Good value condo with a view
Submitted: March 9, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
To be honest, we were quite concerned before our arrival after reading the newly posted reviews for this condo. We reached out to Susie and she assured us that the issues identified by previous tenants were all addressed or in the process of being addressed. When we arrived we were happy to confirm that this is indeed the case. There was a new table with the chairs, a set of new pots/pans, the window curtains were replaced, as well as the comforters, and the carpet was freshly cleaned. The refrigerator was due to be replaced after our departure - the old one was not that old as refrigerators go, I think made in 2001, and was working just fine, only with the cosmetic problems on the exterior, but in great shape inside. So the condo was clean and functional, even if showing some signs of age. As beachfront condos with a view go on Maui, this one was clearly a good value, and met our expectations.
The location is very good, with beaches just to the North and South. We went out paddle boarding every morning, one day we got to spend 20 min with a whale mother with a calf just a few hundred yards off shore! The condo is facing NW - you can see gorgeous sunsets, but only from the lanai. The unit is closest to the street, and at night you do hear some street noise - there is not much traffic at night, but you do hear the cars passing by. It helps when the windows are closed - for some reason much of the noise in the master bedroom comes in from the bathroom window, so closing that window, and the bathroom/bedroom doors cut the noise a lot. We stayed there in the winter, so sleeping with windows closed was not an issue, but in the summer that could be a problem, I don't think the unit has A/C. The windows themselves were in good shape opening/closing and sealing. In many Maui condos/hotels the windows don't seal well and can be howling/whistling in the wind - we had no such issues, even when the winds were 20-30 mph a couple of nights (you still hear the wind outside, but at least it's not made worse by the windows).
So I would give this condo 5 stars because of the overall value it provides, and because of the attention that the manager is giving it. If you stay there, and anything is not right for you, work with Susie and she will take care of it.
Families with Young Children
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