This is a lovely cottage (large, modern cottage) on a slope overlooking the ocean.
It is a short drive to the ocean at Wailea and great snorkeling and swimming.
I can't say enough about the hosts' positive spirit of Aloha.
The bedroom is separate from the living room, so a child can sleep comfortably a couple extra hours while you relax in the living room.
The location is amazing-close to all the best beaches, shopping and restaurants on Maui. This lovely updated condo is loaded with everything you may need on your vacation. We loved using the grill for delicious homemade meals, the kitchen and bath supplies were plentiful, and we made great use of the awesome beach gear. The views are spectacular, the garden is lovely, and the location is romantic, quiet and private. And, Dennis is a gentleman and was always available to assist. We couldn't have asked for more.
If you're looking for a private spot with great views of South Maui and the Molokini Crater, look no further than this cottage. My wife and I enjoyed our stay here for several reasons:
1. Great amenities, including a fully updated kitchen, a full-size grill, and an incredibly comfortable bed.
2. Privacy - if you're like us and don't want to deal with any other people on your honeymoon or vacation, this is the spot for you.
3. Close to everything in Wailea/Makena - we wanted to check out as many beaches and restaurants as possible during our stay, and we never had to drive longer than 15 to 20 minutes to reach our destination.
Added bonus, the owners were very friendly and helpful. Dennis recommended the perfect guide book after we made our reservation at the cottage and also gave us his personal recommendations for places to eat.
Fantastic experience all around, both my wife and I enjoyed our time at this cottage more than a resort in Kaanapali (West Maui) where we stayed for the last leg of our trip. Highly recommend staying here for your honeymoon or a getaway for two.
Unfortunately I really don't have anything to add to the previous reviews. IT"S THAT GOOD! Just a mile away from the beach and crowds/traffic. Peace and quiet. Furnished to the nines. Thank you Dennis and Cynthia for a wonderful stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at this guest house. The tree-top view of the ocean and islands was great. The yard was beautiful. The location was perfect for us, central to the island with easy access to explore all different kinds of areas... as long as you have a car, there is not much in easy walking distance because it is in a residential area. But there are so many awesome road trips to be had in Maui that having a car is strongly recommended anyway.
We really appreciated all the amenities, Dennis was very helpful emailing useful information about dining, groceries, etc ahead of time. We made use of the kitchen a few times. Being able to run a load of laundry mid-vacation was great! We did not use the snorkeling equipment, but it looked like the good kind, much better than I expected!
I already miss sitting on the deck looking at the fabulous view and listening to the many birds go about their business.
Dennis was a great host and provided lots of tips and recommendations ahead of time that really helped our planning.
I can't say enough about the cottage!
Location- great snorkeling and hiking nearby. We loved the beaches on this side of the island and found them to not be crowded at all.
The cottage- We loved our Maui Hale Olina! We cooked a lot and found the kitchen to be well equipped.
Great to have a full washer and dryer and not go home with any dirty clothes!
The deck was our favorite spot to start and end the day. You can even see Molokini!
Thank you Dennis for your attention to detail an wonderful Aloha spirit! We can't wait to come back!
We arrived at Maui Hale Olina (Maui House Of Joy) as Dennis and Cynthia, the wonderful hosts have named the cottage, on February 8th, 2017 and what a beautiful surprise that day was. Pictures in advertisements almost always lead you to believe that your rental will be much nicer than it really is, but in this case the opposite is true. Believe it or not, the cottage is even more spotless and like-new than you expect. It is beautifully decorated, and has all the conveniences of home from its fully-stocked kitchen (with a whisper-quite dishwasher no less) to the in-house laundry facilities, most comfortable king bed, big screen tv and gorgeous ensuite bathroom (there is a convenient half-bath as well) with its spacious walk-in shower and vanity that Dennis had imported from Bali. We're sure that our hosts wanted it to be a place that they would enjoy visiting themselves.
With the exception of some unexpected rain and cloudy weather for a couple of days, which the hosts have no control over, our 2-week stay was a 5-star experience in every way. Dennis came to the cottage with freshly picked papaya, tangerines and tangelos from his beautiful garden the first morning we were there, telling us to help ourselves at any time. What a beautiful fruit salad and fresh-squeezed juice we had admiring the million-dollar view of the ocean and islands from our lanai with the friendly geckos. We even picked a ripe lime from his garden that we enjoyed with some fresh fish that we did on the barbeque.
Mahalo Dennis and Cynthia, for making our experience there one of our most memorable vacations ever. We really hope to have the opportunity to come back for another visit some day.
Rae & Gary, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.