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A Hawaiian Classic: the “Live Aloha Suite”

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--no big walled—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, kiteboarders, 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 to 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
Doug Sage
Member since: 2008
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Doug 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!

Doug Sage purchased this condo in 2006

Why Doug 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
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • 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), a closet organizer with shelving, chest of drawers, study desk, comfortable yet supportive bed. Fresh pillows at least once a year.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A Hawaiian Classic: the “Live Aloha Suite”
average rating of 4.928571 based on 49 reviews
5

Amazing views and perfect room

  • 5 of 5

The room had everything we needed. Fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, plenty of towels, items to use on the beach and the best part was the amazing view from the balcony. Everything was very clean and truly felt like home. We loved our stay here, highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland,CA
5

Perfect Condo, amazing views, won't be disappointed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Sugar Beach Resort the past nine years and have stayed in a different unit each time. We can say by far Doug's unit 416 is one of the best we've stayed in. The view from the lanai is perfect, some units at SBR have extruding walls that block your view in one direction, Doug's is clear both ways. Trust us, it makes a huge difference. Doug has provided everything you need for your stay, beach chairs, umbrella, snorkel set and coolers. One of the reasons we stay at SBR is the fact you can BBQ right on the beach and save $$$. Eating out in Maui can be expensive. Doug's kitchen had more than enough cookware and utensils, the best stocked kitchen we've had. Plus the biggest surprise for us was that his ice maker absolutely kicks ass, we were never short on ice and we filled our cooler everyday!!! That may sound strange, but trust me, if you go to any beach away from the condo, you're gonna need ice. Usually we have to go buy foil, tupperware, spices, etc...but Doug had it all!! Unit 416 has everything you will need, if you stay here and find something to complain about, you're unreasonable ;)

Book this unit and have one less thing to worry about.

As far as the pool and spa go, we can't really comment on them, but they do look nice. We've just NEVER used them. We can't figure out why people travel to Maui and sit by a POOL?? The ocean is literally 50' away. Waves are small and gentle, perfect for all ages. If you want to hang by a pool, stay at a Hilton ;)

Mahalo

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Sugar Beach Resort. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for miles each way on this beach. The condo was exactly as advertised. They provided everything we needed including beach and snorkel gear. The grounds and the pool were clean and well maintained. It is a little ways away from Kihei, so you have to drive to get to the restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexico, NY
5

Perfect Maui Beachfront!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Maui. Your condo was perfect for us. Beach front or poolside whatever your choice. All the conveniences in the condo you could want or need and more. Convenient to many areas of interest. Walk, drive, shop, enjoy!! Home sweet home!! We loved it and would definitely choose this location again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Point, NC
5

A beautiful luxury condo right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautifully appointed condo! We sat out on the Lana’i every morning with coffee literally on the beachfront, and the sunsets... amazing! The bed was so comfy and the kitchen had new appliances and lovely granite countertops — just perfect. It is centrally located to all of Maui with restaurants and shops nearby. The complex also has a nice pool and hot tub. But our favorite was the incredible snorkeling in the ocean right in front of the condo! Thanks for our lovely vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

March 2018

  • 5 of 5

A lovely one bedroom condo on the 4th floor with waterfront. Perfect for one couple. Everything is thoughtfully provided and very clean. We would recommend this unit to friends.

Note: Too small for entertaining. perfect for two.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

Door Access Code Change $60 + Tax
Housekeeping $115 + Tax

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.