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Spectacular Oceanfront Home! Watch turtles from lanai while grilling or in spa!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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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Makena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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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Spectacular Oceanfront Home! Watch turtles from lanai while grilling or in spa!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Most tranquil place on earth!

  • 5 of 5

No need to plan a busy week of activities. This is the place to come and unwind. Renew and refresh. A tropical oasis like not other.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Makena Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Loved the porch and view - awesome! Plus owners lovely and take great care of you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a delightful cottage and location! We could not have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Eric and Camille, could not have been more pleasant! They gave us lots on information to help us decide to rent their precious cottage. Beds were comfortable, kitchen well equipped and organized and we never wanted to leave the living/ dining area and lanai! The breezes, sounds of the ocean, beautiful views were more than we could have hoped for. Thank you for a beautiful and unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Profound Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting Makena Cottage and we cannot wait to return. Finding words for this review is difficult because we had such an amazing week. My wife and I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to many places across the globe in Europe, Asia, US and South America. My favorite place hands down has been Croatia, until now.The Makena Cottage truly changed my perspective. This is a very, very special place. It's simplicity and Aloha spirit grabs you and holds you there. You can feel the history of the Island and Makena Landing, but the beauty of this piece of the world is breath taking. My wife and I are both grateful to the Petersons for opening their island cottage to all of us holiday renters. We were also fortunate enough to meet the neighbors who are 4th generation Hawaiians and whose family originally owned the properties. hearing about the history of the area was wonderful. We also got to meet Camille & Eric and they are welcoming and warm people. If you are thinking of renting this property, do not wait, you will fall in love immediately and you will not want to leave.

Thank you Camille & Eric

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ditto to all comments below!

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the cottage. All our friends on Maui love to come over and sit on the lanai. It is such an impressive spot, sometimes we can't get our friends off the lanai to go home :)

You are cheating yourself if you decide on a hotel over this private, romantic, absolutely fantastic get-away!

You will never regret it. Eric and Camille are wonderful people.

If you don't like your experience, I will pay your bill! Lol!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

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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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.