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Gorgeous! Oceanfront with Pool and Hot-Tub - Permitted

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms - 3.5 Bathrooms

Maui County Rental permit - STPH 2013/0008

TAX # - TA-048-493-9776-01


The setting is just stunning! Enter the back gate, and the first view looking through the glass door, across the entry area, and beyond the patio is of the ocean framed by palm trees, and the sandy beaches of Paia, Baldwin and Spreckelsville. The property is fenced and lined with vegetation on both sides to provide great privacy. It sits at the end of a little laneway, WALKING distance to all of the shops and restaurants in Paia. Sitting between the house and the ocean is a 50 foot lap pool and a hot-tub. NOTE: The ocean is rocky in front of the house, and therefore NO ocean access from the property.

All rooms with the exception of the play room and the 4th bedroom face directly to the ocean!

The ground level has a master suite facing out to the ocean, with a large bathroom (shower). There is a very well equipped kitchen, large living area, and of course, views from all rooms. The ground level has polished concrete floors.

The second level has three bedrooms with king, king, queen beds (two face to the ocean) and a playroom (2 twin beds). There are two full bathrooms on the upper level.


Aloha! We are delighted that you are considering this property for your vacation lodging. We are sure that you would enjoy this lovely vacation home.

This property has a vacation rental permit issued by the County of Maui, and is subject to the rules and restrictions imposed by the County for all short term rental homes. Please understand that we would be unable to accept a rental that does not agree to abide by these rules. Note: properties without a short term rental permit are subject to closure by the County.

1. Neighbors - Please be considerate of our neighbors. Noise carries easily to their homes, particularly in the evening. NO loud music, NO parties, NO amplified sound of any nature at any time. Many neighbors must be up early in the morning to go to work, and it's important that your use of this property does not impact them in any way.

2. Quiet Hours - Quiet time is from 9pm to 8am.

3. Use of the Property - Additional friends/family CANNOT be invited to the property and it cannot be used as a “meeting place”. The property can be used ONLY by the guests listed on the rental agreement. The County law allows us to accommodate a maximum of two guests x the number of bedrooms.

4. Parking - There is plenty of parking on the property. Vehicles CANNOT be parked on the street at any time. When vehicles are on the street, there is insufficient space for emergency vehicles, fire trucks, the trash truck or neighbors to get down the road.

Additional information with respect to care and maintenance of the house will be included in the rental agreement.

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy or Melody
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Cathy or Melody

Maui Vacation Properties


808-575-9228 * 800-782-6105

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay was amazing.

The home we rented for the week in Paia was not too far from activities we wanted to do and still offered us the peaceful privacy we enjoyed before or after activities.

I am a Realtor/investor also and loved seeing the upgrades that the home offered liked the 16' folding doors. I of course researched those for potential use in our own home. (* they are not cheap!)

The home was clean and homey. We had 4 kids so it was nice that although the home is obviously very valuable, I felt more relaxed knowing it wasn't fill of knick knacks and things I had to babysit all week as a guest. I loved the cabinets and all the drawers in the kitchen. I loved that there were enough towels to do an activity and still be able to come back and not need those same towels for the next activity which left plenty of time to get them washed.

I never got over the view. I would get up at 4 am every morning and sit on the patio by myself watching the sun come up.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Paia, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional ...
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to Master bedroom, hugh, extra large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , for bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , for 4th bedroom and playroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , on main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view master bedroom, ground floor, A/C
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ocean view, A/C
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ocean view, A/C
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , A/C
  • Bedroom #1, #2, #3 have gorgeous ocean views. All bedrooms except #5 have A/C. NOTE: regardless of number of beds, MAXIMUM OCCUPANY IS 6 GUESTS.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter ...
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Reno, NV

Simply the Best!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this house twice and will undoubtedly be renting it again. This is truly a spectacular home with every comfort imaginable. My good friend and his family will be renting it next month based on our recommendation. We enjoy the location and proximity to Paia and all of the wonderful local dining options. On departure day, it is not easy to leave this view and the sound of the crashing waves behind. We have stayed in five or six different homes/condos on Maui and this is simply the best we have found!

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wanted to stay longer

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. We liked how close the house was to the road to Hana, so we were able to see a lot of sites in that area. It also was a pretty easy drive up to Haleakala. We had the opportunity to see the beautiful sunrise and then afterwards had breakfast at the Kula lodge. The Old Lahaina Luau was fun. To be honest, our favorite thing was just lounging in the backyard listening to the waves, looking for turtles, and watching the surfers. I wish we had spent more time just laying in the backyard. We also liked Charlie’s a lot. We ate there three times. Our daughters developed a fondness for the horses that were across the street. Everything about the house and location was wonderful. We were very much upset when it was time to leave and our kids just keep saying, “Couldn’t we have stayed there for three weeks?”

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Makani Akau was just absolutely wonderful. Excellent location, views, house, pool – everything!

We had a lovely time and would love to plan to come back next year but at this stage not sure when. We would definitely like to return to the house when we do.

We did the early morning 630 am Kanani Kai snorkel trip to Molokini Crater. I would definitely recommend that trip. The timing was awesome as we beat the crowds and the staff were wonderful.

Anyway thanks again ever so much for allowing us to leave late. This really made our experience even more wonderful.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, ca usa

Favorite house on Maui

  • 5 of 5

It's with mixed feelings that I write a review for Makani Akau as part of me wants to keep it secret so that it'll be available for us whenever we visit Maui, but the truth is that it's the perfect house on Maui. The sunsets are what inspire movies, the location couldn't be more convenient for exploring everything that Maui has to offer and the house itself is the perfect combination of beach luxury and usable features. The inside/outside living makes it the ultimate family get-together as everyone feels cohesive no matter where you are in the house. One person can be in the kitchen, one on the living room couch, another outside lounging, someone else in the pool and there's still direct communication lines between all four people/spaces. At the same time, if you crave a tropical moment of peace, all you have to do is pop out to the hot tub or into one of the four peaceful ocean view bedrooms. There are no gates for the pool and there's no ability to heat it, so all kids need to be watched and the water temperatures are noticeably chillier than the ocean. The upstairs 'family room' is a bit odd, but if you have a family of four, it's perfect (parents have some privacy, while two kids get their own beds & little play area). The downstairs en-suite is stunning, but not very private with any curtains open as it overlooks the yard and pool, but those are very minor inconveniences. The house is stocked well (beach towels, cooking supplies, etc) and the locked gates make the house feel incredibly safe. We spent a divine week-long family holiday at the house and nobody wanted to leave. The words 'best holiday ever' were uttered more than once, by everyone involved. The layout, location and luxuriously usability of Makani Akau makes it my favorite house on Maui.

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! The house was perfect and we'd love to reserve for next spring. I need to confirm dates.

We enjoyed being able to walk to Paia. Dazoo was a nice dinner option and the kids loved walking in for shave ice and shops. The 5 minute walk to the beach was great. Turtles feeding constantly right in the bay in front of us was fantastic.

We enjoyed Nuka and NorthShore Zipline in Haiku very much. Loved being closer to Ulupalukua Ranch and your lovely Upcountry, in general. The farm table dinner at Market Fresh in Makawao was a memorable highlight.

We've been to Maui nearly 20 times and this was the best stay, hands down. The home and the location were just fantastic.

Also, really appreciated the car rental reservation. It was a far better value.

Thank you, thank you. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: 6-May-2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved our stay at Makani Akau!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Makani Akau. The property, the house and the location are spectacular and set the stage for one of our best vacations ever. We were soaking up the Paia Aloha spirit while we were there. Mahalo for the great recommendation and the excellent service that we received, in particular from Norm and Vanessa during our stay.

We will be coming back to Maui, but do not yet know the dates. We will certainly contact you as soon as we know so that we may secure our accommodations.

We of course loved the usual places:

Café des Amis

Lunch at Mamas followed by tide pools with the kids after

Watching the surfers and the turtles daily

Running along the beaches all the way to sugar cove

Tortillas for tacos and enchiladas

The wine shop around the corner

The ahi poke at the Shave Ice place.

Yoga Shala

Mana Foods

The incredible boutiques in Paia.

Baldwin and Baby beaches.

Greatest new discoveries for us:

Heading up country to Makawao, great little shops and restaurants like Pillos and Market Fresh Bistro.

Nuka Japanese restaurant in Haiku

Even though the restaurants are great, we loved cooking in the gourmet kitchen and dining in. When we needed a break, we sometimes ordered from a restaurant and brought it back to the property because we loved it there so much.

  • Submitted: 4-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Kahului Airport - OGG
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Pukalani Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
multiple options in Paia Town
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Paia Bay
Car: necessary

Paia is a fun, funky, surf town on the North Shore of Maui. The perfect location if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the south shore, but still be close enough to get there quickly. Paia has some of Maui's best shops (no chain stores here), and great restaurants. Mama's Fish House is in Paia, and Haliimaile General Store is just up the hill.


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