It’s no secret that Maui is one of the best islands to visit in Hawaii. The island is home to incredible beaches, pastoral fields, jungles, and the dramatic landscapes along the slopes of the Haleakalā volcano. It’s also the second-largest island in Hawaii, which means you’ll find plenty of vacation rentals in Maui on Airbnb.
Airbnb’s selection covers every region of the island, and the best Airbnbs in Maui ensure your stay will be one to remember. We’ve crafted this list carefully, only including properties with Airbnb superhosts, along with a healthy dose of Airbnb Plus members. For those unfamiliar, superhosts are owners with proven track records of quality service, while Airbnb Plus properties have been verified for quality through in-person inspections.
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Tropical North Shore Cottage
For those seeking somewhere cozy to stay in Hawaii, this is one of the best Maui Airbnbs out there. While it’s located among the green pastures and jungle of Kaupakulua, a little ways inland, you’re still only a 10-minute drive from the beach.
The bright and relaxed decor of this Airbnb Plus makes it easy to feel at home. The cottage can sleep up to four guests, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen daybed in the study, which is basically a second bedroom. There’s certainly enough living space for four guests too, including a spacious living room, a dining room, and a porch and patio with a sofa and table.
To help you feel at home, you get your own laundry facilities and a full kitchen with a stove, convection oven, dishwasher, and breakfast bar. There are also plenty of amenities, such as a barbecue grill, an outdoor shower, ceiling fans, a smart TV, and Wi-Fi. For your convenience, superhost Jacqueline allows you to check yourself in.
Charming Artist Studio on Scenic Mountain Slope
If you’re after a vacation home for rent in Maui with pastoral scenery, this Airbnb Plus is for you. Found near the small town of Keokea on the slopes of Haleakalā, it’s a great base for outdoor adventures around East Maui. You also have views of the beach at Wailea from the guest house, so even that’s not too far away.
One look at this gorgeous wooden guesthouse and its lush surroundings tells you exactly what’s in store for you. The studio layout and queen bed make the property best for couples or solo travelers, but by no means is it cramped. You’ll find a small breakfast table and desk space in the living area, plus a bench by the porch and a communal outdoor space with sun loungers and a shaded table.
You should find all the amenities you need here, including a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and ceiling fans. You also have the option to check yourself in.
Colorful Surf Cottage Near Road to Hana
This cottage is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Maui for first-time and returning visitors alike. Located in the laid-back town of Haiku, which highlights the best aspects of local life on the island, the house is just a quick drive from stunning Ho‘okipa Beach.
The best way to describe this Airbnb Plus is as a cozy and fun surf shack that just happens not to be by the water. From the surfboard fence to other surf- and sea-themed touches, this guesthouse has a lighthearted, welcoming feel. It’s practical as well, with a queen bed and comfortable bedding in both bedrooms.
While there’s a coffee shop just down the road, the cottage features a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Another nice touch is the outdoor shower (in addition to the full indoor bathroom) with hot water. You also get modern amenities such as ceiling fans in the bedrooms, Wi-Fi, and a TV in the living room with Netflix.
Peaceful Napili Ridge Studio With Pool
A great option among the pool Airbnbs in Maui is this Airbnb Plus studio apartment. Located on Maui’s west side up by Kapalua, it’s just a block from beautiful Napili Bay with a farmers market nearby.
The studio has a king bed and sleeps up to two people, and its well-planned layout is practical for short stays. While it has no lounge seating area inside, there are bar stools in the kitchen space and comfy chairs out on the porch. The kitchen also has a stove, oven, fridge, and microwave, giving you everything you need to cook during your stay.
A big selling point of this studio is the access it gives you to the Napili Ridge complex’s common areas and facilities. First and foremost is the shared pool with sun loungers around it, but the communal laundry room and barbecue grill also come in handy. You also have air conditioning, a TV with cable and Netflix, and Wi-Fi in the apartment.
Beachy Condo With Balcony and Pool
If you’re hoping to rent a condo in Maui as close to the beach as possible, this Airbnb Plus should satisfy. It sits neatly between the coastal communities of Kihei and Wailea, just across the road from the beach, so you’ll have everything you need nearby.
This Airbnb in Kihei can sleep up to four, with a queen bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Realistically, though, the condo’s size is more suited to couples. Either way, the modern, tropical decor and the patio with views of palm trees make sure you don’t forget you’re on vacation in paradise.
For your convenience, the apartment features a full kitchen with a microwave, stove, oven, and dishwasher. Air conditioning in the bedroom, a TV with cable and Netflix, and Wi-Fi are some other creature comforts. Then there are the communal amenities of the complex, including an outdoor pool, a laundry room, and a barbecue grill.
If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Maui for a vacation, you can’t go wrong with this beachside condo in Kihei.
The home is a 20-minute drive from Kahului Airport and just a few steps from the beach. You can spend your days sunbathing beside the condo’s shared outdoor pool or grab the rackets from the apartment for a game of tennis at the on-site courts. The rental includes free on-site parking, and superhosts Mark and Jori provide beach chairs and gear.
Inside, the home has an industrial feel with high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and plenty of natural light. In the living room, you can curl up on the couch and stream a movie on the Apple TV or play one of the provided board games. The kitchen has all the essentials for meal prep, including chef’s knives and stainless steel appliances.
You can rinse off after a day at the beach in the bathroom’s spacious walk-in shower. The bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed, making this rental suitable for two guests. In case you’re planning an extended stay, there are paid laundry units in the complex’s main building.
Remodeled Oceanfront Condo
This is another Maui Airbnb with fantastic views of the ocean that make it easy to relax. Found in the small town of Maalaea on the west coast of the island, this condo is a comfortable walk from the white sands of Sugar Beach and the magical Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium.
Best suited to young families or couples, the condo can sleep up to four people with its king bed in the bedroom and sofa bed in the living area. The warm wooden interior feels welcoming and homey, and you’ll have all the conveniences you need, including a washer and dryer as well as a full kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, and fridge. Other in-room amenities include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a TV with a Blu-ray player.
The unit is on the ground floor of the building, making it a good choice for those with accessibility needs. Outside you’ll find communal amenities such as assigned parking, an outdoor pool, and a barbecue area.
Romantic Garden Cottage
This is one rental that offers the peace and privacy you want for a tropical paradise stay. You’ll find it on the edge of the town of Makawao, straddling the divide between the island’s wet and dry regions. This means you get pleasant temperatures and a high likelihood of rainbows on any given day.
Featuring a studio layout, this romantic hideaway is ideal for couples or creative types looking to avoid distractions. In the corner of the cottage is a queen bed, while the rest of the space includes a modest living room and a kitchenette with a microwave, countertop burners, and a fridge.
Superhost Eve is happy for you to pick some of her seasonal fruit for yourselves, and she can provide retreat services along with caterer and babysitter recommendations. You’ll also enjoy amenities such as a barbecue grill, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, and a TV with Netflix.
Bamboo Bungalow Near Waterfall
Are you after a beautiful and spiritual place to stay in Hawaii or hoping to do a digital detox on your vacation? This Maui Airbnb is sure to fit the bill. An impressive bamboo structure that’s the first of its kind in the U.S., this sanctuary is unlike anywhere you’ve stayed before. Its location on a remote stretch of Maui’s north shore is perfect for a retreat getaway.
Bamboo is indeed everywhere in this nautilus-shaped cabin, but your eyes will be glued to the huge windows that offer views of the jungle and ocean. Look up from the queen bed and you’ll see a skylight in the center of the bamboo ceiling, letting you gaze at the stars as you fall asleep. The cabin’s design is also practical, incorporating a full kitchen and an outdoor shower for your use.
Surrounding the cabin is an ecotourism resort covered in jungle, ponds, flower gardens, and fruit trees. You can also walk to a local lagoon to swim beneath a waterfall. The rental offers Wi-Fi but no TV, encouraging you to spend your days here taking yoga classes, getting massages, or enjoying nature instead of focusing on modern entertainment.
Ocean View Condo With Pool and Roof Deck
In your search for short-term apartment rentals in Maui, this lovely condo is worth a close look. It’s just across the street from the stunning Kamaole beaches in south Kihei, with restaurants and shops nearby, so you couldn’t ask for a better location.
The setting and design of this Airbnb Plus are sure to provide a relaxing experience. The cheerful, tropical decor really sets the scene for your vacation. It doesn’t hurt that your living room and balcony have unobstructed views of the ocean and are great for watching the sunset. There’s plenty of space for two, with a king bed in the one bedroom.
The condo is quite practical as well, with the complete kitchen and the private washer and dryer making long stays much more manageable. The ceiling fans and air conditioning will keep you comfortably cool, while the cable TV and Wi-Fi will keep you entertained – but there’s also a shared pool with sun loungers for your use, so you may not spend much time inside.
Boutique Bungalow Near Ocean
To take your Hawaiian trip to the next level, why not stay at this beautifully furnished Lahaina Airbnb? It’s an incredibly short walk to the beach for some surfing, swimming, or watching the sunset, while Front Street will lead you to Lahaina’s restaurants, shops, and art galleries. The harbor is also close by, offering opportunities for whale watching and scuba diving.
The support and advice of superhosts Pavel and Heather are a big advantage to staying at this boutique Airbnb. It’s also quite easy on the eyes, with plenty of vintage Hawaiian details. The design makes it a romantic little getaway for couples or a special retreat for solo travelers.
The cottage’s home comforts include air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and a simple kitchenette with a refrigerator and coffee maker. You can also expect free parking, access to laundry facilities, and luggage drop-off if you arrive early.
Top-Floor Apartment With Mountain and Ocean Views
You’ll be hard-pressed to find other Maui Airbnbs as large or as good a value as this one. It’s just to the south of Kihei in Wailea, so you’ll have easy access to Keawakapu Beach, with shopping, restaurants, and golf just an easy walk or short drive away.
This Airbnb Plus can sleep up to six guests, perfect for large families and friend groups. The apartment features two bedrooms – a master with a king bed and a second one with two singles – as well as two full bathrooms. To unwind, you have a spacious living room with a large sofa and a balcony with a table and sun loungers, and your group can eat together at the formal dining table or breakfast bar.
Speaking of meals, cooking even for a large group shouldn’t be a problem in the spacious kitchen with modern appliances, including a fridge, stove, oven, and microwave. You can also use the private gas barbecue grill out on the patio. The apartment and its complex are stacked with other amenities, such as beach chairs and boogie boards, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a communal hot tub and pool.
Hamoa Beach House for Large Groups
Another huge Airbnb to consider for large groups is this excellent house rental in Maui. Its remote location in the seaside village of Hana makes this Airbnb a good choice for groups looking to spend time together without too many outside distractions. That said, both Hamoa Beach and Koki Beach are easy to reach from the house.
This large house can fit up to eight guests comfortably. There are three bedrooms, two with one king bed each and one with two king beds. The master bedroom has a private en suite bathroom, while there is a second full bathroom for the other rooms. Each bedroom has access to the balcony and its views. The outdoor space also includes a large deck with a grill, gazebo, and hot tub.
Given the remote location, you’ll want to make full use of the house’s kitchen, which provides dual ovens, a five-burner stove, a full-size refrigerator, and a dishwasher. You also get laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and plenty of space around the property.
Oceanfront Apartment With 180-Degree View
It’s hard to resist a good ocean view, and not all Airbnbs in Maui have one. This one does, looking out over the gorgeous water off the coast of Napili-Honokowai, just up from the beach resorts of Kaanapali. Here you’re conveniently located to visit Kapalua and Lahaina in either direction by car, while Kapalua Airport is close by for inter-island flights.
This studio apartment’s queen bed faces the balcony with a gorgeous ocean view. The room also has a small lounge area with a sofa and chair, where you can watch TV or DVDs and check social media on the Wi-Fi. In case you want to prepare your own meals, the kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, and microwave. Other nice amenities include air conditioning and a walk-in rain shower.
The perks of staying here extend beyond the door of the apartment, though, as you also have the resort’s amenities at your disposal. These include two oceanside pools, a hot tub, several gas barbecue grills, an herb garden, and free laundry facilities.
Remodeled Wailea Condo Next to Beaches
Choose this Wailea Airbnb if you want somewhere tastefully designed that also happens to be a quick walk from two beaches. It’s only a few minutes from the shops, restaurants, and golf course of Wailea Town Center. Given the central location, you’ll be surprised by how quiet and peaceful the area around this Airbnb is.
The condo can fit up to six guests, thanks to the two bedrooms with king beds and the sofa bed in the living room. This makes the property suitable for families and larger groups, though it may be slightly less comfortable for the ones in the sofa bed. Cooking in this condo won’t be a problem, thanks to the fully equipped kitchen, and neither will the Hawaiian heat, thanks to air conditioning throughout the unit. The condo also has two en suite bathrooms and its own washer and dryer, which large groups will appreciate.
There’s plenty here to keep you all entertained, including Wi-Fi and multiple TVs with Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max, not to mention all there is to do in the area. You even have access to the resort amenities, including two pools and hot tubs and several barbecue grills.
Clearly, Airbnb offers an incredible variety of accommodations, even just on an island like Maui. Wherever on the island you want to be, Airbnb is sure to have something waiting for you.
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