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Oceanfront Penthouse Suite~Perfect location & turtles! Nov. & Dec. deals!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 14, 2016
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is a two-story, non-smoking unit with two full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, and lanai. It can easily accommodate two couples plus kids or a family of six or seven. Probably the best feature is a two-story, open-beam ceiling living room, and lanai. A two-story, glass wall opens to a breathtaking view of the ocean.

As you plan your ultimate Maui vacation, don't settle for a 'partial ocean view.' The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite looks out on a huge ocean view and the pool, surrounded by meticulously-kept grounds. In the distance is the ancient Haleakala Volcano.

The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is handsomely decorated with a Japanese-Hawaiian flair so consistent with the island's culture. The upstairs bedroom enjoys an open view of the ocean through the two-story windows. You can even see the ocean from the upstairs shower! The living room and lanai have a spacious feeling that literally mirrors the deep blue Pacific Ocean.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you will need for a quick breakfast or a gourmet dinner served out on the lanai. All the appliances are new including microwave, toaster, coffee grinder for fresh Kona coffee, and a four-speed smoothie machine so you can enjoy all the incredible tropical fruit available here on Maui.

The Ma'alaea Kai is simply the best maintained and most beautiful condominium-hotel along the Ma'alaea Bay coast. A huge, putting green-style lawn and bright blue pool are the only things that separate you from the ocean. Palm trees sway in the tradewinds and gorgeous tropical flowers bloom everywhere. Maui Sea turtles have made their home here, you can see them from our lanai. At times we count up to 50 of them feeding off the rocks right in front of the condo. You can walk right in and snorkel with them along with many other tropical fish varieties. Explore the ancient underwater caverns that are just past the surf. Unlike most other resort areas on Maui, Hauoli Street is a short (one-fourth mile) tropical walk to Sugar Beach. Just north, a two-minute walk takes you to Ma'alaea Bay boat harbor for all your boat trips and shopping at the Ma'alaea Harbor Village. Trilogy is our favorite boat, we just took a trip to Lanai and saw schools of spinner dolphins on our way there and back! Amazing, more than we could count, heaven on earth!

Sugar Beach is just a five-minute walk from the Ma'alaea Kai and is probably the quietest beach on Maui, and one of the longest. You can walk or run along this beach for miles and pass only a few other people. Sugar Beach is great at sunrise or sunset or for catching rays midday without another soul in sight. Because it is tucked around the bay, Sugar Beach is an ideal place for children to enjoy the ocean where waves and undertow are always safe.

The Ma'alaea small boat harbor is one of only a few such harbors on Maui. This is the island's main launching point to the crystal-clear, tropical waters of Maui. Snorkeling trips, deep-sea fishing, and sunset cruises all begin right here and you do not even have to park. Above the harbor is the Ma'alaea Harbor Village, a small but quaint shopping area with four excellent restaurants. The Maui Ocean Center is also located here and a visit is highly recommended. The General Store has reopened and has excellent food and almost anything you need for cooking meals. It has great coffee and pastries, I always enjoy shopping at the store.

The Seascape Restaurant is my choice for lunch (now open for dinner too) and hosts a stunning open-air view of the harbor and ocean. Beach Bums is a great addition to the Harbor, you can have breakfast, while chatting with the local boat captains. The food is great and the price is great too. They also have a really nice Happy Hour...Mai Tai's are $3.50!

Sunrise from the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is an experience in itself. Pre-dawn light brings the chatter of a thousand birds and iridescent blue waters. The trade winds ruffle the palm trees and caress your senses as you sit with your first cup of Kona coffee in the huge lanai. As the sun breaks over the ancient 10,000-foot Halealala Volcano, your face and your world are bathed in sunlight. Your penthouse is illuminated with a bright warmth that leaves you glowing. It is time to think about the day's activities or simply sit back and have another cup of coffee.

Ma'alaea Bay is Maui's most quiet, secluded, best-kept secret. It is truly the most centrally located vacation area on all of Maui, lying at the ocean front and between two volcanoes that formed the island. The old whaling port Lahaina is 18 miles to the north. Bustling Kihei is eight miles to the south, and it takes just ten minutes to drive from the airport to the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Retired after 38 years in education! We will be enjoying Maui every chance we get! 🐢🐳🌴🌺💫🐠🏖

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20 Reviews

based on 20 traveler reviews


Very nice condo! Had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a few day stay! Had a wonderful time at the condo! Pool was nice and had a beautiful ocean view from the pool and the condo! Lots of beach toys, chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, etc in the condo to use. The internet worked great! We'd definitely stay again :) Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha🌺 So glad you enjoyed our home on Maui! We always give our returning guests a little discount. Mahalo, The Clark's
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice condo. The view was fabulous (especially from the loft bedroom in the morning). The only issue we had was ants in the kitchen and up in the loft by the sink. Other than that, the property was very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the little bugs. Hawaii is a ripe environment for all kinds of pesky little intruders. Our building has a monthly spraying program and we can request addiononal service if we are notified. The unit is kept very clean and this is rarely a problem. We always want the best for our guests!
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Redmond, Oregon

Smith-Haney group

  • 5 of 5

Don't have the words to express how wonderful this property is. We arrived with a group of eight, from grandparents down to nine year old twins. It was a little crowded, but can't imagine any other condo accommodating our horde as comfortably as this unit did. Clean, well stocked and a setting that can't be beat. Thank you Todd and Stefani for opening your condo to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! Mahalo, Stefani & Todd 🌺🌅🌈🌴🐠👣👙
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Detroit, Michigan

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

We stopped here for our first 2 days on Maui. Convenient location just a short 10-15 minute drive from the airport. The condo is on the 4 floor and has an amazing balcony with an awesome view of Maalaea Bay. The sun rises were incredible. The place was clean and had everything we needed to our stay. The win rack was a nice touch...."Take one leave one.". I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! The wine rack is an extra treat for our guests. We look forward to your return. Mahalo, The Clark's 🌈🌺🌴🐬🐠
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Red Bank, NJ

Great Location, Great Views, and beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our favorite condo that we stayed at this past trip in Maui. We stayed at the Clark's condo for only 2 short days (since they were already booked) but it was a great start to our trip! The reservation process was smooth and the owners were very quick to respond to any questions and was proactive with getting us updated information.

The condo is ideally located right in the center of Maui. It is a great spot to be for day trips or even just quickly grabbing groceries, etc. Our most favorite part was seeing whales out on the balcony for sunrise and sunset (all day, really). It is whale season in Maui right now so you can enjoy whale watching right on your balcony, pool area, and walking along the marina. The condo was very clean, it is just as advertised in the photos but EVEN BETTER IN PERSON. The place boasts an amazing panaromic view of the bay and you could easily find sea turtles swimming by the shore. The pool area was very quiet, you can enjoy drinks by the pool and relax all day long. Just a few minute walk, there are restaurants and shops to visit. The beachbums restaurant has a great happy hour and my husband and I met a lot of great people (local and visitors) that we frequently saw and chatted with throughout the trip. We even went back there even after checkout! The General store is also a great place! It has everything you need: great breakfast. lunch and snack options.

Overall, our stay here was a great experience! We will definitely come back and stay again! Thank you Clarks for a sharing your place with us! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! Aloha & Mahalo 🐳🌈🌅 Stefani & Todd
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Very nice centrally located penthouse condo with great ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

The Clarks were very prompt, communicative and helpful both before and after the reservation process. This condo offers great views of the ocean and Haleakala to the SE, and is located literally 30 feet from the water edge. The condo was comfortably furnished and had a great selection of beach toys/furniture.

While researching places to stay in Maui, I have to admit to being slightly worried about staying in windy Ma'alaea especially in the winter. The central location to both sides of the island made the decision for me. When we arrived, it WAS windy, but at a very comfortable level. My family of all ages enjoyed the wind and sound of the surf/ocean waves, and the tradewinds in the evening. We enjoyed our time at the BBQ place, the condo grounds and pool, The condo is walking distance to the lovely Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center and the PWF with some shopping/dining options as well, and makes a nice central alternative to usual tourist destinations of Lahaina/Napili/Kihei/Wailea/Hana.

I would recommend leaving the windows open including the living room shutters with just the mesh in place to allow for good ventilation given the condo layout. We had sporadic issues with the Internet and had to reboot the router twice daily to get it to work. Hopefully, this was an isolated issue.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Clarks condo, and would love to return again on our next visit. Thank you Stephanie and Todd!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Fabulous location, longest watching beach on Maui! Heaven on Earth 🐢🐠🌴

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kahului at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beach Bums at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Beach Bums, Seascape, Maalaea Store Cafe at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : Sugar Beach at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Whale Watching, Ocean Kayaking, Sunbathing


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Whale Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.14%

Fee of $100.00 for more than four persons. Cleaning fee is $200.00, if your stay is less than seven nights. All rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 14, 2016
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From the Owner

Relaxing by the ocean reading a favorite book, snorkeling, dip in the pool, and our very favorite is taking a boat trip, we love being out on the ocean! You will enjoy our home!

Property Type

  • condo


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


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful hand crafted oak king size bed, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) our sofa is also a convertable bed ; we also have one futon mat


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Boogie Boards, Snorkeling gear, Fins, Fishing Poles, Hand Weights and beach toys for the kikis!

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