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Pakala Plantation Estate

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4+ Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, I Half Bathroom & Office. Sleeps 12

This magnificent, 8-acre island-style estate truly exceeds all expectations. Located directly on secluded Pakala Beach on Kauai's west side, this serene property contains 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 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 oriental 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.

Permit No. TVNC-1268

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 restaurants offering a tempting variety of cuisine.

Activities nearby include seasonal swimming, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, shopping, boat tours and helicopter tours. World class surfing at Infinity's aka Pakala's.

Additional photo's including interior available upon request.

Technically the house has 4 bdrms, however, what was once a 'dressing room' off of the master bdrm has its own double bed and full bath. Egress is through the master bdrm. Hence the '4+' bedrooms.

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.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 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


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bdrm: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Dressing Room: toilet, tub


  • First Bdrm: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Middle Bdrm: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • End Bdrm: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Kitchen Bathroom: toilet


  • Dressing room toilet & shower has ADA bar.

Other Amenities

  • Our caretaker lives in a cottage to the rear of the property outside the perimeter wall; far enough away for privacy but close enough to provide assistance should it be necessary....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    HD with HBO...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The beach in front is protected by a perimeter reef which calms the waves. On the outer side of the reef the waves break from left to right creating a famous board surfing experience....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The estate's 8-acres sit directly on Pakala Beach. Our front yard extends down to the water....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    One can see the blue green mountains of Makaweli front our front verandah....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The view from the estate's front verandah is directly west for exquisite sunsets framed by the distant islands of Niihau and Lehua....moreless

  • Rural:

    Two miles from the nearest town, the estate is at the center of the Robinson family's 51,000 acre plantation and cattle ranch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Leaves may be added to extend the table for larger families....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Use is not permitted....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    No charge for local calls. Out of state calls must use a credit card....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Supply of coffee filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    The front yard is large enough for chipping but not cut for putting....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front and back. The front is where you will spend most of your time with it's gentle breezes and spectacular views of the ocean and mountains....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


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


$830/nt - $4980/wk US Dollars

$4980/wk for a party of 6 plus $100/wk for each additional guest plus tax (13.416%), refundable security deposit $1500, reservation fee $35 and $450 out cleaning;

Event rates may apply and are available on request;

There is a 7-night minimum stay;

Holiday Prime Time rates apply;

Rates subject to change until booking.

Weddings and parties: We limit the number of guests to only those guests staying on property (maximum 11).

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wrangler Steakhouse
Kaumakani, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Pakala Beach

Car: Necessary

Pakala House is located directly on what is known as Pakala Beach and the world-famous Infinity (or Pakala's) surf break. The surf break is recognized as the longest 'left' in Hawaii. The property is the 8-acre estate of Sinclair Robinson former manager and partner of Kauai's last sugar plantation, Gay & Robinson. While sugar is no longer grown by the family, cattle ranching operations continue and several thousand acres are leased to corn growers. The estate is surrounded by 51,000 acres of the Robinson family lands including historic plantation villages such as Pakala Village (aka Pakala Camp) next door. Sinclair Robinson managed the plantation from 1912 until his passing in 1966. Pakala House, now owned by two of his grandchildren, was built for him in 1912 when he assumed the position of Plantation Manager.

Permit No. TVNC-1268

Other Activities: Helicopter tours, boat tours, whale tours (seasonal), Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park (forest reserve).

Golf: Kukuiolono Golf Course


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1912

Why the Owner Chose Kaumakani, HI, USA:
Pakala House is the beach front home built by our grandparents, Sinclair & Ethel Robinson, in 1912 at Pakala, Makaweli, Kauai, Hawaii. The home is available year round for vacation rental. It's perfect for families and small groups up to 11 adults. 'Sinclair Robinson, former manager of Kauai’s Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation from 1912 until 1964 -- 52 years -- oversaw the Hawaii sugar plantation longer than anyone in the history of Hawaii’s sugar industry. He passed away in 1964; Ethel in 1966. When asked at age 76, in 1962, whether he ever planned to retire, he said simply, 'Gay & Robinson has no forced retirement program.' Robinson was born at Makaweli in 1886, educated at Harvard and worked as a field luna at O‘ahu Sugar Co. and as assistant manager at Gay & Robinson before assuming the post of manager. He said that in the old days at Gay & Robinson, sugar was bagged and put onto inter-island steamers anchored off the old Makaweli landing. Later, a railroad connected Makaweli to Port Allen and bagged sugar was transported there, where it was placed aboard freighters for shipment to San Francisco. In contrast, the company’s bulk sugar is transported by truck to Nawiliwili and loaded aboard a freighter.' 'In days gone by, he has said much work was done on contract or piecework basis, which increased wages above the basic pay by about $1 per day. Field workers worked 10-hour days, six days a week, and most walked to their jobs from their homes in nearby camps scattered about the plantation. 'The plantation day of early periods started with the mill whistles blowing at 4:30 a.m. Workers were on their way shortly after 5:30 a.m. A break for breakfast and lunch was taken and the work day ended at 4:30 p.m. Horses were the means of transportation for lunas, field superintendents and managers,' Robinson said.' by Hank Soboleski The Garden Island Copyright © 2007, Lee Enterprises, Inc.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Beachfront, huge grounds, private, faces west into the sunset, large verandas for conversation and afternoon naps. 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 Pakala. He lives 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 ladies at Kauai Vacation Rentals who are only a phone call away.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Pakala House

    Pakala House

  • Front Veranda

    Front Veranda

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Dressing Room

    Dressing Room

  • First Bedroom

    First Bedroom

  • Out for an afternoon walk.

    Out for an afternoon walk.

  • Our beach

    Our beach

  • Beach fun near the old pier.

    Beach fun near the old pier.

  • Finding treasurers as one walks the beach.

    Finding treasurers as one walks the beach.

  • Pakala sunsets are without equal

    Pakala sunsets are without equal

  • A typical Pakala sunset

    A typical Pakala sunset

  • Front Veranda - the gathering place

    Front Veranda - the gathering place

  • View from the front porch.

    View from the front porch.

  • Dining room - additional table leaves available

    Dining room - additional table leaves available

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • End Bedroom

    End Bedroom

  • One of the spectacular sunsets at Pakala Plantation Estate.

    One of the spectacular sunsets at Pakala Plantation Estate.

  • Our driveway is the only road between the house and the beach.

    Our driveway is the only road between the house and the beach.

  • The beach in front

    The beach in front

  • Honolua Bay on which the property is located.  One can walk the beach for miles.

    Honolua Bay on which the property is located. One can walk the beach for miles.

  • View of the house from the beach.

    View of the house from the beach.

  • One 'lives' on the front verandah.

    One 'lives' on the front verandah.

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

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