This majestic, spacious, regal Taro Plantation villa is literally built from the heart of the island, with a wall of local lava rock facing the pond, where turtles, bull frogs, and white albatross lounge lazily on rocks and reeds. There’s a lot of history on this land and in the marrow of this villa. Surrounded by wet Taro fields, nearly 270 degrees of towering Kauai mountains, and adjacent to a half-acre pond stocked with fish, the villa feels perfectly remote and peaceful, while only being a short walk from Hanalei town. Everything about this villa has noble character, from the handcrafted bamboo bed frames to the stained-glass inlaid artwork to the sepia toned photographs of the old Hanalei pier. The Indonesian and Chinese antiques scattered about serve to enhance the ancient, contemplative, serene atmosphere. Take an evening dip in the full-length granite swimming pool with the glowing tiki torches lit or explore the sprawling property under scattered diamond-shimmering night skies. Upstairs you’ll find a beautiful finished wooden table that dines eight, a granite wrap-around counter, modern stainless steel appliances, and in the south a wide-angled panoramic view of a massive jagged mountain range. On the large lanai is a gas grill for barbecue nights, three tables, and seating for ten. Hanalei Bay is minutes away, and the end of Kuhio highway, 15 minutes north at Ke’e Beach, is right below the Kalalau Trail trailhead--consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world by international adventure magazines. When you return home, covered in sand and red-dirt from your epic treks around Kaua’i, a respectable library of puzzles and books await you in the living room, which has abundant natural lighting. The master bedroom features a walk-in granite shower overlooking the pond, a king-sized four corner post bed, a large marble-basin sink, and a rare piece of artwork by James Mitchell depicting the 1894 America’s Cup Challenger Valkyrie III schooner. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, you will fall in love with the Taro Plantation villa’s spacious comfort, classic character, stunning views, and serene natural atmosphere.
24 hour on island emergency contact (808) 639-1930. TVNC 1154 HI Tax W311841182-01.