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Pakala Plantation Estate

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11).

This magnificent, island-style estate truly exceeds all expectations. A perfect place for family reunions. Located on secluded Pakala Beach on Kauai's west side, this totally serene property borders an orchard and is heavily sprinkled with mature shade trees and a variety of palms.

A long driveway leads guests through a breathtaking panorama to a welcoming portico. The large, southern-style veranda looks out across an expansive landscape and a low, Hawaiian lava rock wall to the Pacific Ocean. This is the perfect vantage point to enjoy spectacular island sunsets.

Step through French doors to a living room lavishly decorated with antique furniture and Persian carpets. The separate dining room is a luxurious amenity perfect for big families. A large, eat-in kitchen opens onto a deck overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens. All bedrooms, are extremely spacious and comfortably furnished. Some are actually suites and several open onto the veranda and the extraordinary vista beyond. Befitting royalty, this impressive home invites families and friends to spend time together yet has acres of space for quiet interludes. A short drive in either direction leads to area markets and restaurants offering a tempting variety of cuisine.

Activities nearby include swimming, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, shopping, boat tours and helicopter tours. World class surfing right in front at Infinity's (aka Pakala's).

One of the best features of our property is out caretaker who lives in a cottage to the rear of the property outside the rock walls. This way you won't travel thousands of miles from home to be left to fend for yourselves in an unfamiliar property. While they are far enough away to ensure your privacy, they are close should anything arise.

The house technically has 4 bdrms, however, what used to be a dressing room off of the master bdrm has it's own double bed and bathroom.

Additional photo's including interior available upon request or at the owner's website below. If you wish to call, please send an inquiry and we will provide you with our phone number.

We no longer host events at Pakala. Weddings and parties are limited to only those people staying at the house. Outside guests are limited. Please inquire with your specific circumstances.


We are licensed and legal. Kauai County Permit No. TVNC-1268
T.A.T. No. TA-041-458-4832-01

Keywords: Plantation, estate, Pakala, Makaweli, beachfront, beach, Kauai, Waimea Canyon, Russian Fort, Fort Elizabeth, Infinities, Infinity's, Infinity, surfing, villa, vacation rental, Robinson, Sinclair, Ni'ihau, sunsets, walks on beach, driftwood.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We have a HP 4500 All-In-One Tax/Printer/Scanner set up in the office. It is wireless for interfacing with iPads & iPhones....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    With a digital video recorder (DVR), digital cable, and HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Receiver and CD player...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our property goes all the way down to the beach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The front porch also provides a view of the blue/green mountains of Makaweli....moreless

  • Water View:

    A beautiful view of the ocean, sunsets and the islands of Ni'ihau and Lehua. Our front verandah faces west for perfect sunset views....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Additional table leaves are available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With antique furniture...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Off-island calls via credit card....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Commercial grade...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Please ask....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large dine-in kitchen and separate pantry. Both rooms have their own sinks....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front and back wrap-around verandas. This is where you'll spend your time at the house....moreless

  • Golf:

    Kukuiolono Golf Course is 20 min away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation Fee $35 + tax
  • Outcleaning Fee $450
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Rates shown are for 6 guests; additional guests over the age of 2 years are $100/week each.

Prime time Bookings: There is a 7-14 night minimum stay between December 15 and January 6. Please inquire about special rates and deposit requirements.

Weddings: We limit the number of guests to only those guests staying on property (11 maximum). No outside guests permitted.

Please inquire about our cancellation fees.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

An initial deposit and reservation fee are required to confirm your reservation within ten days of booking. Your refund will be returned to you approximately 2-4 weeks after your departure. Charges for damage that is more than normal wear and tear will be deducted.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Waimea Canyon State Park

    "Also known as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"."

  • Polihale State Park

    "The largest beach in Hawaii. "

  • Menehune Ditch - Swinging Bridge

    "See the ancient water ditch which legend says was built by the Menehune, the mythical little..."

  • Russian Fort Elisabeth

    "Fort Elizabeth was constructed in 1817 on the east bank of the Waimea River overlooking Waim..."

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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
2.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kalapaki Joe's at Waimea Plantation Gardens
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kaumuali'i Hwy.
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wrangler Steakhouse
Kaumakani, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Pakala Beach

Car: Necessary

Property is situated on Kauai's sunny west side directly behind the world famous Pakala surf break (aka Infinity).

The foot of the Waimea Canyon aka 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific' is a 2-mile drive away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1865

About the owner: We live in Honolulu and have made our family home on Kauai available for vacation rental.

Why the Owner Chose Kaumakani, HI, USA:
Our home was built in 1912 by Sinclair Robinson, Manager of the Gay & Robinson sugar plantation and patriarch of the Robinson family of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tired of crowded beaches? Our huge yard that runs all the way down to secluded Pakala beach. Perfect for kids. One virtually lives on the front veranda watching the surfers directly out front and the mountains to the side. Great for conversations and naps! The sun sets right out front silhouetting Niihau, Lehua and Kekaha. Our home sits in the middle of the Robinson family lands, cattle ranch and plantation. The beach is fairly isolated. One can walk two miles northwest along the beach to ruins of the Russian Fort Elizabeth and the Waimea River. Crossing a couple shallow streams and climbing over some shoreline rock is involved. An ancient Hawaiian fish pond is a stone's throw down the beach. Collect abundant drift wood or watch a local fisherman casting his net off the reef. One of the best features of our home is our caretaker, Mr. Apo. He tends to the yard and light maintenance and is also a wealth of information about Kauai. He and his wife live in a cottage to the rear of the property outside the rocks walls. This makes him far enough away to insure your privacy, but close should anything arise. Our home has two power sources: the public utility and our own hydroelectric plant up in the mountains. Should one go down, Mr. Apo can switch the house to the other source. This way you won't find yourselves thousands of miles away from home in an unfamiliar place and left to your own devices. Besides our caretaker, we also have the fine folks at Kauai Vacation Rentals who are only a 24/7 phone call away.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Pakala House

    Pakala House

  • View from the front porch.

    View from the front porch.

  • Secluded Honolua Bay on which the property is located.

    Secluded Honolua Bay on which the property is located.

  • Surfing out in front of the house

    Surfing out in front of the house

  • This beautiful shot was a summertime sunset taken from the house's front porch.

    This beautiful shot was a summertime sunset taken from the house's front porch.

  • Sunset from our front verandah

    Sunset from our front verandah

  • Front veranda

    Front veranda

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room - addtional table leaves availalble to seat 10

    Dining room - addtional table leaves availalble to seat 10

  • Dressing room off of the Master Bedroom (suite)

    Dressing room off of the Master Bedroom (suite)

  • End bedroom

    End bedroom

  • Afternoon Walk

    Afternoon Walk

  • View of the house from the beach.

    View of the house from the beach.

  • The beach directly in front

    The beach directly in front

  • Pakala Beach

    Pakala Beach

  • One practically lives on the front porch.

    One practically lives on the front porch.

  • The sunsets front our front yard are truly picturesque.

    The sunsets front our front yard are truly picturesque.

  • Front veranda

    Front veranda

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • First bedroom

    First bedroom

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

VRBO #271979

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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