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Location, Location, Vacation! On Beautiful Maalaea Bay...You'll Love the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights


About the property

Condo on Sandy Beach, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)

Looking for a spacious 2 bedroom unit with a sublime ocean view that's only 120 feet from the shoreline of a sandy beach? King-size bed a must- have? Look no further. Mort's Port (aka unit 310 Kanai A Nalu) awaits your arrival in beautiful Maalaea Harbor Village.

To see if we have dates open that would work for you, click on the Rates and Availability page. Only hit a button that says or means "Book Now" if you are ready to commit to the rental. Otherwise, "Ask Owner a Question" to get info to help you decide if Mort's Port is your best choice.

If you do book a stay in Mort's Port, this is what we can predict: You won't want to leave. Once you walk into this superb third floor unit in Kanai A Nalu, you'll understand why. The wall-to-wall glass that separates the living area from the lanai presents an astounding and expansive ocean view. The gentle trade winds, the swaying palms, and the sound of the waves will enchant you. If you have ever stayed in the more tourist-populated parts of the island, you will appreciate the relative seclusion and quiet nature of Maalaea.

Within walking distance are the shops and oceanview restaurants at Maalaea Harbor. You'll also find boats departing for snorkeling, diving, and whale watching adventures. The Maui Ocean Center, as impressive an aquarium as you'll find anywhere is also in the harbor area.

If you want to get in the water, you can go down to the sandy beach below the courtyard to swim, snorkel, or have fun with a boogie board. Of course, there is always the option to take a dip in the gated pool located in the center of the courtyard.

If you want to take a scenic walk (or run) along the shoreline, you can go for miles on Sugar Beach, which has just two oceanfront condo buildings beyond ours to the east. Then you're on a vast stretch of sand alongside the Kealia nature preserve, an area that will never be developed.

The condo complex is well constructed (concrete walls and ceilings) and well maintained. Our two bedrooms are real rooms with real doors, not lofts and not sliding screens. If you like your privacy, you will like staying in Mort's Port.

What you see when you walk in the front door (assuming the blinds have been rolled up) is breath-taking. Unlike the majority of oceanview units in our building that are on an angle and present a view of other units across the way, our straight-out view is your visual treat from almost anywhere inside, even the kitchen. While cooking you can look through the living and dining areas and see the ocean's swath of blue. You'll never forget that you are in Hawaii with this beautiful panorama.

When you can pry your eyes from the awesome views of the ocean and Mt. Haleakala (a dormant volcano), you'll notice that the grounds are so well landscaped and manicured that you might think you're in a botanical garden. Even the swimming pool is a visual delight with its tropical-flower-adorned waterfall continuously spilling fresh water down one side.

Just as impressive as what you see outside is what you will find inside the condo. The unit is tastefully decorated, featuring rattan living and dining furniture from the Kauai Collection. Throughout, you will find Hawaiian-themed artwork, mostly by local artists. Décor includes wood carvings, raku pottery, and prints of scenic paintings. (There are also several original-by-owner-Sue watercolors).

You will rejoice at your selection of this condo unit if any of the following are important to you: FAST, PASSWORD-PROTECTED FREE WIFI ; HD FLATSCREEN TVs with CABLE AND DVD PLAYERS; CD's and DVD's in unit; MINI-STEREO SYSTEM; LENDING LIBRARY (no late fees ever), PORTABLE PHONE with FREE LONG DISTANCE (U.S. and Canada); A/C; IN-UNIT SAFE; SPOTTING SCOPE and BINOC's; SNORKELING EQUIPMENT; BOOGIE BOARDS; BEACH CHAIRS and UMBRELLAS; WASHER/DRYER in unit; KINGSIZE BED in MBR; TWIN BEDS (King option) in 2nd BR.

Maybe not important to you now, but wait until you have settled into one of our two CUSHIONED RECLINER LOUNGE CHAIRS (both facing the TV, and one also facing the ocean). You may also find that our four CUSHIONED DINING CHAIRS ON WHEELS are more comfortable and fun to move around on than what you expected.

Upgrades include a KEYLESS ENTRY system that makes arriving and leaving less challenging; BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINETS and PUCK LIGHTING in the kitchen; CUSTOM TILE SHOWERS (one a walk-in) and COMFORT HEIGHT TOILETS in the bathrooms.

Most likely it's not what's inside that you're going to remember for a long time after you leave. Instead, it's probably going to be the incredible views from the lanai and the strolls you took along the shoreline. Imprinted in your mind will be the panoramic scene from the 3rd floor: the lush greenery and tropical flowers in the foreground, the beautiful blue waters of the bay in the middle, and the majestic Haleakala in the background. All that framed by randomly stretching palm trees to complete the picture.

At night, it's just as impressive. The lights twinkling from Kihei across the bay vie for your attention with the stars more bright and more plentiful than you can imagine. You'll see. You really won't want to leave.

[ In compliance with HI law, we are providing our state tax number for Transient Accommodations and General Excise taxes that we collect: 070-029-3120-01. All owners and rental managers are required to provide tax ID's to renters.]

More Details

Sue and Mort Mortenson
Member since: 1999
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:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Sue and Mort Mortenson

Aloha. We are Mort and Sue, retired teachers who live near Chicago. Although we aren't able to come to Maui as often as we would like, every trip is filled with as much excitement as the cruise that introduced us to this marvelous island. Whenever we come to Mort's Port, we spend at least 50% of our time working to improve our home-away-from-home. We strive to make our unit feel as comfortable and look as appealing (in an island kind of way) as we possibly can.

Sue and Mort Mortenson purchased this condo in 1994

Why Sue and Mort Mortenson chose Maalaea

Kanai A Nalu is a beautiful, centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay. The street is relatively quiet, unlike many vacation rentals in nearby towns that have constant traffic whizzing by. We like the building being all-concrete construction and the sandy beach being walkable for miles to the east. It's also nice to be so close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops. In the winter months, we have a great vantage point for seeing whales frolicking in the bay. Turtles can be seen year-round.

What makes this condo unique

Ours is one of the 16 oceanview units that face straight out to the water, 12 of us above ground level. That means that we have a fantastic view of the ocean, both from inside the unit and out on the lanai. Since the straight-out facing units have more lanai space than those on an angle, we are able to provide a spacious table that can accommodate every guest with nobody having their back to the ocean. Another uniqueness is that our unit is one of the few that has an overhead lanai light for a low lumen alternative to candles. Sitting on that lanai and gazing across the courtyard to the beautiful bay is close to being addictive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We don't think we can find words that express how wonderful your condo, location, manicured grounds ... have been during our vacation here. [This is] a gem that is best described as paradise. We're already contemplating a future date for a return. Thank you and Aloha!
Nov 2013
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Maalaea Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No candles are allowed inside the unit or on the lanai (where low lumen overhead lighting is provided).
  • Renters should not order pay-per-view TV movies/ programs or make international calls on the phone in the unit (Canada is the one exception).
  • Renters who choose to use the snorkeling equipment or boogie boards in the unit will be doing so at their own risk.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Comfort height toilet. Stone tile shower with pebble floor
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Comfort toilet. Stone tile walk-in shower-- glass half-wall.
  • Both bathrooms have custom painted walls employing various hues of aqua in textured strokes resembling ocean waves. It's very calming to look at. You won't get seasick.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Simmons Beautyrest
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into king upon request
  • King size bed in the master BR with a wide variety of pillows to choose from. Twin beds in the guest BR can be made into a King if ordered at least one week prior to arrival ($20 gratuity requested). Each bedroom has a scenic view--blue ocean for one, and West Maui Mountains for the other..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also provide hand-painted wine glasses for special occasions, bamboo cutting boards, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, coolers, insulated grocery totes, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, a mostly-fiction lending library, and Maui guide books. There also is an in-unit safe to securely store electronic devices and valuables..


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Location, Location, Vacation! On Beautiful Maalaea Bay...You'll Love the Beach
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 79 reviews

Incredible vacation for family of 4 in Maui!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenagers thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mort's Port. The location was ideal for us - 20 minutes or so from airport, Costco, Kihei and Lahaina without the congestion. We loved the 4 mile stretch of almost empty beach, the incredible views and playing in the ocean. We saw sea turtles every day in the ocean right outside the condo. The condo was equipped with everything we needed including nice beach chairs, towels, snorkels, coolers, etc. The complex is beautifully maintained and had loads of loungers for enjoying the sun and views. Sue provided excellent tips for things to do and also restaurant recommendations. Her tips were right on! We hope to come back to Mort's Port soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we can't promise that guests will see turtles in the summer (any more than whales in the winter), we can vouch that they are there in the bay. And Mort's Port has an excellent view of the bay. Sugar Beach, starting by our complex and stretching east for 4 miles of walkable shoreline, is also a feature that many cherish. We hope this family does indeed come back soon. They, like all other returnees, will be welcomed back with a discount on their nightly rate. Mahalo.
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Lovely and exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Great view. Everything we could ask for was provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was very clean,well furnished and contained all the various amenities for a comfortable stay. The view of the ocean and the pool were tremendous. The beach access was important as we were 100 ft from the actual beach with plenty of room to walk up and down the coast. We were close to shops and other attractions. Sue and Mort provided all the information about the condo as well as giving us excellent suggestions on restaurants and activities on the island that they had personally experienced. Stay here you won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners, we're never disappointed either. We love the aspects of the island that we share with our renters through our Tourist Tips document. We're always updating it as we discover new sight-seeing wonders, newly opened attractions and shops, and nearby restaurants that serve delicious food. Aloha from Sue and Mort
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Beautiful condo in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Morts Port. The location was perfect - nice shops and good food within walking distance and a short drive to all things we wanted to do/see. Sue and Mort supplied everything we needed at the condo; as well as lots of practical information for exploring the island. We were able to have a separate bedroom and bathroom from the kids for less than the price of one room in a resort. We also loved the private beach. Thanks Sue and Mort!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the way comprehensive reviews like this one turn out to be our best marketing tool. Come experience what this family did. Life is good. Especially on Maui. M & S
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relaxing vacation in Maui

  • 4 of 5

Went to Maui for a 8 day vacation for relaxation and renewal. Condo was clean and decorated with ocean/hawaiian motif. It was a specious condo for 2 people and had plenty of room. The bed was comfortable and left the MBR windows open all the time for sound of ocean waves and palm trees. Beach was quick access and everything you can possible want to use has been made available from the owners. We have been to the island previously so we knew our way around pretty well. Visited the Seven Sacred Pools, and Bamboo forest. Snorkeled in numerous locations the best for us was Black rock beach . Did flying hawaiian zipline AWESOME!!!!! must do if your are not afraid of heights. pricey but we needed some adventure. The instructions for the condo was thorough and complete. The owners communicated with us through email to make sure everything was ok when we first arrived. and mid week. I gave it 4 stars because of a parking lot construction during the week we were there and it was kind of inconvenient. No fault of owners just would have liked to known ahead of time. Would go back ... thanks for sharing your place

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad that this couple had some grand adventures while celebrating a milestone birthday in Maui. We regret the inconvenience of the parking lot being repaved, and hope that a return visit will be perfect. M & S
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Great base location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Owners easy to work with. Property exactly as described!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the positive comments. M & S
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Maalaea Bay

Many people enjoy taking a daily stroll along the shoreline of Maalaea Bay. The sandy beach begins at our condo complex and extends east all the way to Kihei (approx. 4 miles). The 7 condo buildings to our west are not on a sandy beach, but there is a sidewalk by the road that people staying in those condos can take get to a starting point for their shoreline walking. Most of the time Maalaea Bay is calm enough for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and boogie- or paddle--boarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

60 days or more in advance of start date: 100% refund
30-59 days in advance: 50% refund

If you are concerned about having to cancel or curtail your vacation due to health issues or possible death/severe illness of a loved one, you are strongly urged to consider securing traveler's insurance. It would cover not only the amount of the forfeited rent, but also transportation expenses.

Arrival time is 2pm or later. Check out is 10am. An extension to noon might be available upon request at least a week in advance.

For late departure flights, we recommend booking an additional half day at 50% of the daily rate plus tax. Mention this request at the time of booking, so adjustments can be made in the rent total and tax. It can't be adjusted later.

The sofa is not a sleeper sofa, so the maximum number of people who should be staying in the unit is four. There will be no exceptions to this regulation. When there are two people staying in the guest bedroom, you will have the choice of having the beds left as twins or made into a king. The request for a king will only be honored if made at least a week in advance of arrival, preferably at the time of booking. A $20 gratuity is suggested for the cleaning staff who have to rearrange furniture for a king.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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