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Special 2017 Rate @ Beautiful Makale'a Palms. Book for 1 week & get 1 free night

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) Outdoor Shower

Welcome to the romantic tropical home that is Makale'a Palms. This exquisite 1,700 sq. foot home has been designed with luxury, space and privacy in mind. It is centrally located on the north shore on 3 beautiful and tropical acres and is very private. It is a destination for honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions because of it's private and romantic setting! It is also a wonderful property for weddings and special events.

Upon arrival you will find a gift basket of Hawaiian coffee, chocolates, jam and island frut. There will be an arrangement of beautiful tropical flowers too!

You will enjoy the peace and serenity of your own island paradise, nestled on the north shore. This custom built luxury retreat offers every convenience for your comfort and delight. The luxurious travertine steamer shower and private garden hot tub is always a huge hit with all the guests!

• Top of the line Tommy Bahama furnishings

• A 8'by 10' Luxurious Travertine Steamer Shower

• Full entertainment system

• Warm water outdoor shower

• Private garden hot tub.

• In house massages and private chef upon request

The home's large vaulted great room and many windows give you an expansive living space with hardwood floors throughout. The gourmet kitchen provides every amenity with granite countertops. The covered screened-in lanai allows island-style lounging on a queen-sized futon bed which also can be made into a second bedroom. There is also a futon couch in the living room that makes into a queen-size bed for additional comfy sleeping space. The beautiful Loft Bedroom has a private sun deck to enjoy your morning coffee.

The Makale'a Palms property is just minutes away from incredible north shore beaches, world classs golfing, shopping, restaurants and uspoiled hiking. The island has incredible excursions such as Napali Coast Cruises, Kayaking, Ziplining, and Horseback adventures.

If you would like, in house massages and/or a private chef can be arranged prior to your arrival.

Keywords: Very Private, Tropical and Romantic setting on 3 acres

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About The Owner

I designed the house as a place for honeymooners and couples celebrating special occasions to vacation at because it is located on 3 beautiful and tropical acres. The lush grounds with the palm trees and fruit trees and tropical flowers everywhere remind the guests that they are vacationing in a heavenly home in Hawaii!

What makes this house unique

'Pure Heaven' 'The location was great!! The Place Outstanding!! I can't wait to stay at Makale'a Plams again.' 'Such luxury amidst such natural beauty!' 'We were overwhelmed by how wonderful the cottage was when we first entered & can't imagine why folks would want to stay any place else...this place has it all!' 'This was the best vacation we've ever had. Alot due to such an awesome vacation rental! This place is so beautiful that we don't want to go home!' 'The vacation of our dreams has come true! We couldn't have been able to immagine an accomodation for our honeymoon that is more beautiful than this.' Without a doubt your guest house is the finest place we have ever stayed. Everything from the design, to the flowers, to the furniture, to the kitchen utensils, is first class all the way!' GO TO GUEST COMMENTS TO READ MORE...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for allowing us such a beautiful home from which we could explore this gorgeous island. Such luxury admist such natural beauty! We enjoyed the cool breezes, cooking dinners, jacuzzis in the rain, a mango from your tree, the beach chairs and umbrellas-you really thought of everything! We really hate to leave. Many thanks for a very lovely vacation!
Aug 2009
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Kilauea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Brand new Garden Hot tub and Shower, Luxurious Travertine Steamer Shower, On 3 very private and tropical acres!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Special 2017 Rate @ Beautiful Makale'a Palms. Book for 1 week & get 1 free night
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 81 reviews
Seattle WA

Magnificent Makele'a Palms!

  • 5 of 5

We, two fifty something geezers, stayed at the Palms for 8 days in late January. It was our first time in Kauai, and the first time we've ever stayed in one rental on a vacation . We were SO glad we did!

As others have noted, the house is perfectly situated as a home base for any adventure. Once you turn off the main road into the gate, you're in your own private paradise. SO far away from the crowds in Princeville and Poipu. Yes, you might hear a little road noise, but it's totally minor.

We spent almost every evening at "home" - and prepared some amazing meals in the VERY well equipped kitchen, then reviewed the day's shenanigans in what we called the Tiki Tub, as my husband erected torches around the pool. Super fun. Also loved the steam shower, as so many others have.

Doreen and Shawn were amazing hosts... SO responsive. My husband mentioned that the bbq grill grate was failing and the next day there was a new grill waiting for us when we got back from the beaches. She even brought over some pickles when she heard that we were lacking for a batch of tarter sauce we were making to accompany the fresh fish we were grilling. So so nice.

Obviously, we highly recommend the Makel'a Palms. All of Kauai was wonderful.

Here are a few things in particular that we would recommend to others.

#1 Shaki Tours App - GPS based apps - one for the northern coast, and the second for Waimea Valley area. Super fun and kind of goofy - kind of like having a corny tour guide in your back seat (BE SURE TO BRING A CABLE TO PLUG YOUR PHONE INTO THE JACK IN OUR CAR - And download when you're attached to WIFI. #2 IF you're a foodie, sign up early for the Kauai Ono dinner - held just east of Princeville in an outdoor tent. Lovely food and such nice people BYOB with no corkage. #3 Hanai is a great little grocery store just north of Kapaa that features all island sourced foods (except for their great selection of wines and beer). If they have their turmeric sausage, GRAB SOME. It's fantastic! They also have pop up restaurant nights in their parking lots one or two Saturdays a month.

Have a fantastic time if you stay at the Palms. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dan and Beth, It was a pleasure meeting both of you! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. My husband was happy to buy a new BBQ for your vacation. We hope that you will chose to stay at Makale'a Palms again. Take Care! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Encinitas, CA

Beautiful Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so surprised as to how Beautiful Makale'a Palms truly is...The property is very tropical and private yet centrally located on the north shore close to great beaches and restaurants. The house has everything anyone would need for the perfect vacation in paradise...beautiful furnishings, linens and art. The kitchen is well equipped with nice pots, pans and chef knives. WE loved soaking in the large hot tub under the stars every night after many adventurous days. We enjoyed the steam shower also! Every morning we would enjoy our breakfast on the front lanai as we took in the beautiful property with all the palm trees. It is very secluded and peaceful. We will be returning again to stay in this beautiful home that made for a Perfect vacation on Kauai. Mahalo Doreen for providing us with a magical place to call home!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Erin, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. It was great to meet you and your husband and the fact that you two loved the home and property meant so much to me. I am glad to know that you booked your vacation already to stay at Makale'a Palms for next year. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Los Angeles, CA

The perfect home base

  • 5 of 5

There are many reasons why I will stay here again. First, I love the central location to my favorite areas of Kauai (I love to visit Hanalei and Kapa'a). If you like to spend your days in different spots, then you would love it too because it is a great base of operations for all of your adventures. Also, the privacy and seclusion was exactly what I was looking for. We also brought our two little ones with us (2 and 4 yrs old) and they loved the place as well. The open floor plan was perfect for them to run around and play with their toys, and if they wanted to watch some videos then WiFi was available. They also loved the HUGE lawn area where we kicked a ball around and run about. The hammock was a huge hit too. The hot tub under the stars was my favorite, along with the outdoor shower. The place also boasts a ton of useful stuff. The ice maker/blender were constantly in use (iced coffees, pina coladas, etc) and the beach gear (specifically the umbrella, cooler and boogie board) was a life saver. Finally, the generous gift basket awaiting us upon arrival was very welcome, laden with perfect snacks and a critical bag of fresh ground coffee.

We had an amazing family vacation and this place made it happen.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Justin, I greatly appreciate that you took the time to write a lovely review and that you had a wonderful vacation with your family at Makale'a Palms. When I designed the house my children were young so I wanted the house to be child friendly and the fact that it is secluded allows for children to run freely and play with out the parents worring that they will be disturbing any neighbors. I hope that you are able to return next year for another family vacation. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Lovely private home in Kilauea

  • 5 of 5

This was my very first time where I didn't stay in a hotel for a vacation. The home is so lovely. Beautiful wood floors, screen and covered lanai, hot tub ( very clean), tranquil yet right off Kuhio. Owners are around if you need anything but things are so well organized you likely won't. Kitchen well stocked with anything you would need to cook, outside gas grill, nice bed and bath linens. Beach chairs, good quality mask, snorkel and fins. Cable TV and some DVDs are there but didn't use much. Had good cell service there, wifi didn't seem great to me. I could join but didn't have service it seemed but that wasn't a big deal. Would stay again. Owner very responsive to emails when booking and during the lead up.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rob, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy I could give you a later check out. It was very sweet of you to leave the house very clean and to have laundered all towels and linens! We did not have internet service at our house either which happens but is rare. I hope you will return next year! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Mishawaka, IN

Welcome to Paradise:)

  • 5 of 5

Makale'a Palms is by far the most beautiful vacation home I've ever had the pleasure to stay. We love it so much that I can't imagine not coming back every year!! This was our third time staying at Makale'a Palms and words can't describe how much we love being there. I really love how much thought Shawn and Doreen have put into making our stay perfect. Often times you forget all the little things that you need or want on vacation like chairs, towels, coolers, snorkel gear, and boogie boards but Shawn and Doreen provide it all. This is the one vacation that I don't stress packing for because I know that everything we could ever want is waiting for us.

The house and property are absolutely stunning! Every year that we come back, it keeps getting better. I truly appreciate all the time and attention Shawn and Doreen put into making sure everything is perfect all the time! I love the privacy of the property and all the little things outside like the hot tub, shower, hammock, and the beautiful lanai to enjoy a peaceful breakfast and coffee in the morning!! The location couldn't be any better. It is close to all of our favorite beaches and restaurants. I could go on and on about this vacation home, but nothing can describe how perfect it truly is:) If you are on vrbo looking for the perfect place, you have found it!!! We are already planning our trip for 2017 and 2018:)

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jodie, Thank you for writing a review and for staying at Makale'a Palms again! It makes me very happy that you love the house and property so much that you don't want to stay any where else! Please let me know when you plan your vacation for next year and the dates you would like for block off on my calendar. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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San Diego/CA

The perfect house for an unforgettable vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time in Kauai and for sure the most enjoyable. This house has everything you need and you feel as if you were at home, but you are actually in Paradise! The Makale'a Palms is very well decorated, very clean and welcoming. There is no doubt the Murphy's want you to feel happy and you can tell by the fresh flowers that Mrs.Murphy will gracefully set for you on the tables. The bathroom a has large walking steam shower and there is an outdoor jacuzzi. Moreover, there are plenty of towels, beach chairs and several new sets of snorkeling gears. I had a great time with my friends at this wonderful house. I highly recommend it to anyone who want to spend an unforgettable time in Kauai.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Veronique, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy you were able to stay at Makale'a Palms and that you had an unforgettable vacation!!! Please come back next year and stay longer if you can. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Makale'a Palms is a wonderful place to have a wedding or special event! It is on three beautiful and tropical acres and is very private!


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