Private Studio Sanctuary Upcountry

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kaluanui Rd, Makawao, HI 96768, United States

Cute, Spacious Studio at an affordable price on a beautiful upcountry property! Conveniently located, just 15-20 minutes to the airport and 2 miles to shops and great restaurants. High ceilings, wireless internet, satellite TV, safe, gated property.

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Cute, Spacious Studio at an affordable price on a beautiful upcountry property! Conveniently located, just 15-20 minutes to the airport and 2 miles to shops and great restaurants. High ceilings, wireless internet, satellite TV, safe, gated property.

The Space

Beautiful Studio "Ohana" attached to main house on 4 acres of lush tropical beauty with access to an additional 4.5 acres adjoining. This property is like Hana without the drive. Fruit trees, a Kukui Grove (Hawaii State Tree), beautiful gardens, seasonal stream, wireless internet, washer/dryer, satellite HDTV, all the amenities for a comfortable stay. You are welcome to help yourself to bananas, tangerines, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, papaya, coconuts (if you can figure out how!), lilikoi (passion fruit), or guava that are found all over the property.

WE HAVE NOT INCLUDED the 13.41% Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax which we legally have to charge. If we included it in the price on airbnb, you would have to pay the airbnb fee against that price so we add it after the time of booking so you wouldn't get charged extra. WE WILL SEND YOU A SEPARATE INVOICE for the additional fee. (Sorry!)

While we are off the beaten path and away from the tourist scene, we are conveniently located just 5 minutes to stores and restaurants, 10 minutes to beautiful beaches, 15-20 minutes to the airport and less than an hour to Haleakala National Park. Great hiking trails and the Piiholo Zip Lines are just minutes away. The Sacred Garden is nearby and is free and open to the public and Ho'okipa Beach (famous for surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing) is only 10 minutes away. The Temple of Peace is just down the road... This is the perfect space for a safe yet private (email hidden)tists, writers, seekers......HEAVEN....

The studio has high wood cathedral ceilings, a queen-sized teak bed and a futon couch. It is attached to the main house and the door is through the carport, so priced accordingly to offset any ambient household sounds. We are a hard working couple so you will probably not see a lot of us, but we will always be accessible if you need any assistance.

There is a full fridge, 4-burner stove/oven, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, iron, ironing board. Beach mats, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella are available for guests. Washer and dryer is also available for use.

This is a lush, beautiful jungle surrounding...birds, butterflies, wild chickens, and our very large, very friendly dog for company. You pretty much need a rental car for reasonable transport as we are only 15 minutes to the airport, but there is not easy access to the island without a car.

We can assist you with booking activities and can make suggestions for what to do while here. If you are interested in Scuba diving or snorkeling, we can hook you up with the best dive operation on Maui...and the Piiholo Zip Lines....helicopters....
jALSO, if you are interested in personal or spiritual growth while you are here, want relationship coaching, a massage or an intuitive reading....we work with Maui's best practitioners and can help arrange sessions for you. ust let us know what you are interested in and we'll be happy to assist.
We can even perform your wedding for you!

Guest Access

Guest has private entrance, private studio apartment with own private bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette. Shared BBQ, designated off road parking, and access to two adjacent properties..8.5 acres.....

Interaction with Guests

We will greet you and orient you to your accommodations and the property, and we are immediately available, on site, if you need help. However we realize that you are on vacation and seeking privacy so we will limit our involvement to meet your needs....we re a hardworking couple so if you want our time....please just let us know....

The Neighborhood

Awesome neighborhood of entrepreneurs, farmers, artists, authors....really unique area....lush like Hana without the drive (or the rain!)
Makawao Town is quaint...great shops and food, Haiku has great restaurants. Easy access to the whole island from here...

Getting around

You will need a rental car....closest public transit stop is two miles on a windy road.

Other Things to Note

We did not include the 13.41% Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax in the listing price because you would have to pay airbnb's fees on top of (email hidden) we will be invoicing you separately for the TAT tax....

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $2450 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Check in was very smooth and Eve (Steve's wife) is wonderful to deal with. Eve even accommodated our request for a late check out. The studio was very clean and actually is more spacious than appears by the photos. On site laundry was very convenient and the location is great if you have a rental car. The studio is located on a unique property which is fun to explore. Lots of windows which allows for a nice breeze at night but would suggest ear plugs if you are a light sleeper because there are chickens and other noisy wildlife. Overall a great experience which I would recommend.

    July 2014
    Response from Steve:

    Thank you for staying with us Amanda....great meeting you! Sorry if the wild chickens bothered you! We don't even notice them anymore....Hope your trip home when well!

    July 2014
  • Great place, had everything we needed for our stay. It was amazing to hear the jungle right outside our window every morning and our hosts were very kind and helpful. Very close to the town of Paia and the beaches and stores there as well as very central location to travel the island from.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful peaceful stay. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. Eve was a gracious host. We would stay here again. Thank you for a lovely peaceful stay.

    April 2014
  • Great little place in the upcountry. Tangerines fresh off the tree was a real treat! Easy to find and very pleasant and helpful host.

    March 2014
  • beautiful apartment, great location - close to lots of stuff. Hosts were very helpful with any information we needed. Highly recommended, wish we could've stayed there longer to check our more of the amazing property.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I had a great stay with Steve and Eve. The place is clean and has all the important conveniences. We liked the fact that the studio is not on the beaten trail but still close enough to everything to see the whole island. As we were seldom there during the day, we cannot comment on day traffic but the evenings were quiet and the nights restful. Our hosts seemed a little preoccupied during our stay but this did not cause us any problems, as everything you need to know about the place is in a binder by the TV. Loved the dog Brody, the roosters, and the sacred garden. We would recommend this place without hesitation.

    February 2014
  • My wife and I had a fantastic stay with Eve and Steve for the first couple of weeks of January 2014.

    The location is truly gorgeous and the grounds are fantastic just to walk around. Tangerines were in season while we were there, so we had our fill, although there were many other fruit trees on the property too. Bodie, that glorious dog, is another fantastic addition, and we seriously debated packing him in our suitcase (although I don't think there's a suitcase around big enough to fit him!)

    The room itself was spacious and wonderful. The bed was excellent, and there was a dresser, shelving, and a closet. The kitchenette is very handy and everything worked well. The bathroom was very clean and I found the shower large enough (and I'm over six feet). The hosts also provided plenty of towels, sheets, soap, and other amenities (like plates, cutlery, condiments, etc.). Finally, it's always nice to have good satellite TV.

    Neither of us found the room to be noisy, but just as a warning, if you sleep with the windows open there is a chance one of the many wild roosters on the island will decide to crow in the middle of the night!

    Maui, of course, was incredible, but especially Makawao town, which is only a 5 minute drive away. We went into town every day and highly recommend the general store there (great sandwiches), the bakery (best donuts) and the Market Fresh Bistro restaurant (great food/people).

    Eve and Steve were fantastic hosts. Eve was just a text away and always helpful, and they can help arrange most things you need. Overall we had a fantastic time and highly recommend both the island and this place.

    January 2014
    Response from Steve:

    Thank you so much Matthew! Great having you two here!~

    January 2014
  • This was a lovely space, and super affordable for a nice sized studio in Maui. Ended up being a good base for exploring Paia, Makawao, and driving the road to Hana. The full kitchen in the studio was a nice convenience.

    There will be a decent amount of foot traffic outside during the day, but if you want some privacy you can simply close the blinds.

    The tangerine and lime trees were full when we were there with lilikoi just outside our window too, and I'm guessing that at any time of year there are probably treats to be had.

    When settling in for the night we had a great selection of movie channels on the TV. An odd amenity to enjoy with so much natural beauty to be found around, but we enjoyed it anyhow.

    December 2013
    Response from Steve:

    Thanks Chris! To anyone reading this....please note that this review is for the STUDIO NOT THE COTTAGE (which is totally private) and the "foot traffic" during the day or any ambient sounds you may here is why we have priced such a beautiful place on such a great property so affordably....

    December 2013
  • Very large studio just as portrayed in the photos. Good access to surfing beaches and high country, but long drive for snorkeling. Don't expect to have response to questions -- our three emails were ignored. Aside from that, we enjoyed the place. We wanted to spend more time upcountry and have a good starting point for the volcano.

    December 2013
    Response from Steve:

    Hi Steve, this is Eve. I am SO SORRY to hear you didn't get a response to your emails but I ASSURE YOU they were NOT IGNORED! I did not receive them, or I did not see them. I am absolutely committed to answering my guests correspondence so please know that that technology does not always work. I apologize profusely and am glad that you had a good time, other than that. I just wish you had told ME there was a problem.

    December 2013
  • Lovely, very comfortable place to stay. Was close to great towns of Paia and Makawao, enjoyed many good times at Baldwin Beach. Also great proximity to airport and also south shore. Loved Bhodi, the big friendly dog too.

    December 2013
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We are avid scuba divers, hikers, gardeners, entrepreneurs...and love Maui. We have a beautiful property and are happy to share this treasure with others who will appreciate the magic of the place. We are hard workers so we are up and out early. Our dogs are the biggest, sweetest dogs you will ever meet...and our cats are usually aloof and rarely seen by our guests. We can assist you with booking activiites—scuba diving, ziplines, etc....and we also can hook you up with a world class retreat sessions—massage, intuitive reading, meditation, yoga, relationship coaching, creative expression. Just let us know what your interests are and we can assist you.
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