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Maui by the Sea: Maui's coolest little vacation rental cottage

Welcome to the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii!

Maui North Shore ocean-view

Maui by the Sea is a beautiful vacation rental - an ideal ocean-view cottage located between Paia and Ho’okipa, on Maui's scenic and exciting North Shore. Our two-story plantation-style cottage has gorgeous views of a sapphire ocean with dancing waves. Simply sit back and relax on the private covered lanai and enjoy the view!

Tropical ambiance with all the comforts of home

The 500 sq.feet air-conditioned apartment is upstairs (downstairs is the open garage), surrounded by a lovely Hawaiian tropical garden with bamboos, palm trees, gingers, heliconias and fruit trees. The inside is cozy and elegant. A separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed, full bath, and full kitchen complement the layout.

Legal permitting


With 18 years of experience, Maui By The Sea has always operated under a legal County of Maui permit and our current permit is valid through 2021.


The County of Maui requires that Vacation rentals and B&B's obtain a permit for legal operation. Illegal operators are currently being contacted and serious enforcement and closure of non-permitted cottages will begin January 1, 2013. Then recovery of advanced payments will potentially be difficult for the renter. Legal operations will have their permit number on the first page of their website. 

The ocean is your front yard

Walk out into the front yard, and watch surfers enjoying the beautiful blue waves! Maui by the Sea's property is located right on the ocean, fronting a popular local surf break. The entertainment never stops!

Your cottage is 150 feet from the ocean. (Access to the water is possible but there is no beach in front of the property; it is a rocky shoreline). A sandy beach is 200 yards from the cottage with access for windsurfing, surfing and snorkeling; or if you wish, just sunbathing on the golden sand.

A short drive down the coast takes you to Baldwin Beach, the nicest beach on Maui's North Shore with long long stretches of white sand, crystal clear water, lifeguards, pavilions, and showers.


Maui by the Sea vacation rental basic information

  • Sleeps two
  • Air-conditioned
  • Whole house chlorine filter
  • Ceiling fans
  • Washer and dryer
  • HD TV + DVD
  • Phone/answering machine
  • Combination safe
  • Gas barbecue
  • Free wireless Internet access for your laptop
  • Parking (for one car only) is inside the premises
  • Electric locking gate with private code
  • No smoking on premises
  • Maui by the Sea is 150 feet from the ocean. (Access to the water is possible but there is no beach in front of the property; it is a rocky shoreline)
  • A sandy beach is 200 yards from the cottage with access for windsurfing, surfing and snorkeling, or if you wish just sun bathing on the golden sand
  • Disclosure: Maui by the Sea Cottage sits off of Hana Highway (it is not a "highway" as mainlanders understand it, it is a 2 lane road).There can at times be excessive road noise. However, we have good insulation and have added air conditioning to minimize the problem
  • Ho'okipa, the world-famous windsurfing beach, is 2 minutes away

Nightly Rate $275 + 14.416% tax.





The perfect Maui vacation rental for singles or couples

Maui by the Sea is a great vacation rental for beach and water sports lovers, with a great ambiance and location. It’s the perfect place for your honeymoon! The ocean is at the door, the beach is a short walk away, and Paia, the coolest little town in Maui is very near. Kahului Airport is only ten miles away from our little heaven, and many of Maui's most popular attractions are within easy reach.

Maui's North Shore - beaches, sun and surf!

Away from the tourist centers of South and West Maui, the North Shore is the place to enjoy the real Maui lifestyle - carefree, sun-filled days, fresh air and clear water, and world class water sports right outside the door - snorkeling, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, fishing -- you name it!


Paia - Maui's biggest little town!

The fine restaurants of Paia are just a short walk away from Maui by the Sea. No visit to Maui would be complete without a tour of Paia, Maui's funkiest, coolest little town. Full of old time charm with wooden false-front buildings and mom and pop stores, Paia has the feel of an old West town transplanted to psychedelic tropical Hawaii.

Although only a few square blocks in size, Paia is “choke”-full of unique boutiques, great restaurants, and live music venues. There is even an excellent health food store, as well as gas stations, a post office and a bank.

Kahului, Kihei and South Maui are near

Kahului, Maui's largest town, with its three malls, airport, Costco, theaters, and cultural center, is a short drive away. Kihei, on Maui's sunny South Shore, is just 15 minutes farther, Wailea and Makena a little further on. Lahaina is 30 minutes away from Kahului, a nice drive along the ocean where whales breech close to the coast and surfers delight in the South swell during summer time.

Ho'okipa Beach

World famous Ho'okipa Beach is a very popular destination for windsurfers, surfers, and kiteboarders. The steady trade winds, clear warm water, and great surf make Ho'okipa the beach of choice for watersports, and the home of many world class watersporting events, such as the Windsurfing Aloha Classic.

Ho'okipa with all its charms is only a couple of miles away from Maui by the Sea.

On the road to Hana

The lovely winding drive to Hana, on Maui's East Coast, is one of Maui's most popular attractions. Waterfalls, tropical forests, heart-stopping views, and a quaint winding road over narrow one-lane bridges make the road to Hana a great opportunity for excellent photos.

Maui by the Sea is perfectly placed for your Hana road adventure. Stop in Paia for a great lunch to go, and hit the Hana road in style!

Maui Upcountry - every road leads there!

Upcountry Maui is a scenic wonderland of grasslands, forests, ranches, and spectacular views. From Maui by the Sea, every road leads to Upcountry! You can drive up through Paia to Makawao, Maui's cowboy capital, or take the road up to Haiku, or drive up the highway to the Haleakala Crater, all beautiful cruises.

Reserve Maui by the Sea

You can reserve Maui by the Sea for your Maui vacation or inquire for more info by emailing us, calling us at 808-579-9865, or filling in the reservation form.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about Maui by the Sea or this website, please let us know! Just email us, call us at 808-579-9865, or fill in our contact form - we're here to serve!

Maui by the Sea oceanfront vacation rental cottage
523 Hana Highway
Paia, Maui, Hawaii 96779
# CP 2001/0018
HT ID W04886148-01

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