View from second floor to living, entry and dining areas. Full futon can be used for additional sleeping for one or two people.First floor of house: kitchen, dining, living areas with staircase to second floor.
Gingerbread House-Paia/North Shore Beaches
Gingerbread House-Paia/North Shore Beaches
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Adorable, two story, one bedroom, stand alone house less than a mile from Paia town, in the middle of all North Shore Beaches.

ONE NIGHT STAY REQUESTS: Please read the section "Other things to note" BEFORE making your request.

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 less than a mile from the bohemian town of Paia and 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 have a partial ocean view from the second floor lanai. 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.
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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 washers and dryers. Boogie boards, beach umbrellas and chairs, fins, yoga mats, etc. are available to our guests on a first come, first serve bases. Also, local shops rent gear, surf boards and bicycles. If you are traveling with a small child, there are baby rental companies that deliver to us.

Interaction with guests

Sabrina our on-site manager and Patti, our housekeeper, can assist you with anything that you might need.

Other things to note

ONE NIGHT STAY REQUESTS: We accept a one night stay, far in advance, IF it butts up to another reservation OR if it fills in an open night between two existing reservations. We will, also, accept a one night stay if it is within a few days of the date and we feel that the house will sit empty. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR REQUEST MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS!

If you are making a CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY request and any part of it falls between December 22nd and January 2nd, there is a 7 night minimum stay requirement UNLESS we are filling in gaps between reservations.

IMPORTANT: The Gingerbread House does NOT have air conditioning.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING: We would like to disclose that our houses are in a tropical environment, that are near sugar cane fields, where permanent, Maui residents live. If this is your first time visiting Hawaii, please know that 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 that get heavy doses of pesticides, have closed windows with central air conditioning, 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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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Free parking on premises

Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

All rentals are non-smoking but there are areas outside the house where smoking is permitted.

If you are traveling with a pet, we require an ADDITIONAL $50 non-refundable, pet cleaning fee for reservations up to a week, and for reservations longer than a week, please add $10/night, after one week. Please describe your pet to us before booking.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

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Sam User Profile
August 2017
Great spot and awesome accommodation. Everything you need for a few days on this side of the island!

Annick User Profile
August 2017
This place was close enough to the town of Paia. Just under a mile, so about a 20 min walk. However there is not sidewalk for the first half, so you are walking on the highway. Parking is tough in Paia so we just walked in to avoid it. The house was great for what we needed for a one night stay.

Kathryn User Profile
August 2017
We stayed here for five nights as part of our honeymoon on Maui and it was the perfect home base. The cottage is really light and clean. I loved relaxing underneath the mango tree on the lanai. It was really nice that the house came with beach gear such as chairs, a beach umbrella and snorkels. The location is great, just a few minutes away from Paia. I'd highly recommend staying here!

Steven User Profile
August 2017
My girlfriend and I stayed in the ginger bread house for three nights. We both absolutely loved it, we weren't bothered by no ac it got chilly at night and was breezy all day. The spa and shower was awesome and located of The house was perfect. Mamas fish house was right down the street and so was all the shops in paia. If you want to surf ho'okipa is also two minutes down the street and there are always a bunch of turtles in the water and on the beach. 5 stars across the board would definitely stay here again!! Sabrina is a really good host.

Manuela User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed very much to stay at the lovely Gingerbread House! Awesome! Should we come one time back to Maui we would like to come back at this place! Excellent host, absolut advisable
Poni & Sabrina User ProfilePoni & Sabrina is a superhost.
Response from Poni & Sabrina:
Aloha Manuela, Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us on Maui's North Shore. You were all really lovely guests. Thanks for taking such good care of the house and for leaving it in great condition. We hope to see you, again. Mahalo!
August 2017

Margo User Profile
July 2017
I actually booked this place for my parents and my uncle - we were all on the island for a wedding and I was staying at another AirBnB that night. My parents said the inside was very nice and it would have been perfect and romantic for a couple - it was a little too cozy for three people (although everyone did have a proper place to sleep so that was fine!). They said location was just OK, but from what I saw it was pretty close to Mama's Fish House, so it would be great if going there for dinner! Host was very easy to communicate via the AirBnB messenger.

日出彦 User Profile
July 2017
The Gingerbread house is very sophisticated as well as perfect located. It of-course a minute access to historical beauty "Paia" town. You also can walk to beach where you meet turtles rest after delivery. Drive to famous sightseeing points are easy. You can access almost everything in Maui almost at your hand. Excellent ! I love there. -Hidehiko & Mawa

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Paia, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Poni & Sabrina User ProfilePoni & Sabrina is a superhost.

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.

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Response time: within a few hours

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