About This Listing
Reduced Rates May-Aug. start $99./night! +Tax. Detached Two-story comfy private cottage. Perfect for Beach Maui Vacation! Peaceful, Tropical palm Oasis. Very Quiet & clean. Before the traffic & noise. Close to the Top Beaches! (no kitchen/cooking).
Welcome to our "Little slice of Paradise"....a Hidden Gem of a true Hawaiian Palm filled Tropical Oasis, tucked away in a Quiet, Private and very peaceful area. Your clean & modern small Ohana, is a Detached and private- with All you need for a great vacation's stay! Discounted Rates for May-Aug. (no breakfast served during Summer). Coffee/tea/H20 is provided in your Ohana. --> We ALSO have a 2nd Ohana onsite with a full KITCHEN & attached full bathroom, which was completely renovated late 2014. (listed as front one-level, one bedroom Ohana With Kitchen).
(see my other Listing on this site). Adults only.
-We are Unique in the fact that your surroundings have a nice "Resort feel". Upon entering the grounds you'll see the abundance of many tropical flowers and over 800 palms!
-Free street parking, in front of our main house
-There is NO smoking anywhere on our property. -Not child conducive, ages 21+ older.
ABOUT US: Friendly, personal, easy going we offer a private, Quiet and very Tranquil Oasis. Great for your Vacation "Beach Life" while on Maui- close and convenient to all the Beaches! (just 5 streets down is a great sunset and 4.3 miles of walking beach at end of our road, and a quick hop in the car few minutes drive to all the top swimming, Snorkel and S.U.P. Beaches!
I set up everything here so Guests can come and go very independently, and have a great vacation Beach get-away ! It's all about "Maui Beach Life", and being worry free here.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We want your stay with us to be relaxed & memorable. We anticipated what comforts one might want or need as Guests, as well as some Extra little, thoughtful details to make it special.
First time to Maui?......Celebrating a Special date? -Let me know if it's your Birthday, Anniversary, a Special occasion, or your first time to the Island of Maui!
-All we ask is PLEASE Turn OFF Ohana & Bathroom Lights -DON'T LEAVE LIGHTS ON!
(Maui Electricity on island is VERY expensive! ) & be mindful of NO Early or Late night noise -as these are Maui County's (and our) "Quiet hours" (County Law is before 7am., and after 9pm...so your Respect is greatly appreciated to maintain peace and harmony with our super quiet neighbors. :)
We respect your privacy, so if you need something - let me know via Text.
-ABOUT OUR LOCATION- Maui has 81 Beaches ! KIHEI is on the South side of Maui, (the Leeward side), where the weather is warmer and drier (we get little rain here). -We are centrally Located, tucked just in the very beginning of Kihei, before any noisy traffic or crowds, and central to All the great Beaches, Grocery, & Dining! We are only 5 streets down to S. Kihei Road- and the Beach! (Dec.-May is Humpback Whale Season here)
-About your OHANA (tiny house): (140 TL sq. ft. apprx) Your detached, private Two-story Ohana Sleeps 2 Adults very comfortably up the spiral staircase in the sleeping Loft, which has a Full-sized quality Bed +plus a 2"thick memory foam topper on top- for a Great nites rest! -I also have the main floor FUTON, should your 2nd person need their own Bed Two upper level windows allow for cool nite time Ocean Breezes, & the Loft has plenty of additional floorspace for your belongings.
Wake up each morning to tranquil morning turtle Doves quietly cooing in the lush, floral & Palm filled lush surroundings. (Discounted May-Aug. rates, no food served). I am happy to lend you my Yoga mat if asked. Enjoy the spacious and private tropical Oasis decked Backyard. Everything is quiet, peaceful and still in the morning time here....you may hear a wild rooster off in the distance, just part of the Maui experience.
PROVISIONS IN YOUR OHANA: I provide: ground Coffee, sugar, coffee cups, a selection of Teas, and cups. The Grocery store is a quick 3 minute drive, ABC store is within walking distance 5 streets down should you need milk, creamer, yogurt, etc.). AND- a Farmstand is next to ABC for fresh local Fruits, breads, etc.
•There is No cooking or Kitchen access.
YOUR OHANA LAYOUT:
There are 2 Sliding Glass Doors, + plus the front door- (so all 3 Sides can open up, allowing nice Cool evening Ocean Breezes ! Upstairs Sleeping Loft Overlooks our Lush Tropical Palm Oasis Backyard and deck, and a peek of both Mt. Haleakala, and the West Maui Mountains. Your upstairs sleeping Loft is very private. We supply maps and guide- books of top best snorkel spots on Maui.
Feel free to sit Quietly in the Backyard at Night, while gazing at the star filled night sky and peacefulness of Maui- This is Not a loud party spot, but relaxing with a beer or glass of wine is fine.
(We're in bed by 9:30 pm, and Maui County has a No Noise after 9 pm. county-wide law). -Please respect the Quietness here, and maintain a "Spirit of Aloha".
-DETACHED BATHROOM, You have your own private detached modern bathroom, which is located 18 paces Across the backyard deck (located on the other side of our screened in lanai-porch, (see photos). Your own Private inside hot/cold Shower is adjacent to your Bathroom- in the large indoor Laundry room. Towels, Shampoo and Bodywash provided.
WE PROVIDE FOR BEACH USE:
2 Beach Towels, beach straw mats, Umbrella, small Cooler, floaty/swim Noodle, 1 Body Board & 2 Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs. NOTE: I do NOT provide snorkel gear, fins, or mask...nearby are 3 snorkel rental shops-a few dollars gets you basic daily snorkel gear. (you can also rent Bikes at Boss Frog's), S.U.P., Kayaks, and even Surfboards)-they also offer surfing lessons at Cove Park- which is a 6 min. drive from us.
-BEACHES- WE ARE CENTRAL & CLOSE TO MANY: We have a ton of Beaches here -and each one is different! Swim, Snorkel, Body Surf, Scuba Dive, S.U.P., even Snuba! Did you know Maui has 5 different Color types of Sandy Beaches ? (Beaches of black sand, golden sand, red sand, salt and pepper, and white sand).
-FROM OGG, we're only 7.5 miles drive away!
-DINING/FOOD: There are lots of yummy places to Dine out, or take-out if you are on a Budget, or want upscale. Info./menus are provided in your Ohana. COFFEE: Starbucks is a 3 min. EZ drive (inside Safeway).
HUNGRY FOR LUNCH/DINNER? Maui has a very wide cuisine of "all-Kine" foods available ...There's Lots of local, low-budget places. South Kihei Road has a diverse range of Dining/Bar choices.
-READ OUR GUIDEBOOK FOR LIST OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS/GROCERY, ETC. :)
---Our Ohana (family) Welcomes you to the Magical Island of Maui- we hope you choose to stay at our "Little slice of Maui Paradise", and experience for yourself why we chose to make this our "Hale"(Home), & feel the "Aloha"(Love) & detail we put into making our property into a Tropical care-free Hawaiian Oasis you'll want to come back to again! We've been blessed hosting lots of wonderful people, from all over the World!
--Note: Our Nightly Rate Includes All HI. Taxes, which is mandatory to collect & us to pay on Island. We have a G.E.T. License Number with the State of Hawaii.
--We look forward to meeting you! : )
-Malama Pono & Mahalo Nui Loa!
Rates are nightly, and Include mandatory HI. Tax Total of 13.42% (this is already included in your nightly rental rate). No additional charges will apply upon Check-in/out, unless you're doing late check out -extension, for small addit'l. chg, or washer use if booking is under 3 nights.
Breakdown: Hawaii state tax (General Excise Tax: (G.E.T.) is 4.167%; & Transient Accommodations Tax: (T.A.T.) is 9.25%). Our Business G.E.T. LIC. # is posted onsite.
Washer onsite, available for use-one load ok. Only with Minimum 3 nites booked stay. (or a small buy-Option avail.) -NO dryer. (line dry in Maui's glorious sunshine). Guests have full access to Backyard deck. -Our screened in Private Bdrm. Lanai is off limits.
Interaction with Guests
We live onsite, in the adjacent Mainhouse. We respect guests privacy. Texting is my preferred method of communication, (after 7am, before 8:30 pm) If you have a question. -Mahalo Nui.
Transportation is guests responsibility.
A Rental car is strongly recommended to get around, go to the better Beaches (you'll have Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, towels, etc).
OUR LOCATION PROXIMITY FROM AIRPORT: We are just under 8 EZ miles drive from OGG.
Other Things to Note
Our #1 is to maintain a "Spirit of Aloha" living here..... that means that we are mindful of others, we care about our impact and our effect on our neighbors and love to make our guests feel a belonging and welcomed here.
Please maintain a Spirit of Aloha- This is a surprisingly Quiet area, so no early (before 7am.) or late noise, (Quiet after 9:00 pm.) per Maui county ordinance. NON SMOKING Smoking is Not allowed anywhere on our property or inside Ohana!
-Please do Not hang wet towels on staircase! Hang up outside on hooks/rack provided.
-Don't wait to rinse off sand in inside shower, as sand can clog the Shower drain. :(
-Our bedroom backs up to your private Bathroom, so please be courteous and Quiet.
--> It is our Foremost intent that our Ohana is a comfortable and logical fit for our guests, please share details/photos with your traveling companion.
-Please keep cell phone conversations to Inside your Ohana. Maui has a noise ordinance and everyone respects that by 9:00 pm. all is Quiet. (We are in bed before 10pm)
NOTE: --> Electricity on Maui is VERY Expensive (cost is 5x more than on Mainland !) - So, PLEASE, TURN Off ALL Lights & all Fans (Don't leave lights on when you're out! )
Damage or loss to any aspect of Ohana or Beach items is soley Guests responsibility.
-No addit'l. guests allowed onsite that have not pre-paid & pre booked. No overnite outside guests/visitors.
-The Loft upstairs two story ohana has an A/C unit, IF it is turned on it is an addit'l. +$15. Per Day (you shouldn't need the A/C, as three walls of unit has Slider/doors, plus two upper floor windows- Plus we provide a Large Box Fan, upstairs. >Know that IF you plug in and turn on A/C Unit (even for a few minutes- you will be subject to the cash fee onspot. -The A/C is NOT an included amenity. Our rates have maintained same pricing for two years,
-Check out time is 11:00 am.- unless prior Late check out approval has been made- No guest is to remain onsite or leave Any personal items/ belongings behind after 11:00 am. on day of check out. I need adequate, required time to clean and prepare Ohana for my next guests. We are not responsible for your personal belongings/theft/damage/injury.
WASHER USAGE RULES:
If needed, you may do 1 wash load of Laundry before dark time. (in washer by 5:30 pm.). Is Ok if your stay is 3 nights or more with us, (or Buy Option is $8. per load, includes soap). NO clothes dryer onsite, line dry in sun. (like we do) :)
No refund will be given for violation of house rules or guests misrepresentation. It will then be your sole responsibility to book elsewhere, at your sole expense/resources.
Great host who gave us some valuable tips as soon as we arrived.
A lovely garden oasis, carrie was very hospitable and the breakfast was divine. maggie and niblet the dogs are very chilled and came and said "aloha"!
It was probably the longest list of rules/ handbook but it was all spot on and helped alot. The stairs to the bed are a little tricky but once you get the hang of it, they were fine.
Carrie is very house proud and has done a great job with all the final touches I really felt like I was on Maui.
Oh the location was great for exploring from in a car with access to the whole island :-) have a great time!
My girlfriend and I stayed with Carrie just one night but it was truly magical. We were a little desperate and had to make our reservation only a couple of hours prior to arriving but Carrie welcomed us with a warm hug and told us about all of the delightful spots around Kihei. Carrie really thought of every detail making our experience just perfect. In the morning she prepared breakfast for us including THE BEST banana bread :) The Ohana was perfect and I really wish we could have spent more time there. Thank you Carrie for sharing your lovely spirit and heart with us.
My girlfriend and I would definitely stay in Carrie's Tiny House again the next time we're in Maui! There was plenty of room for the both of us to enjoy and everything was clean and neat. The bathroom and shower room were immaculately clean, less than 15 steps from the house, and very private. The overall property was very cute and in a perfect location for star watching. We saw constellations that we had never seen before anywhere else in the world.
Carrie is an amazing host. She respected our privacy but was very hospitable at the same time. She also provided all the visitor information we could have imagined or asked for about Maui - from restaurant suggestions to beach recommendations to suggestions for activities to do.
Aloha Mark, Mahalo for your kind review....We really enjoyed hosting you two and hope you return book with us again! You prompted a Great idea I will now add as an offering to guests upon request: use of my Yoga Mat :) The Ohana Backyard deck is a relaxing and peaceful quiet spot to start off morning with Yoga....on Maui.
We had a wonderful stay at Carrie's place. It was a very cute, private, zen place that had everything we needed (towels, beach towels, extra shampoo/body wash, drinking water, wine glasses, coffee pot/kettle, body boards, tv, Internet, maps, etc. You name it, Carrie has thought of it. She was an excellent resource when it came to planning out our adventures and recommending places to eat. The beach was only a quick car ride away. It was nice to stay in a quiet community away from the resorts. We enjoyed our stay with Carrie and hope we can come back another time. Mahalo! -Jill & Fidel
The ohana is great and exactly as described. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Unfortunately we were there when the weather was rainy and cold otherwise the big spacious patio would have really come in handy. Carrie is a great host, very friendly and had a lot of useful information for us. We couldn't get enough of her banana bread that was provided every morning. All in all, great stay! Who recommends staying in Carrie's ohana? This guy!
Loved the tiny house. Felt like a home rather than a hotel. Carrie was a wonderful host and we had a good welcome. The house was as described. It was neat and clean and Carrie makes sure it stays that way.
Me and my wife oved the daily breakfast that Carrie provided.
The location is great and at a convenient distance from all the happening places in Maui.
Would certainly recommend this accomodation to anyone visiting Maui.
This host has 12 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Carrie
Aloha!....Welcome ! I've been hosting with Air for nearly 3 years, and love sharing our "little slice of Paradise" with people from all over the world. Married for 25 years, my husband & I love to cook, relax, and enjoy nature.
We love Island life....things are slower pace here and more simple. I dance Praise Hula, work and in my spare time enjoy: making flower Leis, Baking, Gardening, and of course, going to the Ocean and Beach. :) We have 2 friendly dogs onsite: a F. Shep-Lab mix "Maggie", and a M. JR. Terrier, "Niblet" who is half couch-potato, half Jack Russell. Living only 4 streets up from the Beach- we definitely enjoy Maui's Beach lifestyle; Swimming, walking the many amazing Beaches nearby, snorkeling, easy hikes, and generally exploring around the Island. My husband can play several authentic Hawaiian songs on his Uke...a Heavenly treat to hear him gently strumming in the morning, or early evening. Our property has several organic Apple-Banana Trees onsite, Coconut Palms, Plumeria Trees and many types of Flowers that we utilize and enjoy. (ie. I bake Homemade Banana Bread using the Bananas right off our own trees, which I serve to our back small two story Ohana booked Guests part season). Our property has over 800 palm trees on it! :)
--Our favorite type of Guests? Relaxed, easy going, quiet, considerate, low key, flexible, and independent visitors are our favorite! I delight in Guests who Appreciate all my efforts and love that I carefully put into creating a welcoming and comfortable space they can enjoy whilst visiting our gorgeous Island.....You'll find our whole property very tranquil. : ) Come enjoy our "Tropical Oasis near the Beach"
You will find us easy going, quiet, early-to-bed kinda people (early to bed, early to rise for the Beach, lol ).
We want you to feel our caring "Aloha", and feel like any Hawaiian "Ohana" (family)....Maui is a very special healing place and was our choice to move here to help my husbands longtime chronic pain condition.
I manufacture and formulate Natural Massage Lotion, as well as my (main) job- Graphic Design & Print brokering for over 30 yrs. -Being able to utilize my artistic creativity has been a true blessing in creating, decorating, adding my own personal style in designing the Ohana, and property grounds. I really love decorating and creating, it makes me happy to see guests enjoy the environment we've worked so lovingly on.
We Love Hosting! we have met so many wonderful visiting couples- and we Really enjoy making you feel welcome & well treated ! (ok, ..... pampered :) Your vacation Ohana is very private and it is detached, (we sleep on the opposite end of the property)- so you have lots of privacy and alone time to come and go Very independently.
We've thought of many, little special details in setting up the Ohana, so our guests feel welcome and comfy.....and want you to enjoy the tropical Backyard and your private Ohana.
By 9pm. you'll notice it's Quiet here......Maui County wide has a strict ordinance, and we are committed to keeping peaceful existence with our nice neighbors, who are also quiet. :) ......its the Aloha way- to be mindful of others.
We are originally from Southern California. We've been to The Big Island, Oahu, France, Germany, and a few states throughout the Mainland.
Maui is our forever home now.
Our favorite thing that's changed since moving here? .. is the Slower Pace......(the fastest road is 40 mph. (if you want to drive fast)....but expect to drive 20 - 30 m.p.h. on average :-)
Maui pace is S-l-o-w,.. so... R e l a x- enjoy yourself ! , and take in all this Beautiful Island has to teach and show you ! (Ps. Fact: Maui Island has the Most Swimming Beaches of any of the Hawaiian Islands, 81 in all)- and where we're located is the Best Location to all those Amazing Beaches !
I tell my Mainland friends: I always wanted to live in a place that when I went on a Vacation- that's where I'd want to be!.....now we live at that place we call "Our little slice of Paradise".
PS. Did I mention that Maui produces it's own Chocolate (Cacao grows in Hawaii, we are the Only U.S. state that can claim this fact)...happy, happy!
e komo mai!
Hono Hono, Aloha Ke Akua Ka Koa
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Farm Stand- EZ Walk-Located at the Bottom of Hill on Kawahine/Uwapo ! (Local Produce- try Exotic Tropical Fruits Veggies of Maui!) Homemade Guac., Salsa, Dips, Breads) -(only Open M-F, 8-4)South Kihei Road Kihei HI 96753
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Restaurant Bar. Reminds me of a mini Claim Jumper restaurant. Full Salad Bar $10., Pasta, Burgers, Ribs. NOTE: 3-6pm. Happy Hour 1/2 price Pupus (Appetizers) are a great deal.Piikea Ave Kihei HI 96753
Steak, Seafood, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches Burgers, Bloomin Onion, Desserts. -Bar Restaurant. Now serving Lunch Dinner. Tasty steaks.Piikea Ave Kihei, Maui HI 96753
Only 3 min. drive- in Safeway Shopping Ctr. Great for a quick Sandwich to bring to the Beach. Subs, Chips, drinks, Cookies.Piikea Ave Kihei HI 96753
POST OFFICE, only 6 min. drive- to mail off your Post Cards Letters from Maui. Sells Aloha theme Stamps for (website hidden).South Kihei Road Kihei HI 96753
Homemade sauces from scratch, on site Bakery, Pasta, Foccacia Bread, Calzones, Ono Fettucinne, Pizza, Beer Wine. Family owned and operated- only a 5 min. drive. My fave! :DEast Lipoa Street Kihey HI 96753
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10 min. drive- Deli Hot Cold Items...plus Ono Cooked Plates (take out) avail. (after 4pm.) pick-up a Whole Hot fresh Roasted Chicken to-go, for $8.99)...large Grocery store.South Kihei Road Kihei HI 96753
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SNORKEL GEAR RENTAL, Great prices-starts at like $4./day. close by, friendly staff.S Kihei Rd Kihei HI 96753
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Budget friendly, local, Tasty no frills Mexican food. Really good Tacos w/fresh Fish, big Salsa Bar (try the Pineapple Green Salsa, Jamaica Juice (Hibisucs). dine in/take out. (aver. $8. lunch).South Kihei Road Kihei HI 96753
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