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Kite, Windsurf, Paddle and Chill on the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permitted

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

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 ***

Some people call it the best watersports 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 famous local artist, Ray Masters, adorning the walls of the suite and under house lounge area. 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 HDTV, DVD, and music systems and ultra high speed wireless internet access. Step outside to your private patio deck or avail yourself of the large garden. Your personal 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 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 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, water spots and other local inside information!

Keywords: vacation rental, beach house

More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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.


Paia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Kite, Windsurf, Paddle and Chill on the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permitted
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 59 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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California Windsurfer

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean, up to date and quiet. My husband is a windsurfer and there was plenty of room to store his gear. Being a CPA and an accountant just coming off tax season, we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. We are already planning on returning next year. Ray & Vivienne were great host.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiteboarding, Beachcombing, & Relaxing in Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been vacationing on Maui for 25 years and decided to try something different by staying on the North Shore to be closer to the best kiteboarding beaches on the island. Friendly Beach is an amazing private location for those lazy mornings where you get up, fix a great breakfast in your room in a well equipped kitchen, and take a leisurely walk on a beautiful beach or swim in the ocean! Then 11am hits and it's time to Kite and what a perfect location this is! Friendly Beach is a few steps from the property and is pre-setup with carabiners for self launching and landing. Ask Ray, he's more than happy to share the beach procedure and riding locations with you to ensure things are done correctly. This launch is the best I've found on Maui, free from the gusty winds of Kite Beach and the palm trees of Kihei. The reef west of Camp One is an outstanding spot to ride. It had nice small waves when we were there with ample room inside for gaining ground back upwind or jumping. Just outside the break swells are significant and they line up for a direct downwind ride to Kite Beach so combine your morning walk with dropping your car at Kite Beach (park and walk back) and you'll get an awesome downwinder at the end of your session in safe side-on conditions! Best of all is winding down at the end of the day in the lower level of the house. It is totally set up for a beach life atmosphere complete with an outdoor shower, party lights, and a great lawn! Thanks so much to the Masters' for sharing such an amazing location with us!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had such a good time here that we got engaged right on Ray and Viv's Beach! We stayed at their place and it was the best vacation I have ever had. The beach is MAGNIFICENT. It is basically the picture perfect post card you would imagine Maui to be, but really there right in front of you. It is also really cool that they let you use some of their fun water toys! If you are a windsurfer there is no better spot on Maui! It is all water and beach - no large trees to get in the way if you are a kitesurfer. Very relaxing and serene. I wanted to experience Maui and not just the touristy stuff - I wanted to see Maui for its beauty and this was the perfect spot. Also close to every part of the island. The suite is filled with some awesome art work by Ray himself. Oh - and if you are lucky enough to try Ray's cooking... you are in for a treat! Really amazing hosts and I am already planning my trip back! Thank you Ray and Viv!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a great time having you here. We love seeing our guests enjoying our place and the island as much as you did. It really is why we do this. Looking forward to the next time! Much aloha, Ray, Vivienne and Sevin :-)
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend our vacation!!!

Will definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui is our happy place and we love staying at Friendly Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Big Mahalo to Ray and Vivienne for providing such wonderful accommodations for our spring break family getaway. We've been to Maui many times and this was our 2nd stay at Friendly Beach. The unit has been updated with a lovely kitchen and bathroom and super-comfortable bed. The kids stayed on the pull-out futon and that worked fine. The lanai is so great for enjoying a morning coffee or an afternoon read in the sun. But the beach is so incredible, it's really a toss-up about where to spend your time. This year we had a brother/sister in law join us and they were able to book the separate bedroom/bath at Ray and Vivienne's and we shared our kitchen with them. With the private kite-surfing launch area and secluded beach, Ray and Vivienne's extreme friendliness and location close to Paia and Kahului, this place surpasses our expectations!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay with us again. We LOVE seeing our guests having such a great time and embracing all that Maui has to offer. And boy did you ever do that. talk about multi sporting and tasking! Your evening singalongs were the icing on the cake. Many mahalos and much aloha to you all. See you next time!
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Seasonal Rate
Jan 23 2017 - Jan 22 2018
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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