4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
Susan Oakley/Property Administrator
About Susan Oakley/Property Administrator
This photo is of our '60th' Wedding Anniversary surprise party in Boulder Colorado at a CU football game! We are pictured in the center. When we built our home in 1986 our grandchildren, Chris (7) and Brianne (5) 'helped' us, and we are now proud great- grandparents! Gary is a retired manufacturer and twin engine Cessna pilot and JoAnn is an artist and dietitian. 'The growing number of great-grand children 'keep us young' and always amazed.'
Susan Oakley/Property Administrator purchased this House in 1987
Why Susan Oakley/Property Administrator chose Princeville
We had the opportunity to purchase the land that overlooks the ocean, has amazing mountain views as well as the fact that the home is located on the 6th hole of the Makai golf course! It is within walking distance of the Princeville Center, and just down the street from the St. Regis Princeville Hotel and beaches. Also the infamous 'Queen's Bath' is right around the corner in this quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Our home is older, yet very unique with some nice "updates". There are incredible flowers and lush vegetation being in the rain forest. We are next to the golf course, have the ocean view and are in a cozy neighborhood just a few houses from Queen's Bath. We have recently given our home a "new " look with a fresh coat of paint inside and out, new appliances, outdoor furniture, fixtures, screens, and more! We have noticed that everyone arriving on the island are completely different upon leaving Kauai. When they leave they all have the 'shuffle' and are so relaxed. This is a family friendly home.
What makes this House unique
The design of the house is unique, open and spacious, and the stars at night are amazing! Sitting on the lanai is the best place to watch the amazing and always unique sunsets!
NEW "Pack and Play",
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Princeville View Home Golf Course
I was very impressed with the views and amenities associated with this property. The views were tremendous and made the trip enjoyable. What is Hawaii without being able to enjoy the sunset and sunrises?
So glad you enjoyed the amazing views and we try to keep the house "renter friendly" and supply as many amenities as we can for our guests. Sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous and they are always changing! Come back again!
Best possible location; but beware
This property is in the most beautiful location with views that change daily and are rarely less than fantastic. The house itself is spacious and provides excellent facilities for sleep and play; with access to golf, beaches (check out Princeville Hotel) and all the other activities on the North shore. With few exceptions, the home is well appointed for cooking and entertaining. On its face and as presented on the VRBO website this is a fantastic property.
However, be aware that the home has no air-conditioning. Although many homes in Hawaii are not air-conditioned, I was surprised to find a commercial offering to lack the convenience. Our rental was in July and was confounded by the fact that the trade-winds had diminished to nothing. This presented two problems: by 3:00 pm the house was unbearably hot and flying bugs swarmed into the property (even making sure doors were closed did not help) resulting in certain areas such as window sills cluttered with dead or dying bugs.
Although many fans were provided, they simply did not cut the heat in the home. We finally learned to retreat to the driveway in the shade as the best place to get a breeze and escape the heat. Evening cocktails and meals were usually taken there as the home would remain hot until 7-8 pm.
The bugs were a separate issue as we were told that the previous tenant had left the doors open resulting in bugs able to freely enter the home. Dead bugs would fall from above into our food as we prepared or ate in the kitchen. In addition, we needed to regularly sweep up bugs from the floor and furniture.
The grill provided is nothing more than a small personal grill which cannot accommodate the amount of fish or meat that one would need to grill for the members of your party. We were also very disappointed to find that the hot tub was a cesspool that we were told was not working for months before our arrival. My last check of the listing three months after our visit, still listed the hot tub as a working amenity.
Be aware that the "cleaning" deposit is nothing more than additional rent. We spent a great deal of time cleaning up the home before we left. When I followed up to find out when I would receive my deposit, I was eventually told that the amount was paid to the cleaners after our visit.
Forget the hot tub and pray for the trades!
Great View, BUT
Beautiful place, Great View and Location. However, these are the problems we found with this property.
1. Roof leaked into master bedroom onto bed. Slept on couch that night until things dried out. Repair service had advised owner earlier that that skylight needed repair.
2. Very small 2 patty grill that didn't operate
3. Insects through out home. Finally, we purchased spray to bring this problem under some control
4. Master bath, very poor lighting
5. No paper supply provided
6. Kitchen, plenty of cupboards, but no place to put any groceries.
7. No hair dryer
8. No shampoo and bath soaps
We are always working to resolve property issues and these are legitimate concerns. However, we have a new property management team and since the house has been completely booked all summer it's been difficult to get the needed work completed. I am happy to report that the roof issue has now been completed! Tropical insects are part of the "landscape" and our pest control company routinely sprays. The new management team is aware of these issues and they are busy making sure that these issues are resolved. The views are incredible and the landscape is so peaceful.
The home was very well appointed and accommodated our large group very well. The only improvement would be cleanliness of kitchen dinnerwearcand untensils. The view from the porch was stunning and the best I have experienced in all of Kauai. The sunsets were amazing. Thank you for sharing your special home.
So glad you enjoyed your vacation. The views are indeed spectacular. We have had many back to backs lately and sometimes during the turnover process there can be an oversite. We have now a day blocked off before each guest arrives to ensure there is enough time to have a thorough cleaning. Thank you for your response. So glad you enjoyed the house and the views. Hope you can return some day!
Such an amazing feeling waking up in the morning with such a beautiful view. It's the perfect place for us, we wouldn't want to be anywhere else. And Susan is so nice and very quick to respond to our questions.
The views are truly amazing and the sunrises and sunsets are always changing and so peaceful. The layout of the home is perfect for groups of all sizes and guests really feel at home in our family home. Mahalo for your comments and we hope you visit again soon!
We stayed here with our family of five and another family of five, with the six kids ranging in age from 9 to 16. This place was perfect for us. The views are amazing. We got to watch whales from the balcony. The hot tub was a great relaxing way to end the day. We had so many wonderful adventures on this island, and found some of our favorite beaches close by. The trail to Queens Bath at the end of the street is a nice bonus too. The beach towels, chairs, and boogie boards in the garage were nice to have. Susan was wonderful, very responsive, and eager to answer any questions we had about the house or the island. The laundry was very handy to have, as we did find ourselves covered in mud frequently from our adventures. We would definitely stay here again, and we hope we get to come back!
So glad your vacation was a fun one! The island is definitely filled with adventures "just waiting to be found." There are great beaches within walking distance and it is a bonus having Queens Bath just a few houses away! We have boogie boards and beach toys as well as chairs, towels and a near new heavy duty washer and dryer for many loads of laundry. Come back and visit!
There is a nice running/walking path (next to the golf course and within walking distance) to the Princeville Town Center for shopping, dinning and banking. The St. Regis hotel at Princeville is also within walking distance with an incredible brunch, Luau and entertainment. The Marriot hotel, just down the road has a great brunch and entertainment. *Check out the paperback book 'The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook' (Kauai Revealed by Andrew Doughty Published by Wizard Publications Inc) for the latest in dinning and entertainment!*
**All beaches and golf courses are open to the public**
Golf Courses: Makai, Prince, Woods (local)
Ready Rentals: 808-823-8008
Pack n' Play available at the house
Relax and enjoy the DVD's of the many movies that were made on the island of Kauai!