Haiku Surf HOUSE


Rates: $360 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QQT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 71 reviews)

Our home is on the North shore, 1 hour from fire area, on the opposite side of the island. We were not affected by the fires and continue to host guests in our home. All of beautiful Maui is open to visitors to explore except the west side of Maui. We invite you to stay in our peaceful home within walking distance to a local coffee shop, small grocery and near the Road to Hana and Haleakala. Only available to book with the owner Amy - Beware of scammers advertising our home on other platforms such as CL.

YOUR VACATION EXPECTATIONS are important to us! All homes and areas of Maui are very different. Please read below about our NORTH SHORE AREA and read our HOUSE RULES thoroughly before booking to make sure our accommodations and amenities meet your needs.

OUR HOME FEATURES:

* Most comfortable for a young family or two couples traveling together.
* Quaint living space - 800 sq ft - similar size to a small apartment
* Semi-private yard and surfboard fence
* Updated Maui cane home with a tropical beach vibe
* Full kitchen
* Dining area for 4
* Cozy living room
* Full bathroom with a tub/shower combo plus extra outdoor shower (guest favorite!)
* bedrooms have 2 queen memory foam beds that sleep up to 4 adults
* Outdoor picnic table and patio chairs to enjoy the yard
* large shared yard with surfboard fence - other guests may pass thru during your stay to access coffee shop.
* 2 private parking spots
* tropical foliage with views of Haleakala on a clear day
* within walking distance to the local coffee shop and small grocery out our properties back gate.

IDEAL GUESTS: returning Maui visitors that want to experience something different than the resort sides of Maui. Or first time guests that want to experience Maui like a local resident away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. We recommend first time guests split their time between 2 sides of the island to have the full island experience. Many guests stay with us to explore the North shore, Hana and Haleakala as we are in the ideal location to these beautiful wonders of maui.

STAYING ON THE NORTH SHORE OF MAUI:
We like to let guests know that we are located on the non-touristy side of the island. All sides of maui are quite different and each season is different on each side of the island as well. Our north shore is great for adventurous guests looking for a quiet getaway in a local residence, while exploring the surrounding towns and north shore of maui. Our surrounding small towns are great for shopping and getting lunch or early dinner as shops close by 5pm and restaurants by 8:30-9pm. Unfortunately we don't have much night life to offer on our side of the island since mostly locals reside here. Our beaches on the north shore are known for surf waves and windsurfing- great for experienced surfers/windsurfers, people watching or sunbathing however many are not usually calm for swimming or snorkeling October thru May. For beginner surfers and all snorkelers we recommend a day trip to the west or south shores where you can rent surf boards/ snorkeling gear, get a lesson and the beaches have sandy bottoms where it is ideal for these activities.

The North shore is located on the edge of the rainforest which makes our area beautifully green and lush this is because we get enough natural rain year round to keep everything green without watering systems. We do have seasons on island and during winter months you can expect more rain on the north shore. We also get natural tradewinds year round that usually keeps our north shore 5-10 degrees cooler than the tourist sides of the island and cools down our evening temps, which is a blessing. Our warmest months are usually June through October, where we can get the warmer temps, high of 80-90 degrees F and evenings 70-75 degrees F. In the winter months we usually do not get colder temps than 65 degrees F rarely, therefore our north shore homes were not built with air conditioning or heating systems, just ceiling fans and windows to self regulate our homes inside temperature.

It is good to remember though that Maui is a tropical island, so our temperatures are humid and an average high of 75-85 degrees F. When you first arrive on island our temperatures can feel warmer than what you are used to at home until you get acclimated to the weather. So we like to mention if you live in air conditioning at your house and like your home on the cooler side then our place will not be a good fit for you.

Your stay is important to us and we want to make sure your vacation expectations are met while on island. If you are looking to experience what it is like to live in traditional home in a local Maui neighborhood and explore the island, we are in a great location to do that. However if being close to calm beaches, night life and where more action is, we actually recommend guests stay in Kaanapali or Kihei on the south and west shores of maui. These areas are in the best locations on island for weather and the Maui experience you have seen in magazines and movies. In these areas you are close to everything and you can just do a day trip to the north shore to check it out. We give you this information as we want you to have the best visit to the islands!

Important AMENITIES & HOUSE RULES to note before booking:
NO LAUNDRY ACCESS
NO A/C
NO ANIMALS
NO VISITORS / UNREGISTERED GUESTS
NO SMOKING / DRUGS
NO PARTIES - QUIET HOURS 9pm-8am
NO EV charging
GETTING AROUND:
You will need to rent a car during your stay, The nearest bus stop is 1.8 miles down the road at the Haiku Cannery. Since we are not in a tourist area, Taxi's, Uber or Lyft do not frequent our area regularly, therefore we do not recommend this for your main transportation.

GOOD TO KNOW: There is an owners studio attached to the main house on property that may or may not be occupied by the owners during your stay. It has its own private patio and entrance and is not for guest use. We find that the owners studio is very separate from the house and should not effect your privacy or stay.

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN: If your reservation includes children, we ask that you respect our home and space and cleanliness of the home during your stay. Please have children eat and drink in the dining area to avoid sticking fingers and spills throughout the home. At check-out, we ask all our guests to leave the house in the manner in which they received it.

MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR INFANT OR TODDLERS as the home is not baby proofed and does not come equipped with infant sleeping or eating accommodations other than what is noted in our listing. If you're bringing a portable crib, (not provided) there is space in the master bedroom for one to be set up.

ANIMAL FREE HOME & PROPERTY: No animals allowed at anytime in or around our home or on our property. Also please do not feed/give water or let any wild animals (cats, chickens, etc.) in our houses that may pass thru the property during your stay. This is a shared home and property with our family. Our son has severe allergies to all animal dander. He has been hospitalized due to asthma and his severe animal dander allergies. We have never had any animals in our homes and cannot due to the health and safety of our son. We must keep our homes as an animal free environment, no exceptions. As much as we love animals, we cannot compromise his health. This is strictly enforced.

SMOKE FREE HOME & PROPERTY: This is a smoke-free home and property. Please do not smoke in our home, outside our homes or anywhere on our property. Our family has allergies to smoke and we also have other guests on the property that may have allergies to smoke as well, which is why they chose to stay at our property. No Exceptions.

NO LAUNDRY ACCESS: The house does not have laundry access for guests. However the locked outdoor laundry area may be accessed by our cleaners/property owners during your stay for cleaning turnovers between the hours of 11am-4pm.

NO AC AVAILABLE: For the average traveler, our home's temperatures are usually just fine. Most locals live without AC on our side of the island. HOWEVER, if you are someone that AC is important to you and that you like a cooler environment, then our home will not be a good fit for you.

SECURITY CAMERAS: We have security Ring cameras on the property to monitor each front door, the driveway entrance and back gate to our property. We use these to monitor our property when it is vacant, verify contactless checkin/checkout and during late night hours if needed 11pm-5am. We respect our guests and have camera notifications turned off during your stay except during late night hours or in an emergency. The 4 cameras on property are located in visible places that are outside in the front yards facing directions that would not compromise privacy during your stay. See our house handbook during your stay for more information.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Travel is a choice. Our cancellation policy remains valid and moderate. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL GUESTS PURCHASE A THIRD-PARTY TRAVEL INSURANCE, one that lets you cancel for any reason for your vacation! It will cover your vacation for all other reasons not listed above that may cause you to cancel your stay.

This is a legal vacation rental, Maui County B&B permit Approved.
Our B&B permit allows 4 adults Max and 2 kids under 12 for a total of 6 guests to occupy our home, no exceptions.

LEGAL, PERMITTED MAUI VACATION RENTAL: B&B permit #BBPH 2016/0004, TA-132-129-3824-01, GE-132-129-3824-01, TMK: 270090290000 Registration Number: 270090290000,+TA-132-129-3824-01,+#BBPH+2016/0004,+GE-132-129-3824-01

Haiku Surf HOUSE Reviews



Drew R.
September 2023
We had a great time! House was clean and convenient to the national park and beaches. Highly recommend!


Erin C.
September 2023
This home had ample parking (important for our 2 small work trucks), thoughtfully designed interior spaces with all that we needed to cook and prepare meals, and sleep comfortably with 3 people each in a separate room. Our host was easy to communicate with and left detailed information about the home and nearby amenities. The nearby bakery/breakfast place was also a stand-out and only a 3 minute walk from the cottage. We'll definitely plan to book here again in the near future! Thanks again to our hosts - this home is amazing!


Erin P.
July 2023
We had a wonderful stay at the Surf House. The house was clean, organized and obviously well-maintained. We loved the location and appreciated the ease of communication with the property manager. Would love to come back and stay longer!


Eli S.
June 2023
perfect getaway spot that had everything we needed! We especially appreciated all the local tips and guide to Maui.


Jan M.
June 2023
Very clean and guests were so nice!


Claudia H.
May 2023
My sister and I brought our 69 year old mom to celebrate her birthday. We all didn’t want to leave from this lovely home. We felt secure, comfortable, and at peace. Communication was great when necessary. My sister and I are planning to return with our husbands soon !!!


Jerry H.
April 2023
It was very nice


Jayanne W.
April 2023
This was a fantastic place to stay. Within minutes we could be on the road to Hana, which was our favorite of Maui. The house was perfect, and we appreciated the private outside shower to wash the sand off so we didn’t track anything inside. Our host left little Hawaiin touches for us that was fun for us, especially our kids to have. Things like Hawaiin chips, Hawaiin made macadamias nut chocolates and a couple other items that was great to finally get to Hawaii after such a long plan flight and feel welcomed to Hawaii. Our was amazing and very understanding when we communicated with her on a couple different items. We don’t have a single complaint or negative thing to say about our experience here.


Mackenzie A.
March 2023
The house had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. The outdoor shower was my kids' favorite!


Sarah L.
February 2023
Amy’s place is just as described. Very clean and comfortable. We loved walking out the back gate to the coffee shop every morning. Loved the location close to Paia and Makawao. We’d stay here again!


Kathleen S.
February 2023
Great place to stay for exploring north Maui. Very comfortable and cute 3 bedrooms. Clear communication from the owner. Loved having the market and cafe out the back gate. Great sushi restaurant in nearby Haiku and close to Paia with wonderful restaurants, beaches and boutiques.


Chris L.
January 2023
Our family of 5 stayed here for two nights in between resorts in west Maui and Wailea. It was the perfect change of pace. You get enmeshed in a local community with a great cafe and restaurant nearby. Location is perfect to spend quality time in Paia and it’s right off the road to Hana—so you can deep dive into some of the sites, like twin falls. And the drive to Halakelea and upcountry is much easier here. The place is perfect and well stocked. The three bedrooms were perfect for our family. Only minor complaint is it get stuffy at night and the fans are all pretty weak. With the addition of some more powerful fans in the rooms this would be six stars!


Lynda W.
January 2023
Initially told, we could not check in until 4 pm. House cleaners finished early. The owner, Amy notified me and we were able to get in at 3pm. After spending 8 days in the hustle bustle of Kehei, this house was peaceful and quiet. We would stay there again.


Amanda S.
December 2022
This location is a perfect mix of away from everything but close enough to everything. The house is adorable. Three bedrooms, one bath and an AMAZING outdoor shower. Baked on Maui is a two minute walk out the back door. A kid friendly beach is 10 minutes away and the Road to Hana is just down the street. My kids were 10 and 8 and we would stay here again.


Rebecca S.
December 2022
We were a bit disappointed by location - didn’t have a holiday vibe as was literally in the middle of a suburb. Neighbourhood noises and not great privacy from other house and owners and visiting trade. House was thoughtfully equipped to make stay comfortable which is the biggest plus point. Fans need upgrading - fiddly to put on and main one in bedroom stopped working so it was uncomfortably muggy in a double bed. Laundry unavailable to guests. Just felt compared to other places we stayed at same price point we got much better location and standard.


christal h.
December 2022
Great location, walking distance to a few shops and bakery.


Judy H.
October 2022
All went very well, I will recommend.


Jillian G.
October 2022
We wanted to get away from the more touristy areas of Maui, and this house was perfect, easy to feel like a local when you're here! Baked on Maui is steps from the back door. Very quiet neighbourhood, and close to Paia, which was a great town. The binder left out by the owners contains more information then I've EVER seen in a VRBO rental! So many suggestions, etc. This is a very well cared for property and the owners clearly care very much that their guests have a great stay. Thank you!


Connor V.
October 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. We’ve stayed in many homes around the world, and this home was one of the cleanest, well thought out, organized home we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in. Amy thought of everything! Thank you for making traveling with two littles much easier by your hospitality


Haley A.
October 2022
We stayed here the last 2 nights of our Maui vacation. It was a great place to relax and check out nearby towns of Paia and Haiku. The home was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.


Heather S.
August 2022
Beautifully renovated property in a great location. Attentive hosts with an eye for detail. Overall excellent experience. Would highly recommend.


Chris L.
May 2022
We enjoyed our stay at this clean and nicely organized house. It's got a nice vibe to it. There is a giant mango tree in the yard which is pretty cool! It drops mangos a lot, which can be startling , but it's part of the uniqueness of the place and Maui!


Megan R.
May 2022
We had a great experience staying at this property. It is clean, comfortable, and in a great central location to get to many parts of the island. The host was responsive to messages and made our stay extra special. I would love to stay here again.


Amy S.
May 2022
Really nice home. Very clean. Greatly enjoyed the short cut to the coffee shop/bakery. It felt like we were locals! No complaints. It was a fun vacation.


Toni W.
April 2022
Lovely private relaxing cottage in Haiku, HI! Nice neighborhood with a store and coffee shop/ restaurant a short walk. Owner has done a great job with the set up, organization, instructions, guides and safety for this rental unit with many amenities. They even supplied a nice welcome basket of snacks.


Maribel C.
April 2022
This was a great spot to change up our Maui vacation after leaving the resorts. We were able to get to both Hana and Haleakala effortlessly. Paia was a cute little town. We had the best meal at Cafe des Amies. And sushi was fantastic at Nuka. House was perfect for our needs. We didn’t need the third bedroom and we’re bummed. It to shower outside due to weather. Would definitely stay here again and recommend. Wish we could stay longer. Mahalo.


Denise N.
March 2022
Beautiful home, comfy bed, close to wonderful coffee house and sites to see in upcountry. Highly recommend the Maui Goat Yoga then a trip down to Maui winery.. make a reservation!


Jimmy F.
February 2022
This is a great property. Very clean. Our host was very communitive. Their visitor guide was very helpful for planning. Great location for seeing Haleakala, surf beaches, road to Hana and local restaurants. I highly recommend this rental.


Colby C.
January 2022
Great rental for a stay for a family of four. Great location, house was well decorated, well stocked and very clean. Would recommend.


Jenny S.
December 2021
This surf bungalow is beautiful & so clean! We were so happy to have a nice, safe spot near Haleakala & the road to Hana! The beds were super comfy and there was enough of everything we needed & more! We highly recommend this home to anyone who wants privacy, safety, cleanliness, and space! We felt right at home here! Thank you for a wonderful place Amy & Joel! The property is beautiful & the walk to breakfast “Baked Maui” was delicious! We would definitely recommend & come back! Mahalo! Jenny & Ben


Julieta T.
December 2021
Amy was so easy to work with and responded quickly to our request. Her home was welcoming and the location was close to many Maui attractions. There was a guide for all the things to do in the area, as well as the history of the house itself. We are grateful for the beauty they could see in the place, which allowed us to enjoy our own little slice of paradise while we were there.


Ralph W.
November 2021
Thank you so much for a great stay in Haiku! The property was in great condition with so much helpful information and effort put into explanations and details. The location was excellent for me and everything about this lovely place shows the care and Aloha that the owners have put into it. Quiet and relaxing area and great communication with the owner were greatly appreciated! Mahalo!


Laura G.
November 2021
This is my second stay on Maui and this home was just perfect. It was clean and well thought out. The outdoor shower is great for after the beach and just a calm, peaceful shower outdoors. The kitchen is very well stocked, the beds were so comfy, the laundry was a nice perk and the home was very cute. The outdoor area was great for relaxing and it was fun picking up the huge avocados that fell. We loved going out the back gate to Baked on Maui or the Pauwela General Store. Makawao is just 15 mins away. The summit of Haleakala is about 1 hr 15 mins and the home is just near the start of Road to Hana. Baby beach and hookipa beach were close and beautiful. It’s about an hour drive to Lahaina for parasailing or 45 mins to snorkeling. I would stay here again!


Kelly B.
October 2021
We loved our stay in this wonderful cottage in the lush green countryside located in a quiet part of Maui. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, filled with personal artistic touches by the owners. The owners communicated clearly and quickly, and even surprised us with a welcome basket of treats. We enjoyed fruit from the yard, including avocado and grapefruit. The location was central to many classic Maui activities, especially convenient for day trips to Hana and Haleakala. We highly recommend this property!


Elisabeth C.
October 2021
Cute property in Haiku, owners have done a good job renovating and decorating property. Location close to Paia and wonderful coffee shop in Haiku. We arrived after dark so initially went to wrong house as owner has 2 houses on property, but figured it out with help of Amy! Home is a bit smaller than appeared in photos and one small bathroom with little ventilation was tight for our group of 5 adults but towels and toiletries provided were nice. We are used to leaving the properties we rent clean, but also thought a couple items on the cleaning list for check out were particular (like all dishes must be clean and put away in cabinets-- most places it's put dishes in dishwasher and start) considering the cleaning fee. All in all, the property was nice and we would stay there again.


gretchen m.
September 2021
We enjoyed all the cute touches. And appreciated that is was so clean.


Joseph S.
August 2021
Amy and Joel are amazing hosts. They communicated clearly and easily with us before our stay. The Surf House is in an excellent location minutes away from great restaurants and amazing attractions. The attention to detail was very apparent from the moment you enter the house. Little notes were left on all lights and appliances so you immediately used the home the way the owners do. It was truly an amazing stay and we look forward to booking this home again in the future.


Heidi D.
June 2021
The location, ambiance, and details were perfect for our family of 5. Maui was the last of our 3 islands to visit and we tried to avoid all the tourists. Having the space in Haiku with interaction with locals at the bakery and store were awesome. Amy had tons of things available to help us find some untourist experiences. My kids really appreciated the beach accessories and we all had to try an outdoor shower. The well equipped kitchen and games were also family favorites. We could’ve stayed a month. Great place to get away from the tourist commotion and connect as a family while still enjoying all the adventures on the east side of the island.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.