About the property
- Condo960 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 - 14 nights
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? Look no further. Mort's Port 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 the Request to Book button 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.
Recent upgrades: A NEW KEYLESS ENTRY system that makes arriving and leaving less challenging; BEAUTIFUL MAPLE CABINETS and PUCK LIGHTING in the kitchen; NEW WASHER/DRYER and NEW CARPETING. Also, NEW MASTER BEDROOM FURNITURE (but no new headboard--we're too fond of the hand-painted one you see in the photo).
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.]
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- Apr 17, 2018
About Sue 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 Mortenson purchased this Condo in 1994
Why Sue 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, not a view of another unit across the courtyard. Also, 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 to have installed an overhead lanai light for a low lumen alternative to candles.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A GRAND VACATION LOCATION
The condo location is great to view the Bay and it's activities, the miles of beach is a peaceful stroll, the sound of waves is musical and this area is central to other tourist interest sites.
We were two vacationing couples and found adequate space for all of us. We met young as well as retired families enjoying this special location.
The condo was neat and well furnished.
We had a great time at "MortsPort"!! From the views/whale watching on the lanai, to all the comforts of home in the condo this visit was all Sue promised...and more. I would recommend "MortsPort" to anyone wanting to visit the beautiful island of Maui!
Quiet piece of paradise
We would absolutely return here again! The condo is in a centrally located area, with a great view of the ocean. There was nothing lacking in supplies, from boogie boards and beach towels, to coolers and kitchen supplies. We very much enjoyed watching whales with the binoculars from the lanai. This quiet unit and grounds is clean and well kept; we felt safe staying here- in this beautiful piece of paradise! The owners were communicative and accommodating in arranging a wonderful stay for us.
We are glad that you put the word "quiet" in your review because that is a key feature of Mort's Port's location. It's nice to get away from the noise of everyday life. Mahalo for taking the time to share your memories of a happy stay in paradise. Mort and Sue
A bit of Paradise
Great location, lovely grounds, easy access to Lahaina, Kihei & Kapaului.
Easy & fast communication with owners.
We're pleased that this couple appreciated the location and the communication. Those are two essential ingredients to a successful vacation rental. And the fine achievements of our grounds keeper is a bonus. Mahalo. Sue
Great location for exploring Maui
Great location in middle of the island. Nice beach views, but not a direct west view for sunsets. Local beach is great for hanging and swimming, not for snorkeling.
Indeed, our condo does not directly view sunset, but periodically you can see fantastic colors reflected on the clouds visible from the lanai. Snorkeling is good straight out from the condo when the ocean is relatively smooth. Unfortunately, it wasn't when this family stayed at Mort's Port. Maybe next time.... Sue
Incredible vacation for family of 4 in Maui!
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!
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.
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
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CANCELLATION POLICY: 60 days or more in advance of start date: 100% refund 30-59 days in advance: 50% refund MISC.: 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.