270 Degree Views! Direct Oceanfront Corner Large 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Bill and Dondi's Mahana 1109 Condo
About Bill and Dondi's Mahana 1109 Condo
We have been in the hospitality and tourist industry for over 30 years, having owned and operated two hotels in the popular tourist area and wine country of San Luis Obispo, California since 1983, which has provided us the background to offer our guests one of the finest lodging experiences on Maui. Our family began vacationing in the Kaanapali area over 30 years ago and loved it so much that we became owners at the Mahana in 2000. Hawaii Tax number TA 006-210-1504-01
Bill and Dondi's Mahana 1109 Condo purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Bill and Dondi's Mahana 1109 Condo chose Lahaina
What attracted us to this particular area was the upscale resort and its peaceful setting, beautiful uncrowded beaches allowing long walks, water sports, and incredible views of the Pacific and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Our family was also attracted to its proximity to many restaurants and shops, many within walking distance. Our children especially loved the beach and the many activities of the resort including the pool and jacuzzi. We were particularly attracted to this unit since it was one of the few one bedroom condos we found on the island with both the living room and master bedroom being oceanfront with floor to ceiling windows providing the best of oceanfront views. It was also larger than average which was great for our entire family.
What makes this Condo unique
Our direct oceanfront views are truly stunning from the 11th floor. Many of our guests describe the view as like 'being on a cruise ship' whether you are on the balcony or in the living room or master bedroom looking through the floor to ceiling windows. Being on a corner, the 270 degree panoramic views of the Pacific with Lanai to the south and Molokai to the north as well as whale watching and beautiful sunsets are unforgettable. Even the guest bedroom has wonderful views from its floor to ceiling windows of the verdant dormant volcanoes of Maui. The resort amenities are for all ages, including the tennis courts, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and saunas. Kaanapali Beach is uncrowded and offers great water sports including snorkeling, swimming and even surfing. Sunning and strolling along the beach are popular or even along the new boardwalk that extends down towards Black Rock. The location of the resort is within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping, and is a short drive away to many more as well as world class snorkeling and golfing. The Mahana Resort is known for its superior quality of travel experience on Maui. Our guests enjoy the beautiful tropical interior and excellent maintenance of our condo as seen in our online guestbook.
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Wow!!! Perfect! Book it now! Million dollar view for a reasonable price. We just got back home and are already missing the condo and that view! According to my 2 teenage boys, the view was "epic" and I couldn't agree more! It looks just like the picture on HomeAway. It feels like you are floating in the ocean. Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets. If you want to impress your family with the wow factor, this is the place to go. The condo itself is also very nice. We live in North Carolina and have rented many beach condos/homes, so I speak with a lot of rental experience. Condos are not always as they appear on websites, but this one is! This condo is one of the best we have ever stayed in. It is very clean (which is very important to me) and the kitchen is very well stocked which is often lacking in beach properties. The size was perfect for our family of 4. The bedrooms are large and the family room provides ample seating, although we spent most of our family time on the lanai. The master shower is huge! We were extremely comfortable there together for 8 nights. Being on the 11th floor, I was a little worried that the elevators would take forever every time we wanted to go somewhere, but they were like express elevators, we never had to wait more than a couple of minutes. We were aware that the beach is not often usable, so that was not a surprise. The location was perfect for us. My husband and I had been to Maui once before, so we knew we wanted to be close to Kannapali beach, but a bit away from the crowds. The condo is right on the end of the Kannapali beach walkway, so you have access to everything that Kannapali has to offer (which is a lot), but when you are out on the lanai, you feel like you are all alone on the island. It is amazing how quiet it is out there. It is also convenient to Lahaina for restaurants and shopping. In addition, there is a strip mall within a few minutes walk with a grocery, Subway, pizza place, etc. The condo provides the perfect combination of peaceful isolation and entertainment options. The condo is well stocked with 4 beach towels, 4 beach chairs, a beach umbrella, boogie boards and snorkel gear so you don't have to worry about packing or buying those on the island. The owners Bill and Dondi are very responsive and a pleasure to work with. They even provide you with restaurant and activity suggestions before you arrive. I think I looked at hundreds of condos online and am so glad I booked this one. It was amazing!
The Mahanna is a beautiful property. Our unit was unbelievable. The views were incredible!
Bill and Dondi were great. Their information was perfect. Their place is beautiful!
Amazing view!! Great location!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Condo was exactly as described. We had amazing views, well appointed furnishings and comfortable beds. Pool and grill area were nice and grounds were well kept. Great location to all things Lahaina! Usually we are ready to go home by the end of our trip but we were so comfortable here, we could have easily stayed longer! We would definitely stay here again!!
The condo was so much more than we expected!! Perfect location! Perfect view! The condo is large and clean and equipped with everything we could possibly want!
Two Separate Bedrooms with two Private Bathrooms!
This was a great room for two couples! It was larger than expected with updated everything in the kitchen, plenty of towels, four beach towels, two boogie boards, and we especially loved the four beach chairs. We had plenty of privacy both in the room, and we couldn't hear anything from the adjoining place. The views were fantastic. One couple stayed in back bedroom, sliding two single beds into one. One bed was a little higher than the other so not the best for cuddling, but it was fine for us. We kept our door shut and kept the air on because we prefer a cool room. The view of the mountain was spectacular, seeing three rainbows in a week. The front Master is off the Lanai. The other couple left the sliding doors open to the lanai to hear the ocean at night so didn't have their separate a/c on, thus we didn't have to compromise and were efficient with the a/c. Although I would prefer a smaller table on the lanai and a king bedroom instead of two singles in the back bedroom, this was the best VRBO we have stayed in. the Aston Mahana totally cleans the pool and hot tub every morning before 8:00 a.m. There is one restaurant to the north at the pink hotel and three along the boardwalk to the south. The other restaurants were all in mini-malls which was my least favorite part of Maui. Slappy Cakes was good for breakfast and within walking distance. We easily arranged for a Lyft to the Sheraton Luau, and she was there promptly for the 7 minute drive, and then choose to walk back to the hotel - an easy 30 minute walk. We had absolutely no problems with the VRBO. As a previous review said...just do it. You will not be disappointed.
Trouble Free Stay
Definitely a beautiful view. The unit was clean and met our expectations. Well watching from the lanai was excellent and binoculars were provided in the unit. If I had to list any negatives it would be as follows; it would’ve been nice to provide some softer better quality toilet paper. The stuff provided was the absolute cheapest available and was unpleasant to use. Next, there are some crazy policies regarding having to do your own dishes and take out your garbage at threat of being charged additional money if not complied with. Not that big a deal though as the garbage chute at least is situated very close to this unit. There is a sign in the unit indicating that leaving any food of any kind out may result in an aunt or other insect invasion but we saw none during our stay.
The owners of the unit seem responsible and reasonable and did respond to my communications.
The pool and barbecue area was pleasant and well kept.
Note; The building is located beachfront however there is no swimming there. There is a sign indicating that you must not walk on the coral reef which is impossible to do if you want to go swimming in that location. A few feet into the water the reef Begins and continues for about 50 yards. The water in this area doesn’t get deep enough to swim in until you get at least 150 feet out so it is impossible to swim there without walking on the reef which is forbidden. This definitely should have been mentioned in the unit description. Imagine having a family with small children and not being able to swim there!
We appreciate your comments but we are surprised after receiving your email after your arrival stating, "Hello William, we checked into your property and it’s beautiful ....definitely meets our expectations. Check was simple and there were no issues with the property. My wife and daughters and I are looking forward to a wonderful week of relaxation and recreation ...thank you ...." Our rental agreement and VRBO listing is very informative about beach and access conditions. As this is winter in Hawaii, it is very common throughout the islands to have some fluctuating beach erosion because of the storms during this time. In addition, you can see from our lanai a larger beach next door to the Mahana, just a 5 minutes walk down the beach or by using the beautiful oceanfront boardwalk. Although all the Hawaiian islands are surrounded by coral reefs, which are the source for the beach sand, the waters off the Mahana Resort are popular for swimming, snorkeling and surfing.
As for "crazy policies" regarding our check-out procedure, it is a very common practice in tropical Hawaii to request that dishes be put in the dishwasher and trash taken out to prevent insects. This policy has been highly successful as we are rarely bothered by these
The toilet paper used in our condo has a 74% 4-5 star rating on Amazon.com. It is provided by our management company, the most popular management company in West Maui.
As we were in Maui during your stay, we invited you to call or write us at any time if you had any questions or concerns. We so much wish we could have explained/rectified all of your issues but unfortunately, you never contacted us. We hope you will be able to visit our beautiful island again in the future.
Bill and Dondi Watson
Spectacular 270 degree oceanfront, beachfront views, wrapping around the front corner of the building overlooking the beach. Located in a premier corner on the 11th (out of 12) floor with unbelievable views. Beautifully landscaped in a classic peaceful Hawaiian theme with tennis court. Free Hi-speed Internet Access and parking. World famous Kaanapali Beach right out in front for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching in season. Very convenient location to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, golfing, historic Lahaina, and Whaler's Village.