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'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'

'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'


Property Details

Updated: Mar 27, 2015
2 Bed, 2 Bath. Ground Floor. View Includes Haleakala Sunrises. Enjoy.

'Truly a beautiful and peaceful retreat.'

Ideal Location: Sunrises over Haleakala are wonderful from the lanai. This apartment is within steps of a quiet little sandy spot that's separated from the bustling beaches. Steps in the other direction take you to a heated pool. This is where the odds of seeing a honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) or the endangered Hawaiian monk seal on the sand (though be sure to maintain a distance of at least 150 feet from the protected animals) are in your favor.

Short walks to: Maui's longest stretch of undeveloped beach, restaurants, harbor (boating excursions), Maui Ocean Center, shops, small grocery stores. It is centrally located for easy drives in all directions.

If you are looking for subtle details that nod to tropical island life while listening to and looking out at the ocean then this place beckons. Thoughtfully designed — meticulously renovated — 'Magic Isle' inspired.

This unit celebrates our love for Hawaii. It includes: original oil plenair paintings, acrylic still lifes, and batik by Maui artists, block prints by Deitrich Varez; and unique touches that say 'One of a kind.' More special treats await your discovery (ambiance lighting, tiling delights...).

Island Casual: this apartment is furnished with care for comfort and ease while on island whether it be for pure pleasure or a working trip. This property is available after agreement to terms and conditions (prior to acceptance of reservation and payment received). It is being shared with aloha and gratitude.

* High speed wireless internet

* Keyless entry lock

* Well equipped kitchen with deluxe kitchen appliances

* LED dimmable lighting throughout

* Private sleeping at separate ends of the floor plan

* 100% cotton linens (sheets & towels)

* Beach and pool towels provided

* Large capacity washer/dryer

* New glass sliding doors, jalousies, and window

* Green slate flooring extends onto lanai

* FSC Certified Mahogany custom woodwork

* Caesarstone countertops

* Solid mahogany plantation louvered interior doors

* Traditional rice paper sandwiched between glass

* Teak ceiling fans

* Hemp rugs

* Bamboo mats

* 2 beach chairs, 4 beach mats, 1 beach umbrella

* Smart TV's in the living room and bedrooms

* Desk area

* Dual zone air conditioning: quiet, and truly effective - makes for summer comfort in the tropics

This is a complete renovation, truly — doors, windows, walls, ceilings, flooring, tiling, plumbing, electrical, tub, showers, sinks, fixtures...

Maximum Accommodation - 4 Adults.

The apartment is centrally located in Ma'alaea. Come discover why some call this area 'one of Maui's best kept secrets.'

We will do our best to make your stay here just right.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui
Leicester, Massachusetts

Cheryl Baker

  • of 5
Awesome experience. Whales we're amazing and entertained us daily. Loved every minute, will be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui

Comfortable & Classy Island unit

Comfortable & Classy Island unit
  • 5 of 5
Unit was recently renovated & very well appointed with all the amenities one could think of. Very comfortable beds and a lanai right on the ocean that was ideal for morning sunrises & ideal for whale and turtle watching Beach was within walking distance as were restaurants & local harbour for water tours. Would highly recommend unit for family and friends travelling in groups of 3 to 4 people (maybe even 5 people).
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui
Anchorage AK

South Maui Gem

  • 5 of 5
Like many first time visitors to Maui, I had no idea where to stay. In fact even after I made my reservation people would ask me what part of Maui I was staying and I would say I am not sure. Sometimes you have to rely on your instinct, pick a place, and go with the flow. In this case I was glad I did, because my family and I were rewarded with a vacation experience that exceeded our expectations, and one that began with entering a warm and inviting place after traveling all day. If your heart is set on West Maui, I probably can't talk you into South Maui, but that would be your loss, as this rental is exceedingly well equipped, convenient, and located right off the ocean, affording morning views to go with your Kona coffee. You want to snorkel with turtles, well that is a short walk to the East, you want some lunch, well that is a short walk towards the marina, where if you are early enough you might be able to snag some awesome fried rice from the local market store. At any rate, I could go on and on, but no detail is spared. Everything you need to enjoy a great stay is included, and the decor is very well done, to include the incredible wooden doors leading to each of the rooms, trey ceilings, and 3 types of towels (bath, beach, and pool)! Don't make the mistake I did and not read the list of what's included. I ended up renting beach chairs I didn't need and pined for a cooler that was ready for use in one of the closets. Lastly, the VRBO experience was truly seamless, making the entire transaction worry free with a personal touch right down to a welcoming letter, directions, and coffee! I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with their stay in this property.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui
Pleasant Valley, NV

Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful, and so much fun!

  • 5 of 5
We had our best vacation ever while staying here. The condo is exquisite; the view is gorgeous, the beds are comfortable and luxurious, the kitchen and bath had everything we could need. We walked in one direction to the nearby harbor for scuba excursions, a deep sea fishing trip, for pizza, ice cream, and coffee. The other direction has four miles of white sand for a walk to Kihea and the farmer's market and shaved ice.
This condo is so much more than the pictures can convey. Truly right on the ocean in a very clean, safe and well maintained complex. It has my highest recommendation.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was all that we hoped for, beautiful views, perfect location for seeing the whole island and away from the crowds, clean, well equipped and modern interior. Short walk to restaurants in the harbor and if you want, you can stroll along the beach all the way to Kihei. Nice small pool and great possibilities for snorkling just outside the lanai. The owner provided great suggestions for things to do and see. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
'Island Casual' — Oceanfront — 'Elegantly Comfortable'
Maalaea Maui
Longmont, CO

A Quiet and Peaceful Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
We started each day drinking coffee on the lanai which is situated 60 feet or so from the water's edge. A view of Haleakala on one side and the harbor on the other. Which boat was going to reach Molokini first?
This condo was perfect! It was a quiet and peaceful sanctuary to start and end each day. It was also a great spot to spend the day when the thought of driving and the crowds and bustle didn't sound good. We wanted to see as much of the island as possible and discovered that Ma'alaea was the perfect starting point for our excursions. It was so easy to access all of the highways heading in all directions from the condo, and then we got to come back to a tranquil spot at the end of the day.
This condo has all of the amenities of home and more - like luxury beds and linens and a Vitamix mixer! The owners have truly thought of everything that their guests could want and need. It is so lovely and comfortable and spotlessly clean. Beautiful art and special touches everywhere. We will definitely rent this condo when we come back to Maui!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

View! Sound! Beach! Weather! We can walk to all kinds of pleasures. It's a place to retreat, renew and play for all ages. It's a place to read, write, work remotely, swim, walk, cook, and relax. Solar panels cover the roof and are generating renewable energy due to vision, research, community support and action. The concrete building is carefully maintained along with adjacent landscaping. The pool area is spaciously designed with a heated pool, cabana, covered seating and barbeques for everyone's benefit. Owners and neighbors are respectful of privacy, yet friendly. No street noise. No need to get on an elevator. Short drives to more restaurants that we enjoy in every direction. Access to the long beach through Haycraft Park at the end of road is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The Harbor town is charming. Public transportation is available at the harbor. The parking lot is convenient.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kahului Airport at 8.6 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beach Bums Bar & Grill at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Lahaina at 15.6 Miles Nearest Golf : Kahili Golf Course at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Lahaina - Sugar Train at 15.6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Honoapi'ilani Highway (Hwy 30) at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Saltimbocca at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Ma'alaea Beach Car: necessary

Stop: Be in this beautiful location.

Look: the ocean, the mountain, the crater, the island, the palms and blossoms delight.

Listen: The waves soothe.

Relax: beachtime - splash, walk, build sandcastles, run, look for shells, read a book, boogieboard, picnic.

See: humpback whales breaching, fin and tail slapping. Ma'alaea Bay is within the Hawaiian Islands National Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary. The whales breed, calve and nurse here from November to May.

Eat & Drink: Be served from early morning to late evening at casual to fine dining choices or shop for groceries within walking distance. Barbecue by the pool.

Swim: Immerse yourself in the ocean or the pool.

Discover: Maui Ocean Center. Wonders for all ages.

Explore: Ma'alaea Harbor's diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and whale watching excursions.

Birdwatch: Stroll the boardwalk at Kealia Pond Bird Sanctuary. This refuge provides some of the last remaining natural wetland habitat in Hawaii.

Surf: Beginners to experts can ride the southside swells. Freight Train rolls from time to time (one of the world's fastest ridable waves).

Shop: Snorkeling & diving supplies, weekly crafts, and souvineers galore.

Drive: Destinations of Lahaina, Kanapali, Wailuku, Kihei, Wailea, Kahului, Paia, Makawao, Kula and beyond are all easy trips. Return to the relaxing peace and beauty of this gem set at water's edge in Ma'alaea.


From $260 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 29 2015 - Jun 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Deposit - $300
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Dates Reserved w/receipt of Terms & Conditions Agreement
Security Deposit 100% Refundable
Credit Card fees of 2.5% U.S. or 3.8% International; eChecks U.S. option (no fees). Personal checks accepted.
Car registration fee paid by owner
3:00 p.m. Check-In. 11:00 a.m. Check-Out.
Cleaning billed at cost - per T & C Agreement.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Tax ID # W0342737

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 27, 2015


From the Owner

Incredible sunrises. It's perfectly warm - year round. If rain is falling or wind is blowing - not on the lanai. The arc of this building and covered lanai ensures calm outdoor dining.The unit fans to the ocean. The views and sounds of the ocean are amazing. This is a relatively private unit. The koi in the pond are directly out the door and are a joy coming and going. The morning birds chirp 'New Day.'

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Oceanfront


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Accessed from guest bedroom.
  • Main Bathroom - toilet, shower, Accessed from livingroom; steps from master bedroom.
  • A sense of spa quality with touches of luxury in efficient spaces.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen, Koi pond on exterior w/gentle waterfall, A/C, private bath
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Oceanfront, the sound of the waves, slider to lanai
  • Both bedrooms are very inviting. You may have a hard time deciding which one you prefer. Screened windows. Ceiling fans quiet. Closets organized: hanging space, wire shelving and two drawers, baskets. Nightstands adjacent to beds. Upscale Beautyrest mattresses with cotton pads, cotton sheets and down pillows. Smart TV's.


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Vitamix blender for healthy tropical smoothies * Juicer for oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes * Small rice cooker * Handmixer * Small food processor

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