Gingerbread House-Walk to beaches

United StatesHawaiiPaia
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Adorable one bedroom house less than a mile from Paia town, in the middle of all North Shore Beaches.

Gingerbread House-Walk to beaches

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Permit / Tax ID: #2013/0022


The Space

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 (Tavares) is about a 5 minute walk 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 for additional sleeping accommodations, 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 are traveling with a larger group, our Green Turtle House is on the same property. See listings:

We are a certified vacation rental.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

From Fodor's Best American Small Towns-June 2014.

Population: 2,668

"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."

Our notes:

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.

Getting Around

We highly recommend that you rent a car so that you can get around and experience all that this beautiful island has to offer. If you want to drive around the ENTIRE island, you will need an all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicle. Maui has a bus system, taxis or you can rent a bike for local travel.

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.

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House Rules

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.

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Safety Features
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
Gingerbread House-Walk to beaches

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About the Host, Sabrina And Poni

Paia, Hawaii, United States
Member since August 2011


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