Lots of spacious lanai (decks) with spectacular views from every one.Ocean view hammock
Totally Private, Oceanview Retreat

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

This eclectic antique Hawaiian cottage is perched atop a scenic jungle gorge with breathtaking views in every direction. Open and breezy; attention to detail shines from every facet.

The space

This historic cottage is completely private and provides accommodations for two couples comfortably. "Light and airy," "magical," "incredible," are just some of the words used to describe this unique home. Many guests check-in and then never leave the house and grounds until their check-out day. This 20 acre shade-grown coffee plantation borders a forest preserve and is completely private. A stream runs through the property year-round attracting a variety of wildlife. There are amazing panoramic ocean, jungle and mountain views. Seasonal waterfall views. Guests have the option of booking a personal tour of the farm and grounds which includes a short hike to see the ancient Hawaiian pictographs, an artesian spring and gives an overview where all the private trails, natural pools and picnic areas are. Reservations include full access to all the grounds and amenities on the farm. The cottage is located over a half mile from the main farm house and is completely private. It includes:
300 Mbps Wi-Fi, W/D and detergent, Barbecue with Charcoal and Kiawe provided, Refrigerator with icemaker, Dishwasher, Gas Range, Microwave, Juicer, Blender, Toaster Oven and Coffee Maker provided. There is a claw foot tub and separate shower. Hair Dryer, Bubble Bath, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash Provided. Fully furnished with King-sized bed in downstairs bedroom, Queen-sized bed upstairs. Cable HD-TV including Showtime, DVD Player, DVD selection, Guitar, Woodstove and Firewood. Iron and Ironing Board. Yoga Mats, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Cooler and Binoculars Provided. Bird Feeders and Birdseed Provided. Flower cutting, Fruit and Herb picking (seasonal) privileges included. Plenty of secure parking.

Close to shopping and North Shore beaches. A bag of fresh roasted Maliko Estate Coffee is provided as well as a basket of fruit (when available) and fresh flowers from the farm.

Optional (additional fee):

Historical/Jungle tour: 2 hours and includes an overview of all the trails on the private grounds, archeological sites, the history of the valley and the medicinal uses of the jungle plants. $75.00 per person.

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 tax. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS STATE LAW THAT WE ADD THE TAX...Sorry!

Organic farm and pesticide free area for those with sensitivities.

Guest access

Guests have access to all the private hiking trails on the property as well as swimming privileges in the natural pools in the fresh water stream.

Interaction with guests

Host will greet you upon arrival, give you a brief orientation of the cottage and surrounding area and will come say aloha on departure day. The rest of the time you will have to yourself unless you schedule a tour.

Other things to note


License or registration number

STPH 2015/0001 SUP22013/0015
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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $180
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Note:  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

   Cancellations are accepted if more than 60 days prior to arrival date.
   Within above cancellation period a full refund will apply, less a $100 administrative fee.
   If cancellation is 60 days or less, refund is subject to re-rental of property.  

 A cleaning fee of $160.00 will be added to all reservations 

Maximum Guests: 4
  Address and driving directions will be provided once the confirmation deposit has been received.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

98 Reviews

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Jen User Profile
June 2017
This cottage is absolutely phenomenal! Sydney was such an amazing host - providing such amenities as coffee and eggs from the chickens on the land as well as giving us a grand tour of the property with incredible detail of its history. Watching the sunrise and sunset from the upstairs lanai surpassed our expectations in spades. We adored our stay and hope to be back again soon!

Kathleen User Profile
June 2017
We stayed here for our honeymoon. It was so peaceful and romantic! Staying here was above and beyond what we expected! We have used Airbnb before and have never been disappointed. Usually places live up to the pictures and the reviews but this is the only place that has exceeded our expectations!! The attention to detail impressed us the most. There are books everywhere (for me, books make a place feel like home) a DVD collection and wifi that is so strong you can stream movies/tv shows without any issues! The well stocked bathroom had plenty of towels, shampoos and conditioners, hair dryer etc. Usually I don't take baths anywhere other than my home but it is hard to resist the clawfoot tub with a view of the mountains! Plus everything is so clean! There wasn't a single thing that we needed that wasn't there. The house had everything! The kitchen was stocked with the usual pots and pans and utensils but there are also spices, condiments, tea strainers etc. that really make it feel like home! There is everything that you could need for the beach: boogie boards, beach towels, sunscreen, bug spray, yoga mats, a guitar, beach chairs and sand toys! I could go on and on listing all the details in the house but it is so much better in person. The location of the house was perfect (at least for us it was). It is private while still being close to everything you would want to do! You will need to rent a car but directions were provided to the nearest beaches (The beach she recommends is secluded and starts off as a nice relaxing swimming pool and the further you go down the beach the bigger the waves get) and grocery stores. There are several cute towns nearby with great shopping. We highly highly highly highly recommend the tour! We learned so much about the history of the area and nature that surrounded us! We used the aloe on our sunburns and we even used some of the local plants in our breakfast! Sydney is amazing and always had great recommendations for us from places to go for dinner to the best place to buy gifts for our families back home. The one thing we regret was not staying here for longer! Three days was not enough!

Max User Profile
April 2017
It's a peaceful, neat little cottage nestled at the top of the valley about 10min drive from Paia or Makawao with great views of the northwest side of the island (and Molokai if the weather is clear) as well as the Haleakala slope in the other direction. It's perfect for a private getaway surrounded by nature. The views set the overall tone, but it's also the little things that made our stay very enjoyable. Sydney gave us delicious fresh eggs from her chickens and the complimentary coffee, grown in the estate, was really really good for breakfast out on the deck. We took a tour of the estate (more like sanctuary) with Sydney, and she proved to be quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna in the area with fascinating stories. We took her advice and had lunch at Hali'imaile General Store (restaurant) which was only a short drive away and very satisfying. She was a professional host, quick to respond to text messages and very punctual at check-in and check-out. We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time.

Alex User Profile
April 2017
This was my second stay at Sydney's place which is my all-time favorite vacation rental. Gloriously beautiful setting in nature, phenomenal views, private, quiet, peaceful, clean, comfortable. Sydney is a wonderful host. We loved (again!) her tour of the property and learning about the history of this amazing place. Communication is clear and easy and interesting. She has put such care into creating a space where you can relax and have everything you might need. Kitchen really well supplied (sharp knives!) and stocked and came with fresh eggs from Sydney's chickens. There are all sorts of other things provided that might come in handy such as play things for the beach, blankets for Haleakala, laundry supplies, games, music, high-speed internet, BBQ, etc. My 7 year-old nephew got it right when he said returning from the beach, "Now THIS is paradise!"

Jill User ProfileJill is a superhost.
March 2017
If you are lucky enough to have found this spot, stay here! Every detail has been thought about. This little piece of heaven is exactly what Hawaii is meant to feel like. We will be back for sure.

Leslie User Profile
March 2017
Outstanding views, unparalleled experience! Sydney is a phenomenal host! You won't be disappointed! 10 stars on a 5 star scale. Hardest part was leaving!

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
Our stay with Sydney was short but sweet! She left us well provisioned with her own estate coffee and fresh fruit. The view is magnificent, the house is beautifully decorated. Lots of creativity and care went into this place. Loved it!

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Makawao, Hawaii, United States · Joined in December 2011
Sydney User ProfileSydney is a superhost.

My favorite thing is sharing this beautiful valley with others. It started out 30 years ago as a refuse dump. For 150 years everyone dumped their garbage into the fresh-water stream from the lovely old stone bridge. My husband and I bought the property below the bridge along with the stream and all the garbage in it. For five years we hauled trash consisting of everything from old Model T Ford car frames to bags of dirty disposable diapers. The water was red, foamy and smelled terrible. But we finally got it clean and it's a beautiful stream with waterfalls, springs, caves and wildlife.

I love to build things out of found objects and re-purpose and re-use things meant for the dump. We live on a small island and need to be more sustainable. It's a lot easier to just buy what you need at Home Depot or Lowe's but it's a lot more satisfying to give something a new life with ingenuity and hard work.

I love coffee. I love growing it and I love drinking it. Also, coffee growers are a wonderful group of people. Our coffee growing community here on Maui and in Hawaii are like family. I also work as an advocate for small farmers here in Maui County.

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