About the property
- Condo1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 12 nights
Beachfront 2BR, 2 BA, central AC, washer/dryer, full kitchen, free phone & wifi,
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. Also please be aware that 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 should not be moved around, and no condo items other those intended 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" at the time you want to reserve. 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 special 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 on stays of 30 or more nights may be granted outside of holiday periods and high season. Please inquire whether any such discounts may apply to your stay.
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!
Tax registration ID: W18050117-01
Dave and Michele Myerson
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- english, Some Spanish and German spoken... we'll try!
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Dave and Michele Myerson
We are busy Seattle professionals who, like you, treasure our vacation time with our loved ones. Between work, our volunteer commitments (Dave served eight years on our local school board, and I have served on boards and committees for a number of local charitable organizations), and school related activities, those "away from it all" times are entirely too rare. So we bought our place in Maui to make the most of them. Our vacation home has been a wonderful place to build family traditions and memories-- of which we now have many, as so do many of our guests who return year after year. Sharing our condo with our guests has been a great pleasure for us, and we love knowing it's become their "home away from home" too! Our picture shows us (with kids at a "goofy age"-- they are now in college or have graduated) visiting the summit of Haleakala a few years after we bought our Maui condo. We still love to go up there whenever we are on the island (sunset over the island from the summit, and viewing the Milky Way and meteor showers in Haleakala's night sky are some of our favorite views on Maui!) We've celebrated lots of big events there, enjoyed just about all the excursions and activities the island has to offer, and still get excited when the plane comes in for its approach at Kahului airport. We know that even if it is pouring rain at the airport, chances are it will be sunny at our condo only 10 miles across the island, because in the Hawaiian islands, microclimates are important-- and the one that is home to our resort is actually a desert. It does rain there sometimes-- but not too often! We love the trade wind breezes cooling things off out doors, but could probably not survive inside without our wonderful split system AC throughout the condo. We put it in right after buying our place in 2004, and have replaced the entire system in the past few years with a more efficient one. Looking forward to our new VRBO" friends! Aloha!
Dave and Michele Myerson purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Dave and Michele Myerson chose Maalaea
We "sampled" the entire island before settling on beautiful, unspoiled Maalaea, which is blessed with the driest microclimate on Maui. We could not find a lovelier, more peaceful, or safer place in a more convenient location. Kanai a Nalu is right in the middle of Maui's resort coast (the west side of the island), yet you feel away from it all. And of all the resorts in Maalaea, we fell in love with Kanai a Nalu, one of only 3 resorts there that is actually on a beach, and not just a seawall. We loved the pool, the barbecues, and the spacious single floor units and the much appreciated elevators. It is so easy to drive from the condo to virtually anywhere you want to go on the island-- from close-by necessities like the airport and Costco/other shopping, to excursions to Haleakala Summit and the road to Hana. We looked at many condos at Kanai a Nalu and elsewhere, but our jaws dropped when we walked into this one. The first thing we saw and heard was the ocean. We were inside, and our second floor location put us at a lovely vantage point to view the waves-- but we felt like we were right ON, and almost IN, the ocean-- it is THAT close. When we visit the big hotels, we often wonder why anyone would pay $1000 per night to be so much farther from the ocean than we have the privilege of living when at our condo. Our kids have never been bored here. If they so much as walk out the door they can swim, snorkel, play in the pool, surf, take a walk on the beach, or walk up to the Maui Ocean Center plaza to visit the aquarium or get some food that Mom didn't make. It's an easy drive to play golf, try out other beaches, or take part in the many tourist sports and cultural attractions on Maui. If anyone needs time out of the sun, they can watch one of the 3 flat screen TVs (abundant cable channels are offered), read a book, check their email or Facebook accounts, or watch one of the movies we stock in the condo. We love it and hope you will too!
What makes this Condo unique
Aside from its location 20 feet from the waves, its views of sunrises AND sunsets from our south facing lanai (furnished with table and chairs), we love our resort's many amenities, its perfect location and the very special environment we've created for ourselves and for you inside our condo. To be honest, we could not survive on Maui without AC in ALL the rooms, and so few places on Maui offer that-- to our surprise when we first started visiting the island. We tried staying in places with just a single window unit in the living room, and we were miserable at night trying to sleep in hot bedrooms. So one of the first things we did when we bought and remodeled our condo was to install split system AC, which has outlets in both bedrooms and in the living/dining/kitchen area. It is so wonderful to sleep, and cook, without feeling overheated! Our guests all tell us the same. The indoor benefits include comfortable memory foam bedding, all linens provided-- even robes, and free landline calls throughout Canada and the US, free internet, a kitchen stocked "as home" with large and small appliances, cookware, serve ware, bakeware, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer. Three flat screen TVs and DVD/VCR players and movies and books provide entertainment! Plus here, the outside views are available inside too! We've seen (seasonally) whales doing acrobatics out in the bay, and turtles popping up for air in the water right outside the door. No need for whale watching cruises here! The location could not be better- it is tucked away in an undeveloped area of the resort coast-- peaceful, beautiful, and safe. At the same time, it is 15 minutes from the airport and all the major stores, 10 minutes form Kihei, and 20 minutes from Wailea/Makena and Lahaina/Kaanapali. You can be on a golf course after a 5 minute drive, or at Haleakala summit in under 2 hours. Vacations should be easy, and everything about this condo, resort, and location will make yours that way!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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the best views, one with the ocean
I stay here every time I go to Maui. There is no other place like it. Ocean side, views all day long, the sun streams in on you at sunrise and wakes you to the sound of the ocean outside. The condo is spacious, bright, airy and the huge plus is the air conditioner for those really hot days. You can sit on the Lanai and sunbathe and come into the coolness of the condo. I have done Thanksgiving dinners here, celebrations, the kitchen is well stocked with all you need for preparing elaborate to simple meals. The complex grounds are beautiful and well kept. BBQs poolside, outside shower from coming in from the ocean. Love this place and it is what I call the "sacred condo". Super recommended!
I originally stayed at this condo with my family and we had such an incredible time I booked it again when I went on vacation with my boyfriend. The beach is a stones-throw from your balcony with endless sand for early morning and evening walks. We relaxed by the pool during the day and used the BBQ and picnic areas for grilling our food in the evening. There were tons of amenities nearby including the Maui Ocean Centre, restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops that we took full advantage of! There are great surf and snorkel spots just a short drive away as well. We alternated day trips spent hiking/snorkeling/surfing with days spent lazing by the pool and walking on the beach - the whole property is very quiet and relaxing.
The condo is very well stocked with anything you could need for your stay - the owner has really thought of everything! I highly recommend booking this condo and will certainly return again.
Perfect for a Family Vacation!!
I've stayed here several times with my family, we have two young kids and two teenage kids. The condo is spacious and really well-stocked and maintained - lots of space for our big family! Our older kids would spend the days exploring, surfing and biking while we relaxed by the pool and beach. Lots of families stay here so the environment was relaxing and friendly. Kids also had fun at the Maui Golf and Sports Park where they have mini-golf, rock climbing and bumper boats! They loved the Maui Ocean Centre and would frequently get dessert at Hula Cookies and Ice Cream, everything was just up the road from the condo. Owners are courteous, professional and quick to respond - they make the whole experience so much easier with how well organized everything is. I will definitely be booking again and highly recommend for anyone looking to relax and enjoy the island!
Great location - right on the beach. The beach was never busy and the pool was a plus. The condo is far away from town that the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing but close enough that everything you need is either a walk or short drive away.
Gorgeous, Comfortable, Convenient! This is a gem!
I arrived with my mother for a two week get away, never having rented here before. We were both very pleasantly surprised when we walked in the door, the space had just been painted and a new carpet installed! There had not been updated pictures up when we made the reservation, so this was a very nice bonus. It is a lovely bright space with an open layout and bedrooms and bathrooms at the side. The carpet had some sort of memory foam underneath, my mother gushed about how it felt like it was massaging her feet. Everything was clean, fully stocked kitchen, spacious and relaxed vibe. I can tell it is very kid friendly, so I'll have to bring the kids next time (they were with my husband's family for the holidays).
Outside the balcony is the most amazing ocean view we could have hoped for! You can see the entire coastline from Lanai to Hana. The waves would crash at the seawall just a few paces away, very relaxing sound when we had the windows open at night. The pool is great, lots of families grilling and hanging out. Before her knee started acting up, we took a couple beautiful walks down the beach towards Kihei.
The location is convenient to Kahului and central on the island, which was great for exploring. We made it to Lanai, very cute atmosphere there, and next time we will drive up Haleakala to see the observatory. Honestly, we we so charmed by the place that we left much less often than I'd anticipated. Thanks so much Dave and Michele, you were terrific hosts and I will definitely be coming back next year!
All of the above attractions, plus a native canoeing center are available within a 15 minute drive. Within one mile are the Maalaea Bay Marina, with boating facilities and snorkeling, whale watch, dinner, and fishing cruises, the Maui Ocean Center, a spectacular world class aquarium, a family fun/miniature golf/ climbing wall recreation center, and assorted shops and restaurants, some of which have live music. For those wishing to take longer excursions, favorite day trips include the winding road to Hana, and visiting the summit of Dormant Haleakala Volcano (national park)-- we especially love sunsets there, but sunrises also attract visitors! For those who prefer to combine Haleakala with biking, tours are available. You can also catch a ferry from Lahaina to Lanai Island; we are told that the ferry service between Maalaea and Lanai should resume once new docking facilities are in place. The massage school up in Makawao is a popular option with visitors needing therapeutic massage during their visits-- but be sure to call well in advance, as their time slots fill up.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Above fees include rental for number of guests specified for that rate. Additional persons (beyond the allowed number of guests for the rate) of any age staying for any part of any stay incur a charge of $15 per person per night, charged on the entire stay. Minimum stays vary. Bookings during the winter holidays must be 12 nights for either season A or season B; 20 nights for full season (both Christmas and New Years); high season bookings must normally be 10 nights or more. but we MAY accept 7 night Saturday to Saturday bookings, depending on our calendar. Sorry, but due to severe allergies in our own family, no guest may be have any animal whatsoever in the condo or lanai, and there is to be absolutely no smoking, either in the condo or on the lanai. Violations will incur a $700 extra cleaning charge. Payments to us for bookings at our condo require 1/2 of the total due upon booking, and the remaining balance 120 days prior to arrival. For bookings made fewer than 120 days prior to arrival, full payment is due at the time of reservation. If you pay through VRBO using a US credit card or any payment system that charges a fee, we will add the payment system fees to the amount due to us. You will incur a minimum additional 3% charge on the total amount paid directly through the website. If you choose to book and pay using a non-US credit card, you will incur a minimum 5% additional charge on the total amount paid through the website. If the booking website does not invoice this fee, it will be deducted from your deposit, the balance of which will be refunded to you AFTER we receive your payment from VRBO, the property manager report, and any bills for the time of your stay-- often this takes 45 days. Such charges may not show up on the VRBO or Home away quote/invoice you will see when you make your reservation, but will nonetheless be due from you to owners. We are happy to provide you with a corrected invoice.