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Direct Oceanfront 2BR/2Ba + Loft: 50' From Ocean, 180-Degree Ocean View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Direct Oceanfront Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 4 maximum)

This Maui oceanfront vacation condo is just 50 feet from the ocean with a 180-degree unobstructed ocean view featuring neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai. The condo includes:

- two enclosed private bedrooms,

- two full bathrooms (granite shower in each),

- full kitchen,

- dining area,

- living room with 47' flat TV, Blue-Ray/DVD player and stereo with MP3 and Bluetooth connection,

- private lanai, and

- a loft office/reading area with wireless printer/scanner.

The condominium is located on top (3rd) floor of a small, low-rise complex just north of Ka'anapali. The complex and surrounding neighborhood are uncrowded, yet all west Maui attractions and activities are very close. Lahaina, Ka'anapali, Kahana, Napili and Kapalua are all within 5 miles.

Open, bright and private, this updated two-story townhouse condo features 2 enclosed bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a full kitchen and a separate loft office/reading area with computer and printer/scanner. Enjoy one upstairs bedroom with California King size bed, and one downstairs bedroom with Queen size bed. Both bedrooms are enclosed (unlike some condos that count an open loft as a second bedroom.) Great for two couples or singles traveling together. Fully-equipped granite kitchen includes coffee maker, dishwasher, Jenn-Air radiant cooktop, conventional/convection and microwave ovens, rice cooker, refrigerator with ice maker, oversized disposal, toaster, and blender. New stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, convection oven and new carpet throughout. 50" wall-mounted flat-screen TV in the living room, Blu-Ray/DVD player and stereo with input for mp3 player/iPod/smartphone. 30' flat-screen TV with DVD player in upstairs bedroom. Digital cable service and broadband wi-fi throughout the complex at no extra charge.

Two identical bathrooms feature walk-in granite showers with height-adjustable shower head/hand shower, granite counters, and vessel sinks.

The condo has a loft office/reading area (separate from the private enclosed bedrooms) with wireless laser printer/scanner available free for guest use, good lighting and comfortable seating. If you bring your laptop (or wi-fi enabled device such as smartphone or tablet) you can use the free wireless broadband Internet access available throughout the complex (even by the pool). Useful for getting some work done while on vacation (if you must), or searching and booking activities on Maui.

Ceiling fans in all rooms and refreshing island Trade winds keep you naturally cool. Dine on your private lanai (balcony) with a spectacular 2-island ocean view. Fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean.

Learn to blow a conch shell in the traditional Hawaiian ceremony to bless the next day's weather while viewing the sunset every evening. Relax by the pool or swim in the ocean. See rainbows, sea turtles and dolphins from your private lanai. Humpback whales are often seen from December to April (and sometimes in November and May). Sea turtles come within feet of the shore every day to feed, and are wonderful to watch while snorkeling.

ON-SITE Manager. No lockbox, and no need drive to an offsite location to pick up keys when you arrive. Pick up your keys from our friendly, helpful rental manager, just 150 feet from your front door. She will assist you with any needs that arise during your stay (or in the unlikely event of a problem), and can provide a wealth of knowledge regarding island attractions, restaurants and activities. She maintains a stock of light bulbs, kitchen appliances, etc. for immediate replacement in the unlikely event of problems. (Note: Many condos in the area and even in our complex are managed by off-site companies. Be sure to understand the difference.)

This Maui condo can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests in 2 beds. There are no other sleeping accommodations.

Keywords: West Maui, Condominium, condo, rental, oceanfront, beachfront, ocean view, Low-rise, vacation rental, granite, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, enclosed bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, free parking, loft office, free computer, private, vacation, King, Blu-ray

HI Registration #:W89647684-01

More Details

Owner
David
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About David

We're a northern California family who have been vacationing in Maui since the mid-1980s. After searching many west Maui condo complexes, we purchased our unit at the Kulakane in 2007, and travel there several times each year to enjoy it and keep the condo in top shape.

David purchased this condo in 2007

Why David chose Lahaina

We especially love upper west Maui, where the views of the neighbor islands of Molokai and Lanai are unmatched elsewhere on Maui - or any other tropical location we have been to. We chose Kulakane 302 specifically for the spectacular, unobstructed 180-degree two-island ocean view, unique architecture, friendly vibe, easy beach/ocean access and oceanside pool. (We were surprised to find that many neighboring properties have their pool located on parking lot side of the building, with no ocean view.) The Kulakane is a small, low-rise (3 stories) complex in the quiet Honokowai district, between Kaanapali and Kapalua. The historic village of Lahaina, once a whaling port, is probably the most popular tourist and shopping attraction on Maui. It is a short 10-minute drive from our condo, which allows us to enjoy the town when we choose, and enjoy the quiet and privacy of Honokowai when we prefer to avoid the crowds. Two of Maui's premier golf locations, Kapalua and Kaanapali, are also within an easy 10-minute drive. Surf breaks, ranging from beginner level (Puamana, Laniupoko) to advanced (Honolua Bay) are also within a 15-minute drive. The Honokowai Farmer's Market is held on MWF mornings, just 200 yards from our condo. Snorkel equipment, surfboard, mopeds, and video and video rentals are all available within 1/2 mile of the condo.

What makes this condo unique

Kulakane 302 directly faces the ocean, and is just 50 feet from the water's edge. From your private lanai (balcony), you will see only the ocean, the neighbor islands, the beach and some of the local sea life (such as sea turtles, whales and dolphins). The lanai is really an extension of the living room - it has an overhanging roof, side walls and is carpeted, so you can comfortably enjoy it in any weather, including tropical sprinkles. We sometimes sit on the lanai, surfing the web on our laptops (via the free Wi-Fi network) and watching the surf in front of us.

There is a working office with a wireless laser printer/scanner provided for your use. Stay in email contact with your friends back home, make your arrangements for Maui activities, take care of a few business tasks, print your boarding passes.

For photos and much more information, visit our website (see links below).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dream come true. Can't find a better view with the turtles as a bonus!
May 2011
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Amenities

Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom (en suite) - toilet , shower , Shower with adjustable showerhead/hand spray
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower with adjustable showerhead/hand spray
  • Both bathrooms feature granite counters, granite showers and cobalt blue vessel sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) California King in upstairs bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) in downstairs bedroom. No other sleeping accommodations.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free parking, local phone, cable TV in living room and upstairs bedroom, stereo w/mp3 player and Bluetooth connection, pool, gas grills (BBQ), no smoking in condo, smoking allowed only in designated area of property, iron and ironing board, sunset (pupu) party every Friday, conch blowing at sunset, coin-op laundry on-site, beautiful, tropical grounds, ON-SITE manager. IN UNIT: Coolers, boogie board, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach bag.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7916665 based on 34 reviews
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Great location with a wonderful full on ocean view

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I along with our youngest Son and Daughter In Law enjoyed our stay here in October 2017 while attending our Daughters wedding in beautiful Maui. The condo was well appointed and equipped with everything necessary to enjoy our 8 day stay. The view was spectacular and we especially enjoyed mornings and sunsets on the Lanai. The location was ideal with grocery stores and restaurants very close by and only a 10 minute drive to downtown Lahaina which we enjoyed on a few occasions.

The only reason we are rating this property a 4 and not a 5 star is because of no air conditioning, which for us ended up being a little uncomfortable at certain times of the day. There was a number of ceiling and floor fans that helped a lot, but for us air conditioning will be a prerequisite in the future. The on property staff were great, friendly and very helpful and we would recommend this property to anyone!! Aloha

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, awesome location, and sea turtles every day!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The location was amazing, the property was very well maintained, nicely decorated, and had everything we needed. We snorkeled with turtles and amazing fish every day. Very close to lahaina and other cool places. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were looking for!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party:

- 2 couples from Arizona traveling to Hawaii for the first time. Both celebrating our 25th wedding anniversaries.

Things we liked:

- Bedrooms. Lots of condos we considered had two bedrooms. However, what we found many times was one would look really nice (e.g., master suite) while the other may be a little more ‘basic’ (e.g., Murphy bed). What was great about this one was that both bedrooms were nice and fairly equal. Both had nice size beds, closet space, fans, and bathrooms that had been designed almost identically (complete with tile/stone showers, glass bowl sinks, etc.). If your party consists of two couples, this really makes this unit stand out.

- View. I’m not sure the view from the lanai could get any better. Third floor, 50 feet from the water. Enough said.

- Location. We considered some condos in Kihei (which I’m sure would have been good). However, after driving to Kihei one day, we just thought the Lahaina/Kaanapali area had a much better ‘vibe’ and was a bit prettier overall (e.g., trees seemed more mature and lush, etc.).

- Fruit/Vegetable market. A fresh fruit and vegetable market is only about a 5 minute walk away from the condo. We really enjoyed having it so close and was nice to start a day with fresh mango, pineapple, bananas, etc.

- Staff. The staff was a pleasure to deal with. Tony seemed to really enjoy caring for the grounds as well as any other needs we had. We didn’t need much, but the staff was ready if we did.

- Conveniences/Accessories. We found the unit well stocked with plates, silverware, cutlery, glasses, etc. Also, pleasantly surprised to find snorkel gear, beach chairs, and umbrella. It made it quite easy to move right in and feel at home.

- Office. Not that you’ll want to be working a lot, but it was very nice to have a separate office area (complete with printer) upstairs.

Things to consider:

- No air conditioning. For us Arizonians, this was not a big deal at all. Once we arrived, we opened up all the windows. The constant breezes kept the days endurable and the nights absolutely perfect.

- Not much sand immediately available. Again, for us this was no big deal. We used what sand was there and drove to another beach on a separate day. Proximity to the water and the views more than made up for the lack of sand.

Bottom Line

- Loved this unit! We’d go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good oceanfront location, within walking distance to restaurants and shops

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this unit! The booking and payment process were easy and straightforward. When we checked in on day one, we found the on site rental staff helpful. The unit has a beautiful view of the ocean---one of the best we've had on this part of the island. We spent a lot of time on the lanai watching turtles and the occasional whale. Snorkeling is decent right outside the condo, which was also nice. We cooked many of our meals in the condo, and found the kitchen to have everything we needed. We also found games, books, and beach stuff (chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc) throughout the unit, which was a pleasant surprise. My husband and I were traveling with another couple, and found there was adequate privacy with bedrooms on different floors. The only concern we had was the noise in the second bedroom on the main level of the condo. The Kulakane is located pretty close to the road, and we sometimes found it hard to sleep due to road noise (ear plugs would probably resolve the issue). Our friends were initially nervous about lack of AC, but it was a non issue given all the windows and fans throughout the unit. Overall, I think this condo offers great value and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

An amazing place to stay

  • 4 of 5

It was amazing!!! Loved it. My only little complaint is the noice outside from our window while sleeping. (Roosters/cars/dogs) otherwise I still slept but fir a light sleeper bring earplugs.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
West Maui Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Dolly's, Nachos, Java Jazz, Duke's
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ferries to Lanai and Molokai
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kaanapali and Kapalua Courses
Nearest Train
2600 Miles
AmTrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-30
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Kahana Sands, Duke's, Dolly's
Nearest Ski
2600 Miles
Tahoe, California
Nearest Beach
Many, including next door.
Nearest Point of Interest
Snorkel Equipment Rental (Boss Frog)
Nearest Point of Interest
Surfboard/Boogie Board Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Honokowai Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market MWF Mornings and Organic Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Pohaku ("S-Turns") Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Health Club (Sports Club Kahana)
Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Kahana Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Supermarket (Star Market) and video rental (Premier Video)
Nearest Point of Interest
Whaler's Village (shopping and restaurants)
Nearest Point of Interest
Lahaina Cannery Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Front Street and Lahaina Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Laniupoko Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Napili Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapalua Bay - nice beach, great snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
Honolula Bay - surfing or snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
DT Fleming Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Napili Plaza - location of Maui Tacos
Nearest Point of Interest
Maui Fish Market and Okazuya Deli - both great food.
Nearest Point of Interest
West Maui - Kapalua Airport
Car: recommended

Fitness center (in Kaanapali), wildlife viewing of humpback whales (in season), dolphins, or see them on a snorkel or dive cruise. Hawaiian green sea turtles (some with shells up to 3 feet) can be seen every day in the water right in front of the condo.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.