The rich history of Lahaina, Maui unfolds over more than a thousand years. At one point, it was even the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Today, it is a West Maui paradise for visitors in search of soft, sandy beaches, swank restaurants, great food trucks, cute boutiques, and a vibrant art scene. An Airbnb in Lahaina is the perfect place to stay to enjoy this magical corner of Maui.
Lahaina is the biggest town on the island and is really the best of Maui. Its location on the upper west coast of Maui makes it an exceptional beach sunset spot so it’s not surprising that there are so many swoon worthy oceanfront options for apartments and condos offered as Lahaina rentals.
From snorkeling and diving to boat tours, surfing, and whale watching, there’s plenty to do, day or night, on these Lahaina shores. World-famous Front Street is the social hub of the town.
And while Hawaii—and Maui in particular—is known for its resort offerings, an Airbnb rental offers more flexibility and privacy while still beating the price of most hotels here.
With that in mind, here are 13 of the very best Airbnb Lahaina, Maui vacation rentals:
Best Airbnb Maui – Lahaina Vacation Rentals
These Airbnbs range from apartments and townhouses to bungalows and large homes, each offering their own unique twist on popular amenities. Get ready to relax Maui-style.
1. Romantic Oceanfront Condo
You’ll struggle to find a more idyllic oceanfront condo in Maui than this one. Watch the boats, locals, and beach goers from your private fourth-floor balcony. The gorgeous Pacific Ocean and softly swaying palm trees are the soundtrack to your days here.
Take a dip in the pool to cool off in the Maui heat. Or head out the gate onto the beach itself. When you come back, you can fix a snack in the kitchen, or just lounge around in the open studio space of the apartment.
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this space is the option to wake up to the bird’s eye ocean view and pounding surf of the West Maui ocean.
Guest review: “Wonderful little place with a great view and location! Walking distance to the town of Lahaina with all the little shops and restaurants, and a drive away from every nice beach you can think of.”
2. Lahaina Home near Front Street Shops & Restaurants
This delightful, airy, open plan Airbnb Maui oceanfront space can accommodate a medium-sized group of six. It’s the perfect home near Front Street. The beamed ceiling makes it feel airy, as it’s raised in the middle. It gives the living area a large communal feel.
The comfort is palpable here. Sink into the deep sofa while gazing into the turquoise ocean through the large windows. The view is even better from the dining area. Sunset dinners are a must!
Speaking of which: The pristine white kitchen area extends along one wall, allowing for socializing while cooking.
There’s also a deck and furnished private lanai area, where you can soak up the warm island breezes while sipping on a cool beverage. After dark? Watch the stars twinkle from the lovely outdoor hot tub.
Guest review: “Kevin and Kelly are terrific. Quick to respond and very welcoming. The home is beautiful, exceptionally well-stocked and well-appointed. Everything was sparkling clean. We appreciate it and would definitely come back!“
3. Oceanfront Condo with Panoramic Views
What’s the #1 thing you’re looking for in a Hawaiian vacation? Easy access to the warm sea here, no doubt. So ideally, you’ll base somewhere where it’s easy to take a dip. This oceanfront condo, which sleeps two guests, is just the ticket with a sixth floor balcony for a view across those waters.
Simply head downstairs to enjoy the beach, the pool, and even the jacuzzi in the common areas. This studio space is perfect, providing all the essential holiday amenities including a cozy kitchenette. Still, chances are good that you’ll keep that big sliding door to the balcony open most of the time.
Guest review: “I wanted something special… the ocean, the views, the location… And Elaine’s Condo was above our expectations… so close to the beautiful beach… fantastic sunsets from our Lanai each night… watch and hear the waves rolling into shore all night.. Paradise on Earth!”
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4. Aina Nalu Condo near Front Street
If you’re here to explore the social scene in Lahaina town, you’ll want to find a rental in Lahaina near Front Street. This pretty condo checks that box. Aina Nalu is in the heart of downtown Lahaina, and when you get there, you’ll understand why they call this complex the Fern Building.
Surrounded by lush greenery, you’ll feel a sense of calm, even though you’re barely five minutes from the hubbub of the harbor and Front Street’s restaurants and shops.
The living space is particularly creative, providing a surprisingly well-outfitted kitchen looking out onto a comfortable lounge. And the subtle Hawaiian and island influences—check out the ceiling fan—are a wonderful addition to the entire apartment.
Guest review: “This was a perfect place to stay in Maui! It is a short walk from Front Street where there are many great eating places and stores to shop in. The condo was beautifully decorated, clean, and reasonably priced.”
5. Oceanfront Lahaina Studio with Spectacular Views
You can’t beat floor-to-ceiling glass walls or doors, especially if you’re living in an oceanfront studio on the beach. Another benefit here is the use of the generous facilities in the complex: a pool and a gorgeous sunny lawn to take advantage of.
But the highlight is undoubtedly the sweet balcony that looks out over the ocean and the beach. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a sunset drink. (The little turtle motif on the floor tiles is super-cute, too.)
In between coffee and wine, you could walk over to Front Street for window shopping or slip through the gate to the private beach down below.
Guest review: “Best place to stay in Lahaina! Couldn’t have asked for a better location. I will stay here anytime I come to Maui!”
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6. Ocean’s Paradise
The hosts of Ocean’s Paradise describe their Airbnb vacation home as “peaceful”, with a state-of-the-art kitchen to enjoy. Located in a gated complex, this sweet rental includes floor-to-ceiling windows, king-sized beds, and large spacious rooms, making this oceanside paradise top drawer.
The living space alone is big enough to be its own entire apartment, and as far as kitchens go, this one could be on the cover of a design magazine. If somehow you can drag yourself from this unbelievable space, cut across the street and you’re on the beach!
Or you can enjoy one of the resort’s pools (one of them is for adults only for those who prefer to be away from children). But be sure to reserve at least one meal for the spectacular marble dining table. Afterwards, choose a book from the lending library or gather around the piano for a sing-along. Superb!
Guest review: “Love love loved this place! It was clean and had so many things to offer! We loved walking on the beach, going swimming, and it was so close to the town! Couldn’t have had a better time!”
7. Old Lahaina Oceanfront One Bedroom
Vacation rentals in Lahaina, Maui are all about the beach, which is a major draw for families, too. This is a top-rated Lahaina Airbnb option for a couple with a small child or two.
Situated on Front Street, this beautiful one bedroom condo places you in the heart of old Lahaina, with the convenience of a nearby beach or use of the pool and communal BBQs.
Baby Beach is a short walk from here. It’s ideal for young children in particular as there are no large waves. Of course, you could also walk to Front Street in a jiff.
Relax on the lanai with your favorite vacation read. The sunsets are simply breathtaking…It’s what West Maui Lahaina shores are known for.
Guest review: “Saw sea turtles all day every day. There are stairs and as long as you go the right time of day you won’t get beat up by the waves and you can go snorkeling right out front! I swam with a family of 3 sea turtles. No one around me. It was epic!”
8. Lahaina Maui Ocean Front Studio with Ocean View
As you’ve surely noticed by now, an oceanfront studio is a popular Airbnb option in Lahaina. This one at the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort has the added benefit of a reef-protected beach out front. It’s perfect for swimming, or just sunbathing if you’re feeling lazy.
If you’d prefer to watch the yachts drift by from the landscaped tropical garden, the deck chairs and pools await. And when the day comes to an end, head back up to your 4th floor oasis and soak up those last rays from the balcony.
Guest review: “5 stars all around! Only beach front hotel located on Front Street, it doesn’t get any better than this.”
9. Lahaina Town 2BR Condo, 2 Blocks to Front Street & Beach
This gorgeous condo was recently renovated so the granite counters, new king and queen beds, and kitchen are all in great order, which is always a lovely plus when you’re on vacation.
The light wood theme in the kitchen and living area make for a warm and inviting atmosphere; it’s like you’re stepping into a hotel lobby every time you enter. And that giant TV in the lounge draws you into the deep sofas just opposite. Movie night, anyone?
Of course, it’s not a Maui apartment without a lanai with an ocean view to sit on, and you have access to the pools and common areas of the complex. Beyond that, it’s easy to walk everywhere you want to go, including Front Street, just two blocks away.
Guest review: “This place was awesome! The hosts continually made sure we were enjoying our stay and felt at home! Definitely will be back to this place as soon as I can.”
10. Bamboo Studio Bungalow at Kulani Maui
Enjoy the ultimate eco-friendly holiday in Maui. This boutique hotel bungalow is made from natural materials . As one of six on the property, you’ll enjoy having a small community of fellow travelers here, too.
Think hardwood floors, louvered windows, and little Hawaiian touches in the design and decor. There’s even a wooden tree trunk in the bathroom that makes a shower here feel like it’s outdoors! You can also rinse off from the beach in the outdoor shower, too.
While there’s not a full kitchen here, you’ll still enjoy the basics like a fridge and coffeemaker. (You might be too busy hitting the surf at nearby Polanau beach to worry too much about cooking meals here though.)
Guest review: “Truly a hidden gem in Lahaina. Photos don’t do justice as you have to experience it for yourself to know the amount of thought and effort Heather and Pavel have put into every bit of this experience.”
11. Boutique Ginger Bungalow Near Ocean
The name “Ginger Bungalow” should pique the interest of any traveler with an adventurous streak. And much like its sister bungalow (see above), this one at the Kulani Maui is unique.
The highly polished hardwood is utterly gorgeous and seems to elevate the scene into the realm of hyper luxury. The arched ceiling also adds volume to the space, with sun-drenched natural light flowing through the windows.
And this bungalow offers a larger outdoor deck area than the studio above. Eeven the lounger feels hand-carved and truly unique. As with all bungalows in the hotel, there is free parking on premises for one car.
Guest review: “If you are planning on spending any time near Lahaina look no further for a beautiful, authentic, peaceful place to call home. The design of the entire property was well thought out and the decor of the interiors was gorgeous.”
12. Lahaina Shores #301
Two sides of the living space in this beautiful Lahaina Shores corner unit apartment are glass. That means that the huge interior of the entire apartment is sunny and bright, and offers both a dynamic ocean view and mountain view off the Lahaina Shores coastline.
Both sides also open up onto balconies or lanai, making the apartment somehow even larger when the sliding glass is open. Inside, the furnishings in the entire apartment are delightful, tasteful, and inviting.
No concerns here about free parking for your rental car, either. The bus stop is right outside! Best of all, should you want to see some shops or grab some food, the 505 Front Street shopping complex is right next door to the Lahaina Shores complex!
Guest review: ”This place is an absolute gem!! The location is right by downtown Lahaina, so we pretty much walked around a lot. The condo was beautifully decorated and spacious enough for our family.”
13. Three Story Oceanfront Townhouse
Just a short ride from Lahaina town center, you’ll find this charming three bedroom home, virtually on the beach. It’s big enough to accommodate six, even on the lanai, where the impossibly blue waters provide the ultimate backdrop for a casual lunch.
The master bedroom is a gem here, leading out onto its own balcony overlooking that ocean. Plus, there’s a third loft bedroom on the 3rd floor that kids will adore!
There’s no shortage of the regular Airbnb popular amenities, either. If you’re not quite feeling the ocean waves, you can always cozy up by the pool, which is so close to the ocean, you might as well be in the Maui sea anyway.
Guest review: “The BEST location hands down! The cutest gated community and felt very safe. Walking distance to downtown Lahaina which was amazing. Would love to stay here again in the future!”
Final Thoughts on Lahaina Airbnb Rentals
Pack your bags for Lahaina! Wherever you stay, Maui will captivate your spirit and lull you into tropical bliss.
But wouldn’t it be even more amazing to stay in the former capital of the kingdom? I hope this list has tempted you to book a spectacular Airbnb vacation rental in Lahaina for your next getaway to West Maui.
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