When you first open the door to your fourth floor unit, you are facing a wall of windows in your studio showcasing the panorama of the endless waves. To the left as you enter is a lovely bathroom with a floating glass sink on a granite counter. The other highlight of your bathroom is the walk-in river rock shower with a palm tree etched on the glass shield. Outside the door there is ample storage for your suitcases and belongings.
The granite island services the well-supplied and beautiful kitchen that includes a micro-convection oven and all the modern conveniences plus a washer and dryer.
The studio is spacious and fully equipped with a 42 inch plasma TV, a gorgeous burl wood desk and chair from Bali, and a brand new and exceptionally comfortable couch. The king Murphy bed provides the comfort of a regular bed while offering the living space normally found only in one bedroom units.
This property is extremely close to the water (about 40 feet!) and you can literally sit in the 4th floor unit or lie on your bed, out of sight of anyone on the ground, with the door and curtains fully open, enjoying the crashing waves on the beach, right below your unit. During humpback whale season you can sit on your large lanai and feast on the natural show right in front of you.
At the end of a quiet road, the Mahana offers serenity not found in the frenetic hotels at the other end of Ka'anapali Beach and yet it is still convenient to extraordinary dining, shopping, and activities.
Our stay at the Aston Mahana in Kanapali was absolutely wonderful. The grounds immaculate. Many amenities offered by the resort. Pool area, with nice restrooms, hot tub, barbeques under cover. The other barbecue area is in a different location outdoors. Lounge chairs, and tables and chairs are all around the pool. Lounge chairs are also all along the beachfront. Smoking and non-smoking areas provided. Lovely grounds where people are working most of the daytime making it very attractive for us, the travelers. They would even polish the brass torches every morning and burn them again at night. The grounds have very pretty plants and colorful bushes. We stayed two weeks, making the reservations through VRBO/HOME AWAY. The owner of the unit that I worked with, after making the reservations was Sue. She was just lovely to work with handling the down payment and final balance and answering a few questions. Our room was furnished with everything imaginable for anything you might wish to do. Low beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, two sizes coolers, actual beach towels, nice thick ones. Extra bedding, pillow, blankets, everything in kitchen, like home. Nice shower. Cool bathroom sink. All rooms are beachfront and except for ground floor, which have patios, have lanais. Sitting on the lanai just feet from the beach, watching the whales and spectacular nightly sunsets was totally awesome. Sometimes the whales are so close it is a breathtaking experience. There are even binoculars for your viewing pleasure. Our room #412 had a "King Size Murphy bed" that can fold in to the wall during the day, allowing you much more added room, should you desire. You can see many pictures of this wonderfully decorated condo on the VRBO site. It is a studio with a lot of room available. We will be back there in the future once or twice again. The condo is priced so well, that you will be totally thrilled that it is a great unit and surprised with all the amenities that it offers. There are many other things supplied, but too many to mention in a review. Hope you will enjoy your stay and this beautiful room and resort as much as we did. It was fabulous. Cinde and Scott W
Beautiful place, nicely decorated, comfortable bed, all the amenities you would need are available at Mahana 412. Our second time to stay in this unit -once in the summer and another in the winter during whale season. From the lanai (balcony), you will witness whales playing in the ocean. While we were there in late January 2017, we saw a baby whale slapping its tail and several juvenile whales breaching so close that if you timed it right- you would have an amazing picture. I would suggest bringing a good set of binoculars, a camera, and possibly a tripod if you can fit it in. (My husband told me to write a different kind of review, so that we can keep this place all to ourselves :-)!)
We loved the studio in Kaanapali! The view from the minute you walk in was breathtaking. The unit was well equipped with a lot of amenities. Spent most of our time on the lanai watching the beautiful sunsets and lots of rainbows.We would definitely return!
We enjoyed the condo. We have stayed at this building many times and this was the best condo that we have rented and we have always paid for upgraded places. The furniture is very nice and the condo is tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. It was nice to have the Murphy bed and very easy to put it up and down.
Lovely clean well stocked Sudio. Perfect for 2 not 4. Lanai beautiful, both of us were sick the week we stayed at theStudio. Enjoyed the Sunset from Bed.
Sue's unit 412 was a pleasant surprise. It was more beautiful than where we were staying at earlier in the year. It's a true gem. The ambiance was just indescribable. We certainly felt blessed. The views were simply stunning. The night stars over the ocean made it seem like God was singing over you! Romantic beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you Sue!
The Mahana is direct oceanfront, offering breathtaking views up and down uncrowded North Ka'anapali Beach in West Maui and across the gorgeous Pacific to the islands of Lanai and Molokai. The weather systems over the two islands create amazing sunsets you can enjoy from your lanai each evening. You will revel in the quiet luxury of the Mahana and yet still appreciate its proximity to restaurants, shops, and activities. You are just two miles from Whalers Village and four miles from Lahaina where you can shop, enjoy meals at first-class restaurants, or just go out for a night on the town.
For those who love to walk along the beach, the Mahana is perfect. You have the choice of walking about two miles to the Sheraton at Black Rock either along the beach or on the boardwalk. You can then continue your walk to Whaler's Village and then on to the Hyatt at the far end of the boardwalk. Along the way, you will pass wonderful oceanfront restaurants including world-famous Duke's and also Castaway's. Walking from the Mahana in the other direction, north, you have two oceanfront cafes within five minutes, one at the Ka'anapali Beach Club and also at Ka'anapali Shores.
There is great snorkeling right in front of the resort, plus an oceanfront pool, hot tub, shuffleboard court, and bbq grills that are cleaned daily.
The Mahana has four championship golf courses nearby and easy access to the Challenge at Manele on the island of Lanai from the Lahaina Pier via the Expeditions ferry.
Your Mahana unit blends seclusion with the convenience of being right across the street from the best grocery store in the area, Times Market, a snorkel shop, delicatessen, Mexican Restaurant, real estate office, coffee shop, "make-your-own-pancakes" restaurant, therapeutic massage, fish market, sub shop, Italian restaurant, fishing and tackle shop, and many more.