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The house is amazing! It's located in a great spot, just a 2 min walk to the closest beach and a 5 min drive to Paia. The house is beautiful, with awesome views. We needed a spare air mattress and Laura was awesome and brought it over right away! The pool and hot tub are very well kept and a great addition to the property.
The only downside (which to us wasn't a big deal) was the house could use a thorough cleaning as there was lots of dust and cobwebs.
Everything else about this property is pretty outstanding! Thank you!
We had the most amazing time at this oceanfront property in Paia and plan on returning! The house was exactly what we needed and Laura was the perfect host. The property is a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 story beach house with 2 kitchens, which was perfect for 5 adults. The views of the ocean were breathtaking and it doesn't get much better than falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves. Paia is a great little town with plenty of restaurants and cute shops and just a couple minutes from the house. You can also get to the south and west side of the island in less than an hour. The house is fully stocked with pots & pans, dinnerware, filtered water, towels, linens, beach chairs, beach towels and more. Laura and the cleaning staff checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. They were so kind and hospitable and made our stay well worth it!
OK so you've booked your flight, now save yourself the long search and just book this place asap! Staying here makes you feel like the luckiest person in the world - how did I get to be here, without being a celebrity billionaire? - kind of feeling. Plus, Paia is an easy walk away, and that's a whole different level of awesome. The shocker is that this house is actually not that expensive. You'll wonder how you could ever vacation anywhere else.
Plumeria village is a great place to stay in Paia. It's a short walk to town, and there's a tiny quiet beach a block away. Never saw more than 10 people there. At the house, you can walk down to the ocean, and see turtles swim by, though it's not a good place to swim. Even though there are 2 other houses that have access to the pool, we never had to share. With its separate side entrance, it really does feel like your own property. Even the cleaning crew was friendly and helpful.
Pros: quiet location, away from the busy tourist areas of Maui. The property is relatively private. Wifi works great.
Cons: not well cleaned. The upper shelves in the bedroom were filthy, the bedside lamp in the bedroom was so dirty you did not want to touch it ( we cleaned both the shelves and lamp ourselves). There was a cockroach in the kitchen glass cabinet. It is a tropical destination I understand, but obviously if the place is cleaned well enough this should have been caught. Shower curtain could be changed and bed sheets seemed worn and old and stained. Towels also looked worn and cheap. Kitchen could have been better stocked.
Beautiful and comfortable little place on the water. A great place to curl up and read but close enough to town and experience local food and shopping.
This is a comfortable home. Excellent view. Lush tropical landscape. Pool and hot tub. We could hear the ocean. Very private and an escape from the tourist filled resorts. Paia is a short walk away. I loved the out door shower.
The Hibiscus sweet is a beautiful place to stay and exactly like the photos.
Overlooks a stunning bay with some great surf - perfect for watching sunsets! We hope to return soon.
We had the most amazing time staying at the Plumeria Villa. My fear in posting this concerns me that it will become more difficult to book in the future!! It's extremely private and romantic - so much so that my boyfriend proposed there! We were beyond thrilled by the place, it's even nicer than the photos depict. Everything is provided, even lovely beach towels, soaps and a few cooking essentials. The view is magnificent and we found we stayed in most nights using the BBQ and enjoying the deck. We loved the outdoor shower and the general layout. You can't really swim out the front of the property as it's a bit rocky, but the closest swimming beach is only about about 100 yards away. The pool is lovely and clean too. Downtown Paia is less than a mile away but we were glad we got a car as the highway is pretty busy. There is a terrific supermarket and the local restaurants are good - Paia Fish Market is a must. Our flight home was at 10pm, but Lia and the cleaning lady were kind enough to let us come back after our day at the beach and use the communal shower before going to the airport. Overall, our stay was perfect and we can't wait to return!
The Hibiscus Suite was private, well-designed, and a few steps from the ocean. We heard people walking around upstairs, but generally we didn't run into anyone else on the property the entire time we were there, making it feel even more private. The constant sound of waves hitting the rocks below was completely soothing and we actually stayed in one entire day to enjoy the environment. There is no direct beach access from the property, so keep that in mind if you're expected to go swimming/snorking/surfing. For all the great things that the Hibiscus Suite offers, we were underwhelmed by the cleanliness when we arrived as well as the limited staples available in the kitchen. The towels and bedding were clean, but the kitchen and bathroom needed to be wiped down. The kitchen didn't have a baking sheet so we made the last bit of aluminum foil stretch the entire week. There was only a small amount of olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic salt available in the pantry. All in all, these are all things that can be fixed and easily overlooked, but for the price we expected the suite to be cleaner and the kitchen to be better stocked. Overall, it was an amazing trip and I'd recommend the Hibiscus Suite to those looking for a non-standard place (its not part of a large condo complex) during their trip, as we were. The short distance to Paia was a definite plus!
Katerina was an amazing host. I actually returned to stay at the property a second time during the same trip to Maui because the location and hosting were so top-notch. I've stayed in a number of AirBnB locations around the world, and so far, Katerina was the best host I've had.