About the property
- House650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) with ocean views and beach. Truly unique!
Permit # BBWK 2017/0001 TA-139-342-8480-01
Some people call it the best water sports vacation beach in the world.....others call it the best 'chill spot' on Maui. Situated between Kanaha and Baldwin Beach Parks (and a tack from Camp One), our beautiful rental suite offers vacationers of all types the perfect place to enjoy the Aloha of Maui....and the perfect place to relax.
A fabulous soft sand shore line make for the perfect launch or swim site. This is one of the most unique beach locations in Hawaii. No other place on Maui offers the direct access to such a sandy and safe beach. Many reef formations afford the intermediate and expert windsurfers and kiters plenty of 'air time' opportunities! Just breathe it in.....the fresh Maui air....the clear turquoise water .....the warm glowing sand. This is what makes our vacation suite......the friendliest little beach destination on Maui.
The home is one of the most impressive residences on this very private and exclusive street. We only feature one rental suite so this ensures exclusivity with room to breathe and privacy when you want it.
The Hanawii Suite is completely self-contained with it's own private entrance. It is located on the upper floor of the house in the west wing. The suite has recently been fully remodeled with all new flooring, bathroom, kitchen, fixtures and furniture.
The self-contained suite features a large living room/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. The spacious living area includes a comfortable convertible futon bed for extra guests. It has a large flat screen HDTV, digital cable and music systems together with ultra high-speed wireless Internet access. The dining area is perfect for up to 4 diners with views of the lovely gardens and ocean.
The completely new kitchen features top line appliances including a full size cook top, large microwave and combo convection oven. The beautiful bamboo cabinets and marble worktop make for a great place to cook. Everything is included to allow you to prepare the most lavish or simple meals.
A full size Queen bedroom features a top of the line Tilt frame Posturepedic bed. It is air-conditioned for the rare times that it may be needed. There is an abundance of closet and storage areas for all your needs. Large glass sliding doors allow for wonderful views and access to the private deck.
The newly remodeled bathroom has a large enclosed shower and is bright and clean.
Both main rooms have glass sliding wall/doors which open onto the large private deck. Plenty of room to eat or just relax while enjoying beautiful ocean and mountain views. The Hanawii suite is perfect for after ocean activity relaxation. TV, video and music systems complement the comfortable furnishings and colorful decor for that home away from home feeling.
A special and unique feature of the suite is the fabulous collection of original artworks and photographs by famous local artist, Ray Masters, adorning the walls of the suite and under house lounge area.
Cook up your pasta masterpiece in the easy to use kitchen. Or grab a towel and a glass of wine and stroll down to our friendly beach for an evening you'll never forget. Step outside to your private patio deck or avail yourself of the large garden and under house lounge area. Your personal water equipment...or golf clubs .... are always close to hand and ready for use. Or just take a walk (30 yards) down our private footpath to the friendliest little beach on Maui.
Laundry and board storage facilities are provided together with all the ocean toys you might need to enjoy this stunning location. These include SUP boards, ocean kayaks, boogie boards and a single OC1 canoe! There is a huge under house lounge, which features a Weber gas grill, dinning area and super comfortable lounge seating. The perfect place to relax at any time of the day or evening.
Maui's North Shore is regarded as the quieter side of the island. But don't let this sentiment fool you. In addition to all of the usual outdoor activities, the area surrounding us boasts some of the best dining, entertainment and shopping on Maui. The picturesque old town of Paia is just minutes drive from us and offers an eclectic mix of dining, bars, general stores, boutiques and gift shops. Equally nearby is Kahului which features the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center shopping mall, lots of restaurants and many of the usual stores found on the mainland. In contrast, a visit to the Kahului Flea Market will always unearth unusual items and bargains. The towns of Wailuku and Makawao are also close by for more shopping and entertainment choices.
And remember.... we are always available to help with anything you may need..... from shopping and entertainment advise to hot tips on secret hikes, water spots and other local inside information!
These units are subject to some minor airplane noise. Most of it stops by 10:30pm. Most people are not affected by this. Persons who are sensitive to noise should be advised that cancellations made upon arrival because of this cannot be refunded. Please read our reviews for more info and insights.
Keywords: vacation_rental, beach_house, ocean. watersports, kiting, windsurfing, swimming, Maui, Hawaii, kayaking, island_life
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Why Owner chose Maui
This is paradise and to be able to live and have a business in such a place is beyond a dream. We have a beautiful home on one of the most unique and friendly streets and beach in Hawaii. I am an avid windsurfer and surfer and this is one of the best places in the world to enjoy those sports. Being able to offer our clients a unique vacation experience with all of the aloha, beauty and relaxation we would want in a vacation ourselves.
What makes this House unique
Direct access along our short private path to one of Maui's most beautiful beaches. One of the most famous places to windsurf in the world. The best sailors in the pro tour come to this beach to relax and practice and have fun. Private road with just a few homes. Large private garden with under house lanai offering lots of space to chill, bbq, play lawn games. Just one rental unit means a very private and relaxed atmosphere.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
It's all about the beach and the gracious hosts.
Although the previous comments about the noise of the jets is true, by day two, we had grown accustomed to it. By day three we didn't notice. What we did notice: turtle tracks at dawn, the colors in the sunrise, spectacular kite surfers and wind boarders and the surf we played in each evening.
The house is beautifully appointed. The bath and kitchen are brand new. Sleeping in the living room on the futon is comfortable, but cozy. The deck is thankfully free of the high afternoon winds of the beach. Surrounding gardens are lush and welcoming. Ray will even open a coconut for you to try. It is a place to experience Maui as a local.
If you had bikes, you could easily bike to Paia as there is a nice bike trail under the trees that connects you all the way to town.
The water toys are prevalent, but with the exception of the boogie board (which we wish there had been two) they all require expertise to use in high winds and surf. We were not bothered though. We played on the beach, and socialized with the cats and Sevin the dog (who are on the property, but don't come in the rental). I went to the beach each morning to see the sunrise and watch the turtles. You can easily cook in the unit, but we chose not to. Coffee on the deck was a regular morning occurrence. The location made a perfect launching for Upcountry excursions, Road to Hana, and town hopping. We went Jungle Ziplining (highly recommended). We hiked through the bamboo forest, waded across a river and saw a beautiful waterfall. That's as much of Road to Hana as we did. Upcountry brought the Surfing goat farm and the island winery (a gorgeous property). Kula Lodge was iconic, but we recommend the pizza oven and drinks outside to the dated interior. Paia was our favorite place to feel like a local. Everyone was friendly and kind. The scenery is lush. Ray, Vivienne and Sevin made us feel like family. The kitties did their part too. If you want to experience Hawaii as a local, stay here.
North Shore Paradise!
Ray and Vivienne's homes was a perfect getaway for us. Friendly Beach is appropriately named even though we had it to ourselves most of the time. Amazing views, nice people, snorkeling, wind surfing, etc. all in your backyard. If you want to explore, the location is perfect- a close drive to Pa'ia, Haiku, and Makawao, and if you're looking for more, Ray has local knowledge to share. Lastly, Ray couldn't have been a better host, he genuinely cared about the time we spent on the North Shore and provided all of the essentials and more. I hope this listing is still available next year because we will certainly be back to say hello to Ray, Vivienne, and of course, Sevin.
PS. Ray- I hope Sevin is back on the beach and having the best time. He truly is a remarkable dog and I know how special he is to you. Mahalo!
Will and Rachel
A wonderful place to stay!
We loved staying at Friendly Beach, it truly is the best beach in Maui! Ray was a very friendly host and his dog Seven is the happiest dog on the island for sure! The suite was literally steps from the beach ( 30 yards or so) and equipped with everything we needed and the town of Paia was a quick and easy drive , no more than 5- 10 min. The airport noise was intense at times but overall this is a fabulous spot to be on the island and we would for sure go back!
It was great meeting you and seeing you enjoy our slice of paradise. Looking forward to seeing you on Friendly Beach again soon. Many thanks for the photos! And a big woof from your buddy Sevin!
kids loved it and kiting parents really loved it.
Cozy. Modern. Friendly is the real deal. Beach is wonderful for hanging, making sand castles, swimming, SUP (supplied by great host) and kiting.
And we really loved having you guys here. Looking forward to the next time. Aloha!
The perfect combination of a home away from home and paradise.
One of the best spots on Maui. Super relaxing, peaceful, beautiful, and perfectly situated on Maui’s north shore. The beach was spectacular and the vrbo, amazing. It was very clean and well-equipped. Thank you Vivianne and Ray! You were the perfect hosts.
Big mahalo guys! So very sorry I missed you before you left. Sevin just had to go for a walk!
Really stoked you had such a good time and were able to do so many fun things.
It was great meeting you and getting to hang. I guess you will have to come back so we can SUP together :-)
Much aloha...Ray, Vivienne and Sevin.
If you like wind and water sports, there's no better place to stay on Maui. Protected water inside the reef and waves to play in at the reef. Nice big lawn and patios for when you need to refresh between sessions.
It was great having you guys here. We enjoyed sharing your enjoyment :-)
Looking forward to next time. Aloha!
The suite is located on one of the most unique neighborhoods on Maui. It is a private street with just a few homes that share an amazing beach. Easily the best beach on Maui for windsurfing, kiting, SUP'ing, kayaking, canoeing, diving and swimming. The waters are warm and safe. The beach is sandy and oh so beautiful. We are close to the 2 main centers on the North Shore, so access to the best shopping and eating establishments is just 3 miles away in either direction. We are more than happy to share our years of experience finding the top places to visit and enjoy. Just read the reviews. We are here when you need us and invisible when you don't! This wonderful place is called Friendly Beach for a reason ;-)
Rates & Availability
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Deposits are non refundable. Cancellations made 60 days or less prior to arrival date will not receive a refund. We always attempt to rebook the property and will refund any days that we are able to rebook less a 10% service charge.