WOW! Where to start. Mahalo to Jim and Victoria for the use of their Condo for a 2 week vacation in Maui. Booking was simple and the communication with Jim was excellent, he answered any questions I had immediately. The Condo was situated in the perfect location for exploring the whole Island. 15 mins to Kahului, 10 mins to Kihei, 25 mins to Lahaina and beyond. Absolutely perfect. Totally safe and no problems with parking thanks to a reserved spot with the condo. It took us 36 hours, traveling from our Scottish home to get to the condo, so because of the jet lag we managed to get the sunrise every morning over Haleakala while enjoying breakfast on the porch listening to the Pacific and watching the turtles! Yes it sounds unreal, but I kid you not, we did this EVERY morning. This condo has everything required for a vacation and has a really comfortable bed. Small things like a safe, washing machine/dryer, beach chairs, snorkelling gear etc were a god-send. The condo was spotlessly clean and easy to maintain during your stay. The residents and maintenance guy (Hi Ben!) are all very friendly to visitors.
As for the area, Maalaea is a nice quiet town with a great bar that serves the islands only smoked BBQ (Beach Bums). The harbour (correct spelling...LOL) is great for boat trips. We took the Pride of Maui dinner sunset cruise which was excellent. Try and do all you can, like the Road to Hana and go fully clockwise, the road after Hana isn't too bad and brings you out at scenery like the Serengeti! Do Haleakala at sunset if sunrise isn't your thing and stay to watch the Milky Way above you in TOTAL darkness. Old Lahaina Luau is also fantastic. These are just a couple of things to do, we were there 13 days and did something different every day. Now we'll have to arrange to come back and do another load of different things. This is definitely our favourite (correct spelling LOL) US vacation destination. Once again, Mahalo Jim and Victoria.