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Dale Carlson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Stunning Ocean/Bali Hai Views; Full Kitchen and Jacuzzi Tub!

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Studio Condo, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This totally remodeled studio condo (Hanalei Bay Resort, Unit 3105) overlooks beautiful Bali Hai, the pearl of Kauai's North Shore. Watch the surfers on Hanalei Bay as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast sitting on teakwood chairs on the slate covered lanai, then go visit the island sights, but be sure to get back in time for the sunsets!

This studio unit is a one-of-a-kind within the complex! Accessible parking is just a few feet away from this first floor unit. The condo has been totally refurbished and nicely appointed with a modern Polynesian touch. The unobstructed view of Bali Hai is usually described by the guests as breathtaking. The beauty of the unit itself, the view of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai and the accessibility and convenience of this unit make an unparalleled combination. And it’s all within the fabulous Garden of Eden of the north shore, the Hanalei Bay Resort.

After a day of sight-seeing you might enjoy soaking in the large hot tub surrounded with travertine tile. Two guests are easily accommodated in the unit. The thick pillow-topped Murphy bed assures a good night’s rest after a busy day of sightseeing. Oh, and yes, there are coolers, snorkeling gear, and some beach toys for the little ones. Oh, and I just added an iHome® Kineta Bluetooth® FM Alarm Clock Radio and Speaker for your listening pleasure.

This studio has a full kitchen. And, of course, all the counter tops are granite. Air conditioning is only needed once in a while, but it’s there if you need it. Check your email on the free Wi-Fi. A beautiful beach shared with the new St. Regis Hotel for great swimming and snorkeling is just a short walk away. And it’s all in close walking distance to all the fabulous HBR amenities like restaurant/bar/free parking very near the condo/tennis/pool. And, something many condos don't have: a built-in washer and dryer!

NOTE: This is a Studio, is does NOT have a separate bedroom. It has a bathroom, a full kitchen, and a large room with a sofa, a queen-size Murphy bed, and a dining area with table and four chairs. One of the photos shows how the condo is configured.

We also have another (adjoining) studio condo that sleeps two with a California king size bed and an exotic two-person shower. Check it out on VRBO 177160 or Homeaway 911447, and contact me for prices and more information on that unit, which might be available when this one is not.

PS And for those of you who have my read reviews—GOOD NEWS! Yes, I have replaced the mattress. I think it is perfect, kind of firm, but nice and soft on top. I think you will like it! Secondly , I have significantly increased your options for storing your clothes and things.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dale Carlson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dale Carlson

Audrey and I live in Sacramento, and spend as much time as possible in Kauai. We had a nice condo in building 2 at HBR but Audrey wanted (OK, insisted on!) a better view of the waves rolling in so we bought this unit in 2006, and have been very pleased with the view of the surf and of Bali Hai. The owner was just in the process of totally remodeling it, and we think he did a nice job.

Dale Carlson purchased this studio in 2005

What makes this studio unique

This unit is located very close to the parking lot and the pool, and is still very quiet and tranquil.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful resort location with everything you could need! Full kitchen, comfortable bed, and an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. It's also conveniently located to the parking lot, so you have easy access to and from the condo. We really enjoyed our stay. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because the tub/bathroom hadn't been cleaned well and there was some confusion at check-in (neither of these are the owners fault). Also, the walls are paper thin - you can hear everything from the neighbors. Luckily our neighbors were courteous, but we could hear even quiet conversations.
Apr 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)
Stunning Ocean/Bali Hai Views; Full Kitchen and Jacuzzi Tub!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 60 reviews

Gorgeous view, great location within the resort, and wonderful resort amenities

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this fantastic little condo! The lanai was a perfect place for our morning coffee, and the condo itself is very well situated on the resort (near the pool and happy talk lounge, easy walk to the beach access, did we mention the view???) The in unit w/d was a plus (we got pretty muddy on our Na Pali coast hike). The only negatives were that it was difficult at times to find parking in the lot, but the hotel staff was very accommodating with allowing guests to park in the valet lot (which is really not that much further away). Also, be advised we couldn't find any dresser space, so if you aren't ok with living out of your suitcase, this could be a problem--- we were ok using the suitcase racks and table. This condo affords lots of privacy and was a great fit for our first trip to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, great location, but needs updating

  • 4 of 5

The view from the unit cannot be beat...opportunities for lots of beautiful sunsets and turquiose blue water in the mornings. It was nice to have a kitchen, stocked with pots and pans, however the unit was very tiny. Suitcases had to be in the kitchen which was awkward. We had trouble with the washing machine in the unit (even if you want to run a cold cycle, the water was blazing hot...which makes me think the water hoses are only hooked up to the hot water). The faucet in the tub was extremely confusing and the hand held sprayer kept coming off the wall onto your feet. Despite all of these oddities, and the fact that the unit needs some updating, the location and view were amazing. The property itself is nice and there is a paved trail down to Pu'u Poa Beach which is rare considering the condition of most trails down to beaches on Kauai.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your gracious review. I appreciate that you pointed out the positive features of the condo as well as the less positive ones—but, of course, I’m disappointed with the 4-star review which turns off many prospective guests without giving it a fair shot. No, it is not a large condo, as shown on the pictures and fully described on the VRBO website. I am having maintenance look into that hot water issue, and you’re right, it is due for some updating (although nobody else, in 10 years, has mentioned difficulty turning on the shower). On the other hand, condos with more room and newly refurbished usually rent for significantly more, so I guess there’s always a trade-off.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view. Modern updated unit with everything you need for a great vacation.

Missing beach chairs were dropped off the next morning(new ones). Very clean.

Great bed. Did I mention Gorgeous View. Short walk to the beach. Right next to the

St. Regis. which had a convenient pool bar. The beach is calm and shaded with trees.

Snorkeling is good. Bali Hai off in the distance makes the beach super scenic. The pool was

a treat also. (with hot tub and waterfalls). Had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view, beautiful resort!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the room is awesome! We also liked it being so close to the pool and parking lot. Extremely convenient location. My fiancé has a bad knee and he appreciated not have any stairs to climb, the path goes from the parking lot immediately to the front door. That was convenient when we were bringing in groceries too. The jacuzzi tub was great. We are both going to really miss this location with the Bali Hai view.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Air conditioning= nice. There are better condos, closer to the ocean and goings on. Parking situation was a nightmare.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, but I am so sorry to hear that our little condo didn’t meet your needs. It surely is not a spacious condo, and I’m sorry if the pictures or the description misled you. That is why I state the exact number of square feet in the condo and provide as many pictures as possible. It is also true that the condo is not right in the middle of the action, or right on the beach, as a place down in Hanalei might have been. Most guests say they prefer the peaceful panoramic view of the Pacific from the bluff, but guests have different preferences and it’s hard to predict what a condo is going to be like from the pictures and descriptions—unfortunately. The parking is definitely an issue now that the bar/restaurant is open, but the resort ALWAYS provides a space for the guests. Most of the time you can park very near the condo, and because the condo is so close to the parking lot, even when the lot is nearly full the walk is still quite short. I was hoping that my generous refund of a portion of your fee would have helped you think more positively about the condo, but apparently not.
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Wonderful Holiday Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing. The resort is beautiful. The staff is friendly. The price is just right.

A lovely place to spend a holiday and the condo is perfect for 2 people. The spa tub was a nice treat too after a long day of hiking. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Princeville Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

NOTE: I'm sorry to warn you that the resort also charges a $18 per day "Resort fee"

PS You may also pay via PayPal, just give me a call.

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Princeville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Great Jacuzzi tub!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Murphy bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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