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Heather Hansen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

MAHANA OCEAN FRONT - GROUND FLOOR AWESOMENESS!!

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

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Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

MAHANA 1 BEDROOM - OCEANFRONT - 20 STEPS TO OCEAN SAND!

This beautiful, fresh condo has stunning ocean front views right from the living space and bedroom. The large patio area is a wonderful extension of space for meals or just to be in the shade and read! With the lawn right out your door, trips to the pool, hot tub and beach are a cinch.....And did I mention the ocean water is just 30 feet away! The sound of the waves will lull you to sleep and the whales will entertain from December through April.

The Mahana is an unusual property featuring all direct ocean view units which attracts owners and visitors who enjoy quiet oceanfront living close to the activity in Kaanapali and historic Lahaina.

We have done everything we can think of to make this a luxurious, relaxing and fun vacation spot for 1 to 4 people. From the padded upholstered headboard, and California king Tempur- Pedic bed with hotel luxury linens to the boogie boards and tennis racquets. The new sleeper sofa has a nice thick mattress and the tasteful decor is world class.

We have provided beach chairs, beach towels and even a cooler to make traveling less hectic and much easier to pack!

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything imaginable - cooking ware and Tupperware. You may even discover the all spices you need to make your favorite recipe in the cupboard!

Amenities include tennis courts, swimming pool, hot tub, shuffleboard and a barbecue area.

The shopping complex across the street has a wonderful grocery store, subway, pizza, coffee.....Even a place for manicures! Only a few blocks north and you will find the Farmers Market, Snorkel Bobs, the Fish Market and many apparel and souvenir shops.

This property is very unique on Maui - although there are many beautiful places to stay, ocean front properties like this are hard to find!

Hawaii Tax ID #: W73577860-01

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Heather Hansen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Heather Hansen

My husband, son and I live in the beautiful state of Washington, where we own and operate a sports medicine clinic.

Heather Hansen purchased this condo in 2013

Why Heather Hansen chose Maui

After many years of travel and discovery on Maui - we got hooked on the Mahana. Living in the Northwest we are very spoiled with the beautiful landscape of mountains, lakes and rivers.....so needless to say, we don't like to settle for a 'partial ocean view'!

I went for a walk one day on the ocean shore of West Maui and happened by the Mahana. I couldn't get over how big the windows were, and how close the buildings were to the beach. The next time we returned we stayed there and never turned back.

As Maui vacationers prior to our purchase, we had experienced the island the same way many of our guests would. The Kaanapali area offers a tremendous variety of beaches, proximity to Lahaina, the famous boardwalk, the most amazing sunsets and glorious views of Lanai and Molokai. There are many reasons why we chose the Mahana. The property offered the type of relaxed feel - not one of a big resort where you have to set your alarm to get your spot by the pool! It is close enough to the world class dining the resort areas offer, but far enough away that you have choices. Subway, pizza, fish market, sushi, farmers market and groceries that are frequented by locals as often as tourists. But the VIEW from the condo is the #1 reason! Imagine watching the whales from your living room or patio while you sip your morning coffee, or evening pina coloda. I'm not kidding!! This is what sealed the deal. There are not many properties on Maui with this kind of view. No 'partial ocean views'. You will find only 100%, straight on, in your face OCEAN!!

We now own two units (or should I say the bank owns two units). Our first purchase was in 2011 of a two bedroom home on the 9th floor (VRBO # 376315). And most recently the purchase of this unit on the bottom floor - both the magnificent views from the 9th floor and the wonderful access a bottom floor unit grants.

What makes this condo unique

Our family loves to be comfortable. And we love beautiful things. When you are spending hard earned money for a vacation, you should expect the place you are staying to be cared for and designed well. How do you FEEL when you are in a space? Are the colors soothing? Is it clean? Are the pillows and sheets luxurious? Is the bed spread 100 years old? YUCK!!! We pay attention to these things and take your trust in us very seriously.

When you stay in our Maui home, you will be provided with everything you can think of to make your vacation a special one. From provided beach chairs and towels to spices in the cupboard!

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

MAHANA OCEAN FRONT - GROUND FLOOR AWESOMENESS!!
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
Leawood, Kansas, USA
5

Wonderful ground floor unit

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We've been to mahana before and this was the best room we've stayed in due to location and how nice Heather has made it. Loved being on the ground floor.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Condo

  • 4 of 5

Heather is very organized and easy to work with and extremely responsive to communication and questions. We enjoyed our stay and the condo looks exactly as pictured. Good things included - AC that worked well, Great Views just like photos show, Beach Chairs and Boogie Boards. It is also in a good location for most island activities and being on the ground floor is very convenient. Walking distance proximity to grocery store. Things to be aware of - while the condo is on the water, there really is not much usable beach directly in front of condo depending on tide there is a range from no beach to partial beach. This is really not a place to layout or have kids play, you will need to go to beach at Honua Kai or elsewhere to be able to do those activities. Also there is not direct beach access directly in front of condo - there is a very short walk you need to make. The pool at the complex in very small so we would go over to Dukes and let kids play in the pool at Honua Kai. Depending on how you spend your time while on the island, these may be important considerations or not. This condo is a good value and should be an option for you to consider for your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sven for your nice compliments! Im glad you enjoyed your stay. It can be a trade off - being this close to the ocean. Typically the hotels that have large beaches in front cannot offer rooms with Lanais just yards away from the water. And if the tide is high or a storm has passed recently we all suffer the same consequence of short term beach loss.....that returns when the ocean waves bring it back. :) I do agree, our property's pool is more suited for quiet, relaxing time, taking a nap or reading while enjoying the incredible view such close proximity offers. Beach access is about 40 yards from the lanai - and usually there is ample beach space to sit or stroll. About another 50 yards and entrance for paddle boarding, snorkeling or water sport of choice is better with sandy entrance.
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Murfreesboro TN
5

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just as pictured. It is well furnished. Even a Keurig if you are so inclined. Also convenient to grocery. The bed is extremely comfortable. Great view from inside the condo. The shower is strong so it is easy to get the shampoo out if your hair. Recommend the ultimate whale tour which is smaller boat which the whales like. We saw 8 whales when other whale excursions had quit even going out. Heather is so easy to deal with & very responsive. My deposit was refunded the next day. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mahana

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the Mahana for over 25 years and have stayed in the same unit all those years until our last visit. We decided to rent Unit 107 after a conversation with the owner Heather. We found the unit just as she described and our visit was completely enjoyable. Heather was easy to work with and arriving at the unit and leaving went smoothly. We have booked the unit for next year and are looking forward to our visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to the islands for over 20 years and have stayed on all the islands at one time or another.....we prefer Maui and the Mahana.

We have stayed in many of the condo rentals and have found that we enjoy being on the ground floor......and unit 107 is really one of the best that you'll find in Maui

The place is super clean .very nicely decorated an because it is situated on the north end of the Molokai building it doesn't get much pedestrian traffic.....a great place!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo Steps from the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

I love staying here. The condo is well appointed and comfortable. One of my favorite things is the proximity to the ocean. Literally you are right there. You will see a beautiful sunset each evening. For us, when we stay here, a good nights sleep is a sure thing because the sound of the ocean lulls us to sleep and the master bedroom has a very comfortable Tempurpedic mattress. In addition to being located right on the ocean, you will find yourself walking to the grocery store, the farmers market and a variety of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Kahului
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dukes
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kaanapali Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Kaanapali Sugar Train
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Dukes
Nearest Beach
0.2 Metres
Kaanapali Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Sale
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Regular
Sep 2 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Holiday/Peak
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 8 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Holiday/Peak
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful travertine walk in shower with glass sliding doors. Separate vanity sink area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Very large bedroom with sliding glass door entry to patio. View from your bed!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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