About this listing
Detached Two-story Private Quiet cottage. Perfect for Maui Vacation! Peaceful, Tropical palm Oasis. Clean, comfortable, cozy. Before all the traffic & noise. Few minutes drive to Best Beaches! (no kitchen, no cooking). Vacation in style like a Local.
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 Two story "Tiny House" Ohana, is Detached and private- with All you need for a great vacation's stay! Coffee, tea, H20 is provided in your Ohana. --> I Also have a separate 2nd Ohana onsite with a full KITCHEN & attached New Full, gorgeous Bathroom, which was completely renovated late 2014. (listed as front one-level, one bedroom Ohana With Kitchen). (see my other Listing on this site). Aged 21+ Adults only, non smoking.
-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 palm trees! -Free street parking, in front of our main house. NO smoking anywhere on our property. -Not child conducive, ages 21+ older. No pets.
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 and 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/FANS 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): (135 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! -There is also a FUTON, should a person need their own Bed downstairs. 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-Oct. rates, no food served/offered). 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 Farm stand is next to ABC for fresh local Fruits, breads, ready made items, etc. Sugar Beach Bakery is next door to farm stand, for fresh pastries, or sweets.
•There is No cooking, no kit. sink, and No Kitchen access. (Book our Other FRONT 2nd Ohana hat has a Full Kitchen if you want a Kitchen- see Listing-
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. Shower towels and Beach Towels are provided.
WE PROVIDE FOR BEACH USE:
2 Beach Towels, beach straw mats, Umbrella, small Cooler, floaty/swim Noodle, 1 Body Board, umbrella & 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. I am a business and collect and pay all taxes.
--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.
Breakdown: Hawaii state tax (General Excise Tax: (G.E.T.) is 4.167%; & Transient Accommodations Tax: (T.A.T.) is 9.25%). My 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.
Local neighborhood, that is surprisingly Quiet. We're tucked away on dead-end street- conveniently located to all the best Beaches, spots- before all the traffic and noise. Tropical, Tranquil Palm Oasis.
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 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 feel very 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 inside spiral 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. :( Use our front driveway hose to rinse off Beach Sand.
-Our bedroom backs up to your private Bathroom, so please be courteous and Quiet.....we be happy if you're Quiet as a Ninja !
--> 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. (noise travels). 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 or Fans 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. No pets.
-The Loft upstairs two story Ohana has an A/C unit, IF it is turned on it is an addit'l. +$10. 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 over 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.
Carrie and her husband are very welcoming and warm. They are helpful and respectfull, the perfect hosts. The studio was good for us, situated well. The back yard is nice and calm. . We appreciated to stay there and recommend this place. Mahalo Carrie for your kindness
Carrie and her husband were great hosts ! The loft was clean and spacious enough for 2 people. Great location, not too far from south Maui and not to far from Lahaina.
Also loved watching the exotics geckos walking around everywhere in the yard!
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. Carrie' home was quiet, clean and well furnished with everything we needed. Our private bathroom was outside and we had to pass throught a little veranda, but Carrie supplied us with torches and organized a way of lights for the night. During our stay, the quarter had a problem with water supply, but Carrie did everything possible to help us. Carrie is a very kind and thoughtful landlady. We appreciated the garden full of flowers and trees and with many lights to sign the path during the night. We loved the starry sky that we admired from the veranda.
We enjoyed our stay here and we recommend this perfect hawaiian style spot to everyone.
Our stay was amazing. The house was quiet and charming with all the necessary amentities. Carrie was warm and welcoming while also giving us our privacy. In addition to the house, I had the best fish tacos of my life at Coconuts which came recommended from the menus Carrie so kindly placed in the house. The house, beaches and town made for a lovely stay in Kihei!
Excellent visit. Property was exactly as described. Carrie was gracious and thoughtful. The space was perfect for my son and I and very convenient to Kihei. We had privacy but also could enjoy Carrie's spacious deck. I'd recommend this spot to anyone.
We spent a week at Carrie's place and had a great time. The Ohara is cozy and has has a definite beach/Hawaiian vibe to it. Carrie has put a lot of time into making it an enjoyable, functional living space. I'd reiterate what she says about the stairs to the bedroom area; it's a little bit treacherous for older people or those who would normally have trouble with stairs. Carrie was a wonderful host and was eager to answer any of our questions or give us handy hints. We had several chats with her and she really added to the Hawaiian feel of our holiday, showing us how to slice up a pineapple that we'd bought and showing us a few tunes on her ukulele. The Ohana has lots of beach stuff (chairs, body boards, a mini cooler for drinks or snacks) and Carrie made sure we were well stocked with beach towels.
Location-wise it's in a good position, with easy access to both southern areas (Kihei and Wailea) and the North (Kahului and Lahaina). It was also easy enough to get to the Haleakala Volcano and Road to Hana/ Paia. You will definitely need a car to stay here and get the most out of it, but I'd say that's true of Maui in general. The property is in a quiet residential street and has some great local character and flavour, so you see a lot more of what Maui is like than if you stay in a resort or condo. After 9pm it is very quiet though, so the Ohana is more suited to those who rise early and get to sleep early rather than hard drinking party animals.
All up it was a great place to spend a week in Paradise and I wouldn't hesitate to come back next time we are in Maui.
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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