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Romantic Oceanfront Resort - Turtle Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property


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 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, putting green 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.


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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Lahaina

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!


Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modeled in 10/15/15 with walk-in shower, granite counter, bamboo vanity. Hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed Flat Screen TV New A/C in bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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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Romantic Oceanfront Resort - Turtle Beach
average rating of 4.851852 based on 54 reviews
Highlands Ranch, CO

Beautiful place in the world!

  • 5 of 5

With an opportunity to visit family staying up the road...we found this to be a perfect location for our trip! We enjoyed the spectacular view (sunsets, breaching whales, surfers, and suppers) every day and the location was great for access to explore the area. We loved the turtles at the little beach at Kuleana and enjoyed taking the Tommy Bahama chairs and umbrella to the beach while we snorkeled at Napili, Black Rock, Mackena and Kapalua. We were very fortunate to find these accommodations available and hope that someday we can return to Maui to enjoy this bit of paradise again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Folks. Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again.
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Bartlett, IL. USA

Great choice

  • 5 of 5

As we all know there are many choices in places to stay while visiting Maui. Don't pass this one up. Everything was as advertised, including the view from the balcony while having an evening glass or wine. The owner was immediatley responsive to any issue. The beach, is home to daily visits of 1-5 turtles. They get very "up close and personal". It is hard to remember they are protected and we need to stay at least 10 feet away. This may mean you might have to relocate on the beach. We have, over the years, stayed at many locations on Maui, would never give a second thought of looking for any other condo. Thanks Jim.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time in Maui and first time VRBO user. Jim and Judy’s place was everything as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first real vacation in our 29 year marriage and it was everything we thought it would be. Jim was really helpful during the whole process and as stated, he answers his phone within an hour. We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented this condo for my daughter's honeymoon. They had nothing but great things to say about it.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. All the little things were a breeze and Judy/Jim were very helpful. There beach is right in the backyard and wasn't very crowded and there was great snorkeling! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solingen, Germany


  • 5 of 5

Wir waren 10 Tage im Kuleana Resort und es war einfach nur traumhaft. Die Unterkunft war genauso wie beschrieben. Der Blick vom Balkon ist unbezahlbar und die täglichen Sonnenuntergänge waren reinste Postkartenromantik. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und der kleine Privatstrand tut sein übriges. Mit den Riesenschildkröten zu schwimmen und ihnen unter Wasser bei der Nahrungsaufnahme zu zu schauen war ebenfalls ein Highlight. Überhaupt ist Maui eine wunderschöne Insel, die von der Natur her so viel zu bieten hat, dass sie zu Recht zu den schönsten der Welt zählt.

Wir sind viel auf der Insel unterwegs gewesen und haben uns diverse Resorts und Strandabschnitte angeschaut. Am Ende haben wir immer wieder festgestellt, dass es im Kuleana am schönsten ist.

Von daher uneingeschränkte Weiterempfehlung unsererseits.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I would like to share it with my English speaking guests. Great We stayed 10 days at the Kuleana Resort and it was just fantastic. The accommodation was exactly as described. The view from the balcony is priceless and the daily sunsets were the purest postcard romance. The area is very well maintained and the small private beach does the rest. To swim with the giant turtles and to look at them under water feding was also a highlight. Maui is a beautiful island that has so much to offer from nature that it is rightly one of the most beautiful in the world. We have traveled a lot on the island and have looked at various resorts and beach areas. In the end, we have always noticed that the Kuleana is the most beautiful. Therefore, our recommendation is unlimited.
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

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 #TA-083-904-3072-01 and #GE-083-904-3072-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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