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Douglas Sage

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Summer Specials at "The Live Aloha Suite” - Sugar Beach

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Ask us about our summer specials!

This is a beachfront upgraded unit--a Sugar Beach gem--with true Hawaiian flavor. The architecturally designed condo unit features maple cabinets, granite counters, beautiful Italian floor tiles, ambiance lighting, island-style woodwork, built-in casework in the traditional Hawaiian plantation style and a comforting small pebble tile shower. See the 'Live Aloha Suite' videos on Youtube for a tour of this tastefully built condominium.

Cast open the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and take in Maui at it’s best. The soothing ocean waves and marvelous sunrises and sunsets remind you that you are in a very special place. Your Hawaiian experience is enhanced by the tropical décor offset by the palm trees’ gentle sway from the trade winds. This is a prime location condominium unit. It does not have the extended lanai wall, as do so many SBR condos. No extended wall means the unobstructed view is beautiful (see the video). The classically beautiful floor tile extends from the living area through the lanai for the feeling of an expanded living area. You are truly on the beach on Maui with all of the sights and smells you expect. Sit on your 4th floor private lanai and watch the Hawaiian lifestyle unfold before you. Enjoy the outrigger club races, snorkelers, beach walkers, swimmers, kite boarders, stand up paddlers and during the season, breaching whales. Or, sit in the living room to enjoy the same scene! This unit is truly “front and center”, yet amazingly private. One feels as if in a beach house without neighbors, owing in part to the hypnotic waves, tranquil setting and beautiful interiors.

Sugar Beach Resort is a "green minded" community. A significant portion of our electrical is generated from rooftop solar panels. Our beautiful grounds are watered from an on-site well to conserve the precious water. Our pools are heated by solar thermal energy. You might not notice the differences, but they are there because we love the wonder of natural Hawaii and strive to keep it that way!

Kihei is known for enjoying Maui’s better weather. Sugar Beach Resort (SBR) is located north of Kihei Town for that “get away from it all” feeling. Yet, it is close enough to Kihei and Wailea to sample their fares—entertainment and restaurants. West Maui with Lahaina is a picturesque, scenic, twenty-minute drive away. Neighboring Kealia Pond is a national refuge, which exhibits native flora and fauna. SBR is situated in a unique and rare setting.

THE LIVE ALOHA SUITE is tastefully designed and appointed, fresh, clean and lovingly cared for by the owners. The island artwork is authentic and the unit has more than sufficient necessities. Come stay in the best apartment in Sugar Beach Resort, on the loveliest and longest sandy beach on Maui. Your stay will be memorable. (managed on island by Maui Condo & Home, LLC)

Keywords: condo, suite, beachfront, romantic, relaxing, view activity, private, cool, remodeled, clean, upgraded, Hawaiian flavor, exotic, spectacular, comfortable, quiet, updated, architectural, natural, green, renewable

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Douglas Sage (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Douglas Sage

Doug and Starla Sage live in Edmonds Wa. For a time, in our early twenties, we lived on Maui and fell in love with the place. Doug owns a construction management firm in Seattle and Starla is retired due to a successful double lung transplant in 2011. We love to travel, and spend time in Pismo Beach, CA, La Conner and the San Juan Islands, WA, as well as Sugar Beach. We are looking forward to

Doug's retirement when we can spend more time in our lovely Maui condo.

In the meantime, I volunteer at the UW Lung Transplant Center helping others cope with transplant issues. I also volunteer at my local food bank, and when on Maui, at a homeless soup kitchen, Hale Kau Kau. It is great to get to know the locals through my volunteering.

We have one grown son who has written and produced songs for Grammy winning recording artist, Macklemore. Life is Good and we are very thankful!

Douglas Sage purchased this condo in 2006

Why Douglas Sage chose Maui

We spent a lot of time deciding where to buy on Maui. We love West Maui, but felt it had become too crowded. South Maui, and specifically north Kihei, is much more relaxed. We love to walk and swim and have access to the many Maui amenities. Sugar Beach is 5 miles long, a tranquil swimming beach and centrally located. It met all our needs. Sugar Beach has air conditioning in the units, whereas most places do not. It is nice to have that option, at times it can get pretty hot. I also liked that it has a hot tub and lovely grounds. Many guests return year after year. So much to do, so little time. You have to come back!

What makes this condo unique

Doug wanted to upgrade the condo, and while I was waiting for my transplant, he hired a well known Seattle architect to add something special to the place. I was a bit worried as I didn't have the energy to give any input. So, when I saw it after the remodel, I was blown away! Isn't it nice to walk into something you didn't expect and be thrilled?! We're sure you'll be thrilled too!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Doug and Starla, Thank you for the fruit and goodie basket, what a nice surprise and welcome to your beautiful condo. You have certainly done a wonderful job of updating and decorating. We are sure that it is the nicest condo at Sugar Beach and feel spoiled.

Hopefully the next time we go to Maui, it will be available. Again, Thank you, Dick and Susan (this response from a repeat guest)
Mar 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Summer Specials at "The Live Aloha Suite” - Sugar Beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautiful condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed here for a week and truly loved the place! There was nothing lacking and we had everything we needed for a week in paradise. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking which we did quite a bit, and really enjoyed our meals and drinks on the lanai with a gorgeous view of the ocean and beach. The king sized bed was super comfortable, so much that I wanted to bring it home with us! Love the mattress. We also really loved this location. I have been to Maui once and stayed in Ka'anapali. I really preferred Kihei for the location and the vibe. The concierge down near the office was very helpful in booking some activities for us. Her recommendations were spot on. Thanks Mary! And thank you to the Sage's for providing such a warm and comfortable home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
5

Ocean paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 2 weeks in August 2015 and it was a tropical home away from home. To be right on the water, listening to the waves every night and day, with gorgeous sunsets was incredible. The unit is nicely updated with everything one would need for a Maui getaway. I have stayed in Lahaina, Kihei and Kaanapali before, but I much prefer this location - especially to be on a long, walkable beach (probably one of the best in Maui) in a quiet area with easy access to everything was really convenient. The bed was super, super comfortable and Doug, the owner was friendly, helpful and accommodating. I will definitely be back to Sugarbeach! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
5

Completely spoiled with this amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough of how much we enjoyed this condo. It was everything you would ever hope for and more in a Hawaii getaway! Being up on the 4th floor and being so close to the ocean is a truly magical experience. Our favorite thing to do everyday for the entire week we stayed here was in the morning to open up the double sliding door and just let the waves and the island into the condo. It never got old opening up the curtains and seeing only the ocean and palm trees. As everyone has said already, the bed and pillows were super comfortable, we never had a bad nights sleep. ****One important thing to mention**** Doug is in the midst of remodeling the bathroom as we were staying there and has completely updated the entire space! I saw one review said it was outdated but not anymore! It is a very nice walk in stone shower which will have glass doors and he has also updated the toilet and tile. The beach items were so much fun to use. We took the beach chairs out to Makena, the Big Beach but really enjoyed the Sugar Beach much more since it is literally 10 steps out from the condo grounds. We used the boogie boards every day and the waves were always very safe and never had any large currents to be scared of. There was even an umbrella and bamboo mat. We never used the kitchen for cooking since eating out was so easy, but we did see it was completely stocked with everything you would need. The location of Sugar Beach Resort is also wonderful. Since it is situated in the middle of Lahaina and Kihei it was very quick to get to both towns and also very quick to get to the airport (15-20 min). The reason we liked this place over all of the other condos was because of its homey feel, you can really tell that Doug takes pride in this condo and really cares about the people staying there. I think I talked to him about the island for about 30 minutes the first time i called him because he wanted to make sure I knew about everything Maui had to offer. The crafted wood and furniture sets this condo apart from all of the other junky, white "vacation" furniture most other places offer. I just re-watched the video and already want to go back. Don't waste anymore time looking at other places, just reserve this one and you'll be happy you're in the best location on Maui.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodinville, WA
5

Wonderful - As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Be sure and watch the video. This place is amazing! This was our 3rd visit to Kihei, which is our favorite place in Maui. This condo is perfectly located, and it's very nicely redone. Sugar Beach is fantastic if you're looking for a relaxing, private, low-key vacation stay. It is not crowded at all, and it's right up against the water. The waves are very small here, so you'll have a very relaxing time swimming or wading in the water. The bed was super comfortable, and you can make the bedroom very dark by closing the blinds. There's air conditioning, but we never used it - just open up the patio doors. When the wind is blowing hard outside, the building is situated so that it doesn't blow into the condo - very nice! I can't recommend this unit enough. We're already talking about going back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect View

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Doug for making our first VRBO experience a success! My husband and I were here for my cousin's wedding so our group booked 6 condos in total from Sugar Beach Resort. Out of the 6, ours had the best view of the ocean. Waking up in the morning and sitting on the lenai with my smoothie and toast started my day off with a bang. The pictures describe the condo entirely. The bed was extremely comfortable as were the pillows. However, I think you need to renovate the shower. Out of the 6 condos we rented, by far ours was the worst. The shower was old and didn't feel very clean and the shower head was spraying water in every direction - needs a good CLR clean.

However, besides the shower, we were very happy with our stay. Thanks.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: GOOD NEWS! Bathroom remodel June 2015. It will be a high end remodel. We will put new pictures up at the end of the month.
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Victoria, BC, Canada
5

The Best Location on Maui

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 3 Weeks in this beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated, Condo and hope to go there again and again. This was our second time at Sugar Beach Resort, but the first time in this unit. It has everything you could possibly need. There was nothing that we had to go out and buy. Having breakfast on the Lanai, listening to waves and watching the the people going by on the beach was our every morning hi light. We loved❤️ everything about it.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$167
$1,165
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 16 2016 - Dec 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
$169
$1,167
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$274
$1,840
$7,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
$173
$1,169
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$167
$1,169
$4,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $115 + Tax
Resort Fee (one time) $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Base rates do not include housekeeping and resort fees. Fees listed are a general idea as to the rental rate as required by VRBO. Contact the owner for the specific rental rates. Credit cards fees will apply for credit card use. Full refund on cancellations up to 60 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled for cleanliness. Fresh towels and beach towel provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Putting green, restaurant-ba, ecursion coordinators, massage therapist

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