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

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


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

Spencer Snyder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Rainbows, Waterfalls, Sunset Views - Golf, Tennis, Pool, Hot Tub- Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 117 reviews

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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Great value and location.

  • 4 of 5

We took the kids and grandkids. Great value and location.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Scott, We're sorry we could not accommodate your last minute request for a late check-out. As explained, an early check-in and/or a late check-out request are always granted unless we have a check-in and check-out on the same day (we call this a back-to-back-booking). On days when there is a back-to-back-booking, the cleaning and maintenance crews need as much time as possible to prepare the house for the next guests, and we typically cannot have a late check-out or early check-in. Unfortunately we had a back-to-back-booking on the day of your departure. I would recommend that next time you make your request earlier in the process so that we may be able to make arrangements that are preferable to you and your family. Mahalo, Spencer
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We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for us! We were there for my daughter's nontraditional wedding which we held on PuaPoa beach, then held the reception at the house. It was a small reception, 15 people and 8 of us were able to stay at the house and the other guests easily found places to stay nearby, in Princeville. This was a great location for just about everything. The house is gorgeous, clean, comfortable, beautiful setting and completely set up, thus making it extremely easy for us to hold the reception as well as stage and prepare for the wedding. The kitchen is fully equipped and we were able to prepare and have everyone for breakfast every morning, dinner most evenings and the reception. Spencer was extremely receptive and although we were never wanting during our stay, I felt as though he would be available if we needed him. He sent us information prior to our visit which made it easy for everyone to have plenty to do and lots of toys to do things with. We knew we would want a place to stay prior to the wedding and hold the reception at the same house, near to the wedding beach. When we made inquiries to other vrbos we were turned down. Having been excepted for this place was extremely appreciated and made for a wonderful, memorable experience. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful home! Having a tennis court & pool right there was great for the kids, we could watch them from the upstairs patio. Also there was all the ocean toys for the family to us. Snorkels, boogie boards, surf boards. We all had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A bit of paradise for my 70th birthday!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to celebrate my 70th birthday in a special way, and so I chose Hawaii (where my husband and I honeymooned 47 years ago). I also wanted to be with my whole family, and so I chose this beautiful home on Kauai. And it was perfect! Plenty of room for us all (6 adults and 3 kids), a convenient location, clean and well-stocked. And, yes, we saw the rainbows, waterfalls and sunsets from the lanai. We really used all of the information that Spencer sent to us in advance to plan our daily outings, and were never disappointed. Mahalo, Spencer for a wonderful week at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that is well equipped for a group. Plenty of dining space, well equipped kitchen, plenty of parking, plenty of linens and beach supplies were an added bonus. Great communication. We very much enjoyed and appreciated our stay.


  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Princeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer '17
Apr 11 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall '17
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving '17
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall '17
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday '17
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring '18
Jan 1 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer '18
May 19 2018 - Aug 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall '18
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $385
Property Damage Insuranc $89
Tax Rate 13.42%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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