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Darlene Norwood

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beachfront. Quiet. Roomy. Happy Guests!

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Maui Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy one of Maui's most beautiful ocean views enhanced by spectacular sunsets, rainbows, amazing whale watching, and some of Maui's best coral reef snorkeling. Beachside Maui Condo is an extra-roomy 1-bd., 1-bath beautifully located condo at Kahana Beach, north of Lahaina in the cooler part of West Maui. We've been hosting happy guests since 2013.

PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW. And it's beautiful! Best from private lanai where there's an unobstructed view of the ocean and island of Molokai. A private terrace overlooks a quiet garden area and leads to the resort grounds and pool.

RARE TO FIND, EASY TO ACCESS, GROUND FLOOR. No elevators to wait on or stairs to climb. Priced below ocean-view condos at the resort. The ground-floor condo offers all of the homey appeal of well-appointed upper floor condos, plus it's budget-friendly, perfect for families with young children, and exceptionally convenient. There are loads of ocean-view condos to choose from...we're rare enough to be one of the most requested condos in the complex.

EXTRA ROOMY. There's nothing pinched or 'hotel' feeling about a 777-square foot condo with a fully-equipped kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, 2 flat screen TVs, spa-inspired travertine tiled/glass enclosed shower, dining room, a private master bedroom, private lanai, and spacious living room.

COMPARE US WITH OTHERS. FREE Parking. FREE Beachtowels. FREE WiFi. NO ADDED Per Guest charges (maximum occupancy is 4.). NO EXTRA CHARGE for use of the resorts amenities including heated pool, fitness center, barbecue and picnic areas, and concierge. We don't load up our guests up with unexpected and extra charges, instead we prefer to provide lots of extras for our guests.

A RELAXING LOCATION FOR YOUR MAUI HOLIDAY. Kahana is known for its casual comfort and beautiful views. It's a central location for enjoying West Maui's most popular attractions. The resort is situated in a well-established resort/residential community with a relaxed, village-like feel, a beachside setting, and the convenience of nearby shopping, cafes and dining, public transportation and a wide variety of recreational and cultural attractions. Humpback whales migrate to the area between Nov. and April and sea turtles live in the reef offshore.

The Royal Kahana has long been considered one of the most established, premier beachfront resorts on Maui. This great West Maui location is just 6 miles north of Lahaina, the #1 tourist destination in Maui. A temperate climate, scenic ocean views and a location that's central to the island's preferred activities are what make this a perfect spot to enjoy your Maui vacation.

The Royal Kahana is a TAG approved (Travel Alternatives Group) accommodation.

PERFECT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES. No high balconies to navigate. Your little one(s) can nap undisturbed in the master bedroom, with doors closed, so you can enjoy all the rest of the space. Since we have a tiled shower (no bathtub), a bathtub large enough for toddlers is provided and conveniently stored in the condo's entry closet.

CHECK-IN - 3 PM (Hawaii Standard Time)

CHECK-OUT - 11 AM (Hawaii Standard Time)

(We can be flexible on these times, depending on our booking calendar, and given prior 10-day notice that you would like them adjusted.)

For more photos and information about Beachside Maui Condo, find us on Facebook @ rent a beachside condo in Maui

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, affordable, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Ocean, Beach, West Maui, Kahana

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Darlene Norwood (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Darlene Norwood

We enjoy helping guests find their perfect vacation spot. We embrace and understand that your vacation experience needs to be unique and we are willing to cater to it. We are semi-retired, living in California's Bay area. Rick is an archaeologist. Darlene is a writer. We loved our condo in Maui from the minute we opened the door and felt the breeze off the ocean caress us. That was in 2005 and we continue updating and adding features to enhance your stay. Our wish is that you feel happy, comfy, relaxed and restored every day of your stay in our beachside Maui condo home.

Darlene Norwood purchased this condo in 2005

Why Darlene Norwood chose Maui

It's beautiful! With one of the world's best views. The condo is roomier than we ever expected a condo to be, so it feels like home. You just walk out the door and you're on the beach. It's location makes it feel private, even though you're in a high-rise. The sound of the ocean and the breeze rustling through the palms, the thrill of seeing whales or turtles just offshore, rainbows in the morning, gorgeous sunsets at night...it's true paradise!

What makes this condo unique

We love living local vs. hotels. Kahana is unique among all the options on Maui. A gem among them for those who enjoy causual comfort and who are drawn to something a bit more discreet than the wildly popular spots. It's convenient, affordable, relaxed and it's hard to beat the climate and scenic beauty here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you!



Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed your condo. Everything about it was great! We were able to rent paddleboards across the street. We kept them for the week, locking them up in the downstairs storage area, at night. There was plenty of parking available. The kids enjoyed tennis and ping pong in the evenings, after dinner. I sat outside, on the lanai, enjoying my coffee while watching the whales. I appreciated the little things in the condo, like spices for cooking, laundry soap for the laundry, hangers in the closet. We really had a comfortable time. Thank you!
Jan 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

Beachfront. Quiet. Roomy. Happy Guests!
average rating of 4.678571 based on 29 reviews
5

Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view of the sunset. We could watch the whales from the lanai! We ate all our meals outside, listening to the birds and ocean. It is a quiet location (but with coffee, groceries, sundries, snorkel rental, gas station and bus stop very close by) which was nice after a day in the busier centers. The condo itself is clean and well maintained. The amenities, such as in suite laundry and the cooler, ice packs and beach gear were very much appreciated. Darlene is quick to respond and very helpful. We had everything we needed for a relaxing, stress free stay with gorgeous surroundings. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The condo has one of the world's most beautiful and relaxing settings. We are always gratified by guests finding their own sense of peace, happiness and contentment there.
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Had a wonderful time but the condo was dated and needs work

  • 2 of 5

We found the location very nice and Darlene was quite responsive.

When we travel using VRBO, we rely heavily on the reviews to know about the property, so feel it is important to be honest.

On one hand, what could be bad about being in Maui? On the other hand, the condo was not very clean, there were several things that did not work, and although we received a small refund because the AC was broken, the unit was a 2 and 1/2 star (maybe a 3 star) and we were hoping for a nicer place.

The ocean view is to the side of the unit, not direct and since it is on the ground floor, it is a little hard to see from the condo.

We did like that there is a washer/dryer in the unit and coolers to use and the complex was well run and only 10 minutes from Front St.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret not pleasing any and every guest, it's part of the pleasure of providing our condo to travelers. We have a responsive hosting and housekeeping service as attested to by our reviews. We communicate with our guests about the comfort of their stay right after arrival and provide contact information if anything needs attention. Our condo is laid-back and relaxing...a beach place to hang out after enjoying the fun of Maui. Most find this delightful.
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4

Royal Kahana - Lived up to expectations

  • 4 of 5

The condo at Royal Kahana (#462419) met our expectations for a clean, comfortable and well equipped place to spend our first of many Maui vacations.

Darlene did an outstanding job of making sure our stay was comfortable and made sure we were satisfied with our accommodations. The first floor view was fabulous and we took advantage of it during many morning coffee and breakfasts. While the air conditioner was not in operation, Darlene put our minds at ease that it would not prove to be an inconvenience, which it wasn't. The cool, gentle ocean breezes provided more than adequate comfort and enabled us to awake to the sounds of ocean waves.

The only reason why I did not give a 5 star rating was due to the fact that the beach was inaccessible due to the ocean swells eroding the beach to the point that access was prevented by the resort management. We were told that the beach would return when the direction of the swells changed to a southerly direction. But this was only a minor inconvenience as we were able to access the beach from other public access points, of which there are many.

We enjoyed several of the local eating establishments that were within walking distance. I would recommend Dollie's (make sure you get there for happy hour) and the Maui Brewing Company.

The location of the Royal Kahana made it convenient to drive to Kaanapali and Kapalua, where we enjoyed sightseeing and golf. The view of Molokai from the condo was amazing as were the views of the kite boarders, sailboarders and the humpback whales breaching.

I would recommend staying at Darlene and Rick's condo in Maui. We were very satisfied with their responsiveness and with the condition of the condo. Thanks for sharing your place with us. Our first Maui vacation was memorable and you were a big part of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests our pleased, but especially so when we host first-time visitors to Maui. Being right on the ocean, we are exposed to the whims of nature. At this time of year, temporary winter swells sometimes swallow up a good portion of the beach. Swells can last for days or weeks, depending...there's still access to the beach, just not nearly so convenient as the 77-steps from our door that is usual for us. Our new whole-house air conditioner is being installed March 16 and, as our guest said, it is seldom needed. Most prefer to open the windows and let the ocean breeze cool them.
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5

Convenient condo with an awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This very-convenient condo was just perfect for us - plenty of space for a couple, a well-applianced kitchen and - at no extra charge - a breathtaking view of Molokai and the ocean from our lanai. I still miss that even though I took countless pictures. This unit, like the rest of the property, was clean and well-maintained. While it was away from the bustle of Lahaina, there were restaurants and food stores within a short two miles. Our landlord for the week made us feel very welcome and was quick to respond to questions. We truly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too love that view and enjoy sharing it with others.
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5

Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, just as described, Darlene was very responsive. No hesitation in staying here again. Quieter than I expected.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've hosted several cycling enthusiasts who have been pleased with our location, near one of West Maui's best bicycle rental shops. We would enjoy hosting more.
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5

Best Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo for the value was as good as you could ever hope for. Very quiet and easy to find with very close parking. Never felt crowded. We used the gas grills every night, they were kept very clean. Grocery stores are near with everything you may want or need. Darlene answered any and all questions right away. Walk to the beach from the patio. We opened the windows every night and fell asleep listening to the surf. Snorkeling books were on the table showing detailed directions and conditions for all the best beaches on Maui. We packed light and used the washer and dryer every other night. We were very satisfied with our stay and will recommend for all our friends and family.

Thanks Darlene and keep up the good work

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It never feels like work when we make guests happy! Thank you for all you said and enjoyed and please do return for another visit.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kahului Airport (OGG) (JHM- Kapalua 4 mins. away)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Maui Brewing Co., Dollies Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kapalua Golf, The Plantation Course
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Highway 30 (Honoapiilani Hwy)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Kahana Grill, Maui Brewing Co., Dollies Pub
Nearest Beach
Kahana Beach (just out the backdoor)
Car: recommended

Kahana is the place to 'live local' vs. staying in a hotel. Scenic and relaxed it invites you to make yourself at home. It is one of West Maui's true beachfront locations, 6 miles north of Lahaina, close to Kapalua Bay, Napili, and many other scenic, shopping, dining and sporting attractions. Free parking. Bus route runs along Lower Honoapiilani with a stop just outside the front door. Has a village feel with walkers and runners along L. Honoapiilani where the beach is in view. Local farmers market 2 miles away, across from the Honokowai Beach Park. Boss Frog's Dive and Surf Shop, to gear up for any kind of water sport, is in a shopping center down the block. Mile-long white sand beach for swimming with a coral reef offshore for snorkeling. Just steps from the back door. Kahana Grill and Maui Brewing Co. are across the street, for great food and, of course, locally brewed, award-winning ales and lagers. Sunsets are spectacular and part of the resort's tradition when torches are lighted and guests gather on the lawn facing the ocean...every night. Spotting whales, in season, is a popular past time and gentle sea turtles can usually be encountered while taking a swim.

PERFECT FOR INTER-ISLAND TRAVELERS! Kapalua West Maui commuter airport is less than 4 minutes away. Our owner rates are 30-60% better than the island-hopper airlines' package deals at the Royal Kahana.

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Rates & Availability

Kahana Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$155
$4,350
 
 
Fall Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$185
$4,950
 
 
Holiday 2016-2017
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Whale Season 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$198
$5,500
 
 
Spring Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$165
$4,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $149 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Amenities

Maui Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 777 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Separate bath vanity area
  • Private and separate vanity area adjoins a travertine-tiled, glass enclosed shower (no tub). A large toddler-sized portable tub is provided for small children and stored in the entry closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , Living room sofa makes into a queen-sized bed.
  • There is a king-sized bed in the private master bedroom. A large sofa in the living room makes into a queen-bed for guests up to 4 total.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No extra charge for all resort amenities including heated pool, lighted on-site tennis courts, fitness center and Expedia tour desk/concierge. RENEWING VOWS OR PLANING A BEACHSIDE WEDDING OR...???? A wedding arbor facing the ocean and a pool-side cabana for receptions/private events is available at extra-cost and by pre-arrangement. The resort is a TAG approved (Travel Alternatives Group) accommodation.

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