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Ocean Front Gem in West Maui - Green Sea Turtle Paradise!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Aloha and welcome to Mahina Surf #117! We are a unique, oceanfront boutique style condominium (with only 56 units!) located on Maui’s desirable West side. Mahina Surf boasts stunning unobstructed ocean views where Humpback whales and their calves play during the winter, and scores of green sea turtles call our beachfront their home year round! The entire property, including the units and grounds, is designated as non-smoking throughout.

Imagine yourself relaxing on your private lanai or poolside with a cool drink in hand. Picture the blue green ocean with the islands of Lanai and Molokai in the background. Take a dip in our beautifully tiled, heated saline pool, just steps from the ocean, and soak in the splendor of our beautifully landscaped grounds. You won’t even mind preparing the evening meal on our gourmet gas BBQ grills located at the ocean’s edge. Finally, at day’s end, there is no better place to watch the sunset; this is truly paradise!

Our condo is conveniently located within 5-10 minutes of some of Maui’s favorite tourist destinations. Just 3.5 miles to the south is the Kaanapali resort area and Whaler's Village with its famous beach, boardwalk, shopping and restaurants. Another 3 miles south of that is historic Lahaina town with its eclectic waterfront shopping district, restaurants and nightlife. Just 3 miles to the north of Mahina Surf is famed Kapalua with its championship golf courses and gorgeous beaches; perfect for body surfing, snorkeling, diving or just soaking in the sun. You are literally sandwiched in the middle of the best the West side of Maui has to offer.

Mahina Surf #117 is a ground floor corner unit with twice as many windows as many of the other units on the property; taking full advantage of Maui's famous afternoon trade winds. You will love the smell and feel of these comforting breezes throughout your stay. As you look at our pictures, pay special attention to the windows; we are fortunate to be the beneficiaries of some of the most beautiful Hawaiian landscaping on the island. Native Hawaiian plants surround our unit, giving you a true sense of 'Aloha'.

The bedroom is appointed with a spacious King size bed, closet (with programmable safe) and a chest of drawers. Just down the hall to the right is an updated bathroom with shower enclosure, sink and 2 mirror vanity with shelving inside. (Plenty of room to store all of your toiletries.)

We have a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, stove and microwave. It is well stocked with all of the cookware, utensils and appliances to satisfy any home chef. (Heck, we even have a juicer!) The kitchen opens up to a spacious living area with a large L-shaped queen sized sleeper sofa and chairs. We have an entertainment center with a flat screen LCD TV, Blu Ray/DVD, WiFi and iPod docking station. We also have library of Blu Ray's and DVDs for your viewing pleasure. (Although you may be distracted from your favorite TV show by the ocean views!)

We hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do. It is truly the “best kept secret” on Maui!

TAT W18966311-01; Local Contact: Tammy Soares 1-800-367-6086

Keywords: Ocean Front, 1 bedroom, Ground Floor, Boutique Style, Condo, West Maui, Kahana, Shopping, Beaches, Golf, Snorkeling, Turtles, Whales, Non-Smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Rick and Kris Hacker
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Rick and Kris Hacker

Hi, we are the owners Rick and Kris.

We are both in the beverage distribution business in Western WA. We love the outdoors and enjoy diving, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling with our two sons. We also love to cook!

Rick and Kris Hacker purchased this condo in 2011

Why Rick and Kris Hacker chose Lahaina

We have been coming back to Maui off and on for the past 25 years (since our honeymoon). Our favorite area in Maui is the West Side. We love snorkeling at Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay, hitting the beach at Kaanapali, and playing in the surf at Napili Bay. We also really enjoy exploring the eclectic little town of Lahaina, especially when the art fair is up an running under the Banyan tree. Our condo is close to all of the places we like to go!

We are so thrilled to finally have our own little piece of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

We purchased our condo in Sept of 2011. We love the incredible views from the Lanai and the short walk right out the slider door to the pool, BBQs, and ocean. We especially enjoy walking down to the waters edge each night to see the turtles swimming and feeding right at our feet and watching the sun set. It never gets old!


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, and sink with two cabinet vanity. Plenty of room for toiletries. Hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom with King size bed, comfortable mattress and bedding. Sleeper Sofa with 6 inch thick Queen sized mattress. Child's port-a-crib also available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please feel to use the Snorkel Gear, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Coolers, etc. located in the Bedroom closet for all of your beach adventures! We also have a Programmable Safe to keep your valuables secure.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean Front Gem in West Maui - Green Sea Turtle Paradise!!
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 71 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great little rental with excellent views of the ocean and close to shopping and incredible beaches. The unit has everything you need and office staff were very helpful. Can’t wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True to the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect for a long weekend in Maui. We didn't have to bring a thing but the food we wanted to make. Great place and very true to the pictures. Thank you for a great weekend,

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shawn, So that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you back again soon. Mahalo, Rick and Kris
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Great views, location and turtles. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and our resident green sea turtles!
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An awesome decompressing and meditative getaway from the frenetic cacophony of big resorts

  • 4 of 5

Sequestered from the frenetic sensory-overload cacophony of big resorts Mahina Surf is a meditative oasis where one can truly decompress to the sounds of surf and tropical birds. Its rocky shoreline is also a favorite 'sunbathing hangout' for sea turtles, while not sandy for those who like to stroll along and frolic on sandy beaches. For a non-smoking site the owners would do a huge favor for all visitors if there was clear signage and no-smoking enforcement on the property ie.smoking on patios (smoke drifting into one's suite from neighboring smokers can make ones visit 'memorable for the wrong reason'), poolside smoking, smoking along the shore trail to the sea turtle 'hangout' (cigarette butts littering the trail are a tad disgusting) . Otherwise, we truly enjoyed the place and would like to visit it again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Yaroslav, Thank you for your review of our beautiful property. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you plan to return soon. We apologize that there were guests on property that chose to ignore our posted no smoking rules, both in the units and on the shared grounds. We shared your review with our on-site property manager and requested that he step up the policing of this policy. Mahalo, Rick and Kris
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

We fully enjoyed this condo, the hosts were awesome and the condo was well equipped and as advertised. I especially liked the growler refill for Maui Brewing Company.

The only drawback, and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the location of the unit and the end of the complex next to the parking lot. The view of the ocean is splendid, however you hear car doors, car alarms, and traffic from the the street instead of the surf.

In any event, we would definitely rent this unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Doug, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our condo, it's beautiful ocean views and the extra amenities we offer. There is definitely give and take with our convenient location, we are so glad that you enjoyed it enough to want to return. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!
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Amazing place!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting with great turtle viewing. Perfect spot to watch the sunset. Wish it had AC as with the windows open at all hours you get a lot of noise from the parking lot etc... Overall, we really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui Ocean Center
Pacific Whale Foundation
Iao Valley State Park
Da Kitchen Kahului
Bailey House Museum
Napili Beach
"Great Beach for playing in the waves; boogie boarding or body surfing"
Kapalua Bay Beach
"Great protected Bay. Great beach to spend the day. Snorkelling is good on the right side o..."
Honolua Bay
"Some of the best snorkling on the island is here when the ocean is calm. Don't attempt if t..."
Ka'ahumanu Church
Kapalua Golf - The Plantation Course
"Home of the PGA Tournament of Champions"
Old Lahaina Luau
Lahaina harbor
Whalers Village
Black Rock
Star Noodle
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dollies Tavern
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Kapalua Bay Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Kahana Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

BEACHES: Maui has so much to offer and of course it's beaches are some of the best! Great beaches near our property are Kahakeli, Napili and D.T. Fleming for soaking in the sun and playing in the waves.

SNORKELING: Kapalua Bay is a great beach for the beginning snorkeler, protected, calm water with nice coral formations & fish. Some of the Best snorkeling in Maui can be found at Honolua Bay a bit further north. Huge coral formations, fish, eels, turtles and more; but, it is not as protected.

TURTLES: If you want to swim with Turtles, try the waters right out in front of Mahina Surf, they are plentiful. There is a very secluded, very small sandy beach about 30 yards south of the property that gives easy entry into the water. (you do have to scramble over a short stretch of lava rock to get there.) If scrambling over lava, is not your idea of fun, there is an even easier entry into the water at Mahinahina Beach (also know as S-Turns Beach) about 2 blocks north of the property. Sandy beach with easy entry into the water. Jump in and swim to the left for turtles galore!

SHOPPING: Lahaina town is one of our favorites, it's an eclectic little town with great restaurants, historical sites and is a perfect place to look for a souvenir. Some of our favorite restaurants are Aloha Mixed Plate, Kimos, and Lahaina Pizza Co. For a really nice dinner, you can't beat the Lahaina Grill. We had one of our best meals ever there, and I'm not talking just on Maui, I'm talking anywhere!

Another terrific area for shopping and restaurants is Whalers Village at Kaanapali Beach. (About 5 minutes south) We enjoy grabbing 'Pu Pus' at the Hula Grill; the tables actually sit in the sand with great views of the ocean. It is an excellent place for people watching and a great place to take in the sunset.

GOLF: We are only a few minutes away from the famed Kapalua Golf Course home of the Hyundai PGA Tournament of Champions. Even if you don't golf, it's worth a trip to see the course and the surrounding area. The Plantation House Restaurant, in the club house at the Plantation Course is a great place to grab a delicious breakfast.

SIGHTS: For those wanting to tour the island, the Road to Hana is a trip that you must do at least once. The Windward side of the island is lush and green, beautiful jungle-like terrain with waterfalls around every turn. Black Sand & Red Sand Beaches and, of course, the Seven Sacred Pools.

Another popular attraction is the Haleakala Crater. A trip up to the crater to take in sunrise is definitely worthwhile. On the way back down from the crater, take a side trip and visit the Tedeschi Winery for a sampling of their Pineapple Wine or Champagne.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee < 7 Nights $104.17
Tax Rate 14.42%

10 nights or more 5% discount; 28 nights or more 15% discount.
Military 10% discount; DD form 2 or DD form 1173 required.
Deposit: Deposit due within three days of booking.
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Cleaning charge for under 7 nights is $100.
Check in time: 3:00pm – Check out: 11:00am
Thirty day notice required for deposit refund on cancellation.
$25 service charge on all refunds.
Christmas Holidays: Full payment due by 11/01.Cancellations are nonrefundable 7 night minimum stay.
Extra persons: including children, $10 per night.
Free High Speed Wireless Internet
No Check Out Fee, No Resort Fee, No Cleaning Fee For 7 Nights Or Longer, No Parking Fee
Tax 13.42%: Subject to change without notice.
Visa, Mastercard, and Personal Checks accepted

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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