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Property Name: Kauikeolani
Address: Hanalei, HI 96714
Type: Luxury Estate
Location: Hanalei, Hawaii
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 7
Occupancy: 14
Other: TVNC 1092

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There is a gentle, subtle rhythm on the North Shore of Kauai. Lifestyles relax to match the call of the sun, surf and sea. Settled into a small corner of the world, the Kauikeolani Estate in Hanalei."

Mature gardens, expansive lawns, grazing pasture, and an ancient Hawaiian fishpond are just a taste of the treasures which await discovery at Kauikeolani in Hanalei, Kauai.

Kick off your shoes and stroll upon a thick green carpet, where sculpted shade trees beckon you to lie down - "if only for a brief while." Dive into the cool ocean beneath the hallow glow of moonlight; or enjoy an afternoon on the 9 hole practice course, which unobtrusively wanders its way throughout the Hanalei estate.

The Estate is comprised of six separate accommodations. Kauikeolani, once the residence of Albert and Emma Wilcox (read about its history), remains as the central structure upon the land. The original home dates back to 1800s, at which time it was a comparably modest structure of only three bedrooms. However, as the Wilcox generations grew, so did the walls of Kauikeolani. Today, the main house is comprised of six bedrooms and six bathes, comfortably accommodating a total of twelve guests.

An expansive living room is the focal point with the home. Filled with antique furniture, the refurbished room reflects the opulent tastes of a late 19th century missionary lifestyle; this large central parlor is a living museum. Perhaps the most abundant feature of the main residence is its verandah. Twelve feet wide, it skirts the perimeter of the home. Within view six waterfalls descend in a series of tiers which tumble down from spectacular mountain heights over 4,000 feet above the sea.

All of our rentals are strictly NO SMOKING.

Includes:

Washer and Dryer

Complete kitchen

CD / Cassette stereo

Complete Linens - for bed, bath, and beach

Outside barbeque

Outside shower

Breathtaking natural beauty

24 hour on island emergency contact (808) 826-1454.  TVNC 1092

History of Kauikeolani

Emma Kauikeolani was known for her gracious hospitality, sumptuous parties and caring nature. Today, the home, which is named for her, is a gracious and enduring host with a legacy of luxury and home to the lucky few who have discovered its graces.

Here is a brief history of the wilcox family and the Estate...

Kauikeolani—gracious and enduring host. Legacy of luxury, home to the lucky few who have discovered its graces. Perhaps, the mood of the Estate, and that of Kauai is best summed up in the words of Patricia “Patsy” Sheehan, 5th generation descendant of Albert Wilcox, and present-day matriarch of the estate. When asked what it was that for her formed the essence of Kauikeolani. “Kauikeolani is many things,” she replied. “It is an experience of living history, a step into the past. It is a home, and albeit a large home, it is not the size of the house that makes it so special, for any home upon this land would be of the same charm.” Finally and most fundamentally, she said, it is a place to slow down and to discover your own relaxed spirit, remembering, all the while, that it is just, “a little part, of a little island, in the middle of the Pacific.”

At Hanalei, Albert Spencer Wilcox found the inspiration to build his life around the Kauikeolani Estate. Born the fourth son in a Protestant missionary family of eight boys, Albert grew up surrounded by the enchantments of 19th century Kauai. 

His parents, Abner and Lucy Wilcox, forsook all that was familiar to them when they stepped on to the sailing ship Bark Mary Frazier, and took to sea in 1836, the eastern seaboard falling forever behind the wake of their dreams. Their passage took them from Boston to Honolulu, 116 days around Cape Horn, crossing the boundaries that separated Hawaii from the rest of the world. On these distant islands, they found not only a calling for their church, but also landscapes of unimaginable beauty and a native Polynesian people in transition, intact in culture and rich with intrigue awaiting the Wilcox’s in their new home.

For young Albert Wilcox this world would grow with him, becoming his own. A mystical web spun in the opposing fabrics of missionary virtue and ancient Hawaiian tradition. As the first generation of foreigners to be born on Hawaiian soil, he and his brothers grew up weaving an enduring Hawaiian lifestyle that is unique even today.

The passing of the seasons and the turning of the years brought new changes and unseen ambitions to Hawaii. 

Growing from a child into a man, Albert was said to have become an industrious and likable character, eventually finding his success as a sugar planter around the turn of the century. The North Shore of Kauai had always been his home, and as his business interests grew so did his land holdings in Hanalei, his birthplace, and the place closest to his heart.

In 1898 Albert married, taking Emma Kauikeolani Napoleon Mahelona as his wife. He adopted her children, and eventually her namesake to become that of his estate. The Hawaiian language is imbued with double meaning; Kauikeolani is “a beautiful vision that comes in the early morning mist,” and embodies both the gracious Emma and the landscape that greets you from Kauikeolani as you awake.

Kauikeolani—gracious and enduring host. Legacy of luxury, home to the lucky few who have discovered its graces. Perhaps, the mood of the Estate, and that of Kauai is best summed up in the words of Patricia “Patsy” Sheehan, 5th generation descendant of Albert Wilcox, and present-day matriarch of the estate. When asked what it was that for her formed the essence of Kauikeolani. “Kauikeolani is many things,” she replied. “It is an experience of living history, a step into the past. It is a home, and albeit a large home, it is not the size of the house that makes it so special, for any home upon this land would be of the same charm.” Finally and most fundamentally, she said, it is a place to slow down and to discover your own relaxed spirit, remembering, all the while, that it is just, “a little part, of a little island, in the middle of the Pacific.”

 

 



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