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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Kilauea reviews

  • Best Vacation Home on the Island!

    "We stayed at Makale’a Palms in 2013 and loved it so much that we decided to return this year! Makale’a Palms is by far the most beautiful and peaceful place we have ever stayed. I truly struggle to find the words to express just how much we love it!! Shawn and Doreen literally thought of every detail when they designed this home. We were greeted with an amazing welcome basket, card and beautiful fresh flowers upon our arrival. The bags of nuts from Kauai Nut Roasters were delicious! Some of the things we really enjoy about the house are eating breakfast out on the lanai, relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day, the fully stocked kitchen, listening to Jack Johnson on the surround sound stereo, the comfort of the beds, the openness of the house and the breeze that comes through, the awesome steam shower and the privacy of the property. We also really appreciate all the beach gear they provide such as chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, coolers and towels. We love the location of the property. It’s close to all of our favorite beaches and restaurants. I could go on and on about how wonderful Makale’a Palms is, but you have to see it in person to truly appreciate its beauty. We look forward to going back next year!!"
    Guest: Signorino Family Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • Heavenly Cottage

    "Our first experience booking with VRBO, our first visit to Kauai (actually first visit to Hawaii itself), and we couldn't have been happier! The Cottage in the Forest is everything you read in the reviews, and the details on VRBO...and everything you see in the photos shown in the listing! AND MORE! Because when you're there, you add in the fresh wonderful smells of the lush forest,plants, and flowers, as well as the sounds of the birds, rain at night, etc. It was beyond what we could have hoped for. We weren't sure what the road '3 miles back in' would be like...it turned out to be one of the LOVELIEST 3 miles on Kauai! It's a beautiful 'landscaped' garden of a drive...with views of mountains both coming and going, and the road is nicely paved. The personal gated entry/drive to Susan's cottage is equally lovely. The cottage was just perfect for us! We LOVED the comfy cozy feel of it all..yet it was so clean, well-maintained, comfortable bed...all with that 'island feel'.. and had everything we could have needed, and more! We didn't want the 'cold/modern/stiff look or feel of highrise hotels and condos. This cottage is exactly the opposite of that, and exactly the kind of place we pictured for our visit to the "Garden Island" of Kauai! The setting is private, serene, and beautiful. Seeing the lush surroundings, out the floor to ceiling windows everywhere we turned made us feel we were part of the 'scenery'. We had all the slatted windows (high, low and in-between, open every night and never slept better. The claw foot tub and many windows in the bathroom, as well as the outdoor shower, made it easy to slow down, relax, and enjoy the 'island life' while we were there. We spent our days checking out everything we could on Kauai (Helicopter ride to the Na'Pali coast, drive up Waimea Canyon, Poipu Beach, End of the Road (Ke'e Beach, Tunnels, Bali Hai,) the sweetest town...Hanalei ....and though our days were full and non-stop, we looked forward to the evening drive back to the Cottage in the Forest and the peace and quiet we knew was waiting for us. Susan was so wonderful to work with, instant replies, easy booking and payments, and warmly welcomed us when we arrived. We highly recommend Susan's "Cottage in the Forest", and look forward to returning some day!!"
    Guest: Patt K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
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  • Perfect place to unwind and relax

    "We picked Hale Kokio for our honeymoon and were not disappointed. It was our first time using VBRO so we didn't really know what we were getting into but the house was BEAUTIFUL from the landscaping, decor, secluded location, and peaceful atmosphere it was the exact thing we needed after exploring the island. Can't say enough good things about the experience. The floppy eared bunnies (that we named Bun Bun and Carrot Top for our stay) to the roosters (that we called Peat and Re-Peat since they usually echoed each other) and the other birds and geckos were fun to watch, and the washer and dryer gave us the chance to not have a ton of laundry when we got back to the real world. Love this place."
    Guest: Randi S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
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  • Great place to stay

    "My wife & I had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this cottage. The kitchen is grand with all the utensils need and a nice BBQ. The bedroom is bright and airy. Catharine & Allan are wonderful to chat with about local things to do. We hope to go back someday soon!"
    Guest: Gus Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 2014
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