Experience the best of both worlds--full resort service including daily housekeeping and getting to select your specific resort condo. This spacious studio unit in the Banyan Building 146 and is conveniently located on ground floor opening to the private lanai with views of the lush tropical gardens and a short walk to the Kaanapali beach in the complex.
Our rentals are a bit different from others on VRBO because it's part of the resort rental program and must meet the Aston Resort standards--my condo is rated 10 highest possible rating. The condo is fully equipped with full kitchen, dishware, 42' flat screen HD TV, DVD, free wireless internet and hard-wired internet, and all newer furnishings, ceramic flooring, new kitchen/bathroom cabinets/granite countertops in 2011. Rates vary as to season and occupancy of the resort. In addition, guests are guaranteed my unit.
Because this is a full resort package and our unit has to meet the standards of Aston Hotels, our rates may be higher than privately rented condos. However, there is no check-in fee or cleaning fee. When you consider that this is a condo with a full kitchen and private lanai, the rates are much more affordable than most Maui properties. Normally I accept reservations of 7 or more days unless it fills a shorter gap in my calendar.
If you want to get away from the glitzy highrise hotels, Maui Kaanapali Villas is one of the few oceanfront low-density condo complexes with 11 acres of tropical landscaping. Enjoy the two newly refurbished swimming pools, Castaways Restaurant serving all meals and extensive wine list, the poolside bar, fitness center, convenience shop, beach hut offering snorkel and beach equipment, a complimentary trolley to Whaler's Village, and spa services (oceanside massages available). In the evening, the grounds sparkle with lighted tiki torches. The staff is super friendly and this complex offers a much more personal setting.
The complex is in the heart of Kaanapali Beach located near the Royal Lahaina Resort, Black Rock, championship golf courses, Whaler's Village and more.
Keywords: Condominium Resort on Kaanapali Beach
Candy is from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a realtor. She has an adult son Ryan Harris who also loves Maui. I also own 3 condos on Sanibel Island, Florida.
Candy Harrris purchased this condo in 2006
I have owned vacation properties in Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida for about 15 years. In August 2004, our Florida properties were devastated by Hurricane Charley. Prior to that we had vacationed in Maui Kaanapali Villas. In order to diversify our properties, we decided to purchase a wonderful studio at MKV. This has provided our with another 'favorite' destination. Although we only are able to visit once a year, we have made improvements each year to our Hawaiian paradise.
Maui Kaanapali Villas is a wonderful, laid back resort. Our properties are more affordable and I believe the staff is super friendly. We love the new pools, the gorgeous new lobby, Castaways Restaurant is super, and it's a great location convenient to Whaler's Village, Lahaina, snorkeling, and more.
We could not have been more pleased to stay in this cozy 1 bedroom condo. It was beyond our expectations. It was our 30th anniversary and we truly considered this to be a trip of a lifetime. We drove to many beaches in Maui and found the MKV beach to be our favorite. We enjoyed coffee on the lanai and it was a short walk to the beach and is close driving distance to Honalua Bay and the blowholes. You must drive to the Volcano and Hana! I can't say enough about the staff ! Our flight left late in the evening and check out was at 12:00. My husband asked if we could stay on the property for a while and they went above and beyond and had a dressing room for us to freshen up for our trip home. Candy is also a pleasure to work with as she worked with my husband to accommodate the dates of our trip(10 days). It is a great place to stay and we can't wait to come back!! Snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles ..... It doesn't get any better.
Beautiful spot. Everything you'll need in a great location. Grocery store is nearby and it has a well equipt kitchen. The pool is quiet enough to swim and not run into children. Bring snorkel gear as you're only a 10 min walk from blackrock and a 15 min drive from hona lua. Bed is comfy. Fyi you'll want a car for this spot. Planning on using this spot again.
The condo was beautiful and immaculate, everything was updated. The Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas is a great resort/condo complex in the most ideal location in West Maui. Anything you need is right in the area or a quick drive down the road. The resort has an amazing beach and multiple pools. The owner was a pleasure to work with and she made our trip so much easier. We will definitely be back to Maui and this will be our go to place.
We stayed here for 10 nights in February and found the studio to be very well equiped. We did not use the d/w or oven but everything we used worked well. kitchen is well stocked with place settings for six. Everything in the unit was clean and well maintained, as were the resort grounds. Booking was straightforward with only a deposit required prior to arrival. Owner was responsive to all questions.
There are two beach chairs and even a small cooler bag. Iron and hairdryer included. The new tile floors are a real plus as we have read reviews of other units complaining about the carpets. The king size bed was very comfortable with good linens.
The unit is very close to the smaller, quieter of the two pools. This Pool was always clean and never even close to crowded. The patio faces a lawn and garden area with the main resort building behind. Maybe 60 seconds to the Kaanapali beach trail which goes south 3 or4 miles and a couple north. 90 seconds to the beach. Kaanapali beaches are fantastic and we could walk in and have great snokeling, including turtles, just 2 minutes walk north of the resort. Black rock is about 15 minutes walk south.
We shopped 5 minutes drive north at Times Market which we found to be better stocked and as good or better prices than Safeway. Only ate one breakfast at Castaway cafe which was average quality in a lovely setting.
All of our interactions with resort staff were positive. We had a small leak under the sink one day which was fixed promptly and courteously. This is of course a big advantage of being part of a resort, as were the concierge desk and the daily maid service. Fresh beach towels available anytime at the front desk.
Gas BBQs just a few seconds walk from the patio.
First morning "orientation" with coffee and sweets & fruit, is a sales seminar for activities, but useful for quick rundown on tours, activities etc. Everybody gets a little prize of some sort.
We will happily recommend this unit to others.
What a great location!! The room was fantastic - it was very clean; had a very comfy king-sized bead; a kitchenette with everything that we needed to make breakfast; a bbq close by for grilling steaks for dinner and we enjoyed many meals on the Lanai which had a great garden view. We especially enjoyed the small pool close to the room. It was very quiet and had lots of chairs for tanning and lounging, and a hot tub as well. The beach was fabulous, not too crowded and had beautiful sand. There was some great snorkeling along the beach, in front of the Westin and a little ways down at Black rock. The hotel was in close drive distance to Honolua Bay which had amazing snorkeling. From the hotel it was a short drive to Lahaina, which is a great town with lots of dinner choices and shopping along the main strip. There is also a free trolley from the hotel to Whaler's village which also has lots of great shops, a few restaurants and some free evening shows. We loved our stay in Maui and would definitely recommend this location to anyone heading to west Maui!
We have stayed in this unit at MKV several times and find it a perfect combination of space, value and location. We enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, sunsets and snorkeling from the beach. The condo is always immaculately clean and the employees of MKV are helpful and pleasant. Even though we spend most of our time in the ocean, we enjoy the newly renovated pool as well. The convenient barbeque grills are a nice addition. From the MKV property one can walk all the way to the south end of Kaanapali beach and north quite a way as well. This is a perfect way to start the day and, in season, spot adult and baby whales. Lahaina is nearby and offers many excursions for whale watching, snuba and snorkeling. Try Aloha Mixed Plate for a seaside lunch or dinner and Safari Boat Excursions trip around Lanai or whale watches. If you head north past Kapalua you will come across an ocean blow hole that is an intriguing site.
We plan to return to this condo annually. Our interactions with Candy, the owner, have been helpful and enjoyable and we look forward to her annual condo updates.
|Resort Fee||$16 + Tax|
This is a full resort rental; no cleaning fee or check-in fee.
2 Day Deposit charged by Resort; balance due at check-in.
Beach Shack--rentals, Castaways Beachfront Restaurant, spa services, concierge services, free trolley to Whaler's Village.