Waimea Plantation Cottages

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(800) 716-6199 or (808) 338-1625
9400 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea
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At this 27-acre former plantation resort, peace and privacy are yours—the trade-off is relative isolation given the location on the extreme west side. There is much feeling of ‘ohana (family) here, and you will definitely experience the aloha spirit. With their location so close to the mouth of the very reddish Waimea River, swimming in the murky ocean water is pretty poor at this marginal beach. The coconut grove, banyan trees and hammocks scattered about add to the quiet charm of this property, and this is a good place to watch the sunset over the private island of Ni‘ihau. They have a few activities on site like, volleyball, bocce ball and shuffleboard. They offer charcoal for the BBQ grills.

Many of these cottages were once plantation workers’ homes, and each is as different as their former owner’s tastes. We had a hard time coming up with adjectives to describe the rooms. They have old-style floors and furniture, just like from the plantation days. Units vary tremendously in décor, price and proximity to the ocean. Rooms have been refurbished with modern amenities, but they retain the old-style feel inside, without feeling too old and worn. They are very clean. Most bathrooms have showers only, so if you need a tub, request one when booking. All rooms have a full kitchen.

Most bedrooms have a/c. Housekeeping every three days. Prices have come down with the new management making this an easy Solid Gold Value. Studios (300 sq. ft.) are $139–$199, 1/1s (approx. 594 sq. ft.) are $195–$429, 2/1s (approx. 726 sq. ft.) are $239–$465, 3/2s (approx. 1,088 sq. ft.) are $279–$499, 4/3s (approx. 1,250 sq. ft.) are $399–$599, 5/4s (4,020–4,240 sq. ft.) are $659–$839. Discounts available.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 59 units
  • Pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Shop
  • Conference room
  • Free 24-hour business center
  • WiFi in rooms
  • WiFi resort-wide
  • Air conditioning in bedroom only
  • Ceiling fans
  • Walk-up only
  • No ADA accessibility
  • Lanais
  • Some housekeeping
  • Room safe
  • Free local calls and toll-free calls
  • Full kitchen
  • Empty fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker in room
  • BBQ available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Self-parking
  • All non-smoking resort
  • Mandatory $25 per day resort fee includes: internet, local and long distance calls, self-parking, room safe, daily coffee in rooms, DVD rentals, free laundry facilities and some other items you thought were included anyway
  • On-site activities
  • Cribs available
  • Only service dogs allowed

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