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Pookela Paradise 1- Walking Distance to Makawao Town, Panoramic Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,307 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 4BR/3BA House in Great Location! Spectacular, Panoramic, Ocean Views!

Welcome to the perfect location! This house is very private and provides plenty of parking and security for vehicles and/or bikes and ocean toys. Newly renovated with spectacular West Maui and South Shore views, this home is centrally located for all your North Shore and Upcountry activities. The perfect house with all the amenities: This 3 bedroom / 2 bath house is finished with travertine throughout the kitchen and bathrooms and Brazilian koa wood floors, with a slate floor laundry room. A gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances will please even the most discriminating chef. It also boasts a 55 inch HDTV and a deluxe front-loading washer/dryer, as well as an iMac and high-speed wi-fi exclusively provided for guest use. Please note, this is a permitted vacation rental property. Maui County Permit: STMP 2016/0002

Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Mark

I've been coming to Maui for 32 years. I was initially drawn to the wind sports, including windsurfing and now kite boarding, but there are so many more reasons I keep coming back! I hope you enJoy Upcountry Maui as much as I do!

Mark purchased this house in 2009

Why Mark chose Makawao

The location offers the ideal mix of proximity to Makawao, Haleakala, and all the North Shore attraction yet worlds apart on it's own private land with spectacular views.

What makes this house unique

This property is set up for enJOYment of your surroundings in a relaxed comfortable environment. The design lives large with panoramic ocean views of the West Maui Mountains and South Maui Shorelines. And, wait until you see the sunsets!!!

55" 4K Roku HDTV, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, and Cooler all provided. 24' iMac computer provided in third bedroom/den.


Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2307 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Gorgeous travertine walk in shower.
    Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Finished in travertine.
  • All bathrooms are finished in travertine and linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has en-suite bathroom with walk in shower.
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Has ocean views
    Third Bedroom/Den - 1 queen , Has ocean views and an iMac computer
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, second and third bedrooms have a queen size beds and ocean views.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Po’okela Paradise - House Policies Quiet hours are from 9:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m., during which time the noise from this property shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area. The use of the televisions, stereos, portable iPods with amplified speakers connected, or any other form of amplified sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries is prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking areas shown below and shall not at any time be parked on the street. Parties of group gatherings other than registered guests are prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking areas shown below and shall not at any time be parked on the street. Parties of group gatherings other than registered guests are prohibited.


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Pookela Paradise 1- Walking Distance to Makawao Town, Panoramic Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 63 reviews

A great house with everything you need. And a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you could need, especially the kitchen. A pleasant surprise was there were beach towels available and snorkeling gear down stairs in the laundry. Our 4 year old who can’t even swim learnt to snorkel. What a great Hawaii experience!

We really enjoyed staying upcountry away from the crowds and pretending to be local for a brief time.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Pookela Paradise and I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! Aloha, Mark
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beautiful view and very quiet

  • 4 of 5

The owner is very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great panoramic view and quietness. Love the comfort of home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

My family rented both 1115 and 1095. Housekeeping in 1115 could be improved due to construction dust. Convenient centralized location to other parts of Maui. Love the short walk to restaurants in Makawao.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house underwent major renovations and this is the first visit since that time. The cleaners must have missed some of the details such as inside some cabinets and such. I offered to have them come back to finish detailed cleaning but guests declined. This was a one-time incident due to renovations, and the place is usually spic and span per other reviews.
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Austin, Texas

Comfortable place, fantastic view and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Pookela Paradise for one month during Nov-Dec. We were in love with the view from this house!! The rainbows were incredible and my husband loved watching the planes fly in and out of the airport at night. Sunsets are amazing as well.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything we needed to have our family over for Thanksgiving. The location is perfect for getting to the best Farmers Market on Saturdays behind Longs Drugs and we were only 5 minutes from our grandkids school. You could walk into Makawao to shop and eat and on the third Friday of each month they have a great street party in Makawao!!!!

My husband loved grilling everynight on the deck and we enjoyed watching movies on the new 65" Roku TV. The owner, Mark, was very helpful and provided us with anything we were missing. If we had any issues with anything he promptly addressed the issue and solved the problem. It is in a neighborhood and there are chickens and dogs, like in most neighborhoods on Maui. There is no AC so you will be sleeping with the windows open. If you are a light sleeper bring your earplugs and you'll be fine:) The temperatures while we were there got down into the high 50's, so was quite chilly! It is the rainy season too, so be sure to pack a raincoat if coming in the winter time. In the summertime it would be incredible compared to the heat of Kihei!! I loved that we were in a local neighborhood away from the normal "tourist" seen. Driving up to the forest or Thompson Road for a nice walk was minutes away. The grocery store we used most was the Foodland in Pukalani, but I bought all my veggies, homemade curries, coffee, fruit and fresh Ahi tuna and Halibut at the Farmers Market every Saturday. Costco is just about 10-15 minutes down Haleakala Hwy to stock up on other essentials if staying for more than a week or so. The full size washer and dryer were nice to have too! Plenty of big beach towels and several types of coolers with ice packs in the freezer. Mark has gone out of his way to make sure this place is nice and we were very excited to have stayed here and gotten to know him! Mahalo Mark for your hospitality!! Jo Ann and Mark

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you both! More rain than usual when you were here but happy you got plenty of sunny days as well. Hope to have you back again soon :) Aloha, Mark
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Amazing Maui Stay

  • 5 of 5

Pookela Paradise was just perfect! Mark was a great host and the house was quiet and in a great location. I'd recommend this spot to anyone exploring upcountry, Haiku, Makawao, Paia, or just looking to upgrade over hotels!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth!
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Windsor, CA

Nice house but needs some attention, great views, missing disclaimers

  • 3 of 5

The house is lovely and the views are spectacular. Very comfortable living area and adequate kitchen. However, there are a couple of things that should have been disclosed:

1-the other house on the property is having renovations done. For most people I'm sure this is no big deal HOWEVER, we really could have used a couple of days to decompress at our own pace but had to choose between listening to hammering and power saws and being gone all day.

2-Owner lives on site, underneath this house. Again, not a big deal, he's a nice enough guy BUT, when he comes back after dark and cleans up his jet ski or whatever RIGHT under the floor height transom windows in the livingroom and the gasoline fumes invade the whole livingroom...not great.

The blinds in the master bedroom are both broken and we couldn't get the window right above the headboard closed so had to stuff towels in the opening to keep from having the torrential rains reaching our faces in the middle of the night.

Also, I know we were up country but, the neighbor below has a young dog that just cries ALL the time.

Also, supplies we're short like hand soaps, dishwasher detergent...again, not s really big deal but still.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I pride myself on prompt response and prompt action to any requests whenever possible. Let me address concerns individually. 1 - Renovations are nearly complete on the upper house, Pookela Paradise 2 - it’s going to be fantastic! Unfortunately, the roof was going on during this stay, which is the noisiest of all the trades since it's outside and involves lots of nailing with nail guns. Completion date for renovations is 20Dec2017 and most of the trades will be working inside for the remainder of that time - drywall, flooring, etc. 2 - I don't live on site at this property, but I am using the downstairs owners office (which is completely separate from the house) until renovations are complete at the other house. I do keep a jet ski in the garage at this property, and have for several years now, but I've never had any complaints. But, given this feedback I will be more careful not to flush it if anyone guests are home since this does in fact require running the engine to do so. I typically only use the jet-ski once or twice a month. 3 - I wasn't made aware of the blinds and/or window during this stay, but now that I am they will be addressed and repaired immediately 4 - The only close-by neighbour this house has had not one, but three new puppies that were kept in an outside kennel for a couple days during this guest's stay and yes, their barking was annoying. This was a temporary situation which has been addressed and the neighbour has relocated them. 5 - My cleaners provide enough sundries to get guests started during their stay but as a self-catered property they aren't asked or expected to replenish all supplies. So future guest know what to expect to be there, they provide: small hotel sized bar soaps, small hotel sides shampoo and body lotion, at least one roll of toilet paper per bathroom, and a box of Kleenex. Usually there are some other supplies on hand, but only if left by other guests. So if shopping you may wish to include the following items on your list: small quantities of dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, and anything else you may need beyond what's listed as included above. I hope this helps to clarify. Once again, thank you for your feedback it is always much appreciated so we can maintain the quality of our property and our usual five-star review record.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Pukalani Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Haleakala Highway (37)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Baldwin Beach Park
Car: necessary

So close to all the North Shore beaches, attractions, and restaurants! Perfectly situated between Hana Highway and Haleakala Highway, two of the major attractions Maui has to offer! Only 10 minutes from Makawao Forest!

Staying in Upcountry offers the experience great climate, fabulous views and fantastic Upcountry sunsets! Po’okela Paradise invites adventure and relaxation in the heart of Upcountry Maui. This newly renovated home with spectacular West Maui and South Shore views is centrally located for all your North Shore and Upcountry activities. Ideal for those into water sports such as wind surfing, kite boarding and surfing, consider it your “command post” where you may wake up in the morning and immediately see where the conditions are best! Once you decide where to go, you are only 12 minutes to Paia Bay, 15 minutes to Ho'okipa, 15 minutes to Sprecklesville, and 20 minutes to Kanaha Beach. You will also remain central to all the Upcountry activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, zip lines, and sightseeing in Haleakela National Park. This home is a short walk to Makawao Town, which has become a tourist attraction in and of itself: Once a cowboy town, charming and quaint, Makawao now features many boutique shops and fine restaurants.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Base rates are for up to two (2) guests. Additional guests at $25 per guest per night up to a maximum of eight (8) guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund