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Description of Condo We purchased this condo in 2012 and are offering it for rent. Our beautifully redecorated one bedroom/one bath oceanfront condominium is at Maalaea Kai in beautiful Maalaea Maui. The entire condo is air conditioned! Our unit differs from most condominiums in Maui in that the building is on a cul-de-sac so there is little vehicular traffic. Also, unlike most condos, you can hear the ocean from the bedroom as well as the living room. Because we are a corner unit, our bedroom has windows on two walls and one of them faces the ocean! We are also unique in that our plush bed and bedding are of the highest quality we could buy. You will think you're staying at a 5 Star hotel!
Living Room Being a corner unit, there is a side window, in addition to the sliding glass door, that gives you more light and airflow. The living room has new carpeting, a sleeper sofa, which sleeps two, and a love seat. (Knowing that sleeper sofas aren't as comfortable as a regular bed, we have a pillow top to put on top of the mattress so its nice and comfy.) There is a dining table with four chairs. Our entertainment system includes a 40' flat screen TV, a DVD player, and a CD player. We have a large selection of movies on DVD. We have free wifi and free long distance to the U.S. mainland and Canada.
Bedroom Our bedroom has new carpeting, new drapes, and a king-size bed (two extra-long twins connected together in a king-size frame so you won't feel your companion moving in the middle of the night). We are very particular about the bed we sleep in and our comfort is as important to us as it is to you. Our mattresses are Simmons Beautyrest Euro Plush Pillowtops. You will love them! The sheets are 600 thread count from the Hotel Collection and the four king pillows are 100% down. We bought the best pillows we could find! (We also have non-down pillows in case you are allergic.) The duvet is beautifully done by Calvin Klein. You will be in total comfort while falling asleep to the blissful sound of the ocean!
Kitchen Our kitchen has a new stove/cook-top and is fully stocked with everything you could want, including beautiful Hawaiian china, wine glasses, a blender, a toaster, a microwave, an oven, a refrigerator, and all the pots and pans you would need.
Bathroom The bathroom has a nice tub/shower combination. We put in a new mosaic tile floor and a beautiful new vanity and matching mirror.
Other Ammenities include: *Beach chairs *Beach towels *Boogie boards *Floatation aids for children *Two adult and two child snorkeling sets *Beach umbrella *Picnic cooler *Hairdryer *Iron and ironing board
King size beds (1) Our king bed is two twin, extra-long mattresses put together so you won't feel your companion moving in the middle of the night. Our mattresses are Simmons Beauty Rest Plush Euro Pillow Tops. They are unbelievably comfortable! Our four king pillows are 100% down and were the best quality pillows we could buy. Comfortable bedding is as important to us as it is to you!
Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1) We have a pillow top to add to the sleeper sofa so you will get an extremely comfortable night's sleep....moreless
Low Season 1 Apr 9 - Nov 17, 2015 3 night min stay
Low Season 2 Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2015 3 night min stay
High Season Dec 15 - Apr 8, 2016 3 night min stay
Low Season 1 - 2016 Apr 9 - Nov 17, 2016 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is $145. Check-in is at 2pm, Check-out is 11am.
We have a minimum stay of 3 nights. Because we get many requests for stays of a month or longer during high season, we generally don't accept reservations of less than a week unless it fills in a gap between two other reservations from December 15th to April 8th.
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Centrally located, Maalaea is conveniently located and is literally minutes from Kihei, Wailea, Kahului, Wailuku, Lahaina, and Kaanapali.
We are just:
*8.5 miles (18 mins) from Kahului Airport;
*6 miles (15 mins) to Kihei;
*14 miles (25 mins) to Wailea;
*15 miles (23 mins) to Lahaina.
Maalaea Kai has a reef; there is no beach. But the longest walking beach in all of Hawaii (more than four miles!) is just four buildings down from our building so it's just literally steps away. You can walk along the ocean on the grass most of the way to get to the beach.
Fun in the Ocean/Activities:
Maalaea Harbor is a short walk and offers many exciting activities including:
*Snorkeling excursions of Molokini Island;
*Whale watching cruises during whale season;
Restaurants, Shops, & Miniature Golf:
Maalaea Harbor Village Shops is also a short walk and offers excellent restaurants a wonderful general store and latte cafe and shops. There is also a miniture golf course within a short walk.
The Maui Ocean Center:
The Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea provides an up close view of Hawaiian marine life without getting wet!
Pacific Whale Foundation:
Located in Maalaea, the Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the whales from extinction. They provide top quality cruises.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: We, Danny and Frederick, live in Snohomish WA and own a spa called The Gated Sanctuary, Centre for Healing. The spa specializes in therapeutic massage and hydrotherapy.
Danny lived on Maui in 1991 and had always wanted to return. We both share the same love and respect for Hawaii, its people and their culture. We have a special love for Maui in particular.
Living in the quiet countryside of Snohomish County in WA, we wanted to find a special place in Maui that was equally quiet and oceanfront. We looked all over South Maui and fell in love with Maalaea. Most condos in South Maui are off of busy streets and you can hear a lot of road noise from the bedrooms, which are typically off of the street. Maalaea is different in that the condominiums are all along a quiet cul-de-sac.
We also like Maalaea because, being in the 'valley' portion of Maui, it has a bit more wind than other parts. This keeps the area cooler than many other parts of the island.
The other wonderful thing about Maalaea is its location. It is literally minutes away from most anywhere you would want to go in Maui.
Why Maalaea: When we first walked on the property of Maalaea Kai we immediately noticed the attention to detail in how the grounds and the building are maintained. It's immaculate! Before buying this condo we looked at many, many properties all over Kihei and Maalaea. This one really stood out to us in that it's impeccably kept.
We also fell in love with the fact that the building is on a cul-de-sac so there is little vehicular traffic. Most condos are on busy streets so there is a lot of road noise. This isn't the case here.
And finally, we loved the fact that our unit has windows on two walls in the bedroom and one of them faces the ocean. It's rare to be able to hear the ocean from your bedroom. Most condos have the bedrooms facing the street so you hear a lot of road noise if you open the window. In our unit you hear the blissful sound of the ocean!