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.

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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 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.

 

 

 

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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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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!

 

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Haiku Vacation Rental

Aloha Steve Nickens

Pineapple Cottage Maui.

http://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.

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Paia Maui Vacation Rentals

Aloha,

Steve & Ivy

 

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

 

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