I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
Family of 3 Weeklong Visit to the Hale Kai - July 2014
We are repeat guests & love the down-home comforts of the Hale Kai (HK)!! Easy drive from airport (45 min-hr). Stop at Costco by airport before making the drive, or Safeway in Lahaina on the way, or locally at Times Supermarket. HK parking is easy in and out. Love to stay on ground floor so can walk out our doors to pool or ocean. Have local park for great view right next to outside patio (see photo) where we ate most of our home meals-great layout! (Hardly any bugs although did see random mosquito midday.) Kitchen sufficiently equipped, Barbeques available by the pool. (Bring own spices/herbs from home, if like to cook.) Wander across street in morning for Bad *** Coffee & Farmer's Mkt M-W-F. Great local Fish Market couple of blocks down; Ono Kau Kau Mixed Plate (HA good, Chinese ok); Maui Brewing Co good lunch, as well as Aloha Mixed Grill (Lahaina). Had amazing (expensive!) dinner at Haliimaile General Store near airport our last night. Easy access to so many beautiful beaches & then back for refreshing pool dip & sitting under umbrella with a beverage (plastic glass only). Great snorkeling-Airport & Napili Beaches, among others. Tradition of blowing conch shells at sunset looking out to the ocean which is lovely. Cools down nicely at night, so we leave all the windows open to get cross breezes & hear the surf (no air conditioners but ceiling fans work great!) This year, there were several big turtles that decided to take naps on the shore right by the HK. What a bonus!! (We were alarmed at first, but found out not a big deal. Just don't crowd them or try to touch them since against the law & stresses them out.) Laundry room has shelves of books you can borrow & lost & found (borrowed 2 beach chairs from).
Manager responded on 7/13/2014:
Aloha, Welcome back and very pleased to read your great summation of your trip for other guests to Hale Kai and #104. Mahalo