2500 sf with 3 bedrooms, m/bathroom, 2 separate guest bed/bathrooms, kitche
Stewart & Andrea
About Stewart & Andrea
Aloha we are Stewart & Andrea, Welcome to our "Beautiful Maui Home" Our Hidden Hawaiian Gem property, is our home, and our Maui "Pride & Joy". We are opening it up to you, our guest, to enjoy too; We believe you will truly, love our property, and it's gorgeous location. We purchased our property in 1988 and started building this beautiful home in 1989. With many years of hard work and perseverance, we have finally been able to complete the build, and create this beautiful vacation rental property, which we share with other folks like you, who appreciate the finer things in life. Our property was originally designed and built by Maui's own, Polynesian Pole Homes Inc. The conceptional design of Polynesian Pole Homes, was created to fit the steep hillside properties found on Maui, minimizing the need for extensive, expensive, grading and earth moving. Although our Polynesian Pole Home is built on a flat lot, (not a hillside) it retains the structural character, and beautiful exposed natural woods it's designer intended for these homes, all coupled with an extensive open floor plan and gorgeous Ocean views from every room, truly makes it, "Our Paradise" and our "Beautiful Maui Home". No matter where you choose to stay on Maui; We sincerely, hope you will enjoy your Maui vacation and the place you choose to stay; But especially, if you choose to stay in our "Beautiful Maui Home" ! A little bit about us, we both work full time jobs Stewart in construction, Andrea in accounting and nursing, we work long & hard hours so we can go on vacations too. In the summer time we love to take our motorcycle across country, visit different areas of our beautiful USA & camp. In the winter time we love to snow ski as many different places the season will allow. We have skied in Canada & the United States, never in Europe, that's on the "Bucket List" :=) Aloha, and best wishes to all, Stewart & Andrea :=)
Stewart & Andrea purchased this House in 1989
Why Stewart & Andrea chose Kihei
This high quality, very well appointed home, is located in a very quiet neighborhood and is perfect for the vacationing family or couples that like to get a way from the crowds, have the ability to be able to provide their own dining, but also like to be close world class restaurant's, best beaches all the shops, golf & many more vacationing amenities the Island has to offer. The home is extremely spacious and is full of character and Hawaiian charm, all accompanied by the absolutely, stunning vista's of the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous, evening sunsets. It is truly a perfect "Home-Away-From-Home" location, for your Maui vacation :) The property is located 20 mins from the airport in the southern part of Kihei, in a quiet residential subdivision bordering Wailea and 2-3 minutes drive, (approx 3/4 mile) from the beautiful white sandy beach of Keawakapu, considered (by locals) one of Maui’s best & safest swimming beaches on Maui. From December thru April, you will be able to whale-watch from the beach and with binoculars (provided) from our patio, grocery stores & much more are a 3-5min drive from the house. The property is located 600ft above sea level, well above the tsunami zone - There are no midnight evacuations here due to tsunami flood warnings, as you would find at the lower elevations closer to sea level .. A tsunami warning may or may not occur during your stay on Maui, but if it does, they are not much fun if you get evacuated at midnight out of your hotel or condo because you are staying within the coastal tsunami zone ? The property gets a gentle trade wind breeze in the late morning/afternoon, unlike properties closer to the ocean, which catch the full brunt of the daily winds & can make the day, quite uncomfortable. The glass doors lead to the sun deck & Jacuzzi , with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean to greet you. The sun deck is surrounded by, Hawaiian gas Tiki Torches , has a beautiful round glass table, seats 6, porch swing, & barbecue.
What makes this House unique
The unique benefits of this home abound you as you walk thru the front door, you are immediately greeted with the stunning panaramic view of the Pacific Ocean ahead, every room in this home has an ocean view, including the bathrooms. The entire home is constructed with a combination of naturally finished woods including, pine, douglas fir, spruce, oak and our favorite; The Maui Koa, which is only found in our home and one other on Maui. The bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with a combination of natural stones and marble. All bedrooms in the house have an ocean view and are appointed with very comfortable Cal King beds. The Master bedroom has its own bathroom, bedrooms 2&3 share their own bathroom. Our kitchen is built for Maui Koa wood and is very well appointed, it is suitable for any gourmet chef to use. A Kitchen this well appointed, is very rare to find in a vacation rental property. Our dining table seats 8 spaciously, but we have had 12 guests dine comfortable around it. Whether you prefer to sit & relax on the porch swing watching the sun slip away over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, or like to be the gourmet cook in the kitchen, and watch the sun slip away over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, this home is perfect for all tastes, and for the perfect for any Maui vacation.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
SMOKING IS ALLOWED 'OUTSIDE' ONLY PLEASE.
pets not allowed
All minors (under 18yrs) MUST BE supervised.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Overall a great place
We stayed here for a week to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. All in all I would say this house is worth the money. It was very clean when we arrived and there was plenty of space for all 6 of us. The house is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The beds are very comfortable. The views in all directions from the deck are spectacular.
Two small complaints. First, the listing makes it seem like you will have more privacy than you actually do. There is a nurse that rents out a mother in law suite directly underneath the living room of the house. Also, the owners live on the premises. The house is basically a triplex. This didn't end up being an issue for us, but it should have been put in the listing. For the amount of money i spent, it was just something I would have liked to know.
Other small complaint. Only the three bedrooms have AC. The living room and kitchen were sweltering when we got there and you just kindof have to get used to it.
The pool on the premises is shared with another unit on the property, but the hot tub on the deck is private.
Overall, other than a couple of transparency related things about the listing, I thought this house was basically perfect and we had a great time.
Great time with friends.
We enjoyed our stay at the Hidden Gem. It was a little warm in the house but overall the house was nice.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our Hidden Hawaiian Gem Property, and are very grateful you chose to stay with us. The weather in Kihei/Wailea was particularly warm during your time on Maui, with little to no Tradewinds to keep everything cooler, quite unusual for the summer time. Aloha & best wishes Stewart & Andrea - Owners
Best views on Maui
We have been vacationing in Maui for over 30 years; and until a few years ago we had a family members home to stay in. Finding this beautiful home in a location we LOVE being in was wonderful. The views are amazing, the beds are comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked (even a wine fridge🍷�), bring eye mask as sun comes up early, and ear plugs (the love birds & Franklin birds start talking early). The pool and 2 hot tubs are fantastic for mid afternoon dips, and evening swims. The owners are great and live in separate quarters on the property which is typical for “registered” Maui rentals. We enjoyed talking to them and getting invited visits from their pet, the friendliest dog in the world...”Harley”. We all miss her and wanted to take her home with us. There were only 4 of us this trip, but home easily can handle 8 as there are 3 nice sized bedroom. They have another quest house which is separate, but that can also be rented out for bigger families (great for 6+) in addition to the Mail house. LOVE this property; we WILL be back...
thanks Stewart, Andrea & and our girl, Harley.❤️ 🐕�
Aloha Dave & Jill we are so glad you enjoyed your time at our beautiful home, and recognized the time & commitment we have put into making our/your vacation home the perfect “Home Away From Home” spot to be, whilst vacationing on Maui. To future potential guests, we would like to point out; We don’t allow our dog “Harley” to be intrusive or any kind of annoyance to guests, normally she has nothing to do with guests. Dave & Jill are “serious” animal/dog lovers & they invited Harley to share time with them whilst they were on Maui. To Dave, Jill & family thank you for choosing to stay with us for your Maui vacation, we know there are many places to choose from & we are very appreciative you chose our property, we hope to see you again very soon. Aloha & best wishes, Stewart & Andrea
The property was amazing - Location, view, and amenities were fantastic. Stewart and Andrea were excellent hosts. Would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat!
Nice house but overrated
I wanted to be fair about this review as I was very disappointed in the whole experience. I waited a week upon my return before writing this so that I would be as fair as possible. Up front we had a billing dispute that was partially my fault. I booked without selecting number of guest. I didn't think it was an issue as listing says sleeps eight and contract says you pay extra for over six adults. I had six adults and a minor. We paid in full months in advance and were notified the day of check in we needed to pay substantially more or we couldn't check in. I was upset but that could have been resolved if I was as happy with the house as all the other reviews.
The house had many issues but also had a lot of good. The house was very hot and uncomfortable, the bedrooms had A/C but the master bedroom would only get cool late at night and the master bath never cooled down at all. We are from Phoenix and can handle some heat but this was bad. The main part of the house was very uncomfortable for our whole stay.
We had rats in the kitchen that would eat our dry storage food and poo and pee all over the kitchen counters, at first we thought it was mice but we saw several running on the deck at night. They weren't shy and they were rats. Our family loves decks which is the primary reason we got this house. It has a great deck with great views. However we also value our privacy. Stuart lives on property and was outside below our deck almost always during our stay whether it was 8 at night or 7 in the morning Stuart was within earshot always. Perhaps this would not bother some but the constant nature of it bothered us. We had issues with fridge not keeping proper temperature that caused some of our food to spoil. Stuart said it was bad Costco steaks, installed a thermometer the next day that in his mind proved the fridge was fine. He clearly fixed something but didn't acknowledge the fix just said the fridge is fine as it flooded water all over the floor. We had to keep a towel under it to control the flood. I could go on but I should say some nice things as there were a lot of nice things and my word count is approaching.
Most comfortable beds ever. Beautiful deck with amazing views. Well equipped kitchen. Snorkels, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas which was really nice touch.
This is a nice property but I am not sure how it got such amazing reviews as it has a ton of issues but again it is a nice property.
Aloha Ron, we are so sorry you had such a “miserable “ vacation at our property and you feel compelled to write such a review. ? To address your issues: As our website clearly states, our nightly rate is based upon 6 person occupancy, you chose to book the property for one person occupancy, when questioned about it, you came clean and told us you had 8 in your party, thus we charged you for the additional 2 guests. It would have been less stress on your behalf if you had been honest in the beginning and stated you had 8 adults and not tried to “get something for nothing” .? During your stay You tried to blame our refrigerator for your spoiled steaks, (which were most likely left in your car to get warm after purchase?) but when we supplied refrigerator thermometers for the freezer and fridge the next day, the fridge was proven to you to be at 32 degrees ? As far as vermin in the house ?? No one has ever mentioned a problem, including you, if you had genuinely thought there were vermin in the house during your stay, wouldn't it have been wise to say something.?? To address that; We have monthly pest control service, like most home owners do in Maui, and if there happens to be any issue between monthly visits, one call to them always solves a problem. Lastly owners being on property: Vacation rental permits in Maui are not easy to acquire and “All vacation rental permits” given to homeowners by the State Of Hawaii & the County Of Maui require homeowners to be on property while guests are staying, if anyone tells you different, they are not telling the truth. As you are aware, we have 2 properties on Maui and live between this one and the second one, as you experienced, we were often, not on this property during your stay because we were at our 2nd home. To summarize: You arrived at our property disgruntled with a“bad taste in your mouth” because you got caught in a lie about the quantity of people you planned to stay and had to pay a little bit extra. As suggested at the time; Next time be truthful about your intentions prior to arrival, no matter which property you book on this type of website it may save you a lot of personal grief later on ? We wish you our warmest Aloha & best wishes, Stewart & Andrea
Great place to stay
We had a large family vacation in Maui and totally enjoyed the home. There were so many places nice places to gather and relax. The home was very quite and the view was fantastic. We had high expectations from the pictures but it was even nicer in person. The owners was very nice and proud of their home, as they should be.
Aloha Tom & Family , we are so grateful you chose our beautiful home for your Maui vacation home/family reunion, and happy you enjoyed your time here. We do work hard to try to make everything perfect for our guests, just as we would like it when we go on vacation, obviously in your case it showed. Our home has been a life time of labor & love building, and we are very proud of it. Aloha & best wishes, Stewart & Andrea - Owners.
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