Are you dreaming of a tropical vacation in Maui, Hawaii?  I put together a list of the best Airbnbs in Maui that will make your Hawaiian vacation unforgettable.

I’ve been lucky enough to call Maui my home for the past decade so you can trust me when I say that Maui is truly a paradise on Earth.  The best part is that you don’t even have to leave the United States to find it. 

From adventuring to hidden waterfalls to relaxing on a secluded beach, Maui appeals to any type of traveler.  That’s why I wanted to write a post about the best Airbnb Maui vacation rentals so you can spend less time searching for places to stay in Maui and more time planning your adventures.

I promise these stays will have you packing your bags in no time.  Let’s get to it.  

Many of the properties listed in this post are on multiple booking sites including VRBO, Airbnb & Booking.  I linked through the site with cheapest price because it feels damn good to save a little money! 

Where to stay in Maui on a budget

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Maui Areas

Maui is divided into 6 areas:

Most travelers stay in the leeward side of the island in West Maui or South Maui.  This is the best location of Maui to stay if you want to be close to lots of activities, beaches and restaurants.

I always recommend staying all over the island as you explore Maui.  Each area of Maui is unique and has its own personality.  This lets you experience more of Maui and spend less time in the car.

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    Before you Travel to Maui

    Quick Overview of the Best Airbnbs in Maui, HI

    Below I have listed the top 8 Maui Airbnbs & Maui vacation rentals and the reason it made the list.  This should make choosing your epic stay seamless.  Whether you are on a honeymoon, a relaxing beach vacation or looking for a tropical adventure , there’s an Airbnb in Maui for everyone.

    If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, keep scrolling for more details of the best Airbnbs in Maui.

    Airbnb Condos in West Maui

    Airbnb condos in West Maui
    Napili Shores Airbnb

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    Maui Airbnb in Napili

    Napili Shores Condo

    • Location:  Napili
    • Price:  $302
    • Highlight:  Napili Bay, Swimming, Snorkeling

    If your main objective when visiting Maui is to score some beach time then stay at this Napili Shores Condo.  Not only is this a great Maui vacation rental if you are traveling on a budget but it’s located on one of Maui’s most beautiful beaches.

    Napili Shores Resort boasts 6 acres of oceanfront on the shores of Napili Bay.  You’ll be living in a postcard during your entire stay.  The stunning grounds overlook the islands of Molokai and Lanai  and you’ll be greeted with  stunning sunsets and whale watching if you’re traveling here during the winter. 

    The beach is one of the best beaches for swimming and Honokeana Cove is close by perfect for snorkeling.  The Sea House restaurant sits on the North end of the beach and has one of the best happy hours on Maui.  

    Napili is a small town next to Kapalua located about 20 minutes North of Lahaina.  Stay at this Maui Airbnb for the price and the beach. 

    Vacation Rental in Kaanapali Maui

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    Airbnb Kaanapali, Maui

    The Mahana

    • Location:  Kaanapali | West Maui
    • Price:  $449
    • Highlight:  Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Water Activities, Views

    Perched on the water’s edge is The Mahana.  As soon as you step foot into this Airbnb in Kaanapali you are greeted with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.  Floor-to-ceiling stretch along the entire ocean-facing front of the unit. 

    The open floor plan offers a spacious environment.  The light and airy design sets the scene for a relaxing and stressless beach vacation.  Sunrises and sunsets will never be the same.

    Located on another one of Maui’s premier beaches, swimming, snorkeling, cliff jumping, shopping, eating and drinking opportunities are right at your door step.  

    If you want a stay at a luxurious stay close to all the best things to do in Kaanapali then the Mahana, one of the best airbnbs in Maui is the stay for you. 


    Most glamorous Airbnb in Maui

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    Airbnb in Launiopoko Maui

    Paradise cabana

    • Location: Launiupoko
    • Price: $1295
    • Highlight: Private pool & cabana.  Privacy.  Luxury.

    The Paradise Cabana is the creme de la creme of Airbnbs in Maui.  This luxury Balinese 2-bedroom, 2-bath house comes complete with a private pool and cabana!

    If you want seclusion in a private oasis surrounded by bamboo foliage and fruit trees with an ocean view ,then you’ve hit the jackpot with this spot.  Pocket doors open to allow a large indoor / outdoor living area which creates lots of space to relax on your Maui vacation.

    Located in Launiupoko a town just outside of Lahaina on the hillside of the West Maui Mountains, you’ll be close to Launiupoko beach park which is a great beginners surf spot.  Lahaina town is also a few minutes away which has lots of tasty restaurants and things to do.  Plus you’ll be in close proximity to hiking and walking trails in the neighborhood.

    This is the perfect Maui Airbnb for your honeymoon, a romantic getaway or just wanting to relax in luxury.

    An upscale airbnb in Maui

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    Oceanfront 3 Bedroom home in Kahana

    • Location: Kahana
    • Price: $725
    • Highlight: Penthouse ocean view condo.  Balconies.

    If you’re traveling in a large group where you can split the cost or with a large family this is the perfect stay for you.  This is one of the best beachfront condos in Maui and offers some of the best views that West Maui has to offer.

    The 3 bedroom/3 bath is a corner oceanfront penthouse condo that is luxury at its finest.  Each room has its own balcony, bathroom and large closet.  Can we say whale watching from the balcony?  This airbnb Kahana comes equipped with every amenity you could need including a dining room and A/C which is always necessary in West Maui.

    The property has access to 2 pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, nearby restaurant, 2 workout rooms and BBQ grills by the beach and pools.   Located about 15 minutes North of Lahaina town, you’ll love the location of this penthouse condo set in West Maui.

    Aina Nalu Resort in Lahaina Maui

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    Aina Nalu

    • Location: Lahaina
    • Price: $185
    • Highlight: Swimming pools.  Location.

    If you want a prime location in the heart of historic Lahaina town with a resort atmosphere then hands down Aina Nalu is the perfect stay for you.  Located on a back street in Lahaina you are just steps away from Front Street, the main drag of Lahaina.  Check out Top 20 Things to do on Front Street.

    This airbnb in Lahaina is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath stay has everything you could want in a stay – large swimming pool, hot tub, A/C, modern amenities and kitchen.  Plus its walkable to all the best that Lahaina has to offer including the best restaurants, the harbor, shopping, surfing, the beach and the infamous banyan tree which spans almost an entire block.

    This is the perfect airbnb in Maui to stay if you are traveling with your partner and another couple as splitting the cost would run you about $50 a night.  This is also a family friendly alternative for housing and walkable to that bucket list luau you’ve always wanted to attend 🍹.  You won’t be disappointed with the location or pool in the paradise oasis.

    Airbnb in Puamana

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    House at Puanmana

    • Location: Lahaina
    • Price: $255
    • Highlight: Infinity pool.  Grounds.

    Located steps away from the beach on the south end of Lahaina is where you’ll find this stunning vacation rental in Maui at Puamana.  The house at Puamana is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house that can accommodate up to 8 people.  This is a great Airbnb vacation rental for a family.

    The grounds itself are like staying at a resort.  There are 3 pools, 1 of the pools being an infinity pool directly on the ocean, a tennis court, club house and for a small fee ($10) you can use the fitness center on property.

    There’s a great surf break directly out front and this stay has boogie boards, surf boards and stand up paddle boards at your disposal.  Lahaina town is less than a 5 minute drive and Ka’anapali Beach, one of the best stops while exploring West Maui is 10-15 minutes North by vehicle.

    Airbnbs in South Maui

    Best airbnbs in South Maui
    Kihei Airbnb

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    Airbnb on Sugar Beach in Kihei

    Beach Front Luxury

    • Location:  Kihei | South Maui
    • Price:  $479
    • Highlight:  Beach front, Views

    This beautiful Beach Front Luxury sits directly on Sugar Beach.  Sugar Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach that stretches for 5 miles

    The one bedroom, two bath stay has an upscale tropical tone and is well equipped with all of the comforts of home including air conditioning (a must for this part of the island).  Whale watch from your balcony and take in the ocean views.  This Maui vacation home is perfect for the beach lover. 

    The palms in Wailea Hi Airbnb

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    The Palms at Wailea

    • Location:  Wailea
    • Price:  $209
    • Highlight:  Open, modern design.  Ocean view.

    The Palms at Wailea stay is as stunning and luxurious as they come and could be the best airbnb in Maui.  The 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo was renovated last year and it has all the modern appliances, furniture, decor and a fully equipped kitchen.

    Wailea is upscale area in South Maui filled with some of Maui’s best resorts, restaurants and the best beaches.  The open design and ocean views will make you never want to leave.  Sunset views from the lanai is the perfect way to wind down the day after sightseeing around Maui.

    Dare I say the best beach on Maui, Big Beach (one of the best things to see in Wailea) is less than 10 minutes down the road.  You will love this airbnb in Wailea, Maui.

    Airbnb in Kihei, Maui, HI

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    Oceanfront Penthouse Airbnb Kihei

    • Location: Kihei
    • Price: $149
    • Highlight: Oceanviews.  Location.  Price.

    This oceanfront penthouse condo in Kihei is a steal for the price.  The open floor plan makes the place feel huge.  Equipped with a kingsize bed, fully equipped kitchen, living room and washer and dryer.  Everything you could want in a stay.

    Staying at this Kihei Airbnb also gives you access to several amenities including a pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, putting green and paddleboard rentals.

    Located in the beginning of Kihei, you are walking distance to several shops, restaurants, grocery stores and all the best things to do in Kihei.  A great stay for the price and if you are traveling Maui on a budget.

    Maui Airbnbs Upcountry

    Upcountry Maui airbnb
    Kula Star dome airbnb in Maui

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    Kula Star Dome

    • Location: Kula
    • Price: $295
    • Highlight: Star gazing.  A unique airbnb in Maui.

    If you enjoy star gazing, you can’t get closer to the stars then a stay at the Kula Star Dome.  Located at 2600 ft. elevation on the way to crater of Haleakala National Park, this is a way to comfortably be able to watch the stars with an unobstructed view.  Plus it is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Maui and one of the coolest Airbnbs in Hawaii put together.

    You stay in a heated, clear dome bubble hut that allows you to view the stars from the comforts of your own air bed.  It does get cold at night (yes it even snows on Maui) so the skylight loft with a king bed is included with the stay if you don’t want to spend the whole night in the dome bubble.

    Of course this Maui airbnb comes with all the modern amenities including Wifi, breakfast, parking and coffee.  This is the perfect Airbnb in Maui to stay at that gives you a short drive to witness sunrise atop Haleakala, to explore Upcountry Maui or to start driving the back road to Hana.

    Suite Van Maui

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    Stay everywhere on Maui

    Suite Van Maui

    • Location: Makawao
    • Price: $199
    • Highlight: House on wheels.  Stay anywhere on the island.

    Van life is all the rage right now and what better way to explore Maui than in a home on wheels.  The Suite Van Maui is a fully equipped van that comes with everything you need including a kitchen, a shower and a toilet!

    The best part about this tiny home on wheels is how eco friendly it is.  The van is solar powered and has a water filtration system on board to minimize the use of plastic bottles.  The van also comes equipped cookware, beach towels, beach chairs and even a portable grill on request.  Did I mention it also has WiFI?!

    If you’re short on time but want to get as much exploring in as possible the Suite Van Maui is the way to go.  It’s easy to drive, even on the iconic road to Hana or the West Maui loop.  Maui has several scenic campgrounds all over the island including Camp Olowalu, Waianapanapa State Park, and Hosmers Grove perfect parking over night.

    This is a perfect option if you are traveling on a budget and looking for cheap or free things to do in Maui.

    North Shore Airbnbs in Maui

    North shore Maui airbnbs
    A peaceful Airbnb in Maui, Hawaii

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    Bamboo temple Airbnb in Haiku, Maui

    Bamboo Temple

    • Location: Haiku, Maui
    • Price: $500 a night
    • Highlight:  Lush Rainforest, peace and serenity

    Experience harmony and serenity at this epic Airbnb in Hawaii at the Bamboo Temple.  Located on the North Shore of Maui tucked away in the rainforests of Haiku is this peaceful refuge.  The two bedroom, one bath cabin comes with a full kitchen, large wrap-around deck and your own private hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring around.

    Besides the romance and tranquil setting, this Airbnb in Maui is all about the location.  If you are short on time when exploring Maui the Bamboo Temple is a perfect home base to explore all that Maui has to offer.  Haiku is an ideal starting point to drive the iconic road to Hana and is only a half hour away from Paia, a charming Maui town.  

    South Kihei is less than an hour away which contains some of Maui’s best beaches and West Maui can be reached within an hour and a half depending on traffic.

    Surrounded by lush jungle, hiking trails and waterfalls, this is the perfect stay for couples as it gives off some serious romantic vibes.  Awaken your soul and gain more inspiration when you stay at the Bamboo Temple in Haiku, Maui.

    Room at Paia Inn

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    Paia Inn Hotel

    Paia Inn

    • Location: Paia
    • Price: $239
    • Highlight: Beachfront.  Location.

    Find rest and relaxation on the pristine North shore of Maui at the Paia Inn.  This airbnb Maui beachfront in the heart of Paia town.  This boutique hotel is walkable to all there is several Paia restaurants, shops and beaches.  Staying here is a great way to get an early start to driving the road to Hana.

    Gingerbread House Airbnb in Maui

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    Garden Gingerbread House Maui Airbnb

    Garden Gingerbread House

    • Location: Paia
    • Price: $280
    • Highlight: Unique stay in a mango tree.
    The Gingerbread House is another great airbnb in Maui located on the north shore less than a mile from Paia town.  Nestled in a mango tree, not only is this one of the most unique airbnbs in Maui but its one of the coolest vacation rentals in Hawaii.
    The stay is bright, open and airy.  The second floor has a bedroom with french doors opening to a private lanai.  Waking up has never been easier.  Sip coffee on the lanai and plot the days adventures.

    A ten minute walk will get you to Hookipa beach park where you can watch the windsurfers.  Or head the other way to enjoy lunch and shopping in Paia town.  Stay here for a cool ocean breeze in a unique setting on the tropical north shore.

    Hana Vacation Rentals

    Airbnbs in Hana, Maui
    Luxury Airbnbs in Maui
    Hana Hotel in Hana Maui

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    Bungalow at the Travaasa Resort

    • Location: Hana
    • Price: $600
    • Highlight:  Luxury in tranquility.  The best airbnb in Maui.

    ⭐️ A top pick for Airbnbs in Maui.

    The Travaasa is hands down one of the best hotels in Maui and a perfect place to stay for your honeymoon in Maui.  Located next to one of Maui’s most elusive red sand beaches, the Travaasa looks out onto Hana Bay.  

    Staying at this bungalow gives you access to all of the Travaasa Resorts best amenities.  The swimming pool is big and beautiful and you could spend all evening hopping from the pool to the hot tub.  

    There is also a restaurant on site which comes in handy when you’re out adventuring late and realize all the places to eat in Hana are closed.

    An airbnb in Hana, HI

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    The Fisher’s Hana Hale

    • Location: Hana
    • Price: $150
    • Highlight: Budget friendly.  Location in Hana town.

    If you don’t spend a few nights in Hana then you never get to experience all that Maui has to offer.  Hana is filled with incredible things to do and staying at the Fisher’s Hana Hale puts you in the perfect location.

    The Fisher’s Hana Hale is walking distance to Hana Bay, Hana town and the infamous Red Sand Beach.  This Airbnb in Hana, Maui is the entire bottom unit that sleeps up to 4 people.  

    The best part may be the kitchen as finding places to eat in Hana isn’t as easy a task as you’d imagine.  Most restaurants & food trucks close early (5 pm)  in Hana so having a kitchen to prepare your own meals after a long day of adventuring is clutch.

    Costing only $150 a night you can’t beat the price, location and amenities.  If you’re on a budget, check out the best places to stay in Maui on a budget.

    Hana cottage airbnb

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    Romantic Hana Hideaway

    • Location: Hana
    • Price: $372
    • Highlight: Nature and seclusion.

    If you’re looking for seclusion, serenity, adventure and tranquility all wrapped into one then you must spend a few nights in Eastern Maui.  The Romantic Hana Hideaway is nestled on the Hana coastline between Hana town and the Kipahulu entrance to Haleakala National Park where you can hike the infamous Pipiwai Trail.

    This luxury cottage is 2 bedroom, 2 bath house comes with amazing views, a covered lanai (porch) and a modern kitchen.  This stay is 2 miles away from Hamoa Beach and all the adventures to have in Hana.

    Stay here to relax, be in nature, have amazing views and reconnect with yourself or others!

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    And Voila! – Those are the best Vrbo’s & Airbnbs in Maui!  Do you have a favorite vacation rental in Maui?  Let me know in the comments below!

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