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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 nights


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 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: W10780602-01 (Marilyn Leland) and W63599587-01 (Meera Kohler)

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Meera Kohler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Central Maui

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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Aurora Sands - Spectacular Oceanfront 2 BR/2 BA Condo
average rating of 4.8783784 based on 74 reviews

Excellent lodging!

  • 5 of 5

The AC was a bit weak making it hot in some of the rooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place. Great location to explore Maui

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay and explore Maui. The views were amazing and the trade winds kept us comfortable. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional comfort and convenience

  • 5 of 5

Meera & Marilyn were wonderful, making sure every detail was taken care of and offering suggestions for place's to see and Dine. The condo was immaculate and is the perfect centralized location on the island. Fantastic views and breeze that can't be beat. This is a gem, don't miss out!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 6 days (one 12 year old and one senior plus husband and I) and thought it was a beautiful place. We ate dinner off the balcony several times and used the grill in the pool area. It is in a great location for may different things to do, especially if you want to dive-boats are right there. Very well stocked for cooking items. Nice and clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay on Maui

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed living in the Aurora Sands apartments. A very clean and very well equipped place with great views from the window and a lot of amenities you may need: everything from beach stuff like chairs and towels and snorkeling equipment to nice little things like a kite you can fly with the kids on a windy evening. (And mostly all evenings are windy there!) And the owners, Meera and Marylin, are super friendly and helpful.

The neighborhood is not as impressive though. The Maalaea harbor and the Maui Ocean Center are nearby, however, there are not a lot of stores and restaurants in the walking distance. Some may consider this an advantage though because that makes the place rather quiet and solitary, and anyway, you have all those stores and restaurants in just a few minutes drive.

To get to the best beaches, you also need to do a short drive. Yes you can walk to Haycraft Park beach, but once you try Sugar Beach (~5 min drive) and beaches at Kihei (Kamaole was our favorite, ~15 min drive), you probably won't want to go back to Haycraft.

With that all, we really liked the place, and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Location, Boat Harbor, Pool, Barbecue, Lani, Beach, Very Nice People

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, very clean, and the owners were amazing at communicating with us, and accommodating our every need. The location was perfect. We will recommend Aurora Sands, and stay here when we come back.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.