It really is all about the people and the place...
This was a "mancation"... a trip with the boys! The kind of trip that all guys need, most don't get to do and a few lucky ones score! I have been to some of the most fantastic, plush (expensive), romantic, gorgeous places in the world (one of them even on this island of Maui) and they fall short because of the PEOPLE that give this little beach house it's "sense of place".
Sitting on the beach, with only a lawn between sand and porch, the Paia Inn "girls" breeze in and out all day long making sure you have everything you need! Is the jacuzzi clean? YES. Is there enough food around? Did you find the booze?? "Oh there isn't enough, I'll be right back"... What are your plans for dinner? Want us to make a reservation for you? You have a washer/dryer right here, let's throw your riding clothes in... do you want me to show you how to use it?... Breakfast in the courtyard is from 7am to 11am, but Cetus will bring your omlette over here if you want!!
The girls are gorgeous, that is obvious, but only after a few hours do you realize that they know what they are doing too!!! They anticipate your problems and needs and can do everything from line up a massage for you to mix a drink!
I came to the Beach House with some friends to ride my bike with Donnie Arnoult (www.gocyclingmaui.com) because Maui is one of the best places in the world to ride, and when you have been in the saddle for 5 hours and want to come home and RELAX this beach house is the place to do it!!!! It is peaceful, quiet (so quiet that all you hear is the wind through the palm fronds) and gorgeous. The sun light comes through the house all day in the most spectacular way, with it's tropical warm hues dappling on the walls... the sound of the ocean breaking up the the silence with an occasional big wave rumble...
The house itself is perfect and recently remodeled with the most exquisite, island taste. But all I do inside is sleep at night... the rest of the time I am in the sun, on the porch, in the jacuzzi, on the sand, in the ocean, walking along the beach, riding my bike
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