Mana Kai Maui Beachfront - Spectacular Panoramic Top Floor Unobstructed View
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Mana Kai condo description
Top Floor Mana Kai Maui Beachfront Condo. Highly upgraded, artist decorated condo. Free High Speed Internet. Breathtaking, above the palm trees, panoramic ocean views out to the islands, down entire Coastline and up to Haleakala Volcano! Amazing Whale-watching from our lanai! Mana Kai Maui sits out on a point at the northern end of Keawakapu beach. Keawakapu is consistently rated as one of the best beaches on Maui, and with a few steps you can feel its sand below your feet. You can stroll down a mile of this uncrowded Golden Sandy Beach, and experience the best Maui has to offer. The Mana Kai is written up in travel guides as the finest location with the best climate on all of Maui.
To see for yourself, do a google map satellite view of the Kihei coast. It won't allow you to hear the sound of waves that our condo provides, or sit out on our cradled from the wind top floor lanai, but that is only a click away. The Mana Kai Resort completed a 5 million dollar renovation to the entire complex in January of 2008, and those who pick our amazing location get exactly that. You do not add chance to the equation of where in the Mana Kai you find yourself. You have spent a lot of time and effort to get to Maui - make sure you treat yourself to the best you can find.
Here is what else comes with your experience. Lovely decor. Original art of Maui by artist-owner, new queen hideabed in living room. Totally remodeled and expanded kitchen. Fine top-rated Restaurant & Lounge on ground floor. Top of the Line Fine Deli open to 9 PM, travel desk, beauty parlor, Best snorkeling spot. Beautiful grounds, beautiful pool with waterfall, velvety lawn touching the beach. No more spectacular and romantic spot in the world than that of the Mana Kai Maui! It is truly a Paradise location, Heaven on Earth! The Mana Kai sits on the southern most part of Kihei, and actually relates more to Wailea in feel. What we do have over Wailea is proximity to the beach. Most of the places to stay in Wailea are up the hill, and, in at lot of cases, a long trudge to the water.
Our 2nd bedroom at the Mana Kai Maui(also designed to serve as a separate 'hotel unit' with its own entrance and total privacy) has a bar-height frig, microwave,high speed internet, small table with 2 chairs, air conditioning, mirrored closet doors, built-in cabinet for your coffeemaker, snacks, etc. It is newly remodeled with a beautiful picture window ocean view looking up the coastline towards Lahaina. Both bedrooms have king beds, bath with tub and shower.
The Mana Kai Maui sits at right angles to the water's edge out on a point looking back on the entire coastline. One of the great advantages of the Mana Kai's setting is that our lanai (balcony) is in the lee of the wind. It is one of those seemingly small details that looms large in the vacationer's ultimate enjoyment. A lanai facing into the wind will be much less pleasurable or utilized. Walk down the glorious sandy beach to the newest and most spectacular hotels on Maui. Close to shopping, markets (within a mile) golf, tennis, and all the conveniences you want when you come to Maui. Your vacation at the Mana Kai Maui will be memorable for a lifetime! Staying in our private top floor condo will assure that! Aloha!
Keywords: Beachfront Condominium
- 765 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Queen hideabed in living room
- On floor 8
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Pool, Linens, beach towels provided, Spectacular top floor view - on 2 miles of uncrowded sandy beach, New glass top stove, new frig, new drapes, new dining room set, Owners take pride in constantly updating the condo, In the one bedroom unit, sliding shoji screen separate the living room and master bedroom, Usually left open during the day to maximize the panoramic view. New gas barbecues on the grounds. A popular and welcome addition....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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Guest comment entered by owner
Our family had a wonderful time in unit 809 (top floor) at the Mana Kai Maui. We had the top floor view which is breathtaking. Another really nice thing was that we also had an ocean view from the 2nd bedroom and you have to be on the top floor to get that. The owners provided everything including high speed internet, 2 flat screen televisions and their remodeled kitchen had much more counter space than most all the other units. The master bed was incredible. Most comfortable bed we have ever slept on...all memory foam. Plus the Mana Kai surely has the most spectacular beachfront location anywhere on Maui. Around 2 miles of uncrowded gorgeous beach and the amenities at the Mana Kai were great. The beachfront restaurant was wonderful and we enjoyed Happy Hour with half price drinks and pu pu's at the bar. They also had a Shushi bar which we really enjoyed. There was a travel desk which was convenient for a couple of tours we chose. One of the real conveniences was the beautiful Deli which was open until 9:00 PM. A country store was also part of it and that was very handy. We surely would recommend this 809 unit and the helpfulness of the owners who thought of everything for us.
- Guest Don and Geri
- Date of stay 01/05/10
- Review Submitted 05/16/10
Hello Marilyn and Ken: Just a note to let you know everything went well at the Mana Kai. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived and the weather was great! We really enjoyed our stay. Our in-laws were very comfortable in the first room and had all the privacy they needed. They commented on beautiful linens and how comfortable the beds were. We appreciated the well-equipped and nicely decorated home. The staff at the Mana Kai were very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much for letting us use your home. We were impressed with the beautiful art as well!! thanks again
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/26/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children.
Wonderful place to stay!
Wonderful place to stay!
We spent two nights in #809 before moving on to our time share in Kahana. We had always wanted to try out the Kihei area and found this the perfect spot. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Marilyn and Ken were very quick to respond to any questions we had and gave us plenty of information to prepare us for our stay. The grounds are beautifully kept up. The on site restaurant is very nice with happy hour going all evening the first night we were there. There's on site yoga classes, a little store with just about everything from food to clothes to liquor and sand toys. The beach in front is beautiful and the snorkeling must have been good as a lot of people were out there. We would definitely stay again!
- Guest Debbie M.
- Date of stay 11/14/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Owner response: Thank you for your very nice review. In May of this year, we did a lot of upgrades, beautiful bedding, all new lanai furniture, new lined drapes, very comfortable new living room chair. We try every year to further upgrade our condo. It will always be a "painting in progress" being right on the beach with salt air, etc. We have more plans for next year. My artwork decorates the walls and we'll be looking at more ways to make our guests very comfortable and happy.
Can't imagine a better view!
Can't imagine a better view!
My husband and I were planning to visit Maui for the first time. We checked out VRBO and found unit 809 at the Mana Kai Maui. We emailed the owners, Marilyn and Ken and they got back to us immediately with all the information we needed. They were so helpful and friendly. We found out a few days later that relatives of ours had actually stayed in the very same unit several times and had only good things to say. So we booked. This condo was on the top floor and had the most amazing view. That alone made our trip memorable. So many mornings I got up early just to sit on the lanai and watch the sun come up and the waves crashing on the black lava rock below. The view is just unbelievable, breathtaking, amazing…..you have to see it for yourself. Pictures just don’t do it. The condo itself was perfect. All the comforts of home and everything we needed, including small coolers to take our snacks and drinks on our outings. Great king sized bed where we got a great breeze every night through the floor to ceiling screen doors. My husband loved the leather chair and ottoman the few times we relaxed INDOORS. We cooked breakfast almost every morning and enjoyed it outside on the lanai. What a way to start the day. A morning walk on the beach every day quickly became part of our routine. Never have we seen such a clean beach, no litter, only footprints and not crowded at all. Also the Mana Kai has a fantastic location, right on the beach where you can sleep at night with the soothing sound of the waves crashing below. We rented kayaks one day right on the grounds and planned all our activities for the week with the very help of the travel kiosk. The people there were very pleasant and full of helpful tips. We booked a luau that was just up the beach at the Marriott and our Road to Hana tour and we got a map and some great tips on driving to the Haleakala crater ourselves to see the sunrise. Very convenient and the people so helpful. We ate at the 5 Palms open air restaurant for lunch one day and even got sandwiches at the deli another and sat on the lounge chairs by the beach to enjoy them. I was able to pick up a few post cards and stamps at the deli too which was a real convenience. Just a couple blocks from the main road made checking out the rest of the island very easy. And only a very short drive down the road to some really good restaurants and shopping rounded out the trip. The condo, the location, the amenities…….all wonderful.
- Guest Cindy (St. Louis, MO)
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Went to Maui for family vacation, wedding and birthday celebration. Rented this condo as a gift for the bride and groom. Checked in and there were ants piled up near the lanai sliding glass doors. We contacted owner via email and he was prompt and scheduled cleaning for the very next day but we cleaned ourselves. Floor was dirty. Bathroom sink clogged. Not sure if the housekeeper failed to sweep floor but we had too. In any event after the ant incident the rest of the stay for the newlyweds was fine. The condo is not upgraded in comparison to the other two units we had but we were able to comfortably get ready for the wedding, had hair and makeup stylist come to the condo. The view is amazing...so if you don't care about stainless steel appliances, Tommy Bahama furniture and sheets, and are ok with maybe sweeping up an ant or two this is a good value.
- Guest wendy (United States)
- Date of stay 10/10/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback. This is the first time in a long time we've had a complaint about the cleaning but surely we will check on it. They are known to be one of the best available. The issue of the flying ants coming in through open screens from the patio we are told was a rare happening at the Mana Kai but occurred right at that time. It's the first we have ever heard about it. I'm glad the staff explained and took care of the situation pronto. As far as upgrades go, we are doing upgrades every year and remodeled the entire kitchen (with expanded counter space) 3 years ago. Our beds are top of the line with memory foam mattresses. We do our best and will continue to do our best. Our vacationers return year after year.
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Apr 7 - Dec 16, 2014
3 night min stay
Dec 17 - Apr 7, 2015
3 night min stay
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- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Kahului at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: On our beachfront premises- Restaurant & Bar at Mana Kai
Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: This is a family business with Ken and Marilyn Erickson as the owners and our daughter and son in law, Kenlyn and Greg Stewart are operating the vacation rentals. They live in Knoxville Tennessee and Ken and I are in Sedona Arizona.
Why the Owner Chose Mana Kai:
We discovered one of the most beautiful ocean front locations in the world. We were dazzled and are still amazed to this day. It is a top beachfront location on all of Maui and starts the 2 miles of pristine, uncrowded swimming, snorkeling beach that goes all across Wailea. The climate is the best on the island...less humid than other locations. It's ieal and that's why we chose this beautiful spot in Paradise.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The stunning panoramic views, the miles of gorgeous sandy beach, the Mana Kai Resort complete with gourmet waterfront restaurant, lounge, Sushi Bar, Happy Hour plus a wonderful upscale Deli and country store. There also is a beauty parlor. The lobby area has a travel desk for all the Maui tours. The beautiful pool and waterfall are surrounded by tiki torches at night. Very romantic lovely atmosphere.
- Primary: +1 865-579-5181 Eastern time
- Secondary: +1 (928) 301-2217 (Cell) Arizona Mountain Time
Mana Kai Maui ON the SAND- Snorkeling, Inspiring Beach Walks!
2nd Bedroom (or Private Hotel Unit) Cal King Bed, Air conditoning
2nd Bedroom View (or separate hotel unit)
Walk South from the Mana Kai Maui
Ocean Front Mana Kai Restaurant, Inspiring views!
Convenient Deli on ground floor. Excellent food and choices.
looking South from the Mana Kai. Miles of pristine beachfront.
Ocean front pool adjacent to our Gourmet Restaurant & Lounge
2bd bedroom Cal King Bed - Can also be Private Hotel Unit.
2nd Bd (or Private Hotel Unit)-Flat Screen TV, Microwave, Bar Height Frig
Mana Kai Maui Resort Entry
Sunset from the Lanai
Gourmet Restaurant on ground floor.
Bar, Lounge, Sushi Bar, complete with the sound of the waves!
Mana Kai Maui ON the sand!
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