|Space||650 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
***Friendly Beach is fully permitted by the County of Maui***
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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!
Keywords: vacation rental, beach house
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.
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.
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!
My boyfriend and I had such a good time here that we got engaged right on Ray and Viv's Beach! We stayed at their place and it was the best vacation I have ever had. The beach is MAGNIFICENT. It is basically the picture perfect post card you would imagine Maui to be, but really there right in front of you. It is also really cool that they let you use some of their fun water toys! If you are a windsurfer there is no better spot on Maui! It is all water and beach - no large trees to get in the way if you are a kitesurfer. Very relaxing and serene. I wanted to experience Maui and not just the touristy stuff - I wanted to see Maui for its beauty and this was the perfect spot. Also close to every part of the island. The suite is filled with some awesome art work by Ray himself. Oh - and if you are lucky enough to try Ray's cooking... you are in for a treat! Really amazing hosts and I am already planning my trip back! Thank you Ray and Viv!!!
Great place to spend our vacation!!!
Will definitely come back!!
Big Mahalo to Ray and Vivienne for providing such wonderful accommodations for our spring break family getaway. We've been to Maui many times and this was our 2nd stay at Friendly Beach. The unit has been updated with a lovely kitchen and bathroom and super-comfortable bed. The kids stayed on the pull-out futon and that worked fine. The lanai is so great for enjoying a morning coffee or an afternoon read in the sun. But the beach is so incredible, it's really a toss-up about where to spend your time. This year we had a brother/sister in law join us and they were able to book the separate bedroom/bath at Ray and Vivienne's and we shared our kitchen with them. With the private kite-surfing launch area and secluded beach, Ray and Vivienne's extreme friendliness and location close to Paia and Kahului, this place surpasses our expectations!
Ray and Vivian are superb hosts. I was solo traveling through Maui and spent 2 nights at Ray and Vivian's lovely home. The biggest house on a quiet street with access to an incredible beach that you have all to yourself. You have your choice of stand up paddle boards, kayaks and many more beach activities. Would definitely stay next time I'm in Maui for much longer.
Been to Maui 6-7 times over past 25 years, windsurfing now kiteboarding. Even though it's the place where both sports began, and still the place where the worlds best live or come to compete, beach access is quite limited. Ray's friendly beach is one of a dozen or so homes on a dead end street (few available to rent) with a private beach and a reef 1/4 mile front of it. Never more than 10 surfers ever on it, this is the best location on the island.
And as a bonus, the property is amazing! Steps from the beach, a big grassy yard to clean gear, a shaded patio under the elevated house with dining set, comfy couches, grill, fridge & bar. The apartment upstairs is clean and updated with a large bed and comfortable futon in the living area. Ray's tasteful artwork is hung throughout. And a private outdoor deck.
Ray and his wife Viv have created the perfect surf camp. They are both welcoming and friendly and always willing to give advice on restaurants & activities, but allow you privacy if that's preferred. Ray has led an interesting and colorful life and shares island lore, with tales of Maui back in the day and its famous nightlife, much of which he witnessed (orchestrated?). He wears a constant smile, and you would too if in his sandals.
Kiting, Stand Up Paddling, Windsurfing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 23 2017 - Jan 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
These units are subject to airplane noise. Most of it stops by 10:30pm. Some people may be affected. Persons who are sensitive to noise should be advised that cancellations made upon arrival because of this cannot be refunded.