|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
PANARAMIC VIEW... CORNER UNIT WITH LARGE LANAI ON 2 SIDES. DISCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS. Please inquire.
Live the tropical island dream! -- the ocean spreading before you like a sailors fantasy, tranquil palm trees framing your view, a peaceful home for relaxing and getting ready for your adventures. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Maalaea Yacht Marina condo building is so pleasant you may not want to leave! Check our Calendar for Availability.
Recently beautifully refurbished, you have a very private vacation condo in an aloha Maui paradise with the ocean and exotic foliage right by you. Three walls of glass and a wrap-around lanai (balcony) create a seamless interface between the stunning view and the master bedroom and living area. Also free secure wireless internet! An assigned parking space and a security elevator add to your peace of mind of being in a quiet part of Maui away from traffic and crowds.
Look at sparkling sunrises over Haleakala, at over 10,000 feet. Feel the privacy of watching the quiet boat traffic going on excursions, fishing trips and whale watching while you are unobserved at breakfast on you third floor lanai. Watch the sun play off the islands of Molokini and Kahoolave and the West Maui Mountain through the day till the moon sparkles off the waters in front of you in the evening and the south shoreline of Kehei, Wailea and Makena twinkles with lights.
This is a magical place that we call a second home is in a quiet 4 floor condo building. You will find it furnished with kitchen amenities, books (including many Maui guides), beach gear - all the things you'd want for staying weeks at a time in this enchanting location. We visit several times a year to care for our place and an on-island agent is available to you. You will get her contact information when you make your final reservation payment. For a lot MORE PHOTOS click the link below just above the calendar for our personal website.
As it is centrally located on the island, you are 15 minutes from the airport and the large grocery stores of Kahului and Kehei. (There is a well stocked convenience grocery in the next building.) You are well situated for daily excursions to the South Shore, Lahaina, the road to Hana or Upcountry. Learn more about these adventures from our personal guest binder in the condo and our personal condo website referenced in the link below.
We enjoy the convenience of a mini-market downstairs in the adjacent condo building and a General Store a very short walk away. Both of these have a deli, a selection of groceries and drug-store items, plus island souvenirs. A five minute walk further along to Harbor Village brings more restaurants and snack food venues. We get delicious meals at Buzz's on the Wharf, and enjoy the harbor scene during a meal at the harbor side Beach Bums Bar and Grill - and that's not all our choices for food! There is a pizza place with great designer pizzas and an upscale Italian restaurant, newly opened in January 2014.
Besides the shops with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and sundries (including a branch of Maui Dive Shop where you can rent snorkel equipment or arrange dive trips), the Harbor Village is home to The Ocean Center, a world class aquarium. Nearby you also have a miniature golf course and the convenience of a gas station. At the end of the short street on which the condo is located, you'll find a beach park that is the beginning of three miles of beach reserve, where we enjoy sunrise strolls, beach combing and bird watching.
We think you'll find our home-away-from-home relaxing and inviting and you'll enjoy the quality we added. You'll want to spend days there on the lanai, enjoying the birds in the monkey pod tree or palm trees just off the lanai and the boats sailing in and out of the small harbor. Or the solar heated pool will entice you with its view right off to the spectacular tropical ocean. When you want to call home and connect with your family or friends, long distance is free to all USA States and Canada. And when you are ready to venture out, you'll see that this is a great choice for a home base on your vacation in Paradise.
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We are Jim and Cynthia, from Reno, Nevada. Jim is a University Professor and Cynthia a retired first grade teacher. This picture shows us doing a favorite hike on Maui where we love all the opportunity for diverse outdoor activities. We get to be in our condo several times a year which allows us to make improvements on a regular basis (and, of course, have a Great Vacation!). We have a good property manager whose office is near the condo to take care of cleaning and upkeep on a regular basis. Maui is our favorite of the islands for its beaches, snorkeling, arts community and fabulous scenery. We love to travel and hope you enjoy one of our favorite places for a vacation.
The Owner purchased this condo in 1999
We love the sense of paradise we get when we are at our condo. Maalaea is away from the hustle and bustle of very touristy areas, yet just steps away from the romantic peacefulness of our palm trees and ocean splendor there are a variety of restaurants, shops and even a small grocery store. When we were looking to buy a condo we had stayed both in the south and the west on other trips to Maui. When we saw the island feel of this little corner of Maui and a whale breached right before our eyes a few minutes after entering this condo, we were more than charmed. We were convinced this was perfect for a tropical island dream.
One of the things we enjoy so much is the fact of our corner condo having an extra large lanai that wraps around and gives us such a sense of openness. It feels very private being on the third floor with trees near us and the water of the Bay so close we could throw a coconut into it! The walls of window in the condo have floor to ceiling curtains that give a spacious feeling, not the narrow-box closeness of some condos. Besides these pleasures of the condo itself, we enjoy walking over to Harbor Village for the restaurants, some shopping, or to book a cruise or a whale watch. The Maui Ocean Center there is a world class aquarium, so we get at least a week membership. Having a gas station less than a minute drive away and miles of beach (a Nature Reserve that won't be built up) stretching the other direction are part of the benefits of our location.
A few weeks ago a family asking about our condo for a summer stay wanted some references, since I hadn't put in a Guest Book online. Of course, I provided references but also decided to add the Guest Book. So I asked various guests from the last several years to make comments. Right now I am at the condo myself. One of my very favorite things to do right away is read the guest book in the condo. We started our second guest book when we were here in December and what a fun time I just had reading the comments since then! I had to get some paper and make notes of some new places to go. The guests have left such good ideas of favorite places to eat and activities to do. You will get good ideas from "regular people" as well as from the many books we have for you on Maui. My goal is to help our guests have a wonderful vacation... and my guests help me have one, too!
Some vacations are so busy we need to rest from our vacation upon returning home. Not so with our wonderful stay in Maui. The owners were accomodating and friendly. The condo fit our every need, especially the beautiful morning sunrises from the large veranda. We walked, shopped, and ate locally. The location was convenient. I highly recommend this condominium vacation to others.
It is great condo to stay, it is more than well equipped than the description in VRBO.com. Enjoyed the views, sun rise and sunset. Great Location and wonderfully decorated condo. Enjoyed home cooked dinners in the Lanai..it is an awesome vacation and can't wait to come back and have a longer stay.
Thanks a lot Cynthia..
Hari & Family
The location of the condo is the best!!! Easy access to anything; that is if you want to leave-
We loved the condo and the "little beach" so much we spent many relaxing hours there-
the day before we left two manta rays come into the harbor and frolicked right in front of the lanai - it was a treat to see these beautiful creatures. Also enjoyed the bobbing heads of the sea turtles every day. Must see is Sugar Beach right near the condo - so wonderful. We were the only ones there! My sister's first time to Hawaii and she fell in love and truly enjoyed the well equipped and tastefully decorated condo. Thanks Cynthia
The thing that stands out most about this condo is that Cynthia really loves it, cares about it, and cares about the people who stay there.
She called us to check in and make sure we had everything we needed. You can tell by talking to her how much she loves this condo....this isn't just a money-making piece of real estate to her. It's refreshing.
She also became very concerned when I fell ill and worked with us to let us stay another night so I could rest. Her housekeeper was very flexible in that regard as well. We are so appreciative. Cynthia checked with me about my illness after we returned home, too.
We enjoyed our stay in this condo and especially working with Cynthia.
From the minute I contacted Cynthia about booking this condo for our dream Maui vacation, I knew I had found the right place! As we had never rented a condo through VRBO, naturally we were a little apprehensive especially with us living so far away. But, Cynthia quickly put our concerns aside. Booking, paying, questions, and we had a lot of questions, were all handled promptly and thoroughly.
The welcome packet Cynthia sent us became our Maui guide! (along with the Maui Revealed book which is one of many informative books in the condo). We managed to do most of the activities listed in the packet; the Kahuhuli Swap meet, Road to Hana, (twice), yes twice, there were just so many hikes and activities we wanted to do along this magnificent road, Haleakala sun rise, and the amazing funky town of Paia being some of the highlights of our trip! You must try the Fish Market in Paia! We frequented it several times!
We spent 2 weeks in paradise, and this lovely oceanfront condo. What an amazing place. From the first morning having our coffee on the lanai and watching the sun come up over Haleakala, we were smitten! We chose this condo for its location, we loved staying in Maalaea! So central to everything! We enjoyed the market everyday, the General Store, and ofcourse the Aquarium!
We loved the condo for its oceanfront location, large corner lanai, and 2 bedrooms/bathrooms. We travelled with our good friends and the condo met all of our expectations. Beautiful, comfortable and quiet. Sitting on the lanai you are immediately captivated by the view of the ocean, Haleakala, the harbour, and for me the palm trees swaying! First time I had seen a palm tree! We spent every morning watching the tour boats go out from the harbour while having our breakfast and coffee on the lanai......sigh, what a wonderful time we had. We made a lifetime of memories, and hope to get back very soon to continue our discovery of this magical place.
Thank you Cynthia for everything! My heart is full, and I know this was just the first of many trips we will make to this very special place.
Mahalo! Dave, Katrina, Jack, Maureen
To start off, booking the stay was easy and pleasant. I booked directly with the owner and she was friendly and helpful. My wife and I have 4 children ranging from age 6 to 13. The condo easily accommodated all 6 of us, as there is a king bed in the master, a king bed in the 2nd bedroom (can be made into two twins), plus a generous sofa-bed in the family/living room. The pictures on the site are accurate, but you will need to stand on the balcony in person to truly appreciate the beauty of the harbor, the tranquil sounds of the lapping waves on the beach and the smell of the ocean. I could even see whales spouting in the distance. The hammock on the balcony was my favorite spot. Although there are whale watching boats which regularly depart from the harbor, I was surprised to find that they made very little noise, and were in fact a pretty sight to see.
The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc, which really helped, as we were on a budget and saved money by cooking many of our own meals. We were also pleased to find a nice assortment of beach gear, including snorkeling gear and boogie boards, stocked within the closets and underneath the beds.
There are a dozen or so small local shops, stores and eateries nearby, within a 5 to 10 minute walk from the condo. My family and I did not visit any of these, as we had a rental car and drove around the island for sightseeing and to sample the various beaches on the west side of the island. We did visit two small beaches near the condo, both within easy walking distance, and found them to be pleasant enough, but we are very particular with the type of beaches we like (not too steep, lots of sand protruding into the ocean before any drop off, minimum of rocks, minimum of driftwood, long wide open areas, etc.) and found our preferred beach at Kalama Beach Park, which is 8 miles south of the condo.
My family and I are also fans of fresh tropical fruit. After doing some research, we found a fruit stand which sells the best mangoes in Maui, and possibly Hawaii, called Yee's Orchard and Fruit stand, which is also about 8 miles away. Incidentally, the best shaved ice on Maui is sold by Ulu Lanis, a branch of which is also located around 8 miles from the condo.
Overall, this location matched our needs perfectly, and I am glad we picked this location, among the many choices out there.
World Class Acquarium a short walk away, Dive Shop nearby with equipment rentals, new Tropical Theme Miniature Golf Amusement area with bumper boats, trampoline and climbing wall, Award Winning Restaurants, Kealia Wildlife Reserve nearby along road or by walking on the beach, during the winter months Whale Watching from the lanai or by boat excursions from the Harbor just steps away
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2016 - Apr 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
Discounts given for stays longer than 2 weeks.
Add $100 for reservation less than 5 nights
Cancellations up to 60 days prior, full refund.
Cancellations less than 60 days, forfeit deposit; 7 days or less, no refund
Check-in 3pm; Check-out 11am
13.25% Hawaiian taxes added to total rate. (GET is 4% & TAT is 9.25%)
Tax Registration # is 20115427
30% deposit confirms your booking.
Full payment due by 30 days prior to arrival.
Credit card payment through PayPal; add 3% (4% for non-USA)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.