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Kahana Nui Villa - The most luxurious and private beach front estate on Maui.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Kahana Nui Villa is a permitted vacation rental homes in Maui County .(CUP #2002/0017)


For many visitors to Maui the idea of staying in a private tropical beachfront estate appears impossible or just an idyllic scene of yesteryear. But a stay at the Kahana Nui Villa will make this dream come true.

As you enter through your own automatic wood gate, you'll find yourself immediately greeted in the courtyard with a towering Monkeypod tree surrounded with lush tropical gardens. Many people  immediately wander around the house first and are astonished to discover Kahana Nui is carefully nestled steps away from Maui's incredible marine sanctuary. It is not unusual to spot spinner or bottlenose dolphins playing, or humpback whales breaching just off shore. Sometimes you'll find giant green sea turtles (honu) or even endangered monk seals sunning themselves on the sand. Early risers, may wake to enjoy a stunning sunrise and discover local fisherman casting their traditional nets or spear diving for octopus (tako) in the shore break.      

Looking toward the ocean the views from the front of Kahana Nui stretch from the south shore of the island of Lana'i to Mokuniki just off shore of the north east edge of Moloka'i. These views are not just from the tranquil yard, but even from two stories of glass lined lanais not to mention from the comfort of the king size beds in four of the oceanfront master suites facing west inside the home.

The house itself is centered in the middle of the estate on large poles rising up towards the clouds. As you ascend the stairs and enter you are surrounded with unique architecture adorned in grand details commissioned by Indonesian artisans. Referred to by the locals as "The Bali House", Kahana Nui is a six bedroom, four and a half bath luxury oceanfront home on the beach in Kahana conveniently positioned between historical Lahaina Town and the exclusive resort area of Kapalua on the west shore of Maui.  The open-air and open-floor house was specifically designed to take advantage of the gentle trade wind breezes. The front of the house features a massive retractable floor-to-ceiling glass wall that easily slides away to create a refined indoor/outdoor oceanfront living and dining experience. On the rare occasions when the tradewinds ebb, each bedroom is equipped with their own individual air conditioning units.

For beach lovers, there is "no place like home" when you stay at Kahana Nui. Mere steps across the pillowy soft lawn you have your own escape to swim, snorkel, stand up paddle all directly in front of the home. However, if you like adventure some of the world's most renowned beaches are just minutes away - Kaanapali Beach to the south and Napili Bay to the north. However, most guests find themselves mostly swimming in the freshwater Honu pool, sunbathing poolside listening to the waterfall, or relaxing in the large hot tub sipping a Mai Tai with the jets on high.

Love golf?  Simply take a left out of the gate and idle north on Lower Honoapiillani Road (known around here as "sLower road.) where just minutes away are both the technically challenging PGA Plantation Course and it's more approachable sister The Kapalua Bay Course.

Keywords: House, estate, villa, maui, lahaina, kahana, oceanfront, beachfront, vacation rentals, west maui, exotic

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Lahaina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 90 days prior to arrival is 100% refund.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Sunset - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
    Royal Java - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks
    Roccoco - toilet , shower , shared bath with back bedroom
    Bali Suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Roccoco Room - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanaina, walk in closet, flat screen tv,
    Sunset - 1 king , Oceanfront walk out lanai, walk in closet, flat screen tv, a
    Royal Java - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanai, flat screen tv, ac,
    Bali Suite - this is the room connected to Bali Suite, has 2 twins
    Back bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Den - Large tv, sofa
    Bali Suite - 1 king , walk out oceanfront lanai, ac, flat screen, connecting room
  • My home sleeps 12 very comfortably. There are 2 fold out floor futons if you have a few extra small children. There is also a pack n play.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Kahana Nui Villa - The most luxurious and private beach front estate on Maui.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you had to spell the word "Paradise" it would be spelled "KAHANA NUI VILLA." This is one special place in the world. From the moment you walk into the front door and see the ocean with some of the prettiest colors of blue, you are hooked.

We stayed here for one week in January with our four adult children and three son-in-laws. There was plenty of room for everyone to go and retreat. The lanai overlooking the ocean was our favorite room to gather. The views will not let you down. Our family has great memories made on our stay that will last a lifetime!

The owner, Suzy, was a pleasure to work with during the whole process. She answered all our questions in a timely manner and the house is well equipped and clean.

I personally would never have left the property because it's that fantastic but my family had never been to Maui and wanted to explore. Suggestions for first timers: Snorkel and whale watch on the Gemini, Old Lahaina Luau, we had lunch at Mama's Fish House and you have to try the Hawaiian Shave ice at Ululani's.

I have to say this is the best vacation I have ever taken. We loved every minute of being here and hope to be able to come back again in the future. We highly recommend Kahana Nui Villa!

The Hartsell Family

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portage, MI

Absolutely amazing! This house was definitely a big part of our whole Maui vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 11 stayed at ‘The Bali’ house (as it is known to locals), 12/20/17-12/27/17. We booked this last February and throughout the whole process Suzy was amazing with communication. Everything was all set for us upon arrival and that was great as we all had different arrival times. The house is so beautifully detailed and the layout so well planned out that even with 11 of us, we never felt on top of each other. The view from the deck(s) are just breathtaking and the hot tub and pool got a lot of use. We did some activities throughout our week (driving to Olivine Pools and hiking down to the cliff pools near the oceans edge and jumping off the cliff into one of the pools was a huge highlight!), but honestly we didn’t want to leave this house!! We cooked breakfast and dinner almost every night and the kitchen was so well stocked with anything you may need. It was awesome! Even a spice cabinet had the spices we normally use. I (we) really can’t say enough about this house. We felt that it was worth every penny paid because of how well designed it was and again, the beautiful view of the island across the way, the sandy ocean right in front, and all of the amenities with the house. This isn’t a house on the beach where you can walk for miles and even the road to go to a little convenience store is a little scary as no real sidewalks and pretty busy, but that was totally fine as we were so content just being there and hanging out on the deck, sunchairs, hot tub (for sure!), and then pool. Thank you so much Suzy for letting us stay here and for the wonderful memories my family will cherish for years to come!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't know how to respond. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Maybe I'll see you in Michigan this summer In Leelanau County. Suzy
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Wow! That was SO peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12, three generations, stayed at this property the first week of October, 2017. We were a little spooked at first because the workers, lawn care, pool cleaning, etc, are so quite! The home was everything we expected from the pictures and description, however, there is no way to describe the tranquility! It really is an amazing place that I have already recommended to friends who frequent Maui regularly. We loved the privacy of the backyard pool and hot tub. The arrangement if the house itself is very conducive to multiple families having their own space. The home is well equipped with everything we needed. Thank you, Suzie, for such a great place for a very special occasion!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a group of 12

  • 5 of 5

Kahana Nui was perfect for our party of 12. Four families each had separate areas, yet we were all under one roof. Plenty of room for togetherness, yet space for each family to have their own area when they wanted. With two small babies, it was easy to isolate them for naps. Four cars fit easily in the garage and driveway. The bedrooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and plenty of storage. The views are amazing from the bedrooms and four of them have access to an outside patio The bathrooms are awesome, well equipped with soap, towels, shampoo, etc. I personally loved the huge shower. There is also a shower under the stairs near the pool for washing off sand and dirt before going upstairs to the living quarters, which kept the upstairs clean. The "no shoes in the house" rule also kept the area clean.

The children loved the pool and hot tub and also being a few steps from a beautiful sandy beach. We rented two paddle boards, which worked out quite well in the mornings when the ocean was still. The kitchen is fully equipped and a joy to work in with our multiple cooks combining kitchen skills during meals. We had a personal chef in one night and he was so very happy to have a large kitchen to work in and everything he needed to make us a lovely dinner. We were also glad to be close to grocery stores, and various activities, yet nicely secluded in the house. The kids loved the closet downstairs near the pool, filled with noodles, various toys, and fun things to add to their enjoyment of the pool. Do be aware that the main living quarters are on the second and third floors, so this would not be a place for someone who cannot negotiate stairs.

Thanks, Suzy, for a wonderful week at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Inside and Outside

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 12. We vacationed at Kahana Nui with our two sons and daughters-in-law and our six grandchildren ages 14 through 21 in July, 2017. Our first impression was of opening the front door and looking straight out to the ocean. It was amazing. After walking through the living room to the deck, we could then see the pool area as well as the ocean. Even Better!

The house was beautiful with all of the wood carvings on the doors and woodwork. The coffee table in the middle of the living room was beyond description with all of the carvings. We took numerous pictures of just that. The décor of the entire house, the appliances, the comfortable beds, and the luxurious bedding and towels made us feel that we were in the lap of luxury yet still very much like home.

We rented kayaks and stand-up paddle boards to use on the ocean in front of the house. The best times to use those were in the mornings and later in the afternoons when the winds calmed down. The house provided boogie boards, pool toys, and many big thick beach towels which was so nice because we were in the pool and hot tub nearly all the time. Since it was hot when we were there, we appreciated the air conditioning in all the bedrooms. In the afternoons we got a very nice breeze coming in through the fold out doors on the deck. Also the pull down shades on the deck that tie to the railing were a great help against the bright afternoon sunshine yet did not block the beautiful view. As perfect as our stay at this house with the ocean and pool was, probably the best, most memorable part were the gorgeous sunsets over the island of Molokai. Our stay at this house was like a dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It is families like yours that I love to see in my house. I'm glad you all had a great time and I hope to see you again. Mahalo Suzy
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Yorba Linda, CA

Wonderful, wonderful property!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this beautiful home! There were 12 of us, 6 adults and 6 grandchildren and we made lifetime memories in this spectacular spot!! The home was immaculate and well cared for...there was so much room to be together and also room for quiet time...we all enjoyed the pool daily even after all the snorkeling and surfing as it was so relaxing and so beautiful...we all loved this property and appreciated that we were able to share this lovely property...again, thank you so much for sharing this little piece of paradise,

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for the lovely review Toby. We hope we get to see you the next time you are on Maui. Mahalo Suzy
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Suzy Moffett
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Suzy Moffett

Aloha! My Name is Suzy Moffett and I have enjoyed all the wonders Maui has to offer to those of us lucky enough to live here: Surfing, Fishing, Hiking, Fantastic Dining, Unreal Sunsets. My family and I have our home on Maui and run Kahana Nui as an extension of our family home. Our guests become part of our extended Ohana.

Suzy Moffett purchased this house in 1999

Why Suzy Moffett chose Lahaina

When we built Kahana Nui, we dreamed of creating a unique home that would complement the beauty of this idyllic location. Our plans were to build a 'pole house', but we did not want it to have the appearance of a “house on poles”. A concept was developed for a ground level Lanai adapting the openness of the Bali style homes. By having beautiful, carved screens integrated into the supporting structure, a “Balinese Lanai” could be added to enhance the home. Trips were made to Bali and Java. The skill of the carvers and uniqueness of many items expanded the concept. The carved screens were used throughout the house. The furnishings were combined with decorations to capture the Bali Style. Many ideas were suggested and different approaches tried until the house evolved as you now see it.

What makes this house unique

Pure Luxury In Paradise! Ocean breezes keep the climate temperate year round. From your choice of the upper or lower decks, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Islands of Lanai and Molokai. Magnificent sunsets are a daily pleasure. Located Only a few miles north of Lahaina and Kaanapali, in Kahana, Maui, the home sits on its own private little piece of oceanfront paradise. This location is ideal for shopping and dining out and is conveniently located just minutes from the West Maui airport and the world class Kapalua golf courses, as well as surf spots and unreal hikes.


Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Kapalua West Maui


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $600 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

100% refund prior to 90 days. There is also a $600 outclean charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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