Kauai Vacation Home - Hale Makai Beach Cottage, Dream of Kauai
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The Hale Makai Honeymoon Beach Cottage North Shore Kauai
Visit Hawaii now and stay at our Secluded Kauai Honeymoon Retreat...
Our Hale Makai Honeymoon Cottage is a truly romantic getaway. We are located ocean-front at the secluded part of Tunnels Beach, called Kepuhi Point Beach on the North Shore of Kauai. This exclusive and private one-bedroom vacation rental has amazing ocean views and is surrounded by the tropical grounds of Hale Makai. The scent of the ocean mist and the fragrance of orchids, plumerias and hibiscus embraces our guests upon their arrival. Steamer chairs and hammocks invite you to relax in the garden and the sound of surf pulls our guests to the beach where our lawn ends... We call it Paradise, the perfect place for a Kauai Beach Vacation, a Romantic Honeymoon, a Couples Retreat or Family Beach Vacation.
Visit our Hale Makai Honeymoon Beach Cottage...
Our Kauai Honeymoon Cottage offers comfort, style and simplicity. Beautiful Travertine floors and European designer furniture give our beach home a stylish appearance. A modern bathroom with Spa Shower and soaking tub adds luxury. The open living and dining areas take advantage of the unobstructed ocean views. The ocean-facing Lanai has an outside dining area and is situated only a few steps from the beach.
Visit Hawaii and the NaPali Coast on the North Shore of Kauai...
The North Shore of Kauai is famous for the legendary NaPali Coast, as it has the most pristine beaches and the lushes tropical vegetation of all of the Hawaiian Islands. Our property is located right there, in one of the most secluded and private parts of the North Shore, in Haena. From our property, our guests can walk along the beach all the way to Ke’e Beach. The beach walk has beautiful vistas of Bali Hai and leads through all of Tunnels Beach, Haena Beach Park to the end of Ke’e Beach. Ke’e Beach is located at the bottom of Bali Hai, where the famous Kalalau Trail begins.
Towards the east, we are a short car or bicycle ride away from Lumahai Beach and famous Hanalei Bay and popular Hanalei Pier. The town of Hanalei is a quaint and beautiful little town with many excellent restaurants and little shops. Rental places offer everything from snorkel gear to bike rentals and kayak rentals.
The North Shore is waiting for your visit and The Hale Makai Cottages are happy to accommodate you. Please contact us for more information.
Keywords: Private Beach Front Cottage, North Shore Vacation Home, Honeymoon Retreat, Romantic Getaway
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
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- Kauai oceanfront property, romantic, secluded location, tropical garden perfectly appointed 250 ft beachfront, at the foot of the majestic NaPali, breathtaking ocean & garden views, garden sitting & dining areas by the ocean & white sand beach, spacious oceanfront lanai, gourmet kitchen, travertine floors, luxurious soaking tub & spa-shower, exterior hot showers, elegant interior, cottage perfect for romantic getaways & honeymoons, ideal home for family beach vacations & friends traveling together. Perfect place for family reunions & special celebrations for shared time together & individual privacy. HMC is hidden on the beach far away from mass tourism and attracts the traveler in search of the Aloha Spirit, peace, tranquility, happiness and the natural beauty of Kauai, HMC is 2 min from the Kalalau Trail at Ke’e beach, 10 min from Hanalei, 70 min from Lihue. HMC at the North Shore of Kauai is a true Kauai experience!...moreless
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- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Our beach front cottage is located right along the beach, with breathtaking ocean views. Our vacation home has direct access to the beach and is surrounded by the tropical garden of Hale Makai....moreless
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- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Popular Kauai activities among HMC guests are: helicopter tours, Kauai ziplining for a thrilling ride through the tropical Hawaiian canopy, kayaking along the Hanalei River and the Wailua River, snorkeling at Tunnels Beach, hiking the NaPali Trail, visiting the Waimea Canyon, exploring the NaPali Coast by ocean kayak or by boat tour, Kauai Movie Tours etc, but most guest like the beautiful grounds of Hale Makai on the beach for sunbathing, snorkeling, beach combing, reading and relaxing as the perfect place to soak in the beauty of Kauai and the North Shore....moreless
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When I booked the Hale Makai Cottage (#3), I was hoping the view and cottage would be at least half as wonderful as the pictures. When we arrived, I was so amazed...not only was the cottage everything that was posted on this page, the location, grounds, area, and view were more than anyone could want in a vacation rental. We had been to Kauai 6 times, and wanted to be away from "the crowds", so we looked to the North Shore for escape! THIS is the place, look no further. We got our groceries in Kapaa on the way from the airport to the cottage, and never left. We walked on the, almost private, beach at least once a day, snorkled with the seal and giant turtle that we befriended, layed in the hammock and watched the sailboats, and had our wine as we watched the sunsets daily. I can't imagine a better place to be for 2 people who want to be alone. When you come to Hale Maikai you will not want to leave. Many thanks to Klaus and Bam for making this a vacation to remember. We'll see you next summer!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Beautiful piece of Kauai
Beautiful piece of Kauai
We stayed here for 10 days for our 10th wedding anniversary. We were looking for a secluded piece of Kauai, away from tourists, close to the Napali Coast. You will find it all here plus more. Loved the property, the views, location, cottages, beach, snorkeling, seclusion, and on and on!!! Great place for anyone looking to get away from the resort style accommodations. Cottages are fully furnished with all you will need to cook and live comfortably, also the 4G cell phone coverage and wifi was a plus as well. Also can't say enough about the grounds keepers/cleaning crew (Aloha Clean) - very friendly, got some good tips, and they do a fantastic job of cleaning. Can't wait to go back!!!
- Guest Jr (Northern Michigan)
- Date of stay 07/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
The cottages at Hale Makai are a unique way to spend time on the North Shore. The accommodations provide the conveniences of a house - a kitchen, laundry facilities, etc. but the luxury and ambience of a top-rated hotel room. The beach is just a few steps away and you have the option to just sit and enjoy the view or you can take advantage of fantastic snorkeling right there (no need to fight the crowds at Tunnels Beach, which is around the bend). The five cottages are all close together but the way they are arranged makes each one private. Conversely, if you wish to socialize with guests in the other cottages, you have that option as you do run into others coming and going from the beach. We stayed in Cottage #1 and it's extremely private - the furthest removed from any foot traffic by other guests. The only disadvantage with regards to privacy is if you have night-owls in Cottage #5, you may hear them (there is no air conditioning so everyone's windows are open). That said, we never experienced anything egregious in this regard. Cottage #1 doesn't have quite the views of #2 and #3 but you can see the ocean and the view through the palm trees ls lovely. Cottage #1 has the smallest deck of all but has a nice table with a couple of benches for dining. The lawn area and hammock just beyond the deck felt like our own private yard and we spread out to take advantage of this space and expand our view of the waves. The queen-sized bed was comfortable and the cottage was very clean. We didn't find ourselves wanting something that wasn't there ... perfectly appointed for a week at the beach. We plan to go back, which I believe is the best testament of our experience.
- Guest Lisa (Denver, CO)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our dream honeymoon
Our dream honeymoon
Hale Makai Orchid Cottage (#3) was a dream come true. First of all, the north shore of Kauai is magical beyond belief with incredible sunsets and amazing sunrises, the sound of the ocean and the wind in the palm trees at night. We spent evenings on the lanai with amazing views of the beach and ocean beyond while dining on local-caught barbequed fish. The beach was only 40 steps from the cottage with white-ivory sand and the ocean so many shades of blue and turquoise. There was snorkeling and beach gear (provided) to enjoy the nearly private beach. This is NOT your typical resort experience! It’s much, MUCH better. You feel like a part of the island, a local that belongs there. You’re near the end of the road, where it’s quiet, intimate and friendly. The cottage had everything we needed and more... open and airy... well appointed and comfortable. The other guests were warm and friendly people. We were Ohana (family) in the truest sense of the word. GO... you will not be disappointed!
- Guest dsd830 (San Jose)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
31 + years later
31 + years later
My wife and I honeymooned at the Hanalei Colony Resort (HCR) in 1981. It was a bit smaller, a bit more rustic, and was owned, I think, by Charo; she the latin, blond singer/dancer of yore, made famous by flirting with the audience and announcing herself in her entertainingly broken English as the "coochi coochi" girl. She often performed at the dinner show there on the grounds. What a hoot, and a fine time was had by all. I recall that the '92 Hurricane took it out and this iteration of the HCR now exists in it's place. Fast forward to July, 2012. Because we liked the Hanalei area so much, we booked a cottage @ Hale Makai in the only cottage available due to a last minute cancellation, Hale Makai (#3)...the Honeymoon suite, next door to where the original HCR was 31+ years ago. Was all this a coincidence? No matter. The five private cottages are wonderful, 1st class accommodations that are great for privacy. A wonderful base for experiencing all that the garden isle has to offer. I'd be a little careful, however, about biking to Hanalei from there; part of the road is a little hairy with tight lanes of two way traffic. While the north shore beaches, including those right outside the Hale Makai cottages, can be very windy, we found two that were protected: Ke'e beach at the western end of the road, and Lumahai beach, accessible via a reasonable hike down from the roadway. No sign that we saw, just a bunch of parked cars. Lumahai is towards Hanalei from Hale Makai. Tunnels beach also looked relatively calm, as did Haena Beach Park, both just before Ke'e. Both Ke'e and Haena Beach had toilet facilities. I think Tunnels did, too. Of course, there is always the beach in Hanalei and points further south...or is that east? The grounds of the Hale Makai cottages are nice and somewhat protected from the wind, too, so sunning there for a day, while not a day at the beach, is very close to it. Thanks to Klaus for arranging our unforgettable return to paradise on the north shore...mahalo
- Guest Buz (Studio City, CA)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
In the middle of paradise
In the middle of paradise
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Plumeria cottage (no. 1) beginning of August for one week. It was a perfect dream vacation. Once you enter the Hale Makai Cottage property, you find yourself in a wonderful park-like garden, with lots of beautiful flowers, hammocks between palm trees and the fantastic ocean just steps away. The exclusive, very high standard cottage offered everything we needed for our stay. A perfectly equipped kitchen with everything for a wonderful BBQ or dinner on our patio. A bath with a huge bath tub for two, shower, lots of towels for bath and special beach towels. A living and sleeping room with new furniture and everything you need to relax and feel just like home. I loved the little details, such as the fresh flowers sitting next to the soap in the bathroom when we arrived. No need to buy a Kauai Island guide- it was just next to the sofa, right there for us to plan our trip! And there is lots to see on that beautiful island. The best thing is, you basically just have to walk outside your cottage and start discovering the island! The beach is right there, with normally nobody around you. It was a perfect vacation in the Hale Makai cottages and we are already planning our next stay!
- Guest Natalie (Germany)
- Date of stay 08/02/10
- Review Submitted 09/12/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Best Place on the North Shore - Definitely Recommend!!!
Best Place on the North Shore - Definitely Recommend!!!
We have been to Hale Makai 3 times now and had our last visit this August. With our two teenage kids, we always rent two cottages which provide exactly the buffer zone we need from our kids to ensure a successful and fun family vacation. With a modern kitchen (Viking range stove and a sub-zero fridge), we love cooking or BBQ'ing at Hale Makai and saved a lot of money by going out less. ( Kauai's restaurants are very pricey with Entrees at $22) . My wife and I highly recommend this. We love the furniture in the cottages, everything is well kept up and in great condition. Every time we go there, we are positively surprised by the improvements made to the cottages and to the big park-like garden. The location for us has always been the attraction of this vacation rental; the hedges have grown so high that the grounds feel more private than ever, all you see is the ocean in the front and the ridge of the NaPali to the back. Kauai seemed pretty busy this year, but directly in front of our cottage, there were only very few people on the beach. In fact, every time we went, we basically had the whole beach to ourselves, which definitely feels like the ultimate paradise. Over the years, we also have had many celebrity spotting (including Matt Damon, Pierce Brosnan and Liv Tyler) as this part of the north shore has the most privacy. As we love Kauai and come back time and again, we definitely believe this is the best place to stay on the island. It's a family-run place and Erin, the manager, was very professional super friendly. As in the past, we spent the best family time at Hale Makai without any complaints from our teenagers. We can only recommend this place and hope to be back next summer.
- Guest Henry (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 08/02/10
- Review Submitted 08/13/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Excellent Views & Wonderful Stay
Excellent Views & Wonderful Stay
My family stayed at Hale Makai, Cottage #3, in July 2010 and enjoyed every moment. The beaches, which are literally ten steps from our back door, showcased the best snorkeling we found on the island. It is just a 30 minute walk down the beach to Tunnels, but why would we go anywhere else? The area is very private and it makes you feel as though you are the only ones on the island. We visited the Hanalei Dolphin Fish Market and created a wonderful dinner. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who values privacy and value for their dollar.
- Guest Traveling Family. (Athens, GA)
- Date of stay 07/07/10
- Review Submitted 07/22/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
The nightly rates at Hale Makai are from $375 (1-bedroom) to $495 (2-bedroom) per night. Please call us at 510.841.4474 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information! HI Transient Accommodation Tax - 9.25% and HI General Exise Tax - 4.1666% Applies to all reservations, as well as clean out fees between $140.00 and $160.00
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- Nearest Airport: Lihue at 50 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Directly in front of property at 30 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Nearest Restaurant & Coffee Shop & Bar at 250 Metres
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Guest Reviews: My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hale Makai Cottages. We felt like we had it all nestled here on the north shore of Kauai and now that we are home its all we talk and dream about. Hale Makai is wonderful: 2 large rooms, a full kitchen and a beautiful porch that we dined on each day. There’s ample space to enjoy your own quiet time, or a nice large common area to just hang out in with the sliding door open listening to the roar of the ocean. In the morning we would get up brew tasty Kona coffee, walk to the beach area, and view the breathtaking sunrises it was a great way to begin every day. Thank you again for a wonderful time. One final note; I’m not the betting type of guy but as soon as I got home I bought my 1st PowerBall lottery ticket, closed my eyes and thought if I win I’m going right back to Kauai (the north shore that is). Mahalo! - Glenn Dale, MD 5/1/2009 We came to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary never knowing we would celebrate so much more. The island truly is a paradise and no where is it more evident than the North Shore. Hale Makai allowed us to experience the beauty, serenity and peace that are so much Kauai. We could have seen it from other accommodations but not have experienced it. Our bare feet could not have taken only a dozen steps across lush grass to our own secluded section of the North Shore only at Hale Makai!! The view even from inside is indescribable with pen & paper. Sights and sounds we will never forget! We love it here. Mahalo, Mahalo for everything! Kim & Randy Gooch - Monticello, KY 2/17/2008 Our 6th stay at The Hale Makai Beach Cottages. Beautiful as ever! All the improvements are wonderful and we certainly enjoy them. Weather this year was phenomenal! It’s so peaceful and restful here. We love it, Thanks! Hale Makai keeps us coming back year after year. Margie & Ken Newtington - Squamish, BC 1/10/2008
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This is Kepuhi Point Beach in front of the Hale Makai Honeymoon Cottage
Hale Makai Beach Cottage in front of Kapuhi Point Beach, North Shore kauai
Endangered Monk Seal at Kepuhi Point Beach in front of the Hale Makai
Hale Makai Cottage interior, perfect spot to sit, write and listen to the surf.
Hale Makai Honeymoon Beach Cottage ocean and garden views...
Unobstructed ocean views & lush vegetation, this is the perfect place to relax.
Hale Makai Cottage by the sea...
Hale Makai Cottage Gourmet kitchen
This is the Hale Makai Beach Cottage entrance to the beach at Kepuhi Point
Hale Makai, where the lawn ends and the beach begins...
Hale Makai Cottage surrounded by tropical foliage and exotic flowers
Hale Makai Cottage interior
Hale Makai Cottage soaking tub
Hale Makai Cottage... the horizon all day...
Hale Makai a tiny piece of Paradise, come and visit now...
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