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"My wife, 5-year old daughter and I stayed at the Tropical retreat for 5 nights. We had a very enjoyable stay at the Tropical Retreat cottage. The cottage is very spacious, as other reviewers have noted and has a well-equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and fridge - I actually can't say enough about the fridge - it has a crushed ice setting which is perfect for making an extra cold glass of water, which is perfect for Hawaii's hot summer days. I think our daughter is now addicted to water it tastes so good! :)
The cottage is really well situated for Maui adventures. You are only 1 mile away from the start of the "Road to Hana", very close to Baldwin beach/baby beach, and also to forest walks and the Haleakala Crater.
Being in the upcountry, the area also feels more 'real'. We later stayed in West Maui, and visited South Maui, both of which feel like one big strip mall by comparison.
Everything went great during our stay and the only negative is that you don't have much of a view of the ocean (the volcano is behind you but is usually covered by clouds by the afternoon). That said, you do have a comfortable patio where you can lounge in privacy with a cold glass of wine so we didn't mind too much.
One caution: the closest 'big' grocery stores are about 20+ minutes away so stock up before you arrive!
I really recommend this place!"
Guest: Jen K.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 18, 2015
"Our family (4 generations from ages 2 - 86) spent a lovely 2 weeks at the estate. Our goal was to spend lots of time together, and Pahana was perfect. The suites allowed for privacy, but we spent most of our time enjoying the pool and hot tub together, and using the outdoor kitchen area. We didn't mind the tropical showers -- how else to have such lush vegetation? And when it rained, we drove to the beaches on the "dry" side of Maui. Views from the property are spectacular! Many thanks to Cher for a warm welcome and for accommodating our needs -- especially the late check out given our late evening flights home."
Guest: Rob & MargaretDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
"Pookela Paradise is a quality home. Very well set up. Makawao is lower key than the coastal towns and was nice to escape to in the evenings. Maui was very busy in general and having a quieter place in the country town was so nice. It is cooler in the upcountry and very comfortable. The view is fantastic from the house and you can see the weather all around, then pick your destination for the day. There was 6 people in our party. The open living area is large and very comfortable. The bedrooms are just big enough and having the extra apartment down stairs was perfect to accommodate all our odd time zones. Having the beach gear was an added bonus. Mark was very helpful and accommodating."
Guest: Nina B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015