About the property
- Condo1087 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
PANARAMIC VIEW... CORNER UNIT WITH LARGE LANAI ON 2 SIDES. DISCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS. Please inquire.
Live the tropical island dream! -- the ocean spreading before you like a sailors fantasy, tranquil palm trees framing your view, a peaceful home for relaxing and getting ready for your adventures. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the Maalaea Yacht Marina condo building is so pleasant you may not want to leave! Check our Calendar for Availability.
Recently beautifully refurbished including AC installed, you have a very private vacation condo in an aloha Maui paradise with the ocean and exotic foliage right by you. Three walls of glass and a wrap-around lanai (balcony) create a seamless interface between the stunning view and the master bedroom and living area. Also free secure wireless internet. An assigned parking space and a security elevator add to your peace of mind of being in a quiet part of Maui away from traffic and crowds. (This property is in Maalaea Bay, not Wailuku. Only the postal address is Wailuku.)
Look at sparkling sunrises over Haleakala, at over 10,000 feet. Feel the privacy of watching the quiet boat traffic going on excursions, fishing trips and whale watching while you are unobserved at breakfast on you third floor lanai. Watch the sun play off the islands of Molokini and Kaho'olave and the West Maui Mountain through the day till the moon sparkles off the waters in front of you in the evening and the south shoreline of Kehei, Wailea and Makena twinkles with lights.
This is a magical place that we call a second home is on the 3rd floor of a quiet 4 floor condo building. You will find it furnished with kitchen amenities, books (including many Maui guides), beach gear - all the things you'd want for staying weeks at a time in this enchanting location. We visit several times a year to care for our place and an on-island agent is available to you. You will get her contact information when you make your final reservation payment.
As it is centrally located on the island, you are 15 -20 minutes from the airport and the large grocery stores of Kahului and Kehei. (There is a convenience grocery in the next building.) You are well situated for daily excursions to the South Shore, Lahaina, the road to Hana or Upcountry. And if you want a boat excursion for snorkeling, whale watching in season, fishing or sunset cruises many leave from our next door small boat harbor. A couple of boats load in the morning and noon at the harbor slip nearest us, in front of the building just to the west. Many guests love to see the tourist enjoying their day on Maui. Learn more about these adventures from our personal guest binder in the condo and our personal condo website referenced in the link below.
We enjoy the convenience of a mini-market downstairs in the adjacent condo building and a General Store a very short walk away. Both of these have a deli, a selection of groceries and drug-store items, plus island souvenirs. A five minute walk further along to Harbor Village brings more restaurants and snack food venues. We get delicious meals at the Harbor Village. Enjoy the harbor scene during a meal at the harbor side Beach Bums Bar and Grill or lunch at the Seascape in the Ocean Center aquarium. The ice cream and cookie shop also makes shaved ice. Yum!
Besides the shops with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and sundries, the Harbor Village is home to The Ocean Center, a world class aquarium. Nearby you also have a miniature golf course and the convenience of a gas station. At the end of the short street on which the condo is located, you'll find a beach park that is the beginning of three miles of beach reserve, where we enjoy sunrise strolls, beach combing and bird watching.
We think you'll find our home-away-from-home relaxing and inviting and you'll enjoy the quality we added. You'll want to spend days there on the lanai, enjoying the birds in the monkey pod tree or palm trees just off the lanai and the boats sailing in and out of the small harbor. Or the solar heated pool will entice you with its view right off to the spectacular tropical ocean. When you want to call home and connect with your family or friends, long distance is free to all USA States and Canada. And when you are ready to venture out, you'll see that this is a great choice for a home base on your vacation in Paradise.
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Keywords: Condominium;Condo;Apartment ;Ocean Front; 2 Bedroom/2 Bath; Maui; Vacation Rental; Pool; AC; WiFi; Romantic; View Whales; Large balcony, Maalaea; Maalaea Yacht Marina
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- Apr 26, 2018
We are Jim and Cynthia, from Reno, Nevada. Jim is a retired University Professor and Cynthia a retired first grade teacher. This picture shows us doing a favorite hike on Maui where we love all the opportunity for diverse outdoor activities. We get to be in our condo several times a year which allows us to make improvements on a regular basis (and, of course, have a Great Vacation!). We have a good property manager whose office is near the condo to take care of cleaning and upkeep on a regular basis. Maui is our favorite of the islands for its beaches, snorkeling, arts community and fabulous scenery. We love to travel and hope you enjoy one of our favorite places for a vacation.
Owner purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Owner chose Maalaea
We love the sense of paradise we get when we are at our condo. Maalaea is away from the hustle and bustle of very touristy areas, yet just steps away from the romantic peacefulness of our palm trees and ocean splendor there are a variety of restaurants, shops and even a small grocery store. When we were looking to buy a condo we had stayed both in the south and the west on other trips to Maui. When we saw the island feel of this little corner of Maui and a whale breached right before our eyes a few minutes after entering this condo, we were more than charmed. We were convinced this was perfect for a tropical island dream.
What makes this Condo unique
One of the things we enjoy so much is the fact of our corner condo having an extra large lanai that wraps around and gives us such a sense of openness. It feels very private being on the third floor with trees near us and the water of the Bay so close we could throw a coconut into it! The walls of window in the condo have floor to ceiling curtains that give a spacious feeling, not the narrow-box closeness of some condos. Besides these pleasures of the condo itself, we enjoy walking over to Harbor Village for the restaurants, some shopping, or to book a cruise or a whale watch. The Maui Ocean Center there is a world class aquarium, so we get at least a week membership. Having a gas station less than a minute drive away and miles of beach (a Nature Reserve that won't be built up) stretching the other direction are part of the benefits of our location.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved it here
Cynthia has thought of everything for this lovely place. And apart from being beautifully and thoughtfully stocked up for visitors with snorkel gear, kitchen amenities, comfy beds and even a lovely breakfast for our first morning, the view is utterly breathtaking. It's right by the marina which we really enjoyed. Watching the boats go out in the morning was fun and when we wanted to sleep in, we just closed everything up and didn't hear a thing. Walking along the beach to find turtles, watching whales breach, and looking at the sunrise and sunset over the water was just unbeatable. Thank you Cynthia, for making our holiday everything we wanted and more. We'll be back!
It was always a delight to me when we talked or emailed during your stay to hear of the fun things you were doing and being able to make suggestions to fit your interests. I just love it when our guests have as much enjoyment of their vacation as you all were obviously having. I am glad I was a little part of it! I will be so happy to hear of your plans to return :) - Cynthia
Lovely Stay in Maui
My family and I had a excellent experience staying at the condo and working with Cynthia. The condo's central location made it a good launching point for the many different things we wanted to do. As a family that likes to cook, we appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was. Cynthia also took the extra time and effort to give us recommendations based on our priorities. Overall, we were very impressed and happy with our stay.
I am very happy that I could have a part in making your Maui vacation an excellent experience. I love that our guests enjoy the condo, the ambience, the amenities, the location. It is a special pleasure for me to give the help that makes the stay just what guests want. Thank you for writing! Cynthia
Beautiful quiet spot to have as home base.
I spent a significant amount of time on VRBO researching for a place. Cynthia was prompt to answer all my questions and really seemed to care about our comfort and needs. The view is amazing and so peaceful. The condo is lovely and very comfortable. It is well situated to drive around the island. There are beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and so many items to make the visit there convenient. Yes there are boats in the morning and evening but it wasn't an issue and made for people watching. Having a strong air conditioner is a nice back up even though we didn't need it much at all. The back bedroom is warmer but there was a breeze coming in the whole time and ceiling fans in all the rooms. We came here from a full service resort so know that it is different than that but very comfortable with extras. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this unit again.
I'm so glad you enjoyed out lovely Maui condo. I take great pleasure in making it a comfortable and pleasing experience for our guests. For anyone wishing it, daily or frequent housekeeping service can be arranged, but housekeeping supplies are provided to keep your topical home spiffy. And as you alluded to, extras include many things -- laundry powder, travel books for Maui and Lanai, resource books to learn about the Maui trees, birds, fish, novels, games, Brita filtered water in the frig. And restaurants, bars and shops are just a very short walk away. I will be glad to hear from you again one day for another booking! Thank you, Cynthia
This was our first time in Maui and this condo was the perfect place to start our adventure. There are restaurants, an aquarium, and a long stretch of beach very close by. Also, for those looking to do snorkeling or diving tours, the harbor from which the boats leave is literally right next door. The condo provides beautiful views of the bay and we were lucky enough to spot some sea turtles, dolphins and whales throughout our trip while we sat enjoying our breakfast on the lanai. The owners were wonderful to deal with, very warm and hospitable. We would stay in this condo again in a heartbeat.
We are so delighted when our Canadian guests enjoy their vacation from our condo. We know it can be a great escape from the cold Northern winters. I enjoyed talking with you when you were in the condo and emailing with ideas for your two weeks. I do hope you will return one day to see more, relax aplenty and have more great times. -Cynthia
Another amazing time
We have come twice to Maui and both times stayed in this wonderful condo. It is so peaceful and the view is amazing. It is located right on th harbor so we got to see boats going in and out. Very convenient to shopping, local market and the aquarium. It's own little private beach was a plus. The condo has all the amenities and more.We will definitely be back.
I love that you had another wonderful vacation here. Our return guests give us that feeling they are part of the family. We all love to look forward to our returns to soak up the tranquility of this little piece of Maui and to go out from the central location to all parts of the island. I will be delighted to accommodate you when you are ready to return! -Cynthia
Pros and Cons
While the condo itself was very spacious the location (in my opinion) left a lot to be desired. What the pictures and description of this condo do NOT tell you is that the condo (and more importantly the lanai) is located adjacent to a parking lot that is frequented by locals (I am assuming they were locals) who find it amusing to stay up until 4:00 in the morning with their music blaring and talking/laughing loudly. And while I understand it is located in a harbor what I didn't expect was the every morning 'wake up' call from the PA system from the snorkeling boat that is in port there. When I go on vacation to a tropical destination and pay to be ocean front I expect to go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. If you are looking for a location that is close to snorkeling, fishing and the ocean center this place is for you, but if you are looking for a nice beach to be able to relax on and play in the ocean at OR peace and quiet this is not the condo for you... I guess it's all on how you look at it and for us this was not a good experience.
Cynthia was great however calling us (twice) to make sure we had everything we needed and I greatly appreciated the beach chairs and umbrellas.
I am please to hear you enjoyed the beach supplies, but disappointed that there were aspects of the ambiance that made your vacation less that you wanted. I try to engage our guests in a dialog about expectations and needs and had no idea of your specific ones. Your experience with local kids is a rarity and if you had addressed this when I called I would have contacted the Resident Manager to have the police monitor the uncalled for locals late partying. Or you could have asked my local agent or the on-site Resident Manager to address this. Many people do find that being near the harbor an appealing and interesting experience. But when people tell me what they are looking for in their vacation home, if that doesn't fit with our lovely condo I make that clear. Actually the peace and quiet there is something that we often have had guest remark on! But I am sorry that you were not completely pleased with that for your 5 days there. I hope you were able to use our many local guide books to plan great outings on Maui. It is such a remarkable island and we love sharing it with our guests -- Cynthia
World Class Acquarium a short walk away, Dive Shop nearby with equipment rentals, new Tropical Theme Miniature Golf Amusement area with bumper boats, trampoline and climbing wall, Award Winning Restaurants, Kealia Wildlife Reserve nearby along road or by walking on the beach, during the winter months Whale Watching from the lanai or by boat excursions from the Harbor just steps away
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Discounts given for stays longer than 2 weeks. Add $100 for reservation less than 5 nights Additional charge of $10 per night for additional guests over 4 $145 cleaning fee includes GET tax CANCELLATIONS UP TO 60 DAYS PRIOR, FULL REFUND. CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 60 DAYS, FORFEIT DEPOSIT. 7 DAYS OR LESS, NO REFUND Check-in 4pm; Check-out 11am Additional cleaning charge may be applied if condo is left in poor condition 14.25% Hawaiian taxes added to total rate. (GET is 4% & TAT is 10.25%) Hawaii Tax ID for accommodation (TAT) is TA-046-052-5568-01 Hawaii Tax ID for General Excise (GET) is GE-046-052-5568-01