"Really, really impressed with this place.
I waited far too long to book accommodations for my trip to Maui, and so when I finally got down to it, there wasn't much left to choose from. When I saw this unit, I had to do a double-take to ensure I was reading the ad correctly, and not sharing the unit with other guests. And it's true, the interior photos you see are representative of your own private unit within the three-unit Inn. Among other amenities, you get your OWN (i) spacious living room with large flat-screen TV (though why you'd ever turn it on is beyond me); (ii) well-equipped kitchen (doesn't have a traditional stove but it does have hotplates and a large toaster oven, along with dishwasher, microwave, sink, large island for food prep, full-sized fridge/freezer); (iii) tons of floor to ceiling windows wrapping around the kitchen/dining/living room area; (iv) two air conditioners that will bring the space down to sub-zero temperatures in a couple hours if you want; (v) full-sized bath and shower; (vi) two decent sized bedrooms, both with ceiling fans and what I believe are double beds.
A couple of other comments: The space was immaculately clean when we arrived, and the owners provided a little guest tray with a pound of local coffee, some biscotti, oatmeal, a selection of tea, energy bars, and a few other things. In other words, the owners care about their Inn and they care about their guests. They also provided detailed directions from the airport, because the Inn is tucked away in a little valley, and would be decidedly hard to find the first time without a map.
On this last point, a little editorial: this was my fourth trip to Maui, and the first time on this side of the island, having previously stayed in Kapalua, Maaleaea, and Kihei. I was a bit tenative at first, thinking (i) I'd be staying in monsoon territory, and (ii) I'd not have as much to do. Regarding the former, I can say it only rained a handful of times, typically in the early morning or the evening, and regarding the latter, I felt I had *more* things to do on this side. Granted, my trip was predominantly cycling based, and three of the four signature Maui rides start close to Paia (and by extension, Haiku), but in terms of proximity to great restaurants, quaint little coffee shops, smoothie joints, beaches, lush greenery, and breathtaking views, you've got all of it close by, and at the end of the day, you've got a clean, quiet, secluded Inn to come back to."
Guest: Ari S.
Date of Stay: March 2017
Review Submitted: March 26, 2017