Hanalei Makai Hale
On Kauai's North Shore
Hanalei Makai Hale
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Wake up in a Hanalei postcard at this extraordinary 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom beach home.

You may think you’re still dreaming when you open your eyes to picture-perfect views of Hanalei’s lush greenery and vivid blue skies outside your bedroom windows. Located in a residential stretch of ocean-view Weke Road, this upscale 2,600-square-foot home sits among North Shore estates valued in the tens of millions.
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Tucked into a tropical grove, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is a quick stroll from the velvet sand and gentle surf of Hanalei Bay. In the distance, look for the serpent-shaped mountain that inspired the song, “Puff the Magic Dragon.” You’re also easy walking distance to Hanalei’s charming downtown. There you’ll find everything from artisan coffee and chocolate, to sophisticated, healthy cuisine, to classic island cocktails at the iconic Tahiti Nui, a favorite local lounge and a location for the George Clooney film, “The Descendants.”

At the home we call Hanalei Makai Hale, you'll be immersed in beauty, indoors and out. Ascend the stairs to arrive at a custom, beveled-glass door that hints at the treasures inside. The foyer's impressive glass sea sculptures introduce the carefully curated art collection, including original island paintings, carvings and tile work. The breezy lanais (what some call the covered porches) will beckon you outdoors into comfy chairs for morning Kona coffee, an afternoon lilikoi fruit smoothie or chilled wine at sunset, the better to watch the sky turn vivid crimson.

The completely updated home's open floor plan encourages an easy flow between the kitchen, living room and dining room. Numerous lanai sliding glass doors and louvered windows welcome cooling trade winds and filtered daylight. Spacious bedrooms on opposite wings provide ample privacy for groups of couples, friends or families of up to six people.

You may need to draw straws to select bedrooms. The master suite has a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, dressing area, adjoining bathroom and access to the backyard lanai. From the front guest room’s queen bed and private lanai, you can gaze at the ocean or every-shade-of-green terrain. The second guest bedroom offers cozy quiet and two twin beds that can convert to a king.

On the breakfast bar, find a gift basket of local artisan chocolate, Hawaiian spices and discount coupons that will ease your introduction to favorite Kauai treats and adventures—ice cream, bike rentals and a catered dinner. Outside, borrow the boogie boards and beach toys, or treat yourself to a hot-water rinse in the enclosed open-air shower.

In no time, you’ll be living like a local, stocking up on impossibly fresh sushi and shopping the farmers markets for exotic fruits and vegetables that you stash in the Sub-Zero refrigerator. With a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chefs, you’ll be turning out quick meals on the barbecue gas grill with ease.

In anticipation of our guests’ every need, the electronic front door locks require no keys to pick up, share or return. The kitchen is fully stocked with shopping bags, basic seasonings and cleaning supplies. The laundry room features an oversized washer, dryer and large pantry. Ease into adventures on land and water, guided by our booklet that lists favorite excursions, restaurants and shopping destinations. Throughout the home, labels and instructions ease familiarity with the house and appliances. You won’t lack for indoor entertainment with a large flat-screen television and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Inside and out, you’ll find the kind of cushiony furnishings that cradle you after a long day of surfing, swimming, hiking or power-shopping. Though the home is designed and maintained to five-star hotel standards, the inviting atmosphere and casual decor ultimately relaxes every guest into a blissful island existence. Why don’t you see for yourself?

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You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules
  • Children allowed
  • No pets
  • No events
  • No smoking
  • Max guests: 6
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
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  • Master BR - 1 King
  • Guest BR - 1 King
  • Guest BR - 2 Twins (can be converted to King)
Home Essentials
  • Ceiling Fans Throughout
  • Portable floor fans
  • Bed & Bath Linens
  • Hair Dryer (2)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV/Cable
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • DVD Player
  • Floor Safe
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully Equipped for Cooking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Tea Kettle
  • Garbage Disposal
Outdoor Living
  • Mountain Lanai w/seating
  • Ocean Lanai (Dining)
  • Grill/BBQ (Gas)
  • Guest BR private Lanai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Foot shower (in Outdoor shower)
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs/Beach Towels
  • Driveway Parking
  • Ocean view
  • Mountain view

    $635 per night
April, 2024
In late April my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with our 2 daughters and their husbands in the lovely home, Hanalei Makai Hale. It is a beautiful, very clean, well-appointed house in a fantastic location. We appreciated the artwork, attractive furniture, well-supplied kitchen, very comfortable beds and ESPECIALLY the multiple lanais where we spent much of our meal and relaxing time. Each bedroom has its own personal lanai besides the large one where we enjoyed our meals at the nice, big table. Because it is situated behind another house there is very little road noise and the beautiful and well-placed tropical landscaping plants make for nice privacy still allowing for a glimpse of the Bay and surf from one lanai. The access to Pavilion Beach Park on Hanalei Bay is a 5-minute walk - so convenient! Some of our group thoroughly enjoyed surfing near the Hanalei Pier as well as by Pavilion Beach Park. Access to the charming Hanalei village was about a 10-minute walk. To summarize: beautiful, clean, comfortable, private, GREAT lanais, accessible. It was also our home base for us to experience the many interesting Kauai sights and foods to try. We loved it. It was perfect!
March, 2024
5/5 Excellent
We had a wonderful time at this lovely home in Hanalei. The kitchen was perfectly stocked for cooking meals. The beds were comfy and the home had plenty of towels and other beach supplies. We could walk to town or the beach at any time and never had to worry about parking. Great location! Look forward to visiting again.
December 22, 2023
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We love Hanalei and this is our second time staying in your house. It is the perfect location. We love being able to walk to the beach and the town. We surfed and boogie-boarded every day. This is a beautiful house in a spectacular place. Mahalo
November 6, 2023
Mahalo nui loa for making this home a comfortable and well-suited place for us to start and end our days. We enjoyed each day at the beach and were so grateful for the amenities provided to help elevate our experience. The kids spent hours upon hours riding the waves on the boogie boards that you provided EVERY SINGLE DAY. We had everything that we needed and more here. And quiet mornings on the two lanais were nice, too.
August 2, 2023
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. What a magical trip. We enjoyed every single minute! From our morning swims to our evening swims to the wonderful food and activities Hanalei offers, we couldn’t have asked for a better trip. We definitely plan on coming back next year.
July 11, 2023
We have enjoyed our time in Hanalei. The house is perfectly located to the beach and the town. All of the house amenities are greatly appreciated. We can’t wait to come back and enjoy more.
December, 2023
10/10 Excellent
Great floor plan, open concept, high end kitchen appliances and fans in every room including outside. 1 minute walk to beach and central location in Hanalei to shops etc. A fantastic vacation for the family.
Dec 7, 2023
A week at Hanalei Makai Hale
This is an amazing place right near the Pavillions beach. It's set back from the road. Nice and quiet except for the roosters of course. The house was very clean and well- furnished and nicely maintained and decorated. The landscaping is beautiful. The outdoor shower has plenty of hot water. Internet connection and smart TV were both good. There were six of us (3 couples) and we had plenty of room and private spaces. The house had everything you need for a good time at the beach - umbrellas, sand chairs, two soft top surfboards, boogie boards, sand toys and a cart to pull stuff to the beach. It's a short walk into Hanalei Town for restaurants and entertainment. We liked the large well-equipped kitchen. We had everything we needed except for a large pot. We called the property management company and they quickly had one delivered. I highly recommend Hanalei Makai Hale. We would love to return again next year.
Jun 8, 2023
5/5 Excellent
This house was clean and quiet, had great airflow, was in a great location. And, it had three equally nice bedrooms with beds large enough for couples, which can be very hard to fine.
May 19, 2022
5/5 Excellent
We loved our stay at Hanalei Makai Hale and plan to book again as soon as possible. The home is very comfortable and well laid out with great attention to all the little details and misc. supplies (cling wrap, zip lock bags, laundry detergent, etc.) The kids were so excited to be a short walking distance to Hanalei Beach and boogie boarding. The outdoor shower is great for after beach clean-up. We can't wait to stay again!
Sep 19, 2023

Heaven on Earth
This place is best described as Heaven on Earth! We enjoyed our stay very much. Kept busy enjoying the sights, Waimea Canyon, Na Pali coast, helicopter ride, hiking,. All very spectacular. For me it was the smaller things that stole my heart such as starting my day with a morning jog on the beach and a dip in the ocean. So glad there were yoga mats at the house. I got to start and end each day with relaxing yoga on the outside balcony while enjoying the views of the mountains and the sounds of the ocean.. We were a family of 6 adults and 1 toddler. The house was large enough and the room and balcony layout gave everyone enough space to spread out. The house also has plenty of sand /beach toys to enjoy. I can’t wait to go back!
May 24, 2023

This house was clean and quiet, had great airflow, was in a great location. And, it had three equally nice bedrooms with beds large enough for couples, which can be very hard to fine. Kauai Vacation Rentals is the best!
Apr 20, 2023
Location location location

Perfect location, lots of beach toys. The home was clean with decks off every room. Master separated from other bed and baths so perfect for our extended family.
Stayed January 2023
Once again my friends and I have had a wonderful stay in Hanalei. I am starting to feel like the KVR team and the owners are old friends. And housecleaner and the entire maintenance team are wonderful as well. We are so appreciative of everything the owners do behind the scenes to make the house and our stay perfect.
Peter D
Published December 10, 2022
If you haven't being to Hanalei Bay before, it's probably the most beautiful place on Earth. We stayed at Hanalei Makai Hale for 18 days in Nov/Dec 2022 with my two young children, and our parents. The house was perfect for our needs!! Three very sound-proof bedrooms with comfortable beds and clean linens. It also has a beautiful central living space with an open concept and vaulted ceilings. Although the house is close to adjacent properties, it is surrounded by beautiful flowering trees, and it feels like you are in the jungle. You can be sitting on the back lanai with nice views of the mountains. And the front lanai has a large outdoor table for dinner. We comfortably had friends over to our place for dinner. It is a 2 minute walk to Pavilion Beach Park, and a 10-minute walk up to the Hanalei Pier at Black Pot Beach --- which is a great calm beach even during high surf on the winter. Great access for surfing (either at the Point, the pier or at Pine Trees). It is less than a 10-minute walk to the center of Hanalei town. So it was great to be able to walk to the food trucks and shopping. The owners were so generous! They left a Thanksgiving dinner in the fridge for us. It was a lovely gesture. There are also tons of beach accessories at the rental - Tommy Bahama beach chairs, two soft-top surf boards, boogie boards, a kid's wagon, buckets, shovels and other beach toys. This was a really nice perk for us!! The staff at Kauai vacation rentals were good to deal with. When one of the fans stopped working, they had it fixed the next day! Overall - I would highly recommend staying here without hesitation. The only negatives: 1. Water pressure is low from all taps (this may be similar at other rentals). 2. Kitchen pots/pans could use replacing. 3. Kauai is very expensive (especially for Canadians). Although i think compared to other comparable properties, Hanalei Makai Hale is great
Stayed Jul 2022
Perfect for our family of five The house is across the street from 2-mile-long Hanalei Bay, one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen. There are wrap-around lanais, interior and exterior fans, and walls of windows and sliding doors that keep the home cool, so we did not miss air conditioning. We enjoyed walks on the beach each morning and relaxing on the back lanai with views of the lush mountains every evening. The small town, with a few bars, restaurants and shops, was also walking distance. Tip: For groceries, if you can’t hit Costco by the airport, opt for Foodland in Princeville rather than Big Save Market in Hanalei for quality and variety. The house itself was clean, well-designed and comfortable. And the owners were FABULOUS. Thank you again, David and Karen, for the special birthday gift for my dad's 80th. If we are lucky enough to return to Kauai one day, this is where we will stay.
Stayed Jun 2022
5/5 stars
We have visited Kauai several times and this is by far one of our favorite homes we’ve stayed in. The house was clean and very comfortable. I was a little bit concerned that it did not have air-conditioning, but the house was nice and breezy! The house is surrounded by beautiful vegetation and the views were just amazing!! We felt like we were in a tree house! We spent a lot of time on the lanais, which were always shady and had plenty of breeze! The beach and restaurants are just minutes away! We love Hanalei and we love this house! Will definitely be back.
Norma M.
Stayed Mar 2022
We had the most magical stay! The house was perfect for our family of five. Our kids range from 11 to 18 years and this will go down as one of our best family vacations ever. We spent 3 days in Maui and then came to spend a week in Kauai on the north shore. My husband and I honeymooned here in Princeville 20 years ago and we were so excited to share it with our kids. It was important to us that we went somewhere not overwhelmed by tourists and somewhere where we could walk to the beach and also to amenities when needed. Hanalei is so charming and filled with the nicest people. We enjoyed meeting many of the shop and restaurant owners and even hung with some on the beach! We loved how the entire house could open up for the fresh ocean breezes and the sounds of the island all accompanied by gorgeous views. We did not miss air conditioning or electronics! We hiked, swam, snorkeled, kayaked, boogie boarded and more! We ate the most amazing local food at the food trucks and restaurants. We found the best little gifts and honey at the Saturday Farmer's Market. We read and napped on the amazing lanais. Also kayaking on the Wailua (Kayak Wailua) with the hike to the stunning waterfall. We did not want to go home! The house had everything we needed. Thank you for sharing this special place. It was just what we needed after two years of the pandemic and before my oldest goes off to college. We will be back!
Stayed Feb 2022
This home is exquisite! There is nothing missing, nothing forgotten. It is perfect.
5 Stars
The home is so beautiful, its designed perfectly. Master bedroom/bath on one end, two rooms 1 bath on the other. Completely stocked kitchen , dining room, living room in the middle. Outdoor dining, bbq, deck completely around it. You can watch the sunrise on one side of the house and the sunset on the other. Our party of 6 cooked most meals, the kitchen was great. Washer/dryer super convenient. 3 minute walk to the beach, towels, mats, chairs, goggles, umbrellas are downstairs to use. 5 minute walk to town. We celebrated my 60th birthday with family, it was the best birthday week ever. The pictures do not do this beautiful home justice, it is just awesome!
Stayed May 2021
This was a great house just 2 minutes from the beach with every amenity you could want. It did get warm during the day but the house cooled down quickly at night with the windows opened. The location was ideal, very near the beach, and a 10 minute walk to lots of restaurants and shops. Overall we loved the house, would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
We have had the best holiday in beautiful Hanalei. We have felt so at home here in your very comfortable and well appointed house. We love walking into town to the lovely restaurants and shops and feeling like a local. The beach was an easy walk across the road and we appreciated your beach chairs and umbrellas. A bike would just top it off. We will definitely be back and will refer your home and Kauai Vacation rentals to our Aussie friends and family. The whole booking process and communication was outstanding. Thank you
Ben R.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fabulous home walking distance to the beach and town - This was exactly what we were looking for when we booked this home. We wanted to be able to drive as little as possible and walk to the beach and town ~ this house did not the disappoint. The home was clean and spacious (there were 5 of us) and the kitchen was awesome, updated with everything we needed.
Marcy G.
Danville, CA
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Fabulous Stay - Our family had an amazing time in Hanalei. The house was less than five minutes from the beach, which the kids just loved. Cute little town, activities all over the island if you feel like driving a little ways. Very, very relaxing and the food we had was decent too. I would come back in a heartbeat!
Stefanie S.
San Francisco, CA
Monday, August 19, 2019
Perfect location beautiful home - We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Great location, lots of space and clean. Will definitely go back!
Mary K.
Bend, OR
Friday, July 12, 2019
Paradise in Hanalei - This home had everything you could need. Close to ocean without being home on a main road.
Christine B.
Farmers Branch, TX
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Perfect in every way, we have finally found the perfect spot - After a dozen years of staying on the North Shore in a variety of different settings, we have finally found the perfect spot. We will return here again and again!
Julie L.
Woodland Hills, CA
Monday, April 1, 2019
Awesome House Perfectly Located on Hanalei Bay - My family had a wonderful time at the house over spring break. The house is located near the public beach access to Hanalei and walking distance to downtown Hanalei. Parking easily accommodated our 2 SUVs and there was plenty of street parking. The house is very roomy which was great for my 4 year old daughter to run around. I prefer renting a house over a hotel room when you have kids because there is so much more space. On the first level under the house, there are beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, and beach umbrella that we took with us on the beach (plenty of beach towels in the house as well). Hanalei Bay is shaped like a crescent and very forgiving for catching waves so I had a blast boogie boarding (I wish I brought my boogie boarding fins from home). The beach is also gorgeous and I enjoyed just sitting on the beach with a beer. The house has 3 bedrooms with a very large master bedroom with a private bath and walk in closet. The two other rooms are smaller but have ocean views. There are decks surrounding the house and we spent many hours drinking wine and other fine beverages as we watched the waves on the beach or marveled at waterfalls on the mountain when it rained. There are plenty of umbrellas at the house so there is no need to bring them from home (it does rain a lot). The house is very nicely furnished with all the comforts of home. You just need to buy food and drink from Foodland in Princeville (we made the mistake of getting a ton of stuff at Costco and ended up leaving most of it unfinished). A lot of small necessities were already at the house (bug spray, laundry supplies, zip lock bags, etc.).

There are plenty of food trucks to try out in Hanalei (the Garlic Shrimp at Trucking Delicious is fantastic) and some hip and trendy restaurants that are open late (Bar Acuda was our favorite place to have dinner).

Kauai Vacations Rentals (KVR) was great. They have a concierge service that will make arrangements for you. Sherri Orr spent time with me to understand what we wanted to do and booked us a helicopter adventure with Sunshine Helicopters (which I highly recommend) and VIP front row seats to the Luau Makaiwa.

Overall, the Hanalei Makai Hale was a great experience for my family and we plan to return in the future.
Allen S.
Los Angeles
Monday, July 2, 2018
I would definitely recommend this property! - This is a gorgeous home conveniently located across the street from Hanalei Bay. It is within walking distance of the Pavilion, the pier and the quaint Hanalei town. This home is well-maintained with recently painted interior and beautifully remodeled bathrooms. It has 3 lanais (balconies) which open to the interior with sliding glass doors and windows providing spectacular views of Hanalei Bay, the lush Na Pali coast and the front garden. The high vaulted ceilings and long granite counter opens the kitchen to the dining and living room areas and accommodates a larger group comfortably. I would definitely recommend this property!
S. Stiles
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Man, this place was great. All the amenities. - The property was wonderful inside and out. We spent soo much time out on the deck. (decks all around) One night we grilled steaks on the deck. Hanalei was very nice, with all the little shops and restaurants to chose from. Easy walk to downtown, or the beach. Convenient outdoor shower for when you return from the beach. Soo much to do and see on the island we couldn't do it all in our nine days. Looks like we need to go back.
Bill H.
Tempe, AZ