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Get Me to Maui~ Elegant Beachfront 1 BR, 8th Floor~Awesome Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 938 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1BR, 1 BA, Beautiful Remodeled Kitchen & You can't get closer to the beach!

Enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific from this beautiful spacious 900 sq. ft. 8th floor one-bedroom condo (#818) at the Mahana on Kaanapali Beach - rated by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world.

Relax on the lanai or the luxurious leather chair overlooking the ocean. You may spot dolphins and even whales scampering below you.

In the morning, stroll along the uncrowded white sandy beach below you and enjoy a swim in the ocean or in the Mahana's private oceanside pool. And to cap the day, watch the sun as it lingers and slowly sets over the ocean right in front of you between the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Take a few minutes in the hot tub spa under the stars and fall asleep to the sound of the waves against the shore.

This tastefully furnished condo at the Mahana, rated one of the top hotels in Hawaii by Travel and Leisure , has a wonderfully comfortable king-size bed with a pillow top mattress in the master bedroom and a new queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room. The master bedroom and living room both open onto your own private lanai/balcony with a table and 4 chairs.

The kitchen, featuring a travertine floor, beautiful new cabinets and granite counters, is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a perfect sunset dinner to enjoy at the marble-based dining table or at another table on the lanai. The unit has free high speed Wi-Fi, 2 flat screen LCD cable TVs, a CD player with i-Pod docking and stereo, DVD, a separate vanity area, a large beautifully renovated Italian stone tiled walk-in shower, and your own in-unit washer/dryer. Luxury linens, an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer and beach towels are all provided for your convenience.

You are only steps from the beach. And snorkeling, scuba diving, tennis, 5 world class golf courses, fine and casual dining and shopping are all close by the Mahana.

It's the perfect spot for a honeymoon, to celebrate a special anniversary, to house your wedding guests, or just to get away for a totally relaxing tropical holiday. And if you are having a family reunion, consider renting this unit along with our 8th floor 2-bedroom 2 bath corner unit (#819) right next door!

If this unit is booked, be sure to ask about our other 1 BR unit (#708) or upgrading to our 8th floor corner unit (#819).

You pay much less since you rent directly from the owner!

SEE OUR WEBSITE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. The link is just below the Owner Info Heading.

Or just Google: Maui Beach Condo Kathy and David


GE TAX ID: GE-042-365-3376-01; TA TAX ID: TA-042-365-3376-01

Keywords: Condo, Oceanfront, Anniversary, Honeymoon, rent by owner, Maui, Maui rental, Kaanapali, Vacation Rental

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Kathy

We both grew up by the sea, David in Ireland, Kathy in San Francisco and we always knew that however far away we moved away from the sea, we would always come back. After we met in college, we traveled much of the world together, but it was Maui and the stretch of beach in front of the Mahana that captured our hearts. Over the years, we returned to Maui and the Mahana for a month every summer. For our children, it was a second home. Now young adults, they still love coming back every chance they can. Once you have been to the Mahana, you’ll want to come back too!

Kathy purchased this condo in 1977

Why Kathy chose Lahaina

We fell in love with the Mahana in 1977. We were at a conference in Honolulu and came to Maui for a day. We were walking along the north end of Kaanapali beach. The sun was setting between the islands of Lanai and Molokai. It was the most amazing sight! We turned around and saw Mahana. We knew right then and there that we had to buy one of these beachfront homes. For us it was the view and the view and the view! We had our pick of condos and chose #818 on the spot because of its incredible view, not to high, not too low, just perfect! We were still very young and buying this condo meant that we couldn't buy a house for several years, but we never regretted the investment in a beach home on Maui! Later, we did get a house (!) and we also bought two other condos at the Mahana (#708 in the Molokai building and #819, the corner condo, which is right next door to #818). For us, however, #818 is still a magical place and one we ourselves love coming back to year after year!

What makes this condo unique

For us it’s a home away from home. In winter we love watching the whales, in summer it’s the dolphins and turtles. I love getting up to see the dawn coming up over the ocean. My husband is mesmerized by the stars. We all enjoy walking or jogging on the beach, swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear blue water, exploring all the other nearby beaches, Kapalua Bay, Napili Bay, Fleming Beach, Honolua Bay and watching the long sunsets. We also love going to the Farmers Market for fresh papaya and mangos and finding local fish to grill back at the Mahana. It’s the majesty of the ocean and the mountains. It’s the trade winds and the friendly people. It’s something else, totally special that is just impossible to describe. You have to come to Maui and the Mahana and you will experience it yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo updates are fantastic! We first stayed in 818 in 2009 and just had to come back. We love the floor-to-ceiling windows and the lanai overlooking the ocean. The new granite counters and the cabinets are first class. The sound of the surf is so soothing that I had to make a recording to take home! Head north to the Blow Hole for a beautiful drive. Our favorite beach is DT Fleming!
Sep 2012
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 938 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beautiful walk-in shower with Italian-style tiles
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillow Top mattress
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Spacious master bedroom overlooks ocean and opens onto a large lanai with table and chairs. King-sized bed with luxurious pillow top mattress. Additional queen-sized sleep sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, beach chairs, on-site activities desk, 24-hour security, nearby fitness/gym


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Get Me to Maui~ Elegant Beachfront 1 BR, 8th Floor~Awesome Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 85 reviews

No need to stay anywhere else in Maui!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Dave’s place was incredible! Amazing views from floor to ceiling windows and from the lanai. This place has everything. Seriously, no exaggeration. Everything you may need for cooking and relaxing. Not to mention, the bed is very comfortable. Listen to the waves while in bed. Way better then a sound machine. The entire place is also very clean. We enjoyed the turtles on the beach and excellent snorkeling in front of the building. No need to go anywhere else snorkeling. We snorkeled with turtles, dolphins, eels and every color of fish imaginable. We can’t wait to return. This place is quiet and very relaxing. We will definitely return. Also wanted to mention that communication with Kathy was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Habra ca

Heaven in paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk into the condo you are amazed at the beautiful views. In person it’s even better than the pictures. Everything you need is provided. The bed is so comfortable and I’m very fussy on that count as i have a bad back. To sleep listening to the waves at night is so special. Your oceanfront and in a hotel that’s prime rates. The resort is very quiet. The pool area and jacuzzi is so nice. The furniture is all comfy. The recliner sold me and there is even another chair that’s so comfy to recline and put your feet up enjoying the views. Parking is always available . Restaurants are close as is the market. Our only regret is not staying longer. We will be back for sure. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views right on the ocean. Great location right next to the boardwalk.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maricopa, AZ

The room and views were everything we could have asked for!!!! Absolutely amazing stay 😘?

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and grilling by the pool was a definite plus

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty clean. View spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again. Pool area very nice. Our condo was really nice. Wish they had binoculars in our room to watch the whales. Kitchen was well supplied with dishes etc

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the unit, we knew we made an amazing choice! This home is beautifully, (yet very comfortably), appointed. The breathtaking views from the lanai, living room and master bedroom were truly spectacular! The unit is well equipped with all the extras that you would not normally travel with. When going to the beach, there were coolers, beach chairs, snorkel name it, they thought of it! If cooking at home, they had every pot/pan, utensil, etc. that you can think of. Rather than spending additional money on restaurants in order to take advantage of the amazing Maui sunsets, we had the sunset all to ourselves on the comfortable of the lanai. I can not say enough good things about this condo. We are hoping to return to Maui and there is no doubt that we will be back to The Mahana, Unit 818!! Thank you Kathy & David for making our vacation so special!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.3 Miles
Kapalua Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Duke's Beach House
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Champion golf courses at Ka'anapali and Kapalua
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Honoapiilani Highway (Hwy 30)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Duke's Beach House
Nearest Beach
Kaanapali Beach - right in front of the Mahana
Car: recommended

Whale watching from your lanai - January-April. Championship golf nearby. Beautiful coral reef below window.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens/Cleaning $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150

Hawaii has just increased its transient accommodation tax by 1%. The tax rate for this condo has now increased from 13.41% 14.41% for 2018 bookings.

There are No amenity or resort fees.

WIFI, Local and national calls as well as calls to Canada and parking are all FREE.

GE TAX ID: GE-042-365-3376-01; TA TAX ID: TA-042-365-3376-01

Call or email owner for special rates for stays of 10 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.