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Long beach days and hot lanai nights are what you come to Maui for. To get the most from your time here, a beachside rental that’s near to dining, Haleakala National Park, and the island’s best wave breaks is essential — whether you prefer the bustling scene of Kihei or Lahaina or the tranquility of Hana. Maui is among the most beautiful spots on Earth, and these nine Airbnbs perfectly capture the island’s natural wonder.
Cliff House with stunning pool, spa, ocean, and waterfall view
This epic cliff house, 300 feet above the ocean, encapsulates everything great about a stay on Maui. The ocean is right there, you have a private pool and hot tub, and you can relax over cocktails while gazing at Hanehoe Falls. Hana is visible from the home, as is the north coast of Maui. Relax over a book next to the 10-foot marble fireplace, though focusing on the pages may prove to be a struggle with the scenery of paradise in the background. You’ll never have a better view from a hot tub, this we can guarantee.
Price: $481 per night
Sunrise Hana Surf Loft
The surf loft is a staple of surf culture worldwide. This property puts you steps from the waves in the heart of Hana — with two beds, a comfortable living room and kitchen, and a plenty of outdoor chilling space. The apartment is airy and spacious, highlighting the “outdoor living” culture of island life, surrounded by fruit trees and a flowing creek carved by lava. The unit comes with beach towels and equipment to use, and coffee/tea to fuel up on beforehand. Enjoy the sunroom on the lanai after catching waves.
Price: $271 per night
Maalaea Oceanfront Island Sands
A bright, airy oceanside apartment is the Maui dream, and you’ll live it in this unit at Island Sands. Located in central Maui and with easy access to everywhere from Kihei to Lahaina to Haleakala, the unit has a balcony that offers unobstructed ocean views out over Maalaea Bay. Take advantage of the oceanfront pool, but don’t let it keep you from actually exploring the oceanfront itself, which you can do with the calm waves of the bay as your host. You’ll also be right by the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, a great place to spend an afternoon.
Price: $175 per night
Maui Dream Place at Maui Kamaole
This two-story condo has an epic lanai looking out across palms, sand, ocean, and mountains. Because the unit is part of a vacation rental community, you’ll have access to two pools, hot tubs, fitness amenities, and many spots from which to take in the legendary sunsets of Kihei. With two bedrooms, the unit can sleep up to six guests, placing you in the center of Maui’s cultural action at an affordable rate.
Price: $395 per night
The name says it all. Located at A’apali Ocean Outlook, Waterfall House is the perfect spot to post up with views of Hanehoi Falls and the entire northern coast of Maui. If you plan to catch sunrise atop Haleakala, this rental is in an ideal location to give you a headstart on the drive up, and a place from which to look back at your memory after you’ve lived it — kind of like taking a 360-degree photo. The home’s cliffside lanais look out over the ocean, and you’ll also have access to an emerald tile pool and outdoor shower.
Price: $485 per night
Beautiful Puamana Oceanfront Getaway
Whales. That’s right — you can spot whales from the lanai at this luxurious home rental for eight, depending on the season of course. No matter when you visit, this remodeled pad is set to make you feel as though you’ve stepped into a surf film from the future, with tile and granite finishing on the inside and 180-degree views of the deep blue ocean on the outside. With three bedrooms, this spot is perfect for family getaways and reunions of groups of friends.
Price: $695 per nighty
Luxury Mahana 1 bedroom/2 bath
This spacious one-bedroom condo is among the nicest in Mahana. Fifty feet from the ocean with a lanai and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the entire unit to be overtaken by the ocean breeze. If renting a car for your stay, this is a great apartment because not only do you enjoy free parking but the complex has administrative assistance that can set you up with tours and provide maps and directions to activities across the island. Though with the oceanside pool and perfect waves, you may be tempted to stay on site.
Price: $515 per night
Hula Hideaway 303
If you’ve never seen a rainbow over the ocean, this apartment needs to be on the top of your list. From the lanai, the passing currents and swells often cause this surreal phenomenon, complementing the bright and colorful internal decor for an amalgamation of colors like you’ve never seen. The sunsets over the ocean here offer an equally stirring experience. And once you actually leave the apartment, you’ll find the Pacific just below the cafes and dining of the island’s northwest coast right nearby.
Price:$318 per night
Elegant oceanfront townhome in Puamana
Should you prefer an expansive oceanside townhome with room for six and the sounds of waves crashing near your deck beckoning your crew back home for a tranquil happy hour after a day spent exploring the nearby coast, this is your spot. The trimmings of luxury outfit the interior, with a modern kitchen designed for preparing large meals and quiet bedrooms sealing a true escape from life back on the mainland. Surfing, paddle boarding, beach activities, and the dining of Puamana are all within a stroll from the lanai.
Price: $787 per night
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