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Historic Oceanfront Estate with Private Pool on Sunny Westside

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 half bath ...Sleeps 8

County of Kauai Vacation Rental License # TVNC 1099

State of Hawaii Business Registration #s GE-068-248-1664-01 & TA-068-248-1664-01

24 hr guest contact: Sarah Grossmann @ 808-639-0772 (guest emergencies only) Please do not call this # to book reservations

'The Kekaha Plantation' house was featured in the book 'the Hawaiian House now', and was one of only two houses from Kauai in the book published in 2007. 'Hawaii still lives in Kekaha' said Gail Miller of the sleepy West Kauai town she lived in since 1998, when this publicized and well known designer purchased this Plantation Manager's home. Originally built in 1931 by the Kekaha Sugar Plantation, it was purchased by Miller after she first saw this beachside plantation structure that was in desperate need of repair. It was it's original features, many of which were preserved during the extension renovation in 1998, that attracted her to this house. Rich Douglas fir floors, gracious archways, ceilings fabricated from sugar cane, and large rooms that opened onto the outdoors provided the ingredients to create and preserve a piece of rich Hawaiian plantation heritage. 'Neutral colors have been used to highlight the beauty of the outdoor ocean setting,' she said in describing the interior finishes. 'Surfers and tourists line the shore to watch the sun drop into the western horizon at an hour that used to bustle with workers returning from the fields to their plantation homes.'

The OCEANFRONT ESTATE SIZE LOT offers privacy and a front row seat to the surfers at Davidson's Surf Break and the AMAZING SUNSETS each night over the mysterious island of Ni'ihau in the distance.

NEW in 2012 is a 14x28 PRIVATE POOL! This is not shared with anyone and it is situated in the privacy of the large rear yard. The covered back lanai has easy access to the pool area. Overlooking the pool is a new exercise room for those who would like to keep up their healthy lifestyle while on vacation.

You will find that you will have to force yourself to go out and explore the beauty of the island. It will be tempting to just stay and vacation at your house with the pool, the covered outdoor lanai areas, and awesome views of the sunset over the ocean.

There are two oceanfront master bedrooms with king four poster mahogany beds, and french doors opening onto one of the four covered lanais. 'It's just gracious and very relaxing with the sound of the waves pounding away, lulling you to sleep with the perfume of plumeria wafting in the windows.' There are two additional guest bedrooms, sharing a bath, offering sleeping for up to 8 guests comfortably in style. The kitchen is just what the cook ordered..... making it a pleasure to prepare for an impromptu beach party or an evening of dining on your own lanai or in the formal dining room. There is an airy butler's pantry offering an air of elegance.

This is not just a vacation home, but it is a VACATION EXPERIENCE. Here you will feel the Old Hawaii of years past, and live a period of history that has gradually disappeared. Through her determination to keep the architectural tradition alive, Miller created a beachside masterpiece, complete with the modern amenities one expects today without sacrificing it's character and charm. It can be summed up by saying that this is an example of 'BEACH HOUSE CHIC'.

This unique home can be experienced for days or weeks, and you will always feel that there just wasn't enough time!

PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL

TWO OCEANFRONT MASTER BEDROOMS WITH KING POSTER BEDS

TWO ADDITIONAL GUEST BEDROOMS WITH SHARED BATH

THREE COVERED LANAIS...ALL WITH OCEAN VIEWS

OCEANFRONT ESTATE SIZED LOT OFFERING PRIVACY

GRACIOUS PLANTATION STYLE

SWIM,SURF AND WALK MILES OF WILD BEACH

COOK'S KITCHEN with PANTRY

MINUTES TO THE WAIMEA CANYON (Grand Canyon of the Pacific)

CLOSE TO GROCERY STORES

NEAR THE FAMOUS POLIHALE SAND DUNES AND BEACH

BLUE SKIES IN THE MORNING AND SUNNY DRY DAYS

EASY ACCESS TO NA PALI COAST BOAT TOURS

Keywords: House, Kekaha, Oceanfront, Historic Plantation home

More Details

Owner
Scott Worner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay in Kauai was magical. The house was tranquil and beautiful. There was no detail or comfort that had not been considered. We would absolutely consider coming back to the house again if ever we decided to come back to Kauai. Sarah was a great contact and responded immediately to our calls. In fact, we were so enamoured with the house, my husband has suggested we build one here just like it! How is that for high praise?



Thanks again,
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Kekaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Ocean front with lanai, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Can be made into a King
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private landscaped estate size lot Double oceanfront lanai plus two additional in rear and side Exercise room no longer available.

Reviews

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Historic Oceanfront Estate with Private Pool on Sunny Westside
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 39 reviews
Los Angeles, California
5

Fantastic house, fantastic island.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovingly restored historic home on a very peaceful part of the island. The house was really well equipped; we loved it and recommend 100%!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house on the dry side of the island

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. The property manager was super attentive and anytime we needed anything or had questions, she was able to help us. The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!! Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Kauai to finally get married on our favorite Kauai beach this past December and this house was perfect for me, my husband, our girls and our parents. The pool was wonderful and literally two minutes away from Kekaha Beach. We spent many evenings lounging in the hammocks on the porch and watching the sunsets. We all enjoyed our time here immensely. It was so hard to leave at the end of the week. I feel so fortunate that after years of waiting I was finally able to able to have my dream wedding and stay in such a beautiful spot. Noise from traffic can be a bit bothersome at night if you are sleeping with the French doors open but we hardly noticed it when we were swimming or sitting on the back porch. We cannot wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
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5

Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

Davidson Pt Beach House is the most beautiful vacation home I have ever rented. Pictures can never do justice to this "home" and the location in Kekaha makes it a dreamy island vacation that will meet every expectation. This is a perfect spot for families and friends to gather. The lanai's, pool, gorgeous yard, and ocean view make it hard to leave the house. Everything is high end. Book this house! We will return again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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5

Perfect experience all the way around, and only one problem ....

  • 5 of 5

The problem? You need to make sure you book excursions and outings well in advance of your arrival or you will NEVER LEAVE THIS HOUSE. It's comfortable, spacious, well furnished, thoroughly updated ... you feel like you're in Kauai back in the 30's when sugar was king, but still have all the amenities of the 21st century.

When you book a year in advance there's a lot of time to worry about details. But by the time our family and an aunt arrived all the worries fell away one by one:

* Isn't it a long way away from Lihue and the north shore attractions? Yes, but the island is small enough that we could make several excursions to the north and east sides and come back with plenty of time for swimming and reading at the house.

* No A/C? Yes, but the front doors open to the ocean breeze and every room and lanai has one or two huge Hunter fans. It was breezy and cool every day and I had to use a blanket at night. On the day of our arrival it was humid and still, but very day afterwards we had perfect sea breezes.

* Right by a highway? Yes, but with the surf running all day and night you hardly notice. You're also pretty close to the end of the road, so traffic is limited enough that we never waited more than 5 seconds before crossing over to the beach.

* Can you even see the sun set into the ocean with Niihau in the way? Nope, not in July ... but the colors are so incredible and the surf so harmonious it doesn't matter. We thought about driving around to Polihale for a better view, but every night's sunset from the upper veranda or down on the rocks was perfect.

* Doesn't it rain a lot in Kauai? Yes -- 450 inches a year on Mt Waialeale just a few miles away. But down in Kekaha we barely had two small showers in 11 days, and perfect weather all other times.

In short, everything I worried about came to nothing. The kids had a blast naming all the geckos (Two-Tail Timmy was a favorite), my 70+ year old Aunt had no problem navigating the broad stairs and getting in our out of the pool. There was room for all of us to be together, claim a quiet hammock, or do "coffee and guitar" on a veranda.

Highly recommend Sunrise Helicopter tour, Na Pali coast our with Capt Andy, a kayak/hike up the Wailea river to Secret Falls, & Koloa Zipline was an awesome experience. All made better by the fact we'd be coming back to this gracious house when done.

We looked at a lot of Kauai houses: so glad we picked this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Another Hawaii Vacation for the Women!

  • 5 of 5

Four friends have visited Hawaii several times and two of the women have been visiting the islands for years. This was all of our first time staying on the southwest side of Kauai. We had a wonderful time and loved the house! The lanais front and back, side, upper and lower were all wonderful! The pool is a huge plus and is the perfect size. We had a great 2 weeks and would highly recommend this home. The view of the ocean is breathtaking and mesmerizing, particularly from the upper balcony. A great house!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Lihue International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kekaha Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Small sandy beach w/ protected swimming
Nearest Point of Interest
Kekaha Beach Park with Lifequard
Nearest Point of Interest
Polihale State Park...awesome beach w/showers & baths
Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Pond Park...reef protected swimming
Car: necessary

Between mile marker 25 and 26 from the Lihue Airport.

The house is the second house after the corner of Aukuu Rd.

Other Activities: Boating, Shelling.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $314
Administration fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

** 7 Night minimum stay required during the Holiday timeframe **
** 5 Night minimum stay required during the rest of the year **
(Exceptions considered to fill in smaller gaps between reservations)

Securing travel insurance to protect you against an unforeseen cancellation is advised

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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