About this listing
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!
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! Recently remodeled, very cute! 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. There is wireless Internet in the cottage, as well in other locations on the property.
It has a queen sized bed, as well as a day bed (can be used as a twin), 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 have a 3 night minimum however we will book for 1-2 nights if the nights are available between other bookings so feel free to check with us. We have a 5 night minimum during Holiday periods like Christmas.
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. Please keep in mind that this is a jungle environment and it is nearly impossible to keep all insects out of any accommodation in Hawaii unless we poison the place. If you are phobic of insects, the jungle will not be your best bet. Gecko lizards are also common inside the houses here.
Vacation rental permit. STMP T2013 0013
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.
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).
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 property....you will love him!
Please no smoking inside the house. This property is a "drama-free zone" so please respect the peace and serenity concept.... Our biggest rule is that you respect the land, people, plants and animals on it...and yourselves as well!
We welcome children but ask that parents monitor them while in the yard....this is "real nature" with a seasonal stream, slippery rocks, etc. and we do not want anyone hurt. Please take 100% responsibility for your safety and that of your children.
Quiet hours are 10pm-8am.
This is a working nursery and farm so please know that we do work and live here. It is very private however, others are on the property. It is a LARGE property....
We appreciate respectful, responsible people who are careful with our home, yard and pets. We also maintain a peaceful, happy environment with no abuse of each other, property or animals.
Please no smoking in the house or on the lanai...(the yard is okay)
There is a great (big) friendly dog on the property....and a few cats (no pets inside...)
Check in is after 3pm and check out is by 11am. We can accommodate earlier check ins and later check outs if no one is staying with us the night before or after...
Tenant hereby acknowledges that this rental is located adjacent to agricultural zoned lands as well as real nature—seasonal stream and steep cliffs. It is acknowledged by all parties that this is not a typical city or suburban setting; farm animals may be kept on neighboring properties, wild chickens and roosters roam freely Unstable, dangerous, and slippery conditions may exist within and outside the property and injury may occur to anyone who is not accustomed to rural areas and does not take personal measures to avoid these hazards. With full knowledge of the above facts and warnings, Tenant accepts and assumes all risks involved in or related to any and all activities engaged in on this property and as a result of any access it provides. In other words, PLEASE BE MINDFUL AND RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
A very nice and cozy little cottage! Eve was a great host and gave us very useful hints for Maui. Bohdi and the chicken gang were also very kind to us ;-)
We were looking forward to our stay at the Gingerbread House and it exceeded our expectations. Couldn't have asked for more. Lovely setting, exquisite craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Eve was very responsive and delightful. Her enthusiasm and reverence for this magical property were evident. The description and photos on Airbnb accurately represented what we experienced in person. There was so much to discover in the Sacred Garden. What a gem. We're working on a way to be able to return to this very special corner of Maui with wonderful hosts, Eve and Steve.
Perfect stay- romantic, beautiful, peaceful. The cabin is stocked with all the necessities+ and we felt that Eve was available for questions, but also that we were left to enjoy a private honeymoon. we are definitely coming back. Mahalo, Eve!
We had a lovely, restful time at the Gingerbread Cottage. Eve was very communicative and helpful. She also left clear instructions and information about swimming beaches, hikes and directions. We even went snorkeling with her husband one day out at Molokini. Great experience! We would definitely return!!
Eve had many helpful necessities in the gingerbread house like bug spray ,towels, toiletries , kitchen supplies etc. the neighborhood was beautiful and quiet. Eve was very welcoming told us helpful things and things we should know about the gingerbread house, the land, and the island.The itinerary she left us was very useful on how to get around to many things on the island like the closest town, good places to eat and much more.
Tolles kleines Knusperhäuschen mitten im Regenwald. Die Lage war für uns ideal, da man die Insel ideal erkunden kann. Sehr gut eingerichtet und gemütlich. Wir waren mit unserem fünfjährigen Sohn dort und er hat es geliebt (vor allem die Hühner rund ums Haus). Eve und Steve sind tolle Gastgeber und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
When we first arrived in Maui- I had called Eve to let her know that we were finally there.. She was actually out of the state, but was 100% helpful and very sweet- she answered my calls and my texts right away! We were greeted by Steve and Bodie when we first arrived in Makawao! Super friendly and extremely helpful with everything, gave us insight on nearby places to eat and things to do. The cottage and the property are beyond beautiful! We made friends with Bodie and all the chickens :) The cottage is in an amazing location and we got to experience a lot while we were there. It was a short drive to the Town of Makawao and Pa'ia (2 of the 3 towns that we absolutely LOVED! Hana is the 3rd :D) We went ziplining, hiking, saw the Sunrise and biked down Haleakala, went to the beach and just enjoyed Upcountry! After all of those adventures it was nice to kick back and relax at the cottage :) I already miss it..
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About the Host, Eve
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!