Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Why Martha Bodell chose Paia
Our daughter and son in law and grandchildren are locals and it's the best place on earth!
What makes this Condo unique
We provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, umbrella, 2 coolers, straw beach bag. We have body soap, all kitchen supplies, laundry soap and basic kitchen cooking supplies olive oil salt and pepper ect.
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
5 Weeks in Paradise
I stayed at this property for 5 weeks while attending a course in Paia. I made this condo my home and I am so sad to leave. Martha was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She replied to my texts almost instantly and answered my many questions before I arrived and replied to my texts during my stay.
The condo is clean, bright and very spacious. I definitely overpacked. The cupboards are stocked with all the dishes and spices that you would ever need. There's a cupboard stocked with every beach item you could possibly dream of. There's plenty of dishes, towels, blankets and pillows. The sandy (swimmable) beach is less than a 5 minute walk and the rocky beach is beautiful to watch the sunsets. I saw the turtles every single day crawling out of the water and up the beach. I spent far too much time at Mama's Fish House. Although I did rent a car, the town of Paia is a short distance down the highway with awesome little shops and restaurants. Martha's referral to the rental car company resulted in a nice discount from them!! Thank you so much Martha! I will definitely be back!!
4 days at Martha's in Paia
Our first impression walking through the doors was that it would be extremely hot. But we opened windows and doors front and back and the ever present strong breeze soon created a comfortable environment. We slept in the back with 4 quiet fans running and the breeze coming through.
The unit is well supplied and Martha was quick to respond to our queries.
It is near Maman's fish house and the beach area behind there looks like a tropical paradise. We watched sea turtles each time we went there. There's a wave break and the water is shallow. Deep enough to swim though.
There's a garburator in the unit. Switch is under sink. I carted banana peels to the garbage bin before I discovered it.
Bring quarters for the laundry or install the PayRange app to pay. $1.25 to wash and $1.00 to dry. $10 minimum on the PayRange app by credit card.
We had a great stay!
This condo is so close to everything. We were a short walk to the beach and a short drive to Paia. This was a ideal location for all of our excursions. (Road to Hana, Haleakala, and upcountry.) I would highly recommend. Accessing the condo was a breeze and the owners had so many great tips avout the area and things to do.
A Place Needing Quality Control!
Strike One: We called Martha within the first hour or two we were there to tell her the fans were not working (one floor fan totally did not even turn on, the other floor fan did not oscillate, and the small tabletop fan seemed to blow warm air), the louver windows didn't work (didn't open), and one of the pocket doors to the bedroom was off track and could not close off the room to optimize using the air conditioner. Her reply "I do not fix things while a guest is in the unit". Excuse me?!
Strike Two: The painted floor in the bathroom was filthy, I mean filthy. The bottom inch on the inside of the tub shower curtain was totally black with mildew. Disgusting and inexcusable.
Strike Three: The general cleanliness of the property was well below what a guest should expect (and bear in mind that each guest pays a cleaning fee). There was food on the floor under the bench in the living room; the fans, usable or not, were so filthy I'm not sure I would have wanted to use them; same with the bedroom air conditioner; the coffee maker was at best only rinsed out for a LONG time, and the water tank and filter were both loaded with dried on old grounds.
The location was great, although a challenge getting out of the parking lot onto the highway. The bed was comfortable, however, I agree with someone who wrote a review quite a while ago, the sheets were pilled and scratchy.
A perfect place in paradise
Thanks for installing the air conditioner in the bedroom, as well as having the apartment stocked with EVERYTHING - from snorkle equipment to a book of day hikes. The small private beach was ideal for swimming and Mama's Fish House next door made out visit even more perfect!
Second visit and better than the first
This was my second stay at Martha's place and I enjoyed it even more this time! Comfortable place to stay for a couple of nights near Paia. Ate way too much at Mama's Fish House which is a short walk from the condo. Had a couple of nice days at the beach which is a lovely protected cove behind the oceanfront homes. Lots of sea turtles around there, too.
A great way to start my trip.
Minutes away from world famous JAWS and steps away from world famous Ho'okipa Beach.