Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Kathy Rain
Hi. We are Michael and Kathy Rain,owners of #1216 Penthouse at the Mahana. We are Realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area with Coldwell Banker Real Estate and are very particular about properties. Michael is also a professional musician playing guitar for over 55 years with 2 CD's including one Hawaiian CD called Island Rain. We are passionate about each other after 39 years together and our love of Maui. We are avid hikers and have had the most incredible hikes around the Island. The Mahana is our second home and our goal is to rent to couples that would like to feel like it is their second home too. Aloha Nui Loa.
Kathy Rain purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Kathy Rain chose Lahaina
As long time Realtors in the San Francisco Coastal communities, we wanted to find a view vacation home that was as good or better than what we have at home. When we decided to purchase a vacation home in Hawaii, we visted the 4 main Islands as well as Lanai. We looked for an Island that would have enough to do without the big city feel and population and where we wouldn't have to be concerned with major bad weather. Maui was the perfect choice. We went to every part of the Island and settled on North Kaanapali Beach. We looked at every condo complex and found that the Mahana was the only all oceanfront condo. We also loved the fact that the bedroom faced the water instead of the mountain. We only wanted the top floor, 12th-Penthouse, and we wanted the Lanai building. We found the perfect place.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the fact that there is a reef in front of the Mahana which means that to access the water, you would have to go 100 yards in either direction. This keeps the beach activity and noise in front of our condo down to a minimum. There is boardwalk that starts just south of our building that goes all the way to the Hyatt Hotel which about 2.5 miles. What a wonderful walk to get coffee or 'earn' your lunch at the many great places in Kaanapali. BTW, we also continue walking south to Lahaina. The Maui bus system is great and we can take a return bus ride that drops us off 1 block away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Deck unusable in afternoon to early evening
This is a beautiful and very comfortable condo. It is quiet and has a great view but the deck is so hot in the afternoon to sun down that you can’t use the deck and totally lose the living room view because of the heat.
Stay at Mahana Penthouse
We selected the Mahana for its location directly on the ocean and the balcony off the bedroom. We wanted to be able to open the door and listen to the ocean while we slept. We selected unit 1216 because of the pictures. The unit is beautiful and exactly as shown. The floor to ceiling windows in the living room provide an amazing view and there is complete privacy. This unit is on the top floor of the building. You don't see anyone below or next to you. Unless you look down over the balcony it appears you are directly on the ocean. You can tell that this condo was set up as a second home and not as a vacation rental. Everything is top notch and well taken care of. Kathy was very responsive to questions before and during our stay. We would highly recommend this condo.
Some of our favorite activities in Maui included Mama's Fish House, Warren and Annabelle's, Old Lahaina Luau and Maui Zipline which is on a tropical plantation. The plantation is worth a visit even without the zipline.
Gorgeous condo with breathtaking views and lovely furnishings. Fully equipped, comfortable and lots of attention to details to make our stay memorable. We have stayed in numerous condos in this Mahana complex and this is definitely in our top favorites ‼️
Wonderful stay, beautiful condo!
We just returned from a 9 day stay in Mahana unit 1216. The condo is gorgeous! We have been coming to the Mahana for over 10 years and are accustomed to the breathtaking views in all the different units we’ve stayed in. 1216 is by far the most beautiful and well taken care of condo we’ve stayed in. The furnishings are gorgeous. My husband and I really appreciated the extremely comfortable bed. Both of us have back issues and we have a very high end bed at home. It’s always a challenge to sleep well when we travel. This wasn’t a problem in 1216! Mahalo Kathy, for sharing your beautiful condo with us!
Walking into the condo your first impression is the stunning view! Second, we were impressed by the quality of the unit. Everything was in working order, clean, and comfortable. Even though our stay was at the end of the whale season we were able to catch whales breaching as well as turtles up close to the shore! We really enjoyed our meals on the lanai with such privacy. Though we were there for two weeks we still didn't get to see all that we planned so hopefully we will get to return and if we do we won't hesitate to stay at this lovely condo.
Lovely condo with unbeatable ocean front view. We had a wonderful experience, and I would stay again. However, our stay had a rocky start; the check-in computer showed that we did NOT have a reservation. I called 2 cell phone numbers and sent an email, but the owners were out of contact on a flight. Finally I tried 6 variations on the spelling of my name in the computer system. Success!
Day 2 started with a toilet clog. I reached Kathy on her cell phone, and she quickly arranged a fix.