2 BR, 2 BA, 'Sleep Numbers' King, Queen Sofa Bed, 3 Twins, Crib, Wi-Fi, Sleeps 7
Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.
About Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager.
I grew up in Southern California. From the time I was a small child, we camped on the beach (in tents) and later in trailers. I loved the beach. As an adult, I visited the Hawaiian Islands. I decided I had to one day own a beach front condo. I searched for years for just the right property. This is my piece of Paradise, that a now share with visitors to the island.
Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Diane Lees, Tax ID# GE/TA-052-562-5344-01. We have on island Property Manager. chose Maalaea
When this condo came on the market I begged, borrowed and talked my grown children into buying it with me. It didn’t take much to convince them. All they had to do was watch a Virtual Tour and they were hooked. After the purchase, we spent more money remodeling and decorating. I keep the relaxed but elegant tropical feel of the condo because that was what we fell in love with. This is a wonderful, relaxing, and inspiring place!! A place where I can walk out , taking approximately 15 steps, and be on a beautiful, Maui beach. Feeling the warm soft sand squeeze between my toes. I can sit on the lanai and have views of the Maui coastline that goes on for miles, or I can watch the waves dance along the sand while my grandchild plays just a few feet away. It’s the Hawaii experience I say in the movies. The experience I dreamed about. This is our little piece of Paradise. And we would like to share it with you.
What makes this Condo unique
Why we love this place so much. It is quiet, elegantly comfortable, romantic (even with kids along) and you will never forget the magnificent views of the beach from the direct-ocean-front location. This condo is closer to a sandy beach then any other condo in the building. Actually, it's closer to a sandy beach then any condo in any of the other buildings on Ma’alaea Bay. There may be condos that are closer to the water (with a rocky no-beach shoreline) but none are closer to a beautiful white sands beach that you can walk on or swim in. Why do I know this? I have been coming to Maalaea Bay for over 20 years and have stayed at five of the ten different properties located here. I consider myself to be a very “hard to please” person. I have always looked for a beautiful condo, right on the beach. Most of the ads said their condo was on the 'beach'. The photos all showed a beach in the background but from the angle of the shot I could never tell how close it really was. Unfortunately, I found out after I arrived that usually, there was no beach, only a rugged rocky shoreline. I would actually have to walk a long ways to get to a sandy beach. It made me really scrutinize the ads very carefully.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Can’t wait to stay again!
What a prime location! Great views of the ocean; wish we had visited during whale season. The owner is very thorough and spot on in her description of the property and all amenities, leaving nothing to be desired. If you like what you read, this is the place for you. There is not much to add to my review as the owner is so specific about everything offered. Even the pictures are true and accurate; what you see is what you get. The owner was extremely responsive and communicative in all of our correspondence to her during the whole trip. If there was an issue, she addressed it right away. My husband is already looking to book here for our next vacation!
We rent homes at least once per year in different locations globally usually 6-20+ individuals. Our first trip to Hawaii was great thanks to Diane and her focus on making sure we had a great experience. We had 6 in our party and the accommodations worked great. Diane was on top of every detail and provided detailed instructions for the use of her property and information on local activities. This property is centrally located on the island and close to Maalaea Harbor. It is on a secluded street that ends at a beach. Swimming, surfing, bogey boarding, and snorkeling out front was great. You also get a daily dose of swimming sea turtles. The unit is equipped with everything you need for a great vacation in Maui including travel books for the various Islands. We highly recommend this property as a great destination if you are looking for a trip to Maui where you don’t want an expensive crowded resort.
What a perfect place! We loved every minute. Diane has worked hard to make this place excellent.
Our family could not have asked for a better location with all the amenities. It was ideal. Diane has everything you could possibly need to cook, play and relax. My family loves the pool and the ocean. Honestly, we went to lots of other beaches but I loved just walking along and being near this property. If our travels bring us back to Maui, I would absolutely stay here again. Thank you!
I always worry when I have a large group in my condo (yours had seven), that everyone will have a good time and their expectations will be met. The fact that you just checked out this morning, and you have already written a review calmed my fears. Thank you so much for submitting such a nice review. I am truly happy you and your family enjoyed the condo. Also, to know that some in your group were sleeping on the queen sleeper sofa, and were the first guests to enjoy the new memory foam mattress, make the expense and hard work worth it. Plus, part of your group were sleeping in the 2nd bedroom with new mattresses and bedding in that room too. And finally, I had just added during my visit in early May, a larger, round glass top on the dining room table so everyone could enjoy more room for a family dinner. The timing on my part was good!
Thank you for renting my condo, and treating it like your own home. I look forward to you hopefully getting the opportunity to return some day.
Vacation of a lifetime
Everyone in our group agreed, this was a great time. The area is close to everything. We went to Hana, not a scary drive, but amazing. We went on a sunset dinner cruse and to Lahaina. The condo was perfect. Really suited our needs, had everything we could ask for. Lovely, home, with the most lovely views. Saw the sea turtles our front. Will be back for sure.
Sorry, this is an incorrect review. Somehow shows the owner's name. Must be a computer error. Will contact customer service to see what happened.
Love the laid back feeling, the great occupants during the stay, the cleaniness of the pool and the closeness of the ocean. Condo was clean, well taken care of, everything you needed for a two week stay. Bed was very comfortable, shower great, tv took some learning to use, but once understood, not a problem. Large lanai was nice. Would definitely go back.
Thank you for the wonderful review. Not many of my guests stay for two weeks, so I am delighted that you enjoyed a nice long vacation on Maui and at my condo. I am sorry the TV was not easy to figure out. I may need to add some good instructions to the guest's manual. Thank you for being so understanding with the sliding glass door needing to be treated "gently" until the repair to it is made. We have some guests who are not so careful with the items in the condo, so I need to make sure things are fixed quickly. I check in on Saturday and that is on the list, along with some nice upgrades I have planned. I hope you get to return someday to Maui, and stay again at my condo. It was great having you as my guests.
Practical, user-friendly home away from home in the best of locations!
Pros: Location, location, location! Steps from a soft, sandy beach and so convenient to get to because this condo is on the ground level. Steps, also, to a lovely pool. Condo has all you can think of to make your stay enjoyable. Kitchen stocked with dish ware, cookware, appliances, and gadgets useful for cooking. Beach equipment like chairs, boogie boards, kids sand toys and even plentiful beach towels are there. Thoughtful placement of sunscreen, OTC medicines for sunburn and heartburn and lots of miscellaneous “stuff” under the sink. Condo is clean and equipped just as if it were your home. Master bedroom has a Sleep Number mattress (what more could you ask for?) Cons: poor airflow in the back bedroom -BUT- Diane has provided a solution with floor fans to push the air in. When we visit Maui again, this will be the place for us, no doubt!
Aloha Pat, I am so happy your son and his family, including your darling little granddaughter, were able to come all the way from Australia to be with you and your husband. Thank you again for the photos of all of you on the beach. Hopefully you can do it again in a few years. You were super guests!
The Kanai A Nalu is one of only three complexes in Maalaea that is directly on the beach. The others 7 buildings are on a rocky reef (no swimming). Half use coin $$ operated laundry (sit and wait), two are next to the busy Harbor with boat engine noise and fumes, some have distant parking lots (carry the bags) and one doesn't have a pool. Kanai A Nalu is rated the best property in Maalaea. Almost at the end of a cul-de-sac, there is little traffic. Free parking is steps away. It has Tropical Grounds, Lush Lawns, A Heated Pool, Lounges and a Beachside shower. Our beach runs parallel to a Protected Wildlife Refuge. Endangered Turtles lay their eggs here. No development is allowed along this beach. It runs five miles, to Kihei. On an early morning walk you may not see another person. Explore tide pools. It's like your own private paradise and the most uncrowded beach on Maui. If you want crowds go to Lahaina, Wailea or Kihei.
Other Activities: Swim, snorkel or boogie board at our beach, just in front of the condo.
The condo is only 12 minutes from the airport.