Hanalei Bay Villas, Kauai

Hanalei Bay Villas are located in Princeville, beside the 1 Hotel Hanalei. Not to be confused with Hanalei Bay Resort, Hanalei Bay Villas consists of 37 two story stand alone villas with impressive views of Kauai's north shore mountains. The aerial photo below illustrates how the villas are numbered. The villas are located within easy walking distance to both Hideaways and Puu Poa beaches. The villas don't feature direct ocean views, but just across the street are some of the best sunset views on the island, as well as beautiful ocean views.

Hanalei Bay Villas panorama

Hanalei Bay Villas Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Hanalei Bay Villas is $409. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $450. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 424 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Hanalei Bay Villas in Princeville, Kauai, receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. The resort's location is highly praised for its stunning views of mountains, oceans, and sunsets, as well as its proximity to beaches, the Queen's Bath, and local amenities like restaurants and shops. Guests appreciate the comfort, cleanliness, and functionality of the units, which are described as well-equipped with kitchen supplies, beach gear, and other amenities that contribute to a convenient and enjoyable stay. The villas' design, with high ceilings, spacious layouts, and inviting decor, adds to the overall positive experience. While some guests mention minor issues such as dated appliances or the need for minor repairs, these do not significantly detract from the satisfaction with their stays. The presence of wildlife, including roosters, is noted, with some guests finding their early morning calls charming and others suggesting the use of earplugs for light sleepers. Overall, the Hanalei Bay Villas are highly recommended by guests for their exceptional location, comfort, and the quality of the accommodations, making them a favored choice for visitors to Kauai's North Shore. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 424 guest reviews.

Recent Hanalei Bay Villas Reviews


This has to be one of the best equipped rental properties we have ever stayed at. Truly felt like you were in a home away from home. The location was also great - especially for viewing sunsets and the birds and greenery off the back of the property. The stay was just perfect!
Angelee W.
April 2024

We had a great time on this property. Walking distance to Hideaway beach and the beach right in front of the 1 resort. Gorgeous location! The house is well maintained and had beach towels, chairs, and coolers. We would highly recommend this location.
Alyssa F.
April 2024

The cottage was perfect for my son and I. I was so comfortable and love everyminute of my stay. I arrived in the dark and had a bit of trouble seeing the house number and I ended up in the wrong parking spot because that was also hard to see in the dark. Other than that I have absolutely no complaints.
Lili S.
March 2024

My brother and I stayed here with our spouses. This was a perfect spot since we like to cook our own meals. The kitchen was well equipped and the lanai made for a perfect setting to enjoy our meals. This condo is free standing and unlike others has a view of jungle, the bay, and mountains. We prefer this side of the island as it is more jungley and seemed less crowded than the West and South sides.
julie t.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: very good
David H.
March 2024

We spent almost 2 weeks at this property. It was just as it was listed very clean probably the most updated of all these villas. It was nice not sharing walls, ceilings, and floors with other tenants as you do in a condo. Loved having a bathroom on each floor and the TV room was very cozy. Didn’t have to use the air-conditioning the whole time we were there just by opening windows and letting the air flow through. My only issue was lack a privacy as some of the windows which face the neighbors did not have coverings and the front door was glass without a shade. If you go to the kitchen in the night, you walk by a clear glass door:-O . Would definitely recommend this property.
Randy J.
March 2024

Clean, pleasant, and comfortable with wonderful views. Loved that the kitchen was fully stocked for cooking. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Ford M.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Awesome views from the lanai! The house had plenty of room and was clean. I will definitely stay here again!
Pat S.
March 2024

Great views. Great location.
Pat S.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our 4th year in a row visiting/staying in the north shore area of Kauai, and we picked this condo specifically for its location close to some of the amenities we enjoy. There are great mountain and ocean views throughout the condo, and the unit is directly across from a popular pocket park overlooking the ocean/Hideaway beach - pedestrians peacefully gather throughout each day with visitors watching the sunset and whales in the ocean. You will have access to this prime spot via a 20 yard stroll from your front door! The condo was very modernly updated and was as clean/updated as depicted in the photos. Krisha was a great host and went above/beyond in answering our questions and made check-in a breeze. (she even delivered a new iron/ironing board to the unit on our first day when we asked if there was one somewhere in the unit!)The unit was well appointed and was plenty spacious for my wife and I. There were only 2 very minor items we would recommend to make this unit "perfect": 1) a 2nd TV to be placed in master bedroom, and perhaps some basic local cable access - we had LOTS of rain during our 9 days and had a hard time getting a weather forecast!2) Add a couple chairs for sitting on lower balcony (shared by both bedrooms).
Michael H.
March 2024

We all loved our stay at the rental. The location was fabulous. Close to a couple of beaches right out the door. Clean. Comfortable beds and pillows. Incredible mountain views! Quiet. Boogie boards and beach chairs. A couple of negatives: not overly stocked in the kitchen ( one roll of paper towels, no sugar, 3 coffee filters, had to buy our own laundry detergent). The furniture is not the most comfortable to relax in at night but we certainly managed. If we ever came back to Princeville we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Mahalo.
LIL P.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The condo was very clean and stocked perfectly. We didn’t find that there was anything we needed that the condo didn’t have. The AC in the bedrooms is great for sleeping if needed. The tradewinds that blow through the top floor feel so nice. The view from the decks blew our minds, we loved watching the golfers and searching for waterfalls on the mountains. The parking spot is great, easy to find and close to condo. We have traveled to Kauai every year for almost 30 years and this was by far our favorite condo/location.Lots of restaurant options so close and walkable. We enjoyed hideaway pizza, hanalei bay resort bar (happy talk),tiki iniki and foodland (for ready made food and groceries).The management was super responsive and helpful.
Carrie J.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This villa looks to be renovated/updated. Just beautiful. High ceilings upstairs with open concept. One can lay on the couch and have magnificent views of the golf course and mountains. It’s set back from the road and is not attached to another villa. Has a small yard around it with trees and bushes. Lots of natural light with windows everywhere. Zero complaints. For restaurants I recommend driving 10 minutes to Hanalei. Tahiti Nui is delicious and affordable. For breakfast, there’s a food truck in Princeville called Saenz Ohana. Get the half order of Eggs Benedict for $12.
Beth Q.
February 2024

This property well exceeded our expectations. This was our first time on Kauai and really didn't know what the area was going to be like. I have to say this property has easily 4 different beaches all walking distance. The layout of the house was great for a family of four and the decks to enjoy the sunset was great and especially hearing of the crashing of the waves. The house has everything you need: masks, snorkels, fins, two easy fold up chairs, two backpack chairs, big cooler, small cooler. Really great assortment of cooking utensils. I also enjoyed walking distance to the pizza place which was literally a 3 min walk away and it was great to get a cocktail at the Hanalei Bay One Bar's at the hotel while at the beach. Thumbs up all the way around !
David R.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A modern, exceptionally clean home! Outstanding location with coastal views out front, and mountain views out back. Our host was very responsive. We would love to come back and highly recommend this property!
Thomas D.
February 2024

Perfect Princeville location with breathtaking views of Na Pali mountains and Hanalei Bay. Ocean views to side and a walk across the street. Kitchen provides everything you need. Plenty of towels. Lanai views can not be beat! Only suggested improvement is the beds could use thick mattress toppers for some much needed comfort.
Christine P.
February 2024

Wonderful property and location. Right across the street is a wonderful lookout of the Hanelei Bay. We saw whales from there! Short walk to beach access and great sidewalks for walking or running. Easy check in and the place had everything we could need. Would absolutely stay here again.
Michaela G.
February 2024

I thought the property very pretty. However, the beach is not accessible for older/less healthy persons. Members of our family were yelled at, and security called, for walking on a sidewalk they apparently were not suppose to be on. In addition, there were tiny bugs that made using the kitchen difficult. I would suggest cleaning the dishwasher as well, smells horrible
Patricia G.
February 2024

What could be better than a private villa overlooking the ocean, amazing walking paths, Albatrosses nesting a short walk away, sunsets a hop across the street, immaculate home, lovely kitchen, trade winds breezing through the home! We had an amazing time.
Susan C.
February 2024

Everything about our stay was perfect! We can not wait to return again…
Fred B.
February 2024

The property is in the perfect location and loved the decor. Beds are comfortable. Has everything you might need. A home away from home!! Would definitely stay there again!! Things the unit was missing- - No local TV channels, so no playoff game watching - No vacuum or broom in unit, but there was a dust pan. - No bath mat’s in bathroom, had to use a towel for this. We were not notified that the water was being shut off in the morning of our first full day at the property, even though the property management knew the day before. They did give us the opportunity to shower in a unit that has been vacated an hour before. Overall, I would still highly recommend based on the unit itself. It has wonderful mountain and ocean views!
cynthia h.
February 2024

Very good location. Very comfortable with a spectacular view. Close to activities. Electronics in the home were excellent. Kitchen was well appointed.
Tony I.
February 2024

I was nothing but impressed with this condo. You could not ask for a better location: back from the road and close to a dead end of the road, so little traffic; almost directly across the street from a cliff-side ocean view; within short walk of a restaurant w/great pizza and salads, and in other direction a hotel w/ public access to the beach; Views of mountains and golf course from the decks! The place was super clean. The kitchen completely outfitted with everything you could need. Generous and complete gear for beach-going. Helpful books of sight-seeing recommendations. Very comfortable all around. We would definitely try to stay here again if ever in Kauai again!! Thank you so much for sharing this place!! J&S
Jennifer R.
February 2024

A perfect location and setting
Darrel D.
February 2024

Beautiful condo with outstanding views! Home was spotless and we loved sitting on the balcony in the mornings and evenings. Excellent accommodations for one or two couples. Host was an excellent communicator throughout our stay. The adjacent town of Hanalei has some great restaurants and shopping. If I were to make any suggestions, more detailed directions to the condo would be appreciated. It took us some time to find since we landed at sunset and had to make our way there in the dark. The house numbers are small and not super visible from the car. We loved our stay and would recommend to anyone planning to visit Kauai!
Heather Pride
January 2024

A very beautiful place. Magnificent view from the window. The house is equipped with everything necessary. It's close to the beach, but you need to go down and walk up the stairs. There were significant shortcomings. Firstly, we moved into the house without cleaning and I couldn’t reach anyone for several hours. After the long flight, tired, we were forced to resolve the issue of cleaning. This greatly spoiled the first impression of the vacation. Then the cleaners came, but it was inconvenient because we had already brought all our things. Further. The washer did not work during the entire period of our stay there, which in itself was extremely inconvenient. The owner promised a compensation of $200 for this, but never sent a refund. The house is full of ants. I understand that this is a tropical island and they live there too. However, in Maui or Oahu we did not have such problems in our houses. Possibly because the owner processed the property
Daria B.
January 2024

It’s a great location and has a beautiful view from the patio overlooking the golf course. The only downside was that quite a few of the screens on the windows had tears in them so the mosquitoes would come with a vengeance at night and my family was covered in bug bites every morning. Because there’s no AC and it can feel muggy in the evenings during the summer, we relied on the cross breeze to keep the house comfortable. The agency said they were planning on fixing all the torn screens when we left, so hopefully they did. Other than that, it was great.
Tiffany T.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great view of the ocean across the street. Well appointed with comfortable beds.

January 2024

This place was everything and more! The location is beautiful and easy to get to fun and flavorful “local” experiences. The deck’s spectacular views of mountains, lush flora and ocean was such a treat. Short walks to beach and hikes. The house was very clean and comfortably furnished. Kitchen was very well stocked with cooking utensils, dish ware, updated appliances and many other essentials and non essentials. The house, entry, supplies and included toys and equipment were all just as described. Wendy was very responsive. The welcoming packet was one of the most thorough we’ve ever seen including a very helpful list of local beaches, hikes, activities, restaurants, shopping. This is definitely a 5 Star experience!
Ray W.
January 2024

Nice location. Very easy access in communicating with owners. Very convenient location. Beautiful mornings sitting out on the deck watching the sunrise listening to the Nenes fly by. Gorgeous!
Dian M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is a very comfortable, roomy, and perfectly located unit in beautiful Princeville. Lots of views, birds, beaches, and walking options all around you. Management company very helpful and responsive if you need anything.
Kurt F.
January 2024

we couldn't have asked for anything more. the location and villa were both exceptional. would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in having the full Kauai experience!
Lynn H.
January 2024

The view from this villa was fantastic! We sat on the back deck New Years Eve and in the distance we could see the bonfires and fireworks that were happening on Hanalei beach. We were able to walk down to both Hideways beach and Pua Poa beach, which is in front of 1 Hanalei Hotel. Every night we took a stroll over to the bluff overlooking Hanalei Bay and watched the surfers and sunset. The beds were very comfortable and the villa was clean and neat. Two things that could be improved upon, the furniture in the living area is not comfortable at all and there was no cupboard space in the kitchen to put away our groceries.
Carrie M.
January 2024

Absolutely gorgeous views from this Princeville VRBO! Enough room for 6 adults. We cooked several meals and had all the pots, pans, utensils and plates, glasses we needed! There is no AC, we did pick up a couple fans. Being from the south I was concerned that the no AC would be a problem, it was not! Stayed in January but temps definitely get into the 70’s. Plenty of breeze and was glad to have the extra blankets provided at night. Only one day was it a little warm. But we were out exploring during most days. U enter the home..(kitchen and living room upstairs,)on a flat walkway from the parking lot, nice to have a reserved spot for your vehicle. Then u go down stairs for the bedrooms. We loved having 6 Tommy Bahama chairs provided to take to the beach , 2 umbrellas and two boogie boards! And 6 beach towels! The washer was out, I knew that prior to arrival. The property manager was so kind and brought us clean towels! The dryer works good! We were able to rinse swimsuits and be ready for the next day! Seriously amazing views of the mountains! We saw waterfalls and rainbows often! Mornings enjoying coffee from the balcony was wonderful! Hanalei bay was a short drive away for sightseeing and local shops. Foodland grocery store is maybe a mile away, at the entry of princeville community. Several restaurants in nearby hotels, wiki pizza and happy talk lounge are in a nearby hotel with amazing views of the ocean! I would definitely stay at this Vrbo again! And this area
Jennifer H.
January 2024

Amazing stay at the villa for my 3 step kids in their 20s and 15 year old son. Location was perfect - beautiful views and right across the street from beautiful Hideaways Beach. Rooster wake up calls were included! For us - villa was perfect - plenty of room for us and loved the Hawaiian flavor!
john c.
January 2024

This home is perfectly located and has stunning views. Great for sunsets! It is spacious and comfortable. I would stay here again.
Laura F.
January 2024

Amazing location, nestled between the heart of Hanalei and Princeville (both best parts of Kauai). The house was stocked with everything you need from kitchen appliances to beach towels and more. We'd definitely come back!
Arsham M.
January 2024

Overall nice stay. Property was comfortable and clean. The furniture a bit tired but that is normally expected from a rental property. Great location with nice views of the mountains.
Marco G.
January 2024

Enjoyed our stay
Tom O.
January 2024

This accommodation was just beautiful and had lovely views from the lanai. The space was spotless with a new kitchen and relaxing living room. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were very high quality. I can’t wait visit again!
RebeccaW
January 2024

Great villa for a small family. Easy walk to the 1 Hotel for dinner/drinks. Villa has everything you need…beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards. Kitchen is stocked with all the essentials. Only negative is the roosters in the morning (villa cant control)!!! Thanks
Birva J.
January 2024

Ideal space and a perfect location.
Gideon B.
December 2023

Could not have been better. The location was perfect for a relaxed get away and Maria has been super helpful in answering any questions or requests we had. Initially we were a bit worried since the property did not have air conditioner but there were enough fans and ventilation that we slept great and it was really comfortable. We loved sitting in the Lanai with the mountain views and trees.
Sajjad H.
December 2023

This was a fantastic property -- spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, fantastic layout, and wonderful location. Jessica was a great host -- communicative, helpful, and responsive to our every need. The views from the two balconies were mesmerizing and the overall privacy and peacefulness made for an extraordinary week in paradise. Highly recommended!
Jan B.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our favorite vacation home on the island of Kauai! We've stayed here twice, and Kauai Palms is always so easy and wonderful to work with. The home is impeccably well taken care of, incredibly clean, and has top-of-the-line amenities. We appreciate that the cookware is stainless steel (no yucky non-stick) and includes glass Tupperware instead of plastic. The location is perfect for viewing sunsets and seeing waterfalls in the morning after a night of rain. We will absolutely be booking again with Kauai Palms!
Shea P.
December 2023

Perfect spot for our family... Loved all the animal life too, from the state bird the NeNe to the giant African snail! Great time... And nearby North Shore general store has yummy food!
Christy C.
December 2023

Everything was perfect!! Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this little gem of a rental! The views are spectacular! The location is so ideal, across the road from the beautiful 1 Hotel and a perfect beach to lounge at. A 5 min. walk to hide-away beach which is ideal for snorkeling. The kitchen has everything you'll need to prepare meals. The addition of beach chairs, sun umbrellas and a cooler were a nice perk. The owner was extremely kind and easy to communicate with. We hope to return with our family soon!!
Karen M.
December 2023

We love the place. I especially appreciate the Hawaiian interior. And since this year super fast internet (not that you need this in beautiful Kauai). Thanks for letting us stay at your place.
Florian E.
December 2023

My sister and I were blessed to have stayed here for a week at the beginning of November. The condo was spotless and had everything we needed, and then some. The beds were super-comfortable and the bedrooms were roomy and bright. The two lanais with their amazing views were much appreciated. The location was perfect; right between Hanalei and Anini beaches. The entire Princeville resort area is just beautiful. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, hopefully soon!
Lori M.
November 2023

My husband and I stayed for a week with another couple. This villa is a true gem!! It is beautiful inside and out! We loved the north beach location. We drove around to the south/west areas twice - it took between 1 to 2 hours - and was totally worth it! Waking up to the mountain/beach views every morning was amazing. After a rain, we counted seven waterfalls in the mountains from the deck. And walking to the beautiful beaches was perfect! The villa was extremely clean and well stocked. We cooked most dinners so we could relax on the deck and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. If you would rather dine out, the quaint village of Hanalei Bay is a short drive away! I recommend this villa to anyone considering a trip to Kauai!!
Wendy M.
November 2023


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