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Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo """

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ma'alaea is Maui's best kept secret. This is where the best whale viewing is - but only for the residents of the handful of condominiums along the shore of Ma'alaea Bay.

Beautiful, recently remodeled unit less than 50 feet from the ocean. Fabulous view of Haleakala. Watch whales, sea turtles and manta rays frolic from your lanai. Maui's best surfing wave - the Freight Train - is 100 yards away. All this, and absolute quiet - other than the sound of the surf lulling you to sleep.

Walking distance to several shops, restaurants, the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and Ma'alaea Harbor for whale watching and Molokini snorkel/scuba tours. The property is very quiet for a restful and relaxing vacation, but close to the many activities that Maui offers. It is 5 miles to Kihei, 8 miles to Kahului, and 15 miles to Lahaina.

We have very comfortable beds in the two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa if you need more space. The Tradewinds Deli, a wonderful little convenience store with daily hot specials, is right next door for last-minute amenities, Island produce and a great variety of beverages.

A small local beach park at the end of our short road marks the beginning of the well-known Sugar Beach. You can walk unobstructed for several miles to Kihei along this lovely sandy stretch.

Hawaii Tax ID: W63599587-01

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Meera Kohler
Member since: 2009
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Meera Kohler

The property is named Aurora Sands - signifying the union of Alaska (Aurora Borealis) and Maui (endless sand beaches and azure waters.) The property is owned by two women friends in Alaska. Hawaii Tax ID: W10780602-01 (Marilyn Leland 907-441-1866) and W63599587-01 (Meera Kohler 907-952-6161)

Meera Kohler purchased this condo in 2009

Why Meera Kohler chose Wailuku

Living in Alaska, we like to get away to warm and sunny places in the winter and Maui is perfect. We decided to buy a condo for ourselves and our families and as an investment for vacation rentals.

What makes this condo unique

Ma'alaea Yacht Marina, at 30 Hauoli Road, is a small property with 45 condos and an on-site resident manager. Many of the owners live in their condos, so you will feel like you are part of an extended family when you visit. The pool, barbecues and grounds are impeccably maintained. Each unit has a dedicated parking space and there are several spots for visitor parking as well. Our unit is a first floor unit, but we are elevated about six feet above the ground on the ocean side so that a spectacular view and complete privacy are assured.


Wailuku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Departure after 11:00 a.m. will result in a penalty unless prior arrangements have been made with the owner.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Walk-in showers in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Enjoy the ocean views from the lanai or get out and explore Maui.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 2, 2017

We have stayed in Maui many times but the Aurora Sands oceanfront condo was the best location ever. We felt right at home from the first moment we first walked in. Everything was provided including a fully stocked kitchen, two full modern baths and even snorkeling gear, coolers and boogey boards. The owners were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. The property was spotless and well maintained and the kitchen was stocked with all of the basics we needed to prepare meals which we enjoyed on the picture perfect lanai overlooking the ocean and the yacht harbor. We were only a short walking distance to the Ma'alaea Harbor, restaurants and the Maui Ocean Center Aquarian which is a must see. We could walk to some of the best sailing, diving and whale watching cruises in the world! The central location in Ma'alaea is also perfect for short drives to Lahaina, Kahului (airport) or Kihei. This is a beautiful home and a great location for anyone wanting to see whales, mantas and giant turtles and enjoy all of Maui’s beauty and culture. We highly recommend this home away from home and will definitely be back. Mahalo, Meera!

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Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo
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Just perfect. We will definitely rent this condo again

  • 5 of 5

Condo lovely, location perfect, wonderful beach a block away, owner is the best. First time on Maui couldn't have been better unless we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great unit

  • 5 of 5

Everything we expected. The yacht club was always entertaining. Saw several whales. Would definitely come again.

Jerry P

Clinton, IL

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing condo in Maui!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is there!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

It not a sheaton but we really enjoyed The condo. Right in The central point of The island.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it...

  • 5 of 5

The location of this condo is at the "windiest harbor in the world"? at least, that's what the guy on the tour boat for snuba said... there was always a breeze, and i loved it. figured out the second day that there were louvers in the door so i could get a breeze at night too. Decor had a touch of Alaska in it, thought it was a great juxtaposition. the location was central and a short drive to all the activity/tourist areas. The local general store (great bfast/lunch fare) and Beach Bums worked nicely for meals when i didn't want to make it an event. Great value and clean... Fits my vacation needs perfectly. The only item missing from my wish list was a dryer... Besides that, Five stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little home, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We love Maui! Our home we stayed at was cute and comfortable. Close to everything. We zipped lines, surfed and enjoyed the road to Hana. Plus the Luau was amazing in Lahaina ! Thank you letting us discover this magical island of Maui.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $200

Maximum occupancy is 4 adults. Up to two children under age 12 may be added at an additional fee of $10 per person per night.

Guests departing late (10 minutes after scheduled departure) will be charged $50 per half hour to be deducted from the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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