Honokowai condo rental - Experience Hawaii as it used to be everywhere - clean, quiet, pristine.
Experience Hawaii as it used to be everywhere - clean, quiet, pristine.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

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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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

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.

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.

16 Reviews of Property 392829 in Honokowai, Hawaii

10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
business
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
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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!
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
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
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
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!
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
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
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
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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 :-)
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
Bridgeport, CA, USA
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband, teenage daughter, boyfriend and myse just returned from spending 8 glorious days at this unit. From booking the reservation to checking out, Ryan (the owner) was extremely prompt in returning emails, answering questions and making sure we were informed about everything we needed to know about our stay. Upon stepping into the unit on the first afternoon we arrived we were thrilled to see that the photos on the website are exactly what the unit looks like. The view is direct oceanfront, literally 10 feet to the seawall and the ocean beyond. Also, being in a ground unit is very convenient. The condo itself is updated and has a very nice kitchen, bathroom and half bathroom, nice tile floors and great outdoor furniture on the lanai. The only drawback would be the size of the bedrooms (they are small) but since all we did was sleep in them, they were adequate. The bedrooms are at the back of the house, away from the ocean, but we could distinctly hear the waves crashing all night long; very relaxing way to fall asleep. The little extras like boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrella, towels, cooler, etc. all helped to make beach days quite easy and affordable. The purified water system allowed us to refill our water containers each day and save a lot of money by not having to purchase bottled water. We spent most nights at the condo cooking dinner and watching the sunset. We also watched movies on Ryan's awesome T.V. and listened to music frequently on our Ipods on the awesome sound system. The condo is tasteful, updated and confortable - perfect for four people. With the 1/2 bathroom, even though we had to share the shower there were two areas to get ready in which made it doable. The location of this condo, in my opinion, was perfect. We could go one direction and be in Napiili or the other and be in Kaanapali or Lahaina, all within 10-15 minutes. The grocery store, Farmer's Market, and other shops nearby were within walking distance. My husband and I spent many mornings walking the beach walk located only a couple blocks from the condo. Maui Sands IS an older complex and the pool, pool furniture and laundry facilities are quite outdated but the mature grounds and beautiful landscaping are awesome. Plus, having an older complex meant we were that much closer to the ocean! Overall, this condo was exactly as described and in a perfect location. We'd love to rent it again in the future and I highly recommend this gem in Maui.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
The location is ideal, the view couldn't be better, the condo is terrific. Everything you need is provided. Clean, comfortable, complete. A real bargain at the price. Thanks!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p392829vb
Honokowai Maui
Sierra Madre, CA
5

Fantastic Stay at Maui Sands

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We were so pleased in every way! The condo was so well stocked with all we might need. Loved the terrific snorkels and masks, the great stash of spices (dried and fresh), towels, soaps, cutlery, any and all cooking utensils, the "Best Of" guides. And your remodel/updating was really nice. So comfortable. We can't thank you enough for opening up your vacation home for us to enjoy. So much so that it's possibly planted the seed of us looking for a place in Maui Sands of our own! Merely a wish at this point.

The boys are ready to make it an annual trek. Our nine year old has even offered to save his allowance ($3 a week) to help make it happen. It's the thought that counts.

MAHALO many times over!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, 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
Redmond, Washington
5

Little slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This property is awesome and it exceeded our expectations!

I’m a travel agent (have been for 10+ years) and consider myself very picky. I looked at tons of condos to rent before I decided on this one.
Not only did the condo look exactly like the pictures ,they have thought of every detail. Every detail!
Ryan was a joy to work with and emailed me right back with any questions I had.
Rarely do I ever stay at the same place (because I like to mix it up and stay where I have not stayed before) .
But I will for sure be booking this property again, and again (anytime I travel to Maui).

I would highly recommend this condo to any of my client’s, friends, and family.

Thank you Ryan for the use of your lovely condo we had an amazing time and the location could not be more perfect.
I’m already missing it – wish I could be back there now!
Shaunna from Redmond, WA
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
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Honokowai Maui
Irvine
4

Maui Sands 4B

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Aloha, I have stayed at this condo from 8/18/12 for 5 nights with my parents and sister. I had a wonderful stay and wants to share my review with other travelers.
After arriving at the property, I initially thought this was a nice little two story condo complex, but nothing too luxurious. However, after entering our condo I was amazed by the amenities inside. The first thing I noticed was the state of the art entertainment system. The 55 inch LG 3d TV and the five speaker Sony surround system with IPod dock capability were superb. The detailed instructions in the guide book made everything very easy to use. Next, the kitchen appliances were all very modern and up to date. It was just a very nice kitchen overall. Finally we get to the patio and the spectacular views of the ocean. The sunsets from the condo were quite picturesque. The ocean in front of the condo was a little nice spot for snorkeling and you were able to see many different kinds of fish. The property owner was nice enough to provide 4 snorkeling masks as well. In closing, I felt he has thought of everything to provide my family and I a very comfortable stay in this condo. I would highly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a place to stay on the west side of Maui. I know this will be the only place I ever stay at whenever I return to Maui!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway