Luna House in the Heart of Paia, Maui

Paia, Hawaii


Located in central Paia, a short walk to beach, restaurants, bars, grocery, bank, boutiques. A thoughtfully remodeled c. 1934 plantation cottage, 832 SF, with modern amenities. Including: Ceiling Fans in bedrooms, office, living room and kitchen; A/C in bedrooms and office; Full-size fridge, Micro-hood, Dishwasher, oven and induction cooking pads, Toaster Oven; Wifi: Spectrum Cable 200 Internet: No cableTV. Easily log into your accounts using Roku interface: 55" 4K Ultra HD TV in Living Rm.; 40" Samsung HD 1080p TV in Kitchen; Outdoor shower w/ hot water;-) ; Washer and dryer. Propane Gas Grill;
Although permitted as a B & B, it is rented to only1 tenant. You will have private use of the home. Up to (2) bedrooms, 1-bath, office Rm, living room and kitchen. Maximum of (4) Guests INCLUDING CHILDREN OF ANY AGE. I sometimes accept shorter bookings , but only within about 30-days of arrival, around longer bookings. I hope that you will understand that accepting short duration reservations far in advance creates Swiss cheese of the booking calendar, and precludes longer bookings. Hotel/Laptop safes in each bedroom. Luna House is well provisioned, probably better than any rental you have experienced.
Parking for up to (2) vehicles (by registered guests only)

Office Rm.: No one can sleep in the office! It is not a bedroom or nursery. It features a tech desk with ergonomic task chair; Book shelves.

Front guest lanai / BBQ area is in the midst of significant upgrades in between bookings. A covered BBQ / cooking area is becoming increasingly functional. It currently has a a sink, interim stainless steel cart, and temporary lighting. Eventually, it will feature counters, electrical, and a bar fridge to facilitate the option for meal preparation in a lanai courtyard setting.

Note: Pictured Living room now features a sectional sofa w/ slip cover.

Maui County Permit BBPH-2017-0005
G.E.T./T.A.T: 171-022-1312-01



  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Whale Watching


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Basketball Court
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Not Sure


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawaii - USA)


  • Village


  • Near The Ocean


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV


  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Safe
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Wifi Speed
  • Office
  • Free Wifi


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

Park only in 1 of the 2 designated onsite parking spaces closest to the house. Parking prohibited in narrow private roadway. Only registered guests

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

42 Reviews

    Fantastic stay at Luna Place

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2022
    Submitted Jul 15, 2022

    I could not imagine having a better stay in Paia. The location is walking distance to shops, restaurants, yoga, and the beach. The home itself felt like a true home away from home and there were so many small details that made the stay wonderful. The outdoor shower, lanai area, beach supplies, and well-appointed kitchen were some of our favorites.

    Great place in heart of Paia

    5/5 Stayed Jun 12, 2022
    Submitted Jul 8, 2022

    This was a great property, very well outfitted for a comfortable family stay. Our host was amazing and the house was in a great location.

    Outstanding Property!

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2022
    Submitted Jun 13, 2022

    This is probably the most immaculate, well stocked, and thoughtfully crafted VRBO we have ever stayed (Hawai'i and beyond)! James is a wonderful host and genuinely wants his guests to have a 5 star experience. The one minor question we had for him was resolved immediately and he responded quickly throughout the booking process. This home has everything you will need if you like to cook, hang out at the beach (chairs, linens, snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers, ect), or relax on the patio. There wasn't a speck of dust when we checked in and everything was professionally cleaned. We always expect some bugs when we stay in Hawai'i (just the nature of the area), but there were NONE here! The location is easy walking distance of downtown shops/restaurants and local's in the heart of everything. We'll absolutely try to book again next time we are in Maui!

    Luna House a perfect location for a Maui vacation

    5/5 Stayed Mar 5, 2022
    Submitted Mar 12, 2022

    This is our first visit to Maui and we wanted to stay at a location away from the large resort areas. Paia is a wonderful small town on the north coast. Luna House, owned by Jim Huntington, is a comfortable, well-appointed cottage just a block from the main intersection in Paia. It’s easy walking to terrific restaurants, funky boutiques, and a beach. Jim is an excellent & friendly host. Everything we needed was available at Luna House. We would definitely return here.

    Great stay in Paia

    5/5 Stayed Jan 8, 2022
    Submitted Jan 28, 2022

    Location of house is within walking distance of beaches, restaurants, many shops and a short drive to beautiful countryside. Well cared for home with well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the outside shower and patio area with water feature and beautiful plants and trees. Our family of four was very comfortable and enjoyed our two week stay very much. Jim is a great host. Highly recommended rental.

    Great spot and house!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 17, 2021
    Submitted Nov 26, 2021

    Awesome location right in Paia. Jim was easy to communicate with and helpful. The house is lovely! Best part was the outdoor shower and the little patio. Super functional kitchen as well. Would stay again!

    Excellent Stay

    5/5 Stayed Oct 21, 2021
    Submitted Oct 28, 2021

    Clean, convent location. Couldn’t ask for more.

    Best Part of Our Maui Trip!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 30, 2021
    Submitted Oct 18, 2021

    My 8 yo daughter and I loved staying in Paia at Jim's amazing oasis. We both felt so comfortable and happy there. The outdoor shower and getting a shaved ice from across the street were my daughter's fave daily activities. I loved walking down to the private turtle beach and having so many magical moments there. I could go on and on about how wonderful and lucky we felt that we got to stay at Jim's vrbo location. Thank you so much Jim!!! Paia is a beautiful town and it's perfectly located so it is easy to enjoy the island fully.

    Best VRBO we’ve had on Maui so far!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 13, 2021
    Submitted Sep 26, 2021

    This is our 3rd visit to Maui and this is the best VRBO we’ve had. The house is well taken care of and had everything we needed. Jim welcomed us when we arrived and graciously let us stay longer on check out day to accommodate our late departure. We would definitely consider this property again!

    Best stay ever

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2021
    Submitted Sep 5, 2021

    Jim was amazing and so eager to make sure all our needs were met. The plantation style house had all the amenities you could ever want and MORE! The house is located a short walk away from the center of Paia which was very nice. If we ever return to Paia again, the Luna House is where we will stay.

    Excellent stay & host!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2021
    Submitted Jul 28, 2021

    A sweet & well appointed plantation house in a prime downtown Paia location, with lots of extras included! We had an excellent stay here with our two kids! James was a wonderful host, allowed us to check in early & check out late…which was an amazing perk given our flight times! There are drinks waiting in the fridge & all kinds of beach items provided for our daily use. I would rent here in a heartbeat again!

    The Paia House is I N C R E D I B L E

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2021
    Submitted Jun 28, 2021

    My family and I had an absolutely amazing time while staying at James’ property in Paia. The house is even better in person, with absolutely everything we could have possibly needed. James is the best host I’ve ever had the pleasure of renting from, and I have stayed at PLENTY of rental properties on various vacations. He was so communicative, kind and considerate, and helped make our Maui trip truly magical. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to supercharge your trip!

    Better than a resort, perfect location

    5/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2021
    Submitted Jun 25, 2021

    If all you want to do is sit on 1 beach and have overpriced drinks delivered to you, this is not the place for you. This is for those of you who want to have adventures, explore and get some privacy too! Paia is a great little town and you can walk to multiple shops, coffee, restaurants all within 5 mins of your front door. I recommend the car to go to the beach (never had a problem finding parking), but that is just a 5 minute drive away. You'll want the car to carry all the toys, towels and umbrellas (the house is well stocked with gear!). Just down the road is a nice beach with plenty of snorkeling and turtles, if you walk over to Secret Beach, look along the sea wall as we saw about 200!!! turtles swimming and eating. During our stay (one of many to Maui) we hit up just about every part of the island from Hana to Lahaina to Wailuku to Wailea. Lots of beaches and plenty of fresh fish and fruit to prepare your own meals in your own kitchen (or just order take out or dine in!). Very well equipped house, great host (Jim), nice neighbors and an awesome location. I would definitely stay here again!

    Amazing location, better hospitality

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2021
    Submitted Jun 20, 2021

    This was the perfect property for our vacation. The owner was more than accommodating and helpful in helping us feel welcome. Would stay there again without a second thought.

    Zen Home

    5/5 Stayed May 11, 2021
    Submitted May 20, 2021

    Perfect Zen house for family and friend get away!!!

    AMAZING!!! I would stay forever if I could

    5/5 Stayed Jan 6, 2020
    Submitted Jan 16, 2020

    This was the best property we've ever stayed at on any of our travels!!! The Luna House was absolutely lovely - clean, relaxing, and well stocked. A bunch of beach equipment and kitchen items were made available to us, and the property manager Jim was an absolute joy to meet! The home has a lovely porch setting in the front, and a huge beautiful kitchen. The walkability of the neighborhood is incredible, lots of great restaurants and shops around, live music some nights at the club nearby, a health food store, a great beach just minutes away! Paia is in a perfect location, only a short 15 minutes from the airport. Truly, we wish we never had to leave! Mahalo nui loa Jim, we hope to be back very soon!!!

    Lovely getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 31, 2019
    Submitted Nov 7, 2019

    The Luna house is set up perfectly with all the accommodations you need for a relaxing stay. We loved the access to the beach equipment! Loved the bohemian vibes and all the extra attention to details ! We hope to be back again someday . Thanks again Jim! - Jamie and Scott

    Great bungalow, great location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2019
    Submitted Sep 22, 2019

    Really enjoyed our stay at the Luna house, hope to return again soon. Paia is a gem.

    Great location and lovely property.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2019
    Submitted Jul 18, 2019

    It was a pleasant experience renting this property.

    Cute, cozy, and close to everything

    5/5 Stayed Apr 9, 2019
    Submitted Apr 14, 2019

    This is an outstanding rental property. It is within walking distance to everything in Paia. James has thought of everything within the home. Best VRBO rental ever!

    Excellent location comes with some town noise

    4/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2019
    Submitted Apr 10, 2019

    The location is excellent in terms of walking distance to town, restaurants and the beach. The house is very clean and well appointed; the host is excellent. There is a restaurant bar across the alley that played live music till midnight 4 out of the 8 nights we stayed there requiring the use of the AC unit to drown out the noise. There are also chickens in the rear yard that wake up early but this seems to be a thing everywhere on Maui.

    Couldn't ask for more!!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 20, 2019
    Submitted Mar 27, 2019

    Loved the location. Loved the hospitality. Loved the space for my family to spread out. Have everything we wanted and need. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    Thoughtful Details

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2019
    Submitted Feb 21, 2019

    James met us on our arrival and was very welcoming and explained everything in detail. Very nice guy. He's done such a great job and remodeling his place and making it everything you could want in a vacation home. Loved how it was so close to restaurants, the beach and major Maui sights. I highly recommend it!

    Awesome place and even better host.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2018
    Submitted Jan 4, 2019

    If you want a real Hawaiian experience in a very Hawaiian town, you must pick the Luna House. The house was beautiful and James was the best host we have ever had. His attention to detail is second to none. You will not be disappointed.

    Jim's house is ideal. The proximity to the beach, the size, and amenities of the home are perfect.

    5/5 Stayed Dec 22, 2018
    Submitted Jan 1, 2019

    We had an excellent visit to Maui and believe that Paia is the perfect location. It is a nice, central location. Jim's house is in great condition. Beds are super comfortable, shower is awesome, and he provides beach gear (umbrella, chairs, towels) which made beach-going really easy. Highly recommend staying at the Luna House!

    Fantastic property in a great location!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 8, 2018
    Submitted Dec 13, 2018

    We cannot wait to come back! Jim is a gracious and knowledgeable host, and his home had every comfort and amenity imaginable. The house is so comfortable to hang out in and walk to local beach (where we saw so many turtles every night). There is a fantastic Whole Foods type market around the corner. You're also in very convenient spot for Road to Hana, which we did twice, the second time making the full circle. We cannot say enough about this home and are looking forward to our return. Thank you so much, Jim!

    Super clean and stocked

    5/5 Stayed Dec 4, 2018
    Submitted Dec 27, 2018

    It was a pleasure staying here. Jim keeps the place immaculate and well stocked with all the extras. Personally welcomed us, nice kitchen supplies and cookware (better than I have ever seen), condiments, coffee/tea, cold beverages including beer and wine upon arrival! Amazing! (maybe a small stool to reach high shelfs, there was a step ladder). Evening noise was a little challenging with toddler and 6 mo old (we live in a quite house, so not use to the hustle bustle), thank goodness for white noise app on the phone.. I would recommend he include white noise machines in both front bedrooms. Love to hang dry cloths, but not enough room for all, had to run the dryer more then I would have liked to get cloths dry.. not sure about that. Loved the outdoor shower! Thank you Jim for your hospitality and patience with us as we mixed up check out times with a future accommodations and didn't get out of there on time. Also left a few items behind and Jim was so gracious about getting them back to us. Would love to stay here again, especially without my kids, but so thankful he allowed our kids into his home as it was so nice to be able to walk into town, down to beach and go on day trips from the house. Again, Many thanks and looking forward to next time! Mahalo, Valerie and Family PS- watch out for poop in alley way from nice neighbor dog.. Jim has done all he can to mediate this (and i think he even cleans it up himself most of the time), but I stepped in some one evening coming home after dark. Isn't the first time and probably won't be the last. lol

    Outstanding experience! Jim went above and beyond in every way.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 4, 2018
    Submitted Nov 10, 2018

    The photos don’t do this place justice. It’s cozy, clean, and very relaxing to get to stay here. Being close walking distance to beaches, shops and food was wonderful.

    Beautiful home in the heart of Paia

    5/5 Stayed Oct 13, 2018
    Submitted Oct 15, 2018

    Our stay at the Luna House was wonderful! Everything was so warm and welcoming, there was even a bottle of white wine chilled for us! Everything was cleaned immaculately and labeled with clear instructions. Quiet location despite being so close to Hana Hwy and was a perfect departure spot for our journey on the Road to Hana!

    Great place to stay in Paia!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2018
    Submitted Oct 24, 2018

    Jim was a terrific host. He provided everything we needed to make this a memorable vacation. We loved the location ... easy walking to all that Paia offers. The house was very clean and comfortable. We had more space than we needed. Jim directed us to the best local restaurants and beaches. We would absolutely stay here again. Thanks!

    Wonderful place to stay in Paia!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2018
    Submitted Aug 24, 2018

    This is a beautiful original plantation home in the heart of Paia. You can't ask for a better host than James. He has the true spirit of Aloha with his warm welcome and making sure we had everything for our stay. He took the time to answer many questions I had about Maui in general, since this was our first visit to the island and gave us a local's perspective on where to dine, beaches to visit and hikes not to miss. The home's location is in the heart of town so Paia Bay, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. Luna House is a nice launch pad to start the road to Hana, which is what we did during our vacation or a good base camp to explore the eastern side, upcountry and Haleakala region. Our family of 5 loved our time in this comfortable and clean home. Mahalo James!

    Great location!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2018
    Submitted Jul 27, 2018

    House was very clean and perfect for families. The host was very kind and generous. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended!

    Cool place!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2018
    Submitted Jul 20, 2018

    We totally enjoyed our stay in Paia. Jim’s house has everything you need and more. It’s in a great location, too! We will definitely recommend this place to our family and friends.

    Best place to stay in Maui

    5/5 Stayed May 18, 2018
    Submitted Jun 3, 2018

    Couldn’t have had a more perfect stay. Jim was a fantastic host, and he did a wonderful job with the place. The kitchen and bathroom was stocked with any essentials we might have needed. Jim did warn us about music from the bar next door, but we never heard it because we were always so exhausted from our jam packed days. Paia is the perfect home base for visits to Haleakala, the road to Hana, and other sites in the Upcountry. The town itself was charming and had some of the best food on all of Maui. The public beach was only a short walk away, and was pristine and secluded, we had almost the whole thing to ourselves! 100% would stay again, and will be recommending to all our friends!

    Great location and wonderful house!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2018
    Submitted May 4, 2018

    This was truly better than advertised! The charm and character of an older home but renovated perfectly with all the modern conveniences. I enjoyed my stay here and had no concerns. It felt safe, clean and comfortable like home away from home. The kitchen made me want to cook but we didn't have enough time to enjoy the local restaurants as it was. The owner was great to interact with and was a wealth of knowledge and helped us get the most out of our time in Paia. I'm already looking forward to the next time! I never write reviews and thought maybe I shouldn't because selfishly you don't want to help make it too busy for next time but the stars were well deserved!

    Awesome house, perfect location

    5/5 Stayed Apr 23, 2018
    Submitted May 1, 2018

    The house is beautiful, very clean, and in the perfect location to explore Paia. Jim was a fantastic host—very quick to respond to questions, gave great recommendations for restaurants, bars, and activities, and overall just made us feel very welcome in his lovely home! The only bad part was that we only booked one night—once we arrived we didn’t want to leave! Paia is great, the house was perfect for our group of 4 and Jim is the best! Thanks so much, Jim! We will definitely be booking again on our next trip to Maui!

    Simple & beautiful vintage house in beach community. Right in the heart of town.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2018
    Submitted Apr 4, 2018

    Jim was a very accommodating & accessable host. Great attention to decorative detail as well as amenities like bath products, lots of towels & well stocked kitchen. Great choice for a family or group of friends. 5 min walk to beach. A good antidote for “resort fatigue “, it feels like real Hawaii here!

    Great clean, functional, and charming!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 15, 2018
    Submitted Feb 23, 2018

    First, the property owner, Jim, was the most gracious host we could ever ask for. He was always available and very accommodating whenever we had questions about the property or needed travel advice. The house itself was clean, up to date, and well stocked with extra amenities and accessories above and beyond a typical vacation rental. The location is great if you like to be right in the mix of things, you can't get any closer to paia town than the luna house. That being said, you can definitely hear the hustle and bustle from the near by streets and music from the restaurants at night, although it wasn't over the top and did not bother or disrupt our comfort level during our stay. Jim keeps a lovely back yard full of wild birds and fruit trees which is nice to look upon from the kitchen window. The beach is a close walk, along with good restaurant services and shopping. Overall, we were very impressed with the luna house and Jim's hospitality and will definitely be coming back!

    Great location

    5/5 Stayed Jan 9, 2018
    Submitted Jan 23, 2018

    We enjoyed our stay at James’ place, very nice remodel and a great location for exploring Paia and Kahului. Wish we had a couple more days to enjoy the BBQ and the beach!

    Essence of Paia captured Perfectly.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 25, 2017
    Submitted Oct 31, 2017

    We knew little of Paia when booking our stay but soon learned it may be one of the most laid back hippy surfer towns we have ever been to and James's house embodies that vibe perfectly. James greeted us with a big smile when we arrived and gave us a great tour of the property and the amenities. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. James has done a wonderful job on the renovations of the home and even though he claims the landscaping is just started it is already feeling like a tropical get away. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting out under the canopy that is set up in the front yard eating breakfast getting ready for the day and as a way to wind down at the end of our adventures. When we hopefully make it back to Paia we will be sure to book it around availability of the Luna House. Thank you James for making our Trip just that much better.

    Great stay!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 17, 2017
    Submitted Oct 22, 2017

    Great emplacement, all the necessary, very nice owner, confortable, clean and functional.

    Beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2017
    Submitted Oct 18, 2017

    James the owner of the property greeted us at the door, showed us through the property had it stocked with cold water, coffee, juice and many other amenities. Each bedroom had there own air conditioner along with fans in each room. Close to downtown Paia. A great place for a vacation


      Paia, Hawaii

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