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Lovely, Romantic Oceanfront Value! Newly Remodeled

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Amazing views, peaceful gorgeous surroundings and completely non-touristy feel, but convenient location half an hour or less to most of the places you will want to go. Right on the water, with a little beach in front, and a miles long beach a few hundred yards away. Beautiful furnishings, lovely remodeled kitchen and bath with rain and regular shower. We try to stock everything you may want (including washer and dryer and espresso maker) and it is an excellent value.

GREAT Value: We are charging only $129/night plus tax and cleaning fee from May to mid December! Only $149/night plus tax and cleaning for April. Only $249/night plus tax and cleaning mid December 2017 through March 2018. Always a very good value for such a nice place.

This is a lovely condo in Maalaea Banyans, on the third floor (great privacy and there is an elevator) of an attractive 4 story, nicely landscaped all oceanfront complex. It is in the quiet, peaceful village of Ma’alaea, ideally located only about 20 minutes from the airport, Lahaina, Kihei-Wailea, Kahalui, Wailuku, Iao Valley, North Shore windsurfing, etc.

From the living room and lanai, you have spectacular views of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, the coast stretching down past Kihei, and the base of Haleakala. Your view is framed by lush grounds and palm trees. The ocean is less than 100 feet away, with gently lapping waves. Usually. A few times a year there are strong south swells, and surfers come from all over to challenge the legendary 'Ma’alaea pipeline', also called the “freight train”, one of the fastest ride-able waves in the world. Huge waves, great surfing, and lots of broken surfboards right in front of you.

Another once in a lifetime experience: for some reason, Humpback whales tend both to mate and to deliver their babies right off Ma’alaea. Chances of seeing mating or births are best in January or February, but there is excellent whale watching from our lanai (or numerous boat trips from the harbor a few minutes away) from late December until mid April. Unlike California whale watching (where the whales are commuting between Alaska and Mexico) in Maui the whales seem to be on vacation too. They flap their fins, rhythmically thwop their tails, leap entirely out of the water, sing, make and have babies, and generally have a great time. April to December, you can still see outrigger canoes, Rays, Turtles, and the occasional Monk Seal and Dolphin from the lanai.

A 5 minute walk from the condo takes you to Ma’alaea harbor, several fun restaurants and deli's, a small shopping center, a well-regarded aquarium (the Maui Ocean Center), mini-golf, gas station, public transit, etc. They are convenient, but entirely out of sight and mind when you do not need them.

A 5 minute walk toward Kihei takes you to tiny Haycraft Park and a 5 mile long, largely deserted beach, backed by protected wetlands. Good swimming and hiking, sea turtles, and good to great snorkeling. (More great snorkeling is only a short drive away.)

There are a tremendous number of good eating options. The BBQ, grounds, hot tub, pool, and lanai may tempt you cook at home or bring back take-out. There are quite a variety of good restaurants in walking distance. And it is easy to go to Lahaina, Kihei, Wailuku, Kahalui, (or almost anywhere) just for dinner. When we used to stay in Kihei-Wailea we either went to Lahaina /Kaanapali/Napili for the whole day, or didn’t go at all. Now it is a short beautiful drive, so just going for dinner seems easy and fun.

Our condo has travertine tile floors throughout, good mattresses (new August 2017) , top quality furniture, towels and linens, all the amenities we could think of, washer and dryer in the unit, coffee maker and espresso maker, teapot, microwave, dishwasher, blender, Nutribullet smoothie maker, rice/slow cooker; beach towels, chairs, and umbrella, tatami mats, snorkel stuff, various size coolers, portacrib, beach toys, shade structures, boogie boards, even 2 size 6 kids wet suits, etc.

We think you will have a wonderful time. Many people return again and again, and we hope you will, too. (and we give a 10% discount for repeat renters)

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

John Uhl
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, Danish or Swedish by email only.
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About John Uhl

We love Maui, and bought this condo over 25 years ago to live in when we retired. We go as often as possible, and our kids and grandkids are hooked also.

Our condo is ideal for a couple. If necessary, 2 more people can also sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. Our kids and grandkids rent separate condos when they come which works out perfectly for togetherness without too much togetherness, and is much cheaper than renting a large house or hotel rooms.

That and separate cars gives everyone their own space and privacy and is wonderful for a combination of family togetherness, and relaxed private vacation time.

Everyone can have time with the kids, and time without them for romantic dinners, snorkeling, hikes in the jungle, etc.

In fact, we are going again soon with the kids and grandkids. Should be great!

As of March 2017, we've bought another 1 bedroom, 1 bath ground floor condo (A9) at Makani a Kai, just up the street from this unit, at the start of the long beach. Our daughter and her husband bought (B4) and our son and his wife bought (B12), both second floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the same small lovely complex.

Why John Uhl chose Lahaina

Friends of ours in Maui (the owners of the place we used to rent in Kihei) lived in Maalaea Banyans and recommended we buy one when they sold the place we used to stay.

What makes this condo unique

The more we are in Maalaea, the better we like it. The central location is outstanding, the views gorgeous, and it has a quiet, off the tourist path feel. In the early morning we often walk along the nearby beach (but it's so long, we've never made it to the far end in one shot.).

In the other direction, a 5 minute walk takes you to Maalaea village for boats, marina, restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; bar, live entertainment, groceries, deli, great lattes, mini golf, aquarium, activities, or shopping.

If you fondly remember Maui a few decades ago, or wonder what it was like, this area is as close as you can get.

(Writing this, I can hardly wait to go back!)

People come back again and again. They've found there is no need to spend a lot of money to have a relaxing, romantic, exciting, fantastic vacation getaway with wonderful lodging in a beautiful tropical location.

Aloha! Have a great time!


Ukumehame Ahupuaa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Very comfy with tempurpedic top., Child Beds (1) portacrib, Baby Cribs (1) portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely, Romantic Oceanfront Value! Newly Remodeled
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
Antioch, CA

Nice. Would stay there again.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in unit #303. Very nice accommodations, and fully equipped for our visit. The entire building and grounds appeared to be clean and well-maintained. Our only concern was that the pool was very cloudy for the week, and caused some concern for water quality. The person who performed the morning pool service on Sunday July 16 did an excellent job of restoring the pool water. It was clear and inviting by Monday morning, the day we checked out.

We will definitely visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, centrally located, quiet

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect location for us to spend 7 days in Maui celebrating our 25 th anniversary. We rented a car and were gone most days exploring the island and beaches.

The mattress seemed older and the air conditioning unit was average. We ended up just leaving the windows open for breeze. Plan to come back to Maui and this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yikes! Second renter in a row complaining about the mattress. (we've always liked it, but we haven't slept there since last year because we've been fixing up the new Makani A Kai A9). I've been mattress shopping ever since your review. (VERY confusing, but hopefully the mattress will be replaced with something wonderful in a few weeks (by end of July 2017). Sorry Tracy and anyone else who didn't like the mattress! And all renters: Please let us know if anything is ever not OK.
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Great ocean view!

  • 4 of 5

Great views, nicely updated unit in a central location. Malaaea is a windy area of Maui; but it's also a less busy area- which is nice. Would definitely consider staying at this condo complex again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and Loved it!! The Sunrise from the Lanai is Breathtaking. The complex is centrally located and yet away from the craziness which we really liked. I would recommend having a car for easier access. The grounds are beautifully kept, the people are nice, the Turtles sun bathe in your front yard, beach is steps away and you are right next to a Harbor making it easy if you wish to go out on a Snorkel trip, Dinner Cruise etc. John was Amazing to work with, he answered all our questions, and provided suggestions he's very friendly and his Condo is very welcoming. We are already planning our next trip!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Great little condo with fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 children ages 1, 5, and I enjoyed the staying here. We we here for a week from Los Angeles and this was the perfect little non touristy spot to stay. We would walk to the beach every morning, go back to the condo for a rest then walk to the little cafe about 5 mins away.

This is the perfect place to stay if you want to get away from hustle bustle life. Majority of the residents or visitors or over the age of 50, making it super quiet at night. I think almost everyone in the complex went to bed early leaving the hot tub open just for us!

You dont neeeed a car, but because of our lack of planning we got one for the week. Plus we rode out to get malasadas almost everyday. The major grocery store is about a 10-15 min drive away (which we were at at least 4x). There is a little convenience store about 5 min walk and circle k is about a 10-15 min walk but they're limited in stock.

Overall, this was a great place to stay to get away.

Thanks to John for opening up your home for us to enjoy:)

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Center

Nice play to stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

Unit was exactly as described. Really appreciated the the little ice cooler on wheels that we used every day along with a lot of other amenities. Having a washer and a dryer in the unit was very convenient. Would stay here again. Had good communication from the owner. Several good restaurants,shops, and the Maui Ocean Center were within walking distance and also the harbor where lots of boat excursions originate from.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Beach Bums Bar is a 5 minute walk away in village
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several good restaurants are a 5 minute walk away,
Car: recommended

For some reason, the placement on the map is wrong. We are at 190 Hau'oli St. along the water about half way between Maalaea village and Haycraft Park. We are about 150 yards from the village and the park.

We have a huge mirror on the lanai, and it is spectacular! The views are even bigger and better. (should have done it years ago) We did a major remodel in August 2014. All new granite counters, new tiled rain and regular shower, new cabinets and appliances, etc. Brand new excellent mattress August 2017.


Rates & Availability

Ukumehame Ahupuaa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
May 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter high season
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Tax ID number: W69777440-01

If you arrive after hours, there is a lock box in front of the lobby in the middle of the ground floor. Contact me for current lock box code. There is no cleaning fee for stays of a week or more. There is a 10% discount for re-renters, and stays of a month or more. Please contact me for long, short, or repeat rentals, and if you would like to rent our stand up paddle board.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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