Crew Rest Maui is a hidden gem at the north end of Ma'alaea Bay in South Maui. Our privately owned two bedroom, two bath beachfront 'home away from home' is a corner unit on the second floor of a four-story building directly at the water's edge. Our private lanai, 30 feet from the ocean, looks across white sand beach and ocean to neighboring Islands, the world-famous Molokini crater, and 10,000 foot Haleakala. It provides the perfect winter viewing spot to watch, up close and personal, the mother hump back whales train their young for their long trip back to the Northern Pacific.
Inside you'll enjoy new granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, new Indonesian teak cabinetry throughout, new ceiling fans, new tile in the master shower, new sinks and faucets, fresh paint throughout, new rugs, brand new sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress, new counter-height dining set, and brand new entertainment center with 55" flat screen TV. Just click through our photos to see all these gorgeous improvements.
There are huge benefits to a corner unit on the second floor: the added security of not being at ground level, the privacy of having bedroom windows looking out on the beautiful courtyard, pool and ocean instead of sidewalk and parking lot and the absence of foot traffic past your private lanai. (Before booking in Kanai a Nalu, understand that the guest bedrooms of non-corner units look out onto the parking lot. Our guest bedroom has a full ocean view.)
The master bedroom has a comfortable California King-size bed with a private bath and wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views of the beach, gardens, and pool/BBQ area. The second bedroom, with a view of the pool, courtyard and ocean, has twin beds that can be made up as a king. A second bathroom is across a small alcove. A queen-size sleeper couch in the living room can accommodate up to 2 additional guests.
We have gone above and beyond to provide you the little touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible and make Crew Rest Maui feel like your home away from home. We've added plenty of plush beach towels, dish/laundry soap, beach toys and boogie boards, liquid soap in the bathrooms, velvet non-slip hangers, Keurig coffee maker, keyless entry keypad, secure WiFi, and a well-equipped kitchen with EVERYTHING you'll need.
Our private lanai gives us much enjoyment - reading, eating, whale watching or just plain relaxing to the sound of the gentle surf. We constantly enjoy watching sea turtles directly offshore from our lanai. Sugar Beach, which runs in front of our condo, continues east to the north end of Kihei as part of the Kealia Nature Preserve. This protected land translates to no development, no traffic, and no problems - just 4 miles of empty white sand beach!
Just down the street from our condo, you'll find the core of Maalaea and the harbor area. This adorable seaside village offers a wide variety of activities such as snorkeling excursions and sunset cruises, shopping, delicious dining options, mini golf, an aquarium, and the Pacific Whale Foundation.
We feel the central location of our condo is ideal for exploring all of Maui. You're just 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the North Shore, 10 minutes from Kihei, 20 minutes from Lahaina, and 5 miles or less from several golf course options.
Our favorite aspect of Kanai a Nalu is the quiet, laid back feel of the complex and this stretch of beach. If you like the hustle and bustle of crowded resorts where you sleep in a cramped hotel room and share a beach and pool with hundreds of people while enjoying a $15 cocktail, this is not the place for you. Crew Rest Maui offers the ultimate in beachfront relaxation. Our spacious condo, uncrowded beach and pool, and quiet, low-key ambience provide the best vacation experience available on Maui.