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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Oceanfront Penthouse Suite~ENJOY PARADISE~Perfect location and lots of turtles!

18 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is a two-story, non-smoking unit with two full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, and lanai. It can easily accommodate two couples plus kids or a family of six or seven. Probably the best feature is a two-story, open-beam ceiling living room, and lanai. A two-story, glass wall opens to a breathtaking view of the ocean.

As you plan your ultimate Maui vacation, don't settle for a 'partial ocean view.' The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite looks out on a huge ocean view and the pool, surrounded by meticulously-kept grounds. In the distance is the ancient Haleakala Volcano.

The Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is handsomely decorated with a Japanese-Hawaiian flair so consistent with the island's culture. The upstairs bedroom enjoys an open view of the ocean through the two-story windows. You can even see the ocean from the upstairs shower! The living room and lanai have a spacious feeling that literally mirrors the deep blue Pacific Ocean.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you will need for a quick breakfast or a gourmet dinner served out on the lanai. All the appliances are new including microwave, toaster, coffee grinder for fresh Kona coffee, and a four-speed smoothie machine so you can enjoy all the incredible tropical fruit available here on Maui.

The Ma'alaea Kai is simply the best maintained and most beautiful condominium-hotel along the Ma'alaea Bay coast. A huge, putting green-style lawn and bright blue pool are the only things that separate you from the ocean. Palm trees sway in the tradewinds and gorgeous tropical flowers bloom everywhere. In the last two years the Maui Sea turtles have made our condo their home. At times we count up to 50 of them feeding off the rocks right in front of the condo. You can walk right in and snorkel with them along with many other tropical fish varieties. Explore the ancient underwater caverns that are just past the surf. Unlike most other resort areas on Maui, Hauoli Street is a short (one-fourth mile) tropical walk to Sugar Beach. Just north, a two-minute walk takes you to Ma'alaea Bay small boat harbor and shopping at the Ma'alaea Harbor Village.

Sugar Beach is just a five-minute walk from the Ma'alaea Kai and is probably the quietest beach on Maui, and one of the longest. You can walk or run along this beach for miles and pass only a few other people. Sugar Beach is great at sunrise or sunset or for catching rays midday without another soul in sight. Because it is tucked around the bay, Sugar Beach is an ideal place for children to enjoy the ocean where waves and undertow are always safe.

The Ma'alaea small boat harbor is one of only a few such harbors on Maui. This is the island's main launching point to the crystal-clear, tropical waters of Maui. Snorkeling trips, deep-sea fishing, and sunset cruises all begin right here and you do not even have to park. Above the harbor is the Ma'alaea Harbor Village, a small but quaint shopping area with four excellent restaurants. The Maui Ocean Center is also located here and a visit is highly recommended. The General Store has reopened and has excellent food and almost anything you need for cooking meals. It has great coffee and pastries, I always enjoy shopping at the store.

The Seascape Restaurant is my choice for lunch and hosts a stunning open-air view of the harbor and ocean. Beach Bums is a great addition to the Harbor, you can have breakfast, while chatting with the local boat captains. The food is great and the price is great too. They also have a really nice Happy Hour...Mai Tai's are $3.50!

Sunrise from the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite is an experience in itself. Pre-dawn light brings the chatter of a thousand birds and iridescent blue waters. The trade winds ruffle the palm trees and caress your senses as you sit with your first cup of Kona coffee in the huge lanai. As the sun breaks over the ancient 10,000-foot Halealala Volcano, your face and your world are bathed in sunlight. Your penthouse is illuminated with a bright warmth that leaves you glowing. It is time to think about the day's activities or simply sit back and have another cup of coffee.

Ma'alaea Bay is Maui's most quiet, secluded, best-kept secret. It is truly the most centrally located vacation area on all of Maui, lying at the ocean front and between two volcanoes that formed the island. The old whaling port Lahaina is 18 miles to the north. Bustling Kihei is eight miles to the south, and it takes just ten minutes to drive from the airport to the Ma'alaea Kai Penthouse Suite.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Retired after 38 years in education! We will be enjoying Maui every chance we get! 🐢🐳🌴🌺💫🐠🏖

The Owner purchased this condo in 2002

Why The Owner chose Maui

Future retirement home, we love Maalaea!

What makes this condo unique

Relaxing by the ocean reading a favorite book, snorkeling, dip in the pool, and our very favorite is taking a boat trip, we love being out on the ocean! You will enjoy our home!

Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Penthouse Suite~ENJOY PARADISE~Perfect location and lots of turtles!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Redmond, Oregon
5

Smith-Haney group

  • 5 of 5

Don't have the words to express how wonderful this property is. We arrived with a group of eight, from grandparents down to nine year old twins. It was a little crowded, but can't imagine any other condo accommodating our horde as comfortably as this unit did. Clean, well stocked and a setting that can't be beat. Thank you Todd and Stefani for opening your condo to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! Mahalo, Stefani & Todd 🌺🌅🌈🌴🐠👣👙
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Detroit, Michigan
5

Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

We stopped here for our first 2 days on Maui. Convenient location just a short 10-15 minute drive from the airport. The condo is on the 4 floor and has an amazing balcony with an awesome view of Maalaea Bay. The sun rises were incredible. The place was clean and had everything we needed to our stay. The win rack was a nice touch...."Take one leave one.". I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! The wine rack is an extra treat for our guests. We look forward to your return. Mahalo, The Clark's 🌈🌺🌴🐬🐠
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Red Bank, NJ
5

Great Location, Great Views, and beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our favorite condo that we stayed at this past trip in Maui. We stayed at the Clark's condo for only 2 short days (since they were already booked) but it was a great start to our trip! The reservation process was smooth and the owners were very quick to respond to any questions and was proactive with getting us updated information.

The condo is ideally located right in the center of Maui. It is a great spot to be for day trips or even just quickly grabbing groceries, etc. Our most favorite part was seeing whales out on the balcony for sunrise and sunset (all day, really). It is whale season in Maui right now so you can enjoy whale watching right on your balcony, pool area, and walking along the marina. The condo was very clean, it is just as advertised in the photos but EVEN BETTER IN PERSON. The place boasts an amazing panaromic view of the bay and you could easily find sea turtles swimming by the shore. The pool area was very quiet, you can enjoy drinks by the pool and relax all day long. Just a few minute walk, there are restaurants and shops to visit. The beachbums restaurant has a great happy hour and my husband and I met a lot of great people (local and visitors) that we frequently saw and chatted with throughout the trip. We even went back there even after checkout! The General store is also a great place! It has everything you need: great breakfast. lunch and snack options.

Overall, our stay here was a great experience! We will definitely come back and stay again! Thank you Clarks for a sharing your place with us! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home on Maui! Aloha & Mahalo 🐳🌈🌅 Stefani & Todd
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5

Very nice centrally located penthouse condo with great ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

The Clarks were very prompt, communicative and helpful both before and after the reservation process. This condo offers great views of the ocean and Haleakala to the SE, and is located literally 30 feet from the water edge. The condo was comfortably furnished and had a great selection of beach toys/furniture.

While researching places to stay in Maui, I have to admit to being slightly worried about staying in windy Ma'alaea especially in the winter. The central location to both sides of the island made the decision for me. When we arrived, it WAS windy, but at a very comfortable level. My family of all ages enjoyed the wind and sound of the surf/ocean waves, and the tradewinds in the evening. We enjoyed our time at the BBQ place, the condo grounds and pool, The condo is walking distance to the lovely Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center and the PWF with some shopping/dining options as well, and makes a nice central alternative to usual tourist destinations of Lahaina/Napili/Kihei/Wailea/Hana.

I would recommend leaving the windows open including the living room shutters with just the mesh in place to allow for good ventilation given the condo layout. We had sporadic issues with the Internet and had to reboot the router twice daily to get it to work. Hopefully, this was an isolated issue.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Clarks condo, and would love to return again on our next visit. Thank you Stephanie and Todd!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise Idaho
5

Beautiful Penthouse condo with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

What a BEAUTIFUL and peaceful place to stay! Our family was visiting Maui and the owners were quick to respond and help us get into their condo the same day I contacted them. My experience with the owner was amazing, and then we saw the condo!! Super clean and spacious with beautiful ocean views from almost every room! It was a perfect space for our family of 5, with room to spare. It was exactly as described. We spent the majority of our time downstairs on the front lawn where the kids ruled the pool and every day at 1pm the turtles would come in to feed. The turtles were so fun, they came in every day like clockwork, and the water was clear enough to get an up front view of them. The balcony can seat 6 adults, where you can relax and enjoy the warm breeze. They have beach towels which were great for day visits to Kapalua beach. There was a cooler, snorkel equipment, etc. there to utilize, but we had brought our own. We highly recommend staying here, it is in the most desirable part of Maui, away from the large crowds but with easy access either way to Kihei or Lahaina. There is a cute little harbor right down the street with restaurants and an Aquarium. We hope to rent this home again in the future (we promise to give more notice!!), it truly made our trip a wonderful experience. 5 STARS!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha all. Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so glad we were able to accommodate your needs. We always appreciate it when someone else loves our condo as much as we do. We take great pride in our little vacation business and do our best to make it a fabulous experience...Mahalo...Todd & Stefani
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San Francisco, CA
5

Amazing view, well appointed, relaxing, and FANTASTIC location!!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed in the condo for 5 nights and we had the best time!

The kitchen has everything, from smoothie maker to coffee to microwave...all very clean and well kept. The entire condo was SPOTLESS. Smelled great and even deep in the corners there was no dust to be found. I own a vacation rental and I believe I have high expectations as well as notice the details. There were no details over looked here.

Pillows were fluffy and new, bedding was clean and fresh, there were plenty of towels, as well as fun stuff like a beach umbrella, boogie boards, a large cooler, and snorkel gear. All clean and in good repair.

All of the dishes, appliances, plates, and utensils were clean and sanitized.

The shower was heaven, very large with a view straight out to the beach and substantial water pressure.

The condo is in excellent condition and with the movies, books, TV, stereo, it made staying in very appealing! However, being that the location of the condo is SUPERB, we were constantly on the go. Everything was a short 15-20 minute drive from the condo.

We were able to easily shop in Lahaina (antiques, galleries, restaurants) and also spent a very memorable Halloween night there.

We drove the Road to Hana, that was made much more enjoyable by a CD provided by the condo, that shared secret waterfalls and hidden trails. It was magical!

20 minutes Northwest, you are in Lahaina.

20 min North, you are at the infamous Jaws, where we got to take in an awesome windsurfing competition.

20 minutes Southeast and you are standing on the white sandy beaches of Wailea and Makena, the very beaches you get to view from the lanai of the condo.

There is also a great restaurant/outdoor bar called Beach Bums that is a 7 minute walk from the condo. Their food is amazing and there's live music nightly. Adjacent to that is several shops, the Aquarium, and more restaurants. All a 2 minute drive from the condo.

You will absolutely love staying here, there is so much I didn't even mention- the beautiful pool, the turtles swimming along the shoreline of the property, the reserved parking, the new elevator....the list goes on. You won't regret staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beach Bums
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Beach Bums, Seascape, Maalaea Store Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sugar Beach
Car: recommended

Whale Watching, Ocean Kayaking, Sunbathing

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Rates & Availability

Kihei Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Whale Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.14%

Fee of $100.00 for more than four persons. Cleaning fee is $200.00, if your stay is less than seven nights. All rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful hand crafted oak king size bed, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) our sofa is also a convertable bed ; we also have one futon mat
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boogie Boards, Snorkeling gear, Fins, Fishing Poles, Hand Weights and beach toys for the kikis!

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