Hale Mauka Makai in Haiku
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"2007, 2008, 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Magazine has named Irene Ann Aroner, President and Owner of Tropical Villa Vacations as a "Villa Rental Specialist" for Hawai'i. This is the third year in a row that Irene has earned this prestigious recognition. Less than 50 villa rental specialists were chosen from around the world for this distinction."

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Rave Reviews From Our Satisfied Guests

Sun tan lotion-$5.95, Loud Hawaiian shirt-$29.95, Staying at your house-priceless! Mahalo!

We particularly appreciate the privacy of the home due to the beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding it as well as our ability to walk outside our door to pick papayas, star fruit, bananas, lemons, limes, and much more. The pool area is also very private and affords a full days sun. Honestly, we seldom go to the beach because we enjoy the privacy we have in sunbathing and swimming in the pool. It also has a panoramic view of Haleakala Volcano where we have gone hiking on numerous occasions. The kitchen is well equipped and we have held dinner parties during our stay.

The home is located just a short distance from popular beaches and island restaurants such as Mama's Fish House and Haliimaile General Store. The casual laid back town of Paia offers wonderful shops, restaurants, one of the best health food stores we have ever shopped, and a gallery of local artists. Haiku and Makawao are close by and the Maui Gym and Maui Studio in Haiku offer a tremendous variety of exercise and dance classes as well as special events and workshops.

My partner and I have rented Claudia's Hale Mauka Makai on Maui for at least the past four years, usually beginning the middle of December for four to six weeks. We often extend our stay if it is available. We first rented the home after viewing it on the internet and we were not disappointed when we arrived. Their are many homes to rent on the island, but Claudia's house has a warm Hawaiian plantation feel. The design of the home is quite unique and the quality of the workmanship and the furnishings throughout the house are extraordinary, and reflect the owner's loving care.

A week at Hale Mauka Makai was as relaxing as 2 weeks at the best Spa Resort in the world! Bob and I never left the north shore and spent as much time here at home as possible. We so enjoyed the well stocked kitchen, as we love to cook when we have the time. Thanks for creating such a remarkable slice of heaven for us to enjoy. We are puddles and we'll be back soon!

What a perfect place! We felt right at home, so comfortable. The views, yard, fruits, pool, grill... everything was just perfect. We love Paia, Anthony's coffee after a run to the beach... Jacques for dinner, we really enjoyed the town too. Hikes, waterfalls, beaches, windsurfing, it all comes together so well. Thank you for a wonderful week!

Wake up, pick Papaya, eat, repeat. GREAT TIME!

Our family came to celebrate Mom's 60th birthday. We wanted something that would be memorable and we got it!!!!!! We enjoyed our time together in this beautiful place. Thank you!

Great home, great place, great island! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves to the max. We are hooked and plan to repeat. You have done a fantastic job accommodating your home. Everything one could ask for is here. I want to personally thank you two for getting me back in the water. I love Hookipa! What a fun break. This trip has kick-started my surfing, even my 8 year old daughter went out with me on the west side and stood up! We got it on Video!!! Thanks for your hospitality!

I love your house so much! If I had enough money I would buy this house. My three favorite things are the kitchen, the view and my room (the one with the big bed and the tiger sheets). The pool is really neat and I can swim by myself in it. When the telephones ring, they ring at different times and they all have different sounds. Thank you SO much!

We have been thrilled to be able to spend our vacation in this fabulous home. The experience has been almost indescribable! Within the shortest time, we were completely at home here. Indeed, while on excursions to Lahaina, or Hana, or Haleakala, we would all talk about what we would do when we returned home. Meaning to this house. The amenities, such as the sound system, the Jacuzzi and others, have helped make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for the care and effort you put in to making this place the LUXURY CAPITAL OF MAUI.

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable vacation. Upcountry was everything we hoped it would be! The house was more beautiful than pictures can describe. We felt very comfortable and at home after meeting the both of you. Thank you so much- we can't believe we fly home tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing your home, for sharing this experience. We could not have been happier, more relaxed. You have put so much love and caring into this home - and while we took a little of that - we have also left a little piece of our hearts with you!! We can not wait to visit again!

Your house was a blessing! We had a wonderful time! Thank you for this lovely week in Paradise.

Every now and then we all find peace and happiness. Trying to find it, however, is not so easy sometimes. Hale Mauka Makai is a sure bet! Your home is both beautiful in location and beautiful in design. It is decorated to perfection for the ultimate in the Maui experience. You can bet we will take this gem back to our friends and family! It was also wonderful to meet you both, you are true Aloha hosts.

Heaven on earth! Thanks sooo much... For the hospitality, the fun, the pool...everything! You two are great!

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We were so comfortable and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. We enjoyed visiting this side of the island very much and all the small upcountry towns and hope to come here and stay again.

Thank you so much for letting my entire family stay in your beautiful house! The grounds were truly relaxing and the views fantastic. We really enjoyed the papayas, the lilikoi and the coconuts! My dad had a blast golfing on your grounds. Most of all thank you for your warm, generous Aloha spirit.

We had the most relaxing week in your beautiful home! We enjoyed the pool, the beautiful setting and the fantastic ambiance in this great house. The fresh fruit and flowers at our finger tips was a real treat.

Your home is fabulous! From the amazingly luxurious decorating to the clean home like feel, from the gorgeous views to the peaceful surroundings, this is the ideal vacation home. Your beautiful place made our experience in Maui complete. Thank you!

Thank you for creating this sanctuary and sharing it with us. Our sons agreed this was the best vacation place. The noise they made out at the pool could attest to that! We found ourselves referring to this as home and truly felt like we'd come home when returning from our many excursions. You've done such lovely things with this home, a true inspiration!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We'll have unforgettable memories for our first trip to Hawaii. What a view, ocean on one side, mountains on the other. It will be hard to go back home to cold weather in Illinois.

Thank you so much! The house is sooo lovely- truly made our dream vacation. We are already looking forward to next Christmas- we sincerely appreciate your warm hospitality.

The house is beautiful and relaxing and OHH!! what a peaceful location!! Thanks!

Thank you for making our first trip to Hawaii one of the best vacations we have taken to date! Your house is incredible and has everything we needed a dream home away from home. The only mistake was not staying longer! Our kids will never forget this!!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Maui and especially your lovely home. The girls had lots of fun in the pool and everyone loved the fresh Papayas!

Thank you so much for letting us stay in quite simply the most beautiful house! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was so good to just chill out in such lovely surroundings. The gardens I know take much work, but the results are so worthwhile! The ambiance of the scenery and the elegant, yet relaxing home you have created, make a holiday a dream come true!

We truly enjoyed our family Thanksgiving stay at you beautiful home and property. It was just PERFECT! The children loved the pool as well as the football and baseball they could play in your yard. Thanks for being such considerate hosts! MAHALO!

We've been home since last Sunday night, but our hearts are in Maui! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful home. We LOVED it! We're looking forward to our next visit already!

Better than home! Hale Mauka Makai has left an indelible mark in our memories. Too perfect!

Thank you for sharing your Magnificent home with us.'It is gorgeous! From the floor plan to the little details. We truly enjoyed it! We appreciate all the things such as the sound system, the authentic furnishings,the deck, the grill and-well everything. It will be very hard to go back to reality.

Wow! What a wonderful home-looks like it just came out of the pages of architectural digest, beautiful! We had such a wonderful stay! If you EVER want to sell, please call us!