GORGEOUS PENTHOUSE W/ PVT. ELEVATOR (MUST SEE PICTURES)

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John Swanson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
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GORGEOUS PENTHOUSE W/ PVT. ELEVATOR (MUST SEE PICTURES)

Special Offer! Only $259/night! 60% OFF April-May, 10% OFF Jun-Oct 2014 April 21 - October 31

Maalaea Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms. sleeps 6

This luxury penthouse will take your breath away! Professionally decorated and remodeled 3 bedroom 3 bath penthouse condo with private elevator that opens directly into unit. Unbeatable ocean views from kitchen, living area, master bedroom, master bath, and a spectacular 30 foot x 10 foot lanai that is open to the living area and master suite. This penthouse is very romantic and private. Take a jetted bath while looking at the ocean, or lounge on the lanai while taking in Maui's beautiful sunsets. If you're visiting during peak season (December-April) you will see Humpback whales breaching the oceans surface as they mate and breed here in Maalaea Bay yearly. Enjoy walking or running along miles of white sandy beach, or swimming with the turtles in the ocean. Directly in front of unit is the world famous 'Freight Trains' surf spot aka 'Maalaea Pipelines'. Walk to the Maui Ocean Center (a favorite Hawaii attraction), or Maui Golf & Sports Park- Enjoy this tropical miniature golf putting course, bumper boats (with water guns), rock climbing, and the x-treme trampoline. Great fun for everyone! If you like to snorkel, scuba dive, snuba, or sportfishing, then take one of several excursions that leave the harbor daily. The sunset dinner cruise is always a great romantic way to start the evening. There is so much to do within walking distance and even more with Maalaea being centrally located, it makes for the best Maui vacation experience.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Weddings

John Swanson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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We have been coming to Maui for the last 25 years and always have loved it so much. On our 25th wedding anniversary we bought our first condo in Kihei. Our family and friends enjoyed it so much that we decided to purchase more properties to use as vacation rentals. Our son and daughter-in- law live on island and personally see to each of our properties. It has become a family affair.

John Swanson purchased this condo in 2010

This property is undoubtedly one of the most unique rental properties available. The fact that it is a 3 bedroom, full 3 bath, 1,700 sf penthouse condo with its own private elevator, and 30' x 10' lanai makes it stand out alone. And, that it is decorated to 5 star standards adds icing to the cake.

Centrally located on island. Next to harbor for all water excursions including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, surfing, visiting local Maui islands. On world famous Freight Trains surf spot aka Maalaea Pipelines known for longest and fastest wave in the world. Also walk to the Maui Ocean Center, Top-Rated Attraction in Hawai'i (Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide), provides an up close view of Hawaiian Marine Life without getting wet!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

26 Reviews Write a Review
Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432207vb
+1 8086331210
Maalaea Maui
San Diego, CA
5

PERFECT in every way!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My family and I were fortunate enough to be able to stay in John's beautiful Maalaea condo. It was absolutely gorgeous - just like the photos and all 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our time! More reasons to love the condo...

- The location - it felt like we were "away from it all" yet we were 15 mins from everywhere we wanted to go (Lahaina, Kihei, the airport). Great restaurants in walking distance or a short 10-15 min drive to reach TONS more. Awesome location right by the harbor for dive trips, whale watching or any other boat excursion.

- The VIEWS - the views are absolutely amazing and it was so magical to open the sliding doors and hear the ocean... and feel the breeze! The HUGE balcony was a favorite for us all and created such a wonderful ambiance.

- It feels like home - John goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need.. from INCREDIBLY comfortable beds to a well-appointed kitchen to books and lists of "favorite" things to do in Maui. We felt thoroughly taken care of and it was so nice to have recommendations of things to do and places to go in Maui

There are a ton of other wonderful features and details that made our stay absolutely perfect and enjoyable. You will love your stay and I'm sure feel incredibly blessed and rested after your time at the condo just like my family did. We had 6 adults staying at the condo and it felt plenty roomy (one of the rooms has a double bed which could be tight for certain individuals but easily fit my brother and sister). We loved cooking in the kitchen and eating at the beautiful table or out on the balcony. It was a vacation we'll remember and we truly hope to be back and stay again soon!

Thanks John for a wonderful vacation!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432207vb
+1 8086331210
Maalaea Maui
5

Amazing rental experience, would (and will) definitely come back here!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was THE PERFECT rental for me and my family, which included several adults and little toddlers (plus a 1 yr old). It is spacious and has all the amenities that we needed for our stay: A/C in each room, washer/dryer in unit, full kitchen, beach towels, laundry detergent, sand toys, beach chairs, etc. etc. The convenience of the private elevator was definitely appreciated, as well as having ample parking for our two rental cars.
Of course, the view from the lanai is unbeatable. We easily spotted sea turtles and humpback whales as we relaxed sitting outside. And being steps from a little beach can't be beat. It was a perfect sandy area for adults and the little kids alike (plus, there's a place to shower off nearby). And for the couple of times where we didn't want to deal with sand, we just walked over to the swimming pool.
The area overall is very chill. There's tour boats in the marina taking off frequently, but really didn't run into a lot of people. Also in the marina area are a few restaurants. But it's also a short 10 minute drive to Kihei where there's grocery stores and much more eating options.
John was extremely responsive and helpful in any of my communications. I can't thank him enough for being so accommodating and helping make this trip so wonderful. We wouldn't hesitate to rent with him again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432207vb
+1 8086331210
Maalaea Maui
5

condo stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Everything was perfect, could not ask for a better view. We could sit on the lanai and watch wales all day, our small children enjoyed the grassy area and calm beach. It was a good central location if you wanted to go to any other part of the area.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432207vb
+1 8086331210
Maalaea Maui
5

Views, Location, Whales, Quiet, Luxury, Location, Sunsets, Watching Harbor Activity, Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Maalaea is a quiet harbor village with great restaurants and attractions. This beautiful condo is just South of the airport and directly on the water. Once you've stepped into the condo from the private elevator, the view opens up in front of you. Breathtaking. John was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a tour of the condo and all its ammenities. Very nice personal touch. Many times when renting we find the owner just telling us the keys are in a lock box. He was very helpful with questions we had and suggestions prior to our visit, upon arrival and during our stay. Very clean, beautiful furnishings. VRBO video and pics are accurate.
Things we loved during our stay:
The location of this condo was ideal because we had a car. Close to all the attractions but not in the middle of them. Our favorite town was Lahaina, less than 15 minute drive.
Watching whales every day from the lanai. You can spot them by watching for the spouting water and then you can see their tales and fins and sometimes big splashes from them jumping out of the water. I will remember this for the rest of my life.
Food was delicious at Beach Bums, The General Store, and Porto.
Hawaiian Tasting Tours in Lahaina was fantastic with Gigi as our guide. It ended up just being the two of us with Gigi because a party of 8 cancelled, lucky for us. It was a progressive dinner to 5 restaurants all within walking distance. All the while we learned about Hawaiian culture, language and traditions. I would highly recommend it and would suggest it at the beginning of your stay.
We loved the Hana Highway drive and did the entire loop. Our favorite part of the drive was the 2-1/2 miles down to the end of Nahiku Road. The lush greenery drive there is great but when you arrive at the end the views are spectacular!
We also drove to the Haleakala Crater. It's an inactive volcano with views for miles. The drive there is also worth it. First time ever driving through clouds like we were in an airplane. Once at the top the views were awesome AND we were looking down on the clouds. Be sure to take warm clothing.
Atlantis Submarine was a fun experience, too. We don't snorkel so this was a way to see underwater life. The boat ride was great because we saw whales up close before boarding the sub. It's an easy in and out of the sub with a large opening and only 10 very narrow steps to go down like a ladder. We saw 100's of fish and sea life and the people were great too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Gorgeous Penthouse w/ pvt. elevator (must see pictures)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432207vb
+1 8086331210
Maalaea Maui
Seattle, WA
4

Beautiful condo in a mediocre resort

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This condo is beautiful and well renovated. Two of the bedrooms are very spacious with comfortable beds. The third bedroom is small and does not compare to the luxury of the others. Location is very centrally located to shopping, beaches, and activities, however, it is directly below the flight path of incoming jets. The noise makes it very difficult to sleep with the slider open. The resort itself is old but well maintained. The units in the resort are mostly owned by elderly people. I would not recommend this place if you have children. Our children and grandchildren stayed in the same resort, different unit. When they used the pool and the water"noodles" our owner provided, an owner came out and started yelling at them and told them the noodles were not allowed in the pool. She became very confrontational and the manager had to be called. He was very nice and said the noodles were allowed. After that, the same lady came down to the pool and yelled at us for every little thing. We did not use the pool again. Overall, if we were traveling with some elderly couples, I would rent this unit again, but not with family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Dear Guest,I’m so sorry you experienced a less than perfect vacation. I always try to correct issues and intercede for my guests when I’m informed of any issue that may arise. Milowai is a complex like most others with owners of all ages. I was not aware that you were having problems with one particular owner until reading your review. I’m happy to hear that management was able to help with the issues that were brought to their attention. I did investigate the situation to see if any future problems can be avoided and I was informed that the lady doing the complaining was a fractional owner and only stays in her condo one month out of the year and just experienced some personal loss that may have resulted in a not so friendly attitude. I was assured that the complex was kid friendly and management’s goal is for families to enjoy their stay. As for the flight path, Maui is a small island, so eliminating the possibility of aircraft flying overhead is next to impossible. I have never had a guest complain about plane noise before. Nonetheless, we are sorry you were bothered by this and hope you will think of Hembree Rental Properties again in the future for your vacation needs.

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lahaina to Island of Lanai
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sugar Cane Train goes from Lahaina to Kaanapali.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
30, 31, 380
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sugar Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Bums , Waterfront, +more
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Kahili Golf Club, Dunes at Maui Lani,Elleair +more
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Waterfront, Beach Bums, + more
Car: recommended

This luxury penthouse is centrally located giving you convenient access to the best Maui has to offer.

Walk to:

Sugar Beach- boasts 6 miles of hard packed white sandy beach perfect for walking or running on. Shell hunting is also popular on this beach. Surf world famous and fastest wave 'freight trains' aka Maalaea Pipeline or watch the surfers from your lanai. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, spearfishing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, and much more from this beach

Maalaea Harbor offers- Sportfishing, scuba, snorkeling, sailing, private boat charters, jet skies, kayak trips, sunset dinner cruises, and much much more.

Maui Ocean Center - Top-Rated Attraction in Hawaii (Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide), provides an up close view of Hawaiian Marine Life without getting wet! If you want to get wet, schedule an exciting shark encounter with over 20 different sharks inside a shark cage!

Maui Golf & Sports Park- Enjoy this tropical miniature golf putting course, bumper boats (with water guns), rock climbing, and the x-treme trampoline. Great fun for everyone!

Maalaea Harbor Village- Enjoy great restaurants and live entertainment at Beach Bums Bar & Grill, Buzz's Wharf, Blue Marlin Harborfront Grill & Bar, and more. Enjoy shopping and picnicking near the harbor.

Short drive:

The convenience of this Penthouse allows you to enjoy all that Maui has to offer without spending hours behind the wheel. Venture off to some great places such as; Lahaina, Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Kaanapali, and more. Enjoy activities such as; horseback riding, ziplines, golf, helicopter tours, hiking, waterfalls, historical sites, luaus, or bike down Haleakala. If you want a long drive, take a full day to explore the road to Hana.

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Availability & Rates

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Special Offer! Only $259/night! 60% OFF April-May, 10% OFF Jun-Oct 2014

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 21, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

3bed/3ba, private elevator. Panoramic Ocean views from living area,kitchen,& Master suite. Walk to dining, bars, ice cream, harbor excursions, Maui Ocean Center, & More! Special only applies to new reservations. 60% OFF Available dates in April-May 2014. Save 10% Jun-Oct 2014. Book your dream getaway today. Call for more information. Aloha!

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%
Cleaning $200

Notes

  • $549-$849/night
  • US Dollars
  • Low Season Rates: 6/1 to 10/31 (June thru Oct) $549/night
  • High Season Rates: 11/1 to 5/31 (Sept thru May) $649/night
  • Holiday Rates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, & the week prior to and after
  • Easter/Spring Break $849/night. (All stays minimum 1 week)
  • Hawaii General Excise Tax4.12%,Transient Accommodations Tax9.25%,Total 13.42%
  • $299 Cleaning,$89 PDP (accidental damage ins), Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Check in4pm Check out10am Until confirmed,rates subject to change without notice.
  • Hawaii TaxID#W12494294-01

Amenities

Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Wet Bar
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bedrooms have their own attached bathroom and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • Weddings
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
There is a private chef that lives in the building that will accept private bookings. Please inquire at time of booking if interested. Adequate amounts of toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, and laundry soap will be provided for all bookings. Once the complimentary products have been used, it is the guest responsibility to purchase needed items. Please contact John Swanson at number listed 6am-6pm HST if you have any questions.