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Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ma'alaea is Maui's best kept secret. This is where the best whale viewing is - but only for the residents of the handful of condominiums along the shore of Ma'alaea Bay.

Beautiful, recently remodeled unit less than 50 feet from the ocean. Fabulous view of Haleakala. Watch whales and manta rays frolic from your lanai. Maui's best surfing wave - the Freight Train - is 100 yards away. All this, and absolute quiet - other than the sound of the surf lulling you to sleep.

Walking distance to several shops, restaurants, the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and Ma'alaea Harbor for whale watching and Molokini snorkel/scuba tours. The property is very quiet for a restful and relaxing vacation, but close to the many activities that Maui offers. It is 5 miles to Kihei, 8 miles to Kahului, and 15 miles to Lahaina.

We have very comfortable beds in the two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa if you need more space. The Tradewinds Deli, a wonderful little convenience store with daily hot specials, is right next door for last-minute amenities, Island produce and a great variety of beverages.

A small local beach park at the end of our short road marks the beginning of the well-known Sugar Beach. You can walk unobstructed for several miles to Kihei along this lovely sandy stretch.

Hawaii Tax ID: W10780602-01 (Marilyn Leland) and W63599587-01 (Meera Kohler)

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Meera Kohler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Meera Kohler

The property is named Aurora Sands - signifying the union of Alaska (Aurora Borealis) and Maui (endless sand beaches and azure waters.) The property is owned by two women friends in Alaska. Hawaii Tax ID: W10780602-01 (Marilyn Leland 907-441-1866) and W63599587-01 (Meera Kohler 907-952-6161)

Meera Kohler purchased this condo in 2009

Why Meera Kohler chose Maui

Living in Alaska, we like to get away to warm and sunny places in the winter and Maui is perfect. We decided to buy a condo for ourselves and our families and as an investment for vacation rentals.

What makes this condo unique

Ma'alaea Yacht Marina, at 30 Hauoli Road, is a small property with 45 condos and an on-site resident manager. Many of the owners live in their condos, so you will feel like you are part of an extended family when you visit. The pool, barbecues and grounds are impeccably maintained. Each unit has a dedicated parking space and there are several spots for visitor parking as well. Our unit is a first floor unit, but we are elevated about six feet above the ground on the ocean side so that a spectacular view and complete privacy are assured.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo
average rating of 4.857143 based on 63 reviews

The Only Condo To Stay In While In Maui !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the third visit to Maui and the second time we stayed in this condo. When we return this will be the only condo we will consider to stay in. The owners were very friendly to accommodate our every need, the condo itself including all the amenities were more than we could except. Shopping, sight seeing, and dining were within walking distance. The harbor is close enough to enjoy watching all the boats come and go from the ocean excursions. No need for air conditioning, just open the Lanai doors and enjoy the afternoon trade winds and the views are spectacular also.

We stayed 1/16/2017 thru 1/24/2017 and enjoyed watching the mother whales teaching their young how to dive, what a wonderful experience.

I consider the owners condo, my second home away from home, and the owners a new found friend also.

Consider contacting the owners direct.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owning a vacation rental condo has been a very enriching experience for us as we meet and get to know wonderful folks from around the country and around the world. You and your family will always be welcome in our home, Jerry!
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Great place for the family!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our trip. It is in a great location and had wonderful amenities for the entire family. The location of the boat harbor provided for a secluded and protected beach for the kids (5 & 1-1/2 years) without worry for rough water. Being able to eat every meal on the lanai overlooking the water and watching the boats come in and out was absolutely amazing. There are a few great restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquel, calming and convienent

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, modern condo 30' to the water , and a short walk to the best smoked Prime rib ever!!

Great breakfast store , shopping a 100 feet away and a pieceful setting, unlike the hustle of WAkkaki beach

Whale viewing from the Lanai inside. We will stay hgere again

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet well appointed Condo in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Aurora Sands and loved every minute.

It is quiet, well monitored and support staff at hand if necessary.

The harbour beach a few steps from the door provided quiet waters for a swim workout in the mornings

followed by tea on the balcony watching for turtles and whales.

I was impressed by the little things, such as all needed cooking utensils, spices, garbage bags, were all present. Large beach towels were provided and maps and magazines of things to do in Maui were plentiful. It was our second visit and we would be very happy to return next year.

Highly recommend it if you want a peaceful holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Aurora Sands. The view from the lanai was spectacular and enjoyed our morning coffee watching the boats leave every morning. The location was great and was easy to access different parts of the island. It was also really nice to have the beach gear available to use. Owners were excellent to deal with and always quick to respond. We would definitely recommend this spot and hope to be back again to enjoy it ourselves

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Marina location with the best rises!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time while in Maui. The Maalaea Yacht Marina location is ideal for those that want to enjoy both ends of the island. You literally feel like you are in the middle of of everything. We were able to sit on our patio and listen to the waves hit the rocks, watch the sunrise and just relax. A short walk away we could go watch the turtles feeding in the surf, enjoy the small beach in the marina, watch the daily excursion boats come and go.

For those that are young or young at heart.. The local marina offers a variety of things to do along with a fun sports bar for enjoying the company of others. There is a cute little local market for getting those last minute items, a gas station with convenience store located within walking distance and many other larger grocery stores within about a 20 minute drive. Management on site was very helpful and those full timers were so friendly and willing to offer tips of what to do.

We love Maui and enjoyed our time there. Hated to come back to the cold, wet northwest. We very much appreciate Marilyn and Meera for sharing their beautiful condo with us. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Perfect size for four adults. Made us not want to leave....

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Nov 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Maximum occupancy is 4 adults. Up to two children under age 12 may be added at an additional fee of $10 per person per night.

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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Walk-in showers in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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