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Jim and Crystal Ham

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Kauai...Crashing Waves, Magnificent Sunrises! Christmas Dates Still Available!

82 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Kapaa - Wailua Bay View Condominiums

1 Bdrm/1 Bath Direct Oceanfront Kauai Condo Rental, Bath Remodel, Stunning Views

Welcome to Hale Hokulani (House of Starry Heavens), our vacation home on beautiful Kauai! Turn your Hawaiian dreams into lifelong memories, and escape to Wailua Bay View #214. Located on the Royal Coconut Coast, just 10 minutes north of the airport, it's a convenient starting point for day trips over the entire island. You'll only be 2 minutes from the Wailua Golf Course, a highly rated municipal course right on the oceanfront!

This direct oceanfront condo has a bedroom with an A/C and Cal-King bed, a newly renovated bathroom, full kitchen, a living/dining room with a queen size sofa bed, and a full-size washer/dryer. The very private lanai is a stone’s throw to the crashing waves. It’s 750 sq. feet of paradise, with spectacular sunrises, panoramic views, relaxing sounds, and restful sleeps. The only thing missing is YOU! Remember to plan ahead, our calendar stays pretty full!

Road noise will not be an issue in this unit! Check out what guests have said in the "Reviews" section about our new double-paned sound-dampening inner windows in the bedroom. They slide open for the trade winds, and close tightly for a quiet night's sleep. The only sounds you'll hear are the ocean waves! We constantly upgrade and make improvements to our home away from home. We've just replaced all carpeting in the unit, and added a super-soft pad underneath. We now have a key-less entry system, for convenient check-in. You can unpack, into the closet and large dresser, so you won't be living out of a suitcase!

As owners we personally manage our condo, answer your questions, and visit 2 or 3 times a year to make sure all is as promised. Our efforts, combined with our excellent on-island staff, has led to success. Scroll down to our reviews, at last count there were 80 reviews in 4 years of ownership, with several from returning guests! Look for reviews on other popular travel sites, there are several for our condo, Wailua Bay View #214.

There’s always plenty of free parking, free Wifi, 2 flat screen TV’s with cable, and a Blu-Ray player. There's a bedroom A/C, with ceiling and floor fans throughout. You’ll find coolers, beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrella. Peruse our many guide books, and the Guest Binder with recommendations for restaurants, tours, and boat trips we’ve personally experienced. We list the local Farmer’s Markets, including one at the Coconut Marketplace, a 5 minute walk away. You can walk to many restaurants, bakeries, shops, kayak and bike rental locations, and great beaches. The spectacular, newly completed Kauai Bike/Walking Path is right out front.

Are you dreaming of a multi-island trip, perhaps for Kauai and lovely Maui? Under the "Owner Info" tab, there's a link called "All my rental listings". Click to see the oceanfront studio condo in the Kahana area of West Maui we purchased and listed in Oct. 2015. It's already gotten many 5-star reviews! It's at vrbo.com/770866. We give discounts if you book stays in both condos for your Hawaiian getaway!

Come see Hawaii and explore an island paradise. You’ll hike, play golf, snorkel, sunbathe and shop, but the irresistible pull of our lanai, and the view of those mesmerizing waves, will call you back…you won’t want to leave! Feel the Aloha spirit yet? Enjoy your Hawaiian holiday!

Hawaii State Tax ID: W77368854-01

Key Words: beachfront, oceanfront, lanai, BBQ, pool, wifi, Kapa'a, Wailua, renovated, 1 bdrm, washer/dryer, fully equipped, free parking.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim and Crystal Ham (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Jim and Crystal Ham

My husband and I grew up in Northern California, and we love the ocean! A 20 year naval career allowed us to frequently live near water on both coasts and 2 countries in Europe. Being blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively, we have stayed in many different types of accommodations, the good and the not so good. We know what works! We love our little "home away from home", and can't wait till retirement so we can spend more time there!

We love all of Hawaii, and especially Kauai for the incomparable beauty and rich lush landscapes. It offers diverse adventure, in an uncrowded atmosphere, and hearkens back to the Hawaii of old. We’re happy to share our condo, and spread the Aloha!

Jim and Crystal Ham purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jim and Crystal Ham chose Kauai

Wailua Bay View Unit 214 offers the oceanfront location we love, with privacy and convenience. It allows you to enjoy real Hawaii, with all the comforts of home! With a full kitchen, you'll spend less on eating out. Pack lightly, because you'll have a washer/dryer in the unit!

What makes this condo unique

Within seconds of walking into this condo, as you approach the sliding doors to the lanai, you will experience the breezes, the roar of the surf, and the wide open ocean in front of you! You'll watch surfers, paddle boarders, and sometimes outrigger canoe races! Watch for the occasional turtle bobbing in the waves, and whales in the winter. At night, you'll be lulled to dreamland by the sound of the crashing waves. The moon rising and reflecting off the water will be stunning! (Try to come during a full moon!) You will feel right at home, and won't want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don't know when one of my "spur of the moment" trips has ever turned out so smoothly. I attribute it all to my hosts.

First, your vacation condo was available; second, it is so perfectly stocked! Kitchen items, beach items, and what a comfortable place to hang. The bed is very comfortable. Thank you for the high end sheets, towels, dinner dishes and silverware.

You have thought of everything and you should know that it hasn't gone unnoticed. Your perseverance is looking for the perfect view, location, and atmosphere completely paid off!
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 82 holidaymaker reviews

Kauai...Crashing Waves, Magnificent Sunrises! Christmas Dates Still Available!
average rating of 4.878049 based on 85 reviews
5

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything- view, clean, kichen stocked with everything you need, great location, owners very helpful, etc. We have rented many condos on all the islands, and this unit rates one of the tops. I will definitely go back.

I do miss not having the pool on the ocean side of the building, but the pool and pool grounds are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the wonderful review! The fact that you're experienced, frequent condo guests in Hawaii, and you said ours is "one of the best" means so much to us!! We would love to have you back! Aloha and Mahalo, Crystal and Jim
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Beautiful View

  • 3 of 5

This condo is exactly as it appears in the photos. Beautiful view right on the beach. I rated it a 3 because I didn't realize there is no central air conditioning in this unit .There is a window unit in the bedroom which works plenty good enough for sleep. After a long day of excitement I like to come back to cool down and relax. Which didn't happen here. Even though this unit is on the beach it was very difficult to pull the breeze inside the unit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Pat, we're glad you enjoyed the beautiful view, and our pictures accurately depict the unit. Late summers can be quite warm and humid in the tropics, I'm so sorry you felt the condo was only a 3 star. We clearly state on our listing the bedroom has an A/C unit, and there are ceiling and floor fans for the rest of the unit. Perhaps come back next time in the spring or winter, I think you'll give it a 5! Aloha and mahalo for your business, Crystal and Jim
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4

Neat Condo - Centrally Located

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this condo while in Kauai for a two week visit. The best feature of the condo is the view. The lanai looks right out into the bay - we sat out there and had coffee every single morning! The second best feature of the condo is its location. Only minutes from the airport, the condo is centrally located - perfect if you intend to explore the entire island (which we did, thoroughly). The condo had everything we needed to make simple meals and Safeway is just down the street. The bakeries across the street are wonderful and so are the Mexican food place and the hamburger joint right across the main highway/road from the condo! There is a nice little pool area and the building and unit are very well maintained. We were greeted with a bottle of bubbly (non-alcoholic) and coffee supplies for the next day. Owners are wonderfully communicative and really care that you have a lovely stay! And we had exactly that!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie, thank you for the great review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! You are absolutely correct, we really care that our guests have an enjoyable stay. We realize the investment of time and resources, and the major effort it takes to plan a Hawaiian vacation. For some it's a once in a lifetime endeavor. We love our sweet little spot in paradise, and you've touched on many of the reasons why. We hope it all brings you back again for a future stay, and that discount we offer to all returnees! Aloha and Mahalo, Crystal and Jim
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5

Great Unit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed here on our honeymoon. We thought that this unit was great! It was spacious, clean, well-stocked, and featured a beautiful and private lanai with an Ocean view. Crystal was also very nice and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Jodie for the great review! A honeymoon should be at a fabulous location, and we're so glad you were happy with our sweet little condo!! Congrats again, and best wishes in the future! Come back soon for that second honeymoon!! Aloha and Mahalo, Crystal and Jim
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5

Wonderful !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful days in Kauai. Thank you staying in your nice Condo.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Silvia, I love your review, it sums it up so well! We were happy to host you, all the way from Europe! We love our international guests who come so far to visit Kauai, the island paradise. We've had several from as far away as Australia, Germany, Switzerland...there's really no other place like Hawaii! Please come back again, those waves are calling you! Mahalo and Aloha, Crystal and Jim
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One of the best vacation spots ever! Dream location!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in Crystal and Jim's beautiful condo overlooking the ocean. Watched waves and surfers from the lanai. The condo is located central to reaching the south and north sides of Kauai. Fabulous hiking to waterfalls in a forested jungle-like atmosphere at Hoopie! Snorkeling and swimming at Poi Pu bay using equipment provided at the condo. Only 5 minutes to take the river cruise to the Fern grotto. Made many meals in the well appointed kitchen. Swam in the beautiful pool located right outside. Loved the botanical/sculpture garden on the northeast corner of Kauai. Couldn't do all. Can't wait to come back next year! Thanks so much, Crystal and Jim.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie, thanks for the great review! It sounds like your special Mother/Daughter trip was lovely, and you enjoyed much of what Kauai has to offer. There's so much! We have also visited the iconic Fern Grotto, and we loved snorkeling and swimming at Poipu, but you hit on our favorite thing...make a nice dinner and enjoy it on your own lanai, gazing at the blue-green waters of the Pacific ocean! Wish I was there right now.... Come back soon, Crystal and Jim
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Brick Oven Pizza
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Kintaro's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Wailua Bay Beach
Car: recommended

This unit (#214) in on the far north/east end of the complex, away from the Highway! 10 minutes from Lihue airport, along the Royal Coconut Coast. Halfway between Poipu in the south and Princeville/Hanalei in the north. Close to the Wailua River, with kayaking and boat tours to the Fern Grotto. Also near to the Coco Palms Hotel, made famous by Elvis Presley and movie "Blue Hawaii". Only 5 minutes from the Smith Family Gardens and their famous Luau. Walk to over 8 restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops, including at the Coconut Marketplace, with it's twice-weekly Farmers Markets. Hike the Sleeping Giant mountain, or just relax on the beach. Rent a bicycle to use the bike/walking path that runs right in front of the complex.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Kapaa, Kauai

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£171
 
 
Peak Season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£409
for 2 nights
From
£162
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£374
for 2 nights
From
£144
£1,096
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £85
Tax Rate 13.42%

FYI: Homeaway/VRBO has a traveler service fee of approximately 5% to 10%, based on length of stay. They collect this fee; it's automatically added to your quote.

We require two payments: 50% (including the VRBO service fee mentioned above) to book and hold your dates; remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to check in, and you'll get an email reminder.

Email me for discounted nightly rates on 30+ day rental periods. Any stay of longer than 3 weeks will have an increased cleaning fee ($150).

Check in time is 3pm, Check out is 10am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Booking date to 30 days prior to arrival: Full refund minus $150 fee.
0 to 29 days prior to arrival: 50% of total rental costs.
Important note: the VRBO traveler service fee is not refundable upon cancellation.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Kapaa in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Completely new and remodeled! Walk-in tiled shower, "rain" shower head, new custom vanity with Caesarstone countertop, tiled floor, and of course a blow dryer! Plenty of soft, plush towels; includes starter kit of soaps, and paper products.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We've added sound-dampening double-paned inner windows, they open for breezes but close tightly for a quiet sleep! Just close the outer jalousies, the new inner windows, the plantation shutters, and the black-out curtains...zzzzzzz! Air Conditioning, with remote control (Bedroom only), Cal-King bed with thick memory foam topper. All new linens, quilt and pillows. Living room has queen sofabed, with new extra thick mattress and new linens and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Restaurants, bakeries, shops, and the Coconut Marketplace are all within walking distance. You're steps away from the half-mile long Wailua Beach, which encompasses Wailua Bay and Wailua River State Park. There's a long, paved beach walk/bike trail right in front of the complex. You can walk along the beach to the north, to a keiki (children's) pool, and a sacred heiau (ancient Hawaiian temple). Only 5 minutes away from Lydgate Park, with protected snorkeling ponds and a fantastic playground. Wailua Bay View is all about the 'bay view'! And although you can swim in Wailua Bay, it is known for swells and riptides. Not for novices! That's why the local surfers and bodyboarders love it, and they are fun to watch!

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