About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Maximum 5 guests
Permit: STPH 2013/0024
Fabulous views, privacy and quiet were foremost for us in choosing where to build our dream home in Hawaii. We looked for several years before finding this special Maui hilltop location on the side of the volcano. The main villa sits at the top of the hill, with the privacy protected by an entry gate.
We aspired not to live in a tailored gated community but rather to a feeling of informality in a serene, natural more rural setting. It was also important to us to be free as possible from the noise arising from airports, close neighbors and road traffic. Our 2 ½ acres feels secluded, and we hear the birds and the breeze rather than road noise.
We chose Maui's north shore because our family is very active in sporting activities, and we manage to surf, windsurf, kite board, boogie board, snorkel, stand-up paddle, fish, and run (in the pineapple fields). Our location is reasonably central so that trips to Makawao and to the top of Haleakala volcano, to Hana, to Makena or to Lahaina are all easy.
When you walk into Pinnacle, you'll be in the Great room, looking through the house, across the pool to ocean and mountain views. It's truly breathtaking! There are very few places on Maui that can offer such a vista.
This home was constructed with top quality materials and fixtures. The layout runs along the edge of the hill, so that all rooms look out to the view. Most guests tell us that they rarely leave the property, since they're so happy relaxing by the pool, enjoying the view.
Aloha! We are delighted that you are considering this property for your vacation lodging. We are sure that you would enjoy this lovely vacation home.
This property has a vacation rental permit issued by the County of Maui, and is subject to the rules and restrictions imposed by the County for all short term rental homes. Please understand that we would be unable to accept a rental that does not agree to abide by these rules. Note: properties without a short term rental permit are subject to closure by the County.
1. Neighbors - Please be considerate of our neighbors. Noise carries easily to their homes, particularly in the evening. NO loud music, NO parties, NO amplified sound of any nature at any time. Many neighbors must be up early in the morning to go to work, and it's important that your use of this property does not impact them in any way.
2. Quiet Hours - Quiet time is from 9pm to 8am.
3. Use of the Property - Additional friends/family CANNOT be invited to the property and it cannot be used as a “meeting place”. The property can be used ONLY by the guests listed on the rental agreement. The County law allows us to accommodate a maximum of two guests x the number of bedrooms.
4. Parking - There is plenty of parking on the property. Vehicles CANNOT be parked on the street at any time. When vehicles are on the street, there is insufficient space for emergency vehicles, fire trucks, the trash truck or neighbors to get down the road.
Additional information with respect to care and maintenance of the house will be included in the rental agreement.
Cathy or Melody
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Cathy or Melody
Maui Vacation Properties Cathy 808-575-9228 * 800-782-6105 info@mauivacationproperties www.maui.cc
Why Cathy or Melody chose Pauwela
Permit: STPH 2013/0024 Fabulous views, privacy and quiet were foremost for us in choosing where to build our dream home in Maui, Hawaii. We looked for several years before finding this special Maui hilltop location on the side of the volcano. The main villa sits at the top of the hill, and is fully gated for privacy We aspired not to a tailored gated community but rather to a feeling of informality in a serene, natural more rural setting. It was also important to us to be as free as possible from the noise arising from airports, close neighbors and road traffic. Our 2 ½ acres feels secluded, and we hear the birds and the breeze rather than road noise. We chose Maui’s north shore because our family is very active in sporting activities, and we manage to surf, windsurf, kite board, boogie board, snorkel, stand-up paddle, fish, and run (in the old pineapple fields). Our location is reasonably central so that trips to Makawao and to the top of Haleakala volcano, to Hana, to Makena or to Lahaina are all easy.
What makes this House unique
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS!! It's peaceful, quiet, private. Truly escape from the hustle and bustle of the Mainland.
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Beautiful home, pristine condition, serene location
We stayed here April 7-14, 2018 with two teenage kids. The home is extremely well kept, clean and very well equipped. The view is most beautiful and just as advertised in the pictures. We loved hanging out on the patio and enjoying the pool and hot tub. A small grocery store is just a few minutes drive away, and if you are looking for a low-key, laid back vacation, this home is ideal!
Keep in mind that the home is located on the North Shore, which means more rain and about a 45 - 60 min drive to the swimmable beaches and other attractions of the south shore.
Although the home is huge and seems to be equipped to house at least 8, it really only sleeps 4. One of the bedrooms is not as attractive as the other two; if you are traveling with younger children it shouldn’t be a problem at all. Room assignments were a bit trickier with our teenage kids, as nobody wanted to take the third bedroom. If I had to suggest one improvement to the house, I’d upgrade this bedroom and bathroom a bit. However, once everybody had settled in, there was no more issue with this bedroom, and everybody had a very relaxing vacation at Pinnacle Main. We can’t wait to come back.
Loved the house and views
I wish I was back there!!! We had the best vacation and the Pinnacle Main was perfect. Loved, loved, loved the house and the views!!! The pool and hot tub were very nice, although we only used the hot tub once. We didn't do a whole lot of anything except relaxing, which was desperately needed.
Thank you so much for everything. You were so wonderful to work with and we will use you again when we come back. Appreciate everything, especially the late checkout. So glad that worked out.
We really enjoyed the home. From the double gated entrance, to the circular driveway, to the incredible view from the infinity pool and hot tub. The house has been appointed to meet anyone's needs. We've stayed in a few luxury homes and this one definitely had the wow factor with that view. We lost count of how many rainbows we saw.
The area is nice and quiet and we met the neighbour next door who grows tropical flowers and we said that she should put a flyer in the home and the cottage to let future guests know. Her tropical garden is right next door and is to die for. She sells every Saturday for $10 a bouquet.
Haiku is a cute little town. We bought a few groceries at the grocery store there. We also went to Nuka and had a nice dinner there one night.
We do recommend that you grocery shop in either Kahului or Paia. If you're looking for cheap sunscreen check out Target! Paia has an amazing grocery store Mana Foods and we wish we would have discovered this place earlier on our trip. We also enjoyed the store Pearl in Paia as well.
Up Haleakala is an amazing little town called Makawao. Enjoyed a few stores there and artists galleries. Picked up some local art as well. We drove up to Kula and Haleakala.
We usually stay in Wailea at the Andaz but we brought the Andaz to us in Haiku! It was nice to have the serenity peace and luxury all to ourselves. Can't wait until next time. Thanks for an amazing getaway.
Thank you so much for allowing us to experience the Pinnacle.
It was by far one of the best houses we have stayed at on the islands.
The pool was our favourite part and watching the early evenings sweep across the island. Breezes in the sugarcane fields. Just magical!
I think our best area to visit was Paia, to have our morning latte and stroll through the shops.
One of our best stays. Can’t say enough!
We may be looking at the property again by years end i am sure.
Will keep in touch. Mahalo
What a great visit we had. We really didn't go out too much. Really enjoyed the peaceful beauty of the home. The pool and hot tub were where we stayed most of the week. The views were spectacular. Everything we needed was there. Colleens was one of our favorite spots. We probably ate there seven times either lunch or dinner. Staff and food were both remarkable. Also liked Hana Hou cafe for lunch. The haiku grocery had everything we needed. For dinner, Mamas fish house was awesome. We went twice and would probably have gone again if we would have had more time. We went to Milagros a few times and the margaritas were very good as well as the guacamole and fresh chips. Drove to Lahaina for the day. Another day to Wailea. Beaches were both very beautiful.
I also found you and the staff there to be most helpful to us in our search for this trip. You were very prompt in your replies and very so very nice to work with. We would be sure to contact you again on our next trip.
Having had a day to recover from the return, I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know we had a wonderful time at the Pinnacle. The house and location exceeded our expectations. We donated a coffee grinder and french press coffee maker to the house, I trust future guests and the owners will appreciate them. Thank you for all the useful information and we are seriously considering doing this again before too long.
A vacation in Upcountry Maui is an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle, and experience a different side of Maui. Set just a few hundred feet above sea level, Pinnacle sits outside the rain band, on the edge of a hill, at the entrance to the quiet, rural town of Haiku. Just one mile up the road is the town center, with a variety of amenities and services. Eating out: Haiku town center offers a variety of small restaurants and cafes. From the lunch time fish taco stand, to breakfast, lunch or dinner at Colleens, there is both variety, as well as quantity: Colleen's, Veg Out, Hana Hou, Lynn's Café and the newest addition –Nuka (sushi). For upscale dining, Mama's Fish House and Haliimaile General Store (two of Maui's best restaurants) are within ten minutes by car. If you are looking for more options, Paia or Makawao are only ten minutes by car from Pinnacle. Groceries: Haiku town center has two small grocery stores - Haiku Grocery, and Fukushima's. Although small in size, they seem to have almost everything you might want. For major grocery shopping, Safeway and Costco are located in Kahului (approx. 20 minutes from the house). Health and Fitness: Upcountry Fitness is a small gym, offering short memberships suitable for guests on vacation. Other services include: Hair and nail salon, Chiropractor, Massage therapist (note: many therapists will visit the house and provide on-site services), Doctor's office Business Services: We hope that you won't be working on vacation, but if necessary, Haiku town center has a Postal Plus and a post office. (Note: Pinnacle also provides high speed wireless internet) in both the Guest Cottage and the Main House. Activities and Adventure: There's really no shortage! The Haiku area is close to world class surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, hiking, and biking. Be sure to visit Donnie at Go Cycling Maui in Paia. They offer the ultimate cycling tour experience, treating you like a professional cyclist (sort of like a fantasy camp for cyclists). They are also a full service bike shop with high end rentals. Haleakala Bike Company is located in Haiku, and offers a very different service. They drive to the Haleakala park gate and provide a bike for you to cycle down at your own pace. For a quick hike, be sure to visit Twin Falls (about 10-15 minutes by car from Pinnacle) and hike up the stream to the waterfalls. They're a bit chilly, but there's nothing like swimming under a waterfall. If you want to soar over a gulch, the Piiholo Zipline is a short ten minute drive from Pinnacle.