We stayed at Ho'okipa Hale the week between Christmas and New Years 2003-4. Even though it rained 7 days out of 8 this is a great place to stay. In spite of the unusual amount of rain this was a great vacation.
We just did all the "non beach" things there are to do on Maui. The cottage was spotless, and they have everything but a dishwasher. We had the use of a gas grill, beach towels, beach mats, coolers, and boogie boards. The cottage is away from all the touristy, busy places, and very peaceful. You will have to drive to get to any activities, but staying here you will be able to afford them. The location makes it a good "home base" for exploring the entire island. Especially the eastern end of the island. The owners are friendly and very helpful.
You will have the use of a washer and dryer in the main house.
Paragliders and Windsurfers take note, the cottage is halfway between Ho'okipa windsurfing beach and the Proflyght paragliding launch site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful 2-bedroom cottage on Maui's spectacular north shore. Peaceful and secluded with ocean & mountain views, Ho'okipa Hale is 5 miles from Paia and Makawao, located near great swimming, surfing & windsurfing beaches and convenient for trips to Hana & Haleakala. Set on 2 acres of landscaped garden with banana trees and tropical flowers for your enjoyment, the cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for your vacation including beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ho'Okipa Hale Vacation Cottage Maui/Haiku, Hawaii