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Luna House in the Heart of Paia, Maui

Bedrooms 2
Space 832 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Plantation Cottage, 2 bedrm, 1 bath, located central Paia, <1000' from the water

Located in central Paia, a short walk to beach, restaurants, bars, grocery, bank, boutiques. A thoughtfully remodeled c. 1934 plantation cottage, 832 SF, with modern amenities. Including: Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms, living room and kitchen; A/C in bedrooms; Full-size fridge, Micro-hood, Dishwasher, oven and induction cooking pads, Toaster Oven; Wifi: TWC Ultimate 200 Internet: Roku: HBO, SHO, Netflix, Amazon Prime (but no cableTV); 55" 4K Ultra HD TV in Living Rm.; 40" Samsung HD 1080p TV in Kitchen; Outdoor shower w/ hot water;-) ; Washer and dryer. Propane Gas Grill;

Although permitted as a B & B, it is rented to only 1 tenant. You will have private use of the home. Up to (2) bedrooms, 1-bath, living room and kitchen. Base Rate listed is for (1) Guest using 1 bedroom. Add $20/ additional person of any age, up to a maximum of (6) guests; Hotel/Laptop safes in each bedroom. Luna House is well provisioned, probably better than any rental you have experienced previously.

Parking for up to (2) vehicles.

Reduced rate possible for longer stays >2 weeks.

Maui County Permit BBPH-2017-0005

G.E.T./T.A.T: 171-022-1312-01

More Details

James Huntington
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About James Huntington

I have 30+ years experience in homebuilding. I am trained as a cook (C.I.A. New York); NCBTMB MT. I luv international travel. I was born in LA, but grew up in Utah. UCSD for schooling. I am a lover of the arts, and especially good design and architecture. I'm a yogi, but I'm still looking for a group yoga practice that flips my flipper.

James Huntington purchased this house in 2015

Why James Huntington chose Paia

Having lived on the southside of Maui 89-93 (construction manager in Wailea), I found myself spending most of my time on the north shore. So that is where I chose to live when I returned. I prefer to commute to the nice south side beaches, and live in a more authentically Hawaiian environment. Paia is Maui's "Historic Plantation Town". Condo's are not allowed here. A 1934 Plantation Cottage is kind of a hobby. I have extensive experience in refurbishing homes with wide variance in architectural styles. My goal is to do necessary research and then thoughtfully refurbish and improve the property so that modern meets vintage seamlessly. . Hopefully I am achieving that with Luna House. Many projects are ongoing, especially in the yard, where private spaces spaces with tropical foliage are being created, BTW, "Luna" has nothing to do with the Latin meaning (moon), rather Luna is a boss, jefe, or someone with an elevated status. I surmise that the Luna's for the long ago abandoned sugar mill lived on Luna Place. The "skilled workers" lived in 'Skill Village' up Baldwin Ave.

What makes this house unique

I value living where I can keep the car parked and walk to a village having fundamental resources e.g. grocery (Mana Foods), bank, restaurants, bars, and the beach. Luna House certainly has convenient easy walking access to most of what one needs. Less of a transient tourist environment, Paia is an unusual blend of Wind Surfers and organic new age farmers from Haiku, Makawao, with a backdrop of Hawaiian plantation history.


Paia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 832 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking prohibited in the narrow private roadway. Please park only in designated onsite parking spaces.
  • Please use A/C judiciously. I want you to be comfortable, but know that Maui electricity cost is the highest in the US at about 3x national AVG.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 59 SF; Completely refurbished in 2016 with new cast iron tub,, tile surround, toilet and pedestal lav.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , 111 SF Corner room with windows facing south and west
    East Bedroom - 1 queen , 122 SF Windows facing E and N; Quietest;; Best tradewind air
  • Queen platform bed, 2 nightstands. Laptop safe; ceiling fan, A/C. East Bedroom has dresser/console plus built-in casework shelves & hanging pole; Front Bedroom has closet with shelving and hanging pole. .
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Luna House in the Heart of Paia, Maui
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Simple & beautiful vintage house in beach community. Right in the heart of town.

  • 5 of 5

Jim was a very accommodating & accessable host. Great attention to decorative detail as well as amenities like bath products, lots of towels & well stocked kitchen. Great choice for a family or group of friends. 5 min walk to beach. A good antidote for “resort fatigue “, it feels like real Hawaii here!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean, functional, and charming!

  • 5 of 5

First, the property owner, Jim, was the most gracious host we could ever ask for. He was always available and very accommodating whenever we had questions about the property or needed travel advice. The house itself was clean, up to date, and well stocked with extra amenities and accessories above and beyond a typical vacation rental. The location is great if you like to be right in the mix of things, you can't get any closer to paia town than the luna house. That being said, you can definitely hear the hustle and bustle from the near by streets and music from the restaurants at night, although it wasn't over the top and did not bother or disrupt our comfort level during our stay. Jim keeps a lovely back yard full of wild birds and fruit trees which is nice to look upon from the kitchen window. The beach is a close walk, along with good restaurant services and shopping. Overall, we were very impressed with the luna house and Jim's hospitality and will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at James’ place, very nice remodel and a great location for exploring Paia and Kahului. Wish we had a couple more days to enjoy the BBQ and the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essence of Paia captured Perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

We knew little of Paia when booking our stay but soon learned it may be one of the most laid back "hippy surfer" towns we have ever been to and James's house embodies that vibe perfectly. James greeted us with a big smile when we arrived and gave us a great tour of the property and the amenities.

Everything was very clean and well taken care of. James has done a wonderful job on the renovations of the home and even though he claims the landscaping is just started it is already feeling like a tropical get away. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting out under the canopy that is set up in the front yard eating breakfast getting ready for the day and as a way to wind down at the end of our adventures.

When we hopefully make it back to Paia we will be sure to book it around availability of the Luna House. Thank you James for making our Trip just that much better.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great emplacement, all the necessary, very nice owner, confortable, clean and functional.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

James the owner of the property greeted us at the door, showed us through the property had it stocked with cold water, coffee, juice and many other amenities. Each bedroom had there own air conditioner along with fans in each room. Close to downtown Paia. A great place for a vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
OGG - Kahului
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Charlie's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Maui Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Charlies Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Paia Bay

World class windsurfing and sailboarding at Hookipa is <5 minute drive. Luna House is located on a narrow gravel road off of Hana Highway, an ideal central location for excursions: Haleakala 10K ft Summit; Road to Hana; 6.6 miles to Kahului Airport & Costco.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.41%

Rates are subject to change until booking is finalized. Luna House is listed on multiple websites, so calendar availability may differ until updated. There is no ongoing minimum stay for most dates, except near holidays when 5 night min applies. RESERVATIONS FOR < 4 NIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY <=45 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. RESERVATIONS >=7 NIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. My pricing structure is designed to make it feasible for singles & smaller groups. So the base rate is for 1-guest. Add $20/night for each additional guest. The additional fee for >1 guest, applies to ALL ages. For stays >=7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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