1BR Jungle Canopy Cottage

Perfect for active people who enjoy adventure, scenery and peace and quiet.

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Amenities:
| Stand-alone Private Cottage on Two Acres | Kitchen | WiFi | Washer & Dryer | Digital Video Library | DVD | Netflix & Hulu Plus | Towels & Linens | Filtered Water | BBQ |

Open floorplan

Open floorplan w/canopy views on three sides

Summary
Perfect for active people who enjoy uncrowded beaches, waterfalls, exploring, adventures, hiking, dramatic scenery and peace and quiet. Central enough for easy day-tripping into the resort areas. 30 minutes from the airport; 15-20 from Paia Town, Haiku, Makawao and a dozen great uncrowded North Shore beaches.

Living room

Living room

Earthy, peaceful and private; perfect for couples and a solid value.

The cottage sits on two acres directly adjacent to miles of undeveloped jungle, up on a ridge built on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy. Words can’t begin to describe how special it is to relax out on the lanai or in the livingroom listening to the sounds of nature.

Kitchen & dining

Kitchen & indoor dining table

Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside. Bedroom with queen bed, plenty of light, large closet with shelves, hanging and luggage space. Open and airy living room; Full kitchen with granite counter tops. Bathroom with tub and shower.

Bedroom

Bedroom w/queen bed

Details
About five minutes down a narrow, windy, bumpily paved jungle road (any car can navigate it.) The area is largely undeveloped, but it is also not an isolated grass hut in the backcountry jungle!

Lanai

Lanai

This kind of lodging is perfect for nature lovers. While there is a ton of diversity in flora and fauna, the land is not heavily landscaped and this is the jungle – so stuff grows like…well…a jungle! (If things like the lawn getting tall between cuttings is something that horrifies you, well, we can show you loads of more tamed and manicured places!)

Pineapples grow next to the house. Hibiscus, plumeria, night blooming jasmine, heliconias, ginger, lilikoi, coconut, tangerine, and many other flowers and fruits are all around the property.

Bathroom

Bathroom

The cottage is environmentally designed with solar power, rainwater catchment & green/repurposed construction. The house was also designed and positioned to catch tradewinds and natural light perfectly.

Dining table

Dining table

Living room has a small TV with an extensive digital video library with plenty of content for both kids and adults. There is also a DVD, NetFlix and Hulu Plus. Large windows are everywhere, bringing the outside inside.

A fun stroll to this dramatic shoreline vista.

A fun stroll to this dramatic shoreline vista.

Tap water comes from rainwater catchment. This is a giant tank of rain water which is regularly treated to sanitary specifications, so washing dishes, toothbrushing, etc. are all fine. There is a reverse-osmosis filtered water spigot for drinking water.

Walk to natural pools and waterfalls not found in guidebooks.

Walk to natural pools and waterfalls not found in guidebooks.

The quality bath towels, linens, comforter and pillows are replaced very frequently to be keep in new condition. There is also wireless internet, wireless VoIP telephone and a CD player & small selection of excellent Hawaiian music provided.

Fan plams growing wild on the path to the pools.

Fan palms growing wild on the path to the pools.

Full kitchen with granite countertops, double-stainless-steel-sink & mid-size propane fridge. Fully stocked with amenities such as microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes, glassware, tableware, pots, pans, knives, etc.

Banana patch

One of many banana patches

The lanai has two tables and the stars are spectacular at night. When evening rains come in, the lanai is such a special spot to watch the raindrops stream though the sunlight falling into the jungle. (Most of Maui’s rain comes from tradewind cycle, typically blowing in windward late afternoon or overnight. Since tradewind clouds come from the east, the afternoon sun often still shines brightly, giving Hawaii plenty of rainbows!)

Shell ginger

Shell ginger is planted along the driveway

If you can tear yourself away from the lanai, there is an inside dining table with high cafe style swivel chairs to bring you right into the view.

Red and purple ginger growing wild among the jungle

Red and purple ginger growing wild among the jungle on the property

Location
The location is the perfect place for visitors who want to escape the pre-package touristy resort areas that for a more genuine experience, yet still be based centrally enough to day-trip all over our incredible island.

You can walk right into the jungle from the cottage, swim in natural pools and waterfalls, walk, hike or relax at dramatic cliff side ocean vistas, take yoga classes from our neighbors, world renowned yoga teachers, or even experience a guided hike of areas tourists rarely experience.

Another favorite swimming pool a short stroll from the cottage

Another favorite swimming pool a short stroll from the cottage

Very close to Twin Falls, a couple miles into the unofficial start of the famous Road to Hana, at the edge of the rainforest. Since Maui is small, and the resort areas are not centrally located, this private and “remote” area is ironically quite central for active people looking to experience the huge variety Maui has to offer.

Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

Cliffside lookout platform a short walk.

This unique cottage is a great choice for those who want privacy, serenity and a peaceful off the beaten tourist path place to base their adventures around Maui.

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The cottage sits on a ridge, built  on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy.

The cottage sits on a ridge, built on stilts overlooking the jungle canopy.

Our boys going to play in the pools

Our boys going to play in the pools

Lobster Claw Heliconia

Lobster Claw Heliconia grow in the jungle

Sexy Pink Heliconia

Sexy Pink Heliconia is an impressive flower

Pink Hibiscus

Many varieties of hibiscus can be found around the property

Yellow Hibiscus

Many varieties of hibiscus can be found around the property

Lobster Claw Heliconia

Lobster Claw Heliconia

Pick all the bananas you can eat!

Pick all the bananas you can eat!

Jamaican Lilikoi

Jamaican lilikoi, an uncommon favorite variety

Lilikoi

Three varieties of lilikoi grow on the property

Pineapples

Pineapples are growing next to the house

Strawberry guava

Strawberry & regular guavas are plentiful

Tangerine

Tangerine tree next to driveway

'Ape and Mango grow in harmony with jungle right next to the house.

‘Ape and Mango grow in harmony with jungle right next to the house.

Jungle on the property

Jungle on the property. Older growth mango make up much of the canopy, with ferns, ginger, heliconia, cacao and many others thriving in the understory

Bamboo grass. mango and philodendron

Bamboo grass. mango and philodendron

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