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Kauai Week: Waimea Plantation Cottages


VACATIONS, WE END UP GOING TO THE MAINLAND. WE SHOULD HAVE STAYCATIONS MORE OFTEN. WELCOME BACK TO “LIVING 808.” IF IT YOU WANT TO GET A TASTE OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO VACATION IN THE HAWAI’I OF YESTERYEAR, HEAD TO WAIMEA. John: THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND THE WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES. A UNIQUE HAWAIIAN VACATION EXPERIENCE AND EMBODIES THE LATE BACK SPIRIT OF WAIMEA. ♪ John: SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN WAIMEA. JOINED BY TIM ALEX AND JASMINE LOPEZ SILVA. THIS PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL. TELL ME ABOUT HOW THIS PLACE GAME ABOUT. IT’S A GREAT STORY. THIS PLACE CAME ABOUT ORGANICALLY. AND 1982, 30 COTTAGES WERE MOVED FROM SUGARCANE PLANTATION AND THE WEST SIDE OF KAUAI. EACH ONE OF THESE COTTAGES HOUSE WORKERS FROM THE SUGARCANE PLANTATION. THEY’RE HOMES. IT IS REAL. IT’S NOT AWE THEN TICK. IT’S RAILING. AND EACH COTTAGE HAS A NAME ON IT. AND THAT NAME IS INDICATIVE OF THE FAMILIES THAT HAD THE LARGEST IMPACT ON THE COTTAGE. SO THEY RAISED THEIR CHILDREN AT THE COTTAGES. SO WOLFI WONDERFUL STORY. THE COTTAGES WERE BROUGHT FROM SUGAR KERNE PLANTATION ON. WEST SIDE. YOU HAVE THE RESORT. John: JASMINE, YOU’RE FROM UP THE STREET. TELL ME WHAT MAKES THIS PLACE SPECIAL. IT SHARES WHAT OLD HAWAI’I WAS ALL ABOUT. AND IN TODAY’S WORLD, EVERYBODY’S SO RUSHED AND THIS PLACE IS SO SPECIAL. WE OFFER SERENITY, REL RELAXATION AND PEACE. WE HAVE A LOT OF GUESTS THAT STAY WITH US. THEY SPECIFICALLY CHOOSE THE WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES BECAUSE IT’S WAY FROM THE GLAMOUR, THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE. THIS IS WHERE THEY COME TO JUST RELAX. ♪ John: THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL BECAUSE OF COTTAGES. WHERE IT’S LOCATED, BUT THE COTTAGES. WILL YOU SHOW ME THE COTTAGES? ABSOLUTELY. John: LET’S GO. COME ON. ♪ ♪ John: LOOK AT THIS PLACE. THIS IS SO NICE. YEAH. EACH COTTAGE IS SIMILAR BUT THEY’RE ALL DIFFERENT. THEY ALL HAVE PERSON THE TOUCHES. EVERY COTTAGE IS A LITTLE BIT UNIQUE. A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. AND A LOT HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THEY WERE BUILT BETWEEN 1896 AND THE NUTTE NUT — NEWEST BUILT IN 1932. PERSONAL TOUCHES. THE COTTAGES WERE HOMES AND THEY HAVE THAT HOME FEEL HERE. SO IT DOESN’T FEEL NICK LIKE — ANYTHING LIKE YOUR TYPICAL RESORT. IT’S PERFECT FOR FAMILIES AND COUPLES. John: EVERYTHING IN THE COTTAGE YOU EXPECT FOR A FAMILY. AND THERE’S A LOT OF SPACE. I’M SURE BOTH TOURISTS AND LOCALS LIKE TO COME HERE. YES. WE DO HAVE A LOT OF LOCAL FAMILIES ON THE ISLAND AS WELL AS OAHU, MAUI, BIG ISLAND COME TO DO FAMILY REUNIONS. AND THEY REALLY LOVE IT BECAUSE IT’SING — GROUNDS ARE SPARKES SPARKES — SPACIOUS AND KIDS RUN WILD AND FREE. WE OLD MANY WEDDINGS. IN SEPTEMBER WE HAD SIX. ♪ ♪ John: IN FRONT OF ANOTHER COTTAGE. IT REALLY IS INTIMATE THE WAY IT’S SET UP. TELL ME ABOUT THE CHANGES YOU HAVE IN MIND FOR THE PLACE. IT’S A SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR US. WE WORK FOR COAST THE TOUCH. AND WE TOOK OVER MANAGEMENT THREE YEARS AGO. YOU WOULDN’T KNOW BY LOOKING AT THE COMMON AREAS, BUT WE SPENT OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN THE THREE YEARS. IT’S SETTLED. LEVEL OF COMFORT. FOR EXAMPLE, WE WERE PAINTING ALL THE COTTAGES. WE PAINTED THE INTERIOR. ALL NEW BEDDING. THEY WHERE BLINDS BEFORE AND NOW ITS CURTAINS. A LOT OF LOYAL THINGS MAKING IT MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE FOR PEOPLE. WE BUILT CABANAS FOR THE POOL. RESURFACED THE POOL. WE HAVE BARBECUE GRILLS. TAKING CARE OF THE 1960s ERA. SHUFFLEBOARD. WE’RE REAL. THIS PLACE IS LIKE HAWAI’I. John: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS PLACE. WE’RE REALLY GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO WORK AT THIS REALLY PEACEFUL PLACE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING. John: THANK YOU. I’M GRATEFULFUL FOR YOU HAVING US. THANK YOU. Trini: CAN I MOVE IN? John: REALLY RELAXING 24 HOURS. IT WAS REALLY NICE. Trini: OH, MY GOSH. John: WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES OFFERS KAMA’AINA RATE AND HAS A SPECIAL RATE FOR BABY UNWIND, HE ARE LAX AN — RELAX AND EMBRACE THE SERENITY. RELAX AND ENJOY. THEY’RE OFFERING UP TO 15% OFF THEIR BEST RATES. BASED ON COTTAGE AVAILABILITY AND CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER SPECIAL OFFERS. JUST GO TO WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES.COM OR CALL 808-855-8640 FOR MORE INFO. I AM GOING. I’M TOTALLY DOING THIS. John: WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THAT IS THE FEEL, THE ATMOSPHERE. IF YOU WANT THAT HAWAIIAN LIFESTYLE, DEFINITELY CHECK THEM OUT. IT’S SO RELAXING.

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2 thoughts on “Kauai Week: Waimea Plantation Cottages

  1. Bald dude has a STRONG Mid-western accent!!! Wow, I'm guessing the guy comes from Michigan or Wisconsin.

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