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Kite, Windsurf, Paddle and Chill on the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permitted

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) with ocean views and beach.

Permit # BBWK 2017/0001 TA-139-342-8480-01

Some people call it the best watersports 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 lovely rental suite offers vacationers of all types the perfect place to enjoy the aloha of Maui....and the perfect place to relax. A beautiful soft sand shore line make for the perfect launch or swim site. 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 largest on the street. We only feature one rental suite so this ensures exclusivity with room to breathe and privacy when you want it.

The apartment is completely self contained with it's own private entrance. A full size Queen bedroom, bright and clean bathroom and spacious living room are features of our vacation rental suite. A special and unique feature of the suite is the fabulous collection of original artworks by famous local artist, Ray Masters, adorning the walls of the suite and under house lounge area. The apartment is comfortably furnished and includes cooking facilities and equipment for all your daily needs. There is a convertible futon in the living room to accommodate extra guests. Laundry and board storage facilities are provided together with digital cable HDTV, DVD, and music systems and ultra high speed wireless internet access. Step outside to your private patio deck or avail yourself of the large garden. 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.

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.

The Hanawii suite is located on the upper floor of the house in the west wing. It has it's own private entrance. This spacious self contained suite features a large living room/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. Everything is included to allow you to prepare the most lavish or simple meals.

The queen bedroom and adjoining bathroom are also bright and roomy. Both main rooms have large glass sliding doors which open onto the large private deck. Plenty of room to eat or just relax while enjoying beautiful ocean and mountain views. The Hanawi 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. Fabulous original works of art adorn the walls. 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.

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

More Details

Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • 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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Kite, Windsurf, Paddle and Chill on the Friendliest Beach on Maui! Permitted
average rating of 4.876923 based on 65 reviews
S.F. Bay Area, California

Our number one choice on Maui!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely love our time at Friendly Beach! This was not our first time at Ray and Viv's, nor will it be our last. As always, the private beach was magical... Quiet, beautiful and serene. It is a treat to have such a lovely beach just steps away. We were greatly impressed by the renovations to the kitchen and bathroom, which bring this rental to the next level. And, if I am not mistaken, there is a new bed as well. I haven't slept that comfortably in years (and not just because we could hear the sounds of the ocean drifting up to our unit). We always appreciate the fabulous location. It is less than 10 minutes to Paia town, where we could shop and choose from numerous restaurants. Paia also has a great natural foods market, which I love. All that said, I think what makes Ray and Viv's place so special is Ray and Viv! Unlike many vacation rentals where the owner is nowhere to be found, Ray and Viv are always there when you need them. If you want total privacy, it is yours. But, if you want advice on where to go and what to see on Maui, they are incredibly knowledgable. They are friendly and open... We were even invited for dinner one evening! Mahalo for your kindness and hospitality. We'll see you next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great having guests return. And you certainly have done that...many times :-) It feels like a family visit when you're here. Really stoked you liked the remodel and upgrades. We spent a lot of money and time trying to get it right for our guests, as each has different tastes and needs. We think the place looks and feels really great and we are thankful that it met with your obvious approval. We look forward to your next visit....especially Sevin who loved swimming with you every day. And Vali who misses her cuddles! Much aloha to you both!
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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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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with Ray and Vivienne at their beautiful guest suite on Friendly Beach. My wife, our 8 year old daughter and I greatly enjoyed morning beach walks and swims before the wind cranked up for numerous unforgettable windsurfing experiences from the perfect launch. It was great to get to know our hosts - as well as Sevin the water dog (amazing). Thank you Ray and Viv for making our stay so wonderful and hope to visit again as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our great pleasure. We loved having you guys and look forward to seeing you again.
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Real Hawaii and heaven for windsurfers

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here. Modern comfortable unit. Perfect spot for windsurfing. My husband was in heaven. I went for a lovely beach walk each morning. We hired a car and there are many day trips to do from here. Paia has nice eateries (cage amis and paia bowl our favourites). Nice walk in forest in makawao if need to get out of heat. Whole foods awesome.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and the beach was amazing. Locals all over the island said this area was prime for it's beach. We loved the stay and would recommend it. Ray was super inviting and we enjoyed all the art work.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best family/windsurf vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place where I could windsurf and my family would also enjoy. I contacted Ray with some questions, he responded promptly and we booked. We arrived on Maui, got our car and gear and showed up at Friendly beach. The property was more amazing than we expected! We were greeted by Vivienne who showed us around the property and our rental. The house is impeccable, up to date and tastefully decorated with an awesome private deck. Ray's art is superb! The beach is just perfect and only a few steps away. I was able to keep my gear rigged and just walked up the pathway to the beach. Not only is the beach and property perfect for windsurfing, it was also a big hit with my wife and 7 year old. Ray, Vivienne and Sevin are super friendly and amazing hosts. We couldn't have had a more perfect vacation and just trying to figure out how to get back there ASAP!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Camp One
Car: necessary

The best beach on Maui for windsurfing, kiting, SUP'ing, kayaking, canoeing, diving and swimming


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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