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Makena Bay House - Beautiful Views, Oceanfront!

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Located in South Maui along the shores of beautiful Makena Bay, the Makena Bay House is a private, two-story residence located in an island paradise. The Makena Bay house's size and location make it an ideal choice for couples looking for a tropical getaway!

Newly built in 2005, the Makena Bay House has all the modern conveniences for a care-free vacation. The ground floor has an outdoor cabana that features a sitting area, a TV with DVD player and VCR, a wet bar with refrigerator, a gas BBQ grill, and a full bathroom. There is also a heated outdoor shower and hot tub in a perfect spot to enjoy a gorgeous Maui sunset.

The upstairs interior has many special touches including vaulted ceilings, granite throughout, bamboo floors, upscale faucets, and accent lighting. Large sliding glass doors open to two decks, one off the kitchen and one off the bedroom, with views of the neighboring islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe, and Lanai. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed to comfortably sleep 2 people.

From the property, you can watch turtles in the surf just a few feet away and during the winter months you can see humpback whales as they migrate along the coast. Some of the islands best diving and snorkeling are directly in front of you. A clear night will treat you to amazing star gazing. The Makena Beach and Golf Resort is a short walk. You can enjoy Maui's finest restaurants as well as world-class shops and spas in Wailea; golf, tennis, and pristine beaches are close by. Makena is considered to be one of the more beautiful areas of Maui and there's no better place to experience Maui than the breathtaking, peaceful setting of Makena Bay House!

The Makena Bay House is an approved Maui County Short Term Rental: Permit #: STKM 2012/002, Hawaii State ID: W37099193-01

Keywords: Makena, Maui, Oceanfront, Oceanview

More Details

Lisa Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely, lovely, lovely. The longer we stayed the more we fell in love with the place and surroundings. We wanted a getaway spot to celebrate Grace's 50th birthday and this was it. We took a trip into busy Kihei to really appreciate the calm, the view, and the privacy. Your home has all the amenities We found whale watching best between 4:30-6:00pm. You have some great beaches nearby but we enjoyed the bluff and the deck more. Thank you so much.
Mar 2011
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Kihei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Heated Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is also a full-size futon in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Over 1000 sq feet of indoor/outdoor living space with 500 sq feet interior upstairs and 500 sq feet cabana on the ground floor.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Makena Bay House - Beautiful Views, Oceanfront!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 37 reviews
Vermont, USA

Ahh...just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Really great place. Everything you need and more. Despite two homes within a coconut throw, we felt complete privacy. Beautiful views...right on the bay. Even saw a "green flash" from the front deck. Quick easy walk to the beach. We had planned to go on some tours of the island but instead, just stayed where we were. Pure relaxation! If we had researched Maui for a month...which we luckily did not, we would not have found a better spot. We have lived in the Caribbean, and have done a lot of diving and snorkeling, but the best snorkeling we've ever done is right in front of the house! The best part is hearing the whales singing while underwater. Gotta' check that off your bucket list!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Just an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little bungalow that was perfect for our honeymoon! Very private, very quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle of the hotel areas. The views are amazing, and we could hear the waves all night long! Beaches, snorkeling, and swimming are so close by. And the house is very clean, and very well kept. Just an wonderful property!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Makena say enough

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in January 2017. Great property, we enjoyed it more every day we were there. Often it was difficult to leave the place because we tended to sit there and enjoy the views, the ocean, and the whales. It was also a great spot to watch a lot of oceangoing watercraft; snorkeling tour boats, outrigger canoes, colorful ocean kayaks. There were great views from the large deck in front of the living area, also the small deck in front of the bedroom, and even from the two lounge chairs down by the water. For a change, you could also go on to the rear deck, especially to beat the afternoon sun. Perhaps my favorite area was the downstairs cabana, which had just about everything you would need all on it's own. The outdoor shower was used every single night-could not be any more exhilarating. We also were able to enjoy a virtually new washing machine, and a new dryer that was delivered during our stay. The only disadvantage was that the bedroom was a little too narrow, but by the second night we were used to it. It was a very short walk to several beaches, notably Makena Landing to the north and Maluaka Beach (or Makena Beach as I call it) to the south. Well positioned house! Lastly, I will suggest that we were one of the lowest impact renters that ever was there. We ate nearly all of our meals there, yet we did not use the garbage disposal nor the dishwasher, nor did we use the air conditioner at all. Everything was just so pleasant and so easy and so relaxing that we could not have asked for better.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful ocean views from downstairs and upstairs. We had all the amenities we needed for a 10 day stay in Maui. Quiet neighborhood near high-end real estate including resorts and golf courses. We visited several beaches around the island during our stay and found the beach that is just a short walk from the driveway of this cottage to be our favorite for waters calm enough for a relaxing swim and snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could ever want in a vacation home- it was perfection! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, we will be back next year :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great property Very clean Very private Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

We only left once to go out to lunch

Otherwise the peacefulness and tranquility were worth staying for

The home had everything

Wonderful decks

Great spaces to relax


Only thing one bedroom is just a bit small

But sure tolerable with that view

Thank you Lisa for a great experience

We loved our 7 days there

I would recommend this home to any couple looking for some private beautiful ocean front home

I hope to return someday

Makena beach is the best

Away from crowds

Great beaches

Great morning walks

Wonderful hot tub

Thanks again for sharing your home

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Maluaka Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kihei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season - 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Regular Season - 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday - 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
High Season - 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Regular Season - 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

5-10 night minimum, contact us for shorter stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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