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Sue Mortenson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
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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 a short notice escape to Maui in August, we can offer a discounted rate: $185/night instead of the usual $210***

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.)

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 oceanview units on an angle that present you with a view of the building across the way, our straight-out view is your visual treat from anywhere inside except the from the bathrooms or second bedroom. Even someone preparing food in the kitchen can look across the unit and see the ocean through the swaying palms. 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]

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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!
Nov 2013
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Sue Mortenson

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
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4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Maalaea Maui
5

GREAT LOCATION, LOVELY STAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented Mort's Port for 9 days (mostly the first week of April) and had a wonderful time. It's clear Sue and Mort care about their renters. The condo is well maintained and stocked with just about all the beach toys (umbrellas, beach chairs, snorkel gear, coolers, kids' sand toys, etc.) that one could desire. Washing machine and dryer worked well and meant we could pack lighter. The property where the condo is located is very nice, well maintained and filled with some friendly folks. It's also well located. About 1/2 mile walk up to the shops at Maalaea Harbor, 15 minute drive into Kihea, 20 minutes up the coast to Lihaina. In other words, easy to get to busier tourist areas if one wishes to, but it's also lovely to just hang near the condo. Good swimming just off the property, great beach walk starting in front of the property, and great ocean views from the condo lanai. It was a vacation we really enjoyed. Thanks Sue and Mort.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to read that this reviewer thinks that we care a lot about our renters--because we do. Mort's Port has benefited greatly from suggestions that past renters have given us over the years. Whether it's something as easy to procure as an ice cream scoop or more significant of an investment, we will follow through if it seems reasonable and is an amenity that we would also appreciate having when we are in the condo. Mahalo to all past renters for their feedback and to future ones for taking the time to research all options for lodging on the Valley Isle. M and S
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HAPPY RENTERS FEBRUARY 9 - 23, 2014

  • 5 of 5
I travel for pleasure quite allot. So it is something for me to say that "Mort's Port" is a great place to stay. My husband and I were looking for place that was scenic, clean, and away from the crowds and we were not disappointed. The owners have taken great care to provide their guests with everything that will enhance a Maui vacation. The restaurant and activity tips they provide are great. Plus the condo contains everything - from boogie boards and beach accessories to wine glasses and a cork screw. The property is well landscaped with a lovely beach and great views (we saw whales!). I especially liked the master bedroom. The room has a large window that faces the ocean and provides "surf music" to lull you to sleep.
The owners are friendly and made the rental process easy.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: How very happy we were to read this review from Happy Renters! Perhaps they were aware that they spent two weeks on Happy Street. (Hauoli in Hawaiian means happy, and the condo is located on Hauoli Street.) We love our piece of paradise in Maui and are happy to share it with others. Mort and Sue
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5

C & D FROM SEATTLE

C & D from Seattle
  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Mort's Port for a week and had a delightful vacation. The condo is comfortable and nicely furnished and can't think of a thing they hadn't thought of to provide. The list of recommended activities and restaurants was very helpful as were the instructions for arrival. The complex and the pool are beautifully maintained with wonderful landscaping. We will keep coming back! And . . the beach is beyond compare!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: C and D-- Mahalo for taking the time to share your reasons for wanting to return for another stay in Mort's Port on beautiful Maalaea Bay. We are pleased that you didn't find our place lacking for anything and that you appreciated how well the complex is maintained. We will welcome you back whenever we have your desired dates available. M and S
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Soquel, CA, USA
5

A LOCAL FEEL WITH GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a week there with our two children and it was just perfect. This condo provide all the necessary convenience away from the resorts and busy strip mall. The kids were able to go down to the pool and the beach on their own. There are several good places to each within walking distance. And the General Store by the harbor has great coffee which was a huge plus for me. The condo is fully equipped including snorkel equipment, chairs and a cooler for your day trip. We look forward to going back in the future
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always provide our guests with a copy of Tourist Tips by Mort and Sue, which suggests places to eat and shop nearby, as well as some recommended activities on the island. Occasionally we will find out that people have discovered something we didn't know about. Our gratitude to the writer of this review who let us know that the new General Store down by the harbor has good coffee. We'll try it out and probably add that recommendation to our Tourist Tips.
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SWEET 16 FABULOUS FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I took our two daughters on a family vacation. This was to celebrate our oldest daughter's sweet 16. We could not have asked for anything better. The pictures don't even give this wonderful place justice. The owners could not have been more helpful. Everything you not only needed, but would want were in the condo. The bathrooms were both redone and gorgeous. The beds were great. We were given information from the owners on the best places to go, eat and shop that was so perfect. The weather could not have been better.
The ocean was perfect our girls paddleboarded, Rented and had delivered, everyday. The central location was great and this is Maui's best kept secrete I would NEVER stay anywhere else again. Walking distance to aquarium, restaurant, general store, small amount of shopping and marina. Dealing with these owners was a pleasure!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're glad that you chose Mort's Port as your base of operations for your daughter's Sweet 16 celebration. Please come back to do the same for your younger daughter in a few years--or even before then. We'll keep the place in tip-top shape for you! Mahalo from Mort & Sue
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Wenatchee, Washington
5

THE BEST CONDO IN THE UNIT!!!

  • 5 of 5
Mort and Sue certainly have the best condo in the unit! The view from the lanai was fabulous. We enjoyed our dinners watching surfers and the occasional turtle in the surf. The unit is PERFECT. We were so comfortable and truly got the feel of Maui in this condo. I could not think of one thing that was missing from the unit. They've thought of everything. The grounds are immaculate and we enjoyed looking at bird of paradise, banana trees and beautiful orchids.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I think they meant the best unit in the condo complex--and we'll agree that it's one of the best. This family apparently took full advantage of the spaciousness of the lanai table and the ability to seat all four with nobody having their back to the ocean. We also appreciate our straight-out view (which only 1/3 of the oceanview units have in our building) and spend a lot of time ocean-gazing while seated on the lanai.
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Many people enjoy taking a daily stroll along the shoreline of Maalaea Bay. The sandy beach begins at our condo complex and extends all the way to Kihei (approx. 5 miles).

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Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 25 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Aug. Special '14
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Fall '14
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Early Dec. '14
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Late Dec. '14
Dec 15 2014 - Dec 29 2014
14 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Jan. '15
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Feb. '15
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
14 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
March '15
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
April '15
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
May '15
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Summer '15
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$215
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $103
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Arrival time is 2pm or later. Check out time is 10am. Extensions up to two addtl. hrs. may be available upon request at least a week before arrival. For late departure flights, we recommend booking an additional half day (leaving the condo any time prior to 10pm). The additional cost would be half of the daily rate plus tax.

Please note posted minimum length of stay before inquiring about rental.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Stone tile shower--swivel style door, grab bar, pebble floor
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Stone tile walk-in shower-- glass half-wall, grab bars.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Simmons Beautyrest
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds new in 2013.
  • King size bed in the master BR with kingsize pillows adjustable for firmness with inserts; regular pillows available as alternatives--also memory foam contour pillows. Twin (or single) beds in the guest BR can be made up as a King upon request with prepayment of $20 conversion fee. Guests are requested not to move furniture during their stay.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We also provide hand-painted wine glasses for special occasions, a coffee bean grinder, bamboo cutting board, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, coolers, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, air bed with built-in pump, a mostly-fiction lending library, and Maui guide books. There also is an in-unit safe to securely store electronic devices, jewelry or wallet.
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