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More Than a Few Lives Have Been Changed by a Visit to Wailea!

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

[SUMMER SAVINGS!! $150/night!! A recent cancellation means lowered rates. From June 6 to Aug 28, the nightly rate will be $150. One week minimum. 2 people max.]

Owner's note: You will see that there is a 14 day minimum in High Season and a 7 night minimum in Regular Season. HOWEVER: I will accept shorter rentals IF they are between two existing reservations. For example, if you want to book 12 nights during High Season, and you see on the calendar that there are 12 nights between 2 existing reservations, I CAN book your visit. BUT!! For this request to reach me, the system requires that you choose 'Flexible Dates' when you send the inquiry. Otherwise, the VRBO system will automatically exclude you from even reaching me (because your request was not the minimum 14 days). I hope I have made this clear but don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions! No worries!! Richard Andrews

Please check out our 'Guest Comments' and see what our guests have written in the Guest Book. These remarks (more than 125) are our best advertisement and can be seen if you check 'Owner Info' on the home/front page and scroll down. If you stay with us you'll see them! Also 14+ guest-generated 'Reviews' (By the way, we are UNIT 161 - an end unit with windows in every room.) We also have HD TV with recorder and a music player for iPhone/iPad.)

Here are just a few of the Guest Comments::

'Hi Richard, Your place surpassed our expectations! The layout is really open and spacious with lots of light. Very neat and clean. We enjoyed the extra little touches. Beach equipment and kitchen appliances made it fell like home. We appreciated all your help by email prior to our arrival. We truly had a great time and found it very relaxing.
You have helped to make our first trip to Maui memorable. Hope to come back soon. Cheers, A & D, Vancouver, BC, Cananda'


'Superb! We have been coming to Hawaii for many years, staying in houses, hotels, and condos. As far as condos are concerned, this is the best, bar none! Thank you for sharing Olu Olu with us, Richard. Beautifully appointed, well-equipped, great layout and location. Hawaii and Maui are still the best. We'll be back, hopefully in your condo. Mahalo!'
- Ev and Audrey V., Victoria, BC, Canada


'Can it get any better than this? I don't think so! Our initial impression was one of awe. Emily's first words were 'Can we rent this place next year?' Your set up for the condo immediately made us feel at home. While we did many activities here in paradise, I think our favorite one was just sitting on the lanai and drinking coffee while the sun rose. Thank you for sharing your condo with us!'
-Jim and Emily W, Tahlequah, Oklahoma


'We knew the minute we pulled into our own parking space at the condo that it was going to be GREAT! Everything was just as you described it and the pictures you have don't do it justice. The condo was clean and welcoming and what a wonderful location! Quiet and relaxing, we loved the golf course view, the birds and the wonderful Maui sounds. We thought the people in Maui were so nice and we really enjoyed talking with them. We went to a different beach everyday, walked to the shops and were very appreciative to have your VERY comfy bed! We returned home relaxed and can't wait to return. We will of course, come stay at your wonderful condo again. Thanks for sharing it with us.'
- William and Lisa B, Colorado

'Our 2nd visit inside 10 months - so good last time, we had to come back to Olu Olu; it's just like coing home again! You really do have a special place here and made all the more so with its relaxing decor and furnishings....All in all, another relaxing time spent in a very enjoyable, peaceful surroundings. Sure hope we can manage many more visits in time to come. All our regards.'
-M & J B., Auckland, New Zealand

'Richard, your home in Maui is superb. Our first visit to Maui was more than we could have imagined. It truly is 'Paradise'. We felt comfortable and 'at home' in the condo and it was wonderful to return to after 'hours on the beach.' Life doesn't get much better. And in the immortal words of A.S. (your Governor of California) 'I'll be back.' Mahalo'
-Daniel and Robin B, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

'Richard, we have just returned from Maui and I wanted to drop you a quick note just to say how much we enjoyed staying at your condo. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. We loved Maui so much that my husband is trying to convince me to return next March and if we do, we would love to stay at Olu Olu once again. I now underdstand what you mean by 'relax in Wailea', it was probably the most relaxing vacation we have taken in a long time (except for the trip along the west Maui mountain road which scared the #%@ out of us!). Anyway, we are considering what our travel plans will be for next year and if we do decide to return, I will be back in touch with you to check on the availability of Olu Olu. Mahalo'
- Gloria M, M, Ontario, Canada

DESCRPITION

Imagine yourself sitting on the living room sofa or on the private deck, overlooking the emerald green expanse of the beautiful Wailea Blue Golf Course, and beyond, the sunset, West Maui mountains and a bit of the ocean. Even though you are in the center of Wailea, you will neither hear nor see traffic.

We are most fortunate with the exact location and placement of this unit. If you come back to the unit in the heat of the day, the bedroom will be cool and shaded from the sun. Because our view is not directly west, in the living room/dining room/ kitchen, and on the lanai, you won't have the sunset glaring directly in your eyes, and yet you will be able to see some ocean, West Maui Mountains, etc. You can also leave the front door open all the time, for more air and light (there is a screen door) but maintain privacy because no one else walks by the front door.

This individually decorated and tropically appointed condo has two air-conditioners but because this is an end unit, every room (including both baths) has at least one (if not many) windows so you can enjoy the pure tropical breezes and hear the birds sing. [I believe the importance of good air circulation is often ignored, until you're stuck without it!.] If you want a comfortable, romantic, elegant, and private retreat, then this is the place for you.

We call our place Olu Olu, which means 'cool and comfortable' in Hawaiian. The Aloha Spirit is alive, palpable, and unforgettable. Come to Olu Olu, be our guests, and experience Paradise for yourself!

Keywords: Condominium (UNIT 161)

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years olds...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have only one bedroom....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) This is an Eastern King bed and many of our guests have commented on how comfortable it is....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have two 'backpack beach chairs', comfortable, adjustable beach chairs, with 'backpack-like' storage compartments in the back, that make it easy to carry your stuff to the beach. There are also beach towels, an ice chest, a beach umbrella and woven mats for the beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are several guide books and a CD for The Drive to Hana....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD's in both living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Both TV's have cable service. There are 57 music channels on both TV's....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a small speaker system for iPhone/iPad and a portable CD 'boom box'....moreless

  • Television:

    There are flat screen HD TV's in living and bedroom. The cable box in the living room has digital recorder....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are directly on the golf course....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    West Maui Mountains are viewable....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Limited view to ocean and sunset on lanai....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in the living room and another in the bedroom. We have stayed every month of year, and with ceiling fans and windows in every room, we have never used AC, preferring fresh air....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WE NOW HAVE FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS FOR OUR GUESTS. All you need is your computer. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in on lanai and is for use with this unit only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    There is reserved parking for one car directly in front of the condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) One in the living room and one in the bedroom; both are cordless....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample bath and hand towels and washcloths, including two for make-up removal....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is on lanai and is for use with this unit only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have a very large variety of pots, pans, and cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped Kitchen with utensils (including salad spinner, cookbook, tupperware, etc), Toaster, Blender, Rice Maker, Coffee Maker, Iron and Ironing Board. We have tried to stock the kitchen with everything we could think of....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice and water in the door....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    The Wailea Blue Course surrounds the complex....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This looks directly onto the golf course and beyond it to the West Maui Mountains and partial view of the ocean to the side....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Not allowed in the unit but large gas grills are available at nearby pool....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The Wailea Tennis Club is adjacent to the Grand Champions, but we are NOT on the side facing the courts so no noise!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are two shared swimming pools. The Adult Pool, with ocean views, is just a few steps away (but NOT close enough for you to hear people in the pool!)...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    There are two hot tubs, one at each pool....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
14 night min stay
$225
High Season 2016
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2016
14 night min stay
$195
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$170

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  • Cleaning (my cost) $120 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joe's Bar and Grill
Grand Champions
Nearest Golf
Wailea Blue Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Piilani Highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joe's, Matteo's Osteria, Minoli's, Tommy Bahamas,
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ulua

Car: Recommended

Boogie Boarding, Wind Surfing, Whale Watching, Live Entertainment, and much, much more

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I lived in San Francisco for 35 years, until moving to Maui in 2008. San Francisco is still my favorite city in the world, but 'Maui no ka oi' (Maui is the best!). According to the stats, we have the best weather, year around, of any place on earth. I can't argue with that!

Why the Owner Chose Grand Champions:
I chose this condo in the Grand Champions in Wailea because the floor plan makes the unit seem more spacious, especially for a one bedroom. The condo has beautiful views - of the golf course, West Maui mountains, and the ocean. The Grand Champions is in the center of Wailea, and The Shops of Wailea, the big luxury hotels, superb restuarants, and most importantly, the fabulous beaches are all less then a 5 minute drive or a leisurely walk.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The condo is called 'Olu Olu' which in Hawaiian means cool, refreshing, satisfied, happy, cordial, and gracious. These are the feelings that come to mind when staying here.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Photo: Bamboo Forest in Hana.  Magnificent!

    Photo: Bamboo Forest in Hana. Magnificent!

  • Desk for computer/writing.

    Desk for computer/writing.

  • Dragonfly artwork.

    Dragonfly artwork.

  • Bedroom with 2 windows and A/C.  Many guests have complimented the mattress!

    Bedroom with 2 windows and A/C. Many guests have complimented the mattress!

  • Private master bath with shower.

    Private master bath with shower.

  • Sunrise over Haleakala crater from bedroom window.  This is NOT embellished!

    Sunrise over Haleakala crater from bedroom window. This is NOT embellished!

  • View from your lanai.  You can see the ocean!

    View from your lanai. You can see the ocean!

  • Grand Champions is a beautiful, well-kept facility in the heart of Wailea.

    Grand Champions is a beautiful, well-kept facility in the heart of Wailea.

  • A second pool across from the entrance is available for kids.

    A second pool across from the entrance is available for kids.

  • Makena Beach, also known as Big Beach, with Little Beach up over the lava flow.

    Makena Beach, also known as Big Beach, with Little Beach up over the lava flow.

  • Moon  rising as sun sets on Keawakapu Beach in Wailea

    Moon rising as sun sets on Keawakapu Beach in Wailea

  • My front yard but you would have seen this from Olu Olu!

    My front yard but you would have seen this from Olu Olu!

  • Spacious living room with screen door for ventilation.

    Spacious living room with screen door for ventilation.

  • This feels bigger than a 1 bedroom!

    This feels bigger than a 1 bedroom!

  • The well-stocked kitchen allows you to enjoy meals and snacks the way you like.

    The well-stocked kitchen allows you to enjoy meals and snacks the way you like.

  • HD flatscreen TV and DVD.

    HD flatscreen TV and DVD.

  • Excellent ventilation throughout.

    Excellent ventilation throughout.

  • The guest bathroom.

    The guest bathroom.

  • View across fairway.

    View across fairway.

  • The 'Quiet Pool' is right next door;  grill with ocean view!  Pool/sauna/tables

    The 'Quiet Pool' is right next door; grill with ocean view! Pool/sauna/tables

  • Tennis anyone?  The Wailea Tennis Club is just steps away.

    Tennis anyone? The Wailea Tennis Club is just steps away.

  • So many incredible sunsets!

    So many incredible sunsets!

  • My home in Maui Meadows, a  mile away, but the sunset is yours!

    My home in Maui Meadows, a mile away, but the sunset is yours!

  • This is YOU enjoying another Maui Sunset, and it's just 5 minutes away!

    This is YOU enjoying another Maui Sunset, and it's just 5 minutes away!

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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