Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Maui Oceanfront Studio Condominium - End Unit

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

0 Bedrooms; 1 Bathroom; Sleeps 2 - 3

Our Kahana Reef unit is a third-floor, studio condominium in a low-rise building with 556 square feet including the lanai. You are within 35 feet of the ocean breakwater overlooking Molokai and Lanai islands. This is an end unit with full privacy and side windows for more light and airflow. The view from the lanai is stunning. You will see beautiful sunsets at all times of the year in a romantic, quiet environment. There is a beach next door and Napili Beach is a 5 minute drive away. Kapalua and Ka'anapalii Beaches are also close.

There is a queen-size, wall bed in the living room looking out at the water and a single bed, dresser, and mirror in a half size room on the street side. The closet is in the hall going to the bathroom.

This unit has a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and blender.

Our unit is like a comfortable ohana - not a modern hotel room. Very clean and professionally managed but older.

This unit is close to Maui Brews, Kahana Grill and China Boat as well as other restaurants nearby.

Kahana Reef has three buildings in a staggered configuration. Building A has the pool between it and the water and has some partial view blockage from Building B. Building B is closer to the water but some views are blocked by Building C. Our unit is in Building C which is closest to the water with full views.

There is a seawall at the Kahana Reef with grass and lounge chairs looking out over the ocean. The beach starts at the north end of the complex and is accessed by cement stairs at the Building C end of the property. Kahana Beach and S Turns park is a 15 minute walk to the south of the complex.

More Details

Caroline Marshall
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Caroline Marshall

My husband and I purchased this property in 1999 since we were traveling to Hawaii several times a year to vacation. We love this spot and the privacy that it provides us as well as the pleasure of watching the ocean unfold in front of us each day we are here.

Caroline Marshall purchased this condo in 1999

Why Caroline Marshall chose Lahaina

We like that this complex is entirely oceanfront. All units have full ocean views.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is an end unit in the third building which is closest to the ocean. There is no view of another building or the pool. There is no pool noise and you are about 35 feet from the water. You see water, lawn, trees, whales and turtles. All other buildings in the complex have another building in their view. The side windows allow air flow without leaving the front door open as other units do.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We just got back from our trip to Maui. This condo was very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. The view was magnificient. We saw whales from the lanai. We can not say enough about this wonderful unit.

Owner comments: These comments were submitted by a guest to the guestbook, but somehow didn't get posted so I'm manually putting them in. Thanks.
Apr 2007
  • 1 of 1


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Time is from 10PM to 8AM
  • No towels or clothing hung from the lanai railing.
  • Radios, TV, steros, and musical instruments must be played at a volume so as not to offend other residents.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 0 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen Murphy Bed
  • Single bed is in the dressing room on the street side of the unit. Queen Murphy bed is in the living room area with full window view of the ocean.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Coin Laundry Facilities on site. There is room for one child in the unit. 26' flat screen t.v. Free Wi Fi in unit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Maui Oceanfront Studio Condominium - End Unit
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Kahana Reef Location, grounds were really good, view from our lanai was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

Would love to go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that our visitors enjoyed their stay and the view. It is truly amazing and you can't get much closer to the water.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Murphy bed was very comfortable with an outstanding view without even getting out of bed! I watched whales every a.m. with my binoculars and tea. Little beach next door convenient to take a quick dip. Parking not a problem. Wish there was a washer and dryer and a little better lighting to read in bed.A nice quiet place to come back to after exploring the island all day.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the view from the bed. We believe that this makes our unit unique as most of the units in this complex have the beds on the road side and are subject to road noise. We much prefer the view and sound of the ocean. I hope you enjoyed your whole trip and come back soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Iowa City, IA


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely LOVED everything about our stay at Caroline's property. Caroline was fantastic to work with and made everything so easy. The home is kept extremely clean and comfortable. The location could not have been better! We got our days started each morning out on the patio...sipping coffee, checking email, watching the whales and sea turtles in the distance. Each night we wound down with a glass of wine watching the sunset. I would 100% recommend staying at Caroline's property - the best experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad that my guests had a good stay and enjoyed my property. I think the view and the lanai are the two main reasons why the unit is very nice and it sounds like they made good use of both. I hope they will consider staying again on their next visit to Hawaii.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet, peaceful piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at this beautiful studio condo. You can't beat the view from the lanai just feet from the break wall and steps to the beach. Whales every day frolicking right in front. Turtles weren't as abundant as our other stays but the tides were high and bigger waves so we were treated with surfers, wind sails and kite sails. We love that we can go out exploring and come back to this quiet peaceful place away from the crowds and noise. Property is exactly as photos show, clean, very comfortable murphy bed is a treat right next to the view and the owner is a dream to work with. Maui Brewing is within walking distance and has great food, The Plantation House great brunch, Mala Ocean Tavern was a treat for me to celebrate a big birthday, Hanu great for lunch, Star Noodle menu created by runner up Top Chef Seattle, Café O'lei in Kehei has a great lunch special (mahi mahi/Caesar salad.) Makawao and Paia are fun and interesting shopping, more unusual, less touristy trinkets and Flatbread Pizza truly is the best! Ocean Vodka has an interesting story and Surfing Goat Cheese was delicious!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad that you once again had a good stay and I hope you will consider my unit in your future visits to Maui.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet Comfortable Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our four days in this sweet oceanfront condo was perfect. The view is gorgeous, with sea turtles swimming by right in front of the sea wall. The murphy bed in the living room was very comfortable, and we loved hearing the ocean waves so incredibly close outside as we drifted off to sleep. We could easily take our walks up the road or drive to beaches nearby to walk along the cliffs and shoreline. We would have liked to stay longer, and hope to stay in this top floor corner unit in quiet Kahana again. We'd like to thank both the owner, Caroline, and the on-site manager of this property who were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
San Francisco, CA

Best Place to Enjoy the Aloha Spirit

  • 5 of 5

One translation of Aloha is "To consciously manifest life joyously in the present" and this is exactly what you experience in this condo. The sunrises and sunsets are simply breathtaking and you can enjoy them right from your lanai - with turtles passing by right in front of the condo complex. Not only can you see the beautiful sunsets and the turquoise ocean but also the constantly changing light and clouds over Molokai and Lanai and the sporadic rainbow which seems to go on for miles! The unit is very spacious, well-equipped, clean and comfortable and stays cool even when it is really hot outside. Well, what else to say - Aloha!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
China Boat
Car: recommended

Kahana Reef is located on the west side of Maui north of Kaanapali Beach and south of Kapalua. Both are about a 5 minute drive away. Lahaina Town is about a 10 minute drive. There are a number of grocery stores within a 10 minute drive - Safeway, Time Market, Napili Market, Foodland and the Farmer's Market. The airport is about a 35 to 40 minute drive to the other side of the island. Golf and tennis are nearby at Kapalua and Kanapali. Whales swim by in front of the lanai between January and April and dolphins and turtles are there all year round.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 14.42%

On-island property manager is Maui Condo and Home at 800-451-5008. TAT - 30330354-01.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties