Hawaiian Plantation Cottage Style in Resort Location

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

"Kuku's Nest" is a beautiful tropical home not just another rental. This condo is a large, remodeled, one bedroom (sleeps 4), ground floor unit, with full kitchen, bamboo floors, stainless appliances, fresh tropical colors, granite counters, new furnishings, two flat screen TV, quality firm California king bed, lazy boy sleeper sofa, and free wifi. I have recently updated the doors throughout, kitchen cabinetry, and full size range. Also this unit has an actual dining area, rather than the bar seating most in complex are limited to.
There is a/c, but it is rarely needed with ceiling fans and coastal breezes. Enjoy morning coffee watching the sunrise on the lanai accessed from both living and bedroom. Lanais overlook coconut grove, one of three property pools, and have partial coastal view (see photos). Plantation Hale consistently brings in great reviews for best places on the island to stay. Property amenities include whirlpool spas, bbqs, clean convenient laundry facilities, and open air lobby with small library and computer area. Kuku’s Nest is in the “H” building, directly across from short walking path to tranquil Waipouli Beach. Accessible parking right outside your condo and ground floor location also makes this rental quite convenient for those with walking limitations.

Located in Wailua on Kauai’s Coconut Coast, Kuku’s Nest is nestled in the home of Ancient Hawaiian Royalty. Walk to many area beaches, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The newly completed coastal walking / biking path provides opportunity to keep your vehicle parked, or within 5 minutes drive you can kayak or stand-up paddle the Wailua River, hike Sleeping Giant, visit several of the island’s best waterfalls, enjoy Smith’s Tropical Paradise luau & gardens, snorkel or swim at Lydgates tide pools, and much more. Wailua is also half way between the jungles of the North Shore and the nearly always sunny Southern Coast making a perfect base for exploring.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 633 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Luaus
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Plantation Hale is located along the Coconut Coast with only a meadow separating complex from beach. Ocean is partially viewable....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Feb 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$845 $3,045
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $2,435
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%


$120 Cleaning Fee

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue, HI

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Aloha, My name is Cheryl O'Brien. I was born and raised in Washington State. After a first visit to Kauai in 1999, I immediately felt at 'home' and knew this is where I needed to live. In 2002 we purchased a house in Wailua and started a residential drafting, developing, and consulting business. My son grew up here, enjoying the great island lifestyle of surfing every day and many other benefits of the tropical friendly laid back environment. Raising him here was the best decision we ever made. We lived on island for 10 years, and now are trying other adventures - currently on the Big Island... I am very happy to have purchased this little home away from home as a way to keep my toes in the Kauai sand:) The name of the condo is Kuku's Nest. I guess how that came to be may not make a lot of sense... My full name is Cheryl Rose, which in Hawaiian translates to Kelela Loke. That has morphed into Kuku Loke (thorny rose)... and now just Kuku. So there you go!

Why the Owner Chose Other Wailua Properties:
The Coconut Coast has always been what I consider the best place on the island to live. It is half way from the North and South shores, and has a good combination of local 'real Hawaiian' life as well as vacation 'destination spots'. Kapaa Town is my favorite area for great shopping boutiques and restaurants and has the convenience of grocery stores, banks, P.O., etc. The Plantation Hale complex sits along the ocean (Makai) side of the road and is an easy walk to the Coconut Marketplace shopping, Hukilau & Wahooo restaurants, as well as two grocery stores, two coffee shops (yes, including Starbucks;), and many activities. These units always get great reviews from travellers and I've been very impressed with the managment and maintenance staff.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of Pool from Lanai

    View of Pool from Lanai

  • New full size appliances.

    New full size appliances.

  • Living


  • Desk Area

    Desk Area

  • Bath


  • Lanai


  • View of Coconut Grove

    View of Coconut Grove

  • Sunrise from Lanai

    Sunrise from Lanai

  • Waipouli Beach at Sunset

    Waipouli Beach at Sunset

  • Hukilau Restaurant Across from Condo

    Hukilau Restaurant Across from Condo

  • Living


  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • New cabinetry

    New cabinetry

  • Bedroom


  • Local Gecko

    Local Gecko

  • Makai View (toward ocean) from Lanai

    Makai View (toward ocean) from Lanai

  • One of Three Pools (only few steps through coconut grove 
from lanai)

    One of Three Pools (only few steps through coconut grove from lanai)

  • Waipouli Beach

    Waipouli Beach

  • Sleeping Giant Behind Condo

    Sleeping Giant Behind Condo

  • Calm swimming area just down walkway few minutes

    Calm swimming area just down walkway few minutes

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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