|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
$250/night (+ tax)(Permit # CP 2001/0018 & HTID W04886148-01)
Welcome to the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii!
Maui North Shore ocean-view
Maui by the Sea is a beautiful vacation rental - an ideal ocean-view cottage located on an oceanfront property between Paia and Ho’okipa, on Maui's scenic and exciting North Shore. Our two-story plantation-style cottage has gorgeous views of a sapphire ocean with dancing waves. Simply sit back and relax on the private covered lanai and enjoy the view!
Tropical ambiance with all the comforts of home:
The 500 sq.feet air-conditioned apartment is upstairs (downstairs is the open garage), surrounded by a lovely Hawaiian tropical garden with bamboos, palm trees, gingers, heliconias and fruit trees. The inside is cozy and elegant. A separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed, full bath, and full kitchen complement the layout.
The ocean is your front yard.
Walk out into the front yard, and watch surfers enjoying the beautiful blue waves! Maui by the Sea's property is located right on the ocean, fronting a popular local surf break. The entertainment never stops!
Your cottage is 150 feet from the ocean. (Access to the water is possible but there is no beach in front of the property; it is a rocky shoreline). A sandy beach is 200 yards from the cottage with access for windsurfing, surfing and snorkeling; or if you wish, just sunbathing on the golden sand.
A short drive down the coast takes you to Baldwin Beach, the nicest beach on Maui's North Shore with long long stretches of white sand, crystal clear water, lifeguards, pavilions, and showers.
TO SEE MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS CLICK THE LINK BELOW THE CALENDAR LINK ON THIS PAGE.
RENT WITH CONFIDENCE
With 12 years of experience, Maui By The Sea has always operated under a legal County of Maui permit and our current permit is valid through 2021.
BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU CHOOSE A COTTAGE
The County of Maui requires that Vacation rentals and B&B's obtain a permit for legal operation. Illegal operators are currently being contacted and serious enforcement and closure of non-permitted cottages will begin January 1, 2013. Then recovery of advanced payments will potentially be difficult for the renter. Legal operations will have their permit number on the first page of their website.
DISCLOSURE: Maui by the Sea Cottage sits off of Hana Highway, it is a 2 lane road). There can at times be excessive road noise. However, we have good insulation and have added air conditioning to minimize the problem. There will be no refund given due to this situation.
Your hosts at the Maui by the Sea cottage: Craig and Valerie Richter
Hi, I am Craig: I was born in Seattle and grew up in Spokane, Washington. I loved sports growing-up, especially tennis. I participated in lots of competitions and later became a tennis coach. As a child my parents brought us to Maui several times and eventually I became a Tennis Coach both on Maui and Kauai prior to moving to Hong Kong for 12 years, after which I returned to Maui, met Valerie and have never left. I have been a dedicated tennis coach here on Maui for over 15 years.
Bonjour, I am Valerie: I was born and grew up in Paris, France and became a sports photographer, working for a Windsurfing Magazine, Planche Mag, in the 80's. As a Windsurfing Photographer I traveled around the world following the Windsurfing World Cup, but of all the places my work took me, I loved Maui the best and on Maui I finally settled in 1989.
We are active in our church and in studying the Scripture. When we aren't looking after our guests, we love to play tennis, hike, ski and travel (though not very often since we have a hard time leaving Maui), and Valerie loves Watercolor and Pastel painting and still takes lots of photographs.
We hope you will come and join us in our little paradise,
Craig and Valerie
Valerie Richter (owner) purchased this cottage in 2000
This is a unique spot, ocean front, close to Paia and very central to lots of activities, protected from the wind. Extraordinary view.
The pictures speak for themselves.
We have been in business since 2000.
The property is very private with its own ocean view. There is a surf spot right in front and close to shore and it is a wild show to watch and hear the surfer catching waves (winter only). Access to a cute little beach is a one minute walk. Perfect for a morning or evening dip.
Once you are done touring or shopping, it is the best to just come home and still have a wonderful and incredible view. This is a very special little nest for honeymooners but also windsurfers and kite boarders.
This was our second time in Maui. Our first trip there, we stayed in a resort in Wailea, thinking that - considering the price - it would be as charming as what we had imagined. This second time around, we were in desperate need of some authenticity, and this cottage was everything we hoped for! Our stay at the Maui by the Sea cottage was perfection! The cottage – which is simplistically decorated – had everything you need to prepare your own meals, which allowed us to live like locals and experience the real Paia. The property is right next to the sea and is a spot loved by sea turtles. We didn't have to go snorkeling to see them, all we had to do is eat breakfast and count them! But what we truly appreciated during our stay was our amazing hosts. Their kindness and generosity are unprecedented. Valérie had concocted us a list of great tips and places to see while in Maui, and left on a few occasions local fruit baskets on our door step for us to enjoy! We are glad we got to meet such a lovely couple.
We would strongly recommend this place!
If you want to spend some time in North Shore Maui, I would like to recommend renting a house, apartment or flat. For me personally it is the best way to have a good time in Paia and the neighbourhood. North Shore Maui is very natural and you will find lots of nice beaches there. We found a very nice house in Paia which was five minutes away from the beach. The house, owned by Valerie and Craig, was absolutely nice. It was armed with a full equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room, a nice bedroom and a clean bathroom. But the best party of the house was the big terrace with a wonderful sea view. Every morning we woke up, we had a beautiful view on the sun and the sea. For me it was a perfect place to stay in Paia.
Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young children) loved Maui by the Sea. A well-equipped, clean and well-maintained property - it was perfect for our 1 week stay in Maui. The location in lovely Paia made it convenient for us to explore every part of the island. Valerie and Craig are such lovely people and one of the most helpful owners/hosts we have met. They made us feel at home. We loved the Lanai and sitting in the garden/yard - watching the sunset and the turtles swimming in the ocean. If you are looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay, look no further. We LOVED our stay and would definitely come back. Thanks Valerie and Craig :).
Lovely tree house that is well worth the price. It is perfect for one or two people. Location is convenient to everything in Maui. It is private but not secluded. Landscaping is beautiful and the cottage is charming. Sea views are enchanting. The on-line pictures of the cottage are a true representation of the accommodations. We plan to re-book...and have no reservations about recommending the cottage to anyone looking for simple living in a beautiful setting. Property owners are on site and very congenial without being intrusive...Pumpkin the cat is a sometimes visitor and good host too! Walking distance to the town of Paia and several beaches. A car is advisable for site seeing. I use a walker, at times, and the stairway up to the cottage is manageable and railed. Washer and dryer in unit is a plus as is updated bathroom. Cottage is easy to clean and keep up. Balcony makes a perfect dining area. A great place to unwind and relax.
Nothing but good things to say. Great location, great apartment far enough from town to be private and close enough to get your groceries. With Valerie it was more like visiting a relative than renting a room. A+.
The photos of this spot (especially the two lounges at seaside) sold us on staying there and we were not disappointed. The cabin is next to the road, but there is minimal noise at night and we ran the air to be cooler at night (we are from New England). It is close to Paia and Haiku (groceries) and served as a magnificent base for our explorations. We were generally home each day by 2 pm and relaxed seaside or on the lanai looking over the garden and house to the ocean (bigger vista). The cabin is very well equipped, clean and cozy. There were beach chairs (Tommy Bahama - brilliant) to use as well as a cooler for packing a lunch and heading to the beach or other sights. Pumpkin is a hoot, very friendly and grew on us quickly (we are not cat people).
Breakfasts are big on Maui - our favorites were at Anthony's (epic coffee and do the french toast with Hawaiian sweet bread), Charlies - traditional filling fare, and the Pioneer Inn (killer bloody marys and food.....). We circumnavigated both halves of the Island (north road on west side is worse than Hana Highway by a looong way), including the county road past the ranch to Kaupo and on to Hana (great Thai place behind the ball field in Hana). The road to Hana was alright and not quite as scary as some would have you think if you take it easy and let the locals go by you (they know the road better than you do).
This is the place to come if you want to relax, be together and avoid the crush of Lahaina/Waikiki and insanity of mercenary shopping. We watched turtles along the shore, surfers, wind surfers, kiters and generally the whole ocean roll by at our own pace. We found ourselves retreating back to the cabin to sit and relax, chat and decompress. A perfect setting. You can get to the crowded places easily, but here you can leave them behind and get down to the business of relaxing.
Restaurants - Mama's fish house is epic - get a reservation and get a view, the view is what you are paying for. We were seated in the bar, but no view - the food is grand, but not as grand as the price without the view. Colleens in Haiku is fantastic (we had dinner there but heard the breakfast is excellent) as is the Flatbread Company (5 stars for both). Gelato downtown is a grand treat as well. We provisioned at Costco and cooked in a fair bit - the kitchen is well equipped and neat as a pin.
Highly recommended - we'll be back Valerie!
DISCLOSURE: Maui by the Sea Cottage sits off of Hana Highway (it is not a 'highway' as mainlanders understand it, it is a 2 lane road). There can at times be excessive road noise. However, we have good insulation and have added air conditioning to minimize the problem. There will be no refund given due to this situation.
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7 night minimum stay
Minimum stay 7 nights. Want to stay fewer days? At certain times of the year, or for last minute bookings, we might waive the minimum nights stay. Please don't hesitate to inquire.
Reservation is held by a $400 down payment due upon receipt of reservation invoice. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.