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Pakala Plantation Estate


Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Pakala Plantation Estate

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Makaweli Estate Rental Photos and Description

4+ Bedrooms, 5 Full Bathrooms, I Half Bathroom & Office. Sleeps 12

This magnificent, 8-acre island-style estate truly exceeds all expectations. Located directly on secluded Pakala Beach on Kauai's west side, this serene property contains an orchard and is heavily sprinkled with mature shade trees and a variety of palms.

A long driveway leads guests through a breathtaking panorama to a welcoming portico. The large, southern-style veranda looks out across an expansive landscape and a low, Hawaiian rock wall to the Pacific Ocean. This is the perfect vantage point to enjoy spectacular island sunsets.

Step through French doors to a living room lavishly decorated with antique furniture and oriental carpets. The separate dining room is a luxurious amenity perfect for big families. A large, eat-in kitchen opens onto a deck overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens. All bedrooms, are extremely spacious and comfortably furnished. Some are actually suites and several open onto the veranda and the extraordinary vista beyond.

Permit No. TVNC-1268

Befitting royalty, this impressive home invites families and friends to spend time together yet has acres of space for quiet interludes. A short drive in either direction leads to area restaurants offering a tempting variety of cuisine.

Activities nearby include seasonal swimming, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, shopping, boat tours and helicopter tours. World class surfing at Infinity's aka Pakala's.

Additional photo's including interior available upon request.

Technically the house has 4 bdrms, however, what was once a 'dressing room' off of the master bdrm has its own double bed and full bath. Egress is through the master bdrm. Hence the '4+' bedrooms.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Why The Owner chose Makaweli

Pakala House is the beach front home built by Sinclair & Ethel Robinson in 1912 at Pakala, Makaweli, Kauai, Hawaii.

The home is available year round for vacation rental. It's perfect for families and small groups up to 11 adults.

'Sinclair Robinson, former manager of Kauai’s Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation from 1912 until 1964 -- 52 years -- oversaw the Hawaii sugar plantation longer than anyone in the history of Hawaii’s sugar industry.

He passed away in 1964; Ethel in 1966.

When asked at age 76, in 1962, whether he ever planned to retire, he said simply, 'Gay & Robinson has no forced retirement program.'

Robinson was born at Makaweli in 1886, educated at Harvard and worked as a field luna at O‘ahu Sugar Co. and as assistant manager at Gay & Robinson before assuming the post of manager.

He said that in the old days at Gay & Robinson, sugar was bagged and put onto inter-island steamers anchored off the old Makaweli landing. Later, a railroad connected Makaweli to Port Allen and bagged sugar was transported there, where it was placed aboard freighters for shipment to San Francisco. In contrast, the company’s bulk sugar is transported by truck to Nawiliwili and loaded aboard a freighter.'

'In days gone by, he has said much work was done on contract or piecework basis, which increased wages above the basic pay by about $1 per day.

Field workers worked 10-hour days, six days a week, and most walked to their jobs from their homes in nearby camps scattered about the plantation.

'The plantation day of early periods started with the mill whistles blowing at 4:30 a.m. Workers were on their way shortly after 5:30 a.m. A break for breakfast and lunch was taken and the work day ended at 4:30 p.m. Horses were the means of transportation for lunas, field superintendents and managers,' Robinson said.'

by Hank Soboleski

The Garden Island

Copyright © 2007, Lee Enterprises, Inc.

What makes this estate unique

Beachfront, huge grounds, private, faces west into the sunset, large verandas for conversation and afternoon naps.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Pakala Plantation Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a wonderful surprise. "Plantation" says it all -- the house was vintage and sprawling. It was extremely well kept and stocked with all the amenities/comforts of home. And with 5000 feet on one level and 12-foot ceilings, it all felt absolutely spacious. The veranda was a perfect spot for our family to gather over drinks to watch surfers, whales, and sunsets. We had a group of 9 adults, and the house was perfect with the setup for each family to have their own private space including a bathroom. We cooked breakfasts and dinners at the house nearly every day - the cupboards were so well stocked that we never ran out of clean coffee mugs or wine glasses! Walks on the nearly private beach provided daily excursions and shell-searching. The expansive lawn also provided a feeling of space and luxury -- a welcome change after spending a few days in Waikiki in throngs of tourists. We even bought a frisbee to take advantage of the space! Even before we arrived in Kauai, our experience with this rental was very positive. The rental agent and the owner were very responsive to inquiries, providing pictures and much more information than expected. Some in our group had late flights out on our day of departure and they were very accommodating to arrange a late checkout from the property. (The only thing that would have made the week better was if roosters really only crowed at dawn! ;-) If (when?) we visit Kauai again, we would definitely return to this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful in every way. Of course the location (beach front) and large size are the first draw. In addition, there is a beautiful veranda that wraps around the front of the home which is perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the view. The large yard provides substantial space for family play. The history of the home is fascinating and adds character. The size is perfect for a small or larger group. The owner and rental manager are accessible and supportive. We've visited twice now (Feb 13 & Dec 14) and hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City, NY

Pakala Perfection

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed for 1 week over Christmas 2011 to celebrate my uncle's 60th birthday. We were blown away by the location and beautiful setting. Each day there were surfers out front and whale watching from the lanai. The beaches to the north were undeveloped and we enjoyed daily long walks (bug free!) to explore the flora and fauna. What wonderful water--what sunsets--what privacy! The kitchen had every amenity you could ask for: coffee grinder, electric can opener, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, wine glasses, aperitif glasses, fine China, serving platters, dishsoap, paper towels, etc. The portable gas grill was spotlessly clean and right off the kitchen. The rooms were comfortable and had direct outside access to the lanai. This made for additional privacy. We really liked the bedroom to bathroom ratio--no one had to share. This was an easy trip--easy to check in and check out, easy access to Waimea canyon and the ocean. The wireless internet access was a real plus and the laundry room was stocked and roomy with a drying rack for swimwear. We hardly ate out because it was nicer to BBQ and hang out on the lanai to take in the view. We needed to receive and send a few faxes during the trip and the management office was extremely accommodating and helpful, calling when a fax arrived, etc.. Other than some zealous roosters, we have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Waimea Canyon State Park
"Also known as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific"."
Polihale State Park
"The largest beach in Hawaii. "
Menehune Ditch - Swinging Bridge
"See the ancient water ditch which legend says was built by the Menehune, the mythical little..."
Russian Fort Elisabeth
"Fort Elizabeth was constructed in 1817 on the east bank of the Waimea River overlooking Waim..."
Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wrangler Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
Pakala Beach
Car: necessary

Pakala House is located directly on what is known as Pakala Beach and the world-famous Infinity (or Pakala's) surf break. The surf break is recognized as the longest 'left' in Hawaii. The property is the 8-acre estate of Sinclair Robinson former manager and partner of Kauai's last sugar plantation, Gay & Robinson. While sugar is no longer grown by the family, cattle ranching operations continue and several thousand acres are leased to corn growers. The estate is surrounded by 51,000 acres of the Robinson family lands including historic plantation villages such as Pakala Village (aka Pakala Camp) next door. Sinclair Robinson managed the plantation from 1912 until his passing in 1966. Pakala House, now owned by two of his grandchildren, was built for him in 1912 when he assumed the position of Plantation Manager.

Permit No. TVNC-1268

Other Activities: Helicopter tours, boat tours, whale tours (seasonal), Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park (forest reserve).

Golf: Kukuiolono Golf Course


Rates & Availability

From $4,980 Per week

Makaweli Estate Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes $830/nt - $4980/wk US Dollars
$4980/wk for a party of 6 plus $100/wk for each additional guest plus tax (13.416%), refundable security deposit $1500, reservation fee $35 and $350 out cleaning.;
Event rates may apply and are available on request.;
There is a 7-night minimum stay between December 15 and January 6.;
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Makaweli Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bdrm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Dressing Room - toilet , tub
    First Bdrm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Middle Bdrm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    End Bdrm - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Kitchen Bathroom - toilet
  • Dressing room toilet & shower has ADA bar.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bdrm - 1 king , 1 child bed , Ceiling fan
    Dressing Room - 1 double
    Middle Bdrm - 2 twin/ single
    End Bdrm - 1 king
    Master Anteroom - 1 twin/ single
    First Bdrm - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. All but one bedroom have a door to the outside.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A portable room air conditioner is available upon request. Our caretakers live in a cottage to the rear of the property outside the perimeter wall; far enough away for privacy but close enough to provide assistance would it be necessary.

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