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Watch the sun set over the island of Lanai from your Maui lanai (porch). Whales, waves, and palm trees are also part of your view.
Cottage has open-beam ceiling, tile floors throughout, and French doors making this cottage unique and charming. Full bathroom with shower and tub indoors and additional outdoor shower with private enclosure gives you an added option of enjoying the jungle surroundings, with a warm shower under a fragrant plumeria tree after a day at the beach. Yard is full of specimen plants and fragrant trees.
This quaint cottage is furnished with the highest quality items (100% cotton sheets, Italian dishes, Spanish tiles on the floor) and new furniture and appliances, including washer/dryer, BBQ, AC, and ceiling fans. It is also includes a fully equipped kitchen and a DVD, and CD player. The property has wi-fi.
The property itself is fully landscaped with mature tropical and exotic plants and flowers. The surroundings have a private feel, and include an additional outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. The porch is situated facing the ocean with beautiful sunset views. A dining table and chairs accommodate outdoor meals on the lanai.
The area is a family neighborhood on a quiet, tree lined street that receives little traffic. It is only a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Keawakapu Beach a wonderful location for swimming and great sunset watching. At night you can sometimes hear the ocean from the lanai.
The neighborhood itself is located in South Maui ('the sun coast'). In this area it rarely rains, and it is usually sunny with cool ocean breezes. From this part of the island you can see the islands Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, and Molokini. To the south is the Wailea Resort Hotels area, only one block from the cottage. Wailea is the most exclusive part of Maui with 4 golf courses and scores of shops and restaurants, including the luxurious Shops of Wailea. It is also home to many hotels, including the Four Seasons, Grand Wailea, and Kea Lani.
To the north is Kihei, with more moderately priced restaurants ranging from local Deli's, Thai food, Sushi, and healthy eateries, and shops including video stores, movie theatres, and late night bars. All of this is within a 5 minute drive from the cottage. Best of all, Grace Cottage is only a 10 minute drive to fantastic snorkeling, diving, and the State Park at Makena Beach. The area is also a wonderful place for biking.Maui is called No Ka Oi, which means 'Maui is the best'. Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is the favorite; and the Wailea area is the best of Maui.
The property owner is a 28-year resident who will tell you about secret spots that the average tourist will never hear of along with the well-known points of interest.
This place was great for us. The living room futon was an adequate single bed and the queen-sized bedroom futon was comfortable for us. We arrived on a hot day and were exuberant that the house had an air conditioner. The appliances were great and the shower worked wonderfully. Easy to find and less than a mile from the beach.
The lanai is large and absolutely gorgeous surrounded by fragrant trees and outfitted with comfortable chairs. You do look over about 15 houses to see the shoreline but you can see the ocean, and the sunset views are awesome from the lanai. It is in a residential neighborhood, so you can see your neighbors, but that was fine; we saw none of them. Christine was readily available over the phone, but we didn't see the owners during our stay.
We look forward to our return!
This cottage is perfect for two people. We were here for two weeks as we explored and enjoyed Maui. The location of the cottage is perfect, just blocks from several great beaches. The kitchen is well appointed, and we made several meals here during our stay. Though the owner is not on site, she was very attentive to our needs when we called with a couple of small things that needed to be fixed (just light bulbs and a DVD that wouldn't work). She had them taken care of within one day. The only suggestion we have at all would be to have a better boxspring and mattress in the cottage. Other than that, a perfect stay!
Quiet clean. Nothing fancy. The tv could be updated given the price you pay
Grace Cottage is located in a perfect spot to explore all of Maui. You are in a quiet residential neighborhood between highway 31 and the main beachfront strip (S. Kihei Rd.) where you will find dining, stores and anything else you need.
The neighborhood is so peaceful. Sitting on the lanai for meals or just relaxing was a major highlight. The outdoor shower (with full privacy) was a huge plus. The second bed is a futon but this is a perfect cottage for a couple.
We wouldn't recommend walking to the beaches with gear as it'll take you about 20 minutes but you're just a couple minute drive away from free parking at multiple beaches. Better yet, drive north on Kihei Rd. past the condos, park on the side of the road and find your own stretch of beach.
This is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax with access to everything without feeling like you're staying in the middle of everything.
The third visit to Grace Cottage found everything in perfect condition. The views from the lanai of sunsets are improved with the new and comfortable patio furniture. Sending friends and family photos of the moon rising over Haleakala is super quick with the new high speed internet access. The outdoor shower is still a highlight of the day. Grace Cottage is so relaxing that this visit took less than 24 hours to adjust to the Maui pace of life we enjoy so much! Already planning the next visit.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Cleaning fee charged for stays of less than 7 nights.
The property has a DVD player with monitor and CD and AM/FM radio. Internet WIFI can be used for watching TV shows, news and movies from your laptop. No cable, satellite TV reception.
Fifty percent to reserve. Balance due 3 weeks before the start of the stay.