"We booked a last minute week long trip to Maui using some airline miles, and needed a place to stay. It was me, my husband our 2 kids (our son is 3 and our daughter is 20 months) and my father, so 3 adults and 2 small kids. First and foremost the photos do not do this place justice, the view is amazing, granted you wont' get the picturesque sunsets from this location but what you do get is whale watching from your patio. We must have seen 30-40 whales while we were there, and even say a few breach! There is a nice little beach for the kids about 20 yards from the condo as well. The condo was super clean (granted a little outdated on the furniture, but still worked perfectly). I really loved the layout, and the king bed as the kids sleep with us. Opening up the windows at night and listening to the waves crash was just the relaxing evenings we needed.
As far as location, it is not in the "touristy" spots, and that is what we wanted. It is in Maalea (spelling?) which is halfway between Kinei and Lahaina. For us this was perfect as we were looking for the relaxing vacation but still wanted to be close to all the things we wanted to do. It was 15 minutes to Kihei and 25 minutes to Lahaina. The particular spot for the condo is perfect as well, it is on the 3rd floor, but right in front of the elevator so no long walking around the building. Also the washer and dryer were super close as well, and they have a coin/change machine that was convenient as well, and they worked exceptionally well.
For the normal stuff, showers were nice, did have a tub in the second bedroom (perfect for washing the kids) and the master also had a wand for the shower that really helps when trying to get sand off your legs and such. Microwave, fridge, oven all worked perfectly, no issues whatsoever. The owner even has a few chairs and a boogie board you can use. The condo does have a nice pool as well, granted we never used it as we spent all our time on the beach.
We were totally satisfied with our stay and would definitely stay here again, for the price, view and location, this will be hard to beat for sure!
It would be really awesome if you would purchase some new chairs (like 4 of them), a couple of boogie boards (good ones) and some decent snorkle gear, and even a Stand up paddleboard. Just charge us renters like an extra $100 per stay or something. This would be so beneficial & time saving, and would make you money in the long run as well."
Guest: Kandia C.
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 8, 2015