About the property
- Estate1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Enjoy amazing views, privacy, and easy access to all of Maui
The master bedroom suite in this 3BR/3BA handcrafted home is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation, with lots of privacy and independence in your home away from home! The suite is the only guest room offered. It is in the north wing of the home, separated from the owner's wing by the rest of the house. The owner is single, quiet, and has 2 small dogs, and enjoys sharing the joy and beauty of the home, the neighborhood, and all of Maui with visitors. The owner respects your privacy, giving you as much or as little interaction as you prefer.
The home has all the amenities you need for a relaxing, peaceful stay. It's located in the desirable Launiupoko district, about 5 minutes to downtown Lahaina by car, and its easy to bike or hike all around the surrounding area. This Plantation era-inspired home has teak floors, comfortable furnishings, an amazing oceanside lanai for relaxing and dining, and a wonderful outdoor hot tub with amazing views in all directions.
The Master bedroom suite has a king bed, an extra large dressing room/closet, and a Bali-style bathroom, finished with teak and stone. The step-in shower is huge and has 2 showerheads. The bedroom has a dresser, a comfortable love seat, and a TV with premium cable channels. A glass sliding door steps right out to the huge ocean view lanai, where there is a dining table and a lounging area. You have access to the common kitchen and living areas.
Permit #: STWM 2013/0016, GET/TAT #: 40807762-01
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Jan Hendrix
We love this neighborhood! The spacious lots, the amazing views, the peace and quiet - these are the elements of our Maui Shangri-La. We are excited to be able to share this very special property with you.
Jan Hendrix purchased this Estate in 2007
Why Jan Hendrix chose Lahaina
The property has amazing unobstructed views. The neighborhood is very upscale, and this house is a super value-oriented offering compared to the mansions surrounding it! This is a vacation spot for 'real people' looking for serenity and relaxation. It is best suited for independent minded travelers. Please check the guest comments to see how many people have loved it here over the years.
What makes this Estate unique
The neighborhood has a 7 mile running and walking trail to which the home offers easy access. It's so easy to visit all of Maui from this location. It's about 2 miles to Lahaina, so having an elegant dinner in Lahaina is as easy as can be.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We absolutely loved our stay in the most beautiful home on Maui! Jan is awesome!! As well as her little dog Kiwi!! We will be back!! Thank you so much for everything Jan!! You are the best!!
Wy wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary with a stay at Jan's place and we had an amazing time. Jan was great - as well as her dog Kiwi. Everything was top notch and Jan is incredibly knowledgeable about Maui as well. We hope to come back.
So relaxing, so quiet, such a helpful hostess.
Everything was so clean, so quiet, so relaxing. Hostess was so helpful and friendly. Loved everything about it. Wish we were still there. Miss it so much.
Jan is the most gracious host, with the most fantabulous view.
Unique Hawaiian Experience in a Beautiful Setting
There are countless vacation rentals on Maui. Most are generic condos crowded together. Fine if you like anonymous or really need to be on the beach. But if you want to experience what it is like to live on a Hawaiian estate off the tourist path, Makila house is a great option. It is technically as advertised: master bedroom suite in private home. And the suite is really big and beautiful with a huge shower as shown in the pictures. However, what you really get is use of a large, very well equipped home with gorgeous hardwood floors. You access the covered porch with dining and sitting areas directly from your room. It is way, way bigger and nicer than any condo balcony with a great views to the ocean, which is about a mile away. The neighbors are mostly multi-million dollar homes, set like Makila on several acres. There is an excellent, easy walking and bike trail right at the edge of the property. True, you really need a car to get to the beach. But there are many beaches on Maui and most people want to visit more than one, so this isn't onerous. What you get in exchange is a vacation home with no traffic and no noise other than birds.
We have stayed at many VRBO properties and, in the past, rented on Maui for long periods. But this was our first in a suite shared with the owner living in the house. We like privacy and we were a bit nervous about this. Our fears were needless. Our host, Jan, could not have been nicer. She was there if you needed her or wanted to talk, but never obtrusive or, for the most part, even visible.
All in all, a great choice.
This reviewer worked in the resort industry for over 25 years and currently stays at vacation rental properties four to six months a year. In other words, we know what good is.
All you could ask for...
We stayed at the Makila Plantation home this spring. The home is idyllic and the setting provides exceptional views of the ocean in front and mountains behind. Everything you need is on the property and the suite is luxurious and spacious. With a huge lanai outside the door and prevailing breezes it's comfortable and relaxing. Jan is always available while being low profile and Kiwi her Welsh terrier entertained us in her role as surrogate pup.
If you don't want to battle with crowded resorts at half of what the resorts charge while enjoying privacy and comfort, Makila Plantation Home is a no brainer.
Located in a private neighborhood on a hill near historic Lahaina and the resorts of Ka'anapali, this lovely plantation style home on 6 acres offers huge views, and is a wonderful place to really relax and unwind. The location provides easy access to all of Maui. It's a private sanctuary with amazing views and a rural feeling while offering easy access to town and all the best activities of Maui. The home has all the furnishings and equipment you need to be at home here, to relax deeply and enjoy the good life. Other Activities: Whale Watching. Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Surfing, In-home Masseuse
Additional information about rental rates
All cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel 60 days or more prior to your trip, I issue a full refund minus the fee. For holiday season reservations (involving dates between Dec 20th and Jan 5th), the no-refund cancellation window is 120 days, or 4 months out instead of 2 months out. The refund will not include VRBO/HA or PayPal fees, if you elected that form of payment, as I am not a recipient of those fees. If you cancel within 60 days of your arrival date (or 120 days if it’s a holiday season reservation), the refund is based on my ability to fill your reserved dates. I will refund you as many of your reserved dates as I am able to fill at the rate I am able to negotiate, minus the fee. Your reservation serves as a binding contract between us – me to provide the lodging and you to abide by the cancellation policy.