Hale Mauka Makai

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  • Property Type : House
  • 3 Bedroom
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 6 Sleeps

Claudia Ledesma

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Upon arriving to "Hale Mauka Makai" you are greeted with serenity and beauty.  Gazing toward the mountains you see the Majestic slopes of Haleakala Crater "The Worlds Largest" dormant volcano.  Looking toward the ocean you have a panoramic view of the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Why not admire the fabulous mountain view while relaxing by the pool, stroll through the gardens, picking fresh tropical flowers and fruit from the orchard.

The home is decorated with an Asian and European influence with beautiful artwork throughout the home.  The entryway leads into a spacious living area with inlayed hardwood floors.  Furnishings are comfortable and contemporary, providing an atmosphere of tranquility and elegance.

"A chefs dream" is the best way to describe this custom gourmet kitchen.  The design features elaborate finished cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a microwave oven, a Jenn-Air Range and many other amenities.  The  granite countertop and bar,  finish off the decor and provide an ample workspace for dining or entertaining.

The master bedroom is spacious and elegant with large closets for storing your clothes and other items.  The bed is a California King and is positioned for an optimal view of the mountains.  The master bathroom is equipped with a shower and features a Jacuzzi tub, which also provides magnificent ocean and mountain views.  A private lanai is attached to the bedroom, giving you a perfect area for reading or just to have a peaceful moment.

The first guestroom is equipped with 2 twin beds, spacious closets and is adorned with artwork.  The private bathroom features a shower and also has a Jacuzzi tub.  Stepping out to the private lanai that is attached, gives you spectacular views of the slopes of Haleakala Crater.

The second guestroom is decorated with artwork and is equipped with a Queen size bed and a private bathroom.  As with all the bedrooms of our home, this guestroom also features a private lanai with spectacular views.

Finishing off this wonderful home is the large covered lanai that is adjacent to the living area.  It features comfortable wood patio furniture and a superior barbecue grill.  The grass area is immense, providing a wonderful area for children to play,  practicing your pitching wedge, or just admiring the tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean, which provide a perfect backdrop.

Hale Mauka Makai includes everything your heart desires. In addition to the typical amenities offered by other vacation homes, some of the luxuries offered at Hale Mauka Makai include a hydraulic pool cover and outdoor warm water shower, indoor and outdoor surround sound, water filtration system, gourmet stainless steel kitchen with espresso machine, mini wine cellar, fish pot, etc. There is free wireless internet access throughout the house as well as a complete office setup. For those traveling with little ones, Hale Mauka Makai has a baby highchair and travel bed/playpen.

The Hale Mauka Makai property includes gardens, palm nursery, an orchard, and vegetable garden where guests can pick fresh tropical flowers or delectable Maui fruit. The spacious lawn is perfect for a relaxing stroll or some practice with your pitching wedge. Guests can enjoy the ocean view from the main deck, while having breakfast, lunch or dinner, prepared in the all stainless gourmet kitchen.

This is a home,not a vacation rental!
Our amenities include everything your heart desires.

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50% deposit required to hold reservation, balance due 90 days prior to arrival.


Notice of cancellation must be received AT LEAST 90 DAYS prior to arrival date to receive a refund less a

10% cancellation fee. If notice of cancellation is received WITHIN 60 days of arrival date, all payments will

be forfeited unless the house is re-rented.


Amenities & Activities

  • Private Charcoal Barbecue
  • Private Gas Barbecue
  • Bathtub
  • Spa Bath/Jetted Tub
  • Shower
  • Alfresco Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • California King Bed
  • Crib
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
Child Friendly
  • Babysitting Available
  • Playground
  • Play Equipment
  • Child Friendly
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Television Amplifier
  • Cable TV
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Stereo
  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • Telescope
  • Board Games
  • Games
  • Reading Library
  • Pet Friendly
  • Telephone
  • Linens Included
  • Safe deposit Box
  • No Smoking
  • Voicemail
  • Secluded
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Printer
  • Fax
  • Gas Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Trash Compactor
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Water Filter
  • Utensils
  • of Place Settings
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini Fridge
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Whirlpool Bath
Layout and Decor
  • Antiques
  • Designer Furnishings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Professionally Decorated
  • Skylight
  • Spacious
  • Vaulted Ceilings
Maid Service
  • Maid Service Available
Outside Living
  • Backyard
  • Lanai
  • Deck
  • Fenced Yard
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
Swimming Pool
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Car Recommended
Nearby Activities
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Movie Theatre
  • Paddle Boats
  • Parasailing
  • Rodeo
  • Sailboarding
  • Shopping Malls
  • Sightseeing
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Walking Tours
  • Water Parks
  • Water Skiing
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mountain views:Waterfalls
Nearby Attractions
  • Oceanfront
  • Near Beach
  • Safe Swimming Beach
  • Near Golf
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants

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Privacy in Paradise

Living/Dining Room

Gourmet Kitchen

Master Bedroom

Green Room

Master Bathroom

Outside View

Ocean View Lanai

Additional Rate Information

1-2 people $575
3-4 people $650
5-6 people $750

Monthly rates (except holidays)
1-2 people $13,000.00
3-4 people $15,000.00
5-6 people $17,000.00

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Location Information


Most beautiful island and beaches in the world. Fabulous ocean activities. Best climate in the world.


It is paradise.


Hale Mauka Makai is centrally located on the beautiful island of Maui, just 5 minutes from fine dining, quaint towns with great shopping and world class windsurfing and surfing sites. This house is almost perfectly centered between the popular town of Lahaina and the beautiful drive to Hana.


Why come to Hawaii?


All year round


By air




None. Wear sunscreen and never turn your back to the ocean.





Guest Reviews

Escape back in time

  • Cap\'n Willy
  • Feb 01,2011

I lived in Hawaii from 1975 til 1978 and never missed a day being astounded by the beauty of it all. For 34 years I have steadfastly refused to return lest I would have my memories destroyed by the overwhelming commercialization and crowding that have occurred since I left. Having remarried ten years ago, I finally relented to my new wife\'s implorings to visit, but I would not be a part of the Kaanapali/Makena madness. So I searched the net and found Hale Mauka Makai after much time spent looking for what I remembered about the Hawaiian paradise I once knew. The fear I had of disappointment when we arrived vanished when we arrived on the grounds, a surprisingly short drive from the airport. This was exactly the Hawaii I remembered! Wide open acreage, cooing doves, rampant with blooming flowers everywhere and a drop dead gorgeous house and grounds with absolute utter privacy. looking down to the ocean on one side and at Haleakala on the other. Trees laden with a variety of tropical fruits are begging to be picked and the pool is pristine. Claudia, Kevin, and little Nohealani will meet you when you unpack and then, unless you ask, you see no one and no other dwelling for the rest of your stay. There is among the owner\'s family that exceedingly rare quality that makes you feel like you\'ve known them before and would love to know them forever. I\'ve read travel reviews more than I care to count over the years in search of our travel destinations, but I have never written one. Hale Mauka Makai and the Ledesma family changed that. Take it from me--- I\'ve lived the classic Hawaiian paradise years ago, and I\'m here to tell it is still alive and well if you know where to look.

Truly Paradise

  • Vivian
  • Feb 01,2011

We were a mess Full of Stress We arrived At Hale Mauka Makai And felt the caress Of the Maui gods and godess A sigh of relief And we decompress This is truly Paradise No more no less We ABSOLUTELY loved this place. We have been home over a month now and think of it daily, and are saving our $ to go back soon. The gods and godess mentioned above, are Claudia and her husband I believe.

Elegant retreat from it all

  • Alsymer
  • Feb 01,2011

My wife and I spent a week at Claudia\'s lovely home with my parents and two adult sisters. The home is beautifully located on private acreage surrounded by palms, hibiscus, lemon, papaya and various other plantings. We were amazed at how thoughtfully arranged the whole home is, thanks to the care and attention of the owner. Claudia, our gracious hostess, came by after we had settled in and gave us the grand tour of the property, and a friendly review of all that the house has to offer. The home is expertly appointed with all of the conveniences of home, plus many unexpected perks. Every guest room has its own bathroom and all are charmingly decorated. We were most amazed at how quickly we felt right at home at Hale Mauka Makai. Dinners on the lanai, freshly squeezed lemonade from trees on the grounds, afternoon dips in the pool, cool evening breezes flowing through the home with scents of the sea ... it was so hard to leave. The home is within walking distance of Haiku, which has all the basics of a small town, and only a short drive from Paia for those that wish to tackle some surf. All in all, as our first time in Hawaii, it will be difficult to ever top the experience and we will certainly be back as soon as possible.

Paradise Found

  • G.K.
  • Feb 01,2011

Wanted a place away from the busy tourist environment. Hale Mauka Makai was that plus much more. Very private with beautiful grounds on several acres. A swimming pool all to ourselves. I won\'t even try to describe the interior of the home. I will just say that it is beautiful but yet comfortable & inviting. Claudia is the ultimate host. Very concerned that our stay was all that we expected. Only negative is that adult children would like me to take them back every year.

Hawaiian Perfection

  • Renee
  • Feb 01,2011

My husband, 9-year-old son and I stayed at the lovely Hale Mauka Makai for two weeks in June. We wanted to come back for our son\'s Fall Break now in October, but, sadly, this beautiful house was already booked. The photos of the house, its rooms and the grounds caught my eye and piqued my interest. But, we (especially my husband) were sold after reading the reviews posted by previous guests. They loved it and so did we! Hale Mauka Makai is quiet, relaxing and private. The house has every amenity, is spotless, lovely and comfortable. The grounds are just beautiful! Of course, our son loved the pool... I like room service, but I did NOT miss it here because the kitchen is set up so well and is so spacious, that I totally enjoyed making my coffee (so easy and delicous using their coffee-maker) and toast myself. I also had fresh papayas, grown here, every day, several times a day. What a treat! My husband and son would drive off early every morning to walk one of three local beaches. The drive would take only 5 or 10 minutes and they\'d walk/explore for an hour or so and come \"home\" to me. This was their special time together and I had my own quiet time while they were gone. They sometimes brought home a treat from a bakery in Paia. We loved being in this part of Maui! We enjoyed feeling more like locals than tourists. However, we did do \"touristy\" things, such as going up to Haleakala, road to Hana, snorkeling at Black Rock, taking a flight to see the vocano on the Big Island, etc. We ate in great restaurants, especially Mama\'s Fish House, our favorite (it\'s such a short drive away and they park your car- so easy and relaxing). Claudia Ledesma, the owner of Hale Mauka Makai, was a phone call away if we had any questions or needed anything. Her family has made this house so special for those of us lucky enough to stay here. We did feel lucky! We just settled in and had a proper Hawaiian vacation. I can just close my eyes now and feel transported. Thank you, Claudia (Kevin was traveling, so we did not meet him). We hope to return soon.

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