6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 3 levels, amazing ocean view. max 8 guests
- english, spanish
About Peter Schey
The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public interest legal foundation dedicated to furthering and protecting the civil, constitutional, and human rights of vulnerable low-income communities. Since its incorporation in 1980, under the leadership of a board of directors comprising civil rights attorneys, community advocates and religious leaders, the Center has provided a wide range of legal services to vulnerable low-income victims of human and civil rights violations and technical support and training to hundreds of legal aid attorneys and paralegals in the areas of constitutional law, international human rights, and complex class action litigation. Organizations interested in using the Kauai home for a retreat should review the Reservations link on this page and should contact Peter Schey, CHRCL President and Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Center's Administrator, (213) 388-8693 ext. 302, email@example.com. Visit www.centerforhumanrights.org for more details.
Why Peter Schey chose Princeville
This is a beautiful cedar wood house with large floor to ceiling windows in the living room and amazing views of the ocean. House is on a very quiet cul-de-sac so very little (almost no) traffic. Room for 3-4 cars. Lovely garden. Great location ... 3-4 minutes to Foodland in Princeville, couple minutes to golf course and tennis courts, and centrally located on the North Shore so you can drive to beaches close by going either east or west along the north shore.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
prime location, house in need of TLC
First, the owner and care-taking staff were responsive to our calls for help. The pictures of the house and the state at which we found the premises were dramatically different. Upon arrival, first impressions and walk through had our group in a uproar. The air was stagnant and everything about the house was moldy. We came to understand that the house had been closed up for three weeks but what we found was longterm neglect. We turned on the few installed air-conditioners and installed another portable unit upstairs to cool down the rooms. The next morning when help arrived, we were advised to open up the whole house to allow the breeze to air out the house and clear the smell of mold.
The house, once in its prime, is worn down with dire need of a new couch cover and soft fabrics washed and repurposed. The hallway stairs are deeply stained. The outside structure is weather-worn and deteriorated to the extent that the window frames are dry-rot. The immediate repair had to be done on one of the bedroom sliding glass doors, which separated from its frame when first opened. The upstairs main bath was torn up and unusable with fixtures that were beat up, likely by previous renters. The owner informed us the day before we arrived.
In spite of the obvious overt neglect, the house itself is stunning and furnishings well appointed. The kitchen is well stocked for large groups with proper pots, serving bowls and soft good supplies. The ocean view, ample living room and outside patio spaces were perfect for our group to gather. In general our collective decision to make the best of a less than optimal circumstance helped us to look past the misgivings of the house and focus on why were there.
I understand the owner is working to bring the house up to standard, but given that the house did not have the feeling of being taken care of, I would not consider a return visit.
Excellent service and great home for a large group!
Loved every minute of our time on Kauai. The weather was outstanding until the Sunday we left. Great accommodations in Princeville. Peter Schey and his staff were great to work with. He even spent time with me on the phone giving me information about the island. He was flexible when we needed to change a date. When we got to Princeville, Robert was at the home when we arrived. He was amazing! Very friendly and accommodating. When we had a question about the house he was very accessible. The home is a little older, but has been taken care of. You can’t beat the view. Ocean and beach just below the home with huge windows that allow you to see everything. My family of 10 were comfortable all week. The location was great, but it was quite a drive to the south and west side of the island. However, the drive allows you to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. We loved our stay and will come back again.
Excellent Accomodation, Great Views, A Little TLC Needed
We were 6 adults and three children. Dinners all prepared at home. Kitchen has way more than what's needed, including sharp knives, pots and pans, dinnerware, plates - although for purists, sets often did not match, but no problem at all. Beds were comfortable, bedrooms spacious, excellent water pressure in showers and plenty of hot water. Living rooms and dining areas were just magnificent, as were the views, with comfortable furniture. We did not use the large-screen TV at all, as beaches were just moments away, with great shopping opportunities. We did not try the local Foodland store, as we stocked up in Costco and Safeway on our way to Princeville. Even if you buy three times what you need, Costco is less expensive for most items except for local produce in local groceries.
My wife and I stayed in the downstairs apartment. We had a large outdoor deck with a large hot tub and superb views. Kitchen equipment was Ok for our needs, mainly coffee, as we cooked and ate in the main house, but also had a fridge and microwave. The living room also has a large deck with great views of the ocean. The garage has a good-size washer and dryer as well as beach equipment, all of which worked.
The recent storm caused some damage, but there are also some elecctric outlets that did not work in the downstairs apartment, and some of the post storm renovations, such as outdoor painting, is sloppy.
3 vehicles can easily park in the driveway, and there is a nice large back yard area. Wifi is very high speed.
We stayed for 6 nights, and everyone loved the house. Highly recommended.
BEAUTIFUL SETTING...PROBLEMATIC ACCOMMODATIONS
This is a spacious home with a very interesting layout and magnificent views from floor to ceiling windows of the ocean and mountains. The home has enormous potential but suffers from longtime neglect. While we understand efforts are currently being made for restoration, many, many problems continue.
A quite substantial cleaning fee is charged by the owner. Upon our arrival we found it necessary to do our own cleaning. The downstairs bathroom by the office was disgusting with dirt and grime in the tub. There was dirt on the floor with dead insects. We found an insulin needle under the kitchen counter. Debris was scattered everywhere in the driveway. A burnt out bulb here and there in such a large house is understandable. There were multiple outlets literally with exposed wire. Some rooms (north rooms and downstairs suite) completely lacked power.
During our stay we experienced an unprecedented winter storm with winds of 40 knots. Attempting to close louvered window slats we found them to be inoperable necessitating stuffing towels and bathmats to prevent a gale blowing through the house. Any time it rained it flooded near the kitchen. The hot tub was quite dirty, cloudy and cold upon our arrival. There was no ping pong table and snorkel gear was a joke (broken straps and tiny gear only). Communication was very difficult with the owner and it was only after direct contact with VRBO that we did finally receive information on how to enter the property (received while enroute!)
While the owner did refund a portion of the rental, we felt it necessary to write this less than encouraging review. We would return, simply because of the beauty of the setting..but let the prospective guest beware.
The most beautiful view and garden on the island for a private home!
Great home for family vacations!
WE loved our time at this rental.
Thank you to the team who keeps this place beautiful. The birds and the views are amazing. We miss it already.
Great private snorkeling five minute hike down a secret trail from the house.