Most come to Hanalei for the warm turquoise waters that flow in the in the crescent-shaped bay. But part of what makes this coastal plain so magical are the mountains that encircle it. Towering above the river valleys of Hanalei and stemming from a single ruggedly carved mountain ridge that traces back to Kauai’s center Waialeale, are three monumental mountain peaks. Usually dripping in cascading waterfalls and often covered in dreamy mist, these peaks are referred to as Hihimanu (left), Namolokama (middle), and Mamalahoa (right). Nestled in the center and standing the tallest, Namolokama peaks at a looming 4421 feet tall.
“According to legend, it is said that the first rainbow came to the Hawaiian Islands when the god Kane threw pieces of colored kapa barkcloth into a pool below Namolokama’s precipitous waterfall. This happened after Anuenue, the goddess of rainbows, hid on Kauai while calling to the god Kane through her dreams. As Kane traveled to the Waioli river mouth, he met several women falsely claiming to be Anuenue, each giving him a colored piece of kapa cloth. When Kane reached the pool at the base of Namolokama’s waterfall, he threw all the pieces in the water. There the kapa pieces joined together to form the first rainbow and it was then that Anuenue rose up from the water and presented herself to Kane.” *cited from hawaiianencyclodpedia.com
Witnessing these regal summits on the daily never gets old. Their majestic stature offers beauty no matter what the occasion. Could you imagine the opportunity to wake up to this site every morning? That fantasy could be a reality if you lived at 4951 Hanalei Plantation Road!
Set on the ridge above Hanalei with panoramic mountain and whitewater water views spans the most stunning estate. Designed to take in the surrounding natural beauty, the 4BD(+2 bonus rooms) / 5BA home encompasses approximately 6000 sqft. of living space. Every room offers magnificent views with large glass sliding and bi-folding doors setting the stage for ideal tropical indoor/outdoor living. This 2-story architectural treasure offers a private wing of the home that can be used as guest quarters or artistic studio space. The exterior grounds are lushly landscaped, and a rock bottom pool was remarkably designed to pass under the home, making for a small grotto and waterfall. With the use of select stones and exotic hardwoods, the residence was constructed to withstand the elements while still presenting itself magnificently. 4951 Hanalei Plantation Road is one of only a handful of homes lucky enough to grace the ridgeline above Hanalei and as it is priced to sell, won’t be on the market for long.