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Hanalei Bay Resort 1105 Stunning Emerald Mountain Views

Princeville, HI, USA
  • Studio450 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

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Welcome to Princeville on the stunning North Shore of Kauai. Studio unit steps from restaurant, pool and a short walk or shuttle to beach. Room is air-conditioned, about 450 sq. ft., has a kitchenette with all the necessities, queen bed with new mattress , brand new & very comfortable queen sofa bed, and lanai with gorgeous emerald mountain views, and most of the time the waterfalls are running, creating amazing waterfall views. If you need more room for additional guests, the hotel room unit next door is available too (VRBO #965227).

Hanalei Bay Resort is a 22-acre resort, and many units require a long walk or shuttle to the front door from the parking lot and an up to a 3-story stair climb, but this unit is on the ground floor, and the front door is literally steps away from the parking lot (I counted 10 steps), and there are no stairs to climb.

Guests are entitled to amenities of the resort, which include:

Golf cart shuttle to beach

World famous tennis courts

Tennis lessons available for beginners to pros, children and adults, from our tennis pro from the renowned Peter Burwash International organization

Gorgeous lava rock waterfall pool with swim-up bar and hot tub

Kid’s area at pool with sandy beach and shallow water

Beach towels at the pool desk

Beach chairs, matts, coolers, umbrellas, surfboards, snorkel gear and kayaks for rent at pool desk

Strollers, cribs, high chairs also available for rent

Free Mai Tais on Mondays at pool at 3:00

Fitness Room with bike, treadmill, elliptical and weights.

Outdoor barbecue cooking area with stove

Sunset viewing area with fire pit

Happy Talk Lounge (bar and restaurant) with live music every night from 6-9

Hospitality Room with lounge area, TV and kitchen for guests to use after checking out to wait for flight ($25)

Free Parking

Housekeeping service is available

Laundry Room nearby

The reopening of Bali Hai Restaurant is planned soon

There is an $21 a day resort fee that will be collected once you check out, and a $25 check in fee.


Steve Thomassin

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Steve Thomassin

I am a recently retired college professor living in Ventura, California. I am just completing a book entitled "A More Beautiful World" wherein I try to show the importance of living our lives by ethical guiding lights such as The Golden Rule, reverence for life, compassion, and supreme goods such as happiness, health, harmony, growth, truth, and freedom. I .believe in being a good and fair person and hope that others try to be the same.

Steve Thomassin purchased this Studio in 2016

Why Steve Thomassin chose Princeville

I have loved the island of Kauai since my first visit over 40 years ago. I had the pleasure of vacationing at Hanalei Bay Resort many times and found myself utterly captivated by the magnificent grounds and breathtaking views. It is a dream come true to now have my own place here. In all my travels throughout my life, nothing can match this ideal location. I look forward to sharing the beauty and wonder of this paradise with you. Its magic will hopefully touch your soul as it has for me--not just during your stay here, but long afterward in countless relived beautiful memories..

What makes this Studio unique

My units have breathtaking views of magical mountains that often come to life with streaming waterfalls. The expanse of green grass and tropical foliage leading up to those mountain views is just delightful. From a practical point of view, as great as Hanalei Bay Resort is, most units require climbing one or two flights of stairs since there are no elevators. Also, most units are quite a distance from the parking lot. Both conditions can pose difficulties for older guests or people with injuries. My units are ground floor and right by the parking lot. You have no stairs at all to worry about. This is particularly nice when dealing with luggage or groceries. My units are also conveniently located near the front desk, the amazing tropical pool, and the world-class tennis courts. In spite of these conveniences, your view here makes you feel as you have the tropical plants and emerald mountains all to yourself. And if the outside temperatures and humidity should ever become uncomfortable for you, my units are among the very few with wonderful air conditioning. Speaking of comfort, I just installed 55 inch ultra HD television sets into both units for your viewing pleasure when you are not outside enjoying all the sites. Full kitchenette for your convenience.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 murphy bed


        • 1 Bathroom


              • Budget
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    55 inch screen
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Water Sports Gear

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Hot Tub

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Massage


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

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely Stay

                                                                Melissa C.Los Angeles, Ca

                                                                The property is great. Perfect for us as a couple. Great spot on first floor, right next to pool. Loved our stay here. Thanks.

                                                                Great value, gorgeous view, super convenient location

                                                                Steven T.

                                                                I was confused when I just read the other bad reviews. The carpet was not dirty. There were plenty of towels and bedding, and we can go to the front desk, which was conveniently close by, and get more towels at anytime. The view from the lanai was stunning, it has rained the night before, so there were amazing gushing waterfalls on the mountains. Some people need to take off their sh*t-colored glasses and stop looking for things to complain about and look at what a beautiful place they are at. If you want luxury, go stay at the freakin St Regis. The location of the unit couldn't be better. The resort is huge and last time we had to walk pretty far from the parking lot to our unit and from our unit to the pool, but this unit is right next to the pool and parking lot, as well as the front desk and restaurant. The restaurant and bar are great! The pool was beautiful. I was happy with this unit and I will come back again.

                                                                Great location but not clean condo

                                                                AngieChicago, IL

                                                                Great location for the price- but I’d never stay here again even if free. When we entered the unit, one of the burners on the stove was on. The unit smelled as if someone had been smoking it in for years and someone tried to cover up the smell....this smell was on the sheets and towels too (not sure if from burner being left on or not but we smelled it our entire stay). The carpet was so stained and disgusting we were afraid to take our shoes off. Even after confirming a week before arrival that there would be sheets and towels for a family of 4, there were no sheets or blankets for the pull out. We contacted the resort front desk and the unit owner- both of which blamed the other. The owner asked that we do his job in resolving the issues rather than him resolving it for us....he simply complained to us about how much he pays in fees to the resort (As a side note, we own rental condos ourselves in Mexico so we know the other side of owning a rental unit). So, we spent the first day of our vacation resolving issues that the resort and owner should have resolved before we arrived. Lesson learned...when even just one review on this unit states the unit is dated and not clean, believe them and stay elsewhere.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We make sure the unit is stocked with sheets each time we visit, once a year. I communicated with this guest that we don't live on the island, but at last visit there were plenty of sheets, and if for some reason they were missing, a simple phone call to the front desk, and the housekeeping staff would bring some sheets right over, which is exactly what happened. As for the carpet, it is cleaned every 6 months since there are hundreds of people a year walking through this unit. It does get dirty, but we would never leave it uncleaned. It's sad, but we do get guests like this from time to time, who regardless of being on one of the most beautiful places on earth, will find something wrong. Nevertheless, we are willing to address their concerns in any way we could, as in this situation. All her problems were resolved immediately, except for the fact that it rained each day of their stay, which probably contributed to her discontent, but unfortunately we could not help with that and fortunately she could not blame us for that or she probably would.

                                                                The property looks just like pictures. It is a good value for the money.

                                                                T W.

                                                                The location is great!

                                                                Short walk to beautiful hot tub and pool, ice, laundry and bar. Little kitchen was great for small meals and leftovers.

                                                                View from patio of the mountains and falls.

                                                                Resort and staff are wonderful.

                                                                Overall great place to stay for great price!

                                                                Richard C.

                                                                Some improvement like new shower and beddingis needed but, over all very happy with our stay!

                                                                Ready to return!

                                                                Jeanne M.

                                                                This was a wonderful stay at a lovely property. The condo is small but great for any couple. It has everything you need and a very comfortable bed. Great location in the resort, near pool, lobby, walk to beach. Beautiful view! Waking up to that view every day was amazing! It was hard to leave and we will surely return.


                                                                Princeville, HI, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                There's an $18 daily ($20 starting Feb 1) resort fee that will be collected upon checkout. You must provide a credit card when checking in and there is a $25 check-in fee. No smoking or pets.

                                                                15 Reviews
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