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Pookela Paradise 2- Great Location! Spectacular Ocean Views! STMP 2016/0002

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,296 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 3BR/2BA House. Great Location! Spectacular Views!

This newly renovated home with spectacular west maui and south shore views is centrally located for all your North Shore and Upcountry activities. For those into water sports such as wind surfing kite boarding and surfing. Consider it your 'command post' where you can wake up in the morning and immediately see where the conditions will be best! Once you decide where to go, you are only 12 minutes to Paia Bay, 15 minutes to Ho'okipa, 15 minutes to Sprecklesville, and 20 minutes to Kanaha Beach. You will also remain central to all the Upcountry activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, zip lines, and sight seeing in Haleakela National Park. Makawao Town is a tourist attraction in-of-itself. It was once a cowboy town and now has many boutique shops and fine restaurants.

The perfect house with all the ammenities: The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It is finished with travertine throughout the kitchen and bathrooms and brazilian koa wood floors with a slate laundry room. A gourmet kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances will please even the most discriminating chef. It also has a 42' HDTV and a Deluxe Front Loading Washer/Dryer, and an iMac as well as high speed Wi-Fi all exclusively provided for Guest use.

In the perfect location! This house is very private and provides plenty of parking and security for both vehicles and/or bikes and ocean toys. Being upcountry, it offers the perfect climate and fabulous views and fantastic upcountry sunsets!

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Mark

I've been coming to Maui for 32 years. I was initially drawn to the wind sports, including windsurfing and now kite boarding, but there are so many more reasons I keep coming back!

Mark purchased this house in 2009

Why Mark chose Maui

The location offers the ideal mix of proximity to Makawao and all the North Shore attraction yet worlds apart on it's own private land with spectacular views.

What makes this house unique

This property is set up for enJOYment of your surroundings in a relaxed comfortable environment. The design lives large with panoramic ocean views of the West Maui Mountains and South Maui Shorelines. And, wait until you see the sunsets!!!

42 inch HDTV, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, and Cooler all provided. 24' iMac computer provided in third bedroom/den.


Makawao House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1296 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master en-suite - toilet , shower , Gorgeous limestone walk in shower.
    Upstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Finished in travertine.
  • All bathrooms are finished in natural stone and linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Has mountain and ocean views
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Private master has en-suite bathroom with walk in shower.
    Third Bedroom/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has small office desk, an iMac computer, and west Maui views
  • Master bedroom has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, second bedroom has a queen size bed and mountain/west maui views, third bedroom/den has a double futon and west Maui views.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Po’okela Paradise - House Policies Quiet hours are from 9:00 p.m to 8:00 a.m., during which time the noise from this property shall not unreasonably disturb 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. The use of the televisions, stereos, portable iPods with amplified speakers connected, or any other form of amplified sound that is audible beyond the property boundaries is prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking areas shown below and shall not at any time be parked on the street. Parties of group gatherings other than registered guests are prohibited. Vehicles shall be parked in the designated onsite parking areas shown below and shall not at any time be parked on the street. Parties of group gatherings other than registered guests are prohibited.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Pookela Paradise 2- Great Location! Spectacular Ocean Views! STMP 2016/0002
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

upcountry hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Comfy three bedroom, two bath upper apartment with ocean view. One bath is "ensuite" other is in the hallway between bedrooms. Third bedroom is more of an office, but has a daybed which looks comfortable enough for sleeping. Office also has a Mac desktop for guest use if you wanted to leave your laptop at home. You can walk to Makawao and it's a short drive to Paia. Paia has a fine natural food store (as big as many in cities on the mainland) with very reasonable prices (even for Hawaii). There is also a Foodland a couple of miles away. Most everything you would need to make this home is provided. The owners kitty came to greet us every morning. She is a very friendly kitty who made me miss my cats less. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Maui.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Has great potential but is badly in need of updating.

  • 2 of 5

The location works very well to explore Up Country. Makawao is a very interesting place as far as a base of travel operations. However, the house could really use some updating both inside and outside to improve aesthetics and functionality. Owner is a very nice fellow but the gas grill was not functional and I repaired the handle on the oven door myself so we could use the oven. Would not rent the location again until some updating has been completed.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gas grille was replaced with a smaller electric grille which is accurately described as such in the listing. I wish I had know the oven door handle was broken and I would have had it fixed prior to the guest's arrival. The oven was apparently functional, just the handle was broken. There is a major renovation planned for this house this summer. It's gorgeous inside but the outside siding won't be replaced until the renovation. The pricing will go up to around double the current rates once complete, making this house a bargain at it's current rates for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath dwelling.
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Close to Natural Attractions

  • 4 of 5

This location was perfect for getting to the road to Hana and sunrise at Haleakala quickly. It was less crowded than the other side of the island, and we didn't have to compete much with lots of other tourists. Even though it isn't right on the beach, it is close enough that it was easy to just drive right out to numerous different parts of the island.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upcountry Foodies

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location for upcountry farm tours, drives to Haleakala, and meals at some quality restaurants. If Makawao is not on your list of restaurants try them out! Less crowded, more affordable and fabulous. No cookie cutter Maui in upcountry. Branch out - you will be glad you did. Our lodgings were newly remodeled and very comfortable. Mark was attentive and even let us check in early. There is a visiting kitty who makes herself at home if you welcome her. Very nice amenities and a 20 minute drive from the airport.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice comfortable place in Makawao, good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. It's a short walk to Mak general store and shops and a good location for cycling outings up the mountain and around the area. The property was clean, having fast internet and a washer/dryer were particularly nice. Mark the owner was helpful and friendly, though there was a little mix up initially as to which property of the two we were staying in, soon resolved. We would stay here again, and hope to spend more time in Maui next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Upcountry Property

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our recent stay in Makawao! The property is very conveniently located to the downtown area of Makawao and also close proximity to Kula. The owner Mark was great! We had a couple minor issues like the router for the internet went out one night, and some of the burners on the grill stopped working, but Mark had those small issues fixed within a matter of hours. And if you're cyclists like us, he'll probably invite you to ride with him!

The property was clean, had a great view of the setting sun behind the mountain and we feel like we got a great deal for the amount of money spent.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to get out of the "touristy" bit of Maui and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and quietness of the upcountry, while still being a short distance away from some great shops and restaurants just down the street in Makawao.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to host you! Would love to have you back anytime :)
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Pukalani Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Haleakala Highway (37)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Baldwin Beach Park
Car: necessary

So close to all the North Shore beaches, attractions, and restaurants! And, perfectly situation between the Hana Highway and Haleakala Highway, two of the major attractions Maui has to offer! Only 10 minutes from Makawao Forest!


Rates & Availability

Makawao House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 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
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Base rates are for up to two (2) guests. Additional guests at $25 per guest per night up to a maximum of six (6) guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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