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414 Wailua Kai St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1457
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 20/06/29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 17 Speciality lodging in Kapaa
17 Palms Kauai is comprised of two Kauai vacation cottages in a garden setting chosen by Conde Nast Traveller Mag. As "one of the 5 perfect places to stay on Kauai" - a private oasis adjacent to Wailua Bay, one of Kauai's most popular beaches (made famous in Elvis' Blue Hawaii). Everything you need during your Kauai vacation is a short walk, located across the street from the beach path and one block from tons of restaurants and shops, rentals, live music, coffee roaster, farmer's market, etc. These are fully equipped, free-standing homes with complete amenities including complete kitchens, laundry, dishwasher, sharp knives!, Wi-Fi, and many other niceties, a true home away from home.
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414 Wailua Kai St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1457
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lteez wrote a review Jul 2021
Carlsbad, California21 contributions7 helpful votes
One bedroom cottage is nice but right behind is a very busy road and parking lot for a resort. Also can hear regularly people talking on the walk path. There are also two large dumpsters for the resort that seem to be constantly taken and replaced.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Patti G wrote a review Oct 2020
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I stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage - loved every minute! Waking up to birds singing and chickens crowing was the best! I miss it so much! Ross and Jeff were wonderful. They made sure you had everything you needed and were always so pleasant. The gardens around the cottage are beautiful. I felt staying in Kapaa was the best location on the island. It was easy to get to all destinations on the island. I cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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kashayabylaura wrote a review Mar 2020
Ashland, Oregon2 contributions
Jeff and Ross are extremely professional and take good care their clients with all aspects of the trip. It is obvious they have been doing this a long time! The reservation details, driving directions, all the logistics to support ease with arrival to fun and valuable things to do in the area. That attention to detail translates to how the cottage is kept and maintained. The cottage was fresh with a home like atmosphere and clean clean clean! I have a high standard for this type of thing and they met/exceeded that standard. The kitchen was very well stocked with all the right gear to make fabulous meals, but not overdone with things you don't need. The house was well appointed with beauty in island style and again not overdone- such great taste they have! The area is nice and very close to a beautiful beach- 2 minute walk and you are at the water. There is a nice manmade "baby pool" via lava rocks at the end of the beach as well as a nice adult place to swim/bob/wave play that has some protection. It does not have a beach view, but you would be paying triple the cost if it did so would be unaffordable for most- it's 2 minute walk to see the sunrise/sunset. Moreover, it is peaceful and quiet... All the loud action was at the waters edge so you can go there and participate, then go back to the cottage for a restful sleep. I will definitely go back to 17 Palms when I travel to Kauai! Thank you Jeff and Ross for you lovely business in creating memorable vacations for people!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sarah Nell Reynolds wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed at 17 Palms for 4 days and enjoyed our stay. The cottage was beautifully decorated and had every amenity we needed. Examples: Cooler with ice packs, extra aloe vera (yes, we needed it!) and beach gear. We felt 100% comfortable staying here. We loved the front porch where we hung out in the morning and evening and appreciated the proximity to the beach! Some suggestions for improvement are to have a quieter AC and have AC in both main rooms. We didn't use it a lot, but when we needed it, we needed it! The AC unit in the bedroom is older and very loud. Example of a quiet one is here. One set of blinds in the bedroom needs mending. We were surprised by the ants and cockroaches - but, that may come with the territory on Kauai (we've not experienced it on other islands). Overall, we had a great time and would recommend the 17 Palms.
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Date of stay: September 2019
rkib7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California45 contributions19 helpful votes
Four years ago, my then 10-year-old daughter and I enjoyed an absolutely lovely stay at 17 Palms. We were delighted to finally get the opportunity to return with my husband, who’d unfortunately been unable to join us for our prior stay due to work. As noted in my June 27, 2015 review -- “Perfect base, and incredibly helpful owner!!” -- the location is excellent, the Meli Meli cottage spacious yet cozy, and the proprietors quickly responsive and so helpful. It was a pleasure relaxing in our cottage with all its nice amenities including comfy beds, kitchen, seating and dining areas, well placed reading lights, plush bath towels and beach towels to borrow, fresh fruit and chocolate offerings from the owners, etc. We also really appreciated having so many shops and eateries within easy walking distance. Some we enjoyed were the vegan Eat Healthy Cafe, the Passion Bakery Cafe, and the Island Country Market at the Coconut Marketplace. We returned more than one for beachside dinner and live music at the Lava Lava Beach Club. NOTE: These accommodations have no air conditioning. I respect the owners more green choice of relying on ceiling fans and natural breezes, but no AC may be a dealbreaker for some. Also, the sounds of the bullfrogs (toads?) was pretty loud. We tried closing the windows but could still hear their mating (?) calls. All in all, 17 Palms is truly a home away from home and I’d be glad to come back again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about 17 Palms Kauai
Which popular attractions are close to 17 Palms Kauai?
Nearby attractions include Coconut Marketplace (0.2 km), Kauai Nut Roasters (0.3 km), and The Queens Jewels (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 17 Palms Kauai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at 17 Palms Kauai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at 17 Palms Kauai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 17 Palms Kauai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hukilau Lanai, Eat Healthy, and Sleeping Giant Grill.
Are any cleaning services offered at 17 Palms Kauai?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to 17 Palms Kauai?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kapaia Suspension Bridge (7.8 km), Poli'ahu Heiau (3.6 km), and Hikinaakala Heiau (1.3 km).