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Unit #502 Premium Unit

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 only)

Premium ocean view condo with the best location (2nd unit from the ocean end), on the best beach, and the best part of Maui -- at the Mana Kai. Located at the north end of Keawakapu Beach, you've got a mile long beach and some of the safest swimming and best snorkeling to enjoy.

To keep our unit in the best condition for your stay we are constantly updating. 2015 has brought a newly renovated kitchen for you to enjoy with bamboo cabinets and granite counter tops.

Generally the trade winds keep you cool and comfortable, but every room has a ceiling fan and air conditioning. The building has free Wi-Fi for guests and is smoke free. There is a reserved parking spot for you and a laundry room at the elevators in the center of the building. Gas BBQ grills are available on the lawn.

The only thing between my unit and the ocean is the pool and grassy lawn for lounging. Being second from the ocean end of the building, the waves tranquilize you to sleep every evening in our king size beds. Both bedrooms have unobstructed views of the ocean so that you can always enjoy the view. Because of the floor plan of the unit, it may be rented in 3 different ways - as a 2 bed/2 bath full condo, as a 1 bed/1 bath full condo, or as a hotel room with just a bedroom and a bath.

The building is small enough to have a warm friendly feel but large enough to offer some great amenities such as a general store & deli,surf shop & rentals, yoga studio, a superior restaurant(the 5 Palms), and an activities center to help with any bookings you may need. Located just blocks north of Wailea, you have easy access to many golf courses, the Shops at Wailea, and all that south Maui has to offer.

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Patty Cowles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2017

About Patty Cowles

A friend told our parents about the Mana Kai back in 1987 when I was just an infant. They had always stayed on the north end of the island for many years prior and when they heard of the dryer weather, less traffic, and the friendlier more convenient environment, they had to try the Mana Kai. After one stay, they were sold! We rented units for many years until the time came that they could purchase their own little piece of paradise. We have been very fortunate to spend our spring breaks on the beach every year and our family memories of the MKM are the best! Now my brother and I have been blessed to take over ownership. Coming from Montana we keep our unit tropical in color and design. We want to feel like we are in paradise when we walk in the door.

Patty Cowles purchased this condo in 1997

Why Patty Cowles chose Maui

The Mana Kai is so easy & convenient, especially with children. You can sit on the lawn, watch one in the ocean and one in the pool at the same time. Whenever you need something, the condo can be reached quickly as well as the deli/general store. This is one of the few places my father truly relaxes. He loves being right on the ocean, listening to the waves and reading under a palm tree. A feel of being totally away, but right in the US so the office is a phone call away.

What makes this condo unique

Everything is right there - a true place to rest and relax as much or as little as you want. The island is full of activities and places to see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay in your unit at the Mana Kai. Not much snorkeling since the kona winds were blowing hard and making the surf very rough, but just being in the warmth and sun were great. Came back to snow, ice and slush (had to hike up our road at 1:30 AM to get home), so we really miss it!

You have thought of everything one could need in your condo…so well-supplied! The beds were comfy, linens great, and what a location! We enjoyed the Maui books and pamphlets under the TV, especially the Hawaii bird and fish books. Took your advice and went to Kimo’s one night (great spot) and brought in Maui Tacos a few evenings….perfect. Also made it over to Mama’s Fishhouse near the airport for a final lunch before flying out…fabulous.
Jan 2011
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Unit #502 Premium Unit
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 19 reviews

Warm Aloha in 502 Mana Kai

  • 5 of 5

Patty was perfect to work with in setting up our Hawaiian vacation! The condo decor was tropical in feel. If was very comfortable. So well equipped in the kitchen, to the beach supplies- something for kids to adults. A million dollar view! Location is our favorite in Maui. Beach, water, snorkeling, hiking, shopping, restaurants all easily reached.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Customer Service/Beatiful Unit

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in Patty's unit #502. Her response time to my inquiries and questions were very quick, she was wonderful to work with. We have stayed many many times at the Mana Kai but never on the ocean end of the complex until now. Gorgeous view, condo very very well stocked, beautiful and comfortable unit. The unit still has the sliding partitions between the living room and the A unit bedroom so it was very comfortable to share with our friends. We wonder why so many of the remodeled units have removed those doors. The only place to stay is the Mana Kai! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, I really appreciate when guests let me know how much they enjoyed their stay. We strive to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible so that we can share what is so special about the Mana Kai to our guests. Thank you, Patty
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Love, love. love

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Patty's little piece of paradise. The best beach front location in Maui. We saw dolphins our first morning from the lanai. Everything you will need is inside and outside. Listening to the ocean waves at night is the best. Cannot wait to go back again. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoy our unit. Return guests are the best!
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Antioch, CA

The ONLY Place to Stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

This is the best beachfront property on Maui! Everything you could possibly want is right outside your door. The condo is beautiful, comfortable and newly renovated. It also has the most amazing view and listening to the ocean every night while you lie in your king size bed can't be beat! I wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you D. So glad you enjoyed our unit and love the MKM as much as we do.
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Manhattan Montana

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just beautiful and relaxing!! .. Great beach décor, relaxing cool colors, perfect location. You just feel "at home", can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mana Kai Maui is Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite vacation spot is Maui. We have been coming here since the 80's and have stayed at the Mana Kai every time. (not every year-12 visits) We feel so lucky to stay at the Cowles condo. It is on the best beach on Maui; you literally walk right onto the beach from the property. The condo is like a home away from home. We have seen this property upgrade and change over the years; it just gets better & better. Why stay anywhere else when this is the BEST!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mama B. I appreciate you mentioning the updating that we continually do to the unit to keep it fresh and comfortable. Repeat guests are my my favorites as you do notice, and give me feedback. It feels good to share our special place with such great folks.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kahului, Maui OGG
Nearest Barpub
5 Palms
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Palms
Nearest Beach
Keawakapu Beach out the door
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The ground floor of our building has many services to make your stay even more relaxing and convenient.

The 5 Palms Restaurant features full ocean views and outdoor seating and is one of the top rated restaurants on the island. Enjoy breakfast through dinner with their fine selection of regional dishes. The bar, with a fresh sushi bar, is perfect for pupus at sunset. To see seasona specials and more information visit

Maui Yoga Path, an Iyengar Yoga Studio with renowned Yogini Deni Roman, offers a variety of classes. She caters to all levels from beginner to advanced. What a great way to start your day! You'll find class schedules and more information at

Zach's Deli and General Store is available for a quick meal, newspapers, and necessities.

Hawaiian Style Activities desk can help you book any activity imaginable with great pricing. Check to see what specials they have going on and advice on local entertainment.

Last but definitely not least, you will find the sports rental shop. Get your kayak, paddleboard, or snorkeling equipement from them. It's so convenient to go downstairs and pick up your equipement for the day.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.42%

Operating under Hawaii Tax ID:194-591-1296-01. A refundable security/reservation fee equal to one night's stay is due to confirm your reservation. Full rental amount is due no later than 30 days before your stay. Cleaning fee is waived with a 7 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 has a walk-in shower. Bathroom 2 has a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Cal king size beds in both bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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