My husband & I have visited Maui many times previously (this was our eighth trip) and have stayed at this property at least 5 times. We've found that we prefer this oceanfront (somewhat hidden gem) over other better known locations. You can't beat the central location, nor the beautiful views. We particularly love the sunrises over Haleakala (Maui's Volcano) and the fact that this property faces the sun in the morning and the lanai is shaded in the afternoons. We have enjoyed many beautiful sunrises here and we love relaxing with our wine, cheese and crackers on the lanai in the afternoons with the trade winds gently blowing.
This is the first time we had the pleasure of staying in this particular unit. I don't normally review the properties that we stay at, but this condo is so exceptional and well stocked that I felt compelled to share our experience. This is not a typical rental; it is furnished beautifully and is very comfortable. You can tell that Nikta, the owner, cares about the comfort of her guests and has done a wonderful job of making sure that any need a guest might have is met We were greeted with fresh flowers and a welcome basket - totally unexpected, but very much appreciated!!
As can happen in any home, during our 10 day stay the CD player furnished went on the blink. I called Nikta, who is close by on the island, to let her know. We coordinated schedules and she stopped by with our blessing to check it out, which was very nice as we were able to meet her. She replaced the CD player, awesome as we were celebrating my husband's birthday and our anniversary and had brought our favorite music with us. Again much appreciated......
If your stay in Maui coincides with the whale watching season, this is a superb location. The bay that this condo sits on is well known for its whale activity. The new mothers quite frequently stay in this harbor bay with their young and this trip we were blessed to catch quite a few sightings, including a mother teaching her baby to slap its fin and tale!
There are many places to eat within walking distance, another reason this location is perfect. Not to mention the nearby beach. Maalaea harbor has all the activities you could want. Start to finish, this vacation was everything we wanted and met our every expectation. We're looking forward to staying here again. This location/vacation home has our highest recommendation!!
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Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and most importantly, are very pleased that your return to Maalaea Village was enjoyable! We could not agree more with your comments of the scenic beauty, unique surroundings and central location benefits of our condo. we are glad that you and your husband were comfortable in our unit and appreciated all the love we have put in to the unit! We look forward to hosting you again as it will be our pleasure to have you stay with us.
Mahalo Nui Loa .... A Hui Hou! Nikta
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