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Popular Island Sands Ocean View Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Islands Sands is oceanside on Maalaea Bay, and has been very popular with visitors over the years. Just some of the amenities that Island Sands offers are a location on a peaceful dead end street, a heated pool with gas BBQs and picnic tables, a beautiful garden setting, and reserved parking. Complementary doughnuts and coffee provided Friday morning in the pool area is a great way to meet locals and fellow visitors.

Our unit is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium with a beautiful ocean view. Each bedroom has a queen bed. We have furnished our unit so we feel at home during our stays on Maui, and we are sure you will feel comfortable as well. Many of our guests return every year for their vacation. The condo comes fully furnished, including linen, bathroom towels, and beach towels. The fully-equipped, granite countertop kitchen contains a dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer. We have cooling ceiling fans throughout, and an air-conditioner, which we rarely use since the Hawaiian trade winds that come through Maalaea keep the temperature just right. Cable TV and DSL High-Speed Internet Access is available. The condo and grounds are a non-smoking facility and pets are not allowed.

Our unit is on the ground floor. I mention this because some visitors think they get better views from higher floors. We love our view, and much prefer being able to enter the unit through the garden versus having to take elevators or stairs and a hallway every time we go to the pool or poolside barbeque, or every time we leave and return home.

Maalaea is considered by some to be one of Hawaii’s “Best Kept Secrets”. It’s central location between Lahaina and Wailea allows easy excursions to all parts of the island. The popular destination spots in Makena, Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua are all within a half hour drive of this small ocean front community. Walk 5 minutes one way from Island Sands to a 4-mile long beach and an extensive natural wetlands; the morning walks on this secluded beach are memorable. Walk 5 minutes the other way from Island Sands to Maalaea Village and Harbor. Maalaea Village has the wonderful Maui Ocean Center aquarium, shops, and restaurants. The Village is also a bus transportation hub for getting to many parts of the island. Maalaea Harbor is the center for boat trips that offer snorkeling, fishing, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and whale watching. Or stay ‘home’ and, while having a cocktail on your lanai or barbequing oceanside next to the pool, watch the breaching humpback whales (November-April) or Hawaii’s talented surfers take on the challenging “Freight Train”. The sun rise over Haleakala is magical.

Notes for visitors to Maui.

- Maalaea is a windy part of the island. While some visitors are bothered at times by the wind, the locals view this as a plus because we never have to use our air conditioning.

- Bugs are sometimes visitors to the condo. This is part of life being on a tropical island.

- The condo and grounds are a non-smoking facility. There is a smoking bench located outside.

- No pets are allowed

Maui has something to offer for everyone, and we are sure you will have a wonderful stay with us.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

Maui has been my part-time home for 20 years. I am retired from the computer business. I own homes in beach communties of Maui and Zapallar, Chile; I obviously like to follow the sun. I live to snorkel, bodysurf, and golf. Since 2003, I have traveled even more than usual, including SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia), extensively around South America (Machu Picchu, Argentina, but mostly Chile), Europe (most recently Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Netherlands, Croatia, Prague), and around the US including Alaska, the Northwest, and the Northeast.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1996

Why The Owner chose Wailuku

My mother has a condo in Maalaea at Island Sands, and I bought the next door unit. No better place to visit Mom than Maui.

What makes this condo unique

Barbequing by the ocean, and, in season, watching the whales breach or the surfer's riding the 'freight train' wave while I do it. I love having a ground level condo, being able to go thru the garden to the pool or poolside barbeque rather than using stairs, elevator, or hallway. A central location on Maui, making travel to all other parts of the island easier, while being able to return to a quiet location on the island. I love Maalaea's natural cooling with the tradewinds rather than having to often use the air-conditioner if I was in Lahaina or Kihei


Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - Living Room sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Great location for exploring Maui

  • 5 of 5

This property was better than described, really clean and well supplied, we were 3 adults so used the sofa bed which was comfortable and easy to fold up in the day so it was out of the way. The lanai was perfect for outside meals and convenient for accessing the parking lot or the short walk to town. We loved the easy access to the pool and small local beach. There are a lot of permanent residents who were welcoming and the whole area is very quiet. We saw sea turtles swimming close by and were able to take the Pacific Whale Watching trip from the Harbor which I can’t recommend enough.

The owner provided a lot of helpful information for local activities and shopping which we found very useful. This was close to the airport and easy to find, a great base for accessing the rest of the Island and for an early start on the road to Hana, we left at 6am drove all the way around and were back by 6pm. We only wish we could have stayed longer. If we ever return to Maui we would certainly like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Value for money!

  • 4 of 5

Rented this two bedroom condo for extended family stay over Christmas for sixteen days. Condo is spacious and we really liked the ground floor setting and two bathrooms for our party of 5 adults. There is no nice beach at the condo but there is a well maintained swimming pool. The location on the island also makes it a very windy spot and having a car rental is a must when staying there. Condo could use some updating and pest control but overall it was a good value for the money and included in suite laundry, good wifi and some beach accessories which was a plus.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay! We enjoyed the convenient location and the pool was just steps away from the lanai. Randall made it all very simple and my family is already talking about making this an annual tradition.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located for Maui Excursions

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week here with another couple during February 2014 As this was our first trip to Maui, we wanted to pack in as much adventure into the week as we could. This condo is perfectly situated for such a trip. We were able to see most everything on the island that we wanted and loved that the central location allowed for a broad spectrum of dining opportunities.

The condo was plenty spacious for 4 adults. It was well-stocked with all the amenities necessary (and even a few that weren't - such as the snorkel equipment and boogies boards) to make you feel at home. We particularly liked being able to walk to the harbor for happy hour. The grills at the pool were also very convenient.

If we ever make our way to Maui again in the future, we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to have had another visitor who enjoyed our condo and its' location as much as we do. I feel I do have to clarify one point in this review. While many times there is beach equipment in our unit, such as snorkeling gear, body-boards, and beach chairs, these are not things we provide, for it is impossible to insure these things are always available in the condo. These items, over time, tend to disappear, most likely from being left on the beach or elsewhere. What beach things that are in the unit when you visit have been left there by previous guests for use by who follows, and are available until they too then disappear
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A week in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Randy's condo. This is the second time for me and everything was perfect. Condo was clean and well supplied. Liked the idea of ground floor so we could walk onto the grassy area and to the pool just by opening our sliding glass door.

Randy is always accommodating and the price is right.

P. S. Just thought of this - wish there were twin beds instead of a double in one of the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo. I am sorry that you would have preferred twin beds in the second bedroom. We did use to have twins in there, but when we had to replace the beds, we responded to the many requests we had had previously that that second bedroom have another queen bed instead. This is a case that we cannot staisfy everyone. Again, I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall.
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Good Property as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Described well - no surprises. Clean, pretty spacious, good value for money. Windy - yes. Decent beach is a bit of a walk away. Dealings with the owner were well-handled. Some caution for those with younger children - there are a lot of retirees at the complex/pool area that appreciate quiet. We didn't have any conflict as such but we did have to keep our kids from being over-loud.

would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maalaea Harbor
Seascape Maalaea Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Beach Bums BBQ & Grill
Barbecue Restaurant
Aloha Deli Ma'alaea
Kahili Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
King Kamehameha Golf Course Clubhouse
Isana Restaurant
Korean Restaurant
Mill House Roasting Cafe
Coffee Shop
Maui Chef's Table
Fine Dining Restaurant
The Mill House
New American Restaurant
Monsoon India
Indian Restaurant
Blue Moon Cafe
Brekkie Bowls
Health Food Restaurant
Waipuilani Park
Waikapu On 30
Takeout Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Sushi Paradise
Sushi Restaurant
Nalu's South Shore Grill
Hawaiian Restaurant
Antonio's Italian
Italian Restaurant
Maui Brick Oven
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food
Thai Restaurant
Izakaya Genbe
Japanese Restaurant
Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Peace Love Shave Ice
Piko Cafe
Coffee Shop
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade
Coconut's Fish Cafe
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese Restaurant
Java Cafe
Home Maid Cafe
Fork and Salad Maui
Organic Restaurant
Shearwater Tavern
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade Aloha
Juice Shop
Miso Phat Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Roasted Chiles
Mexican Restaurant
Peggy Sue's Maui
Hamburger Restaurant
Akamai Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Jawz Tacos
Seafood Restaurant
Fabiani's Bakery and Pizzeria
Italian Restaurant
1054 Togoshi Sushi Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
808 Grindz Cafe
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Tienda del Sol
Mexican Restaurant
Jamba Juice Pii'lani Village Shopping Center
Juice Shop
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Round Table Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Pizza Madness Maui
Pizza Restaurant
Eskimo Candy Inc
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kahalui (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Beach Bums
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Beach Bums
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Haycroft Park




Additional information about rental rates

Registration fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

20% (minimum$200) non-refundable deposit due upon reservation. Full payment due 1 month before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund