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Excellent Value and Beautiful Ocean View Permit BBPH 2009/0013

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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Listing: 257198 - Excellent Value and Beautiful Ocean View Permit Bbph 2009/0013

*Long Description d Welcome to Haiku Makai. We are a Permitted business (permit #BBPH2009/0013) here on Maui. We can guarantee to be in operation when you arrive unlike most other vacation rentals here on Island.

We work hard on maintaining the beauty of our property and the comfort of our rentals. We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful location. We would like to share this with you.

Our property is situated on 2.3 acres of some of the best ocean views on Maui's North Shore. We have a large tropical fruit tree orchard w/Lychee, Mango, Atemoya, Sapodillo, Acerola, Jackfruit, Avocado, 9 types of citrus and more... In the gulch are Bananas and Lilikoi (passionfruit), Sweet Potato and Taro. There is a 1 acre lawn for you or your kids to run around barefoot or sunbathe in a nice beach chair.

We are located in a rural area yet close to beach, restaurants, surfing, sailing and shopping. We have been operating since 2001 and can help you with any needs you may have here on Island. Come stay with us here and relax at Haiku Makai. Let the cool Trade Winds comfort and soothe you and the Night Blooming Jasmine scent your dreams.......

Keywords: Cottage,vacation rental, apartment, B&B,ohana,studi

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Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why The Owner chose Haiku-Pauwela

We purchased our property because of the peace, quiet and stunning ocean views.

What makes this cottage unique

Fresh fruits and juice (in season) and beautiful ocean views. Cool Trade Wind breezes.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time after 10pm Geckos eat mosquitos Smoking on lanai only
  • Upon departure, leave key on table, door unlocked and towels hung up to dry
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon Couch Converts Into Full Size Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
180 Degree Unobstructed Ocean View, We Have 1 Acre of Tropical Fruit Trees and Gardens to Share, a 1 Acre Lawn to Spread Out Gear, Sunbathing or for the Kids to Run Around on.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Excellent Value and Beautiful Ocean View Permit BBPH 2009/0013
average rating of 4.269231 based on 26 reviews
nearby stuttgart Germany

Have something to tell, but a 5 plus at all !!!

  • 5 of 5

This is aimed to Cindy and Tim. Such comments really make us mad, cos they are more then unfair and not applicable, let me explain why.

We are just returning from some beautiful days over there. So about your accusations : It’s not smelling!!!!!

For sure you mean the beautiful smell of palms and trees. And !!!! It’s not dirty, there is a nice cleaning lady, which keep everything nice and cosy. Second !!!! Geckos you’re right are part of Hawaii and the tropical forest.

And if you should have closed doors and windows there might be same inside but only same this is normal!!!

Third!!! Poops??? Was you searching by magnifying classes ?

I read your “nice” comment before but searching already with thick glasses we couldn’t find any.

We meet such nice and friendly owners living in a little paradise. People like you should spend your vacation in a nice and impersonal place, like a hotel, loosing all this nice connect to locals. This My advice to you. You aren’t able to honor this little paradise. I wish you take your offend back.

For just all in one sentence Love to Max and his wife. Thanks so much for let us leaving there, thanks for the daily fresh oranges for breakfast. Wishing you the best, hope to see you soon.

Luv Claudia and Roland from Germany, hope we stay in touch.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised! Beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful ,quiet,real , back country experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent fifteen wonderful nights at this place ,waking up to the sound of birds and ocean breeze.Max and Tracey are wonderful hosts ,if we needed anything they immediately provided .They loaded us with their own grown fruits like apple bananas, oranges, lychees .... coconut - coconut fresh water , coconut meat and jelly, omg. they were so tasty and fresh that we will never buy them in the store again, . If you want to get away from noisy resorts, hotels and honking cars this is the place you should spend your vacation.You could call this place retreat. The cottage itself is simple and provides basic amenities.People, don't get scared of Geckos ,they are cute and harmless and will eat bugs and mosquitoes ,we loved them,sometimes in the evening you can hear their "talk" . Also you can see milky way and all stars as you would never see if you stayed in the city. If we ever go back we would definitely stay in the same place again ,we recommend them highly.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible experience in Maui!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very overdue review, but the highlight of our year was when we stayed at Max and Tracey's cottage over the summer. It was so refreshing to be away from the tourist areas and be surrounded by so much gorgeous nature and solitude. My boyfriend and I never got to meet Tracey, but Max was a wonderful host, treating us to delicious tropical fruit from their yard and making sure we always felt at home. At one point the stove stopped working, and while we were out, Max repaired it promptly. The location is right near the Road to Hana, which we loved! It was also close to an excellent Japanese restaurant called "Nuka" that was extremely delicious, and I even got to enjoy gluten free crispy calamari which was a rare treat for my dietary restrictions. We only got to stay for 4 nights but we are dying to return! It was the perfect romantic getaway. We hope to come back to Max and Tracey's cottage someday, it was perfect :-)

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile home quality home, good view, but not at all what we were expecting

  • 1 of 5

I too am surprised with just one negative review of this place. We travel extensively and are not at all picky, always try to find the positive in every place we stay. We also rent multiple times a year from VRBO so have a lot to compare with.

This place is a bad trailer park quality home. The fridge, appliances, etc are all old and rusted, seem like dirty 1980s appliances. Whereas we expected there to be many geckos, there are tons of them inside, and they poop all over the walls, into your clothing, etc.. The bathroom is a small dump. We got there one evening, and my family could not wait to leave next morning due to the smell inside, the quality of everything that looks so depressing, geckos/bugs running all over, etc.. Also note there is no AC which might be typical of Hawaii, but on a hot day can make the cabin quite hot. It is also a very small cabin.

On the positive side, the view of the ocean is nice from outside. And location is convenient.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected at all...

  • 1 of 5

We have been preparing our trip to Maui for the last 2 years so when it came to the place to sleep I looked at the reviews of different places and we selected this one because of the high rating; only 1 bad comment! We thought he was a customer difficult to please and booked the place, but we quickly discovered he was the one that was right!

I have the same review as Tim from Wichita so I will not write all the same things as him, go read his, but the main thing is: it is dirty and it smells. I get that it's tropical forest and that geckos are part of it (we were prepared for that part), but old gecko's poop does not have to be part of it; windows, walls and patio are full of it and believe me it's old stuff and it stinks. I was embarassed to tell that to the owner so we purchased 2 air freshener to get rid of the odor and we cleaned the kitchen shelve where there was the most poop. Every morning we would put back all our clothes in our luggage and close it so no ants and no poop would get on it because we found some "new poop" on the bed linen on the second day. Also remember to wear your slippers at all times because if not, you'll walk in it since there is always 2 or 3 geckos on the walls or the ceiling! . Also no paper towels, no napkins, no kleenex, no surface cleaner which is a given normally... Moldy hooks for some of the shower curtain, moldy plugs for sink and bath... This place is located in a humid part of Maui so with good care and a lot of cleaning regularly it would be fine, but for now it's impossible that's it's the case. We tought about asking for a refund of simply leaving and find another place, but we came to the conclusion that it was only to sleep and only for a week so we made the best of it and stayed. We have been renting places through VRBO and other sites for the last 10 years and it's the first time we are truly disappointed, it was not worth what we spent on it. The view is great on a sunny day and you'll get a few free fruits; does it compensate? Absolutly not!! Honeymooners, you will not get in the mood to consume your love there, believe me!!! Lucky for us, except for that, the rest of our trip was extra even though we arrived in the middle of a tropical storm!

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was here during Tropical Storm Darby. Very muggy and wet. The guests never brought any of there problems to our attention. They were polite and seemed to be enjoying their stay. The studio is cleaned very well but there are a few geckos as in ALL homes here on the North Shore. I'll will try to reduce there numbers and respond to some of their suggestions. As you see from MOST of the reviews MOST people enjoy their stay here in the very same conditions this couple experienced. The linens are always fresh and the lodgings are thoroughly cleaned between occupancies. I think if this couple should have turned on the fans and opened some windows to circulate some air during the Tropical Storm. They definitely did not communicate any of this during their stay when we could have tried to address some of their issues. Silence is not always golden....... .
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$64.06
Extra adults EACH/NIGHT C$19.22 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.
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