We stayed at this property for 10 days in October and words can't describe how amazing it was. We had a group of 7 friends (good amount for the house!) take on Maui for some much needed R&R. A 30 minute drive from the airport, tucked behind a beautiful wooden gate, sat a fabulous beach front home that screamed, "vacation!" We had a packed schedule of events, hikes, luau's, adventures, etc... but the best part of each day was coming back to this home. Every night we enjoyed pina colada's on the patio and soaked up the sunsets. I made sure that we kept a few afternoons free so we could take advantage of the giant grassy yard! Equipped with lawn chairs, croquet, and abundant sunshine... it was paradise!
The home itself was like walking into a Home & Gardens "Hawaii addition" magazine... new appliances (well received by someone who loves to cook), plenty of seating both inside and on the deck, and a tiki hut ceiling that was made even more picturesque by a couple of the gecko's that managed to sneak in. The entire wall facing the ocean is a series of sliding doors that open up to create the ideal indoor/outdoor setting. This small community is walking distance to local shops, restaurants, bars, grocery stores (we preferred Times which is a block away), and the drugstore.
Tips: Purchase a pair of water shoes at CostCo or Longs as the beach in front of the house is a little too rocky for galavanting in without a some cushion. Rent a stand up paddle board or kayak from down the street and you're bound to see turtles right out front. Mosquitos came out at night so if you're likely to get bit, keep a bottle of OFF nearby. The studio downstairs is great for a couple or someone who likes a little more privacy. Water noodles are awesome for taking out and lounging in the ocean... with a drink in hand. Take a sunset photo EVERY night! It helps ease the pain when you have to go back home. Enjoy!