|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Dream your most desired vacation. Then come to magical Maui, one of the world’s most elite vacation destinations. How better to experience our island than by renting from an owner who has combined her own personal getaway with the conveniences of home and the leisurely delights of a vacation in the sun. Renting from the owner allows you to enjoy private home amenities while avoiding the congestion of resorts and hotels.
My home is located on lovely Ma’alaea Bay, wintertime sanctuary to many humpback whales and their calves. A favorite pastime of residents is reclining on a lounger watching the antics of our oceanic friends.
Just to the west of us is Ma’alaea Marina, home to many yachts and touring boats and the Ma’alaea Village shops. Off to the east is the long sandy span of Sugar Beach, perfect for early morning beach walking. Several good eateries are located within walking distance including one of Maui’s top award winning seafood restaurants, The Waterfront.
The Waterfront is one of Maui’s top award-winning seafood restaurants. The renowned Maui Ocean Center aquarium is only steps away. All in all, this central location is within easy reach of the sights and attractions of Maui.
My condo at the Ma’alaea Kai is an oceanfront walkout. Newly renovated, it embraces the ambiance of the islands with the luxury and comfort of a perfect vacation getaway. Both pool and grilling area are only steps from the lanai against the backdrop of the ocean views and the sounds of the waves and the breezes in the palm trees.
I would love to share my getaway with you. It gives me great pleasure to have others experience the exquisite gem that is Maui. Its setting, its rain forests, mountains, beaches, upcountry adventures, and the underwater world to explore, make Maui truly magical.
You dream it, Maui has it!!
Whether your ideal of relaxation is active or passive, you find it on Maui.
Take your pick of:
World Class Golf Courses,
World Renowned Chefs,
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling,
Deep Sea Fishing,
Surfing, Kite Surfing, Wind Surfing,
Bicycling Down a Mountain,
Hiking, Beach Walking, Swimming,
Tropical Rain Forests,
Bamboo Forest Trails,
Designer Shops & Local Boutiques,
Old Lahaina Town,
Quaint Paia village,
Local Cuisine in Local Favorite Cafes,
Aloha, I started my career as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines in 1972 and
after 37 years I am retired. Maui was my favorite destination and it still is. I was fortunate to have had the ability to fly there numerous times a year to escape the Minneasota winters. Sharing my home away from home on wonderful Maui is a joy to me.
I hope I hear from you soon.
Barbara Olson purchased this condo in 2001
It is a hidden paradise
My condo is fabulous and the view is the best on the island. You will not find a more central location for your journeys around the island.
As others have noted, Barbara has thought of absolutely everything her guests might need. It's a great condo in a really convenient and beautiful location. We'd gladly stay here again.
We loved Barb's place- so much so that we have already planned to return next year to this vey unit. We loved the friendliness of the owners and manager, the view, how completely stocked the unit was for supplies (paper supplies, spices, coffee filters, towels, etc), as well as all the extras to make this place so comfortable (keyless entry, parking spot, gorgeous granite countertops). For us, this place was in the perfect location- just a short 15-20 minute drive to the sights of Lahaina or to Kihei. We made good use of the pool, barbeque and even fishing right in front of the building. The evening, when the torches were lit, made for perfect star gazing and listening to the surf. We loved walking in the harbour, walking to Sugar Beach and our evening walks through the Maui Ocean Center (buy your pass on-line to get a week of unlimited entries).
Barb was a superb hostess with excellent communication with us. We felt right at home for our 4 week stay and appreciated having this place to come home to, after our days of adventure. In a word, for us, it was "perfect".
We visited Maui for the first time for a wedding, and could not have been more pleased with this condo. The owner was helpful and attentive from the time we initially inquired, through our stay. The ground floor condo is easy to find, yet tucked away for privacy. It is just steps to the BBQ, which we used frequently, and the pool which was never crowded. The unit was immaculate and included everything we needed to cook all of our meals, enjoy the beaches, and savor the quiet of each other's company. I heartily recommend this condo to anyone looking to stay on Maui, absolutely. Mahalo!
The photos of this unit are accurate. It is as comfortable as it is beautifully decorated. The keyless entry is a big plus and super convenient. The two separate air conditioner units are ideal. The condo seems well insulated, so use of the air conditioning was minimal. With Hawaii having the most expensive electricity rates in the country, we were pleased to help conserve energy.
Our biggest adventure was paddling on a fishpond canoe tour in Kihei (mauifishpond.com). It was a marvelous opportunity to experience the local Hawaiian culture. In our lazy moments, we enjoyed watching the turtles feeding out in front of the condo.
The owner was very thoughtful and responsive and a breeze to work with. For sharing your Maui condo with us we say, “Mahalo!”
We loved staying at this condo! So cute, comfortable and well equipped with everything we could need.
Central location in the middle of Lahaina & Kihea. Clean, well maintained, pretty grounds. Quiet location.
We've been in the high-end real estate profession for over 35 years, and I can say with total assurances that Barbara had us covered for EVERY conceivable need related to insuring that our stay was perfect. This unit is outfitted with state of the art amenities. Everything is spotless and in perfect order. (The bed was so comfy that we literally lifted up the corner of the mattress to see who the manufacturer was!) Being on the ground floor is a bonus and the specific location of this particular unit is super nice b/c it's just far enough away from the pool and BBQ to retain your privacy. The complex is conveniently located on the island and the waterfront landscaping is par with an upscale golf club. We fell asleep and woke up to the sound of the gentle surf, plus enjoyed our own 'turtle show' every evening from the private seawall. And you're just a few minute walk to one of Maui's best sandy beaches that spans for miles and is hardly used. We hiked the Lahaina Pali Trail (only a 5 minute drive) every morning, and were back for a swim before breakfast. We'll definitely be back, and sincerely hope that this beautiful place is available. If you decide to rent this unit, we can assure you with complete confidence that it will exceed your expectations due to the sincere, professional and friendly efforts of a most gracious hostess.
Other Activities: The Ocean center aquarium and the Ma'alaea Marina where you can charter fishing boats, take a whale watch, dinner cruise, sunset cruise or go snorkeling over to Molokini is walking distance from the condo. There are also shops and restaurants there.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||I do accept credit cards thru VRBO and HomeAway only. If you decide to charge I need to set it up for you and the fee is 3%. I do require a damage deposit and will add a fee of $39 per rental and you will be insured up to $500 or you may use the insurance plan directly thru VRBO or HomeAway....you must do one of the two.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.