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Maui Olinda Forest Retreat W20788716-01 STMP2014 0002

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Makawao House Rental Photos and Description

HOUSE 1 Rental group at a time PRIVATE and PEACFUL

We welcome you to our upcountry retreat. Away from the city in the upcountry Rain Forest. This is a full 2 bedroom 2 bath home on 5.5 acres land. The home is a beautiful vintage style with lots of wood interior. We have a Fire Place in the master bed room, Hot Tub on the deck, with a built in BBQ area. There is a Full Kitchen separate Dining area seats 6. We keep the place very clean with nice Hawaiian style furniture, Art and amenities! Look over the photos. Feel free to email your questions. We would be happy to welcome you to our home on the hill. Leave your work at home and be ready to relax.

Whats Special About our retreat: The home is located up above Makawao on a small winding county road. The property has jurassic size trees and lush rain forest plants, an open grass pasture, lovely privet deck with clean Jacuzzi and BBQ. It’s very quiet at night and there are no street lights so the stars are clear and bright. The property is on 5.5 acres so you will feel comfortable and secluded in your rain forest getaway. Driving to the home, you will pass one of the best ZIP LINE activates on the Island. Be sure to stop in and consider giving it a try. You'll ride over the lush Piiholo forest and there are natural waterfalls and 5 swimming ponds below— where locals have enjoyed a cool dip for years. Makawao has some of the best food on Maui and has grown into a high quality art and boutique town. .

More special attractions : Just a short drive and you’re in the hip surfing town, Paia. From there you make a right turn and you’re on your way to Hana home of the infamous 7 Pools. After a long day of sightseeing or surfing you will enjoy a Jacuzzi and then relax and watch a movie or snuggle up by the wood fire place in the master bedroom! I truly feel Maui is the best vacation island for your Hawaii experience.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2016
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About Owner/Manager

I just love arts and crafts. My rental is a work of art, I love creating a space and keeping it in top shape. I take pride in the quality of our beautiful upcountry getaway and I know you will be happy with how clean and well maintained we keep the property. My family wants you to remember your stay with us and feel good about recommending us to your friends and family for years to come. Feel free to drop me a line. I'll be glad to answer all your questions. We aim to please and make your stay with us a time to cherish!

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2003

Why Owner/Manager chose Maui

We bought this home for my family. We fixed it up and were raising Alpaca's on the land for years. A few years later we bought a classic 1953 old plantation home in downtown Makawao. We converted the home into a place where our family and friends could stay. We enjoy staying there on the weekends when no one is making use of it. When up there, It’s so beautiful I have a hard time returning to our in-town home Monday morning after a relaxing weekend.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Maui Olinda Forest Retreat W20788716-01 STMP2014 0002
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
Rural Washington coast

Wonderful location!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the house on a stormy, rainy night so it was a little difficult to locate but, once we found it, we could not have asked for more privacy and quiet. The fragrance of the forest was wonderful; it was so relaxing laying in the hot tub surrounded by that wonderful smell!

I see on the description that there is satellite TV but, when we tried it, it said it was "locked". It only mattered the first two very rainy days when we wanted to stay in and unwind... after that we didn't miss it as we were busy seeing all the sights and driving all the back roads from this very central location. :-) Mahalo and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful and very well maintained. If you are looking for a place "away" from it all this is the place for you. We love staying upcountry as it is much quieter and cooler in the evenings. Lisa and Brian were very accommodating and have the place filled with about anything you could need for your stay. The hot tub on the back deck was a bonus as well as the grill. Our only suggestion would be to add a couple of lounge chairs for those days when you do not want to go to the beach but want to sit outside and soak up some "rays"! (Although a towel on the deck seemed to work too!) We spent 2 wonderful weeks on Maui and wish it could have been longer. We were able to share our love of upcountry with our parents and took them to the Maui Winery, Haleakala at sunrise, The Road to Hana, Paia and the North Shore. Pack a lunch and go exploring:) If you are looking for good fish you must hit the Paia fish market- do not let the lines scare is well worth the wait.

Thanks Brian and Lisa for sharing your home. We can't wait to come back......

Adam & Wendy (and the Parents:)

March 2016

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were meeting a couple from Australia and we both wanted a restful, peaceful private getaway to just relax and visit. We found this property was central to all we wanted to do and did not feel at all like a touristy condo or hotel. The location is idyllic, the home is spacious and offers great privacy and the amenities were great. Lisa was a fantastic help and attende to all our concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I never get tired of hearing good reviews! They give me more incentive and ambition to continue and try to make things even better:) I welcome you to return as a VIP guest. Thank you for staying with us and your review is truly appreciated. Lisa
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Treehouse with ultimate privacy

  • 5 of 5

This home is 3.5 miles up piiholo road above the quaint town of Makawao. It may not be a fit for everyone, but if your looking for quiet seclusion this is the place. Home was spotlessly clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in upcountry Maui. The house was very homey. Loved having the large deck with the grill and hot tub. We enjoyed playing croquet in the large yard. We would recommend the Makawao Bakery, The Makawao Steak House and Polli's. Polli's had the best Mango margaritas. Lisa and Brian thank you so much for getting a generator when we lost electricity . I would recommend anyone who would like to stay upcountry to stay here.

Matt & Neena

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our retreat. Glad you were able to get much enjoyment at the house:) Our Makawao bakery is pretty famous within the islands (Kamodas) As you could see with the flavores they put out😊 Hope you wee able to explore our little town and visit all there is to do upcountry. And if not we welcome you back:) Warm regards Lisa and Brian
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Wonderful place, wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this spacious property that's off the beaten beachy path in Maui. Winding roads with gorgeous views & greenery lead up to this house that would be perfect for a family vacation. My fiance and I stayed for three days, and it was spacious, well-maintained, peaceful, and comfortable while deep seated in nature. It has more space and beds than you really need as a couple, but we booked it based on the amazing reviews and the fact that it was in the area that we wanted to be in. After such a great experience with Lisa and the house, we hope that someday we will return with more of a clan! We especially loved having a fireplace in the bedroom - such a treat. And the location put us near a lot of the things we wanted to see. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Thank you for your wonderful review. We would love to host you and a clan in the future? Consider yourself VIP. It was so nice being the hostess with the mostess to your minimal requests. Warm regardsLisa
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Colleen's at the Cannery
"The Best Fish and chips big enough to Share"
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"In the mood for Prime rib or just a salad bar? This is the place to go."
Milagros Food Co
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Twin Falls
"My teens love swimming in the pools."
"Winter time see the famous big wave beach"
"Start Early for this adventure."
Paia Fish Market
"Delicious fresh locally caught fish."
Baldwin Beach
"closer to home "
"Specialty stores all over."
Kula Lodge
"Great View! With a rustic woodsy feel"
Cafe 808
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"The best coffee,pastries, or omelets, corn beef hash,etc..Freshly home cooked Breakfasts. Th..."
Waihou Spring Forest Reserve
"So close to home. We hike this regularly and never get tired of it."
Hali’imaile General Store
"I've Never been disappointed when eating here"
Makawao Garden Cafe
"Good sandwiches"
makawao sushi & deli
"Expensive but good"
T Komoda Store & Bakery Incorporated
"People come from all parts of the island for the famous home baked pastries. Closed on Wedn..."
Maui's Winery
"Checkout our local winery. If you like red wine my favorite is the ulupalakua red."
Pukalani Superette
"My favorite place to shop for last minute stuff or our local goodies. Easy in and Easy out"
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"Pick up your big shopping before you come upcountry."
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Makawao House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

(1) rental group at a time. Maximum Occupancy is (4) persons including children over the age of 2 yrs old.

1)This Is a non-smoking Unit

2)No loud noise after 9pm to 8am
During which time the noise shall not be unreasonable disturb the adjacent neighbors. Sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries during non-quiet hours shall not be more excessive than would be otherwise. Associated with a residential area. Amplified sound that is audible beyond the properties boundaries of the short term rental are PROHIBITED
3) Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking area and shall not be parked on the street
4) No parties or group gatherings other than registered guest shall occur
5) No illegal drugs are allowed on the property.Use of any such drugs will result in the immediate eviction & forfeiture of all monies paid
6) Checkout is no later than 11am & Checkin is 4 pm unless authorized by management for any exceptions
7)Any damage or loss other than normal wear & will is charged to the guest
8)There will be a $10.00 charge for a lost key


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twins that can be converted into a king
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations) : the parking is gravel, after that its all easy access for ADA. Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations) : Once you on the entrance ramp its all accessible

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