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The 12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Maui, Hawaii - Updated 2020

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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!

And if you want to stay here for a full vacation without spending too much, an Airbnb is your best option. Stay and immerse yourself in the island by booking one of these best Airbnbs in Maui, Hawaii.

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

1. Gorgeous, serene, and away from the touristy hustle (from 125 USD)

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 Airbnb Maui 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
If you would like to stay with plumeria flowers all around you and swim amidst nature’s glory, this beautifully decorated place will certainly make a perfect option.And yes, that generous white window in the bedroom is sure to give you memories of the most beautiful mornings.

Mountain Ocean views

Address: Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii

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.

2. Romance at the oceanfront with panoramic views (from 169 USD)

In addition to the panoramic views across Maalaea Bay, this Maui airbnb on the beach 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

Also See: 9 Best Waterfall Hikes in Maui

Romantic Maui Direct Oceanfront

Address: Wailuku, Hawaii

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)

3. Private cottage on the hill for the honeymooners (from 199 USD)

Close to several forest reserves that are perfect for hiking, zip lining opportunities, 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. It has been one of the more popular properties in Maui because it is 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 Maui vacation rental.

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

4. Glamping in a yacht under the stars

For adventurous souls and water babies, this fancy property, Hawaii 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
In Ma'alaea Bay, this is one of the best Hawaii airbnb because it is protected as the waves are usually flat and calm in the mornings. The trade winds are also manageable in the afternoon. That is one key reason for whales visiting the area to give birth.

Yacht Glamping Under the Stars

Address: Kihei, Hawaii

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

Yacht Glamping Under the Stars #2
84 reviews
Shared room 6 Beds 6 Guests

5. Unwind and reflect at Maui Eco Retreat (from USD 189)

A perfect place for a spiritual retreat, this Airbnb in Maui, Hawaii is located in the North Shore 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, this Maui vacation rental 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

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)

Magnificent Eco-Paradise with Exclusive Waterfall!
Haiku/Huelo, Hawaii, United States
90 reviews
Private room in nature lodge 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed inspiring decorations and all the amenities needed
there are two wonderful and a little challenging trails to natural pools and a truly impressive waterfall
as described the property and room was amazing
really open and nice kitchen
they have a nice sized fridge/freezer organized for each guest room and a nice kitchen for cooking
clean and comfy room
spacious clean kitchen which we didn't end up using during our short jaunt
the indian room and shared facilities were spotless and tastefully decorated
the staff are thoughtful and intentional
friendly and helpful staff of wwoofers
the staff was very friendly and courteous
staff were extremely helpful and pleasant
raphael is a great host
wonderful place and a gorgeous location
the proximity to paia is great and the location itself is pretty unique
it has a great location
great quiet and peaceful location
the location gave us a great island experience isolated from touristy spots and so close to nature
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6. Unwind at the Suite Dreams Maui (from USD 59)

Located in the center of Kihei, only one block away from Sugar Beach, this studio listing is the largest unit in the condominium complex and one of the best rentals in Maui, Hawaii. It has one king-sized bed and a queen-sized sofa, so catering up to four guests is no problem at all. This Airbnb 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. This rental is definitely a steal!

Kihei, Hawaii, United States
220 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c was a major treat
we really appreciated the kitchen amenities along with the beach accessories that were included (cooler beach chairs etc
great view and pool/spa
a cute and clean studio with a large bed and perfect couch for sleeping or napping
we had a nice corner unit next to the pool
very clean when you arrive
clean place and easy to find
a lovely condo well appointed very clean
overall the unit was very clean and bed was comfortable
it is always sparkling clean without unwanted “guests”
tracy (the property manager) was very easy to get ahold of and helpful when matters arose
tips notes and recommendations were provided which we found to be very helpful
they contains loads of information before during and checkout of your stay which is helpful
helpful binder provided with suggestions for activities places to eat etc
local guide was thorough and very helpful
great location within kihei
loved this cute little place
walking distance to tons of great places
good location within walking distance of beaches but quiet as well
location is perfect for getting all around maui
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7. Feel at Home in this Tranquil Kihei 2 Bedroom Condo (from USD 195)

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 on the island. This is one of the best options for Maui house rentals, especially 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 – which makes it among the best Maui condo rentals to enjoy sunsets!

Tranquil Kihei 2 Bedroom Condo
Kihei, Hawaii, United States
244 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were really comfortable- even the sofa pullout
the living room furniture was comfortable and we enjoyed watching tv when baby was sleeping
there is only one air conditioner but surprisingly strong enough to cool the whole unit including the loft
the outdoor bbq by the pool was super; well-equipped with tools of the trade
the kitchen has all the amenities you could want when traveling and made us feel like home
everything was clean and comfortable
the condo itself is gorgeous and clean
calm clean and cozy place
spacious and very clean
and everything was very clean
she was very attentive & helpful
the owners recommendations were really helpful and showed that she cared about our experience
she is a wonderful host who has always taken good care of us
she was extremely responsive
thanks for your quick helpful responses
wonderful location 2 minutes walking distance from the beach
great location and you can walk to everything
great location and great value
great location - just a short walk to the beach
great location to everything including a short walk to the beach
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8. Enjoy a sweet escape in this Gingerbread House (from 175 USD) (from USD 195)

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 inside this lovely Airbnb Maui Hawaii. 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 Airbnb Maui 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 one of the loveliest and best Airbnb in Maui you can find.

Adorable Garden Gingerbread House
Makawao, Hawaii, United States
322 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cedar-scented cottage was downright charming and thanks to a powerful fan above the bed quite comfortable too
you can open the windows and use the fan but the house will still be warm
quiet comfortable cabin in serene jungle setting
the bathroom was super roomy and we had plenty of storage space for our belongings
the bed was very comfortable and loved the cooler weather at night with all the windows open
the place was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
it was extremely clean and had almost everything we needed
the place was clean and had everything you could need and more
nice clean quiet and peacful place surrounded by a beautiful nature
the cottage is well stocked clean and has ample utility to prepare simple meals
she was truly a very attentive host
eve was a lovely host
great experience eve was welcoming and a fantastic host
eve and steve were awesome hosts
both hosts are very responsive and knowledgable about the island and offer additional services
great location in the high country
location is fantastic too
it was in a great location
great location with a magical quality about it
it’s also in a great location close enough and far enough from everything
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9. Relax on a quiet country haven at Kula Treat (from 146 USD) (from USD 135)

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 one of the more popular vacation rentals in Maui. This 2-bedroom apartment that lets you have the best Maui Airbnb experiences 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 making it one of the best options in Maui. 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 property 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
544 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fabulous location amazing views clean well appointed kitchen bath & outdoor amenities
she helped make our stay in kula extra comfortable and memorable
the apartment was clean and spacious and had all the amenities we could have needed
pamela was a great host easy communication amenities and comfortable space
everything is clean as well
clean and quiet living place
everything was spotlessly clean and we can't wait to return
pamela's place is clean beautiful and spacious
the place is beautiful and very clean
she was super helpful
pamela was a lovely host
she is very thorough from directions & helpful suggestions to kindness in every encounter
pamela was a great host
amazing host with all the local tips
the location is very quite and ideally located for a trip to the haleakala national park
great location on maui - close to the national park and several good restaurants
it's location was great for visiting haleakala for sunset and driving to the airport the next morning
great location for visiting haleakala pamela is super helpful
the place is located in the central maui so it's a great "base" to explore the island
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10. Luxury cottage with pool (from USD 395)

Holidaymakers eager to reconnect with nature and enjoy staying in luxury should consider booking this cottage located in Kihei, on the southwest shore of Maui. It’s perfect for four guests, with two fully furnished bedrooms and one bath. The exquisite sunset view from the on-site lanai makes this place worth the splurge, and guests will also have access to the pool, barbeque facilities, and snorkeling gear. Those with furry friends can rest easy because pets are welcome here.

Victorian Villa by Wailea with 180' ocean views
Kihei, Hawaii, United States
238 reviews
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house had stunning views a lovely balcony where we had breakfast everyday and more
additionally we enjoyed the cottage since the views were better than expected and it was very comfortable
bed and bathroom had a lot of thoughtfulness full length and magnifying mirror
beds were comfortable and the pac n play was set up with blankets toys in the living room
the view is wonderful the pool is great and the home is comfortable
it was extremely clean and sandra's communication was amazing
the place is clean and beautifully decorated
the whole community was very clean safe and relaxed
it is absolutely beautiful clean and comfortable
pool: is beautiful clean and a joy to have
she was just lovely and helpful
thank you sandra for being a wonderful host
sandra very friendly welcomed our company of friends
sandra is the best host very friendly and always available for questions and tips
the place is perfect and sandra is a great host we highly recommend
this is an amazing location
the location was very central and close to wailea beach in a lovely neighbourhood
also very close to great restaurants
close to the best beaches and snorkling on maui
the location is great in a quiet neighborhood and close to great restaurants etc in the area
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11. Stylish vacation rental for two in Kihei (from USD 250)

An Airbnb property perfect for two, this choice offers a stay as luxurious and comfortable as a hotel room. Besides the fully furnished rooms, guests can enjoy a moment on the private deck or enjoy the saltwater spa on-site. An outdoor shower with hot water ensures you don’t end up tracking sand indoors, and the memory foam mattress on the queen bed ensures a sound sleep after a day spent exploring the island. Make the most of your stay by enjoying a dip in the hot tub at any time of the day.

Luxury Cottage, Saltwater Spa, Walk to Beach/Dining/Shops
Kihei, Hawaii, United States
74 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c and fans work great as does the wifi
the fans and a/c were all in good working order
the bedroom was beautifully decorated and also had a nice sized television ceiling fan and ac unit
we couldn’t have felt more comfortable in jenni’s cottage
the tv was large and my husband enjoyed catching some sunday football
the entire house is super clean and beautiful
the location is super convenient the cottage spotless and communication with the host couldn’t have been easier
well-equipped and clean the house provides nearly all we need especially the kitchen utensils
the cottage was nicely decorated clean and cozy
the cottage was extremely clean beautiful and conveniently located
host was very nice and responded fast
she is responsive and attentive
people were friendly everywhere we went and we can’t recommend the stay here enough
what a delightful stay a lovely lil' cottage with a most gracious host
jenni is truly an exceptional host
it’s located in a safe convenient neighborhood and quiet at night
this location is maui is the most ideal for anyone who isn't familiar with the island
very nice place in a great location
and the location is awesome very close to the beach shops and restaurants
her place is beautiful and walking distance from restaurants cute shops and the beach
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12. Private room facing the ocean (from USD 75)

This oceanfront property in Maui is perfect for guests looking for a fuss-free and affordable stay while visiting the island. Beachgoers will find it perfectly located as it’s right in front of the water, where you can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and swimming - just be sure to bring your own beach towel. Guests are welcome to the lanai and can make use of the laundry room on-site.

Oceanfront w/ Pool, Hear the Waves, Strong WIFI
Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
282 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Live, love, aloha!

If any of these best Airbnbs in Maui, Hawaii had you swooning, be sure to book it now before your calendar gets full. You can thank us later once you’ve experienced everything this island in Hawaii is famous for.

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Frequently asked questions about the best Airbnbs in Maui, Hawaii

1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Maui?

This luxury cottage in Kihei is owned by an Airbnb Superhost and is spacious and comfortable enough for your family of four as well as your beloved pets.

2. Which are the cheapest Airbnbs in Maui?

If you’re looking for an affordable vacation rental near the beach, check out this private room with an oceanfront view owned by an Airbnb Superhost.

3. Which are the best Airbnbs with a spa in Maui?

A saltwater spa completes this stylish vacation rental in Kihei. The on-site hot tub offers the perfect way to relax after a long day of activities.

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