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“The single most amazing vacation rental I have ever stayed at.”
"My family and I had the privilege of staying at this property in Feb 2015. There were six of us – my wife, myself, and our four children, age 8 to 16.
There are so many amazing things about this property I really don’t know where to start. First is the location. The five acres make you feel pretty much like you have all of Kauai to yourself, and yet, just a few hundred yards away you are on the road and near whatever you may want to be near to.
The photos of the grounds and the house are certainly not “cherry picked” photos – the whole place is just wonderful beyond words. In spite of their lavish description of the property, they actually under-sell it. The house is fab-u-lous. Just absolutely amazing. It has pretty much everything you could possibly want. I think my favorite part was all the stuff in the garage. Bikes. Snorkeling gear. Pool toys. Tons of stuff. Just tons of it. All neatly arranged and organized.
No wait, I think my favorite part was the upstairs kitchen. Every appliance, every utensil, many of the basics. Just everything, all neatly arranged.
Actually, hold on… my favorite part is the outside. Exercise equipment (tons!), the pool, the hot tub. The koi pond. The fruit trees. The … Well you get the idea.
Oh, even the Internet was fast! I know… we were supposed to be on vacation… Fast Internet at these places never happens.
I know reading a pile of gushing reviews always causes one to say, “Come on – there has to be something wrong with the place…” so I have been trying to come up with something to balance out the overall wonderfulness of the place. Hmmmm. That is hard. I know: Perhaps it would be better if they had big sacks of hundred dollar bills in each room as a welcoming present… Hmmm. Yeah, that is about the best I can do.
My wife has dietary issues, so we always stay in homes on vacations. We’ve stayed at some pretty nice places. Some really nice places, actually. But nothing, and I mean nothing, comes close to this Ke Aloha. It is a masterpiece."
Guest: Byron R.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: July 16, 2015
"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 FamilyDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
We had a wonderful week in Honu Lani! From the lanai, you get the feeling you are the only ones in this quiet, beautiful valley. Every room has a beautiful view. We could not have hoped for more! It is nicely located on the island. With Princeville and Hanalei just down the road, shopping and restaurants are nearby. We only ate out twice and used the nicely stocked kitchen the rest of the time. We packed lunches and used the cooler in the closet to head out and explore the beaches on the north side. Always looked forward to getting back to the house to relax! We thought this would be our last visit to Kauai but Honu Lani is calling us back. Would love to stay here again!"
Guest: Christine (.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 17, 2015
"We are an elderly couple that found this bungalow to offer quiet, peace and privacy. It has a separate driveway from a low traffic access road to a unit screened by lush vegetation in a rural neighborhood. Owners kept this very private for us yet were fun to seek out at their end of the property and enjoyed talking with us and providing all kinds of directions. Uncrowded Kalihiwai Beach was a minute drive away and we used it frequently as it was protected from moderate east winds which were common for our stay. Numerous other beaches not far away and we used many of them as well. Other reviews are acurate. For us the quiet and privacy with warm friendly hosts made our stay 5-star. Loved the morning bird calls. We also made great use of the nearly flat walk through the mahogany forest trail - a 2 minute drive to its start."
Guest: gordiDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 23, 2015