Positive: The unobstructed view of the ocean is breathtaking. Our family spent the mornings/evenings sitting on the large deck watching/listening to the ocean. There was plenty of room for our family of six and the studio was perfect for my son who needs his own space. I loved the large hammock out back. It was a great place to stretch out and nap. The side deck was a perfect spot for our massages. We had Marty from Relax Therapeutic Massage come out and all six of us got massages. He was fabulous! After five hours of massaging the rest of the family, he still had enough strength for me.
The house is located where you feel like you are away from it all, but close enough to a grocery store and other great places that you can walk to. The Maui Dive shop is right across the street. We got our snorkeling equipment there and snorkeled out back. We saw a lot of fish and got the hang of snorkeling before we went on our “snuba” excursion.
Negative: There were some minor issues with the house as mentioned in two other reviews, the biggest issue being that the top rack of the dishwasher was broken and the soap dispenser didn't open so we did our dishes by hand. SUGGESTION: if there is something out of order when you get there, let Mitzi know right away. The kitchen faucet would not turn when we got there, but we dealt with it because it was just a minor inconvenience. When we checked out, I left a note for the cleaners that it needed to be fixed (along with the other items we found) and, consequently, we were blamed for breaking it. Also, leave the window by the couch closed. We had that window open and a very strong wind came up and blew the shutter, which knocked over the lamp, breaking the shade and the part that the bulb screws into. We alerted Mitzi of this and she said no problem. She knew how strong the wind could get. When the contractor came after we left, he said it was due to “customer misuse”. How he could determine what happened just by looking at it, I don’t know. This was very upsetting since we told Mitzi what happened. We had offered to have it repaired, but were told not to worry about it. We were charged anyway.
All in all, it was a nice place to stay. If we stay there again, we just know to alert Mitzi as soon as we get there if there is something wrong. As vacation rental property owners ourselves, we appreciate when guests let us know if something needs repair since we cannot always be there.