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Nestled on the Slopes of Haleakala with a View from Coast to Coast - Permitted

Kula, HI, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights

3 bedroom vacation home built for a Hawaiian Princess

Maui County permit: STMP 2014/0001

TA-001-935-7696-01 / GE-001-935-7696-02

Haleakala Princess Estate is a very unique vacation rental in Upcountry Maui. This home was designed for Abigail Kapiolani Kawananakoa and has been lovingly restored by the current owner. Careful attention has been paid to every detail, from the gardens to the interior and exterior of both the Main House and the Guest Cottage.

There are two homes on this property - a three bedroom main house and the two bedroom guest cottage. Although close in proximity, each are well separated from the other, with separate gated entrance, separate parking, private hot-tub, and private yard / garden area. The cottage faces up to Haleakala, while the Main House faces down to the ocean.

The Main has three bedrooms (king, king, and two twins) and two full baths (one with walk-in shower, the other with tub/shower combo) and a half bath off the laundry room. A spacious living room / dining area with panoramic views of Maui, and a fully equipped kitchen with a eating nook overlooking the waterfall features on property. The bed linens are soft and luxurious. Sink into the comfy bed, and enjoy an amazing night of sleep. This is definitely not the city, and the only thing you'll hear are the sigh of the wind, and the sounds of the birds.

To be sure that you stay comfy year round, the house has both heat and A/C. You probably won't use it, since it's so nice with the doors wide open, but it's there if you want it.

Other amenities include: large flat screen TV with DVD, WiFi, laundry.


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.

Property Manager

Cathy or Melody

Member Since 2003
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Cathy or Melody

Maui Vacation Properties Cathy PO Box 1359, Haiku, HI 96708 808-575-9228 * 800-752-6105 info@mauivacationproperties.com


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 2 twin/single


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Ensuite to bedroom #1
          toilet, shower
        • Off of hall between bedrooms #2, #3
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • half bath

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Up the hill to Haleakala
            • Ocean View
              Panaramic coast to coast views
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Quality linens, including heated mattress pads for winter.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Throughout the house
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Just in case you find the winter evenings chilly.
                        • Internet
                          Free WiFi (but we hope you'll leave your work at home).
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Opens to a huge ocean facing patio
                        • Parking
                          This home has private gated entrance and private parking.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              A variety will be in the cupboard (no promises on specifics)
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                  indoor & outdoor


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable service
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen TV with Ruku


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          5 miles down the hill in Pukalani
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Outdoor kitchen area with gas grill & dining


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Private hot-tub for your exclusive use


                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                      in Makawao
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                          Maui's best shops in Paia / Makawao
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                          On the south side in the winter. Amazing!!

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                              Great nanny service is available.
                                                            • fitness center
                                                              Most local gyms will do week long memberships
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                  Upcountry is amazing for dedicated cyclists
                                                                • golf
                                                                  5 miles down the hill in Pukalani
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                  Great deer hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  Best area would be the south side
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                  Best area would be the south side
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing
                                                                  Straight down the hill to Sprecks or Kanaha beaches

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A return to Haleakala Princess is definitely in our future

                                                                  Caroline N.

                                                                  What can I say about Haleakala Princess without gushing?! This was truly the most wonderful place I have ever stayed and would (and have) recommend it to everyone.

                                                                  We are a blended family and took the three girls (aged 13-22) and one boy (25) on our first family vacation together and this couldn't have been better. The view down the side of the mountain was truly spectacular and the sight of the two rainbows crossing into each other one morning will never be forgotten. We live on an island but I am originally from Wales, and the perfect blend of island and mountain views in one place is stunning and heart warming.

                                                                  The property....wow! Fantastic modern décor inside the house with giant windows and sliding glass doors made particularly to enjoy the incredible view. We loved that the master bedroom was on the other side of the house on its own, which gave us a modicum of privacy from the kids...when they weren't using the favourited shower in the master bath...and the beds...well I cant speak for the kids' beds but the master bed; I had been suffering with an injured back for several months before our vacation and had been having trouble sleeping without pain. The master bed certainly assisted in the recovery of this pain....ahhhh such good nights' sleeps.

                                                                  The kids very much loved sitting out at the fire pit or in the hot tub in the evenings and they most definitely bonded a little more chatting out there each night.

                                                                  The owner has created a gated, peaceful oasis with such wonderful, enviable landscaping (definitely gave us some ideas on landscaping for our own property here in Cayman), we even found a very friendly chameleon, whom we christened Jorge :)

                                                                  The location was ideal for us also; high up in the mountains so we had cool morning air and a great jumping off spot for our sightseeing; the road to Hana....the whole way around!, the Lahaina Luau, surfing in Kihei and of course Haleakala Crater.... where we (surprise to me!! :)) became engaged.

                                                                  Cathy and Melody are an absolute joy to work with and could answer all of our questions and relieve any worries we had in trying to make this a great holiday for the kids to remember as their first all together, making suggestions along the way as well. They are a one-stop-shop making it all such an easy process; car rental, tour ideas and we can't leave out Mallory who even did some grocery shopping for us so that after a 12 hour journey we only needed to settle in and relax. Thank you so much ladies!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Aloha Shane. We are so happy that you had such a special visit to Haleakala Princess. We enjoyed hosting you, and would love to have you return.

                                                                  Loved staying up-country

                                                                  Michael W.

                                                                  We were extremely pleased with the accommodations at the Haleakala Princess.... loved staying up-country.... and will certainly return in the coming years, as my wife grew up in Pukalani /Kula and we often come to visit family.

                                                                  The house was beautifully conceived and, as an architect, I truly appreciated the way it captured the sweeping views to the west [especially the sunsets]. The deck and grounds were stunning as well..... and the hot tub a nice treat in the cool evenings.

                                                                  All in all, we did love our experience.... and would certainly recommend it to friends and family. You will see us again, I'm sure.....

                                                                  A Maui experience with an amazing view!

                                                                  Cavan L.

                                                                  My extended family (4 grandparents, 2 parents and our 1 year old) stayed for 10 days at the Haleakala Princess. As the other reviewers mentioned, if there is one thing you'll remember about this property is the amazing view off the deck. Iao Valley, the north and south coast...equally breathtaking during the day and at night. The property was very clean and well kept up. It has some very interesting history and some information on the Hawaiian princess that used to live here.

                                                                  This property is wonderful for families! The grounds are well kept and our daughter loved running around what seemed like at least an acre or two of grass, chasing the chickens, watching the birds and looking at the fish in the waterfall off the deck. Walking around the grounds you will find many citrus and avacado trees, which was a treat. A hot tub might not be the first thing you think of when you visit Maui, but staying 2500' above sea level it gets a little cooler at night (15C)...you can't beat sharing a midnight glass of wine and enjoying the stars in the hot-tub after a long at the beach.

                                                                  You'll be very close to Haleakala national park, so if you want to try and catch the Sunrise on top of the world, you can sleep in an extra hour. I would recommend going during the day, its a great experience. You are 5 minutes from Kula Farm produce stand for fresh organic produce anytime, and supermakets in Kula and Pukalani. Maui wine is also worth checking out (~20min drive), and the nearby Lavender farm.

                                                                  The property managers are very friendly and answered all our questions, checking in with us during our stay.

                                                                  Some very minor negatives or suggestions:

                                                                  -The wifi could use an upgrade. We had a very connected group (3 tablets, 3 phones) so the connection speed got a little slow when everyone was on. Honestly we should have just put the electronics away and enjoyed the surroundings more...but old habits die hard. If you are sane and only have one or two devices it should be fine.

                                                                  -Its a bit of a walk to take out the garbage (150ft walk down stairs). Probably not an issue for most but if you have mobility issues or are elderly it might be a bit of a challenge.

                                                                  -The coffee grinder is a fairly cheap unit. Took us a few tries of making basically colored water before we figured out how to get a good grind. It could use an upgrade. Hawaiian coffee is not to be missed!

                                                                  Other than that I can't say we had anything but a wonderful time at this property. Would definitely come back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Aloha Cavan. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the property. It's a very special place.

                                                                  I have the coffee grinder on my shopping list, and will pick up a new one this weekend.

                                                                  We'd love to hear from you when you return to Maui. MAHALO!

                                                                  It was amazing and beautiful!


                                                                  Thank you so much for your email and for your help in booking this property! It was amazing and beautiful and my family and I are trying to find another excuse to get to Maui!

                                                                  The home was immaculate and private and we were so happy that we rented this! We were fortunate to be the only guests on site however on our next trip we will probably rent both the main house and the cottage. Everything was wonderful! We used the hot tub (after a long day out) and the firepit (for family smores time)and even used to bbq (to grill steaks). We even used the outdoor table on Saturday night when the weather was actually warm out. I loved that the grounds were so beautiful and well maintained! But we were all very impressed as to how immaculate the home was! We felt so honored to have stayed there!

                                                                  We look forward to our next Maui trip and look forward to staying at this beautiful home again!

                                                                  There are no words....

                                                                  judith a.Palm Beach , Florida

                                                                  We stayed for a week in "up country" Maui at the Haleakala Princess.. The pictures do not do the house justice .. It is beyond beautiful , the view will take your breath away with the huge deck off the the back of the house overlooking Maui ...the house is well stocked with everything you need and is spotless and clean ... It is so quiet and peaceful and was just what was needed with my stressful job ... The only negative is the beds , I gave my two aunties the master and double room at the front of the house as they have recently had a battle with cancer and I took the twin room ... The beds are so uncomfortable ... Note to the owner , please go to Costco and buy the memory foam mattress toppers for your beds... This high end house should have "to die for beds" ... The "Westin"sleep experience as a memory at this beautiful place ...

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Aloha Jude. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this very special property. The view is almost too good to be true.

                                                                  I wish you would have called us about the beds while you where here. The beds are only a year old. One guest asked for the make/model so that he could get the same bed at home. But everybody is different, and some find a pillow top too soft, while others find a firm bed too hard so it's difficult to have mattresses that everyone will love. We would have been happy to get a topper for you.

                                                                  On future trips, please be sure to alert us if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. We want all of our guests to go home with wonderful memories.

                                                                  So many lovely details!

                                                                  Felipe H.

                                                                  I want to thank you. The house exceeded our expectations. So much little and nice details and the charm and functionality of the house impressed us.

                                                                  The reply you gave us for our questions was very fast and efficient. We felt great there.

                                                                  We were a group of 6 adults, most of us with a specific interest in Kitesurfing. So we drove everyday to Kahului or Hookipa beaches. But we also did sightseeing and went out for dinner. I personally loved to come back to the house at the end of the day and see the beautiful sunset from up there, drink a glass of wine, go into the hot tub or just relax by the house.

                                                                  I found the weather great in the area, a nice change from the day at the beach under the sun.

                                                                  We plan to come back in March 2016, but I guess people will only make up their mind something like 3 months before.

                                                                  I would definitely recommend staying at the Haleakala Princess House.


                                                                  Kula, HI, USA


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