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Hidden Hawaiian Island Gem

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Wailea House Rental Photos and Description

2500 sf with 3 bedrooms, m/bathroom, 2 separate guest bed/bathrooms, kitche

BBKM 2015/0002

Welcome to our Beautiful Maui Home. To see a VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEO of our home, click on the AMENITIES ICON above, scroll to the bottom left of the page for the link.

Our calendar is kept up to date... Dates in GREY mean our property is booked. Dates in GREEN, WHITE, GREY/WHITE mean the dates are available for you to book now . We have another property on Maui too. HomeAway Listing #906127

We own a beautiful, charming, very spacious, 3-bedroom Polynesian Pole Home conveniently located above Wailea/Kihei, in the residential subdivision, Maui Meadows, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Wailea/Kihei coastline, the Maalaeaa Bay, West Maui Mountains, and the neighboring islands of Lanai, Molokai, Molokini and Kahoolawie.

Unfortunately the current photo's we have on our website do not do it justice at all, but our Hidden Hawaiian Gem property, is perfect, for your self catering Maui vacation away from the crowds, which are found in hotels & condo's, but situated within two to three minutes of all amenities of South Maui, including all of the top beaches, shops, restaurants, and the stunning facilities of Wailea & Makena. Which include, world class golf at it's finest !

This spacious, modern home is highlighted by its gorgeous open beam, full wood character, all naturally finished, open wood ceiling throughout, giant structural beams and poles, large, panoramic viewing windows, with sliding glass doors in all rooms, which open onto a very large wrap around patio/deck with seating, sunbathing, barbacueing, and Jaccuzzi. The entire patio/deck has a very large roof overhang for afternoon shade, and over looks the Wailea/Kihei bay, creating a warm, welcoming, homely, atmosphere.

Our home has recently undergone a complete remodel/modernization of the bathrooms and kitchen and has been very tastefully decorated with Hawaiian island theme décor, very comfortable furniture, and various floral arrangements.

Kitchen/Living Area

The kitchen is built entirely of Maui Koa wood. The wood was harvested from Kaupo Ranch on Maui, and the cabinets and bar top, were hand crafted and custom made right here on Maui. You will only find this Maui Koa wood in our home and, one other home on Maui, no one else has it.

The unique features of this Koa wood (compared with other Koa woods grown elsewhere) is it's combination of dark & blond streaks, giving it's, beautiful character only found in Maui Koa wood.

The kitchen is FULLY appointed & equipped with everything you will need for cooking and entertaining during your vacation.

The Kitchen is very spacious, and the facilities include side by side, full size, refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, a gorgeous Italian, 5 burner gas cooktop & gas oven, full size dishwasher, trash compactor and all pots, pans, dishes, and cutlery you will need.

We have been told by guests our kitchen is well stocked compared with other places they have stayed, with everything a person needs for cooking and entertaining. We encourage our guests to let us know if there is something missing from the kitchen, they may need during their stay, this way we can equip our home to be as comfortable as possible while our guest's are "Home Away" from home.

For formal dining, there is a huge Travertine stone Italian dining table with a very heavy/thick 4' x 8' sollid glass surface top which seats eight.

Overlooking the kitchen, there is a Maui Koa wood bar top, which seats three.

The living area is furnished with a, very comfortable, L shaped sectional sofa, and numerous other comfortable individual seats and a recliner electric massage chair. The main floor has polished, solid oak wood floors, while the bedrooms have plush white carpeting. There is a 54 inch flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, and wireless internet. The home has a washer and gas dryer.

Bedrooms/Bath Area

The VERY comfy bedrooms are equipped with plush king size beds & bed linen, night stands, and mirrored closets. Each bedroom is kept cool with their own air-conditioning units and TV. We have had many guest's comment on how comfortable our beds are, and ask what brand, so they can buy one themselves.

Our large master bedroom has a raised wooden platform for the Cal King bed, which adds its own unique character.

The master bathroom is appointed with beautiful neutral colored, Travertine Stone tile, with contrasting black & white stone marble counter tops. It has huge open shower, with a glass block window to let natural light in and, accommodates, two, "his & her's" shower heads. There and two wash sinks, a toilet, and European bidet. The bathroom also has a mirrored "one way" glass window, so you can see out, at the gorgeous view, while people on the patio/deck can't see in.

The second bathroom is gorgeous too, it has very large single shower, a toilet, two sinks with a beautiful rose colored, stone marble countertop.

Outside Deck Area:

Relax & enjoy sunset cocktails as the sun slowly makes it's way over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, dine outside under the stars, over looking the Pacific Ocean & the night lights of Wailea, Kihei & Maalaea Bay, all on the very spacious, open wooden patio/deck, equipped with Gas Tiki Torches, a 4 burner, propane BBQ with rotisserie, there is a casual dining table with seating for 6, all, perfect for entertaining or relaxing & soaking in the gorgeous view.

The patio/deck also has a wooden porch swing which, seats 3 and numerous sun loungers. A private Hot Springs Grande hot tub/Jacuzzi is also on the deck, which seats 8 people for you to enjoy under the stars. And all over look the Pacific Ocean :)

(Holiday - Undecorated artificial Christmas tree available upon request)

We allow smoking on the property, but, NO SMOKING INDOORS....smoking is ONLY permitted outside.

FYI ... This is not our only vacation rental home on Maui and we allow smoking on our other property too. In 4 years of renting vacation properties to, "outside only smokers" we have never had an issue, or complaint from a "non smoker" guest, about smoke residue inside our house's or on the furniture. We are non smokers ourselves, so we would be the first to spot any issue's with "smoke residue" ... If there ever were an issue, we would not allow smoking on our property. We can assure you; If you are a "non smoker" and would like to rent our property, you will have no issue with previous "smoking guest's"

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stewart & Andrea
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Stewart & Andrea

Aloha we are Stewart & Andrea,

Welcome to our "Beautiful Maui Home"

Our Hidden Hawaiian Gem property, is our home, and our Maui "Pride & Joy". We are opening it up to you, our guest, to enjoy too; We believe you will truly, love our property, and it's gorgeous location.

We purchased our property in 1988 and built this beautiful home in 1989. With many years of hard work and perseverance, we have finally been able build and create this beautiful vacation rental property, which we share with other folks like you, who appreciate the finer things in life.

Our property was originally designed and built by Maui's own, Polynesian Pole Homes Inc. The conceptional design of Polynesian Pole Homes, was created to fit the steep hillside properties found on Maui, minimizing the need for extensive, expensive, grading and earth moving.

Although our Polynesian Pole Home is built on a flat lot, (not a hillside) it retains the structural character, and beautiful exposed natural woods it's designer intended for these homes, all coupled with an extensive open floor plan and gorgeous Ocean views from every room, truly makes it, "Our Paradise" and our "Beautiful Maui Home".

No matter where you choose to stay on Maui; We sincerely, hope you will enjoy your Maui vacation and the place you choose to stay; But especially, if you choose to stay in our "Beautiful Maui Home" !

Aloha, Stewart & Andrea :=)

Stewart & Andrea purchased this house in 1989

Why Stewart & Andrea chose Maui

This high quality, very well appointed home, is located in a very quiet neighborhood and is perfect for the vacationing family or couples that like to get a way from the crowds, have the ability to be able to provide their own dining, but also like to be close world class restaurant's, best beaches all the shops, golf & many more vacationing amenities the Island has to offer. The home is extremely spacious and is full of character and Hawaiian charm, all accompanied by the absolutely, stunning vista's of the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous, evening sunsets. It is truly a perfect "Home-Away-From-Home" location, for your Maui vacation :)

The property is located 20 mins from the airport in the southern part of Kihei, in a quiet residential subdivision bordering Wailea and 2-3 minutes drive, (approx 3/4 mile) from the beautiful white sandy beach of Keawakapu, considered (by locals) one of Maui’s best & safest swimming beaches on Maui.

From December thru April, you will be able to whale-watch from the beach and with binoculars (provided) from our patio, grocery stores & much more are a 3-5min drive from the house.

The property is located 600ft above sea level, well above the tsunami zone - There are no midnight evacuations here due to tsunami flood warnings, as you would find at the lower elevations closer to sea level .. A tsunami warning may or may not occur during your stay on Maui, but if it does, they are not much fun if you get evacuated at midnight out of your hotel or condo because you are staying within the coastal tsunami zone ?

The property gets a gentle trade wind breeze in the late morning/afternoon, unlike properties closer to the ocean, which catch the full brunt of the daily winds & can make the day, quite uncomfortable.

The glass doors lead to the sun deck & Jacuzzi , with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean to greet you. The sun deck is surrounded by, Hawaiian gas Tiki Torches , has a beautiful round glass table, seats 6, porch swing, & barbecue.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this home abound you as you walk thru the front door, you are immediately greeted with the stunning panaramic view of the Pacific Ocean ahead, every room in this home has an ocean view, including the bathrooms.

The entire home is constructed with a combination of naturally finished woods including, pine, douglas fir, spruce, oak and our favorite; The Maui Koa, which is only found in our home and one other on Maui.

The bathrooms are beautifully appointed, with a combination of natural stones and marble.

All bedrooms in the house have an ocean view and are appointed with very comfortable Cal King beds. The Master bedroom has its own bathroom, bedrooms 2&3 share their own bathroom.

Our kitchen is built for Maui Koa wood and is very well appointed, it is suitable for any gourmet chef to use. A Kitchen this well appointed, is very rare to find in a vacation rental property.

Our dining table seats 8 spaciously, but we have had 12 guests dine comfortable around it.

Whether you prefer to sit & relax on the porch swing watching the sun slip away over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, or like to be the gourmet cook in the kitchen, and watch the sun slip away over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, this home is perfect for all tastes, and for the perfect for any Maui vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stewart & Andrea

You were such gracious hosts, thank you !! Staying at your Maui Paradise is by far the best experience we have ever had, and we have been to quite a few. We regularly rent vacation homes via HomeAway or VRBO so we feel we are good "comparison judges".

The accommodations you have at your Hidden Hawaiian Gem property were 1st class, extremely clean, comfortable, and spacious along with a great kitchen, which amazed us, to be fully stocked (as our home is) with pots, pans, silverware, dishes & glassware. Having a multiple variety of great beaches to choose from within minutes from the house and all local amenities such as, grocery stores, restaurant's golf, and visitor attractions are equally accessible, your property is in such a great island location for everything. And, wow, the gorgeous views from your property of the coastline & bay ; Ever changing as the day passes to beautiful evening sunsets , it just took our breath away, and provides you with the true spirit of Hawaii, we are so glad we found your property.

Again thank you, for providing such a beautiful Hawaiian experience, we are already planning for vacation dates for 2016 and we will definitely be back again !!
Sep 2015
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Hidden Hawaiian Island Gem
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews
San Diego, CA

Great perspective of the island!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the unique architecture of the pole house and its open/airy feeling.

Dining on the deck with the views of the west Maui and Lanai were spectacular - especially the sunsets!

The hot tub was also great to come back to after some rain showers cut a day at the beach short.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle, WA

Wonderful view home in Kihei

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Hidden Hawaiian Island Gem in August 2016 with my four children. It was a wonderful experience. We met the owner Stewart upon arrival who was working on the hot tub. He is very friendly, professional, and was available if we needed him. He lives part time in the home underneath this rental home. This is an absolutely fabulous Hawaiian Pole Home in a quiet residential neighborhood between Kihei and Wailea. The home has an 180 degree unobstructed view of Molokini and West Maui. The living area has three sliding glass door with screens which open to a fabulous deck with Tiki Torches.. We had every meal on the deck. The entire home is immaculate and has been maintained very nicely. The owner Stewart is a contractor and built this home himself. All the bedrooms have air conditioning which work wonderfully. The three bedrooms are all beautiful. The bathroom showers are enormous! The kitchen is well equipped with a beautiful new gas range. There is a rental cottage that is to the left and below Hidden Hawaiian Gem. Although there were guests there when we were there, we rarely heard or saw them as the two living areas are nicely separated. The home is 10 minutes away from Big Beach (a must do) and only about 10 minutes away from Safeway.

There were only two negatives about this rental home. There were small ants in the kitchen and the hot tub is in need of replacement. (Only one jet working) All in all, I would rate this 9.75 on a scale of 10. I would defiantly go back there again if I go to Maui and would highly recommend it if you are planning a vacation to the Kihei area. It is light years better than a condo or hotel!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dave, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our property. We are glad you enjoyed your Maui vacation, and especially your time spent at our beautiful property. You will be happy to know the pump on the jaccuzzi that was not functional during your stay, has been replaced and is fully operational again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause during your stay, we do try to keep everything operational at all times, but sometimes there are delays in getting goods/parts where we live in the middle of the pacific ocean. Regards, Stewart & Andrea.
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Everything promised and more

  • 4 of 5

Great views! Attentive hosts, centrally located so you can do and see everything on the island. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and view, awesome hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with everything you need. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and grilling. The home is gorgeous and views from Lanai to Molokini and Kahoolawe. Sunsets from the lanai while grilling and hot-tubing were AMAZING. The hosts were responsive to all of our inquiries quickly. Kihei and all of the beaches and restaurants were right down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Steward and Andrea were great hosts! Very responsive, respectful, and accommodating.

The house was perfect for hosting a large family gathering. The view is stunning, the home is spacious, and the outdoor patio is amazing. Although the home doesn't have central air, all bedrooms are air conditioned which is great.

I would recommend this rental hand down!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed May 11-17th in this beautiful home. We were a group of 3 couples and 3 babies +1 4 year old and the home was perfect for us. We loved the open floor plan and large deck. We had everything we needed and more. Each room even had a pack and play set up for us! The bedrooms are super comfortable and very quiet which was great for sleeping babies. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Money Pod or Manoli's Pizza
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wailea Blue & Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Piilani Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Monkey Pod, Manoli's Pizza,Tommy Bahama, Longi's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Keawekapu Beach
Car: recommended

Once you have booked with us, we will email you links to all of the visitor attractions, Maui has to offer, where, at a click of a button you can view on line, and make bookings in advance of you arrival on Maui. With this visitor friendly tool, you can spend more time enjoying your vacation, while you are on Maui, instead of planning it while you are on Maui, and possibly missing out because a preferred activity has booked up during your stay ahead of time.


Rates & Availability

Wailea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Christmas Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Rates
Jan 4 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

THERE IS A $100.00 Cancellation Fee.

There is an additional cleaning fee of $150.00 for each booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wailea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bath: Spacious Walk-In shower with 2 shower heads.
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , double sink, walk in shower, towels, hand towels, wash cloth
  • Master Bath: Spacious Walk-In shower with 2 shower heads. Double sink counter, toilet, bidet, towels, hand towels wash cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom: King bed, 2 mirrored closets, dresser, 2 ni
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mirrored closet, dresser, nightstand, A/C, ocean view.
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed, mirrowed closets, 2 night stand, A/C, Ocean view
  • Master Bedroom: King bed, 2 mirrored closets, dresser, 2 nightstands, spectacular ocean view, air-conditioned.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This very spacious home has 3 large bedrooms, a huge living /dining room & kitchen combined. Every room in the house has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean & Island beyond. It is the perfect self catering get-a-way, for your perfect Maui vacation. The home is very well tastefully appointed, with a combination of Hawaiian & European furniture. The entire home has been recently remodeled thru out, including new furniture, appliances, bathroom fixtures & drapes. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, loads of knives, cutting boards, wok, rice cooker, slow cooker, over head microwave with outside extraction fan, just about everything you will ever need for cooking .. If there is something missing please let us know & we will get it ?

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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