Princeville House Rental Photos and Description
Spacious 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath oceanbluff vacation home, (10 guest max incl. kids)
Hale Makana is a spacious, ocean bluff home perched right above the Pacific at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Princeville Resort on Kauai's famed North Shore. Close to award-winning golf courses, shops, restaurants beaches, and adventures, the home provides luxurious accommodations for families and groups. Empty lots on either side, a large front lawn, and immaculate landscaping add to the spaciousness and privacy of this fabulous property.
Beautiful Hawaiian artwork adorns the walls, while the natural beauty provides spectacular views from almost every room. The master bedroom looks out over the pool and jacuzzi to an unobstructed, 180-degree, ocean view with access to two lanais or decks. This is one of the premier, whale-watching locations on Kauai and seeing their spouts is an almost daily occurrence during winter months. Dolphins and turtles are also regular visitors to this coastline and even the rare, Hawaiian, monk seal has been spotted playing in the water below. Albatross nest annually and soar overhead in winter time. Shearwater's nest in the cliff and Brazilian cardinals look out for crumbs daily!
Photos cannot possibly do this property justice - it has to be seen to be believed! Repeat customers are our mainstay... why not become one of them!
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Hale Makana is located in a truly wonderful location, as good as any we have enjoyed in our travels. Bali Hi (forgive me for forgetting its proper name) is spectacular. Having only to turn our head in its direction to enjoy it was a special treat. I took hundreds of pictures of sunsets, morning light, afternoon waves, Queen's Bath--each a postcard and all from the property. Amazing.
The farmers market in Hanalei was definitely worth seeing. We were able to pick up lots of fresh ingredients for meals and to see foods and products that you can't find anywhere else.
Among our most memorable aspects of the trip were the surf lessons that each of us took through the instructors connected to the Quicksilver Surf shop. My wife, myself and my sons (ages seven and nine) made our first stand on the famed Hanalei Beach. The kids were very proud and did extremely well.
The property is extremely well maintained, impeccably clean and highly functional for a larger group. Having the pool to come home to and for the kids to enjoy, regardless of what the weather was doing, was hugely important.
Everything we could have wanted for the time in Kauai was found at the house, from every kitchen tool we might need to beach toys and chairs. We were struck by how well organized everything in the house was--every detail had been considered. Thanks Mary. I can tell that you put yourself into achieving the best possible care for this property and it's guests. We are grateful.
There's more that we would have liked to do, but a week can only fit so much into it. It broke our hearts to leave. We said goodbye at sunset down at the pier. Lots of locals were picknicking and taking in the spectacle of the see swallowing the sun. It was easily the most beautiful of the sunsets we saw and it honestly hurt to watch. We had to drive away.
My family visited Kauai many years ago and fell in love. Coming from Washington and Canada it was a beautiful place to thaw out, vacation and explore the culture and adventures Kauai has to offer. My in-laws spend the winter months here so they get to enjoy it even more than I!
When we found this house on the bluff overlooking the ocean, we knew it would not only be a magical place for our family to stay, but it had already been a successful vacation rental. We have improved just about every aspect of the house and garden every year and know first hand what a joy it is to stay here. Many of our clients come back year after year, and we get to escape the cold and enjoy every winter together as a family. Our property manager offers the finest service of anyone we know, and she treats our guests to the same service - lei greeting and fresh fruit basket while our housekeeper provides the tropical flower arrangements throughout the house.
The unbelievable sunsets into the ocean and behind 'Bali Hai' - or Mount Makana; watching the whales spout and breach many times during the winter months; hearing the eerie moaning of the shearwater's nesting in the cliffs; daily visits from our family of cardinals; soaring Laysan Albatross right across our lawn and often a breeding pair close by.... so many incredible adventures in nature. Our home is the perfect jumping off point for exploring Kauai. With the Princeville Center only moments away for groceries, restaurants and shops, and walk, jog or bike path around the Princeville Resort; great golf and tennis close by... it has everything we need.