About this listing
You will find our rental rates on Airbnb to be very competitive and include Hawaii taxes. Our rates are also structured with discounts based on length-of-stay beginning with seven nights or more.
The condo is completely renovated with ceramic tile flooring throughoutall and walk-in porcelain tiled showers in both bathrooms, with the kitchen counter and master bath vanity tops tiled as well. All the kitchen appliances were replace during the renovation along with the lighting fixtures. All the ceiling areas have been filled with insulation and faced with 2-ply bamboo. Along with fresh paint throughout, all electrical outlets and switches have been replaced and additional outlets added. Our condo is located at Sandpiper Village I. The Sandpiper grounds boast beautiful mature landscaping and a pool complex with a large tile-bottomed pool plus a good size jacuzzi and two Webber gas grills. My condo is less than a minute walk to the pool complex and about a 3 to 20 minute drive to more than a dozen beaches on the norht shore.
There are Webber gas barbecue grills available for guests to use on a complimentary basis at the large pool complex, located less than a minute's walk from the unit. Hot meals prepared in this manner can either be enjoyed at the pool or taken back to the condo. The Princeville Resort is located on Kauai's North Shore where you are just minutes away from exploring her many wondrous attractions such as pristine, secluded beaches, the best Kauai has to offer. Great snorkeling, windsurfing, board surfing, or swimming are just minutes away as well. A hike on the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast reveals unparalleled vistas of ocean, mountains, waterfalls, and sheer cliffs that will stay with you forever. And for the golf enthusiast, Princeville is the home of two world class golf courses, the Maikai Course and the Prince Course ranked #1 in Hawaii by Golf Magazine. Both courses offer discounts to guests of Princeville Resort.
.Kauai is an island of unequaled beauty and discovery. No matter how often you return, and you will return, you will continue to uncover her hidden secrets of secluded beaches, multi-level waterfalls, and soul pleasing vistas.
You will discover that you had not chosen Kauai, Kauai had chosen you!
Amenities - Phone, Cable TV (with 3 TVs), 2 DVD players, 2 pair wireless headphones for quiet TV watching, VCR, Stereo w/tape and CD player, full kitchen w/ flatop stove and microwave hood, Full Size Refrigerator w/ ice maker, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Washer/Dryer, Hair Dryer, 3 Ceiling Fans, Dishes, Flatware, Glasses, Linens/Towels, Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Lotion, Ceramic Tiled floors, showers and Lanai, Insulated Vaulted Ceiling Faced with Bamboo, Full Length Mirrored Closet Doors, etc.
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The host was very responsive and provided good instructions! Maps of the neighborhood would of been nice to have, we had to go go to the local Cliff hotel to get a map of the roads of the neighborhood. It is a quiet neighborhood and good for a family experience. The snorkel gear, chairs and beach umbrellas were a nice touch.
It was a really beautiful condo all equip in a very cozy place, we have a lot of fun in Sandpiper village, really close to beautiful spot and Na pali coast, thank you for everything, it was a grest experience
We had a wonderful time at Karl and Rachel's condo. It was an excellent location, close to all the places we wanted to visit, especially since we were just sticking close to the North Shore. The condo was clean, and was very relaxing. It was spacious, perfect for our family of 3 and our daughter loved the loft bedroom! She called it her tower. The Lanai was fabulous as we ate all our meals there, with the gorgeous views of the sky and the lovely backdrop of showers at night and the morning. The bedrooms were comfortable and clean.
Kitchen supplies could use updating, especially since we love to cook and bake, and the TV (analog) was really grainy. We brought our Roku so we could connect it to the TV, so our 3 year old could see her shows, but the TV sets are old so it couldn't connect to our device. WiFi was a bit spotty as well. The condo is located right on a main street so it can be pretty loud at times, with a lot of cars going by.
However, these were minor inconveniences that we were willing to live with because it was such a great location and overall, all the rest of the amenities really met all our needs. Karl and Rachel were even so kind to let us stay later on our last day, rearranging the cleaning schedule and all, since we were flying out at night, so our daughter could take a nap and be rested before travel. That meant a lot to us. My daughter really loved our Kauai home, and loved her time there. We highly recommend their condo and can't wait to be to Kauai again!
I highly recommend staying here. The apartment was beautiful, spacious and well equipped. The pool and hottub were an extra bonus. Karl was very helpful and gives you all the maps and directions as soon as you book so there is no confusion.
Princeville is a nice little villa. Close to the North Shore and a wonderful place called The Queens Bath. It also has a grocery store for any last minute shopping. It is in a condo association with neighbors close by so if your looking for a rustic cabin or to party all night long I would rent somewhere else. However if your looking for a nice clean place to home to after a long day at the beach this is your place.
I will be back!
The condo is in a perfect location for exploring the natural wonders of Kauai's beaches, hikes and the laid back Hanalei vibe. The complex is a mix of families, retirees and vacationers. The pool area is well maintained. Everyone is respectful of the quiet hours as there is no sound separation with windows wide open. The condo is as shown in the photos and due to its popularity is showing some wear and tear. The kitchen is well equipped with good quality cooking utensils, much appreciated for longer stays. Karl responded promptly to my queries.
We appreciated the great location of the condo in upscale Princeville in close proximity to laid back Hanalei and the best spots on Kauai's North Shore, as well as the fact that the condo is well equipped, from kitchen utensils to beach gear.
Karl was really responsive and provided us with detailed instructions which made checking in into the condo really easy.
We were disappointed though by the lack of cleanliness of the condo, especially the floors and the bathrooms. The floors were sticky and our bare feet were dark after 10 minutes. There is water infiltration on the wall of the upstairs bathroom and mold in both of them. The bathroom mats looked soiled. Generally, the condo could use some improvement.
The whole complex is fine, the pool looks quite recent and was enjoyable.
Comfortable, clean, and safe location set against a beautiful golf course. Just like the pictures! Didn't meet Karl in person but received detailed directions and had no trouble finding the place, parking, or getting keys. Only thing was the wifi was very slow the last day - perhaps because the adjoining unit was also using it? A minor inconvenience for a great launching point to explore Kauai.
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About the Host, Karl&Rachel
My wife, Rachel, and I first visited Kauai in the early eighties and just got hooked. We bought our first vacation rental property in 2001 at Sandpiper Village in Princeville and spent about 5-1/2 months renovating it. We dreamed that one day we might be able to make Kauai our permanent home, and we were fortunate to actually make this happen in January of 2006. We bought our second vacation rental property at Puamana in August of last year (2010), as our second vacation rental property. and after a renovation period, placed it on line as a 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse vacation rental.
My wife still works as a flight attendant and I am retired (for all the guys out there, I'll be writing a book soon about how to make that happen). However, I keep busy managing both properties, when we're not dancing, playing softball/tennis, or at the beach. One of the advantages of living here on Kauai and offering vacation properties for rent is that any issues with units that may arise are addressed immediately and decisively through direct communication between the guests and me, the owner. There is no go-between management company in the loop to delay any action that may be required. It's a win-win for everyone.
Mahalo for visiting AirBNB and if you have any questions, call me at home (phone number hidden) or cell (phone number hidden).
Karl & Rachel Forer