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Classic Hawaii at "The Live Aloha Suite” - Sugar Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is a beachfront upgraded unit--a Sugar Beach gem--with true Hawaiian flavor. The architecturally designed condo unit features maple cabinets, granite counters, beautiful Italian floor tiles, ambiance lighting, island-style woodwork, built-in casework in the traditional Hawaiian plantation style and a comforting small pebble tile shower. See the 'Live Aloha Suite' videos on Youtube for a tour of this tastefully built condominium.

Cast open the floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and take in Maui at it’s best. The soothing ocean waves and marvelous sunrises and sunsets remind you that you are in a very special place. Your Hawaiian experience is enhanced by the tropical décor offset by the palm trees’ gentle sway from the trade winds. This is a prime location condominium unit. It does not have the extended lanai wall, as do so many SBR condos. No extended wall means the unobstructed view is beautiful (see the video). The classically beautiful floor tile extends from the living area through the lanai for the feeling of an expanded living area. You are truly on the beach on Maui with all of the sights and smells you expect. Sit on your 4th floor private lanai and watch the Hawaiian lifestyle unfold before you. Enjoy the outrigger club races, snorkelers, beach walkers, swimmers, kite boarders, stand up paddlers and during the season, breaching whales and sea turtles. Or, sit in the living room to enjoy the same scene! This unit is truly “front and center”, yet amazingly private. One feels as if in a beach house without neighbors, owing in part to the hypnotic waves, tranquil setting and beautiful interiors.

Sugar Beach Resort is a "green minded" community. A significant portion of our electrical is generated from rooftop solar panels. Our beautiful grounds are watered from an on-site well to conserve the precious water. Our pools are heated by solar thermal energy. You might not notice the differences, but they are there because we love the wonder of natural Hawaii and strive to keep it that way!

Kihei is known for enjoying Maui’s better weather. Sugar Beach Resort (SBR) is located north of Kihei Town for that “get away from it all” feeling. Yet, it is close enough to Kihei and Wailea to sample their fares—entertainment and restaurants. West Maui with Lahaina is a picturesque, scenic, twenty-minute drive away. Neighboring Kealia Pond is a national refuge, which exhibits native flora and fauna. SBR is situated in a unique and rare setting.

THE LIVE ALOHA SUITE is tastefully designed and appointed, fresh, clean and lovingly cared for by the owners. The island artwork is authentic and the unit has more than sufficient necessities. Come stay in the best apartment in Sugar Beach Resort, on the loveliest and longest sandy beach on Maui. Your stay will be memorable. (managed on island by Maui Condo & Home, LLC)

Keywords: condo, suite, beachfront, romantic, relaxing, view activity, private, cool, remodeled, clean, upgraded, Hawaiian flavor, exotic, spectacular, comfortable, quiet, updated, architectural, natural, green, renewable

More Details

Property Manager
Douglas Sage
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Douglas Sage

Doug and Starla Sage live in Edmonds Wa. For a time, in our early twenties, we lived on Maui and fell in love with the place. Doug owns a construction management firm in Seattle and Starla is retired due to a successful double lung transplant in 2011. We love to travel, and spend time in Pismo Beach, CA, La Conner and the San Juan Islands, WA, as well as Sugar Beach. We are looking forward to

Doug's retirement when we can spend more time in our lovely Maui condo.

In the meantime, I volunteer at the UW Lung Transplant Center helping others cope with transplant issues. I also volunteer at my local food bank, and when on Maui, at a homeless soup kitchen, Hale Kau Kau. It is great to get to know the locals through my volunteering.

We have one grown son who has written and produced songs for Grammy winning recording artist, Macklemore. Life is Good and we are very thankful!

Douglas Sage purchased this condo in 2006

Why Douglas Sage chose Kihei

We spent a lot of time deciding where to buy on Maui. We love West Maui, but felt it had become too crowded. South Maui, and specifically north Kihei, is much more relaxed. We love to walk and swim and have access to the many Maui amenities. Sugar Beach is 5 miles long, a tranquil swimming beach and centrally located. It met all our needs. Sugar Beach has air conditioning in the units, whereas most places do not. It is nice to have that option, at times it can get pretty hot. I also liked that it has a hot tub and lovely grounds. Many guests return year after year. So much to do, so little time. You have to come back!

What makes this condo unique

Doug wanted to upgrade the condo, and while I was waiting for my transplant, he hired a well known Seattle architect to add something special to the place. I was a bit worried as I didn't have the energy to give any input. So, when I saw it after the remodel, I was blown away! Isn't it nice to walk into something you didn't expect and be thrilled?! We're sure you'll be thrilled too!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Doug and Starla, Thank you for the fruit and goodie basket, what a nice surprise and welcome to your beautiful condo. You have certainly done a wonderful job of updating and decorating. We are sure that it is the nicest condo at Sugar Beach and feel spoiled.

Hopefully the next time we go to Maui, it will be available. Again, Thank you, Dick and Susan (this response from a repeat guest)
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Kihei Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully tiled for cleanliness. Fresh towels and beach towel provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 king
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Putting green, restaurant-ba, ecursion coordinators, massage therapist

Reviews

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Classic Hawaii at "The Live Aloha Suite” - Sugar Beach
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 42 reviews
5

Truly Hawaiian

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this condo reminds you that you're in Hawaii, in a beautiful way. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding condo for one couple.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Doug's condo during our first week in Maui, and then moved into a bigger one when the "kids" showed up! We loved it in every way. This unit has the best view in the building as there are no obstructions either north or south. Just amazing views. We wished that the lanai had a light for evening meals, but not a "biggy". Sugar beach is magnificent - the endless beach walking and swimming in either direction was incredible. We loved Dina's Sandwitch, a funky little community tavern with great food, music, drink, warm hospitality and community feel. We also appreciated and used the little dive/tour shop on the premises. The decor and design of the main living area was really beautiful, and it was very comfortable. We knew that being on the very north edge of Kihei was remote from the commercial areas, but still wished that the roads would be more walk-friendly. However the quality of the beach-walking made up for it. This is a perfect condo for a single couple who doesn't mind being a bit away from the centre. We would return for sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome - We will definitely return to this lovely unit.

  • 5 of 5

If possible, I would give this property a higher rating than five stars. It has been beautifully remodeled and is well equipped with chairs, beach towels, kitchen items, etc.

My husband and I were in awe from the moment we walked in and saw the beautiful view of the ocean. This unit is truly ocean front, countless hours were spent sitting on the lanai listening to the ocean and watching the waves crashing on the beach. Every night we were able to have a front row seat to watch the sunset.

I was also fortunate to have a fabulous massage at Massage Maui which is on site at this resort.

We are already planning ahead to our next stay here. Thank you Doug and Starla for sharing your island home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our Hawaii 5 0

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this condo last week, an eight night stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely stay here again for our next vacation to Maui. The condo is nicely furnished, the bed was very comfortable and the property grounds are nicely maintained. Just show up and enjoy your time here. Our favorite part of our stay, of course, is the fact that the ocean is right there... We started every morning with a cup of coffee on the patio and finished every night with a beverage on the patio. The owner of the property is also very reachable and accommodating. Thanks Doug! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view of the ocean right off your lanai, steps away from the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at the condo. Our first was for our honeymoon. We returned for a wedding. I searched for a condo closer to the wedding venue, but in the end, choose Sugar beach again! The view is the best, and so close you can hear the waves. Beautiful and relaxing condo. We love the kitchen and the extra amenities available, like a boogie board, beach chairs and towels, etc etc

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haleakala National Park (Kula)
"Great hikes, not to mention the sunrise."
Jaws (Peahi)
5 Palms Restaurant
"A great place to have pupus at sunset!"
La Perouse Bay
"Great snorkeling area."
Hula Grill Kaanapali
"A favorite place to have a drink and a bite to eat after a swim."
Kula Lodge
"A great place to stop for lunch after a day of driving."
Mama's Fish House
"Once in a lifetime restaurant. Great ambiance."
Sugar Beach Resort
"Great swimming and walking area. Mild surf and early morning snorkeling."

boogie-boarding, snorkeling, diving, petroglyphs

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $115 + Tax
Door Access Code Change $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Base rates do not include housekeeping and resort fees. Fees listed are a general idea as to the rental rate as required by VRBO. Contact the owner for the specific rental rates. Credit cards fees will apply for credit card use. Full refund on cancellations up to 60 days. Refund up to 60 days prior to arrival date possible if dates are occupied by others.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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