Two Tropical Cottages with Beach Access






"It's been a lovely and too short 4 -nite stay at Hale Iki & Meli Meli Cottages. Together, the 2 cottages worked perfectly for our family of 4 in one and grandpa and grandma in the other!! Being of Japanese and Chinese ancestry and raised on the Big Island, I loved your blue and white china, fabrics, Asian/Hawaiian themes. Someone has a great eye for beautiful things & design. Mahalo."

Pat & Ron, Minneapolis, MN

"Our first visit to Kauai has been a memorable one! We loved exploring your beautiful little island and returning to our cozy cottage each night to relax and plan our next day. Thanks for all of the special touches that helped us feel so 'at home' "

Shirley & Trevor, Salt Spring Island, Canada

"I don't think the hospitality and accommodations have even been better then anywhere we've been! Kudos to Jeff & Ross!"

Kevin & Julie, Prior Lake, MN

"Such an amazing place! Restful to heart, body and soul!! We loved being here in the charming and cozy Hale Iki Cottage. Thanks so much to Jeff & Ross for being such great hosts and for creating this magic place!! We will definitely be back!!"

Caye & Tom, Sebastopol, CA

"The decor and touches in design are "sensational". We "get" it! Every detail, from the armories, the Asian theme, the photos, fabrics - please come to Santa Fe and redo our home...the attention to detail is to be celebrated. Would that other interiors could be as unique. A true find!"

Lynne & Dan, Santa Fe, NM

"What a perfect place on a wonderful island, only half-a-world away from our home in Prague! We only wish we could stay longer."

David & Marek, Prague, Czech. Republic

"What were we thinking! When we booked our stay on Kauai, we thought it would be best to spend a few nights in various parts of the island. How we wish we had stayed our Entire time at 17 Palms. The location was perfect and the cottage was adorable. Thank you for a lovely stay!"

Susan & Kevin, Sequim, WA

"When planning trips like this - over the internet - I look through lots of sites and pictures for something that "speaks" to me. 17 Palms "spoke" to me and I was not disappointed. I felt comfortable immediately. Thank you."

Nancy, Hoboken, NJ

"Nine days is not enough! We had everything we needed here at felt immediately at home. We went to about ten different beaches all over the island, some hikes, and loved kayaking up the Wailua River. We couldn't have asked for anything more. This is probably the best place I've stayed and I have traveled much! "

Laura & Will, Oakland, CA

"17 Palms has been the perfect little paradise for us. It's a secret little hide-away in the most central + convenient location. We went all the way North and all the way West, twice each, in one week. The gardens here are amazing. I especially love the shower in the banana plants. What a gem! Our ten month old loved sitting in the gazebo and loved the baby beach across the street. Also, little details like the safety guards in the electrical outlets and non-stick frying pans go a long way too! Thank you, for helping make our experience in Kauai absolutely perfect!"

Miriam, James & Noa, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

"We cannot say how much we enjoyed our trip and our stay in Hale Iki. The cottage was so wonderful and for me the best part was the upkeep and the decor! Everything a vacationer could need was provided. It was so centrally located that traveling around Kauai was easy and convenient. I thought the cottages were lovely when I looked at your website, but they were lovelier that that! Thank you, Mahalo!"

Julie & John, O'Fallon, MO

"In a day and age when customer service often seems to be lacking, or an automated machine that you speak to, you guys Rock! We too, really appreciate sharp knives to cook with, soft high quality linens + corkscrews!! Your place and service are very special and we believe we are fortunate to have experienced both. Mahalo"

Shelly, Stu, Bronze & Ellie, Carbondale, CO

"After our adventures the last few days we found ourselves saying let's head home (meaning to Hale Iki.) This place feels as if we were at home. It has been the perfect launching point for adventures in all directions. In our automobile centered society, it was refreshing to also be able to do so much on foot from here - the beach, restaurants, shopping, or to the bamboo hut for a picnic. Thank you for your gracious hospitality."

Lisa and Boe, Puyallup, WA

"Mahalo - this was a wonderful stay, everything we could possibly need, it was here - very homey. The two cottages together allowed us a wonderful family gathering but still gave us our space."

The Hammecks, Tulsa, OK

"We can't thank you enough. The Hale Iki was so much more than we expected - definitely a home away form home. You have thought of everything and the location was perfect. We loved the island and would never dream of staying in a resort when 17 Palms is an option. We will be back."

Christine & Meg, Bowling Green, OH

"Our vacation in Hawaii/Kauai was wonderful and our stay at 17 Palms was no small part. Your hospitality and attention to every detail was/is flawless. Even a tea kettle for a homesick Irishman. Thank you doesn't say enough."

Tom & Paul, Minneapolis, MN

"From the moment we arrived at Meli Meli, it struck us how much you care about your guests. it seemed as though every little detail was thought out and we've been so appreciative of it. What a charming cottage! It felt like home from the first moment... We will always feel a soft spot for this place, and we give our thanks. Many Mahalos"

Derek & Nina, San Francisco, CA

"We had a wonderful stay at 17 Palms! The property was beautiful and the cottage was perfect. We had a great time in Kauai - snorkeling, hiking, helicopter ride..and just hanging out at the beaches. Thanks for helping make our stay so enjoyable!"

Carrie , San Francisco, CA

"We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in your charming cottage. It was wonderful to be so close to the ocean and to begin and end each day with a dip and walk on the beach. It was also lovely to stay in such attractive and comfortable surroundings -- with so many thoughtful touches. Thanx so much."

Gabor & Marina, San Luis Obispo, CA

"We enjoyed our stay more than you can imagine! The beautiful surroundings, the feeling of being away from the crowds and the comfort of Hale Iki all combined to make Pam's 50th a trip we'll always remember."

Pam & Robert, Corpus Christi, TX

"Wonderful, beautiful, lovely."

Elizabeth & Lisa, Oakland, CA

"Such a perfect location for experiencing the island! The beach access was terrific for our kids, and the cottage just perfect. We can't wait to get back!"

Tom & Cindy, Fairfield, IO

"Meli Meli is paradise. Thanks for all your aloha spirit. We can't wait to come back."

Jeff & Jen, Portland, OR

"As our honeymoon getaway, this cottage was perfect. We loved the location and the resident gecko. We would definitely come back to this cute place."

Dan & Sheila, Portland, OR

"Wonderful little cottage that was like home to us during our stay. We leave with fond memories of the nearby beach ... We hope to be back and to find this cute little piece of paradise as charming on our return."

Diane & Craig, Oakland, CA