Just one glance at the 360-degree view, and you can see why hosts Robin and Gaylord gave up their careers on the mainland and moved here. This 8 1/2-acre piece of paradise in rural Hana boasts ocean and rainforest vistas; the floorto-ceiling glass doors in the spacious Hawaiian-style pole house bring the outside in. The elegant two-story vacation rental is exquisitely furnished, from the comfortable U-shaped couch that invites you to relax and take in the view to the top-of-the-line mattress on the king-size bed. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you should need to cook a gourmet meal; each bedroom has a master bath with oversize tub. Only one floor (and one two-bedroom unit) is rented at any given time to ensure privacy. The grounds are impeccably groomed and dotted with tropical plants and fruit trees. Hiking trails into the rainforest start right on the property, and beaches and waterfalls are just minutes away. Robin places fresh flowers in every room and makes sure you’re comfortable; after that, she’s available to answer questions, but she also respects your privacy. Note: No cellphone signal here—plan to go into town or bring a calling card.
290 Kalo Rd., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Hana Phone 808/248-7047 Prices 1-bedroom (sleeps 2) $275–$400; 2-bedroom (sleeps 4) $350–$475. 3-night minimum. No children 13 and under. Amenities Free Wi-Fi. Units 2 units Web site Ekena
Map290 Kalo Rd. USA Maui
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