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PRIVATE JUNGLE COTTAGE - WATERFALLS, NATURAL POOLS, OCEAN VISTAS

Alexa Fischer

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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PRIVATE JUNGLE COTTAGE - WATERFALLS, NATURAL POOLS, OCEAN VISTAS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Huelo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

STPH 20120014

**Summary**

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.

**Details**

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.

**Location**

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.

**BEACHES**

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.

- Jaws

In the winter you can watch big-wave surfers defy sanity!

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alexa Fischer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
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Huelo Maui
Berkeley, CA
5

Perfect hideaway

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented this house for 3 nights during a weeklong stay in Maui. Alexa and Mark took care of everything—they were even kind enough to let us store our groceries in the fridge a few hours before check-in. The place was spotless, it had everything we needed, down to a charcoal grill, a loaner copy of a great guidebook, and an awesome CD of 50 Hawaiian classics on the stereo. We loved the slight elevation just above the jungle canopy. And, of course, the easy hike to the pools! Only the occasional barking of a neighbor's dog ever reminded us that there were other people anywhere near us.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
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Huelo Maui
United States
5

Fun little cabin in the jungle

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful place in the "jungle". Feels like real Hawaii. Exiting the main highway and taking the road to the house, immediately you feel like you are in a scene from Jurassic Park! Lush, tropical and refreshing. We took one of the recommended hikes right from the cabin, and found our way traversing through ocean-side pastures and down an old trail that leads along a cliff edge, down to the rock beach. We followed the stream to a small waterfall. We took our kids, ages 10 and under, and they had the adventure of a lifetime! Also, just around the corner by car is Twin Falls, another easy walk to beautiful waterfalls and a natural pool (we swam!) along an old sugar ditch. We didn't get to try the homemade smoothie stand (closes at 4), but reviews say the treats are delicious! The road to Hana feels shorter departing from your jungle home. The ONLY drawback is along with jungle, come jungle "bugs" (mainly mosquitos) -- bring plenty of DEET and anti-itch. We would definitely recommend the rustic cabin and location, especially for those looking to get away. The cabin was equipped with everything you need. Mahalo!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Huelo Maui
Delray Beach
5

True Beautiful Maui- The Real Thing

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful rental house!! We looked at sooooo many VRBO listings trying to find a rental not located on someone else's property/ back yard or in a neighborhood and reasonably priced as well for what we were looking for. Most of the north side rentals seem to be in peoples yards. We are very very private people who love the outdoors and solitude and wanted to experience the real Maui. This house was truly perfect!! My whole family kept saying.. you scored mom! The road to the house off the Hana Highway is about 1.5 miles long and incredibly scenic and beautiful. Lush rain forest jungle hugs the road forming a beautiful canopy and it's great for a walk in down time. Its location is close to everything- scenic highway, waterfalls and Paia and Macawow. The house is within a short walking distance to the ocean with a private cove you can access as well by stairs. No swimming though- too dangerous but very beautiful and well worth the visit. The house also sits beside a small stream which empties into a larger creek with several waterfalls and swimming holes all for your own very private enjoyment. The scenic beautiful trail leading to this area is in the back area of coconut trees, and there is a lot to explore outdoors in general. The house is totally surrounded by jungle. There are two neighbor houses in the area but you can't see them. We loved the lanai over looking the jungle canopy and spent most of our time out there. The stars, light rain and sun when we got it, was enjoyable and an activity in it self. The house was very clean, new and up to date with granite, tile, nice kitchen etc. and the bed was the best!!!!!!!!; hard to get out of. Also plenty of snorkel equipment so no need to rent. You need to be mindful of power consumption as the house is off the grid, although we did fine with five people over an entire week with basically no sun because of the typhoon storm in the fiji area to the south. We didn't need the generator and contrary to what we read, the directions are NOT confusing or too numerous. The house could use a couple more lamps in the living room for ambiance lighting as opposed to overheads and the outdoor shower area could use some vegetation sprucing. It DOES have plenty of hot water. Mark was incredibly helpful and friendly and chocolate macadamia candy awaited our arrival. I would definitely stay again!!! Great location, wonderful house! Five Stars. We will be back for sure! Thank you Mark.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
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Huelo Maui
Vancouver, BC Canada
4

Liana S

  • 4 of 5
This property was perfect for us. We wanted something out of the way, where we got to experience the "true Hawaii". We loved the banana grove, the walk to the lookouts, ocean, and pools. This was truly an amazing Honeymoon spot! Easy to find and in the best area of Maui.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
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Huelo Maui
Alabama
5

Just right degree of "off the beaten path"

Just right degree of "off the beaten path"
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the cottage for 8 days, looking for some peace and quiet as well as a good jumping-off point for touring Maui. It was a great choice: private but not too remote, easy access to most of the island's major natural attractions, and a flat-out beautiful area in its own right (thank you, Mark, for the excellent suggestions and directions that were waiting on our arrival!) [and the chocolates, too] The cottage is modern, clean and very well appointed. The cooler came in particularly handy for day trips, and it was great fun harvesting breakfast from among the bananas, pineapples, and lilikoi. Evenings here are marvelous: sweet smells, all kinds of critters making noise, and allllll those stars.

Be aware that this place is off the grid: solar power, cistern water, no AC/cable but lotsa bugs/geckos, and a couple of lumpy, one-lane miles between you and the nearest road to anywhere. If any of that is cause for concern, you should probably look elsewhere. If not, you will likely love it here.

We felt very much at home at the cottage; it was hard to leave. Thank you, Mark and Kira, for your hospitality, and Alexa for helping to take care of the gory details!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Huelo Maui
Sedona, AZ
5

A Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Lilikoi Cottage for a week with our two twenty-something daughters. The four of us absolutely loved our stay. We were comfortable (pull-out couch very comfy) and had all the amenities we needed to make great meals (Mana Foods in Paia is a gem). It was the perfect location to tour the island and return home to our jungle refuge. After our excursions, we enjoyed wonderful hot showers outside. Before and during our stay, the owner provided so much information about the house, Maui adventures and local hikes to secret places nearby; and when our trip home was delayed due a storm, they had another property available for us to stay over! The Road to Hana was our favorite of many adventures (lunch at the outdoor Thai Restaurant just up from the beach there was our best meal out!). So glad we chose to stay here rather than at a resort...it fit our style perfectly.
Mark and Alexa, aloha and mahalo!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Dozens of natural pools and waterfalls make their way down the mountain to the ocean. These waterfalls and pools aren't in the tourist guidebooks, so you will almost always have them all to yourself!

The shoreline here is dramatic, there are several walks and hikes along the shoreline and down to the ocean.

Twin Falls is practically our neighbor.

The Bamboo Forest is just 4 miles away.

We're close to Pa'ia, and Makawao.

The Road to Hana begins here.

Closer + avoid traffic bottlenecks to Kula, Ulapalakua and Haleakala Park vs. staying in resort areas.

About the same drive-time to Iao Valley and Kahului as the resorts are.

About twenty minutes more to drive to either resort area vs. staying in one and driving to explore the other (and you should explore it all!)

Drives on this side of Maui are incredibly beautiful, enjoyable and scenic, making day-tripping all over the island an absolute pleasure and a must-do!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Huelo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October - December 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$188
$1,155
 
 
Christmas - New Year's 2015
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
January - February 2015
Jan 8 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,393
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Check Out Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%
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Amenities

Amenities

Huelo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) A Twin roll-away is available upon request., Child Beds (1) Pack-n-play available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofabed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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