The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Low Rise Complex, Ocean Views, New Remolded Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
About Natalie Arbuckle
We were married on Maui 22 years ago on the beautiful grounds of the Sheraton overlooking Black Rock. We fell in love with Maui the year before on vacation and decided that Maui was going to be a big part of our lives. We bought our first Vacation Rental 20 years ago in Pismo Beach, Ca. In the past 20 years, we have mastered how to fully equipped a Vacation Rental and knowing keeping them updated is very important.
Natalie Arbuckle purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Natalie Arbuckle chose Lahaina
We wanted to be close to the beach and near Whaler Village. Its where we love to hang out. We enjoy the walking path in front of the resorts and the golf course. Kaanapali Royal fits our needs and we are able to have the ocean views we wanted. We looked at many places and loved the KR not being a ski-rise building and being very quiet compared to the bigger condo complex. When we first saw our condo it felt like a home that we could maybe one day live in.
What makes this Condo unique
Its a great place to Vacation with the Kids. Our kids were 2 and 3 years old when we purchased our piece of paradise. They're now 17 and 18 years old! When we're not out shopping, sightseeing or playing at the Beach were at the Pool or the Tennis Courts. At the end of the day, we like to BBQ on our Lanai or go to the BBQ at the Pool Side and finish off with a walk to the Village for some ice cream. The Kaanapali Royal has a safe home away from home feel where we can just relax and spend time being a Family.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Everything was exactly as described in the listing. I was going around for a few minutes for the beds were so comfortable I didn’t want to leave and come home to our bed. The only issue we had with the pesky ants that you just could not get rid of and we’re constantly crawling all over the kitchen if you had or didn’t have food around it just didn’t matter. We live on Oahu so we do understand pests and ants in the hot weather but these ants were indestructible and invasive. The beach toys were a fantastic add and there was not a thing in the house that went over looked in terms of what you would need for your stay or to live there. They even had baby detergent and hypoallergenic detergent for the washer and dryer. I mean wow! The bottle of wine they provided upon check-in was a really nice touch as well. Already trying to figure out how we can get two more adults in there and stay again. Pool and location was fantastic!
What a WONDERFUL home!!!! This place exceeded our expectations in ALL areas. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you could ever need. The view is spectacular and the pool/hot tub area is incredible. Also, this home is SO clean.
I was so happy to hear that Natalie is now renting by owner! She was very helpful with answering many questions that I had before booking and after. She provided great communication that you will not find with a management company. Everything was professional, she did a WONDERFUL job of providing a welcoming place.
A great place to stay
First of all, we (we were 7 - 4 adults & 3 children - 3 generations) had a wonderful week
3 things: 1) Natalie no longer hosts this place. So I contacted Turnkey to ask if all the things people listed - boogie boards, towels etc. were there. They said there was only the BarBQ - they were wrong.
2) we all got the impression that whoever we communicated with at Turnkey (email, text, phone) hasn't got a clue what this place is like.
3.) parking is listed twice as an "amenity" It will cost you an extra $20 a night. It's there in the fine print
OK 4 things - The title is a total misrepresentation - this place is steps from the pool, but is a serious downhill hike to the beach (and then there would be the uphill after time at the beach) We found if we went early 8 - 9am we could find parking.
So 3 other things
1) The place is wonderfully well stocked and has pretty much everything. There are beach towels for all. And there is a large storage bin on the front porch with chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, mats, snorkel gear, . . etc. The kitchen is great. All the appliances are wonderful.
2) the air conditioning and fans kept us cool from the Maui heat.
3) there were so many beach options for all - snorkeling at Kapalua was very good! evening boogie boarding with the kids at Black Rock, and one day we ended up on the other side of Black Rock because we didn't realize that the access path we saw was on the north side of the point. We named it the "Lovely Wrong Beach" It was gorgeous and great for the kids and so . . .empty - a rare thing for any beach in Maui. (If you go out snorkeling beware the strong currents)
Directions to get to 303 J are vague. And you can get thrown by seeing an abandoned building which is at the corner of Kekaa Drive. (Turnkey was no help in finding the gate) There is a little blue and white sign on Kekaa reading "Ka'anipali Royal" Turn on to that road. Ignore the abandoned building and turn right on the road just past it to get to the gate. In the parking lot look for the J on the curb to find parking lot. 303 is upstairs and to the right of J building.
Best Condo in Maui!
Lots of room, AC and very clean. The community is quiet and peaceful, yet kids felt very welcome. The grounds are gorgeous. This condo has all the little things you need: pans, plates, EVERYTHING. The bedrooms are huge and comfortably fit my husband, me and 5 kids ranging 8-15. Everyone was happy and it was a true vacation! I would stay here over and over. I had several family memebers in Maui and I never once thought ‘Darn I wish we would’ve stayed there’. In fact family came over to our condo for dinners and it had PLENTY of room.
Amazing time! Highly recommend this condo! We are so happy.
I’m so happy I chose this condo for our Maui vacation. It was 6 in total to include my 7 month old baby. The condo fits us all comfortably. It’s fully equipped with all you need, to include beach gear. The location is just a few minutes from the best beach - Kaanapali. My family loved it, We will come back again!
Great location enjoyed our stay.
Overall enjoyed our stay.
Luaus, Beach, Water activities, Night Clubs, Sunset Dinner Cruises, Skyline Zip-lining, Rock jumping