One of those stab in the dark finds that works out perfectly, no regrets. New owner and resident caretaker are both super friendly, intelligent, and responsive but do not intrude. Stayed in largest unit, the upstairs of the main house for a week. Lots of room for a couple to spread out as much as they want. Lots of room for two couples if rented with 2nd bedroom. Kitchen spacious and well-equipped with high-quality cookware (no lightweight cheap fry pans) and plenty of other kitchen stuff. If not exactly the item you need you probably will find something that will work for you. We cook a lot and had no problem preparing moderately complex dinners. Even a dishwasher! Lots of plate options but could use some more wine glass options, especially if you use the dishwasher. A couple of espresso cups would be nice:-) Not cheap but good value. Views from deck and front windows are great. 10-min drive to Haiku and decent market (also try the two Japanese markets) and some decent food trucks and restaurants. Wifi was excellent, went down only once and was fixed in minutes of reporting it to caretaker. Washer and dryer. Nice king-size bed. Pool is good, not busy while we were there, bumped into other couple from cottage only couple of times.
This is not a hotel. Self-service most everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embraced by the views of the Pacific in front, the dormant volcano in the back, the accommodations are set in organic tropical gardens with fruits, flowers and two baby goats. A Perfect " Home away from Home " for couples as well as families with small children. Offering 4 accommodation choices, each with ocean views, kitchen , ensuite bath, high speed WiFi, cableTV, Shared guest laundry, 40 ft salt water pool and a meditation/yoga hut. 15 miles from the airport on the ocean side of the road to Hana and close to cafes, shopping, beaches, waterfalls in the towns of Haiku, Paia and Makawao. A convenient location for exploring most of Maui's attractions. We are eco friendly and do not use artificial scents or harsh chemicals. Our electricity is powered by the sun. The year round temperature between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and ocean breezes eliminate the need for air conditioning, All rooms have fans and two windows bringing in pristine air. It can rain at night or in early morning which freshens up the air. There are always rainbows after the rain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maui Ocean Breezes Hotel Haiku