Kanai a Nalu 2BR/2BA Beachfront Complex from $145-$190/Night
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kana‘i A Nalu or 'Dad's Paradise' is a beautiful OCEANFRONT complex located on the four-mile stretch of Sugar Beach on Ma‘alaea Bay. Our condo is located on the second floor with gorgeous views from the lanai of the tropical gardens, the pool, the ocean, and the sunrise over Haleakala, the 'House of the Sun,' Maui’s largest dormant volcano. During the winter months, when the humpback whales are in the bay, the lanai may become your full-time residence.
The central tropical garden area has a solar-heated pool, large grassy area, and two Weber grills for all to enjoy! In the late afternoon, the barbeque area is the place to be!
Our condo is fully equipped with kitchenware, linens, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. We also have a nice collection of beach towels, snorkeling gear, boogie boards and sand mats for you to use on the beach.
The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a connecting bathroom, while the second bedroom has twin beds and a full bathroom in the adjacent hall. We also have a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room.
We have made some lovely improvements to the condo in recent years, with tile floors in the main living areas and kitchen, granite countertops in the kitchen and both bathrooms, and with HD TVs in the living/dining area and the master bedroom.
Each room has a ceiling fan to provide comfort.
Directly across the bay is the town of Kihei; towering above it is Haleakala, elev. 10,023. Sunrises over its summit can be seen from the lanai, and they are stunning!
Our condo is centrally located between Wailea and Lahaina, and is approximately 9 miles from the Kahului Airport.
***If you are a returning guest to our condo, be sure to ask about our discount.
Keywords: Condo, Oceanview, Beachfront Complex, Lanai, Tropical Gardens, Haleakala sunrise, Maalaea Bay, Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, Walking beach, Whale Watching, Harbor, Solar-heated Pool
- 4 story
- On floor 2
- 952 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Bedroom 2
- 2 twin/ single
- 1 queen
- Convertible bed
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Each bathroom has a hair dryer.
- Video Library
- Water Sports Gear:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Monument View:
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Rock Climbing
We are within walking distance of Buzz's Wharf, the award-winning Waterfront Restaurant, Porto Pizza, Maalaea General Store, the Maui Ocean Center, Ma‘alaea Harbor (many boat tours leave from here), and Maui Miniature Golf and Sports (two mini-golf courses, bumper boats, rock climbing, and an extreme trampoline.) On the way to Kihei is the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Preserve, which is very near our complex. From our condo, Kahului is a 15-minute drive north; Kihei is a 12-minute drive east; Lahaina is a 25-minute drive west....morecollapse
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What a great place to stay. My family and I really enjoyed our vacation in Maui. The place was very clean and well maintained. You could see the ocean from the balcony. My kids loved to swim in the pool and my wife loved that see could swim at the beach. It was nice to have a park, shops, and restuarants all within walking distance. Thankls so much you allowing us the pleasure to stay at your place and we will definitely be back!
- Guest Dean
- Date of stay 12/31/12
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are so happy that our condo was a great place for you and your family to make such nice memories. We too, love our location, which is near the Maui Ocean Center, the nicest restaurants, and the mini-golf park. We are so glad that your wife enjoyed being able to swim in the ocean that is a few steps from our property, and that the pool was popular with you and the kids. Thanks for the great review, and we would welcome you back to our home anytime!
Very Good Property
Very Good Property
My wife and I spent five fabulous days at this location. The location is ideal for exploring Maui, with convenient access to the major roads. The condo was clean, well kept and well stocked with all the amenities. (The commons areas were clean and nicely landscaped too.) The view of the ocean is slightly obscured by the trees in the courtyard, but that orientation provides a nice wind break on the lanai. The one caveat, which is not at all unique to this property, is that due to the geography, it is frequently windy in this part of Maui. Coming from Kansas, we're use to that and we felt right at home. Others might not feel that way. There was only one night of the five nights that the wind died down enough that we were able to hear the sound of the ocean as we went to sleep. This property is an easy recommendation for someone wanting a quiet and relaxing home away from home. And you can't beat the easy access to the beach. Communication was excellent with the owners and everything went smoothly/efficiently. It is an easy place to recommend, and would stay there again.
- Guest Paul&Linda
- Date of stay 01/28/12
- Review Submitted 02/07/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: We're so glad that you had a fabulous stay at the condo, and we’d love to have you come back again. The central location is nice for people who want to explore – and at the end of the day, the drive time home is shorter, and the car needs less gas, than if you had stayed at one end of the island or the other. Thanks for being such considerate guests and for letting us know about the plants obscuring the view. We have asked our terrific gardeners to trim them back, so that we can see the ocean more clearly again. You'll have to come back to enjoy the view!
Our new second home
Our new second home
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Kanai A Nalu. The condo is very comfortable and we didn't want to leave. The pictures on this website don't do it justice. We also discovered the Eskimo Candy Co., the malasadas, and the swap meet. All worth discovering yourself! And don't forget to check out the winery on Haleakala! Hopefully you will be able to visit during the whale watching season. You can actually see the whales from the lanai or take a ride on one of the whale watching boats. Looking forward to our next visit!
- Guest Cody
- Date of stay 03/15/11
- Review Submitted 01/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your great review, and so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our condo! There are so many fun things to do on Maui, and I have to say that attending the swap meet is one of our favorite activities too, so glad that you mentioned it.
Whale watching from the balcony!
Whale watching from the balcony!
Our 10 days in this condo were so relaxing. We slept on a very comfortable bed in the master bedroom.(It felt like home.) Whale watching on the balcony from very early in the morning was my husband's favorite thing. For me the view of the beautiful grounds and the ocean created such peace. I loved walking on the clean uncrowded beach just steps away from the property's grounds. --Also enjoyed being able to cook in a fully equipped kitchen. Paradise! Look forward to returning.
- Guest Di
- Date of stay 02/03/10
- Review Submitted 11/08/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your great review. We’re so happy that you were so comfortable and relaxed at our condo. Dad's goal has always been to provide "a home away from home" at his second home. While it is true that there are many things to do on the island, sometimes it is just the sitting and taking in the surroundings that provides the most pleasure. Thanks for reminding our future guests of all the possibilities!
We have had the opportunity to stay at this condo recently and several years ago. The upgrades that the owner has made are very nice and the condo is well equipped for a leisurely vacation. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property. It's convenient to great dining and sightseeing tours. You can practically walk to the Maui Ocean Center. We bought a week pass because it was so close and very educational and entertaining. We went on the BEST whale watching tour at the Pacific Whale Foundation, at the Ma'alaea Bay Harbor. It's located right next to the Maui Ocean Center and worth it to get up early and do their sunrise tour. We had whales all around us and even under the boat! But even if you just want to hang out on the lanai you will be able to see whales frolicking in the bay with their babies as you enjoy your morning coffee. We ate at several local eateries, the Eskimo Candy Co. is a favorite and trust me it's NOT candy! Just the most delicious fresh fish. You also should try a malasada, a type of Portuguese donut that is awesome. Well, I hope this info helps you make your vacation plans at the beautiful Kanai a Nalu, Mahalo!
- Guest Casade
- Date of stay 02/20/10
- Review Submitted 10/31/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words! We are so glad that you like the improvements that have been made. We hope to make more in the near future. We are so lucky to be situated near so many great attractions, and I’m sure that your food reviews will be appreciated by our future guests!
I have stayed at Kanai A Nalu every year. We all enjoy the features of the unit and particularly like the convience to all parts of the island. We enjoy sitting on the lanai and watch the mother whales teach their babies how it flip their flippers and to jump in the winter months. We also like to use the Pacific Whale Foundation for informative whale watch tours. It is also fun to go to the Swap Meet at the Community College in Kahului on Saturday morning, you can find many treasures and great produce and flowers there.
- Guest punkin
- Date of stay 10/16/87
- Review Submitted 10/23/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review of the condo and for all your support over the years! Your insider tips will be very helpful to all who stay at the condo, and/or on the island. It is truly a magical place!
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7 night min stay
May 15 - Sep 14
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Base rate $190 per/nght-9/15-5/14
Min. stay of 7 nights is req. during major holiday months, and a 5 nght min. remaining months.
"VRBO Quotable Rates" do not include 13.42% tax, security/damage deposit, or $100 cleaning fee*.
*Extra cleaning $ for longer stays.
Discounts on 30 nights or more, and 5% for repeat guests.
Occupancy 6 people or less only! No Pets or Smoking!
HI License # W01429566-01
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Kahului Airport (OOG) at 9.7 Miles
Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: This is the second year that my brother and I have helped Dad to manage his condo on Maui. Our dad is a retired veterinarian, and at one time in our lives we had 3 cats, 2 dogs, 4 tortoises, and a beehive in the backyard. We now have families of our own, which, of course, include our beloved pets! Our families live in Sacramento, Davis and Grass Valley, California.
Why the Owner Chose Maalaea:
One of the reasons that dad was drawn to Kana‘i a Nalu and the Ma‘alaea Village area was that it was on a dead-end street. He loved the quiet slow-paced atmosphere of the area, yet he also loved that he could walk to the harbor, to dinner or to the aquarium. The condo backs up to undeveloped sugar cane fields and faces the ocean, giving it a secluded feeling while still being close to Ma‘alaea Bay amenities. When the weather is blistering hot in Lahaina and Ka‘anapali, Ma‘alaea Bay’s consistent breezes keep the air comfortable. Also, if you want to explore the island, Kana‘i a Nalu's central location on the isthmus makes visiting other parts of Maui ideal.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
One of our favorite things to do while at Kana‘i a Nalu is to use the grill in the garden area. The welcoming atmosphere has allowed us to meet guests from all over the country and abroad too (there are often visitors from Alaska and Canada in the winter months). Another unique feature about Kana‘i a Nalu is the undeveloped four-mile stretch of Sugar Beach, which passes only sand dunes and a nature preserve before the resorts at Kihei. It makes for a relaxing sunrise walk in the early morning. Additionally, our fully equipped kitchen gives you the option to cook some of your meals at home, letting you save money for other island attractions. Maui has a Costco and numerous other grocery stores within a 15-minute drive.
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View from grassy area looking down the beach towards Kihei. Start walking!
The early morning view from our lanai - enjoy! Photo taken summer 2011.
Relax in the recliner near the window.
Tropical dining at its best!
Serene master bedroom.
New cabinet in the master bath.
Second bath in the front hall with granite countertops.
Fins and goggles ready for you to take to the beach!
View from the solar-heated pool looking towards our condo.
Free and easy parking!
Looking down towards the harbor. The water is about 70 degrees year-round!
Our beautiful lanai overlooking the gardens, pool and ocean.
Filled with books, games, audio tours and of course, the TV.
Fully equipped kitchen with beautiful granite countertops.
Adjoining master bath.
Unpack and relax!
Beach towels are ready to go!
A sparkling pool, and orchids growing on the trees.
Two Weber grills near the pool!
Our beautiful complex---from the whale's view!
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