Independent room attached to the main house in Princeville, on the North Shore of the Island of Kauai, in a quiet and safe neighborhood within walking distance from the ocean where you can enjoy peaceful walks and beautiful sunsets.
Ideal for 1 or 2 guests that enjoy a simple lifestyle. You can walk to some of the spots on the island that no tourist should miss, such as Queen's Bath, Anini Beach, and secret caves where you can swim with the turtles and around the colorful hawaiian reef fish. You cannot miss the opportunity of enjoying the spectacular views overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay while dining in a 5 star restaurant nearby. It is only 15 minutes away from some of the most visited beaches on the island, such as Hanalei Bay, Kalihiwai Beach, Rock Quarry, Secret Beach and Kee Beach among others. Beach chairs, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and coolers will be available for use. Towels, linen, and blankets are included.
The studio has a mini fridge and a microwave to prepare breakfast and cold lunches. A coffee maker and a toaster will be available upon request. A large gas barbecue is available for use. You'll find fruit trees in the backyard (banana trees, grapefruit tree, avocado tree, papaya tree) and a garden with herbs and some vegetables.
It is located near Princeville Shopping Center where you can find a well stocked supermarket and numerous restaurants. Hanalei Town is only 10 minutes away from the house where you can find restaurants, shops, health food stores, coffee shops, art galleries, etc. Hiking, horseback riding, and helicopter rides are available in the area for adventurous visitors. You will find two prestigious golf courses nearby, tennis courts, two world class resorts and many five star restaurants. You can spend your days swimming, surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, golfing, playing tennis, walking, hiking, horseback riding, sightseeing, or relaxing at the beach during your stay on the Garden Island of Kauai. Bus transportation is accessible from the house and a bus schedule will be provided.
The resort has a community center that offers activities to the public, such as exercise classes, art shows, family events, etc.
There is a beautiful walk/bike path and a community park with exercise equipment for guests that like to exercise.
The studio is tastefully built with travertine floors and shower and decorated with polo memorabilia. The futon is full size.
Other Things to Note
Host reserves the right to decide how to proceed if any of the rules are broken.
No smoking, no pets, no illegal drugs, premises must be quiet after 10 pm, respect neighbors, no overnight guests, walk through with guest at check out .
We loved this little studio! Perfect location with its proximity to Queen's Bath and the Princeville Shopping Center. We loved having a BBQ and kitchen appliances so we didn't have to eat out all the time. Mariana and Carlos were polite and friendly hosts. Futon was surprisingly comfortable and the bathroom was great. We wi be back!
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at Mariana's. It is just as described - small but cozy, with some basic amenities and a futon bed. We made two delicious dinners (the grill was perfect for fresh fish from the Dolphin and veggies from the farmer's market), and they kindly lent us a big bowl to make a salad.
Her and her husband were incredibly accommodating when we asked if we could leave stuff in their garage when we went backpacking for a few days.
Princeville is a great location if you're looking to see north shore sights, but we were surprised to find that it's more like a gated community/planned suburb than the neighborhoods we're used to. That said, Mariana's house is beautiful and the entire area is immaculately landscaped. We had a very pleasant few days and would absolutely recommend a stay at the studio!
Great stay at Mariana's in Princeville. The room has its own private entrance near the entrance of the house but felt private. Mariana was helpful while also giving us some space/privacy. Would recommend to others.
My daughter and I enjoyed our week staying in Mariana's studio. The space was clean and cozy, the many jalousie windows let in the lovely tropical breezes, the futon was VERY COMFORTABLE for two! -- and the shower, as noted: large and wonderful. All small appliances worked like a charm, easy to prep breakfasts and lunches. Great value. Mariana was helpful in getting us the ocean gear mentioned in the listing and told us of a secret beach nearby... very newly off-limits, we learned... though at least three other beaches are within speedy to reasonable walking distance. Princeville is lovely and close to Hanalei and bigger North Shore beaches as well. (Plus: big baby albatross chicks resting in yards at this time of year; sweet!) Fret not if the weather/surf is not per your wishes on a particular day; a short one-hour drive will almost always have you in the sun. Thanks, Mariana!
Mariana and Carlos are great hosts.
Small bedroom with very comfortable futon and great bathroom and the photos of the unit are very accurate. Location is in a quiet, wonderful Princeville neighborhood just a quick walk to Queen's Bath. A great way to stay in Princeville and have access to everything at an affordable price.
I like to travel with my family to South America to visit my family and my husband's family. I am from Argentina and my husband is from Uruguay. We have two children and we enjoy seeing our kids enjoy and be part of the culture that we grew up in. We have been living in Hawaii for many years but we still miss and carry with us many of the customs that were part of our lives when we lived there.