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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas

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Last updated: 06/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Haiku cottage description

Summary
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.

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!)

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.

Kitchenette
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.

Property
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 :)

Location
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 Jungle 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.

**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
  • 200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                2...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Telephone:

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

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic

              Activities

              • Marina
              • Kayaking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Swimming
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Beachcombing
              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Luaus
              • Miniature Golf
              • Surfing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 8 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 15 - December, 2014
              May 15 - Dec 20, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $99
              Christmas - New Year's 2015
              Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
              7 night min stay
              $165
              January - February 2015
              Jan 8 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $155
              $973
              March - May 14, 2015
              Mar 1 - May 14, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $118
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $125

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

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

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              Last updated: 06/01/2014
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              Location

              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.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • 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 from driveway

                Front of cottage from driveway

              • 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

                Bathroom

              • Exterior rear and outside shower

                Exterior rear and outside shower

              • Cottage from driveway

                Cottage from driveway

              • 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 from driveway

                Front of cottage from driveway

              • 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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              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              $99 - $165 per night (USD)
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              Sleeps 2

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