Hawaii Hideaways, Inc. debuted in 2004 as an elite, concierge-type rental service offering more than 115 ultra-luxe private homes (valued from $2 million to $34 million) on six Hawaiian islands. When owners aren’t in residence, properties are available for rental. This is the ultimate Hawaiian getaway, specializing in newly built beachfront or ocean view villas with at least four bedrooms and baths as well as luxury amenities such as infinity pools, saunas, jacuzzis, billiard tables, tennis courts, exercise rooms, media centers, state-of-the-art kitchens and private beach access. Designer furnishings include the owners’ collections of artworks and antiques.
The company’s resourceful concierges are prepared to handle all guest requests, whether it’s a private jet and limousine arrangements or, in our case, surfboarding lessons and chef services.
Advance personal consultations assure a good fit as far as location, amenities and other features are concerned. For example, for our Maui stay we had a choice of a location among milder, sunnier Waimea sites, where shopping and restaurants are plentiful, or on the wilder, more rugged and a bit more private Kapalua sites, where surfing and golfing are prime.
The property we tested, Infinity Bay, in the Kapalua area, was owned by an artist with galleries in Lahaina whose works dominated the modern decor of the villa. Other outstanding features were a sweeping staircase, two-story windows with ocean views, 24 flat screen TVs and an exercise room that would put many commercial gyms to shame.
We were impressed with the decor of the Kapalua Crest villa next door, executed with a restrained Asian air and containing a true chef’s kitchen. Its palm-lined terrace was a good spot for watching whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Both homes come with guest privileges, including golf, at the nearby Ritz-Carlton.
The 45-acre Island Palace is a single property that’s as large as a resort, with generously sized pool, kayaks, croquet lawn and gym. Overall though, it seems less personal, probably because of its hotel-style decor. Another villa, Sea Glass, on the Waimea side, overlooks the Plantation Golf Course and ocean beyond, which can be seen from every bedroom. Mirage also overlooks the bay, and the smaller Aquarium, owned by a California vintner, situated open-air on the second story, are sparsely but stylishly designed in Japanese style.
Homes rent from $7,000 to $95,000 per week, which is the minimum stay.
I just wanted to let you know that our stay on Oahu at Honeyed Jade was amazing. My family was blown away by the beauty of the house and the kindness of the Property Manager. We loved the house cockatoo, Lola. She was the life of the party! Thank you to you and Iris for all your help and professionalism. It was greatly appreciated.
We had a wonderful trip last week- thank you for all your help. The house was perfect!
We truly enjoyed our time on Maui! Very satisfied customer!
If you are looking for the Perfect House in the Perfect Location with the Perfect Hosts
If you are looking for the Perfect House in the Perfect Location with the the Perfect Hosts, you could not possibly find a better Maui Vacation Rental.
From the moment we contacted Sunny, our every need and desire to create a dream trip was effortless. She took care of shopping, dinner reservations and answered every ‘stupid’ question like a true professional.
Any small issue with the house was taken care of promptly by Eric. Always polite and understanding to our requests, he fixed things in a flash!
And the Home….
Great Location on the Beach
Plenty of room(s). We had 7 people.
Modern electronics and Wifi
The Best of Maui!
Harvey & Sandy P
You Were a Delight to Work With
We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!