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Waimea
West Side
Rating:
4.6364
(11 Reviews)

Description

Kai Nalu, which means "Ocean Wave" in Hawaiian, is a beautiful home right on the beach in Waimea, between the river and the historic Waimea Pier. Located on the sunny West side of Kauai, this spacious and beautifully furnished home provides a perfect setting for your holiday in paradise.

Enjoy spectacular ocean views (enhanced by a fabulous view of Ni'ihau -- the Forbidden Island) and watch the sun set into the sea every evening from a nearly endless stretch of charcoal sand beach. Kayak from your backyard and enjoy the annual migration of the giant humpback whales (from late November 'til April).

Take a stroll down the beach at your leisure and if you happen to see green sparkles in the sand here, they are mineral crystals called olivine. Gem-quality olivine is known as peridot, the birthstone for August.

Two expansive lanais overlook views of Ni'ihau sunsets and are a great place from which to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or cool beverage along with the fabulous vista.

The living room is bright and comfortable with wonderful ocean views. The huge master bedroom suite has a sitting area and equally fabulous views. The master bath has marble floors, an oversized glass block shower and jacuzzi tub with an ocean view. The gourmet kitchen has a gas island cooktop, tile counters and all appliances.

Earth friendly home utilizes green technology to provide solar hot water and electricity.

No Smoking

TVNC# 4228 ... 24/7 On-Island contact: Kauai Vacation Rentals
Property located in Tsunami Evacuation Zone
TA-157-486-8992-01

Amenities

Beds

  • King 1
  • Queen 2
  • Twin 2

Home Essentials

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Washer & Dryer

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Area / View

  • Oceanfront

Availability

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Location

Reviews

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Great House in a Great Location

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

Loved the house and it's location near "downtown" Waimea. Good communication with rental company.

Jill B.
Santa Rosa, CA

Wonderfully located, great space and accomodations

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

Our experience with both the property and the Kauai Vacation Rental company was wonderful. They had great communication, kind and were accommodative when our plans were unknowingly changed. The Kai Nalu property was great for our trip. Each room and bathroom was conveniently located within the house. The property is walking distance to great food and markets.

Jith L. & Chris B.
Seattle, WA

Family Vacay in Waimea

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

Great communication on our stay for our family vacay.

The property was ideal for our needs and exactly as described.

The host was accessible at anytime should we had needed to contact anyone.

Everything was great!

Sharon & Gloria M.
Buda, TX

Relaxed Paradise

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

This house was perfect for us, 5 adults and 2 children. While the water was not good for swimming, the beach was great for playing, walking and watching the sunset! Waimea is a great little town and, it’s Kauai, so everything is close by. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this house.

Amie S.
Turlock, CA

Family & Friend Kauai Vacation

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

The home is right on the beach. It is an easy walk to groceries, food and coffee. We liked that there are four bedrooms. We choose a vacation rental because it is like being at home, less to pack, saves money on food. Comfort of a home rather than a hotel, plus keeping us all together. Kauai Vacation Rentals were awesome, got back to me right away when I emailed. Staff told us that we couldn't seim in the ocean behind the home even though it was stated well in the description, which was great! People in town were very friendly and that is part of why we love this island! 

Cindy J.
Olympia, WA

Loved this house

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, August 12, 2019
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

This house was wonderful! Very spacious and clean. Perfect size for our big family. Very easy walking distance to town with kids. Right on the beach and next to the river. Swimming in the ocean here isn’t advised (think that depends on the season) so we swam in the river which felt amazingly refreshing and we had a lot of fun in it. Don’t let the dark color fool ya it’s draining the red dirt from all around Waimea canyon. The house comes fully equipped with plenty of beach chairs, towels, sand toys and snorkel gear. The staff at the rental company were extremely helpful and courteous in our needs. If there was any blemishes on this property it would be the AC had a tougher time keeping up with AUG heat/humidity. But they supply a lot of fans which helped a lot. It was never too uncomfortable just used to central air. Not a deal breaker. Pictures don’t fully give the depth and beauty of this home. It really is an amazing home. The master bedroom is fantastic. One bedroom is an MIL suite. While we like to explore different places to stay on each visit I wish we could get this house in every location. Felt like a second home. 5 stars all the way. If this house went on the market in our $$ range we’d buy it.

Ryan
PAC Northwest

Wonderfully spacious

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
4

Wonderfully spacious - directly on the beach. We brought our son's family here and they loved it! It is a friendly town."

Jane P.
Longview, WA

Beautiful home right on the ocean! An easy walk to the village, two blocks from the grocery store!

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

The property is spacious and beautiful, lovely communal spots to gather, We used the the lanai and backyard constantly and the ability to simply walk onto the beach from the property was amazing. We had a fabulous time cooking in the very welcoming, beautifully appointed kitchen! It was truly paradise

Penny B.
White City, OR

Beautiful house next to ocean!

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We rented this house for our visit to Kauai this time. With the exception of food, it had everything we needed to make our 8 day vacation a wonderful experience. Went to sleep every night listening to the ocean crashing on the beach just a few yards from the house. We would definitely look into renting this property again if we return to Kauai again.

Sue E.
Harrisburg, PA

Kauai is a paradise

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We had the best time at the house. There were 6 adults and one 8 yr old. We spent 10 days. The house was beautiful and clean. The property mgmt was organized, friendly and professional. It was like having our own private beach. We can't say enough good things about the trip. I will highly recommend this rental company to our friends. Kauai is a paradise. Sue H.

Susan H.
Palm Desert, CA

Lovely home in Waimea

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We were very happy with our stay at this lovely home in Waimea. Being right on the beach, and a short walk to restaurants and shopping is ideal; the neighborhood is quiet and friendly, and this location was ideal for close access to hiking in the mountains and exploring the west coast of Kauai , while accommodating those who just wanted to relax on the beach and stay close to home. Thank you for a wonderful experience

William B.
San Diego, CA

Quiet location on a peaceful beach

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

This house was perfect for our group of all ages! Waimea is a sleepy little town close to majestic Waimea canyon and tranquil Salt Pond beach. The house was well stocked with everything we needed. Shopping was close by. Ample bathrooms and bedrooms. The large outdoor dining area worked well too.

Amy M.
Albany, OR

This was a lovely place for a family vacation

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Monday, November 21, 2016
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We enjoyed eating outdoors, the amazing view and listening to the sounds of the ocean. A quiet and relaxing location and slow pace.There is nothing better than being next to the ocean. This was a lovely place for a family vacation.

Carla W.
Portland, OR

Loved the sound of the waves at night

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We loved our stay! The house was well stocked and we loved the sound of the waves at night. We loved this side of the island, very laid back and relaxing. Loved Polihale Beach and Salt Pond Beach, they are both short drives from the house. The sunsets are amazing to watch every night. We will definitely be back!!

Jill G.
Webb City, MO

Awesome home and right on the beach

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We stayed at 'Kainalu' in Waimea on the Westside. The house was awesome and right on the beach. Super comfy beds too! We made sure to catch the sunset every night and ate outside on the lanai often. We went on an ATV tour in Koloa, windsurfing at Anini Beach, snorkeled at Lydgate Park, had a picnic in Kokee near the Lodge, played in the ocean every day, and three of us went hiking to Hanakapiai Falls. It was such an awesome trip. The house was more than roomy enough for the seven of us. My husband and I had the master bedroom upstairs which had its own lanai and loungers as well as a master bath with a shower and separate jetted tub. We slept listened to the waves roll in and crash as we went to sleep. It was incredibly relaxing. KVR was great about e-mailing us reminders and left us a packet of helpful information along with the keys at our car rental place at the airport. You guys were great!!

Heather & John P.
Salinas, CA

Enough room for all us to enjoy

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

We enjoyed our visit. The house was perfect enough room for all us to enjoy and the neighbors are great gave us so much local information of places to go see. I would walk out to the beach every morning to watch the sunrise. We have added to the game cabinet with poker chips and cards there is even a new yard game to play. Really loved having beach towels and cooler to take when we went exploring for the day. Oh and if you need to use a pharmacy while there go to Wayside pharmacy they saved us when i ran short of my prescription and couldnt have been nicer.

Todd D.
Yacoult, WA

The kids had a blast

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

Great house! You can really hear the surf. Stocked with cooler to use and beach chairs. There was even a fishing pole which was great since you dont need a license to fish in the ocean. The river enters the ocean only a 1min walk down beach. While we were there it had carved a natural water slide into the sand complete with rapids. The kids had a blast . We'd stay there again for sure!

Dax K.
Eden, UT

Liked being on the beach at Waimea

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
4

Great house for the price! Liked being on the beach at Waimea. We will come back again!

Edward W.
Walnut Creek, CA

Great house, great views, great time!

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
4

We had a GREAT time. The house itself was fantastic. Well stocked and has everything we needed for our stay. Definitely no complaints. Great house, great views.

Chris J.
Cottage Grove, OR

Great location

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Friday, May 9, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

It had everything...Great location. Just plain comfort.

Ronald K.
Burbank, CA

Well equipped

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

Best equipped rental ever, including our own house in Portugal!

Philip H
Dublin, Ireland

Very comfortable,clean and relaxing

Property Reviewed: 
Kai Nalu
Dates Stayed: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Verified Guest Review
Experience Rating: 
5

My family and I had the best time at this home just strolling down the beach. Very comfortable,clean and relaxing. Last images I have of my father before he recently died was him sitting out on one of the chairs with a Mai Tai. We will definitely come back to this rental.

Mark B.
Brownville, New York

Lovely place!

Reviewed on 2022-09-27 by , Woodland, CA United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
We had a wonderful time at Kai’nalu. The house was perfect for our party of 7 - 6 adults and a little one. Each couple had their own room & bathroom and there was extra space for the little. The beach is steps away and so relaxing to just sit and watch. There were some minor things in the house that needed attention, and we left a list for the management company hoping that they’ll follow through fixing-they’d been very helpful with questions and assistance since we made our reservation.

Very spacious and nice layout with a beautiful view

Reviewed on 2022-09-25 by Karen S. , Marriott-Slaterville, UT United States
Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
2
As the title states, the home is very spacious and we liked the layout. It has a beautiful deck outside the master bedroom that gives you a beautiful view of the beach/ocean just beyond the back yard. It is walking distance to 2 grocery stores and a couple fast food places and a shave ice place. Although the home could be very nice, it is in need of some maintenance . A couple of the chairs were in need of repair, the tile in the master shower has been painted and is peeling, the master toilet runs intermittently in between flushes. The main issue we had was the air conditioning was not working upon arrival. It took 3 days to get someone out to look at it and then a part had to be ordered. It still wasn’t repaired when we left after our 9 day stay. Thank goodness for lots of windows and doors that opened and ocean breezes!

Loved the location

Reviewed on 2022-08-11 by Jill B. , Santa Rosa, CA United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Loved the location. House was very comfortable and well stocked. Good communication from the local rental company.

Pleasant home in paradise.

Reviewed on 2022-07-26 by Carolanne S. , Flint, TX United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home on the beach. The property description was spot on. The home was very cozy and had plenty of room for our whole family of 7. We only had one issue with the AC not working properly in the upstairs twin bedroom but the rest of the home was very pleasant especially since the temp can reach up to 88 degrees during the day. The views from the upstairs porch as spectacular. Our evening dinners on the outside porch were amazing. the grounds were well manicured and the chairs on the beach were comfortable. We would love to come again one day! Thank you

Hawaiian vacation

Reviewed on 2022-06-04 by Joan H. , Silverton, OR United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Hawaiian vacation was relaxing Three generations were in this home and is was perfect

Stay at Kai Nalu 3/20-3/27/2022

Reviewed on 2022-03-29 by Carmen D. , Marysville, WA United States
Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
We enjoyed our Kai Nalu stay very much . The neighbors were friendly and the house very spacious. There was a drainage issue in the main floor front en suite bath when the washer was going. And the downstairs hall bath toilet did not flush fully. Needs attention but no t a huge problem.
The living room sofas were not comfortable and need updating, especially in light of the nightly rental fee. The location was wonderful and convenient and the weather on that side of the island is definitely the nicest. Overall a great trip and we would stay there again.

Nice location and lanai

Reviewed on 2022-03-06 by Margaret W. , Highland Park, IL United States
Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4
The location within walking distance to Waimea is nice and it’s lovely to watch sunsets on the beach. The house is large and comfortable and the lanai is lovely. The only downsides were the beach isn’t a swimming beach, the neighbor’s dogs bark frequently, and she leaves the lights on her palm trees on all night—including the flashing ones. Not what I expected in Kauai! I also would have appreciated being informed when the workman who came to fix the A/C half way through our visit was going to be in the house.

Wonderful family vacation on the beach

Reviewed on 2022-02-14 by Jeff W. , St. Louis Park Minnesota, MN United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our family of seven adults vacationed together in this home for a week. It was the perfect setting. The house was very comfortable and well-equipped from the kitchen to the beach chairs. The outside table was the perfect place to eat and play cards. And most of all, the lovely beach just beyond our backyard created time for conversation, relaxation and great walks with relative privacy. One surprise for us was how much we enjoyed the location in Waimea. It is more residential than touristy, and residents were very kind and welcoming. The location was so walkable -- just a few blocks from small grocery stores, good meals with delightful service at Wrangler's Steakhouse and of course Jo Jo's shaved ice, all just blocks away. We were also surprised to find that a place called "Chicken in a Barrel" was a great place to drink beer. The rental company was fully informative and easy to work with. As others have noted, it's not a swimming beach (though one is just a few miles away), and do beware the noisy roosters. Still, we had a wonderful vacation and we highly recommend this home.

Spectacular home

Reviewed on 2022-01-12 by Leslie C. , Portland, OR Unknown
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This home is perfect! Great location and great amenities. There were 7 of us and it was perfect. The views from the lanai are special.

Family Vacation In Kauai

Reviewed on 2021-12-28 by Torri B. , Hilliard, OH Unknown
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our rental was perfect for the seven of us!! The house is very nice, in a quiet location, right on the beach. It is well stocked and had places for all of to gather and to find quiet time apart too.

It is a short walk to the local stores and restaurants. Waimea is a great location to easily get to other attractions and beaches on the island and was warmer/dryer weather while we were there than other parts of the Kauai. The rental company staff were easy to work with and We had a great stay!

Kai Nalu, home away from home

Reviewed on 2021-08-12 by Susan & Brian M. , Tinley Park, IL United States
Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Kai Nalu was a great home base for our west side adventures to Waimea Canyon and Napali. The black sand beach was peppered with green peridot. The Ishihara Market was 2 blocks away with great food. Good swimming at nearby Salt Pond Beach for the whole family.