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Hanalei Bay Resort Condo - Great Views & Ideal Locale to Pool/Happy Talk Lounge

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom - King Bed in Master, Queen Bed in Loft, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

We have completed a remodel of both bathrooms and kitchen using lovely bamboo cabinetry and green granite. Our hope was to make it as inviting as the gorgeous rainforest and mountains off of our lanais. Also, our condo has been professionally decorated with upscale Hawaiian furniture.

If you’re ready for a vacation in one of the most beautiful locations in Kauai, try this very private and tranquil condo located at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville. The resort is nestled on the bluffs overlooking Hanalei Bay and the romantic Bali Hai (Mount Makana) from the movie South Pacific.

The resort has access to a lovely beach that offers a breathtaking view of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai. It is perfect for families with its calm waves. Hanalei Bay Resort shares this beach with the St. Regis.

Our top-floor condo can be reached without taking any stairs. We are the only building in the resort that offers this benefit. You can enjoy top-floor views, and the openness and spacious feel of high-vaulted ceilings.

It is a one-bedroom condo (king bed) that has a loft which acts as the 2nd bedroom (queen bed), with 2 full baths, fully-stocked kitchen, and 2 lanais. The condo has approximately 1,100 square feet of floor space. It sleeps 4 people.

The master bedroom has been decorated with an upscale tropical bedroom set. Many guests have commented on the comfort of the king-size bed. There is a private lanai off the bedroom where you can sit and enjoy the mountain/rainforest view. You'll find a dressing area, full bathroom equipped with iron, ironing board, and hair dryer.

Another lanai is off the living room and provides a perfect spot to dine while enjoying the beautiful rainforest/mountain view. From the living room you can take the stairs to the cozy loft. The loft has one partially open wall; however, its layout does offer privacy and would be very difficult for others to see the area from below. It has a very comfortable queen size bed, and does offer a closet.

The Happy Talk lounge is open offering nightly music and a light dinner menu. Our Ukulele Bar is the only swim-up bar on the island. It's a popular gathering place where guests enjoy drinks and live pool-side music. The Bali Hai restaurant remains closed.

A wedding events manager is also available for those wishing to plan their wedding at Hanalei Bay Resort.

Hanalei Bay Resort has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a Best Hotel Pool in the U.S. and has been named a Fodor’s Choice Gold 2010 award winner. This achievement recognizes the Hanalei Bay Resort as having one of the best pools located on a U.S. hotel property.

Hanalei Bay Resort is a non-smoking property.

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I are retired and love returning to Kauai whenever we can. We get so much enjoyment in providing a comfortable and charming place for our guests to stay. It's always my pleasure to help our guests in anyway I can with their trip.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Princeville

We truly believe that Hanalei Bay Resort, where our condo is located, has the best views on the island. The views are breathtaking. Landscaping at the resort has been carefully chosen and placed. It's meticulously maintained. The main tropical pool is lagoon-style and has been rated as one of the top pools. The staff try to treat all guests with the true o'hana spirit.

We love Kauai and all it has to offer - the majestic mountains, it's lovely beaches, romantic sunsets, tropical breezes, and even the roosters! What's not to love about Kauai!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Special thanks for sharing your piece of paradise! We thoroughly enjoyed the condo and all conveniences along with a great location and fantastic vistas. Thank you for assisting our family in creating our Kauai memories.
Mar 2016
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Princeville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our condo possessions, i.e., towels, linens, dishes, etc., are not allowed to be removed from our condo & taken to other condos.
  • Feeding of birds on the lanais is prohibited.
  • Large furniture, i.e., bed, sofas, etc. will not be moved from their original positions.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Remodeled bathroom + dressing area + washer/dryer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodeled bathroom and dressing area.
  • Both bathrooms are downstairs. They have been remodeled. Each bathroom also contains a dressing room. A washer and dryer is located in the dressing area behind the kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Our 2nd bedroom is located in the loft.
  • The king size bed is located in the master bedroom, and the queen size bed in the loft. The loft acts as the second bedroom. The upper wall on the loft is open; however, no one can see in from below as the lower wall is solid.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 3 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Hanalei Bay Resort Condo - Great Views & Ideal Locale to Pool/Happy Talk Lounge
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 100 reviews

Fantastic Family Resort

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely perfect for our first visit to Kauai. We did quite a bit of exploring and I can say that Hanalei Bay Resort is the perfect location. First of all you are on the beautiful North Shore and truly - nothing compares. You can walk to golf at the stunning Makai Troon course. The St. Regis is a 5 minute or less drive if you want to enjoy a nicer dinner at Kauai Grill or enjoy their cocktail hour for sunset and music. You are 10 minutes from the adorable town of Hanalei which we frequented serveral days to check out some of the further most beaches and cruise the town and shops. And you aren't so far on the North West side of the North Shore that getting to the East side or South side is difficult - it's an easy straight shot down the coast line.

As for the Resort, it is beautiful and well maintained. The beach that is shared with the St. Regis is a bit of a haul (like many Kauai beaches), but it is great for toddlers or young kids. The waters were very calm. The pool I believe is one of the few on the island - maybe only - with a swim up bar which was a big hit for my husband. It's always a good way to meet other guests staying on the island - everyone is friendly and chatty at the swimup bar. :-) Happy Talk lounge is also great for evenings that you are too tired from your days adventures to cook or get ready to go out somewhere. The food is actually much better than your typical "bar food".

The unit itself was clean, well equipped and suited our needs perfectly. The bathrooms are very private which is really nice if you had two couple staying together. You would just have to decide who gets the master and who gets the upstairs loft. The upstairs loft is very private - you can't really see into it from below, but it is a half wall with no door - just so you are aware. The location of the unit on the property is probably one of the best - I say that having never stayed in another unit, but we LOVED the location. It was close to the parking lot (but not too close), it was close to the pool and the front desk making everything easily accessible. BUT the best part of the unit is the mountain view. If you think you want ocean front, just trust me - the view from this unit is breathtaking. You can get a beach view on any island or beach town you go to. The lush Kauai mountain view with waterfalls, beautiful birds and an amazing canopy you definitely cannot get many other places in the world!

Just do it!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna, Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a wonderful and thorough review. I really appreciate your impressions of the resort, location, and views. Your words will definitely help potential guests decide that the Hanalei Bay Resort, and hopefully our condo, is the right selection for their stay on Kauai. Judy
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Excellent condo conveniently located in nice resort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hanalei Bay Resort 10 years ago, but the room was nothing compared to this condo. I'm so glad we gave the resort another try with a different kind of accommodation! This condo is very conveniently located for the fitness center and salt water pool. We never even made it to the beach because our kids had so much fun at the pool. There's even a shallow kiddie pool area, and a swim up bar.

As for the condo, it's actually two units next to each other. Our young sons (4 and 7) stayed in the loft, which was a bit warm at first but cooled down nicely thanks to the ceiling fan and A/C. We stayed in the Master bedroom. The views of the mountains and vegetation were spectacular and we still had privacy because they were facing open space. The kitchen was well equipped, though we didn't cook during our short stay. It was very convenient to have 2 bathrooms.

I wish Hanalei Bay Resort had more dining options, but the Princeville Center was close enough and seems to have a lot more offerings in recent years, like the Lei Petite Bakery & Cafe for breakfast.

All in all, a great place to stay. Judy was very responsive and thoughtful, letting us know that early check in was available, and allowing us to check out a couple hours past the normal time.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for providing a positive review for our condo and the resort. I'm very happy to hear that both worked well for your family. It was a pleasure communicating with you about your vacation. We hope to have you as guests again. Judy
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Great location within the resort and town

  • 5 of 5

Great location and stay. Plenty of room with great views of the forest and mountains.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loren, Thank you so much for booking our condo, and for taking the time to do a review. We're always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay at the resort. Judy
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Clean, comfortable updated unit at the best resort on the north shore

  • 5 of 5

You have not stayed in Kauai until you have stayed up north. Hanalei Bay Villas is a hidden gem with a spectacular location. Beautifully maintained, family friendly and if you play added bonus. This is a very comfortable and well appointed unit. You have the amenities of someone's second home and all the features and benefits of a resort. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo at the Hanalei Bay Resort. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review. We really appreciate it. Judy
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Beautiful Condo- Beautiful Property !! Would stay again !!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was everything we could ask for- including two beautiful decks with a very real jungle/mountain/waterfall view- The kitchen was well stocked, the condo was up to date and very clean. We have been here several times-this property is one of the most beautiful, well kept tropical paradises on the island! The pool is very unique with lava rock surrounding it, and the new swim-up bar is great. The Happy Talk Lounge is very nice and convenient, food is good, and it has a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and surrounding mountains.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grant and Arleen, I can't tell you how much we appreciate your review of our condo and resort. Thank you. You were wonderful guests, and we do hope you will return. Judy
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Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Judy's condo is beautiful with breathtaking mountain views. We normally prefer a beach view, but opted for a mountain view this trip and it did not disappoint. The condo had everything we needed to feel like home. I didn't notice the washer & dryer in the description but it was a pleasant surprise and we put it to good use. There was so much space for our family to enjoy. We really noticed the difference when we moved to a hotel on the south shore. I still dream about spending my mornings on the patio (there are 2), drinking coffee and taking in the gorgeous surroundings. It has a perfect tropical/rain forest feel. We also enjoyed using the beach chairs, boogie boys, water noodles, etc. I could go on & on about how wonderful this place is. Next time we're in Kauai, this will be my first choice! Thank you for everything Judy.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inez, Thank you so much for the outstanding review! We really appreciate all you said. You're always welcome as guests. I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Judy
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.5%

Quotable rates by VRBO are estimates only, please contact owner for exact quote.

Daily resort fee per reservation - $20 + taxes paid to resort by guest at check-out - covers local phone calls, long distance phone calls (within the U.S. only), parking, pool towels, coffee service at the lobby, fitness center, bell service, basic wi-fi internet access, show time movies, and business center.

We offer no monthly rates.

Tax ID # GE-097-062-0928-01

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.