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Maui Oceanfront Condo w/Spectacular Views & Central Location


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
Two Bedrooms, Two Full Baths with Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 6

Discover the majesty of Maui from this 100% oceanfront condo in conveniently and centrally located Maalaea. This beautiful location is on the shores of Maalaea Bay, a whale sanctuary to the humpback whales, which travel to the warm waters of this pristine location to breed and give birth every year. Walking distance from the condo is the popular Maui Ocean Center & Aquarium with numerous restaurants and shopping options. Across from the Maui Ocean Center is the harbor where water activities are available for snorkeling, diving, sightseeing and dining adventures. The central location of our condo lies between two major tourist areas, just a 20 minute drive in either direction, to Wailea on one side and Lahaina/Kaanapali on the other. The airport is just a 12 minute drive. If it's adventure you want, the road to Hana is near our door step as well as the drive to Mt. Haleakala Volcano. Walk to the end of our street for 7 miles of white sand beach for great swimming & surfing

Location, Location, Location: The village of Maalaea sits adjacent to Maalaea Bay, first stop for the humpback whales on their way to Hawaiian waters every winter to breed and give birth. You can discover the wonders of Maalaea just as the whales have known instinctively for thousands of years! Our Island Sands Condo is located twelve minutes from the airport and centrally located between Kaanapali on the west shore and Wailea to the south. The condo is 100% oceanfront, just 80 feet to water's edge. The grounds are meticulously maintained and landscaped with pool, barbecue area and lots of lounging space. The unit has spectacular ocean views of Haleakala volcano, Molokini Island and endless ocean. The condo is equipped with air conditioning, a full kitchen, inside washer and dryer, cable TV with DVD, VCR, CD, AM/FM, free WiFi high speed internet cable connection, sofa with queen sleeper in living room and decorator furnishings. Both bedrooms have queen beds.

Activities Abound: Within a short walk is Maalaea Harbor with many ocean activities including snorkel trips, scuba diving, dinner cruises, whale watching and fishing expeditions. Several award winning restaurants are also in the harbor as well as retail shopping. Be sure not to miss the fabulous Maui Ocean Center, a world class aquarium which was voted 'Best Land Activity' in the Maui News. A short walk in the other direction takes you to the beginning of a seven mile stretch of white sand beach known as Sugar Beach which leads all the way to Kihei. Another favorite pastime is just relaxing on your own private oceanfront lanai at the condo watching the whales. You can also watch the boats leaving and returning to the harbor loaded with happy sightseers or gaze at the spectacular 10,000 foot rise of Haleakala volcano across the Bay. Evenings on the lanai have a sparkling view of the lights studding the 'up country' leading to the top of the volcano. If you are looking for paradise, this is it!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

'Maui no ka oi' Maui is the best! My first trip to Maui was to attend a friends wedding 30 years ago and I have been coming back ever since. I enjoy actively managing my vacation rentals which brings me to Maui for extended stays several times a year.

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Speaks: english

13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews


Great Maui Condo, Ma'alaea

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to stay when I'm in Maui. Gil's condo is updated and very nice. It has a nice washer and dryer as well. I love to watch the turtles right outside of our balcony every afternoon.Oceanfront all the way. Gil is very helpful in anything you need. I always come back to his condo ., I just feel really comfortable here. I love to drive around the island to hike go to other beaches , watch the windsurfers, shop, but if I feel like just staying around the condo I just walk out by door to a nice white sand beach. My son snorkeled right outside our place and saw turtles and lots of fish. It was great. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marilyn and Lorie

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weeks stay in this Condo. It was so well equipped, it felt just like a home away from home. We ate all our meals on the wonderful, private lanai and were out there every night till bedtime -- enjoying the stars and the sound of the waves. The pool area was very enjoyable -- the water temperature was perfect -- no Marco Polo was terrific. And we enjoyed visiting with the other guests and residents, both at the pool and bar-b-que area. Having an assigned parking space was a big plus also. It was a great week and we can't wait to return. Gil was very helpful, informative and pleasant to work with. Mahalo for such a great condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Maui condo near MA'ALAEA harbor

  • 5 of 5

Rich A.

This Island Sands condo was the perfect place to stay for our vacation in Maui. It's central location was great for all of our daily activities. Our family of four adults and one child found the condo well equipped with everything we needed. It included boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach towels, mats, umbrellas, chairs and cooler. Inside the condo were updated appliances i.e. Maytag washer and dryer, updated kitchen appliances and counter tops and everything yo would need to prepare meals. We rented this condo for nine nights and were on the go every day to some part of Maui. This included a day trip to Hanna and Charles Lindbergh's church and grave site, a morning trip to Haleakala National Park (great view of this volcano from our condo) a Saturday morning at the Swap Meeting (flea market) in Kahului where we found everything from local produce and crafts to a massage. My daughter even found a used book sale at the old sugar mill school. We also visited the Sugar Museum for a lesson in the production of sugar cane and its history in Maui. We booked a morning snorkel trip on the Four Winds II which leaves from the MA'ALAEA harbor just a short walk from our condo. They provided breakfast and lunch and a wonderful trip to Molokini for a morning of snorkeling. Again Molokini is visible from Gil's condo as well as the boats coming and going from the harbor. A visit to the condo pool was refreshing after a day snoring or surfing. We were pleased to meet some of the wonderful local condo residents as well as other guest at the pool and share some interesting stories. From this condo it was easy to get to Kihei and Wailea for great beaches. We arranged for surging lessons at Kihei. Another great beach trip took us north to Kapalua to the D. T. Fleming Beach Park which has wonderful facilities with life guards. Stop in Lahaina was a must stop for this historic town with it beach's and harbor is a great place to visit was just a short trip from our condo. We highly recommend this condo and Gil was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well appointed condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything a vacationer would ever wish for.From a well appointed kitchen with all appliances,comfortable beds in large bedrooms,a lanai with uninterrupted oceanfront view ,we were fortunate to see whales and turtles every day, to items that you need while spending time on the beach.The communal areas(hallways,pool,etc.)are immaculately maintained,and the permanent residents of Island Sands make vacationers very welcome,an example would be the pot luck suppers held on Saturday nights by the pool.If you want to spend more time vacationing and less time driving then this central location is ideal,all major towns are only 15 mins away and the Maalaea harbor,ideal for ocean activities,and local businesses are only a 5 min walk.I had the occasion to require assistance from Gil and his local management company, I locked myself out of the room safe, and was treated in the most courteous and efficient manner.I will definitely return and would highly recommend this property.Ian McCreath,Stony Plain,Alberta.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly as advertised. It had everything! I can't say enough about the great location! The view from the lanai was spectacular. We saw sea turtles swimming in the shallow waves right outside every day. The condo was well-stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and beach towels. It was clean and welcoming. It also had the basic cooking spices, pans, utensils, etc.-everything we needed. It had an air-conditioner in the living room that kept the place acceptably cool, and the beds were extremely comfortable. Getting to Maalaea from the airport was simple and fast. It was only a very short drive to Kihei from the condo, and Lahaina was close for surfing lessons for my sons! We booked the lessons at Outrageous Surf Shop, and they did an outstanding job! We also went to the Maui Ocean Center, which was only a block or two from the condo. We ate at Beach Bums BBQ and Grill several times, and the food was great! Booking the condo with Gil was easy, and he was quick to respond to inquiries. This condo made our vacation to Maui even more special, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and quiet. Great location too.

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I stayed here for eight days and we loved it. The place is very clean, and surprisingly quiet. From the balcony, we would see turtles swim by every day. For me the biggest bonus of this condo is the location. Olowalu beach (14 mi marker) and coral gardens are a 10-15 minute drive away which makes for very convenient early morning snorkeling outings when you have the entire beaches to yourself.

Being centrally located it is still close to the airport and a reasonable distance from the volcano.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

On my second trip to Maui, I decided to stay in a condo at Maalaea Banyans. I was immediately struck with the most spectacular view of the ocean, bay, 10,000 foot rise of Mt. Haleakala volcano, boats cruising out to Molokini island and the sound of surf breaking right out in front of the condo. Maalaea Bay is also a whale sanctuary where whales can be seen in full view from your lanai (covered deck) from December to April. the condo is centrally located and just a 20 minute drive to all the major tourist attractions yet tucked quietly on the ocean for a relaxing retreat.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Perfect, central location for exploring the majesty of Maui. 100% oceanfront location on Maalaea Bay whale sanctuary and walking distance to the Maui Ocean Center and harbor with snorkeling, diving and dining boat excursions as well as numerous restaurants and shopping. Just a 20 minute drive to two major tourist areas of Wailea or Lahaina/Kaanapali and convenient to the airport and the road to Hana or Mt. Haaleakala volcano preserve. After an active day you return to your oceanfront condo and the sound of soothing ocean waves and gentle island breezes.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value Season
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
All payments over $4500 U.S. dollars from non- U.S. banks must be via wire transfer of U.S. funds ($) unless other arrangements are approved

Reservation secured upon receipt of $200 deposit with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment is by personal check or PayPal (guest pays PayPal fees)
No cancellations 30 days prior to arrival
Add 13.42% tax to rates
Add $150 cleaning fee
Add $10.00/person/night over 4 guests
10% discount off daily rate for stays of 30 days or more
Hawaii tax ID #W40840150-01

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From the Owner

The central location makes it convenient to the rest of the island yet within walking distance is the harbor with fishing, snorkeling, scuba, dinner cruises and the popular Maui Ocean Center with aquarium, numerous shops and several restaurants. If you don't feel like cooking or barbecuing at the property, you don't have far to go for whatever you want.

Property Type

  • condo


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • New and tastefully remodeled baths with glass block enclosures, new tile, new cabinets with granite tops, new toilets and fixtures, beautifully decorated.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - Queen Sofa/Sleeper
  • Queen beds in each bedroom. Sofa opens to a queen sleeper in living room. Sleeps six maximum.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas


  • Guests provide their own meals

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