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Joan Bettencourt

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Joan Bettencourt

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Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Hanalei Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

******Deluxe oceanview condo********




If you are looking for the perfect tropical destination on the North Shore of Kauai, this is it. Overlooking Hanalei Bay with views of Bali Hai (Mt Makana), Hanalei Bay Resort 4222 is special! Hanalei Bay Resort has always been regarded as one of the top condo complexes to stay on the North Shore of Kauai and in 2014 it is getting even better with an entire new lobby area, fitness center and two fire pits. Watch those big games like The Super Bowl and World Series in the all new hospitality room with big screen TV and kitchen for all to use. Stroll along 22 acres of tropical landscaping and quiet orchid lined paths. Sit on the lanai of 4222 and witness some of the most beautiful sunsets you'll ever see. The pictures don't do it justice. After a light rain in the morning the rainbows will dance off the bay. Even though the sunsets from my lanai are out of this world, do visit the fire pit area and enjoy the views with other guests and bring a glass of wine with you.

This sought after and popular condo, recommended frequently on travel review sites, can be rented as a ONE BEDROOM (4222) or two bedroom that sleeps up to 6 (4221/2). ONE OF THE FEW CONDOS AT HBR WITH AIR CONDITIONING IN BOTH BEDROOMS and a new system in the living room which is extra quiet. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with exotic green granite from Brazil and bamboo cabinets. Bathroom completely redone with walk in shower, travertine tile floors, granite counter top and spa like vessel sink. All new bedding and artwork.

Pu'u Poa Beach and The St Regis Hotel are below via a paved path. Bell service can drive you down or back up if you don't want the the 5 minute stroll. (THIS IS THE BEACH IN THE MOVIE 'THE DESCENDANTS') Other top beaches are within 10-25 minutes, as well as numerous activities (zipline, golf, horseback riding, surfing, SUP, kayaking, hiking, garden tours, farmer's markets and mini golf) and dining in the towns of Hanalei and Princeville are so convenient. My favorite restaurants are Kauai Grill at The St Regis Hotel for that extra special occasion dinner, and BarAcuda in Hanalei for tapas and cocktails (and Hollywood star sightings ). Poolside mai tai reception every Monday evening (free), Wednesday is food truck day where you can purchase homemade lunches by the pool, activity discounts to the Makai golf courses nearby, golf cart transportation to your room, around the resort and the beach, and a world class tennis program right on the property with grass coursts being added in March 2015. Come for tennis cardio classes and I supply the rackets for a savings of $20/day.

HBR is famous as a wedding location. We have our own personal wedding planner so please inquire if you need her information.I had my 25th vow renewal here. Discounts offered on the wedding location when you stay at the resort.

Bar and Restaurant closed for remodeling and not open until further notice. Fingers crossed for a summer opening of the bar.

Last minute openings (even if just for 2 nights) are heavily discounted for 2014. Please inquire.

You'll find condos for less, but its not the best!

2015 rate: $275

This sought after unit books up a year in advance so don't hesitate to book now for next year.

ALSO, we DO NOT ask you to wire any money, so if you are asked to wire money to anyone it is more than likely a scam! WE TAKE MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE and I will call you for details.

****This condo received the TripAdvisor Award of Excellence in 2013/14****



The calendar below is for 4222 only.

For a larger condo check out HBR 4221-2 that sleeps 6 max on VRBO.



Besides saying that we will never regret choosing Kauai as our Hawaiian island of choice for our (hopefully not) once-in-a-lifetime husband both agree that this condo unit 4222 under Joan Bettencourt's ownership was a wise gamble.

From the moment we stepped into the beautiful open-air lobby we just felt like we were dreaming and this whole vacation had to be too good to be true! It wasn't. The condo was beyond our expectations. It not only had updated furniture, but it was SO clean. Not just surface clean, but the comforters were clean...which is always a huge indicator for me of a quality vacation rental. The bed was very comfortable, our sleep was so solid.

Something that stood out as well was the fact she made sure there were AC units in both the bedroom and living room. We are AC dependent, living in a tropical area ourselves, so when most rental companies told us in Kauai the ocean breezes are so strong you don't need it, we went back and forth in deciding. We went in May and let me tell you, it does make a difference. We didn't know how good we had it until we left. We had a vacation rental directly on the ocean in Poipu and were miserable as far as the heat goes with no AC. So if you are a little more sensitive to heat it may be something to consider.

The grounds were perfect, the beach you can walk to was gorgeous and the pool area was fantastic!

Joan was easy to work with and she was extremely helpful in every way.

Elizabeth from FL


Top wedding location on the North Shore

Free boarding pass printer/computers

wifi now offered at no additional charge resort wide

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Bettencourt (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Joan Bettencourt

My dreams came true when we bought our paradise home in 2005. I truly want you to love Kauai and the North Shore as much as I do.

Joan Bettencourt purchased this condo in 2005

Why Joan Bettencourt chose Hanalei

Kauai is magical. You will never want to leave. When I walked in 4221/2 for the first time 33 years ago and saw Bali Hai in front of me, I knew this was paradise. We bought the condo we stayed in on our honeymoon!

What makes this condo unique

The sunsets from the lanai will take your breathe away. The lagoon style pool with sandy bottom and waterfalls surrounding it is so peaceful and relaxing. Our staff knows what aloha means.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just arrived, WOW x 1000 thank you Joan
Jan 2015
  • 1 of 69
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 18 traveler reviews

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Beautifully remodeled Ocean view condo 4222
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 87 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I recently vacationed at Hanalei Bay Resort and our experience was amazing. The staff was very warm and welcoming. Immediately after our arrival, we were escorted with our luggage to our rental. The first thing we noticed when we walked into the condo was the view. Absolutely breathtaking!! From every room in the condo, you have another breathtaking view. The owner, Joan, did a fabulous job decorating. You can tell she put a lot of time and effort in picking out the best tile, cabinets, etc. Being new to the island, Joan was very helpful and knowledgeable with where to go and what to do. I could've spent the entire vacation at their pool with the lava rock waterfall, especially Mai Tai Mondays. This by far, was the best vacation I've been on. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate you taking the time to review my condo at HBR. I recently remodeled the kitchen and bath and its so nice you noticed the effort I put in to make it top of the line. I remember you and your fiancé visiting last November and my recommending a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour for you. I thank you for sending me a picture of you both experiencing the beauty of the island from the air. I look forward to your return to Kauai and helping you again make your vacation special. Mahalo, Joan
Gilroy, California

As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip to Kauai and staying at this condo was even better then the pictures and reviews explain! All the positive ratings/reviews are 100% true and more so. Words can't describe the view from not only the top of the resort but also the lanai of this unit. Out of this world! The owner was just amazing with ideas on what to do as well. The unit had tennis racquets, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and beach chairs. The resort was just great.... The staff was wonderful and the beach was great for snorkeling.....we even saw a green sea turtle eating algae two feet away from us while we were out snorkeling. Waking up each day of our vacation and walking out with my coffee on the lanai to that view was just amazing.... I can't forget falling asleep to the sounds of the waves crashing onto the reef. This unit and the owners are great and I highly recommend staying here....we will be back very soon.

Matthew Skinner

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to this family for the nice review and kind words about my condo and staff. I am so happy it met all your expectations. With the remodeled lobby now open, it gives our visitors a new perspective on the North Shore views. I remember the first time I saw that view from the stairs of the lobby. It was a WOW moment for me too. Mahalo and remember Bali Hai is calling.
Ontario, Canada

The View!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm still not completely sure I can put into words how fantastic the view from HBR is. When we pulled up to the lobby I was in awe. I highly recommend walking to the top of the steps that overlook the pool from the lobby before doing anything else. Unlike anything I've ever seen. Check in was smooth. They provide you with 2 beach towels there that you can change up anytime. You must park your car in the lot and take a golf cart to your Condo. There was only one running while we were there so, the very few times we did call for one, there was a wait.

The Condo: AWESOME. It was perfect for the 2 of us. Lots of space, very comfortable bed, great shower, fantastic lanai, and everything you would need in the kitchen and then some. The closet full of beach stuffs came in incredibly handy. We loved the constant bird visitors to the lanai. We found the roosters very charming at first but , towards the end of the stay, not so much. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper!

The Beach: small and shared with the St Regis but absolutely out of this world. There weren't many people on it while we were there but, if it gets too packed, there's always Hanalei Bay Beach just around the corner and much more room to spread out there. Both beaches were so beautiful and, even though I'm not a beach person, I can't wait to go back!

The Resort: Beautiful. Grounds are well maintained. Staff was helpful. Will be even better when the restaurant is back up and running. As for the golf cart, we only called for it to move our luggage. We couldn't justify calling for the back and forths to the parking lot but, by the end, I was definitely over that hilly walk. The pools were nice. The main pool looked pretty good but we didn't spend any time by it. The smaller one had the better view and it was much quieter.

I think that's about it . I would highly recommend the property to anyone and I can't wait to return! Joan was very nice and easy to communicate with. All the info she provided upon booking and payment was very helpful and much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate you taking the time to review my island property and am very happy you loved it. I hope you can return and I look forward to the time when the restaurant reopens spring of 2015. Mahalo, Joan
Albany, NY

True Hawaiian Shangri-La! You'll Think You Died and Went to Heaven!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this unit for just under a week. I would have moved in if I could have. It was absolutely beautiful. All amenities in the unit were brand new and gorgeous. I was the third wheel in the group so I got to sleep on the pull-out couch. Let me just say I've slept on numerous pull-outs in my time and this was hands down the most comfortable, by far. The owner provides a memory foam mattress pad that helps out even more. The other two guests loved the bedroom they stayed in. I'm guessing that the kitchen and bathroom were just recently renovated because everything was pristine. The washer and dryer in the unit really was a really nice amenity, it came in handy. Also, the grills they have available for guests to use were practically right out of the box Weber grills... very very nice.

The view from this unit is breathtakingly beautiful. Every morning I woke up I was more amazed than the last at the view...and if you are in the room for the sunset....prepared to be blown away. The sun sets almost directly in front of the balcony right to the left of the west point of Hanalei Bay (If I'm not mistaken).

The staff were very friendly and accomodating. I felt like I was "Norm" in the TV series "Cheers" every time I came back to the resort from being out and about on the island. I cannot wait to go back! I will be sure to book this unit again. After hearing from other vacationers who were staying in HBR as well, unfortunately for them, they did not have the same exquisite room that we did. So please take it from me...stay will not be sorry!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review my condo at Hanalei Bay Resort. I am so glad you got to share your vacation with your other family members and came so far to visit Hawaii. I appreciate those visitors that travel a long distance and then enjoy my island home. I hope you will be able to visit again especially when the bar and restaurant open next spring. Mahalo. Joan
Orange County, CA

FABULOUS condo in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was both my first trip to Kauai and my first time using VRBO and I have to say I could not have had a better experience. Based on Joan's fabulous reviews and beautiful pictures, my brother, my boyfriend and I decided to rent out Joan's condo for our week long trip to Kauai and we could not have been happier. Upon pulling up to Hanalei Bay Resort, I was blown away by the gorgeous setting and the spectacular views (make sure to visit the firepit area by the tennis courts for an amazing sunset). When I walked into Joan's condo though, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. The condo is beautifully appointed with sleek modern finishes and thoughtful details that give you a feeling of simultaneous warmth and luxury. It's obvious that Joan loves her beautiful island home and that she's excited to share it with guests because she has seen to all of the small details that make your stay fabulous. In our conversations, I asked if the condo had a blender because I like to make green smoothies and when I arrived, I noticed that Joan made sure the blender was on the counter so I could easilly find it and use it. I could go on forever but let it suffice to say that I would absolutely recommend this beautiful condo to anyone. I definitely plan to return as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the 5 star review and I am pleased you loved your stay. I try and do all I can to make my guests experience a memorable one and I am glad I was able to do that for you, your brother and boyfriend. Please come back again soon. Joan


  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! Thanks so much All the hard work that went into the little details. Snorkel equipment, beach chairs, coolers, tennis equipment, Hawaiian movies and a full beautiful kitchen. The pool & beach are outstanding. The best thing about this property is the amazing

view from the lanai. We were so sad to leave. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to review my island home. I want everyone who stays in HBR 4222 to have a wonderful time and I am so happy you did. Mahalo. Joan


Car: necessary

Wedding planner upon request and on site ceremony locations, beach equipment rental, surf lessons, concierge services, 5 bbqs. Bar and restaurant closed and under construction. Hope to reopen in the fall of 2014. Restaurant suggestions will be supplied to you. Condo 4221-2 is not close to the construction of the restaurant.


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From $275 Per night

Hanalei Condo Rental Rates

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*$15/Resort fee to be paid at checkout by guests
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Hanalei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • separate shower/toilet area 2 closets
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , child's cot, porta crib offered
  • King size bed (1) Tommy Bahama furniture, (1) porta crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa sleeper in 4222 living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
THIS IS A NON SMOKING CONDO and NO PETS ALLOWED On island contact: Grand Pacific Resorts at 808-826-6522 (Annabel) For emergencies call 925-872-0253 ID 51365438. Peter Burwash Int'l Tennis Program on site. Concierge services now offered. Ask them about last minute activity deals. Free wifi. Extra wifi streaming starts at $9.95/day for those who love to watch Netflix or play games. Yoga classes offered. fitness center Monday Mai Tai parties Wednesday Food Truck Thursday movie night Cooking classes starting soon Hanalei Bay Resort 4222 is located in Palms Building

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