|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Sunset Plantation House is a spacious oceanfront vacation home on the sunny west side of Kauai. Including the lanais, the home has 3800 square feet of living space. Facing south, the home has an unobstructed panoramic ocean view.
Sunset Plantation House is located in Kekaha, the western most city in the United States with the least average annual rainfall on Kauai. According to WorldClimate, Kekaha's average rainfall is a sunny 21 inches per year.
A short distance north of the home are Waimea Canyon - the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific', and the Kalalau Lookout overlooking the northern Napali Coast. A short distance west of the home is Polihale beach. A short distance east of the home are the Kauai Coffee Plantation; Port Allen where Napali snorkeling cruises, sunset cruises and helicopter tours embark; and Salt Pond - a great reef-protected beach for children.
The main floor of Sunset Plantation House is the second floor, which has two bedrooms with private baths, a family room, a kitchen and a large lanai. The second floor family room is part of a vaulted ceiling great room which includes an entertainment center, a formal dining area, an informal dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The adjacent wrap-around lanai has a barbeque, dining furniture and lounge chairs. The first floor has a bedroom/bathroom suite, a family room, a wet bar and a large wrap-around lanai.
The bedrooms, family rooms, lanais and kitchen have panoramic ocean views!
All interior floors are travertine, except the bedrooms, which have carpet. The lanais have sandstone floors. The kitchen and bar countertops are granite. All bath countertops are marble. The three main showers are oversized with travertine walls, marble pebble floors, travertine benches and multiple shower heads controlled by thermostatic valves. The master bath has a jetted tub with an in-line heater for extended ocean-view bathing. Each of three full baths has a wall-hung mahogany cabinet for two. Each of three bedrooms has a king-size bed, a private bath and entrances from a family room and a lanai.
The home has central air. A washer and dryer are available for guests and a private shower is available for those returning from the beach. The interior of the home is smoke free, however, smoking is permitted on the lanais.
The maximum number of overnight guests including children over 12 is six. Social gatherings of more than 12 adults are not permitted.
'My wife and I previously stayed in your home during a vacation with my family...It was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time...my wife and I will be visiting Kauai again, this time with her family. We would love to stay in your home.'
'Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We couldn't think of a thing we would change in the design of the home. You have thought of everything. The views were spectacular. We saw whales all day long every day.' (Jan/Feb)
'A sincerely beautiful experience. Designed for comfort and simplicity, this home met all our needs and more - from the enormous master suites to the plantation style veranda overlooking the ocean.'
'A very beautiful home. A live treasure on Kauai. Your place has made our honeymoon very memorable.'
'We loved our visit - soft breezes, wonderful sunsets. The longer you stay the better it gets.'
'The house is beautiful. Kauai is the most lush and relaxing place we have ever visited. We'll never forget the sunsets.'
'My kids never want to leave this house. The view is awesome. This is our third trip to Kauai and the best time ever.'
'We had the time of our lives here. Your house is so beautiful and this island is simply amazing. Thank you for making our second honeymoon so special.'
'The showers were really nicely done. We hadn't seen anything like that. It is such a beautiful house, it is hard to describe with words. It has really made our honeymoon special.'
'This is a place we will never forget. Thanks for the memories!'
'Thanks for sharing your fabulous house with us. It was a great place for us to enjoy the island with friends.'
'Thank you so much for the times of our lives while on Kauai over New Years this year! Your accommodations were absolutely perfect. The beach was perfect. The sunsets were magnificent...the sunrises were awesome too.'
'What a fabulous house to have for a honeymoon. We loved every minute of it and hope to come back with friends or family.'
'This was a dream come true for our entire family. The best accommodations we've ever had. Sunsets were beautiful. Weather was perfect. The best location on the island.'
'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We never expected such a marvelous home. WOW!' Kauai has to be the most beautiful place on earth. Hope to return.'
Keywords: Sunset Plantation House
Ed is a Mechanical Engineer/MBA (University of Cincinnati) who was an executive for high tech companies including IBM, Oracle and several Silicon Valley start-ups. After retiring from Silicon Valley, he owned and operated a Plumbing Fixture business in Santa Cruz known as 'Plumbed Elegance'.
Annette is a Dental Hygienist (West Liberty College) and continues to work part-time in Palo Alto and Cupertino.
They have 6 children and 12 grandchildren who reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida and California.
They currently reside in Aptos, CA.
Ed White purchased this house in 2003
They constructed this house in 2003, as owner-builders, after visiting Kauai every year from 1987 until 2003, except for the year after Iniki. They stayed in Princeville, Poipou, Kapaa and Kekaha during their many visits and chose to build in Kekaha because it had the best year round weather on the island.
They designed this house for large families, multi-generation family gatherings and visits by several friends. There are few, if any, other properties on the island that have 3 master suites and 2 family rooms.
They placed particular emphasis on the bathrooms ensuring that each bath was spacious with oversized showers and double vanities.
With the panoramic ocean view, they added 1350 square feet of covered lanais and large sliding glass doors in all bedrooms and family rooms to maximize the ocean view.
Finally, they added central air because the west side is the sunny side of the island.
This home has first class everything...decor, comfort, cleanliness, and amenities. For 25 years, our group of 5 seniors has stayed in vacation rentals all over the west coast, Italy, Canada and Costa Rica...this house tops them all. Yes, the road is noisy, but we soon stopped hearing it. We highly recommend this vacation rental...it is tops.
We couldn't have been happier with the house. We stayed for 12 nights, had our 10 yr old, 2 yr old and Grandma. The downstairs worked perfect for my Mom. It was like her own apartment. It has a living room and table area and of course the bed and bath. Also has a door that shuts it off for privacy.
The house is just as described. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The master bed was very comfortable. There were towels and beach toys we could use also, including a boogie board that my son never went without. The view is beautiful, looking out at the ocean.
If you want to be away from the crowds this is the place to be.
The only downfall was the location being pretty far from everything we wanted to do which was go to a beach that was baby friendly. The ones we like were in Poipu and that was a 40 min drive eachway. So we spent way too much time in the car but we knew going in it was remote.
But as far as the house it was terrific. I would recommend, and the owners were very easy to work with.
We just spent 1o days at this lovely home with our family. I would recommend this home to anyone traveling with family. It is so well laid out and so well taken care of. Yes, you hear traffic noise when you are out on the lanai, but the beautiful view and the peaceful ambiance quickly drown out the noise. The home has air conditioning so at night when you sleep, the sliders are closed and you never hear the traffic. Being on the west side, you have to commute to see a lot if the island but well worth the drive. The owners deliver everything they promise and more!
I rented this house for my husband and I and we invited two other couples to join us and we all could not have been happier. First off, let me say that the pictures and descriptions of Sunset Plantation House are very accurate. It is just as beautiful as it sounds and the busy highway does nothing to detract from that. We enjoyed watching the traffic go by and the fishermen along the ocean and the hustle and bustle of everyday life there. The owners were great for communicating and answering every query I had in timely fashion. Kekaha is a jewel and if we ever return to Kauai I wouldn't hesitate for a second to rent this house again. The sunny side of Kauai is definitely the place for us!
We rented this beautiful home between 3 couples and it was an awesome trip!!! It was nice to have our own space with each couple having their own private bedroom and bathroom. The living space was so nice and comfy, with beautiful views from the balcony for both sunrise and sunsets!!! It is a little remote from the resort areas, but that was one of the things we loved about it. We were able to BBQ or cook dinner at home and truly relax in the evening. I highly recommend this place for an entire family vacation!! Absolutely Beautiful home!!! All of the locals that we told we were staying in Kekaha all said oh you are on the hot side of the island..... Less rain, warmer weather and a beautiful beach about a hundred yards down the road!!! Awesome!!!!!!!
We just got back from our stay at Sunset Plantation. The house is well maintained, very clean. Just as described - 3 bedrooms, each with their own baths is a great feature. We spent most of our time on the lanai. Yes, the traffic noise took some getting used to but by the end of our trip we were more grateful for the gorgeous view. We had dinner on the lanai almost every night not to mention time spent just visiting and relaxing.
Sarah, the property manager, was great. Had to call her several times and she was always helpful.
Our favorite beach was Salt Pond Beach - easy to find shade and seemed to be easier to swim in.
Oh, and an unexpected bonus - front row seats from our lanai to the 4th of July fireworks hosted by the city of Kekaha! The event was at the park across the street so we had the best view in town.
If you are looking for a slower pace while you are in Kauai then we would highly recommend staying at Sunset Plantation. We did a lot of driving for sightseeing, shopping, and adventures but after being around the traffic in the south and east sides we were happy to return to the slower pace of the west side.
This house is better than advertised. I thought it would be beautiful but it truly exceeded my expectations. I was a little concerned about staying on the west side of the island because most everything you read is there isn't much here. The beauty of staying here is there are not many tourists and you get to the most popular places within 45 minutes many less. In addition it does have 3 must do things that are close by. Waimea Canyon is only 10 miles and is spectacular 7 more mile up and you are at Kalaiau Lookout even better view. We are beach people so we went at leat 10 if not more beaches in our 2 week stay and our favorite beach is just 10 miles away Polihale State Park the last 4.8 miles is over a dirt road but let me tell you it is worth the bumpy ride, we liked it so much we 2 different days. Our favorite area was Poipu with many beaches, trails and restaurants and it is only a half hour drive, The weather truly is sunnier on this side we had 12 out 14 days of sunshine with beautiful sunsets almost everyday. This was our first trip to Kauai but it won't be our last it clearly is the most beautiful place I have ever been.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Cleaning||$295 + Tax|
Cancellations: Payments will be refunded for reserved dates that can be rented to another guest.
Minimum length of stay: Less than 5 nights will be considered if they fill a gap in the calendar.
Payments: 50% at time of reservation and 50% 2 months before checkin.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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