Room with queen bed in bright, airy, solar-powered plantation house. House has two bathrooms (one which is exclusively for you), washer, dryer, large kitchen with lots of counter space, large fridge, oven/stove, microwave, toaster oven, rice cooker and all necessary pots/pans and flatware. Long dining table with benches, great for get-togethers and board games.
If you stay here you will be renting a room in a shared house. Alec and I stay in the other room. You are welcome to make use of the common areas while you are here.
We live in a safe, working-class neighbourhood. We keep our house clean but the neighbourhood houses (including ours) are not new-looking or posh.
Enjoy breakfast on the balcony, with a view of the ocean. Take a two-minute stroll to a very quiet sun-bathing beach or a five minute walk to Paia town and a nice swimming beach. Hookipa, one of the world's best windsurfing beaches is a five minute drive away. There are many surf spots nearby. Paia has an awesome organic grocery store, several excellent, well-priced restaurants and lots of cute boutique shops. This is the perfect place for a surfing/windsurfing holiday or an authentic Maui experience.
Sharing the house with a couple (entrepreneur and musician). We are friendly people and are happy to give information and advice on Maui. Sometimes we are free to hang out but most of the time we are busy working, running errands and doing our thing. Elaine plays several shows a week and spends a lot of quiet solo time at the house writing and learning songs and booking tours. Even though Maui is a popular vacation spot we are not on vacation ourselves, so we prefer guests that are self-entertaining.
Maui has next to no public transit. We highly recommend renting a car.
Nous parlons francais. Elaine habla espanol.
Please be sure to tell us a bit about yourself when submitting a reservation request, especially if you don't have any reviews on Airbnb yet!
-Keep noise to a minimum after 10pm
-Only park in the driveway or directly in front of the house, not in front of any neighboring houses.
Stay was great. Room is fine, bed is comfartable. All we needed :-)
Elaine was most welcoming! She provided us with helpful tips about the area beaches. The room was tight, but we were not there to hang out in the room. Roosters are your wake up call. Paia is a cool little town. Only suggestion would be is to add a coffee maker to the room or kitchen for those of us who do not use a press :). Thank you for your hospitality.
Great stay with Elaine! Love the constant breeze on the porch and proximity to town is ideal. Had everything we needed to cook up a few meals and big long table to eat (and in our case getting our camping gear in order.) We had a great time, thanks a bunch!
We stayed at Elaine's for two nights. The house is the perfect spot to experience the Haleakala sunrise and discover the road to Hana. The room is comfy and clean; exactly what we expected! Elaine is a great host: she gave us tips on her favorite spots on the road to Hana and in Paia. If we have to go back on Maui, Elaine's apartment will definitely be on our bucket list!
Elaine and Alec were friendly and accommodating hosts. Their place is in a great location walking distance to everything you need in Paia! There home is clean and welcoming and the bed is very comfy! We loved being able to see Elaine sing and took a CD home with us to remember the experience :)
We really enjoyed our stay in Paia. We could easily walk to the laid back town and to a small beach nearby. Elaine and Alec were wonderful hosts and we really enjoyed getting to know them during our stay. We'd definitely recommend their spot if your are looking for something away from the hustle and bustle of resort towns in Maui.
I am a singer-songwriter, born in Ireland, raised in Vancouver, BC. Now I live on Maui with my husband Alec, who is an engineer turned entrepreneur. He makes speedometers for sailboats and spends his free time surfing and windsurfing. We like to cook meals at home and take turns cooking. You are welcome to join our dinner rotation!