Princeville, with an abundance of vacation rentals, is devoid of the quaint, personable accommodations found in neighboring Kilauea and Hanalei. It lacks much other than upper midrange to high-end options. Renting a condo or staying in a resort here may be pricey but it will be worth it. Visitors who find themselves within Princeville’s central positioning on the North Shore and among its elevated tropical milieu – whether for a day, a week, or a month – are among the lucky ones. With the recent economy’s changing travel patterns some real steals may be found by searching Vacation Rentals by Owners (www.vbro.com).