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On the beach looking west towards the harbor (midday).

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  • Minimum stay:5-14 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Maalaea condo description

Looking for a spacious 2 bedroom unit with a sublime ocean view that's only 120 feet from the shoreline of a sandy beach? Look no further. Mort's Port awaits your arrival.

If you are able to plan your trip for Thanksgiving week or the 2nd week of Dec. of this year, you will discover how much you will be able to enjoy before high season rates kick in. The island is not as crowded as at the end of the year, but the whales have arrived! 7 nights at the end of Nov. are at 185/nt. with an optional 8th night being $160 and a 9th night, $150. Beginning Dec. 7, only 6 nights are available, and that's at the $210 rate. On Dec. 15, the rate goes up to $265 and the min. stay is 14 nights.

We welcome inquiries at any time, but only commit to a reservation one year or less prior to intended start date. The minimum rental generally is 7 nights (less than that being 6 nights in May and any 4 to 6 nights that would be filling in a gap between bookings.) Note: There are 5 NIGHTS IN APRIL of next year currently available as a rental.

If you decide to stay in Mort's Port, this is what we can predict: You won't want to leave. Treat yourself to a stay in this superb third floor unit in Kanai A Nalu, and you'll understand. The wall-to-wall glass that separates the living area from the lanai presents an astounding and expansive ocean view. The gentle trade winds, the swaying palms, and the sound of the waves will enchant you. If you have ever stayed in the more tourist-populated parts of the island, you will appreciate the relative seclusion and quiet nature of Maalaea.

Within walking distance are the shops and oceanview restaurants at Maalaea Harbor. You'll also find boats departing for snorkeling, diving, and whale watching adventures. Also nearby is the Maui Ocean Center, as impressive an aquarium as you'll find anywhere.

If you want to get in the water, you can go down to the sandy beach below the courtyard to swim, snorkel, or surf. Perhaps you may want to try paddle boarding. Of course, there is always the option is to take a dip in the gated pool located in the center of the courtyard.

If you want to take a scenic walk (or run) along the shoreline, you can go for miles on Sugar Beach, which has just two oceanfront condo buildings beyond ours to the east. Then you're on a vast stretch of sand alongside the Kealia nature preserve, an area that will never be developed.

The condo complex is well constructed (concrete walls and ceilings) and well maintained. Our two bedrooms are real rooms with real doors, not lofts and not sliding screens. If you like your privacy, you will like staying in our unit.

What you see when you walk in the front door of Mort's Port (assuming the blinds have been rolled up) is breath-taking. Unlike the majority of oceanview units that are on an angle and present a view of the building across the way, our straight-out view is your visual treat from almost anywhere inside, even the kitchen. While cooking you can look through the living and dining areas and see the ocean's swath of blue. You'll never forget that you are in Hawaii with this beautiful panorama.

When you can pry your eyes from the awesome views of the ocean and Mt. Haleakala (a dormant volcano), you'll notice that the grounds are so well landscaped and manicured that you might think you're in a botanical garden. Even the swimming pool is a visual delight with its tropical-flower-adorned waterfall continuously spilling fresh water down one side.

Just as impressive as what you see outside is what you will find inside the condo. The unit is tastefully decorated, featuring rattan living and dining furniture from the Kauai Collection. Throughout, you will find Hawaiian-themed artwork, mostly by local artists. Décor includes wood carvings, raku pottery, and prints of scenic paintings. (There are also several original-by-owner-Sue watercolors).

You will rejoice at your selection of this condo unit if any of the following are important to you: A/C, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, FLATSCREEN TVs with CABLE AND DVD PLAYERS, CD's and DVD's in the unit, MINI-STEREO SYSTEM, LENDING LIBRARY (no late fees ever), PORTABLE PHONE with FREE LONG DISTANCE, IN-UNIT SAFE, SNORKELING EQUIPMENT, BOOGIE BOARDS, SPOTTING SCOPE and BINOC's, WASHER/DRYER in unit, KINGSIZE BED in MBR, and TWIN BEDS (King option) in 2nd BR.

Maybe not important to you now, but wait until you have settled into one: CUSHIONED RECLINER LOUNGE CHAIRS (two, inside) and SWIVEL BAR-HEIGHT CHAIRS WITH CUSHIONED SEATS (two, on the lanai). Also, many guests tell us that our four CUSHIONED DINING CHAIRS ON WHEELS are the most comfortable they have sat in.

Completed in the past few years: Bathroom remodeling including two CUSTOM-BUILT STONE TILE SHOWERS (one a walk-in), and new vanity tops (one granite, one composite).

Completed in May 2014: NEW MAPLE CABINETS installed in the kitchen. Also in 2014: NEW MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE (no new headboard, though--too fond of the hand-painted one you see in the photo).

Ultimately, though, it's not what's inside that you're going to remember. It's more likely going to be the incredible views from the lanai and the strolls you'll take along the shoreline. Imprinted in your mind will be the panoramic scene from the 3rd floor: the lush greenery and tropical flowers in the foreground, the beautiful blue waters of the bay in the middle, and the majestic Haleakala in the background. All that framed by randomly stretching palm trees to complete the picture.

At night, it's just as impressive. The lights twinkling from Kihei across the bay vie for your attention with the stars more bright and more plentiful than you can imagine. You'll see. You really won't want to leave.


[Note: In compliance with HI law, we are providing our TA tax number: W40864582-01]

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 960 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 in building, one 2 doors away

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking, not even on the lanai--and we are serious about this....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Simmons Beautyrest...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Beds new in 2013. ...moreless

          • King size bed in the master BR with kingsize pillows adjustable for firmness with inserts; regular pillows available as alternatives--also memory foam contour pillows. Twin (or single) beds in the guest BR can be made up as a King if requested prior to arrival ($20 conversion fee). Guests are requested not to move furniture during their stay....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Stone tile shower--swivel style door, grab bar, pebble floor...moreless

          • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Stone tile walk-in shower-- glass half-wall, grab bars....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We also provide hand-painted wine glasses for special occasions, a coffee bean grinder, bamboo cutting board, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, coolers, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, air bed with built-in pump, a mostly-fiction lending library, and Maui guide books. There also is an in-unit safe to securely store electronic devices, jewelry or wallet....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Two shelves of books. Guests are welcome to borrow or even take home a book that hasn't been finished....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Two (the newest one Blu-Ray).--one in the living area and the other in the MBR....moreless

              • Games:

                Several board games and decks of cards....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Assorted CD's, many Hawaiian music (also CD of Road to Hana if it hasn't been left in a rental car)...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable for each TV (includes visitor's channel with information about activities, sightseeing, restaurants)....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Mini-stereo set up on an étagère shelf plays CD's and can handle some electronic devices (has adaptors for docking/playing)....moreless

              • Television:

                Two flatscreen TV's (42' in living area, and 32' in MBR)....moreless

              • Toys:

                A few items for fun at the beach....moreless

              • Video Library:

                16 DVD titles, mostly PG-13 comedies...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Windows in the kitchen and guest bedroom have a view of the West Maui Mountains....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                This unit faces straight out to the ocean with nothing but the pool and palm trees in between. A Maui realtor declared that 'this unit has a million dollar view.' We agree, but we won't be selling....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                The building itself is oceanfront; our unit has an expansive view of the ocean. The shoreline is just 120 feet away (not counting short distance to the elevator or steps down from courtyard to sand)....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Table may not be suitable for younger children who could pull it over (plate glass on center base). ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Large unit (not central air) capable of cooling the whole place if bedroom doors are left open. Rarely needed....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                What can be said about a dryer? It works....moreless

              • Elevator:

                2 in building, one 2 doors away...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                High quality cotton sheets....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Casual, island style. Two ridiculously comfortable upholstered recliners facing the TV--and, in the case of one, the ocean....moreless

              • Parking:

                No assigned spaces. Usually easy to find a spot near the closest elevator....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Next to the building (need to register car, no fee)...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Portable phone gets reception anywhere in the unit and in most locations in the courtyard....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Double of everything for bathrooms. Min. of five beach towels for guest use....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front loader (detergent provided)....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi is free and easy to access (strong reception anywhere in the unit or on the lanai)...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                It loves to make Kona coffee....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything you need to prepare meals. 10 piece set of stainless Cuisinart pans in excellent condition....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                White Corelle dishes, Corningware and Pyrex in ample quantity....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Newer model, relatively quiet....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Countertops, sink/faucet, appliances all relatively new. New maple cabinets were installed in May 2014....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Top-rated GE, new in 2014....moreless

              • Oven:

                Has glass window in the door....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Tea, coffee, seasonings and other staples....moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                See Lanai (a Hawaiian term for a balcony with a ceiling)....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The condo association provides a large poolside table and 6 chairs if you want to eat closer to the ocean than our lanai table....moreless

              • Golf:

                See link on Activities page of owner's website....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                The lanai is where you'll probably hang out. The large glass-top table can comfortably seat everyone. What a GREAT VIEW!!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Nicely manicured grass and many tropical flowers. Orchids growing in coconut husks affixed to some of the palm trees....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Several grills, two of them gas....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Check to see what we provide before you rent or buy any beach gear. Surf moc's, boogie boards, foam noodles, snorkles, fins, etc., in guest closet....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Heated in cool weather. Has small waterfall on one side. Combo for gate lock provided in condo guidelines sent to renters....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall '14
                  Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay
                  $185
                  Early Dec. '14
                  Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                  6 night min stay
                  $210
                  Late Dec. '14
                  Dec 15 - Dec 29, 2014
                  14 night min stay
                  $265
                  Jan. '15
                  Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $265
                  Feb. '15
                  Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  14 night min stay
                  $265
                  March '15
                  Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $265
                  April '15
                  Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $240
                  May '15
                  May 1 - May 31, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $190
                  Summer '15
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $215
                  Fall '15
                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $190

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $110
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  Arrival time is 2pm or later. Check out time is 10am. Extensions up to two addtl. hrs. may be available upon request at least a week before arrival. For late departure flights, we recommend booking an additional half day (leaving the condo any time prior to 10pm). The additional cost would be half of the daily rate plus tax.

                  Please note posted minimum length of stay before inquiring about rental.


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                  Location

                  Many people enjoy taking a daily stroll along the shoreline of Maalaea Bay. The sandy beach begins at our condo complex and extends all the way to Kihei (approx. 5 miles).

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About the owner: Aloha. We are Mort and Sue, retired teachers who live near Chicago. Although we aren't able to come to Maui as often as we would like, every trip is filled with as much excitement as the cruise that introduced us to this marvelous island. Whenever we come to Mort's Port, we spend at least 50% of our time working to improve our home-away-from-home. We strive to make our unit feel as comfortable and look as appealing (in an island kind of way) as we possibly can.

                  Why the Owner Chose Maalaea:
                  This centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay is relatively quiet, unlike many rental resorts in nearby towns that have constant traffic whizzing by. We like the building being all-concrete construction and the sandy beach being walkable for 5 miles to the east. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Ours is one of the 12 oceanview units that face straight out to the water. Since these units have more lanai space, we are able to provide a spacious table that can accommodate all guests out on the lanai with nobody having their back to the ocean. Our unit is one of the few to have installed an overhead lanai light for a low lumen option to lighting candles.


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                  Photos

                  • On the beach looking west towards the harbor (midday).

                    On the beach looking west towards the harbor (midday).

                  • You'll treasure this view of the pool, the bay and Haleakala from your lanai.

                    You'll treasure this view of the pool, the bay and Haleakala from your lanai.

                  • There are reclining loungers each side of the table (visible in other photos).

                    There are reclining loungers each side of the table (visible in other photos).

                  • Reflection shows the recliner lounger where you can see ocean as well as TV.

                    Reflection shows the recliner lounger where you can see ocean as well as TV.

                  • Pass-through designed to allow folks in the kitchen to gaze out to the ocean.

                    Pass-through designed to allow folks in the kitchen to gaze out to the ocean.

                  • Kingsize Simmons Beautyrest (so comfy that past renters ask us to identify).

                    Kingsize Simmons Beautyrest (so comfy that past renters ask us to identify).

                  • Flat screen TV atop new chest of drawers in the MBR.  Watercolors by Sue.

                    Flat screen TV atop new chest of drawers in the MBR. Watercolors by Sue.

                  • Each bathroom has an upgraded vanity top--this one composite, the other granite.

                    Each bathroom has an upgraded vanity top--this one composite, the other granite.

                  • Twin beds in the guest bedroom.  Now with a smaller lamp and shade.

                    Twin beds in the guest bedroom. Now with a smaller lamp and shade.

                  • Usually Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming. When not, watch the surfers.

                    Usually Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming. When not, watch the surfers.

                  • Sue at the beginning of Sugar Beach, just in front of our condo building.

                    Sue at the beginning of Sugar Beach, just in front of our condo building.

                  • One of many orchids growing in coconut husk baskets on trees in the courtyard.

                    One of many orchids growing in coconut husk baskets on trees in the courtyard.

                  • On the beach looking east towards Haleakala (early morning).

                    On the beach looking east towards Haleakala (early morning).

                  • Same view looking out from the living area (lamps and sofa fabric now updated).

                    Same view looking out from the living area (lamps and sofa fabric now updated).

                  • 42' TV, DVD player, portable phone and binoc's across from living area seating.

                    42' TV, DVD player, portable phone and binoc's across from living area seating.

                  • The dining chairs are on coasters, so you can roll back easily after a meal.

                    The dining chairs are on coasters, so you can roll back easily after a meal.

                  • Kitchen upgrades include new maple cabinets, puck lighting, and appliances.

                    Kitchen upgrades include new maple cabinets, puck lighting, and appliances.

                  • View from the MBR window.  (Compare to what you see when you wake at home!)

                    View from the MBR window. (Compare to what you see when you wake at home!)

                  • Custom designed stone tile shower in the master bathroom has pivot-style door.

                    Custom designed stone tile shower in the master bathroom has pivot-style door.

                  • Custom walk-in shower in guest bath has plate glass half-wall and pebble floor.

                    Custom walk-in shower in guest bath has plate glass half-wall and pebble floor.

                  • Twin beds can be conjoined as a king upon request.  View of the West Maui Mts.

                    Twin beds can be conjoined as a king upon request. View of the West Maui Mts.

                  • Railing is along the 8 stone steps that go down from the courtyard to the beach.

                    Railing is along the 8 stone steps that go down from the courtyard to the beach.

                  • Picture yourself waving from the lanai, shorts dampened from wading in the surf.

                    Picture yourself waving from the lanai, shorts dampened from wading in the surf.

                  • A bird of paradise growing in paradise (by the gate around the pool).

                    A bird of paradise growing in paradise (by the gate around the pool).

                  VRBO #2045

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                  $185 - $265 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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