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Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....Permitted!

Bedrooms 1
Space 220 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cozy, Romantic Studio 1930's Cottage on lush, tropical Maui property

This renovated and adorable "Gingerbread House" is a studio cottage nestled amongst beautiful trees and tropical flowers and an organic farm growing Turmeric, Ginger, Papaya, Tangerines, Avocado, Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Macadamia Nuts, Lychee, coffee and tropical flowers.

The cottage is a "tiny home" (220 sq ft) but has high ceilings with a huge window looking out onto the majestic trees. Fully equipped kitchenette, beautifully tiled bathroom, and cedar lined walls. The internet INSIDE the cottage seems to be accessible by some and not others...however there is reliable internet in 3 other systems accessible ON the property both indoors and out that is available to you. We are located in a gulch/valley so cell service is better in some spots on the property than others. Verizon works well, AT and T is reportedly not good. But 1 minute up the road, out of the gulch, you will get service.

The kitchenette is has a coffee maker, microwave, burners, toaster oven and full sized fridge. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and the entire cottage is lined with cedar.

There is a seasonal stream flowing just 50 feet from the cottage with a great spot to sit and sip on coffee or well as an outside table and lanai with a chiminea (outdoor fire chimney). The Cottage has a queen sized bed.

On the adjacent property is The Sacred Garden (free and open to the public) that is a beautiful sanctuary and nursery with two labyrinths, meditation gardens, picnic areas...all accessible to our guests.

Jimi Hendrix stayed her in 1970 when he was on Maui filming "Rainbow Bridge". The previous owner was a big wave surfer that Jimi was partying with while on Maui....

We also have a 5 bedroom genuine log house on the property that is also a vacation rental if you have a larger group and want to stay on the property.

This property will feel like you are "away from it all" when you are actually only minutes from shops and restaurants. Makawao Town is just 2 miles away, Haiku Town 3 miles, Paia town about 6 miles and the airport (and Costco) is just 15-20 minutes. There is a beautiful beach about 12 minutes drive away, great hiking 10 minutes away and Haleakala National Park is just 50 minutes from here. We are located at about 1100 feet in elevation so it is 10 degrees cooler than sea level which makes it perfect weather nearly all year round. (60's at night, 60-80's in the day). We are on the boarder of the "wet side" which makes for lots of rainbows...can be rainy at certain times...but cozy, green, lush and beautiful...and you can almost always drive to where it is not raining. The best of both worlds.

We are happy to assist you with planning or booking other activities and have masseuses and other personal and spiritual growth practitioners, life coaches and relationship educators if you would like more of a retreat experience. The Sacred Garden also offers classes by donation, meditations on Sunday morning and full moon labyrinth walks monthly.

We own a scuba/snorkel charter so if you are interested in getting out to Molokini Crater we are happy to assist you.

The Gingerbread House is located on a gated property of 8.5 acres of lush. We are a working farm, and there is a main house on the property....and we are right next door if you need anything. We respect the balance between privacy and availability in the case of need.

Short-Term Rental Home Permit STMP T20150003

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018


Eve and Steve met on Maui 25 years ago while Eve was on vacation...fell in love...and five months later she moved to Maui and they got married a year after they met. Steve is an avid scuba diver, underwater cinematographer and has shot for Discover, National Geographic and Travel Channel. They are owners of Makena Coast Dive Charters. Steve is from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and has been on Maui over 35 years.

Eve is an author, speaker and educator. She runs Heart Path Journeys, offering Sacred Retreats on Maui and The Sacred Garden which is a peaceful sanctuary and nursery on the adjacent property. Eve is from Orange County California and has been on Maui 25 years.

They are both hardworking, and deeply in love with the property (and each other, their dog, cats and lifestyle.)

EVE HOGAN purchased this cottage in 2012

Why EVE HOGAN chose Makawao

Plain and simple, this property is sacred. You will feel it the minute you step onto the land. It is an incredibly unique property in that you can't see any neighbors (not even the other cottage on the property from the house, so you feel like you are AWAY from it all out in the middle of no where, but you are just minutes to all the modern conveniences and attractions Maui has to offer.

This is agricultural property so we are passionate about growing food and flowers. We are happy to educate you and share with you our bounty.

So many come to Maui to relax, unplug and get away.....and end up staying in Touristville, surrounded by people, activity and "more of the same" just in a beach setting. Here you will truly feel like you have ventured "away" heaven, to be precise.....

What makes this cottage unique

We lived in the heat of Kihei for many, many years and while access to the beautiful beaches was a plus, the traffic, the nearby neighbors, the noise of residential communities, was not what either of us was hoping for in a move to Hawaii. We wanted to experience the country, the lush tropical beauty, to grow our own food, to wake up grateful every single day. When we were blessed to purchase the property next door to the Sacred Garden Retreat, we were ecstatic. When the adjacent property came up....sooooo adorable, with the charming log house and the adorable 1930's Gingerbread House studio cottage that Jimi Hendrix stayed in in 1970 when he was on Maui filming "Rainbow Bridge"....we couldn't resist. This expanded our capacity to farm, to educate and to share this beautiful property with others.

A genuine log house is a rare find on Maui and offers such a unique and cozy "cabin feel" while at the same time spaciousness, that allows the whole family to get away together, or friends celebrating a birthday....or a couple on honeymoon to enjoy. The balcony, or Lanai as we say in Hawaii is a little piece of heaven, the firepit is a favorite of many....or perhaps the 180 pound St. Bernard/Rotweiller greeting you will be your favorite part. Lush. Peaceful. Beautiful. Relaxing. REAL Maui.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time at Eve's Gingerbread House was great. Even though we didn't meet her personally, Eve has been very responsive and very helpful. Check-in and check-out went absolutely smooth. You need to be aware that this is a special place...right in the middle of nature with humidity, animal noises etc coming with it, but we loved it very much. It is a clean, beautiful and very very cozy place to spend your time in central Maui with Road to Hana, Haleakala and North Shore surfing close by. Mahalo, Eve!
Dec 2016
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Makawao Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom has a beautiful custom tiled shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bed is a Queen Sized bed. We do have a cot or a pack and play if you have a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
On the adjacent property, we have meditation gardens and two walking labyrinths available for your use. We have picnic areas, fruit trees, and a staff on site to assist you.


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului Airport (Code OGG)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pukalani Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Baldwin Beach

There are GREAT restaurants all round us within minutes. Molokini Crater is awesome for diving and snorkeling (as us we have a charter boat!) and Haleakala is awesome for hiking. The road to Hana is beautiful. Lahaina is fun (if you like shops/restaurants and the beaches in Wailea are stunning. The closest beach to us, Baldwin, offers great swimming (protected) and stunning views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 14.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.