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Ed White

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront - 3 Master Suites - Central Air

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Kekaha House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our guests have described our home as amazing, wonderful, fantastic, beautiful, fabulous, awesome, first class, perfect, gorgeous and a place they will never forget. We invite you to be our guests and experience it for yourself and your family and friends.

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.

Guest quotes:

'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.'

KAUAI TVNCU #5008

Hawaii Tax ID: W30086118-01

On-Island Contact - Sarah Grossmann 808-639-0772

Keywords: Sunset Plantation House

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ed White (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ed White

Ed is a Mechanical Engineer/MBA (University of Cincinnati) who was a software sales and marketing executive for high tech companies including IBM, Oracle and three Silicon Valley software start-ups. After retiring from Silicon Valley, he acquired and operated Plumbed Elegance, a plumbing fixture business in Santa Cruz, CA. He currently owns and operates First Glass Inc., a glass contracting company in Aptos, CA. Annette is a Dental Hygienist (West Liberty College) and works part-time in Palo Alto and Cupertino.

They currently reside in Aptos, CA and have 6 children and 11 grandchildren who reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida and California.

Ed White purchased this house in 2003

Why Ed White chose Kauai

They constructed this vacation home in 2003 after several visits to Kauai. They stayed in Princeville, Poipou, Kapaa and Kekaha during their many visits and chose to build in Kekaha because it has the best year round weather on the island.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Mar 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

Oceanfront - 3 Master Suites - Central Air
average rating of 4.793103 based on 32 reviews
Norfolk, VA
5

Perfect family vacation on Kauai

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from staying in this lovely rental for two weeks with our daughter, son-in-law, and two young grandsons. The location was absolutely perfect for attending our family reunion held nearby, and for enjoying the July 4th celebration with fireworks in the park. The hands down favorite feature of the house is the second floor lanai. Waking up to the sound of waves, enjoying coffee and meals at the large table, waving to the passing boats and watching sunsets were our favorite activities. Second favorite feature are the spacious and fabulous bathrooms. Street noise from cars driving by wasn't an issue for us after the second day. With a million dollar view, who even notices the cars? The location is very close to Port Allen for dinner and snorkeling cruises, Salt Pond Park, and it's a quick 3 miles to Waimea for JoJo's Shave Ice, Ishihara's, Big Save, and more. We highly recommend trying Lappert's ice cream a few miles away in Hanapepe where all the art galleries are located. Having a washer and dryer was great and enabled us to pack lighter. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed when we decided to eat in. Tip: there's a small local market across the parking lot from the post office on Kekaha Road that has the best poke on the island. We met several neighbors who were super friendly. There are a few minor maintenance issues that need attention and the beds could do with new pillows, but overall this is a fantastic vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ
5

Beautiful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I must start out by saying how amazing we thought this house was!! My husband and I went to Kauai to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and had 2 other couples that went with us. I couldn't believe my luck in finding a place that had 3 master suites when I was initially searching for a place. It seemed too good to be true! But this house is everything it says and more. When we drove up, it was so inviting. Very well manicured and of course, right across the road from the beach! Inside, it was very clean and well kept. The bedrooms are spacious and the bathrooms are big! Love the showers!! But one thing that really surprised us was how well stocked the kitchen was! Meaning, there are plenty of plates, cups, glasses, silverware, cookware, utensils, etc... It's like someone living there full time just stepped out long enough for us to move in for a week. We couldn't believe it! I've rented other vacation homes before and you were lucky you had stuff to actually cook with. Every meal we ate at the house was eaten out on the veranda/deck. We loved hearing the roar of the ocean and seeing the sun set. While there is traffic noise, it didn't bother us at all and just took in all of the beauty and ocean breezes. If you're looking for a place, don't look any further. We absolutely loved this home. When we go back to Kauai, this is the first place I'll be looking to book. It's that good......

The location for us was perfect. Set on the corner of the main road and the road that leads to Waimea Canyon, it's located in Kekaha, which is about 3 miles further west of a little town called Waimea. Waimea is the driest part of the island, which we also loved. (there's plenty of wet weather if you drive up to Princeville). Waimea has a couple of grocery stores, some small places to eat and one nicer western (meaning more expensive) restaurant called Wrangler's Steakhouse. We loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic! There's a Wal-Mart in Lihue, but I would suggest you buy only what you might need for the first night and breakfast and get to the house to see what's already there. We made the mistake of buying a LOT before getting there because other places we've been to had nothing. This refrigerator had some condiments and things already. So my suggestion would be to check it out first before making big grocery purchases.

Port Allen and Poipu are really close for fun activities. This house is a must! Book it now!!! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The colony
5

great getaway house

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this house. The kitchen and the bathrooms were absolutely gorgeous, which is important to me in order to relax and enjoy. The shower was one of my favorite features, it is a step in with no curtains, and with the windows you feel like you are showering outdoors while completely private as well. I also loved the 2nd floor balcony where we spent most of our time overlooking the ocean. We sipped our coffee out there in the mornings, and we had dinner out there as well often. I could watch the ocean waves for hours, and I love the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. The beach which is right there by the house, is mostly unpopulated which is so awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your home. I would love to return some time in the future.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am a huge fan of VRBO, so have rented many vacation rentals over the years. This was one of my very favorites. The owner was great to work with, very accommodating. The house was BEAUTIFUL and they have thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable. The patios were great, we spent most of our awake time at the house on the patios. It was a 3 sisters trip, and we all were wow'ed by the house. We had plenty of space to spend time together and apart as needed. Loved the house, it was super clean, really well laid out, perfect location, and all amenities that we could have wanted. Thank you for renting your house and helping to make our vacation one we will be talking about for a long time to come.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Glorious week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last week with my siblings and their spouses and we had the time of our life. The house is absolutely wonderful and the view is breathtaking. We were up at 5:00AM our first day since we were still on east coast time and the moon over the ocean made the waves look like molten silver! We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this home for families or 3 couples. It was perfect. I've already passed along the info to a friend.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camrose, AB
5

A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay at this beautiful ocean view home. We were a family of 5 with 3 in their twenties and my husband and I. The ocean view from the lanai (which is quite large) was amazing and we enjoyed our morning coffee here everyday. We spent quite a bit of time at the beach right across the road - the waves were a little high but this was fine for our group. We did a great deal of sightseeing on the island and put alot of miles on our rental car. One of the best sights was within 10 minutes of our home - the Waimea Canyon.

The house is beautiful - the owners have stocked it with absolutely everything you could possibly need including all the staples in the kitchen. The only thing it could use is some sharper knives but this is a small point. The house is clean and very spacious. We would not hesitate to recommend this home and would go back and stay here in a heartbeat. The island of Kauai is spectacular and we would definitely like to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helicopter rides, Napali cruises, Waimea Canyon, Polihale Beach

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Rates & Availability

Kekaha House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,275
$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

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.
VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kekaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bath with jacuzzi
  • All bedrooms have ocean views.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Prep Sink, Wet Bar, Refrigerator with Water Filter, Hairdryers in each bath, Smoking permitted on lanais

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