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Fantastic Ocean and Bali Hai Views--Honeymooners' Delight!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Studio condo with one California King bed, Large Bathroom, Sleeps two+,

This totally remodeled studio condo (Hanalei Bay Resort, Unit 3106) overlooks beautiful Bali Hai, the pearl of Kauai’s North Shore. Watch the surfers on Hanalei Bay as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the slate covered lanai, then go visit the island sights, but be sure to get back in time for the sunsets! This studio condo is a one-of-a-kind within the complex! Accessible, and free, parking is just a few feet away from this first floor unit. The unit 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. ...(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?)

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. And, yes, the condo has various snorkel gear (including two of the latest Full-Face masks as shown in two of my pics!) and some beach toys for the little ones, and if you need more beach chairs or gear, just rent them from the pool shop and send me the bill. Oh, and I just added an iHome® Kineta Bluetooth® FM Alarm Clock Radio and Speaker

Two guests are easily accommodated in the unit. Since you’re sleeping on the king-size custom-made Indonesian “Pineapple” bed, you can actually watch the surfers on Hanalei Bay for awhile before getting up. You might even want to stretch out on the rattan lounge chair in the bedroom while you re-read a little Michener, Theroux—or even Crichton, one of our (now late) “locals” before turning in, or check your email on the free internet. (I was tempted to say the unit sleeps three because a child could sleep on that lounge chair.) Please browse the floor plan layout on one of the photos, and let me know if you have any questions.

After a day of sight-seeing you will enjoy the two-person, six-jet shower (It has a window facing Bali Hai, which includes a switch that, almost magically, makes the window become opaque for the shy, but alas it quit working. I’m trying to get it fixed, but everything is much harder in Hawaii!. Air conditioning is only needed once in a while, but it’s there if you need it.

A beautiful beach shared with the St Regis Hotel for great swimming and snorkeling is just a short 10-minute walk away down the hill past the tennis courts. And it’s all in close walking distance to all the fabulous HBR amenities like restaurant/bar/free parking near the condo/tennis/pool. The fabulous Happy Talk lounge is open from 3-9 pm serving light but outrageously delicious meals. And perhaps best of all, The Ukulele Bar, is the ONLY swim-up pool bar on the island!

We’re so proud of an article in Hawaii Magazine about my favorite beach and the Hanalei area. Check it out at:

And don’t forget to check out the great pictures of Hanalei Bay Resort on HBR’s Facebook page.

NOTE: This is NOT a one-bedroom condo with a separate bedroom. It is one large sleeping room with a lounge chair, a table and two small chairs, two bed stands, an entertainment center and, a mini-kitchen between the bedroom and the bathroom.

NOTE 2: This bedroom unit includes a coffee maker, toaster, microwave, a mini-fridge, and a very small electric fry-pan for your convenience. And, of course, there are plates, silver, glasses and cups. Therefore, this is NOT a full kitchen, please do not rent this condo if you plan on cooking. (YIKES---BAD NEWS!! The County of Kauai has just ruled that these “lock-out” units cannot have any cooking facilities, so I had to remove the microwave and fry-pan. We are allowed to have coffee makers, blenders and mini-fridges, so they are still there. Very sorry!

NOTE 3: 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 things in a spacious dresser, you will be disappointed!

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 am able to collect. Yes, I’m pretty sure this is the most generous policy you will find!

We also have another (adjoining) studio condo that sleeps two with a full kitchen and Jacuzzi hot tub. Check it out at VRBO 237539 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 #066-137-2928-01

More Details

Dale Carlson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Dale Carlson


My wife, Audrey, and I are up here in Sacramento, CA --when we're not in Kauai, which is never enough for Audrey, especially during the chilly rains we get here in Northern California. We've owned this property since it was totally refurbished in 2006. Before that we owned a unit in building #2, which was nice but the third floor became too much for Audrey and, more importantly, she couldn't see enough WATER, so we've fixed that problem. And now she's happy, and it doesn't get any better than that!


Dale Carlson purchased this studio in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our second stay at Hanalei Bay Resort Room #3106 and enjoyed it again. Clean and great customer service. You can't go wrong for location in Princeville. Room amenities of full size coffee pot, toaster, blender, microwave and small refrigerator allowed us to have breakfast and snacks as wanted. Cooler & snorkel gear were great, beach umbrellas were in need of repair tho. Awesome shower and plenty of towels, but disappointed mirror/window in shower was not working this time as outside view from bathroom is a nice touch. Cleaning supplies provided, would have like to have had paper towels available tho. Bed and A/C made sleeping comfortable, rooster wake up call is provided. Loved the walk out patio and chairs to take in the views, close to pool, and the first floor is nice to walk into after a full day of fun. Would stay again and recommend this room & resort, especially now that the Happy Talk Bar/Restaurant is open.
Jun 2016
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Princeville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • As noted in the description it is a very special shower: 'After a day of sight-seeing you will enjoy the two-person, six-jet shower with a window facing Bali Hai (which includes a switch that, almost magically, makes the window become opaque for the shy!--oops, it just broke and I' m having finding someone who can fix it, sorry ).'
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Actually, its a California King bed which is a little larger (72' by 84'); the comfort level is pure Goldilocks--not too hard and not too soft! BUT---note that this is not a one-bedroom condo with a separate bedroom; it is one large sleeping room with a lounge chair, a table and two small chairs, two bed stands, an entertainment center and, in between the bedroom and the large bathroom, a mini-kitchen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fantastic Ocean and Bali Hai Views--Honeymooners' Delight!!
average rating of 4.867647 based on 118 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The views are wonderful, great location in resort!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, friendly staff and residents. Construction noise but still a great stay.

  • 4 of 5

Would return. Beautiful view!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your brief but gracious review. Yes, there was some construction in the building next door, but that will be over by the middle of next week (February 7), Then there will be no nearby construction until April 13, ending the 27th, during which time my calendar is blocked, so if you’re a prospective guest, not to worry—only the sound of an amorous rooster might break your solitude!
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Comfort stay with great ocean view

  • 5 of 5

The small condo has a great view of sea, beach and mountain. It also provides snorkeling equipment, which is really nice for people traveling to Kauai for the first time.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great restaurant, swim up bar, and minutes from the sand!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to the island, and second stay in this unit, basically why we decided to come here over a different vacation... The view from the lanai is UNREAL. The restaurant and swim up bar are great, and you're nearby to so many great activities. Hands down the best spot to truly get away and relax! We will for sure be coming back to this unit in the next few years!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic little place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time there, great view, friendly staff--we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful resort! Nice pool and beach..good resturant and bar with nice rooms

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue Airport, Lihue, Kauai
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Happy Talk Lounge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makai Course
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Happy Talk Lounge, right past the pool
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Hanalei Beach, Shared with St Regis Hotel
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, Zip-lining, Paddle Boarding, Helicopter riding, Miniature Golf,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

NOTE: I'm also sorry to have to warn you that the resort also charges a $20 per day "Resort fee"

Hawaii Tax #W91546715-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.