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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas

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Walk into jungle and swim in secret waterfalls. Twin Falls is also very close.

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Huelo cottage description

STPH 20120014

**Summary**
Perfect for active people who enjoy uncrowded beaches, waterfalls, exploring, adventures, hiking, dramatic scenery and peace and quiet. Central enough for easy day-tripping into the resort areas. 30 minutes from the airport; 15-20 from Paia Town, Haiku, Makawao and a dozen great uncrowded North Shore beaches. (see below for beaches.)

Earthy, peaceful and private; perfect for couples and a solid value.

The cottage sits on two acres directly adjacent to miles of undeveloped jungle, up on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy. Words can’t begin to describe how special it is to relax out on the lanai or in the livingroom listening to the sounds of nature.
Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside. Bedroom with queen bed, plenty of light, large closet with shelves, hanging and luggage space. Open and airy living room with queen sofabed; Full kitchen with granite counter tops. Bathroom with tub and shower.

**Details**
About five minutes down a narrow, windy, bumpily paved jungle road (any car can navigate it.) The area is largely undeveloped, but it is also not an isolated grass hut in the backcountry jungle!
This kind of lodging is perfect for nature lovers. While there is a ton of diversity in flora and fauna, the land is not heavily landscaped and this is the jungle – so stuff grows like…well…a jungle! (If things like the lawn getting tall between cuttings is something that horrifies you, well, we can show you loads of more tamed and manicured places!)

Pineapples grow next to the house. Hibiscus, plumeria, night blooming jasmine, heliconias, ginger, lilikoi, coconut, tangerine, and many other flowers and fruits are all around the property.

The cottage is environmentally designed with solar power, rainwater catchment & green/repurposed construction. The house was also designed and positioned to catch tradewinds and natural light perfectly.

Living room has a queen sofabed, CD-Player w/Hawaiian music and Flat-Panel TV w/DVD, NetFlix, Prime & Hulu. Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside.

Tap water comes from rainwater catchment. This is a giant tank of rain water which is regularly treated to sanitary specifications, so washing dishes, toothbrushing, etc. are all fine. There is a reverse-osmosis filtered water spigot for drinking water.

The quality bath towels, linens, comforter and pillows are replaced very frequently to be keep in new condition. There is also wireless internet, wireless VoIP telephone and a CD player & small selection of excellent Hawaiian music provided.

Full kitchen with granite countertops, double-stainless-steel-sink & mid-size propane fridge. Fully stocked with amenities such as microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes, glassware, tableware, pots, pans, knives, etc.

The lanai has two tables and the stars are spectacular at night. When evening rains come in, the lanai is such a special spot to watch the raindrops stream though the sunlight falling into the jungle. (Most of Maui’s rain comes from tradewind cycle, typically blowing in windward late afternoon or overnight. Since tradewind clouds come from the east, the afternoon sun often still shines brightly, giving Hawaii plenty of rainbows!)

If you can tear yourself away from the lanai, there is an inside dining table with high cafe style swivel chairs to bring you right into the view.

Dozens of natural pools and waterfalls make their way down the mountain to the ocean.

**Location**
The location is the perfect place for visitors who want to escape the pre-package touristy resort areas that for a more genuine experience, yet still be based centrally enough to day-trip all over our incredible island.

You can walk right into the jungle from the cottage, swim in natural pools and waterfalls, walk, hike or relax at dramatic cliff side ocean vistas, take yoga classes from our neighbors, world renowned yoga teachers, or even experience a guided hike of areas tourists rarely experience.

Very close to Twin Falls, a couple miles into the unofficial start of the famous Road to Hana, at the edge of the rainforest. Since Maui is small, and the resort areas are not centrally located, this private and “remote” area is ironically quite central for active people looking to experience the huge variety Maui has to offer.

This unique cottage is a great choice for those who want privacy, serenity and a peaceful off the beaten tourist path place to base their adventures around Maui.

To find out if the North Shore is perfect for you, check out the 'Should I Stay on Maui’s North Shore' article on Maui Guide book.

**BEACHES**
These are our favorite of the uncrowded, non-touristy North Shore beaches. Once you've been to these miles of serene uncrowded beaches, going to hotel beaches seems silly :)

- Baby Beach
Great for kids, lap swimmers and beachcombers. Also very scenic.

- Ho’okipa Beach Park
You can watch some of the best windsurfers in the world here. Also has very regular surf breaks.

- Baldwin Cove
Calm cove, great for escaping the wind when the sand is blowing!

- Baldwin Beach Park
A long, sandy beach with plenty of parking, lifeguards and facilities.

- Tavares Beach
Popular with locals. Good surf break, too.

- Kuau Cove aka Beach at Mama’s Fish House
A small tide pool beach. Kids love exploring here.

- Paia Bay
Great for advanced boogie boarders. Also has a good surf break.

- Paia Secret Beach
Secluded and clothing optional.

- Jaws
In the winter you can watch big-wave surfers defy sanity!

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A Twin roll-away is available upon request., Child Beds (1) Pack-n-play available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofabed in living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Television:

            flat-panel LED HDTV Monitor Supports Most Media Devices (with DVD, USB, HDMI, PC (D Sub), DVI, Optical, Component & Composite Inputs)...moreless

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Luaus
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountaineering
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Spelunking
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.7
          from 20 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          October - December 2014
          Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $188
          $1,155
          Christmas - New Year's 2015
          Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
          7 night min stay
          $235
          January - February 2015
          Jan 8 - Feb 28, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $219
          $1,393
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $175

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • One Time Check Out Cleaning Fee $125
          • Tax Rate 13.42%

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          Last updated: 11/22/2014
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          Location

          Dozens of natural pools and waterfalls make their way down the mountain to the ocean. These waterfalls and pools aren't in the tourist guidebooks, so you will almost always have them all to yourself!

          The shoreline here is dramatic, there are several walks and hikes along the shoreline and down to the ocean.

          Twin Falls is practically our neighbor.

          The Bamboo Forest is just 4 miles away.

          We're close to Pa'ia, and Makawao.

          The Road to Hana begins here.

          Closer + avoid traffic bottlenecks to Kula, Ulapalakua and Haleakala Park vs. staying in resort areas.

          About the same drive-time to Iao Valley and Kahului as the resorts are.

          About twenty minutes more to drive to either resort area vs. staying in one and driving to explore the other (and you should explore it all!)

          Drives on this side of Maui are incredibly beautiful, enjoyable and scenic, making day-tripping all over the island an absolute pleasure and a must-do!

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About the owner: I'm an author and live on a neighboring property. I discovered Maui was my soul's long-lost home in the 90's and whenever we came back home to visit, we found this area to be the best home base for our adventures around the island. When we moved to Maui in 2004, we spent three years searching for the perfect place, renting and moving five times to feel out different areas before we found the perfect location in 2007. We have had hundreds of thrilled visitors over these years, and hope to add you as one too!

          Why the Owner Chose Huelo:
          The location is perfect for our active family of six. We can walk out our door and be swimming in waterfall pools or hiking jungle in minutes. We can drive to a dozen beautiful uncrowded beaches in 15-20 minutes. All the rest of this spectacularly perfect island is an easy reach.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Being an author and with four active kids - we're all over Maui, all the time. Having this location as our home base has been perfect for our busy family because it allows us to experience living in the serenity of the true, natural Hawaii while still being within easy reach of everything the island has to offer.


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          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • Walk into jungle and swim in secret waterfalls. Twin Falls is also very close.

            Walk into jungle and swim in secret waterfalls. Twin Falls is also very close.

          • The cottage stands on a hill at the jungle canopy level.

            The cottage stands on a hill at the jungle canopy level.

          • Unspoiled jungle backs up to the property just steps from your door.

            Unspoiled jungle backs up to the property just steps from your door.

          • Open and airy, this is the view of the livingroom from the kitchen.

            Open and airy, this is the view of the livingroom from the kitchen.

          • Fully equipped kitchen; granate counters & everything you need to cook & serve.

            Fully equipped kitchen; granate counters & everything you need to cook & serve.

          • Bathroom (out of view: tub and shower)

            Bathroom (out of view: tub and shower)

          • Bedroom with queen bed, plenty of light, large closet with shelves & hanging.

            Bedroom with queen bed, plenty of light, large closet with shelves & hanging.

          • Our boys going to swim in one of the many natural pools & waterfalls.

            Our boys going to swim in one of the many natural pools & waterfalls.

          • Baby Beach is one of a dozen great local beaches tourists haven't found yet :)

            Baby Beach is one of a dozen great local beaches tourists haven't found yet :)

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          • Lobster-claw Heliconia both red and yellow are both planted and growing wild

            Lobster-claw Heliconia both red and yellow are both planted and growing wild

          • Pineapples growing next to the house.

            Pineapples growing next to the house.

          • The lanai is a spectacular place to eat and relax.

            The lanai is a spectacular place to eat and relax.

          • There are several walks and hikes from your cottage to dramatic shoreline.

            There are several walks and hikes from your cottage to dramatic shoreline.

          • Inside dining table, with high chairs bring you right into the view.

            Inside dining table, with high chairs bring you right into the view.

          • View of the lanai and dining area from the kitchen.

            View of the lanai and dining area from the kitchen.

          • Bathroom angle 2

            Bathroom angle 2

          • Everyone loves the outdoor banana shower!!

            Everyone loves the outdoor banana shower!!

          • The popular Bamboo Forest is just a few miles away.

            The popular Bamboo Forest is just a few miles away.

          • Baldwin Cove is another great (and funky) local beach.

            Baldwin Cove is another great (and funky) local beach.

          • Shell ginger grow all around the house.

            Shell ginger grow all around the house.

          • Hibiscus, plumeria, night blooming jasmine, heliconia, and many other flowers

            Hibiscus, plumeria, night blooming jasmine, heliconia, and many other flowers

          • One of several cliff side lookout platforms within walking distance.

            One of several cliff side lookout platforms within walking distance.

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          Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014

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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

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