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Ocean Front Condo - Ground Floor unit with Beach Just Steps Away!

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 10 nights


Maalaea Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Are you ready for some beach time? Maybe some 'down time?' Our A+ rated and recently updated, ground floor, oceanfront unit, is where you will want to spend your Hawaiian Vacation in Paradise. Call or e-mail now to ask questions and get more information about our Condo. Call early to make your reservation.

Location, Location, Location!!! Just 15-steps to the warm white sands of Sugar Beach is our number one selling point! Unit #120 is a ground floor OCEANFRONT unit which allows very quick and easy access to the beach. Guests have commented that when they arrived in the condo the "wow factor" due to the the proximity to the ocean, and the view from the condo were much better what they were expecting.

Low Season Rates (APR 16 - DEC 15):

$175.00 per night + HI State Tax of 13.416% + Cleaning Fee, & VRBO Reservation Fee.

High Season Rates (Dec 16 - APR 15):

$285.00 a night + HI State Tax of 13.416% + Cleaning Fee, & VRBO Reservation fee.

Christmas Holiday Rates (Dec 20 - Jan 1)

Minimum stay of 10-nights (Christmas Only)

$300.00 a night + HI State Tax of 13.416% + Cleaning Fee, & VRBO Reservation fee.

****Check Out cleaning fee of $105.00 paid by guest.**************

VRBO has recently (2016) updated their policies and now charge a reservation fee with each booking. This is a variable charge and is determined by them. You will see this charge shown as a service fee when you make the reservation.

You can make reservation and payment directly through this VRBO website and use Credit Card for your payment. If you would like to pay with a personal check, cashiers check, or Paypal, please let owner know so we can set up an alternate payment methods.

Easiest way to make reservation is directly through this website. The owners have 24 hours to coordinate the reservation and confirm its availability. The information we need to set up your reservation include:

1. Number of Guests

2. Names of all Guests

3. Home and Cell Phone Numbers

4. Your Home Mailing Address

5. Confirmation that the normal check out time of 11:00 am on the date of your departure will work for you. Should you need or desire a later check out time, this can normally be set up in advance with an additional charge (1/2 of daily rate plus 13.416% HI tax). Contact owner if you will need a "Late Check Out" - good up until 9:00 pm on the date of your departure.

6. Confirmation that you are aware of our cancellation policy (see below).

Our Condo is well equipped and gets frequent updates. The owners typically come and use the Condo two times per year, so we get to manage the updates and improvements by personally seeing and using the condo. We like the condo to be well maintained, clean, operational, and very comfortable.

Staying in a ground floor unit allows you to simply slide your lanai door open and extend your living space out on to the grass. This is so convenient, especially when traveling with kids who love to get out doors and play without being confined to a balcony. Our units prime location allows you the flexibility to pull the lounge chair out on the grass or sink the beach chair and your toes into the warm sand. Located just steps away from the 'heart' of the Sugar Beach Resort, you will find the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, putting green and 6 BBQ grills right at your disposal!

It is easy to see why the Sugar Beach Resort is a top rated property to spend your Hawaiian Vacation.

The Sugar Beach Resort is situated right in the center of the Island on the outskirts of Kihei. Located on the longest stretch of sandy beach on the Island of Maui (approx. 5 miles long) and just a quick 10 mile drive south of the Maui Airport will have you at the ocean's doorstep in no time flat. Being centrally located allows quick and easy access to other parts of the Island. Just a 5 minute drive to Maalaea Harbor. About 25 minutes west to Lahaina and 30 minutes west to Kaanapali. Head east, the other direction and in just 5 minutes you will be in the heart of Kihei and 15 minutes will have you in the resort area of Wailea.

Although our family enjoys the evening sunsets and dinners cooked at the BBQ grill there are many great restaurants on the Island to choose from along with many great activities to fill your vacation with wonderful Hawaiian memories. To name a few; golfing, snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking ,fishing, whale watching, hiking and bike riding.

A couple of recommendations:

Consider buying the book “Maui Revealed” by Andrew Doughty. Probably available in your local Barnes and Noble. The book gives an insider view of suggested things to see and do while on the island.

Our favorite Restaurants -

1. Mama’s Fish House (Great Seafood and nice atmosphere for Adults - Expensive, but wonderful).

2. Kihei Caffe - For Breakfast if you are Hungry! (cash only) - Great Food excellent portions.

3. Hula Grill - Beachside/Sand Cafe: This is the casual part of restaurant. Menu is not extensive, but you sit outside put feet in the sand and enjoy some Hawaiian Music.

4. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Lahaina (atmosphere is memorable, but expect a long wait). You can do some shopping while you wait.

5. Sansei - Kihei: Sushi is their speciality.

Surfing -

1. Recommend Maui Wave Riders. You can rent boards in Kihei, and return them to a different location such as Lahaina. They give lessons if needed.

2. Paddle Boarding is lot’s of fun too. You can rent these right at Sugar Beach Resort with Maui Sights and Treasures.

Snorkeling: The first 2 listed have bathrooms, clear water, and a beautiful beach. Best to go in the morning before trade winds pick up.

1. Our favorite place is in Makena. “Maluaka Beach”

2. Kahekili - Airport Beach in Kaanapali

3. Ahihi Cove: Makena (no bathrooms and rocky beach, but nice cove to snorkel in)

Hikes -

1. Waihe’e Ridge Trail - We have enjoyed this trail.

2. Waihe Valley Trail - (my wife and her girlfriend’s really enjoyed this one).

To help you with any issues that could develop during your stay, we use 'Maui Condo & Home, LLC' as our licensed on-island representative. PH: 808-879-5445

Maui Condo & Home, LLC can certainly help you with booking our Unit as well as other condo's on Maui. We look forward to sharing our little piece of paradise with you!!!!

Booking Policies - By booking our condo - you are accepting and agreeing with the 3-policies below:

1. Cancellation Policy: For a deposit refund, less a $150.00 fee, cancellation is required 30 days or more prior to arrival date. For cancellations received

within 30 days of arrival or after arrival date, Payments will be retained. If the space can be re-rented, a pro-rata refund will be issued less a $150 fee.

2. Smoking Policy: No Smoking Allowed in Condominium. Hawaii is a non smoking state, which mean anyone who smokes has to be 20 feet away from any building or structure. There are specific smoking areas on properties. The front desk will have this information. No one is allowed to smoke inside the condo or on the patio/lanais.

3. Pet Policy: No Pets Allowed

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

(HI Transient Accommodation Tax ID: TA-084-064-4608-01)

(HI General Excise Tax ID: GE-084-064-4608-01)

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

Gary & Kara Moore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Gary & Kara Moore

My wife and I first met in Waikiki while on vacation. This immediately made Hawaii a special place for us. Our family lives in Littleton, Colorado just on the outskirts of Denver. We are lucky to have some great travel benefits due to my employment as an Airline Pilot, which allow our family to go to Maui several times a year. We normally take 2 annual vacations over in Maui spending typically 2 weeks at a time (1 month per year) over in Maui, and rent our condo out the rest of the time. We have 3 boys who consider Maui their second home. It is always a joy for our family to relax on the beach, play at the pool and to enjoy the many sights and activities that Maui has to offer. We hope that we are able to share our little corner of the world with you and your family. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you on planning your next vacation to Maui. Aloha - Gary & Kara, Littleton, CO.

Gary & Kara Moore purchased this condo in 2001

Why Gary & Kara Moore chose Maui

Maui is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Working as an Airline Pilot I have had the unique chance to travel and stay at many places in the world, and have always found the Hawaiian Islands and Maui in particular to be a great place to go. Maui offers some of the nicest beaches of all of the Islands. They frequently say 'Maui No Ka 'Oi' which simple means Maui is the best! We had stayed several times at the Sugar Beach Resort and really liked the location and the friendly atmosphere we found there. You can't get any closer to the beach and water! It is only 15 steps from the Lanai of our ground floor Unit to the white sands of Sugar Beach! Imagine having your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail just a few steps from the beachfront. Our beachfront is sandy and is great for sunbathing, swimming, boogie boarding, snorkeling, building sand castles or simply walking the shoreline. We have 5-miles of soft white sand for walking or jogging right in front of our Resort. Our Family goes to Maui 2 to 3 times per year, which allows us to make sure our Condo is 1st Class. We are constantly upgrading and updating our Condo to make sure it would be rated as an A+ Unit We receive from feedback from our guests who compare our Unit with others at the Sugar Beach Resort, and it is very common for guests to write us and comment that our Unit was the “best equipped and the nicest unit they have stayed at while vacationing at the Sugar Beach Resort”.

What makes this condo unique

If you book directly through this website, you can make a credit card payment for your reservation. If you contact the owners we can set up alternate payment methods including acceptance of a personal check (USD), cashiers check, or we can send you a private invoice from Paypal.

When making Reservation - A $750.00 payment is required to hold your Reservation.

There is a 13.416% Hawaii State Tax added to your nightly total.

Balance of Payment due is 35-days prior to the start of the reservation.

Check in Time is after 3:00 PM

Check out Time is before 11:00 AM

If you have a late flight off the Island - you can pre-arrange for a late check out up til 9:00 PM. The cost to guarantee a late check out is 1/2 of the daily rate plus tax.

Cancellation Policy: For a deposit refund, less a $150.00 fee, cancellation is required 30 days or more prior to arrival date. For cancellations received within 30 days of arrival or after arrival date, payments will be retained. If the space can be re-rented, a pro-rata refund will be issued less a $150.00 fee.

No Pets are allowed.

No Smoking is permitted in the condo. Limited designated area's are available at the Sugar Beach Resort. Not able to smoke in condo, or on the Lanai's/Patio.


based on 55 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Condo - Ground Floor unit with Beach Just Steps Away!
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews

Great beach front family condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo 120 at Sugar Beach had it all. It was steps away from the water, pool, BBQ's and all you need for an amazing vacation. The condo is up to date, comfy and has everything you need to enjoy each day. The beach chairs, boogie boards, mini cooler, and umbrella, made the beach day convenient and amazing. The King bed was very comfortable and my kids enjoyed the fold out couch bed. You could open the doors and hear the waves from the ocean from the living/dining room area. The sand at Sugar beach is just like sugar. Perfect beach to build sand castles, run, sun bathe and enjoy taking in the maui breeze. The views are amazing and the sunsets were even better. We enjoyed our time at Sugar Beach and WILL be back! Mahalo

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right on water, beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Great place. I won't repeat what others have rightly raved about in other reviews, but will add that there are two beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and two boogie boards for you to use (in case you are considering packing or buying some on the way there). And, there was conflicting info on the app/website about beach towels--they DO provide them. The on-site sandwich shop (Sand Witch)was also very convenient when we needed a quick bite or a tiki drink. We also had excellent massages from the on-site Maui Massage. If you are traveling with an infant like we were, these on-site conveniences are great!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

After a long and horrible flight, it was so wonderful arriving at the condo which was everything it promised to be. Literally steps to a soft, sandy, swimmable beach, it was equipped with more than expected! Every piece was lovingly picked, from the adorable Hawaiian shirt bowls to the pictures on the wall. The bathroom was my favorite of the three rentals we had visiting the Hawaiian islands. Clean, updated, and plenty of space to put your own toiletries. The condo was perfectly situated with the beach straight ahead and the pool steps to the left. The location for beach walking was ideal, as you could walk soft sandy beaches barefoot for miles in either direction!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Twain Harte (Sonora) CA

Well furnished and nice location

  • 5 of 5

Unit 120 is very nicely furnished and was more like staying in someone's home than a condo. We enjoyed walking on the beach (right in front of the lanai) and the grounds are well kept. The TV and electronics have been upgraded and internet worked well. The bedroom is a bit small and there is no place to put a suit case except on the floor, but that was not really an issue for two people. There is a nice dresser to unpack your things in if you prefer. There are lots of extras like beach chairs, ice chests, boogie boards, etc. The owners did a great job of providing pre-trip planning information.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Island visitors

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful condo. Everything you need right at your fingertips.

Our family loved it. Thank you Moore Family!! The beach is just steps away, the view is glorious. Snorkeling sites were close by, shopping was easy to get to as well as restaurants and of course shaved ice. What a perfect place to spend a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Mandeville, La

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of any criticisms. The beach was within steps of the back doo and the condo is very well stocked (boogie boards, beach chairs, big spray, sunscreen, reading materials, small cooler, etc). The sunset from the grassy area just off the Lanai is breathtaking. Convenience is an understatement. Less thsn 20 minute drive to get to Costco/WalMart, Mama's Fish House, the airport, Maui Ocean Center and the Ma'alaea Harbos Shops (gifts, dining, drinks). I would not hesitate one minute to stay here again or recommend it to a fact, I have already recommended this resort and this specific room to two friends and a family member.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului (OGG)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Witch (Located on Property)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many to choose from in Kihei
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sugar Beach (25 steps off the Lanai)
Car: necessary

Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Paddle boarding, Skim Boarding, Zip Lining, Jet Skiing (summer), Whale Watching, and one of the highest comments in our guest book is the enjoyment of having a 3 mile stretch of beach that is beautiful for morning or evening walks!


Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 1 2017
10 night minimum stay
Winter Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
10 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 13.42%

You can set up and make the reservation directly through this website. Owner will have up to 24 hours to confirm your reservation. If you book through VRBO website, they will take a credit card for your payment. We require a $750 deposit for your reservation and the balance would be due no later than 30 days prior to the start of your reservation. You will receive a reminder 35 days prior to the start of your reservation that the balance of your payment is due.

Normal check out time is 11:00 AM on the date of your departure. Should you need a "late check out", this can be arranged through the owner. There are additional charges for this. The rate to extend up until 9:00 PM on the date of the your departure would be one half of your daily rate plus 13.416% HI Taxes. This extension and additional fees will be calculated manually by owner and handled after you make your reservation. It is subject to availability, and will need to be confirmed by owner.
Cancellation Policy: For a deposit refund, less a $150.00 fee, cancellation is required 30 days or more prior to arrival date. For cancellations received within 30 days of arrival or after arrival date, Payments will be retained. If the space can be re-rented, a pro-rata refund will be issued.

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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 622 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • 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 ...
  • 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 -
  • Recently updated Walk-in Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Flat Screen TV in Bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access and free long distance phone service to US and Canada

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