The Resort Lifestyle – Princeville Kauai
Situated on a plateau above Kauai’s picturesque north coast, the Princeville Resort overlooks Hanalei Bay with its nearly two miles of sandy beach and idyllic Hanalei Valley. The resort / residential community occupies approximately 1,000 acres of the 10,000-acre greater Princeville destination and encompasses single family and townhome neighborhoods, time share units, the St. Regis Princeville Resort, and the Makai Golf Course. The 2,500 acre Princeville Ranch, a working cattle ranch, is a source of recreational activities, including horseback riding and guided nature treks. But for visitors and most residents, golf is Princeville’s main attraction.
The Prince Course and the Makai Golf Course, both designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., are considered by many to be the most scenic in Hawaii, possibly in the U. S. The Prince, ranked number 22 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 greatest public courses, has undergone a $5 million renovation. The Makai Golf Club, also an 18-hole championship course, and the 9-hole Woods Course are located on the St. Regis property.
Beachgoers have choices…the sandy crescent that rims Hanalei Bay or Lumahai Beach, where scenes from the film “South Pacific” were shot, and a number of “secret” sandy coves along the coast. Approximately 10 miles west on the coastal highway is Haena, site of another white sand beach and starting point of the Kalalau Trail, challenging hikers from around the world with the 11-mile trek to isolated Kalalau Valley.
However, not the least of Princeville’s attractions are its serenity and getaway atmosphere that appeal to buyers from all over the world. According to Nathan W. Smith, Realtor/ Broker at the Century 21 All Islands Princeville office, “Our buyers are a mix of retirees or prospective retirees planning to make Princeville their primary home and people looking for a second or vacation home where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
A large percentage is from the west coast of the Mainland, but during the winter we see an infl ux of people from the midwest and east coast, as well as from Canada.”
Smith is currently listing a condominium home in Kaiulani of Princeville, the newest luxury condominium development on the North Shore. “Kaiulani is Princeville’s most prestigious new community, and Unit 45 is in a premier location right on the Prince Golf Course. From a large, covered lanai that runs the entire length of the unit you can enjoy golf course, mountain, and ocean views,” Smith said.
“This exceptional home offers over 2,440 square feet of interior living space and an additional 1,100 square feet that includes the lanai and two-car garage. There are three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, inclusive of two master suites, one on the lower level, which opens to the lanai, and one upstairs. Soaring ceilings in the main living and dining areas enhance the sense of spa-ciousness. The home is wonderfully bright and airy with ceiling fans and cooling ocean breezes making the use of the air conditioning rarely necessary.
“The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Sub-Zero stainless steel refrigerator and Wolf stainless steel ovens, and the laundry room with a Maytag washer/ dryer. Slab granite countertops and custom cabinets are among the upscale finishes found throughout.”
He added that amenities at the Kaiulani complex, which consists of 77 units in two-story buildings on eighteen acres, are among the best in the Princeville resort/residential community. The lushly landscaped grounds include three heated swimming pools, a spa, barbecue area, and a lighted walking path to Anini Beach. Kaiulani has a resident manager, and concierge services are available.
Smith is showing the unit, which is priced at $1,299,000 by appointment, which can be arranged with the Century 21 All Islands Princeville office.