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Hale Makai Cottages

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 5 nights in Cottage 3, the Orchid, during mid-may 2017. The cottages are located a few miles west of Hanalei, just a couple of miles before the road ends at the NaPali coastline. Cottage 3 is a one-bedroom with a wonderful view of the ocean and fantastic access to the surprisingly quiet beach. The cottage...

Thank Westby
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good: cottages are well taken care of and they are close to the beach. Cons: We incurred two cleaning fees of $140 because we switched rooms (1 night in one while we waited for the other to become available). In addition, we had to do the dishes and take out the trash even paying $280 in cleaning fees. Also, I...

1Thank unixfun
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I knew it was going to be beautiful... never expected SO MUCH! They call Kawaii the Garden Island; I would call it the Magic Island, reinforced by Hale Makai´s location and its wonderful vibes. The Cottages are on the northern shore of Kawaii, away from the most touristy areas and yet close to everything I love. They have the privacy...

Thank EvePH
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you are going to Kauai to get away, I highly recommend this rental. We stayed in Hibiscus (cottage 2) for 6 nights. If you are coming for restaurants and shopping, you may consider staying elsewhere. If you want to wake up, step out your back door and watch the sunrise on the beach, and at night fall asleep to...

Thank DiannaBerry
HaleMakai, Manager at Hale Makai Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! We hope you'll come see us again very soon!

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had some trouble with the lock box on arrival to cottage #2. Guests from cottage #3 helped us out and Susan the hostess called us within minutes of an email I sent. We settled in and had a very pleasant stay. Pluses: fast reliable internet, great ocean view, beach access takes 1 minute if you go slow, comfortable bed,...

Thank MJH161
HaleMakai, Manager at Hale Makai Cottages, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for your review. Cottage #2 is a favorite of many guests and its very easy to see why when you're sitting on the deck! We hope you'll come see us again very soon.

Oakland, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Inconvenienced. Irritated. Ignored. These are not the feelings I expected to have after splurging for a luxury property in paradise. We paid for five nights, which is not what we got. I would be remiss if I did not write a review that captured what happened. The Hale Makai cottages were only available for 5 nights of our trip so...

5Thank perk2017
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We could not have imagined just how breathtaking, beautiful, and peaceful Orchid Beach Cottage #3 would be. It was a perfect setting for our honeymoon set on the shores of the gorgeous North Shore with crystal clear waters abounding. Neatly furnished both in the interior and exterior, the sounds and smell of the ocean breeze, the waves crashing footsteps away,...

Thank Jonathan Q
Reviewed 3 October 2016

How lucky we were to experience this perfect slice of paradise by the sea for 14 nights! We just loved our stay at beautiful Orchid Beach Cottage no. 3 with magnificent sea views and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone. Location – 10 out of 10: Hale Makai is located in fairly remote Ha’ena and therefore it is...

2Thank SereneHobart
Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife does the arrangements and scored unit #2, which is ocean front with a great deck and view. The 2 bedroom unit is very modern and spacious with high quality tiles and furnishings. Having no AC is nice since you mostly don't need it but would have run it 12/7 which means you constantly have to acclimate. The reef...

Thank Steve P
Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We just stayed in Cottage 1. How anyone can write a negative review is beyond me. First impression, gorgeous location and we walked into a beautiful clean unit. The location is fantastic. Tranquil, quiet views abound. The beach 20 feet from the cottage has great snorkeling and you can walk about 1/4 mile to tunnels beach. Beautiful sandy beaches stretch...

1Thank Steve K
HaleMakai, Manager at Hale Makai Cottages, responded to this review

Mahalo Steve for such a lovely review. We agree that Hale Makai is a wonderful place and we are always thrilled when our guests agree. It was a true pleasure to have you and your wife as our guests and we hope to see you again very soon!

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hale Makai Cottages are an exclusive Private Beach Front Estate, on approximately 2 acres with about 250 feet of actual beachfront at Kepuhi Point at the end of OneOne Road in Haena, North Shore Kauai. The Hale Makai Beachfront cottages are unique in their setting, location and privacy in comparison to most other Kauai Vacation Rentals. All five cottages have unobstructed ocean and garden views and direct access to the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hale Makai Cottages

Address: 4400 OneOne Road, Haena, Kauai, HI 96714
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Haena
Price Range: RM1,517 - RM2,116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Hale Makai Cottages Hotel Haena
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“Cottage #3 is perhaps best situated of all the cottages.”
Westby, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“All the cottages are really nicely located although not all are right by the beach. I stayed at Cottage 1 and LOVED it!!!”
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EvePH, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pick up your grocery items at Foodland Kapaa - much cheaper than Princeville”
SereneHobart, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Units #2 & 3 are truly ocean front and #2 has the most privacy.”
stevepX3082SX, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“#2 Best View”
JMolle69, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
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