About the property
- Condo544 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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 Kaanapali
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.
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Great location close to the beach
Maui Kaanapali Villas is an affordable, yet well-maintained and pleasant resort. We liked that it is located so close to the beach. It only takes 2-3 minutes from pretty much any spot on the resort to reach the beach. We also liked that the beach has a shaded grass area under large trees with free beach chairs. The pool is also great and comes handy when the ocean is too wavy or windy. Barbara's unit had everything we needed for our stay, including even some snorkeling equipment. The kitchen had a supply of essentials (salt, sugar, cooking oil, etc.) so that was very handy too. As some others have noted, the lanai is extremely narrow (can hardly fit two chairs) so we didn't use it much, but that was ok. The view from the suite is very nice and you can see the ocean pretty well. Overall, a great stay!
PS - for first timers in Maui - don't rush straight to Costco right from the airport. We did that and found that most of their produce is sold in gigantic packaging, so that you won't even be able to consume it within a week. There is a large Times Supermarket within a 3-minute drive from the resort (or you can even walk there), and a Foodland and Safeway in nearby Lahaina. I didn't notice much price difference between them and Costco, and the selection there is even better.
MKV Condo review
Nice and convenient location. Clean and comfortable studio. Loved the walk on the boardwalk and snorkeling at Black Rock beach. Would have enjoyed having a reasonably sized balcony. Had a great partial view of ocean. Would stay again.
Aloha Bob, Thanks for taking the time to share thoughts about your Maui stay at our Resort and condo. Our maid service does an incredible job to make sure the condo stays sparkling clean. We agree that the Beach Boardwalk offers miles of opportunity to stroll north along the reef and south to the larger hotels, restaurants, and shopping situated ocean-side. Our beach-front Resort is truly a gem! Mahalo! Barbara and Howard
Perfect Paradise Getaway
We want to thank you Barbara for our wonderful stay in your unit 517 at MKV. The 5th floor condo is very well appointed, and has a beautiful view! Gorgeous sunsets, and we could even watch whales from the condo! The artwork and color scheme reminds us of the sea with its blues and greens. Comfy bed too! We do a lot of our own cooking, and the unit has all the tools you need to whip up a great meal. The BBQs at MKV are also very nice, immaculately maintained. MKV sits on one of the best beaches on Maui, with great swimming, snorkeling, and beach walking. The unit comes with chairs and an umbrella which we used a lot! There's also a beautiful pool at MKV, as well as the Castaway restaurant and bar right on the beach. Each morning we walked down the Kaanapali boardwalk to get the day started. Very close by we enjoyed the Fish Market for fresh fish and fish tacos, and Okazuya Asian takeout is outstanding. Also loved going to the Seahouse at Napili Beach for breakfast! LaHaina is just minutes away with all its shops and restaurants, and of course the famous Hula pie at Kimo's. We finally did the road to Hana this year, and that was an unforgettable experience. Again, thanks for sharing your beautiful condo with us, we plan on coming back!
Aloha Tony and Janelle, It sounds like you had another great stay in our Maui condo. Just reading the detailed description of your vacation made me envious that I am not there. We're home enduring the cold weather, and could really use a Mai Tai from Castaway right about now! We look forward to your next trip back! A Hui Hou! Barbara and Howard
We love this place!
MKV is the best! With a location that is on the beach and low density, it couldn’t be more perfect. Our studio was well equipped and comfortable. No wonder we come back here Year after year.
Aloha Nancy and Bernie, We're so glad you enjoyed another great vacation in our Maui condo! We love having you return year after year...probably as much as you enjoy returning! We look forward to your next trip back! A Hui Hou! Barbara & Howard
It's so comfortable here and relaxing. Feels like home in Maui. Great location with terrific restaurants close by and activities to do. The beach and Castaways right on property make for a wonderful day too. Will definitely be back... soon!
Aloha Jeff, We're so happy that you and your family had another great stay at MKV in our condo. What a great way to celebrate the Holidays! It's true that the Resort is so convenient to entertainment and shopping, and having the full-service restaurant, Castaway on property makes MKV a true gem. Mahalo, Barbara and Howard
We have stayed at this property each of the last 4 years and have enjoyed each stay. The condo is clean and restful. Each year we try to do something different including zip-lining, snorkel trips (there are many to choose from), dinner cruises, luaus and more. We have even jumped off the cliff at Black Rock. We enjoy watching the surf competitions on the North Shore and visiting Paia. Mama's Fish House is a must (save some money by skipping a few expensive dinners elsewhere) in order to splurge at Mama's. Try the rubber raft trip to snorkel on Lanai, 6 1/2 hour trip. Fast trip, more snorkeling time! After a full day, it's always awesome to come home to a small, quiet resort. It's not fancy but comfortable. The on-property restaurant, Castaway, is on the beach and has great food and service. So glad that this type of resort is available to those of us who can't afford $600 per night.
Aloha Colleen! How great that you and Mike had another wonderful Maui vacation staying in our condo. The activities and excursions you participate in always raise the bar. (...And, speaking of bars...let's remember that our on-site restaurant, Castaway always serves the most important meal of the day...Happy Hour!!!) We are looking forward to your next adventure-trip back. Until then...A Hui Hou! Barbara & and Howard.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 $20.00, 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