'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?
I hesitate to be honest because I really don't want this property to be booked to the point that we never get to stay there again. I read reviews where people said they didn't want to go see the Island because they didn't want to leave the house. Now I totally get that. Words cannot adequately describe the way this house created such a calming atmosphere for my family. We traveled with our 3 adult children and their spouses and there were so many spaces to relax that everyone felt like they had their own space to get away. We absolutely love this side of the island. We liked traveling to see the other areas of Kauai but always looked forward to getting back to the house. Waimea was our favorite town. This little town has great restaurants and is so close to several nice beaches that are more secluded. Salt Pond beach was our favorite. Our home was very peaceful and quiet. The view of the ocean from the master bedrooms was amazing. The sunsets were incredible. The house is extremely well equipped. We LOVED the lanais and stayed on them throughout our visit. They were so well furnished and had enough seating for all 8 of us. We enjoyed the home so much that we never even turned the TV on. I have rented properties from VRBO for years and this is by far the best place we have ever stayed in.
I can't say enough good things about this property. The house is beautiful and the outside space is magnificent. The property is excellently maintained. We spent a great majority of our vacation out on the lanais and in the pool. Kauai is my absolute favorite of the Hawaiian Islands. This was my first time to stay on the west side of the island and I loved it. The location was peaceful, close to the beaches, close to the canyon, close to the docks for tours of the Napali Coast. I went with my extended family and we prepared and ate family meals together utilizing the outside dining as well as the formal dining areas. We spent our evenings hanging out on the lanai. This house embraced us, in fact we all had a hard time leaving because it felt like home. There were so many extras to this property, the outdoor shower, the pool, the wrap around lanai off the back with and upper and lower lanais in the front which allowed us to watch the ocean and the sunsets, the beach just across the street. The entire property is beautifully decorated and has every convenience. This was my Mom's first trip to the island, she doesn't like to fly, she loved this property and we won't have an issue getting her to return to her Hawaiian Home. This is now my favorite rental property on Kauai. We want to thank the owners for sharing their home with us.
Our family came to Davidson Pt beach house to celebrate two birthdays and a 25th wedding anniversary. We couldn't have asked for any place better to stay. We have been to Maui on several occasions and love it there. On this trip we decided to share our time and stay 5 days on Maui and 5 on Kauai. We chose Davidson Pt beach house because we wanted a family atmosphere and the feeling of old Hawaii. We got exactly what we came for.
The house is exactly as described, the photo's do not do it justice. It was big and roomy and had the feel of Old Hawaii. Its like you can just imagine the sugar cane workers milling about. The pool in the back yard is such a plus. There were days when we really didn't want to even leave the house.
This south/west side of the Island is breath taking. Not very commercial and with quiet pristine beaches just a few miles away. The beach across the road was not very good for our beginner surfers or for sun bathing, due to the rocky conditions however, just a few short miles down the road and all that changes. The yard surrounding the house has many fruit trees they seemed to fascinate everyone. My all time favorite was the plumeria trees that were in constant blume. When you wake up in the morning and that smell hits you smack in the face you know you are in heaven (or pretty darn close to it).
The house was clean and very well kept. There was plenty of dishes to cook and grill out. We fixed almost all our meals here and had plenty of room to cook and eat. There were several eating places that accommodated all of us. Our favorite was the round table on the front porch. The dining room was nice too.
No AC, no problem. The constant breeze blew through the house the whole time we were there. The sunsets were breathtaking! We stopped and watched every night.
We felt very blessed to be able to stay in this wonderful home and would highly recommend it to any family coming to Kauai for some R&R. If you are looking for crowded beaches and lots of tourists keep looking this is not your place. If you want a nice family atmosphere of Hawaii long ago STOP because you have found your place.
We look very forward to coming back, hopefully sometime soon :)
Overdue review and thought one was posted but my husband and I were married earlier in May and came with our three 16 year olds for this first as a family trip, kids' first trip to Hawaii. The house, the four bedrooms, pool. location was perfect! Our children still talk about this house and want to come back. it was the perfect home base for exploring the island or just hanging out and relaxing. we hope to book again soon as I think it will continue to be our favorite family trip, holding special memories and meaning. Scott handled it all perfectly. Have nothing but high praise for the whole experience.
We spent 10 nights at this house and found that it was perfectly set up for our group of 8 (my sister and I with our husbands, and 2 of our brothers with their wives). We each had a comfortable bedroom with king or queen beds and a view of either the ocean or pool/yard. Everything about this house feels inviting and homey! There are 3 or 4 areas to eat outside, plus the large dining room table (which we actually used only for Easter dinner and playing pinochle). Everyone had space for solitude if they wanted it, but there are also several gathering place for groups. The pool is quite nice, the kitchen truly has everything you'll need, and there is a mango tree in the back yard (which provided us with at least one a day during our stay).
The location of the house is remote if you want to be near the more touristy areas(although Poipu isn't a very long drive, and the North Shore isn't either). It was perfect for us for precisely that reason! The community of Kekaha seemed friendly; we went to a church a few blocks away and were very warmly welcomed. The Kekaha beach park was very nice for swimming and not too busy; we also went to Salt Pond Beach Park (a 10-minute or so drive) which was very good. Polihale isn't too far either and is really worth exploring. We sampled poke from Ishihara's Market in Waimea and (some of us) loved it.
Communication with Scott (before we went) and Sarah (while we were there) was easy, and the whole rental process was practically painless. The house was very clean when we arrived, as were the pool and yard, and the pool was cleaned twice while we were there.
I would unreservedly recommend this house to anyone wanting a peaceful vacation in a beautiful house!
This beautifully designed and maintained property was the perfect retreat for us. Communication with Scott while making arrangements was clear and organized. Our settling in process was supported by helpful notes in the house in logical places. Our field trips were a delight and we enjoyed the peaceful times at home. The pictures above are accurate as are the descriptions of the home. Screens on all the windows and many doors and overhead fans in strategic places along with natural breezes make it possible to live very happily without air conditioning. The immediate neighborhood feels quiet and safe. Grocery stores and restaurants in Waimea, Hanapepe and Port Allen will keep you in touch with local people and life styles as will watching the sunset across the street from home.
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.