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Rich Rachner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Kaanapali Alii---Premier Top Floor Unit---Beautiful Views---NO EXTRAS!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

The Kaanapali Alii is in West Maui, 5 minutes north of Lahaina, on beautiful Kaanapali Beach, which is the prime location on Maui. The Alii is an Oceanfront Resort, located between the Marriott and Westin, and has a fabulous new courtyard and 3000 square feet state-of-the-art fitness center. Whalers Village, with restaurants and shopping, is just a short walk down the beach.

Our family owned condo has been completely modernized, thus allowing us to achieve the coveted Premier rating. On the 11th floor, it is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath Premier-rated 1500 square foot unit with spectacular, ever-changing West Maui mountain views, and also overlooks the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course below.

While our unit was built with One Bedroom and a Den, it is in fact now a Two Bedroom Unit due to a major re-model a few years ago when we converted the den into a complete 2nd bedroom. We like to say 'it is priced like a One Bedroom, but lives like a Two'.

The Master Bedroom has a built in king size bed and the 2nd Bedroom has a built in queen size bed, sleeping four guests very nicely. We have two baths, a large living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, lanai, washer, dryer, and three flat screen LCD TV's.

You will want for nothing: there is a 24-hour front desk, 2 pools and Jacuzzi's, kiddie pool, tennis courts, and concierge; parking is free, daily maid service is included, fresh beach towels are provided each day at poolside, internet service is free; and there is no Resort Fee. Just like home, there is a BBQ area available for those sunset cookouts. And, the most beautiful Beach in the world is just a few steps away.

Keywords: Kaanapali Alii, Kaanapali Beach, West Maui, Lahaina, Hawaii

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rich Rachner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Rich Rachner

Owners Rich and Karen Rachner live in Brighton, Michigan, USA. We have owned at the Kaanapali Alii for 25 years, and we love Maui, Kaanapali Beach and the Alii.

We keep our 2nd home at the Alii completely up to date so that our guests are completely satisfied and want to return to our unit whenever they return to Maui.

Whether you stay with us or not, please feel free to call, we'll be happy to help.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Kaanapali Alii---Premier Top Floor Unit---Beautiful Views---NO EXTRAS!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue. My husband and parents in-law stayed at Rich and Karen’s lovely condo last May11-18 2015. Reservation was smooth and easy. Rich was quick to answer all my questions, very friendly and accommodating.. BONUS: He emailed me lists of recommendations - restaurants, activities and places to go see. This property is like full service hotel but better - housekeeping, maintenance, gym, tennis court, and concierge, fully stocked kitchen and, dining area. You have all you need. Lanai has an epic mountain view … we sure did enjoy hanging out and relaxing out there. Not to mention this property is walking distance to shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay at Rich and Karen’s condo. Everything was PERFECT! Owners are great people and condo was immaculate! Thank you so much! Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Natalie---your detailed review and use of the word PERFECT to describe your stay in our condo is very much appreciated. We try very hard to make things perfect for each guest, and your comments sure brought a huge smile of satisfaction to our faces when we read your review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Rich and Karen
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Our Favorite!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We had a wonderful time and the condo was perfect! We have stayed at the four big hotels in Kaanapali along with a couple of condominiums and yours by far was the best. We played tennis, used the gym, and watched the NBA finals in the gazebo. Your home is beautifully decorated and everything is well planned out. We didn’t need a thing and enjoyed all the comforts of home.

The waves were really big so there was surfing right outside the door and great snorkeling. Very nice! Everyone was very kind and helpful. We look forward to returning next year! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Elaine and Ken---thanks so much for sharing your feedback. It was especially gratifying to read that we were the "best place you have stayed" when compared to the "4 big hotels" and a couple of other condos that you have stayed at along our wonderful beach south of the Black Rock. Thanks so much, Rich and Karen
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised. My family and I will rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rick---the word "perfect" in your review was great to see, We look forward to your next visit. Rich and Karen
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 nights at this property. Overall I highly recommend this place, for following reasons:

-Great location, on Kaanipali beach and right between two other large resorts, and short walk from Whalers Village. And parking is convenient and plentiful.

-Ali'i complex has all the services of a large resort, including daily maid service, so you have the space of this large condo plus services of a large hotel.

-The reservation process was hassle-free and Alii was very communicative prior to our stay.

-Not oceanview but the views of West Maui mountains and golf course are tremendous!

-Very spacious condo and lanai...our daughter loved the 2nd bedroom.

Minor complaints:

- Very hot weather during our stay...the A/C didn't work well at first and had a hard time keeping up with the weather. But I think our visit was during unusually hot weather.

-TV in main room did not work properly. Alii maintenance responded quickly and tried to fix, but did not fix during our stay. But we weren't really there to watch TV!

-Expensive...but compared to other hotels on Kaanapali beach, it's very reasonable considering space you get.

Thanks for Mr. Rachner and Kaanapali Alii staff for making this a great stay. This area of Maui is so much better than anything in or near Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the outstanding review of our unit, very much appreciated. Shortly after your visit the entire Alii property underwent major infrastructure improvements, including new, energy efficient, super quiet A/C units and a major upgrade to the cable/internet/TV systems, which will completely solve the two issues you commented on in your review. And thanks for detailing the reasons for highly recommending the Alii and our unit. Rich and Karen
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Perfect Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent an amazing week at the Kaanapali Alii in this condo. We loved it so much. The condo is absolutely fantastic and perfect for our family. It's huge, and so comfortable. They've definitely thought of every want or need, and the kitchen is well stocked. We are enjoyed ourselves so much. I used to come here to the Alii with my parents when I was a kid. It's been at least 15 years since I last stayed here and I love it even more than I used to. I'm most impressed with the pool renovations and BBQ area. The Grill Master is the BEST!

As my husband said to me after he walked the length of the beach and saw all the other hotels, there's no need to ever stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sarah--thank you so much for your flattering review. Your words "fantastic and perfect" when describing our condo were music to our ears, and it was great to hear that you felt we thought of your every want and need. We were so glad that you came back to Maui after a 15 year break and stayed in our unit at the Alii. You are welcome any time, please come and see us again soon. Rich and Karen
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Cannot ask for a more welcoming condo!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the other reviews. This is a 5+ Star unit. The Alii is first class all the way. There was no problem contacting the owners, I received a timely response for any question I had. The owners spared no expense in upgrading their unit. We were a party of four and had plenty of space and privacy. There is an unbelievable amount storage in the condo. A well furnished kitchen with all sorts of utensils, dishes, serving trays etc. The unit is very quiet, peaceful mountain views and a peek a boo view of the ocean from the lanai, too. Very comfortable patio furniture made for some nice meals out on the lanai. A quick trip down the elevator and you are at a nice pool area and of course the beach is in your back yard! I cannot recommend it enough & IMO it is a great value for this upscale property. Mahalo Rich and Karen for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marlene---your 5+ star review and flattering comments were awesome for us to read, thank you so much. We also enjoyed getting to know you as a very nice by-product of the booking and trip preparation process---you were a joy to deal with. We hope you can become one of our many repeat guests. Rich and Karen
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Just 5 minutes North of Lahaina, the Kaanapali Alii is an oceanfront property, located on beautiful Kaanapali Beach, between the Marriott and Westin hotels, and just a short walk along the ocean to Whaler's Village and the famous Black Rock. The ocean is on one side, and the Royal Kaanapali Golf Course and the West Maui Mountains on the other.


Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

Daily maid service is included in the room rate. There is no resort fee, cleaning fee, or room key charge. Wireless internet service, parking, fitness center, daily newspaper and beach towels at the pools are all provided free of charge. The only extra is the 13.416% tax on all rentals in Hawaii.

3 Night minimum stay.

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A deposit of $1000 is required upon confirmation. It is fully refundable up to 14 days in advance. The balance is paid at check out. Both of these payments may be made by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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