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Paradise Found Beachfront Condo-New upgrades-Kana #217

Bedrooms 2
Space 957 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Quiet, romantic, tropical Kana'i A Nalu, at the north end of Ma'alaea Bay in South Maui, provides a unique setting for your Hawaiian vacation. Our privately owned two bedroom two bath beachfront 'home away from home' is a corner unit on the second floor of a 4 story building at water's edge. Our private lanai, 30 feet from the ocean, looks across white sand beach and ocean to neighboring Islands and 10,000 foot Haleakala. It provides the perfect winter viewing spot to watch, up close and personal, the mother hump back whales train their young for their long trip back to the Northern Pacific

In November 2016 new granite counter tops were installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms. Also new tile in the master shower. New sinks and faucets with all that. New ceiling fans and lights. All so new that just a few new images posted!

Enjoy all the benefits of a corner unit on the second floor: the added security of not being at ground level, the privacy of having bedroom windows looking out on the beautiful courtyard, pool and ocean instead of sidewalk and parking lot and the absence of foot traffic past your private lanai.

All prices are in US Dollars.

The master bedroom has a comfortable cal king-size bed with a private bath and wall to wall windows with full view of beach, courtyard and pool. The second bedroom, with a view of the pool, courtyard and ocean, has twin beds that can be made up as a king. A second bathroom is across a small alcove. A queen-size sleeper couch in the living room can accommodate up to 2 additional guests. The tropical furnishing throughout and the well stocked full kitchen and generous supply of beach gear will make your vacation one of easy comfort. Our private lanai gives us much pleasure - reading, eating, whale watching or just plain relaxing to the sound of the gentle surf. Our Green Sea Turtles are seen 10 to 15 feet offshore and the reef just off our beach delights the snorkelers. The beach in front of our condo continues to the north end of Kihei as part of the Kealia Nature Preserve: this translates to no development, no traffic and no problems - just 4 miles of empty white sand beach.

There is WiFi in the condo.

A five to ten minute walk from our condo presents a wide variety of activities: snorkel and sunset cruises from the marina, a world class aquarium, miniature golf park and bumper boats, a small shopping area and many different restaurants. The eating choices range from the various restaurants through other excellent, less pricey eateries to Carl's Jr and a Deli/convenience store.

We provide the best of both worlds on Maui. If you are running away from work, snow and cold, or responsibilities in general, our laid back remnant of 'Old Maui' will have you relaxed in no time. If you want activity and want to see the Island, you are 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the North Shore, Lahaina, Kihei and Wailea, and 5 miles or less from 4 golf courses. When you are overwhelmed with all the activities available on the Island, trade the traffic and heavily populated tourist areas for the quiet serenity of Ma'alaea; dig your toes into the white sand beach in front of your own private lanai and unwind to the sound of the surf and the trade winds blowing thru palm fronds.

We Welcome You to Our Paradise Found!

Keywords: Condominium, beachfront, sandy beach, oceanfront

More Details

Don Huntress W01149170-01
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Don Huntress W01149170-01

We are Don, a retired airline pilot, who grew up in Chicago and Arizona: and Colleen, a retired interior designer, from Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Don Huntress W01149170-01 purchased this condo in 1998

Why Don Huntress W01149170-01 chose Maui

It was love at first sight. We had stayed for several years up in Kaanapali back in the early '70s and found it too crowded, too congested - even then. Now it was 1998 and we were giving Maui another try, staying up the street, before the beach starts. We walked through the grounds at Kana'i A Nalu and we were hooked. Still feel the same 17 years later.

What makes this condo unique

Relaxed Island living with a great view of the islands, beach and ocean. Love watching the whales come back every year - they are in so close we can watch the mothers teaching the babies. Enjoy the friendships developed over the years with the other owners and the many renters that return year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your condo was perfect for us – so much more space than a hotel (the teens having their own bathroom was a blessing!!).

A great central location to explore the island and with such a fantastic view – we ate many meals on the balcony and made good use of the BBQ. Good surf right off the beach and even saw turtles several times. We enjoyed snorkeling at Molokini (went with the small Red Boat tours which I would highly recommend as we got to snorkel the drop as well). Did the bike ride down Haleakala, walked some of the ridge trails, hired SUPs and surfboards, drove around both volcanoes – loved some of the beaches by Hana.

The kids went paragliding which was a real treat captured on GoPro. Enjoyed a food tour of Lahaina and the more quirky fun scene of Paia. And tried the Maui Brewing Cos beers too.

So loads of photos and many fond memories.
Jul 2015
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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 957 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second bath has tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Insuite master bath has a shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Corner bedroom with view of the Ocean and courtyard
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be made up as king. View of Ocean/courtyard
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has queen size sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (1), Twin Beds (2) can be joined to make king bed., Living room(1) Queen size sofa bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, Charcoal and Gas Grills


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found Beachfront Condo-New upgrades-Kana #217
average rating of 4.840909 based on 46 reviews
Los Gatos, California

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we stayed at Don and Colleen's condo. This latest time was 8/5/07 through 8/21/07. They have a very nice condo, great for a family. I love the location and that is an end unit. Master looks over the beach and pool, 2nd looks over the pool. No issues with not wanting to leave a window open in the 2nd bedroom since a lot of the time the second bedrooms face a walkway. Lanai looks directly onto the beach (35 ft). No A/C, but it is not needed with the tradewinds that come through the valley and through Maalaea. Nice central location 20-25 minutes to Lahina, 10 minutes to central Kihei, 10 minutes to Kahalui. Like not being in the middle of a "city", sugarcane field behind complex. A little market within walking distance up the street for the emergency milk or small needs. I like the tile floor throughout the unit, so much easier to see that it is clean than carpet. We usually had breakfast at the condo, 75 / 25 on dinner, using the BBQ's out by the pool is very nice setting (they have gas a charcoal). Had no problems with anything, a non issue which is how it is supposed to work.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful condo. Felt like we lived there.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice, well-equipped unit in a good location. It is nicely decorated and made us feel like we lived there instead of being in just another condo. The owners provide much more than most condo owners do, like enough toilet paper, trash bags, coffee/filters, and laundry soap for the stay. Also a big plus: there's a washer/dryer right in the unit! There is no air conditioning, but we didn't need it at all. The view is great and the ocean is RIGHT THERE in front of the unit. You do have to walk just a tiny bit to get to where the swimming is better. We had a very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oceanfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

We watched whales & turtles swimming by our condo everyday. The condo is so close to the ocean that it is impossible to miss the water activity. The pool was nice & a great way to cool down after sitting out on the provided lawn lounge chairs. Quiet, beautiful grounds to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot! Nice and close to the beach for easy access for children! Awesome views!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your note and I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation and the time spent in our condo. The view from the lanai is just great. A cup of coffee there in the early morning is the best ; )
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Dream Condo in MAUI!

  • 5 of 5

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION this Condo is awesome, it is located right in the middle of everything, very easy access to West, South and North Maui. The condo itself is unbelievable, it was everything we expected and more! Beds were very comfortable, the two bathroom is a huge please for our family of four. When we come back we will not hesitate to book again, we just hope Don and Colleen continue to share their condo! The first thing we did when we arrived was walk down to the beach access and was greeted with a rainbow. The condo is well supplied from paper towels in the kitchen to hair dryer in the bathroom and even received a welcome gift that included a fresh pineapple! It was great that CDs with maps are also provided for your Road to Hana trip! There is beach equipment along with a cooler, beach towels, everything you would need to vacation on Maui! The washer and dryer are a huge asset along with a small vacuum to keep the sand under control! There is nothing I would change or add to our experience with our stay, we just can't wait to plan our next trip!

Mahalo from the Toledo Jordans!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your great note and I'm so glad you all enjoyed your vacation. I agree that the location of the condo on the island and also in the complex itself is a huge plus. We hope to hear from you when you plan to visit Maui again. Lena
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Perfect Location, Nice Place, Thoughtful Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in Maui, and this condo was one of the keys to a wonderful vacation. For starters, this condo had the perfect, quiet location for us, equidistant from all the places you would typically want to visit on the island, especially for snorkeling. Also, the price was very reasonable. We absolutely LOVED the view and proximity to the private beach and ocean waves, just a few feet away. We would fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up to a sunrise over Mount Haleakala. Priceless! The amenities included in this place were put to good use on our ocean adventures. For a family of 6, we had just enough room, and the large refrigerator helped. The owners and manager were responsive when we had questions. All in all, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind note. Of course I must agree that the location of the condo on the island and also within the complex is great. I'm glad you had a great vacation and that the condo met your expectations.
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Maui Ocean Center
Pacific Whale Foundation
Stella Blues Cafe
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kahului OGG
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
King Kamahamaha
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
Maalaea Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer/Fall 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Dec 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

All prices are in US dollars. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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