I will be staying on Kauai next August, and have narrowed my lodging search down to Poipu. I don't need beachfront, but walking distance to a beach would be nice though not critical. More importantly, I would like oceanfront. However, so many oceanfront condos I am finding have a road directly in front of them, between the condo and the ocean. I've seen on google maps that this may not always be the case, but haven't figured out yet what those places are that don't have the road in front of them. Does this really not bother anyone?
I would like to keep the budget under $500/night (including fees/taxes), though would consider slightly higher for a great place. I would like a pool, tropically landscaped, 2-3 BR, 2BA, A/C desirable. We are a family of five (3 teenagers).