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

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.

maui vacation rentals

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.

Maui Vacation Rental

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

 

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.

maui vacation rentals

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.

Maui vacation rentals

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