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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas

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The cottage sits on a ridge, built on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy.

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

STPH 2015/0005 SUP2-2012/0021

**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!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen Sleep Sofa and Twin Air Mattress: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pac-n-Play baby crib available upon request....moreless

  • 1- Queen size Bed, 1 - Queen sofabed in living room, 1 - Twin air mattress, 1 - Pack-n-play available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television:

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    VoIP Wireless Phone ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and Bath Towels Provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

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

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute Special Rates
Aug 26 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$188
$1,155

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $165 Nightly

Christmas - New Year's 2016
Dec 21 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay
$265
January - February 2016
Jan 9 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$249
$1,533

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $219 Nightly

March - December 2016
Mar 1 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$219
$1,316

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $188 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$188

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • One Time Check Out Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13.41%

Notes:

20% of total balance is due at time of booking, and the remaining balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.


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Location

Car: Recommended

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 Haiku:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The cottage sits on a ridge, built on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy.

    The cottage sits on a ridge, built on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy.

  • Fan paams growing wild on the path to the pools.

    Fan paams growing wild on the path to the pools.

  • A fun stroll to this dramatic shoreline vista.

    A fun stroll to this dramatic shoreline vista.

  • One of many banana patches

    One of many banana patches

  • Shell ginger is planted along the driveway

    Shell ginger is planted along the driveway

  • Walk to natural pools and waterfalls not found in guidebooks.

    Walk to natural pools and waterfalls not found in guidebooks.

  • Lanai

    Lanai

  • Red and purple ginger growing wild among the jungle on the property

    Red and purple ginger growing wild among the jungle on the property

  • Another favorite swimming pool a short stroll from the cottage

    Another favorite swimming pool a short stroll from the cottage

  • Living room from kitchen

    Living room from kitchen

  • Our boys going to play in the pools

    Our boys going to play in the pools

  • Sexy Pink Heliconia is an impressive flower

    Sexy Pink Heliconia is an impressive flower

  • Kitchen, dining, lanai (note: water bubbler has been replaced by a filtered wate

    Kitchen, dining, lanai (note: water bubbler has been replaced by a filtered wate

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Lanai

    Lanai

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • View of the house from below.

    View of the house from below.

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

    Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

  • Living room – note: tv has been upgraded with and LCD tv.

    Living room – note: tv has been upgraded with and LCD tv.

  • Lobster Claw Heliconia grow in the jungle

    Lobster Claw Heliconia grow in the jungle

  • Bamboo grass. mango and philodendron.

    Bamboo grass. mango and philodendron.

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