Kaanapali Condo Rental Photos and Description
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
I have a number of 'holes' in my August & September calendar and instead of the normal rate of $285/nt they are for rent for just $199/nt - a savings of $86/nt.
Why rent from me?
• Our villa is in the best tower -Hokulani, on the 2nd floor, and on the South side of the resort which is the quietest side of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa and the least windy side
• Our villa has a partial ocean view of mountains, parks, and the Pacific Ocean - from the living room and bedroom
• Our villa is attractively priced - 30% to 50% less than renting direct from Honua Kai and 10% discounts on 8+ day visits & returning guests; I run last minute specials all the time
• Our villa comes with a closet full of free goodies to use - Pack-N-Play, beach chairs, toys, and umbrellas
• Our villa comes with FREE meet-and-greet service - someone will be there to meet you and show your our villa and demonstrate all the equipment/appliances for you
• Our Villa is a LARGE 1-bedroom, 700 sq ft villa not a small one
• Our Villa has free WiFi service - up to 5 devices at once
• Hokulani Tower has the main front-desk, the coffee shop, and Dukes Restaurant oceanside
• Our villa does not charge the $29/day Resort Fee
Why stay at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa?
• Honua Kai is the #1 resort on Ka'anapali Beach - Trip Advisor grades all the resorts
• Honua Kai is a 4-Diamond resort - AAA has very rigorous standards that we meet
• Honua Kai is a Conde Nast Gold Hawaiian resort - not all Four-Seasons on Hawaii made that list
Why stay on Ka'anapali Beach Maui?
• Maui's Ka'anapali Beach is the #1 beach in North America - that's every beach in America
• Ka'anapali Beach has more 5 star resorts on it than any other part of Maui - the resorts know where the best beaches are located
Why vacation on Maui?
• Maui is the #1 island in the world for 20 years now by Conde Nash - that's the best of the best
• Maui is the #1 vacation destination in the world for 2014 by US News & World Report - against ALL vacation destinations you can think of
*** Can we talk? ***
I've answered hundreds of questions about the Honua Kai in the past 4 years - here are some of the points you really need to know:
There are 4 views at the Honua Kai and they have a HUGE impact on the rental rates
How are 'views' determined?
Real estate folks do this by standing 1 yard inside the open glass wall that each villa has at the Honua Kai. What you see is the 'view'. Most owners fudge and their 'view' is standing on the guard rail of their Lanai (patio). I'm going to discuss the 'view' real estate folks use when they list a Honua Kai for sale.
Ocean Front - only offered on 3 bedroom villas that cost a fortune
Partial Ocean view - only at villas on the South side of the resort, like we have
Resort view - looking at another building or vegetation with noise from playing kids and restaurants
Mountain view - Looking at parking lots and highways with mountains in the far distance, road noise is a huge factor here
Our villa is a Partial Ocean view.
Villas located on the inside of the 2 tower units, Hokulani and Konea, are echo chambers - you will hear kids playing, people talking, dishes clanking, bands playing until 10 PM each day; sorry but that's the truth. Villas located on the North part of the resort get traffic noise and kids playing from the free ocean-access park a few yards away. Villas with mountain views get lots and lots of traffic noise 24/7. Only the South side of Honua Kai has none of these noises.
3-bedroom villas are the largest and there never is any confusion about their size. 2-bedroom villas are all about the same, studios are all identical, but 1-bedroms are vastly different. There are 3 types of 1-bedrooms at the Honua Kai and their rental rates reflect their sizes:
1-bedroom dens - 820 sq ft these villas are a regular sized 1-bedroom with a 'pocket' that acts as a 'den' for sleeping of young kids, 2 at the most. Sleeps 4 adults with 2 kids; all 1-bedroom dens have mountain views
1-bedroom regular - 700 sq ft villa with a 140+ sq ft Lanai; sleeps 4 adults; partial ocean and resort views
1-bedroom small - 620 sq ft villa that faces the mountains; the bathroom is much smaller and so is the living room; sleeps 4 adults
Our villa is a 1-bedroom regular size that sleeps 4 adults and has a partial ocean view.
So as you compare prices you have to take into account the various sizes of 1 bedrooms which is nearly impossible unless you are very familiar with the Honua Kai.
Trades winds hit Maui 24/7 365 days a year. Normal trade winds start off low in the morning and by noon whitecaps usually from on the waters around Maui - the wind is 25 MPH or more to make a white cap. Storms blow in and make the winds stronger - that's weather. The north part of Maui, where the Honua Kai is located, average 5 MPH more year round than does the south part of Maui.
The South end of the Honua Kai is protected from the trade winds and you can have the sliding glass wall open most of the time and not have the wind blow in and whip everything like a blender. Our villa is on the South end of the resort.
Hope this helps answer your questions….
Please fill out the eMail form at the right and ask for a price quote.
Thank you for your consideration.
*** Pricing ***
During mid December to the end of February (Holiday and Prime Whale Watching on Maui) my rates are 1/2 of what Honua Kai charges - 1/2!!!
The rest of the year my rates about a 1/3 discount the rate over what Honua Kai charges
I offer 10% discounts to returning guests and for days rented more than 7 days long.
NOTE: 7-day minimum stay for Holiday Rates otherwise 5-day minimum stay but if a 'hole' exists between existing reservations I am glad to offer a reservation less than 5-days long. $229 day rate is my Firesale price for any number of days in length of my rental calendar 'holes'.
*** Awards ***
Conde Nast has ranked Maui as the #1 island in the world for 20 years in a row. This is against every island there is - no island is better. Why on earth vacation at a lesser island?
Maui is the #1 vacation destination in the world for 2014 by US News & World Report. This is against Vegas, New York City, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon, all the ski resorts, all the fantastic places in Europe - Maui is their favorite destination.
Maui's Ka'anapali Beach is the #1 beach in North America for 2013 by Tripadvisor - they rate ALL the beaches in the world; Honua Kai is on Ka’anapali Beach!
Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a AAA 4-Diamond Resort. This requires annual certification to remain in the 4-Diamond class
Honua Kai made the Conde Nast Gold List for Hawaiian resorts for 2014. This is a real honor for us considering we competed against all the Four-Seasons in Hawaii and many didn't make the list.
I can supply links to each of the above claims just in case you need a little more persuasion; just contact me on the right.
*** NEW Meet and Greet service now included ***
We just hired the best 'Meet and greet' company on Maui to contact our guests about one week before you land in Maui and then as you land on Maui. If there are any activities that might book up before you get to Maui, they will notify you so you beat others to these world-class activities that fill up very fast. During the holidays, I can guarantee you that ALL the top activities/restaurants are already 100% sold out the moment your plane lands on the runway at Maui.
Our hostess arrives at the Honua Kai 30 minutes before you, gets your RFID key cards, preregisters you at the front desk and then checks out our villa. They run the A/C and then double check that there are no housekeeping or maintenance issues; on the rare occasion they should find any, they will take steps to correct them BEFORE you even arrive at the Honua Kai.
Then they meet you at the front entrance to the Honua Kai as you drive up and escort you through expedited check-in, and then escort you to our villa and show you how to work the TV, A/C, dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer, the safe, the folding glass wall, etc.
No more wandering the halls and grounds trying to find a villa, no more wasted time and frustration trying to figure out how to make the TV work, the WiFi working, the dishwasher running, or how to get the washer/dryer running - our hostess demonstrates all of these items and more.
Then they take you on a tour of the Honua Kai complex and teach you little known tips and tricks to get your vacation started without a hitch. They know Maui inside and out and can tell you what places/restaurants to visit, what places have spectacular bargains, and what places 'locals' frequent that are a 'Diamond in the rough'.
Plane late and arriving at 3 AM? - no problem - our hostess will still contact you as you land and then meet you at the front entrance to the Honua Kai; 24/7 and do all of the above. They monitor your flight and are aware of any delays or early arrivals.
There is NO COST you - we pay for it because we want our guests to have the BEST experience of any guest at the Honua Kai, bar none. We offer the best prices and now offer the best experience at the Honua Kai.
*** Our Villa ***
Our 700 sq ft 1-bedroom villa has a partial ocean view and has a 145 sq ft lanai (balcony); sleeps 4 adults and is located on the South end of the resort - the quite side and least windy side.
Many 1-bedrooms, at the Honua Kai, are just 620 sq ft just a few sqft larger than a studio villa! That’s a 9’ by 9’ chunk of villa missing – check the villa size before you rent! (not with lanai) I can tell you that 9’ by 9’ missing chunk is going to hurt in a 1-bedroom, even for a party of 2 during your stay.
HI Registration #W40879456-01. Keywords: Honua Kai, condo, Maui, Ka'anapali, Hawaii,
- limited accessibility
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
As the owner of our villa I hope folks who rent from us enjoy the Honua Kai Resort & Spa. Honua Kai is a 5-star resort that will dominate the high end 5-star resort for a generation.
The largest impact I can have on our renters is to offer them a fantastic deal with a smooth transaction from first contact to the eMail we send our guests after they arrive home from their stay at our villa.
I love snowboarding and vacationing in Maui. I have 18+ years of renting timeshares and our condos. Take advantage of our fantastic rates at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa. 'Frugal' is my middle name.
My goal is to offer the best Honua Kai Resort experience for the least amount of money to my renters. I get high occupancy and you get to stay at the hottest 5-star resort on Maui for the least amount of money - we both win.
Just contact me and find out the least amount of money a family, of 4 or less, would spend to stay and use the Honua Kai Resort's facilities and then you will know exactly how much the 12-hours of daylight lit landscape, that my competitors offer, costs you - you will be shocked!
Please check my calendar, below, and then ask for a price quote - I enjoy sending out the price quotes and interacting with all you folks. I love Maui and I love the Honua Kai and feel fortunate to be a part of this grand resort.
But no matter what, as an owner at the Honua Kai let me be the first to welcome you to Honua Kai - the hottest 5-star resort on Maui. Many of you will fall in love with the place and next time you visit Maui keep me in mind if you want to reallocate your funds/budget with more emphasis on activities and less on landscape views.
Again, I highly recommend that you bookmark this VRBO listing for future reference.
Mahalo and Aloha...
We love the northern part of Maui and Ka'anapali Beach is just fantastic. Honua Kai is a true 5-star resort and in the middle of all the wonderful activities on Maui. Honua Kai is THE family resort to stay at while visiting Maui - it offers fantastic accommodations that your family will remember for a lifetime.
And it will be the family's interaction with Maui that memories are built from. We have vacationed 12+ times in Maui and have only done a fraction of things we eventually want to do on Maui. Consider Honua Kai your 'Base of operations' as you do and see all the wonderful things that only happen on one small island in the world - Maui.
'Dr. Beach' (Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman) has voted Ka'anapali Beach as the #1 beach in the United States - that's no secret to the locals on Maui - the Honua Kai is right on that beach and the main reason we bought our villa here.
#1 resort in North Maui and probably on the whole island of Maui! Cut out the middleman and those large expensive rental companies and deal direct with the owner. My rates are the lowest for any Honua Kai villa and the money you save can be used to pay for activities on Maui, rental car, airline tickets, and I recommend trip insurance.
Maid Fees: We charge a $155 cleaning fee per reservation and with the 4.166% tax is $161.46; all this money goes to the cleaning company that services our villa – we make no money with this charge. This includes a pre-cleaning and a post-cleaning of the villa. Daily maid service is NOT included in our rates. Those villas that offer “daily maid service” (Really just “Tidy Service”) just have a maid drop by, inconvenience you, make the bed, and replace towels. That’s it – 5 minutes and they're out of the villa. The daily $25 “Resort fee” covers this for 5 minutes of maid service per day and dry towels.
Folks, pay yourself $25 a day for 3 minutes of work - make the bed, throw the wet towels in the dryer and go to Dukes and spend the saved money on a fantastic meal for your family. At least that's what we do.
We can provide a much better maid service for about $40 per cleaning and this is a real cleaning of your villa.
Join my army of happy renters who know that absolutely everyone else at the Honua Kai paid more than they did to stay there - everyone! That saved money will be used to enrich their family's vacation experience and not someone else.