ROMANTIC, 5 STAR LUXURY, 25' FROM THE OCEAN!

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ROMANTIC, 5 STAR LUXURY, 25' FROM THE OCEAN!

Honokowai Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The beautiful pacific ocean is 25 ft away from your lanai! Listen to the waves and see the stunning views of Lanai and Molokai. During whale season, you can see whales all day long. The condo itself is designed as something I would expect from an upscale Maui resort. So it's very well appointed and very comfortable. A vacation condo should feel like home and somewhere you look forward to returning to.

I've put a lot of work into the place and care a lot about the condo and your experience in it. You can see that reflected in the reviews! :-)

Check out the beautiful, new shower! Finally got around to remodeling the shower and it came out amazing. All slate, river rock, and quartzite. There's also an Alsons shower head that provides a 'rain' effect or more traditional water flow. I'm stoked about it and you will be too. :-)

I keep my calendar updated. If it says condo is available, it is. I know it's frustrating when you see an available condo and it's just due to folks not updating their calendars.

Key Amenities: A/C, new high-end mattress, 600 thread count linens, free reserved parking, wired/wireless internet, flat screen TV, remodeled kitchen, newly remodeled shower, and lots of small amenities like a hair dryer in the bathroom and juicer in the kitchen.

Check out the Google Map below with some great recommendations for eating and activities. See the video for the view off of the lanai.

My name is Jim Tierney and I recently purchased this condo to live in 3 months of the year. I recently finished remodeling it and it came out beautifully. Since I'll be living in it, the remodel was necessary to make it someplace I'd want to stay. So this is not a normal rental unit where everything was done on the cheap! I love the Westin and their Heavenly Bed, so that was my target in creating the space (minus all the noise and timeshare sales pitches :-).

I figure there's two things people want from a Maui vacation... 1) to see and hear the ocean from their lanai and 2) to get some sleep. :-) As for the ocean, the condo is 25 feet away from the ocean so you can sit on the lanai and watch the waves crash into the sea wall or the sun set over the wide pacific and disappear behind Molokai. When it comes to sleeping I'm pretty particular about the mattress I sleep on, so it was important to find a good mattress that rivaled what I expect from the Westin. It's wrapped up in designer bedding and 600 thread count sheets. It's amazingly comfortable and I think you'll find it's wonderful to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.

It's a wonderful, luxurious space that will give you everything you want from a Maui vacation. I look forward to having you experience it for yourself.

If you're into cooking, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. You have all the cookware necessary for a complete meal and then some. The dishes, glassware, and tableware are all beautiful and will make having dinner on the lanai at sunset feel like a 5 star restaurant. You are also a couple minutes away from a market that specializes in local and organic foods, if you're looking for fresh ingredients.

There's also a brand new air conditioner, which is not common in vacation rentals.

Of course, there's the usual stuff, 32' flatscreen TV with DVD and cable, high speed internet with WiFi, speakers to plug an iPod into, hair dryer, small library of DVDs, and even a desk to write postcards on or check email (not that you'd be doing that on your vacation). There's also stuff like beach chairs, a boogie board, snorkel equipment, and beach towels. The couch becomes a queen sized, simmons sofa bed to accomodate kids or another adult. This IS a sofa bed. It's a nice one, but like all sofa beds it's not the paragon of comfort, especially for adults.

There are two pools. However, this is a residential condo complex (meaning folks live here year round) so the pools aren't resort quality. There's no waterslides, bars, spa, lifeguards, or attendants handing you towels. They are nice, clean pools, but more modest than you'd find in a resort. Of course, the condo has pool/beach towels for your use and it's easy enough to mix up your own drinks in the blender. :-) There's also a couple day spas a short distance away.

The unit is adjacent to a sandy beach which is great for swimming and snorkeling or just laying out. There's a grassy area directly in front with a gas BBQ, tables, and chaise lounges. You're one block from restaurants and shopping. It's an excellent central location to go north to Kapalua or south to Kaanapali, Lahaina town and the Lahaina Harbor.

The condo is non-smoking and is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs.

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Jim

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Hi, I'm Jim Tierney. I live most of the year in San Francisco and escape to Maui whenever I get tired of the foggy weather. I run a small software company and have the good fortune of being able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. Luckily that's the case with Maui, so whenever I get an urge for whale watching, diving, or laying in the sun it's no problem coming over. I love diving and the diving in Maui is spectacular, there are some really beautiful spots. I also have a passion for photography, particularly whales and outdoor scenes, so you'll see some of my work on the walls of the unit.

I hope you'll check out my place. I put a lot of work into it making sure it was a livable space for when I'm there. So I think the standards I have for the condo is much higher than most rental units.

Jim purchased this condo in 2009

I bought this because I'll be there about 3 months of the year and I wanted something on the ocean. A friend of mine lives in the same building so I was very familiar with the property and all it offered (ok, so mostly it offered the ocean about 20 feet way :-). It's amazing to watch the sun set during the summer, see the whales during the winter, and listen to the waves all year long.

A wonderful view (did I mention you're 25 feet from the ocean :-), a high-end, very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and air conditioning.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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4.8
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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
average rating of 4.8305087 based on 59 reviews
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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
Brooklyn, NY
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
It was an amazing experience. The Condo was clean and equipped with all the necessary needs. Loved the shower! Waking up to the view of the ocean is unbelievable. Thank you Jim for the wonderful accommodations. I highly recommend staying here if you're visiting the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yeah, the ocean is pretty spectacular. There's nothing quite like spending the first moments of your morning munching a piece of banana bread, watching the waves, and shaking off sleep. Glad you had a nice time and thanks for the review! Mahalo, Jim
business
Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
5

PERFECT, JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!!

  • 5 of 5
Everything is as Jim states in his description. My wife and I stayed for 8 days and found the proximity to the water to be nothing short of amazing, falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves is awesome. We watched many sunsets right from the lanai since we couldn't imagine a better place to watch it, no crowds and absolutely beautiful. The property managers are literally minutes away and willing to help with anything which is comforting to know. We had a question about recycling at first but Jack stopped by to say HI early on day 2 and pointed us in the right direction. Two pools (usually vacant on week days) within easy walking distance. Many options for excellent food for not a lot of money also within easy walking distance, we didn't have a bad meal the entire time we were here. One of the best vacations I've taken to date, will definitely return when we can!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I definitely try and keep the description accurate. If I'm going to set high expectations for the place, I better make sure they're met. :-) Anyways, thanks for the review and we'll look forward to having you back! Mahalo, Jim
business
Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
California
5

TERRIFIC PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
This place was exactly what I had in mind for Maui. The view alone is worth the trip. (Think cocktails, watching the sunset. Either from your own patio or down on the lanai. I did that every day.) That aside, this condo is so well equipped and beautifully appointed, we had little need for much else. Plenty of kitchen accessories, boogie boards, a portable beach cooler, and even snorkel masks and fins.

It's convenient location is walking distance from several restaurants, shopping centers and few quaint beaches, and yet it so quiet in the evening. There's access to two pools and a laundry facility. Add to that a newly renovated bathroom, and what we have here is an unbeatable value for Maui.

I will be back!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
Seattle, WA
5

WONDERFUL VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. This was our first experience with a VRBO, and it was fantastic. Would definitely stay here again. The condo looks exactly like the pictures here on the website. The view was absolutely gorgeous, and I spent HOURS out on the lanai with binoculars looking at the whales. The humpback calves were certainly active and "put on a show" while we were there. We brought sushi back to the room and ate dinner on the lanai many of the nights we were there. Maui Brewing Company is an easy walk, and we enjoyed a few nights there as well. We spent most of our time on the beaches that were within 10 mins drive of the condo, and found the snorkeling at Black Rock to be our favorite of the beaches (we got to snorkel very near sea turtles both days we were at this location). Just a wonderful vacation, highly recommend staying here!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
5

RELAXING AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
Great place, very clean, exactly like the pictures show. Amazing view. Comfortable bed, great sleeps. Nice shower with ample towels, kitchen has everything you need. 20 feet from ocean, nice beaches outside your door. Some of the best snorkelling on maui just a 2 mile drive away. Amazing food in Lahaina is a quick drive, there are also many places within walking distance. I will be recommending this place to others.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Bryce,

Thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to keep the high standard we set for ourselves in the description and that folks have praised in past reviews. I'm very glad we met your expectations! Hope to see you back soon.

Mahalo,
Jim
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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p28045vb
4155775396
Honokowai Maui
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
5

SLEEPING BY THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN WAVES... PRICELESS!!

  • 5 of 5
Amazing stay! The place we strived to find that is far enough away from the touristy area & close enough to do anything in Maui within a short drive. We found ourselves wanting to get back "home" to the turtles that feed on the rocks & watch sunset from our balcony or sea wall. I love to cook; the kitchen is well equipped. I made most of our own meals buying local, grilling next to the ocean & appetizers on the balcony watching the world go 'round & 'round. We found the Times grocery less $ than Safeway & in the same shopping center as Java Jazz; more variety & far less $ on beer prices. Java Jazz is a great place w/live music at night. Dollies is within walking distance; happy locals, $3 draft beer/ $5 Happy Hour menu. Internet worked perfect; we were able to stream Miami Dolphin games while we watched others on the TV; the only time the TV was on. We spent days exploring Maui’s beautiful beaches, snorkeled, surfed. We got up too early & on The Road to Hana before daybreak (packed to spend the night). It worked out the best; we caught an amazing sunrise, avoided the traffic coming up later in the day, we hit what we missed on the way down. In Paia we ate at Flatbreads for clay baked pizza & were home in time to see another amazing sunset. Rented a long-board from Maui Mike's; family run. They have the best Shaved Ice; do it like the locals w/a scoop of homemade ice cream at the bottom. Folks at the complex were friendly, a nice woman let us follow her to an amazing place to snorkel where "beach access" seems unattainable; it's hidden a bit by a resort entrance. A food truck across from the Sands complex serves up delicious Mahi-Mahi in the evenings; people line up for her. We brought it back to our place so we could eat by the sounds of the ocean. If you plan on cooking I would recommend you put a roll of non-stick aluminum foil in your suitcase; I also brought aged cheese, far less expensive than buying in Maui. There's local outdoor produce stand across from Maui Coffee Company; try the Maui onions they are delicious! Maui Chips are awesome! Not Maui Style Chips, the real Maui Chips are made in Maui & what a difference! We couldn't have picked a better place! My advice: Don’t stress out over getting everything done by booking yourself up with tours; it’s all there & you have the chance to enjoy life at its fullest in a place that is well fit for a great enjoyable vacation. Thank you Jim for making your home our home; we’ll be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Felix,

Thanks for the awesome review! It's practically a guidebook in and of itself. I may have to steal some of it for the guide I send out. Glad you had a fantastic stay and looking forward to having you back!

Mahalo,
Jim

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Restaurant
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S-Turns Beach
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Farmers Market
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Java Jazz
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Honolua Bay
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Hula Grill
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Black Rock
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Star Supermarket
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Safeway
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Thai Chef
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Ultimate Whale Watching and Snorkeling
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Maui Taco
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Cool Cat Burgers
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Sensei Sushi
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Kobe Sushi
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Kush Art Gallery
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Maui Hands Art and Gift Gallery
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Mr. Wine
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Lahaina Farms
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Barnes and Noble
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Secret Beach
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Hana - How to see it

Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit.

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Honokowai Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $129/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Nightly Rates .. From $129/night. Plus 13.4% Hawaii tax
  • Four night minimum
  • $300 Deposit due to confirm bookings
  • Forfeiture of $300 deposit if cancelled within 40 days of arrival
  • Entire rental fee forfeit if cancelled within 14 days.
  • Forfeited amounts will be returned if the unit is rebooked.
  • We accept Paypal, Visa, M/C, AMEX
  • $90 Cleaning fee added to all bookings

Amenities

Honokowai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) A high-end mattress that is better than the Westin's Heavenly Bed. We use 600 thead count sheets and designer bedding. The sofa can be used for 1 adult or children. It was the best sofa bed I could find on island, but some adults find it lacking. Please inquire if you have concerns.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing

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