Quiet Street, Little Beach where Turtles Love to Hangout & Fantastic Sunrises
Jim and Cheryl Olson
About Jim and Cheryl Olson
Our first visit to Maui together to look at Maalaea Banyans, was my husband’s first visit to this wonderful Island. I lived and worked on Maui many years ago and fell in love with the diversity and beauty. I was raised in Kailua, Oahu and have always carried the spirit of Aloha with me where ever I go. The Island life is like no other. We visit Oahu every other year for Christmas to visit friends and family. We now have a Condo in Ruston, with a beautiful view of Commencement Bay. Before this we lived on the Ocean in a small Ocean Front Community called Seaview Estates for 8 years. Both locations are located in the State of Washington.
Jim and Cheryl Olson purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Jim and Cheryl Olson chose Maalaea
We decided that we wanted to spend more time on the Islands, although Kailua will always be in our hearts, I prefer the quiet, laid back feel of Maalaea that reminds us of Kailua of old.
What makes this Condo unique
As soon as we walked through the door I knew I was home. It had a feeling of familiarity and Aloha. The view of the Ocean as we walked down the hallway was striking. We are use to Island sunrises in Kailua but the sunrise over Haleakala is incredible, lighting up the sky with a multitude of colors. Simply breathtaking. We like the location with just a two minute walk to Sugar Beach for our morning stroll and in the other direction just a short walk to shops, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center. Love all the different plants and trees that surround the Condo and the fact that they are very well maintained, so beautiful. The Condo is located on a dead end street so it is very quiet and relaxing. The surrounding area is secluded with very little traffic of either vehicle or people. Very unlike the busy large Vacation Resorts and their surrounding areas, but it is just a 20 minute drive if you want to experience and enjoy the hustle and bustle. All along knowing you are going to return to peace and quiet.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Where do you start when reviewing such a great rental? The location and the property were perfect, and on a quiet dead end road within walking distance to Ba'alaea Harbor. It is centrally located to an easy drive anywhere on the Island. The condo had everything you could ask for including great hosts, Cheryl and Jim. They answered all of our questions and offered great recommendations. Views from the lanai were awesome. We didn't see whales from the condo but did enjoy watching turtles swimming off the beach and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I highly recommend considering their property for your Maui stay. It is perfect for two people.
Excellent condo and location
Well done and would return
Million Dollar View
Our trip to Maui started off with wonderful communication from the Cheryl and Jim that helped us plan for our trip. The condo was clean and well stocked in the kitchen as well as bathroom items. The view was amazing! We felt the location was good and easy to get to many places on the island. Thank you Cheryl and Jim!
Excellent condo to rent.
The condo has everything you will need in a quiet safe area.
The owners understand what people want, need and like.
Only took about 15min from airport.
Unit #314 has the most amazing views! The pictures don’t do it justice!
We visited for our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for a prettier view to sit together on the lanai. Cheryl was so easy to talk to and very responsive. We had a late flight and she let us have a late checkout so we didn’t have to lug our bags around in the car all day until we headed to the airport.
We were able to watch the sea turtles swimming in the ocean from the lanai every night and I fell
Unit 314 had everything we needed. Hair dryer, curling iron, beach towels, cooler, snorkel equipment, etc. It helped SO much. Way better than staying at a hotel.
Thank you Cheryl and Jim for sharing your wonderful piece of paradise with us!
We are so happy we chose this condo for our trip to Hawaii! It was very clean, comfortable, and the owners have furnished it with every amenity you could possibly need. The view is spectacular! Condo is towards the end of a quiet dead end road. The bed was very comfortable and air conditioner was satisfactory. We spent 6 nights there the end of Sept, with temps in the 90'.s. Happy to give this condo a 5 star rating!
For the soul soothing beach strolls, you just have a 2 minute walk down Hauoli St., our quiet dead end street and you are at Sugar Beach. You could walk all the way to Kihei on this beautiful, long, unspoiled stretch of beach. On one side you have the ocean and on the other side is the Kealia Wildlife Refuge and Pond.
The Maalaea Harbor is where you can find both Award Winning Restaurants and low keyed cafes, there are shops, boating activities of all kinds, the General Store and Deli and the famous Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium. Best of all it is a short walk there from the Condo.
The drive to and from the Kahului Airport is only about 12 minutes.
The Maalaea area has the feeling of Aloha, far from the busy and crowded areas but centrally located so you can visit those areas, just a 20 minute drive North to Lahaina/Kaanapali and a 20 minute drive South to Makena/Wailea.
After a busy day of sightseeing and Island adventures you will return to your quiet and peaceful home away from home. Then when you have a good nights sleep with the help of the breeze and the sound of the ocean flowing through the Condo you will wake up to the beauty of the sunrise above Haleakala.