Reviews

**LOVED IT**
5 of 5
The VRBO Bear stayed at this phenomenal condo on Kauai and loved every minute. The property owner, Duane, was super helpful and available to answer any questions. The condo is amazing and just as beautiful as the photos suggest. Just a very short walk barefoot (bear-foot?) from the back patio to the beach. Super comfortable dining, living room and kitchen where you can always hear the gentle crash of ocean waves and feel a light breeze. There is a long stretch of uncrowded, pleasant beach right outside the condo. Beds are comfy, everything is clean. The bathrooms are clean and recently updated. And the kitchen is perfect for morning coffee, lunch or preparing something big in the evening. The place looks great and it was a pleasure staying there. The location is ideal for exploring all that the island of Kauai has to offer. The condo is in the middle of the island which puts it in the best place to explore the south of the island (and Waimea Canyon) as well as the north side of the island (like Princeville and the Na Pali Coast). There were several tours and sites that the VRBO Bear took in that were just a matter of a few minutes’ drive from the condo. Kauai is a phenomenal place to visit. And this condo is a perfect place to stay to enjoy the island to its fullest. Bear tested, Bear approved! (The VRBO Bear).The mid-island location of this villa was simply perfect! The panoramic view from the first floor lanai provided beautiful sunrise views, either from the patio or inside furniture, while drinking a morning cup of coffee, or from the short walk across the grass lawn to the sandy beach. The constant sound of the surf was so relaxing while in the villa. (The VRBO Bear)


**WE'LL BE BACK**
5 of 5
The villa was quite comfortable and very clean. Both the master bedroom and other room were private from each other and had their own restrooms, room air-conditioning units and ceiling fans. The kitchen was well equipped and the Keurig coffee maker was enjoyed! There was ample seating in the dining and breakfast bar area and in the comfortable living room. The stacked laundry facilities within the villa were convenient. The neighboring resort offers a nice restaurant and bar, as well as a small store, if needed. The grounds for both adjoined properties were beautifully landscaped and the entrance to both was by way of a majestic canopy of trees. Seriously lucked out at booking this villa of Duane's! This was a first trip to Kauia. So convenient to Princeville and Poipu and other must-see island features. Both pre and post vacation communication by Duane was top notch. I look forward to booking this exact villa again with family in the future. (Elizabeth W.)

**THANK YOU**

5 of 5
This was our second time staying at this Condo. We were here last year at the same time. Duane is great to rent from. The condo is wonderful and location is great. We plan to make this a yearly vacation and will always stay in this condo because we know it is what is described! Duane will respond and make things right if anything goes wrong. While we were there this year the lock in the door decided to not work and we were locked out for a few hours. Both keys and security keys did not work ....eventually it was resolved and Duane was very accommodating and made it right for us. If you rent here and you don't like it then I don't think you would be happy anywhere ....You will never go wrong renting from Duane ....the condo is beautiful ....your front yard is the beautiful ocean and Duane knows how to give you great customer service! You will be very happy if you choose to stay here....IMO there is no better place! (Carol B.)

This was our first trip to Kauai, and the condo was the perfect place for our family. The condo was clean and perfectly set up for the four of us (two of whom were teenagers). Immediate access to the beach and the resort next store (get to know the bartenders, they are wonderful!). I can't stress enough how great the location is in general if you wish to go north or south, nothing is much more than 45 minutes away in either direction. Duane was great to deal with and very helpful with information. We hope to get back! (Heck & BB)

**ABOVE & BEYOND**

5 of 5
The condo was perfect for a first trip to Kauai! The location made it an excellent place to stay to get to all parts of the island easily! The BEST thing about it is the owner, Duane! Duane will do an Adventure Tour for those who stay at a property of his. If you really want to see the magical places and the pure beauty and majesty of this island, an Adventure Tour with Duane is a MUST!! It is the experience of a lifetime! Duane was GREAT with our teenagers!! It was such a treat to spend a day like this!! Thanks to Duane we got to see a true Kauai and had an unforgettable trip! (Alexis C)

Wonderful condo!

5 of 5
The prior reviews are absolutely correct - beautiful condo right on the beach. We loved everything about the condo, the lanai and the location. Central to everything from the North shore to the Paipu area. The condo was so clean and well maintained we couldn't believe our good fortune to be able to stay there. We also loved the Kauai Beach Resort which is right next door and has a great restaurant. Duane was a gentleman from the beginning to the end and was a true pleasure to deal with. We cannot wait to return! (Ken W.)

GREAT PLACE TO STAY
5 of 5
The house was exactly as advertised. Great location - central to a lot of great things. The beach is right out the lanai door and was absolutely wonderful. You can't beat the sunrises either! Nice, relaxing and very laid back location - We would definitely rent from Duane again! (Kelly T)

Wonderful place to stay
5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay here and would recommend the location to anyone looking to stay on Kauai. I felt very at home here and loved overlooking the ocean. We saw a whale breach from our lanai one morning, so that was very neat! It was very well kept and clean and the accomodations were good. Overall, we had a wonderful 5 days on Kauai and glad we stayed here! (Trisha B.)

Couldn't ask for a better place to stay

5 of 5
Everything was EXCELLENT. The condo is beach front steps away from the sandy beach. We had people in our party and we were all very comfortable. Duane is a great guy and gives you what is promised. The condo is clean has ceiling fans and air conditioner but really all you need to do is open the sliding glass doors and feel the breeze and hear the ocean. Never slept better! This is located on the same property as the Kauai Beach Resort and you have access too everything the resort has plus the villa's pool and spa. My 80 year old mother was with us and the ground floor was perfect for us ...she could watch the sunrise every morning from the Lanai. We had such a great time we are looking forward to coming back to this same place next year! If this condo is available when you book take the condo you won't be disappointed. You don't need to bring any shampoo, soap or conditioner each of the bathrooms has a dispenser so save room in your luggage for another bathing suit! Lastly, Duane is really nice the freezer wasn't working it would not keep our ice frozen so I emailed him to let him know just as an FYI was no big deal we got an ice chest. He was willing to come look at it and replace it while we were there! We really didn't care about that small detail so we didn't have him come look but as we were checking out we noticed a truck with a fridge in the back and it was him ready to replace the fridge for the next guest. I call that caring service and we will be back no doubt! Fantastic time we hated to leave! (Carole)

Exceeded expectations

5 of 5
This property was perfect for our large family. 2 adults and 5 children had plenty of room, the large fully equipped kitchen allowed us to save tons of money feeding everyone, and the property is, indeed, literally right on the beach, and being on the ground floor meant we could come and go as we pleased all day. Both bedrooms are air conditioned, which made a huge difference at night. The nearby resort had lots of pools, hot tubs, and an excellent spa. Absolutely perfect for us! (Steven F)

If you are looking for a fabulous condo, THIS IS IT!!!!

5 of 5
The trip to Kauai in May was to celebrate anniversaries for my husband and I and our friends. The four of us loved the island.....totally because of the fabulous accommodations and, of course, Duane. From the beautiful view from the lanai, from which we had a hard time leaving, to the little amenities, like the soap, shampoo and cream rinse in the showers, smelling of coconut, yum, the entire condo experience was perfect. It's a beautiful condo on the beach with access to great pools, restaurants, it was perfect. Not only was the condo beautiful, clean, with everything we needed, Duane was the perfect host, providing a wonderful tour and information we'd never have learned without him He gave us tips for the best places to eat, shop and sightsee. It was an amazing trip, and I cannot thank you enough Duane, for making our trip to your magnificent island such a memorable time. (John B.)

Perfect!
5 of 5
My family of 6 (4 teenagers) absolutely loved this condo. It was updated, very clean and decorated beautifully. The fact that it was on the first level was great. It made for easy access to the back yard and beach. The grounds ammenities were awesome! The pools were great! The slide was great! The pool side bar and restaurant was very convenient. After numerous trips to Hawaii, Kauai is our favorite island, and this has been our favorite place to stay when we visit. It is perfectly located between the north, south, and NaPali coasts which made day trips with the kids easy. I couldn't have asked for a better place to have stayed. It was just perfect! I can't wait to come back :) (Jeanine)

Front row seat to the beach and whale watching!!
5 of 5
We stayed at Duane's oceanfront condo for 9 blissful days on Kauai! It was the perfect central location near the airport for two couples who spent their vacation discovering every corner of this amazing, lush and beautiful island! The beach in front of the condo was wonderful to wake up to each day, and we spent many hours on the lanai watching the whales, which we saw every day! Having 2 bedrooms with King/Queen beds is not easy to find in a condo, and we were happy to make it our home for our stay in paradise. We will be back to this beautiful island and hope to stay at this condo again. Mahalo! (Barbara)

Can't wait to go back!
5 of 5
We stayed at Duane's condo in June for 5 days. The condo was clean and well-equipped. Both bedrooms had an air conditioner which made sleeping very comfortable. There was plenty of space in the general living areas & the view from the lanai was great. Having access to the resort pools and restaurants make this an ideal location & we will definitely be back! (Trish J.)

Wonderful Condo! Defiantly coming back!
5 of 5
I don't normally write reviews but this condo is one for the books! My husband, two kids and I stayed at the villas for a little over a week. With breath taking views from the Kitchen/living room/and porch we had a hard time leaving the condo! The beach is literally in rock throwing distance from the living room. This stunning condo was extremely clean, plenty of towels, dishes, and cooking utensils. This was our third trip coming to Kauai as a family. We plan on coming back next year and already have our dates booked with Duane!
Mahalo and Aloha!! (The Clarks Family)

Absolutely Amazing Condo

5 of 5
I usually do not take the time to write reviews. However, I truely feel like our family experience should be shared. I will start with our first turn onto the grounds of Kauai Beach Villas. Our breath was taken away by the beautiful landscape and the warm Aloha everyone was offering just on our way in. After a long plane ride and 2 exhausted children we open the door to paradise. We could not believe our eyes this condo is completely renovated with beautiful furnishings and decor...but wait it gets better the condo is situated literally 18 steps from the ocean with spectacular views and great trade winds blowing thru all day.It gets better ..As a mom of 2 kids and a vacation we have saved our whole lives for I can not believe we had the opportunity to stay here. We were amazed by the cleanliness of the condo being it be a vacation rental you would think it would have at least sand from the beach on the floors or salt from the ocean on the windows..NOPE! All our linens were crisply fresh floor squeaky clean ...even the kids didnt want to leave. Well, I could go on for days about our amazing stay here but I'm currently trying to convince my husband to book this exact condo for next year for 3 weeks as we really didn't get to explore much because we never wanted to leave the condo let alone the property. Also, we got to meet the owner Duane, who is by far the most helpful, generous owner we could have asked for..offering guided tours to secret destinations and just general information that we never would think to ask. Oh and don't waste space in your suitcase like we did this condo is fully equipped with towels, linens, ALL kitchen ware...and each bathroom has shampoo, conditioner, and body wash (enough for at least 2 weeks for a family of 4) and extra toilet paper to get you threw the first few days at least. Thank you Duane and Kauai for this amazing experience and we will be back hopefully next year if not sooner :) Much Aloha, (DBCS and familia!)

Paradise
5 of 5
Perfect! Close to the airport and centrally located on the island. This condo is perfect for anyone, older couples or newlyweds that want privacy or families with kids. The ocean is right out the back door. The pools and hot tubs are just a short walk away. Neither the pools nor the beach are crowded. I walked the beach most mornings we were there, couldn't pass up being on the beach for the spectacular sunrise, and only saw a handful of people. If you are planning on going to Kauai I highly recommend staying here. The condo is perfect, very roomy, the ocean out the back door is perfect and the location can't be beat. The owner is very accommodating. You couldn't ask for anyone nicer to rent from. Give it a try and I guarantee you will be returning. (Kyle.)

Awesome condo, stay here!
5 of 5
This was our first time to Kauai, and we could not have found a better place to stay! Duane was helpful and accommodating from the moment we booked the reservation. The condo was exactly as it was pictured on the website, even better! Our kids LOVED all the toys he provided in the outdoor closest, and nicknamed it the “Closest of Awesomeness!”. The views and amenities on the property were second to none. We saw whale migrating from the dining table, enjoyed the pools, spas and activities next door; as well as the endless beach to explore right out the back door. This condo is centrally located on the island, making it easy to explore. The place was quiet and relaxing, a perfect retreat. We will stay here again, and will recommend it to anyone visiting Kauai. Mahalo, Duane! (Susan.)

Amazing condo with spectacular views
5 of 5
My wife and I had 5 glorious days in this condo. The owner has done an amazing job remodeling the unit and it shows. We have stayed in many condos throughout the islands but Duane has gone the extra distance with rich and warm furnishings. The kitchen is beautiful and equipped with everything you could ever need. Two wonderful clean bathrooms are rare in condos and we sure made good use of them. The views are exactly as you see in the pictures. There is nothing between you and the surf except the nice grass lawn as you step off your private patio. The view is from every window in the front of the condo. We enjoyed walking the beach every day. The Kauai Beach Resort is attached and steps away with high quality restaurants, swimming pools, outside bar and business center. We enjoyed lounging by the pools while sipping Mai Tai’s. The water is a little rough at times because of the wind but the cool breeze is much more desired than other areas of the island were the heat can be tough. The location is a big plus. Being central, The North shore and South shores are easy drives. Also, the condo had many features not listed in the ad. We were delighted to find a full selection of beach/pool towels, hair dryer, iron, soap, shampoo, and conditioner in sealed dispensers, DVD player for the 50” flat screen. We plan our return next year for sure. (Mike)

Wonderful location & condo
5 of 5
The condo itself is right on the water, well equipped, quiet and very clean. It looks just like the pictures we saw online. We stayed over Christmas for 8 days in Dec 2012 with our two small children. We truly appreciated the kids sand toys & boogie boards available for use - the location is great, right on the water and very near the KBR pools, which we used every day. The condo was comfortable, it was so nice to have a couch and cable at the end of long beach days! Lihue is away from the crowds of Poipu but only a few miles from a GREAT kids playground and beach just north of the resort (Kalapaki). We had one issue with the kitchen sink leaking but Duane made it right quickly and without stress, so "customer service" is no issue at all. Beautiful sunrises, comfortable beds, good kitchen and the resort next door made this perfect. The KBR pools are perfect for kids as there is a gradual entry and a 3 foot pool, as well as 6 foot and hot tubs. We loved being just a few steps from the beach where we could walk in the sand and look for shells. This was my first time using VRBO, and visiting Kauai, so we were pretty nervous! We would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking to stay in Lihue. It's a central location so getting around was no problem. What a wonderful trip! (Edward)

The Best Kauai Condo
5 of 5
We stayed in this condo in January 2012 for 7 nights and it was perfect. This was the first time that I have ever used VRBO so in some respects I was a little worried. I didn’t need to be at all. The condo and the location were great. The condo is clean, comfortable, and has everything you could want. There were five of us. It was very easy to find (we arrived at night) and very close to the airport, which is very convenient. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, bowls, dishes, glasses, cutting board, utensils, etc. There is a washer/dryer which is handy. The owners has travel books available, which was convenient. The view of the ocean is fabulous, and we enjoyed seeing the sun rise and set! (Two months later and I still miss seeing them.) We used the variety of pools for the resort next door and the pool bar is very convenient. The location of the condo was great for us because we wanted to do a lot of sightseeing, so we could easily travel to the north shore or travel to the south/southwest parts of the island. (Edward)

Paradise in the Pacific
5 of 5
The location of this Condo was Spectacular. It was just ten minutes away from the airport and so very close to the historic town of Kapaa. The best part about the Condo was waking up in the morning with the ocean front right at our door making it so easy to watch the breathtaking sunrises. There was no better way to start your day. While we relaxed on the beach we were entertained by many whales and dolphins swimming right out in front of us. My movie pictures captured it very well. We also had lots of fun in the many swimming pools located throughout the resort. While relaxing around the pools we were able to enjoy the entertainment provided by the resort. The Condo itself was so very comfortable. It was so clean, tastelfully decorated and vey spacious for the 6 of us adults. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed to prepare some amazing meals. Thanks Duane for the perfect spot to have a perfect vacation. (Marlene & Friends)

Paradise Revisited
5 of 5
We escaped winter in Boston and delighted for seven days in the comfort and luxury of Duane's waterfront condo in Lihue. We met our Hong Kong based family (daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter), and enjoyed the beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable condo: two bedrooms/two bathrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, relaxing couches, a large flat screen TV, and most importantly, a beautifully appointed patio where we sat and watched the ever changing ocean and the occasional whale. Duane thoughtfully provided beach chairs, sand toys, bocce and croquet. We enjoyed grilling fresh ahi, dining indoors at a large dining table or snacking outdoors on the patio. We fought a basically rainy week by touring Waimea Canyon (the clouds broke for a spectacular view), viewing Princeville, eating in Hanalei, Kapa'a, Hanapepe, and at our favorite restaurant--Duke's. Due to the large storm at the beginning of our stay, the water was rough for much of our stay, limiting swimming. Salt Pond was a wonderful beach, safe for children and nice for snorkeling. The pools and hot tub at the resort were delightful. Duane was graciously accommodating and easy to work with. We would recommend #359007 especially to families. The ground floor walkout to the beach was a bonus. Mahalo, Duane. (Don)

Definitely will return!
5 of 5
Our whole family, including 2 kids, 2 adults and 2 grandparents visited Kauai for the first time this January and stayed at this beautiful ocean front condo. We love VRBO because it lets us find large accomodation that combines location, amenity, size of the rooms, views with a fraction of the cost of vacation ownership. After searching through VRBO for our family vacation in Kauai, we chose this condo for just those reasons: location, amenity, size of rooms, views and its reasonable price. The condo is beautiful inside and its location is nearly heavenly. Your instant feeling is: "should I find a condo like this for sale?" We had a great time there, walking and playing on the beach, including the tidal pool that had a lot of sea cucumbers and crabs; enjoyed the hot tubs and cold pools and water slide by the resort, and of course enjoyed chasing the countless native Moa (chickens). We always have a great time visiting islands of Hawaii, and you definitely should not miss Kauai. When you are visiting Kauai, we suggest you make Duane's condo your top choice of accommodation. (Angie)

Family vacation
5 of 5
We , a family of 5, stayed in this condo for 8 nights and it exceeded our expectations. The condo is very clean and comfortable. It is nicely decorated and obviously newly remodeled with granite countertops, new appliances, tile floors and new furniture. The beds and linens are comfortable. We really felt as if we had the best condo not just because it was on the ground floor and steps from the ocean but also because it was so nicely decorated and clean. The owner is obviously very detail oriented and even thought to make the dining table and patio furniture bar height so that you always have a perfect view of the ocean. It was really nice to have all the comforts of home. With this condo you have the best of both worlds because the Kauai beach resort is on the same grounds and the staff there is very welcoming. My kids loved the pools with water slides and waterfalls while my husband and I loved the poolside bar and restraunt. It is a small hotel so there are not tons of tourists around which makes it quiet and relaxing. When on the beach you will only see a few people because it is the only hotel on that particular beach. The beach is great for sightseeing, watching crabs and shore fishing. However it is not a great swimming beach especially for kids; the surf was rough but my husband body surfed in it every mornin ;it is only good for very experienced swimmers. The other great aspect of this condo is the location. It is in the center of the island so it is close to everything. On an island like Kauai you really need to drive around and see both ends of the island so this is a nice place to be. Tunnels, Poipu (great family spot with an area for everyone from the ones that want small surf to bigger surf), spouting horn, Napali coast, and Waimea Canyon are must sees. Also when driving around you may see people snorkeling at small beaches - we found these to be the best snorkeling beaches and on one occassion almost passed up the best spot where there were turtles swimming just a few feet from the shore. Overall this was a comfortable place to be and a great location. We would definetly go back. (Katie B.)