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Sands of Kahana Luxurious Oceanfront, No Better View on Maui

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This Non-Smoking condo is beautifully maintained and decorated with Oriental art and antiques. Other comparable direct oceanfront corner condos in our complex rent for more. The two bedroom/two bath corner units are among the largest on Maui. We have ocean views from every room including both bathrooms. We are on the sixth floor of Building 2. Only the corner units at Sands of Kahana like ours have views from both Master bedrooms. Located on a beautiful sandy beach. When the wind and waves are up, we can watch surfers to the left and wind surfers & kite surfers to the right of the property. Seasonal whale watching right from the condo, bring your binoculars!

Located half-way between the Kaanapali and Kapalua resorts with their world class golf courses. Unobstructed views of the islands of Lanai and Molokai from end to end. Glorious sunset views! Only 30 feet from the Pacific Ocean, the sound of the waves lulls you to sleep.

The Sands of Kahana has an on-site restaurant, tennis courts, pool, hot-tub, kiddie pool, koi pond, work-out room and activities desk.

Wireless internet service included.

Keywords: Condominium

Hawaii Tax ID: W00519858-01

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Judy

Joe and I were married in 1960 as teenagers. As a child I dreamed of going to Hawaii one day but never thought I would make it let alone have a place of our own there. Our first trip to Hawaii was in 1974. Over the years we spent time on all the islands but always went back to Maui. Maui no ka oi (Maui is the best)

Judy purchased this condo in 1990

Why Judy chose Lahaina

We vacation rented at Sands of Kahana when it was still under construction. We loved the views and the spaciousness of the condos. We loved the area, the quiet and the location half way between Kaanapali and Kapalua. It was a dream come true to finally own there.

What makes this condo unique

In front of the condo we can see sea turtles pop their heads up and swim along. To the left we can watch surfers from our lanai and to the right, on windy days, watch wind and kite surfers. When the whales are there you can watch them without even leaving the condo. At night the moon over the ocean is breathtaking and we can constantly hear the ocean waves. As many times as I've been there, I still get excited even seeing ads about Maui.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for sharing your wonderful condo with our family. The views are fabulous and our stay was magical.
Apr 2009
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds in both master bedrooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
DVD Player, Full Kitchen with Cookware and Utensils, Washer and Dryer, Pool, Hot Tub, Separate Kid's Pool Pavilion, Gas BBQ, Large Corner unit, 1700 Square feet, 2 Balconies, Sunset views, Beach Volleyball.


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Sands of Kahana Luxurious Oceanfront, No Better View on Maui
average rating of 4.804878 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous location right on the beach with a corner condo. Nice location near gas station, a few restaurants, etc. Newly updated kitchen appliances. Tons of towels and linen. They have boogie boards and beach chairs as well which was nice. Bathrooms could use an update but were just fine. Lots of whales right off the lanai-which is very spacious and a nice spot for breakfast. I can see why people return here year after year!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Large condo with exquisite views

  • 5 of 5

Our VRBO rental at Sands of Kahana was very nice. The condo is spacious and well appointed and well maintained. The views of Molokai and Lanai are fantastic. Sunsets are exquisite. We spent our mornings sitting on the lanai and watching the humpback whales frolic just off-shore. Beach access is great, and one can watch the turtles play in the surf. Definitely bring binoculars! The owner is very responsive to requests for information. We would definitely consider staying at this condo again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dallas, texas

The condo was as described (and accurate to all of the positive reviews). We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with another couple in this condo. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful. The condo itself was perfectly sized (extra space!) and we were both very happy with our two Master bedrooms (king size beds and separate bathrooms, as well as a lanai with beautiful view from both rooms/beds!). The condo was clean. We had the linens that we needed. The kitchen was well equipped (pans, dishes, wine opener, glasses, etc). There were beach chairs and floaties that we loved using. The beach is within walking distance (just have to pass the wonderful pool) and the hot tub was one of our favorite spots. We also liked the food at the restaurant that was right off of the pool. I would highly recommend this condo and this property. Outdated decor?! who cares - it was clean and comfortable! Though I will mention that the owner had the two living room couches picked up for reupholstery as we were packing up on our last day so if that matters to you, that will be an update. We saw MANY MANY humpback whales from both lanais (even from bed!) and I highly recommend a cheap pair of binoculars if you go in whale season. A midweek clean would have been a nice touch but having our 'own place' for our week in Hawaii easily made up for that lack. I would stay here again and again (if we ever end up in Maui again).

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cailin! So happy that you loved the condo as much as we do! Please come back in the future. We did get all new kitchen appliances and some new and reupholstered furniture just after your week there.
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The large lanai with two lounge chairs plus the spectacular view both north and south was amazing.

  • 4 of 5

I chose this condo because of the location, the large lanai and the view. You can see the islands of MolokI and Lanai from the lounge chairs. If you want to eat outside, there is a four person table. On the second day, I asked my husband if he'd seen a turtle yet and he had not, so I looked down from the lanai and a turtle was swimming up the shallow part of the surf, right past people standing in the water. The kitchen is well stocked (although the only thing I cooked were hard boiled eggs---hey, I was on vacation) and the bed was comfortable. We opened the doors and listened to the surf all night. We drank our coffee and read the news on our I pads each morning.

The restaurant on site was fine and a great view of the ocean. We found Dollie's bar and grill across the street had good food and we ordered a take out pizza from here that was really good. The best dinner was at Merriman's and if you want to watch the sunset, reserve early. We went at 5:00. The Hulla Grill and many water side restaurants in Lahaina were good.

We found Snorkel Bob's a helpful place. We brought our own gear, but they gave us a paper showing places to snorkel Our favorite was Old Airport Beach at Kaanapali by the Weston.

We did three excursions: Molikini snorkeling, private tour to Hana and the Blue Hawaii helicopter ride to Molokai. All were good.

I did not give this a five rating because the bathrooms and a few pieces of furniture need updating, but in my opinion, this is minor. The condo was immaculate and we were able to meet Nani, the housekeeper. We did not have Wifi on the first day and she came and resolved the problem right away. Judith, the owner, responded right away to my emails about the problem and contacted Nani for us.

This was our first visit to Hawaii and we hope to return to this condo during whale watching season.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I want to mention that in January we bought all new kitchen appliances and replaced couches and chairs. The two bathrooms will be updated soon but in the meantime they are fine but not fancy. Glad you had a great vacation!
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Great condo in a great area

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We hope to go back. Rooms are very large and condo is right on the beach with a fantastic view from the balcony. The restaurant on premises is great too. Ate breakfast there every day. We loved the whole experience

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay! Will come back.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. It was clean, well equipped, beautifully furnished, great views, comfortable and located in a great area. Beautiful beach, great amenities, restaurant.

Look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Close to World-Class Golf Courses Kapalua and Kaanapali, On-site Tennis, Seasonal Whale Watching from balcony, On-site Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in $75
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

Credit Card payments are accepted with a 3 1/2% processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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