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Quiet Country House on Private Estate-Sleeps 7-$199 p/n

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 full bath + loft in a park like setting

The cottage is an extremely peaceful and private getaway with no close neighbors, located several hundred yards from the main road at the end of a tree lined driveway and surrounded by beautifully scented eucalyptus trees.

The cottage is a recently remodeled country house on a private country estate just two miles from the center of Makawao Town and less than 4 miles from the center of both Haiku and Pukalani.

Located on the Western drier side of Upcountry Maui- in beautiful Lower Olinda, which was once known as the favorite haunt of Mark Twain and most recently Mick Fleetwood who previously owned the property adjacent to the cottage.

Annual rainfall in Makawao/Olinda: 58 inches

Annual rainfall in Haiku: 120 inches

The cottage has a newly remodeled kitchen with waterfall granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and laminate floors throughout.

Two full baths feature marble/granite vanities with travertine tile and a Jacuzzi tub in the master suite. A rainfall shower head and oversized shower is featured in the second bathroom.

The cottage has fourteen foot vaulted ceilings with redwood trim throughout to give a light and airy feel.

There is an indoor dining area as well as a large covered deck with another dining/seating area for six guests.

An additional outside seating area gives a variety of options for your morning breakfast or evening BBQ.

The master suite also features a large walk-in closet and brand new hand carved Hawaiiana style California King sized four poster bed.

Second bedroom features Queen sized four poster bed.

Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room area.

There is a single Hawaiiana style four poster bed tucked away in the loft- perfect for the kids/extra guests.

The whole cottage is fully furnished with hand painted dishes, linens and all new kitchen utensils. A blender, wok, microwave and knife set provides everything a gourmet cook should desire!

Satellite TV and free WIFI internet also included.

40' wall mounted flat screen TV with HDTV.

DVD player and DVD selection included with rental.

The exterior of the cottage features a large stainless steel gas BBQ for those evening gatherings, large lawn and wooded area for the kids to play and explore as well as comfortable lawn chairs for sunbathing and relaxing.

The cottage is quiet, secluded and very private with no close neighbors yet just a few minutes drive to the center of the eclectic town of Makawao featuring shopping, dining and nightly entertainment.

The ideal getaway from the crowded tourist resorts.

Complimentary gift basket on arrival containing seasonal locally grown fruits (when available), Hawaiian chocolates, fresh coffee, tea, creamers, sugar, soaps and shampoo.

Large family sized cooler, beach chairs and beach towels are all included with rental.

*Entire house (sleeps 7)= $199 p/night (based on double occupancy) plus 13.42% tax.

Each extra guest= $25 per person p/night.

Children under two years old are free of charge.

Cleaning fee of $150.

10% discount for 7 nights or more.

*Holiday rates (3rd and 4th July, Thanksgiving Day and Xmas/New Year period- 20th Dec- Jan 2nd) are all $249 p/night based on double occupancy plus $25 for each extra person per night*

Keywords: Cottage, House, Jacuzzi, BBQ, Private, Quiet, Peaceful, Country

More Details

Property Manager
S Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

Why S Wilson chose Maui

Beautiful location- nestled among 100' eucalyptus trees, several hundred yards from the main road at the end of a tree lined driveway just minutes from Makawao town.

Axis deer can often be seen in the front yard and endangered native Hawaiian bats can be seen flying between the trees at dusk.

The property is surrounded by open pasture land and is a vibrant farming community.

Horses, cattle and goats abound throughout the area amongst a sprinkling of protea, cactus and citrus farms which can be all be seen within minutes of the Rainbow Bridge House.

Friendly locals, upscale boutiques and art galleries with fabulous restaurants are just two miles away in Makawao town.

What makes this house unique

The Rainbow Bridge House is peaceful and quiet on its own area of the property- the ideal honeymoon getaway or family retreat.

Located in the sunny, drier area of Upcountry Maui.

Surrounded by large beautiful scented eucalyptus and purple flowering jacaranda trees in a park-like setting.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Saw a herd of deer in the back forests!

Looking down to the sea is calming with horses often grazing in the distance.
May 2014
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Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Granite countertops, travertine tile and Jacuzzi tub
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble vanity, vaulted ceilings, rainfall shower head
  • Master bath features granite vanity, travertine tile and Jacuzzi tub with rainfall shower head. Second bathroom features marble vanity, travertine tile and shower with rainfall shower head. Both bathrooms feature fourteen foot vaulted ceilings for a light and airy feel.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master suite features California King sized four poster bed. Second bedroom features Queen sized four poster bed. Loft area features Single Hawaiian themed four poster bed. Living area features Queen sized sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Several outside seating areas among the hundred foot beautifully scented eucalyptus trees. Lounge chairs for sunbathing. Coolers, beach towels and beach chairs provide everything you need for a lazy day at the beach.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Quiet Country House on Private Estate-Sleeps 7-$199 p/n
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have visited the Hawaiian islands many times in the past and always use VRBO for booking. We have a go to place on the Big Island and now we have found our go to place to stay on Maui. This home is fantastic. Comfortable, very clean, great hosts (couldn’t ask for better communication) and cute goats to greet you on the drive in! We stayed for a week, it was very quiet and the stars at night were outstanding. Our only regret is that we were not able to meet our hosts as they had to travel off island. If you love getting away from the hum drum tourist areas, enjoy nature and quiet in a home that is super clean and well taken care of, this is the place for you! We will certainly rent again when we return to Maui. Thank you Siobhan!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Wonderful cabin in upcountry maui

  • 5 of 5

My favorite part was the goats, but all in all a lovely home and a great place to stay while visiting Maui. The back patio is a really lovely place to sit in the morning and enjoy a cup of the Hawaiian coffee thoughtfully provided by the hosts. The house is cool (and also cool), shaded for much of the day, and the island is small enough that even being seemingly "in the middle of nowhere", it's not too far from anywhere.

Also goats.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sperryville, VA

Quiet, private, charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

We liked exploring upcountry Maui. The Olinda cottage is at about 2500'. It's chillier than we expected up there! It's very private, super comfortable, nicely decorated. I would have liked a view - the main reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5. The owners provided cookies, coffee, and macadamian nut chocolates - a nice treat. The hikes they suggested were fun. The cottage is a nice base for exploring the farm/horse part of Maui and Haleakala.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Tranquil

  • 4 of 5

We loved this cottage in the Up Country it was a great place to recharge and start our Maui vacation. There is so much to see and enjoy in the Up Country.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect place to stay. It is a beautiful property, clean, quiet, comfortable,.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Quiet Country House. Four of us stayed for a week. We couldn't have had a better experience. The house and property are beautiful, peaceful, spacious and centrally located, with all of the conveniences of home and more. We appreciated the extras of beach towels, chairs and cooler. The owner was always available to answer questions and give welcomed advice. We enjoyed being in the country with the delightful town of Makawao a short distance away. The town has fun shops, restaurants, a market and a wonderful bakery. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Siobhan for making our reunion the best ever!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Susan! It could not have been more of a pleasure to host both you and all of your lovely group! You were such fun, friendly guests :) We hope to see you all again in the future! Aloha!
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Peace, Quiet, and Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Siobhan and Geoff's house over Thanksgiving to celebrate a belated 40th wedding anniversary. We had done the touristy beach vacation 32 years ago, and wanted something quiet, peaceful, and different. We were thrilled to find this secluded spot in Upcountry Maui. Everything about the house and the property was PERFECT - all of the necessities right at your fingertips; I could tell Siobhan and Geoff had thought carefully about what their guests would need. The "lanai" off the dining room was so nice to use for morning coffee/breakfast, as we stayed during the rainy season, and we could enjoy the outdoors without getting wet. The master bedroom was awesome and inviting, and we slept well, de-stressing more every day. Top of the line appliances, gas grill, and more made the stay so easy. After a day of sightseeing we often wanted to cook dinner at home, and we were able to do that. This was a great location - centrally located to just about any place on Maui. Easy to get to from the airport, but you feel you are far away from the hustle and bustle. We tried all 3 forest preserves nearby, as we like to hike. And if it was raining, we could zip down to South/West Maui to the beaches and have dry weather in no time. The winding road to the property made it even more secluded, and it was so nice to relax outfront with wine as the sun came up or down. Makawao Town is funky and fun. Great bakery, small grocery, and lots of boutiques, but still an unrushed small town atmosphere. Easy to pick up the road to Hana without having to go through crowded Paia Town, although we did visit that town twice. There is plenty to do in Upcountry besides visiting Haleakala. Loved the lavender farm and the Research Forest, the latter making you feel as if you were actually in Vermont instead of Hawaii. We aren't beach people, so we enjoyed museums and the general outdoors.

You know you are in the right place when you start wondering how you can afford to live there.

Siobhan and Goeff were marvelous hosts - they even left an anniversary gift on the doorstep one day while we were out. Easy to work with, and very professional. I had no worries for this trip - I knew whatever we needed would be taken care of.

Our next trip to Maui will definitely include another stay at this lovely house. It was SO AWESOME. Thanks, Siobhan and Geoff, for helping to make our vacation so wonderful. Loved the goats and free range chickens!!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so welcome Nancy and many thanks for such a wonderful review! Take care and we hope you will be back again soon :) Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Old Haleakala Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Casanovas/Pollis/Stopwatch/Makawao Steak House
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Swimming beach- Paia Bay
Car: necessary

Located just six miles to Kula where you'll find the entrance to Haleakala National Park and the Ali'i Lavender Farm. Just three miles from Piiholo Zipline. Six miles to the Surfing Goat Dairy. One mile from the rodeo arena and polo grounds.

Makawao town hosts a large array of boutiques, electric shops and restaurants with the area around the town, perfect for scenic drives through the nearby flower farms or long hikes through the surrounding eucalyptus forests.


Rates & Availability

Makawao House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation policy: 50% refund if canceled more than 30 days prior to check in.
If canceled less than 30 days prior to check in, refund only if nights can be rebooked.
Quiet time between the hours of 8pm and 8am.

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