About this listing
Adorable one bedroom house less than 3/4 mile from Paia town, in the middle of all North Shore Beaches.
This unique and romantic one bedroom cottage is nestled in a mango tree. The house is an A-frame structure with high ceilings and skylights making it bright and airy. The house is located a little over 3/4 of a mile from the bohemian town of Paia and is within one mile of all North Shore beaches. The closest beach access is just 3 blocks away. The second floor bedroom has a built in queen size bed with French doors that open up to the private lanai. The main floor has a living area with a full size futon/couch, a full kitchen and a marble tile bathroom with a jetted tub and shower combination. You can see just a small sliver of ocean from the second floor lanai, but we do not call it an ocean view. There is a patio just outside the house, with an outdoor grill, outdoor shower to remove the sand from your day at the beach and your own private parking area. If you have a larger group, our Green Turtle House is on the same property.
We are a certified vacation rental permit #2013/0022.
You will have access to outdoor spaces for grilling and socializing. There is free parking beside the house and a shared laundry room with one washer and one dryer. If requested during your stay, we can provide boogie boards, beach mats, fins, snorkeling gear, yoga mats, etc. to all of our guests on a first come, first serve bases. Also, local shops rent gear.
Interaction with Guests
Sabrina is our on-site manager and can assist you with anything that you might need.
From Fodor's Best American Small Towns-June 2014.
"It can be difficult to find remnants of authentic
Hawaii behind the multitude of resorts, but this is
one of the last holdouts. Located on Maui's northern
coast just off Highway 36, Paia was founded as a
sugarcane enclave and though the sugar mill closed
in 2000, the town is as alive as ever. Boutiques featuring
everything from high-end fashion to beachwear line the
streets, and with some of the world's best windsurfing
spots in the area, you're sure to find an opportunity
to put your new gear to good use. Because it sits along
the route to Hana, the town is pleasantly devoid of major
resorts and offers a great stopping-off place
for a few hours or a few days."
We sit in the within one mile of all North Shore Beaches: Baldwin, Tavares, Paia Bay, Mama's Fish House and Ho'okipa. We are on the mountain side of Hana Highway.
Paia town has the best healthfood store on the island (with great prices, local produce, freshly baked goods and a hot food take away bar), lots of delicious restaurants, unique shops, local bakery, gelato parlor, galleries and boutiques.
Other Things to Note
We would like to disclose that our houses are in a tropical environment where permanent, Maui residents live. If this is your first time visiting Hawaii, please know that some insects and geckos may find their way into the house. They are a part of island living and we have learned to coexist with them, especially since they are not dangerous and are much more afraid of us than we should be of them. We strive to keep our houses very clean but this does not mean that the houses will be insect free. Like other rentals in this neighborhood and unlike the huge resorts, time share properties and hotels in the tourist areas, we use limited amounts of minimum impact, natural insecticides since we do not wish to poison ourselves, our guests or the environment. Please keep this in mind when considering booking with us.
All rentals are non-smoking but there are areas outside the house where smoking is permitted. Please let us know if you need a receptacle for your cigarette butts.
Gingerbread House was an amazing 2 night stay to end a 10 day trip to Maui! We loved the unique architecture, tropical decor and peaceful patios. Our two daughters couldn't wait too use the jacuzzi and sleep in the loft bed for one of the nights. We would definitely love to stay here again.
Es hat uns sehr gut im Gingerbread House gefallen. Wir hatten genügend Platz, es war liebevoll eingerichtet und auch der Sitzplatz vor dem Haus unter dem schönen Baum war herrlich.
The Gingerbread house is one of the best experiences I have had staying anywhere! We simply showed up-everything was pristine, fully stocked and beautiful. All was well thought out and we felt we had security and privacy our entire stay. They even provided me with a yoga mat so I could practice on the deck upstairs. This place is magic and Sabrina is so attentive!
I must say, this is one of my most unique Airbnb stays. The host was very good about responding to my text about dropping off perishable food in the refrigerator before check-in time. The place was clean and welcoming. The jacuzzi tub was awesome with choices of lightning in the bathroom for great ambiance. The upstairs bedroom was wonderful with its sixteen windows. The bird sounds in the morning was nice to wake -up (website hidden) in nice kitchen and the BBQ was great . Also laundry was a plus.The only problems I had was the wireless wifi was slow or drop when using multiple devices, so I am glad I brought my "hot spot". Also cell phone reception was spotty.
The gingerbread house was awesome! My wife kept saying how it was the cutest place ever. Everything was as described and pictured. Great location, close to beaches, Road to Hana, Mama's Fish House. I would definitely stay again.
Sabrina was a great host. We reserved the spot last minute and she was quick to respond. She provided great tips on the surrounding area and made herself available to us. As for the house- ah, so incredible. You cannot beat waking up in the treetops listening to the birds. It was a great place to relax and enjoy the island.
Sabrina made us very welcome. The house was exactly as described. We found it to be charming, lovely stained glass windows, full of character. The situation was perfect for exploring the area. Would recommend this to anyone.
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About the Host, Sabrina And Poni
Aloha, It would be a pleasure to host you at one of our Spyglass Maui Rentals and share the "Aloha" of the island with you. We have two units: the Gingerbread House and the Green Turtle House. Poni, the owner, is a musician, singer-song writer, surfer, home owner, and lover of nature. All of us on the Spyglass Maui team care about the environment, and like to stay healthy and active. Sabrina, is our on-site manager and Patti is your housekeeper. We are a team effort! We hope you enjoy your stay with us.