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Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Kite,Windsurf and Paddle from the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permit bbkw20130001

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) with ocean views and beach.

***Friendly Beach is fully permitted by the County of Maui***

***If you are making an enquiry or wishing to book please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER for our reply as our mailing have been ending up in our clients spam folders recently***

Some people call it the best windsurfing vacation beach in the world.....others call it the best 'chill spot' on Maui. Situated between Kanaha and Baldwin Beach Parks (and a tack from Camp One), our lovely rental suite offers vacationers of all types the perfect place to enjoy the aloha of Maui....and the perfect place to relax. A beautiful soft sand shore line make for the perfect launch or swim site. Many reef formations afford the intermediate and expert windsurfers and kiters plenty of 'air time' opportunities! Just breathe it in.....the fresh Maui air....the clear turquoise water .....the warm glowing sand. This is what makes our vacation suite '......the friendliest little beach destination on Maui

The home is one of the largest on the street. We only feature one rental suite so this ensures exclusivity with room to breathe and privacy when you want it.

The apartment is completely self contained with it's own private entrance. A full size Queen bedroom, bright and clean bathroom and spacious living room are features of our vacation rental suite. A special and unique feature of the suite is the fabulous collection of original artworks by a famous local artist adorning the walls of the suite and downstairs gallery. The apartment is comfortably furnished and includes cooking facilities and equipment for all your daily needs. There is a convertible futon in the living room to accommodate extra guests. Laundry and board storage facilities are provided together with digital cable TV, DVD, video and music systems and high speed wireless internet access. Step outside to your private patio deck or avail yourself of the large garden. Your water equipment...or golf clubs ....are always close to hand and ready for use. Or just take a walk (30 yards) down our private footpath to the friendliest little windsurfing beach on Maui.

Maui's North Shore is regarded as the quieter side of the island. But don't let this sentiment fool you. In addition to all of the usual outdoor activities, the area surrounding us boasts some of the best dining, entertainment and shopping on Maui. The picturesque old town of Paia is just minutes drive from us and offers an eclectic mix of dining, bars, general stores, boutiques and gift shops. Equally nearby is Kahului which features the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center shopping mall, lots of restaurants and many of the usual stores found on the mainland. In contrast, a visit to the Kahului Flea Market will always unearth unusual items and bargains. The towns of Wailuku and Makawao are also close by for more shopping and entertainment choices.

The Hanawii suite is located on the upper floor of the house in the west wing. It has it's own private entrance. This spacious self contained suite features a large living room/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. Everything is included to allow you to prepare the most lavish or simple meals.

The queen bedroom and adjoining bathroom are also bright and roomy. Both main rooms have large glass sliding doors which open onto the large private deck. Plenty of room to eat or just relax while enjoying beautiful ocean and mountain views. The Hanawi suite is perfect for after ocean activity relaxation. TV, video and music systems complement the comfortable furnishings and colorful decor for that home away from home feeling. Fabulous original works of art adorn the walls. Cook up your pasta masterpiece in the easy to use kitchen. Or grab a towel and a glass of wine and stroll down to our friendly windsurfing beach for an evening you'll never forget.

And remember....we are always available to help with anything you may need.....from shopping and entertainment advise to hot tips on secret hikes, sailing spots and other local inside information!

Keywords: vacation rental, beach house

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Why The Owner chose Maui

This is paradise and to be able to live and have a business in such a place is beyond a dream. We have a beautiful home on one of the most unique and friendly streets and beach in Hawaii. I am an avid windsurfer and surfer and this is one of the best places in the world to enjoy those sports. Being able to offer our clients a unique vacation experience with all of the aloha, beauty and relaxation we would want in a vacation ourselves.

What makes this house unique

Direct access along our short private path to one of Maui's most beautiful beaches. One of the most famous places to windsurf in the world. The best sailors in the pro tour come to this beach to relax and practice and have fun. Private road with just a few homes. Large private garden with under house lanai offering lots of space to chill, bbq, play lawn games. Just one rental unit means a very private and relaxed atmosphere.


based on 48 traveler reviews

Kite,Windsurf and Paddle from the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permit bbkw20130001
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
S.F. Bay Area, California

Our number one choice on Maui!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely love our time at Friendly Beach! This was not our first time at Ray and Viv's, nor will it be our last. As always, the private beach was magical... Quiet, beautiful and serene. It is a treat to have such a lovely beach just steps away. We were greatly impressed by the renovations to the kitchen and bathroom, which bring this rental to the next level. And, if I am not mistaken, there is a new bed as well. I haven't slept that comfortably in years (and not just because we could hear the sounds of the ocean drifting up to our unit). We always appreciate the fabulous location. It is less than 10 minutes to Paia town, where we could shop and choose from numerous restaurants. Paia also has a great natural foods market, which I love. All that said, I think what makes Ray and Viv's place so special is Ray and Viv! Unlike many vacation rentals where the owner is nowhere to be found, Ray and Viv are always there when you need them. If you want total privacy, it is yours. But, if you want advice on where to go and what to see on Maui, they are incredibly knowledgable. They are friendly and open... We were even invited for dinner one evening! Mahalo for your kindness and hospitality. We'll see you next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great having guests return. And you certainly have done that...many times :-) It feels like a family visit when you're here. Really stoked you liked the remodel and upgrades. We spent a lot of money and time trying to get it right for our guests, as each has different tastes and needs. We think the place looks and feels really great and we are thankful that it met with your obvious approval. We look forward to your next visit....especially Sevin who loved swimming with you every day. And Vali who misses her cuddles! Much aloha to you both!
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Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

Almost a year ago we started with the planing of our great family holidays. Now, unfortunately they are over. What should we say ? Thanks Ray, Thanks Vivienne. It was perfect. Like a dream.

Our expectations were high but they were far exceeded. Beautiful house, very helpful hosts. We feel really at home. In this tree weeks, we had our best days in the water since many years. Windsurfing, standup paddling and kite in front of the house. Unforgettable early morning walks with sunrise and turtles .That was just cool. We had a lot of fun and it was not easy to leave this place.

As we said. See you in 2018 - pulled pork again ?

Big Aloha from Switzerland.

Carmen, Manon, David & Beat

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys. It was such a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you all. We had fun eh! Vivienne and I are so happy when our guests really embrace the island and our wonderful beach. It was also good to see how your kiting improved David! We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again...for a longer 2018. I promise to make more pulled pork :-) Much aloha from Ray, Vivienne and Sevin.
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A lovely week's stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in July as my husband is a kitesurfer wanting somewhere to get in some solid everyday training. The location is really good for the beach and very quiet.

The apartment has a good kitchen and seating area, the balcony is a really good size too. There is air con in the bedroom but we found the doors left open with the mesh screen was enough.

The apartment was too far for us to walk to Paia which was a shame as it would have been nice to get out whilst my husband was kiting, but this didn't hinder us whatsoever.

The owners are lovely and very helpful. There's a fact sheet with local recommendations and ideas of things to do and see. We were there over July 4th and they invited us round to have dinner with their friends which was lovely and something we'll no doubt look back on fondly.

Under the apartment is a gorgeous huge seating area with BBQ and extra large fridge. We had a BBQ a couple of nights and the setting is just fantastic.

If you want a quiet relaxing break then this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the north side!!

  • 5 of 5

A big thank you to Ray, VIv, Seven , the three cats and the contractors :-) for making us feel welcome. The accommodation was fantastic- clean, comfortable and a short stroll to the beast beach on the north side! Ray and viv couldn't do enough for us and we are sorry we didn't stay longer ! My partner Troy is an advanced sailboarder - to him the location was priceless . The surrounding area offers everything you need. We cannot wait to return . Ray and viv are fantastic hosts! A must stay!! Linda and Troy SYDNEY Australia .

Many thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay in a very modern apartment, better than the hotels! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Maui many times and have stayed at the 5 star resorts, and enjoyed our time at Friendly Beach just as much as any resort. The apartment has recently been renovated with high quality fittings and did not disappoint. Very clean and comfortable for our family during our 11 day stay.

The location was amazing, truly nothing like walking down to your own private beach. An amazing reef only a few 100 metres out perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing. Close to Paia town and handy to the airport.

Our hosts Ray and Vivienne, and the locals were very friendly making us feel at home the whole time, with a great sense of community.

We are looking forward to our next Maui visit, and would not hesitate to book with Ray and Vivienne and Sevin again!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely great people. Super nice place to stay when you're in Maui. Great location, beautiful beach, centrally located to a lot of activities. We'll definitely be coming back. One of the Best windsurf spots in Maui. Very friendly indeed!

Robyn & Luke from Whistler BC

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many mahalos for your kind words guys. It was really great meeting you and getting to know you. We love it when our guests (friends) take our suggestions for dining, hiking etc.and enjoy them as much as we do. You surely did that! Looking forward to seeing you soon. Aloha...Ray ,Vivienne and Sevin!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Camp One
Car: necessary

Kiting, Stand Up Paddling, Windsurfing


Rates & Availability

Paia House Rental Rates

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Seasonal Rate
Mar 7 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

These units are subject to airplane noise. Most of it stops by 10:30pm. Some people may be affected. Persons who are sensitive to noise should be advised that cancellations made upon arrival because of this cannot be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Paia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large covered board and sail storage 30m from beach, 2 person kayak and 2 single kayaks

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