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Private, Luxurious Dream Home with Swimming Pool, Permitted

Claudia Ledesma

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2001
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Private, Luxurious Dream Home with Swimming Pool, Permitted

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Haiku House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This beautiful permitted (BBPH2009/0001 SUP 2007/0001, GET/TAT#W33630987-01) three bedroom, three bathroom Maui vacation rental home conquers your heart and soul the moment you step in, with its simple elegance and unbelievable feeling. Set on 4.3 acres of estate like gardens, it offers you total privacy. Pamper yourself by the pool, admiring the ocean and mountain views, go for a stroll through the generous gardens in search of tropical flowers and fruit or relax in the healing ambiance of this custom dream home. If you want to spoil your spouse, take advantage of the all stainless gourmet kitchen and the organic vegetable garden to prepare a delicious meal and invite her or him to share it on the ocean-facing deck furnished in beautiful teak. Most of the very attractive activities on Maui as well as fine dining and shopping are just around the corner, some only minutes away! This is a home, not a vacation rental!!!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claudia Ledesma (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Claudia Ledesma

Claudia, Kevin and Nohealani are the members of our happy family.

We absolutely love sharing our little paradise we have created here on our 4,3 acres in Haiku.

We have built our homes, have landscaped the grounds and maintain it all ourselves to this day.

We continue to add to the beauty, as well as functionality of the land with orchards, vegetable gardens and a palm nursery, all whilst keeping the privacy intact.

We love living off of our land and so do our guests.

We love to be active, play in the ocean when our work schedule allows us, but we also enjoy the calm and serenity of our property.

Why Claudia Ledesma chose Haiku

Away from it all, but so centrally located, that you are close to all of the attractions Maui has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My partner and I have rented Claudia's Hale Mauka Makai on Maui for at least the past four years, usually beginning the middle of December for four to six weeks. We often extend our stay if it is available. We first rented the home after viewing it on the internet and we were not disappointed when we arrived. Their are many homes to rent on the island, but Claudia's house has a warm Hawaiian plantation feel. The design of the home is quite unique and the quality of the workmanship and the furnishings throughout the house are extraordinary, and reflect Claudia's loving care.

We particularly appreciate the privacy of the home due to the beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding it as well as our ability to walk outside our door to pick papayas, star fruit, bananas, lemons, limes, and much more. The pool area is also very private and affords a full days sun. Honestly, we seldom go to the beach because we enjoy the privacy we have in sunbathing and swimming in the pool. It also has a panoramic view of Haleakala Volcano where we have gone hiking on numerous occasions. The kitchen is well equipped and we have held dinner parties during our stay.

The home is located just a short distance from popular beaches and island restaurants such as Mama's Fish House and Haliimaile General Store. The casual laid back town of Paia offers wonderful shops, restaurants, one of the best health food stores we have ever shopped, and a gallery of local artists. Haiku and Makawao are close by and the Maui Gym and Maui Studio in Haiku offer a tremendous variety of exercise and dance classes as well as special events and workshops.

Kevin and Claudia are also very accommodating to whatever our needs throughout our stay and keep us well informed about what's happening on the island---especially when "Jaws" 50 feet waves are about to hit so that we can make the drive through the pineapple fields to view it first hand.

There is something for everyone on Maui and each year we experience it as if it were our first time. We are anxiously looking forward to our return to Hale Mauka Makai next month and always feel as though we are visiting our second family when we think of Claudia, Kevin and Nohealani. I couldn't recommend a better vacation home on Maui.

I trust you will have a very memorable island experience with Hale Mauka Makai!"

Dec 2006
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Private, Luxurious Dream Home with Swimming Pool, Permitted
average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews
Knoxville Tennessee Usa

Escape back in time

  • 5 of 5

I lived in Hawaii from 1975 til 1978 and never missed a day being astounded by the beauty of it all. For 34 years I have steadfastly refused to return lest I would have my memories destroyed by the overwhelming commercialization and crowding that have occurred since I left.

Having remarried ten years ago, I finally relented to my new wife's implorings to visit, but I would not be a part of the Kaanapali/Makena madness. So I searched the net and found Hale Mauka Makai after much time spent looking for what I remembered about the Hawaiian paradise I once knew.

The fear I had of disappointment when we arrived vanished when we arrived on the grounds, a surprisingly short drive from the airport.

This was exactly the Hawaii I remembered! Wide open acreage, cooing doves, rampant with blooming flowers everywhere and a drop dead gorgeous house and grounds with absolute utter privacy.

looking down to the ocean on one side and at Haleakala on the other. Trees laden with a variety of tropical fruits are begging to be picked and the pool is pristine.

Claudia, Kevin, and little Nohealani will meet you when you unpack and then, unless you ask, you see no one and no other dwelling for the rest of your stay. There is among the owner's family that exceedingly rare quality that makes you feel like you've known them before and would love to know them forever.

I've read travel reviews more than I care to count over the years in search of our travel destinations, but I have never written one. Hale Mauka Makai and the Ledesma family changed that. Take it from me--- I've lived the classic Hawaiian paradise years ago, and I'm here to tell it is still alive and well if you know where to look.

Look no farther

William and Elizabeth

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

A vacation paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the great fortune of spending our honeymoon at Hale Mauka Makai. For one week, we lived in total luxury. The house itself is beautiful, functional and extremely comfortable. You can tell that each detail was well thought out when the house was being built. You can spend time inside and still feel as if you are in paradise, as from every room in the house, all you have to do is look out the windows or doors and you have a view to die for. We had fresh squeezed orange juice every morning from oranges that were picked on the property. There were mangos and limes and mandarin oranges and vegetables and herbs to pick from the garden. And did I mention the coconuts? My husband is now a huge coconut water drinker, thanks to our Hawaiian vacation. We have rented homes before on vacation and normally by about the second day we are itching for our own bed and pillows. Not here. The bed and pillows were perfect. The pool was beautiful and so pristine, exactly as pictured. My husband loved the barbecue, and we wished we had used it more often during our stay. Claudia and Kevin and their daughter were so warm and welcoming. Honestly, when you stand outside this home, you almost have to pinch yourself that places like this exist. The acres that surround the home are perfectly landscaped; the colors are amazing. This house and surrounding property belong in a magazine! It was the perfect place to come to for vacation and my husband and I are looking forward to going back and bringing our children, who will love it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the best job in the world! Thank you so much Mary!


  • 5 of 5

Private paradise. So wonderful we booked next year before we left.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
United States

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express the beauty and peacefulness that is Hale Mauka Makai. From the secluded setting to the perfectly appointed kitchen, the relaxing pool and the comfortable lanai...the house has it all! While the location is far enough from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities, it's close enough to grocery stores, great restaurants, shops and some beautiful beaches. In addition, the owners Claudia and Kevin were so helpful and friendly. I could tell that they take great pride in their property and that they really care about making your stay a comfortable and memorable one. If you choose to stay at Hale Mauka Makai, you will not regret it! In fact, you'll be planning your next visit before you leave.


  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

First, let me begin by saying that this is the first travel review that I have written.

I am in my fifties, and have traveled extensively, and have been/stayed in many wonderful places. That said, this is the only times I have felt compelled to review any property.

The property owner, Claudia, from the first inquiry, to the last day of our stay, was professional, friendly, and efficient. From the first time you correspond with her, you feel as if you have know her for many years. She is simply wonderful! When you book her property, the superb service does not end after your money has been paid. Claudia and her husband Kevin do CARE about your satisfaction, and that is why they have so many repeat clients.

My husband and I had the opportunity to tour Claudia's home and property previous to our renting it. We were vacationing on another part of Maui in Nov. of 2012, and were able to schedule a visit to Hale Makua Makai on a day when one of her visitors were checking out. We were mesmerized from the moment we drove down the private drive.

The property: There are many fruit trees on the property, and whatever is in season, you simply walk out the door, and select what you would like for yourself. Papaya, oranges, grapefruit, avocado, and too may others to mention are there for your enjoyment. Claudia takes you on an tour of the grounds, and points out what is ready to pick. She also has an organic vegetable and herb garden, along with berries as well for you to enjoy.

The are two lovely decks, with comfortable seating, to enjoy either pasture and ocean views on one side of the house, to pool, landscaping and mountain views on the other side.

The pool is saltwater, and large enough to do laps in. All the pool goodies are there: lounge chairs, flotation toys, a large basket of beach/lounge chair towels. We spent many hours in, or around the pool. It was so relaxing, and completely private. We had many plans to do the "tourist" thing, but in the end, all we wanted to do is be at the house, soaking up the beauty and serenity. Nighttime swimming is wonderful, as there are no artificial lights (except in the pool) to block your view of the stars. Claudia, if you would like can help facilitate any activity, you are interested in. We have thought about our vacation every day since returning home. THANK YOU Claudia and Kevin!!!

Art and Pamela

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Warwick, Rhode Island

We found paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Mauka Makai was everything my family and I hoped it would be and more. My husband, two daughters (ages 9 and 12) and I are from Rhode Island and have never been off the East Coast. We were very excited to be spending 10 days in Maui! It has always been our dream vacation and Hale Mauka Makai lived up to every expectation we had (and then some!). Claudia and Kevin were the perfect hosts. They gave us a detailed tour of the house and the grounds so that we were completely comfortable with everything that the property had to offer us. After the tour we did not see them for the rest of our time there...they understood that we would want our privacy during our stay in this amazing home. The house was pristine and beautifully decorated. The pool was AMAZING!!! We made time to swim and lounge by the pool every single day that we were there (sometimes during the day to soak up the sun and other times at night swimming under the stars). 5 stars doesn't seem like enough when rating Hale Mauka Makai... It is perfection and I can't think of one thing I would have changed about it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


"The finest Sushi"
Maui Kombucha
Veg Out
Hana Hou Cafe
"Lovely live Hawaiian music Monday nights"
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Twin Falls
Mama's Fish House
Mana Foods
Cafe Des Amis
Baldwin Beach
Maui Yoga Shala
Upcountry Fitness
NorthShore Zipline Co.
Pacific Whale Foundation
Old Lahaina Luau
Hang Gliding Maui
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hana Hou
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hookipa Beach Park
Car: necessary

We are located just minutes away from the world famous windsurfing and surfing beach 'Hookipa' and the remaining uncrowded north shore beaches.

Paia town, 4 miles away, offers quaint little boutiques and shops as well as an array of restaurants with cuisine from all over the world.

The now famous yoga and wellness center 'The Studio' is 1 minute up the street.

Other Activities: Snorkeling, yoga, wellness, fitness, fine dining, kite surfing

Golf: Maui offers three of the ten most beautiful golf courses in the world. But not only those three, but practically all courses on Maui are worth visiting. The closest being 15 minutes form our home, the furthest an hour scenic drive away.


Rates & Availability

From $4,200 Per week

Haiku House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $390.64
2+ Guest Email for Quote $0.01
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes $600-$800/nt, $4200-$5600/wk, $14,000-18,000/mo
1-2 people $600/night
3-4 people $700/night
5-6 people $800/night

Children up to 2 years no charge

Out cleaning fee $375 plus tax
Refundable security deposit $1000

Holidays add extra $100 per night
Christmas 2 week minimum stay

Monthly rates (except holidays):
1-2 people $14,000
3-4 people $16,000
5-6 people $18,000

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Haiku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , shower surrounded by tropical plants
  • Terra cotta floors with diamond inlays, nice quality towels and carpets, soaps and shampoos provided. Toto bidet in master bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Crib can be in any room
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Ocean and mountain views, private deck for each bedroom leading to the swimming pool, en suite bathrooms, spacious closets, high quality linens, luxurious, yet comfortable decor, all hardwood floors, five star fully equipped kitchen (espresso machine, mini wine cellar etc.), indoor and outdoor surround sound system, wireless internet and office setup, gorgeous gardens filled with fruit and flowers to pick.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hydraulic safety pool cover, hot water outdoor shower;surround sound system with outdoor stereo speakers; beach towels, mats and chairs; stationary; iPhone/iPod dock; complete phone/printer/fax office set up; fully equipped kitchen; European espresso machine and milk frother for coffee lovers; children's high chair, travel bed and some outdoor and beach toys; air purifier and dehumidifiers available; all necessary items to make your stay feel like a vacation are provided (toilet paper, paper towel, Kleenex, laundry soap, dish washing detergent, zip locks, cooler and cooling elements; soaps, shampoo and conditioner; etc.)

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