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10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Lahaina Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Unit 4B of Maui Sands is a DIRECT OCEAN FRONT unit on the ground floor of a two story building only 10 feet from the ocean. 25 feet to the right are the steps down to enter the ocean. It's a 2 Bedroom unit with a king size bed in one bedroom & two twin beds in the other bedroom. Plenty of seating in the living room with two couches (one sofa sleeper) and a massage chair. The condo comfortably sleeps 6.

Your parking spot is free & there are no resort fees. Our unit is extremely private. Don't expect to see anyone walking in front of your 180 Degree view of the ocean during your whole trip! (except maybe walking/swimming farther down in the ocean).

We have just completed a $150,000 renovation!

We thought long & hard about how to make our condo a model for others to follow in terms of being as environmentally responsible & healthy as possible. We wanted to address issues like the poor recycling program on Maui, the poor quality of the drinking water, the inefficiencies of general appliances & electronics, indoor air pollution, the use of the Hawaiian trade winds for cooling & many other aspects of a home.

Here are some of the things we did:

- We provided organic cotton bed sheets, towels, pillows & linens since conventional cotton is a very pesticide & herbicide intensive crop. For example: It takes one-quarter of a pound of chemicals to produce one conventional cotton T-shirt.

- Zero VOC paint (Volatile Organic Compounds = airborne carcinogens) was used on 97% of the walls. This was to help insure the indoor air quality was of the highest standards. This was especially important to us since we have a 2 year old son and one on the way!

- All tile flooring (no vinyl, linoleum, carpets). This also eliminates off gassing and trapped dirt and dust from collecting anywhere.

- We installed a reverse osmosis crystal clear water purifier for drinking & cooking. So there's no need to buy bottled water and that saves you money, and the environment!

- We have Teflon free (carcinogenic) pots & pans. Ours are quality stainless steel and we even have a cast iron fry pan. If you are not sure how to use it, let us know!

- We supply only glass tuperware instead of plastic tuperware. FYI: Plastics can leach chemicals like BPA into your food when you store them.

- An abundant use of Bamboo in the construction & finishing instead of wood products where possible. Bamboo is a grass & not a product derived from forestry. It has a short growth cycle of approximately five years, depending on the variety. As a result, bamboo is considered a highly renewable & sustainable product that saves our ever-dwindling hardwood forests.

- We've added louvre shutters above bedroom doors to allow air flow while maintaining privacy which cuts down on the need to use air conditioning & fans (although we have fans in the bedrooms). Another bonus is you can have the sound of the waves lull you to sleep while your bedroom door is closed.

- Use of the latest technology of energy efficient lights like LED dimmable lights.

- Emerson's 'Midway Eco' Fans in the living room & dining room. These fans are the most energy efficient fans on the market! They use 75% less energy then a conventional ceiling fan.

- The most energy efficient stainless steel appliances. For example our fridge is a MayTag Tier 3 Eco-Conserve rated fridge. It uses less energy then a 60 watt light bulb! The stove comes with two ovens of different sizes so that you only heat the oven size you need! An added bonus of the two ovens is that it gives you the option to cook two different things at different temperatures at the same time.

- We have also consciously chose 16 sets of Correll dishes because of how well they stack in a dishwasher. This translates into saving energy by not having to run the dishwasher as often!

- Our LG brand LED TV wins the top spot for the most energy efficient Television over 50' (source: EnergyStar program).

- Integrated into the cabinets is a 4 bin recycling station for recycling aluminum, glass, plastics & cardboard.

- All our interior wood doors are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council)

- We've had the plumber connect the reverse osmosis water purifier to the ice machine so that even your ice cubes are made from the purest water.

- The shower has a built in filter that removes chlorine.

- Our toaster? Well we looked far & wide for it: It only heats up one element when you are only toasting one slice of bread! Thus cutting energy use by 50% for these situations! Don't be fooled, your toaster at home does not do this simple concept.

Here's the incorporated technology:

- We have incorporated a 2nd beverage fridge into the kitchen in case you need the space.

- 60' LED Edge lit True High Definition (1080P) TV that up-converts any 2D video to 3D with amazing results! It comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses so everyone can watch in 3D. Regular TV viewing works great to.

- High Definition DVR recorder (for pausing & recording live TV & your favorite shows) & over 20 hi-def channels

- Free local & long distance to anywhere in North America.

- Password protected wireless High speed Internet (30mbps). (There is also a public wireless internet service at the pool & elsewhere on the spacious grounds.)

- 3D Blu-Ray player

- Stereo & 5 speaker Dolby Digital surround sound in the ceiling for TV, Movies, CDs, iPod or MP3 player.

- Pandora Radio access let's you listen and create your favorite Radio stations through the Condo's 5 speaker sound system.

- Free NetFlix access: watch thousands of movies in Hi-Def for free! YouTube, Hulu & other Internet video stations are also available.

- A nice massage chair to relax your soothing muscles after a long day of sight seeing or surfing at the beach!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I have a 1 bedroom place in Kihei which I bought in 2007 (kiheivacationcondo dot net) and have lived there during the winter months until this year. I bought a 2 bedroom in Maui Sands 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

Why The Owner chose Maui

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

10ft from Ocean, 2 Bedrm Beachfront Reno, Hi-Tech, Eco
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Outstanding stay, we definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful view and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

High Honors - A Place to RE-visit!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Truly a perfect location. The constant sound of the waves on the reef outside is very relaxing. Easy access to snorkeling right outside the apartment. The apartment is extremely well kept and has a great range of cooking equipment, plates, glasses etc – everything we needed. Sitting for meals on the patio is just beautiful. There are plenty of supermarkets nearby and even the ABC store at the nearest gas station has a lot of useful supplies! We would thoroughly recommend this condo and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Family wedding

  • 5 of 5

We came to Hawaii to celebrate a wedding & although my sons wanted to be nearer to the wedding site at Kaanapali, my husband & I wanted some peace and quiet. This place was perfect! And 2 days in, my sons thought so too. They spent every night sleeping in the living room so they could listen to the ocean. The lanai is amazing. We enjoyed the whale watching & saw sea turtles & even ate most meals out there. We really appreciated all of the eco friendly upgrades & the emphasis on recycling. We used the wonderful kitchen often, including deciding to eat at home rather than going out! Between the grill outside and the gas range, who needed anything else. We also made use of the farmers market up the street. I think it is only fair to point out that the washer and dryer is not in the unit, but quite a hike from the condo & takes a lot of quarters. Other condo's we've rented on Maui have had the washer & dryer in the unit which is great for not taking a lot of luggage. Ryan is easy to work with. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Every detail taken care of....

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Maui Sands condo, it was completely perfect for us.Every detail was so thoughtfully taken care of that we really didn’t have to worry about a thing. From the provided cooler, beach chairs, and umbrella, to the snorkel gear and ocean shoes. Almost every time it occurred to us that we needed something, we found it in the condo. The complex grounds were so well maintained and quiet. We used the grill one night, as well as the lovely pool. The availability of recycling was very important to us, we really appreciated that. The beds and linens were very comfortable and tasteful. We also really appreciated the Condo Manual – it answered every question we could possibly have. Beautiful place to stay! It's not every morning you get to have coffee while watching the whale show - but that's the norm here. Ryan was also wonderful to work with throughout our whole planning phase, and into the week of our vacation. Very easy to communicate with and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Rates & Availability

Lahaina Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Humpback Whale Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
$10,462
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak whale season
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,765
$11,020
 
 
Humpback Whale Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
$10,462
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$495
 
 
Humpback Whale Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
$10,462
 
 
Peak Whale Season 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,765
$11,020
 
 
Humpback Whale Season 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
$10,462
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
$8,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds that can be pushed together to create another king size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The Sofa bed is a queen size mattress with a pillow top so you will not be feeling coils when you sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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