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

68 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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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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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Special Rate @ Beautiful Makale'a Palms...Book for one week & get one night free
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 77 reviews
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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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

We had searched and searched for the perfect place to stay for a week, as first time visitors to Hawaii, and in celebration of my retirement.

We never dreamed we would find the most perfect place of all!! But, Makale'a Palms was it!

The house is so beautiful, and so well-appointed. The Murphy's have truly thought of every possible creature comfort and more. The welcome basket was so generous and thoughtful, and delicious!

Enjoying our coffee, slowly, every morning on the beautiful lanai, is a soft and gentle memory we will forever cherish. Our many trips to the beaches were made simple and fun with all the very NICE beach gear: towels, chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and even a lovely basket to carry it all in. Ice chests, even! And, then, coming home to the huge steam shower and the wonderful outside (private, too, hee-hee) shower and hot tub were over the top! The bed upstairs is so comfortable, too. There isn't enough room to talk of all the "little" things like the magnifying mirror in the bathroom, robes, flashlights, fans in all rooms. On and on.....

My husband and I have nothing but good to say about this beautiful, private sanctuary. And, it was so close to beaches, and to the beautiful Kilauea Lighthouse, and really to anywhere we want per to go on the north and east shores. And the south and west side is just a small drive, we took it several times just to see as much of the island as possible.

We honestly found ourselves feeling sorry for anyone staying in condominiums or hotels (or even resorts) because this beautiful home was so delightful. It felt like home to us.

Simply paradise, simply perfect.

Mahalo, Doreen and Shawn, from the bottom of our hearts. You gave us a beautiful, beautiful week we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Laura, I greatly appreciate that you wrote such a lovely review...I got a bit teary eyed reading it! I am so very Happy to know that your first vacation to Kauai was a Wonderful experience and that I could provide a house that helped make your vacation one you will always remember. I hope that you can return someday soon! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Destination Wedding Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I honestly do not know where to begin when describing what an absolute pleasure it was to host my wedding at this property. First of all, Doreen is AMAZING as a host. She goes above and beyond to help ensure that your event and stay go smoothly.. From taking the time to personally print my wedding vows the morning of, to helping us book a last minute natural mosquito spray service for the tropical property the morning of our event. They are wonderful, knowledgeable hosts who want nothing more than for you to enjoy your event and your stay.

The house is in an amazing location, right off of the "highway" close to a handful of incredible beaches. You are totally secluded but centrally located to all activities! Perfect if you are hosting an event such as a wedding :) because your guests can stay in Princeville or Kilauea area. The property is lovely, well maintained and perfect for a small wedding or outdoor party. We had 35 guests but I think you could comfortably host a group of up to 75, maybe more! The grassy area around front is perfect for setting up a large tent, dance floor, bar and food. Many of the catering companies in the area have worked with Doreen and are familiar with the property, also helpful!

If you are looking at North Shore Kauai for a destination wedding and need a casual event property to host it, I highly encourage you to contact Doreen and consider this lovely property. As I have said, while the property sells itself, working with Doreen as your host is the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Deidre, I am so happy you had a wonderful wedding day at Makale'a Palms. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding photos. I was glad I could be of some assistance to you. I wish you a life time of great love and happiness! Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreeen
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  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our third stay (two and a half weeks) at Makale'a Palms! We love everything about this beautiful home! The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed to prepare our own meals. We ate most of our meals on the lanai. The home is very clean and we loved the great steam shower in the bathroom. The outdoor shower was great after a day at the beach and we loved having a hot tub outside to relax in the evening and enjoy the stars. The home is in a great location to enjoy the North side of the island. We were close to our favourite beach (Anini) and the towns of Kilauea and Hanalei. Thank you, Doreen and Shawn, for an awesome stay! We hope to return again! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Gail, It means so very much to mean that you came back to stay at Makale'a Palms for the third year in a row. I have tried to create a beautiful home for my guests to enjoy along with the seclusion and privacy. I hope you can return next year! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Mahalo Nui Loa, Doreen
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Honolulu, HI


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience! Tucked away in a beautiful and quiet location just a short drive to the beach. The rental was extremely nice and clean complete with gorgeous wood from floor to ceiling, a huge steam shower with comfy robes provided, as well as an outdoor shower (who doesn't like showering outside), and a full updated kitchen. It was very open and new with front sliding barn doors to really bring the outside in. The kitchen was a nice bonus and really came in handy. We went to the nearby Safeway for groceries and were able to cook our own meals. Pots, pans, and all the necessities were provided. We spent the nights playing games, watching movies, which were all provided, and relaxing in the hot tub under the stars was a perfect end to the day. The owners were so welcoming and gracious! There was nothing we needed that they didn't provide (beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ect). I've used other rentals and this was by far the best hospitality we have received. Best vacation thus far and cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am very happy you enjoyed your first vacation at Makale'a Palms and I hope you will be returning again very soon. Wishing you all the best! 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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Kauai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
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!

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