E Komo Mai, (Welcome) to your Maui vacation holiday condominium. We strive to provide you with a beautiful home away from home. Here at your personal vacation retreat you can do as much, or as little as you want. Please take the 'Virtual Tour' of your condo at the website listed below.
Watch the sunrise over Haleakala, take a dip in the fresh water pool or hot tub, work on your tan, take long romantic walks along Sugar Beach nearby, watch whales play (In season) from your 4th floor lanai, cook dinner on the gas BBQ grills, then dine on your private lanai as you watch the moonrise over Haleakala and shimmer on Ma'alaea Bay.
After a long day on Maui, fall asleep to the gentle sound of surf lapping on the shoreline below, as the smell of plumeria and ginger blossoms waft through your room on the gentle Maui breezes. Yes, you ARE in paradise! We hope you choose to stay with us and have many fond memories of your Maui holiday. Karen and I look forward to hearing from you.
To keep us in compliance with the government:
General Excise Tax Number: W-68822711-01
Transient Accommodations Tax Number: W-68822711-01
Last Four Digits of FEIN: 7549
I asked Karen to marry me when we were on the summit of Haleakala (10,043'), which can be seen from our 4th floor, treetop lanai. We were married by a remote waterfall on Maui a year later. Maui is very special to us!
Joe Dorsey purchased this condo in 2004
Ma'alaea (Mah-ah-lie-yah) is a secluded, private little village off the beaten path to Lahaina. Not many people know the town even exists and that is why we like it. It is centrally located to just about everything fun to do on Maui, but when you return back to your 'Little grass shack', you seem to be miles away from everything and can relax and take time to smell the plumerias!!!
Every year the Humpback whales return to Ma'alaea Bay to birth their young. You can watch as they jump a play a few hundred yards right offshore of your lanai. It is really very majestic to watch! Also, the moonrise over Haleakala is very romantic and beautiful to see! It does not get much better than this on Maui!!!
Hi Joe and Karen,
I (this is coming from Jeff, my mom and the kids
too!) wanted to thank you so much for letting us
stay at your condo. We had an incredible time on
the Island, staying in our 'Maui House' as the kids
It is such a beautiful location, easy to get to
everywhere or no where (as we chose on some
days). The wind was a blessing as it cooled off the
condo to the point we never actually used the AC.
Swimming right from the condo was beautiful and
so was the running. Our favorite was grilling and
having our dinners outside on the lawn, so
awesome.It was so nice going to bed with the sound
of the waves crushing outside and waking up to the
same sounds (well, some mornings it was a crying
baby or two but we'd rather forget that!).
We managed to cover quite a bit and the kids and
us will have memories that last a lifetime. What an
experience!!!!! We are certainly going to be back!!!
Melina, Jeff, Jade, Jasmine (3 year old twins) and
Peter (18m old)
Six of my family members, ages 8yrs old through 61 yrs old, stayed at the Ma'alaea Banyans in July, 2007 for two weeks. We LOVED it for the following reasons:
Our top priority when picking a condo was that it had to be OCEANFRONT. This condo, not only had a fantastic, panoramic view of the ocean, but we could, also, hear the waves lapping onto the shore!
We, also, wanted a condo with AC just in case the weather was hot and humid. As it turned out, we never used the AC provided, because a wonderful breeze continually cooled the condo.
A swimming beach was, also, something we wanted, and although we couldn't swim in the ocean directly in front of the condo, there was a nice swimming beach within a SHORT walking distance that had miles of uncrowded, white, sandy beach. We spent hours walking this beach, exploring tide pools and collecting shells.
More perks we found while staying at this condo were all the things to do that were within walking distance.
We loved the Ocean Center Aquarium where we bought a WEEK pass that cost only a few dollars more than a day pass. It was well worth the extra money, as we could visit any time during their hours of operation for one week from the date of purchase. This allowed us to come and go as much or as little as we wanted. It made a great filler for days when we went on short excursions to other parts of the island, or if we just wanted a little something to do on a relaxing day at the condo.
There are lots of fun shops at the Ocean Center for those that like to shop, and some very good restaurants for those who like to eat. :)
A miniature golf course and bumper boat park is, also, within walking distance. It is located right next door to a gas station, mini mart and fast food restaurant. The grandkids and BIG kids had many laughs at this park.
When we went snorkeling at Molokini, we were even within walking distance of the dock where we boarded our boat for the trip.
So as I said, there were LOTS of things to do within walking distance of this condo, yet it was peaceful and quiet.
Last but not least, Joe was a virtual encyclopedia of info, and a pleasure to work with. He went over and above the call of duty in order to make our stay the very best it could be. Having a DSL connection was another added perk that we really appreciated.
If you want a wonderful Maui experience, I highly recommend this quiet, oceanfront, centrally located condo. My family and I would definitely stay here again.
We LOVED our stay at the condo. The condo had everything we could have needed including beach towels. The kitchen was fully stocked, which was great for us staying in for many of our meals and we loved grilling out down by the pool and the ocean. The location is great, near the Ocean Center and near Maalaea Harbor, which is the location for our snorkel cruise's departure. Central enough to drive anywhere we wanted to as a day trip (though we didn't have as much time for stops on the road to Hana as if we'd stayed a night on the east side of the island). The beach accessible via the park just down the road provided hours of walking along the beach picking up tiny seashells and looking at tiny crabs.
Joe was a great host from afar - answering numerous questions and flexible when we didn't know our exact travel dates. Highly recommended!
The location of this condo was excellent! It was a perfect set up for the 4 of us, we were walking distance to everything, we even did the island bus to Lahania, it was alot better than the bus system in Barbado's! The bus worked great for when we wanted to go to another town and have a few beverages. The condo was clean and everything that we were promised, everyone was very nice and helpful. If we go back to Maui we will definitly look up Joe and Karens condo to see if they are still renting it out. We would walk down to the Beach Bum Bar and Grill and have their ribs on Wednesday (they were excellent!! One dinner will feed 2 people and still have leftovers) We had whales for entertainment everyday out in the bay. We rented a car and checked out the whole island! The drive to the north and around is a very nice drive, we thought it was better than the road to Hana. It had alot more of the narrow roads but alot more of it was along the ocean and not near as many cars.
Joe and Karen, Thank you for the use of the condo this last week. We had everything we needed to enjoy a home away from home. Thanks also for all your personal service as I prepared the details of the trip, you were most helpful--Rob, May 2010
We had a great month in Maui and your accommodations made it that much more enjoyable. Joe, your help and information was very useful and much appreciated. The condo is very centrally located, close to beach, shopping, sight seeing etc, nothing was more than 1/2 hour away. We loved to have breakfast on the balcony and watch the whales put on a show every morning. The pool, hot tub and grounds were well kept and other residents very friendly. Enjoyed Bar b Qs and lawn furniture, even had some lunches by the water.The condo was well kept and had every convenience we could want. Sugar Beach was great for swimming, snorkeling or just going for a walk. Thanks for the use of your condo.
Dear Joe and Karen,Many thanks for the use of your beautiful Maui Home! We enjoyed every minute of our two-week stay in Maui and have so many pictures and memories to include in our scrapbooks! We can’t tell you how nice it was to have this personal contact with you prior to our arrival. Every detail you shared with us was of great value. We printed off every email exchange so we had them to refer to--and we ate at all the restaurants you recommend--Yum. The Barefoot Activity staff were fantastic with the reservations they made for us. Our luau seats were right up front, we couldn’t have planned it better. And the Zipline Haleakala Adventure is one the kids are still raving about--a must for those who love an adventure.You helped make our vacation to Paradise a true Paradise. When we were packing up to leave on Sunday…everyone of us were wishing we had one more day…I guess that’s how it is to be in Paradise and have to leave. It gives us something to look forward to…we’ll be back in five years! Our little two year old granddaughter on the day after their return home, looked out her back door and said to her mother “Mommy…No Whales! Maddy miss Whales…Maddy miss water..go Waii?”, our daughter told her “mommy misses the water and the whales too!”. We thought that was funny, so when my daughter calls me she says “Mommy…miss whales and water…can we go Waii?’I hope you don’t mind, but we took a bunch of your cards and have passed them out, we also shared your information with some people we met at the luau.Again, our heartfelt thanks!(...miss whales…miss water)MahaloJohn and Di Crust
Deep Sea Fishing, Fast Food, 5-Star Restaurants, The Maui Aquarium, Ma'alaea Harbor, Sunset Dinner Cruises, Molokini Snorkel Dive Trips, fishing and LONG walks on Sugar Beach, all a block or two away from your condo