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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

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 for 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, or take a shower if that is your style. 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...(NO…Please don’t stop reading, there are 3 more paragraphs of juicy information, including my cancellation policy…just click on the “More Details” link right below, OK?)

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!

And for those of you who have read my 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, BUT, if you are staying more than a few days, and you like to unpack and put your then a few items in a spacious dresser, you will be disappointed.

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.

And finally, I reluctantly need to inform you of two fees: First, the resort charges a $20/daily Resort Fee collected upon checkout, and Secondly, in case you didn’t notice it, VRBO/HomeAway charges a 5-10% Service Fee. Sorry, about these.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Your deposit is refundable if notice is given 60 days before your arrival. If less than 60 days before your arrival, it depends on my luck in re-renting the condo: If successful, you get a full refund. If I 'm partially successful, you get whatever I can collect. Yes, this is the most generous policy I have seen!

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.

Hawaii GE and TA Tax license # 0660137-2928-01

More Details

Owner
Dale Carlson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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 sellerr 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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Amenities

Princeville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Great Jacuzzi tub!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Murphy bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Stunning Ocean/Bali Hai Views; Full Kitchen and Jacuzzi Tub!
average rating of 4.8103447 based on 76 reviews
4

Comfortable, functional room, great view, problematic parking

  • 4 of 5

The ground floor room had a great view of the ocean, was comfortable with a full, small kitchen and washer/dryer. Easy access to pool, tennis courts and BBQ. The parking was problematic as demand occasionally exceeded supply. Over 7 days, 3 times had to find parking over 70 yards from the condo.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, and let me say how VERY sorry I am about your unhappy parking experience in our wonderful little resort. I can tell it still lives on in your memory as a very negative aspect of your vacation. I don’t know what to say; it is certainly true that the resort has a parking problem, a problem that especially impacts locals who want to enjoy the food and drimks in the Happy Talk Lounge. I do know that the resort ensures that all registered resort guests have a place to park, although it might be a short walk away from the condos that are near the office and pool, such as ours (to the guests in other condos, being forced to park at the far end of the parking lot would hardly be noticeable!). Anyway, thanks again for your review—and for your business. I wish you a wonderful summer!
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5

Gorgeous Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, super little unit, well-supplied--including beach toys, good food at the Happy Talk Lounge, and most pleasant and helpful staff!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best view & location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations for us; awesome walk to beach, and best sunset view!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

This was or 15th trip to Hawaii and we exclusively rent condos, mainly through VRBO. Our experience of renting with Dale and his lovely unit FAR exceeded all the previous stays! The level of Dales' desire that you have the best possible stay is unmatched. He was prompt in responding to all communication, and checked in a few times(without being intrusive!!!) to see how things were going, and if we needed anything. We stayed for 16 days and the unit was perfect for our needs. It was just 2 of us though, and if there were more people in the traveling it would get a little cramped. You can address this issue by securing the unit next door which Dale also owns, and accesses it with a lockout door.

Our focus this trip was mainly hiking, golf, and low key relaxation that only the north shore of Kauai can offer, and we nailed it! We knew the chances of iffy weather were greater the time of year we were

staying, but the trade offs were more than worth the risk! Out of 15 trips we encountered the best weather ever!

The amenities and service at HBR are simply unbelievable at Dales price point. The swim-up pool bar quickly became our go to happy hour spot and Sam the bartender became a fast friend! Also, having Happy Talk Lounge just steps away for a great meal was awesome!

Do not let the proximity of this location to other parts of the island scare you away. once you get a feel for the traffic patterns you will learn how to time things. We did head down to Poipu on a few days, and the longest trip took 1hr 10min!!

A note to golfers....The Makai Course is not to be missed!! If you want to play more than a couple of rounds, inquire at the pro-shop about their package deals. I think I got my average round cost down to about $80 vs. a rack rate of over $200. I just left my clubs at the course and walked over for every round!

Without a doubt, the next time Kauai is in the rotation, Princeville will be the base, and Dales' Unit will be called "Home"!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best spot in Hawaii!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time in Dale's condo. Not only is the view breathtaking, but the condo is very cozy yet fully equipped. And the resort is wonderful, the staff is most helpful in every way. I especially loved the pool and jacuzzi, and the food is just excellent at the outdoor bar and cafe, the Happy Talk Lounge! We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time spending the week at Dale's condo! It was just perfect! Cozy, clean, comfortable and had the most gorgeous view unlike no other! Thank you Dale for allowing us to rent your lovely condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Princeville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,120
 

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 $20 per day "Resort fee"

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

Hawaii Tax #W91546715-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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