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Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....Permitted!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPukalani Country Club12 min drive
    Popular LocationKuau Bay Beach16 min drive
    Popular LocationHookipa Beach Park16 min drive
    AirportKahului, HI (OGG)23 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 2
220 sq ft
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....Permitted!

Adults-only cottage in Makawao
This renovated and adorable "Gingerbread House" is a studio cottage nestled amongst beautiful trees and tropical flowers and an organic farm growing Turmeric, Ginger, Papaya, Tangerines, Avocado, Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Macadamia Nuts, Lychee, coffee and tropical flowers.
The cottage is a "tiny home" (220 sq ft) but has high ceilings with a huge window looking out onto the majestic trees. Fully equipped kitchenette, beautifully tiled bathroom, and cedar lined walls. There is internet inside the cottage as well as 3 other systems accessible ON the property both indoors and out that is available to you. We are located in a gulch/valley so cell service is better in some spots on the property than others. We use our cell phones almost exclusively without issue.
The kitchenette is has a coffee maker, microwave, burners, toaster oven and full sized fridge. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and the entire cottage is lined with cedar.
There is a seasonal stream flowing just 50 feet from the cottage with a great spot to sit and sip on coffee or well as an outside table and lanai with a chiminea (outdoor fire chimney). The Cottage has a queen sized bed.
On the adjacent property is The Sacred Garden (free and open to the public) that is a beautiful sanctuary and nursery with two labyrinths, meditation gardens, picnic accessible to our guests.
Jimi Hendrix stayed her in 1970 when he was on Maui filming "Rainbow Bridge". The previous owner was a big wave surfer that Jimi was partying with while on Maui....
We also have a 5 bedroom genuine log house on the property that is also a vacation rental if you have a larger group and want to stay on the property.
This property will feel like you are "away from it all" when you are actually only minutes from shops and restaurants. Makawao Town is just 2 miles away, Haiku Town 3 miles, Paia town about 6 miles and the airport (and Costco) is just 15-20 minutes. There is a beautiful beach about 12 minutes drive away, great hiking 10 minutes away and Haleakala National Park is just 50 minutes from here. We are located at about 1100 feet in elevation so it is 10 degrees cooler than sea level which makes it perfect weather nearly all year round. (60's at night, 60-80's in the day). We are on the boarder of the "wet side" which makes for lots of be rainy at certain cozy, green, lush and you can almost always drive to where it is not raining. The best of both worlds.
We are happy to assist you with planning or booking other activities and have masseuses and other personal and spiritual growth practitioners, life coaches and relationship educators if you would like more of a retreat experience. The Sacred Garden also offers classes by donation, meditations on Sunday morning and full moon labyrinth walks monthly.
We own a scuba/snorkel charter so if you are interested in getting out to Molokini Crater we are happy to assist you.
The Gingerbread House is located on a gated property of 8.5 acres of lush. We are a working farm, and there is a main house on the we are right next door if you need anything. We respect the balance between privacy and availability in the case of need.
Permit numbers: STMP 2015/0001 SUP2 2013/0013
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


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

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Studio


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Near laundromat


  • No pets allowed

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 220 sq ft (20 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 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

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

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-120-338-0224-01,GE-120-338-0224-01

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted House Makawao
Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted House
Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted Makawao
Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted
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Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted! Cottage
Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted! Makawao
Adorable 1930's Gingerbread House....permitted! Cottage Makawao

About this area


Located in Makawao, this cottage is in a rural area. Pukalani Country Club and The Dunes at Maui Lani are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Haleakala National Park and Kahului Bay. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pukalani Country Club - 12 min drive
  • Lower Paia Park - 14 min drive
  • H.A. Baldwin Beach State Park - 14 min drive
  • Kuau Bay Beach - 16 min drive
  • Hookipa Beach Park - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Kahului, HI Airport (OGG) - 23 min drive


  • Casanova — 4 min drive
  • Polli's Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Sip Me — 4 min drive
  • Makawao Steak House — 5 min drive
  • Market Fresh Bistro — 5 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

So peaceful!
This cabin is the most peaceful and beautiful place we could find to stay on Maui! Such a comfortable space with everything you need. Great host! Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

What a Wonderful Place to Stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the Gingerbread House. Located in upcountry, it's the perfect place to stay to get away from the crowds and bustle close to the coast. We loved sitting outside at nights with the cool wind and quietness of the property. During the day, I enjoyed walking around the farm looking at all of the birds and fruit trees. The chickens were very happy to see us as I guess they've been fed before. I was a little unnerved at first as they got really close, but they never got aggressive and were a source of amusement. The house is exactly as it's depicted on the site. It's small and cozy and perfect for two people. The cedar walls give it a great aroma. Upon arrival, we looked through the very helpful book with the rules for our stay and recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. Coming from Atlanta, we were a little worried that with no A/C it might get warm at night; there was nothing to worry about! The nights were very cool and the ceiling fan kept the air moving. The bed was super comfortable and my wife LOVED the bathroom. And I be remiss to say that one of the highlights of the trip was meeting the owner's golden retriever, Kumu. She was so happy and friendly and made missing our dogs a little easier. We'd definitely stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful getaway!
Wonderful little cottage, in a beautiful green setting close to Makawoa and Paia, complete with lovely hosts. It was a great location to spend time, and also a great launch pad from which to explore the road to Hana and Haleakala. I would definitely recommend it :)

4/5 Good

Secluded, Quiet, Cozy Cabin
Beautiful surroundings, we spent time walking around the grounds, including lots of time spent at the Sacred Garden. Cabin had everything we needed, and the wifi (though not essential) was nice to have and mostly reliable. Eve was great, enjoyed talking with her. Will book again for sure.