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. At night, the relaxing sound of waves can be heard throughout the home.
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. Fans and flow-through design maximize the benefits of the ocean breezes when central air is not used. 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.'
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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.
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.