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LEGAL Maui Hideway-Northshore Beaches, Surf, Windsurf, SUP, & Hike"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment #1 W/Full Kitchen

Our affordable spacious apartments are in 2 private houses - in a lovely and peaceful neighborhood. Perfect If you are on a Surfing, Windsurfing, Paddleboarding or Hiking Holiday...or just here to enjoy the delights of Maui. Great for everthing from a Romantic Honeymoon to a couple or Family Adventure! After a long day of sun, surf and exploration- relax in our shaded garden or on your private lanai. Let Maui's gentle breeze and gorgeous sunset end a perfect Island day.

Make us your home away from home -avoid the crowds of the large tourist hotels and live the true island lifestyle.

We are located in the rural Northshore Community of Haiku, 20 minutes from the Airport on the scenic coastal road to the old Hawaiian town of Hana. You will enjoy the peace of the Northshore and have access to a wide range of sports and natural settings for Windsurfing, Hiking, Swimming, Surfing and Savoring Maui's Rich culture and beauty.

Ho'okipa, the world famous windsurfing beach is five minutes away and the legendary wave PEAHI (JAWS) is minutes away when it appears in the winter months. Even with our country setting, eating places, gourmet restaurants (including the renowned Mama's fish house), markets and shops abound nearby. Free Wireless internet.

Keywords: Studio & 1 Bedroom Apartments

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Rich & Kathy Pennington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Rich & Kathy Pennington

Rich and I are Native Coloradoans but made our home on Maui in 1989. Raised our large family here and are blessed to have them and 6 Grandchildren living in Paradise!

Rich & Kathy Pennington purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Rich & Kathy Pennington chose Pauwela

We LOVE Haiku! Its Simple Rural life at its best. Green, Fragant and Cool with the perfect trade breeze. We are Away from the madding crowd...its real life on the beautiful North Side of Maui. We live 10 minutes from Puukoa and Love its easy access to beautiful Upcountry Maui We are close to Paia, Hana, Haleakala and Makawao. We Cater to those who want a unique HOME experience on Maui. We pride ourselves in keeping our Apartments Clean and in tip top shape for our guests! We are not a Hotel- not a resort- we offer a home a way from home environment to base your explorations from and a comfy place to relax when you are done with your fun.

What makes this apartment unique

NO crowds- we are a small property of two houses. Plenty of off street parking on site and a safe environment. Nice Yard area for gatherings or children. Plenty of wonders near by. Twin falls ( a hidden treasure) is just minutes away. Baldwin, Baby Beach & famous Hookipa Beach - just 10 minutes away and the cool of upcountry after a HOT beach day. The view from the our Lanai's overlook a field ( not houses). They showcase the West Maui Mountains and offer beautiful sunsets toward the Shores of Hookipa. The interiors are spacious and well designed for maximum comfort.


Pauwela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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LEGAL Maui Hideway-Northshore Beaches, Surf, Windsurf, SUP, & Hike
average rating of 3.7142856 based on 7 reviews

Good and affordable

  • 4 of 5

The four of us - two adults and two children - enjoyed our stay very much. We slept all together in the bedroom: 1 child on the spare bed and the other on a folding mattress on the floor. The condo was very clean and especially the kitchen well equipped and with a lot of storage space.

The shared laundry facilities were very handy - key and quarters (coins) are necessary though. The check-in worked fine. The place is easy to reach by car and the parking right next to the building. We loved the restaurant "Colleen's" in the nearby (10' driving) town very much - ask for the Cesar Chicken Pizza or the Baby Ribs. For shore access a drive is necessary. The garden surrounding the houses is pretty.

During our stay we met three large cockroaches and two spiders. The insides of the drawer in the living room had a moldy smell. Because of the mosquitos we didn't sit outdoors. Before leaving a floor vacuuming is expected, but overall it's a good value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was great. It was a bit difficult to locate the property and our unit at night.

  • 3 of 5

The space was good. It's a great location for the crater Hana and Pa'ai. It may be time for new pillows and I found the cleaning fee a bit steep.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old, dirty, unkept, unpleasant place. Poor service. Stay away.

  • 1 of 5

I was not at all impressed. The place was not clean and the bed was uncomfortable. Very. Must be a 1965 mattress with blankets even more ancient. Blinds were broken so windows didn't completely block light and the parking was not sufficient. There was a water leak and people were inside drilling and sawing and cutting for hours. Not the owners fault-stuff breaks sometimes. My daughter had to drive several miles to go to the bathroom. There was no effort on the owners part to compensate for such an inconvenience. To top it off it was some major hassle for us to get new sheets and towels after being there for 7 days.

Do yourself a favor and skip this place. I have stayed at many places and this was up there as the worst.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are not used to getting negative reviews as we deal directly with our guests in a very personal way ( Most of whom come to us year after year) and most write in our journals in our apartments. We pride our selves in running a clean and inviting property, fully stocked and using the finest of linens etc. SO- this scathingly UNTRUE review needs to be corrected for the record. Lets begin with this being a fraudulent booking where the guest did not inform vrbo or us that 6-8 people would be intermittently using our apartment. It was booked & paid for 3 & we provided extra beds so they could all sleep separately. We became aware there was a trade going on when they asked for new linens for the 2nd group. We were kind about it- did not ask them to leave and provided what they asked for but reminded them that no more than 3 were booked and allowed to sleep at the apartment. We thought they complied and Heard no complaints at all while they were there. If we had- we would have addressed any issue they had immediately. The Apartment was Perfectly clean on their arrival. On departure we received a hysterical msg from cleaner who found a horrible mess and ended up having to work for 7 hours the first day and 3 the next to clean up the mess they left behind. ( normal turn around clean is 2-3 hours) There was a kitchen full of food covered DISHES, 6 loads of TRASH plus piles of addl. dirty linens that they had HELPED themselves to in the storage/ laundry area without our knowledge.. which made 5 extra loads for me at home as it was impossible for her to get this done in time for the next guest. The floor was so filthy she had to sweep hair and debris off floor before even attemping to vacuum.( she send pic at this point) This is not a hotel - its a self service apartment with washer dryer provided if guest wants to wash sheets, towels or their own cloths and yet WE DID provide extras on their request in spite of their dishonesty at booking. The only thing true in this review is that we did have a water break which my husband ( a master plumber) worked on for over 6 hrs in the mid-day when guests were gone - in able to correct so it would not inconvenience anyone. This was out of our control and was fixed as quickly as possible. One of this group did return at one point and was unable to use the water at that time and we directed them to the closest bathroom near us. A 5 star hotel could not have done more. Beware VRBO and other VR owners!!
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Nice, quiet and clean apartment

  • 5 of 5

Overall nice and clean apartment and quiet place to stay. It had nice deck that you could see the ocean in the distance which was nice. The location was easy to see other parts of the island as well. It had everything I needed to make my stay comfortable and it all worked. Communication with the owners was easy and they were helpful. I would stay there again,

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Regina, Sk

Very well kept. Very well equipped. Came to address concerns when called.

  • 4 of 5

Apartment perfectly met our needs. Helpful staff. Very spacious. Close to airport very convenient. Easy access to the Hana highway & close proximity to Haleakala Crater. Would recommend to anyone wanting to be away from the commercialized resort strip.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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madison, wi

PERFECT/CLEAN/SAFE for active families!!! and so affordable!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3, me, my wife and my 5 year old son. We came to Maui for 6 nights, and had a VERY busy itinerary of whale and snorkeling tours, hiking and more.

The property is not far from the airport in a GORGEOUS, safe and totally normal residential neighborhood ofF a coastal hwy. Pull in down the fenced driveway to a well kept backyard and gravel parking area. Find your unit. go in. Safe, quiet and 100%clean.

Ruth the cleaning person is incredibly cheerful and worked with the owners rich/kathy to make a special accommodation for us that REALLY made the end of our trip extra special.

I miss the water and showers SO MUCH, so clean no taste or smell and strong hot water! The laundry room was also more than adequate and we had no problem sharing with the other travelers, never even ran into them in the laundry. The lanai was nice, and clean used the grill also met our neighbors from Russia and other countries who were also staying on the property.

Our son had room to run around totally safe, beautiful plants and some toys, good garbage area kept clean and easy to use.

Rich/kathy responded to everything incredibly quickly this is the same way I run my small business, and they aim to go above and beyond. Such a reassuring feeling.

The area, Haiku is incredible, small village feel, with paia slightly larger nearby. Makawao up the road is an incredible arts community. This spot puts you in the middle of the island in some ways, so if you dont intend to do haleakala or hana highway, it may be too far. But if you want surf, hiking, and a rural country AWAY FROM THE RESORTS. you just couldnt do better than this for the INCREDIBLE price. Especially if you plan to be out alot and just need a place to cook, clean and sleep.

We rent alot of places like this around the country and this was a step above in cleanliness. Not sure if this is allowed but if anyone has questions or wants advice email me at and I will try to help.

Only advice would be:

1. Some basic cooking herbs, pepper/salt would be nice. Especially with market prices, we left some to help the next people!

2. ACCOUNT FOR TRAFFIC IN PAIA. there are 2 points of the day with bad traffic if you want to get to anywhere south or west on the island. You can go up through makwao and come down the haleakala highway to avoid it i think. but jsut be aware either way its 20-30 mins you should add to travel to malaae or lahaina.


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului Airport Maui
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colleen's or Hana Ho
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Maui Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hana Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Colleen's or Hana Ho
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hookipa and Baldwin
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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