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Maui Retreat,Completely Remodeled, 50 Ft Window Views Ocean/Mountain!!

Joe Grafe

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Maui Retreat,Completely Remodeled, 50 Ft Window Views Ocean/Mountain!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Makena Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)


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Rates include Rent, Taxes and all Fees for up to 4 people.

6/20-6/27/2015 7 nights @ $1030.00

7/31-8/6/2015 6 nights @ $930.00

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9/8-9/14/2015 6 nights @930.00.

10/12-10/19/2015 @1030.00.

12/7-12/12/2015 5 nights @ $830.00.

Relax in comfort & enjoy all of Maui's activities using this remodeled bright & open floor plan 2 bedroom/2 bath, spacious condominium as your Maui retreat. Enjoy the expansive 50 ft window views which include the ocean & the 10,000 ft. mountain, Haleakala (House of the Sun). The 1048 sq. ft. interior space & the lanai combine to give you almost 1200 sq. ft of high quality living area. The new eco-friendly remodeling in a Contemporary Kama'aina (local Hawaiian) style used quality materials & surfaces such as travertine tiles, bamboo flooring, granite counter tops, tiled bath/shower, tiled shower & tiled lanai. A 52' TV (cable), Netflix and a DVD is located in the living room so you can watch sports or your favorite shows or movies on a big screen. Our condo unit A-308 is located in the front building of the newly painted Haleakala Shores complex on the side away from the street and is just a short walk to the ocean and park that you can see from the lanai.

The master bedroom, with direct access to the lanai, has a king bed, tropical decor, a built in computer desk & a 37' TV (cable) with DVD on a wall mounted swivel which will allow you to watch your favorite program from the lanai. A walk-in closet/dressing area with full length mirror connects to a bathroom area with two pedestal sinks & a full size deep tub with tiled shower surround & grab bar.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed. A walk-in closet/dressing area with full length mirror connects to a bathroom with a tiled shower & grab bar. When not used as a bedroom, the bed can be easily stored for maximum living space. A futon couch allows for added sleeping capacity.

The kitchen has a Maytag range/oven, new Frigidaire refrigerator with ice maker, new GE dishwasher, new quiet disposal, microwave & toaster ovens. A new addition is the professional stainless steel cookware. You'll love the many kitchen tools & small appliances that are for your use. A stocked spice rack means you won't need to buy full jars of spices for just one dish. In unit laundry facilities are located in a separate closet.

Attention to details provide for your comfort. The coffee station features a stainless thermos coffee pot to allow you to keep your coffee hot on the lanai or anywhere else in the condo. This area also features a coffee grinder & a cappuccino/expresso maker for your pleasure. You will enjoy our wine chiller that is part of the bar area. Two stations have been built in to allow for easy computer use. Artwork featuring several local artists has been used to enhance the island atmosphere.

This unit is being upgraded constantly. Several game sets have been added for indoor, table top, outdoor & beach use. The newest addition is a Nintendo Wii Game Console with several games and Netflix access.. A CD player with docking ports for Ipod & Mp3 players is now available. In the kitchen, a rice cooker and panini maker has been supplied. A small fold away play pen/crib has been added. A high chair and stroller are also available.

Two air conditioners, two ceiling fans (one in each bedroom), two large and two small tower fans will keep you comfortable. Try using the fans & opening the windows to get the true island experience. Smell the sea air & the flowers.You may have noticed no mention of a furnace. It is not needed ocean side in Maui!!

Enjoy the pool area, the upgraded BBQ with granite counter top & the gazebo at Haleakala Shores. Walk a very short distance to Kamaole III Beach Park. Snorkel equipment, boogie boards, beach towels, mats, beach chairs & an umbrella are available for your use. Like to picnic? A picnic basket stocked with all the utensils & a hard sided cooler with wheels are yours to use at the pool, beach or wherever your Maui adventures takes you.

Walk to several restaurants, local shops & along the walking trail that follows the ocean starting in the park across the street. Short drives will take you to the Shops of Wailea & some of Maui's finest restaurants.


Our goal is to maintain high quality standards so that you get the most enjoyment from your Maui vacation.

Keywords: Condo, Condominium, Vacation Rental, Haleakala Shores, Maui, Hawaii, Two Bedroom, Newly Remodeled, ocean view, walk to beach.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joe Grafe (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Joe Grafe

Karen & Joe Grafe invite you to enjoy our rental unit. We live at Haleakala Shores so we can assist you with almost every need. Having lived on Maui for 13 years with Joe being a Marine Naturalist for six years, we can provide insights into Maui & the surrounding ocean. Whales are a special interest of ours.

We also love finding good deals so we can help you with Restaurants to Happy Hours & more!

Haleakala Shores is a wonderful condominium community where a number of owners live and enjoy meeting visitors. We usually have a Burger Grilling potluck on the 15th of each month (look for the signs) courtesy of Big Joe and welcome all visitors as well as residents.

Joe Grafe purchased this condo in 2010

Why Joe Grafe chose Makena

Maui is paradise as far as we are concerned. We choose to live here because of the wonderful weather, the beauty of the island & ocean, the aloha spirit of the people & our seasonal visitors the Humpback Whales. We hope you discover all that Maui has to offer.

We love to share our island home with others!!!

Please note that we are licensied by the State of Hawaii. Our Transient Accommodations Tax number is W18484301-01.

What makes this condo unique

Ocean & Mountains Views from the same Condo

Lovely pool with a great tile turtle motif. Pool lanai called the Tiki Lounge that is great for relaxing stocked with many books.

There are two grill areas and several tables and chairs next to the grills or near the grills under a bougainvillea covered gazebo.

The pool area is pleasantly landscaped with beautiful plumeria trees, banana trees, various palm trees and other lush vegetation. It's quiet and relaxing.

Kamaole III Beach Park Across the Street - Great Swimming & Snorkelling. We have seen over 50 varieties of reef fish, green sea turtles & beautiful coral. There are two outdoor showers for cleaning off the sand before entering the building.

Upscale Remodelling with WiFi & 52' TV

Well Stocked Kitchen-Coffee & Wine Bars

Spacious Living Area- 2BD/2BA - 2 Walk in Closets- Lanai- 2 sinks in Master Bath

Walk to Restaurants & Shops. Easy Access to Major Roads

Covered & Lighted Parking

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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based on 24 traveler reviews

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Maui Retreat,Completely Remodeled, 50 Ft Window Views Ocean/Mountain!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Karen and Joe's condo for almost 2 weeks. We loved our time there! This condo came with everything you could want and need. It's tastefully decorated and very well stocked with all the essentials. We really liked that there was a great selection of spices left over from previous renters. This condo was clean and comfortable with lots of room to spread out. Another welcome bonus were the tower fans which we used much more than the A/C. When we weren't out exploring, our kids really liked Netflix, the cable TV and the Wii. My husband and I spent a lot of time on the lanai which has a view of the ocean. Even though there are so many incredible beaches on Maui, this condo is conveniently located right across from Kameole III, a beautiful, uncrowded beach we used most days. In the evenings, we would go back to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. This condo is well stocked with lots of beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs and several coolers. We chose to rent here because of the location - central to most things on the island. Karen and Joe were very helpful with tips for things to do and any questions we had. We had a wonderful stay in their condo and highly recommend it! Mahalo Karen and Joe!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Halekala Shores

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked condo. Comfortable for two couples. Great location near the beach and Fred's Mexican restaurant

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Location! Cleanliness! Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I just celebrated our engagement in Maui. It was my 1st trip and his second. The condo was perfect! The location is prime and all of the thoughtful things provided made the trip extraordinary. The unit was very clean (I am a clean freak) and everything we needed was provided. We shopped for groceries and had everything we needed to cook. The beach towels provided were of great quality and the bedding was nice. The unit is great for families, couples or girls trips. The unit is full of information about the area and there is plenty to do at the unit (wii, table games, reading). There is also a great pool and tennis courts on the premises. We will return and we won't even consider staying anywhere else. This property is definitely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Vanessa, for your kind words. We are so glad you both had such a good time. I know you spent time traveling around the island and learning surfing so you apparently did not realize that the tennis courts actually belong to the property next door. We hope to see you at Haleakala Shores on your next trip to Maui. Aloha, Karen and Joe

This Vacation Rental sets the bar!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation rental along with our first trip to Maui. The accommodations that the Grafes had placed at their place to me sets the bar. I could be wrong but I don't think a vacation rental would come close to what the Grafes have done and to me would set my expectations for other vacation rentals to that level. Everything was perfect as to the setup, everything that you needed for the stay, they left us with so much information to help us at ease into enjoying our stay in Maui. They are also very accessible too if needed as they live in the same complex. On top of that, the Grafes are very welcoming and accommodating. I couldn't have expected anything better. So if anybody is looking for a vacation rental in Maui, this is the place to book one. The location is perfect in Kihei, where it is somewhat centralized, where you can go to the beaches across the street, you can travel south to some other beaches, you can go east to travel to Hana, or west to travel to Lahaina. It's a great spot with plenty of places to shop to get what you need or restaurants close by if you want to eat. Where else would you want to book a vacation rental in Maui. This is the place to be to book one!! We would definitely book here again when we have future trips to Maui, and hopefully it's sooner than later. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's off the charts beyond 10.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Nice and spacious across the street from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week and had a fabulous time. The condo is nice and comfortable and right across the street from the beach. There's a Safeway, Starbucks, Foodland, and plenty of local restaurants all within 2-10 minutes drive from the unit. The restaurants are about 5 minutes walk. The condo is equipped with comfortable furniture, good sized bathrooms, bedrooms, living and kitchen. The on-site pool was nice. The condo premises are clean and in good order. Parking was good. Owners were nice.

We highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Encinitas CA

Best deal in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the condo of Joe and Karen Grafe twice a year for the last three years. It is the best deal in Maui, the condo looks exactly like the video and all the amenities they have make it like staying at your own place. We have never needed to buy anything other than food to make our stay a perfect vacation. They have all the beach towels, beach supplies (snorkels, fins, masks, buggy boards, noodles, chairs, ice chest, picnic basket and more) that you would ever need. The location is central and perfect to get around anywhere in Maui, close to shopping, beaches and whatever you desire. They have a great book they leave in the unit that lists all the contact information for them and also ideas on fun things to do or places to eat in the area. The condo is always very clean and if you have any problems or concerns or anything you need Karen or Joe will take care of it immediately, they are wonderful people to work with.

They also have bags to use at the grocery stores as Maui does not use plastic bags and they will charge you if you don't bring your own bags when shopping.

The complex and pool area have rules to be followed that are completely in line with what they need to be. On our last visit we had kids jumping into the pool and almost hitting my mother in law while their mom’s sat on the side visiting and not watching what they were doing. Everyone uses the same facilities and we need to be courteous to all so sometimes the condo manager may seem harsh but he has to make the pool are fun and safe for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
OGG - Kahului Maui Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fred's & Moose McGillycuddy's
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
To Lanai & To Molokai from Lahaina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Elleair in Kihei
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Piilani - State Hwy 30
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fred's Mexican Cantina & Moose McGillycuddy's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kamaole III Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Haleakala Shores
Nearest Point of Interest
Shops of Wailea
Nearest Point of Interest
Ma'alaea Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Canoe Club
Car: recommended

Winter offers unique opertunity to see Humpback Whales both from shoreline & on boat trips. Maui is one of the best areas in the world to view Humpback Whales.


Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Makena Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
14 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
14 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes All quotes are for 4 people. For a 5th person, a charge of $10.00 per night applies. For the 5th and 6th persons, a charge of $20.00 per night applies.

Reservations are not confirmed until down payment is received. Cancellations Fees: 10% rebooking fee 90 days or more prior to arrival, 31 to 89 days 25% fee, 30 days or less 100% fee. Hawaiian Tax ID# W18484301-01
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Makena Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two pedalistal sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Pedalistal Sink
  • Both Bathrooms have an adjacent walk-in closet that serves as a dressing area. Each has a full length mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second Bedroom, bed folds away so room can be used as living area., Baby Cribs (1) Playpen/crib, Futon sleeps 2 (Full Size) (1) Comfortable Futon that is a couch when not in use.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wine Bar, Coffee Bar, Computer Desks, 2 Walk-in Closets, CD/Radio unit has a docking port for Ipod & MP3 players. Nintendo Wii game console. Table top pool table & foosball games, outdoor game kit, beach game kit, poker set & table games, children's beach toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, high chair, stroller, hair dryer in each bathroom. Note: We are licensed by the State of Hawaii. Our Transient Accommodations Tax number is W18484301-01.

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