Hale Hau`oli (Happy Home in Hawaiian), is where your master bedroom and living room are both as close as it is possible to get to the ocean without being sprayed by surf -- a rare find on Maui.
Awake to the sound of surf slapping on the shore reef and stars filling the tropical sky above palm trees swaying in the trade winds. On romantic full moon nights the entire Ma`alaea Bay shimmers silver, highlighted by white-tipped waves and bobbing sea turtle heads. No traffic sounds! Only birdsong and a panorama painted in vibrant golds and reds, luring you out of bed to capture the sun rise over the ancient volcano Haleakala (House of the Sun).
Fix yourself a freshly ground cup of Kona coffee or a nice cup of tea, and a plate of local papaya, mango and bananas on the lanai, with the Pacific Ocean just 60 feet away, so close to the water you can count turtles from the lanai, or just kick back and watch the whales. Why settle for less when you’ve come all this way to experience paradise?
Our luxurious two bedroom, two bath Condo is situated on the top floor of a four-story building in Ma`alaea, on quiet Hau`oli Street, which dead ends into a beach that is a secret to all but local residents. (Beware ground-floor condos in Kihei and Lahaina as they are susceptible to burglaries.)
Our master bathroom has been totally remodeled and has handmade Hawaiian petroglyph tiles with half inch frameless glass enclosure. The other bathroom also remodeled, has a pebble floor and a walk-in shower also with half inch frameless glass enclosure. The maple kitchen is generously appointed with all appliances, water filters, ceramic sink and a microwave/convection oven.
The floors are soft-on-your-feet maple pergo and tile, with colorful walls and Hawaiian decor. With central air conditioning, you will be comfy no matter what time of year you come. Two elevators guarantee you easy access.
Ma`alaea Kai is one of the best buildings on the block, the coolest and the quietest. We have the largest swimming pool, oceanside, surrounded by expansive lawns planted in putting-green grass. Lush blooming hibiscus, bougainvillea and plumeria fill the air with tropical smells underneath coconut palms. Lounge chairs offer a day off to read or work on your tan. Two gas grills and one charcoal grille, cleaned daily by the staff, are placed at the ocean’s edge with tables and chairs. Our resident manager keeps everything ship shape, and lights the shore tiki lights every weekend.
A quick stroll in one direction brings you to the charming Ma`alaea Harbor where fishing and snorkeling boats take off for the day’s runs; or to Haycraft Beach Park where you can either jump into the ocean for a morning dip or walk/run/beachcomb the six miles of secluded sand to Kihei’s Sugar Beach. No crowds here since access to the beach is protected from the road by the bird-filled ponds of Kealia Wildlife Refuge.
Living in centrally located Ma`alaea puts you in walking distance of the Ocean Center Aquarium, the Pacific Whale Foundation, a shopping center and four fabulous oceanfront restaurants a mini-golf and climbing area, a gas station and convenience shops. Beaches for snorkeling, swimming and surfing are all close by, as are 19 famed golf courses. Twenty minutes to the west is the old whaling village of Lahaina, with its magnificent Banyon Tree and shopping galleries. Ten minutes east is the long village of Kihei and a bit further the ritzy resorts of Wailea. You couldn't be in a better place to explore all Maui has to offer.
As we say here: a hui hou, or see you soon! Aloha.
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Nice hearing from you on our return home. We very much enjoyed the condo you provided for us and were much impressed with the location, the view, AND THE SHOWER!!!. We had a marvelous time with our friends touring around the entire island. We will certainly recommend your place to all our friends who travel to the island. We hated to leave but life gets in the way sometimes.
We hope to be back one day and make use of your lovely condo.
From the moment we opened the door, this condo was perfect! Our immediate view drew us to through the comfortably appointed living area to the ocean side lanai. The condo was clean and well stocked with whatever anyone might desire for a restful beach vacation. I was a little nervous about renting directly from the owner because of all the negative info on the news about internet scams. My worries were erased when Anne spent almost 45 minutes talking and explaining the area to me by phone. Once we got there, everything was perfect! The beds were comfortable and bathrooms decorated nicely. Each bedroom had its own bath, furnished with nice linens and lots of extra paper products! Since we were travelling with friends, it gave each couple a nice place to relax after a long day of sightseeing and snorkeling. The main living area is equally comfortable. Decorations reflect the history of art and nature on the island, while the lanai allowed the warm, tropical breezes to flow through from ocean to front door. The kitchen has everything you would ever need for food preparation and cooking. We especially loved the blender, which we used for our own happy hour in the afternoons! We spent a few afternoons just hanging around the pool area and on the beautiful, carpet-like grass next to the surf. It was both peaceful and relaxing. Perhaps the best thing about this condo is the location. It is on a quiet, dead end street that eliminates lots of traffic and ends with a public park with a beautiful, sandy beach. Since it is centrally located, we were able to do many day trips to Lahaina, Iao Valley, Haleakula Park, Kihei, etc. None were more than 20 minutes away. We loved the view and were fortunate to be there during the peak whale season. In the morning, we could watch the whales breaching and playing in the surf. Upon closer look, we saw a family of sea turtles that seemed to live along the lava beach directly in front of the condo. Though it was a bit humid during the day, we kept all the windows open and never had to use the air conditioning. In the evening, the sound of waves rolling across the rocks lulled us to sleep. The only way that this place could be improved would be a laundry directly in the unit and parking in the condo parking lot. As it was, the laundry was on the same level and just two doors down. However, since that is something that the owners have no control over, I wouldn't fault them. We definitely will return! Thanks
Maalaea Kai is centrally located making it convenient to and from the airport, shopping and local venues. The condo has everything one would need for a relaxing vacation from dominoes to a fishing pole. The complex is well kept and very clean. The condo has a homey feel with comfortable furnishings. The view from the lanai is fantastic. The newly renovated bathrooms are wonderful with nice large and small kitchen appliances. You don't even need to bring a beach towel! The owner provided a suggestion sheet which was very helpful and made it easy for us to know how and what to do. We weren't looking to be doing something every minute that we were there and being able to "be at home" was the way we could enjoy the best of both worlds. We cooked on the BBQ's provided and ate on the lanai for every meal. We did take the Road to Hana and saw the Iao Valley and surroundings. Maalaea Harbor itself is full of things to see and do and places to eat and is within walking distance. This was our third time to Maui and by far the best trip we've had.
This was our first stay in Mac and Anne's condo...but definitely not our last. We've been going to Maui for many years, usually during the winter months, to get away from the cold weather. The weather was perfect, and just what we wanted and needed. I'm ready to go back!
Out of all the condos we've stayed in, this one is our favorite. The appliances are new and upgraded, the beds are comfortable, the showers are fantastic... none other to compare too, living area and lanai are more comfortable than any we've stayed. We loved sitting on the lanai every morning drinking coffee and watching the sun come up while watching whales and turtles. The pool and barbeque grills are cleaned every morning and the grounds are immaculate.
We've been to Maui 10+ years and Ma'alaea Bay is our favorite area. The area is so centrally located to everything on the island and walking distance to Ma'alaea Harbor where you can take dinner cruises, whale watching excursions, snorkeling, fishing, restaurants, the Aquarium, etc. The longest beach on the island, Sugar Beach, is also within walking distance; a really nice beach to walk, picnic, swim, or sunbathe.
Overall, the condo is very clean and comfortable, and being on the 4th floor gives the best views. I highly recommend this condo! You won't be disappointed! Anne and Mac are the best! I usually emailed Anne but when I called her she was always receptive to answering any questions I had. If I had to leave her a message she always returned my call ASAP.
We were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary and this was the perfect place to "chill out" or stay "on the go". Thanks again for everything!
This was our second time and everything was just wonderful. No neighbors on one side and just a beautiful view. Location is perfect, only minutes to several area events. Anything you could want is at your fingertips. Fully stocked kitchen, dishes, pans, glasses, beach towels and plenty of bedding. They think of everything and you may need and then some. The place is well manicured by the pool, great BBQ area and enjoyed watching turtles as we sat at the beach area. Laundry room in just 2 doors down and convenient. The new showers in both bathrooms are fantastic. Do not hesitate, we call this condo our home away from home and cannot wait to get back!
We loved the quiet area, the secluded beach, the gorgeous views and the close drive to any place on the island. Highly recommend this condo.
Two couples who vacationed together to celebrate anniversaries thoroughly loved this condo. Views were exceptional. Loved watching the sea turtles out front. Grounds were wonderful. Location was just what we wanted, not in the center of the tourist areas so evenings were quiet and relaxing but still centrally located so that anything you wanted to do was just a short drive. Would definitely stay here again.