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4-STAR LUXURY RESORT. Room with Ocean & Pool View!

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

Overview

About the property

Pool & Ocean View Studio Room on 3rd floor of Building 2.

Formerly a Hilton Resort, the Kauai Beach Resort is a magnificent 25-acre oceanfront luxury resort on a secluded 3-mile stretch of Kauai’s eastern Coconut Coast. Just 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 whirlpool spas, or take a walk on the beautiful 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 few 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 the ocean beyond.

KAUAI BEACH 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, bars, 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 (#2334)

• Private lanai with an ocean and pool view, as well as the lush tropical landscaping.

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

• 50” flat screen TV with local and extended channels.

• FREE High speed wired or WiFi access (previously $12.95 /day).

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

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

• Complimentary Kona coffee and tea.

• Bathroom outfitted with granite vanity and travertine tile.

• A convenient writing desk with 2 chairs.

• 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 check-out cleaning fee included in your payment to VRBO 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, 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 TRAVEL AGENCIES?

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 takes care of cleaning and re-stocking the unit after you leave. We pay for your mid-week cleaning and 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 our unit does have a view of the pool area and ocean beyond from the lanai, there are other units that are “Mountain View” or “Lagoon View”, and some face the fields next to the property. In the buildings that are perpendicular to the ocean, the lanais are cleverly slanted to face toward the ocean. If you want to see the Google Maps layout of the resort, use the following 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! ** Note that the Kauai Beach Resort is comprised of the buildings around the swimming pools. The buildings on the other side of the lagoons are the Kauai Beach Villas.

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 for cooking in the units. However, there is a microwave in the lounge area of the 5th floor that can be used. We also upgraded 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 in the evening.

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 Enterprise car rental agency if you just want a car for a day; however, the rates are considerably higher than renting at the airport.

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. Guests renting direct through VRBO were able to use this service in the past, but they are now checking if guests are renting through the resort when they call in for the shuttle. If you don't plan in using 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.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE UNIT SLEEP?

In order to ensure my guests' comfort, I have limited the maximum 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. Other items get left behind by past guests such as boogie boards, and wake boards.

ARE THERE BEACH TOWELS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH?

Yes. 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 have some sections with soft sand for swimming and wading; however, it's best to go to one of Kauai's famous beaches for swimming. These include Poipu Beach, Anini Beach, Kalapaki Beach, Shipwrecks Beach and many more. Popular Lydgate Beach is very close to the resort.

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

Yes and No. The managing agent of the resort (Aqua Resorts) charges us private owners a fee for handling the check-in process, which I call the "resort fee" on VRBO. Guests renting directly from the resort or through retail travel sites pay a daily resort fee, the same parking fee - while also 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 is also available in the lobby, restaurants and bars, and now even in the pool area.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CONDO?

Value. We offer a very competitive rate for a pool / ocean view unit. It’s also not too far from the elevators, and there‘s an ice machine and beverage machine a few doors down.

DOES THE UNIT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

Yes. The unit has central air conditioning.

WHAT FLOOR IS THE UNIT ON?

Our unit is on the 3rd floor Building 2 (#2334). However, there is no 2nd floor since the 1st floor is very tall and has all the shops, restaurants, etc.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS?

Sometimes. Please contact me with your vacation dates.

WILL YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS?

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

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LEGAL

- 14.42% Lodging tax is added to room rate.

- TA Registration #10781163-02.

** IF THIS UNIT IS BOOKED FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES, WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE AT THE SAME RESORT. VRBO LISTING #819958.

** IF YOUR ARE LOOKING FOR 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 LISTING #432760.

More Details

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

About Rick Jackson

Aloha! We are Rick & Marilyn from Temecula, CA. The first time we visited Kauai was on our honeymoon in 2002. We were unfamiliar with the island, so we decided to stay in nearby Kapaa'a, as it was a central location. We found ourselves mesmerized by Kauai’s natural beauty, its friendly people, the rich culture, and (of course) 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 2014

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? Mosey on over to the on-site activity 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 condo-tel is also great, as it still has a view of the pool area and ocean from the lanai. However, it's not directly next to the pool where you can pick up the sounds of people vacationing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Rick,



Just to let you know we have checked in and are having a great time. This place is truly amazing! A lucky find! Thank you for all your help in making this possible.



Kind regards,

Nick and Nikki
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Līhuʻe, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • hotel
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:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Granite vanity, travertine tile, toilet, combination bathtub & shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Hotel Room - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Ottoman, which could sleep a small child.
  • Hotel room with King size Serenity bed and an ottoman / chaise lounge. Private balcony with ocean and pool view.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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4-STAR LUXURY RESORT. Room with Ocean & Pool View!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 45 reviews
5

Exactly what we expected

  • 5 of 5

The property is exactly as presented. Great view of ocean and pools. Room location is very convenient to elevators, restaurants and lobby. We kept the sliding door open the whole time because of a slightly musty smell, which didn't bother me but bothered my roommate. Resort staff is friendly and they did not attempt to charge us a cleaning fee as other reviewers have mentioned. They are a bit stingy with their beach towels - only one per person and if you do not turn in your towel card at check out, they'll charge you $20. I mistakenly left my towel in the lobby when I came in to escape the rain. I remembered 20 minutes later and it was gone when I returned. The front desk clerk reiterated the "rules" several times, until I convinced her to please give me another towel card to avoid paying the penalty. Obviously, this is not the fault of the owner. Because of recent rains, the beach has a lot of debris, but is still walkable. Shutters Lounge is fun, casual, and has tasty appetizers to enjoy while listening to live entertainment. The resort is within close proximity to the airport. Overall, good value compared to other resorts.

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very detailed review, Nettie! I’m glad you were able to convince the front desk and didn’t have to pay for the towel that was lost, as the resort is fairly strict about the towel program. Since the towels are free to check out, and it’s a significant expense, they do try to keep the program in check. The beach cleanup is underway and will be pristine again soon and (thankfully) that was the only real effect to the resort after the extreme rains at the end of April. The heaviest rain was in the north shores area of the island, which always gets far more rain than the Lihue area. We were at the KBR recently and also enjoyed hanging out at Shutter’s Lounge, as we always do when visiting Kauai. Thanks so much for staying with us! Warmly, Rick
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4

The room was exactly as described. Very comfortable and large enough for two people.

  • 4 of 5

The resort was beautiful and having a bar and restaurant right there was great after a long day of sight seeing. We were excited that there was a beach to walk on right in front of the resort. Unfortunately you couldn’t really walk on the Beach because it had all kinds of garbage that washed ashore. There was broken glass and plastic. Not the resorts fault but still disappointing. We drove to other beaches to walk.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Lori. Marilyn and I just returned yesterday after a wonderful time on Kauai and the Kauai Beach Resort. We normally love our walks on the beach, but the recent extreme storms that ravaged the north part of the island also resulted in lots of debris, trash, wood, and even large trees washing up on our beach. The cleanup is already underway and I’m sure the beach will be pristine again very soon. All the best, Rick
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5

We loved Kauai Beach Resort.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Kauai Beach Resort. It is a beautiful resort, centrally located and close to the airport. We loved watching the palm trees, and you could see the waves from the balcony. The condo was clean and it was everything as the VRBO website depicted. The room was a bit small, but hey, you're supposed to be outside by the pool, right? This rental was an excellent value, and btw. Rick (the owner) is great. Excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Detmer. I also appreciate your work getting the remote set up. I’ll be putting in a large set of movies filmed on Kauai when Marilyn and I visit in May. I think guests will enjoy seeing the places they may be visiting in famous movies like Jurassic Park. Our communications were a pleasure for me, and I hope our little condo added to your overall vacation. I hope to hear from you again on your next trip to Kauai. Much Aloha, Rick
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5

Beautiful, friendly staff.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was wonderful, enjoyed pool, restaurant was good and staff helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, Cindy. It sounds like you really appreciated all that the Kauai Beach Resort has to offer. Wonderful! I hope we host you again on your next visit to Kauai. Warm regards, Rick
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4

Great centrally located resort.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property. Meals are pricey in the restaurants on the resort. Concierge at the resort are top notch they helped us plan all of our tours. I suggest booking a car if you plan on renting one because when we got to the resort there wasn’t any available. Pools are fabulous the view from the room is amazing! Beach is great but surf is rough when we were there. To the north (left) of when you walk onto the beach around the corner where the river comes out into the ocean just a short 5 minute walk we found a nice sandy part in the ocean and waves weren’t too rough.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your comments, Cherisse! I also recommend that my guests rent a car from the airport based rental agencies. No issues with availability and the prices are far less. I’m glad you enjoyed the beach. Marilyn and I also enjoy walking along the shore – especially early in the morning. I know the place you refer to up the beach a bit to the north where the river comes out. Some local kids were fishing there last time, and we enjoyed watching them! Warm regards, Rick
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5

Nice accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Delivered pretty much what was offered. Convenient location in the building with view of the pool area but not right next to it. Bed was comfortable, unit is a little small, but fine for 2 people. We found the location to be convenient as we wanted to visit areas on the north end and south end of the island. It's only a short drive from the airport, so that was nice.

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Ty. It sounds like you had a fun time exploring the island during your stay! The resort’s central location does work out great for these that want to venture out and explore the north and south shores areas. So glad you had a great vacation! Aloha, Rick
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Wailua County Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 56
Nearest Beach
Located directly on a beach
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

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Līhuʻe, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$175
 
 
Fall 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$161
 
 
Holiday 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
AU$202
 
 
Winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$189
 
 
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$161
 

Additional information about rental rates

Resort fee AU$101.74
Check-out cleaning fee AU$174.99

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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