Villa Laka Description.
Live your dream in Maui private, secluded villas in a gated property retreat where you are the only guest -- surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty, brilliant rainbows, sunsets over the ocean -- whether you are in honeymoon, sport vacation, family getaway or just want to spend relaxing time on the island.
Have the best of both worlds by staying away from crowds and commercialized development, yet conveniently situated for exploring the entire island, just minutes from hiking, beaches, shops, and fine dining.
Unlike the typical resorts and hotels to the west or south, Maha Maui Villas is a private retreat on the north shore of Maui. This part of the island still offers the chance to experience a natural paradise of pristine beaches, bamboo jungle, waterfalls and tropical rainforest.
The name. Laka is most well known as the goddess of the hula and the forest. Even today, in very traditional hula halaus, an altar or offering is prepared in honor of Laka with a very specific succession of plants. In some traditions of Hawaii the hula was brought to the islands by a brother and sister, both named Laka. Although prayers are addressed to Laka in many hula performances, few, if any, hulas are ever dedicated to her. Because of many stories connecting Laka to impregnation and fruitfulness, Beckwith calls her "the goddess of love." The name laka means "gentle, docile, attracted to, to attract," and there are old chants asking Laka to attract not only love, but wealth. Of very different origin, she was nevertheless incorporated into the Pele religion. Due to her associations with the forest she represents the element of plants.
The Master Bedroom suite offers a king size Bed with a big Closet and master bath with bathtub/Jacuzzi. 2nd bebroom offers 2 x twin size beds with separate bathroom. all bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton. Mattresses are top of the line with semi-firm pad cushion for your comfort. Huge private deck with BBQ. Ocean and magnificent tropical garden views.
Indoor and Outdoor Dining:
Indoor kitchen is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with double range, cooktop, handmade natural mango wood island, and all of the expected amenities. The uniqueness of this kitchen is in its construction with mango wood countertops and bamboo wood cabinets, the environment gives the feeling of warmth and comfort that is Hawaii. The outdoor deck offer teakwood dinning table for up to 6 people , including a 53 inch outdoor barbeque with a top temperature of 1200 degrees, the outdoor areas are ideal for your breakfast, lunch or dinner and offers semi ocean views. This house is equipped with top of the line washer and dryer so you don't have to share with others.
The grounds are a combination of lush tropical jungle and manicured landscape. The property boasts its own banana plantation and many tropical fruit trees that produce, coconuts, lilicoys, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits, breadfruits, avocados, jackfruit, star fruit, macadamia nuts with sacred Balinese bamboo shoots, some of which are over 50 ft in height. Depending on the time of year and season, the property offers incredible organic fruits from its own orchard grove and from the various fruit trees that dot the grounds. Tenants can help themselves and partake of mother nature's bounty. Visitors in Nov-Jan are free to pick of the starfruit which bloom in the hundred in the mature tree on the grounds. In addition, tenants can enjoy the vast number of native plants and exotic flowers.
My wife and I spent a week here in late Feb and loved it. Nicolas was really easy to deal with and everything was as expected. We hired a car and the location made it really easy to get around - especially the road to Hana, also Makawao and Paia. Would happily recommend staying here..
Excellent property. Very spacious and in lovely grounds. All mod cons and everything brand new. Perfect for people who want a quiet braek away from the crowds. You do need a car.
Beautiful place in the semi - secluded Haiku. Definitely the place you want to be away from crowds, but make sure you rent a car, as you will need one! My stay was very relaxing and no issues. Great place I would go back again!
The place is quit, rural and beautiful. Nicolas is very friendly, welcoming and professional. Any communication was responded very quickly. He recommended places to see and dine around the beautiful area of Paia. The local beach in Paia is just a 15 minute drive away and have the best surf spots on the island as well as yoga studios.
The five different apartments are brand new with everything you need, included soft towels, beach towels and comfy beds.
Apartment number one and two have the best view over the ocean and the countryside with huge terraces.
We stayed in number five where there is a outdoor sitting area, but no ocean view.
There's a local cafe just a quick walk away with tasty coffee, fresh croissants and lots of good bakery for breakfast and lunch.
We loved staying there and will be back as soon as possible.
Highly recommended by 3 Norwegian girls :-)