"We had a week in a 3brm 3bathroom deluxe ocean view villa (second from top row) 17-4, which we booked via the owner on VRBO but is run by the Grand Wailea- this means that your nightly rate is lower than if you book through the hotel, and you are guaranteed this spacious villa, which is beautifully and tastefully decorated with luxurious furnishings, art and bedding. You have access to the Grand wailea pools, beach chairs and umbrellas and the complimentary shuttle to the hotel and the shops. The Ho'olei pool and gym is lovely and quiet and the grounds of the entire complex are immaculate. This villa is to the far left of the property looking out to sea, and thus furthest from the entrance and pool (and road) so is quiet and private. It is the left middle of a block of 6 (2 middle ones are largest, with much larger lanai and most private) and therefore gets a lovely sunset and view out to the golf course from the left (open)side of the lanai. I have never seen such a well stocked kitchen- enough glassware for a cocktail party for 20, and every utensil from lime zester to pizza cutter, great cookware and blender etc. Top end appliances including 2 fridge/freezers, and a fridge on the lanai and in the master suite. Extras like surfboards, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas, picnic tupperware and chilly bins make it like a home away from home. Dish detergent and tablets, laundry liquid, all toiletries, robes, hair straighteners!, S&P and a welcome basket of ground coffee, cereal and chocolates all provided. The staff are wonderful and the shuttle service is extremely prompt. There is a new gourmet food market at the shops at Wailea which is very well stocked. We found the best snorkelling was at Ulua beach a 2min drive with a public car park. No issues with access to loungers at beach, wailea or Ho'olei pool (Sep27-Oct 4)- in fact the Ho'olei was incredibly quiet. Staff very obliging with late checkout, if not available you can use all facilities and then the showers at the pool where all toiletries and hairdryer etc are supplied. A perfect week in Wailea- if you like cooking great food with family and friends in a top notch kitchen with a lovely view, and enjoying a luxurious home rather than a hotel room and eating out every night then this is the place for you!"
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 16, 2015