From the moment Cal called me I knew we'd be renting his villa. Super easy to work with, pricing is all very straight forward, directions on to the condo and how to get in very thought out, now for the good stuff:
As you may or may not know, getting to Princeville from Lihue is very easy, that is if it isn't rush hour in Kapa'a, then you just have to remind yourself you're on an island. Anyhow, as soon as we pulled into the parking lot we knew we made the right decision. It literally is the last property before the St. Regis. Thankfully it wasn't too warm when we arrived and the housekeepers opened up all the windows for us. As soon as you open the front door, yep, there's your view of Hanalei Bay, immediate relaxation overcame us.
The kitchen is fully appointed, plenty of plates, silverware, glasses etc. Flat panel TV in the living room, just know this is the only TV in the villa. Go downstairs to 2 rooms, decent size and very clean, master is bigger, huge closet and again very clean. Tons of clean linens, beach towels, 2 body boards, chairs etc. As for not having any TV's downstairs, that's completely alright, you're not there to watch TV. The view from the lanai was awesome. As mentioned, Hanalei Bay, then while we were there we had a few rainy days, from our view we could see all the waterfalls streaming down the mountain, that was something we'd never seen when we stayed elsewhere. As for the overall condition of the villa, it's very nice. The furniture is a bit outdated but it really doesn't matter, but if you do get rained in, no worries, everything is comfortable.
A few tips for when you stay here, the couch is a pull out couch, if the wifi goes down, gently push the patch cord a few millimeters back into the router, bring soap for the shower and an extra roll of paper towels, everything else is provided besides your food and libation. There is a walkway down to the St. Regis pool, you can take that or go through the hotel. If you go to Hideaway Pizza or the pool bar at the Regis and you see a really nice excitable bartender with her hair pulled up, say hi, she's really nice and knows how to pour a drink. One tip that Cal will tell you too, take your luggage in from the bottom floor, much easier. If this place is open, don't hesitate to book it, you won't be disappointed.