Hanalei Bay Villa 25
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Hanalei Bay Villa 25
A perfect villa between mountain and sea… A wonderful week of rest between times of exploring majestic sights… Even the view out the kitchen window is a mountain and waterfall Georgia O'Keefe painted or at least similar to the one in Maui. Every comfort from bedding to complete kitchen… Loved seeing Waimea Canyon, Kokee, Tunnels Beach-even slippery slide to Hideaways Beach and interesting town of Hanalei. Thanks for a miraculous time in Paradise-your villa.
Jim and Julia, Chapin, SC, April 2016
This was our 10th family vacation to Kauai, and your lovely home made it our favorite! The boys surfed Tunnels, Cannons, and Hanalei Bay. We snorkeled at Hideaways Beach and Tunnels and did some fly fishing at Anini Beach. The kids swim at Queen's Bath and took a long ridge hike at Waimea. The rain didn't slow us down for a moment! We absolutely LOVE your gorgeous home with all of the personal touches and caringly equipped kitchen. We couldn't believe it when we saw the earplugs. You thought of absolutely EVERYTHING. We will definitely be back as we wouldn't stay anywhere else after experiencing HBV 25. Thank you so very much!
Jim and Diane, Laguna Niguel, CA, March 2016
We couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Princeville than HBV 25. It was perfect for our family. Loved the jungle setting, ease of getting to the beaches, and sound of the turbulent ocean (on very windy days), but glad we weren't "on" the oceanfront. Everything was here that we needed, and appreciated the beach equipment Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Kurt and Claudia, Sacramento, Feb-March 2016
What a wonderful place to spend Christmas! Started with lots of wind, rain and heavy seas but when it is in the 70s in December rain is fun! Hiked the Pihea Trail - beautiful! Also the Kalalau trail to the first beach. Biked in Kapaa on the trail. Hiked the loop at the mini golf and so much more. HBV 25 was our home away from home. Love the kitchen. Everything we needed for pots and pans and such. Snipped some herbs. Use the binoculars for whale and bird watching. Met Pesky and Peskette (red cardinals). Couldn't get them to eat out of our hands though. Love the décor, location and all the little extras. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Now to head home to snow!
Lisa and family, Massachusetts, December 2015
We have been enchanted by the island's flora, ocean, birds and your very comfortable home. We love feeding Pesky (wild cardinal). We snorkeled, hiked Waimea, and enjoyed the lanai. Tonight we are going to Tahiti Nui for live music, and sadly we are leaving tomorrow. We are going to the Allerton Botanical Gardens and the Beach House for dinner. We enjoyed the wonderful Kilauea Bakery! We enjoyed Ke'e Beach for snorkeling. This house is perfect. We are grateful for the opportunity to enjoy Hawaii from your beautiful home.
Mahalo nuiloa aloha
Karen and Ross, Columbus, OH, November 2015
What a lovely place to stay for a conference at St Regis! We ate most of our meals here at HBV 25 - just too much good stuff at the local farmers markets and a wonderfully equipped kitchen. We did enjoy dinner at Postcards and lunches from local food trucks in the Hanalei Bay area and Tiki Taco in Kapaa. We had a SUP lesson from Kayak Hanalei--Kolo was a great instructor. We hiked the Powerline Trail just 10 minutes away and enjoyed wild guava and avocado along the way. However the trail deteriorated into a big mud puddle approximately 2 miles in-oh well! The Kapaa Trail is a lovely place to ride bikes. So much to do here-- so little time. Thanks again for a comfortable well-appointed home base.
Gretchen and Glendon, Longview, WA Oct 2015
We had a great week honeymooning in Kauai and at villa number 25! It is so gorgeous here and the people are so friendly. We love cooking our own meals at the villa but also enjoyed a few meals out - specifically Bouchons Hanalei and the Mediterranean Gourmet. We would highly recommend taking an airplane tour. Josh and Angel at Wings Over Kauai are great. The catamaran to the forbidden Island, beach days, and hikes made the rest of our trip eventful and fun. We will be back!
Hanna and Caleb, South Dakota, Aug-Sep 2015
We had a wonderful stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 this week. Kauai is such a beautiful and Lush Island and we had a terrific time exploring it. From the snorkeling, boogie boarding, swimming on the beaches, to hiking the Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Trail, to ziplining and helicopter tours, we definitely made the most of our stay here. Thank you for providing us with a comfortable safe and clean home base for our adventures.
Justin and John, Ottawa, August 2015
Thanks so much! We had an incredible week on Kauai. Some of our favorites were the occasionally terrifying hike along the Napali coast, Julio's burritos in Kilauea, live music at Tahiti Nui, fantastic drinks at Calypso in Hanalei, and Rock Quarry beach. We could not have asked for a better experience-- only a few more days. Most relaxing vacation we've ever taken. Thanks again for letting us stay at your beautiful home.
Chris and Lauren, Milwaukee, June 2015
Your home is wonderful! We have been continually amazed at how well-equipped it is and how conveniently everything is positioned. And how beautiful, with all the fish decorations. We loved Pesky and Peskette (wild cardinals who come to the lanai), and Pesky actually sat on our hands. Thank you thank you.
Yvonne and Kelley, Austin, TX, May 2015
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. You have thought of everything to make us feel welcome! We had a great time once again on this amazing Island. We enjoyed the snorkeling at Tunnels and Anini. We had a wonderful time and amazing dinner at Brennecke's once again while celebrating our 12th anniversary and Steven's birthday. We hope to be back next year to enjoy your lovely home and beautiful island. Mahalo!
Steven and Sherry, Barboursville, WV, May 2015
Our first visit to Kauai and hopefully not our last! What a wonderful peaceful visit we have had on this lovely island. HBV 25 has treated us well and we want to return to her soon and all this time stay much much longer. The sea, the mountains, the flora and the fauna. Thank you, Kathy and Bob, for such a lovely space to share with the world.
Bob and Linda, Boerne, TX, March 2015
This was our first trip to Hawaii. We thoroughly enjoyed it all, but there is so much more to explore for our next time. We are really looking forward to a return trip. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home! The villa is so comfortable and well-appointed - you've thought of everything a guest might need. Some of our favorites were: mini golf and botanical garden in Kilauea, homemade smoothies using fresh local fruit, pizza at Hideaways Pizza Pub (try the yummy Garden Island), Anini Beach, and of course the sunsets! One tip: Use the provided Maikai card (on the key ring) at Foodland to save lots!
Betsy and Ned, Pepperell MA, March 2015
Winter time in Kauai! Impressive surf around the north side. We hiked from Ke'e couple miles to the next Beach along the Napali coast, also along the canyon trail into Waimea, to the falls and along the cliff-side walk at Poipu to Mahalepu Beach, and the walk along Ke'e beach. All beautiful in their own way but don't do it in flip-flops. We enjoyed the paddle board lesson at the Hanalei Waveriders. Our guide Kolo gave a lesson and talked about culture and ecosystem around Hanalei. Highly recommend the tasting menu at Hukilau Lanai in Kapaa, good beer at Foodland, good espresso at the Lei Petite Bakery at Princeville food court, and Lapperts for ice cream.
Bob and Edie, Vienna, VA, December 2014
We discovered that Kauai needs a repeat visit because I think we spent much of the time discovering what we liked best hopping from place to place. The house was great with all the essentials...especially on a stormy day... We watched a bunch of the movies and did the puzzle and cooked at home. Our favorite beach for swimming was Anini. We felt safe and like we wouldn't be swept out to sea! Tunnels had great snorkeling but parking was difficult and surf a bit rough. Hideaways just below the house was gorgeous! Filled with sea turtles to snorkel with but again, rough waters that kept us from adventuring too far out. We hiked Waimea Canyon to some small falls and swam in a swimming hole, went to Queen's Bath, visited the lighthouse, had Sunday brunch at St. Regis, shopped in Old Koloa town and visited the blow holes in Poipu. A great rainy day activity that we did was the rum tasting at Koloa Rum. We loved the fish at The Dolphin in Hanalei, the Mac-nut crusted chicken and mango vinaigrette at Hanalei Gourmet as well as their cocktails, and the coconut shrimp at Shrimp Station. We went twice! And of course the shave ice from multiple places, smoothies from Molo'oa juice bar and fresh fruit from the farmers mkt. We visited 2 farmers mkts and picked up local honey/coffee to bring home. The cafe at Common Ground was closed for renovations unfortunately... The menu online looked delicious. We also did the luau at Smiths which was a bit large and felt like a cattle herd a bit, but we still had fun. I've been to a more intimate one in Kona which I think is what I was expecting. But most importantly it was a gorgeous setting to be proposed to! (I attached a photo) Thanks again for the great communication before, during and after the trip! Much appreciated.
April and Morgan, California, October 2014
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. It was perfect in every way. It had everything we needed for our stay and a whole lot more! We loved the back porch. Some of the activities we enjoyed were hiking (Waimea Canyon and Napali coast), kayaking (Hanalei Bay) and snorkeling (Anini Beach). Best food was poke from Foodland, meals at Kalypso in Hanalei and fish tacos at Paco's tacos in Kapa'a. Mahalo!
Sebastian and Patricia, Lake Tahoe, CA, May 2014
Loved our stay in your wonderful home! Our favorite restaurants were the Garden Café at Common Ground and Tiki Iniki right here in Princeville. The five-mile loop train at the mini-golf was fun-- don't miss stopping at the Stone Dam lookout-as the mini-golf itself. We enjoyed snorkeling at Anini and Tunnels. The house was the best part. We slept so well with the vents open each night. We hope to return soon!
Jared and Diane, Livermore, CA, April 2014
Wow, am I glad I found this place on VRBO!! you had me at "herb garden". While we didn't get to do all the things we'd hoped for, we had a fantastic visit and will be back for sure. Waimea Canyon was even better than the Grand Canyon. I made herb pesto meatloaf from herbs in the garden, and using the food processor in the unusually well equipped kitchen. Hate to leave but Alaska Airlines can always bring us back.
Randall and Cheryl, Templeton, CA, September 2013
Thank you for creating this special place on the magical island of Kauai! Our family has been fortunate to visit Kauai many times and we all agree-- this is our favorite home away from home on the island. Mahalo for everything!
Leslie and family, Escalon, CA, September 2013
Second visit here and stay at your beautiful villa. So glad we stayed a full week this time. Thank you for your hospitality and use again of this hidden gem. Loved the time on the deck, the views, the kitchen facilities where we prepared some wonderful meals using local seafood. Breakfast rolls at the North Shore store, runs on Hanalei Bay; walks at Tunnels beach; awesome hike to the falls!
Chris and Christina, Henderson, NV, May 2013
Another great visit to Kauai! We loved your place and can't wait to come back!
Claire, Jason, and Emily, Tucson, AZ, April 2013
By chance we found HBV #25 on the net and it's turned into a great find! We felt so relaxed and at home during our stay. Thank you so much for having us!
Ryan, New Zealand, April 2013
I just wanted to say thank you again for letting us stay in your home the last week of March. We had an incredible time. Your villa was amazing, and so comfortable and relaxing. We did watch Jurassic Park ( with the kids who'd never seen it ) one afternoon when it was raining.
I was so happy your kitchen was stocked with awesome cookware, and spices, etc. We cooked every night, so whenever we come back to Kauai, we will want to stay in your home again. Thanks also for the laundry soap, and soap for the bathrooms. Really, your house was so well stocked it was amazing (especially when we compare it to other places we've stay in the past). You both are clearly considerate to your guests, and you made our trip so much better than it already was.
Ashley and Chris, Boise, ID, March 2013
We love coming back to your villa-- the perfect location on Kauai. Our toughest decision each day was which beach to visit. So many choices! We saw many rainbows and whale spouts from the front door, and loved walking across the street to the bluff in front of the villa each evening to see the sunset colors while sipping a glass of wine. We'll be back again soon.
Lou and Bill, Chapel Hill, NC, February 2013
Perfect hosts and perfect villa-- so well designed and well and thoughtfully equipped. The best place we have rented. Had a fab time despite some rain. Hiked, snorkeled, went to gardens and beaches and farmers markets. Mahalo for everything and aloha.
Lois and Ron, Vancouver, January 2013
Thank you for another wonderful stay at your villa. As always, every detail from the grill to the boogie boards made our stay very enjoyable.
Jack and Jennifer, Alexandria, VA, December 2012
Absolutely perfect location and a fabulous experience! Thank you for your well stocked villa and attention to detail-- loved the geckos! We enjoyed watching your DVD "The Descendents" then going to Hanalei pier and town. Anini Beach is gorgeous. Hope to return.
Laura and Fernando, Santa Barbara CA, October 2013
This was the best trip ever! Your home has so many special touches that add to comfort and beauty to make a truly "Hawaiian experience!" We loved cooking many fish and Kauai shrimp dishes in your well-equipped kitchen. Loved kayaking and hiking to Secret Falls, snorkeling Anini Beach, watching sunsets across the street, biking the path along the coast at Kapa'a, offshore fishing using Breakaway Charters, operated by Jeff Steiner (808-635-9456). We'll be back soon!
Joe and Sharon, Live Oak, FL, September 2012
Mahalo nui loa for a wonderful home during our Kauai vacation. You have created a beautiful. Comfortable space that has all a vacationing family needs! On our don't-miss-it list are: Lapperts ice cream (Princeville Center), the Tavern (Prince Golf Club), Chicken in a Barrel (Kapa'a), and the Feral Pig (Lihue); Safari helicopter tour; Secret Beach; and lomi lomi massage at Aunty Angeline's, a truly relaxing and holistic experience.
Dave and Beadsie, Silver Spring, MD, August 2012
This was certainly not our first visit to Kauai but it may have been our best. We felt completely at home in your beautifully decorated and exceptionally well equipped villa. The little herb and salad garden was a real treat. We enjoy eating in, so it was a bonus to have a supply of fresh ingredients right out the back door. Thanks for being so helpful and accommodating.
Bari and Nina, Cottonwood Heights, UT, July-August, 2012
Hanalei Bay Villa 25- perfect location, mountain waterfalls, ocean sunsets. Your home is lovely, relaxing, and complete with all our needs met, from Wi-Fi to adorable earplugs. Kathy, you are a wonderful hostess answering all phone calls and emails. The home notes were most helpful. We loved the mountain waterfall view, the ocean sunsets, and the Nene geese flying by the lanai.
Marie and Pete, New Jersey, June 2012
Thanks so much for allowing us to stay here. It is beautiful and so homey. My newlywed daughter and hubby were in amazement at the beauty and diversity of this island as I always am. They thank you for allowing their last-minute visit. It's a memory that will live forever. This place of yours is heavenly for foody people. We enjoyed cooking and exploring everything Kauai has to offer. (still in progress). Thanks for everything and hope to be a return guest soon. Mahalo.
Pam and Robert, May 2012
For our 1st time in Kauai we are amazed and blessed that we came across this beautiful location --your wonderful villa. Wow! We really enjoyed the quiet late afternoons at the villa and restful evenings. Location is perfect- thanks for the use of the fresh herbs--great w/ butterfish and ono. We hope you never let this treasure go... and that you'll allow us to return often.
Chris and Christina, Henderson, Nevada, April 2012
Staying in this beautiful villa helped make our trip to Kauai very special. It was a wonderful place from which to explore this fabulous island. Thank you for this lovely comfortable home that provided us and our adult children with a very memorable vacation.
Madeleine and Norman, Cheverly, MD, April 2012
Thanks for sharing this beautiful home with us once again. This is our second stay here, so coming back felt like "coming home". Seeing all the birds and lush plants and flowers felt fabulous. This time we discovered Limahuli Gardens, botanical gardens on the way to Ke'e Beach. Visited it twice and loved every moment. We'll be back!!
Diana and Bob, California, January 2012
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. What an awesome stay! The only disappointment is that we have to leave. Thank you thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
David and Kathy, Baltimore, MD, January 2012
Had a fantastic time on this spectacular island. Your villa is so comfortable and homey and the views are breathtaking. Love the way you've decorated with geckos, fish, etc. We had a wonderful time! Thank you.
Andrea and family, Lennox Head, AUS, October 2011
We had a marvelous stay at your beautiful villa. You provided lots of thoughtful items. Everything we needed was here. Love your guidebook collection and videos. Thank you so much!
Vicki and family, Santa Cruz, CA, October 2011
We love Kauai and can't stay away from this place! This was our 5th stay at this vacation rental, so now we are quite familiar with Kauai's north shore and all that it has to offer. We enjoy staying active, and it is the perfect home base from which to enjoy kayaking, beaching, bicycling, stand-up paddling, walking, swimming, or just reading a book on the beach. We prefer cooking meals at home rather than eating out, taking advantage of all the wonderful produce offered at the farmers markets, and the variety of fresh seafood at Foodland and fish markets. This house has a great kitchen, and even an herb garden, which we used frequently. We even ate ripe papayas, picked from the back yard. We especially like this home because as a stand-alone, we don't share any walls with neighbors. The knock-out view of the ocean from the front door, and the sunset views from the bluff across the street are 2 more great reasons. The place is bright and airy, all the furniture is very comfortable, in excellent shape, and well-situated; the lighting is well thought out (including reading lights for each bed) and the wall decorations are fun and cheery. It's clear that the owners care about their place and pay attention to details. They treat their renters well, and particularly repeat renters. We are already planning our next trip!
Enrique and Gene, Washington DC, September 2011
Sadly we reach the end of our time in Kauai. We have had a great time, and have totally enjoyed staying at HBV #25. I have to say-- I couldn't think of a better place to be on Kauai. To future visitors: this is a wonderful house and home base from which to enjoy all of Kauai! we look forward to returning.
Nick and family, Cambridge, UK, August 2011
We love it here! Your home was perfect for our family vacation to Kauai! What a treat to have windows open all the time. It is so peaceful. Your villa is perfectly stocked with everything-- for all kinds of needs. we enjoyed the farmers markets, helicopter tour of the islands, snorkeling at Tunnels Beach, hiking the Kalalau trail, riding bikes along the beach in Kapaa. Had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Doug, Paula, and family, Allen, TX, July 2011
This was our second stay in Hanalei Bay Villa #25 after 12 years. It was everything we had loved it for the first time (perfect location, breathtaking view) and more. Kathy and Bob had foreseen our every need, from the perfectly equipped kitchen to snorkeling gear to our own private herb and lettuce garden out back. Everything was in perfect working order and we needed to buy only our food. One of the best things was "the book" that the owners had compiled over the years with tips for how to make the most of our stay. We will definitely be back again and it won't take another 12 years!
Barbara, David and friends, Alexandria, VA, July 2011
We totally enjoyed our stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25! It was nice to be in a house rather than a typical condo where walls are shared with other units. There were breathtaking views out every window. We appreciated that the kitchen had everything we needed to cook at home rather than eat in restaurants. With fresh produce available from farmers markets, and fresh local fish available from Foodland, and with the herb garden in the back yard, we had some spectacular meals. The villa was bright and airy, beds and other furniture were so comfortable, the place was very clean, all appliances worked well. It was a perfect home base from which to explore the whole island. Driving to the west side, seeing Waimea Canyon and other west and south-side sights could easily be done within a day. We enjoyed hiking the Napali trail, a helicopter ride, botanical gardens, kayaking across Hanalei Bay, and at the end of each day, drink in hand, watching a spectacular sunset over the ocean from the bluff in front of the villa.
Margaret and Mike, Washington DC, June 2011
After staying on the south shore, sleeping in our car during a tsunami evacuation, coming in your front door was welcoming bliss! The beauty enveloped us in peace. Mom and I love this place! The sunset across the street became our ritual, bonding over ono wraps, moments of rainbows, baby albatross... Mom loved looking out your windows, watering the herb garden, puttering. A special place, a special time. Mahalo!
Joyce and Joyce, San Francisco Bay Area, March 2011
This was our second time to this Hanalei Bay Villa, and it was even better than the first. We've traveled extensively and are particular about conveniences such as a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sturdy furniture, good mattresses, ventilation, natural and artificial light, including reading lights in the bedrooms. This was the first time that we did not have to go out to buy something for the house. The house met all our requirements and more. It is perfectly located with a wonderful view of the ocean from the front door and lush tropical foliage with a mountain backdrop from the rear lanai where we enjoyed most meals. We liked the thoughtful extras, such as books on flora, fauna, and geology of the Hawaiian islands, the herb garden (which we used extensively), the free long-distance calling, large TV with lots of cable channels. We enjoyed bicycling and walking around Princeville, the farmers markets, snorkeling at Hideaways beach, walking around Hanalei Bay, the albatross mating dances, the ocean overlook across the street where we could see surfers and breaching whales (and meet the neighbors for sunset cocktails). The Villa is an easy walk to the St. Regis hotel and the public beach in front, but far enough from the hotel that noise was not an issue. A great vacation home. We'll be back!
Karl and Carrol, Washington DC, February 2012
Mahalo Kathy and Bob! "Topping off" our visit to Kauai with a stay in your lovely villa was perfect. We love the many beautiful amenities and the ambiance of Hanalei Bay Villa 25, and hope to return here on our next visit to this, our very favorite island. Limahuli Gardens is wonderful and loved seeing the albatross nests again!
Mary and Paul, Port Ludlow, WA, January 2011
We enjoyed our week here with our family. You have thought of everything to make guests comfortable. We have visited Oahu, the Big Island, and Kauai... Kauai is hands-down the most beautiful!
Bobbie and Patrick, Alexandria, VA, December 2010
Our second stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was even better than the last! Love the beautiful new kitchen & bath -- your villa has all the amenities of home and more. We can't imagine a more ideal base for exploring this exceptional island. We love everything about being here-- everything. Looking forward to visit #3 soon!
Mahalo & hau'oli makahiki hou!!!
MacRae & Matt, Alexandria, VA, December 2010
We love it here! It's our 4th time at Hanalei Bay Villa 25. As always, everything was perfect-comfortable, with all the conveniences of home. We like to cook and the kitchen has everything we need. Beds are very comfortable, everything in great condition, kitchen and master bath recently remodeled. We'll be back many times.
Enrique and Gene, Washington DC, September-October 2010
Our second stay here @ Hanalei Bay Villa 25 and once again, everything was wonderful. The relaxation was just what we needed. A few of our favorite things… Hanalei Bay beach for swimming (the water is so clear and the sand so soft), Friday nights at the Princeville Hotel Lounge with live music. Thanks again-we love it here.
Jennifer and Tim, Aspen, CO, August 2010
Our second visit to Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was just as wonderful as the first. Thank you so much! We enjoyed snorkeling at Tunnels (we saw 4 sea turtles!), hiking the first 6 miles of the Kalalau, riding on Captain Sundown's boat, bathing in the secret lava pools, eating lots of ahi rolls from the Hanalei Dolphin Fish Market. The accommodation was the best! There are geckos everywhere, you just have to look around carefully. I saw 4 or 5 in all. We hope to return someday.
Nancy, Pete and Cameron, Cold Spring, NY, July 2010
What a wonderful place to be our home in Kauai. Kathy and Bob thought of all that we would need to have and to know. I love the décor. We enjoyed being able to cook at home and take in the sunset. Here are some of our favorite things: 1) Frosty at Banana Joe's; 2)Sugarloaf or 'Aina Supersweet pineapple; 3) A large tropical bouquet from the farmers market; 4) hike to Hanakapiai Beach with a refreshing dip at Ke'e afterwards; 5) Snorkeling at Poipu Beach & Tunnels. I'm out of room before I'm out of favorites. Thanks so much. We'll be back!
Jan, Ralph and Jacob, Boulder, CO, June 2010
this is our last night here. . . oh, I wish we could stay longer but that's a good reason to come back again! Your place is amazing, beautiful and very, very cozy. Our little boy is mesmerized by the gecko collection on the wall. The weather has been dramatic --- we had plenty of rain and plenty of sunshine. we have been swimming at least 3 times a day, trying to get to as many beaches as possible. THANK YOU for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful house, we so much enjoy the house, the view, the roosters, the ocean, even the rain is enjoyable !!! Kauai is the best island of all, here is such a peace, calmness and serenity. . .
Jo and family, Sunnyvale, CA, August 2010
I want to let you know how absolutely wonderful your home is!!! We loved every moment of staying there and complimented your decorating, the wonderful bedding, great kitchen, fabulous herb garden (we did enjoy using some of your basil) and of course the fabulous views on a daily basis. We also greatly appreciated the ability to check in early and depart later than normal. For sure we will look forward to returning to Hanalei Bay Villa 25. Again, Mahalo nui loa.
Bobbie and family, Oahu HI, July 2010
Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your Princeville retreat. It felt very much like home, and we could sense (somehow) your subtle touches that show how much you must love the place. The secure internet connection was very much appreciated and helped us plan and keep on top of our scheduled activities on Kauai. We hope that you hang on to this place. We want to get back.
Ralph and Jan, Boulder, CO, July 2010
We had a simply wonderful time at HBV #25. It is a magical place - we cannot wait to return.
Tim and family, San Fran, CA, March 2010
In early January, I went to Hawaii for the first time since 1978. I stayed on Kauai, at Hanalei Bay Villa 25, for the first couple weeks, then took a cruise from Honolulu to visit the four major Hawaiian Islands. The cruise only reinforced my feeling that Kauai is the most enchanting of the islands, and I especially loved Kauai's north shore. HBV 25 made the time there even more special; it felt like home from the moment I crossed the threshhold: comfortable, clean, well-equipped, well-maintained, and with lots of personal touches. I also love to cook and was delighted with the herb garden in the back yard. To get acquainted with Kauai, I made full use of the wide selection of guidebooks and other books about the island which the owners have put at the disposal of the guests. They also have a guest book in which former visitors have recorded comments and suggestions, and many of those were useful too. The roosters provide wake-up calls in the morning, birds sing all day long, the ocean is clearly visible from the front door, toasting the sunset was our late afternoon ritual on the bluff across the street, and no matter where you are on Kauai, the mountains are there, too, even from the back lanai of the villa. It was the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Kauai! I can't wait to go back.
Amadora from MD, March 2010
A week in paradise-- what can we say. The weather was perfect and your place was perfect-- great views, comfortable, all the conveniences. We love your new kitchen. Thank you!
the St. Louis group, Jan, 2010
Thank you for another wonderful stay. We look forward to our next visit. Your house provides such wonderful and warm accomodations.
Jack and Jennifer, Alexandria, VA, November, 2009
Thank you guys very much for renting your beautifulplace to us. We really don't wanna leave, although we are very excited to come back! The view from the back is amazing, and the ocean view from the front door is breathtaking. I enjoyed sitting on the lanai and taking in the outstanding scenery. Thanks again for the great hospitality.
TC, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 2009
We can't thank you enough for sharing your beautiful home. We travel a lot and Hanalei Bay Villa 25 has been by far the most comfortable place we have ever stayed. We enjoyed just sitting on the patio and taking in the outstanding scenery. We look forward to coming back next summer and staying much longer.
Terri and Tanner, Phoenix, AZ, Sep. 2009
What a wonderful place to stay! Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is so breezy and bright-windows all around-- comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. Lots of personal touches. We cooked our own dinners most of the time. The kitchen had everything we needed, and there was even an herb garden in the backyard which we used often. It's so nice to stay in a house as opposed to the typical condo. We'll be back for sure.
Beth and Bruce, Minneapolis, MN, August 2009
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We had such an amazing honeymoon. Hanalei Bay Villa #25 had everything we needed and more. We loved every minute of our stay and will most definitely be back.
Love, Julie and Jared, Hamden, CT, August 2009
Thank you so much, Kathy and Bob. We absolutely enjoyed staying at the villa. The view is amazing and the bed is so comfy. We didn't spend much time indoor but we enjoyed everything at the house. Hard to say bye to this beautiful place but we'll be back.
Yinuo and Roman, Houston, TX, August 2009
What a wonderful holiday! Thank you, Kathy, for all your friendly and helpful emails before we decided to stay here. We really wanted to make sure the location and accommodation were perfect and we found it here-MAHALO! We appreciated all the attention to detail, especially loved the old, classical movies to enjoy in the evenings with a glass of wine. #1: "South Pacific". We've already decided to return, hopefully soon, to Hanalei Bay Villa 25.
Helen and Sayiori, Tokyo, Japan, August 2009
I have had an amazing and unforgettable experience during my stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25. It is so easy to feel comfortably at home here. Thank you.
Suzanne, Laguna Beach, CA, July 2009
What a great 2 weeks we had at Hanalei Bay Villa 25!! Having the villa was fantastic-- having the whole house to ourselves and a grill to cook on, and so many other conveniences, like snorkel equipment. Thanks so much!
Patty and Jeff, Dartmouth, Mass., May 2009
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home and island with us. We spent the beginning of our vacation at the Hyatt in Poipu which paled in comparison to Hanalei Bay Villa 25. We look forward to returning.
Joel & Allison, Cleveland, OH, April 2009
Thank you for such a well appointed villa. We had a wonderful time in your lovely home! We loved the sunsets on your lookout and waking to those crazy roosters. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 made our wonderful Kauai vacation easy. Mahalo!
Keith, Cindy, Nikki, & Ally, Westminster, Colorado, March-April 2009
Kathy and Bob, Thanks for a fantastic home base from which to explore the north shore. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was so well stocked we couldn't believe it-- from Hawaiian CD's to a fabulous DVD collection, and a very complete selection of books about Kauai. We could not have asked for more...
Ale and Andy, Campbell, California, March 2009
You have an absolutely beautiful place. We visit Hawaii every year (Pali Ke Kua last year) and we think Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is best place yet. We hope to come back around this time next year. Your place has everything anyone needs and makes one feel right at home.
Tom and Doug, Kelowna, B.C., Canada, Jan. 2009
What lovely, comfortable, and spotless accommodations! With the bonus of both ocean and mountain views! Your interior décor is so fitting and tasteful, while outside, nature offers colorful feasts for the eyes. Our sincere thanks for providing such a beautiful, comfortable home for us to enjoy… we will always remember the beauty of Kauai, the scenic location of your villa.
Ellen et al from Kearney, Nebraska, Jan. 2009
Had a wonderful time; weather was perfect! We've been coming to Kauai for about 10 years and Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is by far our favorite. Walking distance to 3 wonderful beaches, we hardly used our car! Sunsets across the street were romantic. We loved your grill… cooked the best filet mignon on it.
Deborah, Sean and Francesca, Pleasant Hill, CA, Nov-Dec 2008
To say we had a wonderful time on our honeymoon in Hanalei Bay Villa 25 would be a vast understatement. Thank you for providing everything necessary to enjoy this magnificent vacation, one that we will surely never forget. …This was by far the best vacation we've taken, and a wonderful way to extend the joy & love after our wedding day. We would come back in a heartbeat.
Howie and Jen, Los Angeles, Nov 2008
We had a special visit again to Hawaii, and sharing your home in Kauai made it even more beautiful. Of the several places that we have rented in Hawaii as well as those on the mainland, Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is at the top of our list. All the "extras" made it perfect for us. We utilized your DVD, book collection and three-ringed binder to enhance our visit. Loved all the guide books and especially the geology book. And also a special thanks for all the snorkel and beach stuff on lower level. We especially liked the use of the outdoor grill. With the restaurant and lounge at the Bay Resort closed as well as the Princeville Hotel, the grill was used nearly nightly. We really would like to return to the area again in the future and rent from you.
Mel and Sally, Denver, CO, Nov. 2008
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. My husband & I had a wonderful time & your house was perfect! It was so bright, cheery, and comfortable. We really appreciate all of the amenities you provided (esp. the beach chairs, snorkeling gear, & boogie boards), it made our stay that much nicer. And it was such a treat to be in such a comfortable home …it was really hard to leave your house! Thank you again for providing us so much information prior to our arrival. I was a little paranoid about booking something blindly off the internet but it worked out better than we could have hoped for! Thank you so much for being so accommodating. We really hope to return again sometime in the next couple of years. We look forward to the opportunity to stay at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 again, it really was perfect.
Jennifer, Aspen, CO, Oct. 2008
This place was perfect! We loved looking out the front door and seeing the blue ocean. Almost every evening we walked across the street to watch the sunset over the ocean, with the Bali Hai in clear view. The guide books say this is one of the best sunset views on the island and they're right. We enjoyed eating meals on the upper lanai-at breakfast enjoying the mountain views and listening to birds, and at dinner turning on the rope light along the lanai railing for low lighting. We love to cook, and the kitchen had all the equipment we needed, including an electric grill on the lanai, and even a small herb garden in the back yard. The place is bright and airy and furnished very comfortably. You can tell the owners take pride in making sure guests are comfortable. The place offered a lot of little extras -like beach chairs, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, flat screen HDTV, DVD library, free wi-fi internet-- that when put together made it a super place to stay. The lower lanai is tiled and has a basket swing which we enjoyed using. What a charming place and great vacation. We'll definitely be staying at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 again! Aloha!
Gene and Enrique, Washington, DC, Sept. 2008
We've been to the Hawaiian Islands 11 times in the past 12 years. We've stayed at the Grand Wailei and the Hilton Hawaiian Village as well as other condos. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 has now become our favorite. You are really thoughtful in the way you keep your home for all your patrons to enjoy!! Thank you. We will be back.
The Reynolds, Issaquag, WA, August 2008
We love this gorgeous home! Thank you, Kathy and Bob, for thinking of everything to make us cozy, comfy and happy! We have visited North Shore Kauai several times, but never stayed anywhere that felt so good. This is the best vacation we ever had!
Diana and Bob, Aptos, CA, July 2008
Everything about the house was exceptionally good and exceeded our expectations (which were high given all the great information and photos on your web site). We considered changing the locks and not leaving! It was VERY clean upon arrival. It was our first trip to Hawaii but we all fell in love with it and hope to get back again. If so, we would not hesitate to rent Hanalei Bay Villa 25 again. In fact, for Kauai we would not even look elsewhere if your house was available. We loved the d‚cor, the location, and it had absolutely everything we could imagine.
Peter and family, Cold Spring, NY, July 2008
We had an amazing honeymoon here in Kauai! The house is beautiful; it was exactly what we needed and well beyond our expectations! There are so many fabulous activities to do here! We snorkeled at Hideaways Beach, watched the sunset at Princeville, ate fresh ahi at the Dolphon, witnessed dolphons playing at Kalihiwai, and so much more! We can't wait to come back and relive these memories!
Jenifer and David, Tucson, AZ, June 2008
This accomodation is filled with a lot of various things, A lot of lovely fishes, a lot of high-sense furnitures, a lot of sunshine, a lot of birds singing, a lot of breath taking views, and a lot of our family's smile. Everything made us happy!!
Takao and family, Tokyo, Japan, June 2008
I don't think there's a word in the English language that adequately describes this place. We were on sensory overload from the moment we arrived. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is so incredibly beautiful and comfortable, and couldn't be more perfectly situated with the ocean view out the front and the mountains out the back. We enjoyed all the sights, sounds (yes, even those pesky roosters), the aromas - everything was so exotic and peaceful. We had a great time exploring all the points of interest on a drive around the island, and the snorkeling was better than we had experienced on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. We especially enjoyed the kayaking - it worked out great to rent the kayaks around 4 pm one day, play around in Hanalai Bay and then beach them on the beach near the Princeville Hotel. The morning kayaking was phenomenal - especially when we rode the wave in at the entrance to the river. The highlight of each day was sharing the sunsets with other guests and residents right out on the overlook across from the house. What a unique social event. Your place is so well outfitted - we didn't need anything that you hadn't thought to provide. Thank you so much for sharing this island paradise with us. We will definitely be coming back.
Susan and George, St. Louis, MO, June 2008
We had a wonderful time in Kauai, and Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was just perfect for us, with all the comforts of home. We love the view of the ocean from the front door, and the trees and mountains in the back. We hope to return someday.
Alice and Sean, Portland, OR, Jan. 2007
We truly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. The scenery is breathtaking and truly a world of its own. The beaches around the island are all amazing, especially for swimming and snorkeling, which we love to do! We hope to come back to Kauai one day. Paradise is truly on earth. Thanks for sharing yours with us!
Luc and Louis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 2007
Thank you ever so much for sharing your home with us. We truly felt at home here from the first moment. Everything was comfortable and you thought of all the important extras (beach mats, laundry, etc.) Waking up to the roosters, the sound of morning rain, was wonderful! We will miss the geckos, our evening friends! The beauty of this area is unmatched. The Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley, Kalalau Trail are pure natural beauty. We enjoyed Glass Beach (sea glass lover's heaven) and Twisted Metal on the south shore. Snorkeling at Tunnels was breathtaking-shallow clear water with fish everywhere. Shave ice at Paradise Shave Ice in Hanalei, Papaya Natural Foods in Hanalei, Blossoming Lotus vegan restaurant in Kapa'a were our favorite food stops. I Hope with all my heart that we can return! Thank you again.
Sarah and Elmer, San Rafael, CA, November 2007
Once again we say thank you for sharing your home. We truly enjoyed all the new things in the house-the bed, TV, stove, dishwasher. The weather cooperated with us this October, so we had some wonderful beach days. Thanks for letting us "come home" once more.
Betty and Ted, Austin, TX, October 2007
Thank you sooo much for allowing us to honeymoon in your villa! We had an awesome week in Kauai. The scenery was unbelievable. We went horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, etc. Our favorite was the Zipline tour. We hope to make it back to Kauai in the future. Thanks for everything!
Dan and Miranda, Oviedo, FL, Sept. 2007
Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was great, all the room we needed. Felt like home. Views from the lanai are spectacular. Thank you for sharing with us!
Sam and Luanne, Aliso Viejo, CA, August 2007
What a wonderful time we have had in this lovely home. Everything we needed was here. We hate to leave, but hopefully we'll be back. Mahalo and Aloha!
Kevin, Jack, Teri, Calabasas, CA, August 2007
Thank you for sharing Hanalei Bay Villa 25 with our family. Don't change anything. Kauai is a paradise from the beaches to the rain forest. The sea life at Ke'e beach to Hanalei Bay, Poipu, Lydgate and Salt Pond we great for our 8-year-old grandson. The rain every night was quite a treat being from So. California.
Tradio, Alina, and Peter, San Gabriel, CA, August 2007
What an AMAZING time we had in Kauai!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would add more exclamation points, but I think you get the picture. Kauai beyond exceeded our expectations -- the beauty, the activities, the beaches....it was all so wonderful. Our stay on Kauai was made all the more special because of our lodging at Hanalei Bay Villa 25. The location on Kauai's incredible north shore is stunning and SO convenient. We hiked, swam, snorkeled, relaxed, shopped....we will definitely, for sure, totally be back. The friends we traveled with have also been to Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu, and they told us that Kauai is hands-down their favorite island they've visited, and that it's the most beautiful one they've visited, too. We can't WAIT to return!!! We loved your place, it was just perfect for our needs, and the location was ideal. Aside from a day trip to Waimea Canyon, we never left the North Shore (not really seeing any need to after that...). I also wanted to mention -- in case someone (like I did!) asks you about it -- that we found the best shopping for authentic, non-cheesy souvenirs was in the shopping center in Kilauea; and, surprisingly, in the lobby of the Princeville Hotel where a different local craftsmen per night sells his or her products. We toured Na Aina Kai botanical gardens -- a 2.5 hour guided tour that was really fun and very informative. The gardens were beautiful, too, I would definitely recommend them. The whole experience was a big hit, and THEY have a really wonderful gift shop, too.
MacRae from Alexandria, VA, August 2007
Kathy, we had a great stay in Kauai and really enjoyed Hanalei Bay Villa 25 . We recommend Na Pali coast hikes, sunset at Princeville beach and at the Living Room bar at the Princeville Hotel, snorkel at Tunnels beach and Hideaways, and boogie boarding at Kalihiwai beach. Enjoyed the Waimea Canyon lookouts,the local seafood. It was all wonderful. We are already looking forward to our next trip!
Paul from San Mateo, CA, June 2007
We just returned from 10 days in your place and loved it. Thanks so much for all the extras-- the guidebooks, snorkel equipment, binoculars, grill, plus tips and your suggestions made our stay so much better.
Comments: Best snorkeling--Hideaways and Tunnels. Great windsurfing lessons at Anini Beach. Ke'e beach--too crowded. Prince golf course good but overpriced. Great hikes at Ke'e Beach/Na Pali Coast and at the end of paved road in Waimea Canyon at lookout. We rented Kayaks and did the Hanalei river, my husband and oldest went on out into the bay and had fun with that.
Restaurants: Kalypso Restaurant is still good, Coconuts (in Kapa'a) is very good as is Hanalei Gourmet and Princeville Resort living room (bar) for appetizers, drinks, and sunsets. Hanalei Dolphin is overpriced based on food and service.. so is Bali Hai. Smith's luau is OK-- I understand that it's best on the island. Sunsets are wonderful. Spa at Princeville nice-- great fitness center.
Bill, Debbie, Christy and Allison, Carrolton, GA, June 2007
After planning a wedding for almost two years, a honeymoon on Kauai was just what we needed. What a fantastic location! We loved Hideaways Beach and Hanalei Bay. The Na Pali coast was breathtaking as was Waimea Canyon. The villa provided everything we needed. The sunsets across the street were magnificent-- they made our friends and family at home so jealous!
Heather and Jared, Boston, MA, June 2007
We had the most fabulous time here and will be coming back next year for sure. We hiked the trail 2 miles in at Ke'e Beach (end of road). It was a tough hike but beautiful. We loved Anini Beach. We ate at the Hanalei Cafe at the Princeville Hotel, Post Cards in Hanalei, CJ's in the shopping center, and restaurant in Hanalei Bay Resort. All were fabulous. This is such a beautiful spot and home. We felt right at home and loved the bed and other furnishings. Appreciated the thoughtfulness of the owners with all the amenities we could want or need at Hanalei Bay Villa 25. Most of all the beauty of Kauai and on vacation with my wonderful husband has been the best!
Lynn and Jack, May 2007
I just spent a wonderful week in your Beautiful Hanalei Bay Villa 25 . Your house was very comfortable and and well equipped, meeting our every need for a perfect vacation. I look forward to returning next year with a longer stay. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful home.
Cindy, May 2007 Thank you for your kindness and helpful advice. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon on our first trip to the islands. We loved Hanalei Bay Villa 25 . We stayed 4 sunny days in Poipu before heading north and experiencing morning tropical rains. We definitely could stay here forever. For future guests, check out the Polynesian Cafe for fantastic fish, and consider a Na Pali coast tour out of Port Allen.
Janelle and Brian, Tucson AZ, April 2007
Kathy and Bob, you have a beautiful house. Thanks for alowing us to be your guest at Hanalei Bay Villa 25 .
We awoke this morning to the sweet smells and sounds of a tropical rainstorm-- a grand way to enjoy my birthday. Love the lush vibrant and rustic feel of Hanalei. Our expectations were exceeded regarding the villa, from the panoramic views tot he lookout across the street. Love the spacious and airy floorplan as well. A relaxing retreat indeed.
Jonathan, Nicole, Kiarra and Kody, from Arcata CA, Feb. 07
This was the ideal vacation for "getting away from it all." There was plenty to do if we felt energetic, and high quality loafing if we didn't. We enjoyed the snorkling, kayaking, and hiking. The beaches were beautiful, each with a different look and personality, from the elegant Princeville Hotel beach with all it facilities to the more remote ones, which we had all to ourselves. The whale-watching was great, and the rainbows wonderful. The tourism literature and written information you provided allowed us to enjoy Hanalei the way the locals do--we knew where everything was, how to get there, and how to do it.
Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was really special, with its spacious living area, efficient layout, and attractive decor. It's obvious you have invested a lot of "pride of ownership" in it, and it felt like home rather than a hotel or rental unit. And the view isn't bad, with the blue Pacific in the front and a vibrant green jungle and mountains from the rear deck.
We have traveled the world over the past four decades, and although it was all interesting, there are only a few places we would return to at any opportunity: Italy, Greece, Thailand, South Africa, and now we're adding Kauai. We'll be back!
Bill & Lou Ann, Saint Helena, CA, February 2007
This is a wonderful place-- our second time staying here. We have been all over the Hawaiian Islands and the Kauai north shore is the best. We love the natural beauty, the lushness, the weather, the beaches, everything. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is perfect-- felt like our home. We especially enjoyed our sunset routine across the street and walking to our favorite beach, Hideaways. The house is convent to the Hanalei Dolphin fish market, tennis, groceries, etc. A truely wonderful vacation at a time when we needed it most. Now it's back to winter in DC. Mahalo!
Ed and Kathleen, Washington, D.C., December 2006
We have been here for 8 nights and it has been a wonderful vacation. The sights and views are gorgeous. The waterfall and ocean views from the villa were beautiful. Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was great. Thanks for sharing. This has been our second honeymoon, which we will never forget.
Pamela and David, California, MD, November 2006
Your place is beautiful and well furnished. There are so many potential activities on Kauai and not enough time. Thank you so much for sharing your great place.
Becki and Jesse Havard, Highland, MD, September 2006
This was our first trip to Hawaii and it certainly won't be our last. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place! Hanalei Bay Villa 25 is lovely with an incredible view from every window. We really appreciated our thoughtfulness in seeing to every need that might arise. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this lovely place with us.
Lucy and David, Napa, CA, September 2006
This was our first trip to Kauai and we loved every minute of it. The villa felt like our home away from home and we were sorry we had to leave. The highlights of our trip were many. We are looking forward to a return trip and hope to stay at the villa again. Mahalo!
Jess and Nick, Columbus, OH, September 2006
The views from the villa and around the island were breathtaking! We had a wonderful time visiting a different beach every day-- so fortunate to have such beautiful weather. It was nice to come back to such a comfortable place after our long days. Thank you.
The Smiths from Boston, MA, June-July 2006
This was truly a memorable trip. Every morning awakening to the sound of roosters crowing, or the gentle beat of rain, every day somewhere new to travel to, every evening a sunset across the street. The location of the house couldn't be better. In one direction the Princeville Hotel and Hanalei Bay and all the opportunities it offers (kayaking, snorkeling, beaches, boats, surfing) and in the other a secluded beach around every turn... all of this behind the backdrop of mountains brimming with waterfalls. Relaxation comes whether you want it or not. I especially enjoyed the perfect cycles of tropical weather, and eating the exotic fruits, vegetables and seafood, all of this while in the company of beloved friends and family.
Westley from Stillwater, OK, May 2006
Words fail to express the love and joy this island holds. Who would expect a free meditation lesson by a passerby on the road? This is our fourth stay on Kauai and each time it changes my outlook on life. I am very grateful to Kathy and Bob for sharing this wonderful home with us. It's all good! We will be back.
Deborah and Gary from Severna Park, MD, March-April 2006
What a wonderful time we've had here! After looking forward to this month in Kauai throughout most of 2005, we found it and HBV #25 not only met but exceeded our expectations. Some favorite places - Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, Hanalei Bay, and everything between here and the end of the road at Ke'e. Some favorite things to do-- whale watching, bird watching (especially albatross nesting), snorkeling, slack key guitar concerts, farmers' markets, and sunsets across the street, at Barking Sands, and at Ke'e Beach. Visiting relatives were enchanted by Kauai and delighted--as we have been--at what a lovely place HBV#25 is, with its beautiful setting and all the comforts of home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
David and Shauna from Washington, DC, January-February 2006
A week at this lovely villa was hardly enough! we spent much of our time snorkeling down at Hideaways Beach, the turtles and seals awesome to swim with! Matt enjoys surfing the Bay, especially Waicoco's. We loved cooking in the well-equipped kitchen each day. We really appreciated all of your terrific books on Kauai. We hope to come and stay again.
Kristin and Mathew from Santa Cruz, CA, December 2005-January 2006
What a week of activity! We started it snorkeling at Ke'e Beach. Best snorkeling spot so far. Princeville Resort snorkeling too shallow; Poipu Beach very nice but the current was strong. The trek to the Waimea Canyon was well worth it. It IS the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" complete with colors and texture to rival the other Grand Canyon. The Kilauea Lighthouse was an especially pleasant visit--birds, whales, views, information. The Guava Plantation out that way was also very relaxed and reasonably priced for souvenirs. Hanalei just begins to feel like home after a couple of visits especially the farmers' market. Kayaks out of Kayak Kauai were perfect-- an easy drift down to the bay, exciting through the waves, good paddle back. Best of all was coming home to HBV #25, fresh ahi, walu or sushi dinners, wandering across the street to take in the ocean, or sleeping to the sound of the surf.
Thank you, Kathy and Bob!
Joel and Eileen from Ukiah, CA, December 2005
Hanalei Bay Villa 25 has the best location ever-- short walk to the Princeville hotel, ocean. The purpose of our trip was a wedding held at Princeville. The place was perfect and the weather was fantastic-- sunsets, no rain, postcard setting! Thanks for the Hawaiian hospitality!
Steve, Patty, Delynn from Palo Alto, CA, November 2005
We had a wonderful week here and loved the villa-- amazing view of the waterfalls! For future visitors, here are some recommendations:
Kilauea Fish Market near the lighthouse - DELICIOUS! Also good: Zelo's in Hanalei
We had a great time kayaking at Hanalei and hiking at the far end of the road (Haena). And for divers, Seasport in Poipu was terrific. We loved diving with the giant sea turtles.
Thank you for sharing the villa with us, our week was over too fast!
Claire and Jason from Tucson, AZ, October 2005
We had a wonderful honeymoon here at Hanalei Bay Villas #25! We loved making this beautiful house our home for a week. The views from all the wonderful windows are just spectacular. We couldn't have picked a more beautiful place to celebrate the beginning of our new life than here in Kaua'i. The relaxing atmosphere was just what we needed. This place is just amazing. We're already hoping to return someday. Thank you for sharing this lovely place!
Tom and Sara from Silver Spring, MD, October 2005
We had a wonderful time in your little corner of paradise. Thanks so much for the early information, and for the many nice amenities of our temporary "home." HBV #25 has been a wonderful home, providing us all the comforts and amenities that made our stay so relaxing. I couldn't get enough of the view from the back and the evening sunsets across the street. The many nature-related activities were amazing,especially the Na Pali Coast trail, snorkeling everywhere, beautiful beaches (loved Anini where Daniel took windsurf lessons), and the unexpected beauty of Koke'e State Park. Can't forget the helicopter ride and Limahuli Gardens. Many thanks,
Paula and George and sons, August 2005
We had a wonderful time here. We were celebrating our honeymoon. What a wonderful place to do so! We did a lot of hiking - Kalalau Trail (Ke'e Beach area), Wiamea Canyon (start early and fill up your gas tank), Opaekaa Falls... The hike down to the base of the falls is unbelievable! You can find more info in "Kauai Revealed" (blue book). The food, sights, smells have all been great. We will definitely remember our trip.
Brandon and Marcee from St. Paul MN, July 2005
First time that the kids came to Kaua'i--they loved it! House was great. We ate in most of the time, saved many $$$. Spent lots of $$$ on activities but created priceless memories. Loved the inter-island helicopters--no doors, what a thrill! Zip and Dip at Princeville Ranch was a thumbs-up from everybody--I took hundreds of sunset photos from the overlook. Joined the library with 3-month visitor pass and was able to upload photos to jealous friends and family back home. House was great--thanks for the boogy boards (we added one) and snorkel gear. Beach towels, washer/dryer were wonderful. We'll be back!
Kelly, Jan, Bob, Sean from Annandale VA, July 2005
First time on this wonderful island, fell in love! Great house. Best part of our vacation in Hawaii was being here...so relaxing. Loved the rooster alarm clock and your house felt like home to us. Hope to come back and hope everyone enjoys this place as much as we did. Aloha and Mahalo. Andy, Maisha, and Julia from Alexandria VA, June 2005
Love your place. My daughter and son-in-law brought me here for my 80th birthday--my first time to Kaua'i. Hope to come back on my 90th. Thanks for a lovely place to stay. Lou from California, June 2005
What a gorgeous, comfortable place and wonderful week! To say that we enjoyed our time here would be an under statement. It's tough to leave, but we'll be keeping some awesome memories.
Timothy and Deborah, May 2005
Thank you for sharing your place with us. We were already in love with the island and your house has added a true home feel for us. Our days were filled with activities, and coming to HBV 25 was a very comfortable close to our days. We will be back in the near future. BTW, I now know how farmers were able to rise with the crack of dawn (roosters crowing).
James and Jane from Alexandria, VA, April 2005
We arrived in Princeville on Feb 7, 2005. We have been here 7 weeks and will leave on April 17th. We love the house. It's spacious, comfortable, and all the windows offer a 360 view. Sunset every evening across the street is spectacular. We loved the grill-- used it a lot. Best restaurant on the north shore--Sushi Blues. Best restaurant on the south shore--Casa di Amici. Our best friend is the resident rooster. A great 2 months.
Mary and John from NJ, April 2005
Our stay in Hanalei Bay Villa 25 was stupendous! We enjoyed making this comfortable house our home Jan. 6-20, 2005. The view of the ocean from the front door and the mountains from the lanai were constant reminders that we were in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the north shore of Kauai, "in a land called Hanalei". A few steps from the front door took us to a bluff overlooking the ocean where we enjoyed spectacular sunsets and whale-watching. We loved the convenience of the short walk to the Princeville Hotel to buy a newspaper, take in a view of Hanalei Bay, eat an occasional gourmet meal, or enjoy the lovely sandy beach in front of the hotel which has some of the best snorkeling on the island. We enjoyed preparing meals in the well-equipped kitchen and appreciated the convenience of the electric grill on the lanai, which made it easy to savor the variety of fish available at the Hanalei Dolphin seafood market. We found the house conveniently furnished, nicely decorated, clean, bright, airy, and comfortable. We'll definitely be back!
E and G, Washington, D.C., Jan 2005
This is our second trip to the island. We stayed most of December. Before Christmas we enjoyed a quiet town and lovely beach time in Hanalei, playing in the sand and surfing. During the holidays we appreciated the mainland crowds and happily spent our time mingling among them. On the 25th we cooked our turkey here and Santa visited our son (2 yrs old!). We hope to return… the island life is just what we need! Back to the cold we go.
Aimee, Nicolas and Danny, from Canada, Jan. 5, 2005
First time in Hawaii and Kauai. I love this place and this house. It has a feeling like to be at home. Next year I want to come back.
Anna from Germany
I felt wonderful here in this place, a very good energy in this house. I hope and I know I will return to this place. Thank you for making it possible. Mahalo to everyone.
Cornelia from Germany
Once again we had such a wonderful stay in Kauai. The place feels like "home away from home" to us. The new tile floors are a beautiful addition! We enjoyed the weather, the beach,m the food, the whole slowed-down feel of the island. Thank you again for letting us share your space. We always hate to go.
Betty and Ted, Texas
Had a fantastic time! Spinner dolphins spotted off Queens Bath, superb snorkeling at Ke'e Beach, best kayaking down on the bay. Always ended the day with watching the sunset from across the street. Loved the view of the ocean out the front door. The kitchen had everything we needed. Hanalei Bay Villas 25 was perfect for us. We're sorry to leave.
Cooper and Jen