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

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Makawao House Rental Photos and Description

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

The Rainbow Bridge House is legally permitted by the County of Maui - #BBMP 2011/0001 therefore you can be reassured that your booking is secure.

As we are listed on several rental websites we do not always keep our calendar updated.

Please contact the property manager for availability.

The Rainbow Bridge House 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 Rainbow Bridge House is a newly 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 Rainbow Bridge House.

Annual rainfall in Makawao/Olinda: 58 inches

Annual rainfall in Haiku: 120 inches

The Rainbow Bridge House 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 Rainbow Bridge House 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 Rainbow Bridge House 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 $100.

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
S Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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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Quiet Country House on Private Estate-Sleeps 7-$199 p/n
average rating of 4.894737 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and myself have been able to stay at some really great properties in Hawaii. Really, all types, ranging from The Four Seasons in Wailea, the casual, but elegant Hana Travassa, private homes in Kauai that were off the charts, and a couple of others. I have been to Hawaii countless times over the last twenty years, and lived in Maui for 2 years. So when we found a property at this price point, we were a little unsure, although we were looking for some Upcountry Maui tranquility.

It turned out to be perfect, and much, much better than advertised. It was quaint, quiet, peaceful, clean and had everything we needed. The welcome basket was overflowing with chocolate macadamia nuts, a big bag of Maui chips, fresh coffee, and those incredible chocolate chip and macnut cookies from Hawaii. The yard was private and just the right size for my two sons and I to throw the football and get some energy out. The goats added an additional bit of excitement(one reared his head back and tried to ram my 10 year old, but the fence stopped him. That provided some very funny video!) And seeing the family of Axis deer was an added bonus.

This is a well kept property with every amenity needed, in excellent condition. We were never bothered by anyone, and the quiet, safe and peaceful surroundings were just what we needed. We also liked driving down the long private dirt driveway. If this is the type of property you are looking for, you should definitely book it.

Thanks so much to the owners. We never said hello, or met you, but we will be back.


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the spacy house. The house is perfectly equipped, clean and has plenty of space to stay with a family of 5 (even more people). It is somewhat unusual to stay so close to an active volcano - so it is only a view minutes to drive to the national park with plenty of things to do. We enjoyed the nice for Hawaii cool climate.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay Upcountry on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We have always stayed by the beach on Maui so this visit we wanted to experience the upcountry vibe.

The house is wonderful. It is so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are lush and it is fun to see all the wild life, goats, roosters, chickens and deer (that we heard but did not see).

Our hosts were there if we needed them but we had total privacy.

A great stay, thank you :)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

None of the reviews I read prepared us for how amazing, beautiful, and magical not only this house is but the property and neighborhood is my happy place. Every amenity is here, towels, dishes...all so homey. The owners spared no expense. We LOVE this house. Period. LOVE! Five stars/ HIGHLY RECOMMENED!!! Love!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the wonderful review Stacey! It was a pleasure to host you and meet your wonderful family! We hope to see you all again in the future. Aloha!
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week "on the mountain" in this lovely home. It is clean and well-maintained with Hawaiian style decorating. Quiet really describes this home and the setting. It was nice to visit the beaches and the busy tourist sites, but to come home to seclusion.

The owners really respect your privacy even when "checking in" by text to make sure all was going well.

This would be a wonderful place for couples, young families and those with older children as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 (kids 9-16). The house fit us perfectly. The owners were amazingly responsive to all questions/needs. The house was clean, and we felt safe. The rain was a little heavy which probably contributed to the musty smell in the 2nd bedroom when the windows were closed. If you need complete privacy, then come alone. With the master bedroom loft situation, the sounds travel throughout the house. This was definitely not a problem for us. I recommend a better griddle for making pancakes, as the one there warped as soon as it heated up, but we managed fine. A couple of tupperware storage containers would be helpful as well. I loved having a washer/dryer. The cooler was extremely helpful. Be advised: there are a lot of spices, oils, vinegar, and condiments, so check it out before heading to the store - you'll save a lot of money. The house was convenient for exploring the east side of Maui. We did the Road to Hana one day and the top of Haleakala another. We explored Makawao and Paia. We loved the location.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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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Peak Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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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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Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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