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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas

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Last updated: 12/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Haiku cottage description

STPH 20120014

Private and clean; green and off-the-grid 200 sq-ft cottage adjacent to jungle, natural pools, waterfalls and all the North Shore goodness. Just 30 minutes from the airport, and 15-20 from Paia Town, Haiku, Makawao and a dozen great uncrowded North Shore beaches. Earthy, peaceful and private; perfect for couples and a solid value.

The Studio cottage is a 200 sq-ft one room cottage with a queen bed, table, kitchentte, small deck, and private yard with outdoor space. It is a perfect accommodation for active people who plan on day-tripping around our beautiful island and want a serene natural place to make home-base for their adventures.

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!)

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. The private outdoor jungle shower is a guest favorite that we continually hear rave reviews about when we follow up with guests.

Tap water comes from rainwater catchment. This is a giant tank of rain water. It is crystal clear and regularly treated to sanitary specifications, so washing dishes, toothbrushing, etc. are all fine – though drinking it may be reserved for more adventurous folks! (Guests are provided with a large pitcher of filtered drinking water to start off at checkin.)

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 w/iPod Dock & small selection of excellent Hawaiian music provided.

The kitchenette has a solid granite countertop and is equipped with a simple two-burner propane camping stove. Propane is provided. The kitchenette is also fully stocked with quality dishes, glassware, tableware, pots, pans, microwave, toaster-oven, coffee maker and fridge.

There is a main house on the property, and the Studio Cottage is tucked away in its own private corner. Solo travelers will appreciate that the main house and friendly neighbors live on adjacent properties – so other people are close enough that you won’t feel isolated. Residents in the main house are very conscious of guests and while you may see children playing, or otherwise be aware of the family presence, no one will intrude upon your personal space.

The cottage overlooks tropical plants, coconut, pineapple, ginger, hibiscus and heliconia are plentiful.

Bathroom & Hot Shower
The bathroom is simple yet functional with just a standard toilet. The sink is in the kitchenette. A stepping-stone path leads behind the cottage to an outdoor bamboo shower (yes, it has hot water!) nestled among mango, awapuhi ginger, heliconia, ‘ape (elephant ear) and ferns. We hear from guests regularly that just love this shower, and we’re sorry to tell you that after you shower here, you’ll probably never look at showering inside the same again :)

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.

The Twin Falls Studio 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.

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!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

                Private indoor toilet and sink....moreless

              • There is additionally a private outdoor hot water shower next to the Studio Cottage....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Stereo


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people


              • Free Long Distance
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone:

                VoIP Wireless Phone with Free long distance across US & Canada. Voicemail....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet


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


              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Jcb
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas - New Year's 2015
                  Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  January - February 2015
                  Jan 8 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  March - May 14, 2015
                  Mar 1 - May 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • One Time Checkout Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

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                  Last updated: 12/29/2014
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                  Car: Necessary

                  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!

                  To find out if the North Shore is for you, Google 'should I stay on the north shore maui' to see a great article that the system won't let us put a direct link to in here :)


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About: I'm an author and live in another home on the 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 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.

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                  Speaks: english


                  • Interior toward kitchenette and entry

                    Interior toward kitchenette and entry

                  • Lush jungle next to the cottage

                    Lush jungle next to the cottage

                  • Front of cottage

                    Front of cottage

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

                    Walk to natural pools and waterfalls not found in guidebooks.

                  • Interior from kitchenette

                    Interior from kitchenette

                  • Bathroom


                  • Exterior rear and outside shower

                    Exterior rear and outside shower

                  • Cottage


                  • Lanai and entry

                    Lanai and entry

                  • Side-rear of cottage

                    Side-rear of cottage

                  • Ginger flowering next to the outdoor shower

                    Ginger flowering next to the outdoor shower

                  • Several heliconia varieties grow around the outdoor shower and on the property

                    Several heliconia varieties grow around the outdoor shower and on the property

                  • A map is provided for visitors to walk to this dramatic shoreline vista.

                    A map is provided for visitors to walk to this dramatic shoreline vista.

                  • Interior from door

                    Interior from door

                  • Outdoor shower

                    Outdoor shower

                  • Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

                    Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

                  • Interior from armoire

                    Interior from armoire

                  • Outdoor shower

                    Outdoor shower

                  • Front of cottage

                    Front of cottage

                  • Cottage from hill

                    Cottage from hill

                  • Private lawn and parking area

                    Private lawn and parking area

                  • Side-rear of cottage

                    Side-rear of cottage

                  • Papaya grows out front

                    Papaya grows out front

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

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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 29, 2014

                  $118 - $165 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 12/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
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