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On road to Hana, waterfalls and botanical gardens

Haiku-Pauwela, HI, USA
  • House630 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 acre Upcountry / North Shore garden view for nature lovers. Close to beaches,

Enjoy the lush tropical setting of this secluded two-acre family property (aka, o’hana). Your accommodation includes the entire first level of our main house, which functions as a self-contained two-bedroom, one-bathroom private apartment. The bedrooms have queen beds and a small futon. You will have approximately 900 square feet of private space with private entry, carport, and a private lanai overlooking gardens, tropical flowers, trees and a lush green gulch filled with songbirds. The grounds are a combination of wild jungle and thoughtful landscape design, where you can breathe in some of the cleanest air on earth. Watch the gulch come alive by the work of our playful & friendly local menehune, who make sure the banana plants are tickled by tropical winds, and that the foliage sparkles when a light morning shower combines with sun… Walk the grounds freely... or, simply relax on the lanai and enjoy the peaceful & inspiring view after a busy day of sightseeing or beach napping!

Luxury in the jungle… Your artistically designed apartment has amenities galore, including... WiFi wireless internet (or the ability to completely disconnect), blow dryer (or the freedom to go au naturel), boogie boards (to go wild), beach towels (to sun-soak & swim), snorkeling gear (to underwater explore) and beach chairs & books to read... We want you to be ready for your vacay play!! In the apartment’s fully-equipped kitchen you can also prepare picnics and meals. (No dishwasher, but great view over sink for meditation via dish scrubbing. Please don’t throw dirty dishes into the gulch. The menehune will not be happy.)

Please note, here at vacation home rentals in Maui Hi we have a cat that live on the property, as well as a very friendly neighbor dog who visits us frequently, and a family member who is an artist. However, they do not have access to the rental interior, so you may only occasionally see them outside.

We are only 25 minutes from the airport and from Kahului, where you will find major stores and shopping centers. Booking a rental car is advisable as there is no public transit service close to our property.

For on-site, en-suite enjoyment and relaxation there is a highly credentialed (and simply excellent!) massage therapist who is available on location for either advanced booking or plan as you go! Offering Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Hot Rocks and Couples Massage. Private yoga sessions can also be available… as well as Laundry service. In other words, cleanse both your Soul and Skivvies!! (Inquire about rates.)


Tiiu Kellasaare

Member Since 2017
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english, Estonian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Tiiu Kellasaare

I'm happy to be able to share my home with people who want to enjoy all that Maui has to offer.

Tiiu Kellasaare purchased this House in 2014


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Master
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Downtown
                We are also not far from the towns of Pa’ia and Makawao, each with their own unique vibe and each full of fun boutiques, shops, art galleries, and restaurants.
              • Near The Ocean
                Our Maui home is within 10 minutes of some of the best big-wave surfing beaches on Maui. There are great spots to view sea turtles basking in the sun on the sand as well as world class snorkeling.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 5 people


                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            Boogie boards

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage


                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                7 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Surpassed expectations! This property is just like it is pictured on VRBO but better in person.

                                                                Cheri A.Lino Lakes, MN

                                                                We are an adventurous family looking to be emerged in the community/culture of where we have set out to explore. Tiiu's property was right on point. We felt like this was our 'home' while traveling the North side of Maui. The property was easy to find per Google maps and when entering it felt nothing but welcoming and spotless. We were grateful for the snacks & coffee provided to get us through until we shopped the local grocery store, the pots and pans were quality and looked brand-new and the book selection was helpful in exploring the area. We really appreciated all the attention to detail Tiiu has included in this property which was presented so naturally. There was a perfect blend of organic Maui mixed in with necessities that make traveling easier. Again, we really felt like this was home- the views and peacefulness of this property was exactly what we wanted and needed for our vacation. We LOVED the area and soaked up as much good vibes from Paia as we could and followed Tiiu's advice regarding Road to Hana, Black and Red beaches and taking the 'back' way home to Haiku. We will be back but for longer - there is a lot to see and explore!! Thank you, Tiiu for furnishing and decorating this property so nicely and setting it up for us visitors to feel so welcomed as soon as we walk up. Your attention to detail and offering subtle niceties was so appreciated. Pet Casper for us! Hope to see you sooner than later.

                                                                Tropical paradise!!!

                                                                Kenneth K.Pinole, CA

                                                                This is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL vacation rental that we have ever stayed at (I am well travelled in my 30s).

                                                                The property is tucked in the corner of Haiku, where rain is abundant and plants and wild life (e.g., birds) are bountiful. It is sitting on a 2 acres lot where we heard nothing but the sound of bird chirping and rainfall daily. If you want to escape from the every-day noise of the traffic, people, this is the absolutely place to be.

                                                                The property was very well decorated and kept very clean. Tiiu, the host, had everything we needed to prepare home cooked meals (salt/pepper, dishes, microwaves etc) and we cooked/ate at least two meals out in the porch (see picture) where you hear nothing but birds and sound of the rain. It was simply amazing.

                                                                Tiiu was very responsive to our needs and questions and very pleasant to interact with. She lives upstairs with her family.

                                                                After one week of vacation, typically I want to go back home (San Francisco).

                                                                After having stayed at this tropical paradise, I am rather reluctant to do so.

                                                                Would I stay here again? ABSOLUTELY. I would recommend this place to anyone that I care about.

                                                                Beautiful home in a lush rainforest location. Great accomodations. We will be back!

                                                                Glenn G.

                                                                Tiiu is a warm and wonderful host and was very helpful, giving great advice and guiding us to the sights here in East Maui. Thank you Tiiu! We will be back. This is why we love VRBO!

                                                                A little slice of green heaven

                                                                Priscilla L.Pismo beach ca

                                                                This home is wonderful , and has everything you need . The beds were comfortable, with nice clean bamboo sheets. The whole house was very clean and comfortable. Not to mention your in a tropical jungle close to the town of Piai and everything . Airport was about 40 min away . And your on the Hana trail with a great little breakfast / coffee / juice bar right around the corner. We had a great time !!! And Tiiu was great with plenty of information for places to go , and we even got fresh Hawaian passion fruit one morning . Thank you for sharing your home with us 😉 We had a great time and your home was lovely and had everything to make are vacation incredible . We will be back . Aloha

                                                                Great place to stay

                                                                Adr H.

                                                                Tiiu was quick to reply to emails, patient when I had trouble with the payment, and a kind host. A couple of kitchen items we needed she supplied immediately. We enjoyed the accommodation and the location. The natural environment is a nice change from busy Kihei and there's lots to enjoy on the north shore.

                                                                Quiet, spacious, and supplied with everything you need

                                                                Steve M.Columbia, MO

                                                                Located in a secluded, quiet neighborhood away from all the commercialization, yet less than a mile from the Hana Highway which is the pipeline to get you almost anywhere in Maui. Owners are on site in the event you need anything and Tiiu acted as our private tour guide since this was our first visit to Maui. You won't be disappointed choosing this place.


                                                                Haiku-Pauwela, HI, USA

                                                                Haiku is on the tropical (windward) side of the island. The windward side is full of lush, colorful beauty including forests, fruit trees, rainbows and waterfalls. It is 10 minutes away from gorgeous beaches and lots of surfing. If you’re interested in getting away from the tourist traps and experiencing the real Hawai’i, come stay in Haiku. A perfect place to stay while exploring Haleakala! There are adventures all around from local Zip lines 5 minutes away and hikes with waterfalls from easy to challenging! Paia and Makawao are also close by and full of boutiques, shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Just over an hour to Hana making our place a great choice for exploring the island.


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