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Partial Ocean View, Fully Equipped Studio Condo

Bedrooms Studio
Space 544 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ka’anapali's finest beachfront setting with a prime location near shopping and activities. Our studio condo, A-317, is located on the third floor of the Aloha Tower and offers a lovely partial ocean view. It is accessible by elevator and has a comfortable King Size Bed and Queen Sofa Sleeper. The fully equipped kitchen has been upgraded with new cabinets, granite counters, new fixtures and lighting, and is well-stocked. Our ocean front resort is set on 11 acres of exotic tropical gardens, along one of the finest stretches of Ka’anapali Beach, just north of Black Rock.

Swim, snorkel, paddle, or sail directly off the white sand beach in warm, crystal-clear turquoise water. Lounge by two adult swimming pools, kiddie pool, or spa, with cocktail and food service. Spot Humpback whales directly from shore between November and March. Golf at any of four nearby championship golf courses. Ride the free trolley to shopping, adjacent hotels for entertainment, restaurants, or luaus.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or Happy Hour at the full service Castaway Restaurant situated beach front. Or simply, sip a glass of wine on our lanai as you watch the sun set after another perfect day in paradise.

Keywords: Ocean Front Resort, Beach Front Resort, North Kaanapali Beach, Black

Rock, Low Density Tropical Gardens, Snorkeling, Full Service Restaurant, Shopping, Golf, Condominium

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Barbara Rubin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Barbara Rubin

Our family has been vacationing at Maui Ka'anapali Villas for more than 25 years. Our daughters, Emily and Dori grew up on this stretch of beach, swimming, snorkeling, and hunting for beach glass. Our best memories are of the fun we had playing in the water and relaxing at this resort. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to buy a studio condo at MKV. We're excited to share it with you and your family, so that you may also make your own memories at this glorious place in the sun.

Barbara Rubin purchased this condo in 2011

Why Barbara Rubin chose Maui

Maui Ka'anapali Villas is maintained and managed by Aqua-Aston Resorts. Each condo is privately owned, and the owners take great pride in the property. Every detail is considered so that our guests will enjoy their stay at this most beautiful resort.

What makes this condo unique

There is no better beach on Maui as far as our family is concerned. The water is pristine and warm. The clean, white sand offers a gentle entry into the ocean for swimming or snorkeling at the adjacent reef, which stretches 1 1/2 miles north. Walk on the boardwalk or beach, swim, or take the Free Green Ka'anapali Beach Trolley, 1/2 mile south to snorkel at Black Rock.


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate Dressing Area from Shower over Tub bathroom.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 1 comfortable, firm King-size Bed and 1 Queen Pullout Sofa Sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Queen Sofa Sleeper, iPod Docking Station, Digital Safe, Shower Over Tub, Separate Dressing Area, Beach Chairs and Umbrella, Beach Toys, and an Ice Chest.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Partial Ocean View, Fully Equipped Studio Condo
average rating of 4.859649 based on 57 reviews

Perfect location, great owner, great stay

  • 5 of 5

As most other reviewers have pointed out, Barbara is a pleasure to work with and truly understands the value of hospitality. It shows in the way the condo is taken care of, well-appointed, and stocked with all of the items one might hope to have while they are away from home. She then takes it a step further by adding personal touches such as emailing a list of her family's favorite activities, restaurants, beaches and snorkeling spots, etc. We took advantage of it all during our 9 night stay. The condo was perfect for us...great location and beautiful property about a one minute walk to the beach. We highly recommend just hanging out in the immediate area on the night of your arrival...after all of the traveling and a Costco/grocery store run, make your way to the beach or the pool and then walk along the path to Black Rock for the evening. Have dinner somewhere local (maybe Whaler's Village) and settle in to Maui. As this was our second trip to the island (and the first with the kids), we squeezed in most of the "touristy" activities and found it very convenient (and cost effective) to have a kitchen to return to each night. We ate breakfast at the condo almost every morning and loved waking up to a view of the ocean. We packed lots of lunches and visited several of the beaches recommended by Barbara and "Maui Revealed". The condo itself was roomy enough for our family of four, and we never felt cramped even after 9 nights. A couple of highlights/recommendations: North Shore Zipline has a lower age limit than most of the other companies if you have kids under 8 who want a thrill. We took our ten year old daughter and seven year old son there for her birthday and it was perfect. The staff is awesome and absolutely hilarious. While you are in the area, try to make breakfast at Coleen's in Haiku. It's also a great place to stop after doing the sunrise trip to Mt. Haleakala. Also look up and consider booking the "Food of the Gods" chocolate tour...very fun, very informative, intimate, and off the beaten path. Another lesser known tour is the "Tour of the Stars" at the Hyatt. We did it with the kids this time and they thought it was cool. Since we took the tour, they have been pointing out constellations and I woke them both up at 4:30 this morning (at their request) to view the Lyrid meteor shower. Oh yeah, spend an entire day on the Road to Hana and stop at the Garden of is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Adam, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts in such a detailed description of your Maui vacation. It surely sounds like you made good use of your time on Maui, and exposed your family to so many adventures. I trust they will remember it all for years to come. I appreciate the opportunity to set the scene by providing a home base at which you felt comfortable. We are grateful for your stories and thoughts, and we look forward to your next trip back! A Hui Hou! Barbara & Howard
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Convenient location, quiete community,beautiful beach and property itself.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at MKV from the first day till the time we had to leave. Condominium has fully stock kitchen with all necessary appliances to prepare daily meals if you don't feel like going out or simple just having coffee or late afternoon tea. We enjoyed watching ocean and beautiful property having our breakfast basically every day. This place definitely feels like home away from home. Place where you want to go back after all day of enjoying outside activities and simple power up for the next day adventures. Other benefit of staying at Barbara's condo is that her closet is equipped with all beach necessities(beach chairs, umbrella, boogie bords, ice chest, cooler which we used for Road to Hana, shopping bag and little cooler bag😊� i loved this one since i didn't take any beach canvas and i used it a lot to take water,camare, snacks.... when going to the beach).

Barbara and Family,

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. This was wonderful stay, another great journey for us. We will definetely stay here again.


Dominika & Piotr

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dominika and Piotr, When we receive a review such as yours, it makes me smile because I know that I have fulfilled my job to make your Maui vacation in our condo memorable! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights of what it was like to stay in our condo. Please let us know when you are ready to return, and our Maui "home away from home" will be waiting for you! Mahalo, Barbara and Howard
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A great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in Maui and had a wonderful stay. The condo kitchen has been tastefully remodeled since last visit. Accommodations are very comfortable, clean, nicely decorated and conveniently located near hiking trails and great snorkeling sites. Also great snorkeling without having to drive anywhere, just down the beach at Black Rock in one direction and a reef in the opposite direction. Staff is friendly and keep the grounds clean. A terrific view of the islands of Lanai and Moloka'i can be seen from the beach which is only a couple minute walk from the condo. Saw a lot of whale activity in the distance from the beach (breaching/blowing), but they tend to stay a couple miles off coast.

A couple of mornings consisted of hiking the 5+ mile lake loop at the abandoned golf course at Kapalua , then going over to Honolua Bay for snorkeling. Have always seen plenty of marine life there, turtles, squid, eels. These sites are relatively close together and only a 10-15 minute drive from the resort.

Also did the sunrise at Haleakala volcano and the bike ride down. Used Maui Sunriders Bike Tours in Paia which is self guided so can go at own pace and was about $50 cheaper than other options I was looking at. Be prepared to meet at their shop at 3:00AM ish. The shop is approximately 45 minutes from condo at that time in the morning.

Found a nice hiking trail called Lahaina Pali which is about a 1,500' climb in elevation that will take you up to the wind turbines with views of Kaho'olawe, Molokini Crater, and the Kikhei/Makena side of Maui. The trailhead is just past Papalua Beach State Park on the right where there is a small parking area off of Hwy30.

We are return visitors to this condo and plan on returning again in the future. Really an ideal place, as everything you really need is at the resort.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Welcome Back Marc! Wow! You must have had the most wonderful Maui vacation ever! We're so glad that you were able enjoy so many different and exciting activities, and then return to the Resort and relax in our remodeled condo. We look forward to your next trip, and we will certainly try some of the tips you mentioned. A Hui Hou! Barbara and Howard
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Great property, family friendly and good beach access.

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time in five years we have stayed at this property. We found it just as enjoyable. There is good access to the beach and snorkeling, beach or board walking and is centrally located to the upper west side of Maui. I would recommend this property and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark and Tara, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Maui condo once again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Resort and location. We also enjoy the beach-front location, and agree that the water is great for swimming or snorkeling. Mahalo, Barbara and Howard MKV A-317 VRBO #379840
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GREAT Condo, GREAT Resort, GREAT Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The MKV, and in particular, A-317, are perfect for those who want a comfortable and relaxed vacation. The condo is well-stocked, clean and has a great view of the ocean. Barbara is a joy to work with and is constantly updating her condo for the ultimate experience. MKV is a laid-back, beautifully landscaped resort with two pools/spas and the ocean at your doorstep. Whales abound, so be sure to take binoculars! The Castaway Cafe is good when you just don't want to cook in the condo's full kitchen or leave the property, and there are plenty of restaurants--all the way from take-out to fancy--within a short driving distance. Take advantage of the Aloha Concierge orientation--you're sure to win a discount on an excursion. We've done the Pacific Whale Foundation Lanai snorkel trip two years in a row and it is wonderful. North Ka'anapali is the perfect location, with LaHaina, Kihei & Wailea in one direction and Napili, Kapalua and Ft. Deming State Park in the other. Always plenty to do, but our favorite activity is lounging on the beach or at the pool. Mahalo, Barbara, for another great vacation experience. Until next year...

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tony and Janelle, Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation experience. Your insight, descriptions, and adventures will be helpful to other guests considering renting our condo. May Maui memories warm your heart until next year! A Hui Hou! Barbara and Howard.
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Beautiful and quiet resort with gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this condo at MKV. The room itself has a kitchen with all the necessary cookware to make your own meals (handy when you're on a budget!) or you can have a great meal at the Castaway Cafe - the restaurant on the property. There is a beautiful pool (1 of 2) that is never crowded. The beach out front is amazing! Our trip was in January - and we saw many humpback whales jumping and splashing in the water not too far offshore. We saw the occasional sea turtle swim past too. There is a free trolley that can you to Whaler's Village for shopping and dining. We took it to the Hyatt to check out the flamingos and penguins - then walked back (about a 40 min walk with kids in tow). On Sat and Sun - drive to Lahaina and check out the artists set up under the Banyan Tree by the old courthouse. We found some beautiful jewelry and art prints that were quite reasonable. There's so much to do in Maui - I would recommend checking out the book "Maui Revealed". The great thing about the Ruben's condo is that there's so much to do on and near the property. We spent the majority of the time snorkeling around Black Rock. Just amazing. We love this place - already have it booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Deirdre, We love having you and your family stay in our Maui condo! You always enjoy all that the Resort and condo has to offer. Thanks for sharing details about your vacation. It gives others a glimpse of what they can expect when they rent from us. We will look forward to your trip back next much as you will. Keep those Maui memories close to warm your heart until next time! A Hui Hou! Barbara and Howard
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Honoapiialani Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Pristine Ka'anapali Beach 1/2 mile north of Black Rock, low density ocean front resort on 11 tropical beautifully landscaped acres, 2 adult pools with spas, kiddy pool, ocean front full service restaurant, concierge/activities desk, fitness center, sundries store, day spa and salon, lighted BBQs with picnic tables, coin laundry on site, beach shack for water activities, free access to shopping and hotels via Ka'anapali Trolley.


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Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Tax Rate 13.42%

Our "Rental Application/Agreement" will be sent as a separate email. It is to be completed, signed, and scan/emailed back to us.
Maui Ka'anapali Villas, (MKV), is an Aston managed resort. Aston will charge a daily fee of $18.75, which includes WiFi, parking, use of the fitness center, free local phone calls, and discounts at the on-site spa. These fees are payable directly to Aston upon check-in. This condo is also managed by Chase 'N Rainbows, Maui, Hawaii.
Hawaii Tax ID GET/TAT: TA/GE-130-154-0864-01 W20870189-01

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