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Makena Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular location!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights

About the property

Oceanfront Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1+ Bath, (Sleeps 4) Permit STKM 2012/0002

Located on Maui's southwest shore in the heart of beautiful Makena Bay, this single story oceanfront cottage is an island paradise. Built over 40 years ago and remodeled with vintage Hawaiian decor, guests are provided with all the modern conveniences for an incredible vacation.

The large sliding glass doors in the family room open to a deck with a panoramic view of the neighboring islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawa and Lanai. The ocean's high water mark is a mere fifteen feet away! From the spa and the lanai one can enjoy the famous Maui sunsets while watching the large green sea turtles frolicking in the surf. During the winder months, the humpback whales can be seen as they migrate along the coast.

For five years Maui has been named the 'World's Best Island' by the readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine. Conde Nast Travel Magazine has rated Maui the 'Best Island in the World' for twelve consecutive years. Some of the islands best diving and snorkeling are directly in front of you while close by one can enjoy world famous restaurants, golf, tennis, shopping and white sand beaches. The sound of the waves lapping on the rocks plus the star studded nights make this quaint oceanfront cottage the perfect tropical paradise!

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More Details

Camille and Eric Peterson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much for sharing your piece of paradise with us! We enjoyed every minute here and got the R&R we were seeking.
Sep 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Makena Oceanfront Cottage - Spectacular location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Magical Maui Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have rented Makena Cottage a couple of times, and it's really incredible. Sea turtles graze on the rocks below the lanai in the evenings. During whale season you can spend your mornings on the lanai sipping coffee and evening sipping wine, watching dozens of humpbacks breaching, tail-slapping, and pectoral fin-slapping. The snorkeling just for the fish in the cove is superb, but if you snorkel just beyond the rock reef you can hear the whales singing—blew me away the first time I heard it. It used to be priced such that it was a push renting the cottage vs a bland hotel room at one of the mega-resorts—affordable for a teacher and a biologist. Alas, with popularity comes booked-out schedules and higher prices. Fondest of memories, though.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely gorgeous property! The view from the lanai is so beautiful! We spent a lot of our time outside enjoying the scenery and the hot tub! The kitchen was fully stocked with all of the gadgets we needed to make meals which was great! The area is quiet and there are beaches within walking distance. We snorkeled off of Makena Landing and got to see so many sea turtles! This property is truly a gem and I hope to stay there again soon! Thank you again, Camille and Eric!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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25 th anniversary

  • 5 of 5

This is the most private and romantic place we have stayed at, the cottage was perfect for us the views were spectacular and Eric and Camille were the perfect hosts would recommend this to anyone

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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25th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We wanted privacy for our 25th wedding anniversary and you couldn't ask for a better place it is the most romantic place we have ever stayed and had the time of our lives. Eric and Camille have thought of everything you could want the home is beautiful and the most amazing setting we got up every night around 2:00 am and sat on the deck and listened to the waves hit the shore a vacation we will never forget

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time staying at Makena Oceanfront Cottage. That sentence alone should tell you how we feel about the property. The location is great. The cottage is simple but has everything you could want, from the fully equipped kitchen to the hot tub on the lanai. And you get spectacular sunsets every night. If you are traveling to Maui you should definitely consider staying at Makena Oceanfront Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week stay at this wonderful piece of paradise. The cottage is as described by the owners and is one of the few remaining "authentic" Hawaiian properties available for rent on the beautiful coast alongside Makena. The cottage is a simple style and has everything you need for a peaceful, relaxing stay. It is close to some of the best snorkeling beaches on the island and the turtles feed along the shore right in front of the property. Although the daytime brings many other tourists to the area for snorkeling and kayaking, the evenings are your own. The sunsets are stunning, with the backdrop of the waves hitting the rocks and the sun dropping below the island of Kahoolawe.

This is definitely on our short list for future vacations.

Thanks Camille and Eric for sharing your lovely Hawaiian escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

7 night minimum. Contact us for shorter stays if we have a gap that is less than 7 nights between guests
Christmas and New Years holiday - 14 night minimum - Contact us for rates
Maximum occupancy: 4
This is a no smoking residence
Permit #STKM 2012/0002 Hawaii ID TA-118-389-3504-01
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Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two heated outdoor overhead with pull chain!
  • In addition to the full inside bathroom, we have two heated outdoor showers. One overhead 'rain' shower that operates with a pull chain and one handheld shower to rinse the sand off prior to walking up to the lanai. All three showers are plumbed into the water heater!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very comfortable BeautyRest Plush
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very comfortable BeautyRest Plush
  • BeautyRest Queen Size Beds (1 and 2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Phone with unlimited long distance to US mainland and Hawaiian Islands, air conditioning in the bedrooms, ceiling fans throughout the cottage (5), cable and wireless internet access, small fax machine, full stove with oven, toaster oven, washer and dryer, gas grill BBQ, blender, juicer, coffee maker, linens, beach towels and chairs, boogie boards, portable ice chest, two heated outdoor showers, NO SMOKING INSIDE

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