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" Perfect Ocean Front - 12 Giant Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 583 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

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

Located on the popular Westside of Maui, between the destination resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. The first thing you will do when you see the setting is to say `WOW`, as this is the place that you have always pictured as Paradise.

The over 180 degree ocean view is framed by the Islands of Lanai and Molokai. Watch glorious sunsets that sets to the West. Be entertained by the action in the sea; whales turtles, dolphins, and surfers and kayakers. The building is just three stories high with 42 total condos, all Oceanfront. A stone wall separates the parking lot from the road, fencing and tropical foliage runs from the wall along both sides of the building to the beach providing security and privacy.

Plush green lawns and tropical foliage provide a secluded and tranquil place to relax on your private lanai or Oceanside pool.

The remodeled one bedroom one bath condo features a plush king bed, granite bath and full granite kitchen with all amenities and place setting for eight. For your comfort and ours, we only accommodate two people, and we are a non smoking condo.. This is a ground floor unit that opens right to your private lanai and steps to the beach. Do not check into a high rise building with long hallways and elevators to the lobby.

Free parking is just steps away from the front door in our off street parking lot.. All tile floors from bedroom to bath, kitchen and living area. Expect all the amenities you would desire at a first class resort; free high speed wireless internet access, Oceanside pool, chase lounges, BBQ's, Inside and outside dinning, laundry facilities, in suite safe, all linens, beach towels, TV with cable, Stereo with I-pod connection.

Close to dozens of restaurants and take outs. Super market, specialty shops, a farmers market, world class tennis and golf resorts. Swim in the Oceanside pool or in the ocean. The Ocean in front has some of the best snorkeling anywhere. The reefs are home to many sea turtles. See; who's who underwater at Honokawai . The name of our condo building on Maui is the Kulakane,

Keywords: Kulakane, Condominium, Oceanfront, Maui, Hawaii

More Details

Don Duwe
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Don Duwe

We honeymooned on Maui in 1967. and have returned for many anniversaries since that time. After 33 years of marriage we were lucky enough to purchase this condo and return for our anniversies annually now.

Don and Jane Duwe

Don Duwe purchased this condo in 2000

Why Don Duwe chose Lahaina

Because of the year around good weather, always in the low 80s, We can enjoy the sunny climate any time of the year. Plus this is the best area on Maui for a variety of activities and the most and best beaches. Between Kaanapali and Kapalua and Lahaina we have more activities and great restuarants on the Island yet is quit and peaceful in the Honokawai neighborhood.

What makes this condo unique

We play a lot of golf, tennis and of course swim or snorkel almost daily. We also spend a lot of time just soaking up the sun `recharging our batteries` right here by the pool or on our lanai. We do get a lot of reading in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The sound of the waves, the cool trade winds and the comfort of home......these are just a few of the things that helped make a `perfect` vacation. We loved going out with Turtle John in our morning swimming with the turtles - a memory we will never forget.

Thank you for sharing your amazing Maui home with us.
May 2013
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 583 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • quite time after 10:00PM.
  • Lower sound on TV after 10:00PM.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 with new shower. See pictures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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" Perfect Ocean Front - 12 Giant Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.848485 based on 70 reviews

Perfect for our relaxation vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This condominium was well-appointed for our cooking and beaching needs! Don and Jane were lovely owner/hosts and the on-site staff were very nice as well and attentive to any question we had during our two week stay. Breakfasts on our lanai with ample whale and sea turtle watching were an absolutely stunning way to start each day. Beach chairs and towels were ready to be taken out for a day of soaking up the Maui sun. Within short walking distance were a lovely beach park and several shops for groceries, gifts, food, massages....including a wonderful fish market and farmer's market for fresh produce. We were close enough to yet far enough from the bustle of downtown Lahaina for the relaxation goal of our trip. We enjoyed a concert in the park by a local guitarist as well as taking in live music at Fleetwood's (as in Mick).

We would highly recommend this unit and these owners! All instructions were clear and communication with the owners was easy. For those wishing internet connectivity, be aware that the internet is through the community and is open/unsecured. Cable is basic service only...but you are on vacation! There is plenty to look at and do as you are steps to the crashing waves of Maui! Thanks to Jane for her beautiful watercolor paintings :-D

Rent this unit and you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We enjoy our condo so much we try to make it a great experience for our guests. We are sorry for your wifi problems. Our old carrier had been bought out by a new company. We agree with you that the service has become horrendous. We are now on property and have changed our wifi to be private for just our unit in the building and it is at five times to speed of the old system. We will now give each guest a private password to join our secure network. Don and Jane Duwe
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Wondeful Time

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. It was well decorated and comfortable. The ocean view was amazing. The little kitchen was well stocked with plates, utensils, pots, pans, etc. Walking distance to the fruit stand and the little store. Walking distance to the public beach. An easy, close drive to other beaches and Lahaina. The water crashing against the sea wall was a bit too rough for me to go snorkeling although others did. But we drove a mile to an amazing beach and snorkeled there, it was wonderful. What was really fun was standing at the sea wall in the backyard, watching the turtles. I would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Notch Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Unobstructed ocean view and access. Friendly neighbors and well maintained property. Looking forward to coming back. No hassle booking this great place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saw Whales from the Lanai!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay at a reasonable price. This place is hard to beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was small but perfect for my husband and I. We could watch the whales from our patio.

  • 4 of 5

Kulakane Condos are a very friendly place to stay. The on sight managers were excellent and very helpful. Our owner was also great to deal with. We will definitely consider staying here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes, 12 giant steps to the ocean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this apartment. It was perfect for my husband and I, just enough space for us. There were beautiful sunrises and sunsets almost every day. The farmers market was convenient, only a block away. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui Ocean Center
Costco Wholesale
first light out of the airport turn left and stock up on all they have to offer
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
West Maui Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
Car: recommended

Honokawai beach park is 1/4 mile to the South across the street from the farmers market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaneing fee $125
Tax Rate 14.42%

Hawaiian State Tax Code # TA 154 206 0032 01
# GE 154-206-0032-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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