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Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas

Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas


Property Details

Updated: Dec 20, 2014
Studio Cottage, Centrally Located

STPH 20120014


Private and clean; green and off-the-grid 200 sq-ft cottage adjacent to jungle, natural pools, waterfalls and all the North Shore goodness. Just 30 minutes from the airport, and 15-20 from Paia Town, Haiku, Makawao and a dozen great uncrowded North Shore beaches. Earthy, peaceful and private; perfect for couples and a solid value.

The Studio cottage is a 200 sq-ft one room cottage with a queen bed, table, kitchentte, small deck, and private yard with outdoor space. It is a perfect accommodation for active people who plan on day-tripping around our beautiful island and want a serene natural place to make home-base for their adventures.


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!

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!)

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. The private outdoor jungle shower is a guest favorite that we continually hear rave reviews about when we follow up with guests.

Tap water comes from rainwater catchment. This is a giant tank of rain water. It is crystal clear and regularly treated to sanitary specifications, so washing dishes, toothbrushing, etc. are all fine – though drinking it may be reserved for more adventurous folks! (Guests are provided with a large pitcher of filtered drinking water to start off at checkin.)

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 w/iPod Dock & small selection of excellent Hawaiian music provided.


The kitchenette has a solid granite countertop and is equipped with a simple two-burner propane camping stove. Propane is provided. The kitchenette is also fully stocked with quality dishes, glassware, tableware, pots, pans, microwave, toaster-oven, coffee maker and fridge.


There is a main house on the property, and the Studio Cottage is tucked away in its own private corner. Solo travelers will appreciate that the main house and friendly neighbors live on adjacent properties – so other people are close enough that you won’t feel isolated. Residents in the main house are very conscious of guests and while you may see children playing, or otherwise be aware of the family presence, no one will intrude upon your personal space.

The cottage overlooks tropical plants, coconut, pineapple, ginger, hibiscus and heliconia are plentiful.

Bathroom & Hot Shower

The bathroom is simple yet functional with just a standard toilet. The sink is in the kitchenette. A stepping-stone path leads behind the cottage to an outdoor bamboo shower (yes, it has hot water!) nestled among mango, awapuhi ginger, heliconia, ‘ape (elephant ear) and ferns. We hear from guests regularly that just love this shower, and we’re sorry to tell you that after you shower here, you’ll probably never look at showering inside the same again :)


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.

The Twin Falls Studio 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.


These are our favorite of the uncrowded, non-touristy North Shore beaches. Once you've been to these miles of serene uncrowded beaches, going to hotel beaches seems silly :)

- Baby Beach

Great for kids, lap swimmers and beachcombers. Also very scenic.

- Ho’okipa Beach Park

You can watch some of the best windsurfers in the world here. Also has very regular surf breaks.

- Baldwin Cove

Calm cove, great for escaping the wind when the sand is blowing!

- Baldwin Beach Park

A long, sandy beach with plenty of parking, lifeguards and facilities.

- Tavares Beach

Popular with locals. Good surf break, too.

- Kuau Cove aka Beach at Mama’s Fish House

A small tide pool beach. Kids love exploring here.

- Paia Bay

Great for advanced boogie boarders. Also has a good surf break.

- Paia Secret Beach

Secluded and clothing optional.

- Jaws

In the winter you can watch big-wave surfers defy sanity!

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm an author and live in another home on the property. I discovered Maui was my soul's long-lost home in the 90's and whenever we came back home to visit, we found this area to be the best home base for our adventures around the island. When we moved to Maui in 2004, we spent three years searching for the perfect place, renting and moving five times to feel out different areas before we found the perfect location in 2007. We have had hundreds of thrilled visitors over these years, and hope to add you as one too!

Speaks:: english

8 Reviews

Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui
Montreal, Canada

Perfect gateway - Jungle retreat

  • 5 of 5
Well maintained cottage - great access into Hana road and waterfalls - away from the crowd and noise - would definitively recommend.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui

A true Maui experience

  • 4 of 5
Lilikoi jungle cottage is off the beaten path surrounded by tropical jungle, not a sound is heard throughout the night, peaceful yet not lonely, nestled in under a blanket of stars. Waking up to the sound of birds and the intoxicating aroma of fresh grass and thick foliage was an amazing treat. It's a fantastic retreat and very romantic.
Lilikoi jungle cottage is just what it says it is, a sweet quaint cottage with all the basic amenities. I recommend this place for all who want what I call a real Maui experience, and sink into the natural beauty of the island.
The small porch was an excellent place for a morning beverage while observing the bountiful bird life, and the deck served nicely as a place for morning yoga. Staying at Lilikoi provided a great way to experience the real beautiful Maui - beauty, peace, exotic, inviting and romantic. Far from noise and mass tourism, yet close enough to everything.
I felt so recharged after a week here. The cottage is 5 minutes away from the famous road to Hana, and close to the town of Paia. The listing description was accurate and the cottage was exactly like in the photos. The outdoor shower was very private and just wonderful! The owners were friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a true Maui experience! I would also recommend a stroll through the neighborhood as well as driving 15 minutes to Paia, to enjoy the extra long happy hour at Milagro's, and swimming at Baldwin beach (maybe not in that order!). The cottage is near multiple water falls.
I will go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui
United States

Cottage Adventure

  • 4 of 5
Our arrival to the cute small cottage was a pleasant surprise with welcoming Hawaiian music to set the mood of paradise. Our short stay here was enjoyable, quiet and with the sounds of nature -just what we love. A perfect place for couples to getaway for some quiet time with each other with a little adventure just outside the door. We absolutely love the easy hike down to the ocean platform.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We spent Christmas (Dec 23 - 26th) at Lilikoi Cottage and we loved everything about it. We were greeted with chocolates with macadamia nuts and Hawaiian music playing on the cd player and it was so nice after a long day of travel. We truly loved the outdoor shower, which had hot water and was very private. The cottage is cozy, but just perfect for two people. It is a perfect little escape from the touristy parts of Maui, and was the perfect place to start off our Maui adventures. We'd definitely come back one day!
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui
Matawan, NJ

Peace and Tranquility in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5
After staying in countless resorts for years, this was a huge change of pace and we absolutely loved it. The cottage was clean, charming and cozy. We enjoyed the outdoor shower complete with geckos and tropical foliage. Trails on the property lead you to secluded waterfalls, natural pools and an overlook to a magnificent ocean view. The property owner was friendly and attentive. This jungle cottage experience makes it difficult for us to want to stay at a resort again.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Private Jungle Cottage - Waterfalls, Natural Pools, Ocean Vistas
Huelo Maui
san francisco

Local Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at Private Jungle Cottage and can not wait to visit again ! The property was well maintained and a great place to relax after a day of surfing.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

The location is perfect for our active family of six. We can walk out our door and be swimming in waterfall pools or hiking jungle in minutes. We can drive to a dozen beautiful uncrowded beaches in 15-20 minutes. All the rest of this spectacularly perfect island is an easy reach.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Dozens of natural pools and waterfalls make their way down the mountain to the ocean. These waterfalls and pools aren't in the tourist guidebooks, so you will almost always have them all to yourself!

The shoreline here is dramatic, there are several walks and hikes along the shoreline and down to the ocean.

Twin Falls is practically our neighbor.

The Bamboo Forest is just 4 miles away.

We're close to Pa'ia, and Makawao.

The Road to Hana begins here.

Closer + avoid traffic bottlenecks to Kula, Ulapalakua and Haleakala Park vs. staying in resort areas.

About the same drive-time to Iao Valley and Kahului as the resorts are.

About twenty minutes more to drive to either resort area vs. staying in one and driving to explore the other (and you should explore it all!)

Drives on this side of Maui are incredibly beautiful, enjoyable and scenic, making day-tripping all over the island an absolute pleasure and a must-do!

To find out if the North Shore is for you, Google 'should I stay on the north shore maui' to see a great article that the system won't let us put a direct link to in here :)


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Updated: Dec 20, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 - December, 2014
May 15 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year's 2015
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
January - February 2015
Jan 8 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
March - May 14, 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • One Time Checkout Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


From the Owner

Being an author and with four active kids - we're all over Maui, all the time. Having this location as our home base has been perfect for our busy family because it allows us to experience living in the serenity of the true, natural Hawaii while still being within easy reach of everything the island has to offer.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic


  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, outdoor shower, Private indoor toilet and sink.
  • There is additionally a private outdoor hot water shower next to the Studio Cottage.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals
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