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Oceanfront at Kuleana - Ground Floor Condo Steps from Ocean - 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Kuleana Resort, the most beautiful property location in the world . Two ground floor side-by-side condominiums. Rent 1one or rent both to take advantage of the adjoining passage door . See Listing 77031 and 77036 for adjoining condo.

This is one of the best location on Maui. From your private lanai, enjoy an ever-changing ocean show of beautiful sunsets, sunrises and rainbows over the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Enjoy seasonal whale watching and daily sea turtles swim and feed at the water edge. The condo's snorkel ladder is yards from your lanai providing swimming, surfing and beach play steps away.

If a pool is more inviting, step out the front door to the large pool that is heat controlled to maintain an enjoyable swim no matter the weather. If you need a break from the water, walk the beautiful grounds of the Kuleana Resort or take advantage of the on-site tennis and shuffleboard courts. An Activity Center in the lobby is available to help book your sightseeing trip or luau. Kuleana Resort grounds are often used for Weddings and Memorial Services.

The living room, dining area and bedroom have been furnished with beautiful designer quality furniture. The kitchen includes granite counters, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, oven and microwave. Ceiling fans are provided in both the living room and bedroom. A remote controlled air conditioner is available in the bedroom. The bathroom shower is granite stone with a glass door entry. The bedroom offers a California King bed.

Hawaii Tax ID Number W30404478 - 01

Keywords: Kuleana, Kuleana 408, Kuleana Resort, Kuleana 407, Oceanfront, Kuleana

More Details

Jim and Kathy Dow
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Jim and Kathy Dow

Charley, Jim, Kathy and Alex Dow

Jim and Kathy Dow purchased this condo in 1985

Why Jim and Kathy Dow chose Maui

We have been vacationing in West Maui since 1976 and absolutely love it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a glorious vacation! We have visited Maui a number of times and this is by far our favorite spot. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place with us. From the first day here we have been planning when we can bring our husbands. The ocean view is like no other. We adore the warm quiet pool and everything is within a few short steps. This is a gorgeous hidden treasure.

Brilynn (daughter) and Marilyn (mother)
Oct 2006
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • California King size bed (1), Sleep Queen Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smart TV with DVD/VCR/CD Player, Internet and WI-FI Access, 2 on-site Laundry facilities, Car wash area available, Beautiful grounds are often used for Weddings and Memorial Services, On-site Activity Center in Lobby, California King Bed, Ceiling fans in bedroom and living room, Air Conditioner in Bedroom


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront at Kuleana - Ground Floor Condo Steps from Ocean - 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 4.886598 based on 116 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing! Perfect, quiet location with water, beach and grass right in front. We loved watching the whales from the lanai. Everything was clean and exactly as explained. Would love to go there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Low-key and Secluded- away from the tourists/busy typical resorts =s Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

Kuleana Resort 5/23-28/17 First trip to Maui and a fantastic choice we made! Such a fabulous place to stay! Wonderful sunset views! We'd love to come back with our kids and rent both units!

Starting with the few negatives as there are so many positives!


-Refrigerator door needs to be fixed (afraid opening will break it)

-Living room/kitchen shades could be darker OR windows should be tinted- can see thru at nite. (if you want privacy while lights are just dimmed)

-Lights didn't help roaches stay away, but we know that is everywhere. (not sure if traps or spray would help)


-Access instructions helpful and information provided to get to room was perfect!

-All items needed are provided from what is listed online in addition to a first aid kit, playing cards, Maui books with all the info needed to know, and more!

-408 is right in front of the ladder leading to many turtles, as well as rocks; so be very careful! There is a shower rinse off out front too. The ocean in front with waves is for those that SUP-Surf, not great for surfing or SUP. Can snorkel, but the best spot we found was a 10 or less minute drive north to. Market & food nearby, a bit south- 3 minute drive.

-the Namalu Beach/cliff house on Bay Dr -free parking at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort. A small walk thru the trail from parking lot.

-Great spot nearby we found for swimming & SUP is Kahana Beach resort- parking lot and is a 2 minute drive, 10 minute walk.

-Napili Bay is okay too, which is between Kahana & Namau. Markets, postal, coffee & food around the corner.

-If you're a shopper, Lahaina Harbor is your spot- tons of places to shop all down Front St, food too and you can visit the museum & Banyan tree.

-Slaughterhouse Beach & Two tide pools, north of Napili. (need hiking shoes for tide pools & books provided have all the info)

-If you will be cooking, l recommend making your first stop at Costco. Maui Tacos in Napili was good, however Aloha Mixed Plate- next to the Old Lahaina Luau was the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments for items that need to addressed. Will have handyman check refrigerator door. We have a new window covering ordered. As far as window tint, this is not possible due to association is responsible for windows. Our pest control is quarterly and managed by the association. The month of May is the first time we have had reports of cockroaches which we took immediate action to get resolved. I contacted the site manager and requested a heavy spray be done in our condo and building. The pest control did quarterly spray the first week of June which included a heavy spray in our condos and in the 400 building. In addition, pest control is scheduled for an additional spray mid-June. We will make sure that this is resolved.
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OMG - what a beautiful place to wake up and smell the ocean!

  • 4 of 5

First, Jim & Kathy Dow, who were staying in their other condo next door while we were there, are very hospitable, conscientious and caring VRBO owners. They have attended to every detail and continue to invest in this property to make a stay here as pleasurable as possible. They greeted us immediately when we arrived and even joined us for drinks on the lanai one evening. Very nice people.

Second, the condo was neat as pin, and had everything we might have needed / wanted . We really appreciated the guide books and the Road to Hana CD which we borrowed for our adventure... Super Cool... you gotta do it!!

And last but definitely not least, the views and sunsets from the lanai are amazing!!! Great place to just relax or to use as a home base for your Maui adventures.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First trip to Hawaii - Success!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was my family's little oasis on Maui. We truly enjoyed our stay. It was plenty of space for me, my husband, my 6-year old son and my mom. We really like the view we had and the accessibility to the ocean (just a few feet away). Right in front of the unit there is a perfect spot to snorkel with many sea turtles. During our one-week stay, we visited many places, but oh it felt so good to come back "home" at the end of the day, rest and relax. I wish we would stay here longer to have a few "lazy" days there. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property positively screams, "Location, location, location"!

  • 5 of 5

This Kuleana condo is definitely oceanfront. You can sit on the lanai and view whales spy hopping and breaching (even visible without binoculars!) and then walk a few steps to see the Honu in the cove - and walk a few steps more to see them napping on the beach. The grounds are lush, beautiful and immaculately maintained - the barbecues are cleaned more than once each day! Kathy was very responsive to the request that we made. The property is conveniently close to a nice market in Napili and, of course, to nice restaurants in Lahaina and in Kapalua. Lovely! Thanks, Kathy.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

After our fourth visit to the fantastic unit, we thought we might want to take a break. Think again!!! It just can't be beat, no reason to go anywhere else, on Maui or anywhere in HI. The beach steps away from the patio, beautiful views (one of only a couple of units that has a side window), and some of the nicest and friendliest fellow visitors to enjoy a chat with. Location can't be beat either.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Kahului (45 minutes) West Maui Kapula (5 min)
Car: recommended

The Kuleana Resort is in the lovely town of Honokawai which is located 5 miles north of the old whaler village of Lahaina. The resort is between the Kaanapali beach and golf course area and the Kapalua golf course area. It is directly west of the West Kapalua Airport.


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4 Night Gap Fill @ $155/night
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
2018 Peak Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
2019 Peak Rate
Dec 21 2018 - Apr 14 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rate Information:
* Visa, Discovery and MasterCard Accepted
* Discount available if connecting listings 77031 and 77036 rented together
* Return Guest discounts offered of $15/night
* Parking is always complimentary

* Please Inquire About Rates for Stays Longer Than 21 Days!

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Inquire about discounted rates when renting the adjoining condos VRBO Listing 77031 and 77036

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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