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12 feet from the ocean! 2/1bath, Ground Floor, Modern, Large Unit!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Oversized modern 2 Bed, 1 Bath only 10 feet from the ocean

Direct Ocean front Maui Sands unit 5C. (Hawaii GET Lic # W-24173678-01).

Unit Location:

You won't find any property with units closer to the ocean than our direct ocean front units. We rent 3 other ocean front units at this property. Once you step off your lanai, you'll take just 10 steps on the grass to the sea wall. It's like having an extended 10 foot long semi private grass area from your lanai to the ocean. Most guests will move our lanai furniture directly on the grass area to suntan, watch the amazing sunset every night over the islands of Lanai or Molokai (depends on the time of year) or at night just be amazed at at actual site of Milkey Way Galaxy, planets and see an occasional shooting star.. You'll also be amazed at the 180 degree shoreline to shoreline view of the Maui shoreline or the sighting of a monk seal or turtle eating off the reef just below your feet. The past owners used to live here year around and would actually cast his fishing pole from his lanai and just let it sit there and catch fish. You can actually watch the whales jumping and the mothers nursing their calves as well as turtles eating off the reef from inside your unit or on the lanai!


This 2 bedroom, 1 bath modern unit has a large dining room table and a very open floor plan to accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. Our pull out sofa sleeper sleeps two and in our bedrooms we have a king size bed and a couple twins in our second bedroom. Great for families with kids. If it's another couple staying, simply put the beds together and it becomes a king. Our kitchen is very spacious with granite counter tops and the unit has all the small appliances you’ll find at your home.


Another not so thought about feature of our condo is the assigned parking spot . It's literally 50 or so feet from your front door. This makes it super convenient when hauling beach gear from your unit to the car and back. You'll appreciate it when your there!


3559 Lower Honoapiilani Road

2 minutes drive to Kaanapali, 7 minutes to Lahaina

Maui Sands direct ocean front property in west Maui, Lahaina side of the island. We're actually located at the begging of the Honokowai area which is at very end of North Kaanapali Beach. Our area is the closest area to Kaanapali and our neighboring properties are Papakea and Paki Maui Resort. Just past our next door property, Paki Maui, you'll see Honokowai beach park


Walking on the beach from our property down to Kaanapali.

Maui Sands Resort is actually the very last unit that you can walk on the beach for miles all the way down to Black Rock in Kaanapali. “Walk on the beach” being the key words! Other properties might boast they have a private beach or a little cove or something but you won’t be able to take a long sunset or morning strolls more than 100 yards in either direction on the beach. It would just be too dangerous to walk on the lava rocks and cliffs from one cove to the next.

Kaanapali Beach was voted nicest beach in the US and Black Rock is one of the top three “must snorkel” places to on Maui! I personally have seen eagle rays, turtles, Hawaiian monk seals and dolphins right in front of our property. Other properties north of Maui Sands you have to actually walk on the road onto our property then walk on the beach to Kaanapali. Were talking about a 2–3 mile stretch of beach and your at one end.

Maui Sands Property Highlights:

Direct on the ocean facing the islands of Lanai and Molokai

1 assigned parking spot. NO resort or parking FEES

Four acres of impeccably maintained grounds

Large grass areas with tropical foliage and lush tropical gardens

Unheated freshwater pool (90% of pools in Hawaii are unheated)

2 BBQs and large laundry facility

Sunset views directly over the ocean. (See the green flash!)

Quiet and peaceful old Hawaiian property

Lots of open space and older tropical trees

No need to drive anywhere to snorkel swim!

2 tropical reefs right out front of property

Surf, kayak, snorkel and swim right at Maui Sands

The reefs provide a great baby beach for small kids at low tide

Walk from our property on the beach for miles towards Kaanapali

Walking distance to world class restaurants (Dukes, Roy’s, Hula Grill)

2 BBQ grills, large pool, soda machines, restrooms

Turtles eat every morning right off our reefs!

Our Beach: It moves!

Since were at the very end of a 3 mile long stretch of beach, our shoreline changes drastically depending on currents and storm systems far away. If you're staying right in the middle of middle of the 3 mile stretch of sandy beach, you're probably NOT going to notice the movement and you'll have a sandy beach all year around. But at the very end of any beach, you’ll notice the changes. By the way, right in the middle of Kaanapali Beach is Kaanapali Resort, which is a very expensive area of the island and that’s where you’ll find the Hyatt, Sheraton and Westin Resorts.

Typically during the summer months the ocean currents move the sand north towards our property and our beach grows. This is due to the increased tropical activity south of the islands. During the winter months the Alaskan storm systems push the current and the sand south towards Kaanapali and our beach comes and goes. But, a sandy beach to plant your towel down on is never more than say the property next door. Don’t’ bother asking if it’s sandy when you plan on coming because it can change drastically just overnight! It all depends on the currents and storm systems around the islands and sometimes we get effects from storm systems or hurricanes as far away as Australia and Fiji!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Kory Skolnick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Kory Skolnick

please enjoy our vacation rental. We tried to make it like home!

Kory Skolnick purchased this condo in 2006

Why Kory Skolnick chose Maui

We recently decided to rent out our 'home' to vacation renters so that we could spend more time with our grand children on the mainland. We lived in it for 2 years before recently deciding to rent it out in the vacation rental market. The difference between our condo and other vacation rentals is that ours was our 'home' and it will feel like home to you! We only rent it out on a limited basis so please check the online calendar for rental opportunities!

What makes this condo unique

You can walk all the way to Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock ON THE BEACH! Take romantic hour long strolls during sunset and at keep your eye out for the florescent animals in the sand! Every condo's north of our property you have to walk on the street first then walk thru our complex to go to the beach and walk to Kaanapali.

Directly across the street you'll find a scuba and snorkel shop for all your beach rentals but, don’t forget, this unit has boogie boards, towels, beach bags and umbrellas! Also located across the street you’ll find the 'Fish Market', Okazua Deli and Pizza Hut.

100 yards south you’ll find an 'ABC' (Convenient) store for any last minute necessities.

Just past the ABC store you’ll find a outdoor shopping mall which has a grocery store, a Maui Dive Shop, a local(s) bar and a Mexican and Italian restaurant. You’ll also find a Jazz bar called Java Jazz. It’s a combo Jazz/Wine Bar, Coffee Shop, Fine Dining Restaurant which features wonderful live jazz music nightly.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

12 feet from the ocean! 2/1bath, Ground Floor, Modern, Large Unit!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time we had at the Maui Sands!

We just left and already missing it. Friendly atmosphere. Beautiful and quiet faculty. Clean. It felt like home. Kory and Nora are superstars for taking care of us. Very attentive. Being that we were on vacation, we didn't pack too many toys for our 1 and 3 year old. We were pleasantly surprised when a bin of books and toys appeared at our door, courtesy of Kory and Nora.

Thanks guys. Highly recommend and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot for a vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful week on the island of Maui. This condo was a nice place to rest in between all of the activities that we did. It is very clean and well stocked. (although there weren't enough beach towels for the 6 of us)

My only complaint would be that the management wasn't readily available to help with any issues that we had.

#1. There is supposed to be 1 key inside and 1 key in the lock box. We did not have a key inside. I notified them immediately upon our arrival and they never came to fix the problem. We had to use the lock box for our entire stay (pain in the butt!).

#2. We had specifically rented this unit because it was listed as having a queen bedroom in the 2nd room. Upon our arrival we discovered that the 2nd room was 2 twins. That didn't sit well with my daughter and her fiance. I texted the management to ask if it could be fixed and they never responded. Now, of course I realize that maybe they didn't receive the text, but they had responded to me about our first issue....but they never fixed the problems.

All of that being's still a nice place and I would be willing to stay there again. But the other couple with us had to sleep on the couch!

Time for new management???

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our Maui Sands unit 5C and would love to have you back. Sorry we didn't get your test messages. We added an additional number to our instructions in case guests messages have problems. Additional key has been replaced and in the unit's closet, there was, and still is, a special pad with sheets that you can use to place in between the twin beds after putting them together. This converts the twins into a large California king size bed. Guests can choose to leave as twins separate for children or put them together for couples.
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my kids do not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The first day we arrived here in Maui, my daughter stood in front of the sea wall against back drop of ocean and rainbow right outside of the balcony, and she was so happy. We love the great location, walking distance to everything. We did not figure out that you can swim in front of the ocean until 2 days before we leave!! The trick is to get into water from the right side of the condos via stairs. Go into between two reefs. Then swim in between reefs. I swam all the way to the park and swam back in front of the unit. I do not have to drive to anywhere. I wish I knew this earlier!!! On the last day, we had to leave a bit late and the manager was able to let us stay a couple of hours later so my kids can rest up for late night flight!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

Traveled with a group of adults and enjoyed the condo. Kitchen is well equipped and modern, appliances are newer. The beds were nice and the shower was good. We appreciated the cooler, and used it for one of our day trips. It's quiet, parking is included in the price (no parking fee!) and I thought the price was excellent.

This location may not appeal to all, because even though you are on the ocean, it's not the "sand forever" beach like one would get at a more resort-oriented property. Having said that, we did go swimming, several times, right in front of the condo and it was great, you just need to navigate around some short reef walls that are on the floor of the ocean. We had some surprising success snorkeling right out front, too, because of those reefs.

The whale watching was excellent here (March) and we saw sea turtles, crab and various other creatures right out front.

Location-wise, I liked that it was away from some of the more tourist populated places, even though I was a tourist, too! :-) I liked being able to come back to someplace quiet. There is plenty shopping (food, souvenir, coffee, snorkel rental, etc) all within a short walk, and if you need that "miles of sand" experience, just turn right or left out of the parking lot and you're there in five minutes.

You may wish to rent a car if you use this location, as we did, but you won't use a lot of gas--we did a lot of activities elsewhere and only filled up one time (besides when we returned the car). If you just want some quiet time on the ocean or are going to utilize one of the many bus tours on the island, you won't need a car.

I thought the management was easy to deal with but you should be aware that there is basically nobody at the site if things come up. You're provided with contact info--we didn't need to use it.

Condo worked great for us and I would recommend it to people who are open to getting out and experiencing Maui on their own. If you're the room service type, you may want to stick to a resort.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, tx

Best girls' trip ever

  • 5 of 5

Came to Hawaii for the first time with 5 lady friends. This place was perfect! You can hear the ocean as you sleep. Amazing views from inside and out. Kitchen is great for preparing your own meals or numerous stores, restaurants or a farmer's market in walking distance. Everyone surrounding the complex and area extremely friendly. Can't wait to come back and bring my family!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed during the month of May and everything that is said by the owner in his description is absolutely true. The ocean is right there in front of you with a wonderful view of Molokai and Lanai, fantastic sunsets, wonderful beach in front which was perfect for snorkelling as long as we timed our activities to the tides (great for beginners or expert snorkelling and not far from Honolua where the best snorkelling in Maui is). We saw turtles (many on the beach and in front of "our" beach), whales, monk seal, eels, many coloured fish, lobster, octopus, etc. The pool was wonderful and our granddaughter had the time of her life on the beach and in the pool where she learned to swim. The grounds were large and well kept and my granddaughter and I picked wonderfully fragrant plumerias off the ground every night for the table. The location was perfect with tiny shops, restaurants and a large grocery store near by to pick up what we needed and with a vehicle rental we were able to see Halekala Crater, South Maui, Road to Hana, and north Maui over to the Olivine Pools. My husband & I loved this condo, our 2 sons, our daughter-in-law and our granddaughter loved this place which made it especially hard to leave after having spent a month becoming a part of the community of Honokowai. We would highly recommend this condo and would definitely go back... we hope in the next couple of years. Thanks so much, I miss Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Kapalua Airport

No need to go anywhere! From your unit you can watch turtles every morning, see whales sitting on your couch or watch your guest snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, fishing paddle boarding right in front of your unit. Plus, the bushes are gone on the seawall now and your view is 100% better! Sand comes and goes with the surf and season. Summer times we have a sandy beach in front of your unit, during the winter the waves come from Alaska which moves the sand south of our complex. But, if you want sand in the winter, just walk 100 feet down the beach! The sand moves and we cannot predict if their will be a sandy beach during your stay!

Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

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Special Rates
Oct 19 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Jan 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
April (Mid) - Dec 15
Apr 17 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub Shower Combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom King Size Bed. 2 twins in second bedroom. Pull out sofa sleeper.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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