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From $175 -15 Steps to Sand, ON THE BEACH, Swim in Front, Huge Lanai, Air, Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 97 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 2 BA, 'Sleep Numbers' King, Queen Sofa Bed, 3 Twins, Crib, Wi-Fi, Sleeps 7

'Last minute' Booking Special: $175 for any open nights in AUGUST, 2017, 3 night minimum. See rates and "NOTES", for details.

My description is very long. A Maui vacation is a big expense. You should know every detail about the condo you are renting so there are no surprises or disappointments. I describe in great detail the amenities and benefits of my unit and our complex.

The main photo was taken from the master bedroom, showing how close the beach really is. No unit in our complex is closer. It truly is only 15 steps from the edge of our lanai to the sand. You can swim in front (season permitting). A condo that is Oceanfront is not the same as BEACHFRONT. A beach has sand. “Oceanfront” is on a reef or rocks...NO SANDY BEACH. That is why the Oceanfront units are less.

The two and 1/2 acre Kanai A Nalu has been rated the best vacation property in Maalaea. On a quiet cul-de-sac, there is very little traffic. There are lovely tropical grounds with 4 BBQ's, a heated pools, pool side eating area and a beach side shower. Our complex is one of only three in Maalaea that is on the beach. The other seven are on a rocky reef. Two are next to the busy Maalaea Harbor, with its traffic, boat engine noise and fumes. Many have distant parking lots and half have coin $$ operated laundry rooms. Our condo has its own in-unit washer and dryer. Our beach is 4 miles long and runs parallel to a protected wildlife refuge. On a morning walk you may not run into another person. This is the most un-crowded beach on Maui. It's like your own private paradise.

Please read the reviews on the condos you are considering. You don't want to stay in a condo that has had two or three stars, or very few reviews. Reviews are how you will find a good condo.

Surprisingly, some condos don't have air conditioning, including many in our complex. During the warmer months (May through October) Maui gets into the 80’s and 90’s (August & September), the humidity can be at 90%. You really need air conditioning. We installed a NEW AIR CONDITIONER in 2016. Plus there are six ceiling fans, two portable fans and a dehumidifier to remove moister from the air.

Some of our amenities include 3 FLAT SCREEN TVs and 3 DVD/Blu-ray players, free Wi-Fi and a printer, free long distance to the US and Canada, beach gear, swim noodles, boogie boards, beach towels, sand chairs, 6 patio chairs, games, movies and a Safe for valuables. The kitchen has a view of the ocean, newer dishwasher (2016), full size stove, side-by-side fridge, ice maker, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, cookware, utensils, glassware, wine glasses, silverware, dishes, an iron and ironing board, dishtowels and a washer and dryer. You may also find spices, salt, pepper, etc., coffee filters, and more.

FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE: A stroller, 3/4 size Crib, a High-chair, Pack & Play, a Baby Gate, Sand Toys, Movies and Puzzles.

Compare our 1,050 square foot, condo’s views to the other units in our complex. Some are 200 feet from the water. We have a Direct Beach Front, Ground Floor, Corner Condo, so no neighbors on one side, making it more private. Amazing 180-Degree View of Maui's south coast from the front corner master bedroom and Double Sized Lanai (seats 6, not just 4 like all the other condos). Compare the size of our lanai to the one right next door (you can see in the photos and in our 360-degree VIRTUAL TOUR) at islandvirtualtours.com/607/index2.html .

We have Traditional bedrooms. No Lofts or rooms that open to the living space by a thin folding wall. Many units in our complex have open master bedrooms. Our solid walls offer privacy, and a quiet retreat. There is a $2,600 “Select Comfort” King. Each side adjusts to your desired firmness or softness. 2nd Bedroom has Pillow top Mattresses on Twins. They can be converted to a 2nd King. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and Cable (flat screen) TV’s. We also have a 3rd twin bed that is a blow-up bed. Living Room has Queen Sleeper Sofa. We have Free Parking just steps from the condo. No hassle with having to go up flights and flights of stairs, or walk to the back of the building to take the elevators.

SEE OUR NEW 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL TOUR, at: islandvirtualtours.com/607/index2.html

Most people picture in their minds their “Dream” Vacation condo, right on a sandy beach with spectacular views and magnificent sunrises and sunsets. They could swim in front, or take a walk on miles of pristine, un-crowded beach. My 1,050 sq. ft. Direct Beachfront, Ground Floor, Corner Condo could be what you're dreaming of. With so many to choose from, this is my chance to tell you what I think sets mine apart from the others.

Not many condos are this close to a sandy beach. In summer you can swim or snorkel right in front. In winter, watch the Whales from the lanai, out in Maalaea Bay. When you walk in and see the view of the ocean from the living room, you will be delighted. When you go outside, the spectacular 180-degree views of Maui's entire south coast will take your breath away. Every morning, you can watch the sun come up over Haleakala. It is truly, an indescribable experience.

Our condo only faces the beach, miles of ocean, Maui’s south coast, Haleakala and the island of Lanai. Being on a corner is nothing like an 'interior' unit that shares two common walls. They have only one window in their master, and their second bedroom window opens to the back facing either a busy walkway, allowing strangers to look in or the noisy parking lot. We also have NO NEIGHBORS ON ONE SIDE. It is quieter, more private and has incredible views of the beach from the front corner, master bedroom's wall-to-wall windows. Our second bedroom has views of the ocean, the tropical grounds and the pool.

The master bath has a walk-in, over-sized, tiled shower. It has both a hand held and wall mounted shower head. The other bathroom has a full size tub, sliding doors and a shower above. Both bathrooms have cooling ceiling fans, designer towels, rugs, accessories and wall mounted hair dryers.

The condo is wheelchair accessible unit (but not ADA compliant). The previous owner was in a wheelchair. There is a small ramp at the front door, a super wide door into the master bath, and a roll in shower with a ramp and three grab bars. He was allowed to enlarge the doorways and the master shower. They are wider than normal. He was given permission to enlarge the lanai to accommodate his wheelchair, plus tables and chairs. As such, it's twice the size of the other lanais. Being on a corner, it extends beyond the norm, increasing our views even further. It has two tables and six chairs instead of the normal four. With a larger group, everyone can be together. It is the only lanai that accommodates the large comfy lounges. Also our lanai is level with the grass so you can roll right off of it onto the lawn.

Please compare my condo's rate to the other direct beachfront units. I am very competitive. There are many inexpensive units available in the complex. Some have no air conditioner or only one TV and not many amenities. Some only cater to adults (no children’s items). Or only sleep 4 guests. Please look at their photos carefully. Some are over 200 feet from the beach, at the back of the complex. Except for the direct beach front units (that face the sand), the condos in our ”U” shaped complex face each other. People are across from each other hanging out on the lanai and looking into all the other units. Not much privacy. On some of the ground floor units they have so many plants growing around their lanai and windows, there’s not much of a view. Our condo with its corner, ground floor, direct beach front location has a double lanai with fantastic views all the way from Wailea to the Harbor.

Condo's Hawaii Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We rent out our own condo, but have an on island Maui Property Manager. Once you are at the condo, they will assist you with any problems or needs.

For questions, please send an email (Northern California, USA).

More Details

Owner
Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.

I grew up in Southern California. From the time I was a small child, we camped on the beach (in tents) and later in trailers. I loved the beach. As an adult, I visited the Hawaiian Islands. I decided I had to one day own a beach front condo. I searched for years for just the right property. This is my piece of Paradise.

Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. purchased this condo in 2005

Why Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. chose Maui

When this condo came on the market I begged, borrowed and talked my grown children into buying it with me. It didn’t take much to convince them. All they had to do was watch a Virtual Tour and they were hooked. After the purchase, we spent more money remodeling and decorating. I keep the relaxed but elegant tropical feel of the condo because that was what we fell in love with. This is a wonderful, relaxing, and inspiring place!! A place where I can walk out , taking approximately 15 steps, and be on a beautiful, Maui beach. Feeling the warm soft sand squeeze between my toes. I can sit on the lanai and have views of the Maui coastline that goes on for miles, or I can watch the waves dance along the sand while my grandchild plays just a few feet away. It’s the Hawaii experience I say in the movies. The experience I dreamed about. This is our little piece of Paradise. And we would like to share it with you.

What makes this condo unique

Why we love this place so much.

It is quiet, elegantly comfortable, romantic (even with kids along) and you will never forget the magnificent views of the beach from the direct-ocean-front location. This condo is closer to a sandy beach then any other condo in the building. Actually, it's closer to a sandy beach then any condo in any of the other buildings on Ma’alaea Bay. There may be condos that are closer to the water (with a rocky no-beach shoreline) but none are closer to a beautiful white sands beach that you can walk on or swim in. Why do I know this? I have been coming to Maalaea Bay for over 19 years and have stayed at five of the ten different properties located here. I consider myself to be a very “hard to please” person. I have always looked for a beautiful condo, right on the beach. Most of the ads said their condo was on the 'beach'. The photos all showed a beach in the background but from the angle of the shot I could never tell how close it really was. Unfortunately, I found out after I arrived that usually, there was no beach, only a rugged rocky shoreline. I would actually have to walk a long ways to get to a sandy beach. It made me really scrutinize the ads very carefully.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family stayed at Kanai' A Nalu recently. It was our first real family vacation in 12 years. We opted to rent this condo instead of staying at one of the big Maui resorts. Best decision we've ever made!

The location is ideal, convenient to everything! The harbor is within walking distance and there are lovely shops and restaurants. The condo is well appointed and felt like home. But the beachfront access and view from the lanai is what made this vacation so special. Literally, a few steps and you are in the ocean! And the sound of the waves at night made us all sleep like babies! We enjoyed every minute of this vacation and hope to be back soon. Book it, you won't be disappointed!
Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Maalaea Village at Harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Main Hwy from Airport to Condo
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Some top rated restaurants at the Maalaea Harbor
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
15 Steps from the Lanai, absolute Beach Front Unit
Car: necessary

SEE OUR 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL TOUR. The link is below the ''NOTES', which is below the amenities section at the bottom,of the page where it says: 'Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website', and the LINK TO OUR VIRTUAL TOUR. You can see the interior of the condo, and the beach out front.

The Kanai A Nalu is one of only three complexes in Maalaea that is directly on the beach. The others 7 buildings are on a rocky reef (no swimming). Half use coin $$ operated laundry (sit and wait), two are next to the busy Harbor with boat engine noise and fumes, some have distant parking lots (carry the bags) and one doesn't have a pool. Kanai A Nalu is rated the best property in Maalaea. Almost at the end of a cul-de-sac, there is little traffic. Free parking is steps away. It has Tropical Grounds, Lush Lawns, A Heated Pool, Lounges and a Beachside shower. Our beach runs parallel to a Protected Wildlife Refuge. Endangered Turtles lay their eggs here. No development is allowed along this beach. It runs five miles, to Kihei. On an early morning walk you may not see another person. Explore tide pools. It's like your own private paradise and the most uncrowded beach on Maui. If you want crowds go to Lahaina, Wailea or Kihei.

Other Activities: Swim, snorkel or boogie board at our beach, just in front of the condo.

The condo is only 12 minutes from the airport.

Amenities

Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $100 cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full size tub/shower combo, cooling ceiling fan & hair dryer
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk or Wheelchair Roll-in Shower, Ceiling Fan, Hair Dryer.
  • Lovely bathrooms. We try to go often to replace worn and damaged items......They have Nickel Plated faucets, hardware, Framed Art on the walls....There are designer Towels (new in 2017) and Bath Rugs. We have Wall-mounted, Hair Dryers in each......Due to the previous owner being in a Wheelchair, he created a Large over-sized, Roll in or Walk in Tiled Shower in the Master Bathroom. It has both a hand-held and wall mounted Shower Head. The second Bathroom has a Full Size Tub with Sliding Doors and a Shower above. It too has been updated with a Nickel Plated faucet and hardware, framed art on the walls and soft pastel paint. There Are Ceiling Fans in both Bathrooms to keep you Cool And Dry. Ceiling fan in 2nd bath replaced in 2016. We go a couple times a year to buy new towels and do updates.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Dual remotes adjust firmness or softness
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen , Oueen Sleeper. Unit also has a Crib.
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Can form a 2nd king. Added a blow up twin bed - 2016
  • ....Our Corner Condo is NOT like an Interior unit that shares 2 common walls. They only have one window in their Master. Their 2nd bedroom faces a walkway or parking lot, allowing strangers to look in...Ours is a Ground floor, Corner with NO NEIGHBORS on one side...It’s quieter and has Incredible 180-Degree Views from the Lanai and the Master bedroom's windows, that face both sides of the beach...The 2nd bedroom has views of the beach and the pool. Some units have loft bedrooms or the type that is open to the living room and closes with a thin folding wall, offering no privacy. Ours are Traditional Rooms with solid walls and locking doors. They each have Ceiling Fans, Cable TV, Beautiful decor, bedding and wood blinds. Enjoy the $2,600 Sleep Number's, King Size Bed. Each side individually adjusts to your Desired Firmness or Softness. There are comfortable pillow top mattresses on the Twins. Push together for a 2nd King. We have a Queen sleeper sofa, crib and and extra blowup twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LINK TO OUR 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL TOUR, SHOWN BELOW. CURRENT AS OF OCTOBER 2016. Newer Air Conditioner (2016), 2017 New double door fridge & digital dryer, Condo has: 6 Ceiling Fans, Dehumidifier, Wi-Fi, Printer, Safe, 3 TVs, 3 DVD/BluRay players, CD Stereo, Free Long Distance, $2,600 'Sleep Numbers' King (adjusts firmness or softness), Queen Sofa Bed, Crib, Hi-chair, Pack & Play (2015) stroller (2016), Twins (convert to king), Digital Washer (2013) & Dryer, 2 Baths, Walk-in Shower, Shower/Tub Combo, 2 Wall Mounted Hair Dryers. Dining for 6, Kitchen w/Stove, New Dishwasher(2016), Microwave (2015), Lg. Fridge, Ice Maker, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Blender, Dishes & Cookware, Ironing board/Iron, Vacuum, Movies, Games, Boogie Boards, Sand Toys, Ice Chests, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs. Double Lanai with Six chairs & two tables (new 2017), Heated Pool, BBQs, Beach Shower, Free Parking. Wheelchair Accessible, not ADA compliant.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.898876 based on 99 reviews
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Great condo!

  • 4 of 5

My family really enjoyed our vacation! Diane was easy to deal with and was super organized with everything in the condo as well as general information about the surrounding area. The location of the condo was the best....so close to the sand/beach/pool/grills. Everything we thought we needed was already supplied in the condo. We couldn't have asked for anything more! The only improvement I can think of is adding a small stand alone air conditioner in the bedrooms. It was very hot and humid while we were there. The AC unit kept the main condo areas nice and cool, but the bedrooms were warm when sleeping. We survived, and overall really enjoyed our stay. Waking up, drinking coffee on the lanai, watching the sunrise, and watching the green sea turtles right in front of me was awesome! I hope to return in the future. Mahalo nui loa Diane!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tami, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed the condo and got the opportunity to see the turtles that visit our beach. I am sorry about the bedroom in back getting warm. September is the hottest time of year on Maui. It can get into the 90's. When I was at the condo the last time I rearranged the furniture in the living room, removing a large piece on the wall that was blocking the air flow and bought a open console table for the wall so the air could move more easily to the back of the condo. I purchased two portable fans that can be placed along that wall to move the air conditioned air to the back area. I also have the portable dehumidifier that removes the moisture from the air, which guests have told me helps as the humidity on Maui can get into the 90% range. I see you are from Pennsylvania, which gets really cold. My guests from the East don't tolerate the heat and humidity of Maui very well. The HOA association does not allow us to install window units in our condos. Again, I am sorry. I do hope you return again. Hopefully during one of the more comfortable months like May or June. It was nice having you and your family as my guests. Mahalo, Diane
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5

Very nice location. Eat breakfast every morning outside with view of ocean and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Convenient drive to Costco, Kihei and Lahaina and all beaches/restaurants along the way. Condo well furnished with all you need and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cammy, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at the condo. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I know you had many condos to choose from. Hopefully you will get the opportunity to come back some time. Mahalo, Diana
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5

Great Condo - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Booked the condo on short notice and spent 5-days there. Diane is spot on with her description, 15 steps to beach and the pool is nice and warm. Location is fantastic, very central on the island and easy to venture out. If we ever get back to Maui, we will seek this place out again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha David, It was a pleasure having you as a "last minute" guest. Hopefully next time you can stay longer. Thank you for the very nice review. Mahalo, Diane
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5

Great location! Comfortable condo!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Diane's condo in Maui was wonderful from start to finish. She does an excellent job describing her Maui home, and it was just as described. We had everything we needed, including ample boogie boards and beach chairs and a beach sun umbrella. The lanai is larger than the others in the building and it was a great place to sit and enjoy the waves and the sun. We hope to return one day to this beautiful island and would enjoy staying in this condo again. Thanks, Diane, for sharing your home with us and for all your attention to details! We had a terrific vacation!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kathy, I enjoyed talking to you on the phone. I am sorry I could not accommodate a late checkout as we had back-to-back bookings. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so happy you had such a good time at the condo and on Maui. I do try my best to make sure the condo has everything my guests would need during their vacation. I am going there to work on it, next month. Once more I will be buying many new items like towels, sheets, snorkeling gear, movies, games and replacing any worn or damaged items. I always need to buy wine glasses. It's all worthwhile when I know it makes my guests time there memorable.
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4

Beautiful property, very conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on Maui and didn't want to leave. The complex is in a great area. It is right in the middle, making traveling to the west, south, or east parts of the island very convenient. After reading about Maalaea in a book, I was a little worried about it being very windy or not as nice but the wind was not an issue at all. The beach next to the complex was beautiful for walking in the morning and evening. There wasn't as much of a sandy stretch of beach right in front of the condo when we were there but it had been stormy and the tide was higher. We also didn't swim right in front because of the higher tide but just a few yard to the east, we could swim and have more beach area. It was great being so close to the water and hearing the ocean from the condo. The pool was refreshing after a busy day and the condo was well equipped for cooking and also for beach time. We would recommend staying there. Maui is beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Wendy, Thank you for the review. Depending on the storms, and the tides, you can't always swim right out front of the condo. I do state that in my ad, that you can swim in front (season permitting). As you discovered, the area just down the way from our condo has a very wide beach all year round and it's just a two minute walk. Our beach becomes wide (and rock free) in the summer months, through late October and early November. Then the cycle starts over with higher tides. I'm happy you enjoyed the heated pool and the condo.
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We were really glad we chose the Maalea Bay area. We read about high winds in the area but at the condo we just experienced pleasant breezes. I think this condo has possibly the best location in the complex. It is a bit dated, but I'm sure a remodel would drive the cost up. It might have been a bit of a stretch to say this condo is "beach front" (as opposed to "ocean front"). The "beach" directly in front of the condo only shows its sand (with lots of rocks) during low tide, and the tiny bit of sand that is showing is wet and is only showing when the wave recedes . You certainly wouldn't lay out there. (We went in April so this could be different during different time of year??)The real beach is adjacent to this property. A very very short walk. This beach is good for the kids to swim. I found the grounds of this condo to be very beautiful with lots of different plants to look at. This condo has probably the best location of the whole complex. We love being ground level and just stepping out onto the grass for bbqing etc. it was a bit more private that the other units and we didn't have any sun bathers placing their lounges in front of the unit, plus it's close to the beach. If you are staying in Maui I would recommend Going to Big Beach just south of Wailea. Wow is that ever gorgeous and big. We very much enjoyed this condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate it. Yes, during the winter into early spring, we lose a lot of our beach out front. With the Kona storms and higher tides, the sand is pulled out to sea. Then like magic, starting in May the tides change and the sandy beach returns. If you look at our virtual tour which was taken during the summer, it shows how wide the beach right in front will become. It also shows how deep the sand gets. In winter, we have about six stone steps leading down to the beach. In summer, with the high sand level, we only have about three steps. The sand becomes about three feet deep and covers all the rocks and the bottom steps. Hopefully you can come back when the beach is larger and you can actually lay out on it! Mahalo, Diane
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Admin. fee $39 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.25%

DISCOUNT: $175 for any open nights in AUG, 2017, Minimum stay 3 nights. (2-4 guests) additional guest $10, cleaning $175. Guests will be approving our online policies. Owner will email guest a copy of the rental agreement which will be sent to you a week or so after the payment of the $300 refundable security deposit on the website. It will show you all the owner's charges for their condo. It will not include the HomeAway/VRBO service fee. You are required to fill out the Rental Agreement with the name and address of all guests. You will need to sign it and return it by mail. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival (on a regular booking), or 120 days (on holiday or an extended booking) ($600 or 10% deposit required for a holiday or extended booking). YOU MUST CANCEL 60 DAYS prior to arrival (regular booking) or 120 DAYS prior to arrival (for a holiday or extended booking - 28 days or longer) for a full refund. Wheelchair Accessible, but not ADA compliant. 3:00 PM CHECK IN TIME. No Luggage storage available, prior to arrival. 11:00 AM CHECK OUT TIME. No Smoking unit. No pets. Children Welcome. $100 cancellation fee. Taxes are 13.25%, there is a 3% convenience fee charged on all bookings that use a credit card for payment. Security deposit is refunded 14 days after check out. See complete online policy on damage and cancellations. OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT HAS ALL OUR POLICIES. PLEASE NOTE WEBSITE SAYS 100% REFUND IF CANCELLED WITHIN 60 OR 120 DAYS....THIS IS NOT CORRECT. THERE IS A $100 CANCELLATION FEE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.