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June/July Sale! Romantic, 5 Star Luxury, 25' from the Ocean!

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Champagne, palm trees, the ocean, and the sun setting.

Champagne, palm trees, the ocean, and the sun setting. The grassy area and ocean in front of the condo The warm sun at the end of the day Newly remodeled kitchen Newly remodeled bathroom Sunset dining on the Lanai Relax... read, write in a journal, take a nap... The beautiful, new shower of slate, river rock, and quartzite. Sunset over Molokai Breakfast in Bed! The kitchen TV? Yeah, sure... but better to play guitar on the lanai or watch whales. The secret beach One of the two pools

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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Honokowai condo description

During June/July stay for only $119/nt! (For stays 7 or more nights, shorter stays are $129/nt)

* The construction mentioned in one of the reviews was finished in January and things are back to normal.

The beautiful pacific ocean is 25 ft away from your lanai! Listen to the waves and see the stunning views of Lanai and Molokai. During whale season, you can see whales all day long. The condo itself is designed as something I would expect from an upscale Maui resort. So it's very well appointed and very comfortable. A vacation condo should feel like home and somewhere you look forward to returning to.

I've put a lot of work into the place and care a lot about the condo and your experience in it. You can see that reflected in the reviews! :-)

Check out the beautiful, new shower! Finally got around to remodeling the shower and it came out amazing. All slate, river rock, and quartzite. There's also an Alsons shower head that provides a 'rain' effect or more traditional water flow. I'm stoked about it and you will be too. :-)

I keep my calendar updated. If it says condo is available, it is. I know it's frustrating when you see an available condo and it's just due to folks not updating their calendars.

Key Amenities: A/C, new high-end mattress, 600 thread count linens, free reserved parking, wired/wireless internet, flat screen TV, remodeled kitchen, newly remodeled shower, and lots of small amenities like a hair dryer in the bathroom and juicer in the kitchen.

Check out the Google Map below with some great recommendations for eating and activities. See the video for the view off of the lanai.

My name is Jim Tierney and I recently purchased this condo to live in 3 months of the year. I recently finished remodeling it and it came out beautifully. Since I'll be living in it, the remodel was necessary to make it someplace I'd want to stay. So this is not a normal rental unit where everything was done on the cheap! I love the Westin and their Heavenly Bed, so that was my target in creating the space (minus all the noise and timeshare sales pitches :-).

I figure there's two things people want from a Maui vacation... 1) to see and hear the ocean from their lanai and 2) to get some sleep. :-) As for the ocean, the condo is 25 feet away from the ocean so you can sit on the lanai and watch the waves crash into the sea wall or the sun set over the wide pacific and disappear behind Molokai. When it comes to sleeping I'm pretty particular about the mattress I sleep on, so it was important to find a good mattress that rivaled what I expect from the Westin. It's wrapped up in designer bedding and 600 thread count sheets. It's amazingly comfortable and I think you'll find it's wonderful to listen to the waves as you drift off to sleep.

It's a wonderful, luxurious space that will give you everything you want from a Maui vacation. I look forward to having you experience it for yourself.

If you're into cooking, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. You have all the cookware necessary for a complete meal and then some. The dishes, glassware, and tableware are all beautiful and will make having dinner on the lanai at sunset feel like a 5 star restaurant. You are also a couple minutes away from a market that specializes in local and organic foods, if you're looking for fresh ingredients.

There's also a brand new air conditioner, which is not common in vacation rentals.

Of course, there's the usual stuff, 32' flatscreen TV with DVD and cable, high speed internet with WiFi, speakers to plug an iPod into, hair dryer, small library of DVDs, and even a desk to write postcards on or check email (not that you'd be doing that on your vacation). There's also stuff like beach chairs, a boogie board, snorkel equipment, and beach towels. The couch becomes a queen sized, simmons sofa bed to accomodate kids or another adult. This IS a sofa bed. It's a nice one, but like all sofa beds it's not the paragon of comfort, especially for adults.

There are two pools. However, this is a residential condo complex (meaning folks live here year round) so the pools aren't resort quality. There's no waterslides, bars, spa, lifeguards, or attendants handing you towels. They are nice, clean pools, but more modest than you'd find in a resort. Of course, the condo has pool/beach towels for your use and it's easy enough to mix up your own drinks in the blender. :-) There's also a couple day spas a short distance away.

The unit is adjacent to a sandy beach which is great for swimming and snorkeling or just laying out. There's a grassy area directly in front with a gas BBQ, tables, and chaise lounges. You're one block from restaurants and shopping. It's an excellent central location to go north to Kapalua or south to Kaanapali, Lahaina town and the Lahaina Harbor.


The condo is non-smoking and is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs.



Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

Property Type

  • 400 sq. ft.
  • On floor 2
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) A high-end mattress that is better than the Westin's Heavenly Bed. We use 600 thead count sheets and designer bedding. The sofa can be used for 1 adult or children. It was the best sofa bed I could find on island, but some adults find it lacking. Please inquire if you have concerns....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Recently remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, beautiful wood cabinets, designer plates/tableware, and plenty of good cooking equipment....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            I would have nothing but bad reviews if I didn't have a coffee maker. ;-)...moreless

          • Dining:

            The dining area is the table on the lanai. Ocean front dining!...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            There is a reserved spot in our parking lot, however it is not covered....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            includes reserved parking spot...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            shared...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            shared...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Speakers with an audio connector for your mp3 player....moreless

          • Video Library:

            A good selection of about 25 movies....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet
          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                There are two pools for the complex....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                These are available to rent from the condo managers....moreless

              • Tennis
              • Water Sports Gear
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Beach View
              • Beachfront

              Activities

              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Golf
              • Surfing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Parasailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Shelling
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Luaus
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives

              Other Activities

                  • Not all activities are located on site but are within a 15 minute drive from the unit....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Wonderful Vacation!

                    Wonderful Vacation!

                    • Guest Julie S. (Seattle, WA)
                    • Date of stay 03/29/14
                    • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                    We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. This was our first experience with a VRBO, and it was fantastic. Would definitely stay here again. The condo looks exactly like the pictures here on the website. The view was absolutely gorgeous, and I spent HOURS out on the lanai with binoculars looking at the whales. The humpback calves were certainly active and "put on a show" while we were there. We brought sushi back to the room and ate dinner on the lanai many of the nights we were there. Maui Brewing Company is an easy walk, and we enjoyed a few nights there as well. We spent most of our time on the beaches that were within 10 mins drive of the condo, and found the snorkeling at Black Rock to be our favorite of the beaches (we got to snorkel very near sea turtles both days we were at this location). Just a wonderful vacation, highly recommend staying here!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                  • Relaxing and comfortable

                    Relaxing and comfortable

                    • Guest Bryce D.
                    • Date of stay 12/20/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/28/13
                    Great place, very clean, exactly like the pictures show. Amazing view. Comfortable bed, great sleeps. Nice shower with ample towels, kitchen has everything you need. 20 feet from ocean, nice beaches outside your door. Some of the best snorkelling on maui just a 2 mile drive away. Amazing food in Lahaina is a quick drive, there are also many places within walking distance. I will be recommending this place to others.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Bryce, Thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to keep the high standard we set for ourselves in the description and that folks have praised in past reviews. I'm very glad we met your expectations! Hope to see you back soon. Mahalo, Jim

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                  • Sleeping by the sounds of the Ocean Waves... Priceless!!

                    Sleeping by the sounds of the Ocean Waves... Priceless!!

                    • Guest Felix and Vaun (St. Petersburg, FL, USA)
                    • Date of stay 11/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/17/13
                    Amazing stay! The place we strived to find that is far enough away from the touristy area & close enough to do anything in Maui within a short drive. We found ourselves wanting to get back "home" to the turtles that feed on the rocks & watch sunset from our balcony or sea wall. I love to cook; the kitchen is well equipped. I made most of our own meals buying local, grilling next to the ocean & appetizers on the balcony watching the world go 'round & 'round. We found the Times grocery less $ than Safeway & in the same shopping center as Java Jazz; more variety & far less $ on beer prices. Java Jazz is a great place w/live music at night. Dollies is within walking distance; happy locals, $3 draft beer/ $5 Happy Hour menu. Internet worked perfect; we were able to stream Miami Dolphin games while we watched others on the TV; the only time the TV was on. We spent days exploring Maui’s beautiful beaches, snorkeled, surfed. We got up too early & on The Road to Hana before daybreak (packed to spend the night). It worked out the best; we caught an amazing sunrise, avoided the traffic coming up later in the day, we hit what we missed on the way down. In Paia we ate at Flatbreads for clay baked pizza & were home in time to see another amazing sunset. Rented a long-board from Maui Mike's; family run. They have the best Shaved Ice; do it like the locals w/a scoop of homemade ice cream at the bottom. Folks at the complex were friendly, a nice woman let us follow her to an amazing place to snorkel where "beach access" seems unattainable; it's hidden a bit by a resort entrance. A food truck across from the Sands complex serves up delicious Mahi-Mahi in the evenings; people line up for her. We brought it back to our place so we could eat by the sounds of the ocean. If you plan on cooking I would recommend you put a roll of non-stick aluminum foil in your suitcase; I also brought aged cheese, far less expensive than buying in Maui. There's local outdoor produce stand across from Maui Coffee Company; try the Maui onions they are delicious! Maui Chips are awesome! Not Maui Style Chips, the real Maui Chips are made in Maui & what a difference! We couldn't have picked a better place! My advice: Don’t stress out over getting everything done by booking yourself up with tours; it’s all there & you have the chance to enjoy life at its fullest in a place that is well fit for a great enjoyable vacation. Thank you Jim for making your home our home; we’ll be back!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Felix, Thanks for the awesome review! It's practically a guidebook in and of itself. I may have to steal some of it for the guide I send out. Glad you had a fantastic stay and looking forward to having you back! Mahalo, Jim

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • PARADISE IN MAUI

                    PARADISE IN MAUI

                    • Guest ESTHER S. (SUNNYVALE, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                    WE REALLY LOVED THE CONDO, IT WAS PERFECT! WE WOULD WAKE UP TO BEAUTIFUL RAINBOWS EVERY MORNING. NO NEED TO TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONER .THE TEMPERATURE WAS JUST RIGHT. THE OCEAN WAS MUSIC TO OUR EARS.WE WERE VERY LUCKY TO STAY THERE. WE ARE TELLING ALL OUR FRIENDS ABOUT THIS GREAT CONDO.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • Lighthousekeepers

                    Lighthousekeepers

                    • Guest Brian and Mona (Newport Beach)
                    • Date of stay 07/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/13/13
                    Wonderful as described condo. Generally quiet with winds from the east, (backside of condo rather than off the ocean) Lawn crew which comes in at 06:00 am converses with each other and others up early, so sleeping in is difficult even with 07:00 curfew...otherwise the condo environment is otherwise quiet other-than when others check in late sometimes not so quiet. The condo was as described and very comfortable with Wi Fi connection ability. Lot's of turtles and the nearby beaches comfortable. Local restaurants and activities were convenient. The Big Dipper is just off of the deck each evening. Enjoy, just understand this is a many unit complex which may have some low level noise issues at times, most of the times not. Mahalo

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                  • Summer Fun happen in a peaceful setting

                    Summer Fun happen in a peaceful setting

                    • Guest Michael M (palm Springs Ca)
                    • Date of stay 07/12/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/21/13
                    This condo was perfect. I was looking for a place where I could enjoy a peaceful place to snorkel and enjoy the best that West Maui has to offer. This was the place. It Iis in a great location easy to find and within minutes to everthing I wanted to do. The condo is very clean well maintained. Great little kitchen and the bathroom exceptional. I truly enjoyed the nice community BBQ grill just outside the back patio where I had some great conversation with other tenant while wathing the green Sea Turtles feed at the waters edge. I will be back to this beautiful condo.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                  • loved it!

                    loved it!

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 07/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/15/13
                    This was everything promised, we had a wonderful stay. Loved sitting on the deck watching the sunset most nights and breakfast every morning. My boyfriend was a little bummed because he thought the owner was leaving his guitar but he got over it. It was well equipped with everything else we needed, the kitchen had just what we needed to prepare the food we bought at Costco and one of the Maui books there became our "bible." Best part besides the proximity to the water and spectacular view was that shower, it's beautiful and huge! We came in everyday after some fun adventure hot and sticky with sand everywhere and headed straight for it. Thanks we loved it!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                  • Great Stay!

                    Great Stay!

                    • Guest Jessie C.
                    • Date of stay 06/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/12/13
                    Great Place. Location was perfect. It was sooooo close to the beach! I loved not having all the resort feel and people all over the place. We could walk every night to a different restaurant. It is close enough to Lahaina that you don't feel like you are loading up for a day adventure. The shower is AMAZING!!!! That was our favorite part of the condo. Well stocked kitchen great air flow ( we never even turned on the air conditioner). Would be great if there was another set of beach towels because ours were never dry! I hated wadding them up and throwing them in the car when we wanted to go somewhere else. The bed was comfortable, but I didn't fall in love with it. A great location, comfortable stay, and WONDERFUL price!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                  • Beautiful location

                    Beautiful location

                    • Guest Jeremy (Peoria, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 06/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                    My new bride and I enjoyed staying here. It is in a beautiful setting and had everything we could have asked for during our honeymoon. From the quiet location, to the ocean being so close, and all the amenities provided by Jim and his property managers, Jack an Michael, we couldn't have been more pleased. They even bent over backwards to help me have a special treat waiting for my new bride last minute. I had tried contacting them earlier but didn't realize I was using an outdated number, when I finally wised up an contacted Jim it was last minute but he forwarded my request and Jack and Michael made it happen in record time. Seeing the pride they take in customer service set the stage for what turned into the most wonderful honeymoon we could ask for. I don't know how the condo looked before, but we can say the remodel Jim did is beautiful and the bed is extremely comfortable. Plenty of dishes, towels, etc provided so all we had to do was show up and have fun.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Glad you had a great time! Jack and Michael are rockstars and I'm lucky I found them to manage the place when I'm not there. But we do our best to make sure that all our guests have to do is show up and have fun. That's the best compliment. :-)

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Awesome Oceanfront Condo!

                    Awesome Oceanfront Condo!

                    • Guest Fred (Clovis,Ca)
                    • Date of stay 05/19/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/07/13
                    We checked in during the darkness so we knew the view would be nice,but the next morning we were blown away! Views of Moloki and Lani await. Sunset dinner and cocktails.....yes please! Bed was super comfy, and you wake up to a view of the ocean every morning. We went out for dinner most nights but we couldnt resist the temptaion of poke and coconut rice on the lanai a couple nights. Shower is big enough for two and nery nice. Weather was awesome, only needed the ac when we got ready to go out for dinner , never at night. We did the road to Hana, but stayed on a bungalow in Hana so we could take our time, best decision of the trip, even though we wasted one night at the condo. Use the power strips provided, we tripped a breaker with the iron and hairdryer combo, but I was not plugged into the strip. No biggie if you can walk ten feet and flip a switch. Mega turtle action on the seawall all day long. I grabbed my snorkle and got a few underwater shots. The was a small beach right there that was perfect for a quick dip(I hate swimming in a pool when the ocean is so close) We had an unforgettable honeymoon , and cant wait to return.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                  Nightly Rates .. From $129/night. Plus 13.4% Hawaii tax
                  Four night minimum
                  $300 Deposit due to confirm bookings
                  Forfeiture of $300 deposit if cancelled within 40 days of arrival
                  Entire rental fee forfeit if cancelled within 14 days.
                  Forfeited amounts will be returned if the unit is rebooked.
                  We accept Paypal, Visa, M/C, AMEX
                  $90 Cleaning fee added to all bookings
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 04/19/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: Hi, I'm Jim Tierney. I live most of the year in San Francisco and escape to Maui whenever I get tired of the foggy weather. I run a small software company and have the good fortune of being able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. Luckily that's the case with Maui, so whenever I get an urge for whale watching, diving, or laying in the sun it's no problem coming over. I love diving and the diving in Maui is spectacular, there are some really beautiful spots. I also have a passion for photography, particularly whales and outdoor scenes, so you'll see some of my work on the walls of the unit. I hope you'll check out my place. I put a lot of work into it making sure it was a livable space for when I'm there. So I think the standards I have for the condo is much higher than most rental units.

                  Why the Owner Chose Honokowai:
                  I bought this because I'll be there about 3 months of the year and I wanted something on the ocean. A friend of mine lives in the same building so I was very familiar with the property and all it offered (ok, so mostly it offered the ocean about 20 feet way :-). It's amazing to watch the sun set during the summer, see the whales during the winter, and listen to the waves all year long.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  A wonderful view (did I mention you're 25 feet from the ocean :-), a high-end, very comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and air conditioning.


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                  Photos

                  • Champagne, palm trees, the ocean, and the sun setting.

                    Champagne, palm trees, the ocean, and the sun setting.

                  • The warm sun at the end of the day

                    The warm sun at the end of the day

                  • Newly remodeled kitchen

                    Newly remodeled kitchen

                  • Sunset dining on the Lanai

                    Sunset dining on the Lanai

                  • The beautiful, new shower of slate, river rock, and quartzite.

                    The beautiful, new shower of slate, river rock, and quartzite.

                  • Breakfast in Bed!

                    Breakfast in Bed!

                  • TV? Yeah, sure... but better to play guitar on the lanai or watch whales.

                    TV? Yeah, sure... but better to play guitar on the lanai or watch whales.

                  • The secret beach

                    The secret beach

                  • The grassy area and ocean in front of the condo

                    The grassy area and ocean in front of the condo

                  • Newly remodeled bathroom

                    Newly remodeled bathroom

                  • Relax... read, write in a journal, take a nap...

                    Relax... read, write in a journal, take a nap...

                  • Sunset over Molokai

                    Sunset over Molokai

                  • The kitchen

                    The kitchen

                  • One of the two pools

                    One of the two pools

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