Hale Makai


Rates: $600 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Bed types: KQTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 129 reviews)
Hale Makai Beachfront Home located in Anahola on Kaua'i's north-east shore. Convenietly located between the towns of Kilauea to the north and Kapa'a to the east! Step out onto a sandy beach from your back door lanai in Anahola Bay, Kaua'i. We provide beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella and a small cooler for your use during your stay.
TAT ID: # TA-003-249-1520-01, TVNC#: 5065. On-island manager, Garden Island Properties LLC.

*Air Conditioned Home
*Complimentary Wifi and Cable TV
*Gas BBQ Grill & Outdoor Shower
*Pack n Play Crib and High Chair
* King, Queen, and 2 Twin Beds

This lovely Kaua`i vacation rental beach cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bath all on a beautiful sandy beach.
Primary bedroom has a new king bed with private bath, TV, and is situated on the ocean side of the house with a lanai door for easy beach combing access.

Second bedroom has a queen bed and shares the guest bath with 3rd bedroom that has 2 twin beds.
Full kitchen, dishwasher, complimentary high speed internet access, Cable TV, washer & dryer compliment this charming beach home right on serene Anahola Bay.

Hale Makai beachfront property location is easy driving to Waimea, Poipu, Lihue, Kapa`a to the east or Kilauea, Hanalei, Anini, Princeville and Haena to the north. Watch the moon rise and stars at night from your beachfront property!

Ocean views of beautiful Anahola Bay from your living, dining area, outdoor lanai and master bedroom. Take a sunset, sunrise or moon rise walk along beautiful crescent shaped Anahola Bay. You may even find a glass ball! Whales can be seen off shore from November through April. Outdoor shower provided for you!

Kalalea Mountain where the filming of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is right in your neighborhood.
Gas BBQ grill, beach chairs, cooler, beach umbrella and beach towels are provided.

Holiday Rates apply from 12/15 to 1/5 with a 14 night minimum stay. Please call Garden Island Properties for holiday inquiries.
Due to proximity to the ocean, Hale Makai is a transient vacation rental located in the tsunami evacuation zone. Registration Number: 480130020000, GE-003-249-1520-01, TA-003-249-1520-01

Hale Makai Reviews



Maureen B.
November 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed our stay at the beach front home with the ocean at your doorstep. We were able to enjoy various water activities in our own private space. As others have mentioned, there are rocks in the water, but we wore water shoes, which we needed in most of Kauai. It was easy to rinse the shoes outside and leave them to dry.The inside accomodations were roomy for 3 couples and the lanai was a comfortable spot to spend the evening and avoid the sun at it's peak. I would absolutely recommend this property.


Christopher O.
September 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Property needs to be cleaned throughly inside and outside. All the windows and screens were cakeda ml with dust and dirty. The ceiling fans are all completely dirty, left over food was found between the couch and Coffee table. Towels were wet and folded nicely. The location is beautiful and views of the ocean amazing. I questioned why almost everything outside was chained and locked outside and every window had wooden dowels until someone came onto the property and stole personal belongings from the backyard and tossed the ladder that was leaning against a palm tree into the bushes near by and anything not chained together. There is a homeless camp a few houses down to the left and a large homeless camp on Anahola bay beach to the right, Read the reviews of that beach. The management offered to have the house cleaned but I prefer to check into somewhere clean before I arrive and not have to have it cleaned while I’m there. After notifying them of things going missing and things being tossed about in the backyard, They suggested I use all the window dowels at night to be safe... and to make a police report. Not something you want to do while on vacation. I cannot recommend this location my wife was scared to leave, worried about sleeping at night. If things weren’t stolen, the house was cleaned, and homeless camps weren’t on either side I would stay again.


Bob D.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great - everything was as advertised. House was in great shape, beach access was great and beach was better than pictures! Plan on coming back.


Joseph G.
August 2023
The house was just as advertised . Excellent location right on the beach . Watched sunrise every morning sipping a cup of coffee. House was well stocked with all needed supplies plus beach chairs. Would definitely stay again !!!


Elizabeth P.
May 2023
This house is exactly as shown on the website. If you are looking for quiet, this is where you want to be, it's not a tourist town, it's a quiet residential neighborhood. The kitchen had everything you need to cook, the rooms are air conditioned for sleeping. The beach is very private and it's a great walking beach, the ocean is a bit rocky in front of the house but you can find some sandy spots to go in and most of the time there was hardly anyone on the beach. We would absolutely stay here again.


Ellen P.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My family loved this home! From the unique furnishings to the spacious bedrooms to the well-appointed kitchen. The Beach accessories included snorkel equipment, beach towels, beach chairs - just about anything you could want. And the location was hard to beat. Direct access to a nice beach with lots of rocks as well for exploring the tidepools.


Sylvan K.
May 2023
The house is the perfect location if you want a quiet beach. The outside patio is the best spot to have a glass of wine during a quick rain. We had a beautiful time here and really enjoyed it. The location makes it easy to get to bigger towns but still away enough it didn’t feel crowded.


steve n.
April 2023
The property and location are perfect. The house has everything you need and more. The communication with the property management company is smooth and very responsive. The office checked in halfway through our visit to ask how things were going; we have never experienced that communication with any company previously. We plan to return to this property.


Reena R.
April 2023
Views and access to the beach were excellent. House amenities were good as well (though did not have a stock of snorkels, floaters and such like many other VRBO homes) Unfortunately the house had a lingering bad odor which cannot be ignored. Had hoped to enjoy the house along with ‘private’ beach access but had to get out to avoid the smell.


Michele D.
March 2023
Beautiful house on the beach. Had coffee every morning and watched the sunrise. Well-equipped house away from it all. Location was perfect.


Sarah M.
March 2023
We stayed for just about a week and the whole experience was magical. Being able to walk to the beach right from the back door without even needing to put shoes on was a real treat and my kids loved getting to search for geckos in the gorgeous yard. The house itself is lovely, spacious, and very clean. The kitchen is well stocked, the bathrooms are updated, it is overall just a lovely home. The property managers are responsive and helpful and the whole check-in process is a breeze. We will definitely be back here!


Renie W.
March 2023
House was great Beach just steps away But needed dresser for unpacking had to bring coffee table in to hold suitcases


Jennifer F.
March 2023
This place was exactly what we were looking for, to be away from resorts and crowds. We walked and/or swam the beach/bay every day and rarely saw anyone else. The rental is beautiful and had tons of beach towels, which is the only extra we were looking for. It does have AC in the bedrooms but we didn't need it.


Emily L.
February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was wonderful. The location was secluded and relaxing and accommodated 6 adults easily. The kitchen is setup will anything you might need and the BBQ was an added bonus.My only negative would be the beds. All of them could use an upgrade. We had a few hiccups and reached out to the property managers and they were resolved right away. The communication is prompt and positive.


Sue M.
January 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a glorious and peaceful 5 days in this beautiful bungalow on the beach. We had had to cancel in May so this was a late honeymoon and First wedding Anniversary trip for us and Garden Island worked with us for the new dates. We loved the house it had everything we needed, it was incredibly comfortable and the location amazing - Garden Island Properties were communicative with any and all info we needed. We can't wait to go back.


Allison P.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This house was magical and everything our family needed! The home was clean and perfectly stocked with everything you will need for an amazing vacation. The beach was perfect for families with little ones and the ocean is literally your back yard. We LOVED our stay!


da d.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We could not have asked for a better place to vacation with out of town guests. Very clean and comfortable, right on the beach, centrally located between Kapaa Town and Princeville/North Shore, with all the amenities you would need for a relaxing Hawaiian vacation. The beach gear (chairs, umbrella, beach towels, cooler) came in very handy and we enjoyed bbqing on the grill out back, lounging in the backyard overlooking the ocean, having meals or coffee on the back lanai, morning walks down the road and on the beach. Do not look any further, this property will not disappoint and is a new family favorite. We will be back!


Jesse O.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This place is great and I loved staying here. The home is very clean and cozy. The beach is so close but be careful with the ocean, it's very strong. the shore is sandy but after that the entire area is rocky, so wear water shoes. Recommend booking directly from website with Garden Island Properties. It is user friendly and save a little bit of money then using Airbnb or VRBO. Plus the the company is responsive and has been in business for along time.


John W.
November 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed here for one week while in Kauai and loved every minute of it. The house is as advertised...literally steps to the beach. The clean beach front home had a fully equipped kitchen along with some cooking spices. The house was well supplied with bedding, towels, shampoo, beach chairs and cooler. The washer and dryer were a bonus. It was a great location to explore the center to the north of the island. The check in/ check out procedures were very detailed and easy to follow and any questions were answered in a timely manner. The best part of this house was being able to walk outside your back door to an almost private beach for daily sunrises, long walks and watching ghost crabs. At first we were concerned about the a/c only available in the bedrooms, but found that using the dehumidifier and leaving the windows closed in the main part of the house on humid days to be comfortable. We enjoyed the non touristy area, the natural beauty, the trails, the neighbors and smoothies at Moala Sunrise Juice Bar. We would highly recommend


sally l.
October 2022
This house is nothing short of AMAZING! The owners thought of everything to make our stay perfect! The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly need and the house was spotlessly clean. Our own slice of paradise on an island that is truly beautiful. The sunrises, moonrises and our own little beach for a week were the icing on the cake. We would definitely stay here again! Mahalo for sharing your beautiful home with us! The Lambert’s and Martin’s


Margaret W.
October 2022
The beach front location was lovely and peaceful. We enjoyed watching the stunning sunrises/sunsets right in the backyard. The house had everything we needed and was a good central location for adventuring around the island.


KRISTINE L.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved the house and the central location of Anahola. We would definitely stay again and would recommend the property to friends. Anahola is a quite beach and area. You will need a car when staying in Anahola.


R Nicholas N.
September 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed at Beachfront Hale Makai 5 Times, every Time has been a wonderful experience and the house and beach are immaculate, and the Property Management’ Company, Garden Island Properties, Customer Service & Communication another 5 Stars, will rent again! Mahalo!


Elisa W.
September 2022
My mom is ill and I'm embarrassed to say she has been wanting to go to Kauai for over 30 years! It's taken us way too long to grant her wish. My parents are too old to travel alone so my husband and I finally took the time. She told me she wanted to stay in a house! So this is what we picked. It was absolutely amazing! Picturesque views and the beach was right in our backyard. They loved every minute of it!! Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home. I can't wait to go back!!


Kathryn J.
September 2022
We loved it!


Shannon L.
July 2022
Pictures do not do Hale Makai justice! We were only steps away from the beach. The property is completely secluded by the lush landscape & trees, which also made great shade while relaxing in the Adirondack chairs or hammock. We had a sandy beach just steps below the small hill. My parents are in their 70’s & had no problems getting down to the water. There was a reef surrounding the area which made for calm waves & easy swimming & snorkeling . The location is the best. We were only about 20 minutes from the nearest town, but had the privacy that made us feel as if we had Kauai all to ourselves. The house was well kept, clean & roomy. It was truly paradise found! We loved our stay there & will never forget it!


Hank S.
June 2022
We enjoyed our stay. just what we were looking for. quiet and right on the beach. little warm in areas of house without AC but tolerable.


Andrea G.
April 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Gorgeous home and gorgeous location. We'll definitely book again.


Julie S.
March 2022
The property and location were perfect for our adult family. Lots of snorkeling in the area for experienced swimmers. Lush and lovely! The waves can be pretty strong, so not perfect swimming for littles, but for our adult group, it couldn’t have been better. House has everything you need. The lanai is the place to be as the main part of home can get quite toasty. We would definitely stay here, again.


Jan W.
March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our fourth or fifth stay at Hale Makai. The house is always immaculate and so well-appointed. The quiet location on Anahola Bay is perfect. We keep returning even though the cost is very high.


Matt G.
March 2022
You truly get what you pay for. Steps from the beach. Updated and modern house. Plenty of space for multiple people. Every accessory and item you might possibly need. Just a phenomenal experience and time.


Linda B.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We are long time vacation renters with Garden island Properties, usually in Kapaa. This was our 1st time at this property and it surely won't be our last! It is a lovely home in the most beautiful, private setting. The amenities are great and the sight and sounds a bit of heaven on earth. Being able to walk on a quiet beach, eat all our meals sitting on lanai while watching the sun rise, moon rise and then be able to hop on the car and head North or 10 minutes to town for a bit of shopping. Already planning our next trip!


DJ F.
January 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect from start to finish, communication with Garden Island properties prior to and during stay was great, property, very clean, completely equiped, location directly on beach and feels very private.


Tara C.
December 2021
Hale Makai was the PERFECT home away from home for our family of 4. We had never been to Kauai and wanted to stay somewhere that had easy access to both the North and South beach areas. This home was the perfect solution. We also loved how secluded it felt while being close to great activities. We would certainly book it again!


Ryan J.
November 2021
Great house and location. Just needs better couch and beds



October 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We couldn’t have picked a better place to stay. Quiet neighborhood away from tourist resorts. We walked out the back door through the yard to the beach every morning to watch the sun rise.


Emily H.
October 2021
We had an amazing time at this property. It was clean and the perfect size for our group of 5. The master bed was very comfortable and I slept great after playing in the beautiful ocean all day!


Leesa W.
September 2021
This is a very special property. The neighborhood of Anahola, between Kapaa and Princeville, offers the best of both worlds for those seeking a stay offering the perfect blend of access to attractions but also the complete privacy and solitude needed to truly unwind. Special attention (so rare in 95% of vacation rentals) has been paid to make Hale Makai feel like home. Of course the oceanfront setting is the main draw, but other features really make it the perfect vacation rental. A smart layout providing privacy of space for two couples or a family, gorgeous Hawaiian style furniture, Sonos sound system throughout, fully stocked kitchen with plenty of colorful Fiestaware dishes and a vintage blender powerful enough to actually do the job, air conditioned bedrooms with unbelievably comfortable beds outfitted with luxury linens, push this place over the top. Can I mention the light fixtures?!? Many people could probably care less—but those of us that think lighting is essential to a cool space—will love Hale Makai. The property manager, Garden Isle Properties, really have their act together. One of the best. I'll end with a common vacation rental trope and one suggestion: 1. The pictures do not do this place justice. 2. While I agree with other reviewers that the BBQ is problematic in its current condition, PLEASE do not replace it with a cheap and (soon to be rusty) big box store grill. Just give it some much needed maintenance. It's just one of the many, many details that add to the magic that is Hale Makai! 1.


Matthew R.
September 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This property was perfectly situated and offered the most perfect location to relax and enjoy what Kauai has to offer : sun, tranquility and aloha. The beaches were divine and the house felt like a home. Don’t forget to go zip lining and fly - Koloa Zipline rock !!!


Sacha D.
August 2021
This property is well maintained and the communication with Garden Island is top notch. Everything we could hope for was included. We even had a 3-day Risk gaming going on the lanai. The beach is quiet and private - perfect sunrises. We used the air mattress (included) so all the kids could sleep in the same room. We would rent this property again!


Desmond C.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We really appreciated the extra amenities like the extra plates and very nice Tommy Bahama beach chairs. The only negative thing I would mention is the uncomfortable living room-kitchen area. There really needs to be some kind of a/c unit for this area as well as a blind for the window in front of the dining room table as the morning/afternoon sun lets in a lot of heat.


jeff n.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: everything was perfect. the only disappointment was the dilapidated outdoor grill. will be back


Donna B.
June 2021
We had the beach to ourselves and the snorkeling was excellent. I walked the mile beach most mornings and it never got boring. The house is very well stocked and had everything we needed. It was clean and perfect for our vacation. I can’t say enough about this house. I would come back in a heartbeat. Perfection at it’s best.


Susan G.
June 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved the location of this island home and the direct beach access. Daily sunrise walks on the beach were our favorite part of this location. It is in a lovely neighborhood and a popular Juice Hale is just a mile away that makes for a most convenient breakfast or lunch stop. The biggest downside of the property is that there is no air conditioning in the kitchen/dining/living room area. Nor is there a screen door on the front door so even with the ceiling fans running and the lanai door open to its screens, on days when there is little or no sea breeze the main section of the house becomes unbearably hot like an oven. Luckily we only had one day of that kind of heat without a breeze and we spent all our time either out of the house or in the air conditioned bedroom.It's worth noting that the lanai photo in the property listing is of furniture (with red upholstery)that has been replaced. They really should update that photo. One other note for those who plan on staying there. If you arrive at night, look for the house on the right with a fenced in wooden wall. The rental house is right after that fencing near the end of that section of road. The house number is difficult to see at night.


Chris L.
June 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My family had a wonderful stay in this property. Well equipped and ideal location.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.