Maui Kaanapali Villas is right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the World-- Kaanapali Beach! The beach is pristine and sandy with the water averaging high 70's. It is a wonderful swimming beach. Black Rock, famous for its snorkeling, is walking distance and the activities center on-site rents snorkels. The oceanfront restaurant, Castaways, has excellent food and is known for it's extensive wine list.
There are lounge chairs on a grassy area overlooking the beach and two pools as well as shuffle board and cabanas for rent. The general store on site has little necessities and there are markets nearby for making your own meals, if you wish. The condo's kitchen is fully stocked w/ cooking supplies.
First time on Maui, absolutely loved it and will be back annually...hopefully! Many thanks to Heather and Joey for letting us use your condo. Best all-round holiday we've both been on, beautiful, relaxing, lots to do! Mahalo for everything!
We just returned from an 8 night trip to Maui, being our 6th visit to this island. This was our first time staying in MKV. We travelled with our two children (ages 4 yrs and 3 months). We were thrilled with the condo and the property and will definitely return to stay here again. The property was quiet despite it being high season. The pool was fabulous! Warm and had waterfalls and a great little kiddie pool for the little ones, never too busy and had great shady areas. The property was well maintained and the walk from the condo unit to the beach and pool was quick. The location of the condo right above the reception area was convenient and we had no issues finding parking close by. The condo unit itself was huge! We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. We have stayed in several condo's in Maui and this was by far the largest. The two queen beds in the bedroom were comfortable and the room was spacious. The unit was clean and having spices, salt & pepper, coffee, sugar etc available for use was great. Not to mention the free coffee in the lobby every morning. There were plenty of towels and blankets and also a whole closet full of beach supplies. The free shuttle taking you to Whalers Village was convenient for those days you don't want to drive. The restaurant onsite was decent and enjoying the sunsets on the beach directly out front was our evening routine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks for opening up your place to us!
Just returned from our family trip to Maui. We have stayed in many Kaanapali-beach resorts until we discovered this gem a few years ago, and now we only stay here. It is always excellent. Heather, the owner, is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating. The affordable cost makes it easier for us take in an extra luau or snorkeling cruise during our stays. Being on the 5th floor affords incredible views. The condo is clean, comfortable, and very relaxing to help you settle into "Hawaii-Time." The kitchen has all we need as we cook most our meals here at the condo. The restaurant at the resort is called Castaways, is good, and worth checking out! The MKV resort is incredible and gets even better with every stay; friendly, helpful staff and beautiful grounds with two excellent pools and a great beach. The Wednesday afternoon Manager's Mai Tai Party is also fun for both adults and kids. The resort is located right on the beach-walk, or for a short, fun ride, we just take the free Kaanapali-Trolley to Whaler's Village. Honestly, I am surprised when I notice that this condo is not rented every month. I recommend renting this condo to both families and couples who wish to enjoy Maui.
Loved the location, the property , the room and the beds! So comfortable and had everything we needed. Loved the price and the ease it was to communicate with the owner. Thanks for opening your piece of heaven to us!
We had high hopes based on photos and owner's updated information on their site. Unfortunately, the photos were misleading. I'm not certain what appliances were upgraded, but the stove had three of it's four electric coiled burners sticking out/up and it could not be used. Knobs on the kitchen drawers and cabinets were falling out and not screwed in. The carpeting was quite soiled and the furniture was outdated and we were hesitant in wanting to sit on it. The bathroom shower drain, even after calling maintenance (who were not contracted to perform the service), still filled with water to your ankles while bathing. We are from Maui and are very familiar with accommodations. While it was easy working with the owner, and the location was ideal for the wedding we were attending over the weekend, I don't think I would stay at this particular unit again. I'm saying this so that others who are comparing prices of other rentals (accommodations, amenities, location, etc.) are not mislead. Hope this helps others, as this was the sole intent for my review.
We have stayed at this location before and love it more each time we are there.
It has a true Hawaiian feel to it and the staff at the front desk give great customer service.
The main tower that this unit is in is well maintained and the outdoor grounds are immaculately groomed. The pool area is one of the best. The beachfront offers some of the best coral for snorkeling. The beach walk goes through this property and takes you on a beachfront walk. Shopping is about 10 minutes away. There is a shuttle every 20 minutes that takes you to many other areas.
The onsite restaurant has terrific breakfast and lunch.
We find the atmosphere at this location to be very laid back and calm.
Even during busy spring break we found the pool and beach area to be relaxing and not cramped with too many people as some of the resorts and beaches can be at that time of year.
We enjoyed working with the owner of this unit.
The condo was so clean and spacious. It is exactly as depicted in their photos.
The view from the windows is so beautiful and the location of the unit allows for a delightful breeze to blow through from one side to the other.
The unit was priced fairly for a unit that is still mostly original finishings. We appreciated the bamboo furniture and hawaiian decor. The brand new carpeting throughout was really nice on our bare feet.
This condo was a comfortable home away from home for the two weeks that we were there.
The only reason I didn't put 5 stars for this unit is that there is no dishwasher or walk in shower.
I traveled to Maui for the first time in July with my 18 year-old son and 15 year-old daughter and in my son's words-"It was the trip of a lifetime!" The owner's condo was perfect and all she said it would be. The condo is well equipped, comfortable and "homey"- and then you have the advantage of all of the resort's amenities. This condo would be the one I would return to on my next trip to West Maui and I have already recommended it to my friends. The owner is a pleasure to work with!
The beach front is as she says- just steps from the condo and there is a beach walk that is convenient for short walks to restaurants along the beach. My son had a wonderful experience golfing at the Kapalua Bay Course, and my daughter surfed, paddle-boarded and snorkled ! We highly recommend the Plantation Restaurant for its great food and phenomenal views. We can't wait to return someday!
Whalers Village offers world class shopping and is a good walk (1/2mi) or short drive away. There is a free shuttle to Whaler's Village from Maui Kaanapali Villas- every half hour. Around Whalers Village are 5 hotels all offering a variety of restaurants as well as the Hula Grill and Lelani's, where you can listen to live Hawaiian music and eat some pupus or enjoy a happy hour Mai Tai. Every night the Sheraton has a Sunset Black Rock Ceremony, not to be missed.
The golf courses in Kaanapali and Kapalua are world renown. A 15 minute drive south, and you'll be in famous Old Town Lahaina. Lahaina has numerous restaurants, art galleries and little shops.
Other Activities: Parasailing, Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Shuffleboard