About this listing
Private entrance to attached studio has separate and private bathroom and large lanai (balcony). Queen size bed, full size refrigerator, kitchenette, access to pool/hottub/bbq area.
Princeville is centrally located near local beaches and commerce.
This comfortable and private space is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and/or adventurous holiday. With a comfortable bed for a good night's sleep, a spacious lanai for relaxing in between exploration, a complete kitchenette for preparing affordable meals at home, a pool/hottub/bbq area for unwinding after long beach days, and a convenient location to dining, shopping, golf, bus stop, post office, groceries, parks and beaches
Guests have their own private entrance adjacent to the owner's entrance. All apartments have equal access to grounds and keyed entry pool area. Parking is free, though some stalls are reserved.
Interaction with Guests
Your hosts, Dan and Erin, live part-time in Hawaii and part-time in the Bay Area, so the accommodations are set up to be self-sufficient. When we are in town, we are next door and available to answer questions and offer suggestions.
Our condo is located within convenient walking distance to Anini Beach, Princeville Shopping Center and the Kauai Bus stop as well as just a few minutes drive to Hanalei Bay where we like to enjoy surfing, swimming and sunsets.
We also enjoy being just up the street from the St. Regis hotel, home to the Terrace restaurant and Kauai Grill as well as an open bar and lounge overlooking Hanalei Bay
Although Hawaii tends towards being very automobile-centric, we also have a public bus system ($2) and very expensive taxis available. Our condo is located just 1 mile from the Kauai Bus stop at Princeville Shopping Center. From there, you can get to either Hanalei or Kilauea in just one stop, or you can travel all the way to Kapaa, Coconut Marketplace and Kukui Grove Mall in Lihue on one bus. Using transfers, you can get to and from the airport and all the way to Poipu and Waimea. Bused are infrequentm have intermittent weekend & holiday schedules and call last run pretty early though, so be sure to check the schedule ahead of time.
Other Things to Note
The closest laundromat is 20 mi (30 min) away in Kapaa, though laundry service is available at Princeville Mail Service Center in the Princeville Shopping Center
There is no smoking and no pets in our condo. Smoking is permitted on Complex property > 20 feet away from all buildings. Items are not permitted to hang from outside railings. Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Please leave shoes and sand outside.
The hosts weren't available during my stay, but Erin left phone numbers and helped me find the condo and also when I had an issue with my pool key. They were always available and helpful. The studio is a completely separate and self sufficient space. It is thoughtfully appointed and a found everything that I needed. It's in close quarters with other condos, but also very close to the swimming pool and some very nice beaches. Shopping and restaurants are just a short drive away. It's a great place in a lovely area.
We were here for 8 days and had a great stay! This studio is definitely cuter in person than the pictures give away. Even though we were constantly driving across the island for certain activities, we were so happy we chose to stay in this area. It is absolutely beautiful and this location is a short drive away to some of the best views and beaches on the island!
I imagine it might feel a little weird trying to do much cooking in the room, as it's not really an actual kitchen, but I was surprised at how many utensils were available if needed. There is a cute pool with bbq's if needed.
If you're a light sleeper, I'd suggest bringing earplugs. You will definitely be hearing roosters at odd hours and the neighbor kids like to play outside in the mornings. If for some reason the power were to go out, there is an LED candle by the bed that's got some pretty major power, just an fyi. haha!
Our hosts were pleasant, the price was great, and we would definitely stay here again!
We had a very nice stay! The studio is comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed the close proximity to many attractions on the north shore. Erin was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub in the evenings. We would definitely recommend this spot!
We spent Two nights at Dan & Erin studios and it was ok. Is in princeville, next to Hanaley. It's quite big with a nice lanai , clean and well equipped. You can buy your own food and cook it if you want. There is just one missing amenity ... Hair drier but the rest is very good. They are very responsive and the let us check out a little bit later. In my opinion the north shore is the best part of the island, if you want to hike remember to be equipped and well trained, the trails are not for everybody.
So Kauai is north shore and the studio is a right place to stay.
The room was very clean, comfortable and welcoming. The lanai had a wonderful cross breeze. The location of the condo was convenient for visiting the North Shore and it was great to have such easy access to the lovely pool and hot tub area. Erin is a helpful and friendly hostess.
The residence was very nice; it was roomier and more livable than the picture let on. It had everything we needed to use as a comfortable basecamp for our activities on the north side of Kauai in between camping trips. Erin was friendly and accessible for anything we needed. Great stay, overall, and definitely recommended.
Great little studio in Princeville. Simply can't beat it for the price. The location is good, and there is a nice pool. No full kitchen (i.e. no stove) if you're into serious cooking (which I'm not), but it has a fridge and some kitchen gadgets which is plenty for me. This was my first time using airbnb and Erin made everything very easy. Would recommend!
About the Host, Dan & Erin
Adventurous couple splitting time between the Bay Area and Kauai, blending technology and nature. Renting 1 studio full-time and occasionally seeking short-term home-trade for 1 bedroom apartment.