2-bed/1-bath private cottage with ocean views, private deck. Fully Licensed.
Robert and Stephanie Oswald
About Robert and Stephanie Oswald
Robert and Stephanie Oswald: Robert is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and Stephanie from England. We met in 1998 on a Caribbean cruise under a total solar eclipse, married in 2001 and relocated to Arizona for 16 years. Many vacations to Maui made it feel like home, and in 2014 we began what would be the 3-year search for our little piece of paradise. In the Aloha Spirit, we welcome you to share and experience our lovely Tranquil Palms here in Haiku, Maui.
Robert and Stephanie Oswald purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Robert and Stephanie Oswald chose Haiku-Pauwela
Fussy in general and real estate brokers ourselves, it required three years and many house-hunting vacations for us to find this property - that we turned into Tranquil Palms. Such perfect blend of climate (not too hot, not too wet), a lovely coastal ocean view looking west to breathtaking sunsets behind the mountains of Molokai-Isle, an orchard-farm with copious fresh fruit and plenty of room for us and our vacationing Guests. What a great find indeed!
What makes this Cottage unique
The ocean views, the stunning scenery, the lush tropical foliage, the peace and quiet and the tranquil setting. Out in the country, yet just off Hana Highway for easy access to Kahului and Upcountry Maui. Tranquil Palms is a very special place and we're looking forward to sharing it with you, our valued Guest.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything we could have asked for
What an excellent stay! The place was clean, bug-free, and had a modern/refurbished feel. The owners went out if their way to make us feel welcome and at home. The boogie boards and breach towels were especially appreciated. Overall, it was all that we had hoped for.
Maui North Shore Hidden Treasure
Excellent base for exploring and enjoying all that Maui has to offer. Fully equiped, very comfortable and high quality. Super helpful and friendly hosts. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a great location and quality on the Maui North Shore.
Quiet and comfortable cottage
My three-night stay exceeded expectations for quiet place away from the busy resort areas on Maui. The cottage was comfortable and well-furnished. The coffee and breakfast items provided by the owners is a thoughtful touch. The cottage got a little warm during the day, but there are ceiling fans throughout and the lanai was a nice place to enjoy the cooling breeze. The nights are cool enough that I didn't need to use the room AC. The location is 30-40 minutes from Kahului and 15 minutes from Paia. If you're not used to driving on dark, two-lane roads I'd recommend arriving before night to get situated. I was disoriented going out one evening and almost drove down the steep embankment instead. More reflectors to guide drivers along the driveway would be helpful. The cottage is conveniently located near upcountry Maui (Haleakala, Alii Kula Lavender Farm, and Maui Wine), the Haliimaile Distillery, and the Haliimaile General Store. I would definitely return for another stay.
Peaceful cottage with very accommodating hosts.
A great spot, out of the way of the resorts and busy tourist spots. A great launching place for visiting Mt. Haleakala and the road to Hana. Robert and Stephanie are super accommodating.
An incredible place to stay!
From the moment we arrived we knew that we were going to enjoy our stay at the Palm Cottage at Tranquil Palms. The Cottage is beautiful, with stunning views of the lush landscape and the tranquil Pacific Ocean. The cottage is well equipped with a fantastic modern kitchen and dining area, a comfortable family room, two nicely sized bedrooms, a modern bathroom, and a great porch! The cool ocean breeze made for great sleeping with the windows open.
The owners were friendly and gracious, taking the time to show us the grounds. They were very communicative, and we’re ready and willing to answer the occasional text message.
The grounds are beautiful, with fruit waiting to be picked and eaten. The stars at night are incredible, since there no bright lights nearby. The location was perfect for our family and everything we wanted to do, placing us between Hana and the city life. Outstanding dining and shopping options await just a few miles down the road in the town of Paia. We really enjoyed being away from the crowded tourist areas, but found that we could get anywhere we wanted relatively quickly.
We highly recommend the Palm Cottage at Tranquil Palms and will definitely book here again when we return to Maui! It is our favorite of all the VRBO properties we have stayed at!
Mahalo to the Parker Family for being such wonderful 5-Star Guests. It was our pleasure to host you, and we look forward to seeing you on a future trip to lovely Maui. Cheers and warm Aloha, Robert & Stephanie.
Property clean and well cared for. Very nice appliances. Good location to activities. Only downside is the shower head does not provide adequate water pressure and is located too high up.
Mahalo for your five-star rating and for your favorable comments! Sorry you felt the shower did not meet your expectations. We wish you had mentioned it in one of our exchanges during your stay so that we could have addressed it immediately. As is true everywhere here on Maui, this shower head is the legally-mandated water-saving type. All other comments on this shower have been favorable and complimentary. The large-diameter shower head is at standard height and creates a "rain shower" effect while conserving our valuable water resources. Upon receiving this review, we checked the shower, serviced it, and verified the proper flow of lots of hot water. Mahalo again for the great review, and we hope to see you again on a future Maui visit!
Palm Cottage at Tranquil Palms is perfect for those seeking a peaceful and quiet rural location, far from the busy tourist areas. Yet you're still conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, and beaches. Our little corner of East Maui is in the Haiku area, near the start of the well-known "Road to Hana". Tranquil Palms is our orchard farm; a beautiful and lush area with many fruit trees, flowering tropical plants, and a great coastal view of the Pacific Ocean.
Palm Cottage at Tranquil Palms is one just block south of East Maui's main coastal road - the Hana Highway. We're a great location from which to base your Maui vacation. Nearby attractions include Twin Falls, Na'ili'ili-haele Stream & Waterfall, Waikamoi Nature Trailhead, and the Gardens in Haiku.
If you prefer the beaches and restaurants in South Maui - Kihei, and Central Maui, they're only a scenic 30-40 minute drive away. Long sandy beaches, lots of shops, bars and restaurants.
Whatever your Maui adventure, you can come "home" to relax on your private lanai (deck) for a peaceful evening to end your day.
Our little garden is just up the road from the must-see arboretum that's aptly named, The Garden of Eden. We know you'll agree that Tranquil Palms is aptly named, too!