Submitted: November 6, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
Just (reluctantly) returned home from a nine night stay at the Maui Beach House. It was amazing. All ten of us agree that it was the best place we've ever stayed. It was more than we were expecting. The pictures and video do NOT do it justice.
From the second the gate opened, to a perfect view of the ocean, Molokai, the hammock, and the palm trees, we were all in awe. The beach was RIGHT there. Down the steps and you're on it. The over-sized spa/small pool were perfect for day or night. The lawn and gardens were lush and well-kept. The lawn furniture was comfortable and relaxing. We had a 2 and 4 year old with us and the the beach and ocean-front "problems" that others commented on, were a non-issue. You just have to be vigilant.
Then we got to the house itself. It was perfect. The open-air sitting and grilling area was fantastic! If we were home and we weren't asleep, we were in there. We watched sea turtles, divers, surfers, etc...all from the house. We used the tiki torches and gas grill every night. We slept with the shutter doors open every night and never had a problem or an unwelcomed visitor. We even left the house open during a tsunami evacuation and nothing was disturbed. We all felt very safe and comfortable.
The bedrooms in the house are separate enough that we didn't feel crammed and we had our own space. We had a family reunion and arrived with my 80+ year old grandparents. There's a bedroom on the ground floor, so they never had to climb up stairs. There were more than enough bathrooms and showers that there was never a backup or a wait. The kitchen has all the appliances that we needed, even an espresso maker. The owners were smart and left the directions next to it. I used it every morning.
The house was very clean and in great condition. The grounds are manicured twice a week, and it shows. Steve, the manager, is a hero. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy, comfortable, and satisfied.
There are grocery stores about a mile away in each direction. The house is close to Napili & Kapalua Beach. There are restaurants and a general store within walking distance. The Maui Bus stop is right near the house so you could make your way to/from Kahului airport for $4. There are too many things to see and do on the island so I wouldn't recommend NOT renting a car. But, you could make it work.
I would more than recommend staying here, I encourage it. You will really feel like you're in paradise.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words! It is a beautiful home and we are so happy that people can enjoy it as much as we do. Maui Lodging is proud to manage the beach house and we hope you have a chance to stay with us again!
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