My husband, 10 year old daughter and I splurged for a much needed vacation. We found Maui Ocean Breezes Vacation rentals by doing a google search.....sometimes it's hard to know what you've actually booked by just seeing on-line pics and descriptions. We booked the "Whispering Bamboo" private cottage for eight days.
Words cannot express how amazingly enchanting this cottage is. It is secluded from the main house by a wall of bamboo, has a wonderful view of the ocean, banana, papaya, exotic tropical trees in an adjacent small "canyon", a patio with dining table, a bbq and a couple of chairs to "bask" in the serene beauty of the surroundings. Anjeli has done an amazing job of painting the walls throughout the cottage to give it a "magical underwater world" feel. Our daughter was in love with her room...fit for a mermaid. I'm an artist and a very visual person....I spent time each day exploring the grounds and the cottage, finding new ceramic fish, stone sculptures etc.
The salt water pool is great, especially for kids with endless energy! There is a washer/dryer, boogie boards, snorkle gear, coolers and beach towels all available for use along with a detailed list describing local amenities; groceries, dining, towns, activities, beaches. We sorely needed not to think for eight days....... to just relax and enjoy.........this was perfect. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return!
Oh, there is a meditation room overlooking the ocean....the most amazing snails on the wet morning grass on your way to stretching, meditating and/or yoga AND Regina...the caretaker, a wonderfully kind and helpful woman, there to answer questions, bring more toilet paper and to open coconuts for your child(ren) or you with a big old machete.
Beaches are close.....we liked Baldwin beach the best for swimming and basking...Paia has great food and some cool little stores....quite the hippy vibe with a sense of humor (a bumper sticker in one of the store windows: "Welcome to Paia, please don't feed the hippies"..... gotta love it! You have to get gelato in Paia...it was our daily indulgence.
I've gone on and on........Angeli was gracious and kind when setting up our reservation and in checking with us afterward....Regina, wonderful.....the place....wow. THANK YOU!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Maui Ocean Breezes Hotel Haiku
- Maui Ocean Breezes Haiku