Maalaea Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condo on Sandy Beach, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)
Looking for a spacious 2 bedroom unit with a sublime ocean view that's only 120 feet from the shoreline of a sandy beach? Look no further. Mort's Port awaits your arrival.
If you are able to plan your trip for Thanksgiving week or the 2nd week of Dec., you will discover how much you will be able to enjoy before high season rates kick in. The island is not as crowded as at the end of the year, but the whales have arrived! 7 nights at the end of Nov. are at 185/nt. with an 8th night being $160 and a 9th night, $150. Beginning Dec. 7 or 8, each night is $210 for the week. Add an extra night for $190. On Dec. 15, the rate goes up to $265 and the min. stay is 14 nights.
We welcome inquiries at any time, but only commit to a reservation one year or less prior to intended start date. The minimum rental generally is 7 nights (less than that being 6 nights in May and any 4 to 6 nights that would be filling in a gap between bookings.) Note: There are 5 NIGHTS IN APRIL of next year currently available as a rental.
If you decide to stay in Mort's Port, this is what we can predict: You won't want to leave. Treat yourself to a stay in this superb third floor unit in Kanai A Nalu, and you'll understand. The wall-to-wall glass that separates the living area from the lanai presents an astounding and expansive ocean view. The gentle trade winds, the swaying palms, and the sound of the waves will enchant you. If you have ever stayed in the more tourist-populated parts of the island, you will appreciate the relative seclusion and quiet nature of Maalaea.
Within walking distance are the shops and oceanview restaurants at Maalaea Harbor. You'll also find boats departing for snorkeling, diving, and whale watching adventures. Also nearby is the Maui Ocean Center, as impressive an aquarium as you'll find anywhere.
If you want to get in the water, you can go down to the sandy beach below the courtyard to swim, snorkel, or surf. Perhaps you may want to try paddle boarding. Of course, there is always the option is to take a dip in the gated pool located in the center of the courtyard.
If you want to take a scenic walk (or run) along the shoreline, you can go for miles on Sugar Beach, which has just two oceanfront condo buildings beyond ours to the east. Then you're on a vast stretch of sand alongside the Kealia nature preserve, an area that will never be developed.
The condo complex is well constructed (concrete walls and ceilings) and well maintained. Our two bedrooms are real rooms with real doors, not lofts and not sliding screens. If you like your privacy, you will like staying in our unit.
What you see when you walk in the front door of Mort's Port (assuming the blinds have been rolled up) is breath-taking. Unlike the majority of oceanview units that are on an angle and present a view of the building across the way, our straight-out view is your visual treat from almost anywhere inside, even the kitchen. While cooking you can look through the living and dining areas and see the ocean's swath of blue. You'll never forget that you are in Hawaii with this beautiful panorama.
When you can pry your eyes from the awesome views of the ocean and Mt. Haleakala (a dormant volcano), you'll notice that the grounds are so well landscaped and manicured that you might think you're in a botanical garden. Even the swimming pool is a visual delight with its tropical-flower-adorned waterfall continuously spilling fresh water down one side.
Just as impressive as what you see outside is what you will find inside the condo. The unit is tastefully decorated, featuring rattan living and dining furniture from the Kauai Collection. Throughout, you will find Hawaiian-themed artwork, mostly by local artists. Décor includes wood carvings, raku pottery, and prints of scenic paintings. (There are also several original-by-owner-Sue watercolors).
You will rejoice at your selection of this condo unit if any of the following are important to you: A/C, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, FLATSCREEN TVs with CABLE AND DVD PLAYERS, CD's and DVD's in the unit, MINI-STEREO SYSTEM, LENDING LIBRARY (no late fees ever), PORTABLE PHONE with FREE LONG DISTANCE, IN-UNIT SAFE, SNORKELING EQUIPMENT, BOOGIE BOARDS, SPOTTING SCOPE and BINOC's, WASHER/DRYER in unit, KINGSIZE BED in MBR, and TWIN BEDS (King option) in 2nd BR.
Maybe not important to you now, but wait until you have settled into one: CUSHIONED RECLINER LOUNGE CHAIRS (two, inside) and SWIVEL BAR-HEIGHT CHAIRS WITH CUSHIONED SEATS (two, on the lanai). Also, many guests tell us that our four CUSHIONED DINING CHAIRS ON WHEELS are the most comfortable they have sat in.
Completed in the past few years: Bathroom remodeling including two CUSTOM-BUILT STONE TILE SHOWERS (one a walk-in), and new vanity tops (one granite, one composite).
Completed in May 2014: NEW MAPLE CABINETS installed in the kitchen. Also in 2014: NEW MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE (no new headboard, though--too fond of the hand-painted one you see in the photo).
Ultimately, though, it's not what's inside that you're going to remember. It's more likely going to be the incredible views from the lanai and the strolls you'll take along the shoreline. Imprinted in your mind will be the panoramic scene from the 3rd floor: the lush greenery and tropical flowers in the foreground, the beautiful blue waters of the bay in the middle, and the majestic Haleakala in the background. All that framed by randomly stretching palm trees to complete the picture.
At night, it's just as impressive. The lights twinkling from Kihei across the bay vie for your attention with the stars more bright and more plentiful than you can imagine. You'll see. You really won't want to leave.
[Note: In compliance with HI law, we are providing our TA tax number: W40864582-01]
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
About Sue Mortenson
Aloha. We are Mort and Sue, retired teachers who live near Chicago. Although we aren't able to come to Maui as often as we would like, every trip is filled with as much excitement as the cruise that introduced us to this marvelous island. Whenever we come to Mort's Port, we spend at least 50% of our time working to improve our home-away-from-home. We strive to make our unit feel as comfortable and look as appealing (in an island kind of way) as we possibly can.
Sue Mortenson purchased this condo in 1994
Why Sue Mortenson chose Maalaea
This centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay is relatively quiet, unlike many rental resorts in nearby towns that have constant traffic whizzing by. We like the building being all-concrete construction and the sandy beach being walkable for 5 miles to the east. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops.
What makes this condo unique
Ours is one of the 12 oceanview units that face straight out to the water. Since these units have more lanai space, we are able to provide a spacious table that can accommodate all guests out on the lanai with nobody having their back to the ocean. Our unit is one of the few to have installed an overhead lanai light for a low lumen option to lighting candles.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We don't think we can find words that express how wonderful your condo, location, manicured grounds ... have been during our vacation here. [This is] a gem that is best described as paradise. We're already contemplating a future date for a return. Thank you and Aloha!