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Our Little Piece of Paradise

Sweet songs of hawaiian birds in the distance are heard as you wake to the sun lifting thru the morning rain clouds, flooding the room with light. Our property is surrounded by tropical foliage in every corner as more than a hundred surf and windsurf boards enclose the well manicured yards. Our newly remodeled home and cottage are often the home away from homes for our guests or as we like to call them extended families from around the world. People that we open our homes too, to share our little piece of paradise and let them experience what we love so much about our sweet north shore of Maui and small surf town of Haiku.

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Our Story

Our property was not always as you see it today. Let’s take a step back 5 years.... Imagine our property as this once run down, boarded up abandoned cane house and cottage engulfed in overgrown cane grass that was frowned upon by the neighbors. Our realtor wouldn’t even walk the property with us when we first asked to look at it! The front house was a real shack or what was called a complete teardown. Then there was this small pathway that led thru 6 foot cane grass back to the lower house, you couldn’t see one house from the other. Each home came with a pungent smell and plenty of cleanup that would send most people running.... but not us. We came with an open mind and luckily could see a glimpse of potential to take on this project we would eventually call home. We came in and brought this property back to life with lots and I mean lots of love and TLC. Every where you look on the property we have worked tirelessly over the last 5 years to bring out the best of our land and homes. We left no wall untouched as we remodeled both homes to their original forms. We hand worked our yards to bring them into control, remove all debris and slowly adding tropical foliage back in. Every plant you see we planted, every fence you see we built, and almost all the furniture and decor in the home and cottage was handmade by Amy. It is an ongoing project and labor of love that is forever evolving. You won’t find another property like it anywhere and we love that uniqueness that we are able to share with our guests.

We invite you to come stay with us and be our guests in our Haiku Surf Cottage or Haiku Surf House. Our property sits in the heart of Haiku within walking distance to the Pauwela Cannery. With morning coffee and scones at Baked on Maui cafe or a quick late night snack at the locally owned Pauwela Store, we couldn't have imagined living anywhere else on the North Shore of Maui. Just bring your clothes and Aloha spirit and let us welcome you to your home away from home.

Aloha Nui Loa, Amy & Family

Owners, Haiku Surf Cottage & House

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Located on the North Shore of Maui

Our Area of Haiku

We are located on the non-touristy side of the island. All sides of maui are quite different and each season is different on each side of the island as well. Our north shore is great for adventurous guests looking for a quiet getaway in a local residence, while exploring the surrounding towns and north shore of maui. Our surrounding small towns are great for shopping and getting lunch or early dinner as shops close by 5pm and restaurants by 8:30-9pm. Unfortunately we don't have much night life to offer on our side of the island since mostly locals reside here. Our beaches on the north shore are known for surf waves and windsurfing- great people watching or sunbathing however many are not usually calm for swimming or snorkeling most months. The North shore is located on the edge of the rainforest which makes our area beautifully green and lush this is because we get enough natural rain year round to keep everything green without watering systems. We also get natural tradewinds year round that usually keeps our north shore 5-10 degrees cooler than the tourist sides of the island and cools down our evening temps, which is a blessing. And we usually do not get colder temps than 65 degrees F rarely, therefore our north shore homes were not built with air conditioning or heating systems, just ceiling fans and windows to self regulate our homes inside temperature. It is good to remember though that Maui is a tropical island, so our temperatures are humid and an average high of 75-85 degrees F. When you first arrive on island our temperatures can feel warmer than what you are used to at home until you get acclimated to the weather. So we like to mention if you live in air conditioning at your house and like your home on the cooler side then our place may not be a good fit for you.

Your stay is important to us and we want to make sure your vacation expectations are met while on island. If you are looking to experience what it is like to live in traditional home in a local Maui neighborhood and explore the island, we are in a great location to do that. However if being close to calm beaches, night life and where more action is, we actually recommend guests stay in Kihei or Wailea on the south shore of maui. These areas are in the best locations on island for weather and the Maui experience you have seen in magazines and movies. In these areas you are close to everything and you can just do a day trip to the north shore to check it out. 

Haiku is a great base for adventurous guests to explore the island:

* We are only a 20-minute drive from the airport.
* Hookipa Beach is 5 mile drive from the house.
* Paia, named the “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living magazine, is 8 mile drive offering with great shopping, good food, yoga and beautiful beaches.
* The historic town of Makawao is a 8 mile drive away where you will find art galleries, clothing boutiques, great restaurants, cafes, yoga, and a multitude of healing arts.
* Drive through Upcountry Maui, to the top of the Haleakala Crater in just 90 minutes for beautiful sunrise or sunset views.
* The south side - tourist side of the island with calm beaches and snorkeling 
of Makena, Wailea, and Kihei are a little over half an hour away.
* Driving the Road to Hana is one of our favorite adventures and reaching the town of Hana itself will take about 2 hours depending on how many stops you make along the way.

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