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

Bedrooms 4
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 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Gorgeous travertine walk in shower.
    Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Finished in travertine.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are finished in travertine and linens are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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
    Downstairs Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 BR/1 BA suite included for 6 or more.
  • 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. Downstairs suite bedroom is cozy, quiet, and private.
  • 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 4.826087 based on 69 reviews
Woodstown, NJ

Lovely location, clean and comfortable home, convenient to Makawao, Paia, and Haleakala

  • 5 of 5

This property was incredibly clean, well furnished and comfortable. We enjoyed lovely views from the great room and lanai. The kitchen was great for cooking as a family;It was well appointed, scrupulously clean, nice appliances. We ate on the lanai half the time, nice outdoor table and chairs, such great rainbows every morning, view of the ocean. We never turned on the TV, which was state of the art. We read and chatted in the evening, those sofas were so inviting. Washer/dryer was a nice touch, much appreciated. There was an additional suite on the ground floor that looked very well done, making this home perfect for an extended family or larger group.

The weather in Makawao was cooler than most of Maui, and we did NOT miss A/C. Ceiling fans and open windows created a cool breeze by day, and we actually slept under cozy blankets at night because it was so deliciously cool.

Makawao is a very short walk, and the Rodeo General Store supplied last minute additions to dinner. Paia was a short drive, as was Haiku. We had our choice of grocery stores as well. Lots of wonderful restaurants in both Makawao and Paia: Wooden Crate, Cafe Mambo, not to be missed! Ho'okipa Beach and Baldwin's Beach were our favorites for sand and waves.

The owner was easy to work with, very responsive to questions.

This is a nicely located, very good value, well done home for an upcountry experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear when guests enjoy their stay! The sunny days and cool evenings that Makawao offers make for an idyllic climate and Pookela Paradise is front and centre on the rainbow views when morning rain clouds hover over Haiku while Makawao remains in the sunshine. That’s why a rainbow 🌈? is a part of our logo.
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Wonderful place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

Loved it ! The house was cleans and had everything we needed to enjoy our time in wonderful Maui! The owner was very nice and responded very quickly to all my questions and requests! I would definitely stay here again when we return !

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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seattle, washington

Charming upcountry house, close to Makawao with a panoramic view of the ocean and West Maui mountain

  • 5 of 5

Lovely upcountry house, just up the hill from Makawao with commanding panoramic view of ocean and West Maui mountains. Well appointed kitchen and great amenities including Roku enabled TV. Owner is very friendly and responsive, wonderful to deal with. Great place for cyclists and the owner is one! Superb choice for an upcountry getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have active visitors come and enjoy the fabulous biking and other activities that upcountry Maui has to offer!
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Great views and cozy house.

  • 5 of 5

My entire family and I enjoyed our stay. The house has great amenities and an awesome view. We would definitely recommend this house for a large family or group!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views in a beautifully set up and spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Up-Country Makawao. The home has everything that’s needed for several couples, or a family, with a very well appointed kitchen, excellent tv system with Netflix and plenty of movies on hand and, of course, great views. If you want to get away from from the touristy hustle and bustle this home is a great option. However, like anywhere away from hotel areas, be prepared for the roosters and barking dogs early in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While it's true all of upcountry Maui has a feral chicken population, the good news is there are none roosting in close proximity to Pookela Paradise, but rather off in the distance, which makes a huge difference on how impactful they are. There are also dogs in the neighborhood, just as there are in any residential neighborhood. They don't necessarily bark in the morning, but rather when something gets their attention, as dogs do.
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Great house in the hills!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for what we wanted! Off the beaten path, on the hill surrounded by green, and lots of amenities!! We had a family with 7 adults and 1 baby. The home had a pack n play and booster seat already there which was really convenient! Lots of towels and the kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could need! The view is beautiful so the deck is perfect for sitting outside!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $250 + Tax

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