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30% off April -Aug 30 2017 building maintenance discount - True Ocean Fro

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom 1 Bath - Full Suite seperate bedroom - 2 guest Max allowed

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Hawaii Tax ID: W61177816-01

April - Sept 2017 10-25% discount , building will be worked on during this time. Email for details and discount

please note, I have never and do not use Craigs List for bookings

Not a management company - Talk directly to the Owner at any time. On island contact minutes away should you need anything. Daily or mid week cleaning can be arranged or just swap all the wet towels with days notice.

2 guest allowed at this time


In-room media center with cable TV, including HBO; DVD, Ipod player docking station and CD player

Poolside cabana with kitchen, ping pong table, lending library and computer with printer for complimentary e-mail access

Heated pool and Jacuzzi

Free local telephone calls

Poolside gas barbecues

Never any resort fees

180 degree view from lanai! no wall blocking on right or left side 5 feet wider than most 1 bedrooms and all corner units. Book now for next winters whale season. Open Lanai !! no windows or screens enclosing.

Unit 805 is in the center section of the building on the eighth floor. This one bedroom unit consists of a lanai “outdoor patio”, living dining room area, complete fully stocked kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom. New Sleeper sofa March 2013.

The Maui Kai amenities include heated pool, lounge sunning areas at pool and beach side of building, gas grills, cabana with full kitchen, internet computer for emails and boarding pass printouts, covered picnic tables for guest use, and laundry facilities.

My home is fully furnished and has a complete kitchen; everything you need is in the unit to make complete meals. A supermarket is a short walk or drive back out to Lower Honoapillani Rd.

The Condo has cable TV with HBO, CD Player, Ipod player, 50” Plasma TV in living room, 32” LCD TV in bedroom, King sized bed in bedroom, and makeup desk in bedroom.

The building has central air conditioning, not all buildings on Maui have ac the Maui Kai is comfortable regardless of the weather if on a warm night a cool night’s sleep is desired.

Many of our guests never feel the need for Air conditioning and enjoy leaving the windows open to listen to the ocean and feel the breeze. The Maui Kai is off the main road and traffic noise is nearly nonexistent when the bedroom windows are open. When the lanai doors are open all that is heard is the soothing sound of the ocean surf.

Having air conditioning and no road noise will assure a restful sleep and a quality vacation in the Maui Kai 805.

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Hawaii Tax ID: W61177816-01

More Details

Gary Pearce
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Gary Pearce

Owner and daughters 2012 -

Gary Pearce purchased this condo in 2013

Why Gary Pearce chose Maui

It’s the perfect condo: Quite with a private lanai on the 8th story you are able to look down into the clear water and watch turtles and fish. 5 feet wider than most condos the extra space makes a difference it feels open and spacious.

Ten minutes from Lahaina and just a few from the restaurants of Whalers Village. Not to far from anything and the best unobstructed views of the ocean and outer islands on Maui

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I recently spent two weeks at suite 805 of the Maui Kai and it was everything we had hoped for! It was amazing to walk in and the room was exactly as depicted in the photos on line. There was ambient lighting, music playing and a lovely basket of goodies waiting for us along with a welcome note. What an introduction! We noticed immediately how clean and immaculate everything was. We had such fun exploring every drawer and cupboard to find everything one could want in a well maintained condo. My husband, who did all the cooking, was delighted to discover every little detail one would need in a kitchen was not overlooked. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well with the a/C turned off and the screen doors open with the ceiling fans on. Like other reviews, it was soothing to hear the ocean waves crashing on shore. Of course the views from the large lanai did not disappoint! To say this condo has ocean front views is an understatement! One is literally overlooking the surf. The pictures are exactly what you see! And it is very private! We spent early mornings on the lanai - before the sun rose and gazed in awe at the glorious display of stars. Later in the afternoon, at sunset, the views again, were breathless. Dealing with Gary was a dream and he was very pleasant and accommodating. We felt he really cared. Restaurants, grocery stores and shopping malls are all within easy access. We walked down to Duke's one evening and drove into Lahaina to Ruth's Chris Steak House and took another short drive up to Kapalua to have sushi at the Ritz Carleton - each one first class. This was our first experience renting a condo on the Hawaiian Islands and we couldn't' be more impressed. We enjoyed snorkeling in the surf, but also loved the pool and the quiet atmosphere. We would definitely stay at the Maui Kai and specifically suite 805 again and would highly recommend this property to anyone who is considering a condo in West Maui.

S & P from Victoria, British Columbia

My Detailed Ratings

Value: 5 stars

Check-in: 5 stars

Location: 5 stars

Cleanliness: 5 stars

Comfort: 5 stars

Service: 5 stars
Dec 2013
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Kaanapali Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 bedroom not a studio - 2 guest occupancy allowed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

30% off April -Aug 30 2017 building maintenance discount - True Ocean Fro
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 47 reviews

Great location, amazing view.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very comfortable one-bedroom condo in a great location with an outstanding lanai. The building is right on top of the water because there's no beach on the property. This makes the views from the west-facing lanai amazing. We soaked in many sunsets and spotted many turtles from above. If anything, the pictures don't do the spectacular view justice.

If you want to go to the beach, Kahekili Beach is literally just steps to the south, with Ka'anapali Beach just further south beyond that. The snorkeling off Kahekili Beach and Honokowai Point is quite good and relatively easy for beginners: we saw turtles, eels and a whole array of beautiful fish and coral. Black Rock is nearby too, but we avoided those crowds with arguably just as good snorkeling. The condo provided some basic snorkeling gear, but we ended up renting most of our equipment from Maui Dive Shop just five minutes down the road.

Lahaina is a relatively short drive away, as is Kapalua. The area around the condo is nice, there's grocery stores, liquor stores and restaurants all within a five minute drive. We walked down the beach a few hundred yards to Duke's for drinks several times. Driving to Kahului and the east or south side of Maui is definitely a haul from the location, but West Maui is such a beautiful place it's probably worth it. Among our favorite restaurants were Miso Phat, Merriman's and Mala Ocean Tavern (all within a 10-20 minute drive) and Mama's Fish House (which is a long drive). We had a great plate lunch at Da Kitchen after getting off the airplane, too.

The condo itself had a few problems. We experienced a fairly significant water leak from the ceiling of the bathroom, but Gary sent out someone to take care of it right away. The wind has a tendency to really kick up out of the east in the afternoon, which caused a persistent howling from the front door (which faces east). We ended up stuffing towels under the door which helped, but the doors could probably use some more robust weather stripping. We also found the refrigerator could be quite loud, I'm not sure if it's just an older model or needs repair. Otherwise, the condo worked well. The pictures are pretty representative. The bed and furniture were comfortable, the kitchen well-appointed and the electronics all worked great.

Gary was a responsive and welcoming host on the whole. We had a great visit and would definitely consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo. We have stayed at the Maui Kai many times but we had never attempted to see if any units were on VRBO. So when everything was booked up we tried it and wow what a lovely surprise!

We will always try to stay in the condo while visiting Maui!

Mahalo, Traci

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Sun and Ocean Views on Maui

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved the property. The direct ocean view was stunning. The beaches were wonderful. The condo was very clean, well decorated, and had everything we needed to be comfortable. I highly recommend it. I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Exceeded expectations. Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The owner stocked this oceanfront condo with everything you need for a great beach vacation. He is responsive and answered all of our questions quickly.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly amazing, we had such a wonderful week stay. The place was so clean and organized

and provided everything necessary for a fun time in Maui. We were able to go snorkeling right out front of the

building, and see turtles and sting rays everyday. I would recommend this unit to anyone that wants a fun

stay in Maui.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Maui Kai is a Maui Revealed "Solid Gold Value." We have stayed in two units in Maui Kai and agree with the assessment, with Gary's being significantly nicer and more up to date. It would be tough to be disappointed in the Maui Kai based on the price for your stay and impossible to be disappointed with Gary's condo. He is a great host.

The pictures are spot on and the unit is in great shape with all the comforts of home. The ocean is as close as it appears with a sandy beach steps to the left, and to the right. There is a snorkeling beach an easy walk, and a great "aloha hour" next door at Duke's. We were there in March in whale season, and they were as advertised, straight off the lanai. The sun sets directly off the balcony as well.

Maui Kai is a roughly 1.5 mile walk down a boardwalk to the hotel area of Kaanapali Beach and a 6 mile round trip walk is available along mostly shoreline boardwalk. It is much more relaxed than the pace just a little south at the resorts. Grocery store and other necessities are a short walk up the street, as is the Omni-present ABC store.

We are changing a future reservation on the island and going back to Gary's place at Maui Kai. This is a very, very nice place to spend a vacation on Maui.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Haleakala National Park (Kula)
"Must see sunrise"
Mama's Fish House
"Fresh local fish, "
Hana Highway
"All day trip - best with a guided tour"
Kaanapali Beach
"your here! whalers village shopping and restaurants 5 minutes away "
Maui Ocean Center
"I will send you a complete guide to places to go and eat "
Pacific Whale Foundation
"Whale watch in season - dolphin and snorkel trips year round 10 minutes away from condo"
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Lahaina habor
Car: recommended

Maui Kai is the closest condo to the ocean in Kaanapali, Hawaii Magazine 2013 voted Ka’anapali it’s number one shoreline spot for Whale watching. This is the place to sit on your lanai and see whales. Lahaina is 10 minutes away by car. Historic Lahaina Town offers a myriad of Restaurants, Bars, Art Studios, clothing shops etc.

Also the Lahaina Marina offers Parasailing, Scuba and snorkeling trips, cruises, sport fishing, dolphin watching, whale watching trips in season.


Rates & Availability

Kaanapali Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Whale Season
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
building repairs
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2018 Whale Season
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates subject to change until nights are reserved. Specials maybe offered on short notice or to fill in calendar

LESS than 4 nights considered depending on calendar

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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