|Minimum Stay||1 - 5 nights|
This beautiful, fresh condo has stunning ocean front views 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 Transient Accommodations and General Excise Tax ID # 189-643-1616-01
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
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 to the island we stayed at the Mahana 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). Followed by 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.
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? Is the decoration tasteful? 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!
The location is incredible. We spent every morning watching humpback whales from the patio. We played some spectacular golf courses. Kaanapali Royal is only 5 minutes away, and Kapalua is just 10 minutes. Lots of people talk about the "Drive to Hana". Personally, we prefer the views and the drive around the northwest side of Maui, and Mahana is a perfect starting point. All the shops and restaurants of Lahaina are only 10 minutes away (we highly recommend the Paia Fish Market for quick, inexpensive, very tasty meal).
The very clean condo is well equipped for both everyday living and fun outings. From the boogie boards to use on the beach, which is literally 40-50 ft from the patio, to the cooler you can fill with drinks and lunch for a beachfront picnic. The bed is extremely comfortable. Eating out in Maui is a bit on the expensive side, so having the fully equipped kitchen is a huge plus. The washer/dryer in the unit was super helpful since you always seem to go through more clothes than you planned on with all the beach play and hikes nearby. Free parking right outside the door made it easy to get golf clubs and luggage to/from the car.
Heather was so accommodating and helpful. She seemed to sincerely care about ensuring we had a great time on our trip and wanted to be sure the condo was perfect for us. She was a joy to work with.
We enjoyed our stay at unit #107 @Mahana! The unit was lovely, clean, and very convenient to Lahaina. The owners have done a fabulous job furnishing it with the necessities for Beach life :)
Very happy with our stay overall. We've tried many different VRBO's and this is a top one. Love Maui and this vicinity in particular. Felt safe and comfortable on the ground floor and loved the easy outdoor access. Only suggestion would be a light on the lanai.
This unit was absolutely outstanding. It had everything we needed to feel comfortable and at home. It was well furnished and nicely decorated, with a most comfortable bed. Being on the first floor and having the ability to walk right up to the ocean was exactly what we wanted - it is easy to take walks along the water to beach and restaurants (either on the sand or using the path), while still being somewhat secluded and quiet. The pool and other building amenities were also great. We also appreciated the nice set of recommendations provided by the owner for things to do and see. There is a nice market nearby as well as several local restaurants within a two to five minute drive. All in all a wonderful get-a-way in the sun!
All the reviews are on point, and we found our stay here to be a wonderful experience. The unit is just as described and pictured. We really enjoyed the convenience of being on the ground level with sunset views that are amazing! The property was clean, the location is super convenient (restaurants in walking distance and a grocery as well), the layout is simple and decor is tasteful. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, and I was extremely relieved to have great water pressure. We also really enjoyed using the breezeway to bring the ocean breezes thru the unit while being able to hear the waves crashing in the evenings...and it was so convenient that the air automatically shuts off when you open up the sliding doors. The pool has great natural breezes due to it's set up as well. I loved that while the Mahana is quiet, private and relaxing it's still close to lots of activities.
Heather was extremely informative, helpful and professional. She is responsive and gives great suggestions. We ate at several of the restaurants she recommended and every meal was fabulous. It's obvious that she takes pride in taking good care of her clients and in the unit; she won't steer you wrong. We had everything we needed, and truly had the best time. My parents are thinking of taking a trip here next year and I would recommend this unit in a heartbeat to them and anyone else. It became a base for lots of good memories for us and I would love to return someday.
Condo was absolutely outstanding. Very clean, very well kept up, it had everything we needed. Bed was comfortable, which is rare when you're away! Steps away from the ocean and super easy access to the beach. Being on the first floor and having the ability to walk right up to the ocean was exactly what we were looking for. The area is gorgeous, the views are incredible. Not only that, but it has AC! What a godsend! Nice pool (especially for comfortable swimmers, I'm 6'3" and appreciated the 9' deep end). I'm running out of unique words to describe just how great our stay was.
Heather was in contact with us right from when we booked, always ready to help and answer questions. Fortunately everything was perfect and we didn't need a single thing. We were also happy with the location. All the activities on the west side of the island were close and easy to get to. Overall, couldn't rate this property highly enough!
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning||$150 + Tax|