|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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!!!
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.
Away from it all, but so centrally located, that you are close to all of the attractions Maui has to offer. It embraces you as a local resident and invites you to live the real Maui life!
The energy of this beautiful land fulfills you the moment you step foot on it. That is how it began for me in 1995 and continues to do so for my family still and the many wonderful guests we welcome.
"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!"
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
Hale Mauka Makai was the perfect vacation home for my family of four. It’s on a quiet and private location, with the owners, Claudia and Kevin, maybe a hundred yards away, separated by open lawn, flowering shrubs and trees.
The house has amazing comfort and style, with island décor and well maintained furniture. The kitchen is stocked with cookware, you will just need most fridge and pantry items (except for herbs, spices, fruits and veggies—more on that later). Outside the kitchen was a grill which we used almost every night. We loved the espresso maker, the accompanying milk frothier and the variety of coffees. Overall, the house is clean, spacious, and airy especially with the windows and doors open for the trade winds.
The pool is great, and we were able to sling our music to a Bluetooth receiver and have it play outside while we swam. Nice touch, but it didn’t beat the wind rustling in the palm leaves.
The location is fine, maybe thirty minutes to Kahului and an hour to Lahaina or Makena. However, just minutes away are the quirky surf town Paia and the wonderful family friendly beach, Baldwin Beach Park.
The property is lush with trees and flowers. There is a garden of crisp vegetables and fresh herbs (hence not needing to buy your own). We were able to pick oranges, lettuce, parsley, papaya, and more. We were even given a frozen block of real coconut water to use during the week. Amazing. And the bananas…they were sweet and perfect, just the best.
What made the stay special was Claudia and Kevin’s aloha spirit.
Can't say enough about our stay. The house was beautiful and well equipped with amenities. Thank you!
A beautiful property in a private and convenient location. Every detail has been thought out and we were left wanting for nothing. Claudia saw to any need we had and kindly shared the fruit growing on the property. We would happily stay again and recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable house on the north shore of Maui.
Wie are a german family and travelled on the wonderfull hawaiian islands. The week in this villa was the absolutly highlight of our journey.
The hosts were the most friendly and helpful people we ever had on our journeys.The villa is beautiful and fully maintained. It's very calm on the ground and we had the opportunity to pick up all the fruits and vegetables we need.
We like to come back!
This review is long overdue, and well deserved.
Our visit was from 9/14/14 through 9/23/14. We are repeat clients, and were just as satisfied with this trip, as the first time we came to stay.
I was booking a stay for 2016, and noticed that I had neglected to review our 2014 visit, so hence the late posting.
Where to begin......If you read reviews,(we do) you will find all that you read to be an accurate depiction of the property. It is hard, after multiple stays to find new adjectives to communicate just how wonderful it is to be lucky enough experience this house and property.
Leave your cares and worries behind, breathe and enjoy the fresh air, salt water swimming pool, beautiful views, luxurious accommodations, fruit trees, organic garden, beautiful starry skies at night, lovely beaches, quaint towns, and the abundance of privacy.
Your host, Claudia, is nothing short of magnificent.
We are counting down the days until our next stay in May 2016,
Don't hesitate to book this property. We are a part of a growing list of repeat clients.
We are located just minutes away from the world famous windsurfing and surfing beach 'Hookipa' and the remaining uncrowded north shore beaches.
Right up the road is a collection of wonderful restaurants, a great local supermarket and state of the art fitness and wellness facility.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|2+ Guest Email for Quote||$0|
$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