1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
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Great Condo, great location!
Alan's Place was spotless clean, and set up very nicely. Whales visible right from the Lanai. We enjoy the Peace and Quiet this area offers. If we want noise, we can drive to Lahaina, very easily....LOL. Thanks for a great stay.
Robert, we enjoyed hosting you and adding you to our family of guests! I’m so happy that you saw whales from the lanai, and liked the spotless stay in our direct oceanfront home. Please come back again soon. With best aloha, Alan
Nice small place, good location, right on the ocean, well-equipped.
This place is small but very nice. It has a living room separated from a kitchen by a counter, and a bedroom and a bathroom. the living room looks larger than it feels because one wall is all mirror. The sliding glass doors open to a semi-private lanai that opens to a lawn that is shared by the entire building (so people from the upper floors often sit in lounges or at table on the lawn right in your line of sight). The lawn used to have a walking path right on the ocean, but it appears to have been washed away and is now roped off. About 100 feet away is a super tiny sand beach and tidepools and access to the ocean for snorkeling or kayaking.
This place is stocked with various sized coolers, portable beach chairs, boogie boards, many towels, many pillows, extra blanket for sofa-bed, full kitchen, laundry machines, extra batteries, scissors, chip-clips, filtered water pitchers, extra key and parking pass in case you need multiple, etc. - I was pleasantly surprised how many of our potential needs were anticipated by the owner! And he left detailed instructions and suggestions for us. There's also wifi and 2 TVs and ways to stream movies and stuff, but we didn't use any of that except wifi.
Privacy is not really a thing here: people can view into your apartment (but not your bedroom) from the lawn, and if you close the interior blinds they are still see-though. There is a privacy "awning" thing you can pull down, but I couldn't figure out how to attach it to anything and didn't want it blowing in the wind so I didn't use it, but I suspect it's see-through as well.
The location is very nice: about 15 minutes north of old Lahaina, about a 5 minute drive from a Supermarket Times (grocery store), and walkable to a great Farmers Market store (think vegan) and many other stores. It's also only about 10 minutes to Napili bay and maybe 30 minutes to Nakalele blowhole.
Mike, what a great pleasure it was hosting you in our direct oceanfront Maui home right on the beach! You have joined our family of guests who enjoy the Hawaiian living style, the relaxed aloha atmosphere, and resort living looking out at the whales jumping in front of the islands of Lanai and Molokai from your living room! Come back very soon and keep the aloha spirit!
Nice place to stay
We enjoyed staying at the condominium for our two week stay in Maui. We were able to do something via car about every other day. Examples are: that we drove to North Maui for some sightseeing on coastline; day trip to Kihei; day outing to Maui Ocean Center; visited the Kula Gardens; day trip to Haleakala Crater(clear weather at the top!). We also experienced an all day Mahalo Tour of the road to Hana and the southern tip of Maui. That tour is highly recommended if you can afford it. On other days, my daughter and boyfriend practiced snorkeling in swimming pool before venturing out in the ocean front area of the condominium. One day the saw some very pretty and varied fish in the ocean not too far from the beach area. Some of the fish were very similar to what we saw at the Maui Ocean Center. Another day, my wife and I took them to an area just north of the D.T. Fleming Beach Park(Kapalua) and they saw fewer fish but some pretty coral reef and a good size turtle. One morning, we all saw some dolphins off in the distance in ocean heading in northerly direction. Early in the stay, the young adults also saw few turtles near the rocky and sandy beach area to the south of the property. My daughter's boyfriend was very good at using the nearby barbecue and prepared some very delicious evening meals for us!. We experienced some very interesting and pretty sunsets during our stay.
We had an initial problem with few linen supply items our first night stay. However, we had immediate resolution to our concern the next day. Thank you housekeeping department. We did not experience any other issues during our stay. The parking lot area was a bit of a challenge for me because the spacing seemed tight for me, but I managed okay.
Shopping for groceries was fairly easy nearby.
A few days before our departure for return to Eureka CA, we met Alan and Steve (owners) momentarily as they were in the area to work on another one of their units. It was great to meet them.
We enjoyed our stay.
How wonderful it was to have you stay with us in our home, Randy and family. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back again very soon in Maui. Thanks for all the kind words and keep the aloha spirit! With very best regards, Alan
Nice stay in Maui
This is our second stay at this very nice one bedroom condo. Our last stay was 2-3 years ago. This first floor condo, is ocean front, with a retaining wall, not a sand beach in front. There are stairs you can access down to the water, ( the wall is currently under repair). The sea turtles like to come in and feed off the plants growing on the rocks, so look for turtles. The condo itself is nice, the sliding door and screen door are tough to open and could use either some work or replacement. There is AC in the main room, which is nice being on the first floor and the afternoon sun beats in and heats the condo up at night time. The kitchen comes with basic amenities. The Condo was clean, a few dead bugs but you are in a tropical climate, expect it. We enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back some time soon.
Great Location, but...
Great location!! But... when we first arrived, the toilet was clogged, could not plunge it, had to call the repairman. Next, the lint basket in the dryer looked as if it had never been cleaned out. The vacuum that was provide, had zero suction and also needs to be cleaned out, so I ended up using the little dust buster. The lint was so packed in there, it was a fire hazard. The fold out bed had sand and blood spots on the protective cover. There was sand in the bathroom and that fan in the ceiling needs a good cleaning. Lightbulb burnt out in the fridge. I bought hand soap dispensers, papertowels and left them there along with a can of Lysol. There were 3 hairdryers…not one of them worked. From your details and requests that was provided, I assumed that the condo would be immaculate. I would suggest you find new housekeeping. The condo could use some TLC.
We sincerely wish you would have told Allyn, our maintenance person, of your concerns at the time he was at the condo at your request to change your refrigerator lightbulb. He asked if there were any other issues and asked you to call him if there were. Neither he nor our cleaning crew were notified of anything else. Of course, it is difficult to address items if they are not reported during the stay. Our cleaning crew is a family owned concern and they have been with us for many years, with only positive comments. Neither the preceding guests or the next ones after you reported any such issues. We pride ourselves on our stellar ratings and love to welcome our new guests as well as our ever returning loyal family of guests back to our beautiful direct oceanfront Maui home to share in our spirit of Aloha.
Wonderful ocean front (literally) condo
We spend 4 weeks in this condo and enjoyed it immensely. When we checked in we found the initial supplies (soap, paper towels, t paper etc) were adequate to generous - always nice when you don't have to make a quick run to the store! The king bed was comfortable and there were plenty of fresh towels. The condo was perfect for the 2 of us. I think you could add a couple of kids and it still would be comfortable. If in the future we would come back to the area, we certainly would consider this condo again.
We so enjoyed having you Karl and guests at our direct oceanfront Maui home. We would love to see you back with us as soon as you can. With best aloha, Alan