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Welcome to Olu Olu. This is picture of the Bamboo Forest in Hana.


Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You will see that there is a 14 day minimum in High Season and a 7 night minimum in Regular Season. HOWEVER: I will accept shorter rentals IF they are between two existing reservations. For example, if you want to book 5 nights during Regular Season, and there are 5 nights between 2 EXISTING reservations, I CAN book your visit. If you want 10 nights in High Season, and there are 10 nights between EXISTING reservations, I can book you. BUT: The system requires that you choose 'FLEXIBLE DATES'' when you send the inquiry. Otherwise, the VRBO system will automatically exclude you from even reaching me). I hope I have made this clear but don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions! No worries!! Richard Andrews

Please check out our 'Guest Comments' and see what our guests have written in the Guest Book. For some reason, VRBO has guest reviews in 2 different places: 1) On the first page of my listing (where the bamboo forest picture is shown): look directly under the pictures and you will see boxes (Overview, Reviews, etc.) Click on "Reviews" to read 22 Guest Reviews. 2) There are also 128 other Guest Reviews that I transcribed from the Guest Books in the condo. To read them, go back to the boxes I just mentioned, and the 6th box from the right is "Owner Info". Click on that and you will see my picture, travel down the page past "Links to more information" and you will come across "Guestbook comments from owner." The first one is the most recent. VRBO omitted the dates on these comments and I am requesting that they replace the dates, dating back to 2001. These remarks are our best advertisement and if you stay with us you'll see them right there in the condo )

Here are just a few of the Guest Comments::

'Hi Richard, Your place surpassed our expectations! The layout is really open and spacious with lots of light. Very neat and clean. We enjoyed the extra little touches. Beach equipment and kitchen appliances made it fell like home. We appreciated all your help by email prior to our arrival. We truly had a great time and found it very relaxing.
You have helped to make our first trip to Maui memorable. Hope to come back soon. Cheers, A & D, Vancouver, BC, Cananda'

'Superb! We have been coming to Hawaii for many years, staying in houses, hotels, and condos. As far as condos are concerned, this is the best, bar none! Thank you for sharing Olu Olu with us, Richard. Beautifully appointed, well-equipped, great layout and location. Hawaii and Maui are still the best. We'll be back, hopefully in your condo. Mahalo!'
- Ev and Audrey V., Victoria, BC, Canada

'Can it get any better than this? I don't think so! Our initial impression was one of awe. Emily's first words were 'Can we rent this place next year?' Your set up for the condo immediately made us feel at home. While we did many activities here in paradise, I think our favorite one was just sitting on the lanai and drinking coffee while the sun rose. Thank you for sharing your condo with us!'
-Jim and Emily W, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

'We knew the minute we pulled into our own parking space at the condo that it was going to be GREAT! Everything was just as you described it and the pictures you have don't do it justice. The condo was clean and welcoming and what a wonderful location! Quiet and relaxing, we loved the golf course view, the birds and the wonderful Maui sounds. We thought the people in Maui were so nice and we really enjoyed talking with them. We went to a different beach everyday, walked to the shops and were very appreciative to have your VERY comfy bed! We returned home relaxed and can't wait to return. We will of course, come stay at your wonderful condo again. Thanks for sharing it with us.'
- William and Lisa B, Colorado

'Our 2nd visit inside 10 months - so good last time, we had to come back to Olu Olu; it's just like coing home again! You really do have a special place here and made all the more so with its relaxing decor and furnishings....All in all, another relaxing time spent in a very enjoyable, peaceful surroundings. Sure hope we can manage many more visits in time to come. All our regards.'
-M & J B., Auckland, New Zealand

'Richard, your home in Maui is superb. Our first visit to Maui was more than we could have imagined. It truly is 'Paradise'. We felt comfortable and 'at home' in the condo and it was wonderful to return to after 'hours on the beach.' Life doesn't get much better. And in the immortal words of A.S. (your Governor of California) 'I'll be back.' Mahalo'
-Daniel and Robin B, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

'Richard, we have just returned from Maui and I wanted to drop you a quick note just to say how much we enjoyed staying at your condo. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. We loved Maui so much that my husband is trying to convince me to return next March and if we do, we would love to stay at Olu Olu once again. I now underdstand what you mean by 'relax in Wailea', it was probably the most relaxing vacation we have taken in a long time (except for the trip along the west Maui mountain road which scared the #%@ out of us!). Anyway, we are considering what our travel plans will be for next year and if we do decide to return, I will be back in touch with you to check on the availability of Olu Olu. Mahalo'
- Gloria M, M, Ontario, Canada

Imagine yourself sitting on the living room sofa or on the private lanai, overlooking the emerald green expanse of the beautiful Wailea Blue Golf Course, and beyond, the sunset, West Maui mountains and a bit of the ocean. Even though you are in the center of Wailea, you will neither hear nor see traffic.

We are most fortunate with the exact location and placement of this unit. If you come back to the unit in the heat of the day, the bedroom will be cool and shaded from the sun. Because our view is not directly west, in the living room/dining room/ kitchen, and on the lanai, you won't have the sunset glaring directly in your eyes, and yet you will be able to see some ocean, West Maui Mountains, etc. You can also leave the front door open all the time, for more air and light (there is a screen door) but maintain privacy because no one else walks by the front door.

This individually decorated and tropically appointed condo has two air-conditioners but because this is an end unit, every room (including both baths) has at least one (if not many) windows so you can enjoy the pure tropical breezes and hear the birds sing. [I believe the importance of good air circulation is often ignored, until you're stuck without it!.] If you want a comfortable, romantic, elegant, and private retreat, then this is the place for you.

We call our place Olu Olu, which means 'cool and comfortable' in Hawaiian. The Aloha Spirit is alive, palpable, and unforgettable. Come to Olu Olu, be our guests, and experience Paradise for yourself!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years olds...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have only one bedroom....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • King size beds (1) This is an Eastern King bed and many of our guests have commented on how comfortable it is....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have two 'backpack beach chairs', comfortable, adjustable beach chairs, with 'backpack-like' storage compartments in the back, that make it easy to carry your stuff to the beach. There are also beach towels, an ice chest, a beach umbrella and woven mats for the beach....moreless


  • Books:

    There are several guide books and a CD for The Drive to Hana....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD's in both living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Both TV's have cable service. There are 57 music channels on both TV's....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a small speaker system for iPhone/iPad and a portable CD 'boom box'....moreless

  • Television:

    There are flat screen HD TV's in living and bedroom. The cable box in the living room has digital recorder....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are directly on the golf course....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    West Maui Mountains are viewable....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Limited view to ocean and sunset on lanai....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large table and comfortable chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in the living room and another in the bedroom. We have stayed every month of year, and with ceiling fans and windows in every room, we have never used AC, preferring fresh air....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WE NOW HAVE FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS FOR OUR GUESTS. All you need is your computer. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in on lanai and is for use with this unit only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    There is reserved parking for one car directly in front of the condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) One in the living room and one in the bedroom; both are cordless....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample bath and hand towels and washcloths, including two for make-up removal....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is on lanai and is for use with this unit only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have a large variety of pots, pans, and cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes, glasses, utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch (2015)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped Kitchen with utensils (including salad spinner, cookbook, tupperware, etc), Toaster, Blender, Rice Maker, Coffee Maker, Iron and Ironing Board. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    New (2015)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have tried to stock the kitchen with everything we could think of....moreless


  • Golf:

    The Wailea Blue Course surrounds the complex....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This looks directly onto the golf course and beyond it to the West Maui Mountains and partial view of the ocean to the side....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Not allowed in the unit but large gas grills are available at nearby pool....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The Wailea Tennis Club is adjacent to the Grand Champions, but we are NOT on the side facing the courts so no noise!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are two shared swimming pools. The Adult Pool, with ocean views, is just a few steps away (but NOT close enough for you to hear people in the pool!)...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Both swimming pools have a large hot tub/spa....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    There are two hot tubs, one at each pool....moreless



Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
14 night min stay
High Season 2017
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning (my cost) $120 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.25%


Re: Payment terms: Certain rentals may require 3 separate payments instead of 2. Re: Rentals of less than one week (or less than two weeks in High Season) CAN occur if time requested is between two existing reservations. OWNER WILL CLARIFY. ALSO: RENTALS MADE WITHIN 2 MONTHS OF ARRIVAL WILL MEAN THE ENTIRE RENTAL PAYMENT WILL BE MADE IMMEDIATELY. CANCELLATIONS: Any cancellation made 60 days before arrival will result in a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations within 60 days of arrival will depend on re-rental of the property.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahului Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joe's Bar and Grill
Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI, USA
Nearest Golf
Wailea Blue Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Piilani Highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joe's, Matteo's Osteria, Minoli's, Tommy Bahamas,
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Boogie Boarding, Wind Surfing, Whale Watching, Live Entertainment, and much, much more


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am a retired psychiatrist who lived in San Francisco for 35 years, until moving to Maui in 2008. San Francisco is still my favorite city in the world, but 'Maui no ka oi' (Maui is the best!). According to the stats, we have the best weather, year around, of any place on earth, and Kihei/Wailea/Makena have the best weather on Maui.

Why the Owner Chose Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI, USA:
I chose this condo in the Grand Champions in Wailea because the floor plan makes the unit seem much more spacious, especially for a one bedroom. - with 2 baths! The condo has beautiful views - of the golf course, West Maui mountains, and there is a partial ocean view. The Grand Champions is in the center of Wailea, and The Shops of Wailea, the big luxury hotels, superb restuarants, and most importantly, the fabulous beaches are all less then a 5 minute drive or a leisurely walk.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The condo is called 'Olu Olu' which in Hawaiian means cool, refreshing, satisfied, happy, cordial, and gracious. These are the feelings that come to mind when staying here.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome to Olu Olu.  This is picture of the Bamboo Forest in Hana.

    Welcome to Olu Olu. This is picture of the Bamboo Forest in Hana.

  • This feels bigger than a 1 bedroom!

    This feels bigger than a 1 bedroom!

  • Dragonfly artwork.

    Dragonfly artwork.

  • Well stocked kitchen with new appliances

    Well stocked kitchen with new appliances

  • HD flatscreen TV and DVD.

    HD flatscreen TV and DVD.

  • Excellent ventilation throughout.

    Excellent ventilation throughout.

  • View from your lanai.  You can see the ocean!

    View from your lanai. You can see the ocean!

  • A second pool across from the entrance is available for kids.

    A second pool across from the entrance is available for kids.

  • Tennis anyone?  The Wailea Tennis Club is just steps away.

    Tennis anyone? The Wailea Tennis Club is just steps away.

  • My front yard but you would have seen this from Olu Olu!

    My front yard but you would have seen this from Olu Olu!

  • Desk for computer/writing.

    Desk for computer/writing.

  • Spacious living room with screen door for ventilation.

    Spacious living room with screen door for ventilation.

  • Bedroom with 2 windows and A/C.  Many guests have complimented the mattress!

    Bedroom with 2 windows and A/C. Many guests have complimented the mattress!

  • Private master bath with shower.

    Private master bath with shower.

  • The guest bathroom.

    The guest bathroom.

  • View across fairway.

    View across fairway.

  • Grand Champions Front Pool

    Grand Champions Front Pool

  • Makena Beach, also known as Big Beach, with Little Beach up over the lava flow.

    Makena Beach, also known as Big Beach, with Little Beach up over the lava flow.

  • Believe it or not, sunsets like tis are not uncommon!

    Believe it or not, sunsets like tis are not uncommon!

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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