Your Private Retreat; Sauna, Pool, Hot-tub, Tennis


Entire residential home hosted by Cathy

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 5 bathrooms
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Pililani is a four acre property offering complete privacy for our guests. It's a tropical paradise, with a spacious five bedroom home, tropical fish ponds, pool, hot-tub, sauna, tennis, and amazing tropical grounds. Escape from the frantic pace of the mainland, a relax and unwind in upcountry Maui.

The space
Pililani means "close to heaven", which is an appropriate expression for this property. The magic of this land clearly speaks for itself, let alone the fabulous house and the many wonderful amenities. This is a heartful, warm and cozy place which is also cheery, vibrant and fun. Pililani is the ultimate gathering place for two or ten, for friends or families. When walking through the beautifully landscaped grounds, whether picking tropical flowers or sampling the fruit from the orchards, you can feel that this place is nourishing to the soul. Pililani is a carefree retreat, completely removed from ordinance stresses. It is really what Maui is all about.
This is an exceptional upcountry property, suited to travelers looking for a unique home in a rural setting. Very careful attention has been paid to every detail. Entry to the property is through a custom crafted bronze gate. The long driveway winds through a hedged area, to parking spaces at the back of the house.
The first view of the house is looking through the glass walkways, across the fish ponds, to the pool and cabana area beyond. With it's unique Thai style, and quality cedar construction, the house is definitely architecturally pleasing, and a memorable structure. The entire four acre property is hedged or fenced, to provide a high level of privacy. A huge investment has been made in landscaping this property, resulting in hundreds of tropical plants and trees, flowers, citrus trees, and a variety of mature palm trees. Nestled within the wings of the house is a tropical fish pond with a variety of exotic fish and water lilies. Every area of this property has an interesting or special feature - from the garden for cut flowers, to the herb patch, to the 'spirit garden', to the reading chair tucked into a garden grove, each was created to enchant children and adults alike.
The recreation area can keep you occupied for hours! To one side is a fully wind screened, regulation size tennis court with a viewing area. The forty foot swimming pool is surrounded by a flagstone patio. Sitting next to the pool is a large hot-tub, and a sauna. The pool cabana has a sink, small refrigerator, deluxe gas grill, and plenty of outdoor furniture. The house was designed with flexibility in mind. The main wing of the house offers three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, huge living/dining room, and a gourmet kitchen. There are plenty of windows giving the room a warm glow of light. The peaked roof is supported by two huge cedar pillars. Other features include wood floors, tiled kitchen and custom tiled bathrooms, granite and butcher block counters, Viking range, laundry, TV, DVD, CD stereo, telephone, and answering machine. The front of the main living room opens to a covered deck, leading down to a platform at the edge of the fish pond.
To each side of the main wing are covered walkways, leading to two master suites each with queen bed, sitting area, work desk, fully tiled bathroom, TV/DVD, CD stereo.
Why do I consider this home unique?   “Unique” to me is the experience, rather than the size/look/furnishings of a home.  It’s a home that begs families to reconnect and create new memories.   Our Pililani property has everything you could want – fruit orchard, fish ponds, pool, hot-tub, sauna, tennis court, but yet it’s the small things that delight the guests.  For example, the Fairy Garden, a resting place for fairies as they travel through the area.   Or the custom mosaics that are discovered in unusual places.   Can’t find grandma?  She probably discovered the reading nook tucked into an alcove of gardenia bushes.  Perhaps “unique” is the amazing outdoor shower that’s tiled to look like a wave.  Many of our guests have never showered outdoors until they come to Pililani.  When they depart, they’re trying to figure out how to build an outdoor shower at home.   There’s “discovery”, as a young child sees fruit growing on trees, rather than sitting on a shelf in the supermarket.  And the warm glow as a grandparent teaches a toddler to swim in the pool, or a parent teaches their child how to swing a tennis racket.   At the end of the day, hear the contented sigh of a cyclist as they settle into the sauna after a ride to the summit of Haleakala (quite a feat).
This is what makes Pililani “unique”, and always a favorite of our guests.

Escape from everyday life! We look forward to welcoming you to Pililani.

Our Maui County rental permit allows us to accommodate up to ten guests including all children. We are able to make an exception for one additional infant UNDER the age of two at time of travel.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
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Where you’ll be

Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii, United States

A vacation in Upcountry Maui is an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle, and experience a different side of Maui. Set just a short way above sea level, Pililani is just a couple of miles from the town center of Haiku, with a variety of amenities and services. Makawao town is only ten minutes from the house, and Paia approximately 15 minutes from the house.

Hosted by Cathy

  1. Joined in August 2015
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We're a small property management company in Haiku Maui. We have a lovely collection of homes in Haiku, Kula, Paia and Spreckelsville. We enjoy providing unique lodging to each and every guest. Our local staff can quickly assist when you have questions or need local information. Stop by our office in "downtown" Haiku to visit. We'd love to meet you.
We're a small property management company in Haiku Maui. We have a lovely collection of homes in Haiku, Kula, Paia and Spreckelsville. We enjoy providing unique lodging to each and…

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We're just two miles away and can be at the house very quickly to help with any questions or issues. We want to be sure you have a fabulous (and comfy) vacation at the Pililani property.

Cathy is a Superhost

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  • Language: English
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