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Wonderful Family Unit, Ocean Front Property, sleeps 6, A/C, Modern, Ground Floor

Lahaina, HI, USA
  • Condo1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Ground floor, ocean front property, 2 bed, 1bath air cond, famiiy friendly unit.

Maui Sands unit 1D is a family friendly, air conditioned, ground floor, modern, 2 bedroom 1 bath unit located on an direct ocean front property in west Maui. As of 6/15/16, we have new furniture and the bedrooms have been repainted. Our unit has 2 twins, 1 queen in the master and a pull out sofa sleeper. Snorkel, catching small fish, swimming, surfing, kayaking is just a 30 second walk from your unit.

The unit has been completely remodeled and features granite counter tops, crown molding, a newly tiled shower and customized stereo speakers built right into the ceiling. Wonderful for families because it's loaded with books, toys for toddlers, board games and random snorkel gear.

Enjoy eating on our large dining table on the lanai surrounded by the lush tropical gardens and palm trees. The unit overlooks the pool and garden area of our ocean front property and your large lanai doors open right up to the tropical garden and pool area of the property. The pool, gas BBQ, ice machines, soda machine, picnic tables and the property 'library' are all within 100 feet of this unit!

Imagine relaxing on our shady lanai, sipping a cocktail and listening to your kids laughing while playing in the pool or trying to catch small gecko’s in the tropical plants just off you lanai. All while your significant other BBQ's dinner at the pool and socializes with other friendly guests.

This unit comes with high-speed wireless Internet, cable TV and a full kitchen to cook all your favorite meals. Washers and dryers are located on the property.


Maui Sands is located at the border of North Kaanapali Beach and Honokowai areas of the island. We're right on the ocean in west Maui, just a few minutes north of Kaanapali and 10 minutes from Lahaina town. Just south of the Kapalua area. The resorts next to us are Papakea Resort and Paki Maui.


Snorkeling and swimming right from our property. Being able to walk ON THE BEACH from our property for 3 miles down to Kaanapali.

Maui Sands Resort is actually the very last unit that you can walk on the beach for miles all the way down to Black Rock in Kaanapali. “Walk on the beach” being the key words! Other properties might boast they have a private beach or a little cove or something but you won’t be able to take a long sunset or morning strolls more than 100 yards in either direction on the beach. It would just be too dangerous to walk on the lava rocks and cliffs from one cove to the next.

Kaanapali Beach was voted nicest beach in the US and Black Rock is one of the top three “must snorkel” places to on Maui! I personally have seen eagle rays, turtles, Hawaiian monk seals and dolphins right in front of our property. Other properties north of Maui Sands you have to actually walk on the road onto our property then walk on the beach to Kaanapali. Were talking about a 2–3 mile stretch of beach and your at one end.


Direct on the ocean facing the islands of Lanai and Molokai

1 assigned parking spot. NO resort or parking FEES

Four acres of impeccably maintained grounds

Large grass areas with tropical foliage and lush tropical gardens

Unheated freshwater pool (90% of pools in Hawaii are unheated)

2 BBQs and large laundry facility

Sunset views directly over the ocean. (See the green flash!)

Quiet and peaceful old Hawaiian property

Lots of open space and older tropical trees

No need to drive anywhere to snorkel swim!

2 tropical reefs right out front of property

Surf, kayak, snorkel and swim right at Maui Sands

The reefs provide a great baby beach for small kids at low tide

Walk from our property on the beach for miles towards Kaanapali

Walking distance to world class restaurants (Dukes, Roy’s, Hula Grill)

2 BBQ grills, large pool, soda machines, restrooms

Turtles eat every morning right off our reefs!

Our Beach: It moves!

Since were at the very end of a 3 mile long stretch of beach, our shoreline changes drastically depending on currents and storm systems far away. If you're staying right in the middle of middle of the 3 mile stretch of sandy beach, you're probably NOT going to notice the movement and you'll have a sandy beach all year around. But at the very end of any beach, you’ll notice the changes. By the way, right in the middle of Kaanapali Beach is Kaanapali Resort, which is a very expensive area of the island and that’s where you’ll find the Hyatt, Sheraton and Westin Resorts.

Typically during the summer months the ocean currents move the sand north towards our property and our beach grows. This is due to the increased tropical activity south of the islands. During the winter months the Alaskan storm systems push the current and the sand south towards Kaanapali and our beach comes and goes. But, a sandy beach to plant your towel down on is never more than say the property next door. Don’t’ bother asking if it’s sandy when you plan on coming because it can change drastically just overnight! It all depends on the currents and storm systems around the islands and sometimes we get effects from storm systems or hurricanes as far away as Australia and Fiji!

Property Manager

Kory Skolnick

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Kory Skolnick

Live locally in lahaina and work as a nurse. Seabreeze Vacation rentals rents my unit for me when I'm not staying in it with my family.

Kory Skolnick purchased this Condo in 2011

Why Kory Skolnick chose Honokowai

Loved the old Hawaiian charm to this property. It's a small fun property right in the middle of large resorts.

What makes this Condo unique

Lots of open space and only 2 story buildings. See lots of stars at night and hear the ocean all the time.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Large walk in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, You can put the twins together for a california king!
      • Pull out sofa sleeper in front room


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Pull out sofa sleeper in front room

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          We are at the end of 3 mile long Kaanapali Beach so the sand comes and goes depending on the currents. There is always sand 100 feet away though.
        • Oceanfront
          Unit is not overlooking the ocean but this is a ocean front property. 30 second walk to the ocean from this unit.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      2 separate AC units.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      On site only. $3/load 5 washers/8 dryers. All units that had interior washers/dryers were told not to use them anymore due to building wide plumbing issues. We had to disconnect ours and lock the door
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Fast wi-fi. 5 megabit.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      1 assigned parking spot FREE. All other cars must find street parking. Parking is limited!
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      On site only. $3/load 5 washers/8 dryers. All units that had interior washers/dryers were told not to use them anymore due to building wide plumbing issues. We had to disconnect ours and lock the door


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large table on Lanai and smaller table in the unit.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games
                                  Board and card games.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Small sand toys for kids. Unit toys change from week to week. Depends on previous guests and if they get thrown away by cleaning company.


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      2 around the property. Closest to this unit would be at the pool. 50 feet away!
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Random snorkel gear, cooler, 2 beach chairs


                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              large pool for such a small property. Not heated either but 90% of pools in Hawaii are not heated. No need!


                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • laundromat

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              13 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Water veiw blocked off, big disappointment.

                                                              Elizabeth N.

                                                              Condo was ok. We were very disappointing to be rigjt on the beach and have it blocked off. There was no where to sit and enjoy the veiw. There was a fence up and we were never told why. You had to go down the beach to the park to see the water. All the BBQ's were not working. It was a little frustrating to buy $40 of fish and not have a BBQ. The condo was nice, but no where for a group to eat inside if it rains. We all had to huddle around a small table with half a seat to share. Construction going on next door and we could hear every foot step of the people above. The refrigerator was leaking, there was water on the floor and in the frig. Great location and the garden was beautiful. I don't think we would return.

                                                              A nice place. No beach access at the property.

                                                              Lily Y.

                                                              The place is nice and spacious. However, it is located on a noisy road, and despite the waterfront property description, there is no beach access. The manager of the property has an additional long form to fill out that has to scanned separately and send it (have not seen that elsewhere). He also did not address our questions during the stay(TV cable issues) and despite the fact that we were required to provide flight info in advance, he did not accommodate our late check out request due to a late flight. A bit more flexibility and aloha would have been welcome for sure.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We will never accommodate your late check out request at the incoming guests expense. How would you feel if you arrived in the morning with your family and kids and I told you you can't check in at the normal check in time because I was flexible and allowed the previous guests to check out late?

                                                              I thought you understood on the phone that morning when you were upset that I couldn't let you stay late because we had incoming guests who were already on the island.

                                                              FLIGHT info: Why we collect:

                                                              Because we had flight information, we knew the guests arrived in the morning and would be ready to check in at the normal 3pm check in time. We make it clear when we ask your flight times, we're asking so that we can schedule our cleaners efficiently and if the unit's ready early, we'll send you a text letting you know you can go straight to the unit.

                                                              REGARDING THE BEACH: There are many pictures of the beach area with sand in front of our property. Again, in all our ads for all our units at Maui Sands, we explain in detail that sand moves up and down the coast line and when your at the end of a 3 mile long beach, the change is much more drastic than being in the middle of the long beach. Generally speaking, in summer time, the currents moves the sand up north past our property. During the winter time, the sand moves south. Many times, when I go to the ocean deck in the morning, the sand may be at the top step and all rocks are covered and it's a big beach area, other times, the sand that was there yesterday is now moved down the beach area.

                                                              Great value stay

                                                              Andrea B.

                                                              Maui Sands 1D was perfect for our family of four. Communication with the property manager was easy and clear (lots of info provided on property as well as things to do in the area). The unit was spotless, with lots of extra clean towels, beach gear, etc. The pool on the property is clean and decent, however, during our December stay it was shaded and cool by 3:30pm. The beach was also non-existent in front of the property during our stay as well, with the waves crashing up on the beach. We loved the location in West Maui -- close to Napili and Kapalua areas with all their great beaches. Overall, a great lower-budget option for families.

                                                              Great place for a quiet get away

                                                              Sian S.

                                                              Great unit for our trip away with friends. Plenty of room even with a full house. Beautiful sunsets. Close to some tasty acai bowls. We rented a car to make it easy to get around and made use of the parking spot with the unit.

                                                              Nice Condo

                                                              johnathan b.

                                                              Nice condo. View of pool from patio. Short walk to the end of the condominium complex to the beach. Not equipped with a washer/dryer in the condo itself, but there are laundry facilities that take quarters on site at the condo complex.


                                                              Stephanie M.

                                                              This condo was amazing, for our little family of four! My kids loved the pool and loved that the beach/ocean was only steps away! The master bed was very comfortable and the air conditioner really helped for a good nights sleep. Even though we planned on cooking st the condo we ste out a lot due to the fact that we love trying new food! I would recommend going to the fish market right across the street it's amazing! The oyster shots and fish tacos are the best! This condo is close to everything, I'm glad I chose to stay here! Nothing dissatisfied us at all! Thank you to Kory as we locked ourselves out of the condo one night and he was quick to respond and help us out in less than a half hour! If you get the chance stay here you will not be disappointed!


                                                              Lahaina, HI, USA

                                                              Walk for three miles ON the beach from Maui Sands to Kaanapali. We are located in between Papakea and Paki Maui Properties.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              GET TAX ID # TA-025-212-5184-01, GE-025-212-5184-01 Managed by Maui Sea Breeze Vacation Rentals, office located in Lahaina above Radio Shack - Manage many units on Maui - CHO Hawaii State license. - We have an office locally so any issues are resolved IN PERSON! - Fully bonded and insured. BOOKING PROCESS: - Rental agreement sent to your personal email - Sign, fax or scan rental agreement back - Decide on check or credit card, deposit or in full. PAYMENTS (Check - allows you to save of CC fees or Credit card - Paypal) - We DO NOT use vrbo's new payment collection system and have our own - We collect all deposits, balances due or payments in full. - Pay in full within 45 days of check in - Deposits are 25% of total amount due. VRBO Service Fee: - Not us. VRBO collects, we have no control on what they charge you. - Once accepted, they will automatically charge you their service fee. Credit Card Payments: - Email will be sent to your personal email from our Paypal account. - Save the 2.9% for US or 4.5% fees by paying check. TAXES: - Two separate taxes are collected in Hawaii. GET and TAT - VRBO tax quote is slightly higher that what you'll actually pay. - VRBO system only allows for ONE area to collect tax so we have to combine the rates together. - GET Tax is based on both cleaning fee and room rate, TAT tax is only on the room rate. CANCELLATIONS: - ALL cancellations subject to $75 processing fee - Cancellation or any changes must be in written from and from the person who signed this rental agreement - Full amount back if cancel greater than 3 months to your check in date - 90- 45 days from check in date, no deposit returned - Less than 45 days, no refunds. - We will try to re rent the unit and if we book it you'll 50% credit back for a days booked within 1 year.

                                                              13 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.3/5
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