|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Permit Number: BBWK2014-0001
Hawaii TAT # W40850386-01
We have passed rigorous inspections for your health and safety.
Now with air-conditioning! And now with Direct TV!
Escape the traffic and the touristy areas yet be right on the ocean watching sunrises and moon rises over the ocean, surfers, whales, windsurfers and kite surfers. Our location is central to all the places you will want to go and we are at your service to share our knowledge and love of Maui. We offer guests a chance to join our local friends at our BBQs or to join us for a swim in our favorite spots in Iao Valley, just a short drive away. Guests can also choose to just do their own thing or to book a more extensive tour with us. It's totally up to you.
Our two-year-old cottage has all brand new appliances, bed, bedding, pillows, towels, etc. Sliding mirrored doors separate the bedroom from main room. The cottage sits on the ocean below our upscale neighborhood and your only neighbor is a doctor on one side and us up the hill behind in the home we bought in 1999.
My husband and I stayed there a couple of nights to check it out and make sure it is homey. The bed is so comfortable -- Serta mattress, plush mattress pad and new all-cotton sheets quilt and shams are wonderful!
As much privacy or socialization as you like -- I stock it with coffee, tea and condiments and bread, bagels and butter in the freezer to get you started on breakfast. We provide you with snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, etc. and give you tips on good things to do and things to avoid.
Separate bedroom and bathroom has 2 doors so there is privacy if one person wants to sleep and the other stay up or get up. Plenty of room for two or for a family with a child who can sleep in a crib (available to rent from No Ka Oi Baby Rentals) or on the couch.
We can also refer you to friends who will give you local rates on activities such as water sports, downhill biking, used car rental and art gallery. We can give you each 3 day passes to the YMCA for classes, weights, racquetball or pool.
The area we are in is called 'Central Maui' because you can easily drive to everywhere else. Yet our particular location feels more like country with open beach and ocean in front and to the north. Be aware that there is no commercial business within walking distance but the beach and a golf course are there for pleasure walking!
Anywhere on the property.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like.
Our neighborhood is upscale, our neighbors really friendly owners -- we often have BBQs here with them and always include our guests if they'd like to join us. The beach is right across the road in front of the cottage and when the surf is big, it's great to watch the surfers there. When there's no surf, the beach is empty. We love it both ways! It's not a swimming beach but those are a short drive away and by staying here, one avoids the touristy, hot, dusty surroundings of the beach cities
We have a bus system and Jordan and I can drop guests off on our way places but a car really is recommended as only tour buses go up into the valleys and up to the top of Haleakala.
Other Things to Note
We stayed in a B & B years ago in Switzerland and the women treated us like family and it had such an impact on us that we try to do the same and make our guests feel at home. On the other hand, you may want to just do your own thing and that's perfectly fine, too.
Permit Number: BBWK2014-0001
Jordan was born and raised in Lahaina and comes from a well-known and highly respected family. His grandparents immigrated here from Japan. He went to University of Hawaii for 3 and a half years and has traveled extensively in the South Pacific. He and his wife also traveled England, Sweden and Europe and a half-dozen US states. He was owner of a highly successful fish wholesale business and knows just about everything there is to know about the ocean and the things that live there and the things you can do in and on it. He’s a happy-go-lucky guy who is game to do just about anything on a moment’s notice.
Gail was born and raised in Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she fulfilled a childhood dream by moving to Hawaii. She is the founder of H.A.P.P.Y., a social and networking group for homeschoolers. As such, she planned social events, offered crafts and field trips., She still counsels families interested in homeschooling and is the author of "Homeschooling: Why and How" and "Real L.I.F.E. Parenting." She is a writer, speaker, and artist.
Both Jordan and Gail are veteran Red Cross volunteers and should anything happen on Maui, you will be in good hands.
We have been married for 37 years and have a son, Thumper (Yes, that’s his real name), a retired professional rollerblader, having been in the top ten worldwide his entire career. He competed in such renowned contests as X-Games and Gravity Games. He is the highest rated videographer/editor in Hawaii, having All-Five-Star reviews and participates in a multitude of sports.
gail nagasako purchased this cottage in 1999
Before we bought this house 15 years ago, I asked my family where they most wanted to live and we all said this subdivision. It's like country but not so wet as Haiku, which can be moldy, nor so hot and dusty and crowded as Kihei and Lahaina, and not so far and cold as Makawao and Kula. We love the feel of being private and quiet and yet so close to everything commercial, the parks, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the hospital, the YMCA, the malls, good restaurants and our favorite: Iao Valley where we go for short or long hikes and swims in the cool clean river pools. We didn't want to downsize so we built the cottage last year so we'd have a bit of income so we could continue living in this heavenly spot.
We pride ourselves in giving the personal touch. We offer our guests a chance to mix with locals at our BBQs, or to join us for a swim in our favorite spots. And if they want to remain totally on their own we respect that as well.
Fresh air, beach ambiance, not touristy, views of sunrises and moon rises and whales playing (December through March) and surfers, stand up paddlers, and an endless source of driftwood for our fire pits.
The cottage was great. Gail was super nice even though we never saw them. She checked on us when she didn't see our car for a couple of days to make sure we were ok. She was happy to answer any questions and help if needed. The cottage is super cute. It has a great view and the sound of the ocean in the morning is nice. I would certainly stay here again.
An amazing, private place to stay with helpful owners. The cottage is stocked with everything you could ever want and more. It is very clean with lots of useful guide books and information from the owners. The location was perfect for exploring the island. It was shame that we missed the beautiful sunrises due to bad weather - the cottage would have been perfect to view them. All the more reason to return again in the future! We can't wait!!
My wife, and I, stayed in the cottage as part of a celebration for my retirement. The cottage was a wonderful place to stay. The owners are very engaged in making sure our experience was the best it could be. We found the resources provided to us by the owners to be MOST useful. We used a LOT of their information provided by the hosts. Their recommendations and their cautions were an essential part of our planning our activities. I found their recommendations to be better than any other sources available on the internet. We used recommendations provided for activities to The Road To Hana, The Discovery of Lanai, and even the recommendation to buy a long sleeve shirt with rash protection that can be used outdoors and in the water. We used their discount to purchase food supplies at the local grocery as well. '
The cottage is clean, well stocked, private, pleasant and it has a great view. The ocean is literally 50 yards away, just across the street. The view out the windows is full of ocean waves. It has a good clean bathroom, shower, washer/dryer that work well, a comfortable bed, Direct TV. Many needed supplies are available such as condiments, shampoos, body wash and a fully stocked kitchen.
We have already discussed coming back to Maui and will plan on staying here again, if it is available.
I would recommend this lodging to anyone.
Just stayed in this cozy cottage for a week and loved it! It's private, clean and well stocked with everything you could possibly need. We used the beach chairs, boogie boards, noodles, cooler and beach towels. It was such a treat to be supplied with coffee, fresh fruit, bagels, condiments and seasonings. The ocean view and sunrises are lovely from the deck. We did not find the street between to be an issue at all and in fact enjoyed a stroll each morning down toward the golf course. We found this location to be very convenient to everything we like to do all over Maui. The hosts are a wealth of information, nearby should you need anything, yet totally respectful of your privacy. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
We enjoyed our stay. Gail and Jordan are great hosts - available when we needed them but never intrusive. The cottage is simple, well laid out, and clean. The location is great with a nice deck to watch the surf and surfers. If you want a small cottage with a view on the other side of the island this is the place. We would definitely return here. Our last day it was really stormy and Gail suggested we check out the waterfalls in the Iao Valley that hadn't been seen for years - they were magnificent! Thank you, Gail.
There is everything available that we need. There is no hotel will provide those condiments for their guests. My husband and I want to go back to Maui again, and that is the place we want to live again.
Enjoy peace, quiet and privacy when home, yet have an easy drive to all the wonders of Maui. What I love is being able to watch sunrises and then go to Kihei (20 minutes) or Lahaina (35 minutes) for a sunset picnic and come home again to our country-feel area. We almost always have Tradewinds coming right off the ocean so the air is some of the cleanest on the planet.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.