"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."
--Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Luxurious Polynesian villas on 11.5 acres nestled in the peaceful hills some 20 minutes north from Poipu.

When organic style architecture takes on a contemporary Southeast Asian interior fused with a modern Kauai lifestyle, the results are generous open spaces providing spectacular ocean and vista views. Scenically breathtaking, elegantly designed in harmony with nature amazingly relaxing. A secluded, peaceful and romantic hideaway certainly worth traveling for...

Only minutes from Kauai's beaches, historic Koloa town and Poipu, here one will find complete privacy and ultimate luxury surrounded by vistas stretching down along green valleys, over rounded hills, and out to the blues of the Pacific.

Beautiful organic architecture, tropical, ambiance together with elegant, modern decor and fine art collection make Ka Hale O Luina a perfect luxury villa for those in search of a sophisticated island setting and all the comforts and amenities of a luxury retreat , a perfect romantic honeymoon hideaway.

Perched on more than 11 acres of rural hillside some 1,000 feet above Kalaheo, this unique retreat offers the discerning traveler a new place to hang their sun hat.


Ka Hale O Luina — which translates to “home of the mariner” — offers considerable insight into the lives of its well-traveled owners. The duo has an extensive
background in the yachting industry, and credit the consistent high level of service they’re accustomed to giving on the boat for the attention to detail in their villa.

Casually known as The Long House, this guest home’s architecture evokes a feeling of contemporary Southeast Asian style fused with Kaua‘i-kine touches.


Eclectic accents from around the world highlight the tasteful decor. Original artworks adorn the walls and an old Balinese rice chest that lines one wall now holds a small library.


One of the focal points of the main room is a hand-carved canoe with the face of an alligator — a souvenir (and a great story)
from Papua, New Guinea’s Sepik River. Among he books available for perusal is a compilation of the history and stories behind many of the unique pieces throughout the home.

Large, glass doors facing makai (towards the sea) bring the outside in, and make for easy access to the elongated lanai, where an inviting array of places to rest await, including a rattan hammock filled with silk pillows.

The efficient use of space is another nod to the owners nautical background. The galley-inspired kitchen is simple in design, yet leaves nothing lack-ing. There’s even an organic herb garden at the guest’s disposal. Those not in the mood to cook can solicit the services of Ka Hale O Luina’s network of gourmet chefs. The owners have also assembled an experienced team of massage therapists, yoga instructors and personal trainers that are but a phone call away.

After the sun falls into the Pacific, the private Jacuzzi tub dropped into a simple hardwood deck becomes the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of red wine and stargaze.


An outdoor shower, a dreamy bed dressed in mosquito nets and an herb garden complete the picture.

A private chef, housekeeper, and masseuse are also available.
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BIRD WATCHING from the lanai:
Our resident  Pueo can often be seen hunting over our pastures, a Short Eared Owl that is endemic to Hawai'i.

The early Hawaiians, arriving on the islands, found the owl already present and considered it sacred as well as a family protector and bringer of good luck. The Pueo appears in many Hawaiian legends and myths

 


THE LONGHOUSE is located at 5140 Kikala Rd, South Shore, Kaua`i, Hawai`i 96741. TVR permit # 4220-P