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****5 Star Experience in Hanalei Bay Unit****

Princeville, HI, USA
  • Studio640 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Condo room, Studio + single sofa sleeper 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)


When you first walk into Hanalei Bay Resort 4221 you will see Bali Hai (Mt Makana) and Hanalei Bay in front of you and you'll know you have chosen to stay at the right resort and the right privately owned suite at a top North Shore location (voted #1 on travel sites). Why do you want this view? Its what people at the neighboring St Regis Hotel pay $600-$800/nt to see during sunset. There is no better way to enjoy the romance and beauty of Kauai than staying on the North Shore with a private lanai and sunset views. Located high on the Princeville bluff and 10 minutes to the quaint town of Hanalei, Hanalei Bay Resort's 22 acres of winding paths and mountain views will leave you in awe. I enjoy dinner in Hanalei at places like BarAcuda, Tahiti Nui and Hanalei Dolphin for great sushi!!!! The St Regis Hotel is right next door and offers fine dining for those special occasion dinners or have a cocktail on the terrace at sunset. Try their Sunday brunch at Makana Terrace.

HBR 4221 is privately owned, self managed, air conditioned, and remodeled large hotel room style suite with KING SIZE BED and seating area.

The bbq pavilion, laundry facility, small pool and beach path is just a short walk away. The large award winning lagoon style pool is a short walk up the path as is the fire pit/sunset viewing area and 4 of 8 tennis courts. Now open 7 days a week is "The Ukulele Bar", the only swim up bar on Kauai. Grab a seat in the pool or sit at the outdoor bar and meet other guests over a beer, margarita, smoothie or mai tai. Now serving pizza, salads and sandwiches. Free music concerts in the afternoon by famed local musicians. Schedule of performers will be given at check in.

Check out the many positive reviews on popular travel sites!!!!

References upon request.

Maximum of 3 (2 adults and one child over 4 is acceptable) with use of a small sofa sleeper. Remember this suite does NOT have a kitchen (it has a coffee maker, blender and mini fridge).

If you DO need a larger unit with full kitchen, living room/dining room combo and separate bedroom, please see my VRBO ad 136314 or for a two bedroom option that can sleep up to 6, combine 4221 and 4222 ($425/nt). This is the way to enjoy my island home with friends and extended family.










2018: $189

$20/day resort fee paid at checkout (parking, wifi, fitness center access)

tax and out clean charge extra

I am always available to speak with you about acitivities on the island. for questions and emergencies while staying in my island home.


Reservation not confirmed until owner and guest have had direct contact. You can book with me with the confidence you are well taken care of. I have been renting my island home for over 13 years with dozens of 5 star reviews and comments on well known forum travel sites!

Please let me know if you would like extra housekeeping services starting at $40/day otherwise outclean only. A second cleaning is recommended for stays of 7 nights or longer and for 10 nights or longer its mandatory.


We DO NOT ask you to wire any money so if you are asked to wire money it is more than likely a scam! I take credit cards, personal checks and will contact you for this information.

Check in 3pm/checkout 10am

Keywords: studio

ocean views

Hanalei Bay

Air Conditioning


* honeymoon location

* Private lanai

* Air-conditioning

* 32-inch LCD TV

* Mini-refrigerator

* Coffeemaker

* wifi

* budget friendly

* Hair dryer

* Iron & Ironing board


Joan Bettencourt

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Joan Bettencourt

My home is in California but my heart is in Kauai. We even renewed our wedding vows at HBR for our 25th anniversary with friends and family and I can help you arrange yours too! I love to travel all over the world but Kauai is where I want to go back to!

Joan Bettencourt purchased this Studio in 2005

Why Joan Bettencourt chose Princeville

After you visit Kauai and a stay at HBR, you will know the answer to this question. A top 10 Hawaii pool, the only swim up bar on Kauai, and sunset views over Bali Hai.

What makes this Studio unique

It's all about the view. You get water views, mountain views and can watch the surfers in the winter. You will actually hear the waves at night. ENJOY A PRIVATE LANAI. UNLIKE THE STUDIO UNITS, MY LANAI OFFERS YOU PRIVACY AND VIEWS. Top rated and reviewed frequently on travel sites full service concierge wedding planner Beach path to Puu Poa Beach (a rarity in Princeville) Mai Tai parties each Monday


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Single sofa sleeper suitable for a young child 4-12
      • King size bed (1) Single sofa sleeper Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child over 5 Sofa sleeper would not be comfortable for anyone over 12.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Tub/shower combo Completely remodeled. All new breakfast pantry, new tile, quartz counter tops. New appliances.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Mt Makana
          • Near The Ocean
            Private beach path to Puu Poa Beach
          • Ocean View
            High on the Princeville bluff overlooking the North Shore mountain range and Hanalei Bay
          • Resort
            24 hour front desk, full time concierge
          • Water View
            watch the surfers in the winter


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        No added fee for a/c use. Please turn off when leaving for the day.
                      • Elevator
                        no elevator
                      • Fireplace
                        Firepit at sunset viewing area near tennis courts
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        self parking at top of resort must have parking pass for access 1 car only
                      • Telephone
                        free local calls
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry centers are a 1 minute walk away. They take quarters.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        free wifi in condo and around pool/resort free computer use in the hospitality room
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            5 cup coffee maker and single Kuerig
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            service for 3
                          • Kitchen
                            This unit does NOT have a kitchen.
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt, pepper and one day supply of coffee
                          • Refrigerator


                              • Dining
                                table and chair for 2 on lanai
                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                    Travel books
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    32 inch flat screen HD/Showtime
                                  • Toys
                                    tennis rackets and boogie board snorkel sets provided (use at own risk)
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Boat
                                        boat tours out of Hanalei April-October
                                      • Golf
                                        Prince Course is closed. Makai Course is open.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        gorgeous views of Hanalei Bay Privacy on lanai unlike studios which share a lanai No smoking of any kinds allowed. There is a smoking area in the upper parking lot
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        22 acres of palm trees and flower scented walking paths
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        3 bbq's close by No grilling on lanais allowed
                                      • Tennis
                                        Pro on site 8 tennis courts at no additional charge for court time Artifical grass courts now available on 4 courts
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        rent snorkel gear at activity desk by pool scuba lessons offered


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            no elevators second floor unit

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                2 pools
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                Under the waterfalls

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • luaus
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • It is customary in Hawaii to leave one's shoes outside the front door. Therefore it is advisable to bring a pair of indoor shoes or slippers to wear exclusively inside the suite. THE ONLY TRUE SWIM UP BAR ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI On island contact is Grand Pacific Resorts at HBR and for emergencies contact the owner Princeville is a Vacation Destination Area which means these are legal rentals. Only rent in a VDA location.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        38 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Beautifully Furnished, Spectacular Ocean view!

                                                                        Anna M.

                                                                        Our recent stay at Hanalei Bay Resort was amazing! We found the suite very spacious for two and were happy to have all the amenities we needed during our short 3-night stay. Thank you Joan for providing the snorkeling gear and hiking stick, which came in handy for the nearby Kalalau trail hike. The place was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We loved the the panoramic view from our room and the lanai which offers spectacular ocean and mountain views. We truly enjoyed every moment spent at this beautiful place!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you Anna for the kind words. I love hearing from my guests that they enjoyed their stay.

                                                                        I will look forward to having your come back.


                                                                        Well Kept Studio Perfect for Couples with a FABULOUS view

                                                                        Jenny R.

                                                                        My husband & I arrived after a few days of travel & this was just the retreat that we needed. The room was clean, inviting, well kept & the view of Bali Hai outstanding. This is the smaller unit with no kitchen available, but it does come equipped with dishes, blender, toaster, kuerig, regular coffee pot & a small refrigerator. The only sink to wash dishes/cups, if not rented in conjunction with the larger 1 bedroom unit, is the bathroom sink. It was not ideal for sure, but it was one of the ONLY things that I found not ideal with the unit.

                                                                        The unit also comes with snorkel gear, umbrella, small picnic basket, beach chairs and tennis rackets/balls. The other thing that I found lacking was one of the beach chairs was VERY uncomfortable to use. I think it was made for a smaller frame, which I nor my husband have, and it did not adjust, so we just took turns using the Tommy Bahama chair. Yes, the chair was supplied by Joan & for that I was thankful. It was very hard to complain when sitting on Tunnels Beach. I did not even contact her about the chair as it was personal preference on our part.

                                                                        This was our first stay at HBR & we will be back. From check-in to check-out everyone was so friendly & showed true aloha spirit. The bellhop service is a nice amenity & we used it to transport our bags, from the beach & for our groceries. The basic internet was perfectly fine & we both were able to function with the basic. The parking was the only issue that was not ideal. If you arrive after 7:30pm or so you will have to park near the front of the resort. One night we returned around 10pm & we barely found a spot. Don't let keep you from this fabulous resort. We visited in July 2017, peak season, so I am sure that is why the parking was so scarce. The walk to the unit from the parking lot is beautiful, but please note that the final hill into the bottom Palms building where the unit is located is steep (going down) & in the rain can be slick. You have to go back up that hill to wash and dry clothes (25-30 yards) as there is no washer & dryer in the unit (if renting separate from the 1 bedroom). We were in shape after a week here!! The resort is very well kept & we highly recommend it & Joan's unit. The unit even has soft closing drawers in bathroom & bar area !! LOVE! Her communication was timely & appreciated. We did have to contact her about a minor issue with the unit & the issue was QUICKLY resolved. Thanks so much for sharing your Kauai home with us! Mahalo!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Aloha Jenny,

                                                                        You are so sweet to write such a lovely review and for that I thank you.

                                                                        I am sorry both chairs were not the Tommy Bahama style. Unfortunately a recent guest left one in their rental car and its now in some back room at Budget. The smaller chair came from my owner's closet (a spare I keep for these emergencies) and was all I could get at the last minute. When I visit in August, Costco will be my first stop. As an FYI to others, the pool center rents Tommy Bahama chairs.

                                                                        I am so glad you loved your North Shore vacation and hope you can return again some day. You were a pleasure to share my home with.


                                                                        Beautiful views, excellent care by owner

                                                                        Nancy S.

                                                                        My husband and I stayed in the lock-off portion of this unit. The bed was wonderfully comfortable; the room was large enough with a nice sitting area, the kitchenette allowed us to prepare and enjoy a simple breakfast and lunch on the deck. The view from the deck is serene and beautiful. Joan attended to every detail via email and phone prior to our arrival and while we were there when I called her with a question. She even provided a list of her favorite restaurants and activities in the area. We are so happy to have found this property and will return. The property and the property owner are real gems.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Aloha Nancy and I sure wish all my guests were as helpful and kind as you. I am so glad you loved your visit and look forward to you returning the next time you come to Kauai.


                                                                        Melanie L.

                                                                        We recently returned from our destination wedding/honeymoon where we stayed in 4221. I thought the pictures of this condo were amazing but they do not do it (and the view) justice. The view is breathtaking and the condo is immaculate and beautiful. This condo is well cared for and it shows. The furnishings are high quality- even the sheets. The bed was very comfortable. The condo resort is great too. The pool is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. The owner, Joan, was very helpful and answered all my questions promptly (which goes a long way with a nervous bride-to-be trying to perfect all the details of our elopement). We fell in love with Kauai and this condo and immediately booked a return trip. I cannot say enough good things about this condo and its owner. Thank you, Joan!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Aloha and mahalo for taking time out of your honeymoon to write such a lovely recommendation on my island home. I know you will return many times to Kauai as it captured your heart as it did mine 36 years ago on my honeymoon (where I stayed in the same condo).


                                                                        So pretty!

                                                                        Loren G.

                                                                        This is our 2nd time renting this very nice property. The interior decor is top notch. Beautiful soft sheets. Bed is very comfortable. There are plenty of towels in the bathroom. The bathroom is updated, plus a nice shower head. The unit provides a gorgeous view that you can even enjoy from the bed! You can see all the way down to the ocean and the breathtaking green hills on the left. We so enjoyed the patio with chairs where we would sit in the early morning enjoying a cup of coffee taking in the beautiful view.

                                                                        We enjoy driving to the Hanelei bay pier and hanging out for the day by the ocean. I also enjoy the cute shops in Hanelei (better than the south shore!)

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you Loren for your continued support of staying in my island suite when you visit the North Shore of Kauai. I value my repeat guests and their love of my island home and Kauai touches me.



                                                                        Andrew Z.California

                                                                        First stay at HBR and wish we could have stayed longer. The resort is fantastic from check-in to check-out and in a perfect location for us to check out the entire North shore of Kauai. The drive to the Napali Coast was easy and we found there was more to do around town at a reasonable price compared to the south shore. Beach access takes about 10 minutes walking, 5 minutes by golf cart (shuttle). This unit has an absolutely spectacular view in September with the sun setting directly at the point of Bali Hai. Perfect unit for a couple; honeymooners won't be disappointed. Concur with accolades given in many of the other posts regarding bed, bath, and amenities. We hope to be back soon, absolutely loved every minute!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Mahalo, Andrew for the very kind remarks. I always tell people that there is so much do on the majestic North Shore of Kauai, that they will wish they had spent their entire trip there. I know you will return and Bali Hai will be waiting.


                                                                        Princeville, HI, USA

                                                                        Top wedding location with weddings performed on the property. Ask me for wedding planner recommendations at nine two five eight seven two O two five three.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        Taxes plus cleaning charge of $85 is extra/final quote may change from VRBO's quote minimum stay required unless it backs up to another reservation (I do not accept 1 day reservations) Resort fee to be paid at checkout (covers wifi, parking) $20/day in 2017 FOR QUOTES AND QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS I will never ask you to wire money. I accept CC and personal checks ONLY. No Paypal. Final total is not confirmed until owner has given you the final quote. This is due to taxes and discounts. Ask about military discounts (with proof of ID) for 4 night stays or longer Last minute discounts and Kama'ahaina rates within 15 days Damage protection/trip insurance is recommended

                                                                        $200 down or 20% whichever is higher and balance due 45 days before arrival. Cancellation fee of $50 if cancelled 60 days out. No refunds after 60 days or final balance secured unless I can re rent it. Rental agreement must be signed. Trip Insurance is highly recommended

                                                                        38 Reviews
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