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Rick and Kris Hacker

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rick and Kris Hacker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 Maui

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)
Ocean Front Gem in West Maui - Green Sea Turtle Paradise!!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Truly a gem! Lives up to it's expectation.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here! Everything was great. The owners were easy to reach and incredibly helpful when we had a question. Also the people on site were very helpful and friendly. The condo was clean and really had everything we could possibly need. The kids (9 and 10) slept on the pullout and were comfortable. They had a blast in the pool, which we could perfectly supervise from the lanai and with all the turtles while playing on the rocks. Location on the island was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location In Maui and SO many beautiful Turtles

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here at Kris & Ricks Condo number 117 and absolutely loved it. The condo is located in Mahina Surf which is a small complex of about 60 condos each and everyone has a beautiful ocean and pool view.This is definately the best location in Maui, the location of the condo is fabulous, right on the water and best of all sooooo many sea turtles its crazt. My husband & I went out each morning while the seas were calmest and snorkelled with these little fells right out the front.There are hundreds of condos and units for rent in this area but most of them are in huge complexes but Mahina Surf is small and personal and quiet, the grounds are immaculate, the pool crystal clear with BBQs overlooking the ocean & it has laundry facilities

Our unit was really nice with everything you could need. its 1 bedroom and there is a queen sofa bed in the lounge room, its ground floor ( there are only 2 levels at Mahina Surf) has a patio with table and chairs.where we sat each night enjoying the sunset. We are a family of 4 and had plent of room.Its about a 5 minute drive to the nearest grocery store and 10 minute drive into Lahaina Harbour and all the cute shops on Front street and in the opposite direction heading north are great snorkelling locations like Honalua Bay. Not the best time of the year for surfing as we went in July but my son found waves at the Harbour in Lahaina at Break wall and a little beach near Baby Beach.and great snorkelling at a beach nicknamed Airport, not sure of its really name but it comes up if you google airport beach Lahaina.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Roslyn, Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our little piece of paradise! We'd love to have you back again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

No complaints here great complex clean great condo very clean had everything u needed the management very nice and helpful. Great location cant wait to go back

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the review Tina - our management team does have that Aloha spirit! Can't wait to have your back again soon!
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Well maintained with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 9 glorious nights at Mahina Surf. Neither one of us wanted to leave. The property is beautiful, lots of lush tropical plants, very nice well kept pool, beautiful birds and a calm peace. There's a short walk to viewing Sea turtles taking a rest from their journey. Short walks and or drives to popular beaches. Some of which provide snorkeling, lifeguards, surf lessons and more. Great restaurants, markets and eateries within a very short drive. Parking was always easy. Laundry is onsite. The staff was perfectly friendly and knowledgeable. And our condo provided anything and everything you could possibly need. We made quite a few meals there, and was never lacking in tools to do so. The bed and furniture was comfortable. And I loved the glass plantation style shutters that allowed air flow though out all day and all night. It was very peaceful at night. No noise, except the wind and ocean!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Trina, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, the property, turtles and the fabulous trade winds through our louvered windows!
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Charming - Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

I knew when I found this listing that this was the place that I was searching for, but sometimes just because its looks amazing in pictures it doesn't mean it's that way in person. I am happy to say that this place was even better than the photos. The location, the unit, the property everything about it just couldn't be any better. We saw whales breaching as we were having our morning cup of coffee, which was amazing! The Mahina Surf staff were great. My only regret was not staying longer. This was def a hidden charm and the perfect location. Thank you Kris & Rick.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Barbara, we are so glad that you chose to stay with us and even more happy that our property exceeded your expectations. Whale season is a fabulous time to visit Maui. Those spectacular creatures never cease to amaze! We hope that you will come back and stay with us again soon!
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to stay here! The condo is clean, spacious, and has a great oceanview! It has everything you need to do day trips - which is perfect! Lawn chairs, snorkelling equipment, and cooler too! Wonderful! We rented a car to get to a lot of places that was suggested in the book which Kris and Rick have made for guests. I would highly suggest this condo to anyone who wanta to explore Maui! Thanks again Kria and Rick!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kelly, thanks much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our welcome book too. We wanted to share our tips and our favorite places and activities on the island with our guests. We actually had a lot of fun putting it together. We hope to have you back again soon! -- Rick and Kris
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%

10 nights or more 5% discount; 28 nights or more 15% discount.
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

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Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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