House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Joe and Linda Bird
About Joe and Linda Bird
Our aloha for all things Hawaiian began as we listened to the stories of our kapuna (elders). They told us of their trips to Hawai'i and the beauty the aina (land). They described the sweeping views, mauka (mountain) and makai (sea), lush tropical vegetation and the warm, gentle climate. On our own first trip to the islands in 1969, we found all that and much more. We found even greater beauty in the people of Hawai'i. As the opportunities came to connect with them, their culture, mele (song) and hula (dance), we were led to discover the true meaning of Aloha.
Joe and Linda Bird purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Joe and Linda Bird chose Princeville
We chose the North Shore of Kaua'i because of its' great climate and its' access to the water. When we first came to Hawai'i, it was to coach Water Polo teams entered in tournaments on O'ahu. Years later the purpose was to participate in the Ironman Triathlon in Kona. We have swam, snorkeled, paddled, body surfed, lifeguarded, taught and coached swimmers of all ages for decades. For us, now, the North Shore of Kaua'i was the best possible spot for us to maintain our connection with the water. We chose our home in the Hanalei Bay Villas because of the views (mountain, jungle and sea) and because of its' privacy and serenity. It has a Hawaiian sense of place. To preserve this place is our kuleana (responsibility). We truly enjoy sharing this makana (gift) of aloha with our guests. Many of them describe its' mystical qualities of the place, its' healing power, spiritual sense and meditative tranquility. It is definitely a place where one remain in the moment. And yet, be in the water within a short walk.
What makes this Villa unique
We enjoy being at home in Kaua'i. The simple routines of the day, like going to the market, are a pleasure, enhanced by the climate and the surrounding beauty. We also enjoy exploring everything else the Island has to offer. In September we had the opportunity to paddle the Napali Coast, with Kayaks Kaua'i out of Hanalei. The trip took all day, including the shuttle ride back from Polihale and was a great adventure. From one extreme to the other, for us it is all good!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
This “tree house” style condo has breathtaking views, is absolutely spotless and completely modernized. It is facing the mountains but right across the street is a lookout over the ocean and a perfect sunset viewing. The owners are lovely and responsive to any inquiries. The condo is in Princeville which is a “planned community” set up but has a great pizza restaurant a walking minute away and a grocery a five minute drive. Hanelei is a 10 min drive but construction makes it more like 20:). I know I sound like a fake review but it was truly a special place. Just to keep it real I will add that there are lots of steps so it would not work for those with physical limitations and the condo was hot for those of us used to a/c but they do provide fans! I recommend Joe and Linda’s house unreservedly!
Charming, convenient, close to the beach, very clean villa in an outstanding surroundings
Easy communication with owners
Any basic item we needed was provided
Walking distance to beautiful beach
Walking distance, though long (45mins) but beautiful to Princeville marketplace
Close to charming Hanalei and Kapa’a villages
Close to amazing Haena Park and the Kalalau trail, you should go to the falls!!!!
Would be back anytime!!
A fantastic spot on the north shore
Overall a fantastic spot on the north shore. It was walking distance from our favorite beach, Hideaway. The sun set from the park across the street is amazing. The house had all of the expected amenities, and everything is relatively new and in good shape. It was a short drive from Hanalei.
The owners, Joe and Linda, were very easy to communicate with and were very friendly and prompt in their responses.
If we ever come back we would stay in this spot again
Great space and location
Seeing the woods and mountains from the deck was awesome. Only downside is afternoon sun but happy hour or the beach were remedy. The condo was well equipped.
Great location, beautiful home
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Joe and Linda's home in Princeville. The location was perfect and the view from the lanai was the best way to start and end the day. We had one of the best meals of our vacation at Hanalei Dolphin following Joe and Linda's recommendation. It was a great location for exploring the entire island and we found that if we ventured out early in the morning we could have the beach at Hanalei Bay almost to ourselves. When exploring the other parts of the island we could skip the traffic in Kapa'a and Lihu'e by doing the bulk of our around the island driving before 10am and after 7pm. If we get back to Kaua'i we will definitely be staying at Haleakamanu again.
Gem on the north shore!
We really enjoyed our stay at Haleakamanu. It's so comfortable and well set-up – it truly feels like a loved home. The photos don't do it justice as it's even better in person! We loved hearing the birds in the tropical forest surrounding the house. We also greatly enjoyed breakfasts, afternoon cocktails and just hanging out lanai. The view is stunning and we greatly appreciated that it was covered so we could enjoy it while it rained.
The home is tastefully decorated, incredibly well-equipped (good quality, sharp knives! beach gear, cooler and so much more) with comfortable furniture and beds. The house is spotlessly clean and very well maintained.
Joe and Linda were so helpful, accommodating and very gracious hosts who were great to deal with.
It was our fifth visit to Kauai and truly the best vacation rental we’ve stayed in and we will aim to stay there again the next time we’re in Kauai. Also, we are recommending it to our family and friends.
Beach Walks, Botanical Gardens (Limahuli, Na Aina Kai, National Tropical), great Golf on the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, Makai and Prince Courses, Helicopter Tours (Princeville Airport), Hiking (Kalalau Trail/Na Pali Coast, Powerline Trail), Jogging, Kayaking (Hanalei River and Bay), Kite Surfing, Scuba Diving, Shopping (Princeville Center, Kilauea, Hanalei Town), Sight Seeing, Tennis (courts available to the public at Hanalei Bay Resort & Princeville Tennis Club) Whale Watching (in season), Wild Life Viewing (Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei River Valley), and Zip-Line adventure, Many other places to experience and activities to enjoy, await your discovery!