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Your Private Resort-4 Acres, Fruit Trees, Pool, Tennis, Hot-Tub, Sauna-Permitted

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

WOW.... just gorgeous! Five bedroom upcountry estate.

Maui County Rental permit - STPH 2013/0016


Pililani means "close to heaven", which is an appropriate expression for this property. The magic of this land clearly speaks for itself, let alone the fabulous house and the many wonderful amenities. This is a heartful, warm and cozy place which is also cheery, vibrant and fun. Pililani is the ultimate gathering place for two or ten, for friends or families. When walking through the beautifully landscaped grounds, whether picking tropical flowers or sampling the fruit from the orchards, you can feel that this place is nourishing to the soul. Pililani is a carefree retreat, completely removed from ordinance stresses. It is really what Maui is all about.

This is an exceptional upcountry property, suited to travelers looking for a unique home in a rural setting. Very careful attention has been paid to every detail. Entry to the property is through a custom crafted bronze gate. The long driveway winds through a hedged area, to parking spaces at the back of the house.

The first view of the house is looking through the glass walkways, across the fish ponds, to the pool and cabana area beyond. With it's unique Thai style, and quality cedar construction, the house is architecturally pleasing and a memorable structure. The entire four acre property is hedged or fenced, to provide a high level of privacy. A huge investment has been made in landscaping this property, resulting in hundreds of tropical plants and trees, flowers, citrus trees, and a variety of mature palm trees. Nestled within the wings of the house is a tropical fish pond with a variety of exotic fish and water lilies. Every area of this property has an interesting or special feature - from the garden for cut flowers, to the 'spirit garden', to the reading chair tucked into a garden grove, each was created to enchant children and adults alike.

The recreation area can keep you occupied for hours! To one side is a fully wind screened, regulation size tennis court with a viewing area. The forty foot swimming pool is surrounded by a flagstone patio. Sitting next to the pool is a large hot-tub, and a sauna. The pool cabana has a sink, small refrigerator, gas grill, and plenty of outdoor furniture.

The house was designed with flexibility in mind. The main wing of the house offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, huge living/dining room, and a gourmet kitchen. There are plenty of windows giving the rooms a warm glow of light. The peaked roof is supported by two huge cedar pillars. Other features include wood floors, tiled kitchen and custom tiled bathrooms, granite and butcher block counters, Viking range, laundry, TV, DVD, CD stereo, and telephone. The front of the main living room opens to a covered deck, leading down to a platform at the edge of the fish pond.

To each side of the main wing are covered walkways, leading to two master suites each with queen bed, sitting area, work desk, fully tiled bathroom, TV, CD stereo.

Why do I consider this home unique? “Unique” to me is the experience, rather than the size/look/furnishings of a home. It's a home that begs families to reconnect and create new memories. Our Pililani property has everything you could want – fruit orchard, fish ponds, pool, hot-tub, sauna, tennis court, but yet it's the small things that delight the guests. For example, the Fairy Garden, a resting place for fairies as they travel through the area. Or the custom mosaics that are discovered in unusual places. Can't find grandma? She probably discovered the reading nook tucked into an alcove of gardenia bushes. Perhaps “unique” is the amazing outdoor shower that's tiled to look like a wave. Many of our guests have never showered outdoors until they come to Pililani. When they depart, they're trying to figure out how to build an outdoor shower at home. There's “discovery”, as a young child sees fruit growing on trees, rather than sitting on a shelf in the supermarket. And the warm glow as a grandparent teaches a toddler to swim in the pool, or a parent teaches their child how to swing a tennis racket. At the end of the day, hear the contented sigh of a cyclist as they settle into the sauna after a ride to the summit of Haleakala (quite a feat).

This is what makes Pililani “unique”, and always a favorite of our guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy or Melody
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Cathy or Melody

Maui Vacation Properties


808-575-9228 * 800-782-6105

Why Cathy or Melody chose Haiku-Pauwela

We rented this property years ago and fell in love with it. On the spot we said that we'd love to have a chance to purchase it. That chance came in 2002, and we've considered ourselves fortunate ever since. This is the perfect place for us to gather our family and grandchildren. Whether it be afternoons in the pool, tennis matches on the court, or gathered around the dining table playing games... every moment is precious to us.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Haiku-Pauwela

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional ...
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite to Palm Master bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite to Bamboo Master bedroom
  • Each bathroom has custom tiled vanities and shower/tub combos with glass block walls.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , with private bath and sitting area (TV/DVD)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , with private bath and sitting area (TV/DVD)
  • Pililani can comfortably sleep ten guests. The two master suites have plenty of privacy being located down long halls from the main wing of the house. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with custom tiled vanities with glass block walls.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter ...
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
MINIMUM STAY IS 7 NIGHTS (Holidays are 14 nights).


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
San Francisco

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed at Pililani for our spring break. The property was more than enough space for us! There were rooms we never even used. The house itself was beautiful and comfortable, with a nice kitchen and comfortable beds. The grounds were amazing! The children ran and played outside for hours on end, picking fruit and spying on the little chicks that ran about. We loved the pool, as well. We thought we would spend more time at the beach, but found that we didn't want to leave the property! We did spend two amazing days exploring Haleakala and loved our proximity. We had a great breakfast in Haiku, as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here, and when we come back to Maui, this is where we will stay. We are upcountry converts.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartford, KY


  • 5 of 5

10 members of my family traveled to Maui for a wedding and vacation. This was the most amazing place-we hardly wanted to leave the estate to go explore the island. The pool, hot tub, tennis court were super and the house had so many places to relax or just hang out. Cooking was a breeze with the well stocked kitchen and abundance of avocados, limes, lemons and oranges. The staff was great to work with-helpful, friendly and prompt to answer questions. This was truly a dream vacation and we would definitely stay here again. If you do decide to leave the property there are so many fun things to do! We enjoyed Hana, sunrise on Haleakala, hiking the Pipiwai Trail, a boat trip where we saw whales and snorkeled, the town of Paai (eat at Fish Market), several food trucks ( Sumo Dogs and Geste Shrimp) and the Maui Swap Meet on Saturday. Truly a trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Patti. We loved having your family at Pililani. We really enjoy hearing how much guests enjoy their time at the property.
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Makawao, HI

Amazing week at Pililani!

  • 5 of 5

Eight 70-somethings spent an amazing week at Pililani to celebrate our 55th high school reunion. We have nothing but good things to say about it. It was the perfect place for us all to be together, sharing the large gourmet kitchen, dining table with room for all, and, of course the spectacular pool area. We frolicked in the pool and jacuzzi, barbecued steaks on the grill, fed the koi, picked fruit from the trees, and had fun cooking and eating together. It was hard to tear ourselves away to explore the wonders of Maui! A big mahalo to Cathy, Melody, and Norm (who came with such speed when we called him that we thought he must be residing somewhere on the property!).

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaumont Canada

Loved the House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our holiday at the pililani house. It exceeded our expectations. We loved the way the house was set up and so open. We currently don’t have any vacation plans for next year but I have you saved in my contacts for when we make it back to maui.

We did a lot of things when we were in maui. Road to hana was really cool. I would recommend to take the back way to the road to hana. The views and quiet road was so nice. The crater is a must see watching the sun rise. Mama’s fish house was amazing a little pricey but by far the best tasting fish I have ever ate. Shopping we went to front street, South kihei , and whaler’s village. All had good shopping and different stores.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynden, WA, USA


  • 5 of 5

I want to say that we had a wonderful vacation at your property. It was wonderful to have the pool, hot tub and tennis court on the property and also the orchards and ponds. I was concerned about the water having a toddler with us, but I have to say that it really was not a problem. I have a pond with Koi and he feeds them all the time so he loved feeding the Koi here and we were all careful to never let him be out there by himself. The pool itself wasn’t as much fun for him as it is really designed for adults, but we still had a great time since the majority of the group is in the late 20 early 30 age and it was perfect for them. . There were 8 adults, a toddler and a 4 month old. Because of the design of the house we were all able to be with each other as much as we wanted and still have alone time if needed. I would recommend this place to anyone.

We are trying to decide if we want to do a snow vacation next year or go warm again. We will use your property Rentals again if we have the need in the future.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belleville, Canada,

Loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

There were so many things that we loved about the island, but given that I didn't want to write a novel I've tried to record the favourites below. All said, the coordination and attention given by you, Cathy, was greatly appreciated especially with the early phone calls from halfway around the globe. All correspondence was quickly answered with exactly what I was looking for.


1. What's not to love? Obviously the pool/hot tub/sauna/tennis court combo fit our lifestyle and we were lucky with the weather to take full advantage - although the one rainy day we had did not scare us away from the hot tub and sauna.

2. The kitchen offered lots of room and tools to make amazing meals and we took advantage of the local orchard (oranges, avocados, limes/lemons, grapefruit??) to enhance the food. Breakfasts were enjoyed in the lanai every morning.

3. The beds were noticeably very comfortable and the privacy of a bathroom in each bedroom was a definite plus.

4. Accommodating our late departure was greatly appreciated understanding that it would only work if bookings allow.


Certainly our favourite activities (besides hanging out at Pililani) were:

1. Driving to the top of Haleakala to catch the sunrise (get there early to see the stars) and then hiking down and back up Sliding Sands Trail in the crater (2400' over 4 miles).

2. Sailing/Snorkelling/Whale watching aboard Paragon II out to Molokini. Great crew and small group - included all equipment, food and drinks.

3. Zip-lining at Piiholo Ranch (just down the road); and

4. Driving the Road to Hana - must stop at Coconut Glens!!


1. Dinner at Mama's Fish House - make reservation sooner than later and ensure you get it for sunset.

2. Paia is a great little town and Mana Foods was the perfect store for us with fresh/organic choices.

3. For the Caesar loving Canadian, Clamato Juice was found at the Haiku Market grocery store (like a bloody mary).

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului Airport - OGG
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Makawao town
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pukalani Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


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