2 Bedroom 2.5 Bathroom, 2-story villa, ocean/mountain views
About Kathy Chamberlain
Our permanent home is on the east coast but we love escaping to Kauai, especially in the winter. After visiting Kauai several times in the 1980's and falling in love with the north shore, we purchased our house in 1990, 2 years before hurricane Iniki destroyed many homes on Kauai, ours included. By 1995 it was rebuilt as a totally different (and oh so much better) house. It's worth the long trip from the east coast! We love to snorkel, bike, kayak, stand-up-paddle, walk, and just enjoy a good book while sitting under a palm tree at the beach. You will too!
Kathy Chamberlain purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Kathy Chamberlain chose Princeville
The north shore of Kauai is the most beautiful place in the world. We love Princeville because it is on a bluff overlooking the ocean-- flooding will never be a problem! The Hanalei Bay Villas are perfectly situated for the best ocean, bay and mountain views on the north shore. We bought Hanalei Bay Villa 25 for its views and easy access to beaches.
What makes this Villa unique
Ours is a stand-alone house, so renters benefit from the privacy of having a house to themselves. It is close (but not TOO close) to the luxurious Princeville Resort Hotel, just a 5-minute walk. Our house is not on poles like most Hanalei Bay Villas, which means we can walk out the lower lanai into the back yard for easy access to the herb garden and tropical fruit trees. There is whale-watching from the front door (Jan-April), frequent rainbows over the ocean, easy sunset watching from the bluff in front of the house. Guests often comment on how comfortable, well-equipped and nicely decorated our house is.
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This was by far the best property in all the times I’ve stayed in Kauai. The house was clean and decorated beautifully with good quality furniture. Bed in the master bedroom where we stayed was very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything I needed.
You can’t beat the views from the back deck. The owner keeps fresh herbs in pots out back which was like bringing a piece of home with me. The birds were incredible. Flocks of Nene would fly by every morning and evening. The little friendly cardinals would join us for coffee every morning on the deck where we would watch the sun rise. And to watch those gorgeous Hawaiian sunsets, just head across the street for an unobstructed view. Beautiful. This property was such a delight. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and anyone who wants that true Kauai aloha feeling.
Mahalo for the lovely review. We're so happy to share this little piece of paradise. Aloha!
This place is a gem, everything you could possibly want. Good amenities. Great location!
My husband and I stayed here for a week, a great place to enjoy your first few days in Kauai. Very clean extremely tidy. We did not lack A single thing. Peaceful. What more can I say… It is truly a gem !
Outstanding home in great location.
This is an extremely comfortable house to stay in. It is clean very well maintained and the owners couldn't be more helpful. From helpful lists of activities to frequent, helpful and available by text or phone communication. Couldn't expect anything better.
The location is across the street from the cliffs overlooking the ocean, beach access is a short walk through the resort at the end of the road, or even closer is a public access climb down the cliff trail to a small private feeling beach. It's a short few mile drive to the laid back village of Hanalei. Which has a great bakery/coffee house, many restaurants as well as kayak rentals. We loved the Acai bowls next to the kayak place. Do shop at the large well stocked grocery store in Princeville though, rather than Hanalei, (but get to the bakery (Hanalei) somewhat early for the best bread, our first stop there they were sold out) if you don't shop on the way in from the airport.
The house is within a community of like styled homes in a tastefully landscaped area. there are other vacation homes and condo's and an overpriced hotel and restaurants at the very short distance to the end of the road. (Five minute walk)
The views are great, there is a like styled house directly behind the listing photo which is lower in elevation some. So pretty great views of the mountains behind, where the sun sets. There is also another like styled house from where the picture was taken. The house is very quiet, well as quiet as the island gets, with rogue chickens running around the island.
I would not hesitate to stay here again if returning to Kauai. The couches are comfortable, the kitchen and house is stocked with everything and anything you might want or need. It is a well decorated, clean, very comfortable environment to stay in, even if you don't wander far and want to just watch Netflix and chill, though it's usually warm enough you won't chill too much. Princeville which is kind of at the entrance to the community has places to eat, shop, and a good wine shop.
Given many of the places we have air bnb'd, VRBO'd and stayed, this is truly a gem, a six star rated place, on a scale of five. We would check here first before any other, if we return to Kauai.
Thanks for the well thought out and detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed the place and hope it enhanced your experience of Kauai's north shore. We hope you'll come back and enjoy Kauai during a less rainy season, and when more of the north shore is accessible.
Outstanding accommodations in an ideal location.
My wife and I have vacationed in Kauai more than 10 times and this is our favorite property thus far. Rather than re-state all the amenities that are detailed in the property listing, I will cut to the the chase. Everything listed is as-stated and all the 5-star reviews are fully warranted. The unit is in great condition, perfectly clean and stocked with everything imaginable to make for a comfortable stay. Just walk in the front door and you are immediately at home. The views are fantastic and not exaggerated. While there are other villas in the vicinity, there is plenty of distance and landscaping between units to ensure plenty of privacy. We absolutely loved our stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 and would highly recommend it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kathy's lovely villa. The house is immaculate, extremely comfortable, and quiet. Beautiful landscaping, lovely sunsets right across the street. The master bedroom bed is extremely comfortable. The lanai is just so relaxing and we ate a lot of meals there; having coffee out there in the morning listening to the birds was just wonderful. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with every kind of condiment you could want, including delicious coffee and some wonderful agave syrup. The beach equipment was great. I really cannot think of anything negative to say and would absolutely rent this place again. Kathy is extremely helpful and considerate. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and definitely look forward to returning to Kauai and would absolutely stay at Kathy's place.
Thank for you the review! I do hope you come back and enjoy our place again-- when the road around the north shore is reopened and you can experience more beaches. You were wonderful guests.
Loved this House in Paradise!
We so much enjoyed our stay at this property. It far exceeded our expectations, and the location was just perfect-- walking distance to beaches, 2 miles from grocery store, steps from St. Regis hotel, gorgeous ocean view from the front door, mountain view from most windows. This 2-story house has the living area upstairs where the views can be appreciated, and the bedrooms downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances, pots, pans, serving ware, etc. to prepare all meals. The dining area is spacious, with a view of the ocean, and the lanai offers an option for dining alfresco in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed using parsley, mint, basil, and more from the herb garden in the back yard. We were extremely happy with our choice of rentals on this vacation to the most beautiful part of the most beautiful of Hawaiian islands. Mahalo to the owners!
Thanks for coming! Hope you come back real soon. You were wonderful guests!
Zipline Tours, Stand-up paddling, Boogy-boarding, Surfing, Whale-watching (Jan-April), Relaxing on the beach