Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
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 Lahaina
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice studio with full ocean view
My husband and I rented this condo during July and thought it was a great deal. The full ocean view is amazing, the neighborhood is very nice (with many nearby beaches), and the air conditioner kept us cool at night so we could sleep well! The bed was also as comfortable as advertised.
There is a small park just a few blocks south that we really enjoyed, especially early in the day. You can find a shady spot to park your beach chairs, then spend the whole morning swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the beach. The beach directly off the condo complex is also a perfectly good beach for a little dip! But, parts of it get covered during high tide, so you have to be careful.
The larger of the two pools was shut down most of the time we were there. We overheard from another guest that it was a problem with the pump. The smaller pool remained open and was clean, just a bit crowded at some times of the day (since the big pool was closed).
The condo is walking distance to Maui Brewing Company and a few other restaurants & bars, which is very convenient. Beach towels and some beach gear was provided, but the gear was very worn so we rented from the nearby (also in walking distance) Snorkel Bob's.
Make sure to note the amenities if you're planning on a longer stay. There is not a dishwasher or in-unit washer/dryer. The kitchen is very well stocked with appliances (coffeemaker, french press, microwave, blender/smoothie maker), pots and pans, and utensils for cooking. There is also a communal grill downstairs (with a picnic table right next to the sea wall - lovely!). You will need to bring your own oils, spices, and condiments.
Communication with the owner and on-site managers was excellent, and entry was easy. Overall I would highly recommend this place for any couple looking for an affordable romantic getaway with an amazing view!
Great view and location
Property has awesome view of ocean and other islands. Good accessibility to food and the beaches. Well taken care of so it makes for a very comfortable stay.
Great location and clean.
The condo was perfect for us. It was super clean, comfortable bed and nice kitchen and bath. The view was wonderful. We enjoyed the quiet location nd ease of checking in. Jim provided great details about the area. Would highly recommend.
The Lanai is truly an amazing view, saw dolphins and turtles out front daily. The condo was the perfect size and in a great location.
Don’t want to leave!
The views were unbeatable! Bed was extremely comfortable! Spent all our time on the lanai! Sunsets, stars, listening to the waves! Even saw some whales spouting at sunset! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Hopefully it won’t take another 25 hrs for us to come back!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Jim's studio apartment. The views were unbeatable, we loved watching for whales right off the balcony and the sunsets were incredible, and enjoyed going to look for the turtles every day. We enjoyed the use of the boogey board and beach supplies. Thanks so much for sharing your place Jim!
Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit.