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

Hanamaulu beachfront resort with water park and outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi

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Lihue, HI, United States of America
9.6.Exceptional.
  • This was such a great room/hotel to stay in! I highly recommend it! The view is beautiful…

    Mar 31, 2022

  • My wife and I absolutely loved the resort that this VRBO is a part of. We felt just like…

    Mar 15, 2022

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Elevator
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning

What’s around

  • In Hanamaulu
  • Nukolii Beach Park - 1 min walk
  • Kitchens Beach - 1 min walk
  • Wailua Golf Course - 34 min walk
  • Hanamaulu Beach Park - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

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About this property

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Previously a Hilton Hotel, the Kauai Beach Resort is a magnificent 4-Star oceanfront luxury resort on a secluded 3-mile stretch of Kauai’s eastern coast. Minutes from the Lihue Airport, the 25-acre 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 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 years ago, the hotel rooms were converted to individually owned condotels, most of which are offered to the public through the resort or online travel sites at retail prices. However, a select few are offered on Vrbo at owner-direct rates with full privileges to the resort’s amenities! Our unit is a great location with views of the pools, the lush landscaping, and a partial view of the ocean which is just down the pathway!



KAUAI RESORT AMENITIES

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

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

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

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

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

• Free Wi-Fi access in lobby, restaurants, and even the pool areas.

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

• Activities and tour desk.

• Guest laundry & dry cleaning.

• Enterprise car rental agency on-site..

• ATM, convenience store, and vending machines.





OUR UNIT'S AMENITIES (#1228)

• Completely remodeled in 2020. All new mahogany furniture, new laminate flooring, wallpaper removed, new paint, gorgeous new artwork, and more!

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

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

• King size Serenity bed and comfortable sitting area.

• Flat screen TV with local and extended channels.

• Free high speed Wi-Fi access.

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

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

• Keurig coffee maker with complimentary coffee & condiments.

• Bathroom outfitted with granite vanity and travertine tile.

• A convenient writing desk and chair.



OPTIONAL SERVICES (Paid directly to resort)

• $24 / day parking fee for full valet service or self park.



CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT POLICY

• Check-in time is 4:00 PM / Check-out time is 11:00 AM.



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 covers cleaning / re-stocking the condo after your stay. This is generally sufficient for the typical 3 - 4 day stay.

• For stays 5 days or longer, and for each

5-day period, a mid-stay cleaning is performed at my expense.


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FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



IS THIS A CONDO OR A HOTEL ROOM?

Both. 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 saves you a lot of money. A lot! However, daily maid service is not included. The check-out cleaning fee you pay when booking takes care of cleaning and restocking the unit after your stay. This is ideal for the typical 3-4 day stay. We pay for your mid-week cleaning / re-stocking of the unit for stays of 5 days or longer, and for each successive 5-day period.



DO ALL THE UNITS HAVE A VIEW OF THE OCEAN?

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



DOES THE UNIT HAVE A KITCHEN?

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



CAN I COOK IN THE UNIT?

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



DO I NEED A CAR?

I recommend that you have a rental car. 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 going buy groceries, supplies, etc. There is an on-site Enterprise car rental agency if you just want a car for a day, but the rates are far higher than renting at the airport. It's a viable option for 1-day rental though.



IS THERE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?

No. Free shuttle service from the airport is not available to our guests. The resort does offer free shuttle service to / from the airport for guests of the resort paying Retail prices. Roberts Hawaii shuttles are available for very nominal rates. Call (808) 439-8800 when you arrive or make arrangements through their website (www.airportshuttlehawaii.com/shuttles/kauai). Uber is also now operating on the island!



HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN THE UNIT SLEEP?

This beautifully remodeled unit is for adults only. In order

to maximize my guests' comfort, I have limited the number of guests to 2 adults.


ARE THERE ANY EXTRAS IN THE UNIT?

Our unit has an ice cooler, an umbrella, and foldable chairs to take on your daily adventures. We also provide boogie boards, but they tend to come and go!



ARE THERE BEACH TOWELS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH?

Your stay includes free towels, which you can use at the pools or to take to the local beaches. However, you will be assessed a $25 fee if the towels are missing while the cleaning service is performing the check-out cleaning fee.



WHAT IS THE RESORT’S BEACH LIKE?

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



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

Yes. The resort does charge private owners a resort fee for each stay, and we charge a fee when you book. We pay this fee directly to the resort on your behalf when we send in the reservation. (Guests renting directly from the resort or retail travel sites pay a hefty daily resort fee in addition to a MUCH higher rental rate!)



DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR A DAILY PARKING FEE?

Yes, if you have a car the resort charges $24 /day for parking in their lot which entitles you to the valet service. This fee is paid by the guest at check-in.



WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THE “LODGING TAXES”?

Hawaii likely has the highest lodging taxes in the country – and they’ve just got up even higher! There are in fact three separate taxes that visitors to Kauai must pay. First, the state charges Transient Accommodation Taxes (TAT) of 10.25% and 4.71% General Excise Tax (GET), which is a sales tax. The county of Kauai now charges its own 3% Transient Accommodation Tax (KTAT). While taxes are a necessary issue, Hawaii seems to rely heavily on tax revenue. The high taxes are also meant to help address the issue of “over-tourism” on Hawaii.



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

No. Wi-Fi is FREE in all the units. The signal also extends into the lobby, restaurants and bars, and even in the pool area!



WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CONDO?

Three things - It was completely remodeled in 2020, the location is fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable. Since the condo is at the beach-end of building 1, it’s about a 1-minute walk to the beach! Views from the lanai are great with a partial view of the ocean, and the beautiful lagoon next to the building. The view from inside the room is also great as the condo overlooks the interior area of the resort with the pools, waterfalls, spas, poolside bar, and pool lounge area.



DOES THE UNIT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

Yes. The unit has central A/C.



WHAT FLOOR IS THE UNIT ON?

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



DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS?

Sometimes. Please contact me with your vacation dates.


What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Hanamaulu
  • Nukolii Beach Park - 1 min walk
  • Kitchens Beach - 1 min walk
  • Wailua Golf Course - 34 min walk
  • Hanamaulu Beach Park - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Lydgate Beach Park - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Kalapaki Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Hikinaakala Heiau - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • The Ocean Course at Hokuala - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Wailua Beach Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

Getting around

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) - 9 min drive
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Lihue, HI, United States of America

The manager

Rick Jackson

Speaks: English

The property

Key facts

  • Accommodation (320 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Car recommended
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundromat nearby
  • Note from host: Not allowed in the room. Select places at resort.

Bedrooms

  • Studio - 1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Access to fitness center
  • Massages
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Pool/spa

  • Access to outdoor pool
  • Access to spa tub
  • Access to sauna
  • Water park access

Outside

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Beach towels
  • Concierge services
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Note from host: Couples or singles only. Ideal for honeymooners
  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number TA-1208987648-03+/+GE-1208987648-03

Also known as

  • Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
  • Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
  • Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue
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  • Total Remodel! Rates 20% Off Through Oct 2021!
  • TOTAL REMODEL! Rates 25% Off Through Oct 2021!
  • REMODELED UNIT! Nightly Rates Discounted 30% Through Oct 2021!
  • Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
  • Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue
  • Beachfront Resort Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi
  • Beachfront Steps Beach Pools Jacuzzi Pool Bar Free Wifi Lihue

FAQs

  • This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Fish Express (3 mi), Smith Family Garden Luau (3.4 mi), and Kauai Pasta Lihue (3.4 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Beachfront Resort - Steps to Beach, Pools, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar- REMODELED! also has a water park and a sauna, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent

    Beautiful resort! We will be back.

    dawn s., 4 night trip, Oct 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay!

    The owner was very responsive to my questions- often getting back to me within an hour- as we had a number of questions regarding the COVID restrictions. The place was nice, little upgrades were a good touch. Great place to stay to have a home base and head out on adventures during the day or hang out at the pool.

    Andrew K., 10 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The owner of the unit was very responsive. We had a couple of questions and heard back within 1 hour. Clean, updated, beautiful view, very comfortable bed. Would definitely book again and would seek out this host.

    5 night family trip, Jul 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, good location and price

    The room was clean, the bed super comfy and easy access to the fantastics pools and the lava tubes! Rick was a fountain of information and offered a lot of suggestions for our trip. Much like most of the island, the resort is still dealing with Covid so the menus are still limited. But the staff are very friendly and the cocktails were good.

    Christine H., 4 night trip, Jul 9, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great and Affordable

    My friend and I were looking for somewhere centrally located to all the things we wanted to do. We stumbled across this place and it was a total gem. The room is just right and the property itself has lots of amenities to enjoy but even better it’s like 5 minutes from Lihue, the Wailua River, and Kapa’a. You can be so many different incredible places so quickly. Also, if you’re like me and get lost easily it’s super easy to find. Honestly this place is great and if you get the chance it’s worth a stay.

    Chelsea P., 7 night trip, Jul 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful accommodations

    I give the actual VRBO rental 5 stars, and the resort it was located in almost 4. The Kauai Beach Resort is currently undergoing renovations, which are much needed in my opinion. However, Rick's privately owned condo within the resort was well-appointed and the interior already remodeled! I appreciated the sitting area, the larger fridge, and not having carpet. The bed was incredibly comfortable! The resort is a little run down, but like I said, it is being remodeled. The amenities at the resort were great- a beautiful beach to walk on, several pools, and the bars and restaurant (one was closed) had delicious food and drinks! It was also super convenient to be close to the airport without really hearing much of the traffic from the airport. Centrally located on the island, it was the perfect place to begin a day trip to Waimea Canyon or up to Hanalei. Rick was also amazingly quick in responding to any questions I had, and even recommended a quieter beach area which was my favorite one. Thank you so much, Rick!

    Caitlin S., 5 night trip, Jun 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect location!

    Really nice property! Our room was very clean and upgraded. We enjoyed our stay at KBR and would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Kauai. We really enjoyed the location and proximity to everything.

    Brooke B., 6 night trip, May 15, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Mediocre choice

    Mediocre location, noisy hotel, no microwave in room and the property owner is a jerk.

    Marcie F., 28 night trip, Feb 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place to stay!

    My husband and I had a fantastic time staying here. Perfect place for a honeymoon. The room was over looking the pool! The pool was closed due to the pandemic which we knew ahead of time so that was fine with us. The room is undated, comfortable and centrally located for all the things you would want to do and explore on the island. The staff was friendly as well. Rick was accommodating and communicative when needed. Absolutely recommend. Thank you for such a positive experience.

    Nichole E., 7 night trip, Oct 31, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    2020 Trip

    Property is beautifu and well kept.

    Vicki R., 16 night trip, Mar 11, 2020

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