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Charming Hawaiian Style Cottage, Walk to Beach & Mama's, Private Yard

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-14 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage 2 BRs, 1 1/2 Bath warm outdoor shower 1-4 guests, garden, close to ocean

The Menehune Cottage & House are in a perfect location for an ocean-lover's holiday! Permitted: STPH2013/0010 - TAT/GET: WO1738206-02.

** Once the reservation is accepted, guests will receive our rental agreement to review, fill out and sign. **

Experience a charming part of “old Hawaii” with all modern conveniences by staying at the Menehune Cottage in Kuau, one of the coolest little neighborhoods on the island and only steps away from the endless fun activities that Maui’s North Shore has to offer; windsurfing, kiting, surfing, dining at Mama’s Fish House, playing in the tide pools on Mama’s beach known as Kuau Bay beach, swimming, cycling, shopping in Paia, walking/running on beautiful Baldwin beach and much more!!!!

Nestled in a tropical garden the Menehune Cottage has two large bedrooms with queen beds and all cotton sheets, a bathroom with shower, a warm out-door shower, private laundry with 1/2 bath included, a spacious living room, and a full kitchen (no dishwasher). The interior of this cottage feels like 'old style' Hawaii , an inviting 'home away from home' - full of the spirit of aloha. There is a patio area with dining furniture/umbrella and a gas BBQ to fully enjoy easy outdoor living in the balmy evenings.

Beach chairs, good quality beach towels and a cooler are provided for your relaxing beach days. There is also good Wi Fi connection, password protected. There is private parking for 2 cars.

Next door is the Menehune House a charming “beach house” style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. For more information check out our website which has full details. The cottage or house can be rented separately or together.

The property is located in Kuau Point, a residential sea-side outcropping near Paia, on Maui's well-loved North Shore. It is within easy walking distance of the Kuau Channel for sunset, relaxation or advanced windsurfer's launch to sail with the locals. Beginner and intermediate windsurfers can drive to nearby Kanaha Beach, with sand, shade and lessons!!

You are a short stroll away from the brand new Kuau Store deli, trendy and convenient, healthy food to go, groceries and even expresso!! Open 6.30am - 7pm daily. Walk through the neighborhood to the #1 rated beach front restaurant on Maui, Mama’s Fish House.

In just a couple of minutes drive you are at Ho'okipa beach for more windsurfing & surfing action, or relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach to watch it all happen! Advanced kiting launch nearby. Just 15 minutes from Kahului Airport (OGG), and centrally located to many other Maui attractions, such as seeing the sunrise from Haleakala crater or driving the beautiful winding road to Hana.

Less than 5 minutes drive brings you into Paia town... the home of Mana Foods for fresh organic one-stop shopping, and a splendid mix of restaurants, coffee-shops, trendy boutiques, bank, and post office. Crazy about cycling? Rent a bike from Go Cycling Maui in Paia, or take their tour. They call it '...sort of a fantasy camp for cyclists'.

All the best North Shore beaches surround Paia, including Baldwin Beach, perfect for early morning walks or a swim.
Come, discover for yourself! We'd love to have you!

STPH2013/0010 TAT/GET WO1738206-02

Property managed by Anne Barber, Realtor (S) #66663, UpCountry Realty

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    located in separate laundry, includes sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • warm out-door shower in garden setting


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    indoor dining table and chairs and outdoor dining on patio...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer:

    shared laundry with owner...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    designated private parking space for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    shared laundry with owner...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee cottage $105
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


We are asking of our guests to be respectful of our neighborhoods quiet hours, 9pm to 7am, no noise. Our neighbors do go to work or school in the morning. The Cottage does not have any air conditioning, ceiling/floor fans only. No refund policy as most of our guests do purchase a travel insurance when purchasing their airfare.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Mama's Fish House
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Hana Highway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Mama's Fish House
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mama's Fish House beach

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: water sports, windsurfing, kiting, surfing, snorkeling, beaches, scenic drives, cycling, hiking, Haleakala National Park, luaus, Hawaiian culture, art galleries


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I grew up in New Zealand, I lived in Vail Colorado for over 20 years teaching skiing and developing a unique program Dynamic Skiing for Life. My husband and I started coming to Maui to windsurf, surf and scuba dive in the 80s as a perfect way to continue our love of the outdoors but this time we were playing in the ocean instead of on the mountains. We fell in love with Maui and the north shore and we bought our property in the early 90s. With a lot of love and family help we created the Menehune Cottage for vacation rental from the original Hawaiian home on this property. We love the location which is close to everything we love to do and we have enjoyed sharing this with our guests. Maui is a special place with its mountains, ocean, rainbows, soft air, music and the people. We have made this our home and now instead we visit the mountains for a little skiing, but we always return home.

Why the Owner Chose Paia, HI, USA:
3 mins walk to the beach, we can rig on the lawn and windsurf at the Kuau channel, close to everything we love and need - Paia is less than 5 mins away, also Baldwin beach for early morning runs and a couple of minutes from Hookipa beach - it is convenient and delightful

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
old Hawaiian charm, friendly knowledgeable owners, comfortable, quiet, short stroll to ocean through neighborhood, easy off street parking, centrally located on island, close to historic town of Paia, close to beaches

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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  • Flatbread pizza not be missed in Paia

    Flatbread pizza not be missed in Paia

  • coconut palms, blue sky magical Maui morning!!!!

    coconut palms, blue sky magical Maui morning!!!!

  • world famous Mama's Fish House restaurant a stroll away

    world famous Mama's Fish House restaurant a stroll away

  • sunset over the tidal pools at Mama's beach

    sunset over the tidal pools at Mama's beach

  • Kuau point, big surf, Mama's Fish House tucked in the coconut palms

    Kuau point, big surf, Mama's Fish House tucked in the coconut palms

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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