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

Times are bit off ever since 2020 threw us a curve ball and sadly getting yourself to a tropical island isn’t as easy as it used to be.  Fortunately for you there’s a simple solution to finding paradise without having to leave the United States and that solution is Hawaii.

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. 

This compiled list of the best Airbnb Maui vacation rentals will have you packing your bags in no time.  

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.

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
Noahs Hideaway Airbnb in Kaanapali Maui

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Noah’s Hideaway

  • Location: Kaanapali
  • Price: $349
  • Highlight: Hosts, pool, hot tubs & sauna

If you want a stay at a luxurious bed and breakfast close to one of Maui’s best beaches then Noah’s Hideaway is one of the best airbnbs in Maui and the stay for you.  Located in West Maui overlooking the Ka’anapali Golf Course, this airbnb Kaanapali is walking distance to all the best things to do in Kaanapali including the beach, high end shopping and all the must eat restaurants in Ka’anapali.

The modern stay is elegant in decor and has all the amenities that you could ask for including mini fridge, coffee maker and microwave.  Plus the en-suite bathroom will make you feel like the queen (or king) that you are.

The highlight of the stay has to be the hosts but the pool, hot tub and sauna are also enjoyable.

If you run out of things to do in Maui (which you won’t) you can hang out at the entertainment deck (BBQ, Pizza Oven, Prep Area including sink, refrigerator, dining area) or you can enjoy the indoor gym or pool table.  You can’t go wrong with booking a stay at Noah’s Hideaway.

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Peoples Cabana Airbnb in Lahaina Maui

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Paradise cabana

  • Location: Olowalu
  • Price: $1200
  • Highlight: Private pool & cabana.  Privacy.  Luxury.

The Paradise Cabana is the creme de la creme of Airbnbs in Maui.  This 4 bedroom/3 bath house has 3 bedrooms in the main house and a 1 bedroom in the pool house.  Yes this stay comes complete with a private pool and cabana!

If you want seclusion in a private oasis surrounded by fruit and palm trees with an ocean view then you’ve hit the jackpot with this spot.  This is the ultimate entertaining stay in Maui.  There’s a built in BBQ, custom finishes throughout the home, coi ponds, a large open yard, a secluded pool, cool or warm dip spa and multiple outdoor showers.

Relax in luxury with views of the ocean, West Maui Mountains and Lahaina.  Launiupoko beach park is a short jaunt away which is a great beginners surf spot.

Just South of Lahaina and a short 10 minute drive you’ll be by all the best restaurants that Lahaina has to offer.

If price isn’t a problem or you’re traveling with a large group go for it and splurge on this slice of paradise.

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/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

Stunning Beach Front Townhouse

  • Location: Kihei
  • Price: $350
  • Highlight: Beach front, sleeps 6.

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

The two bedroom, two bath townhouse has vaulted ceilings and well equipped with all of the comforts of home.  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 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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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
Bamboo Temple Airbnb in Maui

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Bamboo Temple

  • Location: Haiku, Maui
  • Price: $359 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 one bedroom, one bath cabin comes with a full kitchen, panoramic views, skylight for star gazing and even an outdoor shower to rinse off at after a day of playing on the beach.

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.

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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