Are you looking for the best Airbnbs in Maui for your next trip to this magical, tropical island? We’re here to help you out with these sixteen unique locations that make up our list of favorite Airbnbs in Maui.
Maui attracts visitors from all over the world with its stunning beaches and lush jungle landscape. From whale and turtle sightings and scouting out the best natural swimming holes to relaxing on a beach towel at sunset and sipping coffee on a private lanai you’ll have the opportunity to experience an ideal mix of relaxation and adventure during your vacation.
The natural beauty of the island is enough to make your trip memorable, but we suggest stepping away from the luxury resorts and joining the locals for the ultimate, authentic Maui experience. Choosing to stay at Airbnbs in Hawaii gives you the opportunity to live just steps away from a world class beach or see a cascading waterfall from the comfort of a hot tub all while getting to know the local hosts who are more than happy to provide you with helpful recommendations.
So go ahead and take a look at this list of our favorite Airbnbs in Maui and find the perfect one for you that will be the cherry on top of a memorable Hawaiian vacation.
16 Best Airbnbs In Maui (Treehouses, Bungalows & More!)
The Farm Cottage-At Olamana Organics
If you’re ready to kick back and soak up the beauty of the island at one of the best Airbnbs in Hana, look no farther than the charming Farm Cottage situated on 5 acres of a working, organic fruit farm. A welcome basket of avocado, citrus, and exotic fruits from their farm as well as fresh flowers throughout the cottage, make you feel right at home immediately.
If you’re lucky, you might be able to receive a private tour of the farm from one of the hosts, though you’re free to walk around and enjoy the property at any time. The inside of the cottage is charming with large living room windows that give you a glimpse of the beauty outside, and a cozy king bed that you’ll wake up in each morning to the sound of the birds chirping.
Though the cottage and fruit farm are their own little slice of paradise, you’re also conveniently located within walking distance of the Hana Lava Tube and the beautiful Kahanu botanical garden located a mile down the road. Both are worth exploring in between walks to the food trucks and Hana Farms for delicious lunches or dinners.
You can also take a quick drive to a handful of spectacular beaches or the Wai’ānapanapa State Park before returning to the cottage to rinse off in the outdoor shower and later gaze out at the distant sea as the sky erupts with the colors of sunset. Though the cottage is on the same property as the main house you’ll have complete privacy throughout your stay, though should you want suggestions or guidance from the hosts, they’re happy to help.
North Shore Lookout Maui- Duke’s Cottage
The Duke’s Cottage is one of the best Airbnbs in Maui thanks to its central location in Upcountry Maui and romantic vibe perfect for honeymooners. The cottage is one of 5 suites on the 9-acre North Shore Lookout Maui property allowing you to alternate between private time and engaging in conversation with the hosts and fellow travelers (though it’s entirely acceptable to keep to yourself the whole time as well).
The North Shore Lookout is a bed and breakfast, so you’ll have the luxury of waking up to a delicious breakfast each morning along with the dreamy ocean views. The property is also a working fruit and vegetable farm home to a number of farm animals including pigs and horses.
If you choose to spend some time around the property, a shared pool, Jacuzzi, and fire pit await you where you can relax and kick back in a beautiful setting. You can also take a nap or read a book in the hammock on your private lanai.
Due to its central location, the cottage is the perfect home base for accessing all sides of the island from the pristine beaches and famous surfing waves to the majestic mountains. It’s also a convenient location for accessing Twin Falls and the Road to Hana. The nearby town of Makawao is also a charming arts community whose galleries and shops will keep you plenty busy.
Thai Hale Temple
If you’re looking to lose yourself in nature in one of the most magical Maui treehouses, we highly suggest a stay at the Thai Hale Temple. You’ll be living like a local in this picturesque sanctuary surrounded by lush jungle, a refreshing waterfall, and stunning ocean views.
The beautiful structure is made entirely out of bamboo with a roofline that loosely resembles a Thai temple. During your stay you have the luxury of an outdoor shower made to replicate the feeling of bathing under a waterfall, a private kitchen for whipping up delicious meals, a private wrap around deck to appreciate the vibrant green landscape and the ocean beyond, and an upstairs meditation loft where you can’t help but feel at peace.
The Thai Hale Temple offers daily yoga classes Monday-Friday with a suggested $10 donation that always goes directly to the instructor. You’re also free to wander the property and visit the various gardens or say hi to the chickens.
Bring along your bathing suit to splash around in the natural swimming pools that were created from the flow of a nearby waterfall. You can also stretch your legs on the 30 minute Ocean Trail hike that will lead you down to the water. If you’re lucky you might spy some dolphins and turtles, and perhaps even some breaching whales in the winter.
Blue Door On Church Street
If you’re looking for Airbnbs in Kahului, we suggest staying in the nearby town of Wailuku and driving into Kahului. With its tasteful modern décor and convenient location, the Blue Door on Church Street in Wailuku is certainly one of the best Maui vacation homes and will be the perfect home base for your vacation. This historic, beautifully renovated 1930’s home is located in the historic town of Wailuku, which includes the Ka’ahumanu Church built in 1876.
Nearly everything you can think of is within walking distance of the Airbnb from food trucks and restaurants to excellent coffee and shops. However, if you’re looking to explore the island more completely and venture to Hana or Lahaina for example, you’ll need a rental car.
After taking in the beauty of the island you can return to the Airbnb for some rest and relaxation in the luxurious soaking tub before hitting the hay in the comfortable king bed. When you wake up the next day, grab your morning Wailuku Coffee and rock in the front porch chairs for a slow and satisfying start to your morning.
Some additional perks of this charming accommodation include the infrared sauna for unwinding after a long adventurous day, and a washer and dryer that come in handy after a day at the beach. The sauna, washer, and dryer are shared with the guests staying at the host’s other Airbnb locations next door.
The Kulani Maui-Boutique Ginger Bungalow
Get ready to be welcomed with open arms to one of the best Airbnbs in Lahaina that will quickly feel like home. You’ll be kicking back at this relaxing retreat with a cup of coffee in hand on the private lanai in no time.
The beautiful bungalow has a vintage Hawaiian flair, hardwood floors, and intricately carved doors. Thanks to the lanai, the private outdoor shower surrounded by tropical plants, and many windows, this bungalow allows you to combine outdoor and indoor living.
You can easily reach local beaches by foot just one street away and the hosts have thoughtfully provided beach equipment for your enjoyment. Whether you are surfing dramatic waves, napping under a large umbrella, or are taking in the brilliant sunset colors reflected on the water, you’re sure to appreciate the proximity of the beach.
Your walking shoes will come in handy again should you choose to venture two blocks from the bungalow to Front Street where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and more. It’s hard to go wrong with Maui bungalows and as you return to your tropical sanctuary after a long day and collapse on the queen bed, you’re sure to feel thankful you chose the Ginger Bungalow as your Maui home base.
The Cliff House
Perched on the side of a cliff with unmatched views lies The Cliff House, a magical residence that is easily one of the best Airbnbs in Maui. It’s hard to believe that you actually have the opportunity to stay at a place that is the textbook definition of a tropical paradise.
The true magic of this Airbnb is found outdoors when you peer over the cliff’s edge and are greeted with views of a brilliant waterfall thundering below you, lush trees, the outline of the Haleakala volcano, and the sparkling ocean. With a Jacuzzi that also gives you access to these views, an emerald tiled pool, and a BBQ, you’ll never want to go indoors.
The interior of the house is no slouch either however and is filled with teakwood and marble and a skylight over the bed perfect for stargazing. The bathroom also features an outdoor shower, and if you’re keen on spending the night poolside, there’s a casita bedroom near the pool where you can do just that.
There’s no better place to quietly take in the beauty of the island as the Airbnb is not located particularly close to anything in the way of shops and restaurants. The house is located on farm property however, so between touring the farm and lounging at the pool, you’ll hardly need anything else to keep you occupied.
Adorable Garden Ginberbread House
Can you picture yourself grabbing fresh fruit off the tree in the morning and kicking back in a charming cottage in a jungle landscape? You can experience all this and more at one of the best Maui Airbnbs where none other that Jimi Hendrix stayed in 1970 while filming Rainbow Bridge.
At the Gingerbread House, 4.5 acres of farmland and lush greenery await you with another 4 acres next door where you’ll find The Sacred Garden. Whether you’re wandering the garden’s labyrinth or picking passion fruit on the main property, you’re in for a relaxing stay immersed in nature.
Thanks to its central location on the island, the house receives an even balance of rain and sunshine and is decorated with endless rainbows. It’s also conveniently located no more than 10 minutes from beaches, shops, restuarants, and the towns of Makawao and Haiku.
Be prepared to encounter a gang of animals during your stay from the friendly Golden Retriever and the wandering cats to the chickens, roosters, and cows across the seasonal stream. Though the animals and the hosts are eager to welcome you to your home away from home, you’ll be afforded plenty of privacy during your stay.
Sugar Beach Shangri-La
Airbnbs in Kihei don’t get much better than the Sugar Beach Shangi-La, a condo in a resort complex that is quite literally a stone’s throw from the famous Sugar Beach. All of those fresh ocean breezes and long barefoot walks along the beach are just waiting for you in this dreamy paradise.
Hop on the provided boogie board and ride the ocean waves, or just lie on a beach towel (also provided), dig your toes in the sand, and soak up the sun rays. You can catch similar ocean views from the pool and the complex’s beachfront BBQs.
There’s nothing but peaceful relaxation waiting for you at this Sugar Beach condo, however if you’ve had your fill of quiet and are seeking a bit of hustle and bustle it’s only a 5-minute drive to the other side Kihei. Here you’ll find, shops, cafes, and bars to keep you busy and well fed.
Back home at your private sanctuary you can try to catch a glimpse of a breaching whale and watch the sunset in all its brilliance before crashing in your bed. You can rest easy knowing you’re one of a select few who will wake up in the morning and once again be in one of the best Airbnbs in Maui with the ocean as your backyard playground.
Hale Wai B&B Master Suite
Are you looking for cheap Airbnbs in Maui to make your trip affordable? Maui’s full of beachfront properties and tropical paradises, but staying on the island can be quite expensive. By choosing the Hale Wai B&B master suite, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay on a beautiful island while saving some money along the way.
The master suite is part of a larger villa that also houses the hosts as well as one other room rental, however when enjoying the comforts of your suite, you’ll have complete privacy. The outdoor areas are all shared including a pool, grill, lanai and wet bar, however that shouldn’t deter you from spending time poolside, perhaps with your dinner while you watch the sun set.
A stay at the villa offers you the opportunity to enjoy the peacefulness of a residential neighborhood away from other tourists, while still being just a short drive from great local hikes, Kite Beach, and towns such as Wailuku and Paia. Its location is a great launching point for exploring the rest of the island including driving the Road to Hana or the West Maui loop.
When you return from a day of adventures, stick your clothes in the provided laundry machines, change into your bathing suit, and take another dip in the pool before calling it a night. This isn’t the most luxurious of the Airbnb options on this list, but it’s a comfortable and relaxing place to call home with plenty of natural beauty outside its walls.
Forever Sunday Condo
At the Palms at Wailea condo complex you’ll find one of the best modern but cozy Airbnbs in Wailea perfect for families with young kids. The Forever Sunday Condo comes complete with a Pack ‘n Play, a highchair, and plenty of beach toys to keep your kids occupied all day long.
The condo is plenty appealing to adults as well thanks to the complex’s saltwater pool, hot tub, outdoor BBQ, and the private outdoor couch and dining table perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or a meal. Because the condo lies between both Wailea and Kihei you can have a casual food truck dinner in Kihei or have a fancy night out in Wailea before heading back to the hot tub for an evening soak at sunset.
The interior of the condo is full of natural light and cool breezes thanks to the many windows and patio doors. You should be aware that the Forever Sunday Condo is a two story condo located on the second floor of the complex, so be sure that everyone in your party is comfortable with walking up stairs before booking this location.
A short 10 minute walk will take you to Keawakapu Beach, one of the best beaches on the island. You can easily spend the whole day boogie boarding, swimming, building sandcastles, or just enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
You’ll find Makena Beach State Park’s Big Beach is a quick drive away as well with 2/3 of a mile of white sand. However, the powerful and sometimes dangerous waves at select times of the year can make it less family friendly.
Hamoa Beach House
If you’re looking for beach houses for rent in Maui, you’ll definitely want to consider the Hamoa Beach House for your Maui vacation. This home is definitely pricey, but with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 people, the price becomes more manageable when split among friends or family.
The price aside, it’s hard to resist a house with beautiful cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling windows in a quiet location just steps from the beach. Nearly every spot on the one acre property has a view of the ocean including the outdoor hot tub and each of the bedrooms.
Located between Hamoa and Koki beaches, the Airbnb is in beautiful Hana on the rainy, remote side of the island where you’ll be met with plenty of peace and quiet, and the smell of the fresh ocean breeze. Because the Airbnb is relatively far from major grocery stores, restaurant, shops, etc., you’ll want to stock up on food and essentials ahead of time. The Cotsco in Kahului is a great option.
Though the house is far from major tourist spots on the island, it’s conveniently close to natural attractions including a waterfall, the Kaeleku Caverns, the Kahanu Gardens and the Red Sands Beach. Whether you’re taking in the natural beauty of the island or are watching the sunset from the backyard hammock, you’re sure to have a vacation worth remembering.
303 Hula Hideaway
When staying at Airbnbs in Maui the ocean’s never far, but imagine hovering over the ocean from a third floor condo with the steady sound of crashing waves making its way through the door. The Hula Hideaway is just 10 feet from the edge of the ocean with stunning views of the distant Hawaiian islands Moloka’i and Lanai.
It’s hard not to spend every waking minute at the condo looking out from your private lanai to the ocean below where you’ll be endlessly entertained by the sight of whales and turtles. The lanai also provides the perfect spot for watching the magical Maui sunset as each of your days on the island come to a close.
If you’d rather take in the ocean from ground level, there’s a beach nearby that can be easily reached by foot as well as other top-notch beaches as close as 5 minutes away by car. The hosts have thoughtfully provided you with everything you’ll need for a memorable beach day from beach chairs and an umbrella to an ice chest for bringing drinks and food along.
The condo is also conveniently close to grocery stores and the town of Lahaina both of which are best reached by car. You’ll be happy to know however that there is a coffee shop and brewery that is walking distance from your cozy home away from home. So grab your drink of choice, head to the balcony, look out for rainbows, feel the fresh breeze, and enjoy your time on the beautiful island.
Seemingly sitting atop a rainforest canopy is one of the best Airbnbs in Maui in a quiet section of the island. The StarWind Cottage has breathtaking views from the deck stretching from the rainforest out to the Haleakala volcano across to the ocean and beyond.
The private balcony is particularly enticing with its patio furniture perfect for enjoying an outdoor meal or the fruit basket left by the hosts, and hot tub that allows you to soak and relax while enjoying the landscape. You can enjoy beautiful scenery from inside the cottage as well thanks to large windows throughout, particularly in the living and dining area where they stretch in a panel across the wall.
Because the property is off the main road and away from major tourist destinations on the island, you’ll experience plenty of peace and quiet during your stay allowing you to fully appreciate the mesmerizing sunsets from the lanai or the gentle sound of rain outside the bedroom window.
The location of the cottage makes it a great launching point for exploring the rest of the island. Whether you’re hiking or exploring nearby or are driving out to Hana or other towns around the island, you’ll appreciate coming home to this cozy paradise each night.
Dreamy Island Penthouse Loft
Grab your family and head to one of the most charming Airbnbs in Maui. This cute, cozy penthouse loft can host up to 6 people in two bedrooms with two built in XL bunk beds that are perfect for kids.
Thanks to its location in the heart of town, the Airbnb is walking distance from restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and more. Grab some food in town and bring it back to the loft’s balcony to enjoy while soaking in ocean views and perhaps a glimpse or two of a distant whale.
A quick stroll across the street will take you to Charley Young Beach where you can splash around and dig your toes in the sand instead of just looking at all the beauty from afar. The hosts provide you with everything you’ll need to maximize your time at the beach including body boards, paddle boards, beach chairs, snorkels, toys for the kids, and a wagon to haul it all around.
Whether you’re reading a book in the master bedroom swing chair or playing games provided by the hosts in the cozy lounge area, the apartment is the perfect place to get a brief reprieve from the hustle and bustle of town. As the day comes to a close take a moment to head back out to the balcony to take in the stunning Maui sunset.
Hana Ocean Palms Bungalow
As luxurious as Maui resorts can be, we suggest getting a more authentic experience in one of the best Airbnbs in Maui. The Ocean Palms Bungalow is nestled in the jungle just a stone’s throw from the ocean where the natural beauty of the island can be fully appreciated.
The home is located just 300 yards from the beautiful Waioka Pond (Venus Pools) a natural ocean pool. If it’s a beach you’re seeking however, a one mile stroll will take you to the soft sand and stunning waters of Hamoa Beach where you can soak up the sun or leap through the ocean waves.
The interior of the house isn’t glamorous, but it’s cozy, makes you feel at home, and brings the outdoor jungle in with ample windows and a screened in patio area. The outside of the property features an outdoor shower, a grill, a seasonal vegetable garden, and endless palms, fruit trees, bamboo, and more.
Though the owners also live in a separate home on the same property, you’ll have plenty of privacy and plenty of space to both relax and explore. Whether you choose to stay at the Airbnb or venture to the beach, the nearby Haleakala National Park, or any of Hana’s other impressive natural attractions, you’re sure to enjoy your stay at this remote and peaceful home.
Maui Dream Place
The sunset and ocean views from the main lanai are enough to include the Maui Dream Place among the best Airbnbs in Maui. The home is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, spacious, and full of natural light.
During your stay at the condo you’ll have access to the complex’s two pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, and tennis courts. With the beach just across the street however it’s hard not to ditch the pool for a little bit of beach day fun complete with beach toys, snorkel gear, body boards, and more that have been thoughtfully provided by the host.
The condo is located in Kihei just a short distance from restaurants and shops so you’ll have easy access to everything you could need during your trip. Feel free to grab some dinner in town and enjoy it on the main lanai as you watch the spectacular sunset.
There’s another lanai off of the master bedroom and a view of the ocean from the bed, as well as a more closed off lanai with shutters that’s off of the upstairs bedroom. Whether you’re enjoying a cup of morning coffee on any of the lanais or are washing away the beach sand in the luxurious walk in shower, you’ll find you have everything you need in this little slice of paradise.
We’re thrilled you’ve chosen to venture to the rainforests and beaches of Maui for your next tropical vacation. Any one of these spectacular Airbnbs in Maui will provide you with a charming and relaxing home away from home.
Whether you’re looking out at the beach from a private lanai or are picking fresh fruit from the lush, tree-filled landscape, you’re sure to have a memorable vacation on this beautiful Hawaiian island. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments as you go about choosing from this list of the best Airbnbs in Maui.