Response from Steve & Ivy: Thanks for the great review Christoph, Hope to see you soon. Aloha Steve & Ivy
What Christoph loved about your listing: perfect quiet location, easygoing hostsCraig and his lovely bride The Pineapple Cottage in Haiku was absolutely amazing. Steve & Ivy were great hosts and always were available for any advice on what to do and sights to see. The cottage was perfectly set up for our stay. My wife and I spent a week of our Honeymoon here and couldn't have been happier (we also would have loved to stay longer). The views from the back porch were spectacular. Watching the tree tops sway in the wind was a favorite of mine while we ate breakfast or dinner.
What Craig loved about your listing: You guys were so nice and just had everything worked out to a T! The banana bread was fantastic along with the jelly.Our first guest where from Switzerland and stayed for 19 days. George and Monica and their son Milo. They said they loved how quiet it was, loved the interior and tropical setting of the property. They said they will be returning next year. New Review
One Word ... Relaxation
The Pineapple Cottage is the perfect house for a family vacation in Maui. It was our first vacation that involved flying (we have a three and half and one year old) and we were so looking forward to some quality relaxing times together. We wanted a house as well so we don’t disturb neighbors with little running feet. Steve and Ivy were the best hosts and really made us feel welcomed with Ivy’s own homemade banana nut bread, jam, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, and offered many tips on where to visit. Duke (their dog) was a huge hit as well as my son loved playing catch with him. We were impressed to find out that Steve and Ivy pretty much built both their house and the guest house themselves…good energy all around. The drive up to the house itself is very beautiful and you really do get the feeling of being alone in paradise, yet within a few minutes of being able to drive to a restaurant or store.
One of our favorite features of the property is how quiet it is. The property is set back from the main road and you do not hear nothing except for nature. In the evenings we could hear the gulch with fresh water running and in the mornings an assortment of birds to wake us up gently. Navigating from the bedroom to the beautiful kitchen really was amazing as there are tons of light from the windows and all you see is Maui’s beautiful lush green landscape. We spent many mornings making breakfast and sitting out on the beautiful deck (lanai) that overlooked the gulch. The other favorite feature are all of the lush grounds and fresh fruit just waiting to be picked.
The location of the property is great as well as in Haiku there are a few options for restaurants and a grocery store where we picked up supplies. It is about a 10 minute drive down to the beach and we spent a few mornings right at sunrise exploring Hookipa Beach Park as well as looking for turtles in the evenings. In the evenings when driving in after dark, it was very magic to just see tons of huge palm trees lit up from the headlights...hard to explain unless you experience it yourself, but feel like you are going to a magical spot. We pretty much drove all over the island (spent a few nights in Lahaina) and at the end of the day knowing our beautiful home was waiting for us made each day perfect. We can’t wait to return and whenever we drive by the airport, my son asks “Are we going to our Maui house?”
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers