My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary and to get away from the city life, and I can safely say this was the most relaxing and exciting trip either of us had ever done. Such a beautiful and extremely private house with sea turtles and coral reefs directly in front on our private beach. We literally snorkeled everyday and explored our surroundings (tons of attractions/sight seeing very close by) - One could imagine, we were both very sad to leave. Managed to stay away (for the most part) from tourists and hiked up to and swam in the Hanakapi'ai Falls. I would recommend this house in a heartbeat as it not only gives you a beautiful, clean space to live and feel comfortable, but experiences for you to take away and remember for the rest of your life!
Makana Akua is a wonderful place to spend your well earned vacation. The home is beautifully furnished and decorated and very well stocked. You can see the ocean from the kitchen, living room, and bedroom, but you can't see into the home from the beach which makes it completely private. We walked down the beach most mornings to look for shells or snorkel at tunnels beach. There is even a shaved ice stand at the state beach that is within walking distance. The other direction down the beach is the Hanalei Colonial Resort and Mediterranean restaurant which serves delicious meals. The road in front of the house is a nice road for early morning walks or runs. It is a beautifully scenic approximately three mile windy stretch of road to the trailhead of the Napali Coast trail. Makana Akua is just far enough away from Hanalei Bay to feel remote and peaceful, but still close enough to go to the grocery store, shop, or grab a meal. It was the perfect location and home for a relaxing vacation for a family of four. We loved it!