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" Perfect Ocean Front - 12 Giant Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Located on the popular Westside of Maui, between the destination resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. The first thing you will do when you see the setting is to say `WOW`, as this is the place that you have always pictured as Paradise.

The over 180 degree ocean view is framed by the Islands of Lanai and Molokai. Watch glorious sunsets that sets to the West. Be entertained by the action in the sea; whales turtles, dolphins, and surfers and kayakers. The building is just three stories high with 42 total condos, all Oceanfront. A stone wall separates the parking lot from the road, fencing and tropical foliage runs from the wall along both sides of the building to the beach providing security and privacy.

Plush green lawns and tropical foliage provide a secluded and tranquil place to relax on your private lanai or Oceanside pool.

The remodeled one bedroom one bath condo features a plush king bed, granite bath and full granite kitchen with all amenities and place setting for eight. For your comfort and ours, we only accommodate two people, and we are a non smoking condo.. This is a ground floor unit that opens right to your private lanai and steps to the beach. Do not check into a high rise building with long hallways and elevators to the lobby.

Free parking is just steps away from the front door in our off street parking lot.. All tile floors from bedroom to bath, kitchen and living area. Expect all the amenities you would desire at a first class resort; free high speed wireless internet access, Oceanside pool, chase lounges, BBQ's, Inside and outside dinning, laundry facilities, in suite safe, all linens, beach towels, TV with cable, Stereo with I-pod connection.

Close to dozens of restaurants and take outs. Super market, specialty shops, a farmers market, world class tennis and golf resorts. Swim in the Oceanside pool or in the ocean. The Ocean in front has some of the best snorkeling anywhere. The reefs are home to many sea turtles. See; who's who underwater at Honokawai . The name of our condo building on Maui is the Kulakane, The unit is Kulakane#104.

Keywords: Kulakane, Condominium, Oceanfront, Maui, Hawaii

More Details

Don Duwe
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Don Duwe

We honeymooned on Maui in 1967. and have returned for many anniversaries since that time. After 33 years of marriage we were lucky enough to purchase this condo and return for our anniversies annually now.

Don and Jane Duwe

Don Duwe purchased this condo in 2000

Why Don Duwe chose Lahaina

Because of the year around good weather, always in the low 80s, We can enjoy the sunny climate any time of the year. Plus this is the best area on Maui for a variety of activities and the most and best beaches. Between Kaanapali and Kapalua and Lahaina we have more activities and great restuarants on the Island yet is quit and peaceful in the Honokawai neighborhood.

What makes this condo unique

We play a lot of golf, tennis and of course swim or snorkel almost daily. We also spend a lot of time just soaking up the sun `recharging our batteries` right here by the pool or on our lanai. We do get a lot of reading in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The sound of the waves, the cool trade winds and the comfort of home......these are just a few of the things that helped make a `perfect` vacation. We loved going out with Turtle John in our morning swimming with the turtles - a memory we will never forget.

Thank you for sharing your amazing Maui home with us.
May 2013
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Lahaina Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • quite time after 10:00PM.
  • Lower sound on TV after 10:00PM.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 with new shower. See pictures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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" Perfect Ocean Front - 12 Giant Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 64 reviews
Orlando, FL

Dream Vacation Come True

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a condo right on the ocean and with a great view and we found it. This condo was clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The sunset view was the most amazing I have ever seen right from our ground floor lanai. The snorkeling in front was better than the tour we booked. Tropical fish and Sea Turtles everywhere. Centrally located so its an easy commute to just about anywhere. We found that grilling some fresh local fish steaks and fillets and eating on the lanai was magical. Due to a tropical storm in Orlando, our flight was cancelled and we needed to stay an extra day and the owner, Don, was very easy to work with and immediately available by phone to help us.

The location is perfect, because its an easy drive to Kaanapali, Lahaina or Kapalua. We kept super busy with Zip Lining (Kapalua Adventures), Horseback Riding (Lahaina Stables), Helicopter (Sunshine) and the Sharaton Black Rock Luau. We also did a snorkeling adventure (Lanai Dolphin Super Rafts) but I honestly feel the snorkeling right in front of the condo was better and more convenient. We did see a pod of dolphins on the adventure though which was fantastic.

This was our 20th wedding anniversary and we returned because we honeymooned in Maui. We had a great time re-living our younger days. I guarantee we are not waiting another 20 years to return and when we do, this condo will be our first choice.

Thank You! Don, your condo made this the best vacation we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will miss it here!!!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful time. Don and Jane we great to work with. Tony the property manager3was friendly and did a good job. We enjoyed being so close to the ocean and the sea turtles. Conch shell blowing was fun too. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 4 of 5

We celebrated our 20th anniversary. This quaint condo had everything we needed. The lanai was perfect, footsteps from water. Sunsets were amazing. Walking distance to coffee shop. Minutes driving to shopping yummy restaurants.

Don was very helpful and hospitable.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean and well equipped condo in a beautiful location- small complex away from the hub bub yet easy drive to the resorts, towns etc. Not a place for a younger couple looking for on site nightlife nor a family of young kids looking for pool slides,etc (although there is a park close by). I hope to return to this exact unit in this exact complex the next time I travel to Maui - that is how wonderful a choice it is.I almost gave it 4 stars vs 5 because of some temporary issues- there was construction and ugly orange fencing partially marring the view, and in addition there were some weekend renters above us who were awful and noisy one night- both matters that are hard to predict and resolvable however.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved every single moments of our stay at Don's place. The profile picture says it all, that is the view you get, literally 12 steps to the water! There are plenty of retails(grocery store, rentals, shops in walking distance. We liked the fact that we were dealing directly with Don, the owner. He was very nice & helpful, provided us with all the necessary information in timely manner.

Just perfect place for maui vacation!! Thank you Don!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo, although small was well maintained and perfect for two. The grounds are gorgeous and the property is within walking distance to a coffee shop and small market. There are also several casual eating spots perfect for take out and enjoying on the lanai. Definitely a great condo for the price!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Maui Ocean Center
Costco Wholesale
"first light out of the airport turn left and stock up on all they have to offer"
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
West Maui Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
Car: recommended

Honokawai beach park is 1/4 mile to the South across the street from the farmers market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaneing fee $125
Tax Rate 14.42%

Hawaiian State Tax Code # TA 154 206 0032 01
# GE 154-206-0032-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.