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Enjoy the View - Listen to Nature - No Reservation Fees

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Views, Ocean, Sunset, Mountains, Jungle, Rainbows, Waterfalls, Views and Refreshing Breezes!

Within the Hanalei Bay Villas, this individual family home is 'Haleakamanu' - the house of the birds. It is situated within walking distance of the luxurious Princeville Hotel and its’ renowned Pu’u Poa Beach. It offers spectacular vistas of the mountains surrounding Hanalei Valley and an ocean view of Hanalei Bay across the top of the jungle canopy. It has a Hawaiian 'Sense of Place' - for complete relaxation, yet convenient to all the sights and experiences that the North Shore of Kaua’i has to offer. Enjoy sleeping peacefully to the sounds of the palm trees swaying in the gentle trade winds mixed with the sound of the ocean waves just across the street. By day, sit back; watch the variety of birds that come to visit you, as the splendor of Kauai's daily rainbows unfold above the panoramic vista from the upper lanai. From the lanai you can almost touch the tops of the tropical fruit trees; mango, avocado, guava and java plum. At days end, witness the spectacular sunsets from the famous Bali Hai (Makana Peak) lookout, located right across the street from your own front door and individual parking space. This two-bedroom/2.5-bath, stand-alone villa; has 1250 square feet and is ideal for couples or a family desiring a beautiful setting for a rejuvenating vacation.

Haleakamanu is a two story, free standing home that has been recently renovated with bamboo floors upstairs and new carpeting downstairs. It has been decorated with attention to tropical-style furniture and Hawaiian details. Upstairs is the living area; with a spacious living room, entertainment center and sliding doors to the lanai. Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen and the dining area and both are also open to the wonderful views. Enjoy creating fine culinary delights in the well appointed kitchen. It's well stocked, and ready for your use. Also located upstairs, is a convenient ½-bath and desk with phone and internet access. Downstairs you will find the bedrooms, the remaining baths and the laundry. The large master bedroom suite is comfortably equipped with a queen size bed, dressing alcove and closet, with a full bath and its’ own lanai. It has its’ own TV and telephone. The second bedroom is perfect for additional guests or additional family members, it has two twin beds and an adjacent bathroom with shower. The décor complements the lush garden surroundings. The outside is brought inside by copious windows – on both floors. The windows (forty-two and counting) are open to the light, surrounding views and cool tropical breezes. Both of the bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans.

When you are looking for adventure, Haleakamanu offers you access to the best activities on Kaua’i. Beach destinations are varied and plentiful. Many are among the top rated beaches in the world and some are hidden treasures. Within walking distance you will find; Pu’u Poa, Hideaways, Kenomene (in front of Pali Ke Kua) and Queen’s Bath. It is a short but scenic drive to beaches of Ke’e, Tunnels, Ha’ena, Lumaha’i, Hanalei Bay, ‘Annini, Kalihiwai and to Secret Beach. Hikers are attracted by the nearby Kalalau Trail and the Na Pali Coast, but the trailhead for the often overlooked Powerline Trail is just a few miles away. The North Shore area offers the many activities listed below; plus it remains within driving distance of all the attractions of Kapa’a, Lihue, the South Shore, and Waimea Canyon (just get back by sunset, if you can!).

Hanalei Bay Villa - Vacation in Paradise!

Transient Vacation Registration #TV 1486, County of Kauaʻi #TA-093784-2688-01

Hawaii Tax ID

Keywords: Free standing house,villa, hideaways, snorkel, golf.

More Details

Joe and Linda Bird
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Joe and Linda Bird

Our aloha for all things Hawaiian began as we listened to the stories of our kapuna (elders). They told us of their trips to Hawai'i and the beauty the aina (land). They described the sweeping views, mauka (mountain) and makai (sea), lush tropical vegetation and the warm, gentle climate. On our own first trip to the islands in 1969, we found all that and much more. We found even greater beauty in the people of Hawai'i. As the opportunities came to connect with them, their culture, mele (song) and hula (dance), we were led to discover the true meaning of Aloha.

Joe and Linda Bird purchased this house in 2004

Why Joe and Linda Bird chose North Shore

We chose the North Shore of Kaua'i because of its' great climate and its' access to the water. When we first came to Hawai'i, it was to coach Water Polo teams entered in tournaments on O'ahu. Years later the purpose was to participate in the Ironman Triathlon in Kona. We have swam, snorkeled, paddled, body surfed, lifeguarded, taught and coached swimmers of all ages for decades. For us, now, the North Shore of Kaua'i was the best possible spot for us to maintain our connection with the water.

We chose our home in the Hanalei Bay Villas because of the views (mountain, jungle and sea) and because of its' privacy and serenity. It has a Hawaiian sense of place. To preserve this place is our kuleana (responsibility). We truly enjoy sharing this makana (gift) of aloha with our guests. Many of them describe its' mystical qualities of the place, its' healing power, spiritual sense and meditative tranquility. It is definitely a place where one remain in the moment. And yet, be in the water within a short walk.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy being at home in Kaua'i. The simple routines of the day, like going to the market, are a pleasure, enhanced by the climate and the surrounding beauty. We also enjoy exploring everything else the Island has to offer. In September we had the opportunity to paddle the Napali Coast, with Kayaks Kaua'i out of Hanalei. The trip took all day, including the shuttle ride back from Polihale and was a great adventure. From one extreme to the other, for us it is all good!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't begin to tell you what an incredible experience it was to stay at

Haleakamanu. With the inclement weather, we got to spend some quality

relaxing time back at the house, reading all your books, playing with

gekos, watching the waterfall in the distance gush rainwater; it was

absolutely perfect. Once the sun peeked out we made great use of your

guidebooks and the recommendations of other guests. So helpful! With all

that pent up energy, we made the trek to Hanakapi'ai Falls. I'm an avid

hiker and this certainly ranks top five on my all time list. We also had an

incredible morning snorkel and lounge sesh at Kenomene with the beach all

to ourselves. We drove around the whole island one day in search of sun and

gentler waters and found many beautiful places, but truly understand why

you have chosen to call Princeville home. We're at a beautiful luxury

resort in Maui now, and have missed Haleakamanu every day ;) We felt like

it helped us understand what this amazing place is really all about; it

drew attention to the scenery, sounds and people that make Kauai so

Oct 2014
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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs in living area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to guest bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With adjacent bath
  • Master bedroom has its own lanai. Both bedrooms have treehouse views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Three tropical ceiling fans and forty-two Windows (over half w/ Louvers and screens to let in gentle breezes) to keep you cool.


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Enjoy the View - Listen to Nature - No Reservation Fees
average rating of 4.875 based on 26 reviews
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Great base for exploring Kauai

  • 5 of 5

One of the best things about this condo is the mountain and sea view from the balcony. We really enjoyed eating breakfast out there every morning, and star gazing at night. At the end of a row of condos, mostly surrounded by lush greenery, this standalone two-level condo is clean and spacious, with a well-equipped and recently renovated kitchen. It is well-located, right across the street from one of the top sunset viewing areas overlooking the ocean. Note that the condo complex is not located on the beach, but rather is close to a spot overlooking the water from high above. Closest beach access within walking distance (about 15 min) is Hideaways, near the St. Regis hotel (accessed by a steep, rocky, muddy path, just like many beaches in Kauai!). That being said, there are so many beaches to explore on the island and you'll need to go by car to most. All in all, I highly recommend this condo if you're looking to stay in Princeville-- it was just my husband and me, but it could easily accommodate two couples or a family.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My dear friend and I had not seen each other since she gave me a kidney over 5 years ago. We felt it was time to get together and wanted to quiet, nature filled spot to reconnect. This was perfect! The island is my favorite and the north end is as well. We found everything we needed in our "home away from home." We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners on the lanai with the ever changing view. Flowers, birds and butterflies all around in our spot in the tree canopy. We could have easily spent a month or more just to read the books about the islands, flora, fauna and history. The first night we watched the video of South Pacific. One can tell that the owners of this this place LOVE Hawaii, and care about those who stay here, as well as the environment and peoples of the island. So many personal details of beauty and comfort. This fit us perfectly and we could easily come back to THIS spot. Connecting with the owners was a delight as well, I am sure that if they lived next door, we would have had some enjoyable meals and conversations. As a wildlife photographer, this was beyond wonderful. Our time together was perfect, we were able to travel the short distances to trails, beaches, and destinations all around the island from this gorgeous spot. When we came back to the home, it was quiet, away from the crowds and noise so that we could hear the breeze in the trees and the birds singing.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty and the Bugs

  • 2 of 5

The view from this house is stunning, and the decor is very charming. Upon arrival this seemed like the perfect place for my wife and me to spend our honeymoon. However, on our second night we had some unexpected company, including two large cockroaches in the kitchen, an enormous spider in the living room, and several geckos. Aside from that, everything about the house is beautiful. We especially enjoyed listening to the CDs of Hawaiin music and hanging out on the lanai.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this review! It is no secret that Hawaii has Bugs, that needs to be clearly understood. Despite window screens and regular non-toxic spraying, some bugs will get inside the house (any house). This is the tropics. We are also glad that the client found our house "beautiful", "charming" and the view "stunning." Hanging out on the lanai and listening to Hawaiian music is one of our favorites things too.
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Pros, Cons, and Conclusion: Stay Here!!

  • 5 of 5

Pros: 1) It's in a beautiful part of the island.

2) The house has a great location: set back for more privacy with one side next to a rainforest and all those great bird sounds, and from the other side you can just make out the distant sound of ocean waves.

3) Sweet little park across the street with benches where people gather to watch the sunset.

4) Of all the rental homes we've stayed at, none have been this thoughtfully and generously stocked. We truly had the feeling that we were at a friend's home rather than at a commercial rental house.

5) The layout of the house worked very well and we enjoyed staying there during the rainy days.

6) The price is very reasonable.

Cons: 1) I didn't like the bathroom faucet fixtures even though they worked perfectly well.

2) Getting here from Florida takes a very long time.

Conclusion: Stay here if at all possible!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience!! Perfect location! Close to all the best beaches for snorkeling, swimming and surfing! The owners have kept the place immaculate and filled with all the perfect vacation amenities! From true Hawaiian music, family fun board games, boogie boards and all the cooking essentials! Can't wait to go back some day!! Henry we miss you:)

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location :)

  • 5 of 5

You know you're in a good spot when you acquire mysterious "friends" parking in the guest spots to watch the sunset across the street! But once you see it, you won't blame them. Walkable to Hideaway/Secret Beach and Queen's Bath. But sometimes it's difficult to get motivated for a hike when there's a perfect view off the lanai. Don't hold them to it, but since no one came in right after us, and we had a late flight, Joe and Linda accommodated a late check out, which was soooooo nice. Beach towels, coffee filters and basic condiments are provided, which was nice, as was having a washer/dryer. I'd love to be rebooking right now!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Walks, Botanical Gardens (Limahuli, Na Aina Kai, National Tropical), great Golf on the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, Makai and Prince Courses, Helicopter Tours (Princeville Airport), Hiking (Kalalau Trail/Na Pali Coast, Powerline Trail), Jogging, Kayaking (Hanalei River and Bay), Kite Surfing, Scuba Diving, Shopping (Princeville Center, Kilauea, Hanalei Town), Sight Seeing, Tennis (courts available to the public at Hanalei Bay Resort & Princeville Tennis Club) Whale Watching (in season), Wild Life Viewing (Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei River Valley), and Zip-Line adventure, Many other places to experience and activities to enjoy, await your discovery!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night

Stays shorter than four nights will be considered when calendar permits - contact owner.

Payment may be made by personal check or credit card through PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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