Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages


Stepping off the plane and out into the warm island was an instant treat when we arrived on the gorgeous island of Kauai. Driving to Waimea and seeing the breathtaking canyon, the lush greenery and the little town was even better.

 
Driving through Waimea you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time and even more so when you pull into the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages. It felt as if we truly had arrived a century earlier onto the grounds of a beautiful plantation. Perfectly manicured grounds, simple yet elegant buildings, quaint little cottages and of course chickens! Our one bedroom cottage was very simple and at first we thought it was a little rustic for our taste but after spending two nights there, we never wanted to leave!



 
The cottages are not remodeled in the manner that some might expect. They are remodeled in order to be clean, comfortable and for you to feel as if you are back in time living in a plantation cottage. Warm island breezes coming in through the screens, a claw foot bathtub, hardwood floors, and a simple layout which, although rustic is also very relaxing. We enjoyed the kitchen, the patio out back and the comfy chairs in the living room. The most relaxing part was falling asleep at night to the breezes coming in all the windows and waking in the morning to the roosters crowing. It was so peaceful, so relaxed and not at all what we expected. The cottages are ranked as the #1 hidden romantic getaway by Sunset magazine among many other recognitions so we knew there had to something very special about this place and we learned that there was….relaxation, simplicity and the Aloha spirit.





If you are looking for luxury, or you need a fancy room, the plantation cottages are not for you. They do have modern amenities such as a coffee pot, a fully furnished kitchen and a television  but they are by no means modern in some guests standards. In our opinion, the cottages are perfect, because you get the island breeze, the chickens, the wonderful laid back feel of Waimea and it’s much closer if you plan to hike on the west side of the island like we did. The beach is not suited for swimming as the water is a little murky but you can still enjoy walking on the beach or taking a swim in the pool with a gorgeous view of the ocean.




 If you like big lawns and gardens and falling asleep to the island breeze instead of the air conditioner, then check out these gorgeous little cottages. The 27 acre property is great for weddings, large groups or family reunions because they have one bedroom units all the way up to five bedrooms units. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball or horseshoes and then take a swim in the pool. The lawn area is perfect for a wedding, a picnic or for kids to play on and the big beautiful trees will be sure to fascinate kids of every age!





 The Grove restaurant onsite was a pleasant surprise after a long day of hiking. The prices were great and the food was some of the best we had on the island. We both had Ahi and it was by far the best Ahi we ate during our stay on Kauai and ranked up there with some of the best Ahi we’ve ever eaten. (and we love our Ahi so we eat a lot of it!) Everything was fresh, beautifully presented and the service was excellent. What more could you ask for? They also make a great Mai Tai!! It was one of the most reasonably priced sit down dinners we ate and the best! So if you’re on the island of Kauai, it’s worth the drive to Waimea for dinner at The Grove


The Waimea Plantation Cottages are truly a relaxing getaway and while they make not be luxurious, they are so much better! If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway or want big beautiful grounds for a wedding or gathering, then the Plantation Cottages are perfect for you! Contact me today to book your getaway at the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages.


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