Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Valerie Richter (owner)
- english, french
About Valerie Richter (owner)
Your hosts at the Maui by the Sea cottage: Craig and Valerie Richter Hi, I am Craig: I was born in Seattle and grew up in Spokane, Washington. I loved sports growing-up, especially tennis. I participated in lots of competitions and later became a tennis coach. As a child my parents brought us to Maui several times and eventually I became a Tennis Coach both on Maui and Kauai prior to moving to Hong Kong for 12 years, after which I returned to Maui, met Valerie and have never left. I have been a dedicated tennis coach here on Maui for over 15 years. Bonjour, I am Valerie: I was born and grew up in Paris, France and became a sports photographer, working for a Windsurfing Magazine, Planche Mag, in the 80's. As a Windsurfing Photographer I traveled around the world following the Windsurfing World Cup, but of all the places my work took me, I loved Maui the best and on Maui I finally settled in 1989. We are active in our church and in studying the Scripture. When we aren't looking after our guests, we love to play tennis, hike, ski and travel (though not very often since we have a hard time leaving Maui), and Valerie loves Watercolor and Pastel painting and still takes lots of photographs. We hope you will come and join us in our little paradise, Aloha, Craig and Valerie
Valerie Richter (owner) purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Valerie Richter (owner) chose Paia
This is a unique spot, ocean front, close to Paia and very central to lots of activities, protected from the wind. Extraordinary views. The pictures speak for themselves. We have been in business since 2000. We love to give our guests all the information they need and also all the privacy they need.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property is very private with its own ocean view. There is a surf spot right in front and close to shore and it is a wild show to watch and hear the surfer catching waves (winter only). Access to a cute little beach with sleepy turtles on the sand is a one minute walk. Perfect for a morning or evening dip. Once you are done touring or shopping, it is the best to just come home and still have a wonderful and incredible view. This is a very special little nest for honeymooners but also windsurfers and kite boarders.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful cottage in a sweet little town.
Beautiful cottage in a sweet little town.
Valerie and Craig were amazing. They brought us fresh fruit and were available anytime for questions or help.
The cottage was perfect for the two of us. Very private with a beautiful ocean view. bright and airy. A few minutes walk to the beach and into town. Great location for exploring the northside and the west side of the island.
Great hosts, great place and awesome Paia and beaches!
Charming little cottage equipped with everything you need for play and relaxation in Maui. Valerie and Craig were very friendly and informative about the area. The backyard view of the ocean was beautiful - you can see plenty of sea turtles at certain times of the day. The location is not too far from the beginning of the road to Hana and is in close proximity to the little shops in Pa’ia. There is a very relaxed vibe here and it was a very fun getaway for us. Definitely recommend this for a couple’s getaway.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and on the island. We love to share our little piece of paradise and help our guests have the best time.
Hoping to see you again for a longer stay.
convenient and cute spot
convenient a cute spot. no problems. valerie was very nice.
An amazing, relaxing and truly Hawaiian experience
Valerie and Craig are the ultimate hosts! This beautiful ocean view cottage was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to stay in Paia. Both were available and willing to offer advice or ask if we needed anything.
The cottage was well stocked with all the conveniences of home and the attention to little touches did not go unnoticed.
We did not want to leave! We will be back. Thank you for sharing your amazing home!
Thank you so much. We hope to see you soon and for a longer stay. Aloha!!
Fantastic location, great cottage!
We just spent over a week at this cottage and absolutely loved it. It's just the right size for a couple and includes all the amenities you would ever need. This was our first time staying on the North Shore and really enjoyed it. The cottage is very centrally located so you can easily get anywhere on the island in a short amount of time. The vibe in Paia is completely different than more commercialized areas of the island and far more relaxed if that's what you're looking for. Views were spectacular from the cottage deck as well as the yard overlooking the ocean, especially if you enjoy seeing turtles, whales, and lots of surfers. There is a small sandy beach within two blocks that we walked to almost every day, plus several additional bigger more developed beaches within a few minutes.
DISCLOSURE: Maui by the Sea Cottage sits off of Hana Highway (it is not a 'highway' as mainlanders understand it, it is a 2 lane road). There can at times be excessive road noise. However, we have good insulation and have added air conditioning to minimize the problem. There will be no refund given due to this situation.