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LEGAL Maui Hideway-Northshore Beaches, Surf, Windsurf, SUP, & Hike

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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Our affordable spacious apartments are in 2 private houses - in a lovely and peaceful neighborhood. Perfect If you are on a Surfing, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding or Hiking Holiday...or just here to enjoy the delights of Maui. Great for everthing from a Romantic Honeymoon to a couple or Family Adventure! After a long day of sun, surf and exploration- relax in our shaded garden or on your private lanai. Let Maui's gentle breeze and gorgeous sunset end a perfect Island day.

Make us your home away from home -avoid the crowds of the large tourist hotels and live the true island lifestyle.

We are located in the rural Northshore Community of Haiku, 20 minutes from the Airport on the scenic coastal road to the old Hawaiian town of Hana. You will enjoy the peace of the Northshore and have access to a wide range of sports and natural settings for Windsurfing, Hiking, Swimming, Surfing and Savoring Maui's Rich culture and beauty.

Ho'okipa, the world famous windsurfing beach is five minutes away and the legendary wave PEAHI (JAWS) is minutes away when it appears in the winter months. Even with our country setting, eating places, gourmet restaurants (including the renowned Mama's fish house), markets and shops abound nearby. Free Wireless internet.

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Rich & Kathy Pennington
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Rich & Kathy Pennington

Rich and I are Native Coloradoans but made our home on Maui in 1989. Raised our large family here and are blessed to have them and 6 Grandchildren living in Paradise!

Rich & Kathy Pennington purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Rich & Kathy Pennington chose East Maui

We LOVE Haiku! Its Simple Rural life at its best. Green, Fragant and Cool with the perfect trade breeze. We are Away from the madding crowd...its real life on the beautiful North Side of Maui. We live 10 minutes from Puukoa and Love its easy access to beautiful Upcountry Maui We are close to Paia, Hana, Haleakala and Makawao. We Cater to those who want a unique HOME experience on Maui. We pride ourselves in keeping our Apartments Clean and in tip top shape for our guests! We are not a Hotel- not a resort- we offer a home a way from home environment to base your explorations from and a comfy place to relax when you are done with your fun.

What makes this apartment unique

NO crowds- we are a small property of two houses. Plenty of off street parking on site and a safe environment. Nice Yard area for gatherings or children. Plenty of wonders near by. Twin falls ( a hidden treasure) is just minutes away. Baldwin, Baby Beach & famous Hookipa Beach - just 10 minutes away and the cool of upcountry after a HOT beach day. The view from the our Lanai's overlook a field ( not houses). They showcase the West Maui Mountains and offer beautiful sunsets toward the Shores of Hookipa. The interiors are spacious and well designed for maximum comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy,

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay here on Maui. We absolutely got more than what we expected with this Studio apartment. Simply wonderful. we'll look you up again when we come back. Kisses.
Dec 2006
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Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

LEGAL Maui Hideway-Northshore Beaches, Surf, Windsurf, SUP, & Hike
average rating of 4.125 based on 36 reviews

Not recommended

  • 2 of 5

I only gave this apartment two stars because they didn't give enough information on the properties. In the apartment we rented they only had a hot plate to cook on, I found this very inconvenient. If you don't plan on cooking it is a good place for you, or they have other apartments with more options. Make sure you ask a lot of questions before renting. No air conditioning, so if you are going in the hotter season, not recommended. One good thing about the property is it is in a central area, for all the tourist attractions, you will have to travel aways to buy groceries.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that you were not happy with the kitchen. The cooking facility is described on the webpage. You might not have read all the details. Had you brought this up while staying with us we could have discussed a 1-bedroom apartment. Hope you will try us again on a future visit. Rich and Kathy Pennington
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Nice getaway in real Maui

  • 4 of 5

First, we really like the N coast and upcountry area of Maui. This area of Maui is very local, laid back, and authentic. It beats the overdeveloped and sterile resort strip on NW end of W Maui, and also is far superior to the endless banks of 70's & 80's beach condos in Kihei.

Second, we enjoyed our stay in the Pu'u Koa studio apartment (#3) in a residential neighborhood just a few minutes from Haiku and Paia. It was clean, had everything we needed (except a functional wine opener, so we bought a new one and left it)! The 2 buildings that contain the 6 units of Pu'u Koa were

VERY quiet, with a nice ramada in the common area. The property is set back; tucked in behind most of the houses on the street, which increased the privacy and quiet. The small lanai/decks on the back had good sunset and peek-a-boo ocean views and were nice at night, although warm in the afternoon. The front lanai/decks were less private, but cooler. Unfortunately, the single chair on ours was shot, with the fabric completely torn.

Our friends stayed in the matching studio (#6) in the adjacent building and also enjoyed theirs. Our only gripes were minor:

#3 has a window over the bed that overlooks the parking lot. Since there are flood lights in the parking lot and no blinds on the windows, the room never gets dark. Blinds would definitely help! Also, since the parking lot is gravel, you definitely know when anybody comes or goes.

#6 shower control valve is not lined up in the middle, so you never get a warm shower. Or maybe it was low volume?

The beds in both units are pretty hard...

Anyway, we would still recommend it. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation with this guys

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks on Maui staying at this place and I absolutely love it. My main point for this trip was surfing and windsurfing ,so I've been out all day. At the end of the day it was nice to go back to this quiet neighborhood. The place itself isn't fancy but had everything we needed wi fi, TV, small kitchen, laundry etc. I like the location of this place, it is five minutes to drive to Hookipa beach and about ten minutes to Paia (nice town) where you can find all kinds of shops and places to eat. I think this place well worth the money spent.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for exploring the island

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed one week at Puukoa and it had everything we needed. We spent very little time in the room and never even turned the TV on! The bathroom is huge and had two sinks and the rest of the room was very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and there are two balconies to enjoy. Kathy responded quickly to my inquiries through email as well. The location is perfect, right off of Hana highway and less than 10 minutes from Paia town and Hookipa beach. It's a great central location to explore the island. I'd say 45mins to 1 hour (or less) day trips to most locations. We went to Haleakala to see the sunrise, Napilli Bay, Kaanapali beach, Hana, Waianapana, Makena and more! So you will definitely need a car. There is so much to see and do on this beautiful island. I plan to come back and would definitely rent from Kathy and Rich again. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breezy and delightful!

  • 5 of 5

The price, the location and the space was perfect for my son and I on this last trip to Maui. We were able to cook meals when we wanted and felt comfortable with the drive to the beach and restaurants and anyplace else on the island!~ We had privacy and it was quiet for the most part. You could smell the flowers coming in with the breeze and there are lilikoi in the back. It does get hot up top, but when you open the windows the breeze fills the room and cools everything down. Our hosts were great and I couldn't be happier with the trip! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 6 weeks and found it very comfortable and had everything we needed for as lengthy stay. The location is great because it is central to everything. We will stay there again! Kathy is very gracious and always available.

Gary and Audrey

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului Airport Maui
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Charlies Saloon in Paia.
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lahaina Maui
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pukalani or Spreckelsville Maui
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colleens, Haiku
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hookipa and Baldwin
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Haiku Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter 17
Jan 16 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Haiku Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sink With Huge Mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
VCR or DVD Full Kitchen, Charcoal Grill (BBQ) Covered Gazebo, Picnic Area, Shady Lawn and Tropical Gardens, Wireless Internet available

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