MAHANA 1 BEDROOM - OCEANFRONT - 30 STEPS TO OCEAN SAND!
About Heather Hansen
My husband, son and I live on the east side of the Cascades in the beautiful state of Washington, where we own and operate a sports medicine clinic.
Heather Hansen purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Heather Hansen chose Lahaina
After many years of travel and discovery on Maui - we got hooked on the Mahana. Living in the Northwest we are very spoiled with the beautiful landscape of mountains, lakes and rivers.....so needless to say, we don't like to settle for a 'partial ocean view'! I went for a walk one day on the ocean shore of West Maui and happened by the Mahana. I couldn't get over how big the windows were, and how close the buildings were to the beach. The next time we returned to the island we stayed at the Mahana and never turned back. As Maui vacationers prior to our purchase, we had experienced the island the same way many of our guests would. The Kaanapali area offers a tremendous variety of beaches, proximity to Lahaina, the famous boardwalk, the most amazing sunsets and glorious views of Lanai and Molokai. There are many reasons why we chose the Mahana. The property offered the type of relaxed feel - not one of a big resort where you have to set your alarm to get your spot by the pool! It is close enough to the world class dining the resort areas offer, but far enough away that you have choices. Subway, pizza, fish market, sushi, farmers market and groceries that are frequented by locals as often as tourists. But the VIEW from the condo is the #1 reason! Imagine watching the whales from your living room or patio while you sip your morning coffee, or evening pina coloda. I'm not kidding!! This is what sealed the deal. There are not many properties on Maui with this kind of view. No 'partial ocean views'. You will find only 100%, straight on, in your face OCEAN!! We now own two units (or I should say the bank owns two units). Our first purchase was in 2011 of a two bedroom unit on the 9th floor (VRBO # 376315). Followed by the purchase of this unit on the bottom floor - both the magnificent views from the 9th floor corner and the wonderful access a bottom floor unit grants.
What makes this Condo unique
Our family loves to be comfortable. And we love beautiful things. When you are spending hard earned money for a vacation, you should expect the place you are staying to be cared for and designed well. How do you FEEL when you are in a space? Is the decoration tasteful? Are the colors soothing? Is it clean? Are the pillows and sheets luxurious? Is the bed spread 100 years old? YUCK!!! We pay attention to these things and take your trust in us very seriously. When you stay in our Maui home, you will be provided with everything you can think of to make your vacation a special one. From provided beach chairs and towels to spices in the cupboard!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We came to Maui for our wedding and honeymoon. Heather was amazing and sent us an entire packet of information about our condo as well as information for Maui. Our check in process was so easy! The condo was clean and well taken care of. I enjoyed coffee on our spacious lanai every morning. The condo was super quiet and we rarely saw anyone on the lawn. Being on the ground floor we did not leave the patio doors open at night but you could still hear the ocean outside. Only downside is that if you want to see the ocean from your lanai, there’s a hedge that obstructs ocean views, also there is beach access but forget about being able to relax on the beach in front of the condo, the waves washed right up on the sand and left no room for hanging out, playing or sunning yourself. Next time would rent a unit on a couple floors up.
Heather is great, she is very quick in response. The place has wonderful view and location. Would come back again.
The property was clean, conveniently located to attractions, restaurants and loaded with amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highlights included watching turtles and dolphins at the back of the property and sunsets off the lanai. Heather was great in making sure everything met our expectations.
Would definitely recommend for an enjoyable stay in Lahaina!
This condo was perfect for my family. The location is perfect and the owner was amazing.
This condo was perfect for my family. It was in a fantastic location, was extremely clean and had everything that we needed to enjoy Maui. The beach toys, kitchen set up and overall set up of the condo was perfect for us. We would absolutely stay here again.
This was my first time using VRBO and am so happy with this experience. Heather is obviously caring, honest and invested in ensuring your stay is excellent. Comfortable quality beds, bedding, decor and all the amenities you’ll need in a very clean environment. The location is awesome and photos don’t capture just how fabulous the location is relative to other properties but know that the beach immediately in front of the property is rocky in the water. Our feet got cuts on our first day so wear swim shoes which you can buy across the street- there weren’t any stocked in the condo and I’m not sure I’d want to wear worn ones anyway. If you walk down to the left of the property, you’ll find an area that is more conducive to swimming with the waves without as many rocks. The market across the street is great- stocked up daily with fresh papaya, mango and pineapple. Duke’s is always good and Mamas Fish House is always the best. Be sure to book your Luau far in advance- Heathers suggestions are the best. Skip the Sheraton Luau- definitely snorkel tour on a small size boat- we did Blue water Maui Charters- Aloha Nui- a newer company that was awesome.
Overall fabulous time, place and VRBO experience- looking forward to returning ASAP.
Mahalo Heather, for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful and clean condo with such a stunning view! We loved how easy it was to check in and after 2 five hour flights, we were so ready to begin our first vacation in Maui. We noticed all the special touches that Heather has thought about to make your stay the best that it can be. The cooler and beach chairs came in handy many times. Everything in the condo is so clean and perfectly organized. We had everything we could have needed while we were there. You can't beat the quiet location of The Mahana, and being on the ground floor was a definite plus. We loved being steps away from the ocean and hearing those peaceful waves. We cannot wait to come to Maui and stay here again. Oh, and the pictures do not do this place justice. The condo or the island! So much better in person. Also, if you need to ask the owner any questions while you are staying there, I love the fact that she responded so kindly in a timely matter. Heather, thank you again for providing such a wonderful place to stay on our very first trip to Hawaii. We had a wonderful, memorable time! We hope to come back as soon as we can!
~Jeremy and Angela Neill~