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The best Airbnbs in Maui

From beachside villas to luxe campervans, these are the finest Airbnb rentals in Maui to stay in

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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Ask someone to describe a postcard-perfect island paradise and there’s a decent chance they’ll describe somewhere that sounds exactly like Maui. Hawaii’s second-largest island has it all: from its huge number of idyllic beaches and vast crystalline Pacific waters to vast tropical forests and spectacular volcanic landforms. Ooooh, ahhhh. 

And Maui is more than just its magnificent natural landscapes. The island is also home to loads of stuff to see and do, from tucking in at its scrummy restaurants and gulping down delicious and exotic drinks at innovative craft beer bars to just chilling out at its uber-cool selection of hotels and resorts.

The best way to experience Maui in all its glory is to stay in an Airbnb – and the rental site has plenty of incredible and unique options (not just ya standard room). Whether you want a gorgeous villa, cool apartment, or retro campervan, the island’s Airbnbs can be found all over its valleys, beaches, and population centers like Wailuku, Kihei and Kula. Here are our top picks of the coolest, most interesting Airbnbs in Maui. Make sure you have plenty of sun lotion and swimwear!

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The best Airbnbs in Maui

The plush pad in Kihei
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1. The plush pad in Kihei

Best for: small group getaways.

A 1940s-era plantation-style house kitted-out with a ton of swish modern amenities, this one is best enjoyed for its comfortable and well-designed indoor-outdoor lounge area. After a day spent riding waves at nearby Charley Young beach, it’s ideal for chilled-out socializing.

The comfy flat in Wailuku
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2. The comfy flat in Wailuku

Best for: city-style luxury.

Want to be in an island paradise but feel like you’re in a hip ‘n’ swish NYC loft? Well, this is the Maui Airbnb for you. With its immaculately stylish décor, bunch of comfy furnishings and load of space, you’d hardly believe you were on Church Street and right in the center of Wailuku.

The sunset stowaway in Lahaina
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3. The sunset stowaway in Lahaina

Best for: a couple on a getaway.

This very cute and comfy sunset apartment Airbnb is just the thing for a romantic break for two. Ideal for resting after a day of exploring paradise, you can lie back in the king-sized bed before hopping into the shared pool outside to refresh. Featuring a Smart TV and a fully-equipped kitchen, you won't be without your home comforts. Small, modern, and beachy vibes here only. 


The modern cottage in Wailuku
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4. The modern cottage in Wailuku

Best for: gal pals on a trip together.

Newly renovated, this modern cottage Airbnb is set in an old-Hawaii-style home, tucked away in the residential dream of Wailuku Town. It's in the perfect location for exploring the Island, and with space for four guests to sleep, it makes for a great Airbnb to get the girls round and have a little trip together, reconnect and all that. There's a decked-out kitchenette for midnight snacks and air conditioning to make the heat bearable. A little slice of heaven, TBH. 

The ginormous log cabin in Makawao
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5. The ginormous log cabin in Makawao

Best for: big groups wanting to reconnect with nature.

If you can get a big enough group together, this ten-person log cabin in Makawao is really, really affordable. But it isn’t just cheap – it’s bloomin’ nice, too. From its roomy bedrooms and rustic wood-paneled décor to the outside fire pit, the cabin feels like a real earthy, authentic Maui experience. It’s near Makawao, a buzzy town close to loads of hiking routes and other attractions.

The studio in Napili Ridge
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6. The studio in Napili Ridge

Best for: cozy couples.

There’s not much space in Indigo Cottage for anything other than you and your special someone... and that’s all part of its charm. In Napili Ridge and within a short walk of a bunch of restaurants and beaches (particularly Napili Bay), the only downside to this one is that it isn’t air-conditioned – so you’ll need to make the most of Maui’s natural breeziness.

The hilltop luxury in Kula
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7. The hilltop luxury in Kula

Best for: sky-high inland retreats.

Picture the scene. You yawn, get out of bed, stretch, saunter through some sliding doors and there you have it: you’re literally above the clouds. That’s what’s on offer at this four-person upcountry house in Kula, which doesn’t just come with mind-melting views out over Maui’s rolling pastures but also its own pool and heated spa.

The family-friendly apartment in Kihei
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8. The family-friendly apartment in Kihei

Best for: families hunting for maximum convenience.

If you want your Maui break to be as stress-free as possible, look no further than this Kihei apartment. On the ground floor (meaning no lugging of luggage up any stairs), it also comes with extras like snorkel gear, beach umbrellas and a BBQ. On top of the tasteful décor and clean finish – as well as the fact that it’s the ‘Airbnb Plus’ range – it’s also quite affordable.

The jaw-dropping house in Haiku
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9. The jaw-dropping house in Haiku

Best for: big, bougie group trips.

Heading off to Maui with a huge group of reasonably well-off mates? This house in Haiku has everything you could ask for. With ten bedrooms and space for 16 guests, the rental has two dining areas, a vast heated pool, an enormous sun-lounging patio (with fire pit, obvs) and even an office. Sure, it’s a little expensive – but this is one of Maui’s most glamourous Airbnb offerings.

The beachside condo in Kihei
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10. The beachside condo in Kihei

Best for: surfers

Sat serenely in the shade of a banyan tree, this spacious little apartment is a tranquil hideaway in central Kihei. The apartment’s key draw, however, is its proximity to the ocean – Waipuilani beach is just over the street.

The tropical camping at a Maui campground
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11. The tropical camping at a Maui campground

Best for: doing Maui on the cheap.

Maui might look like the kinda place where premium prices are the norm, but there are certainly cheap options. Like this camping gear, for instance, which is exceptionally affordable and includes not just a tent but sleeping pads, sleeping bags and pillows. It’s great for getting up-close with Maui’s spectacular natural environment – though, be warned, it doesn’t include a rental vehicle or campground reservation.

The smart townhouse in Lahaina
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12. The smart townhouse in Lahaina

Best for: small, swish groups.

Just steps away from Kahana beach, this clean and minimalist townhouse is simply very, very pleasant. Each of the three bedrooms has high ceilings with exposed vaults, while the rest of the rental boasts a tiki bar, a selection of beach gear and access to a tennis court.

The designer villa in Makena
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13. The designer villa in Makena

Best for: design-appreciative groups.

In the southern Maui town of Makena, this villa is just a few minutes’ walk from Makena Beach – one of the island’s finest stretches of sand. But, to be honest, the real attraction here is the villa itself. From its circular cabana bar and open-plan kitchen to the panoramic views from the pool, patio and jacuzzi, this is a four-bed (and eight-guest) pad with serious design flair. 

The stripped-back studio in Wailuku
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14. The stripped-back studio in Wailuku

Best for: cute, compact convenience.

Once you’re over the fact that the pastel blue paintwork is cute as heck (although it most certainly is), this hideaway in Wailuku is ideal for a simple, stripped-back couples’ getaway. Essentially cleverly designed converted garage, this rental packs a bedroom, lounge area, washroom and kitchen into a weeny space. Make sure to make use of the glorious outdoor Balian shower.

The view-centric loft in Hana
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15. The view-centric loft in Hana

Best for: picture-postcard views.

Nope, that isn’t a window-sized poster of the ideal Pacific ocean view: that’s the actual vista from this loft in Hana Bay. Finished in homely teak, the rental has two queen beds and pretty much all the amenities you could need for a trip exploring Maui’s most unspoiled natural areas. It’s also within easy distance of waterfalls, beaches and tropical rainforest.

The fancy campervan...wherever you want it to be
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16. The fancy campervan...wherever you want it to be

Best for: untethered exploration, in style.

Not all campervans are created equal. This one, for instance, comes with a fancy rooftop tent and an entire entertainment system including a DVD player and surround-sound speakers. Based in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara that the Airbnb listing describes as ‘powerful’ and ‘sexy’, it’s a great way to be both mobile and have a bit of luxury. Compared to most of the rentals in this list that aren’t on wheels, this rental is also a bit cheaper.

The romantic bungalow in Hana
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17. The romantic bungalow in Hana

Best for: a romantic, nature-loving escape.

Push through vegetation that includes bamboo, banana trees, ferns and papaya trees to find the Hamoa Bay Bungalow, which is just outside Hana’s main town. The surrounding tropical plants plunge you into Maui’s tropical ecosystem, but they also have one other purpose – they totally shield you from the outside world and make this a very secluded and romantic stay indeed.


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