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Cute, updated studio, with kitchenette and new carpet.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Kitchenette, Sleeps 4

Our studio condo has a large living/sleeping area, a "kitchenette" (Note: no microwave/toaster oven/hot plate per newly enforced county ordinance--applicable resort wide) bathroom with granite counter top and slate flooring, tub/shower combo, and wood storage cabinets below the sink. It has beautiful mountain views from the private lanai. Very conveniently located within the resort...close to the beach path, both pools and the tennis courts! Pool cabana with grills and full kitchen by the pool, just below the lanai. A cabana with coin-operated laundry facilities and a large ice machine are just across the sidewalk from the front door.

Amenities include:

* air conditioning

* coffee make

* pots/pans/dishes/utensils for cooking down at the cabana

* blender--for frothy tropical drinks

* small refrigerator/freezer

* cooler for the beach

* flat screen 32' LCD TV

* Sealy Posturpedic California king mattress featuring contouring memory foam

* double/full sleeper sofa

* private lanai

* slate and carpet flooring

* large chest of drawers for storage

* hair dryer/curling iron

* iron & ironing board (behind dresser)

* glass shower/tub doors (no clingy shower curtains)

* clock radio with USB port in back

* 2 beach chairs

And under the bed:

* collapsible cooler

*2 Tennis rackets/balls

*2 boogie boards

The location is very, very convenient within the resort (in the Hala building). It is right by the tennis counts and the beach path. It is also right between the two pools and close to each. The round pool below the lanai has a cabana with propane BBQ grills, tables and a kitchen available for your use. It is really nice to grill while the kids swim, with a quick walk back to the condo when you are done. Just beyond the condo's front walkway is a green lawn by the tennis courts which is a great place to have a picnic and watch the sun set. Also close to the front walkway is a place to rinse off after the beach, a large ice machine (great for coolers) and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Additional resort amenities include:

* complimentary golf cart service: Golf carts can take you to/from your car, condo, beach, etc.

* 2010 Fodor's Choice award-winning, main swimming pool

* 10 person hot tub with a large waterfall

* sandy beach entry into the pool and shallow area for the little ones

* waterfalls in the pool with a small cave behind one of them

* resort towel service: trade your wet resort towels for dry ones

* propane BBQ grills

* free parking

* 24 hour front desk

* water sport rentals (surf boards, additional snorkel gear, etc.)

* 8 tennis courts

* tennis pro shop

* tennis equipment rental

* beach access to Puu Poa beach (shared with the St. Regis next door)

* close proximity to world renowned Princeville golf courses with discounted rates!!!

*Mai Tai Mondays!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to answer them. I hope you enjoy our condo as much as we do!

There is also a daily resort of $20 which includes resort-wide wi-fi, parking, pool towels, and more!

Hawaii Tax License #TA-090-830-2336-01


More Details

Rachel Penn
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Rachel Penn

We are five close friends (Scott, Rachel, Sean, Lisa & Darcy) who all live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We all LOVE Kauai, and we fell in love with the Hanalei Bay Resort in particular. So when a condo came up for sale, we took the chance, and bought into paradise. There you have it...we hope you will consider sharing our new home away from home with us. Rachel and Lisa will help you with all of your booking needs. Mahalo!

Rachel Penn purchased this studio in 2014

Why Rachel Penn chose Princeville

Oh my...why indeed. The most beautiful resort in the most beautiful town, on the most beautiful island (in our humble opinion) in Hawaii...that's why.

What makes this studio unique

The well landscaped pool and grounds at this resort are spectacular. The short walk (or chauffeured golf cart ride) to a beautiful beach, tennis and golf in close proximity, and the breathtaking sunsets from the fire pit area conspire to make this a truly memorable place to stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My name is Lisa, and I am one of the new co-owners. My husband and I recently stayed in the #5208 studio for nine nights. This was our first stay in this unit. Another couple was renting the other one bedroom side.

My first impression was that the room is a nice size and I liked the layout. I found that the four large drawers in the dresser were more than adequate accommodations for our clothing. The hooks outside the bathroom were a nice place to hang worn clothing that didn’t need to be laundered yet. We used the shower doors for hanging our wet swim suits. I stored our suitcases, one inside the other, beside the couch next to the sliding glass door. They were out of the way, and added another surface on which to rest a drink.

The bathroom itself is really roomy and nicely done with lots of storage, and cute tiles. There were plenty of towels and wash cloths, and some basic supplies (rubbing alcohol, peroxide) in the medicine chest. The water pressure could be better, but it wasn’t a huge issue.

My husband and I both enjoy cooking and we cooked all but one of our breakfasts and most of our dinners in the studio. The kitchenette, while small, had everything we needed. We felt there was plenty of room to store our groceries on the shelves with the dishes, and in the fridge. There were some staples like salt and pepper, and plastic wrap. We grilled our dinner in the outdoor cabana and used the toaster oven and hot plate for making side dishes. It was nice sitting out on the private lanai to eat our dinner.

Hanalei Bay Resort uses golf carts to get people, their groceries, and luggage to and from condos. Some of the carts are gas powered and a little noisy, but it is so nice not to have to make several trips to and from the car when checking in and out. The cart paths run throughout the resort and are especially convenient for a pick up at the beach after a long day in the sun and swimming in the ocean.

We were concerned about hearing noise from the one bedroom condo next door, but the only time we heard the couple staying there was when they first arrived with all of their luggage and groceries. One of the things I think both sides learn quickly is not to talk too loudly in the “hall zone”—where the lock off doors are, as sound can carry, and we both wanted our privacy. I have experienced this in the other condos I have stayed in at HBR, as well at the Marriott, so the same rules of consideration apply.

I hope this helps!
Apr 2015
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Princeville Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , glass shower/tub doors
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 king
  • California king Bed with Memory foam top & a full sized pull-out sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cute, updated studio, with kitchenette and new carpet.
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 49 reviews

Hanalei Stay

  • 5 of 5

Hanalei Bay is probably the most beautiful place I've ever been in my life. The resort is beautiful, and we very much enjoyed the condo. It was close to everything, the pool, the beach Trail, restaurant, and laundry. We would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This " lockout" was not updated or cleaned very well.

  • 3 of 5

We did not know there were beach chairs until the end. ( they were under the bed)There were no notes from the owner, as to what was available for us. The location and resort itself were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and had a fantastic experience at this resort. The owner Rachel gave great instructions and answered us right away if we had any questions. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. The bed was really comfortable too! The condo was in a great spot close to tennis courts, pools, grills, hot tub, bar, and beach! We wished we could've stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped unit in a Convenient location

  • 4 of 5

The unit was neat and tidy and well-equipped. We were travelling with kids and it had everything we needed. The location was excellent and the resort is fantastic. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location! We loved our room and all of the resort amenities!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to discover a beautiful land.

  • 5 of 5

Pools are great and staff very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Lihue International Airport
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

The resort charges a $20.00 per day fee, payable to the resort upon check-in.

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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