This is one of 4 corner units at Maalaea Yacht Marina, located on the second floor. Big windows wrap the corner so the view is stunning even from the kitchen. You can easily host dinner for six at the large lanai table and enjoy the spectacular sunset skies. Custom kitchen with beautiful cabinets is well equipped with all necessities. Large master bedroom with sliding glass door leading into the lanai offers a full view of the water. The comfy king-sized bed has upgraded linens and lots of closet space. Separate vanity with large, tiled walk-in shower gives the feeling you're in a home and not a cramped hotel room. Many upgrades throughout, including broadband and cable TV.
New queen size sofa sleeper in living room sleeps an additional 2 people.
Maalaea is a great, central 'jumping-off' point to most points of interest on Maui. The airport is 15 minutes away, and you can reach Lahaina and the North Shore in a half hour. Kihei and Wailea are 20 minutes to the south, with 4 great golf courses located 5 miles or less.
Yes, there is wind in Maalaea, but you are sheltered on the lanai and can enjoy the views all day. We will gladly trade the traffic and congestion in the larger towns for the quiet residential feel in Maalaea.
There are four excellent restaurants within a short walk. The Maalaea General Store offers many wonderful convenience/grocery items and the Tradewinds deli is a great place to pick up sandwiches and chat with the friendly owners.
There is a small beach inside the breakwater, but you can walk to the end of Hau'oli Road to the four mile beach (it's about 1/2 mile and there is parking should you choose to drive). The beach is great for walking, swimming, and snorkeling (be sure to bring the snorkel gear, beach towels and boogie boards that are located in the closet!) But if you prefer, you can watch surfers challenging the Freight Train, a shore break wave known for it's speed and intensity, from your comfortable lanai seat. You might even see the resident Monk Seal (named Humpy) or the two eagle rays (named Spot and Ray).
Enjoy the famous Beach Bums, Porto's Pizza and Seascape Restaurant. Also at the village shops are the Maui Ocean Center (voted Maui's most popular attraction), Pacific Whale Foundation, Maui Dive Shop, ice cream and gourmet coffee. Carl's Junior is at the highway intersection, and there are miniature golf and bumper boats. You can catch the Maui Bus at the sidewalk below the Ocean Center if you'd rather not drive to Lahaina, Kaahumanu Mall, Wailea, Paia, etc. The routes can change, I try to keep updates in the condo, but there are up to date schedules posted in the Village and on-line.
We purchased the condo in December 2013. Previous owner rented out this unit through vrbo for several years with many positive reviews.
Owning an oceanfront condo has been a dream come true for us and we are thrilled with the idea of using it primarily as a vacation rental while visiting occasionally with our own family and friends. We treat the condo with love and make it a priority to always have it in the best possible condition.
We consider our guests as friends and truly want them to have a wonderful experience while on Maui. We have wonderful managers on the island who are available whenever you need them.
We ask that at least 1 adult be over the age of 25.
Please ask about our monthly or weekly discounts.
Tax ID No. 46-41111212
Best place we have stayed at in Maalaea
About the Owner
We are recently retired and now have the time to enjoy the things we love -- traveling, photography and visiting friends and family. After visiting our kids on Maui for over 9 years, we had an opportunity to buy this condo, fulfilling a life-long dream. We are thrilled to be able to offer it to others to enjoy, but we'll equally happy to occasionally use it with our own friends and family.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The first thing you notice when you enter through the front door is the incredible view directly out toward Molokini (which is where you want to go for spectacular snorkeling). The unit is clean and well maintained, and air-conditioned throughout, although if you leave the front door and the lanai doors open, the trade winds will keep the unit comfortable and you might not have to use the A/C. (we only used the A/C at night in the bedrooms). There was more than enough space for my wife and I and my wife's parents (90 and 89 respectively). One bedroom has a king sized bed and another has two beds, so the unit is perfect for a group of four friends or a small family. The unit is just steps from the pier where several snorkeling or dive boats go out every day. There is a nice Deli next door with friendly owners, but if you want to do some serious grocery shopping, you can go to either Kihei and Lahaina (Kihei is closer). A drive to either comes with a lot of scenery. There is a small beach (very user friendly for small kekei- look it up) just a few steps away. There is also a pool, but who goes to Hawaii to use a pool? There is an elevator which makes it convenient to haul groceries or luggage, or for anyone with mobility problems. One final note: the owner Dorthi, is very helpful, and will respond quickly by e-mail should you have any questions. She also provided, in the unit, a lot of information about Maui activities. We definitely plan on going back as soon as possible.
4.9 based on 8 traveler reviews
Best place we have stayed at in Maalaea
Relax with a stunning view
All necessary appliances are available. The unit was clean (except for the 2 inch spider in the kitchen sink :-)). The only comment we have is the noisy airco unit when you sit on the lanai. The airco has a off switch so it's not really a problem. The condo is easy accessible and only 15-20 min away from Kihului. If and when we return to Maui we'll go back to this condo for sure.
Two Words - LOVED IT!
Not all I had hoped it would be.
I was very disappointed though that the master bedroom off the main living area was only separated by a panel of hanging louvered doors that came no where near touching the floor. In addition the air conditioner was located in the living area, so the doors had to be opened if you wanted to feel any effect. This meant if that my daughter was up with the baby so were we. This condo is only suited for a couple, or a family with small children, since there is no real sense of privacy
in the master bedroom.
The little harbor community was quite nice, and Maalaea was a convenient location for accesses other areas of Maui.
Ma'alaea no ka oi !!Ma'alaea no ka oi !!
Five Stars for Excellence at the Four Cs
1) Cleanliness: we're fastidious in cleaning at our property and we expect that wherever we stay - these folks delivered.
2) Comfort: We walked in and felt immediately at ease. In our correspondence with the owners they've indicated that they plan significant upgrades on the furnishings in the near future. We had no problems with what we lived with. The furniture was lived in but still wonderfully relaxing and comfortable.
3) Convenience: In the immediate vicinity there are several good and better restaurants and shops. In terms of the island, Ma'alea is the best location for exploring the whole island. Napili/Ka'anapali are about as far away (travel time) as Paia. Kihei/Wailea and Wailuku same thing. Hana and Haleakala are another story, but you're still closer than you would be at any of the western destinations.
4) Cost: The cost was absolutely in line with the property, and was actually on the lower end of the range I found in researching where we were going to stay. The cost was not only reasonable, but we left a night earlier than we paid for and are still comfortable with our costs.
Added notes- The owners could not have been more cooperative and friendly. The view from the lanai is lovely and, in whale season, downright spectacular. The parking place is one of the few shaded spaces in the lot which was much appreciated.
From the Owner
“We fell in love with the condo as soon as we first saw it. The ocean views are amazing throughout the living area, kitchen and even from the master bedroom. The overall feeling we got was cozy, comfortable and relaxing.”
Activity and Interests
A 5-minute walk to restaurants, stores and tourist attractions. Also walking distance to the Maui Ocean Center, Maui Dive Shop, farmers market, miniature golf and bumper boats. At the Marina, you can arrange fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving trips.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 12 2015 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Property Damage Protection $49
- Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
- Tax Rate 13.42%
Cancellation policy - Deposit is 100% refund if cancelled more than 45 days prior to arrival.
From the Owner
“This is a rare corner unit with a wrap-around lanai that allows for interesting views of the ocean as well as the harbor and all its activities. It has the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement and you can have a wonderful time just lounging on the lanai. Beautiful sunrises and sunset skies are really breathtaking. The condo is walking distance to beaches, the harbor, restaurants, shops and all kinds of interesting places to explore.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player ...
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- recreation center
- theme parks
- water parks
- eco tourism
- miniature golf
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- mountain biking
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- 980 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Twin beds convert to a king bed upon request.
- King size bed in master bedroom. Twin beds in second bedroom can be converted to a king upon request. Queen size sofa sleeper in living area.
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Walking distance to beaches and Maalaea Harbor which include shops, grocery stores and the Maui Ocean Center -- rated #1 Maui attraction.