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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.

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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

 

Spring Time on Maui’s Northshore

Spring Time on Maui’s Northshore

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Maui Vacation Rentals

 

As winter comes to an end on Maui, you start to notice that spring is approaching.  One of the early signs is the shower trees are starting to blossom all over the island.  I love the pink shower trees with their vibrant colors.  One thing that I do every spring is drive up to Kula Maui to take pictures of the Jacaranda trees flowering, they are just stunning.  Starting at the King K high school, all the way out to Ulupalakua Ranch you will be amazed at the sight of these beautiful trees.  Just last year I planted a Jacaranda tree in my yard I love them so much. I do have Hong Kong Orchids trees, and a couple shower tress, love the display of blossoms going off.

Another sign of spring is the trade winds returning after a poor showing this winter.  Windsurfers and kite boarders love spring on Maui.  There are still waves and wind on the Northshore of Maui.  You also have all the windsurf companies showing up to take photos of all the new product lines for water sports.  We just had the DaKine marketing team staying at our Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku. They brought in a team to work with local watermen and women to display their products on-line and to feature in magazines.

WIndsurfing on Maui

WIndsurfing on Maui

For me it’s a shift from surfing all winter, to getting my windsurf gear out and enjoying the water when I am not selling real estate on Maui.  Spring is also a changing of the guard, where the winter snowbirds return to their summer homes, and people trade in their ski equipment for kiteboards and windsurfing gear. It’s like the Geese returning to their summer grounds.

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So if you’re looking at visiting Maui, you might keep Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui as a tropical getaway for Spring time. The Northshore of Maui is a very cool place, with lots of interesting things to do.  Paia Maui is such an international destination with people from all over the world.  Upcountry Maui has Makawao town with cool boutiques stores and great eateries.  So this spring looking for Maui vacation rentals on Maui’s Northshore, consider Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui.

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Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Aloha,

Steve & Ivy

 

Windsurfing on Maui’s Northshore in Spring.

Windsurfing on Maui’s Northshore in Spring.

Windsurfing Maui

Windsurfing Maui

 

Well spring time has arrived on the Northshore of Maui.  This time of year windsurfers from around the world come to Maui, to test out their new windsurfing gear at places like Spreckelville, and Hookipa Maui.  Currently we have the DaKine marketing team staying at our vacation rental, Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui.

Along with the windsurfer arriving on Maui, there are photographers and marketing teams that are here to shoot some of the top windsurfers in the world for magazine ads and marketing material.  Spreckelsville Maui is a popular out of the way beach to windsurf and capture some amazing footage.

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Maui vacation rentals

Spring time on Maui is also changing of the season, the snowbirds are trading in their skis and snowboards for sailboard and kite boards.  The trade winds are starting to pick up, hopefully we will have a lots of sailing time this spring heading into summer.  Kite boarding on Maui has become really popular.  I been windsurfing for five years on Maui, and have been tempted to try kiteboarding.  On the light wind days’ kite boarding really is the way to go.  Kiting on Maui has become such a popular new sport.  Kanaha Beach is really a great place to learn to Kite, and the waves are so playful.

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui vacation rental

So if you’re thinking about coming to Maui to windsurf or kiteboarding?  Keep in mind our vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore, the Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.  We just got our license from the county at the end of 2015.  We have had visitors from Switzerland, England, Canada to Santa Barbara.  One of our guest gave us a 5 Star rating.  Very private, lush, located on 2.5 acres, two-bedroom cottage, just completely remodeled.  So hope you make it to Maui for spring windsurf session. If you’re looking for a Northshore vacation rental keep us in mind.

Haiku vacation rental in Haiku

Haiku vacation rental in Haiku rental

Aloha Steve &Ivy

Windsurfing Maui Northshore Kiteboarding Maui

Kiteboarding on Maui

Kite Boarding on Maui

Spring time on Maui’s Northshore, brings the trade winds, and windsurfing on Maui Northshore. Winds have been pretty strong the last couple days. I was heading down to Kanaha from Haiku, to get an afternoon windsurfing session. But as I was driving by Hookup Beach Park the waves were big and the wind was crazy strong with just two guys out so I decided to work in my garden and wait for a cleaner day.

WIndsurfing on Maui

WIndsurfing on Maui

The wind report is looking like we might have a good week of windsurfing. Kiters are also all fired up to finally get some good kiteboarding sessions. Spring time brings windsurfer and kiters to Maui. Maui is the most consistent place on the planet, usually the trade winds pick up around 10 or 11 o’clock.
What’s amazing about Maui is how people come to Maui from all over the world. We still have plenty of good surf, trade winds filling in are a big bonus. Many windsurfers live part time on Maui, finishing up the winter season of skiing, trading in their mountain equipment for warm water and surf.

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Maui vacation rentals

If you’re looking at visiting Maui for some windsurf time, you might be looking for a place to stay for a while, and kick back and enjoy Northshore life.

Our new Maui vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore has been a hit with Maui visitors. Pineapple Cottage is located on our property in Haiku Maui. A two-bedroom vacation rental in Haiku Maui. We put a lot of love into our cottage and it has been well received. You can reach us on vrbo, or call us direct 808-280-2208. We are a licensed vacation rental with the county of Maui. Also keep in Mind if you’re looking for Maui real estate, I been selling real estate on Maui for 21 years. Hopefully we will see you in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baldwin Beach Maui

Baldwin Beach Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloha,
Steven Nickens
Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Email: nickens@maui.net

Cell:  808-280-2208

 

Last Big Swell of the Year Maui

We just had our last giant swell of the year as far as I am guessing.

Surfing at Jaws Maui

Surfing at Jaws Maui

The day of the Eddie big wave event on Oahu’s northshore brought huge surf to the islands.  Maui was not denied, and we had huge surf on the northshores.  Jaws Maui, which is located on the northshore of Haiku, just down the way from Pineapple Cottage our B&B, experienced huge surf.  I drove down with my son Micah to get a few pictures, I was not disappointed.

 

 

 

Surfing on Maui

Surfing on Maui

The cliff was lined with people anxious to get view of the few brave watermen that were out charging the waves.  Waves had some 50ft faces, and we experienced some great rides.  So now we are slowly approaching spring.  The tradewinds are slowly filling in with good wind for windsurfing on Maui.  So for me it’s a relief from the giant surf to be able to get out and surf at Hookipa.

 

 

Surfing on Maui

Surfing on Maui

What’s so cool about Maui, is that there is so much to do for beach lovers, surfers, kiters, windsufers, and standup paddlers.  As conditions change, people change what kind of equipment they ride in the surf.  Myself I am an old surfer, that took up windsurfing on Maui in the last five years.

 

 

 

WIndsurfing on Maui

WIndsurfing on Maui

Maui vacation rental in Haiku Maui

Maui vacation rental in Haiku

When I am not selling real estate with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, or helping my wife getting our vacation rental in Haiku ready for our next guest.  Okay and doing yard work, I am out surfing at Hookipa, or windsurfing at Kahana Maui.  Today is one of those days I am running off for a windsurfing session.

 

So if you’re thinking about visiting Maui, and looking for a vacation rental on Maui’northshore.  Pineapple Cottage has been a big hit with our guest.  We are located in Haiku Maui, first turn off as you enter Haiku.  We are located on a very private property, on 2.5 lush acres.  Our guest response has been really positive, loving the privacy.  Some of our guest have done the condo experience and are looking for more of a local vibe away from the resorts, which have their own merit.  We are close to Old Paia Town, you have excellent restaurants, boutiques, Mana Foods, art galleries, gelato, yoga, surfing at Paia Bay and Hookipa Beach Park, world class windsurfing, kiting and stand paddling.

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Maui vacation rentals

So if you are looking for a different island experience, Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui might just be your next island getaway. You can also find us on VRBO.COM and AIRB&B.  We are a licensed B&B with the Country of Maui. If your looking for Maui real estate you can visit my website at nickensmaui.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku Maui Island Destination.

Kiteboarding on Maui

Kite Boarding on Maui

Vacation rental Haiku

Vacation rental Haiku

Maui is an island destination for Kiteboarders from around the world.  When traveling to Maui many travelers prefer the country life in Haiku Maui. Our Haiku Maui vacation rental is just the kind of place that offers the island getaway. Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui has been a hit with our guest since we first check in our first guest Christmas 2015.

 

Our last guest that just check out from Santa Barbara, was saying how they love our drive way. It looks like a giant tunnel into the secret garden. They also mention how they loved mornings on the deck for breakfast. They loved the birds singing and gentle breeze blowing through the gulch.

 

 

 

 

 

Maui north shore

Maui north shore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku is a very special place to many people that call it home, and to the traveler looking for a lifestyle experience other than condos or hotel has to offer. Many people staying at 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.

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing on Maui

If you’re a thrill seeker there is a zip line just up the street from us. I am always amazed how guest visiting our vacation rental in Haiku, take to the highway traveling from one side of the island to the other. Really Maui has some amazing places to visit.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

So we are now heading towards spring time. Spring time a favorite time for windsurfing on Maui, so windsurfers from all over the world arrive on Maui. Many are professionals testing out their new gear and getting photo shots for marketing their windsurfing gear to the world. So Maui is a very exciting place. If you’re thinking about a vacation rental in Haiku, you can find our Pineapple Cottage on Vrbo.com or give us a call to check into availability.  If you’re looking for real estate on Maui, I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.  As they say lucky we live Maui.

Aloha Steve,

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

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Maui vacation rentals

Pineapple Cottage Winter Update

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Winter season lately has produce perfect weather on Maui.  So far our cottage the Pineapple Cottage vacation rental in Haiku Maui is off to a great start.  We have had a number of guest come through our cottage from Switzerland, Canada and the West Coast.  The response has been overwheling positive.  Some guest have mention how they love our 2.5 acres island getaway for it’s lush tropical feeling, and privacy, myself I feel that way everyday when I drive into our drive way and I am home.

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Maui Vacation Rentals

Couple of our guest were raving about my wife’s banana bread.  I would have to say everyone agrees that the Pineapple Cottage is a luxurious island getaway.  My wife is a detailed person, making sure every little detail is perfect for our guest. This time of year our trees are going off, and there is nothing better than fresh squeezed orange juice.  You can pick your own oranges.  I been working on my garden, there is nothing better than fresh greens from the garden, so if your lucky there just might be a crop ready to pick.

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Organic Garden

So that’s life on our little oasis in Haiku.  Our next endeavor is adding bananas and  papayas around the cottage to make it more of a eco-experience.  Some reaction we been getting from our guest is how nice it is to be away from condos and actually living in the tropical side of the island.  Most of our guest are off and running exploring the island from Hana to Makena.  Haiku is a nice quiet location on Maui’s northshore.  We have great restaurants  in Haiku, and people are loving spending time in Paia Town.

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing on Maui

Winter season has produce some giant surf at our local breaks like Hookipa Beach Park and Jaws.  In fact in a couple days we are due for another major swell.  This week has also produces some excellent conditions for windsurfing on Maui.  I even got a couple days in windsurfing at Kanaha Beach this week, and tomorrow I am heading down for a early surf session.

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So life is wonderful on Maui.  We been blessed to call Maui homes for so many years.  My wife and I are hoping that we can share a little bit our paradise living on Maui’s northshore with our guest.  So if your looking for unique vacation rental on Maui, you might want to consider Pineapple Cottage Haiku vacation rental on Maui’s northshore.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maui vacation rentals

Aloha ,

Steve

 

Huge Surf Arriving on Maui’s Northshore

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

 

On the northshore of Maui we are expecting the biggest swell of the year.  Waves could easily reach 50 ft and bigger with the current wave forecast for Maui.  Local breaks that Maui windsurfers and surfers like for windsurfing on Maui, and surfing, will have to settle for viewing from the shore line today.  The wind conditions are perfect, places like Jaws on Maui’s northshore, will be giant.  Most likely surfers will be towing into the waves on jetski’s being that the surf is to large for paddling into these giant waves.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

This Wednesday they were going to  hold the Eddie on the north shore of Oahu, but it was canceled.  This is a prestigious big wave event held at Waimea Bay.  Jaws was the place for riding big waves on Maui.  Swell did arrive, giving the boys some great action. For me the waves are to big, no wind to windsurf on Maui, so I guess I will finish working on my outdoor shower, it’s a lot tamer. than 50 ft waves.  Today is just a stunning day, still winds and the sun is out shinning.

Windsurfing Maui

Windsurfing Maui

The northshore of Maui is a beautiful place to visit.  We have stunning beaches like Baldwin Beach and Hookipa Beach Park.  Paia Town, is an old plantation town that has been reborn and discovered by windsurfers, kiters, surfers, beach lovers for it’s great places to eat, cool shops, and pretty much a rad town.  People drive from all over the island to visit the northshore.

So if your looking at getting away from the hotel experience, check out Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.  Our two bedroom Pineapple Cottage has been a hit since we started business in December 2015.  If your looking for a vacation rental in Haiku, you will appreciate the newly remodeled cottage with new granite counter tops, wood floors and brand new bathroom with walk n shower.  Set on two and half acres, over looking a gulch for privacy.  Our guest are loving their island getaway.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui vacation Rental

So treat your self, relax in tropical comfort of the Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui.  If you happen to be looking for Maui real estate, keep in mind that I work for Island Sotheby’s International Realty, and can help you with all your Maui real estate needs.  Make sure and be safe when the surf is huge, always check with the lifeguards before paddling out or swimming when the surf if big.

Aloha Steve

Haiku vacation rental

Haiku Vacation Rental

 

Pineapple Cottage Beginning

Well this is my first Pineapple Cottage blog on our Haiku Vacation rental.

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Maui vacation rentals

It has been a random journey in 2015 seeing our vacation rental come into focus.  During the middle of 2015 someone suggested about our cottage as a B&B.  It was like a light went on in my head. So the process began.  My wife Ivy and I started the paper work applying for permits.  It was also time to remodel our 12 year old cottage.  So the work began in good faith that we were going to get our permits.  It took four and half months to remodel, working 24/7 on our cottage.

Haiku vacation rental

Haiku Vacation Rental

This is my wife  Ivy and I, she is one of the hardest working girls I know.  She can work just as hard as I can, sometimes she is carrying the ball over the goal line.  It was a total remodel, I wasn’t up for gutting the bathroom, but my good friend Roger from Switzerland was helping me and just charged the bathroom with a sludge hammer. On the ladder is his wife Sandra who was a big help also, love these guys. They are currently in Western Australia windsurfing.

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Sandra

Well the work was under way from ripping out wood floors, counter tops and ripping out the bathroom.  So out with the old, and in with the new.  Fresh paint, new wood floors, new granite counter tops, carpets,new walk in shower, blinds, appliances, lights and we were ready for business.

The middle of December we received our permits from the county.  Two days before Christmas we were officially finished. We walk out the door as our first quest from Switzerland check in.  Our first guest love our place, that it was private and quiet.  The also loved all the upgrades, everything was brand new.

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Surfing Maui

Happy to say the cottage has been booked, people are loving it, so I am back to surfing, windsurfing and selling Maui real estate. We are Happy to be able to offer our new Haiku vacation rental for bookings.  We have been living on this property for 26 years and love living here.  We have created a small piece of paradise where everything comes together perfectly.  So relax and experience the Pineapple Cottage.

Aloha,

Steve