Extraordinary Quaint and Private Country Maui Estate
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Makawao house description
Maui Ranch is a unique and rarely seen Hawaiian country estate in Upcountry Makawao, Olinda, Maui. This wonderful home is located a few miles above the historic town of Makawao. The area is tranquil encompassing the beauty of nature. The 2000 Square foot restored historic home is at a perfect elevation. The climate is temperate with temperature usually in the 80's/70's year round. In the eve's in winter it get's down to 60's/50's which is perfect fireplace weather! This is ideal climate for a relaxing sojourn, a perfect romantic retreat, a serene space for writing, meditation, and artistic endeavors. It also lends itself to a large fun family holiday.
The location is up a meandering country road that captures the fragrance of eucalyptus that line the road. Here you will experience the real upcountry Maui away from the bustle of the tourist scene. This quaint and private retreat is only 12/15 minutes to restaurants, shops, pubs, galleries, yoga and massage spa, and a general store.
This private country estate begins down the quaint driveway as you breath in the scent of fresh clean air. Serenity and peace will engulf you as you approach the manicured lawns and organic orchard of lemons, plums, rose apples, macadamia nut, cherimoya, peaches and Chinese cherry. Birds of Paradise and a few sentinels of Koa, redwood, and pine can be found scattered around the 2000 square feet of tastefully restored 1940’s Hawaiian Ranch style home.
At night the sky fills with an abundance of twinkling stars. Sometimes you might get lucky and see a falling star or moonbow.
The charming living room has new wood floors an inviting lava rock fireplace. The many large windows offer an airy feel. This living room is decorated with art from local artists. There is a mix of Bali, leather, and antique furniture which offers an air of welcoming charm. The essence is a casual feel of relaxation with a touch of elegance.
Truth be known, when folks visit, they do not want to leave. The energy here at Maui Ranch is very positive and relaxing on the soul.
The living room encompasses a dinning area that can seat 8 easily at the antique table if you choose not to eat in the kitchen or outside on the back lanai/deck.
There is also a TV alcove with a big screen TV where you can choose from 200 DVDs to watch.
The kitchen is lovely, fully equipped, and perfect if you wish to engage in culinary cooking. There is a wonderful stocked spice drawer for your delight if you choose to be creative. There is usually fresh organic herbs growing abundantly for your picking in the garden as well as fruits on the trees.
The kitchen is complimented with granite counter tops, wood floors, and cherry wood cabinets and all appliances you would need.
The bathroom off the living room has terracotta tile with a Japanese Style shower with sunken tub. There are plenty high end, cotton, lush towels. There are also plenty of beach towels for your use.
The master bedroom has big views of the gardens and ocean in the distance. Pillows are all new and choices of filling and firmness are plentiful. Sheets are 100% cotton and of excellent quality. The master bedroom features a custom Koa headboard with KING bed and excellent mattress, pad, and comforter. The romantic and cozy stone fireplace adds to the charm and ambiance of this large master room. Logs and easy fire starter log pieces are provided for your use during your stay. The French doors leading out to the back lanai/deck to the hot tub and fire pit is a convenient passage. To top it all off is a large Sauna cottage and gazebo with a sitting swing bench! Delightful!
The washer and dryer tucked away in the master bathroom alcove is also a great convenience.
The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed and a new wood floor.
The mattress, pad, sheets, pillows, are also cotton and of excellent quality.
There is a cute 3rd room that is a small office with WiFi and a built in desk with shelves and storage.
We provide an optional full size futon that can be brought in the home.
The 4 acres includes a gazebo with swing, a backyard fire pit, (SMORES!), barbecue, hot tub and sauna. The grounds have many aromatic plants, an orchard, gardens, herbs, and a small pond.
We are located in close proximity to many attractions. The historic Makawao town is 12 minutes down our mountain road where there are many choices of restaurants, shops, pubs, galleries, yoga, massage spa, and general store. Very Close by is Piiholo Ziplines and horseback riding. Forest Bike trails are 12 minutes away.
The neighborhood is great for walking and there are fantastic hiking trails just 1/2 mile away.
Only 15 minutes to the wonderful Saturday Upcountry Farmer's Market where you can buy everything from local organic vegetables to homemade ravioli to freshly cooked Indian food. Only 15 minutes to Pukalani where you can find the 24-hour Foodland supermarket and fast food.
One of our favorite restaurants is Bev Gannon's Hali'imaile General Store which is only a 20 minute drive.
It is 25/30 minutes to Paia beaches. The famous Spreckelsville Kid Friendly beaches, Ho'okipa Windsurfing beach and Jaws big surf site are only a 25/35 minute drive.
On the way you will also find the famous Mama's Fish House for that special occasion dinner or lunch.
Only 45/50 minutes to Kihei/Wailea and the gorgeous South Side beaches with historic Lahaina only a 1 hour drive.
Only 45 minutes to Haleakala Crater to watch the sunrise or set. :)
You can experience Farm tours, Alii Kula Lavender Farm, Polipoli Park, Kula Farm and Market, Tedeschi Vineyards, Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill, and Surfing Goat Dairy which are all fairly close.
Kahului airport is 35 minutes away as is Costco and Whole Foods Market.
We also have beach chairs and lawn games for your use.
We enjoy sharing our love and knowledge of Maui and will help you with advice on attractions, beaches, hiking, and diving. We are happy to be your personal concierge.
Gift basket of some local farm goods upon arrival.
Short-term rental home permit pending
We appreciate respectful and responsible people. We cherish our peaceful, happy environment and know you will too.
Please, no smoking in the house but outside is okay.
Please note there is a small pond off the lanai, so parents should be aware of this fact in regard to very young children.
Though we are in a very private location, we do like to respect our distant neighbors. We turn music on low after 9pm. However, laughter and merriment is encouraged to continue until the wee hours. :)
On our adjacent 2 acres are some cute goats and chickens that you are welcome to pet. (No Roosters)
Payment is very easy as we accept PAYPAL, ANY CREDIT CARD, and ECHECKS.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 3 is a small office.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Stove
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Games:
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Water View
- Ocean View
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Big Game
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Exceptional Maui Holiday in this Wonderful Home and Property
Exceptional Maui Holiday in this Wonderful Home and Property
At first we were hesitant to book a holiday home for our visiting family in the upcountry Maui area. However, we are SO HAPPY we did and that we chose Maui Ranch! Our family experienced the Maui that upcountry residents live daily. At Maui Ranch you will be greeted by fantastic, caring, knowledgeable hosts. Our welcome gift was fantastic but I do want to spoil the gift surprises! The home is rustically elegant, clean, well equipped, and has a very welcoming vibe. We really like the artwork and fine art photos. The grounds are well kept, very serene, and private. We picked lemons for lemonade and Margaritas. Yummy! The place breaths relaxation. We loved the backyard fire pit and roasting marshmallows with our family. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen was great to get creative with culinary fare. Everyone went out to eat in nearby Makawao, Kula, and Paia, but our best dinners were at this great home. We hiked at the nearby forest and ventured to the Piiholo Zip Line just minutes away. Awesome! We went windsurfing in Paia and discovered Baby Beach in "Sprecks" which was everyone really enjoyed as it was like a swimming pool. The price was really good for home this nice. The nights were a bit chilly and we personally loved this fact. The bedding was warm, fresh, clean and super nice. The sauna was perfect after windsurfing. There were so many little thoughtful details that really made this an exceptional place to stay. Our hosts only vacation rental their home on occasion, so hopefully you can get a booking and experience this authentic Maui style. We HIGHLY recommend Maui Ranch.
- Guest Denise T.
- Date of stay 10/07/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Mahalo for visiting Maui Ranch! You have a wonderful family. It brings us happiness to see people truly enjoy our home and Maui. Mahalo for taking the time to write a nice review. You were perfect guests and we can't wait to see you again soon! ALOHA from the Paradise Island!
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3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Nov 24 - Dec 1
4 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $245 Nightly
Dec 15 - Jan 2
5 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $245 Nightly
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
All fees INCLUDE the 13.41% HI State Taxes. 4.14% GET and 9.25% TAT— Transient Accommodations Tax.
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- Nearest Airport: OGG Kahului Airport at 16 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Haleakala at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Baldwin Beach Park at 12 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Polli's, Stopwatch at 5.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Pukalani Country Club and Maui C Club 12 miles at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Casanova at 5.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We have lived on Maui for 25 years. We love our paradise island and enjoy sharing our knowledge with others. We will do all we can to help you discover the beauty of Maui and have a memorable holiday.
Why the Owner Chose Makawao:
Maui ranch is a rarely seen country estate. Here you will find a place for a fun family gathering or a peaceful retreat.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy, serenity, peace, in a natural setting away from the tourist crowd.
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Morning scones and Maui Coffee on the lanai/deck.
The dinning area lends itself to romantic dinners or a family gathering.
Living room furniture is comfortable and rich with a touch of rustic elegance.
Freshly picked peaches and plums are delicious when in season.
The kitchen seats 4 with comfort at the counter and is fully equipped.
Master bedroom with bathroom. (washer and dryer are tucked away too!)
The second bedroom is cozy and now has a wood floor.
The backside of Maui Ranch has a welcoming fire pit, hot tub, and sauna cottage.
One view from the back area.
The Sauna comfortably relaxes 1 to 8 people.
Sometimes we have the cutest baby miniature goats in the lower 2 acres.
“Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for nineteen years!
Relaxing with a glass of wine or cocktail after a hard day at the beach.
The living room, dinning area, w/romantic lava rock fireplace and TV nook.
The bathroom off living room has a sunken shower tub & evokes rustic charm.
The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking or take out! :)
The master bedroom is spacious with a stone fireplace & big views.
Master bath and separate shower looking out onto private gardens.
A Sauvignon blanc with a thinly sliced lemon, white sol garden strawberry.
There are always flowers in bloom.
The Sauna Cottage is wonderful on cool upcountry eve's after touring.
Our 4 hens nest in a far off coop and offer you eggs. No roosters!
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