This place is a GEM!
My wife and I arrived here around 8:30 PM on the date we flew in to Maui; we were disappointed that we wouldn't be able to see the sunset or walk around our first day in, but the next morning we awoke to an unbelievable sunset! You couldn't miss it if you tried from the bedroom; floor to ceiling glass windows on 2 of the 4 walls - stunning view. The pictures on this site do not do this unit justice; huge walk in shower with dual showerheads, new carpet is spectacular, furnishings are nice and well maintained. There is no A/C in this unit which worried me slightly but with fans and windows, you are more than comfortable any time of day (my wife has asthma and did just fine). The ocean breeze keeps you cool. The grounds upon which this unit is located are immaculately maintained; it's quiet, peaceful, and well manicured. Pools are spotlessly clean as well as the grills located poolside. You are steps away from the beach in this unit, as well as steps away from the Kapalua coastal trail, which if you walk from end to end will provide some excellent pictures (and exercise!). The beach below is relatively calm and good for swimming/snorkeling.
Nearby restaurants are excellent (try the Gazebo for breakfast) but stay away from Pineapple Grill - bad experience there. The Ritz is just down the road, also within walking distance. Overall, Kapalua is a very upscale part of Maui, probably second to only Wailea. Short drive from here to Ka'anapali and Lahaina (try Hula Grill and Feast of Lele Luau!).
The only cons of this unit would probably be the fridge (a bit old, but works just fine) and the beach directly below the unit can be a little windy sometimes (sandblasting your legs/body doesn't feel good!).
Again, the pictures do not do this unit justice. Everything was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the housekeeper brought us extra TP within a few hours of our request. The owners are accomodating, responsive and helpful. There is everything you need - hair dryer, coffeemaker and grinder, all sorts of things for the beach, board games (although don't know why you'd need them here!!), wi-fi in the unit (actually writing this review while my wife gets ready for the night, and was able to stay connected to work even though I didn't want to). New washer/dryer and dishwasher.
We are leaving in a couple days to get back to reality, but you won't be disappointed if you book this unit. When we come back to Maui, we would love to stay here again!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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