|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
What a great condo on West Maui with sweeping views. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has everything you will need for your Maui vacation. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room area and both bedrooms have queen beds, to comfortably accommodate 6 guest. The remodeled baths are en-suite and spacious even with views. This unit is beautifully appointed with new furnishings, beds, flooring and kitchen supplies. You will likely spend most of your time on the roomy lanai with sweeping views of the beach and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Kahana is a great area just far enough from the busy and expensive resort areas of Kapalua and Kaanapali. The area of Kahana is situated where it receives a constant trade wind making a/c and heat not needed. The historic whaling town of Lahaina is just 4 miles away with great shopping, dining, fine art and entertainment. This is also the place where you can board a boat for whale watching, sunset cruises or ferry to the island of Lanai.
My husband and I settled into this wonderful codo for two weeks. Our two adult children joined us for a week each. There was plenty of room for everyone. Breakfast and dinner on the lanai became a tradition and the sounds of the ocean waves and the constant breezes lulled us to sleep each night. The condo was immaculate and the furnishings tasteful and comfortable. The kitchen was a dream and the washer/dryer made life easy. The nearby fish market paired with the grills available for our use made cooking a delight. The location is easy access to beaches, diving, snorkeling and surfing. A small brewpub (Kona beer) was nearby. Even though it was the Christmas season the condo offered a quiet and spacious retreat to return to after a busy day. A place to enjoy the sunsets and the great views Lanai and Molokai. This unit set a new standard for us with VRBO. We will definitely return!
This condo was absolutely beautiful! The views from the lanai are amazing, and my family enjoyed staying here tremendously! We would just sit on the porch and watch turtles and stunning sunsets. The rooms are tastefully decorated, and the in-condo washer and dryer are so helpful. We've been to Maui before and really enjoyed staying here. The tradewinds keep everything cool. Yes, the beach is not that great directly in front of the condo, but you can walk 100 yards for a wonderful beach. And looking at turtles from your deck would not be possible with a wide sand beach in front. We'd highly recommend it for families or couples looking to get away. We hope to return!
I have read the negative review from the traveller from Las Vegas and was shocked! We have just come back home to England from an amazing time in this condo. We were a group of 4 adults in this condo and we all loved it and would all highly recommend it. We saw no ants and we did not have a problem with the lack of curtains. The parking space was not a problem.
I agree that there is no beach there - well not when we were there - but it was not a problem. We had a car and we wanted to try all the beaches and could easily walk to the beach next door if we didn't want to drive out. The converse of not having a beach there is that the water comes up to the wall right underneath your balcony all the time and virtually every time we looked out we could watch the turtles feeding on the rocks. The condo itself is lovely, very comfortable, in excellent decorative order, very clean and stocked with everything you could possibly want. We liked it so much we hardly ate out - we were happy to just bbq (bbqs superb and kept in immaculate condition) and chill out as we watched the ocean and the sunset each evening. If you are reading this review then you are obv wondering whether to book this condo - do it! Don't look elsewhere, just book it!
First, BE ADVISED, the first picture in this VRBO listing shows a lovely beach in front of the property and THIS IS A COMPLETELY DISHONEST PICTURE. There may have been a lovely beach there years ago but now there is NO BEACH. There are steep bags of sand and wired rock that you aren't even allowed to walk on to get to the water. There is a DANGEROUS AND OLD ramp clearly marked with a "danger" sign that leads down to the small area of slippery ocean rock and coral covered with sea algae and moss. There is a beach a short walk to the south you can walk to by either the treacherous rocks in the ocean or walking through the lobby of the property next door.
Second, be warned that the parking space provided underground is tricky to get into even for the most experienced driver. We had a standard-sized car and I am a very experienced driver who lives in a large city and this was difficult EVERY time I had to park.
Third, the condo even though on the 4th floor, has ants. Even after purchasing bug spray at the store, ants would continue to appear from cracks in the caulking in the bathroom. Also be warned to keep indoor lights dim or off at night, there are MANY flying insects that will get into the condo at night and land on everything....even your beds.
Fourth, I really hope the owners or managers are reading this one, this condo needs CURTAINS! There is no sleeping in on vacation in this condo since all that is provided for the lanai doors is a flimsy wicker covering that DOES NOTHING TO BLOCK LIGHT. There aren't even curtains or coverings for one of the windows in the 2nd bedroom. Daylight pours in the minute the sun rises VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING.
Last criticism, he property pool is extremely overloaded with chlorine! You can smell the harsh chemical just walking near the pool. When you get into the pool, it literally smells like you are swimming in bleach. I would have loved to call a health and safety inspector to test the chemical levels in this pool. I understand the need for chemicals but this was clearly not measured for accuracy.
Now for some good things, location-wise the condo is good. Just south of amazing Napili and Kapalua, just north of Kaanapali and Lahaina. The condo was clean when we checked in and fully stocked with everything you need in the kitchen. The rate was good for the season (low season in May). GREAT ocean views from the large lanais.
All in all, good if you are trying to save some $$ on lodging in Maui.
We stayed here for Spring Break (2 kids) and had a great time. The management company did a great job of keeping the grills, pool, grounds, and underground garage clean. The condo itself was also clean in general. The owner was easy to contact by email and phone. We would stay here again either in this unit or another end unit.
The surf could be heard at night from both bedrooms with the lanai doors open even a crack. The back bedroom is near the 2-lane road but it does not have much traffic, especially at night and you hear the surf more than anything. We enjoyed the beautiful views from the front lanai including sunsets, a rainbow, and whales.
The pool is small but we did not use it much as we preferred to go to nearby beaches. There are great beaches within a 10 minute drive including Kapalua. There is also a couple small shopping areas nearby if you need something from the grocery store, gas, or snorkel rentals and a couple restaurants in walking distance.
There were plenty of towels including 4 beach towels. The front load stacking washer is bigger than at most condo rentals. The kitchen was well-stocked. The decor is tasteful and in good condition.
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Dec 20 2014 - Apr 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$ 500.00 refundable deposit required to hold space with payment due 30 days prior. Access and important information is provided upon final payment.
We accept personal checks only at this time! All funds to be in US Funds.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.