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Makai Hale

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59-411 Pupu Place, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after finding out the B&B I had planned on was booked. Glad I did! This is a house with an elevated view overlooking the Pacific. Just awesome. The owners house is across the pool from a separate house with 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Peaceful place to sit on the lanai and watch the ocean. We stayed for... More 

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Makaihale, Owner Audrey Maluo at Makai Hale, responded to this review

Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii, We wanted to thank you for taking time to write a review of Makai Hale. We appreciated your positive comments and are happy to hear that you were able to have a relaxing, restful stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again when you are in our... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

When we found Makai Hale on line we looked at each other and said "This looks too good to be true--can it be this good?" It was!! After the hustle and crush of Oahu--Makai Hale was an oasis of calm and comfort. Audrey and Jerry had the vision and the talent to create a wonderful getaway. Her breakfasts are as... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this BNB for four nights and after the first day we wished we had booked this place for four more. Location: It is great, especially for the beaches and ocean view. The best two beaches we visited were #1 Mauna Kea (great for swimming and snorkeling, just get there 8am) and #2 Hapuna (15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Makai Hale Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights on our honeymoon. We couldn't have been happier with our stay! The place is absolutely stunning...located on a big hill overlooking the ocean. The unit we stayed in was spotless and comfortable. The bed was super comfortable, large bathroom, beautiful patio overlooking the beautiful scenery, pool,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were fortunate to have found and spent time at Makai Hale this past April. It is a wonderful place to stay for some quiet or as a base to explore the island. We managed to fit in a lot of both! The best thing about the place is Audrey and level of service she provides. That's saying a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed at Makai Hale for the last few nights of our vacation in Hawaii in August 2014, and boy, had we saved the best until last. I spent ages hunting for the perfect place to finish our trip in style - nice views, own pool, high up (daughter freaked by thought of midnight tsunamis!) and away from the tourist... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The B&B Makai Hale is ideally located to explore the northern and western part of Big Island like Pololu and Waipi’o Valley and beautiful Hapuna and Makalawena Beach. Audrey is a lovely host and runs this place with great passion. She provided us with an excellent self made breakfast which was different each day but always included tropical fruits and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This accommodation is located in a gated community, but features nice facilities and a beautiful location. The homemade breakfast was delicious each day, and the view out the window of our room was simply spectacular. We didn't spend much time in the pool or jacuzzi, but I would recommend doing so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was the last B&B I stayed during my stay on the big island. When I arrived, I was welcomed by Jerry and the first thing was, we watched the sunset and just talked. He showed me everything, gave me some tips on where to eat and where to go the next day. The room was very clean and had... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We spent two nights at Makai Hale in November 2012 and had a great time there. Booking and arrival were very easy, we could already leave our luggage there although we were too early for check-in time. As we wanted to go to the beach that day, we were able to borrow beach-mats, a cooler and beach towels (all in... More 

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