Aloha! We don’t know if this is going to be your first time in Maui, if this place has already become a part of you, if you want to visit for surfing or a yoga retreat, or to attend a spa day or take a helicopter tour. Let us help you with the stay anyway! Popular as one of the most visited destinations for honeymooners, Maui offers even more than breathtaking beaches and mountains. It revives you!
Here are the top 7 Airbnb vacation rentals that will make Maui just grow on you in all its beauty.
I can’t even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it’s so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It’s very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven’t been to paradise if you haven’t been to Hawaii. Bruno Mars
Nestled between the West Maui Mountains and the dazzling Pacific Ocean, this house makes for complete bliss. The highlights are the saltwater pool (surrounded by jasmines), organic gardens, the sounds of the Waihe'e River that emanate from the valley below, energy healing sessions, delicious breakfasts, and a very unique setting. In terms of connectivity, this house is 15 minutes from the main town of Kahului, and 20 minutes from the airport. Surrounded by spectacular views and the lovely fragrance of jasmines, the saltwater pool in the house is a delightful place. It is a must, not only for an early morning swim, but for that peaceful moment you have been longing for long. After which, you can enjoy the breakfast that is included in the room rate. Who would mind a platter of homemade banana bread, scones, marmalade, roasted nuts, fruits, and coffee or tea in the morning, amidst mountains, forest and ocean?!
Absolutely wonderful! Sally’s place is even more spectacular than described. The location is superb, next to the Ridge Crest trail and Iao needle. We loved the breakfasts(…) Olia
Mountain Ocean views
Address: Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii (see map)
Number of Guests: 2
Price: from 125 USD
Access: By car - the closest public bus stop is 2.5 miles (4 km) from the house.
In addition to the panoramic views across Maalaea Bay, this home scores a perfect 10 when it comes to location. Only 10 minutes from the airport, Lahaina, Kehei, Wailea, North Shore, and other major destinations, the house allows you to explore and take up activities without any trouble. A short walk from the house is a beach park, which is not crowded and can be used for long walks, biking, or a picnic in the shade. The sunrise over Mt. Haleakala can be seen as the whales, dolphins, and marine turtles perform in the tropical waters, only a few yards away from your table. Another way to enjoy a romantic meal is by going for a sunset dinner cruise, which can be booked by walking to Maalaea Harbor. After a good night’s sleep in the big and warm bed, start your day with breakfast and beautiful panoramas across Maalaea Bay. The island offers an option of romantic carriage rides, which give you an opportunity to click vintage-like pictures and experience another era. Now you know why it is a hit with honeymooners!
This place was incredible, definitely the highlight of our honeymoon. Quiet, comfortable and relaxing. The view from the lanai is really something and the little beach is a real gem. Amazing snorkling and green turtles right on your doorstep, we would highly recommend a stay. Liam
Romantic Maui Direct Oceanfront
Address: Wailuku, Hawaii (see map)
Number of Guests: 4
Price: from 169 USD
Access: 10 minutes from Kahului Airport. Take the public bus, taxi, or Aaron’s surf taxi Maui (35 USD)
Close to several forest reserves that are perfect for hiking, zip lining ooportunities, the lavender farm, and Haleakala National Park, this ritzy cottage is extremely private and, unlike many in Maui, not attached to the owner’s house. This place is also just a few minutes from Makawao and Haiku Town Centers, but having a car is a must when planning to opt for this private country estate. Also, if you are into wildlife and love bird watching, you have another great option of spending an entire laid-back day in the cottage, watching horses, deer, and cattle running and grazing through the pastures below. A perfect base for exploring Upcountry Maui, the house is warmly done out with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and Hawaiian-themed hand-painted decorative touches. The colossal windows in the bedroom offer spectacular views and you can watch deer, owls, horses, and bats without leaving your bed. A private barbecue pit and dining area with ocean views are a few more perks of signing up for this pretty cottage.
This was hands down the most wonderful Airbnb I have stayed in since joining three years ago and staying 30+ places. It has fantastic views, lovely Hawaiian furniture and a lot of amenities. Thank you! Jacob
Private Detached Ocean View Cottage
Address: Makawao, Hawaii (see map)
Number of Guests: 2
Price: from 199 USD
Access: By private vehicle
For adventurous souls and water babies, this fancy Airbnb yacht stay offers everything fun and modish. The option of sleeping under the stars and above the water on a 45-foot (13.7-meter) catamaran on the sea is tempting enough to beat all reservations. There are options to choose from a queen-sized bed inside the yacht, the trampolines, or the cozy private berths. On top of it all, you get your own personal kayak to explore and commute. Excited already? Located in the middle of the bay with sights that encompass the sunrise over the eastern mountains and sunsets over the western mountains, one doesn’t really need to do a lot to relax. But if you want, you can choose between taking out your kayak and paddling around the bay, jumping off the boat for a swim, or just listening to some good music.
Enjoyed every minute of it on this catamaran!!! The best last minutes decision to find my getaway place after long hard week. Brent was always helpful and very accommodating to make sure you are comfortable on the catamaran. My best times were sleeping under stars and waking up with the first morning rays of the sun on my skin. Totally awesome!! Elsa
Yacht Glamping Under the Stars
Address: Kihei, Hawaii (see map)
Number of Guests: 6
Price: from 55 USD
Access: Maui bus system for 4 USD a day. There is a bus stop just near shore from the yacht. Or opt for a personal pick-up service
A perfect place for a spiritual retreat, Maui Eco Retreat is located in the North Shore of Maui and is encircled by lush jungles, ponds, and an interesting garden of four elements. A little temple in the retreat, which is built with authentic recycled teak wood and has craftsmanship of Asian heritage, is one of the most fascinating features of this place. Always thought about serious introspection? Take some time off and listen to your heart. As the host describes it, it is “where your vacation becomes a transformation!” Directly next to the ocean, this property boasts beautiful hiking trails, waterfall lagoons, a dreamy setting, and free Yoga and meditation classes. The easily accessible waterfall with lagoon certainly tops it all as you find yourself standing on top of the waterfall 200 feet (61 meters) above the bottom. Don’t forget to bring your hiking boots. Every room in Opua House has a unique theme, with carefully selected pieces of art and cultural items from around the world. Many of the guests describe their experience in this peaceful property as magical, with numerous striking hidden treasures all over the place. The strolls in the garden can be very fascinating, with several beautiful statues that have history behind them.
Maui Eco Retreat ~ Indian Room
Address: Haiku/Huelo, Hawaii (see map)
Number of Guests: 2
Price: from 129 USD
Access: Rent a car. It is located 40 minutes northeast of Kahului Airport, and 30 minutes from Paia Town (on the way from the airport)
Located in the center of Kihei, only one block away from Sugar Beach, this studio listing is largest unit in the condominium complex. It has one king-sized bed and a queen-sized sofa, so catering up to four guests is no problem at all. One could say that it has everything – cozy turquoise and white interiors with a pool and jacuzzi outside. If that isn’t enough, the beach is a mere 200 steps away! It is your home away from home! Toiletries are provided by the host through “starter kits” which is very convenient since there will be no need to shop for them anymore. As for cooking, this listing also comes with appliances, so you have the option to just stay in and relax. Nearby is Maui’s Humpback Whale Sanctuary which provides the best views for picnics and sunsets. It’s definitely a steal!
SUITE DREAMS MAUI
Price: from 159 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This 2 bedroom/2 bath condo listing is located at Kihei Garden Estates. It’s peach and warm interiors beckons guests to have a relaxing stay in Maui. This listing is especially good for travelers who want to feel at home during a vacation. This listing can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. The overall ambience gives out a sophisticated feel – a spacious Lanai for alfresco dining, warm orange hues in the kitchen and in the dining room, an outdoor pool and a jacuzzi which is great for that al fresco dining experience. There are also beautiful gardens with Plumeria trees and Gardenia blooms outside if you want to take a stroll. Transportation is no problem at all since it is near the main highway and the bus stop is a mere one block away. Convenience stores are also nearby for some supplies that you might need. But do you want to know the best part about this listing? It’s just across the street from Waiohuli Beach – the perfect place to enjoy sunsets!
Tranquil Kihei 2 Bedroom Condo
Price: from 195 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Looking for your slice of paradise in Maui? With the Gingerbread House, you’re in for a treat. The renovated 1930’s studio cottage is inside a lush gated property, perfect for visitors in need of a Hawaiian hideaway! It’s 10 minutes away from the beach and 20 minutes away from the airport.
Lined with cedar on the inside, you’ll be greeted with a delightful smell the moment you step in. It features a quaint kitchenette and a custom-tiled bathroom. There are many windows that’ll let you look out and marvel at the vibrant greenery. Behind the Gingerbread House, there’s an outdoor patio under a tree canopy, where you can spend your nights stargazing. There’s also a seasonal stream and an organic farm in the backyard, surrounded by plenty of fruit trees. The house is adjacent to The Sacred Garden, which has walking labyrinths, lily ponds and meditation zones. Entrance is free and open to the public daily.
You’ll also love this property if you find it exciting to live in a house where a famous person once lodged in. Jimi Hendrix booked a stay in it back in the 70’s while filming Rainbow Bridge.
If a private and unique Maui vacation is what you’re after, go ahead and escape to this charming little home!
Adorable Garden Gingerbread HouseMakawao, Hawaii, United States
Upcountry Maui can be found on higher elevations surrounding Haleakala, also known as the island’s highest peak. In this district, the beaches give way to rolling hills and misty mountains. Kula Treat is a 2-bedroom apartment that lets you experience the best of what the upcountry has to offer. The location is perfect for a visit to the Haleakala National Park as well as day trips to Hana. Farmers’ markets and restaurants are at a short driving distance.
Aside from the spacious bedroom and the recently upgraded kitchenette, the apartment also has an outdoor hot tub and a sun deck. For adventurers, there’s enough space to store bikes, surfboards and windsurfing gear. With a warm and cozy vibe, it makes for a wonderful home away from home! You can experience authentic country living - something that most swankier accommodations wouldn’t be able to provide.
Another thing that’s notable about this apartment is that the owner donates a portion of every booking to the Pachamama Alliance. It’s an organization that works with Ecuadorian natives to preserve rainforests. Not only will you be able to have an unforgettable and relaxing stay, you’ll also get the chance to help out.
Kula Treat - Upcountry Maui with Hot Tub!Kula, Hawaii, United States
Live, love, aloha!
If any of these Airbnb properties had you swooning and made you feel like taking a holiday, book a vacation to Maui before your calendar gets full. You can thank us later. Hawaii please!
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