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

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Princeville Studio Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dale Carlson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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November 30, 2016
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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 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Stunning Ocean/Bali Hai Views; Full Kitchen and Jacuzzi Tub!
average rating of 4.7959185 based on 67 reviews

Ocean View of the Napali Coast

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded all our expectations.

We arrived in time to watch the setting sun from our Lanai and walked down to the beach for an evening swim.

Do not be fooled by the budget for this property. It is one of the best ocean view values I've ever stayed in!

Though a studio it is the perfect size for a couple. It has a full kitchen with all major appliances. It even has a Whirlpool tub.

The only room for improvement is that the water pressure in the shower is low and the shower head should probably be replaced, the bed could be upgraded, and there is limited closet space, there should be a bureau or some place to store clothes. Beyond that it is a phenomenal place!

The resort offers daily beach towel replacement and boasts a stunning salt water pool and one of the best Jacuzzi hot tubs I've ever been in.

Close to Foodland supermarket ( get the Fresh Ahi Poke from the deli) Try Fedricos Mexican restaurant as well as Le petite and be sure to have dinner at the Lighthouse cafe in KIlauea as well as Poke bowls from Sushi Girl at the north end of Hanalei on the way to Ke'e beach

It's only been two weeks since we've been home and we are already planning our next trip .

Mahalo Dale!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting, adequate accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

The view from this studio style condo is unbeatable! The pool area and the beach are just lovely. The adjoining bar/restaurant was fun and tasty. The live music was an added bonus. The condo itself??? We were there for 2 nights and it was adequate for that. The bathtub was gross looking...peeling, grubby finish. There was nowhere to hang or store clothing as in we had to live out of our suitcases. The bed was a very comfortable queen sized Murphy bed. The was enough kitchen equipment to make simple breakfasts and lunches. There were plenty of towels for us to use, but we couldn't find any beach towels. The sunsets were beyond belief!!!! I would give the location and resort amenities 5 stars and the unit itself 3.5.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do appreciate the many nice things you said about the resort, and the positive things about the condo, such as the comfortable bed. Many of your less positive comments have some truth, but don’t tell the whole story. It is true that storage space is at a premium, but there is room to hang some clothes in the closet, For most guests staying for only two nights I’ve been told it is not a problem, but I know that different folks have different unpacking preferences. I was also disappointed to read your evaluation of the kitchen since I’ve received near unanimous praise for the kitchen. I would have appreciated knowing what tools or utensils you needed so I could have had them delivered to you. As for the tub, you are right, it needs to be replaced and I have a new one on order. I know it is discolored, but I have great difficulty believing that it is pealing since my housekeeping staff never mentioned it. As for beach towels, I’m sorry to hear they apparently “walked off,” however, I assume you were asked at check-in if you needed beach towels. I’m sorry if the clerk forgot, but like all resorts, you could have obtained them from the pool shop at no charge. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that my unnecessary refund of one night's life, which seems more than fair since you only stayed two nights.
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Fantastic View!!!

  • 5 of 5

The view is unreal, so beautiful! Condo is a great size for two people. Could use more space for clothes. Jacuzzi tub is huge! Resort is beautiful and has a nice pool with swim up bar. Kitchen came in handy, didn't think we would use much but we used it quite a lot and it was nice to have for snacks, coffee etc. I would recommend this condo and plan on returning in a few years!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Impression: AMAZING VIEW! Final Impression: When can we come back?!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I had such a great stay here. We walked in the front door and immediately walked straight out to the patio to gaze at the sun setting over Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. The murphy bed was surprisingly comfortable and we both slept great. The AC worked like a charm. I will say that the only minimal downside is that there's no real closet/dresser area and the walls are pretty thin but the overall value for the unit was fantastic.

The patio was a great place to have some coffee and lookout over Hanalei Bay and say hello to the passing Nenes. The full kitchen worked well and was everything we could've wanted on a 5-night stay.

We would absolutely come back and stay in this unit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view! Perfect little kitchen for cooking some meals. Great resort atmosphere and beautiful pool.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing and nobody walks past your lanai as you are on a ledge in the front so it is perfect, private and secluded yet the entrance is steps from the parking lot, pool and main lobby. Happy Talk is a minute walk (at my fast pace!) St Regis is right next doir, via the beach, but the concierege there told us that lots of their guests come to Happy Talk each evening! Reviews that mention the roosters - get over it - this is Kauai and they are everywhere. We keep chickens so we loved the roosters nearby but were pleasantly surprised by the Nene - geese - hopefully people that come to Kauai, choose this island over others because of the unbelievable nature - and therefore geese saying hi when you are eating breakfast on the lanai is a blessing!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 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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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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