10FT FROM OCEAN, 2 BEDRM BEACHFRONT RENO, HI-TECH, ECO

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Honokowai Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Unit 4B of Maui Sands is a DIRECT OCEAN FRONT unit on the ground floor of a two story building only 10 feet from the ocean. 25 feet to the right are the steps down to enter the ocean. It's a 2 Bedroom unit with a king size bed in one bedroom & two twin beds in the other bedroom. Plenty of seating in the living room with two couches (one sofa sleeper) and a massage chair. The condo comfortably sleeps 6.

Your parking spot is free & there are no resort fees. Our unit is extremely private. Don't expect to see anyone walking in front of your 180 Degree view of the ocean during your whole trip! (except maybe walking/swimming farther down in the ocean).

We have just completed a $150,000 renovation!

We thought long & hard about how to make our condo a model for others to follow in terms of being as environmentally responsible & healthy as possible. We wanted to address issues like the poor recycling program on Maui, the poor quality of the drinking water, the inefficiencies of general appliances & electronics, indoor air pollution, the use of the Hawaiian trade winds for cooling & many other aspects of a home.

Here are some of the things we did:

- We provided organic cotton bed sheets, towels, pillows & linens since conventional cotton is a very pesticide & herbicide intensive crop. For example: It takes one-quarter of a pound of chemicals to produce one conventional cotton T-shirt.

- Zero VOC paint (Volatile Organic Compounds = airborne carcinogens) was used on 97% of the walls. This was to help insure the indoor air quality was of the highest standards. This was especially important to us since we have a 2 year old son and one on the way!

- All tile flooring (no vinyl, linoleum, carpets). This also eliminates off gassing and trapped dirt and dust from collecting anywhere.

- We installed a reverse osmosis crystal clear water purifier for drinking & cooking. So there's no need to buy bottled water and that saves you money, and the environment!

- We have Teflon free (carcinogenic) pots & pans. Ours are quality stainless steel and we even have a cast iron fry pan. If you are not sure how to use it, let us know!

- We supply only glass tuperware instead of plastic tuperware. FYI: Plastics can leach chemicals like BPA into your food when you store them.

- An abundant use of Bamboo in the construction & finishing instead of wood products where possible. Bamboo is a grass & not a product derived from forestry. It has a short growth cycle of approximately five years, depending on the variety. As a result, bamboo is considered a highly renewable & sustainable product that saves our ever-dwindling hardwood forests.

- We've added louvre shutters above bedroom doors to allow air flow while maintaining privacy which cuts down on the need to use air conditioning & fans (although we have fans in the bedrooms). Another bonus is you can have the sound of the waves lull you to sleep while your bedroom door is closed.

- Use of the latest technology of energy efficient lights like LED dimmable lights.

- Emerson's 'Midway Eco' Fans in the living room & dining room. These fans are the most energy efficient fans on the market! They use 75% less energy then a conventional ceiling fan.

- The most energy efficient stainless steel appliances. For example our fridge is a MayTag Tier 3 Eco-Conserve rated fridge. It uses less energy then a 60 watt light bulb! The stove comes with two ovens of different sizes so that you only heat the oven size you need! An added bonus of the two ovens is that it gives you the option to cook two different things at different temperatures at the same time.

- We have also consciously chose 16 sets of Correll dishes because of how well they stack in a dishwasher. This translates into saving energy by not having to run the dishwasher as often!

- Our LG brand LED TV wins the top spot for the most energy efficient Television over 50' (source: EnergyStar program).

- Integrated into the cabinets is a 4 bin recycling station for recycling aluminum, glass, plastics & cardboard.

- All our interior wood doors are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council)

- We've had the plumber connect the reverse osmosis water purifier to the ice machine so that even your ice cubes are made from the purest water.

- The shower has a built in filter that removes chlorine.

- Our toaster? Well we looked far & wide for it: It only heats up one element when you are only toasting one slice of bread! Thus cutting energy use by 50% for these situations! Don't be fooled, your toaster at home does not do this simple concept.

Here's the incorporated technology:

- We have incorporated a 2nd beverage fridge into the kitchen in case you need the space.

- 55' LED Edge lit True High Definition (1080P) TV that up-converts any 2D video to 3D with amazing results! It comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses so everyone can watch in 3D. Regular TV viewing works great to.

- High Definition DVR recorder (for pausing & recording live TV & your favorite shows) & over 20 hi-def channels

- Free local & long distance to anywhere in North America.

- Password protected wireless High speed Internet (10mbps). (There is also a public wireless internet service at the pool & elsewhere on the spacious grounds.)

- 3D Blu-Ray player

- Stereo & 5 speaker Dolby Digital surround sound in the ceiling for TV, Movies, CDs, iPod or MP3 player.

- Pandora Radio access let's you listen and create your favorite Radio stations through the Condo's 5 speaker sound system.

- Free NetFlix access: watch thousands of movies in Hi-Def for free! YouTube, Hulu & other Internet video stations are also available.

- A nice massage chair to relax your soothing muscles after a long day of sight seeing or surfing at the beach!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

About The Owner

I have a 1 bedroom place in Kihei which I bought in 2007 (kiheivacationcondo dot net) and have lived there during the winter months until this year. I bought a 2 bedroom in Maui Sands in spring 2011 (It was clear with my growing family that I needed a larger place). I am a web developer and philanthropist and try to do my part to make the world a better place.

I enjoy renting out our Hawaii home when we are off island so that other like-minded individuals can also experience an amazing part of the world while minimizing their carbon footprint.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose Honokowai

After a very intensive search, we decided on Maui Sands. Here are 6 of many reasons:

1. The consistent trade winds blow from the Northeast so we wanted to stay upwind from the sewage treatment plants so that our air remained the freshest and cleanest in the world. Sorry Kaanapali!

2. The Kahekili Fish reserve is directly in front of Maui Sands. This results in an abundance of marine life and a restriction on certain fishing. The reserve ends a hundred yards to the north, so places like Kahana, Napili and Kapalua do not have this feature.

3. There is a kids playground with a new jungle gym 100 yards north of Maui Sands. This is a big hit with young families and my son. Access can be via the water, or the road from our condo.

4. There is a health food store (the only one in West Maui) only 150 yards north of us. It hosts a farmers market 3 times a week and is a great source for local produce and organic foods. Another option for groceries is the Times Market, a standard grocery store that is 400 yards south of us. There are lots of shops, restaurants and gear rental stores, all within walking distance.

5. Maui Sands is one of the original condos in all of West Maui and it has retained a lot of the old Hawaii feel of the 60's before the hotel boom. Maui Sands have a very low density of condos in its spacious grounds and combining that with the mature landscaping, old palm trees, vintage signs and rustic seawall, it certainly takes you back in time to an old Hawaiian experience.

6. Maui Sands has a very unique reef system which some argue has the most child-friendly calm waters of all of West Maui. There's a beach nick-named baby beach in Lahaina, that is popular with families because of the protected waters. It's water quality is quite poor however and pales in comparison to the crystal clear waters of Maui Sands. Please note: during high surf/swell situations, none of the Hawaiian waters escape the wrath of the Ocean.

What makes this condo unique

Maui Sands and our neighbour complex North of us are the last of the condos that can access the 1.5 mile long North Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock beyond by walking along the shoreline. If you like going for long walks in your bare feet, then Maui Sands is a good choice.

Maui Sands was built before there were any setback rules for buildings. As a result, having a condo within 12 feet of the ocean where you can feel the vibration of the surf from the lanai is a very rare and surreal experience. We enjoy being so close to the ocean that we can experience it with all our senses yet still be shielded from harm with the 8ft sea wall.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
Rancho Murieta, CA
5

Great condo in Maui

  • 5 of 5
Great condo! You won’t find a condo that provides as many amenities as Maui Sands. Our stay was eight nights in June with three TEENAGE grandkids. They had the time of their life - - even if it was with the grandparents! We were all impressed with the many, great accommodations and unbelievable view. The location is mid-way between the Kaanapali Resort area and Kaapalua. The kids especially enjoyed walking the town of Lahaina, seeing the beautiful, large, banyan tree, enjoying the different shops and wanting to try out all the different restaurants.
The kids enjoyed great snorkeling right out the back of the condo, literally, right outside the condo’s back door. You walk down a few steps and are in the ocean water. They enjoyed the beach so much they didn’t have a chance to use the pool. The trade winds were so enjoyable. No need to use an air conditioner. The sofa bed in the living room provided the lull of the ocean for a good night’s sleep.
The kitchen was well supplied to accommodate cooking/eating in vs. always having to dine out. The three cookbooks were hilarious to read (yes, for those who like to read cook books – you will know what I mean when you see these). The stainless steel sink is big enough to do laundry, however, the condo provides a laundry area equipped with great commercial washers and dryers close by.
The condo also provides eco-friendly soaps, shampoos, sheets, etc., as well as the most fought over amenity, the full body massage chair (kids liked even better than Netflix)! They did, however, enjoy the big screen, high definition TV and with 3D glasses. Who can’t watch Avatar over and over again in 3-D?
Ryan was more than accommodating to ensure our visit was the most enjoyable ever. He was also great with providing recommendations for a number of places to visit and restaurant suggestions.
We definitely will return for a visit (without the grandkids)!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
Adinkerke, Belgium
5

Excellent condo, excellent stay, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
We choose this condo based on the reviews and pictures on tripadvisor. It was a faboulous stay. Everything from booking and during the stay went very good. Ryan answered all our questions right away each time if it was before our during our stay. The condo is totally renovated and all you can wish for is there. Excellent view at the ocean and the whales that pass by every day! The condo is on a small resort area with only 2 story buildings, this condo on the lower floor. It makes everything a little quiter in compare to the big resorts where there are high story appartments and a lot of people. Parking is available and very handy. Also laundry and bbq are not far from the condo, only a few steps away. Shops and restaurants are on walking distance what makes it very handy during the stay. The condo is on a 10 minute drive from center Lahaina. We would for sure choose this condo and location again on our next stay in Lahaina! Thank you Ryan!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
5

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
This condo is an absolute delight. Four of us stayed there and had the most amazing, and relaxing time. It iis really nicely finished and the kitchen had absolutely everything you could want. It sits right on the ocean so most nights we made dinner and just sat out on the lanai listening to the ocean and looking at the stars. Despite being part of a complex we found it to be really quiet and peaceful. Ryan was supportive and attentive.
There isn't really a beach but the double reef makes it very protected for swimming and we saw a number of turtles. Snorkeling gear was provided and we went out snorkeling several times during our stay.
Totally recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
5

Excellent Value/Wonderful Views/Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in Maui Sands. Our unit...WHAT a VIEW! It's a perfect
location so you feel removed from all the action but close enough to
all the action that you can be in the thick of it in minutes. The
complex is older but this unit is updated and modern. Great
price/value. Mornings with coffee and evening wine on the lanai were
highlights of the trip. Ryan, the owner, is attentive and cares that
you enjoy your stay. He provides all the extras so really all you need
to do is grocery shop and then have fun! Slappy Cakes (breakfast),
taco shop steps from your door, Dukes within walking distance. So many
bonuses. It made us explore more than we normally would which was
GREAT!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
Kentucky
5

Great place, great accessories!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this place and would love to stay again. We stayed for two weeks! The location was great. Not too touristy. Great location right on the beach. Plus they had all of the beach accessories that we needed including beach chairs, towels, snorkels, and boogie boards and a surf board. The house was incredibly clean and up to date, just wish there was a second full bath. Awesome kitchen as well. Cant wait to get back. THanks Ryan!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
Denver, CO
5

Great Location, Great Condo

  • 5 of 5
Ryan does an excellent job in every detail of the condo. It is clean, modern and in an excellent location. My wife and two teenage kids loved the place. You could simply go out back and snorkel and see sea turtles as we did from day one.

The location is ideal. We could walk to stores and places to eat and it is not far from places like the Westin or Black Rock Beach.

We would rent this place again. In fact I have recommended it to my Brother for his trip next summer :-)
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Honokowai Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Humpback Whale Season
Jan 8 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$9,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
$6,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds that can be pushed together to create another king size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Sofa bed is a queen size mattress with a pillow top so you will not be feeling coils when you sleep!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • water skiing
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