Wonderful week in Maui
Submitted: October 18, 2011
Stayed: October 2011
We just returned from spending a week in Maui where we stayed in this home and it was wonderful. We have 4 kids between the two families and found this rental to be a perfect set-up for our vacation. The home is better than advertised as it is very spacious. The downstairs living area is great, but the upstairs is even larger with a great area for the kids to run around and play. Plenty of sleeping options as well, which is great for two families with both babies and young kids. The kitchen is spacious and well-appointed with all the appliances that I could think to need. The storage room outside is packed with boogie boards, grass mats, beach buckets and shovels, umbrellas, chairs, tennis rackets/balls, and other stuff to help you enjoy your vacation without having to go buy stuff that is expensive and that you can't take home with you.
The Puamana grounds are very nice with lots of green space, very nice pools, and a tennis court. We surfed out in front of Puamana several days with great swell and while the beaches aren't really large, they are nice and not crowded at all. The staff at the clubhouse were very nice and helpful when we had questions.
We would definitely recommend checking out Ohana Tacos in Kaanapali in the parking lot of Pizza Hut - it's a food cart that is only there from 6-10pm on M-F, but it's totally worth the drive and the fish tacos are SOOOO good! We went to Ululanis Hawaiian Shave Ice every day in downtown Lahaina. Our family loves shave ice, and this is the best we've had. Make sure to get the coconut (haupia) ice cream on the bottom and "snow cap" on the top or even handmade mochi. Many of the fruit syrups are actually fruit puree. Again, so good! It's only about 1 mile to downtown Lahaina so if you didn't have a car, you could still walk to eat, shop or check out the harbor.
We rented surf boards from Boss Frogs and the Local Motion store over - both had great selection and we would use them again. I rented a high-end road bicycle from Boss Frogs which was great as well.
In summary, we found this to be a wonderful vacation rental for our two families with kids and we would love to stay here again and highly recommend this home.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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