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Location, Location, Vacation! On Beautiful Maalaea Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo on Sandy Beach, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)

Looking for a spacious 2 bedroom unit with a sublime ocean view that's only 120 feet from the shoreline of a sandy beach? Look no further. Mort's Port awaits your arrival in beautiful Maalaea Harbor Village.

To see if we have dates open that would work for you, click on the Rates and Availability page. Only hit the Request to Book button if you are ready to commit to the rental. Otherwise, "Ask Owner a Question" to get info to help you decide if Mort's Port is your best choice.

If you do book a stay in Mort's Port, this is what we can predict: You won't want to leave. Once you walk into this superb third floor unit in Kanai A Nalu, you'll understand why. The wall-to-wall glass that separates the living area from the lanai presents an astounding and expansive ocean view. The gentle trade winds, the swaying palms, and the sound of the waves will enchant you. If you have ever stayed in the more tourist-populated parts of the island, you will appreciate the relative seclusion and quiet nature of Maalaea.

Within walking distance are the shops and oceanview restaurants at Maalaea Harbor. You'll also find boats departing for snorkeling, diving, and whale watching adventures. The Maui Ocean Center, as impressive an aquarium as you'll find anywhere is also in the harbor area.

If you want to get in the water, you can go down to the sandy beach below the courtyard to swim, snorkel, or have fun with a boogie board. Of course, there is always the option to take a dip in the gated pool located in the center of the courtyard.

If you want to take a scenic walk (or run) along the shoreline, you can go for miles on Sugar Beach, which has just two oceanfront condo buildings beyond ours to the east. Then you're on a vast stretch of sand alongside the Kealia nature preserve, an area that will never be developed.

The condo complex is well constructed (concrete walls and ceilings) and well maintained. Our two bedrooms are real rooms with real doors, not lofts and not sliding screens. If you like your privacy, you will like staying in Mort's Port.

What you see when you walk in the front door (assuming the blinds have been rolled up) is breath-taking. Unlike the majority of oceanview units in our building that are on an angle and present a view of other units across the way, our straight-out view is your visual treat from almost anywhere inside, even the kitchen. While cooking you can look through the living and dining areas and see the ocean's swath of blue. You'll never forget that you are in Hawaii with this beautiful panorama.

When you can pry your eyes from the awesome views of the ocean and Mt. Haleakala (a dormant volcano), you'll notice that the grounds are so well landscaped and manicured that you might think you're in a botanical garden. Even the swimming pool is a visual delight with its tropical-flower-adorned waterfall continuously spilling fresh water down one side.

Just as impressive as what you see outside is what you will find inside the condo. The unit is tastefully decorated, featuring rattan living and dining furniture from the Kauai Collection. Throughout, you will find Hawaiian-themed artwork, mostly by local artists. Décor includes wood carvings, raku pottery, and prints of scenic paintings. (There are also several original-by-owner-Sue watercolors).

You will rejoice at your selection of this condo unit if any of the following are important to you: FAST, PASSWORD-PROTECTED FREE WIFI ; HD FLATSCREEN TVs with CABLE AND DVD PLAYERS; CD's and DVD's in unit; MINI-STEREO SYSTEM; LENDING LIBRARY (no late fees ever), PORTABLE PHONE with FREE LONG DISTANCE (U.S. and Canada); A/C; IN-UNIT SAFE; SPOTTING SCOPE and BINOC's; SNORKELING EQUIPMENT; BOOGIE BOARDS; BEACH CHAIRS and UMBRELLAS; WASHER/DRYER in unit; KINGSIZE BED in MBR; TWIN BEDS (King option) in 2nd BR.

Maybe not important to you now, but wait until you have settled into one of our two CUSHIONED RECLINER LOUNGE CHAIRS (both facing the TV, and one also facing the ocean). You may also find that our four CUSHIONED DINING CHAIRS ON WHEELS are more comfortable and fun to move around on than what you expected.

Recent upgrades: A NEW KEYLESS ENTRY system that makes arriving and leaving less challenging; BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINETS and PUCK LIGHTING in the kitchen; NEW WASHER/DRYER and NEW CARPETING. Also, NEW MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE (but no new headboard--we're too fond of the hand-painted one you see in the photo).

Most likely it's not what's inside that you're going to remember for a long time after you leave. Instead, it's probably going to be the incredible views from the lanai and the strolls you took along the shoreline. Imprinted in your mind will be the panoramic scene from the 3rd floor: the lush greenery and tropical flowers in the foreground, the beautiful blue waters of the bay in the middle, and the majestic Haleakala in the background. All that framed by randomly stretching palm trees to complete the picture.

At night, it's just as impressive. The lights twinkling from Kihei across the bay vie for your attention with the stars more bright and more plentiful than you can imagine. You'll see. You really won't want to leave.

[ In compliance with HI law, we are providing our state tax number for Transient Accommodations and General Excise taxes that we collect: 070-029-3120-01. All owners and rental managers are required to provide tax ID's to renters.]

More Details

Sue Mortenson
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Sue Mortenson

Aloha. We are Mort and Sue, retired teachers who live near Chicago. Although we aren't able to come to Maui as often as we would like, every trip is filled with as much excitement as the cruise that introduced us to this marvelous island. Whenever we come to Mort's Port, we spend at least 50% of our time working to improve our home-away-from-home. We strive to make our unit feel as comfortable and look as appealing (in an island kind of way) as we possibly can.

Sue Mortenson purchased this condo in 1994

Why Sue Mortenson chose Wailuku

Kanai A Nalu is a beautiful, centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay. The street is relatively quiet, unlike many vacation rentals in nearby towns that have constant traffic whizzing by. We like the building being all-concrete construction and the sandy beach being walkable for miles to the east. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops. In the winter months, we have a great vantage point for seeing whales frolicking in the bay. Turtles can be seen year-round.

What makes this condo unique

Ours is one of the 16 oceanview units that face straight out to the water, 12 of us above ground level. That means that we have a fantastic view of the ocean, not a view of another unit across the courtyard. Also, since the straight-out facing units have more lanai space than those on an angle, we are able to provide a spacious table that can accommodate every guest with nobody having their back to the ocean. Another uniqueness is that our unit is one of the few to have installed an overhead lanai light for a low lumen alternative to candles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We don't think we can find words that express how wonderful your condo, location, manicured grounds ... have been during our vacation here. [This is] a gem that is best described as paradise. We're already contemplating a future date for a return. Thank you and Aloha!
Nov 2013
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Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Comfort height toilet. Stone tile shower with pebble floor
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Comfort toilet. Stone tile walk-in shower-- glass half-wall.
  • Both bathrooms have custom painted walls employing various hues of aqua in textured strokes resembling ocean waves. It's very calming to look at. You won't get seasick.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Simmons Beautyrest
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into king upon request
  • King size bed in the master BR with kingsize pillows adjustable for firmness with inserts; regular pillows available as alternatives--also memory foam contour pillows. Twin beds in the guest BR can be made into a King if ordered 1+ wk. prior to arrival ($20 gratuity requested). We ask that guests not move furniture during their stay.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also provide hand-painted wine glasses for special occasions, bamboo cutting boards, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, coolers, insulated grocery totes, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, a mostly-fiction lending library, and Maui guide books. There also is an in-unit safe to securely store electronic devices and valuables..


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Location, Location, Vacation! On Beautiful Maalaea Bay
average rating of 4.911111 based on 72 reviews

Incredible vacation for family of 4 in Maui!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenagers thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mort's Port. The location was ideal for us - 20 minutes or so from airport, Costco, Kihei and Lahaina without the congestion. We loved the 4 mile stretch of almost empty beach, the incredible views and playing in the ocean. We saw sea turtles every day in the ocean right outside the condo. The condo was equipped with everything we needed including nice beach chairs, towels, snorkels, coolers, etc. The complex is beautifully maintained and had loads of loungers for enjoying the sun and views. Sue provided excellent tips for things to do and also restaurant recommendations. Her tips were right on! We hope to come back to Mort's Port soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we can't promise that guests will see turtles in the summer (any more than whales in the winter), we can vouch that they are there in the bay. And Mort's Port has an excellent view of the bay. Sugar Beach, starting by our complex and stretching east for 4 miles of walkable shoreline, is also a feature that many cherish. We hope this family does indeed come back soon. They, like all other returnees, will be welcomed back with a discount on their nightly rate. Mahalo.
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Quiet piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We would absolutely return here again! The condo is in a centrally located area, with a great view of the ocean. There was nothing lacking in supplies, from boogie boards and beach towels, to coolers and kitchen supplies. We very much enjoyed watching whales with the binoculars from the lanai. This quiet unit and grounds is clean and well kept; we felt safe staying here- in this beautiful piece of paradise! The owners were communicative and accommodating in arranging a wonderful stay for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

A bit of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Great location, lovely grounds, easy access to Lahaina, Kihei & Kapaului.

Easy & fast communication with owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased that this couple appreciated the location and the communication. Those are two essential ingredients to a successful vacation rental. And the fine achievements of our grounds keeper is a bonus. Mahalo. Sue
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West Linn, Oregon USA

Great location for exploring Maui

  • 4 of 5

Great location in middle of the island. Nice beach views, but not a direct west view for sunsets. Local beach is great for hanging and swimming, not for snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed, our condo does not directly view sunset, but periodically you can see fantastic colors reflected on the clouds visible from the lanai. Snorkeling is good straight out from the condo when the ocean is relatively smooth. Unfortunately, it wasn't when this family stayed at Mort's Port. Maybe next time.... Sue
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Shreveport, Louisiana

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

The unit was just as described. It has a beautiful view of the bay and other parts of the Island. I would stay there again. Good hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's easy to be good hosts when we have good guests. Mahalo.
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Charleroi, PA

Maui Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This resort is located almost at the end of a quiet street near a small harbor. The resorts are all on one side of the street facing the ocean so it is very quiet and very private. No noise or commotion. Beautiful inside and outside in the courtyard. Our lanai faced the pool (dark blue water) and beyond the pool was the ocean. What a view to wake up to. The condo was very comfortable with many extras provided for us. The kitchen cupboards were stocked with all the essentials, they even provided quite a bit of tp and kleenex. Saved us a lot of money on incidentals. Located in a central area with maybe a 15 minute to 1/2 hour ride to most anywhere! If we decide to come back to Maui, we would want to stay right there again. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We smile when people thank us for "sharing" Mort's Port with them. We ask ourselves whether we forgot to collect rent. ;~) It is a compliment, though, and we will go on sharing. Beyond appreciating the view and the central location, this reviewer also liked the amenities provided. We can't guarantee that you won't run out of kleenex, but if it runs out, it won't be because our guests were crying in despair over their choice of vacation rental. In the spirit of Aloha, Sue and Mort
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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
Blue Moon Cafe
Monsoon India
Indian Restaurant
Brekkie Bowls
Health Food Restaurant
Waikapu On 30
Takeout Restaurant
Waipuilani Park
Mexican Restaurant
Sushi Paradise
Sushi Restaurant
Antonio's Italian
Italian Restaurant
Nalu's South Shore Grill
Hawaiian Restaurant
Maui Brick Oven
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Nutcharee's Authentic Thai Food
Thai Restaurant
Piko Cafe
Coffee Shop
Izakaya Genbe
Japanese Restaurant
Peace Love Shave Ice
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade
Coconut's Fish Cafe
Fish & Chips Restaurant
Java Cafe
Vietnamese Cuisine
Vietnamese Restaurant
Home Maid Cafe
Fork and Salad Maui
Organic Restaurant
Shearwater Tavern
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade Aloha
Juice Shop
Roasted Chiles
Mexican Restaurant
Miso Phat Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Peggy Sue's Maui
Hamburger Restaurant
Akamai Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Jawz Tacos
Seafood Restaurant
808 Grindz Cafe
Cold Stone Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Fabiani's Bakery and Pizzeria
Italian Restaurant
1054 Togoshi Sushi Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Jamba Juice Pii'lani Village Shopping Center
Juice Shop
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Round Table Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Tienda del Sol
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Madness Maui
Pizza Restaurant
Eskimo Candy Inc
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Maalaea Bay

Many people enjoy taking a daily stroll along the shoreline of Maalaea Bay. The sandy beach begins at our condo complex and extends east all the way to Kihei (approx. 4 miles). The 7 condo buildings to our west are not on a sandy beach, but there is a sidewalk by the road that people staying in those condos can take get to a starting point for their shoreline walking. Most of the time Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and boogie- or paddle--boarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

60 days or more in advance of start date: 100% refund
30-59 days in advance: 50% refund

If you are concerned about having to cancel or curtail your vacation due to health issues or possible death/severe illness of a loved one, you are strongly urged to consider securing traveler's insurance. It would cover not only the amount of the forfeited rent, but also transportation expenses.

Arrival time is 2pm or later. Check out is 10am. An extension to noon might be available upon request at least a week in advance.

For late departure flights, we recommend booking an additional half day at 50% of the daily rate plus tax. Mention this request at the time of booking, so adjustments can be made in the rent total and tax. It can't be adjusted later.

The sofa is not a sleeper sofa, so the maximum number of people who should be staying in the unit is four. There will be no exceptions to this regulation. When there are two people staying in the guest bedroom, you will have the choice of having the beds left as twins or made into a king. The request for a king will only be honored if made at least a week in advance of arrival, preferably at the time of booking. A $20 gratuity is suggested for the cleaning staff who have to rearrange furniture for a king.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.