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Six Kitchens that are a Culinary Artist’s Dream! 

While some may go on a Hawai’i vacation to enjoy an escape from cooking and other household responsibilities, there are many of us who look forward to spending more time in the kitchen with family while on vacation. Rather than rushing through the same old weeknight meals, we look forward to having more time to get in touch with our inner culinary artist, preferably in a kitchen that has the space and upgraded appliances we’ve been dreaming of. If you’re ready to cook up some memories on your trip to Hawai’i, here are 6 kitchens that are a culinary artist’s dream come true! 

Mauna Pua’s Dreamy Kitchen on Kauai

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Luxury living meets the comforts and conveniences of home at Mauna Pua on Kauai’s spectacular north shore. This four-bedroom vacation rental is minutes away from some of the most majestic white sand beaches on the planet, so after a day in the sun, you can easily prepare a feast in the dreamy kitchen. The well appointed Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, six-burner gas stove, brand new refrigerator, large island, and seated counter area make this kitchen a culinary artists’ delight. With an eight-person dining area and additional seating at the counter bar stools, there’s plenty of space to dine and linger over delicious meals with family and friends. And after dinner, open the large glass doors and retire to the lanai to enjoy dessert. 

Big Island Adventures in Gourmet Cooking 

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On the gentle slopes of Hualalai mountain lies a beautiful getaway that’s the ideal homebase for all your Hawai'i Island adventures… And your adventures in gourmet cooking! Not only is the full kitchen of this vacation rental stunning with its tiger wood floors, but it’s also equipped with a gas convection range/oven and all the essential cookware. Pair the perfect kitchen with island-fresh ingredients and you have a recipe for unparalleled meals with your family. Think hand-crafted sourdough breads and pastas that you can pre-order weekly from Sundog Bread and pick up in the nearby artist village of Holualoa. Just imagine exotic fruit and farm-fresh produce that you can purchase at the Pure Kona Green Market on Sundays in scenic Captain Cook. Then enjoy whatever delicious dish you whip up while relaxing around the kitchen’s granite bar top, at the dining room table, or on the lanai with its expansive ocean views. No matter where you choose to dine, you’re sure to fuel the next day’s adventure. 

A Kitchen on the North Shore’s Quiet Side

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From food trucks to Matsumoto Shave Ice, there is no shortage of places to eat in the surfing mecca of Haleiwa. But sometimes you just want to get away from the crowds and make a meal from scratch. Located on the North Shore’s quiet side, Leimoku is a modern Oahu vacation home that is hidden from the crowds while being only two minutes away from the grocery stores, surf shops, and acclaimed beaches. This accommodating rental features a large, fully-equipped kitchen with a Keurig machine, stainless steel refrigerator, and everything necessary to create a tasty home-cooked meal. And the oceanfront living area boasts an upstairs bar, making the perfect backdrop for a tropical nightcap.

Inspired Meals at Aloha ‘Ohana

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Immersed in the lush beauty of the island, you’ll find yourself inspired to craft delicious meals in between enjoying your luxurious home away from home at the Aloha ‘Ohana. A custom designed residence in Kiahuna Golf Village on magical Kauai, the expansive kitchen is a masterpiece with its gas cooktop and all new stainless steel appliances, including a side by side refrigerator, double ovens, dishwasher, and wine fridge. Bright, overhead lighting will enhance your cooking experience any time of day or night! Dining options abound at the Aloha ‘Ohana. Gather around the stunning marble-top dining room table for a full-course meal. Or keep it casual and enjoy some pupus (appetizers) and cocktails around the center island while you drink in the unmatched garden and mountain views. 

Flavorful Dishes with a Side of Waipio’s Raw Beauty

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High on a bluff above the Waipio Bay sits Hale 'Io, a Big Island vacation rental that is custom built for laid-back family living. Cook up a flavorful meal in this home’s magnificent kitchen - Two dishwashers, two microwaves, two ovens, and a warming drawer double the pleasure of preparing dinner. And while the kitchen is also conveniently equipped with a rice cooker and Keurig coffee maker, the accomplished cook will be impressed by the elegant Miele appliances. Gather at the rustic dining table and marvel at the sight of dramatic cliffs dropping into the ocean and Waipio’s raw beauty while you eat. Or head to the lanai. From sunsets and rainbows to whales in season, you never know what you’ll see while sharing a meal with your loved ones while dining al fresco. 

A Heavenly Kitchen Near Kalihiwai Bay 

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With endless ocean views of Kauai’s Kalihiwai Bay, Ikena Lani is aptly named. In Hawaiian, it means "Heavenly View" and cooking in the kitchen of this five-bedrooms estate is just as heavenly as the view! The kitchen is fully-equipped and thoughtfully designed with double ovens, as well as stainless steel appliances and fixtures. Serve up island-inspired meals with a side of natural beauty on the wrap-around lanai, which overlooks the crystal blue Pacific and Kauai’s mountains, and offers a dine-in experience that you’ll never forget. 

Plan Your Culinary Getaway Today!

Island-grown, fresh ingredients, the best kitchen appliances, and scenic dining spaces are all waiting in Hawai’i. All that’s missing is you and the ones you want to savor home cooked meals with, island style. To plan your culinary getaway to one of these Hawai’i vacation rentals, contact Hawai’i Life today! | 855.447.3685