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Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

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!

For longer stays of 14 nights or more, please make sure you check the NOTES section of the rate page for discounts. When you send us an inquiry, we can adjust the totals accordingly to reflect the lower rates!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About The Owner

Mike and Lynnette Mote-currently living in Germany

The Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why The Owner chose Wailuku

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!


Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 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 queen size sofa sleeper with a memory foam mattress for an additional 2 guests.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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Spectacular Whale Watching, Beachfront Paradise and Free High Speed Internet
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
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Great, Great Great

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations, great location, great whale watching from the lanai. The Park and sugar beach are just steps away. We plan on coming back to the same exact unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and view.

  • 4 of 5

The place was perfect for us. It was quiet, clean and reasonably priced. The first day we saw lots of whales from the laini fairly close to shore. You can start walking sugar beach right from in front of the complex. Maalaea area is the best area in Maui if you want low key, laid back vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

It is a distance to a grocery store and there is nothing in the place. No salt, pepper, sugar, spices, oil etc. While the kitchen has plenty of cooking implements, plan to pick up everything you need to cook with. Best bet is Whole Foods which has a great ready made selection, but since the purpose in my mind is to eat a few meals in, it made it difficult and then we threw everything out at the end. So wasteful.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 5 nights in this condo. It was just right for our family of 4 (2 teenage boys included). The condo is on the 4th floor and was very quiet! All of the people staying there were very friendly. Each condo looks out over the ocean and pool and we took advantage of the small table and chairs on the lanai every morning for breakfast with stunning views.

The condo was stocked with everything we needed for a wonderful stay, except salt, pepper and sugar which would've been nice for the most basic cooking. We truly appreciated the cooler, boogie boards and beach umbrella and used them often. They weren't in the best shape but my kids aren't picky.

The location was quiet yet centrally located so that it was an easy drive to all areas of the island. The beach was a very short walk (less than 2 minutes) from the room and was rarely crowded. We saw lots of sea turtles swimming around and the boys used some rented snorkel gear to get a better look. The waves were calm and not the best for boogie boarding but still nice to play in!

Overall, we would defiantly recommend this condo and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place in an outstanding condo. Everything you could possibly need is provided !!

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this review as we spend our last few hours in this amazing place in a super well appointed condo. We could not have asked for a better location and the unit is perfect. Thank you to the owners for thinking of everything as you allow us to stay in our place. We highly recommend this location.... very peaceful and tranquil.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice condo in a laid back area.

  • 5 of 5

I typically don't write reviews as I don't want to spend the time. But I wanted to write one in this case since my family enjoyed our stay at this condo. Never being to Maui, we selected this condo based on the good overall reviews and the description of the unit and the surrounding area. It was right on in all respects and reasonably priced. All units appeared to have an ocean view. The unit was very clean and everything was ready for us. I emailed Lynnette for early check-in which was no problem. Very nice kitchen with everything you needed to cook meals. There were supplies to use but it was not heavily stocked which was fine. We didn't expect it to be; this is someone's condo not a hotel. We left leftover dishwasher pods and some paper goods which is usual for this type of lodging; guests will leave whatever isn't used so the next guest has something to start with which is great. Having the stacked washer/dryer unit was a huge plus as we washed towels and beach attire each day. The bed in the master bedroom was probably the most comfortable mattress we have every slept on while traveling. The master bath was first rate with a very nice tiled shower. There is no A/C in the bedrooms but open windows and fans took care of sleeping comfort. There is an wall A/C unit in the living area where one of our sons slept. It was very nice to fall asleep and wake up to the sounds of the waves. The beach area directly in front of the complex appeared to be somewhat usable but while we were there the waves mostly covered that area and for us it was not usable since we would have been in water. Not sure if this was the time of year or? No worries though as a short walk on the beach or on the sidewalk led to a close beach park with miles of open beach and shade if needed to spend the day swimming and snorkeling. No crowds whatsoever. This is not an area for lots to do outside of going to the beach. No nightlife, etc. in the immediate area. There is a small retail area close by at the small harbor with 2 places to buy a few groceries and a few restaurants. Plus a nice aquarium which we visited. Recommend purchasing groceries at Walmart after arrival to save money. But for our family it was perfect as we were looking for just a vacation to relax on the beach, swim, etc. If we make it back to Maui, this condo will definitely be at the top of our list. Thanks Mike & Lynnette -- Best Regards, Joe, Pam, Nat, and Zach & Randi

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beach Bums BBQ and Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

From $160/Night
Rates are based on 4 person occupancy.

Winter 2018/2019
December 15-April 15 2018: $220/nt, $2800/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Spring 2019
April 16-June 10: $160/nt, $2000/2 weeks, $3600/mo (30 nights)

Summer 2019
June 11-Labor Day; $175/nt, $2200/2 weeks, $3900/mo

Fall 2019
September 4-December 15; $160/nt, $2000/2 weeks, $3600/mo
Excludes November 17-December 1 *$175/nt** for Thanksgiving

Winter 2019/2020
December 15-April 21 2017: $220/nt, $2800/2 weeks, $5200/mo (30 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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