7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge 

Fall asleep to the sound of the waves at these stunning homes in Maui.

Everything that people love about Hawaii can be found along the shores of Maui. Adored for its swoon-worthy views of nature and relaxed way of life, Maui has a reputation for attracting celebrities such as Elton John, Clint Eastwood, and Oprah Winfrey. What starts as one week of vacation inevitably turns to five or more, as these stars usually end up buying vacation homes to keep a little slice of paradise to themselves.

Besides the famous Garden Gingerbread House, there are many scenic Airbnbs in Maui that showcase tropical rainforests and heavenly stretches of sand. Below, we’ve hand-picked the best places for you to experience Maui’s top sights, from humpback whales to shooting stars. Find your spot atop a secluded mountain or next to the roaring waves — and let nature do the rest!

Also read: 17 Unique Things to Do in Hawaii Besides Surfing and Beach-Hopping

1. The eco-retreat cabin that lets you see the stars from your room

Listing name: Bamboo Temple, Views to Dream, Walk to Waterfall 
Listing type: Entire cabin 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Temptingly close to fruit trees, waterfalls, and forest hiking trails, the “Bamboo Temple” offers a refuge for guests who crave a quieter taste of island life. Take your glamping to the next level at this sanctuary that’s within walking distance of Twin Falls and the historic town of Paia. Tapping into Maui’s rural beauty, the cabin also serves as an eco-friendly abode for green living and soul-searching. Yoga classes take place every morning from Monday to Friday. Meanwhile, the floor-to-ceiling windows invite you to count the stars from your bedroom. Whether you’re searching for a meditation retreat or a honeymoon getaway, this Airbnb in Maui has everything you need for a comforting stay. Learn more about this Airbnb here.

2. The Hawaiian garden oasis with a lanai and an espresso bar

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: The Kulani Maui — Boutique Ginger Bungalow Near Ocean
Listing type: Room in boutique hotel 
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Many travellers head to Hawaii for an immersion into the local culture, and we can’t imagine a better place for that than the “Ginger Bungalow” in Lahaina. This bright and airy boutique hotel is fittingly named “Kulani,” a Hawaiian word that means “resembling heaven” or “little heaven.” Furnished with vintage Hawaiiana touches, the living room has ceiling fans for ventilation and screened windows to let in the light. Other highlights include the kitchenette, the spacious bedroom and living room, the private outdoor shower, and the shaded patio surrounded by lush foliage. Treat yourself to some freshly brewed espresso at the common area outside. Or, take a casual stroll towards nearby beaches, where you can swim and observe sea turtles! Learn more about this Airbnb here

3. The calming surf shack near Maui’s top beaches

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: Re-Charge With Dreamy Ocean Views at Your Luxe Beach Retreat
Listing type: Entire condominium
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Want to catch epic waves? This cool-blue condominium in Wailea-Makena is a great base! It features a spacious master bedroom, a well-stocked kitchen, two bathrooms, a laundry room, a balcony, a hot tub, and an outdoor pool. Even better, this Airbnb is only a few minutes from gold-sand beaches in Maui, namely Makena Beach (Big Beach), Wailea Beach, Keawakapu Beach, and Polo Beach. Guests will appreciate the kindness of the hosts, Paul and Jessica, who enjoy lending towels, umbrellas, and tote bags to visitors. 

After a day of surfing, you can collapse into the soft Egyptian cotton linens of your king-sized bed. Open the sliding door to the lanai to welcome the trade winds; or hear the chime of the capiz shell chandelier hanging over the dining table, as you tuck into your supper. Be sure to check out the sleeper sofa in the living room too, where you can binge-watch your favourite Netflix series! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

4. The beachfront home that’s perfect for whale-watching

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: Charming 3-Bedroom Oceanfront in Puamana - Lahaina 
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

Jaw-dropping is the only way to describe this home! This oceanfront Airbnb townhouse on West Maui flaunts three floors, a tiki bar, a BBQ grill, a dining area facing the water, a private lanai, and tastefully decorated bedrooms that can accommodate as many as six people. Live in tropical splendour amidst the facilities that you can access as a guest: the private pools (yes, there are more than one), tennis courts, and clubhouse, which will keep you occupied when you’re not ankle-deep in the sand. 

Another thing to look forward to? From December through March, you can go whale-watching from your living room and master bedroom. It’s one thing to have the beach as your backyard, but seeing humpback whales playing in the ocean? Simply breathtaking! Learn more about this Airbnb here

5. The family-friendly retreat between Hamoa and Koki Beach

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: Hamoa Beach House — Oceanfront Hana
Listing type: Entire house 
Max. no. of guests: 8
No. of bedrooms: 3

Set in a quaint village in Hana on the east coast of Maui, this beach house offers many options for relaxation: a dining area with ocean views, a rustic gazebo with a viewing deck, and a hammock where you can pass the lazy afternoons. Bordered by swaying palm trees, the property stands just a few steps from Hamoa Beach and Koki Beach. Here, polished wood interiors and traditional furniture set the tone for a pleasant, old-fashioned stay in Maui.

Recent guests have praised its seclusion and stunning location, saying they felt as if they were the only ones on the island. For this reason, it’s the perfect retreat for families and big friend groups! Each room comes with at least one king-sized bed, which will help your travel buddies get the restful sleep they need. Learn more about this Airbnb here

6. The Greek-style escape with scenic views in Kihei

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: Private Top-Floor Apartment with Mountain and Ocean Views
Listing type: Entire apartment 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2

Maybe it’s the white-washed facade or the blue walls, but this apartment in Kihei sort of reminds us of the cliffside houses in Santorini! Beyond its interesting architecture, this Airbnb in South Maui also boasts swoon-worthy views of the ocean. Not to mention it comes with beach essentials for travellers: towels, boogie boards, coolers, and umbrellas, to name a few.

This picturesque apartment contains two large bedrooms, a fully-stocked kitchen, two bathrooms, a TV, a hairdryer, a coffee maker, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and even a playpen for small children. Fire up the barbecue grill for dinner with friends, or set out for scuba diving adventures in Ulua Beach, Makena Beach, and Keawakapu Beach! Learn more about this Airbnb here.

7. The enchanting bungalow for an authentic Hawaiian stay

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Listing name: Kawika’s Hill
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

Nestled in the serene countryside of East Maui, this little hideaway called “Kawika’s Hill” has been described by guests as “a magical place” and “paradise found.” Perched on a hill overlooking the sea, the bungalow combines sparklingly clean interiors and genuine harmony with nature. Your host, Iwalani, keeps the kitchen and bathrooms fully equipped with everything you need. From this Airbnb vacation rental, you can explore the white, red, and black-sand beaches of Maui, as well as escape to Waikamoi Falls or the underground rock formations of the Ka'eleku Caverns.

Keep your fond memories of Maui unspoilt by the crowds when you stay in this home away from home and take in the sunset. Bring a page-turner to the wrap-around porch, doze by the hammock that swings lightly in the breeze, or sink into a private jacuzzi as you observe the changing colours of the sky. Learn more about this Airbnb here

Also read: Why You Seriously Have to Consider Hawaii for Your Next Trip

7 Dreamy Airbnbs in Maui That Are Worth the Splurge

Have you selected a wonderful home from this list? Complete your jet-setting adventure across the Hawaiian Islands by finding a home that fits you anywhere you go. Apart from these splurge-worthy Airbnbs in Maui, you might also want to check out other places to stay in Honolulu for your next beach-hopping vacation!


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