OCEAN FRONT GEM IN WEST MAUI - GREEN SEA TURTLE PARADISE!!

Rick and Kris Hacker

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OCEAN FRONT GEM IN WEST MAUI - GREEN SEA TURTLE PARADISE!!

Honokowai Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Aloha and welcome to Mahina Surf #117! We are a unique, oceanfront boutique style condominium (with only 56 units!) located on Maui’s desirable West side. Our property was recently designated as non-smoking throughout.

Mahina Surf boasts stunning unobstructed ocean views where Humpback whales and their calves play during the winter and scores of green sea turtles call our beachfront their home year round!

Imagine yourself relaxing on your private lanai or poolside with a cool drink in hand. Picture the blue green ocean with the islands of Lanai and Molokai in the background. Take a dip in our beautifully tiled, heated saline pool, just steps from the ocean, and soak in the splendor of our beautifully landscaped grounds. You won’t even mind preparing the evening meal on our gourmet gas BBQ grills located at the ocean’s edge. Finally, at day’s end, there is no better place to watch the sunset; this is truly paradise!

Our condo is conveniently located within 5-10 minutes of some of Maui’s favorite tourist destinations. Just 3.5 miles to the south is the Kaanapali resort area and Whaler's Village with its famous beach, boardwalk, shopping and restaurants. Another 3 miles south of that is historic Lahaina town with its eclectic waterfront shopping district, restaurants and nightlife. Just 3 miles to the north of Mahina Surf is famed Kapalua with its championship golf courses and gorgeous beaches; perfect for body surfing, snorkeling, diving or just soaking in the sun. You are literally sandwiched in the middle of the best the Westside of Maui has to offer.

Mahina Surf #117 is a ground floor corner unit with twice as many windows as many of the other units on the property; taking full advantage of Maui's famous afternoon trade winds. You will love the smell and feel of these comforting breezes throughout your stay. As you look at our pictures, pay special attention to the windows; we are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of some of the most beautiful Hawiaiian landscaping on the island. Native hawaiian plants surround our unit, giving you a true sense of 'Aloha'.

The bedroom is appointed with a spacious King size bed, closet (with programmable safe) and a chest of drawers. Just down the hall to the right is an updated bathroom with full tub and shower enclosure, sink and 2 mirror vanity with shelving inside. (Plenty of room to store all of your toiletries.)

We have a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, stove and microwave. It is well stocked with all of the cookware, utensils and appliances to satisfy any home chef. (Heck, we even have a juicer!) The kitchen opens up to a spacious living area with a large L-shaped queen sized sleeper sofa and chairs. We have an entertainment center with a flat screen LCD TV, Blu Ray/DVD, WiFi and iPod docking station. We also have library of Blu Ray's and DVDs for your viewing pleasure. (Although you may be distracted from your favorite TV show by the ocean views!)

We hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do. It is truly the “best kept secret” on Maui!

Keywords: Ocean Front, 1 bedroom, Ground Floor, Boutique Style, Condo, West Maui, Kahana, Shopping, Beaches, Golf, Snorkeling, Turtles, Whales, Non-Smoking.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Rick and Kris Hacker (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Rick and Kris Hacker

Hi, we are the owners Rick and Kris.

We are both in the beverage distribution business in Western WA. We love the outdoors and enjoy diving, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling with our two sons. We also love to cook!

Rick and Kris Hacker purchased this condo in 2011

Why Rick and Kris Hacker chose Honokowai

We have been coming back to Maui off and on for the past 25 years (since our honeymoon). Our favorite area in Maui is the West Side. We love snorkeling at Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay, hitting the beach at Kaanapali, and playing in the surf at Napili Bay. We also really enjoy exploring the eclectic little town of Lahaina, especially when the art fair is up an running under the Banyan tree. Our condo is close to all of the places we like to go!

We are so thrilled to finally have our own little piece of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

We purchased our condo in Sept of 2011. We love the incredible views from the Lanai and the short walk right out the slider door to the pool, BBQs, and ocean. We especially enjoy walking down to the waters edge each night to see the turtles swimming and feeding right at our feet and watching the sun set. It never gets old!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just had all new stainless steel appliances installed in the kitchen today! We can't wait to get back over and update our photos! We hope you enjoy :)
Jul 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Ocean Front Gem in West Maui - Green Sea Turtle Paradise!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Ocean Front Gem in West Maui - Green Sea Turtle Paradise!!
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Honokowai Maui
5

maui 4 days vacation in August

  • 5 of 5
This property was very good. it was next to the beach. The landscape was very beautiful.

I took my two teen age sons there, they loved to stay in this condo, did not like to go out. That's the problem. :)

The owner provides a lot of DVD movies, my boys watched 5 movies in 3 days.

The place was very clean. The only thing I was uncomfortable with , there was no air condition. We were there during Aug, with all fans on, I was still unable to go to sleep at 9:00pm.

The owner was very friendly, and supportive. Respond to my text message very quickly. Felt warm like home.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Yujing. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! You mentioned a potential return trip over the phone.....just let us know and we'll be happy to lock up the DVDs in the owners locker for you, so we can get those boys outside! :o) You were a pleasure to work with; we truly do love hearing from our guests. We look forward to having you back again soon!
Mahalo,
Rick and Kris
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Honokowai Maui
Claremore, OK USA
5

Fantastic vacation in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
A friend and I had the opportunity to stay in your condo for 5 nights. We couldn't of found a better view. It was a great location for us as well. We felt safe there even though we slept with all of our windows open at night. Even being close to the road it was still peaceful at night. We were even blessed with getting to see a full rainbow from the condo complex. I hope to stay hear again in the future and will recommend this unit to all of our friends and family. We also enjoyed watching the sea turtles feast on the algea at sea side.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the rainbow and turtle sightings!
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Honokowai Maui
Portland Oregon
5

Love this Unit

  • 5 of 5
Our family has stayed in many of the units at the Mahina Surf...this is one of our favorites~ extra windows for added light, easy walk to the pool, very well appointed...the first time we stayed in the unit our kids were jealous...this year they got to call this unit home and they truly enjoyed every day they were guest. One of the BEST!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sherry,
Thanks you so much for the review. We are so glad your family enjoyed our unit, and even more happy to have you as return guests. Hope to see you again next year!
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Honokowai Maui
Tucson, AZ
5

Provided us the most scenic pictures we've ever taken on Maui!

Provided us the most scenic pictures we've ever taken on Maui!
  • 5 of 5
We have stayed many places on Maui, as well as on the other islands, and have come to favor Kahana because of limited traffic. We have never chosen properties directly on the beach, primarily due to cost, so we have researched many of the best beaches on Maui. While a small one exists just a short walk away from this property, we really love Fleming State Park about 4 miles away that includes a lifeguard and is great for bogey-boarding! Good wave action there, and it's right next to the Ritz -- we do take advantage of that!

The Mahina Surf resort was new to us. We like it so well, we've already planned a return trip in 2014. The rocky shoreline bordering this property contains an amazing number of turtles, great in-season views of whales, beautiful flowers and plants all around, a very nice pool, and just a general good island feel. The staff are extremely helpful.

This particular unit, though not newly decorated, has extremely comfortable furniture both inside and out. We loved the end unit because of the additional louvered windows along the unattached wall. We had a great breeze most of the time and never missed AC, which we don't like anyway! I would say that the pictures on VRBO are very representative of the unit.

The owners of this unit are some of the best communicators that we've come across in our history with VRBO. We find that important, expecially when problems occur. Rental property can have little or big problems, just like your own home. A little patience on the part of the renters, good management, and great response from owners help make VRBO rentals a very successful experience.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Donna,
We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip and are even more thrilled that you will be coming back to stay with us again next year! Glad you enjoyed the property, turtles and whales. We have to agree with you - D.T. Fleming is one of our favorite beaches as well! We look forward to your next visit.
Mahalo,
Rick and Kris
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Lakewood, Washington
5

Back for the second time!! Best Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
We are absolutely in love with this condo and property. It resembles true paradise and is very piece full. So many new upgrades and very comfortable. The owners thought of everything....snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler, umbrella! Marvelous view to the ocean directly from the lanai. Preparing a meal at the BBQ's only footsteps away from the ocean is priceless. We enjoyed many stunning sunsets while preparing our dinner. While strolling along the properties shore we enjoyed watching all the magnificent turtles. Loved lounging at the pool everyday after returning from the beaches. Super clean and very refreshing. This condo and property is a true GEM and we will definitely return again next year.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Honokowai Maui
Greencastle, Indiana
5

On the bucket list

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary at this condo and it was wonderful. The condo and grounds are exactly as they are shown on the website. It is beautiful, clean, friendly and Rick the owner even stayed on his cell phone and "walked" us to the front door when we became lost. His directions had been perfect but chalk it up to two tired travelers who missed the condo in the dark and became lost.
Everyone at the Mahina Surf was friendly and we met some wonderful people. One guest that owns her condo blew on a large shell (it sounded like a sick cow) to get everyone out to see the sunset (sunsets were gorgeous). She even gave my husband the shell/horn when we left. I loved taking a swim at night in the beautiful pool and having the pool completely to myself. We found restaurants and food to be pretty expensive compared to Indiana. We ate at Kimos, Bubba Gump, and Lu Lu's when we were in Lahaina. We found a grocery store and Farmer's Market a few blocks down the road from the condo and frankly grilling a steak on a grill looking at the ocean can't be beat. The grocery deli had delicious crab cakes, roasted chickens and a salad bar. So if you don't want to spend a lot of money eating out, you can pick up a meal and take to one of the beach parks that are everywhere. Of course there is a McDonald's and Subway near if you're in a hurry.
We drove over 500 miles while we were there. We drove the road to Hana (kind of scary but beautiful), drove to the crater at Haleakala National Park (10,000 feet up), went on the whale boat (apparently it was too early in the year, didn't see any whales). Three days the surf was very high and surfers were everywhere. We had never seen waves that high, but apparently the rough surf kept the large turtles from coming in. Two days before we left I walked down to the ocean (the path is gorgeous) and realized the turtles were there. At least 20 huge turtles were sunning on the rocks.
In summary, we have nothing but wonderful memories of our visit.
Thank you to everyone we met there.
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Last we talked you were a little out of sorts :) Glad to help you find your way and even more glad that you had a wonderful 50th anniversary! Logging 500 miles - impressive - you must have covered almost every inch of the island! Sorry you missed the whales - if you come between Dec - April, you are almost guaranteed to see them. You were just a little bit early this trip.

Mahalo and Aloha, Rick and Kris
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Car: recommended

BEACHES: Maui has so much to offer and of course it's beaches are some of the best! Great beaches near our property are Napili and D.T. Fleming for soaking in the sun and playing in the waves.

SNORKELING: Kapalua Bay is a great beach for the beginning snorkeler, protected, calm water with nice coral formations & fish. Some of the Best snorkeling in Maui can be found at Honolua Bay a bit further north. Huge coral formations, fish, eels, turtles and more; but, it is not as protected.

TURTLES: If you want to swim with Turtles, try the waters right out in front of Mahina Surf, they are plentiful. There is a very secluded, very small sandy beach about 30 yards south of the property that gives easy entry into the water. (you do have to scramble over a short stretch of lava rock to get there.) If scrambling over lava, is not your idea of fun, there is an even easier entry into the water at Mahinahina Beach (also know as S-Turns Beach) about 2 blocks north of the property. Sandy beach with easy entry into the water. Jump in and swim to the left for turtles galore!

SHOPPING: Lahaina town is one of our favorites, it's an eclectic little town with great restaurants, historical sites and is a perfect place to look for a souvenir. Some of our favorite restaurants are Aloha Mixed Plate, Kimos, and Lahaina Pizza Co. For a really nice dinner, you can't beat the Lahaina Grill. We had one of our best meals ever there, and I'm not talking just on Maui, I'm talking anywhere!

Another terrific area for shopping and restaurants is Whalers Village at Kaanapali Beach. (About 5 minutes south) We enjoy grabbing 'Pu Pus' at the Hula Grill; the tables actually sit in the sand with great views of the ocean. It is an excellent place for people watching and a great place to take in the sunset.

GOLF: We are only a few minutes away from the famed Kapalua Golf Course home of the Hyundai PGA Tournament of Champions. Even if you don't golf, it's worth a trip to see the course and the surrounding area. The Plantation House Restaurant, in the club house at the Plantation Course is a great place to grab a delicious breakfast.

SIGHTS: For those wanting to tour the island, the Road to Hana is a trip that you must do at least once. The Windward side of the island is lush and green, beautiful jungle-like terrain with waterfalls around every turn. Black Sand & Red Sand Beaches and, of course, the Seven Sacred Pools.

Another popular attraction is the Haleakala Crater. A trip up to the crater to take in sunrise is definitely worthwhile. On the way back down from the crater, take a side trip and visit the Tedeschi Winery for a sampling of their Pineapple Wine or Champagne.

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Honokowai Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2015
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2016
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$149
$1,043
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 10 nights or more 5% discount; 28 nights or more 15% discount.
Rates based on double occupancy; Additionals persons $10/night per person, including children.

Thirty day notice required for deposit refund on cancellation.$25 service charge on all refunds.
Christmas Holidays: Full payment due by 11/01. Cancellations are nonrefundable 7 night minimum stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Honokowai Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub, shower, and sink with two cabinet vanity. Plenty of room for toiletries. Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom with King size bed, comfortable mattress and bedding. Sleeper Sofa with 6 inch thick Queen sized mattress. Child's port-a-crib also available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Please feel to use the Snorkel Gear, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Coolers, etc. located in the Bedroom closet for all of your beach adventures! We also have a Programmable Safe to keep your valuables secure.
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