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In the heart of Haiku, this country cottage is set on a large lot with towering eucalyptus trees and some 200 varieties of roses blooming in the garden. Tastefully appointed in green and white, the cottage has warm wood floors and is private, clean, and spacious. The kitchen and closets are extremely well equipped—you’ll find everything you need, from a rice cooker to beach towels, coolers, yoga mats, and fleece jackets for Haleakala sunrise trips. Your hosts, Machiko and Bill, live on-site and are happy to offer sightseeing suggestions. If you mention to Machiko that you’re heading up the mountain, she’ll likely send you off with a thermos of coffee and her homemade bread. The cottage is minutes from the restaurants and shopping of Haiku and Makawao and a short drive from Paia’s beaches. In the winter months when Haiku weather can be cool and rainy, the gas fireplace is a welcome amenity.