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Lovely, Romantic Oceanfront Value! Newly Remodeled

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Spectacular views from our lanai! Steps to water. BBQ in corner of lawn.

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Amazing views, convenient location, nice surroundings, beautiful furnishings, newly remodeled, and excellent value.

GREAT Value: We are charging ONLY $129/night plus tax from May to mid December! No cleaning fees or other charges for stays a week or more. Only $159/night plus tax for April. Only $239/night plus tax mid December through March. Always a very good value for such a nice place.



This is a lovely condo in Maalaea Banyans, on the third floor (great privacy and there is an elevator) of an attractive 4 story, nicely landscaped all oceanfront complex. It is in the quiet, peaceful village of Ma’alaea, ideally located only about 20 minutes from the airport, Lahaina, Kihei-Wailea, Kahalui, Wailuku, Iao Valley, North Shore windsurfing, etc.

From the living room and lanai, you have spectacular views of Molokini, Kaho’olawe, the coast stretching down past Kihei, and the base of Haleakala. Your view is framed by lush grounds and palm trees. The ocean is less than 100 feet away, with gently lapping waves. Usually. A few times a year there are strong south swells, and surfers come from all over to challenge the legendary 'Ma’alaea pipeline', also called the “freight train”, one of the fastest ride-able waves in the world. Huge waves, great surfing, and lots of broken surfboards right in front of you.

Another once in a lifetime experience: for some reason, Humpback whales tend both to mate and to deliver their babies right off Ma’alaea. Chances of seeing mating or births are best in January or February, but there is excellent whale watching from our lanai (or numerous boat trips from the harbor a few minutes away) from late December until mid April. Unlike California whale watching (where the whales are commuting between Alaska and Mexico) in Maui the whales seem to be on vacation too. They flap their fins, rhythmically thwop their tails, leap entirely out of the water, sing, make and have babies, and generally have a great time. April to December, you can still see outrigger canoes, Rays, Turtles, and the occasional Monk Seal and Dolphin from the lanai.

A 5 minute walk from the condo takes you to Ma’alaea harbor, restaurants, a small shopping center, a well-regarded aquarium (the Maui Ocean Center), mini-golf, etc. They are convenient, but entirely out of sight and mind when you do not need them.

A 5 minute walk toward Kihei takes you to tiny Haycraft Park and a 5 mile long, largely deserted beach, backed by protected wetlands. Good swimming and hiking, sea turtles, and good to great snorkeling. (More great snorkeling is only a short drive away.)

There are a tremendous number of good eating options. The BBQ, grounds, hot tub, pool, and lanai may tempt you cook at home or bring back take-out. There are quite a variety of good restaurants in walking distance. And it is easy to go to Lahaina, Kihei, Wailuku, Kahalui, (or almost anywhere) just for dinner. When we used to stay in Kihei-Wailea we either went to Lahaina /Kaanapali for the whole day, or didn’t go at all. Now it is a short beautiful drive, so just going for dinner seems easy and fun.

Our condo has new travertine tile floors throughout, good mattresses, new top quality furniture, towels and linens, all the amenities we could think of, washer and dryer in the unit, coffee maker and espresso maker, microwave, dishwasher etc. Everything is freshly painted.

We think you will have a wonderful time. Many people return again and again, and we hope you will, too. (and we give a 10% discount for re-rentals)




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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strictly non smoking, not even on lanai....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry! Condo rules....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Very comfy with tempurpedic top., Child Beds (1) portacrib, Baby Cribs (1) portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We generally have lots of beach toys....moreless

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Panoramic spectacular views of Haleakala, Kihei, Wailea, and Makena coast, Molokini, Kahoolawe, palm trees, tiny beach, turtles, rays, whales. . . Wow!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We Stand Up Paddleboard from a tiny beach out front and there is a beautiful, nearly deserted, 5-6 miles long beach a short walk toward Kihei. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Haleakala in distance through trees. Also very nice and occasionally fantastic mountain views (depending on lighting and weather) from back of condo toward parking lot. Giant windmills up ridge....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Fantastic views of South Maui coast, Haleakala, Kahoolawe, Molokini, turtles, rays, dolphins, (and whales in winter)...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Gorgeous unobstructed views! Ocean and tiny beach a stone's throw away. Great beach a few hundred yards down the shore. (so no noisy parties nearby)...moreless

  • Rural:

    Maalaea is somewhat off the beaten track, but extremely convenient to everything. As you walk to the village, or the other way to the miles long beach, it has a beautiful rural feel....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    You'd have to water ski!...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    No reason you couldn't if you skied in....moreless

  • Village:

    Cute little village, shops, restaurants, aquarium, boats, mini golf, etc. short walk away, but not in view except small boats going in and out of harbor. No noise from village at all....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bar height small glass table and 4 comfy stools for inside. Round table and 4 comfy chairs on lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in our unit...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and espresso maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee maker and espresso maker, blender, etc. etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    dishwasher, microwave, etc....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
May 1 - Dec 14, 2015
7 night min stay
$129
$3,483
Winter high season
Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$239
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay
$159
$4,293
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Stand Up Paddle Board $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

If you arrive after hours, there is a lock box in front of the lobby in the middle of the ground floor. Contact me for current lock box code. There is no cleaning fee for stays of a week or more. There is a 10% discount for re-renters, and stays of a month or more. Please contact me for long, short, or repeat rentals, and if you would like to rent our stand up paddle board.


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Location

0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beach Bums Bar is a 5 minute walk away in village
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several good restaurants are a 5 minute walk away,

Car: Recommended

We just added a huge mirror on the lanai, and it is spectacular! The views are even bigger and better. (should have done it years ago) We also just finished (August 2014) a major remodel! All new granite counters, new tiled rain and regular shower, new cabinets and appliances, etc.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We love Maui, and bought this condo over 20 years ago to live in when we eventually retire. We're still working, but go as often as possible, now with our toddler grandchildren. Our condo is ideal for a couple. If necessary, 2 more people can also sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. But when we go with our grown kids and grandkids, we also rent a second unit. That and separate cars gives everyone their own space and privacy and is wonderful for a combination of family togetherness, and relaxed private vacation time. Everyone can have time with the kids, and time without them for romantic dinners, snorkeling, hikes in the jungle, etc. We've found using 2 condos for family vacations much less expensive than renting a house, more private than a larger condo, and we think, infinitely superior to hotel rooms. In fact, we are going again soon with the kids and grandkids. Should be great!

Why the Owner Chose Maalaea:
Friends of ours in Maui (the owners of the place we used to rent in Kihei) lived in Maalaea Banyans and recommended we buy one when they sold the place we used to stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The more we are in Maalaea, the better we like it. The central location is outstanding, the views gorgeous, and it has a quiet, off the tourist path feel. In the early morning we often walk along the nearby beach (but it's so long, we've never made it to the far end in one shot.). In the other direction, a 5 minute walk takes you to Maalaea village for boats, marina, restaurants for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; bar, live entertainment, groceries, deli, great lattes, mini golf, aquarium, activities, or shopping. (Writing this, I can hardly wait to go back!) People come back again and again. They've found there is no need to spend a lot of money to have a relaxing, romantic, exciting, fantastic vacation getaway with wonderful lodging in a beautiful tropical location. Aloha! Have a great time!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, Danish or Swedish by email only.

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Spectacular views from our lanai!  Steps to water. BBQ in corner of lawn.

    Spectacular views from our lanai! Steps to water. BBQ in corner of lawn.

  • View of pool, ocean, and little beach from our lanai. Lots of turtles!  SUP!

    View of pool, ocean, and little beach from our lanai. Lots of turtles! SUP!

  • View back at our condo (Where trees are near water) from 5 mile long beach.

    View back at our condo (Where trees are near water) from 5 mile long beach.

  • New lovely walk in rain and regular shower, granite counters, bamboo cabinets.

    New lovely walk in rain and regular shower, granite counters, bamboo cabinets.

  • Comfy queen-sized bed, firm with foam top. Bed cover matches shower curtain.

    Comfy queen-sized bed, firm with foam top. Bed cover matches shower curtain.

  • View from lanai through living room toward bedroom. Pretty, tropical furniture.

    View from lanai through living room toward bedroom. Pretty, tropical furniture.

  • Shops and restaurants a nice 5 minute walk away. Great lattes! (or make at home)

    Shops and restaurants a nice 5 minute walk away. Great lattes! (or make at home)

  • Cool lighting on windmills out back across parking lot.

    Cool lighting on windmills out back across parking lot.

  • View from Beach Bums Restaurant, just past General Store.  Fun, casual, and good

    View from Beach Bums Restaurant, just past General Store. Fun, casual, and good

  • Wetlands view from walking part way down long beach toward Kihei.

    Wetlands view from walking part way down long beach toward Kihei.

  • Relaxing on the front lawn, Christmas day!

    Relaxing on the front lawn, Christmas day!

  • View of living room and lanai with ocean just beyond the grassy lawn and jacuzzi

    View of living room and lanai with ocean just beyond the grassy lawn and jacuzzi

  • Sunrise from our lanai.  Kihei coast to Makena. Molokini off photo to right.

    Sunrise from our lanai. Kihei coast to Makena. Molokini off photo to right.

  • Gorgeous new kitchen! Granite counters, bamboo cabinets, new appliances.

    Gorgeous new kitchen! Granite counters, bamboo cabinets, new appliances.

  • New bathroom.

    New bathroom.

  • Original watercolor and dresser in bedroom.

    Original watercolor and dresser in bedroom.

  • Queen sofa bed and mirrored wall in living room. Kitchen at left.

    Queen sofa bed and mirrored wall in living room. Kitchen at left.

  • View out back of condo.  Windmills high on ridge.

    View out back of condo. Windmills high on ridge.

  • Start of the 5-6 mile long, nearly deserted beach a 5 minute walk toward Kihei.

    Start of the 5-6 mile long, nearly deserted beach a 5 minute walk toward Kihei.

  • Stand up paddle boarding off our little beach, steps away.

    Stand up paddle boarding off our little beach, steps away.

  • Another wetlands view behind sand dunes walking down long beach toward Kihei.

    Another wetlands view behind sand dunes walking down long beach toward Kihei.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, swedish, danish, Danish or Swedish by email only.
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  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
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