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Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
103 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Sheets and towels washed at 140°F


Explore the area

Popular LocationMaui Arts and Cultural Center8 min drive
Popular LocationQueen Ka’ahumanu Center9 min drive
Popular LocationMaui Nui Botanical Gardens9 min drive
AirportKahului, HI (OGG)16 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

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

    Watch Whales and Surfers From Deck, Away From Crowds yet Easy Drive Everywhere

    Waterfront cottage with a fitness center
    KAMA'AINA STAYCATION DISCOUNT 50% WITH HDL. Totally private so no face-to-face contact needed. No passing others in hallways, lobbies and elevators. Enjoy peace, quiet & privacy and a big deck and yard. Special disinfecting measures are in place. If your reservation needs to be canceled because the quarantine has been extended, we will refund all your payments to us. Escape the traffic and the touristy areas yet be right on the ocean watching sunrises and moon rises over the ocean, surfers, whales, windsurfers and kite surfers. Our location is central to all the places you will want to go and we are at your service to share our knowledge and love of Maui (by email and phone until vaccine or treatment for Covid 19). The Space Our cottage was built in 2012 and we welcomed our first guests in 2013. It has all appliances , comfy Serta bed, all-cotton bedding, pillows, towels, etc. Sliding mirrored doors separate the bedroom from main room. The cottage sits on the ocean below our upscale neighborhood and your only neighbor is a doctor on one side and us up the hill behind in the home we bought in 1999. If you are traveling with another couple, we also have a room with its own bath in the main house for rent and full use of the rest of the house. See ad at My husband and I stayed in the cottage a couple of nights to check it out and make sure it is homey. The bed is so comfortable -- Serta mattress, plush mattress pad and new all-cotton sheets quilt and shams are wonderful! Now with air-conditioning and Direct TV! And we have an AED in the main house, a Christmas gift from our son! Cottage is stocked with coffee, tea and condiments and bread, bagels and butter in the freezer to get you started on breakfast. We provide you with snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, etc. and give you tips on good things to do and things to avoid. Separate bedroom and bathroom has 2 doors so there is privacy if one person wants to sleep and the other stay up or get up. Plenty of room for two or for a family with a child who can sleep in a crib (available to rent from No Ka Oi Baby Rentals) or on the couch. We can give you each 3 day passes to the YMCA for classes, weights, racquetball or pool. The area we are in is called 'Central Maui' because you can easily drive to everywhere else. Yet our particular location feels more like country with open beach and ocean in front and to the north. Be aware that there is no commercial business within walking distance but the beach and a golf course are there for pleasure walking! Guest Access Anywhere on the property. Interaction with Guests We probably won't interact in person until there's a vaccine or treatment for Covid 19. The Neighborhood Our neighborhood is upscale, our neighbors really friendly owners -- we often have BBQs here with them and always include our guests if they'd like to join us. The beach is right across the road in front of the cottage and when the surf is big, it's great to watch the surfers there. When there's no surf, the beach is empty. We love it both ways! It's not a swimming beach but those are a short drive away and by staying here, one avoids the touristy, hot, dusty surroundings of the beach cities Getting around We have a bus system and Jordan and I can drop guests off on our way places but a car really is recommended as only tour buses go up into the valleys and up to the top of Haleakala. Other Things to Note We stayed in a B & B years ago in Switzerland and the women treated us like family and it had such an impact on us that we try to do the same and make our guests feel at home. On the other hand, you may want to just do your own thing and that's perfectly fine, too. Permit Number: BBWK2014-0001 Hawaii TAT #163-121-7664-01 TA GE# 163-121-7664-01 We have passed rigorous inspections for your health and safety.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
    Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness center.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    gail nagasako
    Speaks English

    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
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • On the beach


    • Shared/communal pool


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car recommended

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Music library
    • Books
    • Video library
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • On the waterfront
    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Whale watching nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 3
    • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at Flexible


    Check-out before Flexible

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions
    Anyone traveling to Hawaii is required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Beginning September 1, travelers who have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival are exempt.


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    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
    Parties and events are allowed on site
    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place
    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Watch Whales Surfers Deck Away Crowds yet Easy Drive Everywhere
    Watch Whales Surfers Deck Away Crowds yet Easy Drive Everywhere

    About this area


    Located in Wailuku, this cottage is in a rural area and on the beach. Maui Ocean Center is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kahului Bay and West Maui Mountains. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby. Our guests love the property's central and quiet location.

    Visit our Wailuku travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Kahului Bay - 6 min drive
    • Maui Arts and Cultural Center - 8 min drive
    • Queen Ka’ahumanu Center - 9 min drive
    • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens - 9 min drive
    • Bailey House Museum - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Station - 44 min drive
    • Kahului, HI Airport (OGG) - 16 min drive


    • Geste Shrimp Truck - 7 min drive
    • A Saigon Cafe - 9 min drive
    • Bistro Casanova - 9 min drive
    • Ramen Ya - 9 min drive
    • Plantation Grindz - 9 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at Flexible.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at Flexible.
    Where is this property located?
    Nestled on the beach, this Wailuku cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coral Beach, Kahului Bay, and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Waiehu Beach and Waihee Beach are also within 5 minutes.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Watch Whales and Surfers From Deck, Away From Crowds yet Easy Drive Everywhere

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      It was a beautiful cottage just across the street from the beach.

      We had a great time.

      5/5 Excellent

        This place is amazing

        This place is amazing!! Jordan and Gail are very kind and try to help anything. They are very warm people. The place is clean, and very cozy and very convenient as everything you need. Also you can see surfers on the balcony every morning:) My next trip to Hawaii will stay here.

        5/5 Excellent

          Waves, surfers, sunshine and hospitality!

          Our hosts greeted us with a warm Hawai’i Aloha! Upon entering the beach bungalow we were welcomed with smooth Hawaiian slack guitar music, beautiful fresh bananas and pineapple. The sound and sights of the beach are directly across the street from the bungalow. Our hosts have organized a bundle of suggestions for hikes, restaurants and Maui attractions! We enjoyed our stay...Mahalo!

          5/5 Excellent

            What a fantastic place!

            The location was great! Centrally located and across the street from the beach. Loved being able to sit on the porch and eat breakfast watching the waves roll in. The weather was beautiful, so we were able to leave the windows open and fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. Such a treat! The home is very privately located, clean, and had everything we needed to make our stay feel like home. Our hosts were very accommodating and easy to work with. (What a fun group to hang out with during the Super Bowl) They made us feel like we were staying with friends. I would come back in a heartbeat and recommend this home to anyone heading to Maui. I can’t thank our hosts enough for having the smallest details covered and being so generous with their time and home. Don’t look any further, this is a true gem. Book it!

            5/5 Excellent

              Great Vacation

              We spent five days at this property and cannot say enough good about it. The cottage is absolutely perfect, the location is beachfront so that from the deck we were able to watch the waves, the surfers and the whales. Gail and Jordan are wonderful hosts and were available for any questions that we had. The freezer was stocked with bagels and there were cold drinks waiting in the refrigerator for us when we arrived. There was shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower and laundry detergent in the laundry room. This is truly the nicest rental property that I have ever stayed in, for many reasons. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is considering it.