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Rock to the Roll of the Surf!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This condo is located in the Milowai condo complex, come enjoy that warm Hawaiian sun, the trade winds blowing and the ocean right in front of you. In fact the only thing between you and the water is the warm air! There are no streets to cross, no 'peek-a-boo' views -- you are direct oceanfront.

Our one bedroom, one bath, oceanfront, second floor condo is very special to us and we would like to share it with you. It was here we first visited Maui years ago and fell in love with the blue ocean steps away and the soothing sound of the waves breaking on the shore right in front of us.

We fell in love with the view from the lanai - watching the bright, warm sun rising over Haleakala volcano each morning we were mesmerized by the view, while we sipped coffee and read the morning paper. The lanai even has a rocking chair.

We have ceramic floors, mirrored walls, and you'll see the local sights of Maui on the walls through my photographs.

We have vintage Hawaiian furniture throughout, our new kitchen has white cabinets, appliances, dishware, silverware, cookware, and all new linens.

Our bedroom has mirrored closet doors and white plantation shutters. These shutters allow you to open the top for a great breeze that is always present in Ma'alaea while giving you the maximum amount of privacy. There is a screen door on the front door and the main front door has an adjustable door stop so you can open it with various degrees of openness.

We have two ceiling fans, one in the bedroom and the other in the living room.

Our king size bed features a comfortable mattress and box spring and you'll sleep on our 400 thread-count linens. There is a mountain view from the bedroom.

If you want to relax in the condo, you'll find a large selection of DVD tapes of all varieties of movies. You'll never have to take a trip to the video store!

The view from the lanai is the gem of our condo. There is only one word to describe it--OUTSTANDING! Watch the sailboats, snorkelers, surfers and swimmers put on a show right in front of your eyes.

In the winter you will be entertained by the humpback whales from the lanai and if you really want to get up close with the whales, walk the one block to the harbor and board a whale watching boat.

On the walk back visit the many award winning restaurants for a snack or full course lunch or dinner.

There's a small kiddie beach in front of the condo complex, at the end of our dead-end street is a five-mile white sandy beach.

On the beach you can choose to sit in the warm inviting sunshine, or under one of the broad, wide shade trees. There's never a crowd here, just the friendliest people you can imagine. You can even arrange to have a massage right on the beach!

The Ocean Center (Aquarium) is located one block away and there's a mini-gold course, rock climbing wall and plenty of shops for you to spend some time. There's a convenience store located there for some quick pick ups of food. Larger stores are just 15 minutes away.

As you can see, this is our special place and we want to share it with you to make this your home away from home.

No Smoking (and that includes the lanai) or pets, please.

Keywords: Condominium, oceanfront

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comment was in our guestbook in the condo--

The place was great! It had everything we could have asked for and you made us feel right at home. Thanks for the use of your beach accessories too!

We had a great vacation in Maui. Thanks for everything.
Nov 2006
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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub in bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
King Bed, Pull-Out Couch, Phone with answering machine, Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, Cable TV in bedroom, Under the Counter Microwave, Stove with Self-Cleaning Oven, Cooking Utensils, Can Opener, Blender, Coffee Maker, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Toaster, Beach Chairs, Wicker Beach Mats, Boogie Boards, Beach chairs, Beach towels, Elevator in Building, Large Size Washer & Dryer in Unit, Shared Gas Grill (BBQ), No Pets, Screen Door, Hair Dryer in bathroom


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Rock to the Roll of the Surf!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 43 reviews

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the view when you walk into the condo is breathtaking. A full view of Haleakala and Maalaea Bay awaits you. The soothing sound of the ocean waves calms you immediately. The lanai is perfect for enjoying all meals, visiting, or simply reading a book. The condo was fully equipped with everything needed, including Tommy Bahama sand chairs and a cooler. The bed was very comfortable and the windows provided a great breeze. Although there was an air conditioner we did not need it. There were flat screen TV's in bedroom and living room with Netflix. WiFi was also provided. There was an elevator and parking was convenient and covered. The BBQ grill was at sea side and the pool is huge. The condo is located near great restaurants and the Ocean Center. This is a great place to stay and I look forward to returning very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It works for us!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in this condo for our annual winter vacation for quite a number of years in a row now. We typically stay for a period of 5-6 weeks. We choose to stay at this condo primarily because the location is ideal for us. The area is very quiet and located out of the way. We are not big resort people and love that there are no crowds, no noise, no commotion, just pure relaxation. It just has that tropical homey feeling. We love being steps away from the water as well. We do not swim, so going into the ocean is not our thing, but being this close to the water, and seeing the whales, turtles and occasional monk seals up close and personal is absolutely phenomenal. People pay big money to go out on boats to see the whales, and we get to enjoy the amazing views all day long. The condo has a wall of mirrors, so even indoors, you can still take in the breathtaking views. A few properties down from us, the stretch of Sugar Beach starts and goes clear all the way to Kihei - miles and miles of unending beach. We are not high maintenance or high energy on vacation and we thrive on having peace & quiet and that is exactly what we experience at this condo. We love getting away for a number of weeks at a time so having a full kitchen and washer/dryer right in our own unit is devine and is an absolute must-have for us. If you are looking for action and bright, shiny, totally modern & new construction, this probably isn't the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxed comfortable tropical environment located amongst friends, then we would recommend this condo. We have had friends/family come to visit us at this condo, and to this day, they continue to comment on the amazing views the condo has. Barbara has always been easy to work with and more than fair in the prices she charges us - and for that, we are very appreciative. She goes out of her way to make sure we have everything we need and that we have every comfort possible for our holiday. You just don't find service like that anymore!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs TLC

  • 2 of 5

Pros - This place is just a few steps away from the ocean, so you do have a beautiful ocean view, can see the sunrise in the morning, and listen to the sound of the waves at night. The kitchen, living room layout is good and functional.

Neutral - This place is at a harbor, there is no beach to hang out at, just the ocean to look at. It's also really quiet, you can hardly see any people around. We were aware of that, only stayed here for the location because we needed to take a boat trip at the harbor early one morning, and drive to the water falls the next.

Cons - There are some major issues at this place:

1. The bedroom ceiling is completely filthy and disgusting. It's a popcorn ceiling that is cover with a thick layer of black dust, and all the dust is constantly being blown around by the ceiling fan because you need to have the fan on to keep the room cool. When you are lying in bed, unless you immediately close your eyes, you will have to look at these disgusting black things all the time, and wonder which piece is going to fall on your face or into your hair. I don't know how the owners could treat their guests with so little respect and give them such a disgusting environment. You come to Hawaii to enjoy its beauty, but this place will make you endure its filth. And forget about trying to be romantic in bed, because once again, unless you have your eyes shut all the time, you be looking at a disgusting filthy ceiling which really really kills the mood. All you can think about is which piece of the black dust is going to fall in your eyes or land on your nose!

2. Same thing with the bedroom closet. Make sure you shut the sliding door all the way all the time so that you don't have to look at the old, chipped, dirty looking shelves and some other old stuff inside.

3. We took three additional pillows out of the bedroom closet to use. But once we lay our heads on them, we noticed this unbareable dirty smell of sweat. Sure enough, they all had circles of sweat stains on them... That really made us feel very uncomfortable about all the linens in the condo during our entire stay.

4. The bed is really really hard, like a rock. There is zero cushioning on it. My husband said he couldn't even rotate his head like he normally did any more right after sleeping in that bed for three nights.

Overall, until the owners of this condo fix these issues, I don't recommend anyone to stay at this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the comments but I never know why guests don't contact me while they are here so we can rectify any problems they may be experiencing. It is a quiet area of Maui and that's a draw for many people. Others need more noise and excitement. It's a personal preference. We are on a dead end street with a 5-mile sandy beach at one end (5 to 10 minute walk) and a small harbor with shops and restaurants at the other end (3 minute walk). For the past month we have been experiencing a rebuilding of a culvert in the middle of the block (completed now). Because of this construction this caused red dirt to blow around in enormous amounts and enter condos even with all windows and doors closed. We have been providing interim cleaning in many instances because of this. Because this was a 3 night stay and didn't hear from the guests it was assumed this situation wasn't causing a problem. But certainly if it was it would have been rectified so guests can have a good night sleep and romantic encounters without eyes closed could take place. The king mattress is brand new. Only 2 months old. It's a pillow top. All pillows are checked on a regular basis and upon reading this were taken care of. Not really sure about what was offensive in the bedroom closet. As always we try to make sure all guests have a pleasant stay whether it's 3 nights or 30. The key is we need to know before it's a month past the stay. Guests that were in this condo after this stay raved about it.
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Fort Worth, Texas

Comfortable but dated

  • 4 of 5

I do not have any major complaints about the condo. It has all the amenities listed on the site. The location is central to Kahalui and Lahaina. The patio has a side view of the sunrise which can be view once outside. The master bedroom got warm at night since there is no air conditioner but there was an occasional breeze that flowed through to cool things off a bit. The decor and furniture were dated and dusty. There was an overall sense of mildew in the air. Overall, the room accomplished its function, but first impression was not good!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the feedback. This was a last minute rental, day before arrival, and just had some tile work done the week before so will send in a special cleaning crew to check on the furniture.
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  • 5 of 5

We could only say WOW! We had a wonderful time in Maui, it was our first visit. The Condo was everything the listing stated. It had everything we needed in it. The view was awesome! Barbara was great to work with, she always responded back to our questions. We loved that most of the activities where in walking distance away. Thanks Barbara for a wonderful time in Maui.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoorn, Netherlands

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Rock to the Roll of the Surf! is a lovely condo on Maalaea Bay, very quit, with a view off the bay and centrally located.

Everything we needed was there and more, a nice secure and cool parking spot in a well kept building.

This was our 6th trip to the Hawaiian Islands and the second best, but the only one better was 3 times the price.

Barbara is very quick in responding to any question or wishes you might have and great to do business with.

Only downside we have with the Milowai complex is the pool, compared to other locations we stayed in the temperature off the pool is freezing. (but maybe that is just me)

We are all ready planning our next trip to Rock to the Roll of the Surf!

Mahalo Nui Loa Barbara, and until the next time.


  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Within walking distance from the condo. Great place!"
Pacific Whale Foundation
"Best place for snorkeling trips, whale watching and reggae cruise"
Sugar Beach
"5-miles long...the longest walking beach on Maui"
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Beach Bums Bar & Grill
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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
"Great place for some great information on Marine life."
Ma'alaea General Store & Cafe
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Cafe O'Lei at The Dunes at Maui Lani
"Wonderful...wonderful...wonderful! The BEST place for lunch. Located on a golf course so s..."
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Maui Golf & Sports Park
"Lots of fun with kids. Water squirting boats, mini golf, rock climbing and you can walk the..."
Kihei Rent A Car
"The best for car rentals on Maui and it's family owned."
Maalaea Harbor Shopping Center
"Shops, restaurants and a children's play area."
Kihei Canoe Club
"They have a great visitor offering."
Dunes at Maui Lani
"Great golfing!"
Porto Italian Artisan Pizza Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Greatest pizza and there's 'happy hour' prices!"
Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant
"Located right at the Aquarium but also open to the public without visiting aquarium."
Porto Italian Artisan Pizza Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Greatest pizza and there's 'happy hour' prices!"
"If there was a rating of 10 stars this would be it. Open for happy hour and dinner. The be..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului (ogg)
Nearest Barpub
Beach Bums a block away
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles Lanai and Molokai
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Maui Lani
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sugar Cain Train tourist ride in Kannapoli
Nearest Motorway
Highway 30 up the street
Nearest Restaurant
Several at harbor a block away
Nearest Beach
Sugar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
5-Mile White Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Small Harbor
Car: recommended

Whale Watching (in season), Turtle watching all year-round.


Rates & Availability

Maalaea Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017/2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Adults over 3 per night $20 + Tax
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee of $125. Additional cleaning charged if condo left in poor condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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