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Over 60 5 star reviews. “Perfect” Golfcrse Home, Pool, Wifi Wlk to bch, Sleep 12

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,221 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

From recent guests:

'Best organized and best stocked rental house ever.'

'The comfort and convenience of Hale Kipa made our trip very special. '

'This was the ideal house for our vacation'

'What a beautiful, peaceful and welcoming home it is!'

This Golf Course home is located in Princeville, home to some of Hawaii's finest resorts, golf courses, and restaurants. Princeville is also the site of three beaches, Pu'u, Kenomene Beach (Hideaways), and Kawweonui Beach (Sealodge). It is just minutes from Anini Beach, the funky town of Hanalei, and Hanalei Bay.

The equivalent of three hotel rooms in a Princeville Vacation Rental on the Makai Golf Course, for less than the cost of one nearby hotel room. For three couples, each has the privacy of their own master bedroom with ensuite bath, and also the luxury of a large living area, looking out on golf course, mountains, ocean and waterfalls, to share with family or friends. For extended families, the house accommodates up to twelve, depending on ages and relationships.

A large living area is just up the stairs of this spacious house which is almost 3000 sq ft under roof. Upstairs, enjoy panoramic views of fairways, mountains and waterfalls. Walk out on one of two decks, and enjoy fresh tropical evenings as the sun sets behind Bali Hai across the bay.

King size beds in two of the bedrooms and two doubles in the third. A daybed in the Living Room. Two futons for extra guests or extra family. A crib for infants. Number of people the house can sleep comfortably depends on ages and relationships. Upstairs, a 'great room' of Living, Dining, and Kitchen areas, with windows all around, and two decks. Gorgeous views of mountains, waterfalls, and golf course. Directions provided in our own 'coffee table book' to all the best restaurants, snorkeling beaches and shopping, with sample menus and comments from past guests. A fully equipped kitchen large enough for three cooks to work in harmony, or walk to one of three nearby restaurants. Fully equipped with bed, bath and beach towels and linens, beach mats, and a library of paperbacks for that 'lie on the couch and do nothing' day. Books and toys for the 'little ones'. A DVD library of movies made on the Island of Kauai.

You will have use of Sunset Drive Community Association Recreation Center across the street. This excellent facility includes a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court.

Guests say: 'It's a beautiful thing when a place lives up to its billing' (The Nickels, Denver, Colorado).

We have been told many times by our guests that it feels like home, not like a vacation rental, and that has been our goal.

From GOLF MAGAZINE's Gold Medal Resorts 2004-05:

Princeville Resort

Kauai, Hawaii

Shangri-la (n.) 1. A distant and secluded hideaway, usually of great beauty and peacefulness. 2. Princeville. Framed by sheer mountains that plunge into azure water, Princeville enjoys Kauai's most divine setting............................. as if the tranquil Hanalei Bay were in your own backyard. Robert Trent Jones's Prince course is a wild child, stretching 7,309 yards and often slashing its way through deep thicket. The Makai ('towards the sea') presents three nines -- the Ocean, Lakes and Woods -- that are more player-friendly. Playing early improves your chances of nabbing a patio table at the Living Room, where the sushi is always fresh and the sunsets are never less than dazzling.

You Said It: It has everything -- ocean, mountains, waterfalls.... The most opulent resort I've experienced.... The lounge at sunset might be the most beautiful place in the world.

Transient Vacation Rental License #: TV-1614

Hawaii Tax I.D. NO. W05118042-01

Note about "Sleeps 12":

We say that the house sleeps 12, but that is if six of the guests are couples or children sharing beds, two of the guests are children and can sleep on foam mattresses on the floor, and if one is an infant, sleeping in our crib.

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More Details

Hank Drayton
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Hank Drayton

Retired Navy Captain Hank Drayton, and his son and daughter in law Rick and Debra share ownership. Rick and Debra, who live a mile away in Princeville keep the place beautiful, and Hank and his wife Gloria keep it full.

Hank and Gloria live half time in San Diego, CA, and half in Kailua, Oahu.

Hank Drayton purchased this house in 1989

Why Hank Drayton chose Princeville

After I retired from the Navy, I worked for Rockwell International in Orange County, CA. One day I was stuck on the freeway in the smog, thinking to myself 'Why am I here in the smog, doing about ten miles an hour, when my son lives in Paradise (Princeville, Kauai)?'

A week later, I called my son, Rick Drayton, and proposed that we get together, buy a lot in Princeville on the golf course, and build a Three Master Bedroom Vacation Rental. I had heard a Real Estate Agent there say 'I sure wish I had a three or four master bedroom house to rent!'

So we did!

And over the last 25 years we have enjoyed making about 650 sets of guests very happy that we did.

What makes this house unique

Snorkeling, basking on the beach, gazing at the amazing scenery of the North Shore of Kauai. Sitting on the front deck watching the sun set behind Bali Hai.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I went with a group of 7 individuals and stayed at Hank's place in Priceville, Kauai over the weekend of November 11th and it was amazing. Clean, beautiful place, amazing location on the north side of Kauai - and fully stocked of anything you might need to make meals at the place - saving you alot of money and getting quality time with the people you are traveling with. I will definately contact Hank the next time I come to Hawaii, either with a group or just with my husband. Thanks Hank for everything for a memorable trip on the island of Kauai.
Nov 2011
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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2221 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed in living room; 2 fold up matresses in closets
  • King size beds (2) King Beds in two of the Master Bedrooms, Double Beds (2) Two Double beds in one of the Master Bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) A Pune'e (daybed) in the living room (half bath off the living room), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two fold-up futons stored in the closet
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
TV (w/cable) in each BR and LR, DVD (with movies made on Kauai), WiFi, Ironing Board and Iron, No pets, Patio overlooking the golf course, Private pool and tennis court across the street from this Vacation Rental at Princeville, Kauai


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Over 60 5 star reviews. “Perfect” Golfcrse Home, Pool, Wifi Wlk to bch, Sleep 12
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We certainly appreciated the use of your lovely home in Kauai. We plan a yearly trip with my sister and her family, and this one was our best yet. The comfort and convenience of Hale Kipa made our trip very special.

The kids loved Hideaways Beach and the pool. The parents loved the beauty and ambience of Kauai and Princeville in particular.

Thanks for making this a trip of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, but in need of updating.

  • 3 of 5

The location, size and stocked kitchen are wonderful. I feel that the owner and property manager were nice to work with and willing to provide supplies as needed. On the negative, I feel that the home needs updating. It seems that nothing except for granite countertops and tile in a few, not all, of the bathrooms has been updated in the last 15+ years. The home also needs a really good deep cleaning. It would also be helpful and more comfortable to have pull out couches in the upstairs and a new daybed-the current one is barely holding together. Also, the bedding description is deceiving and should be made more clear. There are only four beds, two fulls and two kings, a rickety day bed that sleeps one, a very old crib and two very small floor mats to sleep on. All in all, I would not choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been offering this Vacation Rental for 29 years, rebuilding it once after a hurricane, and refurnishing it many times. We have hosted about twelve hundred families over that time. This is the first, and only, negative review.
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Great place to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

Family stayed for week for a pre xmas vacation was a perfect location and great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great hosts! Clean and house sticked with all tge essentials! I defiantly would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It had everything we needed for our group. The home was clean, and at such a beautiful location, overlooking the golf course. The booking process was very smooth and they were always very prompt at getting back to me. I would definitely recommend this home to those looking for a vacation home in Princeville!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, loved the location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! House had everything we needed. The location was ideal for exploring the north shore and the small towns there. Look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanalei Bay
Tunnels Beach
Bar Acuda
Anini Beach Park
The Dolphin Restaurant - Hanalei
Tahiti Nui
Kalypso Island Bar and Grill
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Pier
Princeville Ranch
Princeville Golf Course -- CLOSED
Lapperts Ice Cream
Kalalau Trail
Ha'ena State Park
Lumahai Beach Park
The Mediterranean Gourmet
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Hideaways Beach
Na Pali Coast
Lappert's Hawaii
Kalalau Lookout
Wonderful view! (Unless it's fogged in)
National Tropical Botanical Gardens
Princeville Center
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Princeville Ranch Adventures
Hanalei Farmers Market
Waioli Huiia Church
Tunnels Beach
big save inc
Puu Poa Beach
Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Hideaways Beach
Car: recommended

Area: The Princeville Resort, on the beautiful North Coast of Kauai, is renowned for its golf, luaus, and spirit of Aloha, The resort overlooks Hanalei Bay, and was the setting for the filming of 'South Pacific', Bali Hai is across the bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.41%

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation more than six months prior arrival: a full refund will be issued.
Cancellation between six months and 60 days prior arrival: a 50% refund will be issued, unless we are able to re-book the house.
Cancellation less than 60 days prior arrival: No refund unless we are able to rebook.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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