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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 8

Luxury and location combined! This 2,700 square foot 3 bedroom, 3 bath penthouse condo on two levels is a true Hawaiian paradise. The Sands of Kahana is a luxury condominium resort located midway between the world famous resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Kahana Beach is just below your bedroom- a lovely, sandy beach located entirely within the Sands of Kahana.

The sunsets from the lanai are legendary - a perfect excuse to stop and appreciate Hawaii's natural beauty at the end of the day. Every amenity is supplied - air conditioning, free high speed Internet and Wi-Fi, a computer and printer for guest use, a spa tub with ocean view in the master suite (all bedrooms have a bathroom ensuite), stereo system with iPod docking, flat screen HDTV in the living room and additional TVs and phones in each bedroom.New clock radios w/ iPod playing/charging docks are in each bedroom.

Beach towels, music and video library and a closet full of beach items are there for your use.

Open the windows and hear the soothing sounds of the surf! Brand new tropical furniture and carpet, spacious rooms and bathrooms, huge, fully equipped kitchen and sweeping ocean and island views from your lanais complete the picture. More than 70 excellent restaurants are 1-15 minutes away, featuring everything from family and ethnic fare to elegant ocean side dining. RIght across the street we have the best pizza on Maui at Dolly's, the award-winning sushi bar Miso Phat and a newcomer- the amazing Pacific Rim cuisine of Keoka.

The Sands of Kahana features lighted tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball court, beachside pool and separate children's wading pool, hot tub, fitness center, small putting green, koi pond, 16 granite-topped gas BBQ units, award-winning beachside restaurant, surf and boogie board rentals and a concierge and activity service.

More Details

Cindy Vinson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We want to thank you for renting your gorgeous home to us.

We had a fantastic time! Your home was perfect for our family. Everyone had plenty of personal space as well as plenty of space for gathering together.

We appreciated your well stocked kitchen! And a very generous supply of towels!

Everything was wonderful!

The view is beyond words!

At most anytime we looked, we could see whales spouting and playing around.

Also... Several sea turtles came right up on the beach.... And numerous turtles came on the beach just south of the grounds of the Sands.... Where the rocks are...

Your home is so beautiful and sooooo comfortable!

If we ever get to go back to Maui, we will certainly check with you to see if we can rent from you again...

We all wanted to refuse to leave..... :-).

We enjoyed the island... Powered hang gliding in Hana, the road to Hana, going to the blow hole .... And all the sights on that route, Ultimate Whale Watch, snorkeling (Bob's Snorkeling.... To get the prescription goggles), swimming in the ocean, Haleakala, sea turtles, mixed lunch plates, fish tacos, gelato, Honolulu Cookies, Ono shave ice.... And so much more.

This vacation will be a fantastic lifelong memory for all five of us!
Feb 2014
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Kahana (Maui) Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The condo is very large, with 2,700 square feet of living space. All rooms are large, with 3 lanais - two with direct ocean views and one with a view of the west Maui mountains. Sands of Kahana is a full-service resort with an on-site, beachside restaurant and bar, beach equipment rentals, activity concierge, tennis courts, putting range, sand volleyball, separate children's pool, fitness center, etc. Day ferries to Lanai and Molokai are nearby in Lahaina. Local entertainment includes many Luaus, Hawaiian music venues, magic shows, hula shows, etc.


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful penthouse

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the stay. The location is amazing with easy access to so many fish and turtles. The house is quite spacious for a large group with many rooms. You can't beat the view. Cindy and Bill are so on top of things for the rental. They go out of their way to ensure everything is good for your stay. They contacted me immediately upon booking and once we arrived. You are guaranteed a good time

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views-well equipped-best location!

  • 5 of 5

We would never stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jan! We're so happy to be your " go to" place to stay in Maui! We agree that in Maui it's all about the location and great oceanfront views- not to speak of the beautiful beach right below the penthouse! We love the casual, natural atmosphere at the Sands - lovely tropical grounds, beach volleyball, tennis courts, putting green, restaurant and bar by the pool and great new kid's pool and spa. Come back soon!
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Louisville, KY

Relaxing in Maui

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 enjoyed the spacious condo with three private master suites. The kids pool was perfect for our toddler. We used the wonderful assortment of beach equipment and toys on the property and at nearby beaches. We loved being in a quieter section of the island, with easy parking and access to everything Maui has to offer. The condo has the best equipped kitchen, beautiful furnishings and breath taking views from every window. Thanks Cindy for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sharon! We agree that the penthouse is in a perfect location- super easy to get to Kapalia, Kaanapali or Lahaina, but in a quiet, uncrowded beachfront location. Having the largest square footage of any west shore condo makes spreading out and relaxing so much easier!
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Berkeley, CA, USA

Sands of Kahana

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing - it doesn’t get any better than this penthouse condo! We walked in and were thunderstruck by the ocean and island views! It feels as though you are floating above the ocean from almost every room and the sunsets were the best I’ve seen - vivid pink and purple sunset tones with both Molokai and Lanai in full view. This place is really huge - 3 bedrooms and three baths with each bedroom a suite of it’s own and even an upstairs second mini-kitchen. Our group of 7 was really comfortable and we never felt at all crowded. We’ve rented a lot of condos and houses in Maui over the years and this one is tops- Spotlessly clean, beautiful furnishings, kitchen with gourmet equipment, blackout tropical woven shades on the windows and Maui-made soaps, shampoos and lotions. The beach closet was full of great stuff to use at the beach, plenty of towels, beach towels, extra sheets, etc.

What more could anyone ask for? Added plus- the owners, Cindy and Bill, are delightful to work with and patiently answered all our questions about Maui, activities, restaurants, etc., even though the binder they provide for guests in the penthouse is extensive and up to date.

We enjoyed the casual restaurant in the resort (macadamia nut pancakes for breakfast —Mmmm!), workout facilities, put-put golf and sand volleyball court. We ran out of time to try the tennis and basketball courts, but you can’t do everything! The location is right between Kaanapali and Kapalua and is much less crowded than those areas, with quick hops to either area for restaurants and activities. There are many restaurants within easy walking distance - we liked Dolly’s Pizza and the great sushi place across the street. Oh- at least two farmer’s markets within easy walking distance too.

We hated to leave and we will be back as soon as humanly possible!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Joshua- we're very happy that you loved those views of the ocean and the sunset as much as we do! Do come back next year after we complete the kitchen and bathroom remodels in April - they will be stunning!
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay in. The condo was beautiful, clean and had breathtaking views. The amenities that were already there as well as the available beach items at our disposal made the vacation relaxing and enjoyable. As my son said when we got there, "why did you have to rent such a beautiful place? I might not want to leave the condo."

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Joanne! We're so happy that you found our penthouse as beautiful and comfortable as we do! The views of two islands and the amazing sunsets cannot be beat anywhere on Maui and having all the amenities- big and small- present makes a vacation so much more carefree!
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Bellingham, WA

Great location. Very well appointed condo with incredible views! Turtles, Whales, Surf, and Sun!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 adults and 3 older teens. The condo was a perfect fit for all us. The kitchen was well equiped. There were plenty of beach towels, and beach toys. We used the beachside Sands of Kahana gas grills for cooking when we weren't eating out. Those that snorkeled saw turtles every time. Those that didn't could see the turtles from the lanai. We also saw whales breaching and spouting! Everyone in our group agrees we will be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you loved our penthouse enough to return next time you visit Maui! We hope you'll return and enjoy the complete kitchen and 3 bath remodel that we have scheduled for April, 2018! It's hard to imagine better views of the sunsets, sunrises, neighboring islands and of course, our favorites- the turtles and whales. We enjoy providing lots of beach supplies and toys for our guests and a very well-stocked kitchen with everything you could possibly need for those who enjoy cooking.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

A cleaning fee of $250 is charged per reservation. A refundable $500 damage deposit is required at time of reservation. Rental fees are due 30-90 days before the reservation begins, depending on the season of the reservation. All reservations of 10 days or more will have their rental fees due 90 days in advance of the beginning of te reservation.
Hawaii visitor taxes (GET and TAT together) of 13.25% are required to be charged on all lodging on Maui
Stays of less than a week are booked at owner's discretion as availability dictates.

Hawaii Tax ID is #W33890867-01
Sullivan Properties is the local agent
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