|Minimum Stay||6 - 10 nights|
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If you want to be in Paia, or minutes to Ho'okipa or Sprecklesville, you'll like this location. This is the relaxed, non-touristy Hawaiian experience. Plus, Paia is the north shore hub for all sports wind and wave. And, Paia is a walk-able town.
The north shore has no high rise buildings and is the antithesis of the 'resort' experience. Rather, here locals and visitors intermingle, the waves are world-class, and there's plenty of open space. Paia has galleries, restaurants, funky shopping and a wonderful natural foods grocery store called Mana Foods. It's a pretty laid back place.
Another nice thing about Paia and Paia House is that it's centrally located. When one comes to Maui, they want the beach - there's plenty of that here. But, people also want to drive the road to Hana, see the top of Haleakala (at 10,000 ft above sea level), and check out the other parts of the island. This is perfect hub.
Paia House is located in a neighborhood. There's a peek-a-boo view to the ocean. The walk to Paia town is about four minutes. There are neighborhood sounds: people, children, dogs, and a school bus that comes through during the school year.
Further Details: Two bedrooms have air conditioning. Out back is a covered lanai. Here's where you may store gear, dry it out, work out kite line tangles, do yoga, have a bbq, and kids may play. There's a yard, picnic table, hammock, fruit trees, flowers, chairs, and some beach gear we leave for guests (snorkels, masks, some boogie boards, beach chairs, a cooler, etc.)
Also, as is very Hawaiian style, the washer/dryer is outside. This keeps the heat outside too. And, if you prefer to dry things in the sun, there's a clothesline.
We also generate electricity with the photovoltaic (PV) solar panels located on the roof.
Rooms are not huge, but there's plenty of space and a ceiling fan in each.
There's a carport for two cars.
This is a well appointed plantation-style home that's perfectly situated for a relaxing north shore vacation.
PERMIT #: STPH:2013/003 W89182526-01
We are transplants from Aspen, Colorado but have lived in Maui since 2005.
We're avid surfers, tennis players and kitesurfers.
We came to Maui as a get-away but decided it was too hard to leave. It's a freak of nature and we love the lifestyle on the north shore.
We bought in this location because we'd been spoiled in Aspen by always either walking or biking to work and play. This place affords guests a similar lifestyle. You can't ditch the car completely, however, because there's no bus system to all the corners of the island. And, though buses can carry skis fairly easily, surf and kite gear can be a tougher challenge...
Perfect little house walking distance from Paia and close to everything on the north shore. I came with my daughter and friends for kitesurfing and it was perfect. Quiet, clean and just the right size for 2 or 6 people. Bbq, washer dryer, big backyard with nice flowers and lime trees, beach stuff, everything you need. I highly recommend it! p.s. dont miss the fresh baked scones at mana food market.. yum yum!
We loved our week stay in the Pa'ia house. It was very well equipped, tidy and organized and a great location. Our family of 6 felt comfortable and made use of the pretty garden. Greg and Magen answered any questions we had and really took the time to ensure we had a great week!
We loved our stay here! Clean, plenty of room, great having two bathrooms, loved being close to town. Backyard spacious and private. Only thing I would change.. Just some salt/pepper basics in the house. Didn't want to buy everything for just a week. Would go back in a flash and probably will as I have a granddaughter in Maui! Thanks it was a lovely stay!
We loved this property and wouldn't hesitate to return.
The location is literally 5 minutes walk from Paia but further to the Paia beach. Its easy enough but if you have kids and a ton of beach gear, you're going to want to drive. In the other direction it heads off towards Hana but there are several beaches soon after leaving Paia limits.
The kitchen has absolutely everything you'll need. We often find severla items missing or in poor shape. This place has everything and is all clean.
The bathroom is cute and clean but lacks a bath. This was a minor issue with our kids who were young and hadn't had a shower before. Otherwise the bathroom was clean and good size.
The bedrooms were air conditioned which is useful if you aren't used to the heat. The beds were super comfy and nicely covered. The decor in the rooms was simple and cozy (no Hawaiian palm leaves everywhere!).
The back yard was great. Theres a hammock and a great outdoor table. The owners had spent a lot of time and effort on the landscaping which was in great shape. There are loads of beach gear to borrow and they provide beach towels.
Overall this place was great and we wouldn't hesitate to return. The owners were very friendly and extremely responsive. They were available whenever we needed.
This is a great little house, with all the comforts of home. We enjoyed our stay very much. Spacious great room and outdoor area made for nice family time. We especially liked being within walking distance to the town and the beach. We'd love to stay here again next time we're in Maui.
The Paia house is a nice place to stay with 3 bedrooms for 6 persons. We travelled with 2 children and there are small boogie boards, scuba eq., beach chairs etc. in the house, perfect. You have a bbq as well as laundry in the garden (the old ones liked the hammock as well) and shadow/sun.
Kitchen is fully equipped and two nice bathrooms. Wifi works well. Paia town is just two blocks away with restaurants, vibe and shops but once in the house It's all quite and nice. Would be great to get back some time to you!
As described in the listing, the Paia house is at a very good location - only a walking distance to restaurants and grocery store in Paia town. We were able to travel to most of Maui's attractions and beaches in less than an hour, even Hana is within 2-hour distance, which made our vacation very easy and relaxed. The house is cute and functional, with pretty much everything a vacation house would equip. We were happy that the house provided plenty beach towels, chairs and toys for us to enjoy when we went to beach. The owner and property manager were very nice and responded to our requests promptly.
We were in Maui at the end of August. It was unusually hot and humid when we were there (as told by locals), and we were very glad that this house had air condition. Although only 2 of the 3 rooms had air condition, it definitely provided a great relieve, and we just wished the living room and kitchen could have air condition too. But considering most properties in Paia didn't have air condition we were thrilled that this one did.
Having two bathrooms was a high priory in our wish list when we were searching for a vacation rental. We arrived late at night due to plan delay and were distraught to find only one bathroom in the house. We thought the listing was inaccurate. But next day we found out the 2nd bathroom is actually right outside of the carport side door - yes, literally "outside" of the door. It turned out that many houses in this area all have a bathroom outside - as in the old days people came home from work in the Sugarcane factory liked to take a shower in the bathroom outside before getting into the house.
There were a few good restaurants in Paia which we enjoyed. We also did grocery shopping in Mana Foods. However, we bought most food/drink from Costco which is only 15 minutes away and prices there are much affordable - including gas and local fruits. That made a big difference for a 10-day vacation. We even bought the Hawaiian macadamia nuts and Kona coffee from Costco to take home as souvenirs.
All in all, the Paia house was a nice home away from home and it made our Maui trip truly enjoyable.
in the vibrant, but relaxed, heart of Paia Town
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
One Week minimum - though call for exceptions.
Longer stays discounted.