About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
One Bedroom/ One Bathroom Beach Front Cottage. The Perfect Romantic Hideaway!
Beach Cottage 3, "The Orchid" (TVNC #1047) is our one-bedroom, one-bathroom Kauai honeymoon retreat. Surrounded by lush vegetation and only a few feet away from the shore line, this cottage creates the ultimate ocean get-away experience. The large lanai catches the ocean breezes, keeping you cool and refreshed in the warm sun. Inside you will unwind to the sound of the ocean waves and the rustling palm trees in a Zen-inspired environment. High-end Viking and Subzero appliances invite you to celebrate fresh Hawaiian seafood dishes, accompanied by a cool glass of wine or passion fruit juice. End your day with a refreshing shower in the travertine spa-bathroom and a good night's rest on our queen-sized anti-allergic Phi-ton mattress.
Our Kauai Honeymoon Cottages offer comfort, style and simplicity. Beautiful Travertine floors and European designer furniture give our beach homes 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. When you stay at Hale Makai Cottages you are only a few steps from the beach.
If this cottage is not available for your travel dates, contact us for availability of the other four cottages. Looking for more reviews? We just recently added individual listings for each cottage. You can see more reviews under Cottage #2 Hibiscus, which was the original listing for all five cottages!
BOOKING NOTES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
***VRBO has recently changed their platform so please read the following steps for booking to avoid any confusion. Hale Makai Cottages processes payments through our own merchant processing system, not VRBO. VRBO will collect your credit card information for their service fees ONLY. You will receive a receipt that you've paid, please be aware that your payment is only for VRBO service fees, not the reservation invoice (your receipt may look as if you paid for the whole reservation). You will receive the reservation via email directly from our booking office. Please follow the instructions there to pay for your reservation. Paying the VRBO fees does NOT book the reservation. We realize this may seem confusing, but we process payments on our own to avoid VRBO's high processing fees and avoid increasing our rates. If you have any questions just give our office a call! We are happy to help with the process every step of the way! ***
Our Hale Makai Beach Cottages are truly a romantic getaway. We are located ocean-front at the secluded part of Tunnels Beach, called Kepuhi Point Beach on the North Shore of Kauai. Our amazing 1 and 2 bedroom cottages all have amazing ocean views and are 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.
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We've been to Hawaii countless times, but our stay at Hale Makai was completely unique. It's all about location and privacy, and this place hits a grand slam with both. It's an unbelievable experience to walk 15 seconds to a completely secluded beach. The whole time we were there, there were anywhere from zero to six other people across a stretch of beach a half mile long. And it's a great beach. In our cottage (#3), there was a wonderful view of the ocean from the main room. I believe only #2 and #3 have an ocean view.
This is a no-brainer five star location. However, there are trade-offs. While the accommodations are very nice, there are some compromises. There is no air conditioning and it can get a little warm in the cottage, but opening the windows and letting the breeze in makes it comfortable for the most part. Just don't expect a nice cool air conditioned room. Also, if you're hoping for a soft bed, you'll need to adjust your expectations. The wifi works fine for the most part and the furniture and appliances were fine.
In spite of some minor trade-offs, we loved this place and will return in the future. It really is a gem.
You won't want to leave!
The Beach cottages are in the perfect location. The beach is a short walk away and though there are 5 cottages on the property, each is built to have a lot of privacy. The cottage itself is thoughtfully appointed. It has most of the things you might need for a short stay. Helps that the appliances are high end, it made making meals here a pleasure. It's minimalistic and has gorgeous lanai's to take advantage of the balmy weather. Susan the manager, was always responsive and very helpful all through. It was hard to say good bye, but we know we will be back at Hale Makai!
Mahalo for your lovely review! We are thrilled that you had a nice stay at Hale Makai Cottages. Please come see us again very soon!
A Gem of Old Hawai'i with Fresh Sparkles
For our first trip to Kaua'i (after repeat visits to O'ahu and Maui over many years), I wanted to choose a hideaway cottage where we could feel the beauty and power of the island's nature with five senses. I was also looking for the comfort of high standard in which we would happily wake up to a fresh morning, enjoy the afternoon or relax and wrap up the evening.
If the above resonates well with you, you will probably not regret driving some extra miles after passing Hanalei, crossing a few one-lane bridges, to eventually find your lovely cottage #3 tucked away off the beaten path in Ha'ena. Certainly we did not. We truly enjoyed every moment of our stay there!
Here are some of the things we particularly loved about Cottage #3:
- Ideally tropical environment surrounded by palm trees, looking out to the ocean (the closest to the beach, of 5 cottages on the property)
- Beautiful coral beach steps away and visible from the living room (Almost-private, shared only with just a handful of neighbors)
- Snorkeling with turtles and fish right there!
- Breakfast on the wooden-deck lanai
- Oversized hammock in the garden
- Big bath tub (with a bonus ocean view)
- Nice balance of luxury and practicality, with well-appointed furniture plus everything you need for a comfortable stay
- The owner took good care of us via emails, while respecting our privacy during our entire stay
Just a few reminders:
- To eat out (except at the next-door Mediterranean), you need to drive 10 to 15 minutes to the next small town of Hanalei. We did not mind driving, and ate at a few fine restaurants there including BarAcuda and Dolphin's.
- On the North Shore of Kaua'i, expect some rain. We were very fortunate to have very little during the day, as it rained mostly at night.
- If shopping is on your To-Do List during your stay on the island, you may not complete your mission here.
For my wife and I, it was Paradise! We absolutely loved Cottage #3 and would recommend to others!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee of $160 is not included in the nightly rate. Must be left in check or cash at check out for independent cleaning company.