Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Ralph Schmidt
Ralph is a retired pastor who is now Director of Development for a humanitarian aid organization. Janice formerly worked in nursing and insurance; she now cares for their home and Cavalier King Charles puppy, Cromwell. We both enjoy golf and ballroom dancing. Also, Janice volunteers at a local yoga school and is passionate about knitting. We have visited most of the major islands and feel Maui offers everything we want in a vacation home. We always enjoy the road to Hana, trips around the north and south sides of the island and people-watching in Lahaina. Most mornings we take the shore walk behind the Wailea resorts and look for whales. On our first trip to Maui, we discovered Big Beach and that is still our favorite.
Ralph Schmidt purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Ralph Schmidt chose Wailea
We had been looking at units in the Kihei area around the Kameole beaches where we had stayed many times in the past. When our real estate agent convinced us to look at this condo, we were sold immediately! We knew the beautiful Wailea development was worth the extra expense. The ability to manage our own rentals via the internet and a great price brought it within our reach, so we mortgaged our rental properties on the mainland & jumped!
What makes this Condo unique
The grills and one of the pools are right across the parking lot from our unit, so our food is still hot when we get back to the condo. We love sitting out on the lanai listening to the breeze rustle the bamboo leaves.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 2
Grand Champions Delight
We really enjoyed our stay at Ralph and Janice's one bedroom condo at Grand Champions in Wailea. Well stocked kitchen, recently updated bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Appreciated access to beach chairs, umbrellas, towels and boogie boards. Unit was professionally cleaned, and king size bed is comfortable. Dedicated parking spot right in front of the building is convenient, and the condo is located right across the parking lot from one of the pools in the complex that also has barbecues for tenants. Easy walk to Monkeypod restaurant up the road. Recommend a visit during Happy Hour just to try their signature Mai Tai. Also within easy walking distance of Manoli's italian restaurant on the Wailea Blue golf course and the shops at Wailea, home to a great food market, a few excellent restaurants and several high end shops. If you're looking for a great local beach, suggest White Rock, an easy ten minute drive from the condo. Take the first turn down to the shoreline just past the Fairmont Kea Lani, and look for the cars parked on the side of the road. Rarely crowded, great snorkelling and boogie boarding for kids young and old. We had a couple of magical moments at White Rock including a gorgeous sunset and some surprisingly good whale watching from shore. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars with you. The condo is well built and quiet, but we had a few awkward encounters on the lanai during our stay with the couple renting the studio next to us, who also have access to the washer/dryer on the patio that is separated by a lattice divider. Also struggled a bit with the window coverings on door to the lanai, which appear to be a little temperamental. Would also like to see a black-out blind in the bedroom, or curtains covering the Venetians that let in a bit too much light early in the morning if you're trying to sleep in. Ralph and Janice were pleasant and easy to deal with throughout the rental process, and the check-in, and check-out process is very smooth thanks to a coded entry door to the suite. Mahalo for a great vacation!
Awesome stay in Maui!
Loved our stay in Maui. Great location, the condo was clean and spacious and the interactions with the owners and VRBO was great.
Excellent, Beautiful and AMAZING!!
My girlfriend and I both live here in Hawaii.. I wanted to surprise her with a little get away from the norm. First she was pleasantly surprised and very happy. We had a wonderful few days here in this beautiful condo. Very clean and quite. Highly recommend this place if you're looking to feel well rested and relaxed.
We enjoyed our stay in this place as it provided easy access to Wailea and Kehei on Maui. It was close to our favorite shopping, restaurants and our favorite beaches. It was clean and comfy.
Perfect Vacation Condo
We enjoyed our stay at this condo in Grand Champions Wailea. We had stayed in a different Grand Champions studio condo during our last trip to Maui two years ago, and really appreciated having the full kitchen and living room available for this trip. Everything was clean and in good condition. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed, including coffee filters, BBQ tools, common spices and seasonings. The bathroom towels were wonderfully soft and fluffy, and we were relieved to find that previous renters had left some of their extra sunscreen and aloe vera when ours ran out with one day left on our vacation. The bed was quite comfortable, and the room was cool enough to sleep in at night with the A/C on. We had expected some noise (being close to the main entrance), but there was never any issue (this actually worked in our favour when we accidentally locked ourselves out on the lanai). We also appreciated having laundry machines available to dry our towels from frequent beach trips. The location was perfect, as we could enjoy the idyllic Wailea weather, and we were able to do day trips to Lahaina, Hana, and Haleakala. We were also close to the Kihei Boat Ramp for our SCUBA trips and a short walk to Wailea Beach and the jogging path. The condo area has two warm saltwater pools with changerooms and BBQs. We liked having a code for the door as we didn't have to worry about forgetting our keys or losing them at the beach. Great value for the price we paid, and the owners were easy to reach and work with. We would definitely stay here again. Mahalo!