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Beautiful Beachfront Condo - Just Remodeled!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Come in and visit paradise in our newly remodeled, air conditioned two bedroom, two bath condo located right on one of Maui's finest beaches.

The entire kitchen was just updated with new custom cabinets, all new appliances, granite countertops and new flooring throughout. The guest bath was redone with new cabinets, granite, flooring, tub and fixtures! You aren't going to want to leave!

Our beach - Sugar Beach - was just voted #7 in all of Maui by Maui Best Guidebook for walking, swimming and boogie boarding!!

We are located at Makani A Kai, a wonderful family style complex of deluxe, townhouse condominiums, each unit is set back from the other for privacy on lushly landscaped grounds. Our Maui home has an ocean view, sleeps six and has all the amenities but you and your swimsuit! Whale watch right from your lounge chair in the Winter.

We are centrally located in Maalaea. Just fifteen minutes from the airport, ten minutes from Kihei and twenty minutes from Lahania. Take a walk on five miles of one of Maui's finest beaches, watch the sunset as you relax in the evening or for you early risers view the magnificent sunrise over Haleakala! We are a short walk to the Maui Ocean Center and Maalaea Harbor. Here you can find several restaurants, including The Waterfront - one of Maui's premier 5 star restaurants, shops and an assortment of ocean tours.

Keywords: Maui condominium,ocean view, air conditioned,

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Lynn Grady
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

Why Lynn Grady chose Maalaea

We chose Makani A Kai because of its central loction, the gorgeous view from the lanai and the lawn in front and because of the beauty and Hawaiin feel of the condo itself. Over the years we have added Hawaiian art work, bedding and floral arrangements. We want to feel like we are Maui when we are here and are sure you do too. We also enjoy the privacy of our beach. On a 'busy' day there might be 10 other swimmers or boogie boarders! It's quiet and secluded yet if you want to be part of the crowd, you re only 10 to 20 minutes from anywhere you want to go!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha Lynn, Hi as you probably may or may not remember we just finished our stay at your home in Maui. Lynn it was wonderful! I'm not one who usually takes a "chance" on unknown accomodations, however you were true to your word. Your home is lovely, well positioned and the grounds were great. To be honest I am selfishly reluctant to tell others about the best kept secret in the "Hawaiian Islands". This was the best vacation I have had. Mahalo.
Aug 2008
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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
New stereo system with ipod dock and remote control features. New posture pedic beds in both bedrooms.


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Beautiful Beachfront Condo - Just Remodeled!
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 19 reviews
Carstairs, AB Canada

Loved this Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this unit for the first week of our two week Maui holiday. I loved that the condo complex was right on the beach, which made for nice sunset walks, turtle and whale watching, plus some nifty snorkelling when the waves aren't too rough. The area is one of the quieter neighbourhoods; No big resorts or clubs are nearby to cause noise or traffic, and the public park right beside the unit was quiet as well.

Being centrally located in Maalaea is handy for those who want to explore; you can head west to Lahaina for shopping/museums, take the road to Hana, drive up to Haleakala, or head south to La Perouse Bay. Close by the condo, within walking distance, is the Maalaea harbour, which features the Maui Ocean center, and where several snorkelling, whale watching and fishing tours depart daily. A short drive north will take you to the Maui Tropical plantation/zip line, Iao Valley, or into Kahului/Wailuku for grocery shopping.

The condo is well appointed, with pretty much every kitchen item you'll need. The fridge freezer has a built in icemaker, which saves having to buy bagged ice. The main floor closet has beach items like an umbrella and boogie boards, and portable coolers for going on adventures around the island. We also found hand soap, shampoo, and a hair dryer in the bathrooms, which not all condos provide.

I love the tropical décor, and the unit was just a nice size for us four travelling as two couples. The bedroom upstairs has its own bath, which is convenient and gave more privacy.

About the only nitpicks/traveller's warnings I can think of are rather minor:

- the kitchen is so well stocked, that there is limited dry goods storage. You may have to do some creative shuffling if you don't want to leave stuff on the counter tops.

- as it's centrally located, the airport flyways can be directly overhead depending on the wind direction

- there WILL be ants. This is a tropical island, so this is unavoidable. (other than a penthouse condo, I've found them in ALL my tropical accommodations.) Keep all your open goods in the fridge and make sure to IMMEDIATELY clean up anything you drop/spill.

***A special shout out goes to our property owner and manager; Lynn was very accommodating with our booking arrangements, and Cindy made special provision for our group's chemical sensitivities, going so far as to purchase/launder the linens in the detergent I use at home. Thank you for your help, ladies, and we hope to return to Maui someday soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty Bathrooms, Broken Appliances and Cantankerous Staff

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This VRBO is conveniently located in the center of Maui, providing easy access to the rest of the island. The keyless entry system makes for a worry-free entry to/departure from the property. The top room has its own bathroom and is a loft, so privacy should not be expected. The bathroom's toilet is right up against the wall, which forces you to sit at an awkward angle to avoid rubbing your left thigh against it. There is no shower curtain or door, but a small towel was provided to catch any water after showering.

The bedroom in the bottom floor has two twin-sized beds and can fit one person each. If your party has more than 04 people, the rest will have to sleep on the sofa bed. We had a party of 06 and required the sofa bed. Unfortunately, it was very difficult to open between two adults and was very uncomfortable. The two kids sleeping there opted to sleep on the couch, so we just covered it with extra bedsheets every evening.

Right before arriving, the property manager informed us a technician was scheduled to arrive the next morning to repair the microwave; this turned out to be a non-issue and was promptly resolved at 9AM next day. The bathrooms and sink, however, were a different story. The toilet in both bathrooms were broken when we arrived, and the kitchen faucet was leaking into the cabinets below. Although the property manager was notified, it took about 03 days to resolve, making bathroom visits very unpleasant for everyone. The top bathroom's shower was full of black grime and mildew. The bottom bathroom was not as grimy, but the towels in the basket were dusty and there was a live roach between them. After 14+ hours traveling and looking forward to a shower, we instead found ourselves purchasing Chlorox to scrub the showers and new towels.

The property manager visited the unit after being informed of the issues. I was surprised to find her indignant because we did not clean up the kitchen sink's water, especially after being told not to attempt to repair anything ourselves; it's even in the visitor book by the kitchen. Furthermore, after asking for additional toilet paper and towels, she was quick to inform us the 04 rolls provided to our party (03 kids/03 adults for 10 days) should be sufficient and no additional towels would be provided. Perhaps my understanding of "hospitality" is different. Regardless, as a paying customer there is a certain level of expectation that comes with renting a property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this guest submitted his review after all of his deposit was not returned due to the condition he left the condo in - extra cleaning and ruined linens. This rental was a back to back reservation and the first guest did not report that the toilets were running or that the sink was leaking. When the housekeeper arrived both were discovered and reported immediately along with a concern that something metal had been put into the microwave and just to be sure a plumber and an electrician were called. The toilets were not broken merely “running” while annoying yes, generally not something to “make bathroom visits unpleasant”. It did take 2 days to get the plumber out to make the repairs. That happens, especially on our fair island! As to the toilet paper, this is a condo not a hotel. Every bathroom has one on and 2 spares to get you started. It’s not meant to last the whole stay. As to the shower upstairs, it’s a European shower. That’s how it is designed and does not splash water outside the tiles! The condo is clearly advertised as a large loft bedroom and a second bedroom with two twin beds - and yes this usually means that only one person fits on the bed!! This wouldn’t be a problem if you truly came with the number of people you indicated. The towels had all just been freshly washed that day so I don’t understand how they could have been dirty. As for the bug, it is the tropics and they do visit on occasion. I do appreciate you letting me know that the couch was stiff however. With the humidity it needs WD 40 on occasion so I will have that seen to right away as well.
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Great location for the perfect get away.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet and relaxing. Loved our morning walks on the beach. Snorkeling with the turtles. Close to everything. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself Renee! Just let me know when you’re ready. I’ll be here and you get 10% off as a return guest!
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This VRBO was not very clean and in some disrepair with old worn out mattresses. Don’t stay here.

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This VRBO was advertised as having brand new mattresses. Which the owner confirmed again on the telephone with me prior to our arrival. My elderly parents, my sister and my girlfriend and I couldn’t believe how uncomfortable the beds were. No one could sleep more than a 1-2, maybe 3 hours at a time, and we were all waking up sore. It was so awful. We washed the sheets half way through our 12 night stay and found the mattresses were purchased in 2012 and 2004. I took photos of everything. There was old urine stains on one of the mattress pads. The carpets were dirty and stained. The shower handle comes off in your hand and the shower head is coming out of the wall. The patio door shakes back and forth in its tracks with the wind and a real struggle to open and close because it is so rusty. The upstairs sink has no drain stop, just a hole. There was no dishwasher or laundry soap, there was no paper towel or extra toilet paper. What the television lacked in quality and inches was made up for in the 8 remotes left out for us? When we arrived I found sand and a piece of LEGO under the couch and 2 Cheezies under the bed. The baseboards looked like they had never been wiped down. This condo complex is Oceanfront but this unit is at the back of the complex with an excellent view of the public parking lot next door with partial view of the ocean. Commercial airplanes fly overhead several times a day and night. Many of these issues would not be enough to ruin a vacation but the fact that no one in my family had one decent night of sleep and every single one of us woke up aching is absolutely unacceptable. The fact that the owner lied to me right on the phone regarding new mattresses is incredible. The fact that we paid so much for this experience makes me feel ill.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear that there were issues with this stay. However, at no time did this guest ever contact me or my on island manager with any problems or even a hint of an issue. Between Cindy, my on island manager and myself, we pride ourselves on providing full customer service for all of our guests. Had we known of any of the issues we would have been out immediately to take care of any problems or sent the appropriate trade person. There is always a basic supply of toilet paper, paper towels and dishwashing soap. Laundry detergent is not provided. As to the beds, they are firm mattresses. However at no time did this guest and I ever discuss their age. I would have remembered that conversation for it being unusual. All of the linens are washed between every guest and old or worn out replaced. I will have the shower, sink and sliding glass door looked at immediately. It’s unfortunate that the guest did not call for assistance as she was provided with two numbers for just such purposes.
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Perfect, convenient, quiet

  • 5 of 5

The property was quiet and beautiful. We were able to settle in and swim with turtles that same evening. The location was perfect, central to the island making it so convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had such an awesome time... The beach was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the beach front property, taking quiet morning walks was the perfect way to start the day!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good time!! We'll be here when you're ready to come back!
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Short walk to Maui's Ocean Center and Aquarium


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $200

Damages and excessive cleaning are subject to an extra fee. 2 Week minimum stay over Christmas.
Accepted bookings do not become final until the property owner has spoken to the prospective guest by phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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