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The Ultimate Hideaway

The Ultimate HideawaySince you can't vacation in heaven, the Kilauea Lakeside Estate on Kauai is the next best thing. Set on a verdant 5-acre peninsula, this beautiful retreat offers the privacy and comforts of home with the amenities of a 5 star resort. The center piece of the estate is a custom-designed three bedroom, three-bath house furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, big screen television, entertainment center and soaking tub for two.

Just steps away is a par-3 golf hole and putting green, along with a white sand beach, lush gardens, a picnic area, barbeque facilities, and for the kids, a tree house nestled in a grove of plum trees. A 20-acre fresh water lake surrounds the property, and there are kayaks, fishing boats, and an island with a diving platform and rope swing. Shore side message, yoga, and traditional Hawaiian healing treatments provide hours of fun and relaxation.

Other resorts in Hawaii may be as beautiful, but only at the Kilauea Lakeside Estate can you learn to fish and reel in your own dinner onsite. Its teeming with bass and catfish, and if you're lucky enough to land a good sized catch, you can have it prepared in the local style and served on the lanai by your personal chef. Add candlelight. Flowers, fine wine, musicians and maybe a hula dancer or two and you've got the ingredients of a truly memorable evening.