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Awesome 5BR, Ocean Bluff Princeville Estate with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath oceanbluff vacation home - great for families

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 of 10 maximum. A vacant lot to the right 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 ocean or mountain views from almost every room. The master bedroom looks out over the pool and jacuzzi to a spectacular 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!

Owners Cancelation Policy - Even though VRBO doesn't offer an appropriate option, we do have a cancellation policy. Please ask the owner or check the rental agreement when booking the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Paterson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Mary Paterson

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. Since purchasing the property, we have made upgrades each year to keep the quality and comfort of the property.

Mary Paterson purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Paterson chose Princeville

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 home orientation; fresh fruit basket and the fresh tropical flower arrangements throughout the house.

What makes this house unique

The unbelievable sunsets into the ocean during the summer; 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks again for all your efforts to make our stay a success. You certainly succeeded! The house was wonderful, so well stocked with all the “little things” that many rentals omit – paper towels, coffee filters, a treasure trove of utensils and condiments, the beach and snorkel equipment , pool floats and so much more. The living areas were very comfortable and accommodated our 10 travelers with ease – no crowding! Having the pool was perfect, especially for the kids – there was never a time that they didn’t have an activity to enjoy. And the gorgeous expanse of the grounds with the spectacular view of the Pacific exceeded all our expectations. As I write this, I can see it all and am filled with longing to return!
Jul 2017
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Princeville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not move any furniture without approval.
  • No shoes allowed inside (or bring designated indoor shoes)
  • A maximum of 3 vehicles can be accommodated on property. No side street parking available.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1/2 bath - toilet , Downstairs off entry
    Master bath - toilet , shower
    Makana suite - toilet , shower
    Twin bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bedroom - toilet , shower
  • All upstairs bathrooms have brand new sink/cabinets that replaced the pedestal sinks, so now there's plenty of room for your toiletries! The downstairs bathrooms already have this feature.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Twin room - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into a king bed. Shares access & bathroom
    Queen Room - 1 queen , Opens to lanai shared by the master bedroom
    In-laws room - 1 king , Downstairs room & adjoining bathroom; coolest in the house
    Makana Suite - 1 king , The largest room includes a living area & bathroom. Views!
    Master - 1 king , Ocean & pool views; opens to a lanai
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) These can be converted to a King bed upon request. A portable baby crib is available for rent and other baby items are available to rent at reduced rates.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fully-equipped Kitchen, Separate Bar with Ice Maker, Intercom Phone System, Hi Def Cable TVs (5), DVD, i-pod connection, Sirius Radio; Original Artwork, Two Master Suites, Three King-size Beds, One Queen and Two Twins, Separate Office, Beach Toys, Alarm System


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Awesome 5BR, Ocean Bluff Princeville Estate with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Outstanding Property in Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hale Makana couldn't have been more pleasant. The house is large and fully equipped, with a pool, hot tub, bar, large-screen televisions, and sound systems. It's situated several hundred feet above the rock outcroppings of the Queen's bath, with a view of Bali Hai and overlooking a vast expanse of ocean. Frequently, we could see humpback whales breaching in the distance and sea turtles swimming below us. The manager of the property, Mary Paterson, is extremely pleasant and helpful.

During our stay, we especially enjoyed hiking on the Kalalau Trail along the Nā Pali coast, the Sleeping Giant, and Wailea Canyon, swimming at Anini Beach, tours of the Na 'Aina Kai botanical gardens and the Steelgrass chocolate farm, and a day at Māhāʻulepū Beach. Hanalei is a short drive away; Poke at the Dolphin Restaurant, shave ice at Wishing Well, and the Mai Tais at Tahiti Nui were excellent.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review David - and for all the valuable favorite things you did! We loved having you and your family - you treated the house with respect and care, and were a delight to communicate with, so you are always welcome back! There’s so much more to see and do - and people to meet! With fond aloha to you all.
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Incredible house with amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect property for our family vacation. We had 6 adults and 2 small children and had space to spare. Just walking through the gate on the first afternoon and seeing the view is something I'll always remember. The view of the Pacific from the pool area provides quite a backdrop for fun, photos, and relaxing. The house really is incredible. This is the first VRBO rental where we did not have to worry about the small things such as coffee filters, paper towels, condiments, etc., plus it was well stocked with games, puzzles and books. And Mary is such a pleasure to work with both in advance of our visit and during our stay. The views, the space, and the comfort make this property a must-see if you plan to visit Kauai.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the great review - I so enjoyed meeting your lovely family and those two cute little boys!! I am always thrilled when I see how much families enjoy their time at Hale Makana and am honored to be it's caretaker! The pictures can never do it justice, so the reviews really help let guests know it's a gem!! Enjoy the rest of your summer. Much aloha, Mary
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Great location. Great view. Plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hale Makana with another family (total of 10 people) for 10 nights. The location is great. It is only about 5 minutes from the grocery store, gas, and a few restaurants--all in the same parking lot--in Princeville. It's also only about 10 minutes from Hanalei, which has plenty of restaurants, shops, churches, and activities (including kayaking, hiking, and the beach at Hanalei Bay). The view from the backyard is amazing--Mt. Makana, Queen's Bath, the endless Pacific Ocean, and sunsets. The trail to Queen's Bath is also very close (just a short walk) to this house. The house also had plenty of room for our group of 10 to hang out, visit, play games, and eat meals together.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo for your thoughtful review and comments on the things you particularly liked. I've listed them below since I believe they will help other potential guests. 1. Fresh fruit was great. The bananas were eaten quickly. 2. The addition of the ice machine helped a lot. 3. Trash pickup reminders were also a very good thing. We’ve missed trash pickup (or rushed out to the curb at 6:30 a.m.) many times in other places. 4. The DVD’s are a nice touch too. We watched a few of them. 5. The gas grill was also very good. It had a lighter and cleaning tools nearby and was clean. It was easy to start and use. That is less common at rentals than you might think, so I think prospective guests will like to know that. 6. The house has a perfect special arrangement such that it is open and free-flowing but divided enough to allow early risers to be up and about without waking anyone and for multiple small groups of people to be visiting, watching TV and playing games without interrupting each other. 7. The soap, shampoo and conditioner to get everyone through a shower or two until a grocery-store trip can be made was very convenient. Same goes for the hand soap and dish soap at the kitchen sink. Interestingly, we took out the fan in the entertainment room in lieu of a light since it was so dark in there! Maybe a standing fan would be helpful in summer and a couple of bean bags? I hope you got to enjoy the many games from the chest, as well. Plus you got the lego chess board back together - impressive!! The ceiling fan you had trouble with was replaced the day you left - I'm sorry we couldn't get it working. Once again, my deepest gratitude for the feedback and so happy to hear you're considering a return trip... please let me know dates you are interested in as we are already getting inquiries for next year! A hui hou Mary
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Laguna Beach

Hale Makana Memories

  • 5 of 5

Our third trip to Hale Makana was just as special as the first. Vacationing on Kauai is a family tradition for us who range in age from 7 to 84 years. We love this location and its perfect ocean front setting. Every room in the house is comfortable and inviting. Mary was attentive in seeing we had everything we needed including a nonslip pad for my father's shower. We had beautiful weather and enjoyed grilling almost every night. The bar and front living room became our gathering spot each evening to reflect on another glorious day in paradise. Beds were comfortable and construction next door did not affect our privacy at all. Queens Bath was full of turtles each morning and a delightful hike without the parking hassle. The pool was fantastic day or night and lovely for star gazing. Day trips to Hanalei and our favorite snorkeling at Tunnels were easy and crowd free. We have so many wonderful memories and Hale Makana was the perfect start and end to each aloha day!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the lovely review and we were thrilled to have your two families back and to see the kids growing up! Such a delight and we hope you'll continue making Hale Makana a tradition! And guess what? Crystal had found your lost sweatshirt and had forgotten to tell me, so I will send it back to you this week! Have a wonderful summer! With much aloha, Mary
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Bluffdale, Utah

Olson Family

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay at "Hale Makana" was absolutely incredible! The house and grounds were wonderful! The pool and hot tub were just right in temperature, and we spent a lot of time in both. I can't say enough about the home and its cleanliness. We enjoyed every minute in it.

There was construction next door, but it didn't bother us at all. They were very quiet and respectful. We are early risers, so we were up and ready to meet the new day, before anyone even started working. The view of the ocean and sunset was soooo beautiful from the home! The only problem with our whole vacation was that it wasn't long enough. We want to stay a few days more, next time. Mary was a JOY to work with! She met us at the home and we each received a Lei from her. She even had a Beautiful Island Fruit Bowl for us to enjoy. (and we really did enjoy it.) Our whole experience couldn't have been more perfect. Thank You so Very Much!! Most Definitely want to come back again!!! Probably next year for our Grandsons Graduation Celebration! The Olson Family

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for this fabulous review! We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful stay and would LOVE to welcome you back next year! We give a free additional night off for returning guests! It's really wonderful to get such positive feedback and really appreciate you taking the time to write this review - with deep gratitude and much aloha, Mary!
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Vancouver, BC

Magnificent Seven

  • 5 of 5

I am posting this review very late only because I am looking to come to Kauai with my family again and in researching homes, came across this listing. We had stayed here a year ago through House Of Dreams Kauai Rentals and probably should have posted this review back then. This was our second rental through this company. The service was splendid and Kimmy was very helpful with some tips about the immediate area. Those included a secret pathway down to Hideaways Beach, Napali Sail & a shortcut to Queens Bath, both of which you can walk to rather quickly. It was Summer and Queens Bath was lovely and calm. The home itself is much grander than it looks in the photos. The views from the Master Suite are unparalleled. Glenn recommended this accommodation over another we were considering that was twice the price. We are very grateful for this advice. The home had everything we needed for a family holiday. We found the kitchen to be perfect, clean, extremely well stocked and filled with charm. I do not feel it needs a renovation at all. It is more of a spacious country kitchen and matches the humble elegance of the home. It opens to the great room so that chefs can be part of the fun, while preparing a meal. The views of Bali Hai and the ocean were captivating and sunset became the anticipated event of the day. There was an empty lot to the left of the house and a few locals would gather there around 6:00PM for sunset each evening. This too we found to be charming and enjoyed talking story with folks that were all too happy to make suggestions and share little secrets about the island. We met some wonderful people and truly embraced this experience. Mary, the properties caretaker was beyond super sweet, insightful and a wealth of Aloha Spirit. It was a magnificent 7 days on Kauai and I only wish it were longer. If this home is within your budget, do not pass up the opportunity. It TRULY is that SPECIAL!!! Thank you Glenn, Kimmy and Mary for a lovely holiday on Kauai. I do apologize for taking so long to post this very well deserved Mahalo to you.

Jewel K.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - it's never too late to hear from guests that they enjoyed their stay at Hale Makana and we are grateful for the feedback. I love working with Glenn & Kimmy so glad to hear you do too! I appreciate your comments very much, and though we are losing some of our Bali Hai views due to the house being built on that vacant lot, it's still got wonderful views of the ocean, Queen's bath below, winter whales breaching and the summer sunsets! The owner will also love hearing that you loved the quaint, and well stocked kitchen!! With much aloha, Mary
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
St. Regis hotel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Makai Golf Course, Princeville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Princeville Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen's Bath
Nearest Point of Interest
Makai Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Princeville Shopping Center
Car: necessary

Kauai's stunning natural beauty is the backdrop for a huge variety of activities, hikes and viewpoints making it a photographic, golfing and naturalists' dream. The aloha spirit is alive and well here too...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Booking fee (non refunda $50 + Tax
Cleaning - out/midstay $850 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.92%

TVR 3425
Tax ID #101-114-4704-01

Only 10 people maximum, including children please. No groups, events or parties allowed.
Parking for 3 vehicles max... no street parking - patrol tickets offending vehicles.

Owners Cancelation Fee Policy - We do have a cancellation policy, please ask the owner or check the rental agreement when booking the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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