10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Kauai East Shore, Hawaii, For A Unique Island Experience - Updated 2021

vrbo kauai east shore
Karina
Karina 
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Also known as “the Garden Isle,” Kauai is one of the most spectacular islands on the Hawaiian archipelago. Home to tropical rainforests, crystal-clear waters, golden-sand beaches, and dramatic cliffs, this stunning destination has been home to many honeymooners, families looking for exotic adventures, but also Hollywood movies. The Kauai East Shore is known for its natural wonders, including the Wailua River State Park and Waterfalls, the Bell Stone, and the Sleeping Giant. Eager to see what the island has to offer, or are you just looking for complete and utter relaxation in a luxury villa? We’ve got you covered either way. Read on as we show you the best Vrbo accommodations in Kauai East Shore, Hawaii.

1. Beachfront vacation rental with game room (from USD 249)

This beachfront accommodation is ideal for families looking to enjoy a relaxing vacation on the shores of the ocean. With literally only the beach separating the villa from the water, the property boasts two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with two twin beds, a full bathroom, and a spacious living area. The amenities’ list includes two flat-screen televisions, a washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and a modern kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, a stove, a dishwasher, a microwave, and a Nespresso machine. Guests will also get to enjoy the outdoor pool of the complex, as well as a game room with cards and ping pong tables.

Only thing between you and the ocean is the Beach! Top Floor, unobstructed view
57 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Every room has a view of the ocean
The pictures do not do this place
Found we could stroll to town to get coffee with fresh coconut milk
The condo is small but the views are beautiful
Anything you might need they have thought of
Cleanliness:
You really can't get closer to the ocean
- I was afraid the nearby main road ("the" road around the island -
very clean & had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
Everything was as advertised and better
Host:
Amazing host with great communication
I was so happy about
Vikki (the owner) is amazing very responsive and helpful with almost instant communication
promptly She even refunded us a couple nights to make up for the inconvenience which was much appreciated
very well taken care of with beautiful landscaping & a small but very nice pool area
Location:
Also great central location near Lihue
You're right on the beach and a short walk away from stores and restaurants
I loved sleeping to the sound of the waves and
comfortable clean and a great location to explore the entire island
The condo is close to grocery stores
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2. Family villa near tennis courts (from USD 144)

Ideally located in one of the best parts of Kauai, this family-friendly vacation rental is part of a complex that features tennis courts, a shared laundry facility, parking, and a spacious lanai area. The house is small but cozy and fully equipped with everything needed for a great Hawaiian vacation. It features a well-appointed kitchen, a living room with a flat-screen television, and two queen bedrooms that can comfortably sleep up to four guests. There is free Wi-Fi, satellite television, and linens and towels are provided, including beach towels.

Remodeled. Steps to beach. 2 bedroom Top floor unit on ocean side of complex
88 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I leave windows open at home to sleep
It is very accurately described in the listing and the photos are right on
The owners start you off with shampoos just like the fancy hotels
The beds and pillows are comfy
in evening kept the place cool enough to sleep well
Cleanliness:
The location can't be beat
We had no surprises and everything was as described
We had 4 people (2 adults 2 teens) and had plenty of space
Property was very central for shopping beach and main hwy
Condo was clean and cozy
Host:
The owner was fantastic Great communication
I had a text waiting when I got off the plane welcoming me to the island and letting me know the unit was available (even before check-in time)
They also provided a couple of recommendations for places to visit
We had a great experience on the island and with this property
These folks know how to use VRBO All of the information was properly populated and transferred to the app which made finding the place and checking in a breeze
Location:
We have stayed in this complex before different condo Located perfectly in Kauai to get to anywhere on Kauai
The place is well located and has access to all stores near by Though no beach access the place is within each access to most sightseeing places include beaches Beds towels
So close to everything and just a short walk to the beach
We used it as a "base camp" and made trips out each day It is walking distances to shops and restaurants
The beach was just a short stroll away
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3. Luxury rental with gourmet kitchen (from USD 275)

This deluxe condo has everything needed for guests’ comfort and relaxation, it’s within walking distance from the beach, and is ideal whether you’re traveling with the kids or looking for a romantic destination. The one-bedroom two-bathroom rental features 3D television, free Wi-Fi, and a luxury gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a double dishwasher, a stove, an oven, a blender, a coffeemaker, and pretty much anything you might need for a home-cooked meal or just cooling the rose. Guests have access to the complex facilities that include a pool, a hot tub, barbecue grills, and a large outdoor area.

Gorgeous 1BR/2BA, Great Views/Reviews, Rates Include Resort Fees
123 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Everything from the kitchen to the bedroom and living room to the bathroom was all quality
Very comfortable and roomy Beautiful kitchen with high end appliances
nearby Easy to find parking
And the kitchen was very well stocked with anything you could need
The condo had all that we needed the make our stay comfortable and enjoyable
Cleanliness:
This property offered great views of both the pool and ocean in the distance
Just pools palms and ocean
The condo was clean and well stocked
The condo was clean and had up to date appliances
Host:
The resort was awesome and the staff where friendly and helpful
And she also was appreciative of the nice hair dryer
Very clean Good communication with hosts Very happy with our choice to stay here
Reina thank you for sharing your home Transaction from booking to arrival departure and refund have been care free and easy
The view of the pool area is very nice especially at night when all of the lights and tiki torches are on Our daughter and her family were staying in the same building so having the pool and lazy...
Location:
The resort is in a convenient location across the street from shopping
Also it's in a great location if you are planning on visiting both the North and South shores
Great central location to all parts of the island
The location is great Also enjoyed the large pool and Oasis Bar and Restaurant
The convience of the shopping center across the street was so nice
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4. Modern apartment on Waipouli Beach (from USD 190)

This bright and modern apartment is part of a beachfront complex on Waipouli Beach. The accommodation features two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and boasts a lovely terrace overlooking the pool, a bright living room, and an open dining and kitchen space. The kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, a dishwasher, a toaster, a coffeemaker, and an oven. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, linens and towels, ironing facilities, and a hairdryer. Parking is available close to the building.

Beautiful, Modern, Island Style and Affordable! New AC throughout!
73 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
No one responded to our request to fix it
just be prepared and time your adventures to avoid the traffic on 56
The only comment I would have is that be prepared for getting the bare essentials in the kitchen
There is a King size bed in the bedroom and a full/queen sized bed in the pullout sofa
You will not find any of those in this condo but you will find towels; snorkel gear; beach chairs and an umbrella
Cleanliness:
Everything was clean and tidy
Beautiful condo which was clean and recently updated
(*we had our own didn't use*) and sand toys
Host:
We made a mistake with our booking and the owner listened and worked with us
Very nice Clean with great amenities
First of all Linda and Dean are great to work with and are very responsive to messages and emails As a renter
Unit was beautiful with everything we needed other than AC Communication with Linda was awesome
Linda was great Gave us a lot of tips on things to see and do
Location:
Subway + several other local spots are all literally across the street)
but I must admit getting from Saskatchewan to Kauai is not an easy travel
On the plus side grocery store is right across the street which make shopping a breeze
We liked the location easy walk to stores and resturants
Situated about midway between Hanalei Bay and some of the south beaches that we loved Access to food and shopping were close by with groceries within walking distance
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5. Beachfront accommodation with ocean views (from USD 155)

Guests who decide to come at this property get to not only enjoy some of Hawaii’s most spectacular mountain and ocean views but also stay steps from the beach. The colorful and cozy indoors have a homey atmosphere and all the amenities and facilities needed. The list includes two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a small terrace, but also free Wi-Fi, cable television, and a washer and dryer. Guests have access to two private pools, a private lanai, free parking, barbecue facilities, and beach chair and towels.

100 Steps to the Beach! Clean, Cute & Affordable :) Guests Love The Place!!
35 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was also nice that we were able to use the washer and drying in the apartment as necessary
The condo is clean and have everything you'll need for your stay
The only thing is the listing says there is fitness room/equipment which when I texted the owner about they said that there is actually no fitness room but a rec room
We enjoyed picking up a meal each night from Safeway and being able to cook in the condo
I remember thinking the bed was a little stiff
Cleanliness:
lots of towels (bath towels and beach towels)
The bed was comfortable and everything was also very nice and clean
The condo had everything we needed and was clean and welcoming
I cooked almost everyday and there are lots of utensils and plates
place was very clean upon arrival
Host:
and I was worried about that
We enjoyed being so close to grocery store and
We loved walking down to the beach morning and evening to check out low tide and all the cool things in the ocean
Felt welcomed with the Hawaiian snacks and complimentary water
We were disappointed that even though we could walk to the edge of the complex property to see the ocean
Location:
Convenient location Stores and restaurants all nearby
There are lots of good places to eat close by
This condo is perfectly located to get to Princeville PoiPu or to just get to downtown Kapaa
Location is so convenient - right by the beach and across from a shopping centre
Loved the location and being in Kapaa
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6. Family-friendly accommodation with elevator access

This vacation rental has all the amenities needed for a relaxing getaway, but also that Hawaiian atmosphere, just steps from the beach and the ocean. Within walking distance from shops and restaurants, but also close to walking and biking trails, the vacation rental is ideal for families or couples. It features a queen bedroom, a full bathroom, and an additional queen-size sofa bed in the living area. Guests can enjoy cable television, free Wi-Fi, an elevator, but also access to a hot tub, a pool, and on-site parking.

Corner Top Floor Beachfront Condo with complimentary WiFi
116 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Top floor views up and down the coast
but with the slider and windows open
beach chairs (very comfortable) an umbrella and ice chest to use Just need to teach the roosters how to tell time
What a view Comfortable surroundings; however the rooster next door enjoyed crowing all night
The condo is just the right size for a couple
Cleanliness:
This is a clean and enjoyable unit
It's clean and comfortable
The condo was very clean as is the entire complex
We found the condo grounds clean and quiet
The unit is quiet (except for the roosters which are noisy everywhere)
Host:
The owner was prompt responding to questions and information requests
It was clear that he cares about his property and guests
We loved that the unit was ocean front and that we could enjoy the ocean as well as watching everyone who used the walking path right outside By being on the third floor there was never any con...
Owner's were extremely easy to work with and communication was excellent
The proximity to the beach was excellent and they had both a swimming pool and hot tub
Location:
This place is great if you are looking for a place right on the beach within close walking distance to the shops of Kapaa
Even better shopping and good eats are within walking distance
It is located right on a four mile walking path right across from the beach within easy walking distance to down
The condo's location was perfect gorgeous view walking distance to shops and restaurants which was important to us
Loved the restaurants in Kapaa and could walk to all
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7. Oceanfront home with hot tub and sauna access

This third-floor vacation rental with elevator access is part of an oceanfront complex that boasts an outdoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, and tennis courts. Guests can easily walk to the beach and enjoy a day sunbathing and relaxing to the sounds of the ocean waves. The property is within walking distance from a variety of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops, and markets. Indoors, guests will find a bedroom, a loft area, a recently remodeled bathroom with a walk-in shower and double sinks, and a fully equipped kitchen. The list of amenities includes free Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and cable television.

Million Dollar Oceanfront View from 3rd Story Lani
Kapaa, HI, US
92 reviews
condo 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
As stated in the description the condo has plenty of space with a full kitchen living room dining table a large loft overlooking the living room
The water view was amazing
The high position of the dining table really opens up the room
The condo comes equipped with beach chairs
a nice bathroom with double sinks and a large beautiful shower
Cleanliness:
the official name of the path is "Ke Ala Hele Makalae")
Host:
Our hosts were very gracious in answering our questions before arrival
She took care of it very quickly and answered any questions we had
So happy with our entire experience 5 stars all the way Thanks for renting your lovely vacation home to us View is
spectacular Unit feels very private never saw or heard another guest Smart living space
Will and Joan were very friendly and responsive
Location:
the north shore and the Poipu area
The oceanfront location of the condo within the Pono Kai property is ideal
The grounds of the Pono Kai are very well maintained
The grounds looked better than ever
The resort is also conveniently located within walking distance to several places to eat shops and markets Kapaa itself is centrally located and within an easy drive to the north towards Hanalei...
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8. Oceanfront haven with barbecue grill

If you’re looking for epic ocean views and waking up to palm tree sights and sounds of waves, this is the place for you. The spacious accommodation boasts vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and porcelain tile, and features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. The long list of kitchen appliances includes everything from a refrigerator, a microwave, and a dishwasher to a Vitamix, a coffee bean and spice grinder, a mini food processor, and a popcorn maker. Wi-Fi and television are available, but we have a feeling you might want to trade them for some time spend outdoor by the pool or hot tub, or grilling on the property.

Oceanfront Kapaa Shores Beautiful Unit with Amazing Views!
Kapaa, HI, US
53 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from our room was beautiful
The view from the condo was outstanding
The only reason I gave the condo 4 stars instead of 5 is that the furniture in the living room was kind of old and worn Other than that the place was great
The kitchen was fully equipped for all our needs the beds and bedding were so comfortable and
It was disappointing to not have
Cleanliness:
The ocean view and sunrises cannot be beat
is that the beds were very good quality and quite comfortable
Having a washer and dryer in the unit was a bonus
The condo was clean quiet and well equipped
Host:
Host Holly was very accommodating to our needs
some The only thing this unit was missing was a security screen door so you could have the cross breeze and not worry about guarding the back door
The owners stock the unit extremely well and has nice unit updates
The accommodations suited us very well
It was nice to have so many choices
Location:
The many restaurants were with in walking distance
Awesome and easy location Worked out perfectly
It was an easy walk or drive to grocery stores and restaurants
The condo was located just south of "downtown" Kapaa easy walking distance
The Kapaa area is a great starting point to explore the whole island- hot sandy beaches further south in Poipu
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9. Ground-level apartment near hiking and biking trails

This recently renovated vacation rental is steps from the beach, and offers guests access to a pool, a barbecue grill, and is near hiking, biking, and walking trails. Indoors guests will find a king bedroom, a double bedroom with an additional baby crib, and a queen sofa bed in the living room. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, television, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, linens, towels, and basic toiletries. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a refrigerator, a stove, an oven, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a blender, and a toaster. After cooking their own meals, guests can savor their food in the dining area.

Poolside!! Wifi/Parking/Air Cond! 20% off till May 2021! Special Cleaning
Kapaa, HI, US
58 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Nice kitchen with plenty of supplies
we like our tea Could use more dishes that can be put in the oven if needed but
Was a very comfortable condo and having the pool right outside was a huge bonus as it was HOT when there
Had a wonderful stay place has everything you need and close to all places
Lovely condo just perfect size for our family of five Beds were very comfortable all the way down to the sofabed We all very much enjoyed the pool being right outside the patio; had it all to ou...
Cleanliness:
The unit was clean and in very good condition
I found out after talking with another couple in the pool
Host:
The owners were quick to respond to our questions and the unit was SPOTLESS
The washer/dryer in the unit was convenient as well Danise was wonderful to work with - personable professional
responded to my inquiries promptly and was very responsive regarding a couple of minor issues
Great owners - super responsive and kind Watching the sun rise over the Pacific every morning of our stay was incredible
We had a amazing vacation in Kauai
Location:
The unit sits right near the pool and the just across the street from some amazing places to dine and shop
but there are 2 nice public beaches within a 5 min drive
This is a beautiful place and great location
The location is easy access to everywhere on the island we wanted to go
Safeway right across the street was fabulous
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10. Waterfront home for families with children

With spectacular ocean views and a terrific location, this newly renovated apartment features a stunning terrace, steps from the ocean. The first bedroom comes with a king-size bed, while the second has two twin beds. With the beach right next to the condo, guests need not worry about anything, as they will find beach towels, chairs, and toys at the property. Some of the amenities available include cable television a washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and a hot tub.

It Is All About the View, Peace, & Calm
Kapaa, US
37 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The condo was very comfortable
The condo was very well equipped with everything we needed for the beach or cooking
Walls are very thin and windows are all open
We sat at a table with 4 other couples and the venue
the sliding doors only open about 6"
Cleanliness:
It was spacious and had everything we needed Very clean and updated
everything and people can hear everything you say or do
The BBQ grills were clean and well maintained
The unit was well stocked and clean
The place was clean and spacious with a nice kitchen and very convenient washer/dryer in the bathroom
Host:
Nice breeze blowing through the condo even with
the owner was super nice and great to communicate with
We had a couple of questions for the owner during our stay
and she was very prompt with her responses and quite accommodating
Security and maintenance did a great job
Location:
It has a great location Restaurants and shopping within walking distance Easy to get to the South and North Shores Patty
Convenient location to all parts of the island Thoroughly enjoyed Mahalo
The local restaurants were Delicious and loved that the stores were close by
It's is far from either
The location on the island was good Centrally located
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Kauai East Shore: home to numerous attractions

Kauai East Shore, Hawaii, is a spectacular blend of unique natural wonders like the Sleeping Giant or the Wailua Falls, and upscale vacation rentals with luxury amenities, tropical decor, and breathtaking ocean views. Check out our list of Vrbo accommodations in Kauai East Shore, Hawaii, and get ready for your tropical adventure.

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