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a romantic retreat :)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sweet studio jungle hideaway, just for two.

Haleakala Cottage is a darling studio cottage tucked into the corner of our tropical gardens with hot tub views of the summit of Mt. Haleakala -a long dormant volcano. We are a fully licensed and legally permitted B&B which means that your reservation is always secure with us (Permit #BBPH 2009/0015, TAT/GE #W40445368-01). The cottage features a luxurious California King bed, fully equipped kitchen with a 5-burner gas stove, front and back lanais with a private hot tub, hot and cold outdoor shower, charcoal barbecue (bring your own charcoal), a towel warmer to keep your big, fluffy towels fluffy and dry, a shared guest laundry and 44 foot free form pool. Wifi is available as is a TV and DVD player, but no TV service or cable allows you to truly get away from it all.

Huelo Point Lookout is located on Maui's unspoiled north shore and is ideally situated for exploring Haiku, Hana, Makawao, Kula, Mt Haleakala, the bamboo forests, waterfalls and our gorgeous unspoiled beaches (Ho’okipa, Baldwin, Kanaha, Mama’s & Baby Beaches – come surf, windsurf and kitesurf!).

We have four private cottages on our property with a shared pool, but it never feels crowded. Each cottage has its own private hot tub. Our cottages are surrounded by two organic orchards which supply fresh lemons, limes, tangerines, papayas, avocados, macadamia nuts, bananas, star fruit, guavas, coconuts, soursop, and passionfruit. You will find a gorgeous basket of our freshest fruits waiting for you upon arrival and possibly even a fresh cut coconut chilling in your fridge! Grab the coconut and head out to the lanai - let your cares just melt away! This is the 'real Hawaii'.....

Huelo Point Lookout is located about 45 minutes from Kahului airport. We are 15 to 20 minutes from shopping and restaurants. You might want to stop at Mana Foods in Pa'ia on your way through and grab the essentials for your stay - Mana has great organic choices and they have been a local favorite for 30 years!

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Sharyn

Sharyn is an actress, writer, speech therapist, permaculturalist & interior decorator. At the moment, she's enjoying theatre improv and working on a one woman monologue show, which she'll perform in a few months.

Jeff is a retired dentist - now he specializes in metaphysical counseling, and is expanding his hypnosis practice into Subconscious Training. (Previously he used these skills in working with phobic patients in dentistry - but these skills have much wider applications and he's having fun expanding them).

We have one young son, Kai Nalu, aged 19, who was born here in Maui. He's a heck of a surfer! We also have an older son, Adrian, who lives in England with his lovely German wife, Antje and their 2 totally cute kids. We're too young to have grandchildren! aaaggghh!!! But what a treat!

Sharyn purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Sharyn chose Huelo

Huelo is off the beaten path, wild and wonderful. Who could resist? We have a constant trade wind, so we never 'bake' like the west side ... and here the landscape is lush, so it's easy to do our organic gardening. We wanted a Maui dream escape, but also wanted some conveniences, and these we have aplenty!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy and relaxation are things that are priceless. So many people find they rediscover those things, when they stay with us. Romance too, of course - that comes naturally when you've re-created that space for just for yourselves. This is the natural part of Maui - not 'manicured' or 'manufactured' to be part of a Hollywood image. Here, you discover the 'real' Maui - exotic ... waterfalls ... bamboo forests ... soaring ocean cliffs ... nesting seabirds ... wild ocean ... what we dream of, when we say 'Hawaii'. Here, you'll feel 'remote', but still enjoy the conveniences of having access to 3 small towns (Pa'ia, Makawao and Haiku) for easy grocery pickup, P.O., delightful boutiques & fun restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

He must have because as soon as we got here, it was nowhere to be found.

Gentle trade winds, warm sun and a view of the ocean unobstructed but for the swaying palms and the occasional wandering cow were well beyond our expectations.

This beautiful and private place is the perfect refuge, far away from the cares of home and the party condos in Kihei.

We stayed in both the Haleakala cottage with its lovely outdoor shower and the sliding doors which made us feel as though we were sleeping outside and the Oceanview lookout with such amazing views that it had a lighthouse like feel to it .

Thanks to Sharyn's chickens and herb garden we started each morning with a fresh omelet which we prepared in our great kitchens, followed by bananas from a bunch hanging in the yard.

The owners and staff were so wonderful and this place was so very fine that all our plans to dash off for hiking, biking, and running about just kind of dissolved into a realization that there was really just no better place to be than right here, right now.
Apr 2014
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Huelo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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a romantic retreat :)
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Awesome private hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Maui! My husband and I enjoyed this very private and quiet spot. We appreciated the breakfast items of eggs, bread, fruit, coffee, and treats!! We loved the hot tub and binder of local great tips and restaurant choices. It was great to go on day trips yet get away from the hussle and bustle from other tourists. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bless you, Emily and Paul - you were delightful guests and you left our sweet little HALEAKALA Cottage sparkling clean! Big hugs of appreciation! 🌺🌈🐳Sharyn & Jeff Huelo Pt Lookout ... a romantic retreat ...
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice touches, Better then any B and B I have stayed in. Flowers, towels, and very neat and clean place

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 4 night stay in the Haleakala cottage. Wish I could have stayed longer. The studio size was perfect for the two of us. There was attention to detail. Everything you could need in the kitchen, with a wonder gas stove. Lots of plush towels. Loved the outdoor shower and hot tub. Fresh flowers decorating the inside of the cottage. Wine, fresh farm eggs, fruit and rustic whole grain bread awaited us when we arrived. Very private but we knew the property manager was near by if we needed anything. Perfect location to Hana, Upcountry, and I’ao Valley. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely magical

  • 5 of 5

This lovely place is perfect. Away from crowds, yet easy access to Paia and to Hana (okay, THAT’S not easy, but the journey starts here.) Absolutely private, wonderful hot tub and outdoor shower. We cooked in most nights. Lori was hospitable and nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love 'magical' guests who delight in the same things we do! Thank you for being such sweeties - and please do come back again! :)Lori & Sharyn
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Tropical Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage tucked into a lush jungle garden just steps from a sweeping ocean view. Beautifully equipped with hot tub, tiled outdoor shower, even a towel warmer. Friendly, helpful staff. Stay here if you want a uniquely quiet and relaxing visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Retreat in the Heart of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what can I say about this spot. This was easily the best decision I have made in selecting a place to stay. If you are wanting to stay away from all the touristy areas this is the place. Driving up to the cottage is the best part, along with the great landscape, the view and pool area.

This is a very welcoming cottage with fresh fruit upon arrival. We highly recommend bringing your own food as cooking there is well worth it. When you have a chance walk out to the cliffs and enjoy the sunrise, it is breathtaking. The outdoor shower is definitely a unique feature of the cottage, but the longer time you stay the more you get used to it. With how hot it can get it was a refreshing addition. The hot tub was also very welcoming and relaxing especially being secluded. Enjoy sleeping with both screen doors open at night, allows for a great breeze. But the rain can come quick so be aware.

It was nice being so close to the Hana Highway (the fun parts of it). The drive to Hana was easy since we didn't have to leave so soon. Many secret stops along the way that the book inside the cottage will tell you.

You are also very close to Paia (about 15-20 mins) which is a great little town to explore. Since my wife had never been to Maui we toured the entire island, but honestly this place is really meant for people not wanting to go very far. Still our time there was amazing.

This last part is for the staff, very welcoming and helpful in addressing our needs. Laundry services available which helped us with towels and such. We did get to meet Sharyn (owner) and she was a delight, very friendly and talked for about an hour.

As you can tell my wife and I absolutely hated this place. But we would recommend this to any honeymooners or couples that want to be away from it all but still enjoy what paradise has to offer. There are other places on the property to rent and we may do so in the future and bring more of our family. Or we may keep it to ourselves.

- Mahalo

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Car: necessary

Personal In-House Masseuses & Chefs available by prior arrangement. Personal shopping service also offered for your arrival needs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

Bookings are 50% non refundable at the time of booking and are 100% non refundable 60 days before your arrival date – unless, of course, we can re-book your space, in which case it will only be a 10% re-booking fee. The refund will be in line with the rate we can re-rent it minus 10% of the original reservation total.

Rate quoted is for 2 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund