Submitted: November 6, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
6 of us stayed here - absolutely loved it - great location! great unit! Super clean - everything you would need: mask/snorkel sets, beach umbrella, books to read. Our hosts had also provided a large selection of local information magazines and even a CD guide for the Road to Hana. Our hosts were very helpful & easy to work with .... we wish we had had a chance to meet face to face.
It was perfect for 6 people as each two people had their own bathroom. The well laid out floor plan is such that each bedroom has privacy. The master bedroom has windows on 2 sides, thus a great ocean view, and with windows open and sliding glass door open, no need for a/c while we were there. The other 2 bedrooms have sliding glass doors but they open to the walkway...not really a concern as no one is walking by since this is an end unit.
Kihei Cafe for breakfast, a short drive away; Peggy Sue's '50s Diner complete with tableside juke boxes close by and on our last night, Stella Blues for dinner across the street from Peggy Sue's about a mi. There are several franchised restaurants within a 5-7 min. drive (Outback, Ruby Tuesdays...) but we preferred to avoid franchises and try more "local" lunch and dinner spots.
The local "tented market" is just down the road as were several sandy beaches, in either direction. Would definitely recommend this owner/unit to anyone going to Maui - excellent location not too far from anywhere including the airport which is about 10 or 15 min. drive. The predicted tsunami (Oct 27), fortunately did not materialize but we evacuated and residents in the complex were kind and helpful about what to do and where to go.
One of the highlights of our stay was spotting a sea turtle making its way to the beach-very tiny beach in a residential area (south of Makena Bch) that you would not know was there....I can't give more explicit directions, as the place might be overrun with visitors & that would spoil it. Attractions: I like nature- thus the drive up to the summit (Haleakala National Park) was awesome as was the view from the 2nd lookout point (Leleiwi Overlook -go a short distance on a path to the shelter) on the way up. The drive up the west coast of Maui to Nakaleue Pt. and a bit beyond is marvelous- not to be missed. Nor Iao Valley. Baldwin House & the Wo Hing museum have some history on the Lahaina area - the latter has Thomas Edison b&w films re sugar cane industry. BTW no visitor book seems to have all things so read them all.
Owner's Response: Hi Glennis,
Thank you so much for the great review you sent. I am a bit tardy in thanking you, it seems that the schedule has been so full since we returned from Maui that I have been unable to care for what needs caring for. We have about finished the yard work in preparation for winter now so that is good. I am glad that you had a good stay in Hawaii and were able to enjoy having your family together. Perhaps we will meet some day while we are in Florida this winter. We have a small place in Sebring and plan to be there after the holidays until early April. Thank you again for the great review.
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