For the ultimate getaway, look into Kauai condo rentals. You can relax in the beauty of this Hawaiian Garden Isle in the comfort and privacy of a condo. You'll spend roughly the same as a hotel, but have all the comforts of home!
Kauai Condo Rentals
Renting a condo on Kauai is becoming more popular, especially for families. While the price is approximately the same as a hotel, condos can offer more space and amenities. Many have private gardens and lanais, private beaches and hot tubs. Here is a sampling of some of the island's condos for rent.
The Princeville Resort is a 23 acre resort located on the North Shore of the Garden Island. Located on Hanalei Bay, Princeville is near shopping and restaurants. There are five condominium complexes at the resort:
- Pua Poa
- Pali KeKua
- Sea Lodge
Condos range in size from one to three bedrooms. Amenities include ocean views, spa facilities, and discounts at the resort golf courses.
Secret Beach Hideaway
A luxury complex of only a few condos, the Secret Beach Hideaway is a lavish retreat. Each condo has its own garden, hot tub and lanai. Located on 40 oceanfront acres on the North Shore, it has a path to the famous to the Kauai Secret Beach. It's near shopping restaurants and catering is available upon request.
Kiahuna Plantation Condos
Kiahuna Plantation Condos is situated on 35 acres of the oldest sugar plantation in Hawaii. The architecture mixes traditional Hawaiian style with modern convenience. Only three condos are available at Kiahuna Plantation, ranging from one to two bedrooms. This oceanfront South Shore retreat is near Poipu for restaurants and shopping.
Tips for Renting a Kauai Condo
You want your trip to be perfect and stress free. A few simple tips can make your renting experience go more smoothly.
Lodging space is at a premium in Hawaii, and condos are no exception. Book as early as possible, to ensure you will have the unit you prefer. If your condo choice is unavailable, be sure and ask for alternate suggestions.
Clarify What's Included
You don't want surprises on your vacation. Determine what is included in the rental price and what is not. Be on the lookout for hidden surcharges. Check, for example about:
- Occupancy taxes
- Maid service
- Internet and WiFi
Get a Contract
Always get a contract before you spend any money. Check the reputation of owner rentals by contacting the Better Business Bureau or requesting local references.
Make sure the contract spells out the cancellation policy and the policy on early departures. While you don't plan to leave early, it's reassuring to know in advance what to expect in case of an emergency.
Maintenance Contact Numbers
No one wants plumbing problems on vacation, or a sudden power outage. You should find out who to call in case of a late night facility problem.
Determine the Rules
You should understand the major rental guidelines before you arrive. For example, Hawaiian law restricts smoking in rental units. Policies may also vary on maid service and pool rules.