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MAY 2017 SPECIAL $50 OFF EACH NIGHT STAY Oceanfront, private, romantic beautiful

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms 2 bath or 1 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 2/4


Enjoy breathtaking unlimited views of nearby islands, sensational sunsets, turtles feeding year around and whale watching in Winter from your own private paradise. Our irresistible home is located on private property, surrounded by fruit trees, gardens and lush green grass in Makena Maui. It is one of the finest, truly unique hidden Hawaiian places.

You have 2 options when renting our place. You can either rent the main house which sleeps 2, or the main house and detached master suite which sleeps 4. Because of this option its hard for the rates to come up correctly with this site. Just send me a quote request and I will get the correct rate back to you.

Decorated in casual island style, the homes main dwelling has 1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bath , living dining room combination with a full size kitchen. Attached to the main home is a private master suite with a queen bed, full bath, sitting area and hot tub with beautiful ocean views. You can rented the cottage for 2 people or the cottage and master suite for 4 people. Maximum 4 guests total. Amenities included are barbecue, cable TV/VCR/DVD, stereo with CD/tape, cordless phone, and washer/dryer, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, and microwave.

Things to do...: Take advantage of the excellent snorkeling and scuba diving in front of your own cottage. Feed the fish in the tide pools or search for sea shells. Look for turtles eatingthe seaweed off the rocks as you sit in your lounge chair. There is not a better place to kayak on Maui and they are available to rent nearby. Walk to nearby white sand beach - Makena Beach. Big Beach, which for years has been voted best beach in Hawaii, is a 5 minute drive from the cottage. If you dont feel like cooking enjoy the wonderful restaurants at the Maui Prince Hotel which is a 5 minute scenic walk. Keawalai Historical Church is located just 5 doors down.

Makena Memories: Our home has such wonderful memories for me...My grandparents originally built the little cottage as a place to come to on the weekend to go 'Hukilau' which means fishing. My first memories are of the original design of the was completely open on the front. Where the bedroom is now, had benches all the way around the sides. In the middle where the bathroom is, was where they locked up the bedding and cots. The kitchen was the kitchen and the bathroom was actual built next to the cottage and my grandfather kept his most precious posessions in there...his lawn mower and fishing nets. We had so much fun, everyone together like a big camp out, some in hammocks others on army cots, but all of us watching the fireworks in the sky. What I realized as I got older was that it wasnt fire works but the military bombing Koholawe island.

Through the years I learned how special our place is. I grew up there, learned to swim, got married there and now my son gets to experience it too.

More Details

Wendi Brandt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Wendi Brandt

My name is Wendi and I was born on Maui in Kula. Every weekend we as a child we would come down and spend it in Makena. It is a very special place to me and I know as soon as you visit, it will become one for you too. We are not a hotel or condo, but a little slice of heaven. I try to make sure that your stay is a special one. I can talk about it for hours so if you call, make sure you have some time! I dont offer online booking because Id rather get to know my guest and make sure they feel comfortable with renting from us.

Wendi Brandt purchased this cottage in 1946

Why Wendi Brandt chose Maui

This property has been in my family for 3 generations and will stay in my family for many more. My grandmother use to say Makena means work' and I didn't understand until I was older how much I was willing to work to preserve our little slice paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Waking up to the sounds of the waves on the shore. Having coffee while watching the turtles feed off the rocks. Picking mango's and bananas right from the trees for breakfast. Its not a condo...its your own place to enjoy.


Kihei Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Suite
  • The bath in the main house also has lots of closet space for clothes. In the master suite you can sitting in the jetted tub and enjoy the ocean view and sunset.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Suite
  • The bedroom in the main house has a queen bed with an ocean view. The attached master suite has a queen bed with an ocean view also. The master suite has a TV/DVD in the room. Each bedroom has ceiling fans and Hawaiian decor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a lot of guest that have left snorkeling gear, boogie boards and beach mats at the end of their visits. We are never certain what will be left so always check out the equipment shed before you plan to go buy something. House policies: 1. In consideration to others please do not smoke in the house. 2. Quiet hours are from 9:00pm to 8:00am during which time the noise from the house shall not unreasonably disturb adjacent neighbors. 3. During non-quiet hours, sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise associated with a residential area. 4. Amplified sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries is prohibited. 5. Vehicles shall be parked in designated onsite parking. 6. No parties or group gatherings other than registered guests shall occur. 7. The shoreline area is the property of the people of Hawaii and is open for free use by everyone.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

MAY 2017 SPECIAL $50 OFF EACH NIGHT STAY Oceanfront, private, romantic beautiful
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Esslingen, XX

Still a place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Now been there a 3rd time - still: What a fantastic spot - like a place in paradise - sunsets incredible - chill out at the ocean front - quite - clean - expensive - equipment/furniture need sooner or later an update

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise found !

  • 5 of 5

Wendi's property was incredible - the location couldn't be more perfect and is absolutely beautiful. The house is in a peaceful quiet location right on the water, a 5 minute walk to a beautiful quiet sandy beach and yet only a short 10 drive to the stores and restaurants at Wailea.

Wendi couldn't have been more helpful throughout our stay. We arrived the day Tropical Storm Darby was due to hit and she made us feel safe and reassured with an emergency back up plan to go and stay with her further inland if at any time we felt worried. In the end the storm passed with no damage so we were fine but it was great to feel she had everything worked out. She also arranged us a great deal when we needed to stay an extra night when our flight was cancelled at the end of the trip.

Overall, a truly fantastic host and amazing place to stay. Can't recommend this place enough. Thanks Wendi !

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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hurley, ny

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property! The location was perfect for us, convenient to shopping/services, yet private enough to be isolated from "resort" life. Ocean in the front yard and fruit trees in the back! the mangoes were delicious as were the apple bananas! We hope to use this property again on our next trip to the islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this McKenna Beach property was amazing, the property has it all, some of the best snorkeling of all the Hawaiian Islands right in front of the house, all of the charter boats come to this little bay with their customers to give them the snorkeling adventure of a lifetime, their are so many green sea turtles here in this little bay everyday that the charter boats take people out to see Molokini then bring them straight to this location to swim with the turtles that are so friendly they swim right up to you and check you out.

We experienced some of the most breathtaking sunsets sitting at the edge of the property that butts right up to the water that we have ever seen, every picture we took looked like a post card. The BBQ on the property was a life saver for cost savings on dining out, plus didn't heat up the house from cooking inside. The house is very comfortable and clean, I was a little concerned when I noticed that the house didn't have air conditioning, we are from southern California and are not used to any humidity so it felt a little warm to us at first, but as the sun sets the breeze would kick up every evening and cool things down nicely, to the point of having to close some of the windows at night to stay warm enough.

The property owner (Wendi) was so great to work with setting up our stay, if she says it will happen you can trust her to get it done for you. I fished two days on and around the property and caught several species of fish had a great time doing so. Our stay was so relaxing, we spent most of our days with activities galore and for our evenings we didn't care what we were offered or planned it couldn't compare to sitting in a lounge chair watching the sunsets at this cottage.

Thank you for one of the best vacations we have ever taken!

Dave & Anita Cook

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

If you come to Maui to relax and spend your time enjoying nature then this is the perfect place. Quiet and serene day and night. Sunsets over Molokini with whales and sometimes spinner dolphins in the distance. We enjoyed flashlight walks at night to see the deer in the ravine between the house and golf course.

Family of four fit very comfortably with the master suite added in. Everything you need is provided for, clean and updated. Really cannot say enough about how perfect this property is.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingwood, TX

Absolutely Incredible Little Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing unforgettable time staying here. The memories made here are unforgettable. From the moment we drove up we were in Love with this home. It was even more than we had expected. The walk up the lawn with the fruit trees to arriving at the back yard to the best view of the ocean was breathtaking. We had fun snorkeling with the sea turtles off the back and relaxing in the hammock enjoying the views. The home had everything we needed to cook and BBQ our meals and enjoy them outside on the picnic table overlooking the water. The house was very nicely decorated and well-maintained. I highly recommend staying here as my family and I enjoyed every moment at this wonderful cottage. Frank and Wendi were incredible in ensuring everything was going well during our stay. Thank You for sharing this for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wailea Resort Area
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makena Golf Courses
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Maluaka Beach
Car: necessary

Ocean front, ocean views, tidal pools snorkeling, kayak, swimming, tennis golf, whale watching, turtles, beach, romantic, sunsets, private, boating, fruit trees, scuba, paddle board, surf, bike, bicycle, shells, sailing, horseback riding, running, jogging, picnic, bbq, fishing, boogie boarding, skin boarding, festivals, art, hiking, water falls, Natural area reserve, nude beach, hukilau, gardens, aquarium, historical church, volcano, dining, winery, shopping, spa, music, motorcycle riding, interisland travel, concerts, movies, rodeo, family fun, helicopter rides, wind-surfing


Rates & Availability

Kihei Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Feb 21 2018 - Mar 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.42%

We offer 2 options when renting our home. Either rent the Main house(1br) or the Main house and detached master suite(2br). The prices vary depending on options. The online system cant give you a correct quote so I apologize when you are given one.
High Season Nov 16-April 15 Main house(1br) $450 High Season Main & Master suite(2br) $550.
Xmas Season Dec 20-Jan 4 $500/600 per night
Low Season April 16 - Nov 15 Main house(1br) $400 Low Main & Master suite(2br) $500.
STKM Permit #2013 W81986253-01
Only one rental group at a time Max occupancy four (4) persons, including children over age 2.
Cleaning fee Main House $200, Main+Master suite $300
No parties or events of any kind are allowed.
Check in 3pm/ Check out 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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