Blue Lotus Cottage is a special plantation style beach cottage, custom built in 2005, and only one short block back
from the ocean with a wide and direct ocean view.
A short walk (100+ steps) takes you to a small sandy beach area. Kekaha is an old plantation town, away from the crowds and major resorts, situated at the base of the Waimea Canyon. You will definitely get the island experience in this people friendly town, with Hawaiian neighbors. Kick back on the shaded ocean view lanai, in comfy lounge chairs, and enjoy the ocean breeze and look for whales. Enjoy the best sunsets the island has to offer, and get the least amount of rain and humidity on your vacation. With less than 15 inches of rain a year, this is the place to be when the rain is falling on other parts of the island.
The open floor plan incorporates the kitchen, great room, and dining area....all with a great ocean view. Walls of windows capture the trade winds, keeping the cottage comfortable.
The kitchen has a large island with stools and granite countertops. The kitchen is fully equipped with newer appliances, including a glass top range, fridge, dishwasher, oven, and microwave. Cooking meals at home is a pleasure. Every kitchen small appliance is here from coffee grinder to rice cooker, food processor, and a blender to make that island drink.
Beautifully furnished with wicker, sea grass, teak wood, island decor and art. Maple wood floors and fans in every room. A master bedroom with it's own bath, new King bedroom furniture and mattress. There is also a second TV in the master bedroom. The second bedroom has NOVA MEMORY FOAM KING BED, and lots of soft pillows for added comfort. This room can also be made into a twin room upon request. There is a trundle bed in the 3rd bedroom, also with memory foam. All of the linens are new 500 ct. cotton sateen, and the towels are thick and thirsty. The personality and charm of this cottage will make your vacation one of the best experiences ever.
Kekaha Beach Park, about 1 mile away, offes lifeguard safety. Salt Pond Beach Park, about 15 minutes away, is a perfect crescent shaped beach park, which is ideal for small children with small waves. Polihale State Beach is for the adventurous beach goer, looking for that wild dune backed beach. After a bumpy 5 mile dirt road, you are rewarded with a secluded beach that is, to many, the most beautiful on the island.
At the base of the Waimea Canyon, you have direct access to fantastic scenery, and miles of hiking opportunities. It is often been called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific'.
Hanapepe Art Night, every Friday night, is for the art lover and only 10 minutes away. It's restored galleries have many art treasures for viewing and purchase.
Waimea, only two miles away, has two larger grocery stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Enjoy live local music at the Grove Cafe, in the Aston Plantation Cottage Resort, only minutes away. Don't miss the fresh shrimp from the nearby Sunrise Shrimp Farm. Within minutes, there are several restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For a special night out, the Poipu Resort area offers you numerous upscale dining and shopping opportunities.
Fifteen minutes to Port Allen marina, this is the starting point for the Na Pali Coast boat tours. Also nearby by, the Kauai Coffee Plantation offers taste testing and tours. There is also a public golf course that offers inexpensive golfing, in a historic hill top setting, offering challenging golf and fantastic vistas across the island.
But most of all, this former plantation community is a beach town.
You are guaranteed to have the driest and sunniest weather on the island each day, and access to 15+ miles of nearly deserted beach. Mornings are generally electric blue skies with light breezes. The sunsets are only seen from this part of the island, and they make for a memorable end to another day in paradise.
Come and visit for awhile, and you may find yourself wanting to stay forever. People fall in love with Kauai, and often come back every year, to spend their days by the sea in the sun and surf.
Why not give it a try? You can spend a week here, for the price of two nights at one of the resort hotels.
This is living....island style! Live Aloha!
TWO KING BEDROOMS
ONE TWIN BEDROOM
OPEN AIRY FLOOR PLAN
WIDE OCEAN VIEWS
WONDERFUL ISLAND FURNISHINGS
OCEAN VIEW LANAI
COVERED CAR PARKING
PRIVATE FENCED YARD
FREE HIGH SPEED WI-FI
FREE PHONE CALLING TO US AND CANADA
STEPS TO THE OCEAN
MILES OF DESERTED BEACH
BEST WEATHER ON THE PLANET!
County of Kauai Vacation Rental License # TVNC-5016
State of Hawaii Business Registration # W 78060528-01. 24 hr guest contact: Sarah Grossmann @ 808-639-0772 (guest emergencies only) Please do not call this # to book reservations
Keywords: House, Cottage, Ocean view, Beach
We purchased the house, being from New York, looking for a warm and sunny place to spend some quiet time.
Scott Worner purchased this house in 2012
More sun and warmth. Less rain and humidity. Quiet and more old world Hawaii. Love the 15+ mile beach. This is the real Hawaii, not the one of resorts and expensive hotels.
Favorite thing to do is just walk out the front door, across the street to the beach, and grab a spot under palm trees slightly to the left and watch the ocean and sunsets. Love to sit out on the lanai and read. I like to cook fresh fish, among other things, and that's why I have such a well equipped kitchen. We have done most of the excursions and just like to relax at home mostly. But my favorite excursion is taking a catamaran up the Napali Coast.
The Blue Lotus was delightful! Everything was available-beach chairs, beach towels, etc. This was our first trip to Hawaii! We have now been to all 50 states. A long time goal for us. Thanks for making it so enjoyable. We hope to make it back! With our family next time.
The Blue Lotus is the place to stay. VERY CLEAN AND PERFECT. The house had everything, the rooms were perfect, the kitchen, laundry room, beach stuff, grill, table & chairs and even an outside shower to rinse off after the beach. For a nice sunset view you much sit outside on the porch with your cocktails beautiful. All you need is your personal items and food. It was the perfect place to stay and mins. away from the Race Track in Mana where we were going to for the 4th of July races. I wanted to thank Mr. Worner for making everything very simple and for his prompt responds. We love this place and will be back in September 2015. I highly recommend staying here.
This review is long overdue - we stayed at Blue Lotus in June 2014. It is not always feasible for a family of five to stay at a hotel, so we always look for house that can accommodate all of us, provide a kitchen, laundry and all the necessities of home. Blue Lotus was the PERFECT place for us.
Situated on the western - and quiet - side of the island, the house was clean, stocked, and ready for my family. We took advantage of the grill each night, and we also appreciated the beach gear in the laundry room (snorkels, boogie boards and beach chairs) - that was a great bonus.
Scott was very helpful in booking the trip - always followed-up and made sure we were set. The handyman, Alan, checked-in with us, and brought native coconuts from a nearby tree. Also gave us lesson on how to open! I cannot recommend this house, and the staff, enough. Thank you all for great stay.
The best find in the house - a well-worn Kauai visitor’s guidebook. The book lead us to many “hidden gems” on the islands. Hikes to local secret trails that led us to hidden falls. That was a great adventure! Each day we took our rental car and headed out other spots on the island. We frequented Koloa and Poipu throughout the week. You can easily make it all the way to Hanalei Bay for a full day trip, hitting sights along the way.
Highlights and recommendations (near the house):
Polihali State Beach
Markets and cafes in Waimea
Catholic church right across the street
Salt Pond Park (15-20 min south) - perfect for families
Napali Riders - high-speed zodiac tour of the Napali coast. Amazing. Boat is out of Waimea.
The rooms are very clean and extremely comfortable. If you are looking to sit on the beach, relax and watch the sunset every night, this is the perfect rental. It is a short, one block walk, and your feet are already in the sand! I have been to Kauai on 3 different trips and this location is the best. Completely away from the road noise and crowds on the east side. It is also super close to either road up to Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Valley lookout. If it is cloudy one day, you can just drive up again the next!! This house has EVERYTHING, down to a cheese grater and ice cream scoop. (which we used every day!) Unlike most rentals that do not have more than 4 forks. Washer, dryer, clothes line, grill, beach towels and chairs…the list goes on and on and on. Cannot wait to rent this one again!!!
My wife and I stayed at the Blue Lotus from Jan. 27th through Feb. 26th. We have had hit and miss luck with VRBO properties, but, this was a definite hit. The pictures show you exactly what you get (with one caveat) only the property is cleaner than what you can see. The one caveat, the property is directly across the street from a school and a church. The view of the ocean from the lanai is cropped so that you can't see them. However, this does not detract from the properties overall appeal. We have stayed in Kekaha several times and this is the nicest property we have been at. As others have mentioned, the house is well stocked. Since we were there for so long we did quite a bit of cooking at the house. The BBQ works great and is in good shape. The layout of the kitchen is convenient. Laundry soap was provided and the washer and dryer are in good repair, also. The beds are very comfortable, as advertised. The location worked great for us since we don't need to be close to the touristy areas. The road to access the Waimea Canyon is very close. There was also a farmers market every Saturday morning, close by, that we visited weekly. If you play tennis take your gear if you can as there are courts that are in good shape nearby, also. The neighbors next door are very nice people, but, they had 7 or 8 dogs while we were there, and they (the dogs) get pretty yappy sometimes. If you are only there for a week you'll never notice it, however, because you'll be off sightseeing during the day and the dogs shut up once the owners come home. If we make it back to Kauai again, this is where we will try to stay!!
Blue Lotus was the perfect place to stay for a perfect vacation. With a short walk to the beach, it was really hard to not go down to the beach for each sunrise and sunset, taking in the stuff that truly matters in life. The house itself was perfect! It was extremely clean when i got there and other than groceries, I had all the amenities I could possibly want. Down to the smallest kitchen utensil, everything I needed was provided for me. The neighbors were kind and extremely quiet, making it so I could fall asleep to the sound of the ocean every evening. If you are looking for a vacation home away from the crowds of tourists and really appreciate the beauty of Kauai (beach on one side, Waimea Canyon the other!) this is easily the place you want to go to. I'm looking forward to booking Blue Lotus again in the near future and feeling part of the community.
The house was amazing! It was very clean, and had everything we needed in the kitchen, beach towels, boogie boards, washer and dryer, and I could go on and on. We loved how it is far away from the touristy part of the island and actually in a neighborhood. It also has a school right in front of it (which we got invited to a luau by the principal) but you still have a great view of the ocean from the lanai. Everyone is so nice - from the trash man to the person riding a bike down the street. We will for sure be staying here again next time we come. Thanks Scott for making this an awesome experience!
Waimea Canyon visiter's park and museum with many hiking trails, Kekaha Lifeguard Beach within walking distance, Salt Pond for children wading and sea salt collection, Polihale State Park, Boogie boarding, Fishing, Waimea movie theater, and farmers market close by.