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.
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:
30 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 TV, DVD Player, DVD selection, Guitar, Woodstove and Firewood. Iron and Ironing Board. Yoga Mats, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, 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.
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 or class.
Maliko Retreat is 3 minutes from the historic town of Makawao with great restaurants, shops and galleries.
8 to 10 minutes from the surfing town of Paia, with more great restaurants, shops, galleries and great beaches. Also the location of Mana Foods, a wonderful gourmet/organic food store.
4 minutes away from Haiku Town with restaurants and a great workout gym.
Haleakala is a 35 minute drive to the summit, but it will take you longer, pulling over to take photos of all the great scenic views along the way.
Ulupalakua is 35 to 40 minutes away, but it will also take you longer than that to get there as you stop to take photos and just to breath it all in.
Hana is a 2 hour drive, same thing, lots of stopping to smell the wild ginger and photograph the waterfalls along the way. It's not to be missed though. The largest archeological site in all of Polynesia is located near Hana. You could easily be the only people in the park to view this incredible, powerful place, stepped pyramid and all. And the drive is an attraction in itself.
You will definitely need a car. You won't need a four-wheel drive though. The roads are fine.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
- CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
Cancellations are accepted if more than 5 weeks prior to arrival date.
Within above cancellation period a full refund will apply, less a $50 administrative fee.
If cancellation is 4 weeks or less, refund is subject to re-rental of property.
- OTHER POLICIES
A cleaning fee of $150.00 will be added to all reservations
Maximum Guests: 4
Address and driving directions will be provided once the confirmation deposit has been received.
Sydney was waiting for us upon our arrival. She was very nice and gave us a short tour of the house, showing us where everything we might need would be. She left us a bag of coffee grown and processed right there on their plantation. She had a map of the surrounding area and where we could find restaurants, grocery, shopping, etc. Sydney was available to us by cell phone during our entire stay. The cottage was exactly as described and is beautifully furnished - with little added touches like the fresh-cut flowers and leaves placed around the house before our arrival. The surrounding area is very calm and peaceful and the views are spectacular!! A great place to relax and unwind!
This was a fantastic setting for a secluded vacation. Away from the tourists in a beautiful area of the island. Still great restaurants all around. Sydney greeted us, provided great info on the cottage and the area, then toured us around the property so we could hike and enjoy on our own throughout the week. Cottage was clean and comfortable. Coffee was great!
We had such a wonderful time at this retreat. As many of the other reviews have mentioned, the online photos cannot capture just how beautiful the house and the property are. I decided to book based on the reviews. If you read all of them, you will notice that many people talk about how special this place is and after having stayed here I couldn't agree more. There is something so inspiring about the history of the cottage and the property and the attention to detail in the restoration of the house. I was really amazed by the peace, tranquility and privacy of the location, the smell of flowers and plants from the lanais, the sound of waterfalls and birds or the thud of an avocado hitting the ground as I read in the hammock, the sight of the sun setting over the ocean, or the morning sun over a canopy of trees. Staying at the retreat was a big part of what made our trip to Maui such a special experience. I wouldn't think of going back to the island and staying anywhere else. Thank you again Sydney for making us feel welcome and making sure we had everything we needed. We will recommend the retreat to all of our friends and family. And we will be back!!
It's difficult to find words to describe how great Sydney's place really is. Trees, waterfalls, flowers and immense views. If you simply want a private and peaceful place to stay, this is it. You are also minutes from Paia Town with great beaches, wonderful shops and fantastic food. Then there is Sydney. She is simply amazing. A kind and knowledgeable hostess. Always helpful; never intrusive. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Five stars is just the beginning. Do yourself a favor and spend some time at the Oceanview Retreat.
Da vi ankom sent om aftenen blev vi mødt af en smilende og venlig Sidney som hurtigt viste os rundt i det lille charmerende hus. Trætte gik vi i seng efter at have været undervejs i 24 timer. Næste morgen mødte der os en udsigt som vi sent vil glemme. Huset havde det hele og der var så dejligt og fredeligt og samtidig ikke langt væk fra alting. Det er bestemt et hus vi vil anbefale til alle. Vi kommunikerede med Sidney via e-mail og telefon og havde ingen problemer med noget i den uge vi boede i huset. Desuden fik vi en tur rundt på Sidneys kaffefarm hvilket var en stor fornøjelse. Vi kan kun give det toppoint og en hel håndfuld stjerner.
Sydney had a fire waiting for us.
We met a peacock on property and the neighbors were the trees. Felt like we could have been in a treehouse. I loved every minute of my stay. I could have stayed much longer.
We stayed at Maliko Retreat over Christmas and it was a truly awesome experience. Sydney made us feel welcome and comfortable throughout the entire experience -- from the original booking until our last day. The house is charming, very comfortable, and contains everything we needed for an enjoyable, relaxing, and adventure-filled vacation in Maui.
Before we arrived, Sydney answered all our questions quickly and pleasantly and provided excellent directions on how to find the venue. She welcomed us when we arrived and showed us around the house. Sydney was always available to support our vacation -- she even gave us a very interesting tour of her amazing extended property on Christmas day. She showed us trails, fruit trees, the tea house overlooking the stream, pictographs, swimming holes, an ancient road she is refurbishing and explained much history surrounding all of these things as well as history of Maui.
The property is located in a non-tourist, more residential setting in Makawao. We really felt like we were "coming home" after a day of exploring rather than just staying in room or a facility somewhere in between activities. It is set in a beautiful rain forest, complete with a tumbling waterfall, with gorgeous views of the Haleakala crater on one side and the ocean on the other. Just sitting on one of the 2 large lanai's was rejuvenating in itself. Sydney made us feel like her personal guests with whom she was not just happy but excited to share her wonderful piece of paradise. We would most definitely return.
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About the Host, Sydney
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.