Guest Reviews


Best experience ever!

“Best experience ever...we loved every minute of our stay”

by Shaw Submitted Date of Stay:

Amazing place!!

“Amazing place!! Great location. Close to supermarkets, places to eat and shop. Walking distance to the beach. This place has everything you need, fully equipped kitchen and things to use for the beach. Very easy check in and out. Parking spot available and easy access from the parking to the house. The house is beautiful!! Very well decorated, big spaces and it's a nice place to go to when your tires from a long day hiking and you just want to stay and relax with a home cooked dinner. Ralph and Elizabeth had great details, they left a bottle of wine and they also left a tablet in the house were you did the check in and out, and was filled with recommendations of places to go and visit. I would definitely recommend!! Better than any hotel I would have chosen. ”

by Teserita Submitted Date of Stay:

Such a beautiful gem of a condo.

“Such a beautiful gem of a condo. We only got to stay for a few days, but we definitely want to come back one day. The location, just a few steps from the ocean, is AMAZING.”

by Melissa Submitted Date of Stay:

Love the space and the cleanliness.

“Love the space and the cleanliness. Also the multiple fans really make up for the lack of ac. ”

by Rattanaporn Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph and Elizabeth’s condo is everything described and more.

“Ralph and Elizabeth’s condo is everything described and more. Check-in could not have been any easier. The condo is fully stocked and has charming decor. Nothing beats the view from the lanai. The ocean and flowers are absolutely gorgeous! We would love to stay there again in the future.”

by Jennifer Submitted Date of Stay:

This condo exceeded my expectations in every way.

The gardens were incredible, the beach was perfect. The condo was very clean and had all the beach supplies we needed. Highly recommend to anyone!

by Zoe Submitted Date of Stay:

Amazing location!

“Amazing location! Beautiful condo right by the water with easy access to everywhere on the island. Communication with Ralph and Elizabeth was great and easy. We definitely recommend this place!”

by Nicole Submitted Date of Stay:

Our stay was beyond amazing!

“Our stay was beyond amazing! We were traveling with our toddler and this location was perfect for him. He enjoyed running around the place and exploring the beautiful outdoor area! We were literally footsteps away from the beach, but safe enough for him to not run into the ocean whenever he wants. There is also a little "baby beach" area, which is protected from waves that is perfect to just relax and lounge. This location is central to so many different eateries as well as activities, such as hiking and exploring. Coming from SoCal, we didn't find the traffic driving south bad at all! We never hesitated to drive south to Lihue or north to Kapa'a. The place itself was perfect. Basic amenities were available, great communication, and super clean! If you need anything, just contact Ralph and Elizabeth and they are willing to work with you. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Kaua'i. ”

by Lisa Submitted Date of Stay:

My husband and I had such a wonderful time staying at Ralph and Elizabeth’s beautiful place by the ocean.

“My husband and I had such a wonderful time staying at Ralph and Elizabeth’s beautiful place by the ocean. We were celebrating our honeymoon, and the second we walked in, we immediately knew this was the perfect place in Kauai for our stay. It was so clean (and I’m a bit weird about cleanliness and the place was spotless), and it was seriously so inviting and cozy that I was really sad to have to leave. Thank you for letting us stay in your little paradise in Kauai!”

by Alicia Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph & Elizabeth's place is in a perfect location

“Ralph & Elizabeth's place is in a perfect location to reach cool local shops and plenty of tasty eats. They are quick to respond to any questions you may have and provide plenty of tips/advice on things to check out during your stay. The sweet personal touches were also a huge plus. They make it feel like home, which makes it all that much harder to drag your behind out of there when it's time to leave. We hope to be back in the future.”

by Jordan Submitted Date of Stay:

Second Stay!

“It’s our second time staying here and I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else! We had a great time!”

by Joel Submitted Date of Stay:

The Hoovers’ condo has countless touches

“The Hoovers’ condo has countless touches to make your stay go smoothly. Nearly everything is labeled for easy finding, electronic check in and check out, the Alexa, and guidebook full of tips for your stay. They supply nearly everything you may want for beach supplies. The condo itself was well-stocked with paper supplies and spotless. The Hoovers and the cleaning crew were very accommodating with our early arrival as well! We couldn’t ask for a better place to stay in terms of location, price, proximity to the beach, great food, and hikes nearby!”

by Laura Submitted Date of Stay:

Gorgeous Condo! Great owners

We were blessed to stay at this condo from 2/22/18-3/23/18. We have been coming to Kauai for 20 years and this was one of the nicest condos with great owners. The communication with them was always quick and our questions were answered promptly. The condo was very well stocked including laundry supplies which is very rare. The bed was very comfortable which always is important. The Hoovers made everything easy with the book in the condo and with texting. Although the weather was wet for most of the stay we still had a memorable time. We look forward to returning.
Mahalo
Tom and Dianne

by Tom & Dianne from St. Bonifacius, Mn.. Submitted Date of Stay:

“Perfect place for a vacation!

“Perfect place for a vacation! The condo is perfect and we loved the condo's beach so much that we didn't have to drive to any other beach. We will go back there for sure!”

by Lucas Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph and Elizabeth's place was more than we expected.

Ralph and Elizabeth's place was more than we expected. It was so beautiful and the location in Kapa'a was perfect! Everything was clean and well organized for maximum comfort and ease. Having snorkeling gear and beach chairs was awesome, and being able to have my coffee on the beach every morning was dreamy. Ralph and Elizabeth warmly welcomed us and stayed in touch throughout the trip to ensure we were having a great stay. It was just so easy and made the tail end of our Hawaiian vacation a relaxing finish to an otherwise adventurous trip!

by Ashley Submitted Date of Stay:

We stayed a week here and loved it!

We stayed a week here and loved it! Anything you could ever need is here. Very comfortable and stylish condo. In the most beautiful, and ideal setting. We had our 2-year-old with us, and they even had a high chair and pack n play there for us to use. So much thought went into this condo. You won't regret booking it. We will definitively be back to visit

by Alivia Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph and Elizabeth's place is absolutely incredible.

Ralph and Elizabeth's place is absolutely incredible. The amenities are wonderful, and the condo is clean and beautiful. Ralph was great about communicating and making sure we had everything we needed. There were great suggestions on restaurants and things too - which we took full advantage of! Kauai is such a beautiful place, and Ralph and Elizabeth's place is a wonderful place to spend your time there!

by Sarah Rose Submitted Date of Stay:

Best location in Kapaa. Easy access to north shore, airport, and south shore areas.

Great, private gated community with beautiful beaches right in front. Wonderful restaurants in walking distance as well as grocery store and “ABC” store to buy anything you forgot or that isn’t provided. The condo is fully equipped, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Will definitely look forward to staying here again.

by Elana Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph & Elizabeth's condo exceeded our expectations in all aspects

(affordability, location, cleanliness, view, etc). Our check-in was seamless. Ralph contacted me beforehand with everything I needed to know about the place, it's contents, and how to access the condo. My wife and I were greeted with a bottle of wine left by R&E as well as a beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding mountains from their patio. The pictures of this unit are spot on! The location could not have been better for us. R&E's condo is located within a gated complex with plenty of parking. Also, Kapaa is centrally located on Kauai and makes it easy to get to Princeville, Poipu, or anywhere else around the beautiful island. My wife and I are big foodies/cooks and found everything we need in the kitchen. Three BBQs are also available to use by the pool! We also loved having access to all the beach equipment (snorkels, fins, umbrella, chairs, etc). The next time we come to Kauai, we will definitely be staying in R&E's condo!

by Scott & Charlotte Submitted Date of Stay:

This place is highly recommended!

My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon here and it was great. The condo has all the amenities you honestly need, whether it’s kitchen utilities for cooking or snorkeling and boogie boards for the beach! The condo is well kept and clean! We also enjoyed that the condo was centrally located so the drive down south to Poipu beach or the trip up north is an easy drive! There are really good restaurants within walking distance, our favorite was the Lava Lava Beach Club which is a nice restaurant on the beach, and only a 2 minuet walk from the condo. Ralph and Elizabeth were really great hosts and were always quick to respond if I had any questions. Had a great time and would definitely stay here again!

by Nick Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph and Elizabeth's place was great.

The condo is pretty central as far as Kauai is concerned, so were able to easily visit everywhere on the island within an hour drive max (from Waimea Canyon to Ke'e beach in the north). Additionally, we were about a ten-minute drive into central Kapaa, where many of the restaurants and small shops are located. They also had snorkeling gear and beach gear (towels, chairs, and an umbrella) free for use for the weekend. We threw some of the gear into our rental car during our stay. Then, we were ready to stop at any interesting beaches while we were out for the day.

by Ryan & Lauren Submitted Date of Stay:

What can we say...it was an amazing first-time experience

What can we say...it was an amazing first-time experience, not only first Airbnb but our first trip to Kaua’i! We loved that the condo was centrally located to all the touristy spots and the stunning view of the ocean from their Lanai. The easy beach access and amenities they provided (i.e, snorkels, beach chairs, boogie boards etc) made chilling at the beach more enjoyable

by Amber Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful Condo, great located!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Everything was perfect! Our daughter loved it-the garden and the baby ocean pool with fish were great and for us the beach club, coffee shop and other things close by were perfect because we didn‘t need to go buy car. Hope we can come back one day though it is very far away from home..

by Wilms Family Submitted Date of Stay:

Family Christmas in Paradise

Your condo was perfect for the three of us. It is beautifully furnished and functionally appointed. We particularly appreciated your restaurant recommendations and followed many-Monica’s, Beachhouse for Christmas lunch/dinner at 3:45 in the afternoon, Kilauea Fish Market in Kilauea and Dolphins in Hanalei. Every one was spot on delicious! Additionally, there was caroling nearby in the complex on Christmas Day that we really enjoyed. I don’t know how we could have pack more fun into three days. We drove the entire island road-twice to Lighthouse National Wildlife Center as it was closed on Christmas Eve-Christmas day to the Canyon which was mostly socked in going up but beautiful and sunny on the way down. Recent readings had me determined to see the Albatross Colony at Lighthouse and we were able to do that. And our adult daughter asked for beach time every day before sunset. Thanks for your consistent communications. It made it so easy to reach you when we had the minor glitch with the sofa bed linens! Mahalo.

by Wood Family Submitted Date of Stay:

The location was totally awesome, and the condo was exceptionally clean.

“The location was totally awesome, and the condo was exceptionally clean. Check-in was a breeze. And, the hosts were great. The only downside was the Kauai traffic jams (not joking!), which sometimes meant 45-minute, three-mile trips back to the condo. But, this is not anyone's fault. It's a problem in several places on the island. Overall, we had a great, comfortable stay. And, we'd highly recommend this place to anyone!”

by Joshua Wetterhahn Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful Condo With Everything You Need!

We had a fantastic stay and Ralph and Elizabeth's Condo in Paradise! They have put so much thought and effort into every aspect of their vacation property and we felt like it was truly a piece of paradise to come "home" to at the end of a day of exploring beautiful Kauai. The kitchen was very well equipped, the bed was very comfortable, the living room was very comfortable and having the second bathroom was great. This condo is on the ground level and the access to the beach and beautiful grounds of Lae Nani was so easy. The lanai had two comfortable loungers and the view from the dining chairs was completely of the ocean and palm trees! We couldn't have asked for anything more! Ralph and Elizabeth were wonderful to work with right from the start. They were very prompt with answers and provided all the necessary details we needed. They made us feel so at home it was very difficult to leave. We hope to come back to Kauai again and share in this paradise again! Thanks so very much for a wonderful stay!

by The Demeter's Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful condo

This beautiful condo is situated so that you don't get the hot sun all day long, only the afternoon sun. It is on the first floor so no steps to climb. Well stocked with all the essentials, plus. The owners were very helpful when a problem arose. I would rent here again in a heartbeat.

by The Kremer's Submitted Date of Stay:

We loved the Lea Nani resort and the condo.

“We loved the Lea Nani resort and the condo. It is central on Kauai so day trips either north or south is easy. Many restaurants and bars are walking distance. Overall it was great and hope to get back.”

by Colleen & Wayne Gardiner Submitted Date of Stay:

Nothing could be better.

I stay at many Airbnb's around the world throughout the year. This is one of the really good ones. The apartment is very well equipt with everything you need. You could literally move right in if you wanted to. They gave really great instructions. The apartment was clean and in a really great location. They had really fast WiFi. Nothing could be better.

by Steven Irby Submitted Date of Stay:

Honeymoon at #317 Lea Nani

Both my wife and I were thrilled by our stay at this condo. It was a long day and also a hot one after our long flight and standing in line to get our rental car, but once we got to the condo we were impressed by our accomodations. It was clean, and bright! It was also hot that day, but once we opened up the screen doors and windows, the breezes came thru and cooled us off. The manicured lawn and short walk to our beach was like icing on the cake. It is just a short walk to the ABC stores and other little shops to peruse in. Grocery stores and some restaurants are probably within a quarter mile away and easy access. Many big name resorts in vicinity, but if you want to come to Hawaii to relax and enjoy the beaches and swimming avoid the crowds, this is were I would recommend you coming to stay. I am not sure when the next time my wife and I will come back to Hawaii, but we have both decided that this is the place we would want to stay at. I highly recommend this condo to stay at for anyone contemplating to come to Kaui !!!

by Alan Kukral Submitted Date of Stay:

We absolutely loved the Hoover's home!

We absolutely loved the Hoover's home! We stayed here 4 nights, then at the St. Regis -- and we honestly preferred the beach and relaxed vibe at Lae Nani. You are walking distance to awesome restaurants and activities (our favorites were Hukilau Lanai, Street Burger, Kayak Wailua) and their home is beautifully decorated and stocked with all the beach equipment you'll need! Ralph & Elizabeth were very responsive and helpful, and we highly recommend this stay!

by Emily & George Yousling Submitted Date of Stay:

Such a lovely place!

Such a lovely place! The scenery is exactly what is pictured and the condo was very comfortable. It felt very safe and secluded but easy to get to stores, restaurants, and main roads.

by Margery Gianopoulos Submitted Date of Stay:

Ralph and Elizabeth's place was more than we expected.

Ralph and Elizabeth's place was more than we expected. It was so beautiful and the location in Kapa'a was perfect! Everything was clean and well organized for maximum comfort and ease. Having snorkeling gear and beach chairs was awesome, and being able to have my coffee on the beach every morning was dreamy. Ralph and Elizabeth warmly welcomed us and stayed in touch throughout the trip to ensure we were having a great stay. It was just so easy and made the tail end of our Hawaiian vacation a relaxing finish to an otherwise adventurous trip!

by Ashley Anewalt Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Guest Review Amber

“My parents enjoyed their stay at this lovely condo. Centrally located and beautiful grounds right on the ocean. Thank you very much for fast responses when needed.”

by Amber from North Bend, OR. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Guest Review from Sarah

“We had a wonderful stay at this comfortable condo. The communication with Ralph and Elisabeth was really easy. They thought about every equipment possible. Nothing was missing. Lae Nani is a familial, quiet and beautiful place! Perfect with kids. You can decide to chill and enjoy your stay or take your car and discover Kauaï. we did both!!”

by Sarah from Stuttgart, Germany. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Guest Review from Mari-Claire

“After extensive research, we settled on this condo...it exceeded our expectations. Very roomy and homely place which served as an excellent base on the island. Close to kappa (which we thought had the best restaurants) you are well placed to go anywhere on the island and not be too far from home. Communication was fantastic and the welcome gift made us feel very special. Cannot recommend this place enough. ”

by Mari-Claire from Bothwell, UK. Submitted Date of Stay:

Fantastic!

“Fantastic! Ralph & Elizabeth are wonderful people. Pros: Location - the location is great to be able to explore the island both south and north shore. Plus Kaapa has a very cute downtown and plenty of food options itself. Clean - from inside the condo to the grounds and pool itself. Amenities - the condo provides so many amenities, they have a full kitchen, plenty o f linens, plus they provide beach chairs and boogie boards! Communication - Ralph and Elizabeth were very communicative in making sure all was good with us. All the instructions were perfect not leaving out any details. By far they were the best couple I have dealt with on Airbnb so far. I highly recommend staying at Ralph & Elizabeth's, I have stayed at many airbnb and this by far was my best experience! ”

by Nicole from San Diego, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Users - Joe & Cathy Abrea

“This place was great! We had a wonderful time with little ones! Nice oceanview at the backyard easy access to the beach! The condo has everything we need! Mahalo Ralph and Elizabeth! Till next time!”

by Joe & Cathy Abrea from California. Submitted Date of Stay:

VRBO User - Great condo on a great property.

My family and I had a wonderful time staying at this Lae Nani unit. The condo has been updated and is in excellent condition. It also has all the amenities one could ask for, including a pack&play and highchair. And Just in case anything went wrong, or we needed anything during our stay the owners reached out to us upon our arrival to ensure everything was great, and to offer their immediate support if needed. The grounds on the property are always kept in terrific condition, and this year was no different. When we get back there I will be trying to stay in this unit again. What a wonderful place for a relaxing vacation!

by James Legein Submitted Date of Stay:

Great location. Clean. Beautiful grounds and right on the beach.

“Great location. Clean. Beautiful grounds and right on the beach. Great little beach bar/restaurant next door. As advertised and better than expected..”

by Airbnb User - Stephanie Morrison Submitted Date of Stay:

This a a very well appointed unit in a complex that is clean and nicely landscaped. Wonderful.

This was the perfect condo for us. It is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. It's close enough to the airport to make arrival and departure quick but far enough away that you are not bothered by airport traffic. The master suite has the only really comfortable mattress my husband has slept on since back surgery. The location makes it easy and relatively quick to get to any part of the island. Grocery stores are close. The ocean view is lovely, yet the lanai is also out of the wind. The beach was clean and uncrowded although the surf was a bit rough during our stay (Nov-Dec 2016). There is a Keiki pool at one end for safe swimming for all A perfect stay for the two of us.

by VRBO User - Leslie Lewis Submitted Date of Stay:

Lovely well equipped condo

We rented this condo for my elderly father and he loved it!!! It was spacious and well appointed for the needs of guests. It was spotlessly clean and had everything he needed. Furnishings and appointments were nicer than average and quite new! Beautiful view of the ocean and easy access from the parking lot. The owner was extremely nice to deal with and very thoughtful too. He even checked in to see how my dad was doing and if he needed anything. I would not hesitate to recommend this condo!

by VRBO User - Donna White Submitted Date of Stay:

WE LOVED THIS CONDO IN PARADISE!

We just returned from a 2 week stay at this beautiful property and can wholeheartedly recommend it! From our first contact Ralph and Elizabeth were wonderful to deal with - extremely responsive and promptly answered all of our inquiries. The condo has a beautiful view and is nicely updated (just as pictures show). It is very well stocked with everything you need - from kitchen, bathroom and laundry supplies to beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie board and coolers. We have stayed in many VRBO condos and this is by far the best in terms of having everything we needed. We also appreciated the very comfy bed in the master bedroom! The property is very well maintained and very beautiful. Even though it is a fairly large complex it never feels crowded and whether on the beach or at the pool you always have plenty of space to yourself. Kauai is a beautiful island and there is so much to do including hiking, kayaking, helicopter tours, boat tours or just enjoying the beaches, views and people. The location of this condo is central to both the northern beaches and to activities to the south and west. We also liked it because we could walk to stores and restaurants and even Kapa'a. We will definitely be back!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.Response

by VRBO User - Max & Betty Tate from Victoria, British Columbia. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Review from Colleen

“We've been to Hawaii many times and this was by far our favorite visit... thanks in large part to the accommodations. The condo was perfect - it was well-appointed and comfortable, the view from the lanai was fantastic, and it provided everything we needed to enjoy our time on Kauai (comfortable beach chairs and umbrella, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, coolers, etc.). We absolutely loved the amenities at Lae Nani - we played tennis every morning, the pool was lovely, and most nights we cooked dinner on the grills near the pool (really nice, high-end grills!). We were surprised at how picturesque the beach is right there on the grounds. We brought the beach chairs down to the beach in the evenings to watch the sunset and enjoy an evening beverage. The location is great, as well. There are several restaurants within easy walking distance (including a "toes-in-the-sand" beach bar/restaurant right next door). There's also a farmer's market within about a five minute walk with a good selection of locally grown fruits (great papaya!), and a few grocery stores are a few minute drive away. We also found that if it was raining at "home", we could easily drive pretty much anywhere on the island, as Lae Nani is about a 40 minute drive from Hanalei (north) a little less to Poipu (south). Both drives were enjoyable. Ralph and Elizabeth were incredibly accommodating. They were always immediately responsive to questions, they compiled helpful info about events and things to do, and they even left us a nice bottle of wine to welcome us to the condo. Thanks Ralph and Elizabeth... we will return soon! ”

by Colleen from Juneau, Alaska. Submitted Date of Stay:

Eric Savory - Airbnb Guest

We loved our stay. Amenities are very nice including beach chairs, snorkeling gear, boogie board, tennis equipment. Host was very reachable and always responded back to questions within an hour or less. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

by Eric Savory from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Submitted Date of Stay:

Stiles - Airbnb Review

We were fortunate to find your place on Airbnb, Note to fellow travelers don't hesitate secure your reservation as this is a great find. Location, location, and location. Plus everything you,d want in a vacation rental and much more

by Bill Stiles from Murrieta, California. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb User Review

“Great trip. Condo was as described and in excellent condition. I highly recommend. ”

by William from Gerwing. Submitted Date of Stay:

Our Stay in Paradise

Thank you Liz and Ralph. Your home was amazing! We had the best time ever! Thank you for so thoughtfully appointing the condo. Everything we needed was there. Nice choices on furniture and artwork. The bed was super comfortable.

by Gene Ruben from Ventura, CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

The property is clean and comfortable.

Ralph and Elizabeth have done a wonderful job creating a warm, welcoming, comfortable atmosphere in their condo. It is obvious they put a lot of thought and used their personal experience on the island to make sure their guests have everything they need to enjoy themselves. Upon arrival there was a bottle of wine waiting for us and a starter pack of coffee. We arrived late at night so this was a nice way to relax after traveling while listening to the ocean. It was also a relief to have coffee in the morning before we had time to stock up ourselves. The kitchen had all the necessities, they provided coolers to pack up food for the days adventures, and a closet full of supplies to make the beach more comfortable and fun. The condo was clean (no bugs! Rare in Hawaii), walking distance to Coconut Market with shops and an ABC store, and walking distance to the LLBC (Lava Lava Beach Club) that had music, a bar, games, and good food right on the beach. The condo is in a great location to easily drive to the North shore or South shore to explore beautiful beaches, hiking, fishing, and good food, but if you don't want to drive the condo is located on a nice beach with a kid friendly pool, fishing, and a nice area to hunt for seashells. We enjoyed our stay and Ralph was very easy to work with always quick to respond to questions, provide information, and made sure the whole process was smooth and painless. We travel to Kauai 1-2 times a year and this condo was one of our favorites and reasonably priced.

by Amber Shoffner from CA. Submitted Date of Stay:

Airbnb Guest Review - Hess Family

The pictures and description were spot on. Very friendly and patient communication with host before / under arrival (even though we had lots of questions as first time AirBnb'ers). Lots of good guiding to favorite beaches, restaurants etc. There was even a welcome gift, in the form of a good bottle of wine upon arrival! Very very nice pool and beach just at the border of the property. The location is perfect for exploring the island in both directions. The condo itself presents it self very nicely indeed. Beautiful furniture, good king size bed. Kitchen with everything you need for cooking and storing. Spices / oil etc. present. You have your own protected terrace with direct access from the living room with a wonderful view of the garden and the beach. Comes highly recommended!

by Airbnb User - Carsten Hess from Aarhus, Denmark. Submitted Date of Stay: