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Oceanfront Wailua Bay View #214 - Hale Hokulani (House of Starry Heavens)

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

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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

**SPECIAL RATES now through the end of 2016, only $145 per night! Check the calendar and book now!

Welcome to beautiful Kauai and our Hale Hokulani, the House of Starry Heavens! Turn your Hawaiian dreams into lifelong memories, and escape to Wailua Bay View #214. Relax on the private lanai, a stone’s throw to the crashing waves. At night be amazed by a sky full of stars...at morning break watch glorious sunrises over the Pacific Ocean, sipping the Kauai coffee you'll find waiting for you! Located on the Royal Coconut Coast, 10 min. north of the airport, it's a convenient starting point for day trips over the entire island.

This direct oceanfront condo has 1 bdrm. with A/C and king-size bed w/memory foam topper, a completely renovated spa-like bathroom, and a full kitchen including a dishwasher. The living/dining room has a love seat and sofa bed with new queen size mattress. Includes FREE Wifi, FREE parking, and brand new washer/dryer (10/16), with NO resort fees. Feel the flow-thru trade winds, with the ceiling and floor fans; A/C in bedroom only.

Road noise will not be an issue in this unit! Check what guests have said in the "Reviews" about our double-paned noise reduction windows in the bedroom. They open for breezes, and close tightly for a quiet night's sleep. We continually upgrade and improve our home away from home. Just added: all new carpeting, with super-soft pad underneath, and a key-less entry system, for convenient check-in.

As owners we personally manage our condo, answer your questions, and visit 2 or 3 times a year to make sure everything is as promised. We have a fantastic on-island staff, should any need arise. Scroll down and read our reviews, over 80 in only 4 years of ownership, with several from returning guests. Look for reviews on other popular travel sites, there are several for our condo, search Wailua Bay View #214.

There’s 2 flat screen TV’s with cable, and Blu-Ray player. You’ll find coolers, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs, and beach umbrella. Peruse our many guide books, and our 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.

It’s 750 sq. feet of paradise, with everything you need for your island escape...the only thing missing is YOU! Remember to plan ahead, our calendar stays pretty full.

Are you dreaming of a multi-island trip, perhaps for Kauai and lovely Maui? Under the "Owner Info" tab, click the link for our oceanfront studio condo at Pohailani Maui #208, in Kahana, West Maui (vrbo.com/770866). We've been blessed to own it since Oct. 2015, it already has many 5-star reviews. We'll give you a discount if you book concurrent stays in both condos for your Hawaiian getaway!

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

Hawaii State TA and GE Tax ID: 209-045-0944-01

Key Words: beachfront, oceanfront, lanai, BBQ, pool, wifi, Kapa'a, Wailua, renovated, washer/dryer, free parking, condo, kitchen, pool, 1 bedroom.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jim and Crystal Ham
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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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based on 85 holidaymaker reviews

Oceanfront Wailua Bay View #214 - Hale Hokulani (House of Starry Heavens)
average rating of 4.882353 based on 88 reviews

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This has been a wonderful, relaxing vacation. We hate leaving. The condo is very nice, fantastic ocean view, wonderful breakfast and dinners and margaritas on the lanai, and a comfy bed. We even have surfers almost everyday right in front of us. It is very well equipped. It has snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, and an ice chest. We hope to return someday. Love the central island location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marilyn, thank you for the wonderful review, and we're so glad you had a relaxing vacation! You bet we'd like to have you back, and remember we give discounts for returnees! Isn't that lanai a great place to watch the waves? We're glad you enjoyed the comfy bed, and found everything you needed for a great stay. Aloha and Mahalo, Crystal and Jim
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Wonderful ocean-front condo that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently (Sept 2016) stayed at Crystal and Jim's condo in the Wailua Bay View. While this was our fourth time visiting the island and staying at the Wailua Bay View, it was our first time staying in this beautiful condo. Their unit is to the left of the complex (looking from street view), which we enjoy because it is more quiet on that side. They have made numerous upgrades in the last few years and it really makes such a difference! I love the sound-proof window in the master bedroom - it cuts the road noise completely out! Last time we came to Kaua'i in 2014, we were thinking we would need to find a different place to stay the next time because of the noise at night, but when I realized they had installed sound-proof windows in many of the units we quickly changed our mind as we LOVE staying at the Wailua Bay View!

The condo is fully equipped with everything you will need to have a relaxing, fabulous vacation! The lanai is our favorite spot to spend time while we're relaxing at the condo, and the newly updated lanai furniture made it as comfortable as can be. There are beach chairs, beach towels, a cooler, umbrella, and snorkeling equipment available to those who like to adventure out to the beach - we love to, so it was awesome to have all the equipment available right there at the condo! The kitchen is also fully equipped should you choose to do some cooking there - eating out on the lanai is always nice.

We enjoy checking out all the local eateries and there is no shortage around this area. Our new favorite spot was the Lava Lava Beach Club - great food and fun environment located right on the beach! Our favorite local, nice dinner haunt is the Hukilau Lanai located inside the Kauai Coast Resort. Other favorites within walking distance are Street Burger, Kilauea Fish Market Waipouli - casual plates and fresh ahi poke, Caffe Coco - fresh, locally sourced organic food, many Vegan choices, if that's your thing, Passion Bakery Cafe has amazing baked goods and pastries and is located right across from the complex.

As far as places and activities, there are too many to list. We discover something new every time we go! "Kauai Revealed" is an excellent guidebook for everything around the island - dining, adventures, beaches, etc. Highly recommended! We brought our own, but they have a copy at the condo too. We truly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return to Jim and Crystal's condo on our next trip to beautiful Kauai!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Christine, and thanks for the wonderful review! Wow, you make me want to just drop everything and go there right now! Good thing we're headed over there for one of our semi-annual visits in a few weeks! We also love that there's so many great restaurants and activities within walking distance of the condo, add that to being direct oceanfront, and it truly is a great location. We'd love to host you again soon!! Mahalo and Aloha, Crystal and Jim
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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my husband rented this condo for 3 nights. It was in the perfect location with plenty of parking, lots of nearly restaurants and a large uncrowded beach next door. The condo itself was very well stocked with everything we wanted (and a lot more besides), had a beautiful view and was very comfortable. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Fiona, and thanks for the great review! We would love for you to come back too, and perhaps stay a little longer...those crashing waves are calling you back! Mahalo, Crystal and Jim
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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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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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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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Kapaa, Kauai

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Special!
30 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £90
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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Kapaa in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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 soaps, paper products.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Includes noise reduction double-paned inner windows, that open for breezes but close tightly for a quiet sleep! Air Conditioning, with remote control (Bedroom only), King bed, w/ memory foam topper, new linens, quilt and pillows. Living room has queen sofabed, with new extra thick mattress and new linens and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
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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