Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible queen size bed, 1 Bath--Sleeps 4
About Gwen Randall-Young
I am a psychologist in private practice. To learn more about me you can search Gwen Randall-Young, psychologist. Gwen has her psychology practice in Alberta--and while she generates her CDs and articles and books in Alberta, MUCH of her inspiration is drawn from the dose of spiritual refreshing she enjoys during each visit to our peaceful paradise getaway. We trust that our condo--and your experiences here--will work their magic on you as well.
Gwen Randall-Young purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Gwen Randall-Young chose Maalaea
We loved this peaceful, quiet setting--away from the tourists who crowd the better-known areas such as Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailea, and so forth. And yet, with this panoramic view and four miles of undeveloped beach nearby, we are peacefully isolated on a dead-end road just a short walk away to a park that adjoins a wildlife refuge that is your upland 'development' all the way to Sugar Beach. Very few on our beaches, other than the locals, who use the park on weekends and vacations. Maybe best of all, our condo unit is TRULY OCEANFRONT--a strong arm could toss a rock from our lanai into the ocean. Who could ask for more? By comparison, we recently took 29 minutes to drive through Kihei--and some parts of the day it is like a rolling parking lot to get in the line of cars headed for the ever-popular (and always over-populated) spots of Lahaina and Kaanapali. When you see us on the map, you can see how easy it is to get out and about on the island. We are close to the main highway, yet tucked away on a dead-end road with no traffic. Plus, Maalaea Kai has a greater percentage of owner-occupied units, which means fewer crowds doing the tourist thing. Our land is owned by our owners, unlike many other condos on our roadway (e.g. the two buildings on either side of us) where the condo unit 'owners' must pay rent each month to the land owner. Bottom-line of this is that we, as owners at Maalaea Kai, are much more likely to vote to put money into building & grounds improvements and maintenance. Hence, our building is in top shape, and likewise for our grounds.
What makes this Condo unique
On our first visit to Maalaea Kai, we were renters. Nearing sunset, the condo manager lit all of the Tiki Torches along the ocean bulkhead. Waving palms, the torches, the ocean, and the colors of the sky. With the sun setting on the clouds and on Haleakala, and just the sounds of the ocean, it was PURE MAGIC for us! We know you will love it too.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nine days too short
This trip was amazing, our honeymoon was nine days too short! We would have loved to stay longer and explore Maui more. We will definitely be back. The condo was perfect, clean, and in a great location. Eric was awesome and let us in when we accidentally locked ourselves out on the patio. We will definitely be back!
Terrific location and condo unit
This condominium has the best location for a stay on Maui. Not only a nice beach nearby - 5 min. walking distance - but easy access to many other top beaches. Drives to east Maui or west Maui are easily navigated. Most sites to be discovered were really short drives. We went nearly everywhere! The unit itself was just what we needed (and expected). The waterfront lanai was the best! Grounds were immaculate. Would return here in a heartbeat - and hope to.
1st Maui Trip
The central location of this property was excellent for exploring both sides of the island. The waterfront condo and room was truly on the water. A great place and value. Would stay again.
Gwen was such an amazing hostess! Her attention to detail did not go unnoticed! All the comforts of home were in this condo. We were a family of 4 and we were well accommodated during our stay, from pool and snorkel gear, to beach chairs and a cooler for beach days, to plenty of linens and towels, everything was thought of and provided. Gwen was easily reachable and responded timely to any questions we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back!
Loved this location. It was clean and well-maintained. Mostly, we loved sitting on the lanai and watching the ocean in front of us while enjoying the breeze.
Oh. My. Word! The trip was a dream come true and the location for our stay couldn't have been better! The grounds, the 2nd floor condo location, the ocean view, and the condo itself all contributed to the experience in which nothing was lacking. For us, taking a vacation to Maui is a splurge so to have any disappointments would be a bummer - and we had none! Thank you so much, Gwen, for sharing your place with us. We definitely hope to come back and your place is where we would want to stay!
All Usual Beach and Water Activities - Snorkeling, Etc, Great Restaurants and Shopping, Many Golf Choices, Fishing - right off the Maalaea Kai Bulkhead, Whale Watching, Helicopter Tours, World Class Aquarium, Pacific Whale Foundation - board their Excellent Tours just a short walk down the road, Kealia National Wildlife Refuge