Adorable Garden Gingerbread House

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Kaluanui Road, Makawao, HI 96768, United States

Romantic hideaway! This property has the lush beauty and privacy of Hana, without the drive! Only 15-20 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to beaches, 2 minutes to restaurants and shops...on a private gated property with organic nursery. BEAUTIFUL!

Your host, Eve
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Romantic hideaway! This property has the lush beauty and privacy of Hana, without the drive! Only 15-20 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to beaches, 2 minutes to restaurants and shops...on a private gated property with organic nursery. BEAUTIFUL!

The Space

This place is a gem! SO CUTE! A recently remodeled 1930's cottage....that Jimi Hendrix stayed in when he was on Maui in the 1970's to film Rainbow Bridge. Beautiful, quiet...REAL Maui! WE JUST FINISHED REMODELING so it is all fresh, clean, new, and painted! It is lined with cedar on the inside so it smells delightful when you walk in....

The Gingerbread House is a studio cottage with a kitchenette (toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, counter-top burners, full sized fridge) and spacious bathroom with a large custom-built, tiled shower.. It has high cathedral ceilings with a huge window that looks out on beautiful lush greenery. It is on a gated property.

It has a queen sized bed, as well as a trundle bed (can be used as a twin or two twins/king), and an outdoor patio under the spectacular tree canopy. The property is on 4.5 acres of lush beauty with a seasonal stream, an organic veggie start farm, fruit trees galore (help yourself when in season....) papaya, banana, lilikoi (passion fruit), coffee, plantains, oranges, mac nuts, avocado, lychee, mango, guava, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, coconuts, noni....and you also have access to an additional 4 acres on the adjacent property—which is home of The Sacred Garden—beautiful!.

WE HAVE NOT INCLUDED the 13.41% Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax because you would have to pay the airbnb fee on that so to save you their fee WE WILL SEND YOU A SEPARATE INVOICE for the additional fee. The tax is $18 -26 a night depending on the time of year (price per night). PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS STATE LAW THAT WE ADD THE TAX...Sorry!

We are in an awesome location just 20 minutes from the airport and Costco, and only 2 miles to Makawao town restaurants and shops, 7 minutes to Paia, 5 minutes to Haiku town. 50 Minutes to Haleakala National Park entrance.

We also have a house on the property that is a vacation rental as well so if you need more space for a larger gathering let me know!

I offer retreat services—relationship coaching, personal and spiritual growth, guided labyrinth walks and work with Maui's best practitioners so if you want more than a vacation, let me know! We can help you with everything from Massage, to intuitive readings! I also perform weddings so if you are thinking of getting married while you are on Maui....I can also help you with that! This rental is on the property adjacent to The Sacred Garden which has two walking labyrinths, water lily ponds, meditation gardens, and more ...and is free and open to the public daily.

The elevation is about 1000 feet which is PERFECT on Maui! We are about 10 degrees cooler than sea level which makes for absolutely comfortable days (70-80 degrees) and GREAT temps for sleeping (usually in the 60's). This is the MAXIMUM elevation you can stay and still go scuba diving on Maui. Speaking of diving...we are avid divers and can assist you booking Scuba Diving with the best dive operation on Maui.

You will definitely want a rental car....there is a bus stop a mile or two away but not ideal....and bikes are a little hazardous as these are hilly, windy, narrow roads.

We have a HUGE friendly dog on the property... he is great...but be forewarned he is BIG! (180 pounds)...not a barker, super sweet. We also have 4 cats on the property but no animals are inside the cottage. There are wild chickens and roosters and cows on the property across the stream.

We have a pending final approval vacation rental permit.

Guest Access

You have access to the adorable cottage, wireless internet, shared BBQ and the full 8.5 acres of two adjacent lots that includes The Sacred Garden... We have off road parking on a gated property. You are welcome to help yourself to seasonal fruit.

Interaction with Guests

We will greet you and orient you to the property and live on the adjacent property so can be there in less than a minute if you need us...but we also respect that you sought our property for privacy. We are available to guide you, answer questions and give you a tour of the farm if desired.

The Neighborhood

This area is a magical well kept secret on Maui. We are located at the dividing line between the wet side and the dry side, which means we get enough rain to stay green, and enough sun to stay sane! We get rainbows almost daily and are the perfect temperature (60's at night, 70's-80's in the day).

Getting around

You definitely need a rental car. The bus stop is 2 miles away...the roads are relatively narrow and windy....

Other Things to Note

Please note that we have to add the 13.41% Transient accommodations Tax...separately from the airbnb charges. If we included them in the price here, you would have to pay airbnb's fees on top of that....
We have a HUGE, extremely friendly dog on the will love him!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The Gingerbread House was a great place for a stay at Maui. Perfect gateaway for our Honeymoon! Very privat and direct in jungle.
    Staying at the Gingerbread House was a great experience!

    July 2014
  • This was a wonderful experience! It was also our first time using Airbnb and visiting a Hawaiian Island and we would definitely do it all over again. Early in our planning we intentionally made the decision to avoid the big resorts and seek out something that felt a little more like the "real" Hawaii. Eve's rustic cabin provided just that. The cabin was clean and comfy, with a great amount of lighting and windows. One of my favorite parts of the cabin was the large window high above the kitchen that looks into the jungle across the stream. It almost looks like a framed painting every morning when you wakeup. The chirping birds in the jungle made it that much better. The property is close to Makawao and Pa'ia, both of which have great dinning and shopping and a great small town feel. We still visited the big resort towns for the beaches which weren't too far away. A baby beach protected by a reef is also just 10 min away! We found the cabin to be a great central location to see just about everything on the island.

    Tip: We bought the book "Maui Revealed" before we made this trip and used it religiously the entire time we were there. Kula Bistro is a must, Makawao fresh morning doughnuts in the white building with green trim and usually a line (it's quick I promise!) 808 Cafe has great food and is across the street from our favorite beaches. Drive to Hana takes all day if you go all the way around, but is so very worth it. Get out and see everything! Bring food!
    The Gingerbread Cottage is a perfect central location to everything on the island, but far enough from the hustle of the towns. Be sure to do the labyrinth walks on the property, it's a great way to prepare your mind to enjoy your vacation, also go sit by the river and read a bit, it's very relaxing. We will be back next year!!!

    June 2014
  • As there are so many comments in English we decide to serve the German speaking customers with a comment in German:
    Die Lage von Eve's Gingerbread-House für die Erkundung der gesamten Insel ist optimal. Das GB-House befindet sich auf einem tropischen Grundstück mit einem Bach, dessen Plätschern einen angenehm in den Schlaf sinken lässt. Bett, Kitchenette mit Kühlschrank und Sofa bilden den Wohnraum. Das separate Bad hat eine tolle Dusche. Das gesamte Cottage ist sehr gepflegt und sehr sauber. Das Bett ist typisch "amerikanisch bequem". Der Internetzugang im Haus klappte während unseres Aufenthaltes nicht, war aber bei Eve möglich. Eve ist eine herzliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und können das GB-House empfehlen.

    May 2014
  • Eve's Gingerbread House really is adorable and the grounds around it is so beautiful. There's even a stream running close by which you can hear from inside the house. The place looks even better than the photos. Wifi and cellular reception can be spotty, but what a great location to explore this part of Maui! Makawao and Paia is a five to fifteen minute drive away with restaurants and hiking trails close by. I highly recommend staying here. The place is charming, comfy, and cozy!

    May 2014
  • This beautiful, clean, comfy cabin is located in a gorgeous haven called the Sacred Garden. It was everything we hoped it would be!!

    April 2014
  • Eve and Steve were really outgoing and helpful -- and the cottage was fantastic. The place is situated in a beautiful landscape with lots to explore. Inside it's cozy, clean and the sort of place you want to tuck away inside for a few days to relax. There's a great little kitchen and big bathroom so there's no "roughing it" about this place. Highly recommend this spot as Eve and Steve have clearly thought through all of the details to make it a great place to stay in Maui.

    April 2014
  • We loved this cozy little cottage! It was close to the airport, and only a few miles away from Paia, a happening little town. The Sacred Garden was pretty amazing. The grounds were quiet, and we loved the rain at night falling on our rooftop. It was a very peaceful and relaxing place. Thanks Eve for letting us stay. Hoping to come back and visit again one day. Mahalo!

    April 2014
  • Eve's place is sweet, cozy and a complemented our Maui experience. Nestled next to a stream with trees laden with oranges, lemons and bananas, the Gingerbread House delivered all the comforts and ease of home, while providing great views of the tropical trees towering above us. Morning chickens would cluck near our door and the friendliest dog in the world, Bodhi, always gave us a nuzzle. The house is on property shared with Eve's plant nursery -a beautiful setting that completes the picture.

    April 2014
  • We love this place and this house. It's a small paradise. Eve is a great host and woman.

    March 2014
  • Eve's enchanted jungle cottage was amazing! It was just what we needed! The seasonal creek behind the house was flowing, the tangerines were juicy and ripe, and the succulent garden was spectacular! Eve has really created a special place with her creativity and green thumb! The labyrinths arranged on the property were fantastic for clearing the mind so we even bought a book Eve wrote about labyrinths. Thanks for the beautiful accommodations! Bodhi the dog is super chilled out and cool to have around too. Very private but not overly isolated. Perfect place!

    January 2014
    Response from Eve:

    Thank you!!!!

    January 2014
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We are friendly, fun, hardworking people happy to share our beautiful piece of paradise with you. We are writers, photographers, gardeners/farmers, divers, entrepreneurs, animal lovers, artistic, creative people dedicated to living peaceful, drama-free lives. We have been together for over 20 years, and on Maui longer than that. This property is the cure for "Nature-Deficit-Disorder"....let us give you a tour of the farm and garden, teach you about coffee production and tropical plants....then make a smoothie (or other delicious tropical beverage!) from fresh banana, mango or likikoi!
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