About the property
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Haiku Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) 2.5 acres of lush Island Living.
Pineapple Cottage has just been completely remodeled, and will provide a dream home in paradise. Our cottage offers new hardwood floors, shaker cabinets, granite counter tops, new leather furniture, a covered lanai with BBQ and lanai furniture over looking the gulch. There are two bedrooms with new king bed in the master and queen in bed 2, and just remodeled bath room with walk in shower and granite counter tops. My wife Ivy is an artist, her original art work and island decor sets the tone for a fun lifestyle, defining the Aloha Spirit. We are located on 2.5 acres, the cottage is set next to a gulch that has a stream that runs through out the year. The property is filled with tropical flowers, palms and fruit trees. (If you are looking for a party rental, this is not it, as it is nestled in a 2 acre subdivision.) This is also a non-smoking unit, but you can smoke on the deck. We do have washer and dryer, internet/ wifi with cable T.V.
We are located 10 minutes to world famous Hookipa Beach, known for it's surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Visit Paia town only 15 minutes away, a fun old plantation town that has unique shops and restaurants (some of our favorites are Café des Amis for crepes, Paia Fish Market for fish burgers & tacos, Flatbread for pizza, Milagros for a good margarita! Paia has a wonderful health food store, Mana Foods. Baldwin beach is one of my favorite places for a morning walk on the beach. We are 20 minutes from the airport. Makawao Town is 10 minutes away, another fun town that has unique shops and galleries. Our own Haiku Town has a several restuarants, Colleen's offers pizza and great pasta & burgers, Veg Out is great for vegan & vegetarian "to go" grinds, and Nuka's for a delightful Sushi experience, an island favorite. There is also a sweet local Thai restaurant "Sala Dang's" where you can "BYOB" to enjoy your meals with. Haiku also has food trucks that are popular for lunch or take out, from Greek food to tacos...also two local grocery stores and even a hardware store! We are just finishing up, plumbing fixtures are going in this week, furniture is being brought in so pictures are not complete yet.
Steven & Ivy Nickens
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Steven & Ivy Nickens
My Name is Steven Nickens and Maui has been my home for over 43 years, my real job is selling real estate, surfing and windsurfing in my spare time . Ivy my lovely wife is an artist, born and raised on Maui. Together we raised four kids, and have three granddaughters with another on the way. 1990 we bought and developed this property with the help of our kids. We love working in the yard, so we planted all our favorite fruit, and ornamental trees. I love that I can jump in the surf at Hookipa for a morning surf session before my day begins. Twelve years ago we built the cottage, we are just now putting the finishing touches on Pineapple Cottage remodel job. On this 2.5 acre parcel, we planted citrus, avocado's, papaya's, bananas, mango's and all kinds of tropical plants. If you're lucky and my garden is not full of weeds, you might enjoy some organic veggies from the garden. We love living here, it's so peaceful and private. In the morning you hear the birds singing. Anyway this is our home and we love living here, and hope you will to. Duke, our dog patrols our yard, looking mainly for someone to play ball with.
Why Steven & Ivy Nickens chose Haiku-Pauwela
Having lived in Haiku for years, we had an opportunity to purchase this property in 1990. We loved the location for perfect weather in Haiku, close to Haiku town, and easy access to restaurants, shopping and close to Hookipa Beach Park. Pineapple Cottage is the perfect location for a Hawaiian getaway. What I really like is driving pass the hustle and bustle in Paia, driving pass Mana's Fishouse, and I love the drive pass Hookipa Beach Park. Driving up Haiku road, is a beautiful drive heading up to our property. When you arrive at the Pineapple Cottage you drive into a private flag lot road, unto our exquisite estate. It really has the feel of old Hawaii, kick back and enjoin your visit.
What makes this Cottage unique
What people say about our home, is that it feels like an tropical estate, with so many beautiful trees, and that you can walk on the property and pick fresh fruit. I also like listening to the stream when it's raining. Haiku is very tropical, we do get rain, but the temperature is not to hot, not to cold. You also are surrounded by vegetation creating beauty and privacy. House Rules- Quiet after 9 pm, No smoking but on the deck it is allowed, No pets, Please remove slippers, not a party house very quiet neighborhood. Check in time 2pm, Check out 10 am.
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Great cottage, excellent choice
We had a great time in your wonderful cottage. Well equiped, beautiful setting, very comfortable. Most recommended. If in Maui again, that's the place to stay.
we want to come back!!
Well situated home and beautiful porch which I could have lived on. Our son loves the three dogs that would come a visit. We are already talking about our next visit next year. Great property and family who live in the main house. The view is amazing!!!
Aileen thank you for such a nice review. We enjoyed having your family visit at Pineapple Cottage, Ivy puts a lot of work in making sure your comfortable and you have a peaceful getaway. The door is always open waiting for your next visit.
Aloha Steve & Ivy
Our family was blessed to stay in such a beautiful home in a perfect setting.
Beautiful and convenient.
Perfect island hideaway for the perfect island getaway
Stop searching for another rental. This is where you want to stay! Ivy and Steve have created a delightful home for their guests' enjoyment and you won't want to miss out. The cottage is cozy, comfortable, quiet, beautifully decorated and situated amidst luscious greenery with a view of the beautiful blue Pacific. You'll wake up rested after sleeping in one of the comfy beds. Whip up breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen or just ease into the day with coffee on the lanai. And you will LOVE Ivy's homemade banana bread! You'll make friends with Duke (always ready to fetch a ball) and Mia (always looking to hang out with visitors). After a day exploring the island or lounging on a beach, wash away your cares in the great shower. Plenty of restaurants and bars are within a short distance and filled with friendly locals eager to share the aloha spirit. Return to the charming Pineapple Cottage and drift to sleep with the lullaby of the bubbling brook just outside. Maui doesn't get any more perfect than this!
a slice of home (deliciously far) away from home
my husband (a wildlife biologist and surfer), son (16-months, walking/running everywhere, getting into everything), and i spent a delicious week at pineapple cottage. we used it as home base to explore the north side of maui. as soon as we walked in to the cottage, we felt a deep sigh of relief, and as we looked around, we agreed: WE SCORED! pineapple cottage was spotlessly clean, effortless, comfortable, and had all the home-like things you want while traveling (if you're that type of traveler). a large supply of towels, a fantastic shower, a beautiful and very cookable kitchen, a handful of staples (olive oil, salt & pepper), great fiestaware dishes, etc.
steve and ivy set us up with their much-talked about banana bread (oh my god), a bag of maui coffee (woot!) and a box of local chocolates, plus a priceless list of their favorite spots. they always replied promptly to any questions we had, and when we finally met them, we thought: oh right, this is why this place feels like home.
not to mention, the house was great for our 16-month-old son, especially the back deck which was fenced in with a railing with rails close enough together, and no splinters in the deck, so that it became a giant play room for him. and then became the perfect spot for our happy hours.
finally, sleeping was such a treat (despite 16-month old): we left the windows open and loved the sound of banana leaves and the river down below. we miss it, but will be back.
(ps - i hate to write such a good review for fear we'll never again be able to stay at this sweet little spot! of course, it might be our friends filling it up as we've already passed along the info to so many.)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cottage cancelation policy, prior to 60 days before arrival, we will refund your deposit less a cancellation fee of $300. If you cancel after 60 day period prior to arrival, you will receive your payment refund for days rebooked, minus above cancelation fee of $300. There is $150 cleaning charge.