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Newly Remodeled Peaceful Direct Ocean Front Maui Hale - Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

Quiet Street, Little Beach where Turtles Love to Hangout & Fantastic Sunrises

We consider our Condo in Maalaea as our 'Hale' in Paradise. It sits directly in front of the blue Ocean with a small private beach and tide pools to explore.

From the Lanai you can watch the Whales put on an incredible show during the months of December through April. Maalaea Bay is a Sanctuary to the Humpback Whales.

The Sunrises coming up over Haleakala are spectacular, every morning it is a different array of dramatic colors. You have no obstructions to block the incredible view of the Ocean and the long stretch of Sugar Beach.

One of the best aspects is that it is centrally located to all that Maui has to offer.

The bedroom is nicely appointed with an appealing tropical flair with a large closet. There is a louvered glass window which allows a nice breeze that aids in a restful sleep.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you should need to make your stay feel like home. It has been recently updated with a new Stove, Microwave and Dishwasher, Granite Counter tops and new Cabinets. The refrigerator also has an ice maker. The upgraded washer is located in the kitchen and the dryer next to the refrigerator with a granite counter top for folding clothes.

The bathroom has also been updated with a tiled walk-in shower with a glass block wall, Granite Counter tops.

There is a Flat Screen TV, DVD, free WiFi, CD Player, Telephone and Broadband Access. We have attached a HDMI cable to the TV so you can hookup your laptop or other device enabling the ability to stream Movies, TV shows and view Photos taken of your Maui adventures. Both TVs are hooked up to Roku Devices for streaming movies and TV shows.

The beach towels and chairs, beach tote and cooler along with bed linens, bath towels, kitchen towels, hot mits, laundry detergent, fabric softener, misc cleaning supplies and light bulbs are all located in the cabinets in the hallway.

The cane couch has a dark floral print with end tables that have small ottomans tucked underneath you can pull out after a long day of sightseeing or a strenuous adventure. Along with the matching cane furniture the wall decorations and prints completes the tropical feeling of the Islands. There are new tile floors through out the Condo.

There is a fenced in Pool and Hot Tub along side an Outdoor Grill. Lots of lounge chairs are located on the lawn. There are also tables and chairs for dining and relaxing with a beverage. A outdoor shower is there to rinse off before entering the pool and to rinse off the sand for those who choose to hang out on the beach located right out in front of the Condo.

The Lobby too has the feel of the Islands . There is a parking lot directly out front of the Lobby with large fragrant Plumeria Trees. No Parking Fees.

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Jim and Cheryl Olson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Jim and Cheryl Olson

Our first visit to Maui together to look at Maalaea Banyans, was my husband’s first visit to this wonderful Island. I lived and worked on Maui many years ago and fell in love with the diversity and beauty.

I was raised in Kailua, Oahu and have always carried the spirit of Aloha with me where ever I go. The Island life is like no other. We visit Oahu every other year for Christmas to visit friends and family.

We now have a Condo in Ruston, with a beautiful view of Commencement Bay. Before this we lived on the Ocean in a small Ocean Front Community called Seaview Estates for 8 years. Both locations are located in the State of Washington.

Jim and Cheryl Olson purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jim and Cheryl Olson chose Maui

We decided that we wanted to spend more time on the Islands, although Kailua will always be in our hearts, I prefer the quiet, laid back feel of Maalaea that reminds us of Kailua of old.

What makes this condo unique

As soon as we walked through the door I knew I was home. It had a feeling of familiarity and Aloha. The view of the Ocean as we walked down the hallway was striking. We are use to Island sunrises in Kailua but the sunrise over Haleakala is incredible, lighting up the sky with a multitude of colors. Simply breathtaking. We like the location with just a two minute walk to Sugar Beach for our morning stroll and in the other direction just a short walk to shops, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center. Love all the different plants and trees that surround the Condo and the fact that they are very well maintained, so beautiful. The Condo is located on a dead end street so it is very quiet and relaxing. The surrounding area is secluded with very little traffic of either vehicle or people. Very unlike the busy large Vacation Resorts and their surrounding areas, but it is just a 20 minute drive if you want to experience and enjoy the hustle and bustle. All along knowing you are going to return to peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an epic month in Maalaea, Maui, staying here in February. I can't say enough about our enjoyment of this unit, and the caring and ready availability of the owners, Cheryl & Jim.

It was clean, quiet, and ideally situated for fun activities and conveniences. The decor was island comfortable, and the scene from the lanai was unsurpassed. The condo had all comfort and conveniences, including washer/dryer, which was so helpful for our longer stay.Plenty of hooks for "stuff", all beach items, including binoculars for sighting whales, right there for use.

The kitchen was very well stocked with everything anyone could want/need, as well as on site grills. We cooked many delicious meals there, dining on the lovely lanai morning and night.

The wi fi was great More to add (computer jumping around...)

Wi fi great, very relaxing for everything. My husband enjoyed the cable access for all the college b'ball on the mainland.

the pool is nice and "right sized" as is the hot tub. We so enjoyed sighting the whales, and the honu on the beach, as well as the regular Honu who arrived on the beach regularly every day. We loved seeing him!

It was wonderful to be able to walk to town to the local restaurants and whale watching, and walk the beach every day. The beach by the park (Haycraft) was lovely and almost at times felt like our very own; not too many people; just enough to say "hi" and "good morning".

All in all, one of the best of many trips we have been on. We have been to Maalaea before, but this was the best! We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else, now!
Jan 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Love the Hale away from home!

  • 5 of 5
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This is the second time we have stayed here; third time in Maalaea. I would not want to stay anywhere else on Maui, for us its the best. The location is perfect, quiet, cozy, and clean. It is convenient to most all sights and fun adventures, or great for just staying there and "chilling". The unit, while very nice before, has also been beautifully updated. Everything one could want or need is already there; other than groceries and personal toiletries. Cooking is a breeze, and the on site grills are very handy as well, and a fun place to socialize.

The on site manager is very helpful, if needed, and friendly.

Its so much fun to walk to Haycraft Beach, Sugar Beach, and to the village. The owners have provided nice beach chairs, umbrella, and snorkel gear.

We hope to have the great pleasure of visiting again; we had a thoroughly delightful time for 6 weeks. It truly felt like "Hale" to us!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A heavenly spot to call your vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from five nights in Maui in our home away from home, the wonderful condo of Jim and Cheryl Olson at Maui Banyans. As soon as my friend and I walked in the door, we immediately noticed the lovely décor of the condo, as well as how clean and organized it was. Watching the sunset and sunrise from the lanei and the living room was a big treat, and hearing the ocean waves at night was just wonderful. Jim and Cheryl have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable, and provide many items, such as toiletries, etc. so you don't have to worry about packing too much. The appliances are all new, the bathroom and shower are great, and I particularly loved all the prints and photos in the condo, making you feel very much at home. People at the Banyans are so friendly, and the grounds are lovely with a wonderful pool and hot tub. Jim and Cheryl also provide a book of places to visit and good restaurants in the area, which was helpful in planning our day.

If you want a relaxed, beautiful place to stay in Maui, consider renting this spot!! And the small harbor town of Maalaea where the condo is located is in a perfect location for touring both sides of Maui!! You could not receive better customer care from anyone else!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Maui Hale. Hope you can make it back to beautiful Maui soon. "Our Hale is your Hale"
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Very comfortable condo and good location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in this condo and it was very comfortable, well kept and user friendly. The location is great as well, it's centrally located so not far to get up to Kaanapali area beaches or Front Street shopping in Lahaina. Just a short drive back to Kahului for Costco, Walmart and much more. Cheryl was a great resource for any questions I had and was always just an email away. I found that to be an especially nice touch and so very helpful. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo was a pleasure having you as a guest. I am so happy you enjoy Ma'alaea as much as we do. It is a great launching point to almost anywhere you may want to go on Maui. I will be posting photos of the progress of the renovation adventure on our VRBO page. So if you're appreciated. As always "Our Hale is your Hale" and we would love to have you return.
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location, privacy, and the sounds of waves.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

we very much so enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed was available to us at the condo. We didn't need the a/c, there is a "breeze" that blows through the unit when all the windows are open. It was more like a major wind when we were there. But it keeps it cool. It was hard to hear the ocean from the bedroom. Mostly because of the wind blowing through the windows. But it was wonderful in the living room or lanai. We had a little issue with the smoke detector and had to disable it. But other than that everything was as described. And truly, you won't need, shampoo, conditioner or other small items. There were some spices and tea too. The cooler and chairs came in handy. It is very private. We actually never saw an other person other then the pool man for 3 days. The Jacuzzi is nice. Really hot. It is nicely located on the island. We stayed up north of Kaanapali after we stayed here, and I think this location makes it easier to get around. We tended to spend a lot of time in traffic when we stayed at the other location. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay in Ma'alaea. We also love the area because of the relaxed and quiet atmosphere unlike the crowded tourist locations. After a day out and about exploring the Island it is nice to return to the refreshing fragrant breeze that flows through the Condo. The Fire Alarm was replaced with a brand new one, we apologize and appreciate your patience and understanding. Mahalo.....
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A wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
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We had a great time and everything was exactly as it was advertised. Being right smack on the water was such a nice treat and the condo was priced perfect for our stay. Jim and Cheryl made it very comfortable and it had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. We loved the location and I enjoyed watching the sea turtles every day. Cheryl was always available by phone and was very pleasant to deal and I actually enjoyed a few conversations with her. We would definitely stay again! I might recommend the dinner cruise from the marina, which was within walking distance. The one and only thing we noticed was the boogie boards were cracked in half, but that was just an extra thing anyway. Thanks again Jim and Cheryl! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Doris.....We just got back, had to leave early :( We enjoyed having you two as Guests. I enjoy establishing a re pore with our Guests who leave as new friends ! I didn't notice the boogie boards! We will be back in December, I will pick up a couple of new ones. I don't know if I told you but we are renovating the Condo, I am so excited. So it was another working visit but that is OK. Can't wait for the first Guest's (actually they have stayed at the Hale a couple times) reaction. The only thing that will remain the same is the incredible view! Most of all I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beautiful Maui. You can take the girl off Maui but can't take Maui out of the girl.
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Absolutely amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5
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Jim and Cheryl have a beautiful well cared for and comfortable place! We were impressed the minute we arrived. Everything we needed was available and Cheryl was a quick email away if I had a question. Jim and Cheryl were very helpful with advice, making our stay on Maui just incredible!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Brittany.....I am so happy your stay on Maui will be a wonderful memory to reflect on. We are leaving this morning and I am so anxious to step through the door to our Hale. I always have to stand there for a moment looking down the hallway out at the Ocean to count my blessings. I enjoy being able to share all the beauty and Aloha of Maui.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Come see the Whales
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Value Season
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Come see the Whales!
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

One time cleaning fee of $100.00 is added.

If you lose your Access Code please contact me and I can give it to you. If you get an Access Code from the Resident Manager there will be a $50 fee. Feel free to call me or text me for the fastest response.

Hawaii Tax ID Number W55262766-01

***Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 555 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in Shower
  • Tiled walk in Glass block shower, includes hair dryer, curler, straightener, shampoo, conditioner, Body Wash, facial and body soap. New Granite counter tops and tiled floors. River rock shower floor decorated with Honu (Turtles).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Large closet and chested drawers, room to move. Louvered windows to allow the breeze to flow through unit. .
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You will be sent a code to enter the Condo through ResortLock. You will be able to change the code to one that you will be able to remember easily. So the only thing that gets lost in the sand is your toes. If you have any questions or specific needs please do not hesitate to call or email us. We will be more then happy to help you make your stay wonderful and full of happy memories. 'Our Hale is your Hale'

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