Huelo Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Perfect for active people who enjoy uncrowded beaches, waterfalls, exploring, adventures, hiking, dramatic scenery and peace and quiet. Central enough for easy day-tripping into the resort areas. 30 minutes from the airport; 15-20 from Paia Town, Haiku, Makawao and a dozen great uncrowded North Shore beaches. (see below for beaches.)
Earthy, peaceful and private; perfect for couples and a solid value.
The cottage sits on two acres directly adjacent to miles of undeveloped jungle, up on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy. Words can’t begin to describe how special it is to relax out on the lanai or in the livingroom listening to the sounds of nature.
Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside. Bedroom with queen bed, plenty of light, large closet with shelves, hanging and luggage space. Open and airy living room with queen sofabed; Full kitchen with granite counter tops. Bathroom with tub and shower.
About five minutes down a narrow, windy, bumpily paved jungle road (any car can navigate it.) The area is largely undeveloped, but it is also not an isolated grass hut in the backcountry jungle!
This kind of lodging is perfect for nature lovers. While there is a ton of diversity in flora and fauna, the land is not heavily landscaped and this is the jungle – so stuff grows like…well…a jungle! (If things like the lawn getting tall between cuttings is something that horrifies you, well, we can show you loads of more tamed and manicured places!)
Pineapples grow next to the house. Hibiscus, plumeria, night blooming jasmine, heliconias, ginger, lilikoi, coconut, tangerine, and many other flowers and fruits are all around the property.
The cottage is environmentally designed with solar power, rainwater catchment & green/repurposed construction. The house was also designed and positioned to catch tradewinds and natural light perfectly.
Living room has a queen sofabed, CD-Player w/Hawaiian music and Flat-Panel TV w/DVD, NetFlix, Prime & Hulu. Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside.
Tap water comes from rainwater catchment. This is a giant tank of rain water which is regularly treated to sanitary specifications, so washing dishes, toothbrushing, etc. are all fine. There is a reverse-osmosis filtered water spigot for drinking water.
The quality bath towels, linens, comforter and pillows are replaced very frequently to be keep in new condition. There is also wireless internet, wireless VoIP telephone and a CD player & small selection of excellent Hawaiian music provided.
Full kitchen with granite countertops, double-stainless-steel-sink & mid-size propane fridge. Fully stocked with amenities such as microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes, glassware, tableware, pots, pans, knives, etc.
The lanai has two tables and the stars are spectacular at night. When evening rains come in, the lanai is such a special spot to watch the raindrops stream though the sunlight falling into the jungle. (Most of Maui’s rain comes from tradewind cycle, typically blowing in windward late afternoon or overnight. Since tradewind clouds come from the east, the afternoon sun often still shines brightly, giving Hawaii plenty of rainbows!)
If you can tear yourself away from the lanai, there is an inside dining table with high cafe style swivel chairs to bring you right into the view.
Dozens of natural pools and waterfalls make their way down the mountain to the ocean.
The location is the perfect place for visitors who want to escape the pre-package touristy resort areas that for a more genuine experience, yet still be based centrally enough to day-trip all over our incredible island.
You can walk right into the jungle from the cottage, swim in natural pools and waterfalls, walk, hike or relax at dramatic cliff side ocean vistas, take yoga classes from our neighbors, world renowned yoga teachers, or even experience a guided hike of areas tourists rarely experience.
Very close to Twin Falls, a couple miles into the unofficial start of the famous Road to Hana, at the edge of the rainforest. Since Maui is small, and the resort areas are not centrally located, this private and “remote” area is ironically quite central for active people looking to experience the huge variety Maui has to offer.
This unique cottage is a great choice for those who want privacy, serenity and a peaceful off the beaten tourist path place to base their adventures around Maui.
To find out if the North Shore is perfect for you, check out the 'Should I Stay on Maui’s North Shore' article on Maui Guide book.
These are our favorite of the uncrowded, non-touristy North Shore beaches. Once you've been to these miles of serene uncrowded beaches, going to hotel beaches seems silly :)
- Baby Beach
Great for kids, lap swimmers and beachcombers. Also very scenic.
- Ho’okipa Beach Park
You can watch some of the best windsurfers in the world here. Also has very regular surf breaks.
- Baldwin Cove
Calm cove, great for escaping the wind when the sand is blowing!
- Baldwin Beach Park
A long, sandy beach with plenty of parking, lifeguards and facilities.
- Tavares Beach
Popular with locals. Good surf break, too.
- Kuau Cove aka Beach at Mama’s Fish House
A small tide pool beach. Kids love exploring here.
- Paia Bay
Great for advanced boogie boarders. Also has a good surf break.
- Paia Secret Beach
Secluded and clothing optional.
In the winter you can watch big-wave surfers defy sanity!
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Alexa Fischer
I'm an author and live on a neighboring property. I discovered Maui was my soul's long-lost home in the 90's and whenever we came back home to visit, we found this area to be the best home base for our adventures around the island. When we moved to Maui in 2004, we spent three years searching for the perfect place, renting and moving five times to feel out different areas before we found the perfect location in 2007. We have had hundreds of thrilled visitors over these years, and hope to add you as one too!
Alexa Fischer purchased this cottage in 2007
Why Alexa Fischer chose Huelo
The location is perfect for our active family of six. We can walk out our door and be swimming in waterfall pools or hiking jungle in minutes. We can drive to a dozen beautiful uncrowded beaches in 15-20 minutes. All the rest of this spectacularly perfect island is an easy reach.
What makes this cottage unique
Being an author and with four active kids - we're all over Maui, all the time. Having this location as our home base has been perfect for our busy family because it allows us to experience living in the serenity of the true, natural Hawaii while still being within easy reach of everything the island has to offer.