Letter from the Owner
Thank you for viewing Kilauea Lakeside Estate and considering our private Island Retreat in Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii.
Since the beginning of our family development in 1980 100% of the annual income from the property has always been donated to numerous charitable causes. These charities have included schools, community needs, organizations, churches, and individuals. Part of your contribution will also be donated to the Save Waiakalua 5013c non profit foundation established to help preserve the environment in this area of Kauai. This State of Hawaii and IRS sanctioned foundation was established to protext the environment, wildlife, and natural habitat in this region.
If you have not already done so, I invite you to view our detailed Photo Gallery or Travel Channel Video. (Please note that the facility has been completely remodeled and re-furnished with custom teak furniture from Bali since the Travel Channel Video was filmed.)
The estate offers a totally private and unique experience. It has been called Kauai's best private resort. Located in a wildlife refuge, Kilauea Lakeside Estate, Kauai, is a beautiful, secluded retreat.
This luxury ecological hideaway is nestled on a 11 acre peninsula of botanical gardens surrounded by a private twenty acre freshwater lake with a private white sand beach. The estate is landscaped with lush tropical foliage with over 150 varieties of flowers such as orchids, bromeliads, gingers and heliconias as well as mango, banana, papaya and over fifty other fruit trees.
The property is a perfect alternative for guests who desire the luxury of a five-star resort with the peace and seclusion of a private retreat. Many couples have treated their guests to a weeklong series of events at Kilauea Lakeside Estate including spa days, kayaking, mini-golf tournaments and fishing contests. A variety of other soft adventure activities and specialty tours are available in the nearby communities of Kilauea, Princeville and Hanalei.
Although our property offers the privacy and serenity of a tropical rural paradise, it is ideally situated across the street from ten miles of nearly deserted beaches. Also, it is located only ten minutes from the Princeville Resort complex and fifteen minutes from Kapaa, which offers complete dining and shopping facilities.
The Travel Channel recently featured the property and is the most current video. The property was selected to be on the cover of Kauai Homes Magazine, and has been featured in a number of other publications including Honeymoon Magazine, Travel and Leisure, USA Bride, Travelage, Sunset Magazine and the Los Angeles Times Travel Section. Aside from being a wonderful honeymoon hideaway, it is an ideal and unique vacation experience for the entire family. Hawaii's largest wildlife preserve is the setting for the estate.
We look forward to providing you with a full menu of activities and planning suggestions to help make your stay in Kauai the best vacation of your life. Please call us for further information. Our family will be glad to be a resource for you.
Warmest island regards,
Steve Hunt, owner and developer of Kilauea Lakeside Estate,
talks about the realization of a dream.
Even though I was born and schooled in California I have been a part-time resident of Kauai my entire life, over fifty years. My Great Uncle, Joseph Poindexter, was Governor of the Territory of Hawaii (1934-1942) before the islands became a State.
While I have been involved in the development of a number of large resorts in the United States, I have created Kilauea Lakeside Estate as a peaceful sanctuary for Kauai visitors who desire a private and unique Hawaiian experience. Because of its secluded location on a peninsula that is surrounded by water on three sides, this property has been a refuge for centuries for a wide variety of wildlife, including the nene, an endangered species that is now Hawaii's state bird.
The Hawaiians who lived here long ago grew taro, fished in the lake, and passed their days in peace and contentment just as the guests I host do today. Terraced rock walls and foundations of ancient homesites can be seen on the hillsides surrounding the estate. Between 1877 until 1969 the land was owned by the Kilauea Sugar Plantation who grew cane nearby and whose workers used this picturesque property as a place of rest and recreation.
In the twenty years since I acquired this property from the owners of the sugar plantation it has been my mission to develop, enhance and maintain this site ecologically as a hideaway that's in harmony with nature. In this unique sanctuary, visitors to Kauai can learn about, appreciate and understand the Hawaiian culture. I invite my guests to pick fresh fruit from the orchards to enjoy as snacks, harvest fish from the lake for their meals, and discover the many birds and intriguing wildlife that live on the grounds and in the neighboring Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.
Whether it be families, honeymooners, groups, or retreats, I hope guests will immerse themselves in the beauty of this place, and in so doing reconnect with nature, themselves and their loved ones, so that they can live life in joy and peace in much the same way the Hawaiians did on this very property hundreds of years ago.
The warm hospitality we share, known by kamaaina or local residents as the aloha spirit, makes a stay at Kilauea Lakeside Estate a truly special Hawaiian experience.