July 1, 2017
Dear Doug & Mary,
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous condo with us. The view from the lanai is breathtaking! This was our first trip to Kauai and it couldn't have been more perfect. A few of the activities that we enjoyed this week were hiking the Kalalau Trail, a sunset golf cart tour at the Makai Golf Course (great photos), shopping in Hanalei, the Makaiwa Luau, rum tasting at the Koloa Rum Factory, checking out numerous beaches, and we're looking forward to a helicopter tour on the way to the south shore today.
We can't wait to come back! :)
~ Noah & Amy
Aloha Patty, I wanted to take a minute to let you know how much we love this little piece of heaven here at Hanalai Bay Resort. Mr. Porter did an excellent job remodeling this unit, and it couldn't be more perfect. The view from 9222 is absolutely exceptional and even better than it looks in pictures. We are extremely lucky to have found this place and are already looking forward to our next stay here!!
~ Noah C
Gwen and I loved the condo. We're on the South side now at the Grand Hyatt and although it's very nice, we do miss the quiet of the Princeville condo. You folks keep the condo nice and clean which my wife and I appreciated very much. We plan on returning and hope to rent from you again.
~ H Keyser
Thanks so much for helping make our first trip to Kauai spectacular. Your condo in Princeville was an ideal home base - very relaxing and spacious. Some of our favorite times on the trip were just sitting on the lanai with a simple meal and a glass of wine, looking out toward the coast and listening to the waves crash in the distance. We look forward to staying with you in the future!
~ Ann and Steve, St. Paul, MN
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We did have a wonderful time and a perfect accommodation too! It exceeded our expectation and was clean, comfortable and peaceful. Again, thanks! I wasn't aware you had accommodations on the south side too. We went and stayed there as well.
I'll keep your condos in mind. I know we'll return one day too. We appreciate Patty too. She was helpful and timely in her responses.
All the best,
Aloha Doug and Patty,
Mahalo for allowing us to stay at your lovely condo 9222 at Hanalei Bay Resort! The condo's "Bali Hai" views; stunning and thoughtful interior design; location within the Hanalei Bay resort; and the Hanalei Bay Resort itself contributed to a very memorable trip. There were only two glitches to our stay, 1) we were caught unawares about the parking/shuttle situation, which turned out to not be a big deal because after our initial check-in, we avoided that hassle and never used the shuttle (except for check out), and 2) construction on one of the adjoining units (third floor to the right, if you are facing the whole building) started loud demo construction on Saturday and started again on Monday. I called the only phone number I could find on the internet for you all and left a message on Monday and within 20 minutes, the noise stopped and didn't happen again while we were there.
We loved the unit and so did everyone else who saw it. When the shuttle driver helped bring our bags up, he said that he had seen most of the units and he seemed mightily impressed with yours. He said he was going to recommend it to his family and friends. We were also part of a large group of adult friends staying at the resort and as one or two would come to get us for an event, they would check out your condo, and each one said it was the best! After seeing each of theirs, there is no doubt the yours is the most sophisticatedly decorated and had the best upkeep!
Thank you again and when we are looking to book a vacation in Hanalei or Park City, your properties will be the top of our list!
~ S & J
Aloha Doug and Patty
Nancy and I loved your unit at HBR. It's beautifully decorated and comfortable and was a wonderful base for our first trip to Kauai.
Don't be surprised if we stay with you again!
Aloha Doug , sorry I have not replied to your e mail before now but my wife and I have been traveling a lot this month. We enjoyed your condo very much. It had everything that we wanted when we visit hanalei bay. We go to hanalei once or twice a year and will certainly be in touch with you for renting your condo. I have been going to hanalei for years as it is my favorite little piece of heaven. I have stayed at Pali Ke Kua
for years when I was single but I got married last year and my wife saw your condo on Google and loved it. She was thrilled with it and hanalei bay resort
. Beautiful facilities. Can't wait for the happy talk lounge and the restaurant to reopen. Both are beautiful. Especially enjoyed the beach. We live in salt lake but spend a lot of time in park city. Hope to have the pleasure of meeting you sometime. Thanks for the e mail and we will be in touch with our next reservation.
~ Bill & gale
We so very much enjoyed our stay in your unit 9222. The view every day was spectacular - morning to night with its ever changing colors. Something different to see all the time. The high table and chairs on the 2 lanais were just right for viewing over the lanai railings. Comfortable lounger as well. The whole unit appears to have been designed by an interior designer - wonderful! We were especially happy to see the woven bamboo Averte window treatments. It was just like being at home. We have Averte throughout our home as well! The bedroom is spacious and tasteful. The bed is so comfortable and firm and the linens of the the highest quality. The kitchen is so well stocked with all the cooking, dishwashing, and laundry amenities one could imagine. A great kitchen in which to cook. One could casually dine on the lanai each night or choose to eat more formally at the lovely dining room table. The closets were supplied with beach gear, laundry baskets, grocery bags, and most of the common cleaning supplies one would need. The living room storage areas had books, games, and all sorts of Kaua'i information. And then there is the air conditioning! The system is two remote controlled quiet, efficient systems that keep you comfortably cool when needed-mostly just for sleeping. The unit's 2nd floor location keeps it comfortable all day and evening long. Mostly air used at night for comfortable sleeping.
The location of the unit is quiet even with the antics of Rex the Rooster and his family of hens and assorted fowl. They are most entertaining to watch and part of the good memories we have of our stay. Unit is very close to the walk down to the little private resort beach. It is an easy walk to pool, tennis, even a huge outdoor Jenga game. There is a nicely equipped fitness center nearby as well. You cannot go wrong choosing this unit. The pictures on the site are accurate and give you a honest view of where you would stay. The best recommendation we can give is that we will rent it again next time!
~ Lore and Nancy, Culver City CA.
We had a WONDERFUL time on our vacation and both of your units are beautiful!! And as you know, the views are breathtaking. Our stay there was flawless, even with switching units. Both units also had everything we needed for our stay. We cannot thank you enough for your (and Patty's) help throughout the entire process. Your accommodations definitely exceeded our expectations. We cannot wait to return to Kauai one day, and when we do, we will definitely be contacting you again.
Thank you so much,
~ Eric and Lauren
Kudos to you and Mary on the renovation of 9222!! You certainly left no stone unturned. Everything is so comfortable and attractive. You did a beautiful job. We like it all--- the colors, fabrics, furniture, bathroom, kitchen. I can't wait for my washer and dryer at home to die so I can replace them with an LG! It's great to have regular sized laundry appliances here. The lower kitchen counter is a big improvement both visually and as a workspace. All the shelves in the bathroom are so handy. And, Doug, we especially admire your beautiful photographs.
~ Judy D
PS. My very dear friends, the Ferrells, think I am brilliant for suggesting KS 308
where they are now spending 10 days. They love it.
We LOVE the remodel! It is really gorgeous. We are wondering if you could
get us a contact for the bamboo looking "drapes." They would look great at
our place. ...Next year we'd like to come back in November...
Thank you very much! We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful condo. It was a great view, lovely part of the island, and had everything we were looking for. I saw in one review of yours that the bed was uncomfortable, but I personally thought it was amazing!
We definitely plan to return to Kauai and will certainly keep you in mind!
Doug, awesome week we had at your place in Princeville. My son got married on Tunnels Beach and that's why I was there. My wife was nuts about the place. Thanks for everything.
~ Daniel - Salt Lake City
I have to say the stay was excellent and it was great coming back to a very comfortable unit at the end of the day. It certainly added to our time in beautiful Kauai and the views from the lanai were stunning and will never be forgotten. We have some great views in Oz but looking at the mountains every morning was awesome.
It's a shame Western Australia is so far away but now that the Hawaiian Islands are our worlds favourite destination, if (when) we return, your details are already in our contact list! (Condo 9222 has been highlighted!)
Thanks for adding to our holiday memories and hopefully we will be in touch again.
~ Craig & Sue
Perth, Western Australia
Doug - Thanks so much for the wonderful accommodation at Hanalei Bay Resort! Kauai was amazing. And the weather could not have been better - we lucked out so much. We loved the lanai view and the beach was fantastic! You have quite a special place there. Very peaceful and scenic. The pool looked marvelous but we'd need another week to feel like we could pull away from the waves! We rented a boogie board from the resort and hit a bunch of beaches. Also did the 8 mile hike to the falls via Ke'e. Amazing!! On the beach later that day a couple came out in their wedding garb and I had to say congrats and tell them it was our 10-year anniversary! We went down to Poipu on our last day, but we really loved the north side best - probably b/c we got so lucky with the wonderful weather! The only thing we would have liked is a portable cooler, but I guess we should just buy one and bring it with us on vacation. But the condo was just marvelous. We felt very spoiled! A restaurant on site would have been splendid but maybe next time. We spent some $$ on a Na Pali boat tour so we scrapped plans to eat at St. Regis - but the Princeville Foodland and restaurants kept us fed!
I will definitely show Pete the Park City condo. A Holiday Winter vacation is on the docket in the next few years.
Thanks again and take care!
~ Rachel & Peter
The condo was great, the view spectacular. Kauai is the most beautiful island and we hope to be able to visit again.
Have a nice Christmas and New Year!!
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality!
The unit was wonderful and the view was spectacular!
We hope all reparations with the restaurant and rest of the property (due to fire damage) go smoothly for all. It did not impact our stay there (we knew the restaurant and Happy Talk lounge may not be open prior).
What a lovely time we had in your unit and we thank you for making our stay so wonderful and the unit certainly met our expectations!
We will be back! :)
Mahalo and all the best!
~ Athena and John
We had a wonderful time...your condo was great! We contributed a few more items to the beach gear in the closet...many thanks for the sturdy beach chairs! The fans in the living area and bedroom were a surprising extra...they really helped on humid afternoons.
This was our 5th stay at HBR. We are so happy that HBR is being restored to its former beauty and greatness. The planned pool restoration and opening Happy Talk will really help.
My husband enjoyed meeting you. We will definitely consider SummitPacific in the future.
~ Norman (Pat) and Vicki
Doug, this unit #9222 is fabulous --- we loved our time there from 6/18-26!! The furnishings are lovely and the unit supplied beautifully. The photo on your site of the bedroom does not do it justice. We certainly plan to be back again and will tell others about it as well.
~ Clark & Karen Davis
Wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 9222, it was clean, well furnished; we were comfortable... loved the view!! The whole point of our trip was just to relax and explore, did not go to cook other than coffee in the mornings... we found numerous eateries that were terrific.
It was our first trip to Kauai and needless to say we can't wait to return...so many things we wanted to do but ran out of time. After spending many years in Kona, it was time to explore and we were not disappointed! Your condo on Kuhio Shores
looks like a distinct possibility and we will surely keep it in mind when we can get time for another vacation... or back to 9222!
I received the security deposit check today, thanks you so much.
~ Sylvia Anderson
Our trip to HBR 9222 was delightful as always. You might like to know that when we experienced both plumbing problems to the kitchen sink, HBR had a maintenance man to the unit in less than 5 minutes each time.
Michelle is a real find. The unit has always been clean but she had it sparkling! She is very nice to deal with and made our transition from the larger unit upstairs (needed extra space for our
children) to 9222 seamless. Everything was in good order and we were happy to have carpet underfoot after staying upstairs and walking barefoot on hard tile. The new lanai furniture was nice. I'm short and really enjoy being able to see over the railing while seated!
I have received confirmation e-mails regarding both of our reservations and deposits paid (Kuhio Shores 308 and HBR 9222) for 2012.
Happy Springtime to all,
We enjoyed the property immensely, we have already discussed trying to get back over to the Garden Isle....we would definitely recommend it to friends as well. If the ski season sends us towards Park City I will be in touch.
We had a wonderful time. The condo and resort were great. The views are breathtaking. Our only regret was going to the south shore for a few nights at another condo. We much preferred Hanalei Bay.
~ Alex and Michelle
My family and I had a wonderful time and your condo was great. We had a terrific visit and will look you up when we return.
Doug, we loved it so much we want to come back again next July and bring my son, to celebrate our 1st year anniversary. We got married in Kauai on July 10th and honeymooned in Kaui, and found your property more than glorious. Thank you for affording us the opportunity to have a luxurious honeymoon. The grounds are impeccably kept and the design of the property is like fantasy island. It would be nice to have Bali Hai open again with that gorgeous view. A nice open lounge area with a tiki bar type setting overlooking the bay, especially at Sunset, like an observation deck with lounge chairs. I'm an interior designer so I'm always thinking. LOL
Allison is fantastic, as were the staff at Hanalei Bay Resort, Ryan especially was OUTSTANDING! What a personality, professional, not moody always smiling, and so accommodating, and sweet as pie. he should get something special. We tipped everyone abundantly.
You have a successful empire Doug and we will be referring our family and friends to you always. See you next year.
~ Love, Linde Carlson
I just want to say, the property exceeded my wildest imagination. Everything was perfect. Our wedding, honeymoon and the condo provided us many luxuries; rainbows in our yard, fantastic sunsets, and great neighbors. Our wedding was conducted on Tunnels Beach in front of Bali Hai (hot and publicly crowded) which I didn't know before hand, and 90 degree's. (I was in 5 layers of wedding gown). It was beautiful though.
Our wedding night dinner was held in a romantic area, the last table on the Makana Terrace of the St. Regis Hotel and restaurant, overlooking the ocean and Bali Hai, which you can actually see from our balcony at HB. It was romantic at sunset, and our photographer shot a million pictures. They treated me like a star! Johnny Depp was there filming a movie, Pirates 4.
The staff at Hanelei Bay Resort
is impeccable. I especially would like to point out Ryan, he is the Gem of the Property.
Our stay was wonderful, and it made our honeymoon seamless and so enjoyable. I had no idea this property had such beautiful wedding sights on the grounds. There were 4 weddings going on right before mine. If I had known prior to setting up my sight for my ceremony, I would have just done it right on the grounds. The backdrop is amazing, especially just before the sun goes down.
When we left, Lance and I cleaned the condo spotless. Not that we were messy, because we aren't, but just out of respect.
... In close, Mahalo Allison, Doug and Mary, Hanalei Bay Resort, is a winner. I have already begun to share my positive experience with my siblings who travel a lot.
~ Linde and Lance Carlson
Aloha Mr. Porter,
My husband and I had the most wonderful and fabulous time at your condo at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai!! I absolutely LOVED it and the view was spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If we are lucky enough to return to Kauai, we will definitely request to stay there again, and I have told my friends how great your place was too. Perhaps they will be lucky enough to stay there.
I also wanted to thank Allison for all of her help and advice. She was terrific to work with, and even went out of her way to help me book the condo on New Year's Eve! I truly appreciated all that she did for us. She was great!
Thank you for making our stay in Kauai a beautiful and relaxing memory (which we needed right after our daughter's wedding which was at an estate up the road from Hanalei Bay!). We certainly enjoyed it and I wish that I was still there!!
~ Annette Conzen, Clearwater, FL
We had a really great time. Your condo at Hanalei Bay was awesome. Me and my lady have already recommended your condo to friends back here on Oahu, and we will definitely contact Allison next time we come.
~ Victor M.
I truly want to thank you and Allison for everything. the condo was wonderful. We enjoyed are stay very much.
I hope we will be able to rent that same unit again in the near future.
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING,
Thank you for your email. We had a wonderful vacation in Kauai
and very much enjoyed the condo - I am missing the views from the balcony already!
Hopefully we will be able to visit again soon.
Thanks again to you and Allison for your help in making the arrangements.
We loved the condo (9222) and had a fabulous time exploring the north shore. Gorgeous view!!
Thanks so much,
Thank you; we had a fabulous time at your unit; the
view is unbelievable from the patio and we enjoyed it
every evening; and the stars!!! It was fantastic and
we will certainly be returning.
Our stay was perfect, the condo exceeded our expectations (the views are simply amazing), it was very well equipped (loved the huge kitchen) and we had a great time. We will definitely consider returning in our future vacations.
~ Mali & Alvaro
We had a great time at HBR; photo attached! And we loved the condo (9222) and the view. Thank you for the follow-up. ...The cross-flow breeze at this time of year was sufficient that we didn't need to run the AC!
~ Robert and Debbie
"Doug, I just wanted to drop you a note about the great stay we had in Kauai!! We stayed 4 days on Maui and 6 days in Kauai...
Everything turned out perfectly and we really enjoyed our stay at your home! It was more beautiful than I had ever dreamed!!
Thanks again for helping me plan the perfect honeymoon!! We may even be back at some point for an anniversary celebration.
Hope all is well and take care...
~ Brad & Shirley
"Until arriving here I had assumed Ft. Worth Texas was the prettiest place on earth. I guess it is really the second prettiest.
We face a conflict each day. We want to snorkel and hike but it is too peaceful and relaxing on the porch to muster the energy to do the things we had planned. Toss in some wine and we feel like 'prisoners on the porch.'
I hope the people who have rented the condo on our departure don't object to some extra company - we're not leaving. I'm a lawyer. I know how long it takes to evict someone. I can drag things out at least 6 months! Maybe by then I'll be tired of beautiful mountains rolling surf, song birds, wine and gentle breezes."
~ Joe & Nancy
Ft. Worth, TX
"Doug & Mary,
This is our 2nd stay in 9222. Enjoyed it once again. We escaped sub-zero temps and snow back home. Thanks again for this wonderful refuge from the 'real world.'"
~ Art & Elena
"Dear Doug and Mary,
My husband and I have enjoyed lunch at the Bali Hai
on previous trips to Kauai ... and always dreamed of staying here. Now for our 10th anniversary we decided to fulfill our dream... and were fortunate enough to find your website. In fact we loved it so much we bought a time share! Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise."
~ Joyce & Grant
"Dear Doug and Mary,
We really enjoyed our stay in Kauai. Your condo is beautiful and comfortable with outstanding views. It was very convenient to my conference at the Princeville Hotel
, just as you said. We were able to hike all over the island, returning to the comfort of his beautiful and spacious condo. Thank you for sharing it with us."
~ Lucy and Bob
"Dear Mr. & Mrs. Porter
15 years ago, one of my dreams came true when I came from Poland to live in the
USA. At that time, I saw some beautiful pictures of Kauai. It was my dream that one day I would visit the place. One year ago, I found your very professional web site, I bought my air tickets, and I booked time in your condominium. I was a little skeptical about the beautiful Kauai's pictures, which look too good to be true. I was wrong. My family and I
arrived at Hanalei Bay Resort on a day like, when 15 years ago I arrived in the USA.
When I saw your condominium with it's breathtaking view and tropical surroundings, and I smelt the aroma of thousands of flowers, I thought that I was in
heaven. My dream came true again. This place is the most gorgeous place on
the Earth. I had the vacation of my life. Thank you so much for sharing your
outstanding place with us. We will visit 9222 & 9221 again and again."
~ Anna B. / Seattle, WA
I wanted to let you know that Mike and I had a wonderful honeymoon in Kauai
at your condo in Hanalei Bay. You have a great spot and the most beautiful view! Thank you for allowing us to rent your place and many good wishes for your continued happiness there!"
~ Mrs. Sharon W. / Ambler, PA
"This was possibly the best vacation we have ever taken. The accommodations were fantastic. We will definitely return."
~ Dan S. / Fargo, North Dakota
"Mr. & Mrs. Porter:
We cannot remember exactly how many times we've been here to Kauai. I know it started in 1985. No matter what time of year it is, it is always enjoyable... We've enjoyed your condominium immensely. The view is just wonderful and what a short trip to the beach versus the other condos. Your accommodations are clean & well taken care of.
~ The S. Family / Rancho Mirage, CA"
"Doug & Mary,
You have a very nice condo - The furnishings are great, the view is awesome..."
~ Byron & Lois M. / Burley, Idaho.
"Dear Doug & Mary,
We've had a fabulous time. The accommodations can't be beat. The view is wonderful... We hope to be back next year. Mahalo
~ Julie & Frank D. / Orange, CA"
"This is the end of a perfect week that flew by... It couldn't have been more idyllic a setting. The view was incredible. Because we arrived very late, we had no idea how spectacular it would be until that next morning. Breathtaking each time you see it. The mountains and waterfalls as a backdrop to such a beautiful bay - tremendous. This resort of tropical gardens is the ultimate place to relax and renew the soul. We tried as many places to eat as we could fit in without a bad meal... It was a long trip from Boston but well worth it. Thank you,
~ The Z.'s / Peabody, Mass"
"A dream come true - What an absolutely wonderful place! To dream each morning from a lanai with the view of views - no better way to start the day... Thanks again for letting us use your lovely home. We will treasure this trip and ALL its memories the rest of our lives!
~ Faye & Chuck N. / Shelby, MI"
"This is a magical place. The condo is beautifully decorated, and so comfortable. The kitchen is well supplied - since we did a fair amount of cooking... Thank you for letting us use this perfect setting for our trip...
~ Ruth & Russ F. / Parsippany, NJ"
"We were married at the beach below [the] condo. Simply amazing!!!!! Wish we could have stayed longer. My emails and personal contact with Doug Porter were genuinely sincere and helpful. A pleasure to arrange our honeymoon accommodations with! Our condo was our home away from home and I felt the value was excellent! As for renting again??? No...only because we bought a time share at Hanalei Bay Resort
...we loved our condo that much!!!!"
~ Anonymous / Canada
Pictures of Hanalei Bay Resort 9222
Rainbow and Sailboats on Hanalei Bay from HBR 9222
View from Lanai of 9222
Living Room with Ocean View & 55 inch HDTV
Beautifully Furnished & Travertine Floors
Living Room 9222
55-inch HDTV & Original Artwork Photography by Owner
Fabulous Kitchen & Washer and Dryer
Jatoba Wood Cabinets, Granite & Stainless Appliances
Dining Table with Seating for 6
Ocean View and Flat Screen HDTV
Desk and Bluetooth iPod Docking Station
Bathroom Vanity with Vessel Sink 9222
Pictures of Hanalei Bay Resort
Looking Across Resort Pool Towards Bali Hai
Sunset at Hanalei Bay Resort
The Beach Below Hanalei Bay Resort is called Puu Poa
The Hanalei Pier is Nearby
A View from Hanalei Bay Resort
The Beach Below Hanalei Bay Resort
Hanalei Bay Resort
Waterfall as Seen from Hanalei Bay Resort
Nearby Hanalei Pier