Right next to the Plantation House, a new kind of Kukui‘ula cottage has grown. The Club Cottages make island living easier than it’s ever been.
The first Club Cottage at Kukui‘ula has opened its doors and quickly become the talk of our little town. The premier of a series of 15 Club Cottages, it’s a new kind of home that allows for short-term rentals at Kukui‘ula. And what a rental it is! Located immediately adjacent to the spa and Plantation House, the social heart of the community, they make life at Kukui‘ula effortless. Drinks and dinner on the club lanai, lazy afternoons by the pool or fun in the Keiki room are literally on the doorstep.
“We think the Club Cottages are unique,” says Gary Madonna, sales head at Kukui‘ula. “Owners and visitors alike have expressed lots of interest in a home that could be rented on a short-term basis.”
Club Cottages are built with two bedrooms and offer about 1,500 sq. ft. of indoor space and 744 sq.ft. of outdoor living. 496 sq. ft. Guest Cottages and 528 sq. ft. garages are optional add ons. Traditional plantation-style inspiration outside gives way to an open, welcoming floorplan within. It’s a perfect layout for entertaining; chefs can chop in the proximity of guests, then everyone can repair to the firepit after dinner. There are generous lanai front and back for outdoor lounging and dining, and both bedrooms, configured to be masters, are equipped with outdoor showers. Outside blends effortlessly with indoors in all the cottages.
Interiors were designed by Casey Sparks and Dode Martin of MartinRoberts Design to exude an unmistakable ‘sense of place’, and the soul of the island is expressed in every painting and objet d’art, many of which were commissioned especially for the Club Cottages. MartinRoberts, which has a design store in The Shops at Kukui‘ula, found nearly all the art locally, bringing in fabrics and accents from a range of international sources. Every detail, from carpets to duvet covers to cushions, tells a story of island life and tradition, and we’ll be telling many of them in upcoming posts.
The beauty of the Club Cottages is more than skin deep. They’re designed to maximize efficiency and minimize our carbon footprint. Kukui‘ula is having the cottages measured for LEEDS certification, a respected designation for sustainable building and design.
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If you haven’t seen the Club Cottages yet, take a virtual tour https://kukuiula.com/vtour/clubcottage/clubcottage.html