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Watch Whales and Surfers from Deck, Away from Crowds Yet Easy Drive Everywhere

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From bedroom, bath on right, ocean in front, entrance left behind sofa

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Brand new, spacious, airy cottage across from beach, great views, yet private

Permit Number: BBWK2014-0001
Hawaii TAT # W40850386-01
We have passed rigorous inspections for your health and safety.


Escape the traffic and the touristy areas yet be right on the ocean watching sunrises and moon rises over the ocean, surfers, whales, windsurfers and kite surfers. Our location is central to all the places you will want to go and we are at your service to share our knowledge and love of Maui. We offer guests a chance to join our local friends at our BBQs or to join us for a swim in our favorite spots in Iao Valley, just a short drive away. Guests can also choose to just do their own thing or to book a more extensive tour with us. It's totally up to you.

The Space
Our cottage was built in 2012 and we welcomed our first guests in 2013. It has all appliances , comfy Serta bed, all-cotton bedding, pillows, towels, etc. Sliding mirrored doors separate the bedroom from main room. The cottage sits on the ocean below our upscale neighborhood and your only neighbor is a doctor on one side and us up the hill behind in the home we bought in 1999. If you are traveling with another couple, we also have a room with its own bath in the main house for rent and full use of the rest of the house. See ad at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16542011?preview

My husband and I stayed in the cottage a couple of nights to check it out and make sure it is homey. The bed is so comfortable -- Serta mattress, plush mattress pad and new all-cotton sheets quilt and shams are wonderful!

Now with air-conditioning and Direct TV! And we have an AED in the main house, a Christmas gift from our son!

As much privacy or socialization as you like -- I stock it with coffee, tea and condiments and bread, bagels and butter in the freezer to get you started on breakfast. We provide you with snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, etc. and give you tips on good things to do and things to avoid.

Separate bedroom and bathroom has 2 doors so there is privacy if one person wants to sleep and the other stay up or get up. Plenty of room for two or for a family with a child who can sleep in a crib (available to rent from No Ka Oi Baby Rentals) or on the couch.

We can also refer you to friends who will give you local rates on activities such as water sports, downhill biking, used car rental and art gallery. We can give you each 3 day passes to the YMCA for classes, weights, racquetball or pool.

The area we are in is called 'Central Maui' because you can easily drive to everywhere else. Yet our particular location feels more like country with open beach and ocean in front and to the north. Be aware that there is no commercial business within walking distance but the beach and a golf course are there for pleasure walking!

Guest Access
Anywhere on the property.

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you like.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is upscale, our neighbors really friendly owners -- we often have BBQs here with them and always include our guests if they'd like to join us. The beach is right across the road in front of the cottage and when the surf is big, it's great to watch the surfers there. When there's no surf, the beach is empty. We love it both ways! It's not a swimming beach but those are a short drive away and by staying here, one avoids the touristy, hot, dusty surroundings of the beach cities

Getting around

We have a bus system and Jordan and I can drop guests off on our way places but a car really is recommended as only tour buses go up into the valleys and up to the top of Haleakala.

Other Things to Note

We stayed in a B & B years ago in Switzerland and the women treated us like family and it had such an impact on us that we try to do the same and make our guests feel at home. On the other hand, you may want to just do your own thing and that's perfectly fine, too.

Permit Number: BBWK2014-0001
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Local kine' pidgen English :-)
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    none really -- if they can pay, they can stay....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kiddie pool available....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outdoors...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are stairs up to the entrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Serta bed & bedding new, pillows w/ dust mite protectors...moreless

  • Spacious bedroom with more than ample drawer space, a desk with complimentary post cards, walk-in closet with washer and dryer. Overhead and bedside fan, clock radio, and wonderful Trade wind breezes. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Full bathroom with tub, shower, extra hand towels, two doors for privacy when other guests in living area....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are a place for people who don't want to be in a touristy area or condo with people all around, who want a local feel and privacy, yet be on the ocean, and who want to be able to easily access other areas of the island. As you can see from our sample reviews I copy/pasted from another site we've been using, Jordan and I are the properties best amenities!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Maui Revealed and other guidebooks, books on local birds, plants, fish, language and some novels and non-fiction book...moreless

  • Games:

    A couple of board games in the cottage, others up in the main house....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Waterproof portable blue tooth speaker for your music...moreless

  • Television:

    Direct TV, Netflix...moreless

  • Toys:

    Boogie boards, dive gear, beach chairs, cooler, surfboards...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the ocean from every room except the bathroom, yet a hedge around the property prevents anyone on the beach from seeing you....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Good surfing and stand up paddling beach, and when it's windy, wind and kite surfing...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural:

    On one side is a renter, a woman doctor; on the other side fenced yards for a block, then some open space, then a ball field and hole 5 of the golf course....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor and outdoor dining tables and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes and also cooled naturally by the Trade Winds!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer are inside big walk-in closet....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have weights and such at the main house but can also provide 3 day passes to the YMCA, a mile away....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have a space heater if you need it but it's very unlikely....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra sheets provided as necessary....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Trade Wind breezes, ocean views, sunny, bright and private....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of extra towels for bath, beach, kitchen, and hands....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are inside big walk-in closet....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Maui coffee provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with stove, frig, double sink, microwave, toaster over, coffee maker, utensils, dinner and cookware and condiments....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Catsup, mustard and such, cooking oil, salt, coffee, creamers, sugar, tea, frozen bread and bagels, butter, peanut butter & jelly...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Roomy and private with views of surf and whales...moreless

  • Golf:

    Municipal course is just down the road, others within 10 minutes of house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large one on deck, portable one to take to the beach...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, dive gear, surf board...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    You can use the pool at the YMCA but most of our visitors prefer the beach or the fresh waters of our mountain streams....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$265
$1,600 $6,500
Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$235
$1,400 $5,800
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$265
$1,600 $6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 13.5%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Maui Ocean Center

    "You will learn all about the ocean and sea life here and for $10 more, you get a guided tour..."

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  • Pacific Whale Foundation

    "These are the folks to book a whale watch with. It's their area of expertise and the trips..."

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  • Kihei 4th Friday

  • Maui Tacos

    "Our favorite place to get take-out and watch the sunset. My husband and I usually order th..."

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  • Flyin Hawaiian Zipline

    "Longest zipline in the state! "

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  • Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani

    "My favorite restaurant for special occasions. Great food at a modest price, live mellow mus..."

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  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

    "– a two mile undeveloped beach with easy walking and a boardwalk with exhibits. Good swimmi..."

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  • Naihiku

    "A way stop on the Road to Hana. A series of roadside stands for snacks and souvenirs."

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  • Makena Big Beach

    "Gorgeous unspoiled beach. Careful to check conditions though. The waves can be big and thr..."

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  • Saeng's Thai Cuisine

    "Best Thai food on the island. Great atmosphere, quiet. We always order the crispy pa dang ..."

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  • Ho'okipa Beach Park

    "Watch wind surfing and kite surfing. Not that good for swimming but at sunset, turtles come..."

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  • Waiehu Golf Course

    "Municipal Course that our road dead ends into at hole 5 and tee 6, though the club house is ..."

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  • Iao Valley State Park

    "This is our favorite spot in all the world! You can stroll down to the river, go for a cool..."

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  • Haleakala National Park (Kula)

    "One of the most unusual views on Maui are from the Crater summit. Many go for sunrise and i..."

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  • Wailuku First Friday

    "Street fair in Wailuku. Food, music, beer garden, crafts. Just big enough to be worthwhile..."

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5.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului Airport
3.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Koho's Grill and Bar
9.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ma'alaea Harbor (whale watches, snorkel cruises)
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waiehu Golf Course
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Lahaina Sugar Cane Train....a novelty
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kahekili (340)
3.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kohos Grill and Bar
2.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jet ski (Kahului Harbor)
Wailuku, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Across the little road in front

Car: Recommended

Enjoy peace, quiet and privacy when home, yet have an easy drive to all the wonders of Maui. What I love is being able to watch sunrises and then go to Kihei (20 minutes) or Lahaina (35 minutes) for a sunset picnic and come home again to our country-feel area. We almost always have Tradewinds coming right off the ocean so the air is some of the cleanest on the planet.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Jordan was born and raised in Lahaina and comes from a well-known and highly respected family. His grandparents immigrated here from Japan. He went to University of Hawaii for 3 and a half years and has traveled extensively in the South Pacific. He and his wife also traveled England, Sweden and Europe and a half-dozen US states. He was owner of a highly successful fish wholesale business and knows just about everything there is to know about the ocean and the things that live there and the things you can do in and on it. He’s a happy-go-lucky guy who is game to do just about anything on a moment’s notice. Gail was born and raised in Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she fulfilled a childhood dream by moving to Hawaii. She is the founder of H.A.P.P.Y., a social and networking group for homeschoolers. As such, she planned social events, offered crafts and field trips., She still counsels families interested in homeschooling and is the author of "Homeschooling: Why and How" and "Real L.I.F.E. Parenting." She is a writer, speaker, and artist. Both Jordan and Gail are veteran Red Cross volunteers and should anything happen on Maui, you will be in good hands. We have been married for 37 years and have a son, Thumper (Yes, that’s his real name), a retired professional rollerblader, having been in the top ten worldwide his entire career. He competed in such renowned contests as X-Games and Gravity Games. He is the highest rated videographer/editor in Hawaii, having All-Five-Star reviews and participates in a multitude of sports.

Why the Owner Chose Wailuku, HI, USA:
Before we bought this house 15 years ago, I asked my family where they most wanted to live and we all said this subdivision. It's like country but not so wet as Haiku, which can be moldy, nor so hot and dusty and crowded as Kihei and Lahaina, and not so far and cold as Makawao and Kula. We love the feel of being private and quiet and yet so close to everything commercial, the parks, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the hospital, the YMCA, the malls, good restaurants and our favorite: Iao Valley where we go for short or long hikes and swims in the cool clean river pools. We didn't want to downsize so we built the cottage last year so we'd have a bit of income so we could continue living in this heavenly spot.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We pride ourselves in giving the personal touch. We offer our guests a chance to mix with locals at our BBQs, or to join us for a swim in our favorite spots. And if they want to remain totally on their own we respect that as well. Fresh air, beach ambiance, not touristy, views of sunrises and moon rises and whales playing (December through March) and surfers, stand up paddlers, and an endless source of driftwood for our fire pits.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Local kine' pidgen English :-)
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Photos

  • From bedroom, bath on right, ocean in front, entrance left behind sofa

    From bedroom, bath on right, ocean in front, entrance left behind sofa

  • Brand new Serta bed, ....so comfy. Original art, extra towels, lots of storage.

    Brand new Serta bed, ....so comfy. Original art, extra towels, lots of storage.

  • Parking, entrance, deck, taken from driveway

    Parking, entrance, deck, taken from driveway

  • White driveway, parking &cottage below right, no structures for 3 miles to left!

    White driveway, parking &cottage below right, no structures for 3 miles to left!

  • That's my husband on the waves in front!  (they are rarely THAT good).

    That's my husband on the waves in front! (they are rarely THAT good).

  • Jordan on his surfboard.  Iao Valley behind left, a 15 min drive to hike & swim.

    Jordan on his surfboard. Iao Valley behind left, a 15 min drive to hike & swim.

  • Watch whales or surfers while you dine.

    Watch whales or surfers while you dine.

  • Washer, dryer, supplies

    Washer, dryer, supplies

  • Other view of bathroom.  After sun gels in cabinet, extra supplies in vanity.

    Other view of bathroom. After sun gels in cabinet, extra supplies in vanity.

  • Whale breaching -- taken from cottage deck.

    Whale breaching -- taken from cottage deck.

  • Even on stormy days, the view is spectacular.

    Even on stormy days, the view is spectacular.

  • Entrance, sofa, dining, bedroom, part of kitchen to left

    Entrance, sofa, dining, bedroom, part of kitchen to left

  • Living area from bedroom, photographer seen in sliding mirror doors :-)

    Living area from bedroom, photographer seen in sliding mirror doors :-)

  • BBQ & deck, beach gear and portable BBQ out of frame to the right

    BBQ & deck, beach gear and portable BBQ out of frame to the right

  • The dip on the left is Iao Valley.  We are on our surfboards taking photos

    The dip on the left is Iao Valley. We are on our surfboards taking photos

  • View from ocean, West Maui Mountains behind, Iao Valley just beyond left of pic.

    View from ocean, West Maui Mountains behind, Iao Valley just beyond left of pic.

  • No homes between cottage and golf course and a mile or so past that.

    No homes between cottage and golf course and a mile or so past that.

  • Our secret spot on the road to Hana.

    Our secret spot on the road to Hana.

  • Bathroom with shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps, hair dryer

    Bathroom with shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps, hair dryer

  • Love the color of the ocean!

    Love the color of the ocean!

  • Another sunrise -- great thing is you can see both sunrise and sunset each day!!

    Another sunrise -- great thing is you can see both sunrise and sunset each day!!

  • Privacy and comfort, facing cool Trade Winds.

    Privacy and comfort, facing cool Trade Winds.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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