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****5 Star Hanalei Bay Resort Unit 4221****

Bedrooms Studio
Space 640 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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. 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. You won't regret it.

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 forums!!!!

References upon request.

Maximum of 2

Remember this suite does NOT have a kitchen (it has a coffee maker, blender and mini fridge but no stove or microwave).

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 ($450/nt). This is the way to enjoy my island home with friends and extended family.











2018: $189

2019: $198

$26/day resort fee paid at checkout

I am always available to speak with you about local activities on the island. For questions and emergencies while staying in my island home contact the front desk and owner.


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 $50/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

* no smoking

More Details

Joan Bettencourt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.


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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Joan!

Your Condo is spectacular! We absolutely love it and do have a great time 😀 From the tasteful furnishing to the wonderful view - we are both mesmerized. The staff an HBR is super friendly and greeted us with the words "congratulation, you booked the nicest condo here".
Oct 2016
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Princeville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo Completely remodeled. All new breakfast pantry, new tile, quartz counter tops. New appliances.
  • Studio, 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


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****5 Star Hanalei Bay Resort Unit 4221****
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 95 reviews

Beautifully Furnished, Spectacular Ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Joan
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Well Kept Studio Perfect for Couples with a FABULOUS view

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Joan
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Beautiful views, excellent care by owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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). Joan
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  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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So pretty!

  • 5 of 5

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!)

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Joan
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Nearest Barpub
Happy Talk Lounge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Happy Talk
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Puu Poa
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90

Taxes plus cleaning charge of $90 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, fitness center access and tennis court time) $26+tax/day

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 greater 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

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.

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