Maui Vacation Homes in Haiku
Haleakala Cloud Cottage is an extraordinary petite size 3 bedroom 2 bath country cottage. Here you may enjoy the most peaceful setting on the island of Maui where you can escape for a restorative vacation while surrounded by authentic luxury.. Provided for your comfort is a deep soaking redwood wine-vat shape hot tub spa, a wood burning Scandanavian cylindrical stove and fireplace, a contemporary gourmet kitchen, 5-star hotel quality beds, linens and leather furniture, a campfire pit in the garden with firewood, lounging furniture, gas grill, and a Sony home theater system with plasma monitor.
Visitors to Haleakala Cloud Cottage will be enchanted by one of Maui's most elegant and plush upcountry mountainside homes, where scarlet sunsets and glittering sunlight highlight a panoramic view of the west and south shores of Maui. Beyond the scenic coast and valley views lies an open expanse of deep blue Pacific Ocean. The views are further framed by the off-shore islands of Kahoolawe, Molokini and Lanai, which seemingly slip over the horizon with the setting of the sun. Looking further northward and across the "Valley Isle's" isthmus and you will see the dramatically sculpted lush green West Maui Mountains. Resting silently behind you are the tranquil gentle slopes of majestic Haleakala. While listening to the sweet trilling of abundant song birds you may find the open panorama of hundreds of acres of surrounding pasture lands to be most calming.
As the Cottage resides on the slopes of Haleakala Mountain at approximately 4,500 feet elevation, during the afternoon a natural sunscreen frequently billows overhead in the form of "Haleakala Clouds". The comfort giving natural phenomena bless the area with a break from direct sun rays. At their whimsy, these playful clouds let sunshine sporadically crash through to bounce off the emerald color pastures where they reflect brilliant colors to delight your senses. Evening temperatures are cool and comfortable - just perfect for sleeping under a down duvet and also ideal for soaking in the steamy hot tub. During the daytime, the weather upcountry is warm but comfortable and never so hot that artificial cooling is necessary.
The three bedroom, two bathroom, 1000 square foot home is designed to maximize these stunning views while maintaining a comfortable but efficient decor. The living area, formal dining area (with seatings for 6) and the gourmet kitchen merge together and flow out to the spacious lanai. The lanai itself wraps around three sides of the home and includes the "nested" 6 person spa tub, comfortable chaise lounges, rocking chairs and outdoor dining with a view. The generously appointed kitchen will inspire the world-class chef in all of us! One of our favorites qualities is the truly gourmet all-new stylish Williams-Sonoma quality decor. The kitchen resembles a set designed for a cooking show and features spacious counters, a 4 burner gas counter-top range, stainless steel appliances, a GE oven, convection oven, espresso maker, mixer, blender, lovely crystal wine glasses, excellent ceramic plateware and so much more!
The living area contains a beautiful comfortable leather sofa and two chairs arranged to share the outdoor views, the wood-burning stove and the plasma screen entertainment system, complete with Sony Surround Sound, plasma flat screen monitor, DVD and CD players.
Each bedroom is designed with the finest linens for dreamy sleep atop pillow-top mattresses, down pillows, down duvets, fluffy bathrobes and freshly pressed linens.
For those of us needing to keep in touch with the world there is adial-up internet connection, a fax machine on a separate phone line, a printer with photo-printer, scanner and copier.
As if all this were not enough, spoil yourself by being delivered to your Maui upcountry escape by helicopter! Yes, Haleakala Cloud Cottage has a nearly indiscernable landing pad which blends into the surrounding landscaping. A helicopter can drop you on the doorstep from Kahului airport, or take you to or from Hana for a one-day field trip, or for a hop to Lanai Island to play golf for the day. It may even be possible to fly to a location in West Maui where you will be met by a shuttle to a yacht for a privately chartered sailing excursion, whale watching or snorkeling adventure.
Although your home away from home is an ideal retreat for rest and relaxation, the world-famous award winning sandy swimming beaches of Maui are not far away. Drive just 30 minutes to the Northshore beaches of Baldwin and Hookipa, Paia Bay, Tavares Bay, Mama's Cove and many other ocean access spots. Snorkeling, swimming, boogie boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and other water sports are reasonably accessible. The balmy beach resorts of Wailea, Kihei, Kaanapali and Kapalua are 40 to 75 minutes drive, which makes for comfortable day excursions to all parts of the island. Exotic Hana is a fantastic day trip easily launched from the Upcountry Keokea area.
Upcountry Maui is our favorite locale as it combines rural country living with many of the island's best restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques. Surrounding the cottage are large pastures that once were home to horses and small farms. Still, many kinds of tropical fruit and flowers are available for you to harvest on the property. The charming villages of Ulupalakua, Makawao, Paia, Haiku and Pukalani are nearby. There you can purchase world-class original art by Elan Vital, Sherri Reeves and other renown Maui artists, organic produce, fresh roasted coffee beans, local made wines, jams and other farm-fresh foods.
You may walk along the bucolic local single-lane narrow road from the Cottage to Grandma's Coffee Store for hot java and home-made pie, pastries, and sandwiches, or to a church for Sunday service, or for a game of soccer in a nearby playfield. Basic groceries and sundries are sold at two charming antiquated stores founded by Chinese immigrant families that have been in business since the turn-of-the-century. Energetic guests may walk or bicycle the 6 mile journey to Tedeschi Winery, a great picnic spot, located in Ulupalakua on the meandering stretch of road from the backside of Hana, which features fabulous pastoral and ocean views.
Tropical Villa Vacations is an official appointed agency for the property owner and is an original direct reservations source for this accommodation.
Our very own exclusive in-house Concierge will assist you with all of your vacation planning needs. Tropical Villa Vacations of Hawaii employs several professionals who were formerly Chief Concierge at Four Seasons Hotels in Seattle, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, and Maui. Tropical Villa Vacations was the first Hawaii vacation rental agency to provide bona-fide Personal Concierge Service for guests of luxury private vacation homes.
Concierge Yvonne will arrange for tours and outings, auto rentals, sailing, snorkeling, fishing and helicopter charters, advance reservations for the Old Lahaina Luau, Feast at Lele, Ulalena Theatrical Show, Warren & Annabelle's Magic Comedy Club or other very popular night-time entertainments, family portrait photos, star-lit massages, vow renewal ceremonies, golf tee-times and other pleasures to enhance your vacation on Maui.
A private chef is available for hire to grocery shop, or to prepare and serve up to 3 meals per day.You may wish to consider the luxury of having a chef-prepared gourmet dinner served in-villa and al-fresco on your arrival evening! Also, ready to grill-yourself complete meals can be delivered, or you also have the option to request fully cooked ready-to-eat dining, including salads and snacks for between meals.