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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean! Nothing but the lull of the waves!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

One of the best condos in Maui (with the reviews to prove it)! (Hawaii Tax ID: W89686450-01)

The beautiful pacific ocean is 25 ft away from your lanai! Listen to the waves and see the stunning views of Lanai and Molokai. During whale season, you can see whales all day long. The condo itself is designed as something I would expect from an upscale Maui resort. So it's very well appointed and very comfortable. Including a new high end Sterns & Foster Queen mattress! A vacation condo should feel like home and somewhere you look forward to returning to.

I've put a lot of work into the place and care a lot about the condo and your experience in it. You can see that reflected in the reviews! :-)

Check out the beautiful, custom shower! Finally got around to remodeling the shower and it came out amazing. All slate, river rock, and quartzite. There's also an Alsons shower head that provides a 'rain' effect or more traditional water flow. I'm stoked about it and you will be too. :-)

Note: There's been some erosion on the beach directly south of the condo. So the nearest beach requires a couple block walk. There are also plenty of beaches within a 5 minute drive of the condo. The sea wall and lawn directly in front of the condo are unaffected.

I keep my calendar updated. If it says condo is available, it is. I know it's frustrating when you see an available condo and it's just due to folks not updating their calendars.

Key Amenities: Air Conditioner, new high-end mattress, 600 thread count linens, free reserved parking, wired/wireless super fast internet (100mb down/10mb up), flat screen TV, remodeled kitchen, remodeled shower, and lots of small amenities like a hair dryer in the bathroom and juicer in the kitchen.

Check out the Google Map below with some great recommendations for eating and activities. See the video for the view off of the lanai.

My name is Jim Tierney and I recently purchased this condo to live in 3 months of the year. I recently finished remodeling it and it came out beautifully. Since I'll be living in it, the remodel was necessary to make it someplace I'd want to stay. So this is not a normal rental unit where everything was done on the cheap! I love the Westin and their Heavenly Bed, so that was my target in creating the space (minus all the noise and timeshare sales pitches :-).

I figure there's two things people want from a Maui vacation... 1) to see and hear the ocean from their lanai and 2) to get some sleep. :-) As for the ocean, the condo is 25 feet away from the ocean so you can sit on the lanai and watch the waves crash into the sea wall or the sun set over the wide pacific and disappear behind Molokai. When it comes to sleeping I'm pretty particular about the mattress I sleep on, so it was important to find a good mattress that rivaled what I expect from the Westin. It's wrapped up in designer bedding and 600 thread count sheets. In February 2016 I got a new high end Sterns & Foster Queen Mattress. It's amazingly comfortable and I think you'll find it's wonderful to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.

It's a wonderful, luxurious space that will give you everything you want from a Maui vacation. I look forward to having you experience it for yourself.

If you're into cooking, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. You have all the cookware necessary for a complete meal and then some. The dishes, glassware, and tableware are all beautiful and will make having dinner on the lanai at sunset feel like a 5 star restaurant. You are also a couple minutes away from a market that specializes in local and organic foods, if you're looking for fresh ingredients.

There's also a brand new air conditioner, which is not common in vacation rentals.

Of course, there's the usual stuff, 32' flatscreen TV with DVD and cable, high speed internet with WiFi, speakers to plug an iPod into, hair dryer, small library of DVDs, and even a desk to write postcards on or check email (not that you'd be doing that on your vacation). There's also stuff like beach chairs, a boogie board, snorkel equipment, and beach towels. The couch becomes a queen sized, simmons sofa bed to accomodate kids or another adult. This IS a sofa bed. It's a nice one, but like all sofa beds it's not the paragon of comfort, especially for adults.

There are two pools. However, this is a residential condo complex (meaning folks live here year round) so the pools aren't resort quality. There's no waterslides, bars, spa, lifeguards, or attendants handing you towels. They are nice, clean pools, but more modest than you'd find in a resort. Of course, the condo has pool/beach towels for your use and it's easy enough to mix up your own drinks in the blender. :-) There's also a couple day spas a short distance away.

The unit is adjacent to a sandy beach which is great for swimming and snorkeling or just laying out. There's a grassy area directly in front with a gas BBQ, tables, and chaise lounges. You're one block from restaurants and shopping. It's an excellent central location to go north to Kapalua or south to Kaanapali, Lahaina town and the Lahaina Harbor.

The condo is non-smoking and is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs.

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Jim

Hi, I'm Jim Tierney. I live most of the year in San Francisco and escape to Maui whenever I get tired of the foggy weather. I run a small software company and have the good fortune of being able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. Luckily that's the case with Maui, so whenever I get an urge for whale watching, diving, or laying in the sun it's no problem coming over. I love diving and the diving in Maui is spectacular, there are some really beautiful spots. I also have a passion for photography, particularly whales and outdoor scenes, so you'll see some of my work on the walls of the unit.

I hope you'll check out my place. I put a lot of work into it making sure it was a livable space for when I'm there. So I think the standards I have for the condo is much higher than most rental units.

Jim purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jim chose Maui

I bought this because I'll be there about 3 months of the year and I wanted something on the ocean. A friend of mine lives in the same building so I was very familiar with the property and all it offered (ok, so mostly it offered the ocean about 20 feet way :-). It's amazing to watch the sun set during the summer, see the whales during the winter, and listen to the waves all year long.

What makes this condo unique

A wonderful view (did I mention you're 25 feet from the ocean :-), a high-end, very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and air conditioning.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) A high-end mattress that is better than the Westin's Heavenly Bed. We use 600 thead count sheets and designer bedding. The sofa can be used for 1 adult or children. It was the best sofa bed I could find on island, but some adults find it lacking. Please inquire if you have concerns.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean! Nothing but the lull of the waves!
average rating of 4.8690476 based on 84 reviews

Great View and Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 5 nights January 2017. Great location and view from lanai is perfect. Very clean with a comfortable bed. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

View is excellent and we liked the location. Our main critique would be to have a real bed frame instead of the cheap metal frame on a tile floor.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice quiet spot

  • 5 of 5

You have a simply lovely place Jim. Thank- you very much. My wife and I both enjoyed our short stay at your condo. The location is the perfect, out-of-the way haven to rejuvenate and rest up. The condo very clean and well kept and has every thing you need when away from home. All we had to do was just buy food in Lahaina. There are good beaches are close by. Jim, thank you for the detailed instructions regarding places to see and visit. I had an excellent birthday supper at Roy's in Kaanapali as you suggested. We can't think of any negatives about this condo...thanks again...Ruth and Craig

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location on Maui, IMHO

  • 5 of 5

Whale and dolphin watching from the lanai every morning. Sea turtles in the afternoon, and gorgeous sunset views directly from the condo. Ive never spent so much time at 'home' on vacation. Great spot. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Sometimes the best thing to do on vacation is just sit on the lanai and let the ocean whisper to you. It's certainly something I do a lot when I'm there. Glad you enjoyed it! :-)
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Excellent Accommodations for a Couple

  • 5 of 5

To stay at this rental in Maui is to be immersed in Maui. One is right there with the ocean... waves beating against the seawall, lounge chairs on the lawn next to the seawall, and watching the clouds, sea life and waves from the lanai anytime of the day or night. I prepared most of our meals and found the kitchen to be so well equipped for everything. Cannot think of anything to add other than adding lighting under the cabinets over the sink and stove would have been nice. The bed was comfortable and we could hear the waves all night. The shower was terrific... just like a waterfall and very pleasant and lush bath towels. In addition to all of this, Jim has boogie boards, snorkel gear, noodles and beach chairs and towels. A small cooler was perfect for beers and sandwiches to take to the beach. TV with cable, ipod connection for music and other electronics. Everything we could ask for was right there! This location was also perfect for us... not as crowded as other areas, close to Lahaina and to beaches along the northwest shore. Most beaches we frequented were minutes away from us.

This was simply a wonderful vacation of two weeks and we could not have been more pleased staying at Jim's slice of heaven! We will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy, gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Jim's condo sits along the water and has the loveliest view of the water as well as the sun setting. The lanai is situated so you have some privacy. It is also sheltered from the wind, so you can sit outside late into the evening. The condo is cozy and is very well appointed with artistic flair. Jim has added some unique touches, such as a large stone lined shower which really adds to the charm he has created. My spouse and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were able to really unwind and relax in complete comfort. There are little shops and restaurants nearby, all within walking distance. He recommends several that we tried with success including a really yummy coffee shop that opens very early! We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Restaurant
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S-Turns Beach
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Farmers Market
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Java Jazz
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Honolua Bay
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Hula Grill
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Black Rock
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Star Supermarket
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Thai Chef
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Ultimate Whale Watching and Snorkeling
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Maui Taco
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Cool Cat Burgers
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Sensei Sushi
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Kobe Sushi
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Kush Art Gallery
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Maui Hands Art and Gift Gallery
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Mr. Wine
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Lahaina Farms
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Barnes and Noble
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Secret Beach
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Hana - How to see it

Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit.


Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter2 - 2017
Jan 20 2017 - Mar 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2017
Mar 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Mar 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.4%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Lower rates may be available for stays of 7 days or longer, last minute stays, or other situations.

The $300 deposit is refundable if the reservation is canceled prior to 45 days of your stay. Within 45 days it is not refundable. Once the full amount has been paid (due 30 days prior to your stay), it is also non-refundable. If you do cancel within 30 days, we will make every effort to re-book the condo as we would prefer not to charge guests that don't end up staying. If so, you'll be issued a refund for the amount that we are able to re-book. Unfortunately, last minute bookings are somewhat rare. Most folks plan Maui vacations well in advance so most likely we will not be able to give you a refund.

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