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Popular Island Sands Ocean View Rental

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Islands Sands is oceanside on Maalaea Bay, and has been very popular with visitors over the years. Just some of the amenities that Island Sands offers are a location on a peaceful dead end street, a heated pool with gas BBQs and picnic tables, a beautiful garden setting, and reserved parking. Complementary doughnuts and coffee provided Friday morning in the pool area is a great way to meet locals and fellow visitors.

Our unit is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium with a beautiful ocean view. Each bedroom has a queen bed. We have furnished our unit so we feel at home during our stays on Maui, and we are sure you will feel comfortable as well. Many of our guests return every year for their vacation. The condo comes fully furnished, including linen, bathroom towels, and beach towels. The fully-equipped, granite countertop kitchen contains a dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer. We have cooling ceiling fans throughout, and an air-conditioner, which we rarely use since the Hawaiian trade winds that come through Maalaea keep the temperature just right. Cable TV and DSL High-Speed Internet Access is available.

Our unit is on the ground floor. I mention this because some visitors think they get better views from higher floors. We love our view, and much prefer being able to enter the unit through the garden versus having to take elevators or stairs and a hallway every time we go to the pool or poolside barbeque, or every time we leave and return home.

Maalaea is considered by some to be one of Hawaii’s “Best Kept Secrets”. It’s central location between Lahaina and Wailea allows easy excursions to all parts of the island. The popular destination spots in Makena, Wailea, Kaanapali and Kapalua are all within a half hour drive of this small ocean front community. Walk 5 minutes one way from Island Sands to a 4-mile long beach and an extensive natural wetlands; the morning walks on this secluded beach are memorable. Walk 5 minutes the other way from Island Sands to Maalaea Village and Harbor. Maalaea Village has the wonderful Maui Ocean Center aquarium, shops, and restaurants. The Village is also a bus transportation hub for getting to many parts of the island. Maalaea Harbor is the center for boat trips that offer snorkeling, fishing, sunset cruises, dinner cruises, and whale watching. Or stay ‘home’ and, while having a cocktail on your lanai or barbequing oceanside next to the pool, watch the breaching humpback whales (November-April) or Hawaii’s talented surfers take on the challenging “Freight Train”. The sun rise over Haleakala is magical.

Two notes for visitors to Maui.
- Maalaea is a windy part of the island. While some visitors are bothered at times by the wind, the locals view this as a plus because we never have to use our air conditioning.
- Bugs are sometimes visitors to the condo. This is part of life being on a tropical island.

Maui has something to offer for everyone, and we are sure you will have a wonderful stay with us.

Keywords: Condominium
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Safe for keeping valuables


  • Books:

    Island Sands office has library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    DSL with router...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    One reserved off street spot, additional parking on street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    1 reserved off street parking spot...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


Write a review 4.6
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jan 9 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Shoulder season
Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday season
Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2018
7 night min stay
Hign Season
Jan 10 - Apr 15, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $135 + tax
  • Registration fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


20% (minimum$200) non-refundable deposit due upon reservation. Full payment due 1 month before arrival.

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kahalui (OGG)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beach Bums
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beach Bums
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Haycroft Park

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Maui has been our part-time home for 20 years. Randy is retired from the computer business, and Maria has been in fashion sales and teaching. Randy is a gringo who speaks only English, while Maria is Chilean and completely bilingual in English and Spanish. We own homes in beach communties of Santa Barbara, Maui, and Zapallar, Chile; we obviously like to follow the sun. We live to snorkel, bodysurf, and golf. Since 2003, we have traveled even more than usual, including SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia), extensively around South America (Machu Picchu, Argentina, but mostly Chile), Europe (most recently Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Croatia, Prague), and around the US including Alaska, the Northwest, and the Northeast.

Why the Owner Chose Maalaea, HI, USA:
Randy's mother has a condo in Maalaea at Island Sands, and we bought the next door unit. No better place to visit Mom than Maui.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Barbequing by the ocean, and, in season, watching the whales breach or the surfer's riding the 'freight train' wave while we do it. We love having a ground level condo, being able to go thru the garden to the pool or poolside barbeque rather than using stairs, elevator, or hallway. A central location on Maui, making travel to all other parts of the island easier, while being able to return to a quiet location on the island. We love Maalaea's natural cooling with the tradewinds rather than having to often use the air-conditioner if we were in Lahaina or Kihei

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

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  • Condo ocean frontage

    Condo ocean frontage

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Lanai and ocean view

    Lanai and ocean view

  • Seaside pool area

    Seaside pool area

  • Island Sands Resort lies right on Maalaea Bay

    Island Sands Resort lies right on Maalaea Bay

  • Maui sunset from condo

    Maui sunset from condo

  • Moonlight looking across Maalaea Bay

    Moonlight looking across Maalaea Bay

  • Maui Ocean Center aquarium is a block away

    Maui Ocean Center aquarium is a block away

  • Kahili Golf Course is 5 minutes away

    Kahili Golf Course is 5 minutes away

  • Garden level unit

    Garden level unit

  • Living area, kitchen

    Living area, kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom bamboo privacy screen

    Master bedroom bamboo privacy screen

  • Lanai


  • View from condo lanai

    View from condo lanai

  • Pool, BBQs, and whales

    Pool, BBQs, and whales

  • 'Freight Train', one of Maui's best surfbreaks, is right off the condo

    'Freight Train', one of Maui's best surfbreaks, is right off the condo

  • Moonlight


  • Six miles of beach start 1/2 block from the condo

    Six miles of beach start 1/2 block from the condo

  • Boat rides for Molokini snorkel trip or whale watching cruise at Maalaea Harbor

    Boat rides for Molokini snorkel trip or whale watching cruise at Maalaea Harbor

  • Island Sands

    Island Sands

VRBO #185158

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, March 17, 2017

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