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Spend your Dream Vacation at Beautiful Makale'a my guest reviews!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) Outdoor Shower

Welcome to the romantic tropical home that is Makale'a Palms. This exquisite 1,700 sq. foot home has been designed with luxury, space and privacy in mind. It is centrally located on the north shore on 3 beautiful and tropical acres and is very private. It is a destination for honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions because of it's private and romantic setting! There is the grand room with vaulted ceilings and an entertainment center with a video library with over 50 movies to chose from. There are also lawn games and board games for your entertainment.

The house is very spacious and was custom built with every amenity one would need! ( PLEASE READ THE GUEST REVIEWS...the house is furnished with top of the line furniture, linens and cookware. The loft bedroom is spacious with a sundeck for relaxing under the stars in the evening. There is a large 8 by 10 foot granite steamer shower which is always a huge hit with the guests that stay at Makale'a Palms. There are comfy robes to enjoy after your shower. There is private outdoor garden shower and a hot tub to relax in after a long day at the beach.

The screened in lanai is wonderful place to relax and take a nap. It can also be made into a second bedroom.

The house is centrally located on the north shore on 3 tropical acres near 4 beautiful beaches: Rock Quarry, Secrets, Kalihiwai and Anini Beach. It is just a 5 minute drive to Kilauea Town and the Kilauea Lighthouse where you will find great restaurants and boutiques.

The house comes equipped with beach gear: chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ice chest and beach basket. If you are interested in booking a private chef or massages, I am happy to assist you with that.

Upon arrival you will find a gift basket of Hawaiian coffee, chocolates, jam and island frut. There will be an arrangement of beautiful tropical flowers too!

You will enjoy the peace and serenity of your own island paradise, nestled on the north shore. This custom built luxury retreat offers every convenience for your comfort and delight.

• Top of the line Tommy Bahama furnishings

• A 8'by 10' Luxurious Travertine Steamer Shower

• Full entertainment system

• Warm water outdoor shower

• Private garden hot tub.

• In house massages and private chef upon request

The Makale'a Palms property is just minutes away from incredible north shore beaches, world classs golfing, shopping, restaurants and uspoiled hiking. The island has incredible excursions such as Napali Coast Cruises, Kayaking, Ziplining, and Horseback adventures.

Book your dream vacation in Paradise at Makale'a Palms!

Keywords: Very Private, Tropical and Romantic setting on 3 acres

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About The Owner

I designed the house as a place for honeymooners, couples celebrating special occasions and small families to vacation at because it is located on 3 tropical acres. The property is surrounded by Palm Trees and has fruit trees spread through out such as mango, papaya, banana and avacodo trees. I fell in love with the property and wanted to share it and our beautiful island with people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

'Pure Heaven' 'The location was great!! The Place Outstanding!! I can't wait to stay at Makale'a Plams again.' 'Such luxury amidst such natural beauty!' 'We were overwhelmed by how wonderful the cottage was when we first entered & can't imagine why folks would want to stay any place else...this place has it all!' 'This was the best vacation we've ever had. Alot due to such an awesome vacation rental! This place is so beautiful that we don't want to go home!' 'The vacation of our dreams has come true! We couldn't have been able to imagine a house and property for our honeymoon that is more beautiful than this.' Without a doubt your guest house is the finest place we have ever stayed. Everything from the design, to the flowers, to the furniture, to the kitchen utensils, is first class all the way!' GO TO GUEST COMMENTS TO READ MORE...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for allowing us such a beautiful home from which we could explore this gorgeous island. Such luxury admist such natural beauty! We enjoyed the cool breezes, cooking dinners, jacuzzis in the rain, a mango from your tree, the beach chairs and umbrellas-you really thought of everything! We really hate to leave. Many thanks for a very lovely vacation!
Aug 2009
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Kilauea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please rinse off all the sand on your feet before entering the house and do not sit on the furniture with wet clothes or towels. Mahalo!
  • Please rinse off all the sand on your body before getting in the hot tub. Mahalo!
  • Upon checking out, please put all your rubbish in the outside garbage can and please start the dishwasher. Do not leave any dirty dishes in the sink.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a large 8 by 10 foot granite steamer shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Brand new Garden Hot tub and Shower, Luxurious Travertine Steamer Shower, On 3 very private and tropical acres!


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Spend your Dream Vacation at Beautiful Makale'a my guest reviews!!!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 83 reviews
Mishawaka, IN

Best house on the island!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time staying in this beautiful home and we fall in love with it more and more every time. There are truly no words that I can use to describe the beauty of this home. Shawn and Doreen are absolutely wonderful to rent through and they go out of their way to ensure your stay is nothing less than perfect! Everything that you could ever need during your stay is provided. Just a few of the things that we really appreciate include the welcome basket filled with goodies, the beach chairs, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, beach towels, coolers, the soft robes when you get out of the shower, the fresh flowers throughout the house, and many other wonderful things. We enjoy eating breakfast outside on the lanai and relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day. We truly love the privacy of the home!! My parents have offered up their timeshare for free, but we would never consider staying anywhere else. We love the house and will always want to come back. This home makes our trip to Kauai complete. We are so excited to bring our kids back with us for their first trip to Kauai next year. I'm already counting down the days!!!!

Some of the places we enjoy going to eat include Kilauea Fish Market, Kalypso's, and Dukes.

We also enjoy coffee and Chai tea from Java Kai.

Beaches we love are Hideaway, Hanalei Bay, Lumahai, and Kalapaki Beach. We also really love Queens Bath. We saw tons of turtles this year!!! We went out on our last morning at 6 AM and had the whole place to ourselves for almost 2 hours! It was amazing!!

Thank you Shawn and Doreen for another wonderful stay and we can't wait to come back in April!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jodie, Thank you for taking the time to write a guest review. It makes so happy that you are returning with your children in April to stay at Makale'a Palms and that you love our house and property so much! I designed the house myself and wanted to make it a place for couples and small families to have a beautiful place to stay with privacy while spending their vacation on Kauai. I look forward to finally meeting your children! Mahahlo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Upstate New York State

Clean, Quiet and Private

  • 5 of 5

Nice property at a fair price with close proximity to some of the best beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA

Magnificent Makele'a Palms!

  • 5 of 5

We, two fifty something geezers, stayed at the Palms for 8 days in late January. It was our first time in Kauai, and the first time we've ever stayed in one rental on a vacation . We were SO glad we did!

As others have noted, the house is perfectly situated as a home base for any adventure. Once you turn off the main road into the gate, you're in your own private paradise. SO far away from the crowds in Princeville and Poipu. Yes, you might hear a little road noise, but it's totally minor.

We spent almost every evening at "home" - and prepared some amazing meals in the VERY well equipped kitchen, then reviewed the day's shenanigans in what we called the Tiki Tub, as my husband erected torches around the pool. Super fun. Also loved the steam shower, as so many others have.

Doreen and Shawn were amazing hosts... SO responsive. My husband mentioned that the bbq grill grate was failing and the next day there was a new grill waiting for us when we got back from the beaches. She even brought over some pickles when she heard that we were lacking for a batch of tarter sauce we were making to accompany the fresh fish we were grilling. So so nice.

Obviously, we highly recommend the Makel'a Palms. All of Kauai was wonderful.

Here are a few things in particular that we would recommend to others.

#1 Shaki Tours App - GPS based apps - one for the northern coast, and the second for Waimea Valley area. Super fun and kind of goofy - kind of like having a corny tour guide in your back seat (BE SURE TO BRING A CABLE TO PLUG YOUR PHONE INTO THE JACK IN OUR CAR - And download when you're attached to WIFI. #2 IF you're a foodie, sign up early for the Kauai Ono dinner - held just east of Princeville in an outdoor tent. Lovely food and such nice people BYOB with no corkage. #3 Hanai is a great little grocery store just north of Kapaa that features all island sourced foods (except for their great selection of wines and beer). If they have their turmeric sausage, GRAB SOME. It's fantastic! They also have pop up restaurant nights in their parking lots one or two Saturdays a month.

Have a fantastic time if you stay at the Palms. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dan and Beth, It was a pleasure meeting both of you! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. My husband was happy to buy a new BBQ for your vacation. We hope that you will chose to stay at Makale'a Palms again. Take Care! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Encinitas, CA

Beautiful Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so surprised as to how Beautiful Makale'a Palms truly is...The property is very tropical and private yet centrally located on the north shore close to great beaches and restaurants. The house has everything anyone would need for the perfect vacation in paradise...beautiful furnishings, linens and art. The kitchen is well equipped with nice pots, pans and chef knives. WE loved soaking in the large hot tub under the stars every night after many adventurous days. We enjoyed the steam shower also! Every morning we would enjoy our breakfast on the front lanai as we took in the beautiful property with all the palm trees. It is very secluded and peaceful. We will be returning again to stay in this beautiful home that made for a Perfect vacation on Kauai. Mahalo Doreen for providing us with a magical place to call home!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Erin, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. It was great to meet you and your husband and the fact that you two loved the home and property meant so much to me. I am glad to know that you booked your vacation already to stay at Makale'a Palms for next year. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Los Angeles, CA

The perfect home base

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons why I will stay here again. First, I love the central location to my favorite areas of Kauai (I love to visit Hanalei and Kapa'a). If you like to spend your days in different spots, then you would love it too because it is a great base of operations for all of your adventures. Also, the privacy and seclusion was exactly what I was looking for. We also brought our two little ones with us (2 and 4 yrs old) and they loved the place as well. The open floor plan was perfect for them to run around and play with their toys, and if they wanted to watch some videos then WiFi was available. They also loved the HUGE lawn area where we kicked a ball around and run about. The hammock was a huge hit too. The hot tub under the stars was my favorite, along with the outdoor shower. The place also boasts a ton of useful stuff. The ice maker/blender were constantly in use (iced coffees, pina coladas, etc) and the beach gear (specifically the umbrella, cooler and boogie board) was a life saver. Finally, the generous gift basket awaiting us upon arrival was very welcome, laden with perfect snacks and a critical bag of fresh ground coffee.

We had an amazing family vacation and this place made it happen.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Justin, I greatly appreciate that you took the time to write a lovely review and that you had a wonderful vacation with your family at Makale'a Palms. When I designed the house my children were young so I wanted the house to be child friendly and the fact that it is secluded allows for children to run freely and play with out the parents worring that they will be disturbing any neighbors. I hope that you are able to return next year for another family vacation. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Lovely private home in Kilauea

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first time where I didn't stay in a hotel for a vacation. The home is so lovely. Beautiful wood floors, screen and covered lanai, hot tub ( very clean), tranquil yet right off Kuhio. Owners are around if you need anything but things are so well organized you likely won't. Kitchen well stocked with anything you would need to cook, outside gas grill, nice bed and bath linens. Beach chairs, good quality mask, snorkel and fins. Cable TV and some DVDs are there but didn't use much. Had good cell service there, wifi didn't seem great to me. I could join but didn't have service it seemed but that wasn't a big deal. Would stay again. Owner very responsive to emails when booking and during the lead up.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy I could give you a later check out. It was very sweet of you to leave the house very clean and to have laundered all towels and linens! We did not have internet service at our house either which happens but is rare. I hope you will return next year! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Makale'a Palms

Makale'a Palms is centrally located on the north shore on 3 tropical acres. It is a destination for honeymooners or couples celebrating Special occasions. It is secluded in a romantic setting with a custom built home that is very spacious (1700 square feet). There is a granite steamer shower, a private outdoor garden shower and a large hot tub for star gazing in the evening time after a wonderful day exploring the island.

The kitchen is well equipped for a gourmet chef. The large master loft bedroom has a sun deck to enjoy relaxing with your coffee in the morning while planning another lovely day in Paradise. There a large comfy robes to relax in after your steam shower or hot tub. Enjoy the view from the front lanai of the large grassy lawn with Palm trees all around.

Enjoy your Dream Vacation at Makale'a Palms!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150

The Special 2017 Rate is $245/night which is a savings of $90 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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