…a little girl lived in a taro patch on an emerald isle in the middle of the sea. Her house was made of wood and stained glass, and there were two white swans in a pond outside her window. She picked papayas for breakfast, wore flip-flops to school (shoes were optional), chased rainbows at recess, and watched the sun set over Bali Hai. Sound like a fairy tale? It isn’t. Shelah Abubo of Jean & Abbott Properties was born and raised on Kauai. She lives the magic everyday—and she wants you to experience it too.
Our mission is simple, to make every guest feel at home in paradise. Jean & Abbott Properties has close to 200 luxury Kauai vacation rentals to choose from for your next visit to the Island. Jean & Abbott provides professional assistance and local expertise to help you choose the best vacation rental property for your family or group. Need a surf instructor, a caterer, massage, or tips on the best Kauai activities? Jean & Abbott knows Kauai. No matter if this is your first or 40th visit to the Island , Jean & Abbott offers concierge services so that you will have a personal guide to the magic of the Garden Island.
Guests often remark that the photos just don’t fully convey the beauty of our Kauai vacation properties. Each Jean & Abbott property is selectively chosen with a keen eye for quality—and unwavering high standards—which have earned Jean & Abbott Properties a reputation as one of Kauai’s most reputable vacation rental management companies. All properties are of extraordinary quality, ambiance and location, featuring reliable housekeeping, maintenance, useful and plentiful amenities and attractive decor. Properties are owned or managed by dependable and cooperative sources who also care about your enjoyment and who work together with Jean & Abbott Properties to ensure an exceptional value. Click here to view our large selection of Kauai Vacation Rentals.
Athleticism runs in the family. Shelah and her twin sister Bonnie run marathons, her dad is a surfer par excellence, her uncle is a tennis pro, and her little sister Elena Hight was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Snowboard team (Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010). Lately, Shelah does most of her running chasing after her three young sons—but she still makes time to swim, surf and bike. And when it’s time to relax, you can often spot her lounging at “Mermaid Rock” in Haena, or fishing off the Hanalei Pier with family and friends.
Shelah Abubo traveled widely after college, returning when she realized that Kauai was “no ka oi”—the best. She spent a decade in residential real estate (where she gravitated naturally toward the vacation rental side of the business) and met her future husband at her favorite surf spot. When she realized she was pregnant in 2005, Shelah decided to start her own business—so she could work AND keep her baby by her side.”
‘Ohana—the Hawaiian word for family—is important to Shelah. She still lives a few miles from the “taro patch” where she grew up, and she’s raising her boys in the same barefoot-in-paradise lifestyle she enjoyed as a child.
Jean & Abbott Properties specializes in sharing the idyllic Kauai lifestyle with guests from all over the world. Would you like to experience the Jean & Abbott ‘ohana effect’ for yourself? Contact us today for help planning your Kauai vacation. There is just one little problem: you may never want to leave!
Because we care about the ‘Aina (land) and we cherish the planet, Jean & Abbott Properties is a Green Company. We are actively focusing on ways we can contribute to making our beloved Island and the world a greener, cleaner place for our children and future generations! Learn what Jean & Abbott does to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Be sure to check out the Jean & Abbott Properties Kauai Vacation Blog for local insight on the best things to do while visiting Kauai as well as features highlighting the Hawaiian culture. You’ll find suggestions on where to dine and shop, what to do, how to get there and local events and happenings and much more.
Please contact us for buyer representation if you are interested in acquiring luxury Kauai properties or for property management services. Jean & Abbott Properties is affiliated with Kauai Island Properties.