|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Hawaii Tax I.D. W55325517-01
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(Check-in 4PM Check-out 11AM)
A beautiful ocean, beach front location where you can forget all your stresses and be at peace. This two bedroom, one full and half bath, ground floor, corner unit condominium is in a delightful location. 11 feet from the ocean. Eight paces to the ocean steps & you are on the beach or taking a dip in very swimmable water! You can sit out on your large, semi private travertine tiled lanai sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a romantic dinner with the surf as your back ground music.
This quiet location is ideal for those who want to get away from it all. At the same time, it is wonderful for families that want a more natural environment that is less commercial, but has a convenient location.
The two reefs, off shore, are a great snorkeling location & at low tide a shallow lagoon forms, great for younger children(see photo) who love to find crabs, small trapped fish and have fun in the shallow water. A wider, sandy beach is only 200 feet to your right from the access steps or a short walk on the street to the public park. At the park you will find:grassy areas under shade trees and play structures for little tykes.
The condominium was completely remodeled in November and December of 2010. It is constantly being cared for and replenished (linens, beach gear, etc., and in 2016 a new 48" SMART T.V. Blu-Rey was added. The complex is also under new management and doing well by this quiet, little boutique resort with it's classic Maui style and low density population.
A developer/contractor and design team have brought about a design concept that is modern, fresh and has a quiet beauty that reflects the environment. Elegant materials such as travertine, sea glass mosaics, granite, bamboo, brushed steel/nickel and ceramics and a punctuation of rattan and island florals that come together to achieve a wonderful ambience.
Lanai: Travertine tiled, tropical vegetation on both sides and full ocean front. Sunsetter blinds on the lanai can be brought down to offer late afternoon shade.
The living room: Wall to wall patio slider and louvre windows so that you are never without your ocean view or sounds of the surf or watching the sun set. Furnished with a blend of tropical influences and modern clean lines it is the perfect retreat. We have installed a new 2016 addition 48" SMART T.V. Also a Blu-Ray and I Home for your convenience.
PHONE: Free long distance to the main land & Canada. Hi speed internet available. A.C if desired.
Dining seating: casual bistro set, situated off from the kitchen. The kitchen granite island also offers more seating. Lanai dining: round teak table will seat 4-6 and there are a couple of kitchen stools or additional chairs in the bedrooms if needed.
The kitchen: Beautiful custom bamboo cabinetry, brushed metals and ocean inspired granite:Sea Foam. New stainless appliances, all the utensils, cook ware and dishes you would ever need to make the great ocean front lanai into your private dining room at sun set. Coffee maker, French press, blender, toaster and microwave and George Forman grill.
Basic supplies and seasonings, all there to help. BBQ's available on the grounds at the pool area.
The bedrooms: A queen with its dark rattan, large ceiling fan, louvers and quiet soothing green tones. Vanity area, good closet space & plenty of drawers. The twin with its cute bamboo accents, large ceiling fan and louvres. Beds are side by side, but can easily be pushed together or put in an "L" shape if you have a travel crib and want to sleep three little ones. In case you have two additional in your party, there are two hotel style fold away cots. Both bedrooms have top down bottom up blinds and louvre windows allowing the breezes through.
Bathrooms: The spa influenced full bathroom with it's walk in shower (with granite seat & grab bars for anyone needing extra help) is accented in travertine, sea glass and Sea Foam granite. Vanity drawers & med cabinet to store all your items away. A hair dryer is also included. Half bath adds extra convenience.
Beach towels/chairs/cooler/umbrella/boogie boards and snorkels(may vary)are also available for your convenience and stored away in a large utility closet.
The grounds are lush, established and wonderfully tropical. There is a pool with ice and vending machines, handy for the kids. The open air laundry room operates until late evening. Iron & ironing board supplied in the unit. You will need to save your quarters.
Location, location, location!! 5 minutes from Historic Lahaina and The Cannery Mall and wonderful downtown restaurants. Minutes drive from beautiful Kapalua. Stores, including: a super market in walking(1/10 ml) distance, a farmers market. Other super markets and shopping centers all within a 5-10 minute drive. Casual restaurants are close by too. An 8 minute walk to the right of the complex takes you to 'The Beach Walk'. This is a public walk way that goes along the dunes and through the large resorts on Ka'anapali beach all the way to Black Rock. On the other side of Black Rock you will find more golden beach with activities available.
Between December and April the hump backed whales come through on their way to the Pailolo channel. Whales can be seen from the lanai and it has been reported that calves have been born! Whale watching and boating excursions leave from Lahaina. The double band of reef outside your lanai is habitat to turtles and marine life including rays which glide past. WE have a couple of resident turtles that you may see each day of your visit!
The reef also breaks up the surf so you can enjoy quieter water for swimming and snorkeling . About two hundred feet up from the condo is a wide,r sandy beach with play structures(great for youngsters)grassy areas and shade trees..
We hope you will spend time with us and enjoy "your" little piece of paradise.
Keywords: Ocean Front, Condo, Beach Access
11 feet from water
We are a developer/contractor, interior design team. We live in the Truckee, Tahoe area of California. We have built/remodeled high end homes and many condos, including beautiful lake front properties. Our passion is designing and building & we love doing it in beautiful places. We feel very blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity!
Doug Wallway purchased this condo in 2010
We were visiting the beautiful island, Maui for a wedding and rented at The Maui Sands. We really enjoyed the location, the low density and the ambience of the Maui Sands resort. While there, we discovered there was a unit for sale & bought it! It is an older two story complex that is right on the water. It is quiet & has a more local feel than the high rises. We really enjoy the uncommercial & quiet beauty of this location.
We love the ocean & its sound! We are only 11 feet from the surf and it is what we have always wanted. It is an older Maui style building with charm and since we don't go to the ocean to hear hotel/pool noise and looking at other guests' balconies this place is perfect. Seeing the wild life in it's natural habitat is wonderful too. Location is central and close enough to the shops & restaurants for when you need them. The setting is so beautiful you will want to stay home for dinner and the sun sets are amazing!
Hello Doug & Gay,
Thank you for the well equipped condo, we really enjoyed it
We met and chatted with the lady who does the house keeping, charming and helpful woman!
We cannot say enough about the view. Waking every morning to an unobstructed lapis and turquoise colored sea followed by gorgeous sunsets every evening enhanced the magic. Moreover, it was fabulous to watch the paddlers zip by every morning and evening....a real treat.
I admit I was a bit concerned about the rocky beach. However, we took a quick trip to the store and bought $10 water shoes....and that took care of our trepidation. Although we took a day trip out to Lanai for snorkeling....we all agreed that the snorkeling in front of the condo was just as good. There is a 5 foot green sea turtle that inhabits the waters just beyond the second break and we "adopted" her....it was a real highlight of the trip to swim with her (at a respectful distance) day after day. Another important point about the water in front of the condo.....it is deceptively shallow. So, even not-so-strong swimmers can stand in the sand .... even if they venture out 50 yards.
Although we opted to eat lunch and dinner out, the kitchen was well stocked for those who chose to cook. Another highlight of the condo is its location. We zipped into Lahaina and Whalers Village for meals, but also went to the up country for horseback riding and to visit the lilac farm - both a change of pace and worthwhile diversions from snorkeling. Also, there are several food stores close by as well as an ABC store.....We failed to bring an underwater camera and were able to buy one just minutes from the condo.
The property was amazingly quiet. Usually, the only sound we heard was the crashing of the waves. Surprisingly, we never went into the pool; there was just no need. We were pleased with how well stocked the condo was with beach towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, and paddle boards. (We failed to notice the snorkeling gear and rented some for the week......so, be sure to check out the supplies before investing in anything.)
My only regret is that we booked our stay for one week instead of two. I have no hesitation highly recommending this property.
We had such a fabulous time at your condo! Everything we needed was there - from beach towels to snorkel gear, from cooking pans to condiments. We started our day every morning with opening the large sliding door to hear the waves crashing on the reef outside. We swam with turtles and saw plenty of whales jumping out of the water... from our own little spot in paradise. We spent plenty of time traveling around the island, but the kids always wanted to head back to the condo to swim and snorkel. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience!
This was our first experience with Homeaway and we will definitely use this service again. Doug was great to work with and very concerned about our needs. We were able to watch the whales and turtles from the patio. We will be back again because this is a fabulous place to stay!
After some problems with the code getting in to the condo all our anxiety disappeared. We looked around to find a beautifully appointed home with everything you could need or ask for and then out the sliding doors to the lanai just feet from the ocean and our hearts soared. Our holiday in Maui was so enhanced knowing we were coming home each night to our own little piece of paradise. Just a great place and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves the warmth of cooking a meal together, taking a dip in the ocean right out your door and sitting on the lanai and enjoying the gift of a beautiful sunset every evening.
We just left this wonderful home yesterday. We had a great time with a good combination of beach, pool, relaxing, and adventure. The home was right on the water, so the kids (9 and 12) could play in the water while us parents watched from the lanai. Saw several sea turtles, which was a treat. Across the street, the Fish Market and Pizza Connection, were great alternatives to cooking. Overall, a great stay.
I found the condo to be true as advertised. It was clean, spacious, upgraded with many amenities, and perfect for my family of 4. The location is superb. Yes, it really is 11 feet from the ocean with an awesome view! The Maui Sands complex is very quiet, low key, and centrally located which gave us just a few minutes drive south to Kaanapali and Lahaina or Napili and Kapalua to the north. For groceries and supplies, it was great to have an ABC store and Farmers Market within a short walk from the condo but it was even better to have the fish market with awesome food right across the street! The condo was well stocked with beach gear. We brought our own water shoes but there a few pairs in the bin if you need them. There were 4 sets of snorkel gear but some of the fins were too small for us so we rented two pair from a place right next to the ABC store for $10 per pair for the week.
Doug was great. When we arrived the cable tv and wifi weren't working so I called him. He was quick to respond and was very helpful. It turned out to be a cable company area outage caused by a brush fire that was resolved later that day. Doug followed up with us to ensure everything was ok.
We had a great time! I highly recommend this condo.
Fantastic whale watching & marine life while you sit on your lanai or look out from the unit. Whales, occasionally dolphins can be seen out further and a couple of resident turtles frequent the reef right in front of the lanai. You really can't get a better spot for viewing nature at it's best!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
For stays over 10 nights, the rate for the 11th and additional nights goes down by $25 per night.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.