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Mike and Lynnette

Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet

26 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Maalaea Condo Rental Photos and Description

2Bed/2Bath Air Conditioned Comfort at Kanai A Nalu

Beachfront paradise! Enjoy whale watching and beautiful sunsets from your lanai and Sugar Beach in front of Kanai A Nalu (gentle surf). Your completely remodeled 'home away from home' has all of the comforts you need to make your island vacation unforgettable! Centrally located, this condo is perfect for couples or families. It's a great place for people who like to snorkel, dive, fish and sail, or for those who like to keep their feet on land while enjoying a fabulous ocean view! Enjoy watching the boats sail into Maalaea Harbor and visit Maui's #1 tourist attraction, the Maui Ocean Center, as well as shops and restaurants at the end of the street! If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, hi speed internet is available at no additional charge. New maple cabinets, Corian countertops, porcelain tile and wood floors enhance your vacation experience inside the condo. Island life is complete with ceiling fans in both bedrooms, the living room and dining room.

Being on top in our fourth floor, 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo only makes the view better! The condo has easy elevator access and air conditioning on days when the trade winds aren't enough to keep your comfort level perfect. Everything has been made available to you for your stay from kitchen utensils to luxurious oversized beach towels, hair dryer to coffee maker; bring only a need for relaxation and yourselves. The whales come back every year from December to April to put on their incredible show which can be seen while having breakfast on the lanai or down on beautiful Sugar Beach, directly in front of Kanai A Nalu. If you're up for more adventure, the Maalaea Harbor just down the street, has daily boat tours to Molokini reef for snorkeling and scuba diving, or whale watching and sunset tours. World class golfing can be found all over Maui, some of the closest courses- Sandalwood, Waikapu, Lani and Elleair (Silversword) are within just a few minutes drive.

Centrally located on the island, only 10 minutes from the airport in Kahului and 15-20 minutes away from the tourist areas of Wailea and Lahaina, Kanai A Nalu is world's apart in it's solitude. The condo complex is on a quiet dead end street that ends at a park and 700 acre Kealia Nature Preserve. The other end of the street boasts the Maui Ocean Center (Aquarium), shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Unlike some other Maalaea properties that are only on a reef, Sugar Beach starts at Kanai A Nalu. This pristine beach stretches for miles to the east, in front of the nature preserve and its gentle surf is great for boogie boarding, snorkeling and beginning surfers. Due to the preserve, there is no development for the first several miles along this picturesque beach.

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, Maalaea is a great place to start! You can lounge by our heated pool or snorkel with the giant sea turtles. If you'd like to cook your own meals, you can do so in our full size kitchen, or use the gas or charcoal BBQ by the pool-but if you'd rather let someone else do the work, one of the best restaurants on the island is just at the end of our street-The Waterfront.

Whatever your interests, make sure you save time for merely enjoying the sound of the surf and watching the waves, from the lanai or down on the beach and your time on Maui will have been well spent!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mike and Lynnette (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike and Lynnette

Mike and Lynnette Mote-currently living in northern Virginia

Mike and Lynnette purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mike and Lynnette chose Maui

After visiting Maui for almost 20 years, we finally stayed at Kanai A Nalu and loved it! Easy to get around the island, but secluded and tranquil when we just wanted to stay at the condo-exactly what we were looking for during our times in Maui! The beach is almost always ours with just a few others sharing it and the surf is gentle enough for our little ones to play in and build sandcastles!

What makes this condo unique

Easy access to tour, quiet corner, hidden gem!

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Would totally stay again! (Family with 4 kids August 2016)

  • 5 of 5

First trip to Maui for our family of 6 in August 2016. Our four kids range from ages 8-16. All of our friends told us to stay in Kaanapali and I'm so glad we didn't. Kaanapali is busy, touristy, and full of large commercial resorts. This place was perfect in a quiet and fairly secluded neighborhood. The unit is on the 4th floor close to the elevator. There were plenty of linens and towels (bath and beach) and most importantly the unit was clean! Here were my major criteria in choosing a vacation rental: washer/dryer in unit, "swim-able" beach access, pool, A/C, and free parking. Not to mention this unit is very well-reviewed. It is very centrally located; literally 20-30 minutes from major areas (airport, Lahaina/Kaanapali, Wailea). The beach is not huge but literally a step off of the property. Our kids enjoyed swimming and there were TONS of turtles all around us while boogie boarding and snorkeling. The complex was not crowded or noisy during our stay. There is a general store, aquarium, Carls Jr., and a couple restaurants within walking distance. Major grocery stores and restaurants are within 15-30 minutes drive away; which was no bother at all. Although Kihei is the closest town, we found that driving to Kahului was faster due to less traffic lights (10-15 minutes). Best of all, this place was much better priced than the big touristy places. The savings was by far worth the small distance away. We dealt primarily with Lynnette who was more than helpful and accommodating. She gave us her cell number was available for any questions we had. She was also nice enough to allow us to have a late checkout since our flight out wasn't until 10pm. There are some beach accessories in the unit. We left some stuff so there are now 4 boogie boards (2 will need replacing soon) and some swimming fins (we didn't have room in our bags!). There is an ice chest which came in handy. Two beach chairs (one kind-of broken but functional). Kitchen was well-stocked. WiFi worked well. We would ABSOLUTELY stay here again. We prefer the quieter parts of Hawaii and not the busy crowed ones and this met our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to paradise and look forward to having you back again.
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5

A+++

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in Maui, the location was great, pool was great, ocean was great. No big issues during our stay and we look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely views, comfortable space and great beach front!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this clean and comfortable unit. The ocean sounds and views were as advertised. The location for us is perfect- not far from Kihei, Lahaina or the airport The kitchen was well supplied- however a few essential spices ( salt, pepper) would have been great. Another nice supply would be some laundry soap/pods. Fortunately I had brought some from home, but with the request to start a load of linens upon leaving, the addition of soap would be welcome. Overall, this was a fantastic place and we look forward to returning soon.

Thank you for sharing this space with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have made a better choice!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this lovely condo because of it's location on the island, it's price and the fact that it's beachfront. This has been our first time to Maui and we made the perfect pick! The condo is spacious, neatly decorated and has everything one will need to feel right at home. We only went shopping for food. The grounds and the pool are clean and very well maintained and the property has direct access to the beach through the garden. The beach feels almost private which was really enjoyable- no crowds and our 2 year old twins were able to run and play without disturbing anyone. The view from the Lanai is great and it's exposure allowed us to have breakfast without baking in the sun already. Yet, in the evening the condo was one of the last ones to still get some sun before sunset. We also used the onsite gas BBQ quite a bit. The centralized location allows fast travel in any direction. Both Kihei and Lahaina are only 20 mins away by car and the drive to Kahului is 30 mins maximum. We had several questions before deciding on this condo and communication with the owners has been easy and very pleasant from the first contact to coordinating a late check out. Their responses were prompt and most helpful. So, anyone looking for that special place to spend a relaxing vacation, look no further! We loved it here!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We have stopped looking for better deals since staying at this Condo. The view is Great and the Condo is nicely furnished.

It is about 15 steps to the beach. The Beach is about 4 miles long and unobstructed all the way to Kihei. The area next to the condo is a wild life preserve for the enndangered Hawksbill turtle. It can never be developed. It really is a little known secret. Uncrowded and from December to April you can see Whales breeching in the Harbor from your Lanai.

From the front of the property to the south is Halelakala and in front of you is the premier diving site Molokini crater.

One warning. It can be habit forming . Don't go for less than 2 weeks.

Dennis and Hannah

Central California

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Maui

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (along with our almost-2-year-old son) just finished up our one-week stay here. Simply put, it was wonderful. The view was great...one of the best parts of each day was having dinner out on the lanai. In case you are wondering, I can verify that the condo looks exactly as it does in the photos on this site. We cooked a lot of our meals at the condo, usually using the on-site gas grills, which were very convenient.

The beach in front of the property was perfect for our little guy, with enough room to build sand castles, and surf that was calm enough that (after the first day or so) he was totally fine playing in the water. There was also an area about 100 yards down the beach that was sheltered a bit, so during low tide it served as sort of a shallow pool in the ocean.

Yes, the condo is not in one of the main towns, but we loved the centralized location, and found that it was very easy to get to other parts of the island.

The only real negative I can think of (and it really wasn't that big of a deal) is that we just so happened to be there while they were harvesting the nearby sugar cane fields. There was no burning, though, so it was just a matter of trucks running into the night. And apparently this only happens for one week every two years, so it's really not something most people will have to worry about. Most importantly, our little guy slept through it all anyway.

We will definitely look to stay here again on subsequent trips

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beach Bums BBQ and Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lahaina
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kahili Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Maui Ocean Center complex
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach
Car: necessary

Maalaea is a quiet little village on the southern shore, centrally located between Kihei and Lahaina. At the beginning of our dead end street is the acclaimed Maui Ocean Center and first class cuisine at the Waterfront. Touring the island is easily accessible and escaping to tranquility is as easy as staying in!

Other Activities: Maui Ocean Center (aquarium)

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Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
fall
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$3,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Winter
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$205
$5,200
 
 
spring
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$3,600
 
 
summer
Jun 13 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

booking fee $45
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

From $150/Night
Rates are based on 4 person occupancy.


Fall 2016
September 6-December 16; $150/nt, $1900/2 weeks, $3600/mo
Excludes November 18-December 2 *$170/nt**

Winter 2016/2017
December 17-April 16 2017: $205/nt, $2700/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Spring 2017
April 17-June 12: $150/nt, $1900/2 weeks, $3600/mo (30 nights)

Summer 2017
June 13-Labor Day; $165/nt, $2100/2 weeks, $3900/mo

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Amenities

Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Very relaxing Sealy Posturepedic Cal-King in the master bedroom. Portable crib (pack and play) available for our youngest guests. 2nd bedroom has 2 twins. The couch is a brand new queen size sofa sleeper with a 6' memory foam mattress for an additional 2 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We try to provide everything to make your stay complete. There will be enough soap, shampoo etc.. to get you started for your stay in paradise.

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