Mana Aina

Rates: $327 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 31 reviews)
Dear Guests,

Due to a housing shortage in Maui, we recommend reserving your vacation rental before booking your flight to make planning easier. Air tickets are much easier to find than places to stay in Maui.

Please note that we follow a fair pricing policy, which is frequently reviewed to match the current market conditions. Therefore, we do not provide any additional discounts as we aim to offer equally fair & competitive pricing to all our guests.

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

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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 & 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 & 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 cannot 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 & are separated from each other by a 10 feet wide hallway & 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, & 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 have SpaceX Starlink with 200 Mbps download speed + 18.8 Mbps upload speed.
For TV we have 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 & we'll let you know where you may park it.


Although our property offers seclusion and quietness, you can find great restaurants and grocery shopping just a 6-minute drive away. If you are into organic and healthy foods, the Mana Foods store in Paia is just 10 minutes away, and the Pauwela Cannery is perfect for casual breakfast or lunch. The Haiku Cannery has even more dining options, including Nuka Sushi and Colleen's Restaurant for burgers, pizza, and more. Vegout offers vegetarian options, and Maui Kombucha Bar is a must-visit. Don't forget to check out the Ahonui Plant-Based Cafe food truck on 111 Stable Road, Paia.

If you're here during wave season, make sure to visit Jaws to witness some of the biggest rideable waves on the planet. For hikers and adventurers, the Makawao Forest offers a unique hiking experience, and Piiholo Ranch Zip Line is a must-try. Stop by Makawao Town for shopping and sandwiches at Casanova's, or head to Paia for a stroll on the beach and some shopping at Mana Foods.

There are also several beautiful beaches nearby, such as Hookipa Beach Park, Tavares in Kuau Bay, Paia Bay, Baldwin Beach Park, Baby Beach, Spreckelsville & Kanaha Beach Park. If you're looking for streams and pools, Iao Valley is a must-visit spot, located above Old Wailuku.

Finally, don't miss out on exploring the Haleakala volcano, Poli Poli, Kula, Twin Falls, and even some secret spots like Commando Hike. We hope you enjoy your stay in Maui and look forward to meeting you and discussing more great places to visit.


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.

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Mana Aina Reviews

Kenney H.
April 2023
Me and my wife had a great experience with Alejandro. He is very responsive and his property is unique and felt private. Quiet and a peaceful stay. The property is clean and the bed is comfortable, with all amenities that you would need (washer / dryer & beach equipment's). It’s a great starting point if you’re planning to do the road to Hana, it’s very close to the starting point. We would book his property again if we would come back to Maui and would recommend this over any hotel stay. Book it, you won’t regret it!

Lindy F.
April 2023
The place was beautiful, peaceful and lovely. The manager however was rather prickly and couldn’t understand the difficulty accessing instructions to enter property. I would print out instructions before you leave because the vrbo app doesn’t work if you aren’t connected to the internet. It also, sometimes doesn’t work period and you need to go to the browser to access the site, but for that you need to be connected to the internet. We left the place with the dishes done and the trash out but still he gave us a mediocre review in all categories. I guess our difficulty accessing Wi-Fi made him peeved. Oh, and his sweet dog preferred to stay at our’s. We would have loved to return but communicating with such a prickly character isn’t very interesting.

Pookie T.
February 2023
We loved our stay here. The studio was very comfortable and accessible to several lovely areas of the island. Highly recommend

Mary P.
February 2023
The room was clean and nicely updated. Loved the bathroom and kitchen too! The hosts did everything to make this stay a comfortable one. I would stay here again.

Mychael M.
November 2022
My wife and I are from Big Island and we wanted a get away to celebrate our 15th anniversary. This place was perfect! Well located, private, beautiful room and surroundings, and great price! Great host and highly recommended! Thanks for making our trip so special!

Robert S.
October 2022
Great location, just past Pa'ia, near the north shore beaches and close to the start of the Road to Hana. Quiet, serene grounds well maintained and spacious. Made for tranquil nights with the sounds of the wind and waking up to the chirping of birds. Great amenities, with an abundance of interior space compared to any hotel or motel. It was really nice to come back to a secluded piece of nature after being out exploring all day. Staying amongst nature does have some minor drawbacks in that there were small bugs that could find their way in, especially at night but it did not bother us at all. Great host and property.

Diana H.
May 2022
Very clean, very comfortable bed. Nice and peaceful place to stay, we feel very comfortable. Alejandro is very kind and a person who you can talk and ask any concerning.

Frances V.
April 2022
Words cannot describe the peace and quiet this property offers. Perfect location to access so many of the sights on Maui, but at the end of the day you return to this beautiful spot- away from the hustle and bustle. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to stay here.

peter c.
March 2022
great location for water activities on the north shore close to Ho'okipa loved proximity to Hanzawa's for incidentals perfect location for visiting friends in Haiku & Makawao low traffic area considering Maui's population

Audrey R.
January 2022
I stayed here in January with my small family and we really enjoyed it. The studio was bright, clean & comfortable, and the surrounding property was beautiful and nicely maintained (while retaining a rural feel). We arrived late at night and Alejandro left all of the lights on to make it easier for us to find. Even still, we were nervous that we may be going up to the wrong door. Haha. We got to meet his super friendly dog, which was fun. The stars were very pretty at night and it was tranquil, but I wouldn't say "quiet" due to the roosters, insects, and birds :) We had a short stay, but I wish we stayed longer to explore the surrounding towns and activities. We had some great sushi and yummy breakfasts nearby. It's a good spot to head up the volcano or trek the road to Hana if that's on your list. Makawao and Pa'ia looked like they had some good boutiques for shopping if you're looking for non-ABC store like clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. I would absolutely recommend this special property to anyone who would share the space in a respectful way (not a wild party place, drive slowly, respect the guidelines). I'd reserve again here in a heartbeat.

Tamblynne M.
January 2022
We loved our 10-day stay at this very pretty property. the well-manicured surroundings and amazing peacefulness was a truly relaxing vacation. Highly recommend! Our host was very attentive and we felt very comfortable staying at this beautiful property.

Shrenik G.
January 2022
We traveled after sunset and google maps showed us shorter curvy road which was quite scary given there were many blind turns and one lane roads(take highway 36 instead). The property is a great studio apartment with all the basic amenities. Alejandro was very prompt in responding and made sure everything was communicated appropriately

Sabrina L.
September 2021
Absolutely perfect! Mahalo nui for your warm welcome and beautiful accommodations. I’ll see you again soon! Much aloha :)

Elena E.
September 2021
We lived like a Hawaiian in this tropical and QUIET setting. This gorgeous upcountry property provides the ultimate in peace and quiet: no traffic noise, airplanes, or noisy neighbors. Instead it was peace and quiet the whole time. The linens were luxurious. The couches comfortable. The kitchen had necessary pots and pans. The only downside was that the laundry was in a separate building. We would stay here again.

Chris M.
August 2021
The property setting is super peaceful and beautiful. The cottage was clean and very nice. Enjoyed being so close to nature. We highly recommend this place.

Megan L.
June 2021
The property is nice and quiet. The booking process is pretty confusing and convoluted, at least for us it didn't follow the normal VRBO process. The owner is nice and mostly responsive.

Kate R.
June 2021
Alejandro was a great host. The place is spacious and bright. And it’s very close to the beginning of the road to Hana!

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

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