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Conde Nast Traveler Top 5 Kauai Pick & Top-Rated Online Property

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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


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1 bedroom, 1 bath, plus 2 bedroom 2 bath, sleeps 6

Check out 17 Palms Kauai online for over 270 reviews posted by our guests. Hale Iki is a one bedroom, one bath cottage with Japanese decor that sleeps two. The front lanai with two teak chairs is located under the orchid festooned branches of a mango tree. In season, perfect mangos drape right over the lanai. This cottage is perfect for couples and honeymooners. The living room's large L-shaped couch is covered in Japanese kimono fabric pillows. A large teak armoire houses the t.v., dvd and Ipod/Ipad dock. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything including a new dishwasher. A teak table and chairs for eating or one can choose the outdoor bamboo Kubo (shared with the other cottage). The bedroom has a queen sized (super comfortable) bed, bench, small dresser and Asian kimono rack. The bathroom has a full tub and shower + ventilation fan. Amenities include full laundry facilities, bamboo pavilion/Kubo, beach chairs, boogie boards, gas barbeque, cooler, hair dryer, porta-crib, booster seat and beach towels, free WiFi, cable, local phone, and stocked paper and cleaning products (kitchen and laundry). Across the garden is Meli Meli (two bedroom,) which sleeps four and also has full amenities

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ross Martineau
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Ross Martineau

Ross and Jeff are transplants from San Francisco. We had the pleasure of staying in these cottages while on vacation and immediately fell in love with them. We are still pinching ourselves that we are now the owners of this charming and unique property. 17 Palms Kauai really is an oasis on an oasis - lush, private and only steps from the beach.

Jeff is a Bay Area native - a former CFO with a background in business management. Ross is originally from New Hampshire. His background is in theatre and fine art, having worked 9 years at the prestigious John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Ross is now a licensed realtor with Sleeping Giant Sotheby's International Realty. This is our first mid-life crisis - we skipped the red sports car and moved directly to the tropical island.

Welcome to paradise!

Ross Martineau purchased this house in 2005

Why Ross Martineau chose Kauai

This is an extraordinarily central location and so close to so many nearby amenities and activities, but yet just far enough off of the beaten path to make it a true, hidden gem. Adjacent to the east shore multi-use path also means easy walking and cycling to many nearby places, not necessarily common for other properties which sets 17 Palms Kauai apart.

What makes this house unique

We maintain our property with detailed attention to many comforts, but without an ego! The beds are incredibly comfortable, great sheets/linens, pillow choices (down/alternative), and many custom touches that truly set this property apart from the majority of other options.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Guests have great things to say about their stay. Just do a simple search on 17 Palms Kauai Reviews and see well over 200 reviews and many guests comments.
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1 traveler review

Conde Nast Traveler Top 5 Kauai Pick & Top-Rated Online Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Battle Creek, Michigan

Perfect quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Kauai was made perfect by our stay at Hale Iki. Great place, great location and great hosts in Ross and Jeff. We found the cottage exactly as pictured and would book it again in a minute. We have stayed on the Coconut Coast before and highly recommend this cottage to all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Trees Lounge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Kintaro, Street Burger, Hukilau Lanai, Cafe Coco, mor
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Wailua Bay
Car: recommended

Located along the Coconut Coast (few minutes from Kapaa town) on the east side of the island. While only a block away from both the beach and the Kinipopo Shopping Village and Coconut Marketplace, the cottages enjoy the privacy of a lushly planted and fenced garden setting. The North and South shores of Kauai are a 30 - 40 minute drive away.

Surrounded by 17 majestic palm trees, the two cottages sit at opposite sides of a lushly planted garden. Passion fruit and thumbergia vines cover the fences that enclose the property. The fruit of mango, fig, banana, lime and avocado trees are yours for the picking in season. Walk into the banana patch and take an outdoor shower. A bamboo hut (Kubo) is the ideal spot for lunch or dinner (it seats 8) or a snooze and is adjacent to bamboo covered BBQ pavilion.


Rates & Availability

Kapaa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Standard
Apr 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 16 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
out-cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please visit our website for complete details, specific security deposit required, and other info. or questions you may have. A Deposit equal to 35% of the total due will be required to book your reservation, with the balance due 90 days prior to arrival. Reserving withing 90 days of your arrival date requires that the total amount of your invoice is due at booking. Balances not paid by the due date will result in forfeiture of the Deposit. All fees received are non-refundable. If we re-book the cottage, we will refund all of your money, pro-rata, minus a $50 processing fee. We will make every effort to do so. Cancellations and early departures due to inclement weather are not subject to refund. If you have any concerns about your travel plans we suggest you consider obtaining trip insurance through a 3rd party company by comparing prices and features online. Also, feel free to call us to speak in person or submit an inquiry and we will be in touch with you ASAP. Note: HST is 3 hours behind PST in the summer and 2 hours behind in the winter (Hawaii does not observe daylight savings time). Our toll free number works from the US & Canada. We are a legal, licensed and permitted Transient Vacation Rental property (TVR - #3054-#3055) with an active Transient Accommodations Tax License: TA-102-760-4480-01

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Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • There is an outdoor shower on the property hidden in the banana trees plus another around the back of Hale Iki.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • 17 Palms Kauai is two Cottages: a one bedroom/one bath cottage and a two bedroom/one bath cottage. The one bedroom cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 (plus crib). The two bedroom cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 (plus crib). The cottages may be available to be rented together for up to 6 (plus 2 cribs).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dishwasher and washer and dryer facilities are included, along with all soap/fabric care. Our cottages are fully stocked and nothing need be purchased for the house. Just bring your clothes, and don't over pack as you probably won't wear half of what you bring (Kauai is VERY casual), and buy your own food. You'll find everything else you need already here.

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