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Makani Sands - Private ground floor lani only steps away from water! (#103)

Lahaina, HI, USA
  • Condo675 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

Remodeled Makani Sands 103 is a direct ocean front ground floor unit only 20 steps from a secluded sandy beach with great swimming, snorkeling, & uncrowded surf. You'll love the stunning year-round sunset and twin island views (with whales breaching in season) right from the kitchen, living room or the oceanfront lanai.

We are located between the world class resorts and golf courses at Kapalua and Kaanapali, and just minutes from award-winning restaurants, activities, and outlet mall in historic Lahaina Town. Low-rise Makani Sands offers convenient proximity to all with a more peaceful atmosphere.

Fully furnished with tile floors, granite counters, W/D, etc., our resort amenities include pool & beachside BBQ. Like most buildings in this neighborhood ours is not equipped with air conditioning however you're so close to the cool water and tropical breeze this is rarely an issue. The sleeper sofa provides a second bed if needed.

Our unique sea wall creates an inlet relative to the surrounding rocky coastline. Tides push sand in to create a beach which varies in depth by several feet and can at times be completely submerged. There is always access for swimming and snorkeling. Makani Sands is where the local turtles tend to stay. The turtles know what they're doing.


Tom Richardson

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View
              • Waterfront


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area


                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television


                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool


                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Awesome place!

                                                                Jolyn D.

                                                                Tom's home made our trip so easy and relaxing. It is so nice to hear the crashing waves at night to fall asleep to. The place was clean, the bed is good, the staff was super nice and helpful, and the kitchen had everything in it to make whatever meal you would like. There were two things we didn't like about our trip. One was having to the leave the island and two, the weather was not the greatest. We wanted to snorkel everyday when we were down there, but the weather and ocean had a different plan. Oh well! We were still able to keep ourselves entertained and have fun. I would definitely rent this place again. Thanks Tom!!

                                                                Clean, wonderful views, great host!

                                                                Jon S.

                                                                The host was very accommodating, location was excellent. The place was clean, and they spray for bugs regularly. Saw whales breaching in distance multiple times, and all services were as advertised. The bedroom was a little noisy in the early morning a couple times briefly, but they had plenty of white noise options between fans and TV in room. Small price to pay for such a wonderful location and great facilities. The beach was gone due to winter tides, however there are beaches everywhere in Maui, and we wanted to go all over anyway. Nice to have this place as home base. Not commercialized like other parts of Maui.

                                                                The best ocean view and overall location

                                                                Mark S.

                                                                This condo shares ocean views with others on the property at the ground level but has the best unobstructed view of the ocean, only 20 yards away. At night the gas fed Tikis get lit and the ambiance is complete! The relatively shallow reef right out front is home to numerous fish and green sea turtles. The condo's location in West Maui is very convenient to groceries, high-end restaurants, beaches and interesting hikes. We'll be back! Great contact with the conscientious, but off-site owner.

                                                                Great location, whales everywhere.

                                                                Ray C.

                                                                Tom, your condo was just what the doctor ordered. The sound of the waves, the whales in the ocean... just great. The weather was not the best during our stay, and the storms had washed the beach away, but the condo was comfortable and clean. We picked up a couple of beach chairs and boogie boards and left them in the closet for the next visitors. (Even when the weather is not the best in Hawaii, the weather is still better than home)

                                                                Best regards,

                                                                Ray and Jody

                                                                Very nice condo with a great view!

                                                                Steven M.Cheektowaga

                                                                The condo was very updated and had everything we needed. Good location for walking to markets.

                                                                Wonderful Maui time!

                                                                Budi U.

                                                                Enjoyed our stay at the Makani Sands, the condo is clean, fully equipped and quiet with great ocean-front view facing Molokai island; we had a great time watching sunset and whales breaching from the patio (don’t forget to bring binoculars)


                                                                Lahaina, HI, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                Taxes Apply: 4% GET + 10.25% TAT = 14.25% GET: GE-055-648-3584-01 TAT: TA-055-648-3584-01

                                                                10 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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