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Bedrooms 1
Space 546 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible queen size bed, 1 Bath--Sleeps 2 adults & 2 kids

Guests rave about their stay at our condo. Pictures cannot fully convey the peaceful, positive energy of this special unit.

Please check out youtube Maalaea Kai Maui Condo For Rent - Oceanfront View From Lanai for more information.

We are dedicated to ensuring our guests have a wonderful time.

We do not charge a damage deposit. In addition to the nightly rental fee you pay us ONLY the 13.42% Hawaiian Occupancy Tax. Cleaning costs are $130 and apply to all bookings.

VRBO software will not allow us to specify the number of guests as two adults and two children—so we are forced to put down that we host 4 people. But that is NOT FOUR ADULTS—we made a deal with our gorgeous condo: we would not overburden it with too many adults at once, and it would maintain its fresh, good looks and sweet disposition. And we—both parties to that agreement—have honored our promises, and our beautiful condo thanks us every time we return!

We NEVER require any damage deposit—we never charge for broken things or swim gear that does not make it back from the beach. Accidents happen, and you should be able to use our condo and our swim gear with full enjoyment—not always fearful of a damage charge. All we ask is to simply let us know so we can replace the item for our next guests.

Yes, our Condo UNIT ITSELF is actual OCEANFRONT (unlike 80% of the other so-called 'oceanfront' listings wherein they count the condo building as oceanfront, but their unit is located on the side of the building, affording ONLY A VIEW of the ocean). Make sure any other condos you are considering are IN FACT RIGHT ON THE OCEAN. Consumer group research showed OVER 80% of condos advertised as 'oceanfront' or the like, were NOT. The building was on the ocean, but the units advertised as “oceanfront” either faced the back side, or offered just a view of the ocean. Our unit IS RIGHT THERE, literally fronting the ocean—just 60 feet away.

Ocean WAVES crash just BELOW LANAI—60 Ft.—Located RIGHT ON Maalaea Bay, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Convenient Central Maui, 20 minutes from Kahului Airport, Kihei, or Lahaina.

Accommodation is a second-floor condominium that sleeps two adults and two children/teens (NOT for 4 adults). One bedroom with a queen-size bed, and the beautiful living room couch is a convertible, queen-sized sofa bed. One full, modern bath.

Quick Summary of Attributes:

You have come to the right spot to enjoy the VERY BEST OF MAUI. Our Maalaea Bay Home is very desirable:

* Oceanfront—unlike many others advertised—WE ARE RIGHT ON THE OCEAN—with the waves beneath the lanai.

* On a quiet, low-traffic, peaceful street (aptly named 'Hauoli'—meaning happy or delightful)

* Adjoins a 700-acre wetland that is a preserved National Wildlife Refuge; supports a diverse variety of migratory birds, featuring four miles of undeveloped, sandy, uncrowded beach

* DUCTED AIR conditioning to BOTH living room and bedroom with remote control for separate temperatures in each room—unlike most others advertised, which are merely 'window shaker' A/C units

* Largest pool in Maalaea—now passively heated via rooftop circulation of pool water

* Free WIRELESS BROADBAND INTERNET—work inside or outside

* Cable TV with dozens of channels

* Free long distance calls to the mainland—both USA & Canada

* Two telescopes and Bushnell binoculars for whale watching or stargazing

Detailed Background Information:

You will have the peaceful sound of the ocean crashing ashore just 60 feet from your fully-equipped, lighted lanai; a restful sound that resonates throughout the spacious living and dining areas. You will breathe in the gorgeous unobstructed daytime view of all of Maalaea Bay, Molokini crater crescent, Kihei, and Mount Haleakala. Stunning sunrises over Mount Haleakala (for those few willing to get up at that hour, it is worth it).

The evenings are just as special; enjoy the soft romance of warm breezes, the tiki-torch-lit shoreline, the sight of a CLEAR MOON-RISE over majestic Mount Haleakala, the light shimmering across the bay.

You will appreciate this one-of-a-kind location. Our Maalaea Bay Home is on the one and only residential street in Maalaea Harbor. Enjoy strolling down this quiet tree-lined sidewalk, listening to the birds, and inhaling the delicate fragrance of plumeria blossoms.

At the end of the road is Heycraft Park, just a short walk from our home. This is where you will either enjoy swimming in sparkling clear waters or start your walk along four miles of beautiful, uncrowded, sandy beach bordering the Kealia National Wildlife Refuge. The walk from our condo to the park is 1/4 mile walk; or you can drive since there is a small lot at the park.

The wildlife refuge was established in 1992 and is home to endangered native water birds, and hosts migratory ducks and shorebirds in fall, winter, and spring. This refuge provides 700 acres of some of the last remaining natural wetland habitat in the State of Hawaii. Kealia Pond is nearly 250 acres when full. The refuge is adjacent to Kealia Beach, which is a nesting ground for the endangered hawksbill turtle.

More than 31 species of birds, such as the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot, and migrant waterfowl and shorebirds such as the Pacific golden plover use this refuge. You can approach the refuge from your walk along the ocean, or use the roadway to access an interpretive kiosk and boardwalk along the beach and refuge mudflats.

In summer months, the Refuge Pond shrinks, and many more shorebirds congregate here to take advantage of food exposed as the pond recedes. As the pond shrinks, fish are crowded into the remaining water, making them easy prey for black-crowned, night herons.

Another advantage of the CENTRAL LOCATION OF MAALAEA BAY is the proximity of so many attractions, all within easy walking distance. You can stroll to the nearby FIVE-STAR restaurants, the Maui Ocean Center and Aquarium, the Yacht Marina with tour boats for deep-sea fishing and whale watching tours, The Pacific Whale Foundation, and the Maalaea Harbor Village shops and restaurants.

Within the Maalaea Bay community of ten condominiums, Maalaea Kai, the building of Our Maalaea Home, stands out as an outstanding facility with well-groomed grounds. Barbecue is a delightful experience, with three grills and dining area just on the shoreline. Relax in the large heated pool, while enjoying the view of the crashing waves.

Back at our home, you will find everything spotlessly clean and completely furnished for all of your needs. Our quote letter to you will include a list of pantry items we provide—in addition to beach/swim gear you may need.

The AIR CONDITIONING is ducted from outside to BOTH the front and rear of our condominium, with INDIVIDUAL REMOTE CONTROLS for each room, affording desired, quiet comfort. FREE BROADBAND Internet plug-in cable hookup is provided. Compare to all other one bedroom units: most have a single 'window shaker' machine air conditioning only.

We have maintained our home as a SMOKE-FREE, pet-free environment for the enjoyment of our guests. Please do not smoke on the lanai inasmuch as the smoke travels to other units. There is no smoking on any of the grounds.

Keywords: oceanfront, peaceful, clean, quiet, full air conditioning, wildlife refuge

More Details

Gwen Randall-Young
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Gwen Randall-Young

I am a psychologist in private practice. To learn more about me you can search Gwen Randall-Young, psychologist.

We live in Alberta, but with roots in Washington: Richard maintains a home there. We root for the Huskies, the Eskimos, the Seahawks, and the Oilers!

Gwen has her psychology practice in Alberta--and while she generates her CDs and articles and books in Alberta, MUCH of her inspiration is drawn from the dose of spiritual refreshing she enjoys during each visit to our peaceful paradise getaway. We trust that our condo--and your experiences here--will work their magic on you as well.

Gwen Randall-Young purchased this condo in 2004

Why Gwen Randall-Young chose Wailuku

We loved this peaceful, quiet setting--away from the tourists who crowd the better-known areas such as Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kihei, Wailea, and so forth. And yet, with this panoramic view and four miles of undeveloped beach nearby, we are peacefully isolated on a dead-end road just a short walk away to a park that adjoins a wildlife refuge that is your upland 'development' all the way to Sugar Beach. Very few on our beaches, other than the locals, who use the park on weekends and vacations.

Maybe best of all, our condo unit is TRULY OCEANFRONT--a strong arm could toss a rock from our lanai into the ocean. Who could ask for more?

By comparison, we recently took 29 minutes to drive through Kihei--and some parts of the day it is like a rolling parking lot to get in the line of cars headed for the ever-popular (and always over-populated) spots of Lahaina and Kaanapali.

When you see us on the map, you can see how easy it is to get out and about on the island. We are close to the main highway, yet tucked away on a dead-end road with no traffic.

Plus, Maalaea Kai has a greater percentage of owner-occupied units, which means fewer crowds doing the tourist thing. Our land is owned by our owners, unlike many other condos on our roadway (e.g. the two buildings on either side of us) where the condo unit 'owners' must pay rent each month to the land owner. Bottom-line of this is that we, as owners at Maalaea Kai, are much more likely to vote to put money into building & grounds improvements and maintenance. Hence, our building is in top shape, and likewise for our grounds.

What makes this condo unique

On our first visit to Maalaea Kai, we were renters. Nearing sunset, the condo manager lit all of the Tiki Torches along the ocean bulkhead. Waving palms, the torches, the ocean, and the colors of the sky. With the sun setting on the clouds and on Haleakala, and just the sounds of the ocean, it was PURE MAGIC for us! We know you will love it too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Explanation of Negative Comment. We had a guest comment on a four things that were not right for her. Rather than expose her name and so forth, we chose to leave this comment as our explanation of the negative rating.

Here are the four items of her feedback, and each has been rectified (except for leaving food or condiments, inasmuch as our agent will not agree to do that).

#1. no bathmat

#2. living room curtain dirty

#3. mattress cover not clean

#4. no food or condiments were left for her and she had to go shopping right away since there was nothing to eat.

This is our e-mail response to our guest, the subject title of the e-mail is:

Maui Condo Feedback Appreciation

Dear Mary,

Thank you for your feedback about the condo. Of course we are saddened when our guests are not pleased, as we do our best to keep things in great shape.

There should have been a bathmat for the tub. We will direct our rental agent to replace it. We are sure Ginger would have taken care of this while you were there if she had been aware of it.

We will also have her send the curtains out for cleaning. We will direct her to have the cleaning staff launder the matress cover after each stay, which we had naturally assumed they would do.

We will further ask that she direct the cleaning staff to take note of these things and take care of them before they become problems for our guests.

As for food or the condiments....we do not supply a greeting meal upon arrival. But we also felt such things as olive oil or condiments should be available in the condo as a convenience for our guests. But our rental agent felt strongly that there should be nothing consumable left in the condo for safety reasons. We suppose someone could put something in the condiments that could cause illness. We know this is a remote possibility....We can't see someone vacationing in Maui ever doing such a thing, but we lost out on that argument.

We do understand your frustration here. It is a pain to have to buy things like salt and pepper for a short stay. We will look into providing small sealed containers or packets that are unopened so guests are not inconvenienced.

Again, We do apologize for these problems, and do appreciate your bringing them to our attention.


Richard and Gwen
Apr 2008
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Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 546 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New bathroom tiles and plumbing hardware.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom Mountain View. Really refreshing breeze available through bedroom window. YES, this bedroom does have its own ducted air conditioning unit, with individual controls for the bedroom itself. BUT most guests love the mountain air breeze. Maui air is soft and sweet, and the lovely fresh breeze is favored by most. Try it!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Newly Refurbished -- Queen Size, But Best for just one adult or two Children/Teens -- like ALL of those couch convertible beds, this queen size unit is not as good for TWO adults when compared to a standard bed. BUT some love it because from this bed you can hear the relaxing sound of the ocean waves crashing. Second floor, so safe to leave lanai with screen door only--hear the ocean breaking on rocks just 50 feet off your lanai--VERY seductive--great for a nap or to try a night's sleep! New flooring.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Free Broadband Internet Connection, Two Telescopes, Bushnell Binoculars, Sky Watching Encyclopedia, TV with Cable, DVD Player, CD Player (along with some CDs to select from), Two Cordless Phones, Answering Machine, Collection of Books of Current Interest and Hawaiian History, Beach Chairs, Beach Blankets, Two Boogie Boards, Floatation Devices, Two Adult & One Snorkeling Sets with Fins, Beach Umbrella, Picnic Cooler, Blender, Toaster, Full kitchen with Cookware and Utensils provided, Clean Linens, Pillows, Blankets, Large Beach Towels, Hairdryer, Large Pool, Charcoal and Gas Barbecue Grills by the Ocean, Iron and Board


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Ma'aleaa Bay Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 11 days (Dec.31st - Jan. 11) of bliss at this beautiful little condo that I'm almost afraid to rave about so as not to diminish the availability of dates next year. Location is magical, almost on top of the water, could hear the whales flapping their fins in the bay at night. Complex is kept in immaculate condition, was quiet at night except for the waves and aforementioned whales. Beach is walking distance, sea wall in front of condo is great for watching sea turtles feed and snorkeling. Large pool, plenty of loungers both inside the pool area and on the grounds. Marina a short hop away. Condo was very clean and had everything you could need, no need for AC as the mountain and ocean breezes kept the place cool. Boogie boards, beach cooler and beach chairs were welcome extra!! Didn't want to leave, will definitely be back. Thanks Richard and Gwen!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Stu, for this excellent review. We treat our guests as we would our family. We absolutely love this precious spot, and want our visitors to experience the same joy we find there. We will always go the extra mile so your stay is as close to perfect as possible!
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Great view and good location

  • 4 of 5

The condo is close to the water and has great views. It is in a good location that is central to everything you will want to do on Maui. The beach gear was an added bonus. The condo could use updating and a better WiFi router (we had to restart it at least 3 different times). Great value for the price.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Nice Condo ..... a little dated, but good amenities & the condo block has excellent facilities and a wonderful oceanfront location.

Highs: The ocean view balcony is such a lovely spot after a hectic day.

Lows: Not many food supply outlets close & you definitely need a car.

We also found that operating the TV was a challenge for us non tech savvy grey nomads.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really love this little gem, everything is just perfect for us. I love the breathtaking ocean review from kitchen while preparing for meals, and the sound of wave crashing in the evening. There is a little walk or drive to a local beach, which we love more than others, a lot, I mean a lot of turtles, beautiful! Richard is very kind and friendly, really enjoy the stay, will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good place to spend your vacation in Maui.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two weeks.It is really a good place to spend our vacation.We faced the sea and heard the sound of wind.There are everything's you need in the condo.It's clean and comfortable.It's convenient to park.We enjoyed it very much.It's worth visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean. Oceanfront balcony was great, you can listen to the waves all day long. Had all ammenities in the kitchen and bathroom, and also beach towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, boogie boards. We just had to shop at local stores for food. Cant think of any negatives.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kahului - easy, quick drive to Maalaea Bay area
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
World-class Acquarium in Maalaea Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Maalaea Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Haycraft Park - gateway to wildlife preserve beach
Car: not necessary

All Usual Beach and Water Activities - Snorkeling, Etc, Great Restaurants and Shopping, Many Golf Choices, Fishing - right off the Maalaea Kai Bulkhead, Whale Watching, Helicopter Tours, World Class Aquarium, Pacific Whale Foundation - board their Excellent Tours just a short walk down the road, Kealia National Wildlife Refuge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All Rates are discounted for stays in excess of 14 days. We pay $130 for EXCEPTIONAL CLEANING after each guest. With their attention to detail, our cleaning company owners take great pride in making our condo a welcoming place that is CLEAN--and they would like to know if any guest finds it other than SPARKLING CLEAN. No damage deposit or manager's fee or booking fee. Hawaii Occupancy Tax, 13.42% in Maui. $250 Deposit required to confirm booking; Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation Fees Variable by length of stay & # of days notice given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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