"It is always difficult to start a review...so many good things to say. This property, by far, is the nicest, cleanest and most well kept of any on the Maalaea condo strip. The property is older, probably from the early 70s, but the exterior has a reasonably new coat of paint, the pool is perfect (and bath water warm), and has an elevator making each floor accessible. The parking space for the unit is...well, right there in front of the unit. It couldn't be any closer or more convenient. The interior has lots of mirrors (very '70s) making it look a little larger. The kitchen was nice and well equiped. The bedrooms are spacious, with more mirrors. Master has a king size; 2nd Bedroom was set up with a king that is convertable to two twins. The furniture on the lanai is functional, and the ocean couldn't be closer (30 feet from the window) unless you were in it. The sounds lull you to sleep every night. Bathrooms were both clean and functional, with lots of hot water and good pressure. The WiFi was great and easily supported our 4 users. The outdoor, communal grills were AWESOME...professional grade, very new and clean, and ready to use!
To improve your stay (or set your expectations), the following items should be noted: The unit does NOT have air conditioning, but the constant breeze (15-20 kts ALL THE TIME) is perfect to cool the unit, both day and night. Leaving the windows open does create a thin layer of dust inside the unit, but it is what it is. Also, the unit does NOT have a washer dryer. There is one shown in the pictures, but we didn't read the unit details closely, and it clearly says washer dryer is on the floor, but not in the unit. Finally, there is not a beach in front of or near the property. It is a retaining wall with rocks at the ocean level. There is a point of ocean access, but only for the adventurous that wish to climb over the rocks. There is a beach at the end of the road, at least two hundred yards east of the property. This wasn't convenient for our teenagers who like to play in the waves and snorkel.
We had a wonderful stay, and the location of the condo (in relationship to other areas of Maui) was extremely convenient. Easy to Lahaina, easy to Kihei, easy to the Airport and north shore. We hope to visit Maui again, and if we make it back, we'll call Dawn and Dean. Thanks."
Guest: Rich and Terri
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 13, 2015