Great views, convenient location, nice surroundings, beautiful furnishings, and excellent value.
GREAT DEAL: We are charging ONLY $129/night plus tax from May to mid December! No cleaning fees or other charges for stays a week or more. Only $149/night plus tax for April. Only $199/night plus tax mid December through March. Still a very good value.
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This is a lovely condo in Maalaea Banyans, on the third floor (great privacy and there is an elevator) of an attractive 4 story, nicely landscaped all oceanfront complex. It is in the quiet, peaceful village of Ma’alaea, ideally located only about 20 minutes from the airport, Lahaina, Kihei-Wailea, Kahalui, Wailuku, Iao Valley, North Shore windsurfing, etc.
From the living room and lanai, you have spectacular views of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, the coast stretching down past Kihei, and the base of Haleakala. Your view is framed by lush grounds and palm trees. The ocean is less than 100 feet away, with gently lapping waves. Usually. A few times a year there are strong south swells, and surfers come from all over to challenge the legendary 'Ma’alaea pipeline', also called the “freight train”, one of the fastest ride-able waves in the world. Huge waves, great surfing, and lots of broken surfboards right in front of you.
Another once in a lifetime experience: for some reason, Humpback whales tend both to mate and to deliver their babies right off Ma’alaea. Chances of seeing mating or births are best in January or February, but there is excellent whale watching from our lanai (or numerous boat trips from the harbor a few minutes away) from late December until mid April. Unlike California whale watching (where the whales are commuting between Alaska and Mexico) in Maui the whales seem to be on vacation too. They flap their fins, rhythmically thwop their tails, leap entirely out of the water, sing, make and have babies, and generally have a great time. April to December, you can still see outrigger canoes, Rays, Turtles, and the occasional Monk Seal and Dolphin from the lanai.
A 5 minute walk from the condo takes you to Ma’alaea harbor, restaurants, a small shopping center, a well-regarded aquarium (the Maui Ocean Center), mini-golf, etc. They are convenient, but entirely out of sight and mind when you do not need them.
A 5 minute walk toward Kihei takes you to tiny Haycraft Park and a 5 mile long, largely deserted beach, backed by protected wetlands. Good swimming and hiking, sea turtles, and some snorkeling. (Great snorkeling is only a short drive away.)
There are a tremendous number of good eating options. The BBQ, grounds, hot tub, pool, and lanai may tempt you cook at home or bring back take-out. There are quite a variety of good restaurants in walking distance. And it is easy to go to Lahaina, Kihei, Wailuku, Kahalui, (or almost anywhere) just for dinner. When we used to stay in Kihei-Wailea we either went to Lahaina /Kaanapali for the whole day, or didn’t go at all. Now it is a short beautiful drive, so just going for dinner seems easy and fun.
Our condo has new travertine tile floors throughout, good mattresses, new top quality furniture, towels and linens, all the amenities we could think of, washer and dryer in the unit, coffee maker and espresso maker, microwave, dishwasher etc. Everything is freshly painted.
We think you will have a wonderful time. Many people return again and again, and we hope you will, too. (and we give a 10% discount for re-rentals)
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We love Maui, and bought this condo over 20 years ago to live in when we eventually retire. We're still working, but go as often as possible, now with our toddler grandchildren.
Our condo is ideal for a couple. If necessary, 2 more people can also sleep on the sofa bed in the living room.
But when we go with our grown kids and grandkids, we also rent a second unit. That and separate cars gives everyone their own space and privacy and is wonderful for a combination of family togetherness, and relaxed private vacation time.
Everyone can have time with the kids, and time without them for romantic dinners, snorkeling, hikes in the jungle, etc.
We've found using 2 condos for family vacations much less expensive than renting a house, more private than a larger condo, and we think, infinitely superior to hotel rooms.
In fact, we are going again soon with the kids and grandkids. Should be great!
Friends of ours in Maui (the owners of the place we used to rent in Kihei) lived in Maalaea Banyans and recommended we buy one when they sold the place we used to stay.
The more we are in Maalaea, the better we like it. The central location is outstanding, the views gorgeous, and it has a quiet, off the tourist path feel. In the early morning we often walk along the nearby beach (but it's so long, we've never made it to the far end in one shot.). Walk the other way a few minutes for breakfast, dinner, activities, or shopping. (Writing this, I can hardly wait to go back!)
People come back again and again. They've found there is no need to spend a lot of money to have a relaxing, romantic, exciting, fantastic vacation getaway with wonderful lodging in a beautiful tropical location.
Aloha! Have a great time!
We just added a huge mirror on the lanai, and it is spectacular! The views are even bigger and better. (should have done it years ago) We also just finished (October 2013) a major remodel! All new granite counters, new tiled rain and regular shower, new cabinets and appliances, etc.
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