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The top 11 Airbnbs in Maui for a blissful vacation in the dreaming Hawaii

A selection of 11 among the best Airbnbs 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 have gone through spectacular Airbnbs in Maui and other amazing vacation rentals on many platforms such as VRBO Maui which has surprised me with its amazing properties.

When I travel I always prefer to have my own apartment because I find staying in a private home be more intimate and personal. And there are so many amazing Airbnbs in Maui and vacation rentals options for any budget that is very easy to find the perfect one. On VRBO Maui you can find some of the best vacation rentals from 100 USD to 10000, depending on what you are looking for.

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!

Disclaimer: I have started this post with only Airbnb properties, but since the company have decided to interrupt their commercial partnership with bloggers, I have switched to VRBO, and even though at the beginning I was a little skptical I have found spectacular properties as well with a much better value for money on VRBO.

But I have also established great partnership with local host and I have linked directly to their property so that you can book with no third party and get better rates. Who doesn’t love better rates, right?

Covid-19 updated information for traveling to Hawaii

You can enter Hawaii from any other state or country without having to quarantine if you show proof of a negative test. – read below for more details.

The below information are valid in the moment I am updating this post, but it is the traveler responsibility to make sure to check on HawaiiCovid19 about Covid-19 Travel Requirements and other important information before making the reservation, as the situation is constantly changing.

Remember to download the AlohaSafe Alert App on your phone BEFORE departing for Maui. If you do it on arrival, it’s too late.

ALL Out-of-state travelers arriving into the state of Hawaii must get a NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) no more than 72 hours prior to their final leg of departure from any testing location approved by the Hawaii State Department of Health.  Evidence of a negative test result must be provided before their departure into the state of Hawaii.  Without this, all passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 10 day quarantine.  NO TESTING WILL BE PROVIDED UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT.  The Department of Health requires an FDA-approved NAAT test from a certified CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) lab.  A list of approved labs can be found on the websites below.    

All travelers will be required to upload evidence before their departure into the state of Hawaii by following the directions listed below.  If possible, it is recommended that travelers also have printed or emailed pre test certification as evidence of a negative NAAT test result just as a backup. 

Travelers will be responsible for the cost of their pre-travel test.   

If travelers do not have their pre-travel COVID results available before boarding the flight, will need to remain in quarantine for 10 days (or their length of stay if shorter). The quarantine requires that all travelers stay INSIDE their HOTEL ROOM for the entire 10 days.  Quarantined travelers are not allowed to rent vacation rental condos (they can only stay in hotels/resorts for quarantining purposes if pre travel covid tests were not taken before arriving into the state of Hawaii) or if results were not received in time.  Quarantined travelers are also not allowed to rent a car, go grocery shopping, go to restaurants, go to the beach or hotel pool, or do anything outside of their hotel room.  The quarantine is strictly enforced with hefty fines and/or arrest for those who violate the laws.

Make sure you check on HawaiiCovid19 about Covid-19 Travel Requirements and Other Important Information before making your reservation, as the situation is constantly changing.

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Top Luxury VRBO and Airbnbs 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.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What other guests say:

Pictures don’t do this property justice. Keith was a tremendous host as well. Highly recommend!

“I hesitate to write this review because I feel like it’s perfection should stay a secret but….after visiting MAUI numerous times throughout the years, this was by far my best experience! I’ve always stayed at the “high end” resorts but had no interest because of Covid, wanted to more privacy and to make our own meals, etc. That being said, I’m an avid hiker and animal lover so if all you wanna do is hang on the beach all day this may not be for you. But if you appreciate lush green rainforest views framed by the ocean and black lava rock that makes a filter look boring, privacy on another level, high end luxury with custom architectural features, close proximity to some of the most gorgeous hikes that North America offers and a property manager who’s attention to detail and assurances to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible, this property is for you. The sunrises, stars and sunsets are breathtaking and my daily petting of the adorable animals was such an added highlight! I’m an avid traveler yet I’m always ready to come home after my adventures… Not this time….I didn’t wanna leave! Thank you soo very much Angie and Keith for our magical stay at your beautiful property… We will be back, that’s for sure! Mahalo!”

“Angie and Keith have an amazing property here and are wonderful hosts! If you’re looking for privacy, tranquility and astounding accommodations look no further. From the chef quality kitchen, high end finishes, floors and furniture this is a wonderful place to spend some time. Aside from the house, pool and hot tub you also get to experience the animals. There are horses, sheep and some cute (and persuasive) goats who are all very friendly. I’ve done a lot of VRBOs all over the country and this by far is the nicest one I’ve ever been to. Angie and Keith stock the pantry and even bring over some additional food items like fresh papaya, limes, oranges and bananas for you. If you want to just enjoy peace and quiet and stay away from the touristy/crowded areas of Maui this is the place to be. We will definitely be back!”

Kahana Village #20 Ocean Front Prime Deluxe Second Level

📍 Lahaina · 1-4 guests  · 2 bedroms · 2 bathrooms · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Spectacular luxury 2 bedroom apartment right in front of the stunning Kahana beach in West Maui. The view itself from the ample terrace is the highlight of this luxury condo. However, you will love to enjoy the blue landscapes from the spacious living room. The fully equipped and newly remodeled kitchen with the elegant granite countertop will allow you to make your own meal if you don’t feel like eating out.

The beautiful apartment is nicely decorated in paste colors and tropical style creating a cozy environment to make you feel like at home.

Also featuring:

  • Washer & Dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite or cable
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot Tub

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say:

Our stay in unit 20 was great! We had a wonderful view of the ocean and pool area. Lots of light. The condo was well equipped with everything we needed. Mike and Vicki were very helpful and pleasant. I’ve always stayed in Kihei, but I will definitely return to Kahana Village. It felt like our own private getaway amidst the large hotels and resorts. Just steps to the pool and beach. Loved it!!

Really an amazing location with great staff onsite. Absolutely enjoyed this vacation with my family. The apartment had everything we wanted for the kitchen and the near beach access was cool. Even a sea turtle was hanging around for 2 days at the beach.

Our beautifully appointed condo was the perfect place for our first-time visit to Maui. So comfortable you feel like it’s home..

Direct Oceanfront Condo🐳Stunning Remodel🌴Curated Interior🍍Mahana at Kaanapali

📍 Lahaina · 2 guests · 1 bedrooms · 1beds · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gorgeous spacious luxury property with stunning views over the ocean and very stylishly furbished conveying an elegant but cozy feel.

Strategically located in the premises of The Mahana on Kaanapali Beach just north of the famous Puu Kekaa (Black Rock beach) this luxury apartment boasts spectacular views of the ocean from the terrace, and easy access to sandy beaches, restaurants, groceries, and shopping.

The owners have carefully selected the furniture and decor to be top-quality for the guests’ ultimate comfort and enjoyment.

Among all the features:

  • Central air and ceiling fans in every room
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Complimentary parking with no resort fees.
  • New tile floor. American Orlean porcelain tile plank to mimic light wood flooring throughout the condo and the lanai.
  • Columbia cabinetry with Top Knob cabinet pulls, white Quartz countertop.
  • All new appliances: Bosch dishwasher, Bosch slide-in stove, MAYTAG side by side refrigerator with an ice maker, washer, and dryer.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say:

“Couldn’t rave about this place enough. It’s a beautiful location and immaculately clean. The owner is the sweetest and super communicative. The unit was stocked with anything we could think of or need. BOOK if you can!!

We had a wonderful week in Mahana 317. Not only is the view unbeatable and literally right above the beach, but the unit itself is probably the nicest VRBO we have ever stayed in. It has been perfectly remodeled and has all the amenities you need. We spent lots of time on the lovely patio furniture, and the bed was super comfortable. Owner was great at communication and the check in was smooth. The beach directly in front of Mahana is not great, but you are close to Airport beach and Kaanapali. Overall a perfect stay in a fantastic unit!

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.

Totally renovated, closest to the beach!

📍 Lahaina · 2 guests · 1 bedrooms · 1beds · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Spectacular fully renovated apartment surrounded by a beautiful garden and at only 5 minutes walk from the Keawakapu Beach, one of Maui’s most beautiful beaches.

Also 3 minute walk from “Mokapu Beach” or “Ulua Beach” where you can find some of the best snorkeling spots in Maui. Needless to say the main highlight of this beautiful condo is the location.

But without taking away credits from the luxury finishings of this amazing place.

Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, new paint and decor, and high-speed ceiling fans are part of the full upgrade.

If you enjoy cooking, you will love the high-end kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, quartz, and eating bar. From the kitchen, you will step into an oversized lanai featuring an ample patio set with seating for 6, and a deluxe Weber bbq. From there you can enjoy the gorgeous garden view while the ocean will still be part of your setting with the sound of its crashing waves.

The owners went above and beyond to create a cozy and elegant space for the guests to fully enjoy feeling like in their home away from home in the world’s most dreamed of destination.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say:

“This condo was a wonderful place for our family of 4. There were plenty of beach toys, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc to keep us all happy, and even a wagon to carry it all in. The condo itself is very clean and nicely updated, and the location is close to the main pool/pavilion and the beach. Christine provided a very helpful list of ideas for things to do on the island. The pavilion was beautiful at sunset- we had dinner there 3 of the 8 nights of our stay because we just couldn’t find a better view. And we saw whales from there for several days, which was the icing on the cake! Overall we had a great stay, and can’t wait to come back!!

My wife & 2 kids have been to Maui many times, including renting other properties in Ekahi Village, and this rental stands out! Great location, close to the beach & pool, first floor, nicely updated & such a nice and responsive owner. Can’t say enough good things about our experience and would highly recommend this Vrbo property for anyone looking to rent in Wailea!!

Nice place and location, would definitely do it again!

Affordable Vacation Rentals and Airbnb in Maui

Tropical treasure apartments

Book on Tracy’s Tropical Treasure website and get a 10% discount

Tracy is a lovely homeowner of 4 beautiful and affordable fully loaded condos with a kitchen and full-size appliances in Kihei Maui. Tracy’s apartments have been recently received the 2019 Best of Kihei Award in the Vacation Rentals Category! If you book through her website directly and you mention that you found her on Boundless Roads blog you will get a 10% discount on your booking.

General information about Tropical treasure apartments

Tropical treasure apartments are located in the sunny Kihei, a lively town on the southwest shore of Maui, boasting a wide variety of attractions and activities for all kinds of visitors. The Tropical Treasures condos are located at a short walk or drive to the best beaches, shopping, and restaurants and boast the most spectacular sunset views besides the ones of Haleakala Volcano.

All the Tropical Treasures apartments offer world-class amenities such as plush robes, stereo systems, flat-screen TVs, full gourmet kitchens, romantic mood lighting, espresso machines, built-in safes, beach & picnic gear, private lanais, among others.

Guests will receive also a top-notch service as they will be well attended directly by the owner, Tracy, and her trusted team, renowned for five stars customer service.

But let’s look at the apartment one by one, or go straight to Tracy’s website. Remember to mention Boundless Roads to get your 10% discount.

Tropical treasure #1

Studio – 1-2 pax 1 Bed – 1 bathroom

A stylish colorful and fully loaded 600 sq. ft. Studio nicely decorated with sea-themed artworks creating a lively and cozy ambiance. You can relax on the chaise lounge on the lovely patio, take a plunge in the pool in the common area or just walk to the nearby beach.

Tropical Treasure #2

Penthouse – 1-2 pax 1 Bed – 1 bathroom

Tropical Treasure #2 is a luxury Penthouse, with a floor area of 665 sq. ft, the largest unit in the whole complex located on the second story (Please note that there is no elevator.). A very spacious and stylish apartment with lots of artsy decors scattered around the blue walls and plenty of light. A romantic and fun place to spend your vacation in Maui, with cathedral ceilings and its own private walkway entrance, besides an extra-large wrap-around lanai of approximately 210 sq. ft. nicely furnished to enjoy amazing views.

Tropical Treasure #3

Studio – 1-4 people 1 bed – sofa-bed- 1 bathroom

Colorful cozy 600 sqft studio for up to 4 people. This beautiful spacious studio boasts spectacular artworks and all the convenient amenities for a comfortable vacation in paradise. On the ground floor where the guests can enjoy a lovely patio and sunbeds just a few steps from the complex pool.

Tropical Treasure #4

Studio 2 bed – 1-4 people – 1 bathroom

Tropical Treasure #4 is the most elegant of the 4 beautiful condos. Also sea-themed, you will appreciate the turquoise decorations on the white walls and linens contrasting the wooden floor. Every tiny detail is perfectly placed to create a cozy and yet fancy ambiance for your Hawaiian Vacation. Also, this apartment as well as all the others are equipped with all the most modern facilities and amenities for your maximum comfort.

Don’t forget to mention Boundless Roads at the time of booking to get your 10% discount.

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.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say:

Had a really great time while here. Sad to leave!

“A great studio nestled on a private garden. It met our expectations and needs for a lovely Maui vacation. A good location for a reasonable price in Wailea

Great unit and property. Clean,comfortable, updated with everything you need for a great stay. Highly recommend.”

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.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What guests say:

“This was our second time staying at the Maui Banyan and we love the location. The pools and hot tubs are great. The BBQ areas by the pools are ideal for cooking meals and the covered eating areas are great as well. Our only complaint about our unit was the air conditioner. It was extremely noisy and the fact that it was not to be used at less than 72 degrees meant that our room was warmer than we would like for sleeping. The access to the outside at ground level was also ideal.

“My girlfriend and I had a great time spending 3 nights in this unit! The space, while not enormous, is more than adequate for a couple. There’s a pool in the condo complex, and the building is right across the street from a beach. It’s in a very central location in Kihei, so it’s easy to walking distance to a variety of beaches in Kihei and a short drive to Wailea and Makena. We would stay again.

“Cozy & clean property. Walking distance to many restaurants and grocery stores.

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.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

Guests also say:

“Clean unit, quite area with pools, jacuzzi and BBQ. Close to beaches and shopping. Owners are very responsive and helpful. Mahalo.”

We really enjoyed our week at this condo. The unit was clean and felt like home. The extras, like beach chairs, coolers, and a washer/dryer really kept us comfortable. We were just a short 15-minute walk down the hill to some of the best beaches and resorts in Maui. We walked down to the beach path almost every night to watch the sunset and even got some free entertainment as we walked by several luaus being performed right next to the path. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Maui. Mahalo for a great, relaxing place to stay.

We really enjoyed our time here. Was nice to come home from the crowds to a quiet patio with the birds singing. The beach chairs and umbrella were really great to have. It’s sometimes hard sleeping in a new bed but it was very comfy and we slept great. Will definitely stay again!.”

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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Friday 23rd of April 2021

Hello, I love your blog! What are your thoughts/cautions on traveling to Maui or another island in Hawaii in July? Is this the height of their hurricane season?


Friday 23rd of April 2021

Hello Jenny, thanks a lot for your kind comment. I am glad you love my blog! :) July is a great month to travel to Hawaii because it's the month with the lowest rainfalls (statistically) and you have quite a few interesting festivals to attend (well, covid restrictions permitting). In general, though, it's also the month with the highest number of visitors, and therefore airfares and hotel rates are above average. However, because of the strange times, we are living this may not be the case this year. Please make sure you read the latest entry requirement though, as they rapidly change and Hawaii has been quite strict! I hope this was helpful. Happy travels :)

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