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

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  • Minimum stay:6-14 nights
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Property 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.

We welcome inquiries at any time, but only commit to a reservation one year or less prior to arrival date. The minimum rental generally is 7 nights (an exception being 6 nights in May). The requirement in high season is 14 nights, although there are currently two openings where we will accept less than that (13 nights starting Dec. 29, and 10 nights starting Mar. 19),

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 get onboard a board. 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 Mort's Port.

What you see when you walk in the front door (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 (U.S. and Canada), IN-UNIT SAFE, SNORKELING EQUIPMENT, BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS and UMBRELLAS, 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 more comfortable and fun to move around on than the average dining chair.

Completed in 2013: Bathroom remodeling including two CUSTOM-BUILT STONE TILE SHOWERS (one a walk-in), and new vanity tops (one granite, one composite).

Completed in 2014: NEW MAPLE CABINETS and PUCK LIGHTING 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).

Nothing new in 2015, Mort and Sue? Just some sheets, towels, bed coverlets, and small appliances--so far.

Anyway, most likely it's not what's inside that you're going to remember for a long time after getting back to real life. It's more likely going to be the incredible views from the lanai and the strolls you took 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]

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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

  • Children Welcome:

    We don't consider our unit to be child-proofed for very young children. Please let Sue know if you have children less than age 5, so she can discuss some concerns with you....moreless

  • 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 beds in the guest BR can be made into a King if stipulated prior to arrival ($20 gratuity requested). We ask that guests not 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, bamboo cutting boards, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, coolers, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, twin-size air bed, 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 older PG-13 comedies...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • 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
  • Paragliding
  • 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, also 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. There's also a grinder if you want to buy coffee beans instead of grounds....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
Summer '15
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay
$215
Fall '15
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay
$190
Early Dec. '15
Dec 1 - Dec 14, 2015
7 night min stay
$215
Late Dec. '15
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2015
14 night min stay
$270
1st Quarter '16
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
14 night min stay
$270
April '16
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay
$240
May '16
May 1 - May 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$190
Summer '16
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$215

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $120
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Arrival time is 2pm or later. Check out is 10am. An extension to noon might be available upon request at least a week in advance. For late departure flights, we recommend booking an additional half day at 50% of the daily rate plus tax.

We authorize full refund of money paid minus $50 admin. fee for cancellations prior to 60 days in advance of start date (120 days for Late Dec. and 1st Quarter rentals). Otherwise, refund is subject to recapture of income through new rental agreement.

The sofa is not a sleeper sofa, so the maximum number of people who should be staying in the unit at the published rental rate is four. A fifth person (suggested that it be a child over age 5 or a very agile adult) may stay in the unit, sleeping on a twin-size airbed, for an additional rent of 10% of the published rate per night plus tax. There should never be six people staying in the unit.

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


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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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 east all the way to Kihei (approx. 4 miles). The 7 condo buildings to our west are not on a sandy beach, but there is a sidewalk by the road that people staying in those condos can take get to a starting point for their shoreline walking. Most of the time Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and boogie- or paddle--boarding.

 

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 miles to the east. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops. And in the winter months, we have a great vantage point for seeing whales frolicking in the bay.

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 east towards Haleakala (early morning).

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

  • 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.

  • One of the comfy loungers is pictured with an awesome backdrop.

    One of the comfy loungers is pictured with an awesome backdrop.

  • Reflection shows the 2nd recliner lounger where you can see ocean as well as TV.

    Reflection shows the 2nd 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 on new chest of drawers in the MBR.  Dresser & nightstands match.

    Flat screen TV on new chest of drawers in the MBR. Dresser & nightstands match.

  • 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 (window faces West Maui Mountains).

    Twin beds in the guest bedroom (window faces West Maui Mountains).

  • 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 west towards the harbor. (midday).

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

  • Two comfy recliner loungers are on either side of the coffee table.

    Two comfy recliner loungers are on either side of the coffee table.

  • 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.

  • Twins can be made into a king upon request. A $20 gratuity is requested for this.

    Twins can be made into a king upon request. A $20 gratuity is requested for this.

  • 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).

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  • Calendar last updated 06/24/2015
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