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Charming Hawaiian style cottage, walk to beach & Mama's, private yard

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

Cottage 2 BRs, 1 1/2 Bath warm outdoor shower 1-4 guests, garden, close to ocean

The Menehune Cottage & House are in a perfect location for an ocean-lover's holiday! Permitted: STPH2013/0010 - TAT/GET: WO1738206-02.

** Once the reservation is accepted, guests will receive our rental agreement to review, fill out and sign. **

Experience a charming part of “old Hawaii” with all modern conveniences by staying at the Menehune Cottage in Kuau, one of the coolest little neighborhoods on the island and only steps away from the endless fun activities that Maui’s North Shore has to offer; windsurfing, kiting, surfing, dining at Mama’s Fish House, playing in the tide pools on Mama’s beach known as Kuau Bay beach, swimming, cycling, shopping in Paia, walking/running on beautiful Baldwin beach and much more!!!!

Nestled in a tropical garden the Menehune Cottage has two large bedrooms with queen beds and all cotton sheets, a bathroom with shower, a warm out-door shower, private laundry with 1/2 bath included, a spacious living room, and a full kitchen (no dishwasher). The interior of this cottage feels like 'old style' Hawaii , an inviting 'home away from home' - full of the spirit of aloha. There is a patio area with dining furniture/umbrella and a gas BBQ to fully enjoy easy outdoor living in the balmy evenings.

Beach chairs, good quality beach towels and a cooler are provided for your relaxing beach days. There is also good Wi Fi connection, password protected. There is private parking for 2 cars.

Next door is the Menehune House a charming “beach house” style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. For more information check out our website which has full details. The cottage or house can be rented separately or together.

The property is located in Kuau Point, a residential sea-side outcropping near Paia, on Maui's well-loved North Shore. It is within easy walking distance of the Kuau Channel for sunset, relaxation or advanced windsurfer's launch to sail with the locals. Beginner and intermediate windsurfers can drive to nearby Kanaha Beach, with sand, shade and lessons!!

You are a short stroll away from the brand new Kuau Store deli, trendy and convenient, healthy food to go, groceries and even expresso!! Open 6.30am - 7pm daily. Walk through the neighborhood to the #1 rated beach front restaurant on Maui, Mama’s Fish House.

In just a couple of minutes drive you are at Ho'okipa beach for more windsurfing & surfing action, or relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach to watch it all happen! Advanced kiting launch nearby. Just 15 minutes from Kahului Airport (OGG), and centrally located to many other Maui attractions, such as seeing the sunrise from Haleakala crater or driving the beautiful winding road to Hana.

Less than 5 minutes drive brings you into Paia town... the home of Mana Foods for fresh organic one-stop shopping, and a splendid mix of restaurants, coffee-shops, trendy boutiques, bank, and post office. Crazy about cycling? Rent a bike from Go Cycling Maui in Paia, or take their tour. They call it '...sort of a fantasy camp for cyclists'.

All the best North Shore beaches surround Paia, including Baldwin Beach, perfect for early morning walks or a swim.

Come, discover for yourself! We'd love to have you!

STPH2013/0010 TAT/GET WO1738206-02

Property managed by Anne Barber, Realtor (S) #66663, UpCountry Realty

More Details

Anne Barber - Property/Reservation Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Anne Barber - Property/Reservation Manager

I grew up in New Zealand, I lived in Vail Colorado for over 20 years teaching skiing and developing a unique program Dynamic Skiing for Life. My husband and I started coming to Maui to windsurf, surf and scuba dive in the 80s as a perfect way to continue our love of the outdoors but this time we were playing in the ocean instead of on the mountains. We fell in love with Maui and the north shore and we bought our property in the early 90s. With a lot of love and family help we created the Menehune Cottage for vacation rental from the original Hawaiian home on this property. We love the location which is close to everything we love to do and we have enjoyed sharing this with our guests. Maui is a special place with its mountains, ocean, rainbows, soft air, music and the people. We have made this our home and now instead we visit the mountains for a little skiing, but we always return home.

Anne Barber - Property/Reservation Manager purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Anne Barber - Property/Reservation Manager chose Maui

3 mins walk to the beach, we can rig on the lawn and windsurf at the Kuau channel, close to everything we love and need - Paia is less than 5 mins away, also Baldwin beach for early morning runs and a couple of minutes from Hookipa beach - it is convenient and delightful

What makes this cottage unique

old Hawaiian charm, friendly knowledgeable owners, comfortable, quiet, short stroll to ocean through neighborhood, easy off street parking, centrally located on island, close to historic town of Paia, close to beaches


Paia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , located in separate laundry, includes sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • warm out-door shower in garden setting
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Hawaiian style cottage, walk to beach & Mama's, private yard
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

We found the Menehune Cottage on VRBO when looking for a small place for a long weekend in Maui. Anne who is the property manager was great to work with and kept up communication until we landed. Margaret and her husband, who own the property, were around and great to chat with about the history of the house and cottage. The spot was perfect and we couldn't have been happier. The cottage was clean and comfy and even though there wasn't any A/C we were never there during the day and found the house cooled off nicely at night for sleeping. We headed towards Hana easily one day and over to Makena Beach for snorkeling the next. Pa'ia is a great little town with good eats and cute beachy shopping. The general store on the corner by the house had the BEST smoothies and breakfast items. Best of all Mama's and the beach were a very short walk from the cottage. We were already talking about our next stay before we even got to the airport. Thanks for a great weekend stay and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweetest spot in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for just a weekend before heading over to West Maui, but I wish we had stayed longer! It was a lovely little spot, off the beaten path for sure but still close to the things to which you'd want to be close. "Mama's Beach" was less than a 5-minute stroll away, through a cute little neighborhood, and it was a lovely spot for playing in the waves or just watching the ocean do its thing. Mama's Fish House is right there too, for lovers of fine seafood, though we do the vegetarian thing and went into Paia for great veg food at Flatbread (amazing pizzas) and Cafe des Amis (awesome crepes and Indian food). As for the cottage itself? Totally adorable, very comfortable, and you really feel like you're in your own little paradise. The secluded lanai was wonderful for morning tea to the sounds of birds of all kinds (including chickens). Best gem of all is the outdoor shower - if you've never tried one you don't know what you're missing and this one even has heated water! A very charming and relaxing spot; we were sad to go, and will love to come back again one day soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week and loved it. We prefer to be away from the typical tourist crowds and this was perfect. Short walk to a beach - we had to step around a green turtle who wanted to use the beach access path one day! Owner is nearby and eager to help, while not hovering or intruding. Pa'ia is a little eclectic but a great little town with great food and shopping. We felt the easy drives to Kahului or Kihei or Maalea were far enough but not too far. You are right on the Road to Hana so it is easy to get an early start. Other beaches are nearby. Loved hearing the surf from the cottage, and the beds were quite comfortable. Everything we needed was there.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True gem - Best cottage on the island!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed at the cottage for 8 nights and it was amazing. The cottage is very spacious, very clean and it has everything you will need for your Maui stay. IT is centrally located, which made it perfect for our daily trips on the island. The bedrooms are very spacious and have huge windows and big beds. Very comfy and cozy ! We loved it so much, we cannot wait to go back.

Margaret McIntyre, who is the owner is very helpful, very responsive and super sweet.

I am a picky traveler and I am so happy we found this true gem on the island.

Aloha! :-)

P.S. You must try the shower outside - it was the best thing ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay on the north shore

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay if you want to get the feeling of tropical Maui away from the tourist areas. The cottage is spacious and nicely decorated, with everything you need for staying. The garden is also well kept and feels private.

Be aware that you are expected to keep totaly quiet at night. When our one-year old cried whithout us managing to quieten him, we got complaints from the neighbours and owners. We felt this a bit unfair as we did everything we could to keep the sound down.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Menehune Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for three weeks and were satisfied with the house, location and the nearby town Paia. It is a quiet and child friendly and you don't have to worry about cars and traffic.

The cottage had everything a family with kids need, from kitchen equipment to beach toys and gear. The photos on the web give an accurate account of what it looks like - no surprises there. Only a little walk away are good surfing beaches, but it was too windy at the time for us to swim and play on the beach with the kids,so we only went there for morning or afternoon walks.

Paia is a great little laidback town with a good mix of locals and tourists without being touristy. We highly recommend The Flatbread Company for delicious pizzas and casual dining. We also went to Mama's Fish house one night and had a lovely and expensive meal.

Paia is also a great starting point for trips around the island. We drove quite a lot to various beaches on the south shore.

The hosts were really friendly and helpful giving good tips for excursions and beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mama's Fish House
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Hana Highway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mama's Fish House
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mama's Fish House beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: water sports, windsurfing, kiting, surfing, snorkeling, beaches, scenic drives, cycling, hiking, Haleakala National Park, luaus, Hawaiian culture, art galleries


Rates & Availability

Paia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee cottage $105
Tax Rate 13.42%

We are asking of our guests to be respectful of our neighborhoods quiet hours, 9pm to 7am, no noise. Our neighbors do go to work or school in the morning. The Cottage does not have any air conditioning, ceiling/floor fans only. No refund policy as most of our guests do purchase a travel insurance when purchasing their airfare.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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