Experience the best that Maui has to offer at our vacation rental on Maui's westside near the historic town of Lahaina. The comfortably elegant one-bedroom condominium is located in vibrant Honokowai - halfway between Ka'anapali and Kapalua - with a daily farmers market, shops, and restaurants just a short walk away. The Maui Sands is the essence of Old Hawai'i - lush tropical gardens, cool trade winds, and the murmuring ocean to lull you to sleep.
''Hale O Ke Kailanamalie'' - our home near the gentle sea - is a cool corner unit with tranquil garden views, and just steps from the beach. Enjoy an early morning walk on the sand, swim in the large pool or at the gentle beach, take in the beautiful sunsets from the deck. You will not need a car - shops, restaurants, and markets are all within easy walking distance. The kitchen is fully equipped, and you can dine on the large lanai and smell the tropical flowers.
Since the condominium does not face the west, you will not be baked by the tropical sun in the afternoon!
The condominium has just been remodeled and features new and vintage tropical furniture and art, plus a nice selection of Hawaiian music, DVDs, and books. We have secure, dedicated wifi and an assigned parking space for one car. You will not find a better place to experience Hawaii.
We live in Southern Oregon's beautiful Applegate Valley, where Annie designs hand knitting and crochet patterns under the name Oat Couture. Mark is a professional musician and freelance writer.
We have been deeply involved in Hawaiian music and culture. Mark directed Hawaiian music and cultural camps on Molokai for many years, as well as writing books about Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele.
We spend as much time in Hawaii as we can every year; there is something magical about the play of the light, the sound of the gentle waves and the sweet smell of tropical flowers on an evening breeze–nahenahe!
We fell in love with Maui Sands the first time we saw it; the beautiful landscaping, the low rise Island architecture and laid back style just felt like Old Hawaii. It is such a joy to be able to share this very special place with our friends and guests.
Kaanapali-Honokowaii has so much going for it: within just a short drive you can be in old town Lahaina or cruising the upscale shops at Kapalua. The beaches up north–Flemmings & Honolua– are among the best in the world. Then there's the ono grinds: The Okazuya, Mama's Ribs, fresh fish from the market right across the street! Life is just great in West Maui!
We love our time there; walking up the street to buy fresh papayas from the Farmer's Market, grabbing a book and heading down to the beach; snorkeling at the nature preserve at Honolua Bay, walking down the boardwalk to Black Rock, watching the sunset, talking story and sharing pupu with people from all over the world.
The Maui Sands is so convenient: we can walk -- or drive -- a few blocks to the full-service shopping center, or just grab takeout from the popular Okazuya across the street. We always take the short drive to Lahaina to look at the old waterfront, people watch on Front Street or eat at one of the fine restaurants.
During the winter months, we watch whales right from the ocean front deck. In summer we enjoy the shade of the lush tropical gardens. It is always paradise at the Maui Sands.