This is an adorable and romantic one bedroom cottage nestled in a mango tree across the road from the ocean. There is a built in queen bed in the bedroom upstairs, and a queen futon couch in the living room. There is a full kitchen, and a large marble bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and multiple shower heads. The tub is working very well after being fixed in July. The house is an A frame structure with very high ceilings and sky lights in the bedroom so it is very bright and open. There are french doors in the bedroom that go out to the lanai and there is a nice view of the neighborhood. You can see just a sliver of ocean, which is only just across the street. Our places are all in the middle of all the north shore beaches with in a miles distance. We are only 1/2 mile from Paia town and all the fun places to eat are there and the famous Mana foods, the best health food store on the island. We would love to have you with us! If you have a large group, The Green Turtle House with two bedrooms is on the same property, and the YOga Studio apartment, Skyline Apartment and Coconut Apartments are right next door.
La Gingerbread House est vraiment mignonne. Nous étions 4 personnes et avons passé 2 nuits dans cette charmante maison. 2 personnes ont dormi dans la magnifique chambre en haut et les 2 autres personnes sur le futon dans le salon. Le futon est correct. Plutôt dur et mal placé. C'est l'endroit parfait pour 2 personnes. Pour plus, c'est un peu petit. Elle est bien située, proche de Paia. Les plages qui sont accessibles à pied ne sont pas les plus belles d'Hawaii mais bon, ça peut dépanner. Malgré tout, nous avons trouvé cette petite maison hyper charmante. / The Gingerbread House is really cute. We were 4 people and spent 2 nights in this charming home. 2 people slept in the beautiful room upstairs and 2 other people on the futon in the living room. The futon is correct. Rather hard and misplaced. This is the perfect place for 2 people. In addition, it is a bit small. It is well located, near Paia. The beaches are within walking distance are not the most beautiful Hawaii but hey, it can help. Notwithstanding, we found this little hyper house very charming.
This used to be a very nice, cute bungalow/ lofted studio but desperately needs some maintenance and a deep cleaning. We stayed here with young children. I would not recommend walking anywhere from this unit with kids as you would need to walk on a very busy road with narrow shoulder. The good kid beach is about a 10 minute drive away. Not a big deal but also not quite as advertised as being family friendly.
We love the town of Paia, a lot like Berkeley or Santa Cruz. Fun restaurants, cute boutiques etc.
Some people may need to know that the bathroom (downstairs) is not anywhere near the sleeping area (upstairs).
I really appreciated the effort to be environmentally friendly (green cleaning products, recycled paper toilet paper, compost for veggie scraps, etc.), as I practice that at my home (perhaps to an even higher degree). But, I would not stay here again for the following reasons:
- bathtub/ shower was filthy (some washing soda, vinegar, and scrub brush would work wonders here) and very slow to drain,
- spa jets in bathtub were not working but unit was advertised as having a spa tub,
- front door was very difficult to open and close (swollen from humidity perhaps),
- screen door in front needs to be replaced, possibly leading to the next point;
- we all got eaten alive at night by bugs (hoping they were mosquitoes and not the dreaded bed bug),
- not quite walking distance to anywhere (unless you don't mind crossing and walking along a very very busy road)
We did just come from another condo on Maui that was a great experience, so my expectations were perhaps a little higher. But... not unreasonable. I feel that all of my issues are very easy to fix/ address.
Had a great time in Maui. The Gingerbread is a really beautiful house. Very close to Paia and a great location to start the road to Hana early if you want a head start on the traffic.
Our experience was great. We only wish we had more time. There was a mix up in the bookings but Poni and Megan had another private room ready for us and refunded us for the mix up. We will definitely be back next time we are on Maui!
The house was beautiful and had everything we needed.
Instructions were very clear making everything really easy
The location is great, it is very close to incredible beaches and the beautiful Paia, very convenient to go out for dinner, shopping or just for a walk.
we had a great time and I would love to go back!
The gingerbread house is beautiful, relaxing, comfortable and perfect location. We spent 10 nights there and were really happy to have chosen this house.
Sweet home and the location is great! Unfortunately, it was not so clean and it needs an overhaul! For the present state far too expensive! Regrettable…
Awesome stay. Great help by Poni and the accommodation was lovely. Highly recommended.
Wir waren sehr begeistert vom Haus und der Umgebung. Wir werden sicher wiederkommen. So ein wunderschönes Haus am besten Platz der Welt. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit
The house is so cute and the location is great. It's quiet and a great jumping off point for the road to Hana.