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- Minimum stay:1-14 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Condo on Sandy Beach, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-4)
We welcome inquiries at any time, but only commit to a reservation one year or less prior to arrival date for first-time rentals. The minimum rental requirement generally is 7 nights (an exception being 6 nights in May). The shortest stay in the first three months of the year is 14 nights unless there is a 7-13 night opening between rentals.
If you decide to stay in Mort's Port, this is what we can predict: You won't want to leave. Treat yourself to a stay in this superb third floor unit in Kanai A Nalu, and you'll understand. 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. Also nearby is the Maui Ocean Center, as impressive an aquarium as you'll find anywhere.
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, FREE and PASSWORD-PROTECTED WIFI , HD FLATSCREEN TVs with CABLE AND DVD PLAYERS, CD's and DVD's in the 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, SNORKELING EQUIPMENT, BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH CHAIRS and UMBRELLAS, SPOTTING SCOPE and BINOC's, WASHER/DRYER in unit, KINGSIZE BED in MBR, and 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 supposed to provide tax ID's to property renters.]
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Member since: 1999
- On floor 3
- 960 sq. ft.
- Elevator : 2 in building, one 2 doors away
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size bed in the master BR with kingsize pillows adjustable for firmness with inserts; regular pillows available as alternatives--also memory foam contour pillows. Twin beds in the guest BR can be made into a King if stipulated prior to arrival ($20 gratuity requested). We ask that guests not move furniture during their stay....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- We also provide hand-painted wine glasses for special occasions, bamboo cutting boards, wooden block with Farberware knives, BBQ tools, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, coolers, binoculars and spotting scope for viewing whales from the lanai, twin-size air bed, a mostly-fiction lending library, and Maui guide books. There also is an in-unit safe to securely store electronic devices, jewelry or wallets....moreless
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
This unit faces straight out to the ocean with nothing but the pool and palm trees in between. A Maui realtor declared that 'this unit has a million dollar view.' We agree, but we won't be selling....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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Countertops, sink/faucet, appliances all relatively new. New maple cabinets were installed in 2014 and 2016. Most kitchen amenities listed elsewhere. There are also a blender and an electric kettle....moreless
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Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2017
14 night min stay
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Early Dec. '17
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Late Dec. '17
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2017
14 night min stay
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $125
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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.
We authorize full refund of money paid minus $50 admin. fee for cancellations prior to 60 days in advance of start date (120 days for Late Dec. and 1st Quarter rentals). Otherwise, refund is subject to recapture of income through new rental agreement.
The sofa is not a sleeper sofa, so the maximum number of people who should be staying in the unit at the published rental rate is four. A fifth person (suggested that it be a child over age 5 or a very agile adult) may stay in the unit, sleeping on a twin-size airbed, for an additional rent of 10% of the published rate per night plus tax. There should never be six people staying in the unit.
Please note posted minimum length of stay before inquiring about rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Maalaea, HI, USA:
This centrally located condominium on Maalaea Bay 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. And in the winter months, we have a great vantage point for seeing whales frolicking in the bay.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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 these 12 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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On the beach looking east towards Haleakala (early morning).
You'll treasure this view of the pool, the bay and Haleakala from your lanai.
Two comfy recliner loungers are on either side of the coffee table.
42' TV, DVD player, portable phone and binoc's across from living area seating.
The dining chairs are on coasters, so you can roll back easily after a meal.
Kitchen upgrades include new maple cabinets, puck lighting, and appliances.
Stunning view from the master bedroom window (photo taken with screen removed ).
Custom designed stone tile shower in the master bathroom has pivot-style door.
Custom walk-in shower in guest bath has plate glass half-wall and pebble floor.
Twins can be made into a king upon request. A $20 gratuity is requested for this.
Sue at the beginning of Sugar Beach, just in front of our condo building.
One of many orchids growing in coconut husk baskets on trees in the courtyard.
On the beach looking west towards the harbor. (midday).
Looking back from the pool (our unit is 3rd floor straight back in the middle).
One of the comfy loungers is pictured with an awesome backdrop.
Reflection shows the 2nd recliner lounger where you can see ocean as well as TV.
Pass-through designed to allow folks in the kitchen to gaze out to the ocean.
A Kingsize Simmons Beautyrest with pillowtop makes for good oceanside sleeping!
Flat screen TV on new chest of drawers surrounded by original watercolors by Sue.
Each bathroom has an upgraded vanity top--this one composite, the other granite.
Twin beds in the guest bedroom (window faces West Maui Mountains).
Railing is along the 8 stone steps that go down from the courtyard to the beach.
Picture yourself waving from the lanai, shorts dampened from wading in the surf.
A bird of paradise growing in paradise (by the gate around the pool).
This listing was first published here in 1999.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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