"Let me start with the location. It's wonderful! Within the property, it's an easy walk from the parking lots (but secluded from street noise), steps to the pool, and a few steps further to the beach. Each morning, you have front row seats to kayakers and snorkelers checking out turtle town. Each night, the sun sets right there. The beach is great - not too crowded, good (super fine) sand, gentle waves, excellent snorkeling and boogie boarding. On the island, it's in a rather secluded location and one of the drier and less windy parts of the island. It's a good starting place for a morning jog (a mile to the beach path that goes another 3+ miles). The only down side is the drive to the super market (~15 minutes), but it's worth it to be away from the hustle and bustle.
We had a great experience with the rental managers. When we had issues on Saturday morning and Saturday night, Maria was immediately accessible, professional, and resolved the problems quickly. It was also really nice to arrive to a gift basket full of Maui treats.
We found the unit itself somewhat run down. It could benefit in both aesthetic and function from a renovation. At the very least, it needs a deep clean (clean carpets, wipe grime off cabinets and ceiling fans, wipe down baseboards, clean out tub jets). Bugs were a bit of a problem inside and out. For the price, we were expecting more of a luxury condo feel than a beach cottage feel, but it's definitely the latter. That said, the unit has a lot of perks. It's well sound proofed, and we almost never heard any neighbors. It came stocked with toilet paper, soap (bath, hand, laundry, dish), foil, zip lock bags, etc. The kitchen had a pretty good range of appliances and tools, including a blender. There are lots of towels and plenty of closet space for clothes or drying. The activity closet was stocked with a giant pool noodle, a fantastic beach umbrella, beach chairs, and it looked like balls and rackets.
I'd definitely go back to Makena Surf. I'm on the fence about whether I'd go back to this particular unit."
Guest: A guest from ,
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: May 10, 2015