|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beach Cottage 2, our "Hibiscus Beach House" is a two-bedroom one-bathroom beachfront retreat, just feet away from the shoreline, our closest cottage to the water! Walk out to the Lanai, entering from the master bedroom or living room to see breathtaking sunrises, reflecting against the Hanalei Bay and the Pacific Ocean, while enjoying a fresh cup of Hawaiian coffee. The sunrise master bedroom is a room of luxury with a king size bed, plush pillows and the best view of the ocean. The charming garden bedroom has a queen size four post bed and is surrounded by lush vegetation with serene garden and ocean views. Our luxurious plantation style cottage has travertine tile throughout, an elegant bathroom, oversize spa-shower and a European style bidet. The sunny gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances and cooking tools. Our beach cottage makes the perfect home away from home for a romantic vacation, a family beach vacation or a spacious vacation home for friends traveling together.
Please note that we do not include the cleaning fee in the reservation total. The cleaning fee of $160 (2 bedroom) is left by check or cash to an independent cleaning company when one checks out.
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.
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.
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.
We were in town for a wedding and wanted to experience a more authentic Kauai experience than spending the week confined in the St. Regis. The Hale Makai Cottages fit the bill perfectly.
The property is steps from the beach (we walked along the beach to Tunnels one morning) and very well kept. The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked with everything you'd need. We ended up cooking dinner all 3 nights, there are some great farmer's markets nearby, and found the kitchen well equipped with all the pots, pans and cutlery required for meal prep. There was even a BBQ right off the back of our unit which we made use of one night!
The property is pretty far down the Kuhio Highway (about a 20 minutes drive outside of Hanalei Bay) which means it's paradise for anyone looking for a quiet getaway. We'll definitely be coming back a highly recommend to anyone looking for a similar experience.
We've stayed at VRBOs on Oahu, the Big Island and in San Francisco. All were nice BUT this was the BEST in terms of location ... paradise right on the water, good snorkeling ... steps from our cottage and appointments ... simply elegant. Equally important ... there were more than enough towels to keep me happy!
The owners were on site when we were there. They were attentive to details, welcoming and extremely gracious. Our liaison, Susan, was always responsive and eager to make the experience as close to perfect as it could be.
Absolute paradise! This was one of the most relaxing and peaceful places I have every stayed. Steps from the beach. Amazing views. We stayed in the Hibiscus cottage which was very roomy and well appointed. We even had a private chef come in and cook us dinner on our last night. Despite incredible humidity (rainy day) on one of the days, it was still quite enjoyable. Susan was very helpful with all of the arrangements. If you don't want to leave, shop for food before you arrive.
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!
We stayed in cottage #1 for a week and enjoyed every second! The sound of the ocean and palm trees is all you'll hear. It's so incredibly beautiful and relaxing. You're steps from the beach (which we had to ourselves most of the time) and just a couple miles from both Tunnels and Ke'e beach. The cottage itself was well appointed with everything we needed (even an ice maker and a water filter pitcher!) and the finishes are all high end. We were here with our 2 year old daughter and there was plenty of grassy space for her to run around. We enjoyed dinner on the lanai most nights - watching the ocean. Each cottage has it's own BBQ.
Other things that are worth mentioning:
-This cottage had a ton - A TON - of towels. Beach towels, bath towels, hand towels... There were an abundance and we never ran out like we usually do after a few days at a hotel
-There is no need to rent a snorkel or buy beach chairs because there's a stash behind one of the cottages for all to use. I used the same snorkel and fins all week, there was a ball for my 2 year old to play with, and we left behind a bucket and sand toys for the next lucky kiddo.
-If staying over a weekend, I recommend heading to Hanalei on Saturday morning for the farmer's market.
-Sushigirl, which is a tiny door next to the 'last chance to stop market' Wainiha General Store, is fab.
-Susan, the agent for Hale Makai, was incredibly helpful. I'm super type A and was nervous about traveling for the first time with my little one. I probably asked her 200 questions and was very (VERY!) patient with me.
Enjoy your stay!!
During our last trip to Hawaii, we stayed for a week at a hotel on Maui, shifted over to a house in Princeville on Kauai and then finally, for our last four nights, made our way to the Ginger Cottage at Hale Makai. Had we not come to Hale Makai, with its ground floor entryways that allow you to spill right out onto the earth and its beautiful location sandwiched between jungle and surf, we wouldn't have felt like we truly experienced Hawaii. Yes, it's expensive, but it's the real deal. Where else can you stay, where you can throw a little sweater over your pyjamas and wander barefoot with your coffee down to the beach and watch spear fishermen out wading looking for their morning catch? The weather was beautiful. The sand you could sink your feet deeply into. The water was clear and soothing and turquoise. There was coral you could build temporary inukshuks from that would disappear with the evening tides. Pack groceries, good coffee, good books, some wine - stay there, don't go anywhere else and be prepared to truly unwind.
Popular Kauai activities among HMC guests are: helicopter tours, Kauai ziplining for a thrilling ride through the tropical Hawaiian canopy, kayaking along the Hanalei River and the Wailua River, snorkeling at Tunnels Beach, hiking the NaPali Trail, visiting the Waimea Canyon, exploring the NaPali Coast by ocean kayak or by boat tour, Kauai Movie Tours etc, but most guest like the beautiful grounds of Hale Makai on the beach for sunbathing, snorkeling, beach combing, reading and relaxing as the perfect place to soak in the beauty of Kauai and the North Shore.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
The cleaning fee $140 (1 bedroom) $160 (2 bedroom) is paid separately by check or cash at check out to an independent cleaning company.