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Maui Olinda Forest Retreat W20788716-01 STMP2014 0002


Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Maui Olinda Forest Retreat W20788716-01 STMP2014 0002

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Makawao House Rental Photos and Description

HOUSE 1 Rental group at a time PRIVATE and PEACFUL

We welcome you to our upcountry retreat. Away from the city in the upcountry Rain Forest. This is a full 2 bedroom 2 bath home on 5.5 acres land. The home is a beautiful vintage style with lots of wood interior. We have a Fire Place in the master bed room, Hot Tub on the deck, with a built in BBQ area. There is a Full Kitchen separate Dining area seats 6. We keep the place very clean with nice Hawaiian style furniture, Art and amenities! Look over the photos. Feel free to email your questions. We would be happy to welcome you to our home on the hill. Leave your work at home and be ready to relax.

Whats Special About our retreat: The home is located up above Makawao on a small winding county road. The property has jurassic size trees and lush rain forest plants, an open grass pasture, lovely privet deck with clean Jacuzzi and BBQ. It’s very quiet at night and there are no street lights so the stars are clear and bright. The property is on 5.5 acres so you will feel comfortable and secluded in your rain forest getaway. Driving to the home, you will pass one of the best ZIP LINE activates on the Island. Be sure to stop in and consider giving it a try. You'll ride over the lush Piiholo forest and there are natural waterfalls and 5 swimming ponds below— where locals have enjoyed a cool dip for years. Makawao has some of the best food on Maui and has grown into a high quality art and boutique town. .

More special attractions : Just a short drive and you’re in the hip surfing town, Paia. From there you make a right turn and you’re on your way to Hana home of the infamous 7 Pools. After a long day of sightseeing or surfing you will enjoy a Jacuzzi and then relax and watch a movie or snuggle up by the wood fire place in the master bedroom! I truly feel Maui is the best vacation island for your Hawaii experience.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner/Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Owner/Manager

I just love arts and crafts. My rental is a work of art, I love creating a space and keeping it in top shape. I take pride in the quality of our beautiful upcountry getaway and I know you will be happy with how clean and well maintained we keep the property. My family wants you to remember your stay with us and feel good about recommending us to your friends and family for years to come. Feel free to drop me a line. I'll be glad to answer all your questions. We aim to please and make your stay with us a time to cherish!

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2003

Why Owner/Manager chose Makawao

We bought this home for my family. We fixed it up and were raising Alpaca's on the land for years. A few years later we bought a classic 1953 old plantation home in downtown Makawao. We converted the home into a place where our family and friends could stay. We enjoy staying there on the weekends when no one is making use of it. When up there, It’s so beautiful I have a hard time returning to our in-town home Monday morning after a relaxing weekend.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 25 traveler reviews

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Maui Olinda Forest Retreat W20788716-01 STMP2014 0002
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Treehouse with ultimate privacy

  • 5 of 5

This home is 3.5 miles up piiholo road above the quaint town of Makawao. It may not be a fit for everyone, but if your looking for quiet seclusion this is the place. Home was spotlessly clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in upcountry Maui. The house was very homey. Loved having the large deck with the grill and hot tub. We enjoyed playing croquet in the large yard. We would recommend the Makawao Bakery, The Makawao Steak House and Polli's. Polli's had the best Mango margaritas. Lisa and Brian thank you so much for getting a generator when we lost electricity . I would recommend anyone who would like to stay upcountry to stay here.

Matt & Neena

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our retreat. Glad you were able to get much enjoyment at the house:) Our Makawao bakery is pretty famous within the islands (Kamodas) As you could see with the flavores they put out😊 Hope you wee able to explore our little town and visit all there is to do upcountry. And if not we welcome you back:) Warm regards Lisa and Brian

Wonderful place, wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this spacious property that's off the beaten beachy path in Maui. Winding roads with gorgeous views & greenery lead up to this house that would be perfect for a family vacation. My fiance and I stayed for three days, and it was spacious, well-maintained, peaceful, and comfortable while deep seated in nature. It has more space and beds than you really need as a couple, but we booked it based on the amazing reviews and the fact that it was in the area that we wanted to be in. After such a great experience with Lisa and the house, we hope that someday we will return with more of a clan! We especially loved having a fireplace in the bedroom - such a treat. And the location put us near a lot of the things we wanted to see. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Thank you for your wonderful review. We would love to host you and a clan in the future? Consider yourself VIP. It was so nice being the hostess with the mostess to your minimal requests. Warm regardsLisa

Stay at Makawao

  • 3 of 5

The house and location was beautiful. we really enjoyed our stay. The only unfortunate thing was the weather. Due to heavy storm we lost power as well as the road was closed. We faced some inconveniences because of that. Also, we found out that the rent was little bit on the high side. Other than that everything was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review ! I'm glad that you were able to still enjoy your stay. Luckily the house was prepared for the electric outage during the storm. We live in the tropics and unfortunately have no control over the weather. But because of this we do our best to be prepared to keep you comfortable in a storm. By having a gas stove so you could still cook, fireplace to keep you warm, and a gas water heater to have a hot showers also fully equipped with flashlights and lanterns. I must agree it was a inconvenience for everyone in our beautiful neighborhood. So unfortunate that it happened on your short stay:( Warm Regards Lisa
Waynesville, NC

Spacious, gracious, upcountry home

  • 5 of 5

This well situated, very private home has absolutely accurate descriptions. It is very well maintained, well furnished and supplied to accommodate both children and adults. Kitchen is well stocked, home is very clean, basic paper supplies and cleaning products supplied. This ended up being our home for nearly a month and we could not have been more pleased. Lisa and Brian were not only friendly and kind but also incredibly helpful with information specific to the work we had to accomplish during our stay. We found the home's location perfect for exploring the upcountry, the north shore, the road to Hana, all the upcountry towns, and far away from the general resort madness. A very private setting and quiet neighborhood filled with birdsong in the morning. We had brief morning rains which gave way to sunny skies. The lack of AC was no problem at all since nights were cool and the house came with fans if needed. The landscaping is beautiful with artistic night lighting. WiFi was adequate. Many games and DVDs come with the house for your enjoyment. The hot tub looked like new, super clean and was a blessing for very tired muscles. The road is narrow with tight curves yet there are many homes up here and cars regularly going by. Makawao is a short 20 minutes downhill with funky shops, good food, great baked goods, friendly post office, helpful people and an overall spirit of Aloha. The Saturday morning Kulamalu Farmer's Market behind Long's Drugs was a special treat, rewarding shoppers with the best and freshest that the UpCountry has to offer. Mana Foods in Pai'a was a great place to load up on organic food and we enjoyed a few of the good restaurants here, about 45 minutes from the house. The drive up to the house passing horse farms and offering incredible views, often with a rainbow will have you wishing that Maui was just a wee bit closer to the mainland.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow !!!!! What more:)? We enjoyed helping in anyway we could!! Also pleased that you found the descriptions as accurate. Maui obviously embrassed and hugged you xxxooo:) We also love the people upcountry, They are very family oriented with family owned small businesses and love to be helpful too. (We call it coconut wireless) Glad you could appreciate all upcountry Maui has to offer and got to feel the true and real aloha. Warmest regards and welcome back to your home away from home:) Lisa and Brian
Far West Texas

Upcountry seeker

  • 4 of 5

For persons and families seeking a place away from the resorts and hot beaches, this is a great quiet retreat. Just do your shopping beforehand or slip down to Makawao or Haiku for a restaurant. Since we were use to air conditioning, this older home's unit may be in need of some freon. However, once the windows were opened, the cool upcountry breezes were a relief. With no ceiling fans, and a next door neighbor, we felt uneasy about leaving all the windows open at night, so we left the unit's AC fan running for still nights.

Each morning brings out a wonderful array of songbirds that are unheard of elsewhere. The strong perfume of the eucalyptus trees is just breathtaking and worth the experience. It is a beautiful place to experience the cool, fragrant, upcountry breezes.

We used this retreat to site see the upcountry and visit Haleakala NP. The Maui Spa Retreat is also close by for those wishing a great way to exfoliate while on vacation. The hot tub was perfect and the outdoor grill made cooking easier.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you enjoyed most of your stay:) We never felt the home needed air conditioning or fans when we lived there. Because of the elevation of the property it is usually cool. The wall monitor you found and thought it needed freon is actually central heat because in the winters it can be quite cold. I will label this for our future guest. Thank you for your honest feedback. Hope you'll be able to return again!


Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes
"We also have a cafe O'lei in Makawao same owners Called Makawao Steak House"
Piiholo Ranch Zipline
"Close to home fun"
Mama's Fish House
"Having a very special occasion, Anniversary, Birthday, Or just treating that special person..."
Alii Kula Lavender
"For a lazier Day of relaxing and noticing the beauty. A tour is always educational to know a..."
Haleakala National Park (Kula)
"Go for sunrise or sunset. Make a day of it with a hike or bike ride."
Surfing Goat Dairy
Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli
"Yummy Yummy Yummy if you like Italian? The restaurant is 1 of my favorite places, and the de..."
Polli's Mexican Restaurant
"Great Mexican food. might want to share the portions are HUGE! Wonderful Margaritas. Casual ..."
"The Best Fish and chips big enough to Share"
Makawao Steak House
"In the mood for Prime rib or just a salad bar? This is the place to go."
Milagros Food Company
"My favorite Mexican with a fresh twist. Fresh Ahi (Fish) is on many of there dishes.Tantali..."
Twin Falls
"My teens love swimming in the pools."
"Winter time see the famous big wave beach"
"Start Early for this adventure."
Paia Fish Market Restaurant
"Delicious fresh locally caught fish."
Baldwin Beach
"closer to home "
"Specialty stores all over."
Kula Lodge & Restaurant
"Great View! With a rustic woodsy feel"
Cafe 808
Grandma's Coffee House
"The best coffee,pastries, or omelets, corn beef hash,etc..Freshly home cooked Breakfasts. Th..."
Waihou Spring Forest Reserve
"So close to home. We hike this regularly and never get tired of it."
Haliimaile General Store
"I've Never been disappointed when eating here"
Makawao Garden Cafe
"Good sandwiches"
Makawao Sushi & Deli
"Expensive but good"
Komoda Store & Bakery
"People come from all parts of the island for the famous home baked pastries. Closed on Wedn..."
Maui's Winery
"Checkout our local winery. If you like red wine my favorite is the ulupalakua red."
Pukalani Superette
"My favorite place to shop for last minute stuff or our local goodies. Easy in and Easy out"
Mana Foods
"The Best health food store on island. Our locals drive from all over to go here. Parking ca..."
"Pick up your big shopping before you come upcountry."
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Makawao House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes (1) rental group at a time. Maximum Occupancy is (4) persons including children over the age of 2 yrs old.

1)This Is a non-smoking Unit

2)No loud noise after 9pm to 8am
During which time the noise shall not be unreasonable disturb the adjacent neighbors. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise. Associated with a residential area. Amplified sound that is audible beyond the properties boundaries of the short term rental are PROHIBITED
3) Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking area and shall not be parked on the street
4) No parties or group gatherings other than registered guest shall occur
5) No illegal drugs are allowed on the property.Use of any such drugs will result in the immediate eviction & forfeiture of all monies paid
6) Checkout is no later than 11am & Checkin is 4 pm unless authorized by management for any exceptions
7)Any damage or loss other than normal wear & will is charged to the guest
8)There will be a $10.00 charge for a lost key


Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twins that can be converted into a king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations) : the parking is gravel, after that its all easy access for ADA. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations) : Once you on the entrance ramp its all accessible

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