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Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet

Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet


Property Details

Updated: May 9, 2015
2Bed/2Bath Air Conditioned Comfort at Kanai A Nalu

Beachfront paradise! Enjoy whale watching and beautiful sunsets from your lanai and Sugar Beach in front of Kanai A Nalu (gentle surf). Your completely remodeled 'home away from home' has all of the comforts you need to make your island vacation unforgettable! Centrally located, this condo is perfect for couples or families. It's a great place for people who like to snorkel, dive, fish and sail, or for those who like to keep their feet on land while enjoying a fabulous ocean view! Enjoy watching the boats sail into Maalaea Harbor and visit Maui's #1 tourist attraction, the Maui Ocean Center, as well as shops and restaurants at the end of the street! If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, hi speed internet is available at no additional charge. New maple cabinets, Corian countertops, porcelain tile and wood floors enhance your vacation experience inside the condo. Island life is complete with ceiling fans in both bedrooms, the living room and dining room.

Being on top in our fourth floor, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo only makes the view better! The condo has easy elevator access and air conditioning on days when the trade winds aren't enough to keep your comfort level perfect. Everything has been made available to you for your stay from kitchen utensils to luxurious oversized beach towels, hair dryer to coffee maker; bring only a need for relaxation and yourselves. The whales come back every year from December to April to put on their incredible show which can be seen while having breakfast on the lanai or down on beautiful Sugar Beach, directly in front of Kanai A Nalu. If you're up for more adventure, the Maalaea Harbor just down the street, has daily boat tours to Molokini reef for snorkeling and scuba diving, or whale watching and sunset tours. World class golfing can be found all over Maui, some of the closest courses- Sandalwood, Waikapu, Lani and Elleair (Silversword) are within just a few minutes drive.

Centrally located on the island, only 10 minutes from the airport in Kahului and 15-20 minutes away from the tourist areas of Wailea and Lahaina, Kanai A Nalu is world's apart in it's solitude. The condo complex is on a quiet dead end street that ends at a park and 700 acre Kealia Nature Preserve. The other end of the street boasts the Maui Ocean Center (Aquarium), shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Unlike some other Maalaea properties that are only on a reef, Sugar Beach starts at Kanai A Nalu. This pristine beach stretches for miles to the east, in front of the nature preserve and its gentle surf is great for boogie boarding, snorkeling and beginning surfers. Due to the preserve, there is no development for the first several miles along this picturesque beach.

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Maalaea is a great place to start! You can lounge by our heated pool or snorkel with the giant sea turtles. If you'd like to cook your own meals, you can do so in our full size kitchen, or use the gas or charcoal BBQ by the pool-but if you'd rather let someone else do the work, one of the best restaurants on the island is just at the end of our street-The Waterfront.

Whatever your interests, make sure you save time for merely enjoying the sound of the surf and watching the waves, from the lanai or down on the beach and your time on Maui will have been well spent!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Mike and Lynnette Mote-currently living in northern Virginia

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Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui

Great place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I (along with our almost-2-year-old son) just finished up our one-week stay here. Simply put, it was wonderful. The view was of the best parts of each day was having dinner out on the lanai. In case you are wondering, I can verify that the condo looks exactly as it does in the photos on this site. We cooked a lot of our meals at the condo, usually using the on-site gas grills, which were very convenient.

The beach in front of the property was perfect for our little guy, with enough room to build sand castles, and surf that was calm enough that (after the first day or so) he was totally fine playing in the water. There was also an area about 100 yards down the beach that was sheltered a bit, so during low tide it served as sort of a shallow pool in the ocean.

Yes, the condo is not in one of the main towns, but we loved the centralized location, and found that it was very easy to get to other parts of the island.

The only real negative I can think of (and it really wasn't that big of a deal) is that we just so happened to be there while they were harvesting the nearby sugar cane fields. There was no burning, though, so it was just a matter of trucks running into the night. And apparently this only happens for one week every two years, so it's really not something most people will have to worry about. Most importantly, our little guy slept through it all anyway.

We will definitely look to stay here again on subsequent trips
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui

Great Maui location and view

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I are wrapping up a 25-night stay at this comfortable and centrally located condo, which allows easy access to the island's interesting destinations along the northwest, southwest, and northeast coasts of the island.

The master bed is very comfortable, and the selection of pillows is phenomenal (wish hotels were as considerate). Kitchen working surfaces are excellent, and the dishwasher, washer/dryer, and cabinets are all first-rate. The sheltered balcony has a great view of the ocean and Lanai, Molokini, and Maui’s southwest coast.

And the owner (Lynnette) is remarkably responsive when contacted for any reason.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5
This was my 6th visit to Maui as well as staying at the Kanai A Nalu condos. This condo has an amazing view from the 4th floor lanai and it is right next to the elevator making it even more convenient. We went during whale season and saw whales every morning right out our back door! This condo gave us the right height to see more of Maalaea Bay as well as the complex. The condo was extremely well stocked! We only needed to buy food! All our trash bags, detergent, dishwasher soap, hand soap, hair dryer, and more were provided! I slept on the pullout couch a couple times and it was the most comfortable pullout that I have ever slept on! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone and everyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui
Caledonia, MI


  • 5 of 5
I spent 6 1/2 enjoyable weeks at this wonderful condo. Thanks so much Lynnette and Mike for sharing your home with my guests and me. My daughter and her fiance' were married on the beach at Makena so it was really a time of celebration for us all. The view from the lanai was spectacular and I spent MANY hours sitting there reading and just watching the waves. We loved the grounds and the pool. It was also very comfortable sitting under the tree down by the ocean - again reading and/or meeting new friends. I so hope that I will be able to return at some point and use your condo again. Thanks a million.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui
Aurora, co

No basic items

  • 2 of 5
Over 40 different VRBO rentals and this was the most dissapointing! Broken closets doors, air conditioner that only worked part time and made horrible noises, TV in masterbedroom did not work, light fixture hanging by a wire. And the worst part was the basic items that were not provided, coffee, filters, sugar, toilet paper (only 2 rolls for 6-8 people 12 days!!!! PLEASE. Small bars of hand soap no shower bars, told there would be makeup remover pads none available, who travels thinking they need to take their own toilet paper and soap even campsites provide these items. We requested a small refund and was told we needed to send receipts! Who would bring those back and why? A true shame because its a great location, with a great view.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a home and like all others, things do break, but we take all of our guests' conveniences very seriously and do not expect them to experience anything subpar. Any discrepancies at all are rectified immediately. The property is beautiful and the property managers on site react quickly to keep it that way.
The closet door and light fixture were fixed the day they checked in and the air conditioner has been serviced. A new TV was installed less than 24 hours after discovery.
In addition to several bars of soap, there is liquid soap in both baths and the kitchen and refills under all sinks. Several spare rolls of toilet paper are supplied to get things started. We try to keep coffee and filters in the condo but ask our guests to let us know if they use the last of it. The condo is set up for a maximum of 6 guests.
Although we offered reimbursement for the supplies, we could not justify the hundreds of dollars asked for.
Our 6 years of vacation ownership in paradise have been very enjoyable for our guests...please feel free to look at our other reviews.
Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
+1 -888 445-9313
Maalaea Maui


  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend this rental unit. The description and pictures shown of property are exactly what you will find. We have stayed in Maalaea before and this was by far the cleanest and in the best location. Great view of the ocean, a nice pool and well kept grounds. If you have a small child then there is the extra bonus of a port-a-crib and a booster chair. So thankful we did not have to haul those things on our trip. Boogie boards and sand toys in the closet too.
We are planning to return to Maui in a couple of years and will definately stay at this condo again!
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

After visiting Maui for almost 20 years, we finally stayed at Kanai A Nalu and loved it! Easy to get around the island, but secluded and tranquil when we just wanted to stay at the condo-exactly what we were looking for during our times in Maui! The beach is almost always ours with just a few others sharing it and the surf is gentle enough for our little ones to play in and build sandcastles!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kahului at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beach Bums BBQ and Grill at 0.3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Lahaina at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Kahili Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maui Ocean Center complex at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Sugar Beach Car: necessary

Maalaea is a quiet little village on the southern shore, centrally located between Kihei and Lahaina. At the beginning of our dead end street is the acclaimed Maui Ocean Center and first class cuisine at the Waterfront. Touring the island is easily accessible and escaping to tranquility is as easy as staying in!

Other Activities: Maui Ocean Center (aquarium)


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 7 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 13 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.42%

From $150/Night
Rates are based on 4 person occupancy.

Winter 2014/2015
December 19-April 6 2015: $205/nt, $2700/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Spring 2015
April 7-June 14: $150/nt, $1900/2 weeks, $3600/mo (30 nights)

Summer 2015
June 15-September 7; $165/nt, $2100/2 weeks, $3900/mo

Fall 2015
September 8-December 13; $150/nt, $1900/2 weeks, $3600/mo
Excludes November 20-December 4 *$170/nt**

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Updated: May 9, 2015


From the Owner

Easy access to tour, quiet corner, hidden gem!

Property Type

  • condo


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 980 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very relaxing Sealy Posturepedic Cal-King in the master bedroom. Portable crib (pack and play) available for our youngest guests. 2nd bedroom has 2 twins that may be made into another king. The couch is a brand new queen size sofa sleeper with a 6' innerspring mattress for an additional 2 guests.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • We try to provide everything to make your stay complete. There will be enough soap, shampoo etc.. to get you started for your stay in paradise.

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