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!

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

Check In
  • 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!!!!

  • This was a great place to stay and a great experience. There are interesting grounds and the amazing plant nursery to explore, and there is also Eve's Forbidden Fruit Stand. The Gingerbread House is truely unique. It is very interesting and has been recently remodeled. A beautiful place inside and out. The grounds offer a variety of fruit trees and it is set in tropical rain forest. It was a most pleasurable base for our adventures on Maui.

    January 2014
  • We had a great time at your brand newly upgraded cozy, little gingerbread home! Eve and Steve (Jeff Bridges twin brother LOL!!!) are amazing hosts. This is a beautiful location, very lush, wooded garden with a nice river in the back of the cabin. Eve has an awesome sacred garden located on the property. It is very unique, peaceful, serene, excellent for relaxing and meditation. The gingerbread is close to a cool little beach town called Paia and the Baldwin Beach Park. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful property. We definitely recommend the Gingerbread House for couples!
    P.S. Don't bring an alarm clock, the roosters will be happy to wake you up in the morning!

    December 2013
    Response from Eve:

    Thanks for staying with us....Great to meet you both!~

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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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