About the property
- Condo960 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
POPULAR TOP FLOOR CONDO!!
Quiet, romantic Maalaea Bay offers the ideal setting for your Hawaiian vacation. Located at the water's edge on a quiet street, this complex (Lauola condo complex) offers lovely grounds, pool, and barbeques.
Completely upgraded, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, oceanfront condo centrally located to all of the wonderful areas for fun Maui has to offer. The unit is located on the 4th floor of a 4-story building and offers spectacular unobstructed views of the blue Pacific Ocean, the South Shore of Maui, and Haleakala.
From your double lanai enjoy some of the best whale watching in Maui, as the Humpback's bring their young to the protected waters of Maalaea Bay (in the winter months). Also, when the surf picks up, Maalaea produces the 'Freight Train,' one of the fastest and longest surfing waves in the world (Best in summer months). Night-time affords wonderful views of the lights from Kihei to Wailea, and upcountry. PEACEFUL... PERFECT FOR UNWINDING!
Master bedroom is located in direct view of the blue Pacific Ocean and offers it's own private bath. Unit is air conditioned, offers a tastefully updated kitchen, washer and dryer inside the unit, Marble floors, countertops and bathrooms. A full, queen size, Murphy bed in second bedroom. Jacuzzi tub in guest bath. Living area features comfortable seating with fantastic views. Other features include Wi-Fi, a large screen television, DVD,VCR, surround sound, and stereo with a multi CD player. A real nice unit that's affordably priced.
Just a few feet from your doorstep, enjoy snorkling and swimming...one of the best locations in Maui. The unit is located just a short walk from a secluded, 7 mile, white sand beach that borders the Kealia Nature Preserve. Perfect for the beachcomber, a good long walk, or getting away from it all. A short walk the other way, takes you to Maalaea Harbor which is a popular place for boat excursions to Molokini for snorkling, fishing, sunset cruises and even more whale watching.
Maalaea Harbor is also home to several resturants including Buzz's (famous for their Tahitian Prwans and their Maui Onion Rings), The Waterfront (a 5 star resturant), and The Blue Marlin (tasty Mahi Mahi fish and chips). Shopping, an ice cream parlor, The Pacific Whale Foundation, miniture golf, even a fast food place (Carl's Jr.)is located at the Harbor. Maui's #1 tourist attraction, the Maui Ocean Center makes it's home at Maalaea Harbor. Bottom line...this place is central to unlimited activities in Paradise!!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Great place to Stay!
We were two couples that stayed at this property for 4 nights in January, 2018. It was a wonderful stay. The condo is very comfortable for 4 adults and is supplied with "little" extras (laundry & dishwasher soap, nice towels, beach items) that makes staying there so much nicer and easier. The view from the Lanai was unbelievable. We saw whales, sea turtles, etc.
Really enjoyed the location of this condo. It was perfect for us. We would open the sliding glass door at night to hear the ocean and the ocean breeze was enough to cool the room. Never used the AC. The pool at this condo is small, but just right for a quick dip to cool off. It was never busy by the pool while we were there. Would definitely book this condo again!
Comfortable, but air conditioning is minimal. Don't read the info about needing to buy TP paper and towels. Waste of money-was already available. Some fans not working, but over all a nice stay.
This condo is in dire need of some routine maintenance, upgrades and a deep, deep cleaning. From the lights to the walls to the appliances to the drains to the artwork to the doors. Our first adventure on the island was a trip to the store for cleaning supplies. We have stayed in VRBO properties for the past 5 years and have never been disappointed until now. There are better places to stay in Maui! Trust me, keep looking!!!
I am surprised by this review, as I have been on VRBO for over 12 years, and all reviews of past clients have been 4's and 5's...and the condo is quite popular with guests. You mention quite a few issues that are a bit shocking... I do have both a deep clean and a pre-clean done by the same folks who are my cleaners that work for the property manager. Never any issues. However sometimes if wind, we get some of the red lava dust on the lanai. You mention your first trip was to get cleaning supplies. If you found the condo to be unclean...did you reach out to the property manager where you picked up the keys..that is just a couple of condo complexes away and let them know? Light fixtures, doors, etc...? hummmm...There is a light in the master bath that has 4 or 5 bulbs, and I do know one will burn out before the others, but that is just a light blub that burns out. The art?? hummm to that too, as the art is nice according to other guests. I am sorry you found the condo not to be up to your standards. My property manager and I stive to assure our guests are happy with their stay. Brad
Amazing location !!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The view was spectacular and we saw whales every day. The harbour is a short walk away with a few restaurants, tourist shops and convenience stores. The beach is a short walk away as well in the opposite direction and is not busy at all. This location is between Lahaina and Kihei so it is easy to get to the shopping centers and popular beaches. We had everything that we needed in our condo as well as beach chairs, umbrella and snorkelling gear. Would definitely stay here again !!
Lauloa Ocean View
First, we love the location. The view is spectacular and having the master bedroom next to the Lanai is a big plus. The condo itself was fine. Just a few minor complaints that keep this from being a five star.
First, the main reason you rent a condo like this is for the lanai. However the railing blocks a lot of your view when sitting. (I'm 6'1 so my height was not the issue) The last condo like this we had solved this issue with taller stools that allowed you to look at the bay over the railing and not through it. A small thing but makes a big difference. The second thing is the kitchen. The owner very generously encourages you to leave your leftover food in the fridge for housekeeping to take home. I'm all for that but the only condiments left were salt and pepper. Food is expensive enough without having to buy basics like a bottle of ketchup etc. that you will probably only use once or twice. After staying in other condos that had kitchens that were stocked and ready to cook, this one has the bare minimums but we were able to get by.
Along the same lines there was just a shortage of some of the items you would expect in a furnished beach condo. For example there was only two beach towels in a condo advertised for 4 people. There was one snorkel and mask, three beach chairs, one umbrella and no ice chest for outings.
You should also be aware that the sliding door to the master bedroom is paper thin and does not provide any real privacy, especially if anyone is in the living room. On a positive note, the sliding door to the bedroom was broken when we checked in but maintenance had it repaired within an hour after calling them.
To summarize, the location is awesome, the view from the Lanai is stunning and it's a nice quiet, secluded area. We just think that when paying top dollar the owner would do well to add the extra touches that make staying in a VRBO more enjoyable and convenient.
Other Activities: boating, wildlife viewing, parasailing, shopping, mini golf