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Rare Opportunity to stay at Historic Private Ranch Estate!

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio, 1Bedroom, 1 Bath; other rooms available for larger families.

Come to share in the rare experience of staying with an early plantation settler’s family. The Estate type grounds and expansive ranch surroundings immediately tell an attention grabbing story of the Robinson family and the history of Kauai. Family holdings include 58,000 acres locally and the Island of Niihau. The amazing experience of looking into the lives of this family is not to be missed!

We are located on a private ranch with a huge lawn and beautiful old trees surrounding the property. We are walking distance to a secluded private beach. This Bed and Breakfast rental is just five minutes from the historic town of Waimea that offers great restaurants, cinema, and colorful charm.

We are near the Resort Town of Poipu where you can find all sorts of activity; boogie boarding, surfing, golf,tennis,boating, and restaurants. Our place is a great place to get-away from it all and give you the feeling you are in paradise! We are definitely the old time Hawaii with all its natural beauty and charm. Time has literally stood still on our property. There are no resorts or throngs of people walking around. This is a truly private and peaceful area.

You will love our remote, private property, yet you are close to all the activities. You can go hiking in Kokee or take a boat trip down the spectacular Na Pali Coast. How about visiting the Waimea Canyon which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, or beach comb the private beach across the road from us.

Our family settled here in the mid 1800's and is committed to keeping the property in an unspoiled state. Several of the original homes are still standing and in use, including a nearby charming kama'aina plantation home belonging to my family built well over 100 years ago.

Keywords: Bed & Breakfast downstairs, owners live upstairs, large 2 acre yard with fruit trees,

house surrounds by acres of green pastures,

very peaceful and quiet.

More Details

Coco Emberson
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016

About Coco Emberson

I was a teacher for 20 years and retired to own our B&B. I love to be outdoors and engage in several activities like kayaking, hiking, walking our labrador dog, Luca, ATVing, and generally being outside.

My husband and I enjoy sitting on our deck upstairs and have a glass of wine while the sun goes down. We also go across the road to the beach almost every Sunday to have a sunset picnic.

Coco Emberson purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Why Coco Emberson chose Hawaii

I grew up here and absolutely love that our family has a ranch. The ranch borders our back fence, you can sometimes see a cattle drive going on or see the cattle in the front pasture. I love the body surfing at Brennecke's beach in Poipu and the fact that this property hasn't changed much at all since the family bought it in 1860. It's very peaceful with a lot of songbirds chirping during the day. We have about 10 miles of beaches close to us, including Pakala Beach across the road and Salt Pond Beach Park about 5 minutes via driving.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We have a short walk to the beach and it has about a mile of secluded beach to wander on and search for sea shells. It's close to the town of Waimea which has a movie theater and grocery stores where you can always buy fresh fish for the grill, a bank, and library among several stores which cater to the tourist. There is also a bar/restaurant in Waimea that has live Hawaiian music every Thursday night.

Art Night in Hanapepe town (10 min drive) is very popular.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse on Pakala Village, USA

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 565 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
  • Full private bathroom with a tub shower. Tile has hand painted tropical fish. Large counter space with fresh towels and soap. Beach towels included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bedroom is available for guests needing more than one bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size beds (2) if needed, we have a second bedroom with a king bed. Furniture is reclaimed teak from boats. Private bathroom, small kitchenette with two hot plates, a microwave oven, a large toaster oven, coffee maker with coffee supplied, full size refrigerator, Weber charcoal grill outside. Kitchen is fully outfitted with everything you need. Large flat screened tv mounted on the wall. Large picture windows with lots of air flow. Ceiling fan and Air Condition. Laundry facility available.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Water feature just outside of the guest room, water feature has small waterfall and a small pond, water can be turned off if you don't like the noise, beautiful green grass and trees for acres surrounding house. Very peaceful location without trafic or people noise, Occasionally you will see wild pigs or hear their noises, our property is fenced in at night so they can't get into our yard, we have 2 cats and a very friendly labrador named Luca.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Rare Opportunity to stay at Historic Private Ranch Estate!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Loved our visit and would stay there again

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Coco's. Just the most serene place to spend time. Private deck. Friendly innkeepers. Very accessible regarding our questions about recommendations. Generous in offering us the use of their toys (surfboards, beach chairs). We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us--twice! We enjoyed having you! You were so easy to host, I just wish we had more time to "talk story" as they say here in Hawaii! You were on the go all the time and so were we! Hopefully we will have the chance to host you another time! Aloha, Coco and Ian
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Fantastic Experience! This is a "once in a lifetime"!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't put into words how special this was to me and my family. What an incredible place to stay. From the wild pigs that make their appearance in the front yard at dusk to the huge in-ground hot tub under the Papaya trees, it was awesome! The owner is a fount of knowledge on local activities and she will help anyone and everyone have the vacation of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kaumualii (Highway 50)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Pakala Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pakala Beach
Car: necessary

Coco's Kauai B&B is located on the west side of the island of Kauai. We are about 25 miles from the Lihue Airport, and it will take about 35 minutes to drive to our place from the airport. We offer one room for guests with an additional room if more beds are needed. We do not rent to more than one family at a time, so it is very private and exclusive. The rental is located on the first floor of our house with a private entrance. My husband, Ian and I live upstairs. There is a large deck with a large table for outdoor eating or sunning. We supply a Weber BBQ grill on the deck.

Our B&B is located about 10 minutes from Port Allen where the tour boats leave for the Na Pali Coast. I highly recommend Capt Andy's for a boat tour, A helicopter owned by a family member is the only tour to go to the Forbidden Island of Niihau they are also located in Port Allen, Close by is 14 miles of beach-Kekaha Beach- wonderful walking and swimming although it is broken up by the military base towards the end, Polihale Beach is remote with very good walking and shelling. Salt Pond Beach Park is 3 miles from us and has lifeguards on duty. It's an excellent beach to walk and the views are spectacular, especially at sunset. Kekaha Beach is 2 miles in the other direction and has many good swimming areas. We have beach chairs, coolers, umbrella and some snorkeling gear. Many guests like to take the beach chairs to one of the beaches and watch the gorgeous sunsets....wine is optional!

We offer laundry facilities for guests staying for longer periods of time.

Kokee State Park is close by and offers hundreds of hikes from easy to difficult. The best time to go up to Kokee State Park is early in the morning for beautiful photographic opportunities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Pakala Village, Kauai

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning (none if 7+ nts £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Tax is added to the room rate and there is a $75 cleaning fee unless the stay is a week or longer, and then that fee is waived.

50% of the total is required to book. The remaining amount can be sent by check before arrival or pay cash upon arrival

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