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Romantic, Private Cottage on 2.6 Tropical Paradise BBPH 2009/0017

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

THE NEW GINGER FALLS VACATION RENTAL. Our NEW (2017), BEAUTIFUL rental is located in Iao Valley, adjacent to Wailuku Town. Nestled in the midst of towering trees, fruit trees and wild coffee. This private, unique and amazing cottage is beautifully decorated in a contemporary Island theme.

Ginger Falls Vacation Rental is a very private, quiet, secluded and romantic rental situated in a gated, forested area. It sits on 2.6 acres of lush tropical landscaping with an endless supply of common and rare birds and is located on the edge of the Wailuku River, also known as the Iao Stream. The river runs all year round with a 15' waterfall adjacent to our property. The "white noise" generated by the falls will lull you to sleep.

The rental is conveniently located about 3 minutes from the historic and charming town of Wailuku - where restaurants, coffee shops and boutique shopping abound. There is also a theatre where live performances are often scheduled. Ginger Falls is centrally located and is a short drive to natural attractions, beaches and the airport.

Your drive to Ginger Falls from Wailuku Town will include a 3 minute drive through a local, low income neighborhood, which has some yards filled with cars being worked on while others are beautifully cared for. The neighborhood is safe and truly represents how local families on Maui live. Our private gate is about ¼ mile from the end of that neighborhood. One of our recent guest said this about the drive: "The only issue with their place is the colorful local neighborhood you drive through as you are nearing the property- but do not let that deter you as paradise awaits".

Ginger Falls Vacation Rental offers visitors a unique and personal experience of Maui that isn't available in most resorts. You will sleep in luxury with high count sheets, down comforter, down pillows and foam pillows. Check out the many amenities provided for your comfort - at no additional costs.

Keywords: bungalow, apartment, house, hut, cabin, lodge, cottage, vacation rental, tropical, private, romantic

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About The Owner

Sunny Jordan and her husband Bob Flint created Ginger Falls Vacation Rental to give their guests a memorable experience of Maui. Each item in the cottage was hand picked and reflects their good taste and sense of style. Before retiring in 2008 Sunny was in upper management of Art Galleries and now spends her free time creating something artistic. Bob has been involved in ceramics for the last 50 years and in addition to his major State commissions he teaches ceramics at the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center. He also maintains a large studio on the property where he is always making something exciting in clay. Bob and Sunny work hand and hand on the property; Sunny designs - and Bob brings her designs to life in the form of moving boulders and planting trees/plants. Their rental and property is a tribute to their vision, dedication and love of the aina (land).

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2001

Why The Owner chose Wailuku Heights

We had both loved the area of Iao Valley, but never found any land that gave us the space and privacy that we like. One day Bob was talking with a friend at an art opening and asked him where he was living. He told Bob about this great property his father was selling in Iao Valley; five 2.6 acre lots right on the stream. We went to see it and immediately fell in love with the property. The woodsy feeling, the sounds of the waterfall and the closeness to town - we were sold! is very romantic!

What makes this cottage unique

The rental has a wonderful screened porch surrounded by exotic tropical landscaping, fruit trees and coffee trees. It is a great place to curl up with a book or just sit and observe nature. Another nice feature is your own private Jacuzzi tub on the screened porch; a relaxing way to end the day.

We are not a B&B, but we do provide breakfast items for your first morning and coffee/tea for your stay.


Wailuku Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deluxe bathroom with walk-in shower of honed slate. Has large rain shower head and large skylight....almost like showering outdoors!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 very comfy queen size Bed, 1 Small, soft side crib for 1 infant - w/linens and snugly blanket available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ginger Falls is surrounded by a small coffee farm. In addition to the coffee trees there are many plantings of exotic flowers and fruits for the guests to enjoy when available. There are no neighbors nearby so our guests have privacy and quiet - especially at night.


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Romantic, Private Cottage on 2.6 Tropical Paradise BBPH 2009/0017
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Toronto, Canada

An absolute dream vacation location in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Property: The cottage is on a gated street and the property is extremely secluded. While many places in Hawaii feel like you are in resortland, this property is a private paradise. The property has a waterfall with a small covered area that serves as the perfect tranquil spot for morning coffee.

The cottage itself is wonderful, the bed is comfortable and the kitchen is phenomenal. We love to cook and were shocked to find that we were never missing a pan or utensil. The covered porch is wonderful to sit on and gives the feeling like you are completely outside.

Location: If you are looking for a beach vacation with resort-like amenities, this is not the property for you. Where this property wins is its proximity to everything. Ginger falls is close to everything from hikes to beaches, breweries, wineries, surf towns and larger city centers. We really felt like we could quickly reach any part of the island and any activity.

Hosts: One way to ruin an otherwise great rental is to have hosts be either overbearing or impossible to get a hold of. Typically my husband shies away from properties which talk too much about the owners being present, but we could not have asked for better hosts than Sunny and Bob. I'm confident they could make a much worse property worth staying at - having them run a cottage of this caliber is amazing! They were caring and attentive hosts who live on the property in a separate home - they have mastered the art of making you feel completely secluded until you want to engage with people. We both tend to enjoy being isolated on vacation, so we were surprised to find ourselves excited to join Sunny and Bob for coffee in the mornings.

We actually had the pleasure of staying at the cottage during the scare as Hurricane Lane approached the islands. While we felt safe on the property, Sunny suggested that if a hurricane did hit, there was some chance the road would flood and they did not want us to miss our flight the next morning - as such they put us up in the hotel at the airport on our last night to make sure we made our plane. While this was an extraordinary circumstance, it was a perfect demonstration of just how much they genuinely care for their guests.

While there are many vacation rentals that we say we would love to return to if we are visiting the location again, there are few that end up actually being part of the draw. We can say that this cottage will be one of the reasons we schedule another trip to Maui soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG! We are blushing!!! First, let me say, who would take the time to write such a complete review? Answer: two amazing people! That is the Pulitzer Prize of reviews!!! You two are amazing and so easy to be around; we too enjoyed our visits over coffee in the gazebo while the river rolled by. And YES, do schedule another trip to Maui soon. We would love to see you again! Sunny & Bob
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St. Louis, MO, USA

Comfortable, private cottage in a central location

  • 5 of 5

We chose Ginger Falls because we wanted to avoid the crowds of the resorts, and stay in a central location with access to West Maui, South Maui, and Upcountry/Haleakala National Park. The cottage was perfect for our needs. Sunny and Bob were wonderful hosts who were accessible in case we needed anything, but also respectful of our privacy. They greeted us when we arrived, and Sunny gave us a quick tour of the cottage, and invited us to text her with any questions or needs. Sunny and Bob also gave us recommendations on nearby restaurants and activities, which we appreciated. The cottage is brand new and beautifully decorated, with a luxurious feel. It had everything we needed, including a kitchen stocked with basics such as milk, eggs, bread, cereal, yogurt, fruit, banana bread, etc. It was nice that we could eat several meals in without having to go to the grocery store. The kitchen had a convenient desk area with bar stools where we could use our laptops. It was great having a washer and dryer to do laundry. Wailuku is a cute little town with beautiful scenery, stores, and several restaurant options. There are lots of nearby activities such as Iao Valley State Park, Waihe'e Ridge Trail, Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, and many others. Ginger Falls was a wonderful, relaxing place to spend the last few days of our vacation, and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caitlin and Conner - a BIG thank you for the amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage and found the location to be convenient to all sorts of activities. Your time passed quickly, but it sounds like you have lots of memories to reflect back on for many years. So glad you left before "Olivia" shows up; ever day it looks more and more menacing. Crossing our fingers that her high winds and excessive rains won't be tooooooo bad! Aloha, Sunny & Bob
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Super relaxing, intimate, & stress free!

  • 5 of 5

If you plan to visit Maui, I HIGHLY recommend this gorgeous cottage in the country side! The lovely owners are a simple, hard-working, and very accommodating couple. We woke to nothing but only a waterfall & chirping birdies every morning and helped us sleep so good. The landscaping is amazing. My husband & I had the best time playing one of the board/card games they supplied, Taboo, and laughed so hard til we lost our voices haha. Our quality time as husband & wife was tremendously blessed in the country and away from busy Oahu life. We love the owners and this place! A-level-below-heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alyssa and Ryan.....thank you for the glowing review...still blushing! It is so reassuring to know that what we created as a jungle-get-away was exactly what you were looking for.....and that you were able to recharge your batteries. We loved that you came with a "to do/see list" and that you didn't finish it so you will have to come back! YAY! Now that I know you are game people I'm wondering what games we should add? So looking forward to your next visit...Oahu isn't that far away :-)
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Beautiful Native Authentic

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property! It’s a jungle paradise centrally located to everything on the North and West Side of Maui. Bob and Sunny were so great with information and directions. This is your destination if you are looking to get away from the tourist areas and want to feel like you are a local.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stasse and Katie, thanks for being such great guests. Glad we could work out the extra night :-) Thanks for the generous gift of wine. Come see us again. Aloha, Sunny & Bob
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! Cottage was so romantic we loved it. Will be back for sure. Bob and Sunny are the sweetest people. Anna & Victor from Texas

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna and Victory......Jump on UAL anytime and escape to paradise. We would love to have you stay here anytime. You were great guests! aloha, Sunny & Bob
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Sacramento Area

What A Treat!

  • 5 of 5

I read prior reviews, and they all kept coming up 5 stars ... well, add this one to the list! Lovely cottage on a gorgeous property. Easy check-in and check-out. Bob and Sunny are attentive yet respectful; just super hosts. I was in Wailuku for business and it was extremely convenient, but the place is also situated on the island with easy access to North Shore and South Maui ... wherever the best sun and surf is, right?! We seriously loved this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave and Lisa, you two were perfect guests! Dave, we hope you are back here on business soon; we would love to see you and Lisa again. Aloha, Sunny & Bob
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The Iao Valley State Park is a lush, 4,000-acre valley offering hiking, sightseeing, a nature center & views of the Iao Needle. There are picnic tables, barbecues and restrooms. Additionally there are replica dwellings to show how immigrants to the island lived i.e. Chinese home, Japanese home, Portuguese home, Missionary home and Hawaiian home - including garden landscaping and garden statuary.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.