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Spencer Snyder

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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

22 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

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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.

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#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 :-)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Spencer Snyder (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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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4.9
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Rainbows, Waterfalls, Sunset Views - Golf, Tennis, Pool, Hot Tub- Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 113 reviews
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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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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.

Mahalo!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was wonderful! We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! The kitchen was well stocked. We used the tennis courts and hot tub. It was nice that there were chairs and boards available to take to the beach. Fantastic trip! Thank you Spencer!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home. Beautiful Vacation.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a vacation home to rent on Kauai and this is available for the dates you want to go, don't wait any longer, you've found your spot. Well laid out, comfortable, well appointed and clean. Having cocktails on the upstairs lanai watching the serene Hawaiian sunsets was worth the price of admission alone. We (8 adults and 3 very small children) just returned from what can only be described as one of the best vacation venues any of us has ever been to. Located only a 30 minute or so walk to the beach at the St. Regis or a 15 minute ride to the amazing Anini beach, the location can't be beat. Princeviile shopping center, with a well stocked market and ample shopping and dining options is also just a 5 minute drive or half hour walk as well. Having the gated community pool just outside the back yard was a huge bonus as we didn't have to worry about the small children wandering off. We were the only ones to use the pool the entire week we were there. Loved our week in paradise and can't thank our host Spencer enough for his helpfulness and advice and hope to return one day soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rainbows, Waterfalls, Sunset Views

  • 5 of 5

We saw them ALL once again from the lanai of your beautiful peaceful home. Coming to the North Shore of Kauai rejuvenates us like no other place on the planet. It’s majestic beauty is magical and this well appointed house allows us to enjoy it all in abundant comfort.

We’re always excited to see the improvements you’ve made. This year we noticed a new spa, new living room/kitchen nook and bedroom furniture, some new beds, new TVs throughout, artwork, painting, landscaping and I’m sure there’s more. Thank you so much for all you do to enhance our Kauai retreat J

We really like the review ‘Top 10 Reasons Why We Love This Home’ (and couldn’t agree more) so we’re putting together a ‘Top 10 Reasons We Love The North Shore’ and will post it here soon.

BTW…for years you had the highest review rating on the island with more than 100 reviews from cultures & perspectives all over the world. I’m not sure why you took them down but think they were very informative/helpful for first time visitors.

Mahalo until next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely No Better Place

  • 5 of 5

There is absolutely no better place on Kauai to spend a month than PALM Hale! It has become a home away from home for us. Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation home with us. We took your advice on many wonderful island activities – from hiking in Waimea Canyon Park, to hot-footin it on the wide beach at BarkingSands (sands that “bark”) to swimming with the turtles at the end of the world, to boogy boarding and surfing in Hanalei Bay, and more. Life just doesn’t have anything more spectacular to offer than time on this island! And Palm Hale offered us a welcoming and comfortable place to return to each day. Thank you again… we’ll be returning year after year.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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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

Princeville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer Special
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$399
 
 
Fall '16
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Thanksgiving '16
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Late Fall '16
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Holiday '16
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Spring '17
Jan 2 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer '17
May 20 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Fall '17
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Thanksgiving '17
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Late Fall '17
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Holiday '17
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$725
 
 
Spring '18
Jan 1 2018 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Summer '18
May 19 2018 - Aug 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$399
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $385
Property Damage Protection $59
Property Damage Insuranc $89
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii Registration ID# W92514827-01
Hawaii Broker License# RB-20883

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Amenities

Kauai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 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
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV / DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV / DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV / DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Internet / FAX
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , TV / DVD
  • 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
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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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