The complete guide to the best Airbnb in Maui

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A selection of 11 among the best Airbnb in Maui with the highest rating score and most flattering reviews, your dream home in one of the most beautiful islands in Hawaii.

Maui is one of the most popular Islands in Hawaii with so many amazing things to do.

But when it comes to where to stay in Maui it’s difficult to choose among so many amazing options among both hotels and apartments.

I always prefer to book on Airbnb because I find staying in an apartment or a home to be more intimate and personal. And in Maui, there are so many amazing Airbnb options in many different areas and for any wallet.

I have included in this listing only full apartments or villas. You must click on the provided links to the property page in order to find out availability and rates and more detailed info, as those may vary according to the season and the number of days booked.

I also have selected a good mix of affordable and luxury ones for any budget. They are all beautiful though and in a great location.

My advise: Just choose the one that resonates best with your style!

Covid-19 updated information for traveling to Hawaii

Anyone that is flying into the state of Hawaii from the mainland or a foreign country s in June, July, or August is required to self-quarantine in HOTELS OR MOTELS ONLY and is not allowed to stay in vacation rentals UNLESS travelers have first completed their quarantine period in a hotel/motel.

Enforcement in Maui is very strict. Officials will check the address of where you are staying at the airport to make sure that you are in compliance and that it is not a vacation rental. They will also call the hotel/motel to ensure you have a valid reservation.

If your booking is after SEPTEMBER 1ST and you are traveling into the state of Hawaii, please make sure that all travelers in your party plan to take a COVID Test no later than 72 hours prior to arrival into the state of Hawaii in order to avoid the 14 day quarantine; otherwise, you will need to stay in a hotel or motel for your quarantine, as vacation rentals like are not allowed for travelers to use for quarantine purposes.

Map of the best Airbnb in Maui and places

Top Luxury Airbnb in Maui

Luxury House on Seven Acres on a scenic hike trail

📍 Kula · 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2.5 baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you are ready to splurge, this is the place for you. This spectacular design home is the perfect spot for the style conscious traveler, who wants to relax and enjoy the island lifestyle in full comfort and surrounded by beauty.

It’s a complete detached home with an outdoor private swimming pool and breathtaking views of the rolling green countryside and mountain backdrop at a distance.

The elegant furniture is complemented with elements of the finest pieces of art.

Located in a quiet and isolated neighborhood, with great roads and trails for walking and hiking, it is still at a convenient distance to stores, dining, and outdoor activities.

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Guests also say:

“This place is straight out of some fairy tale. It is a gorgeous, spacious, clean mansion that opens to a large patio with a hot tub and pool. Animals (who we’ve become good friends with by the end of our stay) graze calmly just below on green pastures and a vast portion of Maui is visible in the distance. It is very quiet except for chirping birds. We spent a good amount of time just walking around the patio dumbfounded that such a place even exists, let alone that we get to stay for a while”

“We feel so lucky to have booked this place. The home itself is beautiful and expansive with great details, extremely comfortable furniture, and a fantastic gourmet kitchen. The best part, though, is how secluded and peaceful it is, looking out over Maui. Amazing sunsets. Easy to get anywhere on the island, but is your own private retreat. Plus, Keith and Angie had some great tips on things to do. Would absolutely book again!

“The property is nothing short of spectacular. Incredible views, secluded and finished with top-quality furniture and appliances. The kitchen was very well-equipped and supplied with a great deal of cooking essentials. It’s perfectly laid out for two couples. Check-in was very straightforward and the hosts were responsive and friendly. Compared to the cost of a luxury hotel for two couples, the property was an incredible value.”

The Sunset Stowaway—A Peaceful Napili Ridge Studio

📍 Lahaina · 2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A cozy studio furnished with beautiful art pieces from local artists and equipped with modern facilities such as Smart TV, a well-stocked kitchen, beach gear. A cute place where to rest and enjoy a book after a full day out exploring the beautiful island.

It is located in one of the most popular areas, the West Side, where everything happens. At only one block from Napili Bay, and a walk or a short drive to many great restaurants and beaches, and a grocery store. Do not miss the bi-weekly farmers’ market for your fresh veggies.

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What guests say:

Good value, clean, easy to communicate with host.

This was the most fantastic vacation we ever had! The condo was lovely and the location was perfect it was right in the middle of everything. We would recommend it to anybody and we would definitely use this facility again when we visit

This apartment is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully decorated yet very homely. The bed is incredibly comfortable, the shower great and the kitchen well equipped. The location is pleasant and quiet and easily reachable. I would love to stay here again on my next visit to Maui.

Top Floor Ocean View Apartment with Balcony

📍 Kihei · 5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gorgeous spacious property with colorful walls matching the decor in each room, very stylishly furbished conveying an elegant but cozy feel.

Strategically located in the premises of Kihei Holiday Condominium, in the quiet north Kihei, this luxury apartment boasts spectacular views of the ocean from the terrace, and easy access to sandy beaches, restaurants, groceries, and shopping.

Megan, your Super host, will be on the property and available for anything you need during your stay. She loves to offer great tips on what to do in her beautiful island, and help their guests to feel at home.

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What guests say:

“Amazing location, priceless view from the lanai, and a cozy condo that felt like home for the week. Great amenities – having beach gear + washer and dryer was a huge plus! Megan was lighting fast with her responses and was a pleasure to communicate with. Highly recommend the Hale and I hope we get the chance to stay there again some day.

The apartment was clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very spacious and has everything needed to prepare your food. The apartment has a view of the beach and it has a very nice and large balcony. Overall my experience was very good. Mahalo!

The condo is in a fantastic location, directly across from Sugar Beach. It was so nice to have extra space to spread out with our family. We especially loved having two bedrooms and the laundry in the unit. Megan did a fantastic job making recommendations when we asked and had a notebook full of helpful suggestions. We look forward to staying here again.

Watch the Waves from the Balcony at an Airy Oceanfront Pad

📍 Lahaina ·  6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Although there are a lot awesome things to say about this high-end furnished stylish apartment, what the guests praise the most are the spectacular unbeatable views of the ocean that you get from the terrace.

The location is indeed one of the top ranking factors that makes this property stand out among all the amazing Airbnb in Maui.

Your host Rhett is not on the property but he’s at an easy reach and he’s happy to help with anything you need, including information on the island. Speaking of which, you will be happy to know that the Maui Brewing Company is right behind the condo and the Hawaiian Village Coffee is also very close.

Rhett also suggests making your reservations at Mama’s Fish House in Paia early, as this is the toughest place to get into on the entire island. Must be good!

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What guests say:

Great place to stay. The sound of waves crashing 24/7. Unobstructed views of Lanai and Molokai. Empty beaches. Friendly people who live in the building. Very easy check-in and check-out process.

Wonderful views!! The location suited our needs well and close enough to a convenience store, restaurants, etc. Very peaceful and relaxing. And did I mention views??!! Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again. Thank you, Rhett!

The condo is in a great location. It is the closest condo to the ocean in the building. You can watch whales all day from a large balcony. Has a couple of grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance. Has all you need for the beach (towels, chairs, umbrella, etc…) Communication is great with the host Lots of positive reactions to mention in a short review. Would definitely stay at the same place in Maui.

Go Golfing from a Peaceful Apartment in a Beach Community

📍 Kihei ·  6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This luxury apartment is suitable for a big family or group of friends, elegantly furnished in a delicate color pallet and modern accessories.

Located in the beach community of Wailea at easy access to golf, world-class shopping, Spas, and some of Maui’s best beaches.

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What guests say:

“Our stay at Joe’s condo was comfortable and relaxing. Loved the sound of the birds in the morning, the cool breeze while eating on the lanai, the proximity to the beach and the beach town of Kihei. The condo had all the amenities and extras including beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, sunscreen & boogie boards. It was perfect!

This very clean and well-stocked apartment is in a great location. It was the perfect size for our family of 4. We loved the outdoor patio seating and the provided beach gear.

Had a wonderful stay! So nice having stuff for baby as part of rental. Loved the location. Quiet and relaxing but close to beach and pool.


Affordable Airbnb in Maui


Wander to the Beach from a Cozy Wailea Condo

📍 Kihei · 2 guests · Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tamara and Steve will welcome you in their stylishly furnished studio apartment decorated with warm earthy tones and surrounded by banana palms and other luxuriant tropical plants.

Guests will have access to the complex’s shared poolside dining area with BBQ grills.

The apartment is located at a walking distance from Wailea and Ulua Beaches, the perfect location for a morning jog or a sunset stroll along the long paved beach path.

If you are up for a drive, at only 10 minutes ride you will find the world-famous Makena Beaches.

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What guests say:

Comfortable and quiet launching spot for your Maui adventures. Close to great shopping and some of the best beaches in Maui, but away from the throngs.

“If simple and fuss-free is what you’re after, don’t hesitate on this one. The Condo was very nice and clean. Had everything we needed, only we expected it a little bigger. The washer, dryer and beach gear were great. Shops, restaurants and beaches are in walking distance

Such a perfect place to stay on our first trip to Maui! The studio was beautifully decorated and so comfortable, making it a pleasure to come home to every night. Tamara and Steve went above and beyond to make sure we were well supplied for all our adventures and we would highly recommend booking this gem!

Newly remodeled charming studio Maui Banyan G103A

📍 Kihei ·  2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A cute tiny studio, less pretentious than the apartment mentioned above but still a great option for a single traveler or a couple who want to enjoy their Hawaii vacations, living like a local without breaking the bank.

The affordable studio apartment is nicely decorated and well equipped with a kitchenette and a washer/dryer.

The location is also a great plus since it’s very close to Kamaole Beach II, one of Maui’s most popular beaches, great for snorkeling or boogie boarding.

Spectacular tropical vegetation with palm trees and Hawaiian flowers surround the walking path from your home to the beach for a full island-style experience.

Available to the guests are also two pools, hot tub, and BBQ areas.

Tamara and Steve, the owners live close by and are available to answer all your questions.

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What guests say:

“I had a great time! The location was amazing. We could walk to the beach, local restaurants, and was central for traveling around the island. The hosts were responsive and positive. Would visit again!

“Tamara and Steve’s place is in the perfect location in Maui. Close to the shops and right across the beach. Super clean and cozy. My partner and I had a great time

“A great place in a great location. Really quiet, close to the pool, plenty of parking and right next to a nice beach with turtles regularly swimming by. The apartment was just as described and when we had an issue with the WIFI Tamara was there within 15 minutes to fix. Super hosts.

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Top Floor Modern Wailea Villa

📍 Kihei ·  4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A great 1 bedroom apartment newly refurbished with a spacious living-room and a fully equipped kitchen, nicely decorated with earthy palette and beautiful paintings.

The plus of this apartment is the spectacular view of the ocean that you can enjoy from the balcony or even from your bedroom.

This top floor unit is a great value for money, spacious, very private, and super clean in a well-maintained condo.

At a walking distance from Ulea Beach, the condo is also surrounded by three golf courses and some of the most high-end hotels on the beach just down the hill, besides great restaurants.

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Guests also say:

“Well advertised and it’s exactly how they describe their rental condo. Very clean and great location on this island.”

Loved staying here for our first visit to Maui. We stayed for 3 nights and found it to be quite spacious and comfortable. It was clean and fairly quiet with good access to amenities. We had a car and therefore it was super easy to get around, I’m not sure how you would go without one – but there were a few restaurants and shops a short walk away and the beach wasn’t too far either. Would definitely stay here again if in Maui. Cheers!

This place is amazing loved it will come back!

Luxury Penthouse with Ocean View

📍 Kihei · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This cozy luxury condo is one of the guests’ favorites especially for the spectacular ocean views you get from the balcony.

The home decor is also what makes it very special, with high-end furniture in elegant grey tones contrasting the bright colorful artworks thoughtfully placed throughout the apartment.

The closeness to one of the best beaches in Maui and several great restaurants and bars makes it even better if you don’t particularly love to drive.

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Guests also say:

Cannot begin to describe how incredible this rental was! My wife and I loved every second of our stay! We had everything we needed right there in the condo. The first night, as we watched the sunset from the balcony, we saw whales jumping out of the water! We saw turtles at the beach across the street on multiple occasions! 

“Amazing sunset views, ideal location to walk to the beach, or grab a bite to eat. The best condo unit by far! Top floor gives you an amazing view of the beach and of Haleakalā near the entryway. It is far enough away from the street that you don’t hear cars going by. More than enough space for two people, clean and has everything you need (with tips for local dining and recreation!).”

Kathy’s/ Susan‘s condo is very beautiful with a fantastic view. It had all we needed and beyond. Susan even surprised us with an anniversary present that was so much appreciated. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

Kihei Kai Nani 341

📍 Kihei · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This non-pretentious affordable one-bedroom apartment has been recently remodeled to offer the best comfort.

Decorated in a contemporary style with a tropical feel, this cozy space is super clean and equipped with the most modern facilities including highspeed wifi, memory foam mattress, AC.

It’s located right in the heart of South Kihei directly across the street from the popular Kamaole Beach Park II

You can enjoy also spectacular views over tropical greenery and peekaboo views of Mount Haleakala and the ocean.

Beach, restaurants and shops of Kihei and Wailea are minutes away.

Also, guests enjoy the well maintained Kihei Kai Nani complex and its swimming pool, BBQ grills, and covered gazebo area.

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Guests also say:

“The condo was wonderful and beautifully situated in Kihei. We enjoyed the beach right across the street and the pool was wonderful. I hope you enjoy staying as much as we did.”

“Awesome place to vacation. Perfect location for walking to the beach/ pool and great restaurants nearby. The place was super clean and checking in and out was super easy. Loved my stay and looking forward to coming back and renting from Kathy.”

Amazing amenities and great location near the beach!

Romantic Bliss Maui 

📍 Kihei ·  4 guests · Studio · 2 beds · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Don’t let the affordable price mislead you, because this spacious studio is perfect for you if you love comfortable clean and cozy, without necessarily splurging.

Among the countless positive features of this lovely place are:

  • air-conditioning
  • upper floor, and full of light.
  • vaulted ceiling which adds an open and airy feeling
  • spacious, comfortable, peaceful, uncluttered
  • double lanai (deck patio) spanning two full-lengths of the condo.
  • shared very clean swimming pool and an outdoor shower area, an extra-large jacuzzi, outdoor restrooms, plenty of gas grills, and even picnic tables.

The location is also great, within walking distance (less than 1 mile) from grocery stores, churches, restaurants, shopping, a gym, nightclubs, the post office, Fed Ex, medical facilities, hair and nail salons, and even banks/ATMs. For added convenience, the bus stop is almost right at your door.

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What guests say:

“Everything you need. Quick and easy. Good location

Very pleasant, cute, comfortable, clean place! Great location, responsive hosts! Lovely!

Our stay here was excellent, the location is great, close to the airport, near a great shopping center and several pretty Kihei beaches, and gives access to both Hana and the Lahaina and Kaanapali beaches. The hosts were incredibly considerate and nice as well, and let us leave our luggage in the location early. Highly recommend this spot 🙂


Airbnb tips and tricks on how to make a booking 

As you probably know by now, I am an avid Airbnb traveler and although sometimes I love to stay in nice hotels as well, living in a beautiful home is more suitable for the way I love to travel. I am more independent and I feel like a local instead of a tourist, and more connected with the place I am visiting.

After many Airbnb stays, there are a few tips I want to share with you. It may be obvious for some of you but not so much for those who are not familiar with the platform. I hope it helps, but I will write a more in-depth post on the topic.

  • Make sure you know what you are booking. Not all homeowners are very familiar with the interface and it can happen to find contradicting information, especially on the kind of accommodation. Example: entire home vs a room? or is the bathroom en-suite? In doubt, always contact the host before booking.
  • Read the reviews from the previous guests
  • Check the total price and the breakdown, because the price advertised it’s not accurate. Airbnb would add their commission and taxes on the room fare basis that is decided by the owner.
  • Consider booking for 7 days or 1 month, so that you most probably get special discounts.
  • Read all the details of the listing.
  • Read the cancellation policy.
  • In doubt, always contact the host before booking.

Top things to do in Maui

If you love the outdoor and can’t wait to explore the island, you might want to read my post on the best things to do in Maui or you can go right ahead and book your tour. Here below you can find some of the most popular activities available to book.

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