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Gorgeous Oceanfront Complex on Maui!! Kanai A Nalu from $160, with free parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 952 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

***The VRBO booking assistance number does not have all the information about our condo, so please feel free to contact the owner for accurate information.

(To read our entire "More Details" below)

We have loved Kana‘i A Nalu since our dad purchased this condo in 1987!

Kana‘i A Nalu means 'gentle surf, but we call it 'Dad's Paradise.' Kana‘i A Nalu is a beautiful OCEANFRONT complex located ON the four-mile stretch of Sugar Beach on Ma‘alaea Bay. Our condo is located on the second floor with gorgeous views from the lanai of the tropical gardens, the pool, the ocean, and the sunrise over Haleakala, the 'House of the Sun,' Maui’s largest dormant volcano. During the winter months, when the humpback whales are in the bay, the lanai may become your full-time residence.

The central tropical garden area has a solar-heated pool, large grassy area, and two grills for all to enjoy! In the late afternoon, the barbeque area is the place to be!

Kana‘i A Nalu appeals to those who don't want to have to walk through a congested lobby or across a busy street to get to the pool or beach. Our guests can easily go from our condo to the beach and back in a couple of minutes.

Our condo is fully equipped with kitchenware, linens, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. We also have a nice collection of beach towels, snorkeling gear, sand toys and boogie boards for you to use on the beach.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a connecting bathroom, while the second bedroom has twin beds and a full bathroom in the adjacent hall.

We have made some lovely improvements to the condo in recent years, with tile floors in the main living areas and kitchen, granite countertops in the kitchen and both bathrooms, and with HD TVs in the living/dining area and the master bedroom. We love the relaxed tropical style on island, and that style is reflected in our condo.

When the weather is blistering hot on other parts of the island, Ma‘alaea Bay’s consistent breezes keep the air comfortable at our complex. Inside the condo, each room has a ceiling fan to provide comfort, including the bathrooms. Air Conditioners were installed in the living room and master bedroom as of 11/2016.

Directly across the bay is the town of Kihei; towering above it is Haleakala, elev. 10,023. Sunrises over its summit can be seen from the lanai, and they are stunning!

Our condo is centrally located on the island and is between Wailea and Lahaina. It is approximately 9 miles from the Kahului Airport.

Each condo in the complex is unique, and you really can't go wrong anywhere on the property! You won't hear any comparisons or slights about the other condos on this listing, because we love Kana'i A Nalu!

Happy Searching!!!!

***If you are a returning guest to our condo, be sure to ask about our discount.

HI License # W0142956601

Keywords: Condo, Oceanview, Oceanfront Complex, Lanai, Tropical Gardens, Haleakala sunrise, Maalaea Bay, Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, Walking beach, Turtles, Whale Watching, Harbor, Solar-heated Pool, Maui Ocean Center

More Details


Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 952 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Front Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Possible conversion to King upon request.
    Master - 1 king
  • New King-size bed (2017) in the master bedroom, New twins (2018) in the second bedroom. Possible conversion of twin beds to a king-size bed, upon request. Possible 5th person with permission.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have a nice collection of reference books about Hawaii, including a copy of "Maui Revealed," which many of our guests have used and enjoyed. We also have a couple of "The Road to Hana" CDs to use on your trip to Hana. Our collection of games includes Pictionary, Sequence, Yatzee, Upwards, and a few more! Each bathroom has an overhead fan to help with the humidity, and a hair dryer to help with the humidity, too! We also have a wireless printer for you to print out your boarding passes, with a secure wireless connection! Our guests have said that Dad's condo feels like their home away from home!


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Gorgeous Oceanfront Complex on Maui!! Kanai A Nalu from $160, with free parking
average rating of 4.827586 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful - Family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. 10pm quiet observed. Beach right behind the property. Our grandkids boogie boarded every day. My husband and grandkids walked out in the water a short distance to watch the turtles. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and the grandkids had a great time at dad’s place! Thanks for being great guests!
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The perfect condominium and beach for 7 wonderful days. The facilities were perfect, well stocked and our grandchildren renamed the beach "Turtle Beach". They were so common that soon the children ignored them.

It was a perfect location for home base and convenient to everything we needed. We would have no hesitation in recommending it or booking another stay. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience at dad's place! We are so pleased that you made such precious memories with your grandchildren! You were great guests!
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Spotless, well stocked, comfortable. Fantastic views.

  • 4 of 5

What a perfect location. Close to everything, but far enough away. We swam with the turtles everyday, walked on the beach and swam in the pool- the comfy beds where great afterward. We appreciated the washer and dryer. We walked to the Maui Ocean Center. Cooking was simple in the well stocked kitchen. We hope to return! Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review! We are so pleased that your family had a memorable stay at Dad's place!
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st. pete beach, fl

Comfortable and convenient condo in Maui

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this condo very much. There was always a nice breeze through the living room. The location was very convenient to many of Maui's must-see areas. We also appreciated the handy items left at the condo, such as condiments, beach equipment, and household goods. Thank you & Mahalo for a lovely visit.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being lovely guests. We hope that you created beautiful memories on Maui! Mahalo!
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Kalamazoo Michigan

Extra guests with legs.

  • 2 of 5

Cockroaches in kitchen termini pec came and did a poor job of spraying my around the condo. Still killing them on Friday, when they were here on Wednesday. King size bed very uncomfortable and needs new pillows.. Noise control not observed and woken up before 7am with kids screaming out in courtyard.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope that our future guests will take the time to read ALL of our past positive reviews to see that your review was our first negative review! Our family works very hard to share our little piece of paradise. We are sorry for the issues that you experienced while you were there. We have never had an issue with bugs in the past, so we were very surprised by your call. We did have someone there that day to spray, and wish that you had reached out when you continued to have an issue. As you know, the condo association is responsible for the spraying, and we would have been happy to call the manager again. The condo buildings have a regular preventative bug control spraying every 3 months, but the rain has brought out all the bugs. Also, if they spray too often then our geckos would suffer! Our manager said that he has not any complaints about our unit in the past. We also wish that you would have mentioned your issue with the pillows and bed, because Windy would have been happy to help you. Additionally, we are sorry that the children were playing early in the morning. Many arrive from different time zones, so that when the sun pops up it is hard to contain their enthusiasm. Although, we do wish that parents would take them out a little closer to the beach for their first scream! We tried so hard to make your stay as nice as possible, as we do with all of our guests. We see that you also criticized the property on Oahu, just prior to your stay with us, so we really do hope that you could find some happiness, in one of the most beautiful places on earth---Sincerely, Bob's family
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Nice place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Aloha! We enjoyed our time at this condo. The location was nice because you could go to different parts of the island like Lahaina and Wailea within a short drive. The owners provided a lot of great information before we arrived and had a binder full of useful information in the condo. Terri was very helpful, friendly, and checked in on us to make sure we arrived safely and the condo was to our liking, which it was! She was very thorough and caring. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, and shops close by. The condo was well equipped and clean with a Hawaiian feel to it. You have a nice view of the ocean from the balcony. If you are looking for nice blue clear water please know that the beach in front of this condo is narrow and the water is brown toward the shore like many other areas surrounding this area. Books like Maui Revealed will even tell you that and map out where the waters begin to turn blue. We drove to Kamaole beaches, Makenna-Wailea areas, and even Big Beach for better beaches and pretty waters. The drive to those areas was quick, but well worth it. If you are looking for a relaxing Hawaiian vacation I recommend staying here! These owners have done a fabulous job. Mahalo. ~The Matteson Family

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the detailed review. We're glad that you enjoyed your time at the condo, and that all of the things that we had control over pleased you. There are times that the currents and tides can shrink our beach, but luckily we have 2 miles of beach within a short walk when that happens. We are also lucky that there are crowded public beaches within a short drive. We wish you well on your next trip to Maui.
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Terri (For owner Bob)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Terri (For owner Bob)

This is the seventh year that my brother and I have helped Dad to manage his condo on Maui. Our dad is a retired veterinarian, and at one time in our lives we had 3 cats, 2 dogs, 4 tortoises, and a beehive in the backyard. We now have families of our own, which, of course, include our beloved pets!

Our families live in Sacramento, Davis and Grass Valley, California.

Terri (For owner Bob) purchased this condo in 1987

Why Terri (For owner Bob) chose Wailuku

One of the reasons that dad was drawn to Kana‘i a Nalu and the Ma‘alaea Village area was that it was on a dead-end street. He loved the quiet slow-paced atmosphere of the area, yet he also loved that he could walk to the harbor, to dinner or to the aquarium. The condo backs up to undeveloped fields and faces the ocean, giving it a secluded feeling while still being close to Ma‘alaea Village amenities.

When the weather is blistering hot in Lahaina and Ka‘anapali, Ma‘alaea Bay’s consistent breezes keep the air comfortable.

Also, if you want to explore the island, Kana‘i a Nalu's central location on the isthmus makes visiting other parts of Maui ideal.

What makes this condo unique

One of our favorite things to do while at Kana‘i a Nalu is to use the grill in the garden area. The welcoming atmosphere has allowed us to meet guests from all over the country and abroad too (there are often visitors from Alaska and Canada in the winter months). Another unique feature about Kana‘i a Nalu is the undeveloped four-mile stretch of Sugar Beach, which passes only sand dunes and a nature preserve before the condos in Kihei. It makes for a relaxing sunrise walk. Additionally, our fully equipped kitchen gives you the option to cook some of your meals at home, letting you save money for other island attractions. Maui has a Costco and numerous other grocery stores within a 15-minute drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Terri, We have left the condo. Thank you so much for sharing your Dad's "home" with us. It is a very special place, and I'm already dreaming of my next visit! Kim W.-5/16/17
May 2017
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Haleakala National Park (Kula)
Pacific Whale Foundation
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
Costco Wholesale
Maui Tropical Plantation
"Great way to see the agriculture of Maui!"
Whole Foods Market
Kahului Airport (OGG)
"Aloha, Welcome to Maui!"
Maui Golf & Sports Park
"Miniature Golf Bumper Boats Rock Climbing X-Treme Trampoline Party Packages Souvenirs..."
Ma'alaea General Store & Cafe
"Great sandwiches and baked goods!"
Son'z Steakhouse
"Fantastic brunch! Although, it is a little expensive."
Mama's Fish House
Iao Valley State Park
Eskimo Candy
Tasaka Guri Guri Shop
Hasegawa General Store Inc
"Almost at the end of the road. Great to see an older-style market."
Cheeseburger Island Style
Secret Cove Makena
Kula Botanical Gardens
Surfing Goat Dairy
"They have tours that are expensive, but fun. Check out what time of day that they milk the ..."
Marco's Grill & Deli
"Delicious Italian food, and cute décor!"
Alii Kula Lavender
"On a clear day you can see both sides of the isthmus from the Buddha statue, at the top of t..."
Beach Bums Bar & Grill
"We liked the fish n' chips!"
Kahili Golf Course
"Very close to our condo, but have yet to visit. Beautiful views on their website!"
Maui Ocean Center
"Wonderful place to visit! They offer weeklong passes too. They have a wonderful gift shop th..."
Waianapanapa State Park
Maui Swap Meet
"Check the website for dates/times. "
Maalaea Harbor
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant
Kimo's Restaurant
"Yummy Hula Pie!"
Geste Shrimp Truck
Kumu Farms
Longs Drugs
"Great place for souvenirs, and local food--including meat."
Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani
Maalaea Harbor Shopping Center
"Nice daily "Local Artist Fair" in addition to the other great stores!"
Sam Sato's Incorporated
"Great banana pancakes! Check the hours before you go. Many Locals."
Waikapu On 30
"Great lunches and Shave Ice!"
Tasty Crust Restaurant
Bailey House Museum
Charley's Restaurant
"Highly recommended by our guests!!!"
Hula Cookies & Ice Cream
"Just a short walk from the condo!"
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
"They have cute seasonal donuts!"
Maui Zipline Company
"We felt very safe in a beautiful setting! The staff was outstanding!"
T Komoda Store & Bakery Incorporated
"Get there early!"
Pacific Whale Foundation
"Within walking distance of the condo, with a lovely gift shop."
Hana Lava Tube
Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Kahului Airport (OOG)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Beach Bums Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
Kahili Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Seascape;Beach Bums
Nearest Beach
Seasonal beach right in front of our complex!
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Golf and Sports Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Buzz's Wharf
Nearest Point of Interest
Kahului Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Kana`i A Nalu
Car: recommended

We are within walking distance of Beach Bum's, and Seascape Restaurants, Maalaea General Store, Craft Fair (open daily), Hula Cookies and Ice Cream, The Maui Ocean Center, Whale Foundation Gift Shop and other cute gift shops at the Harbor shops, Ma‘alaea Harbor (many boat tours/cruises leave from here), and Maui Miniature Golf and Sports (two mini-golf courses, bumper boats, rock climbing, and an extreme trampoline.) On the way to Kihei is the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Preserve, which is very near our complex.

From our condo, Kahului is a 15-minute drive north; Kihei is a 12-minute drive east; Lahaina is a 25-minute drive west.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $155
Tax Rate 13.42%

Note that nightly rates do not include 14.42% tax, $155 cleaning fee, or the $300. refundable security/damage deposit***
Discounts on 30 nights or more, and an extra discount for our fabulous repeat guests!
Occupancy 4 people! No Pets or Smoking!
I will send more information about our policies with your inquiry.
HI License # W0142956601
***HomeAway is now charging our guests a "Service Fee," we do not benefit from this fee, nor do we agree with it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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