Princeville is a picturesque location with cliff side views overlooking the parts of Hanalei Bay and the Pacific. This Kauai North Shore community is not just a place for timeshares and condos; there are many hidden gems in this town.
Sunsets and Beaches
This upscale planned community is an excellent location for sunset viewing. The Princeville Resort, at the end of Ka Haku Road, has a bar with an outdoor seating area that gives an impeccable view of Makana Mountain (also known as Bali Hai) and overlooks the ocean in a way that is beyond comparison. The hotel, which requires valet parking, celebrates each sunset with a champagne-sabering ritual (popping off the cork with a knife) and toast.
Maybe you’d like to take a dip in the ocean or lay beachside for a spell while you’re in Princeville. If so, Hideaways Beach, accessible via The Princeville Resort or the Hanalei Bay Resort, is the way to go. Although small, it is a great place to unwind and is another terrific location for sunset viewing.
Shopping and Dining
You’d probably just breeze by the Princeville Center without a second glance on your way to Hanalei if you didn’t know any better, but then you’d be missing out on local keepsakes and food that hit the spot in more ways than one. There are several businesses in this mall that sell one-of-a-kind items that make great gifts and souvenirs and are locally-made. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of dining options from grab-and-go’s like Sandwich Isle Deli and The Shot North Shore, to upscale dining at Piazza, as well as sweet treats like Lappert’s Hawaiʻi Ice Cream and Coffee.
Golfers, Princeville touts one of the best golf courses on the island. The Makai Golf Club has topped many golf course lists including most scenic. Besides being blown away by the views, the course, which is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., design, presents a fun challenge for the novice or experienced golfer.
Other activities offered in the resort areas include shopping, spa services, tennis, swimming, biking, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, deep-sea fishing and helicopter tours. Nearby Princeville Ranch Adventures offers horseback riding, zip-lining, ATV and nature adventures.
What’s The Princeville Real Estate Market Like?
If you're looking to vacation on Kauai's North Shore, Princeville is your spot! Although filled with many full-time residents, vacationers rent houses and condos quite frequently. In 2018, homes sold ranged in price from $710,000 up to $4,400,000. The median sold price for a single-family home in 2018 was $1,035,000. Princeville is a highly desirable real estate community of Kauai because of the Visitor Destination Area.
Princeville is privy to special county zoning where certain areas are eligible for homes being vacation rented – we call this the VDA (Visitor Destination Area). Any short term rental of a room within a home, or a home, less than 180 days is not permitted, nor can it be applied for. This limitation does not apply to properties within the Visitor Destination Area (VDA). Outside of the VDA, homes are subject to long-term rentals with 180-Day leases or 30-Day rentals. Contact me to find out which homes are amenable to this preclusion.
The homes have experienced a nice appreciation in value over the past 10 years of over 4%; making any purchase a consistent and gradual investment.
Princeville is home to the only condos on the North Shore, with the exception of Hanalei Colony Resort. There are 22 condominiums and hundreds of single-family homes. This planned community draws vacationers and locals alike to own a property and rent out as a vacation home, visit as a second home, or live in full-time. Contact me to find out which homes are available