It isn't just a dream-- you can really “have it all” here-- a fully air conditioned home away from home in the sunniest and driest part of Maui, right beside the gorgeous blue waters of the Pacific ocean! You cannot, for any price, get closer to the waves on Maui than you'll be at this gorgeous beachfront condo. You won't find more spectacular panoramic ocean (from two sides) or full-on volcano views anywhere else on the island, either. And if you want true FULL air conditioning, not just a window unit in the living room, our split AC system cools the entire living/dining/kitchen area AND both bedrooms (you can set temperatures for each room individually), eliminating hot, sleepless nights! (Most other Maui condos advertising AC have only a single window unit on the floor of the living room, leaving their bedrooms hot...so you'll definitely want to compare the details of the AC systems in any condos you are considering before you choose your Maui vacation lodging.) Sunny, convenient Maalaea, where our condo is located, gets less rain than any other part of the island, too! Come relax and enjoy yourself in our beautiful, yet extremely comfortable, beachfront accommodations 20 feet from the waves!
Our uniquely situated, peaceful end unit in Kanai a Nalu's quiet northwest beachfront wing is filled with the sights, sounds, and fragrances of this sparsely developed oasis on Maui's resort coast in the near tropical Pacific. You'll enjoy unparalleled views of the ocean, Haleakala volcano, and Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Molokini Islands as well as the South Maui coast, view green sea turtles swimming just off our beach, and enjoy watching the amazing humpback whales, in season, from our oceanfront wall of windows and lanai! The sound of gentle waves lapping the shore will lull you to sleep after days exploring Maui or relaxing at our on-site pool and beach.
The beauty, comfort and convenience extend inside also, with lovely, soothing tropical decor, and beds so comfortable that guests tell us they want to take them home! You can prepare anything from snacks to full celebratory meals for any occasion in our full gourmet kitchen, and serve them up casually or in high style (we even offer crystal wine and champagne glasses for those special birthdays and anniversaries). Our in-unit full-sized washer and dryer means you can pack lightly! Our condo is fully stocked with bed and bath linens, plentiful beach towels, and even guest bathrobes.
Our condo in peaceful, safe, family-friendly Maalaea is perhaps most enjoyed by active retirees, small groups of mature friends, families with school-aged children, and parties of one or two couples. Ideal for up to four guests, it accommodates a maximum of six, including children and infants, per fire code. The master bedroom, with spectacular ocean views on two sides, has a top-rated king-sized memory foam bed, and master bath with shower. The ocean view guest bedroom has twin memory foam-topped beds that can convert to a king; the guest bathroom offers bathtub/shower. Both bedrooms have closets, dressers, nightstands, iPod docks/chargers, AC, and wall-mounted LCD HD TVs with cable, and DVD or DVD/VCR. In the hall closet, you'll find beach equipment such as umbrellas, chairs, coolers, etc.. Our spacious, tropically decorated living room provides abundant comfortable seating, including sofa bed with unusually comfortable new queen memory foam mattress, and wall-mounted large-screen HD LCD TV with extensive cable channels and DVD, and opens to a private, covered oceanfront lanai with dining table and chairs. Throughout the condo, you’ll find original Hawaiian art, and decorator touches. US/Canada calls, wifi and parking are free.
Our beautifully landscaped resort is lush with tropical flower gardens and fruit trees, grassy lawns edging the beach, and offers a solar-heated freshwater pool, barbecues, and picnic/lounging areas, all beside the ocean. Once on the sand, you can walk along Maui's longest sandy beach-- gorgeous, unspoiled Maalaea/Sugar Beach-- as it curves past Kealia Pond Wildlife (bird) Refuge down to North Kihei.
In our well sheltered part of the Pacific (tucked behind the islands of Lanai, Molokini and Kahoolawae) you can enjoy boogie boarding, snorkeling, or swimming in the warm, gentle surf breaking over the very gradually sloping ocean floor. Our resort's name, Kanai a Nalu, means "Gentle Surf" in Hawaiian. (Nonetheless, the famous annual "Freight Train" wave draws surfers worldwide - so you can surf here as well!) When it's time for lunch or dinner, the beautiful granite faced beachside charcoal and gas barbecues make it easy to grill up a feast, which you can take back to the condo or enjoy at the picnic tables beside the ocean.
At our condo, in Maui's most convenient resort coast location, you will be staying not only on right on the beach, but just 15-20 minutes from Iao Valley State Park, abundant golf facilities, Maui's major airport, Costco, Target and other stores to "shop in" your "must haves", Kaanapali and Wailea, and you'll be within walking distance of the Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Marina, the Harbor Shops, family fun center, and enjoyable restaurants. It takes us one and three quarters hours to drive to Haleakala summit from the condo, and a little over twenty minutes to the start of "the Road to Hana". You won't find better weather on the island, because Maalaea lies within the driest and sunniest microclimate in Maui, yet is kept comfortable by tradewind breezes. (Our area is technically desert; in fact, you will see cacti growing on the slopes just mauka of the condo,)
If you are planning a special occasion, we would love to help you find ways of making your stay, from your first step inside the condo, extra special! Our wonderful property manager can provide celebratory touches, such as banners, flowers, special table settings, and champagne chilling in the fridge, all at cost of the items plus her gas and travel time. Advance planning is needed (things sometimes have to be ordered and shipped to Maui), so it is great to discuss these ideas when you are making your reservation.
Just a few words about some limitations on staying with us: Please be aware that there are resort-wide quiet hours, indoors and out, between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., and all guests, (including young children) are expected to comply. NO smoking or animals of any kind for any reason are permitted in our condo or on its lanai due to severe family allergies. Condo furniture and other items must not be repositioned except temporarily for safety, and no condo items other those for beach use may be taken outside the condo. Large sports equipment (kiteboards, bicycles, etc.), must be stored outside, not in our condo or on the lanai.
PLEASE READ BELOW HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR STAY AT OUR CONDO. While we accept bookings through VRBO and affiliated websites, we still need to communicate directly with all prospective guests by phone or email BEFORE we will approve any reservation request, because after owning our condo for 14 years we have many returning guests whose bookings in progress may not yet appear on the calendar you see online. Also, the invoices vacation rental websites generate are sometimes inaccurate, so even if you enter a booking request online, we will need to verify/correct your invoice and send you a rental agreement which you must return to us before we accept your reservation.
Please see our rate calendar for nightly rates and length of stay requirements, which vary by season. Please note that it IS possible to rent the full holiday season with a minimum 18 night stay-- please ask us. Short stays can be accepted if we have fewer days open than "required minimum". Stated rates apply for up to four guests, with additional charges incurred for fifth or sixth persons staying in the condo for any part of the stay, unless rate is specifically advertised as a couple's rate for 1-2 persons-and then the rates apply for up to two guests, with additional charges for more people staying. 10% discounts MAY be available for stays of 30 or more nights outside of holiday periods and high season, but otherwise NO discounting from published rates is available at any time, sorry, and in particular we do not discount "last minute" stays.
Please wait for us to send your rental agreement and invoice to review before entering your booking request or attempting to make payment. YOU WILL NEED TO READ, SIGN, iNITIAL AND RETURN THE RENTAL INFO/AGREEMENT WE EMAIL TO YOU. OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT TERMS WILL APPLY FULLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU READ/SIGN/RETURN the AGREEMENT BEFORE OR AFTER RESERVING THROUGH VRBO. Because most guests book their Maui vacations many months in advance, we have learned over our many years of renting that rebooking cancelled stays is usually not possible. We therefore cannot provide refunds for cancelled stays, so recommend you purchase travel insurance.
For us as owners, the best part of renting out our vacation home is getting to know the people who stay there when we can't be there ourselves. We list our condo with a variety of advertising sites which we have used for years and recently purchased an ad on VRBO, where we hope many wonderful new guests will find us. Again, we remind you to contact us, please, BEFORE initiating your VRBO, HA etc. booking, so that we can ensure that your requested dates are truly available, and so that we may answer all of your questions and ask some of our own to ensure that you and our condo are a good match. If you are, we will prepare your reservation paperwork (rental agreement and invoice) and email it to you to review. We look forward to hearing from you to answer questions, send more photos (many of the condo photos we have don't fit the listing file size requirement on VRBO) and helping you arrange a fabulous stay!
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