'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 HEATED 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!
NEW 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
County of Kauai Vacation Rental License # TVNC 1099
State of Hawaii Business Registration # W 76955647-01
24 hr guest contact #808-639-0772 (guest emergencies only) Please do not call this # to book reservations
Keywords: House, Kekaha, Oceanfront, Historic Plantation home
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?
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.