Some people call it the best watersports vacation beach in the world.....others call it the best 'chill spot' on Maui. Situated between Kanaha and Baldwin Beach Parks (and a tack from Camp One), our lovely rental suite offers vacationers of all types the perfect place to enjoy the aloha of Maui....and the perfect place to relax. A beautiful soft sand shore line make for the perfect launch or swim site. Many reef formations afford the intermediate and expert windsurfers and kiters plenty of 'air time' opportunities! Just breathe it in.....the fresh Maui air....the clear turquoise water .....the warm glowing sand. This is what makes our vacation suite '......the friendliest little beach destination on Maui
The home is one of the largest on the street. We only feature one rental suite so this ensures exclusivity with room to breathe and privacy when you want it.
Permit # BBWK 2017/0001 TA-139-342-8480-01
- No events or parties
- No smoking
- Not suitable for pets
- Infant-friendly (0-2 years)
- Child-friendly (3-12 years)
- Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
The apartment is completely self contained with it's own private entrance. A full size Queen bedroom, bright and clean bathroom and spacious living room are features of our vacation rental suite. A special and unique feature of the suite is the fabulous collection of original artworks by famous local artist, Ray Masters, adorning the walls of the suite and under house lounge area. The apartment is comfortably furnished and includes cooking facilities and equipment for all your daily needs. There is a convertible futon in the living room to accommodate extra guests. Laundry and board storage facilities are provided together with digital cable HDTV, DVD, and music systems and ultra high speed wireless internet access. Step outside to your private patio deck or avail yourself of the large garden. Your personal water equipment...or golf clubs ....are always close to hand and ready for use. Or just take a walk (30 yards) down our private footpath to the friendliest little beach on Maui.
Maui's North Shore is regarded as the quieter side of the island. But don't let this sentiment fool you. In addition to all of the usual outdoor activities, the area surrounding us boasts some of the best dining, entertainment and shopping on Maui. The picturesque old town of Paia is just minutes drive from us and offers an eclectic mix of dining, bars, general stores, boutiques and gift shops. Equally nearby is Kahului which features the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center shopping mall, lots of restaurants and many of the usual stores found on the mainland. In contrast, a visit to the Kahului Flea Market will always unearth unusual items and bargains. The towns of Wailuku and Makawao are also close by for more shopping and entertainment choices.
The Hanawii suite is located on the upper floor of the house in the west wing. It has it's own private entrance. This spacious self contained suite features a large living room/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. Everything is included to allow you to prepare the most lavish or simple meals.
The queen bedroom and adjoining bathroom are also bright and roomy. Both main rooms have large glass sliding doors which open onto the large private deck. Plenty of room to eat or just relax while enjoying beautiful ocean and mountain views. The Hanawi suite is perfect for after ocean activity relaxation. TV, video and music systems complement the comfortable furnishings and colorful decor for that home away from home feeling. Fabulous original works of art adorn the walls. Cook up your pasta masterpiece in the easy to use kitchen. Or grab a towel and a glass of wine and stroll down to our friendly beach for an evening you'll never forget.
And remember....we are always available to help with anything you may need.....from shopping and entertainment advise to hot tips on secret hikes, water spots and other local inside information!
These units are subject to some minor airplane noise. Most of it stops by 10:30pm. Most people are not affected by this. Persons who are sensitive to noise should be advised that cancellations made upon arrival because of this cannot be refunded. Please read our reviews for more info and insights.
We really enjoyed our stay in the appartement of Ray and Vivienne. The location on Mauis Nortshore is excellent: on a very nice little beach with possibilities of swimming, Paddleboarding and even windsurfing or kiting. Because there is no public beach access we shared the beach only with the people living there - therefor it was never busy. Thoug the house is not on the beachfront itself and is located in second row, we loved the very closeness to the beach. Distances to the cool and nice little town Paia (for buying food, shopping or going out for dinner) or to the Kanaha Beach Park (for Windsurfing or Kiting on the best waves ever) are very short. The appartement itself has an outstanding terrasse (the whole appartement is on the First floor) with fantastic views where you can just sit for hours and enjoy the moment. Ray and Vivienne are very helpful - Ray gave us many good advices regarding our Maui Trips. Especially his recomendations for our Hanatour were just fantastic. We had a wonderful stay - thanx Ray and Vivienne - Mahalo ALOHA Peter and Madeleine
We had a wonderful stay with Ray and Vivienne at their beautiful guest suite on Friendly Beach. My wife, our 8 year old daughter and I greatly enjoyed morning beach walks and swims before the wind cranked up for numerous unforgettable windsurfing experiences from the perfect launch. It was great to get to know our hosts - as well as Sevin the water dog (amazing). Thank you Ray and Viv for making our stay so wonderful and hope to visit again as soon as possible!
We had a lovely week here. Modern comfortable unit. Perfect spot for windsurfing. My husband was in heaven. I went for a lovely beach walk each morning. We hired a car and there are many day trips to do from here. Paia has nice eateries (cage amis and paia bowl our favourites). Nice walk in forest in makawao if need to get out of heat. Whole foods awesome.
The property was beautiful and the beach was amazing. Locals all over the island said this area was prime for it's beach. We loved the stay and would recommend it. Ray was super inviting and we enjoyed all the art work.
My wife and I have been vacationing on Maui for 25 years and decided to try something different by staying on the North Shore to be closer to the best kiteboarding beaches on the island. Friendly Beach is an amazing private location for those lazy mornings where you get up, fix a great breakfast in your room in a well equipped kitchen, and take a leisurely walk on a beautiful beach or swim in the ocean! Then 11am hits and it's time to Kite and what a perfect location this is! Friendly Beach is a few steps from the property and is pre-setup with carabiners for self launching and landing. Ask Ray, he's more than happy to share the beach procedure and riding locations with you to ensure things are done correctly. This launch is the best I've found on Maui, free from the gusty winds of Kite Beach and the palm trees of Kihei. The reef west of Camp One is an outstanding spot to ride. It had nice small waves when we were there with ample room inside for gaining ground back upwind or jumping. Just outside the break swells are significant and they line up for a direct downwind ride to Kite Beach so combine your morning walk with dropping your car at Kite Beach (park and walk back) and you'll get an awesome downwinder at the end of your session in safe side-on conditions! Best of all is winding down at the end of the day in the lower level of the house. It is totally set up for a beach life atmosphere complete with an outdoor shower, party lights, and a great lawn! Thanks so much to the Masters' for sharing such an amazing location with us!
I was looking for a place where I could windsurf and my family would also enjoy. I contacted Ray with some questions, he responded promptly and we booked. We arrived on Maui, got our car and gear and showed up at Friendly beach. The property was more amazing than we expected! We were greeted by Vivienne who showed us around the property and our rental. The house is impeccable, up to date and tastefully decorated with an awesome private deck. Ray's art is superb! The beach is just perfect and only a few steps away. I was able to keep my gear rigged and just walked up the pathway to the beach. Not only is the beach and property perfect for windsurfing, it was also a big hit with my wife and 7 year old. Ray, Vivienne and Sevin are super friendly and amazing hosts. We couldn't have had a more perfect vacation and just trying to figure out how to get back there ASAP!
Great place to spend our vacation!!! Will definitely come back!!
My boyfriend and I had such a good time here that we got engaged right on Ray and Viv's Beach! We stayed at their place and it was the best vacation I have ever had. The beach is MAGNIFICENT. It is basically the picture perfect post card you would imagine Maui to be, but really there right in front of you. It is also really cool that they let you use some of their fun water toys! If you are a windsurfer there is no better spot on Maui! It is all water and beach - no large trees to get in the way if you are a kitesurfer. Very relaxing and serene. I wanted to experience Maui and not just the touristy stuff - I wanted to see Maui for its beauty and this was the perfect spot. Also close to every part of the island. The suite is filled with some awesome art work by Ray himself. Oh - and if you are lucky enough to try Ray's cooking... you are in for a treat! Really amazing hosts and I am already planning my trip back! Thank you Ray and Viv!!!
Big Mahalo to Ray and Vivienne for providing such wonderful accommodations for our spring break family getaway. We've been to Maui many times and this was our 2nd stay at Friendly Beach. The unit has been updated with a lovely kitchen and bathroom and super-comfortable bed. The kids stayed on the pull-out futon and that worked fine. The lanai is so great for enjoying a morning coffee or an afternoon read in the sun. But the beach is so incredible, it's really a toss-up about where to spend your time. This year we had a brother/sister in law join us and they were able to book the separate bedroom/bath at Ray and Vivienne's and we shared our kitchen with them. With the private kite-surfing launch area and secluded beach, Ray and Vivienne's extreme friendliness and location close to Paia and Kahului, this place surpasses our expectations!
My husband and I absolutely love our time at Friendly Beach! This was not our first time at Ray and Viv's, nor will it be our last. As always, the private beach was magical... Quiet, beautiful and serene. It is a treat to have such a lovely beach just steps away. We were greatly impressed by the renovations to the kitchen and bathroom, which bring this rental to the next level. And, if I am not mistaken, there is a new bed as well. I haven't slept that comfortably in years (and not just because we could hear the sounds of the ocean drifting up to our unit). We always appreciate the fabulous location. It is less than 10 minutes to Paia town, where we could shop and choose from numerous restaurants. Paia also has a great natural foods market, which I love. All that said, I think what makes Ray and Viv's place so special is Ray and Viv! Unlike many vacation rentals where the owner is nowhere to be found, Ray and Viv are always there when you need them. If you want total privacy, it is yours. But, if you want advice on where to go and what to see on Maui, they are incredibly knowledgable. They are friendly and open... We were even invited for dinner one evening! Mahalo for your kindness and hospitality. We'll see you next time!