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Rainbows, Waterfalls, Sunset Views - Golf, Tennis, Pool, Hot Tub- Walk to Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious 5 Bedroom in the Exclusive & Private 'Sunset District' sleeps up to 12

Enjoy the Waterfall, Rainbow and Sunset views from the lanai of this elegant 5 bedroom custom home after you have played a round of golf, game of tennis, taken a swim in the pool or just returned from one of the many beaches or activities available in and around world famous Hanalei Bay. This luxurious Princeville home in the exclusive and private 'Sunset District' is perfect for a large family, two families, family reunion, 2-4 couples, wedding party, anniversary, golf vacation or ladies week away. This newer home with maple floors & cabinets, granite countertops and high-end finishes is tastefully decorated with new furnishings. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped and spacious enough for many cooks to prepare a meal before sitting down in the elegant dining room or outside on the adjoining covered lanai, both of which offer stunning views and Bali-Hai sunsets. When it is finally time to retire, all guests will be able to enjoy a bed within the privacy of their bedroom.

To inquire about discounts, click "Send a Message" on the right before requesting a booking.

Hawaii Registration ID# 112-818-1760-01

Top 10 Review (continued)................................................................................................................................................................

#4 Pool/Tennis ---

Available ONLY to this exclusive loop and adjacent to the home makes us feel like it’s our own personal resort since we haven’t seen anyone else use them this week. We appreciate there is no additional charge for their use, that the pool is slightly heated and that we can watch the kids from the lanai. A highlight for the kids (and us) was playing tennis with Bethany Hamilton (the shark attack survivor featured in the film “Soul Surfer”)

#5 Comfort ---

The furnishings and décor show that you must love this home very much. We appreciate that it's clean and well maintained. With 5 spacious bedrooms (2 king, 2 queen & 4 twin beds), everyone had a private room when it was finally time to retire (no uncomfortable sofa-beds in living areas). With the large open living/cooking/ dining areas, everyone has room to spread out, relax and enjoy paradise in luxury

#6 Kitchen ---

This beautifully well appointed kitchen area with its breakfast bar, open to the living area and access to dining through the butler’s pantry is what we will remember most. We had everything we could ask for to prepare gourmet meals, dine, sing, dance, play games and relax with our wonderful friends and families

#7 Other Features ---

Outdoor Hot Tub on private patio for relaxing and star gazing, jetted tub & dual shower in master bathroom, BBQ on lanai for cooking fresh fish, separate wine refrigerator (we are from California after all), large laundry room with full-size washer & dryer/large sink/folding space/ironing board, high-speed wireless internet & fax machine(if you really have to), outdoor shower, porte-cochere which was very nice during the occasional evening showers

#8 Extras ---

These really help in having to bring less from the mainland. Books, DVD’s, ipod stereo dock, TV’s everywhere, stereo in living area, games, portable crib for babies at the home & on the beach, hair dryers in bathrooms, alarm clocks in bedrooms, beach towels, surf & boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrellas, coolers, snorkel equipment, reef shoes, sand toys, tennis racquets & balls, pool toys.

#9 Owner & Management ---

Spencer, the owner, made the booking process easy, was flexible when we had to change our dates and gave a very helpful welcome packet with suggestions of things to do, places to go, different beaches for various activities and directions to everything (This would be extremely helpful for first-time visitors to the North Shore). Also, the on-island managers (which many homes do not have) were very friendly and prompt when we encountered a minor problem....................................................................................................................................................................................

#10 Affordable --- What a bargain!!! We stayed here for ¼ what it would have cost at a local hotel (let alone the cost of having to eat every meal at a restaurant). Compared to ALL of the other Princeville homes we’ve stayed (11 over the years), in terms of location, privacy, amenities, size, and comfort, Spencer could easily be charging a lot more (but please don’t :-)

More Details

Owner
Spencer Snyder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Spencer, I can't thank you enough for introducing this lovely island and your wonderful home to me and my family. How serendipitous after so many years, meeting you and your 2 beautiful daughters in SF then landing here in Kauai. It appears your days of designing software systems in Silicon Valley has certainly paid off. Mahalo,
Aug 2007
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Amenities

Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxurious master with over-sized dual shower, jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Exterior - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Flat Screen TV / DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat Screen TV / DVD
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Flat Screen TV / DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Flat Screen TV/DVD, Printer/Fax/Copy/Scan
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat Screen TV / DVD. 2 Twin mattresses in closet for floor
  • For the privacy and comfort of our guests, everyone can sleep within a bedroom on a full-thickness mattress. In addition to the 3 King beds and 2 Queen beds, there are 2 twin mattresses that can be used in any of the rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Kitchen/Dining includes a separate bar area with its own wine refrigerator. The High-speed cable provides a vast array of viewing possibilities from the 6 TV/VCRs and also accommodates wireless internet access throughout the home.

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Top 10 Reasons Why WE LOVE THIS HOME & Will Return

  • 5 of 5

This is our 19th visit to the Hawaiian islands over the past 23 years and since your home is our hands-down favorite, we want to do for you what some guests of ours did for us (we have a vacation rental in California). A TOP 10 list of your beautiful home so future guests know what to expect. So here goes...

#1 Location Location Location

===>We’ve been to all of the Hawaiian islands and to Poipu on the south shore but NOTHING COMPARES to Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. That’s why everyone says the North Shore of Kauai is what dreams are made of and why more movies have been filmed here than any other tropical location in the world

#2 The Lanai/porch

===>WOW! Amazing! Mesmerizing! Surreal! (to quote some of the more than 50 mentions of this in your guestbook). We love it because of:

a) Western facing orientation–We’ve been in homes facing north with nothing but ocean views and find this so much more beautiful (although we do get a peek of the ocean). Looking west makes for remarkable morning rainbows(some guests have seen double and even a triple rainbow), all-day views of the waterfalls on the mountains(one guest saw 16) and, of course, unbelievable sunsets over famous Bali Hai (where Mount Makana meets the Pacific)

b) Convenience-we can walk onto the lanai from either the family room or the dining room and it’s all on the upper level (not ground floor or off a bedroom). What a fantastic floor plan to take advantage of this setting! Also, with the living area and kitchen right here, we conveniently drink our morning coffee, have an occasional meal and, of course, celebrate the sunset with an appropriate tropical cocktail or glass of wine while enjoying the scenery, songs of local birds and island breeze

c) Constant reminder–The living/dining/Lanai area with all of its glass & openness to the views, never lets you forget YOU ARE IN PARADISE! I believe this has had a profound effect on our experience here

#3 Privacy

===>This exclusive loop of a dozen or so homes, each on an oversized parcel of land affords an abundance of privacy that is so unlike our past Princeville experiences where, by the end of the week, we often know the names and habits of our surrounding neighbors whether we want to or not. We also appreciate it’s across the street from the golf course so we aren’t disturbed or awakened by golfers or maintenance crews

< to see more, click on "More Details" in blue, above this review >

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: < to see the rest of this review, click on "More Details" in blue, just above the 24 photos > Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to organize/summarize, from the guest book, the many benefits of our home and also sharing your personal experiences. We try hard to ensure our guests have a memorable vacation and look forward to you joining our list of repeat visitors.
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5

Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular home!

Everything was perfect beginning with our correspondence with Spencer, his quick response to questions, and his Welcome email with details about the home and suggestions on things to do and places to go.

The North Shore of Kauai is nothing short of breathtaking. Like nowhere I've ever seen. Other than its natural beauty, there were so many activities and adventures to keep our family busy.

The home has everything. It is the cleanest and most well appointed vacation rental we have seen since we began vacationing in this manner more than 15 years ago. It seemed freshly painted, tastefully furnished, a kitchen with everything you could ask for, even coordinated ware. All of the bedrooms had their own TVs and DVD players. All bathrooms had hair dryers and curling irons. It included tennis rackets and balls, beach towels, boogie boards, surf boards, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, and even sand toys for the little ones. And to set the mood, we appreciated the complimentary CD of Hawaiian music that Spencer so graciously made for us. We will certainly return and spread the word about your beautiful abode in paradise.

A little side note: We must have come just after the prior review because we heard on multiple occasions that, during the week prior to our arrival, there was an uncanny occurrence of unseasonably hot weather combined with a lack of trade winds that made island living very uncomfortable. It's a shame that this beautiful home would get a 4 star review as a result of the weather.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay and Lots of Space

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Spencer's house was great and he was very responsive in my inquiries. We had 7 in our party so we had a lot of space. Conveniently located in the heart of Princeville, we ventured out to Hanelei every day. We also made use of the tennis court and the short stroll to Queen's Bath. The only drawback was the lack of air conditioning for those who are sensitive to heat (we had a few in our party!). Each room is equipped with a ceiling fan and a standing fan so if that's cool enough for you, it shouldn't be a problem! Can't wait to go back to Hawaii again! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very sorry that a few in your party were sensitive to the heat, but glad you enjoyed the home and will be returning. It is very rare for homes on the Hawaiian islands to have either heating or air conditioning because of the temperate climate and trade winds. However, each bedroom, the kitchen and living room have ceiling fans should guests require extra air circulation. Please see the following review for further information.
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Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a magical experience. Spencer was extremely helpful with his welcome packet that oriented us to the island and gave us choices of all the various adventures this island has to offer. The house was perfect in terms of comfort and cleanliness and had everything we needed to relax, cook, and of course....all of the accessories for the beach. It was also in a great, convenient location where we walked to nightly entertainment after enjoying the sunset on the lanai with a glass of wine. First time on this island and the north shore is definitely our favorite area in all of Hawaii (found it interesting that advertisements for the south shore show pictures of the north shore). Again, many mahalos for giving us an unbelievably memorable experience. As you know,(since we just booked it) we'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect family home

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion for my husband's 80th birthday, with our children and their families, and the house was perfect. every possible beach toy was available, the neighborhood pool was right next door, the house was quiet (except for, occasionally, our grandchildren), and the view of the mountain was breathtaking. the geckos chirped outside of our room. when a tiny repair was needed, the handyman came right over. the location is perfect, close to many gorgeous beaches and not far from the grocery store. the kitchen was set up so that our many cooks could all work together. thank you, Spencer!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

palace in Princeville

  • 5 of 5

This place could not be more beautiful, perfect for a large family or group of courples. Pool, tennis, beautiful well appointed home

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The exclusive Sunset District of Princeville is a small enclave of homes on estate sized lots in picturesque west Princeville that boasts privacy from neighbors and tranquility, away from Princeville's busier roads. With its close proximity to Hanalei Bay, you are within walking distance of Hanalei Bay Resort and the renowned St.Regis at Princeville where you can enjoy nightly entertainment, casual and fine dining and world-class shopping.................................................................................................. Hanalai Bay is a two-mile crescent bay with white sand, warm water and stunning mountain views that form a perfect backdrop for the town of Hanalei....................... There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive to both the east and west, from the lighthouse in Kilauea to the majestic cliffs of the Na Pali coast.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $385
Damage Deposit $89

Hawaii Registration ID# 213-863-0144-01
Hawaii Broker License# RB-20883

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.