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Ocean View-Upfront #277 Dolphin Bldg, Kaanapali Beach $250+

Bedrooms 1
Space 744 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Villa #277 in the 2-story Dolphin Building has a superior location with excellent views of the ocean and swimming pool. Kaanapali Beach is just steps from the front-door and perfect for swimming, snorkeling and walking on the warm, golden sand.

Your private, covered tiled Lanai is on the 2nd floor and measures 7 feet x 14+ feet; larger than some lanais.. Up-front Lanai location is wonderful for eating meals, whale watching, viewing ocean & swimming pool, and the soft music from local musicians that play at the Castaway Cafe on a few evenings of the week.

Hawaiian style Dolphin building offers peace and true relaxation unlike modern tall high-rise buildings. The friendly Castaway Cafe out front is convenient for a cool drink or meal.


(907) 232-5833

Stairs to entrance at 2-story Dolphin Bldg.

No elevator. Tight-Spiral-Staircase from living to bedroom. (Not suitable for children or persons with disabilities to go up staircase).

1 Bed/1 Bath....sleeps only (2) Two persons.

Comfortably upgraded with granite counters and large tile flooring. Leather furniture. Comfortable pillow-top Cal-King size bed in loft bedroom (up spiral staircase). Bedroom has 37' HDTV and Living room 42" HDTV: both with Blueray/dvd/cd player and ipod.

Small Safe for valuables.

Wireless internet access from anywhere in the condo.

• CAL-King Bed in Loft -2 GUESTS MAXIMUM {NO exceptions}


• Living room Large 42' HDTV

• Loft Bedroom 37' HDTV

• VIEW of Ocean & Pool

• Internet Station/ Wireless Internet Access

• Two Swimming Pools: 1 @ Dolphin Bldg/1 @ Coconut bldg at back of resort

• Small Gym

• coin-operated washers/dryers across from Pool

• Shuffleboard; BBQs at resort

• Ocean view restaurant

• Small convenience store in lobby

• Whalers Village - 15 minute walk

• Beach Rentals out front for boogie boards/chairs/etc.

• Resort/Parking charge $18 daily + paid to front-desk.

• Smoking Prohibited in condos; but allowed in designated areas on Resort Property outside

Keywords: 1 Bed Ocean-view upfront next to beach and pool

State of Hawaii Tax Reg #W01302456-01 (New Hawaii Tax ID TA and GE #202-382-5408-01).

More Details

Property Manager
George Nelson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2017

About George Nelson

Mr. & Mrs. Nelson

Have owned the condo since the 1980's

George Nelson purchased this villa in 1985

Why George Nelson chose Maui

Villa #277 Dolphin Bldg. is one of the best locations!

Ocean and Swimming Pool views. Steps from the sandy Beach: wonderful for swimming and snorkeling and walking on the sand. Low-rise 2-story.

Private Lanai.

What makes this villa unique

Superior location. Fantastic views of Ocean and Swimming Pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mark gunning
Sep 2012
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Lahaina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Cal King pillow top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean View-Upfront #277 Dolphin Bldg, Kaanapali Beach $250+
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 27 reviews

Amazing location! Sitting out on the balcony was our favorite part.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo! Great location on the property, looking out at the pool and ocean. I was a little nervous at first paying via check instead of paypal, but George & Cynthia were prompt and organized throughout the entire process. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay area

Our Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

The views, the property, the ambiance everything one could want from a trip to Maui. this was our second stay in #277 this year. The condo is immaculate, leaving little to desire. Bed is very comfy (I'm a difficult sleeper). Pool is very clean, property impeccable. Only wish was for reliable umbrella. We hope folks can use the simple one we left.

Thank you again to George and Cynthia. We'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing stay at the MKV, and especially loved the unit we stayed in. Lots of space, large kitchen, enjoyed having the loft bedroom, and the view from the deck was stunning. The condo was well stocked with everything you could think of or need. Would easily return for another trip. Thank you George & Cynthia! Nicholas & Nicola

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA

Amazing and beautiful as always....Thank you Nelson's

  • 5 of 5

This unit is absolutely beautiful and the Nelson's are absolutely wonderful! You simply cannot beat this location, the views are spectacular and the unit is updated and gorgeous. We are repeat renters and will continue to choose this unit. Mahalo George and Cynthia for the opportunity.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario CA

A perfect honeymoon vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect honeymoon in Maui, while staying at Maui Kaanapali Villas, Dolphin Building #277. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. Front desk staff were very kind and helpful. The parking lot is very convenient, we were able to get a spot very close to the condo every day. The condo is very clean, spacious, and has an excellent view of the pool area, and ocean. Everything we could have asked for. Our favourite part about the condo, was the location. It was far enough away from main attractions (like black rock, and commercial resorts) so it was quiet and relaxing around the pool and beach area, but within walking distance if you'd like the make the trip down the beautiful beach walk. We snorkelled with sea turtles on Kaanapali beach, and watched dolphins playing one morning while eating breakfast at the restaurant "Castaway Grill" located in MKV just steps from the condo. I would highly recommend this condo, while visiting Maui. We were very sad to leave this beautiful place, but we will definitely be visiting again! A huge thanks to the owners George and Cynthia, for making our honeymoon so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Relaxing and fun vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Unit #277, Dolphin Building, Maui Kaanapali Villas! The owners, George and Cynthia, were great to deal with, from the time of our initial inquiry, through to signing the rental agreement and making payment, and finally following up with us after our stay. The staff at the resort were also very friendly and helpful, and made check-in and check-out seamless. The unit itself is very spacious, clean and tastefully updated. All the comforts of home were provided. The lanai overlooking the pool, with a view to the ocean and sunshine all day long was great - especially when the whales were jumping not far off shore, or when the "happy hour" entertainer serenaded us in the late afternoons! The pool and beach at the resort provided hours of sun-soaking pleasure. We enjoyed the best restaurant meal of our trip at the on-site "Castaway Grill." Maui Kaanapali Villas provides well-maintained and beautiful grounds, and the resort feel is very friendly, relaxed and low-key. Parking access was excellent, which is a rarity at many resorts in Maui. The resort is along the "Beach Walk", a stretch of sidewalk that runs for several kilometers past the hotels, condos, restaurants, shops, parks and golf course along the coastline. We enjoyed going for runs and walks along the Beach Walk, including a 1 KM walk (one-way) to an amazing coffee shop (Island Press), and approximately 1.75 KM to Whalers' Village for shopping. Many thanks to George and Cynthia for enabling us to enjoy a memorable vacation! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

***CALL OWNER*** to see if the dates you want will have a DISCOUNT Applied (907) 232-5833

Add: Hawaii state TA tax 9.25% and GE tax 4.17%.
Cleaning fee of $160.42 per stay

The Front-desk collects a Daily Resort Fee of $18 + tax payable to Front-desk at check-in time.
Two (2) people maximum occupancy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.