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Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
If we had a motto, it would probably be "This is not a dress rehearsal." We love to travel often, but inexpensively. Almost every year we took our kids out of school a month or more to travel, and now that we are retired, we are spending more time on Maui, fixing up this new condo, and traveling as much as our health and being with the grandkids allows. Still some bucket list places we haven't gone and old favorites to see again! We visited Myanmar Jan. 2018, and highly recommend it! The horrible mess with the Rohingas is from the military government and the lovely Myanmar people have nothing to do with it and need your business! We used and loved "Lets Go Myanmar", whose motto, "Don't worry, just come" was quite true for us.
Owner purchased this condo in 2017
Why Owner chose Maalaea
Maui the way it used to be. When we first came to Maui thirty-some years ago, we were blown away by how incredible a place it was: Gorgeous colors; amazing views; tiny villages with all local stores (no national chains except a Sears in Kahului); 2 lane uncrowded country roads; miles and miles of nearly empty gorgeous beaches; no crowds, traffic, or hassles, but really everything you needed. Don't get us wrong. Maui is still magnificent. And shopping is certainly easier and cheaper with Costco and all the other big stores. But with Maui's population more than doubling since then, not all the changes can be for the better. We can't undo those changes. But we've found a place which has barely changed for decades (and then for the better--a cleaned up nature preserve, tons more turtles, and almost no seaweed, because the turtles eat it all!). Maalaea still feels like the Maui we love and remember. We walk along a quiet narrow tree-lined lane to a little village with a cute harbor, an aquarium, and a few small shops and restaurants. The other direction is a little park where local people fish, picnic,and sometimes camp, and a gorgeous 3+ mile long, nearly deserted beach, backed by the shallow ponds of a nature preserve. And even though it is off the beaten tourist path, it is incredibly convenient to almost everywhere you're apt to want to go. 15-20 minutes to the airport, Costco, or Kihei, 30 minutes to Lahaina or Wailea, about 40 minutes to Kaanapali or Napili. If you prefer big resorts or lots of touristy hustle bustle, you can easily find that from Kaanapali to Kapalua, and Kihei to Makena. Definitely not in Maalaea. But we really love the old Maui feel you still find here.
What makes this condo unique
We are really enjoying Makani A Kai. The lush tropical landscaping is outstanding. There are only 24 village-y, non-boxy units, and being right on such a long, empty, wonderful beach is fabulous. If someone in your group is fairly sedentary, you may prefer our third floor (there is an elevator) fantastic views from the lanai, Maalaea Banyans unit 150 yards toward the village (VRBO 152519). If you prefer ground floor or love being right on a long marvelous beach, with nice but less spectacular views, this might be the better choice. Both are wonderful. We're really unable to choose a favorite. Aloha! Have a fabulous time!