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.
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!!!
Outstanding Experience From Beginning to End
It was in an outstanding experience from beginning to end, I would work with Hawaii hideaways again in the future unquestionably. Sunny Madeiros was terrific with her recommendations of everything from leisure activities to restaurants and even equipment rentals.
Coral Gables, FL
Perfect Combination of Elegance and Comfort
First time to Maui (and Hawaii). This is a spectacular setting and the home is a perfect combination of elegance and comfort. I could stay on the lanai all day long and be happy. Of course there’s a ton of fun activities, but it was great to have Gull Cottage as our base to come back to!
Arlington Heights, IL
You’re Going to Want to Stay
Our family spent a splendid week in Kauai in early 2017, basing ourselves out of the Touching Green house. It’s in a great location, has everything you need, and is just lovely. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’re going to want to stay!
New Rochelle, NY
A Treasured Memory For Life
We had a wonderful time in Kauai! We remained in awe at the unimaginable beauty, both of the rental home, as well as Kauai itself. It will be a treasured memory for life. I hope we can come back and make more memories.