About the property
- Condo1020 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Sandy beach, pool, swim with turtles, walk to Farmer's Market -Kaanapali/Kapalua
Makani Sands #110 is a Corner 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo, located on the ground floor where you can walk right out to the grass and beach. You can take advantage of nights at home barbecuing some fresh island fish. There is a fully remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and eating bar with 4 bar stools. The living room is on the ocean side and has a large lanai with a table and 6 chairs perfect for those fabulous sunsets and turtle/whale watching. All floors including the lanai are travertine. The master bedroom has a King bed with a private bath and the 2nd bedroom can be set up as a King or 2 Twins. The living room has a brand new pillow top Queen sofa bed for extra guests. There are 3 TVs, 2 DVD players, a CD player, a Wii game console, and a safe. So, come and enjoy this beautiful 2-bedroom beachfront Maui condo at Makani Sands, your home away from home! Reserve YOUR Maui Vacation in unit 110 online now!
REVIEWS FROM PREVIOUS GUESTS:
***What a special place. We will be back.***
The condo is just as advertised. The condo was immaculate and recently upgraded. We loved being on the ground floor, right next to the ocean, which was 20 feet away. The kids had a great time playing with neighbor kids on the grass in front of our lanai. If we had booked a place on the 2nd floor or higher we would not been able to do this. Plus we were conveniently located close to the bbq grill, so were were able to walk to and from our place with ease. We saw turtles everywhere. There seem to be about 7 or 8 that live in front of the building. There were also eels that people were feeding. Burt was amazing. Owner was friendly and responsive. We will be staying here next time we come to Maui. A+++
• Stayed: April 2017
***Relaxing stay in a great location!***
My husband, sister-in-law and her husband LOVED this spot. The huge patio with BBQ access made cooking and eating meals at home so easy. Ground floor meant no waiting for elevators or battling stairs—we just walked in the door for refills and back out to the sunshine! The guys took early morning walks to the nearby Bad Ass Coffee shop right through to the pathways along the Ka'anapali beaches almost every day. Lounging in the yard and being able to walk down a few steps to the water to cool off was a dream (or else we were only a few minutes' drive away at the beach in Whaler's Village). We were able to rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Boss Frog's down the street! We made many trips into Lahaina (so many options—you HAVE to get an ice cream sandwich from Banyan Treats and eat a meal oceanside at Honu), which was conveniently close. There's no air conditioning (which my husband usually dies without) but the number of fans and the breezes with open windows made it totally bearable. We also closed the back blinds later in the day so it really cooled off at night. The kitchen and unit in general are really well stocked, we had everything we needed from towels to a blender and even a cooler to bring to the beach! Definitely the most amenities I've ever found in a rental. The kitchen and bathrooms are nicely upgraded. The last thing I wanted to mention was how awesome the atmosphere of Makani Sands was. The building manager Burt was quick to introduce himself and say he was available any time, and he even organized a small sunset potluck party for the whole building one evening. Everyone was so friendly! Kids were often playing in the yard (it was Easter weekend so they were even doing an Easter egg hunt one morning—too cute) and adults always said hello. Thanks again for everything!
• Stayed: April 2017
***Awesome right on the ocean!***
Property was as advertised. King bed, 2twins, sleeper sofa was perfect for my family of 5. Literally 30 ft from back door to the beach. Kitchen had what we needed. Close to grocery store and places to eat. They have paddle boards, boogie boards and a 2 man rowboat. We saw sea turtles almost every day right out back. There are reef fish just off shore, watch out there are some urchins there as well. Located about 15 minutes from Lahaina. Loved it will definitely use again for Maui stay
• Stayed: March 2017
***Ocean front, beautiful rental - great stay!***
Thank you for an amazing time in Maui at this incredible place. Steps from the ocean and walking distance from an all organic grocery store and farmer's market are just a few perks. The ground person could not be more friendly and the condo is newly remodeled and well equipped. Barbecuing for our family while the kids played was a highlight, but there are also amazing restaurants close by. The pool was great too and while you can snorkel here we found Napili Bay really easy to get too and our 5 and 7 year old both learned to snorkel. Matt was extremely responsive as well. You'll love it here!
• Stayed: November 2016
***Wonderful location and property.***
This is a fabulous find, semi- private beach, 20 steps to the beautiful waters of Maui. Great location and comfortable condo. Views of Lanai, Molokai, sunsets and Sea Turtles. Couldn't have asked for better memories.
• Stayed: September 2016
***This condo provides what you expect from a Maui Vacation!***
This condo was everything the owner claims and more. Nestled between Kaanapali and Napili on the west coast of Maui, this condo is in the perfect location for weather, access, and convenience. The unit is very well maintained, with the kitchen and bathrooms recently renovated with new appliances. The unit will sleep 6, and was extremely comfortable for our family of 5. We used the kitchen to prepare most of our meals and we ate on the lanai on the provided outdoor table. All-in-all, it was more than I expected give the extremely reasonable price for this unit. As described, the unit is a first floor unit, and has easy walk out access to the lanai. The lanai is bordered by a beautifully maintained shared grassy area with Tiki torches that are lit on most nights. Just beyond the grassy area is a large deck with lounge chairs, a few tables, and several barbecue grills. Down a few stairs on the deck is a private beach (as private as they come in Hawaii), and some of the best beach snorkeling available. We were greeted daily by sea turtles both on the beach and in the surf. In addition to the surf, the complex has a very well maintained pool. The location of the property is convenient from several angles. It is North of Lahaina enough to not be too hot, but only get the occasional sprinkle of drizzle to cool off in the afternoon. There are several good restaurants in the area, and it is close enough to Napili, Kaanapali, and Lahaina for 10-15 minute drives to hundreds of restaurants, shops, and luaus. And if you don't want to drive, there is a market, snorkel rentals, and several restaurants within walking distance. But bottom-line, book this place for the walk-out access to the beach, the sea-turtles and the amazing sunsets. We could have never had the vacation we did had we been stuck on the something floor of a whatever floor complex with our heads hanging over a railing to catch a glimpse of the surf 1/4 mile away. This unit offers the Hawaii experience that you expect when you think Maui Vacation. If we return to Maui, we'll book here. This place has spoiled us for nearly any other place.
• Stayed: August 2016
***Once Again...Great Vacation***
If there was a six star rating I'd gladly give it. The view, beach and atmosphere make this vacation ideal. We've stayed here before and keep coming back...We love Maui...I agree PARADISE.
• Stayed: February 2016
***You won't believe this place - it is paradise!***
We have been to Maui several times but this last trip topped them all. The view from the condo is second to none. There are great restaurants within walking distance or a short drive, but we loved our grill by the beach most of all. While your meat is cooking you can watch the whales or turtles play off shore, or enjoy the most spectacular sunset you may ever see. The condo is so well furnished from beds to living room furniture as well as the porch. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the equipment you will need. It was great to have the beach so close and so private, our kids got to play while we could easily watch them. There was also many toys for them to enjoy. We have already booked our return trip and will make this at least a once a year destination. Do yourself a big favor and book this condo. THIS PLACE IS THE REAL DEAL!!
• Stayed: February 2016
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- Apr 17, 2018
About Jill Talvensaari
I grew up sailing on the San Francisco Bay and have always loved the water. We live in the Santa Cruz Mountains not far from Monterey Bay. We fell in love with Maui on our honeymoon in 1994 and have been coming back every year since. We finally decided to buy our first condo in 2004 so we can visit more often in personal comfort and luxury that you just can't get at a hotel. We enjoy sharing the beauty and aloha of Lahaina with other travelers when we are not on island. I have traveled extensively and know what you are looking for in a home away from home. I will do everything I can to make sure that you are happy on your vacation. Never hesitate to call me if there is anything I can do to help.
Jill Talvensaari purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Jill Talvensaari chose Honokowai
We wanted to be as close to the ocean as possible and the waves wash over our coral reef only 30 feet from the lanai. Sea turtles, eels, and colorful fish all live on the reef so you are just steps to the beech, world-class snorkeling and whale watching in season. The feeling of aloha is unprecedented -- everyone loves the place so much, we all take special care of it and the gardens are always beautifully kept. The sunsets over the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai are breathtaking and the pace is slower so you can truly relax and find your personal bliss.
What makes this Condo unique
Best location. Amazingly fresh food, unbeatable views, gorgeous beaches, and oceanside boardwalk to Kaanapali are what drew me here. The remodel is stunning and the condo feels brand new. You can't beat Maui as the best Hawaiian island. It's less commercialized or touristy than it's neighbors but there is plenty of nightlife and fun activities, so there is always something to do. But doing nothing and completely relaxing is always an option. Just grab a Mai Tai and settle into an oceanside lounge chair.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Overall we would stay again.
Location was great for families. Close in proximity to everything. Great views and enjoyable scenery and facilities. The condo was well equipped and the new property manager (I forgot his name but hear he was new) he was amazing. The guy was always taking care of the yard interacted with everyone and made sure people had what they needed. He even took time to interact with my kids (and not just mine but all the kids and there were many as it was spring break). I hope he’s appreciated and taken care of. We stayed for 10 days and place supported us fine. I will say that I believe some consideration time and attention should be given to how you all have things crammed in every closet. I like to unpack the 4 of our suitcases when we travel and store things away. I don’t want to have to be moving fans, extra pillow top bedding and bulky items or have to find places for stuff that isnt mine... I just want it to be organized so we aren’t tripping over things and can make the place our home away from home. This wasn’t a huge deal it’s just i saw a need for attention for some better storage solutions here to make it more convenient. The no AC wasn’t a huge deal for me as there is enough of a breeze coming in from the ocean but it would definitely make me return again sooner for another 10-14 days if you had one. My husband prefers a little cool air and on two days it was muggy. Otherwise we enjoyed everything about this place and would recommend it to other families traveling with young children.
Thanks for the feedback about the storage. We will be sure to address it. Hope to see you soon! Jill
Everything as advertised
Had a wonderful time in spite of the cool weather. Was disappointed that the beach had washed away.
Great condo with perfect location!
We just returned from a lovely month in Maui and stayed in the condo with one other couple. The condo was very comfortable and the location was excellent ! We were disappointed that the beach was washed out but that is nature. Looking out at the ocean everyday was a highlight of the vacation. We saw whales everyday and lots of turtles swimming. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked most of our meals. The ground floor was perfect for us older people. We would definitely recommend the condo to friends and family.
Loved having your group stay with us,Tony! I hope you will be back to see more whales and turtles when tha sand returns and the turtles come lie on the beach🌴.
Great location and view!
The condo was neat, clean and plenty roomy for two couples. Ground floor was great with easy access to outdoor grills and patio. We could watch whales from right in front and also sea turtles were feeding in the rocks on our beach. Not the best snorkeling right in front while we were there due to high water levels and rocks. All the equipment is in the condo though, so no need to rent. Stores and restaurants in close walking distance. We drove and hiked to many beautiful sites around the island. We would recommend highly this condo.
I would stay in same place again!!
It was the perfect place to stay for a family of five. We loved the direct access to the beach. They accommodations were clean and welcoming. We would look for no other place than this exact condo if we return to Maui. We have nothing to say except wonderful things. Thank you for making our stay so positive!
Perfect for our family. Would book again next visit to Maui!
Unit changed ownership following our initial booking 6 months ago, but booking was honored and new owners were easy to communicate with.
Location is the star feature of this condo.
The unit is fantastically located on the first floor corner of the building. The ocean is only steps away from the back patio making for a beautiful view, and easy runs back and forth to the condo for forgotten items, snacks, the bathroom, etc. Gas grill is also conveniently located very close to the unit.
Turtles were visible on the rocks along the coast every evening. The beach has considerably more sand than any of the adjoining condo complexes which is helpful if your kids desire to build sand castles. We snorkeled along the reefs just outside the condo and saw turtles and as many tropical fish there as we did on our paid snorkeling trip.
Bert was incredibly helpful and loaned us beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and boogie boards to use during our stay. The complex also has a kayak and paddle board for resident use.
A Farmer's market is within walking distance of the condo. It is only a 10 minute drive into Lahaina and several other great beaches are a short drive away.
The only downside to the unit is its lack of AC. We did not feel uncomfortable during our stay in late July. With the sliding door open on the patio and windows open in the master, a breeze blows through the unit. That being said, we were cautious not to use the oven very much and to keep the shades down and the sun out of the unit during the heat of the day. It was a bit warm when blow drying hair to go out to dinner.
This was a great unit for our family of 5 with children ranging from 6 to 11 year old. We will book here again if/when we go back to Maui.
We look forward to having you as guests again!
You can't beat this amazing vacation rental! Everyone that stays here leaves rave reviews, and most come back. You have your own place on the ocean/sandy beach. It feels like home rather than a hotel. You save so much money by making your own meals and eating at home. And believe me you will want to stay at home with this view! Why pay hundreds at a restaurant? You take a few steps out your door and you are on your own beach. Throw some fresh fish or steaks on the grill overlooking the Pacific. It's paradise.