What’s Been Happening on Maui?

                              What’s Been Happening on Maui?

Kula Pumpkin Festival

Kula Pumpkin Festival

 

There are always so many things to do on Maui.  I am amazed on talking with people from the mainland that they think Maui is just beautiful resorts and pristine beaches, and it is just that. But then again if you dig a little deeper there is so many things to do and places to explore.

Upcountry KULA Maui

Upcountry KULA Maui

 

Right now in Kula Maui there is the Kula Pumpkin Festival going on in Kula Maui.  I took my wife and grandkids to the Kula Festival over the weekend.  People from all over Maui made the drive up to Upcountry Kula, it was just packed with families, fun for the whole family.  You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a pumpkin patch.

Homes in Kula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

 

I was really impressed with the exhibits that they made, they had ponies and there was a pasture of goats grazing on the hillside.  The views overlooking the south shore of Kihei and Wailea were stunning.  As you can guest The Great Pumpkin Patch had lots of pumpkins for sale.

 

It’s really nice sitting back and enjoying chow fun with the kids, with some crepe on the side, the food was excellent.  They also had a corn patch maze to walk through and raised beds with winter flowers growing in their garden.  So if you are on Maui, I really recommend a visit to the Kula Farms at Upcountry Maui.

Homes in kula maui

Homes in kula maui

Right now we are experiencing our first Kona Storm, rain was coming down last night with thunder and lightning, in fact right now my power is out. I love a good rain and storm on Maui, doesn’t happen all the time. The winter surf has arrived on the Northshore of Maui.  Hookipa Beach Park was really big with 6 to 8ft surf yesterday, my oldest son Micah said he caught a couple bombs out there. I garbed my longboard and headed out to Kanaha Beach just past the airport and surfed some really good outer reef waves, arms are tired it’s a long paddle.

 

Friday we are expecting some 25 ft. waves, could be the opening days at Jaws or known as Peahi big wave spot, known around the world as a premier big wave. Coming up soon we have the Aloha Classic Windsurfing contest, if you have time this is well worth your time to watch some of the best windsurfers in the world take on challenging conditions, hopefully, we will have good wind and waves.

Maui Aloha Classic

Maui Aloha Classic

 

So if you are visiting Maui, looking for a vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore? Pineapple Cottage is just passed Paia Town first turn off as you enter Haiku Maui.  Our two-bedroom cottage was been receiving rave 5-star reviews on Air B&B and Vrbo.  My last guest loved the entrance to the lush property located on 2.5 acres. He was saying it’s like a secret garden as you enter through the driveway into a lush estate.  The cottage is set on the gulch overlooking the ocean with a stream and has birds singing in the morning. It seems the lanai is a favorite part of our property, it’s so peaceful and scenic.  But the inside of the cottage offers quality finishing, wood floors, walk-in shower and granite counter tops. Master bedroom has a king bed, bedroom two has a queen bed for your comfort.

Surfing maui

Surfing maui

 

My wife Ivy is an artist and does an amazing job making sure the cottage is in perfect condition. All our guest loves the details that have been taken to make this feel like home, so what our guest are saying, that they have done the condo thing and prefer a quiet, private cottage in the country.  We are close to Paia Maui, ten minutes to Hookipa Beach Park for surfing and windsurfing. Haiku town has great restaurants and food trucks to explore that are just around the corner.  So this winter if you are looking for a vacation rental on Maui, Pineapple just might be the island experience you been looking for.  Everything is close by, a morning walk on Baldwin Beach. Or a visit to Makawao town for a little shopping and dining.

 

Keep in mind if you are looking at buying real estate on Maui. I have been selling real estate on Maui for 23 years. I work Elite Pacific Properties, #1 in luxury home sales in Hawaii.  You can sign up on my website at nickensmaui.com to receive email updates on all new Maui listings, properties for sale all over the island of Maui.

 

So this winter, you just might want to check out Maui for your next island getaway. 

 

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Nickens

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickensmaui@gmail

Maui Beach Day Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

What’s happening on the island of Maui? Well, we are officially into winter, but I have to say, it has been amazing fall weather on Maui. As I am writing this article from our Haiku home, it is a beautiful sunny day in paradise.  Tradewinds is blowing lightly, super clear days at the beach.

So we have had a pretty busy summer with our vacation rental on Maui. Our guest found that  Pineapple Cottage a refreshing break from staying pack into a condo. Our 2.5 acres property is landscape beautiful with tropical plants and flowers.  Mostly they enjoy the peace and quiet of the country, with Hookipa Beach Park, Paia Town, and Baldwin Park just a short drive from the cottage.

Maui Swap Meet

Maui Swap Meet

Maui vacation rental Haiku

Maui vacation rental Haiku

 

 

 

We really enjoy watching our guest getting out and discovering the island of Maui. Upcountry and the Northshore offer so many things to do from Zip lines to visiting Historic Makawao Town. On Saturday’s you can visit the farmers market in Kula, or the Maui Swap meet located down the harbor.  

Winter surf on the Northshore has started to arrive with a couple fun swells to start off the year. Windsurfers and surfers are super stoked to get in some early action starting off the year. 

So if you’re looking at visiting Maui this winter, just maybe you might want to check out our 5-star rated cottage. People love cottage located on the gulch with a stream running year long. 

If you happen to be looking to purchase real estate on Maui, I been a realtor on Maui for 23 years and know the island well. You can search all real estate for sale from my website at nickensmaui.com.  

So hope to see you soon and have a Maui Day.

Steven Nickens

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickensmaui@gmail.com

Maui Real Estate: nickensmaui.com

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

 

Surfing at Jaws Maui

Surfing at Jaws Maui

Cafe des amis

Paia Maui Café Des Amis

Maui Windsurfing

Maui Windsurfing

Thanksgiving on the Island of Maui

Thanksgiving on the Island of Maui

Maui vacation rental

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

Maui Real Estate nickensmaui.com

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

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui Website

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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.

 

Maui Vacation Rentals

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

Spring Time on Maui’s Northshore

Spring Time on Maui’s Northshore

Maui Vacation Rentals

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.

Maui vacation rentals on Maui

Maui vacation rental son maui

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.

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

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.

maui vacation rentals

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