About the property
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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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- Apr 08, 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!
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This VRBO was not very clean and in some disrepair with old worn out mattresses. Don’t stay here.
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.
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.
Perfect, convenient, quiet
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.
We had such an awesome time... The beach was amazing!
We really enjoyed the beach front property, taking quiet morning walks was the perfect way to start the day!
I am so glad you had a good time!! We'll be here when you're ready to come back!
The perfect vaction
Lynn's condo worked very well for our family of 4 during our recent vacation to Maui. It was clean and just as depicted in the photos. We had everything that we needed for our stay and were quite comfortable. We like to explore, and the location was perfect for heading out to both sides of the island. We never had any trouble with the parking being full and the condo community was very calm and quiet. It was exactly what I had hoped for. Thanks again!
I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves!! Come back soon!
I really enjoy staying at the Makani A Kai again. It's a beautiful property that's quiet and located on the beach. You have miles of beach with very few people.
The sleeping arrangements were not ideal for my group but we made it work. The queen "bedroom" is a loft so there's no privacy. We were disappointed there were no boogie boards as we were expecting from reading previous reviews. The kitchen is very well stocked.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Unfortunately the boogie boards are an insurance issue. If a guest were to get injured there could be a problem so no boogie boards can be provided. Otherwise they'd be there! Hope to see you again. Lynn
Loved this Condo!
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!
Short walk to Maui's Ocean Center and Aquarium
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.