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Aug 4, 2012
Laid back atmosphere, perfect for relaxation
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Jun 13, 2012
Plantation offers the grace of yesteryear for de-stressing today
A 30-acre historic property on Kauai's west coast, Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages is a step back in time. Lovingly restored vintage houses are outfitted with period furnishings in rattan, wicker and mahogany. Each cottage is uniquely decorated and offers its own charm. While a handful of cottages are oceanfront, most are set among the coconut palm and banyan trees, fronting graceful manicured lawns. A restaurant, pool and spa add contemporary comforts, but the draw here is a feeling of being transported to a simpler, quieter time.
Overall ambiance of idyllic restfulness
Authentic sense of Kauai history
Spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas
A 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Managers House
Kauai's west coast, which serves as a gateway to Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, and raft and kayak tours along the iconic Na Pali Coast
Restored one- to five-bedroom vintage homes from Kauai's plantation era are clustered about the 30-acre Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages property. Period furnishings and architectural details evoke a bygone era and exude romance. For larger families or groups, top choice is the Managers House, a 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom oceanfront home with AC in the master bedroom. The five-bedroom Kruse House, built circa 1920, was moved to this property in 2002. It is fully air-conditioned and each bedroom has a private bath.
Those looking for a place to relax and recharge in utterly peaceful surroundings will see this historic property as paradise. Plantation-era cottages set the tone, aided by inviting hammocks beneath the trees. Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages isn't the place for exuberant nightlife, though the on-site pub sometimes brings in local talent to complement its handcrafted brews. The antithesis of activity and action, there's a slow-down-and-breathe ethic here -- in the quiet, at the pool, at the full-service spa. While the black-sand beach is not for swimming, Kekaha Beach, five minutes away, has white sand and a lifeguard.
Lihue Airport (25 mi/40.2 km)
Taxis and limousines available
Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
Waimea Canyon State Park (7 mi/11.2 km)
Captain Andy's Raft Expeditions (7.5 mi/12 km)
Outfitters Kauai Na Pali Coast Kayak Tours (17.7 mi/28.5 km)
Koke'e State Park (18 mi/29 km)
Grove Conference Center and several other venues accommodate up to 400 people
Complimentary Internet is available in the "Breezeway," the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages lobby area
Policies and fees
Amenity fee of $15 will be charged for all new bookings for arriving from January 3, 2013.
All Aston Hotels & Resorts managed hotels and condominiums are non-smoking.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages Rooms
Two Bedroom Superior Ocean Front
Superior two bedroom cottage with 1 or 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. Includes full bathroom, lanai, full kitchen, coffee maker, cable TV and separate living area.
One Bedroom Superior Grove VIew
Superior one bedroom cottage with queen bed. Includes full bathroom, lanai, full kitchen, coffee maker, cable TV and separate living area.
Three Bedroom Superior Grove View
Superior three bedroom cottage with 2 queen beds and twin bed. Includes 2 bathrooms, lanai, full kitchen, coffee maker, cable TV and separate living area.
One Bedroom Grove View
One bedroom cottage with queen bed. Includes full bathroom, lanai, full kitchen (microwave available for additional charge), coffee maker, cable TV and separate living area.
Two Bedroom Superior Grove View
Superior rwo bedroom cottage with 1 or 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. Includes 2 bathroom, lanai, full kitchen, coffee maker, cable TV and separate living area.
LIH - Lihue Municipal
Situated at the gateway to Waimea Canyon on the sunny west coast of Kauai. Polihale Beach, and championship golf nearby.
The Grove Cafe at Waimea Brewing Company
Cuisine Hawaii Regional, Casual Dress, Open Daily from 11am-9pm, Available for Lunch and Dinner.
Conference facilities available.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
The Plantation Cottages are AWESOME! I can't say enough good things about this place...and I am sometimes hard to please. I arrived on the island late and I had been informed that the front desk staff would be there until 10 p.m. I ended up
arriving closer to 11 p.m. I thought how will I find this place in the dark? It was lit up beautifully with tiki torches. The sign on the door said to call security to check in and when I did he said he would be right there. I hung up the phone and the door opened! I got to my room and found a beautiful flower arrangement...my boyfriend worked with the front desk and they took care of everything. Awesome! They had bottled water and coffee in the room for me and a nice little collection of shampoo and bubble bath items. The ground of this place are breathtaking. I loved lounging in their hammocks on the property. The cleaning staff was only supposed to come once while I was here but they came twice and did a fantastic job. The Hartfelt Day Spa was EXCELLENT! You must try one of their massage packages...I have gone to spas all over the world and this place was the ultimate in relaxation. The Brewery was fabulous. I think I had the best lunch of my entire life with their pork sandwhich and homemade brew. FABULOUS. LOVE IT!!!!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
This is very close to the Waimea Canyon which is a nice little piece of nature in your backyard and sits on a black sand beach. There is the Brewery on site and also a few restaurants close by. Make sure you stop at JO JO's clubhouse for a shave ice...best on the whole island.