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

 

 

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

 

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

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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