About this listing
This is a 600 sqft self-contained ground floor 1 bedroom apartment plus living room sofa bed. 2 private entrances. There is no staircase connection to the upper floor.
Clean and quiet 1br/1ba Haiku living unit on two acres with partial ocean views. This is a hard to find vacation rental of this kind in Maui. Off the beaten track yet only minutes from beaches, towns and attractions (see "the neighborhood" further below). NOTE: Directly above the apartment on the upper floor of the house is a rental, "Haiku Master Bedroom on 2 Acres" - also listed on AirBnb.
This vacation rental is the self-contained lower floor unit of the main house, occupying half the lower floor, and is a separate unit, with no connecting door or connecting staircase to the upper floor main house. The other half of the lower floor is unoccupied. Access to the upper floor where hosts live is via an outdoor staircase located on the opposite end of the house from the lower floor unit. Hosts living area is on the other side of the house from the apartment.
We are a family with 3 young kids. Consequently, at times you would be able to hear them. It is normally quiet by 9 pm and in the day during school hours, as well as many other times of they day when they are home but not active.
Large windows in all rooms, and two sets of sliding doors that open to a wrap around deck, making for a light, bright and airy feel during the day. The wrap around covered deck has outdoor furniture and big views. There are gates on both ends of the deck, which makes for a safe play area for young children. Private parking and 2 private entrances for added privacy.
Featuring WiFi internet connection, TV with DVD player (no cable TV), free washer/dryer with free laundry detergent, with available clothes line by the side of the apartment. Landline phone with unlimited long distance calling to the USA and Canada. Fans in all rooms. The bedroom has a king bed and opens up to the living room with a set of Japanese shoji doors. The living room has a sofa bed suitable for two persons. A double size inflatable mattress is also available and is suitable for one person. There is also a desk and chair with a power outlet, suitable for laptop use. Fully equipped kitchen with four ring mini stove and oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc. Living room and dining room have wood laminate floors. Bedroom is carpeted. Kitchen and bathroom have tiled floors. Ceiling fan over the bed. Parking is on a cement pad right outside the mini steps that lead to the apartment.
This apartment is fully furnished with everything you will need for a comfortable and memorable stay on Maui. Hosts will assist you with all your needs for a great vacation experience.
Guests with infants: Playpen is available upon request.
Interaction with Guests
Because the apartment is self-contained and has it's own entrances, interaction with guests is minimal. Guest's children are welcome to interact with host's children when playing.
Lush and green on 2 private acres in a peaceful setting, off a quiet country road. Off the beaten track yet only minutes from beaches, towns and attractions (see further below). Very quiet neighborhood with few homes and lots of space in between. Quiet in the day and absolutely silent at night. Star gazing on clear nights.
Closest beaches: Hookipa Beach Park (10 min). Baldwin Beach Park (15 min). Kanaha Beach Park (30 min), North Kihei beaches (35 min).
Attractions nearby: 10 min to twin falls, 5 min to the turnoff to Jaws, 3 min to Hana highway (the road to Hana). 10 min to Hookipa beach windsurfing/surfing lookout. 5 min to local fruit stand on Hana highway. 20 min from the road going to Haleakala summit. 15 min to Paia town's art galleries, live music and boutiques. 10 min to Makawao's art galleries, boutiques and farmer's market.
Closest towns: 5 min to Haiku town, 10 min to Makawao town, 15 min to Paia town, 15 min to Pukalani town, and 25 min to Kahului. 35 min to North Kihei. 20 min to lower Kula.
Haleakala summit: 1.5 hours away, if not stopping along the way. Hana town: 2 hours away, if not stopping along the way.
Grocery / Gas: 2 min to local grocery and gas, 15 min to Foodland in Pukalani town. 15 min to Mana foods in Paia. 30 min to Safeway and Whole Foods in Kahului.
Kahului Airport: 30 min away.
Closest public bus stop is approximately three miles away. For most places in Maui, renting a vehicle is a must.
Other Things to Note
We have a white Toyota Previa van available for rent to guests staying with us for 4 nights or longer. The A/C does not work, but the van is in good running condition otherwise, and is cosmetically decent. It has a custom stereo which plays cds and usb drives. Rent is $25 per day, comprehensive insurance included. If interested, comprehensive details on renting the van are included in the house manual, which Airbnb will send you once a booking has been made.
Discounts are only available for stays of longer than 30 days. Rate is $85/nite for 1-2 persons. $95 for 3 people and $105 for 4 people. Your total is $85 x number of nights staying with us (assuming 1-2 people) + $40 cleaning fee. No other fees or taxes. Dates are reserved once a booking has been made, and not before: ongoing communication about particular dates does not reserve the dates until a booking has been made. Calendar is always up to date and not an approximation as stated in the calendar.
There is a house and cottage on the property. The apartment is located on the ground floor of the house. The cottage is also an airbnb rental. The cottage is on the other side of the property from where the apartment is located. Cottage is not in the line of sight from the apartment.
Absolutely no smoking at all times, both indoors and outdoors. This also applies to day visitors of guests. No parties and no over night guests. No loud music. The rental van is also a non-smoking vehicle. Please park well away from the green/covered car when parking on the cement pad. Please keep off neighbor's property (unfenced grassy driveway to the right of the rental. Looks like a walking trail, but is private property). Thank you for your co-operation!