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Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

$119 through 2016! AFFORDABLE PARADISE! West Maui DIRECT OCEANFRONT Ground Flr!

24 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

****DISCOUNTED RATE THROUGH END OF 2016!!**** Only $119/nt for any available dates remaining on our calendar to the end of 2016! Please contact us if interested in booking. 5 nt minimum. Mahalo!

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WEST MAUI HIDDEN GEM! The Kahana Reef grounds cover 2 acres of prime direct oceanfront real estate in desirable West Maui. We are located just 5 minutes north of the Kaanapali Beach area, and approximately 10-15 minutes north of Lahaina Town. Each unit directly faces the Pacific Ocean, offering tremendous and unobstructed views of Maui's spectacular and ever-changing sunsets, rainbows, green sea turtles, and the calm waters of the Auau Channel between Maui and the islands of Lanai and Molokai (where humpback whales come to stay and breed during winter months).

Beautifully landscaped and very meticulously maintained, the Kahana Reef complex grounds are an excellent place for sunbathing, whale watching (in season), swimming in the pool, BBQing your meals, or just relaxing on your lanai or on the chaise loungers on the grass oceanfront. You will not be disappointed!

Our ground floor condo is a well-appointed end unit that has been renovated and furnished in a clean, modern style, and offers more square footage than most of the other units in this complex. End units are 661 sq ft; making it 3 ft. wider, and 50 sq. ft. total larger. Our unit is situated directly oceanfront and less than 30 feet to the ocean’s edge. An elevated seawall fronts the complex, with a stretch of beach that is accessible from within the property. This is the perfect place for couples, a honeymoon, anniversary, family vacation or just for a purely peaceful and relaxing getaway! Our complex is made up of a mix of owner-occupied units and both long and short-term renters. The atmosphere is friendly, laid-back, and very quiet.

Look out every day onto the ocean and enjoy the ever changing waves, sea turtles, spinner dolphins, surfers, kayakers, and the tremendous show of whales breaching during winter migration season (Nov-April) from the comfort and tranquility of your private lanai! The view is spectacular and the climate calm all year round due to its prime West Maui location. It is largely protected from direct strong trade winds that usually whip up in the afternoons on other parts of the island. Yet you will still benefit from the cooling cross trade- wind breezes that make air conditioning not a necessity.

Being on the ground floor has many advantages and conveniences! Our unit is close to one of the 2 BBQ grills on the complex, yet due to the well-planted landscaping, you will still enjoy being able to dine and relax on your lanai with a sense of privacy. Being farther from the complex pool, you will enjoy less noise and foot traffic, and it is also extremely convenient being just a few steps to the common laundry and to the parking lot. Ground floor units are very convenient and popular with couples that prefer not to have to deal with stairs or elevators, families with children, or anyone who just enjoys being able to open up their doors and immediately go out onto the beautiful complex grounds. Relax and sunbathe on the grassy lawn or stroll over to the neighboring uncrowded sandy beach to the north, which is easily accessible by a few steps adjoining the properties (no need to drive!). There are also folding portable beach chairs in our unit for your use throughout your stay. Our complex has outdoor showers for when you come back in from your sea adventures and want to rinse off. We also just installed beautiful porcelain tile on our lanai in 2016.

The sleeping arrangements in our unit: Cal-King bed in roomy bedroom with comfy Sealy PosturePedic mattress set with bedbug encasements on both mattress and box spring, and Hawaiian themed bedding. Brand new (2016) sofa with Queen sized pull-out sofabed in living-room with quality thick customizable "Air Dream" plush inflatable mattress. Ceiling fans in the bedroom and living room to cool you, ample closet space, mirrors throughout, and lots of storage space for all your belongings. Cool white tile floors throughout. There are 32 inch flat screen TVs in the living room & bedroom, with expanded cable satellite TV featuring free Netflix. Landline phone with free local calls on Maui. Also, we provide FREE WiFi internet access in our unit so guests can stay connected!

Linens, towels, starter toiletries and kitchen necessities are all provided at the beginning of your stay. There is no daily maid service so please consider and treat this as you would a 'home away from home'.

The complex has a common laundry facility with updated top-loading machines which is just steps from our front door ($1.75 per load). There is an iron and ironing board available in the laundry facility, as well as a small community library with books from you can borrow.

Our kitchen is very well equipped: toaster, blender, coffeemaker, silverware, utensils, microwave, dishware, glassware, pots and pans, bakeware. We feature a SubZero refrigerator in our unit, and electric cooktop and microwave. You will have everything you need or want for your stay!

Throughout our unit, the custom finishes and fixtures are unique and have character and elegance. The bathroom has Shoji style pocket doors, black granite with gold detailing, tons of storage space, a separate vanity area, and a glassed-in shower stall (newly re-tiled 2016) with a deep Kohler half-tub.

Being in the middle stack of buildings, and on the north end, we offer a desirable location being a corner end ground unit. Kahana Reef is a hidden gem in West Maui because few complexes are zoned as close to the water as ours, and can promise as well as deliver a truly direct oceanfront location. Million dollar views at an affordable price!

Please feel free to email me with any questions, to inquire as to availability, and special discounts for last minute and extended stays.

Mahalo for your interest, and we hope you will fall in love with Maui as we have, and will want to return year after year!

Note: New legislation in 2012 pertaining to vacation rentals in Hawaii requires that we inform our guests of compliance in that our condo is managed locally for us by Chase 'N Rainbows, a vacation rental and real estate company located on-island in Lahaina, HI. Our owner's Hawaii Tax ID # is W07753997-01.

Keywords: Direct Oceanfront, ocean front, condominium, Kahana, Kahana Reef, Ground floor, Affordable, West Maui

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey

We have been fortunate to have traveled to many places all over the world, and experienced and appreciated many other cultures and people, but Hawaii holds a truly special place in our hearts. We were married on Maui in 1999, and it just feels like a renewal of spirit, and a warm embrace every time we go back. The dream of owning a piece of paradise was something we never thought was possible. We're now happy to be able to offer and share this special place with others, and hope that all our guests will enjoy it as much as we do!

Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey purchased this condo in 2010

Why Wanda Lo / Bernie Honey chose Maui

West Maui is a premier location with cool trade winds throughout the year, spectacular sunsets, and unsurpassed ocean views that will amaze you every day! Kahana Reef is one of the few complexes in West Maui left that is legally zoned so close to the water's edge. That affords the units the best possible direct unobstructed view of the magnificent Pacific ocean channel between Maui and the outer islands of Molokai and Lanai. Every dawn holds the promise of another beautiful day spent in paradise. Every sunset is gorgeous and different; you will not want to miss any one of them during your stay! We love the prime West Maui area for its spectacular views and drier climate, and cooling trade winds. As guests, we have stayed in a number of other complexes and locations over the years. What we know now is that you cannot get any better than this location! It is very friendly, small in size, well managed, and like a 'home away from home', only with unbelievable views and tropical weather! You can make as many friends as you want, or have as much privacy as you wish.

What makes this condo unique

Spectacular whale watching from your lanai in season from Nov-April when you can see them breaching again and again! It is an amazing and an incomparable show that will leave you with incredible memories of Maui, and hopefully bring you back year after year! Year round, you will be drawn to the every-changing and mesmerizing ocean views, and will want to spend a great deal of time on your private lanai enjoying the view and appreciating every incredible sunset throughout your stay.

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

$119 through 2016! AFFORDABLE PARADISE! West Maui DIRECT OCEANFRONT Ground Flr!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Great Return Stay

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Wanda & Bernie

Recently returned from our 2 weeks in your paradise home. Third time was a charm! We love the location of your home and all the ammenities provided. The weather co-operated for the most part and we had a very relaxing and restful vacation. Again, we can't compliment the property manager and maintenance staff enough for the upkeep of this property!

Thanks for all your accomdations extended to us. We hope to return one day soon!

Many Mahalo's

Tracy & Colin

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tracy & Colin, We can't thank you enough for choosing to stay with us 3 times over 5 years! We are very grateful for our repeat guests as that is an affirmation that the condo delivers on the promise of a great oceanfront location, quiet relaxation, incredible views, and a very good value. I agree the resident manager and the grounds maintenance crew do a terrific job at keeping everything clean and consistently up to high standards. Thank you so much for another positive and kind review, and being excellent and considerate guests. We are happy you enjoyed your vacation and stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guests again, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Many mahalos and take care, Wanda & Bernie
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5

An AMAXING PLACE

  • 5 of 5

The Kahana Reef offers a quiet and comfortable setting, amazing place to just relax and watch the turtles and waves. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kahana Reef for two weeks in September. This was our second visit to the Kahana Reef, so we were familiar with the complex and what was offered in the surrounding area. Renting from a condo owners was very easy. Communication was great and every aspect of the process was quick. The unit was stocked with the essentials, even extra towels and linens. The bed was so comfortable. Grounds are well kept and the BBQ’s were immaculate, we used them every day we were there. Kudos to Tim and his crew. Maui is our escape and this unit is the place to stay for quiet time. Thanks Wanda and Bernie for letting use your place in paradise. We will be back!!

Donald and Shirley

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Donald, We wish to thank you for your thoughtful review of our condo; we value our guests' feedback and never solicit these, so when we receive one as nice as yours, it is very much appreciated! We're so glad you and Shirley enjoyed your stay and we would be most happy to welcome you back again the next time you visit Maui. The Kahana Reef complex is indeed a hidden gem in West Maui with extraordinary views and a very laid-back and relaxing environment. We have had numerous return guests, and we are always grateful whenever they want to re-book. It was a pleasure speaking with and getting to know you. Thank you for choosing us and please do return! Much mahalo, Wanda & Bernie
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Vallejo
5

Second time back

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this condo and I highly recommend this place. It has everything one would need for the feeling of living on Maui for a week or two. First I’ll mention the location. The unit has a bbq directly to the right, so grilling makes you feel like you have the most awesome backyard you could imagine. The unit is one the 1st floor which I thought was convenient. The complex is an easy ride to Kaanapali area or Lahaina, and is just a few from the beautiful Kapalua area. Yes you need a rental car, everyone does in Maui. You may get a little road noise early in the morning, but we turned on the additional fan and that worked perfect. The unit is nicely decorated, has very nice beach chairs, an ice chest, and we left a beach umbrella. If you need another, Walgreens has them for 15.00. Our first stop was Costco, then the condo to see what else we needed. It had all the spices and accessories one would need. So check the condo before going to Safeway. The bed was very comfortable. I’m sold on VRBO, why pay higher prices for a hotel when you can have your own place at a lower rate? Be sure to snorkel at Kapaula bay and Honolua bay. I saw many turtles there. Also Wanda is very responsive to your emails and the whole process was very easy. All in all we had a great stay here!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A warm aloha and mahalo to you, Dave, for such a positive and very informative review, and for recommending our condo and tips for future guests. We were most happy to welcome you and Joan back and so glad you enjoyed yourselves again. We're always especially appreciative of our return guests, and we've had many, so thank you for choosing us again! Receiving a positive review from our return guests means a great deal to us because it not only represents their trust and appreciation for a great vacation stay and value paid, but also a reliable barometer of the upkeep of our unit, and we always strive to take care of any issues and keep improving along the way so our guests enjoy the condo as much as the fantastic view and location. I enjoyed our correspondences and guests like you are a real joy to deal with. We hope to have you return again and thank you once again for being our guests! Many mahalos, Wanda
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Oregon City, OR
4

Extraordinary View

  • 4 of 5

The view of the ocean from the condo patio is awesome. We saw sea turtles moments after arriving. The entire complex was well maintained and quiet. The condo unit was nice. The bathroom door would not close, which can be a problem depending on who is staying there. Also, the dishwasher door would not shut without much maneuvering, so we washed the dishes by hand. The unit had sufficient supplies to accommodate any needs. I would recommend having a car unless you just want to relax and not participate in any activities.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your comments and review of your recent stay,. We're glad you enjoyed the complex and the condo, and we took note of your comments about the 2 specific issues reported. I wish you had contacted me during your stay so that I could have acted immediately and had a maintenance person out to fix things so you would not be inconvenienced. I had the Maintenance dept from our vacation management company do an inspection today based on your report, and the issues have been remediated. We have a "pocket" door in the bathroom, and someone had just simply pushed the door in quite far into the pocket, and so it was a bit difficult to extract, but I assure you and potential future guests that the door is in fact fully functional; one just needs to just handle without force as it is a "shoji-style" pocket door with opaque panels, and not a solid door. For the dishwasher, it had simply been pushed back a little too far and got unseated; the door now latches properly and should not be an issue for future guests. I sincerely regret any inconvenience to you and we thank you for bringing these issues up so we could address them. although I would have preferred you had let us know when you were there instead of within a review. I also totally concur with you that a rental car is essential if you want to explore Maui. Thanks again for staying with us and much mahalo, Wanda
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Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Another Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to be able to stay at this great condo again...Nothing beats two weeks of relaxing at the Kahana Reef on the Sunny West side of Maui Paradise! Unit 116 has everything you could ask for to make your stay feel like a home away from home! Wanda and Bernie are a delight to deal with and appreciate that their guests treat their home as they would their own. The grounds are still maintained to the same high standard as they were when we stayed two years ago - that is always so nice to see! We enjoyed many BBQ meals with local friends who all commented what a great place this is to stay! We did take in the Elivs "Burnin' Love" Show this year and would highly recommend that to future guests with a reduced price show menu for a wonderful dinner at Ruth Chris Steakhouse - made for a very memorable evening!

Many Mahalo's again and hope to be back next year if not sooner :)

Tracy & Colin, Vancouver Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tracy & Colin! Many thanks for choosing our condo again and it is always a pleasure and especially gratifying to be able to welcome back return guests. We are so appreciative for your comments and all your kind considerations. Thank you for being such awesome guests! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and would absolutely love to have you stay again with us. Looking forward to it! Many mahalos and our best wishes to you both, Wanda & Bernie
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5

Fantastic condo with a beautiful view and turtles galore!

  • 5 of 5

We are wrapping up our honeymoon and wanted to stop by to say this place is amazing. The condo is very well kept and the view from the patio is stunning. It's a first story unit so you can just walk right out the back door onto the patio or continue to water's edge. Within 10 minutes of arriving, we saw our first sea turtles. The owners are very nice and definitely represented their property accurately. My only small complaint was that the pictures make the bathtub look bigger than it is and it's basically impossible to take a bath because there's only a shower head and no faucet. All was well though because everything else was perfect. I also really liked staying in Kahana because it's close to everything in west Maui without being right in the action. You have a nice beach just a few hundred feet to the north that we definitely spent some time on. Again being on the sea wall was actually amazing because we saw sea turtles every single day we were here. Just this morning we decided to take a break from packing up and peak down in to the water and there was a giant turtle just munching on the seaweed that grows on the wall. We had a fabulous stay and will definitely keep this place in mind when we plan our next trip to Maui. Thanks again for allowing us the opportunity to stay in your beautiful condo!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jess, we want to express our sincere appreciation for your very positive review, and for sharing your experience and feedback with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon vacation and your stay in our condo! The turtles are a frequent and delightful sighting given that the seawall fronting the complex is composed of rocks which attract them to feed on algae. If you return, you should try to plan when the humpback whales are in season in Maui because that is an awesome sight to behold (and hear) since they stay in numbers within the calm Au'au channel between Maui and Lanai. We want to thank you again for being a wonderful guest. You were always so easy-going and a pleasure to communicate with and book. Hope we'll see you again in the future. Mahalo again for choosing our condo and our best wishes to you both! - Wanda & Bernie
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Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Honoapiilani Hwy 30
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Value Season
Aug 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$139
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation processing $25
End-of-stay cleaning fee $135
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owners HI Tax ID #W07753997-01

4 nights' deposit is required to secure reservation within 5 days of receipt of signed rental agreement. Balance on reservation is due 30 days prior to arrival date. All confirmations will be sent via email. Checks and money orders sent by USPS or regular airmail are accepted if adequate mailing time allows for receipt before arrival date. 3-4% added for credit card payment option via Pay Pal.

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 661 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Comfy Sealy PosturePedic Cal King set, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in living room offers pull-out additional bedding
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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