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Dale Carlson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

40 Reviews
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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dale Carlson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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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based on 40 traveler reviews

Stunning Ocean/Bali Hai Views; Full Kitchen and Jacuzzi Tub!
average rating of 4.825 based on 58 reviews

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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Loved the view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the condo. The view was spectacular as we watched the sunset every evening. The sand bottom hot tub and fabulous pool were beyond our expectations!

We visited three islands of Hawaii and Kauai was by far our favorite! We appreciate the snorkel equipment but never got around to using it. The condo was great as we were able to use the kitchen, washer and dryer. The only issue we had was the Murphy bed, it just wasn't as comfortable as a regular bed!

We would return in a heartbeat!!!! Loved the rooster but did not provide a culinary speck for him!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you had a good time in our little condo. And thanks for the nice review. I’m very sorry to hear you didn’t care for the bed. I just replaced the mattress and have had several guests say they liked it, but I know folks have different preferences. Thanks again, I hope you have a great summer.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and amazing views, this condo was perfect. Full kitchen and jacuzzi tub all with the amenities of a resort. The best part of this condo is that you receive all the amenities from the resort next door. The resort staff was always available to help with suitcases and bags and the parking is very close to this condo so you don't have to walk far. The books available about kauai were very helpful. The only negative is that the bed was uncomfortable and the walls are very thin so you can hear everything the neighbors say but other than this the condo was amazing.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended


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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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Kauai 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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