Unwind in Waimea by the sea
It’s a gorgeous property and the cabins are delightful. It’s one of the most relaxing places we have ever visited. I recommend phoning when making the booking instead of doing it all on line. The website is a not as informative as talking to a person on the phone. I appreciated the fact that when I called, I got someone in Vancouver (my home town) and that Coast Hotels doesn’t farm their call centres out. The description of the cabin at booking was very accurate. The cabin and the setting far exceeded my expectations actually! It was an unexpected bonus of being able to walk to the grocery stores, tourism office, restaurants (even church). Our teenager really appreciated the independence of coming and going for shave ice and souvenirs in the small town of Waimea whenever she felt like it. The pool by the sea and the plentiful hammocks are a beautiful treat too! Each cabin is situated far enough apart for reasonable privacy. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. One caveat: this is country living…the roosters do crow at 4 a.m., the historic cabins are “antiques”…everything works well, but it’s not “new” (i.e. no granite counter-tops, thank goodness!) We loved the twin kitty cats that shared our deck (cat treats available at the BigSave, btw). I noticed a multi-generational Hawaiian family checking in when we were leaving. A couple of people from Honolulu had signed the guest book in our room. You know it’s special when the locals stay there!! We hope to come back again and stay longer next time!
- Julie B
We recently went to Kauai for a vacation with our daughter and her husband (and of course with our 3 year old grandson). We stayed at Waimea Plantation Cottages in a lovely 3 BR bungalow. The setting is really beautiful, with a number of cottages and guest houses surrounding a grassy central lawn leading to the ocean, with fantastic views and a very quiet and luxurious ambience. The lodgings are all buildings from a sugar plantation which were the housing for various employees of the plantation. All were moved to the current location and remodeled to modern standards some years ago while still maintaining their period charm. We were very comfortable. Our cottage had a full kitchen, comfortable central sitting room, 2 baths and a beautiful lanai facing the sea. All of the photos and representations about the property which we saw before booking were accurate.
- Stephen F
Relaxation Consistent with Kauai
We were able to stay 4 nights in unit 62. It was completely relaxing and wonderful! The pictures of the area are great but in person this place is truly idyllic comfort. The rooms are authentic plantation style with wooden floors and french doors, wispy curtains, and views of the garden or ocean. The fragrance of the plumeria tickles the nose and walking on the beach to the pier is a round-trip sugar history lesson. We will be staying here again.
Beautiful, charming Plantation Cottages with Ocean Views
Great little vacation spot, with sweet, comfortable cottages on the ocean. Not a swimming beach, but not far from one. There is a pool. Fair amount of things to do in the area and this is a perfect location to explore from. Pleasantly feel a little bit like going back in time.
We enjoyed an excellent stay! The porch was so comfortable, quiet and relaxing. We had a view of the ocean across the large grass courtyard. Our kids enjoyed the beach and swimming. We enjoyed the quiet. The cottages are old, but very well maintained. They are in no way run down or in disrepair. The fact that they have maintained the historical feel and appearance was what we enjoyed. These cottages reflected the slower pace on this end of the island, so if you need the latest fashion and style this is not for you. There are chickens everywhere as other post state, but we did not find them a burden. Overall we loved this place and stay. The only reason we gave a 4 out of 5 was there is no restaurant on site (and there was no 4.5 spot). They do have kitchens as well as good food only a short walk away though. We will stay here again.