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More Than a Few Lives Have Been Changed by a Visit to Wailea!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps only 2)


You will see that there is a 14 day minimum in High Season and a 7 night minimum in Regular Season. HOWEVER: I will accept shorter rentals IF they are between two existing reservations. For example, if you want to book 5 nights during Regular Season, and there are 5 nights between 2 EXISTING reservations, I CAN book your visit. If you want 10 nights in High Season, and there are 10 nights between EXISTING reservations, I can book you. BUT: The system requires that you choose 'FLEXIBLE DATES'' when you send the inquiry. Otherwise, the VRBO system will automatically exclude you from even reaching me). I hope I have made this clear but don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions! No worries!! Richard Andrews

Please check out our 'Guest Comments' and see what our guests have written in the Guest Book. For some reason, VRBO has guest reviews in 2 different places: 1) On the first page of my listing (where the bamboo forest picture is shown): look directly under the pictures and you will see boxes (Overview, Reviews, etc.) Click on "Reviews" to read 22 Guest Reviews. 2) There are also 128 other Guest Reviews that I transcribed from the Guest Books in the condo. To read them, go back to the boxes I just mentioned, and the 6th box from the right is "Owner Info". Click on that and you will see my picture, travel down the page past "Links to more information" and you will come across "Guestbook comments from owner." The first one is the most recent. VRBO omitted the dates on these comments and I am requesting that they replace the dates, dating back to 2001. These remarks are our best advertisement and if you stay with us you'll see them right there in the condo )

Here are just a few of the Guest Comments::

'Hi Richard, Your place surpassed our expectations! The layout is really open and spacious with lots of light. Very neat and clean. We enjoyed the extra little touches. Beach equipment and kitchen appliances made it fell like home. We appreciated all your help by email prior to our arrival. We truly had a great time and found it very relaxing.

You have helped to make our first trip to Maui memorable. Hope to come back soon. Cheers, A & D, Vancouver, BC, Cananda'

'Superb! We have been coming to Hawaii for many years, staying in houses, hotels, and condos. As far as condos are concerned, this is the best, bar none! Thank you for sharing Olu Olu with us, Richard. Beautifully appointed, well-equipped, great layout and location. Hawaii and Maui are still the best. We'll be back, hopefully in your condo. Mahalo!'

- Ev and Audrey V., Victoria, BC, Canada

'Can it get any better than this? I don't think so! Our initial impression was one of awe. Emily's first words were 'Can we rent this place next year?' Your set up for the condo immediately made us feel at home. While we did many activities here in paradise, I think our favorite one was just sitting on the lanai and drinking coffee while the sun rose. Thank you for sharing your condo with us!'

-Jim and Emily W, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

'We knew the minute we pulled into our own parking space at the condo that it was going to be GREAT! Everything was just as you described it and the pictures you have don't do it justice. The condo was clean and welcoming and what a wonderful location! Quiet and relaxing, we loved the golf course view, the birds and the wonderful Maui sounds. We thought the people in Maui were so nice and we really enjoyed talking with them. We went to a different beach everyday, walked to the shops and were very appreciative to have your VERY comfy bed! We returned home relaxed and can't wait to return. We will of course, come stay at your wonderful condo again. Thanks for sharing it with us.'

- William and Lisa B, Colorado

'Our 2nd visit inside 10 months - so good last time, we had to come back to Olu Olu; it's just like coing home again! You really do have a special place here and made all the more so with its relaxing decor and furnishings....All in all, another relaxing time spent in a very enjoyable, peaceful surroundings. Sure hope we can manage many more visits in time to come. All our regards.'

-M & J B., Auckland, New Zealand

'Richard, your home in Maui is superb. Our first visit to Maui was more than we could have imagined. It truly is 'Paradise'. We felt comfortable and 'at home' in the condo and it was wonderful to return to after 'hours on the beach.' Life doesn't get much better. And in the immortal words of A.S. (your Governor of California) 'I'll be back.' Mahalo'

-Daniel and Robin B, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

'Richard, we have just returned from Maui and I wanted to drop you a quick note just to say how much we enjoyed staying at your condo. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. We loved Maui so much that my husband is trying to convince me to return next March and if we do, we would love to stay at Olu Olu once again. I now underdstand what you mean by 'relax in Wailea', it was probably the most relaxing vacation we have taken in a long time (except for the trip along the west Maui mountain road which scared the #%@ out of us!). Anyway, we are considering what our travel plans will be for next year and if we do decide to return, I will be back in touch with you to check on the availability of Olu Olu. Mahalo'

- Gloria M, M, Ontario, Canada


Imagine yourself sitting on the living room sofa or on the private lanai, overlooking the emerald green expanse of the beautiful Wailea Blue Golf Course, and beyond, the sunset, West Maui mountains and a bit of the ocean. Even though you are in the center of Wailea, you will neither hear nor see traffic.

We are most fortunate with the exact location and placement of this unit. If you come back to the unit in the heat of the day, the bedroom will be cool and shaded from the sun. Because our view is not directly west, in the living room/dining room/ kitchen, and on the lanai, you won't have the sunset glaring directly in your eyes, and yet you will be able to see some ocean, West Maui Mountains, etc. You can also leave the front door open all the time, for more air and light (there is a screen door) but maintain privacy because no one else walks by the front door.

This individually decorated and tropically appointed condo has two air-conditioners but because this is an end unit, every room (including both baths) has at least one (if not many) windows so you can enjoy the pure tropical breezes and hear the birds sing. [I believe the importance of good air circulation is often ignored, until you're stuck without it!.] If you want a comfortable, romantic, elegant, and private retreat, then this is the place for you.

We call our place Olu Olu, which means 'cool and comfortable' in Hawaiian. The Aloha Spirit is alive, palpable, and unforgettable. Come to Olu Olu, be our guests, and experience Paradise for yourself!

More Details

Richard Andrews
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Richard Andrews

I am a retired psychiatrist who lived in San Francisco for 35 years, until moving to Maui in 2008. San Francisco is still my favorite city in the world, but 'Maui no ka oi' (Maui is the best!). According to the stats, we have the best weather, year around, of any place on earth, and Kihei/Wailea/Makena have the best weather on Maui.

Richard Andrews purchased this condo in 2000

Why Richard Andrews chose Wailea

I chose this condo in the Grand Champions in Wailea because the floor plan makes the unit seem much more spacious, especially for a one bedroom. - with 2 baths! The condo has beautiful views - of the golf course, West Maui mountains, and there is a partial ocean view. The Grand Champions is in the center of Wailea, and The Shops of Wailea, the big luxury hotels, superb restuarants, and most importantly, the fabulous beaches are all less then a 5 minute drive or a leisurely walk.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is called 'Olu Olu' which in Hawaiian means cool, refreshing, satisfied, happy, cordial, and gracious. These are the feelings that come to mind when staying here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Richard for a wonderful stay. Very comfortable and the kitchen was great. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants and beach visits. Mahalo!
Nov 2013
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Wailea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) This is an Eastern King bed and many of our guests have commented on how comfortable it is.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have two 'backpack beach chairs', comfortable, adjustable beach chairs, with 'backpack-like' storage compartments in the back, that make it easy to carry your stuff to the beach. There are also beach towels, an ice chest, a beach umbrella and woven mats for the beach.


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More Than a Few Lives Have Been Changed by a Visit to Wailea!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 161 reviews
Parker, Colorado

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Richard,

We knew the minute we pulled into our own parking space at the condo that it was going to be GREAT! Everything was just as you described it and the pictures you have don't do it justice. The condo was clean and welcoming and what a wonderful location! Quiet and relaxing, we loved the golf course view, the birds and the wonderful Maui sounds. We thought the people in Maui were so nice and we really enjoyed talking with them. We went to a different beach everyday, walked to the shops and were very apprecitive to have your VERY comfy bed! We returned home relaxed and can't wait to return. We will of course, come stay at your wonderful condo again. Thanks for sharing it with us. William and Lisa Bosch

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2007
  • Stayed: March 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unit 161 offers fresh decor and lovely lanai with wide open view for excellent value.

  • 4 of 5

From the outset owner Ric communicated promptly. Upon arrival at the unit he was hospitable and made us feel so welcome and at home. He was an excellent resource for activity ideas in the area. The rental rate provides excellent value for this unit and the Grand Champion’s pool, hot tub and BBQ’s facilities - which are located about a 2 minute walk away. Initially we were concerned about not having our own BBQ on our lanai. However, we enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk with other visitors at the BBQs.

The condo is spacious and very comfortable for a couple. The airflow is excellent and we rarely used the AC as is our preference. Kitchen is well equipped- and a range of basic spices are on hand. The Bosch dishwasher is very quiet.

The bed is supportive and comfortable. Furnishings are updated. The condo has a fresh and uplifting atmosphere. The artwork on the walls is stylish and interesting. (some condos in Maui have dated décor that feels “past their expiry date”. )

We used the Tommy Bahama back pack chairs and coolers and ice packs often. Also used the umbrella a few times. All worked well.

We also did laundry (machines on in a cupboard on the lanai) several times during our 3 wks. stay. Soap was provided and make it easy to do.

Best aspect of the condo is the lovely lanai- with a massive, wide open view of the golf course and the ocean in the distance. A chaise with sidetable on the lanai would be a nice addition.

It is a 10 minute walk to The Shoppes at Wailea and the paved Wailea walking path along the ocean so is a great location. Parking is in a designated spot right in front of unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place with all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the place and appreciated all of the extra stuff we could use like the beach chairs, coolers, towels and more. The rooms were very large and we had all the kitchen necessities and table to host a fun family get together with my brothers who were staying nearby. It was very peaceful and we especially loved sitting out on the porch watching the golfers and view while having our morning breakfast. The owner was great about sharing information he had about the area. The area was convenient to the airport, restaurants, beaches and day trips. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Olu Olu is a peach of a place. Comfy and convenient in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This gem of an apartment is ideally situated for access to the most beautiful beaches. Inside it is so comfortable and easy to live in. Complete kitchen if cooking is your thing, otherwise great restaurants nearby. Breakfast sitting on the lanai overlooking the golf course with a view of the ocean is a lovely way to start every morning. The rooms are spacious and the crossbreezes make you feel comfortable no matter what's going on outside. Everything you would need to go to the beach including snorkel gear. And cleanliness is perfect. Looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You can't get enough of Maui!

  • 5 of 5

In our many trips to Hawaii, we have chosen Maui as our favorite. Just when you think you have found paradise, Richard Andrews makes you really feel at home. He goes beyond by adding his heart, with his condo! Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin and Diane, You make my heart sing! See you next time! Mahalo nui loa, Richard
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Seattle, WA

Richard Thought of EVERYTHING so we didn't have to

  • 5 of 5

I'm a seasoned VRBO user and this stay was among the most seamless, comfortable stays to date. From start to finish communication was prompt and thorough. When we arrived, the condo was spotless and "move in ready" with plenty of closet space, hangers, drawers, and a place to store suitcases. All appliances and A/C were in working order and Ric was nice enough to leave a personalized, DETAILED list of how everything worked, which is very helpful when you're tired from traveling all day.

This condo has anything you may need: It was stocked with paper towels, toilet paper, guest soaps, beach towels, garbage bags, EVEN a few zip loc bags etc so we didn't have to buy huge quantities of everything. All the utensils made sense. In other words, there was stuff we would USE :-) Not, 17 different cocktail glasses, mixing bowls, and a plate. No, this unit is designed for people actually staying in it. There was even a single pot serving of fresh coffee left for us. Thoughtful touch.

The bed is the most comfortable yet. I think he mentions it in his description but it truly is very comfortable. Plenty of bedding also.

If I could give an extra star for the master bathroom I would. It has plenty of space and LIGHT. So often there is no decent light in these condos to to hair/makeup. Not that I spend a lot of time on that during a vacation, but when I do I like to at least SEE. The master bath has lights all along the mirror. Total plus.

The Tommy Bahama back pack chairs and coolers (has various sized coolers) were wonderful. Also has umbrella but we didn't use it. Those chairs are an awesome touch.

Washer and dryer are also great to have. Did a couple loads of laundry (there was enough soap for a few loads, again, well thought out, thank you Ric) and that allowed us to pack lighter.

I really can't say enough about this place. From start to finish our every need was exceeded. Thanks for an awesome stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, Your Review made my heart sing! Mahalo nui loa, Ric Andrews
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Joe's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
Wailea Blue Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Piilani Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Matteo's Osteria, Minoli's, Tommy Bahamas,
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Boogie Boarding, Wind Surfing, Whale Watching, Live Entertainment, and much, much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning (my cost) $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Re: Payment terms: Certain rentals may require 3 separate payments instead of 2. Re: Rentals of less than one week (or less than two weeks in High Season) CAN occur if time requested is between two existing reservations. OWNER WILL CLARIFY. ALSO: RENTALS MADE WITHIN 2 MONTHS OF ARRIVAL WILL MEAN THE ENTIRE RENTAL PAYMENT WILL BE MADE IMMEDIATELY. CANCELLATIONS: Any cancellation made 60 days before arrival will result in a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations within 60 days of arrival will depend on re-rental of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.