This sweet space is a yoga studio that we are now renting out as a private studio apartment. It has a kitchenette with a small fridge, two burner stove, and the kitchen sink is out the back door. There is a king bed over looking the expansive views out of a special six foot round window, and a queen futon couch. We can also put as many floor futons as needed for $20 more per person over the double occupancy, this is the beauty of this wonderfully large room. This is a bright open high ceiling studio with mirrors and recycled teak wood floors. Perfect for guests who are into doing yoga as well! It is located right off the hana highway down a short gravel road. Our places are all in the middle of all the north shore beaches with in a miles distance. We are only 1/2 mile from Paia town and all the fun places to eat are there and the famous Mana foods, the best health food store on the island. We would love to have you with us!
Beautiful, space with lovely light and all the necessities. Great location walking distance to Paia town.
A very beautiful studio, unique place , with a lovely light and wonderfull space. We loved the bathroom and the Kintchen sink outside.... The studio was very clean we appreciate.
We would définitely stay in Poni's place again !
Was a great location and had a beautiful view of Haleakala out the back door.
Wonderful studio. We had a very good night!
Very peaceful and quiet.
First the positive aspects.
The yoga studio is indeed a cheerfully lit yoga studio. The photos are
generally accurate, with some upgrades since the photos were posted. The studio was pretty darn clean (with the exception listed below).
The narrative described in the ad is accurate but does miss a few things.
Items suggested from improvement.
1. Do not ever ever ever send a person over to bang on the door after 9:30 p.m. to a darkened studio asking for immediate cash payment of taxes.
This is threatening, scary and frankly irresponsible action. The host had phone number and email address. Call us. Write us. They could even
leave a note. My wife, sleeping and alone at the time, was terrified when
this happened the first time. She refused to answer the door. Yup, you
read that right. This happened more than once.
2. The two burner stove that is advertised is actually a very blackened
old dual hot plate. There is a significant difference. An equally old but
clean and small toaster oven is not a substitute for a stove. A nice new
microwave would be way more useful and better.
3. Please install screens on all windows. Even in the bathroom.
You may reduce the number of cane spiders in the bathroom if you put a
screen across the entire window. Having a screen across 3/4 of the opening
is like having no screen at all. Also, only 3 of 5 operational windows
in the studio have screens. In a warm tropical area fresh air is an
asset. None of the 5 doors have screens either.
4. Please check to see if the dishes are clean. I paid a $40 cleaning fee.
That's not only to clean up after my visit. That was to have the place
cleaned before me. The plates provided had a layer of grease on them that
I could see from a distance. Double check things like that before new
5. On the way to the open air, but enclosed bathroom outside, guests walk
by the wide open bedroom window of other tenants. This was a huge yuck
factor for my wife and I'd have to agree.
7. While I appreciate the request in the guest information binder to not
leave bad reviews as it makes business harder to come by, I can't imagine
that guests have not commented on a few of the above mentioned
8. It would be a nice touch to include a few yoga mats. The studio is
indeed great for yoga.
9. With taxes and fees, this place cost more than $200 a night. At this
price point, there are better places. This would be a great place for
perhaps $80-$130 total as people adjust expectations based on price.
Overall, I can not recommend the place in its current configuration. But
with some thoughtful upgrades and modifications, (a microwave, window
screens, an improved method to collect taxes, clean plates) this studio
would be better.
What a beautiful and artistic place! My boyfriend and I spent two nights here, was perfect and romantic and really close to paia town. So off the beaten path and quiet, just you and the bugs in the jungle (they were very friendly though;). Though $10 to do a load of laundry was pretty steep but other than that a great place, would stay here again and definitely recommend Poni as a hostess...she was friendly and communicative.
This location was great. Very close to the Road to Hana, Paia, Mama's Seafood restaurant and a few beaches. The trees and fruit trees on the property made it very serene.
I do wish I would have read the fine print, there is not A/C- it was quite warm the night I was there. But, cute facility and I didn't see any spiders as mentioned by some other guests. The sugar cane field had be harvested so maybe that's why.
If you want something different than a hotel room- check this out.
The studio is very beautiful. I didn't meet Poni since we were staying there only one night. The house is gorgeous and it's conveniently located. I'd stay there again for a short time.
This place was unique and lovely - how many times have you gotten to sleep in a giant yoga studio? Keys were left for us along with a nice little information packet, no complaints here!
Not a terrible walk to get to downtown Paia from here, which had some great food and shops. Overall a great experience and I'd definitely stay here again.
Truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind room in a great quiet location near Paia, near Hookipa Beach. My wife and I found it a great place to de-compress for our first few days on the island. This was a wonderful space, a great way to escape the resort crowds. Very friendly and flexible hosts arranged for a late check-in! Outdoor bathroom and shower are private and well set-up. Cooking facilities and utensils were rustic but adequate, a good way to save money and eat healthy.
DO take the warning about spiders seriously: they're harmless but a bit freaky until you get used to them!