About this listing
Nestled in a corner of our lush tropical garden, Haleakala Cottage is the perfect place to call your temporary 'home' while you're in Maui - so you can really experience 'living' here, rather than just 'visiting.' Live like a local - it's fun!
A sweet little studio cottage (legally permitted, so your reservation is always secure, permit # BBPH 2009/0015) set amidst a stunning tropical garden of a 2 acre all-organic (green! sustainable!) estate in Huelo, on Maui's unspoiled North Shore. Cal King bed, full kitchen, 3 lanais, fabulous "outdoor" hot & cold shower under the stars, barbecue, use of swimming pool (shared) and your own private hot tub. Gather herbs from our garden and we offer bananas and fresh eggs in season.
This little cottage is a perfect "home" for you on vacation - not a sterile hotel room. We live on property, so will be very happy to answer questions about the island etc. Something very different from the usual "tourist" experience!
Some days, you'll probably simply choose to stay "at home" - all the facilities to do that are right here, including a beautiful 44 ft free-form swimming pool and, of course, our gorgeous, landscaped organic gardens. Save money - cook "in" - and enjoy the romance of having your own private Haiku retreat on Maui's wild north shore. We're away from tourist crowds, but close enough to town to find a fabulous restaurant if you don't feel like cooking. Great little local style 'boutiques'; local artistans & jewelers; great local, fresh cuisine. Once you've discovered our side of the island, you won't want to leave.
We provide filtered drinking water and full laundry facilities - all linens provided - and some welcome goodies upon arrival.
WE LOVE LAST MINUTE TRAVELERS!!!
Your hosts, Jeff and Sharyn, are available all day, and are happy to return messages in the evening. Guests have our private cell #s if there are any questions/ concerns.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests as much as, or as little as, guests want. We always take our cue from guests!
We're very much a 'local style' neighborhood where people are relaxed, friendly and into the organic lifestyle. A jumping off point to our three small local towns - Haiku (15 mins to restaurants & groceries), Paia (a quaint beach town with a modern, fun vibe), and Makawao (a 'paniolo' / cowboy town with a unique Hawaiian flair). Then of course ... you have golden beaches, giant sea turtle resting places, tide pools, boogie-boarding ... hiking the crater ... exploring the winery, the lavender farm, the goat farm (Surfing Goat Dairy - how cool is that?) ... the famous 'road to Hana' with all its riches ... waterfalls ... bamboo forests ... Maui's beauty will take your breath away. We think it's the most romantic island in the world!
No public transit here - you'll need to rent a car to explore Maui
Other Things to Note
We're fully licensed and permitted and would recommend that you ONLY stay in 'legal' vacation rentals and B&Bs. (Unpermitted establishments are subject to County enforcement action and your booking may not be honored! So do be careful, ok?)
Kindly note that our prices do NOT include the 13.42% taxes - and we'll bill you for those separately on arrival. As I said, we are LEGAL. (Please be sure to ask any potential hosts if they are licensed. Maui County is enforcing against illegal rentals at the moment and we've heard from several guests who have lost their accommodations at the last minute).
We're a quiet, hideaway romantic retreat on a private 2 acre estate - so we're for like-minded people who appreciate being away-from-it-all, immersed in nature. The only other rule is: have fun, appreciate each other - and let Maui work its magic!
About the Host, Sharyn
My husband Jeff, and I, have lived in Maui since we fell in love with it in 1992. We'd stayed in B&B's all through England and Wales, and thought "Why would anyone want to stay a hotel?" We love the personal touches and we love being able to give people a 'real' experience of Maui.
In my 'spare' time, I write poetry, short stories and scripts - and I also perform in live theatre and theatre improv. Maui is fun!