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The Friendliest Beach on Maui. Kite, Windsurf, SUP, Swim or Chill! Your Choice!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why The Owner chose Paia

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.


Paia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large covered board and sail storage 30m from beach. Available for use : One 2 person kayak and two single person kayaks. Three SUP boards. Boogie boards.


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(72 traveler reviews)

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The Friendliest Beach on Maui. Kite, Windsurf, SUP, Swim or Chill! Your Choice!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 72 reviews

Perfect vacation on Mauis Nortshore

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the appartement of Ray and Vivienne.

The location on Mauis Nortshore is excellent: on a very nice little beach with possibilities of swimming, Paddleboarding and even windsurfing or kiting. Because there is no public beach access we shared the beach only with the people living there - therefor it was never busy. Thoug the house is not on the beachfront itself and is located in second row, we loved the very closeness to the beach. Distances to the cool and nice little town Paia (for buying food, shopping or going out for dinner) or to the Kanaha Beach Park (for Windsurfing or Kiting on the best waves ever) are very short.

The appartement itself has an outstanding terrasse (the whole appartement is on the First floor) with fantastic views where you can just sit for hours and enjoy the moment.

Ray and Vivienne are very helpful - Ray gave us many good advices regarding our Maui Trips. Especially his recomendations for our Hanatour were just fantastic.

We had a wonderful stay - thanx Ray and Vivienne - Mahalo

ALOHA Peter and Madeleine

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you here. We so enjoyed your enjoyment! That you chose to spend your honeymoon at Friendly Beach was a real honor. We love showing our clients the beauty that is Maui. Thank you for your kind words. Much aloha to you both!
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Ray's place is a north shore paradise. Like wind surfing? Nowhere else you'll want to be. View and beach were beautiful. Ray is an awesome host. Showed us a couple fun hikes, and some cool stuff to do out in Hana. Definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so great having you guys stay with us. Loved your energy!!!!! Fly fishing on Maui....who would have thought it! Come back soon :-) Mahalo for the kind words.
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Great place on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 1-week stay here. Ray and Vivian were very helpful and enthusiastic about sharing great information about the island. The place is very clean and cozy, and we had everything we needed here. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, it’s like having your private piece of paradise. The plane noise was what we expected after reading reviews and didn’t bother us. We think this place is great for a stay on Maui and extremely well located, between Kahului with all amenities and on the other side Paia and the other cool towns of the north shore.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having your family stay with us. We loved seeing you enjoy the beach and our travel suggestions. These are the reasons we do this as we get so much enjoyment from seeing our guests embrace the Maui experience and the beauty and seclusion of Friendly Beach. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo and Much Aloha!
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A Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Maui. Being able to stay in this lovely home made it extra special. The guest suite is beautiful, modern and very well appointed with everything a guest could possibly need. Ray and Vivienne are warm and gracious hosts. The property is well located, making it easy to get to any side of the island. The beach is pristine and just a few steps away. The home is near the aiport and as others have mentioned you will hear flights taking off and landing. We didn’t find it to be a problem at all and would love to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very loud location

  • 1 of 5

The accommodations are fine and the proximity to the beach is amazing! There are very few people on the beach which really makes it special. the home owners Ray and Vivienne were both very kind, welcoming and helpful.

However the home is literally at the end of one of the airport runways and the house shakes when planes take off day and night, you have to subside talking for a while as the noise is so loud. if you have sensitivity to noise or are looking for a quiet location, this is not it.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Fabulous holidays ever!

  • 5 of 5

Spending holidays in a charming spot full of undisturbed nature is really marvelous. For windsurfers it‘ s the best place to stay. The apartment is beautiful furnished and the owners are very nice and always helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Charley's is the most famous bar on Maui. Paia
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Paia has lots of great eating places.
Nearest Beach
Right outside our back yard!!!! Camp One beach.
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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