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

 

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.

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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.

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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