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Jim

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Romantic Oceanfront Resort - Secret Turtle Beach - Kuleana

33 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

CONDO 322

Entering 322 for the first time is a very special experience. The stunning view of the Pacific reaches across the apartment and stops you in your tracks even before you set foot in the living room. You know instantly that you are about to have a wonderful vacation. The lanai is just 45 yards from the water’s edge and offers stunning views of the ocean and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. You can watch whales in season (December to April) and rainbows and sunsets unparalleled throughout the year.

This is a very private condo. It is a top (3rd) floor end unit. There is no one above you and only one unit next to you separated by a thick block wall. There is a complete kitchen remodeled on 10/15/15, with granite counters, bamboo cabinets, stainless appliances, all dish ware and cookware. The bathroom was remodeled in 10/15 as well with a walk-in shower, granite counter and bamboo vanity. Parking and wireless Internet are provided free of charge. Note: There is a stairway, please see suitability below.

KULEANA RESORT

Kuleana is a boutique resort. It is not a Kaanapali high rise, high density type resort. You will never feel crowded. You will never have to wait for an elevator. You will never have to look up to see the sky. It is a very peaceful place. Low rise condos are surrounded in beauty, on 4 acres lush with tropical gardens.

To snorkel or just lie on a beach, most locations in Maui require you to drive somewhere, but Kuleana, subject to weather conditions, has its own SECRET – a pocket beach, a beautiful little cove situated within the gated grounds. While you will not find coral formations that equal Kapalua Bay (just 2.3 miles north), you will be able to snorkel among schools of reef fish, swim among green turtles and yes, just lay out on a sandy beach without leaving the resort.

For variety, both Kahana Beach and Honokowai Beach Park are within a ten minute walk. And the best snorkeling in Maui is just 2.3 miles north.

We have a very large heated swimming pool suitable for lap swimming, a newly surfaced tennis court and a shuffle board court. In the lanai-like lobby you will find a ping-pong table, an honor library, an activity booking desk and reception. There is an on-site coin laundry and free parking. A popular feature of the resort is the four BBQ grill area situated on the ocean’s edge. Watching the sun set over the sea and the lighting of the tiki torches, while grilling, is a memorable experience.

LOCATION

Conveniently located, Kuleana is just 2 miles from Kaanapali / Whalers Village and 6 miles from Lahaina. Both provide a wide variety of shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor activities. If you don’t want to drive, there is a bus to take you to both for $2. Within walking distance of the resort there are restaurants, cafes, a farmers market, a fish market (everything caught that day!) a supermarket and even an ABC store. Kuleana is located between Kapalua and Kaanapali, which means there are four golf courses within three miles of the condo and another ten courses within a 40 minute drive.

The kitchen and bath were remodeled in 10/2015 with new granite countertops, bamboo cabinets, stainless appliances new tile surrounds, and a wak-in shower with floating glass doors.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jim

Judy is an RN and an extraordinary cook. Jim is a playwright. They live in San Diego, but Maui has been a part of their lives forever.

Jim purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jim chose Maui

While vacationing nearby one day, we wandered into Kuleana on our morning walk, and it was love at first sight. We had never thought of buying a condo in Maui, but long after our return home, Kuleana persisted in our memories.

What makes this condo unique

There is a peaceful bliss about the place. The little pocket cove beach, the abundance of turtles, the tiki torches in the evening, grilling fresh fish from the local market while watching the sun set, sitting on the lanai with a glass of wine while the stars come out, oh my!

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

Romantic Oceanfront Resort - Secret Turtle Beach - Kuleana
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
5

The view...is exactly what you imagine when you think Hawa'i

  • 5 of 5

Looking out over the ocean....its RIGHT there. And what an amazing view it is!

Its easy to find....head toward Lahaina...keep going....and make a left at the light with the airport sign. Too bad you can't fly into that airport! The kitchen is nice, we cooked breakfast there every morning. The AC works GREAT in the bedroom but it gets reallllly warm in the main room and only one box fan. Comment to owners.....allow the shades to latch down to keep the sun out in the evening. Also it would be nice to have had a tower fan, those work great in a place like that. Also we found no bugs invading as well. It was very clean, and we arrived a bit early so there was no parking pass but one call to the management company and it was delivered quickly.

Oh...parking. Plenty of parking...BUT....park correctly. I was just on the line and I had a notice placed on my car. Seriously...and it said 3rd offense. Ha! Fine....just...be aware.

The beach access is easy...and as advertised, turtles are right there! Depending on the season of course there is a nice sandy beach as well.

Would I recommend this condo to my friends? ABSOLUTELY!!! Would I stay there again? In a heartbeat. I can't see how anyone would be disappointed in the place

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Always Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I have visited this property numerous times since 2012 and always find it the happiest place on earth! The October 2015 remodel made it even more welcoming with the fresh colors and updated fixtures. My many pictures from the lanai never fail to get rave reviews! This unit is one of a kind with exceptionally peaceful ambience and most gracious owners always available and pleasantly responsive. I would never stay anywhere else on Maui!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here! Convenient location close to stores, activities, and restaurants. View was amazing to wake up to everyday. Easy and hassle free access. Very clean and well equipped with things you would need. Stayed for five days and it felt like home. We were sad to leave but will definitely be coming back and would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nice property and would use again

  • 5 of 5

Kuleana is an older building complex but is well maintained. The grounds were impeccable and there was a crew out working every morning cleaning and trimming. The pool was nice and clean. Not much shade though. The condo was small but updated. The bed is less than queen sized but was comfortable. I learned that older buildings typically don't have AC units except for maybe in the bedroom. The rest of the area was warm but if we left the transom window and screen door open along with the patio it aired out and was doable. Lowering the shade in the afternoon also helped out. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and nice.

The owners provided lots of valuable information on nearby beaches and restaurants that we took advantage of, thank you. The provided beach chairs were used almost daily and very handy. The beach there is awesome and we saw turtles daily.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. The A/C in the bedroom is the only one allowed. They do this to keep the grounds free of the noise of air conditioners. As you learned, the trade winds provide a nice cross ventilation. The ceiling fans also assist. The bed is a full queen size, 60" wide
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they didn't forget the little things

  • 4 of 5

Stayed there in april 2016...exceptionly well equiped condo and was a .beatifully appointed condo also..,they didn't forget the little things...good location, a little rain in april ...just below Kapalua beach(go there FIRST..if you're a snorker,kayaker,beach lover....FORGET the snorkle trip to Lanai..(long ride, weak lunch..colder water..POOR coral)..went up to Haleakula.. nice ride..great burgers in LaHaina,("paradise" something)...kona big wave beer" the best, Jerry,the best....this condo assoc has a little walk way, out to the ocean, that had at least 5-7 large turtles, eating moss off the rocks in late afternoon,they were getting tumbled by the waves..most turtles we've EVER seen in Hawaii, had a great stay...ate at Roys, $$$

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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An outstanding choice for most tourists

  • 4 of 5

The condo is very nice and the view from the lanai is gorgeous. I found it so peaceful to sit out there when I would awaken during the night and look at the moonlight bouncing off the ocean.

The kitchen area was well stocked with utensils and dinnerware. The new bathroom is especially nice.

I believe this condo will be an excellent choice for young couples and anyone with a normal healthy body. I have two artificial hips and a knee. Climbing the steps, especially dragging up luggage, proved to be very difficult, and for that reason only, I would not be able to stay there again. Otherwise, I highly recommend Jim Caputo's condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, thank you for your kind words. Although we discussed the stairs before you booked, we are sorry to hear that the stairs were too much. For those reading this, From the parking lot, it is 7 steps to a landing, then 7 steps to another landing and finally 7 steps to our door.
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West Maui Kapalua Airport

Conveniently located, Kuleana is just 2 miles from Kaanapali / Whalers Village and 6 miles from Lahaina. Both provide a wide variety of shopping dining, entertainment and outdoor activities. If you don’t want to drive, there is a bus to take you to both for $2.00. Within walking distance of the resort there are restaurants, cafes, a farmers market, a fish market (everything caught that day!) a supermarket and even an ABC store. Between Kapalua and Kaanapali there are four golf courses within three miles of Kuleana and another ten courses within a 45 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Kahana Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 12 2016
1 night minimum stay
$154
 
 
Ask Why Discount
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 8 2016
1 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
Low Season
Nov 9 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
1 night minimum stay
$167
 
 
High Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Prime 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
High Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
High Season
Aug 31 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Optional beach towel rental - $4 each.
Deposit less VRBO fee is refundable up to 60 days prior to check in at which time, the balance is due.
Minimum stays vary with availability; please inquire.
Hawaii tax ID #W74170606-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modeled in 10/15/15 with walk-in shower, granite counter, bamboo vanity. Hair dryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed Flat Screen TV New A/C in bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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