|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Aloha! You’ve found us! Boy are in for a treat! Keep reading to see why you stumbled across quite possibly the most attractive, one of a kind vacation rental in Hawaii in your price range that keeps our guests coming back year after year!
First off, let’s quickly cover location. There are two buildings at Maui Sands that are direct ocean front. Our building (building 4) & building 5. Building 5 is backed by a parking lot, ours is backed by a mango tree & expansive lawn - so quieter! Building 4 is also the closest building to the water (12ft from the condo) and our ground floor unit (4B) is just 25ft to the steps down to the water. You'll see abundant marine life at Maui Sands thanks to the Kahekili Marine Reserve that fronts the property. It prohibits the hunting & capture of many species of Hawaiian fish which benefits snorkelers & animal lovers! Beyond that is the Hawaiian Humpback Whale Sanctuary with the densest concentration of humpbacks in all of the Hawaiian Islands! The double reef system out front breaks the waves into bathtub calmess during low tides making it one of the best spots in Maui for toddlers to play in safety, Check out our live webcam (Google: Maui Sands web cam) to catch some breaching humpback whales in the winter months. The webcam is attached to the ceiling of my lanai so the view you get will be exactly what the webcam shows! Show your family and friends!
Now let’s talk about the amenities - this is where we really shine. Our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo can be made upon request to have a comfortable king size bed in each bedroom or 2 twins in the second bedroom. We use a super comfortable 2” 100% natural latex king size topper to eliminate the crack so it feels like a real king size bed! Above the bedroom doors are bamboo louvres allowing more trade winds to flow through & let you fall asleep to the gentle sound of the surf so your bedroom door can be closed for privacy. The bedroom linens are 100% organic cotton! The queen sized sofa bed in the living room even comes with a special memory foam mattress which offers a more comfortable sleeping experience than traditional sofa bed spring mattresses.
The bathroom shower is a beautiful oversized step-in river rock tiled shower with a built-in bench & a shower head with a built-in chlorine filtration system. Both bathrooms are finished with granite counters and bamboo cabinetry,
The kitchen has beautiful bamboo cabinetry & granite counters. An extremely large & convenient kitchen sink, tons of dishes, glass tupperware, cast iron fry pans and stainless steel pots & pans to help you with your Hawaii meals & avoid PBA plastics and Teflon if that is a concern for you. The double oven stove and fridge were both chosen because of their extremely efficient properties. There’s also a beverage fridge under the counter if you need it. The kitchen is equipped with a reverse osmosis filtration system and stainless steel water bottles so you don’t have to worry about buying bottled water or suffering with the horrible local water on tap. Make the best tropical smoothies using our powerful Vitamix blender or enjoy the best coffee with our stainless steel french press. There’s plenty of seating along the kitchen counter, in the dining area or out on the lanai (dining table, chaise lounges) for everyone to feel comfortable.
The living room area has been set up be a really fun & comfortable place! We have a 65” Ultra HD 4K TV on the wall which built in Netflix, Youtube etc and Blu-Ray player. Guests tells us the picture quality combined with our in ceiling 5 speaker surround sound system make movie watching rival what they have at home! And yes, we have a popcorn maker! If you find yourself with a kink in your back from the flight over or a pulled muscle from that snorkelling trip, then a massage would probably be really helpful! So to help our guests, we brought the massage into our condo! We have a full-body massage chair that is rated #1 in the world! It's called an Inada Dreamwave (Google: Inada Dreamwave). Imagine having this $10,000 chair waiting for you each day that you return from your outings to relax & unwind in while listening to the sound of the waves out front.
A few other amenities to note: secure and fast 100mb/s wifi private internet, beach chairs, snorkel & beach gear, umbrellas, beach towels, cooler, child stroller, shuffleboard equipment for your private use, 4 yoga mats and blocks, highchair & playpen with padding that can be used as a crib, cooking spices, rice maker, ice maker, & luggage scale to name a few.
We thought long & hard about how to make our condo environmentally friendly & health conscious as possible. Our eco-friendly mission is to have our guests feel good that their Hawaii vacation is the greenest possible. . (Google: Maui Sands) to find our professional website & learn more about our eco-friendly initiatives!
Looking forward to meeting you!
Ryan & Carole
I have a 1 bedroom place in Kihei which I bought in 2007 (kiheirental dot com) and have lived there during the winter months until this year. I bought a 2 bedroom in Maui Sands (maui sands dot com) in spring 2011 (It was clear with my growing family that I needed a larger place). I am a web developer and philanthropist and try to do my part to make the world a better place.
I enjoy renting out our Hawaii home when we are off island so that other like-minded individuals can also experience an amazing part of the world while minimizing their carbon footprint.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2011
After a very intensive search, we decided on Maui Sands. Here are 6 of many reasons:
1. The consistent trade winds blow from the Northeast so we wanted to stay upwind from the sewage treatment plants so that our air remained the freshest and cleanest in the world. Sorry Kaanapali!
2. The Kahekili Fish reserve is directly in front of Maui Sands. This results in an abundance of marine life and a restriction on certain fishing. The reserve ends a hundred yards to the north, so places like Kahana, Napili and Kapalua do not have this feature.
3. There is a kids playground with a new jungle gym 100 yards north of Maui Sands. This is a big hit with young families and my son. Access can be via the water, or the road from our condo.
4. There is a health food store (the only one in West Maui) only 150 yards north of us. It hosts a farmers market 3 times a week and is a great source for local produce and organic foods. Another option for groceries is the Times Market, a standard grocery store that is 400 yards south of us. There are lots of shops, restaurants and gear rental stores, all within walking distance.
5. Maui Sands is one of the original condos in all of West Maui and it has retained a lot of the old Hawaii feel of the 60's before the hotel boom. Maui Sands have a very low density of condos in its spacious grounds and combining that with the mature landscaping, old palm trees, vintage signs and rustic seawall, it certainly takes you back in time to an old Hawaiian experience.
6. Maui Sands has a very unique reef system which some argue has the most child-friendly calm waters of all of West Maui. There's a beach nick-named baby beach in Lahaina, that is popular with families because of the protected waters. It's water quality is quite poor however and pales in comparison to the crystal clear waters of Maui Sands. Please note: during high surf/swell situations, none of the Hawaiian waters escape the wrath of the Ocean.
Maui Sands and our neighbour complex North of us are the last of the condos that can access the 1.5 mile long North Kaanapali Beach and Black Rock beyond by walking along the shoreline. If you like going for long walks in your bare feet, then Maui Sands is a good choice.
Maui Sands was built before there were any setback rules for buildings. As a result, having a condo within 12 feet of the ocean where you can feel the vibration of the surf from the lanai is a very rare and surreal experience. We enjoy being so close to the ocean that we can experience it with all our senses yet still be shielded from harm with the 8ft sea wall.
This felt like home, the instant we walked in the door. Welcoming and breezy, beautifully appointed, meticulously designed, and perched at the edge of the spectacular views – this space is one we’d like to return to again and again. We fell asleep on comfortable beds to the sound of crashing waves, woke up to make delicious meals in the exceptionally outfitted kitchen, and enjoyed the quiet bliss of the lanai. Surrounded by peace away from the hubbub, we were still only minutes from all the best that Maui has to offer; a perfect location.
From the first inquiry to the last mutual thank-you, every interaction with Ryan has been superb. Thank you for making our time in paradise more than a vacation; it is a cherished memory.
As a personal side note, we especially appreciated the accessible shower, and the ease with which we were able to get into the ocean.
A beautiful condo that is extremely well taken care of. Everything you need, from chairs to ice chests, to towels is right here. I cannot offer enough superlatives to describe this condo. The kitchen has everything you would want or need, including a nice cast iron skillet that we used often. House is well furnished and you will want for nothing.
Our 10 year old daughter was up every morning at 6:00am and out in the waves, which are just a scant 12 feet from the back door.
Our only complaint is that it wasn't available for us to extend our stay! If you are looking for a unique spot, this is the one. Thank you Ryan!
Right on the water, clean, and nicely updated. This is the one you want to rent! Would stay there again!
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. It's literally ten steps from the water, you can hear the waves crashing all day and night. The condo was spotless, tile and granite throughout. It was truly an ideal place to stay for our family of 5. Everybody had a bed to sleep in and we could spread out on the lanai or the living room. The condo is fully stocked with gear for the beach as well. It was truly outstanding, we will definitely be staying here again when we come to Maui. Thank you Ryan for your promptness and excellent service!!
This condo and location are absolutely perfect......Ryan is super helpful and made everything so easy. You can't get any closer to the ocean. Everything was clean, neat and comfortable. Lots of things to do are just a few steps away....highly recommend.
You arrive to a 1960s like vista - Maui Sands, and it is like a trip back in time. Surrounded by modern monster hotels, you tuck yourself into this small area, and the biggest worry is finding the proper parking. But once you do, you find that being in the 1960s isn't bad, from the outside, nice grasses, palm trees and such. But will the rental be old and outdated?
Not so much - beautiful inside, and then - you open the back glass doors. Not only is it the 21st century, it is now timeless. The sound of the surf is never to be forgotten. You are indeed 10 feet from the ocean - first floor, 10 foot walk straight out, then fall 15 feet to your death on the rocks. OK, don't do that. Just a walk skip and a jump to your right are stairs down to the actual water. And a shower is there too, after you snorkel.
It was all marvelous! Could I complain - sure - Ryan - replace the toaster. The pull down breaks off, barely misses your ear, flies across the room, and was quite scary. Sure, I "fixed" it, but it will happen again. And I understand that it is 1.5 baths - wish it could be 2.0, but understand why not. Still, the shower is claimable by both bedrooms, especially if everyone is friendly (and you'd hope so!)
But NO deductions to the five stars. I NEVER tend to return to the same place - I have a "been there done that" attitude. This is an exception. If I return to Maui, I would come here again, without a doubt. Just for the timelessness of the surf and the sunsets from the lanai.
Whale watching from condo,
|Cleaning fee||$175 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.