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Luna House in the Heart of Paia, Maui

Bedrooms 2
Space 832 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 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: Spectrum Cable 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. Pricing is designed to be a value for singles, or groups of up to 6 guests. Base Rate listed is for (1) Guest using 1 bedroom. Add $20/ additional person of any age, up to a maximum of (6) guests; Reduced rate possible for longer stays >2 weeks. I accept bookings for as little as 1-night, but only within about 30-days of arrival. I hope that you will understand that accepting a reservation for 1 or 2 nights far in advance creates Swiss cheese of the booking calendar, and precludes longer bookings. To the extent possible, I am very supportive of shorter bookings to allow visitors to stay in different locations to avoid long commutes to experience all the beauty. Hotel/Laptop safes in each bedroom. Luna House is well provisioned, probably better than any rental you have experienced.

Parking for up to (2) vehicles.

Maui County Permit BBPH-2017-0005

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

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James Huntington
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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. Please 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. .
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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
Outdoor shower in courtyard between garage and house is supplied with heated water. It also has a foot washer. Please use this shower when sandy from the beach. When bunches of bananas are harvested, I hang them from the eave of the garage near the outdoor shower for guests to enjoy. Rear yard is visible from kitchen and back bedroom. It is not a part of the guest area at this time. I have a 7 specialty chickens (black & white Silkies) that are cooped at night an sometimes roam free.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Luna House in the Heart of Paia, Maui
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and perfect for families. The host was very kind and generous. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay in Paia. Jim’s house has everything you need and more. It’s in a great location, too! We will definitely recommend this place to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t have had a more perfect stay. Jim was a fantastic host, and he did a wonderful job with the place. The kitchen and bathroom was stocked with any essentials we might have needed. Jim did warn us about music from the bar next door, but we never heard it because we were always so exhausted from our jam packed days. Paia is the perfect home base for visits to Haleakala, the road to Hana, and other sites in the Upcountry. The town itself was charming and had some of the best food on all of Maui. The public beach was only a short walk away, and was pristine and secluded, we had almost the whole thing to ourselves! 100% would stay again, and will be recommending to all our friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly better than advertised!

The charm and character of an older home but renovated perfectly with all the modern conveniences.

I enjoyed my stay here and had no concerns. It felt safe, clean and comfortable like home away from home.

The kitchen made me want to cook but we didn't have enough time to enjoy the local restaurants as it was.

The owner was great to interact with and was a wealth of knowledge and helped us get the most out of our time in Paia.

I'm already looking forward to the next time!

I never write reviews and thought maybe I shouldn't because selfishly you don't want to help make it too busy for next time but the stars were well deserved!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking to time to make such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed Luna House. It's good to know that my philosophy of continual improvements seems to be working to keep the place fresh & current. I hope you return to see the many improvements planned for the future. All the best, Jim
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Awesome house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, very clean, and in the perfect location to explore Paia. Jim was a fantastic host—very quick to respond to questions, gave great recommendations for restaurants, bars, and activities, and overall just made us feel very welcome in his lovely home! The only bad part was that we only booked one night—once we arrived we didn’t want to leave! Paia is great, the house was perfect for our group of 4 and Jim is the best! Thanks so much, Jim! We will definitely be booking again on our next trip to Maui!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking to time to provide such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy you like Luna House. I hope to welcome you again. All the best.
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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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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
0.3 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

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

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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