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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 Second Floor Apartment

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 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

More Details

Rich & Kathy Pennington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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 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 2
  • 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
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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LEGAL Maui Hideway-Northshore Beaches, Surf, Windsurf, SUP, & Hike
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Good but needs a few improvements

  • 3 of 5

We thought that overall this is a nice rental, with a good location if you are looking to get away from the busy Lahaina side of the island. We had a problem with mice for the last couple days of our stay. The owners responded quickly with mousetraps but they did no good. The other negative at the current time is the fact that a whole subdivision is being built immediately behind the property with work beginning at 6:45 AM Monday through Friday. There were also a couple lights burnt out in the kitchen. The sofa has to be the lumpiest one ever designed by man and is not what you would call comfortable. Other than that the property was a good bargain for the price, in a nice neighborhood, attractive grounds, adequate parking, and the shower had plenty of hot water.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, We so appreciated the call you gave us on the mouse and it was the first report of a mouse since owning this property since 2006. Very unusual as we have an insect and rodent contract to keep things at bay. On top of setting the traps- We contacted Terminex right away also and they responded as soon as possible ( which was your checkout day) they rebaited out door stations. We still have not caught a mouse- ( anywhere on site- so think he made it back to the field where he belongs. And we sealed the area behind toilet you thought the access might be. I Talked to all other guests and no one had had similar issue. I am very sorry to hear the noise is ongoing at the property behind us. We were told this was wrapping up in January and have had no other complaints. Sadly we can't control the county and their work hours. We agree that early hour is ridiculous. They had told us 9-4 when it was addressed but we thought they were past the noise and in the quiet phase now. I am so sorry! As for couch- the cleaners are supposed to update us on any furniture problems and I will remind them on checking those things and of course they should have replace any burned out lights. We spoke often- I wish you had mentioned the lights or couch being lumpy - when you were here or we would have replaced it during your stay. We appreciate your stay with us and apologize for the issues you mention. We love to keep our guests Happy and your feedback helps us do better. Aloha Kathy
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NW Montana

Overall a pretty nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and fairly well stocked. We planned to cook many meals in the apt but the location was not best for that. We ended up coming back for dinner and just stay for the evening because we didn't feel like driving back to Kihei or Lahaina or wherever. My husband and I agreed we both prefer the Kihei area over the north side (that's where we stayed 10 years ago.) This apt isn't very close to most the island has to offer.

The kitchen was pretty well stocked but basic condiments, cooking oils, seasonings, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, leftover containers etc would've been nice.

They only give a starter supply of toilet paper and garbage bags so be prepared to buy more.

The bed was decent. A little on the hard side but I ended up sleeping pretty good. The couch which was the only soft seat in the house was awkwardly uncomfortable. Each cushion bulged up and there was a major cave in between.

There was construction going on right behind the building so sitting on the back Lanai wasn't too relaxing. Lots of machinery noise, talking, music etc. Starting at 7:00am.

Also there is no AC so the apt was warm and muggy some of the time.

The beach towels and small cooler came in handy. The owners were quick to offer a lighter blanket when I asked if there was anything that wasn't so hot.

Overall a pretty nice place to stay but just thought I'd point out some of the negative characteristics.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CA, USA

Quiet apartment was perfect for our stay. It was cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Everything I needed for cooking was in the kitchen. The owners are very nice and are literally a phone call away. Thank you so much Rich and Kathy for making our stay such a good experience. Twin falls is only 10 minutes away which leads to the road to Hana and Lahaina is about a 40 minute drive so I’d say staying here was perfect for traveling all throughout the island.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neptune Beach

Nice location, uncomfortable bed

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the proximity of this stay, but the bed was so HARD, it was troubling trying to fall asleep at night. I wish there would have been simple things like salt and pepper in the kitchen, but there was not. The internet went down a few times, (about 5 mins) but it always came back. The grounds were kept up nicely. The apartment seemed overall pretty clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Ester, I am so sorry to hear of your discomfort. We cater to a lot of Europeans who like a firm bed but we keep on hand lofty toppers for those who like them softer- so if you would have mentioned this when you were here - we would have remedied that situation immediately! A good nights sleep is very important. Usually there is Salt and pepper in the kitchen. We put in the travel picnic type. In case guests like to take on th e road. Perhaps they were empty and cleaner forgot to put new ones in. I am so sorry for that tiny mistake. We dont keep other spices on hand as most people don;t want to use anything that has been opened. Again - If I'd known we would have also provided the salt and pepper right away. I will talk to my girls and make sure this doesn't happen again. As for internet service- We use the highest rated cable company in Hawaii- Spectrum and we did speak to you about it while you were here and we thought the problem resolved itself quickly. Our sincere apologies- we aim to please . Next time around always talk to the Owners asap if you have any needs. We would have done whatever it took to make your stay more pleasant. Aloha Kathy
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It was as I expected, a comfortable place to shower and sleep.

  • 5 of 5

I much prefer the wet (east) side to the hot, dry, and crowded West side. The Puukoa rental was perfect for us. Bright and open apartment with all we needed to cook, sleep, and shower.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment and location couldn't have been better for us.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului Airport Maui
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Colleen's or Hana Ho
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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