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Cute, Private & Tranquil Hideaway, Ocean Views. Near Hana Hwy. A/C

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet
Private Kitchen

Overview of Cute, Private & Tranquil Hideaway, Ocean Views. Near Hana Hwy. A/C

Cute, Private & Tranquil Hideaway, Ocean Views. Near Hana Hwy. A/C

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Haiku, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHookipa Beach Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationKuau Bay Beach11 min drive
  • Popular LocationH.A. Baldwin Beach State Park13 min drive
  • AirportKahului, HI (OGG)24 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cute, Private & Tranquil Hideaway, Ocean Views. Near Hana Hwy. A/C

Family-friendly apartments in Haiku
A peaceful getaway in the Maui countryside. Areca Suite is the perfect place to relax, unwind & enjoy the ocean view & tropical setting in your own private 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment. The apartment is isolated & safely distanced from the floor above where quiet hosts Robert & Stephanie live. You will have your own private entrance & adjacent parking area, private ocean view lanai & exclusive use of the entire ground floor apartment, no shared space . This is an economical way to have the benefits and privacy of our separate cottage at a lower cost.

We follow the VRBO/CDC cleaning protocol guidelines with enhanced cleanings between each guest. Our professional cleaning company uses cleaning and disinfecting solutions to ensure a rigorous cleaning and sanitizing of Areca Suite. Cleaning supplies are available for you to clean throughout your stay. There is a no-contact check-in and check-out process providing convenient and safe access to your private apartment with social distancing.

April 2021: There is currently a rental car shortage in all of Hawaii. Please find your rental car before booking your dates with us.

Areca Suite has coastal ocean views from the lanai, living / dining room and both bedrooms. Quiet hosts Robert and Stephanie live on the upper level of the main home above Areca Suite. You will have your own private entrance, parking area, private lanai and exclusive use of the entire ground floor apartment; no shared space.

Areca Suite is ideal for a quiet vacation getaway, honeymoon or your home-base to take advantage of many nearby activities. We're perfectly located near the start of "The Road to Hana" for you to explore beautiful Maui. We're also within an easy drive of Haleakala Crater for another great day trip, sunrise or sunset. A great location for hiking, waterfalls, beaches, shopping and restaurants in Haiku, Pa'ia and Makawao and so much more....

The ground floor Areca Suite apartment is approximately 1000 sq ft with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining room, kitchenette, washer / dryer and spacious lanai (patio). There's a dedicated workspace desk, with a view of the ocean, if you're working remotely or need to catch up on email.

Lanai: There's a lanai for your private use with coastal ocean views and dining seating for four guests, plus some comfy chairs. Propane grill and also beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards are located on the lanai.

Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king bed, bedroom 2 has a queen bed. Both bedrooms have a/c, ceiling fan, dresser, bedside tables, hanging closet, luggage rack, bathrobes and slippers. Bedroom 1 also has a 32" TV with internet access for you to use your own account, Netflix, Hulu etc. In addition, a queen-size memory foam sleeper sofa in the living room offers an alternative for guests 3 and 4.

Kitchenette: Has the essentials, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, kettle, steamer, blender, toaster, microwave, single electric hotplate plus all dishes and utensils. There's a a propane BBQ grill on the lanai solely for your use. Ideal for guests doing a little light cooking and take out, rather than preparing large meals (there is no stove/oven). If you prefer a full kitchen please see our other VRBO listing at Tranquil Palms, Palm Cottage. In the VRBO search bar type in 1426728 and you'll find it.

Dining: There's comfy dining seating for four guests on the lanai and in addition, a dining table for four guests inside the living/dining room.

Living: There's a loveseat and two push-back recliners. There is a 43" Samsung Smart TV with an internet streaming service and also access to Netflix, Hulu etc for use with your own account.

Laundry: New Samsung washer/dryer for your exclusive use in the apartment, located in bedroom 2.

Breakfast: We provide packaged snacks and breakfast food items for you to have a self-catered light-island breakfast at the time of your choosing. Tea and coffee are also provided. The above is meant as a starter supply of breakfast foods to get you going until your first grocery shopping trip. But let us know if you need restocking on any items.

We are located on 2-acres in a serene setting. Feel free to pick ripe fruit in season for breakfast or a snack.

Location: Areca Suite is a peaceful, rural location to get away from crowds and enjoy nearby waterfalls, hiking and communing with nature, but still close to shops and restaurants. We are about 10-minutes to the nearest beaches (Hookipa, Baldwin, Sprecklesville), great restaurants and 20 minutes from Costco, Walmart and Target in Kahului. If you prefer the Central - South beaches of Kihei they are just a short 30-minute drive away. Jaws Country Store is 2-minutes away which has handy items and also serves to-go food and coffee/smoothies.

Nearby things to do: We’re located near the beginning of “The Road to Hana” and so there’s plenty to do right here. It s a beautiful tropical location, with lush greenery and flowers and impressive waterfalls. Twin falls is a short distance away, also Na ili ili-haele Stream & Waterfalla nd Waikamoi Nature Trailhead. The Gardens in Haiku are nearby and The Garden of Eden Arboretum is a short drive away. There’s great stores and galleries in Paia and Makawao (approx 6 miles each) or visit Haleakala for that once in a lifetime experience.

Whatever you choose to do throughout the day, you can relax on your lanai (deck) for a peaceful evening.

Minimum renter age: 21.
Principals only.

Well-behaved children are welcome when accompanied by their well-behaved parents looking to share the peace and serenity of Tranquil Palms. :) Children age 10+, please, as the premises have not been child-proofed.

Tranquil Palms is fully-licensed by Maui County and the State of Hawaii:

Permit numbers: BBPH20180002 / SUP220180001
State Tax Number: TA-051-974-7584-01

Minimum night stay of 3 nights may be available in between booked dates subject to availability. Please contact us if your preferred dates are not available to try our other VRBO listing, Palm Cottage. #1426728.
Guest accommodations at this apartment offer irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Robert and Stephanie Oswald

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Property Registration Number TA-051-974-7584-01,GE-051-974-7584-01

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Haiku, this apartment is in a rural area and by the sea. Garden of Eden Arboretum is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kahului Bay and Kaumahina State Wayside Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Hookipa Beach Park - 11 min drive
  • Kuau Bay Beach - 11 min drive
  • Paia Bay - 12 min drive
  • H.A. Baldwin Beach State Park - 13 min drive
  • Baldwin Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Kahului, HI Airport (OGG) - 24 min drive


  • Baked on Maui — 5 min drive
  • Island Taco — 8 min drive
  • Satrang — 8 min drive
  • Veg Out — 8 min drive
  • Maui Kombucha — 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property for 2 families
This was a great location and space for our two families to have a great time near the road to Hana. We stayed at the unit up on the hill (plusses are AMAZING sunset and morning wake-up views) and our friends stayed at the stand-alone unit down the hill a bit. (Plusses for that unit are that you're a bit more removed, and there is an oven/range/dishawasher). Since the lower unit had the better set-up for cooking, we were able to have a lot of meals there, and then enjoy sunsets/morning coffees up top. Worked out great!

5/5 Excellent

Private, Quiet & Immaculate - In Just The Right Spot
Robert & Stephanie were kind and excellent hosts. The Areca Suite is private and quiet with a view that made each meal we ate taste that much better! We've stayed in many rentals over the years and this one was, hands-down, the cleanest we have ever stayed in. Not even a hint of dust on top of the fridge. The Areca Suite is primed and ready for your Maui vacation, complete with beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards and beach bag. All these items and the kitchenette meant we only had to 'bring ourselves' and do a bit of grocery shopping. Ha'Iku is on the North Shore and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist resorts - which suited us very well. The Haiku Market and several food trucks were a few minutes away with Pa'Ia 10 minutes down the road. For cyclists, the Areca Suite is a great departure spot for a climb up Haleakala (Sea to Summit) or ride on the Road to Hana (recommend Ka'Anae Point stop and stretch). We would definitely stay with Robert & Stephanie again.

5/5 Excellent

Right next to road to Hana

5/5 Excellent

Best stay on the trip
Amazing experience staying here. Quiet and charming property with great amenities. If you’re traveling the road to Hana, this is the place to stay!

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
We’re basically happy with this house except one thing. The owner lived on the second floor of this 2-story building. He went into our room and turned off the air conditioner when we were out. He did this without asking our permission to go into our rooms. He did send a text message reminding me to turn off AC when I were out. It is totally unacceptable. Without my permission, he couldn’t get in my room.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021