Maui House Rentals: Why Maui Is Simply The Best

Hailed as the ‘The Magic Isle’ of Hawaii, Maui is also known to be the most diverse of islands in Hawaii so it’s no wonder that Maui house rentals are also popular for those who want to experience Hawaii in all it’s glory. At 727 square miles, Maui is the 2nd largest Island in all of Hawaii so looking for houses to rent in Maui is a cinch.

Dominating the heart of Maui is the famed, majestic, and dormant Haleakala Crater. People flock to the craters surrounding roads and meadows for hiking, horseback riding, biking, and for nature tripping among many others. Maui also boasts of 80 pristine beaches which include some of the most popular beaches in Hawaii located in Wailea.

The following are popular vacation areas in Maui where you can find a host of Maui home rentals.


Lahaina, West Maui

Considered as one of the most vibrant towns in West Maui, Lahaina was once an active whaling village during the 19th century and the main residence of Hawaiian kings. Lahaina harbor is where you can find all kinds of water activities such as snorkeling and fishing trips, and for catching ferries to Lanai Island. It also features a host of art galleries, quaint and world-class restaurants, nightlife, and of course, the majestic humpback whales during spring and winter. You can also find various Lahaina, Maui house rentals in this area.

Makena and Wailea, South Maui

For those looking for the ultimate luxury experience in Maui, look no further than Makena and Wailea located in South Maui. If you crave intimacy, Makena, Maui houses for rental are perfect for you since it is famous for the largest and last, unspoiled and undeveloped beaches, Big Beach or Makena Beach, and Little Beach, the island’s so-called naked beach. Majority of beaches in Makena are secluded and don’t have surrounding hotels so the place is very peaceful and serene.

Wailea on the other hand is an upscale, quiet, and laid-back resort community known to have the best weather in all of Maui. It is fully developed, but still offers a host of secluded beaches considered to be the best beaches in Hawaii. Wailea, Maui house rentals mostly front the beach and come with luxurious amenities.

Kaanapali, West Maui

Also considered as one of Maui’s happening places, its center boasts of the Pu’u Keka’a or Black Rock considered by ancient Hawaiians as a sacred location where spirits transition from our world and into the next to meet with their ancestors. In the south side of Kaanapali, you can go to the free whaling museum which is the largest worldwide.

Kaanapali also boasts of the Sugar Cane Train which travels between Kaanapali and Lahaina. Originally, the train was used for transporting sugar cane to and from Kaanapali fields to Lahaina, but is now used to for historic seeing tours. Kaanapali, Maui house rentals are usually located beachfront, overlooking beaches, or very near beaches.

Paia, North Maui

Originally an active town known for sugar cane plantations, Paia, located in North Maui is now a surfing center, but with the historic feel of old Paia with its preserved plantation buildings throughout the town. Here you can find Baldwin Beach Park, just one of the popular white beaches in Maui and Hookipa Beach Park, considered as one of the world’s windsurfing capitals.

The intimate and quaint beach town offers a host of accommodations; from budget hotels to plush Maui vacation home rentals. Paia also features an array of surf shops, water activities, world-class restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops to name a few.

Hana, East Maui

After driving on the picturesque Hana Highway, the quaint and unspoiled Hana town will welcome you. Take a trip back in time and experience what it was like in Maui decades ago—yes, Hana is that preserved that’s why locals call it the ‘Last Hawaiian Place’.

Hana features rugged and pristine shoreline and beaches, untouched jungles featuring exotic flora and fauna, and the Kahuna Garden with its plants growing on black lava. Other famous points of interest include Red Sand Beach, Hamoa Beach, Hana Ranch, Hana Cultural Center, and Hasagawa’s General Store. Hana, Maui house vacation rentals range from charming beachfront villas to the more budget-friendly cottages.

Kapalua, North Maui

Kapalua is regarded as one of Maui’s high-end resort areas. It is located on the West shore, at the foot of the West Mountains or Kahalawai. The shoreline of Kapalua is strategically lined with three popular white sand beaches and five magnificent bays. The area was called Honolua Ranch during the 1800s.

Currently, it is home to upscale resorts, many Maui rentals, award winning restaurants, historic sites, rolling hills of pineapple plantations, grandiose Cook pines, and the renowned golf courses Bay Course, host of the Kapalua PGA Classic and the Plantation Course, host of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions by the PGA Tour. It is also home to the famous Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.

Maui really is one the most visited islands in the whole world and has been voted by travelers worldwide as the ‘Best Island in the World’ 15 times in the popular Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards poll. Further, the ancient Hawaiian royalty chose to settle in Lahaina, Maui prior to the coming of the ‘white men’, which is an excellent indication that Maui was and is still superior to all the Hawaiian Islands.

In addition, according to other popular traveler polls, Maui has been voted as the ‘Best Pacific island’ 19 years running and has garnered sufficient points to be hailed as the ‘Top Overall Destination’ for four straight years. With over 42 miles of world-renowned beaches and 120 miles of idyllic coastline, no one can dispute the local saying ‘Maui no ka oi.’, which is ‘Maui is the best.’ in English. So get your very own Maui vacation house rentals weeks or months in advance to get the best deals.

Or, if you don’t want to stay in Maui, try Oahu.  Turtle Bay Vacation Rentals in Oahu Hawaii is a great place to stay.

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Linda Sinclair April 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

We are a family of 10 adults coming approx dec 26 to Jan 6. Can you recommend a condo or house that would be available to rent?


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