Fall on the island of Maui

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Well, it’s that time of year, we are headed into the fall season you can feel it in the air on Maui.  The first of September some times brings rain and wind, but today the weather is perfect but at night you can feel a slight difference in the temperature.   We have been having these amazing sunsets, last night the sky was just lit up.  Summer time on Maui for myself when I am not working, I love getting out in the wind and windsurfing.  We had a pretty good season windsurfing at Kanaha. Finally, we just had a long over due swell for surfing.  Summer can be slow with waves, so I was happy to get the first couple days in with some pretty nice waves.

 

 

 

 

 

Surfing on Maui

Surfing on Maui

Maui vacation rental

Maui vacation rental

Maui vacation rental Haiku

Maui vacation rental Haiku

The fall season is always a nice time of year to work on our property at Pineapple cottage, our Maui vacation rental.  There is always work to be done.  We just put a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of our cottage and landscaping is a weekly project. When a guest stays in our B&B they always comment on how clean and neat everything is. My wife Ivy is the driving force behind that cottage always looking in impeccable condition.

Living on Maui is about a lifestyle, living the dream and enjoying the beautiful island of Maui.  My wife and  I  really enjoy when our guest throws themselves into the island lifestyle.

What we find is that our guest are looking for a different Maui vacation experience than staying in a hotel or a condo with other people around.

What Pineapple Cottage offers is a tropical island getaway on 2.5 acres in a quiet private property. Some of our guests just hang out close to home and just cruise in the cottage.  While other guests each morning are off on an adventure, there is so much to do discovering this side of the island, hiking, exploring the beaches on the Northshore of Maui, and we have some pretty cool towns like Paia town and Makawao town are close by, both very popular island destinations.

So as winter approaches in the mainland and in Europe, a Maui vacation is not a bad idea and life on Maui’s Northshore with a stay at Pineapple Cottage is always an experience that always keeps you coming back to Maui.

We are a licensed B&B, two-bedroom cottage, that has been upgraded and has all the comforts of Home. We enjoy a 5-star rating on Air B&B and VRBO.  So if you’re looking for a vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore, Pineapple Cottage just might be your next island getaway.

Paia Maui vacation rentals

Paia Maui vacation rentals

 

 

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental Video Pineapple Cottage

Welcome to Pineapple Cottage, Haiku Maui vacation rental on Maui’s north shore.

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Maui vacation rentals

The north shore of Maui is unique compared to the rest of the island of Maui.  First off Windsurfing has been a huge sport since the early 80’s.  People have been traveling around the world to come enjoy the steady tradewinds and surf that Maui’s north shore enjoys.  My self I been surfing at Hookipa Beach park since the early 70’s. Later in my life on Maui I took up windsurfing and have been really enjoying the sport.

 

Maui Northshore

Maui Northshore Vacation Rental

Kitesurfing is the new rage on Maui’s north shore.  On any given day you can see the kites flying as you are driving along Hana Hwy.  Not to be out done is the stand up crew, on windy days you will them on there 12 to 16 ft paddle boards catching wind swells down the coast. So the north shore is a very exciting place.

Maui Vacation rental

Maui vacation rental

The north shore is made up of communities like Spreckelsville, offering beautiful coast line, beaches and great windsurfing area’s. Paia Town is a very cool town.  People gather from all over the world to enjoy excellent choices of places to eat and shopping.  So if you are looking for a vacation rental on Maui. One option is staying just outside of Paia, where its cooler and not so busy. Haiku offers a true tropical getaway.

Pineapple cottage our vacation rental is the first turn off after you pass Hookipa Beach Park on Hana Hwy. It’s close to surfing and windsurfing, shopping at Paia and 10 minutes away to Makawao town. Our property is located on private 2.5 acres parcel with a valley and stream running through the property. You also have beautiful views looking down upon the ocean.

Pretty much when our guest check into our cottage, they fall in love with how sweet the cottage is.  My wife Ivy is an artist and takes pride in the cottage being in perfect condition when guest check in.  I just finished a video so you can get an idea of what the property looks like.  I hope you enjoy the video. Our cottage has a 5-star rating with our guest on VRBO and Air B&B.

So if you have any questions you can email us, or call 808-280-2208. Keep in mind that I am a Maui Realtor, been selling real estate on Maui for 22 years.

Maui Vacation Rental

Maui Vacation Rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR

Pineapple Cottage Maui

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

 

Thanksgiving on the Island of Maui

Thanksgiving on the Island of Maui

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend, Maui visitors are taking advantage of week-long vacation.  I was driving through the airport and the parking lot is full.  Our vacation rental in Haiku has been busy with guests from Canada here to windsurf on Maui’s Northshore.  On Maui, they are currently running the last event of the WSL women’s pro division at Honolua Bay, so head out there if you’re on Lahaina side of the island.  The WSL men’s division is on the Northshore of Oahu, “the Triple Crown of Surfing” has been running.  The second jewel of the event is about to start at Sunset Beach.  This will be an exciting event, if you’re on Maui you can watch it on Oceanic Time Warner Cable channel 250.

 

Maui Aloha Classic

Maui Aloha Classic

 

Well, so far the end of November has been windy, but early morning on the south shore has been delivering some sunny weather.  On the Northshore, the windsurfing community has been busy, lot of windsurfers here from Europe to enjoy the surf and wind.  If you happen to be planning a trip to Maui, keep in mind our Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.  It is a two-bedroom cottage on the edge of a gulch and occasionally you can hear the streaming running by.  Our vacation rental in Haiku is located on 2.5 acres of lush tropical land.  My wife and I developed this property 26 years ago.  Our property has tropical flowers and fruit trees, and sometimes my vegetable garden is full of sweet greens.

Maui Vacation rental

Maui vacation rental

 

This winter if you are looking for an island getaway, Pineapple Cottage is the perfect quiet getaway.  We have a 5-star rating on VRBO and Air B&B.  The cottage was recently being remodeled with granite counter tops, new wood floors and newly furnished.  We are located 15 minutes pass Paia, Maui, the first turn off as you enter Haiku, Maui.  If you’re looking for the perfect escape to paradise for your Maui vacation, Haiku might just be your next island adventure.

 

 

 

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

You can visit out Maui vacation rental on our website Haikumauivacationrental.com.  We are just minutes to the heart of Haiku Town, and real close to Hookipa Beach Park for surfing and windsurfing.  Paia, Maui and upcountry Makawao, Maui are two of the coolest towns on this side of the island, only 15 minutes away for both towns for shopping and dining at a number of great restaurants.  Hope you’re having Happy Holidays.

 

Aloha and hopefully see you soon.

Paia Maui

Paia Maui

 

Steve & Ivy

Pineapple Cottage Haiku, Maui

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

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Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic Windsurf Event

Nove Nove Maui Aloha Classic is on August 31, 2016

Maui Aloha Classic

Maui Aloha Classic

Today starts the Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic windsurfing at Hookipa Maui. Hookipa windsurfing event will feature the best windsurfers in the world fighting for top honors for the title of Maui Aloha Classic Champion.  Conditions are looking awesome with strong tradeswinds, and huge surf on the forcast.  Last years event was very exciting, and we won’t be disappointed this year.

There are 130 windsurfers registered for the event.  In the men’s pro event will have AWT leaders Boojmaa Guilloul and Maui’s Morgan Noireaux battling for top honors.  Women’s pro division Ingrid Larouche and Sarah Hauser will be battling for the title. But local girl Vicky Abbott could upset the apple cart.
This is looking like a really exciting event with other big names like Marcilio Brown and Levi Siver couple of my favorite Goya Team riders.  Other stand outs Bernd Roediger, Kai Lenny, Graham Ezzy and Maui ripper Conner Baxter.

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Maui vacation rentals

The windsurfing event will be running all week, and conditions are looking very promising.  If you’re looking for accommodations on Maui’s northshore, we have a licensed B&B Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.   Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui offers a 2-bedroom on 2.5 private acres.  We have 5-star rating on VRBO and AIR B&B.  It’s going to be an exciting week of windsurfing on Maui.  I am going to try and get out to score windsurfing, conditions look good. So hopefully see you at the event.  I will be posting photos and video’s of the action at Hookipa.  Keep in mind if you are looking at buying real estate on Maui, I been selling Maui real estate for 21 years, calling Maui’s northshore home for over 40 years, so give us a call.

 

WIndsurfing on Maui

Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

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Summer is on Maui Northshore Vacation Rental

Well we are well into summer on Maui’s Northshore. Our Maui northshore vacation rental has been busy with many of our guest from Europe.  Our guest Christoph just check out, he is  from Austria.  Christoph got some great kitesurfing sessions in, trips to Hana and loving life on Maui, being his first trip.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui Windsurfing on Maui

Ivy and I been busy camping, surfing on the south shore of Maui, and loving the perfect weather that summer has to offer.  We are in the process of getting Pineapple Cottage ready for our next guest from Praque.

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

 

 

 

 

 

Our Haiku vacation rental has been getting a lot of booking on Air B&B from Austria, Switzerland, England so far this summer.  I have to say I really enjoy our European guest, they are so happy to be on Maui.  I am thinking how much I would like to return to Europe, and now I have all these new friends that have invited us to visit them in their homelands.  So while I do have a job selling Maui real estate, I do enjoy the benefits of living on Maui.

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Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

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Maui vacation rental

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the summer I really love working in my yard and garden.  I would have to say that our property looks like a estate property, 2.5 acres of manicured landscaping.  Our guest love that when you enter our private entry, it’s like driving through a palm tunnel, then opening up to a private oasis.  My wife Ivy and I take a lot of pride in making our guest visit a unique, special experience. ( Search all Maui Real Estate)

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Cottage is also close to Paia Maui, the most happening town on Maui.  We are just 10 minutes away from Hookipa Beach park for summer surf and windsurfing.  So if you’re looking for a unique island getaway, you just might want to consider our little B&B in Haiku Maui.  You can find us on Air B&B,

Trip Advisor, and on VRBO.Com.  Well to day the wind is looking good, so I think I will try and get some windsurf time in down at Kanaha.  Life is good on Maui, so make Pineapple Cottage Maui vacation rental your next Maui destination.

 

Aloha Steve & Ivy

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

 

Summer Vacation Rental on Maui

Summer Vacation Rental on Maui

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Maui Vacation Rentals

 

Well we are off and running with the summer season on Maui.  It’s been beautiful weather, with steady trade winds blowing.  We just had some guest leave that were from Switzerland.  I love it when people are so stoked to be on Maui.  I can rediscover through their travels discovering Maui. 

 

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Maui Vacation Rentals

Sandra our new Swiss friend loved their stay on our vacation rental, Pineapple Cottage in Haiku.  It’s always exciting to see people appreciate all the hard work we put into our property over the years.  I forget that tropical flowers are unusual with a variety of flowers exploding with color.  She also discovered papayas and bananas throughout the property.  Maui is such a special place, no wonder it is ranked #1 island destination by Trip Advisor and other travel Magazines.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui Windsurfing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui is such a fun place to explore.  Maybe a trip to Hana for the day, or a trip up to Ulupalakua Ranch for some wine tasting.  Sandra sister spent one-day surfing at Hookipa Beach Park just down the road from us.  With all our guest they are loving their stay at Pineapple Cottage.  We put a lot of hard work and tried to make it a home away from home for our guest.  On Sandra’s last day with her family I said my good-byes and headed out to Hookipa for a surf.  I looked up and saw them all on the cliff waving at me and yelling Steve.  I am so happy to meet so many happy travelers.  They become friends and I hope to see them return again one day.

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Breakfast at Leoda’s Steve & Ivy

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Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you’re looking for a vacation rental on Maui.  Pineapple Cottage is a unique island experience.  Located on 2.5 acres of lush, and tropical setting.  Stream that flows at the bottom of the gulch, singing birds in the morning, you might want to check out our vacation rental in Haiku.  The interiors offer wood floors, granite counter tops, walk in shower with new furnishing.  Pineapple Cottage was launched just last December, so for your next Maui vacation check us out on Maui’s Northshore.  We are close to Paia Maui for shopping and great places to eat, surf and windsurfing, and beautiful beaches.

Aloha,

Steve & Ivy Nickens

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui Vacation Rental.

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Real Estate: nickens@maui.net

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

10 Things to do on Northshore Paia Maui to Haiku Town

 

Haiku Maui Vacation Rentals

Haiku Maui Vacation Rentals

The north shore of Maui is such a unique island experience.  So different than the resort communities in places like Wailea and Kaanapali.  You have a more laid back island style.  Maui visitors love coming out to the northshore in the winter to view the large surf.  Visitors also love visiting Paia town, it really is a cool place, with people from all over the world loving Paia Maui.

 

 

 

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to share a few things to do in places like Paia Maui and Haiku town.   Paia Maui is an old plantation town.  Not to long ago there was no traffic in Paia, you could pretty much walk down the middle of the street and not get run over.  Paia Town use to have mom and pops store like Horuchi’s, which now is a surf shop.

Okay here is my “Top Ten Things To Do in Maui’s North Shore”.  I will start with Paia Town.

1.  Paia Fish Market has the best fresh fish, fish burgers, fish tacos, always a crowd favorite.

2.  I am also going to add in Flatbread Pizza people love this place.

3.  Mana Foods is a must stop.  Mana Foods is an island favorite for healthy foods, there hot bar is excellent, and make sure you try there fresh baked good.
4. Maui island favorite is Café Des Ames.  Can you say fresh Crepes, love their fresh brewed coffee.  Café Des Ames is always packed, and there is a good reason for it.

Cafe des amis

5. You can’t visit Paia Maui, with out a morning walk on Baldwin Beach.  Some mornings it feels like Tahiti, just sunny beautiful morning like today.

6. A visit to Hookipa Beach Park to watch some of the world’s Best Windsurfers and Kiters tearing up the surf.  Hookipa is also a great place to surf, but not really a beginner surf spot.  WInter time the surf can get big at Hookipa Beach.

7. Okay how can I not recommend Mana’s Fish House, an island favorite for years.  Mana’s Fish House is right on the point in Kuau, right before Hookipa Beach Park.  Mana’s Fish House has mastered the art of cooking fresh fish and the ambiance is to die for.
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Mama’s FIsh House Paia Maui

8. Haiku town is a must, it really is the soul of the north shore.  Many people like my self call it home.  you can visit Pauwela Cannery, places like Collen’s is an island favorite for a good meal anytime of the day.  Vegout  is a local favorite offering fresh vegan dishes.  My wife love to eat at VegOut, grab a quick bite.  Then there’s Nuku’s Sushi Bar. Nuku’s is always packed, try and get there early.  You will also love some of Haiku’s famous food trucks, fresh tacos and Greek food, so good.
9. Haiku also has great ziplines, acutally located just up the street from our vacation rental PineappleCottage.
Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

10. Visit our Haiku vacation rental.  Pineapple Cottage Maui.  Located on 2.5 lush acres.  Tropical flowers, fruit trees and running stream to wake up to, with birds singing.  We are just down the street from Haiku Cannery.  Our cottage is a remodeled two bedroom plantation cottage.  You will enjoy the beautiful hardwood floors and special touches that my wife has added to make it feel like home on Maui.   All of our guest have found Pineapple Cottage to be a wonderful island getaway from the normal hotel or condo experience.

So if you’re going to be visiting the northshore of Maui.  Discover for your self the Aloha Spirit, and the feeling of old Hawaii that prevails on Maui’s northshore.  For more information about Maui vacation rentals in Paia and Haiku Maui, visit my website.  If you’re looking at buying real estate on Maui, I been selling real estate on Maui’s northshore, upcountry Maui and South Maui for 21 years.  So make Maui’s northshore your next island getaway.

Windsurfing Maui

Windsurfing Maui

Aloha Steve and Ivy Nickens

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

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Things to do on Maui

Paia Maui

Paia Maui

When your traveling to Maui your thinking beaches.  There are so many things to do on Maui.  From our vacation rental in Haiku Maui, everything is close.  Pineapple Cottage is located on 2.5 acres on Maui’s northshore.  We have a guest in town so we have been acting as tourist.  I love being a tourist on Maui.  We started out taking a walk and a swim on one of my favorite beaches, Baldwin Beach.  Your just 15 minutes away from Pineapple Cottage to Paia Town, windsurfing at Hookipa Beach Park, and Baldwin Beach.  Morning walks on the beach is a great way to get in a morning work out and meet a few friends along the way.  Driving back to Haiku, breakfast in Paia is always an option.

 

 

Makena Beach

Makena Beach

As we began our tour of the island we headed out to Wailea Makena area. Wailea Resort has some incredible hotels.  The Andaz Hotel is Wailea’s newest Wailea oceanfront hotel.  If you happen to be in the lobby of the Andaz Hotel and you look out over the pool.  The Royal Palms in the pool area are from our property.  We had twelve Royal Palms removed from our property to there new home in the Andaz.

 

Another popular hotel is the Grand Wailea Hotel.  The Grand Wailea has great pools and slides, lots of fun for the whole family.  Then there is the Fours Season’s Hotel in Wailea Maui.  The Four Season’s Hotel offers luxury and impeccable service.   Not to mention a beautiful setting.  While many people love the resorts.  There are island visitors looking to experience life  away from the crowds and resorts to experience Maui as the locals do.

ANdaz Hotel

Makena Maui

 

So next we headed out to Makena Beach, which is one of Maui’s most stunning beaches.  Makena offers incredible beaches, to raw beautiful coast lines.  Yesterday we were up in Ulupalakua Ranch looking down on Makena coast line.  Below is my wife Ivy taking in the views.  La Perouse is bay is the end of the road, this is actually a surf spot, but not for beginners.  It can get really big and dangerous.  Our son loves to surf La Perouse Bay when the waves are good.  There is a natural raw beauty along the Makena coast line that is majestic.  As we were driving back we came upon a small friendly herd of wild goats.

 

Maui has so much to offer.  From our Maui vacation rental on Maui’s northshore in Haiku, you have the whole island at your finger tips.  Pineapple Cottage is a true Hawaiian experience, tropical getaway with luxurious comfort.  Next we will be exploring Hana Maui, which is the complete opposite direction.

 

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Maui Vacation Rentals

 

So if you’re thinking about renting a vacation rental on Maui, Pineapple Cottage is the perfect island getaway.  The nothshore has so much to offer, beautiful beaches, Paia Town, windsurfing, and a relaxed atmosphere.

La Perouse Maui

La Perouse Maui

Makena Maui

Makena Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a new experience on Maui defining the Aloha Spirit.  Come visit our Pineapple Cottage on Maui’s northshore you won’t be disappointed.  Two bedroom cottage on two acres with a running stream, privacy, with comfort.  We are close to Maui’s plantation town in Paia Maui.  People love the location, we are also close to Makawao Town with great restaurants and shopping.  See you soon.

Aloha Steve & Ivy

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Northshore Vacation Rentals

 

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui vacation rental

When traveling to Maui many travelers prefer the country life in Haiku Maui.  Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui is a sweet getaway.  We are headed into June season with beautiful weather.  Memorial weekend offered still winds, and playful surf all over the island.  This time of year people that love to get out in the ocean change water sports.  There is the serious crew of downwinders that are waiting for the trade winds to blow so that they can launch from Maliko Bay for a coast run to Kanaha Beach by Maui’s airport in Kahului.   I usually end up doing a few runs over the summer on Maui’s Northshore, but I like to mix it up.

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Maui vacation rentals

On Maui’s northshore we have a vacation rental, Pinepple Cottage that is a perfect getway from the crowds.  Our B&B is a two bedroom cottage standing on 2.5 acres, very peaceful and private.  We are close to northshore beaches and places like Haiku town for shopping and great places to eat.  June is here and Maui is a giant playground.

in the summer on Maui the south shore comes alive.  Maui’s summer beaches bring out families and friends hanging out on the beach, trucks loaded with surfboards, tents, coolers and sunscreen.  I like to mix my summer surfing up with longboards, short boards and standup boards, so the truck is loaded down.  My wife has taken up standup board surfing, she loves playing in the surf on small days.

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer time also brings in windsurfers from all over the world.  I have taken up windsurfing over the last five years and really enjoy it.  I been a surfer all my life, and I use to sail cats, so a transition to windsurfing was very natural for me. 

Cafe des amis

Paia Maui Café Des Amis

Paia Maui is the center of surf and windsurfing world.  Paia is a gathering place with great places to eat and finish off the day with your friends. Summer time I usually windsurf at Kanaha Beach on Maui’s Northshore.  It’s always nice meeting old faces that return to Maui every year to windsurf on Maui’s Northshore.  Kitesurfing is also very big on Maui.  You can take lessons to windsurf and kitesurf at many of Maui’s surf centers like Hi-Tech Maui and Action Sports in Kahului.

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Northshore Maui Vacation Rentals

Haiku is a very special place to many people that call it home, and to the traveler looking for a lifestyle experience other than condo or hotel has to offer.  Many people staying at our Maui vacation rental in the Pineapple Cottage find it to be an easy hour and half drive to Hana for the day.  A drive up country to Makawao Town is just 10 minutes away, make sure you try Kokoda’s famous donuts, or visit Polis Mexican Restaurant, food is excellent and they always have videos of Jaws, or windsurfing on Maui’s Northshore.  In fact, the owner Tim is always down at Kanaha windsurfing in the afternoon.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rentals

Haiku Maui vacation Rentals

So if Maui might be your island destination for this summer, keep in mind our vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore, very cozy two-bedroom cottage on two acres.  Pineapple Cottage is loved by our guest for a quiet, peaceful getaway, stream running in the gulch, tropical flowers and fruit trees.  Very different experience than condo living in Kihei.  Pineapple Cottage is situated in an ideal location in Haiku, minutes away from Haiku town, and 15 minutes to Paia Town.  Hookipa and Baldwin Beach are close by for windsurfing and surfing, or just a morning walk on the beach. For more information on Pineapple cottage Haiku Maui check out our website.

Pineapple cottage vacation rental

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental

While many people are retired on Maui, I do have a job.  I sell real estate on Maui, been selling real estate for 21 years on Maui’s Northshore, to resort properties in Wailea Maui.  So if you have any question about buying or selling real estate on Maui give me a call.

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

Steven Nickens

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: http://nickensmaui.com

Vacation rental: PineapplecottageHaikuMaui.com

 

 

 

Windsurfing Spring Season On Maui With Strong Winds

Windsurfing Spring Season On Maui Begins with Strong Winds

WIndsurfing on Maui

WIndsurfing on Maui

 

Windsurfing and Kiting are two of Maui’s Northshore wind sports that are driven by the trade winds in Hawaii.  After a rather light winter of winds, it seems that we are looking at some excellent conditions. I keep hearing that we are looking at a La Nina weather pattern this spring and summer.  That means it should bring strong winds for windsurfing and kite surfing on Maui.

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Maui vacation rentals

Sunday was a great day for windsurfing at Kanaha Maui.  The windsurfing report didn’t show any sign of winds. I live in Haiku, just past Hookipa Beach Park.  I was working on my vacation rental with my wife and I noticed that the winds were getting to be pretty steady.  So without hesitation, I loaded up my windsurfing gear and headed to Kanaha.  To my surprise, the wind filled in and it was sunny, with steady winds. 

On any given Sunday there is a pretty good crowd if the conditions show the slightest bit of wind.  There were just a few of the locals full of smiles, having ignored the wind reports online.  Margie, a long time windsurfer at Kanaha, usually does a morning post on Facebook posted positive report on the conditions, but still people missed it!  We were all pretty happy!  I rigged a 5-0 and headed out to enjoy the day.  Needless to say, everyone was really stoked with the conditions, steady winds, 20 to 25 mph.  I heard hoots from Margie and she was flying by me.  Today we had a little different conditions. Winds were blowing 25 to 35 mph. As I walked up to check the conditions, people windsurfing were getting out of the water because of the strong winds.

Kiteboarding on Maui

Kite Boarding on Maui

There are some fearless windsurfing veterans that have been sailing Maui for over 30 years.  I was watching as some of the veteran ladies, like Margie & Franny headed out to tackle the strong conditions.  I thought if these ladies are going out, I might as well join them.  Okay, from the moment I set foot in the water it was go.  Powered up and flying across the water, it was exhilarating.  Okay, I got slammed a couple times and thought, “Well, that was fun, but I better call it a day!”  I have only been sailing for 5 years, though I’ve been surfing for 45 years.  It’s been a great diversion.ion

Windsurfing Maui

Windsurfing Maui

There’s a saying: “Lucky we live Maui”.  Tomorrow I will be spending the day in the office (I sell real estate), then back to Kanaha for maybe another windsurf session.  Many visitors come to Maui to windsurf and kiteboard at Maui’s famous destinations like Hookup Beach Park and Sprecklesville, Maui. If you’re looking for vacation rental accommodations on Maui’s Northshore, you might consider Pineapple Cottage, our sweet little 2 bedroom vacation rental.  We are located just ten minutes past Hookipa Beach Park, the first turn off to Haiku (Haiku Road) as you come out of Maliko Gulch.  It’s a  cottage on a 2 acres, very private and well appointed.  Keep us in mind for your next Maui windsurf vacation, happy sailing!

 

Haiku vacation rental

Haiku Vacation Rental

Aloha Steve Nickens

Pineapple Cottage Maui.

https://haikumauivacationrental.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net