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Princeville's Sh'Zen: Best Bali Hai, Sunset View

Bedrooms 2
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Princeville's Sh'Zen is a luxurious three bedroom, three bath home on a very private third of an acre of lush tropical gardens and pool. . Spectacular endless ocean views over the seventh tee and sixth green of the world famous and newly remodeled Makai Golf Course and steps away from the trail to Queen's Bath. Sh'Zen is a symphony of nature and you will have a box seat for it all; ocean sunsets, sunrise on the mountains,waterfalls,rainbows, whales and albatross in the winter and streaming giant waves thundering into Punahele Bay. Most of the year you can expect gentle trades, night-time showers and sun-filled days.

Amenities include a 40 foot lap pool, jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and silky Doug fir floors. The home has three levels. The master suite faces Mount Makena(King Kong Mtn.) and the entoire Bali Hai Mountain range. and has a gigantic covered deck. The garden room suite looks over the pool and garden and has a covered lanai. The lower deck is the Captain's Cabin with a double futon on stand and full bathroom. The Cabin is air conditioned and has a lovely ocean, valley view as well as a large screen TV, home theater and DVD. There is a cable modem and wireless router for WiFi throughout.

Special attention has been given to night lighting for an ultra-tropical mood.

Balinese paintings and stone carvings, fountains and statuary comlete the scene. A wall surrounds street sides musting ambient sounds except for the birds and hush of the Palms. The Garden includes an Anthurium walkway from the gate to the front door and passes by the Bali Pond, the Angel Fountain and the Pool.

Steps away is the trail to Queen's Bath, and a short walk to the five star Princeville Hotel and two miles to the Princeville Shopping Center which has a large supermarket. All the sights of the fabulous North Shore of Kauai are minutes away including Anini, dreamy Hanalei, Lumahai, Tunnels and Ke'e Beaches.

Sh'Zen is your ticket to the best Princeville has to offer and the place for an ultra- romantic tropical vacation .

Pets are not permitted. Smoking is not allowed

All photos were taken of or from Sh'Zen.

Keywords: Home

More Details

Ben Halpren
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Ben Halpren

Miko, in the painting above, greets you at the front door of our Sh'Zen(Nature). I'm holding the camera. She a jewelry designer, me a retired MD from the SF Bay area. Sh'Zen reflects our love of Asian art and places and her Japanese roots.

Ben Halpren purchased this house in 1989


Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Princeville's Sh'Zen: Best Bali Hai, Sunset View
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Lafaytte, CO


  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! First, it was extremely clean. Next the views were to die for. The pool is great; although, we didn’t really use it as it was chilly. We highly recommend this home for anyone looking for a beautiful backdrop to their vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical stay. The house had amazing views, lizards all over the place for our kids to catch, roosters and chickens to feed every morning, and so much privacy. In August it does get stuffy at times in the main house area and bedrooms due to no air conditioning. We used the fans inside and left to go out on adventures everyday, so the lack of air conditioning was not the biggest deal. This is a great price for location, size of house, and views. Perfect for children and families. We all had a blast and plan to come back here.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

Best view in Princeville!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house over the holidays and it was just amazing! The view and house exceeded our expectations, the pictures are nice but the real thing is even better. The view from the living room seating area and the dining room table were incredible, we even saw some whales offshore. Every day there were beautiful sunrises, sunsets and rainbows. You can see Bali Hai, the golf course and the ocean from the house. The house is well appointed and clean, if we come back to Princeville we would definitely stay again. Both Ben and Melanie were accommodating and available by phone or email any time we tried to reach them. There were no problems with our rental and we had a great time. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional rental

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ben for opening up your home to us. We had a great 10 days. We just loved the location. We spent a lot of time just looking at the view and enjoying the beaches around the area. Walked to the queens bath at low tide and even snorkeled in it. The manager Melanie was outstanding, was there for us when needed and even went over and beyond by sending my husbands wetsuit shorts in the mail. We hope to come back soon.

Mike and Eileen P

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Martinez, CA


  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing home to celebrate our daughter's wedding and it was absolutely perfect. We have some of the most beautiful pictures of her getting ready with the Pacific Ocean in the background as well as the golf course. Overall, we had a magnificent stay at Sh'Zen - words cannot convey how lovely, warm and welcoming this home is. Also, everything that we needed was provided and the home is so well organized. The owner was readily available as was the property manager. All necessary info was communicated to us prior to our arrival. We were able to entertain a few relatives with drinks on the lanai and in the garden around the pool. After my daughter's wedding, my husband and I simply relaxed every day at Sh'Zen - it was so hard to leave! Nothing on the island was better that watching the sun set from the lanai! And, it is truly beautiful - the online pictures do not do it justice - it's better in person! Loved our stay and we look forward to coming back to Shy'Zen!! Thank you so much, Ben, for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Alberta


  • 5 of 5

This home, location, and views are stunning! Our 4th visit to Kauai. Sh'Zen had us saying Wow, from the moment we walked through the gate.

The grounds are beautiful and private. The interior is spacious, clean and open. The kitchen had everything we needed. The master bedroom has views and a balcony that are simply gorgeous. How many places have an ocean view and golf view?! We enjoyed watching golfers reach the 7th green, which is in direct view from any of the back balconies of Sh'Zen. Watch the sun set from the balcony in the evenings.

The outdoor shower was very handy to rinse off beach sand. We took the opportunity to use the pool a couple of times as well. Although beach gear is not supplied, previous renters had left several boogie boards. They were in excellent condition, so we made good use of them.

The Captains cabin below, is accessed through a separate entrance. Wifi access is stronger here, than upstairs.

There was plenty of soap, shampoo, lotions, clothes washing detergent, etc provided.

Communication with the owner was very good.

Highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makai, Prince courses
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

normal out-clean (8hrs) $300
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional guests per week:3-4 $2200, 5 $2400/Week
Security Deposit against lost or broken items & long distance, extra cable or an out-clean over 6-8hrs
$300 Cleaning charge from security deposit
Deposit is not refundable if cancelled.
Rent is not refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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