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

 

 

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

Maui Vacation rental

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

Maui Vacation Rentals

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

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

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.

Maui vacation rentals on Maui

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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

 

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.

maui vacation rentals

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.

Maui vacation rentals

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.