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David Blank

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, Hawaiian

Hanalei Bay Resort- Views From Highest Lanai at Resort- Rates Start $119/Night

20 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Kauai Studio Rental Photos and Description

2 Studio Kitchenettes, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4) with Mountain and Hanalei Bay Views

Hanalei Bay Resorts and Suites is located on the North Shore of Kauai, the most beautiful area of the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands. Princeville, the area in which it is situated, is among the most storied of Hawaiian monarchical land grants, dating from the time of Kamehameha the Fourth.

The 4 star resort has two swimming pools - an oversized one with waterfalls and a private children's pool (complete with mini-beach), and a whirlpool tub nestled into a rock wall with its own waterfall. Immaculately manicured grounds with breathtaking views of nearby coastal mountains, waterfalls, and Hanalei Bay. Eight complementary tennis courts, Peter Burwash International Tennis Club and pro shop are available on property. Outdoor gas grills, fire pits with seating area, free Wi-Fi and parking.

Two world-class golf courses consisting of 45 holes in the Princeville area. Golf discounts for resort guests. Swimming and snorkeling beaches on the nearby end of the grounds are serviced by complementary shuttle to and from the unit. Shuttle also services the neighboring St Regis Hotel.

The Condominium itself consists of two rooms, 1091 square feet, which can be rented individually or together. #1303 is a studio with functional kitchenette, new pillow top foam king bed, full bath. lanai, for $129/night. #1304 is a studio unit with fully equipped kitchenette, new EcoMemory king bed, and in unit washer/dryer for $149/night. Total for both is $269/night. Both have full bath, TV, refrigerator, and remote-control air conditioning, free high speed internet, and cooking facilities. New tile in entry ways and carpet throughout the living areas. Entertainment centers consists HD TV, Bluetooth Sound bar capable of streaming your music and radio stations from your mobile device, and Bluray player. Discounts available for off-season rentals of one week or more.

Condominium is located on the 3rd floor with cathedral ceilings and view of Hanalei Bay, tropical garden, and pool. The Hibiscus building is uniquely situated to accentuate the highest views on the property and view of the tennis and lava rock pool.

Keywords: 2 studios with 2 king beds and 2 full baths. Each side can be rented individually.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Blank (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, Hawaiian

About David Blank

I purchased the property in 1999 and have remodeled the unit over the years. There is no way to improve upon the location and view. You will agree.

David Blank purchased this studio in 1999

Why David Blank chose Kauai

The most beautiful setting on earth. Views and climate will have you enjoying every minute of your stay. Beach access and 2 swimming pools will satisfy your hydrotherapy. Kaua'i has the most miles of shoreline of all the Hawaiian Islands. Most are secluded and easy to access.

What makes this studio unique

Sundry shop, Peter Burwash Tennis and Pro Shop, exercise and guest hospitality rooms. Lava rock pool with new pool furniture waterfalls, and views of Hanalei Bay will provide you with the relaxation you can only find at Hanalei Bay Resort. Happy Talk bar has reopened serving numerous ice cold beers on tap and a full menu.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Much of my life is tied up with the island of Kaua'i, and having come to know it so well over the last several decades, I think there's no better place there than that occupied by Hanalei Bay Resort. In searching for the completely perfect location to film South Pacific -- the iconic motion picture that put "location" to Michener's story -- it's hardly an accident that Josh Logan, its director, chose the very spot upon which Hanalei Bay Resort sits. And Units #1303 and #1304, either separately or together, boast the ex- act same view that Logan had in mind when he staged "Some Enchanted Evening" for the film. Everything about the place works beautifully for me -- its location, the won- derful ambiance that the Hawaiians call "'ohana," and more than anything, the memo- ries and the magic. When I don't feel like strolling those paths down to the beach that lies at the mouth of the Hanalei River, there's the magnificent pool area, fed by water- falls both warm and cool. In a perfect world, there would be no need to dream of this wonderful place, since it would already exist everywhere. But I'm just glad that HBR is available -- and #1303-1304 are positioned perfectly to capture what I have come to love about Kaua'i...

Robin Sutherland

Principal Pianist San Francisco Symphony
Apr 2011
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Hanalei Bay Resort- Views From Highest Lanai at Resort- Rates Start $119/Night
average rating of 4.85 based on 22 reviews

Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our week long stay in this lovely studio condo in an fantastic resort. The views from the bed and the lanai were breathtaking. We spent many hours staring at the ocean and counting the waterfalls on the mountains. Every time we looked out we commented on how absolutely perfect the view was from this unit. The beach down the hill was lovely, the pool was fantastic, The Happy Talk Bar was great, the location on the north shore was perfect. We loved having the small kitchen area so that we did not have to eat out for every meal. The kitchen had everything that we needed and more. There were four different guidebooks in the room about Kauai. We especially liked the guidebook specific to snorkeling and the one on Kauai farm to table restaurants. In addition, all the extras that you can't pack and take on a plane for the beach (chairs, coolers, etc) were in the room. The bed was so comfortable that we did not even miss our bed at home which is unusual for us. Everyone at the resort was kind and full of Aloha. Our transaction and experience with the owner, David, was seamless. He was very responsive and helpful. Even though we still had another week of vacation on Maui after we left here, we were very sad to leave this special place. We will definitively stay here again when visiting Kauai!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 3 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a 9 day stay in unit 1303.

The good:

The view from the terrace was spectacular.

The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained.

The staff were attentive and helpful.

Kauai is truly a paradise.

The bad:

Nothing really terrible.

The weird:

The unit is listed as having a kitchenette but there is no kitchen sink. Consequently you find yourself washing dishes in the bathroom sink. Unpleasant and inconvenient to say the least.

There were no cereal bowls, requiring improvisation with a large glass bowl and a jar.

As much as we liked the location and the unit itself the sink issue would keep us from returning to this particular rental.

Mike & Patty

Seattle WA

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The studio kitchenette is a converted hotel unit with cabinets, cookware, induction cooktops, microwave, 2 refrigerators, coffee maker, blender, glasses, dishes, utensils, etc. The pedestal sink in the bathroom is set up for washing dishes. The rental rate is 1/3 less than that of a hotel unit at the resort and is very reasonable for the guests seeking a low cost alternative with cooking facilities. I personally spend 6 weeks twice a year in the condo and find it very functional. My adjoining condo has a kitchen sink and washer/dryer. Some guests opt for it as an upgrade for their stay at Hanalei Bay Resort for a few dollars more per night. Kitchen inventory is taken 4 times a year with missing items replaced. The condo also has a new king bed and new sound bar for streaming music and videos. And then there are the views and lanai which are unparalleled on the island. For the room rate, views, Resort amenities including grounds, pools, tennis courts, exercise and hospitality rooms, there are no comparisons on the North Shore of Kaua'i. In addition the Happy Talk Bar on site is now open for business. Please email or call me if you have any questions or would like to reserve. Aloha, Dave
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Beautiful view and ease of transaction

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time at the unit. The view was amazing and David was great to work with. His responses were quick and all details provided. As a Canadian, I was a little hesitant to send a money order by mail. No worries there, the transaction was seamless. The restaurant and bar were just wrapping up construction while we were there but it will really be a great addition to the property. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic room and amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with our 8 month old son. Great facilities in the room, with a very helpful host who supplied us with some tips and even some of his left over groceries! Can't beat the view and being close to reception and the pool are an added bonus. Don't forget to utilise the BBQ's down by the tennis pro shop.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Resort in Kauai.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in other privately owned units at Hanalie Bay Resort before but none compare to in beauty or comfort to these two units and the value is unbelievable.

We were concerned we would hear car alarms and such being so close to the parking but didn't hear a thing and slept sound every night.

Both beds were super comfortable. They were so comfortable that I have been online looking at new mattress for our home.

The staff is amazing; always cheerful, helpful and personal, including the attendants who drive the cart, ladies who check us in and out, concierge, gardeners and housekeeping.

I can also attests to the fact that I had a first hand comparison on this trip because Delta sent a smaller plane the night we were to fly out and I got bumped. In fact, 26 other people got bumped too. All worked out though; they set me up in a room in another resort for 24 hours. Although it is very nice resort it doesn't even begin to compare to Hanalie Bay Resort.

The people were polite and said all the right things and helpful. But they were superficial or seemed to do it because it was a job, a routine to them that has been rehearsed and rehearsed well. At Hanalie Bay the employees must give freedom to be themselves or maybe the board of directors set a personable, genuine example for them to follow. I'm not sure how it occurs but there is a different "spirit" at Hanalie Bay Resort. It is the spirit of the island. It is at Hanalie Bay Resort but not at all resorts.

There is more to Hanalie Bay Resort than the view or even comfortable bed. It is hard to describe you must experience it for yourself.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, WA USA

Unit was fantastic! Resort could be fantastic...hopefully someday soon.

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from 10 days in Kauai, and we could not have asked for a better unit to stay in. I can't explain how awesome it was waking up every morning to the view of the bay and mountains. The unit was good sized, and had everything we needed. I especially liked having a washer/dryer, and a closet full of beach gear. The pool was refreshing and gorgeous, and never crowded. The grounds were lush and beautifully landscaped with every kind of tropical plant and flower you could imagine. Working with Dave was easy and seamless, and I felt comfortable with all of our communications and transactions.

Our one complaint is that there was construction going on right outside of our unit (on the restaurant/lounge), and it would get really loud at times. One day they were cutting concrete with a big concrete saw, and it was too loud for us to even be in our unit on that day. We would probably hesitate to go back until we were sure that the construction was completed. (From what we understand, the rebuilding of the restaurant has taken several years). There is also a swim up bar being built at the pool, but we never saw anyone working on it. When these projects are completed, one would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful resort in a more beautiful setting. we just hope it's sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Completion work has finally begun after 3 and 1/2 years on the fire destroyed Bali Hai Restaurant and Happy Talk Bar at Hanalei Bay Resort. All exterior work was completed with the rebuild of the lobby and administrative building which opened in January 2015. Interior tenant improvement work includes installation of the full kitchen in Bali Hai and partial kitchen in Happy Talk, bar, and built in cabinetry. Guests are advised that work will be proceeding intermittently from 9 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday weather permitting. There will be no work on holidays and weekends. Opening is slated for October 2015. Every effort will be made to inform guests of current work schedules and projects during your stay. All amenities including free Mai Tai Mondays at the pool starting at 4 PM, front desk and concierge, both pools, hot tub, 8 tennis courts, sundry shop with alcohol sales, all walkways and beach paths, bellman cart transportation, are available for guest usage during this time of construction. Our excellent front desk and management staff will be able to assist you with any needs you may have during your stay.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Iniki
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Makai Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tiki Iniki
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Pu'a Po'a

Helicopter and zodiac boat tours.


Rates & Availability

Princeville Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
#1304 Standard Rate
Jan 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Daily Resort Fee $18
Out Cleaning $85
Open fee $25
Tax Rate 13.45%

Rate for #1303: $129/night, $849/week, $2950/month. Resort fee of $18/day, 13.45% tax, $25 open fee, $85 out cleaning fee.

#1304 Rate $149/night Jan. 1, 2016. Weekly to $999. Month $3750. Resort fee of $18/day, 13.45% tax, $25 open fee, $85 out cleaning fee.

Rate for #1303-04 $269/night, weekly rate $1799 plus $18/day resort fee, 13.45% tax, $25 open fee, $140 cleaning fee.

Christmas rate 12/23/16-1/2/17 for #1303 with a 4 nights minimum is $139/night. Above charges apply.
Christmas rate 12/23/16-1/2/17for #1304 with a 4 nights minimum is $169/night. Above charges apply.


Personal or bank check to the owner address is preferred. 1/2 deposit down and balance 30 days in advance. Confirmation form, reservations # along with condo and check in information emailed to renter.
In case of cancellation all money is returned 60 days prior to arrival. If cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival 1/2 is returned. All money is returned at any time if condo can be re rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Kauai Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1091 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 room baths. Changing room and shower/commode room.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • #1303 Studio - 1 king
    #1304 Studio - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) EcoMemory foam bed in #1304 Sealy Pillow top foam King Bed in #1303.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pool, Hot Tub or Jacuzzi, Gas BBQ, 2 Kitchenettes, 2 Decks, Washer/Dryer in #1304, In-room Movies, High Speed Internet, Daily Pool and Beach Towels, Free local calls, parking, and tennis. Classes and instruction by Peter Burwash International Tennis.

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