Well this is my first Pineapple Cottage blog on our Haiku Vacation rental. Well the work was under way from ripping out wood floors, counter tops and ripping out the bathroom. So out with the old, and in with the new. Fresh paint, new wood floors, new granite counter tops, carpets,new walk in shower, blinds, appliances, lights and we were ready for business. The middle of December we received our permits from the county. Two days before Christmas we were officially finished. We walk out the door as our first quest from Switzerland check in. Our first guest love our place, that it was private and quiet. The also loved all the upgrades, everything was brand new. Happy to say the cottage has been booked, people are loving it, so I am back to surfing, windsurfing and selling Maui real estate. We are Happy to be able to offer our new Haiku vacation rental for bookings. We have been living on this property for 26 years and love living here. We have created a small piece of paradise where everything comes together perfectly. So relax and experience the Pineapple Cottage. Aloha, SteveIt has been a random journey in 2015 seeing our vacation rental come into focus. During the middle of 2015 someone suggested about our cottage as a B&B. It was like a light went on in my head. So the process began. My wife Ivy and I started the paper work applying for permits. It was also time to remodel our 12 year old cottage. So the work began in good faith that we were going to get our permits. It took four and half months to remodel, working 24/7 on our cottage. This is my wife Ivy and I, she is one of the hardest working girls I know. She can work just as hard as I can, sometimes she is carrying the ball over the goal line. It was a total remodel, I wasn't up for gutting the bathroom, but my good friend Roger from Switzerland was helping me and just charged the bathroom with a sludge hammer. On the ladder is his wife Sandra who was a big help also, love these guys. They are currently in Western Australia windsurfing.