Spyglass Rentals - Bicycle Inn.
Posted Jan 23, 2012
It's an older property and the main bathroom needs work, also needs a new fridge. It's nice to have a full kitchen and the rooms were clean, but the bathroom has some mold around the tub. Also there was an ongoing problem with the wireless connection, making it difficult to look after my business while I was there.
To her credit, Poni did her best to deal with any problems that arose as soon as she was aware of them. The area is quite scenic, but Paia does not really have a lot of the more basic services. If you want to buy high priced designer jewelry or a tattoo or a yoga class, Paia's the right place to be, but if you want to pick up a cheap pair of flip flops, or a new watch strap, or a spare memory card for your camera, you'll have to drive into Kahului (4 miles) and go to KMart or Walmart.
It's a good place for a budget holiday, and if you're a surfer, this is the place for you, as it's very close to the shoreline. It's also very handy to the Hana highway and to Haleakala and the upcountry region. The lanai at the back is a nice place to unwind, and there's a barbecue as well.
If you have heavy suitcases, you'll have to haul them up a narrow set of stairs to get to the 3-bedroom apartment upstairs, which can be very difficult and also dangerous.