About This Listing
Aloha! Open your eyes, then close them, then open them again. Yes, this unreal million dollar view is REAL, all from your very own clean, comfortable island-style studio apartment complete with full bath, kitchenette and beach gear.
Our fully-equipped, airy, private abode welcomes rest and relaxation. Located on a quiet, bluff-top road, your place offers million-dollar views of Hanalei Bay and mountains at an affordable price. Visit our Hanalei Vista website for more details.
If you are coming to Kaua'i for the serenity and the beauty, look no further. Why wake up in dim-lit condo when you can wake up to sun streaming into your bedroom with panoramic views of iconic Hanalei Bay?! A well-equipped kitchenette allows you to stay and enjoy the view in peace and quiet for as long as you like. Walk down to the beach with complimentary snorkel, surf and beach gear. Return to clean up in your private full bath before heading out to explore the wonders of Kaua'i's North Shore. Stay up late our on your private lanai, listening to the distant ocean and gazing out at a sea of stars. Go to sleep on a supremely comfortable king-size bed. More magic awaits you tomorrow.
Why do people stay with us?
The unique view: only a handful of people on Kauai get to experience this view, no less wake up to it! Only one small road on the island has these views.
The location: We are smack dab between the most beautiful North Shore and North-Eastern Shore beaches. It’s a 15 minute walk out our door to the St. Regis beach. We are 5 minutes from the nearest grocery store, restaurants and shops (few can say that on this island), and 10 minutes from the renowned Hanalei town with its quaint restaurants, shops and health food store.
Off the beaten path: the unique view, the quiet road, the quirky island-style charm of our apartment. This is a place and an experience that few will get to have!
A few things to note while you’re considering staying with us:
Bugs: They are reality for every island accommodation. We make every effort to provide a bug-free environment. However, the tropical climate means we have occassional visitors despite our best efforts. The most frequent visitors are harmless sugar ants with the occasional mosquito. We use a myriad of methods to deter and remove them.
Sound: Your private studio apartment shares walls and a door (locked and soundproofed) with the rest of our home. Thus, there will be some carryover of muffled voices or sounds. We offer earplugs for the numerous Kauai roosters and a white-noise fan to allow for peace of mind and comfort.
Quirks: Your studio apartment has everything you need to be comfortable--a fully equipped kitchenette, a supremely comfortable king size bed, a small table for dining, a lanai (porch), a full bathroom, and plenty of beach toys. It is, however, a studio within a larger home, and not a free-standing structure. And it is comfortably and cleanly decorated in quirky island-style. Read: Not all the furniture matches each other. And the kitchenette is a post-construction installation.
Our guests will have private and exclusive access to:
- Well-equipped kitchenette, including such appliances as: electric stove-top with enamel cast iron ware, convection toaster oven, vacuum pot coffee maker that grinds whole beans, electric wok, electric griddle, rice cooker, blender, vegetable steamer, electric BBQ grill, pots and pans, utensils, dishes, etc. Save money and spend more time with the view!
- Full bath, with shower/tub, sink and toilet
- King-size Bed, with uber-comfortable memory foam mattress, new down pillows and clean, cozy linens
- Cable TV, 5.1 surround sound system with DVD, iPod/iPhone dock, mini-plug input, radio
- Free Wireless Internet for all of your own devices
- A lanai with 180-degree panoramic view
- Beach Gear Bonanza: boogie boards, silicone snorkel gear, beach mats, beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, beach umbrella. If you don't see what you need, ask!
- Guides: We have a plethora of guides and are available for personal recommendations.
- Massage/Energy Work: Emily, one of your hosts, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and can offer onsite massage, and energy healing tailored to your needs. Please inquire for your special rate. Advanced noticed (24 hours or even before your trip) is appreciated.
- Mountain Bikes: Available upon request
Interaction with Guests
Our guests enjoy a private studio apartment with its own private entrance and lanai. We stay in the other half of the duplex, leaving you in peace and quiet unless you need anything.
Evans is happy to make recommendations for local things to do (hikes, restaurants, snorkeling, other activities, etc.), and Emily is a certified massage therapist and energy healer - ask for her special rates just for our guests!
We live on a quiet street with few neighbors. A 15-minute walk and you will arrive at a beautiful beach shared by guests of the five-star St. Regis Hotel.
Located on the edge of Princeville, we are a short biking/driving distance from several special places, including Queen's Bath tidal pool, Hideaways Beach and Sea Lodge Beach (with cliffside waterfall!).
Nearby (5 min drive) is the Princeville Shopping Center, complete with grocery store, gas station, art boutiques, restaurants and nearby golf course. Within a 10 minute drive to Hanalei, there are restaurants, a health foods store, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, beach-walking, kayaking, hiking, biking and more. We are also close to the Princeville Golf Course, Botanical Gardens, North Shore beaches, helicopter tours (Princeville Airport), adventure tours (such as zipline, horseback riding and off-roading at Princeville Ranch Adventures) and more.
And of course, we are close to other North Shore attractions, such as the Kilauea Lighthouse, Tunnels Beach, Kalalau Trail and the myriad of secluded, pristine beaches for snorkeling, swimming, surfing, sunning or simply swooning. ;-)
Rent a Car: We highly recommend renting a car in order to explore the beauty of Kaua'i, as well as for ease and safety in getting around. A 4x4 is not necessary but will allow you to get to some of the more remote locations (inquire for recommendations).
Other options: There is a bus stop at the Princeville Shopping Center, 1.5 miles away or about a 20 minute walk from our place. We may be able to assist with pick-up/drop-off (please inquire). Taxis are about $100 from the airport one-way (inquire for a rate of $88). Hitchhiking is legal and relatively safe here but not always convenient, especially on vacation or at night. You will also have access to two mountain bikes (please inquire). Biking within Princeville is relatively safe and easy. Leaving Princeville, such as biking down to Hanalei on our two-lane "highway", is practically impossible and extremely unsafe.
Other Things to Note
Please Note: ALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE CHARGED LOCAL HAWAII STATE TAXES OF 13.25% (GET & HAT), IN ADDITION TO RATES POSTED ON AIRBNB, when guests check-in, payable via cash, check or debit/credit.
Tax Info (displayed on premises): GET #W(phone number hidden) (blocked because AirBnb thinks it's a phone number :-)
Also please note we give preference for longer stays and ones that match up with previous or upcoming stays. We appreciate having back-to-back bookings and seek to avoid one to two night "gaps." Thank you for your understanding. There is a discount if you book a week or longer.
We want you to have the best stay possible with the best view possible! Our goal is that you have everything you need and easy access to everything you desire.
Mahalo for your interest!
We try to keep it simple:
- No smoking
- No outdoor shoes indoors
- White towels are for indoor use only
Kauai's dirt/mud is notorious for getting everywhere, so please use our outdoor hose with spray nozzle to rinse off excess dirt/mud. We may have to charge for ruined white sheets/towels if a guest muddies them too much. We are understanding and appreciate your careful consideration for the next guests and our cleaning abilities!
Search for our name Hanalei Vista (our address is our name followed by the most common web suffix, phonetically spelled "see oh em") for full details and pictures.
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
simple but clean little studio with absolutely stunning views. Hosts were easy to get in touch with and very helpful and accommodating. Unfortunately they used part of our security deposit to replace sheets for reported small amount of bleaching from our facial cream? Of the dozens of vrbo and airbnb apartments we have rented, plus 15+ years of renting apartments, we have never been charged security deposit fines. We were extremely clean and cautious - washing and wiping our feet before re-entering the apartment (as they requested), etc. Unfortunate, so just be extra careful when staying here.
This was our first time as Airbnb guests, and Evans & Emily were wonderful hosts. After three days at a conference at a “Hawaiian Village Resort” on Oahu, we needed some real relaxation, and we found it here. The space is exactly as advertised: clean, simple, quiet, and an incomparable view. We definitely recommend walking to the end of the road at dusk to watch the sunset, and stepping out onto the lanai in the pre-dawn darkness to stargaze. We'll be back!
My husband and I had a fantastic stay here! Everything was totally perfect and just as described. The view is breathtaking and we could not get over it. We loved everything about this spot. And Hanalei is the cutest town ever! Thank you Evans for all of your recommendations and for making this amazing place available! The Jurassic Park DVD was a nice touch too. We hope to be back!
We felt welcomed even before arriving. Emily and Evans are gracious hosts who have perfected the balance between staying connected and laying low. We felt completely at home.
The View - Holy Wow! mountains, waterfalls, the river, and bay all spill into your room. And at night you are blanketed by stars.
The location - perfectly convenient, tranquil and quiet.
The bed - yum! luxurious linens and million dollar views might actually be a drawback as one is tempted to stay in bed all day. Wish we would have reserved an extra night just to have been able to do that.
This place is a perfect vacation home! The view is amazing, the place is so cute and clean and provides all that you need. If you are sensitive to sunlight bring an eyemask for sleeping. We didn't want to leave and will most definitely stay here again if we visit again!
We had a great time at Evans and Emily's place in Hanalei. View is more spectacular than the photos and Emily and Evans are very hospitable, providing basic kitchen supplies, lots of towels, beach supplies, etc. Roosters weren't as loud as expected because of the valley below. Our favorite activities were eating at Postcards and renting paddleboards at the Hanalei pier. We paddled around the bay (came across a group of turtles, who we hung out with for about 30 minutes!) and then over to the St Regis for drinks before paddling back to return the boards. So fun! The only thing we would mention is that there aren't blinds/curtains on the main wall of glass doors (to preserve the view, understandable), just a sun shade outside. This wasn't an issue for us but I know light can trigger headaches for some (me occassionally) so it's worth noting. In any case, highly recommended!
Cozy studio with incredible view of Hanalei Bay and the Kauai mountains! Hosts were very sweet and responsive and Emily is a great massage therapist right next door :) King size bed was very comfortable. Only issue I had was a couple cockroaches kept making their way inside, but that's just part of island living as they make their way into any place. Hosts were very responsive to taking care of it. Note the road gets pretty bumpy as you approach the house and parking is on a sloped incline -- it's fine during the day but if you arrive at night just be careful if you're in a sedan.
About the Host, Evans & Emily
I love to travel, go on adventures, be outdoors, kayak, play soccer, basketball, frisbee, read, watch epic and dramatic movies, blog, write. I'm a fan of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona. I try to eat healthy and be mindful of others.
THE place to go for all sorts of guided adventures on their private ranch, including ziplining and horseback riding.
Lovely tidal pool to swim in (especially during summer months).HI
Perfect for sunning or surfing!HI
Beach Volleyball, Walking, Tanning, Watching, Boogie Boarding... plenty of space to spread out!Hanalei HI 96714
Cute little beach with a cliff-side waterfall nearby - short, steep yet doable walk from the parking lot.Princeville HI 96722
Best place for nightlife and perhaps celebrity spottingKuhio Hwy Hanalei HI 96714
get your game on - beautiful yet expensiveKuhio Hwy Princeville HI 96722
Great place for swimming laps and snorkeling. The beach isnt very wide or the softest, but its nice and long with nearby facilities. Get in - the water is NIIIIICE!Anini Road Kalihiwai HI 96754
For the adventuresome! 25 min. drive. Even the first mile gets you amazing views of the Na Pali coastline. 4 miles in theres a great waterfall - nice, full-day hiking adventure b4 sunset @ Kee!Kalalau Trail Kapaa HI 96746