Experience Old Hawaii
â€¦in this unique, plantation-style vacation rental named for the kupukupu fern. The word kupu simply means â€œto grow or sproutâ€ and this cottage honors one of the first plants to bring life back to the land after a devastating lava flow, initiating the coming of the forest.
The Hawaiians believe that the kupukupu fern is symbolic of growth and new beginnings and that with each new frond comes new opportunity, new experiences, and a fresh start.
Hale KupuKupu is constructed from old growth redwood planks in the single wall design traditional to the islands during the plantation period of the 1930s and â€˜40s. Louvered jalousie windows allow the trade winds and mountain breezes to keep the house cool during the day and a fire in the wood-burning stove can warm the evening chill that comes with the higher elevation.