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Paradise Found - Beachfront Condo - New upgrades - Kana #217

Bedrooms 2
Space 957 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Quiet, romantic, tropical Kana'i A Nalu, at the north end of Ma'alaea Bay in South Maui, provides a unique setting for your Hawaiian vacation. Our privately owned two bedroom two bath beachfront 'home away from home' is a corner unit on the second floor of a 4 story building at water's edge. Our private lanai, 30 feet from the ocean, looks across white sand beach and ocean to neighboring Islands 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

In November 2016 new granite counter tops were installed in the kitchen and both bathrooms. Also new tile in the master shower. New sinks and faucets with all that. New ceiling fans and lights. All so new that just a few new images posted!

Enjoy all the benefits of 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.

All prices are in US Dollars.

The master bedroom has a comfortable cal king-size bed with a private bath and wall to wall windows with full view of beach, courtyard and pool. 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. The tropical furnishing throughout and the well stocked full kitchen and generous supply of beach gear will make your vacation one of easy comfort. Our private lanai gives us much pleasure - reading, eating, whale watching or just plain relaxing to the sound of the gentle surf. Our Green Sea Turtles are seen 10 to 15 feet offshore and the reef just off our beach delights the snorkelers. The beach in front of our condo continues to the north end of Kihei as part of the Kealia Nature Preserve: this translates to no development, no traffic and no problems - just 4 miles of empty white sand beach.

There is WiFi in the condo.

A five to ten minute walk from our condo presents a wide variety of activities: snorkel and sunset cruises from the marina, a world class aquarium, miniature golf park and bumper boats, a small shopping area and many different restaurants. The eating choices range from the various restaurants through other excellent, less pricey eateries to Carl's Jr and a Deli/convenience store.

We provide the best of both worlds on Maui. If you are running away from work, snow and cold, or responsibilities in general, our laid back remnant of 'Old Maui' will have you relaxed in no time. If you want activity and want to see the Island, you are 15 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from the North Shore, Lahaina, Kihei and Wailea, and 5 miles or less from 4 golf courses. When you are overwhelmed with all the activities available on the Island, trade the traffic and heavily populated tourist areas for the quiet serenity of Ma'alaea; dig your toes into the white sand beach in front of your own private lanai and unwind to the sound of the surf and the trade winds blowing thru palm fronds.

We Welcome You to Our Paradise Found!

Keywords: Condominium, beachfront, sandy beach, oceanfront

More Details

Lena Andersson W01149170-01
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Lena Andersson W01149170-01

We are Don, a retired airline pilot, who grew up in Chicago and Arizona: and Colleen, a retired interior designer, from Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Lena Andersson W01149170-01 purchased this condo in 1998

Why Lena Andersson W01149170-01 chose Wailuku

It was love at first sight. We had stayed for several years up in Kaanapali back in the early '70s and found it too crowded, too congested - even then. Now it was 1998 and we were giving Maui another try, staying up the street, before the beach starts. We walked through the grounds at Kana'i A Nalu and we were hooked. Still feel the same 17 years later.

What makes this condo unique

Relaxed Island living with a great view of the islands, beach and ocean. Love watching the whales come back every year - they are in so close we can watch the mothers teaching the babies. Enjoy the friendships developed over the years with the other owners and the many renters that return year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your condo was perfect for us – so much more space than a hotel (the teens having their own bathroom was a blessing!!).

A great central location to explore the island and with such a fantastic view – we ate many meals on the balcony and made good use of the BBQ. Good surf right off the beach and even saw turtles several times. We enjoyed snorkeling at Molokini (went with the small Red Boat tours which I would highly recommend as we got to snorkel the drop as well). Did the bike ride down Haleakala, walked some of the ridge trails, hired SUPs and surfboards, drove around both volcanoes – loved some of the beaches by Hana.

The kids went paragliding which was a real treat captured on GoPro. Enjoyed a food tour of Lahaina and the more quirky fun scene of Paia. And tried the Maui Brewing Cos beers too.

So loads of photos and many fond memories.
Jul 2015
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Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 957 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second bath has tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Insuite master bath has a shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Corner bedroom with view of the Ocean and courtyard
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be made up as king. View of Ocean/courtyard
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has queen size sleeper sofa
  • King size beds (1), Twin Beds (2) can be joined to make king bed., Living room(1) Queen size sofa bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels, Charcoal and Gas Grills


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Paradise Found - Beachfront Condo - New upgrades - Kana #217
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean and well-appointed, but the most outstanding thing is the view. It's right on Maalaea Bay. You get to see every whale and turtle out there right from the lanai. It's also close to the beach and easy to park nearby.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you saw all those wonderful animals and right from the lanai. You just can't beat that. And I know you liked the condo and area so much you already booked for next year. Thank you so much.
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we stayed at Don and Colleen's condo. This latest time was 8/5/07 through 8/21/07. They have a very nice condo, great for a family. I love the location and that is an end unit. Master looks over the beach and pool, 2nd looks over the pool. No issues with not wanting to leave a window open in the 2nd bedroom since a lot of the time the second bedrooms face a walkway. Lanai looks directly onto the beach (35 ft). No A/C, but it is not needed with the tradewinds that come through the valley and through Maalaea. Nice central location 20-25 minutes to Lahina, 10 minutes to central Kihei, 10 minutes to Kahalui. Like not being in the middle of a "city", sugarcane field behind complex. A little market within walking distance up the street for the emergency milk or small needs. I like the tile floor throughout the unit, so much easier to see that it is clean than carpet. We usually had breakfast at the condo, 75 / 25 on dinner, using the BBQ's out by the pool is very nice setting (they have gas a charcoal). Had no problems with anything, a non issue which is how it is supposed to work.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, this condo has all the amenities we needed to have a great vacation. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and cookware, the owners have thoughtfully provided a cooler and beach chairs, and the beds are super comfortable. We're dreaming of the day we can go back to this condo and enjoy the incredible ocean and mountain views from the lanai.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the island and the condo. I look forward hearing from you upon your return to Maui.
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Castle Rock, Colorado

Great Condo and Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach front. Enjoyed the lanai and sunrise every morning. The condo is well stocked from the kitchen to the closet full of beach toys, umbrellas and chairs.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the condo (again) and also had fun times on the island. Looking forward hearing from you again.
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Clean, comfortable condo with amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four visited Maui for the first time this August for a full week. This condo was perfect for us. Not only was it clean and comfortable, but it had everything we needed for our days on the beach including beach chairs, umbrella, towels, and even a cooler! We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the mornings and evenings and watching the surf crash. The proximity to the water is truly amazing. The beach is wonderful and proved to be a favorite evening walk to watch the turtles.

We arrived very late on Saturday night, but found we did not have to worry about breakfast the next day, as there was a beautiful loaf of banana bread and coffee waiting for us. What a welcome treat!

We noticed that some units had an air conditioning unit and were perplexed about why this would be necessary. The trade winds supply a perfect cooling breeze when doors and windows are left open. An AC unit simply takes up valuable space on the lanai. So happy this unit did not have one!

Thank you for a brilliant stay in Maui and for the excellent communication leading to our stay. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great stay on the island and of course a great stay in our condo. Thank you for your kind note and I sure hope to hear from your family again.
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice to stay in this unit. It is front row ocean front, however it was even closer to the water than I thought from the pictures. Being an end unit is also a great feature, the cross breeze was really nice and every room had a great view. The condo was clean, and very nicely equipped. We would definitely stay here again when returning to Maui. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maui Ocean Center
Pacific Whale Foundation
Stella Blues Cafe
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kahului OGG
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
King Kamahamaha
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
Maalaea Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
One time cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.41%

All prices are in US dollars. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.