Great place to stay, if you know what you're getting. Near the start of the Hana highway (12 miles east of Paia) and off a dirt road, with no neighbors in sight. Beautiful jungle surroundings, with view of ocean from backyard. Place has two small bedrooms (with one full and one single bed, so just barely big enough for 3 people to sleep), and some minor inconveniences -- chain you need to lock/unlock when you drive in/out, you have to keep an eye on the water tank that supplies the cabin's water and the propane tanks that heat the water. No TV, so bring a laptop if you want to watch anything (there's good wifi). But those weren't a big deal, and the nearby caretaker was very available for questions and help. Furniture and mats/towels a little worn, but place was clean. Cabin had everything we needed and some nice features, including beach equipment (towels, cooler, chairs, a boogie board), backyard sitting area with BBQ, adequate cooking utensils and supplies. Walking distance to Twin Falls and ocean overlook. 15-30 minute drive to towns of Paia, Haiku, and Makawao, with lots of dining options. Not far from beautiful Hookipa and Baldwin beaches, but those can be windy with rough surf. About 60-90 mins from more hospitable beaches in Kihei/Wailea and west Maui. If you're OK being off the beaten path and not looking for luxury or beach withing walking distance, this is a great option. Made for a magical memorable vacation, and we would definitely stay there again.
Janine's ohana is perfect and immaculate. There seems to be something new and wonderful added to the cottage each year. Janine provides excellent beach equipment and is always willing to update equipment if needed. Cottage is centrally located and within walking distance to many restaurants, beaches and shopping. Janine is always there if needed to answer any question, The private outdoor area is beautifully landscaped and has an outdoor shower. The overall quality and workmanship of the cottage and amenities are second to none. We look forward to spending many more Christmas vacations at this cottage.