Starting at: $339 / night (avg)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: (sleeps 4)

Mana Aina

Dear Guests,

Because there is a housing shortage in Maui, to make your vacation plans a lot easier, reserve your vacation rental before you book your flight; air tickets are much easier to find than places to stay in Maui.

If this property is booked for the nights you are looking for, please try my other 2 listings:

HomeAway 4347143
HomeAway 4441163


Our private and clean 600sf studio nests in our quiet, peaceful land named Mana Aina which means the power of the earth in the Hawaiian language. Mana Aina sits on a privileged spot in beautiful Haiku, enjoying the pure oxygen that comes from Hana wrapping around the national tropical forest that sits on the side of the Haleakala [dormant volcano]. The views from the studio go into & beyond our 12 acres of matured park.

Our studio is clean & well taken care of so you may enjoy a wonderful stay. The rental is made of bricks and painted stucco walls, tile floors, and high beam ceilings. As soon as you open the sliding doors, you are standing on a 12-acre park covered by a lush landscape with ornamental trees, tropical plants, seasonal fruit trees & flowers.

We are pro wildlife and insects because our plants and trees need them, so there are big chances you will see geckos and other insects on our property. We do our best to keep them out of the studios, but you might see them. For a pristine and manicured landscape where insects and birds are fumigated, you might want to stay at one of Maui's resorts on the South Shore.

To tell you a bit more about the property, on the ocean side of Mana Aina there is a 50-acre forest. On the Eastside we have a big gulch with a seasonal water stream coming down from the Haleakala's rain forest which goes all the way down into the ocean where Jaws are located [one of the largest surfing/windsurfing waves in the world]. On the Haleakala side, we have another 50-acre property as quiet as ours. On the West Maui Mountains side, we have East Kuiaha Road which is a very quiet road.


Please bring your own drinking water unless you don't mind drinking county tap water with chlorine taste [we also have a water filter by the kitchen sink].
Also bring your own food, laundry detergent & everything else that you might need that is not listed as available in our amenities list and website.
As well, keep in mind we do not have a replenishing service after our guests consume our complimentary & welcome supplies.
We had food smell issues in the past related to frying food or cooking meat. Please cover pans, protect the oven, & clean thoroughly when you are done. If we can not clear cooked food smell after we clean, your security deposit might be transferred to our next guest to compensate for having to deal with the food smell.


Please NO fruit picking from our property trees, we host over 600 guests yearly.


We rent 3 studios, together or separately. The studios are in 1 dwelling and are separated from each other by a 10 feet wide hallway and do not share any walls [they are 10 feet apart]. The walls on each side of the hallways are made of thick large bricks filled in with concrete and iron bars; these are not wood buildings. That's TWO 12-inch noise-proof walls to enhance privacy and noise control. Also, the hallways have their own roof keeping the spaces [with their own roof], apart from each other. Although it is a building with 3 studios connected by 2 hallways, they feel very private and each is positioned at different angles to enhance privacy. Each unit has its own entrance.


The main bed is a medium softness memory foam calking.
There is also a full-size sofa bed [futon on the harder side].


This is a private full bathroom with a bathtub and overhead shower, 1 toilet, 1 bidet, & 1 sink.
We provide 1 clean set of towels per guest, 2 rolls of toilet paper rolls, 1 small shampoo bottle, 1 small conditioner bottle, and 1 bar of soap.


We have more than 1 studio at our property with different bed options.
When more than 2 guests please inquire about which would be the best option for you.


We provide 1 set of linens per bed, 1 set of bathroom towels & 1 set of beach towels per guest.


The dining table sits 4 people.


We have a full kitchen including pots, pans, kitchen utensils, 4 electric burners & full-size oven, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, blender, medium size fridge & beach cooler.


Set of 4 dishes, utensils, water & wine glasses.


Please keep in mind that the laundry room is open for you to use from 9 am until 7 pm.
The laundry room is located to the side of the 3rd building's garage [3rd building from the gate on your left-hand side]. Please bring your own laundry detergent.


We now have SpaceX Starlink at your studio, which is 10x faster than our previous internet provider with 200 Mbps download speed + 18.8 Mbps upload speed.
Also, this Nov 2022 we are installing Roku.


The County of Maui provides our electricity. If they cut off our electricity, we are not to be held responsible for it as it does not depend on us. We do not have solar panels or other sources of alternative energy.


We may or may not have available beach chairs, boogie boards, & beach toys for kids. If they are available they will be in the laundry room & you are most welcome to use them. Before checking out, please put them back in the laundry room.


Mana Aina is a very tranquil place, so please help us keep it this way. If you decide to stay at our place, you are agreeing not to use or permit the use of our property for any unlawful purpose, not to disturb the peace of our neighbors or surrounding persons, nor to utilize or permit the use of the premises in such a manner as to constitute a disturbance of the peace or a nuisance. No loud music or parties are allowed. If you would like to host an event with family & friends, please let me know & we can talk about it.


Please feel free to enjoy walking and jogging around the property.
There is a parking area where you may park up to 2 cars, but if you have a 3rd car please let us know and we'll let you know where you may park it.


Although our property is very secluded and quiet, just 6 minutes away you will find some nice restaurants and shopping for groceries as well. If you enjoy organic and healthy foods, Mana Foods (our local grocery store in Paia) is just a short 10 minutes drive from here as well as the beach and a number of activities/adventures. The closest place where you may enjoy a yummy casual breakfast or lunch is at the Pauwela Cannery, a surfers' and windsurfers' favorite. The Haiku Cannery does have more eating-out options than the Pauwela Cannery, but it is 3 minutes further away. At the Haiku Cannery, I very much enjoy the sushi at Nuka and the amazing burgers, pizza, pasta, salads, and cold beer at Colleen's Restaurant. Around the corner from Nuka there is Maui Kombucha Bar, don't miss it! There is also Veg Out for vegetarians across from Nuka. By the way, all these places are right next to the Haiku Post Office. There are also some more restaurants in this area and many good options to explore, but before I'm finished, I want to mention the Taco Truck and Tai Wagon restaurant!

If you are staying with us during wave season, you may want to visit Jaws to see tow surfing and windsurfing pushed to the extremes on some of the biggest rideable waves on the planet. Just drive straight down from our place towards the ocean, but make sure you are on a 4 wheel drive vehicle, especially in muddy conditions!

If you enjoy hiking through amazing and unique places, you might want to visit the Makawao Forest; just a beautiful 20 min drive from here. Also, if you are feeling adventurous, on the way to the Makawao forest a fun place to go is the Piiholo Ranch Zip Line. On the way down from the forest you may want to stop at Makawao Town to check out some locally owned stores or for a bite to eat. By the way, I love the sandwiches at Casanova's in Makawao. There are some small art galleries there too if you happen to enjoy painters who portray Maui's landscapes.

Downhill from Makawao is Paia, a cool place patched with boutiques, restaurants, and my favorite health food store Mana Foods. I would highly encourage shopping for groceries at Mana Foods, once you go there you'll see what I mean. The beach is also right in front of Paia and if you are up to a long walk on the beach, start right there and walk or swim towards Kahului; pass the rocks and coves and keep walking... also great for a jog or run.

If you want to check out some great streams and pools, Iao Valley is your spot hands down. This area is also known for its amazing hikes. It is above Old Wailuku. This is a personal favorite and place to where take friends while they visit Maui.

There are so many great things to do and nearby places to visit from our property, like the Haleakala [volcano], Poli Poli, Kula, Twin Falls, including some secret spots like Commando Hike, I could go on and on. With that said, we hope you will get to enjoy staying at our property as we look forward to meeting you and talking about some of the beautiful places to explore and visit in Maui.


We'll be happy to give you recommendations on places to visit or fun things to do on Maui, just ask. But beyond all, we respect your privacy and we wish you a most enjoyable and relaxing time while you are staying at our peaceful place.

I'm an artist and art rep. If you are interested in abstract art please ask me for my website as VRBO does not let me share personal info here. Registration Number: GE-169-918-2592-01,+270130560000,+TA-169-918-2592-01

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