About This Listing
Women's only guest house in beautiful upcountry Maui. Clean, cozy room with two twin beds and private bathroom. $60/one, $90/two guests. I am very knowledgeable about Maui, especially outdoor activities. Great location for your home base on Maui.
You'll have your own private room (two twin beds) and adjacent private bathroom, perfect for one or two. Share the airy kitchen, dining, and living room with your hostess. From the kitchen, enjoy relaxing views of the slopes of Haleakala, tea and local coffee. The house is clean, warm, welcoming, full of amazing local art and treasures from around the Pacific.
You'll have access to the kitchen and dining areas, living room, covered front porch, yard and laundry.
Interaction with Guests
I work full time, but when I am home I enjoy visiting with interesting women travelers and hearing about their adventures. I'm glad to share travel tips, recommendations, and directions.
Makawao town is approximately 1-mile from guest house. What I love about Makawao is how the store owners take pride in maintaining the historic architecture and the feel of the town. Plus you can buy happiness - in an excellent cup of local coffee, the best pastries from the oldest bakery on the island, get a hair cut, buy herbal remedies, a birthday card, or a rhinestone cowboy belt, eat sushi, pasta, steak, or mexican. Haiku, Pukalani, and Paia towns are also close by.
-Komoda Bakery - daily homemade donuts, rolls, cream puffs, and other treats.
- Market Fresh Bistro
- Makawao Steak House
- Makawao Sushi & Deli
- Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
- Polli's Mexican Restaurant
- Stopwatch Sportsbar & Grill (live music)
- Rodeo General Store Deli
- Rodeo General Store (groceries, beer/wine, sundries, deli)
- numerous art galleries and shops
- several yoga studios
- public library
- post office
- public park (tennis, soccer, basketball)
- Wednesday farmer's market
A car is highly recommended for getting around on Maui.
Other Things to Note
- Coffee and tea provided
- Evening are cool
- There is no television set in the house.
- Free WiFi if you bring your laptop.
- The house is on a rural roadway. There is some noise from passing cars and occasional dog barking, and morning roosters crowing. Consider bringing earplugs if you think this might bother you.
- no smoking on the property.
Emjay's listing description was accurate and clear. The neighborhood was exactly as described, and exactly what I was hoping for in visiting Maui. Emjay was (is!) a busy woman and thoughtful host. I was out and about a lot, so we only had a little time to chat.
Emjays home is so beautiful in every way ! The location breathtaking with a view of Haleakala as you sip your morning tea. The bed so incredibly comfortable, your own private bath and all the amenities you could possibly need. Not to mention Emjays warm hospitality and the great location, easy access to the East side of the islands highlights. Thank you again for a memorable start of my journey !
My sister and I had a great visit at Emjay's house. She was welcoming and gave us good tips for island survival, even lending us towels for the beach. The room was exactly as described - cozy and well-maintained, with a nice bathroom next door. The place even came with the added ambiance of wild chickens delivering our wake-up call! This was an easy and quiet launch pad for all our of adventures around Maui.
I loved staying at Emjay's! Her house is spotless and beautifully decorated- the pictures don't do it justice. Emjay herself is sweet, thoughtful and respects your privacy. The location is safe and quiet, close to a cute coastal town called Paia, a great place to begin your Road to Hana and visit the Haleakala crater. We had a wonderful time here and would highly recommend Emjay's place to others!
I was a little nervous because it was my first solo travel but Emjay made me feel at home and the guesthouse was very comfortable. Would recommend friends and family staying here :)
About the Host, Emjay
Hi, I'm Emjay. I am passionate about the outdoors, and enjoy visitors who are interested in exploring Hawaii's natural and cultural outdoor activities. I love the ocean, have been an avid surfer, paddler, and snorkeler for over 30 years. I work for an environmental nonprofit organization, I love to make soup, light candles in the evening, explore tide pools, and be mesmerized by the starry night sky. I'm curious about life, and want to sip tea and hear the story of your home and your journey to Maui.