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Maui Ocean Breezes
Ranked #2 of 8 Haiku B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just got back from a 2 week stay on Maui at the Maui Ocean Breezes. We stayed in the Studio and it was perfect for two people. The king size bed was comfortable, the whole place was clean, the ocean breezes kept the Studio at a comfortable temperature, great for sleeping. Although it is off the “beaten track” it was closed enough to several essential sites (beaches, shopping, restaurants, etc). The pictures on their website are exactly how the place looks.

Casey was a sweet-heart, she ensured we had everything we needed, even brought us coffee, milk and sugar on our first morning as we didn’t get to stop to pick up anything. She made us special treats to help us celebrate our anniversary. The grounds are lovely, even though is was ‘winter’ so not the usual amount of fresh fruit available, Casey provided us with bananas, limes, lemons, coconuts and tomatoes she has grown in her garden. We had access to beach towels, beach chairs, and there is even a guest laundry facility so you can do washing if need be. The whole experience was wonderful, thanks especially to Casey. If you want to be away from the crowds, yet close enough to some interesting small towns to make getting supplies easy, this is the place for you.

We ate at Colleen’s in Haiku, excellent breakfast and lunch, didn’t get a chance to try supper. We tried Paia Fish Market a couple time for lunch, excellent food but very busy and sometimes hard to get a seat at the communal tables. Another good Paia restaurant is the Flatbread Company, good pizza, they use lots of local ingredients. If you want something special, try Mama’s Fish House, very good food, nice setting especially if you get a table close to the front, however very expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our family will never forget our amazing stay here. The grounds are beautifully enchanting with hidden treasures around each corner. The owner is, I believe, an artist and there are beautiful pieces of art at the base of a palm or in the lawn etc..so fun to explore and find. We loved our stay in the cottage...which is painted so beautifully inside. We were up early and used the meditation room, hit the beach and slept soundly on their very very cushy beds. We will be back! oxxoxo

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed in the Hibiscus Hideaway for two nights in April 2013. We had spent five days in the Lahaina area and then one week in Kihei. We finished off our trip at the Maui Ocean Breezes so we would be closer to the Hana highway as we explored that side of Maui.

We enjoyed our stay in this unique setting. This property features a studio and apartment on ground level with the main residence above. There's also a separate cottage. The Hibiscus Hideway is the one bedroom apartment which has a curtained-off bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with table and small area with a futon and two chairs. There is also a very nice covered lanai where we enjoyed drinking our coffee and watching the sunrise.

The kitchen was adequately stocked for our needs, but we didn't cook much. There is no dishwasher, but they do supply dishwashing liquid and a dish drainer. The bathroom featured a jetted tub, but be careful when taking a shower in it because both my husband and I noticed it was very slippery.

The caretaker, KC, was very friendly and checked in with us everyday to see if we needed anything. She supplied us with papaya, limes, bananas, kiwis and tomatoes picked from the property which was a nice touch.

We particularly enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the nightly view of the stars against a very black sky.

I can think of only one drawback that may be an issue for SOME. Since they choose not to spray pesticides on their property, you may have to contend with Hawaiian cockroaches, spiders and centipedes. They have an information sheet in the apartment describing this. But that's the price you pay for being surrounded by orchards and lush greenery! During our stay, we had a small gecko in residence with us that enjoyed chirping occasionally in the night. We also saw one cockroach in our bedroom and a couple of small spiders.

Anjali (one of the owners) was very easy to work with. She responded to emails promptly and answered all our questions.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed at the Maui Ocean Breezes with a friend for my first trip to Maui and couldn't have wished for a better place to come home to after long days of exploring the island. The property is just beautiful, with an amazing view of the ocean and a big lush yard surrounding it. It's perfect for anyone looking for some peace and quiet away from the tourist hustle, yet it's close to a variety of shopping and dining options in nearby Paia town, and right near the Road to Hana and other beautiful places to explore.
The acoomodations were just as perfect as the location, I really loved the cute decorations everywhere (inside and outside), it made the whole place seem so warm and inviting. Everything was very clean, and nice and cool as well. The pool (with a little waterfall!) looked great too, and I wish we had found the time to try it. Next time, hopefully, I would definitely love to come back for a longer stay. Thanks so much to our amazing hosts!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I spent a week in the studio apartment. I've been to Maui a number of times and this stay was definitely one of the best. Anjali ,Ken and Casey are terrific hosts. Beautiful clean accommodations. Quiet grounds with a great view of the ocean. They have a very nice mediation hut that is also set up for yoga practice. There is also a Bikram Yoga studio 15 minutes away.
I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We couldn't have found a more perfect fit for our stay in Maui. Our host, KC went out of her way to provide a lovely experience for our family. One day it was fresh baked banana bread..still warm out of the oven. Another day fresh squeezed lemonade, fresh lemons, limes, bananas and during our stay she even cracked open a coconut for us with her machete. We all enjoyed the fresh coconut water and meat. The views were spectacular, the meditation hut was serene and having total privacy and no crowds made for a complete paradise haven when we returned from the beach, hikes, paia, hana, etc. We had access to beach towels, cooler, body boards and snorkel equipment that made going to the beach very easy. The pool was perfect for our 5 year old daughter and we enjoyed playing in the waterfall together. We highly recommend this cottage/ohana if you are looking for the real hawaiian experience, less touristy, quiet and filled with aloha!! Huge mahalos to Anjali and KC, who made the business part of the vacation lodging seamless and stress free.

Room Tip: The cottage provided ample privacy, peace and quiet.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

My wife and I spent 9 days at this wonderful and magical place. Casey, who takes care of the property was just wonderful. She greeted us with fresh banana bread and coconut water upon our arrival. She made sure to give us fresh coconuts every day with the meat, which was just delicious. She always had a smile on her face and took care of all of our needs. The place itself is heaven. If you are looking for a place to stay that is remote, yet within driving distance, this is the place to stay. I would highly recommend this place for a nice peaceful stay and great value for your money.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 240 N Holokai Rd, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708-5977
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Maui > Haiku
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Haiku
Price Range: $214 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Embraced by the views of the Pacific in front, the dormant volcano in the back, the accommodations are set in organic tropical gardens with fruits, flowers and two baby goats. A Perfect " Home away from Home " for couples as well as families with small children. Offering 4 accommodation choices, each with ocean views, kitchen , ensuite bath, high speed WiFi, cableTV, Shared guest laundry, 40 ft salt water pool and a meditation/yoga hut. 15 miles from the airport on the ocean side of the road to Hana and close to cafes, shopping, beaches, waterfalls in the towns of Haiku, Paia and Makawao. A convenient location for exploring most of Maui's attractions. We are eco friendly and do not use artificial scents or harsh chemicals. Our electricity is powered by the sun. The year round temperature between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and ocean breezes eliminate the need for air conditioning, All rooms have fans and two windows bringing in pristine air. It can rain at night or in early morning which freshens up the air. There are always rainbows after the rain. ... more   less 
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