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Recent East Maui reviews

  • Paia condo

    "Despite having a few stairs to climb (it's on the 3rd floor), this condo has it all. If you want to sleep by the balcony with the fresh air, there's a futon. If you want a darker place to sleep, the bedroom is at the opposite end of the condo. There is a kitchen with an oven, microwave, coffee maker, large fridge and more. Beach towels, a cooler and even books are provided. It isn't a fancy condo, but it is comfortable and decorated with some very nice artwork. The location is quite nice as its close to shops, restaurants and beaches. Martha provides helpful information and definitely strives to make your stay a nice one!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • A Hana attraction unto itself

    "While Hana is typically known for its multicolored beaches, its twisty road and jungle scenery, Ekena is just as much an attraction as any of these things. It is a gem of a house set high on a hill just outside of Hana, and its main features include a huge deck with unsurpassed views of the Hana jungle and ocean beyond, unbelievable grounds with endless tropical plants and trees (including a particularly beautiful patch of Rainbow Eucalyptus trees), and two large bedroom suites on opposite ends of the house for total privacy between groups or couples. I found every moment in Ekena to be immensely peaceful and relaxing, and the ever-changing weather - including spontaneous torrential rainfall - just added to the charm. One of the highlights was sipping a glass of wine on a crystal clear night out on the patio while watching the moon rise behind a group of the trees to the east. It was a magical moment in a magical place. While staying in Hana we visited Hamoa Beach (a beautiful jungle beach), Luana Spa (great massages in a traditional Hale on a cliff) and 'Ohe'o Gulch (a tourist trap, but a must-see nonetheless), kayaked and snorkeled in a coral reef in Hana Bay, and had numerous wonderful home cooked meals thanks to Ekena's full kitchen and dining area. I didn't get the chance to meet Gaylord, but I talked with his wife Robyn several times and she was great to chat with about the house, their history and Hana in general. You get the distinct feeling at Ekena, and in Hana in general, that life is much simpler, slower, and in many ways more fulfilling than it is in the congested big cities and suburbs where most of us come from. There were only a couple VERY minor negatives, and I want to stress that these did not detract from our experience at all, but I thought they would be helpful to note for future guests. Because you're high on a hill, sound travels farther than you might think, and some nights we heard several dogs barking rather energetically from down below. It really wasn't a big deal but it did jolt us out of our "Ekena trance" from time to time. Also, be prepared for possible insects like cockroaches and spiders in the rooms. This is to be expected in a jungle habitat so we were prepared heading in, but that didn't stop our teenage daughter from having a mini heart attack when she saw a giant (but harmless) cane spider in her room one night. Again, nothing worth truly worrying about. Ekena is a truly incredible place and highly recommended."
    Guest: Steve E. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • Amazing place, we want to move here.

    "This was by far the best place we stayed at during our recent trip to Hawaii. That included three hotels in Waikiki, and two places on the Big Island. If I have ever dreamed about a place to go to relax, retire permanently , or even a little slice of heaven this is it. We knew it would be good when we drove in after following very well written directions and found our names written on a chalkboard at the front door. From there the discovery of this well-thought out cottage kept us saying "Oh wow!" There's a nice jacuzzi tub when you enter, on a enclosed patio with a reading area and a breakfast table. The living space includes a very comfortable bed and amazing sofa table in the TV area. The kitchen is well equipped, and has a few nibbles to keep you from starving. The best part of all is the bathroom, with a shower room that is covered is green tiles - with live orchids and a skylight. We couldn't say enough positive things about our experience here, would never stay anywhere else in Maui (perhaps except Hana because the trip to get there is so taxing) after staying here. We're afraid to write too good a review because others may book our spot the next time we want to go. If you are interested in this property then look no further, you won't find anything better."
    Guest: Aussie Boys Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • A Real Hana Gem

    "We stayed in the winter, October 2014, and it was what all the other reviews have already mentioned AND MORE. So many day trips can be had from this location. Hiking to the Bamboo forest is a must. The cottage is just as described by many. We look forward to our return, a very special place in paradise."
    Guest: Jeanne C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
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East Maui Travel Tips

Maui Upcountry Cottages - Book Early for the Best Deals

Many people dream of visiting Hawaii. When you go to Maui for a relaxing vacation, the last thing you want to do is stuff yourself into a tiny, cramped motel room. With Maui Upcountry Ocean View Homes, you don't have to do that. You can have plenty of space and luxury, and still be close to the family and friends you're traveling with. Options like Maui vacation rentals mean separate bedrooms for privacy along with a common area where you can eat, play games, and just talk. It's a great way for a big group to have a great time in Maui.

Great Restaurants Near Maui Upcountry Ocean View Homes

Maui Upcountry cottages are close to everything. They offer wonderful amenities, and you're just minutes away from some wonderful restaurants. Sea Watch Restaurant and Mama's Fish House are both very popular options, as are Charley's Restaurant and Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli is also a great place to get a bite to eat for lunch or sit down for dinner. Maui Upcountry ocean view homes are so close to all kinds of opportunities to enjoy great food.

Book Early for Great Options

Booking Maui Upcountry cottages early is a great choice. Some people wait until the last minute, but you can save money by booking early. That way, you'll also have the opportunity to choose between more options and amenities. Things won't be as full, so more choices will be open to you. If you decide to travel in the off-season, you'll likely see even more options - and a lower price - which can help you enjoy your Maui vacation even more. You might even be able to stay a little bit longer.

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