welcome to haiku house maui
Haiku House Maui is a nine-bedroom estate located on 20 lush acres of paradise on the North Shore of Maui. The house is enveloped by a rich botanical history – naturally aged beauty marks reminding us of the power of mother nature and the peacefulness we can feel in her arms. The paths around the property take you to grand sightings of magnificent trees, liberating open fields or peaceful nooks in a canopied arboretum. Whether you are taking a walk around the grounds, reveling in the roots of the moreton figs, relaxing by the pool, sipping coffee on the lanai, barbecuing under the ear pod tree, or gathering fruits and vegetables from the farm… No matter where you wander to there is a feeling of privacy that offers an overwhelming sense of serenity.
The house has many common areas that lend themselves to gathering spaces or quiet retreats to read a book or meditate. The covered lanai offers the breeze of the trade winds but keeps you covered and protected from the elements. The study or the living room are great places to read, work, rest or even watch a movie or a game, if you feel the desire to turn on the TV. The kitchen is a wonderful creative space to gather and create meals, and the dining room brings everyone together in a welcoming manner to eat, share stories and appreciate good company. The outdoor spaces are welcoming and offer an experience of total relaxation in a true paradise. The fire pit is a logical gathering area to enjoy warm Maui evenings with friends and family.
The Haiku House has an impressively rich history. Originally deeded directly from King Kamehameha to Robert Armstrong, the property has passed down a lineage of ownership that have contributed collections of stories to the bones of the house and the paths of the land. From Robert Armstrong to Henry Baldwin of Alexander & Baldwin, it was the main residence of the Baldwin family. The house was purchased by Athalie Clark, the notable philanthropist and activist from Irvine, California. She became so inspired by Crystal Cathedral’s Reverend Schuller that she gifted the estate to him. Reverend Schuller used the property as a retreat, eventually selling the property to the family of Bill Simon, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury. The house was a special gathering place for the Simon family for decades. In 2015, the Chan family purchased the property. Since then portions of the lands have been converted into a small scale farm for local production and one of the old cottages has been transformed into an on site ceramics studio.
Haiku House is located in the north shore community of Haiku – just past the town of Paia and the world famous surfing and windsurfing beach, Ho’okipa. The north shore of Maui is a special place, with a strong sense of adventure, an active community and a great respect for the land. Many people, once they stumble on the North Shore of Maui fall in love with the vibrant culture, and visit routinely to bask in the comforts that this special slice of paradise embodies.
We consider good neighbourly conduct an important factor in what makes Haiku House and the Haiku area such a peaceful and serene pocket of Maui. In keeping aligned with community values, we abide by strict neighbourhood rules surrounding issues such as noise. We provide guests with a booklet outlining our house rules upon arrival.
With an endless number of activities such as surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding, biking, farming, yoga and arts, you are able to tailor a vacation to keep up with your wildest dreams. See some of our favorite Maui experiences for some inspiration.