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Cathy or Melody

Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Featured in Coastal Living Magazine, pool, view, privacy, charming. Permitted

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Maui House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms with a private pool and ocean views

Permit: STPH:2013-0012. GET/TAT: W35472494-01.

Large, private swimming pool with electric cover. Vacation in a charming, kama`aina style plantation home surrounded by the beauty of nature. Kulike is a unique vacation property in a very tranquil, rural setting. The unique style, and freshness of the home complements the 'off the beaten path' location. It is the perfect location to return to after a day of exploring the island.

Kulike has been used in Pottery Barn photo shoots, and was featured in the February 2012 issue of Coastal Living Magazine. Coastal Living is quoted as saying 'Coming here is about being outside, enjoying the views and spending time with each other'.

Kulike is a classic Hawaiian design with modern amenities. It offers a very quiet country setting, with several acres of property, lovely ocean views, hundreds of tropical plants and trees, AND a 40ft swimming pool (with electric cover). Enjoy our little nature walk showcasing rare palms and plants. Many are labeled for your reference.

Our home was completed in 2005 and building materials were chosen to blend with the coastal elements - Douglas fir walls, hickory pecan floors, and mahogany window frames. We also wanted to be sustainable, and have catchment water, solar hot water, photovoltaic system for the pool pump, and of course our fresh air 'solar' clothes line (of course we also have a clothes dryer in the house).

The interior was designed in the style of a Kama`aina plantation house for a casual easy-going lifestyle. It has wide covered decks, full kitchen (including a commercial style range), two bedrooms with queen beds, one children's room with 2 single beds, laundry, TV/DVD, high speed wireless internet access. Many of the furnishings are antiques.

This is a very special environment for the guest that truly wants to feel as though they have escaped!


Aloha! We are delighted that you are considering this property for your vacation lodging. We are sure that you would enjoy this lovely vacation home.

This property has a vacation rental permit issued by the County of Maui, and is subject to the rules and restrictions imposed by the County for all short term rental homes. Please understand that we would be unable to accept a rental that does not agree to abide by these rules. Note: properties without a short term rental permit are subject to closure by the County.

1. Neighbors - Please be considerate of our neighbors. Noise carries easily to their homes, particularly in the evening. NO loud music, NO parties, NO amplified sound of any nature at any time. Many neighbors must be up early in the morning to go to work, and it’s important that your use of this property does not impact them in any way.

2. Quiet Hours - Quiet time is from 9pm to 8am.

3. Use of the Property - Additional friends/family CANNOT be invited to the property and it cannot be used as a “meeting place”. The property can be used ONLY by the guests listed on the rental agreement. The County law allows us to accommodate a maximum of two guests x the number of bedrooms.

4. Parking - There is plenty of parking on the property. Vehicles CANNOT be parked on the street at any time. When vehicles are on the street, there is insufficient space for emergency vehicles, fire trucks, the trash truck or neighbors to get down the road.

Additional information with respect to care and maintenance of the house will be included in the rental agreement.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy or Melody (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Cathy or Melody chose Maui

We visited Maui for years before deciding that we wanted to have our own property. We wanted it to be lush and tranquil. This location was perfect. We secured the land, and then started to design the house. We wanted something very different from our mainland home so that we'd come to Hawaii and feel that we'd escaped the hustle/bustle. The style resembles on old plantation home, but has top quality finish features.

We love our home, and hope that you will too.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Featured in Coastal Living Magazine, pool, view, privacy, charming. Permitted
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Haiku House

  • 2 of 5

Property management was a pleasure to work with and accommodating. The house is located in a dense vegetation rural area with no air conditioning or afternoon breeze and gets very hot and humid with constant stagnant air and an odor of mold, which I suspect is from the humidity and hot rain that happens frequently in the area. It was so hot and humid in the house our family was not getting any sleep and asked the property management to bring us some fans which helped circulate the air but not cool the house.

Since this house is in a highly vegetated area, there are A LOT of mosquitoes both inside and out (I had a total of 18 bites, most of which were received during the night while sleeping). There are a couple of screens missing from the windows, as well as gaps between the window screens and framing, which let the mosquitoes in the house. Lizards are prevalent on the property and come out at night in fairly large numbers (mainly from dusk to dawn) and crawl all over the outside the house making it impossible to enjoy the patio at that time. The lizards do get in the house quite often as well. While the lizards tend to crawl up the walls rather than across the floor be sure to check your bed sheets and suitcases as I found a couple of the lizards in mine. VRBO does not have an option to post pics from reviewers otherwise I would post the ones taken of our bites and the house lizards. For these reasons, unfortunately, I have to rate it only three stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review. We take great pride in guests enjoying their vacations on our property. We hope the below response helps to better explain your experience on the north shore of Maui. The little lizards you refer to in your note are geckos, common throughout the tropics and Hawaiian islands; their beauty and acrobatic movements are considered charming by many visitors. Unfortunately, while there is much we can control to make our property comfortable, we cannot control the weather and the lack of trade winds during your visit (the Northeast trade winds and the north shore’s temperate climate provide a very comfortable environment the majority of the time). We have ceiling fans in most living areas and decks to help out on warm down wind days. The tropical north shore maintains its beauty through regular rainfall (although we have seen drought as well) and with this natural irrigation comes limited mosquitoes. Most remain in the forest and are not a problem on the property. The house is constructed of handcrafted mahogany windows and doors with custom screens, to keep the house mosquito free. We will most certainly perform a review to ensure all are secure. Mahalo nui loa for your note, it will help us better communicate with guests in the future.
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Langley BC Canada

One of our best visits

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time It was one of our best visits. We thought the house was definitely the best value that we can ever remember.

We loved the way the kitchen was set up specially the good quality kitchen knives plates etc. We always bring kitchen utensils and this year they were not required.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sante Fe, NM

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly an amazing property. With the perfect balance of the feeling of home and all the comfort that entails and the exotic and magnificent setting absolutely grounded on beautiful Maui, I felt instantly transported to paradise. The casual but put-together feel of the space takes attention to detail, a good eye and care. That the owners of this property created and now share such a spot is my great good fortune. I can't imagine staying anywhere else on Maui. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sea cliff ny

Kulike property Haiku, Maui

  • 5 of 5

The Kulike house and grounds are a beautiful and peaceful place for a vacation to Hawaii. Haiku is a bit out of the way of the more touristy spots, so if that is what you are looking for, this is a great one. The home was very comfortable, well stocked, and clean. Lovely back porch with view of the pool and ocean in the distance. The pool has a cover which keeps it warmer than without, but in the winter, still a little cool but my kids swam in it no problem.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Mar, California, United States of America

Loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the house. This was our sixth trip to Maui and it was very nice to be able to relax in "real Hawaii". Of course we would still have to make a living and actually leave the property every day.

Pro Kulike Points:

Salt water pool was awesome! My two kids (11 & 9) would do a morning swim, take a break. Afternoon swim, take a break and evening swim. My daughter has very sensitive eyes, pools always get to her because of all the chemicals. No issues here. It is actually a large pool, it looks big on the website and is big in person.

Can hike down to the end of the road. Took the path and you end up going down the hill to a very rocky and secluded beach. My family and I did it in flip flops. Recommend shoes, and water shoes if you want to dip your toes (all rocks). If you look to your left there is a small outcrop of rocks that absorb some of the waves. Can dip your toes there, otherwise it looks like the waves would take you out into the open ocean quickly. Very beautiful and I think I might try some fishing here next time. Also do not forget bug spray!

Very close to Twin Falls, go after 3:30 and many of the tourists are gone. Awesome little place to get drinks and snacks at the entrance.

Quick little drive to Haiku. If you feel lost just enjoy the drive and you will not be disappointed. Little local market next to the post office, has some organic items, all your basic necessities and great poki.

Drove to the "main" part of Haiku. Has a large general store, not great for produce. But good bug spray, kitchen essentials, sunscreen, soda, h20. Also a little "Thai Food Bus" in parking lot. Really good fresh Thai food, run by a family. Very friendly and reasonably priced. Taco shop right next door, very good as well.

There is also a breakfast place in this center that my family enjoyed. Can not remember the name of anything, but please remember everything slows down here. If your in a "rush" to be served cook at home.

Kulike house will allow you to take a full breath every morning and completely exhale at night. Every sense will be awakened. It will remind you that life is about family and feeling free. Kulike allowed us to remember it is all about family and feeling free. I take a full breath every morning and exhale every night.

There are no cons to this house! We had a great time. My family and I loved this house and will be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA

Just what we had hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit and I am happy to report that Kulike was just what we had hoped it would be - and more! We all agreed that the house was very comfortable and well appointed. The grounds were just beautiful and it was nice to be off the beaten path at the end of the day. I have vacationed on Maui twice before - in a condo at Ho'olei in Wailea and last year at the Ritz in Kapalua so this was my first time staying "up country" and I really enjoyed it. I must admit I had some concerns about it being too remote but as I mentioned it was nice to be away from it all at the end of the day and enjoy the peace and quiet that Kulike offers. We also found Baldwin beach to be as nice, if not nicer than many of the other beaches that we visited on the island and that quickly became our "go to" beach.

As far as restaurants, I am a huge fan of Mama's Fish House (had lunch there on Day 1 and dinner on our last night). I really do think it is worth the $$$$. We also dined at Charley's (excellent ceviche), Rock and Brew (ahi sandwich was delicious) and were also very impressed with the Paia fish market, which we visited a few times.

We didn't really do much in the way of "touristy" activities except go to Hana (I had not been and I think it is something you should do, if only once) and we also went to Lahaina one afternoon and had appetizers and drinks at Kimo's, which is a sister restaurant of one of our favorites (Jake's on the Lake) in South Lake Tahoe. That is a nice spot to enjoy the sunset and some music.

The other couple that we were vacationing with rented a Harley one day and drove it up to Haleakala (I had done the sunrise visit on my last trip to Maui) and they really enjoyed that experience, as well as touring the rest of the island via motorcycle. They said that the rental process was quite easy and more affordable that you might think.

I would definitely stay at Kulike again. I try to visit Hawaii once a year so I will definitely keep you in mind when we are ready to start planning next year's trip. It was a pleasure to work with you and you made the whole rental experience a pleasant one which is not always the case, I have found.

Thank you again for helping us find the perfect house for our stay on Maui!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului - OGG
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Pukalani Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

A vacation in Haiku Maui is an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle, and experience a different side of Maui. Set just a few hundred feet above sea level, Kulike is surrounded by tropical vegetation, with a view down to the ocean. Just a few miles down the road is a town center, with a variety of amenities, restaurants and services. Most properties in this area are rural in style, with two acres or more. Tropical vegetation provides a lush, green backdrop to the ocean views.


Rates & Availability

Haiku House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable security dep $500
Out cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

Year round
$440/night - Jan. 6th - Dec. 20th - 7 night minimum
$500/night - Dec. 21 - Jan. 10th - 14 night minimum

Out cleaning fee: $250

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is issued.
Deposit: 2 nights (check, VISA/MC, or wire transfer) and completed rental agreement
Final payment: due 60 days prior to arrival.
If cancellation is more than 60 days prior to arrival, the two night deposit is forfeited. If cancellation is within 60 days of arrival date, all payments are forfeited, unless the space is re-rented.

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Maui House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Deep bathtub with handheld shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot/cold outdoor shower. Great when returning from beach.
  • Top quality fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean view. Private lanai with comfy outdoor furniture.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious, bright, airy. Antique furniture. Ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in a bright, airy children's room.
  • All bedrooms have wood floors, lots of windows, and wonderful air flow. All linens are top quality cotton.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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