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Teresa C. says
Wonderful return to this same spot after getting married 10 years ago!
Janice was great to work with and always very responsive to any questions or issues!
We always strive to make every guest’s experience comfortable and renewing in our unit since Kauai has the landscape taken care of!
A True Gem
This was a perfect view. Breathtaking views of Hanalei and the surrounding mountains. I’ve been a lot of places and I can think of very few balconies with a more stunning setting. I think they under-sell it.
Unit was very clean. We really appreciated the access to the pool and tennis courts, along with the cool walk down to the near private beach.
The owner is very responsive and easy to work with.
Can’t wait to go again.
Mahalo, Matt, for your kind words regarding our unit, the resort and of course, your appreciation for the beauty of Kauai’s north shore! I agree that the view from our lanai is an ever changing landscape that cannot be properly described until you witness it yourself. Waking up to the possibility of double rainbows across the bay just cannot be a better way to start the day. We will be awaiting your next visit back to paradise with open arms! Janice
sharon o. says
Loved the unit!
It rained nearly the entire time we were there which is just a case of bad luck. We really loved the unit though. There were a few quirks that were being fixed while we were there but that didn’t bother us. They were right on it and very polite about everything. My only real complaint was that one of the bedrooms which could be its own unit had a difficult time staying closed. The door kept opening back up but it wasn’t a big deal. The walls are pretty thin there but we just turned on a sounds machine of white noise and all was well.
The resort is really beautiful and well maintained. Check in was a breeze and once we figured out the layout it was easy to get around. The beach was also the best beach we’ve ever been to especially for kids. Trees for shade, a creek and calm water. If we go to princeville again I would definitely stay here in a heartbeat.
Statia S. says
Everything was perfect except for checkin. It took 15 minutes because the front desk didn’t have the reservation. It’s a good thing we had an email confirmation and our paperwork. Otherwise, the condo was absolutely perfect. And the owner even let us borrow a high chair and pack n play. This is the most beautiful area on Kauai and the resort has a wonderful pool for kids! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Thank you for your honest review of our unit and the resort. Not sure how the front desk could not pull up your reservation immediately on check in, but glad everything was resolved. My apologies for the 15 minute inconvenience after such a long flight to get to “paradise”! I totally agree that Kauai’s north shore IS the most beautiful area on island and we are so happy that you found the unit to meet if not exceed your standards. Until next time, Mahalo! Janice
Paul W. says
Gorgeous spot. Clean and we had everything we needed. Views and proximity were terrific.
We used the pool, tennis courts, and beach. The golf cart staff were very helpful transporting luggage to the unit. We didn’t make it into the restaurant or pool bars because were out and about so much, and because we cooked in for come meals. Great family spot- we really enjoyed it!
Matthew P. says
Amazing View from Amazing Condo
We recently stayed in this three room condo unit (430123) and it was extremely comfortable, well stocked, and had the most amazing view of Hanalei Bay and the Napali mountains. The unit was very tastefully decorated and all the furniture and beds were very comfortable. Each unit had their own spectacular view so everyone could wake up at their own pace and enjoy the view without disturbing anyone else. The condo was well stocked in the kitchen, as well as having beach chairs, umbrellas, tennis rackets, coolers, snorkel equipment (no fins however, so bring your own), etc. The unit location was just perfect and had one of the, if not the, best views of any of condo in the complex. The complex had a great pool, swim up bar, hot tub, tennis courts everywhere, and a restaurant. The golf cart shuttle service to and from parking lot/beach/front desk was ideal for the older people in our party.
This really is prime real estate with an amazing view that you will never tire of. Next time we’re in Kauai, we’ll be coming back. Excellent place to vacation.
Mahalo! Our views are what sold us in purchasing our units so I am so very happy they are appreciated. The north shore of Kauai has a plethora of just outstanding views that are ever changing depending on the time of day. We strive to maintain an excellent accommodation experience for our guests and always are so grateful for guests comments post stay. Until next time…
joanna s. says
We really loved our time at Janice's Condo
The condo was fantastic. Super clean and spacious. Reserving and corresponding with Janice was very easy. Location was beautiful. The beach view was by far my favorite of all the places we stayed during our 2 weeks in Hawaii. We had a few self imposed silly hiccups that Michelle helped us fix quickly. The resort crew was also great.
The beach was about a 10 minute walk down a path. But the resort has a golf cart that they will come and drive you to or from the beach. They always arrived timely.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the restaurant at the resort. The food was just okay and it was pricey even for Hawaii.
Aloha! Accommodations are equally important along with the destination so I am happy to hear that you were extremely comfortable in our Kauai home. Our on island manager, Michelle, is very speedy to respond to any guests needs and resides a mere 5 minutes from the resort. Unfortunately, the restaurant operator is independent from the resort management, therefore, there is not much we can do regarding their options or pricing except to express your comments to them directly. We will do so in hopes of remedying these concerns for our guests. They do make a delicious pina colada and some signature drinks! Until next time…Janice
Comfortable condo with beautiful views
Thank you for allowing our family to stay at the spacious and comfortable upper floor condo unit. It had all the supplies and equipment we needed. We walked down to the beach daily and enjoyed the sweeping views of Hanalei Bay.
Roxie O. says
Great views from a place that has just about everything!
First off the views from our lanais are wonderful. This condo is a great place to spend your time when on Kauai.
The positive things we’d like to mention to other renters:
-well supplied with things you’ll need
-views are wonderful
-beds are comfy
-there’s space for everyone to have their alone time
A few things we think might need improving or worth mentioning:
-that maser bedroom door has to be changed…the couple in that room had no privacy and could hear every little sound. It works great when that condo is rented as a single, but not for others.
-the parking literally can be non existent…they took up huge numbers for trucks from carpet laying companies… get there early or don’t get a space for the night and remember you pay a parking fee every day.
-the restaurant was closed for remodeling and probably should be mentioned to the renters.
-now this one is just me…the showers were not hot enough for us. It was OK but for those who like a HOT shower it was not hot enough.
Don’t get me wrong we loved this place but I think it’s worth mentioning things you should be aware of before arriving. We’d stay here again anytime.
Thanks Janice for offering your place to us…it was a pleasure to spend our first time in Hawaii at your wonderful place.
Matthew H. says
We are a large family with our kids and grand-kids. This place was perfect for us. The views from every room are breathtaking. The unit itself was very clean and well stocked and the owner was wonderful to deal with. The resort is beautiful and it is so nice to have a awesome pool and a private beach just a 5 minute walk away. This was our 9th trip to Hawaii and this is by far our favorite place we have stayed.
Barry L. says
Fantastic view, extremely well equipped with lots of resort facilities for adults and kids.
Condo is very nicely furnished and has lots of beach/snorkeling gear in good condition.
Kristi B. says
Our group of 12 including 6 teenagers and 6 adults had an amazing stay at this lovely condo resort. The ocean views were breathtaking and we loved sitting on the lovely patio drinking our coffee and watching the birds. Considering how large the property is, it was very quiet and peaceful, but the bar was always hopping if you wanted a little music and food. I loved the proximity to the beach and the Princeville hotel. The condo is very well equipped with everything you need to enjoy the beach, guide books, games and cooking essentials. Janice is super helpful and responsive. I would love to stay here again.
My only suggestions would be to get rid of the louvered door to the master in 4302. Privacy was an issue and you could hear everything going on in the kitchen and living room which made it difficult to sleep with night-owls and early risers.
The pool is very nice to hang out by but it was very cold which was a bummer. But all minor issues considering what an amazing property this is.
Recent reviews from our guests are always appreciated by us AND any prospective renters! Our unit and the resort offers up a little of everything as mentioned: enough quiet and peaceful time for reflection as well as opportunities to celebrate milestones and just time away from home! We always welcome any comments on how to maintain and increase the enjoyment of our accommodations and take seriously our guests recommendations. We look forward to hearing from you again with our 10% discount for all returning guests! Mahalo! Janice
Harriet B. says
Great stay for a family of 10!!
This unit worked out perfectly for our family party of 10. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and yet find corners to hide. The unit is well appointed with everything we needed to produce a full Thanksgiving dinner. (Only purchased a tinfoil pan for 14 lbs turkey). Comfortable beds all around and nice location within the resort.
Anne B. says
Beautiful space and location!
Nice resort property with view, pool and tennis courts. We rented three spacious adjoining condo “rooms” -- perfect for our group of six. Each one had needed independence with wonderful shared space. The owner clearly thought about what would be needed for all guests. Check in was easy and resort support spot on. Thank-you Janice for making our stay so perfect and comfortable. Princeville with nearby grocery stores, restaurants, beaches and activities provided the variety needed by our group -- I highly recommend this area, resort and condo.
Mahalo for posting your thoughts on your recent stay with us for other guests to review! We try hard to anticipate guests needs for their memorable Kauai vacation. Hope you will think of us again whenever Kauai calls upon you in the future!
Gayle H. says
Paradise Every Second
This beautiful unit (4301-4303) provided us everything that we needed for our week on Kauai. We called this unit the ‘headquarters’. Our daughter was married during the week here, and this unit with its amenities and views kept the ‘planning party’ happy, relaxed and ready to go.
Thank you Janice and your on island team for providing this spot of paradise that was far beyond the photos.
Aleisha G. says
Beautiful Condo and can't beat the view
This was our second time staying in the unit. The condo is just perfect for a family and a visit to the north side of Kauai. Janice is very easy to book with. Answers any questions promptly and provides plenty to information about the resort and area. So any questions that you don’t know to ask get answered !! The condo is very comfortable and stocked with anything needed for our stay. The resort has added a swim up bar!! Loved it.
Celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary!
We had a wonderful time at HBR #4302! The condo is very spacious & comfortable. The view on the lanai is beautiful. We had coffee on the lanai each morning overlooking Hanalei Bay!
Happy Talk Lounge has delicious food & is so convenient in case you don’t feel like cooking. We have recommended your property to our friends!
Mahalo Janice, for allowing us to stay & celebrate our anniversary in such a special place!!! ???? ????
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on our Kauai “sanctuary”! Such milestones need to be celebrated in memorable places and we are so happy you chose our unit to do so! We hope to hear from you again for future anniversaries!! Mahalo!
The Perfect Stay!
Like the other reviewers have mentioned, Janice’s property is simply breathtaking and the pictures do not do it justice. We had 6 adults and a toddler in the 3 BD + Loft Condo and we had plenty of space. Everything was very clean and the property itself is lush with beautiful flowers. The kitchen was fully stocked with spices and appliances. More than you would ever need. The beautiful welcome basket was greatly appreciated! We will undoubtedly be back. Thanks for the amazing stay!
Aloha! We look forward to your return sometime in the near future whenever Kauai calls upon you again. Our home is your home for a tropical getaway, sanctuary or adventure destination. We give a 10% discount to all returning guests so hopefully we will hear from you soon!
Brenda K. says
Beautiful location and well maintained.
My wife and I, along with two other couples stayed in the three adjoining condos overlooking Hanalei Bay. The accommodations were excellent. There were comfortable beds and furniture. The center unit had a great kitchen with all new appliances and all the tools and gadgets you could ever need. There were lots of beach chairs, mats, boards, tennis racquets, etc. for use on the grounds and in the ocean.
The staff on site were very good and helpful. Shuttle services to the beach and between rooms and restaurants were fast and efficient.
We enjoyed the pool area and loved the beach. There is rather good snorkeling just off the beach. We went once and saw 2 turtles (up close), a small sea snake, an octopus, and many, many fish.
The property was very well maintained, clean, and beautiful.
The pool area was nice, clean, and had a swim-up bar service that we enjoyed (great Mudslides).
We happened to hit a bad time for weather, but still had an excellent time on the property.
It is hard to compete with the beauty and magic of Kauai’s north shore but we try to maintain a clean and comfortable accommodation for all our guests to experience the most memorable Hawaiian escape. Thank you for taking the time to allow other prospective guests to read your honest opinion of our unit during your recent stay. We hope to hear from you again whenever Kauai calls upon you in the future. Mahalo!
Barbette R. says
Great unit with amazing view!
We rented 4302 & 4303 & couldn’t have been happier. The unit was well equipped with an updated kitchen & spacious couch to accommodate our whole family. The best part of the unit had to be the amazing view of Hanalei Bay off the lanai. Was the perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. We would definitely recommend this unit & this resort. Great little beach just a 5 minute walk down the beach path too!
Krissy M. says
This was the perfect place for our family of 10. The condo was amazing, really clean and very comfortable. The views were out of this world, we woke up to rainbows every morning on the lani. Janice had an amazing welcome basket with fruit, coffee and chocolate, it was super sweet! The resort was great, with an amazing pool and sand bottom hot tub with water falls! There are places to sit and relax throughout the resort. The staff was amazing, I really couldn’t ask for more! The resort has everything you can ask for, I really didn’t want to leave the resort at all. I would definitely come back and stay in this condo!
Thank you Janice for opening you wonderful peace of paradise to us!!!
So glad you had a wonderful time on Kauai’s majestic north shore! We strive to meet if not exceed every guests standards with our accommodations while you enjoy the wonders of Kauai’s ever changing landscape. Our hope is that you will consider our unit an “island retreat” for whenever Kauai calls upon you.
Kenneth W. says
Our family of 12, children and grandchildren, stayed in this three bedroom suite in July, 2017. It is exactly as the pictures and descriptions show. The furnishings, kitchen appliances, bedding, and towels are luxurious. We were so comfortable. There were even boogie boards and beach toys provided. As nice as the living space was, the view was amazing. We spent so much time on the decks watching the changing views of the bay and mountains, from sun to clouds to rainbows to sunsets. Every time we looked it seemed to be different and more beautiful. This suite must have the best views in the resort. And the resort itself is beautiful, from the pool-hot tub area, to the registration desk, to the tennis courts, to the Happy Talk restaurant, and to the sitting fire pit areas for viewing the sunsets. Our family loved the swim up bar and the extremely friendly bartender. Hanalei Bay beach is also beautiful and the short walk to the beach is equally beautiful. My husband and I, being the Grandparents of our family, especially appreciated the golf cart rides from place to place. Just call and they were right there. Everyone was so friendly. And I can’t say BEAUTIFUL enough.
Thank you for taking the time to post your honest comments following your recent stay in our unit 430123. My husband and I bought this unit back in 2003 for these exact reasons: the ever-changing landscape view from our lanai, the well kept and loved grounds of the resort, and the layout of our unit which allows privacy or companionship with your loved ones or friends. The recent addition of the swim up pool bar, “Ukulele”, has added so much enjoyment to our award winning lagoon style pool/spa with its signature drinks! Glad to hear that you took the mere steps from our building to enjoy the memorable sunset views at the resort fire pit knoll that is such a traditional evening event with other guests. Kauai never disappoints with all of its majestic beauty!
Stunning View Condo
We were three couples traveling to Princeville to attend a friend’s wedding at the St. Regis hotel. We wanted to stay in the same lodging and we couldn’t have found a better place to accommodate us. This third floor unit had three separate bedrooms providing each couple with ample privacy and a large common dining and living area so we never felt crowded. The kitchen was well stocked and we were greeted with a welcome basket of goodies containing fruits, coffee etc. That came in very handy throughout our stay.
The unimpeded view from each bedroom and the main living area was absolutely stunning. We ate breakfast and had happy hour on the veranda every day just to enjoy the incredible views. I can’t say enough about that view! We all loved the view and felt that it was a big differentiator for this unit. You really felt like you were in Hawaii the entire time you were in the condo.
We were pleasantly surprised by the proximity to the St. Regis hotel. There is a path that leads directly out of the unit down to the St. Regis hotel and Hanalei Bay. As a result, it was extremely easy to take advantage of the beautiful beach. The unit’s location within Princeville was another major reason we all enjoyed staying here.
Administratively, Janice was a dream to do business with. I’ve rented through VRBO several times and Janice’s paperwork and process was one of the easiest. Do note that there is no elevator to get you to the third floor. As long as everyone in your group is ambulatory this shouldn’t be an issue. And the stairway to get to the third floor equals 1 1/2 flights, not three due to the way the unit is built down the hill.
We all agreed that we would return to this lovely unit should we return to Princeville!
My husband and I purchased this unit over 15 years ago for just these reasons: the view that is ever changing reflecting a true Hawaiian authentic get away! I am always so thankful for our guests appreciation of this picturesque canvas! Privacy and individual space is so important, but so is quality time to make more memories with those you love and our unit allows both with each bedroom space but large enough dining, living room, and most importantly, lanai space to do so! Hope you will think of us again whenever Kauai calls upon you again!! Mahalo!
Lisa B. says
Paradise found! What a gem!
Look no further! The beauty of Kauai is only surpassed by the elegance of this unit. Janice must be an interior designer b/c this home is so tastefully decorated with such amazing attention to detail. Every need was anticipated down to a bountiful gift basket (coffee, wine, pineapple, papaya, chocolates and more) Ziploc bags, spices, movies, novels, guidebooks, chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, floats…I can’t even name it all! The loft was wonderful for our kids to have their own space. There are high end furnishings, a chef’s kitchen, grills on property, an ice machine down the steps, washer/dryer and a great big fridge…the list goes on and on. We stayed in the middle unit and were treated to the most beautiful Hanalei Bay vistas: the ocean, mountain, waterfall and sunset views from the expansive balcony were breathtaking. I literally couldn’t tear my eyes away. We didn’t have the best weather during our week and barely even noticed because the view was stunning every hour of the day, in every type of weather. If I never left the balcony it would have been the vacation of a lifetime!! We bought fresh fish and grilled one night which was fun and easy due to the ample kitchen set up. The tropical pool is stunning as well, with a hot tub and and more unbeatable views. There is even a swim-up bar! Don’t miss the manager’s rum punch party on Mondays! I honestly can’t say enough good things. We look forward to coming back as soon as time allows. Can’t imagine staying anywhere else now, we are spoiled!! We have been lucky enough to stay at the Westin, Sheraton, St. Regis and Grand Hyatt on Kauai through the years and this is by FAR our favorite. You have created a little piece of paradise for all your guests, Janice. Thank you for an unforgettable getaway (and for graciously mailing back my forgotten flip-flops!!) The memories and views will last a lifetime (or at least until our next visit!!)
Perfect Family Units
I recently used the entire Top Floor Unit 430123 for my family of 9 people including my husband and myself and my 2 daughters, their husbands and their 3 children to celebrate my “big” birthday. It was a delightful place to stay with fabulous views overlooking Hanalei Bay. The decor was lovely and the kitchen was amazingly outfitted with everything one could want. Janice was very responsive to any of my questions and needs. This was the first time I had ever used Home Away or VRBO. I was used to booking hotel rooms, but with so many people the price of the rooms I would have needed became prohibitive and the extra space afforded us with this rental was the perfect solution. The only drawback was that two of my young grandchildren slept in the loft and the adults felt as though they had to be very quiet in the living room after those kids went to bed. This situation could have been alleviated had my daughter and son-in-law slept in the loft giving up the bedroom to their children but they chose not to do that. At any rate, we still enjoyed the unit so much and would return in a heartbeat should our future plans take in Kauai.
Hanalei Bay Resort is in a picture perfect location. I could go on and on but I’d just be repeating previous reviews.
You can’t go wrong with this condo!
The perfect place to stay!
The first time we came to Kauai, our whole extended family stayed in all the adjoining units. It was perfect for a large group. Plenty of room for everyone. We had such a great time and loved our accommodations so much we returned for Spring Break with just our family, my husband and I and our two sons. We rented the main unit only, which worked out great. My husband and I had the master suite and the boys slept in the loft. We loved our trip once again and especially the condo we stayed in. The owner is wonderful along with the on sight manager. They’re both great to work with. The condo is nicely decorated with a well stocked kitchen so having meals at home was easy. A big plus when you have kids. They have great equipment for the beach; chairs, boogie boards, and coolers. The condo is centrally located at the resort with a great view of Hanalei Bay. The new restaurant on the property makes eating out easy. The restaurant also has fun live music almost every night. If you play tennis you’ll enjoy several well maintained courts including a few grass courts to play on. We played tennis in the mornings and had a blast. This has become one of our favorite vacation spots. Out of all the islands in Hawaii , we love Kauai the most. We’ll be back and we can’t imagine staying anywhere else.
I am thrilled that you consider our unit a “home away from home” on the spectacular north shore of Kauai! With all of the new remodeling and additions to the resort, guests can enjoy Kauai in all of its beauty including the ever changing landscape with rainbows across the bay during morning coffee on our lanai to premium Mai Tai’s at The Happy Talk Lounge during surreal sunsets! We look forward to hosting you and your family/friends for years to come! Mahalo and until next time….
Matt M. says
Would move in if I could
This is our maybe 5 or 6th trip to Kauai and we’ve stayed at the Westin condos before up north. Previously we’ve stayed at the Koa Kea or the Marriott in Lihue on points. This was our first experience with Janice and Hanalei Bay. We were there in March and there was still no on-site restaurant which was NOT a deal killer for us. One of the spas was down for maintenance but that’s ok they had another one. There were several unsupervised children in it, which was annoying but after a handful of grownups took over the space they moved off. Those are the only minor VERY MINOR quibbles. The staff at the HBR all seemed really nice but we only interacted with them at check in and check out. The condo itself, we got 4302 from Janice, which I highly recommend, had views exactly as pictured. It was a stormy winter so we were treated to the sound of ocean waves, which I was not expecting. ???? I love to sleep to ocean waves. It is a 5 minute walk to a very private beach shared with Princeville. It’s down the hill and you can call for a ride there and/or back. The condo was supplied with chairs, coolers, boogie boards, snorkeling, etc. The kitchen was outfitted with everything you need. We ended up eating several meals in the condo. The room key has a locals discount card at the local Foodland which saved us a lot of money on especially wine. A big thank you to the folks before us who left the Chardonnay in the fridge. We tried to pay it forward as well. Stop by the condo and see what’s left before you stock up on supplies. We went to the farmer’s market in Lihue on Saturday, which I highly recommend, and checked in and were happy to find that a lot of what we needed to prepare food was already there. i.e. olive oil, coffee bean grinder, salt and pepper, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, etc. The rice maker took some doing to figure out but we got it ok. They have everything you might need to make anything. Even a Silpat and a lot of baking items. There’s even a rack to hang clothes to dry on, which was appreciated. We only booked the middle condo unit. I’m not sure if anyone was to our left but there was one couple to our right and the only reason we knew this was because we saw them having breakfast on their patio in the morning. We could not hear anything from their room. We used the TV/stereo system to plug in our iPad to play music and had to turn the volume up really high to make it work if anyone has a similar issue. We did not use the TV/Stereo otherwise. The Wifi, w
Bill B. says
What a glorious view !
Just Imagine breakfast EVERY morning, rain or shine with the view of a dream !
We stayed in 4302 for 10 days. That’s the central unit of the top three
We were greated by the same birds everyday and loved hearing the different sounds that amuzed us. The pictures don’t lie ! It’s Amazing !
What a great unit to come home to every day.
The time we spent on the lanai was so relaxing and breathtaking at the same time !
This unit has absolutely everything you need !
The best kitchen and cookware, well Cared for by the management team.
Can’t tell you how convenient and quiet the washing machine was !
Janice the owner is hands down the best owner we’ve ever rented from !
Michelle who manages the unit was amazing to work with also !
We had a cracked coffe pot and on a weekend she delivered Another one to us before we even realized it was there !
Mahalo Nui Loa to you both !
Couldn’t be happier with our stay !
Hanalei Bay is so incredibly well maintained, the grounds are gorgeous !
The staff all through the resort was 5 Star !
My wife and I loved it !
They are continuing work on the restaurant and bar and have hired a firm to set up staff for them both. It will be amazing when they get done.
We can’t wait to go back !
This side of the Island is so dense and lush !
So much to explore and experience !
Kauai is a must experiance destination !
It is such a joy to share the magic of Kauai’s unbelievable north shore with appreciative travelers! From the double rainbows over the bay viewed from our lanai, to the ever changing landscape of Hanalei Bay, the view promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. So many recent additions to Hanalei Bay Resort, including a total lobby remodel, enhances our guests stay.
Kacey R. says
Absolutely Loved This Place!
We rented this unit for the week of our wedding. It was perfect for everyone. The view is absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed mornings out on the lanai drinking our coffee and watching all of the amazing wildlife. The owner has thought of everything. The kitchen was stocked with everyday things you may need to cook with and was great for entertaining. There were boogie boards,beach chairs, coolers and tennis rackets. The couch area just outside the unit was a great place for everyone to gather and watch the sunset. All of the beds were very comfortable and it was nice to have air-conditioning for those hot days. All the special touches such as coffee and some local treats were a nice touch. The owner was very easy to work with and the property manager was very helpful with getting packages to us. We stayed here our first 9 days and then rented a place on the southend of the island for 9 days.
We liked the place so much we came back up and spent 2 more nights.
The location is close to everything.
After traveling around the island we discovered that Hanalie Bay Resort has the best pool. Beautifully landscaped and quiet.
The restaurant was under construction when we were there. It looks like its going to be a first class addition to the property.
Thank you for everything and we look forward to coming back for our 1 year anniversary.
It is always so rewarding to hear reviews like this when our guests feel right at home,not only in our unit but at the resort, and especially for monumental occasions! It is a real testament to Kauai’s north shore that you just had to re-visit again from the south shore before departing! We will look forward to hearing from you again in the near future and your “island home” will be awaiting you!
Lindsay S. says
There are not enough words to describe how much my family and I enjoyed our time here. I was getting married at HBR and since my family was flying all the way from the East Coast to see it, I wanted to make sure they thought it was worth it! The views from the balcony are unbelievable. We saw rainbows, boats, surfers, countless waterfalls. You cannot get them anywhere else. The condo provides ample seating to enjoy it and that’s probably where we spent the majority of the time.
We loved that there were three separate units as there were three separate family units. We could have our privacy, but also come together just as easy. The kitchen is huge, with ample supplies to make large families comfortable. The space in the living room is gorgeous. The furniture is so comfortable and inviting-- pretty sure my brother ended up sleeping on the couch every night we were there.
You can tell that the owner does everything she can do share HBR, Kauai and her home with visitors. There were toys, beach chairs, games, movies-- everything you could want. They even left out a crib and high chair for my niece at no extra cost. Right down to the bench out front to take your shoes off and the basket to place them in.
The condo itself was situated in a very lovely part of the resort. While it can be a bit of a walk to the parking lot, it’s a relatively flat walk and not too much for my mom who just had hip surgery a few months ago. The fire pit is right out the front door-- which was wonderful at night!, ice and soda are right downstairs as well. You have laundry right in your unit and I’m not ashamed to admit that the machines are better than what we have at home. And you’re steps to the pool, but far enough away that it’s not too loud during the day.
The only two suggestions I would say to make this place better would be as follows: 1.) the fridge in 4301 is starting to die, it kept our bottles of water cool, but not cold. Could be a problem if you don’t have access to the main fridge. and 2.) there should be a light on the balcony. When it got dark out there, it really got dark!
Overall, this vacation was perfect. Even after staying at the Grand Hyatt, the overwhelming majority of us said they thought this condo and HBR was better. It’s a low key, relaxing and welcoming environment. Everyone at the resort, including guests, were so happy to be there and happy to talk to you. It truly was paradise. Thanks for sharing, Janice!
I am so very pleased that you were so comfortable not only in our unit 430123, but at the resort as well! There is a lot of pride from the staff to ensure each and every guest is treated with the ultimate “Aloha” spirit. We continually strive to make sure we maintain an ideal accommodation for our guests and to enhance a perfect north shore experience. We look forward to hearing from you again whenever Kauai calls upon you in the future! Mahalo!
The best condo at HBR, in our opinion
We have rented other units at Hanalei Bay Resort and this unit has been our favorite by far. At HBR, you can rent a resort-owned unit or a privately-owned unit, like this one. Stick with a privately-owned unit. The resort-owed units are very dated overall. You need only stand on the balcony and it’s easy to spot the resorted-owned units: they have the tired and uncomfortable looking patio furniture. On our many stays at HBR, we’ve poked our head into other units, always thinking about next year. We’ve even asked management and the bellmen which units are the best. They universally said that this condo is one of the best.
My husband and I and our two daughters (ages 11 and 13) and my mom rented two of the three adjoining units for ten nights. This is the perfect setup if you are traveling with grandparents or another couple.
Why we love this unit:
*Top floor, thus you get the high ceilings, which makes it feel so open and large.
*The loft has two queen beds, which most of the loft units at HBR don’t have. The two queens gives you more flexibility with sleeping arrangements. If your kids bring friends -- it’s perfect.
*Beautifully decorated. This unit has been totally updated and the owner Janice has great taste. So smart of her to put a giant mirror along one of the living room walls -- makes the room feel huge, and you get that incredible ocean view from anywhere you stand in the living room/dining area and kitchen.
*View -- Being on the third floor, you get an amazing view of Hanalei Bay. My favorite part of our stay: coffee on the balcony watching the sun come up.
*Unit is fully stocked. We love to cook and cook most of our meals when in Kauai. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. Most nights we would grill fish on the resort BBQ’s, located about a 1-2 minute walk from the unit. The unit has beach towels, beach accessories (chairs, umbrellas, snorkels, fins, boogie boards, cooler, rolling cart to haul supplies down to beach, etc.)
* The owner Janice was awesome. We had questions for her a couple times and she got back to us immediately and went out of her way to make sure our stay was enjoyable.
*For anyone traveling with a senior: this third floor unit is very senior-friendly. Even though it’s on the top floor and there is no elevator, the stairs are shallow and there are only three short flights. The bellmen take all of your luggage up and down upon check-in and check-out.
Matt K. says
Great "home base" for seeing Kauai
Fabulous stay in Kauai at this property- it truly felt like home away from home. Janice was super-responsive to communication and made the whole process easy. The condo itself is extremely spacious, comfortable & well equipped for both cooking and recreating. And the view… can’t say enough about the view! Seeing the Bali Hai every morning was a highlight. Highly recommend this property for a family Hawaiian vacation.
I am always touched when guests feel the magic of Kauai’s north shore! The views from our lanai change by the minute from morning double rainbows across Hanalei Bay to electric sunsets behind the Namolokama mountains. A true paradise and sanctuary!
I own a condo at HBR but needed an extra bedroom with queen size beds for my friends to stay in. I chose 4303 and was glad I did. It is a well appointed hotel room with nice views of the bay. It looked like new carpets had just been installed and the owner takes great care of their home as it was clean and nicely decorated. It has two queen size beds and wifi. That was really nice. We had a chance to peak in 4302 and it is just beautiful. The views are fabulous from the living room. I would recommend renting this condo to anyone.