced and Esther is a sweetheart! I'm definitely letting my friends that may travel to Kauai know that they should look into staying at the Islander. Thanks so much Esther!
Great location and amenities with fabulous view
My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at Islander on the Beach. It was conviently located and the grounds were beautiful. It was nice having beach towels, chairs and a cooler available to bring with us. Esther was very helpful and had great communication with us before and during our stay. I would definitely stay here again.
Colleen and Steve
Beautiful Grounds, Great Location!
We just spent 10 days in Esther's condo, and loved it! The unit was clean, and stocked with everything we needed. Having the beach chairs and cooler to take with us was an added bonus. We liked being able to walk over to the marketplace. We took advantage of the Bbq's that were available for use down by the pool. When we come back to Kauai, we will definately rent from Esther again.
What a great view.
Loved the location on the island (easy to access either north/south shore) and right on a beach. I loved going on the balcony and eating breakfast... can't get any better than that!
The extras were nice like having free wi-fi and going to relax in the hot tub.
Overall, was a great experience staying here and would recommend Esther's place without question.
Alexandra & Sieg
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Excellent Experience with Condo 341 and Esther
Check-in was a breeze and the condo was just like advertised - beautiful view overlooking swimming pool and the ocean. The first night from the lanai was with a beautiful full moon glistening over the ocean with a gentle breeze blowing. Oh what a site!! My wife said right then and there that she would love to come back to the same location next year! The condo was very clean and well stocked. Thanks Esther for making our holiday memorable!!!
V & M
Had a great stay!
Great little condo to stay at while in Kauai. Had a fabulous time. Thanks!
Nice place...Good value
We came across Esther's condo on Tripadvisor while planning our first trip to Hawaii. The price for a week's stay in this ocean view condo was such a good deal. Esther's condo is centrally located and makes getting to the north shore or south shore a relatively short drive. Your also close to nearby shopping and dining. The condo was exactly as the pictures depicted. one of our favorite things was to sit on the lanai and listen to the ocean. The beach in front is not a desirable swim beach but better beaches are only a short drive away. All in all it would be hard to find a better value on the island. We had a fantastic time. Mahalo Esther for providing a clean and affordable place to stay. It allowed us to be able to come and experience the beauty and magic of the Garden Isle of Kauai. Someday we hope to return and introduce our kids the the wonders of this beautiful island.
Justin and Lacey
Nancy from Minnesota
Kelly's Kauai Condo- Best Deal on the Island
My husband and I traveled to Kauai to attend a friend's wedding, and stayed in Esher Kelly's condo at Islander on the Beach. We had rented previously through Vrbo and had a good experience, but must say that Esther's attention to detail and assistance with many of our planning questions was sensational. The condo was everything we expected and more. Great loacation for getting anywhere on the island, and great view and ocean breeze from the location of the condo itself. Condo was well maintained, clean, and staff at the facility was very helpful. Esther communicated with us often before and during our trip to assure everything was okay. The accomodations were excellent for the price, and really a bargain. I would hightly recommend Esther to anyone interested in this type of accomodation, and have already referred some friends to her for future vacations. We weill definitely stay with her again on our next trip to Kauai.
Jeri and Ed
Amazing Value - Amazing View!
My husband and I took our first "real" vacation in 25 years, and stayed in Esther's unit at The Islander in Kauai. It was perfect for the two of us. The Islander exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful. The unit has everything you need for a great stay. There's a lovely view of the ocean from the lanai. Esther was awesome to work with. This is truely the best all around value on the island. I can't wait to go back!
Jon and Barbara
Good Times on Kauai
Barb and I had a great time in Kauai staying at Esther's place. It was clean, comfortable, conveniently located, and surrounded by Restaurants and local shops. The complex was very clean and safe with a wonderful pool and a fantastic hot spa by the pool for the "Older Bones." The view from the Lani' was spectacular and the Island is diverse in many things to see and do. Esther was very comfortable to work with and the rate was very reasonable. Check it out, you won't be sorry!
Peter & Ruth
Well maintained condo on attractive grounds with beautiful ocean views from the lanai and from within the unit. Centrally located between Poipu and Hanalei. Many good restaurants and shopping within walking distance.
Pensacola Beach, Florida
The condo was everything it was described as and more!
We had a great stay at The Islander on the Beach #341. It was very comfortable and the view was wonderful!!! We arrived to a clean and well equiped accommodation and were very happy with the location. The grounds are lovely and we felt the rates were outstanding for this rental. We will definitely recommend this to friends and family! Mahalo Esther for sharing your space with Bill and I. Aloha
Mark and Kristin
Four Thumbs Up!
Not only was the condo and beach beautiful and precisely as described, but Esther helped to make our holiday and wedding a serene and wonderful experience with her personable professionalism, thorough communications and responsiveness that went above and beyond. Beautiful memories were created in this gorgeous location and we hope to return for many anniversaries. Thank you so much, Esther!"
Perfect Condo in Perfect Location
This condo is located in the perfect spot..it is near the airport and Kapaa but also a short drive to either the north shore (Princeville) or the south shore (Poipu).
The condo is extremely clean and has a wonderful view of the pool and ocean. Even with the door closed, you can still hear the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach..just wonderful.
We brought our two teenagers with us and they enjoyed the condo very much, loved the location as they could walk right to the Coconut Marketplace , the beach or even nearby surf shop.
There are a few restaurants nearby and a nice little lounge "Trees Lounge" that offers happy hour and live music. We ate breakfast at Eggberts and the macadamia pancakes with coconut syrup were very yummy.
There really isn't anything negative to say about the condo...it was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. We stayed 2 nights at another location nearby (Aston aloha Resort) prior to our stay in the condo and would not recommend that hotel as it was older and had a wet/mildew smell. This condo is in near perfect condition and you can really tell Esther goes above and beyond in keeping it clean and fresh.
Great place to stay that was affordable
The condo was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. It was difinitely the right decision to stay there versus a hotel room for 2 or 3 times more money and less of a view. Although no services were provided (no cleaning services during the stay, however, you do have this option for an extra fee), it was a very comfortable stay if you clean up after yourself which you should do regardless. At first, I was hesistant dealing with a single owner versus a company/hotel, but Esther, the owner, was very helpful with her instructions and her check-in and check-out process, which was fair and hassle-free. I would love to come back and stay here again on my next trip to Kauai!
Castro Valley, Ca.
This unit was in a very well maintained complex, with relaxing island atmosphere. The view from the balcony was perfect. Although the unit is small, it had everything to make 2 people comfortable. There was plenty of storage and a great new air conditioner that worked soundlessly and efficiently. The Tommy Bahama furniture was top-notch. It was private, yet not isolated, right behind the Coconut Mkt. (a plus) !
Terri and Paul
An amazing 3 weeks
My husband and I rented for 3 weeks from Esther. We were so pleased with the accomodations!! The room was very clean and had everything we needed. The view from the lanai was worth the trip in itself! We would sit out there and have lunch and people watch. There was always something interesting going on. It's a perfect location to go north and swim in Hanalei Bay or south to Poipu. There is a safeway close by to pick up groceries. Every afternoon we would go down to the beach and lay out and swim. Most days we would see sea turtles right by the shore eating at the coral reef. This is definately a place we will come again and we will certainly rent from Esther. She met and exceeded all of our expectations! Mahalo
Brian & Lynn Randolph
Convenient location. Very relaxing
We were very comfortable in this room. Loved the view.The location made it ideal for trips to either end of the island.
Beautiful views and very clean resort.
The Islander on the Beach is a wonderful getaway for anyone. This particular room had a wonderful view and you could watch the sunrise every morning. Gorgeous beach to walk and a wonderful ocean to swim. The room was very clean and comfortable and very accommodating. Right in town. Very close to the airport, local restaurants and shopping. I can't recommend to stay here more. I had a wonderful trip.
We loved the Islander on the beach
Excellent value, beautiful resort in central location in Kauai. Very clean and very easy to deal with owner. I would definitely go back.
Kauai's Frequent Visitor
10 Days in Paradise
The unit had a great view and I enjoyed sitting on the lanai catching the early morning rays. The view of the beach and pool were wonderful. It was difficult to climb 3 flights of stairs with luggage but worth the climb. Parking was often an issue with a local pub using the same parking lot. The street leading from the complex was where I frequently parked and only a few steps more. The laundry facility was often in repair but it was nice to have a facility on the grounds. I was visiting my daughter and family who live on Kauai but it was nice to come back to my own little place each evening. Lack of internet access was not a problem as I have a portable wireless device for my computer. The unit was clean and there were adequate linens for my whole stay. It was nice to have a microwave, coffee pot, toaster & fridge. My husband looks forward to joining me in our next trip to Kauai and we hope we can once again stay at Esther Kelly's condo as it has everything we desire. A comfortable unit with a view is important to us and Esther's unit definitely has all we need.
as advertised - very clean and comfortable
We found this rental on craigslist and the price was better than other rentals for our dates. Although sold as a studio 'condo' the room is closer to a deluxe hotel room. Very clean on arrival, nice bed, quality linens, great patio with a nice ocean view. The renting experience was easy and Esther stayed in touch and addressed all questions. Great location in Kapa'a that made touring the island easy. There has been some comments about the beach not being the best - we must add that we spent a lot of time on the loungers, played in the ocean when it was less rough early in the morning and got to see sea turtles and a monk seal steps from the room. There are some stunning beaches within 30 minutes drive, but 'our' beach was clean and a great place to have on your doorstep. Overall I would say you get what you see on the website, the price was great value and we would return without hesitation.
What a great condo!
This lovely 1-room studio condo had a lanai facing the ocean. It was very comfortable, clean, and functional. I loved getting up early and drinking a cup of coffee while sitting outside on the lanai, reading and watching the ocean. Since it's located in Kapa'a, we were well situated to go north or southwest for our day's exploring. The beach was lovely for a quick dip or just for relaxing on a lounge chair. The grounds were very well-maintained and so attractive! If you're looking for a great accommodation for your Kauai vacation, this is it!
It was about what we expected - pictures are accurate.
This is a pretty nice place, but it's small. We came from a larger, full kitchen condo, and I missed not having the full kitchen. Overall though, it was easy to book, located centrally on the island, had a nice view/sound of the ocean nearby. We would definitely rent again if the prices stay competitive.
Look no further
My best friend and I spent hours on the internet looking for a place that had a refrigerator, was close to the beach, had a view of the ocean and was reasonably priced. Esther's condo fit all of that. Esther was easy to work with and it was important to her that we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely go through Esther again and stay at her unit.
Mark & Meredith
Great Location ... Great Deal ...
"We had a wonderful stay at this condo while celebrating our 10th anniversary. Esther was very accomodating, friendly and organized. We would definitely rent from her again.
We found the location of the condo to be an excellent starting point for exploring the entire island. Centrally located in Kapa'a, we were close to grocery stores, shops & restaurants, and could get to either the north shore or south side quite quickly. We rented a jeep and explored about every corner of the island!
The grounds at the condo were very well maintained and the condo's interior was clean, updated and comfortable. The pictures that you see on the website are exactly what you get. This isn't an all-inclusive type resort, but that wasn't what we were looking for! We weren't planning on spending a lot of time at the condo since we wanted to
explore this fabulous island. This studio condo was exactly what we wanted with its comfortable bed, and top floor balcony with an ocean view.
We took full advantage of the "Snorkel Depot" located in the Islander shops next door ... to rent snorkel gear, boogie boards, and bicycles at very reasonable prices.
This privately owned condo is a great value for the money we paid! I looked it up online, and rooms at the same Islander complex go for twice as much if you book directly through them.
Thanks for the wonderful stay, Esther!"
Mark and Meredith May 2010
Awesome condo and fantastic view.
Exactly as advertised, the title says it all. Close to the airport and shopping, on the beach, totally recommend it!
Tom and Joan
This is where we will stay for the entire trip next time!
My husband and I spent two weeks on Kauai. Roughly a third of the time was on spent on the west side in Kekaha, a third on the north shore in Wainiha and the last third on the east side in Kapaa at Esther's place. Our next visit we will be staying at Esther's condo for the entire trip! Everything that has been written about the condo is true: it is clean, it is centrally located, it has everything you need, the beach does not have a lot of people on it and it is a great walking beach, the pool is very clean and comfortable, the unit has everything one needs, and the sound of the surf at night is the best, not to mention the breeze that flows in (without the air conditioner on...which we never even used). The other aspect that meant a lot to us was the friendliness of the staff at the Islander. Even though this condo is privately owned, we spent some nice moments talking with the housekeepers and other staff people...it was like being in a community of very kind people who enjoy being there. Thank you Esther for providing your unit to others for an incredible price that cannot be beat anywhere on the island ...it was our best stay by far!"